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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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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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Why our readers love their PRE horses!

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Katy Islip, 28 November 2013 09:00

When writing our December issue's breeds feature on Andalusian (or PRE) horses, we asked Your Horse readers to tell us why their PRE horses are so special and were innundated with emails – here’s just a taste of what you had to say!“I've heard lots of people say that once you've ridden an Andalusian, you'll never buy another breed of ...

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The air jacket debate - what YH readers said

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Katy Islip, 25 November 2013 09:00

Although no-one would argue that working to make the high-risk sport of eventing safer is a bad idea, the question of whether air jackets should be made compulsory for competitions remains a divisive one.  British Eventing (BE) has said it won’t consider a rule change without testing and approval by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA), which sets the industry standard ...

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Young riders fly high at Red Dragon endurance event

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Katy Islip, 06 November 2013 11:01

A pair of young endurance riders enjoyed a successful weekend at the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance, while a devoted husband was praised for supporting his competitor wife for 26 years.Held at the Royal Welsh Showground, the event was won by 16-year-old Brett Corcoran and his purebred Arab gelding Bashir Shamir who were crowned Red Dragon champions after ...

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Riders celebrate after eventing championship success

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Katy Islip, 02 October 2013 12:49

Three riders are celebrating after they triumphed at the British Eventing BE80(T) British Riding Club Championships.Held at Brooksby Melton College Horse Trials, the EquestrianClearance.com BE80(T) Championships saw more than 90 riders from all over the UK enter three sections.Section A was won by Suffolk-based Julia Woods and her seven-year-old Connemara St Flannans Aodhan, Section B by Devon’s Natasha Dayment and ...

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Northumbria Police seeking information on recovered horse box

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Katy Islip, 23 September 2013 09:56

Police are appealing for help in tracing the owners of a horse box they believe may have been stolen.Northumbria Police want to trace the owners of a silver Ifor Williams trailer, originally manufactured in 2005, which was recovered along with other suspected stolen property at an address in Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, on 24 August.Despite enquiries, police have been so ...

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Charity cycle challenge for brave rider who beat brain tumour

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Katy Islip, 23 July 2013 10:42

A rider given less than a year to live after being diagnosed with a brain tumour is celebrating being given the all-clear by raising money for the charity whose research saved her life.In 2010, Bea Meitiner was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour and told by doctors she had less than a year to live, but after joining a trial ...

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NO HORSING AROUND IN THE HEATWAVE

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Katy Islip, 19 July 2013 10:28

With temperatures reaching 30 degrees and the heatwave set to continue, owners are being urged to protect their horses and themselves from the sun. Simon Wetherald, an equine expert and entrepreneur of leading animal worming website www.wormers-direct.co.uk, has suggested a list of easy tips to keep your horse comfortable in the heat. Simon, who was recently voted Virbac Equine’s suitably ...

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Egypt's horses suffering as political crisis continues

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Katy Islip, 11 July 2013 10:56

Carriage horses working around the Giza Pyramids are on the brink of starvation as holidaymakers stay away from Egypt, charity SPANA has warned. Tourism, which has been slow since the 2011 revolution, is now close to collapse amid the escalating crisis.  This has left many of Cairo’s carriage drivers unable to afford to feed their horses, which are usually used ...

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Tea parties help animals in need

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Katy Islip, 05 June 2013 14:35

Animal lovers across the UK have been raising money for the Blue Cross by holding tea parties, with the cash raised going to support creatures of all shapes and sizes, including gorgeous foal Tambo and his mum Dolly.The pair are being cared for by the team at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, where the charity has horses, dogs, ...

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