A Different Way of Winning.

Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing. Vince Lombardi I don’t think I could live my life following that mantra. Vince Lombardi was a football coach and player and maybe it worked for him. But there are different ways of winning. At the Christmas party, at Belinda Trusell’s Oakcrest Farm, Belinda spoke about her ride…

Will Tryon 2018 be the last WEG?

FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. Eight equestrian disciplines. Competitors from 70 countries. 1000 horses.  For some there were golden moments. For others it was a debacle and disaster. What went wrong? Grooms accommodation. The first problem occurred when it became apparent there was not nearly enough accommodation for the grooms who need to be…

A Day in the Life of a Championship Horse Groom!

What is it like to be the groom taking care of some of the most famous horses in the  world at a big Championship like the Olympics or World Equestrian Games?  I had the chance, last May, to find out from Alan Davies, travelling groom for British riders Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin.  I asked…