Watch David Hunt Train at Brampton Stables

Watch David Hunt train at Brampton Stables in Northamptonshire, first two Mondays in December, costs £18.00 and includes lunch, invaluable for improving your coaching/training skills.

Contact Vikki on 01777 870 886 or 07860 276 578 for further details

Your Horse Magazine at College Farm

Your Horse Magazine

Your Horse magazine is here at College Farm this month to do their next article on coaching.

I’ve got lots of new exercises for you to try and helpful hints for improving your horse’s way of going, look out for them in Your Horse Magazine.








Vikki’s Update 21st November 2012

Well…’s been an interesting week again!

I had a fabulous session with Stephen Clarke up at Yorkshire Dressage last Saturday; we won’t talk about the ‘gate incident’!  That lorry is just too long; it’s not meant to go through gaps like that, such a pity I didn’t realise that before I tried to go through it!

Steph Cooper came up on Tuesday and gave me a good grilling, which we needed after a disappointing 5th in the PSG at Elm’s Farm last Sunday.

We’ve had a quieter day today with Vale View’s competition cancelled due to the heavy rain.  I’m hoping all goes well tomorrow and we’re not flooded out when “Your Horse Magazine” comes.  They’re doing another article on coaching which I’ll tell you all about in my next blog.

This weekend it’s off to Hartpury for the Dressage Convention.  Carl Hester’s taking it, so it should be brilliant!

Client’s News

Jennifer, one of my clients from Leeds had driven down for her usual weekly lesson in her horsebox with her two lovely horses on board, only to find that she’d had a tyre blow on the A1.  No problem, Jennifer notified the Equine Recovery Service and their response was impressive, they were with us within 20 minutes (or at least, Kingsway Tyres were).  However, there had been some damage done to the mudguard, which was wedged up into the wheel arch, there was a strong possibility that the repaired tyre would be damaged again on the way back home.  So, Jennifer’s two horses moved in for the day and after a phone call to a friend who repairs lorries – Frank got it fixed and Jennifer was on her way again.  We had Jennifer’s sessions scheduled in for a really early start, as I was really busy last Thursday, so poor Jennifer had left Leeds at 4.30 am, that morning, had had her ridden sessions at 7.30 and finally got under way again from here at 2pm…a long day!  That’s dedication for you!

Tracey O’Connar had a super result at Tickhill Riding Club at the Northern Racing College on the 11th of November in the  1A with her lovely horse Thyme and came 2nd in the league.  Huge congratulations to Tracey who is such a lovely, quiet rider, this was a well deserved placing and I hope Tracey’s confidence grows as she has lots of natural ability.

Georgina Bird had a super result at Epworth with her beautiful boy, Paddy, in his first test, he’s now going brilliantly after a few loading issues.  Paddy, a 16.3 KWPN is a very talented horse with oodles of potential….watch this space.

Toots is back today after surgery at the AHT, fingers crossed for ~Moira and Toots.  Moira has been so patient after so many set backs, let’s hope 2013 brings her some better luck. and we see her and Toots out and about enjoying life together.

Finally get better soon to Julie Frizzell, whose had her wrist operation this week, I’m sure it wont hold her back for long!!

Vikki’s Update 9th November 2012

Well it’s been another busy week, we are updating our web site, so there’s been quite a lot of work involved in providing Carl, our web site manager, with information.

We had our first airing of the PSG Freestyle at Bishop Burton last Sunday and had a good score despite the pirouettes being a bit large! We now have half of our qualification for Hartpury, I was hoping that we’d get another outing this afternoon at the Vale View Premier League Show, however, anyone in my area would know that every route South was blocked this afternoon! It took me 20 minutes just to get into Tuxford!! I’m not sure what caused all the chaos on the roads today, but what a mess! Even the Walesby road was blocked this afternoon due to an accident – incredible!

We had a nice 3rd in the advanced 100 at the Premier League show at Vale View yesterday and tomorrow we are off for a session with Stephen Clarke. Then Pedro has a couple of days off to recover.

Next week is another action packed week! I have a Safeguarding Children Workshop to deliver, a British Eventing Training day, a British dressage regional reps meeting at Stoneleigh, as well as all my lessons to fit in and horses to school.

We welcome a new resident this week, Liz has finally found herself a wonderful partner in Rikki. Rikki has been a para rider’s horse and has been with a friend of mine after the very tragic and sudden death of his owner. He is a wonderful horse and has settled in, it’s been a sad story, but Liz will take very good care of him and it’s a match made in heaven.

Other news this week……..Emma and Amelia’s sister has been in Horse and Hound page 86, Caroline Simmers was competing on Knockleith Eureka at Ladyleys in Scotland and got a fantastic score of 75.4% in the Novice 34. They certainly are a talented family!