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Introducing Mat – by Lisa Gregory

I am so lucky that I have an expert support team, which is essential to keep a facility of the size of Cannock Chase Trekking Centre running to my high standards. The health and happiness of all my horses is my priority, and I leave nothing to chance when it comes to their care. I […]

Introducing Karl – by Lisa Gregory

A dedicated and hard-working team is absolutely essential to keep an equestrian business the size of Cannock Chase Trekking Centre working efficiently. With 46 horses to care for, clients to keep safe and happy, and a popular bistro to run we have a busy life! And I am lucky enough to have first-class workers, from my yard […]

Summer – By Lisa Gregory

Writing a Horse of the Week blog might sound like a simple task, but it’s actually quite tricky. And that is because all my horses here at Cannock Chase Trekking Centre are so fabulous! I am sure you would all agree! This week’s nomination was an easy one, and it is one that came from several […]

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’, […]