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Top dressage rider dies

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Rebecca Gibson, 04 April 2011 09:56

We are extremely sad to report that the dressage star featured in our latest issue’s Private Lesson, Jane Gregory, has died. She passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. Our thoughts are with her husband Aram Gregory, her family and friends. Born in England on June 30, 1959, Jane – maiden name Bredin - ...

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Top dressage rider dies

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Rebecca Gibson, 04 April 2011 09:56

We are extremely sad to report that the dressage star featured in our latest issue’s Private Lesson, Jane Gregory, has died. She passed away on Friday after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. Our thoughts are with her husband Aram Gregory, her family and friends. Born in England on June 30, 1959, Jane – maiden name Bredin - ...

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Rollkur on trial

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Rebecca Gibson, 17 December 2010 10:42

The debate on the practice of rollkur – that is riding a horse in extreme flexion – is not one that’s going to go away any time soon. It has been rumbling on for some thirty years already, but as public uproar reaches fever pitch Your Horse investigates both sides of the argument. Founder of the Classical Riding Club, Sylvia ...

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Riders too afraid to ride on roads

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Rebecca Gibson, 26 November 2010 11:17

Survey reveals 90% of riders think drivers need to be more aware of horses on the roads. The vast majority of regular horse riders feel drivers don’t take enough care when passing horses on the road, according to research conducted by Petplan Equine. The survey of over 1,700 horse owners found 90% of riders feel unsafe. It also found that ...

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Le Cadre Noir come to the UK

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Rebecca Gibson, 19 November 2010 15:47

Le Cadre Noir de Saumur is coming to the UK for the first time ever. The Famous French Riding School, one of the most prestigious horsemanship schools in the world, will wow audiences at London Earls Court from 20-22 May 2011. Le Cadre Noir de Saumur is world renowned for its incredible complex horsemanship. Visitors will see the riders performing ...

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New hope for riders with spinal injuries

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Rebecca Gibson, 26 October 2010 16:43

A young professional horse rider who suffered a life threatening ‘hangman’s fracture’ after a serious fall, is aiming to compete at the highest level after being one of the first people to use a pioneering new physiotherapy device. Oxfordshire-based dressage rider, Thea Maxfield was bucked from her horse exactly one year ago, suffering a C2/C3 fracture that often results in ...

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Bridleway reopened after more than a century

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Rebecca Gibson, 01 October 2010 15:02

The Byways and Bridleways Trust (BBT) has succeeded in preventing an historic three mile stretch of bridleway from being lost. The BBT fought their case at a public enquiry where the local authority and landowners tried to get Applegarth Bridleway in North Yorkshire, downgraded to a footpath.   The middle section of the route had been obstructed to riders by ...

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We visit Team Fredericks

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Rebecca Gibson, 20 August 2010 16:50

We’ll be visiting the home of Team Fredericks next week. As well as chatting about Lucinda and Clayton’s 2010 season and meeting some of their top horses, we’ll also be putting them in the hot seat and asking them to answer your questions. So if there’s something you’ve always wanted to ask Lucinda or Clayton now is your chance. Send ...

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Dressage Anywhere league table launched

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Rebecca Gibson, 18 August 2010 14:40

Since its official launch earlier this year, on-line competition site Dressage Anywhere has proved to be a huge hit with dressage riders worldwide, with riders from over 32 countries competing against each other by video in classes from walk & trot tests through to Grand Prix. The site is now launching their new Dressage Anywhere Riding School League giving riding ...

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Ride for life raises £30,000

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Rebecca Gibson, 02 July 2010 17:18

On the weekend of 5th and 6th June 350 riders got together to complete a sponsored ten mile ride in aid of Cancer Research UK. Now in its fourth year, the Speedgate Ride for Life has raised just under £100,000 for the charity and last year their events manager, Nicola Barnes, was awarded a flame of hope in recognition the ...

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Take the stress out of competing

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Rebecca Gibson, 04 June 2010 10:52

If you turn into a bag of nerves when you go out to compete, why not give Dressage Anywhere a try? Dressage Anywhere is a brand new on-line dressage competition site, that allows you to compete for prize money and rosettes without leaving home. Dressage Anywhere is the perfect solution for riders who love to compete but whose horses find ...

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