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Charity helps police force tackle rural crime by training mounted officers

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Katy Islip, 06 February 2012 09:48

An equine charity is helping tackle rural crime by providing training for five mounted special constables.World Horse Welfare (WHW) is working with Norfolk Constabulary to assess the officers to make sure their riding skills are up to scratch, and will also assess their mounts, as they will be using their own horses.The force, which had a mounted branch until the ...

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Charity helps police force tackle rural crime by training mounted officers

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Katy Islip, 06 February 2012 09:48

An equine charity is helping tackle rural crime by providing training for five mounted special constables.World Horse Welfare (WHW) is working with Norfolk Constabulary to assess the officers to make sure their riding skills are up to scratch, and will also assess their mounts, as they will be using their own horses.The force, which had a mounted branch until the ...

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Documentary to tell the stories of real war horses in the First World War

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Katy Islip, 01 February 2012 16:30

The stories of real war horses are set to be told in a documentary, filmed in part at a charity which took in equine veterans who survived the First World War.War Horse - The True Story will examine the war work of The Horse Trust, then called The Home of Rest for Horses, as well as looking at the role of ...

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New horse rider claims website launches

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Imogen Johnson, 01 February 2012 12:35

New website Horseriderclaims.com has launched as the only dedicated service of its kind for horse riders who’ve been injured due to the negligence of another road or bridleway user, or faulty equipment. Developed by Stefan Rodgers, an experienced Marketing Director from a family of horse enthusiasts, Horseriderclaims.com claims to be the first of a range of services for horsey people ...

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Hart’s Horsemanship events spring dairy 2012

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Imogen Johnson, 26 January 2012 10:32

The new issue of Your Horse is out today and in it you can read all about Herd Life with expert advice from Ben Hart of Hart’s Horsemanship - a must read if you want to understand your horse’s behaviour and improve your connection with him. Plus, if you find that Ben’s expertise has you glued to the pages of ...

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New college offers equestrian qualifications to students in Somerset

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Katy Islip, 14 January 2012 10:00

Students can undertake a range of qualifications at a new equestrian college in Somerset. The Divoky Riding School, in Downhead, near Frome, has been approved by Equestrian Qualifications GB Limited (EQL), a subsidiary of The British Horse Society, for training and assessing candidates for a range of work-based diplomas in horse care and riding. Based in a 17th century manor ...

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Ex-racehorses forging successful second careers honoured at awards

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Katy Islip, 12 January 2012 10:11

The achievements of former racehorses who have turned their hooves to new disciplines have been celebrated at a black tie event. The Elite Performance Awards (EPA) were presented as part of British Horse Foundation’s annual Breeders Dinner and awards ceremony, held last Saturday, January 7, in London. The awards, which offer prize money totalling £17,000, are run by South Essex ...

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The 2012 International Eventing Forum

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Imogen Johnson, 13 December 2011 16:20

With an inspiring panel of speakers and demonstration riders the 2012 International Eventing Forum is a must for any eventing enthusiast – this year the theme is ‘Focus on Success’.The forum, which will take place on the 6th of February at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire, is a day long educational event bringing some of the world’s most talented event riders ...

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Find your local riding establishments quickly and easily

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Allison Lowther, 22 November 2011 15:34

The website UK Horse Rider Guide has had a recent revamp to make it even easier to use. www.ukhorseriderguide.com provides the perfect solution for anyone looking for a place to ride in the UK. It includes details of livery yards, riding schools and colleges. You can also rate the centres and leave comments. It’s easy to use, simply select your ...

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Basil's looking forward to a merry Christmas thanks to World Horse Welfare

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Katy Islip, 15 November 2011 18:02

A neglected yearling rescued from a bare field in freezing conditions last December is looking forward to a happier Christmas thanks to charity World Horse Welfare (WHW).Basil, a 13.1hh gelding, was found shivering with cold, desperately thin with no food or water and infested with lice, and as a result of his condition was taken into the care of the ...

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Robertson Horse Training sets dates for winter

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Imogen Johnson, 08 November 2011 10:14

2011 has been a busy year for Guy Robertson of Robertson Horse Training but there’s no rest for the wicked as this natural horsemanship trainer plans more events for the winter. Coming up on Sunday 20 November Guy will run a 1 Day Foundation Natural Horsemanship Clinic (Level 2) at Northern Racing College in Doncaster. This clinic will be advancing ...

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