Search

Show Jump training in Belgium

Sammi departed on her mini break to Belgium on Friday 14th February which meant she missed both Storm Dennis and Valentines Day. I am...

Le Lion d'Angers XC & SJ

As is often the case the going on the cross country was a million times better than it was in the dressage and the 6 year old track...

Le Lion d'Angers Dressage

Friday morning dawned in a typically "Le Lion" type of way.. cold and misty! But the rain had cleared again which made riding more...

Le Lion d'Angers

Le Lion d'angers... the World Championships for 6 and 7 year olds....is always a destination event for the best young horses in Europe...

Boekelo Show Jumping

Finduss PFB ( Louis) looked magnificent at the jog this morning thanks to Hels who had him literally glinting in the sunshine. We seem to...

Boekelo Cross Country

Heading out as pathfinder for the Aussies meant that at least Sammi didn't have to hang around all day....but the downside is that you...

Boekelo dressage

And Family von Birch have sauntered off to the land of bicycles and Grolsch for the week with one tall orange pony ( that would be...

Dauntsey Saturday

Still muddy but valiantly heading ahead and Sammi was back with 4 rides at Dauntsey for the Saturday. To be fair, they were four super...

Dauntsey (Friday)

While other events hit the abandon button when the rain starts falling Beanie Sturgess simply concedes that the river is now not an...

Blenheim Sunday

As the rain set in on Sunday morning we sat in the tent watching the CI4*S cross country and mourned the end of summer! Direct Tullyoran...

Blenheim Saturday

Ed and Charlie joined Sammi for a beautiful Saturday at Blenheim Palace with what surely must be one of the last days of summer. As...

Blenheim Thursday

Photo credit Jane Hamilton... Sammi all smiles after dressage ( and pleased to be alive after the warm up!) Sammi and her crew ( well,...

Gatcombe

A busy weekend for Team Birch at Gatcombe but with the sun shining and some lovely horses the three days flew by. Although by Sunday Ed,...

Burghley Young Event Horse

Two lovely young event horses for Sammi to ride in the 5 year olds class and whilst it was a very big deal for Direct Golden Girl (GG)...

Millstreet SJ and XC

Well we might have always known that a certain Sammi Birch is a pretty amazing jockey.... Wayne Roycroft famously said she had " the best...

Millstreet

Photo credit: Sammi Birch. It is just possible that I may have missed a couple of the young horse runs as Sammi has actually been...

Burgham CI4*S

A family outing for the weekend which meant home in peace and quiet for Hels who opted to send Flo and Lilly and something tells me Hels...

Aston Le Walls

A very successful weekend at Aston Le Walls with the 8/9 year old advanced class being the main destination class for Finduss PFB (...

Jardy CI4*S

A girls weekend away with Sammi, Hels and Direct Tullyoran Cruise ( Tully ) flying the flag for girl power with a trip to Haras de Jardy....

Barbury Castle

A rather short lived day at Barbury with Sheepdrove Cariad starting, and as it turned out, ending, the day all on his own! A respectable...