Julie Braddon, BHSAI Int SM (Regd) PC Accredited Trainer

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Millie’s ‘First’ event!

Posted by: Julie - 16 Sep 2018 18:02

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New Challenge!

Posted by: Julie - 09 Jul 2018 21:22

My first adult camp invite to instruct...

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Eventing has started!!

Posted by: Julie - 01 Jun 2018 07:00

Finally after the awful spring weather, we made it to our first events....

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Getting out and about!

Posted by: Julie - 15 Apr 2018 18:28

Both girls have now had an outing ...

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Wet, wet, wet ....

Posted by: Julie - 01 Apr 2018 17:43

Grotty weather but my entry was in ...

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Welcome 2018!

Posted by: Julie - 14 Jan 2018 13:28

Happy New year to all! A good start ...

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Great start to 2018!

Posted by: Julie - 04 Dec 2017 07:26

It may still only be December, but to be ready for the season, B & I started yesterday!

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Chepstow BE July 2017

Posted by: Julie - 09 Oct 2017 08:39

Always a great day when the sun shines!!

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Treborough BE

Posted by: Julie - 09 Oct 2017 08:36

A while ago now, but needing to bring things up to date!

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Always learning ...

Posted by: Julie - 09 Oct 2017 08:31

Not the best day on paper today but loads learned. I am always incredibly proud of my amazing 'B' as she always gives me everything which doesn't necessarily make her easy to ride, but I think today I realised the importance of real control and taking charge and was able to do so with the pressure off. Never easy for me to 'school' round a xc course with alot of questions but that was what I did and as a result I feel even more positive about going forwards. Horses, the best ever teachers if you listen to them with both ears ....

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Millfield BE

Posted by: Julie - 30 Sep 2017 17:38

A Brilliant day ...

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It's been a while ...

Posted by: Julie - 01 May 2017 16:37

I can't believe so much time has passed since my last blog! Time really does fly when you're having fun. So, to bring it bang up to date ...

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British Show Jumping National Championships !

Posted by: Julie - 31 Aug 2016 15:54

We made it! We went to the Championships & what an experience !

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Swings and roundabouts

Posted by: Julie - 15 Jul 2016 17:50

Our final crack at BE80T gave us our 3rd placing from 3 outings, so up we went ...

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My trip to 'The Dark Side' ..

Posted by: Julie - 21 Jun 2016 12:58

After a very difficult & emotional day last Friday, I managed to turn it around ...

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Keeping up the good work!

Posted by: Julie - 07 Jun 2016 13:34

Another BE event, another placing !!

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Successful first 'Back to Basics' clinic

Posted by: Julie - 18 May 2016 19:23

Always so much fun meeting new horse & rider combinations & being able to help them move forwards..

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Going 'Back to Basics' pays off ..

Posted by: Julie - 16 May 2016 17:51

.. For my first affiliated BE event in 3 years

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Posted by: Julie - 29 Apr 2016 15:49

I am holding some new clinics at home. Read on for further information!

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A good start to 2016!

Posted by: Julie - 06 Apr 2016 15:36

Finally the winter is behind us, although looking out at the weather today, I'm not wholly convinced!

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Catching up ...

Posted by: Julie - 21 Oct 2015 12:50

As I’ve been away from my blog for a ridiculously long time, I thought it was about time I updated! I’m having an admin morning as Jack is home poorly & it’s raining, so catching up on things that need doing.

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Introducing ...

Posted by: Julie - 28 Apr 2015 18:12

'Bannerfarm Breeze' aka Bertha! The latest addition to the Braddon household! Bertha has ...

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New challenges!

Posted by: Julie - 31 Mar 2015 16:05

Life has made another change & a positive one at that .....

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Happy New Year!

Posted by: Julie - 04 Jan 2015 13:23

Another year come & gone & a few changes afoot ....

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Moving forwards ...

Posted by: Julie - 05 Nov 2014 18:11

An emotional few weeks are now behind me & it's time to start planning ahead.

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Times a changin'

Posted by: Julie - 13 Oct 2014 12:55

Feels like I'm moving into a new era ...

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Camp is over for another year!

Posted by: Julie - 19 Aug 2014 07:10

After 3 weeks of hectic travelling to & teaching at camps, its all over for another year ...

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More pleasing results ..

Posted by: Julie - 06 Jul 2014 16:52

And I'm not the only one to be having a good day ...

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Millie's First Win !!

Posted by: Julie - 06 Jul 2014 14:17

I am one Very happy, excited, proud, relieved rider, owner, breeder today ...

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Millie the Dressage Diva!!

Posted by: Julie - 22 Jun 2014 19:24

Well, nearly anyway! After it all went wrong a year ago, Millie & I are back competing ...

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Goodbye January ......

Posted by: Julie - 04 Feb 2014 18:28

.... Welcome February, well hopefully better weather anyway!

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Happy New Year!

Posted by: Julie - 01 Jan 2014 10:55

Wishing all my clients a very prosperous 2014 & look forward to seeing you all soon !

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Worth getting out of bed for!!

Posted by: Julie - 27 Oct 2013 13:58

My 2013 event season may have crashed down around my ears, but plans for 2014 are already underway...

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Wincanton does Burghley …. Ish!

Posted by: Julie - 08 Sep 2013 20:43

My first PC rally after 5 wonderful days away in Spain where all I had to think about was where the sun cream was!!

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One VERY proud Mummy!!

Posted by: Julie - 26 Aug 2013 13:10

I'm still bouncing off the walls after yesterday's PC ODE, Jack's first ever cross country round, let alone a one day event & also some amazing results from some of my clients at the PC championships!!

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Over for another year!!

Posted by: Julie - 20 Aug 2013 13:12

Pony Club Camps are now done & dusted! Jack & Scooby are flying & I’m still trying to catch up on my sleep!!

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Where has the time gone ??

Posted by: Julie - 05 Aug 2013 19:10

Yet again another month has passed me by & my blog is seriously out of date & to add insult to injury, I’ve just managed to delete the notes I HAD written!! Ooops!!

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Posted by: Julie - 04 Jun 2013 18:46

I can’t believe quite how long ago it is since I last wrote! Things have moved on a fair bit, as you’d expect.....

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And it all started so well……

Posted by: Julie - 21 Mar 2013 13:53

Since I last sat down to fill you in on the latest coming & goings of me & my horses, so much has happened….

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Posted by: Julie - 24 Feb 2013 18:03

Wow! What a way to top off a really great week!!

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Normality ….. questionable…

Posted by: Julie - 26 Jan 2013 15:51

There is some normality in my life this week – Teaching!! Yeay!! Most of my lessons that were booked did actually come off this week, schooling my horses, however, is a different issue…

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And then came the snow …..

Posted by: Julie - 21 Jan 2013 13:59

Now not only do I need to work, I also want to, so the arrival of the white stuff on Friday just about finished off what little sense of humour I have sometimes!

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Off to a good start!

Posted by: Julie - 21 Jan 2013 13:48

Well the year hasn’t started too badly, Pony Club rallies & new clients to teach, as well as my regular hard-core clients!!

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Here’s to 2013 …..!

Posted by: Julie - 02 Jan 2013 07:28

Happy New Year to all! I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas & New Year! For the first time EVER….

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Results are in .....

Posted by: Julie - 19 Nov 2012 08:50

Yes, I have my results ….. and as I’m sure you’ll have already seen, I now have my Intermediate Stable Managers qualification! Am really thrilled!

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Moving on ....

Posted by: Julie - 06 Nov 2012 20:55

I have raised my head from my books, once again I get to play music in the car (instead of listening to my voice on my revision notes), yes, Stage IV has been taken & I’m now just awaiting the results ….

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New Education – for both Horse & Rider!

Posted by: Julie - 23 Sep 2012 13:24

Back to school for me - again - only this time Riding & Stable Management, & finally Millie & Annie get to go on their 'Mother, daughter' hack, just a shame there was no one around with a camera!!

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Pony Club resumes …. With a new pony member!

Posted by: Julie - 20 Sep 2012 15:33

Yes, we’re back to our regular weekly/ fortnightly PC rallies at Naydon & Horwood, this time with a ‘Scooby Doo’ in the mix!!

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Voyage of Discovery!!

Posted by: Julie - 13 Sep 2012 16:26

The new lorry’s maiden voyage was a jump session at Hayley’s, our first since the onslaught of Pony Club camp’s & school holidays. We’ve had to wait too long for a jump session as at one point, I had no lorry as I managed to sell the old one before the new one arrived, which was a bit of a result really!!

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It's Back !!!

Posted by: Julie - 30 Aug 2012 11:55

Yes It’s back !! The blog returns!! Apologies for anyone who has missed it, but there has been so much going on of late, I’ve been meeting myself coming back!

But hopefully no

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Busy competing!

Posted by: Julie - 18 Jun 2012 15:56

Saturday lessons got sandwiched between competitions this weekend .... it was interesting...!

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First jumping lessons ...

Posted by: Julie - 03 Jun 2012 14:05

Well, I have made my next move, Maddy's next BE entries are in, Millie's first Dressage is next week & this week, Millie & I left the floor for the first time!

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Well, today was worth waiting for ....!

Posted by: Julie - 27 May 2012 20:33

Hooray!! FINALLY an event to go to!! Having missed the last 2 events through rubbish weather, the sun shone & Pontispool ran their 3 days of competition!

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Jack makes his SJ debut!

Posted by: Julie - 20 May 2012 14:48

Yes, today was the Pony Club show up at the Racecourse. This time last year Star had just arrived with us & Jack was very much on the lead rein, today, he did his first ever rounds of showjumping!

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Bringing eventing to me ... well sort of!

Posted by: Julie - 14 May 2012 08:15

Yes, with yet another ODE falling victim to the weather, once again Maddy & I were stuck at home this weekend, but as the sun was out, I put Sunday & my boys, to good use ....

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Raring to go .....!

Posted by: Julie - 07 May 2012 12:02

1 day on the sofa is plenty!! I managed an hour before I got bored so was very happy to at least be able to get on with things again last Monday ...

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Rain stops play .... well most of it!

Posted by: Julie - 29 Apr 2012 10:01

Yep, no eventing for me today as Bicton ODE cancelled on Thursday, can't say I'm surprised though & not sure I'd have run her if the ground was very muddy anyway as she prefers firmer ground, so guess what .....

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Posted by: Julie - 22 Apr 2012 17:21

Today Jack is 8 years old!! Where has the time gone?? So have been a good mummy today, as well as the usual work, I've managed to cram in a birthday treat .....

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Posted by: Julie - 22 Apr 2012 17:20

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Millie's first 'outing'!

Posted by: Julie - 14 Apr 2012 18:36

Yes, she has finally gone out & done something!! Today I have taken her for her first lesson with Hayley ..... WOW!....

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And we're off ....!

Posted by: Julie - 08 Apr 2012 16:51

Yes indeed - my event season is finally under way, better later than never! Yesterday was the day & Larkhill was the venue....

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What a fabulous week!

Posted by: Julie - 01 Apr 2012 20:46

Weather, horses & progress, can't ask for much more really! Millie has to be this weeks big progress as she had her first ride in the lorry on Monday evening & it went without a hitch! Huge thanks has to go to Holly for coming with me & keeping an eye on what the 'precious one' was doing ....

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First Cross Country of the year under my belt .....!

Posted by: Julie - 26 Mar 2012 13:34

Yes, I've done it!! First Cross Country round of the season & the first one post injury, it went really really .....

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Busy, busy ....!!

Posted by: Julie - 21 Mar 2012 18:24

Well, I'm off to a cracking start this week, busy diary full of returning clients that I've not seen for a while - happy days .....!!

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Gold Cup & Mothers Day!

Posted by: Julie - 18 Mar 2012 17:45

Happy Mothers Day to all those Mum's out there that are lucky enough to be able to share it with their loved ones. Those of you, like me, that no longer have Mum's to wish a happy day to, believe you me, they know you're thinking of them.....

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Exciting start to my week!!!

Posted by: Julie - 14 Mar 2012 18:55

I have been ridiculously excited this week, over silly things too really, but hey, just goes to show that it doesn't take much to make me happy!!

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End of the week ......

Posted by: Julie - 11 Mar 2012 17:49

What beautiful sunshine to finish off a cracking week!

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Happy days & Happy horses .....

Posted by: Julie - 07 Mar 2012 19:07

I feel incredibly lucky to have found 2 super homes for 2 lovely horses....

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New experiences.. & Mixed emotions...

Posted by: Julie - 04 Mar 2012 14:50

Hydrotherapy ...... Well, I liked that VERY much! Warm swimming pool, having to float about & be moved around the pool to exercise the shoulder using the water as resistance.....very relaxing!

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Is Spring here ....?

Posted by: Julie - 01 Mar 2012 18:02

Well it certainly feels like it this week!! And it has definately inspired me to get on & clip Maddy. Poor mare, she was sooo woolly & everytime I rode she just got hotter & hotter.

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What a great way to end the week!

Posted by: Julie - 26 Feb 2012 17:57

Well, I don't think the week could have ended any better ...

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Posted by: Julie - 22 Feb 2012 17:51

What a great start to the week!

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Advertising & Selling.....

Posted by: Julie - 19 Feb 2012 17:48

Well, as you may have seen from my Facebook & Twitter pages, I am selling 2 horses. Since my latest accident, the loss of my help & the fact that I have got sooooo incredibly busy with the teaching - which is absolutely amazing & I'm thrilled about - I just cant dedicate the time to schooling 3 with another youngster to be broken next year, so I have decided to get on & sell Mattie & her daughter, Toffee.

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Half term antics!

Posted by: Julie - 17 Feb 2012 16:06

Well here it is - my first official blog on the website! And what better way to start than to bring you up to date with my Half Term antics!

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