Harbro Horse Ambassador: Rosa Onslow

12 Mar 2020

The weather has continued to throw everything against us to try to prevent us from preparing for the coming season. However, we have battled through and continued to train, looking forward to our first event in mid-March.

I had two sessions of incredible dressage training from Amy Woodhead, international dressage rider, at her yard in Grimsby. This is a long trip, but it is so worthwhile. I really feel that both Sunny and Kaiser have benefited enormously from her instruction. I know that I have!

While it has been almost impossible to school the horses over cross-country fences as a result of the wet, both horses have continued to show jump on a regular basis, mostly at Alnwick Ford. Their facilities are fantastic and both horses jumped beautifully. We competed in various British Showjumping competitions and they all jumped very well, hardly touching a pole up to 130cm. 

The next trip was to Ian Woodhead, near York. Again a long way, but definitely worth the trip. Ian takes no prisoners and put both me and the horses under pressure. They rose to the occasion, and I tried my best!

I have just moved Sunny and Kaiser to Ben Hobday, a five star rider, and only 35 minutes from my university. This means I can ride on a daily basis, but as importantly, I’m lucky enough to have amazing lessons from such an experienced event rider. The horses arrived at Ben’s with their Harbro conditioning cubes. When Ben commented on how well they looked, I just pointed to the feedbags.

Only two weeks to go until our first competition at Lincoln horse trials. The horses are feeling well. We now just have to keep our fingers crossed that the weather behaves and the event goes ahead.

As always, I cannot thank Harbro enough for their support and for their amazing horse feed. I am so lucky to have them as part of the team.



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