The first batch of entries have been sent, and the horses are well up on their training and fitness. They have started their fast work which they now do every 3 or 4 days.We have been show jump training at Bicton Arena and arena XC schooling at Pontispool. We have a few BS shows lined up at Summerhouse and Bicton over the next few weeks. We now hope the ground dries up enough to go proper XC schooling before the start of the season.
I’ve been teaching and after dinner speaking in January, and through the next few weeks Emily and I are hosting three River Cottage evenings, have 4 yard visits lined up for various groups of people, plus a lecture/demo for our sponsor Baileys Horse Feeds at Hartpury…all of which help to pay the bills!
David and I had a lovely ski holiday with friends in St Anton mid Jan, and who should we bump into but a bunch of Kiwi event riders including Tim Price and Dan Jocelyn!
Best wishes, Mary