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Hard-working RDA pony Bobbysocks wins Year of the Horse award

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Katy Islip, 20 October 2014 17:38

• Welsh pony Bobbysocks has helped hundreds of children during his Riding for the Disabled career• British Equestrian Trade Association ran competition to mark Chinese Year of the Horse• 26 year old will go into partial retirement this autumn after many years of service A pony who has helped hundreds of children enjoy riding through charity Riding for the Disabled (RDA) has been ...

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Hard-working RDA pony Bobbysocks wins Year of the Horse award

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Katy Islip, 20 October 2014 17:38

• Welsh pony Bobbysocks has helped hundreds of children during his Riding for the Disabled career• British Equestrian Trade Association ran competition to mark Chinese Year of the Horse• 26 year old will go into partial retirement this autumn after many years of service A pony who has helped hundreds of children enjoy riding through charity Riding for the Disabled (RDA) has been ...

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Michael Whitaker wins Rikstoto Grand Prix in Oslo

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Imogen Johnson, 20 October 2014 16:42

• Michael’s winning round shaved 0.02 seconds of leading rider, Jur Vrieling’s time • The course, designed by Uliano Vezzani, saw almost half the twenty-four strong field qualify for the jump-off• Whitaker claimed it was a ‘fast class’ British show jumper Michael Whitaker from Nottinghamshire wowed the crowds when he won the Rikstoto Grand Prix in Oslo on Saturday with a super fast ...

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A sad farewell to The Duke of Marlborough

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Imogen Johnson, 17 October 2014 14:59

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of the 11th Duke of Marlborough (John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill), who passed away peacefully yesterday morning (16 October 2014). The Duke was a huge supporter of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials and was very involved in the event itself. “The Duke would often pop in to see who ...

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Sanctuary invites public to special Remembrance Luncheon

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Imogen Johnson, 15 October 2014 17:35

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary will be marking Remembrance in its own unique way with a luncheon to honour the role horses played in WW1. The special event will take place at 2pm at Lavender House Hotel, Ashburton on Sunday, 9 November as the nation marks 100 years since the conflict began. Guests will be able to enjoy a two-course ...

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Freak accident leaves everyone speechless!

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Larissa Chapman, 15 October 2014 16:32

West Sussex based yard owner, Jack Beeson-Smith, has attributed his attendance at a recent veterinary first aid workshop to helping him deal with a crisis when one of his horses lost its tongue in a freak accident. The accident happened less than 24 hours after Jack, and colleague Laura, attended an EquineSkills first aid workshop organised by the veterinary group ...

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Luma the lion to star at Your Horse Live

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Allison Lowther, 15 October 2014 11:43

This year's Your Horse Live is fast approaching and there's going to be  something a little different appearing in the Main Arena with Luma the lion taking centre stage! Luma the Lion, an eight-year-old Shetland pony, imaginatively disguised as a lion, is set to dazzle and delight visitors with his unique act at this year’s two-day equestrian extravaganza. Having become a big star ...

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Home for life for abandoned donkeys thanks to sanctuary

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Katy Islip, 10 October 2014 16:31

Six donkeys have found a safe haven for life with The Donkey Sanctuary after being abandoned at an Irish horse fair.The charity rescued the five males and one female from Ballinasloe Fair in County Galway after they were abandoned by their owners.Welfare adviser Ian Colton said the donkeys were frightened and in desperate need of help.He said: “It’s sad to ...

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Boost your horsey skill at Your Horse Live

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Allison Lowther, 10 October 2014 15:26

As horse owners we're constantly learning and improving our knowledge in all thinks horsey and if your keen to improve your equine skills further, the Equine Learning Zone at Your Horse Live is the place to be to get advice from leading equine experts.Following its success in 2013, this years Equine Learning Zone will be packed with experts from a ...

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Supermarket branch wins award for raising £16,000 for RDA

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Katy Islip, 10 October 2014 11:13

A supermarket branch has won an award for raising an amazing £16,000 for charity Riding for the Disabled (RDA).Staff at Sainsbury’s Watchmoor Park branch, in Surrey, won the charity's Business Partnership National Award, which is sponsored by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA). BETA executive director Claire Williams presented the award during the RDA’s annual Gala Awards at the Hotel ...

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Lara Dyson and Bodyguard enjoy a successful Home International

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Becky Statham, 09 October 2014 17:14

Lara Dyson and her stallion, Cyden Bodyguard Moorland, were placed second in the Advanced Medium section of the British Dressage Home Internationals held at Arena UK last weekend. Lara and Bodyguard were competing at the event as part of the team representing England and the Northern Region and this was the sixth year in a row that Lara has competed ...

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