Five minutes with… Jay Kane
Jan10

Five minutes with… Jay Kane

Shropshire-based Jay Kane is a 24 year old event rider who competes at international level, and has represented the British team abroad in Fontainbleau. A former groom of eventers Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks, Jay, a qualified instructor, runs training clinics and produces horses, in addition to competing his top rides Gortglas Tristan and Vogaleine Du Plant. “Mentors are important to me. Over the years, I have learnt so much from...

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Five Minutes With… Dressage rider Sophie Wells
Dec09

Five Minutes With… Dressage rider Sophie Wells

Sophie Wells MBE is a successful dressage rider and competes up to Grand Prix level in able bodied competitions, notably competing at the Young Rider European Dressage Championships in 2010, and in 2008 becoming the first para-equestrian dressage rider to win an able-bodied international competition, finishing first in Hickstead’s under-21 international class. Sophie also competes as a Para Dressage Grade IV rider, and her two top...

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Five Minutes With….  Rob Fellows
Sep19

Five Minutes With…. Rob Fellows

Rob, of Rob Fellows Reiki, is an International Reiki Master and Teacher. He tells Equiads why the therapy is so beneficial. Before I started with reiki in 1999, I used to be a little fearful of horses. I actually learnt reiki originally to help my dog, who had arthritis. But after the first time I ‘faced my fear’ and gave reiki to a horse, I was hooked. The reaction was wonderful, and now I love to work with horses, as they are such...

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Five Minutes With… Jason Webb
Aug20

Five Minutes With… Jason Webb

Kent-based Jason Webb, of Australian Horse Training, specialises in starting young horses and solving behavioural problems using common sense. “I became interested in horse riding from a very young age and was “born in the saddle” in outback Australia, following my dad rounding up sheep and cattle in the Snowy Mountains. I had a pretty idyllic childhood. I now love the UK, but after eleven years, I am still not used to the...

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Five Minutes with… Georgina Hunt 
Jul16

Five Minutes with… Georgina Hunt 

Carriage driver Georgina Hunt, competes a handsome team of KWPN geldings  Q – What did your mentors teach you? A – My parents have been amazingly supportive over a long competitive career. They instilled the competitive spirit from a young age, and always encouraged me to keep plugging away at improving myself. Q – If you could change one thing about the sport of driving, what would it be?  A – Its profile. I...

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Five Minutes With…. Victoria Bax
Jul13

Five Minutes With…. Victoria Bax

Victoria Bax from VB Eventing competes at CIC2*/Intermediate level, and is most well-known for retraining ex-racehorses and successfully competing them on the BE and BD. She is widely respected for the obvious partnerships she builds with her horses, which she jokes is easier than building human partnerships! Equiads asked what first made Victoria interested in horse riding. “When I was about three years old, my grandma thought it...

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