Doing my day job – this counts as my advertising! #equestrian #dressage

As an author, trying to come up with original ways to advertise is part of the job, so it may come as little surprise that my version of advertising for my other business (dressage trainer), is also somewhat ‘different’.

No paid ads for me – I am my own best advert, and I’m so thrilled with these latest pics of me indulging in a little, light advertising, that I thought I’d share with you πŸ˜‰

Of course it helps that the process is also very enjoyable…

HG Merlin Somerford 2015 GPS

Somerford Park 2015 GPSΒ Β Β  Somerford Park GPS 2015

What are your unusual advertising ideas? Do share.


  1. Wow, Deborah, is that really you?
    You look fantastic!
    You and your horse both look as sharp as pins!
    I am unfamiliar with the term ‘dressage trainer’. Does this mean you groom the horse? Maybe it is something special for horse shows. Does it have to do with how the horse performs and behaves in the show?
    If I had a job at the horse show, it would not be so glamorous. In fact, it would probably involve a shovel.
    Thanks for sharing the pictures!
    When I think of a clever advertising idea, you will be the first to know about it!

    ~Icky. πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, Icky, that really is me – taken yesterday.
      Dressage is one of the equestrian sub-disciplines, an Olympic sport in its own right. I train both horses and riders in its performance. Strangely, it is considered both a sport and an art form, by the development of the horse’s natural movements to their ultimate potential – think gymnastics for horses.
      And there is always a man (or 3) with a shovel in attendance – a truly essential job!

  2. She does look gorgeous doesn’t she? Dressage is amazing… I love watching it. I wish I could have been a dressage rider. Instead, I was stuck riding western…sigh. Clunky clunky…

    1. But western looks sooooo comfortable – and at shows, so bright with bling πŸ˜€

      1. I guess you could say comfortable – but the poor horse is wearing a 50 lb saddle, and there is no elegance to it… the country bumpkin cousin to what you do!

      2. I like a bit of both… πŸ˜‰

      3. I should unbox my saddle and sell it. I will never ride again and it just gathers dust… 😦

      4. I just did that with my side-saddle, and made a HUGE profit on it, as it’s now vintage.
        Gave me the deposit for a new car πŸ˜€

      5. WOW! I doubt mine is worth that much! My grandmother used to ride a side-saddle, but I never had the pleasure. I will have to send you a photo of mine once I dig it out of the box and get it cleaned up. I am sure you would simply call it an all-purpose English riding saddle. I just posted the Prince’s Man on my site, another little push πŸ˜‰

      6. You can see a little pic of me showing in a Ladies Hunter class on my equestrian website at:
        It was a particularly fine saddle, with a little maker’s plaque declaring ‘By appointment to Her Majesty’.

      7. Wow!!! Nice… who was the Maker? Do you remember? Just curious… I love to look things up!

      8. That’ll be Owen

      9. I snooped around . . . those are gorgeous! πŸ˜‰

  3. Gorgeous!! I am such a sucker for a chestnut with four socks. And what a lovely extension πŸ™‚

    1. Ah, thank you πŸ™‚
      And me too, though the younger version is dark bay with four long white stockings. All that washing!

    1. Cheers πŸ™‚

  4. You look great on a horse Deb. Great advertising, no doubt! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Deb, it’s the most effective ad I have!

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