Katie Jerram Supports Essex Bridleways
Jul31

Katie Jerram Supports Essex Bridleways

Showing star Katie Jerram has become a Patron of Essex Bridleways Association. One of the country’s leading show producers, Katie and her family are staunch supporters of public rights of way having cleared overgrown byways and footpaths since moving to their Essex farm some 50 years ago. Katie, who lists HM The Queen among her owners, had no hesitation in taking on the role, saying: “I am delighted to help EBA raise awareness of the...

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Sisters to ride across Mongolia to celebrate the life of Polly de Blank 
Jul23

Sisters to ride across Mongolia to celebrate the life of Polly de Blank 

Martha Sitwell and Clementine de Blank Chappell will embark on a 500 mile ride across Mongolia, on horseback, to celebrate the life of their eldest sister Polly who took her life in July 2013. They begin their journey on 1 August in aid of Mind, the mental health charity, and Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund, the human rights charity. Lady Sitwell hopes to ride side saddle on this once in a lifetime trip sitting aside, rather than...

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Five Minutes with… Georgina Hunt 
Jul16

Five Minutes with… Georgina Hunt 

Carriage driver Georgina Hunt, competes a handsome team of KWPN geldings  Q – What did your mentors teach you? A – My parents have been amazingly supportive over a long competitive career. They instilled the competitive spirit from a young age, and always encouraged me to keep plugging away at improving myself. Q – If you could change one thing about the sport of driving, what would it be?  A – Its profile. I...

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Five Minutes With…. Victoria Bax
Jul13

Five Minutes With…. Victoria Bax

Victoria Bax from VB Eventing competes at CIC2*/Intermediate level, and is most well-known for retraining ex-racehorses and successfully competing them on the BE and BD. She is widely respected for the obvious partnerships she builds with her horses, which she jokes is easier than building human partnerships! Equiads asked what first made Victoria interested in horse riding. “When I was about three years old, my grandma thought it...

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Classical Riding part four – Shoulder-in – The aids
Jul11

Classical Riding part four – Shoulder-in – The aids

As described previously in this series, shoulder-in is a very important exercise which, since its inception in 1700’s has revolutionised the way in which we train our horses to become more supple, strong in the hindquarters and especially to become more flexible in all the joints in the hind limbs. It teaches the horse to take weight back onto the haunches, frees up the shoulders and is the gateway to true collection. Collection can...

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