A brief report from Hickstead. 

A good day was enjoyed by the eleven F and I members and their guests at Hickstead on Ladies day. We had use of the BHS member’s box along side the main arena next to the water jump which made excellent viewing for the Queen Elizabeth Cup….. 13 feet of water followed by a 1m 50 set of planks!! We appreciated how difficult this line was to ride as we had a very informative course walk with BS course builder Steve Fazakerley and his measuring stick. Those oxers really were square.
The scurry driving as always had us making a lot of noise but this year the course didn’t run as close to our box, I can’t think why – especially as I saw at least 6 jugs of Pimms making its way to various tables!!
A big “thank you” to Annemarie Westwood who organized the day and issued us with VIP passes. Do try and join us next year it is a very good social day and a chance to catch up for a chat.
Written by Ann Bostock.

F & I Association Training Day with Judy Harvey. 22nd July 2011 

As BHSII’s with our E and C exams looming, it was with great interest and excitement that we attended the training day at Judy Harvey’s yard.
First was Amanda Holloway who was riding a welsh X. Judy’s emphasis was to work on rhythm, keeping the tempo slow enough to improve the quality of the trot and response to the leg. The session ended with an interesting exercise on improving the flying changes. Amanda started them on a serpentine and Judy asked her to ride horseshoe shaped loops to give a straighter line to encourage a clean change.
Next was Nikki Herbert on a teenage ex event horse.

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