The equestrian spectacle that was the Royal Highland Show - by which I mean the horses AND the horsey people - was a delightful four days, so much so that for the first time we felt we could bear a fifth!
BHS Scotland has just returned from a smoothly run and vibrant three days of sport and trade stand at Floors Castle International Horse Trials and then it was Balmoral - so early summer activities are in full swing.
I HAVE become Flaky mare's Punkahwallah – we have devised this method of going riding that involves me carrying a leafy sprig of elder about a meter long – (the leafier the better) and violently batting the clegs whenever they come near!
HRH The Princess Royal recently enjoyed an equestrian day out in the sunshine at Benderloch, visiting the Argyll RDA Driving Group and watching a training session at the group's new arena, built last year.
John McEwen , the director of equine sports science and medicine for the Lottery funded Equestrian World Class Programme has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2013 for his services to equestrian sport.
Andrew Finding the chief executive of the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has been awarded an OBE for services to equestrianism and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours list on June 15.