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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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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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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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Understand what your horse is thinking at Your Horse Live

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Nicola Young, 15 October 2014 11:51

Equine therapist Larry Bensusan will be in the Equine Learning Zone at Your Horse Live this year where he'll be helping you understand what your horse is thinking. During his 20 years working with horses, the most common complaint he was faced with was, "I wish I knew what my horse was thinking!" This led Larry to conduct scientific research ...

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Luma the lion to star at Your Horse Live

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Allison Lowther, 15 October 2014 11:43

This year's Your Horse Live is fast approaching and there's going to be  something a little different appearing in the Main Arena with Luma the lion taking centre stage! Luma the Lion, an eight-year-old Shetland pony, imaginatively disguised as a lion, is set to dazzle and delight visitors with his unique act at this year’s two-day equestrian extravaganza. Having become a big star ...

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Treat your horse to Dr D's tasty treats

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Allison Lowther, 15 October 2014 11:11

Dr D’s tasty treats are offering a perfect treat filled cracker for your horse this Christmas. The festive pack contains two tubes of the natural horse biscuits, which have been carefully developed with the Dr D’s promise in mind. These treats contain no cereal grains, no added sugar, no GMO, no artificial anything just simply packed with 100% natural ingredients, ...

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