Tag Archives: riding

Stay safe when you ride!

Whenever you ride, it’s important to do everything you can to stay safe and avoid accidents. You might be making simple mistakes that could jeopardise your safety in the saddle. But don’t fret: we’re kicking off the year with 5 safety reminders. 1. Drink enough water This is advice that usually goes in one ear and out the other. If ...

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Victoria Scott’s journey to Bramham

In the October issue of HQ, we introduced readers to Victoria Scott, a South African rider who moved to France to immerse herself in the eventing scene. This month Vicky shares more of her experiences to give a taste of the world of international equestrianism. Going to Bramham My journey to Bramham started many months before the event itself – ...

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Bye Day Sunday update

Opening Meet Sunday 29th November The hunt will gather in the ICB Bowl. You should be mounted and present at about 7:30 am. The traditional stirrup cup will be served and the Field Master will give a speech and collect cap fee. There will be a number of different riding groups that you can join – the difference in these groups ...

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Pony camp at Penndragon Equestrian Centre

A Pony Camp was held at Penndragon Equestrian Centre over the weekend of 20-22 November 2015, by kind permission of Sean and Belinda Irish. They were helped by Joan Ryan, Angela Tilney and Tammy Bradford throughout the weekend. It was extremely well supported. In total there were forty-two excited children at the pony camp with thirty-six sleeping over the whole weekend. ...

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Bye Day Sunday

The little bit of rain and the cooler conditions will help for this Sunday’s Bye Day. We will leave from the kennels on ICB at 8.00am for a line or two and then head towards Inanda Fields. The purpose of a Bye Day is to focus the hounds on hunting again after the winter rest and to introduce the young ...

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Is bitless better?

The most glaring difference between bitless riding and traditional riding is, of course, the lack of a bit. Recently bitless riding has grown in popularity among knowledgeable, competitive equestrians. The origins of bitless riding trace back to when man first started riding horses. The need for a mouthpiece was only seen when the first riders decided that they needed to ...

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