Equestrian

Lakeland farmers are fighting to preserve a way of life and the future of the fell ponies which have helped shape a special landscape.

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The traditional ways make good horse sense to a family-run logging firm from Grange

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Our intrepid reporter joined a riot and had a close encounter with the giant police horses who help keep the county safe.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

A former event rider who broke both her arms in a fall has created a safe place for people going through difficult times.

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It’s horses for courses on meditation and well-being in Windermere with some creativity thrown in.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Victoria Smith always loved horses but her high pressure job meant she had little time to ride – until she met a deer in the Forest of Bowland

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

A devastating riding accident may have saved Katherine Beaumont from a life of anxiety and stress. Now she is sharing her experience.

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When photographer Emma Campbell fell in love with Lakeland’s fell ponies she decided to raise their profile with a special project.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Whether you’re horse crazy or just along for the ride, equine related events are an important part of the social calendar

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Farmer’s daughter Emma Sayers is now one of the UK’s top women jockeys. She talks to Martin Pilkington about striving for success and sexism in the sport.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Interest in dressage continues to grow and in the north we have some of the best exponents and finest teachers. Writer and photographer Sandy Kitching met one.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Saddle making is an almost exclusively male occupation but that didn’t deter Lancashire’s Michelle Miller, writes Mairead Mahon.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

A serious injury caused by car thieves set Mike Clark’s life in an entirely new direction – one with a happy ending

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The sun shone down on racing revellers at the Rose of Lancaster Stakes Ladies Day at Haydock Park.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rochdale’s Esther Marie Towler is highlighting the risk to our native horses with a stunning photography project

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Photographer Beth Eastham joins the crowds at Myerscough for a weekend of fun

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Photographer Rob Powell has a passion for raw, natural shots of horses. Here, he opens up his portfolio for Lancashire Life readers

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Monday, May 2, 2016

A young woman based in Padiham is working hard to make the 2020 Olympic dressage team. She spoke to Roger Borrell

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Horse lovers from across the country will be heading to Lancashire this year to see animals from one of the world’s most striking breeds being put through their paces.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is approaching fast, and it’s shaping up to be a busy schedule for this stunning event held in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House on 13th-15th May

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Monday, February 1, 2016

We visit Penny Farm, a centre in Blackpool that rescues and rehabilitates horses and gets them galloping back to health. Emma Mayoh reports

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The owners of a newly renovated hotel near Preston are investigating its historic associations with horse racing, writes Eileen Jones

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World-class riders, champagne, fire breathers... there was so much to see at the inaugural Liverpool International Horse Show

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Young photographer Matthew Savage set up a rainswept shoot of Bowland loggers and their remarkable horses

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Striking Friesian horses may be big but they are also graceful and fleet of foot and they will be coming to Lancashire this month. Mike Glover met one owner. Photography by Sandy Kitching

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Friday, August 7, 2015

When things go wrong, North West horse owners have a world-class facility on their doorstep. Martin Pilkington reports

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Guests of Lancashire Life spent a day at one of Britain’s loveliest racecourses - in the historic South Lakes village of Cartmel.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

A devastating theft made a young woman rethink her life and it led to a new and creative career

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

It was suddenly in vogue when Lady Mary was filmed riding side saddle and now it has helped Clitheroe’s Sarah Parry develop a business. Joyce Bishop reports

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A trio of charities have been boosted by a Lancashire businessman who is dedicated to helping others

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Seventeen years ago Southport’s Lisa Marriott told Lancashire Life about her ambition to become a top horsewoman. Gill Fell found out if she got her wish.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Our bond with horses is well-known but is it strong enough to help solve our emotional problems? Alison Coleman finds out

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lancashire Life starts its 65th birthday celebrations with a trip to Haydock Races<br/>Photography by: John Cocks

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Monday, June 4, 2012

A Lytham company steeped in history is helping to keep horses healthy across the planet. Roger Borrell reports Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Fell ponies are making a return to Lakeland's historic pack horse routes, as Paul Mackenzie reports Photography by Kirsty Thompson

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

When a couple decided to move from Skye to the Lakes, packing was the least of their problems. What do you do with 12 huge horses? Mark Gilligan reports

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