An eager return to British Eventing

Phew! What an extra-ordinary experience Lockdown has been. As I shared in my last blog it has given us time to catch up on lots of jobs around the yard. We’ve had time to work on the horses without the pressure of being away at shows in between times, and with the exception of those expected outings and some canter work our training has continued at home with eager anticipation of return to competition.

horse and rider in dressage arena

Last weekend marked the first BE event of the season for Sober Up and the second for Vision d’auteuil and Justdunnit.  All 3 did very respectable tests, a couple of rails in the jumping kept them off the leaderboard, but fabulous XC rounds helped me remember why we do this crazy sport! Such a buzz!

horse and rider jumping cross country jump

The horses are lucky enough to be on very consistent high-fibre diets thanks to Dengie, so importantly we have had to make little or no alterations to their feed program through the ups and downs of 2020. Dengie Alfa-A Original and a balancer have provided everything they need to return to competition looking a million dollars and I can’t wait for our next busy weekend at Dauntsey on the 1st August.