As the long winter months come to an end it is exciting for everyone at Team French to have the start of the new event season finally upon us. The weather of late has been glorious but no doubt we will be brought crashing back down to earth in no time – we can only hope that the start of the season faces fewer interruptions than 2018.
All the horses have wintered well and I’m looking forward to getting them out competing again. Trevor Dickens’ Vanir Kamira and Jayne McGivern’s Quarrycrest Echo will again head my team of horses and will be targeted at CCI5*s at Badminton and Kentucky respectively in the Spring.
I have an exciting group of younger horses to step up to top level this year including John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn’s Brookfield Inocent, Jayne McGivern’s Calling Card, Sue Paybody’s Castletown Clover, Jennifer Saunders’ Cooley Monsoon and Trevor Dickens’ Graf Cavalier. It will be interesting to see how they fare. There are also some lovely younger horses coming up through the grades so all in all it will be an exciting season for everyone.
Fingers crossed for a safe and successful 2019!