Houghton Country News

Xanthe De Wesselow, Houghton Country sponsored rider, showrjumping 06/05/2021

Xanthe De Wesselow: May 2021 Update

Xanthe De Wesselow is one of Houghton Country’s sponsored riders for the 2021 season. Catch up with all her news below, and to see what our other Team HC riders have been up to head to our Sponsored Riders section for all the latest info, tips and competition results. It has been so nice to have started the eventing season over the past month or so, and for it to have all felt relatively normal! I’m always so grateful to have Houghton Country on our doorstep to stock up on... Read More

horse and rider with Equine Product OAP Supplement Tub 30/04/2021

Equine Products OAP Product Review

Got an older horse and just not sure how to keep them feeling their best? Looking for something to support them nutritionally but not sure which of the many supplement options available might work best? Our store manager, Rebecca, has a 21 year old mare and started her on Equine Products OAP two months ago. Read on for her full product review! Why did you pick Equine Products OAP? My Mare is 21 years old and I was wanting to feed a full spectrum supplement without buying multiple supplements at... Read More

Houghton Country April offers banner 21/04/2021

Monthly Offers: April 2021

At Houghton Country we bring you exclusive offers every month with incredible savings on some of your favourite products. These offers are for one month only, both online and in store so don’t miss out! 10% of Joules and Natures Deli We’ve got 10% off new season Joules clothing and accessories! Getting ready to start exploring thre countryside and catching up with loved ones now lockdown is starting to ease? What better way to treat yourself than with a new outfit! Below you’ll find a couple of our favourites but... Read More


Best women’s summer show shirts for 2021

What is the best show shirt for competition use? The best show shirt for you is the one that fits you best, offering freedom of movement, comfort and helping to keep you cool under pressure! No matter what level or equestrian discipline you’re competing in it’s important that you look smart without feeling constricted. Show shirts have evolved a lot in recent years with the introduction of advanced technical fabrics originally seen in sportswear. These fabrics are highly breathable and moisture wicking to help keep you cool and comfortable in... Read More

horse wearing amigo ameco turnout rug in the field 29/03/2021

A complete guide to new Eco range from Horseware

Introducing the new Amigo AmEco range of turnout rugs The Amigo Bravo 12 Turnout Rug has long been one of our best selling rugs. The Bravo 12 range features a 1200 denier polyester outer that’s waterproof and highly durable. Available in a range of different thicknesses, liner compatible and featuring a detachable neck, it was hard to see how this rug could be improved upon! Well, Horseware have done it again! Introducing the new Amigo AmEco 12 Plus Turnout Rug made using a sustainable and eco-friendly rPET polyester. This incredible... Read More

Kate Sanderson patting her horse at the end of a competition in a Houghton Country saddlecloth 26/03/2021

Sponsored Rider: Kate Sanderson’s Goals for 2021

Hi all, how are we?  Hopefully now we can all start to look forward to the restrictions easing over the next few months, and that we can gradually return to some form of normality. If someone had suggested this was going to happen to the world a year ago, I would have said “you’re mad!” How has lockdown 3.0 been for me? I guess in some ways it’s been a bit of a blessing. I have really struggled physically with my health this winter, it all stemming from me running... Read More

Ariat Palisade Boots on a table in a tack room 15/03/2021

Introducing Ariat Palisade Boots

What is the Ariat Palisade Boot? The Palisade Boot is a stunning new long riding boot from Ariat that’s perfect for both everyday training and competition use. Their simple and elegant appearance has been developed over the last three years to offer cutting-edge technology in a sleek, modern silhouette. These stunning boots are made from premium full grain leather with a stylish rolled leather topline. The modern black/silver branded hardware and silver Ariat logo at the top of the boot will ensure you stand out from the crowd whilst the... Read More

Xanthe De Wesselow 01/03/2021

Sponsored Rider: Xanthe De Wesselow’s goals for 2021

Hi all, I hope you are all surviving lockdown – the weather is definitely not making it any easier, as I’m sure all those with horses will agree! As we approach the middle of February, I’ve already had a very different start to the year with my horses compared to normal. Due to lockdown and online learning, I am currently at home instead of away at boarding school therefore I have had a lot more time to ride my horses. On the whole this has been really helpful as we... Read More

Martha Jobling-Purser exercising horse 22/02/2021

Sponsored Rider: Martha Jobling-Purser’s goals for 2021

Hello all, Firstly I would like to wish everyone at Houghton Country a happy new year. It certainly was a whirlwind year and I am so grateful for your support throughout. At this point, it is difficult to know what will go ahead and what will be cancelled, but I had set some big goals at the start of this year because what’s the point in dreaming small? I had qualified both Iondale and Seagry Rohsan for the British Dressage winter regionals, but unfortunately that is not going ahead. Of... Read More

Holly Richardson riding 15/02/2021

Sponsored Rider: Holly Richardson’s goals for 2021

Firstly, it is very exciting to be supported by Houghton Country for 2021, I feel very lucky to be working with them for another year! Although stuck in lockdown with the weather testing our patience, I am really looking forward to this season and setting out some plans and goals for the horses. As soon as restrictions allow, we will be out training SJ and XC and will resume our winter BS plans, the horses are certainly feeling fresh and ready to get to some parties. Depending on how the... Read More