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New scheme offers support to owners facing the final goodbye

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Katy Islip, 17 January 2013 15:21

Every horse owner dreads the day they have to say that final farewell to their beloved equine, but for those struggling to judge whether that time has come, help is at hand in the form of a new support scheme.The British Horse Society (BHS) has set up the ‘Friends at the End’ scheme to ensure no horse owner has to ...

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New scheme offers support to owners facing the final goodbye

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Katy Islip, 17 January 2013 15:21

Every horse owner dreads the day they have to say that final farewell to their beloved equine, but for those struggling to judge whether that time has come, help is at hand in the form of a new support scheme.The British Horse Society (BHS) has set up the ‘Friends at the End’ scheme to ensure no horse owner has to ...

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Dressage challenge set to test rider’s control!

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Helen Milbank, 16 January 2013 15:07

A charity dressage competition next month may well cause a stir among spectators, as Your Horse reader Lauren Allport is aiming to compete her horse Boo – minus her tack! The fund-raising event, on 24 February at Norton Heath Equestrian Centre in Essex, will see university student Lauren aim to ride her test without tack. She’s hoping to raise much-needed ...

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Wow, what a year!

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Larissa Chapman, 31 December 2012 11:00

Well, what a fantastic year it’s been at Your Horse towers. We’ve seen an outpouring of praise and admiration and a huge surge in the popularity of equestrian sports thanks to the amazing performances of all our riders at the 2012 Olympic Games – we’re well and truly on the map!! We’ve been glued to our screens, on the edge ...

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Equestrian stars honoured!

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Imogen Johnson, 29 December 2012 08:33

Along with some of the UK's greatest sporting stars equestrian pros Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, Laura Bechtolsheimer, Natasha Baker, Sophie Christiansen, Scott Brash, Peter Charles and Mary King have all been recognised the New Year Honours List. After an incredible year for them all Charlotte Dujardin and Sophie Christiansen received the highest accolade of an OBE and the remaining riders deservedly received MBEs. ...

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Orphaned elephants horse around in new rugs

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Larissa Chapman, 05 December 2012 12:55

Wildlife conservation charity, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), was thrilled to receive these amazing photos from the Elephant Orphanage Project that they support in Zambia. With ivory poaching reaching near epidemic levels, the number of baby elephants orphaned when their mothers are killed is sadly on the rise, so support for projects like this  is now more important than ever. ...

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Can you give Mistletoe a home this Christmas?

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Larissa Chapman, 29 November 2012 14:42

Nine-year-old pony, Mistletoe, who was rescued in a terrible condition last Christmas, is now helping to raise much needed funds for rescued horses and ponies by being the face of World Horse Welfare’s Christmas campaign. Mistletoe has her own donation page www.worldhorsewelfare.org/mistletoe where a donation of just £20 will help to provide for the immediate care of sick horses. Mistletoe ...

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Rising Andalusian stars from an unusual setting

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Becky Statham, 18 October 2012 10:52

Visitors to the racehorse pre-training and rehabilitation yard in Middle Barton, Oxfordshire, run by Karen Boudon and Mark Pitman (son of Jenny) are surprised to see a few unusual looking ‘Thoroughbreds’ flying up the gallops or peering out over boxes. The yard is also home to three PRE (Pura Raza Española) Andalusian dressage horses owned jointly by Karen and Mark. ...

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Memorial fund launched after rescue pony Quest loses his fight for life

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Katy Islip, 19 April 2012 09:15

Heartbroken charity staff and supporters have launched a memorial fund after a pony rescued in a desperate condition lost his fight for life.Named Quest by his carers, the 18-month-old 12hh bay was rescued from a field in Bedfordshire by the RSPCA on March 21, and was given into the care of The Horse Trust.Quest was shockingly emaciated, crawling with lice ...

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Jill and Gem set to mark Queen's Jubilee with epic charity ride

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Katy Islip, 11 April 2012 10:14

A dedicated rider is preparing to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic year by riding from Norfolk to south Wales via Buckingham Palace to raise money for charity.Jill Perry, of Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, will saddle up her Welsh cob Gem on April 22, when she sets off from Sandringham House in Norfolk for her month-long ride, which will ...

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Leave a lasting legacy

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Imogen Johnson, 02 April 2012 14:35

With over half of World Horse Welfare’s income coming from the gifts left in peoples’ wills – the charity claims it simply couldn’t survive without this form of donation. In fact a staggering 60% of the income World Horse Welfare (WHW) receives is donated in this special way - money that makes a huge difference in so many ways to ...

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