April began with Xavier and Melody doing the novice at Portman.  It was Melody's first outing at this level and Xavier's 8th placing was the perfect 18th birthday present for Hector. Not so lucky at Belton for Pearl as the intermediate classes … [Continue reading]


After having a few showjumping and combined training outings, the season got underway at Aldon. The weather was certainly not very spring-like but all the horses went well. As well as Pearl and Melody, Laura was competing Boycie, Rachel Sheldon on … [Continue reading]


Last weekend saw the 3-day intensive eventers course at AM Dressage.  Despite the horrid weather the course was great fun. The first day involved doing flat work inside and grid work outside.  This was then followed by a quiz on all the questions … [Continue reading]


December was another busy month for rallies with the main focus being the Christmas rally on Saturday 19 December. All those attending were given three dressage tests to choose from.  Each group had a 30-minute warm up session, focusing on … [Continue reading]


The rallies have been proving popular, even in the worst of weather.  Themes of the rallies included grids, skinny fences, turning lines and shortening the canter for the jump rallies and in the flat rallies, focus was on leg to hand connection and … [Continue reading]


Well the season has ended and the horses have gone away to Sally's for their annual holiday.  Not to be outdone by the horses, myself and team have also taken well-deserved holidays and enjoyed some non-horsey days. The rallies have now started in … [Continue reading]

August and September

August and September have proved to be busy and successful months. Robin and I enjoyed a fun weekend in early August at the CLA game fair up near Harrogate which was then followed by a busy weekend at Hartpury International Horse Trials. Pearl … [Continue reading]


July has proved to be a busy month not just for me and my horses, but Moor Farm pupils too. Following Hector's successful first outing on Xavier at Treborough Hill, Chepstow ONu18 class was our next event.  The dressage was full of energy due to … [Continue reading]

April and May

April and May have been mixed months... The good news was that Mike got into Badminton and that he and Joe (Kangasong) were on form and ready to go. The bad news was that Mike had an undiagnosed fracture to his tibia that stopped him at the last … [Continue reading]


March has been a busy month. The Leighlands have been out and about. Pearl has been jumping consistent double clears with Mike in Newcomers and Foxhunter but sadly her day at Gatcombe was cancelled due to the rain. Xavier has also been … [Continue reading]