First 4*

First 4*

It’s a long way to Pau, and taking a horse who doesn’t travel well is fraught with worry but Chap obviously knew what was at stake because he behaved impeccably. Dressage put him some way down the order but the really big test was to come – his first...
Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

Four of our younger horses have been going great guns in their last events of the season. In between the senior international competitions David has been travelling to recently, these four have quietly been upping their game, delivering some excellent results at...
Advanced at Aston le Walls

Advanced at Aston le Walls

We had a fantastic weekend at Aston le Walls, coming home with four top ten finishes.  The Aston team had done a remarkable job with the ground, and were continuing to water parts of it during the competition as the day got hotter, which is not only going above and...
Our Continental journey

Our Continental journey

Two weeks away in France and Holland, and what a fantastic reward for the logistical nightmare, long distances and camping in the lorry! First stop Saumur with Gillian Jonas’s Shannondale Quest (JJ) and Patsy Mason’s Mr HiHo (Zippy) for CIC2*.  Neither...
Nail-biting finish at Chatsworth

Nail-biting finish at Chatsworth

After all the weeks of bad weather and unpredictability of events running or not, or half running and then abandoning, or cancelling one day but running another, the sun has finally come out in earnest and where better for it to shine than glorious Chatsworth House. ...
Ribbons already!

Ribbons already!

Like most of the country, our planned first event at Moreton (Dorset) was cancelled due to being under a foot of snow!  Next on the list was Tweseldown, with entries in the Intermediate (Dunge’s Don Perignon and Carneyhaugh Rua) and OI (Mr HiHo).  Don finished...