Core Stable Rug from Yaris Equestrian

Posted: 10/09/2020

If you are looking for a stable rug that fits well, keeps your horse warm and cosy and is made from high quality material, then the Core Stable Rug from Yaris Equestrian ticks all the boxes. Designed for comfort and durability, the Core Stable Rug is made from 1000 Denier Nylon... Read More

New Power Pads – The Only Saddle Pad You Will Ever Need

Posted: 10/09/2020

New Power Pads offer superior protection for horses of all disciplines and lifestyles, including racehorses. The traditional style of Power Pads mean they are fully reversible and can be used any way round without the need for girth straps, providing a completely fuss free saddle pad. Manufactured in the UK by Yaris... Read More

Five-Year-Old Championship Moves to Oasby (2)

Posted: 10/09/2020

In a change to the scheduled location, the 2020 British Eventing Five-Year-Old Championship will now take place at Oasby (2) Horse Trials (24-25 October 2020). The class, run at BE100 level, is part of the British Eventing National Championships which also encompasses championship classes for six- and seven-year-olds. Due to COVID-19... Read More

Grub’s Boots Launch Ultra-Lightweight Tideline™

Posted: 08/09/2020

Innovative footwear label, Grub’s Boots has launched the new Tideline™ an ultra-lightweight ladies boot whether out walking in the woods or simply wanting to keep your feet warm and dry out in the park. The shorter length of the Tideline™ makes them super easy to pull on whatever the occasion, from rushing... Read More

Reining in a Variety of Choices!

Posted: 03/09/2020

Here the team at The Society of Master Saddlers look at the different types of reins on the market and what is available today. We all have our favourites! Some riders prefer full rubber reins, others half rubber, some plaited and in the showing world it has to be leather! Whatever your preferred choice,... Read More

Horse & Country and US Equestrian announce Partnership

Posted: 03/09/2020

Horse & Country (H&C), the leading international equestrian sports network, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian), the national governing body for equestrian sport in the US. The two organisations have agreed a multi-faceted marketing and cross-promotional alliance and will also work together... Read More

Horse & Country launches “Get my Clip” feature

Posted: 20/08/2020

Horse & Country, the leading international equestrian sports network, is pleased to announce the launch of a new feature to enable riders and owners to purchase a clip of their competition round. Launched to coincide with the NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships, currently underway at Hartpury College, the new feature allows... Read More

Cracking Win for Judy at Dressage Championships

Posted: 20/08/2020

Judy Harvey and her bright prospect SP Bento came out on top in the Equi-Trek Elementary Gold with a cracking score of 72.24% at the NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships at Hartpury. The talented, Brightwells Sales graduate showed super balance, temperament and scope and Judy is... Read More

FastAid Hand and Surface Disinfectant Sachet Wipes

Posted: 19/08/2020

Hot on the heels of their FastAid Hand Disinfectant Spray, Robinson Healthcare has launched another great product to join the FastAid family. FastAid Disinfectant Wipes come in hygienic single use packaging and complete the range of products from Robinson Healthcare that helps to keep hands and surfaces contamination free. Containing 70% Isopropyl Alcohol,... Read More

Joint Winners Secure Equi-Trek Elementary Silver Title

Posted: 19/08/2020

Joint Winners Secure Equi-Trek Elementary Silver Title at NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships It was a battle royal for two riders for the Equi-Trek Elementary Silver title at the prestigious NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships but after two polished tests, there was nothing to separate Chelsea Tolhurst from Kent and... Read More

A light hearted look at finding equestrian Property!

Posted: 19/08/2020

We all love gazing longingly at our dream homes with rows of beautiful stables, acres of rolling green pastures dotted with shiny horses grazing in the sunshine… but there is a lot to consider when purchasing an equestrian property so we have put together some key areas that you should consider... Read More

Want to be a Part of this Autumn’s Osberton Horse Trials?

Posted: 18/08/2020

Want to be a Part of this Autumn’s Osberton International Horse Trials? Why not end the 2020 eventing season on a high by supporting this autumn’s premier three-day-event, Osberton International Horse Trials? In a year when getting brands and products in front of event riders and supporters has proven somewhat frustrating, sponsorship at... Read More

H&C live stream from British Show Horse Association Gala

Posted: 18/08/2020

Horse & Country Live Stream from the British Show Horse Association Autumn Showing Gala Live stream showing coverage on Horse & Country goes from strength to strength with more planned at the British Show Horse Association Autumn Showing Gala. Held at Arena UK, September 12 and 13 the event is set to attract... Read More

Research on Equine-Assisted Therapy for children

Posted: 18/08/2020

Research reinforces benefits of equine-assisted therapy for children A Hartpury University postgraduate research project carried out jointly with Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship (STH) has underlined the benefits of equine-assisted therapy and learning for children and young adults. MSc Equine Science student Cherith Wilson collaborated on the new study with Devon-based... Read More

Live streams on H&C+ from three major events

Posted: 18/08/2020

A treat for eventing fans with live streams on H&C+ from three major events There’s a real treat in store for eventing fans over the coming weeks as the sporting calendar comes back to life after lockdown. Horse & Country’s streaming service, H&C+, will have exclusive live coverage from three... Read More

Equi-Trek Sponsor Leading Showjumper William Whitaker

Posted: 17/08/2020

Equi-Trek, the largest producers of horseboxes and trailers in the UK is delighted to welcome leading, international showjumper, William Whitaker to their team of sponsored riders. William grew up as part of the famous Whitaker showjumping dynasty and joins uncle as a fellow Equi-Trek ambassador. Known throughout the world for his stylish riding... Read More

All Systems Go for Osberton International Horse Trials

Posted: 14/08/2020

All Systems Go for Osberton International Horse Trials THIS year’s Osberton International Horse Trials may be taking place at Thoresby Park this year but it’s all systems go for a packed timetable of top class competition. Run by the team at BEDE Events, Osberton International Horse Trials – October 8 to 11... Read More

BETA launches hat fitter award

Posted: 13/08/2020

A new equestrian industry accolade, the BETA Roy Burek Hat Fitter of the Year Award, has been launched by the British Equestrian Trade Association. It is designed to celebrate excellence in riding hat fitting and recognise the skills and knowledge of trained individuals who go above and beyond to ensure that... Read More

TestPro British Eventing training app

Posted: 13/08/2020

TestPro British Eventing helps eventers learn their BE dressage tests! Now that eventing is finally back on in the UK, event riders up and down the county are once again spending their valuable time learning dressage tests ready for their big day! For those who dread learning tests or any... Read More

Ride and Relax with the Equi-Trek Equinox

Posted: 12/08/2020

The Equinox from Equi-Trek offers flexibility for horse owners looking for a small horsebox with compact overnight accommodation. One of the major benefits of the Equinox is the separate living area that comfortably sleeps two people, with the seating converting into bunk beds. In the kitchen area there is a combination gas... Read More

Don Pasco Dances to the Tune

Posted: 11/08/2020

Don Pasco Dances to the Tune Keen to keep her dressage horse Don Pasco in competition shape, owner Joanna McIntosh Sim was looking for a feed to keep his waistline in check. Having fed products from the TopSpec range for more than 13 years, Joanna was keen to find out more about the... Read More

Competing from home couldn't be easier!

Posted: 11/08/2020

EquiMind has been hosting online equestrian shows for a number of years, and they proudly promote horse welfare and international competitions across a wide variety of equestrian disciplines. But how did Silke Ceruti decide Equimind was her thing? Here is what Silke had to say… Never stop dreaming of that moment someone... Read More

PhD student Fiona supports NHS during Covid-19 pandemic

Posted: 10/08/2020

Postgraduate researcher Fiona Bloom has performed a key specialist role as a volunteer supporting the NHS seven days a week during the Covid-19 pandemic. Fiona, who is studying a PhD at Hartpury University in lameness in endurance horses to promote welfare, longevity and competitive success, was formerly employed as a specialist respiratory... Read More

PS of Sweden's Anatomical Bridles - Why they work so well

Posted: 10/08/2020

Here at Imperial Equestrian, we stock PS of Sweden range of horse bridles which their unique anatomical features give optimal performance and comfort. let us explain why so many horses start to relax, lower their neck, accept the bit and relax their jaw in them. The headpieces have rounded shaping around... Read More

A flexible security system to keep an eye on your valuables!

Posted: 10/08/2020

In 2019, crime in rural areas hit 7-year high costing UK insurers approximately £50 million caused by theft and damages in rural areas. Often targeted due to the remote property locations and the value of the equipment & animals with limited security in place. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwbX8Q8o20Q Over the past 10-15 years the... Read More

5* International event rider converts to Miscanthus bedding

Posted: 10/08/2020

Hector Payne, 5* international event rider, has converted his own private competition yard over to Miscanthus to reduce dust in the stables, yet the bedding has brought about more unexpected benefits to his operations. Hector Payne, 5* international event rider, has converted his own private competition yard over to Miscanthus to... Read More

Have you considered offering Equine Apprenticeships?

Posted: 10/08/2020

On Wednesday 8th July 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that from August 2020 to January 2021, any employer that hires a new apprentice aged between 16-24 years will receive a payment of £2,000. In addition, employers looking to hire new apprentices aged 25 years and over, will receive £1,500. This will... Read More

finding a saddle that truly fits the horse... and the rider!

Posted: 10/08/2020

One of the most common problems encountered in saddle fitting is finding a saddle that truly fits the horse, allowing comfort and optimal performance, without compromising the rider’s position. WOW saddles are unique in their modular construction; one of the many benefits is the ability to accurately fit both horse and... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property August 2020

Posted: 10/08/2020

EQUESTRIAN CENTRE FOR SALE! New to market is a fully equipped riding school in the Warwickshire countryside. Radway Riding School comes with some truly fabulous facilities and a beautiful home too! In Brief: 81.33 Acres - turnout paddocks & hay fields 2 x American Barns totalling 43 boxes 21 additional... Read More

Championship showing action live on Horse & Country

Posted: 07/08/2020

There’s a treat for showing fans coming up on Horse & Country in August and September with three events to be streamed live from leading venue, Arena UK. First off is the UK National Championships on August 15th and 16th. This new event will see the country’s leading producers and riders... Read More

Falsterbo Horse Show Live on Horse & Country

Posted: 07/08/2020

Watch Fantastic Coverage of Falsterbo Horse Show Live on Horse & Country Showjumping enthusiasts can catch exclusive action from the Longines Falsterbo Horse Show, live on Horse & Country. Falsterbo Horse Show is the largest equestrian and outdoor event in Sweden and provides an opportunity for Swedish horses and riders to compete at... Read More

RiderCise - targeted fitness programs to get horse riders fit

Posted: 05/08/2020

RiderCise - targeted fitness programs to get horse riders fit for the saddle and make their horse happier RiderCise offers online rider-specific exercise programmes devised by Clare Gangadeen, a personal trainer, soft-tissue therapist and avid equestrian. Clare is passionate about the role of riding-specific conditioning, such as balance, mobility and core strength,... Read More

Young Dressage Riders Join European Horse Supplement brand

Posted: 04/08/2020

Synovium Horse Health are delighted to announce their sponsorship of two exciting young British dressage riders, Chloe Vell and Jade Ellery. Synovium Horse Health is a leading Dutch brand of veterinary horse supplements established in 2006 by a team of vets, Vetmax BV, with Clean Sport at the forefront... Read More

FastAid 70% IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) Hand Disinfectant

Posted: 04/08/2020

FastAid 70% IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) Hand Disinfectant from Robinson Healthcare is ideal for keeping your hands sanitised at the yard and when away from home at events. Produced in the UK at Robinson Healthcare’s manufacturing facility in Worksop, FastAid Hand Disinfectant kills many enveloped viruses, bacteria and other dangerous organisms quickly whilst... Read More

TopChop Goodness

Posted: 03/08/2020

TopChop Alfalfa is a natural product made from top quality British alfalfa, with a light dressing of linseed oil and real mint. TopChop Alfalfa contains no added molasses or any other sugar coating. It is ideal for working horses, broodmares and youngstock. TopChop Sport is a very palatable natural product made from... Read More

Summer Offer - TopSpec Lite Feed Balancer – 25% OFF!

Posted: 01/08/2020

Is your horse or pony a good-doer or prone to carrying too much weight? TopSpec Lite Feed Balancer is ideal for horses that are overweight when fed as part of a calorie-controlled diet. It is available from participating retailers throughout August, and whilst promotional stocks last – with 25% OFF providing a fantastic... Read More

Horse & Country and EQUUS announce wide-ranging partnership

Posted: 30/07/2020

Online equestrian retailer Equus England (EQUUS) and international equestrian sports network Horse & Country (H&C) are pleased to announce a major new promotional and marketing partnership. The two companies have agreed an extensive alliance based around a programme of promotional offers and incentives, backed by intensive content marketing across each other’s... Read More

Rescheduled British Dressage Winter Championships live on H&C TV

Posted: 30/07/2020

Horse & Country to live stream all seven days of the rescheduled British Dressage Winter Championships After a four-month delay due to lockdown, the NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships will go ahead between 17th and 23rd August at Hartpury College. Whilst the event may be taking place behind closed doors, due... Read More

Finding the Right Horse

Posted: 28/07/2020

Buying a horse is a big commitment and whether you are an experienced rider looking for your next budding superstar or are new to horse ownership and are looking to buy your first horse, finding the right horse for you can be difficult. Getting it wrong can be both costly and emotionally... Read More

Getting Back on The Road

Posted: 28/07/2020

Following what feels like an eternity horse owners can finally venture back out to competitions, training events or even just a leisure ride in a different location. Restrictions came into force just as we were coming out of winter, meaning horseboxes and trailers could have been stood idle for many months. Before... Read More

Osberton Moves to Thoresby for One Year Only

Posted: 27/07/2020

Due to unprecedented circumstances the prestigious autumn event, Osberton International Horse Trials – October 8 to 11 - will take place at Thoresby Park just six miles down the road. Thoresby Estate is home to The Eventing Spring Carnival, which was due to be held for the first time in March... Read More

Empowered Equestrian™ Coach Training

Posted: 23/07/2020

Empowered Equestrian™ Coach Training now available with distance learning Dr Tracey Cole, the UK’s leading equestrian-focused NLP, Time Line Therapy® and hypnotherapy coach, is pleased to announce that her highly-popular Empowered Equestrian™ Coach Training is now available as a distance learning course. Launched earlier this year, this unique programme aims to equip... Read More

Help prevent digestive disorders and the dreaded C word…Colic

Posted: 22/07/2020

Gastrointestinal health in horses is a hot topic with owners today and at Haygain we encourage you to proactively maintain the optimal gastrointestinal health of your horse by feeding them Haygain steamed hay. Colic is a general term referring to abdominal pain, which could have a variety of causes and is a... Read More

New partnership will drive research and promote equine education

Posted: 20/07/2020

Hartpury has announced a new partnership with three organisations – the Society of Master Saddlers, the Worshipful Company of Loriners and the Worshipful Company of Saddlers – to carry out industry-driven research and promote equine education. Photo: Helen Reader of Society of Master Saddlers With horse welfare at the heart of all... Read More

TopSpec Comprehensive Feed Balancer Now Available in 15kg Size

Posted: 17/07/2020

TopSpec Comprehensive Feed Balancer is now available in a 15kg sack – more convenient for most horse owners. The easy to handle 15kg size is the same great price per kg as the original 20kg sack. The new smaller bag provides a 30 day supply for a 500kg horse and works in... Read More

Showjumping Action from Arena UK on Horse & Country NOW!

Posted: 17/07/2020

Catch all the Showjumping Action from Arena UK on Horse & Country NOW! UP your showjumping game with live action from Arena UK on Horse & Country – this Wednesday, July 15 until Sunday, July 19. Thanks to H&C you can keep up to date on the county showjumping scene with classes including... Read More

The BHS launch interactive Road Safety film

Posted: 16/07/2020

The British Horse Society (BHS) was able to produce the interactive film after successfully bidding for £40,000 of funding from the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe’s Road Safety Fund. The film follows a young driver who is faced with a series of hazards along his... Read More

Robinson Healthcare Provide PPE for Frickley Park Horse Trials

Posted: 15/07/2020

Robinson Healthcare is kindly providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the volunteers, competitors and visitors attending Frickley Park Horse Trials. The manufacturers of Animalintex®, the world renowned, multi-layered poultice and wound dressing, have supported the event for a number of years, so were delighted to step in to provide 450 facemasks, almost... Read More

Famous Photos from Aintree and the World of Horseracing

Posted: 13/07/2020

The Aintree Grand National in Liverpool isn't just the world’s most famous steeplechase, but also a race that has provided us with some very great photographs of horse racing over the years (find more info at https://www.britishracecourses.org/aintree). Rule The World, a Grand National winner from 2016, is famously caught in a... Read More

Racehorse Sanctuary reveives funds from Support Adoption for Pets

Posted: 13/07/2020

The Racehorse Sanctuary delighted to receive grant funding from Support Adoption for Pets Sussex-based racehorse rescue and rehoming charity The Racehorse Sanctuary is delighted to receive a grant from Support Adoption for Pets (SAFP). The Racehorse Sanctuary, which receives no government help and relies on support from the general public and... Read More

Equine America Rotterdam Hickstead Grand Prix Challenge on H&C

Posted: 13/07/2020

A treat for dressage fans on H&C as top riders compete in the Equine America Rotterdam Hickstead Grand Prix Challenge There’s a real treat in store for dressage fans this weekend on Horse & Country. Across Saturday and Sunday viewers can watch 40 top riders including Charlotte Dujardin, Emile Faurie, Tristan... Read More

Break Free from the Arena and Hack with Confidence

Posted: 13/07/2020

Hacking out on a lovely sunny day is one of the great joys of owning a horse, providing both you and your horse are confident that you can tackle any situation that might arise. For some riders, the idea of hacking out is terrifying and equally it can prove too much for... Read More

New podcast, ‘Tara Talks’, launched by Tara Punter PR

Posted: 10/07/2020

Tara Best, Founder and Director of Tara Punter PR, has recently launched a new podcast ‘Tara Talks’ to help equestrian businesses and riders across the UK with all things mindset and marketing. The qualified neuro-linguistic programming coach and marketing maven delivers expert advice to help people smash their goals and achieve... Read More

Live sport returns to H&C+

Posted: 09/07/2020

A treat for eventing fans as live sport returns to H&C+ with all the XC from Barbury There’s a real treat in store for eventing fans this weekend as the sporting calendar comes back to life after lockdown. Throughout Saturday and Sunday (11th and 12th) H&C+ will be live streaming all... Read More

Exploring parallels between humans and horse psychology

Posted: 09/07/2020

Ahead of our webinar ‘Three horses that spooked and ran for home – a case study’ on 20th July, Sharon Smith from the Equine Behaviour Affiliation examines the parallels between humans and horse psychology that lead to very individual responses. There have been posts on social media comparing our recent... Read More

Take the hard work out of moving heavy goods with JFC Equine!

Posted: 09/07/2020

Our new ATV Hydraulic Tipping trailer is designed to take the hard work out of transporting heavy goods to just the touch of a button. Designed to be towed by an All-Terrain Vehicles or Quad Bike, it's brilliant for those off road jobs around the yard. Poo- picking... Read More

Prebiotics or Probiotics? Which is best for horse’s gut health?

Posted: 09/07/2020

A question may horse owners ask as horses suffering with ulcers and an upset gut is becoming more visible thanks to new veterinary technology and the understanding of the typical tell-tale signs. So, what should we be feeding; prebiotics, probiotics or both? Our vets come across this question regularly, so they... Read More

Selecting the right girth with WOW Saddles

Posted: 09/07/2020

Many riders rightly put a great deal of time into selecting their saddle. But sometimes the choice of girth doesn’t get the same attention, though it is an integral part of saddle fit, and has many functions, influencing your horse’s comfort, performance and protection. As many riders are bringing their horses... Read More

Hartpury University Virtual Open Events Week 27 – 31 July

Posted: 08/07/2020

Discover what it's like to be a Hartpury student with our undergraduate and postgraduate Virtual Open Events, 27-31 July. Through a series of Zoom webinars, you'll be able to experience Hartpury without leaving your home, and see why we’re a top choice for students from across the globe. We’ll be covering a... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property July 2020

Posted: 08/07/2020

A Large Detached Property set in a fantastic rural Lincolnshire location with access to open countryside all around! This home near Spalding offers fantastic equestrian facilities Including five stables and all weather manege all kept to a very high standard with excellent post and rail fencing separating the 3 acres into two... Read More

Protection that means business

Posted: 08/07/2020

As an equestrian business owner do you know what types of insurance cover you need? Whether you’re a sole trader, a small business or a larger retailer, effective insurance can be make or break should the worst happen. There are legal requirements to adhere to and there are optional... Read More

I’Ansons extend Yorkshire Air Ambulance support

Posted: 08/07/2020

I’Ansons extend Yorkshire Air Ambulance support for another three years I’Anson Bros Ltd, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of animal feed, has signed a further three-year sponsorship deal with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance helping the organisation to continue providing its life-saving service to rural communities. The new deal continues an association with... Read More

TopSpec Electrolytes

Posted: 08/07/2020

TopSpec Electrolytes are designed to help compensate for electrolyte loss after heavy sweating, feeding them correctly will benefit the horse. This high salt formula is fabulously flavoured with wildberry. Some minerals are also called electrolytes. This is because when dissolved in body fluids they carry spare ions which give them an electrical charge.... Read More

Grub’s Midline Boot Ideal for Summer

Posted: 03/07/2020

Grub’s leading performance footwear brand, have created the Midline boot ideal for days on the yard. Available in Violet, this trendy ankle-high footwear is the perfect boot for comfort and style. The 5.0 Technology™, which has a central seam down the foot and Hexzorb™ technology in the heel to absorb shocks, gives all... Read More

Feeding Fibre-Beet for Gut Health

Posted: 03/07/2020

Fibre-Beet is a super-fibre conditioning feed formulated to contain all the benefits of Speedi-Beet with added high quality alfalfa for optimum condition and quality protein for muscle tone and function. The highly degradable fibre sources in Fibre-Beet provide optimum fermentation patterns to help keep the digestive system healthy. Fibre-Beet when fermented produces high... Read More

TopSpec High Fibre Mash

Posted: 03/07/2020

TopSpec High Fibre Mash is perfect for all horses and ponies that obtain all the calories they need from forage but either deserve a feed or need a palatable low-calorie carrier for supplements. Mashes are very useful for hydrating horses and volumising their feed.TopSpec High Fibre Mash is a high fibre, low-calorie... Read More

Stay hydrated with Speedi-Beet

Posted: 03/07/2020

Speedi-Beet from British Horse Feeds is a non-heating beet pulp feed that can provide rapid rehydration for horses whilst providing slow release energy without the ‘fizz’. The soluble fibre in Speedi-Beet has a high water holding capacity increasing the amount of fluid in the horse’s hindgut. This reservoir can then be drawn... Read More

Grandstand Media Ltd. update Horse of the Year Show (HOYS)

Posted: 02/07/2020

It is with great regret, that we, the Board of Grandstand Media Limited must announce the cancellation of the 2020 edition of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to staging the 72nd Horse of the Year Show... Read More

Ben Hobday Masterclass live on H&C TV

Posted: 02/07/2020

Horse & Country to Livestream Ben Hobday Masterclass There’s a real treat in store for eventing fans this weekend. On Saturday 4th July from 1pm, popular International Event Rider, Ben Hobday, will host an exclusive hour-long masterclass, titled Ben Hobday: Believe and Achieve, live from his yard in Northumberland! Ben... Read More

Young riders Head to Hartpury for FEI Euro Championships 2022

Posted: 02/07/2020

Hartpury University and Hartpury College have been allocated the 2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders & Juniors. The Gloucestershire venue had been due to host the 2020 Championships until they were cancelled in May due to the coronavirus pandemic. The FEI Board reached the decision during a three-day... Read More

Equi-Trek Go The Extra Mile

Posted: 30/06/2020

The team at Equi-Trek has gone the extra mile after hearing about a charity run being undertaken by customer Nicky Dawson. Based in Dorset, Nicky is a busy doctor and mum to four teenagers and is about to run a half marathon to raise funds for the RAC Saddle Club in Bovington. Like... Read More

A Natural Approach to Aid Recovery from Hard Ground

Posted: 30/06/2020

Over the summer months prolonged periods of dry weather can make natural surfaces hard and compacted which can increase concussion to the horse’s limbs. Hard ground has a higher impact resistance so the energy transmitted from the horse is not absorbed to the ground, increasing concussion up the limb. Whilst some of... Read More

High Fibre Cubes the Summer Time Feed

Posted: 30/06/2020

Looking to feed extra fibre this summer? Equerry High Fibre Cubes are designed for horses and ponies at rest or in very light work, when feeding forage alone is not enough to meet your horses’ nutritional needs. Lower energy cubes are also a perfect way to provide ‘Non-Heating’ energy for excitable horses, whilst... Read More

Personalised grooming brushes

Posted: 30/06/2020

Personalised grooming brushes are the ultimate present for horse lovers Have you spent some of the last few months staring blankly at a computer screen trying to think of a present to buy for a friend or loved one? Perhaps you simply slung some chocolate and wine in the shopping trolley on... Read More

Fibre-Beet Flavoured Water

Posted: 29/06/2020

All year round, horses and ponies need to keep hydrated, particularly during the warmer periods of the year where water is lost through sweating. Water levels need to be replenished and this is where Tamsin Palmer, an eventer from Stockport, found British Horse Feeds’ Fibre-Beet to be very useful for her horse,... Read More

Cooling Off Following Exercise

Posted: 26/06/2020

Everyone knows that during exercise a horse’s body temperature increases, but do you know how to bring it back down again? The higher the intensity or duration of exercise, the higher the temperature will go. Exercise, temperature and humidity are the three factors that cause a horse’s core temperature to rise. Naturally... Read More

Horse & Country presents Hickstead: 60 Glorious Years

Posted: 26/06/2020

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of iconic equestrian venue Hickstead, Horse & Country TV (H&C) is proud to present an exclusive documentary featuring the showground, the family behind it, and some of the legends of showjumping who have graced the world-famous arena. Produced by Hickstead and narrated by Daisy Bunn,... Read More

Common wildflower toxic to horses, warns charity

Posted: 22/06/2020

The UK’s largest equestrian charity, The British Horse Society (BHS) is raising awareness of the common wildflower ragwort, and the toxic risk it poses to horses. Ragwort, often found thriving on wasteland, road verges and railway land, contains toxic compounds which can poison horses if eaten in any state. Grazing animals... Read More

Monty Roberts on Horse & Country TV from 21st June

Posted: 19/06/2020

Horse & Country to stream three days of live training by Monty Roberts from this Sunday 21st Have you ever wondered how to communicate with your horse on a deeper level? Perhaps you’ve pondered on how to build trust with a new or existing horse of your own? Well, wonder no more... Read More

New Online Equestrian Training Portal Now Live!

Posted: 18/06/2020

Are you looking to gain some new equestrian skills, brush up on your plaiting or get fit – all from the comfort of your own home? HorseyCourses.com is an online equestrian learning hub. Founded in May 2020, the aim of HorseyCourses.com is to help all equestrians gain access to help and advice... Read More

The Importance of a Correctly Fitted Saddle

Posted: 18/06/2020

In this issue we talk to the experts at The Society of Master Saddlers about ensuring your saddle is fitted correctly and is fit for purpose. Today the riding public has far greater awareness of the important part the saddle plays in terms of welfare, comfort and success. A well-designed, well-made... Read More

New dates for BETA Safety Week 2020

Posted: 18/06/2020

BETA Safety Week, the annual awareness-raising initiative that flies the flag for rider safety and the importance of safety gear that is correctly fitted, fastened and up to standard, will now run from 27 June to 5 July after being postponed in April because of coronavirus. The campaign, now in its... Read More

Horseshoe Scarf Ring from Pegasus Jewellery

Posted: 17/06/2020

Style up scarves this summer with the Horseshoe Scarf Ring from Pegasus Jewellery Much-loved equestrian jeweller Pegasus Jewellery has added the sparkling Limited-Edition Horseshoe Scarf Ring to its collection for summer 2020. The Horseshoe Scarf Ring (£25.00) is available in a gold or silver finish and is set with glittering Swarovski crystals... Read More

UK Equine Student Conference is supported by Hartpury

Posted: 17/06/2020

Hartpury University is supporting the UK Equine Student Conference 2020 to provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with an opportunity to present research during the coronavirus pandemic. Following the cancellation of other key events, the virtual Conference has been arranged so students can still have access to an impactful and stimulating forum, despite... Read More

A healthy start to life…

Posted: 16/06/2020

It is essential that foals and young stock are given the best possible chance to develop a healthy respiratory and digestive system. This in turn will prove beneficial to the rest of the foal’s quickly developing body. Foals meet most of their nutritional requirements during their first two months of life from... Read More

H&C TV announces partnership with US Hunter Jumper Association

Posted: 16/06/2020

H&C and USHJA announce wide-ranging new partnership featuring launch of dedicated partner channel Horse & Country TV (H&C), the leading international equestrian sports network, is pleased to announce a major new partnership with the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), the membership body representing the hunter and jumper disciplines of equestrian sport... Read More

BHS Coronavirus survey launched

Posted: 15/06/2020

The British Horse Society launches survey to understand the needs of equestrians as lockdown continues to ease The UK’s largest equestrian charity, The British Horse Society (BHS) has launched an online survey to help gain a greater understanding of the challenges faced by equestrians and their horses as the UK... Read More

Are you Prepared for an Emergency Away from Home?

Posted: 15/06/2020

Following the latest easing of lockdown measures horse owners are once again back out on the road attending training events and with preparations tentatively underway for the resumption of competitions, are you prepared for a first aid emergency away from home? Being prepared is vital, so it is important to check... Read More

Clean sweep for healthy paddocks!

Posted: 11/06/2020

It is important to create a healthy and pleasant environment for your horses and other grazing livestock by maintaining the paddocks and keeping the fields clean from faeces and parasites – here are a couple of the main reasons why… Because horses prefer to eat younger, immature grass plants they... Read More

Not all PPE is created equal!

Posted: 11/06/2020

In these most bizarre of days we are bombarded with information on what we should and should not be doing to protect ourselves and the lives of others around us, the problem is, how do we differentiate between fact and fiction when it comes to Personal Protective Equipment? We asked one... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property June 2020

Posted: 11/06/2020

Nr. Louth Lincolnshire £350,000 3.4 Acres Positioned in the rural, coastal area of Lincolnshire, this detached family home comprises a 4-bedroom house with an attached range of stables, garage, stores and formal gardens together with grass paddocks at the rear. The Stable Block and Stores are accessed through a wide stable door into a... Read More

New distancing alert for the workplace and equestrian stores

Posted: 11/06/2020

A state-of-the-art device to keep people safe in the workplace – and equestrian retail stores – has been launched. Intelligent Sport Technologies (IST), formed by bitting specialist Neue Schule and equestrian performance products manufacturer Stride Innovations, has developed the Taicer Alert, which is designed to support effective social distancing and deliver... Read More

Winning horsey photos set to bag BETA prizes

Posted: 11/06/2020

The British Equestrian Trade Association Calendar Competition is back and the hunt is now on for 12 of the very best horsey-themed photos to grace the 2021 BETA calendar. Images will be selected to represent each month, with the one judged Best in Show winning the entrant a fabulous luxury gift... Read More

Scrumptious - Equerry Minty Treats

Posted: 10/06/2020

Equerry Minty Treats make the perfect reward for your horse or pony and have a lovely spearmint flavour. These delicious healthy treats come in a 20kg size – ideal for larger yards or sharing! A healthy treat option, Minty Treats are fibre-based nuggets, low in sugar and are ‘Non-Heating’ and cereal-grain-free so they... Read More

Reducing the Respiratory Challenge with Horsehage

Posted: 10/06/2020

Over the past few decades, we have become more aware of respiratory disease in horses and the need to pay close attention to the environment as well as the horse’s diet, in order to reduce the level of exposure to the disease-causing agents. If the horse is suffering from a viral or... Read More

Take The Cool Option

Posted: 10/06/2020

TopSpec Cool Balancer is designed for horses and ponies that need extra topline and condition and that are in light to medium work. Cool Balancer is a ‘Non-Heating,’ cereal-grain-free formula; with low levels of sugar and starch, plus good quality protein to promote topline. It provides a very palatable, safe and effective way... Read More

Why I should keep my equine insurance cover during lockdown

Posted: 10/06/2020

Most horse owners have been - and continue to - pay strict attention to the British Horse Society guidelines which now state that: “horse riding and carriage driving can now resume” along with hacking which can “be with members of your household, or with up to, but no more than 5... Read More

Importance of water for your horse this summer.

Posted: 10/06/2020

How much water will my horse drink a day? An average 500kg (approximately 15hh) horse drinks around 30-50 litres of clean fresh water per day. This amount may be higher in hot weather (because the horse will sweat more and use up water reserves in the body) and if working... Read More

New study highlights benefits of straw feeding in winter

Posted: 10/06/2020

Redwings Horse Sanctuary and veterinary researchers at the University of Edinburgh have published a new study which could help owners manage their horses’ weight in winter and reduce their risk of laminitis. The study, printed in leading veterinary journal, The Veterinary Record, details the results of a trial undertaken at the Sanctuary,... Read More

Saddle Trader Launch Date Creeps Closer...

Posted: 10/06/2020

The much anticipated launch of Saddle Trader - the online platform to buy and sell both new and used saddles is nearly here. The online marketplace will be available to view at the beginning of July, allowing users to browse through various categories of saddles from Side Saddle, to Polo and even... Read More

Moreton Morrell College at 70

Posted: 10/06/2020

Moreton Morrell College, which is part of WCG (formerly Warwickshire College Group), is a UK and International leader in the development and delivery of equine courses. This month, the College reaches its momentous 70th anniversary and to celebrate, the college is asking everyone to share their fondest memories of their time... Read More

Bonanza for Eventing fans on Horse & Country

Posted: 09/06/2020

Fingers crossed, it looks as though eventing could be starting up again in the not too distant future. To whet your appetite for the return of live competition, Horse & Country has a wealth of new programmes featuring some of the very top names in the sport, as well as extensive... Read More

Common bitting problems - Q & A with Abbey England

Posted: 08/06/2020

Bitting experts, Abbey England, make thousands of bits in their UK foundry every year. Designed and produced by highly skilled craftsmen, every bit is individually handmade and can be customised to suit your requirements. The possibilities are endless, even for traditional bits, as they can be lightweight, normal weight or made with... Read More

Parasitic disease in donkeys is detected in the UK for first time

Posted: 08/06/2020

A chronic and debilitating parasitic equine disease which causes mysterious lesions in the eyes, and skin lumps, has been found in donkeys in the UK for the first time. The findings of the study, which was carried out by experts from the University of Nottingham and the Donkey Sanctuary, are published... Read More

The BHS issues warning to public to stop feeding horses

Posted: 08/06/2020

#BeHorseAware The British Horse Society (BHS) is issuing a warning to members of the public to not feed any horses they may encounter whilst out and about. With more people taking to the countryside during the COVID-19 pandemic, the BHS has been made aware of instances where horses have been seriously injured,... Read More

Dressage Saddles Discussed

Posted: 08/06/2020

For dressage to appear effortless and elegant horse and rider must perform in perfect harmony. Here the Society of Master Saddlers discuss dressage saddles and the importance they play for rider position and in the competition arena. In the sport of dressage horse and rider are required to achieve... Read More

What kind of flocking for my saddle?

Posted: 08/06/2020

Twice president of the Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers a question on flocking. I’ve heard that saddles can be filled with different kinds of flock. What are the benefits of each type of flocking? There are mainly two types... Read More

Harley Makes Jane Smile

Posted: 04/06/2020

Bought as a gangly two-year-old magnificent Harley, owned by Jane Titley-Perrin has gone from strength to strength and she is now enjoying the fruits of her hard work. Standing 16.3hh the coloured, Warmblood x Thoroughbred is now four and Jane is busy educating and producing him. Photo: Jane Titley-Perrin and... Read More

Zara Tindall checks in with H&C

Posted: 02/06/2020

The latest episode of H&C’s lockdown series, The Check In, features Olympian, former World Champion, and all-round eventing superstar Zara Tindall in conversation with Jenny Rudall. Zara talks about how she’s coping with lockdown life and adapting to the changes in routine for both her team and her family. Zara reflects... Read More

Reduce Your Plastic Use with TurmerAid™ Refill Sacks

Posted: 02/06/2020

The Golden Paste Company is encouraging regular TurmerAid™ users to consider purchasing their 15kg sacks to help reduce plastic use as part of their on-going commitment to the environment. The sacks are also excellent value for money and customers will make a saving of over £20 when purchasing a 15kg sack... Read More

Watching the weight through summer

Posted: 01/06/2020

It has been a difficult spring for everyone, with horse owners and yard managers needing to adapt to the unprecedented circumstances that Covid-19 forced upon us. Advice on watching the weight of horses and ponies has never been more relevant, and presented such a challenge, to so many. The good news is... Read More

HorseHage & Mollichaff Recyclable Packaging

Posted: 01/06/2020

We’re all very aware of the problems caused by single-use plastic which is taking up vast areas of landfill as well as blighting our countryside, rivers and seas and causing problems for fish and other wildlife. All the packaging on HorseHage and Mollichaff products, including the sample bags, is recyclable at participating... Read More

Online First Aid Course that Bursts the Bubble on Common Myths

Posted: 28/05/2020

Knowledge is power when it comes to first aid and whether you are new to horse ownership or you are looking to refresh your skills, attending an equine specific first aid course is a good idea for anyone caring for a horse. With lots of well-meaning advice available online and on social... Read More

BHS Safety Warning

Posted: 28/05/2020

The British Horse Society issues safety warning to riders as vehicle and cycle activity starts to increase Following the gradual easing of the lockdown restrictions, The British Horse Society (BHS) is issuing a safety warning to equestrians to be mindful of the steadily increasing traffic and cycle activity on both the roads... Read More

A Helping Hand for Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

Posted: 28/05/2020

Based in Northumberland, Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre is the only Rare Breed Approved Conservation Centre in the country dedicated to heavy horses. The organisation is solely ran as a not-for-profit organisation and all activities are carried out to raise funds for the running and development of the site. Photo: Primrose and Wallace.... Read More

At-home massage techniques for your horse

Posted: 27/05/2020

At-home equine massage techniques to ease stiffness and discomfort in your horse’s back and pelvic region Now that the lockdown restrictions are beginning to be eased, what are you hoping to do with your horse? Perhaps it’s time to bring them back into work after a little holiday or, if you’ve kept... Read More

Horse & Country Keep Spirits Up in the Equestrian World

Posted: 21/05/2020

With competitions on hold or cancelled, and the equestrian world in lock-down we talk to Horse & Country Chairman and CEO, Heather Killen about how the platform is keeping viewers entertained with more time on their hands. 1, We have all had to make some difficult decisions on how to keep running... Read More

Master Saddlers' Q&A

Posted: 21/05/2020

In this issue Society of Master Saddlers’ Registered Master Saddle Fitter, Helen Reader, answers a frequently asked question on saddle fitting. Question My horse has changed shape since coming back into work and I’m worried his saddle isn’t fitting him as well as it used to. What are some areas to consider when... Read More

British Horse Feeds Supports Vauxhall City Farm

Posted: 18/05/2020

With COVID-19 causing enormous uncertainty across the UK, charities have been hit hard with many struggling to survive. Vauxhall City Farm, known for bringing a little piece of the countryside to the heart of London, relies on public’s donations and fundraising initiatives. Monica Tyler, Chief Executive of Vauxhall City Farm said: “Understandably donations... Read More

Tara Punter PR Superstar Virtual Workshop

Posted: 15/05/2020

The very first Tara Punter PR Superstar Virtual Workshop is just one week away and spaces are selling quickly! Taking place on Thursday the 21st and Friday the 22nd of May, this limited-availability workshop (all taking place online, of course!) consists of 6 different 1-hour sessions, all geared around helping business... Read More

Blue Chip Home School Challenge Winners

Posted: 14/05/2020

Home School Challenge winners chosen as Blue Chip collaborate with easibed for challenge 8 Elizabeth Edwards was the lucky winner of Blue Chip’s Home School Challenge 5 (moving away from the rider’s leg over a pole). Elizabeth chose Joint RLF, Blue Chip’s liquid joint supplement as her prize, which is packed full... Read More

The Neigh Collection from Hooves & Love

Posted: 13/05/2020

Equestrian gifting company Hooves & Love is excited to launch a brand-new trio of gift boxes for summer 2020, The Neigh Collection! At the heart of the Neigh Collection is a brilliant sweater design featuring a fun equestrian take on the classic line from Jerry Maguire – “you had me at... Read More

WOW Masks - making PPE a priority!

Posted: 12/05/2020

WOW Masks is a small, family-run business based in the Kent countryside, just outside Canterbury. Their core business is saddle-making, producing innovative and bespoke saddles using beautiful leathers and materials. The entire business is based on applying modern product design, engineering and materials to address the challenges of creating saddles... Read More

Q & A with Event Rider Louisa Milne Home

Posted: 12/05/2020

Louisa Milne Home is one of Scotland’s top event riders, having competed at the highest level, including Badminton and Burghley with King Eider. As King Eider hangs up his eventing colours, Louisa is concentrating on her string of promising youngsters. Here we catch up with the Robinson Animal Healthcare sponsored rider. Q.... Read More

Patrick predicts future champions....

Posted: 12/05/2020

Student Patrick launches business to identify future champion racehorses Hartpury University international student Patrick Duncan has launched an exciting new venture that uses algorithms to predict which racehorses could be champions of the future. Patrick’s enterprise,Bio-Cal Thoroughbreds, produces a Biomechanical Analysis Report to provide bloodstock agents, trainers and owners with a scientific... Read More

Feeding the Good-Doer

Posted: 11/05/2020

TopSpec Lite Feed Balancer is designed for horses and ponies that are good-doers. It is ideal for horses that are overweight when fed as part of a calorie-controlled diet. These are the horses and ponies for whom every single calorie counts. Lite Feed Balancer is a ‘Non-Heating’, cereal-grain-free formula; with low... Read More

Colourful new slogan tops from Stitched Equestrian

Posted: 08/05/2020

Cotswold-based equestrian embroidering and clothing business Stitched Equestrian bring a little light-hearted humour to lockdown living with the launch of their Socially Distant Collection of slogan tops. Perfect for people who love to find the humour and light in everyday situations, or perhaps as a gift for someone who made antisocial... Read More

Could your horse be the key to securing planning permission?

Posted: 07/05/2020

At Reeve Brown we are regularly approached by equestrian businesses and private owners who are seeking advice on the prospects of gaining planning permission in rural and previously undeveloped locations for stables, barns and menages. However surprisingly few people appear to be aware that equestrian development such as this also significantly... Read More

Insurance for equestrian business in uncertain times

Posted: 07/05/2020

As equestrian businesses around the country start to feel the effects of the global COVID-19 crisis Shearwater Insurance have realised that many businesses are entering ‘survival mode’ and many freelance workers are starting to feel the pinch. Instructors & Riders For those instructors and coaches who are looking for reassurance if they return... Read More

Is your horse taking a break due to COVID-19?

Posted: 07/05/2020

You can support your horse during this downtime by providing them with a detox. In these uncertain times and with all equestrian events cancelled, horses are being turned out to the field for a much-deserved break or workload has been reduced. Whilst it is much easier to look at the negatives... Read More

Charlotte Dujardin checks in with H&C

Posted: 07/05/2020

The latest episode of H&C’s lockdown series, The Check In, features dressage superstar and triple Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin in conversation with Jenny Rudall. Charlotte talks about how the team and horses are coping with lockdown life and the impact of the postponement of the 2020 Olympics. Charlotte shares fond... Read More

Equestrian Property for Sale May 2020

Posted: 07/05/2020

Usk, Monmouthshire : £1,800,000 An outstanding EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY with five bedroomed house located in the rolling Monmouthshire countryside. The property includes professional standard equestrian facilities all set within 50 acres of land together with an extensive range of outbuildings and a 25m x 54m all-weather floodlit outdoor arena. There is excellent hacking... Read More

Spring Steam

Posted: 07/05/2020

Grass laminitis typically occurs in the spring when the early flush of grass produces a highly nutritious feed, rich in water soluble carbohydrates (sugars). Horses are not designed to consume such rich feed and so restricting the time at pasture or using a grazing muzzle is essential if intakes are to... Read More

Can Coronavirus Be Carried On Boots?

Posted: 07/05/2020

Each day new information is released, and more questions asked, How can I further protect myself against spreading Covid-19? These questions are asked with good reason. With the hands and face being the first call of concern, is it time to start worrying about our feet? It is important during this time... Read More

Equerry Cool Mash – Low Energy Feed

Posted: 07/05/2020

Equerry Cool Mash is an efficient quick-soaking mash for horses that need a low energy feed. Designed for horses and ponies in light to medium work Equerry Cool Mash is cereal-grain-free. It has low levels of starch and benefits from a ‘Non-Heating’ formula. Equerry Cool Mash contains highly digestible fibre sources including sugar... Read More

Maurice Emtage – A Life in Saddlery

Posted: 07/05/2020

In this issue we talk to Maurice Emtage about his busy life as a Master Saddler and SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter. Well known for running Colne Saddley, one of the largest equestrian retailers in South West England, Maurice is also a Master Saddler, SMS Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter and former... Read More

Three Decades of Trust in Animalintex®

Posted: 07/05/2020

Sue Goddard’s horse, William, is prone to abscesses due to flat feet and very thin soles. 19-year-old William has been a part of Sue’s family for the past 12 years and although a little arthritic, the pair enjoy a gentler pace of life – happy hacking and occasionally competing in in-hand arena... Read More

Jumping Saddles and What to Look For!

Posted: 06/05/2020

In this issue the Society of Master Saddlers provide advice on what to look for in a jumping saddle when it comes to fit and security For show jumpers and event riders whether competing at grass roots level or aiming for one of the major Grand Prix competitions around the world security... Read More

Competitions Galore to raise money for the NHS Charities in May!

Posted: 06/05/2020

Nurse launches nationwide equestrian business during lockdown to raise money for the NHS. Equestrian Giveaways was scheduled to launch in August 2020 but Beatrice Vaughan and her partner Ben Hodson decided to bring the launch date forward and refocus the business entirely on raising funds for the NHS Charities Together Campaign. Beatrice,... Read More

Abbey England tackles some common bitting problems

Posted: 05/05/2020

Bitting experts, Abbey England, make thousands of bits in their UK foundry every year. Designed and produced by highly skilled craftsmen, every bit is individually handmade and can be customised to suit your requirements. The possibilities are endless, even for traditional bits, as they can be lightweight, normal weight or made with... Read More

It’s All a Bit Horse say ‘thank you’ to the NHS

Posted: 05/05/2020

Online equestrian equipment supplier It’s All a Bit Horse has unveiled a colourful new Rainbow Collection (£39.99) which is being sold to help raise money for the NHS. Perfect to add a splash of colour to any equine wardrobe, the Rainbow Collection includes a headcollar, lead rope, fly mask and combo... Read More

Children’s favourite Wendy returns to H&C

Posted: 04/05/2020

Horse & Country TV (H&C) today announced the return of animated series Wendy after a two-year absence. All 26 episodes are now available on-demand as a box set to H&C subscribers, both online and through H&C’s own and third party apps. The series is centred on lead character Wendy’s life at her... Read More

Natural Turmeric Supplement

Posted: 04/05/2020

Support Your Horse this Summer with a Natural Turmeric Supplement After dark nights and muddy fields, the summer is a welcome time of year for horse owners but for our horses it can present a new set of challenges that we need to address. Exercise often increases for horses over summer and... Read More

Pegasus Jewellery - raising funds for the NHS

Posted: 30/04/2020

Pegasus Jewellery launches the Vitality Hero Bracelet to raise funds for the NHS This summer enjoy rose gold goodness and extra vitality power whilst helping to raise money for the NHS! Introducing the Vitality Hero Bracelet, brand new for summer 2020 from Pegasus Jewellery. Pegasus Jewellery is proud to unveil the... Read More

Dressage Accuracy with Harriet Morris-Baumber

Posted: 29/04/2020

The word dressage in French means ‘training’ and good training provides an accurate dressage test which is a sure fire way to improve your marks. So, why is accuracy so important? The accuracy of the movements is a clear way to demonstrate the athletic ability of your horse and your skills as... Read More

Mollichaff Veteran Helps Dentally-Challenged New Forest Pony

Posted: 29/04/2020

Veteran New-Forest pony, Ellie, age 25, is described as the ‘ultimate good doer’ by her owner, Victoria Spouge, based in North Lincolnshire. Ellie has been owned by Victoria for 13 years and lives out 24/7, with just the occasional hack out as her workload. Despite being a little long in the tooth... Read More

The perfect lightweight summer sleeveless polo shirt

Posted: 28/04/2020

Step into summer in style and lightweight comfort with the brand-new Sleeveless Polo Shirt from Ginger & Jardine! The Sleeveless Polo Shirt (£15.00 - £29.95) is a feminine and elegant top for summer. It is crafted from sustainable bamboo viscose (with 5% elastane for a perfect fit) meaning it is moisture... Read More

Hand and Lip Duo from Hooves & Love to support the NHS

Posted: 28/04/2020

Hooves & Love, much-loved online equestrian gifting business, is supporting a local NHS charity during COVID-19 pandemic. The Hand & Lip Duo – NHS Donation Gift (£10.00) is not only being sold at a reduced rate, but every single penny of profit goes to charity! Emma Batcheler, Hooves & Love... Read More

Shearwater Insurance Launches Commercial Support Initiatives

Posted: 24/04/2020

As businesses around the country start to feel the effects of the global COVID-19 crisis we start to recognise that many businesses will enter “survival mode”. As such insurance requirements, and budgets, will be radically changed in the short, mid and long term. Together with owners Global Risk Partners (GRP), Shearwater... Read More

The BHS launches Hardship Fund during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted: 24/04/2020

The UK’s largest equestrian charity, The British Horse Society (BHS) has launched its BHS Approved Centre Hardship Fund, to help support riding schools affiliated to the charity through the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, launched on Friday 17 April, is specifically aimed at BHS Approved Centres who are struggling with the immediate financial... Read More

Blue Chip Home Schooling Challenge 5 now running!

Posted: 24/04/2020

Now in its fifth week, Blue Chip’s Facebook and Instagram based, fun and low-risk weekly challenge event is providing some light relief during stressful times. A winner is chosen each week and can select a Blue Chip feed product of their choice as their prize! Challenge 3 WINNER: Eden Markl and Patrick.... Read More

Ranch Rider Captures The Spirit Of The West #LetsSaddleUp

Posted: 24/04/2020

Riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider is capturing the spirit of the West with its #LetsSaddleUp campaign, the inspirational initiative currently running across its social media channels. By showcasing the experiences of its ranch partners online, the tour operator is hoping to provide an authentic connection to the range,... Read More

Bert Sheffield - Coping With Covid-19

Posted: 23/04/2020

South Lincolnshire-based para-equestrian rider, Bert Sheffield, who rides for Canada, tells us her thoughts on the Covid-19 virus and how it has affected her life with her horses: “I hope everyone is managing to stay safe and stay sane. This is such an anxious time. I can't possibly comprehend how terrifying this... Read More

Animalintex® and Summer Ailments

Posted: 23/04/2020

With winter now a distant memory, along comes the summer months with their own set of associated ailments that can rear their ugly head and spoil the best made plans. Just as mud fever is more prevalent in winter, certain conditions are more common during the summer, so it is important to... Read More

H&C launches new Burghley Box Set - 10 classic events!

Posted: 22/04/2020

Horse & Country TV (H&C) today announced the launch of a new Box Set featuring extended highlights from ten classic Burghleys. Dating back to 1990, the events feature such historic landmarks as William Fox-Pitt’s first Burghley win in 1994 on CHAKA, Pippa Funnell’s victory on PRIMMORE’S PRIDE in her historic Grand... Read More

Ex-Eventer Goose Helps Rory Build Trust in People

Posted: 21/04/2020

Jeanette Davies’ son, Rory, has always had a passion for horses and it was this love that was to unlock his fear and anxiety around other people, with the help of the fantastic staff at Barguse Riding Centre, based in St Austell, Cornwall. 22-year-old Rory was born with Down’s syndrome, and the... Read More

Recommendations for equine industry re COVID-19 pandemic

Posted: 21/04/2020

A study supported by Hartpury University into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on horses and horse owners has provided a number of recommendations for the equine industry, to mitigate the potential impact. Dr Jane Williams – Associate Professor and Head of Research at Hartpury – joined scientific and... Read More

Guide to Business Rates in exceptional times

Posted: 17/04/2020

The business rates landscape has changed dramatically as a result of the Covid19 outbreak. There are many inaccuracies in the press and this guide is designed to provide some clarity of the current position. Roberts Vain Wilshaw are Chartered Surveyors who specialise in business rates, minimising liability through reducing Rateable Values and... Read More

Richard Brown of Abbey Bits tackles some common bitting problems

Posted: 16/04/2020

Bitting experts, Abbey England, make thousands of bits in their UK foundry every year. Designed and produced by highly skilled craftsmen, every bit is individually handmade and can be customised to suit your requirements. The possibilities are endless, even for traditional bits, as they can be lightweight, normal weight or made... Read More

Prestigious Award for Abbey England

Posted: 16/04/2020

The Abbey England team is celebrating after it was announced they were awarded highly commended in a prestigious county award celebrating hard working family-based businesses. This year’s High Sheriff of Cheshire Awards was announced online due to Covid 19 and Abbey England was delighted to take highly commended at the High Sheriff’s... Read More

New series from Horse & Country in partnership with NAF

Posted: 15/04/2020

Super Groom Alan Davies stars in new series from Horse & Country in partnership with NAF Horse & Country TV (H&C) today announced the launch of a new three-part series “Alan Davies Masterclass with NAF”, in which Alan shares some of the tips and techniques which have taken him to the very... Read More

EQUESTRIAN RELIEF RAISES £250,000 FOR THE NHS

Posted: 15/04/2020

TEAM EVENTING WINS GOLD AS EQUESTRIAN RELIEF RAISES £250,000 FOR THE NHS COVID-19 APPEAL Equestrian Relief culminated in an elaborate finale on Monday night as the teams participated in a round of Dark Horse, sharing their hidden talent. The teams went all out to impress the celebrity judges, TV presenter and Pop... Read More

Preventative Healthcare for horses during COVID-19 outbreak

Posted: 14/04/2020

COVID-19 - The Catalyst for Horse Owners to Improve Preventative Healthcare When the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) issued new guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic many horse owners found themselves in a situation they had never imagined. Following advice from the UK government to reduce the spread of the virus and... Read More

What the H*ll is PR Anyway?

Posted: 14/04/2020

Andrea Sexton launches first book to help make PR straightforward. Gloucestershire-based Public Relations consultant Andrea Sexton has launched her first book entitled ‘What the H*ll is PR Anyway?’. Andrea has nearly 15 years experience in PR and launched the book to help business owners and entrepreneurs understand how PR can be used as... Read More

Sponsors named for HOYS Coloured Horse and Pony Classes in 2020

Posted: 10/04/2020

Photo: Del Boy V' and Vikki Smith winning the Coloured Horse and Pony of the Year Championship sponsored by CHAPS (UK) © 1st Class Images Horse of the Year Show look forward to welcoming back CHAPS UK as class sponsors in 2020, along with additional supporters: Coloured Ridden Non-Native Pony of the Year... Read More

Making mistakes in training is beneficial to both horse and human

Posted: 09/04/2020

Today, media bombards us with horses and riders displaying perfection, dressed in extravagant diamond clad gear. There is no sign of dirt, falls or mascara drenched eyes. Unless of course under the laugh evoking category of ‘funny failures and falls’. Our education (and competition) system likewise celebrate perfection (correctness under the... Read More

Are Headcollars safe to use?

Posted: 09/04/2020

Head collars are a piece of equipment used at least once daily by 88% of horse owners. For something that is being used so often, it’s surprising that it is difficult to find research into head collar safety, fit or design in the public domain. We have all heard of horror... Read More

Cover In Times of Crisis from Shearwater Insurance

Posted: 09/04/2020

The spread of the Coronavirus has raised a number of questions regarding Business Insurance. In our new, fast changing and every evolving world, families, businesses and individuals find themselves in uncharted waters and ever increasingly difficult situations. As such we find ourselves being asked a number of questions regarding... Read More

A Winning Shine for Ginger Biscuits from Mollichaff

Posted: 09/04/2020

We all want our horse or pony to stand out with a beautiful gleaming coat and looking his best, whether or not we are heading to a show. Mollichaff ShowShine from HorseHage could be the perfect choice. MolliChaff ShowShine is a high-oil chaff for ultimate coat shine and is cherry-flavoured, providing... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property April 2020

Posted: 09/04/2020

Lower Stunts Green Farm is a handsome detached period house of mixed ages (not Listed) with excellent 5 bedroom accommodation along with a detached Grooms Cottage. The property is approached from the road via an in and out driveway, one of the gates being electric. There is a parking area for... Read More

Virtual Eventing - Supporting your NHS!

Posted: 09/04/2020

Virtual Eventing was the brainchild of Rachel Wakefield of Uptown Eventing. After watching a video on Facebook of a nurse from the North of England who was helping to fight the Coronavirus, Rachel decided to use the power of the Eventing community to create an International Virtual 5* Event to raise... Read More

Warwickshire College Degree event postponed

Posted: 09/04/2020

In light of recent government advice, Warwickshire College Group are sorry to announce that they will no longer be holding an Open Event for visitors to attend at Moreton Morrell College on Saturday 25 April. However, prospective students and their parents are still able to get any advice about the degrees... Read More

Electrolytes For Horses - COCO LYTES™

Posted: 09/04/2020

By July and August, the hottest months, we are very hopeful that our horses will be back to fitness again after the recent limitations. Therefore we’re pleased to announce a great new product designed to support hard working horses. COCO LYTES is based on dehydrated coconut water sourced from young, green coconuts;... Read More

For the Love of Dogs

Posted: 08/04/2020

‘For the Love of Dogs’ atSociety of Master Saddlers’ National Competition The 2021 Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition will see a canine theme as President’s Choice class. Bea Blakeman will take up the reins as President at this year’s Annual General Meeting in September and has come up with the concept... Read More

Feeding the Laminitic

Posted: 08/04/2020

Diet is one of the most important things to consider when managing a laminitic; it is crucial in the recovery from laminitis and should help to reduce the risk of further episodes. It is well-established that laminitic horses and ponies require a diet that is low in sugar and starch. Recent... Read More

NEW TEAMS ADDED TO EQUESTRIAN RELIEF LINEUP

Posted: 07/04/2020

Equestrian Relief is thrilled to announce two new teams joining the line up. Following lots of excitement over the weekend, ITV Racing Presenter Alice Plunkett, who was due to be a celebrity judge for one of the challenges, has formed her own team. She has called upon fellow sports presenters Rishi... Read More

I’Anson’s Message: We Will Get Through This Together

Posted: 07/04/2020

During this uncertain time many horse and pet owners have bulk bought their feed for the isolation period, leaving a few shelves empty in some retailers. Also with social distancing, self-isolation and listening to the Government fewer people are understandably not going to work. These scenarios begged the question, will there be a... Read More

Maxi Cobs at Horse of the Year Show 2020

Posted: 06/04/2020

The Leeman Family celebrate ten years of Maxi Cobs at Horse of the Year Show 2020 Horse of the Year Show are delighted to be welcoming the Leeman family back as class sponsors in 2020. For the tenth consecutive year, Richard and Lisha Leeman will be sponsoring the Maxi Cob of... Read More

EQUESTRIAN RELIEF: HORSE WORLD UNITES TO SUPPORT OUR NHS HEROES

Posted: 06/04/2020

Leading Olympic riders from across the disciplines, as well as horse racing jockeys and celebrities have shown their support for a major fundraising initiative launched by the team behind Bolesworth and Liverpool International Horse Shows. ‘Equestrian Relief’ is an urgent fundraising campaign to raise money and change lives, with donations going directly... Read More

H&C launches “The Check In” - keep in touch during lockdown

Posted: 03/04/2020

Horse & Country TV (H&C) today announced the launch of new series “The Check In” which will run throughout the lockdown period. Whilst camera crews can’t get out and about at the moment, video call technology allows us to talk to anyone in the world. In each episode of The Check... Read More

Special Offer from Stable Shield Throughout May

Posted: 03/04/2020

Stable Shield, the leading name in equine bio-security, offer products to help ensure equestrian establishments are a safe location for both their equines and themselves. And the team is offering 10% off their Anti-Bacterial Paints and Disinfectant from their website throughout May. For a deep clean across stables, tack rooms, feed areas and... Read More

Fantastic April on Horse & Country

Posted: 02/04/2020

A host of fantastic programmes which are fun, educational and awe-inspiring is set to keep Horse & Country viewers entertained throughout the month of April. The legendary Pammy Hutton brings her wealth of knowledge to the fore in ‘Half Halt with Pammy Hutton’ - with the latest episode (available 4th April) covering... Read More

Is Your Saddle Holding You Back?

Posted: 02/04/2020

Event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber often has clients attending for lessons that struggle to maintain their position in the saddle, but very few ever consider that it is their saddle that is contributing to the problem. Developing good balance and an independent seat is not just about keeping your weight down... Read More

EPTV Launched Today!

Posted: 01/04/2020

We wanted to let you know about a new idea which we're launching today with a collection of top presenters from the TV world - EPTV. From this afternoon, we're going to be checking live with big names across the horse world - racing and equestrian to: check on... Read More

TopSpec Performance Lite Feed Balancer – 25% OFF

Posted: 01/04/2020

TopSpec Performance Lite Feed Balancer is designed for good-doers in hard work. It is very important that this group of horses and ponies receive their full requirements of vitamins and minerals to support their work. And throughout April there is 25% off at participating retailers nationwide, whilst promotional stocks last. TopSpec Performance Lite Feed... Read More

Training with Pippa Funnell

Posted: 01/04/2020

There may have been an abrupt halt to the season, but don't worry... H&C is here to fill that horsey void! This week's new addition is an exclusive training and learning programme, 'Training with Pippa Funnell'. In this one-hour episode, Pippa takes us behind the scenes at the Windrush Equestrian... Read More

Improving Your Core Strength for Stability in the Saddle

Posted: 01/04/2020

Riders are becoming increasingly aware of their own fitness and the impact it has on their ability and the performance of their horse. Overall fitness is important but having good core strength can transform your riding. Your core muscles support your spine and hips and are engaged when you carry out most... Read More

New Sprenger Sponsorship For Ben And Emma Hobday

Posted: 01/04/2020

Leading German bit and stirrups brand, Sprenger, has extended its team of riders and welcomed Team Hobday. Sprenger is best known for its philosophy not to be satisfied with what has already been achieved. Due to permanent contact with top riders and trainers they are able to always adjust their products to... Read More

Blue Peter's Lindsey Russell visits Hartpury

Posted: 30/03/2020

Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell makes special trip to Hartpury Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell has paid a special visit to Hartpury in her attempt to complete an extraordinary horseriding challenge for the world’s longest running children’s programme. Photo: Lindsey Russell, left, with Lizzel Winter at Hartpury’s Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance Lindsey... Read More

Steering problems?

Posted: 30/03/2020

Most riders at some point in their career will have experienced problems with horses that are problematic when it comes to steering. This is especially the case in young, green horses that are just starting to be ridden or equally unruly older horses that may have got into bad habits.... Read More

Horse & Country presents Super Groom Alan Davies

Posted: 30/03/2020

New Horse & Country Series with Super Groom Alan Davies Super groom, Alan Davies, provides a new and insightful view into his life as one of the most well-known grooms in the world, in a new three-part series from Horse & Country. Well known for many years as groom for Carl Hester and... Read More

Why Cooked Linseed is good for horse/pony owners?

Posted: 26/03/2020

By Dr Tom Shurlock, consultant nutritionist for British Horse Feeds Linseed has been a favourite amongst horse owners for many years; although, in the past, it was as a boiled product, to remove anti-nutritional factors and probably a fair amount of nutrients, new techniques mean there is a greater availability of nutrients... Read More

Obesity and the Biome – Top Tips for Restoring the Gut

Posted: 26/03/2020

The grass hasn’t stopped growing through another mild winter, leaving many native good doer ponies in danger of contracting laminitis. With the current environmental crisis, harsh winters may become a thing of the past, leaving some of us wondering how to shed the summer weight from good doers. There has been... Read More

Jump with Fleck

Posted: 26/03/2020

Jump with the classic Jumping Bat BS (02012CF) from Fleck. The jumping bat is allowed under the British Showjumping and British Riding Clubs rulings. Features include a soft cushion flap, nylon weave and a SOFT wrapped grip for comfort and security. The bat is a timeless classic finished with a nickel cap. Used by 12-year-old... Read More

Holland Cooper Support Official NHS Charities #Covid-19 Appeal

Posted: 26/03/2020

It’s a difficult time for everyone during this Covid-19 pandemic that has struck the globe. Whilke we are all being urged to take our one hour of exercise a day, if you are a horse rider then do it in style in Holland Cooper and know that you are helping to donate... Read More

Blue Chip Home Schooling Championships to tackle Lockdown!

Posted: 26/03/2020

Blue Chip Feed has launched a Facebook based, fun and low-risk challenge event for those wanting to keep their horses in basic exercise throughout the lockdown for Coronavirus. Each new challenge will have its own Facebook event, with a video being shared onto the event on a Tuesday afternoon. Those interested in... Read More

Ensure Your Stable Environment Is Clean And Disease-Free

Posted: 25/03/2020

From the leaders in equine bio-security, Stable Shield Disinfectant is a premium hard surface disinfectant cleaner that can be applied to stables, tack/feed rooms and outer areas. The disinfectant is an advanced hard surface/multi-surface cleaner and sanitiser which contains one of the fastest acting and most powerful germ killing products available. Effective within... Read More

Chris Taylor – All Things Leather

Posted: 25/03/2020

In this issue we talk to bench saddler Chris Taylor about his passion for the industry and his work at Saddler’s Den in Southport. Chris was President of the Society of Master Saddlers in 2018 and 2019 and has been on the executive committee for many years. Chris started... Read More

One Minute Reads by Claire Lund of Bombers Bits

Posted: 25/03/2020

One Minute Reads – a series of bite-sized reads. Here, we look at bits and their actions (part 1) Bitting is complex, in that we have two components that affect each other; the mouthpiece and the cheekpiece. The mouthpiece is the most important component of the bit, to the horse.... Read More

Amerigo Vespucci Handgrip Reins

Posted: 23/03/2020

The Amerigo Vespucci Handgrip Reins are a fantastic all round option for riders of any discipline who are looking for an alternative to traditional, continental reins. Designed to help the rider keep their hands in the correct position whilst allowing a steady and even contact, leather stoppers are placed every 6cm down... Read More

Königs Polo Lugano

Posted: 23/03/2020

Beautifully made with Como leather (side leather) in black or black or brown, these stunning boots feature a patent leather buckle with decorative embedded lyra. The front zip is elegantly paired with a tapered ankle and subtle punched detailing across the toe and at the top of the boots gives a stylish... Read More

High Performance rug - the Bucas Power Cooler

Posted: 23/03/2020

The Bucas Power Cooler is a high performance, light weight multi-purpose rug that is ideal as a sweat rug, travel rug, competition and light stable rug. The Power Cooler has a single layer of stay-dry fabric which wicks away moisture and ensures that the horse is always dry. The silk-feel lining on the... Read More

Bits in the Spotlight: Weymouth & Bradoon

Posted: 23/03/2020

Bitting experts, Abbey England, make thousands of bits in their UK foundry every year. Designed and produced by highly skilled craftsmen, every bit is individually handmade and can be customised to suit your requirements. The possibilities are endless, even for traditional bits, as they can be lightweight, normal weight or made with... Read More

Meet the Zebra Products Team

Posted: 23/03/2020

Meet the Zebra Products Team: Helen Dempsey, Amerigo and Equipe Saddles Agent Covering the whole of Ireland, Helen Dempsey joined Zebra Products in 2017 as Amerigo and Equipe Saddles Agent. In her role as Amerigo and Equipe Saddles Agent, Helen supplies and fits Amerigo and Equipe saddles on a daily basis. She... Read More

Equipe Breast Check Breastplate

Posted: 20/03/2020

The Equipe Breast Check Breastplate is anatomically designed for added comfort around the horses’ shoulders. Made from strong elastic with leather fastenings and solid, stainless steel buckles, The Equipe Breast Check Breastplate looks stylish, yet functional. The elasticised dual straps enable the rider to adjust the breastplate for a perfect fit for extra... Read More

Veredus Soundless Fly-Fringe

Posted: 20/03/2020

The Veredus Soundless Fly-Fringe is hand crochet, made from washable and breathable cotton, and comes with the iconic Veredus logo on the front. The ears are made out of specialist sound-absorbing material which helps the horse to concentrate and reduce the possibility of the horse becoming distracted, especially during competitions. It... Read More

Cancellation: Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show 2020

Posted: 20/03/2020

We have been closely monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic as events have unfolded Nationally and Internationally. Following the Government public health guidance regarding social distancing, and the termination of non-essential travel, together with the statement that emergency services have been withdrawn from supporting mass gatherings, it is clear... Read More

New sponsorship partnership for Ethos Smart Bedding

Posted: 20/03/2020

New sponsorship partnership for award-winning brand, Ethos Smart Bedding IEC Equine Solutions, the company behind the award winning brand, Ethos Smart Bedding is delighted to announce the sponsorship of international event rider, Tyler Cassells. Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Innovation Awards for their action on sustainability at BETA International this year, Ethos... Read More

BETA Safety Week postponed

Posted: 20/03/2020

BETA Safety Week, the annual awareness-raising initiative promoting the importance of safety gear that is correctly fitted, fastened and up to standard, has been postponed until 27 June. The decision to reschedule this crucial campaign, planned to run from 28 March to 5 April, was taken as organisers followed government guidelines and... Read More

BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS CANCELLATION 2020

Posted: 20/03/2020

Following the Government’s COVID-19 public health restrictions and its statement that emergency services are withdrawn from supporting mass gatherings from Tuesday 17th March, we are sorry to announce it is no longer possible to stage Badminton Horse Trials between the 6th and 10th May in any capacity. This cancellation also includes... Read More

Aries Boots from EGO7

Posted: 19/03/2020

The EGO7 Aries boots are an innovative modern design combined with high end style. Anatomical shape and a cutting-edge design are the foundation of EGO7 boots to ensure great freedom of movement, lightness and excellent sensitivity with the horse. These super stylish full grain leather tall riding boots with innovative E-tex panel have... Read More

Riding Holiday Inspiration You Need From Ranch Rider

Posted: 18/03/2020

There may be restrictions on your current travel plans, but there's nothing stopping us from indulging in a little travel inspiration, our "Top five places to Saddle Up" supplying you with ready-made reasons to book a riding holiday once we turn the corner. We've covered all the bases, from fabulous family-friendly summer... Read More

New Spring Summer 2020 Saddle Pad Collection from Covalliero

Posted: 18/03/2020

Anatomically shaped, the Covalliero saddle pads have an underside quick-drying and breathable material. For convenience the saddle pad features saddle and belt loops with hook and loop fastener. Available in a great range of colours to match the Covalliero Spring Summer Clothing Collection. The saddle pad is easy-to-clean and machine washable at 30°C. Available in... Read More

Buying Tack for Your New Horse

Posted: 18/03/2020

Without doubt and thankfully times have changed! Not that many years ago many riders and owners would buy a new horse and expect the tack they already had to fit, while others requested to buy the existing tack – it might fit the horse but would it help with rider... Read More

Amerigo Masterclass Collection – Bespoke Fit and Design

Posted: 18/03/2020

A saddle should be as unique as your individual horse which is why every Amerigo Saddle is bespoke for the perfect fit, combining ultimate comfort with an unrivalled technical performance. Not forgetting the importance of style, the Masterclass collection saddles can be customised with coloured edging between the seat and... Read More

One Minute Reads – The History of Bits

Posted: 18/03/2020

A series of bit sized reads By Claire Lund of Bombers Bits Let’s find out more about horse bits. The early horsemen of Central Asia and Eastern Europe discovered a gap between the molars and incisors of the horse, and realised they could place something in this gap (see pic) to... Read More

Bucas Sweet-Itch Range

Posted: 17/03/2020

The Bucas Sweet-Itch rugs are made from a specially developed fabric that blocks entry from even the smallest of insects. Particular attention has been paid to the mane and tail areas ensuring that they are protected to prevent the itch – scratch cycle that is synonymous with Sweet Itch. The design is full... Read More

Express Service for Amerigo and Equipe Saddle Purchases

Posted: 17/03/2020

Distributed in the United Kingdom and Ireland by leading equestrian distributors, Zebra Products, Amerigo and Equipe are offering an express turnaround service on all saddles for a small payment of just 5% of the total saddle purchase. The express service takes the turnaround time down from the usual eight weeks to just... Read More

The Profound Effect of Horses on Autistic Riders

Posted: 17/03/2020

For autistic people, making sense of the world around them can be a challenge which can lead to behavioural problems, difficulties with communication, and intolerance to change. The condition can be extremely isolating for individuals who often have a profound lack of contact with other people, make no eye contact and struggle... Read More

Van Olst Horses Join Team TopSpec

Posted: 17/03/2020

Anne and Gertjan Van Olst are now feeding their competition horses on TopSpec. Lottie Fry who is based with Van Olst Horses has been feeding TopSpec for more than six years including her 2019 U25 champion ride Dark Legend. Photo: Lottie Fry and Everdale. Photo credit - Petra Kerschbaum / EQWO Following... Read More

Königs Springtime Offer

Posted: 17/03/2020

Are you in need of a new pair of riding boots? Königs has a brilliant offer running for a limited time, so don’t miss out. To celebrate the British Dressage Nationals, leading equestrian distributors Zebra Products has offered all their Königs retailers free of charge fitting for each of their customers that... Read More

Blue Snow Shampoo from Veredus

Posted: 17/03/2020

Veredus Blue Snow Shampoo has exceptional cleaning properties specifically designed for grey and white coats. It permanently removes dirt and stable stains and restores the natural colour of the coat. When using Veredus Blue Snow Shampoo, Veredus recommend wetting the coat before evenly distributing the shampoo. Rub in the shampoo. Leave to soak... Read More

Stabling manufacturer celebrates 100 years of achievement

Posted: 13/03/2020

Family run timber stabling manufacturer has plenty to celebrate as 2020 marks its centenary. Scotts of Thrapston has a proud reputation of turning timber into a range of products. The business started out producing products such as wheelbarrows and ladders and offered a selection of agricultural buildings, including poultry houses. Nowadays, that... Read More

Tickets released for Horse of the Year Show 2020

Posted: 12/03/2020

Tickets are now on sale for Horse of the Year Show which will be returning to the NEC Birmingham this year from 7th-11th October. From showing championships to scurry driving, dazzling displays to dressage, showjumping to shopping, and the hotly contested Pony Club mounted games, there is something for equestrians of all... Read More

Covalliero Active Jacket

Posted: 12/03/2020

This versatile and stylish sports jacket for women provides optimum performance and comfort as the breathable and highly elastic material composition ensures freedom of movement in and out of the saddle. The contrast stitching which creates a sporty and feminine look is complemented by the silver zip pulls on the handwarmer pockets... Read More

Cavalor Muscle Motion

Posted: 12/03/2020

Cavalor Muscle Motion provides supportive muscle care to ensure a healthy muscle function. During training and competition, by-products such as lactic acid and free radicals which can harm muscle cells are produced. If they are not neutralised they can damage muscle cells. By reducing the damaging effects of this waste, Cavalor Muscle... Read More

Equipe Platinum Oracle Special Dressage Saddle

Posted: 12/03/2020

The Equipe Platinum Oracle Special Dressage Saddle is designed with elegance in mind and is made from the finest Italian calfskin. Crafted in multi-layers and shaped through a steam process, the saddle’s wooden tree is reinforced with special steel to guarantee its strength and elasticity. Designed for the comfort of both horse and... Read More

Cavalor® Sponsor FEI Junior European Dressage Championships

Posted: 10/03/2020

Cavalor Direct, in association with equine distributors Zebra Products and Cavalor®, is delighted to announce the sponsorship of the FEI Junior European Dressage Championships taking place July 27 to August 2, 2020 at Hartpury University and College. Situated in the heart of Gloucestershire, the Championships offer exceptional competitor and spectator amenities in... Read More

Horse of the Year Show 2020 timetable released

Posted: 09/03/2020

Ahead of tickets going on general sale at 9am on Wednesday 11th March, the timetable for Horse of the Year Show 2020 has been released allowing you to plan your visit in advance. With exciting display announcements still to come, you can view the timetable on the HOYS website: hoys.co.uk/timetable. Along with... Read More

The Dutch Masters Live on Horse & Country

Posted: 09/03/2020

Exclusive Showjumping and Dressage Action fromThe Dutch Masters Live on Horse & Country Horse & Country is all set to live stream the world’s leading dressage and showjumping competitors in action as they head to The Dutch Masters 2020 from March 12 to 15 in the Brabanthallen in 's-Hertogenbosch. The event is one... Read More

Haygain sponsors British Dressage Intermediate II

Posted: 09/03/2020

Haygain sponsors British Dressage Intermediate II Championship 2020 Haygain hay steamers are delighted to announce their sponsorship of British Dressage Intermediate II for this year. Haygain is known for patented, science-backed products such as the hay steamer and the ComfortStall flooring system designed to help owners deal with the issues that come... Read More

NAF BOOSTS HARTPURY TITLE SPONSORSHIP FOR 2020

Posted: 05/03/2020

NAF has renewed and expanded its sponsorship deal with Hartpury, taking up the title sponsorship role at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage (1-5 July), Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular (14-16 July) and International Hartpury Horse Trials (12-16 August). The supplement company has sponsored the annual International Horse Trials since 2011 but will add... Read More

Could you benefit from an Equestrian Home Insurance policy?

Posted: 05/03/2020

As horse insurance experts we understand that owning an equestrian property brings unique risks that standard property owners would not need to consider, and non-specialist household insurers would not generally need to ensure there is cover for. The types of buildings and equipment required for keeping horses at home can often... Read More

Strangles alliance launched national week of action

Posted: 05/03/2020

Speaking out about Strangles is the focus of a new national week of action launched at the National Equine Forum by some of the UK’s largest equine welfare organisations. For the first time, the Animal Health Trust, the British Horse Society, Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Scotland’s Rural College... Read More

What went wrong in this equestrian child protection incident?

Posted: 05/03/2020

Let’s imagine a scenario in which a child visits your stables for a riding lesson with visible burn marks and bruises that don’t look accidental. You notice the child, who has never been to your stables before, is unusually quiet throughout the riding lesson. However, their parent seems happy, friendly, and... Read More

Do I need to stud up?

Posted: 05/03/2020

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

Featured Equestrian Property for Sale March 2020

Posted: 05/03/2020

HANDSOME STONE BUILT GRADE II LISTED RESIDENCE providing spacious accommodation and excellent EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES. Situated in the popular village of Hollington, this spacious property offers 4 Receptions, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms all in a delightful village position Timber double gates lead to a gravelled driveway and hard standing areas providing ample... Read More

PADDOCK FLAIL TOPPER MOWERS….” TIS THE SEASON”

Posted: 05/03/2020

Topping grass is essential for maintaining a healthy paddock. Regular maintenance of your paddock brings benefit to both horse and owner alike. Topping your paddock in the spring and throughout the season will help to control weed growth and coupled with regular paddock vacuuming to clear manure, this encourages strong new grass... Read More

Secure in the Saddle - Eventing

Posted: 04/03/2020

With the eventing season just around the corner the team at the Society of Master Saddlers offer advice on saddles to suit riders and horses in this exciting sport. Do you dream of riding at one of the major three-day-events on the sporting calendar or galloping round your local Pony Club one-day-event? In... Read More

New opportunities to train at Hickstead

Posted: 04/03/2020

New opportunities to train at Hickstead For the first time ever, riders will be able to hire a professionally-built showjumping course by the hour at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead. Following the launch of the huge all-weather cross-country schooling facility in October, Hickstead is now offering another arena for individual and... Read More

Historic Leather Company Thrives

Posted: 04/03/2020

Historic Leather Company Thrives After 2018 Customer Buyout J & E Sedgwick Ltd, the historic leather company in Walsall, is thriving 16 months on from being bought out by its biggest customer, Abbey England Ltd along with partners, Crawford and Kilger, thereby saving a core business within the equestrian industry supply. The company,... Read More

Truly Scrumptious - Equerry Minty Treats

Posted: 04/03/2020

Equerry Minty Treats make the perfect reward for your horse or pony and have a lovely spearmint flavour. These delicious healthy treats come in a 20kg size – ideal for larger yards or sharing! A healthy treat option, Minty Treats are fibre-based nuggets, low in sugar and are ‘Non-Heating’ and cereal-grain-free so they... Read More

La Garde Républicaine at Royal Windsor Show

Posted: 04/03/2020

LA GARDE RÉPUBLICAINE TO JOIN THE LINE-UP FOR THE EDWARDIAN PAGEANT AT ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW La Garde Républicaine, the mounted branch of the French National Gendarmerie, will be joining a stunning line up for The Edwardian Pageant at this year’s Royal Windsor Horse Show. Eight riders and sixteen horses will be... Read More

Team Hobday Join EGO7

Posted: 04/03/2020

Available in the UK thanks to well-known distributor Zebra Products, EGO7 has two new members in their sponsored rider team, eventing power couple Ben and Emma Hobday. The leading Italian brand based in Treviso, Italy, provides elegantly styled boots with a touch of glamour, ideal for riders looking for that polished look. One... Read More

On Solid Ground

Posted: 04/03/2020

To soft, too hard, how do you know when the ground conditions are good enough to compete and when you should save your horse for another day? Here event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber, helps us understand the effects of riding on ground that could be considered detrimental to your horse. The... Read More

TopSpec Support Bransby Horses with Weighbridge

Posted: 04/03/2020

An appeal by the team at Bransby Horses, following a difficult year which saw nearly half of their land under water, has led to TopSpec donating a brand new weighbridge to the charity. In January the rescue and welfare team had to move 42 horses and ponies to the new Barlings site... Read More

Tabitha Kyle Joins the Zebra Products Herd

Posted: 03/03/2020

Tabitha Kyle has secured a new sponsorship with well-known equestrian distributors, Zebra Products and the popular brand Bucas. At just 12-years-old Tabitha competes both nationally and internationally. 2019 proved extremely successful for the young International showjumper. Her highlights include being selected for the Children on Horses European Championships on her... Read More

2020 International Eventing Forum was the last

Posted: 02/03/2020

The 2020 International Eventing Forum has been the last, bringing to an end nearly two decades of world-class education. Since the inaugural date in 2004, the International Eventing Forum has grown into a ‘must attend’ pre-season fixture for both Eventing coaches and riders. However, they say that all good things must... Read More

Exciting New Partnership for BD and Horse & Country TV

Posted: 02/03/2020

British Dressage and Horse & Country are pleased to announce plans for extended dressage coverage thanks to a new partnership. As part of this new venture, H&C will be producing extensive live stream coverage of the first British Dressage Premier League show of the season, which takes place at Myerscough International Equine... Read More

Mattes Crescent Girth

Posted: 02/03/2020

Mattes prides itself on its expertise, skill and precision for the best equestrian sport products, and from in depth, long-term studies Mattes is only too aware of the importance of a correctly fitting girth. Mattes has a wide selection of girths suitable for different shapes and types of equines. For horses with... Read More

Maximising Joint Support for Competing Horses

Posted: 02/03/2020

Maximising Joint Support for Competing Horses with Bioavailable Turmeric As training and competing is in full swing over the summer months, delivering turmeric in a bioavailable form can provide support for the joints which is particularly beneficial for athletic horses. TurmerAid™ is a natural supplement that has been designed to provide the optimal... Read More

New Bucas Sweet-Itch X Light

Posted: 02/03/2020

The new Bucas Sweet-Itch X Light rug is made using the Bucas Sweet-Itch polyester fabric on the upper and an open mesh fabric on the lower part. The specially developed fabric blocks entry of even the smallest of insects. The upper part of the rug completely shields the areas of the horse... Read More

BETA Safety Week 2020

Posted: 02/03/2020

The British Equestrian Trade Association and its members – retailers and manufacturers – are joining forces for this year’s BETA Safety Week, which is back to drive home the importance of correctly fitted, fastened and up-to-standard safety gear and equipment such as body protectors, riding hats, hi-viz, footwear and stirrups. It will... Read More

VIP Hospitality for Equerry Bolesworth 2020

Posted: 02/03/2020

New Luxury Upgrades and VIP Hospitality at Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show 2020 Visiting this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show and want to enjoy the very best experience throughout the day? This year for the first time, spectators can start the day in style with a mouth-watering champagne breakfast at Bolesworth Castle. With... Read More

Spring Clean with Stable Shield

Posted: 02/03/2020

The wait is finally over, lighter nights, spring flowers and the prospect of summer is here. Now is the perfect time to get in to spring clean mode and Stable Shield can help. Completely gutting the stable, clearing all the bedding, dusting down the walls, scrubbing off any excess dirt will leave... Read More

Fleck Carbon Composite Dressage Whip

Posted: 28/02/2020

A new innovation in whip design, the Carbon Composite Ultralight Dressage Whip from Fleck is feather light and balanced to perfection. Offering a new concept in whips, the ultra-light design features strong high-tech carbon material; this enables the whip to be soft in the hand and in balance with the rider’s contact... Read More

Nathe Loose Ring Snaffle with Copper Middle Link

Posted: 28/02/2020

The Nathe Loose Ring Snaffle is a flexible bit with a copper middle link and is a good general option for horses of all disciplines and educational levels. The copper middle link encourages the acceptance of the bit and stimulates the flow of saliva and improves the chewing activity, which is a... Read More

The Forecast Is For A Stylish Spring

Posted: 27/02/2020

Come rain or shine, this spring/summer, British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech will keep you looking stylish in and out of the saddle with these new additions! Sat(in) Style The Equetech Ameilia Sleeveless Polo is a gorgeous sleeveless performance polo featuring a beautiful feminine ruffled satin collar, decorated with striking rhinestones gems. Designed to... Read More

Bucas Rug Wash

Posted: 27/02/2020

Bucas Rug Wash is ideal for use on waterproof and breathable rugs and fabric. For full guarantee on Bucas rugs, only Bucas Rug Wash should be used. This special phosphate-free wash is ideally suited for all waterproof and water repellent rugs as well as other articles of waterproof fabrics. Bucas rug... Read More

Horse drawn carriage rides at Ireland’s Castle Leslie Estate

Posted: 25/02/2020

Are you looking for a romantic, special gift for your loved one or special friend? Do you enjoy riding holidays, but for some reason are unable to ride, perhaps down to illness, injury or pregnancy? Then this beautiful trip could be for you… Why not consider a horse drawn carriage ride... Read More

The benefits of using a double bridle - with Bomber Bits

Posted: 25/02/2020

What are the benefits of using a double bridle, and when should we start? With Claire Lund of Bombers Bits I recently helped a customer with the following query – She asked: “I am currently riding my mare in a lozenge snaffle. She’s going well, but is sensitive. I am... Read More

‘Grow Your Own’ for a Healthier Horse

Posted: 25/02/2020

Gut health expert, EquiBiome, is a strong advocate for a varied natural diet for horses to improve diversity in the microbiome of the gut which leads to improved health and performance. Over the last 50 years there has been a dramatic decrease in plants and hedgerows due to modern farming methods which... Read More

Accessibility Support Officers

Posted: 25/02/2020

Accessibility Mark is opening doors to allow more disabled riders to participate in horse riding on a regular basis. Here we meet Accessibility Support Officers (ASO), Fiona Dent and Sally Hall who are helping to assess and train staff at newly accredited centres and also provide on-going support. Accessibility Support Officers are... Read More

Alltech to Continue its Association with Showing at Hickstead

Posted: 25/02/2020

Alltech to Continue Association with Showing at Hickstead in its Diamond Anniversary Year Leading animal nutrition company, Alltech, is delighted to continue to provide support for the showing classes at The Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (25-28 June). 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic Hickstead Derby and the opening of... Read More

On the Hoof

Posted: 24/02/2020

The hoof is a fascinating structure that supports the entire bodyweight of a horse, which considering an average 16hh horse can weigh around 500kg, is impressive. With this in mind it is easy to see why hoof health is so important to soundness and why injuries and ailments of the hoof can... Read More

Google and Infront Sports Veteran to Join Board of H&C

Posted: 21/02/2020

Horse & Country TV (H&C), the leading international equestrian sports network, is pleased to announce theappointment of sports media veteran, Claude Ruibal, to its board of directors. Ruibal is a senior level leader with extensive knowledge and experience with sports content creation, distribution and monetization across traditional and new digital platforms. He was most... Read More

Binks family return to support Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 19/02/2020

Binks family return to support Horse of the Year Show for fourth year The Binks family are thrilled to be continuing their support, for a fourth year, of a Horse of the Year Show Championship very close to their hearts. The family will be returning to sponsor the Show Hunter Pony of... Read More

Top Up Your Horse’s Forage For The Night Shift!

Posted: 18/02/2020

Horse and pony owners are becoming far more aware now of the importance of forage in their animals’ diets. Recommendations are that up to 100% of the equine diet should be provided by forage. The importance of fibre in the equine diet is because the horse’s highly developed large intestine... Read More

Linseed added to the British Horse Feeds Loyalty Scheme

Posted: 18/02/2020

Cooked Linseed Added to the British Horse Feeds Loyalty Scheme British Horse Feeds has been running a Loyalty Scheme since 2016, but with the addition of new product, Cooked Linseed, can this be included in the redemption of tokens? The good news is that you can collect Cooked Linseed rosette tokens to... Read More

BETA feed assurance scheme welcomes two new products

Posted: 17/02/2020

The British Equestrian Trade Association feed assurance scheme set up in 2016 to help owners identify feeds suitable for horses and ponies prone to equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) continues to grow and now has 16 products on its books. Spillers’ Ulca Fibre and Ulca Power Cubes are the very latest to... Read More

BETA works to boost British trade with Russia

Posted: 17/02/2020

The British Equestrian Trade Association welcomed a group of influential equestrian industry representatives from Russia last month as part of its mission to promote and grow international trade for British companies in a post-Brexit landscape. The delegates, including retailers, manufacturers, a member of the Russian Equestrian Federation and some from one of... Read More

2020 - A special year for Speedi-Beet

Posted: 14/02/2020

2020 - A Special Year for the Original & the Best Product Speedi-Beet This year, British Horse Feeds is celebrating Speedi-Beet’s 21st Anniversary, a huge moment for the brand and a great opportunity to reflect on the product’s success over the years. Back in 1999 British Horse Feeds, the equine feed division of... Read More

EGO7 Orion Field Boot

Posted: 14/02/2020

EGO7’s Orion Field Boot is superbly styled and designed with the latest technology and innovation. The boot combines all EGO7 footwear’s pioneering features for a modern profile and top Italian design. Created with an elastic laced front for both a classic and elegant look the boot has a sculpted calf design and EGO7... Read More

New Covalliero Sinara Polo Shirt

Posted: 13/02/2020

The new Covalliero Sinara Polo Shirt is both functional and stylish, the perfect addition to a Spring/Summer wardrobe. Made from cotton and elastane, the polo shirt is super comfortable. The timeless polo shirt features a three-button placket and Covalliero crest on the front for extra style. Available in a range of colours to... Read More

New Cavallo Ciora Pro Grip Bling C Breeches

Posted: 13/02/2020

The Ciora Pro Grip Bling C Breeches featured in the new Cavallo 2020 Competition Line are a must have item to any competing wardrobe. Featuring a Swarovski stone fastening for a subtle hint of glamour, the breeches have two front slit pockets with glitter print and matching glitter printed belt loops. The Cava... Read More

Equipe Emporio Grackle Bridle with Clincher Browband

Posted: 12/02/2020

The Equipe Emporio Grackle Bridle with Clincher Browband is a stunning bridle made from beautiful Italian leather, covered in calfskin. Featuring brass buckles as standard for a luxurious finish, the gentle bridle comes with a grackle noseband and sheepskin for added comfort. The metal clincher detailing on the browband and grackle adds an... Read More

Königs Noblesse Boots – Tall and Elegant

Posted: 12/02/2020

With their high dressage cut, the Königs Noblesse Boots are tall and elegant and provide a stylish look whether training at home or out on the competition circuit. The boots are specially made with a soft, comfortable inside for the height of luxury but have an extra hard stiffness on the outside... Read More

Covalliero Rita Transparent Rain Jacket

Posted: 11/02/2020

The handy Rita unisex Transparent Rain Jacket from Covalliero provides protection from the rain and fits comfortably over competition or casual clothing making it ideal for use on and off the yard. The waterproof rain jacket features a hood and has taped seams and a waterproof zip for optimum protection in wet... Read More

Equerry Bolesworth 2020 - Early Bird Ticket Offer – 30% OFF!

Posted: 11/02/2020

Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show 2020 Early Bird Ticket Offer – 30% OFF Heading to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show? Buy your tickets now to get 30% off in the Early Bird offer which runs until the end of March and includes free car parking. This year’s event takes place from June... Read More

Eventing Workshops at HMB Equestrian

Posted: 11/02/2020

Are you looking to gain that extra edge this season? Event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber, is running a series of pre-season eventing workshops at her HMB Equestrian base near York. Harriet is experienced in teaching riders of all abilities and will strive to ensure you achieve your goals. She will endeavour... Read More

Veredus E-Vento for Maximum Protection

Posted: 11/02/2020

The Veredus E-Vento Boots combine maximum protection with comfort to produce hard wearing protective cross country boots. They offer a combination of microperforated neoprene AEROX and 3D mesh ducted fabric to guarantee double ventilation to help keep legs cool. The double ventilation means the heat released from the horse’s legs passes through the... Read More

ARENA EVENTING TO STAR AT ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW

Posted: 11/02/2020

Top eventing stars will take part in Royal Windsor Horse Show’s first running of Arena Eventing, on Wednesday 13th May 2020, ensuring that potential team members in all three Olympic disciplines will be competing at the show ahead of Tokyo 2020. The new competition will see international riders compete over a course... Read More

Shine in the Uvex Suxxeed Starshine

Posted: 10/02/2020

The Suxxeed Starshine riding helmet from Uvex combines a popular glamour top with a sporty matt coated shell with a glossy frame featuring Swarovski® crystals. The helmet is a shining example of successfully pairing a sporty clean look with glamour. The Uvex Suxxeed Starshine brings pizzazz to any outfit. Made with innovative... Read More

Cavalor Bianco Wash

Posted: 10/02/2020

Cavalor Bianco Wash is fantastic for white and grey horses that need to be super clean, especially for the show ring. Whether its stubborn grass or stable stains that need removing this PH neutral shampoo is ideal for fighting those stubborn marks. A concentrated formula, this mild shampoo really does have super powers... Read More

Amerigo Pasubio Dressage Saddle

Posted: 10/02/2020

Leading Italian saddlery brand Amerigo, has designed the Pasubio dressage saddle for horses with shorter backs. From the wooden tree collection, the Pasubio dressage saddle has been specially created for short coupled horses, where there is limited room for the rider. The saddle also has an extra wide gullet to accommodate... Read More

Sponsor for HOYS Mountain and Moorland Classes

Posted: 07/02/2020

Sponsor Signs for Second Year to Support the HOYS Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Pony Classes in 2020 After another successful show in 2019, Horse of the Year Show is delighted to add Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrications Ltd. to the list of sponsors returning for a second consecutive year, backing the Mountain... Read More

Ponies Association (UK) to sponsor HOYS

Posted: 07/02/2020

HOYS Junior Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year Championship welcomes back Ponies Association (UK) as sponsors for 2020 Horse of the Year Show is delighted that Ponies Association (UK) has joined the line-up of sponsors looking forward to continuing their support of HOYS 2020 and the competitors involved in showing. A... Read More

All Steam Ahead For I’Anson Investment

Posted: 06/02/2020

Following on from plans released back in June 2019, I’Anson Brothers Ltd, parent company to British Horse Feeds, has had planning permission to proceed with their new production facility. Hambleton District Council planning committee has given unanimous approval for the leading North Yorkshire animal feed manufacturer, to build a new, £12m production... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property February 2020

Posted: 06/02/2020

Wayside Farm was built to an exceptionally high standard by the current owners some 12 years ago and has since been well maintained. The kitchen/living room is a particular feature of the house and combines separate living and kitchen spaces to form the ultimate family room. The sitting area is to... Read More

Feeding Forage and Avoiding Colic

Posted: 06/02/2020

The term colic essentially means abdominal pain, there are four main types: Impaction, Spasmodic, Tympanitic (gas) and Sand colic, episodes of which can range from very mild to life threatening. For the purpose of this article we will be focussing on how feeding forage can affect the risk for all types... Read More

The Importance of Sterile Wound Care

Posted: 06/02/2020

One of the major factors in delaying wound healing is the onset of infection and once an infection becomes established it can be a long and costly road to recovery. The time between an injury occurring and receiving treatment is critical as infection can take hold in as little as six... Read More

Time for a saddle check!

Posted: 06/02/2020

Spring is on the horizon, and many of us are giving our horses more work ready for the summer season, whether that means a series of competitions, or longer days to enjoy hacking. Plus the quality of the grazing will soon improve, adding to the factors influencing your horse’s shape.... Read More

Go the distance with our Equine degrees

Posted: 06/02/2020

Moreton Morrell College is a UK and international leader in the development and delivery of equine courses. For over 40 years, the college has provided specialist equine degree programmes, designed with industry input to enhance your employability. Subjects include equine performance coaching, equine science and equine therapy and rehabilitation offering career progression... Read More

Cavalleria Toscana Announce New Sponsorship

Posted: 05/02/2020

Cavalleria Toscana Announce New Sponsorship of Ben and Emma Hobday Leading Italian brand Cavalleria Toscana, much sought after for their collection of stylish and unique rider clothing, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Ben and Emma Hobday through well-known equestrian distributors Zebra Products. Distributed in the UK by Zebra Products, Cavalleria Toscana... Read More

Vale Farms Ltd to be Horse of the Year Show sponsors again

Posted: 05/02/2020

Vale Farms Ltd sign for second year as Horse of the Year Show sponsors The Gribbin family of Vale Farms Ltd are looking forward to sponsoring the Vale Farms Ltd Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year Championship once again at Horse of the Year Show 2020. From qualifying for the... Read More

Perfect feet with Mollichaff Hoofkind

Posted: 04/02/2020

Foot Perfect for Ex-Racehorses with Mollichaff HoofKind Complete Two ex-racehorses, owned by Kirsty Holder, were both having problems with poor feet. Copper Sound, a 15-year-old chestnut Thoroughbred gelding, had been raced in point-to-points and National Hunt until he was eight years old and then retired due to injury. Kirsty introduced him... Read More

Spanish Horse Whisperer at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Posted: 04/02/2020

SPANISH HORSE WHISPERER SANTI SERRA TO PERFORM IN THE 2020 ‘EDWARDIAN PAGEANT’ AT ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW Organisers of The Edwardian Pageant, held in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on the evenings of 14, 15 and 16 May, have announced the participation of world-famous horse whisperer Santi Serra. The Spanish performer... Read More

Price family support for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 04/02/2020

The Price Family shows their support to Horse of the Year Show for the fifth year The Price Family will return to Horse of the Year Show as class sponsors for the fifth consecutive year in 2020, supporting... Read More

SAS Consultancy sponsors Ashley Edmond

Posted: 03/02/2020

Sophie Slavin of SAS Consultancy is delighted to announce the sponsorship of Ashley Edmond. Ashley, an international 5* event rider from the South West of England, will receive social media support from SAS Consultancy during her 2020 season. Ashley and her top horse Triple Chance II (pictured) competed at Badminton in... Read More

USG and Kieffer Take on Admire PR

Posted: 03/02/2020

USG and Kieffer are delighted to announce their partnership with Admire PR who will handle their promotion in the UK market. Andrea Sexton of Admire enjoyed her first BETA with the German brands, “We had an excellent show and are looking forward to working with our distributors Battles and Hucklesbys as well... Read More

Saddle Fitting for the Wider Horse or Pony

Posted: 31/01/2020

Without doubt certain types of horses and ponies are by nature harder to fit and those with less wither and wider, flatter backs can prove thought-provoking when it comes to finding a suitable saddle. This type of conformation can lead to a host of issues which need to be discussed with... Read More

Abbey England is Business Finalist

Posted: 30/01/2020

Abbey England Business Finalist in North West Family Business Award Knutsford-based Abbey England is a finalist in two exciting categories for the prestigious North West Family Business Awards 2020. The team at Abbey England, is well known as manufacturers and distributors of an extensive product range and is a finalist in the Manufacturing... Read More

Königs Palermo Boots

Posted: 29/01/2020

The Königs Palermo Boots will have you sitting pretty in the dressage arena and set to impress the judges whether competing at Prelim or Grand Prix. These bespoke boots are made to the highest standards with perfection in mind and are tapered for a superb fit. Available in colour Black or Whisky with... Read More

Amerigo Vespucci Martingale

Posted: 29/01/2020

The Vespucci Martingale is fully adjustable at neck and girth for a comfortable fit. A martingale is a short-term corrective aid that applies pressure to help prevent a horse's head from coming up too high when being ridden. Available in Black, Brown, Australian Oak and Newmarket in size Full and priced at... Read More

Equipe EK-GO Special Saddle

Posted: 29/01/2020

The Equipe EK-GO Special Saddle is built on Equipe’s revolutionary carbon tree to offer the rider unrivalled contact with the horse. Designed to offer a unique fit for both horse and rider, it is a welcome addition to the Equipe carbon saddle range. The saddle features a more shapely tree suiting higher... Read More

TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Dates 2020

Posted: 29/01/2020

Save the Date forTheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show 2020 After another electrifying New Year’s Eve with Billy Twomey claiming the TheraPlate UK Grand Prix for the third time, the show is confirmed to open with the first performance to see in New Year’s Eve 2020! A major part of the city’s... Read More

New BETA NOPS Code for Bedding

Posted: 29/01/2020

The British Equestrian Trade Association is launching a new assurance scheme designed to help minimise the risk of prohibited substances occurring in all types of equine bedding. The BETA NOPS Code for Bedding is being introduced following the success of the BETA NOPS Code for Feed, which has nearly 90 companies... Read More

Saddle up this summer with Ranch Rider!

Posted: 29/01/2020

SAVE 20% (£199pp) on a working ranch holiday in Montana. Lying in the Clark Fork Valley, the Lonesome Spur is nestled between the snowy peaks of the Beartooth and Pryor mountains. Aside from tending to cattle, there will be plenty of time for novices to enjoy leisurely scenic rides and... Read More

Are You Competition Ready? Equetech has the answer!

Posted: 29/01/2020

You've been training your horse for months, refining your performance under saddle and your horse is feeling amazing, but could the same be said for your competition wardrobe? If your competition wardrobe has seen better days, then Equetech has plenty of new additions to tempt you: The Equetech Moonlight Jacket in Navy... Read More

Horse & Country Announces New Programme Line-up

Posted: 29/01/2020

Horse & Country Announces New Programme Line-up Including Record Live Sports Coverage Horse & Country TV (H&C) today announced a raft of new programmes scheduled to run across February and March this year. As well as a roster of brand new series and documentaries, the line-up includes a record number of live... Read More

Royal visit is icing on the cake for BETA International 2020

Posted: 27/01/2020

BETA International ended its final year at the NEC, Birmingham, on a high with a visit from Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, who addressed the show’s visitors after being introduced to exhibitors on a tour of the halls. “I do hope coming here helps you to focus on what to do,... Read More

Teddy Flies Solo with Alltech’s Support

Posted: 27/01/2020

Celebrating five years of continuous support for horses and ponies in the care of World Horse Welfare, Alltech is set to follow the progress of Teddy in 2020. Teddy is the foal born to Primrose who Alltech supported throughout 2019. The little cremello cob mare was found abandoned and suffering from severe... Read More

Colne Stud returds as Horse of the Year Show sponsor

Posted: 23/01/2020

The Colne Stud return as class sponsors at Horse of the Year Show 2020 Horse of the Year Show is pleased to once again welcome The Colne Stud as class sponsors for 2020. Founded in 1972, The Colne Stud has been going for 45 years under the care of wife and husband... Read More

How to manage dehydration in horses

Posted: 23/01/2020

Dehydration is something that horse owners are most likely to worry about during prolonged hot weather or when intense exercise means that their horse is visibly sweaty. However, it’s worth noting that there are plenty of other situations when horses are at risk of dehydration and some of them just might... Read More

Revolutionary Prebiotic Launched Following a Decade of Research

Posted: 23/01/2020

The EquiBiome Prebiotic is ‘restoring gut diversity through gene technology’ as a result of more than ten years of research which analysed the community of bacteria within hundreds of horses, both wild and domesticated, using the latest next- generation sequencing technology. This research enabled the development of the EquiBiome Prebiotic that has... Read More

New venue, new era for BETA International

Posted: 23/01/2020

BETA International is set for pastures new, with a bold and exciting move to NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, allowing the UK’s leading trade show for equestrian, pet, country and giftware a chance to grow and develop. The new venue will become home to BETA International from 2021, when the show takes over the... Read More

Horse & Country and EQ Sports Net join forces

Posted: 23/01/2020

Horse & Country and EQ Sports Net join forces to raise the bar on equestrian sports streaming Horse & Country TV (H&C), the leading international equestrian sports network, is pleased to announce its acquisition of the dominant US equestrian streaming provider, EQ Sports Net (EQSN). Fans of equestrian sports in the US and... Read More

Innovation is a winner at BETA International

Posted: 23/01/2020

BETA International’s Innovation Awards, with their fresh, new format for 2020, certainly hit the spot with the trade-only audience who gathered to hear the winning products announced as the first day of the show ended at the NEC, Birmingham, on Sunday 19 January. Sixty-four exciting new products were entered into the awards... Read More

Horsehage to supply Horse of the Year Show again.

Posted: 23/01/2020

HorseHage Returns as Official Forage Supplier at Horse of the Year Show 2020 HorseHage is gearing up to return to Horse of the Year Show for another year as Official Forage Supplier. Competitors will be able to purchase HorseHage products throughout their stay at the show. HorseHage is a high quality, dust-free bagged... Read More

Prestigious Awards at BETA International

Posted: 23/01/2020

This year’s BETA International saw young and talented apprentices and trainees competing for the top awards in the Society of Master Saddlers’ competitions over the three days. Always a popular draw for visitors to the trade fair, the apprentice competitions bring a lot of interest to the Saddlery Pavilion to see the... Read More

Zoe Wins Abbey England Saddlery Scholarship 2020

Posted: 23/01/2020

Abbey England launched its third Saddlery Scholarship with a prize of £500 worth of workshop tools and the lucky winner for 2020 is Zoe Hurst from Wiltshire. Zoe studied leatherworking at Capel Manor College and is currently completing the Friends of the Cotswolds Craft Apprenticeship at Cirencester Saddlery under the experienced tutelage... Read More

Horse & Country to Livestream ERA Charity Event

Posted: 23/01/2020

The Eventing Riders Association of Great Britain (ERA of GB) are delighted that Horse & Country (H&C), supported by the Cavewood Productions team, will be livestreaming the Australia Day (Sunday 26th January) fundraising event to a global equestrian audience. “ERA of GB is incredibly grateful to Horse & Country, and the team... Read More

BETA celebrates the best with Business Awards!

Posted: 23/01/2020

Companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the equestrian industry were celebrated at the 2020 BETA Business Awards. Winners of these prestigious accolades were announced during the British Equestrian Trade Association's annual Gala Dinner, at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham, on Monday 20 January. Guests at this high... Read More

BETA Lorinery Display Competition

Posted: 23/01/2020

Aivly Country Store, of Ringwood, Hampshire, was crowned winner of the BETA Lorinery Retail Display Competition for the second time at the British Equestrian Trade Association’s Business Awards last night. The award, which is supported by the Worshipful Company of Loriners, is designed to encourage high standards of in-store bit and bitting... Read More

News from around the stands at BETA International 2020

Posted: 17/01/2020

Exhibitors at BETA International 2020 have lined up some special events, promotions and celeb visitors on their stands to make the show experience truly memorable. Here are just some of the exciting activities... The BRITISH EQUESTRIAN TRADE ASSOCIATION (BETA) has news of its forthcoming NOPS bedding standard and EquiToolz, a training portal... Read More

Ride Dartmoor with Mary King MBE!

Posted: 16/01/2020

RIDE DARTMOOR WITH MARY KING MBE! Ride Dartmoor with British Three- Day Eventer and Olympic Legend Mary King MBE and explore deepest Dartmoor from horseback. Join Mary King MBE and ride deep into Dartmoor among the wild ponies, buzzards and cattle… “I can’t believe I’m following Mary King,” said Catherine Watts as she cantered... Read More

Feeding the Fizzy Horse Plus your chance to Q & A Horsehage!

Posted: 16/01/2020

Feeding horses that tend to be excitable or sharp can prove to be quite a challenge, especially if they drop weight easily, or are particularly fussy. With these individuals, it is equally important to look at their management routines and environment to ensure that any potentially stressful situations are kept to... Read More

Winter….

Posted: 16/01/2020

Holly is described as ‘bargy’. She has injured several people in her hurry to leave her stable after breakfast, and if you can get her safely out of the barn, she will drag you all the way to the field. Red is nearly un-rideable over the winter months. He spooks at everything,... Read More

Equestrian Property for Sale January 2020

Posted: 16/01/2020

Flax Hill is a wonderful equestrian property located in the village of Ufton, near Leamington Spa. This property presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a large detached residence in its own grounds and adjoining paddock extending to 5.87 acres. Flax Hill provides generous living space along with superb EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES... Read More

Elevate your riding and coaching to new heights in 2020

Posted: 16/01/2020

Dr Tracey Cole, the UK’s leading equestrian-focused NLP and hypnosis Master Coach and Trainer, is delighted to unveil a brand-new course for 2020, Empowered Equestrian™ Coach Training. This totally unique programme will deliver riders, coaches and instructors with the confidence and focus they need to take their personal performance or business... Read More

Make your New Year’s biosecurity resolutions!

Posted: 16/01/2020

Make your New Year’s biosecurity resolutions! Are you feeling motivated to build some new good habits in the New Year? While we’re all quick to make resolutions about ourselves, why not commit to making some positive changes to help protect your horse from infectious disease? As part of its award-winning #StampOutStrangles campaign, Redwings... Read More

New Design for Mollichaff Range of Chaffs

Posted: 16/01/2020

Look out for the brand new packaging on Mollichaff’s range of high fibre chaffs! The brand has kept its cream coloured bags but has updated the front bag image to fit alongside its complete feed range, featuring the outline of the complete feeds’ horse’s head. The new modern design keeps the... Read More

Nathe Bits Join the Sprenger Product Range

Posted: 16/01/2020

Sprenger is delighted to announce their implementation of the brand Nathe into their program. Nathe will officially be distributed by Sprenger in the United Kingdom and Ireland by well-known equestrian distributors Zebra Products. Nathe bits are known for being suitable for sensitive horses as they are extremely soft and gentle to the horse’s... Read More

Senior British Showjumping Live from Arena UK on Horse & Country

Posted: 15/01/2020

GOT the winter blues or your horses are resting but you still need your winter showjumping fix? Thanks to Horse & Country you can keep up to date on the regional county showjumping scene from the comfort of your arm chair. The Horse & Country team is live streaming all the action... Read More

Delta Pro Jockey Bat from Fleck

Posted: 15/01/2020

The Delta Pro Jockey Bat from Fleck is a classic bat handmade by experts to the highest standards from the finest materials and complies with the new British Showjumping rules that came into place this year. The new British Showjumping rules have also been adopted by the British Riding Clubs, making the... Read More

Talking HorseHage & Mollichaff at Your Riding Club

Posted: 15/01/2020

These days we have so much information at our finger tips with computers, smartphones and tablets, but nothing beats a face to face presentation with a real person to whom you can ask questions. Our sales team has a wealth of experience in equine feeding and would be very happy to... Read More

Speedi-Beet supports Australian Horse Owners with Donation

Posted: 15/01/2020

British Horse Feeds Supports Australian Horse Owners with Speedi-Beet Donation Following the plight of horses and ponies due to the devastating fires in Australia, British Horse Feeds has made a generous donation to help owners throughout the country. British Horse Feeds’ team has donated 600 bags of Speedi-Beet for retailers to hand out... Read More

British Show Pony Society returns for HOYS 2020

Posted: 15/01/2020

Horse of the Year Show is pleased to welcome back the British Show Pony Society as class sponsors in 2020. The British Show Pony Society Children’s Riding Pony of the Year will take place in the TopSpec Arena at HOYS in October. Since its establishment in 1949, the British Show Pony Society... Read More

Take to the Saddle with Accessibility Mark

Posted: 15/01/2020

Research has confirmed that many disabled people would like to be more active with seven in 10 wanting to increase their activity levels. Participating in sport can increase self-confidence and has many other health benefits, and as well as being fun, achieving goals, however small can be empowering. With the start of a... Read More

A Great All-Rounder Glove - Uvex CRX700

Posted: 14/01/2020

The Uvex CRX700 glove is perfect for the cooler, wet season and is a great all-rounder in the stable. Thanks to the Schoeller® Soft Shell material with wind and water repellent properties, as well as heat retaining properties, the glove is breathable and warming. The... Read More

Cavalor Emergency 911

Posted: 14/01/2020

Cavalor Emergency 911 is a fast-acting, easily digestible supplement meant for the urgent treatment of colic symptoms and support of the internal system during transport. Easily administered from a tube, the supplement contains prebiotics to help strengthen good bacteria in the internal tract. Cavalor Emergency 911 helps to prevent colic by supporting the... Read More

EGO7 Taurus for Style and Comfort

Posted: 14/01/2020

The EGO7 short leather Taurus boots are designed with a stylish front zipper and an elegant stitched toe cap boasting innovation with high-end Italian style. Thanks to the lateral elastic panels and back padded cushions these paddock boots guarantee freedom of movement, breathability and a perfect slim-fit. EGO7 field boots are practical, comfortable... Read More

Stable Shield Hits the New Criteria Set by Racing Industry

Posted: 13/01/2020

At the beginning of the year in the UK there were outbreaks of Equine Influenza forcing some race meetings to be abandoned to reduce the risk of spreading the disease. Subsequently the National Trainers Federation (NTF) had the objective to improve the standards of hygiene at racecourse stables. Research was carried out... Read More

Trendy Denim Breeches From Cavallo

Posted: 10/01/2020

Most riders like the casual look whether they are at home or on the yard and the new Chaya Pro Grip denim breeches from Cavallo tick all the right boxes. For style, the breeches feature scratch/rips in the denim and rhinestone detailing for an urban affect. The five pocket design on the... Read More

Win £1000 for your team or club with Pegasus Jewellery!

Posted: 10/01/2020

Win £1000 for your team or club with Pegasus Jewellery’s new #kickonforkids campaign! Leading equestrian jeweller Pegasus Jewellery is delighted to announce a brand-new competition that gives our brilliant UK childrens clubs and teams the chance to win an amazing £1000! The competition will launch on Friday the 10th of January, perfect... Read More

Horse of the Year Show 2020 Qualifiers Announced

Posted: 10/01/2020

To start the New Year off with a bang, Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) are delighted to announce that the showing qualifiers for the 2020 season have just been added to the HOYS website: hoys.co.uk/competitor-zone/showing-qualifiers Competitors can now look forward to the nine-month journey ahead with the hopes of being crowned... Read More

Bucas Irish Turnout Light Rug

Posted: 10/01/2020

The Bucas Irish Turnout Light Rug is a performance rug that gives value for money and super flexibility to suit your horse’s needs. The Irish Turnout Light Rug is the perfect extra layer with 50g fill of insulation and can be used with the Bucas Quilts and Cooler rugs. Waterproof and breathable, this... Read More

Covalliero Quilted Waistcoat

Posted: 10/01/2020

This versatile ladies’ Covalliero Quilted Waistcoat is a ‘must have’ for your wardrobe all year round. Lightly padded and water resistant, wear over a single layer or add extra warmth in cold weather underneath a jacket. A two-way zip fastener ensures a comfortable fit in the saddle and gives freedom of movement.... Read More

Keeping Saddlery in Good Condition

Posted: 09/01/2020

In the horse world there are many guiding principles developed over many years. When it comes to saddle safety three areas to consider are regular checks to ensure correct fit, good and thorough cleaning and checks for safety and repair. When cleaning saddles and bridles this is the ideal time to check for... Read More

BADMINTON OPENS BOX OFFICE FOR EIGHTH DECADE

Posted: 09/01/2020

Badminton Horse Trials, one of the most established equestrian sporting events, is set to enter a remarkable eighth decade, with the Box Office for advance tickets opening to the public on Monday, 13th January, offering discounts for early booking. Badminton, which was recently voted the ‘Best Event Award - Outdoor Eventing’ by... Read More

James Avery Joins the Zebra Products’ Herd

Posted: 06/01/2020

Kiwi rider James Avery has secured a new sponsorship with well-known equestrian distributors, Zebra Products. James will be joining the herd under the brands Cavalleria Toscana, EGO7 and Uvex. Originally a farrier from Nelson in New Zealand, James won the NZ National Young Rider Three-day Event title in 2011 at the South... Read More

New equine degree is launched at Hartpury

Posted: 06/01/2020

Hartpury University has launched a new equine degree driven by industry experts to enable graduates to succeed in the global equine industry. The BSc (Hons) Equine Performance with Rehabilitation degree at Hartpury – among the largest equine education establishments in the world – will provide students with knowledge of the latest scientific... Read More

Amerigo Vega Dressage Special

Posted: 06/01/2020

Amerigo Vega Dressage Special – Suitable for Many Horses and Riders Made using a specially created synthetic tree incorporating a tempered steel head iron, the Amerigo Vega Dressage Special saddle reflects the most popular measurements, and has produced a very flexible saddle that is suitable for many horses and riders. Amerigo is best... Read More

Is a Loss of Biodiversity Making Your Horse Fat?

Posted: 06/01/2020

Modern farming methods have reduced the range of plants to a critical point, the loss of biodiversity means the average horse pasture may well lack important phytonutrients linked to healthy metabolism causing an excessive weight gain, together with a ‘cresty’ neck and fat pads on the neck, quarters and around the... Read More

Jumping Into A New Season

Posted: 06/01/2020

The new Childéric FMPL Saddle is a hybrid close contact event/jump saddle. Offering the ultimate in close contact and comfort for the horse, this model features integrated panels & innovative flap design offering extended freedom at the wither and shoulder. Fans of the saddle include eventers Mike Ryan, James Avery and showjumper... Read More

Mountain and Moorland HOYS Qualifiers at new Show

Posted: 06/01/2020

New Carmarthenshire-based show features full set of Mountain and Moorland HOYS Qualifiers The Native Breeds Ridden Festival, based in Wales, will welcome 15 new Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) qualifiers in 2020. Organised by the West Wales Horse & Pony Enthusiasts (WWHPE), the event will run at United Counties Showground in... Read More

Helping Riders achieve their Dreams with Accessibility Mark

Posted: 06/01/2020

Foxhills Riding Centre – Helping Riders achieve their Dreams with Accessibility Mark Foxhills Riding Centre based in Bar Beacon, Walsall is hoping to help more disabled riders achieve their dreams with the help of Accessibility Mark. Accessibility Mark is a nationwide joint scheme between Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and the... Read More

Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show 2020

Posted: 06/01/2020

A fusion of world-class equestrian sport, lifestyle and hospitality awaits as the 2020 Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show enters a new era. A key date in the equestrian calendar and held in the stunning surrounds of Bolesworth Castle in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, the show takes place June 9 to 14. Bringing together... Read More

Top Riders to Host New Monthly Masterclasses on H&C TV

Posted: 06/01/2020

Top Riders to Host New Monthly Masterclasses on Horse & Country Throughout 2020 Thanks to the popularity of the TRAINING & LEARNING ‘Masterclass Xtra’ series, Horse & Country will start 2020 with an exciting new line-up of top riders sharing their unique insights and techniques for success. Horse & Country subscribers can enjoy... Read More

Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show - Round up I

Posted: 02/01/2020

Thrilling Victory for Harriet Nuttall to get Liverpool Underway Great Britain's Harriet Nuttall launched the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show with a thrilling victory in Saturday's opening four-star class. The two-phase competition, which included a jump-off element for those clear after the first stage, reached a gripping conclusion at the... Read More

Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Round up II

Posted: 02/01/2020

Carl and Nip Tuck Dance to Liverpool Win Carl Hester saluted his "pretty clever old thing" Nip Tuck after he brought his dressage music to the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show. Carl, who helped Great Britain win team gold at the London Olympics, delighted an appreciative, enthralled audience at the... Read More

Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Round Up III

Posted: 02/01/2020

Lily Continues Run of British Success at Liverpool Lily Attwood continued a run of British success at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show by winning the Voltaire Design speed class on Sunday. Lily followed up four-star international wins for Harriet Nuttall and Guy Williams, at whose Yorkshire yard she is... Read More

Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Round Up IV

Posted: 02/01/2020

The Sky’s the Limit for Holly and Denver British Nations Cup star Holly Smith showcased the quality of new ride Denver to end a thrilling day's action at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show. Leicestershire-based Holly, a major candidate to make the Great Britain team for next year's Tokyo Olympics,... Read More

Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Round Up V

Posted: 02/01/2020

Daniel’s New Partnership Heads to Convincing Win Ireland's Daniel Coyle delivered a victory that probably surprised even himself at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show on Monday night. Daniel had not ridden 11-year-old Donjo until this week, but it was never apparent as they convincingly took the Old Lodge Stud... Read More

a Host of New Experiences at TheraPlate UK LIHS

Posted: 24/12/2019

VISITORS to this year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show can enjoy a host of fantastic ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences. For 2019, organisers have announced new ‘Audience With’ sessions as well as exclusive Champagne Receptions with Meet and Greets and Coursewalks. Not only can spectators enjoy world class entertainment in the Main... Read More

Veredus E-vento for Maximum Protection

Posted: 24/12/2019

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 lightweight... Read More

Stay warm this winter with the new Opus Cavallo Jacket

Posted: 24/12/2019

Pairing great style with functionality makes the new quilted Cavallo Opus jacket a wardrobe essential for this winter. This short, loose fitting ladies jacket is designed to keep riders warm thanks to the down fill, high neck and elasticated cuffs and base to keep the warmth in. Perfect for the yard environment, the... Read More

Watch the Australian International 3 Day Event Highlights

Posted: 24/12/2019

The 2019 Australian International 3 Day Event highlights are now available exclusively to subscribers worldwide on Horse & Country. Australia’s only CCI five star event never disappoints with its vibrant city centre back drop in Adelaide’s picturesque East Parklands, as world class horse and rider combinations battle it out for the... Read More

IRISH EYES ARE SMILING AGAIN ON DAY FOUR OF OLYMPIA

Posted: 24/12/2019

The fourth day of Olympia, The London International Horse Show provided top class sport and entertainment from the outset, with another exceptional day for Great Britain. William Whitaker, fresh from victory in last night’s Cayenne Puissance, took the opening CSI5* Show Jumping competition of the day, The Shelley Ashman International Shipping... Read More

FULL SPEED AHEAD ON RACE NIGHT AT OLYMPIA,

Posted: 24/12/2019

Race Night returned to Olympia, The London International Horse Show on day five of the Show, with fast and furious action throughout. The Markel Jockeys Jumping in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund saw Bridget Andrews' team of girls beat their male counterparts, including Sir AP McCoy, as a selection of... Read More

FUCHS' SINNER IS A SAINT at Olympia

Posted: 24/12/2019

Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs brought his storming year to a close with a superbly ridden win in the eighth leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™. The reigning European Champion, fresh from a big win in Geneva last weekend, was second to go in a six-horse jump-off and pulled off a brilliantly... Read More

SHEER EXELL-ENCE AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 24/12/2019

The penultimate day of Olympia, The London International Horse Show featured two top-class FEI World Cup™ competitions in Show Jumping and Driving, where the world’s best athletes went head-to-head in thrilling performances which wowed the crowds. The FEI Driving World Cup™ presented by Eurofip International was once again dominated by Australia's... Read More

BRITS ON TOP ON FINAL DAY OF OLYMPIA,

Posted: 24/12/2019

Olympia, The London International Horse Show concluded in spectacular fashion, with the world’s top Show Jumpers in action in the Turkish Airlines Olympia Grand Prix, which was won by Britain's Scott Brash. Meanwhile Emanuele Gaudiano demonstrated why he is known as one of the fastest riders on the circuit with a... Read More

OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW REPORT

Posted: 19/12/2019

DOUBLE DELIGHT AS WHITAKER AND PENDER SHARE PUISSANCE SPOILS The third day of action at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, welcomed the world’s best show jumpers to Olympia Grand. Seven of the top ten riders attended, with Britain’s Holly Smith getting the Show off to a flying start by taking the... Read More

Bucas Quilt 150g Stay-Dry

Posted: 19/12/2019

The Bucas Quilt 150g Stay-dry is a super versatile stable rug that can be used on its own or as an extra layer underneath a Bucas turnout or Bucas stable rug. With stay-dry lining, it can be put on a wet horse as the material wicks the... Read More

New Kalifornia Dressage Saddle From Equipe

Posted: 19/12/2019

The new Kalifornia Dressage Saddle from Equipe is part of the E-Carbon collection. The carbon saddle tree has been completely redesigned to better enfold the rider’s pelvis and is characterised by a taller cantle which improves the rider’s support. The innovation also concerns the design of the rider’s knee rolls, specifically studied to... Read More

Covalliero Techno Riding Breeches

Posted: 19/12/2019

These super stylish breeches are designed with high quality micro-fibres and cotton to make them breathable and extremely comfortable with 4-way movement. The stretchable textile leather full seat enhances performance in the saddle while the ElastoSoft material on the leg cuffs ensures these breeches are free from irritating pressure... Read More

Trainer Chris Bogues offers tips for riders

Posted: 18/12/2019

Trainer Chris Bogues offers tips for riders on maintaining a healthy back and detecting ‘movement patterns’ With many of us over-indulging at Christmas, moving around less due to time off work, and even getting in less riding over the new few weeks, there's a chance when we get back in the saddle,... Read More

OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT

Posted: 17/12/2019

BRITAIN REIGNS SUPREME ON FIRST NIGHT OF OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW The World's best Dressage riders were out in force on day one of Olympia, The London International Horse Show, where Charlotte Dujardin was crowned winner of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Grand Prix supported by Horse & Hound. In addition... Read More

THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY MOUNTED REGIMENT ARRIVE AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 16/12/2019

THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY MOUNTED REGIMENT ARRIVE AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW Olympia, The London International Horse Show, taking place from 16-22 December 2019, brings almost 400 horses to central London for elite international competitions, equestrian displays and performances. As the UK’s largest indoor Show, and the only Show to host... Read More

Full Steam Ahead

Posted: 16/12/2019

Racehorse trainer reports anecdotal evidence of steamed hay’s benefits while renowned Purdue veterinarians sort encouraging findings from new research on respiratory health. Joe Davis has been a successful Thoroughbred racehorse trainer for 30 years and has always understood the common-sense correlation between healthy respiratory function and performance. Oxygen transferred from the... Read More

NLP and Time Line Therapy® from Tara Punter PR

Posted: 13/12/2019

Get set for success in 2020 and beyond with NLP and Time Line Therapy® from Tara Punter PR In an exciting development that will deliver brilliant benefits to her clients, Tara Best, founder and director of leading rural and equestrian PR company Tara Punter PR, is delighted to announce she is... Read More

Stars at Theraplate UK Liverpool International

Posted: 13/12/2019

World Class Equestrian Stars Head to the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Excitement is building as world class equestrian stars are confirmed in the line-up for The TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show at the M&S Bank Arena – December 28 to 31. From the very best showjumping in the TheraPlate UK... Read More

*Insights from Legends*

Posted: 11/12/2019

Top class speakers lined up for the 2020 International Eventing Forum. If you plan to compete to win in 2020, or coach riders of any level to competitive success, the International Eventing Forum is a must attend for you. Taking place at Hartpury Equine, Gloucester on Monday 3rd February, IEF20 brings together some... Read More

Personalised equestrian perfection in a new gift box

Posted: 11/12/2019

Personalised equestrian perfection in a new gift box for the junior riders in your life Hooves & Love’s latest addition to their brilliant collection of equestrian-themed gift boxes has been designed to delight our younger horse lovers. Just like the rest of the brand’s gift boxes, the Young Rider’s Gift Box... Read More

Showjumping at CHI Geneva Live on Horse & Country

Posted: 10/12/2019

Horse & Country is set to live stream the best riders in the world as they head to the banks of Lake Geneva for the last Rolex Grand Slam Major of the year. Riders face the ultimate challenge in one of the highlights of the showjumping calendar at this prestigious venue. This world... Read More

Inspirational RDA Rider Receives Award

Posted: 10/12/2019

Inspirational RDA Rider Receives Award from The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers It was a day to remember for Richard Brumby when he received an award from The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers at Ingestre Stables, based in Stafford. Richard, who is deaf and blind and has Asperger’s Syndrome rides with the Stafford Riding for... Read More

Banish your horse’s winter woes with Aloeride

Posted: 10/12/2019

This Christmas banish your horse’s winter woes with a ‘wow’ by feeding Aloeride! Alongside daily grooming and good hygiene practices, this organic aloe vera supplement can help maintain healthy skin and hooves and encourage a shiny coat from the inside out. Aloeride not only helps to promote healthy skin, condition hooves,... Read More

Stocking Fillers To Fill Them With Joy!

Posted: 10/12/2019

Looking for some fabulous Secret Santa suggestions or Super Stocking Fillers? Then, Equetech has some great ideas for the horsey friend or family member in your life: The Equetech Crystal Plaiting Bands make great stocking fillers and are designed to fit over your horse’s elastic plaiting bands for ‘bling in the... Read More

Sparkle with Fleck

Posted: 10/12/2019

Launched at SPOGA, the new Economy SilkTouch Crystal Jumping Bat is the perfect Christmas gift for those friends who love some sparkle. Make a spectacular entrance with Fleck’s Economy SilkTouch Crystal Jumping Bat. A super stylish whip, with black shaft and handle, the grip is wrapped with sparkling crystals and its... Read More

Personalised Stockings from Hooves & Love

Posted: 10/12/2019

Hooves & Love, who create beautiful gift boxes packed with unique presents for horse lovers, unveil their Personalised Christmas Stocking, ready for the perfect equestrian-themed yuletide this winter! This British-made stocking is crafted from soft cream fabric and decorated with a glittering gold horse head with a fabulous pompom mane. The... Read More

Gifts for your horse from IV Horse!

Posted: 10/12/2019

Discerning horse owners know all about the fab range of grooming products UK made by IV Horse, but did you know they also make a unique, premium quality lead rope? Super strong & handcrafted from cotton-feel single spun acrylic fibres that are great to hold, naturally anti-bacterial, do not absorb moisture... Read More

Treat your horse with an Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt

Posted: 10/12/2019

Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt Handheld, battery operated horse massage mitt. The quick, effective and easy to use Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt helps to promote relaxation and improve flexibility. For use on muscle groups in the back, neck, quarters and hamstrings. Perfect before exercise as part of warm up. 2 year product warranty. £125.00 for more... Read More

Quality footwear from Harrington & Willoughby

Posted: 10/12/2019

At last! Your chance to get your hands on premium quality footwear at affordable prices. Fed up of paying over the odds for the quality you need? Try the new Harrington and Willoughby range crafted from sumptuous, full-grain European leather, with leather lining & latex footbed for support and super squishy... Read More

Königs Boot Bag – A Great Festive Gift

Posted: 10/12/2019

The Königs Boot Bag is a great Christmas gift. This padded boot bag is essential for keeping your boots clean and in one place ready for action. It features the stylish Königs logo and allows you to transport and store your boots safely. For spurs, gloves or other accessories, the bag also includes... Read More

MagicBrush – Limited Edition Union Jack Design

Posted: 10/12/2019

Looking for a fun but essential Christmas gift? Additionally and especially for the UK, MagicBrush has designed a Limited Edition set of brushes in the colours of the British flag with brushes in red, white and blue. The brushes are great for cleaning, massaging and grooming horses, they are also... Read More

Simply the best Christmas gifts from Simply Equine!

Posted: 10/12/2019

Simply Equine is your first port of call for Equestrian DVD's and as an Equestrian Index user, you get a fantastic 10% discount on any order by using the code EQIND 10 at the checkout! We have a brand new website for our extensive range of almost 200 titles covering... Read More

The Smart Choice this Christmas!

Posted: 10/12/2019

THE SMART BUNKER Product: The perfect storage bin for animal feed. Whether it is for your farm animal or family pet, the Smart Bunker has an easy to operate dispense lever and it keeps animal feed dry, fresh (first in, first out) and vermin proof. Tester Hannah Rubie-Todd says: The bunker is sturdy... Read More

Get the NEW WOW Release Switcha girth this Christmas

Posted: 10/12/2019

For riders needing both a flatwork and stud girth, the new WOW Release Switcha girth provides both! It can quickly be converted from straight to stud girth; and used on all saddle makes. Both forms include a secure attachment point for breastplates and martingales. Combining key features... Read More

‘Ultimate Gloss’ from Mane ‘n Tail for dazzilng finish

Posted: 09/12/2019

Mane ‘n Tail Ultimate Gloss Shampoo from Leading American grooming brand, Straight Arrow Products, Inc, provides the horse with a gentle, deep cleansing wash, leaving the coat soft and silky with a premium, reflective shine. Coats, manes and tails will be shiny, silky and residue-free. The shampoo helps to eliminate dry... Read More

DON’T MISS THE ACTION AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 09/12/2019

DON’T MISS THE ACTION: OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW ANNOUNCES LIVE TV AND STREAMING SCHEDULE Olympia, The London International Horse Show announced today the live TV broadcast and streaming schedule which will take the Show out beyond the four walls of the Olympia halls. High viewing demand is anticipated for the... Read More

RDA Winners at the British Horse Society Awards

Posted: 09/12/2019

RDA Winners at the British Horse Society Awards Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) was well represented amongst the winners at the The British Horse Society’s (BHS) annual awards ceremony at Saddlers’ Hall in London. The BHS Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the society’s volunteers, supporters and partners over the past year,... Read More

Helping to prevent winter coughs in stabled horses with Haygain

Posted: 09/12/2019

The recent wet weather has turned fields across the UK into mud baths and made life very tough for horse owners - and we’re still only on the cusp of winter! If you’re protecting your grassland by restricting the amount of time horses spend out in their field, then it’s possible... Read More

Top tips for winter feeding on a budget with British Horse Feeds

Posted: 05/12/2019

Winter can truly be a difficult time for some horse owners; limited turnout, soggy paddocks, heavy rugs, frozen taps etc. and feeding our horses and ponies can get quite expensive, relying heavily on our valued feed brands. Here Dr Tom Shurlock, consultant nutritionist for British Horse Feeds, offers his advice on... Read More

Why should equestrians understand safeguarding?

Posted: 05/12/2019

I doubt anyone reading this wants to think about the potential abuse of vulnerable adults or children. Why would you? The subject is not something anyone would choose to have to deal with or want to be part of their day. Sadly though, abuse whether physical, sexual or psychological, does happen,... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property December 2019

Posted: 05/12/2019

Lower Stunts Green Farm is approached from the road via an in and out driveway, one of the gates being electric. There is a parking area for horse lorries which in turn leads in to a further parking area for cars. There is a comprehensive selection of Equestrian facilities which include a... Read More

Interactive Hat & Body Protector Advice with SEIB

Posted: 05/12/2019

Whether you’re a happy hacker or a professional show jumper having a correctly fitted hat and body protector is essential. As horse insurance specialists and with help from our friends at BETA we’ve created a handy interactive guide that gives you top tips for ensuring that your riding hat and body protector... Read More

Embrace Mother Nature With New Riding Holidays From Ranch Rider

Posted: 05/12/2019

In 2020, riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider will be introducing new ways to embrace Mother Nature on horseback, its latest selection of equine journeys giving you the opportunity to explore North America’s backcountry and Africa’s game-rich wilderness locations. The tour operator is adding ranches and experiences to its Arizona, Colorado, Montana,... Read More

Equitex - Redefining the Saddle Pad

Posted: 05/12/2019

The Saddle Pad Company is proud to announce the official launch of Equitex Saddle Pads at Olympia, the London International Horse Show 16th – 22nd December. Equitex Saddle Pads have been developed in Italy by Johannes Spitaler, a specialist equine chiropractor and designed to protect the horse’s back from the pressures and... Read More

Ros Canter and Caroline Moore on Horse & Country

Posted: 05/12/2019

Train to Win with Ros Canter and Caroline Moore on Horse & Country WHO better to learn from than current World Eventing Champion, Ros Canter and Team GBR trainer, Caroline Moore. Horse & Country is thrilled to bring you an exclusive training show from this vastly experienced team following their hit training series,... Read More

Box Office opens for Hickstead’s 60th anniversary show season

Posted: 05/12/2019

The Hickstead Box Office has officially opened, with tickets going on sale for its two flagship international events. Next season is set to be an extra special year, as 2020 marks 60 years since the All England Jumping Course first opened. After the inaugural Hickstead events were held in 1960, the showground... Read More

Horse & Country to Launch New Free Streaming Channel

Posted: 05/12/2019

Horse & Country, the leading international equestrian sports network, announced today the launch of a new 24/7 channel scheduled for early 2020. Named H&C Free, the service will be completely free to view worldwide, featuring programmes from H&C’s four core genres: Sport, Training & Learning, Entertainment and Documentary. H&C Free will... Read More

Leading Event Riders Set to Thrill

Posted: 05/12/2019

Leading Event Riders Set to Thrill in Exciting John Oates Horseboxes Eventing Grand Prix Final FROM Olympic eventing legends to some of the country’s rising stars, the M&S Bank Arena at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show is set to be turbo charged for the John Oates Horseboxes Eventing Grand Prix... Read More

Winter Warm & Stylish

Posted: 04/12/2019

Whether you're out in the field, hacking, schooling or undertaking yard duties, the Equetech Winter Collection has made winter and horses just a little more bearable! Whether you're schooling or hacking this winter, the Equetech Arctic Thermal Under Breeches are your secret weapon against cold legs! A plush cosy lining... Read More

Magnetic Magic!

Posted: 04/12/2019

Following the launch of their innovative heated fashion riding coat, (the first equestrian riding coat inspired by fashion trends of its kind), British equestrian brand, Equetech brings another first to equestrian fashion clothing with the launch of their Equetech Therapy Breeches. These advanced technology therapy breeches, incorporate magnetic technology with strategically placed... Read More

Wrap Up Warm this Christmas with the RDA Tartan Scarf

Posted: 04/12/2019

A tartan scarf launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Riding for the Disabled Association in 2019 is now available to purchase online from Norvite Farm and Country’s online shop. The lambswool scarf, priced at £22.95 is made from a special new tartan featuring the charity’s colours and was produced by Lochcarron... Read More

World's leading showjumpers at Theraplate Liverpool

Posted: 03/12/2019

World’s Leading Show Jumpers Compete at TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show The world’s leading show jumpers will be out in force at this year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show as they battle it out for a place in the prestigious TheraPlate UK Grand Prix on New Year’s Eve. The Whitaker dynasty... Read More

Pelham Bits in the spotlight

Posted: 03/12/2019

Bitting experts, Abbey England, make thousands of bits in their UK foundry every year. Designed and produced by highly skilled craftsmen, every bit is individually handmade and can be customised to suit your requirements. The possibilities are endless, even for traditional bits, as they can be lightweight, normal weight or made with... Read More

Stop the Thief – Keeping Tack Safe and Secure

Posted: 03/12/2019

Your tack has no doubt cost thousands of pounds and you look after it well, keeping it clean and repaired. With rural crime on the increase the Society of Master Saddlers offer advice on what steps to put in place to help keep saddles and bridles safe and secure. 1. Keep... Read More

Equestrian Wearable Technology You Need Right Now

Posted: 30/11/2019

For equestrians who love their technology, advancements in wearables and wearable devices have moved on in leaps and bounds in the last decade. Pioneers in technical equestrian clothing & accessories, Equetech continue to pave the way, as Liz Hayman, MD & Designer explains; "Wearable technology can take many forms; from accessories... Read More

Golden Paste Co. Eliminates Plastic Scoops for the Environment

Posted: 29/11/2019

The Golden Paste Company has made several changes to the business over the last few months to reduce its carbon footprint. The latest change is removing the plastic scoop from the TurmerAid™ tub as a standard metal tablespoon can be used instead. TurmerAid™, the complete turmeric pellet for horses, is... Read More

New City & Guilds Bridle Fitting and Measuring Qualification

Posted: 29/11/2019

New City & Guilds Bridle Fitting and Measuring Qualification launched by the Society of Master Saddlers After a year and a half of research and development, the Society of Master Saddlers has launched a new and forward thinking Bridle Fitting Qualification. This new initiative aims to raise standards in the industry and enhance... Read More

Get Gut Health on the Agenda at Your Riding Club in 2020

Posted: 28/11/2019

EquiBiome, a leader in gut health, is on a mission to reach horse owners with information on the advances in equine microbial analysis of the hind gut which is hugely important for the health, wellbeing and performance of any horse, especially those that are regularly competing. In 2020, EquiBiome is offering... Read More

‘Daisy Dines With…’ Geoff Billington

Posted: 27/11/2019

‘Daisy Dines With…’ Geoff Billington - this Sunday on Horse & Country! Not to be missed, this Sunday, Daisy Bunn is dining with show jumping legend Geoff Billington, in the last episode of the hugely popular series ‘Daisy Dines With…’ on Horse & Country. Geoff welcomed Daisy into his Cheshire home between... Read More

Chris Bogues explains the benefits of horse riding simulators

Posted: 27/11/2019

Chris Bogues is a senior instructor at Castle Leslie Estate, home of memorable training and riding holiday breaks in Ireland. Riding simulators, or mechanical horses, can offer many benefits to improving one’s riding technique, and are ideal for any riders whose confidence needs developing. Mechanical horses are perfect schoolmasters; tuition on a... Read More

EGO7 Boot Cream

Posted: 27/11/2019

EGO7 Boot Cream is a polish cream designed to soften, revitalise and protect the leather of your EGO7 boots. EGO7 recommend using it on a daily basis, it will make your leather goods exceptionally supple and resistant, with a nourishing action it regenerates the leather providing an even finish every time. Emollient... Read More

Sprenger Turnado Bits – For Perfect Communication

Posted: 26/11/2019

Sprenger Turnado Bits represent a new generation of loose ring snaffles having the mouthpiece turned forward by 45º. This special rotation is distinctly marked by a special surface in the middle part of the mouthpiece. Due to the innovatively adjusted mouthpiece the rein aids reach the horse’s mouth precisely, but in a soft... Read More

Königs Grandgester

Posted: 26/11/2019

The Königs Grandgester is a statement leather dressage boot which will complete a stunning competition look. These bespoke boots are made to the highest standards with perfection in mind and are created for a superb fit. Made from French box calf leather, the boots are fully leather-lined and Goodyear welted. The dressage boots are... Read More

New allergen associated with Severe Equine Asthma

Posted: 26/11/2019

Scientific Reports, a Nature Research publication, publishes research identifying new allergen associated with severe equine asthma (sEA). It is common knowledge that the inhalation of stable ‘dust’ in predisposed horses results in SEA (previously known as recurrent airway obstruction/heaves/COPD). “We know this ‘dust’ contains bacteria, fungi, pollen and arthropods (e.g. mites), but... Read More

Veredus Magnetik Pro Wrap

Posted: 26/11/2019

The Veredus Magnetik Pro Wrap is a therapeutic device with six neodymium magnets that develop a power of 2400 Gauss each. The magnets are carefully arranged and distributed on the pastern area. Made from a soft and breathable neoprene, the Magnetik Pro Wrap is lined and trimmed in Lycra, to guarantee maximum... Read More

Up and coming stars will feature at Olympia

Posted: 26/11/2019

UP-AND-COMING STARS SET TO FEATURE IN THE NATIONAL CLASSES AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW In addition to hosting the world’s top riders, Olympia, The London International Horse Show is proud to welcome the country’s leading national competitors as they contend for National Championship titles. The Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship The... Read More

Uvex i-Performance 2 Riding Gloves

Posted: 26/11/2019

The Uvex i-Performance 2 is a highly elastic riding glove with maximum grip. Developed with professional riders to meet the highest demands. Mesh inserts on the fingers and back of the hand provide optimal ventilation and the best wearing comfort. The gloves are touchscreen compatible and washable at 30 degrees. Available... Read More

Stabled or Out – What’s Best for Digestive Health in Winter?

Posted: 26/11/2019

Stabled or living out during winter is a continuous issue that divides opinion but what is best for your horses’ digestive health? First and foremost, it is important to recognise that not all horses are the same and what is right for one is not always right for another. Management is also a... Read More

Dressage Stars Head to the Liverpool International Horse Show

Posted: 25/11/2019

Dressage Stars Head to the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Dressage stars will light up the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show stage at the iconic M&S Bank Arena on the opening night of the equestrian and family extravaganza. As well as the legendary Carl Hester competing in the The Equitop GLME... Read More

How to Cope with Winter Hazards

Posted: 25/11/2019

It would be nice to think winter is all about clear blue skies and riding on a crisp frosty morning, when in reality for many horse owners it is an endurance test to make it through to spring in one piece. The difficulties of owning a horse during the winter months can... Read More

Setting Achievable Goals

Posted: 25/11/2019

It is that time of year again when resolutions are made and often broken before the start of February. Here event rider and trainer Harriet Morris-Baumber offers advice on setting goals that are achievable. Whatever your resolution or goal seeing it through is all about making sure they are achievable in the... Read More

Cherry’s The Choice For Fussy Feeder, Brogan!

Posted: 22/11/2019

Lakeside Brogan, a 17.2hh grey Irish Sports Horse is a fussy feeder and his owner, Lydia Goodband from Dorset, was struggling to find a feed that he really enjoyed. Seventeen-year-old Brogan is ridden up to six times a week when in full work and Lydia enjoys competing at show jumping and eventing... Read More

BADMINTON ANNOUNCESNEW OFFICIAL EVENT PARTNERS

Posted: 21/11/2019

Badminton Horse Trials are pleased to announce two new Official Event Partners in MARS Equestrian™ and Science Supplements® for the 2020 Horse Trials due to take place between the 6th and 10th May at The Duke of Beaufort’s Badminton estate in Gloucestershire. “We are delighted to welcome both Science Supplements® and MARS... Read More

Cavalor PodoGuard

Posted: 21/11/2019

Cavalor PodoGuard hoof oil is a unique blend of nourishing and essential oils which penetrate deep into the hoof promoting optimal hoof condition. The nourishing oil in Cavalor PodoGuard creates an ideal moisture balance. This will help promote better hoof growth, development and quality. When hooves are soaked in water and mud, they... Read More

Brave showing rider receives Hickstead award

Posted: 20/11/2019

Oxfordshire-based show producer Rory Gilsenan was announced as the recipient of the Roger Stack Award at Hickstead’s Showtime Ball (Saturday 16 November). The award is presented in honour of Hickstead’s former Showing director Roger Stack, who died in 2016, and is given in recognition of the standout showing performance of the season. Rory... Read More

VOTE NOW! for the SEIB Livery Yard and Riding School Award

Posted: 20/11/2019

Nominations are now open for the first ever SEIB Insurance Brokers Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards which will be presented at the glamorous British Horse Foundation dinner at the Leonardo Royal London City Hotel on the 11th January 2020. SEIB has set up these awards to celebrate... Read More

RDA members review Clare Balding's new book

Posted: 19/11/2019

Clare Balding’s New Book Comes Under Review From the Heart of RDA Clare Balding’s new children’s book, ‘The Racehorse Who Learned To Dance’ is an inspirational tale about overcoming adversity and following your dreams. Riders at South Bucks RDA were excited to receive a visit from Clare following a glowing review by children... Read More

How to keep your horse hydrated, happy and heathy this winter

Posted: 19/11/2019

As cold nights become more frequent in the run up to meteorological winter, how much do you know about the impact of winter on how much water your horse drinks? Haygain, manufacturers of the market-leading Hay Steamers and innovative Comfortstall flooring system, take a deeper dive into why your horse might... Read More

Travelling with Bucas

Posted: 19/11/2019

The Bucas 2000 travel boots will help to keep your horse protected and safe whilst travelling. The boots are made from tough outer nylon fabric combined with a Stay-dry inner lining that helps to dry wet legs faster so by the time you finish your journey home and remove the boots... Read More

The New Equipe Safety Stirrup

Posted: 19/11/2019

Born from the idea of creating a functional accessory, with clean and elegant lines, and yet original in its innovation and design, is the new Equipe Safety Stirrup. Launched at the well-known Italian trade exhibition Fieracavalli Verona, the new safety stirrup is sure to impress. From the creation of lengthy commitment in research... Read More

Cavallo Insignis Slim Boot

Posted: 19/11/2019

Tall, elegant and perfectly formed, the Cavallo Insignis Slim Boot is a leather dressage boot made to impress. Made from high quality, hardwearing leather, the boot features a technical antibacterial comfort-sole and a ribbed outer sole with Vibram heel. The boots come with a variety of customisable features including a wide range of... Read More

CELEBRATE THE GIFT OF GIVING AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 19/11/2019

CELEBRATE THE GIFT OF GIVING AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW Olympia, The London International Horse Show is renowned for hosting the world’s largest equestrian Christmas party, celebrated by top equestrian athletes and fans alike. Unbeknown to many, behind the scenes the organisers also work closely with charities to provide a... Read More

The Second Generation of GoLeyGo®

Posted: 15/11/2019

The Second Generation of GoLeyGo® Zebra Products are delighted to introduce to you the GoLeyGo® 2.0 magnetic securing system for horses, created in cooperation with Kerbl and Covalliero. GoLeyGo® is an innovative magnetic securing system that ensures a secure connection between human, horse and technology. Products include halters and lead ropes as well... Read More

‘Daisy Dines With..’ Team Stockdale on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 15/11/2019

WHEN show jumper Tim Stockdale died a month after being diagnosed with cancer the equestrian world was shocked and went into mourning for this much-loved star. Now, some 12 months on, Joe, son of Tim and his wife Laura, has taken on the lead rider and trainer role at their yard... Read More

Veredus Super Sheen

Posted: 14/11/2019

Looking for a silky, tangle free finish, Veredus Super Sheen leaves manes and tails show ring ready thanks to the formation of a protective film which makes the hair and coat waterproof and repels the dust and dirt from bedding. Veredus Super Sheen – 500ml – RRP £14.00. For further information contact Zebra... Read More

FEI DRESSAGE WORLD CUP AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 14/11/2019

BRITAIN’S TOP OLYMPIC PROSPECTS CONFIRMED FOR THE FEI DRESSAGE WORLD CUPTM AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW Charlotte Dujardin CBE and Carl Hester MBE have today confirmed that they will be bringing their best horses, Mount St John Freestyle and Hawtins Delicato, to Olympia, The London International Horse Show, and with... Read More

How to Treat Horses with Small Wounds

Posted: 13/11/2019

Cavalor’s Skin Care range is essential for every horse owner in the battle against micro-organisms. Below are some tips from the experts at Cavalor to consider when you are faced with having to treat your horse’s wounds. 1 Cold Water Small grazes or wounds on your horse’s rump? They can be bathed with... Read More

Andrea Sexton Launches new PR brand - Admire PR!

Posted: 12/11/2019

Andrea Sexton is delighted to announce the development of her new PR company Admire PR. The new brand comes 14 years after Andrea first established herself in PR and marketing and marks the start of a new phase of business growth. Andrea is well know in equestrian and sport and also... Read More

What Riding For The Disabled Association Means To Me

Posted: 12/11/2019

2019 has been a very special year for Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and throughout this anniversary year the 50 Faces campaign has been highlighting the amazing people that make the organisation so diverse and inspiring. As the year draws to a close we decided to catch up with a few... Read More

‘Magnetism’ at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International

Posted: 11/11/2019

Gilles Fortier To Premiere ‘Magnetism’ at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show THIS year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show will see the stage set for a world premiere of ‘Magnetism,’ a new and intoxicating performance from frenchman Gilles Fortier. An innovative mix of equestrian and performing arts – the act perfectly... Read More

Luxurious Gift Box from Hooves & Love

Posted: 11/11/2019

Equestrian-themed gifting brand Hooves & Love unveil the latest addition to their collection, the luxurious Grand Prix Gift Box! Luxury equestrian gift brand Hooves & Love is delighted to share the latest addition to its unique collection of hand-packaged gift boxes for horse lovers, the seriously exciting Grand Prix Gift Box. The... Read More

Insights from Legends at the 2020 International Eventing Forum.

Posted: 11/11/2019

From Eventing and Racing to Dressage and Barrel Racing – the central component of success is “Horsemanship” The International Eventing Forum has earned its place as one of the highlights on the equestrian educational calendar and with the announcement of the panel of speakers for the 2020 Forum, it’s very easy to see... Read More

Feeding for winter: Some top tips from health experts Haygain

Posted: 07/11/2019

As the first winter weather of the season arrives, horse health company Haygain share their expertise on how best to approach feeding when days are short, temperatures are cold, and exercise can be limited. Feeding horses in winter can present a challenge for owners and riders. In summer, the grass provides a... Read More

12 Great reasons to attend the West Country Equine Fair!

Posted: 04/11/2019

Come and join us for an amazing weekend of equestrian entertainment and shopping. Whatever your riding level - if you are taking back the reins or simply have a love of horses, there is something for everyone. The Westcountry Equine Fair will be taking place at Westpoint in Exeter on Saturday 7th... Read More

Respiratory problems in horses

Posted: 04/11/2019

Did you know Autumn and Spring are peak time for Respiratory Disease in Horses? Cooler weather means horses spend more time inside and mould levels in the air increase. The importance and limitations of the respiratory system of the horse In the unfit/untrained horse, it is the heart that is the main limitation to... Read More

Visit Europe’s largest event for Rural Diversification!

Posted: 04/11/2019

Europe’s largest event for farmers and rural landowners looking to diversify their business is back, and fast approaching! The Farm Business Innovation Show will be returning to the Birmingham NEC on 6th & 7th November. Come join us at this years event, along with 1,000 exhibitors, 500 inspirational seminars, 1-2-1... Read More

Equestrian Property of the Month - November 2019

Posted: 04/11/2019

An OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY to acquire a delightful property with EXCELLENT EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES. Gardens, grounds and paddocks in all extend to approximately 14 acres. The property enjoys a truly enviable location situated on Teddesley Estate, excellent for buyers with equestrian interests. There are some lovely views from the property in this peaceful and... Read More

Animalintex® and Winter Ailments

Posted: 04/11/2019

Animalintex® is a poultice and wound care dressing that is licenced by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), meaning it is strictly controlled to ensure efficacy, safety and consistency. Each poultice contains two active ingredients, Boric Acid to kill infection and promote faster healing, and Tragacanth to draw out dirt and infection and... Read More

Massage Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, or Both?

Posted: 04/11/2019

Would you know when to use Massage Therapy or Magnetic Therapy on your horse or both? Animal physiotherapy, including Massage and Magnetic therapies, has become increasingly popular in recent years, but do we really know which therapy is best suited to use on our horses and when? Magnetic Therapy Encourages blood flow and... Read More

Get set to shop – over 400 equestrian stands for one weekend!

Posted: 04/11/2019

It’s a well-known fact that Your Horse Live (8-10 Nov, Stoneleigh Park) is a horsey shopping experience like nowhere else. It’s the best place to pick up all the equestrian goodies you could ever need, from small bits and pieces you use every day to rugs, tack, jewellery, clothing, footwear and... Read More

Horsey Christmas Shopping, The Easy Way!

Posted: 04/11/2019

Christmas shopping for horsey friends and family can be stressful for everybody concerned, so we spoke to Liz Hayman, MD of British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech for her Christmas gift shopping tips and advice. Do Make a List However tempting it is to simply rush out and grab whatever takes your fancy, taking... Read More

Training with Warwick Schiller Back for a New Series on H &C

Posted: 04/11/2019

Top horse trainer, Warwick Schiller, is returning to Horse & Country with a fantastic new series. With the first episode on air from November 3, this new weekly series is sure to prove entertaining and thought provoking. Warwick is an accomplished horseman who competed in reining at international level and represented Australia at... Read More

Winter Feeding tips

Posted: 01/11/2019

Winter is already upon us but the good news is that stocks of conserved forage are much healthier than last year, which should help us to cope with whatever the weather throws at us! Now that grazing quality and availability has dropped considerably, many horses will be relying on conserved forage (e.g.... Read More

Emma Alcorn to be HorseHage & Mollichaff’s New Brand Ambassador

Posted: 01/11/2019

HorseHage & Mollichaff, the names behind the well-known high fibre forage, chaffs and complete feeds, have selected young rider, Emma Alcorn, from Northamptonshire as their new Brand Ambassador. To celebrate the launch of HorseHage & Mollichaff’s sponsorship of British Riding Clubs (BRC) Intermediate Winter Championships, 16-year-old Emma was chosen from dozens of... Read More

The Hidden Health Issue Compromising Your Horse This Winter

Posted: 01/11/2019

Do you notice a decline in your horse’s health over winter? A drop in weight or performance, colic, loose droppings and behavioural issues could all be signs of a gut imbalance. It is easy to dismiss these health concerns and blame the colder weather or change in routine but a horse with... Read More

Al Shira’aa to Join Bolesworth in New World Class Partnership

Posted: 31/10/2019

Following the huge success of the inaugural event, the new partnership will centre on Al Shira’aa being the title sponsor for the 2020 British Young Horse Championships at Bolesworth. Al Shira’aa stables are proud to have set up their own breeding programme based in the South of England, and are excited to... Read More

Following Family Footsteps at Olympia

Posted: 31/10/2019

YOUNG RIDERS TAKE UP THE FAMILY REINS AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW Young riders are coming through the ranks at the 2019 edition of Olympia, The London International Horse Show. The Show, which has a vivid history of hosting the biggest names in sport, will this year see a new... Read More

New Year’s Eve £20 Tuesday Lesson Offer at HMB Equestrian

Posted: 31/10/2019

Would you like to end the year on a high and look forward to 2020 with a new lease of life in your training? Event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber, is running one of her popular £20 Tuesday’s on New Year’s Eve where all lessons are at the amazing price of £20... Read More

New diagnostic procedure to improve performance

Posted: 31/10/2019

In a possible industry-first, regional anaesthesia is used diagnostically within horse’s mouth, to potentially help improve performance A leading British vet that runs an equine dental clinic recently joined forces with mouth moulding specialist Sue Gilliatt, an ambassador for Bomber Bits. The vet performed investigative procedures with an elite horse ridden by... Read More

Family fun at the Theraplate Liverpool International Horse Show

Posted: 31/10/2019

Family Fun and Fabulous Acts at The TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show The TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show has something for everyone, from fabulous acts and family entertainment to the Kids Zone packed with equestrian-themed crafts and activities. The Kids Zone will be curated and delivered by hip family publication and... Read More

Amerigo Supports Brightwells Horse Sales

Posted: 31/10/2019

Amerigo is delighted to support the prestigious Brightwells Elite Sport Horse Sale at Addington. Held on Tuesday 3rd December, the Brightwells Elite Sport Horse Sale has revolutionised the sale of sport horses in the United Kingdom. Horses are selected throughout Europe after passing a stringent selection process that includes type, ability, rideability... Read More

British Dressage Nettex Associated Championships 2019

Posted: 31/10/2019

Live Streaming on Horse & Country Dressage fans will be delighted to hear that the British Dressage Nettex Associated Championships will be available to watch via Horse & Country who will be live streaming the action from Bury Farm and Vale View, the two locations for these exciting finals. The Nettex Associated Championships... Read More

New British Horse Feeds Cooked Linseed!

Posted: 29/10/2019

From the makers of the famous Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet mashes, British Horse Feeds has launched their brand new product, Cooked Linseed. British Horse Feeds Cooked Linseed is 100% whole linseed that has been cooked and micronised to provide the highest quality nutrition. This optimises the digestibility and bioavailability of its nutrients for... Read More

Showing Judges announced for Horse of the Year Show 2020

Posted: 29/10/2019

Following the success of the 2019 Horse of the Year Show, it is with great pleasure to announce the showing judges for the 2020 Show. Each year the NEC transforms into a hub for equestrian fans as they arrive in their masses to compete or watch who will be crowned the... Read More

Quarry Farm Stables has More Opportunities for Disabled Riders

Posted: 29/10/2019

A Surrey riding school has become the latest equestrian establishment to apply for Accessibility Mark accreditation with the aim of encouraging more disabled people to take up horse riding. Owner Rosie Langbridge recognised that demand for this service locally was much higher than availability and wanted to be able to help. Accessibility Mark... Read More

Stocking Fillers To Fill Them With Joy!

Posted: 29/10/2019

Looking for some fabulous Secret Santa suggestions or Super Stocking Fillers? Then, Equetech has some great ideas for the horsey friend or family member in your life: The Equetech Crystal Plaiting Bands make great stocking fillers and are designed to fit over your horse’s elastic plaiting bands for ‘bling in the ring’... Read More

Warm and Healthy from the Inside Out with Lifeforce

Posted: 28/10/2019

Whatever the age or workload of your horse, good digestive health is vital, especially during winter when the digestive system also acts as a built in central heating system, keeping them warm from the inside out. Fibre is the fuel that keeps the digestive system working efficiently, thanks to fibre digesting bacteria... Read More

RWHS Edwardian Pageant tickets on sale!

Posted: 28/10/2019

TICKETS FOR THE EDWARDIAN PAGEANT AT ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW GO ON SALE The team behind the BAFTA award-winning ‘HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration’ has announced that tickets for The Edwardian Pageant at Royal Windsor Horse Show will go on sale to the public on Tuesday 29 October 2019. The Edwardian Pageant... Read More

Pegasus Jewellery for the Festive Season

Posted: 28/10/2019

The very best jewellery from Pegasus for major sparkle this festive season! Complete your glittering Christmas party look or tick off the horse-mad members of your gift list with these jewellery must-haves from Pegasus, the UK’s fastest-growing equestrian jeweller. Dressing to impress at Christmas without taking it too far and looking... Read More

Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Awards - The Results

Posted: 28/10/2019

An Exciting Conclusion To The Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Awards The 2019 Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Of The Year Awards finished on a high note with two vloggers and one blogger taking titles in these prestigious Awards. The Awards, hosted by Equestrian PR Agency MirrorMePR, in association with Blogging Portal, Hay-Net, received their highest ever number of... Read More

Saddlery Care Explained!

Posted: 28/10/2019

In this article the team at The Society of Master Saddlers offer advice on tack care and maintenance to help ensure it lasts and stands the test of time. Good quality, handcrafted saddlery can last for years but only if carefully maintained and looked after. When using saddles and bridles on a daily... Read More

Dressage announcements from Olympia

Posted: 24/10/2019

OLYMPIA ANNOUNCES ‘DRESSAGE UNWRAPPED’ PRESENTED BY CARL HESTER, GARETH HUGHES AND RICHARD DAVISON Organisers of the Olympia, The London International Horse Show are delighted to announce that a brand-new event, ‘Dressage Unwrapped’ will take place on Monday 16 December at 4pm. Under the glass roof of Olympia Grand, three of Britain’s most... Read More

‘Daisy Dines With…’ Returns to Horse & Country

Posted: 24/10/2019

Back on your screens this November, Daisy Bunn is dining with an exciting line up of equestrians in her candid culinary chat show ‘Daisy Dines With…’on Horse & Country. Daisy gives us an exclusive insight into the lives of her hosts who cook up a storm in the kitchen and then reveal... Read More

New format for under 25s Championships at Olympia

Posted: 24/10/2019

NEW FORMAT FOR VOLTAIRE DESIGN UNDER 25 BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW British Showjumping and HPower Group are pleased to confirm an exciting new format for the 2019 Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship at Olympia, The London International Horse Show. Twenty four riders will be invited to compete... Read More

Amerigo’s New HC Jump Saddle

Posted: 24/10/2019

Amerigo, best known for its scientific approach considering the needs of both horse and rider is delighted to announce the launch of the new HC (High Croup) Jump Saddle. The increasing use of thoroughbred bloodlines is influencing the modern sports horse breeding. Long legs, sloping shoulders and toplines that rise towards the... Read More

Coach trips to the Theraplate Liverpool International

Posted: 24/10/2019

Book Your Coach Trip to the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show! Enjoy executive coach travel to this year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show from your local pick-up point for under £40! You can sit back, relax and enjoy a hassle free journey to and from the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool for... Read More

Teddy the Shetland Takes Liverpool by Storm

Posted: 24/10/2019

Teddy the Shetland, the palomino pint-sized internet sensation has been out and about this week getting a sneak preview of the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show with the event just weeks away! Visiting the city, this little ball of fun with a giant personality was in his element as he visited... Read More

RDA Rider Makes Disability Power 100 List

Posted: 23/10/2019

RDA rider and volunteer, Colin Duthie, has been revealed as one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK, following his inclusion in the Shaw Trust Disability Power List 100 for 2019. The annual publication is compiled by an independent judging panel from nominations, recognising individuals as role models, advocates,... Read More

2019 British Showing Awards

Posted: 23/10/2019

Showing Successes Celebrated at the 2019 British Showing Awards brought to you by Showing World Magazine. Winners Surprised with Top Accolades on the Night. Months of planning, nominations and voting culminated in the black tie, glittering night of celebration at the 2019 SEIB British Showing Awards, brought to you by Showing World Magazine.... Read More

Magnetic Therapy, Heat Therapy & Cold Therapy – take your pick!

Posted: 22/10/2019

Equilibrium Products launches new Hot & Cold Therapy Packs as an addition to the already versatile Equilibrium Therapy range. Providing benefits for use before exercise, after exercise and in the event of injury, hot and cold therapy is extremely popular for not only horses, but people too. Equilibrium Products have launched new Hot... Read More

More amazing RDA people....

Posted: 21/10/2019

To celebrate its 50th anniversary year in 2019, Riding for the Disabled Association has been marking the milestone through its 50 Faces campaign, telling the stories of some of the amazing people who make RDA the extraordinary organisation it is today. Here we tell the story of volunteer Lynne Munro and find... Read More

Equipe Olympia Saddle

Posted: 21/10/2019

The Equipe Olympia Saddle has been created with the highest quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail to form the ultimate dressage saddle. This Single Flap Dressage Saddle is on a synthetic tree and the flatter structure of the seat allows the rider to sit close to the horse to enhance comfort and... Read More

Bits in the Spotlight: Vulcanite and Rubber Pelhams

Posted: 21/10/2019

Bitting experts, Abbey England, make thousands of bits in their UK foundry every year. Designed and produced by highly skilled craftsmen, every bit is individually handmade and can be customised to suit your requirements. The possibilities are endless, even for traditional bits, as they can be lightweight, normal weight or made with... Read More

New Cavallo Onna Jacket – Autumn Winter Must Have

Posted: 18/10/2019

Whether on the yard, catching up with friends or going to an equestrian event the Cavallo Onna jacket is a must have. Available in the latest colours this season including wild berry, olive and dark blue, the jacket is sure to complement your Autumn Winter wardrobe. Double pockets allow you to keep your... Read More

Is Thrush a Common Winter Ailment for Your Horse?

Posted: 18/10/2019

Cavalor® Dry Feet is widely used by vets, farriers, grooms and riders in the battle against soft areas in the hoof and other symptoms related to thrush. The liquid spray, Cavalor® Dry Feet makes the hoof a less hospitable home for necrotic bacteria thanks to the combination of different active ingredients. Glutaraldehyde... Read More

Veredus Easy White

Posted: 18/10/2019

Have you got a grey or white horse that is always getting dirty? For shampoo with cleaning power try the Veredus Easy White. The no rinse Veredus Easy White dry shampoo is excellent for coat, mane and tail. To use, simply spray on to stubborn stains, leave for a minute to work... Read More

Recharge At A Western Retreat: Rancho de la Osa Autumn 2019

Posted: 18/10/2019

They say autumn is a second spring, so what better excuse to book a holiday focused on rest and renewal. Timely news, Arizona’s Rancho de la Osa is running an additional Savasana Yoga & Horseback Riding Retreat in November. Horseback riding, meditation practice, Vinyasa Flow Yoga and restorative yoga classes will... Read More

Pegasus launch new bracelet in the Vitality range

Posted: 18/10/2019

Pegasus Jewellery unveil the exciting Vitality Boost Bracelet with hidden holographic power! Brand new for winter 2019 and the very latest addition to the best-selling Vitality range, leading equestrian jeweller Pegasus Jewellery is delighted to introduce the Vitality Boost Bracelet. The Vitality jewellery collection to date has boasted the powerful therapeutic magnet... Read More

RDA has been joining in the celebrations.

Posted: 18/10/2019

Rosettes all round at Scropton Riding for the Disabled It has been an exciting time for everyone at Scropton Riding for the Disabled as riders, drivers, volunteers and ponies have all been challenged to earn a special golden rosette. The rosettes mark the 50th Anniversary of Riding for the Disabled across the UK... Read More

Königs Favorit Dressage Boot

Posted: 18/10/2019

The elegant Königs Favorit Dressage boot is one of the most popular models in the Königs range. They are loved for both daily use and at competitions. Made of box calf and completely lined with calf-leather, they feature an inward front seam, that is not visible on boots ordered with a zip... Read More

Dope testing at Horse of the Year Show 2019 - STATEMENT

Posted: 17/10/2019

At Horse of the Year Show 2019, a cross sample of animals competing in the showing classes were selected to be dope tested by the onsite veterinary team. Further to a blood sample being taken from the following two animals; Derrygimbla Atlantic Storm and Kilnamona Glen, the samples have been analysed... Read More

Watch Pau Horse Trials Live on Horse & Country

Posted: 16/10/2019

Well known as one of the highlights on the autumn eventing calendar, Pau Horse Trials draws leading riders from around the globe each year. Horse & Country is live streaming all the exciting action from the three phases at Pau - Les 5 Etoiles de Pau - including exclusive cross-country coverage.... Read More

Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Finalists 2019 Announced!

Posted: 16/10/2019

After spending months, days and hours reviewing equestrian blogs and vlogs from across the globe, the Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Of The Year Award Judges, Ashley Rossiter of Equestrian Marketing Agency MirrorMePR and Sam Hobden of Blogging Portal, Hay-Net have narrowed the extensive list down to just 11 fantastic finalists. The competition this year... Read More

Cathal Daniels Joins the Zebra Herd

Posted: 15/10/2019

Irish event rider, Cathal Daniels, has secured a new sponsorship from leading saddlery brand Amerigo and Veredus, well known for their extensive range of horse boots. Both brands are distributed by Zebra Products who will be working closely with Cathal. Cathal Daniels, two time championship medallist, won a team silver medal at... Read More

Healing your relationships with the Equine Behaviour Affiliation

Posted: 14/10/2019

The Equine Behaviour Affiliation is very excited at the buzz around their courses. Such is demand, that they are accepting applicants for a second Foundation course, based at Talland School of Equitation in Gloucestershire, starting slightly later than the Scottish course in Stirling, in November 2019. Assistance from special... Read More

Treat Your Horse & Give Another Horse a Chance this Christmas

Posted: 14/10/2019

Equilibrium Products is supporting Redwings Horse Sanctuary by donating net proceeds from their Christmas Crunchits range! Redwings Horse Sanctuary believes every horse, pony, donkey and mule has the right to a happy and healthy life, free from fear and neglect. The charity rescues neglected and abandoned equines from all over the... Read More

The Equestrian Index brings diversity to Farm Business Innovation

Posted: 14/10/2019

The Equestrian Index is proud to be supporting equestrian businesses and those looking to diversify in to the sector at the Farm Business Innovation Show on the 6th and 7th November at Birmingham's NEC…and we want you to come! With 550 exhibitors and 250 expert lead seminars, it's the perfect... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property October 2019

Posted: 14/10/2019

Just launched a new stunning contemporary barn conversion in south Warwickshire with just under 5 acres of land – perfect for an equestrian or amenity buyer. This 4 bedroom property sits amidst most attractive open countryside, at the foot of renowned Meon Hill, and close to the North Cotswold escarpment. The village... Read More

Have you pledged to Stamp Out Strangles yet?

Posted: 14/10/2019

One year on, an initiative to inspire more people to take proactive steps to protect their horses from strangles has seen over 550 horse owners and 135 yard managers across the UK pledge their support! Last November, Redwings Horse Sanctuary launched an online ‘Pledge’ as part of its award-winning Stamp Out Strangles... Read More

Boost your riding and horsemanship skills in one weekend

Posted: 14/10/2019

Your Horse Live (8-10 Nov, Stoneleigh Park) is a true learning experience with a number of famous riders, coaches and trainers sharing their top training and riding tips. Across two arenas, the show will be buzzing with motivation and inspiration to boost your riding confidence - there’s no better place to... Read More

Dengie Hi-Fi Good Do-er has a makeover!

Posted: 14/10/2019

Dengie, the UK’s favourite feed manufacturer* is delighted to reveal that Hi Fi Good Do-er is the next product in the range to receive a makeover. The new colourful bright green packs will be in stores soon. High in fibre but low in calories, Dengie Hi-Fi Good Do-er is a maintenance... Read More

An unforgettable New Year's Eve

Posted: 14/10/2019

Make Your New Year’s Eve Unforgettable with This Esme and Teddy the Shetland Internet sensations, This Esme and Teddy the Shetland, are attending this year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show to meet their fans in an exclusive ‘An Audience With’ session at 4pm on Tuesday 31st December. Availability is limited so... Read More

Sprenger Launches Exciting New Golden Flexcite Grip Stirrup

Posted: 14/10/2019

Sprenger has launched an exciting new stirrup, the Golden Flexcite Grip Stirrup. The Flexcite Grip Stirrups from Sprenger feature a bow form to help provide perfect balance to set the rider’s leg in the correct position whatever the discipline. The new Golden Flexcite Grip Stirrup is super special as the stirrup is coated... Read More

Leger & Oaks to support The Racehorse Sanctuary

Posted: 14/10/2019

Leger & Oaks are delighted to announce that the Racehorse Sanctuary is their charity of the year! Cotswold-based luxury lifestyle brand Leger & Oaks was founded on a twin love of luxurious country clothing and a strong horseracing heritage, so it makes perfect sense for them to choose The Racehorse Sanctuary... Read More

Veredus FEI Approved

Posted: 14/10/2019

The Young Jump Vento Kevlar Boot and the Young Jump Vento Kevlar Save The Sheep Boot from Veredus are FEI approved. Invented in 1965, Kevlar is widely used as a reinforcing synthetic fibre for bulletproof vests, military helmets and aerospace and aeronautical components. Veredus has therefore chosen this material for its innovative Young... Read More

Cavalor launches new supplement - Cavalor Muscle Motion

Posted: 11/10/2019

Cavalor Launch New Muscle Motion Supplement Cavalor Muscle Motion provides supportive muscle care to ensure a healthy muscle function. During training and competition, by-products such as lactic acid and free radicals which can harm muscle cells are produced. If they are not neutralised they can damage muscle cells. By reducing the damaging effects... Read More

Bucas Atlantic Turnout 400

Posted: 11/10/2019

The Bucas Atlantic Turnout 400 is a heavyweight, robust and durable turnout rug offering protection against the elements. A new silky ‘Dermo-care’ lining includes wicking and ‘stay-dry’ properties that help to keep the horse dry and the coat smooth and soft. Made from a high quality waterproof, breathable, and incredibly strong ballistic nylon... Read More

RDA and Accessibility Mark Give Kora the Winning Edge

Posted: 11/10/2019

Kora Blair has had a passion for riding from the age of eight but since she began riding at Cardiff Riding School, just over a year ago, her riding has progressed to the next level. Born with three holes in her heart and a chromosome 15 23q deletion, a rare genetic disorder,... Read More

Uvex Sportstyle Winter Glove

Posted: 11/10/2019

The Uvex Sportstyle Winter glove is the riding glove that makes a difference during the cooler months. Highly elastic riding glove with maximum grip, smooth and breathable, guarantees high durability and great comfort. The glove benefits from a warming Thinsulate insulation and comfortable fleece on the inside to keep its wearer super... Read More

RDA's 50th Anniversary Awards

Posted: 11/10/2019

RDA Awards Celebrate 50 years of Enriching Lives through Horses Clare Balding, Alastair Stewart and racing driver Damon Hill were among the special guests celebrating RDA’s 50th anniversary in the grand surroundings of Draper’s Hall, London, for this year’s Gala Awards. The evening, hosted by Clare, featured an after-dinner interview with Damon... Read More

Equidiet (UK) Ltd Winner at The English Veterans Awards 2019

Posted: 10/10/2019

In England, there are tens of thousands of former Military personnel, who upon retirement from the armed forces have gone on to contribute immensely to their Country. Our Veterans Awards looks to celebrate these true hero’s. On the 25th September 2019 the English Veterans Awards was held at the Mercure Bristol... Read More

Winning in The Equestrian Index HOYS Tradestand of the Year!

Posted: 08/10/2019

New to the 2019 Horse of the Year Show are two awards which take place inside the show’s retail village rather than the arenas. Working in conjunction with The Equestrian Index, Horse of the Year Show organisers are delighted to showcase this new initiative for traders at the five-day show. The... Read More

Reigning Champions take the title once more!

Posted: 08/10/2019

West Hants Pony Club do it again in the final of the Thistledown Developments Pony Club Mounted Games Prince Philip Cup. Entering the final round of games in the lead on 81 points, there was still all to play for with the double points on offer at Horse of the Year... Read More

Tabitha Kyle goes for a double win at HOYS!

Posted: 08/10/2019

Third time lucky for Tabitha Kyle in the Hilton Garden Inn 128cm Championship Leading from the beginning, 12-year-old Tabitha Kyle won the first showjumping class of the day in the Andrews Bowen International Arena to take the title in the Hilton Garden Inn 128cm Championship. The schoolgirl from Leicestershire showed experience beyond... Read More

British riders tie in the Five Fence Challenge at HOYS

Posted: 08/10/2019

Five riders made it through to the final round of the Five Fence Challenge at Horse of the Year Show and it was a British tie for Robert Whitaker and Emma Stoker as the only two riders to keep all five fences standing. With the Abbey Road fence at number three... Read More

Welcome the return of William Whitaker in Speed Horse of the year

Posted: 08/10/2019

Making his return to Horse of the Year Show very worthwhile, William Whitaker secured his victory in the Speed Horse of the Year class on the final day of competition. William last competed at the show in 2015 in national competitions but it is his first year competing here in international... Read More

Cavallo Launch New Horse Wear Collection

Posted: 08/10/2019

Cavallo has launched a new horse wear collection. Synonymous with quality and style, Cavallo are best known for their vast collection of clothing, from competition wear to everyday riding gear. Launched at Spoga, Zebra Products is pleased to be distributing the stylish new horse wear collection. The collection includes a saddlepad, fleece... Read More

RG Join Well-Known Equestrian Distributors Zebra Products

Posted: 08/10/2019

RG, known for their contemporary style of horse wear and stable accessorises will be available through Zebra Products, with their first delivery due in May 2020. Operating for more than 30 years in the equestrian market, RG’s success is the result of high quality manufacturing and excellent care for technical aspects. RG... Read More

Enjoy Hospitality at its Very Best at the Theraplate Uk LIHS

Posted: 08/10/2019

The very best hospitality, world class equestrian competition, the very best family entertainment and great fun all at the same time – it has to be this year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show! The show will see a host of leading names in action from December 28 to 31, at... Read More

Equipe Support Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale

Posted: 08/10/2019

Equipe is delighted to support the prestigious Go for Gold Sale at Gorsebridge in Ireland. Their backing includes giving everyone who buys a horse at the sale a stylish Equipe rug. The Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale of pre-selected event horses has become a showcase for champions in recent years. Now heading into... Read More

A fond farewell to Horse of the Year Show legends

Posted: 08/10/2019

We had to say some emotional goodbyes this weekend as we saw HOYS stalwarts work on the show one last time before enjoying a well-earned retirement. Bob Ellis awarded the Horse of the Year Show Equestrian of the Year trophy To have one successful career takes talent; to have more takes... Read More

Haygain rider Georgie Spence on the Tokyo Test Event

Posted: 08/10/2019

This August saw the launch of a series of test events across multiple sports taking place in Tokyo, Japan, as the organisers of next year’s summer Olympics get into the final stages of their preparations. One of those events was a trial run of the eventing set up, and Haygain rider... Read More

Covalliero’s Must Have Rain Poncho

Posted: 08/10/2019

The unisex Rain Poncho from Covalliero has been specially developed for horse riders. The poncho features buttons at neck opening and on the sides for a comfortable fit whilst allowing freedom of movement. 100% waterproof with bonded seams and PU coating the poncho ensures its wearer stays dry from the elements. Other features... Read More

Dengie: feeding & management advice to Avoiding Autumn laminitis

Posted: 08/10/2019

Wet summers and milder winters mean that grass is growing for longer periods of time throughout the year. This growth into the autumn and early winter means that owners need to remain vigilant in weight management and be aware of the risks of late autumn laminitis. What’s the best thing... Read More

Riding Into Winter with Equetech

Posted: 07/10/2019

With the colder months ahead, we spoke to Liz Hayman, Designer at British brand Equetech for her top tips on staying warm this winter without compromising on style. As a rider myself, top of the list of my priorities is staying comfortable, warm and dry while riding and doing yard duties in... Read More

Bombers Moulded Mullen range

Posted: 07/10/2019

The exciting new moulded range from Bombers Bits has launched with a dressage-legal, flexible mullen mouthpiece. The moulded range is available in popular cheekpiece styles including Loose Ring, Eggbutt, Full Check, Pelham and Drop Cheek. The South African company’s latest development sees a mouthpiece engineered with a rubbery texture that has... Read More

John Oates Horseboxes Eventing Grand Prix Final at LIHS 2019

Posted: 07/10/2019

THIS year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show will host the prestigious final of the new John Oates Horseboxes Eventing Grand Prix a ‘must watch’ after the two exciting qualifiers earlier this year. The country’s leading event riders are set to travel to the M&S Bank Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront... Read More

Disadvantaged children inspired by famous British artist

Posted: 07/10/2019

Ride High, a charity in Milton Keynes that uses horses to transform the lives of disadvantaged children, will showcase its members’ artwork alongside that of the English painter George Stubbs at a world class exhibition at MK Gallery this autumn. Stubbs (1724-1806) is one of the UK’s greatest artists. Best known for... Read More

Looking for Extra Condition this Autumn?

Posted: 07/10/2019

Is your horse or pony a bit light on condition or are you looking for that extra finish and glossy coat in the run up to the winter season? Throughout October and November there is £2 off Equerry Conditioning Mash at participating retailers and whilst promotional stocks last. Equerry Conditioning Mash is... Read More

New TopSpec Performance Lite Feed Balancer

Posted: 07/10/2019

New TopSpec Performance Lite Feed Balancer is designed for good-doers in hard work that need their weight controlled perhaps because of good grazing and forage quality. It is very important that this group of horses and ponies receive their full requirements of vitamins and minerals to support hard work. TopSpec Performance Lite... Read More

Rugging for winter – is it so necessary?

Posted: 07/10/2019

As winter approaches horse owners in UK will be digging out rugs ready to keep their charges warm as temperatures drop. At the same time, those changes in day length will have triggered the horse’s body to start growing a longer, thicker coat with more oil to help keep it warm... Read More

BRC TopSpec Dressage to Music Championships 2019

Posted: 07/10/2019

This year’s BRC TopSpec Dressage to Music Championships was a great success, with almost 230 junior and senior riders qualifying to take part at Bury Farm Equestrian Village in Buckinghamshire. These Championships allow competitors to ride from Prelim level up to our unique ‘Pick A Test’ class, which caters for those more... Read More

New head trainer offers top tips for Riding & wellness breaks

Posted: 07/10/2019

Leading Irish equestrian riding and holiday venue, Castle Leslie Estate in Ireland, offers a new equestrian and wellness holiday package for either three or five days. These unique riding packages involve the perfect balance of rejuvenation, relaxation and reward, making them the ideal ‘off season’ equestrian holiday. They offer a holistic... Read More

Veteran Phoebe’s on Fantastic Form thanks to Top Spec

Posted: 07/10/2019

Full time student, Emily Hancock, has a great partnership with her grey mare, 17-year-old Phoebe. A Dutch Warmblood, Phoebe is a former show jumper and they have been together for just over a year. The pair now enjoy a variety of activities including cross-country, dressage, fun rides, jumping and hacking. They also recently... Read More

Sibling success in the Miniature Horse of the Year Championship

Posted: 05/10/2019

A brother and sister team had a successful day at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) in the Miniature Horse of the Year Championship. Thomas and Hattie Miller jointly produce Moira Oatley’s four-year-old Pinto mare, Rosaphia Snippets Twilight Sparkle (Zaza), who took the spoils in today’s Championship. She was handled by... Read More

Ranch Rider Introduces The Original Digital Detox: Circa 1918

Posted: 05/10/2019

Riding holiday specialist adds historic Kay El Bar Ranch to its Arizona collection. While most parents find it hard to lure their children away from social media, tour operator, Ranch Rider claims a Western digital detox might be the answer. Where tweens and teens can truly switch off, Arizona’s Kay El... Read More

SEIB Search for a Star series seeks out future HOYS stars

Posted: 05/10/2019

Working Show Pony – Champion Lisa Sergeant came to Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) with no expectations and was absolutely over the moon when her pony, Linsford Ear to the Ground, not only won the Working Show Pony class, but was crowned overall SEIB Search for a Star Champion. The SEIB... Read More

Toby Fry takes honours in the Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year

Posted: 05/10/2019

Wiltshire-based Toby Fry added his name to the Horse of the Year Show roll of honour tonight by winning the Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year 2019. Showcasing an impressive double clear, 15-year-old Toby showed no fear as last to go in the seven-rider jump-off riding Zucan V. The Leading Pony... Read More

Grandeur claims the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse of the Year

Posted: 04/10/2019

It’s always exciting to see a line-up of top-quality ex-racehorses who have swapped the track for the arena at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). Today it was an ex-racer with 10 race victories and just under £600,000 of winnings, who showed that a successful change of career is entirely achievable.... Read More

Dujardin reigns as 4th year Dressage Future Elite Champion

Posted: 04/10/2019

Charlotte Dujardin did not let anyone else get a look in for the title of the Dressage Future Elite Champion 2019. Taking the title for the fourth consecutive year with four different horses just proves her sheer talent for producing horses to the highest level. Her win this year was with... Read More

New champion in the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Champs

Posted: 04/10/2019

Simon Crippen finally had his day, taking the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship riding Tim Peake’s seven-year-old gelding, Premier Titanium, at Horse of the Year Show 2019. Often described as the class everyone wants to win, Tim himself has been placed in the Championship many times, coming closest in 2010 when... Read More

Welsh ponies reign triumphant at HOYS!

Posted: 04/10/2019

Six-year-old Welsh Section A pony, Nantfforchog Blue Moondust (Dusty), won the National Pony Society/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year Championship on Thursday evening at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). 1st Class Images This prestigious Championship is a culmination of 10 class sections which took place across... Read More

Topham Barnes Hack of the Year Championship at HOYS

Posted: 04/10/2019

Showing producer Jayne Ross rode to victory on Miranda Wallace’s Forgeland Hyde Park in the Topham Barnes Hack of the Year Championship. William, as he is known at home, has been placed second in the David Stennett Ltd. Large Hack of the Year with Jayne two years on the trot, but... Read More

Double Celebrations in ExcLOOsive Small Show Hunter of the Year

Posted: 04/10/2019

The top four horses in last year’s winning line-up were back to contest the prestigious ExcLOOsive Small Show Hunter of the Year Championship on day two of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). But it was a young horse, unplaced last year, who rose to the occasion to prove himself and... Read More

Celebration Week marks 50 years of enriching lives through horses

Posted: 26/09/2019

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) groups around the UK are celebrating the charity’s 50th anniversary with events and celebrations throughout the first week of October. The date coincides with the official formation of RDA the same week in 1969. Throughout 2019, RDA has been using the anniversary to raise awareness of... Read More

The British Ridden Heavy Horse Championship welcomes new sponsor

Posted: 26/09/2019

With just one week to go before the start of Horse of the Year Show 2019, we are pleased to announce that Kim and Joseph McNeil will be sponsoring the British Ridden Heavy Horse Championship. The mother and son duo are a home produced showing team that have been extremely... Read More

Abbey England Launches Saddlery Scholarship 2020

Posted: 26/09/2019

Abbey England is to launch its third Saddlery Scholarship with a prize of £500 worth of workshop tools going to the lucky winner of this successful scheme. The 2019 winner, Lucy Cushley, has kept everyone updated with her progress of her career through her monthly blog on the Abbey England website. Said Lucy:... Read More

Safeguarding Your Horse’s Health in Winter with Forage Guard®

Posted: 26/09/2019

Protecting your horse against a threat that is invisible to the naked eye can seem like an impossible task. One of the key difficulties in identifying the risk of mycotoxins is that they can be present without the presence of mould on feed or hay and equally, not all mould growth... Read More

CAPTAINS FOR OLYMPIA'S STAR STUDDED 'RACE NIGHT'

Posted: 26/09/2019

SIR ANTHONY MCCOY AND BRIDGET ANDREWS TO CAPTAIN THE TEAMS AT OLYMPIA'S STAR STUDDED 'RACE NIGHT' Sir Anthony ‘AP’ McCoy OBE and Bridget Andrews have been confirmed as the team captains for the 2019 edition of the Markel Jockeys Jumping, in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund at Olympia, The London International... Read More

RDA selected as Chosen Charity for Liverpool International

Posted: 26/09/2019

RDA Close 50th Anniversary Year as Chosen Charity at TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is delighted to have been chosen as the official charity at this year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show (28th – 31st December). 2019 has been a momentous year for the charity... Read More

FEEL THE HEAT!!

Posted: 25/09/2019

For most equestrians, the winter months can feel endless. Fortunately, British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech have launched two new additions, designed to make life in and out of the saddle more comfortable. The Equetech Alpha Quilted Coat is a gorgeous water-resistant, long, practical padded coat you can wear in the saddle... Read More

Animalintex® and Winter Ailments

Posted: 24/09/2019

Animalintex® is a poultice and wound care dressing that is licenced by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), meaning it is strictly controlled to ensure efficacy, safety and consistency. Each poultice contains two active ingredients, Boric Acid to kill infection and promote faster healing, and Tragacanth to draw out dirt and infection and... Read More

Bitting the Youngster with the Sprenger Dynamic RS Full Cheek Bit

Posted: 24/09/2019

Sprenger Dynamic RS bits are characterised by an ergonomically shaped mouthpiece allowing a soft and even distribution of pressure for a better contact between horse and rider. The Dynamic RS Full Cheek bit lies very quietly in the horse’s mouth as the cheeks prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth,... Read More

Victoria and Benito Dorato Dance to Success

Posted: 24/09/2019

Lincolnshire-based Victoria Maw and and her own six-year-old Benito Dorato topped a highly competitive Novice Gold with 73.29% at the British Dressage National Championships. The TopSpec sponsored rider joined a line-up that oozed class and the standard proved high as the top ten each rode to plus 70% scores. Speaking about her test... Read More

Feeding When Travelling Made Easy

Posted: 24/09/2019

Travelling with our horses to either competitions, a day on the beach or simply going for a lesson at another yard often means endless packing and taking huge amounts of equipment with you. Most horse boxes and trailers now have clever storage spaces, but naturally we like to over pack and there... Read More

BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS GETS A MAKEOVER

Posted: 24/09/2019

World-renowned Badminton Horse Trials is proud to introduce a new look for the 2020 event and beyond. The new Badminton logo signals an exciting stage in the event’s evolution as it moves into its eighth decade. Having celebrated its 70th anniversary this year, the 2020 event will quite literally be... Read More

Staying Out of the Sun

Posted: 24/09/2019

Here we catch up with Primrose and her foal, Teddy, who are being supported by Alltech, whilst they are in the care of World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm. The past few months have seen Primrose and her foal Teddy introduced to a new groom, Billie-Jo Roby, after their previous groom decided... Read More

Veredus Winter Hoof

Posted: 24/09/2019

The special composition of Veredus’ Winter Hoof grease is recommended particularly during the coldest periods of the year. Veredus Winter Hoof contains Thyme-Oil, Vitamin F and Lanolin. The nutritional action of Vitamin F quickens the process of hoof renewal whilst Thyme-Oil provides a protective shield and impregnates the hoof. Lanolin, an extract of... Read More

Experience Spectacular New Year!

Posted: 24/09/2019

Celebrate the New Year in style with world class equestrian action, unrivalled entertainment and live music at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show. Horse, champagne, indoor fireworks and a rock royalty party band – it’s going to be a New Year to remember at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show. New... Read More

Offer from Equipe Saddles

Posted: 24/09/2019

Leading Italian saddlery brand, Equipe is giving away a Cavallo Bale gilet with each saddle purchase throughout the months of October, November and December. Equipe represents quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, and each saddle is manufactured to satisfy the demands of both the rider and the horse in each equestrian discipline. Combining... Read More

Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Save The Sheep Jumping Boots

Posted: 24/09/2019

The Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Boots by Marcus Ehning include a Tendon and Fetlock boot, both with double ventilation and Save The Sheep lining. Carbon Gel Vento is the first cannon bone protector that guarantees double ventilation thanks to the latest research and technology. Save The Sheep, the new line in techno sheepskin,... Read More

Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Save The Sheep Jumping Boots

Posted: 24/09/2019

The Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Boots by Marcus Ehning include a Tendon and Fetlock boot, both with double ventilation and Save The Sheep lining. Carbon Gel Vento is the first cannon bone protector that guarantees double ventilation thanks to the latest research and technology. Save The Sheep, the new line in techno sheepskin,... Read More

Uvex Sumair Riding Gloves

Posted: 23/09/2019

A secure grip of the reins is crucial in the saddle, even under sweaty conditions. No matter what happens, Uvex Sumair are there for you, so you can be there for your horse. Sweat and moisture shouldn’t get in the way of a firm, flexible grip: the new Uvex Sumair’s material mix... Read More

Ride with Bucas

Posted: 20/09/2019

Perfect for the cold weather, the Bucas Freedom Riding Rug is a lightweight, durable, all-weather rug which fits perfectly over your horse’s back to keep him dry and warm whilst riding. The rip-stop outer is extremely durable and provides optimum breathability and water-proofing. The sheet has stay-dry and anti-bacterial lining underneath for comfort. Reflective... Read More

New Covalliero Amina Coat

Posted: 20/09/2019

The new Covalliero Amina Coat comes equipped with everything those fashion conscious riders need for a sporty yet functional look. The stylish riding jacket features a two way zip fastener on the front and a riding slit at the back. With great padding for temperature and moisture control the coat is extremely water-resistant... Read More

Fleck Reflex Neon Whip

Posted: 20/09/2019

The Reflex Neon Whip from Fleck will add a touch of brightness to your riding lesson. The woven neon nylon cover offers a cool look and is perfect for helping you stand out, whether at a lesson, out hacking or at a competition. The neon colours not only look good but come... Read More

EGO7 Aries Boots

Posted: 20/09/2019

The EGO7 Aries boots are an innovative modern design combined with high end style. Anatomical shape and a cutting-edge design are the foundation of EGO7 boots to ensure great freedom of movement, lightness and excellent sensitivity with the horse. These super stylish full grain leather tall riding boots with innovative E-tex panel have... Read More

Winter digestion Q & A

Posted: 20/09/2019

Q. My horse has to spend more time than I would like in the stable during winter, how can I ensure this doesn’t impact on his digestive system? A. As domesticated animals, horses live very different lives to how they would out in the wild; this is especially true during the... Read More

Successful Year for Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 20/09/2019

This year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ AGM took place at Capel Manor College in Enfield and was very well attended with members travelling from all parts of the country. As well as society business the day also provided the opportunity for members to have a tour of the college facilities and gardens... Read More

Amerigo Saddle Purchase Offer - includes Sprenger Stirrups

Posted: 20/09/2019

Well known for their saddles of distinction Amerigo is offering a pair of Flexcite Grip Stirrups from Sprenger with each Amerigo saddle bought throughout the months of October, November and December. Amerigo is best known for its scientific approach considering the needs of both horse and rider. The brands high quality, refined materials... Read More

Bits in the Spotlight: Barry Double Mouthpiece

Posted: 20/09/2019

Bitting experts, Abbey England, make thousands of bits in their UK foundry every year. Designed and produced by highly skilled craftsmen, every bit is individually handmade and can be customised to suit your requirements. The possibilities are endless, even for traditional bits, as they can be lightweight, normal weight or made with... Read More

Gold and Silver at British Dressage National Championships

Posted: 20/09/2019

Ashley and His Highness Win TopSpec Medium Gold at British Dressage National Championships It was a day to remember for Ashley Jenkins and His Highness when winning the TopSpec Medium Gold at the British Dressage National Championships. The elegant British-bred His Highness was crowned king of the class under the expert guidance... Read More

New Class Sponsor at HOYS

Posted: 20/09/2019

The Mountain and Moorland First Ridden Pony of the Year welcomes brand new sponsor The Feed Shed are the latest company to add their name to the top quality brands supporting Horse of the Year Show 2019. A family owned business with over 53 years experience in supplying a wide range... Read More

OLYMPIA SHOPPING VILLAGE REFLECTS BUYING TRENDS

Posted: 20/09/2019

OLYMPIA SHOPPING VILLAGE REFLECTS BUYING TRENDS AMONGST EQUESTRIAN COMMUNITY Classic country clothing and lifestyle pieces have experienced a huge revival in recent years, and the Shopping Village at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, reflects this growing trend, offering over 250 shops showcasing the latest in classic fashion, interior pieces and equestrian... Read More

The Importance of Saddle Checks

Posted: 20/09/2019

Horses change considerably over time. A horse’s ‘shape’ is very dependent on the horse owner’s management. A horse can change shape for many reasons. Maybe he is enjoying a break from work turned out in a field with lots of grass. Possibly, the competition season is well under way, and... Read More

Vet Essentials – a New Series on Horse & Country

Posted: 20/09/2019

A fascinating new three-part series – Vet Essentials – is brought to you on Horse & Country. The programmes look at a variety of issues that affect horses and seek advice from leading vets on how to keep your horses fit and healthy. Episode one starts with a look at the problems... Read More

JFC Welcomes British Ambassador to International Ploughing Match

Posted: 19/09/2019

British Ambassador to Eire Robin Barnett visited the JFC Stand at the International Ploughing Match this week. Mr Barnett met with JFC UK National Sales Manager Sue Taylor, to find out more about the new Slow Feeding Equine range launched earlier in September. Mr Barnett praised the JFC team on their innovative... Read More

FEI signs partnership deal with equine nutrition brand Cavalor

Posted: 18/09/2019

Cavalor, the Belgian based equine nutrition brand, today signed a deal to become the FEI’s Official Nutrition Partner and Title Partner of the FEI Best Groom Award. A world leader in equine nutrition for high-performance horses, Cavalor has helped thousands of horse owners and athletes achieve top level performance through proper nutrition... Read More

Ted Boggis is New President for Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 18/09/2019

Ted Boggis has been appointed as the new President of the Society of Master Saddlers. Well-known throughout the industry Ted has had a successful career running RB Equestrian in Milton Keynes. A true family business started by his wife, Rosslyn, RB Equestrian is now one of the largest and most well... Read More

The Calming Effect of Horses

Posted: 18/09/2019

There are many benefits of horse riding for children with autism, autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people and this can cause considerable anxiety. The rhythmic movement experienced during horse riding has been found to calm this distress and the actual physical contact with the horse may... Read More

Binge Watch Horse & Country Box Sets

Posted: 18/09/2019

Do you enjoy learning from top professionals across the equestrian sporting disciplines? Thanks to Horse & Country there are now more than 100 enlightening masterclasses at your fingertips. Whether wanting to learn from the very best event riders in the world or watch leading showjumpers train their future stars, Horse & Country has... Read More

VirEquine Broad Spectrum Disinfectant-Cleaner

Posted: 17/09/2019

An essential disinfectant-cleaner specifically made for safe use around horses. VirEquine can be used on all hard surfaces to aid in the elimination and decontamination process. VirEquine is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, mould and odours. Tested and proven effective against the most resistant of pathogens. Peace... Read More

TIME TO RUG YOUR HORSE?

Posted: 17/09/2019

As the overnight temperatures dip to ~10°c we are pulling out the fleeces and jumpers from our winter clothes drawers! Should we do the same for our horses? If they are fit, healthy, unclipped and in good body condition then maybe not just yet or only the lightest rug! We should... Read More

Consistency and Quality from HorseHage

Posted: 17/09/2019

When choosing your forage, what is the most important consideration for you? More often the choice is made with cost in mind but with forage providing up to 100% of your horse or pony’s diet, quality should always be the most important factor. Hay is normally the cheapest option but the... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property for sale September 2019

Posted: 17/09/2019

A quintessential and very pretty Grade II listed Georgian manor house with a separate detached cottage and superb equestrian facilities all set in private grounds of approximately 15 acres. This amazing property is approached via a sweeping gravelled carriage driveway which leads to a walled and gated courtyard with ample parking. The... Read More

LeMieux British Dressage National Championships on H&C TV

Posted: 17/09/2019

Catch Action from the LeMieux British Dressage National Championships on Horse & Country THIS year’s LeMieux British Dressage National Championships is set to attract the very best horses and riders to Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. Always a must on the dressage calendar, Horse & Country is producing two highlights programmes from the four... Read More

What exactly is atypical myopathy?

Posted: 17/09/2019

Who would have believed trees could be so devastating to horse health? Atypical myopathy is also known as ‘sycamore poisoning’ as horses develop the condition after eating the seeds, leaves or seedlings of sycamore or box elder trees. These plants contain Hypoglycin A, which is highly toxic to horses and the... Read More

Don't miss Your Horse Live 8-10 November, Stoneleigh Park

Posted: 17/09/2019

Don't miss Your Horse Live (8-10 November, Stoneleigh Park) for unmissable performances and unbeatable shopping – it’s the biggest and best Your Horse Live yet! On Friday watch unmissable masterclasses from the best in the business - including Charlotte Dujardin, Sharon Hunt, Fred Bergendorff and Sir Lee Pearson CBE. ... Read More

The Equestrian Index set to partner with Farm Business Innovation

Posted: 17/09/2019

Equestrian Index is once again happy to be partnered with Europe's largest trade show for diversifying your farming needs and increasing revenue; Farm Business Innovation 2019. Get your free ticketsHERE The show takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on the 6th and 7th of November. Save the date for what promises... Read More

SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS

Posted: 17/09/2019

SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS: WORLD’S BEST ARE READY TO GO The stage is set this week for the most exciting running of the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials to date (19-22 September). All of the British eventing scene’s top riders, plus many from round the world, are preparing to... Read More

Cavallo Flint II Tweed Jacket – This Season’s Must Have

Posted: 17/09/2019

KEEPING with tradition, yet providing the utmost style and sophistication – the Cavallo Flint II Tweed Jacket will have you dressed to impress. Made from a wool, polyester and spandex mix, the jacket is designed to flatter the figure and is Dark Blue in colour with a Deep Blue check. This ladies tweed... Read More

New Cavalor Take it Easy Forte

Posted: 17/09/2019

With stressful horses being a frequent issue in the equine industry, Cavalor know that there is no 100% nutritional solution for stressed horses because they all react differently. Cavalor constantly strive to make better products and so have created an innovative new product, Cavalor Take It Easy Forte. Cavalor Take It Easy... Read More

Amerigo Elastic Dressage Girth

Posted: 17/09/2019

The Amerigo Elastic Dressage Girth is specially shaped to distribute the pressure from the girth over a wider surface area and is not concentrated in one narrow area that can lead to soreness when a horse is overgirthed. The GH27 Elastic Dressage Girth from Amerigo is a newer version of the very... Read More

Valegro Returns for Exclusive Film on Horse & Country

Posted: 16/09/2019

Worldwide phenomenon Valegro is set to return to your screen on Horse & Country in an exclusive film ‘Valegro: Sculpting the Legend. This enlightening documentary premieres on Tuesday 17th September at 8pm and provides a fascinating insight into the horse that had brought so much global awareness to the sport of dressage. In... Read More

Charlotte Dujardin Wins Cavalor Intermediate II Gold

Posted: 16/09/2019

Charlotte Dujardin Wins Cavalor Intermediate II Gold at the British Dressage National Championships Charlotte Dujardin took the Cavalor Intermediate II Gold title with a fantastic score of 78.34% at the British Dressage National Championships. At just 16hh the diminutive Gio proved that talent and heart outweigh height in the Cavalor Inter II as... Read More

50 Years of Dedication

Posted: 13/09/2019

Volunteers are the life force behind the amazing work of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), and without the 18,000 generous individuals that give up their valuable time, the charity simply couldn’t exist. As the organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary, a few extraordinary volunteers also mark half a century of helping others... Read More

'Experience Spectacular' at Liverpool

Posted: 13/09/2019

‘Experience Spectacular’ at the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show With the festive season in full swing and the New Year countdown well and truly on this year’s Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show gives you and all the family the chance to ‘Experience Spectacular!’ The four evening and two afternoon performances at... Read More

Olympia Riding Academy launched

Posted: 12/09/2019

OLYMPIA AND TIM STOCKDALE FOUNDATION DEBUT OLYMPIA RIDING ACADEMY TO INCREASE ACCESSIBILITY WITHIN EQUESTRIAN SPORT Olympia, The London International Horse Show, together with its 2019 Official Charity, The Tim Stockdale Foundation, debuted the ‘Olympia Riding Academy’ on 10 September, aiming to introduce economically disadvantaged children to the range of... Read More

New Trends & How To Update Your Riding Wardrobe

Posted: 11/09/2019

In this article, Liz Hayman, designer and owner of British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech talks trends and tips. This month, fellow rider Liz discusses the new seasonal trends and how you can incorporate these into your riding wardrobe this autumn, whatever your budget. Turn Up Colour We know you all adore black, navy... Read More

Cosy Gift Boxes from Hooves & Love

Posted: 11/09/2019

Give someone a relaxing evening in this Autumn with cosy gift boxes from Hooves & Love Now that the nights are starting to steadily draw in and we’re a matter of weeks away from the clocks changing, thoughts turn to getting cosy in the evenings instead of heading out on adventures. Crisp... Read More

Oliver Townend provides spectators with pure Class at Burghley

Posted: 09/09/2019

HAVING not being able to sit or stand a day before the start of the competition, 2017 Champion Oliver Townend was delighted with how he started this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Ellesmere’s Townend and horse Ballaghmor Class sit second in the overall standings after the second day of dressage action... Read More

Crucial Dorset bridleway saved following generous grants

Posted: 09/09/2019

The British Horse Society (BHS) and Knowlton Parish Council have successfully joined forces to raise funds for essential work on an unsafe bridleway in Horton. The bridleway had grossly deteriorated over time becoming overgrown with dangerous and unusable boggy sections. The route is imperative to the local community as it is... Read More

Stars gather for 50th anniversary RDA Awards

Posted: 09/09/2019

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary at a star-studded awards evening, recognising the outstanding achievements of riders, volunteers and horses. Host Clare Balding will be joined by ITN news anchor and journalist Alastair Stewart; motor racing legend Damon Hill; W Series’ British racing driver Alice Powell... Read More

Pippa Funnell rolls back the years to claim LRBHT WIN

Posted: 09/09/2019

It's 16 years since Pippa Funnell was the toast of the eventing world after becoming the first person to win her sport's fabled Grand Slam with champagne drenched victory at Burghley. After wins in Kentucky and Badminton, the then 34-year old arrived at the grand 16th century English Elizabethan estate and... Read More

Sportsbeat reporting from Burghley

Posted: 06/09/2019

By Peter White, Sportsbeat – 020 3026 3780 MARKET HARBOROUGH’S Eliza Stoddart admitted to being overwhelmed at finishing day one of her first ever appearance at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in pole position. Stoddart, 26, and horse Priorspark Opposition Free, topped the standings in the dressage after an entertaining first day... Read More

Pegasus Jewellery unveils Purple Poppy Pin

Posted: 05/09/2019

Pegasus Jewellery is delighted to unveil the Purple Poppy Pin, to commemorate service animals lost in conflict and funds for the Racehorse Sanctuary Leading equestrian jeweller Pegasus was founded on a twin love of everything to do with horses and designing beautiful jewellery, so it’s no surprise that the brand has decided... Read More

Q&A with Helen Reader, Saddle Fitter

Posted: 03/09/2019

In this post Society of Master Saddlers’ Qualified Saddle Fitter, Helen Reader, answers some frequently asked questions on saddlery. 1, I have just purchased a horse which is rather short in the back. My 17.5inch event saddle looks very long on him but is a good fit for... Read More

Great grazing from Suregrow

Posted: 02/09/2019

Ensure Your Horse Or Pony Gets The Best Nutrition From Their Grazing With Suregrow Horse and ponies can spend a good part of their day out on pasture during the autumn months, just before winter sets in and limits their time out in the field. Grazing is first and foremost the most natural... Read More

Harriet bounces back to win at Hickstead

Posted: 02/09/2019

A new name was added to the roll of honour in the Science Supplements All England Grand Prix – with a lady rider claiming the title for the first time. The £6,000 feature class of the four-day national championships went to Harriet Nuttall and Galway Bay Jed, who made the most of... Read More

New top-class eventing training facilities unveiled at Hickstead

Posted: 02/09/2019

Hickstead may be known as the home of British showjumping, but now it is set to diversify into the sport of eventing with the launch of extensive new all-weather cross-country facilities. Top event riders Gemma Tattersall, Francis Whittington and Emily King were on hand to mark the launch of the facilities, which... Read More

Dengie Alfa-A Lite gets a fresh new look!

Posted: 02/09/2019

Dengie, the UK’s favourite feed company*, are delighted to announce that Dengie Alfa-A Lite has been given a fresh new look. The bright new packs will be arriving in store soon! Alfa-A Lite combines alfalfa with a light molasses coating and spearmint oil to create a... Read More

New Live Streaming Partnership for Horse & Country and Arena UK

Posted: 02/09/2019

IN an exciting new development, Horse & Country and leading show centre, Arena UK have agreed a partnership to live stream major competitions from the Lincolnshire venue. Well-known for hosting a fantastic series of top-level events, the team at Arena UK, headed by Teresa Stratford and Lauren Humphries run competitions across the... Read More

NEW EquiBiome Test Kit Removes the Guess Work from Gut Health

Posted: 02/09/2019

EquiBiome is leading the way in gut health and providing horse owners with a snapshot of the internal microbial community which is linked to health, temperament, energy levels, nutrient availability and vitamin production. The test kit is simple to use (collection of a faecal sample) and allows sophisticated analysis of hind gut... Read More

Martingale know how with the Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 02/09/2019

A martingale is a piece of tack which is usually used to control head carriage and act as an additional form of control. There are several different types of martingale which are used for varying reasons and are seen across several disciplines. In this feature we look at the different... Read More

When choosing forage, what is the most important consideration?

Posted: 29/08/2019

When choosing your forage, what is the most important consideration for you? More often the choice is made with cost in mind but with forage providing up to 100% of your horse or pony’s diet, quality should always be the most important factor. Hay is normally the cheapest option but the quality and... Read More

New from Dengie – Naturally nutritious Dengie Pure Grass

Posted: 28/08/2019

Dengie, the UK’s favourite horse feed company, is delighted to introduce NEW Dengie Pure Grass, a naturally nutritious 100% chopped grass feed with absolutely nothing else added! Made from pure, British grown grasses including Fescue, Rye and Meadow Grass, Dengie Pure Grass is soft, easy to chew and highly palatable. It... Read More

Autumn Delights from Equetech

Posted: 28/08/2019

Head into the new season, with British equestrian fashion label Equetech. This seasons new additions, designed to beat the chill without compromising on style! These Equetech Twist Knit Headbands boast a deep cable twist knit pattern with a toasty fleece lining. Featuring an Equetech metal pelham badge detail, these headbands are... Read More

3 Days, 300 miles, 3 Countries done and dusted by team JFC Agri

Posted: 28/08/2019

A team of 9 enthusiastic JFC Employees, Customers and Local farmers set sail with County Galway in their sights on Wednesday 14th August. Greeted by 5 more cyclists in Ireland on Thursday 15th they hit the road at Clifden to take in the stunning scenery of the West coast of Ireland,... Read More

The Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Awards Are Open!

Posted: 27/08/2019

Do you have an equestrian blog or vlog that’s centred around horses or an equestrian passion? If so, The Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Awards 2019 want to hear from you! The Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Awards is your opportunity to put the spotlight on your blog or vlog and gain international recognition through these prestigious awards. Powered by... Read More

European medallist makes Hickstead return

Posted: 27/08/2019

European team bronze medallist Holly Smith will be competing at the final show of the Hickstead season – the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships (29 August to 1 September). Holly is currently representing Great Britain at the FEI European Jumping Championships in Rotterdam, where she helped her team clinch a team... Read More

CHAMPIONSHIP STYLING!

Posted: 27/08/2019

Congratulations to all those of you who've made it through to your championships. As well as focusing on perfecting your craft under saddle, you'll be looking to turn-out your horse and yourself to perfection. In this feature, we glean some tips from Liz Hayman, MD of British equestrian clothing brand Equetech... Read More

How Your Centre Can Teach Disabled Riders

Posted: 23/08/2019

Dispelling the Myths – How Your Centre Can Teach Disabled Riders Accessibility Mark is providing riding schools with the knowledge and confidence to teach disabled riders. The revolutionary scheme, introduced by Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and the British Equestrian Federation, provides training and assessment to ensure centres can provide a first... Read More

Sprenger Bow Balance Stirrups

Posted: 23/08/2019

The Sprenger Bow Balance stirrups feature the innovative Sprenger four-link-system technology. Sprenger has a safety standard of 1600kg for all their four-link-system stirrups, ensuring a very a high breaking strength. Bow form reduces the risk of the foot becoming trapped within and ensures enhanced security, pivoting into four directions simultaneously. Covered by rubber... Read More

Fleck Delta Pro Dressage Whip – Make It Your Own

Posted: 23/08/2019

The Delta Pro Whip from Fleck is a super smart and modern whip perfect for all round dressage, whether professional or recreational use. Made from materials of the highest standard, the Delta Pro Dressage Whip has been designed for optimum flexibility, perfect balance and added durability. The woven nylon cover highlights the perfect... Read More

Veredus Magnetik Rug

Posted: 23/08/2019

The Magnetik Rug from Veredus helps to stimulate the flow of blood in the horse’s body, which reduces pain and swelling and helps to speed up the elimination of toxins and the regenerative processes. The rug also helps to prepare muscles and tendons for work. Made of breathable microporous material, the Veredus... Read More

Uvex Suxxeed Luxury Lady Riding Helmet

Posted: 22/08/2019

Add some glamour and style to your riding look with the Uvex Suxxeed Luxury Lady Riding Helmet. The luxury lady edition with leather décor, is discreetly embellished with Swarovski® Crystals and Alcantara®. The helmet has been cleverly designed with a wider screen peak that protects the rider from the sun and emphasizes the... Read More

Breaking Down Barriers with Accessibility Mark

Posted: 22/08/2019

Malvern Riding School based in Worcestershire has been teaching riders with additional needs since 2012. After recently gaining Accessibility Mark accreditation, the centre hopes to welcome more disabled people to take to the saddle. Accessibility Mark is a nationwide joint scheme between Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and the British Equestrian... Read More

Königs Palermo Boots - Perfection for Dressage

Posted: 22/08/2019

The Königs Palermo Boots will have you sitting pretty in the dressage arena and set to impress the judges whether competing at Prelim or Grand Prix. These bespoke boots are made to the highest standards with perfection in mind and are tapered for a superb fit. Made of top grade side leather, the... Read More

Veredus Villate

Posted: 22/08/2019

Veredus Villate is a cleaning and astringent solution for use on hooves and frogs. The cleansing and protective lotion is useful for removing dirt from hoof and frog. Regular use protects and strengthens hooves and fights off pollutants, maintaining excellent state of health. To use, Veredus recommended cleaning the frog with care before applying... Read More

New Dilara Sweater from Covalliero

Posted: 21/08/2019

The new Dilara sweater from Covalliero is super soft, made from velvet-like fabric with an asymmetrical collar. A real eye-catcher the comfy sweater features a thick drawstring on the collar and stylish contrasting elbow patches. The stretch, lightweight material feels super-soft and is pleasant to wear. Available in the colours Coffee, Chili, Smoked Blue... Read More

RDA's amazing people

Posted: 21/08/2019

To celebrate its 50th anniversary year in 2019, Riding for the Disabled Association is marking the milestone through its 50 Faces campaign, telling the stories of some of the amazing people who make RDA the extraordinary organisation it is today. Designed to challenge preconceptions about disability and volunteering, and to celebrate the... Read More

Equipe Asymmetric Stirrups

Posted: 21/08/2019

The Equipe Asymmetric Stirrups are made from Nylon and Silicon with interchangeable treads to deliver the required level of grip. The 30° inclination of the hole through which the stirrup leathers are threaded, allows the stirrups to be constantly and correctly positioned, improving their grip on the boot. The flexible stirrups come equipped... Read More

Amerigo Vega Jump Special – Offering Great Value and Quality

Posted: 21/08/2019

Are you looking for a saddle that offers superb value and quality? Made using a specially created synthetic tree incorporating a tempered steel head iron, the Amerigo Vega Jump Special saddle reflects the most popular measurements, and has produced a very flexible saddle that is suitable for many horses and riders. Amerigo is... Read More

Bucas Smartex Turnout Extra

Posted: 21/08/2019

Bucas Smartex Turnout range combines superb durability and comfort for your horse and are considered the most versatile turnout rugs available. The Smartex range can be put on a wet horse after exercise or washing and the Stay-dry lining will wick away the moisture, dry your horse and the lining will remain... Read More

Is Your Horse Suffering From Poor Appetite Due to Stomach Ulcers?

Posted: 21/08/2019

Cavalor Gastro 8 Paste is ideal for horses suffering from poor appetite due to stomach ulcers. Horses suffering from stomach irritation or gastric ulcers, tend to have a lack of appetite. For these horses, Cavalor has developed a paste which can be administered directly into the mouth of the horse. The oral paste... Read More

Update from Bolesworth Equitop Young Horse Championship

Posted: 19/08/2019

Young Rider Annabel Delights in Amateur Final SIXTEEN-year-old Annabel Lomas was the delighted winner of a fast-paced Equerry Horse Feeds CSIAm Bronze final at a sun-kissed Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. Photo: Annabel Lomas and Vraiecocotte Berence. With 15 through to the jump-off, Buxton-based Annabel had her work cut out, but riding the 10-year-old... Read More

Annabel wins Bolesworth Grand Prix

Posted: 19/08/2019

Bolesworth Grand Prix Win for Annabel THE CSI2* Grand Prix brought the curtain down on the first and hugely successful Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. With 50 starters over the Rafael Suarez course in the International Arena, competition was fierce for the final competition. Thirteen made it through to the second round with the... Read More

Latest from Bolesworth

Posted: 19/08/2019

Georgia Tame Takes Under 25’s Championship Twenty-one-year-old Georgia Tame and the huge striding Jeff Ten Halven overcame Tom Holden’s technical course to win the John Oates Horseboxes Under 25’s Championships. Photo: Ian Maynard of John Oates Horseboxes with Georgia Tame. On the fourth day of the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships the Castle Arena... Read More

6 and 7 year old Champs from Bolesworth

Posted: 19/08/2019

Ivory Shows World Class Potential in Six-year-old Final Matt Sampson and Ivory jumped into the spotlight when winning the prestigious and highly competitive, Six-year-old Championship sponsored by Windmill Farm Estate. Photo: Dan Wright of Windmill Farm Estate, with Bolesworth Managing Director, Nina Barbour, presents Matt Sampson and Ivory with their award after... Read More

Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free Feed

Posted: 16/08/2019

Approved by the Laminitis Trust, Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is a low calorie, nutritionally balanced fibre feed especially developed for leisure horses and ponies. Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free, which includes a full range of B vitamins including biotin and chelated trace minerals for general condition and to support the horse’s... Read More

Tara Punter PR is Business Awards Finalist

Posted: 16/08/2019

Tara Punter PR reaches the finals of the Rural Business Awards 2019! Tara Best, founder and Director of rural and equestrian PR company Tara Punter PR, is delighted to share the exciting news that the business has reached the south west regional final of this year’s Rural Business Awards!... Read More

How the Golden Rules of Feeding Aid Digestion

Posted: 16/08/2019

As children we are all taught about the ‘golden rules of feeding’ but do you know why these age old guidelines that are drummed into us during Pony Club, are so important to digestive health? Provide clean, fresh water - Water plays an essential role in digestion and is involved in most... Read More

Joe Takes Under 25’s Honours

Posted: 16/08/2019

After a run of seconds this season, a delighted Joe Fernyhough came from a late draw to capture the John Oates Horseboxes Under 25’s Two Phase on the second day of the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. The talented 18-year-old was thrilled to finish in winning position on the home-bred Calcourt Quicktime. Picture:... Read More

Win for Keith Shore at Bolesworth

Posted: 16/08/2019

Keith Secures Win at Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships Northwich-based Keith Shore held on to his early lead in the Bolesworth CS!2* Two Phase in the first class of the day in the International Arena. Picture:: Keith Shore and Iron Lady Van T Meulenhof. Having a successful season with the bay mare, Iron Lady... Read More

Bucas Freedom Dog Rug

Posted: 16/08/2019

The Bucas Freedom Dog Rug is a functional jacket made with waterproof, breathable rip-stop outer making it ideal for the typical British weather. The adjustable stomach protection keeps your dog dry and clean underneath, perfect for country walks. The versatile wide neck invites a variety of all shapes and sizes and the collar... Read More

Louise Hits Form at Bolesworth

Posted: 16/08/2019

Louise Simpson and Unex Cognac IV saw triumph over adversity after a difficult year for the 11-year-old who had an eye removed eight months ago. The West Sussex rider has been thrilled with his progress and took home a win in the Equestrizone CSI2* Two Phase at the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse... Read More

Polly Gains First Win at Bolesworth

Posted: 16/08/2019

Polly Shaw and Why Not Fado scored a great win in the Voltaire Design sponsored CSI-Am-A Platinum Two Phase at the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. Based in Hertfordshire, Polly runs a vehicle recovery business and rides when work and time allow. A regular at Bolesworth International and Liverpool International, Polly was delighted... Read More

Ella and Billy Galleon Capture Voltaire Design Win

Posted: 16/08/2019

Ella Derbyshire and the seven-year-old Billy Galleon captured the Voltaire Design CSIAm-A Platinum Two Phase on the third day of the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. By Billy Congo, the bag gelding has been ridden by both William and Pippa Funnell before Ella took over the ride. Photo: Matt Tarrant of Voltaire Design... Read More

Louise Saywell and Feigtling Start the Day in Form

Posted: 16/08/2019

Louise Saywell and her long-time partner, Feigtling ran out the winners in the Equestrizone CSI2* Two Phase 1.30m at the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. Securing the class with nearly a second to spare from James Whitaker and Wallstreet VB, Louise and the 14-year-old are having a great season. Said Louise: “He’s a... Read More

Antonia and Laura Triumph in Young Horse Qualifiers

Posted: 16/08/2019

Seventeen-year-old Antonia Platt was all smiles on winning the Windmill Farm Estate Six-year-old qualifier at the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. Based in Essex, Antonia’s winning ride Imerald S is by the legendary Emerald out of a Corland mare. Photo: Antonia Platt receives her award from Dan Wright of Windmill Farm... Read More

Blair Castle Horse Trials on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 16/08/2019

Exclusive Action from The Land Rover Blair Castle Horse Trials on Horse & Country Set in the idyllic Scottish Highlands – The Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials is brought to you by Horse & Country. Leading riders set to compete include eventing stars and legends William Fox-Pitt, Piggy French, Ben Hobday,... Read More

More results from Stoneleigh

Posted: 16/08/2019

Surrey Heath win the National Team Jumping Championship The National Team Jumping Championship was the last competition in Arena 3 for the British Showjumping National Championships 2019. Horses and riders travelled from all around the UK to contest the final. The elated winners, who travelled two hours to get here, were the... Read More

50th Anniversary Celebration for RDA

Posted: 16/08/2019

Preparations are well under way for the official celebration week to mark the 50th anniversary of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). Taking place from September 30 – October 6, RDA Groups up and down the country will be holding special events and activities to celebrate 50 years of fun, therapy and... Read More

Registered blind Dressage rider Verity Smith on her Olympic plans

Posted: 14/08/2019

Verity Smith is one of Haygain’s stable of supported riders from across the spectrum of equestrian disciplines, and her story is certainly an exceptional one. For this Haygain rider update, we take a look at where Verity’s love of riding came from and how she copes with day-to-day life and competing... Read More

Success for Georgia Tame in John Oates Horseboxes Under 25’s

Posted: 14/08/2019

Georgia Tame stole the show and continued her fantastic form in the first class in the International Arena at the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. Ten made it through to the jump-off in the John Oates Horseboxes Under 25’s, a fiercely competitive class featuring many of the country’s leading young riders... Read More

Dramatic growth for Horse & Country TV

Posted: 13/08/2019

Horse & Country sees dramatic increase in streaming service viewing in 2019 Growth mirrors national trends described by Ofcom Horse & Country, the leading international equestrian sports network, has reported a sharp rise in viewing on its streaming services, as viewers embraced the increased live sports and video-on-demand offerings in the second... Read More

NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials

Posted: 13/08/2019

Piggy’s perfect ten becomes eleven at NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials Piggy French recorded her tenth international victory of the season on Saturday, winning the NAF Five Star Magic CCI4*-S competition onboard Quarrycrest Echo and also taking the runner up spot with Brookfield Inocent. Ten soon became eleven as she added... Read More

EQUINE PRODUCTIONS WELCOME JOHN MAXSE

Posted: 13/08/2019

Equine Productions, the racing specialist film production house, have recruited the experienced PR Consultant John Maxse in a part-time role to assist the company in developing new business and projects. Sam Fleet, Managing Director of Equine Productions, said: “We have known John for several years and we have always enjoyed... Read More

Stoneleigh Horse Show Round Up – Day 1

Posted: 12/08/2019

Arena 4 There were just 6 clears from 23 starters in the opening Cuddy Working Hunter class on day one of the Stoneleigh Horse Show. Finishing 5 marks clear of second placed Chloe Smith and her Warwickshire based ride Banzi Dalarusi, was last year’s winner Tonya Wood riding her own Rebel Moon.... Read More

Stoneleigh Horse Show Round Up – Day 2

Posted: 12/08/2019

Arena 4 As the grey skies drew in over Stoneleigh Park, it was a previous Horse of the Year Show ridden welsh section A winner that took the tricolor in Arena 4 after a marathon amount of entries in the Thor Atkinson Steel Fabrications Ltd. Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Pony classes.... Read More

Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter at Stoneleigh

Posted: 12/08/2019

The Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Masters goes to Bex Mason and Vancurtis The highly anticipated Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Masters saw 11 competitors progress through to the thrilling jump-off on Day 4 at the British Showjumping National Championship 2019, held at NAEC Stoneleigh. With the top four in the class offering a... Read More

British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier

Posted: 12/08/2019

Angie Thompson steals the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier Arena 3 saw a very large British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C qualifier get underway with 88 competitors. Each fence posed a different question and caught many out, leaving 16 combinations to go through to the jump off. Rising... Read More

Retraining of Racehorses classes Stoneleigh

Posted: 12/08/2019

Yvonne Goss and Untilla Legend win the Retraining of Racehorses Club League Championship title An ecstatic Yvonne Goss claimed her first British Showjumping National Championship title in the Retraining of Racehorses Club League Championship this morning taking place in the JS Teamwear Championship Arena 2. The renowned team chaser, riding superstar Untilla... Read More

Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Masters

Posted: 12/08/2019

Olivia Poole takes the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Masters Olivia Poole and My Premier Touch strode to victory in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Masters on Day 4 at the British Showjumping National Championships 2019. With qualification for Horse of the Year Show at stake, there was all to play... Read More

Stoneleigh Round-up

Posted: 12/08/2019

Nicola Barry and Be Caprivi take the win in the National Grade C Championship Final In the JS Teamwear Championship Arena 2, Nicola Barry made the National Grade C Championship her own with the seven year old gelding Be Caprivi. The celebrations continue for Nicola, after getting married on Wednesday, the newly wed,... Read More

Luxury Skincare for Equestrians from Purdey & Sloane

Posted: 10/08/2019

Luxury skincare for those who know that a life in the saddle is a life well spent Purdey & Sloane is a new luxury skincare brand with a range of products developed specifically for ladies who love to spend their time working and playing in the great outdoors. Launching with the... Read More

Mini-breaks from Free Rein

Posted: 10/08/2019

The ultimate mini-break! - Two day real trail ride, stopping overnight at a friendly B&B or Inn - Two full days in the saddle, covering 15-20 miles each day - Matched to one of our fantastic trail riding horses - Small groups with a maximum of 8 riders - Friendly, relaxed and professional guides - Stunning... Read More

Updates from Stomeleigh

Posted: 10/08/2019

Maverick win for Poppy in the Pony Discovery Championship Final Bringing the junior classes at the British Showjumping National Championships to a close was the Pony Discovery Championship Final. The final saw 86 starters come forward and despite exceptional talent on display, there were just 18 through to the jump off,... Read More

NEXT Just For Schools 1.00m & 1.10m Finals

Posted: 10/08/2019

1.00m Final On day two of the NEXT Just for Schools Finals, it was the turn of the Herfordshire based Berkhamsted Red team to lead the way in the 1.00m Championship. Finishing the first round with a fence in hand over the second team that also originates from Berkhamstead School, it... Read More

National Para Equestrian Championship

Posted: 10/08/2019

The crowd were treated to an impressive display of teamwork by all horse and rider combinations competing in the National Para Equestrian Championship, which took centre stage in the JS Teamwear Championship Arena 2 this afternoon. The Championship consisted of four titles which were awarded to the various grades. The... Read More

Mark Edwards crowned the National 1.40m Champion 2019

Posted: 10/08/2019

Today the greatly anticipated first leg of the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) International Wild Card Series took place in Championship Arena 1 in the shape of the National 1.40m Championship. The audience was expecting to see some exciting top class competition and the championship did not disappoint. The HOYS... Read More

Young & Co Bit Makers Join Abbey England

Posted: 09/08/2019

Abbey England is delighted to announce that five highly skilled bit makers have joined the team following the company’s acquisition of Young & Co. Dedicated to maintaining British manufacturing and a heritage of industrial skills to secure future production, Abbey England has acquired a number of businesses over the years, including Liston... Read More

Winners - The Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters

Posted: 09/08/2019

Eloise Squibb and Rudgeway Maestro win the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters Eloise Squibb and Rudgeway Maestro were crowned the winners of the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters in the final class of the day at the British Showjumping National Championships 2019. As the combination were early to go in the... Read More

A Family-owned Foundry Set for the Future

Posted: 09/08/2019

Few manufacturing businesses that were founded in the 1800’s are still thriving as a British-made heritage brand but the family-owned ‘Abbey Foundry’ in the heart of Walsall is one of them. Traditionally, the Walsall area had a great mining presence which enabled a local metalworking culture to develop and allowed Walsall’s economy... Read More

Kenco Recovers from Freak Accident

Posted: 09/08/2019

When Kate Ledger from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, went to bring her horse Kenco in from the field a freak accident resulted in a nasty injury to his front leg. As Kate was about to put Kenco’s headcollar on, he was too eager to get in for his tea and pushed his way... Read More

TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes – Low Starch Formula

Posted: 09/08/2019

TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes are very low starch and formulated to provide calories for condition (12MJ/kg) whilst being highly sympathetic to the digestive system, even when it is compromised by extreme acidity. That means that TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes are suitable for horses prone to, or suffering from ESGD (gastric ulcers). UlsaKind Cubes are... Read More

Latest results from Stoneleigh

Posted: 09/08/2019

Eloise Squibb takes the Pony Foxhunter Masters Eloise Squibb piloting twelve year old grey gelding Rudgeway Maestro continued their winning streak and were the well-deserved winners of the Pony Foxhunter Masters on Day 3 of the British Showjumping National Championships 2019, after winning the Pony Newcomers Masters yesterday. At just fourteen years... Read More

Sustainability Initiatives for Olympia

Posted: 09/08/2019

Olympia The London International Horse Show introduces exciting new sustainability initiatives for 2019 In its ongoing commitment to the environment, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, has once again put sustainability as a top priority for 2019. Taking place between 16-22 December, the week-long Show has reduced its use of single-use plastic... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property August 2019

Posted: 08/08/2019

Silver Birch Cottage is a distinctive residence, believed to have been built circa 1995 of oak-framed construction under a wonderful thatched roof. The property sits within an exceptionally private setting, including a detached single-storey annexe with courtyard garden, a separate games room with bar and a substantial timber-framed log cabin. The... Read More

Dr David Marlin talks.....Transporting Horses.

Posted: 08/08/2019

Transporting Horses: Simple tips to make transport safer for your horse Dr David Marlin Millions of horses worldwide are transported millions of miles each year. Almost certainly 99.99% of these transport events occur without incident. However, transporting horses badly can lead to subsequent problems with loading, adverse effects on performance, illness and even... Read More

The impact on performance from improved respiratory health

Posted: 08/08/2019

The impact on performance from incremental improvements to respiratory health Written by: Sharon Smith MSc SEBC(Reg) IEng BHSAPC My niece, Katy Skelton, competed for TeamGB at the London 2012 Olympics, so I witnessed the ‘marginal gains’ approach. The phrase describes how every aspect of the athlete’s day, beyond training sessions, is... Read More

Trust in Tea Tree to soothe this summer

Posted: 08/08/2019

The weather is warming up and the bitey bugs and flies are amassing in the air. Like with us humans, some pets may react to these nibbles and some do not. I tend to get huge, itchy bumps from any insect bite or sting. One of my horses, Thai, a 24-year-old... Read More

Don't miss Your Horse Live's legendary line up this 8-10 November

Posted: 08/08/2019

Olympic medallist Charlotte Dujardin takes centre stage in the BETA Arena for 3 days of incredible demonstrations plus there will be a special guest appearance from Valegro on Saturday and Sunday. Plus Irish Olympic team Eventing stars Padraig McCarthy, Jonty Evans, AND Art will be performing in the BETA Arena on Saturday... Read More

Protect your Business

Posted: 08/08/2019

If you have recently taken the steps to start your own business, congratulations on this exciting move! Working for yourself can have some amazing benefits, choosing more flexible hours, working with people who inspire you and avoiding those long commutes to an office. We imagine your head will be swimming with... Read More

Europes leading event for Farm Business Innovation

Posted: 08/08/2019

Europe’s leading event for farmers, landowners, estate owners, and rural businesses returns for its seventh edition at the Birmingham NEC on the 6th & 7th November and we are so proud to announce we have partnered with them this year! The Farm Business Innovation Show will be jam packed with inspiration, insight... Read More

JFC Manufacturing-10 days away from boldest cycling challenge yet

Posted: 08/08/2019

Intrepid staff at Oswestry agricultural suppliers JFC Agri are once again pulling on their lycra as they launch a second marathon cycle ride raising funds for RABI and RDA in August. Last year the team completed the ride all the way from their plant in Galway to the finish line in... Read More

Leading names at Bolesworth

Posted: 08/08/2019

Leading Names Head to Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship WITH the new and exciting Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship just days away leading riders, owners, studs and industry professionals are heading to Cheshire. A host of high-class show jumping and equestrian sport combines with industry trade and networking – August 14 to 18... Read More

FEI European Championships 2019 on Horse & Country

Posted: 08/08/2019

Horse & Country is broadcasting the top-level sporting action highlights from the FEI European Championships 2019 in Rotterdam and Luhmühlen. Starting with the Dressage Grand Prix Team Competition at 8.00pm on Saturday 24th August, Charlotte Dujardin, Charlotte Fry, Carl Hester and Gareth Hughes will ride for Great Britain. Subscribers can also watch the... Read More

All to play for in the NEXT Just For Schools Finals

Posted: 08/08/2019

NEXT Just for Schools Finals 70cm Final Galloway Pony Club member Erin Jamieson made the long journey from Scotland a rewarding one with an emotional win in the NEXT Just For Schools 70cm individual Final. Riding her mother Louise’s 15 year old Kyleston Chasing Dreams, Erin took a dominating lead by over 3... Read More

Results from Stoneleigh National Championships

Posted: 08/08/2019

Clegg-Ingram takes Stepping Stones 138cm Championships Final A seven-hour round trip to jump just one course was all made worthwhile as Mia Clegg-Ingram from West Yorkshire was crowned Champion in the Stepping Stones 138cm Championship Final this evening at the British Showjumping National Championships. Only 10 out of the 57 starts managed to... Read More

Eventing from Gatcombe on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 07/08/2019

Watch all the Cross-Country Action from The Festival of British Eventing on Horse & Country IF you didn’t make it to this year’s Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park don’t despair. The team at Horse & Country is here to help with hours and hours of fantastic cross-country viewing from... Read More

Victory for Henry Nelson

Posted: 07/08/2019

Henry Nelson Strides into Victory as the Last Rider of the Day in the National Pony 1.15m Members Cup Last to ride for the evening was Henry Nelson with Strider IV where they clinched the title in a strong competition to end the day in the National Pony 1.15m Members Cup. Henry... Read More

A win for Toby Fry in the National 148cm Championship

Posted: 07/08/2019

With just one double clear, the course proved tough for the National 148cm Championship taking place in Championship Arena 1. It was a well-deserved win for Toby Fry who took the win with Zucan V over a technical course. Photo: 1st Class Images https://www.1stclassimages.com/ “AsI was first in the ring I told... Read More

Touch of Marmite rises to the challenge

Posted: 07/08/2019

Touch of Marmite rises to the challenge in the Pony Restricted Rider 1.00m Championship As the day draws to a close it was the turn of the Pony Restricted Rider 1.00m Championship in the JS Teamwear Championship Arena 2 at the 2019 British Showjumping National Championships. Sienna White and her... Read More

Tabitha Kyle wins the National 138cm Championship Final

Posted: 07/08/2019

Competition was hard fought as 26 starters came forward in the National 138cm Championship Final; the penultimate class of the day in Championship Arena 1 at the British Showjumping National Championships 2019. Photo: 1st Class Images https://www.1stclassimages.com/ Out of the eight riders who made it through to the jump off, Tabitha had... Read More

Izabella Rogers is crowned the National 128cm Champion

Posted: 07/08/2019

Izabella Rogers aboard the grey mare ‘Whinney Lass’ jumped to the finish to take the National 128cm Champion title at the British Showjumping National Championships 2019. With the top four placings offering a qualification to Horse of the Year Show as well as Olympia there was all to play for. Photo:... Read More

Big Bucks and Other Racing Legends for HOYS Sunday Spectacular

Posted: 07/08/2019

This October, the much-anticipated Sunday Evening Gala Performance of Horse of the Year Show, held at the Resorts World Arena, the NEC, Birmingham from Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th, is set to host an impressive showcase of racing heroes never seen at the Show before. Leading the charge of spectacular equine... Read More

‘£20 Tuesday’ Lesson Offer Returns at HMB Equestrian

Posted: 07/08/2019

After a fantastic response earlier this year, event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber, is bringing back her ‘£20 Tuesday’ offer, where for two dates only, lessons will be for the amazing price of £20 per hour. This limited, end of summer offer is available on Tuesday, August 27th and Tuesday, September... Read More

Abbey England Embarks On Leadership Programme

Posted: 06/08/2019

Cheshire-based business, Abbey England, renowned for its vast range of equestrian wholesale supplies, has joined other business leaders in the North West to be amongst the first in the country to take part in the government-backed Made Smarter Leadership Programme for manufacturers in the area. Photo: Peter Phillips of Abbey England... Read More

Riding High Into Autumn

Posted: 05/08/2019

With the seasons set to change, embrace autumn with confidence as the new season collection from British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech combines fashion with function. The Equetech Rushmere Long Waterproof Coat is a gorgeous longer length practical waterproof country coat with a subtle herringbone finish. Lightweight and super warm with an... Read More

Affordable US Ranch Holidays

Posted: 05/08/2019

We had a wonderful start to the summer, but more heavy showers and thunderstorms are forecast for the month ahead. All the more reason to jet off to sunnier climes and experience your destination on horseback - our aim to make dream riding holidays affordable. PRICE FREEZE: We are committed to our... Read More

Cavalleria Toscana Joins Zebra Products

Posted: 02/08/2019

Cavalleria Toscana Join Well-Known Equestrian Distributors Zebra Products Leading Italian brand Cavalleira Toscana, much sought after for their collection of stylish and unique rider clothing is now available in the UK through well-known distributor Zebra Products. Cavalleria Toscana was founded in 2008 with the ambition to create a product that could make technical... Read More

Optimising Digestion All Year Round.

Posted: 02/08/2019

Whatever the time of year, the number one factor in keeping your horse’s digestive system healthy is ensuring there is sufficient fibre in the diet. Fibre should be the starting point of every horse’s diet regardless of its workload or the discipline in which they compete. This can be from hay or haylage... Read More

Supreme Products to sponsor Supreme Horse of the Year Champs

Posted: 01/08/2019

Established in 1993, Supreme Products have been the choice of champions for many years and therefore we are delighted to welcome them as title sponsor for the Supreme Horse of the Year Championship at Horse of the Year Show 2019. This prestigious championship will be renamed the Supreme Products Horse... Read More

Dengie Alfa-A Oil for performance and outstanding show ring shine

Posted: 01/08/2019

The ultimate feed for maintaining stamina and sparkle without over-exuberance, Dengie Alfa-A Oil is a pure alfalfa, high-fibre feed with added rapeseed oil that provides slow release energy to promote condition and outstanding show ring shine. Lizzie Briant, leading show rider, judge and producer likes natives to look ‘fit not fat’... Read More

Proud Bradley Gains Grade One Horse Care Certificate

Posted: 31/07/2019

14-year-old Bradley Albans has become the first Accessibility Mark rider at Grove House Stables in Misterton to gain his Grade One Riding and Horse Care certificate. Bradley from Retford, Nottinghamshire, has learning difficulties as a result of a brain injury that he suffered at birth as well as epilepsy and was recommended... Read More

Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship

Posted: 29/07/2019

Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship - Providing a Totally New Experience Yes it’s a horse show, yes there’s show jumping BUT that’s where the similarity ends to most equestrian events at the new Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship. With a host of high-class show jumping and equestrian sport over the five days –... Read More

Fleck Carbon Composite Ultralight Dressage Whip

Posted: 29/07/2019

A new innovation in whip design, the Carbon Composite Ultralight Dressage Whip from Fleck is feather light and balanced to perfection. Offering a new concept in whips, the ultra-light design features strong high-tech carbon material; this enables the whip to be soft in the hand and in balance with the rider’s... Read More

Königs Excelsior for Style and Sophistication

Posted: 29/07/2019

The beautiful Königs Excelsior boots offer style, comfort and durability for all riders, from Prelim to Grand Prix. With a traditional box calf leather upper and nappa leather lining, the Königs Excelsior boots are not only made to last but their whalebone reinforcement offers great lower leg support, helping you to keep... Read More

David has the Will to win at Hickstead

Posted: 29/07/2019

David Will lifted the Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup today at Hickstead, becoming the first German rider to win the trophy since Holger Wulschner in 2008. Will, 31, was aiming to ride one of his other international horses in today’s Grand Prix, but ended up having to change plans and... Read More

Perfect Gentleman gives Simpson his second Queen’s success

Posted: 29/07/2019

Ireland’s David Simpson reclaimed the Science Supplements BHS Queen Elizabeth II Cup today. His first win in the class came in 2016 on Chessy 17, and this time it was Gentleman VH Veldof who carried David to victory, despite the disadvantage of an early draw. Having netted the first clear of the competition,... Read More

Sweden claims historic first Hickstead victory

Posted: 29/07/2019

The Swedish team swept to a definitive victory in today’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain, winning the Edward Prince of Wales Trophy for the first time. With team members Fredrik Jonsson (Cold Play), Angelie von Essen (Luikan Q) and Peder Fredricon (Zacramento) producing three clear rounds in the first... Read More

Nicky Sails to victory in MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge

Posted: 29/07/2019

Event rider Nicky Hill made a winning debut in the Longines International Arena today, in her first time competing at Hickstead. Despite being drawn first to go in the MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge, the Worcestershire rider set such a quick time that no one could challenge her lead... Read More

Haygain Steamers - try before you buy!

Posted: 29/07/2019

Try Haygain’s revolutionary hay steamers before you buy and see the benefits before committing the cash Steaming forage with Haygain’s hay steamers is scientifically proven to deliver a wide range of benefits for equine respiratory health, and the brand is now its giving customers the chance to try the technology before... Read More

Getting to know New Zealand legend Caroline Powell

Posted: 29/07/2019

Caroline has a large team of young and up-coming horses, but probably one of her most famous horses was the gutsy grey known as Lenamore. This special horse was a favourite among the crowds when he was out on the eventing scene with Caroline. Also known as Ed at the stables he... Read More

Bolesworth to champion equestrian trade

Posted: 29/07/2019

Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship To Champion Equestrian Trade AS well as top class sport and entertainment the organiser’s of this year’s Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship will be providing a platform for riders and producers to promote their horses with facilities onsite for potential customers to trial and vet horses they... Read More

Andrea Sexton PR to represent International Brand

Posted: 29/07/2019

I'm really please to announce that I am representing a new brand to the UK - the collection of Penelope Leprevost the French Showjumper. https://www.penelope-store.com/fr/ The collection comprises - competition clothing and sportswear for women and girls, horse clothing and leather goods. The styling is feminine and elegant - as... Read More

Funnell's fab victory rounds off spectacular week at Hartpury

Posted: 26/07/2019

William Funnell claimed victory in the Hartpury Equine Area Trial with the only double clear from the 33 runner field. Hartpury has proved to be a happy hunting ground for the Surrey-based rider, proven once again with a host of wins and placings during this show. The imposing chestnut jumped faultlessly in... Read More

Laura Kraut is Greatfull to have another Hickstead win

Posted: 25/07/2019

Olympic gold medallist Laura Kraut took the main class at Hickstead today, winning the Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Championship with Greatfull. It was a second win in the Longines International Arena for the eight-year-old grey mare, who claimed the Old Lodge International 7&8 Year Old Championship here 12... Read More

NEW Cavalor Derma Spray

Posted: 25/07/2019

Constantly striving to produce innovative products Cavalor is proud to launch their new care product, Cavalor Derma Spray. Cavalor Derma Spray can be used as a natural cleansing spray for hooves, skin, coat, mane and tail. The pH-neutral formula, specially created for a horse’s skin, eliminates active pathogens and promotes a healthy... Read More

The Most Wonderful Pony

Posted: 25/07/2019

Anyone with a love of horses will know that they are incredible animals with an amazing ability to tune into a person’s emotions. Some horses are extra special and overcome difficulties of their own to go on and change people’s lives. One such pony is Brandy, a 27-year-old, chestnut mare who... Read More

Cavalor Vitacrunch

Posted: 25/07/2019

Cavalor Vitacrunch is a healthy, well-balanced dietary supplement for grazing horses or horses receiving a small ration of concentrated feed. The product is 100% natural, composed of pressed alfalfa and therefore rich in fibres. The blocks provide an optimal and balanced application of vitamins and minerals, are low in sugar and... Read More

Bucas Freedom Turnout - The Range That Offers Exceptional Value

Posted: 25/07/2019

The Bucas Freedom range offers exceptional value for money with the guarantee of Bucas quality. The Freedom Turnout is available in three styles including Classic Cut, High Neck and Full Neck. The Freedom Turnout is available as a light-weight turnout ideal for both Spring and Winter, a medium with 150g of... Read More

New Covalliero Lia Riding Tights

Posted: 24/07/2019

The Covalliero Lia riding tights would make a super stylish addition to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Extremely elastic, the riding tights are made from a soft shell-like fabric with a warm inner to keep you cosy and warm throughout the colder months. Four-way elastic accompanied with the high, extra wide and comfortable zip-less... Read More

EGO7 Orion Field Boot - Competition to WIN a pair coming soon!

Posted: 24/07/2019

EGO7’s Orion Field Boot is superbly styled and designed with the latest technology and innovation. The boot combines all EGO7 footwear’s pioneering features for a modern profile and top Italian design. Created with an elastic laced front for both a classic and elegant look the boot has a sculpted calf design and... Read More

Arc Equine Wins Award from Lux!

Posted: 24/07/2019

ArcEquine: Best Wearable Equine Pain Management Product Designed for equine use, the ArcEquine is the smallest wide-spectrum microcurrent device in the world. To celebrate the product’s win in this year’s Pet Products & Services Awards we profile it and share an insight into how this unique solution is changing the way horses... Read More

Sprenger Dynamic RS

Posted: 24/07/2019

The Sprenger Dynamic RS gives soft but very effective signals for a better contact between horse and rider. Suitable for horses with contact problems, the Dynamic RS is doubled jointed with flat rings. Characterised by an ergonomically shaped mouthpiece the bit lies perfectly in the horse’s mouth resulting in soft and even... Read More

Q & A with SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter, Bea Blakeman

Posted: 23/07/2019

Society of Master Saddlers’ Qualified Saddle Fitter, Bea Blakeman, answers some frequently asked questions on saddlery. Question I have a Qualified Saddle Fitter coming to fit saddles on my new horse. What preparations do I need to make? Answer Initial discussions should identify your saddle needs, colour preference and budget; it’s wise to be open... Read More

New Uvex Sportstyle Diamond Gloves

Posted: 23/07/2019

The new Uvex Sportstyle Diamond gloves are the perfect way to add a bit of sparkle to your ride. Developed by Uvex and designers from Swarovski® the new Uvex Sportstyle Diamond gloves are sure to make an impression. The eye-catching gloves are finished with sparkling, elegantly placed Swarovski crystals and pearls on the... Read More

New Cavallo Oriana Jacket

Posted: 23/07/2019

The new Oriana Jacket from Cavallo is every rider’s must have for layering up this season. The functional jacket is ideal for wearing at the yard, whether out and about riding or going about your daily activities. Ideal for riding in, the jacket has a two-way front zipper allowing extra movement and... Read More

Amerigo Vega Dressage Special Saddle

Posted: 23/07/2019

Made using a specially created synthetic tree incorporating a tempered steel head iron, the Amerigo Vega Dressage Special saddle reflects the most popular measurements, and has produced a very flexible saddle that is suitable for many horses and riders. Amerigo is best known for its scientific approach considering the needs of both... Read More

HOYS Superfans Announced!

Posted: 23/07/2019

After launching a new campaign earlier in the year, Horse of the Year Show are pleased to announce the details of six ‘HOYS Superfans’ who will be working with the show that is held at the Resorts World Arena, NEC Birmingham from 2nd – 6th October 2019. Each ‘Superfan’... Read More

Celebrate with Family and Friends in Liverpool!

Posted: 23/07/2019

THE organisers of this year’s spectacular TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show, 28 to 31 December have launched an exciting new initiative for clubs and associations or even just a group of friends.When groups, clubs and associations get together to buy 10 or more tickets in one transaction, they will receive... Read More

3,500 horses and ponies head to Hickstead

Posted: 23/07/2019

The Longines Royal International Horse Show will see around 3,500 horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes head to Hickstead in West Sussex this week (23-28 July). The five-star event is one of the oldest horse shows in the world, featuring international and national showjumping alongside... Read More

Veredus Grand Slam Collection

Posted: 23/07/2019

The Veredus Grand Slam Gold Edition was developed to celebrate show jumper Scott Brash and his historic Rolex Grand Slam success in Calgary. Available in a Carbon Gel version, the Veredus Grand Slam Gold Edition comes complete with high-tech features and innovations, enhanced with gold –plated details in a celebratory style. The... Read More

RDA Parade Celebrates 50 Years of Achievements

Posted: 23/07/2019

RDA was proud to showcase how its work has evolved over the past 50 years in a special parade held at their National Championships. From day one back in 1969, RDA has been enriching people’s lives through horses and over this time it has developed to provide involvement in many different... Read More

Michael Jung makes five-star Nations Cup debut at Hickstead

Posted: 23/07/2019

Germany’s Michael Jung, the reigning Olympic eventing champion, is set to make his five-star Nations Cup showjumping debut this week at Hickstead. Jung has had a last-minute call up to the German squad of five competing at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain. Although he is best known in... Read More

Horse & Country Live Stream Hickstead International Dressage

Posted: 22/07/2019

FOR all dressage fans and supporters this year’s Dressage at Hickstead will be live streamed by Horse & Country. Hickstead International Dressage is now a major fixture on the calendar bringing world class riders together to compete at the historic Sussex venue. Horse & Country is live streaming the competitions from the... Read More

Leading Riders Return to Bolesworth for Eventing Grand Prix

Posted: 22/07/2019

FOLLOWING the huge success of the Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix at this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show the second leg of the series features as a ‘must watch’ at the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship. August 14-18th. At the June show, leading event riders Jeanette Brakewell and Bill Levett were... Read More

Paul Tapner aiming for record third win at Hickstead

Posted: 22/07/2019

Australian event rider Paul Tapner returns to Hickstead next week with the aim of becoming the first person to win the new format MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge three times in a row. Paul was victorious in both 2017 and 2018 with the grey Bonza Ring of Rouges,... Read More

Windmill Farm Estate – Supporting the World of Show Jumping

Posted: 22/07/2019

This year’s Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship will see some of the finest young stars of the show jumping world in action. The Six-Year-Old series is supported by the team at Windmill Farm Estate and the Wright family – here we talk to Dan Wright about this exciting business. Windmill Farm Estate... Read More

Fast Paced Action at the Liverpool International Horse Show

Posted: 19/07/2019

Fast Paced Action at This Year’s Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Summer Offer THE organisers of this year’s Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show, December 28 to 31 have launched a further incentive to get tickets booked in advance of the biggest New Year celebration in town. The four evening and two afternoon... Read More

Cool, Calm & Collected

Posted: 19/07/2019

Equetech is a British equestrian fashion brand with a heritage spanning over more than 25 years. In this exclusive feature, a fellow rider and Equetech's MD & Designer Liz Hayman explains how you can keep your cool in rising temperatures. "As a rider myself, I have always loved competing in the... Read More

The UK’s most popular arena mirror company, just got better!

Posted: 19/07/2019

They now offer PAY MONTHLY on all installations. With buy now pay later *(subject to status) you can add this important training aid without any hassle and create the perfect professional training arena for you and your horses! Mirrors for trainings uniquely designed arena mirrors each 8ft x 4ft... Read More

Feeding for performance when staying away

Posted: 18/07/2019

Hot weather, combined with the physiological stress of travelling and competing, can increase the risk of dehydration in horses which is likely to compromise performance and recovery. In addition to this, staying away from home results in changes in daily routine that can also have a negative impact on digestive health... Read More

Protecting your business

Posted: 18/07/2019

If you have recently taken the steps to start your own business, congratulations on this exciting move! Working for yourself can have some amazing benefits, choosing more flexible hours, working with people who inspire you and avoiding those long commutes to an office. We imagine your head will be swimming with... Read More

Musical Ride at Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2019

Posted: 18/07/2019

Olympia, The London International Horse Show has announced that the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment will perform its Musical Ride at the UK’s highly anticipated Christmas Show from 16-22 December 2019. Made up of 28 horses and 36 personnel, the Household Cavalry has been confirmed to headline this year’s impressive line-up of displays... Read More

The truth about Protein

Posted: 18/07/2019

We’ve all read articles on horse feed and the amount of protein that should or shouldn’t be in our horses’ diet. Some are very informative, others not so accurate, and then of course there is advice from a variety of online ‘experts’. To give owners an informed view on protein,... Read More

Sun Shines on RDA National Championships

Posted: 18/07/2019

Spirits were high at the RDA National Championships as over 500 competitors gathered at Hartpury College for three days to remember. As part of the event there was also an opportunity to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary. Huge crowds turned out on the opening day to welcome RDA’s President, Her Royal Highness... Read More

Swish Bedding named as the NEW Bedding Supplier for HOYS

Posted: 17/07/2019

As the NEC prepares to welcome some of the world’s top equestrians to Horse of the Year Show across five days of action in October, Grandstand Media Limited are delighted to announce Swish Bedding as the new Official Bedding Supplier for the Show. Swish... Read More

Cavalor Switch – Helping Season Skin Irritations

Posted: 17/07/2019

Is your horse or pony prone to seasonal skin irritations, summer eczema or sweet itch? Cavalor Switch can be used to help the issues and is especially useful when skin becomes inflamed. Summer eczema or sweet itch usually occurs each year and goes hand in hand with dermatitis – inflammation of the skin. The... Read More

Countryfile to Salute RDA in its 50th Anniversary Year

Posted: 17/07/2019

BBC Countryfile is to honour RDA in its 50th anniversary year with a programme dedicated to the charity and its work. The episode, which airs on Sunday 28 July, includes an interview by with RDA’s President, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, conducted by broadcasting legend and long-time Countryfile presenter John... Read More

Stars line up for Nations Cup thriller at Hickstead

Posted: 17/07/2019

The international entries are in for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at Hickstead (26 July), and it looks set to be a thriller with many of the world’s best riders lining up. The USA makes a much-anticipated return to Hickstead, following their last victorious visit in 2014. Jessica... Read More

Abbey England – Did you know?

Posted: 16/07/2019

Founded in 1982 by the late Gerald Brown and his family, Abbey England is still a true family business. Based in Cheshire, it has risen from humble beginnings to establish an enviable reputation for supplying high-quality materials for a wide range of manufacturing, commercial and leisure businesses, both home and abroad. Abbey England... Read More

Side Saddles – and all you need to know!

Posted: 16/07/2019

Q & A on side saddles... What are the differences between the three main stirrup safety fittings? The most important thing to consider before riding side saddle is safety. One of the foremost considerations is if the worst happens, and you fall from your horse, that you will become immediately detached and not... Read More

UViator – the Solution for Summer

Posted: 15/07/2019

Kensington Equestrian Products are available in the UK exclusively from Shadow Horse and this ingenious fly mask is a great option for your horse this summer. The UViator is the latest innovation in fly masks, it offers 90% UV protection, has a soft inner fleece lining and with the world's only double... Read More

Cavalor Cool Sens Concentrated Liniment

Posted: 12/07/2019

Cavalor Cool Sens is a concentrated liniment containing a mixture of essential oils used to wash, refresh and cool the horse’s body, muscles and legs. It is the ideal wellness treatment if you want to spoil your horse after a hard training session or competition, especially on a hot summer’s day. Cavalor Cool... Read More

Bucas 3/4 Boots

Posted: 12/07/2019

The Bucas ¾ Boots are made of tough outer fabric and a Stay-dry inner lining, with cushioned padding to fully contour to the horse’s legs. They are shorter than the Bucas 2000 Travel Boots and have three straps on the front and back boots and are great for horses who do not... Read More

New hay feeders from JFC Equine

Posted: 12/07/2019

JFC Equine Launch innovative solutions for manageable hay feeding JFC Equine are please to introduce their new teardrop hay feeder range to expand their existing portfolio. The new hay feeders have been specifically designed to slow down feeding which has benefits including reduced stress, lower risk of ulcers, easy to fill, easily... Read More

Why should you use a Wound Hydrogel?

Posted: 12/07/2019

When the skin is damaged as a result of a wound your horse loses its first line of defence against infection. Even a small cut can quickly become infected if not cleaned and treated properly. While many horse owners still believe that a wound should be allowed to dry out, the opposite... Read More

Press Accreditation Open for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 12/07/2019

Press accreditation for Horse of the Year Show 2019 is now open. This year’s Show will take place at the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from the 2nd – 6th October and hosts a line-up of National and International Showjumping Classes, Dressage and a multitude of top class Showing Championships as... Read More

Rising stars competing at Bolesworth Young Horse Championship

Posted: 12/07/2019

World Class Young Riders Head to Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Many of Britain’s rising stars are set to compete at the new Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show. With a prestigious Under 25 Series running - the show has attracted a stellar list of the country’s leading young riders including Alfie... Read More

Equipe Aluminium Stirrups

Posted: 12/07/2019

Suitable for all equestrian disciplines, the Equipe Aluminium Stirrups are a light and functional mode of stirrups. Beautifully designed for a stylish look, they also deliver on performance. Made from aluminium, the stirrups are equipped with anti-skid stirrup tread, drilled to allow easy cleaning. The 30° inclination of the hole through... Read More

Bolesworth Golden Ticket Prize!

Posted: 12/07/2019

As the countdown begins to the Bolesworth Young Horse Championships, 14th-18th August, the show is celebrating the very best of British breeding, with the chance to WIN a truly unique prize. Purchasers of Bolesworth Golden Tickets will have a once in a life time opportunity to WIN a British bred 3-year-old... Read More

Robinson Animal Healthcare Support U18 Champs At Frickley

Posted: 12/07/2019

Leading manufacturer of equine first aid products, Robinson Animal Healthcare, is delighted to be sponsoring the U18 Championships at Frickley Horse Trials, (25th – 28th July 2019). Robinson Animal Healthcare is the brand synonymous with many household names in horse owner’s first aid kits including the legendary Animalintex®, which is the... Read More

A fitting finale for Hartpury’s fabulous Festival of Dressage

Posted: 10/07/2019

Portugal’s Luis Principe brought down the curtain on this year’s Hartpury Festival of Dressage with a victory in Sunday’s Equikro FEI CDI Intermediate I Freestyle. The win was a fitting way to conclude a week of dazzling international performances, world debuts and stunning displays. With 14 nations represented, the festival lived... Read More

Jayne Ross Shines in Hickstead Showing Classes with Alltech!

Posted: 09/07/2019

Some of the country’s top show riders and producers headed down to West Sussex to compete in the showing classes at The Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting. With a number of Horse of the Year Show qualifying tickets on offer across the Alltech sponsored classes, the competition was fierce, with Jayne... Read More

Simply Scrumptious - Equerry Minty Treats

Posted: 09/07/2019

Equerry Minty Treats make the perfect reward for your horse or pony and have a lovely spearmint flavour. These delicious healthy treats come in a 20kg size – ideal for larger yards or sharing! A healthy treat option, Minty Treats are fibre-based nuggets, low in sugar and are ‘Non-Heating’ and cereal-grain-free so... Read More

Matchy Matchy Accessories with Equipe

Posted: 09/07/2019

Colour coordinate your horses wardrobe with the matching Equipe Saddlecloth and Fly Mask. The cleverly designed Equipe Microfibre Jump and Dressage saddlecloths include the Equipe logo and come in a range of colours to suit all occasions whether training at home or competition. They look great paired with the matching coloured soft... Read More

Cotswold racehorse trainers launch equestrian surface company

Posted: 09/07/2019

TopRide Fibre Surfaces is a Cotswold-based family business which has designed a high quality and durable carpet fibre riding surface, developed in conjunction with racehorse owners and trainers. Perfect for both gallops and riding arenas, the TopRide Fibre Surface is stable, shock-absorbing and supremely easy to install. It can be placed... Read More

Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Raises the Bar

Posted: 09/07/2019

The new Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show looks set to provide a feast of sporting action and entertainment. With a host of high-class show jumping and equestrian sport over the five days – August 14 to 18 in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle – the event will provide a... Read More

Visit the RDA National Champs & Meet You Tube Sensation Esme

Posted: 09/07/2019

With just a few days to go until the start of the RDA National Championships, excitement is really starting to build as the charity’s flagship event gets ready to celebrate their 50th anniversary. To raise awareness of the amazing achievements of RDA participants and the fantastic work of its volunteers, You... Read More

Abbey England Exhibits at SPOGA 2019

Posted: 09/07/2019

Abbey England Ltd will be proudly exhibiting its British-made goods at SPOGA 2019. Products include the company’s comprehensive range of bits made in Abbey’s historic foundry as well as workshop materials and tools for the equestrian trade, offering the finest array of metalwork, leather, thread and webbings, helping to promote British-made... Read More

Vicki Thompson-Winfield Wins Cavalor Inter II Premier League

Posted: 09/07/2019

Surrey-based dressage rider, Vicki Thompson-Winfield has qualified for the prestigious British Dressage National Championships. Vicki and Artist took the Cavalor Inter II Premier League title with a brilliant score of 69.74% at Hickstead. Having ridden from being a small child, Vicki began her equestrian career when she was 10-years old, breaking and... Read More

CLOSING THE SHOW IN STYLE ON FESTIVAL’S FAB FRIDAY

Posted: 08/07/2019

Charlotte Dujardin brought the third day of competition to a sizzling finale at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage. With a drawn order time of 19:06, crowds stayed on to enjoy the first of two opportunities to see Mount St John Freestyle at this show. The Hanoverian daughter of Fidermark was well worth... Read More

Mount St John Freestyle's kür makes winning world debut

Posted: 08/07/2019

Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle's highly anticipated kür made a winning world debut at Hartpury's Festival of Dressage last night (Saturday). The 10-year-old daughter of Fidermark pulled out all the stops, earning a personal-best mark of 87.6%. No judge marked the combination lower than 86% with two judges even... Read More

NAF International Horse Trials welcomes Teddy The Shetland!

Posted: 08/07/2019

One of Instagram’s most influential ponies will head to this year’s event, taking place 7-11 August. Teddy the Shetland, a diminutive palomino with an enviable Instagram following of over 100,000, will attend this year’s NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials. In his role as event mascot, Teddy will take up a number... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property July 2019

Posted: 08/07/2019

FABULOUS EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY set in grounds extending to approx. 5.34 acres in total, comprising paddocks, stabling, manège, storage, ample parking including space for a horsebox. Located in Hollington village Derbyshire, this handsome stone built grade II listed residence provides spacious accommodation set over three floors including 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms... Read More

Be wise about wounds - Top Tips from Redwings

Posted: 08/07/2019

How are your first aid skills? As flight animals, horses are prone to injury and most owners will have to deal with a wound from time to time. Some may be minor, some may be more serious, but being prepared and having practical skills to draw on will help you to... Read More

Your Horse Live - exclusive ticket offer!

Posted: 08/07/2019

Your Horse Live returns on the 8-10 November, Stoneleigh Park for more unmissable performances and unbeatable shopping. See Charlotte Dujardin in action every day at this year's show plus shop the UK's biggest equestrian shopping event. Don't miss Charlotte's performance - guarantee your seat in the Beta Arena with a Standard Plus... Read More

Safeguarding training a priority

Posted: 08/07/2019

It may not be on your mind every day, but 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. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. In previous years, safeguarding training was a source of... Read More

Dr David Marlin talks...Advice for horse owners in hot weather

Posted: 08/07/2019

ADVICE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR HORSE SAFE IF YOU ARE TRAINING & COMPETING IN WARM OR HOT WEATHER... Acclimatisation If the weather suddenly becomes warmer, don’t attempt to try acclimatise your horse by exercising it in the hottest parts of the day if you are competing within a few days.... Read More

Lecturers pen publication to help porky pets

Posted: 08/07/2019

Porky pets are being lent a paw to slim down by two college lecturers. Victoria Bowes and Helen Coleman from the Warwickshire land-based specialist college Moreton Morrell have penned a book called The Management of Pet Obesity, offering guidance for vets to help small animals, exotic animals and pet birds. Helen Coleman... Read More

Cavalor Rockies

Posted: 04/07/2019

Are you looking for a new lick for your horse? In contrast to many lick stones, Cavalor Rockies has a nutritional value which ensures the necessary intake of mineral and trace elements. Cavalor recommend the lick is placed where it is freely available to your horse/pony. Cavalor Rockies are priced at around £5.70 per... Read More

Pony Club at Horse of The Year Show to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

Posted: 04/07/2019

Horse of the Year Show, “The Ultimate Celebration of the Horse” is delighted to welcome the Pony Club Musical Ride to this years’ show as part of the organisation’s 90th Anniversary Celebrations. Formed in 1929 and granted independent charitable status in 1997, the Pony Club is the biggest youth organisation in the... Read More

PR for the PR!

Posted: 03/07/2019

Tara Best, founder of Tara Punter PR, recognised as one of the 30 under 30 shining stars of Gloucestershire business Cotswold businesswoman Tara Best, Director of international equestrian and rural public relations business Tara Punter PR, has been named as one of the 30 under 30 shining stars of Gloucestershire business in... Read More

‘Create Your Own’ gift boxes from Hooves & Love

Posted: 03/07/2019

Dream up a beautiful, bespoke equestrian-themed present for a loved one with the ‘Create Your Own’ gift boxes from Hooves & Love Hooves & Love have taken advantage of the amazing possibilities of ecommerce and transformed the way those who are passionate about everything equestrian can buy gifts for friends and... Read More

Jessica Wins £3,000 Sponsorship from TopSpec

Posted: 03/07/2019

Jessica Wins £3,000 Sponsorship from TopSpec Following a UK search and with hundreds of entries to choose from, the winner of the TopSpec £3,000 sponsorship search is dressage rider Jessica McConkey. Fifteen-year-old Jessica had her breakthrough last year with the Dutch Warmblood, Lady Gaga, a stunning 17-year-old, 16.2hh bay mare. From their first overseas... Read More

Paddock TLC with Ease and Convenience

Posted: 03/07/2019

Looking to give your paddock some TLC but haven’t got the room to move horses and ponies on to other pasture? Suregrow Fertiliser makes life easy and has been specially developed so that horses and ponies can stay in the paddock and there is no need to move them into new grazing... Read More

Eventer Camilla Kruger on her plans for Tokyo

Posted: 03/07/2019

UK-based Zimbabwean event rider Camilla Kruger updates us on her plans for Tokyo – and how emus fit into her day-to-day life! We caught up with Haygain sponsored rider Camilla Kruger for an update on her season so far, a sneak preview of exciting rides for the future and the back story... Read More

ENTRIES now open for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 03/07/2019

Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that entries are now open for Horse of the Year Show 2019 which will be held at the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from the 2nd – 6th October. Throughout the week, the show hosts a line-up of national and international Showjumping classes, Dressage... Read More

Championship Style

Posted: 02/07/2019

When it comes to looking for a worthy winner, the Equetech Competition Clothing Collection has the garments and accessories to ensure you look every inch a champion! Discover the perfect complementing tie or stock, flattering performance breeches, technical competition shirts and elegant jacket from their extensive collection. For failsafe competition jackets... Read More

HorseHage & Mollichaff Searching for Brand Ambassador

Posted: 02/07/2019

To celebrate the launch of its sponsorship of the British Riding Clubs Intermediate Winter Championships 2020, HorseHage & Mollichaff is searching for a brand ambassador. Said Chris Tar of HorseHage: “We are looking for an amateur rider to support with some of our product. The chosen person would receive £500 worth of... Read More

Running in memory of Tim Stockdale

Posted: 02/07/2019

Olympic riders don their running shoes to race in memory of Tim Stockdale Olympic gold medallists Nick Skelton and Laura Kraut are among the equestrians who’ll be switching riding boots for running shoes at Hickstead later this month. The pair are among the entrants for the first ever #10forTim run, an event taking... Read More

Blenheim Palace Horse Trials Entries

Posted: 02/07/2019

SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS: ENTRIES FOR AMATEUR CLASSES NOW OPEN Entries are now open for all the very popular amateur classes at SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (19-22 September), which run alongside the international eventing action. The Dodson & Horrell Eventer Challenge classes – Derby-style competitions featuring a mix of showjumps and... Read More

14 nations represented at Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage

Posted: 01/07/2019

Nations including Brazil, Australia, Belgium, Canada and the United States will challenge a strong British contingent at this year’s festival. A total of 14 nations will be represented at this year’s Hartpury Festival of Dressage, taking place 3-7 July. The event has once again attracted a strong field of entries across... Read More

Sarah Higgins Wins Cavalor Inter II Premier League at Somerford P

Posted: 01/07/2019

Cheshire-based dressage rider, Sarah Higgins has qualified for the prestigious British Dressage National Championships. Sarah and Alfranco took the Cavalor Inter II Premier League title with a fantastic score of 68.83% at Somerford Park. Supported by Uvex Sarah said: “The weekend at Somerford was testing with the weather as there were... Read More

New Uvex Sumair Riding Gloves

Posted: 01/07/2019

A secure grip of the reins is crucial in the saddle, even under sweaty conditions. No matter what happens, Uvex Sumair are there for you, so you can be there for your horse. Sweat and moisture shouldn’t get in the way of a firm, flexible grip: the new Uvex Sumair’s material mix... Read More

How does the heat impact our horses?

Posted: 01/07/2019

How does the heat impact our horses and what can be done to mitigate any negativeimpact on horse health? While we may not have seen the sustained scorching temperatures of last summer just yet, the UK is sure to get a least a mini-heatwave if not a longer spell of hot... Read More

Pegasus updates Stirrup Jewellery Range

Posted: 28/06/2019

Pegasus Jewellery update their iconic stirrup detailing with the beautiful Pearl Stirrup Pendant and Earring Set. Leading equestrian jeweller Pegasus Jewellery is delighted to introduce the very latest addition to their collection, the stylish and beautiful Pearl Stirrup Pendant and Earring Set (£80.00). Since the brand’s launch in 2016, Pegasus Jewellery has... Read More

NEW Stable Shield Disinfectant

Posted: 28/06/2019

The leader in equine bio-security, Stable Shield has unveiled its new disinfectant, another great product in taking measures to ensure your stable environment is clean and disease-free. Stable Shield Disinfectant is alcohol-free but is an advanced hard surface/multi surface cleaner and sanitiser that is manufactured to contain one of the fastest acting... Read More

Five Reasons Why the Ciletto Shoe is a Must For Summer

Posted: 28/06/2019

Grub’s Boots have a full range of footwear including classic neoprene boots, a leather collection and heavy-duty working boots to get the jobs done. But the leading footwear brand has also created innovative shoes for wearing around the yard when the weather gets hotter. The Ciletto 5.0 SE™ Shoe is a unique... Read More

Scientists reveal new theory on horse hoof disease

Posted: 27/06/2019

New light has been shed on an ancient and crippling hoof disease in horses thanks to unique and multidisciplinary research led by scientists at the University of Nottingham. The study by experts in maths, physics, stem cell biology and equine medicine reveals new clues about the causes and potential treatment of specific... Read More

Fabulous flats from Caroline Nicholls for this Summer's events

Posted: 27/06/2019

Caroline Nicholls has made a name for herself with her beautiful bespoke hat and fascinator designs, perfect for summer weddings, parties and sporting events. What you might not know is that her collection of country-inspired clothing and accessories also includes elegant, equestrian-inspired slip-on loafers. Crafted from supple leather, the Snaffle Slip-On... Read More

Fleck Contact Jumping Whip

Posted: 27/06/2019

The Fleck Contact Jumping Whip features a unique secure contact grip. The whip shaft is lightweight and covered in hand-woven hardwearing nylon, while the grip is covered with a soft to the touch, elasticated PU material. This gives excellent grip properties and makes the whip easy to use, giving the rider superior... Read More

Equipe Rubber Reins

Posted: 27/06/2019

The smart Equipe Emporio rubber reins are made from soft, Italian leather with solid stainless steel buckles and are finished with a printed Equipe logo. The Equipe Emporio rubber reins are made to match the Emporio bridles. Leading saddlery brand Equipe, represents quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Available in colours New Market, Brown,... Read More

Snaffle & Style Gift Box from Hooves & Love

Posted: 27/06/2019

Hooves & Love launch the Snaffle & Style Gift Box, the perfect present for the most stylish country and equestrian-loving ladies The Snaffle & Style gift box from Hooves & Love is the perfect present for the seriously stylish horse owner! It combines a stunning equestrian-inspired bracelet from leading country jeweller Hiho... Read More

25 years of customer service leads to new shop opening.

Posted: 27/06/2019

A new store opens at Bishops Frome in Herefordshire this weekend! CL Country will open its doors on the 28th June. Founder and Managing Director, Emily Knapp, brings 25 years of customer service and account management experience from both the hospitality and manufacturing corporate worlds to her new venture. CL Country will stock... Read More

Veredus Magnetik Pro Wrap

Posted: 27/06/2019

The Veredus Magnetik Pro Wrap is a therapeutic device with six neodymium magnets that develop a power of 2400 Gauss each. The magnets are carefully arranged and distributed on the pastern area. Made from a soft and breathable neoprene, the Magnetik Pro Wrap is lined and trimmed in Lycra, to guarantee maximum... Read More

Bucas Freedom Boots

Posted: 27/06/2019

Bucas Freedom Boots are designed to provide protection and also offer a great fit and ease of handling. The boots are made with padded foam for protection, tough rip-stop outer and a poly-cotton lining for comfort against the horse’s leg and three large Hook & Loop straps to give protection when travelling. Available... Read More

Keeping Saddlery on the Best of Health

Posted: 27/06/2019

How many of you have been trotting along and found your leg suddenly drop due to a broken stirrup leather? Accidents happen at the best of times with a sudden spook from your horse or a refusal at a jump but when tack fails there is often a reason! Saddle Safety Checks When looking... Read More

New ULTRA Fit Brown Grip Spurs From Sprenger

Posted: 27/06/2019

Sprenger has launched the ULTRA Fit Grip Spurs in a new Brown colour. Both cutting-edge and timeless, the new ULTRA Fit Grip Spurs with a dark brown grip are the perfect accessory for a dark brown equestrian outfit. This new shade goes wonderfully with dark brown boots and accessories as well as brown... Read More

New Cavalor Take it Easy Forte

Posted: 26/06/2019

Cavalor has launched new Take it Easy Forte. This paste type formula is based on Cavalor Take it Easy, but is enriched with several calming essential oils. Cavalor Take it Easy Forte has the same recommended use as the regular Cavalor Take it Easy but works more quickly and is especially useful... Read More

FREE WEBINAR – An Introduction to Microcurrent Therapy

Posted: 25/06/2019

This free webinar will introduce you to Microcurrent Therapy. You will learn how the ArcEquine increases the metabolic processes that are fundamental for facilitating pain management and tissue repair in your horse. The wide-ranging nature of Microcurrent Therapy will help you successfully manage your horse's needs, whether you're a 4* rider looking... Read More

Haygain launch a limited-edition bright pink HG One Hay Steamer!

Posted: 25/06/2019

Equine health and science company Haygain is delighted to announce that a limited-edition PINK version of their revolutionary HG One Hay Steamer will be on sale soon, after a poll of their fans to select the colour. After the huge success of last year’s limited-edition vivid purple HG One, Haygain fans were... Read More

Amerigo Vega Saddles - Offering Great Choice and Value

Posted: 25/06/2019

Looking for a saddle that offers superb value and choice? The Amerigo Vega saddle collection provides the answer and are used by three of the world’s leading event riders, Mary King, Nicola Wilson and Sam Watson. Made using a specially created synthetic tree incorporating a tempered steel head iron, the Amerigo Vega saddle... Read More

Stream the Aachen Grand Prix live on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 25/06/2019

Without doubt the Aachen Rolex Grand Prix is one of the world’s most iconic classes to watch and experience. One of the kings when it comes to show jumping classes, it is one that the leading riders around the globe all want to win. Year on year the competition draws the major names... Read More

Cavalor Derma Wash Shampoo

Posted: 25/06/2019

Cavalor Derma Wash is a hygienic shampoo which is ideal for horses and ponies with flaky skin, dull coats or a skin condition. It is also the ideal shampoo to wash new horses arriving on the yard to help prevent infections. Cavalor Derma Wash is enriched with glycerin which ensures the skin is... Read More

Covalliero T-Shirt

Posted: 25/06/2019

The Covalliero T-Shirt is a sporty cut T-Shirt perfect for the warmer months. The elastic cotton fabric, makes the top easy to wear and the fitted design ensures the top moves with you whether riding or on the yard. The crystal logo appliqué adds a sparkle to any occasion. Available in the colours Dark... Read More

New Showjumping Masterclass announced for HOYS 2019

Posted: 25/06/2019

This year for Horse of the Year Show, organisers Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that a brand new Showjumping Masterclass has been given the go ahead in the timetable for the Wednesday afternoon in the Andrews Bowen International Arena. Visitors will be treated to a demonstration from not one,... Read More

Harriet speeds to second success

Posted: 24/06/2019

Harriet Nuttall saw off reigning champion Matthew Sampson to win the Science Supplements Speed Derby at Hickstead today (Saturday 22 June). Matt had been aiming for a third consecutive win with Topflight True Carlo, while Harriet was aiming to add a second win with Silver Lift, following... Read More

Shane Breen cruises to victory

Posted: 24/06/2019

Ireland’s Shane Breen came out on top of the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial for the second year in a row – albeit with a different horse. Twelve months ago Shane took the title with Can Ya Makan, but this year it was Golden Hawk who swept to... Read More

Sprenger Duo Loose Ring Bit

Posted: 24/06/2019

Sprenger Duo bits are very gentle on the horse’s mouth. The mouthpiece is made of soft, flexible plastic which adapts to the horse’s mouth in an ideal way. The mouthpiece is reinforced with a steel cable to make it stable and to provide more security. Different from pure metal bits there is... Read More

Using the Warm-Up Wisely

Posted: 24/06/2019

Warming up at a competition is not the time to reinvent the wheel and knowing what you want to achieve will help you plan a productive warm-up. Here Harriet Morris-Baumber offers her advice on warming up during an event. To get the best out of your horse at a competition it’s important... Read More

Meet Pranay Nama.....

Posted: 24/06/2019

To celebrate its 50th anniversary year in 2019, Riding for the Disabled Association is marking the milestone through its 50 Faces campaign, telling the stories of some of the amazing people who make RDA the extraordinary organisation it is today. Designed to challenge preconceptions about disability and volunteering, and to celebrate the... Read More

Uvex Onyxx Glamour Junior Helmet

Posted: 24/06/2019

Add a touch of style to your riding look with the Onyxx Glamour helmet from Uvex. This child’s riding helmet offers a touch of sparkle with its fun design but essentially delivers on safety. Outstanding ventilation properties and a climate regulating interior make sure your head stays cool whatever the weather. The helmet... Read More

American Welles holds off British challenge at Hickstead

Posted: 24/06/2019

American rider Julie Welles had her first ever Hickstead win today, claiming the honours in the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard. Riding the 10-year-old mare Ambra, Julie came out on top of a seven-strong jump-off. Crossing the finish in a time of 46.76sec, she was more than 1.6sec faster than her nearest rival,... Read More

Teenager wins Al Shira’aa Derby on first attempt

Posted: 24/06/2019

Irish rider Michael Pender won the Al Shira’aa Derby at Hickstead on Sunday (23 June), becoming the youngest ever winner in the 59-year history of this famous showjumping class. Marion Mould (1967 winner) and Michael Whitaker (1980) were both 20 years old when they won the Hickstead Derby, with Marion just a... Read More

American Welles holds off British challenge at Hickstead

Posted: 21/06/2019

American rider Julie Welles had her first ever Hickstead win today, claiming the honours in the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard. Riding the 10-year-old mare Ambra, Julie came out on top of a seven-strong jump-off. Crossing the finish in a time of 46.76sec, she was more than 1.6sec faster than her nearest rival,... Read More

Catch up with Bolesworth on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 20/06/2019

Want to catch up on this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show? Horse & Country is showcasing three fantastic competitions from the prestigious Cheshire venue. Highlights of the Equerry Grand Prix with its £90,000 total prize fund will be aired on Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm. The Theraplate UK CDI 3* Dressage... Read More

Bramham Win for Kitty King and Vendreti Biats

Posted: 20/06/2019

IT was a cool Kitty King and a stylish Vendreti Biats who took the honours at this year’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials. This was a first major win for Kitty at the Yorkshire event and the talented grey looked in superb condition. Kitty has been supported by Yorkshire-based TopSpec for many... Read More

Equestrian property for sale in beautiful Girona, Spain!

Posted: 19/06/2019

Country Property with 5 acres of Land, 4 Bedroom Main House and Independent Guest Cottage. Ideal for any equestrian enterprise, or a self-sufficient family life-style. Close to local towns, airport, PGA Golf and coastal resorts. Price £560,000 Standing in 5 acres with arable fields, shady woods, well established gardens with... Read More

New Cavallo Mara T-Shirt

Posted: 19/06/2019

Looking for a classic T-shirt to accompany your Spring/Summer wardrobe? The new Mara T-shirt from the Cavallo Spring/Summer collection is perfect. The traditional cut, round neck T-shirt is an easy to wear T-shirt no matter what the activity. Featuring a simple Cavallo logo design on the front, the Mara T-shirt is simply timeless. The... Read More

NEW EGO7 Aries Boots

Posted: 19/06/2019

The EGO7 Aries boots are an innovative modern design combined with high end style. Anatomical shape and a cutting-edge design are the foundation of EGO7 boots to ensure great freedom of movement, lightness and excellent sensitivity with the horse. These super stylish full grain leather tall riding boots with innovative E-tex panel have... Read More

10 Great Nature Escapes From Ranch Rider

Posted: 19/06/2019

Science continues to prove that being in nature has benefits for our mental health, this evidence boosting the popularity of holidays where we are able to reconnect with the world around us. To ensure you stay positive this year, riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider has created a top ten list of... Read More

Let’s Move with Cavalor

Posted: 19/06/2019

Cavalor is currently running a fantastic offer on three of its leading healthcare products. The latest promotion is across supplements to assist with care and maintenance of the horse’s joints and muscles. Cavalor Arti Motion, formerly Arti Base helps to maintain healthy and flexible joints in all horses and ponies, whether going through... Read More

TopSpec Challenge for The Corinthian Cup

Posted: 19/06/2019

Now in its fifth year the National Restricted Novice Championship at The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing will once again be supported by TopSpec. The North Yorkshire-based company will have a trade stand at the event providing expert nutritional advice, offers and competitions. In 2018 The TopSpec Challenge for The Corinthian Cup... Read More

Poppy and Her Prince Dance to Success

Posted: 19/06/2019

With the 2019 outdoor season underway, the year has started well for Staffordshire-based Poppy Carter and her stunning show pony, Basford Black Prince with two championships to their name already. Photo: Basford Black Prince. Members Supreme Champion at BSPS Srea 2A, produced by Katy Carter, ridden by Poppy Carter and owned by... Read More

Veredus Honey Hoof

Posted: 18/06/2019

Veredus Honey Hoof is a hoof ointment made with honey. The particular mixture of which this Veredus Grease is made, gives the product special softening properties making the hoof more elastic and flexible. Honey is an excellent natural softener and gives the hoof extraordinary flexibility and elasticity, preventing cracks due to hard and... Read More

High Performance from the Bucas Power Cooler

Posted: 18/06/2019

The Bucas Power Cooler is a high performance, light weight multi-purpose rug that is ideal as a sweat rug, travel rug, competition and light stable rug. The Power Cooler has a single layer of stay-dry fabric which wicks away moisture and ensures that the horse is always dry. The silk-feel lining on the... Read More

easibed supports local Riding for the Disabled Centre

Posted: 18/06/2019

The latest Riding for the Disabled Association Centre (RDA) in Much Wenlock, Shropshire was formally opened by HRH Princess Anne this April. Many of the clients that use the facilities at the Centre along with supporters of the charity were able to meet HRH and watch demonstrations of Vaulting and Carriage Driving. easibed... Read More

Königs Polo New Style

Posted: 18/06/2019

The Königs Polo New Style boots are made from box calf leather and are completely lined with a soft calf leather. Featuring a full length piped zip at the front, this makes the boots easy to put on and to take off. The New Style boots feature a buckle at the top of... Read More

Funding Helps Happy Hooves to Expand Riding Therapy Sessions

Posted: 18/06/2019

Thanks to a £4,000 injection of funds, Happy Hooves Accessibility Mark Centre based in Penrith, Cumbria, has been able to increase the number of people that can benefit from its equine therapy course. The money allows the centre to provide access to horse riding to those in the community that wouldn’t normally... Read More

Hartpury’s Showjumping Spectacular set to be biggest yet!

Posted: 17/06/2019

The third-running of Hartpury’s premier showjumping event returns bigger and better in 2019 with a fourth day of competition and show podcast. Entries are flooding in for the third running of the Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular, taking place 18-21 July. Building on the success of last year, organisers have added a fourth... Read More

Instagram’s most influential pony heads to Hartpury

Posted: 17/06/2019

Teddy the Shetland confirmed as “special guest” at this year’s NAF International Horse Trials. One of Instagram’s most influential ponies will head to this year’s event, taking place 7-11 August. Teddy the Shetland, a diminutive palomino with an enviable Instagram following of over 100,000, will attend this year’s NAF International Hartpury... Read More

Full Round up from Equerry Bolesworth International Part I

Posted: 17/06/2019

Three Cheers for Bolesworth Puissance Holly Smith completed a remarkable puissance Grand Slam when she shared in a three-way tie for victory at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. British star Holly had already claimed puissance titles at the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse of the Year Show, London International Horse Show... Read More

Round up from Equerry Bolesworth International Part II

Posted: 17/06/2019

Vintage Whitaker Performance at Bolesworth International John Whitaker turned back the clock and produced a vintage performance to win Saturday's feature four-star class at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. The 63-year-old Yorkshireman has collected 19 Olympic, World and European medals during a stellar career that has seen him land major... Read More

Round up from Equerry Bolesworth International Part III

Posted: 17/06/2019

Georgia Comes Up Trumps Again Georgia Tame opened the final day of this year's Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show by continuing her rich vein of form. The Sussex rider had already claimed one victory and a runner-up finish with Z7 Canya Dance, going into Sunday's AW Jenkinson Forest Products four-star 1.40metre... Read More

New Veredus Soundless Fly-Fringe

Posted: 14/06/2019

The new Veredus Soundless Fly-Fringe is hand crochet, made from washable and breathable cotton, and comes with the iconic Veredus logo on the front. The ears are made out of specialist sound-absorbing material which helps the horse to concentrate and reduce the possibility of the horse becoming distracted, especially during competitions. It is... Read More

World-Class Performance Secures Win for Gemma

Posted: 14/06/2019

Gemma Tattersall produced a blistering world-class performance to win the Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. Riding Santiago Bay, the Great Britain international star triumphed by a staggering eight-second margin over the course of showjumping and cross-country obstacles in Bolesworth's International Arena. The rest of a 19-strong... Read More

Keith and his Lady Hit Top Form

Posted: 14/06/2019

Keith Shore ensured British success in the feature jumping class on day two of the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. Keith, who is based just 20 miles from Bolesworth, won the Bloomfields Horseboxes four-star two-phase competition on 11-year-old mare Iron Lady Van T Meulenhof. It was an outstanding victory from 46... Read More

Jumping Gets Underway at Bolesworth in Thrilling Fashion

Posted: 14/06/2019

Two-star jumping at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show began in thrilling fashion on Thursday. The 1.35metre two-phase competition saw the top three finishers separated by just four hundredths of a second. Dorset rider Yazmin Davis led for most of the class after clocking a time of 30.34 seconds with Zanbowa... Read More

Scintillating Dressage Double for Dujardin

Posted: 14/06/2019

Charlotte Dujardin delivered a scintillating dressage double on day two of the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. And it meant that she completed a clean sweep of the three major classes - adding grand prix special and freestyle success to her grand prix victory on Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after... Read More

Al Shira'aa Derby line-up revealed

Posted: 14/06/2019

The entries are in for next week’s Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, with several strong contenders who are more than capable of keeping reigning champion William Funnell off the top spot. Having won the Al Shira’aa Derby 12 months ago, William is returning with Billy Buckingham in the hope of securing... Read More

Georgia Leads a British Clean Sweep at Bolesworth

Posted: 14/06/2019

Georgia Tame produced a winning start for Great Britain on day three of the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. Sussex rider Georgia triumphed in the AC Jackson-sponsored four-star class against the clock, leading a clean sweep of the top five places by British riders. Graham Babes and Glencoe had set... Read More

Countdown to five days of elegance, style & dancing horses!

Posted: 14/06/2019

Hartpury’s fabulous Festival of Dressage launches a summer of equestrian sport with five days of world-class competition. With just four weeks to go, preparations are well underway for the 2019 running of the Festival of Dressage. The show hails the start of a summer of equestrian sport at Hartpury, followed... Read More

Anna Ross set to headline Festival Gala Evening at Hartpury

Posted: 14/06/2019

International rider and trainer Anna Ross will headline the gala evening at this year’s Hartpury Festival of Dressage (3-7 July). The Saturday evening demo will form part of a busy and entertaining schedule including the NAF Superflex FEI CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Final and the Elite Stallions Young Horse PSG Final.... Read More

Carl and Brioso Take Centre Stage at Bolesworth International

Posted: 13/06/2019

British dressage star Carl Hester brought the curtain down on day one at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show with a stylish victory. Gloucestershire-based Carl, one of the sport's biggest names, won the Intermediate 1 freestyle to music class, sponsored by British Dressage. Riding Brioso, a score of 78.520% saw him head up... Read More

Charlotte’s in Irresistible Form at Bolesworth International

Posted: 13/06/2019

Double Olympic dressage champion Charlotte Dujardin was in irresistible winning form on day one of the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. It proved another thrilling showcase performance from Charlotte and the exciting 10-year-old mare Mount St John Freestyle - a horse that could take her all the way to next year's Tokyo... Read More

British Horse Feeds Bramham results

Posted: 13/06/2019

British Horse Feed Title Goes to Ireland while Ingham is British Under 25 Champion It was a win for Ireland’s Cathal Daniels in the British Horse Feeds CCI-L4*, a well deserved and faultless performance led him to finish on his dressage score of 33.7 with the chestnut mare Rioghan Rua, owned and... Read More

RDA Celebrates 50 Years at National Championships

Posted: 13/06/2019

The celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of RDA are set to be in full swing throughout the RDA National Championships which take place at Hartpury College in Gloucester on July 12 -14. RDA’s flagship annual event brings together hundreds of competitors of all abilities in events including carriage driving, Countryside Challenge,... Read More

PRINCESS ANNE OPENS NATIONAL RIDING FOR DISABLED CENTRE

Posted: 13/06/2019

The Princess Royal officially opened the first National Training Centre for Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in Warwickshire. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne is President of the RDA and a patron of the centre which will bring together, train and inspire the charity’s volunteers and coaches from almost 500 RDA centres... Read More

Statement from Sandra Murphy, CEO Equidiet (UK) Ltd

Posted: 13/06/2019

Statement from Sandra Murphy, CEO Equidiet (UK) Ltd Having had a very exciting and successful first phase (five years of intensive Market Research and Development), we at Equidiet (UK) Ltd have identified where our innovative Equine Nutritional Hydrotherapy concept sits in the industry; we have also had the opportunity to carry... Read More

Top line up for Cazenove Capital Bolesworth Eventing Grand Prix

Posted: 11/06/2019

A STELLAR cast heads to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show for what looks set to be a Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix to remember! Olympic rider Gemma Tattersall is just one of many eventing stars to head to Cheshire and is joined by leading Brits, Jeanette Brakewell, Louise Harwood, Ginny... Read More

Luhmühlen - Live stream on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 11/06/2019

THIS year’s Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials looks set to be one of the best ever with leading riders from around the world competing for the top places on the winner’s podium. Running from June 13 to 16, subscribers to Horse & Country’s streaming service can view exclusive live streaming of all... Read More

Primrose Inspires World Horse Welfare Sculpture

Posted: 11/06/2019

Primrose, the little cremello cob mare who is being supported in her rehabilitation by leading nutrition company, Alltech, is the inspiration behind one of the maquettes going on display on World Horse Welfare’s World Horse Farm Trail. The four World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Norfolk, Aberdeenshire, Lancashire and Somerset... Read More

World class showjumpers head to Bolesworth

Posted: 10/06/2019

World Class Show Jumpers Head to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show A FEAST of world class show jumping awaits visitors to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. And the ladies look set to give the men a run for their money across top class action from the Equerry Grand Prix, to... Read More

Hoof Care for the Summer Season with Cavalor

Posted: 10/06/2019

Cavalor has a range of products to promote healthy hooves especially important during the dry summer months and when the ground is hard. Cavalor PodoGuard hoof oil is a unique blend of nourishing and essential oils which penetrate deep into the hoof resulting in great hoof condition. Fluctuations in temperature and humidity between... Read More

NEW LOOK FOR BADMINTON ORGANISING TEAM

Posted: 10/06/2019

Following Hugh Thomas’s retirement from the helm at Badminton Horse Trials, long term Assistant Director Jane Tuckwell will now step up to Event Director. She will be supported by Andrew Tucker, who will take up the new full time position of Commercial Director, while the experienced office and box office team... Read More

Popular speakers return to BETA International

Posted: 10/06/2019

Top-class presentations are the hallmark of BETA International and some of the very best speakers and personalities in the business are preparing to take to the podium once again in 2020. Back by popular demand are: Alastair Stewart – the ITV newscaster will take to the stage to host Talking Business, the... Read More

TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes – Low Starch Formula

Posted: 10/06/2019

TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes – Low Starch Formula TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes are very low starch and formulated to provide calories for condition (12MJ/kg) whilst being highly sympathetic to the digestive system, even when it is compromised by extreme acidity. That means that TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes are suitable for horses prone to, or... Read More

Haygain feature on sponsored rider Laura Tomlinson

Posted: 07/06/2019

British Olympic dressage gold medallist Laura Tomlinson is one of Haygain’s stable of sponsored riders with an incredible competition record and a stable full of beautiful future dressage stars. What’s more, her and her polo-playing husband Mark welcomed their third child into the world this January, so what better time to... Read More

HorseHage & Mollichaff Sponsor BRC Championships

Posted: 06/06/2019

HorseHage & Mollichaff Sponsor BRC Intermediate Winter Championships 2020 HorseHage & Mollichaff, well-known for their range of high fibre forages, chaffs and complete feeds, are delighted to announce that they will be the new sponsor for the British Riding Clubs (BRC) Intermediate Winter Championships 2020. The championships will take place on... Read More

As seen at Royal Windsor - Harrington & Willoughby!

Posted: 06/06/2019

As seen at Royal Windsor - The sensational new Harrington & Willoughby footwear range. This month Buy yourself a stunning pair of premium Harrington and Willoughby boots and save the guilt with a fabulous free gift for your horse..... With three stunning paddock styles or two classic Chelsea styles in a... Read More

Moveable (and swap-able!) saddle flaps

Posted: 06/06/2019

With the three different stirrup leather positions offered on each WOW Saddle, riders sometimes like to adjust the angle of the flap, to allow more room for the knee. The flap can easily be swung forward or back by undoing two bolts in the saddle channel. For even greater versatility, flaps... Read More

For a little ‘thank you’ – the Hooves & Love Mug!

Posted: 06/06/2019

The Hooves & Love Mug (£8.00) is a simple yet meaningful way to say ‘thank you’ or ‘thinking of you’ to a fellow equestrian. The slogan printed on this pretty ceramic mug is ‘Where there are hooves there is love’, something that will certainly ring true for horse lovers who know... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property June 2019

Posted: 06/06/2019

Wonderful opportunity to acquire a small equestrian yard including stable block, arena and about 9 acres located in a rural location on the southern outskirts of the popular village of Ditchling within the South Downs National Park. Superb direct access to the South Downs via a bridleway without crossing any... Read More

The perfect day to Speak Out!

Posted: 06/06/2019

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is launching a national day of action as part of its award-winning Stamp Out Strangles campaign. A special Speak Out On Strangles Day will take place on Saturday 6th July, and the equestrian community is being urged to come together to show its support for fighting this prevalent,... Read More

The Airways and the Lungs – the forgotten organs

Posted: 06/06/2019

By the time a horse crosses the finish line in a five furlong race, has completed a Grand Prix show jumping round, or gone one sixth of the way round a 3 star cross country course, he will have moved somewhere around 1,800 litres of air in and out of the... Read More

Dressage Leading Lights head to Bolesworth

Posted: 05/06/2019

Dressage Leading Lights Hot Foot it to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show Major British and continental dressage stars are heading to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. The show is set to host a number of prestigious Dressage Viewing Trials for the Young Dressage Horse World Championships as well as the... Read More

Hamburg Derby gives clues to Hickstead form

Posted: 05/06/2019

Germany’s Hamburg Derby took place last weekend, giving plenty of insight into horse and rider form ahead of Great Britain’s equivalent class – the Al Shira’aa Derby at Hickstead. The win went to German rider Nisse Lüneburg, with Ireland’s Shane Breen finishing in the runner-up spot with the talented Can Ya Makan.... Read More

Fast and Furious it’s a ‘MUST WATCH’

Posted: 04/06/2019

The Equerry Bolesworth International - Porsche Ride & Drive LAST year’s fast and furious Ride & Drive at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show proved a sure fire hit with competitors, celebrities and the early evening ringside spectators alike. And this new the class has a super-charged energy thanks to sponsorship from Porsche... Read More

Countryside & Equestrian Blog Awards

Posted: 04/06/2019

The Countryside & Equestrian Blog Awards Return With New Name & Exciting New Developments The Country Style & Equestrian Blogger Of The Year Awards (CS&E Awards) will take on an exciting new direction this year with new award titles, categories and a definitive split between the two sectors. The move comes as blogger... Read More

Equitop Sponsor the Bolesworth Young Horse Championships

Posted: 04/06/2019

WITH just weeks to go until the exciting new Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show, plans are in the final stages, and entries are now officially open. The Bolesworth team are delighted to announce new title sponsorship from Equitop for the event which is being held in Cheshire for the first time. FEI... Read More

New Slim Bit Line from Sprenger

Posted: 03/06/2019

Sprenger has launched the new Slim Bit Line, offering a wider range of bits in a thickness of 12mm. The new Slim Bit Line from Sprenger includes the KK Ultra Slim Bit, the Novocontact Double Jointed Loose Ring, Novocontact Single Jointed Loose Ring and the Max Control with locking mechanism bit. These bits... Read More

The Search for the Bespoke Dressage Saddle

Posted: 03/06/2019

In the world of dressage riders need to feel close to the horse helping to keep them in a rhythmic balance as they glide around the arena. When looking for a new dressage saddle, fit for the horse is crucial and everything that can help the rider to achieve the correct balance... Read More

Ideal feed balancer for summer months

Posted: 03/06/2019

TopSpec Senior Lite Feed Balancer – Ideal for the Summer Months TopSpec Senior Lite Feed Balancer is designed for elderly horses that are prone to weight gain. It combines the benefits of a low-calorie feed balancer and a joint supplement, in a highly cost-effective way. Senior Lite Feed Balancer is formulated without cereal... Read More

Equerry Veteran Mix

Posted: 03/06/2019

Equerry Veteran Mix is specially designed for elderly horses and ponies that need to gain weight and condition. Maintaining condition and nutrient absorption are two of the difficulties faced by most veterans, so making the right choice of feed is vital. Formulated with high levels of protein to promote muscle tone... Read More

Aircon On The Move

Posted: 03/06/2019

Don't let your competition wear let you down as temperatures start to rise. The Equetech collection of competition shirts celebrates innovation with a fashionable take on technical fabrics. Equetech Alexa Competition Shirt This good-looking new addition is styled in a technical stretch fabric with a pretty sheer grey pinstripe pattern to back... Read More

Veredus Bio Repel Spray

Posted: 03/06/2019

Veredus Bio Repel Spray is a natural summer spray that is an effective defence for horses against flies, mosquitoes, midges and insects. The fly repellent ingredients of citronella, geranium and cinnamon create a protective layer over the horse's coat to help discourage flies. The balanced formula allows for frequent use to renew protection. Veredus... Read More

ComfortStall flooring from Haygain

Posted: 30/05/2019

Upscale your stable flooring for mulitple horse and human health benefits with ComfortStall from Haygain Now that the days are longer and nights are warmer, horses can be turned out for longer and it is the ideal time to make any changes to your stabling that can be impossible to implement in... Read More

A Shared Passion Helping Disabled Riders

Posted: 30/05/2019

In the 50th anniversary year of RDA, the opportunities available to disabled riders are now much more varied than when the charity first began five decades ago. Two Kent-based centres that are working together to complement each other perfectly are Chalkdown RDA and Smarden Therapeutic Stables, which is an Accessibility Mark accredited... Read More

Perfect going guaranteed in brand-new Equine America Ring Three

Posted: 30/05/2019

One of the All England Jumping Course’s eight rings has been given a major makeover ahead of this year’s international shows. The Equine America Ring Three has been transformed from a grass ring to a state-of-the-art vast all-weather arena, measuring 65m x 127m. It has the same Andrews Bowen surface as used... Read More

Sprenger Launch New Flexcite Stirrup Grips

Posted: 30/05/2019

Sprenger has launched new Flexcite Stirrup Grips – a stainless steel pad for superior grip that fits into the Flexcite Stirrup The Flexcite Grip helps provide perfect balance to set your leg in the correct position whatever the discipline. Shock-absorbing and gentle to ligaments and joints, the grip supports the release of the... Read More

Veredus Olympus Tendon Boots

Posted: 30/05/2019

The Veredus Olympus Tendon Boots are flexible, durable and extremely protective which is ideal for jumping. These innovative tendon boots are characterised by an anatomical shape that guarantees the maximum comfort and perfect positioning on the horse’s limb. The Eva foam pad inserted in the shell provides maximum protection for the flexor... Read More

Leading Event Riders to Tackle Bolesworth Eventing Grand Prix

Posted: 30/05/2019

World Number One event rider, Oliver Townend heads a stellar cast of the country’s very best competitors set to take part in the Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix held at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. With Captain Mark Phillips confirmed to build at what is now a three-leg Eventing Grand Prix... Read More

Veterinary Gamgee from Robinson Animal Healthcare

Posted: 30/05/2019

Veterinary Gamgee® is a veterinary version of the original Gamgee® which Robinson Healthcare began manufacturing in 1885. An ideal addition to any first aid kit, Veterinary Gamgee® is used to promote wound healing by insulating, cushioning and protecting wounds from external trauma. Veterinary Gamgee® consists of a thick layer of superior quality, highly... Read More

Königs Favorit Boots – Perfect All-Rounders

Posted: 30/05/2019

The Königs Favorit is the perfect boot for the young rider and for daily training - a great all-rounder boot. The boots are elegant and timeless with the durability and quality you would expect from Königs. Popular boots for daily use or at competitions, made of box calf and completely lined with calf-leather,... Read More

Suregrow Sponsor the Kidney Pond at Bramham International

Posted: 30/05/2019

Suregrow are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Kidney Pond at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials. Specialising in the care of grassland for horses and ponies Suregrow has a range of products including fertilisers and grass seeds specifically selected for horse and pony paddocks. Bramham International Horse Trials takes place from... Read More

First Aid Advice for Summer

Posted: 30/05/2019

Most horse owners can’t wait for summer, the long leisurely rides, light nights and weekends competing are the reason why we have a horse. To ensure you make the most of the best months of the year, follow a few simple rules to help prevent injuries and ailments and stop them... Read More

Choosy Eaters – Think About Your Grass Seed

Posted: 30/05/2019

Horses are picky eaters. Offer them a paddock with a good covering of grass all over and for no apparent reason they’ll still pick and choose between different areas. It is therefore important to ensure that any area used primarily for grazing horses should be seeded at a high rate, with plenty... Read More

New Pegasus jewellery

Posted: 30/05/2019

Pegasus Jewellery give an elegant best-seller an Instagram-worthy update with stunning rose gold Give your summer style a fashionable rose gold update this year with the latest addition to the Pegasus Jewellery collection. Pegasus have created a range of beautiful equestrian jewellery that not only helps horse lovers show off their dedication... Read More

Music Dance & Evening Fun at Bolesworth International!

Posted: 30/05/2019

IT may be the big red wall that draws you to Cheshire or the likes of dressage legends Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin but when world class equestrian sport draws to a close at Bolesworth International – that’s when the party really begins! A host of evening entertainment is set to light... Read More

Online business support stepped up for diversifying farm business

Posted: 30/05/2019

Hannah Moule, Founder of The Business Barn (left), Rosie Hopkins, Business Manager (right). The UK’s leading online rural business resource has stepped up a gear in a bid to further help inspire and inform rural business owners and diversifying farmers. The Business Barn, initially launched in January 2018, has undergone a total redevelopment,... Read More

Derby House NEW Rug Supplier for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 29/05/2019

Every Champion at Horse of the Year Show deserves to be adorned in sashes, rosettes and a beautiful quality HOYS branded Champion rug to revel in the glory and remember the moment for years to come. For HOYS 2019, we are delighted to announce that Derby House will be the new... Read More

Emile Faurie to deliver the Dressage Masterclass at HOYS 2019

Posted: 29/05/2019

The Dressage Masterclass at Horse of the Year Show is a firm favourite amongst fans and has seen advice and training tips shared from the likes of four-time Olympian Richard Davison, Olympic Gold Medallist Charlotte Dujardin and her trainer and fellow team rider, Carl Hester. For 2019, top international dressage rider,... Read More

Luxurious & elegant cashmere cover ups from Caroline Nicholls

Posted: 29/05/2019

Caroline Nicholls has forged a strong reputation for crafting luxurious accessories for countryside ladies, from her bespoke occasion hats to the classic feather-adorned fedora. Her collection also includes a range of stylish cover ups that are perfect for ensuring you stay warm and comfortable at all manner of events this summer... Read More

LiveStream Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials Exclusively on H&C!

Posted: 29/05/2019

THIS year’s Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials looks set to be one of the best ever with leading riders from around the world competing for the top places on the winner’s podium. Running from June 13 to 16, subscribers to Horse & Country’s streaming service can view exclusive live streaming of all phases... Read More

The TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show is BACK!

Posted: 24/05/2019

NOW entering its fifth year, the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show is set to be bigger and better than ever following last year’s huge success. Now a major part of the city’s sporting calendar, the show has come of age and is not to be missed during the festive season... Read More

Fantastic Offer from Equipe Saddles

Posted: 24/05/2019

Leading Italian saddlery brand, Equipe is giving away a Cavallo Bale gilet with each saddle purchase in its latest promotion. Equipe represents quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, and each saddle is manufactured to satisfy the demands of both the rider and the horse in each equestrian discipline. Combining its vocation for... Read More

New Covalliero Lani Competition Shirt

Posted: 24/05/2019

The new Lani Competition Shirt from Covalliero is a sporty, slim fit shirt perfect for the competition look. The breathable, fast drying material wicks away sweat and creates a balanced temperature making it the perfect top for wearing under a jacket when competing. Thanks to the high rise collar with zip-fastener this... Read More

I’Anson to Invest £12m in Major New Production Facility

Posted: 24/05/2019

Biggest single investment in company’s history is foundation of ‘2020 Vision’ Leading animal feed manufacturer, I’Anson Brothers Ltd, has today unveiled plans to build a new production facility, as part of its 2020 Vision to deliver a sustainable future for the business. The business is also well known in the equestrian industry... Read More

It’s a girl!: Name A New Western Foal…

Posted: 24/05/2019

On Tuesday 21 May at 11.15pm, Friday (registered name “Dun Good On Friday”) an Appaloosa who was born and raised on Idaho’s Western Pleasure Guest Ranch gave birth to a filly - a long-legged palomino with tiny white spots on her rump and the facial marking of a star. UK tour... Read More

Brand new and beautiful grooming brushes from Hooves & Love

Posted: 23/05/2019

Luxury equestrian gifting company Hooves & Love is delighted to announce the latest addition to its range of hand-packaged gift boxes for horse lovers - a collection of beautiful brushes and grooming products for keeping four-legged friends in tip-top condition. Most horse lovers live and breathe their equine companions so what... Read More

REGISTRATION CLOSES IN 5 DAYS! FREE CPD with Arc Equine

Posted: 23/05/2019

REGISTRATION CLOSES IN 5 DAYS! Don’t miss out on this FREE CPD accredited course! “An Introduction to Microcurrent Therapy” is a course that will lay the foundation for understanding the exciting advances in this cutting-edge treatment. It’s a great opportunity to network over refreshments and is open to all Equine... Read More

WIN an Arc Equine Consumables kit and branded Saddle Pad

Posted: 23/05/2019

Time is running out to win a limited edition ArcEquine Saddle Cloth by Premier Equine and an ArcEquine Consumables Kit worth £120! Manage pain, accelerate recovery from injury and maintain peak physical fitness in your horse! Experience complete pain management and tissue repair at the push of a button with... Read More

High Standard of Presentations at Alltech-Hartpury Conference

Posted: 23/05/2019

The ninth Alltech-Hartpury Equine Student Conference took place at Hartpury University, Gloucester, with around 100 delegates attending, representing more than fifteen colleges and universities from the UK and Europe. Aimed at higher education students, the annual conference provides students with experience of writing and submitting an abstract, going through the review and... Read More

Meet the ‘50 Faces’ Breaking Down Barriers

Posted: 22/05/2019

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is celebrating 50 years of achievement, therapy and fun through horses with a stunning online collection of portraits and stories from all over the UK. Designed to challenge preconceptions about disability, volunteering and the world of horses, ’50 faces’ is a celebration of the brilliant, fearless... Read More

Managing Arthritis in Horses with Microcurrent Therapy

Posted: 22/05/2019

It goes without saying that over time, a horse’s body will start to naturally decline. Although arthritis is associated with older horses, the disease can affect horses of any age due to joint wear and tear. While some injuries can occur suddenly it’s very often repetitive movements, especially those common in... Read More

Maria Eilberg success at Addington

Posted: 22/05/2019

Maria Eilberg Wins Cavalor Inter II Premier League at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre Maria Eilberg, dressage star has qualified for the prestigious British Dressage National Championships. Professional dressage rider Maria Eilberg and Royal Concert took the Cavalor Inter II Premier League title with a fantastic score of 71.53% at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre. Maria... Read More

Fleck Lunge Whip Woven in Nylon

Posted: 22/05/2019

The Fleck Lunge Whip Woven in Nylon is a classic lunge whip with detachable lash and swivel. The woven nylon cover extends the life of the whip helping it to last longer and hold off wear and tear. Designed with an ERGO-Grip handle, for comfort and security, Fleck Whips are created using the... Read More

Amerigo Saddle Purchase Offer

Posted: 21/05/2019

Well known for their saddles of distinction Amerigo is offering a free saddlecloth from Evolution Horse with each Amerigo saddle bought. Amerigo is best known for its scientific approach considering the needs of both horse and rider. The brands high quality, refined materials and bespoke manufacture are the main values that have been... Read More

Allana Clutterbuck Takes the Suregrow Grand Prix at Royal Windsor

Posted: 21/05/2019

Essex-based Allana Clutterbuck secured the Suregrow Grand Prix at the Royal Windsor Horse Show after a superb effort riding Vykinbay. The 10-year-old Vykinbay and Allana took the title with an impressive clear round in a time of 36.69 seconds. Allana has been riding Vykinbay for a year and they have quickly formed a... Read More

Cavalor FlyLess Insect Repellent

Posted: 21/05/2019

Cavalor FlyLess is a highly effective insect repellent spray created to protect horse and rider against horseflies, flies, mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. The pleasant fragrance will make sure you can enjoy your summer ride in contentment and make sure your horse and pony is relaxed when out in the fields or... Read More

New Men’s Covalliero Nelio Polo Shirt

Posted: 21/05/2019

Covalliero’s new men’s Nelio Polo Shirt is a sporty cut polo shirt perfect for the warmer days. The elastic cotton fabric allows the shirt to move with you, whether you are going about your daily activities or whilst riding, it is super comfortable. The colour scheme can be layered up with the Covalliero’s... Read More

Alltech and Rossdales Vets in new initiative

Posted: 20/05/2019

Alltech and Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons join forces to highlight the impact of Mycotoxins on horses Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons in Newmarket has formed an innovative partnership with leading animal nutrition company Alltech to raise awareness and provide a comprehensive solution to the much-underestimated problem of mycotoxins in horses. Following a surge in the number... Read More

JFC Agri charity challenge

Posted: 17/05/2019

JFC Agri choose Mental Health Awareness Month to launch boldest cycling challenge yet. Intrepid staff at Oswestry agricultural suppliers JFC Agri are once again pulling on their lycra as they launch a second marathon cycle ride raising funds for RABI and RDA in August. Last year the team completed the ride all... Read More

Legging loveliness from JustJodz

Posted: 17/05/2019

Legging loveliness from JustJodz for cool and comfortable summer riding JustJodz offer fun and bright riding clothing with a truly affordable price tag, perfect for riders looking for durable, quality jodhpurs, breeches and leggings that won’t break the bank. Their light but tough Riding Leggings are the perfect choice to pull on... Read More

Horse of the Year Show announce Charity of the Year for 2019

Posted: 17/05/2019

It is with great privilege to announce that The Centaurus Trust has been chosen to be the Official Charity of the Year for Horse of the Year Show 2019. The Centaurus Trust works in partnership with Equine Learning CIC to provide therapeutic horsemanship opportunities to disabled and disadvantaged adults, young people... Read More

Brand New Horsemanship Series on Horse & Country

Posted: 16/05/2019

WANT to improve your horsemanship skills and learn from a trainer well-known for her empathy with both horse and rider? Series Two of ‘Annemarie: Listening to Horses’ on Horse & Country will see Dutch trainer, Annemarie van der Toorn working with riders and their horses, helping them with a wide range of... Read More

Tapping into the Therapeutic Benefits of Riding

Posted: 16/05/2019

Tapping into the Therapeutic Benefits of Riding with Accessibility Mark Barnfields Riding Stables based in Chingford, London is looking forward to welcoming more disabled riders to take to the saddle, thanks to Accessibility Mark. Located near the popular horse riding locations of High Beach and Epping Forest, Barnfields Riding Stables offer lessons to... Read More

Haygain becomes venue sponsor for Wellington Riding

Posted: 16/05/2019

Haygain announced as a venue sponsor for Wellington Riding as they host the British Dressage Premier League 2019 Innovative horse health company Haygain is delighted to be announced as the venue sponsor for the Premier League Advanced Medium 98 at the British Dressage Premier League at Wellington Riding. The event is set... Read More

Dengie introduce certified carbon-neutral recyclable packaging

Posted: 16/05/2019

Dengie are proud to announce that they have introduced carbon-neutral packaging for the first time. Following extensive trials and development work over the last few years, the sustainable raw material used to make the packaging, that is derived from sugar cane, has been certified as carbon neutral by the Carbon... Read More

Veredus Launch Exciting New Watches

Posted: 14/05/2019

Veredus has launched two new exciting products this season with the arrival of stylish men’s and women’s watches from this contemporary label. The watches are designed with the highest detail and a touch of glamour, with both timeless pieces complementing any look. Featuring a Swiss movement the watches are made to the... Read More

Cavallo Maddox Polo Shirt

Posted: 14/05/2019

The Cavallo Maddox Polo Shirt is both functional and stylish, the perfect addition to a Spring/Summer wardrobe. Contrasting stripes on the collar and cuffs combined with contrasting buttons and placket adds style to the versatile polo shirt. It’s available in a range of colours including Lipstick, Twilight and Dark Blue in sizes... Read More

Sprenger Turnado Bits – For Perfect Communication

Posted: 14/05/2019

Sprenger Turnado Bits represent a new generation of loose ring snaffles having the mouthpiece turned forward by 45º. This special rotation is distinctly marked by a special surface in the middle part of the mouthpiece. Due to the innovatively adjusted mouthpiece the rein aids reach the horse’s mouth precisely, but in a soft... Read More

New Cavallo Marnie Sweat Jacket

Posted: 14/05/2019

The new Marnie sweat jacket from the Cavallo Spring/Summer Collection is a super stylish everyday item perfect for both at the stables and for every day wear. A decorative Cavallo embossing with luxury print design adds a touch of style to the go to hoody. The lined hood provides quality to the garment. The... Read More

Pegasus Jewellery launch gorgeous new Vitality bracelet

Posted: 14/05/2019

Pegasus Jewellery’s Vitality collection of magnetic therapy jewellery has proven to be incredibly popular around the world, with customers as far afield as Australia enjoying the health-boosting benefits it delivers. Brand-new for Spring 2019, the Rose Gold Vitality Bracelet (£25.00) combines the sleek black silicon ‘little band of miracle’ Vitality bracelet... Read More

Make it a Weekend to Remember at Bolesworth International

Posted: 13/05/2019

As the countdown to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show gets underway don’t forget there’s a great range of accommodation options available to make the most of the event. This amazing four-star level show-jumping and three-star level dressage spectacular takes place in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire from... Read More

Day two at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Posted: 10/05/2019

DUJARDIN SHINES ON DAY TWO OF ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT Day two of CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show marked the start of the international competitions with the CDI4* FEI Dressage – The Al Shira'aa Grand Prix proving to be the star attraction. Spectators were also treated... Read More

Post Badminton Q & A with Georgie Spence

Posted: 10/05/2019

Georgie Spence on her plans post-Badminton, her aims for the future and explains why Haygain helps give her the competitive edge Haygain sponsored event rider Georgie Spence is fresh from another Badminton Horse Trials completion with one of her leading rides, so it seemed like a good chance to check in with... Read More

Innovative stirrup launched in UK market

Posted: 09/05/2019

First Thought Equine Limited, best known for WOW Saddles, is delighted to announce that they have been appointed sole UK distributors for the truly innovative Rid’Up stirrup. The stirrup is a crucial component in ensuring rider security, safety, comfort and effectiveness; the Rid’Up stirrup addresses all these functions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk9Bv8UVVCk The outstanding feature is... Read More

Watch Royal Windsor Horse Show on Horse & Country

Posted: 09/05/2019

World renowned as one of the highlights of the year, Royal Windsor Horse Show is to be showcased on Horse & Country. Viewers will be able to catch up on a host of classes and competitions, with some of the world’s best riders fighting it out for the leading awards. The extensive coverage... Read More

Legendary Ramiro B Continues to Make Impact

Posted: 09/05/2019

THE legendary stallion, Ramiro B continues to make a huge impact on the equestrian world despite passing away at the end of last year. Oliver Townend, the world number one, made history at the Land Rover Kentucky Horse Trials after returning to this year’s event with the Ramiro B sired, Cooley Master... Read More

Learning about Liability with Shearwater Insurance

Posted: 09/05/2019

We know Liability Insurance is not something that is glamorous, or something that people want to spend their time researching, however it is something that is incredibly important and can help protect you, when you need it the most. There are a variety of Liability Insurances available to help protect you,... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property May 2019

Posted: 09/05/2019

AN OUTSTANDING EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY set in approximately 36 acres (STS) of paddocks and mature private grounds and in a stunning position in the Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty enjoying peace and tranquillity with superb views to the west, having the benefit of a flood-lit Manège, 9 stables, tack room,... Read More

MUSCLING YOUR HORSE UP – Dr David Marlin

Posted: 09/05/2019

BASIC RULES RULE 1 – Your horse must be in regular work to build muscle RULE 2 – The work must be hard enough to induce the muscles to adapt Even anabolic steroids will not build muscle if the work is not frequent or demanding enough. INTERESTING FACT – Horse muscle contains more leucine and... Read More

Healing hands for horses

Posted: 09/05/2019

Photo - Phoebe Dannatt and Amy Burr at Moreton Morrell College If you’re dotty about dogs or potty about ponies, then a career as a veterinary physiotherapist could be the life for you! Vet physios help our four-legged friends in the treatment or long-term management of many musculoskeletal or neurological injuries and... Read More

Newmarket - The perfect day out for horse lovers!

Posted: 09/05/2019

For horse lovers, a visit to Newmarket is a must! It is the opportunity to take in a town that holds the unique distinction of being the Home of Horseracing. Every morning a spectacle unfolds as the town’s 3,000 equine residents go about their business on the famed training grounds. A... Read More

William Funnell could make history at Hickstead

Posted: 07/05/2019

Surrey-based international showjumper William Funnell could set a new record this summer as he bids to become the first rider to win the Al Shira’aa Derby five times. William Funnell and Billy Buckingham come down the Hickstead Derby Bank in the 2018 Al Shira'aa Derby (c) Nigel Goddard Funnell secured a hat-trick of... Read More

RWHS Live announced

Posted: 07/05/2019

‘RWHS LIVE’ ANNOUNCED, FEATURING FASCINATING TALKS AND INSPIRING PERFORMANCES FROM FAN-FAVOURITES AND WORLD-RENOWNED RIDERS From 8-12 May 2019, CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show is delighted to announce the Show’s first-ever live zone, known as ‘RWHS Live’, featuring equestrian stars and activities bound to keep visitors entertained. The zone will be situated... Read More

Uvex Ventraxion Riding Gloves Now Available in White

Posted: 07/05/2019

The Uvex Ventraxion Riding Glove is now available in a smart new white colour. The gloves are an innovative design that perfectly adapts itself to the rider’s hand, thanks to a cut specifically developed by Uvex and the new soft-touch material. Being multidimensional, the gloves benefit from being flexible while being breathable and... Read More

The British Palomino Society National Championships

Posted: 07/05/2019

Make it a Date! THE annual British Palomino Society National Championships for Palominos and Cream Dilutes at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern – is one event not to miss – save the date July 13 and 14. This year will be the society’s 45th consecutive year of running this prestigious show which is... Read More

BEST OF BRITISH EQUESTRIAN DISPLAYS AT RWHS PAGEANT

Posted: 03/05/2019

The best of British equestrian displays will perform at The Pageant on the evenings of 9, 10 & 11 May, joining a host of exciting international acts. Taking place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, the performers and their equine companions will arrive from all over the country to commemorate... Read More

New Three-Leg Eventing course for Bolesworth

Posted: 03/05/2019

Captain Mark Phillips To Build At Exciting New Three-Leg Eventing Grand Prix Series Captain Mark Phillips, one of the world’s leading cross-country course designers, has been confirmed to build at a new three-leg Eventing Grand Prix series. Notable for course-designing at Burghley Horse Trials for the last 13 years, Capt Phillips will be... Read More

Fertilising Paddocks for Healthy Growth

Posted: 02/05/2019

As the warmth of spring is upon us, paddocks may look overgrazed, poached or dry after the hard winter months. It is important at this time of year we give our paddocks some much needed nutrients and maintenance to maximise the grass growth and to help ensure good quality grass for your... Read More

What to look for in a second hand saddle

Posted: 02/05/2019

Second Hand or New? What are the Options? So you’ve invested in your exciting new horse but the owner wants to keep its saddle – what are the options to consider? Without doubt the most important aspect is that whether you have the budget for a new saddle or only for a... Read More

Stress Free Event Preparation

Posted: 02/05/2019

A day’s eventing usually coincides with a very early start, so if you are not prepared in advance you can end up arriving at the venue flustered and not in the best frame of mind to complete your dressage test. Event rider and trainer Harriet Morris-Baumber is used to ridiculously early mornings,... Read More

Amerigo Protector Dressage Girth

Posted: 02/05/2019

The Amerigo Protector Dressage Girth is a revolutionary girth. When fastened, the pressure from the girth is directed onto the horse’s sternum, which is less sensitive to pressure, making it extremely comfortable for the horse. The special shape and innovative use of materials protects the delicate area around the elbow. This girth... Read More

New EGO7 Libra Paddock Boots

Posted: 02/05/2019

The Libra Paddock Boots are a must have. The full-grain leather boot includes a top quality rear zipper, smart leather patchwork and double seams along the stress lines to guarantee superior durability. The double stitched toe cap ensures an elegant style and extra freedom of movement. An efficient breathable elastic panel adds extra... Read More

Equus Overreach Boots from Abbey England

Posted: 02/05/2019

Overreach boots are designed to protect a horse from possibly losing a shoe or, worse, from injuring himself when the hind leg 'over reaches' the front leg when he's ridden, turned out or even travelling to an event. Putting on overreach boots will prevent this from happening. The Equus... Read More

The Princess Royal launches new RDA Tartan

Posted: 02/05/2019

HRH Princess Anne Launches 50th Anniversary Tartan for Riding for the Disabled Association in Scotland A new tartan has been produced by Lachcarron of Scotland in celebration of 50 years of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) providing therapy through horses. The tartan was launched at an anniversary event in Edinburgh by RDA... Read More

Accessibility Mark & RDA Help Kitty Achieve Her Goals!

Posted: 01/05/2019

12-year-old Kitty Scarboro has loved horses all her life, first sitting on a horse at six months old during a equine therapy session.Kitty, from Battle, East Sussex, was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means that it affects all the muscles in her body. A wheelchair user, she also struggles with... Read More

JFC Equine & AGMA announce official distribution for UK & Ireland

Posted: 01/05/2019

JFC Equine are pleased to announce that AGMA have officially appointed them as a distributor to the trade for UK and Ireland of their equine range. With JFC’s existing route to market in place it allows stockists instant access to the full Stablemate by AGMA range consisting of Stable Cleanse, Equaroma,... Read More

The Foundation Of Fabulousness!

Posted: 01/05/2019

Fashion experts say that 'underwear is the foundation of your outfit' but for equestrians, it’s also about having support and comfort in the saddle. The Equetech Equestrian Underwear Collection is designed and made here in the UK and brings together function and performance to your undergarments you help you keep... Read More

Omega Equine All Star Academy Returns to H & C TV!

Posted: 29/04/2019

THE ‘must watch’ programme of the year on Horse & Country – the Omega Equine All Star Academy – had viewers crying, laughing and wanting more! Well here it is in the brand new, seven part series – All Stars: Return to Talland – which premieres on Sunday, May 5. The series... Read More

Airway Inflammation related study review from Haygain

Posted: 28/04/2019

Haygain examine the findings of a recent study that has found horses bedded on straw or fed dry hay are more likely to suffer from lower airway inflammation. A 3-year study of over 700 horses has discovered that the type of bedding and forage that a horse is exposed to has a... Read More

The Elite Force this Season

Posted: 28/04/2019

Does your horse find the competition season stressful? Regardless of how talented your horse is at your chosen discipline, for some horses there are many different factors associated with a competition lifestyle that can increase anxiety levels. Horses in high intensity suffer from stress as a result of their demanding life, travelling,... Read More

Primrose Safely Delivers Gorgeous Colt Foal

Posted: 28/04/2019

Alltech and the team at World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset, are excited to announce the arrival of a new colt foal, born to Primrose, who was rescued from an abandoned herd, suffering from severe photosensitivity. The little cremello cob mare, who is being supported by Alltech, safely delivered the... Read More

Amerigo Has a King on the Team

Posted: 28/04/2019

Well known eventing legend Mary King has secured a new sponsor thanks to support from leading Italian saddlery brand Amerigo. Mary remains an icon in the world of eventing and has achieved a plethora of titles including six gold medals at the World and European Championships, won the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials... Read More

Hooves & Love’s perfect present for a little ‘thank you’

Posted: 26/04/2019

The Hooves & Love Mug (£8.00) is a simple yet meaningful way to say ‘thank you’ or ‘thinking of you’ to a fellow equestrian. The slogan printed on this pretty ceramic mug is ‘Where there are hooves there is love’, something that will certainly ring true for horse lovers who know... Read More

Riders to run rings round Hickstead in memory of Tim Stockdale

Posted: 26/04/2019

A brand-new charity run will take place on the Saturday night of the Longines Royal International Horse Show (27 July 2019), to raise money for the Tim Stockdale Foundation. #10forTim will see teams of up to 10 people take part in a relay run on the perimeter road... Read More

William Fox-Pitt Demo! Only on Horse & Country TV!

Posted: 25/04/2019

EVENTING maestro, William Fox-Pitt celebrated his 50th year by holding a very special demonstration at Hartpury College earlier this spring. And to mark the occasion the Horse & Country team were alongside to capture all the action on camera. The result? A fascinating two part masterclass featuring two hour-long programmes - one... Read More

Stoneleigh entries now open

Posted: 24/04/2019

Entries are NOW OPEN for the British Showjumping National Championships & Stoneleigh Horse Show 2019 Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that entries for the British Showjumping National Championships (BSNC) & Stoneleigh Horse Show (SHS) at NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire are now open. The schedule is live and available for download for... Read More

New Covalliero Riding Detroit Mod. 2019 Breeches

Posted: 24/04/2019

The new ladies Detroit Mod. 2019 Riding Breeches from Covalliero are the ideal all-season riding breeches. The material of the breeches ensures optimal skin temperature being climate regulating and breathable, perfect for all levels of riding or going about daily activities on the yard. Made from special fibres ensuring excellent shape stability for... Read More

Carl Hester and Peter Storr Team Up for Masterclass

Posted: 24/04/2019

Dressage legends Carl Hester and Peter Storr will bring together their many years of experience for an exclusive masterclass at this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show which takes place June 12 to 16 - at the stunning Bolesworth Castle. Following his hugely successful demonstrations over the last two years, Carl has... Read More

CHI Royal Windsor Show Line-up

Posted: 24/04/2019

CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW UNVEILS ALL-STAR INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP, FEATURING 15 OF THE WORLD’S TOP 20 SHOW JUMPERS CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show welcomes the world’s best horses and athletes from 8-12 May 2019. The Show will play host to elite equestrian competition across four FEI equestrian disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage,... Read More

New Men’s Covalliero Techno Breeches

Posted: 24/04/2019

The new Men’s Techno Breeches by Covalliero provide an appealing look and are super comfortable. Made from micro-fibres and cotton, the breeches are practical and comfortable for riding and going about daily activities on the yard. The high quality breeches are equipped with a full trim made of stretchable textile leather. The leg cuff... Read More

New Veredus Saddlecloth

Posted: 24/04/2019

The new Veredus Microfibre Jumping Saddlecloth not only looks smart and stylish but also offers the latest in ‘wick-away’ moisture technology. This cleverly designed saddlecloth includes the Veredus logo and comes in a range of colours to suit all occasions whether training at home or out competing. The Veredus Microfibre Jumping Saddlecloth is... Read More

Veredus Sanix

Posted: 24/04/2019

Veredus Sanix is anti-dandruff and anti-itch lotion for manes and tails. The lotion is specially formulated to restore the horse’s hair roots back to their normal condition and ease the symptoms of sweet itch. It helps to eliminate itchiness, therefore relieving the need for the horse to rub their mane or tail. Veredus Sanix... Read More

Online retailer with a difference

Posted: 24/04/2019

Samberwill Equestrian is an online equestrian retailer with a difference. It was founded in 2017 by sister double act Suzanne and Hazel. The ladies set out with a mission of stocking beautiful equestrian items at affordable prices and today they are achieving just that. After two successful and growing years of trading,... Read More

Science Supplements® sign on the line with Hickstead

Posted: 18/04/2019

The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead has welcomed Science Supplements® as a major new sponsor for the 2019 season. The award-winning equine supplements company has been named as the title sponsor of the All England Jumping Championships in September, including the £6,000 Science Supplements All England Grand Prix on the final... Read More

Leather Care with Veredus - Curium Soap

Posted: 17/04/2019

Whatever the time of year, whether enjoying the summer sun but dealing with the drying effects on leather, or coping with the cold and wet of winter which leaves tack damp and at times muddy, good saddlery care is essential to help it last a lifetime. The Veredus Biocare leather care range... Read More

Lion King Inspiration: Set-jetting On horseback

Posted: 17/04/2019

With the CGI version of The Lion King due out this week, plenty of set-jetters will be looking to book a trip to Tanzania's endless plains, the movie loosely based on the Serengeti. And, claims riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider, there's no better way to see the national park's wildlife than... Read More

Fantastic OFFERS at HiForm Equine World of the Horse Badminton!

Posted: 17/04/2019

Gearing up for a fabulous shopping extravaganza at the one and only Badminton Horse Trials this May? There are some fantastic bargains, special offers & discounts available and we have picked these 3 as some of the best around! Visit HiForm Equine in The World of The... Read More

Want to learn from one of the world’s leading event riders?

Posted: 17/04/2019

New Masterclass with Eventing and Dressage Legend Ingrid Klimke on Horse & Country The new Ingrid Klimke Masterclass, brought to you by We Are Levade and Piaffe is set to premiere this weekend on Horse & Country and it’s a treat you won’t want to miss! Watch the programme first on Horse &... Read More

Leading Event Riders Choose EGO7 Boots

Posted: 17/04/2019

Leading Italian brand EGO7 is quickly becoming a firm favourite amongst top competitors since being brought to the UK by leading distributors, Zebra Products . Their range of superbly styled riding boots have already become a firm favourite with event riders Oliver Townend and Sam Ecroyd giving them their seal of approval. The innovative... Read More

New Cavallo Men’s Barry Polo Shirt

Posted: 17/04/2019

Cavallo’s new Barry Polo Shirt provides a classic look for men whether on the yard or out and about town. Dress it down or dress it up, it is perfect for the warmer months. The timeless polo shirt is finished with a stirrup print depicting the Cavallo logo and contrasting button bar... Read More

Fleck Carbon Composite Ultralight Whip

Posted: 17/04/2019

A new innovation in whip design, the Carbon Composite Ultralight Dressage Whip from Fleck is feather light and balanced to perfection. Offering a new concept in whips, the Carbon Composite Ultralight Dressage Whip is ultra-light as it is made from strong high-tech carbon material. This enables the whip to be soft in the... Read More

BHS is Equestrian Charity for Bolesworth 2019

Posted: 17/04/2019

The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is pleased to announce The British Horse Society as their Equestrian Charity for 2019. This new development with the prestigious event will see the partnership providing the opportunity to raise the profile of the important work that The British Horse Society carry out. Said Bolesworth... Read More

New Cavallo Caro Grip Breeches

Posted: 17/04/2019

The new Cavallo Caro Grip Breeches are super fashionable and provide a stylish denim look. The breeches benefit from a Cavagrip® PU full seat and are comfortable for both going about daily yard activities and riding. Featuring two slit front pockets and two patch pockets at the back the breeches are made with... Read More

Tune in to the Kentucky Five-Star only on Horse & Country

Posted: 17/04/2019

With the best of British riders heading to the prestigious Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event here’s your chance to watch the action thanks to Horse & Country. Running from April 25 to 28, Horse & Country has exclusive live streaming of all phases from Kentucky which this time round will see British... Read More

Jet Setting with Laura Renwick

Posted: 16/04/2019

As one of the leading lady showjumpers in the UK Laura Renwick is used to travelling the world and competing in some glamorous locations. During the Springtime Laura takes her young horses as well as her seasoned campaigners over to Portugal to compete in the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour. This provides a great... Read More

Sneak Preview of the Badminton Cross Country on H&C TV

Posted: 15/04/2019

ARE you heading to this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials? Here’s your chance to get a sneak preview of the exciting cross-country course thanks to a new programme on Horse & Country. The Badminton 2019 Preview show, presented by Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes, takes in a course walk with well-known designer,... Read More

Save the date for a Burghley bonanza

Posted: 12/04/2019

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Box Office will open at 9am on 25th April for visitors wishing to purchase membership passes and at 9am on 26th April for all other purchases. There are significant savings for those buying tickets in advance for this celebrated international sporting event. Situated in the... Read More

Laminitis & Microcurrent Therapy with ArcEquine

Posted: 12/04/2019

What is Laminitis? Laminitis – inflammation of the lamina – is a disease that affects all members of the equine family. The wall of the hoof is composed of a tough and insensitive outer layer, known as the horn, which is connected to and supported by the internal, sensitive layer known... Read More

H&C TV Showcase NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Champs

Posted: 12/04/2019

THIS year’s NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships was a huge success with a host of stunning performances from leading names in the sport. Horse & Country TV will showcase the two gala evenings, which premier on demand on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 to subscribers of H&C... Read More

The #PegasusInspo Ring - Inspiration from Pegasus Jewellery

Posted: 11/04/2019

Leading contemporary equestrian jeweller Pegasus Jewellery is delighted to announce the addition of the #PegasusInspo Ring to their collection for Spring 2019. The #PegasusInspo Rings follow the great success of the best-selling #PegasusInspo Bangles, which were launched in 2018 and continue to be a very popular choice for Pegasus fans who... Read More

Equerry Support New Bolesworth Young Horse Championships

Posted: 11/04/2019

EQUERRY Horse Feeds is to sponsor the prestigious Amateur Bronze Grand Prix at the exciting new Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show. This five day young horse showcase runs from August 14 to 18 in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle and will feature 4, 5, 6 & 7-year-old age classes, incorporating... Read More

Suregrow Elementary Freestyle Gold Championship

Posted: 11/04/2019

With ten horses entered during the week that were born at Headmore Stud, it was likely they’d feature well in the placings but in the SureGrow UK Elementary Freestyle Gold, it was a case of domination. First of the Headmore trio was the six-year-old Florencio-sired Headmore Figaro, owned by Sarah Oppenheimer with... Read More

New EGO7 Orion Field Boots

Posted: 11/04/2019

The new EGO7 Orion Field Boot is superbly styles and designed with the latest technology and innovation. The boot combines all EGO7 footwear’s pioneering features for a modern profile and top Italian design. Created with an elastic laced front for both a classic and elegant look the boot has a sculpted calf design... Read More

Showjumping at Equerry Bolesworth International

Posted: 11/04/2019

Equerry Horse Feeds British Riding Clubs Competition at Bolesworth International FOLLOWING its huge success last year, the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is once again hosting the British Riding Club’s showjumping competition at the prestigious venue. Taking place on Saturday, June 15 there will be an 80cm and 90cm class for British... Read More

Countryside style injected with serious ladylike glamour

Posted: 11/04/2019

Caroline Nicholls is the eponymous brand that combines countryside style and ladylike glamour, and that was founded just two years ago by trained milliner Caroline Nicholls following a chance encounter at the Cheltenham Festival. Wearing one of her own unique hat designs, Caroline was approached by a lady who wanted to... Read More

Ranch Rider Launches “My Western Foal” Competition

Posted: 10/04/2019

Specialist riding holiday operator, Ranch Rider is launching its “My Western Foal” competition and giving its equestrian fans the chance to name a new foal at Idaho’s Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Due to be born in late May, the new addition will represent the third generation of ranch raised horses on... Read More

ERIC’s BADMINTON COURSE, A NATURAL COUNTRY FEEL

Posted: 10/04/2019

In his third year as Badminton course designer, Eric Winter has kept his philosophy of making his track look as naturally cross country as possible. There is next to no artifice, seen at many other events, in a flowing journey around Badminton Park. As usual the ASX Starter... Read More

SHEARWATER CONTINUE GRASSROOTS SPONSORSHIP

Posted: 08/04/2019

Shearwater Insurance are thrilled to announce that they are continuing as the headline sponsors for the Equine Sports UK Grassroots Championships 2019. Held at Arena UK, Grantham, from 1st – 4th August this will be the third time Shearwater has been the main sponsor for the event, having previously supported the competition... Read More

Courses from the Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 08/04/2019

A HOST of training courses, refresher days and skill building modules are set to get underway with the Society of Master Saddlers. A one day module – Challenging Fits and Practical Solutions – is being held on April 17 at East Durham College, and is suitable for saddle fitters and saddlers of... Read More

Wendy Crowned Suregrow Elementary Freestyle Silver Champion

Posted: 05/04/2019

In Suregrow’s first year of Elementary Freestyle Silver sponsorship, the UK’s leading fertiliser company were treated to a class of outstanding quality. Stealing the win by a comfortable margin was Wendy Hudson with her own 10 year old mare, Hawtins Chanel (by Curator). The duo scored 72.24% to top the podium... Read More

Bolesworth International Opens Its Doors to Riders

Posted: 04/04/2019

LOOKING to compete at one of the most prestigious shows in the country? This year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show comes back bigger and better than ever with a host of classes from top-level CSI4* to the Amateur Series at 1.25m and 1,15m level, and full range of national, age and pony... Read More

Amerigo DJ Jumping Saddle

Posted: 04/04/2019

Leading saddlery brand Amerigo, has designed the DJ jumping saddle for a horse with a straight, short back. From the wooden tree collection, the DJ has been specially created for horses with straight backs, it is also good for short back horses and bigger warmbloods. The saddle is made out of soft,... Read More

Sprenger Comfort Roller Spurs

Posted: 04/04/2019

Sprenger Spurs are made from the finest stainless steel and come in a variety of styles to suit the rider and horse. The Sprenger Comfort Roller Spur is an ideal back up to the rider’s leg aid with direct flank contact, but is softer and less likely to cause a negative response... Read More

What is equestrian safeguarding training?

Posted: 04/04/2019

What is equestrian safeguarding training? If you work with or around children, vulnerable adults, and/or young people under the age of 18 in the United Kingdom, you are required by law to complete a safeguarding training course. Most online safeguarding courses are developed with a ‘one size fits all’ intention and... Read More

The Science Behind Protection and Support for Equine Joints

Posted: 04/04/2019

This article reviews: • How and why injury to horse’s joints may occur as a result of normal exercise, training and competition • Joint structure and function • The rationale for inclusion of different compounds in “joint supplements” Background Musculo-skeletal injuries are the most common cause of injury and lost... Read More

The EquiMind Summer Show series has started

Posted: 04/04/2019

More classes, more international competitors, more international judges, more, more, more… If you and your horse are working hard on improving any of your skills, you should have the opportunity to show off! Now, you can now compete without leaving your yard. Simply choose your class(es), enter online, prepare, ask a friend to... Read More

Provide Vir Equine protection for your horse with GHS Direct Ltd

Posted: 04/04/2019

Good hygiene and cleaning methods should be adopted and applied at all times. Protect all animals, your business and the community. VirEquine is a disinfectant-cleaner and has been rigorously tested and APPROVED by DEFRA. Passing ‘General Orders’ as defined in The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants - England Order... Read More

Featured Property April 2019

Posted: 04/04/2019

EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY. A fabulous individually designed contemporary house with apartment, stable yard, manege and approximately 1.90 acres of paddock land. 2.88 Acres in all. Brooklands House has its own private gated entrance which leads to an extensive graveled parking area and courtyard. The house has 4 bedrooms, underfloor heating and fabulous views!... Read More

Should you worry about your horse’s weight?

Posted: 04/04/2019

We all want to keep our horses healthy, and weight management plays a big part in that. But studies show that around half the horses in the UK are overweight, and as many as 70% of native ponies are classed as obese. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight for our horses can... Read More

Why PR Is Important For Your Equestrian Brand

Posted: 04/04/2019

MirrorMePR , the Award-Winning Equestrian PR & Social Media experts discuss why your brand needs a solid PR & Marketing team in this exclusive feature; Why do I need equestrian PR OK, so here's a simple fact-finding exercise: Do you have the time to invest in growing your equestrian... Read More

TRI Equestrian - sole distributors of Tiger Tongue Groomer

Posted: 04/04/2019

TRI Equestrian is Ireland’s leading equestrian retail outlet, founded nearly 35 years ago in the heart of horse country, County Kildare, and now with two physical stores and an online shop. The team at TRI Equestrian are delighted to announce that they have been chosen as the exclusive distributors for popular... Read More

Enjoy Ladies Day at Bolesworth International

Posted: 04/04/2019

For 2019, the Equerry Bolesworth International will be hosting a must attend social occasion on Saturday, June 15, the glamorous and ever popular ‘Ladies Day’ supported by Lord & Lady Equestrian. The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show will take place over five-days in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall,... Read More

Will Fletcher’s star showjumper Persimmon back to winning form!

Posted: 03/04/2019

Faringdon-based showjumper Will Fletcher is delighted to be back on the podium after finding the key to solving the lingering breathing issues suffered by his top ride to take second place in a 3* Grand Prix in Vilamoura. Will was lucky enough to get the ride on the talented eventer-turned-showjumper Persimmon... Read More

Hickstead’s Derby has secure future thanks to Al Shira'aa

Posted: 03/04/2019

Al Shira’aa, the title sponsor of the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, has signed a new sponsorship deal until 2022. The UAE-based company took over sponsorship of the famous Hickstead Derby in 2017, and after two very successful seasons they have agreed to extend the agreement until... Read More

EXTREME DRIVING comes to Windsor

Posted: 03/04/2019

Spectators are set to be thrilled by the extraordinary talent of fearless Carriage Drivers as Extreme Driving supported by Karen and Hugh Scott-Barrett, premieres at CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday 12 May. World-class competitors will battle it out in the Castle Arena, as they manoeuvre a team of four... Read More

Is your horse or pony prone to laminitis?

Posted: 02/04/2019

Make Your Grazing Safe with Suregrow Meadow & Laminitics Grass Mix. Suregrow Meadow & Laminitics Grass Mix creates a non-ryegrass sward and so reduces grass sugar levels to grazing animals. The mixture contains a blend of Timothy, Crested Dogstail, Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, Meadow Fescue, Cocksfoot and Strong Creeping Red Fescue. All grass... Read More

Chloe Milne Wins Suregrow Elementary Silver Freestyle

Posted: 02/04/2019

Dressage rider Chloe Milne, has qualified for the prestigious British Dressage Winter Championships. 24-year-old Chloe and Cremmdalla Crem took the Suregrow Fertiliser Winter Elementary Freestyle Regional Silver Champion title on a well-deserved score of almost 72% at Morris Equestrian Centre. Cremmdalla Crem known as Dory at home, is a 16.3hh rising 9-year-old bright... Read More

Spring Show Time Tips

Posted: 02/04/2019

Top Tips for Bathing from Team Reynolds Before bathing the horses, Simon and Natalie always makes sure the hooves are clean and free from mud. Explains Simon: “Many people make the mistake of washing the legs and hooves and dragging the dirty sponge back across the horse’s coat. “If your horse’s coat is particularly... Read More

Renwick & Sons Welcome A Renwick!

Posted: 02/04/2019

Renwick & Sons, purveyors of the finest grooming tools, are proud to announce a new Ambassador, British International Showjumper Laura Renwick. While Laura is no relation to Renwick & Sons, despite the same name, she is certainly no stranger to the brand, having spotted them on social media a few months ago,... Read More

Save On Exclusive Rodeo & Western Art Weeks In Colorado

Posted: 02/04/2019

This summer, there’s even more excitement to be had on the range, as Ranch Rider will be offering complementary rodeo tickets to this year’s Greeley Stampede Rodeo (01 - 07 July), and free tickets to the 20th Annual Stampede Western Invitational Art Exhibit & Sale (23 - 30 June) to guests... Read More

Spring Offer on TopSpec Antilam

Posted: 01/04/2019

Looking for nutritional support for your horse or pony, prone to, being treated for or recovering from laminitis? Throughout April and May, and whilst promotional stocks last there is £8 off TopSpec AntiLam at participating retailers nationwide. TopSpec AntiLam is a pelleted multi-supplement and is used and recommended by nutritionists, vets... Read More

BUY A TICKET & BE IN TO WIN A TRAILER WITH BPIHT

Posted: 01/04/2019

Buy a ticket for one of the UK’s most popular equestrian events - SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (19-22 September) – and have the chance to win a brand-new Ifor Williams trailer, stuffed full of goodies. This isn’t an April Fool’s joke: SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials’ box office opens today... Read More

British Horse Feeds Countdown to Bramham

Posted: 01/04/2019

The team at British Horse Feeds, the makers of Fibre-Beet and the Original 10 minute Beet - Speedi-Beet, are looking forward to this year’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials with a host of supporting sponsorships. After the success of last year the leading name is once again sponsoring the British Horse Feeds... Read More

Suregrow Support Royal Windsor Horse Show

Posted: 01/04/2019

Suregrow, the leading name in fertiliser and grass seed are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Suregrow Fertiliser Ltd Grand Prix (Senior 1.35) class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Specialising in the care of grassland for horses and ponies Suregrow has a range of products including fertilisers, mineral and... Read More

Veredus Super Sheen

Posted: 01/04/2019

Looking for a silky, tangle free finish, Veredus Super Sheen leaves manes and tails show ring ready thanks to the formation of a protective film which makes the hair and coat waterproof and repels the dust and dirt from bedding. Veredus Super Sheen – 500ml For further information contact Zebra Products on (01352)... Read More

Equerry Cool Mash For All-Round Good Health

Posted: 01/04/2019

Equerry Cool Mash is an efficient quick-soaking mash for horses that need a low energy feed. And it has proved a great success for Amber Major and her horse Howard, especially through the summer months. Amber Major and Howard looking fit and well. Designed for horses and ponies in light to medium work Equerry... Read More

Saddling the Native Pony

Posted: 01/04/2019

Without doubt the native pony is by nature wider to fit and with less wither than the more blood type animal. This type of conformation can lead to a host of saddle fitting issues which need to be discussed with your Society of Master Saddlers’ Qualified Saddle Fitter. Whether choosing a new or... Read More

New Premium Leather Boot for Men from Grub’s

Posted: 01/04/2019

New addition, the Grub’s CYCLONE™ Boot has been added to the prestige leather collection, and is perfect for spring/summer on the yard, out walking in the countryside or on the farm. At BETA International in January this year, the boot was awarded with a highly commended accolade in the country clothing and... Read More

New Boot Innovations from Veredus

Posted: 01/04/2019

Veredus has added two new additions to its Kevlar® range, the Young Jump Vento Kevlar Boot and the Young Jump Vento Kevlar Save The Sheep Boot. Invented in 1965, Kevlar is widely used as a reinforcing synthetic fibre for bulletproof vests, military helmets and aerospace and aeronautical components. Veredus has therefore chosen this... Read More

Saddle Q & A with Laurence Pearman

Posted: 01/04/2019

Twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers some frequently asked questions on saddlery. Question Could you explain the purpose of a point and balance straps? Answer The main purpose of Point Straps is to stop forward movement of the saddle towards the shoulders.... Read More

“The Flying Frenchman” set to wow the crowd at HOYS

Posted: 29/03/2019

Lorenzo, The Flying Frenchman, with his team of fabulous horses from the Camargue region of Southern France, is confirmed to be the headline display for Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2019. Having made his HOYS debut in 2004, the talented horseman has gone on to showcase his talents around the... Read More

It’s Party Time at Bolesworth International

Posted: 29/03/2019

WELL known for world class show jumping and dressage – The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is also the place to party this summer! The five-day event takes place in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire from June 12 to June 16, 2019 and is the place to... Read More

Be Part of the British Palomino Society

Posted: 29/03/2019

The British Palomino Society is the official Palomino and Cream Dilute register in the United Kingdom for horses and ponies. And as the 2019 season gets underway, the society offers a warm welcome to new and long standing members. For years the society has encouraged and assisted the advancement of Palominos, all... Read More

Disabled Access Day at Happy Hooves

Posted: 28/03/2019

Disabled Access Day Event Inspires New Riders at Happy Hooves Equestrian Centre Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirit of visitors to a special event held to mark Disabled Access Day, at Happy Hooves Riding Centre in Penrith, Cumbria. As an Accessibility Mark accredited centre, the event was an ideal opportunity to raise... Read More

Königs Palermo Boots – Dressage Perfection

Posted: 28/03/2019

The Königs Palermo Boots will have you sitting pretty in the dressage arena and set to impress the judges whether competing at Prelim or Grand Prix. These bespoke boots are made to the highest standards with perfection in mind and are tapered for a superb fit. Made of top grade side leather, the... Read More

Competition Sitting Pretty

Posted: 28/03/2019

With the emphasis on performance, British equestrian fashion brand Equetech also ensures that pretty style details are always considered. After all, function shouldn't get in the way of fashion. Choose from a range of pretty competition shirts with lace inserts such as the Equetech Bella & Florence Shirts which add a beautifully... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian support young talent at HOYS

Posted: 28/03/2019

Showing their invested interest in supporting young talent in showjumping, Grandstand Media are delighted to announce that Aztec Diamond Equestrian will take on the title sponsorship of the 138cm Championship at Horse of the Year Show 2019. A class introduced to Horse of the Year Show in 1992 with the intention... Read More

Roseberry Stud sponsors Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year Champs

Posted: 26/03/2019

Grandstand Media Ltd are pleased to welcome another new showing sponsor on board for the 2019 Horse of the Year Show, further extending the support from the showing fraternity to provide longevity for this wonderful discipline. Susie Hinchliffe and her daughter Tammy Heathcote of Roseberry Stud in Derbyshire have taken on... Read More

UVEX Sponsor British Dressage National Under 25 Novice Champs

Posted: 26/03/2019

Uvex is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the British Dressage National Under 25s Novice Championship. The leading name, Uvex protects people from head to toe and has done so for more than 90 years, setting the highest standard in helmets and riding gloves. Uvex provides cutting edge products that are designed... Read More

Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Plans

Posted: 26/03/2019

Exciting Plans Announced for the H F Sport Horses Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show PLANS are well underway for this year’s H F Sport Horses Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show which will be held in Cheshire for the first time. Formerly known as British Showjumping’s Young Horse Championship Show the event will... Read More

Young Wiltshire rider at Badminton

Posted: 26/03/2019

A young Wiltshire based international event rider is set to take on the World’s best at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI5* Horse Trials for the second time. Alicia Hawker (25) of Hullavington, Wiltshire and long-term equestrian partner Charles RR will be among the cream of the crop as they head into the... Read More

RDA Scotland and Blair Castle International

Posted: 25/03/2019

Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Riding for The Disabled are delighted to announce that the charity has been chosen as the official charity partner for 2019 by the team at Atholl Estates. Running over four days (22 – 25 August), Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials is Scotland’s... Read More

Equipe Emporio Event Breastplate for Innovation

Posted: 25/03/2019

The Emporio Event Breastplate from Equipe has been designed with the horse in mind, and is beautifully crafted from the finest quality Italian leather and fittings. This high quality Breastplate has a 5-point fastening to the saddle and straps with a self-centring system. Thanks to clever design and innovation the breastplate has extremely... Read More

Silicon breeches from Just Jodz

Posted: 25/03/2019

Look good while you sit tight in the saddle with Just Jodz’s high quality, eco-friendly and affordable Silicon Breeches. Just Jodz have carved a niche in the equestrian market with their range of affordable jodhpurs, breeches and riding leggings that are crafted from the same high-quality materials as the leading brands. Just... Read More

Alltech Springs into Action to Support Primrose

Posted: 25/03/2019

For the fourth year running, leading animal nutrition company, Alltech, is delighted to be providing support for another resident at one of World Horse Welfare’s rehoming centres. Primrose, a little cremello cob mare, was rescued and taken to the charity’s Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset. A World Horse Welfare Field Officer was called... Read More

Respiratory disease in equines

Posted: 25/03/2019

Haygain welcomes Horse Health Week’s focus on infection risk and control and takes a look at respiratory disease in equines. The annual Horse Health Week returns next week, running from the 25th to the 29th of March 2019, and this year the focus is on helping owners and yard managers understand the... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STELLAR ENTRY LIST FOR 2019 BADMINTON

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

New research on counteracting the negative effects of omeprazole

Posted: 12/03/2019

New research has shown that horses being given omeprazole, the ingredient used to manage Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS), are at risk of a calcium deficiency as omeprazole is reducing the digestibility of calcium in the diet. Alfalfa is abundant in calcium and has long been recommended for helping to... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Divoky Riding School Appeal for Donations for Indoor Therapy Room

Posted: 07/03/2019

Divoky Riding School, based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset is hoping to raise funds to turn an unused warehouse into a riding therapy room. Owner, Pat Bishop, was inspired by a similar indoor riding arena at Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire, and her aim is to create an area where small ponies can be... Read More

Haygain research on fungi

Posted: 07/03/2019

Haygain, the leading horse health innovation company, examine the effect of airborne fungi particles on the health of the competition horse, and examine the ways owners can limit their presence in the stable environment. If you are producing a horse or pony for competition then you will be well aware how much... 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

Dengie – providing tried and trusted nutrition for youngstock

Posted: 06/03/2019

With the foaling season upon us all breeders want to make sure that they support their breeding stock’s nutritional needs and give foals the right start in life. Lots of myths surround breeding – probably because a lot of things are beyond our control. A myth that has been around for... Read More

Eventing, Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Tears & Microcurrent Therapy

Posted: 04/03/2019

The World of Eventing At ArcEquine, we fully understand the close bond between rider and horse and have spent 10 years helping equine athletes recover from injury and manage their pain. Eventing is a high impact discipline for both human and equine athletes. Over time, repetitive movements such as jumping... Read More

Top Tips on reducing the risk of laminitis this spring

Posted: 01/03/2019

With spring just around the corner Dengie has issued some helpful advice to horse owners on the best practise to help reduce the risk of laminitis. Once thought of as a disease in its own right, laminitis is now better described as a symptom of another underlying health problem such as Equine... Read More

A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR FOR CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW

Posted: 01/03/2019

Royal Windsor Horse Show (8 – 12 May) is set to become the UK’s richest show for competitors by offering a record-breaking prize fund at the country’s largest horse show. Showcasing a star-studded line-up in its spectacular setting, the increased prize fund and new additions to the event reaffirm its prominence... Read More

Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free

Posted: 01/03/2019

Approved by the Laminitis Trust, Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is a low calorie, nutritionally balanced fibre feed especially developed for leisure horses and ponies. Containing essential nutrients for healthy hooves, Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free includes a full range of B vitamins including biotin and chelated trace minerals for general condition... Read More

An Enduring Shine from Mollichaff for Marco Fresco

Posted: 01/03/2019

Whatever discipline we choose to partake in, we always want our horses and ponies to look their best. Mollichaff ShowShine from HorseHage could be just what your equine needs. Marco Fresco (or Harley, as he is known at home) is a 15-year-old Arab/KWPN gelding owned by Fiona Wright who is based in... Read More

We all need a Healthy Tummy!

Posted: 01/03/2019

A healthy tummy is widely known to be a major contributing factor when it comes to maintaining performance levels and general wellbeing. Dengie Healthy Tummy is a nutritionally balanced feed providing 11.5MJ/kg of digestible energy, comparable to a medium energy mix or cube but with around 10 times less starch, and when... Read More

New Sponsor for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 26/02/2019

Horse of the Year Show welcomes a new sponsor for the Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Pony of the Year Championship 2019 After a flying start to 2019, Grandstand Media Ltd, organisers of Horse of the Year Show, are delighted to welcome yet another new sponsor on board for HOYS 2019. Thor... Read More

Supreme Judges announced for HOYS 2019

Posted: 22/02/2019

The chase for the illustrious HOYS qualifiers is soon to get underway and tickets are already on sale for you to book yourself in for another memorable week at The NEC in Birmingham for Horse of the Year Show 2019, 2nd – 6th October. Each year over 1,500 competitors descend on... Read More

Equine Academy captain Victoria wins prestigious award

Posted: 22/02/2019

Hartpury University student and Great Britain international rider Victoria Leabeater has been named Pony Club Young Coach of the Year. The third-year BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science student, who is captain of Hartpury’s Equine Academy, was announced as the winner of the award at the Pony Club Coaches Conference held at Hartpury. Victoria... Read More

Equine Influenza Virus (Horse Flu) Need to know!

Posted: 22/02/2019

Equine Influenza Virus (Horse Flu) – caused by strains of Influenza A Some useful information from GHS Direct www.ghs-direct.com Incubation period: 1-5 days. Transmission: Airborne droplets that spread in the air by infected animals coughing and spluttering the virus. Ill horses pass the virus on in... Read More

Building safe fences with Sure-Green

Posted: 19/02/2019

Horses are roaming animals and need open spaces to graze. However, this needs to be balanced against the horse owner’s obvious concerns about their equine friends wandering too far. This is particularly important with the risks posed by modern roads, so keeping your horses contained in a safe but adequate space... Read More

Veterinary Cotton Wool from Robinson Animal Healthcare

Posted: 19/02/2019

If you are planning on wrapping your horse up in cotton wool, make sure it is veterinary cotton wool from Robinson Animal Healthcare. Made from 100% pure cotton, the premium quality cotton wool is soft, absorbent and gentle on the skin. Ideal for topical wound cleansing, particularly around delicate areas such as the... Read More

Equissage Pulse announce results of scientific research

Posted: 15/02/2019

Equissage Pulse are pleased to announce the results of scientifically proven research, recently published on the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science website, into the benefits that a 20-Minute Cycloidal Vibration has on Whole Horse Locomotion and Thoracolumbar Profiles. Carried out by Centaur Biomechanics, the independent blinded randomised controlled study delivers a... Read More

Haygain Steamer helps to prevent bacterial infections

Posted: 14/02/2019

Prevention is better than cure – how the Haygain Steamer helps to prevent bacterial infections in your horse, limiting the need for antibiotics. News reports often state how the overuse of antibiotics is making infections harder and leading to thousands of deaths a year through drug-resistant superbugs. This problem does not just... Read More

Capel Manor Tutor Wins the Prestigious President’s Award

Posted: 14/02/2019

Line Hansen, Saddlery & Footwear Team Leader, at Capel Manor College, won the President’s Award at The Palace Awards on 30 January for her exceptional delivery of City & Guilds qualifications. This was the 140th anniversary of the esteemed event and Line was also commended by The Rt Hon Lord Mayor,... Read More

SPRING FORAGE MANAGEMENT with David Marlin

Posted: 14/02/2019

With the days starting to show signs of getting a little longer, for most of us this signals that spring is perhaps finally on the way. This is good news and as many owners will start to think about increasing turnout time for stabled horses, it is also a good time... Read More

Dengie Forage Range

Posted: 14/02/2019

For a number of reasons hay shortages are becoming commonplace. Products within Dengie’s range of high fibre feeds can help supplement or replace hay rations, limited turnout time or poor grazing. The fussy eater – Hi-Fi Senior – suitable for a wide range of horses not just veterans. A blend of high-temperature... Read More

Hooves & Love launches new gift box

Posted: 14/02/2019

Hooves & Love is thrilled to announce the launch of the new Touch of Silk gift box, containing a luxurious silk scarf with all the Hooves & Love touches you’ve come to expect from this new brand. The Touch of Silk gift box contains a 100% silk scarf measuring 30cm by... Read More

Equestrian Property for sale February 2019

Posted: 14/02/2019

Unique lifestyle property occupying gardens and grounds of around 11 acres including a 0.47 of an acre private fishing lake and outbuildings located around 20 miles east of central London. The property offers equestrian facilities including Stabling Paddocks outdoor riding arena 139 sq.m (1500 sq.ft) steel framed barn There are 5 loose boxes, tack... Read More

Ranch Rider extends sale to include bookings made by 28 February

Posted: 14/02/2019

Ranch Rider is extending its sale to include bookings made by 28 February. The specialist tour operator is offering a £50pp discount on all riding holidays of six nights and more. GO YEEHAW THIS HALF-TERM: Situated just outside Bandera (also known as the Cowboy Capital of the World), lies Texas’... Read More

Tickets now on sale for Horse of the Year Show 2019

Posted: 13/02/2019

Each October, the NEC in Birmingham undergoes a horsey transformation like no other in order to host the incredibly impressive Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) which is the biggest week of the year for equestrian entertainment. The show takes place this year from 2nd – 6th October 2019 at The... Read More

Capel Manor Lecturers and Student Win Awards

Posted: 13/02/2019

Capel Manor Lecturers and Student Win Awards at Society of Master Saddlers’ National Competition WHILE watching her many students past and present receiving awards at theSociety of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition, Capel Manor lecturer, Line Hansen was also a worthy winner thanks to her entry in the Presidents’ Choice class. Held at... Read More

Poppy’s Transformation Using Fibre-Beet

Posted: 13/02/2019

FOURTEEN-year-old sport horse Poppy took a turn for the worse one day, completely losing her appetite, dramatically dropping weight and generally not being her willing and loveable self – one of the many things owner Charlotte Parry loves about her. Charlotte, based in Shropshire, was worried as Poppy increasingly became more and... Read More

SMS National Saddlery Competition Proves a Huge Success

Posted: 13/02/2019

THIS year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition at Saddlers’ Hall, London proved as popular as ever with a host of prestigious awards presented in front of esteemed guests and industry professionals. The Worshipful Company of Saddlers’ Prime Warden, James Welch, presented awards to the successful apprentices currently undertaking the Millennium... Read More

Get More Fibre In Your Horse’s Diet With Mollichaff!

Posted: 13/02/2019

Today’s modern feeding practices such as feeding large amounts of cereal feed and suppressing natural foraging behaviour, is at odds with keeping the horse’s gastrointestinal tract functioning well. The horse’s digestive system has evolved to utilise a high fibre diet, using bacterial fermentation in a highly developed large intestine. Equines are... Read More

Help beat the itch before it starts

Posted: 12/02/2019

Help beat the itch before it starts, with Nettex Summer Freedom Salve Complete Fed up of having your horse or pony using the gate post to scratch his tail? Sick of having your precious show pony rubbing his tail so you end up with something more akin to a toilet brush than... Read More

KBIS and EquiPilates join forces

Posted: 12/02/2019

We are pleased to announce that Lindsay Wilcox-Reid, director of EquiPilates, is the latest addition to the KBIS supported team. Lindsay was the first British Dressage Registered Trainer in the UK to recognise the potential of Pilates to transform riders and commit to train as a Pilates teacher to help her clients.... Read More

THE FUNNELLS LEND SUPPORT TO CHARITY

Posted: 11/02/2019

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund are delighted to welcome legendary equestrian names, William and Pippa Funnell as the latest high-profile Vice Presidents to lend their support to this small but significant Charity. William Funnel. Photography by Jon Stroud Media The couple based in Surrey, are both well-established professional riders with William, an... Read More

RDA tackles lonliness & mental health issues through volunteering

Posted: 06/02/2019

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is calling on the government to prescribe volunteering as a method of tackling loneliness and mental health issues. Following a survey of 1,629 volunteers, RDA is marking its 50th anniversary by launching a report on the impact of volunteering on health and wellbeing and the... Read More

British Horse Feeds Support Hope Pastures

Posted: 04/02/2019

Makers of the classic mash products Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, British Horse Feeds has teamed up with the charity Hope Pastures to offer their support. Before Hope Pastures, it was formally known as the Phyllis Harvey Horse and Donkey Trust based in Leeds. This was started by Phyllis M Harvey who devoted her... Read More

Kingsmead Equestrian Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Posted: 04/02/2019

Kingsmead Equestrian Centre, based in Warlingham, Surrey is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try something new, highlighting the fantastic facilities that already exist at venues, as well as a friendly welcome. Taking place on March... Read More

Bridles for Smaller Breeds

Posted: 04/02/2019

Smaller breeds such as Mountain & Moorlands or Miniatures require a bridle that fits just as well as say the Irish Draught or Sport Horse Bridles can either enhance the look and features of the face or make even the most attractive look out of context with the rest of the body. A... Read More

Healthier Horses – Eco-Friendly Packaging

Posted: 04/02/2019

Leading supplement manufacturer, Hilton Herbs, announces a move from plastic tubs into eco-friendly bags. From 11th February 2019 all of Hilton Herbs’ equine dry feed supplements will be supplied in Kraft paper bags thus dramatically reducing the company’s plastic consumption, recently estimated at around nine tonnes per year. The new bags offer... Read More

Happy Hooves Riding Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Posted: 04/02/2019

Happy Hooves Riding Centre, based just outside Penrith in Cumbria, is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try something new, highlighting the fantastic facilities that already exist at venues, as well as a friendly welcome. Taking... Read More

Disabled Access Day at Kimblewick

Posted: 04/02/2019

Kimblewick Equestrian Centre, based in Dereham, Norfolk, is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try something new, highlighting the fantastic facilities that already exist at venues, as well as a friendly welcome. Taking place on March... Read More

Emergency – Don’t Panic

Posted: 31/01/2019

When it comes to first aid the Horse & Rider First Aid Kit from Robinson Animal Healthcare provides a great base from which to build your emergency supplies. Most minor cuts and grazes can be treated effectively with the contents of your first aid kit but serious injuries should be immediately attended... Read More

British Horse Feeds Welcomes New Rider to Ambassador Team

Posted: 29/01/2019

Yorkshire based event and dressage rider Harriet Falshaw (22) has joined the team of British Horse Feeds ambassadors. Harriet has been riding from a young age and always knew she had a passion for eventing which she combines alongside her job as a surveyor for Carter Jones. At home Harriet has two horses,... Read More

Disabled Access Day at Wellow Trekking Centre

Posted: 29/01/2019

Wellow Trekking Centre, based in Bath, Somerset, is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try something new, highlighting the fantastic facilities that already exist at venues, as well as a friendly welcome. Taking place on March... Read More

Leading Equestrian Insurer Appoints Sponsored Equestrian Centre

Posted: 29/01/2019

KBIS British Equestrian Insurance announces this week that they will be adding Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre as a sponsored venue. KBIS British Equestrian Insurance are one of the UK’s leading independent horse insurance specialists. The family run business offers insurance at every level of equestrianism and has always shown support to hardworking... Read More

Traditional Gypsy Cobs to shine at Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 29/01/2019

Traditional Gypsy Cobs are to have their moment to shine at Horse of the Year Show It is with great excitement that Horse of the Year Show are introducing a brand-new class for HOYS 2019! In support of the SEIB Search for a Star series, which has proved a popular addition to... Read More

Study of Airway Disease reduction by Haygain

Posted: 28/01/2019

Landmark study finds feeding Haygain steamed hay reduces the odds of Inflammatory Airway Disease by 65% The breakthrough research found that horses with fungal elements in their airways have a 2.1 times greater chance of having Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) than horses with no fungi presence. IAD affects huge numbers of horses and... Read More

40th Anniversary Show for BETA is a winner

Posted: 28/01/2019

BETA International celebrated its 40th year by living up to its global reputation as the unmissable three-day buying and business event for equestrian, country clothing, outdoor and pet products. From 20 to 22 January, the show threw open its doors at the NEC, Birmingham, to exhibitors and visitors from across the... Read More

cover up from the cold in FoxyEquestrian’s Faux Fur Pom Hoodies

Posted: 25/01/2019

FoxyEquestrian is a British brand best-known for their brilliant hat silks topped off with an iconic faux fur pom pom and matching cross-country colours featuring fun designs, all of which are easily personalised to ensure a unique look for whatever you get up to in the saddle. Now, there’s no need... Read More

A Happy Ending For Rescued Shetland Pony, Pearl!

Posted: 24/01/2019

In 2013, Essex-based horse lover, Ellie Ingram, was contacted by a friend who told her she had heard about 25 Shetland ponies on their way to slaughter as they were deemed as ‘wastage’. The friend agreed to take two of the ponies and Ellie agreed to be responsible for their day-to-day... Read More

Prestigious Society of Master Saddlers Awards at BETA

Posted: 24/01/2019

THIS year’s BETA International saw young and talented apprentices and trainees competing for the top awards in the Society of Master Saddlers’ competitions over the three days. Always a popular draw for visitors to the trade fair, the apprentice competitions bring a lot of interest to the Saddlery Pavilion to see... Read More

RDA Website gets 50th Anniversary Revamp

Posted: 23/01/2019

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has launched a new website to better reflect the organisation in its 50th anniversary year. The new site, still at www.rda.org.uk, has a clear focus on attracting new participants, volunteers and donors. It’s bright and vibrant new look brings the site in line with the fresher... Read More

New opportunities at individual qualifiers for HOYS 2019

Posted: 23/01/2019

As the countdown begins to the start of the most sought-after HOYS qualifiers, Horse of the Year Show organisers, Grandstand Media Ltd, are delighted to be able to update competitors with the latest updates, developments and changes for the 2019 season. Some exciting new developments have been given the go ahead for... Read More

Lucy Wins Prestigious Abbey England Scholarship

Posted: 23/01/2019

Following the huge success of its inaugural saddler scholarship last year, Abbey England launched the 2019 award last August. The winner has now been chosen and we can announce that the Abbey England Saddlery Scholarship apprentice for 2019 is 26-year-old Lucy Cushley. Lucy has won £500 to spend on workshop tools... Read More

Horse of the Year Show team up with The Equine Law Firm for 2019

Posted: 22/01/2019

Pairing expert legal advice with the UK’s highest calibre of competitors, Horse of the Year Show is thrilled to announce its new partnership with The Equine Law Firm for HOYS 2019. With over 1,500 competitors and 60,000 equine enthused visitors passing through the doors throughout the five day show, we are... Read More

Challenging Stereotypes with RDA Accessibility Mark

Posted: 22/01/2019

In 2019 RDA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the success of the Accessibility Mark scheme is testament to the charity’s work in breaking down barriers and making riding a sport for all. The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), launched the... Read More

Could stirrup length put horse riders’ health at risk?

Posted: 22/01/2019

Horse riders could be having a damaging impact on their performance and long-term health because their stirrups are the wrong length, according to new collaborative research by Hartpury University. More than 2,000 riders were asked about which factors affect their choice of stirrup length for a joint study by Hartpury and Brooksby... Read More

BETA celebrates the best!

Posted: 22/01/2019

Some of the best-known names in the equestrian industry gathered to celebrate the winners of the 2019 BETA Business Awards, which were announced during the British Equestrian Trade Association's annual Gala Dinner, at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham, on Monday 21 January. These highly prized awards were presented to companies and... Read More

Add a little heart (Roller Charm) this Valentine’s Day

Posted: 17/01/2019

Hiho Silver is delighted to welcome a new addition to its Roller Charm Collection – and this one is perfect for Valentine’s Day- the Exclusive Valentine’s Love Heart Roller Charm. The new charm bead is made from sterling silver and has indented enamelled red love hearts all the way around. It fits... Read More

An Enduring Shine from Mollichaff for Marco Fresco

Posted: 17/01/2019

Whatever discipline we choose to partake in, we always want our horses and ponies to look their best. Mollichaff ShowShine from HorseHage could be just what your equine needs. Marco Fresco (or Harley, as he is known at home) is a 15-year-old Arab/KWPN gelding owned by Fiona Wright who is based in... Read More

2019 International Eventing Forum

Posted: 14/01/2019

Time is galloping on to the 2019 International Eventing Forum! As we’re nearly mid-way through January, do you have a plan in place to ensure you have your best eventing season yet? A great way to start is with the annual International Eventing Forum, which has become an essential date in the... Read More

New book launch at International Eventing Forum

Posted: 14/01/2019

Brilliant new book aims to harmonise the minds of horse and rider. Quiller Publishing are delighted to announce they will be launching Eric Smiley’s new book, Two Brains One Aim, at the International Eventing Forum on 4 February 2019. Smiley, a former international event rider turned international coach and FEI judge, will... Read More

How horses adapt to winter conditions

Posted: 14/01/2019

Winter can sneak up on us when Christmas is around the corner, but in January there’s no doubt that we are now facing the coldest time of year and the short days, frost, mud, rain, wind, sleet and snow that all conspire to make horse owner’s lives that little bit trickier. To... Read More

Finalists announced for the 2019 BETA Business Awards

Posted: 11/01/2019

The finalists in the 2019 BETA Business Awards – recognising companies and individuals making a significant difference to the equestrian industry – have been announced. There are 10 categories in the British Equestrian Trade Association’s annual awards and the winners will be announced during the BETA Gala Dinner, at the National... Read More

PREPARATIONS WELL ADVANCED FOR BADMINTON 2019

Posted: 10/01/2019

As usual preparations for Badminton Horse Trials, in their 28th and final year under the record breaking sponsorship of Mitsubishi Motors, are well underway. This may be the 70th anniversary of the first competition but innovations are made with each running. The Event is now providing an E Ticketing service which should... Read More

Making sure you and your staff start 2019 off on the right foot!

Posted: 10/01/2019

It may not be on your mind every day, but the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and Sporting bodies in general, rightly place a high priority on safeguarding. The BEF expect all staff and volunteers providing riding or horse management opportunities to have an up-to-date safeguarding training certificate. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Historically,... Read More

TOP CONSIDERATIONS FOR YARD DESIGN

Posted: 10/01/2019

What are the top considerations for usability when it comes to yard and stable design? No equestrian hasn’t at one time or another sat an dreamt about what their ideal yard and stable layout would be. From relocating the tack room, to adding finishing touches such as automatic drinkers, what... Read More

Time to review trotting on roads to get horses fit!

Posted: 10/01/2019

Many of you will be starting to get your horses fit with long-slow work. A good basis for increasing bone strength, muscular and cardiovascular fitness. Many of you will be using roads. Given the high prevalence of lameness and arthritic type injury/disease in horses here are some points to consider with... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property January 2019

Posted: 10/01/2019

A rare equestrian property, massively improved and standing with no near neighbouring property in a beautiful scenic area of the Lincolnshire Wolds. 3.6 acre grounds (sts) including grass paddocks stable yard with 5 stables tack room and hay store pole barn superb newly installed 40m x 20m arena gardens, woodland and a large wildlife... Read More

Insurance that makes Commercial sense from Shearwater

Posted: 10/01/2019

Many factors will contribute to the success of your business, but having the right insurance in place is one simple step to help you side step failure. Whether you’re running an equestrian establishment, a retail business, are purely online or have physical premises to consider, the various insurance considerations can be... Read More

Investigation into feed hygiene during storage from SmartBunker

Posted: 10/01/2019

SmartBunker: Investigation into feed hygiene during storage – Repeat of mould and yeast testing due to contamination of original feed I.N.I. Innovation Voucher No.: 0213180 Dr. Stephanie Wood Senior Equine Technologist Greenmount Campus Overall project aim: Greenans Products Ltd developed a new style of animal feed storage container (SmartBunker).... Read More

Saddle up for a career in the equine industry

Posted: 10/01/2019

As the Chinese philosopher and teacher Confucius says: “Choose a job you enjoy doing and you never work a day in your life.” So if your passion lies in equestrianism, and you're on the lookout for your dream career; then working with horses may well be the perfect choice for you.... Read More

Instantly Quote and Buy with Shearwater

Posted: 10/01/2019

Shearwater Insurance are thrilled to announce the launch of their new Quote and Buy Portal which allows customers to instantly get insurance cover for their horseboxes and trailers. The portal is easy to navigate and after filling in some basic information customers can simply click for their quote. The quote is... Read More

£20 Tuesday Lesson Offer from HMB Equestrian

Posted: 09/01/2019

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to book some lessons to kick-start your training in 2019? If so, event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber, is offering lessons for the amazing price of £20 per hour. The limited offer is available on Tuesday, January 29 and Tuesday, February 19, only and must... Read More

New sponsor at HOYS

Posted: 08/01/2019

The Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year welcomes brand new sponsor Bryony Gribbin of Vale Farm Ltd are one of the latest in a flurry of new sponsors signed up to support Horse of the Year Show 2019. Taking on title sponsorship of one of the pony showing classes... Read More

Equidiet recognised in the 2018 Global HorseTech Market Report

Posted: 07/01/2019

UK-based equine nutrition company Equidiet’s range of liquid fibre diet solutions have been recognised in a recent global equestrian technology and product report as an important innovative disruptor in the field of Equine Nutrition. The Global HorseTech Market Report highlighted Equidiet, which was founded by equine nutritional hydrotherapist Sandra Murphy BSc... Read More

Reins – And All You Need to Know!

Posted: 04/01/2019

Reins - connected on either side of the bridle to the bit and attached to one another near the horses withers, this forms a loop to make the reins. Reins are an important piece of tack on the bridle as it is one of the riders methods of communication to the horse. Depending... Read More

Lighting a Passion for Riding with Accessibility Mark

Posted: 04/01/2019

Fourwinds Equestrian Centre, based in Spalding, Lincolnshire is hoping to inspire more people to take up horse riding thanks to its Accessibility Mark accreditation. The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), launched the revolutionary Accessibility Mark scheme to work with riding centres with the... Read More

FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE GORGEOUS EQUETECH ADDITIONS

Posted: 04/01/2019

With so many gorgeous new additions in the Spring Equetech Collection, you'll find it hard to pick just one item as your favourite. Whether it's technical riding leggings and training tops or competition wear, Equetech has the season ahead all sewn up. The Equetech Ladies Showing Cape is perfect for those early... Read More

Haygain to sponsor Tweseldown for 2019

Posted: 04/01/2019

Haygain are thrilled to announce their sponsorship of Tweseldown. The sponsorship is for the 2019 season as well as title sponsor for the British Eventing event in May. There has been a connection between the two brands for some time and both parties are excited for the future of this agreement. "We... Read More

Reaching new heights: Ripon Select Foods sponsor HOYS Puissance

Posted: 03/01/2019

Kicking 2019 off to a flying start, Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce an exciting new sponsorship confirmed for the Puissance at HOYS 2019! Ripon Select Foods and the Wood Family are thrilled to be taking on the sponsorship of the iconic Saturday evening showjumping class, which sees top riders... Read More

DAY 5 ROUND UP FROM OLYMPIA

Posted: 22/12/2018

An eager crowd was treated to an action-packed fifth day at Olympia, The London International Horse Show. The first Show Jumping competition of the day saw 18-year-old Robert Murphy produce a sublime performance going double-clear and securing a memorable victory in The Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Final. A faultless... Read More

WILLIAM WHITAKER ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Posted: 22/12/2018

There were ecstatic scenes as William Whitaker won the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, in front of a packed, cheering British crowd. Riding Ludwig Criel’s stallion Utamaro D’Ecaussines, Whitaker, 29, stormed around the testing jump-off course designed by Portugal’s Bernardo Costa Cabral in 37.02... Read More

ITALIAN JOB IN THE TURKISH AIRLINES OLYMPIA GRAND PRIX

Posted: 22/12/2018

Alberto Zorzi became the fifth rider in history to win The Turkish Airlines Olympia Grand Prix back-to-back when he produced an incredible burst of speed to outdo his four rivals in the jump-off and bring a brilliant five days of jumping to an enthralling close. Last year, Zorzi, a member of the... Read More

OLYMPIA DAY 4 ROUNDUP

Posted: 21/12/2018

The crowds on day four of Olympia, The London International Horse Show were treated to some exhilarating Driving and Show Jumping performances, breathtaking displays from Santi Serra, La Garde Républicaine, The Kennel Club Dog Agility and the Shetland Ponies, while more than 40 junior and senior medallists from Equestrian Team GBR... Read More

Horse of the Year Show 2019 Qualifiers Announced

Posted: 21/12/2018

With everyone getting ready to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year, Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) are delighted to announce that the showing qualifiers for the 2019 season are now live on the HOYS website https://hoys.co.uk/competitor-zone/showing-qualifiers/. With a total of 29 Showing Championships to contest, there has never been... Read More

Leading equine bedding celebrates its “coming of age”!

Posted: 20/12/2018

easibed equine bedding is planning to gallop into 2019 full of New Year joy, as it celebrates its18th year of business by giving away a year’s worth of prizes! The dust free wood fibre bedding first landed in the equine bedding market 18 years ago in December 2000. To celebrate this... Read More

MR BLUE SKY SHINES IN SHARED PUISSANCE TITLE

Posted: 19/12/2018

Day three of Olympia, The London International Horse Show attracted a sell-out crowd for The Cayenne Puissance, one of the star attractions of the week-long event. The Puissance title was eventually shared by Great Britain's Guy Williams (Mr Blue Sky UK) and France's Mathieu Billot (Dassler), after both pairs cleared the... Read More

FREDERIC WANDRES VICTORIOUS AFTER NAIL-BITING FINISH

Posted: 19/12/2018

OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT Day two of Olympia, The London International Horse Show promised to be a spectacle and it certainly lived up to expectations. The FEI Dressage World Cup™ Grand Prix Freestyle supported by Horse & Hound was won by Germany's Frederic Wandres on his chestnut gelding,... Read More

Equestic Saddle Clip now only £199 & get it before Christmas

Posted: 19/12/2018

Make your New Year resolution to keep your horse fit and healthy while you monitor any tiny changes in symmetry or rhythm once you increase their workload simply by using the app on your phone. The Equestic Saddleclip which was launched in October in the UK, can detect changes and... Read More

Top Event Sire Ramiro B passes away

Posted: 19/12/2018

It is with great sadness that the Nina Barbour and the team at Bolesworth announce the passing of Ramiro B, after being diagnosed with irreversible kidney failure at the age of 24. Ramiro B has been standing in the UK since 2011, and has consistently been one of the most popular... Read More

DREAM WIN FOR HANS PETER MINDERHOUD

Posted: 18/12/2018

OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT Olympia, The London International Horse Show opened its door for the first day of the week-long event. The UK's largest indoor Show saw many of the world's best Dressage riders out in full-force for the newly formatted FEI Dressage World Cup™ Grand Prix supported... Read More

Guide Dogs Surprised By Further Donation from Grandstand Media

Posted: 14/12/2018

Guide Dogs Volunteers Christine and Paul were surprised recently when they met with staff from Warwickshire based event company Grandstand Media who presented them with a further donation. Sarah Measom, Marketing and Communications Manager handed over a cheque for over £2500, making the total that Grandstand Media have donated to Guide... Read More

Accessibility Mark Helps Transform Lives

Posted: 14/12/2018

Horses are amazing animals that have the ability to make a real difference to people’s lives. Evidence of this can be seen on a daily basis at Accessibility Mark centres up and down the country. When Church Farm Equestrian Centre organised an event to mark Disabled Access Day in March 2017, they... Read More

EquidGel® and Endurance GB awards

Posted: 14/12/2018

EquidGel® and Endurance GB celebrate successful first annual awards Equine Nutritional Hydrotherapy brand EquidGel® are pleased to announce the success of their first annual awards ceremony in conjunction with Endurance GB. The event was held at the Daventry Court Hotel on Sunday 25th November and was well supported by EquidGel® users of... Read More

How Haygain products can help with equine respiratory health

Posted: 14/12/2018

The very first edition of the Global HorseTech Market Report profiles some of the most exciting, innovative and disruptive new technologies available to the modern equestrian or veterinarian in 2018. The objective of the report is to highlight these companies and their products, helping to educate the reader about the latest... Read More

Coping With Winter with Louisa Milne Home

Posted: 13/12/2018

Living in Scotland, Robinson Animal Healthcare sponsored event rider, Louisa Milne Home, is used to facing the extra challenges of trying to keep her horses in training during winter, so she is just the person to offer advice on how to cope with the unpredictable winter weather. Louisa tries her best to... Read More

Dengie Forage Replacers

Posted: 13/12/2018

For a number of reasons hay shortages are becoming commonplace. Products within Dengie’s range of high fibre feeds can help supplement or replace hay rations, limited turnout time or poor grazing. The fussy eater – Hi-Fi Senior – suitable for a wide range of horses not just veterans. A blend of high-temperature... Read More

Great News: Easibed equine bedding sales up more than 30%!

Posted: 13/12/2018

easibed equine bedding has reported a thirty four per cent increase in sales over the summer and autumn months compared to the same time last year. And the bedding company, which manufactures the dust free wood fibre bedding from clean white recycled wood, says it is forecasting a continuation in the... Read More

New Packaging for British Horse Feeds

Posted: 12/12/2018

Well-known for their Original 10 minute beet and high fibre, conditioning feed, British Horse Feeds has updated their classic bags for Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet. In an effort to be environmentally friendly and after customer feedback on the bags the team has moved the loyalty scheme rosettes from the base of the bag... Read More

SIR AP MCCOY GIVES LESSONS TO SHETLAND JOCKEYS

Posted: 12/12/2018

RACING LEGEND SIR AP MCCOY GEARS UP THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF SHETLAND PONY JOCKEYS Ahead of Olympia, The London International Horse Show, which opens its doors on 17-23 December, retired racing legends Sir AP McCoy OBE and Bob Champion MBE headed to Ascot Racecourse to give some of the stars of the... Read More

EXCITING PLANS FOR OLYMPIA

Posted: 12/12/2018

OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW BRINGS A SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED TALKS IN THE LIVE ZONE AND THE TIM STOCKDALE FOUNDATION Olympia, The London International Horse Show will return from 17-23 December 2018 with an even bigger and better Olympia Shopping Village, featuring around 240 exhibitors, offering a spectacular selection of shops... Read More

HOYS Christmas Gift Voucher Rosette Box

Posted: 12/12/2018

Making your Christmas complete with the HOYS Christmas Gift Voucher Rosette Box If you want to make someone’s Christmas extra special this year, then a Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Christmas Gift Voucher Rosette Box makes the perfect gift for the equestrian enthusiast in your life. Making your Christmas shopping that... Read More

Equerry Cool Mix and Cubes – The Cool Choice

Posted: 11/12/2018

Equerry Cool Cubes and Mix are ideal for horses and ponies in light work. ‘Non-Heating’ the cubes and mix are a low energy, high fibre formula and are suitable for horses and ponies that tend to be sharp or fizzy. Both contain low levels of sugar and starch and include added vitamins and... Read More

TopSpec Healthy Hoof

Posted: 11/12/2018

TopSpec Healthy Hoof is designed to be added to any horse feed to greatly improve hoof quality. It not only includes optimum levels of all the micronutrients that promote hoof quality but also a broad range of micronutrients that improve the efficiency of the hoof supplement whilst also supporting light work.... Read More

MIDAS THE MIRACLE HORSE LEADING THE PARADE

Posted: 11/12/2018

For most horse owners, one or two major health issues in their horse would be enough to put an end to any horsey plans and dreams but for one exceptional horse leading the All The Queen's Horses on the London New Year's Day Parade on the January 1st, his story is... Read More

International Eventing Forum 2019 at Hartpury!

Posted: 06/12/2018

The annual International Eventing Forum has become an essential date in the calendar of riders of all levels of skill and ambition, and 2019 looks set to be no different. Taking place on Monday the 4th of February at Hartpury Equine, this year the ‘Theme’ of the day is ‘Better - Not... Read More

STIRRUPS! Dr David Marlin investigates

Posted: 06/12/2018

Although stirrups are a fundamental part of the saddle and have been for thousands of years, there is relatively little research on them. Melissa Andrew Rudd and Charlotte Farmer-Day (Brooksby Melton College), Hilary Clayton, Jane Williams (Hartpury) and myself have two papers available online "in press" today (November 29 2018). The first paper... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property December 2018

Posted: 06/12/2018

Sudbury, Suffolk. Brook Farm is a character home with impressive reception rooms, vaulted ceilings and of particular merit are the garden and grounds approaching 4 acres providing a delightful setting to the property This unlisted timber frame barn has 4 bedrooms, en suite shower room, bathroom, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast... Read More

Robinson Animal Healthcare Helps Chump Recover

Posted: 06/12/2018

In the space of just one month, Emily Culpeck’s horse, Chump, suffered two freak injuries. Luckily Emily had the knowledge and a fully stocked first aid kit to deal with each injury promptly and efficiently, which all aided a speedy recovery. Emily, a veterinary physiotherapist from Shropshire, has owned Chump... Read More

Perfect stocking fillers for the horse lovers!

Posted: 06/12/2018

Simply Equine is your first port of call for Equestrian DVD's and as an Equestrian Index user, you get a fantastic 25% discount on any order by using the code EQIND25 at the checkout! We have just added 6 great new DVD's to our extensive range of almost 200... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian… flatter where it matters

Posted: 04/12/2018

New from Aztec Diamond Equestrian are these Technical 3D Thermals, designed to flatter where it matters. There’s nothing like a snuggly warm layer next to the skin to help keep the chill of winter at bay. Now you can layer up with these super soft, flexible, 3D knit seamless tights. Designed with... Read More

LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR OLYMPIA

Posted: 04/12/2018

ELITE INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW From 17-23 December the world’s leading equestrian stars will compete at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, including 5 of the world’s top 10 Show Jumpers, some of Dressage’s biggest names and 6 of the world’s top 10 Drivers. Spectators will be... Read More

Covalliero Quilted Joline Jacket

Posted: 04/12/2018

The new Covalliero quilted Joline Jacket is every rider’s must have for the upcoming winter months. Perfect for riding, the jacket has a contrasting metallic look, two-way zip fastener on the front and a convenient riding slit with statement buttons on the back for comfortable, easy riding whilst keeping warm and dry. The... Read More

An evening with the legendary Ramiro B

Posted: 03/12/2018

More than 250 guests attended a very special ‘Evening with Ramiro B’ at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire to learn more about the many successes of this legendary stallion. Hosted by his owner, Nina Barbour, the event allowed visitors to get close up and personal with the Belgian Warmblood stallion and gave those... Read More

Judges announced for Horse of the Year Show 2019

Posted: 30/11/2018

Following the success of the 2018 Horse of the Year Show, it is with great pleasure to announce the showing judges for the 2019 Show. Each year the venue transforms into a mecca for equestrian enthusiasts as they arrive in their masses to compete or spectate and to witness who will... Read More

How to prevent an equine cough

Posted: 29/11/2018

Haygain are dedicated to improving equine health through research and innovation, and here they examine why a horse might cough, and the steps horse owners can take to help avoid their horse developing a cough in the first instance. It’s important to note that a healthy horse shouldn’t cough at all, so... Read More

Welcome back Jonty! Back in the saddle at Hartpury!

Posted: 29/11/2018

Welcome back, Jonty! Olympic rider Jonty Evans has made a welcome return to Hartpury as part of his rehabilitation from a serious head injury. On a momentous day for everyone involved, he experienced the feeling of what it’s like to ride a horse again for the first time since sustaining life-threatening injuries... Read More

‘CHRISTMAS FEEL GOOD’ FACTOR ALL YEAR ROUND!

Posted: 27/11/2018

Looking to give your horse the gift of vitality this Christmas? Aloeride is a natural organic aloe vera supplement on the market, which alongside daily grooming and good hygiene practices can help maintain healthy skin and hooves and encourage a shiny coat from the inside out. Aloeride not only helps to promote healthy... Read More

Cosy Christmas with Equithème Côtes Kitted Bobble Hat

Posted: 27/11/2018

Looking for the perfect stocking filler? The Equithème Côtes Kitted Bobble Hat is the ideal gift to give this Christmas. Available in stylish Black, Ecru and Raspberry with a White pompom and wide cable knit design, this hat is perfect for on or off the yard. Decorated with a small emblem of the... Read More

A horse is not just for Christmas!

Posted: 27/11/2018

If you are not yet familiar with our driftwood products you are in for a treat when you visit our website www.driftwoodhorse.co.uk . We have a beautiful selection of animal sculptures, mushrooms and furniture items. The life size horse is always popular and attracts a lot of attention but if your... Read More

CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP!

Posted: 27/11/2018

When it comes to keeping your new boots and bandages clean and looking stylish post Christmas, Golly Galoshes gaiters are your tack box hero! The waterproof, breathable and versatile leg gaiters help to keep bandages and boots clean and dry, so that your protective horse leg wear stays in great condition.... Read More

Luxury Gift Boxes - Perfect for someone special this Christmas

Posted: 27/11/2018

Are you looking for a unique, yet luxury gift for the horse lover in your life? Hooves & Love creates luxurious gift boxes filled with equestrian inspired products and provide a fully gift wrapped service, making it the perfect gift for someone special this Christmas. Our online selection of gift boxes includes... Read More

A Charitable Message this Christmas

Posted: 27/11/2018

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund 2018 Christmas Card Collection has been released and includes two designs from Jane Davies, mother of Mark Davies & founder of the Charity who sadly passed away earlier this year. Presenting four eye-catching equestrian themed designs, the exclusive card collection also includes a card design... Read More

Horse & Rider First Aid Kit a perfect present for any horse owner

Posted: 27/11/2018

If you are stuck for a gift idea this Christmas, a Horse & Rider First Aid Kit from Robinson Animal Healthcare would make the perfect present for any horse owner. Coming in a handy, wipe clean bag with carry straps, the bag functions as a ruck sack to keep both hands free... Read More

DVDs make the perfect gift for the horse lovers in your life!

Posted: 27/11/2018

To celebrate Christmas (and our 10th Birthday!) we are offering an exclusive 25% discount to all users and followers of the Equestrian Index on our full range of over 200 equestrian DVDs. To claim your discount simply enter code EQIND25 at checkout. Offer ends 30th November. There is free worldwide postage... Read More

Boost your first aid kit with ArcEquine this Christmas

Posted: 27/11/2018

The ArcEquine is the smallest wide-spectrum microcurrent device in the world. It is a wearable, completely drug-free, and non-invasive pain system designed for equine use. Customers have reported the device helps with a plethora of equine issues including arthritis, mud fever, laminitis, ligament, suspensory and tendon injuries and navicular, among many... Read More

The ultimate gift for the equestrian!

Posted: 27/11/2018

The ultimate gift for the equestrian! The Haygain patented steamers not only helps to manage and prevent respiratory ailments such as COPD / ROA, it also hydrates the forage into a highly palatable feed that is easy to digest and is ideal for fussy eaters, colic-prone and post-operative horses. Haygain’s steaming... Read More

Sparkle & Shine this Christmas with Pegasus Jewellery

Posted: 27/11/2018

Equestrian jewellery brand Pegasus Jewellery have a wonderful collection of accessories, inspired by the founders love of all things equestrian. Classic shapes and every-day items such as stirrups, horseshoes and snaffles inspire the collection giving their customers beautiful every day pieces or something a little more special. Their rose gold friendship collection... Read More

TPL Equestrian are helping you make it personal this Christmas!

Posted: 27/11/2018

We love making it personal, especially at this time of year. We first started out by creating unique personalised equestrian clothing for clubs and yards across the UK and to this day maintain that same bespoke service. Each and every item across all of our ranges can be customised with our print... Read More

Jumping a Double with Pippa Allen

Posted: 26/11/2018

In this issue British Horse Feeds sponsored showjumper Pippa Allen explains what a double is and how it should be jumped. A double is two fences jumped closely together usually with one or two strides in between. As a rider, you should know how to stride out a distance between doubles and it’s... Read More

Pageant planned for Royal Windsor in 2019

Posted: 26/11/2018

2019 celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and to mark this significant occasion, the BAFTA Award winning team of the 2016 Best Live Event (The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations) will stage The Pageant on the evenings of 9th, 10th and 11th May at Royal Windsor Horse Show. Presented... Read More

WINTER WARMERS!

Posted: 26/11/2018

Extreme winter weather calls for extreme clothing and British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech have some warm legwear “all sewn up” The Equetech Arctic Thermal Under breeches offer a toasty extra layer underneath your breeches this winter. Featuring a plush cozy lining, soft seam free seat, non chaff leg trim, wide comfort waistband and... Read More

A Warmer Winter with Speedi-Beet

Posted: 23/11/2018

Speedi-Beet from British Horse Feeds is a unique beet pulp feed which can be soaked in warm water and ready to feed in just under ten minutes. Feeding Speedi-Beet warm helps to raise the horse’s core body temperature. There's a high proportion of soluble fibre, mostly pectins in Speedi-Beet, which means its... Read More

The Sky’s The Limit For New Therapy Donkey

Posted: 23/11/2018

Bryndafydd Animal Assisted Therapy which is supported by Mollichaff Donkey, has a new star on the scene! With huge hooves to fill, it is hoped that new donkey, Sky, will take over the role of being a very special therapy donkey following the retirement last year of 26-year-old Enoch, a... Read More

Harry Hall and The Pony Club join forces for new shopping service

Posted: 21/11/2018

Two great names of the equestrian world are to join forces as The Pony Club Shop will now be hosted by www.harryhall.com. Pony Club members and supporters can now shop for Pony Club books, posters, Pony Club badges, Pony Club ties, socks and more any time of the day or night,... Read More

Accessibility Mark Disabled Access Day

Posted: 20/11/2018

Exciting Plans for Accessibility Mark and Disabled Access Day The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is encouraging Accessibility Mark centres to hold events for Disabled Access Day 2019 to help introduce more disabled people to horse riding. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try... Read More

Variety Is the Spice of Life For Alfie

Posted: 16/11/2018

Ballydoolagh Alfie, owned by Huddersfield-based endurance rider, Jeni Gilbert, is proof that variety is the spice of life for this 11-year-old Connemara. Photo:West End Photography Alfie is making his mark in the sport of endurance with Jeni, a former Novice Champion, Endurance GB Senior and Supreme Champion (2007, 2011) and winner of several... Read More

ArcEquine microcurrent device aids recovery from mud fever

Posted: 16/11/2018

It’s that time of year again for Northern Hemisphere horse owners when the grass growth slows down, and mud makes an unwelcome return. For many, mud is simply an irritation that makes fields slippery, means extra hours will be spent grooming horses and the return of extremely dirty clothes and boots.... Read More

Omega Equine All Star Academy – The Hit TV Show of the Year!

Posted: 14/11/2018

THE ‘must watch’ programme of the year on Horse & Country TV – the Omega Equine All Star Academy – is set to have you crying, laughing and wanting more! This five-part, hit equestrian reality TV show premieres on November 25 at 9pm and is the channel’s biggest and most anticipated... Read More

How to keep your horse hydrated in the winter

Posted: 14/11/2018

There is a misconception among some horse owners that they only need to worry about keeping their horse hydrated in the summer, when exercise in the sun and heat throughout the day can cause sweating and dehydration. Paying attention to how much water your horse consumes in the warmer months, and... Read More

ArcEquine - How it is helping to heal injuries in Horses & Ponies

Posted: 14/11/2018

How the ArcEquine microcurrent device helps to heal injuries in horses and ponies The ArcEquine (£449.00 for the complete kit) is an easy-to-use microcurrent device designed for use on equines, providing therapeutic treatment that promotes tissue repair at a cellular level, and helps to manage the pain associated with tissue damage. Here... Read More

What's new at Olympia this year?

Posted: 14/11/2018

WHAT’S NEW AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW 2018 Taking place from 17-23 December 2018, Olympia, The London International Horse Show will introduce several new features this year, ranging from a new equestrian display to more audience interaction and improved catering. Olympia is as focused as ever on enhancing the experiences... Read More

Abbey England Leads consortium to save leather manufacturer

Posted: 14/11/2018

Three family businesses across Europe have joined forces to save J&E Sedgwick & Co., one of the UK’s oldest leather manufacturers. The consortium is made up of Cheshire based, Abbey England, renowned provider of saddlery and associated goods to the equestrian market, Kilger, a German tannery which has supplied Sedgwick with leather... Read More

Ranch Rider Launch 2019 Wyoming Range Rider Weeks

Posted: 12/11/2018

In 2019, riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider will add two small group "Range Rider” experiences to its collection. The special weeks will take place at Wyoming’s remote, 1,300-acre Bitterroot Working Guest Ranch, the property surrounded by the Shoshone National Forest, where the ranch’s 450 head of Black Angus and Scottish Highland... Read More

An Evening at Bolesworth with the Legendary Ramiro B

Posted: 08/11/2018

LOOKING for a stallion for your mare for next season or simply wanting to get up close up and personal with one of the leading sires of the day? The legendary Belgian Warmblood Stallion, Ramiro B will be the focus of a celebratory evening at Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire on November... Read More

TURKISH AIRLINES RENEWS SPONSORSHIP OF LIHS OLYMPIA

Posted: 08/11/2018

Organisers of the UK’s largest indoor equestrian Show Olympia, The London International Horse Show, announce Turkish Airlines has extended its sponsorship of the annual event, becoming title sponsor of two Show Jumping classes at the event, which take place from 17-23 December 2018. Turkish Airlines, which has an established association with leading... Read More

Pony Success with Mollichaff Donkey!

Posted: 08/11/2018

Although Mollichaff Donkey has been formulated as a complete fibre feed for donkeys, it is also a fantastic low energy choice for horses and ponies too, as young rider, Thalia Nuttall, can testify to. 12-year-old Thalia from Lincolnshire grew up surrounded by donkeys as her father is award-winning beach donkey owner, John... Read More

Looking After Your Paddocks This Winter

Posted: 08/11/2018

Your horse’s grazing is important to his health and well-being and provides a huge amount of nutritional goodness. Advice on keeping your grassland in good condition this winter is available from one of the leading experts, Jonathan Cox of Suregrow. Explains Jonathan: “If the preparation is right then the maintenance and upkeep of... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian… adding a touch of sparkle

Posted: 06/11/2018

Aztec Diamond have introduced a fabulous new pair of breeches to their A/W collection. ‘Skyline’ were inspired by a city from the sky and have just the right amount of sparkle. Skyline Breeches are available in the most beautiful shades of Purple, Teal, Navy and White. A colour for every occasion.... Read More

Owners still need to do more to manage equine gastric ulcers

Posted: 05/11/2018

KEEPING horses comfortable, at a healthy weight, and working happily are all challenges that face everyone who owns or cares for a horse or pony with ulcers. Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) affects roughly 40% of leisure horses, 60% of competition horses and up to 90% of racehorses. But a brand... Read More

Great reasons to attend the West Country Equine Fair!

Posted: 05/11/2018

There is plenty to see and do at this year’s Westcountry Equine Fair, taking place at Westpoint in Exeter on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December. Come and join us to celebrate the ‘Best of the West’ Great reasons to attend the Westcountry Equine Fair! Tim Cheffings – Event Rider will provide a... Read More

AUTUMN WATCH - COLIC & RESPIRATORY DISEASE

Posted: 05/11/2018

The onset of Autumn relieves most of us of some problems but brings others. Flies are getting significantly less of a problem in most areas - a relief for anyone with a horse or pony affected by Sweet Itch. Lush grass growth is down - a blessing for those with animals... Read More

FORWARD PLANNING WITH EQUINE CONSTRUCTION

Posted: 05/11/2018

Taking that first step towards your dream equestrian facility is a time full of excitement, apprehension and stress. With planning and design to consider before even breaking ground, where do you even start when thinking about building the equestrian dream? The team at Equine Construction and Equine Planning offer their... Read More

New Upcoming Dressage Rider Joins the Equithème Team

Posted: 05/11/2018

Equithème have a great team of riders and ambassadors and are always looking for new and upcoming talent that can join their UK team. 15-year-old Sophie Williams, based in North Wales, has had great success competing with her dressage ponies. Some of Sophie’s greatest achievements include being selected for the British Dressage... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property for sale November 2018

Posted: 05/11/2018

A stylish, compact training yard finished to the highest specification at the foot of Warren Hill Cambridge 13 miles • Stansted Airport 32 miles • Junction 27 M25 49 miles The Lodge: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Dining Room, Kitchen, Sitting Room, Office and Owner’s Room Stable Flat: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom,... Read More

Is your yard safe? Top Tips from Shearwater Insurance

Posted: 05/11/2018

As we edge further into winter it is important to know that your yard is being kept as safe as possible. As we all know tack, rugs and various equestrian equipment can be accumulated over many years and can hold a great amount of sentimental value, as well as actual value.... Read More

Need to ease that admin headache?

Posted: 05/11/2018

Not everybody has the time or inclination to spend hours on office administration. Rachel Moss at Star Admin can carry this load for you by providing a bespoke service suited to your needs. Rachel has extensive experience of all aspects of general administration, office management and event management with particular expertise in... Read More

WORLD HORSE WELFARE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL CHARITY OF RWHS

Posted: 02/11/2018

World Horse Welfare, a UK-based charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning and hands-on-care, has been announced as the Official Charity for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019, which will take place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle from the 8-12... Read More

Dressage Stars head to Liverpool International

Posted: 02/11/2018

Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester Head to the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Dressage stars will light up the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show stage at the iconic Echo Arena on the opening night of the equestrian and family extravaganza. Spectators will witness some of the country’s leading names including the... Read More

New 'Mane ‘n Tail‘ collection launches in UK and Eire

Posted: 02/11/2018

British Wholesaler Equine Management Ltd announces the launch of two new dazzling products from leading American grooming brand, Straight Arrow Products, Inc. Mane ‘n Tail Ultimate Gloss Shampoo provides the horse with a gentle deep cleanse, leaving the coat soft and silky, with a premium, reflective shine. The pH balanced formula is... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian Show Sweater… Totally Versatile!

Posted: 02/11/2018

The V neck show sweater from Aztec Diamond is an essential multipurpose item for your wardrobe. Being totally versatile it is perfect for layering under your show jacket to keep you warm, with a pair of breeches for an elegant training look or simply with a pair of jeans for a smart... Read More

Q & A with Laurence Pearman of SMS

Posted: 02/11/2018

Twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers some frequently asked questions on saddlery. Question One: I purchased a brand new dressage saddle three months ago. At the time of purchase my saddle fitter and trainer both told me the saddle... Read More

Haygain examine Laminitis: What it is, the causes & symptoms

Posted: 01/11/2018

Haygain examine what laminitis is, what causes it and how to spot it in your horse or pony Laminitis is a crippling condition that affects horses and ponies around the world, attacking the integrity, strength and function of their hooves. It strikes fear into their owners and is taken extremely seriously by... Read More

What Makes a Good Accessibility Mark Centre?

Posted: 31/10/2018

Lizzie Hill has been involved with the Accessibility Mark scheme from its very foundation, turning a revolutionary idea to provide training to commercial equestrian centres, to enable them to confidently teach disabled people to ride, into reality. Here Lizzie explains what makes a good Accessibility Mark Centre. As the pilot project has... Read More

SHETLAND PONY GRAND NATIONAL RETURNS TO OLYMPIA

Posted: 31/10/2018

From 17-23 December 2018, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, will welcome the return of the much-loved Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National, a fast and furious race showcasing some of the UK’s young, talented, and up-and-coming jockeys. This year’s line-up features some of the brightest young names in horse racing, including:... Read More

Bandaging for wound management with Robinson Animal Healthcare

Posted: 26/10/2018

The Three Stages of Bandaging Bandaging plays an important role in wound management, particularly when it involves the lower leg. When applying a bandage to a wound, there are three main layers that should be used to help provide protection and facilitate healing. The Primary Layer The primary layer is in direct contact with... Read More

FEI WEG MEDALLISTS PARADE AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 25/10/2018

Olympia, The London International Horse Show will welcome Team GBR’s medallists from the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 to the annual event to take part in a celebratory parade on the evening of Thursday 20 December 2018. The parade marks the success of British athletes, who won eight medals... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian Wool Pom Beanie. Your accessory go-to!

Posted: 25/10/2018

To keep their customers fully accessorised from head to toe, Aztec Diamond have introduced a fabulous Wool Pom Beanie for this season. An outdoor essential, this snuggly beanie is crafted from the softest, high quality wool mix. A hat that oozes quality, you can really top off your look. The folded... Read More

Pony Club – a great starting point at West Country Equine Fair!

Posted: 25/10/2018

Imagine performing as a young rider in front of a large crowd in an arena. The competitors in the Pony Club horse & hound show jumping challenge (sponsored by Stags) will do just that. Introduced to the annual Westcountry Equine Fair ten years ago, it now has a dedicated following from... Read More

Manage Arthritis with ArcEquine

Posted: 24/10/2018

Degenerative joint disease, more commonly known as arthritis, is an uncomfortable disease associated with the ageing horse. Becoming increasingly painful throughout the colder winter months, this issue can become devastating if left unmanaged. In many cases arthritis is caused by inflammation, this inflammation leads to swelling and the associated pain. When the... Read More

Beautiful Friendship Bracelet joins Hiho Silver’s Collection

Posted: 23/10/2018

Hiho Silver has added a new Exclusive Friendship Bracelet to its Collection and, at £25, it makes a great stocking filler this festive season. The bracelet combines strong, silken cord with evenly spaced sterling silver balls, held in place with knots. The fastening means that the bracelet is highly adjustable... Read More

Emily Cooke Wins the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon

Posted: 19/10/2018

This year’s British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance was a great success, attracting more than 200 competitors from all over the UK. The 160km Speedi-Beet Red Dragon was hotly contested with a close finish but it was young rider, Emily Cooke, who raced to the end, securing the 2018... Read More

How can steaming hay be beneficial for insulin-resistant horses

Posted: 19/10/2018

Haygain, manufacturers of the eponymous, innovative hay steaming range (from £695.00), Forager slow feeders, Flexineb equine nebulisers and the Comfortstall flooring system, examine the pros and cons of soaking and steaming hay for insulin-resistant horses. Horses can become insulin resistant for a range of reasons including obesity, metabolic syndrome, equine Cushing’s disease,... Read More

Georgie Spence joins Haygain as supported rider

Posted: 19/10/2018

Event rider Georgie Spence has joined horse health experts Haygain as a supported rider. Georgie has been using the Haygain products for some time and relies on their patented technology to ensure her horses feel their best for their International and top level competition. "Team Spence will be working closely with... Read More

Nathalie Secures TopSpec Medium Silver at BD National Champs

Posted: 18/10/2018

Nathalie Wahlund and Oldencraig Echo O captured the TopSpec Medium Silver at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships after a stunning performance. The pair won in convincing style on what was a Championship debut for Nathalie riding Oldencraig Echo O to head the class with a score of 70.83%. Nathalie Wahlund and Oldencraig... Read More

Darren Jones is Awarded Best Crew Member

Posted: 18/10/2018

British Horse Feeds presented Darren Jones with the recognition award for ‘Best Crew Member’ at the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance 2018. Darren, who is based in Powys, was nominated by his partner Karen Cadman and friend Kat Ingram. Darren Jones with his award for Best Crew Member... Read More

Additional Fibre for Fritz from Mollichaff Veteran

Posted: 18/10/2018

29-year-old, 16hh gelding, Fritz, owned by Gwen Findlay from Glasgow for 24 years, has been a faithful companion – a real golden oldie. Over the years, Gwen and Fritz have enjoyed having a go at a variety of disciplines and in later years have had some success at veteran showing, with... Read More

EQUIGLO scoops BETA feed assurance mark

Posted: 18/10/2018

Henry Bell & Co's EQUIGLO Quick Soak 10 Minute Beet® has been awarded the BETA feed assurance mark to help owners identify feeds suitable for horses and ponies prone to EGUS (equine gastric ulcer syndrome). The feed, made from British-grown, non-GM sugar beet, successfully passed the BETA scheme's stringent, three-stage application process,... Read More

CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN AND ‘MRS VALEGRO’ at Olympia!

Posted: 17/10/2018

Returning for another year of top equestrian action, Olympia, The London International Horse Show will be hosting the world’s best riders in London, from the 17-23 December. Bringing a ‘first ever’ to Olympia, Charlotte Dujardin CBE and her protégée, Mount St John Freestyle, dubbed ‘Mrs Valegro’, will be performing their never... Read More

The UK’s biggest equestrian shopping show Your Horse Live!!

Posted: 17/10/2018

New and exciting for 2018: Friday is “Train like the Stars” day. Whether you’re a qualified trainer, coach or rider there is something here for everyone to learn and take away. Be inspired, amazed and informed with our Masterclasses covering Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing and Showing. Visitors get to watch the SEIB... Read More

Muddy Marvellous from Nettex – Be Prepared

Posted: 15/10/2018

Autumn has arrived and wet weather is not far away. If you have a horse that suffers with mud related conditions then Nettex have a Muddy Marvellous range that is here to help. Before wet weather starts, preparation is key and should you get caught out we have everything you need... Read More

2019 Final year for Mitsubishi Motors Sponsorship at Badminton

Posted: 12/10/2018

After a record-breaking twenty eight years as title sponsor of the Badminton Horse Trials, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has decided to withdraw after the 2019 Event. Badminton is recognised as one of the world’s greatest sporting contests. Mitsubishi Motors has played an enormous role in maintaining the prestige of this... Read More

New faces at Hilton Herbs

Posted: 12/10/2018

Leading supplement manufacturer, Hilton Herbs, based in Somerset, recently welcomed two new team members from the world of Eventing. Kate Jupp Bsc (Hons) AMCST has joined to manage the Hilton Herbs Helpline which has a worldwide reputation as an objective informed and empathetic advice line. Kate, a qualified equine brings a... Read More

Boost healing, manage pain & have a happier horse with ArcEquine

Posted: 11/10/2018

ArcEquine have created the world’s smallest microcurrent therapy device specifically for use with equines, to promote tissue repair and assist with pain management. Microcurrent therapy is a completely non-invasive and drug-free treatment used by leading riders and trainers around the world for the prevention and cure of equine sports injuries –... Read More

TIME TO BRING OUT THE RUGS? MAYBE NOT QUITE YET!

Posted: 09/10/2018

As the overnight temperatures dip to ~5°c we are pulling out the fleeces and jumpers from our Winter clothes drawers! Should we do the same for our horses? If they are fit, healthy, unclipped and in good body condition then maybe not! We should not necessarily judge what “clothing” our horses... Read More

EARLY BIRD HAAS LAUNCH BUNDLES!

Posted: 09/10/2018

Here at Hi Form Equine, we are always on the lookout for high quality brands that focus on the care and well-being of our horses. With all our partnerships we are looking for the “best of breed” so that our customers are always delighted with the innovations that we bring. Our latest... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property for Sale October 2018

Posted: 09/10/2018

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSE with STUNNING VIEWS OVER ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE with a SELF CONTAINED ANNEXE, EQUESTRIAN & LEISURE FACILITIES. In all about 36 ACRES with a further 36 acres available by negotiation. Kniveton Wood Farm is an exceptional property. It is situated just 3 miles north of the market town of Ashbourne,... Read More

NEW!! Special Offers page launched from The Equestrian Index

Posted: 09/10/2018

Our super business members now have a unique opportunity to offer their discounts, promotions and special offers directly to you via our new SPECIAL OFFERS TAB! Visit the homepage of www.equestrianindex.com where you will find a new tab directing you to some fab special offers from top companies giving you the chance... Read More

Moreton Morrell College Forging Ahead

Posted: 09/10/2018

Most students returning back to full-time education after the summer holidays will be back in the traditional classroom, pen and textbook in hand. Not so for the new batch of trainee farriers at Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire who have swapped pen for hammer and the classroom for a fiery forge! This September,... Read More

“Why are Wow saddles so cheap?”

Posted: 09/10/2018

A conversation with David Kempsell, co-founder and Managing Director of Wow Saddles, uncovered a surprising question. He told us that at events this summer, he has continually been asked “Why are WOW saddles so cheap?” £2,700 or thereabouts is still a lot of money, but the question repeatedly comes after the potential... Read More

Friday Roundup from Horse of The Year Show 2018

Posted: 08/10/2018

Francois Mathy Jr takes the Grandstand Welcome Stakes Belgium's Francois Mathy Jr staved off a powerful British challenge to win the opening international class of Horse of the Year Show at the NEC Genting Arena in Birmingham. Francois, riding 13-year-old gelding Falco van de Clehoeve, posted a time of 54.23 seconds in... Read More

Saturday Round Up from Horse of The Year Show 2018

Posted: 08/10/2018

View Point holds onto his crown in the Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Show Hunter of the Year Championship The fantastic View Point didn’t let his Show Hunter crown slip away on day three of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) as he reclaimed the Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Show... Read More

Final Day Round up from Horse of The Year Show 2018!

Posted: 08/10/2018

The British Showjumping 128cm Championship Izabella Rogers showed great form by winning the 128cm Pony Championship at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham on Sunday. The 10-year-old, from Chelmsford in Essex, triumphed in the corresponding class at Hickstead this summer, and she was again on top form with her 15-year-old... Read More

Maintain Weight in Winter with Mollichaff Condition Complete

Posted: 05/10/2018

With the possibility of a hard winter ahead and forage prices increasing, you can provide additional high quality digestible fibre by feeding a fibre-based feed in place of cereals. If you have an underweight horse or pony or one that tends to lose weight over the colder months and then struggles... Read More

Thursday Round up from Horse of The Year Show 2018

Posted: 05/10/2018

Jessica Howard takes the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Champion title Jessica Howard produced a nerveless performance to win the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship on day two of Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham. Almost half of the 24 starters jumped clear, setting up a jump-off that did not disappoint in... Read More

Where to watch Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 03/10/2018

Today marks the start of Horse of the Year Show’s 70th Anniversary celebrations, which take place at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena through until Sunday 7th October. A place where audiences can be inspired by world-class International Showjumping along with an exciting line up of National Showing and National Showjumping Championships with... Read More

International Showjumpers confirmed to compete at HOYS 2018

Posted: 03/10/2018

Get ready to take your seats to witness the greatest names of Showjumping compete at this year’s Horse of the Year Show. HOYS is delighted to announce the International Showjumpers who will be competing at the 70th Anniversary Show held at the Genting Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd – 7th October... Read More

Soaking Hay Versus Steaming Hay

Posted: 03/10/2018

As we get ever closer to winter in the Northern Hemisphere, horse owners can look forward to months of reliance on stored forage to ensure their horses are warm and comfortable during the colder months of the year. Hay and haylage are by far the most popular types of forage fed... Read More

Natasha Hewitt takes the Horseware Bronze League Championship

Posted: 03/10/2018

Natasha Hewitt launched the 2018 Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham by being crowned Horseware Bronze League Champion. There was no doubting the Doncaster-based rider's supremacy in the opening class of an eagerly-awaited 70th anniversary show aboard JJS Impressive. Image: 1st Class Images While Natasha admitted that she was struggling to... Read More

Lucinda Stewart crowned British Showjumping Silver League Champ

Posted: 03/10/2018

Scottish rider Lucinda Stewart made a nine-year wait worthwhile as she claimed a thrilling victory on the opening day of the Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham's Genting Arena. Lucinda, from Ayrshire, last competed at the prestigious event, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, in 2009. But she returned in... Read More

Please help researchers improve care of wounds

Posted: 02/10/2018

Horse owners in the UK are being invited to take part in a new project to help improve the management of the skin and flesh wounds that are a common type of emergency in horses. Researchers at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham have teamed up... Read More

New Covalliero Active Bianca Shirt

Posted: 02/10/2018

Be prepared for the colder months with the new Covalliero Active Bianca Shirt from the Autumn/Winter Collection. Every rider’s winter must have, the Bianca shirt is long sleeved, lightweight and breathable making it the perfect item for layering. The central zip creates a statement look whilst being practically efficient for temperature control. With the... Read More

Keeping Saddlery in Good Repair!

Posted: 02/10/2018

In the horse world there are many guiding principles developed over many years. When it comes to saddle safety three areas to consider are regular checks to ensure correct fit, good and thorough cleaning and checks for safety and repair. When cleaning saddles and bridles this is the ideal time to check for... Read More

Winter Warmers from Equetech

Posted: 02/10/2018

Fed up with being cold, wet and miserable? While we can't do anything about the winter weather but British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech can help you stay warm, stylish and just a little happier as we head into the depths of winter life with horses. The Equetech Lexi Long Packable Coat is... Read More

Master Saddle Maker Recognition for Sean

Posted: 02/10/2018

A prestigious new category recognising the considerable skill and knowledge held by saddlers throughout Walsall has gained its first recipient. The Society of Master Saddlers’ ‘Master Saddle Maker’ title has been awarded to longstanding industry expert, Sean Jeffs of Vale Brothers. Sean has worked for the Walsall-based business for 11 years after they... Read More

Dressage riders confirmed for HOYS 2018

Posted: 01/10/2018

This year’s Horse of the Year Show features the sixth running of the annual Dressage Future Elite Championship. Taking place during the evening performance on Thursday 4th October, this prestigious competition provides a platform for the UK's rising Grand Prix horses to gain invaluable experience under the spotlight at a world... Read More

Uvex Onyxx Glamour Riding Helmet

Posted: 01/10/2018

Add a touch of style to your riding look with the Onyxx Glamour from Uvex. This child’s riding helmet offers a touch of sparkle with its fun design but essentially delivers on safety. As children grow so quickly, the three-dimensional size adjustment system ensures an excellent long-term fit. Outstanding ventilation properties and a climate... Read More

Bucas Atlantic Turnout 200 – Protection Against the Elements

Posted: 01/10/2018

The Bucas Atlantic 200 is a middleweight, robust and durable turnout rug offering protection against the elements. The rug is made from a high quality waterproof and breathable Ballistic Nylon outer with an interlocking weave outer to combine strength and resilience. A new silky ‘Dermo-care’ lining includes wicking and ‘Stay-dry’ properties that help... Read More

New Cavallo Flint II Tweed Jacket – This Season’s Must Have

Posted: 01/10/2018

KEEPING with tradition, yet providing the utmost style and sophistication – the new Cavallo Flint II Tweed Jacket will have you dressed to impress. Made from a wool, polyester and spandex mix, the jacket is designed to flatter the figure and is Dark Blue in colour with a Deep Blue check. This ladies... Read More

Veredus Winter Hoof

Posted: 01/10/2018

WITH the colder, wetter, winter months hooves can easily deteriorate and before you know it problems arise that can leave lasting damage. Veredus Winter Hoof is a grease with thyme-oil and vitamin F that has been specially developed and is particularly recommended during the coldest periods of the year. The nutritional action of... Read More

Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Boots

Posted: 01/10/2018

THE Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Boots by Marcus Ehning include a Tendon and Fetlock Boot, both with double ventilation. Carbon Gel Vento is the first cannon bone protector that guarantees double ventilation thanks to the latest research and technology. The heat released from the horse’s leg passes through the microperforated neoprene layer and... Read More

More than just a casual sweat by Equithème

Posted: 01/10/2018

The Equithème Zipped Sweatshirt with hood is a comfortable and warm choice for those who love a trendy look. The front of the jacket features heat-retaining padded nylon to keep the warmth within, whilst the back and arms include the classic sweatshirt fabric for a cool look. An S-shaped fit on the... Read More

The importance of steaming hay while travelling

Posted: 28/09/2018

The World Equestrian Games in Tryon this month has seen 550 elite equine athletes flown in from around the world to take part, with another 270 being transported overland from within the United States. This is an incredible feat of logistics, yet it represents just a fraction of the millions of... Read More

New Splash of Colours in the Grub’s Frostline Range

Posted: 28/09/2018

This season Grub’s have added three new vibrant colours to their Frostline range offering you a great choice. Further to their classic colours of Black, Moss Green and Violet, there is now Fuchsia, Scarlet and Ocean to brighten up this winter. Famous for being the perfect boot to wear all day, the... Read More

A Warmer Winter with Speedi-Beet from British Horse Feeds

Posted: 28/09/2018

Speedi-Beet from British Horse Feeds is a unique beet pulp feed which can be soaked in warm water and ready to feed in just under ten minutes. Feeding Speedi-Beet warm helps to raise the horse’s core body temperature. There's a high proportion of soluble fibre, mostly pectins in Speedi-Beet, which means its... Read More

Golden Girl shines at WEG!

Posted: 28/09/2018

Here Robinson Animal Healthcare catches up with their sponsored rider, double gold medal winner Sophie Wells, following a phenomenal World Equestrian Games. Golden Girl Q. Congratulations on a phenomenally successful World Equestrian Games. Two gold medals and team silver, did this surpass your expectations? A. Definitely the individual medals. The performances that managed to... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's A Golden Glow For British Eventers at Tryon!

Posted: 18/09/2018

Great Britain's eventers claimed a golden double on an unforgettable day of action at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). Rosalind Canter not only led the British team to glory - their first world Gold medal since 2010 - but she also won the Individual title with her brilliant... Read More

Haygain launch ROI calculator for revolutionary ComfortStall

Posted: 18/09/2018

Horse health leaders Haygain launch a digital calculator to help customers calculate the potential return on investment once they've had the revolutionary flooring system, ComfortStall, installed. You can try the calculator here: https://haygain.co.uk/pages/comfortstall-roi-calculator Haygain launched ComfortStall in the U.K. at the start of the year and have since gone on... Read More

‘LAND OF FIRE’ AZERBAIJAN comes to OLYMPIA

Posted: 18/09/2018

Organisers of the UK’s largest indoor show, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, are delighted to announce that Karabakh riders from Azerbaijan will perform their display, ‘Land of Fire’ at the ever-popular equestrian event, taking place from 17-23 December 2018. ‘Land of Fire’ was created by the Azerbaijan Equestrian Federation to... Read More

Bella wins at Blenheim

Posted: 18/09/2018

BELLA HOLDS HER NERVE TO TRIUMPH AT SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS Young British talent Bella Innes Ker pulled off the first major victory of her career in the CCI3* class at SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials. Riding the 14-year-old mare Carolyn, who belongs to her mother, the Duchess... Read More

Helen Reader of SMS at National Championships

Posted: 18/09/2018

Society of Master Saddlers Executive Committee Member Triumphs at National Championships Well-known saddler Helen Reader was in triumphant form at this year’s British Riding Clubs NAF 5 Star National Championships. Based in Carmarthen, Helen is a Society of Master Saddlers Master Saddler & Harness Maker and Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter. She made the successful... Read More

Supreme judges are all set for Horse of the Year Show 2018

Posted: 18/09/2018

With just weeks to go until Horse of the Year Show, the suspense has been building to find out who will be judging this year’s showing Supreme Championships ahead of the Gala Evening Finale on the Sunday evening. The Show takes place at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena from 3rd – 7th... Read More

Saddle Fitting Course Heads Down Under

Posted: 18/09/2018

THE Society of Master Saddlers’ is pleased to support the running of the SMS/BETA Introductory Saddle Fitting Course which is heading down under and will be held in New Zealand for the first time ever later this year. This major new initiative, organised and headlined by the British Equestrian Trade Association will... Read More

Four HOYS Wild Cards given from the LeMieux La Liga

Posted: 18/09/2018

Following the successful introduction of the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Showing Wild Cards in 2015, we are thrilled to announce that this year will see a total of four wild cards awarded. The ridden showing wild cards will provide the opportunity for the winners to compete at HOYS 2018... Read More

Laura and London 52 at Blenheim

Posted: 18/09/2018

LAURA AND LONDON MAKE THEIR MARK AT SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS Laura Collett demonstrated her good eye for a young horse when she finished first and third in the prestigious CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses at the Ssangyong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials. photo: Adam Fanthorpe Previous winners of this class have... Read More

It’s official! Hartpury University has arrived

Posted: 17/09/2018

Hartpury has been officially granted university status by the government in a landmark year for the award-winning institution specialising in equine studies. Hartpury University – formerly University Centre Hartpury – will operate alongside Hartpury College on its state-of-the-art 360-hectare campus just outside Gloucester and Cheltenham. It follows the Privy Council’s decision to... Read More

Chris Taylor is New President for Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 14/09/2018

Chris Taylor has been appointed as the new President of the Society of Master Saddlers. Well-known throughout the industry and with a successful career running Saddlers’ Den in Southport, Merseyside, Chris is a Master Saddler and has run the business for 22 years. Chris will work closely with the Chief Executive, Hazel Morley,... Read More

Exciting Developments for Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 14/09/2018

This year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ AGM took place at The Black Country Living Museum and was very well attended with members travelling from all parts of the country. As well as society business the day also provided the opportunity for members to gain a fascinating, behind the scenes look at the... Read More

HOYS STEP UP TO HELP EQUESTRIAN CHARITY IN NEED

Posted: 13/09/2018

On hearing the tragic news of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund's major loss due to the theft of their van and stock destined for Burghley Horse Trials, Horse of the Year Show has stepped in to offer the Charity a 'Money Can't Buy Experience' prize at the show with a... Read More

Buy now, pay later from Pegasus Jewellery

Posted: 11/09/2018

Equestrian jeweller Pegasus has paired up with the New Zealand company Laybuy to offer a ‘buy now, pay later’ option at checkout, so that their customers can enjoy a new jewellery purchase straight away, whilst spreading the cost over a longer period of time. There is no minimum order value, so those... Read More

Give your grass a boost with CSM

Posted: 11/09/2018

Give your paddock boost this autumn with CSM from Suregrow. Did you know that 85% of grassland is definite in minerals and trace element. CSM is specially designed to solve this problem. Your horses’ health can benefit from improving the levels of minerals and element in grass. CSM contains calcified seaweed, Suregrow products... Read More

RDA Appeal for More Riding Opportunities in the West Midlands

Posted: 11/09/2018

A national charity is encouraging more riding schools in the West Midlands to open their doors to more disabled people. Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has found that over half of its groups in the UK have more demand than they can meet. There are currently 37 dedicated RDA... Read More

Cleo is now fighting fit with help from Robinson's

Posted: 11/09/2018

Cleo is now fighting fit with help from Robinson Animal Healthcare When promising home-bred dressage horse, Cleo, came in from the field on three legs, owner Lara Edwards initially thought the injury wasn’t too serious. Four-year-old Cleo had been turned out with a few other horses of a similar age at Lara’s base... Read More

SMS Introductory Course in Saddle Fitting

Posted: 10/09/2018

Wanting to develop your saddle fitting skills or looking for a new career? The Society of Master Saddlers is holding an Introductory Course in Saddle Fitting on October 22 and 23 at Moulton College in Northamptonshire. The course will look at and explain the basic principles of the Society of Master Saddlers recommended... Read More

Treat your horse like a king or queen with Castle Treats!

Posted: 10/09/2018

New from Castle Horse Feeds, Castle Treats contain mixed herbs and peppermint oil, for a taste that your horse will adore. But they’re not just tasty, they’re also high in fibre, low in sugar and contain zero molasses and zero whole grains! Research has shown that feeding your horse treats can be... Read More

Uvex Exxential Riding Helmet – Offering Great Value

Posted: 10/09/2018

Whether schooling at home or riding in the competition arena, the Uvex Exxential Riding Helmet is made to perform. This stylish riding helmet is superbly finished with a soft microfiber covering and comes in a range of chic matt colours. In-mould technology combines the highest protection whilst helping the helmet to remain... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aztec Diamond launch striking new shade for Autumn

Posted: 05/09/2018

Aztec Diamond has introduced a striking new shade into their popular base layers for the Autumn Winter 2018 season. The Base Layer top is in this season’s hottest new trend, burgundy. Also available in a whole range of beautiful colours this stylish and functional top has been designed to be worn... Read More

HEROES TO PARADE AT SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE

Posted: 05/09/2018

Spectators at the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (13-16 September) will have the chance to see some equestrian heroes parading during the event. On Sunday, 16 September – which also features the cross-country for the CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses and the final showjumping phase of the feature CCI3* class... 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

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

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

Latest Brand from Zebra Products - Covalliero comes to the UK

Posted: 04/09/2018

COVALLIERO, the leading equestrian fashion and lifestyle label from Germany is now available in the UK and looks set to be a huge hit. From the Albert Kerbl portfolio, Covalliero brings a fresh new approach for all those horse owners and fans wanting a stylish, good value collection and has been... Read More

New Veredus Save The Sheep Techo Range

Posted: 04/09/2018

THE Veredus Save The Sheep TRS range is a new line in techno sheepskin with a man-made lining fabric. Offering a host of advantages, the techno sheepskin can be easily washed and dries quickly, whereas real lambskin requires considerable and time consuming maintenance. When competing on a surface, traditionally sand can be... Read More

Leather Care with Veredus

Posted: 04/09/2018

Whatever the time of year, whether enjoying the summer sun but dealing with the drying effects on leather or coping with the cold and wet of winter, leaving tack damp and at times muddy, good saddlery care can help it last a lifetime. The Verdus Biocare Leather care range provides the... Read More

No mud on me with Nettex

Posted: 04/09/2018

Wet weather can be an all-year-round problem in the UK and some horse owners may feel they spend more time brushing mud of their horses than they do riding! However, thanks to Nettex, you can significantly reduce grooming time quickly and easily by using Seven Day Mud Away. Seven Day Mud Away... Read More

Mars,Incorporated: Official Eventing Discipline Sponsor WEG

Posted: 03/09/2018

TRYON, NC USA The Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) has announced a partnership with Mars, Incorporated as the title sponsor of the Eventing discipline for the Games. WEG is set to be held in Tryon, North Carolina, from September 11-23 at Tryon International Equestrian... Read More

Why Choose The Skyline™ Boots from Grub’s

Posted: 03/09/2018

Looking for a warm, stylish boot whether out on the yard or walking the dog – the Skyline from Grub’s performance boots ticks the box perfectly. The Skyline boots maximise Grub’s unique Superdri™ lining, which is hard wearing, and wicks moisture away from the wearer’s foot, to prevent a sweaty and uncomfortable... Read More

A fabulous fourth win for Shane Breen at Hickstead!

Posted: 03/09/2018

Ireland’s Shane Breen finished a superb Hickstead season in style when claiming today’s £6,000 All England Grand Prix with the nine-year-old stallion Clyde VA. A total of 74 starters came forward for the Grand Prix, which is the feature class of this four-day national championships, with eight combinations jumping clear in... Read More

Helping the lame to walk, trot and gallop again

Posted: 03/09/2018

Gene therapy techniques have been used to help cure horses of lameness, a study involving experts at The University of Nottingham has shown. By injecting plasmid DNA into the torn ligaments and tendons the researchers were able to see that blood vessels developed within the tissue and the tissue grew back without... Read More

Helgstrand Dressage: Title Sponsor of Dressage at WEG

Posted: 03/09/2018

TRYON, NC, USA - September 2, 2018 - Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center and the Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 is proud to announce an unprecedented partnership with Helgstrand Dressage, welcoming them as the Official Discipline Sponsor of Dressage at the FEI World... Read More

Alexandra Phillips to Front Derriere Equestrian

Posted: 30/08/2018

Derriere Equestrian are delighted to announce Alexandra Phillips BSc (Hons), AMTRA, PGCE, has been appointed as the new Brand Manager. Alex has worked closely with the team since launch in 2014 and is perfectly placed to take Derriere Equestrian forward, with the continued successful growth of the Brand. With a wealth of... Read More

Security in the Saddle – with the Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 30/08/2018

I regularly compete at show jumping and want more security in the saddle when jumping, can you offer advice on what to look for? The Society of Master Saddlers replies: The key to success whether competing at a local or international level, is making sure you have the right saddle that fits... Read More

Benefits of Haygain steamed hay remain in place for 3 days

Posted: 30/08/2018

A Swiss study has found that Hay is the most popular forage fed to horses and ponies around the world as it is cheap, readily available and palatable. The quality of hay can vary depending on where, when and how it is cut, dried and stored, but most hay will contain... Read More

Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition

Posted: 30/08/2018

FROM elegant head collars to stunning bridles, a saddle safety handle and superb saddles – the classes at the 2019 Society of Master Saddlers’ National Competition provide plenty of choice for wide ranging skills and creativity. One of the highlights in the world of saddlery and craftsmanship, the competition continues to bring... Read More

It's A Wrap! Autumnal style from Equetech

Posted: 30/08/2018

Wrap yourself up in style this season with the new Equetech Poncho & Wrap Collection. This gorgeous Equetech Reversible Snaffles Poncho gives you twice the love with its reversible design. Choose from classic navy with grey snaffle bit detail or slip into 'easy to wear' grey with navy bit design hem. Styled... Read More

Free Community Day at WEG!

Posted: 28/08/2018

Tryon, NC, USA - August 27, 2018 - The Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) is proud to announce that Monday, September 17, 2018 during the two-week event will be Community Day presented by Mars, Incorporated. Open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., both parking and... Read More

Equine Register & Shearwater Insurance Affiliation

Posted: 28/08/2018

Equine Register Ltd is delighted to announce Shearwater Insurance Ltd as its partner for equine insurance. Equine Register sees relevant, appropriately priced insurance as key to underpinning animal welfare. Shearwater’s renowned service and support, coupled with its insurance products, fit well with Equine Register’s ethos, and this new affiliation brings the two... Read More

STOLEN VEHICLE!! PLEASE SHARE!!

Posted: 28/08/2018

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund had their White Chausson Flash09 Camper Van (similar to this picture) REG: WA 57 FRD stolen between 9.30 pm and 10.45 pm (Saturday Night) from the A38 Travel Lodge Northbound on route to Burghley along with all their stock. Rosemary Lang Administrator and Fund Co-ordinator speaking... Read More

Cheers to 70 years!

Posted: 24/08/2018

With Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) set to celebrate a remarkable 70 years this October at Birmingham’s NEC, Hook Norton Brewery have come on board to create a unique blend of hand crafted beer to mark the special occasion; introducing ‘Tail to Mane’. The unique blend of beer which has... Read More

Reducing the Risk of Mycotoxins

Posted: 22/08/2018

Mycotoxins are certain types of mould that can occur on growing, harvested or stored cereal and forage crops. Invisible to the naked eye, these toxic chemicals are produced by some types of mould growth under certain environmental conditions. Horses are exposed to mycotoxins through contaminated feed and forage and are highly susceptible... Read More

Paddock TLC for Autumn Growth

Posted: 22/08/2018

Looking to give your paddock some TLC this autumn but haven’t got the room to move horses and ponies on to other pasture? Suregrow Fertiliser makes life easy and has been specially developed so that horses and ponies can stay in the paddock and there is no need to move them into... Read More

Saddle Up On Ranch Rider's NEW Arizona Ranch & Round-Up Trip!

Posted: 21/08/2018

Arizona might be best known for its dude ranches, but Ranch Rider's latest riding holiday combines stays at some of the Grand Canyon state’s most popular guest ranches with the opportunity to saddle up on authentic cattle round-ups. Even more exciting, while most ranches brand their calves in the late spring,... Read More

Plastic pollution could stop horse riders in their tracks

Posted: 20/08/2018

Plastic granulate, derived from the recycling of cable sheathing and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and sold as an alternative surface for equestrian centres, could place Yorkshire’s horses and riders at risk, present a pollution hazard and lead to owners falling foul of the law. This plastic granulate waste is... Read More

Accessibility Mark Reaches Golden Milestone

Posted: 20/08/2018

A national scheme to encourage more disabled people to take up horse riding has reached a golden milestone with 50 equestrian centres now holding the Accessibility Mark accreditation. The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), launched the revolutionary Accessibility Mark scheme to work with... Read More

WATCH WEG AT SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE

Posted: 17/08/2018

It has long been recognised that SsangYong Blenheim Palace’s CIC3* class for eight- and nine-year-old horses is the most significant stepping stone to success at championship level, and the recent announcements of teams for this year’s World Equestrian Games (WEG) really underlines that. Graduates of what has become Britain’s most prestigious young... Read More

Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet Provide New Diet for Ulcer-Prone Stig

Posted: 16/08/2018

In 2017 Lisa Wild had the shocking news that her beloved 10-year-old bright bay ISH gelding, Stig was suffering from grade 4 gastric ulcers. With the help of her vet and a new diet including both Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, Stig is now making excellent progress and is back to good health... Read More

Countdown to WEG with Sophie Wells

Posted: 14/08/2018

When the fantastic news was announced that Sophie Wells and her horse Jorge had been confirmed as one of the four combinations to represent Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games, Robinson Animal Healthcare decided to catch up with their sponsored rider. Q. Congratulations on being selected to represent Great Britain at... Read More

Featured Property: Malvern Worcestershire

Posted: 09/08/2018

West Park House is on the western slopes of the Malvern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, also enjoying far reaching views over Herefordshire towards the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. There is also direct access on foot to the Malvern Hills and for rambling, cycling and equestrian pursuits there... Read More

STAR IN YOUR OWN WESTERN & SAVE UP TO £503pp

Posted: 08/08/2018

Star in your own Western on a discounted stay at the Colorado Cattle Company - the property featured in the 90’s hit movie 'City Slickers' - and enjoy a £503pp saving on a ten-night stay at the famous working ranch. Located in Northwest Colorado and a convenient two-hour drive/transfer from Denver,... Read More

Essential advice to help your horse cope with hot weather

Posted: 08/08/2018

Hot versus Cold – Big versus Small In general terms, when it’s warm it’s better to be small and when it’s cold it’s better to be large. It’s better to be a Polar bear in Winter than a small Mouse and in Summer it’s better to be a Mouse. The horse is... Read More

What is Equine Nutritional Hydrotherapy?

Posted: 08/08/2018

Mother Nature did not get it wrong when she designed the horse’s digestive system and the feed that works best with it. With equines being ‘prey animals’ their natural instinct is ‘fight or flight’ when danger real or perceived. They must be prepared to travel long distances at speed to evade... Read More

HorseHage Heading for The States!

Posted: 08/08/2018

Supplies of High Fibre, Ryegrass and Timothy HorseHage will be heading out to the United States to be used by the British equestrian teams at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™. This prestigious competition takes place every four years and this year will be held in Tryon, North Carolina over... Read More

Moreton Morrell College - International leader in Equine Courses

Posted: 08/08/2018

Moreton Morrell College is a UK and international leader in the development and delivery of equine courses. For over 40 years, the college has provided specialist equine degree programmes, designed with industry input to enhance your employability. With subjects including equine therapy, business management, sports science, horse care, coaching, equine science, horseracing... Read More

The saddle gauge from WOW Saddles in action

Posted: 08/08/2018

After three years of research and development, Wow Saddles launched an industry ‘first’ earlier this year – a truly innovative Saddle Gauge. It will tell you which of the 567 fitting permutations from their modular saddles is right for the horse. Steff Harrington, competing successfully at Advanced Medium on her 10... Read More

The Mobiliser helps Mari win her first International!

Posted: 08/08/2018

Mari Durward Akhurst, a 24-year-old dressage rider from Amersham, realised a dream by taking her first international victory at the Hartpury International Festival of Dressage held at the beginning of July and she gives credit to the Mobiliser from Back in Action (also based in Amersham) for helping her achieve the... Read More

Equine research into treadmills at Hartpury making waves

Posted: 04/08/2018

Staff at University Centre Hartpury, working in collaboration with the Animal Health Trust, have been finding out exactly how people are using water treadmills for training and rehabilitating their horses. The findings were published in an article entitled ‘International Survey of Equine Water Treadmills – Why, When and How?’ in the Journal... Read More

News from Hickstead

Posted: 04/08/2018

Third time lucky for Newbridge College Having been second for the past two years, the team from Newbridge College in Co Kildare was delighted to take the Senior Schools team and individual titles at the Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Finals at Hickstead. The winning team from Newbridge College in... Read More

Inaugural World Equine Expo™

Posted: 04/08/2018

The World Equine Expo™, hosted September 11-23, 2018 alongside the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), is set to host an array of diverse programming that includes renowned exhibitions, demonstrations, authors and speakers. The Equus Film Festival and an extensive Art Festival will accompany... Read More

The Stubbs Saddle Mate from Abbey England

Posted: 04/08/2018

Saddles are not the ideal shape or structure for carrying around. Why not make life a little easier with the Stubbs Saddle Mate from Abbey England? Made from tough, moulded Stubbythene, it’s the perfect solution for transporting your horse’s tack and equipment around the yard or at a show. With a large,... Read More

Back To School with Childéric

Posted: 04/08/2018

The classic satchel is getting top marks from the fashion editors this autumn and this beautiful version by bespoke saddlery brand Childéric Saddles will ensure you are top of the class this autumn. Styled in their beautiful buttery leather, this Childéric Classique Satchel is finished with a contrast stitch and the Luc... Read More

Super X Country launches new SXC Stripe Tee Collection

Posted: 04/08/2018

Super X Country has extended its collection of casual equestrian wear to include a new Stripe Tee featuring SXC’s logo with a dual colour stripe. The t-shirts are made using 100% cotton and have a contoured fit to flatter the wearer. Currently available in black and white, both colours feature a racing... Read More

Winter Woes?

Posted: 03/08/2018

Dreading another winter with horses? While Renwick & Sons can't change the weather, they can help make life with horses over the next six months a whole lot better thanks to their innovative grooming kit. Incorporating cutting-edge bristle technology & design, the Renwick & Sons Grooming Kit is designed to work hard... Read More

Storage Solutions For The Stylish Home

Posted: 03/08/2018

If your hallway is home to piles of shoes, coats and other 'stuff', then La Di Da Interiors have three new additions to update and tidy your home this autumn. The Horseshoe & Tweed Coat Hooks give a stylish equestrian twist to your home with their steel plated horseshoe hooks on a... Read More

Somerford Park Horse Trials

Posted: 03/08/2018

Somerford Park International Horse Trials - Track Record Attracts Enormous Entries Cheshire’s premier equestrian facility has registered its largest ever number of entries for Somerford Park International Horse Trials which takes place 17th - 19th August 2018. The majority of the UK has experienced harsh weather over the last few weeks and the... Read More

Douglas Crawford wins at Frickley Park

Posted: 03/08/2018

Douglas Crawford Flies the Flag for Scotland at Frickley Park Horse Trials The five and a half hour trip down from the Scottish Borders, proved well worth it for Douglas Crawford, as he sealed victory in the Robinson Animal Healthcare Animalinex® CCIY1* at Frickley Park Horse Trials. Having competed in the junior section... Read More

Nettex Traditional Hoof Oil

Posted: 03/08/2018

Keep your horse’s feet looking and feeling great this year with Nettex Traditional Hoof Oil. This non-spirit formula nourishes and protects the horse’s hooves, while allowing them to breathe and still function at their best. If you’re heading for the show ring then Nettex Traditional Hoof Oil will provide an instant, long-lasting... Read More

Nottingham Vet School remains top for student satisfaction

Posted: 03/08/2018

The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science is celebrating its continued success in this year’s National Student Survey. The School has remained top of the NSS since its first graduating cohort in 2011. The Veterinary School, at the University’s Sutton Bonington campus, achieved the highest overall mean satisfaction score of... Read More

Ten things you didn’t know about Abbey England

Posted: 03/08/2018

Abbey England, a family run business is known for supplying and producing quality British products to a diverse range of industries, especially for saddlery, leather goods and the fashion industry both at home and abroad. Here we find out ten interesting things we didn’t know about Abbey England. Abbey England has a total... Read More

Master Saddler's Q & A

Posted: 02/08/2018

Twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers three frequently asked questions on saddlery Q1. I would like to sell my saddle, but I am unsure of its size. How do you measure a saddle? A saddle is measured from the centre... Read More

Hiho Silver launches Leather Charm Bracelets

Posted: 02/08/2018

Hiho Silver is delighted to welcome two new additions to its charm bracelet collection… and both are made using leather. The Leather Charm Bracelets are available in two styles, as a single wrap and a double wrap. Both are made using plaited leather and have a stainless steel clasp that’s designed in... Read More

New Equerry Cool Mash

Posted: 02/08/2018

New Equerry Cool Mash is an efficient quick-soaking mash for horses that need a low energy feed. Designed for horses and ponies in light to medium work Equerry Cool Mash is cereal-grain-free. It has low levels of starch and benefits from a ‘Non-Heating’ formula. Equerry Cool Mash contains highly digestible fibre sources including... Read More

Diamonds Are Forever sparkles for a second time

Posted: 02/08/2018

The British Horse Society Supreme Horse Championship at Hickstead went to Diamonds Are Forever for the second year in a row. Photograph © Sian Hayden Twelve months ago, show producer Allister Hood took the title, and this year it was son Oliver who piloted Annabel Jenks’ nine-year-old gelding to take the overall honours. Diamonds... Read More

James Wells awarded for Hickstead dedication

Posted: 02/08/2018

The chosen recipient of this year’s Dorian Williams Trophy was James Wells, a member of the ground staff. James started helping out at Hickstead at the age of 12, first of all lending a hand during school holidays, and became a full-time member of staff after he finished school. Now 28, James is... Read More

New Tack or Existing?

Posted: 02/08/2018

At times a controversial subject the issue of buying your new horse or pony’s existing saddle and bridle with your new purchase is an interesting topic to discuss. Here the Society of Master Saddlers offer advice on the pros and cons of buying the tack if it is available when... Read More

Top Tips on Paddock Maintenance during the British Dry Spell

Posted: 01/08/2018

Dreaming of more rain for the benefit of your paddocks? Paddocks all over the country are definitely suffering from the recent dry, hot weather resulting in sparse, burnt out brown fields which are normally fields of luscious, bright green grass at this... Read More

New from Paragon Equestrian

Posted: 31/07/2018

Technical & Terrific! Looking for style, performance and comfort in your riding legwear this season? These gorgeous Paragon Equestrian Technical Riding Leggings are styled in a four-way stretch technical fabric offering outstanding performance and comfort. This stylish legwear features moisture-wicking properties and excellent breathability with flat seams which add style and durability and... Read More

Preparing Your Paddocks for the Autumn

Posted: 30/07/2018

With autumn just around the corner, paddocks may have started to look tired and worn out. This is the perfect time to give your field a head start. Autumn is both the beginning and the end of the grassland year. It is the beginning because it is the ideal time of the... Read More

Out Of This World Equestrian Style

Posted: 30/07/2018

For the latest fashion trends in equestrian wear, check out the new Equetech autumn winter collection. Taking inspiration from the catwalk, the British brand introducing a range of rider clothing that looks as good in the saddle as it does around town. The Equetech Apollo Quilted Soft-Shell Jacket is your introduction... Read More

EQUESTRIAN CLOTHING BRAND IN RURAL FINALS

Posted: 30/07/2018

British equestrian fashion brand Equetech is celebrating getting through the prestigious finals of the Rural Business Awards. Selected to go forward to final judging for the Best Rural Manufacturing Business (South East), MD Liz Hayman is delighted to have been chosen as a finalist saying: "It means so much just to be nominated... Read More

Hot to Trot - Felix Secures Regional Title

Posted: 30/07/2018

Lara Edwards stormed to victory in the Advanced Medium Northern Regional Championships, just three months after giving birth to her second daughter, Emily. Riding the phenomenally talented, Jazzed Up (Felix) the pair were crowned champions after breaking the 70% mark, to win with an impressive 71.23%, at Port Royal Equestrian. Lara got back... Read More

Ireland edge Great Britain in Nations Cup thriller

Posted: 30/07/2018

It came down to a head-to-head battle between Britain and Ireland, but in the end Team Ireland rode out the winners of today’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at Hickstead. Photograph © Nigel Goddard The team of Trevor Breen (Bombay), Richie Moloney (Freestyle De Muze), Michael Duffy (EFS Top Contender)... Read More

Bonza double for Australia’s Paul Tapner at Hickstead

Posted: 27/07/2018

Australia’s Paul Tapner and Bonza King of Rouges did the double today at Hickstead when claiming the MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge for the second year in a row. Drawn last to go, the reining champion was feeling both the heat and the pressure, after some of the... Read More

The Science Behind Forage Guard

Posted: 27/07/2018

Here, Alltech’s European Technical Manager, Dr Helen Warren, explains the science behind Alltech’s new supplement, Forage Guard®. Leading figures in the equine nutrition industry agree that more research is required into the effects of mycotoxins. All horses encounter mycotoxins on a daily basis and good management practices, such as using quality feedstuffs,... Read More

How to poultice hooves

Posted: 26/07/2018

Emma McNab shows how to poultice a hoof Here Robinson Animal Healthcare sponsored event rider, Emma McNab offers her advice on perfecting a poultice Most horse owners will, at some point be faced with a hopping lame horse that has developed a hoof abscess. Very often the lameness can appear suddenly... Read More

TopSpec Pretty Polly Winner

Posted: 26/07/2018

‘Heniarth Yes Sir’ Wins the TopSpec Pretty Polly Ridden Championship 2018 Judged by Hannah Long and Terry Pattinson, Heniarth Yes Sir owned by Anouska Potter took the TopSpec Pretty Polly Ridden Championship at the North of England Summer Pony Show at Arena UK, Grantham. The competition drew in 14 finalists of all types... Read More

Success at Hickstead for Georgie Strutton

Posted: 26/07/2018

Georgie Strutton toasts Hickstead success Georgie Strutton won The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Championship with Khaled OL this afternoon at Hickstead. Six riders jumped clear in the first round, with West-Sussex based Georgie producing the fastest clear in the jump-off in a time of 49.82sec. It was enough to relegate... Read More

La Garde Républicaine coming to Olympia

Posted: 26/07/2018

LA GARDE RÉPUBLICAINE SET TO PERFORM AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW Olympia, The London International Horse Show is delighted to announce that La Garde Républicaine and its famous cavalry regiment, one of the most talked about branches of the French Gendarmerie, is to bring their display to the UK’s most... Read More

British Horse Feeds Continue Support of Red Dragon Festival

Posted: 20/07/2018

British Horse Feeds is delighted to announce their continued support and title sponsorship of the prestigious Red Dragon Festival of Endurance. Running from September 28 to 30, 2018 the Red Dragon Festival of Endurance held at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells is always a hugely popular event. David Saunders Photography This... Read More

Save More On Your Ranch Holiday With Ranch Rider's Latest Offers

Posted: 20/07/2018

Riding holiday specialist Ranch Rider has rounded up three of its best offers for summer and beyond - prices starting from only £840pp (no single supplement) for a week on the range in Wyoming. The tour operator is also holding its 2018 prices for 2019 bookings for the world-famous Medicine Lodge... Read More

Battle of the sexes at Olympia!

Posted: 20/07/2018

IT’S BRIDGET’S GIRLS VS FRANKIE’S BOYS IN THE ‘BATTLE OF THE SEXES’ MARKEL CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW ‘Race Night’ at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, is set to wow crowds on Friday 21 December, with an evening of competitive racing action including the Markel Champions Challenge,... Read More

Super X Country’s SXC Summer Breeches available now!

Posted: 18/07/2018

Super X Country is delighted to announce that its long awaited SXC Summer Breeches are available now. The breeches are made from an extremely light cotton/polyester stretch breathable fabric that’s light enough for everyday riding, but ideal for competition too. The white fabric is complemented by light grey thread stitch... Read More

Intricacy and Style at Master Saddlers’ National Competition

Posted: 18/07/2018

THE 2019 Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition will see a classic and innovative President’s Choice class. Master Saddler Chris Taylor will take up the reins as President at this year’s Annual General Meeting in September and has come up with the concept of entrants designing and making any leather... Read More

How hot is too hot to work your horse?

Posted: 18/07/2018

As our country continues to bask in an unusually long heatwave, our horses health and welfare continues to be at the forefront of our minds. But how well do they cope in the heat? Equine Scientist and Haygain consultant Andrea Ellis investigates. “Horses can self-regulate their temperature with ease (in that... Read More

A new Sponsorship Sales Executive for Grandstand Media Ltd

Posted: 17/07/2018

Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Sponsorship Sales Executive to work across their portfolio of equestrian events which include the British Showjumping National Championships and Horse of the Year Show. Sian Nash joins the team having previously worked at Weatherbeeta for over seven years and... Read More

HORSES TO ENJOY A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP AT BLENHEIM

Posted: 17/07/2018

White Horse Bedding is the new official equine bedding supplier to the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (13-16 September). Each horse stabled for the horse trials will be provided with a bed made up from six bales of Platinum Plus Wood Pellets, which are highly absorbent, quick and easy to muck... Read More

Smart fly mask from Shadow Horse

Posted: 13/07/2018

UViator – the Solution for Summer Kensington Equestrian Products are available in the UK exclusively from Shadow Horse and they have just launched their smart fly mask into the UK – just in time for the hot weather! The UViator is the latest innovation in fly masks, it offers 90% UV protection,... Read More

Love Hearts by Hiho Silver

Posted: 13/07/2018

Hiho Silver launches Exclusive Love Hearts Roller Bead Hiho Silver is in the mood for summer love with the introduction of the new Exclusive Sterling Silver Love Hearts Roller Bead and Exclusive Cherry Bangle featuring the new bead. Not only will this bead fit Foxtail bracelets and Cherry Roller bangles, it’ll also... Read More

Paul Tapner's return to Hickstead...

Posted: 13/07/2018

Tapner aiming to rise to the Challenge once again Last year’s MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge winner Paul Tapner is set to return to Hickstead this month with the aim of retaining the title. The Australian rider, who won Badminton in 2010, claimed the title last year with a perfectly-judged round on the grey... Read More

LATE DEAL: Book Now & Save £485pp On A Working Ranch Stay

Posted: 13/07/2018

SAVE £485pp (36%) on a seven-night stay at Wyoming's family owned and operated New Haven Working Ranch, the property located on the edge of the scenic Black Hills. The real deal, you'll be helping the wranglers to move cattle, check fence lines and round up strays on a daily basis.... Read More

A SIMPLE EXPERIMENT with WOW SADDLES

Posted: 12/07/2018

Have you ever had your asymmetry professionally measured? Our recent assessment of 160 riders using a state of the art pressure mat found that 155 sat with their weight disproportionately to the right. You can improve your fitness and your posture, which will help, but skeletal asymmetries in adults are not... Read More

Tune in with Si and Ollie at BSNC & Stoneleigh Horse Show!

Posted: 12/07/2018

Sony Award nominated best mates, Ollie Gallant and Si Alexander will be broadcasting their breakfast show live from the British Showjumping National Championships (BSNC) and Stoneleigh Horse Show (SHS) on Saturday 11th August. Taking place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire from 7th – 12th August, BSNC and SHS hosts some of... Read More

Location Location Location! Featured Property in the Cotswolds

Posted: 10/07/2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Set amidst attractive open farmland, the property enjoys a lovely rural position in Tysoe Road, Radway, about a half mile from the village centre, with a delightful outlook towards the historic Edge Hill escarpment to the rear. Probably originally built in the early 1900’s, it comprises a... Read More

NEW British Equestrian Federation online safeguarding courses

Posted: 10/07/2018

It may not be on your mind every day, but 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. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. In previous years, safeguarding training was a source... Read More

Vir Equine offers First class protection from GHS Direct Ltd

Posted: 10/07/2018

Good hygiene and cleaning methods should be adopted and applied at all times. Protect all animals, your business and the community. VirEquine is a disinfectant-cleaner and has been rigorously tested and APPROVED by DEFRA. Passing ‘General Orders’ as defined in The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants - England Order S.I.... Read More

Advice for horse owners in hot weather with Dr David Marlin

Posted: 10/07/2018

ADVICE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR HORSE SAFE IF YOU ARE TRAINING & COMPETING IN WARM OR HOT WEATHER Dr David Marlin Acclimatisation If the weather suddenly becomes warmer, don’t attempt to try acclimatise your horse by exercising it in the hottest parts of the day if you are competing within a... Read More

A Charity Gala Night Making A Fabulous Impression

Posted: 09/07/2018

Equestrian charity, The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund reach their 30th year anniversary this autumn. Dedicated to helping and supporting injured equestrians and their families, they provide a priceless lifeline to those in need. On 16th October 2018, they present an extraordinary celebrity event to help raise funds to help preserve... Read More

Win Tickets to the The BHS Royal International with Suregrow

Posted: 09/07/2018

To celebrate being supporters of the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, Suregrow is giving away two pairs of tickets to the BHS Royal International Horse Show so you can experience the action at the show first hand! Specialising in the care of grassland for horses and ponies, Suregrow has a range... Read More

Timetable announced for this year’s HOYS Live Zone

Posted: 04/07/2018

Horse of the Year Show is proud to present the HOYS Live Zone for the second year running with some new and exciting talks and demonstrations. The HOYS Live Zone is located in the HOYS Retail Village at Horse of the Year Show which takes place the NEC Genting Arena Birmingham... Read More

Schools Championships at Hickstead expanded for 2018

Posted: 03/07/2018

More young riders than ever will have the chance to compete here at the famous All England Jumping Course, due to the expansion of the Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships. (c) Julian Portch The annual showjumping competition will now run over two days (1-2 August) instead of one, with... Read More

Robinson Animal Healthcare Support CCIY* at Frickley Horse Trials

Posted: 03/07/2018

Leading manufacturer of equine first aid products, Robinson Animal Healthcare, are delighted to be sponsoring the CCIY* at Frickley Horse Trials, (July 26 -29). The competition is open to riders under 21, and will take placethroughout the four days of the event. Robinson Animal Healthcare is the brand synonymous with many household... Read More

Stubbs Dressage Markers from Abbey England

Posted: 03/07/2018

Make your schooling sessions easier by marking out your field with a set of Stubbs dressage markers from Abbey England. Placed around the edge of your schooling area, the letters are used during a dressage test to instruct the rider on when to perform different transitions or changes of direction.... Read More

Health professionals rally as “Equitape” wormer discontinued

Posted: 02/07/2018

From October 2018 the wormer brand, Equitape®, commonly used to treat tapeworm infection will be discontinued from sale in the UK. This wormer is the only licenced product for horses containing praziquantel as a single active ingredient. Going forward, it will only be available in ‘combination wormers’ also containing either ivermectin... Read More

Equetech Dressage Collection

Posted: 29/06/2018

A TAILCOAT FOR CHAMPIONS With the championships looming, focusing on your winning look is easier than ever before with the Equetech Dressage Collection. The Equetech Jersey Dressage Tailcoat is an affordable, timeless double-breasted jacket which brings together classic styling with contemporary design and thinking: Wipe clean tail lining, weighted ends to... Read More

Childéric sponsors dressage championship

Posted: 29/06/2018

Childéric Saddles Continue Annual Dressage Sponsorship Childéric Saddles UK are delighted to announce that they are sponsoring the Elementary Championships at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships (20th – 23rd September 2018) The sponsorship of the Childéric Saddles Elementary series has seen the brand supporting all eight Regional Championships, in the lead up to...