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Monday, 30 May 2016

Dressage Day Out

It's been a while since Louie and I went out to a competition - the last dressage competition was in March!! We've been so busy with training, lessons and enjoy evening & weekend long hacks, that we'd not really given competitions a second thought!

However, recently we've been hiring a local venue's arenas to do some more jumping away from home - we don't have the best choice of fillers at home so getting Louie over more is crucial.

We noticed that this venue had a small dressage summer series taking place - with a beautiful indoor and even better outdoor, we thought we'd give it a go! I was very wrong with a small series, as all Intro and Prelim classes were cut into two sections. I thought it would be really busy, but there was plenty of space to park, and the wagon park was quiet, with lots of people just enjoying the sunshine!!

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Floors Castle Horse Trials

My last event was in July 2014, what seems like a lifetime ago!! Although I thoroughly enjoyed all the eventing I did with Thomas, I haven't missed it too much, only really at the start of the season when friends are talking about getting fit again & counting down the weeks to their first event...

However, Floors Castle has always been my favourite event - I love pretty much everything about it from the setting to the style of the cross country course! I always find that volunteers, organisers and everyone involved is also very friendly & helpful.

Even though Louie & I aren't yet out eventing, last year and this year, I've been up to the event to watch and support others who have been taking part. And why wouldn't you, with a view like this!?

Sunday, 1 May 2016

April Round Up

So, what's been happening in April?

As usual, we've been very busy!!

I was very lucky to take a (non-horsey) trip to Copenhagen and Oslo with work at the start of the month. Sadly, I didn't get much of a chance to explore either of these great cities as I travelled onboard our ship between. Despite feeling a tad sea sick on the way home, even with a pond-like crossing I still couldn't fully find my sea legs, the trip was fantastic and made for some beautiful photos!!

A photo posted by Sophie Tunnah (@sophiehoult) on

A photo posted by Sophie Tunnah (@sophiehoult) on

Food, drink, entertainment and comfort onboard are all top notch, so I'd definitely recommend it!! :)

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