Verity Smith

Verity Smith

Preparation is the key

Preparation is the key

Spending a sleepless night before a competition worrying about the whiteness of your gloves or where on earth  you put that new packet of hair nets...

Warming up for Summer

Warming up for Summer

Warming up at a competition is, I find, always the most nerve wracking part of competing.  Most of us, as riders, have our warm up routine set.  We...

Fit for Kit, Part 2

Fit for Kit, Part 2

We expect our horse to be an athlete, equally the rider should also be an athlete. Both horse and rider need training, both mentally and physically...

Fit for Kit

Fit for Kit

Equestrian sport is one of the few sports that  require the complete fitness of two athletes, horse and rider.  We, as the rider, need to be as fit...

Horse dust allergy advice and tips

Horse dust allergy advice and tips

Dust allergies are really common and are often quite tricky for horse owners to identify as the cause of a condition that their horse is suffering ...

Finding Mr Right, Part II

Finding Mr Right, Part II

Verity shares with us part two of her story about how she found her "Mr Right" in Sweden. Armed with Mum, a gold notebook, impractical shoes and th...

Finding Mr Right

Finding Mr Right

Before I write about how Kit and I are getting along with our training, I thought it was important to write about how I came to find my ‘Mr Right’....

History of Guide Dogs for the Blind

History of Guide Dogs for the Blind

This is the third of our blog posts about Verity Smith, our Para Dressage Rider who is heading to Rio 2016. Equus is thrilled to be able to bring y...

Introducing Uffa, a fantastic guide dog for the blind

Introducing Uffa, a fantastic guide dog ...

This is the second of our blog posts about Verity Smith, our Para Dressage Rider who is heading to Rio 2016. Equus is thrilled to be able to bring ...

The Beginning of the Journey.. Blind, Blonde and Bold...

The Beginning of the Journey.. Blind, Bl...

Introducing Verity Smith, our newly sponsored Para Dressage Rider. Verity has set off on a journey to be a member of the Team GB Para Dressage team...