2017-2018 Event Reports


Lovely day at Gatcombe. Zippi jumped a phenomenal double clear (one of only 3) to lie 4th over night with the second round of jumping tomorrow afternoon.

Bernie did a beautiful, relaxed and confident test for a 31, his best score so far at 3 star level. Could not be more thrilled with him, and so beautifully ridden by Izzy.


 First novice for Heidi at Upton House, only her second event this season due to the weather and being busy with the advanced horses. Super dressage, one rail show jumping and a flawless clear xc to finish 8th and win her first point.

5 year old OJ was competing in his first ever competition, the BE 100. He produced an amazing calm test for a 29, 2 green rails jumping but a lovely round and a beautiful clear xc, although a slight satnav error meant that he missed out fence 7! Oops! He is a very exciting young horse and he impressed us with his attitude and level temperament.


Fantastic few days on the Isle of Wight. No prizes for Baz who totally nailed 2 out of 3 phases but what an amazing event Osborne House is. Stunning venue, great competition, fabulous prize money and the most fantastic hospitality. Thank you Bede Events, can’t wait to come back next year.


 Super fun weekend in the sunshine at the beautiful Haras de Jardy with the Golden Wonder, having his first proper run since Belton after a season of stops and starts. Orange jumped a beautiful double clear to finish 5th in a closely run CIC***. Big thank you to Tammy and Becca for getting him there  safely and looking after him and to Brioney for keeping the ponies going at home ready for their next events.


 Super proud of the two babies today at Upton.   Both of them have taken a bit of a backseat while we have been busy with the Big Boys. 

5 year old OJ was at his first ever event, and first ever competition! He was a total legend producing a lovely test for his first time in the arena for a 29. He had 2 rails show jumping but jumped a great round and an awesome clear XC. We won’t tell him the jockey had a satnav issue and missed out a fence - he thinks he was a champion! 

6 year old Heidi was competing in her first novice class, having had one run at BE100 this season. She was also a total star with a great dressage of 30, one down showjumping and a fantastic clear cross country with a few time to finish 8th winning her first point ⭐️⭐️


 Good day at Stratford Hills for Heidi, Stan and Zippi having their first outing of the season. Super double clears for Stan and Heidi to finish 3rd and 6th, Zippi just out of the placings. Lovely friendly and well run event although it is almost as far away as Luhmuhlen! #worthgettingupattwothirty


Wow, what a fantastic week at Tatts with superstar Bernie. We haven’t been to Tatts for a few years and it didn’t disappoint. A fabulous, well organised, slick running event with beautifully presented tracks and the horses happy in permanent stabling.

Bernie produced a much improved test - his best so far at this level, for a 32.4. Still lots more to come as he gains in confidence and relaxation but super happy with him. There was a huge atmosphere for the show jumping which unsettled him when he went into the arena to applause for the previous horse, but as soon as he saw the first fence he got on with his job and jumped an immaculate clear round.

The Ian Stark cross country track had some strong combinations, including 4 waters and a tricky angled corner off a mound. I thought it was a tough enough question for a relatively inexperienced horse but expertly piloted by Izzy, Bernie made nothing of the course posting an awesome clear inside the time to finish in 5th place in a very high class field. He also won the Godolphin Lifetime Care award for best racehorse.  

Bernie is enjoying some well earned time in the field before aiming for a CCI***. We have a couple of weeks at home so finally some time to concentrate on the baby horses.


 A slightly frustrating week at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. Bernie was along for the ride for a quiet outing in the 3 star combined training class. A lovely test for a 27 and good clear left him in 3rd place.

Orange did not enjoy the heat or the firm ground in the dressage and was not on best form. We had never intended to run him so it wasn’t too disappointing.

Baz so nearly had his big moment. A mistake free obedient test scored a competitive 29 and he followed it up with a stunning clear show jumping. He was flying xc so a silly mistake half way around to pick up 20 penalties was annoying and cost him 3rd place.

Quick turn around and off to Tattersalls CIC*** tomorrow

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