Welcome to our feature, 10 minutes in the tackroom. This is a regular feature where we ask riders, businesses and charities 12 questions and they have a maximum of 10 minutes to answer them.

This week in the saddle we have up and coming showjumper Amy Parkin. You can follow Amy on Twitter and Instagram

Tell us about your horse!

I have a promising young team of showjumpers. My two main jumping horses are Tullibards Cruising (Rupert) and Barnahown (Gary).

Rupert is a 16.3 Irish 6 year old gelding. Hes the comedian in the yard always causing trouble, I have produced him myself and he has recently stepped up to foxhunter.

Gary is 17h 8 year old and is also Irish, he's only recently joined my team and still getting to know each other however we've been doing well jumping foxhunter and have been jumping the newcomers second round horse of the year qualifiers which has been a big step up for us.

I have a few young horses that I'm currently producing for myself as well as for owners and I'm looking forward to bringing them up through the levels.

Amy Parkin Showjumping

Tell us a horse joke!

When does a horse talk?  Whinney wants to! 

What do you do when you aren’t with your horse?

Go out and have a laugh with my friends and family.

What do you love about the horsey community?

There's great sportsmanship between the showjumpers.

What do you dislike about the horsey community?

There's the odd few that blame their horses for their own mistakes.

Do your family share your passion of horses?

Yes both mum and dad help me around the yard, also dad takes shifts driving the lorry when traveling a lot.

Tell us your funniest horse related story!

I took a few horses training when I came back to the yard, Destiny my young mare had undone the handle on her electric fenced paddock and let all the other horses out. They were all roaming around the yard and she was in my feed room!

Who is your favourite famous horse rider?

Nick Skelton

Read more about Nick Skelton here.

Who is your favourite famous horse?

I love both Arko and Big Star

Read more about Arko here and Big Star here.

How many times have you fallen off?

Too many times, with plenty of broken bones but it will never stop me from riding.

What horsey product can’t you live without?

Hoof dressing #nofootnohorse

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself!

I'm terrified of chickens! we have a few around the yard and I've been stuck in stables because they're outside.

Well done Amy you have completed the 10 minutes in the tackroom challenge. If you would like to take part in the challenge, email info@equissimo.co.uk.

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