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Under the hammer for charity

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Larissa Chapman, 11 November 2011 11:38

Horses, holidays, cars and flights are among the items going under the hammer at the British Dressage North West Charity ball auction. The Ball on Saturday 12 November is raising money for the North West Air Ambulance and local dressage training.  An auction of spectacular items is central to the fundraising with some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities on offer. Among the auction ...

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Under the hammer for charity

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Larissa Chapman, 11 November 2011 11:38

Horses, holidays, cars and flights are among the items going under the hammer at the British Dressage North West Charity ball auction. The Ball on Saturday 12 November is raising money for the North West Air Ambulance and local dressage training.  An auction of spectacular items is central to the fundraising with some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities on offer. Among the auction ...

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Under the hammer for charity

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Larissa Chapman, 11 November 2011 11:38

Horses, holidays, cars and flights are among the items going under the hammer at the British Dressage North West Charity ball auction. The Ball on Saturday 12 November is raising money for the North West Air Ambulance and local dressage training.  An auction of spectacular items is central to the fundraising with some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities on offer. Among the auction ...

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Views needed on proposed scheme to raise standards in the horse trade

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Larissa Chapman, 09 November 2011 15:22

A consultation has just been launched asking the horse community for their views on a proposed new voluntary scheme for trading horses.  It’s hoped the scheme will raise standards of animal health and welfare within the horse industry, and allow people to feel more reassured when buying horses. There have been concerns for some time about problems associated with the ...

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Eurotunnel signs an agreement with a new European transporter

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Larissa Chapman, 08 November 2011 16:38

In view of competitions to come, including the World Equestrian games in Normandy in 2014, Eurotunnel is developing its horse transport service by joining forces with a new carrier. The crossing will take just 35 minutes compared to the 90 minutes by ferry. The Equine Travel Agency (ETA) is a professional international horse transport company which uses state of the ...

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An evening of weaning and care of young horses

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Larissa Chapman, 04 November 2011 16:18

Writtle College’s Lordships Stud, in conjunction with Bailey’s Horse Feeds, will be hosting an evening dedicated to the weaning and care of the young horse on Monday 14 November.   This event follows on from the success of a mare and foals evening held at the Stud in March this year.  The evening will look at all things weanlings, from the ...

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Horse & Country TV viewers set to dream of far-off places with Equitrekking in January 2012

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Larissa Chapman, 01 November 2011 17:46

Equitrekking is the first travel series to discover the world's spectacular destinations on horseback. Beautifully-shot over two seasons of 20 episodes, Equitrekking, starting on Monday January 2nd, sees presenter Darley Newman provide adventure-hungry viewers with a fresh way to travel. Combining her lifelong passion for horses, Darley Newman, also an equestrian travel columnist for American magazines True West and Practical ...

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Top riders support winter turnout

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Larissa Chapman, 25 October 2011 16:26

Turnout is well known to offer psychological benefits to horses and ponies as it allows them to relax and enjoy the opportunity to graze and grass is the ideal feed, much cheaper than anything in a bag or tub. Turnout onto grass that’s in good condition and providing a correct mineral and trace element profile to the grazing horse is ...

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A star-studded lineup at Highclere Castle for the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing annual event

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Larissa Chapman, 20 October 2011 17:24

As the stars of Downton Abbey filmed the ‘Christmas special’ at Highclere Castle, the estate also played host to one of the most sought-after invitations in the racing world. Harry Herbert’s highflying operation, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing showcased their own stars of the future in the form of 16 blue-blooded young racehorses to over 800 people during the four day event. ...

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Learn how to handle a horse at The Horse Trust this Autumn

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Larissa Chapman, 19 October 2011 17:16

The Horse Trust is planning an action-packed schedule of activities during Autumn half-term at its sanctuary in Speen, Buckinghamshire. The sanctuary will be open 2pm - 4pm every day, except Tuesday and Wednesday, between Saturday 22nd October and Sunday 30th October. On Saturday 22nd and 29th, staff at the sanctuary will be running a new demonstration for visitors, showing them ...

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Worms can kill, warns equine clinic

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Larissa Chapman, 17 October 2011 17:09

An equine clinic in Derbyshire is emphasising the importance of responsible worming following the sudden death of a seemingly healthy horse from severe worm damage. Kirsty MacGregor, MRCVS, of Bakewell Equine Clinic in Derbyshire, was called out earlier this year to examine a six-year-old horse which had suddenly dropped down dead in the field. The horse appeared normal on the day ...

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