Year: 2018

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. In September I was lucky enough to attend over 2 days the Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh Park to again watch my trainer and friend Levi William Hunt compete Glenys Hemmings […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Daniel Bates - Another Goodbye But Still Flying High

August has been a strange month of ups and downs with difficult decisions needing to be made in order to progress with my dressage career. Wilson came into my life two years ago and was my very first horse and has been an important part of my riding journey and I will never forget him. […]

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Tips from the top with Eva Möller

German dressage rider Eva Möller has been ride judging the Shearwater Young Horse Finals at the National Championships for the past four years and through her time has ridden a wide selection of future superstars. A hugely talented rider and trainer herself she also judges a variety of other young horse classes and recently won […]

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Top tips on business success with the Equine Business Association

We have teamed up with one of our partners The Equine Business Association to bring you some useful content around growing a successful business within the equestrian industry. In this blog the EBA also looks at making the most of working from home and other some top tips to battle the boredom! Setting up a […]

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Here come the Hawtins Stud

The Hawtins Stud have a fantastic history with the Shearwater Young Horse Classes, qualifying a selection of horses over the years and fielding winners as well. This year they have two horses qualified for the final four-year-old Hawtins Lirica and four-year-old Hawtins Fianello. Can you tell me a little bit about your horse? We have […]

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