BSPS Area 4b covers a large area – from the Humber in the north all the way down to Peterborough in the south.
Oh to be in England now that the Olympics are here – and the summer too of course, although it is a little behind schedule. The Olympic equestrian events are underway and millions of people are watching on television. Meanwhile, in our county the gymkhanas, the affiliated and unaffiliated competitions and the charity rides go on, seen by perhaps just a handful of people. Yet there is one thing that unifies those millions of viewers and that group watching in one of our local equestrian centres: a love of horses and ponies. Don’t we owe so much to those wonderful creatures?
For anyone even remotely interested in horses and the equine world in general, a visit to Bransby is absolutely essential. With pastures and paddocks rolling out to a quite remarkable 600 acres and four stable yards it is certainly no place to think of as a short stop-off for an hour or so. Not that it was always a concern of this size, as Helen Whitelegg, the education and communications officer here readily points out.
Behind the scenes of the sporting spectacular that is the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is a team made up of hundreds of volunteers, working together to ensure the success of the event. One of the linchpins of the enterprise is Lincolnshire based Tim Henson who acts as site steward.
North Lincolnshire’s Lara Dyson claimed her second national title in two years at the NAF Five Star