About Lara Lain

Lara Lain freelance rider & horse trainer Pembrokeshire reunited with showjumper Diamond Ex

Malcolm, the real life unicorn!

Lara Lain, Author of Larasstory

// Updated 12th April 2024 //
Hi there,

Hope you are well and keeping busy enjoying your life wherever you are reading from.
Thank you for visiting my blog, Larasstory

I am Lara Lain!
Proudly from Pembroke a small (one way street!) town in West Wales, UK.

Larasstory (the blog!) has been published since March 2015. I’ve been writing online since 2010.

Over the years I have shared all sorts including; travel, fitness, career, relationships, big life hurdles plus many motivational & inspirational tips for living better days.

I’ve worked for the world’s biggest publishing houses in London and scouted the globe as a solo female traveller.

During my travels I lived (& worked) in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand – Queenstown, New Zealand and Salvador, Brazil. I spent 2019 working in the world’s oldest rainforest in Cairns, Queensland.

From May 2014 I regarded Bondi Beach, Sydney as my ‘home’. Adventures and work took me away a few times but I kept finding a path back to my beachside lifestyle.

During Covid-times of May 2020 – December 2021 I worked remotely from Bondi, Wales UK, Spain & Ireland. Then I spent an eye-opening two months in New York – back in an office environment, on a secondment. New York was to be my ‘final stop’ of many years living away from home … Life in New York showed me it was time to move back and start building a long-term life that I loved back home to Pembrokeshire, West Wales in the UK. I moved back home in January 2022 and have been there since. Now I am home, I feel like (and sincerely hope!) I’ll always be here.

I love to write and hope the content I share on Larasstory is positive & helpful.

10 Fast Facts

#1 Horses and showjumping were my life growing up! I only sold my ‘unicorn’, Malcolm, to go travelling – he is a Grade A Irish Sports Horse. Mally didn’t mind me going away – he has lived like a King with Jade ever since! You can follow his adventures on Instagram @jchsporthorses

#2 On April 15th 1998 (when I was 12!) I was lucky enough to buy a little orange ball of fire called Holly. I named her I’m A Firestarter due to the colour of her and the fact it was my fave song at the time!. She was my best mate, we won everything! Holly went on to jump on the Welsh team. I sent money home to Wales every month for my friend Emily, who (amazingly!) looked after her for her last 13 years. Holly is a love of my life. … Holly was with us until May 2022. She went aged 32.

#3 I proudly hold two degrees.
2:1 Bachelors Degree in English Literature. I also have a Masters Degree in English Literature, I specialised in William Shakespeare. I studied for four years at Cardiff University.

#4 I hustled hard and worked for six years in London for the biggest publishing brands in the world.

#5 The Sun, The News of the World, The Times, The Daily Express, Horse & Hound, Nuts magazine, Loaded magazine, Decanter magazine and LOOK magazine are just a few of the brands I was lucky enough to learn my craft with.

#6 I was the Marketing Executive at LOOK magazine, Britain’s Best Selling Fashion Weekly, for four years. I won ‘Marketing Executive of the Year’ during this exhilarating time in my career.

#7 ‘After London’ age 28, I solo travelled and worked in Asia, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand during 2014 – 2016.

#8 I am a marketing, content & growth expert with 17+ years marketing global brands. I work as a Project Manager & EA for an exciting data consultancy – BaseOne – see more on my career achievements on LinkedIn.

#9 Lara Lain Horses – Freelance rider & coach – I make the best of my mornings, evenings & weekends by being surrounded by as a many horses as possible. I freelance as a horse rider & a horse riding coach. I offer horse sitting services. I help owners & other horse riders across Pembrokeshire with hacking, schooling, show jumping and fitness training. I also offer horse & pony clipping services across Pembrokeshire.

#10 My boyfriend Brandon, my two horses Elvis & Jovie and my two little dogs Patsy & Buddy are my life! All the things that make life happy and fun are within them!


Ask me anything: Larasstory@gmail.com

Thank You for visiting my blog. 


  1. Aakar Akhani
    March 30, 2015 / 4:42 am

    Well thats really nice. You know travelling and exploring the world is always fun and more fun if Adventure is included.All the best!! Keep travelling.

    • March 30, 2015 / 7:27 am

      Thank you for visiting my blog! You are right about adventure! Thank you for your kind wishes

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