My Visit to The National Stud of Vendée

This is the second stud that I visited on my summer travels this year in France. It is situated in the centre of La Roche Sur Yon, roughly an hour away from La Rochelle. Built in 1665 by Napoleon to breed horses for the military, Le Haras de la Vendée is now used for cultural…

7 Celebrities you didn’t know could ride!

Ok so my one of my guilty pleasures is reading celebrity gossip magazines. I just love reading about the lives of the rich & famous and if they have horses it’s even better! Here are 10 celebrities you may not know can ride… 1) Madonna. When Madonna was living in the U.K whilst married to…

Go Team Hobby!

***Incase you missed it! This was my first post on the blog. I recently sent it to Emily King & she responded saying it was a lovely article!! I was so chuffed! *** So a new modern era has begun in eventing in the form of crowdfunding. This is a modern way of funding your…

The In Due Horse Christmas Gift Guide

Or AKA Louise’s wish list! With Christmas rapidly approaching, here are the list of things that have caught my eye as presents that I think any equestrian would like. Since entering the world of equestrian blogging I have discovered so many new companies that just seem to be offering really cool stuff. Here is my…

10 Facts About The Queen and Her Horses

After seeing that the Queen is still riding at the age of 92, I thought I would write about her and her horses this week and once I started researching I found out all sorts of interesting things that I feel like I should share with everyone! 1) Queen Elizabeth II has been riding since…

Cross-country Day at Pau

Pau proved to be last but certainly not least, as the final CCI **** event of the season took place in the South of France last weekend. There were a strong contingent of British riders that stepped up to represent but it was a young French rider Thibault Fournier, who took the title. Competing at…

My Horsey Adventure So Far. Blogtober Day 28

The subject for Blogtober today is What was your first horse experience? Well, I am from a non horsey family and started riding when I was 5 years old. When I started riding once a week at a local riding school. From the beginning I think it’s fair to say I was obsessed! As a…

My Top Tips For a New Horse Owner. Blogtober Day 26.

I remember the day I got my first pony was one of the happiest of my life. But then the sudden realisation hit me. I am completely responsible for this creature and I suddenly felt like I had no idea what I was doing! Don’t worry things fell into place pretty quickly but I learnt…

Who Run the World? Girls! Blogtober Day: 22

It’s Monday again! But fear not as I am here to motivate you! For Blogtober today it’s our challenge to write something inspiring or motivational to others. So I have chosen to write about the women in the horse world that inspire me. Because Beyoncé said it best – Who run the world? Girls! Simone…