Our Thoughts For Those Affected In London Yesterday

There are no words to understand what tragically happened on the streets of our capital yesterday..


Watching the coverage of events, the emergency services were there for the public facing danger. This included the mounted branch as well.


Our thoughts go out to everyone and their families that sadly lost their lives or were injured in this terrible atrocity.


Image Credit: https://www.cityoflondon.police.uk

Country Style & Equestrian Blogger of the Year Award is Back Recognising Blogging Talent!

Equestrian & country blog portal Haynet & equestrian, canine and country PR and digital marketing agency MirrorMePR have come together again for 2017 to find 'Equestrian Blogger Of The Year 2017'. The award, launched last year, will once again see a number of finalists going through to ultimate final judging accumulating in one winner of the prestigious accolade and title.

This year the duo will also be launching an exciting new award: 'Country Style Blogger Of The Year 2017'. This award will be searching through the wider community of bloggers which  'embody the essence of the countryside portrayed with a distinctive and unique personality.'

Commenting on the awards, Founder of Haynet, Sam Hobden said:

"Haynet is full of great blogging talent, but not all fit neatly into the equestrian category, so to reflect the diversity of bloggers in general and keep true to our core values, we were keen to open up another hugely popular subject matter through a brand new award."

MD of MirrorMePR Ashley Rossiter said:

"We are thrilled to be involved with the Equestrian Blogger Award again this year and also to have worked closely with Haynet and Sam to create a new award category which not only celebrates the wealth of creative thinking and writing skills out there but also recognises the value of blogger influence out there."


The Country Style Blogger Award will be launched in May and Equestrian Blogger Award will be launched in late October. Haynet and MirrorMePR will be following closely over the next six months’ blog writing within the rural industry and recognising those who write regular quality content. It promises to be an exciting year ahead giving those well deserved bloggers acknowledgement and recognition within the industry.

For further information on the awards, please follow all the news through their social media pages dedicated to the awards. Our TWITTER  and FACEBOOK pages is where all the announcements will be made regarding the launch and the lucky finalists. We look forward to recognising rural blogging talent that is ahead of the field!

We Have A Winner!

Huge congratulations to Charlotte Berridge who was our lucky winner who will sporting a super Haynet hoody and pair of riding tights from Noble Outfitters!


Thank you to everyone that entered - we had a huge response. Watch out for more competitions coming your way and please visit our joint sponsors Noble Outfitters who offer a super range of riding wear!

Berkshire Riding Centre clients reach their goals with Dressage Anywhere

Leading online dressage competition and training provider, Dressage Anywhere, offers riders around the world the opportunity to compete online without needing to travel from their yard.


Berkshire Riding Centre (BRC) is a BHS approved riding school, livery yard, BHS Where to Train Centre and Pony Club Centre and has been competing with Dressage Anywhere since 2016.


Rosie Lord, director of the centre, formed a team of staff members, riding school clients and livery clients who all compete riding a variety of riding school horses. The team compete at various levels from introductory to elementary level and are having great success.


Rosie's focus is on helping riders, both riding school and livery clients, not only learn to ride but also to train and learn to compete. For many, however, they learn to ride and train but competing is not something they can do without their own horse or transport. Through Dressage Anywhere competitions, a whole new area of experience is made available, giving them the opportunity to experience competitive riding.


'I am so pleased we have found Dressage Anywhere,' said Rosie. 'It has given my clients a greater level of focus with their riding; they can now set their own goals and have a very real measure of their progression on results day.'


'We love that so many riding establishments experience the benefit of entering our competitions,' said Ruth Chappell of Dressage Anywhere. 'Making competitive dressage more accessible is at the very heart of Dressage Anywhere and we're so delighted to see the BRC team competing with us regularly. Feedback from some of the world’s leading British Dressage and FEI judges helps riders review their performance and understand what they need to achieve to improve to reach the next level.' 


BRC team member Angela Felstead said, 'I like the preparation before and I love the feedback - which leads me to my next challenge.' 


Karen Stocker, also a BRC team member, added 'Dressage Anywhere has transformed my riding.  It’s given my solo training sessions a real focus and purpose and I can see real progression in both my riding and my horse’s way of going. It’s not as daunting entering Dressage Anywhere competitions so my nerves don’t get the better of me, but I still have the excitement of competing against other riders and being marked by a recognised and experienced dressage judge – I even won a rosette!'


Dressage Anywhere runs monthly competition and training classes, including qualifiers for British Dressage, The Pony Club and RDA Online Dressage Championships. 


For more information on Dressage anywhere see www.dressageanywhere.com, contact info@dressageanywhere.com or 07592 155374.

Solid gold… from Hiho Silver!

Country and equestrian jewellery company, Hiho Silver, has increased its equestrian range to include a number of solid gold pieces, due to customer demand.

The Solid Gold Collection includes the Snaffle Ring and Snaffle Bracelet. Both of these designs have been created from the best selling sterling silver pieces available from Hiho. Both pieces are handmade from solid 9ct gold. The Snaffle Ring is available in three sizes with other sizes made to order, and the Snaffle Bracelet is made to order too.

“Gold is something that our customers have been asking for, and that’s why we started with our ‘Touch of Gold’ range, which uses silver with 18ct yellow or rose gold plate to create a stunning two tone finish,” said Emma Warren, Managing Director for Hiho Silver. “This developed again with our Exclusive Cherry Roller Collection and the addition of solid gold beads, but these new solid gold pieces are different again. They have the feel of our sterling silver pieces, and will still take you from mucking out to going out – the quality is exceptional. We’re very proud of them and look forward to expanding this collection in the future.”

The 9ct Gold Snaffle Ring has a RRP of £250, and the 9ct Gold Snaffle Bracelet has a RRP of £1550.

To find out more about Hiho Silver, see www.hihosilver.co.uk or call 01460 221006.

New horsey mag for teens!

Have you heard about Totally Horse and Pony Magazine, the newest and most exciting digital magazine for teens and young equestrians?


There is no traditional paper magazine - Totally Horse and Pony can only be found on their website www.totallyhorseandpony.co.uk


And, there are some great things about this mag! For starters, there are new stories and articles coming out all the time. No need to wait for a monthly printed magazine… they’re far more rad than that!


They send out a regular stream of great articles including horsey fashion, shopping, competitions and giveaways, tutorials, agony columns, expert tips, product reviews and seasonal “how to” features to bring you everything you want to read about your passion and ours – horses and ponies! And best of all – it’s all totally FREE!


Editor Julia Hope said,

“Totally Horse and Pony Magazine is all about our readers and their horse and ponies. We really encourage readers to get interactive with us, sending us photos for our reader gallery, sharing pony problems with our expert advisors and if they’re doing something exciting with their pony becoming one of our magazine stars writing a regular diary! Just email us at info@totallyhorseandpony.co.uk


www.totallyhorseandpony.co.uk is also very active on social media @tothorseponymag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and we are encouraging everyone to subscribe free to get all the latest articles and news hot off the virtual press!”


Watch this space – this is the next big thing in horsey publishing!

FREE One Year Style Reins Magazine Digital Subscriptions to all Haynet Members!

We have a super offer to all our members in conjunction with Style Reins magazine. We are offering a FREE one year’s subscription to the digital magazine! Not only can you look forward to reading all the magazines for the next twelve months, but you can read the back issues too.


Style Reins is the UK’s only magazine focused on equestrian style. It is published quarterly and is packed with features on fashionable rider and non-rider wear, equestrian style accessories, interior decor and art.


To claim your free subscription, please click HERE to download. You will need to go through the checkout process using the code HAYNET100 to receive this for free.


Once you have completed checkout you can view current and back issues of the magazine here: http://www.stylereins.com/vip/


So what are you waiting for! Go and indulge yourself in some free equestrian style!

A Bed of Brambles by Sam Russell - Reviewers Needed!

We are seeking a reviewer to read A Bed of Brambles by Sam Russell, the sequel to the well received A Bed of Barley Straw. This is a contemporary romance, set once again in the rural surroundings of the 'Draymere Hall Estate. It is a steamy novel of love and passion with horses and dogs all in the mix. Here is a taster of what you can expect:

Hettie and Alexander are back, and this was never going to be a conventional love story. No bed of roses. Proud, passionate and wilful, they are alike in so many ways. That has to be a good thing, doesn’t it? Or it could be a disaster…both carry scars, and old wounds have a habit of causing new hurt.

Physical attraction draws them together but hearts and minds can be thorny. One thing is certain, together or apart their lives will move on. Alexander and Hettie’s clashes of spirit will only be part of the story.

Second chances. New beginnings. The opportunity to make things right. Or to make the same mistakes all over again.
Unless fate takes the future out of your hands…


So if you fancy reviewing this book for Haynet, then please message your interest to info@hay-net.co.uk. All we ask in return is a written review that will be published and promoted by Haynet and have a permanent spot in its Book Review page. Please note reviewers must be over the age of 18 due to certain adult content.


For more information, please visit: https://russellromance.com/a-bed-of-brambles-draymere-hall-volume-ii/