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December 12th So a flat work lesson with Robert Pickles this week and a good point to assess where we are and what we need to work on. Sorry for lack of video but the camera is being a bit temperamental at the moment! Robert just felt we need to get a bit more suppleness and instant obedience off th[...]
It’s been a while……… but not due to the fact I have been sunning myself in the Caribbean or holidaying ‘down under’ but due to the fact we have been having so much fun at home with our lovely babies! Coco, Roxy, Ruby and Little George have all been coming on leaps and bounds. Coco has muscled up and[...]
Jenn Cain, barn manager and assistant trainer at Lilybridge Eventing, has been with the team since 2011, when she came to work for Erin after working for Missy Ransehousen at Blue Hill Farm. She has groomed for Erin at Rolex and Burghley and brings a lifetime of riding and barn management skills to [...]
Does your horse yank you out of the saddle every few strides? If you find that happening in the walk and canter, first make sure you’re following the natural forward and back motion of your horse’s head and neck. You don’t want to block your horse with stiff elbows. If you don’t follow his neck moti[...]
I learned this great technique of raising your fear threshold by doing things in ridiculously small baby steps from my friend Anke Johnson. Here’s how it works. Let’s say you’re nervous about jumping a 3’6” fence. Start with trotting poles. Stay with trotting poles for as long as you have to until y[...]
I had the pleasure of auditing the William Fox-Pitt Clinic at Morningside Training Farm last week.   While I was struck by many things I heard and observed, the most striking for me was his focus on the fundamentals of good horsemanship.  Whether he was working with 3*/4* riders and their horses or [...]

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CIC/CCC Reports

  • Firing Up for Fair Hill! BennettmdHTAfter a 3 month drought, in true tradition the dry spell ended the week before Fair Hill as the heavens opened and it rained non stop for a ...
  • Fair Hill 3* from Erin Sylvester Bucky and I through the first water (Photo by Gayle Hughes)Fair Hill is the biggest competition of my fall season, and I came into it with a big goal. Coming off of my third place finish in the ...
  • Great Finish at Fair Hill! Fernhill ClassicPhoto: GRC PhotoGreat way to finish the year on 2 wonderful horses!  Fair Hill is a fantastic event and it didn’t disappoint in its 25th year. Fernhill Classic and Frankie placed ...
  • Weston Park CCI** from Bill Levett Fiona Scott-MaxwellArrival After a nice couple of days at home schooling the horses I’m now at Weston Park with Alex, and Cath is helping me out for a few days ...
  • Osberton Photo: Fiona Scott-MaxwellWell today was Dotty’s turn to go into a bigger arena and atmosphere at Osberton CIC1*. It was a very competitive class and Dotty held her own and ...