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Big Macs are off the menu for one Manchester based rider

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Larissa Chapman, 22 July 2013 16:46

One hungry rider from Manchester decided to make an unusual stop on a recent hack. Feeling hungry and parched in the hot weather, she decided to saunter through a McDonalds drive thru. However, on reaching the first window, staff at the restaurant in Whitfields told her they were unable to serve people on horseback for health and safety reasons. Not ...

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Big Macs are off the menu for one Manchester based rider

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Larissa Chapman, 22 July 2013 16:46

One hungry rider from Manchester decided to make an unusual stop on a recent hack. Feeling hungry and parched in the hot weather, she decided to saunter through a McDonalds drive thru. However, on reaching the first window, staff at the restaurant in Whitfields told her they were unable to serve people on horseback for health and safety reasons. Not ...

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Somerset Disabled Drivers triumph at RDA National Finals

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Larissa Chapman, 16 July 2013 10:12

Four Somerset disabled drivers secured rosettes at the first ever carriage-driving event at the RDA (Riding for the Disabled) National Finals. Having qualified for the National Finals at a South West regional event in May, all four members of the Somerset Levels RDA Carriage-Driving Group came away with rosettes in the two carriage-driving classes. The Novice Class was won by ...

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Celebrities get involved with our Horse Trust campaign

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Larissa Chapman, 14 June 2013 08:59

We’re so excited about the a-list horse lovers we have on board to help us reach our £5,000 target for the fantastic charity – The Horse Trust! On 9th August this year we’re going to launch our online auction to help raise the total, and our celebs have kindly donated to the cause. So don’t miss your chance to bag ...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Natasha Baker

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Larissa Chapman, 29 May 2013 15:35

Paralympic dressage star Natasha Baker is as hungry as ever for success, working hard to keep the medals rolling in. After a year to remember in 2012 she is hoping this is just the beginning of many more years success.  Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the Black Country Saddles sponsored rider.   1.  Her lucky mascot is ...

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Win amazing prizes on charity fundraising auction

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Larissa Chapman, 23 May 2013 10:08

Animal charity, the Animal Health Trust, is offering the general public the opportunity to win ‘money can’t buy’ prizes with its Gala Race Day auction. Prizes include a private viewing of Frankel for four people, a fly fishing holiday on the river Spey in Scotland, a Caribbean holiday, mornings on the gallops with champion racehorse trainers and various hospitality and ...

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Rachael Claridge Wins 80km Ride at Exmoor Golden Horse Shoe

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Larissa Chapman, 23 May 2013 09:23

Endurance rider Rachael Claridge is delighted with her recent 80km ride win at the Exmoor Golden Horse Shoe Ride. Rachael had a disappointing start to the season as the snow, wet weather and EHV-1 outbreak resulted in cancelled events and disrupted training. “I was all geared up for my first events of the season but unfortunately we had a few ...

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Jonathan Paget wins Badminton!

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Larissa Chapman, 07 May 2013 10:16

New Zealander Jonathan “Jock” Paget, 29, became the second person to win Badminton Horse Trials on his first attempt aboard Clifton Promise. Jock, who began the fourth day of the competition just 0.2 penalty points behind reigning Olympic, World and European Champion Michael Jung, rode to victory after Michael and his horse La Biosthetique Sam, knocked a rail on the ...

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World Horse Welfare is proud to support the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

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Larissa Chapman, 30 April 2013 17:18

World Horse Welfare is proud to be at Badminton Horse Trials this year supporting the responsible use of horses in sport. Whether it’s meeting BBC’s Formula One presenter, showing support for British horses by signing the CCTV petition or winning £7,500, the charity’s got something for you at stand 88. Visit the World Horse Welfare stand from Thursday until Monday ...

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Horses found tied to car wheels

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Larissa Chapman, 26 April 2013 11:00

World Horse Welfare Field Officer, Nick White is used to dealing with the many horses living in London, and knows from past experience that anything can happen. When he got a call to check on two horses kept in a tiny concrete area, he was on his way - but Little did he know what awaited him! Nick arrived in Southall ...

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Could you be Equilibrium’s rising star of 2013?

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Larissa Chapman, 26 April 2013 10:46

Equilibrium Products, the award winning company behind the brands Tri-Zone®, Stretch & Flex™,  Field and Net Relief®, Equi-Chaps® and Equilibrium Therapy® is looking for a new RISING STAR and will be awarding £1000 worth of products to the winner. Equilibrium is inviting applications from riders of all ages, in all equine disciplines and at all levels who are regularly competing ...

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