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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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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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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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Welsh council announces increased checks at horse sales to improve welfare

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Katy Islip, 13 January 2012 09:51

Equine welfare is set to increase in a Welsh county after a council announced it will be upping the number of enforcement visits made to public horse sales. Powys County Council’s trading standards team will be joined by Dyfed Powys Police and charities the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make welfare checks and ensure all relevant documents are in ...

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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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UK equestrian inventor files lawsuit against USA manufacturer

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Larissa Chapman, 11 January 2012 16:35

The inventor and manufacturer of Jumpstack Bale Covers, Natalie Aldridge, is suing US equestrian distributor English Riding Supply (ERS) for breach of copyright and infringement of trademarks. The bale cover was developed to provide the horse riding community with a cost effective alternative to purchasing expensive horse jumps and has proved very popular. ERS, one of the largest equestrian distributor/manufacturers ...

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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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