Report from the Royal International Show, Hickstead 2021

On Saturday 24th July the weather was forecast to be raining with a strong possibility of thunderstorms. After the heatwave we have had, it was typical that this was set to blight our F&I day out at Hickstead. BUT, we were blessed with dry humid weather and no rain. 12 of us congregated first of…

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Lucinda Green XC Clinic Report

Stockley Farm, Calne, Wiltshire  15th June 2021 Held by Helen Martin On arrival, the first impressions of the facilities were excellent and professional combined with friendliness and a sense that nothing was too much trouble.  The day was organised with 5 groups of 4 riders with a lunch/discussion time with Lucinda, this meant a full day…

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Report from the Judy Harvey FBHS Training Day

May 5th 2021. Around 20 or so Fs and Is arrived at Furze House for the day. Some brought horses for coaching sessions, some volunteered to coach a session, and all of us had a chance to observe, discuss and enjoy the socialising with friends which has been in short supply recently. All socially distanced…

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Report from Talland Study Day

Tuesday 20th April 2021 The 5.30 am alarm went off, this usually means one of two things – either I am off eventing or I have to get up to get hirelings ready for autumn hunting. Today neither was the cause of my early alarm, instead I was off to “Talland“ for my first “Study…

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Report on the Diverse Communities in Equestrianism Webinar

What an interesting and eye-opening session we had discussing diverse communities in equestrianism. Ruth opened the evening, introducing us to Sandra Murphy. Sandra set up BERF – BAME Equine and Rural Activities Focus group – just after the George Floyd incident. BERF were represented for the first time ever at the National Equine Forum a…

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How to Produce a Powerpoint Presentation with Jo Winfield FBHS

This informative evening followed on from our first presentation on delivering an online seminar. I would have to say as attendees we looked much more confident in how we made our way around our computer screens. People had used background photos which Jo had showed us on that first night. A handout was sent out…

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Ernest Dillon FBHS in conversation with Danny Anholt FBHS

‘His Philosophy of Show Jumping Training’ Danny opened the evening to welcome 58 of us sounding extremely professional, (ever considered a career in broadcasting Danny?), with grateful thanks to the committee and in particular to Jude Murphy for her hard work and inspiration in setting up the zoom evenings. Our attention was drawn to the…

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Report on the Zoom Evening with Charlie Unwin

‘Training Our Inner Voice’ This was a wonderful and insightful evening presentation which I felt added another level to the work which Charlie already does, not only with riders directly but also with coaches. The presentation’s study focus resonated threefold, firstly on a personal level analysing our own coaching performance, also as facilitators of a…

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Report on “Modern Equine Dentistry” with Alice Hughes

Firstly, we must thank Jen Morris for organising another fantastic zoom session, this time with Alice Hughes BVMS BAEDT MRCVS. Jen started off by introducing Alice, who Jen used to teach at Pony Club and now Alice is married with children and is her vet. Alice is part of a large practice in Aberdeen called…

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F&I – Report on “How to deliver a professional online seminar”

By Jo Winfield FBHS To most horse people the mention of IT sends a shiver down the spine! I am no exception! However Jo dispelled all these thoughts and unravelled the mystery of IT for our coaching programmes. Her preparation was very concise, sending out her plan on a PowerPoint beforehand, so we could be ready for the…

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Eric Smiley’s Course Walk to Training Report

Correct Speed .   Arrival.   Set tone for course. Correct Speed .  Scope .  Brave. When to balance. How much. When to turn , line, left or rt. When to balance , what canter. What position. Balance. Distance, speed of thought off bank ( alternative ), focus horse. Gallop, when to balance. Line in…

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Richard Davison and Caroline Moore Training Philosophies Zoom Webinar Report

F&I ‘Annual Course’ – Wednesday 6th January 2021, 7pm, via zoom It is uncertain whether the 80 F&I members attending on Wednesday 6th January was indicative of our appetite for knowledge or a desire to escape the chaos of the outside world! One thing is for sure, many of us have significantly upskilled our tech…

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