Rider Advice

Braiding Tips

Achieve perfectly presented braids on manes and tails by following these helpful tips: Mist the hair with Plait n’ Go when you begin to give a better grip, easier management and a crisp finish. Section the mane in equal sections before you begin instead of doing one at a time and ending up with one braid smaller than the rest. Use bands or clips to ensure hair stays in the correct sections. Ensure the braid is tight for a sleek, professional look, and ensure that it starts as close to the neck... Read More

Young Rider Development

Do you have a young, talented rider in the family? This year may be the time for them to really grow as a rider. Here is a selection of the opportunities available to them to develop their riding skills: The World Class Programme – Funded by Lottery and Exchequer funding via UK Sport, the Programme (comprising Development, Performance and Equine) supports a pathway to success for dressage, eventing, para-equestrian dressage and showjumping athletes. BEF England Excel Talent Programme – Funded by Sport England, the Programme aims to give talented young... Read More

Young Rider Winter Wear

Keep younger riders warm and safe this winter with our clothing range: Pull-on Jodphurs These Jodphurs are designed with children in mind as they come in a range of colours, they pull on and have a draw cord waist. Available in sizes from a 22 to 30 inch waist and in navy, stone, grey with pink seat, navy with sky seat, cranberry with pink or grey with black. Bridleway Children’s Half-Chaps Protect calves from chafing or dirt, support the leg and keep young riders warmer with these half-chaps, available in... Read More


Product Profile: Winter Riderwear

Horse riding does not need to be a seasonal activity – with the right winter clothing you can ride right through this cold, wet season. And of course, yard work does not stop when the mercury drops. Having well-designed winter gear that is practical, comfortable and hard-wearing is vital at this time of year. Luckily, Groomers have a variety of stylish, weather ready attire perfect for equestrians this time of year.


Top 5 Common Rider Injuries

Horse riding will always carry a certain degree of risk – riders are often elevated 2m from the ground, and horses can travel at speeds of up to 40km per hour, after all. But what are the most common rider injuries to occur?


International Helmet Awareness Day

Scheduled for this Saturday 22nd June is International Helmet Awareness Day 2013. Building on the success of previous years’ events, International Helmet Awareness Day highlights the importance of on-going safety education for equestrians, with a particular focus on the importance of wearing a secure, well-fitted and certified riding helmet.