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Home is where the herd is for donkey Pepper

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Katy Islip, 24 June 2014 10:11

A once-lonely donkey is settling into her own new herd thanks to Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Pepper was signed over into the charity’s care earlier this month after her kind owner became worried about the 17-year-old, who was being bullied by the group of horses she was living with. Knowing how important it is for a donkey to have fellow donkey ...

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Home is where the herd is for donkey Pepper

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Katy Islip, 24 June 2014 10:11

A once-lonely donkey is settling into her own new herd thanks to Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Pepper was signed over into the charity’s care earlier this month after her kind owner became worried about the 17-year-old, who was being bullied by the group of horses she was living with. Knowing how important it is for a donkey to have fellow donkey ...

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Blenheim launches mobile compatible version of website

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Larissa Chapman, 20 June 2014 11:53

One of the world’s leading three-day events, Blenheim Horse Trials has launched a fully mobile compatible version of their popular website. This newly launched version of the official website includes some significant updates following user demand for a smartphone friendly site. The team at Blenheim are confident that these improvements will provide a more user friendly experience and great service ...

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Donkey rescued at Appleby Horse Fair

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Becky Statham, 20 June 2014 11:15

‘Flash’ was found by The Donkey Sanctuary at the famous travellers’ fair running free next to the place where horse owners race their horses up and down at high speed. He was at risk of injuring himself and others, so enquiries were made to see who owned him. No one came forward so Flash’s overgrown hooves and suspected tumorous growths ...

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Win a trip to WEG!

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Imogen Johnson, 13 June 2014 15:47

Prepare to pack your toothbrush and get entering as we unveil an incredible new competition from Land Rover. Held every four years, the World Equestrian Games will be staged across two weeks, attracting half a million fans from around the world and you could be there with too. We can reveal that Land Rover is offering an all-expenses paid trip ...

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Picture perfect

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Your Horse, 12 June 2014 14:04

If you love photographing horses or simply want to learn the skills that will help you take amazing action images of horses, this unique new course is perfect for you. It all takes place at the fabulous Grange Farm Equestrian Centre in Cambridgeshire on Friday 4 July. Master Horse Photography will teach and inspire you to get the most from ...

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Jailed for breaching ban and neglecting horses

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Becky Statham, 11 June 2014 16:36

A woman has been jailed for neglecting a foal which has since been rehomed by Olympic dressage star Charlotte Dujardin. Lisa Fletcher from Winchcombe, admitted two counts of causing suffering to two horses and one count of breaching a disqualification order banning her from keeping horses when she appeared in court last month. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court (MON) has given Fletcher ...

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Victor Von Doom victorious again

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Becky Statham, 09 June 2014 16:36

‘Knights in Training’ from around the UK recently descended upon the prestigious Knights of Middle England’s base in Warwick for the eighth Bi-Annual Amateur Jousting Tournament. The tournament saw eleven ‘Trainee Knights’ battling it out over a series of heats, culminating in a jousting finale. The Knights had to demonstrate three mounted skills during the competition. These comprised of striking ...

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Rescue horse helps war heroes to heal

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Becky Statham, 06 June 2014 12:41

Eight-month-old Polly was in a horrific state when she came into World Horse Welfare’s Rescue and Rehoming Centre, in Aboyne. She was left alone in a field, panicking as she was entangled in a wire fence. The wire had cut down to her bone on one of her hind legs. She was exhausted and barely able to stand. In addition ...

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War horse Joey makes an appearance

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Becky Statham, 04 June 2014 16:27

Joey, the puppet star of the stage version of War Horse, was the star guest at a recent fundraiser to celebrate the Brook’s 80th Anniversary. Joey joined supporters at the Chapel of St Lesmo, Glen Tanar and met the mascot for the Brooke’s Aberdeen group, Porridge the donkey. The fundraiser was run as part of Horseman’s Sunday Service, which is ...

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Horace the donkey starts his new life

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Becky Statham, 03 June 2014 11:39

An elderly donkey found abandoned in an African town has found a caring new home after charity The Gambia Horse and Donkey trust took him in. The Trust was alerted to the plight of the donkey called Horace, by tourists and also a number of Gambians living in the town of Farafenni in Gambia. He was in extremely poor condition ...

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