My day normally starts at 5:30am when I go out to feed our four horses. I have just the one horse, Jac which I event up to intermediate level. My sister keeps her two horses with me, a dressage horse she competes up to medium level and a retired eventer and my mum has the cutest pony which she happily hacks around the lanes on.

Whilst the horses have their breakfasts I muck out with the fantastic help of my parents and my husband, Michael.

During the summer months, I mainly ride before work and will either hack out on the roads or school him in the menage. Jac then gets washed off and turned out in the paddock.


I head off to work, where I am full time at an independent school as a Year One teacher. I have worked at my current school for just over twenty years now and absolutely love being part of the children’s learning journey and seeing them progress.


After a full day at work, I return home anywhere between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
It’s a quick change and back outside on the yard. Evenings are mainly spent with the horses either taking Jac to the gallops for canter work, giving him a jump if he has a competition coming up or going off to
my instructors for a lesson.

I also like to help my sister with her horse and regularly take her to lessons. It really is a family affair!

paula dewsbury eventing
paula dewsbury and horse
paula dewsbury and horse