Equestrian Blog

News and thoughts from around the equestrian community

FAQs on riding hats after 1384 withdrawal

Why has the 1384 standard been withdrawn? Safety standards, including 1384, are typically revised every 5 years, but not every revision results in significant changes. The review process for 1384 was underway for some years, but a deemed lack of progress towards consensus on whether the standard should be changed has led to the unfortunate situation where the standard has instead been withdrawn, completely. [More]

Free Delivery - Limited Time Only!

Yippee! From Monday 9th November our standard UK mainland delivery service – up to £5.99 – will be FREE for online orders and there's no minimum spend required! As an added bonus, we’ll even deduct £5.99 from the delivery charge should your order require our Express, Export, Offshore or Heavy Duty service. Which means you’ll be saving whatever delivery service you use! [More]

Delivery's On Us - Limited Time Only!

Until 8.30am, Thursday 24th September only our standard UK mainland delivery service – up to £5.99 – is FREE for online orders when you spend £10 or more! As an added bonus, we’ll even deduct £5.99 from the delivery charge should your order require our Express, Export, Offshore or Heavy Duty service. Which means you’ll be saving whatever delivery service you use! [More]

Let the bargain hunting begin - Thursday 20th August!

Our Online and Instore End of Season Sale starts at 9am, Thursday 20th August. We’ve not been shy with our mark downs, so there’s bound to be something in the sale section that you’ve had your eye on for a while, or something that’s simply too good a bargain to turn down. As usual in a sale, stock on some of the items is limited so be quick, as these bargains are going to sell out fast! [More]

Robinsons Becomes a ‘High Street’ Retailer

We’re pleased to announce that Robinsons, the UK’s number one equestrian retailer, has joined forces with the Sports Direct, the UK’s number one sports retailer to offer high street shoppers an enticing range of equestrian products. This ground-breaking agreement means that equestrian consumers around the country will be greeted with a familiar name from the sport as they do their ‘regular’ shopping, from April. [More]

Hac Tac: The Return of the ‘Original Alternative’!

If you’ve been around horses long enough to know what a jute rug is, or if you can remember the days when the Horse of the Year Show was on BBC1, you’ll probably remember the Hac Tac brand of rider clothing. Now, it’s back – and we’re thrilled to be able to say that it’ll soon be appearing in our Spring 2015 collection! [More]

About the Robinsons Catalogue…

Hi.  Have you got a moment?  We need to talk… …Okay, I'm just going to say it: I think we have a problem with Catalogue. Like a much-loved, ailing pony, its behaviour has been a concern for a while. At first, we chose to ignore it, then we made excuses for it but deep down, I think we both knew this day would come. We have to do something or it'll just be a matter of time before it bites somebody – and neither of us wants that. I know you'll be shocked by this – it's a lot to take in. I know you've looked forward to seeing its smiling face every season, all these years. We've both enjoyed the familiar sound it makes when it pokes through the letterbox in the morning. We should cherish those days and be glad they've lasted so long. The thing is, it's nearly 30 years old now and, well, you can just tell it's not as happy as it used to be - and no longer able to keep up with its stable mates, Email, Social and Stores. It's just not fair to it to see it in its present, diminished state when it used to be so full and vibrant and carefree. We owe it to Catalogue to be responsible and do what's best, however it makes us feel. This may be the year when we have to do 'the right thing'. It'll soon be spring so let's put it out to pasture for now and let it enjoy its rest. If things are worse in the autumn, we'll talk again and…you know…make a decision. Does that sound sensible? Thanks for being so strong about this... X

New Spring Range & FREE Delivery!

To celebrate the launch of our Spring 2015 range and for a limited time only, our standard UK mainland delivery service – up to £5.99 – is FREE for online orders over £20! Plus, as an added bonus, we’ll even deduct £5.99 from the delivery charge should your order require our Express, Export, Offshore or Heavy Duty service. Which means you’ll be saving whatever delivery service you use! [More]

2015 End of Season Sale!

Our Online and Instore End of Season Sale starts at 9am, Thursday 12th February. We’ve not been shy with our mark downs, so there’s bound to be something in the sale section that you’ve had your eye on for a while, or something that’s simply too good a bargain to turn down. As usual in a sale, stock on some of the items is limited so be quick, as these bargains are going to sell out fast! For those of you who prefer to handle your bargains before you buy them, our Instore Sale is for you. At Ashton, Basingstoke, Cannock and our new Leeds Megastore, you’ll be able to grab a bargain from 9am until 8pm on Thurs 12th February. Our Cardiff store will be open at 9am but will close a little earlier, at 5.30pm. If you are planning a visit to any of our stores during the Sale, here’s a quick guide to each store, their contact details and their opening hours. Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire Cannock, Staffordshire Basingstoke, Hampshire Radyr nr Cardiff, Glamorgan Leeds