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Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round - The Harbro Scottish Home Pony

Sinead Cox secures the win in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at The Harbro Scottish Home Pony   A delighted Sinead Cox secured her Horse of the Year Show pass with victory in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at The Harbro Scottish Home Pony at The Scottish National Equestrian Centre with Lislan Cruising Lady.   Thirty-eight initially bid for the two Horse of the Year Show tickets on offer with these reduced to twenty over course-designer Mark McGowan’s 12-fence track and an eventual 10 making it through to the final, hotly-contended jump-off.   The day belonged to Isle of Man based Sinead and her mother Valerie Cox’s Irish-bred 9-year-old mare Lislan Cruising Lady as the pair...

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Izzy's Blog about Blue Chip Native Balancer.

Native Original Blog - Dafydd has been on Blue Chip Native Original for around six months. The difference in both his way of going and his overall condition is astounding! Prior to being fed on Native, he was fed on bog-standard pony nuts and a molasses chaff. The image below, taken on the 3rd of January 2017, is of Dafydd and I at Hargate Equestrian Centre in an in-hand class. I remember this show very well due to the fact that upon meeting the judge I was asked what he was fed on! I told her what I was feeding him and she told me that he was being deprived of vitamins and not getting anywhere near enough nutrients to...

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Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round - Cherwell

Olivia Sheppard wins the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Cherwell Competition Centre   Seeing off fifty-six determined combinations, Olivia Sheppard won the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round held at Cherwell Competition Centre in Oxford on Saturday.   With two Horse of the Year Show tickets on offer for this October’s Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Final and after two action packed rounds it came down to just nine combinations in the final jump off.   Fifteen year-old Olivia Sheppard from Drybrook, Gloucestershire jumped Rachel Sheppard’s 11 year-old bay gelding, JAC Surprise Addition with precision to become the only combination to bag a treble clear.  With an early draw, Olivia took a more haste less speed approach over...

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12 Top Tips for Doing a Good Show

Photo courtesy of Equinational 1 – Asses your horse’s strengths and weaknesses. Practise your show at home and see what works best for you and your horse. Keep it simple, keep it short. 2 – Listen to the judge or steward and be prepared to do a different show to the one you have practised if so requested. Watch what the competitors above you do.

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