The Millbry Hill Blog: Life in the Country


A Positive Month for Cara Shardlow

November was a really positive month. Detonator had some really good training sessions at home and with Becky Moody, we are working hard and he is really feeling good. The one time changes are feeling more secure now. Becky even said we are nearly ready for Grand Prix. This is my ambition, to train a horse of my own from being broken up the the highest level in dressage, and to know it’s within touching distance is just so exciting!!


Made in Yorkshire – Meet our Local Artists & Designers

At Millbry Hill we are proud to support our local artists and designers, stocking a range of locally produced gifts and accessories in all our stores. To celebrate our local talent, we’d like to introduce you to some of our favourite local craftspeople. Their artworks and creations are stocked in store and online, so don’t forget, if you are looking for that special gift we are sure to have the perfect present!


Cara Shardlow’s October Update

It was lovely to get back out competing again in October. Detonator went to do his fourth Inter 2 at Manor Grange Area Festival Semi-Finals, which we had qualified for back in August. All we had to do was win and get over 63%. We had achieved this score two out of the three times we had done the test and he was been much more consistent in training, so I actually thought it was an achievable goal. It was really handed to us on a plate as I was... Read More

Barbour Gift Ideas 15/11/2017

Twelve of the Best Barbour Stocking Fillers

With Christmas fast approaching, we’ve selected twelve of the very best gift ideas and stocking fillers from Barbour. With a classic country style, the iconic lifestyle brand is sure to be a winner with your loved ones. The collection offers everything from manicure sets to washbags, tablet covers to tartan scarfs – and of course the obligatory pair of socks! So if you are still struggling to find the perfect gift, take a look below…


The Highs and the Lows of Life at Team Chapman Equestrian

I really love the months of August and September; they are so different. August brings the joys of Summer, the grass is green (so we have very happy horses) and, on a personal note, I get to celebrate my birthday. September is transient… but often has an ambient feel to it as the days grow a little bit shorter and Autumn starts to kick in.

Labrador Gift Ideas 14/11/2017
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5 Gift Ideas for Labrador Lovers

Labradors are the nation’s favourite dog breed, and if you – or someone you love – loves this beautiful breed too, we have the perfect Labrador gift ideas this Christmas. Our home and gift range includes gorgeous and unique designs from both well recognised designers and some of our talented local artists too. We’ve selected our top five Labrador inspired gifts to get your Christmas gift search off to a great start.


9 Novel Gift Ideas for Horse Lovers

Struggling to find the perfect gift for that horse-mad person in your life? Well you have come to the right place! At Millbry Hill we stock a fantastic range of unique equestrian inspired gifts and homewares that are sure to bring a smile to their face this Christmas. Below, we have hand picked our favourite items from the season’s collection:

Festive Home 06/11/2017

Five Fabulously Festive Homewares

The nights have drawn in and the festive season is fast approaching! And with the chill of the outdoors, there is nothing better returning to a cosy home. So to help add an extra touch of country charm to your decor, we’ve hand-picked our favourite of this season’s festive homewares. These delightful country inspired home accessories are ideal to bring the charm of British countryside indoors, and make ideal gift ideas too.

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Dublin Ladies Cool It Gel Riding Tights

Dublin Ladies Cool It Gel Riding Tights At Millbry Hill, we think that the best way to recommend a product is to ‘Try it & Test it’ for you, so we can give you a real experience.  Therefore, who better than to put the products through their paces than our Supported Riders.  With thanks to the kind support of Weatherbeeta  we’ve got the latest reviews from their award winning Dublin Ladies Cool It Gel Riding Tights… Faye says… “At first I was a bit apprehensive as I wasn’t sure they would be... Read More