The Best Laid Plans….

I’ve never made so many ‘plans’ and unmade ‘plans’ and stressed about ‘plans’ all to have absolutely no ‘plans! Let’s talk Spain. There are so many elements that go into getting a string of horses ready for a tour like this it’s amazing, but we do it because when we get out there it’s totally…

Rest In Peace, Quibble

Everyone always asks me, which I find so bizarre, which horse is your favourite. I can’t choose, I don’t think I would ever be able to. All the horses I’ve ridden or even looked after mean so much to me, they have all taught me something different and helped me develop. I love their individual…

LGCT Valkenswaard

I was so excited to be back in beautiful Valkenswaard. Of all the wonderful shows I’ve been to, it is definitely my favourite. The atmosphere is friendly but everything runs super efficiently. The stables are big and permanent. The wash bays have hot and cold running water (luxury!). It’s also surprisingly easy to get to,…

Getting back to National shows

The last couple of months have seen lockdown restrictions eased and so we’ve been able to get the horses out and about. Camilla has been doing some training with Di Lampard over the hiatus period and it really seems to have paid off. Arena UK was a good show, we had some mixed results mostly…

Training with Will Whitaker

Restrictions easing has meant we have been able to get the Puttenham team out for some training. Will Whitaker was kind enough to put the horses and I through our paces – with excellent results. All are feeling fantastic and the relaxing, pressure free time in lockdown has really allowed them all to come into…

Super Lils Showjumping Challenge

In your warm up, aim to find an adjustable canter. You should move up and down the gears and go into the exercise knowing your horse is able to shorten and lengthen when asked. Start by popping over one of the poles on either side of the arena add the others as you feel confident,…

HORSE AND HOUND, CAMILLA BINGHAM’S SHOWJUMPING BLOG: the show where you can hack on the beach — the stuff of horsey girls’ dreams

The Mediteranean Equestrian Tour (or MET) in Oliva Nova is the stuff horsey girls’ dreams. For me, it’s three weeks of Spanish sunshine, palm trees, beach rides and temperatures in the 20s. Not to mention elite competition, excellent prize money and experience that said prize money can’t buy. I have, however, come with four horses and no groom.…

Where have 2 months gone?!

The breeding programme at Puttenham has now reached the dizzy heights of 2. Couleur Amazing Grace (Couleur- Rubin, Hauptstutbuch Ad Astra by Argentinus) in foal to Billy Congo (Vetcha, Billy Autumn by Animo) gave birth to a lovely filly foal at the beginning of June. You can see the photos on our blog as well…

Chantilly 2015 and the Spring Shows

Belle, Drizzle and Dinero produced great performances while they were at Chantilly this April, and it was a valuable experience for the team, particularly Alex who very succesfully stepped up to the challenge of his first 2* event. We have an assortment of photos as well as link to all the videos. There have been…

Back from Oliva Nova and 1st Day in the Field

Drizzle, Dinero, Timmy and Belle are all safely home having started their season at the lovely Oliva Nova show. They jumped consistently and well and although I was unable to go to the show, being able to watch on live stream is a great bonus. We have some stunning action photos to remember this successful tour.…

Olivia Nova October 2014

Olivia Nova is a purpose built resort on the coast of Spain midway between Valencia and Alicante. Di Lampard recommended that we did this Tour as it would be very beneficial to the horses and Alex. They have not had a heavy season jumping and she suggested that this would be a wonderful experience for…