Supported Riders

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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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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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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

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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

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Tanya Buckingham begins her 2019 Eventing Season!

After a long winter of training, building up fitness and actually enjoying the freakish weather we are finally back out eventing and it’s blinking brilliant! You forget how exciting it is to gallop around a cross country course after a long off season! I have to say that for once we haven’t had a winter of slogging from one indoor to another, standing around in the freezing cold waiting to jump a class of BS, and then waiting hours to jump another horse!  The crazy British weather this winter meant... Read More

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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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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