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Training the Young Horse with Gary Foggon

Although you may encounter issues when training a young horse, be patient and work through each concern logically. With dedication and determination, specific exercises will help to correct individual problems along the way. Here we look at improving the trot. … Continue reading

Royal Windsor Horse Show Success

Jayne Ross was in superlative form at the Royal Windsor Horse Show taking the Novice and Open Hunter Championships. The Black Country Saddles sponsored rider captured the Novice Hunter Championship on Bella Malim’s attractive youngster Bloomfield Valhalla. In the Open … Continue reading

Roscoe’s a Perfect Fit for Kate

Having ridden big warmblood horses for many years, Gloucester-based Kate Vickery wanted to down-size and ride out with her children as they became more confident in the saddle. With this in mind, at the end of May, Kate bought Roscoe … Continue reading

The Perfect Show

Recently taking the Intermediate Championship at Area 5 – Three Shires with her fantastic partner Archeval Boutique Amadeus, here Cassie Hartley of Black Country Saddles provides some top tips for ringcraft and the perfect individual show. First things first, before … Continue reading

Rolex Kentucky Proves Amazing Event for Black Country Saddles Team

LONGSTANDING supporters of the prestigious Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Black Country Saddlers partners Rob Cullen and John Hartley were overwhelmed with the response at this year’s competition. The Black Country Saddles range is proving more popular than ever across the … Continue reading

Success for Sophie at Winter Dressage Championships

Black Country Saddles sponsored Paralympian, Sophie Wells, was in fantastic form at this year’s British Dressage Winter Championships. On back-to-back nights, she rose to success, firstly winning the Magic Prix St Georges (PSG) with C Fatal Attraction, then winning the … Continue reading

Black Country Saddles Heading to Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials

THE Black Country Saddles team is looking forward to this year’s Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials where they will showcase their latest collection of stylish, bespoke saddles. The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park in … Continue reading

Black Country Saddles Dressage Range

The Black Country Saddles team of designers and Master Saddlers have once again utilised and combined their extensive knowledge and skills in developing a new collection of saddles for dressage riders. The Dressage range offers ultimate choices to help achieve … Continue reading

Walker’s Winning Ways at North of England Spring Show

Team Walker were in amazing form at North of England Spring Show with 11 wins, four championships and three reserve championships between them. Robert, wife Sarah, son Sam and clients Rae Colosso and Zara Brookes hit a purple patch with … Continue reading

Improving the Walk and Canter

A horse sometimes gets into the habit of moving its front and back leg on the same side at the same time, thus developing a two-beat pace rather than taking four individual footsteps. This is known as a ‘lateral’ walk. … Continue reading

Gary Trains with Carl Hester

Black Country Saddles sponsored rider Gary Foggon lets us in on his training session with the legendary Carl Hester as they are now on the count d own to the British Dressage Winter Championships. Gary trains with both Carl Hester … Continue reading

Black Country Saddles Sponsor Ridden Hunter Championship at Equifest 2017

Equifest 2017 will once again see Staffordshire-based Black Country Saddles sponsoring the Ridden Hunter Championship, following the success of last year. Well-known for supporting leading names including Katy Carter, Kirstine Douglas, Jo Bates, Robert Walker, Sarah Parker and Simon Reynolds, … Continue reading

Jayne Ross Showing Tip

The bigger the show means a bigger arena, therefore your horse will need to be fitter.  With the major shows remember to anticipate what the judge will require when riding. Ensure you have long enough stirrup leathers, big stirrup irons … Continue reading

Gary Dances to Success at Dressage Regionals

THERE was much to celebrate for Derbyshire-based international rider Gary Foggon recently when he qualified for no less than four finals at the British Dressage Winter Championships The Black Country Saddles team rider was in fantastic form at the Winter … Continue reading

Successful Trade Event for Black Country Saddles

Staffordshire-based Black Country Saddles recently held a busy and successful two day trade event with many of their dealers in attendance. The modern premises in Cannock were busy with Black Country Saddles authorised dealers keen to learn more about recent … Continue reading

Roscoe’s a Perfect Fit for Kate

Having ridden big warmblood horses for many years, Gloucester-based Kate Vickery wanted to down-size and ride out with her children as they became more confident in the saddle. With this in mind, at the end of May, Kate bought Roscoe … Continue reading

Winter Time Saving Tips with Gary Foggon

Winter does not have to be all about dark nights and early mornings.  In this issue international rider Gary Foggon of Team Black Country Saddles provides some handy hints to make good use of precious time throughout the autumn and … Continue reading

Gary and Who’s A Boozer Toast Success

Derbyshire-based international rider Gary Foggon recently had a clean sweep at the Draught Horse Dressage Championships. Held at Keysoe Equestrian Centre, Gary’s successes came riding Mark Caley’s home bred five-year-old, Who’s A Boozer, known as Charlie at home, and by … Continue reading

Top Tips on Ringcraft for Winter Shows

As the rider and producer of Elusive the 2016 Hack of the Year at HOYS, Jo Bates has a wealth of experience in the world of showing. Here we talk to the Black Country Saddles rider about ringcraft and what the … Continue reading

Saddle Helps Lucy to National Championships

Dressage rider Lucy Bulmer was looking to upgrade to a new saddle for her 15-year-old Belgium Warmblood, Boras when she came across the Optima from Black Country. The pair has been together since he was a young four-year-old and now … Continue reading

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