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Summer Update

As we are heading towards our second summer with Black Heart Equestrian, we thought it was time to do an update!  At the end of August we will have been in business for two years - where has the time gone?!  Black Heart Equestrian has come such a long way, especially in the last year, and we have really developed into our own brand with a unique range of products designed and produced by ourselves.  Around September last year things got incredibly busy for us and with the addition of Horse of the Year Show, Your Horse Live and Olympia as well as an incredible Black Friday weekend, the brand really moved up a level in the marketplace.   It has been pretty hectic...

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5 Minutes with ... Kat Pickering, Professional Stunt Rider

Many of you will have seen Kat in action with The Devil’s Horsemen at Olympia this year, performing with Atkinson’s Action Horses, at HOYS, Your Horse Live and many other events and displays.  Black Heart Equestrian were very lucky to have 5 minutes with Kat.    Photo Credit E.J.Lazenby Photography Important Note: Kat is a massive advocate for safety and always wears a helmet when training, riding younger horses or out hacking.  However she is usually contracted to not wear one in shows, filming or photoshoots, for which she is fully insured as a professional stunt rider on trained stunt horses.   During trick riding it can be more dangerous to wear a hat as the helmet straps can get...

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Black Heart Horse Models 🖤

Hi guys, we have had lots of comments and requests for more details about the horses we use in our Black Heart Equestrian photoshoots so here’s a bit of an introduction.    Gee Gee has to be first on the list as he is the ‘main man’ of the yard and who Black Heart was named for. He is a 8 year old jet black Dutch warmblood stallion, bred in Holland from a Westpoint stallion and a Florencio mother.  He’s massive and stands around 17.1hh but can feel even bigger if he is fresh! He is the most gorgeous horse inside and out.  He is my horse of a life time and has so much talent.  We have spent most of the...

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What a year!

Not sure where 2018 has gone but it really flew by! What an incredible year it was for Black Heart and we are entering 2019 on a high! Final year studies at university had to take a bit of a back seat as the second half of 2018 was incredibly busy for Black Heart. When I launched the brand last August I thought things would just tick along until I had completed my degree but the growth and popularity has been unbelievable. I’ve had to get to grips with range planning, stock control and forecasting and spent lots of time creating and testing new products for 2019 – it's just so exciting!    The wait for new products after the long...

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5 minutes with... Emily King

  Yesterday we met up with Emily King, International British event rider, European Gold and Silver medallist and U21 and U25 National Champion. Emily had just arrived back in the UK after finishing 14th at the 7 year old World Championships at Mondial du Lion in France so we were lucky to grab a 5 minute interview!   Name: Emily King   Age: 22   Discipline: Eventing   Level: 4* Event   Instagram: @emilykingofficial   How many horses do you currently have?   I currently have 10 horses plus a few babies! It certainly keeps me busy!   Tell us a little bit about your main/top horse   So my main horse is called Dargun, or ‘dre’ for short, like...

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