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17-05-2017 21:49:50 in General by Admin

It's always a joy to compete at Chatsworth, it's the most spectacular setting and has become a huge event in terms of spectators with a real festival feel.  It's great for the young horses to have their first taster of a real atmosphere and brilliant practise for the more experienced horses.

 

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11-05-2017 17:09:21 in General by Admin

Despite not having a horse running at Badminton this year it certainly wasn't a quiet week for Harry.  Whilst keeping the horses going at home he managed to fit in multiple course walks for Owners, Sponsor, Students etc including one for the grass routes competitors, as well as a Cross Country Preview evening for the Horse Trials Support Group, most of Saturday...

 

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11-05-2017 16:54:37 in General by Admin

We had a great day at Hambleden with all six horses performing well.  Nigella Hall's Catherston Definitive jumped a lovely double clear to finish in 2nd place on his dressage score of 29 and Alex Robinson's Red Kite would have been a winner in his section, also jumping a lovely double clear with a dressage score of 29, but Harry opted to give him a steadier run...

 

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20-04-2017 14:52:28 in General by Admin

It’s been a busy but successful few weeks for the team.  We’ve had lots of horses competing with trips to Belton, Portman, Larkhill, Burnham Market and Ascott-under-Wychwood.

 

 

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21-03-2017 13:11:40 in General by Admin

The season is now well under way and it’s good to have the first few events under our belts!  The horses are in great form and we’ve had some excellent results.

 

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07-03-2017 14:19:58 in General by Admin

It’s been a full-on few weeks with outings in the lorry almost every day.  I like to have a pro-active build-up to the season; when everyone is well prepared ...

 

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05-01-2017 14:55:37 in General by Admin

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have been involved with our team over the past year and are all looking forward to an exciting 2017.  We are very lucky to have a wonderful team of Owners, fantastic sponsors to work with and a super team at home, not to mention a really lovely string of horses coming through.  Happy New Year everyo...

 

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05-01-2017 14:16:55 in General by Admin

We’ve just returned from a very busy but successful couple of weeks in Australia.  I was invited to Perth by the organisers of Eventing in the Park for the second year running.  It’s such a fun event with a fabulous atmosphere, which takes place in a stunning position on the bank of the Swan River.  The cross country course is tough and co...

 

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05-01-2017 14:03:15 in General by Admin

It’s always nice to finish the season on a good note so we were happy with a win and two seconds! With Larkhill being cancelled this year we had our first trip to Broadway and would highly recommend it.  It is a beautiful spot in the North Cotswolds with a good course and a lovely atmosphere.

 

 

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22-12-2016 23:50:34 in General by Admin

Tenareze was the star of our team at Osberton finishing 6th out of the vast CCI** field and completing on his dressage score.

 

 

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13-12-2016 14:40:59 in General by Admin

We took a full team of horses to the Autumn event at Gatcombe and I couldn’t have been happier with them – very rewardingly they produced nine double clears! Vrolijk and Tenareze were lying 1st and 3rd going into the final phase in the OI and either could have won with a quicker run but I opted to give them a quiet spin in preparation for thei...

 

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14-09-2016 09:38:45 in General by Admin

In many ways we had an excellent trip to Blenheim.  We got off to a great start with Orlando who lead the field on day one in the CCI*** on a super dressage score of 39 and was lying second at the end of both days of dressage. Away Cruising also did a lovely and fault free test, scoring 47 and was lying in the top 20.

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01-09-2016 13:53:05 in General by Admin

We had a wonderful first outing to Millstreet in Ireland last week and it's such a joy when everything goes to plan.  We had three super horses in the CIC**; Vrolijk, Tenareze and Sparkys Reflection, and all were on great form.  We were accompanied by a top team of Owners, sadly only missing Sparky's owners, James and Carol Stanford and Amy Martin.

 

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18-08-2016 11:32:04 in General by Admin

Harry had a great trip to Hartpury with Orlando and Away Cruising for their Pre-Blenheim CIC*** runs.  Orlando did a super dressage test to put him at the top of the leader board on a score of 38.  It was their first 3* test together so we couldn't have been happier.  Away Cruising did a nice test but with areas for improvement in the canter work and ...

 

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18-08-2016 11:20:20 in General by Admin

Harry had a different experience at Gatcombe this year, riding round the Open course with 8 cameras attached to a pole on his back creating 360 degree footage of his round. This was part of a project being carried out by Land Rover - all will be revealed at Burghley next weekend.   

 

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02-08-2016 14:00:17 in General by Admin

We had the earliest start of the season so far with a 3.15 depature for Cholmondeley Castle, with Jess's alarm going off at 1.30 am! We had a full team of five horses: the two six year olds, Monbeg Medlar and Cavalier Crystal, were both in the Novice and Tenareze, Sparky's Reflection and Catherston Definitive were in the OI and Intermediate.  

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01-08-2016 21:20:53 in General by Admin

We had three horses running in the Advanced at Aston le Walls; Vrolijk, Orlando and Away Cruising.  

 

Vrolijk was doing his first Advanced, and it was my first advanced run on Orlando although he has plenty of experience at this level; Away Cruising was having a prep run ahead of th...

 

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27-07-2016 18:26:55 in General by Admin

We spent a couple of scorching days at Dauntsey with the BE100 and Novice horses. I rode five horses over the two days and Tim also competed three. I love the hot weather and am quite happy competing in a heat wave, although Tim looked like stewed tomato for most of the day!

 

 

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18-07-2016 17:39:59 in General by Admin

We had a busy but very good couple of days at Upton House with 12 horses from the yard competing over the two days.  As always Jess and the whole team (Owners included!) did an excellent job to keep the horses coming. Of the eight horses I rode, seven jumped double clears which was fantastic; Tim had a good time with his three rides and Maddie was having her fi...

 

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14-07-2016 14:28:19 in General by Admin

We had an excellent few days at Barbury. It's a wonderful event with plenty going on, brilliant spectating for owners and supporters and a great festival feel.  

 

I had five horses entered, including a couple of new rides. Sparkys Reflection was competing in the Retraining of Racesh...

 

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12-06-2016 22:54:12 in General by Admin

 

 

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07-06-2016 19:49:20 in General by Admin

We had a very competetive day at Ascott under Wychwood on Saturday with Team A and Team B from Church Farm going head to head! Full report to follow shortly!

 

Team A 

Harry (riding)

Jess (grooming)

 

Mandy Gray's Monbeg Medlar (Section A)

Polly Lochore's Ben Riach (Section F)

Alex Robinson's Red Kit...

 

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06-06-2016 12:31:46 in General by Admin

We had a busy week at Houghton with five horses - three in the CCI classes and two who went along for the ride to do the 3* combined training competition.  Vroljk was the star of the show finishing third on his dressage score of 42 in the CCI**.

 

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23-05-2016 14:57:40 in General by Admin

I was very sad to hear Karen recently lost her battle with cancer.  She was with me for three years and was a real old-fashioned head groom of the best sort.  Karen carried on working for as long as she could, which epitomised the way she devoted her life to the horses ...

 

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