Well it is all systems go at Team Pickles! All the horses are now consistently out eventing and after a good couple of weekends it feels like the season has finally got going for us. Mr Percy Piglet (aka Knights Escapade) is on flying form and having won the BE90 section at Milton Keynes, he then we[...]
Last weekend I headed to the Horse Park of New Jersey to cover Jersey Fresh for COTH. The last time I went there was in 2008 where I saw a horse fall and die of a heart condition right in front of me. That day really stuck with me over the last few years and sort of turned me off of the upper levels[...]
Woodstock Eventing took 7 horses last weekend to Plantation, with all horses taking 5th place or better! Summit Sport Horses had 3 competing at Plantation. Powell is still undefeated – winning his 4th event on a 27, showing his class and adding no jumping faults. Grand Traverse Stepped up to P[...]
Summer is nearly here, is your horse ready? Here are some great things to think about from our friends at Professional Equine Grooms! What do I need to do to get my horse ready for summer? For most folks, summer means beach vacations, no school, and longer days. For horse folks, it means bug[...]
Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of presenting my annual local seminar on equestrian sport psychology – Five Pillars of Success. I look forward to this every year because it gives me the opportunity to reflect on how my thinking and my practice has grown and changed. Each year I seem to have one or t[...]
This year’s Badminton Horse Trials was hotly anticipated as the “Clash of the Titans”. Would Andrew or William win the Rolex Grand Slam? Would Michael Jung beat them both and claim the Badminton title for himself? Or would someone else sneak up and grab the win while everyone was f[...]
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