After what seems like an eternity of being glued to our desks planning 2013 schedules, we’ve managed to get out not once, but twice over the past few weeks!
The first was spending a day at Your Horse Live. We were there for work purposes, as one of our client’s Golly Galoshes had a trade stand and as both of our sponsored riders Gold Medallist Para Dressage rider Natasha Baker and event rider and ex-racehorse trainer Victoria Bax were also working. It offered us the perfect photo opportunity to bag some nice pictures of them both with Jean Hammond, the brand’s creator.
As well as taking photos, we also grabbed a few minutes on camera to get some valuable tips from both riders and the rest of their time on the stand involved chatting to visitors and problem solving numerous horse issues it seemed!
Every year the event seems to grow in popularity and the calibre and diversity of the equestrian stars (Human and equine) involved continues to expand. Sadly, as ever when we are working we don’t seem to ever have much time left over to watch any of the arena action, but the Equine PR Team did catch some of the informative talks that were going on and we even managed to do a little bit of retail therapy on the way back to the car park, despite being horseless?! (old habits die hard!)
We also paid a visit to Horse World Live, a brand new event in London’s Docklands and whilst again we didn’t get to see any horses due to back to back meetings, we did think how good it was not only see another horse event on the equestrian calendar, but also one making it’s home in London! The Team were reminiscing about when HOYS used to be held at Wembley, before it moved to Birmingham and so for us, this is a really exciting development to see a show choosing the capital as it’s home.
We really hope the show proves a success and becomes a firm favourite with the public for the future. For us, the more opportunities that we get to showcase the wonderful world of equestrian talent that we have here in the UK, the more interest and money it will generate for the industry and that’s got to be a good thing for everyone, whether you ride, work in the equestrian world or just simply love horses.