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Hosted in the horse box - Kate and Claire travel the countryside chatting to inspiring people about wildlife, farming and field sports - while you relax at home! Fed up with celebrity culture? Join us as we listen to the hidden stories behind the banjo-playing farrier and the recently retired racecourse executive, who ran two of Englands premier racecourses. So here we go ...... load the lorry, rev the engine and enjoy the ride! Contact us on fromthehorsebox@gmail.com we would love any feedback, advice, suggestions..
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Send us a Text Message.The glorious world of country clothing seen through the eyes of Patrick Barker from Crichton Bespoke. He creates a 'Saville Row experience' in the North of England, through his shop in Chester, which incorporates 'The Disguisery' cocktail bar.From hunt coat repairs, shooting tweeds to an orange suit, this is the place for the individual. How do the red trousers fit in? and much more...Please follow our Facebook / Instagram pages @fromthehorsebox and we would l...
Send us a Text Message.Artisan producers of Thomond Gate whisky and The Lost Barn coffee will get your taste buds going this month with their latest products.Nick Ryan tells a whisky galore of a story which puts us in touch with a great age of Irish whiskey production in Limerick.The Lost Barn whiskey coffee will also give you a sensational 'time capsule' experience if you taste it, its extraordinary.#thomondgatewhiskey#thelostbarncoffeeroasters#wrekinwhiskysshrewsburyPlease...
Send us a Text Message.Happy Easter everyone, with a third anniversary episode with Caroline Robinson (nee Beasley), who farms and trains a string of pointers at Sheriffhales in Shropshire, as well as acting as honorary chair of stewards panels under rules, holds two records that will never be broken. She was the first lady jockey to ride a winner at the Cheltenham Festival when she took the Foxhunters on her own Eliogarty in 1983, then the first to be successful over the Grand National cours...
Send us a Text Message.Hugo Owen co hosts the "On Hunting" and "A Dream and a Fear" podcasts.Both have riveting guests and subject matter.With a title a quotation from Joseph Conrad's novella "Heart of Darkness," "A Dream and a Fear covers stories of unimaginable hardship and bravery in the Golden Age of Antarctic Exploration to the Titanic disaster.Hugo gives us a nostalgic look at the bravery of the Great Explorers- but it is the modern world's challenges, which Hugo is taking o...
Send us a Text Message.Jonathan's dislike of bullying in any form could be a legacy of a teaching career or it could be that he has a gift for incisive debate, when dealing with the rules raining down from the Welsh Government in Cardiff.The Hand Hotel is a haven of comfort and good cheer at the heart of the rural community and I don't think "bugs" will ever be popular on the menu!Please follow our Facebook / Instagram pages @fromthehorsebox and we would love to hear any feedback on our email...
Send us a Text Message.Happy New Year to you all and we hope you will enjoy listening to our first ever recording back in February 2021.Jay's stories of hounds, hunt balls and pony club games give a picture of rural life that we all love. We look forward to bringing you more interviews in 2024!Please follow our Facebook / Instagram pages @fromthehorsebox and we would love to hear any feedback on our email address fromthehorsebox@gmail.com what question would you have liked to ask?
Send us a Text Message."It brings out the best in people" said Brian, about the massive community fund raiser that he instigated. Discover how the event has grown, with a small and committed group of people, into one of the most exciting spectacles of Christmas.Dressed as the "head elf," he guides the tractors, both vintage and modern, in synchronised flow through the villages!#Nightingale House #Hope House #therainbowfoundationpenley #welshairambulancePlease follow our Facebook / Insta...
Send us a Text Message.Peter Hall is a third generation Weald of Kent farmer whose passion for growing things is in his blood, hops, top fruit, a full range of vegetables and much more.His interest in using the advantages of a scientific approach means that he harnesses the best technology can offer. He keeps well ahead of pests and diseases with the emphasis on working with Mother Nature and the environment. As he says, "Science and technology rather than muck and magic!"#The Felix Proj...
Send us a Text Message.The Crocky Trail theme park in Cheshire is a paradise for children who want to run, jump and play in freedom. The name was inspired by Roald Dahl's poem, 'The Crocodile'"No animal is half as vileAs Crocky-Wock, the crocodile.On Saturdays he likes to crunchSix juicy children for his lunch.."and was built by Ed Walley for the children in his village.Ed's description of his farm through history and the way he has been brought up were fascinating to listen to and meet...
Send us a Text Message.'From the Horsebox' becomes 'From the Brewers' Dray' this month as we record directly from the delivery round to some of the most idyllic village pubs on the edge of the Cotswolds. The home of Hook Norton Brewery.Nick Carter is a natural horseman and spokesman, and perfect in his descriptions of the characters of the horses, Brigadier and Balmoral who are breathtaking in beauty and power. They are also very versatile in their ability to fulfil a very varied programme of...
Send us a Text Message.Winner of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents lifetime achievement award in 2019 which was a huge accolade from the industry, in recognition of a lifetime of association with top class horses.He has either bought or sold names such as Altior, Long Run and Sprinter Sacre as well as the Grand National winners, Ballabriggs, Hedgehunter, Many Clouds, Party Politics and Noble Yeats.The winners enclosures at the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals are now synonymous with D...
Send us a Text Message.Enjoy listening to our episode with Michael Eilberg, team silver 2013 European Championships, Team Silver 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, Vicky Hipkins UK Director of Synovium and Anouk Frieling Equine Nutritionist.We were invited by Synovium Supplements UK to their Open Day with the Eilberg dressage dynasty at their base in the West Midlands.The ridden demonstrations by Michael and Maria show cased their young horses. It was accompanied by a fascinating commentary by&...
Send us a Text Message.Whether you are going to a wedding, riding horses or braving the elements there is a hat for everyone. We examine the art and history of hat making in both the fashion and equestrian world and find that there is plenty of overlap!Look good, feel good and listen well to our 35th episode.#rebeccajoneshats #edgemeresaddleryPlease follow our Facebook / Instagram pages @fromthehorsebox and we would love to hear any feedback on our email address fromthehorsebox@gmail.com what...
Send us a Text Message.It would be difficult to find a better qualified country character to fit our guest profile than Eric.If you' ve had experience of the politics of Pony Club, mounted games team selection, the local magistrates court or enjoyed point to pointing there is a story for you!Not many of our guests can say that they have shared a joke with the future King around their kitchen table, about their family name...Please follow our Facebook / Instagram pages @fromthehorsebox and we ...
Send us a Text Message.What talented people we found behind the scenes of the running of a point to point! The natural selling skills of the young with their race cards, commentators who learn on the job, long serving success in the sponsorship department, the art of keeping control of jockeys at the start of the race, the weighing of the 'accoutrements' and the fun to be had in the farmers' bar... luckily Carly is in charge as clerk of the course.Please follow our Facebook / Instagram ...
Send us a Text Message.Seth's farm has had everything from rare breed longhorn cattle, sheep, a dairy herd and all kinds of poultry and guinea fowl.He has a rich sporting life to match his great knowledge of the countryside and its wildlife and listen out for the train story!Please follow our Facebook / Instagram pages @fromthehorsebox and we would love to hear any feedback on our email address fromthehorsebox@gmail.com what question would you have liked to ask?
Send us a Text Message.A wonderful example of creative diversification on the farm in North Wales, Sarah Evans has created a veg. box business using her own talents and ability to network in the local community. Visit her website www.waterylane.co.uk We tried out some recipes...Dahl with Shredded Greens/Cabbage/Spinach/ChardIngredients1 tbs coconut oil1/2 crushed garlic cloves4cm piece of grated ginger1 red chilli1 tsp black mustard seeds1/4 tsp g. turmeric1x400 ml. tin coconut milk100 ...
Send us a Text Message.Campbell now specialises in horses but over the years he has had to treat the full range of farm animals as well as the small animals including the exotics ...snakes and lizards!With strong memories of the troubles in Northern Ireland where he grew up, he escaped to The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh, to fulfil his dream to be a vet through a good Grammar School Education.You certainly have to be clever enough, but what else does...
Send us a Text Message.An irrepressible character - Chris Stockton - has, through his own skills and talent for horses and people, built a successful business and family life. 67 Point to Point winners and 3rd in The Foxhunter at Aintree.He has raced cars professionally worldwide, including Formula Ford Champion in 2001.Marquees in Cheshire to merchandise in China - award- winning Ningbo Palletised Distribution.Ever the optimist with a great sense of humour ...
Send us a Text Message.Farmer's son and Nuffield Scholar, Rob Bebbington, runs Alderford Lake near Whitchurch, Shropshire, a bustling leisure venue with thousands of visitors.People love the rich, varied and hugely fun events they organise all year round .. Nightmare Island is fully booked this week for Halloween! We loved looking round the high quality farm shop and sipping the delicious coffee overlooking the lake, doing our research...https://alderford.comPlease follow our Faceb...
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