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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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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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Increased community service for Norfolk woman after neglecting her horse

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Larissa Chapman, 23 December 2011 11:11

A Norfolk woman convicted of causing unecessary suffering to her horse has been ordered to carry out more hours of communuity service. Sonia White, aged 39, pleaded guilty at a previous hearing at King’s Lynn Magistrates Court on Thursday 17 November 2011 to two charges under Section 4 of the 2006 Animal Welfare Act.  She caused unnecessary suffering to the horse, Swifty, a 16.0hh ...

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The new War Horse film

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Larissa Chapman, 21 December 2011 09:24

After much anticipation and excitement, the day finally came for myself and web producer Nicola to don our finery and head down to London for the multimedia screening of War Horse. Already a wonderful book by Michael Morpurgo and a breath taking theatre production, this emotional story has now been made into a film, which is set to do very ...

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Opportunity to learn from top dressage rider at World Horse Welfare

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Larissa Chapman, 14 December 2011 16:00

World Horse Welfare is giving fans of dressage the opportunity to learn from one of the best. International dressage rider Andrew Gould is putting on a lecture demo at Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton, Norfolk on Thursday 22 March 2012. Andrew has been competing in dressage since the age of 13 and has been on five consecutive ...

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Educational excellence set to jump continents

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Larissa Chapman, 13 December 2011 16:58

The National Stud in Newmarket and South Africa’s Summerhill Stud’s School of Excellence, join forces to offer a South African graduate participation in flagship Diploma programme.  The National Stud and The Childwick Trust, today announced their partnership with a leading South African breeding operation. Mick Goss’s Summerhill Stud, home to the Al Maktoum School of Management Excellence, which has been ...

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BHS Welfare Officers to the rescue!

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Larissa Chapman, 09 December 2011 15:31

Two BHS Welfare Officers were called in to catch an escaped horse that had turned feral. The young horse was having a saddle fitting for the first time when she panicked and bolted, jumping over a fence into a huge neighbouring field. Attempts to catch her proved fruitless and, as she charged around evading capture, the saddle slipped backwards, ending ...

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