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Buttons – By Lisa Gregory

It’s time for our latest Horse of the Week nomination – and it’s the turn of our instructor Lucy Powell to name the horse who is impressing her most at the moment. Lucy’s choice Lucy’s pick is Buttons, our beautiful tri-coloured Standard Bred x Irish gelding. Most of you know Buttons very well indeed. He […]

Saffy – by Lisa Gregory

This is the second episode of my new regular blog feature – horse of the week. As I explained in my earlier blog, I want to highlight one of my horses regularly who has shone through in their work in some way. I and my staff will nominate our choices and, as I had first […]

Oberon Foppe – by Lisa Gregory

Welcome to my new regular blog feature. Every week there is a horse that shines through for me and my staff, and we will be sharing their stories with you. It might be a horse that is going brilliantly in the school, or one that has given a beginner rider their first canter out on […]

Montana Diaries – Part 4 by Lisa Gregory

Montana – the perfect package My training journey with our beautiful mare Montana is proving to be both exciting and very satisfying. I have loved this little girl since the moment I delivered her when she was born four years ago. I always believed she would be very special and she is already proving me […]

The Montana Diaries – Part 3 by Lisa Gregory

Montana makes delightful progress with her training I have been delighted so far with the progress made by our lovely Montana, the latest of the young horses here at the Trekking Centre to be trained and made ready for clients to ride. As you no doubt all know Montana is one of my home breds […]

THE MONTANA DIARIES – Part 2 by Lisa Gregory

I hope you all enjoyed the first part of my Montana Diaries, in which I will be taking you on my training journey with our lovely home bred girl. As I explained in Part One I thought you would be interested in hearing about how I train a young horse from the very first step. […]

The Montana Diaries

THE MONTANA DIARIES Part One – by Lisa Gregory Of all the blogs I have written over the last couple of years one of the most popular has been my insight into how I trained our lovely young Andalusian mare Nymeria. I have trained many horses over the years – I hate the expression ‘breaking’, […]


A WEIGHTY SUBJECT By Lisa Gregory One of the most sensitive and controversial subject being talked about in the equestrian world at the moment is rider weight and its possible damaging effect on horses.  Without doubt people have got bigger over the years and as the owner of a busy equestrian centre this weighty issue […]

Seasons on The Chase

SEASONS ON THE CHASE by Lisa Gregory Here at the trekking centre we are so lucky to have the glorious open countryside of Cannock Chase literally as our back garden. Go through our gate and you will find yourself in thousands of acres of perfect riding country, with just the occasional road to cross. The […]

Herd Life – Part Two

HERD LIFE – PART TWO One of the more unusual aspects of our happy herd is the number of family relationships we have. It adds an extra dimension to the enjoyment of watching them out in the field. I love to see the whole herd interacting and at play and it is extra special when, […]