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Hiho Silver Country Shows Journal


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to the Hiho Silver Country Shows Journal

Welcome to the Christmas issue of the Hiho Silver Country Shows Journal. As we start the countdown to Christmas, we have a bit of time to reflect on the year as our show schedule slows down a bit (although we’re going to Olympia, so please come on over and see us there!). It’s been lovely to see so many of you at the shows and events we’ve attended, so thank you so much for making the effort and coming to say hello. We’ve been busy working on our own Christmas collection (some of which you’ll see in the Journal), and invite you to come on over to the website or our shops to see what we have for you and your loved ones this year. With our sister brand, Doris & Co, you really can get something for all the family from us – we’ll make your Christmas a whole lot easier and, if you’re not good with gift wrap, we are - so why not let us gift wrap for you! Now, on to the Journal. This one is a bit special. We have an amazing competition where one lucky winner will bag themselves over £1000 worth of gorgeous products from some of our favourite companies, and we’ve also put together gift guides for her, for him, for children and pets, to give you a little more festive inspiration. We’ve also approached the 12 days of Christmas in a slightly different way. But more about that later! Thanks for reading this Journal. Please share with your friends, be inspired and don’t forget to enter the competition! Happy Christmas from all of us, to all of you. Team Hiho


Andrew Ransford

Emma Warren

Rhea Freeman

Nathalie Arnold

Andrew is Hiho Silver’s very own ‘King of the Road’. If you’ve visited a Hiho stand at any event, the chances are you’ve seen him on it with his courtly ladies! When he’s not there, he’s busy designing the stand or sourcing beautiful jewellery for us.

Emma is best known in her role as Managing Director (or Queen Bee) at Hiho Silver, but she has many, many other strings to her bow! She supports lots of small businesses with their growth plans and works mainly on creative growth ideas.

Rhea specialises in anything equestrian and in addition to running her own PR and marketing agency in this area, she’s also a part of the Niche Brands team.

Nathalie is a freelance marketer with a lot of good ideas and an unwavering passion for all things creative... bringing a certain “Je ne sais quoi” to team Hiho.

Photograhy: Jake Eastham

Produced by www.nichebrands.co.uk




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Day1: William & Alice Fox-Pitt

Day7: Chris & Lisa Stone

Day2: Emily King

Day8: Victoria Leavesley

Day3: Trevor Breen

Day9: Michelle Spiller

Day4: Victoria’s Cottage

Day10: Harriet Edwards

Day5: Sam Rahmatalla

Day11: Andrew Ransford

Day6: Abi Boulton - Tic Toc Eventing

Day12: Victoria Knowles-Lacks

Christmas Shopping Guide

For pets P38 For children P6 For him P36-37 For her P34-35



Performance Country COLLECTION

Bespoke British Bridlework for every occasion www.katenegus.com


1. Timothy Foxx Christmas Tweed Stocking

2. Oxford Shirt Company - 1/4 Zip Jumper

3. Oxford Brush Company - Wooden Doll’s Sweeping Set

Create a country chic feel to your Christmas this year with this gorgeous tweed and fleece Christmas Stocking. This funky fireplace accessory has a Christmassy themed ribbon loop at the top allowing the stocking to be hung.

Made using a blend including New Zealand Wool, this stylish (and machine washable!) 1/4 zip jumper is available in four forgiving colours and has a comfy fit.

Gorgeous wooden set for any child with a dolls house. With beautifully scaled bucket, brush pan and brush, pegs, line and more.

RRP: £36.95

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RRP £40.00 or Personalised £45.00



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Our top pick of gorgeous gifts for children – all created to last and made to be treasured for years to come.








4. Atlas & I Personalised Map Bunnies Print

5. Doris & Co – The Little Vintage Christmas Mug

6. Hiho - Exclusive Sterling Silver Friendship Bracelet

7. Hiho - Exclusive Sterling Silver Thelwell Charms

Atlas & I bunnies print can be personalised with any two map locations and makes the perfect present this Christmas. The maps inside the bunnies can feature two different vintage map locations anywhere in the world.

British made creamware mug that’s the perfect size for little hands. Features a vintage inspired illustration of two children with Santa.

Available in five different colours, this friendship bracelet has a sterling silver snaffle in the middle and is highly adjustable thanks to the clever toggle.

These gorgeous charms can be engraved on the back and clip onto necklaces, bracelets… even a pony’s bridle. Available as a rosette or trophy.

RRP: £35

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From £48.50

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Our take on the


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We’re not saying the original 12 Days of Christmas doesn’t have a certain appeal, but fitting a partridge, a tree, a number of geese, leaping Lords and the rest of the song into the Journal was always going to be a challenge, so we’ve approached it a slightly different way, that we think (and hope) you’ll love.

Day1: William & Alice Fox-Pitt

Each day of Christmas is represented by a person…and we have some amazing ‘days’ lined up for you to enjoy. Each ‘day’ has included what they’d like for Christmas and some personal snaps that you may or may not have seen before. We have eventers, a dressage rider, a show jumper, actually, far too many to list here! We hope you enjoy our take on the 12 days!

Day4: Victoria’s Cottage

Day2: Emily King Day3: Trevor Breen

Day5: Sam Rahmatalla Day6: Abi Boulton - Tic Toc Eventing Day7: Chris & Lisa Stone Day8: Victoria Leavesley Day9: Michelle Spiller Day10: Harriet Edwards Day11: Andrew Ransford Day12: Victoria Knowles-Lacks



A: Alice’s Christmas Wishes W: William’s Christmas Wishes

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A: An Albion clutch bag W: A ten year old Chilli Morning


William & Alice Fox-Pitt

A: Musto Trainer’s Coat W: Two piglets

Alice is now the ‘face’ of the Event Rider Masters, a superb competition that injected new life (and real prize money) into the sport of eventing in 2016. Alice is a presenter of Channel 4 racing and was previously an eventer and a National Hunt jockey. She’s also heavily involved with Fox-Pitt Eventing and looking after Oliver, Thomas, Chloe and Emily, the couple’s four children.

A: A ragdoll kitten W: A TV system that works

William hardly needs an introduction, and his eventing achievements are too numerous to list, but he’s been World Number One three times, British Number One nine times, has won at Badminton, Rolex Kentucky, Pau and Burghley…he’s without a doubt one of Britain’s most successful event riders of all time. And that’s before we mention his Olympic successes.


The eventing world was shocked when William sustained a heavy fall and head trauma at Le Lion d’Angers, France in October 2015. William spent over a week in an induced coma but made an amazing recovery and started competing again in April this year. Even more amazingly, William made it to the Olympics with super stallion Chilli Morning, the horse he’d won Badminton with the year before.

Images: Pixabay, designed by Freepik


A: A Horseware named stable rug W: Four laying hens


A: A William Welstead pair of earrings W: A horse to win four legs of Event Rider Masters

A: A family holiday to Sri Lanka W: Some Hiho Silver cufflinks


A: An electric bike W: A Jeep Wrangler




A: Some red suede heels W: A big bag of Welleda products

“A horse

to win four legs of Event Rider Masters...�

Fox-Pitt-Eventing @ foxpitteventing www. foxpitteventing.co.uk @EventRiderMstrs eventridermasters EventRiderMasters http://eventridermasters.tv @aliceplunkett 9


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Anything Hiho!! Because it’s all just beautiful and very versatile.


Emily King 2 If you’re an eventing fan, let alone a Hiho fan, you’ll know about Emily. She’s been Hiho Silver’s sponsored rider for a number of years, since Emily wrote to Hiho’s King of the Road! Emily has had a very busy season, competing up to four star level this year, following an amazing performance at Pau **** last year where she came 4th with Brookleigh.

New Ariat Monaco riding boots, as they’re extremely comfortable yet super stylish.

A swimming pool! Because, well… it would just be perfect to relax in!!

A Joules coat as they’re beautifully designed yet extremely hardy and warm for the cold winter months!

A new Mitsubishi 4x4 as they are such stylish yet strong and practical vehicles… fantastic for work around the horses.





Images: Vic Brincat, pixabay

8 A villa somewhere hot and quick to get to (South of France/ Italy!) - as it would be amazing to nip over for a weekend when we weren’t competing… or at the end of the season!


An Ogilvy Half Pad - as they are the most amazing half pads around. They give horses maximum comfort and prevents any unwanted slipping and movement of the saddle.

Cavalleria Toscana breeches - as they are just the most stunning make of riding wear I’ve every come across. Plus super trendy!

“Anything Hiho!!

Because it’s all just beautiful and very versatile”

@emilykingg_ @emilykingg_ emilykingeventing



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Trevor Breen


International show jumper Trevor Breen is one part of Breen Sport Horses, a company that he runs with his wife Caroline… who has also show jumped internationally. They’re based in Buckinghamshire, just 20 minutes from Heathrow. Trevor has been a regular member of the Irish International team since 2007 and has a huge list of achievements including winning the British Masters CSI** 1m45 in 2015, the 1m60 class at HOYS CSI**** in 2014, and International Hickstead CSI**** Derby in both 2014 and 2015, to name but a few. In addition to competing in the UK and further afield, both Trevor and Caroline train pupils at home and offer a range of livery services.



Images: pixabay


An Apple Watch. Although I have a beautiful watch from my wife Caroline, I spend half my life on the phone about horses- I think this would be great!

A brand new 7 horse truck with a massive pop out, probably built by good friend Dave Quigley. Mia our daughter loves coming to all the shows and is so fond of head travelling groom Fran they could have a great time at shows staying in luxury!

To find Big Star by the Christmas tree would make me pretty happy, in fact that is a lie I would be the happiest man ever!

A few more Equifit customised ostrich leather D- Teq front boots with colour binding. We are so lucky that we have so many of these personalised with our company logo on them!

Another Butet Doublée Jumping Saddle in soft doubled calfskin leather from Sederholm. We have 27 horses in work at present and these are, in my opinion, the best saddles on the market.

A new pair of Ariat boots- my favourite are Heritage Contour Field Zip Tall boots! The off the shelf size fit me like gloves so I wear them at home and in the ring!


Tickets to a 6 Nations Rugby match to watch Ireland. I went to Rome years ago but unfortunately all the matches clash with foreign shows!



Sounds cheesy but for my whole family to be happy and healthy. We are expecting a new baby boy in November so this is the most important wish of the lot.

“for my whole

family to be happy and healthy. We are expecting a new baby boy ...”

Breensporthorses @TrevorBreen1

Trevor Breen International Show Jumper www.breensporthorses.co.uk 13


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Blackdown Shepherd Hut - The Heritage Hut. Although Santa may struggle to get this one down the chimney. This is the ultimate. I’m picturing a luxury photography base - office and client meeting snug. Bliss.

Victoria’s Cottage Victoria Beddoes is best known for her award winning photography and blog – Victoria’s Cottage. Victoria is a brand ambassador for Doris & Co and has been featured by Laura Ashley UK, Aga, Living Magazine, Betty Magazine, amongst others. To find out more about Victoria, drool over her imagery and follow her adventures online, see www.victoriascottage.co.uk, or follow her on Instagram @victoriascottage.


KitchenAid Mixer I’m something of a kitchen gadget addict. The only gadget missing is the iconic mixer. Yes, please!

A Smeg Fridge Remember the kitchen gadgets? Forgot about the equally lust-worthy Smeg fridge. Only issue is, pink or cream?



David Austin Roses All of them. Their scent and shape are what my country garden dreams are made of.

The Maldives Getaway Do I need to say any more? Paradise!

Doris and Co. Vintage Christmas Mug Christmas mugs are one of my many seasonal joys. The vintage image with that perfect Doris and Co design is a match made in heaven.

7 Images: davidaustinroses.com, pixabay


Horse Riding Lessons I adored horses as a child. Still do. A few years back a friend gifted me a trekking experience and I would love to learn to ride, properly. Hold on. If this is a dream list, can I add a horse too?

Snow on Christmas Day Yes, it’s highly unoriginal and maybe a little bit corny. It would literally be the icing on the (Christmas) cake!



“Snow on

Christmas day... it would literally be the icing on the (Christmas) cake�

@victoriascottage @victoriascotta1 victoriascottageblog www.victoriascottage.co.uk 15


I’ve always wanted a Thermatex wrap around exercise rug in blue but always had cheaper alternatives, so this is high on my wish list.

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Sam Rahmatalla Sam Rahmatalla is a dressage rider and trainer based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. She’s ridden at Grand Prix level and has represented Great Britain as both a young rider and senior. She trains with Carl Hester and Spencer Wilton, competes for a number of people (and she rides a horse by stallion Totilas) and also competes her own Hawtins Falerno (Doodles to his friends), who has just completed his first National Championship.


A new car!! Although I love my current car (a Mazda 2 sport) I really love the Audi A3... although I’m not sure it will fit under the Christmas tree!

3 An Antares Riding Hat.

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I’m a big silver jewellery fan, especially bracelets, and have my eye on Hiho Silver’s Sterling Silver Seven Strand Russian Rings Bangle with Beads.

My other passion is the gym, and you can never have too many pairs of trainers, especially if they are Nike Air max.

7 You can never have too many riding boots, and I do like the look of the Joshua Jones custom made boots.

6 A holiday, I finally took a mini break this year with some friends, and I will definitely be taking more.

8 A dachshund puppy!!!

“I have my eye

on Hiho Seven Strand Russian Rings Bangle with Beads�

@srdressage Sam-Rahmatalla-Dressage



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Abi Boulton

A Mobiliser The ‘Mobiliser’ is a powerful spinal joint mobilisation system from ‘back in action’. A close friend of mine has one which I tried and I thought it was amazing. In 2014 I suffered compression fractures in two vertebrae so have always had to look after my back and this is something that I would love to have at home!


Tic Toc Eventing

Abi Boulton is an event rider based in Staffordshire – she’s also known as Tic Toc Eventing, after her top horse Tilson Tic Toc (or Ben to his friends). Abi and Ben completed the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this year- this was one of their highlights for 2016, but there have been lots of others over the years. In addition to Ben, Abi competes a number of other horses at different levels, so you’re bound to see her out and about. She’s also a brand ambassador for Hiho Silver.



Noble Outfitters I am a big fan of Noble Outfitters and could buy so many of their products! They have some lovely outerwear and with Winter sadly not being far away, I would love the ‘Elite Performance Jacket’ to keep me warm and dry!

A Holiday Preferably a warm one, the last holiday I went on was in 2013 with some friends when I left school, so would be nice to find some time to have another soon!


Jodie’s FIT Formula I met Jodie through eventing years ago and have seen her build her health and fitness business over the years - which I have hugely admired. I am always looking for yummy yet healthy meals so would love to have a copy of her recipe book!



Gym/Sportwear I am quite an active person and try to go to the gym about three times a week and I could never have enough gym clothes or trainers!

3.5 Tonner We currently have a large horsebox which we absolutely love and is perfect for when we go to three day events. However, it isn’t as ideal when it comes to travelling short distances, so a smaller vehicle would be handy too so we could ‘nip’ or even ‘pop’ to nearby competitions.

Fairfax & Favor I am very lucky to be sponsored by Fairfax & Favor and have a few pairs of their shoes already but the Chelsea Ankle Boots in Black are next on my list!



To go shooting Growing up in the countryside, I’m quite shocked that I have never been shooting. I feel that this definitely needs to be sorted as would love to do so.

“To go shooting... this definitely needs to be sorted...�

@tictoceventing @tictoceventing Tic Toc Eventing www.tictoceventing.co.uk 19


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Chris & Lisa Stone


Chris and Lisa Stone are behind the Event Rider Masters, the eventing series that shook up the eventing world by offering a prize fund of £350,000 over six events. Chris and Lisa also own a number of event horses, including Badminton winning stallion Chilli Morning, Gemma Tattersall’s rides Chico Bella, Chilli Pepper II, Chilli’s Gem and Kings Gem, amongst others. They also own a share in Quicklook, who competed in the Olympics this year. Gemma is based at Chris and Lisa’s Tattleton Stud in Horsham.

4 L: Children who actually see the state of their bedrooms

Images: Piotrus, pixabay

C: A magic trainer to train my gun dog, Molly – she is really sweet, but not very good. I want to keep her sweet and happy, but also be good at actually retrieving

L: Lisa’s Christmas Wishes C: Chris’s Christmas Wishes


L: Country outfits that are warm, practical but also don’t make you look like a mobile hessian sack C: Another ERM series even more successful than the first one

L: A husband that loads AND empties the dishwasher C: A Nespresso coffee maker next to my bed

2 L: A time machine to let Chilli Morning keep competing C: A new 4 wheel buggy with tipping trailer for jobs round the farm

“A husband that loads AND empties the dishwasher...�

EventRiderMasters @ EventRiderMstrs eventridermasters http://eventridermasters.tv



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A Hiho silver bracelet in an extra small - they’re a perfect combination of style and technology. All my family and horses use Mojo.

Victoria Leavesley


A holiday to swim with dolphins it has been a dream of mine since I was 5 years old.

2 Victoria has been involved with showing since 1998. She specialises in the plaited working hunter pony and Mountain and Moorland working hunter pony classes, but has also been very successful in showing classes on the flat. Recently, Victoria has moved up to horse classes. In addition, Victoria hires out the facilities at her yard in Needwood and also teaches, schools and prepares horses to sell and shows.

A Solarium for horses to keep the horses cosy after a bath and help their muscles recover.


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Images: pixabay

Exclusive Sterling Silver And 18ct Rose Gold Plated Whip Bangle from Hiho - I love the Hiho product range and want to expand my collection.


Amelia Jane Light Grey and Midnight Black Mongolian Lambs wool gilet - Glamour that’s not on every high-street, which gives you an unique feel.

Winter SoftShell Breeches from Noble Outfitters to give me extra protection for those long days on the yard and teaching in the winter months.


Bizzy Bite Limited Edition Christmas Toy - It keeps the horses entertained for hours and helps bad travellers stay relaxed. I always like to give the yard a festive feel!

8 Indoor School - Your own Private warm up for HOYS and Olympia.

“A holiday to swim with dolphins... a dream since I was 5 years old”

@vlequestrian @VLEquestrian VictoriaLeavesleyEquestrian www.victorialeavesleyequestrian.co.uk 23


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Michelle Spiller Michelle is Hiho’s very own Countess of Contentment…she ensures everything runs smoothly and makes sure that all of Hiho’s customers’ needs are met – if you want a piece engraved, a piece altered, or you just want a bit of advice on what to buy your friend or loved one, she’s your girl!


A new chair for the bedroom - we have recently moved house and decorated the bedroom - I need a fancy chair for the corner of the bedroom.

A new winter coat - I normally feel the cold and love being outdoors, so a good winter coat is needed to protect me from the elements whilst being able to have fun and run about.

Michelle adores being outside, whatever the weather, and also loves a good book. She’s a huge fan of anything four legged and has a pet rabbit called Flopsy who runs around the house and garden as she likes.


Adopt a Donkey - I love donkeys, they are so gentle and loving, and with the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary just up the road, I love to visit them all and go for long walks around the huge sanctuary.

An Exclusive Sterling Silver And 18ct Rose Gold Plated, Cherry Roller Snaffle Necklace - I love horses and use to ride quite a bit, so this roller necklace is perfect for a splash of equestrian, without being too in your face.

Images: Publicdomainpictures.net

4 New socks - I love my socks and the more colourful and stripy the better, I just love socks and you can never have enough.



A leather handbag - Who has enough handbags? I seem to have loads of soft material ones for the summer, but have a lack of choice of the leather ones for autumn/winter (only the women will understand this).

“Adopt a donkey... they are so gentle and loving�

@ hihosilveruk @Hihotweet hiho.silver.jewellery www. hihosilver.co.uk 25


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A Hiho Silver Cherry Roller Necklace. I adore my rose gold and silver cherry roller bangle from Hiho, I am rarely seen without it. Whether it be mucking out, riding or out on the town it’s perfect for every occasion so I’d love to have the matching necklace.

Harriet Edwards


Harriet Edwards is the lady behind ‘A Girl About Country’, a blog focussing on chic country style. The blog started due to people’s comments – firstly on what Harriet was wearing in her Instagram posts and then, latterly, asking for advice about what they should wear. This developed and now ‘A Girl About Country’ is a popular blog that promotes country fashion and accessories with a practical edge – Harriet is a farmer’s daughter and country girl through and through, so when she’s not working you’ll find her on the farm, riding, shooting, walking the dogs or perfecting her domestic goddess skills in the kitchen.


Images: pixabay

5 An extension to the gin collection! I loved Hiho’s recent journal feature on great British gins so I have them to thank for wanting to expand my collection. I love Silent Pool (you can even get matching glasses which are amazing) and the William’s Chase mulberry and sloe gin – a perfect hip flask staple.

A Fairfax and Favor purse. It’s well known that I am a serious fan of Fairfax & Favor’s and I am almost a little bit ashamed to say I have quite the collection (some will say that’s an understatement!!). I love the new line of purses and have treated myself to the navy version already but I would love the chocolate version. It’s big enough to use as a clutch too which is a bonus.

A few days out with my Mum. My mum is the hardest working person I know, if she’s not at work, she’s looking after the farm with my dad as well as keeping the house and family functioning! So I would really love her to agree to take a few days off (an impossible task) and get away from it all – she deserves it!

An Albion bridle. My lovely horse DD is yet to own anything of her own – because she’s the youngest she relies on hand-medowns from the others. She currently has a very tatty old bridle and I’d love her to have something a bit more glam. I love the range from Albion because you can literally design your own, meaning you get a bespoke piece which is completely suited to your horse and your style!





Holland Cooper Shooting Vest. I absolutely love the Holland Cooper shooting range particularly their latest addition. I’m not the world’s best shot but at least I can look stylish in the field with this!

A skiing holiday. I’m not known for sitting down for too long and I’d pick a winter wardrobe over a summer one any day, so a skiing holiday is a perfect break for me. I haven’t been skiing for years and whilst it’s been on the cards for a while we never seem to get an opportunity to go.


Long hair! I used to have really long hair when I was younger and then stupidly cut it off and have regretted it, trying to get it to grow back to what it was ever since. I did try hair extensions for a while but it’s not me at all, so now I’m (not so) patiently waiting for it grow…

“A few days out

with my mum... she deserves it!�

@harriet_lily @harrietledwards www. agirlaboutcountry.com



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Andrew Ransford

All men need socks and the only place to get them is from Phil (Sock Boy). I first met Phil at Henley Regatta several years ago and we had an absolute blast together. He is reviving is grandfather’s old business Morrows Outfitters; it’s a lovely thing to be doing and he is a great chap. He wondered why I had my title “King of the Road” and why he was just Sock Boy! Well he now has two shops in London with a friend selling Knots and Socks, so I raise my hat to Phil “King of the Socks”.

Hiho’s King of the Road, Andrew Ransford, hardly needs any introduction. If you visit any of the shows that Hiho attends during the year, you’re bound to have seen him! When he’s not on the road, he loves spending time with his family in Somerset.



Bruce Springsteen’s Autobiography. We nearly always have music playing on the Hiho stand during the summer and those that spend a lot of time with me know that on the odd occasion we just put the Boss on all day! He’s just written a book and an album to go with so please can I have one of these?

Chainsaw Trousers, many of you will know that when I’m not King of the Road, I spend as much time as I can messing about with horses. This doesn’t only mean riding them but building jumps for as many people as possible to enjoy. This was my idea last year of a jumping lane, all 4ft 6inches of it!

iTunes vouchers. Those people who are lucky enough to come to the shows we do like Bramham, Blair and Osberton, will know that I do like to dance! So I’d like to spend some money on trying to keep up with all the latest music.


A horse. Unfortunately the amazing Bouncy Charlie, who will jump anything he is pointed at, has got a sore foot and is off for a year! It’s not easy to find a horse that the whole family enjoy riding and who can take me over hedges and water troughs, and the boys round a highly technical tetrathlon course at the PC Regional championships.


Images: EnergyPhoto



Babington House. A night or two away with my family please! Bit of pampering never goes amiss and the tea is to die for!!! Literally with all that clotted cream!


Whisky/Bourbon, now this is a really tricky one. I love whisky, but a real treat would be a bottle of “Fighting Cock” bourbon, it is smooth and very different from whisky with almost a sweet finish. It would remind me of my spring time trip to the Kentucky Rolex I got told I couldn’t buy a beer as I didn’t have ID, and I stayed with two of the most hospitable people to ever grace this earth!

“A night or two

away with my family please! Bit of pampering never goes amiss...�

@ hihosilveruk @Hihotweet hiho.silver.jewellery www. hihosilver.co.uk 29


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A Dubarry Marlfield Shooting Coat. I honestly can’t get enough of this coat, its sleek lines and technical fit put it firmly at the top of my Christmas list.

Victoria Knowles-Lacks

Victoria Knowles-Lacks is head girl and founder of the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, an amazing association that brought clay shooting to the female population…with a side helping to cake, friendship and good humour. The S&CBC has just celebrated its fifth anniversary and continues to grow each day thanks to Victoria’s enthusiasm and passion for the sport. Victoria lives in Shropshire and adores anything country. She’s also a regular contributor to Fieldsports Magazine and is a director of the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association. Victoria is also a brand ambassador for Hiho Silver.

An antique partners writing desk, so I can boost productivity and not keep taking my cups to the kitchen.




Images: pixabay


The Bonties Savanna Shooting Suit, because if you haven’t heard of Bonties, you’re missing out. Their collection is so different, it fits well, it flatters and it looks exceptional in the line. I do have a bit of a shooting coat obsession and Christmas is the perfect time to indulge.


I’m a Browning girl through and through and I love my over under, but....what girl wouldn’t love to have a Purdey 16g side by side shotgun for special occasions?

I’d love a brand new Discovery (and a free driver ideally, but I don’t want to push my luck). This is so I can travel to all of the events I go to in comfort, style and have enough room for all of my kit, my husband and lazy terrier.

A Ships Grouse Decanter from Fur Feather & Fin that I’d use when my Dad comes to visit. It would be perfect for Christmas night with the family. Also, just because every house needs a sporting decanter.



A Hiho Exclusive Sterling Silver Pheasant Brooch…it would look great on my new Dubarry coat!


A P.A. My last but not least ultimate wish. My very own P.A to help me on a daily basis!

“A brand new

Discovery (and a free driver ideally, but I don’t want to push my luck)...”

@ chelseabunclub @victoriaknowleslacks @chelseabunclub @Victoria_KL TheShotgunAndChelseaBunClub www.shotgunandchelseabunclub.co.uk 31


Win For our Christmas issue we have an amazing competition – one lucky reader will win ALL of this – in all, over

£1000 worth of prizes! To finish off the year, we’re giving away one bumper bundle of gorgeous gifts. In addition to a lovely necklace from us and beautiful creamware from sister company Doris & Co, we’ve also included exquisite products from Ariat, Mackenzie & George, Kate Negus Saddlery, Annabel Brocks, Timothy Foxx and Hot Togs. In all, this bundle is worth in excess of £1000! To be in with a chance to win our fantastic prize, enter online here. Closing date 24th December 2016. Good luck! T&Cs apply - see online registration form for details.

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COMPETITION Hiho – Graduated Creamy White Freshwater Pearls Necklace RRP £280 This beautiful graduated pearl necklace is made from AAA quality pearls strung on the finest silk. The pearls are 5mm-11mm in size and have an exceptional lustre that makes them super special. Finished with a safe gold clasp.

Mackenzie & George – Felt Fedora and Feather Brooch RRP £44.99 (fedora) £34.99 (brooch) A gorgeous crushable, waterproof, wool felt fedora that’s cut to the classic shape that will never go out of style. The stunning brooch uses a range of feathers and looks great on this hat, but also perfect on a jacket lapel to add a country twist.

Ariat – Grasmere Pro GTX RRP £339.99 An elegant country boot with waterproof full-grain and suede leather, a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane and a stirrup friendly Duratread™ outsole. Perfect for time in and out of the saddle this winter.

Hot Togs – Thermal Bundle Bundle worth £77.49 Keep yourself (and your loved one) snug with this fab bundle from Hot Togs. If you win, you’ll get a pair of Ultra Thermal Leggings, a pair of Nude Thermal Leggings, a pair of Bamboo Leggings, a pair of Men’s Thermal Base Layer Leggings and two pairs of thermal socks.

Doris & Co – Espresso Set RRP: £36.90 British creamware company, Doris & Co, is giving a set containing two Literary Espresso Mugs (TS Eliot and William Blake for pic) and a pack of delicious coffee, all presented in jute bag.

Bespoke SR Diamante Browband from Kate Negus Saddlery Price from £85 Made in your combination of colours, this browband is available in wide and narrow and comes encrusted with diamante crystals. Finished with a Kate Negus Union Jack Bridle Stud.

Timothy Foxx – Deluxe Tweed & Silk Scarf and Hearts Ear Warmer RRP: £72 (scarf ) £28 (ear warmer) Luxurious grey tweed scarf with a beautiful purple and turquoise check and deluxe purple British silk lining. The perfect way to dress up an outfit. The limited edition Hearts Ear Warmer is lined with soft fleece to keep the wearer snug.

Annabel Brocks – Pelham Gilet with Faux Fur Collar RRP: £145 Stunning gilet with a longer length to help keep the wearer warm. The navy version is made using faux suede and trimmed with faux fur for added luxury. Fleece lined for comfort. Made in the UK.

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1. Oxford Shirt Company Annabel Liberty Shirt

2. Oxford Brush Company - Wellfit Wooden Bath Brush Belt & Handle

3. Mackenzie & George ‘Ledbury’ Hair on Hide cow print belt

This gorgeous 100% cotton shirt is part of Oxford Shirt’s Liberty range, which uses Liberty prints to create something extra special.

Horsehair and plant fibre brush to support circulation, the nervous system and the skin. Can be used on its own or with the steamed beachwood curved handle attached.

Every woman needs one of these in their wardrobe. Available in 25mm & 40mm, black or brown, and with solid brass or silver plated buckle, and lined with luxurious nubuck.

RRP: £24.95

RRP: £64.99

RRP: £69.95

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Gorgeous products for the lady in your life… or why not treat yourself ?

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21. Liberty Kelly Poncho

20. Atlas & I Horse Silhouette

19. Ariat – Cable Hat & Pom Pom Scarf

18. Doris & Co – Old Friends Are Best Baker Oven Dish

The Slate Grey Fur Collar Poncho is the most versatile colour of the ‘Collection’ ponchos. The one size fits all and flatters any figure. With faux fur collar.

Atlas & I’s Horse Silhouette can be personalised with any vintage map location in the world.

A beautiful chunky knit hat and scarf. The hat’s fleece lined band helps to retain warmth with the scarf featuring a faux fur detail.

Ideal for any aspiring Delia, this British made creamware dish goes from Aga or oven to table (to dishwasher) with ease.

RRP: £19.99 (hat), £29.99 (scarf)

RRP: £39.95

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From £55

17. Hiho - Exclusive Sterling Silver Special Edition Wilberry Wonder Pony Charm

A solid sterling silver Willberry charm with a red enamel scarf – just like the real Willberry! For each charm sold, Hiho will give £10 to the Willberry Wonder Pony Charity. RRP: £25

4. Timothy Foxx Hearts Ear Warmer

5. Dubarry Glanmire

6. Wingfield DigbyGreenhouse Tomato Scented Candle

7. Fairfax & FavorThe Athena in Tan

8. Bulter Stewart Ladies Shooting Waistcoat

This gorgeous Limited Edition ‘Hearts’ Ear Warmer uses linen Heart fabric with very soft fleece to create a wonderfully warm ear warmer.

Dubarry’s new knee-length leather boots incorporate GORE-TEX® technology, waterproof and breathable leather, and have external Lycra panels with lacing for a variety of calf widths.

Naturally fragranced triple wick candle encased in a stunning vessel with real feathers sealed inside the glass.

The first heeled ankle boot by Fairfax and Favor is a modern take on the timeless Chelsea Boot silhouette. Expertly cut from premium Spanish suede in a tan hue.

Beautifully finished shooting waistcoat with wine alcantara trim and shoulder patches.

RRP: £40

RRP £28.00

RRP: £235

RRP: £225 RRP: £349



9. Ariat – Coniston Pro GTX Insulated Versatile enough for all year round wear and packed with technology, the Coniston Pro GTX Insulated ticks all the boxes when it comes to fashion, function and comfort.



RRP: £349.99



10. Hot Togs - Nude Thermal Leggings


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Invisible under white and beige breeches and jodhpurs, these thermal leggings have a close and comfortable fit and don’t compromise your look. RRP: £15

12 11. Village England Edenfield bag


Gently structured with a classic wider-at-the-top tote shape in slightly shiny, khaki ‘buffalo’ leather, with a leopard print haircalf side detail.

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RRP: £275

16. Hiho AAA Graded Lustre River Pearls Necklace Made using AAA quality nucleated natural apricot coloured pearls with a gorgeous lustre, this necklace is made with hand strung 13mm pearls. RRP: £985

15. Hiho – Exclusive Sterling Silver and 9ct Rose Gold Cherry Roller Ring

Brand new and set to be a big hit this Christmas, this gorgeous ring has free moving sterling silver and solid rose gold beads. RRP: £95

14. Hawkins Organics -Sloe Down

13. Annabel BrocksCrystal Capes

12. Annabel BrocksFaux Fur Headwarmer

Winter bubble bath and tonic made using organic juniper, ginger and cinnamon. It’s ideal for after a hard day outdoors, to help you relax and unwind naturally.

Made using a cashmere and wool mix, finished with light catching crystal buttons, this stunning cape just slips on over the head. Available in five gorgeous colours.

Available in a range of stylish colour combinations, all made using luxurious faux fur and velvet or tweed.

RRP: £14.95 for 500ml

RRP: £125

RRP: From £45


1. Wingfield Digby Boxing Hares, Blue on Navy Silk Tie

2. Atlas & I Hip Flask

3. Fairfax & Favor The Balmoral in Tan

The subtle pattern of boxing hares make this a formal, but fun silk tie and it looks great with either a white or blue shirt.

This lightweight 6oz leather hip flask is printed with any antique map location in the world. The personalised map is digitally printed onto the leather which is then hand stitched and wrapped around the stainless steel flask.

The Balmoral is a hand stitched loafer crafted from supple suede. The refined and elegant profile is complemented by the inclusion of a leather sole.

RRP: £55


RRP: £52

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Spoil the man in your life with some of our best country and equestrian finds this festive season.

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17. Kate Negus Saddlery - Ruskin & Reeve Belts

16. Ariat Torridon GTX Insulated

15. Butler Stewart Paisley Pheasant Scarf

Top quality English leather belt handmade using Kate Negus quality bridle leather and finished with one of four buckles made by World Champion Farrier Jim Blurton.

Rugged and durable, these are the ultimate men’s outdoor boots. Built to perform, these boots feature a whole host of unique technology, created to provide long lasting durability and comfort.

Luxurious silk and wool scarf with a stunning paisley and pheasant pattern complemented by a stylish tartan check backing.

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RRP: £369.99

RRP: £89

4. Dubarry – Kerry Chelsea Boot

5. Timothy Foxx Men’s Shooting Socks in Burgundy

6. Mackenzie and George - ‘Wycombe’ Shotgun Cartridge Belt

7. Hot TogsMen’s Base Layer Leggings

A Chelsea ankle boot with GORETEX® liner made from Dubarry’s water resistant DryFast-DrySoft ™ leather or suede.

These beautifully warm everyday soft shooting socks are built for comfort and strength. Made in 3 ply Merino Wool Acrylic blend, with a reinforced foot area.

Vegetable tanned saddlehide, solid brass fittings and finished with a real shotgun cartridge shell make this handmade belt the perfect gift for any man in your life! Personalisation also available.

Made for men, these black thermal leggings would be what Santa would choose to keep him warm! Made using a breathable, moisture wicking material that moves with the wearer.

RRP £32.00

RRP: £85

RRP: £249

RRP: £16

8. Hawkins Organic – Stable Hands


Stable Hands is ideal for hardworking hands. It’s 100% natural and contains green fig. It comes in a handy dispenser bottle too, so it can live next to your basin and is always ready to be applied.

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RRP: £12.95 for 250ml

9. Oxford Brush Company - Wooden Footscraper With Bootjack


For those who love the outdoors, this is a must have. The wooden boot scraper has an oiled hardwood handle, strong brush to remove dirt and gravel, and a boot jack too!


RRP: £149.95

10. Oxford Shirt Company – Country Shirt



Available in a range of checked designs, this 100% brushed cotton shirt is regular fit, single cuff and looks great on its own or layered.


RRP: £49.95

14. Belinda Sillars Commissioned Head Study Have your trusty steed or faithful hound immortalised in bronze by renowned sculptor Belinda Sillars. Created to your specification and finished with patina if requested. RRP: POA

13. Doris & Co Enough Is As Good As A Feast Nipper Jolly Useful Board

For lemon and lime for G&T or putting in the Aga with a round cheese, the Nipper Board is game! With Doris’s exclusive ‘Enough Is As Good As A Feast’ design. RRP: £29.95

12. Doris & Co Father Half Pint Mug

11. Hiho - Exclusive Abbey Ling Sterling Silver Shotgun Cufflinks

Show dad you care with this beautiful Doris exclusive. The British creamware half pint mug sports a Doris design where ‘Father’ is framed with a botanical design.

For men with a passion for shooting, these cufflinks are ideal. Featuring small, detailed shotguns and finished with sturdy push through backs.

RRP: £19.95

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1. Kate Negus Saddlery - SR Diamante Browband

2. Kate Negus Saddlery International Dog Collar

3. Charley Chau – Snuggle Dog Bed Velour Teal

Gently curved English leather browband encrusted with glued and stitched diamante crystals. Available in bespoke colours too.

Made from high quality English leather, this collar is padded and lined, has brass fittings, a Union Jack bridle stud, and comes in four sizes to fit all dogs.

Designed for dogs that love to burrow under blankets, Charley Chau’s signature bed now comes in velvety soft, upholstery velour and is a luxurious Christmas gift your dog will love.

RRP: £85 (narrow), £95 (wide)

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Priced from £85.


for for PETS PETS There’s never a bad time to spoil your four-legged friend, whether cat, dog or horse, but Christmas gives us the opportunity to indulge them just a little bit more. They deserve it!

9. Maison Le Lou Gregory Dog Collar in Forest Using leather from one of the best vegetable tanneries in Italy, each Maison Le Lou collar is handmade in England.

2 4. Cheshire and Wain - Caviar Cat Bowl Reward your kitty for their hunting skills with this five star kitty dinnerware – a beautiful hand thrown porcelain bowl with illustrated Caviar tin design.





5. Lead The Walk Reversible Dog Bandana in red/black


This reversible ‘Lumberjack’ bandana is hand made in New Zealand using sturdy yet soft cotton and finished with a Field Mate leather patch and woven tag.


RRP: £22



8. Hiho – Exclusive Sterling Silver Hammered Heart Charm

Show your dog or horse how much you care with this lovely Hiho charm. Made using sterling silver and finished with a lobster clasp. Other designs available.

RRP: £74 RRP: £20

7. Oxford Brush – Wooden Cat Brush

6. Hawkins Organic – Winter Warmer

Light bristle brush with varnished beechwood handle that’s ideal for the most pampered puss!

Winter Warmer is a post exercise warming wash containing organic cinnamon, clove and ginger. It removes sweat, cleans and refreshes at the same time as supporting the horse’s tired muscles.

RRP: £9.95

RRP: £6.50 for 250ml

It’s the thought that lasts

Doris & Co Creamware mugs and homewares. Gifts beautiful, dutiful and wise.

We pack, wrap, send with your message. Christmas sorted.

Creamware Pottery Made in England www.dorisandco.co.uk FREE GIFT WRAP for orders over £20 until 24th December with code CSJ4

Beautifully handcrafted Sterling Silver jewellery including equestrian designs, especially created by country lovers for country lovers. Our pearls necklaces are hand strung on silk in Somerset, can be ordered in any length and come with matching earrings. If you are hunting for the perfect classical present or for bridal jewellery, then look no further.


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Have you seen us at a show this season? Or are you already planning next year? You can find us at the events below, and a whole lot more. See the full list here. Badminton Horse Trials Royal Windsor Horse Show Blenheim International Horse Trials Royal Highland Show The Game Fair Great Yorkshire Show Black Isle Show Gatcombe Horse Trials Burghley Horse Trials Cheltenham Races Moy - Highland Field Sports Fair RHS Chelsea Flower Show Blair Castle Horse Trials Osberton Horse Trials The London International Horse Show Olympia

Our next shows are Cheltenham and London International Horse Show Olympia. Come and see Andrew and the rest of our amazing Hiho shows team. What this lovely lot don’t know about jewellery isn’t worth knowing! We’re very, very lucky to have such a great team working on the shows! Cheltenham Open - 11th & 12th November Cheltenham International - 9th & 10th December London International Horse Show Olympia - 13th to 19th December Find out more about these on our website.

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