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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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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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Laura Bechtolsheimer clinic and demonstration day

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Imogen Johnson, 23 February 2012 17:04

British dressage star Laura Bechtolsheimer will be holding a day of lessons, followed by a 45 minute demonstration on one of her own horses -  and you can watch. The day, to be held at Patchetts Equestrian Centre in Hertfordshire on Friday 13 April, will start at 10am with 45 minute long rider lessons. There will be seven lessons in ...

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World Horse Welfare urges horse owners to think twice before taking on too many animals

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Larissa Chapman, 26 January 2012 17:15

World Horse Welfare is urging horse owners across the UK to think twice before taking on too many animals as the charity’s Field Officers are seeing an unprecedented number of welfare cases involving large groups of horses. Field Officers have recently seen several examples where they have investigated a welfare concern in response to a call from a worried member ...

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Enjoy a day in the saddle exploring Cheshire via new 35-mile ride

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Katy Islip, 19 January 2012 10:42

Riders can enjoy the beautiful Cheshire countryside thanks to a new 35-mile ride mapped out by a rider who wanted to share her home county’s beauty spots.Laureen Roberts, a member of access and bridleways group North Cheshire Riders (NCR), came up with the idea for the ride while recovering from a broken leg, and planned a route passing through fields, ...

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Exmoor ponies win international titles in new sport of horse agility

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Katy Islip, 13 January 2012 11:32

Nimble British ponies and their handlers have swept the board in the Horse Agility World Championships. The International Horse Agility Club presented the titles to two British handlers and their Exmoor ponies after their agility, obedience and unflappable natures impressed the judges. The worldwide OLHA! video league winner was Dawn Westcott of Exmoor, Somerset with her pure-bred Exmoor stallion, Hawkwell ...

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Woman given lifetime ban from keeping animals after mass equine neglect conviction

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Katy Islip, 11 January 2012 16:58

A woman who left more than 20 horses in ‘dreadful’ conditions has been banned from keeping animals for life. Valerie Pritchard, 65, of Cuminestown, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, was convicted of five offences under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act for causing unnecessary suffering to the horses, which were kept at her farm. Her trial heard welfare officers found 23 horses ...

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Festive show jumping event raises £1,300 for charity

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Katy Islip, 06 January 2012 15:25

A popular festive show jumping competition reinstated due to public demand has raised more than £1,300 for charity.The Mare and Foal Sanctuary ran the unaffiliated Christmas show jumping event at its Coombe Park visitor centre, near Totnes, Devon, and offered entrants the chance to qualify for the Cricklands Winter League Finals, to be held near Chepstow in April.A total of ...

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