‘Five minutes with Hannah Biggs…
Feb08

‘Five minutes with Hannah Biggs…

International dressage rider Hannah Biggs is one of Britain’s leading lady dressage riders. She is a Grand Prix competitor, and combines traditional and classic values with modern training ideals. Notably at the recent Saumur CDI3*, held at the Cadre Noir in France in September, Hannah sealed her first international dressage to music victory, riding Weltzin in the Grand Prix Kür. Hannah, who was five when she first sat on a pony, says...

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Sophie Beaty – A Shining Star
Feb02

Sophie Beaty – A Shining Star

Model for the British Eventing range, available from Equestrian.com and a shining light on the Young Rider circuit, here we catch up with Sophie Beaty to find out how the year has gone for her combining riding with college and modelling. Tell us about your horses? I currently have five horses. Stanly my top horse, is just a star. He has taken me to two European Championships at Junior and Young Rider level. Then there is Pink Gin...

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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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‘Five Minutes With… Izzy Chaplin
Jul02

‘Five Minutes With… Izzy Chaplin

Dressage rider Izzy Chaplin, from Kent, is on the 2013-2014 Junior Riders Potential squad with her top ride, Taijdora. She recently qualified for April’s Petplan Equine Area Festival Championship at Medium Open level with the same horse. “I have always been involved with horses. My mum always had horses, so I was always around them, but I didn’t start having lessons until I was seven; I then got a pony on loan aged 12. I love...

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An interview with Alasdair Govan
Oct07

An interview with Alasdair Govan

Equi-Ads interviews the man on our front cover – September Edition – Alasdair Govan. A qualified Vet from Montrose, Alasdair spends most of his time now training and driving his collection of horses. He competes in carriage driving with a Gelderlander and does turnout with his Clydesdales. Turnout varies from one horse; tandem and unicorn, up to teams of six. His driving career has been successful to date with many...

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