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Apr 30 , 2023
British Dressage National Winter Championships

A First Timer’s Inside Account by Samantha Osborne With a variety of shows and classes available for all levels of horse and rider, it is no surprise that British Dressage recently recorded an all time high in registered members. Less than a year ago, I joined British Dressage for the…

Feb 24 , 2023
Poor performance in horses

Poor performance in horses can often be interpreted as saddle fit, tack or biting issues; however there is often an underlying health condition causing resistance or behavioural problems. Horses that are described as ‘fresh’ often exhibit behavioural signs of poor performance under saddle, including: Resistance to the aids and contact, tense…

Feb 15 , 2023
Why You Should Create Social Media Videos For Your Equestrian Business

Introduction With over 3.5 billion active social media users worldwide, there’s no denying the power of social media marketing. And when it comes to creating social media videos, the equestrian industry is lagging behind. The majority of horse businesses are still relying on static images and text-based posts to promote…

Feb 09 , 2023
What does the Equestrian Business Awards Venue of the Year have to offer you in 2023?

Richmond Equestrian Centre Richmond Equestrian Centre, owned by Andrew and Abigail Turnbull, is based in an idyllic countryside location in North Yorkshire, just minutes from the A1. The reigning Equestrian Business Awards Venue of the Year has an action packed and varied calendar mapped out for the season ahead with…

Feb 08 , 2023
Everything You Need To Know About Horse Riding Schools Before You Choose One

Introduction Choosing the right horse riding school is an important decision for any rider – whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider. With so many schools to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article, we will provide you with everything you…

Feb 03 , 2023
The 25 Most Popular Horse Names (With Meanings)

Introduction Horse names can be a fun and naming a horse can be a creative process, but also difficult to come up with the perfect name. If you’re feeling stuck, then you’ve come to the right place. This list contains the 25 most popular horse names, sorted by category. Each…

Feb 01 , 2023
Introduction to British Showjumping

My journey from showing to showjumping – by Samantha Osborne After many years of 1am starts and driving hours to shows to be very out of pocket, I decided to make the transition from showing to showjumping. Doing British Showjumping was a childhood dream and I have loved every minute…

Jan 12 , 2023
Retraining a Racehorse

There are a range of racehorse rehabilitation centres, such as ‘HEROS’ (https://heroscharity.org/ ) and The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre (https://thebtrc.co.uk/ ) where you can find your perfect partner. Charities like these create loan agreements and will not sell their horses. If you wish to purchase a horse, there are various…

Nov 16 , 2022
How to become an equestrian photographer

Equestrian Life Magazine recently interviewed rising photography star Megan Higginson to gain insight in to what it takes to become an equestrian photographer. Many riders dream of an event photographer capturing the perfect winning moment in the competition ring, and some horse owners treasure precious images from individual photo shoots…