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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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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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Celebration as 2013 Grand National passes off with no fatalities

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Katy Islip, 29 April 2013 17:29

The YH team joined racing fans and horse-lovers everywhere in letting out a big sigh of relief when the 2013 Grand National ended with no fatalities.The famous Aintree event has come under increasing scrutiny and calls for changes to the course and a reduction in the number of runners following the deaths of horses in previous years.Since 2002, 11 horses ...

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Proposed changes to para dressage representation unpopular at FEI forum

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Katy Islip, 29 April 2013 17:03

A proposal to reduce the number of para dressage riders from five to four per country for future Paralympics has proved controversial. The suggestion was made at the FEI’s annual sport forum earlier this month (April), as part of a raft of changes put forward as para dressage continues to rapidly develop as a sport. Other proposed changes include the introduction ...

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Injured rider raising money for air ambulance service

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Katy Islip, 08 March 2013 09:34

An event rider who suffered head injuries in a fall from her horse is taking on an ultra-marathon to raise money for the air ambulance service which flew her to hospital.Sarah Hayter, 36, will be taking part in the 2013 London to Brighton Challenge, which will see participants run and walk the 100km distance, to raise money for Surrey and Sussex ...

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Event announces charity partnership in memory of former secretary

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Katy Islip, 06 March 2013 11:03

Blenheim Palace horse trials has announced its 2013 charity partner will be cancer charity Macmillan, in memory of its former event secretary, Juliette Brindley, who died last year after a long fight against cancer.The three-star event is also awarding a cup in Juliette’s name, which will be presented to the most stylish combination at the final horse inspection and who complete ...

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Two Essex boys enjoying well-earned retirement after their police careers

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Katy Islip, 04 March 2013 15:11

Two former police horses are set for a comfortable retirement after being taken in by a charity.Big bays Trojan and Patrick are settling in with The Horse Trust after being retired from work due to health problems – Trojan, 14, has had issues including stomach ulcers, and Patrick, 12, has arthritis and lameness in his hind legs.The pair are two ...

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