Wow it’s great to be back out eventing…. First event back was with Princess Angelina where we headed to Norton Disney to compete in the BE100. We started off well picking up a 32 dressage, pretty pleased with her score considering it was her first event back and she can be difficult. We were warming…

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Two Team Mountford happenings this month that show lockdown really has gone on for far too long now.  One, I’ve taken to occasional sleeps in the lorry that we bought in February 2020 and has hardly left the yard since.  It’s obviously a subliminal thing – the evenings are lighter, the sun sunnier, the numnahs…

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It was so great to finally be back out eventing. After doing our final shop of the essentials at Forelock and Load (from plaiting bands to spare over reach boots) we were all ready for a day of eventing at Oasby. As I expected, my two eventer horses Rincoola Rolo and Monbeg Maximus were wired…

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T-shirts today – and that’s without having 6 other layers on top, yup, t-shirt  weather in February!  Admittedly our ‘t-shirt weather’, when riding the eighth horse of the day or mucking out the 10th, may not be everyone’s idea of lounging hot – but the sun is out, the sky is blue, the horses are out…

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Hi everyone, it’s been a while so thought I would give you all a little update. So we finally have a date for when we can go out and play at a party and we cannot wait. Back in January when lockdown was lifted slightly we took a trip to Frinton beach with a friend…

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I have been so excited since I was contacted by Kirstie at Forelock and Load to confirm that the saddlery business would like to sponsor my event horses for the 2021 event season.  I am an avid shopper for my horses and “all the gear and no idea” is a phrase that sits close to…

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Welcome to the first, in a series of blogs ‘Forelock and Load’ are running throughout the year with Claire Lund, from Bombers Bits and Olivia Turner, local independent bitting specialist.  We hope to be able to engage with other professionals, within this field, and to do some myth busting in order to better educate riders.…

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This year, I’ve made the step up to competing at international eventing competitions with my two boys. Thanks to Kirstie, I have been kitted out in the most stunning Samshield gear, including a beautiful tail coat.  Having never ridden in a tail coat before, it was slightly daunting at first. However, the light material of…

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Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Mystie and I have been quite busy since I did my last blog post. We’ve been out competing and doing lots of training! I have had a lot of lessons with my local instructor Barrett Watson. He has really helped me and Mystie progress with our jumping, the…

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Tara Murphy

 It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these! Since lockdown has been lifted, we have been showjumping twice and even managed to get eventing (somehow surviving the Aston ballot!) Unfortunately Aston Novice didn’t go quite to plan with Rolo. He was was slightly rusty and found it all very exciting. However we still…

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Hello everyone, long time no speak… I just checked back on the website and I haven’t updated you all since our beach trip in September last year. Fast forward nearly another year and a global pandemic. It’s safe to say 2020 hasn’t gone as planned and the world is a much different place. As most…

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So with the announcement of lockdown and all events cancelled both my horses were hoping for a holiday… no such luck! I have continued working both Buddy & Angelina, staying in a routine as I was still busy working & hoping that we could get back out eventing. Although it has been a very difficult…

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