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Pilot scheme set to help vulnerable racehorses find new homes

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Katy Islip, 17 November 2014 09:00

Ex-racehorses are set to get more help in finding loving new homes thanks to a pilot retraining scheme set up by World Horse Welfare (WHW) and British Horseracing’s official charity, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR).The new scheme will see WHW take ‘vulnerable’ former racehorses in for retraining at its Norfolk rescue and rehoming centre, Hall Farm, where staff will use their ...

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Pilot scheme set to help vulnerable racehorses find new homes

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Katy Islip, 17 November 2014 09:00

Ex-racehorses are set to get more help in finding loving new homes thanks to a pilot retraining scheme set up by World Horse Welfare (WHW) and British Horseracing’s official charity, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR).The new scheme will see WHW take ‘vulnerable’ former racehorses in for retraining at its Norfolk rescue and rehoming centre, Hall Farm, where staff will use their ...

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World Horse Welfare celebrates fantastic rehoming figures and promotes scheme to others

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Katy Islip, 12 November 2014 09:38

Charity World Horse Welfare is celebrating rehoming 250 horses so far this year – a 56% rise from last year when the charity had only rehomed 160.World Horse Welfare, or WHW, is Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity, with centres across the UK.But although the rehoming numbers are positive, hundreds of horses are still in need in the UK, ...

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Hundreds of riders take part in 2014 Red Dragon Festival of Endurance

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Katy Islip, 21 October 2014 15:08

• Hundreds of riders take part in British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance 2014• 160km title race won by Lauren Mills and Oakleaze Farm Czarko• Fellow riders Nikki Malcolm and Candy Cameron also celebrated wins over 80km and 80km plus 42km distances More than 270 riders took part in the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance, with Lauren Mills ...

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Home for life for abandoned donkeys thanks to sanctuary

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Katy Islip, 10 October 2014 16:31

Six donkeys have found a safe haven for life with The Donkey Sanctuary after being abandoned at an Irish horse fair.The charity rescued the five males and one female from Ballinasloe Fair in County Galway after they were abandoned by their owners.Welfare adviser Ian Colton said the donkeys were frightened and in desperate need of help.He said: “It’s sad to ...

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Supermarket branch wins award for raising £16,000 for RDA

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Katy Islip, 10 October 2014 11:13

A supermarket branch has won an award for raising an amazing £16,000 for charity Riding for the Disabled (RDA).Staff at Sainsbury’s Watchmoor Park branch, in Surrey, won the charity's Business Partnership National Award, which is sponsored by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA). BETA executive director Claire Williams presented the award during the RDA’s annual Gala Awards at the Hotel ...

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Young event horses shine at championship finals

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Katy Islip, 08 October 2014 10:51

Young equine talent was in the spotlight at the 2014 KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championships last weekend.Held at Osberton International Horse Trials and sponsored by KBIS British Equestrian Insurance, the competition offers championships for four-, five-, six- and seven-year-old event horses.Now in its 11th year, the championships offer the very best of young event horse talent to shine and ...

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William Fox-Pitt on winning form at Osberton horse trials

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Katy Islip, 08 October 2014 10:05

The world’s top ranked eventer William Fox-Pitt is celebrating after a very successful visit to Osberton International Horse Trials.William's victories included first and second place in the CCI2* and a one-two in the KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Six Year Old Championship, prompting him to joke he is too old to be contemplating bringing his younger horses on.His first place came with Teresa Stopford ...

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Clip for a Cure fights grass sickness in memory of Jasper, Storm and Spencer

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Katy Islip, 07 October 2014 09:35

Two friends have launched a clipping fundraising campaign in memory of three horses who died from equine grass sickness (EGS) from the same field.Rachel Mangto and her friend Natalie Young came up with the Clip for a Cure campaign, in aid of the Equine Grass Sickness Fund (EGSF), following the loss of fieldmates Jasper, Storm and Spencer earlier this year.The ...

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Old Fools on Horses take on show jumping challenge for charity

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Katy Islip, 06 October 2014 11:19

Five brave men have saddled up for a show jumping challenge to raise awareness of prostate cancer and £5,000 for charity to boot.Organised by Natalie Western-Kaye, manager of host venue Snowball Farm riding centre in Burnham, and Matt Sobol, the Old Fools on Horses challenge raised the money for Prostate Cancer UK with the five riders completing a dressage test ...

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Mark Todd Bridging the Gap scholarship winner announced

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Katy Islip, 01 October 2014 09:31

A young rider is celebrating after impressing the selectors to be named recipient of the 2014/15 Mark Todd Bridging the Gap (MTBTG) eventing scholarship.Zoe Wilkinson, 24, from Oxfordshire, was chosen from a group of seven finalists by a judging panel made up of Sir Mark Todd, British Eventing (BE) accredited coaches Lizzel Winter and Gill Watson, and representatives from MTBTG ...

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