The Millbry Hill Blog: Life in the Country

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Festival Favourites

Festival Favourites…our guide to what to wear this festival season Festival season is almost upon us and this year is especially exciting as Radio 1’s Big Weekend is making it’s way to Middlesbrough this weekend, putting Teesside on the map! There’s nothing not to love about festivals (ok, maybe the portaloos), with the buzzing atmosphere and care-free vibe along with live music and art everywhere you look. The UK boasts an eclectic choice of festivals to enjoy throughout the Summer; British Summertime Festival, Leeds & Reading and internationally acclaimed Glastonbury just... Read More

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Julie Lawson & The Millbry Hill Baileys Evening

Julie Lawson prepares for a busy few weeks and makes a star appearance at the Millbry Hill Baileys Evening with her Stallion…Primitive Faerie Tale! So, we are off on our annual Somerford trip with thirty members of the Cleveland hunt pony club, it is going to be a busy couple of days! Charlie (Faerlie Similar) and the two Billy’s (Faerlie Tempting) and (Jubilee V) are coming along for the ride, to cross country school ahead of Richmond horse trails in two weeks time. Owen (Primitive Faerie Tale) has been left... Read More

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Understanding Laminitis…Facts & Myths!

Know the facts and the myths surrounding Laminitis… Laminitis…the word that strikes fear into the heart of horse owners! Along with the joys of Spring and the feeling of relief when you turn your horse out for summer and wave a fond goodbye to the daily grind, comes the impending doom of spring grass. Spring grass usually means two things… your horse turns into a fire breathing dragon, with the physique of a barrel. The word ‘Laminitis’ essentially describes damage or inflammation of the sensitive tissue in the hoof, referred... Read More

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Supported Rider Cara Shardlow: Detonator Back With A Bang

Supported Rider Cara Shardlow and Detonator Back In Action! Millbry Hill Supported Rider, Cara Shardlow, is looking ahead to a promising year after her recent return to the circuit. It’s fantastic to see Cara, who was also a 2018 Supported Rider, enjoying some well earned success after months out of action. What’s more, her star horse Detonator made an impressive competition debut after a year out of competing. Detonator finally had his first trip out in over year after training with Becky Moddy at York. I can’t tell you how... Read More

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Showing Tips & Tricks From Hannah Atkinson

Supported Rider, Hannah Atkinson, shares some tricks of the trade to get you prepared for Showing season! Having competed at HOYS 23 times with 10 different ponies and gaining qualification for HOYS 2019, Hannah Atkinson is regularly sporting red ribbons. When it comes to having ponies gleaming, Hannah is the expert! Whether you’re getting ready to strut your stuff with your Equine friend in the Show Ring, or hoping to turn heads in the Parade Ring, Hannah’s Showing guide should point you in the right direction. Preparation is key… When... Read More

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Top Of The Trot Ups: Badminton Fashion

Badminton bound this year? Check out our top Trot Up outfits! One of biggest events in the UK’s Equestrian calendar; Badminton Horse Trials boasts a rich history, dating back to 1949 when the first trials took place. Since then it has become a hive of Equestrian sporting success, seeing many top competitive riders make their name in the Eventing world. Aside from the exciting action on course, Badminton fashion is something of a competitive sport itself! Although the main focus of the Trot-Up is the physical inspection of the horse,... Read More

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Jessica Burnham Eventing: Hitting The Ground Running

It’s been great start to the Eventing Season for me and my new ride Duffy and I’m delighted to be working with Millbry Hill for another year! Our first run of the Eventing season started at Great Witchingham International in sunny Norfolk. I was slightly anxious for our first event as we had only trained on grass the once but I was itching to put mine and Duffy’s fairly new partnership to the test.  Great Witchingham is a lovely traditional event, the ground was perfect and the sun shined the... Read More


A quick guide to super springtime supplements.

Spring is here! Meaning one thing for us equestrians … our horses can stay out for summer now and no mucking out. Whilst this is a really exciting time, meaning you have more time to ride and enjoy your horse – it also means it is time to start feeding supplements to ensure they are getting enough of the good stuff.


Our top picks for thoughtful Easter gifts.

With Easter fast approaching, we have selected a handful of our favourite Easter gift ideas to make it easier for you to choose a thoughtful gift for the special people in your life. Whether it’s for someone you love or your four legged friend, we have a great selection of goodies that is bound to make them feel special this Easter.

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Supported Rider: Melissa Chapman starts as she means to continue

Supported Rider Melissa Chapman enjoys an exciting start to 2019 Supported Rider Mel Chapman shares with us her 2019 story so far, and hopes that her success will continue in the months to come! The last three months have been rather good ones…and have paved the way for a very exciting start to 2019 With the weather very much on our side, we have been able to enjoy training (both at home and away) as well as being able to travel to competitions with relative ease and without worrying about... Read More