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My name is Miranda and Jolly Jumper is the pony.


Invictus and Samantha Hurley

National Junior Hunter Finals

Summer ‘14


Lucky schooling 

Summer 2014


Illustrations by Olga Cuttell


Tannenhof’s Conteur

「Contender x Ofarim H」

Holsteiner Stallion


early morning ride 🙌




What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?



50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

Perfectly said. 




Scott Stewart

Devon 2014

Is there a reason for the towel on the rail?

Probably to make the horse expect the unexpected and to jump over strange things once it enters the ring! You don’t want your hunters to be spooky during their rounds

My trainer does this all the time when we’re schooling at shows! Just to get the horses ready to expect the unexpected and change things up a little bit.

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