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ABOUT

WHO IS MUMSHAYNET?

ANDREA

Andrea is a former national newspaper columnist, journalist, subeditor, and best-selling author (at least in Germany). Despite a life filled with thrills, spills, and too much David Beckham, all of this paled into insignificance the moment that horses entered her life. Naturally, it started with one and now there are four. Along with her horses – Lucky, Mina, Sundance and Bodhi – Andrea lives with five rescue dogs and four street cats. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she is single.

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KATHRYN

Kathryn worked on four national newspapers during an illustrious 25-year career in journalism, covering major stories across the world before hanging up her notebook.


For a while, voluntary work called and she ploughed her efforts into supporting teenagers with special needs before taking up the reins of a small, independent charity offering a safe and supportive space to adults struggling with mental health issues. The organisation won several awards during her tenure.


After opting for semi-retirement last year, Kathryn swapped suburbia for a rural small holding in the Brecon Beacons and returned to owning horses after a 20-year hiatus. She is now the proud owner of three youngsters, Hector, Tristan, and Trudy, as well as a rescue dog called Jonty, two cats, two pigmy goats and 25 chickens.


People-wise, Kathryn has been married to non-horsey Patrick for the past 26-years. Together they have two adult kids, Lucy, 25, who is a junior doctor, and James, 21, a student at Edinburgh University.

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IAN

Ian wrote a few magazine articles before giving up journalism to go digital native.

 

He's spent the last 28 years learning the black arts of software development and has designed websites and user interfaces for multi-billion dollar technology companies, market research giants and some of the biggest live sound acts that have ever played for an audience.

 

He doesn't know very much about horses, but is smart enough to do as he's told.

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