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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

Lisa’s Saddle Delight

It is always great to receive feedback from happy customers and this one from Lisa Paddleford and her local dealer Trumbull Mountain we just had to share… …”I know I’ve told you this several times, but can I tell you just … Continue reading

Master Bandsman Plays the Tune at Equifest

THE Black Country Saddles Show Hunter championship at Equifest provided a feast of quality on the Thursday Evening Performance. With the first and second from the Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight sections through, judges Richard Ramsey and Kevin Lee had the … Continue reading

Gary Foggon and Gypsy Fortune Head to the National Dressage Championships

Derbyshire-based Gary Foggon and Gypsy Fortune have continued their rise up the dressage ranks by qualifying for the National Championships. Competing at the Port Royal Regionals the pair secured their ticket by finishing second in the Elementary Gold section on … Continue reading

TV Debut for Young Dressage Rider

PARA dressage rider, Izzy Palmer has caught the attention of the media recently with a television crew for ITV visiting the home of her trainer, mentor and good friend Sophie Wells to film a piece on their relationship and Paralympic … Continue reading

Black Country Saddles Sponsor Ridden Hunter Championship at Equifest

Staffordshire-based Black Country Saddles has announced an exciting new sponsorship at Equifest 2016 and will be supporting the Ridden Hunter Championship. Well-known for supporting leading names including Katy Carter, Kirstine Douglas, Jo Bates, Robert Walker, Sarah Parker and Simon Reynolds, … Continue reading

Perfecting Your Show Ring Gallop with Jayne Ross

Do you ride a Show Hunter, Show Cob, Working Hunter or Riding Horse? If so you will be required to gallop in the ring at a show. You will be asked to gallop in the go-round after walk, trot and … Continue reading

Hugely Successful Rolex Kentucky for Black Country Saddles Team

Partners Rob Cullen and John Hartley have just returned from an absolutely fantastic trip to this year’s Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event having been joined and supported by a very strong team of highly qualified BCS Dealers from all over the … Continue reading

New Dante Vinici Jump from Black Country Saddles

THE new Dante Vinici Jump from Black Country Saddles provides a jumping saddle that is designed for optimum performance of the horse and the rider. Designed to enhance rider position when show jumping, the Dante Vinici is a fantastic example … Continue reading

Gypsy Fortune Heads for British Dressage Winter National Championships

Derbyshire-based Gary Foggon and the 16.2hh bay mare, Gypsy Fortune have secured not just one but three tickets to the Winter Dressage Championships. Competing at Myerscough Regional Championships the pair secured their first ticket finishing second in the Elementary Open … Continue reading