Storm Straker was the cover star for our January/February 2017 issue of British Eventing Life - and, very fittingly, the snow came pouring down on the day of the shoot! The Straker family has a history of eventing success. Elaine Straker established the Little Hutton Equestrian Centre, rescued a horse that took her daughter, Karen, to the Junior European Eventing Championships and bred a horse that took her son, Nick, to Badminton. Now, Nick's daughter Storm is making waves in the world of eventing - we visited her at home.
In part one of our brain training series, Mental Performance Coach Sally McGinn focuses on goals and goal setting. Why should you set goals? What should you think about when setting goals? And how do you go about setting – and measuring – them?
British Eventing Life paid a visit to Ros Canter's yard after she achieved fifth place at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton 2017, gaining the accolade of highest placed Brit, we take a look behind the scenes of the cover shoot from July/August last year.
Ellie Kelly caught up with Andrew Nicholson at his home in Wiltshire, fresh from his Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials victory in May 2017. Andrew reflected fondly on Nereo's performance, spoke about how he deals with competition nerves and how he prepares for events.
In the second part of our interview with Andrew Nicholson, Ellie Kelly talks to him at his home in Wiltshire about his Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials win, life on the Nicholson yard and how his 2015 accident made him re-evaluate the way he trains. Andrew also discusses sports psychology and tells us what his favourite BE events are.
Jane Buchan from Baileys Horse Feeds, sponsors of the winter Jumping & Style and Jump Training series, advises how best to feed your horse on competition days.