Eventing Rider Blogs

Sometimes an injury provides a reason to change riding techniques as Alice Hirst discovered in her clinic with Prue Barrett

A delayed flight to the FEI European Eventing Championships ended in arrival at Disneyland

Nearly, nearly! Mighty Will the boldest pony in the world and I dipped our toes into the scary waters of three star and we were a whisker away from making it to shore... a whisker!


WOW - it’s midyear already! Two major 3 Day Events within a month of each other, an Australian win, the Caitlyn Fischer award and Young Event Horse title all made the past few weeks special

It occurred to me that this is one way for my kids to read about life when I’m either lying in hospital with amnesia after a stack or lost my marbles from dementia (I think I’d rather the former)

As I write this I am getting on a plane to come home after a month away in America at Boyd and Silva Martin’s property in Pennsylvania with a side trip to Rolex Kentucky

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again....... eventing is a great leveller and sometimes just plain cruel

A DipACVSMR on the end of his name, residence in a new country and the job of vetting at Badminton, Barbury, Blair and Turkmenistan (yes, really) - welcome back Chris Elliott!

March was a big month for nominations and honours then April brought Gemma her first 3* win and the Australian National Championship

Time and tide may wait for no man but neither does the Badminton Event Director Hugh Thomas so there was little doubt we were going to miss the official preview but luckily not the lunch .......