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Read and reviewed: The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr

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Katy Islip, 30 January 2015 15:37

Award-winning author Philip Kerr is a bit of a hero in our house – I often lose my boyfriend’s attention to one of the books in his Berlin Noir detective series. However I’ve never read any of his adult fiction, so when his latest children’s novel landed in the Your Horse office I was quick to snaffle it for a ...

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Read and reviewed: The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr

rating is 4

Katy Islip, 30 January 2015 15:37

Award-winning author Philip Kerr is a bit of a hero in our house – I often lose my boyfriend’s attention to one of the books in his Berlin Noir detective series. However I’ve never read any of his adult fiction, so when his latest children’s novel landed in the Your Horse office I was quick to snaffle it for a ...

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Charity cycle challenge for brave rider who beat brain tumour

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Katy Islip, 23 July 2013 10:42

A rider given less than a year to live after being diagnosed with a brain tumour is celebrating being given the all-clear by raising money for the charity whose research saved her life.In 2010, Bea Meitiner was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour and told by doctors she had less than a year to live, but after joining a trial ...

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NO HORSING AROUND IN THE HEATWAVE

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Katy Islip, 19 July 2013 10:28

With temperatures reaching 30 degrees and the heatwave set to continue, owners are being urged to protect their horses and themselves from the sun. Simon Wetherald, an equine expert and entrepreneur of leading animal worming website www.wormers-direct.co.uk, has suggested a list of easy tips to keep your horse comfortable in the heat. Simon, who was recently voted Virbac Equine’s suitably ...

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Join the ESUK Unaffiliated Championships

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Katy Islip, 24 May 2013 12:12

A brand new championship event is on the horizon that will be created by you (yes you!). We’re asking you to draw up the schedule and here’s how... It’s not every day you get the chance to tell event organisers exactly what classes you’d love to see on their schedule, but that’s just what we’re inviting you to do, thanks to ...

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Grab one of the last places at classical riding demo exclusively for YH readers

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Katy Islip, 18 April 2013 10:54

If you're still working out what to do with the first May bank holiday weekend, why not take advantage of a fab deal we've set up with English Heritage (EH) to give you lovely YH readers your very own classical riding demonstration in a historic setting? Together with the bods at EH, we've arranged for an exclusive performance of classical ...

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New scheme offers support to owners facing the final goodbye

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Katy Islip, 17 January 2013 15:21

Every horse owner dreads the day they have to say that final farewell to their beloved equine, but for those struggling to judge whether that time has come, help is at hand in the form of a new support scheme.The British Horse Society (BHS) has set up the ‘Friends at the End’ scheme to ensure no horse owner has to ...

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Memorial fund launched after rescue pony Quest loses his fight for life

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Katy Islip, 19 April 2012 09:15

Heartbroken charity staff and supporters have launched a memorial fund after a pony rescued in a desperate condition lost his fight for life.Named Quest by his carers, the 18-month-old 12hh bay was rescued from a field in Bedfordshire by the RSPCA on March 21, and was given into the care of The Horse Trust.Quest was shockingly emaciated, crawling with lice ...

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Jill and Gem set to mark Queen's Jubilee with epic charity ride

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Katy Islip, 11 April 2012 10:14

A dedicated rider is preparing to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic year by riding from Norfolk to south Wales via Buckingham Palace to raise money for charity.Jill Perry, of Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, will saddle up her Welsh cob Gem on April 22, when she sets off from Sandringham House in Norfolk for her month-long ride, which will ...

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Exmoor ponies win international titles in new sport of horse agility

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Katy Islip, 13 January 2012 11:32

Nimble British ponies and their handlers have swept the board in the Horse Agility World Championships. The International Horse Agility Club presented the titles to two British handlers and their Exmoor ponies after their agility, obedience and unflappable natures impressed the judges. The worldwide OLHA! video league winner was Dawn Westcott of Exmoor, Somerset with her pure-bred Exmoor stallion, Hawkwell ...

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Welsh council announces increased checks at horse sales to improve welfare

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Katy Islip, 13 January 2012 09:51

Equine welfare is set to increase in a Welsh county after a council announced it will be upping the number of enforcement visits made to public horse sales. Powys County Council’s trading standards team will be joined by Dyfed Powys Police and charities the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make welfare checks and ensure all relevant documents are in ...

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