What’s in Your Arena? Presented by Attwood: A Ground Pole Classic with Mary King & Karen O’Connor

What’s in Your Arena? is an EN series sponsored by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces in which riders share their favorite jumping exercises. It’s easy to get stuck in a training rut, and we hope this will inspire you with fresh ideas that you can take home and incorporate into your own programs.

Four poles on the ground in a circle … how hard could it be?

Plenty hard, trust me, I’ve got this one set up in my own arena at the moment. Rhythm, adjustability and keeping the horse between your aids are all at the forefront of this exercise — it’s a classic for a reason!

Here two first ladies of eventing, Mary King and Karen O’Connor, talk us through it.

Do try this at home. Go Eventing!

Do you have an exercise to share or is there an eventer you would like to nominate for the “What’s in Your Arena?” series? Email [email protected]