Category Equestrian posts

But, yay! We won!!!

Olympic memories

Originally posted on deborahjay:
Forgive the departure from all things writing, I am indulging myself today with memories of one of the most fantastic weeks of my life. Exactly one year ago today, Great Britain topped winning the Olympic team gold medal for dressage with individual gold and bronze in the freestyle competition. And for…

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#Writers – when the day job takes over….

This week has been a blur of activity leaving very little time to access the internet, or be around on social media. To give you an idea of what I’ve been up to, my week went like this: last Saturday, drive 220 miles in horsebox to stay at Somerford Park Premier League show (Cheshire, UK) […]

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Did you know horses’ teeth never stop growing? #Horse tips for #writers

Now there’s a fact I’ll bet few of you knew. I stopped writing these horse info posts a while ago, when I discovered the huge differences between US and UK terminology and other issues, which involved spending too much time on research. Then again, I thought I might do a few like this one, that aren’t going […]

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Enjoying my day job – International #Dressage at #Hickstead

Another quick catch up on my non-writerly activities: competition season is reaching it’s peak, and I spent last week working at the International Dressage at Hickstead – a Nations Cup competition, plus some eager individuals seeking qualifying scores for Rio – riders from pretty new dressage-competing nations, such as Singapore and Iran. I like to […]

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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 […]

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Doing the day job – at London Olympia Christmas Horse Show!

London Olympia Christmas Horse Show If you wonder where I’ve been hiding recently, well I have been working, honest! Not much writing in the last week, but working at the day job – the most amazing, awesome and fun job in the world (aside from writing novels)! I am incredibly lucky to do two jobs […]

Royal Windsor Horse Show – 3 fun days out.

  ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW As a brief interlude from real work (both riding and writing), 3 days at Royal Windsor Horse Show in the glorious sunshine proved a treat, so I thought I’d share a random post about my days competing and stewarding there this week. Last year, the BBC produced a program entitled […]

Olympic memories

Forgive the departure from all things writing, I am indulging myself today with memories of one of the most fantastic weeks of my life. Exactly one year ago today, Great Britain topped winning the Olympic team gold medal for dressage with individual gold and bronze in the freestyle competition. And for one tiny fraction of […]