Monthly Archives: August 2011


I had been to Somerford for the first time in 2010 and was so impressed with the event had decided to take a truckload back this year for the whole weekend. The main aim for the weekend was for Shannondale Santiago to qualify for Le Lion D’angers and also for my working pupil Jenny Meiklejohn […]

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                 Kinpaddy was off to the CCI* at Hartpury and as we loaded up to drive the whole 30 min drive I think both Hels and I were a little whimsical as we recalled how he arrived as a half starved 3yo and the numerous times I have found myself on the ground wondering where […]

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West Wilts have really upped their game in recent years and now they have built a fantastic new outdoor where the showjumping was held and it makes all the difference. I had quite an easy day with Shannondale Santiago in the novice, Kinfabregas in the BE100 and catch ride Surprise addition also in this class. […]

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Togo de Kerser Gatcombe BYEH horse class is always a great one for educating the youngsters as the main ring is very atmnospheric and a bit more like the final at Burghley not to mention very competitive. I was very relaxed about Togo de Kerser in the 4yo as he is a truly magnificent animal […]

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Hooray for Homme House

I almost had three wins at Homme House which would have been amazing. In the end I had two which was also fantastic. I donlt know quite what was happening with my dressage at this event but I got pretty lucky with my worst mark being a 29! Judy Tice’s Dunbeggin Royal Imp did a […]

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Cheers for Cholmondeley

As I have never been a great fan of Wilton I decided to make the slightly longer journey to the new and improved Cholmondeley castle. With rather late times I was able to drive up in the morning on Sunday and I was glad I made the effort. The setting was beautiful, the ground quite […]

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I was very excited and a little nervous heading to aston for Kintara’s very first advanced run. She has always been such a talented mare and performed really well this weekend. She was a little tight in the dressage as she could see a little bit of the xc but not too bad and a […]

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Team Mcleod had one of those rare and lovely days at dauntsey when all the horses decided to go well all on the same day. A miracle. I had foour double clears out of four rides including a win for 5yo Kinfabregas and a 6th in the novice with Shannondale Santiago. It was a very […]

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