This year has started off slow, with our first event for the season (the CCI short format at Warwick) coming up on the 16th and 17th of March. While the season starts in February, we prefer to start a little later to give the horses a good break after their last event in December.
Both Brooke and my Locky are part of the Queensland Futures Squad, and had their first squad clinic late February. Having the opportunity to work with the national coaches is a wonderful opportunity and they always come away having learned so much. Chester, Brooke's young horse, will start later in the year once the weather is cooler and a few hiccups have been ironed out.
This year, the Team has added two new horses into the fold. Team Dougall are forever grateful for the assistance received from JVA. Eventing is already a dangerous sport, however with the Point-two Air Vest and Brooke's new Gatehouse Jockey Helmet (that was kindly donated by JVA Technologies), she is safer when galloping cross country and jumping.
(Written by Trudy Dougall)
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