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News April 9, 2020

Resources to Help with Lockdown Boredom

As the country pulls together in solidarity to help support each other through the current crisis, we see a rise of free resources to help individuals and families navigate the period of isolation.

We’ve shared some of our favourites, below, that may help provide some sources of entertainment this Bank Holiday weekend, as we all stay home and stay safe.

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News April 8, 2020

Top Tips for Protecting Your Finances During CV19

With businesses closing for prolonged periods of time, many households experiencing reductions in income and sadly many losing their jobs, taking care of the money in your pocket has become a key priority for many.

In addition to the support announced by the Government, what help, and support is available to help your bank balance survive the current health and financial crisis?

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News March 23, 2020

Business Insurance - What you need to know?

The spread of the Coronavirus has raised a number of questions regarding Business Insurance. In our new, fast changing and every evolving world, families, businesses and individuals find themselves in uncharted waters and ever increasingly difficult situations.  As such we find ourselves being asked a number of questions regarding business insurance policies.  The following article is aimed at answering some of these questions.

 

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News March 17, 2020

Working From Home - Tips & Tricks

Working from home may be a new concept for many however, being alone doesn't necessarily mean that you're on your own.  Working from home also doesn't mean productivity should drop and business should stop.  Millions of workers and businesses thrive from home working situations.

We've put together some helpful advice to help you adapt to a new home working environment.

News March 4, 2020

Juggling Work & Horses

It’s no surprise equestrians have a reputation for being crazy. The 4am alarms, the 6-hour round trip drives to go eventing, the numerous falls face first in the dirt – I guess we would all admit we are a bit mad for doing what we do! I am no exception to the rule.

News November 19, 2019

Everything Happens For A Reason

Im so sorry I've been so quiet over the past few months but I have some fantastic news.
As you will remember in my last blog I had moved to a beautiful yard called Priory Farm Equestrian near Stafford in Staffordshire and was riding a lovely horse called Lizzie.
Little did I know what was about to happen and the opportunity I was going to be given but when people said to me 'Everything happens for a reason' they couldn't of been more right!
News September 29, 2019

Freeman scores a 10 to win the 6-year-old Championship

It is an honour to sponsor one of the most popular classes at the British Dressage National Championships. Spectators filled the seating around the arena to await the final round of judging and listen to the running commentary from ride judge Philip Hess.

Judges Susanne Baarup, from Denmark, David Hunt and Philip Hess, son of the highly regarded Christoph Hess and well respected in his own right as a test rider at the Bundeschampionate.

Top honours went to the sensational Freeman, ridden by British Grand Prix rider Hannah Biggs and owned by Equine Construction’s David and Sarah Johnson, who becomes the only horse to be awarded a 10 in the final.

News September 26, 2019

Meet your new British Dressage Young Horse Champion - 5-year-old Hawtins Lirica

In sponsoring the British Dressage Young Horse Championships we have been able to follow the journey and careers of a number of incredible horses.   There are none so famous as Valegro, who graduated from the Shearwater young horse classes, or the legacy that the Mount St John stud has created.  Another name becoming synonymous with success in British breeding and producing championship winning young horses is the Hawtins Stud.

In Hawtins Duchessa won the 4-year-old final in 2015, Hawtins San Floriana was victorious at age four, five and six from 2016 to 2018.  Now it's the turn or Hawtins Lirica who won the 4-year-old title in 2018 and now claims the 2019 5-year-old championship.

News September 23, 2019

Meet the new British Dressage 4-year-old Champion for 2019

Shearwater Insurance were delighted to be able to continue their sponsorship of the British Dressage Young Horse Championships for a further year.  The young horse classes really are a highlight of the National Dressage Championships with dressage fans, breeders and riders alike flocking to the arena to listed to the comments of the ride judge in the final round of judging.

The 2019 final delivered an exciting line up of young horses, with a number of British bred horses taking centre stage.  The judging line up consisted of Susan Baarup, from Denmark, David Hunt and ride judge Philip Hess, son of the great Christoph Hess.

News September 5, 2019

Oliver Townend and Ballagmor Class join the ERA Hall of Fame

Last night saw another horse and rider inducted in the Eventing Riders Association (ERA) International Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Hall of Fame. In the relaxed atmosphere of the rider’s lounge at Burghley, competing riders gathered for the social occasion, once again supported by Shearwater Insurance.

In a change to previous years, the Eventing Riders Association (International) welcomed nominations from riders, owners and the general public for this year’s horse and rider inductees.  Taking an overwhelming majority was former world number 1 and leading British rider, Oliver Townend, with his 2017 winner Ballaghmor Class leading the nominations for the equine athletes.

 

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