Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Dressage clinic with John Mears

On Saturday I went to a dressage training clinic with John Mears, and we worked on transitions and Annie's acceptance of the contact. By the end of the session I had mastered both downward and upward transitions maintaining Annie's engagement and outline - fantastic result!

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Annie is famous!

Following our appearance in Chiltern and Thames Rider magazine's January issue, and Wednesday 9th's MK News, the announcement of our sponsorship deal has now been run on the Milton Keynes website - brilliant coverage for my sponsors so I am thrilled!

You can read it here -

In other news, I have now received all my registration documents for British Eventing and am now officially an affiliated rider... even though I am yet to compete! Annie is also now officially a British Eventing horse, putting her showjumping days behind her. Roll on April so that we can get to our first event!

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Dressage at Addington - 13th January 2008

Unfortunately no pictures from today, but Annie performed really well despite gale force winds - her pet hate! We only did Prelim 7 due to the weather, and I was thrilled with her performance. Unfortunately, due to judges (grrr) we only finished middle of the field, but I am confident going into next Sunday's competition knowing that she is improving steadily. Hopefully our percentages next weekend will reflect her progress!

Next Saturday we have a training clinic at Bury Farm, followed by two further dressage tests (Prelim 4 & 10) at Addington on Sunday. Fingers crossed for some slightly brighter/dryer/less windy weather...!