The Millbry Hill Blog: Life in the Country


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

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“What a Rollercoaster!” – Faye Stephenson

As most of us know life with horses has many ups and downs and I am always amazed by how many ups and downs us horse owners can actually have… When I got asked if I would like to join the Millbry Hill team as a supported rider I was obviously elated.  Although I have a few horses (hoping that my other half Steve doesn’t realise just how many bays we actually own), I am still very much an amateur rider so it was great to be asked to be... Read More

Fireworks and your Animals – A guide to keeping your pet safe and happy 06/10/2017

Fireworks and your Animals – A guide to keeping your pet safe and happy

Bonfire night can be a stressful time for our pets. It is estimated that around 45% of dogs in the UK show signs of fear of fireworks. Animals have very acute hearing, and the loud bangs and whistles can even cause them actual pain in their ears. However there are things we can do as owners to help limit the fear and anxiety our animals may feel over this stressful time of year.