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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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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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Newbury Racecourse’s Christmas gift deal

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Larissa Chapman, 06 December 2011 17:06

If you’re after a different kind of gift idea this year then check out The Newbury Newbie - It’s a perfect package for anyone wanting to enjoy their first day at the races (or even for regulars who just fancy a fantastic day out)! The Newbury Newbie - From £260 for two 1. Tickets to ONE of the following: -  Betfred Super ...

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Win a VIP trip to see War Horse and £500 worth of SPILLERS feed

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Larissa Chapman, 05 December 2011 16:31

SPILLERS® has teamed up with the Broadway Show War Horse to give you the chance to win an exclusive VIP trip to London to see the fabulous War Horse production and to receive £500 worth of SPILLERS® feed. Described as 'an astonishing piece of theatre', War Horse is the moving tale of a horse immersed in the chaos of World ...

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Scottish SPCA in need of donations

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Larissa Chapman, 01 December 2011 15:58

The Scottish SPCA is calling on animal lovers in Aberdeenshire to help abandoned and neglected horses by donating rugs, tack and feed. The charity's Drumoak-based animal rescue and rehoming centre is currently caring for a number of horses and ponies, including Danny and Lucky who were the first horses to arrive at the new facility after they were rescued from ...

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Equine career talks focus on the future

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Larissa Chapman, 30 November 2011 13:54

Level 3 Extended diploma students in Horse Management have recently received talks from guest lecturers who work in the equine industry.  The aim of the talks is to inspire and encourage students to think about their forthcoming work placements and future career opportunities. This week, Annie Mann, a Groom Rider from Mark Johnston Racing, attended Writtle College to talk to ...

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Strongest ever TV coverage for Olympia, The London International Horse Show

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Larissa Chapman, 29 November 2011 12:11

Television broadcast scheduling for this year’s Olympia, The London International Horse Show (13 - 19 December 2011), has been ramped up to include continued support from Eurosport and extended scheduling from BBC, making this year’s coverage the most high profile yet. Following a successful couple of years as the official broadcasters for Olympia The London International Horse Show, major coverage ...

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Charity donation helps riders into the saddle

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Larissa Chapman, 25 November 2011 17:19

The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), is celebrating after receiving an £80,000 donation. The RDA, who celebrated their 40th anniversary last year, received the donation from leading rural business, Countrywide, who offer the largest range of equine products and services in the UK. The money, which has been raised during 2011, was awarded to the charity during a special ...

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