Amanda Vlietstra

Freelance writer

Amanda Vlietstra

Website contributor Amanda Vlietstra is a freelance writer/editor who’s worked for a number of national magazines and websites. Having thrown herself back rural living with gusto since moving from London to Buckinghamshire in 2012, she juggles her horsey life with work and two small children. She claims to do dressage, but really just potters about having fun on her 14.2hh Belgian Warmblood mare, Roxy. She also enjoys a good gossip over a coffee in the tackroom!

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Getting excited about having a lovely relaxing Christmas with a load of horsey gifts under the tree? Hmmm. Hate to burst your bubble but the following scenarios may be more…

There's something deeply satisfying about braving the elements to take your horse out — but chances are you'll experience all or most of the following though...

Rachel Constantine, 46, tells H&H about how her drive to make it to the British Dressage regional championships helped her to get back in the saddle while recovering from cancer…

From the legendary highwayman Dick Turpin and his faithful mare Black Bess to Anne Boleyn's headless carriage horses, here are a few equines that may give you the shivers... Happy…