Balancing top level competition with motherhood can’t be easy — just finding enough space in the lorry for all the baby and horsey clobber is a challenge in itself.

To celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day (30 March 2014), we’ve found some great pictures of competing mums at home and in action across the disciplines.

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And if you liked this gallery, you may also enjoy browsing through these other picture collections from tiny tots in the saddle to top event horses on holiday:

Tiny tots in the saddle [PICS]

Mia Byrne BubblesPony Club camp, fancy dress competitions and mounted games, these early riding days are where the best memories are formed. From five-year-old Eva Tierney winning her first trophy and seven-year-old Mia Byrne tackling a cross-country course, to Billy Grigson, 10, and his incredible jumping pose — we are sure these gutsy young riders will be stars of the future!

Top event horses on holiday: in pictures

redesignedprimmorespride-280x200We all love seeing pictures of horses just being horses — particularly when we’re more accustomed to watching them at the top events in the world being toned and honed athletes.

 

 

 

A little help from a little horse: in pictures

IMG_2403-272x2003 mini musketeers on a crusade to make patients smile in the North East

 

 

 

 

Pony Club camp 2014: in pictures

sarah-hammond1Does life get much more fun than when you’re at Pony Club camp? It’s certainly hard to beat. Take a look at Pony Clubbers up and down the country enjoying their camps this summer — whether it’s splashing through the water, clinging on up a step, mastering the musical ride or enjoying the long-awaited prize-giving.

 

Meet gorgeous foals of 2014: in pictures

alice-walkerThere’s no quicker way to cheer yourself up than the sight of a wobbly foal — the limbier and fluffier the better. And when we asked you to send us pictures of your recent foals, they came thick and fast. Take a look at this exciting lot… You won’t be disappointed on the cute factor.

 

Riding holidays of a lifetime: in pictures

gabrielle-266x200If you are yearning for a break, take some inspiration from these pictures of your latest riding holidays — from spotting game in Botswana to riding along the beach in Wales.