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Trec rider becomes ambassador for safety device after painful fall

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Katy Islip, 25 November 2014 12:12

A international Trec rider has been signed up as an ambassador for RS-tor rider safety aid, and after a painful fall says she wishes she'd been using the device earlier.South Lanarkshire-based Dot Still was chosen by RS-tor due to her success and commitment to the discipline of Trec, which challenges horses and riders over stages including orienteering, obstacles and control of ...

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Trec rider becomes ambassador for safety device after painful fall

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Katy Islip, 25 November 2014 12:12

A international Trec rider has been signed up as an ambassador for RS-tor rider safety aid, and after a painful fall says she wishes she'd been using the device earlier.South Lanarkshire-based Dot Still was chosen by RS-tor due to her success and commitment to the discipline of Trec, which challenges horses and riders over stages including orienteering, obstacles and control of ...

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Pilot scheme set to help vulnerable racehorses find new homes

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Katy Islip, 17 November 2014 09:00

Ex-racehorses are set to get more help in finding loving new homes thanks to a pilot retraining scheme set up by World Horse Welfare (WHW) and British Horseracing’s official charity, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR).The new scheme will see WHW take ‘vulnerable’ former racehorses in for retraining at its Norfolk rescue and rehoming centre, Hall Farm, where staff will use their ...

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World Horse Welfare celebrates fantastic rehoming figures and promotes scheme to others

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Katy Islip, 12 November 2014 09:38

Charity World Horse Welfare is celebrating rehoming 250 horses so far this year – a 56% rise from last year when the charity had only rehomed 160.World Horse Welfare, or WHW, is Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity, with centres across the UK.But although the rehoming numbers are positive, hundreds of horses are still in need in the UK, ...

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Grab a Musto bargain at limited-time sample sale in London

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Katy Islip, 06 November 2014 10:58

• Musto holding sample sale in London• Massive savings on product RRPs, including Gore-tex® waterproof outerwear• Taking place in Brick Lane from 11am to 7pm every day until Sunday, 9 November If you live in London or are capital-bound over the next few days, why not swing by a Musto sample sale and pick up a clothing bargain?The performance-wear brand specialises in technologically ...

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Pick up tips from the best as Tim Stockdale gives lecture tonight in aid of World Horse Welfare

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Katy Islip, 05 November 2014 16:34

• Show jumper Tim Stockdale giving lecture demo at World Horse Welfare’s Norfolk rescue and rehoming centre from 7pm tonight• Learn from Tim as he explains his riding and training techniques, and enjoy a tack sale and tombola• Tickets cost £25 on the door, £15 for children, with all proceeds going towards the charity’s work in the UK and worldwide If you’re after a ...

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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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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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Supermarket branch wins award for raising £16,000 for RDA

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Katy Islip, 10 October 2014 11:13

A supermarket branch has won an award for raising an amazing £16,000 for charity Riding for the Disabled (RDA).Staff at Sainsbury’s Watchmoor Park branch, in Surrey, won the charity's Business Partnership National Award, which is sponsored by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA). BETA executive director Claire Williams presented the award during the RDA’s annual Gala Awards at the Hotel ...

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Bronze sculptures commemorating barge horses to be sold at auction

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Katy Islip, 09 October 2014 12:50

A series of equestrian bronzes commemorating the work of barge horses in London are set to go under the hammer next week.The giant sculptures of horses and those working with them were created to decorate Camden Lock market in the 1990s, to commemorate the site’s history as home of the Pickford horse stables and equine hospital, which closed in the ...

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Young event horses shine at championship finals

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Katy Islip, 08 October 2014 10:51

Young equine talent was in the spotlight at the 2014 KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championships last weekend.Held at Osberton International Horse Trials and sponsored by KBIS British Equestrian Insurance, the competition offers championships for four-, five-, six- and seven-year-old event horses.Now in its 11th year, the championships offer the very best of young event horse talent to shine and ...

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