November Equestrian Blog Hop: Ambition

I have many short comings but lack of ambition isn’t one of them! I knew I was ambitious from an early age -if I was going to do the Nativity, then I wanted to be Mary. And in horses it was no different, from the moment I sat on one, I was planning my show for the Supreme in the main ring at Hickstead.  The last few years have been tough and knocked me back, […]

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Ascot Races – Prince’s Countryside Fund Amateur Charity Race

I come from a racing family – my grandfather was a racehorse trainer, my dad a jockey, my aunt a champion lady jockey… However, apart from the occasional visit, I am not as involved in racing as you may expect. After taking Joey to his first race meet on Friday though, I fear the bug may have skipped my generation and hit him. He loved it. We did have a really great day supporting Southerly […]

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Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner

I knew eating chicken for supper the night the Equine Blog Awards were announced was a good decision! I think I am still in a state of shock from seeing the tweet which said “Rising Star 2017 is How Very Horsey”. It genuinely means so much to me. I don’t have as big a following as some of the other finalists but so many people voted and cheered me on, it was really special. Plus […]

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October Equestrian Blog Hop – Halloween: Finding the fun

This month’s Equestrian Blog hop is all about Halloween, yard traditions, All Saints Day celebrations with horses and yard friends. But the truth is, I am not a big fan of Halloween. Growing up, my Gran was so truly English that she saw Halloween as something “very American” so not for us – saying “cute” was also frowned upon.  Also, being on the top floor of flats means trick or treaters frankly didn’t bother with […]

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Movie night anyone?

Ophelia and Brian have kick started my annual desire to hibernate. The heating is back on , the wooly pjs are back out and the wood burner had its first fire last night. With that comes the need of movie nights and so I was chuffed when the team from The Horses Mad Network got in touch with this list of Horse movies for some inspiration for tonight’s viewing…. 5 of the Best Rated 21st […]

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Top 12 Equestrian Blogger of the Year announced – I’m in shock

I love a great bit of poetry and a personal favourite is “If” by Rudyard Kipling. This evening, I though of this line : “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same.” And I realised….. I really can’t.  Tonight, I found out that I have made the top 12 for the Equine Blog Awards and after sitting in shock for a moment, I ran around the kitchen […]

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Cuddy Working Hunter at HOYS 2017 – roundup

I love The Horse of the Year Show and the Cuddy Working Hunter final is my absolute favourite class. I thought I would get a quick roundup out tonight for any avid fans – I know I have previously been stuck at work and searching the Internet for news. I will do a proper HOYS report soon. I really enjoyed walking the course with Sarah Green from Cheshire Show Services. I made this video so you […]

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Why did you start blogging? September Equestrian Blog Hop

I was excited to hear of a new venture called Equestrian Blog Hop. An idea that bloggers unite to write about a particular topic each month so readers can “hop” around and read different blogs talking on the same topic. I am always interested to join forces as a writer and am also excited to explore the other blogs too and hopefully adventure into some topics I may not have written about! Topic one for […]

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Cherif Championships 2017

I was so honoured when I was asked to judge at this year’s Cherif Championships at Addington on 13th September. A memorable date as its Joey’s birthday – but, figuring that he is only 2, he isn’t particularly adept at reading calendars and isn’t totally knowledgable about birthdays, I thought he wouldn’t mind if I accepted.  However, there was a tinge of sadness over the show as it would be the last one. I have […]

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My Burghley winner – a story of generosity

I have absolutely loved The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. I have loved the horses, the riders, the fashion (see previous blog where I got weirdly into fashion!), the incredible course and I have loved the coverage. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to the event but have so enjoyed the various coverage – particularly the different TV interviews, call it research on my mission to be the next Claire Balding! The story that hit me […]

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