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The last few months here at Team Chapman Equestrian have been filled with dressage training and competing. The dancing ponies have been on top form and have been really impressing me with both their progress and way of going.
A belated Happy New Year! It’s that time of year when Christmas feels a distant blur, you’ve forgotten what summer feels like, and the January blues kick in!
I know it is a cliché at this time of year to say ‘where has the year gone?’ but this year really seems to have flown by scarily fast. When I look back at everything that’s happened this year I am not sure how I managed to fit it all in!
July began with a lovely weekend trip to Somerford Park for the first of two regional competitions. I was chuffed to bits with 5-year-old Romeo (TCE Jubilant al Sno, who is owned by Dad and I) as he finished 4th in a hot elementary gold class. We returned home with fingers crossed for a wild card.
Supported Rider, Mel Chapman, gives us the low-down on the past few months My previous blog ended just as I was abut to embark upon a trip to the BD Winter Nationals. I had qualified four young horses for the championship in April and I couldn’t have been prouder of the way they all dealt with the atmosphere and the occasion.
Tips on caring for your horse in hot weather Summer is a great time for Equestrians, there’s no better feeling than finishing work and heading straight to greet your horse in the field to enjoy an evening ride! There are always plenty of shows and events in Summer and warm days are a perfect excuse for pulling on your riding boots and heading to the beach or to a local show. However, Summer can be a dangerous time for your horse. What screams barbecue in the garden to us, can... Read More
All the action at Bramham from our Supported Riders That’s a wrap for Bramham 2019, another year been and gone. If you didn’t make it this year, we’ve put together a summary from our Supported Riders…from Storm strutting her stuff on the Trot Up to Julie finishing in the top 25 ten years since she last competed at Bramham!
Supported Rider Melissa Chapman enjoys an exciting start to 2019 Supported Rider Mel Chapman shares with us her 2019 story so far, and hopes that her success will continue in the months to come! The last three months have been rather good ones…and have paved the way for a very exciting start to 2019 With the weather very much on our side, we have been able to enjoy training (both at home and away) as well as being able to travel to competitions with relative ease and without worrying about... Read More
Annabel Shields gets off to a cracking start in 2019 at her first international show of the year We love nothing more than sharing success stories from our Supported Riders and one of our new Supported Riders, Annabel Shields, is certainly setting the bar high (pun intended) for the season ahead. If you’ve been following our Instagram page, you’ll have tuned into Annabel’s Instagram takeover during her time in Belgium and had an insight into what goes on behind the scenes (don’t worry if you didn’t catch it, there’s... Read More