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.
Congratulations to all the intrepid young female Scottish riders who completed Badminton, there has never been such a strong and impressive north of the border contingent and it just goes to show that Scottish equestrianism is in very good heart in spite of the recession and three years of terrible weather.