CHALLENGE COMPLETED! BE 80(T) Munstead 16/09/2017 RESULT Justgiving Link Here is my event report from completing my Wobbleberry Challenge BE80 on Saturday... (it's a long one)
In November 2016 the 16th September 2017 seemed a very long way off. Not only in time but in the gap between my ability and what I was aiming to do!
After 10 months of solid training, prepping, pushing my comfort zone massively, falling off, knackering my knees and ankles and facing my fears - I di
Entered into BE 80 (T) Tweseldown 07/10/2017 Donate This is a massive challage for me and fi we have had our ups and downs since I signed up for this challenge, I'm so grateful to my riding instructor and my dear friends and other half, who have helped me and encouraged me along the way ( they know who they are and I couldn't have got here without them beside me ) 6 months ago to jump this horse in an open field would never have happened, let alone jump a course of jumps in a
Entered into BE 80 (T) Little Downham (3) 30/09/2017 Donate Puzzle and I are geared up and ready to go! Now quite excited about Little Downham (although I'm sure I'll be nervous on the day). My biggest concern is suddenly forgetting the course and missing a fence on the day!!
Entered into BE 80 (T) Bovington 15/10/2017 Donate Its been a long journey with many highs and lows but thanks to a great support team we will be out flying the Wobbleberry flag and raising money for a very worthy cause whilst achieving a level of riding I didn't thing we would get to 12 months ago.
I'll be completing my challenge on my 13.3hh New Forest x mare, who's far to clever and opinionated and at times very stubborn and nappy.
We've literally had blood (mine), sw
CHALLENGE COMPLETED! BE 80(T) Munstead(2) 16/09/2017 RESULT Justgiving Link Lovely wobbleberry supporters , here is our event report from Munstead BE 80 (t) . We arrived in style having been driven by Super Sam Jennings ,was even able to spy on Neala via a camera ! Ground was lovely ,studs in , tack on and off to the dressage .Calm Neala was in charge of Neala's brain today so we were able to warm up sensibly with no explosive moments ! Managed to get Canter on both reins st
CHALLENGE COMPLETED! BE 80(T) Munstead 16/09/2017 RESULT Justgiving Link Munstead 2017
Felt numb during the run up and through the day! Dressage wasn't his best, he'd seen the xc so distracted! We lost left canter, couldn't find it anywhere - he's a right handed racehorse, who needs left canter!! 😳
On to the show jumping...in the rain! It was at this point I realised why people pack a second pair of breeches, nothing to do with falling in the water on the last phase!! N
CHALLENGE COMPLETED! BE 80(T) Pontispool (2) 16/09/2017 RESULT Justgiving Link Alex’s Wobbling
As someone who hacks out on a horse (that’s going for a stroll on horseback) and hadn’t jumped anything for OVER 40 YEARS I didn’t think it would be too difficult… but then I started going to lessons. First thing I realised was that I had loads to learn and the second was that I was out of breath and far too unfit to do this. So as well as regular nagging from Flora and lessons fr
Entered into BE 80 (T) Little Downham (3) 30/09/2017 Donate So I am now entered...for the second time! Having booked Horseheath in August I then went on to break my finger in jump training 3 weeks before and had to cancel! All repaired and ready to go I'm now feeling very excited, a little nervous, proud of how far we've come in nearly a year but more chuffed to bits that we are actually going to do this #rideforhannah #kickingcancersbutt.
CHALLENGE COMPLETED! BE 80(T) Munstead 16/09/2017 RESULT Justgiving Link Completed.
We started our event day well with a great dressage score of 29 and well that's where the good stuff ended. Queenie warmed up for the SJ raring to go and went into the SJ ring with a totally different attitude which resulted in being eliminated at the penultimate fence. Not allowed xc.
I have had a ball training for this event and met some wonderful, brave, lovely people.
Entered into BE 80 (T) Eden Valley 01/10/2017 Donate I signed up to the Wobbleberry Challenge having not done a cross country jump on Flynn, his show jumping was like a demolition Derby and our dressage was definitely work in progress!
Athleticism and speed are not our strength but he has a kind heart, jumps anything and looks after me. So I thought let's give this a go! It was just the motivation I needed. I've always loved eventing - watching from the sidelines!. I'm a g
Entered into BE 80 (T) Little Downham (3) 30/09/2017 Donate Excited and nervous in equal measures - relieved that billy and i have actually 'mended' together in time to complete our challenge this year!!!!
Entered into BE 80 (T) Twelesdown (4) 07/10/2017 Donate We took on this challenge praying my back would hold out and we could start to hopefully jump again after two spinal surgeries ........we have surpassed all my expectations , our partnership has grown beyond my wildest dreams. I've taken him from a 14.3 happy hacker of 10 years to a 17 year old competition fit eventer. I have laughed and cried , tears of happiness and disbelief but each and every step we have taken has b
CHALLENGE COMPLETED! BE 80(T) West Wilts (3) 09/09/2017 RESULT Justgiving Link Very proud to say that we did it! This was a massive challenge for us as we literally started from trotting poles this year. We both managed to injure ourselves (separately!) and I had to fight back from a nasty head injury and a broken hand. This meant we only really started training in earnest in July and our first go at jumping 80cms was the week of the BE event! Many times I thought we would h