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Pilgrimage to Rome is trip of a lifetime for Ann

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Katy Islip, 19 September 2014 09:59

A horse lover is undertaking the trip of a lifetime by making a pilgrimage to Rome with her horses for charity.Ann Bishop, from Essex, left the UK on 1 September to drive her ponies Pebbles, Samson, and Jack Sparrow all the way to Italy.The group, supported by Ann’s family and friends, is following a route known as the Via Francigena ...

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Pilgrimage to Rome is trip of a lifetime for Ann

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Katy Islip, 19 September 2014 09:59

A horse lover is undertaking the trip of a lifetime by making a pilgrimage to Rome with her horses for charity.Ann Bishop, from Essex, left the UK on 1 September to drive her ponies Pebbles, Samson, and Jack Sparrow all the way to Italy.The group, supported by Ann’s family and friends, is following a route known as the Via Francigena ...

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The air jacket debate - what YH readers said

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Katy Islip, 25 November 2013 09:00

Although no-one would argue that working to make the high-risk sport of eventing safer is a bad idea, the question of whether air jackets should be made compulsory for competitions remains a divisive one.  British Eventing (BE) has said it won’t consider a rule change without testing and approval by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA), which sets the industry standard ...

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An evening with Monty Roberts and Kelly Marks

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Katy Islip, 08 October 2013 16:07

YH writer Katy Islip enjoys seeing Monty Roberts in action on his latest UK tour with Kelly Marks.Nowadays, most people have heard of natural horsemanship, and approaching equine training and management from the horse’s point of view is an increasingly accepted and successful method for riders and owners across all the disciplines. But back in 1989, when an American called ...

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Riders celebrate after eventing championship success

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Katy Islip, 02 October 2013 12:49

Three riders are celebrating after they triumphed at the British Eventing BE80(T) British Riding Club Championships.Held at Brooksby Melton College Horse Trials, the EquestrianClearance.com BE80(T) Championships saw more than 90 riders from all over the UK enter three sections.Section A was won by Suffolk-based Julia Woods and her seven-year-old Connemara St Flannans Aodhan, Section B by Devon’s Natasha Dayment and ...

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Classical equitation meets science at four-day event

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Katy Islip, 18 July 2013 17:23

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to a seminar exploring why classical equitation is also a science?Taking place at The Dovecote Stables in Churchill, Oxfordshire, from Saturday 20 to Tuesday 23 July, the event will feature discussions, seminars and demonstrations from world-leading professionals Dr Gerd Heuschmann and Charles de Knuffy.On Saturday and Sunday, the pair ...

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Egypt's horses suffering as political crisis continues

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Katy Islip, 11 July 2013 10:56

Carriage horses working around the Giza Pyramids are on the brink of starvation as holidaymakers stay away from Egypt, charity SPANA has warned. Tourism, which has been slow since the 2011 revolution, is now close to collapse amid the escalating crisis.  This has left many of Cairo’s carriage drivers unable to afford to feed their horses, which are usually used ...

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Tea parties help animals in need

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Katy Islip, 05 June 2013 14:35

Animal lovers across the UK have been raising money for the Blue Cross by holding tea parties, with the cash raised going to support creatures of all shapes and sizes, including gorgeous foal Tambo and his mum Dolly.The pair are being cared for by the team at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, where the charity has horses, dogs, ...

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How a cartoon fox launched his own online shop

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Katy Islip, 29 May 2013 17:12

From small acorns grow mighty oaks, but you’ve probably not heard the one about the online business that grew from the antics of a cartoon fox!The brainchild of illustrator Patrick Latham, Charles James Fox began life in 2010 as a marketing tool for Baily’s Hunting Directory. A dapper fox with an artistic side, he helped promote awareness of the online ...

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Ride Yorkshire with a series of fun rides in God's own country

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Katy Islip, 24 May 2013 17:07

If you live in God’s own country (or Yorkshire as it’s otherwise known!) or fancy a trip to White Rose country, why not join the Ride Yorkshire group for one of its fun rides this summer?The first one takes place in the Southern Dales National Park, on Sunday, 16 June, and will offer 11 and 7-mile route options, starting from Clapham ...

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International stars head to Houghton International for bank holiday action

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Katy Islip, 16 May 2013 13:08

Some of the biggest stars in the eventing firmament are preparing to head to Houghton International horse trials.Riders including past Olympians such as including William Fox-Pitt, Zara Phillips, Andrew Hoy, Sir Mark Todd and Blyth Tait will all be saddling up at the event, with affiliated entries up on last year.Houghton will also be hosting the British leg of the ...

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