The end of March saw us at the first competition of the year at Hickstead and in stark contract to that of last year we enjoyed warm sunshine! With our work at home so much more established now, my plan - in between the training camps with Andrew - is to get to as many competitions as possible to drill myself in competition riding! It has to feel as normal as riding at home or in the warm up - thats the aim at least! All these competitions and travels to Andrew would not be possible without the tremendous generosity of my good friends Catherine Heilbron, Sally George and Liz Hale who continue to support me with the loan of their horseboxes as transport to competitions and training without which I would be lost!
Somewhere in between all this was a visit to the TTT and a chance to watch Charles de Kunffy training other riders - true inspiration which came at a key point at this stage of stepping up the heat.
And last but not least was the publishing of the first of a series of monthly blogs for Simple System Horse Feeds - aptly entitled 'Year of the Horse' !