Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Lifestyle

Christmas Wish Lists & 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

As Christmas approaches, we begin to make our Wish Lists and look towards the New Year and those anticipated Resolutions. HorseHage’s sponsored riders, Mary King (event rider), Emily King (event rider), Beverley Brightman (dressage rider), Jeni Gilbert (endurance rider) and Helen West (Event rider/Show jumper and Manager of Bicton Arena) share their here.

Mary King

Mary King - Christmas

Christmas Wish List

A big major sponsor!
A new, amazing young top class horse!
But more realistically…a tennis racquet (just broke mine) and some tennis lessons.

How will you be spending Christmas Day?

“We’re having Christmas lunch with David’s (Mary’s husband) sister and her family who live in Devon.”

New Year’s Resolutions

“Not to eat so much chocolate and to train my horses even better!”

Beverley Brightman

Beverley Brightman

Christmas Wish List

Anything for my horses
Anything for my dogs
Anything for my house…as long as it’s in purple!

How will you be spending Christmas Day?

“Every year of my life, bar one Christmas Day, has been spent at home in Colmworth with my family, horses and dogs. For the last 33 years I have done the horses so my staff can have the day off. The one year I was away we had Christmas lunch in the horsebox from a drive-through in Belgium! We were driving from Germany to Mechelen to compete Arlequin at the show there. Luckily we did really well. We were the only ones in the prize giving who hadn’t won a medal.”

New Year’s Resolutions

“Not to buy anything else in purple!”

Emily King

Emily King event rider

Christmas Wish List

A bunch of superstar young horses!
A new lorry
A barn of new stables

(Hahahaa)… now some realistic ones
Some more sponsors to join the wonderful ones that already support me
New Cavalleria Toscana breeches
A new video camera

How will you be spending Christmas Day?

“I spend Christmas with my family and friends down in Devon, where we all enjoy a beautiful roast lunch and lots of celebrations!”

New Year’s Resolutions

“To eat less chocolate and go to the gym more!”

Jeni Gilbert

Christmas Wish List

Dry and cold but sunny weather over winter that is perfect for riding out, especially in the morning when you can see all the cobwebs!
New Zealand (Turnout) rugs that repel all mud, just in case it does rain!
An end to midges and other horse-biting insects
More safe places to park your horsebox so that you can get out and explore with your horse

How will you be spending Christmas Day?

“Stack my horse up with lots of HorseHage and water and go out for a lovely, long walk with chunky sandwiches and mince pies.”

New Year’s Resolutions

“To continue trying new sports with my horse and improve our agility and confidence; to keep going with the fitness training, even when it’s cold and wet; to check saddle, tack and teeth (horse’s!) are all okay in good time for the new season.”

Helen West

Helen West Bicton Arena

Christmas Wish List

A day off
A summer holiday
A clean house

How will you be spending Christmas Day?

“I’ll be spending Christmas in Ireland this year with my husband-to-be at his family home.”

New Year’s Resolutions

“To learn to say ‘No’ and to have more time for myself”

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