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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers some frequently asked questions on saddlery.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Here Robinson Animal Healthcare catches up with their sponsored rider, double gold medal winner Sophie Wells, following a phenomenal World Equestrian Games.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
All horses are seen by the vet at some point, be it an emergency situation or annually for a check-up and a booster vaccination.
Being prepared for the vet’s arrival will make the experience a lot easier for everyone involved, including your horse. The vet’s time is valuable but this is also... Read More
HorseHage 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A smart modern equestrian property positioned on the southern fringe of a popular Lincolnshire Wolds village and comprising a substantial individual detached house with interal ground floor annexe. The property offers excellent equestrian facilities.
Positioned to the rear of the house is the detached Double Garage and beyond and adjacent to the... Read More
The Equestrian Index 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alltech Showing Classes Hotly Contested at Hickstead
In the heat of the June sunshine some of the country’s best show riders and producers hotly contested the showing classes at The Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting.
For the fourth consecutive year, Alltech has supported a range of showing classes, with a number of Horse... Read More
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... Read More
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
Research conducted by David Marlin, a member of the Specialist Consultants Board for Equine Veterinary Education was commissioned to compare the most commonly used leg cooling methods. CRYOCHAPS, follows the principles of ice bath technology & provides a lower leg ice wrap chap for everyday use.... Read More
Grub’s has revolutionised its wellington boot range with the launch of their NEW Adventure Boot, ideal for taking on the countryside whatever the weather. These boots have been designed to keep feet warm when temperatures drop to -20?C.
Built with comfort in mind the Adventure Boot includes specialist lining for warmth... Read More
Rocky gleams in the ring With Mollichaff ShowShine!
Looking to add a little extra shine to your horse or pony’s coat this show season?
Benvarden Rach Two (or Rocky, as he is known at home) is a 15hh, ten-year-old Irish Sports Horse x Connemara owned by Emily Ashcroft.
He is fed on Mollichaff ShowShine... Read More
The hunt is on for the 70 winning Platinum Scratch Cards for exclusive HOYS prizes Horse of the Year Show has released 70,000 HOYS platinum scratch cards this week into well-known equestrian magazines and the hunt is on for the 70 winning scratch cards with some fabulous prizes to be won... Read More
French brand Equithème is well known for its’ matching sets, sleek and sporty styles and fashionable influences for horse and rider wear across Europe. And this season the company has extended its ranges to have two specific collections for children.
The Equi-Kids clothing is for the young budding equestrian aged from four... Read More
It proved a spectacular debut for 14 year old Chanie Matthews at the BDS Annual Show on Sunday 24th June, crowned BDS Young Driver Champion and presented to Her Majesty the Queen.
Weymouth teenager made the trip to compete at the British Driving Society Annual Show which took place at Smiths Lawn,... Read More
Riding on hard ground - Question & Answer
Q. After the relatively dry weather we have experienced recently, the ground in my area has become quite hard. I want to continue to enjoy hacking out and compete in a few one-day-events which will obviously require my horse to gallop across country. How... Read More
Mastering Beautiful Bridles
Here we meet member of the Society of Master Saddlers, Issi Russell as she tells us about her story and what it takes to become a Master Saddler and make ‘Beautiful Bridles’.
I grew up in the centre of London (Southwark), and pestered my parents from an early age to... Read More
Brash lifts the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard Thursday 21st June
Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash had his first international win at the All England Jumping Course today when competing at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting.
His victory in the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard came on the nine-year-old Hello Shelby, who... Read More
The Equus brand of polymer-based rubber products from Abbey England strives to maintain quality, using only the best UK-sourced rubber compound. The materials used result in an end product which is flexible, durable and suitable for all climatic conditions. Equus Rein Grips are used to cover leather reins and provide extra,... Read More
Specialist operator, Ranch Rider is introducing a new Montana Wilderness Pack Trip, the horseback adventure taking guests deep into the Beartooth Mountains and Custer Forest. Led by the Wilcox-Starkweather family, the knowledgeable fifth generation ranchers know every inch of the trail, their stories breathing life into the landscape.... Read More
Olympia, The London International Horse Show is delighted to announce international animal welfare charity, Brooke, as the event’s official charity for 2018. Brooke is dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. With around 900 staff, including vets, animal... Read More
Julie Sparkles at Bolesworth International American Julie Welles overcame a rainstorm of tropical proportions and a testing course to claim an impressive victory at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show on Saturday. And there was a connection with reigning Olympic showjumping champion - British star Nick Skelton - as Julie won... Read More
Brilliant Win for Irishman Paul Kennedy Irishman Paul Kennedy hailed the "amazing" Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show after claiming a brilliant win in Friday's four-star feature class. Paul, who finished third in last year's Bolesworth grand prix with his home-bred Cartown Danger Mouse, returned to the show's International Arena and once... Read More
Aztec Diamond Equestrian’s new SS18 range is now available! Stylish and functional, the base layer has been designed to keep you cool during the Summer months, worn alone with breeches as a training or competition top or underneath another top during colder weather.
The base layer collection is made from a substantial... Read More
The entries are in for the 57th Al Shira’aa Derby, with one of the most open fields in years set to contest Hickstead's iconic showjumping class. With a prize fund of £105,000, including £35,650 to the winner, it remains one of the most coveted titles in equestrian... Read More
Charlotte Dujardin enjoyed a wonderful Wednesday at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse by winning a remarkable four classes in eight hours.
The celebrated double Olympic dressage champion thrilled her audience thronged around Bolesworth's International Arena by landing the feature grand prix class, two young horse competitions and the day's closing Intermediate Freestyle... Read More
Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle served further notice of their rich potential as a partnership by claiming victory in Wednesday's headllne dressage class at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.
The double Olympic dressage champion - individual gold medallist at London 2012 and Rio 2016 - has high hopes for... Read More
Choosy Eaters – Think About Your Grass Seed
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... Read More
BRING YOUR DOGS TO ST JAMES’S PLACE BARBURY!
For many people, being able to bring their dogs to horse trials is an essential part of a good day out. At St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials (5-8 July), there’s more to do for dogs – and their owners – than ever before.
Members... Read More
The Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (21-24 June 2018) will be broadcast live for the first time on ClipMyHorse.TV.
This international streaming platform already shows many of the world’s top equestrian events, and Hickstead’s famous Derby Meeting is the latest to join its prestigious line up.
Craig Payne Photography
ClipMyHorse.TV will be showing all... Read More
French brand of horse and rider wear, Equithème, has added another rider to its impressive team of ambassadors. Joining Scarlett Cox-Lomas, Natalie Devlin and Keira and Aliyah Shafiq is Lauren Shelley (23) from Worcestershire.
Lauren is currently studying her final year at Aston University, but she still has time to compete in... Read More
Taking place for its fourth consecutive year, the British Showjumping National Championships (BSNC) and Stoneleigh Horse Show (SHS) returns to NAEC Stoneleigh at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. The now well-established show boasts top showjumping championships and HOYS showing qualifiers running from 7th – 12th August.
British Showjumping National Championships
A wide range of... Read More
Home Farm, Cocking Causeway, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9QH
A spacious detached 1930’s house which has been extended and refurbished in recent years, Home Farm now provides excellent family accommodation. The house has colour washed elevations of brick, partly tile hung, beneath a clay tiled roof. The current owners have greatly... Read More
According to Tony Daly, Managing Director at Ranch Rider, while he’ll always be keen on cattle drives, tracking the Big Five on horseback is up there as one of his all-time favourite riding experiences. “Encountering large herds of elephant and galloping alongside zebra and giraffe in Botswana was truly exhilarating.... Read More
The leading French label Equithème has extended its ranges and created a brand NEW collection for children aged 4 to 10 called EQUI-KIDS.
Included in this fun and vibrant collection is the EQUI-KIDS Pony Rider Piqué Polo Shirt for boys.
This comfortable, smart, Marine coloured top features a contrasted collar and sleeve edges,... Read More
COULD YOUR HORSE BENEFIT FROM SALT AND/OR ELECTROLYTES?
The main electrolytes are sodium (Na), potassium (K), chloride (Cl), Calcium (Ca) and Magnesium (Mg).
Salt is a mixture of two electrolytes (Sodium and Chloride, chemical formula NaCl).
Electrolytes are required for almost all bodily functions including thirst & hydration control, nerve function, digestion and muscle... Read More
Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that entries for the Platinum Jubilee Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) are now open! This year’s Show marks a celebration of 70 years as it once again descends on the Genting Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from the 3rd – 7th October. Hosting a line-up... Read More
If you have owned horses all your life or if you are purchasing your first four legged friend – horse insurance can be a total minefield. Whether or not to bother insuring and is it really worth it are often the questions that immediately come up, shortly followed by what is... Read More
HAVING travelled to Bramham International Horse Trials for many years to watch and support her mum, Mary, 2018 was the time to shine for Emily King when taking the British Horse Feeds Under 25 CCl3* National Championship.
Will I’Anson of British Horse Feeds with Under 25 National Champion, Emily King and Dargun
Emily... Read More
British Horse Feeds Products Gain Gastric Ulcer Feed Assurance Mark
British Horse Feeds are delighted to announce that both their products, Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, have been awarded the Gastric Ulcer Feed Assurance Mark by the British Equestrian Trade Association.
Speedi-Beet becomes the first and only 10 minute quick soaking Beet pulp whilst Fibre-Beet... Read More
Haygain launch 'try before you buy' scheme of their best-selling steamers Science-driven horse health specialists Haygain have launched an innovative scheme giving riders and owners the chance to trial their patented forage steamers before committing to the purchase. The scheme is available with the following conditions; The HGOne (pictured)... Read More
Summer Holiday Fun at Grove House Stables
For any pony mad youngster, Grove House Stables LLP is the place to be this summer, with a packed schedule of activities throughout the six weeks.
The British Horse Society-approved centre starts its holiday programme on Monday, July 23 and runs until Tuesday, September 4.
Every Monday... Read More
Aztec Diamond Equestrian – keeping it simple and stylish
Brand new for summer this stylish and hugely practical sports T-shirt is a fantastic option for training. These Technical Stretch T-shirts have been crafted from premium quality, four way stretch fabric providing comfort and flexibility. Perfect for keeping cool during the summer months,... Read More
William Funnell hoping for record fourth Hickstead Derby title
International showjumper William Funnell is hoping to achieve a fourth win at this month’s Al Shira’aa Derby at Hickstead.
The Surrey-based rider has a very good chance of adding to his tally of wins with the talented Billy Buckingham, who finished sixth in the... Read More
SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS ANNOUNCES CHOSEN CHARITY FOR 2018
SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials’ chosen charity for 2018 is Dogs for Good. The Oxfordshire-based charity is celebrating 30 years of supporting people with complex needs - including physical disabilities, autism, dementia and learning disabilities - enabling them to lead more independent... Read More
New Forage Guard® from Alltech is now available to buy online via the Lifeforce UK Website.
Forage Guard® is a broad spectrum mycotoxin binder designed to help lessen the damaging effects of mycotoxins on performance and health, and will now be sold alongside Alltech’s Lifeforce Range.
To help educate horse owners on mycotoxins,... Read More
Footwear for Cross-Country Days
Without doubt the most popular day of any three day event, spectator wise, is cross-country day. Set in the beautiful landscape of vast estates and grounds, courses can have around 30 fences stretched across a four mile route.
For viewers this can be a long time on your feet... Read More
New Kids Range by Equithème
The leading French label Equithème has extended its ranges and created a brand NEW collection for children aged 4 to 10 called EQUI-KIDS.
Included in this fun and vibrant collection is the EQUI-KIDS Pony Rider Piqué Polo Shirt for boys.
This comfortable, smart, Marine coloured top features a contrasted... Read More
The NEW Alston Leather Boot from Grub’s
Want a stylish leather boot to wear at shows, for walking in the countryside or to look the part whilst clay pigeon shooting? Want to make sure they are comfortable and have a sure-footed grip? Grub’s has launched the NEW Alston Boot, ideal for all... Read More
Meet British Palomino Society Chairman and Long Standing Judge Colin Bramley-Robins
Do you love showing and have a Palomino horse or pony? Ever wanted to know what judges look for when you are in the ring? Here we talk to BPS Chairman and judge Colin Bramley-Robins on what he looks for in... Read More
Long Lane Equestrian Centre Gains Accessibility Mark
Long Lane Equestrian Centre, based in Derby has signed up to a national scheme to encourage more disabled riders to take up horse riding.
Following an appeal by the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) for more centres to apply for the Accessibility Mark accreditation to... Read More
True to the Equit’M style, they have upgraded their short sleeved polo shirt for 2018 and it is perfect for the warmer weather.
The Equit’M Short Sleeved Polo for ladies, comes in three sporting colours: Navy, White and Blue, ideal for riders who love a sporty look.
For optimum breathability, whether in the... Read More
As the countdown to Horse of the Years Show’s 70th Anniversary kicks in, it is with great pride that Grandstand Media Ltd welcomes TopSpec as the dedicated sponsor of the TopSpec Arena at HOYS for a further five years. The TopSpec Arena sees hundreds of competitors contest the showing championships throughout... Read More
Willis Equestrian Ltd gains new ozone therapy sponsors
Ozone Therapy UK, British distributor for the world’s best-selling HOCATTTM Ozone and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy, is pleased to announce sponsorship of team Willis Equestrian Ltd.
The team consists of dynamic show jumping couple, Australian Rowan Willis and Austrian Aline Domaingo.
Based... Read More
Joining The Dots Together Finding a pair of technical riding leggings that look as good as they perform can drive you dotty.
Fortunately, these Paragon Equestrian Full Seat Dot Silicon Leggings ensure your search always come full circle back to them, thanks to their technical fabric and designer styling.
Their... Read More
Bolesworth’s Big Beautiful Weekend Cheshire is gearing up for the big, beautiful weekend at Bolesworth Castle, where world-class sport meets fabulous entertainment and a buzzing social scene.
The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show, which runs from June 13th to 17th, has announced the line-up for one of the biggest sporting and social... Read More
Equithème Supports Scottish Rider
Equithème has been growing their team of ambassadors this year, with Scarlett Cox-Lomas and Keira and Aliyah Shafiq joining the team.
Continuing their support the leading French brand has announced support of new sponsored rider Natalie Devlin.
Natalie (30), based in Kilmaurs, Scotland, has been riding since the age of... Read More
Somerford Park Premier League Dressage Round Day 1 & 2
Top sporting action got underway on bank holiday weekend at Somerford Park’s Premier League Dressage, welcoming an array of Britain’s dressage elite.
Friday’s billing incorporated three young horse classes sponsored by Shearwater with wins for Becky Moody, Jennifer Martell and Mount St John... Read More
Carl Hester & Hawtins Delicato Win Somerford Park Grand Prix
Day 3 of Somerford Park Premier League Dressage kicked off in glorious sunshine - while the rest of the country experienced a deluge of thunder storms, Somerford was fortunate to avoid them throughout the day.
A popular win in Sunday’s Grand Prix for... Read More
Riders lavish praise on Somerford Park
Somerford Park Premier League Dressage Day 4
All competitors at this weekend’s Premier League Dressage praised the facilities and ongoing improvements to Somerford Park.
“Thrilled with the new layout and the quality of competitors, and thanks to the volunteers who have worked tirelessly all weekend,” said Somerford Park’s... Read More
Hiho Silver launches new limited edition ring with solid rose gold elements
Hiho Silver has added to its ring collection with a limited edition piece combining solid sterling silver with a 9ct solid rose gold snaffle at the front.
The new piece features linked solid 9ct rose gold snaffle rings set into the... Read More
Upscale your facilities with an unmissable arena mirror offer from Mirror Installs
Whether you are a commercial yard owner or have a school of your own at home, arena mirrors will make a wonderfully positive difference to your life. The installation of these helpful training aids will give your livery or training... Read More
FMBs Therapy Systems brings Ice Horse to the UK
FMBs Therapy Systems is delighted to introduce Ice Horse, a high quality set of ice products designed to apply compression and long lasting snow-like cold therapy to the feet, legs, stifles and back. FMBs is the UK distributor of the Ice Horse range.
Ice... Read More
Bags Of Style
Tweed is a huge story for autumn, but for British tweed fashion designers, Timothy Foxx, tweed is a strong style story whatever the season. These gorgeous limited edition tweed clutch bags are the result of a unique collaboration with British bespoke bag brand, Will Bees Bespoke and part... Read More
YOU’LL NEVER TROT ALONE!
Prince the Liverpool International Horse Show mascot is backing Liverpool to win in the Champions’ League Final against Real Madrid in Kiev this Saturday.
The cute 30-inch hight blue-eyed equine fan is a miniature Shetland pony and he says ‘neigh’ to a Spanish win! Prince will be... Read More
LET SPRING & SUMMER ‘FLY’ BY ..
If your equine friend suffers from sweet itch or allergic reactions to fly bites, don’t let pesky insects ruin your horses’ fun this spring/summer…
Aloeride is a pure organic aloe vera supplement for horses, which when used in conjunction with fly protection, can help with the... Read More
British Riding Clubs Fibre-Beet Festival of the Horse Championships 2018
The BRC Fibre-Beet Festival of the Horse Championships 2018 took place over the weekend 19-20 May 2018 at Aston-le-Walls Equestrian Centre in Northamptonshire.
Fibre-Beet is a new sponsor for this event and Hatti I’Anson from British Horse Feeds (producers of Fibre-Beet) was on... Read More
A crew of hearty pirates from the Liverpool International Horse Show will be on the iconic waterfront at the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta and Bordeaux Wine Festival from May 25th to 28th.
The ‘Bolesworth Buccaneers’ will have a booty of cut-price tickets for the International Horse Show which will be staged... Read More
What to Look for in Your Trainer
Are you looking for a trainer to get your horse into shape, or someone to give you a few riding lessons to up your game? If so, do you know what to look for in a trainer?
Yorkshire-based trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber of HMB Equestrian, explains what... Read More
Matt Sampson aiming for Derby treble
Last year’s British Speed Derby champion Matt Sampson has just jumped right into contention for Hickstead’s Al Shira’aa Derby.
Matt won the Hamburg Derby last Sunday (13 May), the German equivalent to Hickstead’s most famous class, riding the 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare Gloria van Zuuthoeve. The pair... Read More
Stress Free Summer
Most horse owners would agree that we all endure the difficulties of winter to reap the rewards of owning a horse during summer. Long hacks, endless daylight hours to get jobs done and attending competitions all make surviving the winter worthwhile.
However, summer can also have its pitfalls, as our... Read More
Meet Mr Frosty – The New Liverpool International Mascot
The Liverpool International Horse Show - December 28, 29, 30 and 31 - welcomes a new star to the growing line-up for this year’s event!
Standing at just 30 inches tall, Mr Frosty or Prince to his friend’s, is the new official mascot for... Read More
Fairfax & Favor Rockingham International Sunday round up
Jonty Evans (IRL) is this year's Loomes Champion, winning a stunning Robert Loomes handmade watch as a result of finishing highest placed of the riders closest to the optimum time from the open and advanced intermediate competitors. Jonty and Cooley Rorkes Drift won the... Read More
Tracy Priest Takes the Suregrow Thames Speed Stakes CSI2* at Royal Windsor Surrey-based Tracy Priest won the Thames Speed Stakes sponsored by Suregrow, at Royal Windsor, riding Penelope Priest’s Caristo VDL.
The 11-year-old grey gelding Caristo VDL and Tracy took the title with an impressive time of 61.19 seconds.
Having owned Caristo VDL... Read More
Fantastic Opportunity to Join the HMB Syndicate
Would you like to be part of a team, supporting talented up and coming event horses? Now, is the ideal time to join the ‘Made in Yorkshire’ syndicate, the brain child of event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber.
If you have always wanted to be involved... Read More
Ride tall this season with Ariat
Ariat are well known for creating riding boots which combine elegance, technology and tradition in an innovative way - and the latest addition to the collection is no exception…
This season it is all about the limited edition Heritage II Ellipse as we step into the summer.... Read More
Weatherproof yourself against the elements with Ariat
As the seasons shift and change, so does the need to find outerwear which will protect riders from all of the varying elements that the British climate can present. Two new offerings from Ariat provide the perfect solution…
For riders conscious of keeping exceptionally warm, the... Read More
Forget the 9-5 job – Consider a Career in Saddle Fitting
Now Is Your Time!
The first point of call would be to visit the Society of Master Saddlers website to look at the different options and opportunities available to you, especially if you are currently working outside the industry.
The Society organises a... Read More
Students Shine at Eighth Alltech-Hartpury Conference
The eighth Alltech-Hartpury Equine Student Conference took place at University Centre Hartpury, Gloucester.
This annual conference is aimed at higher education students, providing an opportunity to experience writing and submitting an abstract, going through the review and revision process, through to delivering a theatre presentation to a... Read More
Equine Academy director celebrates new international eventing role
Hartpury Equine Academy director Lizzel Winter is thrilled to have been appointed to an exciting new position leading Team Finland Eventing.
The Fellow of the British Horse Society and international eventing judge has signed a three-year contract to become its senior coach and project manager... Read More
Simple Steps for Perfect Paddocks with Suregrow
Get pristine paddocks this summer with these simple steps from Suregrow Fertiliser. This Spring give your grassland the best start with Suregrow Fertiliser, specially developed for horses and ponies so they can remain in their paddocks during the fertilising process.
The fertiliser contains major nutrients including... Read More
Balanced Horse Feeds are thrilled to welcome International Dressage rider Matt Hicks to their fold of sponsored riders. Based at Hurstbourne Equestrian Centre in Hampshire, Matt has enjoyed a huge amount of success in his career claiming four national titles and regularly competing at home and in International competitions abroad.
Originally from... Read More
CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT
The final day of Royal Windsor Horse Show provided top class sport and entertainment across the showground as the week's Champions were crowned. The pinnacle of the CSI5* Show Jumping, the Rolex Grand Prix went to Switzerland's Steve Guerdat after a gripping jump-off, featuring some... Read More
CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT
Her Majesty The Queen was present to watch the afternoon action in the Castle Arena, presenting several awards, including the Best Turned Out Trooper and The Challenge Cup and Queen's Plate for the winners of the Land Rover Services Team Jumping. Daniel Deusser continued his... Read More
CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT
CSI5* Show Jumping kicked-off on day three of CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show, with five of the world's top 10 riders taking to the prestigious Castle Arena over the course of the day. The highlight of the evening performance, the CDI4* Al Shira'aa Grand Prix... Read More
Considerable changes have been made to the timetable of this year’s SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (13th-16th September) in order to improve the experience of riders, owners and spectators during the event and to allow more competitors to take part. While spectators will still be able to enjoy watching some of... Read More
Kirklevington Riding Centre Encourages More Disabled People To Take To The Saddle
A North Yorkshire equestrian centre is hoping to welcome more disabled riders to take to the saddle, after signing up to a national scheme.
Kirklevington Riding Centre, based in Yarm, has become an Accessibility Mark accredited centre after meeting the criteria... Read More
DUJARDIN DAZZLES ON THE SECOND DAY OF ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW
International competition got well underway on the second day of CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show. The CDI4* Dressage kicked off with the Al Shira'aa Grand Prix which saw Britain's best duo, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester, take the top spots aboard... Read More
Moreton Morrell College has been a centre for land-based education since 1948 and covers 750 acres of rolling Warwickshire countryside. It is a UK and international leader in the development and delivery of equine courses and for more than 40 years has provided specialist equine degree programmes, designed with industry input... Read More
FORAGE MANAGEMENT TO REDUCE THE RISK OF HEALTH PROBLEMS IN HORSES by Dr David Marlin
For most of us there are clear signs that Spring/Summer is on the way. This is good news as many owners will start to think about increasing turnout time for stabled horses. However, Spring and increased grass... Read More
Reigning Al Shira’aa Derby champion Nigel Coupe hoping for repeat success
Nigel Coupe waited 27 years to win Hickstead’s most famous class, the Al Shira’aa Derby, and next month he returns to the All England Jumping Course with the aim of retaining the title.
Nigel and his horse Golvers Hill were one of... Read More
From science to stable - Haygain confirm their spot as industry leaders in horse health Mark Todd, William Fox-Pitt, Ben Maher and Andrew Hoy are just some of the world-renowned Olympic equestrians who rely on Haygain to keep their equestrian partners in medal-winning form. The products from the Haygain range aren’t... Read More
Abbey Donates Materials to Harness Maker Terry Davies in Support of SPANA
Terry Davies, a professional harness maker from Shropshire, contacted Abbey England last year looking for donations in materials. These materials would help Terry bring his prototype alive which would help radically change the welfare of working animals across Ethiopia.
Working equines... Read More
CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT
CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show kicked-off in style with a win for Her Majesty The Queen, who was present to enjoy the victory of Whalton Highwayman, ridden by 15-year-old Kinvara Garner. The private grounds of Windsor Castle were resplendent in the sunshine on the opening... Read More
CEDAR COTTAGE STABLES
Designed for equestrian use, Cedar Cottage Stables has a well balanced mix of domestic accommodation, stabling, professional schooling facilities and paddocks.
The main house has been expanded on one floor to provide a well appointed and comfortable four bedroom house in a sheltered and private garden. Subject to planning approval,... Read More
SOLIHULL Riding Club was in triumphant form at the British Riding Clubs Equitheme Intermediate Winter Championships.
Held at Bury Farm in Buckinghamshire, the four-strong team came out the champions in the 110 Team Show Jumping after a great effort.
Kate Allely rode Arkade Fire an eight-year-old she has owned and ridden for three... Read More
SHOWING IN STYLE
Renwick & Sons, purveyors of the finest equine brushware, are excited to welcome prolific show rider, producer and International judge, Katie Jerram as yet another high-profile Ambassador for the British brand.
Katie joins International Show Jumper Jessica Mendoza as the company's second rider Ambassador.
Renwick & Sons, partners to the British... Read More
BREAKING NEWS! Equestrian charity, the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund are delighted to announce that ITN News presenter Alastair Stewart will be joining the charity as one of their Vice Presidents.
The presenter, who has been a long-term supporter of the charity has a passion for equestrianism which spans a lifetime.... Read More
BROADCAST AND STREAMING OF ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW
Royal Windsor Horse Show (9 – 13 May) returns to celebrate its 75th year and, for the first time, will offer live UK and international broadcast and streaming.
Highlights of the week’s major Show Jumping competition, the CSI5* Rolex Grand Prix, will feature internationally on... Read More
A Show Not To Be Missed – BPS National Championships
Now in its 45th year, The British Palomino Society National Championships have gone from strength to strength with the 2018 event promising to be the best-ever.
The two-day show held on July 7 and 8, takes place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern.
There... Read More
Straighten up with Backpal from Backinaction this summer
If you need a little help with achieving the perfect posture in the saddle try Backpal from Backinaction. Easy to use both on and off the horse this smart device will audibly alert you if your perfect posture starts to slip!
The BackPal is a... Read More
SHOPPING ADDS TO THE DIVERSITY OF ACTION AT CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW
Royal Windsor Horse Show, taking place from Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 May 2018, is set to welcome an array of boutique shops and much-loved brands to the private grounds of Windsor Castle as the popular shopping village returns... Read More
Introducing New Forage Guard® from Alltech
New Forage Guard® from Alltech is a broad spectrum mycotoxin binder designed to help lessen the damaging effects of mycotoxins on performance and health.
Mycotoxins are produced by certain moulds commonly found in grains, mixed feed, forages and bedding, and are generally referred to as being either... Read More
Gleam in the Show Ring with Mollichaff ShowShine Make sure your horse or pony looks his best for the show ring by feeding Mollichaff ShowShine from HorseHage – a high-oil chaff for ultimate show shine. MolliChaff ShowShine is a cherry-flavoured feed providing a delicious taste and smell to ensure it is... Read More
Outshine the competition with Nettex
Give your horse a first-class competition shine this year, with the unique and effective Hi-Shimmer Coat Spray from Nettex.
Nettex Hi-Shimmer Coat Spray gives an outstanding hi-gloss finish to coats, manes and tails, providing unrivalled sparkle under both natural and artificial lighting. So whether you’re competing outdoors or... Read More
Aztec Diamond Equestrian enlists show jumping junior Paige Wright to be face of the brand for Summer 2018.
The hugely successful, equestrian fashion brand, Aztec Diamond Equestrian are set to launch their girls range this spring featuring smart, successful Paige Wright.
The Aztec Diamond Young Riders collection starts for mini riders aged 4yrs... Read More
Equithème Supports the Shafiq Sisters Expanding their team of ambassadors and riders, leading French label Equithème welcomes Leicestershire-based Keira and Aliyah Shafiq to the team.
Having ridden from an early age Keira (12), rides Minskip Murphy, a 14.1hh grey gelding who she showjumps and events, as well as Connor III, a 14.2hh... Read More
Suregrow Support the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead
Knaresborough-based Suregrow is delighted to announce their sponsorship of The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead for the 2018 season.
Specialising in the care of grassland for horses and ponies, Suregrow has a range of products including fertilisers, mineral and trace elements and grass seeds specifically... Read More
New Stubbs Products Introduced to Abbey England’s Range
Abbey England has introduced four new items to its range of Stubbs stable, yard and tack room products.
The Stubbs Swing Stack and Rack is a very practical rack for storing up to 10 numnahs or saddle pads. It’s also handy for drying them after... Read More
Childéric Saddles Introduce New Payment Plan for The Perfect Fit
Childéric Saddles UK appreciates that buying a new saddle is a considerable investment, which is why they have just introduced a new payment scheme for those customers wishing to purchase through a scheduled payment plan.
The 'Perfect Fit' Scheme allows customers to choose... Read More
Whether you're channelling your inner rock chick at a festival this summer or looking for an alternative to this summer's obsession with the 'statement' sandal, these gorgeous boots will have you stepping out in style.
The perfect trend tick for boots this summer, you get all the designer detail (Check out... Read More
Aztec Diamond Equestrian – Feminine in floral
Brand new to the collection and just in time for Summer, Aztec Diamond have launched these stunning limited edition denim breeches finished with floral diamanté embroidery.
These breeches are perfect for any glamorous rider’s wardrobe. Featuring flattering back pockets with the Aztec Diamond embroidered motif, a... Read More
Total Saddle Fit Shoulder Relief Jump Girth
Total Saddle Fit, available exclusively in the UK from Shadow Horse, are dedicated to utilising their expertise in saddlery and horse anatomy to provide girths that offer unrivalled fit and comfort for the modern day sports horse.
Based in California they count many of the USA’s... Read More
THE FOREMOST EQUESTRIAN RIDERS CONTEND THE ROLEX GRAND PRIX AT CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW
From 09-13 May, the top equestrian riders in the world will compete at the historic CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show. On the final day, Sunday 13 May, the horse and rider pairs will vie for the event's... Read More
Great Britain’s Oliver Townend riding Cooley Master Class were crowned the winners of the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event after a nail-biting finale to the competition. Michael Jung (GER) and FischerRocana FST finished second, with USA’s Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous ending their Land Rover Kentucky campaign not only in... Read More
ESSEX-based Saffron Walden Riding Club was in winning form at the Equitheme BRC Intermediate Winter Championships at Bury Farm in Buckinghamshire.
The four-strong team of Sam Wisbey on Bristol de Breve, Lisa Spence riding Temple Rexton, Sarah Hamlett on Grafique Banta and Elspeth Martin with Red Arturous scooped the 100 Team Show... Read More
Germany's Michael Jung stormed into the lead on the opening day of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. Partnered with his champion horse, FischerRocana FST, Jung showed he is here to win, producing a stunning dressage test to land a score of 27.1. USA's Boyd Martin is hot on the German's... Read More
As temperatures rise, choose technical fabrics and intelligent design from British equestrian fashion label, Equetech to ensure you look sassy, not sweaty in the saddle this summer! The Equetech Quantum Dressage Waistcoat takes a quantum style leap to bring dressage attire into the 21st Century. Styled in an incredibly lightweight waistcoat... Read More
Somerford Park are delighted to announce new title sponsor - Cooke Coachbuilders who will be sponsoring the first of Somerford Park’s major events this Spring - the National Horse Trials, which takes place at Cheshire’s premier equestrian venue 19th - 20th May 2018. “We’re delighted that Cooke Coachbuilders have chosen to... Read More
You’ve been a part of our memories at Horse of the Year Show over the last 70 years and now we want you to share photos of your HOYS memories with us to be on display for years to come.
Horse of the Year Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena this... Read More
Finding the Right Dressage Saddle
In dressage, for the rider to achieve the correct balance and elegant position, the right saddle is vital.
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 and well - fitting... Read More
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2018: Box Office Opens 27th April The Box Office for one of Britain’s most prestigious sporting events, Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (30th August – 2nd September) will open at 9am this Friday 27th April and for those looking to get maximum value for money, there... Read More
Ahead of competing at CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show, we were given a sneak preview of the training regime of Olympic gold medallists, Charlotte Dujardin CBE and Carl Hester MBE, as they prepare for the CDI4* Al’Shiraa Dressage Grand Prix and Freestyle competitions at Royal Windsor on the evenings of Thursday... Read More
The hugely successful, equestrian fashion brand, Aztec Diamond Equestrian have their sights set on the children’s equestrian clothing market, with the impending launch of a girls range this spring.
Managing Director, Jordan McCabe spotted the gap in the market for a girls’ version of her stylish, equi-leisure range and after months of... Read More
Yorkshire-based event rider Harriet Morris-Baumber has secured sponsorship from ea.St Riding Wear. The German equestrian clothing company is new to the UK market and hopes the collaboration with Harriet will help raise awareness of this exciting brand.
The ea.St Riding Wear range includes jackets, tops, breeches and its signature product, Reggings®, a... Read More
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 what will be an exciting fourth year of running the prestigious national championships. ... Read More
With the sun finally making an appearance, it is time to start making plans and making memories! Whether you have never ridden before or you would like to brush up on your skills Grove House Stables, based in Misterton, offer riding holidays that can be tailored to your individual needs, regardless... Read More
Tickets for Olympia, The London International Horse Show, taking place from Monday 17 – Sunday 23 December 2018, will be going on sale from tomorrow. Priority bookers, those who purchased a ticket to the 2017 Show, will be able to take advantage of the pre-sale on Tuesday 24 April, with general... Read More
Hiho Silver is delighted to announce that Alice Plunkett has joined the team of esteemed brand ambassadors for the company. Alice is well known in equestrian circles as a racing journalist as she was part of Channel 4 Racing for 13 years and is now with ITV Racing. In addition, Alice... Read More
The ‘big guns’ of the show hunter world are gearing up to vie for this year’s top honours at Royal Windsor Horse Show, taking place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle from Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 May 2018.
Locally-based Jayne Ross, who fielded last year’s novice and open hunter champions... Read More
We are looking for rural singletons of all ages who are looking for love. It might be that they are struggling to find a partner due to living in an isolated area or they have an all-consuming work life. The series will paint a picture of modern Britain and will bring... Read More
The Liverpool International Horse Show will be back after the heartbreak of the New Year’s Eve car park fire. This year’s show will be the fabulous finale to the Liverpool 2018 celebrations. Tickets go on sale today for the Liverpool International Horse Show 2018 which will be staged for... Read More
International showjumper Jamie Gornall has secured new sponsorship from British Horse Feeds, the makers of Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet. Jamie has ridden for and trained with some of the best riders in the world over the last 15 years and has a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for bloodlines and breeding. He... Read More
Kimblewick Equestrian Centre, based in Norfolk is set to mark its 20th Anniversary, with a day of special events planned for Sunday, July 1st. The centre was founded by the Moore family in 1998 and is now one of the oldest and most respected riding schools in Dereham and the surrounding... Read More
Royal Windsor Horse Show will welcome the world’s best riders to the private grounds of Windsor Castle from 9 – 13 May 2018, with a line-up fitting to celebrate the Show’s 75th anniversary year. With international competitions taking place across four FEI equestrian disciplines, including CSI5* Show Jumping, CDI4* Dressage and... Read More
2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival
From JockeyCam to Ladies Day, plus the Aintree Sale - it was a week of many hats for team EP
Equine Productions was back at Aintree racecourse for the biggest event in the racing calendar, The 2018 Randox Health Grand National. This is a place that holds... Read More
Entries have officially opened for Hickstead’s five-star July event, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at the BHS Royal International Horse Show (24-29 July). There is a wide variety of classes for amateur riders and novice horses, with showjumping classes now starting at British... Read More
The Team at Manchetts Rescue & Recovery offer a 24hr breakdown service. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing a comprehensive range of driver support from roadside repairs to full accident management. This thank you letter from Tom Lynch MBE & Ambulance Service 26yrs, sums up how professional... Read More
Here we chat to Robinson Animal Healthcare-sponsored rider Louisa Milne-Home about her passion for eventing and life on her yard in Scotland.
Tell us about your current top horse.
My current top horse is 4* eventer King Eider, who I have had since he was four-years-old. We have completed nine 4* events and... Read More
The digestive system of a horse plays a huge role in overall health and well-being. If this delicate system becomes disrupted it can impact greatly on performance. For competition horses it can be a challenge to balance their training regime and travelling commitments with maintaining a favourable digestive environment that is... Read More
BRITISH CONTEMPORARY ARTIST LAUNCHES STUNNING NEW COLLECTION WITH AN EQUESTRIAN & CHARITABLE TWIST
Established contemporary artist, Lottie Cole, launched her new collection of equestrian-inspired work at an exclusive private viewing in Chelsea, London last night, in front of a distinguished crowd covering the entire equestrian spectrum.
Hosted by Quintessentially Equestrian and supported by... Read More
While we welcome the arrival of spring, in many horses it can bring with it an uncomfortable season of the Itchy & Scratchy Show! For sensitive skinned horses, or those prone to Sweet Itch, the emergence of annoying and biting insects coupled with rising temperatures can bring with it an unwelcome... Read More
In his second year as course designer Eric Winter has taken the traditional line and reversed the direction of the Badminton Course. Starting as ever in the main arena over the familiar flower bed, the ASX Starter (1) riders head left to a choice of inviting Rolex Feeder roll top... Read More
Aztec Diamond Equestrian – Stone Wash Denim Breeches
These Stone Wash Denim Breeches from Aztec Diamond will add a fashionable twist to your riding wardrobe.
Flattering back pockets featuring the Aztec Diamond embroidered motif together with branded tags, diamantes and a stone wash, these breeches are sure to turn heads. Complete with full... Read More
Improve your posture and help your back this summer
The WickedWedge available from Back in Action is the ultimate portable seating option for anyone out and about watching equestrian events this summer.
WickedWedge is one of those products that just seems to solve so many problems.
It is so versatile that it can be... Read More
Hartpury Equine was proud to host the British Horse Society’s International Convention featuring acclaimed speakers and inspirational presentations and demonstrations.
Attended by 1,000 guests, including 300 Hartpury students, highlights of the engaging three-day programme included sessions dedicated to ‘Coaching the Rider’, ‘Training the Horse’ and ‘Welfare of the Horse and Safety of... Read More
Any One for Polo?
Inspired by the luxury world of polo and their recently announced relationship with British polo player Heloise Wilson-Smith, Sylvia Kerr Jewellery is proud to present 'The Polo Collection’.
Featuring six significant and elegant creations, the collection takes inspiration from the players helmet, polo mallet and ball, translating them into... Read More
Make Your Grazing Safe with Suregrow Meadow & Laminitics Grass Mix
Is your horse or pony prone to laminitis? 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,... Read More
Bryerley Springs Equestrian Centre Gains Accessibility Mark Accreditation
A Milton Keynes equestrian centre has secured an accreditation to a national scheme to encourage more disabled people to take up horse riding.
With the mental and physical benefits of horse riding well documented, the centre hopes its Accessibility Mark accreditation will help reach out... Read More
Looking for something different? Luxurious quality products for your horse crafted from the finest materials? Hand made and styled in the way that only Italians know how?
Introducing U Black Rider, just launched into the UK market.
Inspired by her black horse ‘Unico’, the founder and Managing Director of U Black, Lorella Casalatina,... Read More
Tame tangles with Nettex
There’s nothing more time consuming than trying to brush through a knotted tail, and regular brushing strips out hair making full tails look sparse. So this year, keep your horse’s tail looking at its best with Nettex Mane & Tail Detangler.
Designed to detangle the tail instantly, this clever,... Read More
Hiho Silver announced as Official Jeweller for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials
Hiho Silver is delighted to announce that it has been selected as the Official Jeweller for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and, with this accolade, will be launching the Official Badminton Collection that’s available for pre-order now.
“We are... Read More
Nettex are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the British Dressage Associated Championships for 2018 which will be called the NETTEX Associated Championships 2018.
Nettex have a solid association with dressage having supplied products and worked with Team GBR rider and trainer Carl Hester MBE for over ten years.
The Associated Championships showcases... Read More
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
Just looking at a pair of shoes doesn’t tell you if they are comfortable for walking and running, so how can you be sure your saddle fits well, ensuring your horse can work comfortably? Trained saddle fitters will evaluate your saddle and make sure it fits correctly – on the day... Read More
Horses are trickle feeders and in the wild, would graze for up to 75% of their day (18 hours.) Our current management of them reduces this, often giving horses limited access to forage and a high-concentrate diet. We also like to feed forage in haynets to control wastage and mess. But... Read More
Vale Edge Farm, Owlswick, Buckinghamshire
A rarely available family home offering great flexibility set amongst 6.69 acres and comes complete with both stabling and a menage. Vale Edge Farm is a very versatile property offers lots of possibilities. Approached via a gated entrance and large frontage which sets the tone for... Read More
Grandstand Media Ltd, organisers of Horse of the Year Show, are delighted to announce that Andrews Bowen have been confirmed as being the Official Surface Supplier for the show for the next five years. This comes after the Preston based company celebrated their 10th year anniversary of working with HOYS in... Read More
The Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting 2018
The Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (21-24 June) at Hickstead is one of the most popular events in the equestrian calendar, with top class showjumping featuring alongside showing, carriage driving and more.
The CSI4* show culminates in the famous Al Shira’aa Derby on the Sunday afternoon.... Read More
Shift Those Stains With Fiebing’s Green Clean from Abbey England
There’s nothing more annoying than opening your stable door on the morning of a show to find your horse or pony covered in stable stains, after you spent the previous afternoon bathing him ready for the show ring.
Fiebing’s Green Clean spot and... Read More
The Organising Committee of Olympia, The London International Horse Show, was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death today of its Chairman, Mike Tucker.
Mike had been Chairman of the Organising Committee for the past two years and for over 30 years was the Show’s Senior Commentator.
Simon Brooks-Ward, Show Director, said:... Read More
Mollichaff Calmer Complete Gives Lux Results! Owned by Michelle Byard for three years, Lux is a 17hh, 13-year-old Irish sports horse. When Michelle first purchased him they enjoyed competing together at show-jumping and dressage at their local riding club. However Lux was diagnosed with arthritis and so needed to slow the... Read More
Hartpury has launched a new bursary scheme to help more UK students looking for careers working with animals and in farming to benefit from its world-leading facilities. The Guyll-Leng Bursary is open to applicants from households with limited income and demanding circumstances wishing to study Agriculture, Animal, Equine and related land-based... Read More
Carl Hester Teams up with Van Holst Horses for Exclusive Masterclass at Bolesworth International
BUILDING on the huge success of Carl Hester’s extremely popular demonstration at last year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show, the maestro himself is once again set to wow the crowds this June.
The Carl Hester Masterclass will take place... Read More
RIDING THE LITE FANTASTIC AT BADMINTON!
When it comes to having the edge against your competitors this season, the Childéric Lite Event Saddle brings together a revolutionary lightweight design with innovation.
Available in their popular single flap models, the new lightweight version has been remodelled to remove 4kg of weight by striping the... Read More
Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is set to bring another unforgettable five days of entertainment to Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena this year (3rd – 7th October) for the Show’s 70th year anniversary. With show stopping displays, exhilarating Showjumping and outstanding Showing Championships, this year’s Show is setting supreme standards by... Read More
FOXY AND FABULOUS
Cutting a dash in this show ring this season is the new champion of style, the Equetech Foxbury Tweed Riding Jacket.
A stunning combination of olive green with a subtle brown and green over check, this jacket takes tweed and traditional showing attire and give it a fashionable update.
Featuring slanted... Read More
Feeding to Support Joints
Article supplied by nutritionists from the TopSpec Multiple Award-Winning-Helpline.
Your horse’s joints are subjected to repetitive trauma during everyday life and exercise, which can eventually lead to inflammation within the joints, or arthritis. Breed, conformation, condition, diet, fitness and foot balance all play a part in supporting your horse’s... Read More
Different Types of Martingale
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... Read More
Carriage Driving Stallion Paddy is a Golden Oldie!
AT 23-years-old carriage driving stallion, Paddy had started to look his age and owner, Sam Kelly was looking at retiring her much loved liver chestnut.
Known as Stapleford Enchantment in the show ring, Sam has owned Paddy since he was a weaned foal, and driving... Read More
Xena Blossoms with Good Health and Happiness
Xena has been a resident at World Horse Welfare’s Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Norfolk for 10 months and in this time she has grown in confidence, allowing her lovely personality and kind-nature to shine through.
Having been largely un-handled in her previous home... Read More
Abbey England Supports Saddlery Trade with New Specialised Tools
Continuing to support the saddlery trade with the production of specialised tools, Abbey England has listened to its customers and is supporting the saddlery industry with the introduction of two highly demanded tools.
Made by Abbey’s manufacturing division, the team has produced traditional saddler’s... Read More
Pevlings Farm Riding Stables Opens Up More Opportunities for Disabled Riders
A Somerset riding stables has gained a national stamp of approval to enable more disabled people to experience the fun and freedom of horse riding.
Thanks to its Accessibility Mark accreditation, Pevlings Farm Riding Stables, based in Templecombe, hopes to accommodate more... Read More
Clinics - A Great Way to Learn
Are you looking for a new challenge with your horse this summer or are you stuck in a rut with your training?
Clinics offer a great opportunity to get out and about with your horse, ride in a different environment, learn new training techniques and use... Read More
Making a nostalgic return to the Andrews Bowen International Arena is the Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses at Horse of the Year Show 2018. The popular and emotive Musical Drive performance has delighted the HOYS audiences for many years with their superb harrowing display; from the 1950’s up until... Read More
Grub’s Boots sponsored rider James Sommerville, is based in Yorkshire and first started eventing in 2002. He has been competing against some of the biggest names in the sport and has a wealth of experience when it comes to the cross country phase. Here he provides some useful tips for cross-country... Read More
William and Pippa Funnell Take Centre Stage at Bolesworth International Where do you get the chance to meet and learn from both a showjumping and eventing legend at the same time? The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show of course – with the organisers announcing a new and exciting Masterclass... Read More
Top Tips for a Healthy Stable Environment this Spring!
It is crucial that horses are kept in a clean environment as it assists with their respiratory system and overall wellbeing.
Therefore it is extremely important to take every possible precaution against the spread of bugs and bacteria.
Here are a few top tips to... Read More
Breathe Life into Your Paddocks with Suregrow CSM DID you know 85% of grassland is mineral and trace element deficient?
Your paddocks and grassland may look in reasonable condition but is both the soil and the grass the very best it can be?
CSM from the Suregrow fertiliser range provides more than 70... Read More
Bandaging Tricky Areas
Bandaging is a skill that gets better with practice; however there may be an occasion when you are required to bandage areas that are slightly more difficult to tackle such as the knee or hock.
If you are faced with the need to bandage one of these tricky joints it... Read More
Alltech-Hartpury Student Conference 2018
The annual Alltech-Hartpury Equine Student Conference will take place on May 2, at University Centre Hartpury, Gloucester.
Now in its eighth year, the conference aims to provide higher education students with experience of writing and submitting an abstract and going through the review and revisions process, through to delivering... Read More
TopSpec Launch Two New Mashes
TopSpec has added High Fibre Mash and Linseed Mash to its range of innovative horse feed.
Mashes are very useful for hydrating horses and volumising their feed. The highly digestible fibre in both these mashes helps to promote the beneficial bacteria in the hindgut therefore helping to maintain... Read More
Entries have just closed for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018 and we are in for another thrilling event in May. Last year’s winner Andrew Nicholson (New Zealand) with the evergreen Nereo will again take on double Olympic Champion Michael Jung (Germany) and La Biosthetique – Sam FBW, 2nd twice... Read More
Say goodbye to flies, thanks to Nettex
Summer can be a challenging time for horses and ponies, as they constantly battle to keep flies and other irritating flying insects away. However, the good news is that help is at hand with Nettex’s Fly Repellent Advanced, an extra strength spray which offers long-lasting... Read More
Hulabaloo Wins the Face of TopSpec 2018
After a nationwide search Hulabaloo owned by Kate Massey from Ipplepen in Devon has been chosen as ‘The Face of TopSpec 2018’ in a nationwide competition.
Their prizes include £500 worth of TopSpec feed, a professional photo-shoot and framed print and a top of the range... Read More
Tango and Inky Thrive on Fibre-Beet
Owner Rosemary Brook was looking for a feed to supplement the 24/7 paddock turnout that her 28-year-old Shetland, Inky and 13-year-old Welsh Section D cross, Tango enjoy.
Although both are used to living out, it was important for Rosemary to know they are both receiving the goodness... Read More
Time to Spring Clean the Yard with Grub’s So winter is finally behind us and we can now look to the spring and summer months and plan ahead. This is an ideal opportunity to completely blitz your tack room, feed store, barn, rug racks and stables by giving them a good... Read More
Jonathan Cox of Suregrow UK provides advice on getting your winter weathered paddocks in top form for the new season. As we step into Spring, paddocks and fields will have suffered from their fair share of the unpredictable British weather including rainfall and snow making them nothing more than a muddy... Read More
The incredible Equestrian Vaulters are the third display announced to be in the line-up at this year’s 70th Anniversary Horse of the Year Show, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena from Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October 2018.
With breath-taking feats of gymnastics, exciting somersaults and awe-inspiring acrobatics the talented ‘troupe’... Read More
Based in Sasabe, Arizona, the Rancho de la Osa offers an endless list of adventures, from clay pigeon shooting and 3D archery on the 590-acre property to guided horseback adventures and fat bike riding in the nearby 120,000-acre Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. After purchasing a small herd of Criollo cattle -... Read More
Competition Clothing You WANT To Wear
With the fashion of competition jackets regularly changing it is important to keep up to date with the latest rules and regulations regarding competition wear.
British Eventing rule changes for 2018 state that for the dressage and showjumping phases at Intermediate level and below, jackets may be... Read More
This month on www.equestrianproperty4sale.com we feature a pretty Grade II listed period cottage with about 10.86 acres, and two converted outbuildings. Range of stabling and a sand school. The property occupies a fantastic position at the end of a rural no through lane, with views of the Bedham Hills. This property... Read More
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
Most horses in the UK may not be acclimatised to the low temperatures we are experiencing currently especially as a drop to -5°C or lower with wind chill has come on fairly suddenly. Here are some tips to help keep your horse healthy in this cold snap.
Cold weather often results in... Read More
For all the Equestrians, farmers and smallholders out there, Fresh Group is introducing the petrol post driver to its vast range of smallholder equipment and machinery!
A portable and lightweight commercial grade fence post driver designed to knock round fence posts up to four-inch diameter or smaller and even a 3-inch square... Read More
THE SPANISH BOOT COMPANY STEPS FORWARD WITH THEIR BGA ASSOCIATION!
Country and equestrian style brand, The Spanish Boot Company is proud to announce that they are to continue supporting the British Grooms Association for 2018.
The on-going relationship sees the British company offering discounts across their range of footwear to members and as... Read More
The Roceiro Boots from The Spanish Boot Company are the perfect boot to bring some Latino love to your seasonal wardrobe.
These authentic Spanish style boots are made in Valverde Del Camino and are styled in buttery waxed leather with Good-year welted leather sole for fashion with function.
Available in unisex sizing and... Read More
This stunning competition shirt from Aztec Diamond’s latest collection features a diagonal design on both the back and the front creating a sophisticated look. The shirt has detailing on both sleeves and a chic black rubber logo badge added to the back. The high neck zip opening on the front makes... Read More
Fenwick Liquid Titanium Quick Wraps from Shadow Horse Fenwick Equestrian is dedicated to designing and producing high quality horse clothing that is both stylish and high-performing. They have created Liquid Titanium quick wraps to help boost circulation to the joint to reduce inflammation and promote healing. The smart fabric helps your... Read More
A Guide to Caring for Your Leather Boots with Abbey England
Investing in a pair of long leather riding boots can be an expensive purchase so make sure you are prepared to care for the leather to ensure they last as long as possible and remain in good condition.
Without proper conditioning and... Read More
With Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) set to celebrate its 70th Anniversary this year, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your ticket or to treat that special someone in your life. Returning to the Genting Arena, Birmingham’s NEC this year from 3rd – 7th October, audiences can be... Read More
Childéric Saddles are delighted to announce that they are to be working closely with East Midlands based competition centre and equestrian retailer, Eland Lodge for 2018 and beyond.
The new relationship will see Childéric Saddles supporting the venue with the sponsorship of their first British Eventing Event of the year on 14th... Read More
Speedi-Beet is a highly nutritious micronized (cooked) beet pulp feed which provides an excellent source of digestible fibre and is suitable for overweight horses and ponies, and those prone to, being treated for, or recovering from laminitis.
Due to its unique manufacturing process, Speedi-Beet can be soaked and ready to use in... Read More
The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show will see the popular Ladies Day return on Saturday, June 16. Taking pace in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire from June 13 to 17, Bolesworth International is a spectacular equestrian extravaganza with amazing four-star level show jumping and three-star level dressage.... Read More
Leading event rider James Sommerville has secured new sponsorship with leading footwear experts Grub’s. James (29), a talented 4-star eventer rider based in Yorkshire has been out competing on the professional circuit for many years against some of the top names and made his Badminton debut last May.
With a wealth of... Read More
Anand Patel is delighted to be joining Dengie Horse Feed’s illustrious stable of supported riders and ambassadors, and will now benefit from the dedicated support of Dengie’s expert nutritionists.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have been invited to join the Dengie team. Having the support of such a well-regarded brand is an... Read More
Renwick & Sons, purveyors of the finest equine brushware, are thrilled to welcome International Showjumper Jessica Mendoza as their first Rider Ambassador.
Launched in the late autumn of 2017, the British designed & handcrafted grooming kits are already used by equestrians worldwide, both by horse owners and grooms but the importance of... Read More
Based in Sasabe, Arizona, the Rancho de la Osa offers an endless list of adventures, from clay pigeon shooting and 3D archery on the 590-acre property to guided horseback adventures and fat bike riding in the nearby 120,000-acre Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. New for 2018, the ranch is adding arena based... Read More
A riding centre on the Isle of Wight has become the latest centre to form an association with RDA through its Accessibility Mark scheme. Island Riding Centre gained its accreditation following training and assessment and is now hoping to be able to expand its services to more disabled riders.
Riding for the... Read More
With riding centres, equestrian centres and local stables offering everything from pony trekking across the beautiful countryside to horse therapy, how do you decide where the best place is to learn to ride? Many establishments promote lessons for riders of all abilities, including disabled riders, but how do you know that... Read More
We promise warmer days are on their way, but to fill the gap and designed to set temperatures rising are these hot new fashion drops from Paragon Equestrian. This pre-summer capsule collection brings together a collection of gorgeous basics that you'll want to wear every day, whether you're in the saddle,... Read More
As builders of some exquisite stable buildings, the addition of a new brand of stable interiors to the UK market brings an exciting new development to the Equine Construction and Planning family. Equine Construction are pleased to confirm they are now the sole UK distributors for the elite German stable brand,... Read More
Equetech understands that #equetechrealriders are busy people. We don’t have time to dry clean our jackets or spend time hanging jackets up correctly after we’ve ridden. So, for a crease-free, machine washable, perfect fit, the Equetech Jersey Competition Jacket offers the ultimate competition jacket for riders always in a rush!
This fantastically... Read More
TOPSPEC is sponsoring a new charity pleasure ride raising funds for Dorset Air Ambulance, Wilton Riding for the Disabled and three historic churches of Farnham, Chettle and Tollard Royal that are all in need of funds.
The inaugural ARC Ride takes place across the Cranborne Chase on April 29, 2018 with TopSpec... Read More
For 2018 Horse of the Year Show welcomes a new act to the Andrews Bowen International Arena, all the way from France, Alizée Froment will wow the crowds with her incredible bridle-less dressage display. Commonly referred to as a ‘French woman on a mission’, Alizée is set to make her UK... Read More
TopSpec Performance Cubes are ideal for horses that need to be performing at their very best whilst staying focussed whatever the occasion. The cubes provide energy for work but are ‘Non-Heating’ and are ideal for horses that need to maintain their concentration or are a bit sharp.
Performance Cubes are designed to... Read More
Jan Greene who lives in Bolton, loves to walk her three dogs around the fields and at Leverhulme Park, but at this time of year it can be difficult because of the weather and ground conditions. However with the help of her Grub’s Frostline Boots, Jan now has no problems at... Read More
With longer days, less mud in the field and not as much need to wear five layers of clothing, it can only mean one thing. Spring is coming and with that brings the competition season. For grooms and riders alike it is time; for early mornings, late finishes and the immense... Read More
Equine Construction are delighted confirm their sponsorship of the Keysoe CDI3* Grand Prix, 16 – 18th March, as a further extension of their Dressage sponsorship.
“Dressage is a sport that we are all incredibly passionate about, from breeding and producing horses, to watching our own horses compete at the higher levels.... Read More
CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show returns to the private grounds of Windsor Castle from 9th – 13th May as the iconic Show celebrates its 75th year. This renowned equestrian event was launched in 1943 to support ‘Wings for Victory’ – a war time campaign to raise money to purchase Hurricanes and... Read More
Horse of the Year Show is delighted to welcome back The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Musical Ride to headline the displays at this year’s Show. A firm crowd favourite, the regal Musical Ride fully demonstrates their exceptional horsemanship and the very best of British tradition. The Household Cavalry provides the Queen’s... Read More
Horse of the Year Show is proud to be celebrating its 70th birthday this year, Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 7th October 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena. With a full line up of National Showing and Showjumping Championships, International Showjumping classes, Pony Club Mounted Games Prince Philip Cup Final, Osborne Refrigerators... Read More
Why not secure yourself an amazing discount if you are planning a fantastic trip to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show this summer? For all tickets Wednesday to Sunday, June 13 to 17 you can save yourself a great 40%, through the special Early Bird offer until March 31, 2018. The... Read More
As part of the 70th Anniversary celebrations for Horse of the Year Show, taking place from 3rd – 7th October at NEC’s Genting Arena Birmingham, a new ticket package has been introduced for 2018. The ‘Platinum Jubilee Package’ offers great savings on an all-day Sunday ticket with the view of enabling... Read More
New TopSpec Electrolytes are designed to help compensate for electrolyte loss after heavy sweating. This new additive has a high salt formula, contains wildberry to aid palatability and is recommended by equine veterinary practices and independent nutritionists.
What are electrolytes?
Some minerals are also called electrolytes. This is because when dissolved in body... Read More
The TopSpec range of additives and supplement has recently been relaunched and repackaged with eye-catching new labels, new tub sizes and new additions. Throughout February and March there is a fantastic 25% off all six in the range.
The TopSpec range includes new TopSpec Electrolytes as well as TopSpec 10:10 Joint Support,... Read More
HorseHage is proud to continue the role of Official Forage Supplier at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), which takes place on 3rd – 7th October at the NEC, Birmingham. HorseHage dust-free bagged forage will be available to all horses and ponies competing there. A Royal Warrant was awarded... Read More
UK-based mirror experts Mirror Installs Ltd are proud to announce the launch of an equestrian division, to provide their transformative arena mirrors to both professional and pleasure riders. Mirror Installs have 30 years of experience in helping businesses such as gyms, dance studios and hotels ensure they get the right mirror... Read More
Looking for the very best jumping bloodlines and pedigree in a stallion – with a temperament to match, currently 4th in the World Event horse sire rankings? Standing at Stallions AI, Ramiro B or ‘Roger’ as he is more affectionately known, could be the perfect match for your mare this season.
A... Read More
Can England take the honours in 10th anniversary Test Match?
The teams have been named for the Bryan Morrison Trophy, the international Arena Polo Test Match held annually at Hickstead, with England taking on the USA on Saturday 3 March. It will be the fifth time the teams have... Read More
Alltech Continues Support for Showing Classes at Hickstead
Now in its fourth consecutive year, leading global animal health and performance company, Alltech, is once again providing sponsorship for a number of showing classes at The Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (21st – 24th June).
This legendary event, held each June is a... Read More
As one of the longest standing horse shows in the UK to have been running consecutively for 70 years, this year Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is delighted to be able to share such a memorable occasion with its loyal and supportive fan base as well as encouraging new fans... Read More
British Equestrian Trade Association members are being called on to play a key role in BETA Safety Week, a new, annual awareness-raising initiative to highlight the importance of safety gear and equipment that is correctly fitted, fastened – and up to standard.
Retailers have been encouraged to participate in the week by... Read More
Horse Health Week returns this March as part of MSD Animal Health’s ‘Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy’(KBHH) campaign. The week long event beginning on 5 March, will focus on ‘doing the best for my horse’, encouraging horse owners and vets to advocate preventive healthcare measures.
Vicki Farr, MSD Animal Health’s equine veterinary adviser... Read More
Achieving Inner Greatness with Accessibility Mark
At the end of 2017, Hall Place Equestrian Centre based in Reading gained its Accessibility Mark accreditation.
Riding for the Disabled Association, in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation’s participation programme, launched the revolutionary Accessibility Mark scheme to work with commercial riding centres with the aim of... Read More
Help to Maximise Mobility and Comfort Naturally from Nettex
Nettex Substi-Bute is a ground breaking unique and innovative natural supplement that does not contain Devil’s Claw or any other prohibitive substances. The two products in the Nettex Substi-Bute Range are the Impact Syringe and Maintenance Powder, both containing herbal extracts, plus... Read More
Black Heart Equestrian, perfect for performance…
Black Heart Equestrian has engineered a new style of ladies riding breeches that give performance and comfort like no other pair. High quality technical fabric has been used to create the ultimate fit and an elasticated waist provides superior stretch and unlimited freedom of movement.
These... Read More
To keep their customers fully accessorised from head to toe, Aztec Diamond have introduced a great range of Bamboo Training Socks for this season.
These stylish branded knee-high sport socks are knitted in bamboo yarn with added coolmax for extra comfort. Bamboo will keep feet pleasantly dry thanks to the hollow structure... Read More
On 24th April 2018, The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund are presenting an evening of cocktails, canapés and comedy with award-winning comedian, Rory Bremner headlining this very special one-off London event. Bringing together some of the UK's hottest comedy talent, the event aims to raise funds for this small but incredibly... Read More
In this issue, Dr Tom Shurlock, nutritionist at British Horse Feeds, gives his 10 top tips when it comes to talking about laminitis:
1 - Check.
Laminitis develops in a number of phases. Symptoms such as hot hooves, physical damage such as white line and bruising etc. can appear at any time, depending... Read More
It’s Winter. It’s supposed to be cold. And it looks as though the next week the UK will see a marked drop in temperatures to around -10 to 5°C and possibly more snow if the forecasts are accurate. But should this have any influence on how and when we ride our... Read More
A small change in a horse’s shape will significantly alter the way the saddle sits, making it uncomfortable for the horse and altering the rider’s balance. In addition to the effects of age and condition, eventers will change shape through training, and as a result of physiotherapy. Under a well-fitted... Read More
Love the outdoors? Love horses? Join them together and check-out the best trail riding holidays in the world from Venture Co. This month we focus on “The Nile River Ride and Mountain Gorillas”. Africa has a greater variety of wildlife and in greater numbers than anywhere else in the world. And... Read More
Mears Farm House, Oxhill Bridle Road, Pillerton, Hersey, Warwickshire CV35 OQB Impressive five bedroom farmhouse with stabling, outbuildings and land in a tranquil rural setting. Entrance hallway Kitchen/breakfast room Utility room and cloakroom Dining room Drawing room Five double bedrooms Two bathrooms Cellar Stabling with tack room... Read More
Leading International equine product manufacturers Haygain have expanded their range, launching an entirely unique, revolutionary flooring system that goes above and beyond anything on the market. ComfortStall® combines three key veterinarian-recommended compounds to offer comfort and health benefits unlike any other, beneficial to both horse and owner. Orthopaedic Precision Foam™ padding... Read More
Childéric Saddles are not only innovators in beautiful & bespoke saddle design, but the UK technical team are currently sweeping the UK with their revolutionary ‘Childéric Experience Roadshow’. The events, throughout the coming months, bring together top professional riders and well-respected equestrian names with the opportunity to train and ride... Read More
Purveyors of premium grooming tools, Renwick & Sons have announced their new partnership with The British Grooms Association, an organisation committed to supporting members in their careers as grooms and also offering a vital lifeline in providing support, advice and education. The newly launched brand’s British designed & handcrafted grooming kits... Read More
A North Wiltshire equestrian centre is seeking sponsorship to be able to hold an event offering free equine-assisted learning for autistic children. Rein & Shine’s Hoof Club is running the event in support of the National Autistic Society (NAS), with the aim of benefitting the wider community on a not for... Read More
Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers three frequently asked questions on saddlery. Laurence is twice president of the Society Master Saddlers and a Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses. Q1. People often state that you should be able to fit two fingers width under the pommel, but is this a... Read More
Right in the heart of England, stands a town which has been the centre of excellence for many years when it comes to saddlery manufacturing and production. British made saddlery remains at the forefront of design and diversification thanks to generations of leather craftsmen and women putting their skills to practice... Read More
Well maintained stables are healthier for both horses and people, they are more comfortable to be in and stay in good condition for longer.
Keeping your horses stable in good repair is essential in order to ensure their health and safety as there are multiple micro-organisms that will live in a stable... Read More
Are you looking for a fantasticday or evening out, watchingthe leading names in the world of dressage and show jumping, in a stunning setting while eating delicious food and enjoying high-end hospitality? The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show provides the answer and will provide a brilliant experience to remember.
The amazing... Read More
This season, technical fabrics really do reign supreme with these gorgeous additions from Equetech.
The Equetech Isabella Training Shirt is new for spring and is styled in a technical wicking fabric with a pretty stretch lace panel on the underside of the sleeves for full ventilation. Combining mesh with beauty, this is... Read More
Dr Helen Warren - Alltech
Selenium is an essential trace mineral required by horses and other mammals for incorporation into numerous proteins found in the body. These proteins have major roles in metabolism, immune function, gene expression and fertility. Therefore, selenium is vital for optimum health and performance, ranging from growth in... Read More
Glaze & Gordon, the British-born country and equestrian brand who celebrated their launch at Olympia in December, are delighted to announce that they now stock luxury American equestrian brand Goode Rider and are currently the only UK stockists. Glaze & Gordon was founded to deliver a carefully curated range of high-end... Read More
In this article The Society of Master Saddles provides advice on whether, for the sport of eventing a dressage and jumping saddle are required or if a general purpose is the preferred option.
For an amateur rider competing at their local event and where every penny counts a good general purpose saddle... Read More
After a brilliant response to the new Abbey England Saddlery Scholarship, apprentice Rachel Lok has been chosen as the winner and lucky recipient of £500 worth of workshop tools. Scholarship winner Rachel, had her first taste of saddlery during a week long course, studying under Master Saddler David May and hasn’t... Read More
THIS year’s BETA International saw young and talented apprentices and trainees competing for the top awards in the Society of Master Saddlers’ competitions throughout the three days.
Always a major feature of BETA International, the competitions draw a lot of interest, with visitors able to see quality craftsmanship in the making as... Read More
Hickstead’s July fixture has been renamed the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at the BHS Royal International Horse Show, to reflect the importance of this showcase class and the long-term relationship with series title partner Longines. ©CraigPayne The five-star international showjumping event takes place from 25-29 July 2018,... Read More
Ideal Combined Training Series proving a big hit with riders around the country. With 13 of the 19 qualifying dates for the British Dressage Ideal Saddles Combined Training Championship Series already completed, 104 grassroots riders have so far won the prestigious Ideal ‘qualification ticket’ rosettes to the March National Championship Final... Read More
Wyoming’s TX Ranch is a genuine working cattle ranch, its 35,000 acres straddling the Wyoming-Montana border. Owned and operated by the Tillett family for over four generations, the TX has been opening its doors to guests for over thirty years. An exciting opportunity for riders who want to start out... Read More
Welcome a new Contender from FMBs Therapy Systems
FMBs Therapy Systems has added a new product to its range of advanced therapy rugs for horses, called the Contender.
The Contender, from Activo-Med, is a new rug that applies pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) from the top of the horse’s neck to top of... Read More
Empowering Success with Accessibility Mark
Seventeen-year-old Angel Dancy-Brock has seen her confidence blossom thanks to an Accessibility Mark riding school.
Angel has a visual impairment that means she only has approximately 25 percent vision in her left eye with no vision at all in her right eye. This causes Angel to feel unsettled... Read More
First Aid Questions & Answers
Q. I have just bought my first horse and would like to build up a first aid kit to keep on the yard for emergencies. Can you recommend what products I should include?
A. It can be overwhelming as a new horse owner to choose essential first aid... Read More
Equithème British Riding Clubs Intermediate Winter Qualifier Round-Up
The Equithème British Riding Clubs Intermediate Winter Championship qualifiers are in full swing and the finals look set to be a great weekend of competition.
The championships will be held at Bury Farm Equestrian Village in Bedfordshire, April 27 to 29, 2018, with competitors challenging... Read More
Leading international equine product manufacturers Haygain have turned their focus of expertise to stable flooring systems with their latest revolutionary product, the ComfortStall® Orthopaedic and Sealed Flooring System Launching in the UK this January, ComfortStall® was co-developed with Cornell University Veterinary Hospital, one of the top three veterinarian hospitals in the... Read More
Time is ticking on to the 2018 International Eventing Forum, which takes place on the 5th of February at Hartpury College! The Forum brings together some of eventing’s most influential riders, trainers and mentors for an inspirational day of training for success in the sport of eventing. Whether your goal is... Read More
Official Charity for Royal Windsor Horse Show announced The Free Spirit Horse Memorial Project, a charity which acknowledges the horse’s unfaltering service to mankind throughout history, has been announced as the official charity of Royal Windsor Horse Show 2018, taking place from 9 – 13 May in the private grounds of... Read More
Alltech Helps Support Xena and Her Unborn Foal
Leading animal nutrition company, Alltech, is to continue its support of World Horse Welfare by helping to fund the rehabilitation of an in-foal mare at Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Norfolk.
Xena arrived at Hall Farm in June 2017 as part of a... Read More
Volunteer inquiries are currently being accepted for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). Expected to be the largest sporting event in North America in 2018, the Games will be held at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) on September 11-23, 2018 in Tryon, N.C. Currently, the WEG Volunteer Management Program... Read More
10 Top Tips for a Spring Clean with Stable Shield
In this issue the team at Stable Shield provide ten top tips for a through spring clean over the coming months. Taking your time to thoroughly clean your stables and yard will ensure a bacteria-free zone really pays off.
It is very important... Read More
Beat The Itch before it starts with Nettex Summer Freedom Salve Complete
Nettex Summer Freedom Salve Complete is an advanced formulation used around the world wherever midges are prevalent. It helps repel and protect against insects and biting flies and by applying it before the midges come out in the early spring... Read More
Dressage at Royal Windsor Horse Show has been given a boost with the announcement that Al Shira’aa are to come on board as the headline sponsor. The Al Shira’aa CDI4* Dressage Grand Prix and Freestyle to Music will take place on the evenings of Thursday 10 and Friday 11 May respectively,... Read More
If you love someone, tell them. You probably tell your horses all the time so here are some top products to share the love with your ponies this Valentines Day. If a gorgeous gift just isn’t your bag then don’t worry, a carrot or a polo serves just... Read More
As we kick off 2018 we’re all thinking about our next riding holiday, so Ranch Rider has rounded up a list of the best equestrian escapes for 2018. * Head to Idaho’s Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Located in the state’s scenic Panhandle region, the fourth generation ranch featured in... Read More
Hollywood Cottage in Newton Solney Derbyshire is an exceptional and extremely well maintained property which was created in 1991 from the former Newton Park estate office and barn. The property offers generously proportioned and versatile accommodation, which has been carefully designed to a high standard and includes solid oak doors and... Read More
Luxury footwear and accessories brand Fairfax & Favor has signed a deal to take title sponsorship of the highly popular Rockingham International Horse Trials, which this year runs from 18 - 20 May. Established in 2013, Fairfax & Favor has been a regular exhibitor at the British Eventing affiliated fixture, and... Read More
The organisers of the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (2-6 May) have a new host in the recently acceded 12th Duke of Beaufort, Harry Somerset. Harry has always taken an active role in the Event and knows many of the team, who are very grateful for the estate’s continued support.
Last... Read More
Working with Your Saddle Fitter Developing a solid working relationship with your local Society of Master Saddlers Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter is a great way to ensure you have access to regular advice and support.
With thorough communication and a clear understanding from each party to end results will lead to all... Read More
Equerry Conditioning Mash is a quick-soaking mash for horses that need to gain weight and condition. It is a ‘Non-Heating’ formula with low levels of starch and has a good level of protein for muscle development and topline.
Highly-digestible fibre sources include sugar beet; while oil and linseed promote condition and... Read More
Here’s a heart-warming tale about a little donkey belonging to John Nuttall, whose award-winning donkeys can be seen on the Lincolnshire beaches of Skegness, Cleethorpes and now Mablethorpe.
The little donkey was due to be born in August 2017 and the Nuttall family was very excited at the forthcoming arrival of a... Read More
These beautiful bespoke boots from The Spanish Boot Company are certainly deserving of a royal reception with their regal shade of Purple and majestic Red zip detail.The ‘La Reina’ boot is part of the ‘La Caballeria Collection’ (Meaning ‘Cavalry Collection’ in Spanish) and celebrates the brand’s beautiful range of bespoke boot... Read More
March 24th, 2018 heralds the return of National Equestrian Safety Day, a safety awareness day aimed specifically at the equestrian community. The day has been created by the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund (www.mdirf.co.uk) a registered charity dedicated to helping those injured through riding, handling or working with horses. Now,... Read More
NORTH Yorkshire-based British Horse Feeds is delighted to announce a new three-year sponsorship deal at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials. Well-known for its unique and original horse feed, Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, the company will sponsor the Speedi-Beet Double Feat cross-country fence and the prestigious Horse Inspection area in front of... Read More
With the arrival of winter, extreme weather conditions and tumbling temperatures can make riding and training a little more ‘exciting’ for your horse. Childéric Saddles have two design solutions to give riders a little more confidence in the saddle this season: ‘Childéric Dressage Handle’ is a simple ‘buckle up, fix and... Read More
Falling in love is easy with these beautiful garments from British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech. The Equetech Interlace Breeches are new for spring and feature a gorgeous silicone lace print to knee grips. A beautifully feminine touch to a classically styled pair of breeches.
The Equetech Bella Competition Shirt continues the lace... Read More
The weather was kind, the crowds welcoming and for those equestrians who participated in the London New Year's Day Parade under the hugely popular 'All The Queen's Horses' section, it was certainly another fantastic event to remember by all who took part in this annual event. Eleven months of planning by... Read More
JOHN WHITAKER GIVES A MASTERCLASS
John Whitaker’s assiduous scrutinising of the jump-off course for The Ivy Stakes paid off in spades as he found the most audacious turn which had the crowd roaring their appreciation. The cheers became deafening as his winning time of 33.17 seconds flashed up, signalling the 62-year-old’s second... Read More
MAIKEL VAN DER VLEUTEN'S CHRISTMAS CRACKER
Cool-headed Dutchman Maikel Van der Vleuten, who has so often set the Olympia arena alight, was victorious again, this time on the 12-year-old bay mare VDL Groep Arera C in The Longines Christmas Cracker when shaving 0.19 seconds off the time of one of the world’s... Read More
LAURA IS TOP DOLLAR Laura Renwick was overwhelmed by her spectacular victory on Top Dollar Vl in The Cayenne Puissance. Four riders made it to the fifth round, but Karline De Brabander from Belgium on Fantomas de Muze, Ireland’s Padraic Judge on City Business and 2016 joint winner Holly Smith on... Read More
The world’s greatest dressage riders took to the arena for another night of thrilling competition which saw Sweden's Patrik Kittel and Delaunay OLD clinch the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Freestyle to Music supported by Horse & Hound title with the smallest of margins ahead of Great Britain's Emile Faurie.
Alongside the world-class... Read More
The World's best Dressage riders were out in force on the opening night of Olympia, The London International Horse Show, where Edward Gal (NED) was crowned winner of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Grand Prix supported by Horse & Hound. In addition to the top-class competition, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester... Read More
Olympia, The London International Horse Show (12-18 December 2017), will be coming to homes across the UK with extensive broadcast coverage of London’s international equestrian event on the BBC.
Over fourteen hours of live action will be aired throughout the week, indicating the importance of Olympia as an international equestrian event and... Read More
2018 News & Trends - Authentic Ranchlands Camp Weeks According to Ranch Rider, goal oriented travel will be trending in 2018, with many of us looking to take on fresh challenges in the saddle. If going cowboy (or cowgirl) up in North America is on your bucket list, the tour operator... Read More
Appealing character house of mixed ages with excellent equestrian facilities and about 5.2 acres. Sympathetically enlarged and updated in recent years forming a very comfortable family home. Benefiting from a rural edge-of-village location with far-reaching south westerly views. Russell Cottage is approached from the road over a... Read More
‘Mary King – My Way’ Are you looking at buying a new event horse? Or wondering how best to prepare for the three phases? You may be seeking tips for the ultimate in stable management, or just want to keep your horse happy, healthy and sound. You can find out how... Read More
We are offering a range of stunning driftwood sculptures, imported from Indonesia. These unique pieces of art include a variety of life-size and smaller sized animals as well as furniture. The items are exceptionally crafted from teak tree roots, from trees grown on regulated forest plantations. This hardwood is suited for... Read More
Equithème welcomed as the new title sponsor of the Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year Championship
British Showjumping is delighted to announce Equithème as the new title sponsor of the Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year Championship.
The Championship is one of the most prestigious in the British Showjumping calendar and it is... Read More
From small acorns does gorgeous jewellery grow! Hiho’s new Acorn Jewellery is available now
Hiho Silver’s new Acorn Jewellery Collection is now available, and combines sterling silver with 18ct rose gold vermeil to give it an extra dimension.
The new acorn pieces are made from sterling silver and have 18ct rose gold vermeil... Read More
TOP INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
A stellar line-up of the world’s best Dressage and Driving competitors has been announced for Olympia, The London International Horse Show, taking place from 12-18 December 2017.
Adding to this year’s spectacular Show will be a world-class selection of riders contesting the... Read More
This coming New Year’s Day, ditch the sofa surfing for a fun day out in the capital and grab your horsey fix with entertainment, costumes and colour inspired by the circus world as ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ take to London’s streets in The London New Year’s Day Parade 2018.
Amongst the jugglers,... Read More
Leading British equestrian riding surfaces manufacturer Martin Collins Enterprises are launching a series of TV advertising campaigns and brand videos. This is the very first time an arena surface company have put together a cinematic extravaganza made specifically for the wide screen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULFfo1XwYiw&feature=youtu.be There is much buzz awaiting the release of this... Read More
Haygain is certainly not horsing around! Founded in England in 2008, and having gone through a significant revamp in 2016, Haygain is celebrating a period of tremendous growth. Over the last six quarters the company has on a seasonally adjusted basis quadrupled its turnover. Haygain now offers not just its... Read More
If your leather boots need ‘winter proofing’, this clever little tube will spoil your boots with a beeswax waterproofing & conditioning treatment all at the same time!
Sno-Seal Leather Waterproofing from The Spanish Boot Company helps protect leather from rain, sun, slow and salt and once applied, it dries to a... Read More
MICRO IS MIGHTY!
The Equetech Charlgrove Micro Packable Jacket & Gilet are the perfect lightweight winter warmers every equestrian needs in their riding wardrobe!
Both new additions are styled in ultra-lightweight micro-down insulation and feature a flattering tailored silhouette. The gilet has a beautifully sculptured neckline to keep you warm. The jacket has... Read More
SADDLE BRAND SUPPORTS YOUNG CUSTOMERS
Buying a saddle is always a big investment but buying a saddle for a child is even bigger as the child grows up, so they grow out of their saddle! Saddles are now offering junior riders (Under the age of 16 years) the opportunity to replace their... Read More
Why Choose The Skyline™ Boots from Grub’s
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... Read More
New Gear for The New Year From Abbey England
With a new year ahead of you, why not update your stable for 2018 with some quality equipment from the Stubbs range from Abbey England?
Renowned for their durability, the colourful products are guaranteed to make your stable management routine easier.
As well as being... Read More
Feeling rosy with a designer touch.
Rose gold is really making news this season and Aztec Diamond Equestrian have launched a new Limited Edition Rose Gold set.
Graced with rose gold and pink trims the set consists of base layer and technical leggings which feature the stunning embossed logo. This is a clever... Read More
CSI2* 1.15m winner: Adam Botham and Flipper Nouvelle Adam Botham capped off a successful weekend at Keysoe with a victory in the 1.15m CSI2*, riding Flipper Nouvelle. The seven-year-old Westphalian came to his yard over the summer, having been produced by Megan James and, latterly, Clark Glasgow. Adam bought the horse... Read More
Saturday’s competition dawned bright, early, and frosty at Keysoe, with six back-to-back classes providing a full day of action and excitement.
The five-year-old YH1* class kicked off proceedings, with the strong field jumping a 1.15m course and 18 combinations posting double clears. In the six-year-old class, set at 1.25m, just eleven managed... Read More
The inaugural day of competition at Keysoe saw six classes, and 299 starters, kick off a weekend jam-packed with showjumping action and some of Britain’s most exciting names. The first rounds of the YH1* classes for five and six-year-olds took place today, with 18 combinations executing double-clears in the 1.10m five-year-old... Read More
Mr Williams – The Perfect Horse
A mechanical horse called ‘Mr Williams’ is helping disabled riders at a Cumbria riding school to gain confidence in the saddle.
Mr Williams has been part of the equine team at Happy Hooves Riding Centre since 2014, when owner Alison Noble purchased him realising he was a... Read More
Just Horsing About has recently opened its online shop where owner Claire loves to find and offer good products that work. Things that are a little bit different. Products that you won't find everywhere. Everything in the store is there because Claire either owns herself or uses it with her horses... Read More
With just under a month to go until Olympia, the London International Horse Show, the event’s official charity, Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony, sent their two favourite live mascots, miniature ponies Doris and Teddy, to London for the first time ever to help the Mounted Branch of Metropolitan Police (MPS) on patrol.... Read More
In the context of horse sport, we use fatigue to describe the inability of a horse to continue to perform at the desired level. This may be manifested as a slowing down or not being able to jump as high or performing poorer movements as a test, course or race progresses.... Read More
Dr David Marlin explores the science behind feeding oil to horses and how to choose the best one for your horses needs.
As the temperatures drop, adding some oil into your horses’ diet can be a safe and effective way to help keep condition on older horses and poor doers. However some... Read More
A rare opportunity to purchase a detached 5 bedroom family home with far reaching views and equestrian facilities set within 9.28 acres.
Located in Haversham, Buckinghamshire Otley Farm built in the early 90's offers 4 reception rooms and 5 bedrooms set over three floors making it an ideal family home. The original... Read More
New Stirrups Bracelet from Hiho Silver
Hiho Silver is delighted to welcome the new Stirrups Bracelet, featuring its brand new, exclusive T-bar.
The new bracelet is made using sterling silver and oozes Hiho touches. It’s made up of scaled down sterling silver stirrups with silver links that look like stirrup leathers and buckles... Read More
Christmas with Alanna Clarke When do you hang your Christmas decorations?
About a week before Christmas normally. My Gran comes to stay and we do them together. When do you do your Christmas shopping?
Everything gets done in a panic a week before Christmas.
Do you do anything on Christmas Eve or have any... Read More
Showing Judges announced for Horse of the Year Show 2018
It has been five weeks since HOYS 2017 came to an end, and plans are already taking shape for HOYS 2018 which will be the Show’s 70th Anniversary, promising an exciting line up of displays as well as some surprises along the... Read More
World’s Leading Show Jumpers Head to Liverpool International Horse Show
The world’s leading show jumpers will be out in force at this year’s Liverpool International Horse Show as they battle it out for a place in the prestigious Hope Valley Saddlery Grand Prix on New Year’s Eve.
The Whitaker dynasty will be represented... Read More
Battling the Elements this Winter
In winter, muddy, wet conditions can cause a headache for many horse owners. Mud is a prime breeding ground for a range of bacteria, and when horses are stood in deep, wet mud for prolonged periods of time these bacteria can transfer easily onto their skin.
Ideally,... Read More
Champion’s Winning Ways!
Mention the Grand National and those extra special year’s and 1981 has to go down as one that made history when Bob won on Aldaniti after overcoming cancer.
Thus followed the setting up of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust which has gone on to raise more than £15 million, establish... Read More
CARL HESTER TO PRESENT 'ROAD TO GRAND PRIX' MASTERCLASS AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
Leading British Dressage rider and Olympic gold medallist, Carl Hester MBE, is set to take centre stage at Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2017, performing a special masterclass on Wednesday 13 December.
Hester, who took the... Read More
Easy-to-chew Forage Mix for Veteran Horses
Mollichaff Veteran from HorseHage is a high fibre forage mix that has been specially formulated for older horses and ponies but it is also a great product for those that are unable to consume long forage and require a partial hay replacer.
Many equines, particularly as they... Read More
Freedom Feeder from Shadow Horse The Freedom Feeder, recommended by Veterinarians, Equine Hospitals, Equine Dentists and Equine Nutritionists is available exclusively in the UK from Shadow Horse.
If your horse is at pasture, he's eating closer to the way nature intended and enjoying the benefits. But what if pasture isn't an option?
Enter... Read More
Join The HMB Super Syndicate
Thanks to the HMB Super Syndicate owning an event horse is a hobby in everyone’s grasp and is a great affordable way through which people can share the risks and rewards of horse ownership.
Owning an event horse has never been more inviting, you can experience the buzz... Read More
Grand National Winner Comes Back from Injury to Show Jump at The Liverpool International Horse Show
Irish legend and one time ‘wild-man’ of racing, Paul Carberry enjoyed the cut and thrust of a sport renowned for needing grit and determination in the shape of National Hunt racing.
But for this likeable jockey, life... Read More
Bringing home a new horse or pony to the yard can be a stressful event. While you may be feeling a certain amount of excitement and anxiousness, remember so will your horse. After all, your new equine partner is the one that has been uprooted from his familiar surroundings and companions.... Read More
Private Commissions – Because They Are Worth It!
Mark Sutcliffe’s’ best friend commissioned a portrait of terrier cross ‘Henry’ as a much-needed present just after Henry had sadly died. The passing left Mark, heartbroken, so the aim was to provide him with a meaningful keepsake of little Henry. At a very difficult... Read More
College shortlisted for two national awards
Abingdon & Witney College are in the running to win two awards at the 2017 Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards, it’s been announced.
The annual awards, which “capture and celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education colleges”, saw 119 entries from 68... Read More
Valegro Goes International The Blueberry Stories: Book Four, Valegro Goes international is released just in time for Christmas and continues the story of the most successful and famous dressage horse in the world, Valegro.
In this delightful book, his true-life story continues as the reader is taken on the amazing journey... Read More
Christmas Fun with Grub’s Ambassador Claire Fielding Grub’s fan Claire Fielding has shed some light on what happens on her yard during the festive season when she isn’t riding all her horses or wearing her Grub’s Rainline Boots working on the yard. Enjoy!
1. What is on your Christmas list this year?... Read More
Martin Collins have a ‘Black Friday’ special for this one day only
For the very first time, Martin Collins Enterprises will be joining the Black Friday hype by offering a never seen before discount on CLOPF® fibre when ordered on Friday, 24th November.
This is a fantastic offer for anyone who is wants... Read More
CHRISTMAS IS ON THE CARDS!
Christmas is a time of giving, so how about supporting a worthy charity and giving the gift of a great card?
The new Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund Christmas 2017 Card Collection features four unique and very different equestrian designs to capture the essence of Christmas.
The designs include... Read More
Dates Announced for SEIB Trailblazers National Championships 2018
SEIB Trailblazers Championships are delighted to announce the dates for the 2018 national championship finals, which will be held at the impressive Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire from the 27 July - 4 August. Hosting a variety of disciplines, there really is something for everyone!
Dodson... Read More
Come along to this year’s Westcountry Equine Fair and see the great three day event rider Alexander Bragg provide two masterclasses on each day helping take riders to the next level in this fantastic discipline. The event promises to be an action-packed two days with a fabulous line-up of equestrian stars... Read More
Frostline™ Boots from Grubs
The Grubs Frostline™ boots are perfect for wearing every day and are available in three exciting NEW colours - Azure, Coral and Shale.
Featuring a simple centre seam to give all round foot comfort’, the Grubs Frostline™ boots have been double tested in production and are totally waterproof from... Read More
Feeding for Winter Condition Feeding our horses to keep them in the best possible condition can cause a headache for many of us, especially over the colder months if we have a picky horse or one with a poor appetite. Dependant on age, breed and work load, horses will naturally tend... Read More
NEW - TRAVELLING LIGHT
The NEW DPL Dressage Saddle from the bespoke Childéric Saddles collection takes saddle design to a new level of lightness with an anatomically designed carbon fibre moulded head on the unique Childéric tree.
Offering enhanced flexibility, the combination of carbon with wood marries for a closer connection and feel... Read More
Nettex – keeping mud fever away
If you believe that prevention is better than cure, then let Nettex help you protect your horse from mud related conditions. Nettex Muddy Marvel Barrier Cream is a breathable and highly effective waterproof barrier that provides antibacterial protection against wet and muddy conditions. This advanced formula... Read More
Louise claims BETA Equine Thesis of the Year title
Reaseheath College student Louise Swindells has won the 2017 BETA Equine Thesis of the Year award for her dissertation An Investigation into the Efficacy of Steaming Hay for Horses.
Left to right: judging panel chair Dr Georgina Crossman, award winner Louise Swindells, BETA chair... Read More
Aztec Diamond Equestrian – Technical Breeches Aztec Diamond’s technical breeches combine elegant styling with performance fabrics. Made from high quality, four way stretch fabric and lined in soft touch Lycra they offer wicking and cooling technology. The performance fabric is breathable, light weight, water and stain repellent, durable and fast... Read More
The organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Shire horses have announced that the show will once again be staged in Staffordshire. The 2018 National Shire Horse Show will be held at Staffordshire Showground from 16th to 18th March – and is expected to attract more than 250 pedigree Shire horses.... Read More
Be part of our dream to build the first ever RDA National Training Centre. For just £30 you can buy a virtual brick and help us create an inspiring home for the future of training at RDA. Every penny you can give will help us to train more coaches, support our... Read More
Sir Anthony ‘AP’ McCoy and Frankie Dettori, MBE, have announced a stellar line-up of jockeys, past and present, to take part in the Markel Champions Challenge, in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund at Olympia, The London International Horse Show (12-18 December 2017). For the first time... Read More
A clean competition at Horse of the Year Show
During the week of Horse of the Year Show, which took place at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena from 4th – 8th October this year, four animals from the Showing classes were randomly selected to undergo a dope test. They were: Clantara Shadow Play,... Read More
Equestrian and country celebs set to appear at trade fair
BETA International enjoys an enviable reputation for the quality of its celebrity guests and speakers. In 2018, the show is certainly not resting on its laurels, as it welcomes both equestrian and country personalities – one of eventing's best-loved riders, William Fox-Pitt,... Read More
Tyrex 600 D Technique Rug by Equithème
The Equithème Tyrex 600 D Technique rug, helps keep your horse warm and comfortable.
The turnout rug is breathable and waterproof and is made from 600 Denier ripstop polyester, with taped seams and polycotton lining.
Real sheepskin padding at the withers helps to avoid rubbing keeping the... Read More
Hundreds of graduates toasted their academic achievements with family and friends at Gloucester Cathedral today at Hartpury’s graduation ceremony. Students graduating in the subjects areas of animal, agriculture, sport, equine and veterinary nursing celebrated the successful completion of their University Centre Hartpury degrees on Friday 20 October. Their parents, siblings, Hartpury... Read More
Fibre-Beet is the new sponsor of the British Riding Clubs Festival of the Horse Championships.
This exciting title sponsorship sees a new three year agreement signed for the championship series which is always hugely popular with British Riding Club members. Fibre-Beet is from the British Horse Feeds range of products and is... Read More
A horse of a lifetime, Many Clouds touched the hearts of so many. The film captures the journey of his acclaimed career - from the rise of his talent on the national hunt circuit, to his triumph at the 2015 Grand National which was documented on the Equine Productions’ JockeyCam,... Read More
Injecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research involving scientists at Kazan Federal University, Moscow State Academy and The University of Nottingham has found. The gene therapy technology was used in horses that had gone lame due to injury and within two to three weeks the... Read More
Triple Olympic gold medallist, Charlotte Dujardin, will be gracing the Olympia Grand Hall once again as it is announced she will be conducting a Dressage masterclass at Olympia, The London International Horse Show. Dressage superstar, Dujardin, who retired her Olympic partner Valegro in an emotional ceremony at... Read More
Following Equetech’s successful #equetechrealrider campaign to find four real riders who embodied the British clothing label’s diverse customer base and brand spirit the equestrian fashion brand has finally revealed all the riders in a stunning series of photos to co-inside with their 25-year celebrations this year.
The winners are as follows:
Rowena Day... Read More
Northamptonshire-based side-saddle rider, Jane Harper has had a brilliant summer competing with her talented gelding, Crimewave ll at shows up and down the country. This year Jane changed his feed to Fibre-Beet and the show rings results speak for themselves. Crimewave II - also known as Stanley – is a 17hh... Read More
Optimise Your Horses Suppleness With Advice From Emma McNab
In this issue we talk to Emma McNab about the importance of having a supple horse and how the correct schooling movements can help to improve your horse’s suppleness.
Emma looks at riding accurate serpentines and loops to gain marks in the dressage arena.
When... Read More
The Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police are set to make a fiery return to Olympia, The London International Horse Show (12-18 December, 2017).
Adding to this year’s stellar line-up of entertainment, the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police will be returning with their breath-taking Activity Ride, a phenomenal demonstration of skill... Read More
Ten Things to Remember When Feeding This Winter
As we stare into the depths of winter, our horses will be spending longer periods in the stable with limited access to grazing, if any. Any grazing that is still readily available will have little or no nutritional value to most horses.
Every horse is... Read More
Haygain is a science driven company, with the horse’s health as a primary focus. We are committed to improving equine health through research and innovation in respiratory and digestive health issues. Developed by riders, for riders, we understand the importance of clean forage in maintaining the well-being of the horse.
Our hay... Read More
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth! Try the perfect gift for horse-mad children that adults can ride too... now under £70!
Introducing the ‘Interactive Rocking Horse’ - the ideal gift for pony-loving children, from online retailer (and BETA’s ‘Internet Retailer of The Year 2017’), The Saddlery Shop.
This lovely rocking horse... Read More
Woodview Shangri-La is Victorious in The Price Family Mini Show Pony of the Year Championship at HOYS
Katrina Kozersky’s British Riding Pony, Woodview Shangri-La and daughter Alina Kozersky were picture-perfect from start to finish in The Price Family Mini Show Pony of the Year Championship at HOYS.
After taking the First Ridden title,... Read More
Meet Event Rider Harriet Morris-Baumber
Here we talk to event rider Harriet Morris-Baumber about her many achievements and her busy life with her team of horses.
What are some of your biggest achievements?
I have ridden for Great Britain internationally and have been lucky enough to train with some of the world’s best coaches.... Read More
Craig Wins British Horse Feeds Recognition Award After a successful weekend at the British Horse Feeds Red Dagon Festival of Endurance there was one last prize to be awarded!
Like any competition, not just in Endurance, it is always helpful to have someone there to support and offer a helping hand.
The prestigious... Read More
The Equestrian Focus at Farm Business Innovation 2017 has been designed to support Rural Entrepreneurs wishing to start up in the sector or those searching for new ways to evolve their existing equestrian business. Whether you are looking to generate more visitors or to improve an established equestrian facility, discuss funding... Read More
Now we are in October, despite some nice warm Autumn days the colder nights and mornings probably have most of us reaching for our body-warmers, fleeces and jackets when we go to see our horses. But does this mean its time to start to drag out the rugs and blankets from... Read More
Keep your horse happy and healthy this winter with New SPILLERS® SPEEDY-MASHFibre. It’s a new super-fast soaking sugar beet blend with an irresistible apple aroma and it takes less than a minute to prepare. SPILLERS® SPEEDY-MASH Fibre is high in fibre, low in starch and molasses free so it’s suitable for... Read More
Specialist tour operator, Ranch Rider is launching an exclusive, three part riding holiday. The nine night Classic Arizona Adventure, will depart on 15 November, the itinerary including three night stays at Tucson’s White Stallion Guest Ranch, the Tombstone Monument Ranch and Sasabe’s recently re-opened, Rancho de la Osa. Tony... Read More
Maple House is a contemporary four double bedroom detached house which is set on the fringes of the sought-after Suffolk village of Hintlesham. Adjacent to Maple House are superb equestrian facilities, set on a plot in excess of 5 acres, which will be appreciated by a serious rider.
Together with the 7... Read More
This year’s prestigious British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance was once again hugely successful with competitors travelling far and wide to compete. The hugely popular event took place in the beautiful countryside at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.
British Horse Feeds sponsored the Speedi-Beet Red Dragon (2 x... Read More
Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer, Dean of the School of Equine Management and Science at the Royal Agricultural College talks about the different types of haylage and their uses.
(Look out for the part 2 to this article where she discusses the challenges posed by the different types of haylage.)
Haylage is fermented forage that... Read More
Kathryn Ellison hailed the biggest win of her career after posting a stylish victory in the prestigious Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship at Horse of the Year Show. The West Dorset showjumper emerged victorious with her home-bred nine-year-old bay mare, Cherokee Bay, following a five horse jump-off, clocking a time of 42.93... Read More
It was the fifth and final day at Horse of the Year Show and it was the day of champions. Following a week of incredible showing talent in the TopSpec Arena, the 12 Champion ponies from across the week were picture perfect in the Andrews Bowen International Arena for the Ruckleigh... Read More
The penultimate day at Horse of the Year Show, held at Birmingham’s Genting Arena NEC and there was not an empty seat in the house. Both the Retail Village and the HOYS Live Zone were packed out with both arenas buzzing throughout the day.
For the showjumping fans, the national riders contested... Read More
ay three at Horse of the Year Show saw the start of the International Showjumping, with a fantastic line up of both British and foreign talent. Taking the Grandstand Welcome Stakes was Irish Nations Cup rider, Anthony Condon. Now based in Cheshire, Anthony won in thrilling fashion to take the £3,300... Read More
Day two at Horse of the Year Show, being held at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena, had some unbeatable athletes and VIP guests to boot. Double Olympic dressage Champion, Charlotte Dujardin, produced a profound performance in front of HRH the Princess Royal. Charlotte, riding the shining eight-year-old prospect Mount St John Freestyle,... Read More
Yorkshireman Matt Sampson added his name to a who's who of British Showjumping when he won the prestigious Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship at Horse of the Year Show, Birmingham’s NEC. Matt, who is now based in Sussex, guided the eight-year-old grey mare Ebolensky to victory by more than two seconds... Read More
It was a night to remember on day two of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) as HRH Princess Anne made a very special appearance to present the prizes of the prestigious NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Ridden Pony of the Year Championship. As a past competitor, judge and visitor,... Read More
It was a worthwhile trip for Alison Talbot when her five-year-old gelding Young Lochinvar was crowned Topham Barnes Hack of the Year Champion on day two of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), at the NEC Birmingham. By the late Kilvington Scoundrel and out of Fair Ellen, the youngster displayed pure... Read More
Double Olympic dressage Champion, Charlotte Dujardin, produced a profound performance in front of HRH the Princess Royal at Horse of the Year Show on Thursday evening.
Charlotte, riding the shining eight-year-old prospect Mount St John Freestyle, claimed an emphatic victory in the Dressage Future Elite Championship, with Maria Eilberg finishing second aboard... Read More
Laburnum Richard pulls off the perfect end to a perfect day in The British Show Pony Society Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Pony of the Year. After settling for second place in her section last year, Amy Smith was “gobsmacked” when her 10-year-old Connemara gelding Laburnum Richard not only took the... Read More
David Curtis’ 10-year-old Percheron gelding, Hales Hector, has rounded off his first year as a ridden horse with utter style by claiming The Barber Family British Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year Championship. Ridden to success by Household Cavalry Corporal of Horse, Jamie Bradbury, the horse known as Tim at home... Read More
A firm favourite at Horse of the Year Show, the Virbac 3D Worming Pony Club Mounted Games highlights the sheer athleticism and team work displayed by these young riders and their ponies. This is the seventh consecutive year that Virbac 3D Worming have sponsored the event, a competition which is extremely... Read More
Wiltshire teenager Tahnia Jordan-Jones produced a stunning performance to win the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers class at the Horse of the Year Show. The 15-year-old, from Swindon, set a scintillating pace that proved way too hot for the rest on her wonderfully aptly-named 11-year-old grey gelding Jumper.
They were among a remarkable... Read More
Freda Newton’s five-year-old Irish Sport Horse Ebony King displayed wisdom beyond his years to impress the judges and claim the prestigious Small Show Hunter of the Year Championship title ahead of 28 starters on his debut appearance here at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).
Bought from Dublin last year, where he... Read More
Day one of Horse of the Year show 2017 got off to a flying start in the Horseware Bronze League Championship and Silver League Championship. Emma Sargeant from Staffordshire turned back the clock as she claimed a superb victory in the Silver League Championship on Fool's Business, winning two years after... Read More
Horse of the Year Show 2017 Equestrian of the Year Award went to GB Para-dressage rider Sophie Wells. Fresh from her time on the podium at the Para-European Dressage Championships in August, Sophie was presented with the award under the Andrews Bowen International Arena spotlight.
Sophie who was born in 1990... Read More
Chloe Winchester described her opening day win at Horse of the Year Show as "what dreams are made of." Chloe, from Suffolk, triumphed in the Talent Seekers, incorporating the seven-year-old, Championship, with Louise Saywell riding Mac Uwe finishing in second place on the leading seven-year-old. Chloe's jump-off time of 37.11 seconds,... Read More
When Daniel Brian Carroll bought a five-year-old gelding with “no job to do” straight from the field, he had an inkling success was in the pipeline. Fast forward three years and Red Why Salute has proven his class and clinched the prestigious Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year Champion title on... Read More
Nicole Pavitt continued her recent domination of the Connolly's Red Mills Senior Newcomers Championship with a stylish performance at the Horse of the Year Show. Just two combinations - Sussex-based Nicole on her mother Sandra's HC Cornet and Adam Botham, riding Jerome Du Luot - went clear in round one from... Read More
Fourth time lucky for Mirv and the Purebred Arab of the Year title. Clare Fitch punched the air in delight as her ride, Mirv, was called forward to take the Simon Constable Equine Vets and Mr & Mrs Roberts Ridden Purebred Arab of the Year Championship. After being placed for three... Read More
Paul Atkinson and Black Boy went two better than last year to win the Horse of the Year Show's Harness Horse and Pony of the Year Championship. Third-placed finishers 12 months ago, Paul and the stunning 11-year-old black gelding won following a nerve-tingling finale in the Genting Arena as the leading... Read More
The Price family’s superstar pony - and reigning Supreme Pony of the Year - Litton Enterprise has made a stylish comeback to the TopSpec Arena on the first day of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) with a win in the Equissage Pulse Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year Championship. Ridden... Read More
Thistledown Van-Der-Vaart does it again! A round of applause roared around the TopSpec Arena on Wednesday lunchtime at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) in appreciation of one fantastic pony who was crowned Brineton Colne Mountain & Moorland Mini Pony of the Year for the third year running. Lucy Richardson’s Thistledown... Read More
There were tears of joy as Ann Leftley’s 13-year-old ex racehorse Beware Chalk Pit took the honours in the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse of the Year Championship on day one of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). ‘Pete’, as he is known at home, won more than £9,500 over his... Read More
The 2017 British Riding Clubs TopSpec Dressage to Music Championships 2017 took place at Bury Farm Equestrian Village.
And this year’s event had a new sponsor with TopSpec, well known for their range of feed balancers and other innovative horse feed, supporting the championships until 2019.
Said Katy Mickle of TopSpec: “We were... Read More
Prolific Horse of the Year Show winner Jayne Ross, from Berkshire, began the 2017 event in trademark fashion at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. Jayne delighted the Wednesday morning audience as she guided 10-year-old bay mare Time 2 Reflect to an impressive win in the Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the... Read More
This year’s Horse of the Year Show features the fifth running of the annual Dressage Future Elite Championship. Taking place during the evening performance on Thursday 5th 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
Just one day to go until the start of Horse of the Year Show, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena from Wednesday 4th – Sunday 8th October. A place where audiences can be inspired by world-class international Showjumping along with an exciting line up of national Showing and Showjumping... Read More
Organisers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show (12 – 18 December, 2017) are delighted to announce the Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National will be back in action at the iconic venue, with a fierce line-up of young jockeys following the footsteps of their famous parents.... Read More
Derbyshire-based Stephanie Hill, who is a previous HOYS Finalist, has this year taken the Miss England title and is now preparing for the Miss World final in Sanya, China, on 18th November. As someone who is no stranger to HOYS, Stephanie will be delivering a different kind of performance under the... Read More
With the catwalk dictating that the waist is back, the tweed experts, Timothy Foxx have introduced the Astrid Waistcoat to perfectly tick this trend. The Timothy Foxx Astrid Waistcoat is available in two gorgeous tweeds: Foxglove and Amber (pictured) and celebrates curves with flattering consequence.
The front of the waistcoat in Amber... Read More
Passionate about offering beautiful boots that are accessible to all women, The Spanish Boot Company are highlighting their ‘wide fit’ this season, which unlike many fashion footwear brands recognises that not all of us have long, lean pins! The website has a dedicated off the peg ‘wide fit’... Read More
Equine Construction continued their support of the British Dressage Advanced Medium Championships for a third season with great success. For a second year running the Gold and Silver sections were hotly contested with Charlotte Dujardin running away with victory in the Gold classification. The double Olympic Gold medallist stole... Read More
British Horse Feeds extended their endurance sponsorship this year and were the proud new sponsor of the British Riding Clubs Endurance Team Event. The prestigious event, organised and hosted by Endurance GB, came to an exciting end with the final taking place at the famous Lion’s Tail Ride near Rutland.
British... Read More
A campaign to raise awareness of colic in horses among horse owners pioneered by the University of Nottingham’s Vet School and the British Horse Society has won the prestigious Veterinary Record Evidence Award.
REACT Now to Beat Colic educates horse owners on how to spot the early signs of colic in horses... Read More
Hiho’s 4 Star Roller Bead with diamonds launches at Burghley Horse Trials
Hiho Silver’s exclusive Cherry Roller Collection was joined by a solid gold new addition at Burghley Horse Trials – the 4 Star Roller Bead, which comes with four diamonds around the outside of the bead.
The 4 Star Roller Bead can... Read More
International Showjumpers confirmed to compete at Horse of the Year Show
Get ready to take your seats to witness the greatest names of British 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 World’s Most Famous Horse... Read More
Henry Bell & Co (Grantham) Ltd has extended its portfolio of premium animal feed products to include the new EQUIGLO brand delivering first-class equine nutrition at great value-for-money prices. The first product from the EQUIGLO stable is Quick Soak 10 MINUTE BEET, which is perfect for all horses and ponies.
“This product... Read More
Katie Aims High in the Sport of Eventing
Malton-based event rider Katie Stephens-Grandy is busy producing top quality young horses for her chosen sport.
Here she tells us about her progress and how fit and well her horses look thanks to their TopSpec feed regimes.
Katie is from a farming family based on the... Read More
Busy Year for Society of Master Saddlers This year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ AGM took place at York Racecourse 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... Read More
North Yorkshire Saddles Support Harriet Morris-Baumber
EVENT rider, Harriet Morris-Baumber has secured new sponsorship from leading saddle specialist North Yorkshire Saddles.
With a wealth of knowledge and offering Society of Master Saddlers and Master Saddle Fitting Consultant qualified saddle fitters, the experts at North Yorkshire Saddles will be providing Harriet with saddles and... Read More
Sue Norton is New President for Society of Master Saddlers Sue Norton has been appointed as the new President of the Society of Master Saddlers. Incoming President Sue Norton with new Vice President Chris Taylor.
Well-known throughout the industry and with a successful career running C.H. Brown & Son Saddlery in Oxford... Read More
In 2015 we launched a programme to sponsor 6 female riders and we're now heading into our fourth year. We believe that our Tottie Select Girls are the future of riding and we aim to provide them with kit to ride out in and a platform to speak to thousands of... Read More
The new Equitheme Padded Waistcoat is stylish, fashionable and lightweight making it an ideal garment for taking with you on any occasion or wearing day to day.
This warm yet light and sleeveless padded waistcoat also features a hood which makes it perfect for the rainy, colder weather thanks to its water-repellent... Read More
NORTH Yorkshire-based I’Anson Brothers Ltd, well known as the driving force behind the British Horse Feeds brand has purchased shares in natural health supplements business, The Golden Paste Company (GPCo). From its distribution base in Killinghall near Harrogate, GPCo produce a range of products based on Whole Turmeric.
The business has a... Read More
A study conducted in Europe by Dr. Julie Dauvillier and Dr. Emmanuelle van Erck-Westergren has found that feeding horses Haygain steamed hay could reduce the incidence of IAD by 63%.
482 horses which had been referred for a regular health check, poor performance or respiratory issues, were scoped and their case history... Read More
New Ramilo Riding Boot from Grubs
The new Ramilo is the perfect riding boot for year round competition training from footwear experts Grubs.
This innovative boot offers a highly flexible yet supportive upper, ideal for when in the saddle or simply working on the yard.
The Ramilo is totally waterproof, in the wettest of... Read More
Creating History - The Society of Master Saddlers National Competition From decorative brow bands to show double bridles, a saddle safety handle and ceremonial riding bridle – the classes at the 2018 Society of Master Saddlers National Competition provide plenty of choice for wide ranging skills and creativity.
One of the... Read More
Developing Fitness in the Dressage Horse
In this issue Black Country Saddles sponsored rider, Gary Foggon provides advice on exercises to get the dressage horse fit and the schooling routines he has developed.
Gary has up to six horses on his yard at any one time so good management is vital to make... Read More
Isolation in horses is essential if there is a risk of disease spreading to other horses, humans or the environment so taking special precautions is essential. Here David Jeffreys of Stable Shield Anti-Bacterial Paint provides advice on helping to prevent the spread of disease.
There could be multiple reasons why a... Read More
Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 4th – 8th October, Horse of the Year Show is the perfect family day out for all ages offering everything from top-class competition and adrenaline thrilled displays to the interactive HOYS Live Zone and the Meet the Horses Area where spectators have the chance to... Read More
Pferd Images - the home of high quality equestrian stock imagery Pferd Images is the perfect platform for all of your equestrian imagery requirements. Set up by Samantha Thompson, owner and photographer at Frog & Field Photography, the aim is to offer businesses the high quality imagery they require for their... Read More
Nicola Naylor: Riding to the Top Nicola Naylor will this week compete in the National Dressage Championships, in Warwickshire for the first time. No stranger to dressage, having completed in para dressage championships a number of times, this is the first time that Nicola, who is registered blind, will compete in... Read More
Welcoming HRH The Princess Royal to Horse of the Year Show As organisers of Horse of the Year Show, Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that HRH Princess Anne will be attending Horse of the Year Show on the evening of Thursday 5th October to present the prizes to the... Read More
New from Castle Horse Feeds – Smart Zero Range. A healthier way to feed your horse. Do you have a horse that suffers from a metabolic or endocrinal condition? An excitable horse that loses weight easily? Gastric Ulcers? Or maybe you’re simply a horse owner looking for a healthier way to... Read More
1st Class Images announced as the new Official Photographer for HOYS
Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is delighted to announce that 1st Class Images will be the new Official Photographer at this year’s show, which runs from 4th - 8th October at the NEC, Birmingham.
1st... Read More
The Horse Photographer meets the IRON DUKE
World renowned fine art photographer Matthew Seed – aka The Horse Photographer - has created a sensational piece of fine art for British independent perfume brand, BeauFort London.
This unique and dramatic artwork has been created to launch ‘Iron Duke’ which is the first of a... Read More
An Eqclusive new addition! Eqclusive sponsors Karen McConnell from KA Equestrian Eqclusive, the company dedicated to exceptional, innovative, superior products to make your equestrian life easier, is delighted to announce the sponsorship of Karen McConnell from KA Equestrian. Eqclusive is run by Marta Kotonska and is probably best known... Read More
It’s Fun all the Way at The Liverpool International Horse Show Leaping bikes, racing Shetlands, legendary band names – where else? The Liverpool International Horse Show – Echo Arena – December 29 to 31, 2017. Liverpool is famous for hosting the most iconic steeplechase in the World at Aintree –... Read More
Harry Meade - Caviera Bedding’s latest fan
It’s with great pleasure and excitement Caviera Bedding would like to announce Harry Meade as its newest Brand Ambassador.
Photography credit: Kerstein Hoffman
Caviera Bedding prides itself on producing the highest quality rape straw and miscanthus grass horse bedding from its farm and production facilities in Yorkshire.... Read More
Aztec Diamond Equestrian love stylish horses! If you like to look smart in the saddle, no doubt you’ll want your horse to look great too. Now, thanks to Aztec Diamond you can ensure you and your horse are both turned out beautifully. Brand new to the horsewear range, Aztec Diamond have... Read More
No mud on me!
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... Read More
Management of Horses at Competitions
International event riders Kevin and Emma McNab have a string of horses competing regularly which requires a lot of planning and good organisation, from deciding which classes to enter to the actual day at the competition. Here the Avant sponsored team provide advice on being prepared... Read More
Hall Farm Orton on the Hill Leicestershire
Hall Farm is a period farmhouse with an excellent range of equestrian facilities, all of which are presented to an extremely high standard. 3-4 Reception rooms
6 bath/shower rooms
1 bedroom annexe
Attached stable range with two tack rooms
A range of barns and garaging
Fenced paddocks... Read More
With more than 10 years working in National Hunt Racing, David Jeffreys became increasingly aware of the need to keep yards and stables spotlessly clean and disease free. David together with business partner Tom Fillery identified the need for an antimicrobial coating in the horse world after seeing firsthand the... Read More
Upgrade Your Girls Getaway & Save Up To £896pp According to specialist tour operator, Ranch Rider, increasing numbers of female travellers are opting to saddle up together with friends, the desire to reconnect with nature, unwind and press the pause button in our busy lives, all factors behind the growing demand... Read More
International Rider Sara Squires Joins Black Country Saddles Team
Gloucestershire-based event and dressage rider Sara Squires has joined the Black Country Saddles sponsored team.
Sara is a well-established international rider who started riding and competing full-time in 2010 and quickly made her mark at the top of the sport.
Having a team of eight... Read More
Trevor Breen Claims Second All England Grand Prix title at Hickstead A six month loan of an Avant loader is on its way to leading show jumper Trevor Breen after the Irish rider took the honours in the All England Grand Prix at Hickstead, the feature class of the four-day... Read More
ROLEX GRAND PRIX FROM SPRUCE MEADOWS LIVE ON HORSE & COUNTRY TV - 10 SEPTEMBER 2017
Horse & Country TV is excited to announce that it will be broadcasting the Rolex
Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows in Canada, LIVE in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and the
Netherlands on Sunday 10 September.
Spruce Meadows is one... Read More
Trevor Breen claims second All England Grand Prix title at Hickstead Ireland’s Trevor Breen claimed Sunday’s All England Grand Prix at Hickstead, the feature class of the four-day national show.
Riding his wife Caroline’s mare Bombay II, Trevor set a blistering pace in the 1.40m jump-off and finish on a time of... Read More
Kitty King reigns champion at Hartpury Horse Trials
It was a fantastic five days of competition at this year’s NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials with British women winning all three classes.
Leading from start to finish, Kitty King and Vendredi Biats stormed the Superflex CIC*** to take top spot. With a dressage score... Read More
NEW Grub’s Ciletto SE™ Shoe
The brand new revolutionary Ciletto SE shoe from leading footwear experts Grub’s, is a superb shoe for the equestrian lifestyle.
A whole new level of comfort and performance is guaranteed thanks to its’ 5.0 Technology™, 6mm Nitrocell™ footbed and Duralite™ midsole which absorbs heel and ball shocks whilst... Read More
Society of Master Saddlers Support Rider Weight Study
A ground breaking new study aimed at providing guidelines for the appropriate rider weight for horses and ponies has won the support of The Society of Master Saddlers.
The research is being undertaken by the Animal Health Trust after concern from the industry that too... Read More
New Tail Plait Bracelet launches with snaffle and whip detail from Hiho Silver
Hiho Silver has added the Tail Plait Snaffle Bracelet to its collection, sporting a number of equestrian and country touches that make it really stand out from the crowd. The chunky sterling silver bracelet is made from... Read More
Pom Pom Poncho hits the shelves from Annabel Brocks
Annabel Brocks’ new Pom Pom Poncho is now available to buy. Available in four colour combinations, it’s the perfect way to cheer up grey days and add a little extra warmth to an outfit. The poncho, designed by Annabel, is made... Read More
Britain’s number one showjumper to compete at Hickstead Britain’s number one showjumper Scott Brash will be competing at Hickstead’s season finale, the All England Jumping Championships (31 August – 3 September). The Peeblesshire-born rider, who is now based close to Hickstead in West Sussex, has entered... Read More
Hunting For The Perfect Jacket?
This gorgeous limited edition jacket from The Spanish Boot Company combines a vintage inspired faded print of an antiquated hunting scene with exquisite tailoring. The Egality Hunt Scene Velvet Jacket features astrong military tailored silhouette with two parades of buttons to the front, a high neru collar,... Read More
GET CARRIED AWAY THIS SEASON! French bespoke saddlery brand Childéric Saddles are renown for their freedom of movement, attention to detail and beautiful finish and the new Childéric Balade Rucksack from the Childéric Handbag Collection embraces this ethos with some serious fashion styling.
The perfect accessory for stylish equestrians on the move,... Read More
Long Chained Cherry Roller proves a big hit for Hiho!
Hiho Silver’s Exclusive Cherry Roller Collection has a new addition in the form of the Exclusive Long Chained Sterling Silver and 18ct Rose Gold Vermeil Cherry Roller Snaffle Necklace. This stunning piece is ideal for those who like equestrian style... Read More
Introducing Lara Edwards Dressage
Dressage rider Lara Dyson is delighted to announce the launch of Lara Edwards Dressage. Having been married for two years to her wonderful and supportive husband, Gary, and having enjoyed a lovely year with their daughter, Annabelle the time felt right to rebrand to reflect the change in... Read More
Avant To Launch New e6 Electric Model at Plant & Machinery Show
AVANT is set to launch its new e6 electric model, ideal for all stable and yard jobs, as well being greener for the environment. The fully electric battery-powered loader in the same size class as the Avant 600 series, offering... Read More
Disabled Riders Grow in Confidence Through Accessibility Mark
Accessibility Mark centres are assisting charities to inspire disabled people to participate in new activities, helping them to realise their potential and succeed beyond their perceived limitations.
Riding for the Disabled Association, in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation’s participation programme, launched the revolutionary Accessibility... Read More
Conquering that Daunting Debut at HOYS In the run up to HOYS it is important to be as prepared as you can be without turning yourself and everyone around you into a nervous wreck! The main aim is to be confident in the ring and to know exactly where you need... Read More
Homegrown Phoenix Takes Show Hunter Championships
AN electric atmosphere greeted competitors in the TopSpec Arena for the Black Country Saddles Show Hunter Championship at this year’s Equifest.
And having made the leap from dressage to showing just four months ago, Homegrown Phoenix ridden by Elliot Dowler claimed the championship spoils.
Homegrown Phoenix and Elliot... Read More
Abbey England Exhibits at SPOGA 2017 Abbey England Ltd has announced a new distribution deal with Clayton Leather Group including J&E Sedgwick across Europe. The new agreement will see the team acting as their European agent at SPOGA 2017 and extends their portfolio of products even further in this market place.... Read More
A CHARITY YOU CAN CLICK WITH! Whether you ride for pleasure, compete for your country or work with horses, the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund is a unique registered charity which is dedicated to helping riders and their families affected by equestrian related accidents. The charity has just updated their website... Read More
British brand Emma Brown Tweed are excited to launch their very first Dressage waistcoat at Burghley Horse Trials. The elegant, expertly finished waistcoat has been approved by British Dressage, offering riders a flattering, graceful design to compliment their competition outfit. Emma Brown Tweed offers the most exquisite pieces of clothing for... Read More
Equetech, the British equestrian fashion brand has autumn/winter all sewn up with their gorgeous new collection. From technical performance under and outer wear through to country inspired fashion pieces… The Equetech Kingsley Gilet is the perfect piece to take you through autumn and into spring next year. This technical, shower proof... Read More
Wocket Woy & The Pwoducer, aka jump jockeys Mattie Batchelor and Marc Goldstein, are getting set for Horse of the Year Show following an appearance at the British Showjumping National Championships & Stoneleigh Horse Show on Saturday 12th August. The comedy duo set off around the showgrounds of the NAEC Stoneleigh... Read More
Somerset riders dominate at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials Bridgwater’s Alex Bragg headed the Empire Coachbuilders CIC2* at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials riding Sally Ellicott’s 13-year-old Zagreb.
The gelding led from start to finish, adding just 2.4 time faults to a dressage of 42.4.
“He’s quite an experienced horse now and he... Read More
Two ‘international’ debutants take Somerford’s feature classes.
Both the winning horses of Somerford Park’s two feature classes were making their international class debuts at this weekend’s event and put in impressive performances.
The Rookery Park Stud CIC2*
Izzy Taylor took Somerford’s Rookery Park Stud’s CIC2* feature event with Lady Bamford’s 9 year old progressive... Read More
Toys for Boys atSociety of Master Saddlers National Competition
THE 2018 Society of Master Saddlers National Saddlery Competition will see an innovative and ‘thought-provoking’ President’s Choice class.
This year’s President, Sue Norton has come up with the idea of ‘Boys Toys’ – any leather toy for a boy of any age.
Said Sue: “As... Read More
Society of Master Saddlers’ Question & Answer
Laurence Pearman is a twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler. Here he provides answers to two reader questions.
1, I have had my saddle for three years since I bought my now seven-year-old Irish Draught... Read More
Triumph for Stud Groom in theTopSpec Challenge for the Corinthian Cup QUORN stud groom, Lorna Collins was in triumphant mood as the winner of this year’s The TopSpec Challenge for The Corinthian Cup at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park. Riding the six-year-old Blackrock Ricardo, Lorna started the competition... Read More
EXPERIENCED horse trainer Nichola Reinhard from Ireland knew all about the benefits of Fibre-Beet when she studied horse management and breeding at Kidalton College in County Kilkenny, but little did she know she’d end up using it to save a sick black rhino in Namibia.
Nichola came to the Kuzikus Wildlife Reserve... Read More
STABLE Shield – the leaders in Equine Bio Security – has launched a search for a new sponsored rider to join the team. The chosen rider will get the chance to compete in Stable Shield colours and will receive a host of prizes as part of the sponsorship support.
When it comes... Read More
FEI European Championships coming to Horse & Country TV
The biggest sporting event in the 2017 equestrian diary is coming to Horse & Country TV.
The FEI European Championships are held every two years, and are key qualifiers for the Olympics and World Equestrian Games. They feature Europe’s very best riders and horses,... Read More
Give it a wave! New Wavy Diamante Browband from Kate Negus Saddlery Kate Negus Saddlery is delighted to welcome the new Wavy Diamante Browband to its extensive range of top quality English leather products. The beautifully crafted browband has a flattering ‘wavy’ shape that curves down to... Read More
Championship Win for Matilda and Bella YOUNG Matilda Lanni was in flying form at a rain-soaked Royal International Horse Show when winning the TopSpec BSPS Working Hunter Pony Championship.
Now 13-years-old, Matilda and her ride of six years, Birkinbrook Arabella put in a fantastic clear round over holding ground that saw just... Read More
Fifth Generation of I’Anson Family Joins British Horse Feeds
THE makers of Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, British Horse Feeds, are welcoming the fifth generation of the I’Anson family into the business.
Given the continued success of British Horse Feeds both in the UK and overseas, Sales Director Will I’Anson is delighted that his daughter... Read More
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Real Cowhand?
Sign up for the Ranch Rider challenge & book yourself on an autumn cattle drive or cowhand week. Riding holiday specialist Ranch Rider is discounting several of its authentic western weeks, with savings of up to £418pp available in Wyoming. September... Read More
Wonderful Willa tops off her Hartpury experience with a little bit of Magic
Retaining her lead from the start Willa Newton took the top spot in the Magic CCI** at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials. After yesterday’s second place in the Superflex CIC*** Willa has topped off her competition... Read More
Dolley Whisper dances into top spot today at NAF Hartpury Horse Trials Up-and-coming eventer Franky Reid-Warilow tops the leaderboard at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials, after the first day of dressage in the Superflex CIC***. A European medallist, and a member of the World Class Podium Potential Programme,... Read More
Devoucoux Delivers Extra Sponsorship for Somerford Park Somerford Park are thrilled to announce the continued support and sponsorship by Devoucoux Saddles. Somerford have enjoyed a 4 year working relationship with French saddle manufacturers who have supported Cheshire’s premier equestrian venue across various events.
Devoucoux will sponsor this August’s International Horse Trials... Read More
Evans ecstatic at Hartpury after securing talented event horse’s future Day one of NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials will go down in history, as the news broke that Irish rider Jonty Evans had hit his crowdfunding target to secure his Olympic ride, Cooley Rorkes Drift. In a... Read More
The small but mighty ponies thrilled spectators in the Stepping Stones 128cms Championship Final today on day two of the British Showjumping National Championships at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
Lola Ellis, age 11 from Leicestershire, steamed ahead of the other 19 riders in the jump off to take the... Read More
It was 12 year old Ella Hall from the West Midlands who took the Stepping Stones 138cm Championship Final riding Calusa, an 11 year old coloured gelding. Out of the 17 through to the jump off, Ella set the time early on and held her lead throughout. “I competed at the... Read More
There were a vast amount of entries in the Pony British Novice Championship Final at the British Showjumping National Championships taking place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire this week. With 96 starters and just 29 who made it through to the jump off, the pressure was high for... Read More
In the British Showjumping Pony Silver League 128cm final, 10 year old Laila Caroline took the victory out of a strong class, riding 19 year old mare Dooneen Abby. Laila, who travelled to the show from Worlingham in Suffolk said that it was all thanks to her trainer John Renwick.
“I was... Read More
Having won the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters yesterday with Gangnam Style II, today 15 year old Nicole added both the Pony Silver League 148cm & Under title to her belt with the same horse and also took the Pony Foxhunter Masters title with another ride, Tiernisks Craving Clover owned by... Read More
‘Doing it for the girls’ as the only girl in the jump off, Heidi Palin from North Wales took the spoils in the British Showjumping Pony Silver League 138cm & Under Final. Riding 17 year old Tantassaig Girl Heidi said she felt the pressure as last to go in the jump... Read More
Out of the 11 riders that made it through to the jump off it was Jenna Good from Hampshire who took the title in the Pony Restricted Rider 1m Championship Final. Riding Trewithian Hawkeweed, or Mickey as he is more commonly known, the pair normally compete in BE 100 but today... Read More
Following his win yesterday in the Pony 80cm Open, Hugo Hepburn proved himself yet again in the Marnic Groundworks Ltd Pony 80cm Open, taking the win with his horse Shamus out of 64 starters. Hugo, aged 12 from Somerset, had already tackled the course once with his first ride of the... Read More
With a huge 69 entries in the All Horse Magazine Pony 90cm Open and a rather wet start on day two of the British Showjumping National Championships, it was 14 year old Katy McFadyen riding Mileage For Milo who took the first win of the day. Having travelled down from Kelso... Read More
When Lara Edwards’ promising dressage horse suffered a horrible injury in the field, their future plans flashed before her eyes.
Eight-year-old Felix was enjoying the spring sunshine when he rolled too close to the metal estate fencing, getting his leg stuck. As he pulled himself free the result was a nasty wound... Read More
The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science is celebrating success that is unprecedented among UK Vet Schools in this year’s National Student Survey.
The Vet School, set in rolling countryside at the University’s Sutton Bonington campus, achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 100% from its latest cohort of graduates.... Read More
There have been some alterations to the showing timetable on Saturday 12th August at Stoneleigh Horse Show. Ring 6 will now start at 7am instead of 8am as previously scheduled due to the large number of entries in the classes within this ring. Due to unforeseen circumstances there will also be... Read More
It was not just one, but two wins for the Kings of Wessex School Black Team as they took both the 90cm and the 1.00m Just For Schools National Championships on day one of the British Showjumping National Championships, at the NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.
The team who travelled up for the... Read More
Nicole Lockhead Anderson made a nine-hour road journey from Aberdeen spectacularly worthwhile as she was crowned the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters on the first day of the British Showjumping National Championships which takes place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. 15 year old Nicole has already had some spectacular wins under... Read More
The 12 hour drive from Aberdeen was well worth it for the St Margret’s School for Girls Team after winning the 1.10m Just for Schools Championship concluding what was an exciting first day of competition at the British Showjumping National Championships. The team consisted of Charley Hamilton, younger sister Natasha and... Read More
Shane Breen's daughter follows in her father's footsteps at Hickstead Junior schools A team from the local Handcross Park School were victorious in the Junior Schools’ competition at the Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships at Hickstead (3 August).
The trio of Bryony Martin (Golden Liberty II), Brooke... Read More
The Equestrian Index has acquired the property portal www.equestrianproperty4sale.com
www.equestrianindex.comis recognised as the UK’s leading search engine for equestrian business information, with a large and growing user base.
Over the coming months Equestrianproperty4sale.com will be developing its network of agents across the UK, providing a wealth of available properties and a focussed search... Read More
Horse of the Year Show sponsor donates tickets to children’s charity Seasoned supporter and sponsor of Horse of the Year Show, Ann Overton- Ablitt who is the owner of the Colne Stud in Colchester, has kindly made the decision to donate her 10 best seat gold tickets for the Show... Read More
Farmers & Rural Business Owners 74% More Likely to Diversify Due to Brexit Diversity is the future of farming. More and more farms are looking at branching out into more than one area to establish multiple streams of income which will allow business to remain resilient in times where subsidies... Read More
A new Official Competitor DVD Supplier for HOYS Horse of the Year Show are delighted to introduce their new Official Competitor DVD Supplier for 2017, Display Media. The production company specialises in live broadcast and live streaming, with contacts with major broadcasters including Eurosport, Premier sports and ITV. They are... Read More
The Farm Business Innovation Show is Europe’s leading event for farmers, landowners and estate owners. Voted ‘Trade Show of the Year’ by the EN Awards in 2016, the show is returning to NEC in Birmingham on the 8th & 9th November 2017. This event provides rural entrepreneurs with the inspiration, resources... Read More
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
David Jeffrey’s of Stable Shield, The Leaders in Equine Biosecurity offers advice and tips on keeping your stable a bacteria-free zone. Read on to find out how you can work wonders on your yard and to WIN Stable Shield paint to really enhance your horses environment!
It is crucial that horses are... Read More
Live Streaming at the British Showjumping National Championships 2017 This year at the British Showjumping National Championships, we are delighted to announce that both of the Championship Arenas will be live streamed this year through www.britishequestriansport.tv . The event which takes place from the 8th – 13th August at the... Read More
Hartpury to award its own degrees University Centre Hartpury is delighted to announce that it has been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers by Her Majesty’s Privy Council – a major step towards achieving its vision of creating Hartpury College and Hartpury University, two outstanding specialist institutions side-by-side on one campus.
Taught... Read More
Equithème Support Scottish Riding Club Championships
Leading French label Equithème is supporting this year’s Saddle Up International Scottish Riding Club Championships.
The Championships which is open to all Riding Club Members in Scotland takes place at Auchlishie Eventing Centre on September 30 to October 1 where competitors will take part in dressage, show... Read More
Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton given award in recognition of his Hickstead achievements
Nick Skelton was presented with a special gift from Hickstead today in recognition of his extraordinarily successful showjumping career. The 59-year-old, who announced his retirement from the sport earlier this year, was invited into the... Read More
Grandstand Media Ltd. Appoints New Event Director Grandstand Media Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Wardell as its new Event Director. Emma will assume all responsibility and management to deliver the two prestigious annual equestrian events; Horse of the Year Show and the British Showjumping National Championships... Read More
Allister Hood in seventh heaven after one-two in Supreme Championship
Top showing producer Allister Hood claimed his seventh British Horse Society Supreme Ridden Horse Championship title today at the Longines Royal International Horse Show.
The Norfolk-based showman has won the Winston Churchill Cup – given to the overall supreme champion show horse... Read More
Triple Hickstead victory for Brazil’s Yuri Mansur
Brazilian rider Yuri Mansur secured a remarkable triple of wins this week when claiming the honours in the €200,000 Longines King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead.
The victory came just two days after Yuri was part of the winning team in Friday’s FEI Nations... Read More
Harriet Nuttall on high during Hickstead's Ladies’ Day
Harriet Nuttall headed a female one-two in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup, a prestigious national championship held on Ladies’ Day at Hickstead.
Harriet has been one of Hickstead’s most consistent performers in recent years, and in June she finished runner-up in the Hickstead Derby for... Read More
Nicole lays down the fashion Gauntlett on Ladies' Day
Nicole Gauntlett from Hampshire has been crowned Hickstead's Ladies' Day champion for 2017. The 21-year-old sported a floral, pastel-coloured dress from Chi Chi London accompanied by a pink fascinator from Accessorize, and her outfit caught the eye of celebrity judges Jodie Kidd and... Read More
Horse Riding – An Activity for All
An East Yorkshire riding school has become the latest riding establishment to sign up to a national scheme encouraging more disabled people to take up horse riding.
Oxmardyke Equestrian Centre, based on the outskirts of Gilberdyke, has received the seal of approval to become an Accessibility... Read More
Showjumpers take tea with ‘The Queen’ at Hickstead
Teams from the world’s top showjumping nations had afternoon tea by Royal appointment today when they met ‘The Queen’ in the grounds of Hickstead Place.
Showjumpers from Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, Germany and France posed for a regal photoshoot ahead of... Read More
Paul Tapner times things to perfection in the MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge
Australia’s Paul Tapner secured his first win in the International Arena at Hickstead today when claiming the honours in the MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge. The popular Wiltshire-based event rider produced a perfectly timed round to win on board... Read More
Lauren Edwards adds another Hickstead sash to her collection after 12-year wait Southampton-based Lauren Edwards, 22, had her first win at Hickstead for more than a decade when she claimed today’s final class, the Winter Grades B & C Championship.
She saw off opposition from several of Britain’s leading national riders, with... Read More
Good going the key at Bicton Arena International A raft of eventing legends are heading to Bicton Arena International Horse Trials on August 18 – 20 headed by the doyenne of the sport Lucinda Green who has won a raft of individual and team medals and a record six Badminton Horse... Read More
Excitement for the NAF Hartpury Horse Trials heats up as event course designers promise world-class action Hartpury’s NAF International Horse Trials are set for an exciting weekend of action when the event rolls around in August. That's according to course designer Eric Winter. Winter, who is also course designer at... Read More
Olympic event riders aiming for Hickstead glory A number of Olympic event riders will be contesting this year’s MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge at Hickstead.
Taking place on Thursday of the Longines Royal International Horse Show (26-30 July), this invitational class sees top eventers galloping around the International Arena over cross-country fences.
This year’s... Read More
EQUITHÈME, the leaders in competition and leisure wear for horse and rider, are looking to expand their team and the search is on to find one lucky rider to be a part of their ambassador squad and win £1,000 worth of gear.
Whether you are a show jumper, event rider or dressage... Read More
Five historic trophies to be won at the Longines Royal International Horse Show
Having celebrated its centenary in 2007, next week’s Longines Royal International Horse Show (26-30 July) is 110 years old this summer, making it one of the oldest horse shows in the world.
The Longines Royal International Horse Show has been... Read More
SEIB Trailblazers Championships 2017 SEIB Trailblazers Championship 2017 series has enjoyed another thrilling year of qualifying rounds and competitors have their sights firmly fixed on competing at the prestigious Championship Finals at Stoneleigh Park 28 July - 5 August. Trailblazers two Master Classes, supported by Supreme Products, will... Read More
Watch Highlights from the Alltech Ideas Conference Online ‘ONE’ - The Alltech Ideas Conference, was held recently in Lexington, Kentucky, and featured a host of focus sessions specifically dedicated to the equine industry.
Experts and enthusiasts alike gathered for intriguing discussions on innovations in the industry, with 4000 people attending from... Read More
Foot perfect at the Longines Global Champions Tour Martin Collins are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the contract to provide the surface for the Longines Global Champions Tour 2017, London Chelsea. The event will take place at the prestigious Royal Hospital Chelsea in the heart of London, marking... Read More
HANNAH’S WILLBERRY WONDER PONY TO BE OFFICIAL CHARITY AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW 2017 Olympia, The London International Horse Show is delighted to announce Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony as the event’s official charity for 2017. Founded by the late Hannah Francis, a successful young... Read More
So, the girth won’t go up as many holes as usual… or perhaps it’s not even going up at all and you’ve recently swapped to a bigger one. No need to strain your eyes trying to spot your equine friend out in the paddock, you can spot that big old cresty... Read More
New Sleeveless Equithème Mesh Polo Shirt
With a tailored cut and official high collar, the sleeveless Equithème Mesh Polo Shirt is a great choice to go under your competition jacket.
This light-weight and breathable shirt is comfy for riders to wear and is fastened with five buttons on the front near the chest.
For... Read More
Showjumping's most famous family feature on British squad at Hickstead
Several members of the famous Whitaker showjumping family have been named on the Team NAF-sponsored British squad for the upcoming FEI Nations Cup™ leg at Hickstead (Friday 28 July).
Brothers John and Michael have been lynchpins of the British team for years, and... Read More
Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary Gets Support From HorseHage HorseHage, manufacturer of the well-known dust-free bagged forage and the Mollichaff range of fibre feeds and chaffs, is supporting two rescued equines at Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. The two animals, Oscar – a 17.2hh Thoroughbred, and Rupert – a 13.2hh... Read More
ROLEX GRAND PRIX FROM AACHEN LIVE ON HORSE & COUNTRY TV 23rd JULY 2017 The Rolex Grand Prix from the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen will be broadcast live on Horse & Country TV in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and The Netherlands on Sunday, July 23rd.
The Rolex GP from Aachen is... Read More
Elite competitors and world-class show jumping will be on display at CHIO Aachen this July, as the sport’s leading riders compete in the first equestrian Major of the year.
Each summer over 360,000 spectators travel to the iconic equestrian venue in West Germany to watch five disciplines of equestrian sport over 10... Read More
Superstar Spencer finishes Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage in fine style It was an action-packed last day at Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage with the best of British-bred ponies taking the top spoils and another win for Olympian Spencer Wilton. The last to go in the final class of the day was... Read More
Dancing to the beat of Beauty and the Beast and Bake Off on Festival day three. Photos show Charlotte Dujardin riding Hawtins Delicato and Spencer Wilton aboard Super Nova II. Dancing to the beat of Beauty and the Beast and Bake Off on Festival day three The... Read More
Watch the Longines Royal International Horse Show on Sky Sports
Three days of showjumping from the Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
The event will be shown live on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with coverage produced by top sporting broadcaster IMG. Alongside the televised... Read More
We Did It! On May 1st, 2017, Grub’s Boots supported Meirion Owen, a well-respected sheepdog handler, judge and event organiser in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for ‘The Most People Throwing Wellington Boots Simultaneously’. After long deliberation and final checks with marshals, the record was broken and a... Read More
Dressage at Hickstead unveil new Martin Collins Ecotrack arenas Dressage at Hickstead and Martin Collins Enterprises are delighted to announce their partnership for the forthcoming competition seasons. Martin Collins Enterprises are now the official surface supplier for Dressage at Hickstead. The international competition venue in West Sussex is upgrading two of... Read More
A new sponsor for the National 4 year old Championship at the British Showjumping National Championships Horse First Supplements have been confirmed as the new sponsor for the National 4 year old Championship at the British Showjumping National Championship which takes place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire 8th... Read More
More than 35,000 visitors came through the gates at the All England Jumping Course for last month’s Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting. With considerably better weather for this year’s event compared to that of 12 months ago, the gate figures were up by more than five percent.... Read More
This simple, stylish baseball cap from Aztec Diamond Equestrian comes in five must have colours; Navy, Grey, Black, Burgundy and Pink. Crafted from the highest quality pure cotton it is soft and breathable making it perfect for a whole host of activities. This super stylish, sporty baseball cap looks effortlessly chic... Read More
Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that renowned country property specialists, Fine & Country, has come on board as supporters of the British Showjumping National Championships this year which takes place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire 8th – 13th August.
Regularly featured in Horse & Hound, Fine &... Read More
The 2016 Dressage Future Elite Championship winner, Hawtins Delicato, has recently been announced as Carl Hester’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games hopeful. The drive behind the Dressage Future Elite Championship is to showcase the most promising Grand Prix dressage horses of the future, making this an incredible success story for the initiative... Read More
Local Olympic legend Charlotte Dujardin left the rest of the field standing in both classes she contested on day two of Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage. Watch live stream here: http://hartpuryfestivalofdressage.co.uk/visitors-information/live-stream/ With two rides in the Elite Stallions Young Horse Prix St Georges, in which riders were competing for a spot... Read More
Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage got off to a great start in the sunshine as all of the top spots in the International Para Dressage competition were clinched by the home team.
The FEI CPEDI3* Team Test Grade V kicked off the day in which Sophie Wells and her own Fatal Attraction stormed... Read More
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Simon Reynolds Black Country Saddles sponsored Simon Reynolds is thriving on success again this season after finishing on a high note at Royal Windsor Horse Show in May when Morrows Marksman (Bentley) topped the open heavyweight cob line-up. But what is it that has... Read More
KENTUCKY HORSEWEAR ANATOMIC GIRTH
New girth design from Kentucky offering maximum freedom of movement.
Specially shaped and designed to follow the horse’s natural movement, the Kentucky Horsewear Anatomic Girth available from leading equestrian retailers offers both comfort and freedom. It relieves the horse’s shoulders and elbows, reducing pressure and the risk of injury.... Read More
Laurence Pearman is a twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler. Here is provides answers to reader questions. 1, I've bought a lovely second-hand saddle for my horse, but it's brown and his bridle is black. Is it possible to... Read More
Nettex launch V.I.P.® Hoof Builder
VISIBILITY…INTEGRITY…PERFORMANCE Nettex launch Hoof Builder as part of their new V.I.P.® range of products.
V.I.P.® Hoof Builder provides the building blocks for your horse to maintain healthy, strong hooves. Its V.I.P. formula combines high levels of biotin with fundamental micronutrients necessary to support healthy, strong hooves and encourage... Read More
Get Close Up and Personal with a Leading Rider Coursewalk at The Liverpool International Horse Show HAVE you sat watching leading riders walk the courses at some of the major horse shows in the country and wondered what they are thinking and what goes through their minds? Well here’s your... Read More
NEW Colorado Wilderness Camp | Celebrate Canada’s 150th | Charity Cypress Hills Wish Ride | Val Kilmer To Ride Into Tombstone | Colorado Ranch Launches Cookbook | Riding Holiday Sale ON NOW!…
This ranch season, there’s even more reason to hit the trail with riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider. Colorado's Zapata... Read More
We have teamed up with Equestrian Index to offer a pair of tickets to the Longines Royal International Horse Show on Thursday 27th July. The feature class on Thursday 27 July is the MS Amlin Eventers' Challenge, a competition that brings the thrills, spills and speed of cross-country to Hickstead’s... Read More
With so many competitors who have already picked up their qualifying tickets to the British Showjumping National Championships set to take place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire 8th – 13th August, there is still time for many more to qualify. Summer shows are well underway and for those... Read More
With only five weeks left before the start of the British Showjumping National Championships, hundreds of riders around the UK have secured their place at the highly coveted finals held at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire 8th- 13th August. Sophie Huntley, age 15, from Salisbury has qualified for the... Read More
Up-and-coming Hartpury event rider Victoria Leabeater will take the next step her in development as she represents Great Britain as part of the team at the upcoming CIC2* European Eventing Championships. Leabeater, who has just finished the first year of her BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science degree, is set for an... Read More
I’Anson, parent company of British Horse Feeds, will donate £60,000 over three years to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity to support its lifesaving work throughout Yorkshire. The company will fund the donation out of the savings it is set to make from replacing its old style conventional lighting with energy efficient... Read More
TOPSPEC is running an amazing sponsorship competition where one lucky winner will receive £5,000 worth of prizes.
Whatever your chosen discipline, show jumping, dressage, eventing, showing or endurance the competition is open to everyone and the North Yorkshire-based horse feed experts wants to hear from you!
The 2016 sponsorship search was awarded to... Read More
TopSpec Sponsor British Riding Clubs
Dressage to Music Championships
TOPSPEC is the new sponsor of the British Riding Clubs Dressage to Music Championships.
The sponsorship is a new foray for the North Yorkshire-based company well known for their leading range of feed balancers and other innovative horse feed.
This exciting new title sponsorship sees a... Read More
The countdown is on to the British Showjumping National Championships 2017 Featuring many National showjumping titles and daily supporting classes along with retail stands, children’s activities, hospitality offerings, catering facilities, a fully licensed bar, singing and maybe even dancing……the countdown is on to the British Showjumping National Championships 2017! Taking... Read More
Olympic legends set to showcase their skills at Hartpury Festival of Dressage Olympic legend Charlotte Dujardin is set to wow the crowds on each day of the Festival of Dressage at Hartpury with a host of her up-and-coming horses. Running from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th July, there are lots of... Read More
The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund (www.mdirf.co.uk) is asking all equestrians to consider their charity via their new campaign ‘MDIRF Summer Of Love.'
Supported by high profile names including top riders Spencer Wilton, Nick Skelton and equestrian TV presenter Steven Wilde, the #mdirfsummeroflove campaign aims to raise awareness of the charity’s invaluable... Read More
Alltech Showing Classes at Hickstead Attract Top Riders
There was strong competition in the showing classes at the The Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, with many of the country’s leading show riders and producers competing.
In the beautiful sunshine the top horse and rider combinations contested a wide range of classes, which were... Read More
Expansion for the Equithème Ambassador Team Equithème, the stylish French brand well known for its cutting edge rider and horse wear is delighted to announce new sponsorship support for top event riders Astier Nicolas and Victor Levecque.
With a team gold and individual silver at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Astier needs no... Read More
PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE This stunning Childéric Short Stud Guard Girth combines protection and performance in one tack room essential. Styled in beautiful soft buttery leather, the anatomically designed girth features softly padded edging for comfort and is cut to allow the girth to sit in the correct position, without catching... Read More
New specialist business covers all of your equestrian bookkeeping and office requirements Meadow Office Services are thrilled to announce their official launch. The business, which has been created by Caroline Gudgeon, aims to help the equestrian business owner with all aspects of office work including bookkeeping, payroll, admin and diary planning.... Read More
Tarzan Loves the Camera
In our last update on Tarzan three months ago, he had just celebrated his first year at World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre and was really starting to grow in confidence.
This new-found contentment has shown real improvements in Tarzan’s condition which has seen him grow... Read More
Training a Young Horse for Cross Country – Where to Start?
As riders know, a young horse in training comes with challenges and excitement, especially for riders whose discipline is eventing.
Presenting a young horse to a cross country course early on in its career is quite important because it enables the horse... Read More
Adventure De Kannan took part in a special retirement ceremony just before the Al Shira’aa Derby at Hickstead (Sunday 25 June).
Together with Ireland's Trevor Breen, 'Addy' has won most of Hickstead’s biggest classes, including the British Speed Derby, the Eventing Grand Prix, the All England Grand Prix, the Queen Elizabeth II... Read More
Matthew Sampson denies former winners in British Speed Derby Yorkshire rider Matthew Sampson had his name added to the roll of honour in the British Speed Derby today at Hickstead.
The 26-year-old was drawn 11th out of 30 riders in today’s feature class, but he set a blisteringly quick time of 92.73sec... Read More
Nigel Coupe secures first Al Shira’aa Derby victory
Britain’s Nigel Coupe rode Golvers Hill to victory in the Al Shira’aa Derby today at Hickstead, following a two-way jump-off with Harriet Nuttall.
Nigel, 46, first rode in this class in 1990 and has been knocking on the Derby door for a number of years,... Read More
HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh took time out of Polo at Guards Polo Club to watch the Meet of the Champions and Parade of the British Driving Society, of which The Duke is Patron.
The 53rd Annual Show of the British Driving Society took place on Smith's Lawn... Read More
Horse of the Year Show is proud to present the new HOYS Live Zone for 2017 which will be located in the renowned HOYS Retail Village at the NEC Birmingham from 4th – 8th October. The new staged area will incorporate a fabulous line up of guest speakers, interactive sessions, celebrity... Read More
Abingdon & Witney College has received a prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework Silver award for its higher education programme, it’s been announced. The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government and now managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), recognises excellent teaching and learning across the UK’s higher... Read More
Dora the Speedi-Beet Pony Retires at Home
23-YEAR-OLD Dora, the original face of Speedi-Beet, has returned home to retire with the I’Anson family, makers of British Horse Feeds, after 13 years away.
11.2hh chestnut mare Dora (Techon Diodey), was bought as a four-year-old by the family for their eldest daughter Hattie, who was... Read More
University Centre Hartpury has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. The university centre is one of only 59 UK higher education providers to achieve Gold, putting it in the top 20% nationally. It also holds the only Gold TEF award in the whole of Gloucestershire.
Currently in its... Read More
Feathered and fabulous - the new Evemy & Evemy Pluma Silk Scarf
Evemy & Evemy is thrilled to introduce the brand new Pluma silk scarf. This classic 100% silk scarf is printed with hand-drawn game bird feathers and made in England.
Inspiration for the scarf was taken from the great British countryside. Founder... Read More
Abingdon and Witney College best in England for Level 3 courses
Students on a Level 3 course have the best chance of achieving their qualifications if they study at Abingdon and Witney College rather than any other college in England, a recent government report has found. Published by the Department for Education... Read More
Watch the Al Shira’aa Derby live on Hickstead.TV Viewers will be able to watch all the action from the International Arena online during this week’s Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (22-25 June).
A mix of national and international showjumping, showing and driving classes will be broadcast live to viewers on the... Read More
Grub’s Launch New OutlinePerformance Boot Performance boot experts Grub’s has refreshed its short OutlineBoot for spring/summer 2017 and is set to be a huge hit during the warmer weather.
Incorporating the latest technology, the Outline sole has a simple centre seam, giving all round foot comfort.
Underfoot, the 6mm Nitrocellfootbed provides a... Read More
Liverpool International Horse Show 2017
Support Riding and Pony Clubs Initiative THE organisers of this year’s spectacular Liverpool International Horse Show, December 29, 30 and 31 have launched an exciting new initiative for Riding Club and Pony Club members. With the aim of supporting Riding Clubs and Pony Clubs in their... Read More
Luxe Saddle Pad from Equithème
The Equithème Luxe Saddle Pad is ideal for horses who have sensitive skin or are subject to chafing injuries, as this new saddle pad is entirely lined with soft touch synthetic sheepskin.
Inside it also has 10mm of foam padding to provide optimum comfort between the horse and... Read More
A Smart move for Castle Horse Feeds Smart horse owners are always looking to feed their horses the very best possible, without breaking the bank, and new developments by Castle Horse Feeds are set to make that a whole lot easier.
Castle Horse Feeds was launched in 2001 by Hay & Brecon... Read More
My Horse Box to Start Raising Money for Equine Charity
Just 7 months since launching, My Horse Box are delighted to announce that they’re
raising money for Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, the worldwide equine
charity that protects and improves the lives of working equines and the people who
depend on them.
My Horse... Read More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH0KYuI1UCE&sns=em Anthony Condon became the first Irish rider to take the Equerry Bolesworth International Grand Prix title on a day of sun-drenched show-jumping action in the International Arena. Twelve months ago, Bolesworth was battered by rain but the 2017 edition and tenth anniversary show will be remembered for blistering sunshine and... Read More
Avant Showcases New Machines and 0% Finance at Hickstead
AVANT is showcasing the latest machines at Hickstead this week, including the fully electric battery operated e5 model and the latest stable yard and farming attachments.
Ideal for the busy stable yard, Avant machines and attachments make heavy jobs easier and quicker – leaving... Read More
SsangYong Motor UK has been announced as the title sponsor of Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials for the next three years. Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, the event owned by the sport’s governing body, British Eventing, takes place in Oxfordshire from 13-17 September 2017. With the stunning backdrop of... Read More
STABLE Shield has launched a new range of anti-bacterial stable paint which helps prevent the spread of bacteria by up to 99.8% Whilst many people will rejoice when they hear we are enjoying milder weather conditions, sadly in the equine industry this is actually causing more problems and creating the... Read More
We have teamed up with Equestrian Index to offer a pair of Member Enclosure tickets to the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting on Thursday 22nd June.
The international action at the Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting gets underway on Thursday 22 June. Highlights include the Stoner Jewellers Vase, the Bunn Leisure Derby... Read More
Thieves sadly recently broke into a Kent-based yard belonging to Team Tutsham, a registered charity that works with children from a variety of backgrounds to teach them riding and life skills, and stole almost all of the charity’s tack.
Dressage rider Dan Watson, who with his ride Amadeus is on the British... Read More
Is show jumping or cross-country your chosen sport? Looking for a saddle designed and manufactured to the highest specification and with the latest technology? The Black Country Saddles Jumping range offers you the support where you need it, providing the ultimate in performance. The Ricochet Jump Saddle has a low profile... Read More
Nettex launch So Sound as part of their new V.I.P.® range of products. V.I.P.® So Sound is the next generation of joint supplements. Its V.I.P. formula works synergistically to provide highly bioavailable joint and muscle support to maximise mobility and help maintain soundness.
Glucosamine and chondroitin have long been known to be... Read More
Increased prize money and changes to the cross country course at Nunney International Horse Trials, which take place on June 16 – 18, have resulted in a bumper number of competitors this year with a wait list for the first ever time. The action takes place over three days at Southfield... Read More
Twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers five frequently asked questions on saddlery. Q1. Can you tell me what influence seat size has on a saddle's fit for horse and rider? My horse is 17hh and quite chunky, but... Read More
We all like to think that we know what we are doing, don’t we?
We are all experts, with our own opinions about what is good and what isn’t. Having recently stumbled upon a Horse & Hound Forum thread on Orscana, apparently, I am a muppet with more money than sense. What... Read More
The New Musso and Rexton
Rigid separate chassis, exceptional strength and durability with a 3.5 tonne towing limit with car-like refinement makes the Musso and the Rexton superb choices for work and play.
The Musso is built to tackle any lifestyle, from the building site to the stables and all your journeys in... Read More
“Stoneleigh Horse Show is offering more HOYS qualifying opportunities than any other show!”
Combining top class showjumping with showing excellence, the British Showjumping National Championships & Stoneleigh Horse Show presents a platform of opportunity for both disciplines as it returns to the impressive and conveniently located showgrounds at NAEC Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth,... Read More
New Classic Arizona Adventure to depart in November. After a recent visit to Arizona, riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider has announced it will be adding the Rancho de la Osa to its collection. Over the last two weeks, the tour operator’s team of Western riding experts including, Managing Director, Tony... Read More
Horse & Country TV is delighted to announce that it has been nominated for Best Factual Channel in this year’s Broadcast Digital Awards. H&C’s fellow nominees in the category are BBC4, National Geographic and History. The ultimate winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on Wednesday July 5th.
The... Read More
Christopher Smith jumps to victory in the Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier at Warrington Horse Show Making the most of the Bank Holiday weekend, Warrington Horse Show near Knutsford held a Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier on Monday and it was Christopher Smith who took victory with a double clear... Read More
Gary Foggon Promotes Road Safety Advice Following a recent collision with a car, leading rider Gary Foggon wants to raise awareness with other horse owners and riders with regards to road safety issues. On a recent sunny morning ride Gary had been enjoying a pleasant hack on his event horse... Read More
Horse of the Year Show entries are NOW OPEN Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that entries for Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) are now open! This year’s Show will take place at the Genting Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from the 4th – 8th October hosting a line-up of... Read More
Taking inspiration from classic equestrian style, this beautiful piece of jewellery embodies Sylvia Kerr Jewellery’s love of horses with a simply stunning silver polished love heart and stirrup charm on a timelessly elegant linked bracelet.
The Sylvia Kerr Chelsea Stirrup Bracelet embodies a youthful, feminine feel in its design and is... Read More
Supplementing Grazing with HorseHage As the summer continues, the weather becomes drier and the nutritional value of the grass drops during the months between the two main growing periods of spring and early autumn. There is also much less nutritional value in the grass throughout the dormant winter season when it... Read More
Cobra 18 – a stallion about to strike
By the legendary Showjumping stallion Coronet Obolensky and with an exceptional damline that includes the performance lines of Ramiro Z and Usurpator XX, Cobra 18 is a relatively new name in Showjumping breeding circles, but he is certainly destined to make an impact.
Born in... Read More
CHILDERIC SADDLES CONTINUE NATIONAL DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORSHIP Childéric Saddles UK is proud to announce that they will be continuing with their sponsorship of the Elementary Championships at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships (13th – 17th September 2017) for the second year running. The sponsorship of the Dressage Championships Saddles Elementary series... Read More
Little Downham Horse Trials To Donate Start Fees To Charity
Little Downham Horse Trials, located just outside of Ely in Cambridgeshire, previously announced a £5,000 charity donation to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the event can now confirm that this is being raised to over £7,000.
All of Saturday’s and Sunday’s start fees... Read More
Yea-Sacc® Gives Roger a New Lease of Life
When David Anderson’s horse, Roger lacked energy out hunting he couldn’t quite get to the root of the problem.
David has owned 10-year-old, Irish Sports Horse, Roger for four years and is an experienced horseman having ridden for over 40 years, starting as a child... Read More
Sleek Fitting Clothing for Confidence and Performance It’s so important to find out which style of clothes really suit individual body shapes. Rather than buying whatever you are told is currently in fashion, it is much better to understand your shape and buy what really works for you. Sophie Valle from... Read More
James Sommerville’s Top Tips on Training a Young Horse
Grub’s sponsored Yorkshire- based event rider, James Sommerville, first started eventing in 2002. He has a reputation for getting the best out of difficult/tricky to ride horses and in this article he offers tips on how to train a young horse.
Firstly, when buying... Read More
Maisie Joins Trickle Sponsored Team THE sponsorship search for a dressage rider to join the Trickle Net team is finally over and will see 17-year-old Maisie Hodge become their new ambassador.
Based in Gloucestershire, Maisie is an aspiring dressage rider with the passion to work her way up the levels and compete... Read More
Comfy Competition Shirt From Equithème With the competition season in full swing and summer upon us, why not update your competition wardrobe with the new Popper Shirt from Equithème. Made from stretch cotton and having a short sleeve makes this shirt light and practical, perfect for the warmer weather. The official... Read More
DENIM DREAMS Breeches, which feel like your favourite pair of jeans but with all the detail of a superb pair of breeches? If this sounds like your dream pair of breeches, then the new Equetech Denim Breeches could be the answer to your yard to pub style dilemma! Featuring... Read More
Sophie Wells Shares Her Medal Successes LEADING dressage rider and Rio and London Paralympic Gold medallist Sophie Wells MBE, recently took time out from her busy schedule to visit her sponsor Black Country Saddles with her Paralympic medal haul. Sophie is a Grade V para-dressage rider who secured glowing success... Read More
Happy Hooves Riding Centre Receives a Funding Boost A Cumbria riding centre has been awarded a £2000 grant to help more disabled people to enjoy the benefits of riding and spending time with horses.
Happy Hooves Riding Centre based in Penrith, applied for the funding through the Cumbria Community Foundation, who put... Read More
Day 4 Round up from Somerford Park Premier League Dressage
Monday 29th May Sadie Smith won the Prix St George with her 10yo Keystone Dynamite whom she has owned since a 4yo. Sadie is based with Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin and has been working with them since September, ‘Its amazing... Read More
A new trophy will be presented to the winner of this year’s Al Shira’aa Derby, alongside the iconic Boomerang Trophy. To mark Al Shira’aa’s Hickstead Derby sponsorship, a stunning new trophy has been designed that the rider will get to take home and keep, providing a lasting memento... Read More
Spring and summer arrive and horse owners understandably become excited to leave their horses or ponies out in the field for most of the day or overnight.This is great with workloads eased and happy horses out grazing until the fields get short of grass and the dry periods with lack of... Read More
Hiho Silver is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the best dressed at Bramham International Horse Trials in June. Following the success of a similar sponsorship at Badminton Horse Trials in May, Hiho is delighted to announce further support at Bramham, one of the events that is much loved by the... Read More
HEROS Charity is working in alliance with Abingdon & Witney College to address the current shortage of stable staff in the horseracing industry by offering full time further education training programmes for young people. This new initiative aims to support the horseracing industry by delivering a complement of nationally recognised equine... Read More
LOOKING to spend time with your family on Father’s Day and want your children to experience something truly special. The organisers of this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show have come up with a fantastic deal that will see you and your family sat in luxury VIP while watching the highlight... Read More
A visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester, cousin to the Queen, has marked the official opening of Abingdon & Witney College's Witney Campus. The Duke toured the recently refurbished campus to see the now cutting-edge facilities, and to also speak to the students who use them.
His first stop was to... Read More
Ahead of Chestertons Polo in the Park, McLaren Racing Driver, Euan Hankey, swapped horsepower for the day with England polo player and La Martina ambassador, George Meyrick. This short film reveals what happened when the two sports stars switched roles for the day. https://youtu.be/l6g-dMoZPpk After a brief introduction to... Read More
Horse & Country TV is delighted to announce that its UK and German channels are now available on Amazon Channels, the new service accessible to Amazon Prime members.
Amazon Channels launched today in the UK and Germany with a line-up of genre channels including, in the UK, Discovery Channel, Eurosport Player and... Read More
Excitement is building with just over a week remaining until Somerford’s Premier League Dressage Show 27th - 29th May. With an increase in entries exceeding 2016 figures event organisers have been required to order 100 temporary stables, bringing the total available to 185. And are delighted to announce that the show... Read More
Little Downham Horse Trials, located just outside of Ely in Cambridgeshire, yet again welcomes a star studded line up of International eventing stars to their first event of the season, which will also see the event make a donation of over £5,000 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Lorraine Porter Photography
The British... Read More
BIG Star, Nick Skelton’s legendary gold medal winning partner at the Rio Olympics is set to appear at The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. Following the highly emotional and media charged retirement of the crowd-pleasing pair at The Royal Windsor Horse Show, Big Star will form part of the Stallion Parade... Read More
AVANT has extended its support of the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead for the 2017 competition season with a new sponsorship agreement recently announced. The Avant Ring 2 will be officially in place for the duration of the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, The Longines Royal International Horse Show, The Hurstpierpoint... Read More
Nottinghamshire’s Louise Saywell owned her first pony, Lottie the Shetland, when she was just three-years-old, but she had to share the pony with her brother! A five-minute chat with Louise helps us to understand where her drive and passion for success comes from: Louise is critical of her early... Read More
An unobtrusive, UV protective face mask for fly free summer riding and relief from the symptoms of headshaking. Net Relief® Riding Mask is a unique fly mask specially designed for ridden work, protecting the horse’s face, eyes and ears from flies and strong sunlight.
Attaching quickly and easily to the bridle,... Read More
Royal Windsor Horse Show continued in style with successful day for the Home Nation. There was a Royal victory in the showing arena, a win for Team GB Olympic gold medalist Carl Hester MBE in the CDI4* Dressage and success for local rider Laura Mantel in the Show Jumping.
DRESSAGE: HESTER KEEPS... Read More
With the world’s best riders in action, the opportunity to see the British showjumping team competing on home turf, plus the chance to watch thousands of top-class show horses and ponies being put through their paces, a visit to the Longines Royal International Horse Show is a must for any equestrian... Read More
Britta Francis has been riding horses for most of her life and for her, horse riding is her passion. Despite having a complex medical condition, Britta keeps on coming back into the saddle and that is partly thanks to the team at Urchinwood Manor Equestrian Centre. 37-year-old Britta, was diagnosed with... Read More
There is just over a week to go until the 2017 FEI Rockingham International Horse Trials. Yet again entries are at capacity – in excess of 1,000, with a Wait List being held. Every year riders vote with their feet, so popular is the stunning Rockingham Castle parkland venue.
The stables are... Read More
For over 15 years I have helped riding centres to implement change. People management, business planning, strategy and technology all fall into this bracket: but one thing is sure – Change is Inevitable! We’ve been in business for over 25 years
With increases in rates we’re going to have to change... Read More
Feeding for Optimum Condition with Fibre-Beet. A Super Fibre conditioning feed, Fibre-Beet is a formulated blend containing all the benefits of the original Speedi-Beet product, with added high quality Alfalfa for optimum condition and to provide quality protein for muscle tone and function. Fibre-Beet also provides a good range of... Read More
Littleton Manor Equestrian Centre is a SUBSTANTIAL RESIDENTIAL & EQUESTRIAN ESTATE located in Reigate Surrey with over 70 acres The Grade II Listed Manor House with seven bedrooms is approached by a private drive with electric gates. It benefits from secondary access for equestrian business and a four-bedroom staff cottage... Read More
Where’s the place to be this summer?
The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show of course – and in this issue we have teamed up with the organisers to offer three lucky subscribers the chance of winning a pair of tickets to this fantastic event for Friday, June 16.
The five days combine top-level... Read More
The summer season has seen a flying start for Hartpury student showjumpers and eventers as they compete at international events across Europe. Hartpury Equine Academy students have been reaping the rewards of a winter of training and hard work with their horses. Eventing scholar Anna Horton, who is currently completing... Read More
Imogen Murray, 23 from Willoughby Waterleys, Leicestershire, becomes leading under 25 rider at The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials on her debut appearance, to claim the Worship Company of Saddlers’ Saddle.
As one of only 31 clear rounds, out of 81 starters, Imogen riding, M.S. Team Eventing Ltd’s and Aivar Ward’s, Ivar... Read More
One of the most prolific and consistent horses in Hickstead’s history will be officially retired at this year’s Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (22-25 June). Adventure De Kannan, the ride of Irishman Trevor Breen, has an extraordinary record at the All England Jumping Course, winning many of Hickstead’s most famous classes.... Read More
From scenic wildflower rides to cattle drives, you won’t want to miss out on Ranch Rider’s late spring through summer deals. Saddle up with the tour operator and save up to 40% at Wyoming’s Paradise Guest Ranch or save up to £418pp at the New Haven Working Ranch - the property... Read More
The organisers of the Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships are delighted to announce the continued sponsorship by Blue Chip Feed. After 18 years as title sponsor of this prestigious show jumping winter series Blue Chip Feed have agreed to continue their sponsorship securing their involvement with the event for a... Read More
Aztec Diamond has introduced two new stunning shades into their popular base layers for the Spring/Summer 2017 season. The Base Layer top is in a soft, Rose Pink that is feminine and flatters skin tones and a modern and stylish Metal Grey, gives the Aztec Diamond base layers collection an added... Read More
The Black Country Saddles team of designers and Master Saddlers have once again utilised and combined their extensive knowledge and skills in developing a new collection of saddles for dressage riders. The Dressage range offers ultimate choices to help achieve perfection whether training at home or travelling the globe to world... Read More
Land Rover has today announced seven-time Olympic event rider Sir Mark Todd as its latest equestrian ambassador signing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncu-rtMJSaw&feature=youtu.be Todd, 61, one of the most successful riders of all time, joins Land Rover’s illustrious stable of equestrian ambassadors which includes Zara Tindall MBE, Nick Skelton CBE, Ben Maher MBE, Sir... Read More
IT’S all systems go with a feast of top class show jumping, family entertainment and new for 2017 – Dressage to Music – planned for this year’s Liverpool International Horse Show – December 29 to 31. And if that’s not all the show is running an Early Bird offer with... Read More
Without doubt a show of the calibre and magnitude of Bolesworth International brings with it many highs and it has to be said even a few lows! 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the show which this year has title sponsorship from Equerry Horse Feeds. Here we take a look... Read More
The new documentary film exploring the career of racehorse Gordon Lord Byron will make its UK television premiere on Horse & Country TV this month.
Irish sprinter Gordon Lord Byron has amassed more than £1.7m in prizemoney, having won 15 times from 71 starts, including Group One successes in the Betfred Sprint... Read More
The team at Martin Collins Enterprises are honoured to have had their Royal Warrant of Appointment to HM The Queen re-granted until 2023. The Royal Warrant is a hallmark of quality, excellence and service and traditionally lasts for a period of five years. The Royal Warrant was originally granted by HM... Read More
These beautiful bespoke boots are new from The Spanish Boot Company and will be officially launching at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May. The Spanish Riding Boots Suede & Leather Mix Boots are part of the ‘La Caballeria Collection’ (Meaning ‘Cavalry Collection’ in Spanish) and celebrate the brand’s beautiful range... Read More
Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre recently triumphed by taking home the ‘Irish Sport Horse: Best Domestic Equine Enterprise Award’ at The Irish Sport Horse Industry Awards 2017, which took place at the five star Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. The awards recognize and celebrate the most original and... Read More
Westgate Labs is delighted to announce a new association with international Event rider Sarah Bullimore. Sarah, an athlete on the Equestrian World Class Podium Eventing Squad, competes at the top level of her sport as well as bringing on an exciting string of young horses and running a small breeding programme... Read More
The UK’s largest self-catering holiday company, cottages.com, has announced its support of Imogen Murray ahead of her appearance at the Badminton Horse Trials this week (3rd – 7th May 2017). The sponsorship and support of cottages.com will see the up-and-coming rider work alongside the brand to demonstrate, educate and involve... Read More
Horse of the Year Show is delighted to announce that the Lancashire based equestrian and countrywear retailer, Naylors Equestrian, will this year take on the sponsorship of the crowd-favourite Puissance during the Saturday evening performance. “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” is an equestrian utopia which attracts visitors from all around... Read More
Nettex launch Ulsa Shield as part of their new V.I.P.® range of products. V.I.P.® Ulsa Shield is an advanced, sugar free formula containing a unique blend of ingredients to maintain gastric health, soothe the stomach walls and support normal acid levels. Ulsa Shield is Vet Approved and is ideal to feed... Read More
Hiho Silver is inviting all visitors to Badminton Horse Trials to ‘trot up’ to its stand at the event (number 192), take a photo on the stand, upload to Instagram and enter a competition to win one of three great prizes. Following Hiho’s sponsorship of best dressed at the Badminton... Read More
After four thrilling days of world-class equestrian sport, Germany’s Michael Jung made history once again, claiming a third consecutive title of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover, aboard his 12-year-old mare, fischerRocana FST. It was second place for France and Maxime Livio, with Land Rover Ambassador Zara Tindall... Read More
Horse of the Year Show are proud to unveil their new website www.hoys.co.uk which has been built with the aim of providing a more modern feel whilst still encapsulating the heritage of the iconic equestrian event known as “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”.
The new features on the website will ensure... Read More
Aptly named the Floride (French for Florida) this gorgeous luxury travel bag by French Saddlery brand Childéric Saddles certainly makes us think of sunny skies and long sandy beaches and is the perfect travel companion! Styled in beautifully buttery soft leather, this stunning bag is offered in over 25 colour ways... Read More
This summer Khaki is set to march into your wardrobe so stand to attention with military precision with some ‘on trend’ fashion footwear from The Spanish Boot Company.
These beautiful Spanish Suede Riding Boots feature an elegant silhouette complimented further by a full-length side zip, suede tassel detail and Good Year welted... Read More
Over the past two decades, British equestrian fashion brand Equetech has dressed riders of all ages, sizes and disciplines. Available in sizes 8 – 24 across much of the range, the brand is designed for riders by riders, and with their 25th anniversary this year, they are now looking for real... Read More
With just three weeks to go until this year's Rockingham International Horse Trials (19th-21st May), just shy of 1,000 horses have been entered to compete in the eventing classes and around 700 more are expected for the Pony Club and Riding Club team showjumping, Arena eventing, British Showjumping and Burghley Young... Read More
The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund (www.mdirf.co.uk) is asking all equestrians to consider their charity via their new campaign ‘MDIRF Summer Of Love.' Supported by high profile names including top riders Spencer Wilton, Nick Skelton and equestrian TV presenter Steven Wilde, the #mdirfsummeroflove campaign aims to raise awareness of the... Read More
Get noticed by the judges this summer for all the right reasons with this stunning new tweed from British equestrian fashion brand Equetech. Available in a contemporary tweed riding jacket or tweed tailored waistcoat for in-hand showing, the new Equetech Hambelden Tweed Showing Collection introduces a contemporary and stunning exclusive... Read More
The Donkey Breed Society will be welcoming a very special guest to its Welsh Members’ Golden Jubilee celebration on the 10th June. Enoch the therapy donkey will take pride of place at the top table in a final public appearance before his well-earned retirement, having made over 250 therapy visits in... Read More
New stylish, affordable equestrian clothing brand, LD Equestrian, produces technical performance wear with fashion forward designs at an affordable cost. The combination of technical performance, fashionable detailing and design creates equestrian apparel that truly embraces performance driven style and the high quality that riders need and desire. As a rider herself,... Read More
Kanyon Outdoor, specialists in outdoor and equestrian footwear and outerwear, are delighted to launch their new sponsorship program which will give 3 lucky riders the opportunity to be part of their sponsored team.
The competition is open to all ages and levels of rider in all disciplines; show jumping, dressage, eventing, showing... Read More
Abingdon & Witney College recently received a major boost to their donation drive for a volunteering expedition to Nakuru, Kenya. Seven students and two staff members from the College will embark on their journey with African Adventures, a humanitarian and financial support provider for educational projects in Africa, in July 2017... Read More
THE golden girl of British Dressage, Charlotte Dujardin is to compete at this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. But that’s not all, spectators will also get the rare chance to see her training and producing her young horses during a masterclass with her mentor, trainer and great friend Carl Hester.
Famed... Read More
Kate Negus Saddlery is delighted to welcome two new browbands to its collection – the Loose Snaffle Browband and the Padded Snaffle Browband. Both browbands are made using English leather and have a Kate Negus Union Jack bridle stud. The Loose Snaffle Browband has a brass snaffle in the centre that... Read More
Wiltshire rider Danielle (Danni) Dunn, 24, is one of three British Senior team debutants receiving a call up for the first leg of the 2017 Eventing Nations Cup to be held at Strzegom, Poland from the 17-21st May.
Alongside Alexander Bragg, Olivia Craddock and Franky Reid-Warrilow, the young rider will head to... Read More
A PARTNERSHIP of just three months went through the card to secure the Supreme Championship at the BSPS Winter Championships at Arena UK. Bethany Gregg and the Intermediate Show Riding Type, Arizona Gold, known as Zac at home were in triumphant mood and got the Jinks Show Team’s season underway... Read More
Black Country Saddles sponsored Paralympian, Sophie Wells, was in fantastic form at this year’s British Dressage Winter Championships.
On back-to-back nights, she rose to success, firstly winning the Magic Prix St Georges (PSG) with C Fatal Attraction, then winning the Superflex Inter I with her Rio gold medallist, Valerius. Not surprisingly, the... Read More
Here in Britain, one of the most common causes for laminitis is horses and ponies grazing in lush pastures, especially around spring when the new grass is growing. However there are many causes of this painful condition.
Other factors may include obesity, Cushing’s Disease, hormonal problems, excessive concussion, systemic infections and pituitary... Read More
Annabel Brocks is delighted to introduce its new All Seasons Wrap – a wardrobe staple for spring, summer and beyond. The British-made wrap is made from 100% lambswool that is soft, sumptuous and snug at the same time as being stylish. It has a fringed edge and... Read More
The ‘little’ event with big ideas, is yet again offering competitors increased prize money, enhanced initiatives, new ideas and new technology for 2017, as entries open on the 28th April.
Following its 2015 and 2016 success the Protexin Equine Premium Accumulator returns with a bumper end of season prize money pot, that... Read More
Imogen Murray of M.S. Team Eventing is the next rider to receive ‘the call’ confirming that their Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials entry for 2017 has been accepted from the waitlist, replacing the newly withdrawn Andreas Dibowski and FRH Butts Avedon.
Imogen brings forward Mr & Mrs Ward’s Ivar Gooden, the 10-year-old... Read More
BRITISH Horse Feeds, well known for their support of the Red Dragon Festival of Endurance has extended its commitment to the sport and is the new sponsor of the British Riding Clubs Endurance Team Event.
The event is organised and hosted by Endurance GB and leads to the prestigious final at The... Read More
For the fourth year running KBIS British Equestrian Insurance are delighted to announce a fantastic opportunity for NSEA members to gain an insight into what it would be like to be a sponsored rider with the chance to win a £500 training bursary.
The bursary competition will be split between the age... Read More
According to Ranch Rider, now there could be even more reason to book your brood on a riding holiday, as a recent study* has revealed that riding horses boosts memory, problem solving and learning in children.
Scientific researchers from the Toyko University of Agriculture discovered that the vibrations created by horses while... Read More
EQUERRY Horse Feeds, title sponsor of the Bolesworth International Horse Show has launched a search for a new sponsored rider. The chosen rider will get the chance to enjoy VIP hospitality at the show on Sunday, June 18 for the exciting Equerry Grand Prix, and will also win a year’s supply... Read More
HorseHage is proud to announce that young event-rider, Emily King, has been signed up as a sponsored rider and her team of event horses will be supported by HorseHage dust-free bagged forage. Her mother, Mary, already a very valued member of the team, has been sponsored by HorseHage for the past... Read More
Euro-star are well known for their fashionable, technical clothing designed to suit riders across all disciplines. You work hard to provide the best for your horses and that’s why we at euro-star work hard to give you the best that you deserve. Find comfort in the training arena or when out... Read More
Abingdon & Witney College is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017. The College achieved the Silver award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
They will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole... Read More
LOOKING for a fantastic day or evening out, watchingthe leading names in the world of dressage and show jumping, in a stunning setting while eating delicious food and enjoying high-end hospitality? It can be done this summer!
The 2017 Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is the place to be for one of... Read More
This week Forelock Books' publisher Michelle Charman and TV actress Susan Jameson visited the team and a group of children from the wonderful charity Ride High, based in Milton Keynes. The day was hosted by Ride High sponsor Sysmex in Milton Keynes and consisted of a reading... Read More
Eric Winter’s debut course for the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials has a distinct look to it. It greatly resembles the swashbuckling tracks of the 1970’s, but with the advantage of 21st century safety technology.
Unlike many modern courses there is a deliberate lack of superfluous decoration with most fences using... Read More
The International Showjumping classes are a huge draw to Horse of the Year Show for both competitors and visitors alike. With classes such as the Five Fence Challenge, the Leading Showjumper of the Year and the crowd favourite Puissance, Britain's top showjumpers compete against a host of leading foreign contenders showcasing... Read More
‘Marketeers today have two options: make your content visible, or allow it to become lost in the jungle. To make their way through the thicket of blogs, videos, and infographics, effective marketeers use niche sites to zero in on their target audience’ - Angela Higbee, Online Marketing Institute. Join the... Read More
North Yorkshire-based competition horse producers, DHI Event horses, have recently secured sponsorship from the makers of Fibre-Beet, a quick soak conditioning feed for horses. Owners Heidi and Ian Woodhead source and produce top quality horses for the competition market, as well as offering coaching and clinics for event riders... Read More
Vet students at The University of Nottingham worked alongside the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery to protect the health of The Queen’s most iconic military ceremonial horses by undertaking an ambitious screening programme against a potentially life-threatening equine disease.
Achilles ‘at work’ leading the Band of the... Read More
Could you be the next superstar in eventing? Do you have big plans for the 2017 season? If so, Trickle Net is looking to increase its team and is searching for an event rider to support!
The lucky sponsored rider will receive £100 to help cover entry fees, and a Trickle Net... Read More
A Bristol based riding school is to hold an endurance event specifically aimed at disabled riders. Endurance riding has now become a popular activity for the Riding for the Disabled Association, with groups up and down the country enjoying the challenge of riding in our lovely countryside.
Urchinwood Manor will hold this... Read More
TALENTED young showjumper and eventer Nick Ireland has secured sponsorship from the makers of Fibre-Beet, a quick soak conditioning feed for horses. Nick, 19, first starting riding aged three and started competing in lead rein showing classes with his first pony Merrylegs, an 11.2 Welsh Section A. From there he progressed... Read More
This exquisite necklace is part of a brand new collection from fine jewellery designers Sylvia Kerr Jewellery. The ‘Badminton Collection’ showcases the brand’s passion for equestrianism with a desire and flair for creating contemporary pieces with a timeless appeal. Focusing on eight core pieces, the collection centres around a vintage stirrup... Read More
A delighful, extended and improved, four-bedroom house standing in gardens and grounds of 1.7 acres with stables, double garage and large workshop. Yew Tree House is situated in the popular and sought after village of Tillington, opposite Tillington Common, which is some 6 miles from the cathedral city of Hereford, and... Read More
For many of you horses are a hobby, whilst others have a dream of living and breathing horses, turning a hobby into a business. It’s certainly a noble thing to look to launch a future born of a passion, but are you really ready to take on the challenge?... Read More
Danetre Health the sole UK distributor for Photizo, is delighted to announce its new ‘Photizo to the Rescue’ campaign that’s set to shine a light on animal rescue charities across the UK. ‘Photizo to the Rescue’ is an opportunity for everyone to nominate their favourite rescue charity or not-for-profit rescue to... Read More
Coat-Care Animal Shampoo, cherry fragranced.
An effective skin and fur cleanser for professional use. Our sweet smelling cherry animal shampoo is suitable for all animals big or small, even those with sensitive skin. Our formulation will help revitalise, lift dirt, fight germs, stop frizz and leave fur / coats smelling and... Read More
HEROS, the Homing Ex Racehorses Organisation Scheme charity is proud to unveil its stunning new 30 x 54m indoor arena complete with Martin Collins Ecotrack surface.
The HEROS charity work began in the early 1990s and was granted charitable status in 2006 with help from RoR (Retraining of Racehorses), British... Read More
Get to grips with your grooming kit and give it a thorough spring clean before the showing and competition season gets underway with Brush Therapy from Shadow Horse. Brush Therapy is effective, easy cleaning in minutes. The powder dissolves with effervescence in warm water, whisking away deep down dirt and grime... Read More
The Bob Champion Cancer Trust and Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony charity are delighted to announce that Sir Mark Todd will join the line-up for the Pertemps Champions Willberry Charity Race, to be run at Cheltenham, the home of National Hunt racing, on Thursday 20th April 2017.
Voted Rider of the 20th Century... Read More
Royal Windsor Horse Show is honoured to announce that 2016 Olympic Individual Gold Medallist, Nick Skelton has chosen to officially retire, along with his Olympic horse Big Star, at Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday 14 May 2017. A true legend of the sport, Nick Skelton’s show... Read More
Stay hydrated with Dengie Alfa-Beet this competition season. A high-fibre, low sugar and starch conditioning feed. The combination of alfalfa and unmolassed sugar beet pulp provides 'slow release' energy in the form of highly digestible fibre, it’s also ideal for helping to keep the competition horse hydrated. Ideal for... Read More
Nettex launch In The Balance as part of their new V.I.P.® range of products.
V.I.P.® In The Balance provides concentrated nutritional support in one easy to feed supplement. Its V.I.P. formula is designed to meet your horse’s advanced nutritional needs for health, vitality and performance. In The Balance contains a concentrated package... Read More
Every year over 60,000 visitors make the journey to Horse of the Year Show at the Genting Arena, Birmingham’s NEC for five days of edge-of-your-seat action, world-class competition, lavish shopping and celebrity rider signings. With something on offer for every member of the family, it really is the most elite and... Read More
Childéric Saddles UK is proud to announce that they are to continue to support Little Downham Horse Trials at the Ely Eventing Centre in Cambridgeshire. The sponsorship, now in its sixth term will see the French Saddlery brand return as key sponsors, and as Tricia Bracegirdle of Childéric UK explains, they... Read More
Scunthorpe young rider, Maisie Farnham has qualified for the SEIB Trailblazers National Championships. Maisie, just seven years old will compete in the 65cm 12 years and under Show Jumping Championship Class, riding her precious pony Black Magic. Photo courtesy of Country Pursuit Images
Qualifying is a special achievement for this... Read More
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 what will be an exciting third year of running the prestigious national championships. The... Read More
As spring has finally arrived, time spent planning ahead for the summer season will be a good investment opportunity now. It’s a great chance to give your yard a thorough spring clean and prepare everything so you are able to enjoy those warm sunny days you have been looking forward to.... Read More
TEAM GBR Para-Equestrian carriage driver Jamie Williams helped to launch the new Avant hand-driven tool carriers at Naidex 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham this week.
The show, which is Europe’s biggest trade fair for people with a disability or impairment, was the showcase for Avant’s new models, which have been purposely... Read More
With dappled shade and bright sunlight, being seen whilst hacking out is just as important as during the winter months. Golly Galoshes, not only keep your horse’s legs & boots clean and dry but their reflective and fluorescent versions, also offer great visibility when out hacking!
Because Golly Galoshes are breathable, waterproof... Read More
With the prospect of riding in summer sunshine (Yes, we know we can’t wait either!) British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech have two new additions to their summer range to keep you cool as temperatures rise…
The Equetech Freedom Competition Shirt is a gorgeous minimalist shirt with the focus on offering the ultimate... Read More
When Sophie Tranter from Monmouthshire returned home from work to find her horse had suffered a nasty cut to his leg, she immediately recognised the seriousness of the injury.
Six-year-old Toby had cut his front leg whilst out in the field, resulting in a flap of loose skin over a large wound.... Read More
Immerse yourself, whatever the weather this spring/summer, with the Grub’s Rainline high performance field boots, now available in the new fashionable colours of Heather and Rosewood, from footwear experts, Grub’s. The Rainline boots combine Grub’s unique Superdri™ technology in a lightweight, easy-clean, rubber shell, offering a new level of performance footwear.... Read More
Equine vets and horse-owners will have access to the latest research and resources on common emergency conditions in horses thanks to a new website launched today. VetReact has been set up by an equine research group at The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. The team hopes the... Read More
Equestrian Australia is excited to announce a ground-breaking partnership with popular and respected international TV network, Horse & Country TV. The four-year partnership will provide EA’s Members with access to exclusive Equestrian content from Australia and overseas. It will also provide a platform for Australian events, horses and riders to... Read More
Luxury lifestyle brand, Annabel Brocks, has introduced three new head warmers to its collection, to celebrate spring. All head warmers have sumptuous faux fur on one side and are fully reversible. The Luxury Beige and Spring Coloured Tweed head warmer uses a British wool tweed featuring spring... Read More
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... Read More
TopSpec is delighted to be sponsoring the BSPS Working Hunter Pony classes at this year’s Royal International Horse Show.
The North Yorkshire-based company, well known for its range of feed balancers and other innovative horse feed will sponsor the 133cm WHP class, the 143cm WHP class, the 153cm WHP class and the... Read More
Wellow Trekking Centre, based in Bath, welcomed around a hundred visitors to their Disabled Access Day event to show how horse riding is accessible to disabled participants. Accessibility Mark joined forces with Disabled Access Day, which aimed to encourage more disabled people to visit new places and take up new activities.
The... Read More
Wellington, USA – Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya riding Charmeur took title place on the podium this evening in the Rolex Grand Prix, the highlight of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). After a sun-drenched day and spectacular sunset, the bright lights of the arena were illuminated, ready to welcome 40... Read More
Looking to spread the word about the many opportunities in the saddlery industry, the Society of Master Saddlers recognised a fantastic opportunity to inspire future generations when attending the Ormiston Shelfield Academy careers fair in Walsall. The day was a tremendous success, with more than 1,200 students, aged between 13 and... Read More
Want a fun new mesh sheet perfect for the warmer weather? Tired of the plain designs? Equi-Thème has created the Star Mesh Sheet to brighten up your horse’s rug wardrobe. This cool design is available in Navy with White stars covering the sheet. Made from 100% polyester with durable polypropylene low-cross... Read More
GRUB’S the leading name in neoprene performance boots and footwear is looking for one lucky rider to join their talented sponsored team. If you feel you have what it takes to represent this fantastic brand and would love to be kitted out in the latest gear, this sponsorship is for you.
Grub’s... Read More
HorseHage is pleased to announce that top Irish event rider, Padraig McCarthy, has joined its team of sponsored riders. Married to Team HorseHage event rider, Lucy, (née Wiegersma), it seemed a natural progression for Padraig to come on board too and so now their whole yard of horses will be fed... Read More
March 25th 2017 is National Equestrian Safety Day, a safety awareness day aimed specifically at the equestrian community. Heralded by the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund a registered charity dedicated to helping those injured through riding, handling or working with horses, the day aims to highlight the importance of thinking, acting... Read More
The Disabled Access Day event held by Church Farm Equestrian Centre, based in Bristol, introduced horse riding to disabled people who had previously not considered it as an activity available to them. Accessibility Mark joined forces with Disabled Access Day, which aimed at encouraging more disabled people to visit new places... Read More
Wrea Green Equitation Centre, based in between Blackpool and Preston, recently held a successful event to mark Disabled Access Day. Accessibility Mark joined forces with Disabled Access Day, which aimed at encouraging more disabled people to visit new places and take up new activities such as horse riding. The Accessibility Mark... Read More
The revolutionary bitting company, Neue Schule, have launched a fantastic competition giving equestrian enthusiasts the opportunity to win a year’s sponsorship contract. The competition is open now, to riders or drivers from all disciplines, at all levels and of all ages, amateur or professional and the winner will receive a selection... Read More
With international dressage set to grace the stage at this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show - June 14 to 18 – here we talk to dressage consultant and Olympic-ace Richard Davison about these exciting new developments.
How did you first become involved in the invitational dressage at Bolesworth International? My jumping... Read More
Hiho Silver is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring the trot up at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials. This is the first time that a company has sponsored the trot up. The sponsorship will see Hiho’s Andrew Ransford work with Badminton’s team to judge the best... Read More
Aztec Diamond launch their glamorous Spring 2017 Limited Edition Collection this spring which has a high fashion, graphic print that is more catwalk than camouflage. In an ultra-hip, khaki colour the range, consists of base layer, technical leggings and sports top all featuring the unique, tone on tone, embossed print. Using... Read More
Spring has finally sprung so it could be time to let your inner cowboy (or cowgirl) loose on the range! At this time of year cattle drives and branding feature on the list of activities, so every guest will have the opportunity to earn their spurs. Specialist tour operator, Ranch Rider... Read More
Rio Olympic gold medallist Michael Jung (Germany) and silver medallist Astier Nicolas (France), with their Olympic horses, head the very high class list of entries for the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Michael of course is also defending the title he won in 2016, when Badminton was his third and... Read More
Alltech are once again delighted to be supporting the Hartpury Student Conference, this year to be held at Hartpury College on Wednesday May 3, 2017.
Now in its seventh successful year, this annual conference is aimed at both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are interested in research to enhance performance in equestrian... Read More
The new Tri-Zone Brushing Boot is a great value, super-stylish boot, perfect to use every day for hacking, flatwork and schooling. The new curved shaping is contoured to fit comfortably around the horse’s leg to provide good protection from brushing injuries, whilst looking modern and stylish. Made from high quality neoprene,... Read More
Leading manufacturer of animal first aid products, Robinson Animal Healthcare is delighted to welcome event riders, Kevin and Emma McNab, to their team of sponsored riders.
Kevin and Emma both moved to England from their native Australia in 2012 to pursue their eventing dreams.
A regular on the Australian National Squad, Kevin was... Read More
THE WORLD’S BEST HORSE AND RIDER COMBINATIONS GATHER AT THE WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL FOR THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE COMPETITION, THE ROLEX GRAND PRIX
Wellington, USA – On Saturday 25 March, the sell-out crowds of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) will congregate under the bright lights of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Centre... Read More
The eight contestants for series 2 of Horse & Country TV’s popular show Blue Chip All Star Academy have been announced. The selectors had a hugely difficult task, with almost 200 Video auditions received during the short audition period. As in series 1, the aim was to find riders of varying... Read More
Country and equestrian jewellery company, Hiho Silver, has increased its equestrian range to include a number of solid gold pieces, due to customer demand. The Solid Gold Collection includes the Snaffle Ring and Snaffle Bracelet. Both of these designs have been created from the best selling sterling silver pieces available... Read More
LeMieux, the premium equine product manufacturer, has confirmed its sponsorship of the La Liga Awards at Horse of the Year Show for the next three years. The La Liga Consistency Awards are designed to award the successes of horses and ponies during the outdoor qualifying season. Competitors can gain points towards... Read More
A new foundation degree (FdA) will soon be available through Abingdon & Witney College at their recently refurbished Abingdon campus. The Events Management FdA is an innovative and exciting course, available full-time or part-time, that will help to develop future talent in this fast-growing sector, whether it is someone looking to... Read More
Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show”, is thrilled to announce details of their exclusive displays for this year’s Show. Atkinson Action Horses present LIMITLESS, a never-seen-before equestrian extravaganza combining both stunt riding and liberty work. With a performance showcasing stunts as seen in the movies, the... Read More
Kensington are a family-owned, well-established U.S. market leader in horse clothing and available exclusively in the UK from Shadow Horse. They take pride in designing well-fitting, extremely robust effective products.
Kensington use US-manufactured Textilene® mesh for all their fly protection products. This is a highly robust fabric which uses polyester fibres coated... Read More
Abingdon & Witney College had much to cheer about last night at the inaugural 2017 Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards, hosted at the Marlborough Enterprise Centre in Woodstock. Eighteen finalists battled it out across eight categories during the three-hour event run by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP). The Awards celebrate the achievements... Read More
Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, has been named the chosen charity for as Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show, which takes place 14 – 18 June . The two organisations are working together to raise awareness of the lives of working equines overseas.
Brooke, a UK based charity, works globally to... Read More
Television star Martin Clunes presents a new documentary show on Horse & Country TV, all about how equine learning can benefit people with special needs. In ‘Martin Clunes: Riding Therapy’, the actor and horse lover heads to the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy in Hampshire to meet a group of young... Read More
Wyoming is a hot contender for this summer’s top getaway list, as on 21 August a total solar eclipse will sweep across the state. Billed as America’s biggest tourist event of all time, guests of the Goosewing Working/Guest Ranch will have access to exclusive viewing areas as the property is situated... Read More
Hartpury College student April Joynson will be celebrating after a very successful campaign at the Under-25s Dressage National Championships saw her win three Champion titles. The Gloucestershire-based rider’s busy weekend with early starts and six tests to ride was more than worth it as April and her two horses, Alwin and... Read More
Leading young showjumper, Laura Robinson (22), has recently joined the Equi-Thème team.
Based in North Yorkshire, Laura has been selected to represent Great Britain on a number of occasions including last year, and has ridden at Pony, Junior and Young Rider European Championship levels.
Laura was thrilled to be chosen in 2016, as... Read More
England secured a narrow 12-11 win over the Commonwealth team in the Bryan Morrison Trophy, the annual international arena polo Test Match held at the All England Polo Club, Hickstead (Saturday 4 March).
Image (c) Tony Ramirez/Images of Polo
It was the third successive win for Team England, who were victorious over the... Read More
Nettex launch Ulsa Shield as part of their new V.I.P.® range of products.
V.I.P.® Ulsa Shield is an advanced, sugar free formula containing a unique blend of ingredients to maintain gastric health, soothe the stomach walls and support normal acid levels. Ulsa Shield is Vet Approved and is ideal to feed following... Read More
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
Capel Manor College Governing Body are delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Goodwin as Principal, to succeed Dr Dowbiggin on his retirement on 31 July 2017. The appointment was made by a Panel of Governors led by Lady Salisbury, which used an independent consultant to advise them on the process.... Read More
COMMITTED to developing world class equestrian entertainment and a fantastic day out for all the family, this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show has an exciting new layout and design. The 2017 event runs Wednesday to Sunday, June 14 to 18, at Bolesworth Castle near Chester and is set for topclass... Read More
As Equifest, the Festival of Horse Lovers, celebrates its tenth year, the Championship Arena will again offer a spectacular showcase throughout the event. TopSpec is once again sponsoring the main Indoor Championship Arena, helping to provide another amazing five-day show which draws competitors and spectators from far and wide. Equifest takes... Read More
ALWAYS keen to put something back into the equestrian world Trickle Net, the ultimate slow feeder net, is delighted to be supporting the Pony Championship at The City of Edinburgh Horse Show. Held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre, West Lothian, the show proved very popular... Read More
The bigger the show means a bigger arena, therefore your horse will need to be fitter. With the major shows remember to anticipate what the judge will require when riding. Ensure you have long enough stirrup leathers, big stirrup irons and ensure that your saddle fits correctly with extra padding... Read More
The 2017 show season promises to be better than ever, with the fabulous shopping at many events offering an amazing range of products.
Leading equestrian and country events now provide a wide range of shopping from boutique, designer stands to homeware, luxury goods, artisan food, saddlers and equestrian retailers.
However, sometimes just getting... Read More
There’s no need to hunt down that perfect Easter break, as Ranch Rider has an ‘eggcellent’ saving of £1,272 for a family of four booking a ten night stay at British Columbia’s Sundance Guest Ranch. Located in Ashcroft, one of the sunniest spots in the province, your brood can... Read More
Horse bit experts Neue Schule, renowned for innovative designs and high quality manufacture, have applied their expertise to create a range of elegant, superior comfort spurs. The range of ‘SpurSMART’ spurs have been made from high grade steel using a single mold, making them durable yet flexible and ensuring a smooth... Read More
Wellow Trekking Centre based in Bath, Somerset, is holding a special event in support of Disabled Access Day. Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses.
Taking place... Read More
IT is well documented that some dressage horses spend up to 23 hours a day in their stable!
Dressage is a highly skilled form of riding and as a discipline is one of those sports where a spectacular routine from horse and rider is required
Keeping the dressage horse fit and healthy is... Read More
Fancy a new pair of comfy and trendy breeches? The Equi-Thème Comète breeches could be the addition you are looking for. They are straight cut breeches made from 95% cotton and 5% elastane for a luxurious fit and feature plenty of pockets, including rider pockets at the front and flat pockets... Read More
The Racehorse Sanctuary and Re-homing Centre, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of thoroughbred horses (Reg Charity No. 1117361) and established for over 10 years, is thrilled to announce the pledge of a major grant from The Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charitable Trust. The grant will allow the planned development of... Read More
Nettex are delighted to announce the latest addition to their team of brand ambassadors, International Showjumper and trainer Phillip Spivey.
Philip has a wealth of experience having travelled and worked with high profile showjumpers in his early career. He returned to England and set up his own yard to train and produce... Read More
THE 2017 Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show looks set to stamp its mark on the world of dressage as well as show jumping from June 14 to 18. Show president Nina Barbour revealed the exciting plans to media and dressage royalty at the official launch of the new Bolesworth CDI*** at... Read More
Commandant John Ledingham, an International showjumper and coach, recently spent time with Hartpury Equine Academy students giving them hints, tips and exercises to improve their jumping. Ledingham has decades of experience from competing at international level including at Olympic Games, World and European Championships. Since retiring from riding he has gone... Read More
Why not secure yourself an amazing discount if you are planning a fantastic trip to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show this summer? For all tickets Wednesday to Sunday, June 14 to 18 you can save yourself a great 25%, through the special Early Bird offer. Simply log on to... Read More
Australian-born newlyweds, Kevin and Emma McNab, have recently signed a sponsorship deal with Avant. Kevin and Emma go from strength to strength in their eventing careers and a new prestigious sponsor such as Avant is exactly what the couple want to support their ongoing success.
They both recognise sponsorship agreements as long... Read More
Lauren Robertson’s young middleweight show hunter, Solomon, was progressing well in his showing career, having qualified for the Royal International Horse Show in both Open and Amateur Hunter classes last year.
However, even though he looked well she felt he was missing a bit of extra topline – as well as the... Read More
Two Hartpury students recently returned from a successful trip to Norway having both secured podium places in the 2017 Equestrian Educational Network student competition. Degree students Sophie Hulme and Kirsten Wing, alongside Hartpury University Centre’s Senior Lecturer and equestrian coach Victoria Lewis, all came home with medals after heading to Norsk... Read More
From an early age horse lover Karen Morris was determined to become a successful show jumper. However, serious injury prevented her dreams from coming true but thanks to her dedication and courage to succeed this led her to take up the sport of scurry driving instead. Having had a few successes... Read More
Team TopSpec riders have been in fantastic form in the dressage arena with wins and qualification for the Winter Championships in April. Victoria Maw and her chestnut gelding, Bon Rouge took the Prix St George Gold Freestyle at the Bishop Burton Winter Regional Championships after a superb effort.
Said Victoria: “I am... Read More
Leading competition venue Keysoe Equestrian Centre and Martin Collins Enterprises are delighted to announce their partnership for the forthcoming competition seasons. Martin Collins Enterprises are now the official surface supplier for Keysoe. Keysoe in Bedfordshire have invested heavily into their facilities over recent months and upgraded each of their arenas... Read More
Leading showjumper Phillip Miller is renowned nationally for numerous championships wins. With many top horses on the yard, Phillip works hard to keep them all fighting fit and ready to compete.
Based at the Hertfordshire yard, Greenacres Equestrian, Phillip started riding as a child, and despite coming from a non-horsey background he... Read More
The Equi-Thème Riding Clubs Intermediate Winter Championship qualifiers are proving hugely popular and there is a real buzz of excitement now that the finals are just around the corner.
Held at Bury Farm Equestrian Village in Bedfordshire, April 28 to 30 the event is not to missed.
Across the country both dressage and... Read More
Saddles Riding School, based in Bexley, Kent, is holding a special event in support of Disabled Access Day.
Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses.
Taking place from... Read More
Local equitation centre, Wrea Green is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day.
Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses.
Taking place from 10th-12th March 2017,... Read More
This year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition saw a prestigious Fellowship awarded to one of the leading figures in the industry.
Held at Saddlers’ Hall in London and supported by The Worshipful Company of Saddlers, the event provided the ideal occasion to present Laurence Pearman with his Fellowship and this... Read More
HRH The Princess Royal was the guest of honour at this year’s prestigious Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition awards at Saddlers’ Hall, London.
As Master of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers, HRH The Princess Royal presented awards to the successful apprentices currently undertaking the Millennium Apprenticeship Scheme, those who had... Read More
THERE was much to celebrate for Derbyshire-based international rider Gary Foggon recently when he qualified for no less than four finals at the British Dressage Winter Championships The Black Country Saddles team rider was in fantastic form at the Winter Regional Championships at Bishop Burton College with his two rides Gypsy... Read More
Lara Dyson and the talented Jazzed up enjoyed a phenomenal three days at the Winter Regional Championships, held at Bishop Burton, securing three regional titles.
The pair was on fire to come out on top in the Medium Gold, Medium Freestyle Gold, and Elementary Gold, with Gary Foggon riding Gypsy Fortune standing... Read More
The region’s most significant and influential equine event, Dubai International Horse Fair, will return for its 13th edition from March 16 to 18 at Dubai World Trade Center The event is co-located with the 14th edition of the world-acclaimed Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 13th Dubai... Read More
Following the 2016 launch of the hit show Blue Chip All Star Academy, Horse & Country TV is delighted to announce the programme will be returning to the channel for a second series. Billed as a mixture between The Apprentice and Pony Club camp, the Blue Chip All Star Academy series... Read More
When Simon Dyson purchased Trigger just over a year ago, he was originally for his wife to hack out with their children. As an accomplished rider Simon competed in eventing for many years but now enjoys hacking and a few days out hunting.
At 20-years-old, Trigger joined the family yard based in... Read More
Leading supplement manufacturer, Hilton Herbs, has recently unveiled four responsive e-commerce websites for each of its key markets, the UK, USA, France, and Germany. www.hiltonherbs.com
The new websites are designed to be totally user-friendly and responsive on all commonly used mobile devices, such as tablets or smartphones. New features include a... Read More
The first in a series of charity events run by Hartpury's equine students kicked off with a combined training and jumping competition. Dozens of equine students from the Level 3 Extended Diploma Horse Management (Business) course got stuck in to organise and run their own event this week. The show, which... Read More
The new EQUIT’M Headcollar is made from tough, densely woven nylon. It has a shimmering effect and a soft anti-chafing feel. It offers an adjustable headpiece, noseband with buckles, and quick release throatlatch with snap.
The anti-chafing lining is made from synthetic nubuck with nice nickel plated metal buckles.
Available in Navy/Burgundy. Sizes:... Read More
The Hampden is a ladies’ sleeveless buttoned front show shirt. It is made from stretch cotton with diamante buttons on the collar and horse embroidery on the chest. 98% cotton 2% spandex. Colour: White Sizes available: 10 – 16 Priced at £29.49 Mark Todd Coolmax Grip Breeches Made from Coolmax fabric... Read More
Are you looking for a comfortable, warm and hardwearing boot that will add a bit of style to your life this spring? Look no further, the new Highline boots from Grub’s. The new Highline boots are designed with a traditional profile to look the part this season, whilst offering superior comfort,... Read More
Lasers are now big news in equine veterinary circles. "And about time too!" - according to Jessica Nelson of Omega Laser Systems Ltd, the UK's longest established manufacturer of laser phototherapy equipment. She explains that "the healing optimisation and pain-relief laser therapy can deliver has no adverse side-effects, is... Read More
The Smartbunker from Greenans Products Ltd is a new style of animal feed storage container that just makes sense! We are giving away a Smart Bunker this month! Details on how to enter can be found below.
Traditionally, feed stored within containers is accessed via a lid, meaning the feed closest... Read More
England will face a team from the Commonwealth as they bid to win the Bryan Morrison Trophy, the Arena Polo International Test Match at Hickstead, for the third year in a row.
Credit: Images of polo
The two teams are due to clash at the All England Polo Club on Saturday 4 March,... Read More
- U.S. Eventing Team rider Boyd Martin creates history by securing third consecutive title at the Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase
(WELLINGTON, FLORIDA) – February 4, 2017 – Defending champion, Boyd Martin riding Welcome Shadow, clinched a superb victory to secure a historic third consecutive title with a score of 27.9 in... Read More
Car owners have never had it easier when it comes to selling their motors, whether it’s in the local paper, online auction sites, or with a dealership. It’s a rarity, then, to hear of a car being donated for free but that’s exactly what happened on a wet January morning this... Read More
Star of Horse & Country TV Jenny Rudall caught up with The Equestrian Index at last years Farm Business Innovation show at the NEC. A diverse exhibition for rural innovation and diversification is increasing it's offering to include the equestrian sector. In this interview, Jenny chats to Robin Finlay from... Read More
Let the Middle East’s leading equestrian event carry you towards an expanded business network and increased brand awareness On the 16th of March, the Dubai International Horse Fair will return for its 13th edition at the Dubai World Trade Centre to welcome the world’s equestrian elite for 3 days of networking... Read More
Horse owners that have equines susceptible to laminitis will already be monitoring their turnout well before spring has sprung! Mild, wet winters mean that the grass will have been growing in the winter months too so there will already be plenty of it! Prevention is certainly better than cure when it... Read More
DESPITE his 29-years of age, former top event horse Dougie was still stressing as if he was heading to Badminton Horse Trials.
A previous ride of Bill Levett when known as In The Black II, Dougie was the first horse the Australian event rider took round the prestigious Gloucestershire event where he... Read More
TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes are formulated to be highly sympathetic to the equine digestive system, even when it is compromised by extreme acidity. The formula is very low in starch (UltraLowStarchAnalysis) and sugar and high in fibre but still has a conditioning index of 12MJ/kg making these cubes both ‘Non-Heating’ and conditioning.... Read More
You can sign up to receive just about anything in a box every month from Gin to Bird seed. But we aren’t interested in that – well, maybe the Gin one…..
We are Horse People! We want a goody box full of fabulous products from the companies that bring us... Read More
2016 is a year Jamie Williams will never forget as he represented Team GBR for the first time in Carriage Driving.
Based in Hastings, Jamie broke his back 10 years ago, which resulted in him being left paralysed from the waist down. Not letting this get in his way, Jamie’s hard work,... Read More
Barguse Riding Centre based in Lockengate, Cornwall, was established by Lisa Todd and her husband Alistair in 2007. After running a livery yard for many years, training and schooling clients’ horses and teaching in her spare time, Lisa decided to set up her own riding school with the aim of helping... Read More
THIS year’s BETA International saw young and talented apprentices and trainees competing for the top awards in the Society of Master Saddlers’ competitions throughout the three days. Always a major feature of BETA International, the competitions draw a lot of interest, with visitors able to see quality craftsmanship in the making... Read More
Degree student Jessica Parsons will have the opportunity to learn from the best after winning an exciting mentorship with a Great Britain Paralympian. Jess, who is in the second year of her Equine Business Management degree at Hartpury, will be working with Natasha Baker, MBE – the Para Dressage rider... Read More
Introducing ‘Zorro’ the latest equestrian artistic alchemy by world renowned fine art photographer Matthew Seed - The Horse Photographer. This latest piece of fine art showcases Zorro a 4 year old black stallion owned by Jennifer Whittaker and standing at stud at White Hill Stud, a purpose built facility in the... Read More
On Wednesday 1 February, tickets go on sale for the event which marks the start of London’s summer social season, Chestertons Polo in the Park, taking place on 9, 10, & 11 June 2017 at Hurlingham Park, Fulham. There will also be a limited number of Super Early Bird tickets on... Read More
Do you have the next Valegro in your yard or do you ride like Charlotte Dujardin?
If so the team at Trickle Net – the ultimate slow feeder net – want to hear from you!
The Lincolnshire-based business is looking for a future dressage superstar to support throughout 2017.
The lucky sponsored rider will... Read More
Europe’s largest equine education centre will lend its world-class facilities to British Showjumping after being selected as the group’s Regional Training Venue for the South West. Throughout the year, various training courses will be held at Hartpury, which will include coaching, coach training, UKCC courses and assessments, CPD workshops, officials... Read More
Effective, fast-acting and convenient; Animalife’s Vetrofen Intense 3.5g sachets are back, new and improved and will hit the shelves in Animalife-accredited stockists from early February 2017. Your first choice for keeping your horse sound, supple, happy and active, Vetrofen has a quick and long-lasting effect like no other. It has been... Read More
A local business is benefitting from the clipping skills of our equine students’ as the horsehair is used for a historical plastering technique. The yard has been buzzing over the winter as students and staff have been busy clipping over 50 horses with all the excess hair bagged up and given... Read More
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opened East Durham College’s redeveloped Houghall Campus, Durham, during a visit on Friday 13th January 2017.
The region’s leading land-based College recently underwent an exciting £12.75 million redevelopment as part of its plans to fully modernise the entire site, which originally opened in 1938. After a... Read More
The finalists in the 2017 BETA Business Awards – prestigious B2B awards designed to celebrate and reward companies and individuals judged to have made a significant difference to the equestrian industry – have been revealed.
“Everyone has done incredibly well to get this far,” said BETA executive director Claire Williams. “We have... Read More
Nettex is launching its new, vet approved V.I.P.® supplement range in Spring 2017.
V.I.P.® represents the Nettex core values of Visibility, Integrity and Performance. Nettex has developed a high quality, performance range of supplements in conjunction with an equine vet and is endorsed by world leading equestrians from a range of disciplines.
All... Read More
This season Aztec Diamond have introduced a beautiful fitted V neck sweater to their range of fashionable equestrian clothing. This soft, high quality knit 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... Read More
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visited Neue Schule Group at its new North Yorkshire base on Thursday 12 January to unveil a commemorative plaque in celebration of equestrian innovation in the county.
“This unique visit by the Princess provided an insight into the innovations and activities undertaken by Neue Schule Group companies,”... Read More
Leading global animal health and performance company, Alltech, has launched their third continuous year of support for a number of showing classes at the Hickstead Derby Meeting (22nd – 25th June). Since the very first Hickstead Derby in 1961, many of the country’s top riders and producers have competed at Hickstead... Read More
Hiho Silver’s range of shooting jewellery has increased to include a collection based around 12 bore and 20 shotgun cartridges…but not as you know them! The company has used the dimensions of standard 12 and 20 bore cartridges and created two stunning designs based on these. All... Read More
The Ticketing Office for the 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is now open for advance sales. The world’s premier Three Day Event, which runs from Wednesday 3rd May to Sunday 7th May in the Duke of Beaufort’s Gloucestershire park will for the first time offer a first prize of £100,000,... Read More
Valentines for your horse;
Dengie Leisure Vits & Mins 2kg £16.89
Dengie Leisure Vits & Mins is a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement formulated to meet the needs of horses and ponies at rest or in light work. Vitamins and minerals are needed for a wide variety of functions including as structural... Read More
The Neue Schule Group has expanded its corporate portfolio with the launch of Avansce – an equestrian sports performance monitoring company. This new division, focusing on the development of intelligent sports training tools for equestrians, is headed by Dr Graham Cross, formerly executive technical director of Neue Schule, a producer and... Read More
Crosemere Hall is surrounded by the stunning Shropshire countryside and yet is not isolated, being located on the edge of the village of Cockshutt, where a warm welcome can always be found. Moving closer, you will note that the sand and rubber based Manege is floodlit and that concrete bases are... Read More
If there's only one event you attend next summer make sure it's Bolesworth International from Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th June 2017! Following on from the huge success of last year's event, this year's promises even more. With top class competition, a host of leading international riders, a fantastic atmosphere, breath... Read More
Need a functional new bag that has handy compartments to store all your valuables? The Equit’M Backpack is a trendy new bag that makes carrying equipment hassle free.
To carry the bag with ease there are padded back and shoulder straps that can be adjusted for a comfortable fit.
A relief area is... Read More
A team that always has its finger on the pulse – the marketeers at Equestrian.com hit the spot at the Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show when reaching new highs during the Grand Prix coursewalk.
Marketing Executive Victoria Ward walked the Equestrian.com Grand Prix course with BEF Performance Manager for Jumping, Di Lampard... Read More
The fit of your horse or pony’s bridle is so much more than simply how it looks and there are many points to consider in order that it fits and works correctly.
Without doubt a correctly fitting bridle is essential for your horse’s comfort and performance.
Here we will explain the process that... Read More
Aztec Diamond is a brand new fashion forward equestrian brand and they are introducing their first sports bra to their ‘Essentials Range’. Many women who ride need that extra bit of support in the saddle so Aztec Diamond have designed this sports bra to keep a woman’s assets under control while... Read More
Stay wrapped up warm and dry this winter with some fantastic new gear from Equestrian.com. Featuring brands like Woof Wear, Harry Hall and Horseware they have all the gear you need to keep the cold and wet at bay!
These Boots were made for walking.....and riding!
The Woof Wear Horizon is an all-terrain... Read More
Having ridden big warmblood horses for many years, Gloucester-based Kate Vickery wanted to down-size and ride out with her children as they became more confident in the saddle.
With this in mind, at the end of May, Kate bought Roscoe a 148cm Connemara to produce and educate ready for her children to... Read More
WHEN Ellen Chapman’s horse Sully became seriously ill she needed to find a way to control his hay intake. He had to eat very slowly, but he didn’t want to!
At a loss when he destroyed every small hole net on the market, it gave her the idea to launch a revolutionary... Read More
Billy Twomey delivered another masterful display to retain his crown as Equestrian.com grand prix champion at the Liverpool International Horse Show. The Irish star once again thrived under pressure at the Echo Arena, guiding 14-year-old bay gelding Diaghilev home - as he had done 12 months ago... Read More
Michael Whitaker delivered a performance of class and panache to give a bumper crowd British success as day two of the Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show ended in thrilling fashion. Michael, winner of numerous major championship medals and part of the Great Britain team at last summer's... Read More
Friday Round Up:
The remarkable pony Tixylix bowed out in trademark fashion as classes began at the equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show on Friday.
Tixylix was previously ridden with outstanding success by Jessica Mendoza, who has risen rapidly through the senior ranks and was travelling reserve for the Great Britain showjumping team... Read More
The Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show is set to host the biggest and best New Year's Eve event in the city, and everyone is invited. The event takes place at The Echo Arena on Liverpool's iconic waterfront and is open to guests of all ages, so families can enjoy a rare... Read More
The great and the good from the equine world headed to Hartpury on Friday (December 9th) as Olympian Carl Hester MBE officially opened the Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance. The London 2012 and Rio 2016 medallist, who is also the elite dressage coach for Hartpury’s Equine Academy, was joined by... Read More
Hiho Silver has introduced a new style of leather double wrap bracelet to its collection that is unisex in design and customisable. The bracelet is made using high quality leather selected just for Hiho, and benefits from saddle style stitching too, to echo the feel of tack.... Read More
British Horse Feeds is delighted to announce title sponsorship of the prestigious Red Dragon Festival of Endurance which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017.
Running from September 29 to October 1, 2017 the Red Dragon Festival of Endurance at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells is always a hugely popular event.
Tricia... Read More
Olympia, the London International Horse Show, gets underway next week (13-19 December), and once again viewers will be able to watch highlights from the competition on Horse & Country TV.
In the week running up to Christmas, H&C will be showing the FEI World Cup Driving (Tuesday 20th December at 8.30pm), FEI... Read More
Following an 18 month consultation period with horse owners across the UK who have been rigorously field testing products on horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes, Rowen Barbary are delighted to announce the launch of three new feeds. With Chamomile Flowers, Mint and Nettle Leisure Plus is an... Read More
Tickets for the Hickstead Derby Meeting (22-25 June 2017) and the Longines Royal International Horse Show (25-30 July 2017) have gone on sale in plenty of time for Christmas. Once again there are savings on offer to all those booking in advance of the shows compared to tickets... Read More
New Stone Farm offers an exciting opportunity to create a first class equestrian establishment with consent for a 1,438 sq ft Equestrian Occupation dwelling, complemented by established equestrian facilities.
The position of the new house is shown on the site plan and will be located to the north of existing stables. The... Read More
Discovering the WIld West from the back of a horse Keen to expand on its portfolio of authentic US ranches, Ranch Rider will be introducing Arizona’s Hideout Working Ranch in its 2017 brochure, the property situated near Portal and snuggled against the New Mexico border.
Tony Daly, Managing Director of Ranch Rider... Read More
Simple, natural “green” horse feeds has always been the Dengie promise. Trusted for providing equines with the very best in locally grown, alfalfa based nutrition, Dengie are now delighted to be able to offer horse owners a British grown, grass product that will help to provide highly digestible, consistently clean fibre.... Read More
The Sore No-More® Performance range is a pleasant smelling, natural herbal liniment containing a carefully formulated mix of natural herbs including arnica, comfrey, rosemary and ginger in a base of witch hazel. It contains no chemicals or harsh ingredients, is extremely gentle to the skin and is now available to customers... Read More
Big names from the British showjumping scene will be getting their eye in ahead of Olympia alongside some of Hartpury’s own riding talent at this year’s Showjumping Spectacular. Starting on Friday 9th December the showjumping runs for three days in the international Hartpury Arena. The action kicks off in the afternoon... Read More
Chariots of Fire Equestrian Centre near Lockerbie provide carriage driving and riding lessons for people with disabilities and additional needs in partnership with the charity ‘Sports Driving Unlimited’. Their indoor school was in desperate need of an update and Martin Collins Enterprises Riding Surfaces came to the rescue supplying them with... Read More
Do your boots give you cold sore feet, or do they wear out and need replacing after only one season’s use? If they do, you’re not wearing Grub’s! High performance Grub’s boots are comfortable, warm, completely dry, designed to last and suitable for all day wear every day and all occasions.
1.... Read More
Want a great looking pair of competition boots but can’t afford the Italian price tag?
The Tresio Competition boot from Just Togs has designer details and great European styling for just over £100.
The Tresio ladies boot has white contrast stitching and piping on the black leather and synthetic leather upper.
Featuring a rear... Read More
A Bristol equestrian centre has become the latest riding establishment to gain accreditation to a national scheme backed by RDA and the British Equestrian Federation.
Church Farm Equestrian and Pony Club Centre, based in Keynsham, decided to apply for Accessibility Mark accreditation to develop the long term future of the centre and... Read More
Recent research suggests that up to 58% of competition and show horses in competitive work have ulcers and up to 59% of leisure horses suffer from Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS).
While there are many possible causes, high concentrate diets and intense exercise have been identified as the trigger in many equines.... Read More
The Colorado Tourism Office launched its Year of Summer Adventure campaign earlier this month, so Ranch Rider’s brochure news is well timed. The riding holiday specialist will be introducing the Elk River Guest Ranch in 2017 and the Zapata Cattle & Bison Ranch will feature a new tented camp, both... Read More
It’s a sponsored ride but not as you know it! Hartpury’s horse simulator, Margaret, will be riding through the night next week on a money-making mission for Spinal Research. Based on cutting edge flight simulator technology, Margaret is one of only 10 of her kind in the world and the only... Read More
Avoid sore feet this winter with the new sock range from Grub’s. The innovative sporting technology will ensure your feet stay warm, dry and comfortable all day long.
Created for maximum comfort, the socks feature a cushioned loop, Super-dri™ fibres and a double-stitched toe.
Feet will stay warm and toasty with the blend... Read More
Steve Wall from Somerset has thoroughly caught the equestrian bug thanks to the team at Urchinwood Manor based in Bristol.
Steve, who is partially sighted and has been registered blind all his life, has been riding at Urchinwood Manor for nine years after first having a go on an excursion with a... Read More
WINNING the loan of an Avant compact tool carrier has revolutionised the way leading showjumper Phillip Miller runs his Hertfordshire-yard.
Phillip is well known for his longstanding partnership with the charismatic grey Caritiar Z on whom he won the iconic Hickstead Derby in 2013 when jumping the only clear round.
The Avant tool... Read More
Winter does not have to be all about dark nights and early mornings. In this issue international rider Gary Foggon of Team Black Country Saddles provides some handy hints to make good use of precious time throughout the autumn and winter. Before bringing your horse in from the field, why... Read More
TopSpec Stud Lite Feed Balancer has been designed for breeding stock that are such great-doers that they would become overweight if fed the recommended amount of a good Stud Feed Balancer. TopSpec Stud Lite Feed Balancer will not promote weight-gain when fed as part of a calories-controlled diet. It is of... Read More
FOLLOWING a nationwide search and with more than 1,500 entries to choose from the winner of the TopSpec ‘Once in a Lifetime’ £5,000 sponsorship is dressage rider Amy Schiessl.
Based near Basingstoke, 21-year-old Amy has been riding from an early age and is currently competing two horses with more in the pipeline... Read More
SPILLERS® has introduced Alfalfa-Pro, a high quality conditioning alfalfa blend with oil, supporting horses prone to gastric ulceration. SPILLERS® Alfalfa-Pro is one of only four products in the UK to carry the prestigious BETA Equine Gastric Ulceration Syndrome (EGUS) Certification Mark. SPILLERS® Alfalfa-Pro is a low sugar and starch fibre and... Read More
The Horse Rider's Guide to Bras is a new information leaflet designed to help female equestrians avoid breast pain caused by riding activity. Created by BETA in conjunction with the British Equestrian Federation, this handy resource is based on a large-scale study by Dr Jenny Burbage, of the University of Portsmouth,... Read More
Ariat Berwick GTX Insulated Boots – Ladies The Berwick Lace GTX Insulated boots will help keep you on your feet this winter! 400g of cosy Thinsulate Ultra insulation keeps feet warm, meanwhile a premium waterproof full-grain leather upper and waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX membrane construction prevents the elements from getting in. ATS... Read More
Hartpury has been pitching in and forking out to help a local charity change the lives of young people in Gloucester and open their eyes to a world of new opportunities. The College has for a long time worked in partnership with St James’ City Farm and Riding School – both... Read More
The world’s top Carriage Drivers will be storming back into the Olympia Grand Hall, on Thursday 15, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December, with only one intention, to take home the top prize. The record holding six-time FEI World Cup™ Driving Championship winner, Boyd Exell (AUS), will be hoping to defend... Read More
Dengie the UK’s leading fibre provider were delighted to present their Championship awards at the inaugural British Dressage Natives Championship at Solihull Riding Club 28th-29th October 2016. This hugely popular event saw entries from over 500 native horses and ponies.
Dengie as sponsors of the Traditional Gypsy Cob section were on hand... Read More
Offered for sale through joint agents Fox Grant and Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Footsteps is an equestrian smallholding with attractive detached, individually designed property of local Lias stone elevations under a slate tiled roof. Constructed in 1993, the property offers spacious accommodation arranged over 2 floors with attractive views from a number... Read More
PERFORMANCE footwear brand Grub’s teamed up with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) for Welly Week.
Throughout the event, the Grub’s team ran prize draws offering people the chance to win a pair of fabulous wellies during Monday to Friday of the campaign.
The R.A.B.I provides financial support to farming people in hardship,... Read More
Are you a young rider looking for the opportunity of a lifetime? Today, the UK’s leading equine bedding manufacturer, BEDMAX, have announced that for the second year running, they are offering one talented young rider an unmissable opportunity to win the BEDMAX Young Rider Scholarship for 2017.
The Scholarship is open... Read More
What do triple Olympic gold medallists do when they retire? Write their life story, of course! Equine dressage sensation Valegro, who won gold medals at both London and Rio, tells his own story in this, the first in the series of books for children (and older readers!). The perfect Christmas present... Read More
Hiho Silver is delighted to introduce the new Exclusive Sterling Silver Special Edition Willberry Wonder Pony Charm – perfect for Christmas. The charm, which will be shipped in late November and can be pre-ordered now, is made using solid sterling silver and has a red scarf, just like the real Willberry.... Read More
The British Equestrian Trade Association sponsored the main arena at Your Horse Live for a third consecutive year and provided free riding hat and body protector safety checks throughout the event at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on 12 and 13 November.
“Your Horse Live is a great place for Christmas shopping and a... Read More
Hiho’s Exclusive Equestrian Leather Snaffle Bracelet now has a ‘sister’ with an 18ct rose gold plated finish to add an extra dimension. The sterling silver version has been a Hiho best seller for years as the durable design is not only beautiful; it really does work with... Read More
Being as visible as possible when riding out is a priority rain, hail or shine so we’ve teamed up with Luminosity, the home of bright ideas for wise riders, to give you the chance to win one of their revolutionary light-weight, water-proof, hi-tech, hi viz jackets. Different from everything else in... Read More
AS winter approaches all horse and pony owners know how easy it is to waste hay!
Whether they are out in a muddy field or spending longer hours in the stable and trampling it into the bedding, no one likes to see hay being left uneaten.
The revolutionary Trickle Net provides the solution... Read More
Mark Todd Harry Jacket This unisex jacket has been exclusively designed for the Mark Todd Collection and can be used in the saddle, on the yard or as every day wear.
It has an extremely lightweight natural goose down filling as well as side pannels which aid ventilation.
The jacket has internal pockets... Read More
Make light work down the yard with the Avant 500 series an excellent all-round machine for stables and arenas.
The multi-function Avant 500 series will tackle a wide range of yard jobs quickly and easily. The range features the 520, 525 and 528 models.
The Avant 500 series of articulated telescopic loaders are... Read More
With the aim of promoting the work of The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre (BTRC) during its 25th Anniversary year the charity enjoyed a successful day at Aintree Racecourse for the Betfred BTRC Day. Thanks to the generosity of race goers, The BTRC raised more than £4,000 through the sale of the... Read More
Canada took the top slot on Lonely Planet’s list of Best Countries To Visit in 2017. There’s even more reason to plan a trip to the Great White North next year as the nation will mark 150 years since confederation. Tony Daly Managing Director of Ranch Rider, “Even with... Read More
Show your horse or pony how much you care by stocking up with some Nettex Tasty Treats this year. With a variety of flavours to choose from, your horse will find it hard to pick a favourite.
Nettex Tasty Treats can be used to reward good behaviour, help with training or distract... Read More
Dengie Healthy Tummy which displays the BETA feed mark for equines prone to Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome is £2 off this autumn…
Recent research suggests that once horses begin training their likelihood of developing gastric ulcers increases. 17-58% of competition and show horses in competitive work have ulcers and between 37-59% of... Read More
Dark nights, less time for riding and the unpredictable weather can make owning a horse or pony during the winter months a challenge.
The cold, damp conditions can lead to ailments and injuries that can be difficult to manage when faced with adverse weather.
By following a few simple steps, prevention of problems... Read More
With just weeks to go until the Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show here we catch up with Lorraine Meadowcroft, CEO of leading online retailer and title sponsor Equestrian.com to find out more. What makes the Equestrian.com Liverpool Horse Show so special? Last year’s show was just fantastic and as a business... Read More
Are you looking for a boot to keep your feet warm and dry when down at the yard or trekking across muddy paddocks to fetch the horses in?
The new Frostline boots from Grub’s are ideal for keeping your feet warm and dry on cold, wet or frosty days, they offer supreme... Read More
Saddles Riding Centre based in Bexley, Kent has become the latest riding centre to gain Accessibility Mark accreditation.
The nationally recognised seal of approval will enable them to open their doors to disabled people.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with Hoof, the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) participation programme launched the... Read More
Organisers of Olympia, the London International Horse Show have revealed that Olympic equine star, Valegro, will be appearing alongside Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester, in London this December. Valegro’s official retirement from competition will take place in the Grand Hall on Wednesday 14 December. The retirement ceremony... Read More
British Horse Feeds presented David Hirst with the recognition award for ‘Best Crew Member’ at the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance 2016. David, who is based in Welshpool, helped his wife Tricia to victory in the 160km Speedi-Beet Red Dragon and it was clear his dedication is greatly... Read More
This year’s British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance was a great success, attracting more than 270 competitors from all over the UK. The 160km Speedi-Beet Red Dragon was hotly contested but it was Tricia Hirst who raced to the finish, securing the 2016 title with her 14-year-old part-bred Arab,... Read More
Finnish company, Avant, experts in multi-functional loaders, celebrates its 25th anniversary in the UK, with a new purpose-built showroom. To mark the occasion, the Ambassador of Finland, Mrs. Päivi Luostarinen, was invited to officially open the new showroom. Avant manufactures a wide range of compact, 4-wheel drive machines which can be... Read More
To help celebrate the UK tour of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, the fantastic white horses were asked to appear live on the BBC’s One Show on the 5th October. With only two days’ notice the team at Martin Collins had to get a mini riding arena of the highest... Read More
NEW crunchits™ from Equilibrium Products Ltd
Low sugar, healthy horse treats that taste as good as they look! crunchits™ are naturally healthy, low sugar, bite-sized treats. crunchits™ provide a wonderful variety of flavours, texture and aromas that horse and ponies love. Made with strawberry, beetroot, parsnip, carrot, banana, pea and spinach,... Read More
Simple, natural “green” horse feeds has always been the Dengie promise. Trusted for providing equines with the very best in locally grown, alfalfa based nutrition, Dengie are now delighted to be able to offer horse owners a British grown, grass product that will provide all the fibre and much more that... Read More
Here’s your chance to win tickets thanks to the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre and Betfred.
We are offering you a day to remember and giving you the chance to experience top-class racing action at the Betfred BTRC Day this November.
Two lucky winners and a friend or partner will get the chance to... Read More
Keen to expand on its portfolio of authentic US ranches, Ranch Rider will be introducing Arizona’s Hideout Working Ranch in its 2017 brochure, the property situated near Portal and snuggled against the New Mexico border. Tony Daly, Managing Director of Ranch Rider comments, “The majority of today's travellers are in search... Read More
The leading business show for rural and farm businesses is just around the corner returning to the NEC on 9th & 10th November. In order to introduce opportunities within the equestrian sector, The Equestrian Index will be hosting stand 428 and Connected Thinking will be at stand 543. Both businesses... Read More
A Cannington equestrian centre is delighted to have secured Accessibility Mark accreditation to expand its services to disabled people.
Elaine Foster opened Swang Pony Centre in 2009 with a vision for teaching children to ride, but as the business went from strength to strength she realised the demand within the community was... Read More
Are you fed up with dusty and damp stables especially over the winter? Do your horses stay in more and your bills begin to get higher and higher? Well it is time you consider Belvoir Bed for a cost effective, natural bedding solution. Highly absorbent, making it easy and quick to... Read More
Manor Fields Farm is located just south of Shrewsbury in Great Lyth and has excellent access to the motorway network via the A5 (4.5 miles distant) and the M54.
This is a rare opportunity to buy a property with such sensational views in this location, let alone a property with such superb... Read More
The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre (BTRC) is delighted to announce the world’s biggest independent bookmaker, Betfred is kindly supporting a BTRC charity race day.
Held on Saturday, November 5, at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, the ‘Betfred BTRC Day’ promises to be a spectacular day out.
The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre (BTRC) is the... Read More
The WeatherBeeta Sheepskin Exercise Boots are made from a soft yet durable Pro Mesh TPU outer offering maximum breathability whilst being lined with luxurious soft sheepskin for ultimate comfort. The lining not only offers extra protection but also helps even out pressure. In addition the boots also feature a tough PVC... Read More
Dressage rider Lucy Bulmer was looking to upgrade to a new saddle for her 15-year-old Belgium Warmblood, Boras when she came across the Optima from Black Country.
The pair has been together since he was a young four-year-old and now compete at Prix St George level. Good friend Mary McGowan bought Boras... Read More
NOW 13-years-old Jani, a Dutch Warmblood owned by Lorraine McIndoe, has spent his life being susceptible to loose droppings.
And despite owning him for seven years and trying everything she and her vets could think of, Lorraine had started to give up on ever finding a solution to the gelding’s problem.
Together with... Read More
The Pure Feed Company is launching a brand new Gut Balancer product to join its successful range of Pure+ supplements. Designed by Dr David Marlin who obtained his PhD from Loughborough University after 4 years studying the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training was the perfect fit for us... Read More
With the stresses and strains that we place on our horse’s limbs looking after their joints is essential and this is where Nettex can help. Nettex Joint & Muscle Maintenance Powder can be fed to horses and ponies of all ages and disciplines to help maintain healthy joints and muscles.... Read More
Looking for a great piece of equipment to use around the yard and stables? Avant Tecno has announced the introduction of a new, low emission model within its 7 Series of compact tool carriers to meet a demand for a cost-effective equivalent to the 760. Avant has taken a big leap... Read More
Get a great ‘head start’ in the style stakes this winter with these gorgeous new Fleece Headbands from Just Togs. The Just Togs Head Bands are a chunky knit with recognisable Just Togs badge. Ergonomically shaped to fit the head perfectly, they look and feel fantastic. Available in three stunning colours... Read More
It has been over six months now since Tarzan has been receiving rehabilitation from the team at World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre after he was found abandoned and severely underweight, with a body condition score of one.
Tarzan was found alongside a filly that sadly had to be... Read More
NuuMed has introduced two new limited edition colours for this autumn – dusky blue and warm orange. Both are available on the HiWither Everyday Saddlepad style for a limited time – so if you fancy updating your horse’s wardrobe with a fresh new colour this season, do it whilst stocks last!... Read More
Hiho Silver is delighted to announce that Harriet Edwards, founder of A Girl About Country, has joined its team of brand ambassadors. Harriet is a farmer’s daughter, born and raised in the Heart of England, who has a passion for equestrianism, shooting and everything else ‘country’. She’s an active member... Read More
Did you know that Animalintex®, the world renowned multi-layered poultice and wound dressing from Robinson Animal Healthcare can be used to treat a wide range of conditions?
It is highly absorbent, extremely versatile and can be applied either as a wet, hot or cold poultice, or as a dry dressing to suit... Read More
The revolutionary Poll Pressure Guide has been developed by bit specialist Neue Schule to tackle misconceptions, provide greater understanding of the bit's action and help riders make a more informed choice when buying different cheek types.
The guide, the first of its kind, is the result of ongoing research by Neue Schule.... Read More
Horse & Country TV will be showing televised coverage of the hugely popular Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), with a highlights programme to be broadcast each night at 7.30pm (6-10 October). Horse & Country’s coverage of HOYS is brought to you in association with leading feed manufacturer TopSpec. The daily... Read More
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 ten minutes. Feeding Speedi-Beet warm helps to raise the horse’s core body temperature.
The low starch and sugar content means Speedi-Beet is also ideal for horses and ponies... Read More
Kate Negus Saddlery has collaborated with Keith Taylor from Seagry Stud to create the Seagry Filly Show Slip. The Seagry Filly Show Slip is made from English leather and has a rolled leather browband and noseband. It is finished with brass buckles, and has been designed to show... Read More
Land Rover North America returned as the official vehicle for one of the world’s most iconic equestrian events, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show, which took place in the heart of New York City. Under the bright lights of the New York sky line, spectators saw some of the very best... Read More
Feed plays a huge role in the lives of our horses and pets. Increasingly, owners are concerned about where ingredients come from and how healthy the feed really is for their animals. Poor quality feed can affect performance, health and wellbeing. The Mintel survey of UK Pet Food in 2015... Read More
With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge about to head off on their family tour of British Columbia (24 September - 01 October), Canada expert Ranch Rider has put a horsey twist on the popular Royals’ itinerary, the activities at its handpicked list of BC ranches mirroring those on William and... Read More
Most winters and with very few exceptions, the horses’ fields can end up looking like a war zone. Huge puddles and churned up ground can be an owner’s nightmare when trying to keep horses clean and mud fever free.
Plaiting your horses or ponies tail into a hunting knot prevents it becoming... Read More
An extensive equestrian facility in a non-isolated semi-rural location offering a fantastic business opportunity. The site benefits from 17 acres, ménage, 18 stables, 3 tack rooms and several large agricultural outbuildings which can be utilised for a variety of different uses, subject to the necessary planning consents.
The equestrian facilities have a... Read More
The new Clipperman range of clippers and trimmers has hit the shelves and is ready for the coming season. The extensive range is available through retail outlets and the brand’s own website, which can be found at www.clipperman.co.uk. The collection comprises of nine different types of clippers, trimmers and... Read More
Charlotte Dujardin took her 2016 National title tally to three when she triumphed in the TopSpec Medium Gold Championship on Wendy and Paul Dockley and her own Florentina VI. The win was a repeat performance for Charlotte who won last year on Mount St John Freestyle.
Florentina, the flamboyant dapple grey daughter... Read More
Ashley Jenkins and Salsa Hit captured the TopSpec Medium Silver at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships after a stunning performance.
Twenty-four-year-old Ashley and the attractive seven-year-old son of Samba Hit III, claimed the Elementary Restricted title here last year, and 12 months later scored a decisive 72.03% to head the competitive class.
First... Read More
At a seminar hosted by Dengie earlier this year, leading veterinary expert Professor Celia Marr from the world famous Rossdales Equine Hospital and Diagnostic Centre in Newmarket, gave an update on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS).
Recent research suggests that once horses begin training their likelihood of developing gastric ulcers increases. 17-58%... Read More
Two Hartpury students will have the chance to shine on the national showjumping stage after putting in impressive performances at Bicton Arena in Devon. Hannah Gadras and Kara Hughes contested two classes at the National Schools’ Equestrian Association (NESA) Show Jumping Qualifier last weekend with the aim of qualifying for... Read More
Charles Owen & Co. (Bow) Ltd is to sponsor The Hub at BETA International 2017. This vibrant new feature is set to become a real hive of activity, with product displays, celebrity interviews, retailer seminars and Talking Business, the trade fair's popular industry discussion hosted by Alastair Stewart.
The Charles Owen Hub,... Read More
Once again the Paralympics have been inspiring people to try new sports and activities that they may have never thought of trying before. Horse riding is no exception and now it is even easier for people to find the right place to get started.
Horse riding is an inclusive sport with riding... Read More
Accessibility Mark is a scheme helping to provide more riding opportunities for disabled people. Here we talk to Sally Hall of Urchinwood Manor to find out why they went for accreditation and how it could benefit other centres.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with Hoof, the British Equestrian Federation’s... Read More
The LeMieux National Dressage Championships will feature in a one-hour special coming soon to Horse & Country TV, Sky Channel 253. Additionally, all of the tests from the Horse Health Grand Prix Freestyle and the LeMieux Grand Prix will be available in full and on-demand on H&C Play, H&C’s online and... Read More
The third edition of the Rolex Central Park Horse show returns in September to the world famous Wollman Rink. Since its inception in 2014, the show has quickly developed into a highlight on the global equestrian and New York social calendar and for the second... Read More
A UNIQUE initiative to raise £100,000 to help retrain and rehome ex-racehorses is underway and the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre has put out a call for riders to get involved in this fantastic idea.
To celebrate the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre’s (BTRC) 25th anniversary, the charity has launched – Ride for Retraining... Read More
Hartpury has seen its highest ever number of new College students joining the famous Pury family this year! During a busy enrolment week last week, 1096 students started their journey as new College students – the highest ever number of new starters. While the majority will be studying vocational diplomas in... Read More
Rockies has launched its new Hoof Right lick- a high quality, molasses free, calorie free lick that contains carefully selected ingredients to support hoof health and hardness. The 2kg lick contains high levels of zinc, biotin and copper, to support hoof health, growth and condition. The zinc is supplied in... Read More
A former Hartpury student has become the youngest racehorse trainer in the country. Amy Murphy, 24, who will work out of Hamilton Stables having now set up on her own, grew up surrounded by racehorses at her father’s stud. She was bitten by the racing bug at 16 whilst she... Read More
If we get a mild and wet autumn undoubtedly our pastures will look rich and green but this can have dire consequences for the overweight equine.
Weight gain and excess body condition can have serious health and welfare consequences so now is the time to work hard at helping to ensure optimum... Read More
Calgary, Canada – Fresh off his bronze medal win at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Eric Lamaze (CAN) has arrived in Calgary, Canada to contest the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament running September 7-11, 2016. He is joined by fellow Rolex Testimonees Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER), Steve Guerdat (SUI) and Scott... Read More
I am looking to buy a new horse and see in some adverts horses are sold with a saddle and bridle, do you think that is a benefit or should it be avoided?
The Society of Master Saddlers replies:
Although at first glance it can appear like a ‘bargain’ to buy a horse... Read More
This season Just Togs launch the Mckinley Hoody. A warm and comfortable hooded top, with a contrast stitch detail, perfect for riding and any other leisure activity. It has on trend ultra soft fleece lined hood, Just Togs embroidered branding on the chest, popper side packets and ribbed cuff and waist.... Read More
The Wexford is a deep-seated jumping saddle, similar to the GP range, though offering a wider seat for comfort than most traditional jump saddles.
This saddle comes with large supporting knee and thigh blocks for the ultimate in rider security and an extra forward flap option for the taller rider.
The panel and... Read More
The Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show will once again be staged in the wonderful city of Liverpool on its stunning waterfront in the impressive Liverpool Echo Arena and we know that three days of gripping action are guaranteed, culminating in Monday’s headline Equestrian.com Grand Prix. World-class riders and horses... Read More
Rambo Supreme Medium Weight Turnout Rug with Vari Layer
The Rambo Supreme Medium Weight Turnout Rug from Horseware is made from 1000 denier ballistic nylon which provides a waterproof and breathable outer.Read more.
The thermo-bonded fibrefill provides warmth while the rug also has an anti-bacterial polyester lining.
A surefit neck design with v-front... Read More
The sport of eventing is constantly evolving and never at a speed faster than in the last 5 years. Who knows what the next 5 years will bring and what will be required to achieve success in the years to come?
This is the inspiration behind the 2017 International Eventing Forum, which... Read More
Riders from Collective Equestrian in Chew Magna have been out on form at recent regional championships at Keysoe (12th August). Jonny Clarke-West and Zick Zack Toftegard scored 73% and took first place in the Medium before coming 4th in the Advanced medium on 70%. The pair now qualify for both classes... Read More
Haygain hay steamers, are committed to improving the health and performance of your horse. Maintaining healthy respiratory systems all year round can be difficult. With horses often in the stables for longer periods of time, the exposure to dustier environments increases, through forage, bedding, feed, and stable ventilation.... Read More
Equimins’ new Garlic Extract has been created to provide horse owners with a more affordable way to add garlic to their horse’s diet, in light of record price increases due to poor harvests in some countries. Garlic Extract is made from a garlic tincture with garlic oil. Making a... Read More
Hiho Silver is delighted to announce that Abi Boulton from Tic Toc Eventing has become a brand ambassador for the company. Abi’s first act as ambassador will see her takeover Hiho’s Instagram account during her non-competition days at Burghley using #tictoctakeover. “Abi and Tic Toc Eventing kept appearing on... Read More
Looking for a high performance boot ideal for down the yard, country pursuits, farming or leisure? The Fenline classic field boots from Grub’s are just what you need.
These boots are both waterproof and insulating, combining self-insulating Insu-Foam Ultra™ technology with advanced 5.0 thermal engineering for a comfortable and dry fit whatever... Read More
New clipper brand, Clipperman, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Learning Area at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. More than this, the brand is supporting the sponsored clipping event to raise money for Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity, and is giving a percentage of sales during September to the... Read More
Some of the top showjumpers from the UK and Ireland will return to the All England Jumping Course in West Sussex this week for the final show of the Hickstead season.
The All England Jumping Championships (1-4 September) return for their sixth year, with a host of national classes starting at 1m... Read More
Steeped in history dating back over two hundred years, the Foster family tradition of designing and manufacturing the ultimate performance footwear still lives on with David and Jan Foster at the forefront. Having founded the world-famous sporting brand, Reebok, in 1958, the Foster family are highly acclaimed producers of quality footwear.... Read More
Organisers of the world’s favourite equestrian Christmas party, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, have announced a stunning new line up of international equestrian displays to be featured at this year’s Show, which runs from 13-19 December 2016. The headliners include the world-renowned equestrian artist, Santi Serra, who is... Read More
Following on from the Rio Olympics, H&C’s Jenny Rudall presents a special edition of the channel’s flagship magazine show. ‘Rudall’s Round-Up: The Homecoming’ features extended interviews with many of the key players reliving the experience and underlining the impact Team GB’s success has had both on the equestrian world and... Read More
Pammy Hutton is the latest equestrian superstar to hack out with presenter Jenny Rudall in the channel’s new series of intimate interviews, “Rudall Rides With…”. The international dressage rider and trainer featured in H&C’s Blue Chip All Star Academy series, and was a huge hit with viewers with her no-nonsense... Read More
The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre Open Day was a huge success with a fantastic turnout, including founder Carrie Humble MBE, as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations. The centre is the biggest in Britain dedicated to the retraining and rehoming of retired racehorses to give them happy and useful lives once... Read More
The North Yorkshire-based Stanley Grange Show Team’s run of success this season has seen them qualify three horses and ponies for the prestigious Cuddy In Hand final at the Horse of the Year Show.
Kellythorpe Notorious, Colbeach Duet and Tiger Attack will all be heading to the NEC, Birmingham after their respective... Read More
THIS year’s TopSpec Open M&M Working Hunter Pony classes at the NPS Summer Championships were well supported with some fantastic performances.
Leading the way in the 122cm section was Eleanor Simmonds with Birchwood Drover while Rosie Williams and Gaoth captured the 133cm class before going on to stand Reserve Champion.
The Welsh Section... Read More
Kate Negus Saddlery is delighted to announce its new sponsorship agreement with Summerhouse Equestrian Centre. The sponsorship sees Kate Negus support the Prestige Training Schoolmasters at the centre, and also sees the company sponsor the 1.30m class of the show jumping league. Summerhouse Equestrian Centre’s Prestige Training has... Read More
Are horses more motivated by nurture or nibbles?! A Hartpury postgraduate student has been sharing her research on equine rewards at an international conference in France. Sian Ellis studied a degree in Equine Science at Hartpury before moving on to a Postgraduate Certificate in Equine Behaviour and Welfare and then the... Read More
The crowds turned out in great numbers for the final evening performance at Equifest and the TopSpec Arena was bursting at the seams with a fantastic atmosphere.
Getting the championship classes underway was the Cavernoma Alliance UK M&M Lead Rein Championship, full of talented young jockeys and endearing ponies. Panty Coed Little... Read More
Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (1-4 September), takes place in under two weeks’ time, when some of the world’s finest horse and rider combinations arrive at the sprawling parkland of the Burghley Estate in Stamford, Lincolnshire. In advance the parkland has just greeted two unlikely visitors. Freerunners Shameem Abbas... Read More
TRAVELLING from Devon to one of her favourite shows proved a huge success for Zoe Moore-Williams when heading the SK Wilson Plant Hire & Groundworks Restricted Championship on the eight-year-old Large Hack Howetown Madrigal.
The handsome bay gelding went immaculately for Zoe to continue this year’s success and take a second... Read More
It was another action packed day at Equifest with several championships titles handed out during the evening’s performance in the electric TopSpec arena.
Getting proceedings underway was the Equifest Riding Pony In Hand Championship, with the adorable foal, yet to be named, led by Geoff Grace taking the accolade. The Signature... Read More
The British Equestrian Trade Association is pleased to welcome back PR and marketing company TSM for a second year as sponsor of its Social Media Award – one of 10 BETA Business Awards designed to recognise individuals and companies making significant contributions to the equestrian industry.
“Social media is becoming an ever-increasing... Read More
Hartpury’s incredible equestrian and rugby sevens success means that we’d currently be sitting 22nd in the Rio 2016 Olympics medals table – above South Africa, Greece, Poland and Ireland! Hartpury’s sporting superstars have secured five medals during the Games in Brazil, including Charlotte Dujardin’s wonderhorse, Valegro, who uses the water treadmill... Read More
Equifest 2016 kicked off to a great start, with hundreds of fabulous horses and ponies impressing the judges. The day’s events included a wide range of classes from Ridden Hunters to Best Turned Out, Working Hunter and M&M’s.
There were also some very useful training classes to give combinations helpful tips before... Read More
FMBs Therapy Systems’ upgrade service extends to new and pre owned systems, meaning that there’s never been a better time to upgrade your Activo-Med equipment. The upgrade option allows you to trade in your old system for money off a new one, or at least, money off a... Read More
Hiho Silver has added two new style of friendship bracelet to its Friendship Jewellery Collection. Both are made using rose gold plated sterling silver. The two bracelets have very different designs with one featuring an 18ct rose gold plated sterling silver hammered heart, and the other with an... Read More
Saturday’s overnight joint leader Will Furlong triumphed to claim the Magic CCI** title in tight fashion on the last day of the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials. It all came down to the last round as Will, riding nine year old mare Collien P 2, had less than... Read More
Nicola Wilson and One Two Many proved untouchable as they came from behind to claim the Superflex CIC*** title at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials. Wilson, second overnight behind Izzy Taylor, surged into the lead following the a clear in the showjumping round which saw Taylor pick up... Read More
It's all change at the top as Izzy Taylor heads up the leaderboard moving into the final day of the Superflex CIC*** at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials. British rider Taylor and horse Be Touchable lead on a score of 36.6 ahead of Nicola Wilson on One Two... Read More
Eventing superstar Caroline Powell has soared into the lead in the Superflex CIC*** with Flying Finish after the first day of dressage at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials. New Zealand's Caroline, a previous Burghley winner and Olympic medallist, produced an excellent test to gain a score of... Read More
The horse stars of the future have taken centre stage at the NAF Five Star Hartpury International Horse Trials today as they stake their claim to qualify for Burghley. Competition was fierce as the event got off to a flying start with the 4 Year Old and 5 Year... Read More
THE TopSpec Lindum Spirit 2016 was a fantastic event with riders enjoying excellent rides around the Lincolnshire countryside, near Market Rasen and an Olympic theme throughout.
As title sponsors TopSpec supported the Lindum Spirit in which horse and rider compete over a 170km endurance ride across three days, the Team Spirit class... Read More
Jennifer Garland and her Large Riding Horse, Jemoon Tambourine Man have been in great form this season recently claiming the Riding Horse Championship at Muirmill near Kilmarnock.
The nine-year-old bay gelding was bought from the Jemoon Stud five years ago and Jennifer and Norman, as he is known at home have formed... Read More
Already with over 100 international sports stars Hartpury can now boast a double Olympic medallist amongst it's alumni after France's eventing star Astier Nicolas claimed an individual silver and team gold medal at the Rio games. Nicolas, 27, who graduated with a degree in BSc (Hons) Equine Management, opened his... Read More
Andrea Clark and Murphy’s Bonanza triumphed in a thrilling finale in The TopSpec Challenge for The Corinthian Cup, a National Restricted Novice Championship at The Festival of British Eventing, presented by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA).
Thirteenth after dressage, a rare clear in the influential show jumping phase elevated the pair... Read More
With a keen interest in dressage and showing, Charlotte Bowery stumbled upon two
hidden treasures, Leopard Rock and Right You Are whilst helping at the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre. Based in Lancaster, Charlotte’s mum introduced her to horses at young age, she had a couple of lessons at a... Read More
Team Derriere Equestrian are delighted to announce sponsorship to Show Jumper "Bex Mason" for the season 2016 / 17. Following on from a well put together application to Derriere Equestrian to ride as a sponsored rider and to promote the brand, the team were delighted to take discussions further. Bex is... Read More
Bizzy Bites, the multi-functional, three-in-one stable toy, is now available with a fantastic, new garlic-flavoured 1.1kg refill and an even lower price tag of only £29.99 – delivering long-lasting fun for horses and ponies, and passing on handy savings for owners.
This innovative teether and stable toy features three key components –... Read More
Equestrianism isn’t just about sitting comfortably - but also about riding comfortably. And for women, that means a comfortable bust. Let’s remember that horse riding is a high impact sport that (whatever your bust size) involves extensive vertical chest movement - and potentially lots of bouncing! To avoid damage to the... Read More
Millfield did the double at the Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships (4 August), winning both the Senior and Junior Schools Championships. They are the first school to win both sections of the competition in the same year since 2005.
Henry Crow (Craughwell), Flo Norris (Darling HDH) and Talullah... Read More
EQUESTRIAN TRAINING, LIVERY & STUD FARM - A detached period property-unlisted (6 bedrooms/3 receptions) set in 32 acres (*TBV) with superb equestrian training centre as well as lapsed planning to convert a former dairy building into ancillary accommodation.
The whole is set along a lane on the rural outskirts of Crowborough in... Read More
HorseHage is the Official Forage Supplier at this year’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), which takes place on 5th – 9th October at the NEC, Birmingham. HorseHage dust-free bagged forage will be available to all horses and ponies competing there. A Royal Warrant was awarded to HorseHage in 1983 after... Read More
Are you a horse owner heading off to university or are you struggling to find the time to give your horse the attention he or she deserves? Hartpury could have the answer. Hartpury is looking for loan horses that can be used for teaching our college and University Centre equine students... Read More
Antoine Fuqua’s remake of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is scheduled for release in UK cinemas on 23 September. The much-anticipated Western boasts an all-star cast, with Denzel Washington stepping into the cowboy boots of Yul Brynner, who played head honcho in the iconic 60s movie. The plot centres around a group of... Read More
To give you the benefit of ionic technology in a stable rug, Horseware has combined their durable and warm Rambo Stable Rug with the Rambo Ionic technology.
Read more.A classic cut rug including thermobonded fibrefill for longer lasting heat retention, the rug available from equestrian.com includes secure front closures and cross surcingles.
By... Read More
THE unique Stübben Freedom Bridle works with your horse‘s anatomy and biomechanics.
The horse’s field of vision, which is often constrained by the cheek Read more.pieces of many bridles, is fully preserved by Stübben’s innovative cheek piece design.
Just like the horse’s eyes, their ears are crucial for their communication with the rider... Read More
Ahead of this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, which takes place on 1-4 September, title sponsor Land Rover has collaborated with TV chef James Martin to encourage Burghley spectators to go the extra mile with their picnics this year. The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials has become almost as synomous... Read More
Equestrian broadcaster Horse & Country TV has today launched a complete refresh of its UK website, horseandcountry.tv. As the explosive growth of online video continues, the new site has been designed to showcase the unrivalled breadth and depth of H&C’s video content. The site consists of a series of modules... Read More
This popular event takes place in the beautiful Cheshire countryside from 19th - 21st August and is all set to be a incredible weekend of top sporting action with many of last year’s winners returning to defend their titles. They include New Zealand riders Mark Todd and James... Read More
Nettex Coat Shine is the ultimate coat dressing for horses. It produces a stunning high shine that will simply dazzle the judges this season.
This non-oily formula seals and coats the hair to repel dust, dirt and stable stains, leaving your horse feeling fresh and looking great for longer. Simply spray directly... Read More
Hartpury University Centre graduate Astier Nicolas is ready to kick off the Rio action this weekend as part of the French eventing squad with his horse Piaf De Bneville. A former BSc (Hons) Equine Management student, Nicolas was part of the Hartpury Equine Academy, enabling him to combine university study and... Read More
Derbyshire-based Gary Foggon and Gypsy Fortune have continued their rise up the dressage ranks by qualifying for the National Championships.
Competing at the Port Royal Regionals the pair secured their ticket by finishing second in the Elementary Gold section on a score of 73.75%.
Gary and Gypsy Fortune, a 16.2hh bay mare, have... Read More
The Equit'M EL Jacket is a lightly quilted jacket to wear by itself or as an extra layer for added warmth during the colder months.
Made in a polyester satin with slanted v quilting, the jacket has a fitted cut with integrated straight flat pockets.
The jacket has a high collar with contrasted... Read More
Ireland’s Billy Twomey crowned a fantastic week at the Longines Royal International Horse Show, claiming first prize in the €200,000 Longines King George V Gold Cup.
It was an enthralling renewal of the historic class, with 48 of the world’s top riders coming forward to do battle for the feature Grand Prix... Read More
Cross country course preparation has begun as some of the top international eventers get set to head to Hartpury Horse Trials. The NAF Five Star Hartpury International Horse Trials, which runs from August 10th to 14th will once again feature the stars of eventing from all over the world. Now into... Read More
Horse & Country TV are pleased to announce that the winner of its new reality series joined the team for online coverage of Hickstead’s Longines Royal International Horse Show last week. Rhianydd, 27, was crowned the 2016 Blue Chip All Star Academy Champion after taking part in Horse & Country TV’s... Read More
Equimins’ Extra Strength Fly Repellent Gel is now available in a 250g tub, which joins the 50g trial size and 500g larger tub size. Extra Strength Fly Repellent Gel is effective, long lasting and easy to use- just apply with a sponge, cloth or soft brush. The gel contains... Read More
The historic Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), on Saturday 23 July 2016, revealed aspirations to take its place among some of the world’s most prestigious premium sporting and lifestyle brands with the launch of their innovative new product collection. The HPA has announced plans to license the prestigious HPA... Read More
Arthur Cottam & Company, the world renowned innovator of the aluminium horseshoe, British concave and farrier supplier to the trade for over 90 years, have agreed a distribution deal with Windowbox Limited, manufacturers of the award winning IV Horse grooming product range.
Jack Fox, Commercial Development Manager of Arthur Cottam & Co... Read More
Summer Safety Solutions from Luminosity
The sun might be out at last, but we all know it can give way to dark clouds and sharp showers almost without warning. Being as visible as possible when riding out is a priority rain, hail or shine so we’ve teamed up with Luminosity, the home... Read More
Hadley Hall Farm (Grade II listed) has undergone a comprehensive & highly specified programme of refurbishment both internally and externally, orchestrated by the current vendors. They have used their considerable skill to sympathetically incorporate many original period features with a plethora of interesting & bespoke fittings into this superb family house... Read More
NuuMed has created three Willberry Wonder Pony Saddlepads to help raise funds for Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity, the charity set up by young event rider Hannah Francis. The styles available cater for dressage, close contact and general purpose saddle designs, so whatever sport you participate in, you can ride with... Read More
When the temperature starts to rise the ground becomes baked and can make our fields and hacking routes as hard as concrete.
Hard ground can make horses and ponies vulnerable to lameness both in the field and when being ridden due to increased concussion which can have a negative effect on the... Read More
The British Olympic Association has today announced the 12 athletes that will compete for Team GB across the three equestrian disciplines of Eventing, Dressage and Jumping at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Three-time Olympic medallist William Fox-Pitt with Chilli Morning will feature in the Eventing team along with Kitty King riding Ceylor... Read More
Ranch Rider’s popular ‘Win A Ranch Holiday’ competition is back - the prize worth over £3,500! One lucky winner will have the chance to saddle up with a partner on a working ranch holiday in 2017. Entries are now being accepted on the Ranch Rider website and visitors attending this... Read More
Hiho’s much anticipated first Thelwell collection has arrived and is now available to buy online or at any of the shows that the company is attending from now on. The fun collection contains the Exclusive Sterling Silver Thelwell Trophy Charm, the Exclusive Sterling Silver Thelwell Rosette Charm and the... Read More
Olympic gold medal hopes Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester have hailed the Hartpury Festival of Dressage as the perfect preparation for Rio 2016. The dressage superstars both lit up the Festival stage with a series of stunning tests to clinch emphatic victories in a host of classes, and more than 50,000... Read More
TOPSPEC, the leaders in feed balancers and other innovative horse feeds, has expanded its veterinary nutrition team with the appointment of well-known industry professional Sarah Stoneham BVSc Cert ESM MRCVS.
Sarah’s many years’ experience in the equine veterinary field includes 20 years at Rossdales and Partners in Newmarket where she was a... Read More
Jenny Litston has lived and breathed horses from the age of three when she first started riding, and going on to fulfil her dream of becoming a jockey, with the pinnacle of her career seeing her crowned Champion Lady jockey.
At the height of her success Jenny won a Hunter Chase at... Read More
World renowned fine art photographer Matthew Seed - The Horse Photographer - reaches out once again to the Chinese market, showcasing a magnificent display of his work in a recent edition of Horsemanship Magazine. One of Matthew’s main inspirations is the English painter, George Stubbs, to whom he has often... Read More
Great Britain team stalwart Carl Hester finished off the Festival of Dressage with a bang as, with his Olympic ride Nip Tuck, he won the last class of the day by more than 10%. Carl, who is one of the Hartpury Equine Academy coaches, completed a lovely test to finish top... Read More
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro continued their phenomenal Festival of Dressage form as they premiered their new Olympic Grand Prix Freestyle to storm their class with a score of over 90% at last night’s sell-out gala evening. After claiming double gold at the London Olympics 2012 with a patriotic-themed freestyle, treble dressage... Read More
Woodlander Farouche continues to wow the crowds, making it two from two when winning her second class on the fourth day of action at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage. The mare leapt into the limelight as the first British-bred horse to win the World Breeding Dressage Championships as a five-year-old... Read More
Team GB's fantastic four stole the limelight on the third day of the Hartpury Festival of Dressage, proving their red-hot form in the run-up to Rio. The quartet selected to represent Great Britain in the dressage in the Olympic in Brazil took the top four places in today's Horsescout.com CDI Grand... Read More
Olympic duo dance to the beat as both claim wins at Hartpury An action packed day two saw Olympic pair Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin begin their Rio warm-up in style at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage. The duo, who are using the festival as their last event before heading... Read More
Team Hester are delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of their first book from ‘The Blueberry Stories’ which is available to pre-order on E-Book now to coincide with Rio 2016. Equine superstar Valegro double Olympic Gold medal winner in London 2012 , who is co-owned by Carl Hester is expected to... Read More
RACING royalty Jenny Pitman is set to judge at this year’s Equifest.
Held on August 17 to 21 at the East of England Showground, Peterborough this phenomenal event promises to deliver five amazing, action packed days.
A former British racehorse trainer and author, Jenny became the first woman to train a Grand National... Read More
Visit the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre (BTRC) stand in the paddock at the Cartmel Racecourse Cumbria Crystal Cup Day.
Join in the celebration of the BTRC’s 25th anniversary, Britain's original and biggest organisation dedicated to the retraining and rehoming of racehorses for new careers after racing.
Held on Saturday, July 16, the Cumbria... Read More
Sam Watson emerged victorious in the feature class at the Fernhill Sport Horses Kilguilkey International Horse Trials in Co. Cork today following the conclusion of the Haygain CIC***. The leader since the dressage phase, the Carlow-based rider and his legendary 17 year old home-bred Puissance gelding ‘Horseware Bushman (ISH-TIH) added just... Read More
Hartpury student Katinka Brogaard played a vital part in securing gold for Great Britain as part of the Junior Nations Cup Team in Belgium. Katinka, 17, from Devizes, who has just completed her first year of studying A-levels at Hartpury and is part of the Elite Equine Academy, was selected... Read More
The Hartpury Festival of Dressage got off to a flying start as riders vying for a place in the Great Britain team for the Paralympics in Brazil went all out for their last chance to impress selectors. An extremely strong field of British riders contested the Para Team Test in the... Read More
The Great Britain dressage team heading to the Rio Olympics will all perform at this week’s star-studded Hartpury Festival of Dressage. The Festival, which runs from July 6th to 10th, will be the final competition before the 2016 Olympics in Brazil both for Charlotte and World Freestyle record holder Valegro and... Read More
Students of The Academy by Neue Schule were amongst guests at the prestigious Livery Reception hosted by The Worshipful Company of Loriners, at the Guild Hall, London last month. Students Miranda Jupp, Dawn Wagstaff, and Jeanine Jansen were each presented with The Loriners' Award medal in acknowledgment of their... Read More
THE FIRST EQUESTRIAN MAJOR OF THE YEAR WELCOMES STEVE GUERDAT, THE ROLEX GRAND SLAM OF SHOW JUMPING LIVE CONTENDER
05 July 2016, Aachen, Germany – Elite performances and highly competitive show jumping will return to Aachen in July, as the world’s finest riders compete... Read More
HorseHage is continuing its role as official supplier of dust-free forage to Equestrian Team GBR. HorseHage bagged forage has been supplied to the British equestrian teams since 1984 and offers a healthy, dust-free, consistent alternative to hay or big bale haylage. It has BETA NOPS certification and is free from any... Read More
TOPSPEC has launched an amazing ‘once in a lifetime’ sponsorship where one lucky winner will receive £5,000 worth of prizes.
Whatever your chosen discipline, show jumping, dressage, eventing, showing or endurance the competition is open to everyone and the North Yorkshire-based horse feed experts wants to hear from you!
Well known for their... Read More
THE makers of Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, British Horse Feeds has launched an exciting new Customer Loyalty Scheme available to customers in the UK and IRE.
Look for the rosette tokens on bags of Speedi-Beet or Fibre-Beet and start collecting today. Collect 20 tokens and receive a free bag of either Speedi-Beet or... Read More
With so many Horse of the Year Show qualifying tickets on offer, the showing classes at The Equestrian.com Hicktead Derby Meeting were contested by a strong field of top horse and rider combinations.
There was tough competition across the wide range of Alltech sponsored classes over the four days of the show.
Jayne... Read More
Quickly establishing itself as one of the top CSI5* events on the summer equestrian calendar, Knokke Hippique is attracting the world’s most successful riders to compete at the picturesque venue on the Belgium Coast. No fewer than six Olympic gold medallists are amongst the stellar line up, set to wow fans... Read More
An innovative new range of rain proofing products has been designed to protect horse riders’ clothing and tack from the elements. Equipel uses advanced technology to prevent liquids from penetrating materials, making soggy saddles and rain-soaked show jackets a thing of the past. When applied to fabrics and... Read More
NuuMed has created three Willberry Wonder Pony Saddlepads to help raise funds for Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity, the charity set up by young event rider Hannah Francis. The styles available cater for dressage, close contact and general purpose saddle designs, so whatever sport you participate in, you... Read More
Ranch Rider’s popular ‘Win A Ranch Holiday’ competition is back - the prize worth over £3,500! One lucky winner will have the chance to saddle up with a partner on a working ranch holiday in 2017.
Entries are now being accepted on the Ranch Rider website and visitors attending this year's Great... Read More
David Simpson steals the show in the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial
Ireland's David Simpson had his first major win in Hickstead's International Arena today, taking the honours in the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial.
Tactics came to the fore in the jump-off, when David (riding Gotti Van Paemel) faced two rivals in the form... Read More
The achievements of hundreds of Hartpury students were celebrated at the college’s annual Further Education Prize Day yesterday. They were joined by parents, Hartpury staff and governors and VIP guests for the ceremony, with those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their area being awarded trophies and prizes. Lloyd Parsons,... Read More
Surrey-based Tracy Priest won the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard today at Hickstead, on a day when leading ladies came to the fore.
Tracy has been having a superb run of form so far at the Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby Meeting, having already notched up a win in Wednesday’s Senior Foxhunter first round riding... Read More
Cyden Dressage has developed a successful breeding programme over the past four to five years using their own stallions, KWPN-approved Cyden Bodyguard Moorland, NWPC-approved pony stallion, Cyden Oostings Amigo and KWPN-approved Cyden Cadans M.
Using their own four broodmares, owner Lara Dyson focuses on breeding quality foals with the very best bloodlines.
Foaling... Read More
The 2016 Bolesworth CSI **** International drew to a close on Sunday following an action-packed programme of world-class equestrian sport. Rising Dutch showjumping star Michel Hendrix won the headline Grand Prix, while memories were also made by appearances from the likes of British Olympic stars Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash,... Read More
The Directors of the All England Jumping Course are on the search for photographs that really sum up those moments that make Hickstead’s shows so special.
For the first time Hickstead is holding a photo competition, to search for the best images from our 2016 season. The theme is #HicksteadMoments and the... Read More
ONE of the leading names in the world of showing, Moggy Hennessy is to judge the prestigious Supreme Championship on the Saturday evening at Equifest.
Moggy, well known and highly regarded as a rider, producer and trainer enjoyed countless major wins in her competition days and is now much in demand as... Read More
Team Hester and iconic country clothing brand Lansdown are delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of the Valegro clothing range which will be available from the beginning of July 2016 to coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Equine superstar Valegro, who is expected to represent Equestrian Team GB in the team and... Read More
A Flying Start for Sarah Billington Sarah Billington got the final day of this year's Bolesworth CSI **** International off to a flying start when she won the Am-A grand prix. The class, sponsored by Andrews Bowen, reached a thrilling crescendo as the top three finishers were separated by just 16... Read More
Hannah Francis was in the hearts and minds of everyone at Bolesworth CSI **** International on Saturday evening. Teenager Hannah, an event rider, is battling a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer, but her spirit and courage has inspired the world of equestrian sport. She set up a registered charity... Read More
Belgium's Francois Mathy Jr had a day to remember at the Bolesworth CSI **** International as he claimed two notable victories. He began Saturday's action by winning the Young Horse Handicap Final for six and seven-year-old horses, sponsored by Whitley Neill Gin, in stylish fashion on Diddo van sint Maarden .... Read More
Irish showjumpers dominated Friday's action at the Bolesworth CSI **** International as they showcased the country's enviable strength in depth. There were victories fore Darragh Kenny, Dermott Lennon and David Simpson on a day whne the sun shone to set up a thrilling weekend of action. Kenny... Read More
Leading animal nutrition company Alltech are delighted with the progress of Tarzan, the abandoned yearling, now in the care of World Horse Welfare that they have been helping to support.
In the few months that Tarzan has been cared for at World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, he has... Read More
Reigning Equestrian.com Derby champion Trevor Breen returns to Hickstead next week in the hope of claiming a third consecutive Derby title – but he faces a strong field of contenders.
Ireland’s Billy Twomey is among the favourites for Hickstead’s most famous class, which is held on the afternoon of Sunday 26 June.... Read More
Day One at Bolesworth International Thursday 16 June 2016
Brazilian Marlon Modolo Zanotelli started where he left off 12 months ago by being a winner at the Bolesworth CSI **** International on Thursday.
Zanotelli, who won more classes than any other rider during Bolesworth's 2015 event, took the four-star, two-phase class, sponsored... Read More
Yorkshireman Ben Raistrick launched the Bolesworth CSI **** International in winning fashion with a stylish victory as a packed Thursday schedule got under way. Riding the consistently-successful Top Limit, Rastrick triumphed in the CSI Am-A two-phase class, sponsored by Halsall Electrical, making light work of a testing International Arena course. Their... Read More
Showjumper Matt Sampson and National Hunt rider Nick Scholfield proved an irresistible double act as they powered to victory in the Bolesworth CSI **** International Jockey Challenge. The fast-moving partnership triumphed by more than six seconds in the relay-format event, with Sampson setting a scorching pace before Scholfield - fresh from... Read More
Rare opportunity to acquire a wonderful period home occupying grounds of around 5.5 acres with a self-contained 1 bedroom cottage, currently being used as a holiday let, in addition to two 1 bedroom studios. The site occupies a stunning rural setting and enjoys a range of equestrian facilities and a fully... Read More
A unique one-off chance to ride around the breath-taking Chatsworth Estate has been made possible thanks to The British Thoroughbred Training Centre.
This fantastic opportunity takes place on Sunday, July 10 when you will be able to enjoy a leisurely hack alongside the magnificent fences cross country fences, explore the pathways and... Read More
Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew (“Aggers” to his legions of fans and followers) is to appear on Horse & Country TV (Sky Channel 253 and online with H&C Play) as the guest in the latest episode of the channel’s flagship show, “Rudall Rides With…”. In each episode, H&C Presenter Jenny Rudall hacks... Read More
British eventer Nick Gauntlett posted a double success at the Bolesworth CSI **** International on Wednesday. And in doing so, the Gloucestershire-based rider paraded another potential star, whose sire is 2015 Badminton champion Chilli Morning. Gauntlett used to ride Chilli Morning before the horse went briefly to Mary King and then... Read More
THIS year marks 100 years of the Dales Pony Society and Equifest is delighted to welcome the festivities.
Held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, August 17 to 21, Equifest is always a fantastic five days of competition, shopping and entertainment.
The Dales Pony Society will host a breed stand throughout the... Read More
Talented event rider Claire Fielding has secured sponsorship with Grub’s boots – the leaders in performance footwear after winning a national competition.
Based in Stansted, Essex, Claire is a professional event rider who specialises in producing young event horses and retraining ex-race horses.
Claire has produced one of her current rides “You Never... Read More
With just a week to go before this year’s Bolesworth International the final preparations are hotting up and nearing completion as the 2016 event looks set for a fantastic four days.
With sporting heroes from the world of show jumping, dressage and eventing taking part the competition arenas are fit to bursting... Read More
Hiho Silver has been granted an exclusive licence from The Thelwell Estate, to create a jewellery range using Norman Thelwell’s well-known cartoons featuring fat ponies and little riders. “We are so pleased to be able to share this news with everyone,” said Emma Warren of Hiho Silver.... Read More
Dengie is the UK's leading manufacturer of fibre-based horse feeds and the largest producer of alfalfa within the UK. They are devoted to supporting young riders and in doing so hope to help educate them on the importance of a healthy diet for their horses and ponies. This is why they... Read More
The Horse Bit Shop is the new sponsor of the prestigious Supreme Championship at this year’s Equifest.
Held at East of England Showground, Peterborough, August 17 to 21 2016, the show is one of the largest events in the equestrian calendar and provides a hugely enjoyable occasion for all the family whether... Read More
There are now so many types and styles of saddles on the market from the most luxurious leather money can buy to those made from synthetic materials. Here the Society of Master Saddlers considers the options and gives readers food for thought. First of all think about the purpose of... Read More
Although having longer legs is usually thought of as an advantage when it comes to riding there are times when it can be difficult to find a saddle that is comfortable for the taller rider. With longer limbs in mind, Black Country Saddles developed the Jumping-LL saddle which is specifically designed... Read More
LOOKING to find a feed for your fussy feeder, struggling with maintaining weight? TopSpec 14% Mix is a very palatable mix which is perfect for fussy eaters that reject low starch cubes but need additional feed alongside a feed balancer. 14% Mix is formulated utilising highly digestible fibre sources and cooked... Read More
Need to find a stylish dog coat that will stand out from the rest? Equestrian.com has the answer offering the British Eventing waterproof dog coat.
Lined with quality fleece and the outer shell made of 600D will allow your dog to be protected against the rain and wind.
The Velcro belly wrap strap... Read More
Organisers of the 2016 Bolesworth CSI **** International are delighted to announce a stellar line-up of yearlings for its second elite horse auction. The dazzling array of talent has been sourced from the best showjumping horse breeders and producers in Europe, and promises to enhance Bolesworth's portfolio in this important area... Read More
Parwood Equestrian Centre in Guildford, Surrey was swathed in sunshine yesterday and ten competitors returned home happy after securing their place in the Haygain Pony Discovery Championship Final following a competitive second round competition. Twenty-seven competitors set out over yesterday’s course with their sights set on securing one of the ten... Read More
Haygain® is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the CIC3* class at the Fernhill Sport Horses Kilguikey House International Horse Trials in Co. Cork, Ireland on the 2nd and 3rd July 2016. Owners of Kilguikey House, Danny and Michelle Dulohery have put significant effort into developing their home into a state-of-the-art... Read More
PARA dressage rider, Izzy Palmer has caught the attention of the media recently with a television crew for ITV visiting the home of her trainer, mentor and good friend Sophie Wells to film a piece on their relationship and Paralympic dreams.
Izzy recently started to ride Sophie’s horse Pinocchio, the wonderful chestnut... Read More
Anthony Ball Photography was named the Derriere Equestrian Photographer of the Year 2016 and saw off some very stiff competition from Lorna Simmonds at the recent event held in Gloucester.
The annual PHOTY competition organised by Claire Galer, MD and Founder of Derriere Equestrian, presents the opportunity to become the official photographer... Read More
On a cloudy Sunday at the end of May, Derriere Equestrian hosted it’s annual search for the next face of their global specialist clothing brand. Claire Galer, MD and founder of Derriere Equestrian has created a worldwide name for her brand that is now available in over 109 retailers across 29... Read More
Mirrors for Training is delighted to announce the launch of its new Prefabricated Arena Mirror System, which contains everything needed for a perfect installation. The precision engineered galvanised steel kit can be used to install horizontal and vertical mirrors, as the posts are universal in the design. The prefabricated... Read More
NuuMed has released a new HiWither Half Wool Saddlepad featuring a luxury wool front collar. The new HiWither Half Wool Saddlepad with Front Collar is available in dressage and close contact cuts and has been created in response to customer feedback. Both styles benefit from NuuMed’s HiWither design... Read More
Treat your tack the way it deserves to be treated by stocking up with Nettex Traditional Tack Conditioner, a blend of glycerine and natural oils that nourishes and protects leather to leave a lustrous shine after every use.
This penetrating formula keeps leather soft, supple and weather resistant all year round and... Read More
Pippa Hutton and Duela are the winners in the TopSpec Under 25 Grand Prix at Somerford Park Premier League. The long term partners danced to the top of the leader board on the Saturday evening of this well run and highly regarded fixture. Finishing on a score of 66.74%, Pippa and... Read More
World-class sport, music and entertainment will be combined in spectacular fashion when the Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show returns to the city's Echo Arena later this year. The 2017 event, which begins on December 31 and will be headlined in true New Year's Eve party fashion by operatic band and former... Read More
The countdown to Rio is gathering pace and our top riders and horses are in full preparation to do battle for gold medal glory with the very best riders and teams from around the world. Now is the time to show your support for Equestrian Team GBR, whether you’re lucky enough... Read More
The Emile Faurie Foundation, a charity that reaches out to underprivileged children started up by top International Rider and Trainer, Emile Faurie, has been announced as the official charity for Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2016, running from 13 – 19 December. Founded in 1996, The Emile Faurie Foundation... Read More
Kate Negus Saddlery is delighted to announce the sponsorship of not one, but two new riders – Hannah Francis and Willberry Wonder Pony. The equestrian world is familiar with Hannah Francis, a truly inspirational event rider who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer in... Read More
FMBs Therapy Systems’ ‘Try Before You Buy’ service is a great way for people to try a product before they commit to purchase, but can also be utilised for those looking to hire one of the company’s state of the art systems on a short term basis.... Read More
Dressage superstars, Charlotte Dujardin OBE and Valegro, are heading back to Hartpury, hoping that the Festival of Dressage proves the springboard to more Olympic success. The Festival, which runs from July 6th to 10th, is likely to be the final competition before the 2016 Olympics in Brazil both for Charlotte and... Read More
The highest scoring student from each cohort of Neue Schule’s Academy course, The Fundamentals of Bits and Bitting, will be presented with lorinery awards at the Livery Reception hosted by The Worshipful Company of Loriners. The event will take place at The Guild Hall, London on the 22nd June 2016.... Read More
The British Equestrian Trade Association is to mark the Olympic year in truly Yorkshire style by sponsoring the CIC 3* at its local show, the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trial, which takes place from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 June.
It will be the fourth year of sponsorship by BETA, which is... Read More
By Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer Dean of the School of Equine Management and Science & Principal Lecturer in Equine Science at RAU and Scientific Consultant to HAYGAIN.
Summer is always one of the most difficult times of the year with horses. For those lucky enough to have free-draining soil and horses are out... Read More
Hartpury’s Jenni Douglas is helping horse riders all over the world to achieve peak performance and cope with the long-term demands of an eventing career after launching a new suite of rider fitness resources. Jenni – a Hartpury graduate who went on to become an equine lecturer at the college -... Read More
WITH the aim of promoting the huge need to retrain and re-home more ex-racehorses than is currently possible, the team from The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre attended the Reaseheath College Family Festival.
Reaching out to people from all walks of life and spreading the word about their invaluable work is the aim... Read More
A West Yorkshire Equestrian Centre has recently been awarded a prestigious seal of approval to begin providing riding lessons for disabled people thanks to gaining Accessibility Mark accreditation.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with Hoof, the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) participation programme launched the Accessibility Mark scheme to encourage... Read More
The new partnership between Horse First and Charlie & Abi Hutton Dressage was launched after their stunning dressage display at Badminton International Horse Trials last week. Charlie, son of Talland school of Equitation founder Pammy Hutton and his wife Abi, originally from County Down, wowed the crowd at Badminton with some... Read More
Irishman Trevor Breen won the Equestrian.com Derby in both 2014 and 2015, and next month he plans to bring both his winning rides back to the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, to have a third crack at the title. The Derby is Hickstead’s most iconic competition, forming the... Read More
Some horses and ponies are special, helping to bring a smile to the face of those who often find it difficult to show emotion.
Up and down the country there are many horses and ponies taking part in Accessibility Mark sessions adapting from their day to day riding school activities to meeting... Read More
Revolutionary horse bit company, Neue Schule are enrolling students now for The Academy’s first ever Bitting Analyst Course. Bitting Analyst is the third section of the Fundamentals of Bits and Bitting Course. The cost is £75.00 which includes a 50 N spring balance and it will begin on... Read More
Leading international dressage rider and trainer Hannah Biggs provides advice on how to improve rider position, courtesy of her sponsor Haygain® Hay Steamers.
When starting out your journey in the world of dressage, it is important for all riders to understand the basics correctly, so they can progress with ease up... Read More
Parkside Stables in Alfreton, Derbyshire is hoping to encourage more disabled people to take up riding as a sport, having recently gained their Accessibility Mark accreditation.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with Hoof, the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) participation programme launched the Accessibility Mark scheme to encourage those who... Read More
This new and great value dressage boot from the DeNiro Boot Company features WRAT (Water Resistant Advanced Treatment) which uses hydrophobic materials that are bonded to the leather structure during the tanning process to from a protective barrier. This ensures the boots are water resistant, stay lighter in wet conditions with... Read More
Want to compete in a fun, summer party environment with your friends and family there for support?
Equifest – The Festival for Horse Lovers - has hundreds of classes to choose from and they could involve your horse or pony and even your canine friend!
Featuring the most extensive range of showing classes... Read More
WITH more than 130 exhibitors and stands, this year’s Bolesworth International will see you in shopping heaven!
The four day’s provide a wide range of shopping from boutique, designer stands to homeware, luxury goods, artisan food, saddlers and equestrian retailers.
With the aim of making sure your visit is planned to perfection, here... Read More
Farriers and vets are reporting unprecedented numbers of equine hoof abscesses this year, meaning choosing the right bedding for your horse’s stable has never been more important. Wiltshire based Farrier Andrew Dean DipWCF explains; “The surface your horse is standing on in the field and the stable is incredibly important... Read More
Ex-racehorse, Barney (Hattaak), arrived at ‘New Beginnings’ severely underweight. The dedicated staff at the charity monitored Barney closely and he received the best care and nutrition to help him gain condition.
Based in North Yorkshire, New Beginnings is a charity that provides a safe and secure environment where former racehorses can adjust... Read More
Mirrors for Training is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Free Spirit Memorial, a life-size bronze statue that will provide a tribute to the thousands of horses that have served mankind during the course of history and today. The statue by Georgie Welch will eventually be placed... Read More
Wildwoods Riding Centre based in Tadworth, Surrey is helping disabled riders accomplish their goals after the centre recently gained the Accessibility Mark Accreditation.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with Hoof, the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) participation programme launched the Accessibility Mark scheme to encourage those who do not already... Read More
Tuffa’s new Junior Show Boot is available now, following its official launch at Royal Windsor Horse Show. The stylish new boot has been designed specifically for showing. It’s made using quality leather with a non-slip rubber sole and combines durability with traditional elegance and a quality fit. The Junior Show Boot... Read More
The new limited edition Samshield technical down vest is specially designed to be worn on horseback. In a comfortable, fitted style, it is made from Ripstop nylon which is soft to the touch and padded with genuine goose down. It is water-resistant, light, breathable and warm and is also thin, too,... Read More
International Eventing duo Kevin McNab and Emma Dougall have competed up to 4* level including the prestigious events Burghley, Badminton, Luhmuhlen, Pau and Adelaide. Here we talk to the couple about what they look for when searching for the perfect event horse. What do you look for when buying an event... Read More
An exciting new communications service, EMC PR, has been launched by the organiser of BETA International. The venture is set to breathe fresh air into the industry by operating on an individual-assignment basis without the need for binding contracts or costly monthly retainers.
It has been developed by BETA International sales manager... Read More
The sixth Alltech-Hartpury Student Conference took place on the 4th May 2016 at Hartpury College, Gloucester and was a resounding success.
This annual conference is aimed at higher education students, providing an opportunity to experience writing and submitting an abstract, going through the review and revisions process, through to delivering a theatre... Read More
HorseHage – a brand synonymous with high quality, dust-free forage for horses, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The company was established when the late Mark Westaway (Snr) became increasingly concerned about his event horses persistently coughing. His veterinary surgeon expressed the view that the coughing was dust-related and that since... Read More
Equimins’ new Embrocation Muscle Liniment has joined the company’s First Aid & Stable collection, to help support recovery from bruising and minor strains to the muscles and tendons. This comprehensive formula helps to support the blood circulation where applied, to help increase blood flow, oxygen and the removal of waste products.... Read More
Amateur rider, Tam Thompson, from Northamptonshire, has secured sponsorship from equine feed company, Mollichaff, which is owned by HorseHage. Mollichaff, which specialises in high fibre complete feeds and chaffs, ran a national search for an amateur rider to support for one year. The support includes a training bursary, Mollichaff product and... Read More
Abbey England has launched its new and improved website providing product information on the company’s extensive lines of buckles, fixings and saddle making materials and tools with an improved facility to purchase all these items online. Said Peter Phillips of Abbey England: “We want to improve our customers’ online shopping experience... Read More
Little Oscar Wilkins, at just 21 months old, was one of the youngest Royal Windsor Horse Show visitors to sample life in the saddle on the mechanical horse RoboCob. The show (12-15 May) was the latest date on the Take up the Reins Tour of Great Britain, where RoboCob joined the... Read More
The Soundless Ear Net (SLE) from Equiline is purposely designed to reduce environmental noise for your horse and enhance concentration. It is technologically made using three layers: An upper layer made of hypoallergenic and antibacterial cotton
A middle layer made from a technical sound-proof material
A lower layer made from the same hypoallergenic... Read More
STYLISH equestrian brand, Equiline, has been announced as the official clothing partner for Bolesworth CSI**** International 2016 and sponsor of the 4* world rankings class held on June 16.
Well-known as the leader when it comes to cutting-edge equestrian fashion and equipment, Equiline will supply the team with top-of-the-range branded clothing and... Read More
Dressage icons Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester will bring their special brand of magic to next month's Bolesworth International CSI **** in Cheshire. The Olympic gold medallists will lead a stellar entry in an eagerly-awaited dressage to music class on June 16, the opening day of this year's show. Dujardin is... Read More
Olympic gold medallists Scott Brash and Nick Skelton will be among the star attractions at next month's Bolesworth International CSI **** in Cheshire. And Bolesworth organisers have also announced five weeks out from this year's event that other confirmed entrants include multiple major championship medallist Michael Whitaker, Bolesworth 2014 Grand Prix... Read More
If you are looking for a stallion to sire a foal, how can you determine that the stallion you choose has got the desired x-factor to produce a foal that is right for you and fit for the role it is intended?
Breeding can be an expensive business so ensuring that all... Read More
Without doubt Equifest is now the must attend event of the summer show season with top class competition and a great party. Here we find out more about this great five day equestrian feast.
Equifest is the largest equestrian show in the UK with entries exceeding more than12,000 and some 1,500... Read More
Thursday 12 May 2016
SHOW JUMPING: SPEEDY PHILIP MILLER TRIUMPHANT
The main national show jumping class of the day was the 1.40m Grade A & B two phase competition, which proved to be a challenging course, with only four of the 30 starters jumping a double clear round. Fourth to go, Tim Stockdale,... Read More
The Worshipful Company of Saddlers has accepted an invitation from leading bodies across the equestrian industry to chair a steering group that will look at education, training and qualifications for Saddle Fitters. Those invited to attend include the British Equestrian Trade Association, British Horse Society, British Equine Veterinary Association, Society of... Read More
As this summer's Rio Olympics edge closer, many of showjumping’s elite will be competing at Bolesworth's CSI **** in the spectacular grounds of Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire from June 16-19. And as well as showcasing top international sport, Bolesworth organisers are thrilled to announce a new spectator attraction - The Equine Zone... Read More
International Dressage rider Hannah Biggs confirms a new sponsorship deal with premier equestrian sportswear brand euro-star. The sponsorship will provide Hannah with quality performance equestrian clothing for both Hannah and her line-up of horses, for training and competition purposes. Hannah joins euro-star’s impressive line-up of VIP riders which also includes... Read More
At a recent seminar hosted by Dengie, leading veterinary expert Professor Celia Marr from the world famous Rossdales Equine Hospital and Diagnostic Centre in Newmarket, gave an update on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS).
Recent research suggests that once horses begin training their likelihood of developing gastric ulcers increases. Figures show that... Read More
Hiho Silver is delighted to announce the launch of the new Exclusive Sterling Silver Willberry Wonder Pony Charm. This charm has been designed for Hannah Francis for Willberry’s first birthday. For each charm sold at £20, Hiho Silver will donate £10 to Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity. “We’ve been in awe... Read More
The Organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show have announced that today’s show (Wednesday 11th May) is cancelled due to flooding in the public car park and lorry parks. The rain is expected to leave by lunchtime and tomorrow’s events are planned to go ahead as usual. More updates will... Read More
Foulrice Park Racing are delighted to announce they will be holding an Open Day at their yard, Little Spigot in Middleham on Sunday May 22, 2016 from 10am until 2pm.
Supported by British Horse Feeds, the makers of Fibre-Beet, the event will run in conjunction with racehorse retraining charity, New Beginnings.
The event... Read More
British Showjumping is delighted to welcome Haygain® as the new title sponsor of the well contested Pony Discovery Championship. The Haygain® Pony Discovery Championship Series is for registered ponies in Grade JD and JC that have not won a total of 300 points and they are to be ridden by a... Read More
Partners Rob Cullen and John Hartley have just returned from an absolutely fantastic trip to this year’s Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event having been joined and supported by a very strong team of highly qualified BCS Dealers from all over the United States.
John commented that the support from the dealers said everything... Read More
While the warmer weather means longer periods in the saddle and more daylight hours to spend with your equine friends, horses have to cope with the irritating arrival of flies and other pesky biting insects. So make this summer a more pleasant one for your horse by stocking up with Nettex... Read More
An extensive equestrian facility in a non-isolated semi-rural location offering a fantastic business opportunity. The site benefits from 17 acres, ménage, 18 stables, 3 tack rooms and several large agricultural outbuildings which can be utilised for a variety of different uses, subject to the necessary planning consents. The equestrian facilities have... Read More
Go cowboy up in Arizona - Colorado - Montana - Washington - Wyoming
Add on a seven night self-drive from only £595pp A holiday in the USA should be on this year’s bucket list, as on the 25th of August America’s National Park Service will celebrate its centenary. Ranch Rider covers... Read More
New TopChop Zero from TopSpec is designed for horses and ponies that are overweight and need an exceptionally low-calorie source of mature forage. Horses and ponies can pick away steadily at TopChop Zero when they no longer have access to grass or hay or even haylage. By doing this they will... Read More
Tickets are now on sale for Olympia, The London International Horse Show which is coming back bigger and better than ever from 13th to 19th December 2016. Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2016 is predicted to sell quickly following the announcement of an enhanced visitor experience, to go alongside... Read More
Mollichaff has relaunched its range of three complete feeds with brand new, full colour packaging and a new size of 15kg for all three varieties. The Mollichaff Complete range offers three fibre-based complete feeds for specific conditions: Mollichaff HoofKind for horses and ponies prone to laminitis; Mollichaff Calmer for nervous or... Read More
THE effort and determination of leisure horse rider Julie Kelshaw to compete in a race at York Racecourse has caught the eye of the team at British Horse Feeds.
Under their Fibre-Beet banner, the North Yorkshire-based business will be supporting Julie in the 2016 MacMillan Charity race which will take place at... Read More
The Essentials Club has joined forces with Hickstead to offer all new members a pair of tickets to the Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby! Become a full member for an annual fee of £20 and receive 2 tickets to Hickstead worth £40 absolutely free! What is the Essentials Club?
The Essentials Club... Read More
A high speed dash, a blur of coloured silks, flying manes and tails and the roar of the crowd – all the excitement of a day at the races condensed down to little Shetland pony size. Catch all the action from the Shetland Pony Grand National at Equifest during the Saturday... Read More
For the first time ever, Royal Windsor Horse Show will be available to view across the world as the action is live streamed via the Show’s website. Royal Windsor Horse Show, in conjunction with British Showjumping, will be streaming unrestricted content live from... Read More
My horse is very talented in the dressage arena but can get anxious at times. Can you suggest a feed that will maintain his condition but assist with keeping him calm – Karen Hicks. Even the most talented horse can suffer from anxiety, especially at competitions. This can manifest itself... Read More
The beginning of June sees the annual volunteer week that has proved so popular it has now been extended from June 1- 12. This big celebration aims to shine a light on those who give up their valuable spare time to make a real difference to the people in their community.
The... Read More
Entries are now open for this year’s much anticipated Somerford Park Premier League Dressage Show, the fourth of British Dressage’s eight annual Premier League competitions. With Rio just a couple of months away this is the perfect opportunity to watch some of Britain’s leading dressage stars in action.
Three action packed days... Read More
Make every evening a night to remember at Bolesworth International with show-stopping performances from leading pop bands Atomic Kitten, 5ive and Retake That.
Held on Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 June, 2016 at Bolesworth Castle near Chester, Bolesworth International is a spectacular extravaganza, with fun for all the family, all day long.... Read More
The Outline Jodhpur boots from Grubs are ideal for riding, everyday general stable work and encompasses specialised technology to ensure long lasting comfort.
Featuring Insu-Foam Technology, which ensures the boot is self insulating and gives a soft and bouncy feel with a low compression set. The moisture wick terry lining helps to... Read More
Based at Leigh Farm on the outskirts of the Cotwolds, Johnathan Bowman is a true horse man, a talented showjumper and competitor and a respected and much sought after trainer and has recently been selected to join Team Champion as brand ambassador. Johnathan comments “I’m very aware that riding, and even... Read More
Haygain has joined forces with World Horse Welfare to support two exciting initiatives. Haygain is delighted to announce their support of World Horse Welfare. Haygain will be sponsoring “Macy”, one of the sculptures on the World Horse Welfare Invisible Horse Sculpture Trail that will be exhibited at the 2016 Mitsubishi... Read More
Up and coming Hartpury dressage rider Lily Hewitt will take the next step in her development as she represents Great Britain as part of the Young Rider team at the upcoming Saumur CDI in France. Hewitt, 20, is part of a four-strong team of 18-21 year olds who will compete... Read More
Undergraduate research is being put back on the map thanks to the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA), which is relaunching the prestigious Equine Thesis of the Year competition.
This academic initiative, designed to recognise and reward the excellent work carried out by students on equine-related courses, will be reintroduced this year after... Read More
The global market leader in bitting has some exciting new riders on board for the 2016 season. As well as continued sponsorship of many successful riders including Mark Todd, Richard Davies and Nicola Wilson, Neue Schule has agreed contracts with: Pandora Briselden – 14yo, pony event rider.... Read More
Renowned equestrian bronze sculptor, Belinda Sillars, will be unveiling ‘Icarus’, her latest creation, at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials. As a limited edition piece with a ground-breaking palomino finish, he’s something that any equestrian or appreciator of art will be enchanted by. Icarus is based on Belinda’s own pony, a striking... Read More
FMBs Therapy Systems is giving riders competing at Badminton Horse Trials and Royal Windsor Horse Show the chance to use the company’s popular Activo-Med products for free during the two events. The Activo-Med brand utilises state of the art technology to create a range of products that help to support the... Read More
Irrespective of the discipline that horses compete in, fibre should still form the basis of the diet. Gastrointestinal disorders are most commonly associated with competition horses due to the high starch diet it is believed they need to be fed in order to have sufficient energy to perform. It is only... Read More
MORE THAN sixty riders took part when a unique challenge to Britain's equestrian community was launched in the beautiful Holker Hall Estate in the heart of the Lake District on April 24. 'Ride for Retraining' is a nationwide initiative to mark the 25th Anniversary of The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre, Britain's... Read More
Equestrianism has helped a huge number of people tackle the challenges they face through living with a disability and offers the opportunity to participate in sport and activities.
Para Equestrian Dressage has been growing as a sport steadily for the last 25 years and ranges from grassroots to Paralympic level.
As a Paralympic... Read More
Preparations for HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, taking place 12th – 15th May, are well under way in Windsor. Today one of the main acts set to perform, The Royal Cavalry of Oman will touch British soil for only the second time in history. From the south eastern coast of... Read More
The eight riders who will attend the Blue Chip All Star Academy have been selected.
Our panel of selectors went through nearly 130 videos and chose just eight finalists to attend the training camp at Talland School of Equitation in Gloucestershire.
“It was a very difficult decision, but ultimately we’re really pleased with... Read More
Huge congratulations to Team Derriere! We are behind you all the way!
LONDON, 25 April 2016—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has today announced the winner of its first Small Business Grant Contest in the UK. Derriere Equestrian was awarded the... Read More
Bolesworth International organisers are delighted to announce Equerry Horse Feeds as title sponsor of this year's headline grand prix showjumping class, which will have a bumper prize fund of almost £60,000. And Equerry has also been confirmed as joint-title sponsors of the four-day Bolesworth International with Ashford Farm. The Equerry brand... Read More
Horse & Country TV is delighted to report that its new reality show, Blue Chip All Star Academy, has received a huge thumbs-up from the equestrian sector.
The show, which aims to recruit a group of video bloggers for the H&C website, invited riders to submit a video audition in order to... Read More
Warwickshire based arena suppliers; Equestrian Direct Surfaces is delighted to be exhibiting at Badminton International Horse Trials 2016, 4th to 8th May 2016.
The Equestrian Direct team of arena advisors will be on hand to answer all your arena and surface queries, showcasing our current products with samples on display and a... Read More
Up and coming dressage stars from the Hartpury Equine Academy filled three of the 10 UK selection spots for the prestigious Keysoe CDI – the first international on home soil this year. Lucy Pincus, Francesca Bradley and Lily Hewitt were among 10 UK Young Riders selected to compete for Great Britain... Read More
For the seventh year running Land Rover North America will return as presenting sponsor of the 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, continuing their longstanding support of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and equestrian sports. The event will run from April 28th – May 1st, 2016 at the state-of-the-art Kentucky Horse... Read More
British saddlepad and numnah designer and manufacturer, NuuMed, is delighted to welcome the new ‘3 Pocket’ shimmy design to its Corrective range of HiWither half pads, saddlepads and numnahs. Each product in the new HiWither 3 Pocket Shimmy range has a memory foam inner and three pockets on each side... Read More
The 2017 BETA Business Awards will see SEIB Insurance Brokers return as sponsor of Retailer of the Year -- one of the British Equestrian Trade Association’s highly prized accolades designed to recognise and reward companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry.
SEIB will support this popular award for... Read More
Equimins is delighted to welcome Neem Shampoo to its range of quality grooming products, just in time for summer. Neem Shampoo contains neem extract that comes from the neem tree that grows in India. Neem is well known for its versatility and effectiveness when it comes to supporting skin conditions. It’s... Read More
Neue Schule’s latest innovative design, the Turtle Tactio™ with Flex™ was launched in January and has now hit the shelves of approved stockists. The bit has been eagerly awaited since its launch at BETA International 2016 in January where it was recognised as Highly Commended in the Innovation... Read More
Some of the world’s most esteemed riders will take part in the National Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle invitational competition at Royal Windsor Horse Show 2016 where they will perform their routines on Wednesday 11th May. For many of the riders, this highly-anticipated exhibition will be the last chance to polish off... Read More
British Horse Feeds sponsored rider, Hannah Bown, and her seven-year-old gelding, Sandro’s Storm, are riding high after being crowned Novice Restricted National Champions at the Winter Dressage Championships held at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire.
Hannah, who qualified on a wildcard at Merrist Wood, also took fourth in the Novice Restricted Music Freestyle... Read More
Are you looking to breed a pony that will one day be ridden by the junior members of your family? If so, then the pony stallion that you choose to sire your foal needs serious consideration.
NWPCS pony stallion Cyden Oostings Amigo is everything you would want in a pony, his stunning... Read More
With our horses now enjoying more field time exuberant behaviour can sometimes lead to superficial injuries, these minor wounds require appropriate management, to avoid infection.
Vetalintex® Sterile Wound Hydrogel from Robinson Animal Healthcare is a clear, viscose starch based hydrogel dressing, and is a must for any first-aid kit.
Easy to apply, with... Read More
Do you have a thirst for knowledge and want to develop your equine nutrition skills? Want to get your teeth into equine specific nutritional requirements for equine conditions? Or need advice from experts on how to feed your horse or pony?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, Equine... Read More
Lancashire based rider Julie Andrews struggled to find a feed suitable that agreed with her gelding, Jazz, until she came across Fibre-Beet.
The nine-year-old, 16.3hh Cleveland Bay X Thoroughbred has an allergy to feed which is high in protein and brings him out in lumps within hours of eating it.
Said Julie: “I... Read More
ROLEX KENTUCKY THREE-DAY EVENT THURSDAY 28 APRIL - SUNDAY 1 MAY 2016
18 April 2016, Lexington, USA – Three-day eventing is considered by many to be the ultimate equine test. The triathalon of equestrianism, the competition sees horse and rider partnerships compete across gender and... Read More
Often people have certain perception regarding Straw and it often suffered misconceptions in the past about its efficiency and value for money. However, with the development of straw based products such as Nedz and shavings becoming more expensive Straw is now being reconsidered by many owners, not just for horses but... Read More
A BUSY 12 months has seen activities at a Cornish riding centre prove heaps of fun while also encouraging more disabled riders to take up horse riding.
Barguse Riding Centre in Lockengate is an Accessibility Mark accredited centre and their recent Fun and Games morning was attended by riders of all abilities,... Read More
Olympic gold medallist Carl Hester is the latest equestrian star to join the line-up of experts for the Blue Chip All Star Academy, a new reality series being produced for Horse & Country TV and sponsored by Blue Chip Feed.
Carl is a regular on the channel, having appeared in the hit... Read More
THE British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre has launched an informative new website as part of its recent new identity and modernisation.
Packed with interesting information the easy to navigate site provides advice on how to get involved with the centre and the fantastic work carried out.
2016 is a very special year for the... Read More
Yazmin Pinchen hopes to be back at Bolesworth CSI**** International this summer to defend a grand prix title that provided arguably the greatest moment of her showjumping career so far. The 22-year-old Sussex rider lit up a thrilling Bolesworth grand prix finale last June, producing a masterclass on the chestnut gelding... Read More
HAVE you ever thought about steward at a show or event?
If so 2016 could be your year to have a go and find out more about this fun role which really makes you feel part of a team.
Equifest – The Festival for Horse Lovers are on the lookout for more stewards... Read More
Hannah Vincent and Jabberwocky were crowned Haygain® Hay Steamer Diamond Champions at the prestigious Blue Chip Championships, held at Hartpury Arena in Gloucestershire.
Based in Bunwell, Norfolk, 22-year-old Hannah, secured first place, after a very speedy jump-off with the talented black gelding.
Now 11-years-old, Jabberwocky (Ozzy) was on great form throughout the competition.
The... Read More
RouteShoot Ltd this month announced the worldwide release of their new product PlotMyTrot; the first equestrian specific, GPS-tagged video, platform. “Riders have been seeking the perfect application to capture video, images, statistics and a GPS trail, and we’ve responded by introducing the PlotMyTrot app. This gives the equine industry a whole... Read More
Lara Dyson was over the moon to get placed in two classes at the recent British Dressage Winter Championships held at Hartpury College.
Riding Laura and Tracey Milner’s Jazzed Up, the pair secured 8th in the Elementary Open Music Freestyle and 5th in the Elementary Open both with scores of over 70%.
With... Read More
Experts in steaming hay and haylage, Haygain® is delighted to sponsor the stable area and new Working Hunter Grand Prix classes at Equifest 2016. Equifest, the popular annual show, takes place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough from August 17th to 21st August 2016. As one of the largest... Read More
International dressage rider Hannah Biggs has won the Advanced Medium Freestyle class at the British Dressage National Championships (Hartpury, Gloucester, 10th April) with her own Don Schufro gelding, ‘Don Caledonia’ on a score of 75.83% “He gave me the most incredible feeling, so soft and willing to dance with me!” Hannah... Read More
BETA International 2017 is limbering up for another highly successful show as more than 70 per cent of stand space has already been taken by companies from the UK and overseas.
“With nine months to go until next year’s trade fair, things are continuing to gather momentum at an incredibly positive rate,”... Read More
Bolesworth International will kick off in fine style this year, with a glamorous Ladies Day on the opening day.
Held at Bolesworth Castle, near Chester from 16 to 19 June 2016, Bolesworth International is a spectacular equestrian extravaganza, with fun for all the family, all day long.
For the first time, there will... Read More
Grub’s, neoprene performance boot experts, are delighted to continue their support in the eventing world by sponsoring a fence at the recent British Eventing Kelsall Hill Horse Trials. Kelsall Hill offers competitors ‘grass root’ level eventing with BE80 and BE90 classes right up to Advanced Intermediate classes over the three days.... Read More
TopSpec are delighted to be sponsoring the BSPS Working Hunter Pony classes at this year’s Royal International Horse Show.
The North Yorkshire-based company, well known for its range of feed balancers and other innovative horse feed will sponsor the 133cm WHP class, the 143cm WHP class, the 153cm WHP class and the... Read More
THE British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2016 and is delighted to announce they have secured support from three of the industry’s leading names.
Market leaders BEDMAX and Albion Saddlemakers, join long term partner TopSpec who have supported the TRC for nearly 10 years.
In its anniversary year the Lancashire-based... Read More
Mirrors for Training is delighted to announce the launch of a new competition that will run until the end of September 2016. The prize on offer is four high quality Professional Arena Mirrors that the team will also install at the winner’s premises. “We’re really excited to launch our new competition,”... Read More
THIS year the Society of Master Saddlers celebrates its’ 50th Anniversary and to mark the occasion a call has gone out to the trade and equestrian community. Can you remember any major milestones, do you have any fantastic memorabilia to share or are you a walking encyclopaedia when it comes to... Read More
Organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show are pleased to announce a stellar showing line-up for the prestigious annual event, which kicks off the summer show season from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 May 2016. Royal Windsor Horse Show plays host to over 120 showing classes during the five-day show in... Read More
Western riding holidays are often life changing. For Tony Daly, Ranch Rider’s Managing Director, a week spent at Arizona’s Tanque Verde Resort Ranch fostered a switch of careers, from accountant to tour operator. Still very much set in the West and offering over 60 handpicked ranches in North America, on the... Read More
Quob Stables Equestrian Centre in Durley are holding their annual Family Fun Day on Monday 2nd May, this year raising money for Naomi House & Jacksplace and The Teenage Cancer Trust at Southampton General Hospital.
Visitors can enjoy a fabulous free day out for all the family with pony rides, face painting... Read More
With the stresses and strains that we place on our horse’s limbs looking after their joints is essential and this is where Nettex can help. Nettex Joint & Muscle Maintenance Powder can be fed to horses and ponies of all ages and disciplines to help maintain healthy joints and muscles.... Read More
It’s not often that a new show jacket is launched onto the market at under £120 that has style, technical qualities and fits the bill for all disciplines.
Just Togs have just launched their new Elegance Show Jacket and it has been a hit from the start.
This jacket doesn’t just speak volumes... Read More
Important seven bedroomTudor family home restored to an exceptional standard providing good levels of accommodation with a wealth of fine period features and a three bedroom annexe
Excellent leisure facilities including an outdoor swimming pool complex, tennis court, stabling and paddocks
Elevated position overlooking the picturesque semi-rural village of Roxwell, approximately 4 miles... Read More
Horse & Country TV viewers will be able to watch hours of action from this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (4th-8th May) on Horse & Country TV. Programming will be available both on the channel and on H&C Play, H&C’s online service, which is also available on smartphone and tablet... Read More
Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench has landed an important new role – as principal Patron of the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre. The Centre is the biggest in Britain dedicated to the retraining and rehoming of retired racehorses to give them happy and useful lives once their racing days are over and... Read More
Horse ownership is a challenging and time consuming task, requiring hard work and dedication and also a high level of skill to ensure that all aspects of care are attended to. Are your horse management skills up to scratch? Or would they benefit from some expert tuition? Maybe you are a... Read More
Fancy winning tickets to Equifest 2016 – The Festival for Horse Lovers!
Here’s your chance to win tickets as the show team puts three car passes up for grabs!
Held on August 17 to 21 at the East of England Showground, Peterborough this phenomenal event promises to deliver five amazing, action packed days... Read More
They say never work with children or animals. Obviously, they have neither been bitten by the overriding passion that is horses, nor the resulting urge to share this passion with everyone and anyone who will listen. They don’t understand! Or perhaps they do… Over the next few months, we will be... Read More
BETA International has named two chosen charities for its 2017 show – Riding for the Disabled Association, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of horse riding and carriage driving, and HorseBack UK, an organisation that was set up to help military personnel suffering... Read More
I own a 13.2hh jumping pony that my daughter rides at Pony Club rallies and at local shows. He is in good condition but I want to make sure he has enough energy for the summer season can you help? Feeding a child’s pony can be quite a... Read More
Be the Fanciest Dressed at Equifest 2016
The sun has started shining and the days are finally drawing out, so it is time to think about your perfect fancy dress costume for Equifest.
Held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, August 17 to 21, Equifest promises to be action packed with great... Read More
Tuffa Footwear is delighted to unveil its new website which is packed with new features, a Look Book and new images to make shopping for riding boots and accessories a much better experience. The new website, which can be found at www.tuffaboots.com, has been created to ensure it’s easy to use... Read More
BETA feed assurance schemes topped the menu at the British Equestrian Trade Association’s sixth annual Feed Industry Conference on 22 March. A diverse audience of 123 delegates, representing many of the UK’s equine feed and supplement companies, arrived at the Windmill Village Hotel, near Coventry, to hear the latest news and... Read More
Horse & Country TV, in partnership with Blue Chip Feed, is launching a nationwide search for an elite group of equestrian all-stars to join our blogging team and become faces of the channel. The Blue Chip All Star Academy
There are millions of horse riders in Britain, and from these we... Read More
Sentomol, the company responsible for the Horsefly Trap (H-Trap) in the UK, has introduced a new line for 2016 that harnesses many of the H-Trap’s properties, but in a smaller size to increase its versatility. The MT Trap, like the larger H-Trap, uses a black ball that absorbs and then emits... Read More
Collective Equestrian, at Moorledge Lane, Chew Magna is a brand new breed of equestrian training and livery centre offering not just superb facilities but also a unique collaborative environment that allows riders and owners to benefit from being part of a genuine collective. Set up by Grand Prix dressage rider... Read More
A Government Minister is the latest VIP visitor to be wowed by Hartpury’s exceptional equine facilities. Last weekend, Rory Stewart MP, who is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), visited the college along with Forest of Dean MP, Mark Harper, who... Read More
Hartpury’s equine students have been running a series of charity events that have kept spectators and riders on the edge of their seats. Two events held recently included a novelty showjumping competition and an instructional evening with a former Badminton Horse Trials Winner. Second year students on the Equine Business Management... Read More
There are times in your life when new goals or challenges hit the spot! And for 35 year-old Paul Gardner 2016 is the year when he has set himself two fundraising initiatives for the Mark Davies Injured Riders’ Fund. Paul plans to run the London Marathon and the Race to the... Read More
Bolesworth International will return this summer to take centre-stage with another bumper production showcasing world-class sport and blockbusting family entertainment. Running again at CSI**** level, the four-day show takes place in the spectacular grounds of Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire from June 16-19 and promises an exciting mix of thrilling showjumping less than... Read More
Toggi’s much-anticipated new collection of half chaps and gaiters is now available in a store near you! The culmination of 18 months of research, design and development, three half chap designs - Toggi Castor, Chelmsford and Glint - and one gaiter – Toggi Carlisle - make up this stylish new collection... Read More
HAYGAIN is delighted to welcome International Blind Dressage rider Verity Smith to the team of sponsored riders.
Verity has competed at able bodied Prix St Georges which is the highest level that a blind rider has ever achieved. She is trained by Olympic rider and Grade 1 Listed International Judge Sandy Phillips... Read More
THIS year sees a host of new sponsorships in the world of dressage for North Yorkshire-based TopSpec.
Well known for their range of feed balancers and other innovative horse feeds, TopSpec enter their second year of sponsorship of the Medium Open and Medium Restricted series with the finals taking place at the... Read More
LOOKING for help and advice with Customer Care issues in the saddlery world?
The Society of Master Saddlers is holding a ‘Confidence and Professionalism’ Seminar with the theme of ‘The Art of Customer Care’.
The seminar takes place on June 9 at Sandford on Thames in Oxford and looks set to provide an... Read More
The Bolesworth International ‘Design A Jump’ Art Competition was launched today at Huxley Primary School in Cheshire. School children across the North West are being given the opportunity to design one of the show jumping fences for Bolesworth International, a world class sporting event happening in the heart of... Read More
NEW and wowing the crowds at Equifest 2016 will be The Iberian Dressage Masters classes.
Held at East of England Showground, Peterborough, August 17 to 21 the event is one of the largest shows in the equestrian calendar and also a hugely enjoyable occasion for all the family.
The Iberian Dressage Masters was... Read More
Cyden Dressage Stallions and South Grange Stud (SGS) have teamed up together with top reproductive vet Dr James Crabtree of Equine Reproductive Services (UK) Limited (ERS), Malton, to offer stud services and AI at South Grange Stud, Huggate, York.
This provides mare owners wanting to get their mare in foal this year... Read More
THE country’s leading young dressage riders will converge on Somerford Park in Cheshire this May to take part in the TopSpec Under 25 Grand Prix.
Held as part of the Somerford Park Dressage Premier League event, May 28 to 30 the class provides a fantastic opportunity for riders to compete at the... Read More
AS part of its on-going commitment to the world of showing TopSpec is once again sponsoring the prestigious Supreme Pretty Polly Ridden Championship at the North of England Summer Pony Show. This major championship carries a £1,000 prize to the winner with a further £650 allocated from second to eighth place.... Read More
The sixth Alltech - Hartpury Conference is being held on May 4, 2016 at Hartpury College.
This annual conference is aimed at students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level interested in the application of emerging scientific and business oriented research, to promote the enhancement of performance in the equestrian athlete and within... Read More
Hartpury will showcase its exceptional equine facilities as the college welcomes another Government Minister this weekend. Rory Stewart MP, who is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), will visit the college along with Forest of Dean MP, Mark Harper, who is... Read More
Wool has so many benefits when incorporated into a saddlepad or numnah, but some people can be a little concerned about its care. That’s the reason that British saddlepad and numnah manufacturer, NuuMed, created a video to explain how easy it is. The short video highlights the fact that NuuMed’s wool... Read More
Organisers are delighted to announce that the Equestrian.com Liverpool International Horse Show - an exciting and spectacular new entry on the British sporting calendar - will make its eagerly-awaited return from December 31-January 2, 2017. And tickets for three days of thrilling showjumping action, along with world-class family entertainment, are... Read More
13 March 2016, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands – Marcus Ehning rode Cornado NRW to win the Rolex Grand Prix at Indoor Brabant in the Netherlands, with Hans-Dieter Dreher in second and Willem Greve in third place. The world's best riders gave everything to win the CSI5* Rolex Grand Prix with... Read More
Putting in the foundations for good health at the beginning of an equine’s life is of utmost importance. The groundwork that is in place in those first few days, weeks and months will set up your youngster for the future – and this means everything from nutrition to handling, and even... Read More
A FORWARD thinking nationwide initiative to encourage more disabled people to take up horse riding is going from strength to strength, with the number of riding schools applying for Accessibility Mark accreditation rapidly growing.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with Hoof, the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) participation initiative launched... Read More
A NORTH Yorkshire-based riding centre has joined a national initiative aimed at providing more opportunities for disabled riders to take up the sport.
Snainton Riding Centre, based near Scarborough was inspired to put the centre forward for Accessibility Mark accreditation after seeing the benefits that horses can bring to people with disabilities... Read More
Hartpury’s Equine students took their learning out of the classroom on a trip to Vienna, experiencing the famous ‘Fiaker’ and the celebrated stallions of the Spanish Riding School. Nineteen BTEC Diploma in Horse Management students and two staff flew to Austria, kick-starting their three-day trip with a visit to... Read More
FMBs Therapy System has recently added the Activo-Med Equine Spa to its range of products which, with the other products available, makes this company the place to come for all your equine rehabilitation needs. The Activo-Med Equine Spa can be used for rehabilitation and performance. It’s often used to support recovery... Read More
Cyden Bodyguard Moorland is a stallion with a reputation for very un-stallion like behaviour. With a pedigree that is dripping in dressage royalty, his temperament is more that of a family pony.
Here Lara tells us about the stallion that has a special place on her yard.
How did you come across Bodyguard... Read More
England beat the USA to win the Bryan Morrison Trophy, the Arena Polo International Test Match held at Hickstead on Saturday 5 March.
The match featured two of the world’s greatest arena players, with England captain Chris Hyde and the USA’s captain Tommy Biddle both playing off a handicap of 10-goals, the... Read More
The Easyboot Cloud Therapy Hoof Boot, distributed by Trelawne Equine, is the ultimate hoof boot for laminitics and horses with other chronic hoof problems. The Easyboot Cloud comes complete with a specialist, removable EVA hoof pad inside that conforms to the hoof, and offers additional comfort and support to the sole.... Read More
Launched early in 2016, Smart Horse Nutrition is a brand new feed company with an overarching mission – to allow you to take control of your horse’s diet. By providing you with the 3 essential building blocks of a balanced diet – micro nutrients (Smart Balance), macro nutrients (a Smart Museli)... Read More
The Essentials Club provides members with a range of discounts to help look after their horses for less.
The Essentials Club is the brainchild of Amanda Watson, Managing Director at The Equestrian Index. As a horse owner herself, she was keen to create a community where members receive discounts on horse... Read More
Are you keen to learn more about laminitis? Do you need expert advice regarding the correct and effective management of your horse or pony to minimise their susceptibility to laminitis? If so, Equine Education is offering an excellent online course, ‘Nutritional Management of Laminitis’ which offers plentiful information and will help... Read More
New for 2016, Equilibrium Products has teamed up with Performance Psychologist, Charlie Unwin to help competition riders of all levels and abilities focus on the way they think about their riding and allow them to compete at their best.
Charlie has built a reputation for his specialist experience in helping equestrians accelerate... Read More
Where’s the place to be this summer?
Bolesworth International of course – and in this issue we have teamed up with the organisers to offer two readers the chance of winning a pair of tickets to this fantastic event.
The four days combine great shopping with top-level competition and demonstrations from leading experts,... Read More
TopSpec has welcomed two new Business Development Managers to its team with the appointment of Jessica Burbage and Sarah McAndrew. Jessica will cover the South and Sarah the West Midlands. Their roles are dedicated to supporting retailers, wholesalers, vets and horse-owners in the region. Jessica has previously worked for an agricultural... Read More
Hiho Silver is delighted to add two new pieces to its Equestrian Collection: the Exclusive Sterling Silver And 18ct Rose Gold Plated Complete Horseshoe Necklace and matching Exclusive Sterling Silver And 18ct Rose Gold Plated Complete Horseshoe Bracelet. Both stunning pieces are made up of perfectly formed hand cast sterling silver... Read More
Substantial home with far reaching views over the Essex countryside.
An attractive Grade ll Listed farmhouse occupying a rural setting with excellent equestrian facilities standing in gardens and grounds of around 3.3 acres.
Court Farmhouse is fine example of an early C17 century building being of timber frame with weather-bordered elevations under a... Read More
A group of Hartpury students have been helping city folk discover the joys of riding and learn more about horses in the heart of urban Gloucester. The BTEC Extended Diploma Horse Management students have been employing all of