The weather at Judy Harvey’s (Monday 9th May) could not have been more different to last year when it poured with rain and Judy had put up a gazeebo to try and keep the spectators dry. This year it was needed to keep the sun at bay!!!
Four BHSI’s rode with very different types of horses ranging from a 5yr old to 19yrs, Novice to Advanced, cob, warmbloods and Iberian. Each partnership was discussed and there were many ways to achieve better quality within the work but without compromising the welfare and harmony that the riders had with their horses. The spectators – some ‘I’s and others coming through to take their Senior coaching exam were able to ask questions and got sound, experienced advice from Judy.
After lunch those who wanted to were able to coach a session with Judys’ staff and apprentices and gained valuable feedback at both ‘I’ and ‘F’ level.
A huge thankyou to Judy and all her staff for what I feel was one the best days we have had.
Report by Ann Bostock