What Showing Class should I enter?

I get asked this a lot when it comes to riding horse and hunter classes. The following diagram might help…..  

Things I Learned At The Festival

  Always pack suncream, shorts, an umbrella and water proofs because if it the weather is not lashing rain and baltic it will be tropical! Wearing a top hat one size too small for your head in 30 degree heat may not be the best idea… and no the hat will not stretch to fitContinue reading “Things I Learned At The Festival”

Things I Am Learning From My Horse

    When I am eating my food – do not disturb  I have simple rules in life. I don’t share food unless I don’t like it. It’s mine, all mine, especially if it includes chocolate. If you wanted chips – order chips – the calories still count when your stealing them from my plate.Continue reading “Things I Am Learning From My Horse”

Why Golfers Don’t Understand Equestrianism

My boyfriend is a golfer. I bounce home regularly from the yard with announcements telling him the likes of  ‘oh my god I jumped a MASSIVE* fence’ (*massive to me people, don’t get excited) and he will smile and say ‘ well done that’s awesome’. So yeah, he is great and supportive and puts upContinue reading “Why Golfers Don’t Understand Equestrianism”

The Reality of Grey Pony Show Preparation

Bay / Chestnut / Dun Pony Evening Before the show: – clean tack Morning of the show: – pick out feet – Groom – Put on travel gear Grey Pony The evening before the show: • Arrive at yard pleasantly surprised that pony is not quite as dirty as you expected. Pony turns around. SadlyContinue reading “The Reality of Grey Pony Show Preparation”

Common Phrases Heard at Competitions and Their Meaning

    “That fence is WAY over max height” – using the incredibly accurate measuring scale of ‘my own leg’ this fence is bordering on being a little on the big side. “I’m not competitive” – I’d eat you for a rosette “I’m REALLY not competitive” – you and the horse