2012: Wet And Wonderful

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The Wonderful – History In The Making – The Unassailable Michael Jung Adds “Olympic Champion” To His CV The Wet – A Common Sight All Year Despite An Official Drought The 2012 Eventing season was ushered in with so much anticipation, and with a resoundingly great start in March, it was hard to imagine anything…

Home In Time For Tea & Medals

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This last Saturday proved most eventful, after 1 puncture, 3 flights (one missed), and 16 hours I managed to get to Luhmuhlen for the HSBC European Eventing Championships, and back home in time for Highclere and a day out with the children. Home in time for tea and medals, mission accomplished! For a moment, as…

Lost In Translation – Luhmühlen Or Bust

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Highclere Horse Trials This Weekend Too I keep telling myself I planned it this way, but the truth is I’ve been procrastinating over this particular holiday weekend for while. It’s the Europeans at Luhmühlen, and I’ve not been there since I lived in Aachen when Thatcher was in power, and continental Europe still had controlled…

3 Weeks and counting to….. WEG 2010 Highclere

Horse’s Flatwork: Improving | Rider’s Flatwork: Requires Attention Time ticks on and another week passes by on the road to our seasonal debut at Highclere Horse Trials. Last week I spent mostly concentrating on flatwork, partly because the ground was hard (no cantering on grass), partly because I needed the farrier to arrive (I don’t…

The Road To WEG2010…er, sorry, Highclere! cont’d.

Highlere Castle – our planned seasonal debut Just weeks to go now until our seasonal debut at Highclere Castle Horse Trials (who does a seasonal debut in August?!), and a bit like the Australian WEG Team my own plans are a bit of a mixed bag at present. The big white charger is actually coming along pretty…

The Road To WEG2010…er, sorry, Highclere!

Showjumping at Highclere Everybody seems to be talking about their “road to WEG2010″. Team GBR has been announced, The Americans, even the Brazilians. All the riders are out interviewing, being ghost written in blogs, yada, yada, yada! So whilst I haven’t got a cat in hell’s chance of getting anywhere near the World Equestrian Games,…