Riders on a mission sustainability challenge

Riders on a mission sustainability challenge

When you are an equestrian (or even just a regular busy person), its easy for sustainability to fall down to the bottom of a very long list of priorities. BUT we should care about it for a whole bunch of different reasons.  I grew up 

Year by Year – The Decade Challenge

Year by Year – The Decade Challenge

When I saw this on The Hunky Hanovarian I knew that I had to do one too! The challenge is to post a horsey pic from each year of the past decade.  2010 A low quality photo of a seriously talented horse. Sullivan was an 

ISO Internal Validation

ISO Internal Validation

The weekend before last I competed in the Queensland State Dressage Championships at medium level. This in itself is an achievement and something that should have left me feeling proud. So why then did I walk away from the comp feeling more than a bit 

So I started a podcast – Equestrian Pulse

So I started a podcast – Equestrian Pulse

For anyone who knows me personally you’ll know that I start a significant number of conversations with the line, “So I was listening to this podcast…”. For someone who loves to consume information and conversations in this way, it seemed natural that I would eventually 

2019 The Beginnings – Equestrian Edition

2019 The Beginnings – Equestrian Edition

Ummm so how is 2019 already 1/3 of the way over? It certainly has been a jam packed start to the year. Here’s what you might have missed so far.   2019 got off to a fairly slow start as I recovered from a strange 

Not an easy horse

Not an easy horse

This post was originally posted on my Instagram account @the_sand_arena_ballerina How many times have you read the words, ‘he is just not easy to ride’? Actually forget that. How many times have I written let alone thought those words? Probably a lot more than I care to admit. It’s something I actually try really hard 

#5thingsimproudof Challenge

#5thingsimproudof Challenge

I recently completed Rhea Freeman‘s Five Things I’m Proud of Challenge (#5thingsimproudof) of Instagram. But first why did I do a challenge about the things I’m proud of? Is that not a little bit narcissistic? I don’t think so and here is why…As riders we 

Rose and Thorn – 2018

Rose and Thorn – 2018

And just like that another year is almost over. Rather than doing a recap of the whole year, I’ve decided to take a leaf out of the page of my favourite equestrian podcast‘s book ‘Heels Down Happy Hour‘ and share my Rose and Thorn for 

CS&E Blog Awards Finalist 2018

CS&E Blog Awards Finalist 2018

Last Thursday morning I woke up in my cozy bed in Australia to find out that I was a finalist in the Country Style and Equestrian Blog Awards for 2018. This is an honour that took me completely by surprise.  The shock has now worn 

Welcome to Blogtober

Welcome to Blogtober

I’m sure you guys all know by now that I love nothing if not a challenge – enter Blogtober. A 30 day challenge where bloggers create a new post every day! Now this is a tall order! Of course the equestrian blogging community has jumped