You can most regularly find me in the pages of Horse&Rider magazine (UK), to which I contribute multiple articles each month, as well as The Chronicle of the Horse and its glossy sister title, UnTacked. I’m also part of the core team at Eventing Nation, which reaches over a million readers organically. I’ve published nearly 200 articles there alone in the last year, so my portfolio here shows just a smattering of the work I’ve done and can do for you, too. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see that you can’t find on this page, don’t hesitate to drop me a line, and I’ll get back to you as promptly as I can.
Looking for a high-energy, high-enthusiasm reporter for a competition or event? Need someone who can handle interviews, reports, social media, and photography? That’s exactly what I do best. Fuelled by caffeine and tight deadlines, I can provide the access-all-areas coverage your readers really want for competitions in the UK and beyond. Prior coverage available from: Belton, Burnham Market, Badminton, Chatsworth, Houghton, Bramham, Barbury, Gatcombe, Blair, Burghley, Blenheim, Le Lion, and Pau, as well as Keysoe CSI.
I’ve written an expansive back catalogue of training guides and features, primarily for Horse&Rider magazine. Over the past two years, I’ve worked with many top riders and trainers, including Carl Hester, Harry Meade, Sam Griffiths, Tim Stockdale, Dickie Waygood, and many, many more. I’ve also written three full-length training guides, which were produced as mini-magazines to accompany Horse&Rider’s main title. The first of these was a collaboration with Mary and Emily King, the second saw me team up with Lucinda Green, and the third was written as William Fox-Pitt. I’ve also written standalone riding guides for both Horse&Rider and the children’s title PONY magazine. My scanning skills leave much to be desired, so click through for a glimpse of some examples, and please get in touch if you’d like to see full features or my work with a specific rider.
LONG-FORM FEATURES & PRofiles
I write long-form features and rider (or horse!) profiles for a variety of magazines and websites, but most regularly Untacked magazine, the Chronicle of the Horse’s glossy imprint. Sometimes, these assignments take me into familiar territory – I’ve found myself back in William Fox-Pitt’s tack room with a cup of tea, for example, discussing how his perspective has changed since his injury. On other occasions, I’ve entered into new territory – like the time I was thrown aboard a one-eyed ex-racehorse and handed a golden eagle with a nearly eight-foot wingspan. Whatever the story, whatever the subject, I love the opportunity to throw myself into the heart of the matter, and I relish the creative opportunities that these longer pieces afford. Often, I photograph the pieces myself, too, so I get to see my idea through in every way.
LIFESTYLE AND TRAVEl
Travel writing, particularly, is something I want to branch out into in a major way, and my first forays into it have seen me take my equestrian experience and rework it for a non-horsey audience – for example, when covering International Day polo for luxury travel rag INLondon. I’ve lived in three countries and travelled around many others, and I’m always ready for my next adventure – new perspectives, different angles, and a good laugh guaranteed. I’m also absolutely bursting with opinions about, you know, everything, so drop me a line to chat lifestyle pieces, op-eds, and cultural pieces. Can even churn out a jolly good listicle, though I will never not giggle at the world ‘listicle.’
mANAGEMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS
It’s not just riding, after all – I’m often called upon to write in-depth horse management features. I also spend a lot of time poking fun at the sillier elements of the world around me. I’m going to lump both of these things together, and shove a couple of extras in, too. Dodgy curation be damned.