Charlotte Jeffes Eventing

Charlotte Jeffes Eventing

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Build up to Badders

Welcome to my blog...

 

Follow in my Build Up to the Mitsubitshi Motor Cup BE90 Final at Badminton Horse Trials in May. I will post about my 5yo horse humphrey and what training we are doing leading up to the big day. Training exercises to try and home and competition tips i have picked up along the way.

The best laid plans

By charlottejeffes, Mar 9 2018 09:16PM

So after a very busy January and February getting organised to start our season in the best shape possible we have been let down by the wretched british weather. The orginal plan was to take Humphrey for his first run at Tweseldown to remind him what eventing is all about and then to do a 100 at Swalcliffe. Straight away we found out that we had been balloted from Tweseldown which was a massive disappointment as i absolutely love the event. I found out that Aston le Walls was still open so put a last minute entry in - A great alternative (or so i thought). The only trouble then was it was a week sooner and I hadnt been cross country schooling. :O So that meant a bit of a re-jig to the schedule instead of going british showjumping with the boys to Hartpury we made a trip to Boomerang for a spot of XC instead. It was so fun to be out doing some xc again and needless to say Humphrey was an absolute legend.


So we were all ready for our first event and super excited to get underway.....


BUT THEN..............................


The Beast from the East Hit. Astonl le Walls was looking increasingly less likely to go ahead. Even though i knew the chances of it going ahead were very slim. I still had everything crossed for a last minute heat wave. Well this certainly didnt happen but instead Storm Emma (which hit us even worse) Blizzards, snow drifts and very frozen water troughs (There i was thinking we'd made it to Spring)


I love seeing snow in December, January and February. Nothing better than opening the window to a white out and being the first person to step on that crisp snow and then build a snowman like an excitable child. But oh no- Snow in March well this is a completely different story. March is spring, Eventing, light evenings, daffodils, fresh sunny days with the odd crisp morning- ABSOLUTELY NOT SNOW!!!


Well anyway back to the drawing board. Swalcliffe is next weekend now and i absolutely cannot wait to get underway. Humphrey is enetred for the 100 and Curious George has his first ever British Eventing event (fingers crossed they go well)


On Monday weather permitting we are hoping to get out XC schooling again and we will be on dressage test practice is the week next week with a quick jump reminder a couple of days before the big day.


I really really hope some dry weather is in store for the next week.


Bring on our first event :)

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