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Miniature pony and donkey set out on 100 mile trek

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Becky Statham, 08 August 2014 16:28

A pony and donkey are setting off on a 100 mile trek to raise money for the RSPCA’s Felledge Equine Centre. Scotch, a miniature Shetland pony and Barley the donkey will take their owners, Tiggy Bays-Griffiths and Chelsey Bailey, on the first sponsored trek of its kind around East Anglia. The seven day challenge begins today in Needham Market and ...

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Miniature pony and donkey set out on 100 mile trek

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Becky Statham, 08 August 2014 16:28

A pony and donkey are setting off on a 100 mile trek to raise money for the RSPCA’s Felledge Equine Centre. Scotch, a miniature Shetland pony and Barley the donkey will take their owners, Tiggy Bays-Griffiths and Chelsey Bailey, on the first sponsored trek of its kind around East Anglia. The seven day challenge begins today in Needham Market and ...

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RSPCA rescue pony strikes gold

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Becky Statham, 29 April 2014 17:03

Charlotte Dujardin has given one very lucky rescue pony the chance to join her and her prize winning horses in Gloucestershire. Charlotte fell in love with the scrawny black foal, who she nicknamed Santa, when he arrived at the RSPCA shortly before Christmas last year. Santa was so tiny he was wearing a dog coat to keep him warm, so ...

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Northumbria Police seeking information on recovered horse box

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Katy Islip, 23 September 2013 09:56

Police are appealing for help in tracing the owners of a horse box they believe may have been stolen.Northumbria Police want to trace the owners of a silver Ifor Williams trailer, originally manufactured in 2005, which was recovered along with other suspected stolen property at an address in Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, on 24 August.Despite enquiries, police have been so ...

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Comfort under the saddle

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Allison Lowther, 07 August 2013 15:38

If you’re on the hunt for a sheepskin half pad, which combines a natural approach to materials and a technical attitude to design the Fleeceworks FXK Dressage Sheepskin Half Pad exclusively from retailer Shadow Horse could fit the bill! Styled in the finest Australian merino sheepskin, which is super dense and soft, but also more robust than lambskin and more ...

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Protect against strangles

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Katie Frearson, 13 June 2013 11:00

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has launched a new UK-wide health scheme - The Premium Assured Strangles Scheme (PASS) - to address the threat of strangles in horses. The new scheme is designed to protect horses and prevent the disease throughout the UK, helping owners recognise symptoms and gain the correct help and treatment. In a typical case, a livery yard ...

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Our Win a Horsebox competition is back!

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Nicola Young, 06 June 2013 12:17

This Equi-Trek Sonic Excel Horsebox is worth a cool £30,950 – and it could be yours if you enter our fantastic competition! The Sonic is compact and easy to drive and carries two horses in total luxury. It has the added benefit of a tack/changing/sitting area, with two saddle racks, two bridle racks and two coat hooks so you can carry ...

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Make your horse famous!

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Becky Statham, 24 April 2013 10:51

Kerrang Radio is set to launch a brand new show called ‘Rocking Horse’ and they’re looking for a special horse to host it – could it be yours? The new music show will be a follow up of their current show ‘Rockdog’. The Rockdog host, a black Labrador, joined the station in March to present a weekly rock show every ...

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Thanks to those helping Roleystone Sanctuary

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Lianne Kiernan, 05 April 2013 14:15

I volunteer for a horse sanctuary in Bradford - Roleystone. I would like to thank every body who has helped out over these testing months with all the snow. They have done an outstanding job. They continue to battle on despite the bad weather and struggle finacially. The sanctuary realy need your help to carry on caring for the horses ...

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Study proves benefits of maggots in healing wounds

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Katy Islip, 19 March 2013 11:03

Maggots have been shown to help heal wounds in horses, after a study analysed more than 40 horses treated with them.The research saw 41 horses have freshly-emerged, germ-free larvae of the common green bottle fly applied to a range of wounds including foot injuries, leg wounds and soft tissue abscesses.It was found the use of the maggots proved beneficial in ...

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Chukka's Away in Soho

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Larissa Chapman, 19 March 2013 09:38

Summer is just around the corner and to celebrate the arrival of the longer, lighter evenings, Archer Street will be transforming their downstairs bar into a polo-inspired lounge; Chukka.Guests will walk straight into the pages of a Jilly Cooper novel as they enter the chic equestrian haven, coinciding with the start of the polo season. Quirky design features will include ...

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