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UK meat businesses raided in ongoing horsemeat investigation

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Katy Islip, 13 February 2013 09:49

Two meat premises have been raided and temporarily shut down as officials continue to investigate the mislabelled of meat products.Police and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) went to Peter Boddy Licensed Slaughterhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, which the FSA believes supplied horse carcasses to the second plant visited - Farmbox Meats Ltd, Llandre, Aberystwyth, in Wales. Both the police and the ...

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UK meat businesses raided in ongoing horsemeat investigation

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Katy Islip, 13 February 2013 09:49

Two meat premises have been raided and temporarily shut down as officials continue to investigate the mislabelled of meat products.Police and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) went to Peter Boddy Licensed Slaughterhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, which the FSA believes supplied horse carcasses to the second plant visited - Farmbox Meats Ltd, Llandre, Aberystwyth, in Wales. Both the police and the ...

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Get clued up about strangles with new pack from Redwings

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Katy Islip, 11 February 2013 11:04

A charity is helping horse owners fight strangles by producing a new information kit about the disease and how to fight it.Redwings, the UK’s largest horse sanctuary, wants to get owners clued up about the world’s most commonly diagnosed equine infectious disease, and has created the Strangles: Speak Out! pack to help educate owners and remove some of the stigma ...

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BHS bus poster campaign helps keep horses and riders safer on the roads

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Katy Islip, 30 January 2013 17:31

A safety poster campaign has been helping keep riders and their horses safer on the roads.Charity the British Horse Society (BHS) ran a pilot advertising scheme using posters on the back of buses in Lanarkshire, Scotland.The ‘Hit the brakes, not my horse’ poster was displayed on the back of 10 buses for four weeks, and the charity hopes its hard-hitting ...

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Runner tackles a Grizzly challenge to help donkeys

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Katy Islip, 17 January 2013 16:18

A charity worker is putting her best foot forward to help raise money for donkeys in need.Nicola Russell, a PR assistant at The Donkey Sanctuary, is preparing to take part in the 21-mile Grizzly Run to raise money for the charity, where she’s worked for two years.Although she’s a keen runner and has previously completed the Edinburgh marathon, Nicola is ...

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New life for rescue pony

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Imogen Johnson, 24 December 2012 09:08

A pony, who was taken in by Blue Cross from the RSPCA after being dumped in a field, has been given a new lease of life thanks to a leading independent public school. Talis, an 11-year-old Bay cob gelding, is now on loan from the animal charity to Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. It’s the first time Stowe School has taken ...

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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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