Eventing Adventures – Torrential Tattersalls!

So this weekend was really one of ups and downs. On Friday Merlot 🍷🐴left for her new home in the UK. Thanks to everyone who asked if I was ok – I am as sometimes you have to make tough decisions but when its for the right reason it’s the right decision. She has gone toContinue reading “Eventing Adventures – Torrential Tattersalls!”

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A Shopaholics Guide to Shopping at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show

1. Don’t drag your purchases around with you. I didn’t know for years that there is actually a cloak room area in the main hall where you can leave your purchases and collect them when you are leaving, all for a small fee. For years I was the plank walking around, wide as I am highContinue reading “A Shopaholics Guide to Shopping at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show”

Marvelous Sights at Mount Juliet

This time last year, a friend and I were keen for an adventure on horseback so we headed down to Mount Juliet Estate in Thomastown in Co. Kilkenny for a cross country ride out. I had been to Mount Juliet before for a side saddle hack organised by the side saddle association and I wasContinue reading “Marvelous Sights at Mount Juliet”

Ultimate Dressage Experience Lives Up To It’s Name

My Christmas present to myself this year was a trip to the Ultimate Dressage Experience. This equestrian pursuit is the brainchild of dressage rider Sandra Blake Farrell and is based at Dollanstown in Kilcock Co. Kildare. The Ultimate Dressage Experience invites riders to have a lesson on a school master dressage horse and enjoy theContinue reading “Ultimate Dressage Experience Lives Up To It’s Name”

RDS Dublin Horse Show – Things To Look Out For

A teenager that looks like a Spooks or Kingsland stall threw up on them.   A child with a face plastered in chocolate or ice cream.   A child crying because they want ice cream.   A pony with a cracking jump.   A child jumping higher on a 12.2 pony than you would everContinue reading “RDS Dublin Horse Show – Things To Look Out For”

Enjoying Cross Country and Home Cooked Cuisine at Crossogue

Ever thought ‘no one ever wins those competitions on Facebook’? I used to think that too. I was wrong. People win – I won! Most recently I won a fantastic prize of a two day trip to Crossogue Equestrian near Thurles in Co. Tipperary in Ireland. My trip included two nights stay, meals and fourContinue reading “Enjoying Cross Country and Home Cooked Cuisine at Crossogue”

Paddys Day At Abbeyfield

It was Paddys Day, it was not p*ssing rain, I was off work. There was only one thing for it, road trip time. Given the proximity of Abbeyfield Farm to the yard it was the perfect place to go for some cross country schooling. I’d been at the yard before but only while hunting soContinue reading “Paddys Day At Abbeyfield”

An Adverse Weather Cross Country Adventure At Grange Farm

  It was one in the afternoon on a weekend in January. After three hours standing I felt like I was on a boat. The wind rocked me from side to side and the rain battered my back. The water had begun to seep through the seams of my hard working coat and my waxContinue reading “An Adverse Weather Cross Country Adventure At Grange Farm”

A Little Adventure To Lullymore

When a new facility opens up practically on your doorstep I figure it would be madness not to call over for a visit. So, with that in mind, we set off last week for an adventure to the newly opened Lullymore Equestrian Centre where the main attraction was the large all weather outdoor cross countryContinue reading “A Little Adventure To Lullymore”