Donna Harrison – Equine Dentistry Visits and Clipping

Donna Harrison – An Equine Dentistry Visit and a First Time Clipping for Grace Sponsored riders blog – Donna Harrison Hello readers. I hope that you are managing to read this blog curled up safe and warm at home.  Having now moved to Wales and being quite high up I am really feeling the cold.  It seems that we are always two degrees colder than where the horses are based at the moment. I also hope that all of your horses are all safe, well and getting used to their winter…

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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 – September Blog – Hello Autumn

Donna Harrison – September Blog – Hello Autumn Happy Autumn everyone! There have been lots of changes for everyone this month with the nights noticeably drawing in and the temperature starting to drop.  I think we have all seen more rain than we have been used to over the past few months, and it doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon.  I have seen many rugs being put on during the day and others even starting to come in at night. I hope that you are all managing well with…

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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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Donna Harrison – June Blog – Grace Meets Spencer Wilton

Donna and Grace - Spencer Wilton Clinic

Grace Meets Spencer Wilton Donna Harrison – June Blog   This month Donna Harrison gives a brief snapshot and great video of her lesson with Olympic Dressage Rider, Spencer Wilton, before talking us through an equine massage session with Elite Equine Therapies’, Emma Phillips.   Things are slowly starting to ramp up again which is great news and the weather is generally being kind, however, maybe it’s a little too kind! I write this blog as temperatures reach 30 degrees. Spencer Wilton Dressage Clinic June welcomed another birthday to the…

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Donna Harrison – May Blog – Education with Harley

Donna Harrison – May Blog – Education with Harley On the whole, May has been a pretty quiet month for us.  With lockdown restrictions only being slightly relaxed we are still pretty much stuck on the yard.  I have been continuing the training with Grace and she is getting better all the time.  I have also started fitness training again with Candy as I’d given her some time off so that I could focus completely on Grace. I’ve now been put on furlough at work so I’m spending more time…

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Donna Harrison – April Blog – Fun with Grace

Donna Harrison – April Blog – Fun with Grace Riders Blog :: Everything Horse With coronavirus still very much in control of the world that we live in and the country still being on lockdown I have found, that time with the horses really does mean the world to me, getting me out of the house for much needed fresh air.  I hope that each of you also find your time with our equestrian families all the more special?  With so much uncertainty around, I feel like time grooming, riding…

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Donna Harrison – March Blog – COVID–19 Hits the UK

Harrison Equestrian - Donna Harrison riding young horse, Grace

Donna Harrison – March Blog – COVID–19 Hits the UK Rider Blog :: Everything Horse This month Donna Harrison talks coronavirus, issues and lessons learned as we all adapt to our new way of life. Coronavirus COVID-19 When the coronavirus first hit the UK back on 31st January, I don’t think any of us expected our world would change as much as it has.  For me, life carried on as normal or as much as it could due to the awful weather throughout February. Then, on Monday 23rd March Boris…

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Donna Harrison February 2020 – Grace’s Education Continues

Donna Harrison February 2020 – Grace’s Education Continues Donna Harrison Blog :: Everything Horse Hopefully, you will have already read about our first two successful outings in January so are able to follow on from our previous posts. If not, I’m currently documenting my journey with my latest horse I have the pleasure of riding, Grace. A young 7 year old, Grace is currently experiencing outings, and clinics for the first time. I’m hoping by sharing my experiences with you all, it’ll help with any similar situations you may be…

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The End of January Already! Welcome To The New Year

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The End of January Already! Welcome To The New Year Firstly I would like to say Happy New Year to all of the people that read my blog! I wish you all the best for whatever you have planned this year. If you read my December blog you will already know what I have mapped out for 2020, which I am chuffed to say that I’m already underway with! Grace Grace has already had two outings to Foxes Equestrian Centre!  After all of my worrying about her not wanting to…

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Donna Harrison – December Blog – 2019 Wrap Up

Donna Harrison, Harrison Equestrian :: Everything Horse :: Riders Blog I can’t believe that we are already at the end of 2019, this year seems to have flown by for team Harrison Equestrian!  To end the year I thought that it would be a good opportunity to reflect on 2019’s highs and lows and also share our plans for 2020. I thought that I would start with my lows so that I can end this blog on a high. My first, and no doubt biggest low came in November when…

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Donna Harrison, November Blog – Winter is Well and Truly Here

As you already know, the horrible winter weather is well and truly upon us!  Many horses have already had their first winter haircut and are wearing heavy outdoor rugs day and night.  Most are lucky enough to be tucked up in their snuggly pyjamas ready for their evening in a cosy stable too. This is not the case for our bunch though, they have the pleasure of living out 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.  The only exception for this is illness or…

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REVIEW: Aztec Diamond Black Technical Stretch Riding Leggings’

REVIEW: Diamond Black Technical Stretch Riding Leggings. Everything Horse

Aztec Diamond Black Technical Stretch Riding Leggings’ Review by Everything Horse sponsored rider Donna Harrison, Harrison Equestrian Sizes: ES (4), S (6-8), M (10-12), L (14-16), XL (16+) Colours: Navy, Burgundy, Grey, Black RRP: £40.00 I have worn the Aztec Diamond Black Technical Stretch Riding Leggings’ several times now for a variety of activities around the yard. I normally wear full seat breeches and have never thought about trying the relatively new to the scene riding leggings as, to be honest I saw them as a more youthful product 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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August 2019 Blog – Donna Harrison Introduction

Donna Harrison - Trailblazer Dressage Championship 2019. Copyright Harrison Equestrian

This month we welcome a new sponsored rider, Donna Harrison of Harrison Equestrian. Here’s Donna’s first blog where she takes time out to introduce readers to her horses, and competitive goals. Hi everyone,  my name is Donna Harrison and during my time with Everything Horse I will introduce you to my herd of horses and our journey together.  For my introduction blog I have included a picture of my current dressage competition horse Candy. Here at Harrison Equestrian, we are all excited to start this blog and to share our…

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