Pau 4* (France)

Pau was to be our second 4* experience and our first trip across into France to go eventing.  We were only taking Zagreb so we thought it best to travel with another rider to share the travel costs a... Read more

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Please enjoy all of our recent outings following all of Team Bragg’s progress throughout the year!

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Pau 4* (France)

Pau was to be our second 4* experience and our first trip across into France to go eventing.  We were only taking Zagreb so we thought it best to travel with another rider to share the travel costs and the driving.  Kate Honey was very generous and offered us a spot on her lorry for the […]

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Burghley

Well, we’ve made it to our first ever 4*.  Amongst the build up of training, getting the horses fit and competing all of the other horses of the yard, it hadn’t really sunk in where we were going.  It’s been a very long journey having started with these horses right from the beginning as 5 […]

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Hartpury International

We descended on Hartpury with a half of the team of horses.  We had Dartans Albert and Spypark Ferro XS in the CCI 1*, Swang Crackers II in the CCI 2* and Redpath Ransom and Zagreb in the CIC 3*.  It was going to be a busy week but full of fun.  It’s great to […]

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Barbury International

Barbury is a great showcase for eventing.  The showground is set in the middle of a natural bowl shaped depression which creates the feeling of an amphitheatre.  The difference is, as a spectator, you get to stand in the middle and all of the entertainment goes on around you.  This makes it a super event […]

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Bramham

Here we are at our 2nd 3day of the season.  Bramham is always a huge challenge with its electric atmosphere and tough cross country course.  Zagreb and Redpath Ransom were very fit and raring to take on the task. With Bramham hosting one of ‘Event Riders Masters’ legs the main arena was full of camera […]

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Ballindenisk International

It was 2 years ago that we first travelled to Ballindenisk, and we had fond memories of the fantastic hospitality and the warm welcome we received on arrival.  We were looking forward to revisit. We had Zagreb and Redpath Ransom on board and both were to compete in the CCI 3*.  It was Redpath Ransom’s first […]

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Portman Horse Trials

Portman is a regular fixture for us.  It’s a super event to bring out the young horses for their first runs.  The cross country course is inviting and flows nicely which allows the horses to settle as they progress throughout. On the first day we took two horses to compete in the Novice sections. Storm […]

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Burnham Market

We made the journey from the South West to East Anglia for our first time at Burnham Market.  Simmone and I decided that because we were only going with the two horses, Zagreb and Redpath Ransom, that we would take the children and manage the grooming ourselves.  It would be a nice spring break during […]

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Aldon Horse Trials

We were all excited about our first event of the season and I was looking forward to blowing out a few cobwebs from the winter and getting my first lot of cross country runs under my belt.  It was forecast as a dry weekend with cold temperatures, and they weren’t wrong.  The mist was holding […]

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2015 results statistics

Its been a very enjoyable season with plenty of success. Here are our result statistics for our 2015 season. I’ve competed 10 horses this season based at our yard. We’ve had 74 starts, of which we’ve had 70 competitive runs (starts minus voluntary withdrawals and HC runs) Of these runs; 10% Wins 32% top 5 […]

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Aldon Horse Trials

Well, this is our final event of the season.  Its been a great year and we were hoping for a super show to finish it off. Aldon is a fairly local event for us, and it’s brilliant for cross country viewing with a bulk of the course being set in a bowl shaped field.  We […]

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Calmsden horse trials

Our Autumn campaign was going very well, and we set off to Calmsden full of confidence.  I had three horses on board the lorry, all to compete in the Novice sections. Spypark Ferro led his section in the dressage, performing yet again a solid test.  His strength and balance has been improving all season which […]

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Osberton Young Horse Championships

We set off for the long drive to Osberton with just the one horse, LVS Stonehavens Quebec.  The weather forecast was good, the horse was in super condition and we were stocked up with wine.  This was all the makings of a great event! It took a while for the sunshine to break through the […]

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Bricky horse trials

This year, Bricky was bathed in sunshine and it was great to be able to enjoy the fantastic views surrounding the show ground. As always, Michael had presented beautifully presented cross country courses across the levels, asking several technical questions throughout.  You can always count on your trip to Bricky being an educational one for […]

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Pontispool horse trials

With a wet couple of weeks leading up to Pontispool, the ground was just perfect.  The first day of the show gifted us with beautiful sunshine, which gave us fantastic conditions to enjoy the event.  With Pontispool’s addition of an owners  hospitality tent, it meant that those who are closely involved in the sport, and […]

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Gatcombe horse trials

Gatcombe park was bathed in sunshine this autumn, and there was a nice cut in the ground.  A great venue and fantastic conditions  always provides the best way to enjoy eventing, for horse and spectator alike. I had four horses competing across the weekend, and to kick us off was Duke of Axbridge in the […]

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West Wilts horse trials

With my 5yr olds being balloted from west wilts, I had two horses contesting in the Novice classes, and Bonmahon Blue Mist competing in his second 4yr old class. EWW’s The Night Traveller was my first ride of the event, and he kicked off with his usual solid and accurate dressage test for a score […]

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Homme House Horse Trials

This was our first trip to Homme House, and I was very excited as it was the first event for Kelly Roe’s super talented 4yr old, Bonmahon Blue Mist. The dressage area was great.  All the arenas were on level ground, and there was plenty of warm up.  I liked the cross country courses.  They […]

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Wilton Horse Trials

Wilton house looked stunning in sunshine while the horse trials ran with in its estate.  The cross country courses were much the same as previous years.  The steps down, positioned where the terrain falls away, and the water jumps were definitely the toughest questions.  They were going to require brave horses, and accurate riding, and were sure […]

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Bicton Horse Trials

It was a quick turn around after Barbury on the Friday for Bicton on the Saturday.  We returned from Barbury and all of the horses that were heading to Bicton were bathed, plaited and ready to go.  The lorry was emptied and repacked ready for action and another very early start. I’ve got to say […]

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Barbury Horse Trials

It’s always a pleasure attending Barbury.  It showcases the cross country in an amphitheatre fashion, and always produces a fantastic atmosphere. The cross country is always testing, with big, bold fences requiring confident jumping horses.  The terrain adds an extra dimension as you travel back and forth across a bowl shaped field, where you are […]

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Chepstow Horse Trials

Situated at Chepstow racecourse, the access to this event is great.  As soon as you’ve crossed the Severn Bridge you’ve practically arrived.  The event was much the same as last year except the relocation of the show jumping.  Last year it was exceptionally wet, and the jumping arena got very deep so I’m assuming this […]

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Treborough Horse Trials

This was our first trip to treborough.  We had heard it was situated high on top of a hill, and WOW, our source was not wrong.  The Sat Nav says you’re only a few miles a way, but the poor lorry couldn’t go any faster than 10 mph up the never ending climb on to the […]

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Nunney Horse Trials

Once again, Nunney horse trials was blessed with glorious weather.  The organisers had made a great job of creating some atmosphere around the main arena, and the dressage arenas again were situated out the back, in nice flat and quiet fields. The cross country course was up to height, but inviting.  The road crossings are […]

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Pontispool horse trials

This was our first outing of the season where we were to endure plenty of wind and rain.  The 1st of June felt more like the 1st November before the winter kicks in!  It was definitely not an event for the fair weather rider. Pontispool had once again presented a well built cross country course […]

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Millfield horse trials

This weekend was right back to grass routes for us.  We had two 5yr olds doing their first events, at a new venue, Millfield horse trials. Having had a busy week cross country schooling, trying to educate the young horses as best possible, we were eager to see how they would cope with the pressures and excitement […]

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Mount Ballan Horse Trials

Our day at Mount Ballan was sandwiched between two days show jumping at Bicton Arena.  I returned from show jumping Friday night to an immaculate yard, all four horses that were competing at Mount Ballen plaited and the big lorry loaded and ready to go.  Once again the team had worked exceptionally well to keep […]

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Bicton Horse trials

It feels now as if we are getting stuck into the season.  All of the horses that competed at Bicton have had a previous run and are feeling back into the swing of it. We took four horses for the Friday classes, three for the Novice, and Duke of Axbridge for the Intermediate. As always, the show […]

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Dressage Training Day with Shaun Mandy

Shaun kindly visited our yard at Poplars Equestrian to cast a watchful eye over a couple of horses during their daily schooling sessions. Shaun has many years of experience training horses and recently spent 18 months in Denmark, based with one of the worlds foremost dressage trainers, Hasse Hoffmann. We chose two novice horses for Shaun […]

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Portman Horse Trials

What a beautiful day to enjoy the new location of Portman horse trials.  With glorious sunshine, super ground conditions and an inviting new cross country course, it would have been hard not to have an enjoyable day! Team Bragg had four horses competing, three in the Novice sections and one in the Intermediate Novice. Midnight […]

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Aldon horse trials

What a great start to the eventing season!! It was a little misty on our early arrival at Aldon horse trials, but when the sun came out mid morning the show ground looked a picture. The ground was perfect for the horses, and because the xc at Aldon is set mostly within a bowl shaped […]

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Show Jumping @ Summerhouse

We had a great days show jumping in the sunshine at Summerhouse EC Kelsons Limited Edition was first out of the blocks and jumped a super double clear in the 1.05m class.  He executed all of the jump off turns, all be it in true steady eventer style, but this was good enough to earn […]

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Horses For Sale

For our current Horses for sale please select ‘Horses’ from the menu and browse through our horse profiles. If you are interested in purchasing a horse that we are currently riding and it is not advertised, please do not hesitate to notify us as it may still be available. We are very approachable and would be more […]

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Available Syndicate Horses

We have 2 young horses that are currently available to syndicate. The initial choice would be our beautiful 5yr old ‘Tiger’. He is a stunning grey that we purchased from Ireland last Autumn, he has a super jump and a confident attitude ideal for eventing. Please look at his profile and browse the ownership pages […]

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Show Jumping West Wilts

Storm Blue had a fantastic day out jumping two immaculate double clears.  The first in the 1.05m, smoothly making all the jump off turns for a super 2nd place.  Then he trumps himself and storms the Newcomers for a win!!  Happy days! To top off Blues performance, Donder S jumps faultlessly around the open to […]

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Nunney International

William IX Novice William preformed another good dressage jumping a lovely double clear, inside the time. They finished in 5th place Kelsons limited edition BE100 Another good dressage of 28 They also jumped clear inside the time finishing in 4th place Double illusion BE100 Plus This was our first time of stepping Louie up a […]

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Friday at Bicton

Zagreb was competing in the open int. A very good dressage of 23.2 and jumping a fantastic double clear secured him 1st place :)) he certainly was a super star!! Redpath ransom also competed in this class, much more settled in the dressage and just had an unfortunate pole. He jumped a fantastic clear cross […]

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Ballendenisk International

Duke of Axebridge Competed in the CIC2star He got a little tense and distracted in the dressage but redeemed himself by giving Alex a super ride xc inside the time. Redpath ransom Completed in the CIC 3star Unfortunately nerves and tension got the better of this guy in his dressage and sj which was a […]

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Larkhill

Double illusion competed in the open PN A good dressage of 32 just a little sharp causing him to lose a few marks. Jumped a fantastic double clear leaving them in 2nd position :)) They have formed a real partnership!! Jacandra also competed in the open PN A very good dressage of 26.5 A little […]

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