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29-08-2019 14:54:47 in General by Admin

 We headed to Millstreet with a really strong team of horses who all had a good chance of being competitive. We had Gideon, Red Kite and Monbeg Medlar in the 3* Long...

 

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05-08-2019 22:23:28 in General by Admin

The success continued at Gatcombe with Red Kite and Mosstown Prince stepping up a level for the Intermediate Championships, which is run at Advanced.  Red Kite has been going beautifully at home so it was lovely to show off his good work in public.  He did a super test to jointly lead the dressage on...

 

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05-08-2019 20:54:28 in General by Admin

The long journey north to Burgham was thoroughly worthwhile with our young horses running in the CCI2*S.  It’s a great event with good flowing courses and excellent organisation.  There is no stately home, fanfare or large crowds but it’s a very welcoming event and from the horses’ point of view it is ideal. To top that, the heavens opene...

 

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05-08-2019 18:34:20 in General by Admin

The horses have had a busy summer to date and we’ve been able to run them successfully on good ground despite the dry weather.  We’re now en route to Burgham International where we’re due 50mm of rain in 24 hours – the waterproofs are packed!  

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01-07-2019 11:18:03 in General by Admin

I was thriled to receive a call to say that Away Cruising had been both selected for the British Team at Aachen and named on the Long List for this years Senior Championships - the Europeans in Luhmuhlen.  It's a real honour to be in the selection mix and very r...

 

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15-06-2019 22:00:07 in General by Admin

 

 

 

Bramham has all the natural ingredients for a superb event with a stunning undulating park on good old turf, but this is coupled with a friendly ‘can do’ attitude and slick organisation – once again, and despite heavy rain, t...

 

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31-05-2019 12:25:41 in General by Admin

We've had a great run of events topped off with 2nd and 3rd place in the CCI3*-L at Houghton. 

 

Two days after Badminton we had a 'back to the real world' day at Aston le Walls with five Intermediate horses in the pouring rain. They all ran well but it was purely a preparatory run f...

 

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08-05-2019 12:38:23 in General by Admin

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02-05-2019 22:01:51 in General by Admin

We’ve had a rather challenging and emotional few days. Away Cruising has had the smoothest run-up to Badminton of any of my ten previous rides here. This is the first year that I really felt that if all went to plan he should challe...

 

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09-04-2019 11:12:49 in General by Admin

 

The season started with a bang with most of the yard running at Tweseldown.  History has taught us that some of the early events are likely to fall victim to the weather so we hedged our bets by entering most of the yard for the first two events.

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01-02-2019 22:10:28 in General by Admin

It’s been back to business with a bang this month with Read more...

27-11-2018 12:46:37 in General by Admin

For a season to be successful there are several determining factors - the top horses' performances at the blue-ribbon events, how the whole yard of horses fares overall, and how the horses

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23-10-2018 12:06:29 in General by Admin

Having been a big advocate of weighing my horses for the past five years, I'm delighted to have officically teamed up with Horse Weigh as a brand ambassador.  The data from regularly weighing each horse enables me to pre-empt rather than react to weight fluctuations. This consistency is important for the horses' performances.  ...

 

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19-10-2018 13:32:55 in General by Admin

The end of the season has come around quickly and we’ve had a great run of Autumn events.

  

After Burghley we headed to Gatcombe where B...

 

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06-09-2018 18:14:49 in General by Admin

We had a thoroughly enjoyable week at Burghley and I couldn’t have been happier with Away Cruising. It was a great reward to the years of work from our whole team in getting him there in the peak of his condition, and it was a great reminder th...

 

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24-08-2018 16:13:23 in General by Admin

Since Away Cruising left Badminton at the beginning of May all roads for him have led to Burghley. Although he was long-listed for the World Championshi...

 

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18-08-2018 12:36:12 in General by Admin

We've had a non-stop six weeks of events, with a conscious push to give the whole yard some runs in quick succession before we back off and concentrate on the Autumn internationals.

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02-07-2018 18:42:10 in General by Admin

After a great week at Tattersalls at the start of June, Rosie and I went away for a few days with the children. It was great to take a step back, have a change of scene and then hit the ground running again.  Read more...

02-07-2018 12:41:34 in General by Admin

I was thrilled to receive a call to say Away Cruising has been long-listed for the World Championships in Tryon this year.  It's a real honour to be in the selection mix and very rewarding for our whole home team who go to so much effort to...

 

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16-06-2018 22:20:39 in General by Admin

I always prioritise Tattersalls for my CCI* and ** horses’ Spring target.  Ian Stark’s courses are always educational, sending horses home more experienced than when they arrived, and the event is extremely well run with a positive and welcoming feel. It’s a great place...

 

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30-05-2018 10:21:56 in General by Admin

It’s been a busy few weeks since Badminton and it was back to the day job almost immediately with a 3am alarm set for Aston le Walls two days later for a lovely string of Intermediate horses.  They were all on great form and we had three lovely tests in the 20s and three double clears.  Red Kite lead the dressage on a super score of 24 with Tenareze ...

 

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07-05-2018 23:14:33 in General by Admin

It was so special to be back competing at Badminton.  This was my tenth Badminton but after an absence of three years, I’ve been looking forward to it since the 4th September - the day after Burghley!  Away Cruising was very settled all week and has been feeling great throughout his five month build up.

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20-04-2018 07:33:33 in General by Admin

Belton was the first big event this season to run from start to finish and the team at Bede put on a superb show.  The ground in most places was fantastic over the weekend and dried up in the nick of time.  Being one of the biggest Spring one day events Belton has always hosted large and high callibre entries with good and challenging courses but over the ...

 

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19-04-2018 13:10:23 in General by Admin

With over 20 events having been cancelled in full and many more abandoned part way through the weather has been a plague for event organisers this year. We’re hugely grateful for the events that have managed to run and to the organisers and their teams who have put in so much hard work and are left with a quagmire in the aftermath.

 

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17-03-2018 21:46:24 in General by Admin

The weather has played havoc with the opening weeks of the season, which is particularly hard for the organisers and volunteers, whose work in many cases has been in vain. 

 

 

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