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Bury Farm Regionals

What a year Natalie kayal and DHI Homerun have had so far but now secured their place at the BD National Championships in September with a 1st place in the Inter 1 with a whopping 73.2%- their win here at Bury farm in a big class confirms the great progress made this year by the pair- she is already qualified at PSG-

Summerhouse Ec

A SUPER day at Summerhouse for Jacky Baird who has trained with me for some time in her first affiliated Novice 23 with a super 68.3% riding her own Toby- Jacky has competed this year in team Quest but is looking forward to gaining qualification for the area festivals-

I also had a good day with berrifield Stuntman, who despite making a few mistakes got a respectable 65.2% in his second PSG

Deauville 3* CDI

WOW, another stunning performance by Natalie Kayal last week end at her 3rd International , this time Deauville in France where she achieved 68.4% in the PSG, 68.5% in the Inter 1, and 69.2% in the Inter1 kur and then got a fab write up from BD – she is on top form and so is Jo Jo!

Great result for Sandra at Oldencraig

It was a great result for Sandra Tarshis and her own Ouncel Brookfield when she came first with 65.2% at Oldencraig  Equestrian centre in Novice 23- Sandra who also does show jumping and eventing with “ozzy” has worked hard with me on her flatwork and its all beginning to pay off- well done for a super result and all your hard work!

Hartpury FEI International 3* Festival

Just had a super weekend at Hartpury where Natalie Kayal contested her 2nd International and got some amazing results- 5th in CDI  PSG 69.6%/8th in CDI inter 1 with 67.4%/ and the top 12 went through to the CDI Intermediate freestyle where she came 7th with 71.9%  -all super results in a high class level of international competition- Well done Natalie!!! Oh and well done “jo jo”!!

Rebecca on top Form

Another week on and Becky Wishart  and her own Furantti hit the headlines again with another Win at Hunters in the N38q with a massive 74.6% and a 65% in the Elementary 42, making going to the Winter Regional championships at both levels well within her grasp- earlier in the month she had been a guinea pig for me showing Elementary movements to judges who were being trained by Sarah Pidgley  and she got some very good feedback about her riding and lovely horse- I rode  Berrifield Spetter to do the medium movements which he thoroughly enjoyed as he hadn’t been out for over 4 years!

Becky on top form at Hunters Equestrian

Rebecca Wishart and Furantti (Fred at home!) took the Novice 38q by storm with a superb 70.9% win yesterday at Hunters-Rebecca has been training with me for some time but has only just had the opportunity to compete Fred in BD affialiated dressage and is making her mark with a second 70% +  test in as many weeks- my own Berrifield Havanna in her first Novice test could only manage a 68.8% but I was thrilled with her and she got a 70.8% in the non qualifier -a brill start to her competitive career

FEI debut for Springsteen

My own Berrifield Stuntman defied the odds and made his FEI PSG debut at Hunters Equestrian with a 1st place and 66.3%- its been quite a journey after a long period off but there is still a lot more to come and it was great to achieve this milestone with him

Hard work pays off for Jacky

Jacky Baird who makes a weekly trip to me for a lesson from her livery yard has had her hard work and dedication rewarded with a good percentage and a 4th rosette at Abbey Dressage today in the Elementary 43 -Jacky has trained her horse Toby Tobias from preliminary level and every competition he exceeds her expectations -this test is by far the most difficult and both showed what you can achieve with correct training and dedication but at the same time challenging yourself and enjoying your training- Well done…

Springsteen hits FEI level

My own Berrifield Stuntman has started his FEI level career with an impressive 68.1% and 69.1% at Advanced 105 at Hunters in Cirencester- its great to be back competing – as well as helping so many clients achieve their dreams, I am so proud of him  stepping up to the level

Saumur 2* international

Just home from a lovely journey through France after being with Natalie Kayal for her first International- and a first for me to train someone to that level- what a fab time we have had- and WHAT amazing results- 4th PSG (68.8%), 6th Inter 1 (67.7%) and 5th Inter 1 freestyle (70.1)- such a huge achievement for her and proof that hard work and dedication do pay off -huge congratulations to her and she should be extremely proud of herself …

Exciting News!!!

After  a fab day at the National Judges Convention with DHI Homerun and Natalie and some brilliant comments and tips from Stephen Clarke and Ferdi Eilberg – we have the exciting news that Natalie has been invited to compete abroad – we are off to Saumur at the end of the month to compete in an international 2 star – such an achievement and well done to a very hard working rider