Year: 2016

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2016 The Best Bits!

2016 has bought us many highs and lows in the equestrian world. We have seen some amazing competitions, some brilliant partnerships and the odd tear jerking moment. As we head to the end of the year we take a look back at some of those memorable moments.   Valegro We couldn’t pin point just one […]

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Olympia preview

As we are heading towards Christmas that means one thing only in the horsey calendar … Olympia is nearly upon us! This annual festive show has something for all the family from racing Shetlands to dog agility, puissance jumping, top class dressage and of course a visit from Santa himself. What more could you want! […]

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Road safety tips

This week has been Road Safety Week the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake. In support of this event we have put together some tips for riding safely on the road with your horse or pony. As whenever you are riding you should always wear an appropriately certified riding hat, and keep […]

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Securing your yard for the winter

The main insurance issues people face during the winter is usually the result of weather conditions so it is critical you ensure your premises is in a good state of repair before the season sets in. Getting this organised and having any on-going issues repaired prior to the onset of winter is very important to […]

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Teri Warner - Hopes for 2017

As many of you know from following my blog updates that at the end of 2015 I really thought my luck had  changed, I had taken on a gorgeous horse on loan called Emilio and I had my sights set on competing him up to Advanced Medium dressage as well as producing a new young horse […]

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Season catch up with Shearwater Eventing rider Kylie Roddy

Shearwater Insurance rider Kylie Roddy had an eventful season after an accident at the beginning of the year thwarted a lot of her plans. After some months off to recover she was back in the saddle and making the most of her return. We spoke to her about her season and how Shearwater Billy progressed, […]

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Oliver Townend - Reflecting on the season

Oliver Townend has had a fantastic 2016 season with his team of horses with wins at Blair Castle, Somerford Park, Burgham, Belton Park and Festival of British Eventing to name a few. He also came close to winning our Shearwater Grand Slam competition as well as claiming the ERM title. This season Oliver earn’t a […]

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Caroline Church and San Marco

This year saw some exceptionally talented horses in the Shearwater Young Horse Finals at the British Dressage Championships. The six-year-old final victor  San Marco moved up the leader board from the first rounds after giving the ride judge Eva Moller an exceptional ride around the arena. We spoke to his owner and rider Caroline Church who […]

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Shearwater Young Horse British Dressage Finals

Last weekend saw the finals of our fantastic Shearwater Young Horse competition at the British Dressage National Championships. Ten horses took part in the initial stages of the competition in each of the three age group finals – 4 year olds, 5 year olds and 6 year olds. The horses were all initially assessed on […]

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Here come the finals!

Today marks the start of the British Dressage National Championships at Stoneleigh. On Sunday the finals of the Shearwater 4, 5 and 6 -year-old Young Horse Competitions will take place. Ahead of this in our series running up to the event we have chatted to breeders, riders and owners about what the competition means to […]

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