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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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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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Clydesdales and Dartmoor Ponies prepare to do battle at Exeter Racecourse

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Imogen Johnson, 17 October 2014 12:16

Feathers will be flying and tiny hooves dashing on Devon Day at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday, 23 November with the racing Clydesdales making a return and the racecourse staging the first ever race for ponies from Dartmoor.Pint-sized ponies will come under starters’ orders at 12pm and their teeny tiny hooves will come tearing down the track as they demonstrate their ...

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New book gives profits to the RDA

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Imogen Johnson, 17 October 2014 09:45

A new book, On the Hoof - Pony Girl by Julie Ashby, is giving all its profits to the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). The uplifting story of triumph over adversity, tells the biographical tale of link between horses and humans in rehabilitation.Author Julie had spent a life around horses and was physically active and fit all her life, competing ...

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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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Freak accident leaves everyone speechless!

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Larissa Chapman, 15 October 2014 16:32

West Sussex based yard owner, Jack Beeson-Smith, has attributed his attendance at a recent veterinary first aid workshop to helping him deal with a crisis when one of his horses lost its tongue in a freak accident. The accident happened less than 24 hours after Jack, and colleague Laura, attended an EquineSkills first aid workshop organised by the veterinary group ...

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Tuffa footwear supports show jumper Tim Stockdale

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Allison Lowther, 15 October 2014 15:00

Tuffa Footwear is delighted to announce its support of international showjumper Tim Stockdale and his team, increasing the company’s previous support, as Tuffa will now sponsor the whole of Team Stockdale. “We’ve worked with Tim for a number of years and have always valued his feedback and support of our brand,” says Michelle Girling, Managing Director Tuffa Footwear. “We recently ...

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