Billy Twomey winter

Horse Supplements for Winter Survival For tip top survival this winter, consider horse supplements from Equiform.  Winter can be a difficult time of year with cold and challenging conditions for both you and your performance horse. With freezing conditions and lack of fresh grass, it’s important to consider nutrition, health and wellbeing. Top Tips for […]

Anthony’s 2019 plans

Our year kicks off with a full team trip to Vilamoura where we take the young and older horses. This normally gets us in to the swing of things for the year and we can make our plans from there. I have an outline plan to be picked to represent Ireland in the super league […]

Catch up with Mennell Watson and his 2019 goals

We are hoping to go to Vila Moura the middle of February to compete there for 5 weeks with the two stallions, Outcast and Whisper in the wind as we have not been abroad for a few years and it is before the breeding season starts, hopefully taking two young ones as well. As you […]

Update from Scarlett and her goals for 2019

I am a 27 year old show jumper from East Yorkshire, former stable jockey to the late Tim Stockdale and now running a competition and training stables from my family base near Beverley. We have up to 12 horses in our stables ranging from well bred unbroken 3 year old’s to Grand Prix horses and […]

Marcus Reid’s Top Tips on Starting a Young Horse

As many of you including myself are starting out with newly backed/ purchased young horses, I am going to share some tips to keeping them happy, healthy and sane as the winter progresses. Firstly, I lunge any new or freshly backed young horses before I ride, this gets rid of any unwanted energy and sets […]

Scarlett Ward’s Top Tips to Surviving Winter

Do what you can do not what you can’t do Play to your horse’s strengths, it’s better to jump clear and place third than have the fastest time and have one down because you were trying to do the impossible.    What works for one doesn’t necessarily work for another. I think for any rider […]

Mastering a Vet Gate – Top Tips from Bella Fricker

This article is aimed at riders thinking of upping the distance next season and have never done a vet gate before. The most important thing to realised is that the aim is to present your horse to vetting as soon as possible after you have completed your first loop as the clock does not stop […]

Blog Update from Scarlett

Time for another update, and what a great couple of months it has been for our yard at Aikenfield.