The Yorkshire Gem

Showjumping Whip Rule Change

Showjumping whip and spur rule change as of 1 January 2020 (images and rules included)


Travelling during an equine flu outbreak

Measures to consider when travelling during an equine flu outbreak

I’ve caught the tattoo bug again!

Last weekend Sam and I attended Leeds Tattoo Convention at the First Direct arena. This was my first visit to a tattoo convention and it was an inspiring experience. I have had a few tattoo ideas in mind for years... Continue Reading →

The Great Yorkshire Show 2019

Enjoy a brilliant day out at the Great Yorkshire Show!

Horse showing for a newbie

I took part in a couple of ridden shows when I was much much younger (pre-teen) and I didn't really enjoy it. I didn't like the pressure, the anxiety, the being on show (!!!) part and the rushing around to... Continue Reading →

End of an Era

I recently finished my last week working for an indoor ski slope that has been the central part of my life for almost seven years. I have worked a minimum of 45 hours a week there - always working through... Continue Reading →

Why do the roads have to be scary!?

All I ask for is mutual consideration when I am on the road with my best friend.

Fireworks and pets!

My little pudding is handling the fireworks quite well this evening! Some animals get very stressed at the noise and bright flashes and you can't exactly talk them through it. So I figured that if I act as if everything... Continue Reading →

Never stop learning

This week I have been fortunate enough to learn from two very different showjumpers during demonstrations. The first was Matt Render, a brilliant young up-and-comer who I know from Spen Valley Riding Club jumping clinics. During his demo at Middleton... Continue Reading →

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