The Millbry Hill Blog: Life in the Country

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Treat Mum this Mother’s Day…spot the perfect present in our Gift Guide If you didn’t already know (shame on you), Mother’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday 31st March…but don’t panic as we’ve got you covered with a selection of gifts that are sure to put a smile on Mum’s face!

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Cara Shardlow Returns To The Circuit

‘After 9 months off, i’m back on the circuit and couldn’t be happier!’ February was a very kind month weather wise here in Whitby, which has helped hugely to get me and the horses back to competition fitness, and actually out competing for the first time in 9 months after my injury!!!   Its taking time to get my shoulder to full strength but by the middle of February it was starting to feel so much better riding and i’m now able to start schooling other peoples horses again, as well... Read More

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National Careers Week: The Grit & Glam Of Eventing

Supported Rider, James Adams, tells us about the thrills and the spills of building a career in the Equestrian world Competing at three and four star level at the likes of Bramham, Blenheim, and Burghley Horse Trials, not to mention training with some of the most knowledgable individuals that the Equestrian world has to offer; living the dream right? Agreed. However, as they say, nothing worth doing is ever easy…and there is no substitute for hard work! Many of you reading will be surprised to hear that James Adams didn’t... Read More

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In It To Win It: Belgium Showjumping Success For Annabel Shields

Annabel Shields gets off to a cracking start in 2019 at her first international show of the year   We love nothing more than sharing success stories from our Supported Riders and one of our new Supported Riders, Annabel Shields, is certainly setting the bar high (pun intended) for the season ahead. If you’ve been following our Instagram page, you’ll have tuned into Annabel’s Instagram takeover during her time in Belgium and had an insight into what goes on behind the scenes (don’t worry if you didn’t catch it, there’s... Read More

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Get The Cheltenham Look!

Heading to Cheltenham? Have a look at our outfit ideas for some seriously good inspiration!   With less than two weeks to go, the excitement is building, spirits are high, and the roar can almost be heard…it’s Cheltenham Festival time! ‘Oh sugar!!’ I hear you say…you have nothing to wear?! Fear not, your old friend Millbry Hill has your back. We’ve put together four spicy hot outfits that will have you trotting around the parade ring from dawn until dusk!   For those that thrive off smart and sleek, this... Read More

Ariat Walking Boots 22/02/2019

These Boots Are Made For Walking!

Did you know that North Yorkshire is voted one of the most beautiful places to live? This perhaps explains the above average house prices…but it also means that there are many fabulous walks to follow which many travel far to enjoy, and we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep! On National Walk Your Dog Day, Millbry Hill would like to share with you some of the best walks that are near to each of our stores. As you probably already know, we love to see your dogs in... Read More

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Catch The Cheltenham Fashion at Catterick

Millbry Hill is heading to Catterick Races ahead of one the trendiest race meetings in the racing calendar, The Cheltenham Festival. Read on to see what Emma Binnion, Sales & Marketing Manager, has to say about the day… Cheltenham festival fashion on show at Catterick Races for Countryside Day season finale! The final meeting of Catterick Racecourse’s 2018/19 National Hunt season will take place on Wednesday 6 March, Countryside Day. The gates will be open to the public from 12.20pm, with the first race due to take place at 2.20pm... Read More

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Get it right this Valentines!

Gifts for her…(and him) this Valentines! So we’ve completed Christmas, and New Year, and now we face the best celebration of all – Valentine’s Day…(or not). But, whether you’re left feeling lucky and loved, or queasy and qualmish it’s a day in the diary that you’re expected to get involved in. Right?? Is a card enough? Roses, chocolates…who knows. With one wrong move you’ve ruined the whole day! We’ve decided to help make this Valentine’s Day one step easier by hand selecting what we believe will go down like a... Read More

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Mel Chapman reflects on her success and day to day life with best horse ‘Norman’

Did you know this week was National Storytelling week? National Storytelling week is celebrated by all ages, from all areas of the world. It is the time to reflect on a past time, create a new time, and let your imagination run wild!   We caught up with one of our Supported Riders, Mel Chapman as she recalls on her success and day to day life with top horse ‘Norman’. Mel’s story… Norman (DHI Work Of Art) and I first met in December 2008 yet, despite his somewhat quirky sense... Read More

Win Schoffel Gin 25/01/2019

WIN Schöffel Ptarmigan Reserve Gin

Who would love to win this exclusive handcrafted Schöffel gin? Treat yourself to something from our Schöffel collection over £50, and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win this limited edition signature Schöffel gin! Infused with alpine botanicals found in the natural habitat of the Ptarmigan, a native grouse species found in the Highlands of Scotland, this bespoke gin was handcrafted to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Schöffel Country’s iconic Ptarmigan range af shooting coats. And this bottle of Schöffel Ptarmigan Reserve could be yours, when you spend... Read More