Donna Harrison – December Blog – The One I Have Been Waiting For

December Blog – The One I Have Been Waiting For Hello readers. Now that winter is upon us and the evenings are getting really cold, I hope that you are settling down to read this in your warm and cosy home. We’ve been advised to stay in as much as possible which will help protect ourselves from the winter elements, including COVID-19 which continues to lurk outside our front doors.  I hope your horses are all safe, well and getting used to their winter coats, should that be of the…

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Donna Harrison – August Blog – A Very Strange Month

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Donna Harrison – August Blog – A Very Strange Month Hi everyone and welcome to my August blog. With competitions now underway, as the government once again gives us a little more freedom, I hope you are taking full advantage and making the most of your horsey time? With lots to report on this month, I will keep my introduction short. Everything Horse Sponsorship Anniversary It has been one whole year since Everything Horse offered to sponsor us.  It hasn’t been the year that we were hoping for, planning or…

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Donna Harrison July Blog – Grace and Spencer Round Two

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Donna Harrison July Blog – Grace and Spencer Round Two This month Donna and Grace returned for what is now their regular coaching session with International Dressage Rider, Spencer Wilton. In this month’s blog, Donna talks preparation, homework, leg yielding and contact confusion.   Hi everyone, and welcome to my July blog. I hope that everything is going well for all of our readers?  I also hope that plans we all made for 2020 have now started to happen as lockdown continues to ease and we can get out and…

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Rider’s Blog: Donna Harrison – Young Horses

Rider’s Blog: Donna Harrison – Young Horses October 2019 I started working with young horses at the age of 18 when I decided to leave college and chase my dream of working within the industry. I was lucky that my then riding instructor was about to sign up for a fantastic sponsorship which included backing, schooling and competing in showjumping. I was offered a groom position within this sponsorship and was allowed to continue my equestrian education, which was provided at the time through Reaseheath College in Cheshire. Within my…

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Horseback Archery – Donna Harrison Blog, September

Horseback Archery - Harrison Equestrian

Horseback Archery – Donna Harrison Blog, September I recently celebrated my 40th birthday and my husband gave me the fantastic present of a one-day horseback archery course, at the Centre of Horseback Combat in Hemel Hemstead (something I have always wanted to do).  When the day of the course arrived, I approached the yard full of both excitement and apprehension.  I love a challenge (and this most definitely was one), but also strive to excel at everything I do.  I really hate the thought of failure and on this occasion,…

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Stephen Hayes – An Incredible 12 Months

Stephen Hayes

Stephen Hayes – An Incredible 12 Months What an amazing year, counting my blessings for such an incredible 12 months of support from my horses, clients, sponsors and of course friends and family, I can’t thank them all enough. The year started with an unbeatable show season in Wellington, Florida. With classes won in the 70’s in the Advanced medium, Prix St George and Inter 1 at the world class show ground of the Global dressage festival in Wellington. I came back to the UK in July to an army…

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Daisy Jackson: A Tumultuous Second Half for 2016

We had a great experience at the Equine Pathway selection day at Addington. Blackberry is wearing her Bespoke Bandages; my jacket and gloves from JS Elite Equestrian Wear; bridle and spur straps from Wolds Exclusive bling.

Daisy Jackson: A Tumultuous Second Half for 2016 What a year it has been! I have had a break from writing my column for a few months due to some tumultuous events which started to unfold in the middle of the year. Thankfully after a really difficult time things have started to settle down again so I must first apologise for my absence. Just to fill you in on the dramas; After taking on a yard full of training and full liveries at the beginning of the year I found…

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Steph Gumn: With every bad situation there comes some good…

Alvin has had to retire, devastating news before the year ends for SG Sports Horses

Steph Gumn: With every bad situation there comes some good… December has been a busy month at SG Sports Horses. Alvin my new three-year-old was diagnosed with a neurological condition which has meant he has had to retire. It’s been devastating news as I was so positive about the horses ability and was looking to keep him to produce, long term. I have also received a deposit on my three year old stallion Nemo. A very hard decision but I thought it was best to make up the lost money…

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Steph Gumn Blog July 2016

Steph Gumn and Axl, Summer 2016

Steph Gumn Blog July 2016 Steph Gumn: Six month’s into the year already! I have no idea how this has happened. It’s gone a bit different to how I imagined but, I wouldn’t change a thing so far! Axl is really getting into shows now with a couple of placings under his belt. I’m hoping if we can continue at the rate we are, he will be ready for the national four-year-olds in August. Nemo has been turned away to mature, I did give him a sneaky loose jump though…

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Steph Gumn Column May 2016 – EHUK Sponsored Rider

Steph Gumn Column, May 2016 – EHUK Sponsored Rider Progression I feel this month has been the biggest step forward this year yet! Axl (pictured left) has proved to be more talented than first expected so has secured himself a part of my team for the near future. I’ve been taking him out and about to train at local venues and low key shows and he’s been golden. I’m over the moon with him! Nemo is growing and coming along really well, he’s ready to get on now but I’m…

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A Fantastic Couple of Months – Stephen Hayes

A Fantastic Couple of Months – Stephen Hayes Well it’s been a fantastic couple of months in Florida and now I’m back in New Jersey running the barn of clients and horses up north for Olympic Rider Cesar Parra. We have such a lovely range of clients at Piaffe Performance and a small but mighty team here in New Jersey, including a talented Finnish rider, Merita Hagrén who has recently proven to have a great ability to teach as well Dominique Cassavetis another great rider here, who has been with…

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Another Busy Month – Steph Gumn

Another Busy Month – Steph Gumn It’s been another busy month! Axl started his ridden career, he’s a little quirky but settling into the job nicely. His flatwork improves each day and he’s popped a couple of fences, proving to be brave enough and careful. I’m really excited to see him grow in confidence and experience over the next month before he’s ready to go to his first show. Nemo is enjoying life as a three-year-old. He’s been lunged and long reined a few times but mostly enjoys days in…

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