“I am very very lucky”

Written by Connolly's RED MILLS on 02 May 2019

 
Owning a horse that runs and wins at Cheltenham, the home of jump racing, is the stuff of dreams. Claiming back-to-back victories and completing the same feat two years on the trot is unheard of but that’s what owner Anna Reed and trainer Richard Bandey achieved; having won the Connolly’s RED MILLS Intermediate Series Point-to-Point Final in 2017, they successfully defended their title in 2018.
 

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Final Focus - The Road to Cheltenham

Written by Connolly's RED MILLS on 30 April 2019


The countdown is on for the final of the 12th Connolly’s RED MILLS Intermediate Point-to-Point Series. Ahead of Friday’s big race, we caught up with Beverley Thomas, trainer and part owner of entered runner Captain McGinley.

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Jake Saywell Training Exercise - Part 4

Written by Connolly's RED MILLS on 23 October 2018

Jake Saywell Training Exercise - Part 4

The last exercise in Jake’s Tuesday Training Tips is known as the Clock Tower Exercise. This can be done with both poles on the ground and then progress to jumping fences. 

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Jake Saywell’s Training Tips Part 3

Written by Connolly's RED MILLS on 16 October 2018

Jake Saywell’s Training Tips Part 3

Water trays are known to be spooky and can be a challenge for some horses. In today’s blog post showjumper Jake Saywell discusses how he introduces water trays and fillers to young horses.


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Jake Saywell Training Exercise – Part 2

Written by Connolly's RED MILLS on 09 October 2018

Jake Saywell Training Exercise – Part 2
In the second part of the Jake Saywell’s Tuesday Training Tips blog Jake discusses how he uses poles to aid straightness when approaching and leaving a fence. 

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Pole Work with Jake Saywell

Written by Connolly's RED MILLS on 25 September 2018

Pole Work with Jake Saywell

At just 22 Jake is already making a name for himself in the showjumping world. Following his family’s footsteps, he takes after his parents and grandfather who were successful show jumpers.
 

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Hickstead high for Team Ireland

Written by Connolly's RED MILLS on 31 July 2018

Hickstead high for Team Ireland

What a Hickstead it turned out to be for RED MILLS riders with an amazing 49 top ten placings throughout the Royal International Horse Show.

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