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Poundcatcher campaign a success at Burghley

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Justine Thompson, 07 September 2009 10:56

Countryfile TV presenter Matt Baker helped launch the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund Poundcatcher campaign at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Thursday (3 September).Matt was joined by the Charity’s Patron, Zara Phillips and representatives from various companies and organisations who have pledged their support, including Your Horse Magazine and Your Horse Live.As well as hosting the 21st anniversary ...

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Poundcatcher campaign a success at Burghley

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Justine Thompson, 07 September 2009 10:56

Countryfile TV presenter Matt Baker helped launch the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund Poundcatcher campaign at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Thursday (3 September).Matt was joined by the Charity’s Patron, Zara Phillips and representatives from various companies and organisations who have pledged their support, including Your Horse Magazine and Your Horse Live.As well as hosting the 21st anniversary ...

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Spillers launch new product guide

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Justine Thompson, 25 August 2009 16:21

Spillers Horse Feeds has introduced a new product guide to help horse owners select the right feed for their horse or pony. The guide logically and simply explains common feeding issues and then presents the Spillers feed that best addresses them.Spillers produces the most comprehensive range of feeds in the UK and the guide makes it simple to understand how ...

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Top ten show jumpers at HOYS

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Justine Thompson, 24 August 2009 14:49

The top ten show jumpers who have automatically qualified for the Horse of the Year Show International classes have been announced.They were drawn from the British Show Jumping Association rankings as at July 31 2009 and are:1. NICK SKELTON - (Warwickshire)2. BEN MAHER - (Hertfordshire)3. ROBERT WHITAKER - (West Yorkshire)4. BILLY TWOMEY - (Cheshire)5. JOHN WHITAKER MBE - (West Yorkshire)6. PETER CHARLES - (Hampshire)7. LAURA RENWICK - ...

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My Little Pony annual convention

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Justine Thompson, 24 August 2009 13:09

My Little Pony fans from around the world will converge on Sheffield in October to take part in PonyCon 2009.The event in celebration of the cult 1980s toy takes place at the Sheffield Megacentre – with this year’s theme being ‘Ponies Around the World’.Highlights of the Convention will include display and trade stalls, games and competitions for adults and children ...

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US show horses deliberately poisoned

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Justine Thompson, 04 August 2009 14:59

Around 30 top show horses in the US have been deliberately poisoned by an unknown assailant, with three left in hospital fighting for their lives. The horses at a well-known stable yard in San Diego, USA, were poisoned with oleander leaves mixed with apples in their feed. Owners Bill and Debbie Tomin discovered the highly toxic oleander leaves when they went ...

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Launch of new riding gear website

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Justine Thompson, 27 July 2009 15:42

A new website has been launched to offer fashion advice, styling tips and great riding gear.The exciting new site Jodhpurs.co.uk offers a host of information, and provides a one-stop shop for all your competition and leisure wear requirements.Whether it’s jodhpurs and breeches or field and stable boots, riding hats and jackets or fun and vibrant leisure tops you need to ...

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Ponies rescued from scrapyard filmed by BBC

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Justine Thompson, 20 July 2009 11:14

Twenty ponies rescued from a scrapyard can finally look forward to a secure future thanks to the intervention of equine charities – and the story of their rescue has been filmed by the BBC.The group of mares, nine stallions and youngsters were a mixture of Shetlands and other native breeds who had been living in dangerous and squalid conditions in ...

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Farmer fined for pony cruelty

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Justine Thompson, 13 July 2009 16:17

An Aberdeenshire farmer who failed to provide proper care for a pony which had to be put down has been fined £500.Thomas Totten, 61, of Woodton of Auchry, Garmond, near Turriff, was also banned by a sheriff from owning or keeping ponies or horses for 10 years.Banff Sheriff Court was told the World Horse Welfare group was made aware that ...

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Gray seen 'bartering' for horses

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Justine Thompson, 13 July 2009 15:29

Notorious horse dealer James Gray is the subject of a new investigation following allegations that he and his son were seen at a horse fair last week.The horse dealer is the owner of Spindle Farm in Amersham where 31 horses, ponies and donkeys were found dead in January 2008 – and a further 115 had to be removed to safety ...

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Meet the Ultimate Year winner!

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Justine Thompson, 15 June 2009 15:59

Thousands of Your Horse readers entered our fabulous Win The Ultimate Year competition – but last month they were whittled down to 12 to attend an assessment day at Talland School of Equitation.The finalists were all put through their paces with exercises designed to test their competence and their ability to take instruction, both on the flat and over fences.This ...

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