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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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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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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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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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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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