A belated Happy New Year! It’s that time of year when Christmas feels a distant blur, you’ve forgotten what summer feels like, and the January blues kick in!
Supported Rider, Mel Chapman, gives us the low-down on the past few months My previous blog ended just as I was abut to embark upon a trip to the BD Winter Nationals. I had qualified four young horses for the championship in April and I couldn’t have been prouder of the way they all dealt with the atmosphere and the occasion.
All the action at Bramham from our Supported Riders That’s a wrap for Bramham 2019, another year been and gone. If you didn’t make it this year, we’ve put together a summary from our Supported Riders…from Storm strutting her stuff on the Trot Up to Julie finishing in the top 25 ten years since she last competed at Bramham!
“Eventing is a game of snakes and ladders” The Eventing season is now well and truly underway and we are currently building up to Bramham next week with candy (OBOS Impressive), having done a good test bar two silly blips and a great Show Jumping performance. Under the conditions, I decided to withdraw from the Cross Country at Chatsworth due to the ground conditions. It’s a hard call when you only have one horse at the level, but my main priority is to make sure I can keep her going... Read More
Tips from our Supported Riders on smooth sailing on Show Day You’ve practiced your Dressage test so many times you’ve made yourself dizzy with circles, you can see your own reflection in your riding boots after polishing them to within an inch of your life and you’re Equine friend is as spotlessly clean as polished silver…and breathe. Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or new to the scene, if you’ve competed at any level you know the stress, overthinking and long hours of preparation that go into show day. Taking your... Read More
The Best Summer Products & Fly Repellents According To Our Supported Riders & Brand Ambassadors Year in year out Equestrians are presented with the same problem…flies! Seemingly due to a few hot Summers (which were not complaining about!), the presence of flies seems to be getting stronger each year and can be a huge irritation for horses. There are many different types of flies that can cause serious irritation for your horse, and some flies such as horse flies that often leave horses with painful bites. As well as being... Read More
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
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
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
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