January blog

I always seem to be apologizing for the delay in writing my blog – but life is so busy at the moment I am always behind with office chores – sorry.

As you may have seen I am looking to syndicate my top horse Rayef – sadly the owner wants to sell him and I am desperate to keep the ride so am looking for 20 people to come and join the fun here at Team Collett with him.   Click here for more info

The syndicate will be a lot of fun and hopefully we will win some points and prizes on the way.

Kauto Star has caused a bit of a stir with his arrival on the yard but he is settling in well and seems to be coming to grips with dressage really well.   We are featured in a lot of articles at the moment – some are here if you have not caught up with them all yet



His retraining really is a testament to the work of the Retrained Racehorse click here for more info on their work

The eventers are really stepping up their work levels now ahead of the season.   This dreaded snow stops us getting out and about so much but at least we have an indoor school so they have been worked every day through the worst of it.   I have the added bonus of more lessons with Yogi too!   Some of his teaching and coaching sessions elsewhere have been cancelled due to the weather and he does not do days off really so he has been here much more often! Lucky me! Everything is now well prepared for the season when it eventually starts.

World class training was downgraded from riding to unmouinted earlier this week but it was still a really worthwhile course – we had sessions with physio, media, vet, and psychologist

I have been working on the event plan for each horse carefully working my way through the schedule and plotting the right events at the right time to ensure they peak at their three day targets.   It is hard to believe that the first events of the season are now open for entries with snow on the ground still.

Badminton obviously is the target for Rayef and Nobel Bestman.

We have Junior team training at the yard this weekend – so it is pretty busy

Will try harder to do my blog more regularly!

Until next time