Equestrian Mums Club

Equestrian Mums Club

Hello! Welcome to the Equestrian Mums Club. We're THE community hub for parents with horses and children. We're your hosts, Katie Allen-Clarke and Sophie Conway - UK-based equestrians who happen to be parents. From pregnancy to the first 2 years of your little bundle’s life (and beyond!), we’re creating content you can laugh at, cry at and resonate with. Parenthood is a major change in anyone’s life - but with four-legged dependents, too, the pressure and guilt can be even greater. But, you are not alone... Join us as we navigate the world of ponies and parenting, together. read less
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Episodes

#27 Taking leaps of faith & the superpower of ADHD | Chat with Elli Sydenham
2d ago
#27 Taking leaps of faith & the superpower of ADHD | Chat with Elli Sydenham
What would you say your superpower is? In this episode, we're getting to know Elli Sydenham - supermum, single parent and social media manager(!) for her 13-year-old daughter, Phoebe and their many four-legged friends. Known on Instagram by the handle @hattie_the wildcardpony, this glorious duo are brightening our feeds on the daily - with daughter, Phoebe, letting her creative streak and determined nature run riot and mum, Elli, being the "buffer and safety net" for content, comments and followers. (Pretty hard work when there's 15k+ followers!) Listen on to hear more about: Elli's background and life as a "first generation equestrian" & "first generation equestrian mum"The challenges and benefits of co-parenting with an exAdvocating for Phoebe's ADHD diagnosis and life after the discoveryThe benefits of horses and social media for someone with a neurodevelopment differenceManaging an adolescent's social media account as a parent This was such an open and honest conversation, with huge thanks to Elli for her candour. We hope this conversation gives you plenty to think about, but plenty to be hopeful about, too - especially if you, or someone you know, are struggling with accepting a "difference" of any kind. Because, your difference can be just what the world needs! --- Want to hear more from the Equestrian Mums Club? We’re over on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube - find us with the handle @equestrianmumsclub or head to our profile page for the link straight there. Make sure to hit the follow button for more content like this!
#23 The power in planning your financial future | Chat with Charlotte Watson
Apr 18 2024
#23 The power in planning your financial future | Chat with Charlotte Watson
If you won £200,000 on the lottery tonight... what would you spend it on? How do you know what your financial priorities are (& what "should" they be)? In this episode, we're talking to the self-titled "pensions princess", Charlotte Watson. UK-based financial planner, horse owner/rider/enthusiast/aficionado and mother-of-one - Charlotte is certainly not your stereotypical "man in a pin-striped" suit! In this chat, Charlotte is breaking down the difficult financial jargon you've probably heard of... with a sprinkle of glitter, a great big smile and in terms you and your horsey dreams will be delighted to hear about! Who knew finances could be fun?! (No, we're not kidding!) Listen on to hear more on... Who is Charlotte - and how did a horsey girl, the daughter of a jockey, become a financial planner?!What can a financial planner do for you?Who should be using a financial planner? How should you be prioritising your finances, based on my income level?What IS child benefit and is it worth claiming?When should we be looking to save or invest?How can we protect ourselves financially - inc. tips around life cover, sick pay, retirement planning, and inheritancePlus, Charlotte's top tips for expectant equestrian parents Charlotte is giving us a truly unique viewpoint on finances - knowing our struggles as equestrians, parents and people juggling so many responsibilities. Money is so emotive for many of us - so we really hope you find this episode as useful as we did whilst recording! --- Want to hear more from the Equestrian Mums Club? We’re over on Instagram and Facebook - find us with the handle @equestrianmumsclub or head to our profile page for the link straight there. Make sure to hit the follow button for more content like this!
#20 Living with horses, babies & loss | Chat with Cheryl Dollery
Mar 28 2024
#20 Living with horses, babies & loss | Chat with Cheryl Dollery
Life has many twists and turns, ups and down - and as equestrians and parents, we can sometimes think that perhaps we experience a few more than the average Joe(lle)! It's not an 'easy' life to begin with - but many of our fellow equestrians are also privately facing trials and tribulations we may know very little about... In this episode, we got to speak to an "everyday equestrian mum", Cheryl Dollery, about her experiences so far... From living with two hilarious Highland ponies and a growing family, to losing a baby girl with ⁠Patau's Syndrome⁠ and a troublesome newborn stage with her gorgeous little boy, Theo. In her own words, Cheryl tells us more about; Native pony chuckles and capers (inc. Highland pony and Welsh Section D quirks!)How her Highland ponies fit into everyday family lifeHer little boy, Theo, and his rocky start to newborn lifeHow losing a baby girl with Patau's Syndrome (a genetic chromosome disorder) has affected her lifeHow you learn to live with grief as time passes Plus, much more. We were so grateful to Cheryl for generously sharing her experiences with us, so hope you can take some strength and inspiration from this episode. Please note: Some of the topics we discuss in this episode some listeners may find challenging - including baby loss and grief. We advise listener discretion. --- Want to hear more from the Equestrian Mums Club? We’re over on Instagram and Facebook - find us with the handle @equestrianmumsclub or head to our profile page for the link straight there. Make sure to hit the follow button for more content like this!
#18 From Olympic medallist to mum of four | Chat with Laura Tomlinson MBE
Mar 14 2024
#18 From Olympic medallist to mum of four | Chat with Laura Tomlinson MBE
We often marvel at mothers who take on careers alongside parenting... but there's jobs, and then there's elite-level sport... In this episode, we were blessed to have an glimpse into how one superwoman makes it all work - Olympic medallist, international dressage rider, Laura Tomlinson. Laura has competed at the World Equestrian Games, the European Championships, 2x Olympic Games and a vast number of other high profile shows throughout her career. She was part of the gold medal-winning team at the London 2012 Olympics and also took home an individual bronze medal with her Danish Warmblood, Mistral Højris (Alf). Incredibly, she was also appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to equestrianism. We sit down and get to know Laura over a cup of tea - as she gives us all a rare glimpse into what life is really like as an elite athlete and as an equestrian mum of four (wow!). Join us and listen in, as we find out more about: Where her love of horses really startedWhat it was like to experience selection and participation for the Olympic GamesHow she balances parenthood alongside her husband, professional polo player, Mark TomlinsonWho her children are, as well as their interestsHow she keeps the memory of loved ones passed alive for her childrenDaily life with four children and multiple horses! Plus, much much more. We hope you enjoy! --- Want to hear more from the Equestrian Mums Club? We’re over on Instagram and Facebook - find us with the handle @equestrianmumsclub or head to our profile page for the link straight there. Make sure to hit the follow button for more content like this!