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Upton Update
Upton Update
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Upton Update

The event was as good as ever and a nice new water right in peak viewing for the supporters. It was great to be back there and have two good runs.

The Dominator PFB had a good day with a really rideable dressage test (27.5) and clear SJ and XC. As we went out to cross country we were lying in 1st place, but we just couldn't quite make the time. There is still a certain amount of setting up needed for certain fences which is always costly on the time. However, we were all thrilled that he came second and now looking forward to Burgham 2*.

V.I.P Vinnie produced another good dressage test
(25.7) and Show Jumped very well for a good clear. This was our 2nd run with the new bit and the 2nd two thirds of the course were possibly the best I have had for a couple of years. It took the first third to get sorted and unfortunately this included a 20 at the corner. My fault as I had the wrong gear and we got there on 1/2 a stride. However, I was so pleased with the round - never did I think I would be happy with a round that included a 20!!! Next stop Burgham 4* - hoping that all our XC practicing and training pays off.








Summer update
Summer update
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Summer update


June is normally quite quiet for us but this year it seems to have been very busy with lots of training and education for the younsters. Also, it is great to have sold Ted to a lovely home and wish his new family lots of luck.

Conquer has come out of Bicton very well and we look forward to competing him in the Open Championships at Burgham.

V.I.P Vinnie headed to Farley Hall OI with some new breaks and steering following Bicton's shambles!
He did a good test scoring 26 with 1 pole and most importantly there was some improvement in the cross country. The feel I am looking for isn't there
yet but it will come. Our next test is Upton OI followed by Burgham 4*. He had also qualified for the Open Championships but we need to keep and eye on FEI points for next year.

Ballycoog Breaker Boy came out well from Houghton but unfortunately pulled a muscle pratting around in the field so couldn't run at Upton but will be back for Burgham - He qualified for the Intermediate Championships but we have decided to run him in the 4* at Burgham so he has a run at this level before Blenheim 8/9 year olds.

The Dominator PFB had a good run at Keysoe with a more relaxed test and coped well with the challenging Novice courses in SJ and XC. He finished 6th. We haven't been to Keysoe for some years and were impressed with the changes and it is a lovely venue to be returned to. Next outing is Upton Novice.

We had the three younsters out at West Wilts unaffiliated to give them some competition experience. All three were very well behaved and will have learnt a lot. They will continue to do this for the next month before starting their BE career.




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A Few Testimonials

Sharon and Holly Bishop Parkfield Breeding - Owner As breeders and producers of high quality Event horses, Parkfield Breeding absolutely understands the importance of working with only the best partners. The full team at Will Rawlin Eventing (WRE) epitomise the attention to detail required to allow every horse to perform to the best of their ability. Be it consistency of routine, the quality of training or planning ahead. And perhaps most importantly, giving every horse confidence and affection both on the ground and in the saddle. Our horses mean a great deal to us! Thus having a relationship based on trust with a rider means everything to us. Will keeps us updated and we are actively involved in each horses’s journey. The family nature of WRE means attending events is great fun and we always feel valued and well looked after. We would have no hesitation in recommending Will for all of the above reasons. Furthermore we believe he is a talented athlete on his way to great things and we are excited to be a little part of that journey. *** John Bowen - International Coach I have been working with Will as his coach since he was 12 years old. I was immediately aware that he had a talent as a rider, and have enjoyed helping to develop him into the Young Professional that he has become. Will has a thorough understanding of the correct training principles, and producing the Event Horse as an all round athlete. In short, Will is a talented athlete, who is a pleasure to work with, has a bright future ahead of him, and is an ambassador for the Sport of Eventing *** Fi Apthrorp - Owner Having seen Will ride since his early teens he stood out to me as something very special. My daughter gave up her ride and Will was the person I wanted to see have the ride instead. In my opinion, he will be one of the top event riders in the country one day. He is an extremely dedicated, hardworking person who shows exceptional maturity for his age. It’s about the bigger picture not the immediate wins that is important to him and he always puts the horse first.

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Gavin Scofield
Role:  
Osteopath,

Gavin is an internationally renowned Equine Osteopath, who has been in full time Equine practice for over twenty years . Gavin has worked with Will for about 15 years, since Will was still riding ponies! Gavin has refined and developed Osteopathic technique to develop a unique way of working which has pushed the boundaries of what is possible therapeutically, allowing the patient’s body to achieve greater benefits from manual medicine. This subtle approach is specifically tailored to work with the innate homeostatic /self correcting reflexes within the body, including the postural centres of the brain. By appropriately stimulating these areas, on many levels, it is possible to help the equine FUNDAMENTALLY change patterns of tension within their muscular-skeletal system. This allows not just a release of tensions, but a PERMANENT change in postural balance, improving biomechanical function, especially movement. This improved postural balance can not only optimise the equine’s movement potential but has also been seen to help improve physiological function and psychological issues.

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Brook Farm
Blunsdon, Swindon, SN26 7ER
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willrawlineventing@gmail.com
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+447902 565720