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Horse & Rider Training Tips

The best bit, the reason we do it – it’s all about the cross country phase. Here are our 10 + tips to help you ride a brilliant cross-country round.



In eventing, the show jumping phase can be the most feared phase. Here’s some top tips to help you and your horse conquer the show jumping arena

Make sure that your competition days are exciting for all the right reasons with these 10 tips for an ‘Eventful’ but less stressful event

The Un-Eventful Guide to Dressage - Turn stressage into dressage with our top test tips


Learn about the different styles of cross-country obstacle, incorporating our video footage to help you achieve a faultless round. Part Four covers Step Down, Water and a Hidden/False Ground Rail

“Steps and ditches are good exercises for horses – and people" New FEI rules will encourage the use of more steps and ditches on cross country but without racking up the number of jumping efforts

The previous weeks of lead-up fitness work have helped prepare the horse for the season ahead and now it’s time to consider his heart and lungs – best developed by interval training

For 17 years the International Eventing Forum was a February eventing highlight - we look back at some of our favourite topics and training sessions

Rider examination after a fall, body protectors, MER's and number of jumping efforts were the 2022 FEI Eventing Rule Revisions highlighted at the Online FEI Eventing Risk Management Seminar

Building on the Starter Plan in Part 1, Anna Bruce now ups the ante for your horse’s fitness with a suppleness and strength programme (and one very important tip before you enter that arena!)