Starting to write this blog has been something I have been thinking about doing for about 12 months as a way to share the experiences I am lucky enough to have as an amateur horse rider competing internationally with my horses alongside co-running a company (non-horse related) with my husband.
I am not a professional rider and do not ride horses as a living (thankfully as I would be very broke!) but the horses and riding is my passion and they provide a great outlet from my day to day job.
My competition season for 2017 has ended following my last show in Rome a few weeks ago at the Longines Global Champions Tour. The Rome leg of the series is one of my favourites due to the amazing location in the city at the Foro Italico sports area, home to the Italian Olympic Committee and the beautiful historical surroundings which surround the arenas and stables.
The horses have competed all over Europe this summer – check out our 2017 schedule and you can click on the links to see the show details-
MARCH/APRIL – MET III tour, Oliva Nova, Spain
MAY – LGCT – Madrid, Spain
JUNE – ATHINA ONASSIS horse show – St Tropez, France
JUNE – LGCT – Cannes, France
JULY – LGCT – Chantilly, France
AUGUST – LGCT – London, UK
AUGUST – LGCT – Valkenswaard, Holland
SEPTEMBER – BONHEIDON, Belgium
SEPTEMBER – LGCT – Rome, Italy
CAPELLINI IN ROME – SEPTEMBER 2017
While the horses have enjoyed some down time in the field it has allowed me to get back to work and concentrate on my job. Between working, I have also been looking to buy a new horse to build my team which is proving to be a little bit like a fairytale in the way that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before finding the perfect one!
Over the winter I will be focused on training, fitness and doing national shows in the UK ready to go to Spain in the spring which I hope to document all through my blog.