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Brilliant new book aims to harmonise the minds of horse and rider

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Sasha Melia

Quiller Publishing are delighted to announce they will be launching Eric Smiley’s new book, Two Brains One Aim, at the International Eventing Forum on 4 February 2019.


Smiley, a former international event rider turned international coach and FEI judge, will be available to sign copies of his new book which he has written in conjunction with Ellie Hughes, a freelance equestrian journalist and keen competitor.


Two Brains One Aim, Smiley says, is about bringing the mind of the rider together with the mind of the horse while highlighting the key component in their synergy: understanding. He addresses fundamental topics pertinent to riders, with philosophical discussion and practical exercises applicable to all levels.


Smiley says, ‘This book is aimed at riders, coaches, and anyone interested in learning more about how humans and horses interact. I have tried to harness my own experiences when I cover the three main disciplines—dressage, show jumping, and eventing—and how they relate to one another. I look at how those in a coaching position can guide riders to perform better by making their lives less complicated and more fulfilling, and I examine how riders can apply the same principles to training their horses and become self-sufficient.’


The book has already received high praise from elite equestrians such as Ian Stark OBE, Christopher Bartle, William Micklem and Yogi Breisner.


Andrew Johnston, Managing Director of Quiller Publishing, said, ‘we are delighted to be publishing Two Brains, One Aim with Eric Smiley and with simultaneous publication in the United States it will be an invaluable guide to Eric’s renowned training techniques and experiences, which are applicable to rider’s at every level.


Two Brains One Aim will be available from  and will retail for £19.95


For information about the International Eventing Forum, please visit


Two Brains One Aim

Top Event Sire Ramiro B passes away

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018 by Sasha Melia

It is with great sadness that the Nina Barbour and the team at Bolesworth announce the passing of Ramiro B, after being diagnosed with irreversible kidney failure at the age of 24.


Ramiro B has been standing in the UK since 2011, and has consistently been one of the most popular Eventing Sires in the World, currently standing at number 6 on the World Breeding Federation Eventing Sire rankings.


His progeny have had their most successful year to date in 2018, with Cooley Master Class winning the Rolex Kentucky CCI 4* with Oliver Townend, followed by Cooley SRS achieving runner up spot at Badminton Horse Trials also with Oliver later in the Spring.


Tullis Matson from Stallion AI services said:


‘Here at stallion AI services we were all terribly sad to hear of the loss of Ramiro B.  We have been honoured and privileged to have him standing with us since 2011 and so he really has been a big part of the family here.  His temperament was second to none and he was a gentleman in every way.

His legacy will live on through his incredibly successful progeny that are already out competing as well as his future foals.  Our thoughts are with Nina Barbour and the whole team at Bolesworth at this incredibly sad time.’


Nina Barbour, owner of Ramiro B said:


Ramiro B owes us nothing.  It was a real shock for us this week, when the team at Leahurst diagnosed him with irreversible kidney failure, following a deterioration in his appetite last week.  He has been much loved and I am very grateful to both the teams at Stallion AI and Bolesworth who have looked after him beautifully to the end.  We will all miss him very much, but it is a comfort that we have frozen semen stored and will be able to continue his legacy for some time to come.


Ramiro B’s frozen semen will be available for 2019 with a Live Foal Guarantee at a price of £850 plus VAT (This entitles the mare owner to frozen semen until a live foal is born and lives for 24 hours).


For all enquiries please contact Stallion AI services at [email protected] or call on 01948666295.

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