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Highland Pony mistaken for Loch Ness Monster

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Larissa Chapman, 24 October 2014 16:13

- Rescue horse Major lives life of luxury on the shores of Loch Ness - Owner took him for a ride through the bay at Loch Ness - Onlookers could just see his head popping in and out of the water and thought he looked like the Loch Ness monster   Once a rescue horse from a sad background, Major, the ...

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Highland Pony mistaken for Loch Ness Monster

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Larissa Chapman, 24 October 2014 16:13

- Rescue horse Major lives life of luxury on the shores of Loch Ness - Owner took him for a ride through the bay at Loch Ness - Onlookers could just see his head popping in and out of the water and thought he looked like the Loch Ness monster   Once a rescue horse from a sad background, Major, the ...

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Carl Hester to make appearance with the Spanish Riding School

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Becky Statham, 24 October 2014 14:34

This year, the Spanish Riding School of Vienna will include a special performance from three Olympic gold medallists. In Sheffield, Carl Hester MBE and Lee Pearson CBE will open the show, Natasha Baker MBE will join in to perform a specially choreographed routine before the Spanish Riding School’s main event in Sheffield and London. The Spanish Riding School of Vienna can ...

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Equestrian Direct Surfaces sponsor new riders

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Larissa Chapman, 23 October 2014 17:03

·         Equine surface manufacturer sponsor three new riders ·         Ben Way, Colina Pickles and Bonnie Fishburn get on board ·         Passionate and pleased to sponsor talented new riders   Equine surface manufacturer, Equestrian Direct, is delighted to announce the sponsorship of three up and coming event riders; Ben Way, Colina Pickles and Bonnie Fishburn. International event rider, Ben Way, has ...

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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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Can you rehome a horse saved from cruelty?

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Larissa Chapman, 21 October 2014 14:34

·         A woman from Queen Camel, near Yeovil banned from keeping equines for two years ·         Admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a thoroughbred horse ·         Fined £245 and ordered to pay costs of £250 and a £24 victim surcharge by Yeovil Magistrates’ Court ·         Horse has now recovered and is looking for a new home   Yard worker Hannah Sawyer ...

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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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Michael Whitaker wins Rikstoto Grand Prix in Oslo

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Imogen Johnson, 20 October 2014 16:42

• Michael’s winning round shaved 0.02 seconds of leading rider, Jur Vrieling’s time • The course, designed by Uliano Vezzani, saw almost half the twenty-four strong field qualify for the jump-off• Whitaker claimed it was a ‘fast class’ British show jumper Michael Whitaker from Nottinghamshire wowed the crowds when he won the Rikstoto Grand Prix in Oslo on Saturday with a super fast ...

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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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