SyncThermology sponsored Equine vet, Lucinda Ticehurst, came second in her first ever mixed race at Oakley Point to Point last week.Read More
The RSPCA is appealing for information after two foals were dumped in a muddy field, just hours from death.Read More
Despite fears she wouldn't survive, Maya made a full recovery thanks to months of intensive veterinary care.Read More
This year will see leaders in modern equine nutrition, Blue Chip Feed, celebrate their 19th consecutive year of sponsorship of the British Showjumping Pony Newcomers Championship.Read More
Bitting company, Neue Schule, has launched a competition to give equestrian enthusiasts the opportunity to win a year’s sponsorship contract.
The competition, which will be based on social media, is open to riders or drivers from all disciplines, at all levels and of all ages, amateur or professional. It will aim to find a winner to receive a selection of Neue Schule products, unlimited access to expert bitting advice, and some great media exposure.
The initial stage of the competition invites equestrians to post a picture of themselves and their horse on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and caption the image in less than 100 words- a chance to really sell themselves!
For the entry to be considered, @NSbits must be tagged and mentioned and the hashtag #NSNextTopJockey used.
“Neue Schule is proud to have a fantastic team of sponsored riders and ambassadors, from Olympic eventers, to grass-roots dressage riders, right through to movie star stunt riders” said Heather Hyde - Company Founder. “The Next Top Jockey competition is a great opportunity for someone who shares our ethos to join our team and get some extra support to help achieve their goals, no matter how big or small those might be.”
A horse that had become trapped in a water-filled ditch had a lucky escape earlier this month.Read More
Join NAF and British Dressage in celebrating all that's great about British Dressage
at this year's Winter Dressage Championships where Britain's best will compete over five days of intense competition and Emile Faurie will lead the event's annual masterclass.
A new, light-hearted microsite has launched allowing users to find out if they're more attached to their pet or their partner. The tool was created after a study found that over half of Britons would rather kick their partner out of the bed than their pets.Read More
As this year’s SEIB Trailblazers Championship series gains momentum competitors set their sights on second round qualification for the prestigious Trailblazers Premier Grassroots Championship Finals at Stoneleigh Park in WarwickshireRead More
The horse was completely alone and there was no sign that anyone was visiting the site to care for her.Read More
The trot up at Badminton has become a great way for people to see what’s hot and what’s not so hot in the world of equestrian style. From the slightly way out and creative looks through to traditional with a twist. This part of the competition has gained a huge following on social media and in person at Badminton in recent years.
Hiho Silver is sponsoring the trot up at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials and will see Hiho’s Andrew Ransford work with Badminton’s team to judge the best dressed male and female rider at the first trot up. “We’re so excited to be working with Badminton Horse Trials and sponsoring the best dressed rider at the trot up,” said Andrew Ransford from Hiho Silver. “Hiho has been coming to Badminton with its tradestand for years, and we love the whole competition," said Andrew Hansford from Hiho Silver. "We love the style of the trot up and wanted to get involved, to celebrate equestrian fashion at its finest. For both male and female riders- who can forget Paul (Tapner) and Ben’s (Hobday) sharp suits from last year?”
Each of the selected ‘best dressed’ riders will win a piece of Hiho Silver jewellery to reward their winning style sense.
"Since the horse inspections have been relocated to the front of the House they have become a great public spectacle and a veritable fashion parade for the riders," says Julian Seaman, Media Director for Badminton Horse Trials, "Hiho Silver's sponsorship of a male and female 'best dressed' is great fun."
Her Royal Highness The Duchess Of Cornwall visited Rowley Mile Racecourse, as part of an official visit to Newmarket. During her visit, she unveiled a specially commissioned statue of King Charles II.
Known as a keen horseman, King Charles II was pivotal to the establishment and evolution of Newmarket as the Home of Horseracing, and this specially commissioned statue was created to mark and honour his contribution to the Sport of Kings. 200 guests, from the local community and racing fraternity were there to watch Her Royal Highness unveiling the King Charles II statue. The ceremony also included two Mounted Dutymen from the Household Cavalry, as well as a fanfare from two trumpeters of the Regiment. Their presence was again to honour King Charles II, who actually founded the Household Cavalry in 1660.
“We are very honoured to have welcomed Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to Newmarket Racecourses for the unveiling of the King Charles II statue in his new, and rather apt, permanent home,” said Amy Starkey, Regional Director, Jockey Club Racecourses East Region. “Newmarket is so lucky to have such a rich history and heritage and it’s fantastic to be able to share and celebrate this with Her Royal Highness on this special occasion.”
Major work to upgrade the show jumping facilities at the Great Yorkshire Showground will be in place for this year's show in July. The project will take two months to complete with a £70,000 investment to improve the collecting ring. Half the ring will feature an Olympic standard all-weather surface thats' being provided by well-known arena surface provider Andrews Bowden. The surface being used was developed for the London 2012 Olympics and is endorsed by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).
Show jumping legend Graham Fletcher is part of the showjumping committee formed by YAS to ensure facilities are world-class and is fully behind the investment. “Any riders coming to the show for the first time this summer will be totally impressed," said Graham. "If the show committee wanted to run an international show it would have all the facilities needed for international classes once the work is carried out.”
Tickets are now on sale for the 159th Great Yorkshire Show 11 to 13 July 2017. Order online at www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk
To recognise the valuable contribution supporters make to the world of endurance a new Supporters category has been launched.
This new initiative encourages non-riders, who are involved in endurance at all levels, to register and become a Supporter. This new category has been created for support crews, officials, volunteers, riders not competing due to injury or other reasons, and parents so they feel part of endurance.
It won't cost you anything to register as a Supporter, and once you've signed up you'll receive an e-version of the Endurance GB magazine and two free affiliated ride entries under the Try Before You Buy scheme.
The Board of Endurance GB hopes that the new Supporter registration will give them a clearer picture of who's involved in the sport of endurance riding. It also recognises that at a competition there are lots of people involved, not just the riders and their horses.
"Launching a new category for Supporters will aid Endurance GB's mission to become a more inclusive society and is a significant step forward in terms of tracking participation;" said John Hudson, Chairman of Endurance GB. "The new category will also enable us to better understand who the volunteers are in our sport and recognise their contribution which makes the sport what it is today."
To find out more visit www.endurancegb.co.uk
Beaufort - a 17.2hh ex-police horse - first arrived at HorseWorld in June 2014, having worked as an Avon & Somerset Police horse.Read More