Tilly and Bella


Tilly and Bella

Based in Surrey but able and eager to travel as far as my little white car called Lucinda will carry me. (You’d be forgiven for thinking that’s not very far. You’d also be wrong.)

I’m a passionate and committed freelance writer with a wealth of experience and a plethora of useful contacts within the equestrian industry. Not content with simply honing one skill (nor occasionally having time off, apparently), I spent years working as a groom and learning the ins-and-outs of the industry at each and every level before turning my hand to writing about it. Now, I spend my life on the road, bringing a unique voice and a fresh perspective to the world of equestrian journalism.

In 2019, I was awarded the British Equestrian Media Association’s Equestrian Journalist of the Year Award, which is a lot more than can be said for my tenure as a part-time competitive rider.


Having previously been employed by DJ Murphy Publishers, first as a features writer across their children's portfolio (AniMagic, Shopkins) as well as their equestrian titles (Horse&Rider, PONY), and latterly as a staff writer for Horse&Rider, I made the leap into freelance journalism in the summer of 2017. I remain a freelance writer for Horse&Rider, largely producing training features and management guides, as well as providing recurrent in-office support to the magazine’s editorial team. I'm also the UK and European correspondent, and a part-time editor, for Eventing Nation, for whom I provide international competition coverage across the country and beyond. Alongside this, I work for a huge variety of global equestrian clients, including the USA’s Chronicle of the Horse, Untacked Magazine, and Noelle Floyd, Australia’s Horse Deals magazine, the UK’s British Eventing Life, British Horse Magazine, The Showing Journal, and Equine Health, and I’ve also been published in The Telegraph, Sussex Life, Glorious Sport, and more. Before beginning my role at DJ Murphy, I served a brief tenure as a freelance sub-editor for Horse&Hound.

Another huge arm of my work is photography – both at competitions and in shoots for editorial, commercial, and private clients. My work has featured on two Horse & Hound covers, and I provide imagery for Eventing Nation, EquiRatings, and Horse & Country TV among a revolving cast of clients.

I also work, on a smaller scale, in equestrian PR, contributing written PR content for EquiConsulting, and have worked as a press officer for major eventing, showjumping, dressage, and showing competitions, including the Hickstead Derby Meeting and Royal International Horse Show, the CHI Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, and the now-defunct Event Rider Masters Series.

Tilly and Bella


Tilly and Bella

Though the bulk of my portfolio is targeted to the equestrian sector, I’m also very happy to branch out and write outside this niche. Some of the (many) subjects I’m interested in covering include the refugee crisis, narrative-based travel, lifestyle pieces, and long-form entertainment pieces with exciting and inspiring creatives. Got a bright idea and want to work with someone passionate, productive and prolific? Drop me a line and let’s get excited about it together.