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Position available with Team Keen

Apprentice position to start immediately. On site accommodation available Chance to bring own horse, train with us and compete during work hours Use of all our equestrian facilities Amazing opportunities to travel to events in the UK and Europe Livery and feed...

Bicton International

We headed to Bicton for the last Team Keen event of the season. On board we had Barrison and Leaping Lord owned by Margaret Cuff and our working pupil Leah and her horse King, all contesting the CIC*. Barrison was first up and tried really hard in his test to get a...

Calmsden and Hoys

We had an extremely soggy outing to Calmsden on Saturday with Margaret Cuff's two horses - Leaping Lord and Barrison and our apprentice Leah was also competing. Both my horses are still relatively new to the team and I was pleased with our day. Barrison did a 29...

Osberton Young Horse Championships

We headed up to Osberton with Total Equestrians Quintessential III in the 5 year old Championships and Midnight Chill, owned by Clare White, in the 6 year old Championships. Quintessential was first up and started as we meant to go on in the dressage. In the arena,...

South of England

We headed down to South of England for quite a wet weather weekend, but all the Team Keen horses went well. The two five year olds where up first in the BE100. Total Miracle went nicely in the dressage and show-jumping, but I decided not to run him cross country this...

SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

A great week at the SsangYong Blenheim Palace International with Total Equestrian Constructions Total Belief contesting the 8/9yr old CIC***. It was very exciting for us to get the first Total homebred to this feature age class and April tried her heart out throughout...

Great weekend at Gatcombe

A slightly quieter weekend for Team Keen at Gatcombe as we only had the two horses competing, compared to the nearly full house at Sapey! Our apprentice Leah Bentley was in the novice on Friday with her horse King. They put in a great performance, with a good test,...

All go at Sapey

Team Keen headed to Sapey with no less than 7 horses. A full on day, but it was well worth it. First up was Midnight Chill in the novice. He is becoming so consistent at this level and picked up another 6th place (3rd in a row!)! I am really pleased for his owner...

Fantastic Firle

We made the trip down to East Sussex with three young horses for Firle Horse Trials. It was well worth the trip! With all of them finishing in the top 10 and jumping fantastic double clears. Total Miracle really impressed me, as he is continually improving and always...

NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials

Hartpury was Team Keens mid season aim and it didn't disappoint with our two lovely home-bred horses. Total Belief (April) was contesting her first CIC***. In the dressage she was really super, staying relaxed and focused. As an 8 year old she is very new to this...

Wilton

Wilton is always a great event and this year was no different in the brilliant sunshine. We had four Team Keen horses attending on Saturday, including our working pupil Leah Bentley. Total Miracle was having his first run in a BE100. He is a very big, growing five...

Team Keen looking for new member

Working pupil position to start immediately. On site accommodation available Chance to bring own horse, train with us and compete during work hours Use of all our equestrian facilities Amazing opportunities to travel to events in the UK and Europe Livery and feed...

Aston Le Walls

We headed to Aston with Total Darkness on Friday for the Novice class. He did a really super test to lead the section by four marks (Total Darkness dressage), had an annoying show-jumping round for two down, but then a great clear cross country to finish 5th. [gallery...

Dauntsey

Mid week trip to Dauntsey with the two 5 year olds, Total Miracle (Leo) and Quintessential III (Chilli). Leo is still very new to the eventing game and taking in all the sights and sounds of eventing, but finished with a lovely clear cross country. Chilli is polar...

Upton House

It was Total Belief's turn at Upton on Wednesday. It was her first run back since doing so well in the CCI** at Renswoude and I was fully expecting her to be a bit of a handful from the break! But she totally surprised us all by being super chilled and calm, which was...

Tweseldown

I had a great two days of competition at Tweseldown and really enjoyed the event. The courses were very educational and had lots of variation. I felt like the event team had put a lot of thought into creating interesting courses for each level. The 90 and the 100...

Strzegom Nations Cup

If you follow #teamkeen at all on social media you’ll know that we were all unbelievably excited to be selected to represent Team GB in Strzegom for the Nations Cup with Alice Dunsdon, Wills Oakden and James Somerville. Last week the team, myself and Derby embarked on...

Farley Horse Trials

A relatively relaxed weekend for Team Keen at Farley with a horse running on each day for me and our working pupil Maddie was also competing. We took Quintessential on Saturday and she had another good run. A nice, consistent test for a score of 30. One unlucky pole...

Up and coming Team Keen homebreds at West Wilts

It was great to be at a nice local event over the weekend with two of our lovely home-breds Total Miracle (Leo) and Quintessential III (Chilli). Both owned by Total Equestrian. Leo was participating in his first ever BE90 event, which is a huge milestone when you have...

Renswoude International

Our first trip abroad of the year - Renswoude Horse Trials in The Netherland. We headed out to Holland with Wellshead Fare Opposition (Derby) in the CIC***, Total Belief (April) in the CCI** and Total Darkness (Ted) in the CCI*. For both of Total Equestrian...

Pontispool Horse Trials

Overall, an educational day at Pontispool for the team of horses I took down, perhaps not the best on paper, but lots of positives to take away. First up was Midnight Chill owned by Clare White in the novice class. This was only his second run at this level and as a 6...

Rockingham International

We headed up to Rockingham International with four horses in varying classes and were blessed with brilliant sunshine all weekend! First up was our 5yr old homebred mare Quintessential (Chilli) having only her third run ever in the BE100 class. I was really pleased...

Aston le Walls

Having had a rare weekend off, it was all guns blazing at Aston Le Walls with six horses running over 2 days so it was a busy time for Team Keen! Day One On the lorry for the first day was Wellshead Fare Opposition (Derby), Total Belief (April) and Total Darkness...

Bicton International Round Up

It was great to be heading out eventing for the second week in a row after all the difficulties spring events have been having with the weather and what a great weekend it was at Bicton Arena. First up on Friday was Total Darkness owned by Total Equestrian...

Belton Round Up

We headed up to Belton with Wellshead Fare Opposition, Total Belief and Total Darkness. With the weather causing such havoc this Spring, it was amazing to get the horses out again and Belton has to be one of the most picturesque events of the year. I started off with...

Larkhill Round Up

It was great to be back out eventing at the weekend, and a huge thanks to Larkhill for persevering through the weather.

How do I achieve the perfect jumping position?

Q: Help with my jump position: “How on earth can I get the correct jump fold position? For whatever reason, I ride defensively and almost lock myself into a standing position, although giving with my hands. I’ve been having lessons, upon lessons, upon lessons, and yet...