What day is it???

I’m finding it hard to keep track of what day we’re on- but can just say WHAT a cracking busy weekend!!!

I feel like the eventing season has properly kicked off- we started slowly, with the ‘training shoes’ etc… This weekend, though, was 5 first real events for the baby team at the gorgeous Offchurch Bury in Warwickshire- and today was Mac’s OI run at Cholmondeley.

Cash Man oozing class!!
Hendricks making light work of the 100 challenges

Everybody had gold stars for different reasons! We’ve been working so hard on each horses weakness, I can’t help but be thrilled with steps in the right direction!

Nelson was the first gold star for his improvement in the dressage- he scored a superb 27 dressage… we all know he can jump, so just cruised round the cross country for his top 10 placing after wobbling a pole off!! Lunar has come to me from Showjumping, and 2 weeks ago could hardly trot, and wasn’t fully sure about cross country… she did a super test for a 30, and I do believe the penny has dropped cross country!!! Cash man bosses things for a steady double clear- he is by far the greenest, so fabulous for his first ‘real’ event!!

Beautiful Nelson playing round the xc

Day 2 involved Becky’s first event with FDE, and did a solid double clear on baby Tiggs… but the Gold medal has to go to Hendricks– who pulled off a 4th place and a super confident double clear in his 100 section- my superstar 5 year old!!!

I’m all motivated and excited to get on with the next ones… tomorrow is a 5 yr old NexGen Qualifier for Hendricks and Cash… and then Aston with the big boys and 7 entered for the unaffiliated at Cholmondeley UA in 10 days time!!!

Lunar lifting her toesies over the flowers

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  • Fiona Davidson
    Eventer / Trainer

    I have ridden horses all my life, and our base is now Vale View Equestrian in Leicestershire, with facilities that are out of this world for producing my lovely horses, and the results are shining through right across the board, showing my horses are settled, happy, and able to work every aspect of their competition needs! Read more...

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    Jess Storey
    Yard Manager/ Competition Groom

    Jess joined the team as a trainee back in 2020! Apart from a very short stint spreading her wings, she quickly decided that we really were the family she wanted to be a part of!! I hope Jess will be my Jackie Potts, as she treats the whole team as her own family, and keeps the cogs turning smoothly- even during our tough times!! 

    Bryonie Ellis
    Apprentice

    Bryonie is our wonderful Apprentice, and despite her diminutive size, she is definitely mighty!! She shows such commitment to the team and is a such wonderful and critical part of our family. 

    Monica Leggett

    Monica is the newest member of FDE, and is proving to be a great help in every aspect of our yard life. Her wonderful positive attitude; her capability in the yard and on a horse is a very welcome addition to the FDE family!!