elcome 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 Camilla Kelly. You can follow Camilla on her Facebook, and Instagram pages.

Tell us about your horse!

Maximus Almighty: Six year old thoroughbred. Prelim Level eventer. Novice level Dressage.  Cross country machine. Also enjoys hunting, mustering and pulling his shoes off.

Mouse:  Three year old thoroughbred. Hoping to compete in her first intro when she turns four. Loves to jump and escape from her paddock.

Cramming: Six year old thoroughbred. Currently in re-training. The kindest, most gentle horse anyone could wish for.

Noosa Belle: Six year old warmblood. Rescued as a yearling. Intro level eventer. Boss of the paddock.


Tell us a horse joke!

What did one horse say to the other?

The pace is familiar, but I can’t remember the mane.

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

I work full time for my husbands thoroughbred breaking business, so minutes with out horse company are few and far between. Though, I do enjoy go0d food, good wine and good company after a long day!

What do you love about the horsey community?

Being able to make great friends who share your interest and passion. No matter where you are in the world, you are you can find a job and friends in the industry. I am lucky that it has allowed me to work and event in Australia whilst making many friends along the way.

What do you dislike about the horsey community?

People who put you down, when you are just out to do your best and have fun!

Do your family share your passion of horses?

Mum and Dad both grew up with horses.

Mum used to event and compete on the working hunter circuit. 

Dad point to pointed and team chased when he was younger. He still hunts on his off the track tb ‘Jimmy’ and does a few hunt races.

My extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins all hunt and event. A real family affair.


Tell us your funniest horse related story!

Being legged straight over the top of a horse by my father in one of my first point to point rides. Mortifying.

Who is your favourite famous horse rider?

Micheal Jung. He has taken eventing to the next level. Competing at Grand Prix dressage one week, to jumping a 1m50 show jumping class the next.

Read more about Michael Jung here


Who is your favourite famous horse?

La Biosthetique Sam- Olympic, world and European champion. 17 Years old, and still aiming for another Badminton.

Read more about La Biosthetique Sam here


How many times have you fallen off?

Too many times, but I’ve heard it doesn’t count if you shout stepping off before hitting the ground?!

What horsey product can’t you live without?

Fly spray. The summers in Australia can be rather brutal and the flys make riding very unpleasant for both horse and rider.


Tell us an interesting fact about yourself!

I live in Australia and cant handle snakes. There is one currently living in my chicken house. Its really stressing me out.

Well done Camilla 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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