Shearwater Young Horse Finals 2018

Posted: 26/09/2018

The Shearwater Young Horse Finals took place over the last weekend of September at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships. As always the popular classes drew big audiences to watch the top ten four, five and six year olds from around the country come forward to be judged by Ulf Möller, Maria... Read More

Serving up 70 Years of Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 26/09/2018

In recognition of the Platinum Jubilee year, a Horse of the Year Show commemorative plate has been designed to celebrate what has made Horse of the Year Show the equestrian spectacle that it is today. It is a tribute to everyone who has supported the show over the years and continues... Read More

A spectacular Sunday Gala Evening Finale in store

Posted: 24/09/2018

This year’s finale is the ultimate celebration of the power of the equestrian community when we all stand together in unity. It has been produced and choreographed especially for Horse of the Year Show’s 70th Anniversary celebration and will be the first time the ensemble will have performed on stage together. photo:... Read More

Preparing for Your Vet to Visit

Posted: 24/09/2018

All horses are seen by the vet at some point, be it an emergency situation or annually for a check-up and a booster vaccination. Being prepared for the vet’s arrival will make the experience a lot easier for everyone involved, including your horse. The vet’s time is valuable but this is also... Read More

HorseHage – The Professional Choice for Every Horse and Pony

Posted: 20/09/2018

HorseHage dust-free bagged forage is a tried and trusted product that has been around for over 40 years. During this time it has been awarded a Royal Warrant and its stable of products has grown from the original Ryegrass HorseHage to four varieties in total, allowing all types of horses and... Read More

Carl Takes Team Bronze at WEG

Posted: 19/09/2018

Suregrow sponsored rider Carl Hester took team Bronze at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina, USA. The British dressage team consisting of Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Emile Faurie and Spencer Wilton, put in a great performance to take the prestigious medal. Carl competed on Lady Anne Evans, Ann Cory and his own... Read More

Keeping Mud Fever at bay for over a decade

Posted: 19/09/2018

With winter fast approaching, wet, cold weather, long, dark nights and mud above your ankles are just around the corner. And unfortunately, where there’s mud, there’s often mud fever. When it comes to tackling mud fever, you need to know that the mode of attack you use works. So, it will... Read More

Annabel Shields’s amazing HOYS qualification haul

Posted: 07/09/2018

Durham-based showjumper, Annabel Shields has shown brilliant form on the national showjumping circuit this year, becoming the only showjumper to gain eight Horse of the Year Show qualifications for 2018. Annabel will join the party at Horse of the Year Show to celebrate its 70th Anniversary as it returns to the... Read More

High Cross Equestrian Centre Gains Accessibility Mark

Posted: 07/09/2018

A Leicestershire equestrian centre has secured an accreditation to a national scheme to encourage more disabled people to take up horse riding. Thanks to its Accessibility Mark accreditation, High Cross Equestrian Centre, which can be found in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, hopes to accommodate more disabled participants after successfully... Read More

Choose Mollichaff For Additional High Quality Digestible Fibre!

Posted: 07/09/2018

Following a long and hot summer, crops of forage have been excellent quality this harvest but the extremely dry weather means that a lower volume has been produced in the second cuts due to the lack of grass growth. This also meant we saw horses and ponies as well as other... Read More

Haygain provide 22 steamers for use by 1,500 horses at WEG

Posted: 07/09/2018

The battle for medals at the FEI World Equestrian Games has never been so hot. After a Summer of spectacular competition and with an interesting British team, our riders have landed and are ready to tackle the title. A total of 1,500 horses are set to compete over the next 2... Read More

Caring for the geriatric horse with Haygain

Posted: 06/09/2018

Whether you own a horse simply for pleasure, for competing with as an amateur or as a professional rider where the horse represents a key element of your business, they will all, at some point, feel the effects of old age. A geriatric horse is defined as a horse over the... Read More

Online safeguarding training for Equestrians

Posted: 06/09/2018

The British Equestrian Federation places high priority on safeguarding and expects all staff and volunteers providing riding or horse management opportunities to have an up-to-date safeguarding training certificate. Please click here to watch Ashlee Byrne, Safeguarding Officer for the British Equestrian Federation, discussing equestrian safeguarding training with the Child... Read More

Protective boots for horses – The Pros and Cons!

Posted: 06/09/2018

The most common piece of protective equipment that riders use on their horses is some form of protection for the lower legs. Orthopaedic problems are one of the most common reasons for a vet being called to examine or treat a horse and this does not really differ between disciplines or... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property September 2018

Posted: 05/09/2018

A smart modern equestrian property positioned on the southern fringe of a popular Lincolnshire Wolds village and comprising a substantial individual detached house with interal ground floor annexe. The property offers excellent equestrian facilities. Positioned to the rear of the house is the detached Double Garage and beyond and adjacent to the... Read More

The Equestrian Index Shortlisted for National Award

Posted: 05/09/2018

The Equestrian Index has been shortlisted in the Midlands Best Rural Creative or Media Based Business category of the Rural Business Awards 2018/19! The event, which is held annually to celebrate the rural economy and the people who create such a vibrant community, will this year see regional finals in October followed... Read More

Spice Up Your Autumn With A New Horseback Adventure!

Posted: 05/09/2018

If you stayed home to enjoy one of the hottest UK summers on record, why not spice up your autumn with a new horseback adventure from Ranch Rider. The tour operator is launching two exciting western stays, the Arizona Ranch & Round-up giving greenhorns a taster of the cowboy lifestyle, and... Read More

Hartpury experts research into whip use by horse riders

Posted: 06/09/2018

New research at University Centre Hartpury is raising important questions about the use of the whip in equine sports. Hartpury’s Dr Jane Williams (Head of Department for Animal and Agriculture) and Linda Greening (Head of Inclusivity) are working alongside Dr David Marlin and Dr Hayley Randle to investigate whether riders are employing... Read More


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