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Clare Heap

Some of you know me as the face behind CLH Equestrian but those who don’t I’m Clare. I am normal working women, with a huge passion for dressage. During the day I am a primary school teacher but after work I run my social media platforms and ride under the flag of CLH Equestrian and will shortly be starting a new career as a full time equestrian freelance instructor! Teddy and I have an interesting backstory as he broke is leg and is now competing at PSG!

I started my fitness journey when I realised I needed to up my game for my horse as he was becoming more advanced. My position wasn’t strong enough to support his development, so it was time for a change. I have now been working with Jen for nearly a year and I have seen a transformation beyond my wildest dreams.

It hasn’t been easy, and I won’t lie that sometimes I have really struggled with motivation and keeping consistent each week, but it has been a amazing journey.

Gemma Dainty

Blue is an 8 year old 17.3 (and a bit!) British bred Warmblood, I've had him since he was 4 and he's now 8. He originally came to me on loan as a dressage horse as he has a soft palate abnormality which meant we were unsure how he would cope with ridden work especially fast work which is why we focused on dressage initially starting when he was 6. We've clocked up many successes all the way from prelim through to now competing at medium, including top 10 placings at all regional championships, multiple team selections and placings and this year we are aiming for Area Festival at medium and selection for the Senior Home International team competition at elementary or medium level.

For me the need to focus on rider strength and fitness came from a couple of things, I have never done dressage any higher than elementary level before and I was really beginning to struggle with the strength and coordination needed to ride at that level, coupled with having a giant horse who is the best part 18hh. I was also finding that I never wanted to buy any photos after competitions because I didn't like the way I looked so there was a definite drive to change this.

As well as my dressage goals I am now focusing a bit more on jumping and am considering aiming for an event towards the end of the season. It will only be an 80cm and just for fun but I know I will need to focus on my fitness to be able to get round the XC without rolling off due to exhaustion!

EventFit Athlete Blogs

Clare Heap : Reviewing my Competition Schedule

Another four weeks have passed. I have spent one of them on holiday which was great to refresh and come back home revitalised, ready for the rest of the competition …

The Art of Preparation | Gemma Dainty

The art of preparation Wednesday 8th August 2018 Tests remembered – 1. Times remembered – 0. Loose dogs causing chaos incidents – 1. Comforting cheesy chip orders – 1. Gins …

If Bridget Jones Did Dressage…

Gemma Dainty is back with another refreshing and hilarious real life 'if Bridget Jones did Dressage' diary entries. To follow Gemma head to her FACEBOOK PAGE Friday 20th July Summary ...

Dainty’s Dressage Exploits : Take 1

Following my sponsorship from Eventfit I thought it might be fun to track my attempts to behave like an "athlete" when all I really want to do is eat pasta ...

Clare Heap: Pat the horse, slap the rider!

Pat the Horse, Slap the Rider! Pat the horse, slap the rider. That seems to be what has happened this month. Where do I start? The regionals are always on ...

Introducing Gemma Dainty and Blue

This month, I am excited to Introduce you to Gemma and Blue who are joining myself and Clare Heap as the faces of EventFit. EventFit is an online platform for …

Clare Heap Blog: New Horses 😀

This month has flown by again! How are we nearly in July? May/June has been all about balance with regards to fitness and nutrition. It is that elusive word that …

Clare Heap : Is all or nothing going to lead you to success?

Hi EventFitters! The end of April and the beginning of May have gone by in a blur of hecticness (if that is even a word!). However this has led to …

Clare Heap Blog 2: Am I a runner?

  I cannot believe that March is already done! Easter has been and gone in a throw of chocolate and meals out which has been a bit of a blow …

Introducing CLHEquestrian : EventFit Sponsored Athlete

Welcome to EventFit, Clare! My first blog for Event Fit. Some of you know me as the face behind CLH Equestrian but those who don’t I’m Clare. I am normal …