Category: Diary

GATCOMBE

It was just Cruise at Gatcombe, and he was much more relaxed posting a 33 Dressage, which I actually thought was a bit mean.  He was unlucky to have one rail down show-jumping, but produced a fantastic cross-country round full of confidence, proving that Lincoln had really acted as a ‘relationship booster.’  We finished 12th, highlighting […]

LINCOLN

I love Lincoln; it is such a good event to get going at as all three phases take place on good, flat ground, and the cross country is always solid and well built but inviting, needing attacking riding.  This is just what one needs to blow away the cobwebs.  I had an ‘informative’ run on […]

Spring developments

I have been a little lax in my report writing, but as I am now out of action (thankfully temporarily I hope) there is no excuse not to catch up and fill everyone in on Sunhill excitement!  The last couple of months have been jam packed with training activities; we tied in a trip back north […]

January

I was extremely lucky to escape the country for a week over New Year, which served as a fantastic freshener post winter training, and pre 2014 season pep up.  One of my best friends from school is editor of Conde Nast Traveller in Mumbai, so a couple of others and I decided to make the […]

End of season report

When I look back on this year, it strikes me that while we had some good results with a few horses, the main focus has been the development of my business.  Having reached December I am thrilled to have been able to lay some really good foundations, and now be in a position to use this groundwork […]

September

September kicked off with a day out at Milton Keynes doing PR for FLAIR.  Although it was rather strange wandering around the lorry park without either a lorry base, or the sort of hectic agenda normally fuelling my legs, I did enjoy having the time to really chat to people and hear their stories.  Horsey […]

August

August started with a brief trip home to help my Mum with her event ‘Hendersyde’.  It’s usually quite an entertaining weekend as the Scottish eventing contingent are a very cheerful bunch, and it’s very much a family affair with my sisters having key roles; George is chief caterer and makes epic picnics for all our […]

July

We’ve just got back from a fantastic week up at Hopetoun, which has certainly been the highlight of the month!  I love going back to the homeland; it is almost a different world up there, and while I wouldn’t change living in the south for anything, it is a soothing change to sometimes leave the […]

June

This month started with a very happy bang when the little star Dumbleton went and WON his CIC*at Brand Hall!  I was feeling mildly nervous on arrival, as having confidently told Lady Bamford that I was sure he could pull off a really good result here, and that it was definitely worth keeping him to […]

Badminton

    Hello everyone!  I am thrilled to announce that as of just two weeks ago, Zul became one of the few hallowed equine athletes to have completed the biggest, most prestigious event in the WORLD!  As is (annoyingly) so often the case, there were some frustrations and disappointments, but also some massive highs…
    Badminton week […]