Equestrian in the Med

Doma Menorquina

What is Doma Menorquina you may ask. Well it is the native style of dressage. It’s similar to normal dressage in the sense that it is still a horse and rider doing a little dance but it differs in the following ways:

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Nura is a 7-year-old bay, 15hh mare that belongs to my trainer Toni. She is the daughter of one of Toni’s best show-jumping ponies called Symphony.

She is still a baby so she still needs training before he can let any of his younger students compete on her. That’s where I come in.

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Price Tags

So how much does it cost to ride on a small island you may be wondering. Well it is a hell of a lot cheaper than England riding wise but in other areas more expensive. To begin with, having a riding lesson is pretty cheap over here, where I ride for instance, it costs 10 Euros an hour whereas in England I have been charged up to 25 Pounds for only half an hour. Boarding a horse is relatively inexpensive as well; it usually costs me 150 Euros a month (this includes cost of feed/hay and having the horse fed twice a day, use of a stable,field and other yard facilities ).

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Update: Selling and giving up…

Evidently I am not very good at uploading regular posts but I am going to try to do so from now on. But for now let me fill you in on all that has gone on in the last few months.

When it comes to Van, although I love him, I also sometimes hate him. Since buying him he has taught me a lot of things but has also wrecked my confidence in certain aspects of my riding. Continue reading “Update: Selling and giving up…”

Van Gogh


Van Gogh is my current horse and probably the love of my life. He is definitely no easy ride but I think that is what I love about him, he makes me work. Although, there are times when I do look at some of the other riders at my yard or at competitions with their “point and shoot” horses and I wish Van was more like them, but in the long run I will be a better rider. Continue reading “Van Gogh”

Who am I

I figured my first post should be about introducing myself and explaining a little why I wanted to start this blog.

First thing first though… Hi there! Welcome to Equestrian in the Med. My name is Gabby and I am a 19-year-old girl who lives in Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. Continue reading “Who am I”

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