#TeamJeanne Event Reports

Hi all,

We will be using this section to keep you all up to date with all our eventing news and reports from each event we compete at, including the good, the bad and the ugly!

We promise we won’t just cherry pick the good times as we know horses and people aren’t perfect 100% of the time and eventing comes with lots of highs & lows!




It was both mine and Vince’s first Advanced at Burnham Market today Vince did a really lovely test only spoilt by me fluffing one of his flying changes  So we were really disappointed to get a 39.4 and then confused when we got the sheet back, one judge mainly pointed out what he didn’t like about his confirmation!? ( I’m not going to saw some of his back legs off to make him less crop high 😂). But after his surprise good score last time i guess it evens out.


He then jumped a fab clear show jumping  followed by an ALMOST clear xc… he jumped so boldy over the first element of 15 the second element slipped by  he jumped through the trickiest combinations on the course (end of the video ⬇️⬇️) so easily, around a course identical to the 3 star…. so although very slightly frustrated with our first genuine mistake 20pens I am thrilled with how confidently he stepped up to this level! So much love for this dude 

MASSIVE thanks to Burnham Market International Horse Trials for a fantastic event where the going was amazing! Thank you thank you thank you 

Y x


Vince and Yvie were in the AI (both their first attempts at this level) and it’s safe to say Vince was bouncing off the walls …. 15 going on 5 

The dressage was intermittently explosive with marks ranging from 8 to 3 and they had to restart two movements due to some tantrums  however our aim for this test was to not baby him and put up with his tantrums even if it meant losing marks in the process… somehow he still managed a 32.9 (note to self to never complain about dressage judges ever again ).

He show jumped great in sticky conditions to just rub one pole! However Vince completely flipped his lid in the cross country warm up, meaning we didn’t actually get to warm up but luckily we got him to start (thank you Chris Kirby!). But despite a hairy start they finished clear with 12 time to come 4TH  he may be an idiot at times but has the heart of lion and we wouldn’t trade him for the world #oneinamillion 

MASSIVE thank you to Tweseldown for a fab event and all your hard work, the going was perfect even being last of the day 

Teaming up with EquiLaterals

We are delighted to announce that we are teaming up with EquiLaterals . I became very interested in gait analysis last year when a couple of clients came for lessons and, in my opinion, their horses weren’t moving ‘quite right’, it was subtle but definitely there. I’m not a vet so I wouldn’t even begin to diagnose and with a subtle change, it was also hard to suggest a full lameness work up. We will be doing baseline gait analysis on all our horses pre season so that, should we perceive a change we will have something to compare with.
As for the riders, I come across obvious unbalanced riding and also the less obvious which only manifests in the way the horse goes (who made who wonky first!) so again this is so much more detailed than my naked eye!

LucyAnna Westaway from Equilaterals will be at some of my clinics should you wish to talk to her or book an assessment for either your horse, yourself or both!

Dates so far are;

10th March SJ a course

18th March Simulated XC
More Dates to Follow

EquiLaterals use the latest technology to assess the biomechanics and physiology of movement and use this to enhance both horse and riders’ welfare and performance. It can be applied from beginners through to world-class athletes.

Further details can be found on Equilaterals website.


February round up 🤠

The month kicked off with another win for Vince in the Intermediate combined training at Felbridge   with Baby David also coming to jump a clear round at 1.20m… he was very happy to be out and about for the first time this year  Vince and Dave are polar opposites to ride and jump and Yvie can find it hard to switch between the two but we are working hard on doing them both justice … we are so very lucky to have two such talented ponies 

The following week it was back to Felbridge for a spot of show jumping, Baby David did a smooth double clear in the 1.20m… riding him is becoming a lot more instinctive! and Vince just rubbed a pole in the 1.30m but felt on fine form 

We also had little Kerry to stay (owned by Kim Nye). She is a fab little mare who was with us for 3 weeks while Kim was on holiday  She was such a little star and possibly the easiest, most lovely to ride horse we have had 👇👇

A massive highlight of this month was taking Vince cross country schooling for the first time this year  and what can I say… he was such a pro making it feel so easy 😍 the season is coming and we are ready 

However a massive low this month is that 6yo Ron (Clonshire Reward) has broken his pedal bone and so will be out for the first half of the season  we are pretty gutted but relieved that his sudden acute lameness has a relatively straight forward solution…. we are now looking for volunteers to get back on him after 6 weeks box rest  to see videos of his antics please see our January blog update… its definitely worth a watch 

To finish up this month Milo and Lloyd went to Coombelands for combined training in cold and blustery conditions  Both did tests with lots of room for improvement…especially Milo who needs to learn to stay in the arena 😂 Then both just had one pole down, we are super pleased with both of them 

The next update will be an actual event update eeeek!!



January ’18

January has meant that the horses have concluded their walk and trot work following their holidays and are being slowly built up for the 2018 season. after a couple of weeks of schooling they are allowed their first jump of the year which can be an erm exciting experience as demonstrated by rising 6yo Ron (Clonshire Reward) ⬇️⬇️😂😂

Needless to say all the other horses Dave (BABY DAVID), Vince (OH STAR II Z) and Milo (NOBLE SQUIRE) were on springs for their first jumps of the year… just not quite so exuberant 😂

Ron and Vince then went to dressage both pulling of good tests for their first outing to come 3rd in their respective sections. They then went to Felbridge combined training a week later for something abit more exciting than dressage! Ron did his best test yet followed by a cracking show jumping round with just the one pole rolled due to some green moments early on in the round (not so cocky now!!). Vince was on fine form doing an excitable test followed by an effortless clear round to WIN the intermediate section 🏆

Lloyd and Zerena also went to combined training putting in a confident performance following a month of hunting and cross country training!


preparations continue for the season… the countdown begins ⏰😮


👶Baby diary update👶

There hasn’t been a baby diaries update for a while but this was a big one for 4yo Milo…. he went to his first show 😱

This was the first time he’s shared an arena with more than one other horse or seen so many horses and people in one place! He was very good to do and warmed up lovely and to our surprise with minimal anxiety and worry 🎉 he then jumped a lovely round to only have the last few fences down as he got tired towards the end. So proud of our little homebred… not bad considering he was only backed in July and has a few physical differences to most horses 

ALDON CIC** and BE100 21/10/17-22/10/17

Mud,mud everywhere at Aldon this weekend despite the boggy dressage warm up OH STAR II Z (Vince) was relatively calm and warmed up well, also giving that it was raining and blowing a gail the first half of his test was beautiful and all his trot work flowed lovely… but after the extended walk it was like he woke up and then behaved like a stroppy brat. He bucked and threw himself around in his canterwork  We managed a 53.4 (FEI scoring) even with his awful behaviour. However I was abit disappointed as it was all set to be a lovely test and I really wanted a sub 50 score this season which he was more than capable of 22833390_10208606085064436_1419403923_o

However both boys excelled themselves on Sunday! Despite Aldons best efforts the ground was pretty deep going (mostly in the dressage) due to the heavy rain but both of them coped amazingly

Vince followed up his slightly disappointing dressage with a foot perfect double clear with a few time to come 10th in the CIC** in a section full of higher level, experienced horses

(CLONSHIRE REWARD) Ron was in the BE100 open section to fit in with Vince times. He did a sweet test hampered by a deep arena for 33.8. He then also did a double clear, inside the time to come 2ND 😃 So so proud of him as this was his first stay away show and he was an angel 😇 he was beaten by an experienced intermediate horse and he’s only 5 💛 Such a positive fantastic way to finish what has been a difficult season, with both of them coming home with a rosette and in the money


Tweseldown BE100- Clonshire Reward 08|10|17

A good but not a winning day with baby Ron (Clonshire Reward) yesterday in the BE100 at Tweseldown 🐤

He did a much improved dressage for 32 which we were really happy with as he struggles most in this phase and he did get fed up towards the end  He then had an attack of the baby wobbles at the spooky fillers in the show jumping to then have the simplest fence down He was similarly wobbly at the beginning of the cross country but soon grew in confidence to go round clear with a few too fast(!?) time penalties… Yvie wasn’t wearing a watch as she was just letting him find his own rhythm but clearly she needs to as Ron is faster than he looks

What a week……!

Great day at Pyecombe on Saturday, firstly with Mac (Pats Cross) who is owned by Melanie Siggs and is with us while she recovers form injury. He did a lovely double clear in the British Novice  Not to be left out Baby David had one down in the B&C championship class (1.30m) which was totally Yvies fault as she tried to take one out but Dave had counted his striding correctly and did it in the correct number…oops but this was their biggest track they have tackled together  pictured below is the gorgeous spotty Mac…


So so pleased to say that this Monday Vince came 9th at Little Downham Intermediate  He did a stunning test, I finally rode him like he deserved to be ridden and he could show off how much he’s grown in this phase scoring a 28.9  he then jumped beautifully as always in the show jumping to just flattern in the treble and have the middle element… only his third pole this season to be fair! He then breezed round cross country clear inside the time feeling like his old awesome self which was such a relief after everything that’s happened over the last few months the pole proved to be very costly but the fact he is back jumping happy and feeling fab is more than enough for us


So the South of England CIC** wasn’t plain sailing…🙈

So yesterday the CIC** with Vince really didn’t go to plan… He has been feeling himself (finally) in these past few weeks following his virus which took lots more out of him than we first thought  For some reason before the dressage I had a complete attack of nerves, normally I don’t get too nervous (especially before a dressage test!) But all i could think about was if he was actually ok and it completely threw me. He has been going so beautifully and I let him down by being too tense and even going wrong in my test (something I haven’t done since I was 13!) He totally didn’t deserve it

At the cross country my awesome mother and pro starter Chris Kirby managed to get Vince off with no dramas  he flew threw 2/3 of the course feeling completely back to normal on the course until after fence 13 where he started to tire. He is as fit as we could get him but what we didn’t realise is how the lack of runs had effected his “xc fitness”. He pecked on landing after the bank and I should have gone to the alternative but competitive nature made me go for the straight route which he just couldn’t make. Not long after this he ran out of puff coming up the bank and so I retired him. In hindsight we should have entered the intermediate and we will now give him a fun run round Little Downham next week to hopefully give us both abit of a boost  we will get our sh@t together for then

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Thank you Summer Jones for the photos