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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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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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Try your hand at carriage driving after £30,000 grant to enable people to try the sport

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Katy Islip, 09 December 2011 11:51

Carriage driving is set to come to a wider audience thanks to a funding grant from Sport England.The British Horse Driving Trials Association (BHDTA) has been awarded a £30,000 Sportsmatch grant for its project called Driving Back to Sport, which is designed to encourage 200 people aged 18 and above to take up the sport.The programme came about after BHDTA ...

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A wonderful mare and her "surprise"

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soniadevereux, 23 November 2011 22:05

I saw an ad that said "horse to loan wvtb" - that was the total wording in the ad. It was local to me so I replied to get more info. The owner said that she was scared of Roobee and that she wanted a good home for her. As she was so close I offered to go and see Roobee and see if I ...

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Stay warm and cosy

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Allison Lowther, 22 November 2011 10:47

The new reversible Union Jack/Red fleece Head and Neck Warmers from Supreme Products are sure to keep you toasty this winter and add a bit of colour to your day too! The sets make ideal stocking fillers for your friends or you may just want to treat yourself.  The Head and Neck Warmers are fully reversible and are available in ...

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Flower Power

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Allison Lowther, 22 November 2011 10:32

The new Flower Hackamore from Zilco is an ingenious “Bitless” bit. It works in a similar way to a traditional hackamore but gives you the option of where and how much pressure you apply to your horses head. By fixing your reins on the bottom ring  it gives maximum poll, nose and curb pressure. If you want a more gentle action you can ...

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Top riders bare all

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Larissa Chapman, 31 August 2011 17:01

Top names from the worlds of eventing, show jumping, dressage and racing have stripped off for the Riders Revealed 2012 calendar - all for a good cause.The calendar, featuring top riders including Mary King, Geoff Billington, Mark Todd and Piggy French, will raise money to help the inspirational eventer Claire Lomas get walking again after a freak riding accident in 2007 at Osberton Horse Trials left her paralysed ...

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Horse lovers & Celebrities Unite to track down horses stolen in Hungarian raid

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Alison Grant, 19 August 2011 10:53

Horse lovers and equestrian businesses have joined forces with celebrities to help find a group of 4 horses stolen from British saddlers who live in Hungary. The four horses were stolen from their field late on Tuesday 16th August in what was clearly an organised raid."The fence had been dismantled, the electric fence broken, the horses removed and then the ...

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