Daniel Bates - Summerhouse
News February 20, 2019

Daniel Bates - My First Affiliated Dressage

Hi Everyone 

I cant quite believe it has been 12 months since I came runner up in Shearwater's Search for a Star competition and what a 12 months it has been with me changing trainers, changing yards, moving two horses, changing horses and becoming a full time dressage rider. It has been a whirlwind and I'm glad Shearwater has been with me along the way.

Team GBR Student Riders
News February 6, 2019

Sophie Hall – 2019 let’s go! New Year, New Goals

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and had fun bringing in the New Year with family, friends and of course, most importantly, our four-legged equine friends! Shamefully I did not manage to complete any admirable dry/vegan/health-kick January but I am feeling inspired and motivated to make 2019 a great year with lots of new goals for the boys.

Daniel Bates 2019
News January 11, 2019

2019 I am Ready For You!

Happy New Year Everyone
Well its 2019 and I've made it! This time last year I did wonder if I would still be riding at all but with some determination a fantastic amount of support from friends and family and some huge career changes I turned a corner and things are now going from strength to strength but where I am now needs and deserves some recognition for some special people.
Horse equipment
News December 18, 2018

Time to say goodbye to 2018!

Hi everyone,

Can you believe it, the year has absolutely flown by and we can finally say Merry Christmas!! Dare I say it I am yet to see any festive snow but the Hall household is certainly feeling ready for Father Christmas. We have been busy decorating, the lights are up outside, the trees are well and truly packed with decs and even the horses have their own tinsel in the barn. Even at 24 years old my amazing mum still buys me an advent calendar which I LOVE and am a firm believer that no one can ever be too old to have one. However, I think I was even more excited to see the horses’ advent calendars arrived and finally be able to share them with them.

Daniel Bates 2019 What A Year
News December 11, 2018

Daniel Bates - 2019 What A Year!

Merry Christmas Guys!

I cant quite believe it is December and the year is nearly over but I am still having a fantastic time.

So after my November competition I went back into training with my next competition on the horizon. Since becoming a full time rider my training schedule is fast and furious but it is working. I am having more fun than ever learning new things everyday and experiencing things I had only ever dreamed of.

Sophie Hall - Rounding Up The Season
News November 16, 2018

Sophie Hall - Rounding Up The Season

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone got to enjoy a fun-filled, haunted Halloween with their horses this October. This month saw the end of the event season for Gusthoff and the close of George’s busy dressage season too. As I sit here in a chilly November I am not quite sure what to do with myself. The horses are having a lovely holiday which has been thoroughly deserved. However, it would be fair to say I really do not know what to do without them!

Daniel Bates on Joy
News November 5, 2018

Daniel Bates - Conquering my fears!

Hi Everyone

The months are just flying by but I am happy to give you all an update on what I have been up too.

English saddle
News October 26, 2018

Is your tack safe?

As the nights begin to draw in and the darker days are upon us it is important to know that your tack and belongings are being kept as safe as possible. As we all know tack can be accumulated over many years and can hold a great amount of sentimental value, as well as actual value. Having it stolen is not only a huge inconvenience but it can be really hard to also replace all of the items that fit so well!

Sophie hall and freddie
News October 14, 2018

Shearwater rider Sophie Hall - Finally deciding on Freddie

Hi everyone,

Where has September gone?! I feel like before we knew it the summer had left us and the shops are already (dare I say it) talking about Christmas! September has been a reasonably quiet month for us on the competition front but all systems go at home getting our new baby boy settled into his new home.

Sophie hall and hugo
News September 28, 2018

Daniel Bates - Another Goodbye But Still Flying High

Hugo's schooling is going well with Laura Wollen Dressage and he is turning into a handsome but large horse.

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