Working full time, the school runs, house work, food shops, the list is endless, fitting in the horses around a hectic lifestyle can be tough.
Laura Szuca our amateur rider shares her top tips for fitting it all in!
Laura tells us "I don't have kids, but I do work full time and am often having to stay away with work, I have a busy social life so fitting everything in is alway a bit of challenge, here are some ideas I find help me, maybe they will help you too".
1. Have a plan. Now this might sound simple; but having a plan for the week ahead should make your life just that little bit less stressful, who's taking the kids to school? What about the late night work meeting? Know what's in the calendar for the wee...
Hello, Laura here, one of the Equetech Real Riders. This weekend Mikey and I headed to our first dressage show this year, in fact it was my first dressage post my back operation last November and the last time we did some dressage was last June; so it had been a while! We headed out with a goal in mind, to get a last-minute qualification to the Chiltern and Thames Rider Dressage Championship in a few week's time, we needed a score of more than 60% and to place 1st or 2nd, after a bit of a wobble in my practise session on Friday evening I was beginning to think I had bitten off a bit too much and maybe putting unnecessary pressure on myself, however, we set off for the show with the goal of doing our best!
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This Sunday is Mothers Day. If you are looking for some ideas to make Mum's day the extra bit special then read on!
First up, why not treat her to some breakfast in bed? You don't need to be a Michelin star chef to rustle up a bacon sandwich or eggs on toast and a nice hot brew of tea or coffee? She's made your breakfast for years - why not make her's just this once?
Next, how about a homemade card? They say its the thought that counts, and nothing says thought more than spending time making her a card, there are lots of how to's online, just google homemade card ideas and you will find hundreds of ideas and videos to help.
Flowers? Anyone can rush to the garage and grab the last bouquets of flowers going, how a...
Home from the yard with frozen toes, cold ears and thighs that won't warm up for a month?! Check out these Equetech winter warming essentials to help you beat the cold snap!
1. The Equetech thermal hat liner, because nobody wants cold ears when riding! Designed to give you extra protection from the elements when you are in the saddle braving the cold weather. The thermal hat liner fits snuggly under your riding helmet to protect your ears, neck, chest and back from the wind and cold, no more cold ears!
2. The Equetech arctic thermal under breeches, because cold knees and thighs take forever to warm up again. The under breeches have a cosy fleece lining all the way through the garment. They also have a stirrup foot which means they d...
Lace featured heavily on the catwalks last week at London Fashion Week - and is a trend set to stay throughout 2018, it is so popular right now it was even one of the fashion trends that was given the nod by the Queen herself! Why not get your very own runway look with a pair of Equetech Interlace Breeches.
These breeches are continentally styled, come with jean style pockets and exclusive silicone lace print to knee grips. What's more there is a colour to suit all -they come in four colours, white, black grey and beige.
If you are a lace fan and want to stay on trend this year then the Equetech Florence Lace Competition Shirt could be for you this gorgeous lace panelled shirt is perfect for competition and will certainly make you...
The nights are getting lighter, and spring is just around the corner! Hurrah. Now is the perfect time to give your wardrobe a bit of attention with a spring clean and some new affordable accessories.
Here are five of our favourites:
1. For the dressage divas amongst you The Equetech Bridle Number Holder. Last year British Dressage changed their rules meaning every competitor now needs to display a number on both sides of the horse, or face a 2 point deduction. The bridle number holders are easy to use, with velcro fastenings and come in both black and white, they can be purchased individually or as a pair.
2. For every day riding why not treat yourself to a new pair of gloves The Equetech Airtex Sports Gloves are the perfect additi...
This Valentines Day will you be wearing your Heart on your sleeve? Or are you more of Star Gazer? Equetech have a range of Custom Cross County Colours for everyone.
Stand out on the cross country course for all the right reasons this season in your very own personalised custom XC shirt, you can also complete the look with a custom XC silk.
For years Mary King has graced the XC course in her famous green colours, Paul Tapner has dazzled us in Red. What colours will you choose?
You can design your very own cross country shirt from Equetech! There is a range for all, women, men and children.
Made from performance sports fabric with quick drying properties these shirts will leave you feeling cool as a cucumber after a fast and furio...
Lets face it; we have all been there, gone to the yard straight from work, changed into our jodhpurs, thrown on a jumper that we have found in the boot of our car, tacked up to ride, and within ten minutes of being in the saddle are hit with the dreaded " boob bounce" or worse still find out that rather small thong you opted for that morning just isn't quite as comfy as you had hoped! Thankfully Equetech have some wardrobes must haves to help.
If you are blessed (or cursed!) in the cleavage department the Equetech Airflow Anti Bounce Bra could be worth investing in, available in cup sizes from A to G, the bra is designed for maximum comfort in the saddle. It is made from 100% polyester and will wick away any sweat you might w...
A perfect description for the Equetech Chalgrove Micro Gilet. It's a perfect fashion statement for the fashion-conscious equestrian looking for something a little different to add to their equestrian wardrobe.
Why choose a gilet?
To stay toasty in the warmer winter weather a gilet is a perfect solution. Simply pop it over a long sleeve top and you are good to go, not only you will stay warm but you will have full freedom in your arms, which when wearing a bulky jacket, you might lose; making the gilet a perfect choice to ride in and get jobs done at the yard. In addition, when the weather warms up can swop your long sleeve top for a short sleeve option and a gilet can see you through the warmer months.
Why choose the Equetech C...
With the snow making its second major appearance this winter, here our top five winter essentials for every equestrian. Whether you compete every weekend, or a leisure rider, these products are a must this season!
Technical layers are particularly important for your base layering, offering breathable and wicking properties. Wearing thinner multiple layers is easy to remove and put back on and won't make you look like 'Michelin Man'!
Our thermal Arctic Thermal Under Breeches are the staple this winter for many riders and because they are styled in a technical thin thermal fabric, they are easy to slip on underneath your riding clothing, offering complete warmth and comfort, and preventing chill blains, which can be very pai...