Wonky Wows for Bert at Al Shaqab CPEDI3*

Posted: 20/03/2019

British-based para-dressage rider, Bert Sheffield, who rides for Canada, and her 10-year-old, home-produced, part-bred Gelderlander mare, Fairuza (known affectionately as ‘Wonky’ at home), pulled out all the stops at the recent CPEDI3* invitational competition at Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar, to win the Grade III Freestyle on the final day with... Read More

Fleck Event Bat available from Zebra Products

Posted: 20/03/2019

The Event Bat from Fleck is a classic, attractive bat handmade by experts to the highest standards from the finest materials. It is designed with a fibreglass core, long soft cushion flap and strong competition grip handle offering efficient support for jumping. Available in the colour Black, the bat is 24” (60cm). The Event... Read More

New Cavallo Ciora Pro Grip C Mix Breeches

Posted: 20/03/2019

The Ciora Pro Grip C Mix Breeches featured in the new Cavallo 2019 Competition Line are a must have item to your competing wardrobe. Featuring a Swarovski stone fastening for a subtle hint of glamour, the breeches have two front slit pockets, piping at the back and contrast GRIP trimming. The breeches... Read More

New Men’s Covalliero Lio Gilet

Posted: 20/03/2019

The new men’s Covalliero Lio Gilet is a must-have for layering up this season. Perfect for riding, the gilet has a two-way zipper and features two zipped pockets for keeping belongings safe and secure when on the yard or out riding. With its liberal sprinkling of additional details, such as the... Read More

Veredus E-vento for Maximum Protection

Posted: 20/03/2019

The Veredus E-Vento Boots combine maximum protection with comfort to produce a hard wearing protective cross country boots. They offer a combination of microperforated neoprene AEROX and 3D mesh ducted fabric for great ventilation to help keep legs cool. Robust polyurethane foam pads help to reduce shock felt upon impact. The boots are... Read More

Bucas Buzz-Off Zebra Range

Posted: 20/03/2019

The Bucas Buzz-Off Zebra range of fly and insect protection products with zebra print are made from a specially developed lightweight fine mesh fabric that blocks even the smallest of insects. Research has discovered that flies hate the Zebra stripes as they find them confusing and so steer clear of them, which... Read More

Experience World Class Hospitality at Bolesworth!

Posted: 20/03/2019

The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is taking place from June 12 to 16, 2019 and offers luxury hospitality experiences in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Chester. For 2019, the stage is set for an unforgettable year of equestrian action featuring the best riders from around the world.... Read More

Alltech-Hartpury Conference Invites Presentations from Students

Posted: 20/03/2019

The Alltech-Hartpury Student Conference returns to University Centre Hartpury, Gloucester, for a ninth year running on May 8. Aimed at higher education students, the conference provides an opportunity to experience a scientific conference from writing and submitting an abstract, going through the review and revisions process to delivering a theatre presentation to... Read More

Pasture Management for the Long Term with SureGrow

Posted: 20/03/2019

Perfect paddocks aren’t just created over night, they take time, preparation and care. With regular maintenance you can transform your field to stay at its best. Here the team Suregrow Fertiliser provide advice. Horses can spend up to 16 hours a day grazing so it is important for our horse’s health... Read More

Showjumper Paul Gaff hits the International Showjumping circuit

Posted: 20/03/2019

With horses ranging from young, inexperienced 5year olds to Grand Prix Show Jumpers filling Haygain Ambassador Paul Gaff’s Buckinghamshire yard, it isn’t surprising that his focus is on the health and performance of his string. “My personal goal for this Spring is to compete in my first International Show Jumping show in... Read More


Posted: 19/03/2019

Defending Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Champion, Jonelle Price from New Zealand and 3 of the 4 British team gold medal winners from the 2018 World Equestrian Games head the entries for the 2019 Badminton Horse Trials, which takes place on 1st – 5th May. Jonelle’s Burghley winning husband Tim is also among... Read More

Capel Manor College Student Leads Conga for Comic Relief

Posted: 18/03/2019

A motivated student from Capel Manor College, Louis Golfier, was inspired to raise money for a charitable cause after hearing about the community benefits of a local food bank funded with help from Comic Relief. Louis studies animal care at the College’s Enfield campus, he is a high needs learner with autism... Read More

What causes an abscess? Q & A with Robinson Animal Healthcare

Posted: 15/03/2019

Q. My horse recently developed a hoof abscess; the lamenesscame on suddenly, with no warning. What causes an abscess to develop and are some horses more susceptible than other? A. Lameness that comes on suddenly is more often than not caused by an abscess and most horses will suffer from this condition... Read More

Sugars in spring grass

Posted: 14/03/2019

Winter sees most domesticated horses in the Northern Hemisphere being fed dried forage for months on end to make up for the poor (or, in some cases, non-existent grass) in their field during the cold, dark months. But, once the weather starts to warm up and the days lengthen, grass growth... Read More

The stirrup bar in relation to rider balance

Posted: 07/03/2019

Very rarely do trainers or saddle fitters consider the position of the stirrup bar in relation to a rider’s balance. The rider’s leg geometry and the way their leg is articulated from the hip, as well as their riding discipline, determine the best position. No amount of shouting at a... Read More

Do I need to stud up?

Posted: 07/03/2019

It’s that time of year when we’re hopefully dusting off the show kit and planning for a sunny and successful season – whether it’s a gentle hack down the lane, our first pony club/riding club outing, preparation for top level competition or something in-between… At some point, the age-old question – do... Read More

Running Free natural stone pet memorials remembering our friends

Posted: 07/03/2019

Our horses and ponies are a huge part of our lives and so leave a massive hole when they go. They are all unique and have their own personalities and can never be replaced. Having a memorial stone for your horse can help, especially when placed in an area where your... Read More

Together we can “Stamp Out Strangles”!

Posted: 07/03/2019

With multiple outbreaks of Equine Influenza (flu) hitting the headlines in recent weeks, more and more people are talking about the importance of good biosecurity. Equine flu is just one of several highly infectious diseases that can affect horses, causing not just misery for your own four-legged friend but for the wider... Read More

Designing your yard with safety in mind

Posted: 07/03/2019

With our horses often being an extension of our own families, their safety will be a consideration close to the heart of any owner. We offer our equines the highest levels of veterinary care, nutritional support and even alternative therapies to aid their performance, but are you offering a safe... Read More

Guide to Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome – Dr David Marlin

Posted: 07/03/2019

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) The preferred term currently is Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (a syndrome is a group of symptoms which consistently occur together, or a condition characterised by a set of associated symptoms as distinct from a disease which is characterised by specific symptoms). EGUS comprises two diseases –... Read More

Featured Property March 2019

Posted: 07/03/2019

A valuable equestrian centre and farm set in about 76 acres of land in a strategic location, together with an excellent four bedroom Victorian semi detached family house Stratford upon Avon 5 miles – Warwick & Warwick Parkway Station 13 miles – Leamington Spa 16 miles – M40 (J15) 11 miles... Read More

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