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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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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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New tourism trails developed for riders

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Larissa Chapman, 22 November 2011 12:50

Riders can now enjoy three new trails in the beautiful Manmouthshire countryside. Monmouthshire County Council have worked alongside rural development initiative, Adventa to specially develop three new Tread and Trot Trails which encourage horse riders to visit the area and enjoy the beautiful countryside.  Dingestow Discoveries is a five and a half mile route from Dingestow village, Tintern’s Hidden History ...

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Mary King shows star appeal at Aivly Tack Shop & Country Store’s open day

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Larissa Chapman, 22 November 2011 11:52

Olympic event rider, Mary King, made a very special guest appearance at the annual Aivly Tack Shop and Country Store Open Day at the weekend. A veteran of five Olympics Mary, has just completed possibly her most successful season to date – including scooping the $150,000 HSBC FEI Classics. Always smiling and well aware of the highs and lows eventing brings, Mary has ...

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