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 Sara Bunch. 

Tell us about your horse!

I have three horses,

Unquie 5yr old by Utophia mare,

Sara Bunch Unique Equissimo

Unquie is a bay mare who scored in the top five of the Dressage section in the BEF evaluation but sadly had a field accident that put pay to her attending the final qualify as a three year old, since backing late as a four year old she has been attending clinics and building her strength to prepare her for her Dressage career. Unquie also models for Equestrian company’s due to her super good looks ! 

Desire by Dimaggio 4yr old mare,

Sara Bunch Desire Equissimo

She is a chestnut mare by Dimmagio out of a fidertanz /Prince thatch mare she scored elite at the BEF Futurity and became reserve supreme champion of the Hannovarian society and has just taken part in the equine pathway world class evaluation

Dependence 2yr old gelding also by Dimaggio

Sara Bunch Dependance Equissimo

Dependance is a two year old chestnut gelding by Dimmagio out of a Fidertanz/DeNiro mare who will started under saddle next year, he has been growing in the field since his grading with the Hannovarian Society where he got an amazing score for confirmation and ability/paces. 

Tell us a horse joke!

What food do race horses eat ….. (fast food)

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

I work full time running my hair dressing company. I have worked my day around my horses, so ride first and work late.

What do you love about the horsey community?

The support you receive from friends and colleagues.

What do you dislike about the horsey community?

Unsupportive people, who forget you are trying your best. 

Do your family share your passion of horses?

No, my mum is petrified of horses, they support me but when its freezing cold or pouring with rain, they don’t understand its 365 – 24/7.

Tell us your funniest horse related story!

I am always mucking around with the grooms on the yard, so to many to just pick one.

Who is your favourite famous horse rider?

Reiner Klimke and his daughter Ingrid 

I have read all his books, watched all his videos and enjoy watching the same methods instilled in his family’s riding.

Read more about Reiner Klimke here.

Who is your favourite famous horse?

It would have to be Next Milton Show Jumper, I even to stroke him, at Olympia when I was really young, had the jacket the lot. 

Read more about Milton here.

How many times have you fallen off?

More than seven times….

What horsey product can’t you live without?

Tail detangler I love my horses to have a full, thick tail with daily care.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself!

I make breakfast and dinner for my horses every day but at home I only cook once a week...

Well done Sara 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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