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Can you give Boyd a home?

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Allison Lowther, 30 October 2014 15:04

A six-year-old pony called Boyd is on the search for a home after intensive rehabiliation at Blue Cross rehoming centre in Rolleston. Boyd was one of a number of horses rescued from a farm in South Wales in April 2011. All were severely underweight and Boyd also had a matted lice infested coat. He'd not experienced much contact with people ...

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Can you give Boyd a home?

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Allison Lowther, 30 October 2014 15:04

A six-year-old pony called Boyd is on the search for a home after intensive rehabiliation at Blue Cross rehoming centre in Rolleston. Boyd was one of a number of horses rescued from a farm in South Wales in April 2011. All were severely underweight and Boyd also had a matted lice infested coat. He'd not experienced much contact with people ...

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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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Albion Saddlemakers support Saddle Research Trust Conference

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Allison Lowther, 23 October 2014 10:27

The well-known British manufacturer of competition saddles and accessories will be sponsoring the exclusive International Researchers’ Workshop, to be held on 30th November and 1st December 2014. This follows the public Conference on 29th November 2014, which is sponsored by the British Equestrian Federation and World Horse Welfare.The 2nd Saddle Research Trust International Conference is the only event of its ...

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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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Hard-working RDA pony Bobbysocks wins Year of the Horse award

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Katy Islip, 20 October 2014 17:38

• Welsh pony Bobbysocks has helped hundreds of children during his Riding for the Disabled career• British Equestrian Trade Association ran competition to mark Chinese Year of the Horse• 26 year old will go into partial retirement this autumn after many years of service A pony who has helped hundreds of children enjoy riding through charity Riding for the Disabled (RDA) has been ...

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A sad farewell to The Duke of Marlborough

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Imogen Johnson, 17 October 2014 14:59

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of the 11th Duke of Marlborough (John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill), who passed away peacefully yesterday morning (16 October 2014). The Duke was a huge supporter of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials and was very involved in the event itself. “The Duke would often pop in to see who ...

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Sanctuary invites public to special Remembrance Luncheon

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Imogen Johnson, 15 October 2014 17:35

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary will be marking Remembrance in its own unique way with a luncheon to honour the role horses played in WW1. The special event will take place at 2pm at Lavender House Hotel, Ashburton on Sunday, 9 November as the nation marks 100 years since the conflict began. Guests will be able to enjoy a two-course ...

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Luma the lion to star at Your Horse Live

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Allison Lowther, 15 October 2014 11:43

This year's Your Horse Live is fast approaching and there's going to be  something a little different appearing in the Main Arena with Luma the lion taking centre stage! Luma the Lion, an eight-year-old Shetland pony, imaginatively disguised as a lion, is set to dazzle and delight visitors with his unique act at this year’s two-day equestrian extravaganza. Having become a big star ...

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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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Boost your horsey skill at Your Horse Live

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Allison Lowther, 10 October 2014 15:26

As horse owners we're constantly learning and improving our knowledge in all thinks horsey and if your keen to improve your equine skills further, the Equine Learning Zone at Your Horse Live is the place to be to get advice from leading equine experts.Following its success in 2013, this years Equine Learning Zone will be packed with experts from a ...

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