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Charlotte and Valegro on top again!

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Imogen Johnson, 19 December 2012 09:08

Charlotte Dujardin has had what can only be described as an incredible year and she’s not done yet – last night she continued her winning streak at to take the Reem Acra World Cup Dressage Leg Freestyle to Music at Olympia with a score of 87.975%. Despite their win, Charlotte and Valegro’s test wasn’t quite foot perfect. Valegro was unsettled especially ...

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Charlotte and Valegro on top again!

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Imogen Johnson, 19 December 2012 09:08

Charlotte Dujardin has had what can only be described as an incredible year and she’s not done yet – last night she continued her winning streak at to take the Reem Acra World Cup Dressage Leg Freestyle to Music at Olympia with a score of 87.975%. Despite their win, Charlotte and Valegro’s test wasn’t quite foot perfect. Valegro was unsettled especially ...

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Improve your riding and posture with new alignment app

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Katy Islip, 20 August 2012 11:25

A new smartphone app is aiming to help riders perfect their posture both in and out of the saddle.The Personal Best Posture App allows riders to take photos of themselves with a posture grid so they can assess their alignment through ear, shoulder, hip and heel, enabling them to address any crookedness and use the app’s corrective exercises to address ...

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Join Haggis the Shetland for a sponsored walk for World Horse Welfare

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Katy Islip, 18 July 2012 10:00

A Shetland pony rescued from terrible neglect will be keeping the pounds off by leading a sponsored walk to raise money for the charity that saved him.Haggis the miniature Shetland was rescued in July 2010 by World Horse Welfare (WHW) after he was found hugely overweight, lame and with terribly overgrown feet on 60 acres in Aberdeenshire.Following his rehabilitation Haggis, ...

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Dig deep and help some heroes!

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Imogen Johnson, 04 July 2012 16:44

For ex-serviceman Paul Hedges the charity Help For Heroes is a cause close to his heart. And with an interest in horses Paul has set himself a huge riding challenge - to raise £4000 by treking 200km across Iceland on horseback! Paul’s challenge ride [6-13 July 2013] will raise money for deserving people that have been injured serving their country ...

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Eland Lodge EC gets into the spirit of the games

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Imogen Johnson, 29 June 2012 11:20

With the run up to the Olympics looming Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre got into the spirit of the Games and ran its own E.L.Oympic Team One-Day-Event, on Sunday 17 June. Teams of four horses and riders were each allocated a country to ride for and completed a dressage test, show jumping round and timed cross-country course with the best three ...

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Win a hack with William Fox-Pitt thanks to Petplan Equine

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Katy Islip, 22 June 2012 09:13

If you’re looking for new horse insurance, one firm is offering owners who sign up to a new policy by June 30 the chance to win a ride with William Fox-Pitt.Petplan Equine is offering two lucky riders the chance to saddle up for a hack with world number one William at the Festival of British Eventing on Friday, July 13th.The ...

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Horses still face gruelling journeys to slaughter despite new welfare strategy

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Katy Islip, 20 June 2012 15:10

A charity has expressed disappointment after the European Council agreed to support a new animal welfare strategy but failed to review transport regulations for horses travelling to slaughter.World Horse Welfare (WHW) welcomed the unanimous decision to support the European Commission’s strategy on the protection and welfare of animals, but had hoped the council would also order an immediate review of how long ...

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Hovis the horse writes book to raise money for charity

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Katy Islip, 20 June 2012 11:50

A cheeky Clydesdale whose antics have delighted hundreds of horse-lovers has published a second diary in aid of charity.Hovis wrote Hovis’ Friday Diary: The Year of The Destroyer following the success of his first book, Hovis’ Friday Diary: From the Beginning, with 100% of the proceeds from both books going to Bransby Home of Rest for Horses, in Hovis’ native ...

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Ask Spencer Wilton and Jay Halim your Training Academy questions!

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Imogen Johnson, 14 June 2012 16:02

The 2012 Training Academy is off to a flying start and Spencer and Jay would like to know if you have any questions on what’s been covered so far. Whether you’ve tried one of Spencer or Jay’s exercises and it’s not quite gone to plan or your horse has a specific problem in one of the areas they’ve covered – ...

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William Fox-Pitt dominates at Bramham

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Imogen Johnson, 11 June 2012 11:07

Despite the wind and rain the 2012 Equi-Trek Bramham Horse Trials managed to run with British riders William Fox-Pitt and Zara Phillips gaining some fantastic results. Riding Neuf Des Coeurs William claimed first place in the CIC*** plus 12th place riding Lionheart while Zara took third with High Kingdom after Andrew Nicholson in second on Nereo. But first and 12th ...

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