IN GREAT COMPANY behind door 3 in LONGINES Advent Calendar!
Photo from a beautiful event with Longines and their Ambassador of Elegance Simon Baker.
WHOPPA! ANOTHER beautiful day competing! Today we went to Belmoredean with Caroline Crowther’s superstar Glasker Sweetclover, aka ‘Shane’. Shane is a 9yo eventer that I’m schooling a few times a week, and even if he wasn’t born to perform the pure dancing I LOVE his enthusiasm! I usually ride to music and every time I push the play button you can feel him starting to bubble and say let’s gooo. Ah, you know I’m such a fan for their enthusiasm <3. Anyway, Shane tried his genuine heart out today as well. In the first test he didn’t put a foot wrong and ended just under 70% with a win! In the second test we were lacking a bit of energy but that eventer’s will power sailed us through to a great end there as well!
As always both horse and myself competes dressed in Equestrian Stockholm & jacket from Horse Pilot.
WE’VE JUST had a fabulous day in the November sun shooting Equestrian Stockholm’s AW17 refill collection at Spring Hill Dressage! Super people, horses and clothes. If you haven’t checked out the ES eco lines already, do it here!
Behind the scene photo of Bailey and me rocking ES ‘Golden Brass’.
AUTUMN IS ALL about organising life after the drifty summer, preparing for the winter to become as easy as possible (as you may know the senetive me is not a fan of the chilly weather), and I always tend to organise my barn in the autumn by giving every single piece in it it’s own space. I get new hooks, hanger, baskets and bowls to make sure we don’t have to go look for something missing. I go vintage stores and markets for the baskets and containers. I rather go vintage then glossy style for my barn. It’s our home and it should feel like it! Hooks and hangers, for bridles, salt licks, cross ties and rugs, you’ll find at Harry Hall.
It’s like we all, both humans and horses, find more peace when the barn is all clean and organised (plus I always have music on and like to do things in a flow:) so it helps if things are in place or it will kill my momentum!)
Hugely grateful to call this my barn, my home and my work space <3
Post in collaboration with Harry Hall.
AUTUMN HAS arrived in UK, & with that it’s time for the cozy rug season. Here are some autumn prep reminders to make sure the cold wind doesn’t take energy away from you!
Thank you so much to Harry Hall for prepping my boys for the autumn so we’re ready to rock n’ roll even in the wind!
Photo of Bailey ready for our training with Rafael Soto.
YESTERDAY I had the huge privilege to ride at the Spanish Olympic legend Rafael Soto‘s clinic here in England. This year I brought our new baby Bailey, owned by the Bloque Family, 5 years old and by Bretton Woods.
Simplicity is one of the hardest things to create, but ahh Rafael is a master on the topic! Bailey turns 6 next year which means I now need to prep him for more collected work and changes. We used the lateral work, and maaany translations between the shoulder ins, traver and half passes, to engage his hind legs and prepare for the more collected job. Bailey just took it all in a stride and danced his super dancer bum off! Such a pleasure to ride. Much proud of his first outing.
Video to come on instagram! @linneaaarflot
Huge thank you to Caroline Edgeley for this opportunity, to Samantha Bloquet for the trust with Bailey, & to Equestrian Stockholm for dressing us very smart!
AAAAND THAT’S a wrap! From a 30+ hour film shoot and a weekend having the Punderson Gardens production company here at the farm filming – with all our horses! So much fun to see how the horses (especially Caruso) at first got a bit insecure on what the heck people and cameras were doing coming up to them, and then as the days went started to totally thrive on the attention – craving a massage after each take – from anyone!
Looking forward to show you the result of this.
ONCE AGAIN I’m in great company attending one of Longines equestrian elegance events. This time in London and with no less then Longines Ambassador of Elegance, the Australian actor Simon Baker (who is the mentalist for real btw).
Very grateful to be with a brand that support true talent and the equine sport to such high standards all over the world.
SO MUCH FUN! Shooting with the olympic superstar & showjumper Scott Brash today, for Horse & Country TV. We’re at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the beautiful arena for the Global Champions Tour in London, August 4-6th, and we’re talking about how to keep horses happy, healthy and well performing.
Much more to come!
Wearing watch by Longines and jewels by Equestrian Stockholm
SUCH A GREAT day yesterday! We were at Hickstead for the Summer Championship. Sun was out, Caruso felt great, we were well prepared, ah, LOVE the summer competition when it’s like that! & I’m much proud of Caruso. Big man has learnt so much new in the past few weeks and he really tried his heart out. Our newly found superpower is a bit too new to find at a show, but I’m very pleased to be home with a clean performance and encouraging comments from the judges. Now we just got to grow a bit older and stronger! <3
I’m incredibly grateful to Caroline Edgeley for amazing support, to my rockstar girls Tora & Ella, to Equestrian Stockholm, Longines & Celeris UK for making us look smart, and to Sune Hansen & Spring Hill Dressage for top training.
Can’t.wait.for the future!