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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...

Horses to get excited about

Our homebred Total Belief (April) has been a star of the season. At the beginning of the year, when plans were laid for each of the horses, we pencilled in the seven-year-old championships at Osberton in October for her. With that aim, I took her really slowly in...

Next clinic Wednesday, November 15

?Glebe Farm, Westbury Road, Little Cheverell SN104JW ?1hr sessions - groups of up to 4 riders ?£25 per rider for group lesson ?£45 per individual lesson ?Individual flatwork sessions also available. ?Range of ability sessions available from green/young and...

Training with Coral Keen

An exciting opportunity to receive jump and polework training with international 4 star event rider and BE accredited coach Coral Keen. Coral has continued success at both national and international level and has represented team GBR on numerous occasions. Career...

The perfect sign off for the season at Osberton

Osberton International was a fantastic way to conclude the season for Total Belief who finished ninth in the YH**(CIC). Standing in the mounted prize giving I felt so incredibly proud for my dad Steve who bred her. She’s our first home bred and when she was born she...

Eighth double clear of the season

Total Belief (April) notched up her eighth double clear this season at Gatcobe where she finished sixth in the intermediate. She performed a beautiful dressage test, which put her in the top spot, but as she is still a young horse, we kept the hand brake on across...

Fabulous courses at Bicton Arena

We had a super couple of days at Bicton Arena where organiser Helen West had built some fabulous course on ground which was perfect. Total Equestrian Construction's Total Darkness felt back to form after being slightly off colour on his last couple of runs with a...

Personal landmarks and exciting youngsters

I’ve recently stepped up my seven-year-old home-bred April (Total Belief) to intermediate level and she’s made the transition really well. It’s always a bit of a concern whether you are stepping them up at the right time, but she’d had plenty of experience at novice...

Total Belief shines again

Our homebred Total Belief (April) was an absolute star in her second intermediate at Wilton where she did a beautiful dressage test, with a slight mistake, to score 23.9 and then jumped a great double clear to finish fourth. At this stage in her career we took it...

Young horses at Treborough

Last weekend we headed to Exmoor for Treborough Horse Trials where I rode Total Equestrian Construction’s six-year-old Total Darkness and Katherine Coleman’s gorgeous five-year-old Handpainted. Total Darkness, or Ted as he is known, was competing for the first time at...