Support crew

What a fab day at the BRC Arena Eventing Championships in Aston Le Walls. I wasn’t sure how the day was going to go when I woke up to snow and ice!! Turned up at the yard to find the lock on the gate frozen and my lorry door frozen.

But I needn’t have worried, by the time we got onto the main roads it was smooth sailing all the way.

We arrived in time to watch the first two members of the team do their rounds. Vicky and Becca were awesome.

Then it was time for Samantha and Halo to go in. And in typical eventer-style, the heavens opened. They absolutely stormed round!

Big smiles all round. And the team came 15th.

Now snuggled up in the Buddymobile. Belly full of soup. Wine in hand. Little heater packing out some heat. What a good day.

Today has made me even more determined to get Buddy to another Championships. And goes to show that you can get as much from being the support crew as you can from being the rider.


Arena Eventing

Another day, another horsey outing. This time to Oxnead for a spot of Arena Eventing. It was a clinic run in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance.

I couldn’t fault Buddy today. He felt amazing. Jumped everything, even off some of my directionally challenged lines. It was such fun!

Definitely feeling that we’re ready for competitions again. Bring it on…

Time to prepare

As we get closer to lockdown easing, I thought it was time to get the preparations really moving.

A little spot of arena eventing today. Buddy flew everything. Not bad seeing as he hasn’t jumped the palisade jump for probably 18 months.

Then I took him round the block in the lorry. Think he was a bit confused at such a short journey. We’re ready for the off!