The next trip was following the 2005 Bartercard International conference in Phuket, Thailand. She went on to work in Cyprus for three weeks and managed to visit the hospital and naval base where she was born and the house where they lived for eight months.
Travelling on to England, Vanessa spent several weeks talking to eventing people about Team ESB. She visited Braham Horse Trials and the
Twinwood arena before flying out to Virginia, USA. Here she was based with Wash Bishop (past Olympic selector for the US) for two weeks and visited Phillip Dutton, Mara Dean, Jim Wofford and Karen O’Connor.