“A tale of two Sammys”

I headed up to Coilog this morning and left the horses at home in the field (rather nice of me I thought instead of them standing in the box ) while I helped out with the running of the show. Id planned to pop back and pick the horses up. I got a text fromContinue reading ““A tale of two Sammys””

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Photoshoot with Equieire

Well, Saturday was a little bit different!! My friends and I took part in an amazing photoshoot with local Irish Equestrian business Equieire I cannot WAIT to see the photos by the fabulous Caroline from Ascent Media. Sammy was in his element posing with everyone where as Oisin and I changed dressage for showjumping forContinue reading “Photoshoot with Equieire”

Getting There

Oisin on Sunday I love that Louise O’Brien Equestrian Photography takes so many shots as it’s a learning experience for riders and there’s always one you love. There’s so many photos where I could pick myself apart as I’ve so much to work on and practice (honestly sometimes I wish I could wear L plates!)Continue reading “Getting There”

The Rise of the Equestriennes

“The rise of the Equestriennes” #wearenotdoneyet

#iamnotdone

A wrote a post for the Grassroots gazette this week. It centered around the fact that in my opinion we have way too many melancholic posts doing the rounds on social media about being “done” and about being tired of pretending to enjoy competing. My issue was the insinuation that professional riders resent these amateursContinue reading “#iamnotdone”

Cleaning out an equestrian jeep.

I cleaned out my jeep last weekend. 😱 Yes you heard that correctly and no I haven’t gone insane. I had to fit two humans, a dog and enough stuff for 3 days into it so it was inevitable. 👱‍♂️👱‍♀️🐶 If you haven’t cleaned your horsey vehicle out for a while I’d highly recommend itContinue reading “Cleaning out an equestrian jeep.”

Equestrian Clothing Manufacturers – We need to talk!

Equestrian clothing manufacturers – we need to talk! I have questions… I’m all for innovation in product but there’s also a need to know your market. Lately I’ve seen a wealth of new items in stores that I can only describe as a climate mismatch. My current favourite is the riding leggings with knee ventilationContinue reading “Equestrian Clothing Manufacturers – We need to talk!”

Things Instructors and Coaches Say

There was a post the other week on the “sh*teventersunite” page about phrases commonly used by instructors / coaches. Now while I have a few phrases of my own (mainly about elbows and clicking), it got me thinking of some of my favourite phrases I have heard screamed at me while on a horse. 🦄“YouContinue reading “Things Instructors and Coaches Say”

Things I am not emotionally equipped to deal with in the equestrian world – competition edition

If you know me, you will know that there are certain things my brain just cant process. Its me not you – I know this This is tongue in cheek and not intended to cause offense but sure it probably will anyway #sorryKaren White fly veils *side note, people who call them bonnets, please stopContinue reading “Things I am not emotionally equipped to deal with in the equestrian world – competition edition”