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Common worms and the damage they do to your horse

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Becky Statham, 21 July 2014 10:43

Small Redworm These small, 1cm long, parasites are probably the most serious internal parasite, causing colic, severe weight loss, diarrhoea and sometime death. These parasites are hard to kill as they hide from the immune system within cysts in the gut wall. There’s also widespread resistance to the wormers which are currently available on the market. Roundworm These are large ...

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Help HAPPA’s second chance ponies find a forever home

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Becky Statham, 18 July 2014 11:37

HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) have entered two of their second chance ponies, HAPPA Jet and HAPPA Otto, into a competition to take place at Equifest 2014 (taking place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough from 13 to 17 August). HAPPA second chance Jet and HAPPA second chance Otto will be competing in the special rescue classes ...

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Enjoy an exciting few days at Blair Castle Horse Trials

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Becky Statham, 17 July 2014 12:47

Blair Castle Horse Trials is Scotland’s only three-star three-day event and attracts riders entering their horse for the first time in a CCI* right through to advanced horses competing at the top of the sport that compete to try and win the CCI***. The cross-country course for 2014 is being designed by Ian Stark and for the first time ever ...

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Join in the fun of the festival

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Becky Statham, 17 July 2014 12:39

The Festival of British Eventing takes place at Gatcombe Park, the home of the Princess Royal and her family, and is unique in that it incorporates the British Championships of the three levels of eventing – Novice, Intermediate and Advanced (also known as the British Open Championships). As this is a one-day-event, riders will complete the three phases of dressage, ...