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10 Easy Equestrian Home Workouts to Improve Your Riding
June 13, 2022 | Health & WellbeingLifestyleRidingUncategorized
10 Easy Equestrian Home Workouts to Improve Your Riding

Do you want to improve your riding but don't have time to go to the stables? Or maybe you're recovering from an injury and can't make it to your regular riding lessons? Whatever the reason, we've got you covered! This…

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LeMieux Colors: Past and Present
April 27, 2022 | LifestyleRidingStyle
LeMieux Colors: Past and Present

LeMieux is a well-known, premier equestrian apparel company based in the UK. They have been in business since 2004, and over the years, they have developed a comprehensive line of clothing and accessories for horse riders. While their classic colors…

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7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Horse-Riding Helmet
March 21, 2022 | equestrian gearHorseRidingStyle
7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Horse-Riding Helmet

Your horse-riding helmet is one of the most important purchases you will make. You want peace of mind knowing that while you're horseback riding, you're as safe as you can be. If you read the head injury statistics associated with horse-riding, it…

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Bringing Equestrian Style into Your Home
February 23, 2022 | HorseLifestyleRidingStyle
Bringing Equestrian Style into Your Home

If you love horses, why not bring a touch of equestrian style into your home! Check out some contemporary equestrian homeware from one of our favorite Design retailers. We also have some ideas for upcycling and reusing some of your…

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A Beginner’s Guide to British Equestrian Strength Training
February 22, 2022 | Ridingstrength training
A Beginner’s Guide to British Equestrian Strength Training

Equestrian isn’t just sitting on a horse for hours enjoying the view. The equestrian sport takes laser focus, stellar balance, and optimal strength to be successful. But what exactly does a person need to do to strength train for their…

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Equestrian Goals for the Year Ahead
January 31, 2022 | HorseLifestyleRiding
Equestrian Goals for the Year Ahead

The New Year brings a time for reflection and when better to set equestrian goals for the year ahead. What are you hoping to achieve with your horse this year? Are there any specific targets that you would like to…

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Top Ten Equestrian Products of 2021
January 4, 2022 | equestrian gearhorse blanketsHorse TackRidingstable suppliesStyle
Top Ten Equestrian Products of 2021

Top Ten Equestrian Products of 2021 Just like the other two million horse owners and riders in the United States, you always strive to present yourself as a top-of-the-line horse rider. This means having top-of-the-line equestrian gear and apparel. So, as 2022…

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3 Ways to Turn Your Equestrian Hobby into a Fun Family Affair
December 7, 2021 | Riding
3 Ways to Turn Your Equestrian Hobby into a Fun Family Affair

3 Ways to Turn Your Equestrian Hobby into a Fun Family Affair Anyone who loves horse riding and has a family will know it can be tough to balance both. You want to spend time with your loved ones, but…

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An English Saddle Pad Buying Guide
October 1, 2021 | HorseHorse TackRiding
An English Saddle Pad Buying Guide

An English Saddle Pad Buying Guide Did you know that the equipment you choose can greatly affect the comfort of your horse? If you choose the wrong equestrian accessories, you risk exposing your horse to more strain, friction, and other injuries while…

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Why Use Tendon Boots for Horses?
September 19, 2021 | HorseRiding
Why Use Tendon Boots for Horses?

Why Use Tendon Boots for Horses? There's nothing like riding a thoroughbred through an open field of wildflowers. And if you've never had the chance to, you can at least imagine the glory of an open sky and a field…

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Meet the Team
August 13, 2021 | Business NewsEventsOutdoorsRiding
Meet the Team

Who are Country & Stable? We are an independent retailer of quality English, European and American equestrian products, and British Country apparel. Founded in the small English Market Town of Olney, which is home of the hymn Amazing Grace, we…

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Meet Amanda Shirtcliffe, our Great British Sponsored Para Dressage Rider
July 8, 2021 | EventsHorseOutdoorsRiding
Meet Amanda Shirtcliffe, our Great British Sponsored Para Dressage Rider

Meet Amanda Shirtcliffe, our Great British Sponsored Para Dressage Rider We have proudly been sponsoring Amanda Shirtcliffe for several years now and have seen her develop into an International Para Athlete and gain a place on the World Class Squad.…

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Flex-On Stirrups – The Equestrian Brand Taking the World by Storm
June 18, 2021 | HorseRidingStyle
Flex-On Stirrups – The Equestrian Brand Taking the World by Storm

Flex-On Stirrups – The Equestrian Brand Taking the World by Storm Favored by professional and amateur riders alike, they Flex-On Stirrups are a revolutionary product. Backed up by scientific research and made with innovative technology and materials, Flex-On stirrups are…

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Four Ways to be a more Sustainable Rider
April 28, 2021 | Riding
Four Ways to be a more Sustainable Rider

Four Ways to be a more Sustainable Rider Sustainability is more than just a trendy buzzword. It has become a topic of considerable importance globally and has impacted the equestrian world. In 2017, FEI made it clear that they were…

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No Need to be Tech-Savvy for These Swoon-Worthy Wearables
April 21, 2021 | RidingStyle
No Need to be Tech-Savvy for These Swoon-Worthy Wearables

No Need to be Tech-Savvy for These Swoon-Worthy Wearables Some wearables are prominent, such as smartwatches and FitBits, whereas others are woven into the fabric of an article of clothing or equipment. For riders and horses’ everyday use, wearables are…

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How to Take Your Equestrian Gear from Stable to Sidewalk
March 19, 2021 | RidingStyle
How to Take Your Equestrian Gear from Stable to Sidewalk

How to Take Your Equestrian Gear from Stable to Sidewalk Fashion admirers have emulated equestrian style for a long time. The polished, tailored, and elegant vibe of the classic equestrian aesthetic is something you can embrace by pairing sophisticated pieces…

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How to Measure for Boots
January 12, 2021 | equestrian gearRiding
How to Measure for Boots

How to Measure for Boots Proper boot fit is easily achieved. Apply the simple measurements detailed below to get the comfort and performance you desire. For Riding Boots: Wear the breeches or tights and socks you are most likely to…

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Understanding Equestrian Judges’ Scores
January 11, 2021 | HorseRiding
Understanding Equestrian Judges’ Scores

Understanding Equestrian Judges’ Scores Any time you earn a blue ribbon in hunter or equitation disciplines, you probably don’t think about how the judges evaluated your performance. You may feel the same way about a red… unless you feel you…

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Boots Fit For Riding
May 13, 2020 | RidingStyle
Boots Fit For Riding

A well-fitted riding boot is an essential piece to any equestrian’s ensemble. While they tend to be the last piece reached for, essentially pulling the outfit together, they serve a much greater purpose. Riding boots are designed to help you…

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Riding in the Winter
January 17, 2020 | HorseOutdoorsRiding
Riding in the Winter

With shorter daylight hours and icy temperatures sweeping across the U.S., understanding your horse’s needs is critical to keeping your horse happy and healthy in the approaching winter. Here are our best tips for Riding in the Winter   Use…

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Horse Show Essentials
January 17, 2020 | HorseRiding
Horse Show Essentials

Horse shows can be overwhelming. Being prepared is always a great way to ease some of the stress and tension of show day. From weekend long events to one day only shows, preparation is key in making sure that you…

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Riding Helmets: Heads Up!
January 16, 2020 | OutdoorsRiding
Riding Helmets: Heads Up!

https://vimeo.com/381195551 After your saddle, the riding helmet may be the most overt reference to the sport’s British roots. But make no mistake: It is serious equipment.

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Boots & Wraps: On Sounder Footing
January 16, 2020 | HorseRiding
Boots & Wraps: On Sounder Footing

https://vimeo.com/381200448   Applying a polo wraps, brushing boots or a tendon boots. It's important to know how each prevents injuries or promotes healing.

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Saddlepads: The Right Connection With Your Horse
January 16, 2020 | HorseOutdoorsRiding
Saddlepads: The Right Connection With Your Horse

https://vimeo.com/381193665 The variety of saddlepad options and materials can be confusing. Different situations call for different equipment.

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Icing Technique: A Stimulating Perspective
January 16, 2020 | Health & WellbeingHorseRiding
Icing Technique: A Stimulating Perspective

https://vimeo.com/381197256 Adding stimulation when icing your horse’s legs can accelerate the treatment. But there can also be too much of a good thing.

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Brush vs. Mitts: A Handy Guide for Grooming Gear
January 16, 2020 | HorseRiding
Brush vs. Mitts: A Handy Guide for Grooming Gear

Brush vs. Mitts: A Handy Guide for Grooming Gear https://vimeo.com/381198347 Nothing brings us closer to our horse than pre- and post-exercise grooming. The right kit makes the most of this special bond.

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How To Choose The Right Saddle Pad For Your Horse
February 23, 2018 | HorseRiding
How To Choose The Right Saddle Pad For Your Horse

As a rider, you’ll know how much different equipment is needed for you and your horse. Some of it we probably don’t even need but we buy it anyway! However, one thing that’s essential for your horse’s comfort is a…

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Woof Wear – A Favorite Equestrian Brand
February 7, 2018 | HorseRiding
Woof Wear - A Favorite Equestrian Brand

Woof Wear - A Favorite Equestrian Brand Here at Country & Stable, we’re huge fans of Woof Wear. Thanks to Louise Woof and her invention of the ‘woof boot’, the first neoprene horse boot, we’re now able to use boots…

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Women’s Jodhpurs, Breeches & Riding Tights
January 17, 2018 | EventsRiding
Women’s Jodhpurs, Breeches & Riding Tights

When riding, there are some items of clothing that are absolutely essential. A good pair of jodhpurs, breeches or riding tights should be front and center of your equestrian wardrobe. We're here to show you the best women’s jodhpurs, breeches…

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Essential Winter Horse Riding Tips & Advice
January 11, 2018 | HorseRiding
Essential Winter Horse Riding Tips & Advice

Here are some essential winter horse riding tips & advice. As with most outdoor activities, summer is the time that we really get motivated. The warmer, drier weather, longer days. If you’re anything like us then you can spend from…

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Horse Boots & Bandages Buying Guide
August 18, 2017 | HorseRiding
Horse Boots & Bandages Buying Guide

Over the course of an average day of training  your horse will encounter a huge amount of strain on their legs. It’s only natural that four legs, which support between 400 - 1000 Kg, will receive their fair share of…

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Caring For Your Horse In The Summer Months
August 8, 2017 | HorseRiding
Caring For Your Horse In The Summer Months

Caring For Your Horse In The Summer Months As temperatures soar and the level of humidity increases, the heat can really take its toll on horses in the summer months. In these kinds of conditions, it’s important to undertake the…

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The Best Equestrian Clothing For Your Kids
July 17, 2017 | OutdoorsRiding
The Best Equestrian Clothing For Your Kids

Here at Country & Stable we have a great selection of equestrian clothing for kids that we’re truly proud to offer. We’ve got tops and polos, boots and footwear, jackets and coats and accessories! Find equestrian apparel for girls and…

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Top Dressage Tips for Competing in your First Show
April 10, 2017 | HorseRiding
Top Dressage Tips for Competing in your First Show

Top Dressage Tips for Competing in your First Show You've put in the hard yards. The hours and hours of practice and training, the falls, the tears, the money spent on the horse show clothes. And now you're taking the plunge…

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What Does a Fly Mask Do & Do You Need One?
March 31, 2017 | HorseRiding
What Does a Fly Mask Do & Do You Need One?

If you’re new to the world of equestrian and horse riding, then you may have heard people talking about fly masks, or seen them mentioned online, but do you know what they’re actually for? This article is going to tell…

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What Are The Essential Women’s Clothes For Horse Shows?
March 24, 2017 | Riding
What Are The Essential Women's Clothes For Horse Shows?

What Are The Essential Women's Clothes For Horse Shows? When competing, it’s obviously your skills on the horse that’s key to getting a good result. However, your clothing and overall appearance is also incredibly important in upholding standards and putting…

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What’s The Difference Between Jodhpurs, Riding Tights & Breeches?
March 24, 2017 | OutdoorsRiding
What's The Difference Between Jodhpurs, Riding Tights & Breeches?

For anyone with an interest in horse riding, riding pants and breeches should be considered wardrobe essentials. Some may claim the two terms are interchangeable. But, there are a few subtle differences that make one or the other more suitable…

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Find the right balance with your horse & yoga
January 2, 2017 | HorseRiding
Find the right balance with your horse & yoga

Find the right balance with your horse & yoga … While we can’t speak for everyone, one of the reasons we fell in love with the equestrian life is that feeling of bliss and calm that comes over us as…

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6 Steps To Competition Turnout Perfection
October 22, 2016 | Riding
6 Steps To Competition Turnout Perfection

6 Steps To Competition Turnout Perfection You know what they say: look smart, think smart. Well, we believe that if your horse looks great when entering the ring, you are more likely to ride him like he is the best…

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