DIY Equestrian Christmas Gifts

Not sure exactly what to get your horsey friends and family? Make them something personal and special, something that you know they will really appreciate. Trent Park Equestrian Centre have searched for some fun DIY projects for you to give to your equestrian loved ones. Decorated Horseshoes  Horseshoes are always easy to find after the farrier…

A History of Trent Country Park

Trent Country Park has a rich and colourful history, one which includes royalty, WWII spies and an abundance of nature. Trent Park was part of Enfield Chase in the fourteenth century, one of Henry IV’s privately owned and favourite hunting grounds. For 350 years Trent Park served as royal hunting grounds, with Henry VIII, Elizabeth…

21 Reasons Why It’s Good to Have a Horse Crazy Kid

Every parent dreads that day when their child begins asking “Please can I have a pony?”. In reality, speaking from my personal childhood experiences, growing up around ponies and horses is actually a very positive environment. It has a huge impact and ability to positively shape and teach our youngsters about life. Horse riding gives you confidence…

The Horses are Ready for Winter

Autumn is quickly drawing to a close. The dreaded winter is setting in…………. With the weather changing fast, bright summer nights have disappeared and now it’s a frantic dash to get to the yard to ride the horses before it’s too cold and dark. Not only do we feel differently during winter, we all have to…

10 Ways to Bond with Your Horse

Be There The more you are there for your horse the closer you will become. Work to build up a strong relationship grooming, tacking up, feeding and bathing them. Those countless hours of bonding will matter when your horse is scared, it will look to you for guidance and trust you. You gradually become aware…

5 Ways to Improve Your Riding

No rider is perfect and we can all do with slight improvements. Here are a few tips to think about when you next jump onto the horse. Be Confident Fear and anxiety is the largest barrier to any riders success. Is that fence is too high or that horse a little too spooky? When the…

30 Fun Facts About Your Horse

A horse’s teeth take up a larger amount of space in their head than their brain. Department stores keep their perfume section near the front of the store because in the Old West, horses pooped on the street There are more horses in Mongolia than people. Mongolian tribes were the first to domesticate the horse,…

Top 10 mistakes that new riders make & how to fix them.

It is inevitable that new riders will make mistakes and learn as their riding develops. Here is a list of the top 10 mistakes that new riders make when starting to learn to ride and how to fix them. Do any of them apply to you? Raising your hands in the air As part of…

BHS Courses – The Progressive Riding Test Course

The BHS Progressive Riding Tests (PRT) is a popular course option for clients at Trent Park Equestrian Centre. The Progressive Riding Test Course (PRT) is a British Horse Society (BHS) run scheme for anyone wanting to improve and enhance their riding and horse care skills. It is also a recognised BHS qualification and enables those…

Our Special Shetlands

Why Shetland Ponies are the best.  This world famous breed originate from the Shetland Isles and still graze wild across the Isle to this day.Amazingly it is not unusual for a Shetland pony to live into its 30s. They are a unique and hardy breed, able to bear all weathers with their thick mane and…