Ashley Boyce on the Speed Derby horse that nobody wanted

Ashley Boyce and Lulu competing at Hickstead

Interview: Ashley Boyce on the Speed Derby Horse that nobody wanted By Phoebe Oliver Imagine purchasing a horse with immense potential, despite facing skepticism from those around you. Despite the obvious challenges, showjumper Ashley Boyce made the daring decision in December 2021 to take a chance on the mare. And where is she now? Well, she’s rapidly ascending to the pinnacle of showjumping, a feat that most can only fantasize about. In just four weeks, Ashley and her equine companion Lulu will return to the magnificent Hickstead showground, ready to…

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“My enthusiasm for the sport is still very much there!” Mary King Interview

Mary King with HorseHage and a dog sat in feed room

“My enthusiasm for the sport is still very much there!” Mary King talks to HorseHage about the season ahead, training, and her philosophy. *Sponsored Post An unwavering commitment, natural ability, patience, and years of enthusiasm are four key ingredients that have helped HorseHage ambassador, Mary King achieve outstanding success in the field of eventing. More than just a familiar face at 5* fixtures such as Badminton Horse Trials and Burghley, over the years fans have found inspiration, motivation, and deep routed respect for Mary’s training principles and equestrian philosophy.  Here…

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In the Spotlight: Nomi Bontegard, Singer and Star Stable Game Developer

Interview by Suzanne Ashton Here we interview Nomi Bontegard, one of the biggest talents behind the largest teen horse adventure video game, Star Stable. Hailing from Axvall in Sweden, Nomi Bontegard was discovered by the Star Stable Music record label, which is part of Star Stable Entertainment (which boasts over 25 million registered users across 180 countries), where she works as a 3D game artist and animator modelling, designing, and creating assets for the game. At the beginning of December 2022, Nomi performed at the Sweden International Horse Show in…

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In the spotlight: Gemma Owen

Gemma Owen

Guess what?! We’ve been lucky enough to interview international dressage rider (and the undeniably glamorous), Gemma Owen. Following her time on Love Island, we were keen to learn more about Gemma as an equestrian, away from her busy schedule as an influencer, ambassador, savvy businesswoman and daughter. As a rider at the top of her sport, we wanted to find out more about Gemma’s history in equestrianism, what she’s most proud of, her current horse Sirius Black, and what her plans are for the future (on horseback of course). First…

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Doughnuts and Olympic dreams for Falco and Tim Price

Tim Price and Falco

Doughnuts and Olympic dreams for Falco and Tim Price Written by Niki Hinman In this article equine journalist, Niki Hinman is joined by Marlborough-based eventing legend Tim Price who talks eagerly about emerging superstar, Falco. Falco is fast becoming a super star, and tipped for the Olympic team in Paris. He’s now the number one ride of Marlborough-based New Zealand event rider Tim Price. The 13-year old pocket rocket (he’s a ‘nuggety’ 16hh) certainly has diva-like tendencies to suit the big stage. He likes the occasional doughnut, and is described by…

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Harry Charles, and that winning feeling….

Harry Charles and Stardust and Londone International Horse Show

Written by Louise Parkes  He is young, talented, ambitious and has a superb string of horses. Could 22-year-old Harry Charles become only the third-ever British rider to claim the coveted Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ title when the 42nd Final gets underway in Leipzig (GER) next week? In the space of a few short years, he has rocketed to the top of the sport, but he is realistic and level-headed, perhaps not surprisingly since his father, Peter Charles, is his guiding light. Peter was riding for Ireland when he won…

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Being more Jessica (von Bredow-Werndl)

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) riding Zaire-E, third place at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020 - Aarhus (DEN) Photo Copyright © FEI/ Boe Østergaard

Being more Jessica (von Bredow-Werndl) Written by Louise Parkes With two Olympic and three European gold medals all collected over the last eight months, Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB look hot favourites to take the FEI Dressage World Cup title when the 2021/2022 Final gets underway on home ground in Leipzig (GER) in just over two weeks’ time. While driving her lorry full of horses home from CDI*** in Ornago (ITA) yesterday where she steered the ever-improving 13-year-old gelding Ferdinand BB to win both the Grand Prix…

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INTERVIEW Emily King on Bouncing Back

Emily King Interview

We were thrilled to interview Emily King who kindly found time in her very busy schedule to speak to us at Everything Horse. We chatted about big changes to her life and career and how she has coped through them. Talking about the everyday and into the future, we get to know more about the rider behind the name; Emily King! More recently, you made the move from Devon to Cheshire. Are there any differences on between the two locations for training and competing? I moved up to North Wales/Cheshire…

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Lara Butler Interview – Keeping Partnerships on Top Form

Lara Butler riding Kristjan at Keysoe CD13* 2021

This month, Lara Butler took time out go her busy schedule to chat to us here at Everything Horse. A team reserve for the Olympic games in Rio, on the European team in 2017 and for the World Equestrian Games in 2018, she has more recently seen Nation Cup success and a double Grand Prix. We discussed everything from how she keeps her horses on top form, to how she looks after herself! Hi Lara, first of all, please may you introduce yourself to our readers? I’m a dressage rider. I…

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INTERVIEW David and Louise Simpson on Collaborative Working and Training For Success

INTERVIEW David and Louise Simpson

This month we were thrilled to interview David and Louise Simpson, quizzing them all about their training and success. Revealing very different training approaches, David and Louise discuss how their riding styles benefit horse’s training, as well as their own performance in the arena. The duo also gave us an insight into training and competing together as husband and wife, as well as a young family to consider! Why were you both drawn to show jumping and at what moment did you decide that riding was the career path for…

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Amy Stovold Interview: “Training horses with kindness and in an understanding way”

Amy Stovold Interview: "Training horses with kindness and in an understanding way"

Amy Stovold Interview: “Training horses with kindness and in an understanding way” As we all return to the equestrian competition circuit, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to catch up with and interview elite dressage rider and trainer, Amy Stovold. Discussing all things training, competing and life after lockdown, Stovold gave us an insight into her principles of ‘kindness and understanding’ in everything she does with horses and clients and her future plans. Hi Amy, for our readers who may not know you, can you tell us a bit…

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Eventer Louisa Milne Home – Q & A

Louisa Milne Home riding King Eider at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2011.

Eventer Louisa Milne Home – Q & A Catch up with eventer, Louisa Milne Home in this Q & A. Louisa Milne Home is one of Scotland’s top event riders, having competed at the highest level, including Badminton and Burghley with King Eider. As King Eider hangs up his eventing colours, Louisa is concentrating on her string of promising youngsters. Here we catch up with the Robinson Animal Healthcare sponsored rider. Q. How old were you when you started riding? Mum has always had horses so I have been able…

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Isabell Werth on Heroes, Influences, Horses and Tokyo

Isabell Werth (GER)

Isabell Werth on Heroes, Influences, Horses and Friendships Magazine ⇒ Everything Horse Equestrian Journalist, Louise Parkes, continues to make the most of lockdown by speaking with sporting stars during their time at home. Here she interviews German dressage gold medalist, Isabell Werth. Nothing is worth more than our health….Isabell Werth by Louise Parkes During their long and successful career together, Germany’s Isabell Werth and Satchmo claimed team gold and individual silver at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Isabell is planning a 26th birthday party for the happily-retired Hannoverian gelding next month.…

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Feature Interview: Steve Guerdat on Heroes, Influences, Horses and Friendships

Steve Guerdat - Longines FEI world cup. Reem Acra FEI world cup

In this feature, equestrian journalist Louise Parkes interviews showjumper, Steve Guerdat, as he puts life into perspective after global sporting activities, and everyday life is put on hold while the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Article and Interview by Louise Parkes He could be forgiven for being down in the dumps right now….his chance of becoming the first-ever four-time FEI Jumping World Cup champion blown out of the water and no opportunity to chase down a second individual Olympic gold medal either this year. All sport has ground to…

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Checking in with Stephen Hayes, International Dressage Rider and Clinician

Stephen Hayes Dressage

We’ve followed international dressage rider and worldwide clinician, Stephen Hayes, for many years. From a young man born in Liverpool to the renowned coach he is today, Stephen has thoroughly immersed himself in international equestrian culture, and sport. Recently Stephen has been quite the talk after embarking on his biggest World clinic tour to date. Reaching further and wider afield each year with his Dressage clinics, Stephen also manages to juggle seasonal locations when during the winter months he competes in Wellington, Florida and during the summer he is based in…

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Rider Interview – Lara Edwards

Lara Edwards and Felix representing Great Britain.

This month we catch up with Alltech brand ambassador, Lara Edwards, where she talks about her current team of top horses, her passion for breeding and her hopes for the future, all of which she juggles with bringing up her young family. Tell us about your yard set-up and your current horse line-up. At the moment I am based at my parent’s yard which is half shared with my brother and his family and my horses. We have our own separate areas and grooms. My two top horses are, Jazzed…

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EH Interview with Piggy French

Piggy French Interview

Sweeping the country from one equestrian event to the other, Piggy French has somehow managed to slot in a quick interview with Everything Horse (EH) this week too. The fresh-faced eventing superstar stopped to talk more on her Badminton win, Vanir Kamira, competing and also took time out to answer a few questions on training too … So first Piggy, the obvious question, how are you feeling following your 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials win? It’s been fantastic. The amount of cards, messages, gifts and everything else I’ve received…

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Meet Kate Jupp, Helpline Coordinator Hilton Herbs

Kate Jupp, Hilton Herbs

Industry Interview: Kate Jupp, Helpline Coordinator Hilton Herbs As we approach the time of year where school and college leavers start to consider either further education or employment, the team at Everything Horse interviewed Kate Jupp, to give further insight into duties involved in her varied role as helpline coordinator for animal supplement manufacturer, Hilton Herbs. We’ve also been a little cheeky and added a few questions in on common problems, recommendations and top tips too! Kate Jupp Bsc Hons AMCST , who has recently took the role at Hilton Herbs, has…

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A London Parade With Some Horsey Action

Caroline Marsh, founder of All The Queen's Horses in 2015. Photo by Jo Monck

A London Parade With Some Horsey Action All The Queen’s Horses are a unique equestrian element to the annual London New Year’s Day Parade which takes to the streets on New Year’s Day to entertain the huge crowds that line the streets along the route through central London. We spoke to organiser and creator of ‘All The Queen’s Horses’, Caroline Marsh (pictured above) to ask her a few burning questions… HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE PARADE? With All The Queen’s Horses, it will be nine years…

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Meet Catie Staszak, The Multi Award Winning Equestrian Journalist

Catie Staszak Interview, Everything Horse

Meet Catie Staszak, The Multi Award Winning Equestrian Journalist Are you ready to be inspired? At the age of 26, Catie Staszak, has already become an essential part in FEI competition coverage. Renewing her contract with the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North America League, she has also become a spearhead for women in the equestrian media industry, being the only female commentator for this event. Staszak’s expertise have also seen her soar across the world, taking her hand from pen to paper, to the silver screen. We caught up…

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Interview: DR Simon Curtis – A Sound Knowledge of the Hoof

Simon Curtis interview

Interview: DR Simon Curtis – A Sound Knowledge of the Hoof What Dr Simon Curtis doesn’t know about the equine hoof, isn’t worth knowing. In addition to his contributions to farriery, he has established himself as an author by writing of four in-depth books and being published in numerous journals. Simon has also lectured and demonstrated farriery in more than 20 countries on six continents. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Cambridge and is the only farrier to have been awarded an Honorary Associate by the Royal College of…

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INTERVIEW Nina Barbour on Combining Work Commitments with Competing

Nina and AK's Culcha Candela in action at London GCT

INTERVIEW Nina Barbour on Combining Work Commitments with Competing LGCT London Success for Nina amid planning the 2018 Liverpool International Horse Show For any business professional, combining work commitments with a passion for your chosen sport and wanting to be the best you can be is never easy.  Here we talk to Nina Barbour, president and founder of both the Liverpool International Horse Show and the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show about her recent success at the Longines Global Champions Tour London.   Tell us about the two horses you took to LGCT London? I…

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5 Minutes with Colin Bramley-Robins, Judge and Chairman of British Palomino Society

British Palomino Society

5 Minutes with Colin Bramley-Robins, Judge and Chairman of British Palomino Society Do you love showing and have a Palomino horse or pony? Ever wanted to know what judges look for when you are in the ring? Here we talk to BPS Chairman and judge Colin Bramley-Robins on what he looks for in the showing world. How long have you been a judge and what made you want to become a judge? I have judged for around 30 years up to county level. I became a judge as a way…

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Italian Eventer Dan Bizzarro – Rider Interview

Dan Bizzarro, Italian Event Rider

This month we interviewed Dan Bizzarro for our website readers Born and raised in Italy, transferring to Britain to pursue his professional riding career, Dan Bizzarro is without doubt the one to watch on the eventing circuit for 2018. We were lucky enough, before the season really swings into action, to ask him a few questions on how British equestrianism differs from that in Italy, how he got on working for William Fox-Pitt and to learn a little about his current team of horses. How do you think Britains equestrian culture…

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Nina Barbour: The sky’s the limit!

Nina Barbour is one busy lady. Heralded for the outstanding success that is Bolesworth International Horse Show, while also ensuring the smooth running of the family’s 6,000 acre estate and the many businesses in the surrounding Cheshire countryside including Harthill Stud.  Read on to find out more about this fascinating, hardworking young woman as we count down to this year’s show – June 14 to 18. Bolesworth International Horse Show looks set to be bigger and better this year with the new title that encompasses a family feel supported by…

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