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New ragwort strategies put forward by BHS and Defra after survey of thousands of horse owners

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Katy Islip, 20 November 2014 12:00

Plans to up the fight against the poisonous plant ragwort have been announced today by the British Horse Society (BHS), after a survey of nearly 14,000 horse owners.Supported by government department Defra, the BHS ran the survey this summer to assess levels of concern and knowledge about ragwort. Results showed 20% of respondents knew of instances where horses had been ...

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New ragwort strategies put forward by BHS and Defra after survey of thousands of horse owners

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Katy Islip, 20 November 2014 12:00

Plans to up the fight against the poisonous plant ragwort have been announced today by the British Horse Society (BHS), after a survey of nearly 14,000 horse owners.Supported by government department Defra, the BHS ran the survey this summer to assess levels of concern and knowledge about ragwort. Results showed 20% of respondents knew of instances where horses had been ...

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New equestrian range available from Aldi

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Allison Lowther, 30 October 2014 14:25

There's some great-value, quality gear available this winter, thanks to the Aldi Specialbuys Equestrian range which is available in stores nationwide now. There's the long-sleeved ladies Training Jacket (£19.99) which is made from a fantastic functional fabric that's breathable, windproof and water repellent. The stretch material means you can move easily yet fit extra layers underneath for warmth when you need ...

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Top rider tips!

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Imogen Johnson, 20 September 2012 09:56

In the October issue of Your Horse we brought you a selection of top tips from some of the UK’s top riders and because you’re such lovely readers we went out and got you some more!Read on for top dressage tips from Pammy Hutton and Hannah Esberger-Shepherd.Pammy Hutton believes in just getting on with things. “I was once given the ...

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Noimnate your vet for the 2012 Petplan Equine Vet of the Year Award

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Imogen Johnson, 04 April 2012 11:58

Petplan Equine wants your nominations for the 2012 Petplan Equine Vet of the Year Award. The prestigious award, presented at the annual Animal Health Trust Equestrian Awards in November, recognises the dedication, knowledge and skill demonstrated every day by equine vets across the UK. It also gives horse owners the perfect opportunity to publicly thank their vet for the care and support ...

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Behind the scenes at SPANA in Marrakech

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Imogen Johnson, 04 November 2011 14:19

The latest video blogs from vets Pat Sells and Laura Heaps on their ‘Vetericyn VF Veterinary Mission to The Gambia' show how your money helps charities like SPANA. SPANA cares for the working animals of the world, providing free veterinary treatment, educating owners in animal welfare and responding to. In the latest of their video blogs vets Pat and Laura ...

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Camilla opens new London riding centre

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Katy Islip, 03 November 2011 10:50

Young riders showed off their skills for the Duchess of Cornwall as she opened an inner-city community riding centre in London.The Duchess visited Brixton last week (October 26) to formally open Ebony Horse Club Community Riding Centre, which helps young people in one of London’s most disadvantaged areas enjoy the benefits of riding and spending time with horses. The riding club, ...

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Veteran Horse Welfare loses two stars

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Sian Lovatt, 30 June 2010 16:00

Two horses at the Veteran Horse Welfare (VHW) have died within days of each other, leaving staff and supporters devastated. Timmy, who was given to Julianne Aston, owner of the VHW, soon became her son’s riding pony and was chosen for the VHW pony of the year award in 2009. Sadly Timmy suffered greatly with Cushings, arthritis and laminitis but ...

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Summer jods and breeches put to the test

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Allison Lowther, 18 May 2010 10:17

As the weather warms up – it may be time to treat yourself to a pair of summer jodhpurs or breeches. Made from a lightweight material they are designed to keep you cool and comfortable when you are riding or working at the yard when the sun is shining. There is a large choice available, but to help make you ...

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Dressage star Edward Gal at the Royal Festival of the Horse

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Allison Lowther, 08 April 2010 14:57

Edward Gal, one of the world’s top dressage riders, will be holding a masterclass as part of The Royal Festival of the Horse on Friday, 9 July - his only UK appearance in 2010 before the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. “I’m delighted to be part of this exciting new equestrian event and I’m very much looking forward to being ...

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Catch a horsey movie this Easter

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Allison Lowther, 23 March 2010 14:17

Take time out this Easter to sit down and watch a great feel-good horsey movie on Horse & Country TV(Sky channel 280). Windrunner tells the story of a high school boy Greg Cima who moves from the city to Southern Utah. In his new home Greg meets a Native American Indian called Wa To Huck, who is said to behold ...

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