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Para dressage rider celebrates win at national championships

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Katy Islip, 23 September 2014 10:34

A para dressage rider is celebrating after notching up an impressive score to take home a national championship title.Roberta Sheffied, known as Bert, and her mount Double Agent, or Darcy, scored an impressive 70.81% to win the KBIS Para-dressage Grade III Championship at the LeMieux British Dressage National Championships at Stoneleigh Park, Warks.The pair first came together when Darcy was ...

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Para dressage rider celebrates win at national championships

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Katy Islip, 23 September 2014 10:34

A para dressage rider is celebrating after notching up an impressive score to take home a national championship title.Roberta Sheffied, known as Bert, and her mount Double Agent, or Darcy, scored an impressive 70.81% to win the KBIS Para-dressage Grade III Championship at the LeMieux British Dressage National Championships at Stoneleigh Park, Warks.The pair first came together when Darcy was ...

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Team GB's young stars win bronze at FEI Young Rider European Championships

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Katy Islip, 22 September 2014 15:06

Celebrations are in order after the Team GB Young Rider squad clinched team bronze at the FEI 2014 Young Rider European Championships, held from 17-21 September in Vale Sabroso, Portugal.Adding to the excitement was the individual success of team member Holly Woodhead, who partnered Ian Woodhead and Heidi Woodhead’s DHI Lupison into individual silver.The team, which is sponsored by Askham ...

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Board game fundraising appeal illustrates rehabilitation journey

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Katy Islip, 22 September 2014 09:51

A charity is launching an urgent appeal for funds to help keep up with the number of horses needing urgent rescue, using a board game to demonstrate how much help is needed to return a welfare case to health.World Horse Welfare (WHW) is running the Journey to Happiness appeal to support its vital work – so far this year the ...

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Pilgrimage to Rome is trip of a lifetime for Ann

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Katy Islip, 19 September 2014 09:59

A horse lover is undertaking the trip of a lifetime by making a pilgrimage to Rome with her horses for charity.Ann Bishop, from Essex, left the UK on 1 September to drive her ponies Pebbles, Samson, and Jack Sparrow all the way to Italy.The group, supported by Ann’s family and friends, is following a route known as the Via Francigena ...

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Say thanks for feed helpline advice with an award nomination

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Katy Islip, 30 July 2014 10:34

If you’ve ever struggled with getting your horse’s diet just right, a feed helpline could well be the answer to your prayers, and now’s the time owners can say thank you by nominating their favourite feed helpline for an award. The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) is once again preparing to present the annual Haygain Nutritional Helpline of the Year ...

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Say thanks for feed helpline advice with an award nomination

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Katy Islip, 30 July 2014 10:34

If you’ve ever struggled with getting your horse’s diet just right, a feed helpline could well be the answer to your prayers, and now’s the time owners can say thank you by nominating their favourite feed helpline for an award. The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) is once again preparing to present the annual Haygain Nutritional Helpline of the Year ...

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Home is where the herd is for donkey Pepper

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Katy Islip, 24 June 2014 10:11

A once-lonely donkey is settling into her own new herd thanks to Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Pepper was signed over into the charity’s care earlier this month after her kind owner became worried about the 17-year-old, who was being bullied by the group of horses she was living with. Knowing how important it is for a donkey to have fellow donkey ...

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Film highlights improvements in horse safety in eventing

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Katy Islip, 08 May 2014 11:02

Horse safety in eventing has been put under the spotlight at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials in a charity documentary. Fronted by three-time Badminton winner Ian Stark, the World Horse Welfare film explores how data collected by British Eventing (BE) has helped improve safety, how vital on-site vet services are, and how much preparation goes into horse welfare and safety ...

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Riders on Mark Todd training scheme given £1k coaching boost

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Katy Islip, 29 April 2014 11:57

Five young event riders have been given a leg-up in their coaching careers after winning prestigious new training bursaries worth more than £1,000 each. British Eventing (BE) awarded the five coaching bursaries to riders taking part in the Mark Todd Bridging the Gap (MTBTG) series, which supports those hoping to move into Advanced/two-star level and those working towards three-star level ...

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Groom employment survey offers £100 prize

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Katy Islip, 05 February 2014 12:10

Are you a groom or do you employ grooms? Want to be in with a chance of winning £100 or a luxury hamper of Absorbine grooming products? The British Grooms’ Association (BGA) is asking grooms and employers to fill out their surveys as they work to uncover employment trends within the equestrian industry. Everyone taking part in the survey can ...

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