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New showing star at HOYS

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Justine Thompson, 15 October 2008 16:35

Riding Club show horse Welton Archer took the 2008 South Essex Insurance Brokers Search For A Star Championship at HOYS.Show Pony Beckside Step Lightly took reserve, and a special presentation was made to the first-ever Search For a Star Supreme Champion, the heavyweight hunter Shelford Rupert, to mark his retirement after 12 successful years in the show ring.  The 10-year-old ...

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New showing star at HOYS

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Justine Thompson, 15 October 2008 16:35

Riding Club show horse Welton Archer took the 2008 South Essex Insurance Brokers Search For A Star Championship at HOYS.Show Pony Beckside Step Lightly took reserve, and a special presentation was made to the first-ever Search For a Star Supreme Champion, the heavyweight hunter Shelford Rupert, to mark his retirement after 12 successful years in the show ring.  The 10-year-old ...

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Get grooming with the equine FURminator

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Joanne Bednall, 15 October 2008 12:31

A new gizmo has been launched to take the elbow grease out of grooming. The equine FURminator, from The Company of Animals, makes short work of cleaning a horse’s thick, muddy winter coat. It gently and painlessly pulls dead hair from the coat, allowing the lustre and shine of the new summer coat to come through easily and quickly without ...

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Quadrilles for Olympia

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Justine Thompson, 14 October 2008 15:45

Audiences who were thrilled by the BRC quadrille competition at Olympia last year will be able to see the winners in action again in December.Last year’s winners of the Christmas show were Moat View Riding Club, with their theme ‘Furious Angels’.Now the club has qualified again at the Quadrille Selection at Addington Manor earlier this month. Their new theme ‘Battleaxes ...

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An Amerigo Vespucci Bridle will bring a smile to you and your horse’s face this Christmas!

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Joanne Bednall, 09 October 2008 15:37

If you’re thinking of splashing out on a hand-crafted Italian leather bridle this Christmas, then look no further than Amerigo Saddlery. Lovingly created, the Amerigo Vespucci Bridle Collection features four styles – dressage snaffle, flash, grackle and double. All come complete with reins and an integrated headpiece, which minimises poll pressure. In addition, the Amerigo Flash Bridle, which won the ...

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There's Gear Galore in the new look Your Horse!

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Hilary Scott, 06 October 2008 16:53

Your Horse magazine has always been tops for trusted gear reviews – and now it’s even better!The new look Your Horse magazine’s gear section is packed full of reviews and guides to the essential tack and clothing you need. We’ve got a great buyers’ guide to wellies in all shapes, sizes and colours – ideal if you want a new ...

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Get good quality hay

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Justine Thompson, 01 October 2008 14:19

Many horse owners are struggling to get good quality hay following this year’s wet summer.Here we’ve put together some advice to help you identify good forage, with the help of Horslyx nutritionist Dr Cliff Lister.What makes good hay?Good hay will be dried quickly by spreading it out in the field and allowing the sun and wind to dry out the ...

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Elite grooming kit

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Justine Thompson, 30 September 2008 17:15

The new Veredus Grooms’ Box will help you turn your horse out to a professional standard.Grooms for elite riders including Carl Hester, Pippa Funnell and Oliver Townsend have already snapped up the quality boxes filled with Veredus essentials.The practical, sturdy, tall resin grooming box offers plenty of room for kit, potions and lotions, as well as housing over 15 Veredus ...

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New career for would-be jockeys

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Justine Thompson, 29 September 2008 11:34

Every year around a thousand young people enter the racing industry – but only about 20 of them will make it to becoming professional jockeys.Many will drop out, leaving a skills and workforce shortage. The larger race training centres of Lambourn and Newmarket, for example, are now reliant on a high proportion of migrant labour.This is the conclusion of research ...

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Video: Horse camp proves a great success!

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Amanda Stevenson, 26 September 2008 12:19

This summer the BHS North West region held a bespoke Horse Camp for its Gold members. Organised in conjunction with Active Rider and subsidised by the BHS, this inaugural camp was heavily subscribed with 40 horses and riders travelling to Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre in Cheshire for a weekend of horsey fun and education. Participants enjoyed a variety of non-competitive ...

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Video: Dressage star for evening show

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Justine Thompson, 24 September 2008 14:10

Olympic dressage supremo Richard Davison will be weaving his own special brand of equestrian magic at the Your Horse Live evening performance on Saturday.As coach to the Beijing Olympic team, and three-times Olympic rider himself, Richard is well-placed to offer the best training advice. He’s also a firm believer that dressage should never be boring, so you’re in for a ...

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