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World Horse Welfare supporter prepares for another global challenge

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Larissa Chapman, 29 February 2012 15:49

A World Horse Welfare supporter who raised more than £2,000 after organising an ‘On Horses For Horses’ round the world challenge ride’ is now taking on an equally big task for our charity. Loes Knopper, 45, from Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands successfully put together, and took part in, a unique challenge ride on Sunday 25 September 2011 in aid ...

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World Horse Welfare supporter prepares for another global challenge

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Larissa Chapman, 29 February 2012 15:49

A World Horse Welfare supporter who raised more than £2,000 after organising an ‘On Horses For Horses’ round the world challenge ride’ is now taking on an equally big task for our charity. Loes Knopper, 45, from Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands successfully put together, and took part in, a unique challenge ride on Sunday 25 September 2011 in aid ...

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US vets work with World Horse Welfare to help horses in Honduras

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Larissa Chapman, 20 January 2012 14:33

World Horse Welfare has successfully secured the expertise of a group of US vets to help the thousands of working horses suffering in Honduras. For the first time in the Central American country the vets, known as The Equitarians, will provide veterinary treatment and skills to reinforce the excellent work already being carried out by our charity to train local farriers ...

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Design a Diamond Jubilee fence at Nunney International Horse Trials

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Larissa Chapman, 18 January 2012 17:20

Organisers of Nunney International Horse Trials are calling all budding cross-country course designers to try their hand at designing a fence for the first ever running of the event on the 15th - 17th of June. The theme for the fence will be the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee which takes place just two weeks before the event and the fence will ...

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Founder of Pony Club donates horse gear to World Horse Welfare

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Larissa Chapman, 17 January 2012 17:33

 World Horse Welfare has been kindly donated a large quantity of tack, rugs and other horse equipment by the children of the late Diana Martin-Bird, one of the founding members of the Pony Club. The quality horse wear is now for sale at World Horse Welfare’s second hand tack shop based at the Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in ...

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Apassionata - the magic returns

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Larissa Chapman, 13 January 2012 17:10

The internationally renowned horse spectacular makes a dramatic and welcome return to London’s O2 Arena for just two performances.  The NEW show plays on Saturday 21st of January at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. A stunning and beautiful show, APASSIONATA combines a horse’s natural elegance and nobility, with the finest horsemanship, exhilarating stunts and touching music.  This is a thrilling, theatrical event ...

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Laura Bechtolsheimer in “Getting to Greenwich”

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Larissa Chapman, 12 January 2012 16:39

This Monday sees the premiere of a new episode of "Getting to Greenwich", Horse & Country TV's series following eight of Britain's top equestrian athletes as they strive to make the team for London 2012. Monday's programme features dressage rider Laura Bechtolsheimer, currently number three in the world rankings and one of the UK's best medal prospects. In the show ...

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Even more equine classes at Newark County Show

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Larissa Chapman, 10 January 2012 15:25

Every year the Newark & Nottinghamshire County Show - to be held on 12 and 13 May 2012 - introduces new equine classes, and this year will be no exception. While Coloured Horse and Pony Society (CHAPS) affiliated classes have been held at the show for some time, 2012 sees the introduction of CHAPS affiliated classes for Lead Rein and ...

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One million signature petition proves overwhelming support for shorter journey times for horses transported to slaughter

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Larissa Chapman, 06 January 2012 15:50

A petition pushing for a reduction in journey times for live animals transported for slaughter across Europe has now received more than one million signatures, reinforcing World Horse Welfare’s long running transportation campaign. Overwhelming support for the petition reinforces our own calls for the introduction of a maximum journey limit, which forms an integral part of our campaign to end ...

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Dedicated horse owner runs marathon for her World Horse Welfare horse

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Larissa Chapman, 04 January 2012 16:54

A woman from North Wales is taking part in this year’s Brighton Marathon to raise money for World Horse Welfare, Liverpool University and the Equine Grass Sickness Fund after her horse contracted the disease. Sue Hudson rehomed eight year old 14hh chestnut gelding, Baz, from World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Blackpool in 2006.  She backed him in ...

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Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials box office opens

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Larissa Chapman, 27 December 2011 09:30

The advance ticket online box office for the 2012 Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials opens for business on January 3rd at www.blenheim-horse.co.uk  offering significant savings and benefits for early bookers looking to secure their tickets and the best seats for this prestigious international three star event which runs from the 6th-9th September 2012. For 2012: ·         All advance bookings ...

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