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Pre-season confessions of an eventing addict

It’s February and the start of the eventing season is fast approaching, so: The bank account takes a double whammy and it’s only 1 pay check post-Christmas…..early in February my poor bank account had a rather tough day having paid out double whammy...

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A Definitive Guide to Horse Betting Like a Professional

Horse race betting is not a complex venture, and if you understand its dynamics, chances are that you’ve managed to beat the odds quite a few times. Not many people have had the privilege of hitting the jackpot through waging in horse racing, perhaps be...

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3 Day Camp at Balcultry

Wed 22nd, Thur 23rd and 24th Fri February.   10.30 am – 2pm. 1 day camp €35 or €90 for 3 days.   All levels welcome.  Sibling Discounts available.  Booking deposit €50 needed by Sat 18th February. Midterm Pony Camp Wed 22nd Feb to Fri 24th Pon...

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Why take up Horse Riding?

January is upon us again. It is a time for resolutions, for planning and for many it is a time for self-improvement. We hear so much in the media and from the world health organisation about the National obesity problem and about the need to help people t...

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Festival Fever is on the horizon…

As the cold of winter sets in, all of the pieces are moving and forming into the picture that will become the 2017 Cheltenham Festival in a couple of months time. The Christmas period always provides a whole bunch of insights and clues as to the likely co...

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Davina Gray – eventing addict

It’s 5.45am and as the alarm goes I can hear the wind howling and it’s pitch dark outside.  I am  fighting the urge to hit snooze, but Tyrella is in 2 weeks time and the pony needs to be exercised! Welcome to the world of an amateur eventer! So,...

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WHEN TO SAY NO?

I recently read a really good article about training young horses. The author was discussing the Importance of not ‘kicking the can down the road’ when you run into difficulties with your horse. The main theme of the article was that avoidance...

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