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Could your stable yard or farm give Amy the unwanted cat her forever home?

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Katy Islip, 08 January 2015 10:49

We all need somewhere to call home, but one poor unwanted cat in Oxfordshire has been waiting almost 300 days to find her forever home.Little Amy has been in the care of pet charity Blue Cross since March last year, when she arrived at the charity’s rehoming centre in Burford after her owners could no longer keep her.As she’s a ...

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Could your stable yard or farm give Amy the unwanted cat her forever home?

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Katy Islip, 08 January 2015 10:49

We all need somewhere to call home, but one poor unwanted cat in Oxfordshire has been waiting almost 300 days to find her forever home.Little Amy has been in the care of pet charity Blue Cross since March last year, when she arrived at the charity’s rehoming centre in Burford after her owners could no longer keep her.As she’s a ...

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Get set for a new and improved Badminton!

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Imogen Johnson, 07 January 2015 14:24

If you’re struggling through the post-Christmas lull prepare to shake off the cobwebs and get set for a fantastic season of eventing – it’s time to look ahead to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials!This year the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (6-10 May 2015) quite literally has a twist in store for us as course designer Giuseppe Della Chiesa ...

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World Horse Welfare spells out its five Christmas wishes for equine welfare

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Katy Islip, 22 December 2014 15:52

As Christmas approaches, World Horse Welfare (WHW) chief executive Roly Owers has shared his five Christmas wishes for horses in a new video as part of the charity's work to improve the lot of equines worldwide. This year has seen celebrations of equines and the charity has also examined the many ways they have value – from much-loved pet to elite athlete to vital working ...

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Broadcaster Clare Balding honoured with equestrian journalism award

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Katy Islip, 22 December 2014 10:43

National treasure Clare Balding has been voted the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) Outstanding Journalist of the Year 2014.  The TV presenter and broadcaster is a well-known horse lover and her work across the BBC, Channel 4 and BT Sport Channel saw her take top spot in the award, which is given annually to recognise the journalist who has made the ...

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Get the kids drawing to help raise money

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Becky Statham, 19 December 2014 17:21

Free spirit is a horse memorial appeal to build a sculpture to celebrate the horse. The aim is to raise money to site a life-sized bronze statue of a horse at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Staffordshire. This tribute to the horse will celebrate their unfaltering service to mankind, whether in conflict and in the workplace as well as ...

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Owners warned to check fencing after multiple loose horse accidents

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Katy Islip, 19 December 2014 14:52

Owners have been urged to regularly check their fencing is secure after at least 12 horses were struck and killed on a train line.The tragedy happened on the evening of 19 November at Fen Road level crossing in Cambridgeshire, and British Transport Police is investigating how the horses came to be on the tracks.It comes after a series of similar ...

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Atypical myopathy study calls for owners to share their experiences in order to fight devastating muscle disease

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Katy Islip, 16 December 2014 09:22

Owners whose horses have been affected by the devastating muscle disease atypical myopathy in 2014 are being asked to take part in a survey to help find out more about this often-fatal condition in the hope of saving more horses in the future. The Animal Health Trust (AHT), the UK's leading veterinary charity, is working with the University of Liege and the ...

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Fibre provider

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Allison Lowther, 11 December 2014 16:43

Sometimes, winter seems to go on for ever and forage supplies can take a real hammering. Eking out every last bale or having to contend with poor quality can be a challenge. To help, you can top up with other fibre sources such as short-chopped fibre feeds, or you can use them as a total forage replacer. Dengie senior nutritionist ...

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An Innovation in Grass Roots Equestrian Sponsorship

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Becky Statham, 11 December 2014 16:40

The LegUpforTalent SponsorMeDirect Programme, in partnership with Renapur makers of the Finest Leather Care Products, provides a unique and exciting social media environment. Talented and aspiring young riders can exchange ideas, share competition plans, knowledge and experiences, which enables them to develop a real understanding of what it takes to succeed in our fabulous sport. This dynamic initiative also provides an ...

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Twinkle, twinkle

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Allison Lowther, 11 December 2014 16:36

Kate Negus Saddlery’s Limited Edition SR Diamante range, designed with sponsored rider Sam Rahmatalla, is now available at www.katenegus.com, due to customer demand. The first range hit the shelves at HOYS in one colour, black. The browbands, made in one or two sizes per design, were incredibly well received, so much so that a new line of chestnut browbands was ...

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