The Millbry Hill Blog: Life in the Country
A mixture of highs and lows! It’s all system go for everyone now and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s bliss to swap cold, rain and mud for sunny skies.
A key date in any equestrian’s calendar, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trails are back again this May. Running from 2rd to 6th May 2018 at Badminton Park, Gloucestershire, Badminton Horse Trials is the World’s Premier 3-Day-Event and one of only six annual FEI Concours Complet International Four Star (CCI ****) events. So whether you are visting the event yourself, or just watching on the tv, impress your friends with these facinating facts about one of the world’s most famous horse trial events…
Hi, I’m Katy, one the senior supported riders. I event my 15.3hh dun ISH ‘Wallace’, who is currently competing at BE100, hoping to move up to Novice by the end of the season. I have evented at 1* and Intermediate and compete and volunteer at events all over the North.
After one of the most wettest months of March, I thought I would put my time to good use and write my first blog (with a little help from my Mum) as one of the Millbry Hill Junior Supported Riders for 2018.
So we said a very prompt farewell to 2017… a year of ALMOST two halves (8 amazing months, followed by 4 months that went way beyond character building and I can’t wait to leave behind). As they say (or sing) “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…“
The British Horse Society (BHS) have released their latest figures for road accidents involving horse riders last year. And whilst there is some good news, as the organisation has revealed there were five percent fewer incidents compared to 2016, on average one incident involving riders still happens every day on UK roads.