16 Apr 19

Last week on Instagram I asked if there was anything in particular that people wanted me to write a blog post about. I got a couple of good suggestions, including one saying that I should do a Q & A post, and open it up to questions. I thought that was a pretty good idea, […]

05 Apr 19
Mari Durward-Akhurst Para Dressage Rider

It’s been a busy month and wow has it flown by! I have had some really exciting news this month and a very exciting delivery. Sorry that the blog has taken a little longer than normal but from its length you can see why! I have launched my European campaign plan please have a look […]

22 Mar 19
Writing Horses

In the world of english riding, there is a lot of tack to consider putting on your horse depending on if you do jumping, hunter jumping, or dressage. Saddle Pads Saddle pads go underneath the saddle to provide cushion and to prevent rubbing on the horses back. There are many styles and colors you can […]

22 Mar 19
Murphy's Law of Riding

2019 will be my fourth year traveling to Lexington, Kentucky to watch the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (LRK3DE), formerly known as “Rolex” prior to a title sponsor change in 2017. My first trip there was overwhelming. Each day offers endless opportunities to shop, eat, watch educational demonstrations, tailgate… oh, and don’t forget about watching […]

13 Mar 19
Enter At A

Things have been pretty quiet here. Our glimpse of spring is over and for the last week we have had wet and windy conditions, which where particularly spectacular over the weekend. On my drive home from work on Friday I witnessed a young couple having a nasty crash, on a 100m stretch of road that […]

11 Mar 19
Current Show Season Updates

Results: 1st place WCE Junior Medal out of 24 on Beau van het Keyershof 2nd place $1,000 3’6″ Junior Hunter Classic out of 21 on Aiden with scores of 85 and 86 7th place $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix out of 39 on Aiden

06 Mar 19
Enter At A

The reality of my champagne lifestyle on a tap water budget is hitting home. For the last three years, following the birth of my son, I have been working around him at home, for myself with the horses. I took in sales, schooling and competition liveries and produced a few of my own to sell […]

04 Mar 19
Current Show Season Updates

Results: 4th Place ASPCA Maclay Medal Section A out of 26 on Beau van het Keyershof 8th Place $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix out of 29 on Aiden

27 Feb 19
Enter At A

So much has happened this week and it’s only Wednesday! On Monday I found out that I have been selected to become a Silvermoor brand ambassador for the coming year. For me this is so so exciting, working hand in hand with companies that I have huge respect and love for, is such an honour. […]

11 Feb 19
Enter At A

It was a tricky end to the week and subsequent weekend. As I have briefly mentioned before I have a 2yr old son. The part I’ve failed to mention so far, he is a spirited, fearless, independent, free range, wild child. Often compared to Mowgli, he is the off spring of two stubborn, determined, single […]

10 Feb 19
In Due Horse

Since Thursday the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre has been full of Equestrian sport’s top riders and horses from around the World. I was planning to go in person as it is not far from where I live in Toulouse, but then I planned to go skiing today instead. Then my car broke so I couldn’t do […]

09 Feb 19
Reitsport Portal

Vielseitigkeit in der Halle – das DEVOUCOUX Indoor Derby Beim Jumping International de Bordeaux erlebte das Publikum einen begeisternden Wettbewerb, bei dem viele weltbekannte Vielseitigkeitsreiter an den Start gingen. Es ist nach wie vor nicht die Normalität, Vielseitigkeitsreiter und ihre Pferde in einer Halle zu erleben, die Hindernisse überwinden, die man eigentlich sonst im Gelände […]

08 Feb 19
Enter At A

Enter at A, is a phrase as dressage enthusiasts, we’re pretty familiar with. It signals the start of our judged performance. We all also know the reality of getting any horse down the centre line. The time, the money, the tears. The hours and hours and weeks and years it takes us to still get […]

08 Feb 19

Bordeaux, France – February 8, 2019 – Show jumping or Eventing? No matter the discipline, Michael Jung seizes all the victories. With his 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, fisherDaily Impressed (Cartani 4 x Elcaro), the German Eventing champion took the advantage over thirty-nine of the best show jumping riders in the opening class of the Jumping International de […]

07 Feb 19
Horses in the South - A Horse Blog

The Ocala Premiere closed the books with high scores in the Hunter Prix and back to back wins in the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium. The $5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation Welcome started the week for the Open Jumper division with Bree Rosales taking the victory. She rode VOIGTSDORFS QUONSCHBOB to a blue ribbon finish with a […]