The Millbry Hill Blog: Life in the Country


Katy’s Events & Tributes…

Firstly I would like to apologise for the lack of updates over the last few months, but as I will explain it’s not been easy. (Although ironic saying this whilst writing a blog) I am actually quite a private person! So lets start right at the beginning….

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Mud Fever

Mud Fever – an infection, an inflammation, or just a pain?! For many, the winter means one thing, a constant battle with mud fever…   What is Mud Fever?   Mud fever, or Pastern Dermatitis as it is properly referred to, is a combination of scabs found on the pastern and lower leg area of a horse. It can also be found on the horses back, known as rain scald, and on the belly.  It is an infection that is formed when the leg or body part is exposed to... Read More

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What to wear at the Races – National Hunt Season

  As we now find ourselves in the midst of October, there is no debate that our long hot summer has come to an end. However, it is not all doom and gloom. This change means only one thing; the start of the Jump Season. National Hunt has a monumental following, this including horse racing fans, horse racing punters, and those looking for a good day out. But, whatever the reason may be, and which ever category you fall into, one question remains the same…What to wear?’


Jessica brings eventing season to an end….

I can’t quite believe that the eventing season is almost over for 2018, where has the time and summer gone. At this point in the season I’ve sat down with Tanya, my coach to review the ponies’ performance and to set some final targets.


Hannah’s going to HOYS!

Last time I wrote we were just about to begin our manic few weeks in July of county shows, which involved many miles travelled and not much sleep, as we went from the Great Yorkshire, to the New Forest and to the Royal Welsh Show, with a few shows squeezed in between for good measure!