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Camilla Hardie

“I live in Shropshire with my long suffering husband, who was once described as ‘non-horsey’ and now, 10 years down the line, seems to have picked up a lot from my constant horse speak! I have had horses all my life, attending Pony Club, showing, eventing and jumping from a young age. I have 5 horses, gathered over many years;

Onny Charlie Pride

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My successful 15hh WHP who also competed in plenty of Pony Club teams and started my affiliation’s with the BSJA and BHTA (as they were then). I’ve owned him for 26 years, he is now 32 and the boss of the team. My mother accredits him for most of her grey hair, being a very typical Welsh Cob partbred. He will still push me over to get to the good grass!

Lord of the Dance

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My 17.2hh black Irish Sports horse who is now 21 and semi-retired. I produced him from a 4 year old, a successful eventer and showjumper. We always flew round the cross country in record time due to his long legs but usually failed at the dressage! He pulls very impressive grumpy faces but doesn’t mean a word of it!

Beau Jangles

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Beau Jangles, 16.2hh KWPN, suffered a devastating kick on Christmas Day 2012 severing a tendon. After a long slow recovery he’s back to top form and headed to the Mitsubishi Motors Cup in 2016 as well as the Blue Chip Showjumping Championships – anything else now is an incredible bonus. He has always been a very quirky horse, he will stamp on fence rails till they snap, rip up anything left within reach and squeaks after every jump!

For the Boys

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For The Boys, at 17hh, my cow pony of unknown breeding. He is the ultimate all-rounder, in 2015 and 2016 we qualified for the Royal International as a coloured hunter, the Blue Chip Showjumping Championships in 3 classes, the Corinithan Cup at the Festival of British Eventing and the BRC Intermediate Dressage championships. He never says no to anything, well, maybe the odd water jump which is his ‘bête noir’. He has a very kind nature and loves a cuddle, wastes me valuable mucking out time!

Kellythorpes Adonis G

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Finally, the newest recruit is Kellythorpes Adonis G, a rising 5 year old piebald warmblood, he has some big cow pony shoes to fill but he has a wonderful temperament and has proved very genuine so far. Possibly will aim him at some age classes this year or BYEH. He has vveeerrryyyyyy long ears which I am hoping he’ll grow into!

My Global Herbs must haves are Restore, MuscleUp and PolleneX.”

Update from Camilla Hardie!

We’ve had a busy few months since my last update… Firstly was The Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships, for the 5th consecutive year, Beau and Dougal went for their customary stay away at Hartpury. Picking up a placing in the warm up class, but both had the same fence down in the Discovery Championship despite […]

Camilla Hardie Update – Stafford Horse Trials

Back to eventing for Beau and Dougal as they tackle Stafford Horse Trials… “This week signalled the week we’ve all been waiting for… the start of the eventing season. I felt tremendously under prepared, having spent the last few weeks entirely caught up in our house sale, the boys have been to no lessons, no […]

Camilla Hardie Update – Somerford & Tushingham

Camilla had the chance to use her hatcam out at Somerford, and Bailey has been enjoying some arena eventing at Tushingham! Last week I had chance to take Beau and Dougal with a friend for a pre-season tune up to Somerford farm ride. It’s about 7 miles of all weather surface so combining some good […]

Camilla Hardie Update – A Springy New Surface

Camilla’s arena has had a face-lift, but the weather is still getting in the way! “I have spent this week marvelling how wonderful my arena looks after giving it a face-lift with a new surface. It was hard work raking it out but it was definitely worth it. Riding on it for the first time […]

Camilla Hardie Update – A Successful Week

Dressage and arena eventing for Camilla Hardie’s team this week, and a few red rossies to boot!   “Managed a midweek excursion for some eventer’s dressage this week. Bailey did his first BE test, BE97, a new test to me also. He did everything asked and warmed up like a proper grown up giving me […]

Camilla Hardie Update

It was a big week for young cow pony Bailey last week as he went to his first big pony party with Team GH rider Camilla Hardie…   “This week was a big week for baby Bailey. His first Championships for the British Eventing Jump Training Finals at Hartpury. I was quite reluctant to enter […]

Camilla Hardie Update

Camilla Hardie entered into her local Ride for Research Dressage League event last week. Find out how she got on with Bailey and Dougal… “So this week we were entered in the first in the series of dressage competitions at Ashwoods for Ride for Research, a series jointly sponsored by our own Global Herbs. I braved […]

Camilla Hardie Update

The weather hasn’t been too kind lately to Team GH rider Camilla Hardie, but she’s not letting it stop her! “Busy weekend to welcome in February. Saturday we went to the coldest venue on the planet, Kelsall Hill. As denoted by its name, the fact that it’s on a hill means it is exposed and […]

Camilla Hardie Update

Camilla took Bailey and Beau for a trip out last week, where Beau made it clear that he’d much rather be jumping than doing dressage! “The last weekend in January I veered as close to BD as I have ever been… for a go at their new Combined Training series. Bailey was entered in the […]

Camilla Hardie Update

Not-so baby Bailey has been strutting his stuff with Team GH rider Camilla Hardie at the British Eventing Jump Training with Andrew Bennie and Jeanette Brakewell:   “With the weather on the chilly side, I’ve not been terribly enthusiastic about anything this week. I spent a while trying to find a competition to go to […]

Camilla Hardie Update

Camilla has fallen victim to the rubbish British weather this week, but the horses haven’t gotten off too lightly! “Bit of typical British Winter this week. Had entered to go arena eventing on Saturday, but with the weather forecasters foretelling biblical snow for Thursday night, they cancelled it with early warning. I searched for alternative […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“It seems a long time since I have written an update, so long ago that it was last year. Since that time, I have been abroad on holiday where horses were a blissful distant memory. Santa had to deliver his presents to a hotel and the sun was lovely and relaxing. I landed into Birmingham, […]

Camilla Hardie’s Review of 2016

Wow-wee what a year. Probably my greatest equestrian year. It’ll be hard to top. We’ve completed all our aims and everyone has finished the year sound and happy, what more can you want? Where to start? The Blue Chip Showjumping Championships was our first big outing, always demonstrating that pure showjumping indoors can be quite […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“This week signalled Bailey’s first showjumping lesson, at a new indoor venue for him. We arrived in the dark and he marched straight off the lorry into the indoor full of show jumps and totally ‘got on with it’. We were joined by 2 other horses so it was a great experience for him. We […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“We have had a quiet couple of weeks competing wise. Mother Nature has thrown it at us somewhat so we had to spend a few weekends retrieving our field shelter from the other side of a 15 foot hedge. So the boys have all been just ticking along, mainly hacking when the weather allows.  At […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“Last weekend was a busy one. Saturday Beau and Dougal were ferried down the motorway to Solihull for the Joshua Jones Blue Chip qualifier. One thing is for certain at Solihull, there will be plenty in the class. True to form we rolled onto an already full car park at 10am, and entered into the […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“We have had a bit of a revelation this week, Bailey had the dentist. He’s had his teeth done twice in the year I have had him, including removing a Woolf tooth, but he has never been settled in his mouth. He had 3 baby caps still stuck, so time for the dentist.  He found lots […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“This week Dougal is just slopping about, I’m keeping him entertained with a little low key hacking. Bailey has been back in work for a couple of weeks and is ticking over, and Beau was entered for Kelsall arena eventing on Saturday.  Friday morning, Beau came in lame. No heat, no swelling, nothing, he’s never had […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“As the weather starts changing and the days are getting shorter, we zoom into the last event of the year. Last year I did so many events all over the country I decided this year to finish a little earlier, at Weston Park. The horses have nothing left to prove for me this year so […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“With just 2 events left this year, my alarm was set for ‘eventing o’clock’ for the penultimate one at Kelsall. I think Kelsall is one of my most favourite events, it’s local, dressage arenas are flat, showjumping arena is large, cross country is big and bold with great viewing, and it’s always so friendly and […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“This week has been very quiet on the horse front, as we allowed ourselves a night out, only my 3rd weekend off this year! Dougal and I did however go on a fun ride which is 2 miles down the road, and on such a beautiful day it would be rude not too. He is […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“After splatting in a puddle at Kingswood I spent this week doing the bare minimum so my back pain could ease in time for Blenheim. A very kind lady offered me her stabling just 15 minutes from Blenheim so we didn’t have to leave at 3 in the morning, and we all had a peaceful […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“Last weekend we went arena eventing for our chance to hone our skills before the championships this weekend at Blenheim. Sadly some one upset Mother Nature and Saturday rained and rained and rained. Pleased that I wasn’t stood out in a grass field waiting to go cross country, I walked the course in the outdoor arena […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“Last week Bailey was entered for his first hunter trials, we entered the 80cm at Tushingham. It was the perfect introduction to competitive cross country, nice and calm and low key. Until I hopped out of the lorry and found I was parked next to Emily Gilruth! Muttering something under my breath about can’t go […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“A quiet week for a change, I just took Bailey off to a local arena with a course of show jumps set out to practise control! I put all the fences at about 90cm and played around with speed and direction. Only when putting the course together did I discover that he finds left turns […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“Well, this weekend was one of those to put down as ‘a learning experience’. Off to Bold Heath with Beau entered in his first Novice and Bailey entered in the 4 year old class. Beau did a nice dressage, no spooks for a change to get 30 which was pleasing for his first Novice, I […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“After a large amount of unpacking, washing and packing we were off to our last big championships of the year, the Corinthian Cup at the Festival of British Eventing, feeling somewhat apprehensive as ‘something’ had been troubling Dougal for some weeks. Although no real lack in performance he seemed short of breath, despite galloping religiously […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“So where were we? Way back in mid July was Stafford Horse Trials. I dressage wrote on the Friday, as useful and interesting as ever, in the rain, but come Sunday, my day to compete, the temperature must have risen 15 degrees! Just Beau entered in the BE100plus, he was very unsettled by the flies […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“This week my lorry passed it’s plating and came home Thursday, so Thursday I loaded up Bailey and Beau to take them on an outing! We just went to do some clear round as they have lacked practise, and I thought I’d pop Bailey round his first 90cm, ahead of his Burghley Young Event Horse […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“It’s been a quiet few weeks at Hardie horsey headquarters. For the first time in a year I had a few days off to visit Glastonbury festival of performing arts. You’d think a life spent in wellies chasing horses about muddy fields would stand me in good stead, but it was as muddy and testing […]

Camilla Hardie Update

A quick update from Camilla before she heads off to Glastonbury – we hope she doesn’t get too wet! – GH “It seems this week our house managed to escape the flash flooding that has affected most parts of the region. It was, however, prevalent when I visited Bolesworth International on Wednesday to help groom […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“This week Bailey did his first combined training, at Tushingham. His other 4 dressage outings have all been prelim 7 so it was nice to go and do a different test of prelim 13, even if it did include give and retake of rein and 3 centre lines! He did a sweet test for his […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“This week started with Dougal going to Stafford County Show, entered in the ridden coloured horse, a Royal International qualifier. This is our most local County Show so we go every year. Definitely the hardest part of coloured showing is keeping them clean! Sadly we were in a smaller ring than usual and the ground […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“This week has been all about perfecting the art of poulticing (as if I needed more practise!). Poor Dougal’s abscess burst out his heel and looked sore for a few days, he’s on Restore and Lymphblend to help him back to top form a little quicker. Luckily he and Beau had nothing planned so an […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“After our trip around Llanymynech was cut short by the water jump, I decided this week to take Dougal back there for a cross country school, vowing not to leave until he’d got his feet wet! We stuck to the flow of the BE course and the first water comes up quickly, we jumped through […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“This week I was suffering from a serious case of post Badminton blues! After 6 months in preparation it was all over in a flash and back to reality. Beau has had a well deserved week off to relax and chill in the field, his first full week off since he came back from injury […]

Camilla Hardie’s Badminton Update

“Been a long week this one! Started last Saturday with a trip down to Bury Farm for the British Riding Clubs Intermediate Dressage Championships, for which our team from Bradleydale Riding Club had qualified. Seeing as it was our 5th Wedding Anniversary, I took along my husband as navigator, possibly not the wisest decision. We […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“Phew, the end of another hectic weekend! This week signalled dental check ups on all 5 horses with just a little routine rasping required, followed by an Osteopath visit to ensure Beau and Dougal are firing on all cylinders. The weekend was a busy one, Saturday an early start to attend the NCPA Kelsall Hill […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“Bit of an upside down week for me this week. My aim was Sapey horse trials for Wednesday, but with all the rain they very wisely made the early call to cancel giving me chance to re-plan our week. I booked Somerford Park for Tuesday for XC schooling, sadly Monday night brought with it a […]

Camilla Hardie Update

“This week was a little more sedate than last, just taking the main boys to some dressage training. After their previous week’s hooligans holiday show jumping they were both definitely still in jump mode. We ran through the new BE Novice test that we were aiming to do at Sapey, and in the ½ 10m […]

Team GH – Camilla Hardie Update

“Last week was full of preparation for our first event of the season, Aston-Le-Walls BE100 for both Beau and Dougal in the Open. Stud holes were fitted, last bit of canter work done, I spent Friday afternoon washing tails and legs in the snow… to then get a text to say it was abandoned. Unsurprised […]

Team GH – Camilla Hardie Update

“I started off this week by taking Beau and Dougal for their first XC school of the year to Somerford Park to use their huge arena XC facility. Covering 3 acres it is some facility, including their vast water complex and fences of all types. Both horses were great and have plenty of confidence going into […]

Team GH – Camilla Hardie Update

“This week definitely got better! Still suffering from spikey back pain I have spent most of the week being frustrated at having such pain whilst riding, so have been lunging and juggling horsey days off whilst still having to muck out. I did treat myself, instead of the horses, to a Chiropractor session which greatly […]

Team GH – Camilla Hardie Update

“I have had horses long enough to know that not much ever goes to plan with them, and this week was testament to my beliefs! Started on Monday, dropping my lorry off and being promised it would be back with me by the weekend. I dutifully entered 2 horses in 2 classes each at Sunday’s forthcoming […]

Team GH – Camilla Hardie Update

“I had a very sedate Christmas period by my standards, which although relaxing, means I now need to get going in 2016. The horses have had their saddles checked and the osteopath out so it is all systems go. This week we started with dressage boot camp taking Beau and Dougal for a dressage lesson […]

TEAM GH – Introducing Camilla Hardie!

We are excited to introduce Camilla Hardie, our newest member of Team GH and her horses! “I am very excited to be picked as Global Herbs Rising Star for 2016. As a long time user of a variety of Global Herbs products I hope it will make 2016 a super year!  I’ll introduce myself – […]

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