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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

Winter National Dressage Championships

A week of superb results at Hartpury Winter Championships -Natalie Kayal took home a load of prizes and many compliments when she took a 3rd place with 72% on Bravo at Advanced medium music and a decent 68% with her less experienced horse Cleverboy and then the next day a fantastic 2nd place with Bravo again in the PSG freestyle with 70.5% and a 7th place in the Inter 1 freestyle with Homerun and another 70% test – now a little day off and then a guinea pig for the National Judges convention at Addington Manor in Bucks with Homerun- what a week

Springsteen does me proud!

My own Berrifield Stuntman took to the competition scene again and got a respectable 67.2%in advanced 102 at Hunters Equestrian- he has not competed much in his career so I was thrilled after a winter of work that he is still on track to compete in a PSG towards the summer- he thoroughly enjoyed himself and it was great being inside the white boards again!

Myerscough Premier League

Natalie Kayal made the long journey up to Lancashire very worthwhile at the weekend when she got two 7th placings in the FEI PSG and Inter 1 with 68% with DHI Bravo and Homerun and then Bravo won the PSG Freestyle with 74% and to crown the weekend Homerun then won the Freestyle Inter 1 Music with 71% – what a fab set of results and such a good start to the year- oh exciting times!! Watch this space for more news and how all my clients did at the Winter National Dressage Championships….

Eva has a good week

Not only did Eva get her wild card for the BD National Winter championships this week  but she also completed her Medium Summer qualification at Snowball farm in Bucks  with a win in the Medium 73Q restricted section with a 68.2% test- I have been teaching Eva now for a few years and in between dressage Championships she hopes to do some BE eventing as well! congratulations and a very successful summer ahead


To all my clients-Its a 100% pass rate! – everyone who went to qualify at the Regionals to get to the Winter National Championships are going- from  Elementary Restricted to Inter 1 Music at the Gala evening- come along to watch on the weekend of 8/9 th April-and a big well done to everybody trained by Berrifield dressage

Happy day at Addington Regionals

Natalie Kayal pulled out all the stops and qualified all the horses she took to Addington Regionals at the weekend- DHI Bravo, a horse she has had since he was a baby 4 yr old shone like a true superstar to claim 3rd place with 70.6% in the PSG music freestyle only having done a few tests at Advanced and then came 1st in the advanced medium freestyle with 73.9% beating his stable mate DHI Cleverboy , who is Elementary National champion by 1% and he came 4th with a very respectable 72.4%- DHI homerun also came 5th in the big PSG music class with 69.7% and has an invitation to do the Inter 1 freestyle at the Gala evening during the Nationals in April- a busy time coming up for Natalie in April but all very deserved for someone who works hard all the time and is so dedicated- well done to all the team including Casey her groom  who is backstage all the time keeping the show running


Regional Championships 2016

Eva Carse and her own Der Wellbeloved or “Charles” as he is known at home had a successful day at the Winter Regional Championships at Addington Manor with a 5th place in the Elementary Restricted class with a 69.79% test- Eva has been a regular client now for some time and Charles also events and showjumps- only last week he got a 69% in medium 69 and is now nearly qualified for the summer championships at Medium- a brilliant achievement for Eva as this is the first horse she has got to this level in affiliated dressage –