Equestriansport, Life, Personal

Hola.

So last week, I had a blast training is amazing surroundings. I got the chance to come along Laura to train at the Real Club De Polo De Barcelona. Such a great experience and fantastic training for both rider and horse. Because what could be better training, than train on the former Olympic 92 arena as well as the every year finals in nations cup arena. - it felt pretty damn good to ride around on that big and beautiful arena.

We arrived at the polo club on Wednesday and stayed until friday evening, which gave us three days of practicing on the arena. First day was spent with flatwork, showing the horses the arena and surroundings and both thursday and friday was spent on jumping. Thursday was lots of control riding and jumping doing lots of small jumps. The control work ended with a full jumping course, still with small jumps. Tina did great. Friday was the big jumping course/competition course training. Here the control training really pays off, and riding a bigger and full course suddenly feels much easier. especially on a tense horse like Tina. Ever since moving to Barcelona, my training with Tina has become so much more intense and focused, which makes Tina a total different horse, in such a good way. I can really feel the differences of being surrounded by professional showjumpers and people who trains to be the best and participate in all the big shows.

So in this post, I just wanted to let you know, how everything is going on here in Barcelona and show you the beautiful surroundings at the Real Club De Polo De Barcelona.

Love

Sophie

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Hola.

I sidste uge, var jeg så heldig at træne i fantastiske omgivelser. Jeg var så heldig at komme med Laura og hendes team til Real Club De Polo i Barcelona. En kæmpe oplevelse og super træning for både hest og rytter. For hvad kunne umuligt blive bedre træning end træning på den tidligere OL år 92 arena og den nuværende nations cup finale arena. - En fantastisk følelse at ride rundt på en kæmpe arena.

Vi ankom på polo clubben onsdag i sidste uge og overnattede frem til fredag. Dette gav os hele tre træningsdage på den smukke arena. Første dag, blev brugt på dressur arbejde, få hestene afslappet og sikre på banen. Banen er kæmpe stor og især for de unge samt urutineret heste, er en bane som denne lidt af en mundfuld og det kræver en smule tilvænning før den fulde afslappethed opnåes. Banen giver også rigtig god mulighed for at opnå en god og stor grund gallop, som til tider kan være lidt en udfordring på mindre træningsbaner. Torsdag bestod af en masse kontrolleret arbejde samt springning af små spring samt bane. Det kontrolleret arbejde gik ud på flere parader efter spring/linjer, en masse ligeudretning, helt ud i alle hjørner, volter, gentagelser osv. altsammen til fordel for fredagens arbejde, som bestod af større konkurrencebane træning. Her blev der trænet, som var vi til stævne. En fuld bane på 12 spring med trekombination, dobbeltspring, fuld og alt hvad en rigtig stævnebane burde kunne indeholde.

Alt træningen har super effekt på en tændt hest som Tina. Jeg kan virkelig mærke en markant forskel på måden hvorpå Tina reagerer på træningen her i Barcelona. Hun gør konstante forbedringer og jeg er så beæret og glad for at være tilknyttet en professionel springstald som Laura Roquet og hendes team. Her er der konstant fokus på at blive en bedre springrytter, få uddannet bedre og bedre heste og hele tiden med de helt store stævner for øje.

Så med dette indlæg, ville jeg blot give jer læsere et indblik i hvordan det står til her i det spanske og herudover vise jer de smukke omgivelser på Real Club De Polo De Barcelona.

Love

Sophie

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Equestriansport

Hej Bloggen.

Jeg håber at i alle har det godt og nyder sommeren hvadenten i befinder jer i syden eller lidt småkolde Danmark.

Som det har fremgået på min Instagram(Schwarckequestrian), så har jeg været i syv sind omkring min hest Tina's helbred. Hun har i den sidste måneds tid, gennemgået et længere sygdomsforløb med tilbagevendende næseblod. Dette førte i første omgang til, at vi fik hestehospitalet Højgård ud for at tjekke hende og lave endoskopi(kikkertundersøgelse) på hende. Hele undersøgelsen, endte ud med konklusionen: luftvejsinfektion, og der blev hertil udskrevet penicillin i form af antibiotika for at helbrede hende. Tina var på kuren i knap 2 uger, med penicillin 2 x dagligt. Herefter gik træningen lige så stille igang igen, idet man formodede at Tina nu har helbredt og rask. Dog viste det sig hurtigt ved den genoptagne træning og ridning, at Tina stadig blødte fra næsen. Dette kunne forekomme 1-3 gange ugentligt og i differentieret mængder. Blodet kom altid fra hende højre næsebor. Dette gjorde at vi i min familie, var yderst bekymret og samtidig frustreret over ikke at vide, hvad vores højtelskede hest igennem snart 9 år, fejlede. Kunne det være et sprængt blodkar, en svulst, svampeinfektion etc.

Vi endte med beslutningen om at køre hende på hesteklinikken og hospitalet Højgård, for at få hende tjekket fra top til tå af specialister på stedet. Tina blev undersøgt i 2 timer, hvor man startede med at longere hende, få pulsen op og muligvis fremprovokere næseblodet og dermed få en nærmere indikation om hvorfra blodet kommer og hvorfor det opstår. Dette var desværre ikke muligt, og man fortsatte undersøgelsen af hesten i bedøvet tilstand, hvor vi startede med endnu en endoskopi og denne gang en mere avanceret undersøgelse, hvor også alle luftposerne tilses.

Hele undersøgelsen vidste sig at være rigtig positiv, idet Tina intet alvorligt fejler. Hendes næseblod er opstået grundet et bristet/sprængt blodkar og sarte slimhinder, grundet hendes luftvejsinfektion, som hun blev behandlet for første gang Højgård tilså hende. Der blev tjekket op på infektionen, som nu er væk og konklusionen blev at Tina har været meget mærket i sit svælg af selve infektionen, hvilket har medført et sprængt blodkar, som har forårsaget næseblod, og et sprængt kar og samtidig sarte/svage slimhinder betyder at helingsprocessen er en længere periode. Højgård anbefalede at hun min. fik 3 uger med fri og hygge for at imødegå den bedste helingsproces.

Dette er nu planen og i perfekt sammenhæng med hendes flytning til Barcelona, idet hele tilvænningsperioden også vil tage tid for en ældre hest som Tina, som aldrig har været vant til andet end Danmark og disse temperature.

Jeg er ovenud lykkelig for at min hest og bedste ven igennem så mange år, stadig er sund og rask, og som dyrlægen sagde; stadig har mange gode og friske år endnu :-)

Love

Sophie

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Hi sweeties.

So yesterday Tina and my family visited the veterinary clinic Højgaard in Aarhus, Denmark. We visited the clinic to get a further check and more advance endoscopy of Tina. to get to the bottom of why Tina is having her nosebleeds. Tina got her first endoscopy about a month ago, because of the first time bleedings we experienced. During the exam, the doctors didn't find the exact reason why Tina was experiencing nosebleed. They only find, that she was having a bad airway infection which she was treated for with antibiotics for almost two weeks, two times a day. And after that it was recommended that Tina had a few days rest before bringing up the training again.

Everything was kept exactly the way the doctor had pre scripted and after a few days rest, we started the training again slowly. Unfortunately Tina kept having her nosebleed every now and then and the training was soon put on hold again. I felt like i couldn't ride her without her having nosebleed, and it didn't matter if i rode her in hard training or just rode her in relaxed warm up.

I felt helpless, frustrated and terrible concerned about my beloved horse and best friend. what could be wrong with her, what if she is never going back to be a competitive showjumper again,- all bad and sad thoughts flew through my head...

This concerned state of mind, resulted in me taking her to the veterinary clinic Højgård once again. I wanted a further and more advance exam of my horse. I needed them to check everything on her and find the reason why she has nosebleed. The whole exam was finished after two hours examination, and the result was luckily and happily positive. Tina is in the clear. She is complete healthy and the reason why she was bleeding for her nose every know and then is because of a weak vein in her nose, which has happened and appeared because of her earlier airway infection. It all makes perfect sense now and she will just need a few weeks of recovery.

I'm so happy and blessed to have a healthy and functioning horse like Tina. she means the world to me! Now we're more than ready for going and moving to Barcelona on Saturday. I'm so excited and happy!

Love

Sophie

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Fashion, Life, Personal, Travel

Jumpsuit: Zara / Loafers: Bershka / Bag: Gucci / Sunglasses: Pieces

Hi sweeties.

I just realized, that we have been shooting so many pics of me wearing a black jumpsuit, during our days in Marbella. So I thought why not tell you guys where I got the jumpsuit. Because it quite cute and sexy at the same time. Works perfect for both going out put together with a pair of heels and perfect for a relaxed summer day put together with sandals, loafers, sneakers or whatever you prefer and like.

I bought the jumpsuit in Zara when we were in France last time, during Le Mans. You can find the Jumpsuit right here and the Jumpsuit is also available in red, which would look amazing together with summer tanned skin.

Right now I'm sitting at my mother in law's house. A and I have borrowed her house, as she is on vacation and our apartment is completely packed down. I spent the entire day yesterday to pack and finish everything in the apartment before we're leaving in not so many days now. Im so excited and can't wait to live in Barcelona. I love that city.

Love

Sophie

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Hi le blog!
Yesterday A and I met up with Lea and Thomas. Thomas is A's little brother, and what's better than to meet up with friends and family when you're on vacation. We had such a nice time strolling around Puerto Banus and Marbella. Started the day with visiting a local market where you could find everything from antique paintings, interior and sculptures to fake FC Barcelona suits and Valentino heels. I ended up with two FC Barca suits for my nephews, 20euro is cheap and who cares if they are fake, just don't tell them 😅
Later on we ended with a few sangrias, lots of laughter and just having a good time in the sun.
The day was ended with a dinner in Marbella and a long taxi drive home afterwards. Mijas is pretty far away from Marbella when you have been walking around the whole day.

Right now A and I are sitting in the KLM lounge in Amsterdam waiting for our flight to Aalborg. Last flight before the moving to Barcelona flight! I'm so crazy excited.

Love
Sophie

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