It’s been a lovely and varied last few weeks for me. Following a wonderful weeks sailing in Turkey with some friends I went to Your Horse Live, where I signed and sold many copies of my new book, I am thrilled people like it 🙂 Many of my sponsors had stands there, so it was great to be able to visit them. The Joules stand was as popular as ever with some fabulous new items. There was lots of Christmas shopping going on around the hundreds of stands, I loved the head warmers at Annabel Brocks.
Following that I drove Emily and Patrick Beresford’s Charlemagne (Charlie) up to Ben Maher’s where she is working until Christmas – it is very exciting for her to be able to take a horse, and she is looking forward to jumping him at some shows soon with Ben’s horses.
Teaching and appearances
I then did a whole batch of teaching days, firstly in Scotland. One day at Ian Stark’s fantastic new indoor arena, then whizzed up to Gleneagles for a lecture/demo that evening and taught there all the next day. I went home for 1 day then drove up to Heathrow to fly to the States. I did 3 two day clinics in 7 days, 2 days in California, 2 in Virginia, and 2 in Kentucky – I had a great time, everyone was so welcoming, and I was impressed with the quality of horses – but is was nice to come home and stop talking!!! Hope to see some of you at the South West Equine Fair 6/7 Dec, and Olympia 20/21 Dec
where I will be signing at various sponsors stands.
Rosie has been very easy to break in, loving every minute! The 4 yrs olds had a break while I was away but are progressing well, they are now jumping around a 50cms course!!! – I love working with young horses and seeing how they improve each day. I have weaned this years foal, Tilly (King Temptress x Chilli Morning) and returned the lovely recipient mare Jenny to Twemlows Embryo Transfer Centre.
We have looked at many horses and found one lovely 6 yr old which an owner bought for Emily to ride, which is very exciting. Tess (Kings Temtpress) is looking forward to starting work a couple of weeks before the others due to her time off while she was injured, I plan to ride her at Badminton next year which is exciting 🙂