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British Riding Clubs Festival of the Hunter proves a success

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Amanda Stevenson, 26 June 2008 11:00

The 2008 Festival of the Hunter sponsored by Kbis Equestrian Insurance enjoyed glorious sunshine this year. The new two-day format, which took place from May 31-June 1, proved a resounding success for the Festival which was held at Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls near Daventry, Northants. The Senior Novice was a busy class on Saturday morning with a win in the individual for Alys ...

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British Riding Clubs Festival of the Hunter proves a success

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Amanda Stevenson, 26 June 2008 11:00

The 2008 Festival of the Hunter sponsored by Kbis Equestrian Insurance enjoyed glorious sunshine this year. The new two-day format, which took place from May 31-June 1, proved a resounding success for the Festival which was held at Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls near Daventry, Northants. The Senior Novice was a busy class on Saturday morning with a win in the individual for Alys ...

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JumpCross to make its tv debut

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Amanda Stevenson, 20 June 2008 16:46

Horse and Country TV (Sky channel 280) will be showing a one-hour programme on JumpCross. The horselovers channel will be filming the competition at Grange Farm, Peterborough, on Saturday 28th June and further details of when the programme is to be shown will be posted on the website JumpCross website shortly (www.jumpcross.com). JumpCross is a challenging new equestrian discipline - a cross-country sport which ...

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Matt Ryan opens the doors to his yard for charity

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Amanda Stevenson, 19 June 2008 16:55

Matt and Marie Ryan are once again hosting an Open Evening at their yard near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. It takes place on Thursday 26th June, in aid of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund and the Society for the Welfare of Horses and Ponies (SWHP). The evening features celebrity guests including Jeanette Brakewell with her fabulous Olympic and World Championship silver ...

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New show jumping classic attracts top riders to Cheshire

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Amanda Stevenson, 29 May 2008 14:45

Some of the biggest names in British showjumping will be competing at the newest event on the equestrian calendar - The Bolesworth Castle Showjumping Classic. The event , from Friday June 6 to Sunday June 8, has attracted a host of national and international champions, experienced Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. Father and son John and Robert Whitaker, who have both ridden for ...

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British Riding Clubs prepare for 2008 Festival of the Hunter

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Amanda Stevenson, 29 May 2008 14:39

The stage is set for the first ever two-day British Riding Clubs Festival of the Hunter - the Championship event for Cross-Country and National Showing Classes for all members of an affiliated Riding Club. This year’s event, generously sponsored by Kbis Equine insurance, will take place on May 31 and June 1 at Washbrook Farm, Aston le Walls, Daventry, Northamptonshire. ...

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Help and advice for TB owners at the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre June clinics

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Amanda Stevenson, 29 May 2008 10:40

The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre's series of clinics continues in June with two at which participants will be allowed to bring their own horses for the first time. The sessions are aimed at providing help and advice to the owners of Thoroughbred horses. They are held at the charity's headquarters near Lancaster, led by trainer and yard director Julie Robinson, and ...

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Theme a fence for Gatcome Horse Trial's Festival of Eventing

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Your Horse, 09 May 2008 12:13

An imaginative young artist is being given the opportunity to see one of their drawings brought to life in front of thousands of spectators by winning the chance to theme a Goodyear fence at one of the sport’s most celebrated occasions. For the second year running, the search is on to find budding designers to dress a cross-country jump, with ...

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Riders rise to the 'Balls and Boobs' Dartmoor Charity Horse Ride

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Your Horse, 09 May 2008 09:54

Five Chagford-based horses and riders will be rising to the 'Balls and Boobs' challenge between June 5-8 in an attempt to complete an 80-mile circuit of Dartmoor in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Devon Air Ambulance. In addition to having fun, the main aim of the ride is to raise as much money as possible to support research ...

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Franklin Levinson ‘Training Thru Trust’ UK Tour Announced

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Your Horse, 09 May 2008 09:49

Franklin Levinson has announced a four-date tour teaching his “Training Thru Trust” principles and techniques. Based in Colorado, USA, Franklin’s training methods are based on developing trust and confidence between horse and human which enables the horse to understand and comply with the riders request without the use of aggression or force. Franklin offers assistance and methods of dealing with a ...

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Risk of new horse diseases prompts special conference

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Your Horse, 08 May 2008 15:23

Two new horse diseases, threatening Britain as a consequence of climate change, have prompted the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and The Horse Trust to set up an Emerging Equine Diseases seminar on Monday, June 23 at Tattersalls, Park Paddocks, Newmarket, Suffolk. The seminar starts at 9.30am, with the focus of the day on African Horse Sickness and West Nile Virus. Tickets ...

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