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Katie Hale Blog 4: Badminton Mitsubishi Motors Cup 2019: A tough course and amazing experience

16 May 2019

So we did it! Libby flew round Badminton Grassroots on Wednesday in fantastic style and I was really thrilled. I didn't quite pull off the placing I would have liked but we came very close and the margins are tiny when the competition is so fierce.

We arrived at Badminton on Tuesday to a lovely sunny day and Libby and I went for a little hack and then had a little school and she was great and went beautifully on the flat. We then went on the Eric Smiley course walk which was really excellent. Eric focused on the test that the course designer was setting at each fence and the positive attitude needed to get to the other side of it and also on not wasting time setting up too much unnecessarily. My first impressions of the course were that it was decent and testing and that there were a lot of narrow fences that needed accuracy. Read more

Katie Hale Blog 3: Final Badminton Preparations

26 April 2019

So there is less than a week to go before Badminton and preparations are in full swing. The exciting news was that the envelope with the various passes and the all important party invitation arrived yesterday. Libby has had both her saddles saddles checked and adjusted which was good timing as both needed meaningful changes as they were now a little wide for her as she is slim and hopefully raring to go. We had our final practice run at Munstead NSEA 100 last Saturday. On the whole we had a very positive outing with an excellent dressage to get 23.5. We had a small misunderstanding showjumping but that was quickly corrected to complete the round nicely slightly frustratingly adding 9 faults. She then did one of her best XC rounds going clear inside the time. We came second so I was very pleased. We have since practiced our showjumping at felbridge just to check that we are on the same page and she popped round a 95-1m course and she was fantastic and jumped really well. So feeling prepared. Read more

🌟 TICKET GIVEAWAY 🌟 for Royal Windsor Horse Show

25 April 2019

🌟 TICKET GIVEAWAY 🌟 Win a pair of tickets to the Royal Windsor Horse Show. We have a pair of Royal Windsor Horse Show General Entry tickets valid for Friday 10th May 2019 to give away. To enter: 1. Like Simple System Horse Feeds Facebook page. 2. Comment on the competition post by tagging the person you would take with you if you win! Competition closes at midnight on Thursday 2nd May 2019. One winner will be picked at random. The winner will be contacted directly, if we have not received a response from the winner in 24 hours the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck! Read more

Katie Hale Blog 2: Road to Badminton

16 April 2019

After a quiet winter I have been gradually building up Libby's fitness in preparation for another attempt at the Mitsubishi Motors at Badminton horse trials at the start of May. Our goal is to improve on last years results when we completed but Libby got rather bogged down in the mud on cross country day. It would be nice if the weather was a little kinder this year. As Libby is an experienced pony who knows her job well we are trying to get her there fresh and raring to go rather than to over prepare. Read more

*WIN* A 10kg bag of MetaSlim

20 March 2019

🌟 WIN 🌟 a 10kg bag of MetaSlim by answering the question below.

MetaSlim is specially formulated for horses and ponies prone to what?
1) Laminitis
2) Getting muddy
3) Losing a shoe

To enter:
1. Like Simple System Horse Feeds Facebook page.
2. Comment on the competition post answering the question.

Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. One winner will be picked at random. Good luck! Read more

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