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How to make your own rosette display board for under £20

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Not one to win rosettes that often when I do I like to hold onto them! I don’t really have a set place to display them though so they tend to end up on picture frames, kitchen pin boards, in the lorry cab and stuffed into various drawers in cupboards which isn’t really doing them justice. So……I thought I would make a rosette display board for my frillies. I looked at options for ways to display rosettes and found a huge range of solutions some cool, some quirky and some just strange! I wanted to opt for a traditional wall…

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Ginkhana’s equestrian themed gin is hot to trot!

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There was a particularly hazy and embarrassing period in my life (aka my early 20s) where I used to drink wine. Wine and I get on like a house on fire, and as fast as a naked flame rips through an empty building, just a few sips of wine hitting my blood stream can make me feel invincible in minutes! I am RIDICULOUSLY susceptible to the grape and as much as that makes for a cheap night, I would (on balance) prefer to remember what happened in the morning!   Having pegged wine as my kryptonite I looked for alternatives…

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Make your own fedora feather & shot gun cartridge hatband.

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Glue guns at the ready…..things are about to get crafty! I love an up-cycle project of any kind so when I spotted these gorgeous feather fedoras from Hicks & Brown (and then checked my available bank balance, and wept!) I decided that I could do something similar to tart up my own tatty old felt fedora. I bought my hat from Badminton a few years back and this is what it looked like originally. Cheers! Designated driver and “Shelly half a cider Osiochain” 😉 #alresfordshow pic courtesy of top pap @georginagallop  post shared by Gift Horse Eventing (@gifthorseeventing) on Sep…

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WIN a bbbbbrilliant bundle of goodies!

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Stay warm and look cool with this bundle of winter warmers from Harry Hall. ENTER BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN One lucky winner will WIN the whole bundle worth almost £100 and made up of…. Kiti knitted bobble hat with super soft faux fur pom pom, keep your head warm and cover up any chronic “hat hair” with this cosy little bobble hat. Protect against frozen fingers whilst riding with these Caldene cross country riding gloves. Silicone detail on the palm increases the grip without compromising on feel. Add a little festive flair to your look with this herringbone…

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Dressage is a bad idea!…..or is it?

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When my alarm sounds at 6.30am on a Sunday, I think “this was a bad idea” My competition breeches are insanely tight, and require Herculian levels of strength to heave them on, as I’m fighting with the fabric I think “this was a bad idea” When I get in the lorry, start it up and the fuel light immediately beeps and comes on, I think “this was a bad idea” When the plaiting bands are cutting into my ice cold fingers and I’m loosing sensation with 5 plaits still left to do, I think “this was a bad idea” As…

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How long does it take to muck out? 10 time saving tips!

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When it comes to yard duties it seems like some people can ride 15, muck out 10 all in less than 7 minutes and before 5am! 😉 For mere mortals like myself though it takes a little longer to get through the morning stables routine (and multiple caffeine injections), but how long exactly? I’ve never really thought about how long it takes to get the horses sorted before going to work, I just leave a generous amount of time. So…..I timed myself! Winter is here…. #gameofpones #Winterstables #muckingout #horseygirl #wheelbarrow #fork #shovel #earlyalarm #horsesofinstagram A post shared by Gift Horse…

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Bolly bosses it at Tweseldown ODE despite “The Rusty Granny”!

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10 hours, 2 bits of toast, and several buckets of water later and we have completed our first ODE of the season! yay! After the disappointment of not going XC at our last ODE I entered Tweseldown ODE as I know the sandy soil is always good and with a little rain a few days before the ground was on point. Dressage warm up was a bit of a stress as my hat couldn’t be tagged due to the inside safety spec being unreadable (sweaty hair will do that apparently!) so in full comp gear and 25 degrees I ran…

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Protexin Gut Lix Review & Prize Giveaway

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Roll up, roll up I’ve got another great competition for you!!! My sponsor Protexin have given me 5 probiotic starter kits to giveaway to 5 lucky GHE readers. I’ve had my horses on Protexin products for about…9 years on and off. Generally flipping between the Gut Balancer and Acid Ease products depending on the horse and situation. Their Quick Fix paste has also been a grooming kit essential for me and I often give Dustry some after plaiting and before loading and then again on arrival at a comp to settle his stomach and nerves. So if you’d like to…

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WIN Equestrian Jewellery – Elvira silver polo mallet ring.

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Being an avid Instagrammer (I’m here if you want to follow my GHE Insta) I like the double tap action and can waste hours scrolling for inspo and entertainment. During one of these sessions I discovered Elvira jewellery and started stalking their account, I got weeks deep on their profile and was loving what I found. This polo mallet ring really caught my eye. Horsey girls’ hands are usually blistered, cracked, sporting a chipped mani, and typically smelling of saddle soap or fly spray so every now and again I think they deserve a treat! (that’s my excuse for buying…

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Badminton 2017 – Shopping, Scoffing & Jaw Dropping!

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Wednesday Badminton is getting busy! It seems that people have cottoned on to the fact that the BE90/100 competition days provide all the same shopping opportunities minus the huge crowds and as such it seemed decidedly busier this year compared to last. With no particular shopping list except ‘lunch’ in mind we set off moseying round the stalls, with our usual plan of shop – lunch – watch some xc – more shopping – maybe a sweet treat – home. Typically the first stall we came across was brilliant (so we did the browse-and-make-a-mental-note-to-return-later-stall-sweep walk) Will Bees Bespoke. I love it,…

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