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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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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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The Training Academy is back with brand new instructors!

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Imogen Johnson, 29 March 2012 09:43

It’s back by popular demand - next month the 2012 Training Academy will begin! Over the next six months you’ll have access to advice and training from our brand new and brilliant Training Academy instructors - dressage star Spencer Wilton and international event rider and show jumper Jay Halim. Together they’ll cover everything from the basics to competing at a one-day-event so ...

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Amersham horse goes from horrific hell to harmonious new home

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Larissa Chapman, 21 March 2012 16:52

Amersham horse Wilma who had a terrible start in life is now excelling in her new home thanks to World Horse Welfare’s ‘Rehome a Horse’ month last year. Due to the positive feedback and success of last year’s campaign, World Horse Welfare have decided to dedicate the month of March as ‘Rehome a Horse’ month for 2012  Wilma was part ...

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New appointments at The British Racing School

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Larissa Chapman, 08 March 2012 17:40

The British Racing School (BRS) is pleased to announce two new appointments; Bill Ratcliffe as Training Operation Manager and Aaron Bateman as a Yard Instructor. Bill and Aaron both have extensive experience in the racing industry.  Bill held a Trainers License for six years, before working in Singapore.  His first winner, a gelding called Bel Cantor, has recently joined the ...

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Time for some clever cleaning

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Imogen Johnson, 28 February 2012 12:01

Feeling the pinch? Cut down on costs by being clever with your cleaning products. Many purpose-designed cleaning products promise the earth and have hefty price tags. Everyday, traditional cleaning products, such as Soda Crystals, Soap Flakes and White Vinegar are versatile, sustainable and affordable, so why not give them a go? To remove ground in grease or stubborn saddle stains, simply ...

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