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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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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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Don’t forget the National Equine Health Survey

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Larissa Chapman, 16 November 2011 12:43

Do your bit to help the future of healthcare for horses in the UK by taking part in this week’s National Equine Health Survey (NEHS). The National Equine Health Survey, which was launched by The Blue Cross and the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) a year ago, is conducted twice-yearly, with the latest wave running this week, 14 to 20 ...

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Man fined for horse neglect

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Larissa Chapman, 15 November 2011 14:06

A Stirling man who failed to provide treatment for his horse's severe hoof disease has been fined £450. George Adam, a retired farmer of Muirton Park Farm, Bannockburn, was sentenced at Stirling Sheriff Court on Thursday 3rd of November. Adam admitted causing his fifteen-year-old chestnut mare, Wriggles, unnecessary suffering by failing to seek veterinary attention for her chronic laminitis, a ...

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World Horse Welfare dismayed that largest abuse of horses in Europe will continue

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Larissa Chapman, 14 November 2011 16:12

World Horse Welfare is dismayed that the European Commission is not proposing any changes to legislation governing the long-distance transportation of horses to slaughter in Europe, despite recognising that “severe animal welfare problems persist” and that scientific evidence supports the charity’s call for change.  A long-awaited European Commission report published yesterday on the protection of animals during transport proposes more ...

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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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