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FOMO are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the British Eventing Scotland U18 team.  We are a young energetic, ambitious brand and are excited to be sponsoring a world class and equally ambitious team; believing our brand and the British Eventing Scotland U18 team are a perfect fit!  Read on to learn more about us and to see the list of who has been selected for the U18 teams below.   For those of you who have never heard of FOMO, we are a revolutionary body protection company, with our award-winning FAZE 100 Ladies range due to launch in August of this year, with the men’s shortly after.   So what makes us different? Envisage wrapping your body in a soft adaptive foam that moulds to your shape and instantly hardens on impact.  Our solutions are flexible, breathable and easy to adjust. The innovative foam, panelling and adjustment mechanism provides a solution that puts safety first without compromising on your comfort.  It helps to remove the fear of falling, allowing you to perform at your best; the FAZE 100 range will surpass your expectations...

Two years ago we launched Teqnox, and at the time the name fitted our new brand perfectly, however, our company has evolved into something much greater since then and it seemed only right that the name should evolve with us. Allow us to introduce to you our brand-new identity, FOMO. To most of us, FOMO signifies the fear of missing out. Missing out can be interpreted in many different ways; to some of us falling and hurting ourselves means missing out on a win or a qualification, to others it means missing out on a wage or playing with your kids and in unthinkable circumstances, it can even mean missing out on your future. To us, FOMO removes the fear of missing out. We have positioned safety at the heart of our cutting-edge design without compromising on comfort and movement. FOMO will allow you to perform at your best whatever your discipline, and when you inevitably do fall, you can be sure that we've got your back. The FOMO body protector is like no other and we wanted a unique name to fit our unique product. It is also important for our new name to reflect the personalities behind the company. We have passion and innovation at our very core and FOMO was born from entrepreneurial people who can, and will, change the world. We don’t compromise when it comes to our customers. You, the riders, deserve the very best equipment to keep you safe which we have delivered in the most effective way with no fuss. We’ve made the complex simple and have not compromised on research, development or testing which we have taken well above and beyond to minimum safety standards. We started as an award-winning company back in 2017 and through our product, our customer service, our ethos and our dedicated team we intend to live up to that honour on every single ride your FOMO goes on. When you see the strong flash of red from the FOMO logo, we want you to recognise it as a sign of trust. Trust us to deliver a product that is dynamic and innovative. Trust us to be a business that cares about its customers and that cares about the future; not just your future, but the future of our business, the future of safety, the future of our sport and even the future of our planet. Be Your Best...

So I can finally reveal to you all that I've successfully been recruited as a Mounted Police Officer with Gloucester Police! I'm very excited as you can imagine and I'm hoping to be able to share my journey with you. I've just finished my first week of training down with the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch in preparation for my move to Gloucestershire. It was very sad saying goodbye to all my Hertfordshire buddies but I'll be staying in touch and I'm still living in Herts at the moment as well. Commuting every day to Imber Court is a bit of a killer with having to do the horses in the morning - who knew there was another 4:00 in the day when eventing wasn't on the cards! It's been great though and to be able to ride every day as part of my job is so exciting. This has been my dream job ever since I thought about joining the police some 10 years ago but I don't think I actually saw myself being successful in achieving it so it's all a little surreal at the moment. Sadly we are having to compromise quite a lot as this training course is 12 weeks long, working 4 days and 6 days on alternate weeks; then there is the move to Gloucestershire to factor in so competing any time soon has very much been put on the back burner. I've been very lucky to find a sharer who can ride Trusty twice a week whilst I'm on my course which is helping keep him ticking over but he's very much on the chill out at the moment! The lorry is being sold as it's co-owned and I'm not too sure with finances as to how long it'll be before I have some more transport to get out and about. That's the joys of horses though and it'll all get figured out eventually, it just might be a bit of a quiet year this year on that front! I can't pass up this opportunity to have my dream job though and I hope I'll have lots of exciting updates and things to share with you along the way. Stay tuned!...

It is definitely time reflect on what an amazing year it has been for us here and to think of our New Year Resolutions ready to come out all guns blazing in 2019. There have been so many highlights including, getting back into affiliated eventing and not coming home empty handed either and Ben pony’s showing career really kicking off. I think it could be considered to be one of the most successful years I’ve had (definitely in recent years) even with the limited amount of competitions we have competed in we have still managed to gain rosettes at nearly every event. Planning has begun for next year and I am already eagerly anticipating the coming of lighter nights and of course the beginning of the event season. Here’s hoping we might even get Ben pony back out doing what he does best! Hunting season is already in full swing and I have enjoyed multiple days out with the Ledbury on both Cadbury and Polly, and of course, jumping some rather decent sized hedges regardless of my ponies size! Most recently Polly had a quick spin round a couple of show jumping classes at Hartpury just to keep her eye in and she was certainly on springs. Polly and Ben Pony have enjoyed their little break from serious training and competing and are now both back in full work… a little bit fatter, fluffier and more excitable! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   ...

It’s winter, the arena is flooded (again) or the road is too icy well there are always options. Why not ride in the field, weather permitting of course, and work on your horse’s balance on grass for next season? Or you can you can use the road to school and try some local off-road hacking. Even better why not hire a local indoor arena with a friend? Whether you are in the arena or out hacking here are some useful exercises to get your horse listening and working well.   Transitions are such an important exercise for creating balance and getting your horse off the forehand when stepping up a gear. A variety of transitions, half-halts and other dressage and schooling exercises will help get the horse to a position where its weight is more carried on his hindquarters. Transitions such as halt to trot, walk to canter and a variety of others will help the horse achieve this 50/50 balanced position. Interval training is a good way to maintain and assess you and your horse’s fitness. Why not begin in the arena with a 1:1 rest to work ratio. At trot of canter take up half seat and time your work period and the same for your rest. It will be a killer for your legs but just think of those muscles come Spring! Also, listen to your horse during the rest and see if they have broken sweat it’s important to know your horse’s fitness and you can gradually build on this as you approach Spring and competition season again. Then look to increase to a 2:1 work to rest ratio or increase the time working. Lengthening and shortening next time your riding why not try some lengthening and shortening work at both trot and canter. Use the long side of the school to lengthen and shorten along the other side. This is also a great exercise when out hacking off-road. ...