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Gigs & Sunny on the 2017 short list

Really great news whilst we were away in Compiegne. Both Gigolo and Sunshine are short listed for the European team 2017. Well done to all my team mates for their selection and I’m looking forward to first camp and then on to CDIOP Hagen. As a result of competitions to date the Pony Selectors would […]


Gigs is a "Legend"

Lovely to see Ginger Gigs making it to the Horse & Hound. After such amazing service to Team GB he did his last Saumur – the 12th of his career and Im so pleased we ended that chapter on a high. A solid team test performance of 69.231% was good enough for the prizes in […]


Sunshine at CDIP Roosendaal

I love this show. Gigs and I had great fun in our first season here – earlier in the year. Even though he decided to throw himself on the floor on top of me! Indoor this time and Sunshine coped so well with the atmosphere. The team test was strong and I was pleased to […]


Gigs and I do the National Convention

Once a year British Dressage organise a national convention for members. Different trainers and horses present topics – and I was lucky enough to be picked on Gigs to work with European team mate Lara. We were going to have a lesson with Darryl – showing how young athletes are trained and the work the […]


Sunny and Snowy at Le Mans CDIP2016

An amazing opportunity given to me to go with Sunny and Snowy to the CDIP Le Mans show in October. This would be my first international show on Sunshine – as we had to withdraw from Diepenbeek to go to the Europeans. I was certainly a little anxious as her former owner, Caroline Bell, is […]


First Pre-European Camp

What an amazing weekend with the Team GB Pony European Dressage Squad. Everyone was firing on all cylinders, the ponies looked great. Super team atmosphere and excellent training from Darryl as always. So nice that Pam came to watch and give us all a “pep-talk” Massive thanks to the Gill family for their hospitality and […]


Gigolo selected 1st reserve European 2016

Amazing news! Gigolo and I have been selected as first reserve for the Pony European Championships in¬†Vilhelmsborg, Denmark. So pleased with our achievements this season – especially as it is our first international campaign. Looking forward to attending the pre-European training camps. Best of luck and congratulations to my fellow team members. Sophie Taylor and […]


Great show at CDIP Roosendaal

What an amazing show we had, with PB scores in both the team and individual tests. This despite Gigolo deciding to trip and roll over on me in the arena just before the bell! Some amazing memories of the show, including finishing 7th on 71.95% behind some of the very best pony riders in the […]


Saumur CDIP, first abroad international

What an amazing venue, the heart of French dressage and my first international abroad with the pony in tow! Gigolo was a little difficult in the team test, deciding to practise his Grand Prix movements (flying changes!) down the centre line. 64.69% was a little disappointing but perfectly justified under the circumstances. Time to make […]