Most riders rely on equestrian judges and officials to know the rules, but with so many discipline, general and veterinary regulations, it gets confusing.
Disappointed but not dissuaded after pulling out of Badminton, Selena looks to the future with Woody and tours barns in Ireland, looking for new mounts.
When the problem-plagued 2018 World Equestrian Games ended, it seemed the event’s death warrant had been signed. Could there be another one in the works?
Selena’s staying at Mark Todd’s yard in the lead up to Badminton, and this week she was thrilled that he had a chance to ride Woody.
Selena O’Hanlon and Woody take on the Burnham Market horse trials, but get lost on course thanks to some bad intel from an official.
Selena fits in some shopping between avoiding the rain and mucking stalls. Plus, she and Woody practice dressage and jumping in preparation for Badminton.
Without officials to enforce the rules, how can we expect real improvements to the sport of endurance and the welfare of the horses that participate in it?
Selena gets to ride Leonidas and keep an eye out for spooky things around the ring, and later she rides Woody in the fields, sans sheep (aka danger floofs).
Due to the rainy weather, Selena decides to exercise Woody in the hotwalker, and spend some time picking rocks off Mark Todd’s gallop track.
Selena O’Hanlon and Woody (Foxwood High) are getting settled into their temporary digs in England, getting ready to compete at 2019 Badminton.