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Life & Times of Bert Sheffield – Para Rider

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We are delighted to announce an exciting new sponsorship deal with para dressage rider, Bert Sheffield. Bert now has the peace of mind of knowing that her horse, horsebox and travel insurance are all taken care of as well as freelance instructor’s liability insurance for herself.

Bert has a busy season ahead with her top horse, Double Agent, with a packed competition schedule that includes competing in France and Germany as well as heading to the major championships in the UK at Hickstead and the National Championships. Bert is an exciting prospect for the future and has her sights firmly set on the 2016 Rio Olympics. SEIB Insurance Brokers will be supporting her all the way.

Bert Sheffield competing at Winter Champs

Bert Sheffield - March 2017

Published: 10/03/2017 16:55:06

Bert Sheffield - March 2017

Our show season has started with a bang!...

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The Story of Wonky - Jan 17

Published: 03/02/2017 11:36:34

The Story of Wonky - Jan 17

Getting back in the groove, planning our next exciting adventures....

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The Story of Wonky - Part 19

Published: 04/07/2016 14:44:04

The Story of Wonky - Part 19

Things have been rather quiet on the Wonky front lately. ...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 18

Published: 03/05/2016 09:05:38

The Story of Wonky - Part 18

As with all best laid plans, I had booked Wonky in for her....................

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The Story of Wonky - Part 17

Published: 19/02/2016 15:06:16

The Story of Wonky - Part 17

Is there anything worse than tooth ache?...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 16

Published: 15/01/2016 17:00:14

The Story of Wonky - Part 16

News Year’s Resolutions!...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 15

Published: 18/12/2015 10:06:31

The Story of Wonky - Part 15

Wonky has had an exciting few days! ...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 14

Published: 10/12/2015 15:05:10

The Story of Wonky - Part 14

At the end of November, I brought Wonky back home to the yard where I am based.............

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The Story of Wonky - Part 13

Published: 10/12/2015 14:26:07

The Story of Wonky - Part 13

Now that we are onboard Wonky the not-so-feral-now Gelderlander cross, the milestones and new experiences will slow down a bit as we consolidate her understanding and confidence....

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The Story of Wonky - Part 12

Published: 12/11/2015 09:42:28

The Story of Wonky - Part 12

Wonky is going viral and she has hardly even been sat on!!!...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 11

Published: 11/11/2015 12:14:19

The Story of Wonky - Part 11

Wonky’s next ‘foreign’ person experience came when my saddle sponsor Nikki Newcombe, Bliss of London saddles came to visit...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 10

Published: 11/11/2015 12:09:43

The Story of Wonky - Part 10

Now that we have got the first few hurdles out of the way with Wonky, I would like to tell you about a few of the other things that have been happening in her life....

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The Story of Wonky - A bit of background

Published: 09/11/2015 14:31:41

The Story of Wonky - A bit of background

The Story of Wonky – a bit of background...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 9

Published: 09/11/2015 14:25:18

The Story of Wonky - Part 9

So lungeing has gone smoothly, Wonky took to long-reining like a duck to water, now we are ready for climbing on board! Eeeekk! So exciting!!!...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 8

Published: 20/10/2015 10:27:31

The Story of Wonky - Part 8

For Bert Sheffield, its another day of training with Wonky, the feral Gelderlander cross mare....

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The Story of Wonky - Part 7

Published: 20/10/2015 10:21:44

The Story of Wonky - Part 7

Now Wonky understands the principle of going around on the lunge and the idea of trotting Bert Sheffield puts it all together and starts working properly on the lunge....

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The Story of Wonky - Part 6

Published: 09/10/2015 09:35:34

The Story of Wonky - Part 6

Now Bert has Wonky home, she need to work on settling her in again. But thankfully it was not back to square one....

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The Story of Wonky - Part 5

Published: 09/10/2015 09:25:12

The Story of Wonky - Part 5

Bert Sheffield talks about Wonky’s next step which was to understand being lunged....

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The story of Wonky - Part 4

Published: 09/10/2015 09:00:58

The story of Wonky - Part 4

Bert Sheffield tells the story of why Wonky is called Wonky...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 3

Published: 07/10/2015 09:21:54

The Story of Wonky - Part 3

We continue the story of feral Gelderlander cross mare Wonky, who is starting to adjust to life in her stable...

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The story of Wonky - Part 2

Published: 06/10/2015 09:08:38

The story of Wonky - Part 2

We continue the story of Wonky, a feral Gelderlander cross mare from the herd-life in the wilds of Kent ...

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The Story of Wonky - Part 1

Published: 05/10/2015 09:33:46

The Story of Wonky - Part 1

Follow the journey of a feral Gelderlander cross mare from the herd-life in the wilds of Kent to whatever the future holds in Lincolnshire… ...

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Planning your off-season/ Evaluating your success

Published: 08/09/2015 12:31:43

Planning your off-season/ Evaluating your success

Fail to plan and you plan to fail. Bert Sheffield discusses how best to evaluate your success at the end of the season and talks about effective Planning for the next one ...

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Planning my horse’s workloads and routine

Published: 14/08/2015 16:42:19

Planning my horse’s workloads and routine

Bert Sheffield talks about Planning her horse’s workloads and routine - plus horse insurance...

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Stabling Away

Published: 29/07/2015 15:56:08

Stabling Away

Taking your horse and staying away for a competition can be exciting but also nerve racking if you have never done it before. Here, Bert Sheffield describes some of her experiences and gives some advice on what to do when stabling away from home....

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Bert Sheffield

Published: 16/06/2015 10:20:59

Bert Sheffield

I am very excited to be sponsored by SEIB Insurance Brokers and to have the opportunity to write this monthly blog. Each month I will bring you an update on what I have been up to recently plus training tips, riding advice and the occasional opinion post on hot topics. However, I thought it would be best to begin with introducing myself and my horses....

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