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”

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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”

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!”

Constructive Feedback Vs Criticism

Just something that I wanted to share. Inspired by a conversation with a friend where we realised that we had experienced some great coaches before but also some that had good intentions but lacked the ability to understand the riders current state, couldn’t aim towards goals and ended up being critical rather than helpful. ItContinue reading “Constructive Feedback Vs Criticism”

Dressage – “Don’t Fear to Volunteer”

When we sign up to join Leinster Dressage (or any region of Dressage Ireland), one of the criteria is that wee volunteer to help at regional or national shows. For those of us who volunteer regularly or who have organised and run shows, this is second nature to us and the roles are familiar butContinue reading “Dressage – “Don’t Fear to Volunteer””

#letthemride This Is Why It Matters

You might be wondering why many of us Irish horsey folk have been sharing the #letthemride hashtag, posts and articles. So, I just thought it might be worth explaining why this is. A few years ago a group of four female riders qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Due to circumstances this original team cannot go.Continue reading “#letthemride This Is Why It Matters”

Product Review – The VIP Pad

The VIP Pad was one of those products I had heard a lot of good reviews about but was still cautious about purchasing simply due to the price tag. At £130 the Very Important Pad isn’t cheap so it was an investment. The appeal of the pad for me is very simple – while theContinue reading “Product Review – The VIP Pad”

Thoughts Horse People have when watching Tiger King

$2000 for a tiger, That sounds… very reasonable. Are we talking about getting a good tiger for that price or more like a ‘project’ tiger that is more likely to try and kill you? Look at these crazy people involved with big strong animals who can or will try to kill you. That sounds prettyContinue reading “Thoughts Horse People have when watching Tiger King”