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Sorrow over Call Again Cavalier

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Justine Thompson, 02 December 2008 15:01

Organisers and backers of the Express Eventing International Cup have expressed their sorrow at the loss of a beloved eventer.Mary King’s 16-year-old gelding Call Again Cavalier had to be put down following a fall at the 12th fence of the cross-country phase of the new event, which was held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on November 30.Earlier in the ...

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Sorrow over Call Again Cavalier

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Justine Thompson, 02 December 2008 15:01

Organisers and backers of the Express Eventing International Cup have expressed their sorrow at the loss of a beloved eventer.Mary King’s 16-year-old gelding Call Again Cavalier had to be put down following a fall at the 12th fence of the cross-country phase of the new event, which was held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on November 30.Earlier in the ...

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Class for veteran show jumpers

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Justine Thompson, 26 November 2008 17:20

Veteran riders will get their chance to shine at the KBIS British Equestrian/BSJA National Amateur & Veteran Championships.The event at Arena UK in Lincolnshire on December 3-7 is for all levels of amateur rider. Classes will be from 90cms through to the 1.20m Grand Prix and, for the more mature rider, the Veteran Grand Prix. Riders will compete against each ...

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I miss my horse Mondays

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Justine Thompson, 25 November 2008 09:00

Mondays are a bit miserable when you’ve gone back to work after spending a whole weekend with your horse.So, to cheer ourselves up, we’ve thought of a great new idea – ‘I miss my horse Mondays!’The idea is that, every now and again on a Monday, we will have a little bit of a competition or a bit of horse-related ...

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I love my pony

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Philly29, 17 November 2008 20:58

Ths is going to sound really really soppy but I dont care :P It just hit me the other day th Phill was mine (I have owned her for 7 months)> After looking after other peoples ponies since I was little I had a always yearned for my own...however after the event I went through with Phily (her operation) it ...

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Euthanasia for credit crunch horses?

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Justine Thompson, 29 October 2008 15:44

Equine charity The Horse Trust has confirmed that some horse owners are being hit hard by the credit crunch. It says it has recorded ‘unprecedented’ searches for homes for unwanted horses and ponies, and that the only option for some may be euthanasia. The charity admitted that in the past three weeks, since the financial crisis resulted in repossessions, job ...

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Rare Rocky Mountains at Breeds Village

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Justine Thompson, 28 October 2008 09:36

Giant Mules and rare Rocky Mountain horses are just some of the equines you will see at this year’s fab Your Horse Live Breeds Village, in association with Horslyx.For the first time ever the Breeds Village will have its own dedicated building, with American-barn style stabling, to make it easier for you to see and ask about the unusual and endangered breeds ...

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Mare gets head stuck in tree

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Justine Thompson, 21 October 2008 09:41

A mare who got her head stuck in a tree in West Virginia, USA, had to be freed by chainsaw.She managed to get her head jammed in a fork in the tree trunk, and ended up sitting perched on her quarters with her head and neck in the hole.A neighbour said she resembled ‘Winnie the Pooh’ with his head in ...

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Equine jimjams just the job for warmth and comfort

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Joanne Bednall, 20 October 2008 12:54

Ensure your horse or pony stays as warm as toast in the cold months ahead, thanks to Snuggy Hoods. Styled in soft, stretchy fleece, Snuggy Jams are the equivalent of equine pyjamas and offer an extra layer of warmth in the stable without compromising on style. Snuggy Jams’ hoods boast an in-built mane and shoulder saver and have optional ear ...

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Slowing down for horses/ponies

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charlie19, 17 October 2008 16:24

Calling all drivers to slow down!!! Ok so I live in Ireland but the truth is drivers don't care about slowing down for horses. As most of you probably know I own a Shetland and I can't ride him but I bring him for "hacks" down a fairly quiet road. (I walk him in-hand and we both really enjoy it.) ...

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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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