Covalliero’s Must Have Rain Poncho

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

Haygain rider Georgie Spence on the Tokyo Test Event

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

A fond farewell to Horse of the Year Show legends

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

Equipe Support Goresbridge Go for Gold Sale

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

Enjoy Hospitality at its Very Best at the Theraplate Uk LIHS

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

RG Join Well-Known Equestrian Distributors Zebra Products

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

Cavallo Launch New Horse Wear Collection

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

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

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

British riders tie in the Five Fence Challenge at HOYS

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

Tabitha Kyle goes for a double win at HOYS!

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

Reigning Champions take the title once more!

Posted: 08/10/2019

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

Veteran Phoebe’s on Fantastic Form thanks to Top Spec

Posted: 07/10/2019

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

BRC TopSpec Dressage to Music Championships 2019

Posted: 07/10/2019

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

Rugging for winter – is it so necessary?

Posted: 07/10/2019

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

New TopSpec Performance Lite Feed Balancer

Posted: 07/10/2019

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

John Oates Horseboxes Eventing Grand Prix Final at LIHS 2019

Posted: 07/10/2019

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

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

Posted: 05/10/2019

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

SEIB Search for a Star series seeks out future HOYS stars

Posted: 05/10/2019

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

Ranch Rider Introduces The Original Digital Detox: Circa 1918

Posted: 05/10/2019

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

Sibling success in the Miniature Horse of the Year Championship

Posted: 05/10/2019

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

Double Celebrations in ExcLOOsive Small Show Hunter of the Year

Posted: 04/10/2019

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

Topham Barnes Hack of the Year Championship at HOYS

Posted: 04/10/2019

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

Welsh ponies reign triumphant at HOYS!

Posted: 04/10/2019

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

New champion in the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Champs

Posted: 04/10/2019

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

Dujardin reigns as 4th year Dressage Future Elite Champion

Posted: 04/10/2019

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

Grandeur claims the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse of the Year

Posted: 04/10/2019

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

RDA selected as Chosen Charity for Liverpool International

Posted: 26/09/2019

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

CAPTAINS FOR OLYMPIA'S STAR STUDDED 'RACE NIGHT'

Posted: 26/09/2019

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

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

Posted: 26/09/2019

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

Abbey England Launches Saddlery Scholarship 2020

Posted: 26/09/2019

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

The British Ridden Heavy Horse Championship welcomes new sponsor

Posted: 26/09/2019

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

Celebration Week marks 50 years of enriching lives through horses

Posted: 26/09/2019

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

FEEL THE HEAT!!

Posted: 25/09/2019

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

Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Save The Sheep Jumping Boots

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Save The Sheep Jumping Boots

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Offer from Equipe Saddles

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Experience Spectacular New Year!

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Veredus Winter Hoof

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Staying Out of the Sun

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS GETS A MAKEOVER

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Feeding When Travelling Made Easy

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Victoria and Benito Dorato Dance to Success

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Bitting the Youngster with the Sprenger Dynamic RS Full Cheek Bit

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Animalintex® and Winter Ailments

Posted: 24/09/2019

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

Uvex Sumair Riding Gloves

Posted: 23/09/2019

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

Vet Essentials – a New Series on Horse & Country

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

The Importance of Saddle Checks

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

OLYMPIA SHOPPING VILLAGE REFLECTS BUYING TRENDS

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

New Class Sponsor at HOYS

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

Gold and Silver at British Dressage National Championships

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

Bits in the Spotlight: Barry Double Mouthpiece

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

Amerigo Saddle Purchase Offer - includes Sprenger Stirrups

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

Successful Year for Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

Winter digestion Q & A

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

EGO7 Aries Boots

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

Fleck Reflex Neon Whip

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

New Covalliero Amina Coat

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

Ride with Bucas

Posted: 20/09/2019

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

JFC Welcomes British Ambassador to International Ploughing Match

Posted: 19/09/2019

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

Binge Watch Horse & Country Box Sets

Posted: 18/09/2019

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

The Calming Effect of Horses

Posted: 18/09/2019

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

Ted Boggis is New President for Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 18/09/2019

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

FEI signs partnership deal with equine nutrition brand Cavalor

Posted: 18/09/2019

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

Amerigo Elastic Dressage Girth

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

New Cavalor Take it Easy Forte

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

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

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

The Equestrian Index set to partner with Farm Business Innovation

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

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

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

What exactly is atypical myopathy?

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

LeMieux British Dressage National Championships on H&C TV

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

Featured Equestrian Property for sale September 2019

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

Consistency and Quality from HorseHage

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

TIME TO RUG YOUR HORSE?

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

VirEquine Broad Spectrum Disinfectant-Cleaner

Posted: 17/09/2019

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

Charlotte Dujardin Wins Cavalor Intermediate II Gold

Posted: 16/09/2019

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

Valegro Returns for Exclusive Film on Horse & Country

Posted: 16/09/2019

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

'Experience Spectacular' at Liverpool

Posted: 13/09/2019

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

50 Years of Dedication

Posted: 13/09/2019

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

Olympia Riding Academy launched

Posted: 12/09/2019

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

Cosy Gift Boxes from Hooves & Love

Posted: 11/09/2019

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

New Trends & How To Update Your Riding Wardrobe

Posted: 11/09/2019

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

Buy now, pay later from Pegasus Jewellery

Posted: 11/09/2018

Equestrian jeweller Pegasus has paired up with the New Zealand company Laybuy to offer a ‘buy now, pay later’ option at checkout, so that their customers can enjoy a new jewellery purchase straight away, whilst spreading the cost over a longer period of time. There is no minimum order value, so those... Read More

Pippa Funnell rolls back the years to claim LRBHT WIN

Posted: 09/09/2019

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

Stars gather for 50th anniversary RDA Awards

Posted: 09/09/2019

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

Crucial Dorset bridleway saved following generous grants

Posted: 09/09/2019

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

Oliver Townend provides spectators with pure Class at Burghley

Posted: 09/09/2019

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

Sportsbeat reporting from Burghley

Posted: 06/09/2019

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

Pegasus Jewellery unveils Purple Poppy Pin

Posted: 05/09/2019

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

Q&A with Helen Reader, Saddle Fitter

Posted: 03/09/2019

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

Martingale know how with the Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 02/09/2019

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

NEW EquiBiome Test Kit Removes the Guess Work from Gut Health

Posted: 02/09/2019

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

New Live Streaming Partnership for Horse & Country and Arena UK

Posted: 02/09/2019

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

Dengie Alfa-A Lite gets a fresh new look!

Posted: 02/09/2019

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

New top-class eventing training facilities unveiled at Hickstead

Posted: 02/09/2019

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

Harriet bounces back to win at Hickstead

Posted: 02/09/2019

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

Great grazing from Suregrow

Posted: 02/09/2019

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

When choosing forage, what is the most important consideration?

Posted: 29/08/2019

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

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

Posted: 28/08/2019

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

Autumn Delights from Equetech

Posted: 28/08/2019

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

New from Dengie – Naturally nutritious Dengie Pure Grass

Posted: 28/08/2019

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

CHAMPIONSHIP STYLING!

Posted: 27/08/2019

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

European medallist makes Hickstead return

Posted: 27/08/2019

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

The Equestrian Blogger/Vlogger Awards Are Open!

Posted: 27/08/2019

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

Veredus Magnetik Rug

Posted: 23/08/2019

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

Fleck Delta Pro Dressage Whip – Make It Your Own

Posted: 23/08/2019

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

Sprenger Bow Balance Stirrups

Posted: 23/08/2019

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

How Your Centre Can Teach Disabled Riders

Posted: 23/08/2019

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

Veredus Villate

Posted: 22/08/2019

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

Königs Palermo Boots - Perfection for Dressage

Posted: 22/08/2019

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

Breaking Down Barriers with Accessibility Mark

Posted: 22/08/2019

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

Uvex Suxxeed Luxury Lady Riding Helmet

Posted: 22/08/2019

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

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

Posted: 21/08/2019

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

Bucas Smartex Turnout Extra

Posted: 21/08/2019

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

Amerigo Vega Jump Special – Offering Great Value and Quality

Posted: 21/08/2019

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

Equipe Asymmetric Stirrups

Posted: 21/08/2019

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

RDA's amazing people

Posted: 21/08/2019

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

New Dilara Sweater from Covalliero

Posted: 21/08/2019

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

6 and 7 year old Champs from Bolesworth

Posted: 19/08/2019

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

Latest from Bolesworth

Posted: 19/08/2019

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

Annabel wins Bolesworth Grand Prix

Posted: 19/08/2019

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

Update from Bolesworth Equitop Young Horse Championship

Posted: 19/08/2019

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

More results from Stoneleigh

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Blair Castle Horse Trials on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Antonia and Laura Triumph in Young Horse Qualifiers

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Louise Saywell and Feigtling Start the Day in Form

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Ella and Billy Galleon Capture Voltaire Design Win

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Polly Gains First Win at Bolesworth

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Louise Hits Form at Bolesworth

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Bucas Freedom Dog Rug

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Win for Keith Shore at Bolesworth

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Joe Takes Under 25’s Honours

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

How the Golden Rules of Feeding Aid Digestion

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Tara Punter PR is Business Awards Finalist

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free Feed

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

50th Anniversary Celebration for RDA

Posted: 16/08/2019

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

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

Posted: 14/08/2019

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

Registered blind Dressage rider Verity Smith on her Olympic plans

Posted: 14/08/2019

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

EQUINE PRODUCTIONS WELCOME JOHN MAXSE

Posted: 13/08/2019

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

NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials

Posted: 13/08/2019

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

Dramatic growth for Horse & Country TV

Posted: 13/08/2019

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

Stoneleigh Round-up

Posted: 12/08/2019

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

Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Masters

Posted: 12/08/2019

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

Retraining of Racehorses classes Stoneleigh

Posted: 12/08/2019

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

British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier

Posted: 12/08/2019

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

Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter at Stoneleigh

Posted: 12/08/2019

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

Stoneleigh Horse Show Round Up – Day 2

Posted: 12/08/2019

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

Stoneleigh Horse Show Round Up – Day 1

Posted: 12/08/2019

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

Mark Edwards crowned the National 1.40m Champion 2019

Posted: 10/08/2019

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

National Para Equestrian Championship

Posted: 10/08/2019

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

NEXT Just For Schools 1.00m & 1.10m Finals

Posted: 10/08/2019

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

Updates from Stomeleigh

Posted: 10/08/2019

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

Mini-breaks from Free Rein

Posted: 10/08/2019

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

Luxury Skincare for Equestrians from Purdey & Sloane

Posted: 10/08/2019

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

Sustainability Initiatives for Olympia

Posted: 09/08/2019

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

Latest results from Stoneleigh

Posted: 09/08/2019

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

TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes – Low Starch Formula

Posted: 09/08/2019

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

Kenco Recovers from Freak Accident

Posted: 09/08/2019

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

A Family-owned Foundry Set for the Future

Posted: 09/08/2019

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

Winners - The Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters

Posted: 09/08/2019

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

Young & Co Bit Makers Join Abbey England

Posted: 09/08/2019

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

Results from Stoneleigh National Championships

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

All to play for in the NEXT Just For Schools Finals

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

FEI European Championships 2019 on Horse & Country

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

Leading names at Bolesworth

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

JFC Manufacturing-10 days away from boldest cycling challenge yet

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

Europes leading event for Farm Business Innovation

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

Protect your Business

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

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

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

Trust in Tea Tree to soothe this summer

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

The impact on performance from improved respiratory health

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

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

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

Featured Equestrian Property August 2019

Posted: 08/08/2019

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

‘£20 Tuesday’ Lesson Offer Returns at HMB Equestrian

Posted: 07/08/2019

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

Big Bucks and Other Racing Legends for HOYS Sunday Spectacular

Posted: 07/08/2019

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

Izabella Rogers is crowned the National 128cm Champion

Posted: 07/08/2019

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

Tabitha Kyle wins the National 138cm Championship Final

Posted: 07/08/2019

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

Touch of Marmite rises to the challenge

Posted: 07/08/2019

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

A win for Toby Fry in the National 148cm Championship

Posted: 07/08/2019

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

Victory for Henry Nelson

Posted: 07/08/2019

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

Eventing from Gatcombe on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 07/08/2019

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

Abbey England Embarks On Leadership Programme

Posted: 06/08/2019

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

Affordable US Ranch Holidays

Posted: 05/08/2019

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

Riding High Into Autumn

Posted: 05/08/2019

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

Optimising Digestion All Year Round.

Posted: 02/08/2019

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

Cavalleria Toscana Joins Zebra Products

Posted: 02/08/2019

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

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

Posted: 01/08/2019

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

Supreme Products to sponsor Supreme Horse of the Year Champs

Posted: 01/08/2019

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

Proud Bradley Gains Grade One Horse Care Certificate

Posted: 31/07/2019

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

Andrea Sexton PR to represent International Brand

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Bolesworth to champion equestrian trade

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Getting to know New Zealand legend Caroline Powell

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Haygain Steamers - try before you buy!

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Nicky Sails to victory in MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Sweden claims historic first Hickstead victory

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Perfect Gentleman gives Simpson his second Queen’s success

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

David has the Will to win at Hickstead

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Königs Excelsior for Style and Sophistication

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Fleck Carbon Composite Ultralight Dressage Whip

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship

Posted: 29/07/2019

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

Funnell's fab victory rounds off spectacular week at Hartpury

Posted: 26/07/2019

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

Bucas Freedom Turnout - The Range That Offers Exceptional Value

Posted: 25/07/2019

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

Cavalor Vitacrunch

Posted: 25/07/2019

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

The Most Wonderful Pony

Posted: 25/07/2019

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

NEW Cavalor Derma Spray

Posted: 25/07/2019

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

Laura Kraut is Greatfull to have another Hickstead win

Posted: 25/07/2019

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

Sprenger Dynamic RS

Posted: 24/07/2019

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

Arc Equine Wins Award from Lux!

Posted: 24/07/2019

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

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

Posted: 24/07/2019

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

New Covalliero Lia Riding Tights

Posted: 24/07/2019

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

Michael Jung makes five-star Nations Cup debut at Hickstead

Posted: 23/07/2019

Germany’s Michael Jung, the reigning Olympic eventing champion, is set to make his five-star Nations Cup showjumping debut this week at Hickstead. Jung has had a last-minute call up to the German squad of five competing at the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain. Although he is best known in... Read More

RDA Parade Celebrates 50 Years of Achievements

Posted: 23/07/2019

RDA was proud to showcase how its work has evolved over the past 50 years in a special parade held at their National Championships. From day one back in 1969, RDA has been enriching people’s lives through horses and over this time it has developed to provide involvement in many different... Read More

Veredus Grand Slam Collection

Posted: 23/07/2019

The Veredus Grand Slam Gold Edition was developed to celebrate show jumper Scott Brash and his historic Rolex Grand Slam success in Calgary. Available in a Carbon Gel version, the Veredus Grand Slam Gold Edition comes complete with high-tech features and innovations, enhanced with gold –plated details in a celebratory style. The... Read More

3,500 horses and ponies head to Hickstead

Posted: 23/07/2019

The Longines Royal International Horse Show will see around 3,500 horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes head to Hickstead in West Sussex this week (23-28 July). The five-star event is one of the oldest horse shows in the world, featuring international and national showjumping alongside... Read More

Celebrate with Family and Friends in Liverpool!

Posted: 23/07/2019

THE organisers of this year’s spectacular TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show, 28 to 31 December have launched an exciting new initiative for clubs and associations or even just a group of friends.When groups, clubs and associations get together to buy 10 or more tickets in one transaction, they will receive... Read More

HOYS Superfans Announced!

Posted: 23/07/2019

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

Amerigo Vega Dressage Special Saddle

Posted: 23/07/2019

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

New Cavallo Oriana Jacket

Posted: 23/07/2019

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

New Uvex Sportstyle Diamond Gloves

Posted: 23/07/2019

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

Q & A with SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter, Bea Blakeman

Posted: 23/07/2019

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

Windmill Farm Estate – Supporting the World of Show Jumping

Posted: 22/07/2019

This year’s Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship will see some of the finest young stars of the show jumping world in action. The Six-Year-Old series is supported by the team at Windmill Farm Estate and the Wright family – here we talk to Dan Wright about this exciting business. Windmill Farm Estate... Read More

Paul Tapner aiming for record third win at Hickstead

Posted: 22/07/2019

Australian event rider Paul Tapner returns to Hickstead next week with the aim of becoming the first person to win the new format MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge three times in a row. Paul was victorious in both 2017 and 2018 with the grey Bonza Ring of Rouges,... Read More

Leading Riders Return to Bolesworth for Eventing Grand Prix

Posted: 22/07/2019

FOLLOWING the huge success of the Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix at this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show the second leg of the series features as a ‘must watch’ at the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship. August 14-18th. At the June show, leading event riders Jeanette Brakewell and Bill Levett were... Read More

Horse & Country Live Stream Hickstead International Dressage

Posted: 22/07/2019

FOR all dressage fans and supporters this year’s Dressage at Hickstead will be live streamed by Horse & Country. Hickstead International Dressage is now a major fixture on the calendar bringing world class riders together to compete at the historic Sussex venue. Horse & Country is live streaming the competitions from the... Read More

The UK’s most popular arena mirror company, just got better!

Posted: 19/07/2019

They now offer PAY MONTHLY on all installations. With buy now pay later *(subject to status) you can add this important training aid without any hassle and create the perfect professional training arena for you and your horses! Mirrors for trainings uniquely designed arena mirrors each 8ft x 4ft... Read More

Cool, Calm & Collected

Posted: 19/07/2019

Equetech is a British equestrian fashion brand with a heritage spanning over more than 25 years. In this exclusive feature, a fellow rider and Equetech's MD & Designer Liz Hayman explains how you can keep your cool in rising temperatures. "As a rider myself, I have always loved competing in the... Read More

Fast Paced Action at the Liverpool International Horse Show

Posted: 19/07/2019

Fast Paced Action at This Year’s Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Summer Offer THE organisers of this year’s Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show, December 28 to 31 have launched a further incentive to get tickets booked in advance of the biggest New Year celebration in town. The four evening and two afternoon... Read More

Sun Shines on RDA National Championships

Posted: 18/07/2019

Spirits were high at the RDA National Championships as over 500 competitors gathered at Hartpury College for three days to remember. As part of the event there was also an opportunity to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary. Huge crowds turned out on the opening day to welcome RDA’s President, Her Royal Highness... Read More

The truth about Protein

Posted: 18/07/2019

We’ve all read articles on horse feed and the amount of protein that should or shouldn’t be in our horses’ diet. Some are very informative, others not so accurate, and then of course there is advice from a variety of online ‘experts’. To give owners an informed view on protein,... Read More

Musical Ride at Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2019

Posted: 18/07/2019

Olympia, The London International Horse Show has announced that the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment will perform its Musical Ride at the UK’s highly anticipated Christmas Show from 16-22 December 2019. Made up of 28 horses and 36 personnel, the Household Cavalry has been confirmed to headline this year’s impressive line-up of displays... Read More

Protecting your business

Posted: 18/07/2019

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

Feeding for performance when staying away

Posted: 18/07/2019

Hot weather, combined with the physiological stress of travelling and competing, can increase the risk of dehydration in horses which is likely to compromise performance and recovery. In addition to this, staying away from home results in changes in daily routine that can also have a negative impact on digestive health... Read More

Stars line up for Nations Cup thriller at Hickstead

Posted: 17/07/2019

The international entries are in for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at Hickstead (26 July), and it looks set to be a thriller with many of the world’s best riders lining up. The USA makes a much-anticipated return to Hickstead, following their last victorious visit in 2014. Jessica... Read More

Lion King Inspiration: Set-jetting On horseback

Posted: 17/04/2019

With the CGI version of The Lion King due out this week, plenty of set-jetters will be looking to book a trip to Tanzania's endless plains, the movie loosely based on the Serengeti. And, claims riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider, there's no better way to see the national park's wildlife than... Read More

Leather Care with Veredus - Curium Soap

Posted: 17/04/2019

Whatever the time of year, whether enjoying the summer sun but dealing with the drying effects on leather, or coping with the cold and wet of winter which leaves tack damp and at times muddy, good saddlery care is essential to help it last a lifetime. The Veredus Biocare leather care range... Read More

Countryfile to Salute RDA in its 50th Anniversary Year

Posted: 17/07/2019

BBC Countryfile is to honour RDA in its 50th anniversary year with a programme dedicated to the charity and its work. The episode, which airs on Sunday 28 July, includes an interview by with RDA’s President, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, conducted by broadcasting legend and long-time Countryfile presenter John... Read More

Cavalor Switch – Helping Season Skin Irritations

Posted: 17/07/2019

Is your horse or pony prone to seasonal skin irritations, summer eczema or sweet itch? Cavalor Switch can be used to help the issues and is especially useful when skin becomes inflamed. Summer eczema or sweet itch usually occurs each year and goes hand in hand with dermatitis – inflammation of the skin. The... Read More

Swish Bedding named as the NEW Bedding Supplier for HOYS

Posted: 17/07/2019

As the NEC prepares to welcome some of the world’s top equestrians to Horse of the Year Show across five days of action in October, Grandstand Media Limited are delighted to announce Swish Bedding as the new Official Bedding Supplier for the Show. Swish... Read More

Side Saddles – and all you need to know!

Posted: 16/07/2019

Q & A on side saddles... What are the differences between the three main stirrup safety fittings? The most important thing to consider before riding side saddle is safety. One of the foremost considerations is if the worst happens, and you fall from your horse, that you will become immediately detached and not... Read More

Abbey England – Did you know?

Posted: 16/07/2019

Founded in 1982 by the late Gerald Brown and his family, Abbey England is still a true family business. Based in Cheshire, it has risen from humble beginnings to establish an enviable reputation for supplying high-quality materials for a wide range of manufacturing, commercial and leisure businesses, both home and abroad. Abbey England... Read More

UViator – the Solution for Summer

Posted: 15/07/2019

Kensington Equestrian Products are available in the UK exclusively from Shadow Horse and this ingenious fly mask is a great option for your horse this summer. The UViator is the latest innovation in fly masks, it offers 90% UV protection, has a soft inner fleece lining and with the world's only double... Read More

Robinson Animal Healthcare Support U18 Champs At Frickley

Posted: 12/07/2019

Leading manufacturer of equine first aid products, Robinson Animal Healthcare, is delighted to be sponsoring the U18 Championships at Frickley Horse Trials, (25th – 28th July 2019). Robinson Animal Healthcare is the brand synonymous with many household names in horse owner’s first aid kits including the legendary Animalintex®, which is the... Read More

Bolesworth Golden Ticket Prize!

Posted: 12/07/2019

As the countdown begins to the Bolesworth Young Horse Championships, 14th-18th August, the show is celebrating the very best of British breeding, with the chance to WIN a truly unique prize. Purchasers of Bolesworth Golden Tickets will have a once in a life time opportunity to WIN a British bred 3-year-old... Read More

Equipe Aluminium Stirrups

Posted: 12/07/2019

Suitable for all equestrian disciplines, the Equipe Aluminium Stirrups are a light and functional mode of stirrups. Beautifully designed for a stylish look, they also deliver on performance. Made from aluminium, the stirrups are equipped with anti-skid stirrup tread, drilled to allow easy cleaning. The 30° inclination of the hole through... Read More

Rising stars competing at Bolesworth Young Horse Championship

Posted: 12/07/2019

World Class Young Riders Head to Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Many of Britain’s rising stars are set to compete at the new Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show. With a prestigious Under 25 Series running - the show has attracted a stellar list of the country’s leading young riders including Alfie... Read More

Press Accreditation Open for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 12/07/2019

Press accreditation for Horse of the Year Show 2019 is now open. This year’s Show will take place at the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from the 2nd – 6th October and hosts a line-up of National and International Showjumping Classes, Dressage and a multitude of top class Showing Championships as... Read More

Why should you use a Wound Hydrogel?

Posted: 12/07/2019

When the skin is damaged as a result of a wound your horse loses its first line of defence against infection. Even a small cut can quickly become infected if not cleaned and treated properly. While many horse owners still believe that a wound should be allowed to dry out, the opposite... Read More

New hay feeders from JFC Equine

Posted: 12/07/2019

JFC Equine Launch innovative solutions for manageable hay feeding JFC Equine are please to introduce their new teardrop hay feeder range to expand their existing portfolio. The new hay feeders have been specifically designed to slow down feeding which has benefits including reduced stress, lower risk of ulcers, easy to fill, easily... Read More

Bucas 3/4 Boots

Posted: 12/07/2019

The Bucas ¾ Boots are made of tough outer fabric and a Stay-dry inner lining, with cushioned padding to fully contour to the horse’s legs. They are shorter than the Bucas 2000 Travel Boots and have three straps on the front and back boots and are great for horses who do not... Read More

Cavalor Cool Sens Concentrated Liniment

Posted: 12/07/2019

Cavalor Cool Sens is a concentrated liniment containing a mixture of essential oils used to wash, refresh and cool the horse’s body, muscles and legs. It is the ideal wellness treatment if you want to spoil your horse after a hard training session or competition, especially on a hot summer’s day. Cavalor Cool... Read More

A fitting finale for Hartpury’s fabulous Festival of Dressage

Posted: 10/07/2019

Portugal’s Luis Principe brought down the curtain on this year’s Hartpury Festival of Dressage with a victory in Sunday’s Equikro FEI CDI Intermediate I Freestyle. The win was a fitting way to conclude a week of dazzling international performances, world debuts and stunning displays. With 14 nations represented, the festival lived... Read More

Vicki Thompson-Winfield Wins Cavalor Inter II Premier League

Posted: 09/07/2019

Surrey-based dressage rider, Vicki Thompson-Winfield has qualified for the prestigious British Dressage National Championships. Vicki and Artist took the Cavalor Inter II Premier League title with a brilliant score of 69.74% at Hickstead. Having ridden from being a small child, Vicki began her equestrian career when she was 10-years old, breaking and... Read More

Abbey England Exhibits at SPOGA 2019

Posted: 09/07/2019

Abbey England Ltd will be proudly exhibiting its British-made goods at SPOGA 2019. Products include the company’s comprehensive range of bits made in Abbey’s historic foundry as well as workshop materials and tools for the equestrian trade, offering the finest array of metalwork, leather, thread and webbings, helping to promote British-made... Read More

Visit the RDA National Champs & Meet You Tube Sensation Esme

Posted: 09/07/2019

With just a few days to go until the start of the RDA National Championships, excitement is really starting to build as the charity’s flagship event gets ready to celebrate their 50th anniversary. To raise awareness of the amazing achievements of RDA participants and the fantastic work of its volunteers, You... Read More

Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Raises the Bar

Posted: 09/07/2019

The new Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show looks set to provide a feast of sporting action and entertainment. With a host of high-class show jumping and equestrian sport over the five days – August 14 to 18 in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle – the event will provide a... Read More

Cotswold racehorse trainers launch equestrian surface company

Posted: 09/07/2019

TopRide Fibre Surfaces is a Cotswold-based family business which has designed a high quality and durable carpet fibre riding surface, developed in conjunction with racehorse owners and trainers. Perfect for both gallops and riding arenas, the TopRide Fibre Surface is stable, shock-absorbing and supremely easy to install. It can be placed... Read More

Matchy Matchy Accessories with Equipe

Posted: 09/07/2019

Colour coordinate your horses wardrobe with the matching Equipe Saddlecloth and Fly Mask. The cleverly designed Equipe Microfibre Jump and Dressage saddlecloths include the Equipe logo and come in a range of colours to suit all occasions whether training at home or competition. They look great paired with the matching coloured soft... Read More

Simply Scrumptious - Equerry Minty Treats

Posted: 09/07/2019

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

Jayne Ross Shines in Hickstead Showing Classes with Alltech!

Posted: 09/07/2019

Some of the country’s top show riders and producers headed down to West Sussex to compete in the showing classes at The Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting. With a number of Horse of the Year Show qualifying tickets on offer across the Alltech sponsored classes, the competition was fierce, with Jayne... Read More

Lecturers pen publication to help porky pets

Posted: 08/07/2019

Porky pets are being lent a paw to slim down by two college lecturers. Victoria Bowes and Helen Coleman from the Warwickshire land-based specialist college Moreton Morrell have penned a book called The Management of Pet Obesity, offering guidance for vets to help small animals, exotic animals and pet birds. Helen Coleman... Read More

Dr David Marlin talks...Advice for horse owners in hot weather

Posted: 08/07/2019

ADVICE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR HORSE SAFE IF YOU ARE TRAINING & COMPETING IN WARM OR HOT WEATHER... Acclimatisation If the weather suddenly becomes warmer, don’t attempt to try acclimatise your horse by exercising it in the hottest parts of the day if you are competing within a few days.... Read More

Safeguarding training a priority

Posted: 08/07/2019

It may not be on your mind every day, but the British Equestrian Federation places high priority on safeguarding and expects all staff and volunteers providing riding or horse management opportunities to have an up-to-date safeguarding training certificate. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. In previous years, safeguarding training was a source of... Read More

Your Horse Live - exclusive ticket offer!

Posted: 08/07/2019

Your Horse Live returns on the 8-10 November, Stoneleigh Park for more unmissable performances and unbeatable shopping. See Charlotte Dujardin in action every day at this year's show plus shop the UK's biggest equestrian shopping event. Don't miss Charlotte's performance - guarantee your seat in the Beta Arena with a Standard Plus... Read More

Be wise about wounds - Top Tips from Redwings

Posted: 08/07/2019

How are your first aid skills? As flight animals, horses are prone to injury and most owners will have to deal with a wound from time to time. Some may be minor, some may be more serious, but being prepared and having practical skills to draw on will help you to... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property July 2019

Posted: 08/07/2019

FABULOUS EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY set in grounds extending to approx. 5.34 acres in total, comprising paddocks, stabling, manège, storage, ample parking including space for a horsebox. Located in Hollington village Derbyshire, this handsome stone built grade II listed residence provides spacious accommodation set over three floors including 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms... Read More

NAF International Horse Trials welcomes Teddy The Shetland!

Posted: 08/07/2019

One of Instagram’s most influential ponies will head to this year’s event, taking place 7-11 August. Teddy the Shetland, a diminutive palomino with an enviable Instagram following of over 100,000, will attend this year’s NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials. In his role as event mascot, Teddy will take up a number... Read More

Mount St John Freestyle's kür makes winning world debut

Posted: 08/07/2019

Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle's highly anticipated kür made a winning world debut at Hartpury's Festival of Dressage last night (Saturday). The 10-year-old daughter of Fidermark pulled out all the stops, earning a personal-best mark of 87.6%. No judge marked the combination lower than 86% with two judges even... Read More

CLOSING THE SHOW IN STYLE ON FESTIVAL’S FAB FRIDAY

Posted: 08/07/2019

Charlotte Dujardin brought the third day of competition to a sizzling finale at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage. With a drawn order time of 19:06, crowds stayed on to enjoy the first of two opportunities to see Mount St John Freestyle at this show. The Hanoverian daughter of Fidermark was well worth... Read More

Pony Club at Horse of The Year Show to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

Posted: 04/07/2019

Horse of the Year Show, “The Ultimate Celebration of the Horse” is delighted to welcome the Pony Club Musical Ride to this years’ show as part of the organisation’s 90th Anniversary Celebrations. Formed in 1929 and granted independent charitable status in 1997, the Pony Club is the biggest youth organisation in the... Read More

Cavalor Rockies

Posted: 04/07/2019

Are you looking for a new lick for your horse? In contrast to many lick stones, Cavalor Rockies has a nutritional value which ensures the necessary intake of mineral and trace elements. Cavalor recommend the lick is placed where it is freely available to your horse/pony. Cavalor Rockies are priced at around £5.70 per... Read More

ENTRIES now open for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 03/07/2019

Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that entries are now open for Horse of the Year Show 2019 which will be held at the Resorts World Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from the 2nd – 6th October. Throughout the week, the show hosts a line-up of national and international Showjumping classes, Dressage... Read More

Eventer Camilla Kruger on her plans for Tokyo

Posted: 03/07/2019

UK-based Zimbabwean event rider Camilla Kruger updates us on her plans for Tokyo – and how emus fit into her day-to-day life! We caught up with Haygain sponsored rider Camilla Kruger for an update on her season so far, a sneak preview of exciting rides for the future and the back story... Read More

Paddock TLC with Ease and Convenience

Posted: 03/07/2019

Looking to give your paddock some TLC but haven’t got the room to move horses and ponies on to other pasture? Suregrow Fertiliser makes life easy and has been specially developed so that horses and ponies can stay in the paddock and there is no need to move them into new grazing... Read More

Jessica Wins £3,000 Sponsorship from TopSpec

Posted: 03/07/2019

Jessica Wins £3,000 Sponsorship from TopSpec Following a UK search and with hundreds of entries to choose from, the winner of the TopSpec £3,000 sponsorship search is dressage rider Jessica McConkey. Fifteen-year-old Jessica had her breakthrough last year with the Dutch Warmblood, Lady Gaga, a stunning 17-year-old, 16.2hh bay mare. From their first overseas... Read More

‘Create Your Own’ gift boxes from Hooves & Love

Posted: 03/07/2019

Dream up a beautiful, bespoke equestrian-themed present for a loved one with the ‘Create Your Own’ gift boxes from Hooves & Love Hooves & Love have taken advantage of the amazing possibilities of ecommerce and transformed the way those who are passionate about everything equestrian can buy gifts for friends and... Read More

PR for the PR!

Posted: 03/07/2019

Tara Best, founder of Tara Punter PR, recognised as one of the 30 under 30 shining stars of Gloucestershire business Cotswold businesswoman Tara Best, Director of international equestrian and rural public relations business Tara Punter PR, has been named as one of the 30 under 30 shining stars of Gloucestershire business in... Read More

Blenheim Palace Horse Trials Entries

Posted: 02/07/2019

SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS: ENTRIES FOR AMATEUR CLASSES NOW OPEN Entries are now open for all the very popular amateur classes at SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (19-22 September), which run alongside the international eventing action. The Dodson & Horrell Eventer Challenge classes – Derby-style competitions featuring a mix of showjumps and... Read More

Running in memory of Tim Stockdale

Posted: 02/07/2019

Olympic riders don their running shoes to race in memory of Tim Stockdale Olympic gold medallists Nick Skelton and Laura Kraut are among the equestrians who’ll be switching riding boots for running shoes at Hickstead later this month. The pair are among the entrants for the first ever #10forTim run, an event taking... Read More

HorseHage & Mollichaff Searching for Brand Ambassador

Posted: 02/07/2019

To celebrate the launch of its sponsorship of the British Riding Clubs Intermediate Winter Championships 2020, HorseHage & Mollichaff is searching for a brand ambassador. Said Chris Tar of HorseHage: “We are looking for an amateur rider to support with some of our product. The chosen person would receive £500 worth of... Read More

Championship Style

Posted: 02/07/2019

When it comes to looking for a worthy winner, the Equetech Competition Clothing Collection has the garments and accessories to ensure you look every inch a champion! Discover the perfect complementing tie or stock, flattering performance breeches, technical competition shirts and elegant jacket from their extensive collection. For failsafe competition jackets... Read More

How does the heat impact our horses?

Posted: 01/07/2019

How does the heat impact our horses and what can be done to mitigate any negativeimpact on horse health? While we may not have seen the sustained scorching temperatures of last summer just yet, the UK is sure to get a least a mini-heatwave if not a longer spell of hot... Read More

New Uvex Sumair Riding Gloves

Posted: 01/07/2019

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

Sarah Higgins Wins Cavalor Inter II Premier League at Somerford P

Posted: 01/07/2019

Cheshire-based dressage rider, Sarah Higgins has qualified for the prestigious British Dressage National Championships. Sarah and Alfranco took the Cavalor Inter II Premier League title with a fantastic score of 68.83% at Somerford Park. Supported by Uvex Sarah said: “The weekend at Somerford was testing with the weather as there were... Read More

14 nations represented at Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage

Posted: 01/07/2019

Nations including Brazil, Australia, Belgium, Canada and the United States will challenge a strong British contingent at this year’s festival. A total of 14 nations will be represented at this year’s Hartpury Festival of Dressage, taking place 3-7 July. The event has once again attracted a strong field of entries across... Read More

New ULTRA Fit Brown Grip Spurs From Sprenger

Posted: 27/06/2019

Sprenger has launched the ULTRA Fit Grip Spurs in a new Brown colour. Both cutting-edge and timeless, the new ULTRA Fit Grip Spurs with a dark brown grip are the perfect accessory for a dark brown equestrian outfit. This new shade goes wonderfully with dark brown boots and accessories as well as brown... Read More

Five Reasons Why the Ciletto Shoe is a Must For Summer

Posted: 28/06/2019

Grub’s Boots have a full range of footwear including classic neoprene boots, a leather collection and heavy-duty working boots to get the jobs done. But the leading footwear brand has also created innovative shoes for wearing around the yard when the weather gets hotter. The Ciletto 5.0 SE™ Shoe is a unique... Read More

NEW Stable Shield Disinfectant

Posted: 28/06/2019

The leader in equine bio-security, Stable Shield has unveiled its new disinfectant, another great product in taking measures to ensure your stable environment is clean and disease-free. Stable Shield Disinfectant is alcohol-free but is an advanced hard surface/multi surface cleaner and sanitiser that is manufactured to contain one of the fastest acting... Read More

Pegasus updates Stirrup Jewellery Range

Posted: 28/06/2019

Pegasus Jewellery update their iconic stirrup detailing with the beautiful Pearl Stirrup Pendant and Earring Set. Leading equestrian jeweller Pegasus Jewellery is delighted to introduce the very latest addition to their collection, the stylish and beautiful Pearl Stirrup Pendant and Earring Set (£80.00). Since the brand’s launch in 2016, Pegasus Jewellery has... Read More

Keeping Saddlery on the Best of Health

Posted: 27/06/2019

How many of you have been trotting along and found your leg suddenly drop due to a broken stirrup leather? Accidents happen at the best of times with a sudden spook from your horse or a refusal at a jump but when tack fails there is often a reason! Saddle Safety Checks When looking... Read More

Bucas Freedom Boots

Posted: 27/06/2019

Bucas Freedom Boots are designed to provide protection and also offer a great fit and ease of handling. The boots are made with padded foam for protection, tough rip-stop outer and a poly-cotton lining for comfort against the horse’s leg and three large Hook & Loop straps to give protection when travelling. Available... Read More

Veredus Magnetik Pro Wrap

Posted: 27/06/2019

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

25 years of customer service leads to new shop opening.

Posted: 27/06/2019

A new store opens at Bishops Frome in Herefordshire this weekend! CL Country will open its doors on the 28th June. Founder and Managing Director, Emily Knapp, brings 25 years of customer service and account management experience from both the hospitality and manufacturing corporate worlds to her new venture. CL Country will stock... Read More

Snaffle & Style Gift Box from Hooves & Love

Posted: 27/06/2019

Hooves & Love launch the Snaffle & Style Gift Box, the perfect present for the most stylish country and equestrian-loving ladies The Snaffle & Style gift box from Hooves & Love is the perfect present for the seriously stylish horse owner! It combines a stunning equestrian-inspired bracelet from leading country jeweller Hiho... Read More

Equipe Rubber Reins

Posted: 27/06/2019

The smart Equipe Emporio rubber reins are made from soft, Italian leather with solid stainless steel buckles and are finished with a printed Equipe logo. The Equipe Emporio rubber reins are made to match the Emporio bridles. Leading saddlery brand Equipe, represents quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Available in colours New Market, Brown,... Read More

Fleck Contact Jumping Whip

Posted: 27/06/2019

The Fleck Contact Jumping Whip features a unique secure contact grip. The whip shaft is lightweight and covered in hand-woven hardwearing nylon, while the grip is covered with a soft to the touch, elasticated PU material. This gives excellent grip properties and makes the whip easy to use, giving the rider superior... Read More

Fabulous flats from Caroline Nicholls for this Summer's events

Posted: 27/06/2019

Caroline Nicholls has made a name for herself with her beautiful bespoke hat and fascinator designs, perfect for summer weddings, parties and sporting events. What you might not know is that her collection of country-inspired clothing and accessories also includes elegant, equestrian-inspired slip-on loafers. Crafted from supple leather, the Snaffle Slip-On... Read More

Scientists reveal new theory on horse hoof disease

Posted: 27/06/2019

New light has been shed on an ancient and crippling hoof disease in horses thanks to unique and multidisciplinary research led by scientists at the University of Nottingham. The study by experts in maths, physics, stem cell biology and equine medicine reveals new clues about the causes and potential treatment of specific... Read More

New Cavalor Take it Easy Forte

Posted: 26/06/2019

Cavalor has launched new Take it Easy Forte. This paste type formula is based on Cavalor Take it Easy, but is enriched with several calming essential oils. Cavalor Take it Easy Forte has the same recommended use as the regular Cavalor Take it Easy but works more quickly and is especially useful... Read More

New Showjumping Masterclass announced for HOYS 2019

Posted: 25/06/2019

This year for Horse of the Year Show, organisers Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that a brand new Showjumping Masterclass has been given the go ahead in the timetable for the Wednesday afternoon in the Andrews Bowen International Arena. Visitors will be treated to a demonstration from not one,... Read More

Covalliero T-Shirt

Posted: 25/06/2019

The Covalliero T-Shirt is a sporty cut T-Shirt perfect for the warmer months. The elastic cotton fabric, makes the top easy to wear and the fitted design ensures the top moves with you whether riding or on the yard. The crystal logo appliqué adds a sparkle to any occasion. Available in the colours Dark... Read More

Cavalor Derma Wash Shampoo

Posted: 25/06/2019

Cavalor Derma Wash is a hygienic shampoo which is ideal for horses and ponies with flaky skin, dull coats or a skin condition. It is also the ideal shampoo to wash new horses arriving on the yard to help prevent infections. Cavalor Derma Wash is enriched with glycerin which ensures the skin is... Read More

Stream the Aachen Grand Prix live on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 25/06/2019

Without doubt the Aachen Rolex Grand Prix is one of the world’s most iconic classes to watch and experience. One of the kings when it comes to show jumping classes, it is one that the leading riders around the globe all want to win. Year on year the competition draws the major names... Read More

Amerigo Vega Saddles - Offering Great Choice and Value

Posted: 25/06/2019

Looking for a saddle that offers superb value and choice? The Amerigo Vega saddle collection provides the answer and are used by three of the world’s leading event riders, Mary King, Nicola Wilson and Sam Watson. Made using a specially created synthetic tree incorporating a tempered steel head iron, the Amerigo Vega saddle... Read More

Haygain launch a limited-edition bright pink HG One Hay Steamer!

Posted: 25/06/2019

Equine health and science company Haygain is delighted to announce that a limited-edition PINK version of their revolutionary HG One Hay Steamer will be on sale soon, after a poll of their fans to select the colour. After the huge success of last year’s limited-edition vivid purple HG One, Haygain fans were... Read More

FREE WEBINAR – An Introduction to Microcurrent Therapy

Posted: 25/06/2019

This free webinar will introduce you to Microcurrent Therapy. You will learn how the ArcEquine increases the metabolic processes that are fundamental for facilitating pain management and tissue repair in your horse. The wide-ranging nature of Microcurrent Therapy will help you successfully manage your horse's needs, whether you're a 4* rider looking... Read More

Teenager wins Al Shira’aa Derby on first attempt

Posted: 24/06/2019

Irish rider Michael Pender won the Al Shira’aa Derby at Hickstead on Sunday (23 June), becoming the youngest ever winner in the 59-year history of this famous showjumping class. Marion Mould (1967 winner) and Michael Whitaker (1980) were both 20 years old when they won the Hickstead Derby, with Marion just a... Read More

American Welles holds off British challenge at Hickstead

Posted: 24/06/2019

American rider Julie Welles had her first ever Hickstead win today, claiming the honours in the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard. Riding the 10-year-old mare Ambra, Julie came out on top of a seven-strong jump-off. Crossing the finish in a time of 46.76sec, she was more than 1.6sec faster than her nearest rival,... Read More

Uvex Onyxx Glamour Junior Helmet

Posted: 24/06/2019

Add a touch of style to your riding look with the Onyxx Glamour helmet from Uvex. This child’s riding helmet offers a touch of sparkle with its fun design but essentially delivers on safety. Outstanding ventilation properties and a climate regulating interior make sure your head stays cool whatever the weather. The helmet... Read More

Meet Pranay Nama.....

Posted: 24/06/2019

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

Using the Warm-Up Wisely

Posted: 24/06/2019

Warming up at a competition is not the time to reinvent the wheel and knowing what you want to achieve will help you plan a productive warm-up. Here Harriet Morris-Baumber offers her advice on warming up during an event. To get the best out of your horse at a competition it’s important... Read More

Sprenger Duo Loose Ring Bit

Posted: 24/06/2019

Sprenger Duo bits are very gentle on the horse’s mouth. The mouthpiece is made of soft, flexible plastic which adapts to the horse’s mouth in an ideal way. The mouthpiece is reinforced with a steel cable to make it stable and to provide more security. Different from pure metal bits there is... Read More

Shane Breen cruises to victory

Posted: 24/06/2019

Ireland’s Shane Breen came out on top of the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial for the second year in a row – albeit with a different horse. Twelve months ago Shane took the title with Can Ya Makan, but this year it was Golden Hawk who swept to... Read More

Harriet speeds to second success

Posted: 24/06/2019

Harriet Nuttall saw off reigning champion Matthew Sampson to win the Science Supplements Speed Derby at Hickstead today (Saturday 22 June). Matt had been aiming for a third consecutive win with Topflight True Carlo, while Harriet was aiming to add a second win with Silver Lift, following... Read More

American Welles holds off British challenge at Hickstead

Posted: 21/06/2019

American rider Julie Welles had her first ever Hickstead win today, claiming the honours in the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard. Riding the 10-year-old mare Ambra, Julie came out on top of a seven-strong jump-off. Crossing the finish in a time of 46.76sec, she was more than 1.6sec faster than her nearest rival,... Read More

Bramham Win for Kitty King and Vendreti Biats

Posted: 20/06/2019

IT was a cool Kitty King and a stylish Vendreti Biats who took the honours at this year’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials. This was a first major win for Kitty at the Yorkshire event and the talented grey looked in superb condition. Kitty has been supported by Yorkshire-based TopSpec for many... Read More

Catch up with Bolesworth on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 20/06/2019

Want to catch up on this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show? Horse & Country is showcasing three fantastic competitions from the prestigious Cheshire venue. Highlights of the Equerry Grand Prix with its £90,000 total prize fund will be aired on Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm. The Theraplate UK CDI 3* Dressage... Read More

Poppy and Her Prince Dance to Success

Posted: 19/06/2019

With the 2019 outdoor season underway, the year has started well for Staffordshire-based Poppy Carter and her stunning show pony, Basford Black Prince with two championships to their name already. Photo: Basford Black Prince. Members Supreme Champion at BSPS Srea 2A, produced by Katy Carter, ridden by Poppy Carter and owned by... Read More

TopSpec Challenge for The Corinthian Cup

Posted: 19/06/2019

Now in its fifth year the National Restricted Novice Championship at The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing will once again be supported by TopSpec. The North Yorkshire-based company will have a trade stand at the event providing expert nutritional advice, offers and competitions. In 2018 The TopSpec Challenge for The Corinthian Cup... Read More

Let’s Move with Cavalor

Posted: 19/06/2019

Cavalor is currently running a fantastic offer on three of its leading healthcare products. The latest promotion is across supplements to assist with care and maintenance of the horse’s joints and muscles. Cavalor Arti Motion, formerly Arti Base helps to maintain healthy and flexible joints in all horses and ponies, whether going through... Read More

10 Great Nature Escapes From Ranch Rider

Posted: 19/06/2019

Science continues to prove that being in nature has benefits for our mental health, this evidence boosting the popularity of holidays where we are able to reconnect with the world around us. To ensure you stay positive this year, riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider has created a top ten list of... Read More

NEW EGO7 Aries Boots

Posted: 19/06/2019

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

New Cavallo Mara T-Shirt

Posted: 19/06/2019

Looking for a classic T-shirt to accompany your Spring/Summer wardrobe? The new Mara T-shirt from the Cavallo Spring/Summer collection is perfect. The traditional cut, round neck T-shirt is an easy to wear T-shirt no matter what the activity. Featuring a simple Cavallo logo design on the front, the Mara T-shirt is simply timeless. The... Read More

Funding Helps Happy Hooves to Expand Riding Therapy Sessions

Posted: 18/06/2019

Thanks to a £4,000 injection of funds, Happy Hooves Accessibility Mark Centre based in Penrith, Cumbria, has been able to increase the number of people that can benefit from its equine therapy course. The money allows the centre to provide access to horse riding to those in the community that wouldn’t normally... Read More

Königs Polo New Style

Posted: 18/06/2019

The Königs Polo New Style boots are made from box calf leather and are completely lined with a soft calf leather. Featuring a full length piped zip at the front, this makes the boots easy to put on and to take off. The New Style boots feature a buckle at the top of... Read More

easibed supports local Riding for the Disabled Centre

Posted: 18/06/2019

The latest Riding for the Disabled Association Centre (RDA) in Much Wenlock, Shropshire was formally opened by HRH Princess Anne this April. Many of the clients that use the facilities at the Centre along with supporters of the charity were able to meet HRH and watch demonstrations of Vaulting and Carriage Driving. easibed... Read More

High Performance from the Bucas Power Cooler

Posted: 18/06/2019

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

Veredus Honey Hoof

Posted: 18/06/2019

Veredus Honey Hoof is a hoof ointment made with honey. The particular mixture of which this Veredus Grease is made, gives the product special softening properties making the hoof more elastic and flexible. Honey is an excellent natural softener and gives the hoof extraordinary flexibility and elasticity, preventing cracks due to hard and... Read More

Round up from Equerry Bolesworth International Part III

Posted: 17/06/2019

Georgia Comes Up Trumps Again Georgia Tame opened the final day of this year's Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show by continuing her rich vein of form. The Sussex rider had already claimed one victory and a runner-up finish with Z7 Canya Dance, going into Sunday's AW Jenkinson Forest Products four-star 1.40metre... Read More

Round up from Equerry Bolesworth International Part II

Posted: 17/06/2019

Vintage Whitaker Performance at Bolesworth International John Whitaker turned back the clock and produced a vintage performance to win Saturday's feature four-star class at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. The 63-year-old Yorkshireman has collected 19 Olympic, World and European medals during a stellar career that has seen him land major... Read More

Full Round up from Equerry Bolesworth International Part I

Posted: 17/06/2019

Three Cheers for Bolesworth Puissance Holly Smith completed a remarkable puissance Grand Slam when she shared in a three-way tie for victory at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. British star Holly had already claimed puissance titles at the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse of the Year Show, London International Horse Show... Read More

Instagram’s most influential pony heads to Hartpury

Posted: 17/06/2019

Teddy the Shetland confirmed as “special guest” at this year’s NAF International Horse Trials. One of Instagram’s most influential ponies will head to this year’s event, taking place 7-11 August. Teddy the Shetland, a diminutive palomino with an enviable Instagram following of over 100,000, will attend this year’s NAF International Hartpury... Read More

Hartpury’s Showjumping Spectacular set to be biggest yet!

Posted: 17/06/2019

The third-running of Hartpury’s premier showjumping event returns bigger and better in 2019 with a fourth day of competition and show podcast. Entries are flooding in for the third running of the Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular, taking place 18-21 July. Building on the success of last year, organisers have added a fourth... Read More

Anna Ross set to headline Festival Gala Evening at Hartpury

Posted: 14/06/2019

International rider and trainer Anna Ross will headline the gala evening at this year’s Hartpury Festival of Dressage (3-7 July). The Saturday evening demo will form part of a busy and entertaining schedule including the NAF Superflex FEI CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Final and the Elite Stallions Young Horse PSG Final.... Read More

Countdown to five days of elegance, style & dancing horses!

Posted: 14/06/2019

Hartpury’s fabulous Festival of Dressage launches a summer of equestrian sport with five days of world-class competition. With just four weeks to go, preparations are well underway for the 2019 running of the Festival of Dressage. The show hails the start of a summer of equestrian sport at Hartpury, followed... Read More

Georgia Leads a British Clean Sweep at Bolesworth

Posted: 14/06/2019

Georgia Tame produced a winning start for Great Britain on day three of the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. Sussex rider Georgia triumphed in the AC Jackson-sponsored four-star class against the clock, leading a clean sweep of the top five places by British riders. Graham Babes and Glencoe had set... Read More

Al Shira'aa Derby line-up revealed

Posted: 14/06/2019

The entries are in for next week’s Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, with several strong contenders who are more than capable of keeping reigning champion William Funnell off the top spot. Having won the Al Shira’aa Derby 12 months ago, William is returning with Billy Buckingham in the hope of securing... Read More

Scintillating Dressage Double for Dujardin

Posted: 14/06/2019

Charlotte Dujardin delivered a scintillating dressage double on day two of the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. And it meant that she completed a clean sweep of the three major classes - adding grand prix special and freestyle success to her grand prix victory on Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after... Read More

Jumping Gets Underway at Bolesworth in Thrilling Fashion

Posted: 14/06/2019

Two-star jumping at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show began in thrilling fashion on Thursday. The 1.35metre two-phase competition saw the top three finishers separated by just four hundredths of a second. Dorset rider Yazmin Davis led for most of the class after clocking a time of 30.34 seconds with Zanbowa... Read More

Keith and his Lady Hit Top Form

Posted: 14/06/2019

Keith Shore ensured British success in the feature jumping class on day two of the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. Keith, who is based just 20 miles from Bolesworth, won the Bloomfields Horseboxes four-star two-phase competition on 11-year-old mare Iron Lady Van T Meulenhof. It was an outstanding victory from 46... Read More

World-Class Performance Secures Win for Gemma

Posted: 14/06/2019

Gemma Tattersall produced a blistering world-class performance to win the Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. Riding Santiago Bay, the Great Britain international star triumphed by a staggering eight-second margin over the course of showjumping and cross-country obstacles in Bolesworth's International Arena. The rest of a 19-strong... Read More

New Veredus Soundless Fly-Fringe

Posted: 14/06/2019

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

Statement from Sandra Murphy, CEO Equidiet (UK) Ltd

Posted: 13/06/2019

Statement from Sandra Murphy, CEO Equidiet (UK) Ltd Having had a very exciting and successful first phase (five years of intensive Market Research and Development), we at Equidiet (UK) Ltd have identified where our innovative Equine Nutritional Hydrotherapy concept sits in the industry; we have also had the opportunity to carry... Read More

PRINCESS ANNE OPENS NATIONAL RIDING FOR DISABLED CENTRE

Posted: 13/06/2019

The Princess Royal officially opened the first National Training Centre for Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in Warwickshire. Her Royal Highness Princess Anne is President of the RDA and a patron of the centre which will bring together, train and inspire the charity’s volunteers and coaches from almost 500 RDA centres... Read More

RDA Celebrates 50 Years at National Championships

Posted: 13/06/2019

The celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of RDA are set to be in full swing throughout the RDA National Championships which take place at Hartpury College in Gloucester on July 12 -14. RDA’s flagship annual event brings together hundreds of competitors of all abilities in events including carriage driving, Countryside Challenge,... Read More

British Horse Feeds Bramham results

Posted: 13/06/2019

British Horse Feed Title Goes to Ireland while Ingham is British Under 25 Champion It was a win for Ireland’s Cathal Daniels in the British Horse Feeds CCI-L4*, a well deserved and faultless performance led him to finish on his dressage score of 33.7 with the chestnut mare Rioghan Rua, owned and... Read More

Charlotte’s in Irresistible Form at Bolesworth International

Posted: 13/06/2019

Double Olympic dressage champion Charlotte Dujardin was in irresistible winning form on day one of the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. It proved another thrilling showcase performance from Charlotte and the exciting 10-year-old mare Mount St John Freestyle - a horse that could take her all the way to next year's Tokyo... Read More

Carl and Brioso Take Centre Stage at Bolesworth International

Posted: 13/06/2019

British dressage star Carl Hester brought the curtain down on day one at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show with a stylish victory. Gloucestershire-based Carl, one of the sport's biggest names, won the Intermediate 1 freestyle to music class, sponsored by British Dressage. Riding Brioso, a score of 78.520% saw him head up... Read More

Primrose Inspires World Horse Welfare Sculpture

Posted: 11/06/2019

Primrose, the little cremello cob mare who is being supported in her rehabilitation by leading nutrition company, Alltech, is the inspiration behind one of the maquettes going on display on World Horse Welfare’s World Horse Farm Trail. The four World Horse Welfare Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Norfolk, Aberdeenshire, Lancashire and Somerset... Read More

Luhmühlen - Live stream on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 11/06/2019

THIS year’s Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials looks set to be one of the best ever with leading riders from around the world competing for the top places on the winner’s podium. Running from June 13 to 16, subscribers to Horse & Country’s streaming service can view exclusive live streaming of all... Read More

Top line up for Cazenove Capital Bolesworth Eventing Grand Prix

Posted: 11/06/2019

A STELLAR cast heads to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show for what looks set to be a Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix to remember! Olympic rider Gemma Tattersall is just one of many eventing stars to head to Cheshire and is joined by leading Brits, Jeanette Brakewell, Louise Harwood, Ginny... Read More

TopSpec UlsaKind Cubes – Low Starch Formula

Posted: 10/06/2019

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

Popular speakers return to BETA International

Posted: 10/06/2019

Top-class presentations are the hallmark of BETA International and some of the very best speakers and personalities in the business are preparing to take to the podium once again in 2020. Back by popular demand are: Alastair Stewart – the ITV newscaster will take to the stage to host Talking Business, the... Read More

NEW LOOK FOR BADMINTON ORGANISING TEAM

Posted: 10/06/2019

Following Hugh Thomas’s retirement from the helm at Badminton Horse Trials, long term Assistant Director Jane Tuckwell will now step up to Event Director. She will be supported by Andrew Tucker, who will take up the new full time position of Commercial Director, while the experienced office and box office team... Read More

Hoof Care for the Summer Season with Cavalor

Posted: 10/06/2019

Cavalor has a range of products to promote healthy hooves especially important during the dry summer months and when the ground is hard. Cavalor PodoGuard hoof oil is a unique blend of nourishing and essential oils which penetrate deep into the hoof resulting in great hoof condition. Fluctuations in temperature and humidity between... Read More

World class showjumpers head to Bolesworth

Posted: 10/06/2019

World Class Show Jumpers Head to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show A FEAST of world class show jumping awaits visitors to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. And the ladies look set to give the men a run for their money across top class action from the Equerry Grand Prix, to... Read More

Haygain feature on sponsored rider Laura Tomlinson

Posted: 07/06/2019

British Olympic dressage gold medallist Laura Tomlinson is one of Haygain’s stable of sponsored riders with an incredible competition record and a stable full of beautiful future dressage stars. What’s more, her and her polo-playing husband Mark welcomed their third child into the world this January, so what better time to... Read More

The Airways and the Lungs – the forgotten organs

Posted: 06/06/2019

By the time a horse crosses the finish line in a five furlong race, has completed a Grand Prix show jumping round, or gone one sixth of the way round a 3 star cross country course, he will have moved somewhere around 1,800 litres of air in and out of the... Read More

The perfect day to Speak Out!

Posted: 06/06/2019

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is launching a national day of action as part of its award-winning Stamp Out Strangles campaign. A special Speak Out On Strangles Day will take place on Saturday 6th July, and the equestrian community is being urged to come together to show its support for fighting this prevalent,... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property June 2019

Posted: 06/06/2019

Wonderful opportunity to acquire a small equestrian yard including stable block, arena and about 9 acres located in a rural location on the southern outskirts of the popular village of Ditchling within the South Downs National Park. Superb direct access to the South Downs via a bridleway without crossing any... Read More

For a little ‘thank you’ – the Hooves & Love Mug!

Posted: 06/06/2019

The Hooves & Love Mug (£8.00) is a simple yet meaningful way to say ‘thank you’ or ‘thinking of you’ to a fellow equestrian. The slogan printed on this pretty ceramic mug is ‘Where there are hooves there is love’, something that will certainly ring true for horse lovers who know... Read More

Moveable (and swap-able!) saddle flaps

Posted: 06/06/2019

With the three different stirrup leather positions offered on each WOW Saddle, riders sometimes like to adjust the angle of the flap, to allow more room for the knee. The flap can easily be swung forward or back by undoing two bolts in the saddle channel. For even greater versatility, flaps... Read More

As seen at Royal Windsor - Harrington & Willoughby!

Posted: 06/06/2019

As seen at Royal Windsor - The sensational new Harrington & Willoughby footwear range. This month Buy yourself a stunning pair of premium Harrington and Willoughby boots and save the guilt with a fabulous free gift for your horse..... With three stunning paddock styles or two classic Chelsea styles in a... Read More

HorseHage & Mollichaff Sponsor BRC Championships

Posted: 06/06/2019

HorseHage & Mollichaff Sponsor BRC Intermediate Winter Championships 2020 HorseHage & Mollichaff, well-known for their range of high fibre forages, chaffs and complete feeds, are delighted to announce that they will be the new sponsor for the British Riding Clubs (BRC) Intermediate Winter Championships 2020. The championships will take place on... Read More

Hamburg Derby gives clues to Hickstead form

Posted: 05/06/2019

Germany’s Hamburg Derby took place last weekend, giving plenty of insight into horse and rider form ahead of Great Britain’s equivalent class – the Al Shira’aa Derby at Hickstead. The win went to German rider Nisse Lüneburg, with Ireland’s Shane Breen finishing in the runner-up spot with the talented Can Ya Makan.... Read More

Dressage Leading Lights head to Bolesworth

Posted: 05/06/2019

Dressage Leading Lights Hot Foot it to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show Major British and continental dressage stars are heading to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. The show is set to host a number of prestigious Dressage Viewing Trials for the Young Dressage Horse World Championships as well as the... Read More

Equitop Sponsor the Bolesworth Young Horse Championships

Posted: 04/06/2019

WITH just weeks to go until the exciting new Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show, plans are in the final stages, and entries are now officially open. The Bolesworth team are delighted to announce new title sponsorship from Equitop for the event which is being held in Cheshire for the first time. FEI... Read More

Countryside & Equestrian Blog Awards

Posted: 04/06/2019

The Countryside & Equestrian Blog Awards Return With New Name & Exciting New Developments The Country Style & Equestrian Blogger Of The Year Awards (CS&E Awards) will take on an exciting new direction this year with new award titles, categories and a definitive split between the two sectors. The move comes as blogger... Read More

Fast and Furious it’s a ‘MUST WATCH’

Posted: 04/06/2019

The Equerry Bolesworth International - Porsche Ride & Drive LAST year’s fast and furious Ride & Drive at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show proved a sure fire hit with competitors, celebrities and the early evening ringside spectators alike. And this new the class has a super-charged energy thanks to sponsorship from Porsche... Read More

Veredus Bio Repel Spray

Posted: 03/06/2019

Veredus Bio Repel Spray is a natural summer spray that is an effective defence for horses against flies, mosquitoes, midges and insects. The fly repellent ingredients of citronella, geranium and cinnamon create a protective layer over the horse's coat to help discourage flies. The balanced formula allows for frequent use to renew protection. Veredus... Read More

Aircon On The Move

Posted: 03/06/2019

Don't let your competition wear let you down as temperatures start to rise. The Equetech collection of competition shirts celebrates innovation with a fashionable take on technical fabrics. Equetech Alexa Competition Shirt This good-looking new addition is styled in a technical stretch fabric with a pretty sheer grey pinstripe pattern to back... Read More

Equerry Veteran Mix

Posted: 03/06/2019

Equerry Veteran Mix is specially designed for elderly horses and ponies that need to gain weight and condition. Maintaining condition and nutrient absorption are two of the difficulties faced by most veterans, so making the right choice of feed is vital. Formulated with high levels of protein to promote muscle tone... Read More

Ideal feed balancer for summer months

Posted: 03/06/2019

TopSpec Senior Lite Feed Balancer – Ideal for the Summer Months TopSpec Senior Lite Feed Balancer is designed for elderly horses that are prone to weight gain. It combines the benefits of a low-calorie feed balancer and a joint supplement, in a highly cost-effective way. Senior Lite Feed Balancer is formulated without cereal... Read More

The Search for the Bespoke Dressage Saddle

Posted: 03/06/2019

In the world of dressage riders need to feel close to the horse helping to keep them in a rhythmic balance as they glide around the arena. When looking for a new dressage saddle, fit for the horse is crucial and everything that can help the rider to achieve the correct balance... Read More

New Slim Bit Line from Sprenger

Posted: 03/06/2019

Sprenger has launched the new Slim Bit Line, offering a wider range of bits in a thickness of 12mm. The new Slim Bit Line from Sprenger includes the KK Ultra Slim Bit, the Novocontact Double Jointed Loose Ring, Novocontact Single Jointed Loose Ring and the Max Control with locking mechanism bit. These bits... Read More

Online business support stepped up for diversifying farm business

Posted: 30/05/2019

Hannah Moule, Founder of The Business Barn (left), Rosie Hopkins, Business Manager (right). The UK’s leading online rural business resource has stepped up a gear in a bid to further help inspire and inform rural business owners and diversifying farmers. The Business Barn, initially launched in January 2018, has undergone a total redevelopment,... Read More

Music Dance & Evening Fun at Bolesworth International!

Posted: 30/05/2019

IT may be the big red wall that draws you to Cheshire or the likes of dressage legends Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin but when world class equestrian sport draws to a close at Bolesworth International – that’s when the party really begins! A host of evening entertainment is set to light... Read More

New Pegasus jewellery

Posted: 30/05/2019

Pegasus Jewellery give an elegant best-seller an Instagram-worthy update with stunning rose gold Give your summer style a fashionable rose gold update this year with the latest addition to the Pegasus Jewellery collection. Pegasus have created a range of beautiful equestrian jewellery that not only helps horse lovers show off their dedication... Read More

Choosy Eaters – Think About Your Grass Seed

Posted: 30/05/2019

Horses are picky eaters. Offer them a paddock with a good covering of grass all over and for no apparent reason they’ll still pick and choose between different areas. It is therefore important to ensure that any area used primarily for grazing horses should be seeded at a high rate, with plenty... Read More

First Aid Advice for Summer

Posted: 30/05/2019

Most horse owners can’t wait for summer, the long leisurely rides, light nights and weekends competing are the reason why we have a horse. To ensure you make the most of the best months of the year, follow a few simple rules to help prevent injuries and ailments and stop them... Read More

Suregrow Sponsor the Kidney Pond at Bramham International

Posted: 30/05/2019

Suregrow are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Kidney Pond at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials. Specialising in the care of grassland for horses and ponies Suregrow has a range of products including fertilisers and grass seeds specifically selected for horse and pony paddocks. Bramham International Horse Trials takes place from... Read More

Königs Favorit Boots – Perfect All-Rounders

Posted: 30/05/2019

The Königs Favorit is the perfect boot for the young rider and for daily training - a great all-rounder boot. The boots are elegant and timeless with the durability and quality you would expect from Königs. Popular boots for daily use or at competitions, made of box calf and completely lined with calf-leather,... Read More

Veterinary Gamgee from Robinson Animal Healthcare

Posted: 30/05/2019

Veterinary Gamgee® is a veterinary version of the original Gamgee® which Robinson Healthcare began manufacturing in 1885. An ideal addition to any first aid kit, Veterinary Gamgee® is used to promote wound healing by insulating, cushioning and protecting wounds from external trauma. Veterinary Gamgee® consists of a thick layer of superior quality, highly... Read More

Leading Event Riders to Tackle Bolesworth Eventing Grand Prix

Posted: 30/05/2019

World Number One event rider, Oliver Townend heads a stellar cast of the country’s very best competitors set to take part in the Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix held at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show. With Captain Mark Phillips confirmed to build at what is now a three-leg Eventing Grand Prix... Read More

Veredus Olympus Tendon Boots

Posted: 30/05/2019

The Veredus Olympus Tendon Boots are flexible, durable and extremely protective which is ideal for jumping. These innovative tendon boots are characterised by an anatomical shape that guarantees the maximum comfort and perfect positioning on the horse’s limb. The Eva foam pad inserted in the shell provides maximum protection for the flexor... Read More

Sprenger Launch New Flexcite Stirrup Grips

Posted: 30/05/2019

Sprenger has launched new Flexcite Stirrup Grips – a stainless steel pad for superior grip that fits into the Flexcite Stirrup The Flexcite Grip helps provide perfect balance to set your leg in the correct position whatever the discipline. Shock-absorbing and gentle to ligaments and joints, the grip supports the release of the... Read More

Perfect going guaranteed in brand-new Equine America Ring Three

Posted: 30/05/2019

One of the All England Jumping Course’s eight rings has been given a major makeover ahead of this year’s international shows. The Equine America Ring Three has been transformed from a grass ring to a state-of-the-art vast all-weather arena, measuring 65m x 127m. It has the same Andrews Bowen surface as used... Read More

A Shared Passion Helping Disabled Riders

Posted: 30/05/2019

In the 50th anniversary year of RDA, the opportunities available to disabled riders are now much more varied than when the charity first began five decades ago. Two Kent-based centres that are working together to complement each other perfectly are Chalkdown RDA and Smarden Therapeutic Stables, which is an Accessibility Mark accredited... Read More

ComfortStall flooring from Haygain

Posted: 30/05/2019

Upscale your stable flooring for mulitple horse and human health benefits with ComfortStall from Haygain Now that the days are longer and nights are warmer, horses can be turned out for longer and it is the ideal time to make any changes to your stabling that can be impossible to implement in... Read More

Equestrian property for sale in beautiful Girona, Spain!

Posted: 19/06/2019

Country Property with 5 acres of Land, 4 Bedroom Main House and Independent Guest Cottage. Ideal for any equestrian enterprise, or a self-sufficient family life-style. Close to local towns, airport, PGA Golf and coastal resorts. Price £560,000 Standing in 5 acres with arable fields, shady woods, well established gardens with... Read More

LiveStream Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials Exclusively on H&C!

Posted: 29/05/2019

THIS year’s Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials looks set to be one of the best ever with leading riders from around the world competing for the top places on the winner’s podium. Running from June 13 to 16, subscribers to Horse & Country’s streaming service can view exclusive live streaming of all phases... Read More

Luxurious & elegant cashmere cover ups from Caroline Nicholls

Posted: 29/05/2019

Caroline Nicholls has forged a strong reputation for crafting luxurious accessories for countryside ladies, from her bespoke occasion hats to the classic feather-adorned fedora. Her collection also includes a range of stylish cover ups that are perfect for ensuring you stay warm and comfortable at all manner of events this summer... Read More

Emile Faurie to deliver the Dressage Masterclass at HOYS 2019

Posted: 29/05/2019

The Dressage Masterclass at Horse of the Year Show is a firm favourite amongst fans and has seen advice and training tips shared from the likes of four-time Olympian Richard Davison, Olympic Gold Medallist Charlotte Dujardin and her trainer and fellow team rider, Carl Hester. For 2019, top international dressage rider,... Read More

Derby House NEW Rug Supplier for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 29/05/2019

Every Champion at Horse of the Year Show deserves to be adorned in sashes, rosettes and a beautiful quality HOYS branded Champion rug to revel in the glory and remember the moment for years to come. For HOYS 2019, we are delighted to announce that Derby House will be the new... Read More

It’s a girl!: Name A New Western Foal…

Posted: 24/05/2019

On Tuesday 21 May at 11.15pm, Friday (registered name “Dun Good On Friday”) an Appaloosa who was born and raised on Idaho’s Western Pleasure Guest Ranch gave birth to a filly - a long-legged palomino with tiny white spots on her rump and the facial marking of a star. UK tour... Read More

I’Anson to Invest £12m in Major New Production Facility

Posted: 24/05/2019

Biggest single investment in company’s history is foundation of ‘2020 Vision’ Leading animal feed manufacturer, I’Anson Brothers Ltd, has today unveiled plans to build a new production facility, as part of its 2020 Vision to deliver a sustainable future for the business. The business is also well known in the equestrian industry... Read More

New Covalliero Lani Competition Shirt

Posted: 24/05/2019

The new Lani Competition Shirt from Covalliero is a sporty, slim fit shirt perfect for the competition look. The breathable, fast drying material wicks away sweat and creates a balanced temperature making it the perfect top for wearing under a jacket when competing. Thanks to the high rise collar with zip-fastener this... Read More

Fantastic Offer from Equipe Saddles

Posted: 24/05/2019

Leading Italian saddlery brand, Equipe is giving away a Cavallo Bale gilet with each saddle purchase in its latest promotion. Equipe represents quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, and each saddle is manufactured to satisfy the demands of both the rider and the horse in each equestrian discipline. Combining its vocation for... Read More

The TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show is BACK!

Posted: 24/05/2019

NOW entering its fifth year, the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show is set to be bigger and better than ever following last year’s huge success. Now a major part of the city’s sporting calendar, the show has come of age and is not to be missed during the festive season... Read More

High Standard of Presentations at Alltech-Hartpury Conference

Posted: 23/05/2019

The ninth Alltech-Hartpury Equine Student Conference took place at Hartpury University, Gloucester, with around 100 delegates attending, representing more than fifteen colleges and universities from the UK and Europe. Aimed at higher education students, the annual conference provides students with experience of writing and submitting an abstract, going through the review and... Read More

WIN an Arc Equine Consumables kit and branded Saddle Pad

Posted: 23/05/2019

Time is running out to win a limited edition ArcEquine Saddle Cloth by Premier Equine and an ArcEquine Consumables Kit worth £120! Manage pain, accelerate recovery from injury and maintain peak physical fitness in your horse! Experience complete pain management and tissue repair at the push of a button with... Read More

REGISTRATION CLOSES IN 5 DAYS! FREE CPD with Arc Equine

Posted: 23/05/2019

REGISTRATION CLOSES IN 5 DAYS! Don’t miss out on this FREE CPD accredited course! “An Introduction to Microcurrent Therapy” is a course that will lay the foundation for understanding the exciting advances in this cutting-edge treatment. It’s a great opportunity to network over refreshments and is open to all Equine... Read More

Brand new and beautiful grooming brushes from Hooves & Love

Posted: 23/05/2019

Luxury equestrian gifting company Hooves & Love is delighted to announce the latest addition to its range of hand-packaged gift boxes for horse lovers - a collection of beautiful brushes and grooming products for keeping four-legged friends in tip-top condition. Most horse lovers live and breathe their equine companions so what... Read More

Fleck Lunge Whip Woven in Nylon

Posted: 22/05/2019

The Fleck Lunge Whip Woven in Nylon is a classic lunge whip with detachable lash and swivel. The woven nylon cover extends the life of the whip helping it to last longer and hold off wear and tear. Designed with an ERGO-Grip handle, for comfort and security, Fleck Whips are created using the... Read More

Maria Eilberg success at Addington

Posted: 22/05/2019

Maria Eilberg Wins Cavalor Inter II Premier League at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre Maria Eilberg, dressage star has qualified for the prestigious British Dressage National Championships. Professional dressage rider Maria Eilberg and Royal Concert took the Cavalor Inter II Premier League title with a fantastic score of 71.53% at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre. Maria... Read More

Managing Arthritis in Horses with Microcurrent Therapy

Posted: 22/05/2019

It goes without saying that over time, a horse’s body will start to naturally decline. Although arthritis is associated with older horses, the disease can affect horses of any age due to joint wear and tear. While some injuries can occur suddenly it’s very often repetitive movements, especially those common in... Read More

Meet the ‘50 Faces’ Breaking Down Barriers

Posted: 22/05/2019

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is celebrating 50 years of achievement, therapy and fun through horses with a stunning online collection of portraits and stories from all over the UK. Designed to challenge preconceptions about disability, volunteering and the world of horses, ’50 faces’ is a celebration of the brilliant, fearless... Read More

New Men’s Covalliero Nelio Polo Shirt

Posted: 21/05/2019

Covalliero’s new men’s Nelio Polo Shirt is a sporty cut polo shirt perfect for the warmer days. The elastic cotton fabric allows the shirt to move with you, whether you are going about your daily activities or whilst riding, it is super comfortable. The colour scheme can be layered up with the Covalliero’s... Read More

Cavalor FlyLess Insect Repellent

Posted: 21/05/2019

Cavalor FlyLess is a highly effective insect repellent spray created to protect horse and rider against horseflies, flies, mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. The pleasant fragrance will make sure you can enjoy your summer ride in contentment and make sure your horse and pony is relaxed when out in the fields or... Read More

Allana Clutterbuck Takes the Suregrow Grand Prix at Royal Windsor

Posted: 21/05/2019

Essex-based Allana Clutterbuck secured the Suregrow Grand Prix at the Royal Windsor Horse Show after a superb effort riding Vykinbay. The 10-year-old Vykinbay and Allana took the title with an impressive clear round in a time of 36.69 seconds. Allana has been riding Vykinbay for a year and they have quickly formed a... Read More

Amerigo Saddle Purchase Offer

Posted: 21/05/2019

Well known for their saddles of distinction Amerigo is offering a free saddlecloth from Evolution Horse with each Amerigo saddle bought. Amerigo is best known for its scientific approach considering the needs of both horse and rider. The brands high quality, refined materials and bespoke manufacture are the main values that have been... Read More

Alltech and Rossdales Vets in new initiative

Posted: 20/05/2019

Alltech and Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons join forces to highlight the impact of Mycotoxins on horses Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons in Newmarket has formed an innovative partnership with leading animal nutrition company Alltech to raise awareness and provide a comprehensive solution to the much-underestimated problem of mycotoxins in horses. Following a surge in the number... Read More

Horse of the Year Show announce Charity of the Year for 2019

Posted: 17/05/2019

It is with great privilege to announce that The Centaurus Trust has been chosen to be the Official Charity of the Year for Horse of the Year Show 2019. The Centaurus Trust works in partnership with Equine Learning CIC to provide therapeutic horsemanship opportunities to disabled and disadvantaged adults, young people... Read More

Legging loveliness from JustJodz

Posted: 17/05/2019

Legging loveliness from JustJodz for cool and comfortable summer riding JustJodz offer fun and bright riding clothing with a truly affordable price tag, perfect for riders looking for durable, quality jodhpurs, breeches and leggings that won’t break the bank. Their light but tough Riding Leggings are the perfect choice to pull on... Read More

JFC Agri charity challenge

Posted: 17/05/2019

JFC Agri choose Mental Health Awareness Month to launch boldest cycling challenge yet. Intrepid staff at Oswestry agricultural suppliers JFC Agri are once again pulling on their lycra as they launch a second marathon cycle ride raising funds for RABI and RDA in August. Last year the team completed the ride all... Read More

Dengie introduce certified carbon-neutral recyclable packaging

Posted: 16/05/2019

Dengie are proud to announce that they have introduced carbon-neutral packaging for the first time. Following extensive trials and development work over the last few years, the sustainable raw material used to make the packaging, that is derived from sugar cane, has been certified as carbon neutral by the Carbon... Read More

Haygain becomes venue sponsor for Wellington Riding

Posted: 16/05/2019

Haygain announced as a venue sponsor for Wellington Riding as they host the British Dressage Premier League 2019 Innovative horse health company Haygain is delighted to be announced as the venue sponsor for the Premier League Advanced Medium 98 at the British Dressage Premier League at Wellington Riding. The event is set... Read More

Tapping into the Therapeutic Benefits of Riding

Posted: 16/05/2019

Tapping into the Therapeutic Benefits of Riding with Accessibility Mark Barnfields Riding Stables based in Chingford, London is looking forward to welcoming more disabled riders to take to the saddle, thanks to Accessibility Mark. Located near the popular horse riding locations of High Beach and Epping Forest, Barnfields Riding Stables offer lessons to... Read More

Brand New Horsemanship Series on Horse & Country

Posted: 16/05/2019

WANT to improve your horsemanship skills and learn from a trainer well-known for her empathy with both horse and rider? Series Two of ‘Annemarie: Listening to Horses’ on Horse & Country will see Dutch trainer, Annemarie van der Toorn working with riders and their horses, helping them with a wide range of... Read More

Pegasus Jewellery launch gorgeous new Vitality bracelet

Posted: 14/05/2019

Pegasus Jewellery’s Vitality collection of magnetic therapy jewellery has proven to be incredibly popular around the world, with customers as far afield as Australia enjoying the health-boosting benefits it delivers. Brand-new for Spring 2019, the Rose Gold Vitality Bracelet (£25.00) combines the sleek black silicon ‘little band of miracle’ Vitality bracelet... Read More

New Cavallo Marnie Sweat Jacket

Posted: 14/05/2019

The new Marnie sweat jacket from the Cavallo Spring/Summer Collection is a super stylish everyday item perfect for both at the stables and for every day wear. A decorative Cavallo embossing with luxury print design adds a touch of style to the go to hoody. The lined hood provides quality to the garment. The... Read More

Sprenger Turnado Bits – For Perfect Communication

Posted: 14/05/2019

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

Cavallo Maddox Polo Shirt

Posted: 14/05/2019

The Cavallo Maddox Polo Shirt is both functional and stylish, the perfect addition to a Spring/Summer wardrobe. Contrasting stripes on the collar and cuffs combined with contrasting buttons and placket adds style to the versatile polo shirt. It’s available in a range of colours including Lipstick, Twilight and Dark Blue in sizes... Read More

Veredus Launch Exciting New Watches

Posted: 14/05/2019

Veredus has launched two new exciting products this season with the arrival of stylish men’s and women’s watches from this contemporary label. The watches are designed with the highest detail and a touch of glamour, with both timeless pieces complementing any look. Featuring a Swiss movement the watches are made to the... Read More

Make it a Weekend to Remember at Bolesworth International

Posted: 13/05/2019

As the countdown to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show gets underway don’t forget there’s a great range of accommodation options available to make the most of the event. This amazing four-star level show-jumping and three-star level dressage spectacular takes place in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire from... Read More

Post Badminton Q & A with Georgie Spence

Posted: 10/05/2019

Georgie Spence on her plans post-Badminton, her aims for the future and explains why Haygain helps give her the competitive edge Haygain sponsored event rider Georgie Spence is fresh from another Badminton Horse Trials completion with one of her leading rides, so it seemed like a good chance to check in with... Read More

Day two at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Posted: 10/05/2019

DUJARDIN SHINES ON DAY TWO OF ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT Day two of CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show marked the start of the international competitions with the CDI4* FEI Dressage – The Al Shira'aa Grand Prix proving to be the star attraction. Spectators were also treated... Read More

Newmarket - The perfect day out for horse lovers!

Posted: 09/05/2019

For horse lovers, a visit to Newmarket is a must! It is the opportunity to take in a town that holds the unique distinction of being the Home of Horseracing. Every morning a spectacle unfolds as the town’s 3,000 equine residents go about their business on the famed training grounds. A... Read More

Healing hands for horses

Posted: 09/05/2019

Photo - Phoebe Dannatt and Amy Burr at Moreton Morrell College If you’re dotty about dogs or potty about ponies, then a career as a veterinary physiotherapist could be the life for you! Vet physios help our four-legged friends in the treatment or long-term management of many musculoskeletal or neurological injuries and... Read More

MUSCLING YOUR HORSE UP – Dr David Marlin

Posted: 09/05/2019

BASIC RULES RULE 1 – Your horse must be in regular work to build muscle RULE 2 – The work must be hard enough to induce the muscles to adapt Even anabolic steroids will not build muscle if the work is not frequent or demanding enough. INTERESTING FACT – Horse muscle contains more leucine and... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property May 2019

Posted: 09/05/2019

AN OUTSTANDING EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY set in approximately 36 acres (STS) of paddocks and mature private grounds and in a stunning position in the Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty enjoying peace and tranquillity with superb views to the west, having the benefit of a flood-lit Manège, 9 stables, tack room,... Read More

Learning about Liability with Shearwater Insurance

Posted: 09/05/2019

We know Liability Insurance is not something that is glamorous, or something that people want to spend their time researching, however it is something that is incredibly important and can help protect you, when you need it the most. There are a variety of Liability Insurances available to help protect you,... Read More

Legendary Ramiro B Continues to Make Impact

Posted: 09/05/2019

THE legendary stallion, Ramiro B continues to make a huge impact on the equestrian world despite passing away at the end of last year. Oliver Townend, the world number one, made history at the Land Rover Kentucky Horse Trials after returning to this year’s event with the Ramiro B sired, Cooley Master... Read More

Watch Royal Windsor Horse Show on Horse & Country

Posted: 09/05/2019

World renowned as one of the highlights of the year, Royal Windsor Horse Show is to be showcased on Horse & Country. Viewers will be able to catch up on a host of classes and competitions, with some of the world’s best riders fighting it out for the leading awards. The extensive coverage... Read More

The British Palomino Society National Championships

Posted: 07/05/2019

Make it a Date! THE annual British Palomino Society National Championships for Palominos and Cream Dilutes at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern – is one event not to miss – save the date July 13 and 14. This year will be the society’s 45th consecutive year of running this prestigious show which is... Read More

Uvex Ventraxion Riding Gloves Now Available in White

Posted: 07/05/2019

The Uvex Ventraxion Riding Glove is now available in a smart new white colour. The gloves are an innovative design that perfectly adapts itself to the rider’s hand, thanks to a cut specifically developed by Uvex and the new soft-touch material. Being multidimensional, the gloves benefit from being flexible while being breathable and... Read More

RWHS Live announced

Posted: 07/05/2019

‘RWHS LIVE’ ANNOUNCED, FEATURING FASCINATING TALKS AND INSPIRING PERFORMANCES FROM FAN-FAVOURITES AND WORLD-RENOWNED RIDERS From 8-12 May 2019, CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show is delighted to announce the Show’s first-ever live zone, known as ‘RWHS Live’, featuring equestrian stars and activities bound to keep visitors entertained. The zone will be situated... Read More

William Funnell could make history at Hickstead

Posted: 07/05/2019

Surrey-based international showjumper William Funnell could set a new record this summer as he bids to become the first rider to win the Al Shira’aa Derby five times. William Funnell and Billy Buckingham come down the Hickstead Derby Bank in the 2018 Al Shira'aa Derby (c) Nigel Goddard Funnell secured a hat-trick of... Read More

New Three-Leg Eventing course for Bolesworth

Posted: 03/05/2019

Captain Mark Phillips To Build At Exciting New Three-Leg Eventing Grand Prix Series Captain Mark Phillips, one of the world’s leading cross-country course designers, has been confirmed to build at a new three-leg Eventing Grand Prix series. Notable for course-designing at Burghley Horse Trials for the last 13 years, Capt Phillips will be... Read More

BEST OF BRITISH EQUESTRIAN DISPLAYS AT RWHS PAGEANT

Posted: 03/05/2019

The best of British equestrian displays will perform at The Pageant on the evenings of 9, 10 & 11 May, joining a host of exciting international acts. Taking place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, the performers and their equine companions will arrive from all over the country to commemorate... Read More

The Princess Royal launches new RDA Tartan

Posted: 02/05/2019

HRH Princess Anne Launches 50th Anniversary Tartan for Riding for the Disabled Association in Scotland A new tartan has been produced by Lachcarron of Scotland in celebration of 50 years of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) providing therapy through horses. The tartan was launched at an anniversary event in Edinburgh by RDA... Read More

Equus Overreach Boots from Abbey England

Posted: 02/05/2019

Overreach boots are designed to protect a horse from possibly losing a shoe or, worse, from injuring himself when the hind leg 'over reaches' the front leg when he's ridden, turned out or even travelling to an event. Putting on overreach boots will prevent this from happening. The Equus... Read More

New EGO7 Libra Paddock Boots

Posted: 02/05/2019

The Libra Paddock Boots are a must have. The full-grain leather boot includes a top quality rear zipper, smart leather patchwork and double seams along the stress lines to guarantee superior durability. The double stitched toe cap ensures an elegant style and extra freedom of movement. An efficient breathable elastic panel adds extra... Read More

Amerigo Protector Dressage Girth

Posted: 02/05/2019

The Amerigo Protector Dressage Girth is a revolutionary girth. When fastened, the pressure from the girth is directed onto the horse’s sternum, which is less sensitive to pressure, making it extremely comfortable for the horse. The special shape and innovative use of materials protects the delicate area around the elbow. This girth... Read More

Stress Free Event Preparation

Posted: 02/05/2019

A day’s eventing usually coincides with a very early start, so if you are not prepared in advance you can end up arriving at the venue flustered and not in the best frame of mind to complete your dressage test. Event rider and trainer Harriet Morris-Baumber is used to ridiculously early mornings,... Read More

What to look for in a second hand saddle

Posted: 02/05/2019

Second Hand or New? What are the Options? So you’ve invested in your exciting new horse but the owner wants to keep its saddle – what are the options to consider? Without doubt the most important aspect is that whether you have the budget for a new saddle or only for a... Read More

Fertilising Paddocks for Healthy Growth

Posted: 02/05/2019

As the warmth of spring is upon us, paddocks may look overgrazed, poached or dry after the hard winter months. It is important at this time of year we give our paddocks some much needed nutrients and maintenance to maximise the grass growth and to help ensure good quality grass for your... Read More

The Foundation Of Fabulousness!

Posted: 01/05/2019

Fashion experts say that 'underwear is the foundation of your outfit' but for equestrians, it’s also about having support and comfort in the saddle. The Equetech Equestrian Underwear Collection is designed and made here in the UK and brings together function and performance to your undergarments you help you keep... Read More

JFC Equine & AGMA announce official distribution for UK & Ireland

Posted: 01/05/2019

JFC Equine are pleased to announce that AGMA have officially appointed them as a distributor to the trade for UK and Ireland of their equine range. With JFC’s existing route to market in place it allows stockists instant access to the full Stablemate by AGMA range consisting of Stable Cleanse, Equaroma,... Read More

Accessibility Mark & RDA Help Kitty Achieve Her Goals!

Posted: 01/05/2019

12-year-old Kitty Scarboro has loved horses all her life, first sitting on a horse at six months old during a equine therapy session.Kitty, from Battle, East Sussex, was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means that it affects all the muscles in her body. A wheelchair user, she also struggles with... Read More

Omega Equine All Star Academy Returns to H & C TV!

Posted: 29/04/2019

THE ‘must watch’ programme of the year on Horse & Country – the Omega Equine All Star Academy – had viewers crying, laughing and wanting more! Well here it is in the brand new, seven part series – All Stars: Return to Talland – which premieres on Sunday, May 5. The series... Read More

Amerigo Has a King on the Team

Posted: 28/04/2019

Well known eventing legend Mary King has secured a new sponsor thanks to support from leading Italian saddlery brand Amerigo. Mary remains an icon in the world of eventing and has achieved a plethora of titles including six gold medals at the World and European Championships, won the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials... Read More

Primrose Safely Delivers Gorgeous Colt Foal

Posted: 28/04/2019

Alltech and the team at World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset, are excited to announce the arrival of a new colt foal, born to Primrose, who was rescued from an abandoned herd, suffering from severe photosensitivity. The little cremello cob mare, who is being supported by Alltech, safely delivered the... Read More

The Elite Force this Season

Posted: 28/04/2019

Does your horse find the competition season stressful? Regardless of how talented your horse is at your chosen discipline, for some horses there are many different factors associated with a competition lifestyle that can increase anxiety levels. Horses in high intensity suffer from stress as a result of their demanding life, travelling,... Read More

Airway Inflammation related study review from Haygain

Posted: 28/04/2019

Haygain examine the findings of a recent study that has found horses bedded on straw or fed dry hay are more likely to suffer from lower airway inflammation. A 3-year study of over 700 horses has discovered that the type of bedding and forage that a horse is exposed to has a... Read More

Riders to run rings round Hickstead in memory of Tim Stockdale

Posted: 26/04/2019

A brand-new charity run will take place on the Saturday night of the Longines Royal International Horse Show (27 July 2019), to raise money for the Tim Stockdale Foundation. #10forTim will see teams of up to 10 people take part in a relay run on the perimeter road... Read More

Hooves & Love’s perfect present for a little ‘thank you’

Posted: 26/04/2019

The Hooves & Love Mug (£8.00) is a simple yet meaningful way to say ‘thank you’ or ‘thinking of you’ to a fellow equestrian. The slogan printed on this pretty ceramic mug is ‘Where there are hooves there is love’, something that will certainly ring true for horse lovers who know... Read More

Innovative stirrup launched in UK market

Posted: 09/05/2019

First Thought Equine Limited, best known for WOW Saddles, is delighted to announce that they have been appointed sole UK distributors for the truly innovative Rid’Up stirrup. The stirrup is a crucial component in ensuring rider security, safety, comfort and effectiveness; the Rid’Up stirrup addresses all these functions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk9Bv8UVVCk The outstanding feature is... Read More

William Fox-Pitt Demo! Only on Horse & Country TV!

Posted: 25/04/2019

EVENTING maestro, William Fox-Pitt celebrated his 50th year by holding a very special demonstration at Hartpury College earlier this spring. And to mark the occasion the Horse & Country team were alongside to capture all the action on camera. The result? A fascinating two part masterclass featuring two hour-long programmes - one... Read More

Online retailer with a difference

Posted: 24/04/2019

Samberwill Equestrian is an online equestrian retailer with a difference. It was founded in 2017 by sister double act Suzanne and Hazel. The ladies set out with a mission of stocking beautiful equestrian items at affordable prices and today they are achieving just that. After two successful and growing years of trading,... Read More

Veredus Sanix

Posted: 24/04/2019

Veredus Sanix is anti-dandruff and anti-itch lotion for manes and tails. The lotion is specially formulated to restore the horse’s hair roots back to their normal condition and ease the symptoms of sweet itch. It helps to eliminate itchiness, therefore relieving the need for the horse to rub their mane or tail. Veredus Sanix... Read More

New Veredus Saddlecloth

Posted: 24/04/2019

The new Veredus Microfibre Jumping Saddlecloth not only looks smart and stylish but also offers the latest in ‘wick-away’ moisture technology. This cleverly designed saddlecloth includes the Veredus logo and comes in a range of colours to suit all occasions whether training at home or out competing. The Veredus Microfibre Jumping Saddlecloth is... Read More

New Men’s Covalliero Techno Breeches

Posted: 24/04/2019

The new Men’s Techno Breeches by Covalliero provide an appealing look and are super comfortable. Made from micro-fibres and cotton, the breeches are practical and comfortable for riding and going about daily activities on the yard. The high quality breeches are equipped with a full trim made of stretchable textile leather. The leg cuff... Read More

CHI Royal Windsor Show Line-up

Posted: 24/04/2019

CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW UNVEILS ALL-STAR INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP, FEATURING 15 OF THE WORLD’S TOP 20 SHOW JUMPERS CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show welcomes the world’s best horses and athletes from 8-12 May 2019. The Show will play host to elite equestrian competition across four FEI equestrian disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage,... Read More

Carl Hester and Peter Storr Team Up for Masterclass

Posted: 24/04/2019

Dressage legends Carl Hester and Peter Storr will bring together their many years of experience for an exclusive masterclass at this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show which takes place June 12 to 16 - at the stunning Bolesworth Castle. Following his hugely successful demonstrations over the last two years, Carl has... Read More

New Covalliero Riding Detroit Mod. 2019 Breeches

Posted: 24/04/2019

The new ladies Detroit Mod. 2019 Riding Breeches from Covalliero are the ideal all-season riding breeches. The material of the breeches ensures optimal skin temperature being climate regulating and breathable, perfect for all levels of riding or going about daily activities on the yard. Made from special fibres ensuring excellent shape stability for... Read More

Stoneleigh entries now open

Posted: 24/04/2019

Entries are NOW OPEN for the British Showjumping National Championships & Stoneleigh Horse Show 2019 Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that entries for the British Showjumping National Championships (BSNC) & Stoneleigh Horse Show (SHS) at NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire are now open. The schedule is live and available for download for... Read More

Science Supplements® sign on the line with Hickstead

Posted: 18/04/2019

The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead has welcomed Science Supplements® as a major new sponsor for the 2019 season. The award-winning equine supplements company has been named as the title sponsor of the All England Jumping Championships in September, including the £6,000 Science Supplements All England Grand Prix on the final... Read More

Tune in to the Kentucky Five-Star only on Horse & Country

Posted: 17/04/2019

With the best of British riders heading to the prestigious Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event here’s your chance to watch the action thanks to Horse & Country. Running from April 25 to 28, Horse & Country has exclusive live streaming of all phases from Kentucky which this time round will see British... Read More

New Cavallo Caro Grip Breeches

Posted: 17/04/2019

The new Cavallo Caro Grip Breeches are super fashionable and provide a stylish denim look. The breeches benefit from a Cavagrip® PU full seat and are comfortable for both going about daily yard activities and riding. Featuring two slit front pockets and two patch pockets at the back the breeches are made with... Read More

BHS is Equestrian Charity for Bolesworth 2019

Posted: 17/04/2019

The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is pleased to announce The British Horse Society as their Equestrian Charity for 2019. This new development with the prestigious event will see the partnership providing the opportunity to raise the profile of the important work that The British Horse Society carry out. Said Bolesworth... Read More

Fleck Carbon Composite Ultralight Whip

Posted: 17/04/2019

A new innovation in whip design, the Carbon Composite Ultralight Dressage Whip from Fleck is feather light and balanced to perfection. Offering a new concept in whips, the Carbon Composite Ultralight Dressage Whip is ultra-light as it is made from strong high-tech carbon material. This enables the whip to be soft in the... Read More

New Cavallo Men’s Barry Polo Shirt

Posted: 17/04/2019

Cavallo’s new Barry Polo Shirt provides a classic look for men whether on the yard or out and about town. Dress it down or dress it up, it is perfect for the warmer months. The timeless polo shirt is finished with a stirrup print depicting the Cavallo logo and contrasting button bar... Read More

Leading Event Riders Choose EGO7 Boots

Posted: 17/04/2019

Leading Italian brand EGO7 is quickly becoming a firm favourite amongst top competitors since being brought to the UK by leading distributors, Zebra Products . Their range of superbly styled riding boots have already become a firm favourite with event riders Oliver Townend and Sam Ecroyd giving them their seal of approval. The innovative... Read More

An Enduring Shine from Mollichaff for Marco Fresco

Posted: 17/01/2019

Whatever discipline we choose to partake in, we always want our horses and ponies to look their best. Mollichaff ShowShine from HorseHage could be just what your equine needs. Marco Fresco (or Harley, as he is known at home) is a 15-year-old Arab/KWPN gelding owned by Fiona Wright who is based in... Read More

Want to learn from one of the world’s leading event riders?

Posted: 17/04/2019

New Masterclass with Eventing and Dressage Legend Ingrid Klimke on Horse & Country The new Ingrid Klimke Masterclass, brought to you by We Are Levade and Piaffe is set to premiere this weekend on Horse & Country and it’s a treat you won’t want to miss! Watch the programme first on Horse &... Read More

Fantastic OFFERS at HiForm Equine World of the Horse Badminton!

Posted: 17/04/2019

Gearing up for a fabulous shopping extravaganza at the one and only Badminton Horse Trials this May? There are some fantastic bargains, special offers & discounts available and we have picked these 3 as some of the best around! Visit HiForm Equine in The World of The... Read More

Jet Setting with Laura Renwick

Posted: 16/04/2019

As one of the leading lady showjumpers in the UK Laura Renwick is used to travelling the world and competing in some glamorous locations. During the Springtime Laura takes her young horses as well as her seasoned campaigners over to Portugal to compete in the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour. This provides a great... Read More

Sneak Preview of the Badminton Cross Country on H&C TV

Posted: 15/04/2019

ARE you heading to this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials? Here’s your chance to get a sneak preview of the exciting cross-country course thanks to a new programme on Horse & Country. The Badminton 2019 Preview show, presented by Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes, takes in a course walk with well-known designer,... Read More

H&C TV Showcase NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Champs

Posted: 12/04/2019

THIS year’s NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships was a huge success with a host of stunning performances from leading names in the sport. Horse & Country TV will showcase the two gala evenings, which premier on demand on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 to subscribers of H&C... Read More

Laminitis & Microcurrent Therapy with ArcEquine

Posted: 12/04/2019

What is Laminitis? Laminitis – inflammation of the lamina – is a disease that affects all members of the equine family. The wall of the hoof is composed of a tough and insensitive outer layer, known as the horn, which is connected to and supported by the internal, sensitive layer known... Read More

Save the date for a Burghley bonanza

Posted: 12/04/2019

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Box Office will open at 9am on 25th April for visitors wishing to purchase membership passes and at 9am on 26th April for all other purchases. There are significant savings for those buying tickets in advance for this celebrated international sporting event. Situated in the... Read More

Countryside style injected with serious ladylike glamour

Posted: 11/04/2019

Caroline Nicholls is the eponymous brand that combines countryside style and ladylike glamour, and that was founded just two years ago by trained milliner Caroline Nicholls following a chance encounter at the Cheltenham Festival. Wearing one of her own unique hat designs, Caroline was approached by a lady who wanted to... Read More

Showjumping at Equerry Bolesworth International

Posted: 11/04/2019

Equerry Horse Feeds British Riding Clubs Competition at Bolesworth International FOLLOWING its huge success last year, the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is once again hosting the British Riding Club’s showjumping competition at the prestigious venue. Taking place on Saturday, June 15 there will be an 80cm and 90cm class for British... Read More

New EGO7 Orion Field Boots

Posted: 11/04/2019

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

Suregrow Elementary Freestyle Gold Championship

Posted: 11/04/2019

With ten horses entered during the week that were born at Headmore Stud, it was likely they’d feature well in the placings but in the SureGrow UK Elementary Freestyle Gold, it was a case of domination. First of the Headmore trio was the six-year-old Florencio-sired Headmore Figaro, owned by Sarah Oppenheimer with... Read More

Equerry Support New Bolesworth Young Horse Championships

Posted: 11/04/2019

EQUERRY Horse Feeds is to sponsor the prestigious Amateur Bronze Grand Prix at the exciting new Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show. This five day young horse showcase runs from August 14 to 18 in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle and will feature 4, 5, 6 & 7-year-old age classes, incorporating... Read More

The #PegasusInspo Ring - Inspiration from Pegasus Jewellery

Posted: 11/04/2019

Leading contemporary equestrian jeweller Pegasus Jewellery is delighted to announce the addition of the #PegasusInspo Ring to their collection for Spring 2019. The #PegasusInspo Rings follow the great success of the best-selling #PegasusInspo Bangles, which were launched in 2018 and continue to be a very popular choice for Pegasus fans who... Read More

ERIC’s BADMINTON COURSE, A NATURAL COUNTRY FEEL

Posted: 10/04/2019

In his third year as Badminton course designer, Eric Winter has kept his philosophy of making his track look as naturally cross country as possible. There is next to no artifice, seen at many other events, in a flowing journey around Badminton Park. As usual the ASX Starter... Read More

Ranch Rider Launches “My Western Foal” Competition

Posted: 10/04/2019

Specialist riding holiday operator, Ranch Rider is launching its “My Western Foal” competition and giving its equestrian fans the chance to name a new foal at Idaho’s Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Due to be born in late May, the new addition will represent the third generation of ranch raised horses on... Read More

Courses from the Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 08/04/2019

A HOST of training courses, refresher days and skill building modules are set to get underway with the Society of Master Saddlers. A one day module – Challenging Fits and Practical Solutions – is being held on April 17 at East Durham College, and is suitable for saddle fitters and saddlers of... Read More

SHEARWATER CONTINUE GRASSROOTS SPONSORSHIP

Posted: 08/04/2019

Shearwater Insurance are thrilled to announce that they are continuing as the headline sponsors for the Equine Sports UK Grassroots Championships 2019. Held at Arena UK, Grantham, from 1st – 4th August this will be the third time Shearwater has been the main sponsor for the event, having previously supported the competition... Read More

Wendy Crowned Suregrow Elementary Freestyle Silver Champion

Posted: 05/04/2019

In Suregrow’s first year of Elementary Freestyle Silver sponsorship, the UK’s leading fertiliser company were treated to a class of outstanding quality. Stealing the win by a comfortable margin was Wendy Hudson with her own 10 year old mare, Hawtins Chanel (by Curator). The duo scored 72.24% to top the podium... Read More

Enjoy Ladies Day at Bolesworth International

Posted: 04/04/2019

For 2019, the Equerry Bolesworth International will be hosting a must attend social occasion on Saturday, June 15, the glamorous and ever popular ‘Ladies Day’ supported by Lord & Lady Equestrian. The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show will take place over five-days in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall,... Read More

TRI Equestrian - sole distributors of Tiger Tongue Groomer

Posted: 04/04/2019

TRI Equestrian is Ireland’s leading equestrian retail outlet, founded nearly 35 years ago in the heart of horse country, County Kildare, and now with two physical stores and an online shop. The team at TRI Equestrian are delighted to announce that they have been chosen as the exclusive distributors for popular... Read More

Why PR Is Important For Your Equestrian Brand

Posted: 04/04/2019

MirrorMePR , the Award-Winning Equestrian PR & Social Media experts discuss why your brand needs a solid PR & Marketing team in this exclusive feature; Why do I need equestrian PR OK, so here's a simple fact-finding exercise: Do you have the time to invest in growing your equestrian... Read More

Should you worry about your horse’s weight?

Posted: 04/04/2019

We all want to keep our horses healthy, and weight management plays a big part in that. But studies show that around half the horses in the UK are overweight, and as many as 70% of native ponies are classed as obese. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight for our horses can... Read More

Featured Property April 2019

Posted: 04/04/2019

EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY. A fabulous individually designed contemporary house with apartment, stable yard, manege and approximately 1.90 acres of paddock land. 2.88 Acres in all. Brooklands House has its own private gated entrance which leads to an extensive graveled parking area and courtyard. The house has 4 bedrooms, underfloor heating and fabulous views!... Read More

Provide Vir Equine protection for your horse with GHS Direct Ltd

Posted: 04/04/2019

Good hygiene and cleaning methods should be adopted and applied at all times. Protect all animals, your business and the community. VirEquine is a disinfectant-cleaner and has been rigorously tested and APPROVED by DEFRA. Passing ‘General Orders’ as defined in The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants - England Order... Read More

The EquiMind Summer Show series has started

Posted: 04/04/2019

More classes, more international competitors, more international judges, more, more, more… If you and your horse are working hard on improving any of your skills, you should have the opportunity to show off! Now, you can now compete without leaving your yard. Simply choose your class(es), enter online, prepare, ask a friend to... Read More

The Science Behind Protection and Support for Equine Joints

Posted: 04/04/2019

This article reviews: • How and why injury to horse’s joints may occur as a result of normal exercise, training and competition • Joint structure and function • The rationale for inclusion of different compounds in “joint supplements” Background Musculo-skeletal injuries are the most common cause of injury and lost... Read More

What is equestrian safeguarding training?

Posted: 04/04/2019

What is equestrian safeguarding training? If you work with or around children, vulnerable adults, and/or young people under the age of 18 in the United Kingdom, you are required by law to complete a safeguarding training course. Most online safeguarding courses are developed with a ‘one size fits all’ intention and... Read More

Sprenger Comfort Roller Spurs

Posted: 04/04/2019

Sprenger Spurs are made from the finest stainless steel and come in a variety of styles to suit the rider and horse. The Sprenger Comfort Roller Spur is an ideal back up to the rider’s leg aid with direct flank contact, but is softer and less likely to cause a negative response... Read More

Amerigo DJ Jumping Saddle

Posted: 04/04/2019

Leading saddlery brand Amerigo, has designed the DJ jumping saddle for a horse with a straight, short back. From the wooden tree collection, the DJ has been specially created for horses with straight backs, it is also good for short back horses and bigger warmbloods. The saddle is made out of soft,... Read More

Bolesworth International Opens Its Doors to Riders

Posted: 04/04/2019

LOOKING to compete at one of the most prestigious shows in the country? This year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show comes back bigger and better than ever with a host of classes from top-level CSI4* to the Amateur Series at 1.25m and 1,15m level, and full range of national, age and pony... Read More

EXTREME DRIVING comes to Windsor

Posted: 03/04/2019

Spectators are set to be thrilled by the extraordinary talent of fearless Carriage Drivers as Extreme Driving supported by Karen and Hugh Scott-Barrett, premieres at CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday 12 May. World-class competitors will battle it out in the Castle Arena, as they manoeuvre a team of four... Read More

Hickstead’s Derby has secure future thanks to Al Shira'aa

Posted: 03/04/2019

Al Shira’aa, the title sponsor of the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, has signed a new sponsorship deal until 2022. The UAE-based company took over sponsorship of the famous Hickstead Derby in 2017, and after two very successful seasons they have agreed to extend the agreement until... Read More

Will Fletcher’s star showjumper Persimmon back to winning form!

Posted: 03/04/2019

Faringdon-based showjumper Will Fletcher is delighted to be back on the podium after finding the key to solving the lingering breathing issues suffered by his top ride to take second place in a 3* Grand Prix in Vilamoura. Will was lucky enough to get the ride on the talented eventer-turned-showjumper Persimmon... Read More

Save On Exclusive Rodeo & Western Art Weeks In Colorado

Posted: 02/04/2019

This summer, there’s even more excitement to be had on the range, as Ranch Rider will be offering complementary rodeo tickets to this year’s Greeley Stampede Rodeo (01 - 07 July), and free tickets to the 20th Annual Stampede Western Invitational Art Exhibit & Sale (23 - 30 June) to guests... Read More

Renwick & Sons Welcome A Renwick!

Posted: 02/04/2019

Renwick & Sons, purveyors of the finest grooming tools, are proud to announce a new Ambassador, British International Showjumper Laura Renwick. While Laura is no relation to Renwick & Sons, despite the same name, she is certainly no stranger to the brand, having spotted them on social media a few months ago,... Read More

Spring Show Time Tips

Posted: 02/04/2019

Top Tips for Bathing from Team Reynolds Before bathing the horses, Simon and Natalie always makes sure the hooves are clean and free from mud. Explains Simon: “Many people make the mistake of washing the legs and hooves and dragging the dirty sponge back across the horse’s coat. “If your horse’s coat is particularly... Read More

Chloe Milne Wins Suregrow Elementary Silver Freestyle

Posted: 02/04/2019

Dressage rider Chloe Milne, has qualified for the prestigious British Dressage Winter Championships. 24-year-old Chloe and Cremmdalla Crem took the Suregrow Fertiliser Winter Elementary Freestyle Regional Silver Champion title on a well-deserved score of almost 72% at Morris Equestrian Centre. Cremmdalla Crem known as Dory at home, is a 16.3hh rising 9-year-old bright... Read More

Is your horse or pony prone to laminitis?

Posted: 02/04/2019

Make Your Grazing Safe with Suregrow Meadow & Laminitics Grass Mix. Suregrow Meadow & Laminitics Grass Mix creates a non-ryegrass sward and so reduces grass sugar levels to grazing animals. The mixture contains a blend of Timothy, Crested Dogstail, Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, Meadow Fescue, Cocksfoot and Strong Creeping Red Fescue. All grass... Read More

Saddle Q & A with Laurence Pearman

Posted: 01/04/2019

Twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers some frequently asked questions on saddlery. Question Could you explain the purpose of a point and balance straps? Answer The main purpose of Point Straps is to stop forward movement of the saddle towards the shoulders.... Read More

New Boot Innovations from Veredus

Posted: 01/04/2019

Veredus has added two new additions to its Kevlar® range, the Young Jump Vento Kevlar Boot and the Young Jump Vento Kevlar Save The Sheep Boot. Invented in 1965, Kevlar is widely used as a reinforcing synthetic fibre for bulletproof vests, military helmets and aerospace and aeronautical components. Veredus has therefore chosen this... Read More

New Premium Leather Boot for Men from Grub’s

Posted: 01/04/2019

New addition, the Grub’s CYCLONE™ Boot has been added to the prestige leather collection, and is perfect for spring/summer on the yard, out walking in the countryside or on the farm. At BETA International in January this year, the boot was awarded with a highly commended accolade in the country clothing and... Read More

Saddling the Native Pony

Posted: 01/04/2019

Without doubt the native pony is by nature wider to fit and with less wither than the more blood type animal. This type of conformation can lead to a host of saddle fitting issues which need to be discussed with your Society of Master Saddlers’ Qualified Saddle Fitter. Whether choosing a new or... Read More

Equerry Cool Mash For All-Round Good Health

Posted: 01/04/2019

Equerry Cool Mash is an efficient quick-soaking mash for horses that need a low energy feed. And it has proved a great success for Amber Major and her horse Howard, especially through the summer months. Amber Major and Howard looking fit and well. Designed for horses and ponies in light to medium work Equerry... Read More

Veredus Super Sheen

Posted: 01/04/2019

Looking for a silky, tangle free finish, Veredus Super Sheen leaves manes and tails show ring ready thanks to the formation of a protective film which makes the hair and coat waterproof and repels the dust and dirt from bedding. Veredus Super Sheen – 500ml For further information contact Zebra Products on (01352)... Read More

Suregrow Support Royal Windsor Horse Show

Posted: 01/04/2019

Suregrow, the leading name in fertiliser and grass seed are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Suregrow Fertiliser Ltd Grand Prix (Senior 1.35) class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Specialising in the care of grassland for horses and ponies Suregrow has a range of products including fertilisers, mineral and... Read More

British Horse Feeds Countdown to Bramham

Posted: 01/04/2019

The team at British Horse Feeds, the makers of Fibre-Beet and the Original 10 minute Beet - Speedi-Beet, are looking forward to this year’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials with a host of supporting sponsorships. After the success of last year the leading name is once again sponsoring the British Horse Feeds... Read More

BUY A TICKET & BE IN TO WIN A TRAILER WITH BPIHT

Posted: 01/04/2019

Buy a ticket for one of the UK’s most popular equestrian events - SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (19-22 September) – and have the chance to win a brand-new Ifor Williams trailer, stuffed full of goodies. This isn’t an April Fool’s joke: SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials’ box office opens today... Read More

Be Part of the British Palomino Society

Posted: 29/03/2019

The British Palomino Society is the official Palomino and Cream Dilute register in the United Kingdom for horses and ponies. And as the 2019 season gets underway, the society offers a warm welcome to new and long standing members. For years the society has encouraged and assisted the advancement of Palominos, all... Read More

It’s Party Time at Bolesworth International

Posted: 29/03/2019

WELL known for world class show jumping and dressage – The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is also the place to party this summer! The five-day event takes place in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire from June 12 to June 16, 2019 and is the place to... Read More

“The Flying Frenchman” set to wow the crowd at HOYS

Posted: 29/03/2019

Lorenzo, The Flying Frenchman, with his team of fabulous horses from the Camargue region of Southern France, is confirmed to be the headline display for Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2019. Having made his HOYS debut in 2004, the talented horseman has gone on to showcase his talents around the... Read More

Spring Offer on TopSpec Antilam

Posted: 01/04/2019

Looking for nutritional support for your horse or pony, prone to, being treated for or recovering from laminitis? Throughout April and May, and whilst promotional stocks last there is £8 off TopSpec AntiLam at participating retailers nationwide. TopSpec AntiLam is a pelleted multi-supplement and is used and recommended by nutritionists, vets... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian support young talent at HOYS

Posted: 28/03/2019

Showing their invested interest in supporting young talent in showjumping, Grandstand Media are delighted to announce that Aztec Diamond Equestrian will take on the title sponsorship of the 138cm Championship at Horse of the Year Show 2019. A class introduced to Horse of the Year Show in 1992 with the intention... Read More

Competition Sitting Pretty

Posted: 28/03/2019

With the emphasis on performance, British equestrian fashion brand Equetech also ensures that pretty style details are always considered. After all, function shouldn't get in the way of fashion. Choose from a range of pretty competition shirts with lace inserts such as the Equetech Bella & Florence Shirts which add a beautifully... Read More

Königs Palermo Boots – Dressage Perfection

Posted: 28/03/2019

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

Disabled Access Day at Happy Hooves

Posted: 28/03/2019

Disabled Access Day Event Inspires New Riders at Happy Hooves Equestrian Centre Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirit of visitors to a special event held to mark Disabled Access Day, at Happy Hooves Riding Centre in Penrith, Cumbria. As an Accessibility Mark accredited centre, the event was an ideal opportunity to raise... Read More

Young Wiltshire rider at Badminton

Posted: 26/03/2019

A young Wiltshire based international event rider is set to take on the World’s best at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI5* Horse Trials for the second time. Alicia Hawker (25) of Hullavington, Wiltshire and long-term equestrian partner Charles RR will be among the cream of the crop as they head into the... Read More

Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Plans

Posted: 26/03/2019

Exciting Plans Announced for the H F Sport Horses Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show PLANS are well underway for this year’s H F Sport Horses Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show which will be held in Cheshire for the first time. Formerly known as British Showjumping’s Young Horse Championship Show the event will... Read More

UVEX Sponsor British Dressage National Under 25 Novice Champs

Posted: 26/03/2019

Uvex is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the British Dressage National Under 25s Novice Championship. The leading name, Uvex protects people from head to toe and has done so for more than 90 years, setting the highest standard in helmets and riding gloves. Uvex provides cutting edge products that are designed... Read More

Roseberry Stud sponsors Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year Champs

Posted: 26/03/2019

Grandstand Media Ltd are pleased to welcome another new showing sponsor on board for the 2019 Horse of the Year Show, further extending the support from the showing fraternity to provide longevity for this wonderful discipline. Susie Hinchliffe and her daughter Tammy Heathcote of Roseberry Stud in Derbyshire have taken on... Read More

Respiratory disease in equines

Posted: 25/03/2019

Haygain welcomes Horse Health Week’s focus on infection risk and control and takes a look at respiratory disease in equines. The annual Horse Health Week returns next week, running from the 25th to the 29th of March 2019, and this year the focus is on helping owners and yard managers understand the... Read More

Alltech Springs into Action to Support Primrose

Posted: 25/03/2019

For the fourth year running, leading animal nutrition company, Alltech, is delighted to be providing support for another resident at one of World Horse Welfare’s rehoming centres. Primrose, a little cremello cob mare, was rescued and taken to the charity’s Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset. A World Horse Welfare Field Officer was called... Read More

Silicon breeches from Just Jodz

Posted: 25/03/2019

Look good while you sit tight in the saddle with Just Jodz’s high quality, eco-friendly and affordable Silicon Breeches. Just Jodz have carved a niche in the equestrian market with their range of affordable jodhpurs, breeches and riding leggings that are crafted from the same high-quality materials as the leading brands. Just... Read More

Equipe Emporio Event Breastplate for Innovation

Posted: 25/03/2019

The Emporio Event Breastplate from Equipe has been designed with the horse in mind, and is beautifully crafted from the finest quality Italian leather and fittings. This high quality Breastplate has a 5-point fastening to the saddle and straps with a self-centring system. Thanks to clever design and innovation the breastplate has extremely... Read More

RDA Scotland and Blair Castle International

Posted: 25/03/2019

Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Riding for The Disabled are delighted to announce that the charity has been chosen as the official charity partner for 2019 by the team at Atholl Estates. Running over four days (22 – 25 August), Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials is Scotland’s... Read More

Wonky Wows for Bert at Al Shaqab CPEDI3*

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

Fleck Event Bat available from Zebra Products

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

New Cavallo Ciora Pro Grip C Mix Breeches

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

New Men’s Covalliero Lio Gilet

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

Veredus E-vento for Maximum Protection

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

Bucas Buzz-Off Zebra Range

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

Experience World Class Hospitality at Bolesworth!

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

Alltech-Hartpury Conference Invites Presentations from Students

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

Pasture Management for the Long Term with SureGrow

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

Showjumper Paul Gaff hits the International Showjumping circuit

Posted: 20/03/2019

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

STELLAR ENTRY LIST FOR 2019 BADMINTON

Posted: 19/03/2019

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

Capel Manor College Student Leads Conga for Comic Relief

Posted: 18/03/2019

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

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

Posted: 15/03/2019

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

Sugars in spring grass

Posted: 14/03/2019

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

New research on counteracting the negative effects of omeprazole

Posted: 12/03/2019

New research has shown that horses being given omeprazole, the ingredient used to manage Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS), are at risk of a calcium deficiency as omeprazole is reducing the digestibility of calcium in the diet. Alfalfa is abundant in calcium and has long been recommended for helping to... Read More

The stirrup bar in relation to rider balance

Posted: 07/03/2019

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

Haygain research on fungi

Posted: 07/03/2019

Haygain, the leading horse health innovation company, examine the effect of airborne fungi particles on the health of the competition horse, and examine the ways owners can limit their presence in the stable environment. If you are producing a horse or pony for competition then you will be well aware how much... Read More

Divoky Riding School Appeal for Donations for Indoor Therapy Room

Posted: 07/03/2019

Divoky Riding School, based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset is hoping to raise funds to turn an unused warehouse into a riding therapy room. Owner, Pat Bishop, was inspired by a similar indoor riding arena at Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire, and her aim is to create an area where small ponies can be... Read More

Do I need to stud up?

Posted: 07/03/2019

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

Running Free natural stone pet memorials remembering our friends

Posted: 07/03/2019

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

Together we can “Stamp Out Strangles”!

Posted: 07/03/2019

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

Designing your yard with safety in mind

Posted: 07/03/2019

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

Guide to Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome – Dr David Marlin

Posted: 07/03/2019

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

Featured Property March 2019

Posted: 07/03/2019

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

Dengie – providing tried and trusted nutrition for youngstock

Posted: 06/03/2019

With the foaling season upon us all breeders want to make sure that they support their breeding stock’s nutritional needs and give foals the right start in life. Lots of myths surround breeding – probably because a lot of things are beyond our control. A myth that has been around for... Read More

Eventing, Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Tears & Microcurrent Therapy

Posted: 04/03/2019

The World of Eventing At ArcEquine, we fully understand the close bond between rider and horse and have spent 10 years helping equine athletes recover from injury and manage their pain. Eventing is a high impact discipline for both human and equine athletes. Over time, repetitive movements such as jumping... Read More

We all need a Healthy Tummy!

Posted: 01/03/2019

A healthy tummy is widely known to be a major contributing factor when it comes to maintaining performance levels and general wellbeing. Dengie Healthy Tummy is a nutritionally balanced feed providing 11.5MJ/kg of digestible energy, comparable to a medium energy mix or cube but with around 10 times less starch, and when... Read More

An Enduring Shine from Mollichaff for Marco Fresco

Posted: 01/03/2019

Whatever discipline we choose to partake in, we always want our horses and ponies to look their best. Mollichaff ShowShine from HorseHage could be just what your equine needs. Marco Fresco (or Harley, as he is known at home) is a 15-year-old Arab/KWPN gelding owned by Fiona Wright who is based in... Read More

Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free

Posted: 01/03/2019

Approved by the Laminitis Trust, Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free is a low calorie, nutritionally balanced fibre feed especially developed for leisure horses and ponies. Containing essential nutrients for healthy hooves, Dengie Healthy Hooves Molasses Free includes a full range of B vitamins including biotin and chelated trace minerals for general condition... Read More

A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR FOR CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW

Posted: 01/03/2019

Royal Windsor Horse Show (8 – 12 May) is set to become the UK’s richest show for competitors by offering a record-breaking prize fund at the country’s largest horse show. Showcasing a star-studded line-up in its spectacular setting, the increased prize fund and new additions to the event reaffirm its prominence... Read More

Top Tips on reducing the risk of laminitis this spring

Posted: 01/03/2019

With spring just around the corner Dengie has issued some helpful advice to horse owners on the best practise to help reduce the risk of laminitis. Once thought of as a disease in its own right, laminitis is now better described as a symptom of another underlying health problem such as Equine... Read More

New Sponsor for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 26/02/2019

Horse of the Year Show welcomes a new sponsor for the Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Pony of the Year Championship 2019 After a flying start to 2019, Grandstand Media Ltd, organisers of Horse of the Year Show, are delighted to welcome yet another new sponsor on board for HOYS 2019. Thor... Read More

Equine Influenza Virus (Horse Flu) Need to know!

Posted: 22/02/2019

Equine Influenza Virus (Horse Flu) – caused by strains of Influenza A Some useful information from GHS Direct www.ghs-direct.com Incubation period: 1-5 days. Transmission: Airborne droplets that spread in the air by infected animals coughing and spluttering the virus. Ill horses pass the virus on in... Read More

Equine Academy captain Victoria wins prestigious award

Posted: 22/02/2019

Hartpury University student and Great Britain international rider Victoria Leabeater has been named Pony Club Young Coach of the Year. The third-year BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science student, who is captain of Hartpury’s Equine Academy, was announced as the winner of the award at the Pony Club Coaches Conference held at Hartpury. Victoria... Read More

Supreme Judges announced for HOYS 2019

Posted: 22/02/2019

The chase for the illustrious HOYS qualifiers is soon to get underway and tickets are already on sale for you to book yourself in for another memorable week at The NEC in Birmingham for Horse of the Year Show 2019, 2nd – 6th October. Each year over 1,500 competitors descend on... Read More

Veterinary Cotton Wool from Robinson Animal Healthcare

Posted: 19/02/2019

If you are planning on wrapping your horse up in cotton wool, make sure it is veterinary cotton wool from Robinson Animal Healthcare. Made from 100% pure cotton, the premium quality cotton wool is soft, absorbent and gentle on the skin. Ideal for topical wound cleansing, particularly around delicate areas such as the... Read More

Building safe fences with Sure-Green

Posted: 19/02/2019

Horses are roaming animals and need open spaces to graze. However, this needs to be balanced against the horse owner’s obvious concerns about their equine friends wandering too far. This is particularly important with the risks posed by modern roads, so keeping your horses contained in a safe but adequate space... Read More

Equissage Pulse announce results of scientific research

Posted: 15/02/2019

Equissage Pulse are pleased to announce the results of scientifically proven research, recently published on the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science website, into the benefits that a 20-Minute Cycloidal Vibration has on Whole Horse Locomotion and Thoracolumbar Profiles. Carried out by Centaur Biomechanics, the independent blinded randomised controlled study delivers a... Read More

Ranch Rider extends sale to include bookings made by 28 February

Posted: 14/02/2019

Ranch Rider is extending its sale to include bookings made by 28 February. The specialist tour operator is offering a £50pp discount on all riding holidays of six nights and more. GO YEEHAW THIS HALF-TERM: Situated just outside Bandera (also known as the Cowboy Capital of the World), lies Texas’... Read More

Equestrian Property for sale February 2019

Posted: 14/02/2019

Unique lifestyle property occupying gardens and grounds of around 11 acres including a 0.47 of an acre private fishing lake and outbuildings located around 20 miles east of central London. The property offers equestrian facilities including Stabling Paddocks outdoor riding arena 139 sq.m (1500 sq.ft) steel framed barn There are 5 loose boxes, tack... Read More

Hooves & Love launches new gift box

Posted: 14/02/2019

Hooves & Love is thrilled to announce the launch of the new Touch of Silk gift box, containing a luxurious silk scarf with all the Hooves & Love touches you’ve come to expect from this new brand. The Touch of Silk gift box contains a 100% silk scarf measuring 30cm by... Read More

Dengie Forage Range

Posted: 14/02/2019

For a number of reasons hay shortages are becoming commonplace. Products within Dengie’s range of high fibre feeds can help supplement or replace hay rations, limited turnout time or poor grazing. The fussy eater – Hi-Fi Senior – suitable for a wide range of horses not just veterans. A blend of high-temperature... Read More

SPRING FORAGE MANAGEMENT with David Marlin

Posted: 14/02/2019

With the days starting to show signs of getting a little longer, for most of us this signals that spring is perhaps finally on the way. This is good news and as many owners will start to think about increasing turnout time for stabled horses, it is also a good time... Read More

Capel Manor Tutor Wins the Prestigious President’s Award

Posted: 14/02/2019

Line Hansen, Saddlery & Footwear Team Leader, at Capel Manor College, won the President’s Award at The Palace Awards on 30 January for her exceptional delivery of City & Guilds qualifications. This was the 140th anniversary of the esteemed event and Line was also commended by The Rt Hon Lord Mayor,... Read More

Get More Fibre In Your Horse’s Diet With Mollichaff!

Posted: 13/02/2019

Today’s modern feeding practices such as feeding large amounts of cereal feed and suppressing natural foraging behaviour, is at odds with keeping the horse’s gastrointestinal tract functioning well. The horse’s digestive system has evolved to utilise a high fibre diet, using bacterial fermentation in a highly developed large intestine. Equines are... Read More

SMS National Saddlery Competition Proves a Huge Success

Posted: 13/02/2019

THIS year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition at Saddlers’ Hall, London proved as popular as ever with a host of prestigious awards presented in front of esteemed guests and industry professionals. The Worshipful Company of Saddlers’ Prime Warden, James Welch, presented awards to the successful apprentices currently undertaking the Millennium... Read More

Poppy’s Transformation Using Fibre-Beet

Posted: 13/02/2019

FOURTEEN-year-old sport horse Poppy took a turn for the worse one day, completely losing her appetite, dramatically dropping weight and generally not being her willing and loveable self – one of the many things owner Charlotte Parry loves about her. Charlotte, based in Shropshire, was worried as Poppy increasingly became more and... Read More

Capel Manor Lecturers and Student Win Awards

Posted: 13/02/2019

Capel Manor Lecturers and Student Win Awards at Society of Master Saddlers’ National Competition WHILE watching her many students past and present receiving awards at theSociety of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition, Capel Manor lecturer, Line Hansen was also a worthy winner thanks to her entry in the Presidents’ Choice class. Held at... Read More

Tickets now on sale for Horse of the Year Show 2019

Posted: 13/02/2019

Each October, the NEC in Birmingham undergoes a horsey transformation like no other in order to host the incredibly impressive Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) which is the biggest week of the year for equestrian entertainment. The show takes place this year from 2nd – 6th October 2019 at The... Read More

KBIS and EquiPilates join forces

Posted: 12/02/2019

We are pleased to announce that Lindsay Wilcox-Reid, director of EquiPilates, is the latest addition to the KBIS supported team. Lindsay was the first British Dressage Registered Trainer in the UK to recognise the potential of Pilates to transform riders and commit to train as a Pilates teacher to help her clients.... Read More

Help beat the itch before it starts

Posted: 12/02/2019

Help beat the itch before it starts, with Nettex Summer Freedom Salve Complete Fed up of having your horse or pony using the gate post to scratch his tail? Sick of having your precious show pony rubbing his tail so you end up with something more akin to a toilet brush than... Read More

Haygain Steamer helps to prevent bacterial infections

Posted: 14/02/2019

Prevention is better than cure – how the Haygain Steamer helps to prevent bacterial infections in your horse, limiting the need for antibiotics. News reports often state how the overuse of antibiotics is making infections harder and leading to thousands of deaths a year through drug-resistant superbugs. This problem does not just... Read More

THE FUNNELLS LEND SUPPORT TO CHARITY

Posted: 11/02/2019

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund are delighted to welcome legendary equestrian names, William and Pippa Funnell as the latest high-profile Vice Presidents to lend their support to this small but significant Charity. William Funnel. Photography by Jon Stroud Media The couple based in Surrey, are both well-established professional riders with William, an... Read More

RDA tackles lonliness & mental health issues through volunteering

Posted: 06/02/2019

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is calling on the government to prescribe volunteering as a method of tackling loneliness and mental health issues. Following a survey of 1,629 volunteers, RDA is marking its 50th anniversary by launching a report on the impact of volunteering on health and wellbeing and the... Read More

Disabled Access Day at Kimblewick

Posted: 04/02/2019

Kimblewick Equestrian Centre, based in Dereham, Norfolk, is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try something new, highlighting the fantastic facilities that already exist at venues, as well as a friendly welcome. Taking place on March... Read More

Happy Hooves Riding Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Posted: 04/02/2019

Happy Hooves Riding Centre, based just outside Penrith in Cumbria, is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try something new, highlighting the fantastic facilities that already exist at venues, as well as a friendly welcome. Taking... Read More

Healthier Horses – Eco-Friendly Packaging

Posted: 04/02/2019

Leading supplement manufacturer, Hilton Herbs, announces a move from plastic tubs into eco-friendly bags. From 11th February 2019 all of Hilton Herbs’ equine dry feed supplements will be supplied in Kraft paper bags thus dramatically reducing the company’s plastic consumption, recently estimated at around nine tonnes per year. The new bags offer... Read More

Bridles for Smaller Breeds

Posted: 04/02/2019

Smaller breeds such as Mountain & Moorlands or Miniatures require a bridle that fits just as well as say the Irish Draught or Sport Horse Bridles can either enhance the look and features of the face or make even the most attractive look out of context with the rest of the body. A... Read More

Kingsmead Equestrian Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Posted: 04/02/2019

Kingsmead Equestrian Centre, based in Warlingham, Surrey is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try something new, highlighting the fantastic facilities that already exist at venues, as well as a friendly welcome. Taking place on March... Read More

British Horse Feeds Support Hope Pastures

Posted: 04/02/2019

Makers of the classic mash products Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, British Horse Feeds has teamed up with the charity Hope Pastures to offer their support. Before Hope Pastures, it was formally known as the Phyllis Harvey Horse and Donkey Trust based in Leeds. This was started by Phyllis M Harvey who devoted her... Read More

Emergency – Don’t Panic

Posted: 31/01/2019

When it comes to first aid the Horse & Rider First Aid Kit from Robinson Animal Healthcare provides a great base from which to build your emergency supplies. Most minor cuts and grazes can be treated effectively with the contents of your first aid kit but serious injuries should be immediately attended... Read More

Traditional Gypsy Cobs to shine at Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 29/01/2019

Traditional Gypsy Cobs are to have their moment to shine at Horse of the Year Show It is with great excitement that Horse of the Year Show are introducing a brand-new class for HOYS 2019! In support of the SEIB Search for a Star series, which has proved a popular addition to... Read More

Leading Equestrian Insurer Appoints Sponsored Equestrian Centre

Posted: 29/01/2019

KBIS British Equestrian Insurance announces this week that they will be adding Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre as a sponsored venue. KBIS British Equestrian Insurance are one of the UK’s leading independent horse insurance specialists. The family run business offers insurance at every level of equestrianism and has always shown support to hardworking... Read More

Disabled Access Day at Wellow Trekking Centre

Posted: 29/01/2019

Wellow Trekking Centre, based in Bath, Somerset, is holding a special event to mark Disabled Access Day. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try something new, highlighting the fantastic facilities that already exist at venues, as well as a friendly welcome. Taking place on March... Read More

British Horse Feeds Welcomes New Rider to Ambassador Team

Posted: 29/01/2019

Yorkshire based event and dressage rider Harriet Falshaw (22) has joined the team of British Horse Feeds ambassadors. Harriet has been riding from a young age and always knew she had a passion for eventing which she combines alongside her job as a surveyor for Carter Jones. At home Harriet has two horses,... Read More

40th Anniversary Show for BETA is a winner

Posted: 28/01/2019

BETA International celebrated its 40th year by living up to its global reputation as the unmissable three-day buying and business event for equestrian, country clothing, outdoor and pet products. From 20 to 22 January, the show threw open its doors at the NEC, Birmingham, to exhibitors and visitors from across the... Read More

Study of Airway Disease reduction by Haygain

Posted: 28/01/2019

Landmark study finds feeding Haygain steamed hay reduces the odds of Inflammatory Airway Disease by 65% The breakthrough research found that horses with fungal elements in their airways have a 2.1 times greater chance of having Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) than horses with no fungi presence. IAD affects huge numbers of horses and... Read More

cover up from the cold in FoxyEquestrian’s Faux Fur Pom Hoodies

Posted: 25/01/2019

FoxyEquestrian is a British brand best-known for their brilliant hat silks topped off with an iconic faux fur pom pom and matching cross-country colours featuring fun designs, all of which are easily personalised to ensure a unique look for whatever you get up to in the saddle. Now, there’s no need... Read More

Prestigious Society of Master Saddlers Awards at BETA

Posted: 24/01/2019

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

A Happy Ending For Rescued Shetland Pony, Pearl!

Posted: 24/01/2019

In 2013, Essex-based horse lover, Ellie Ingram, was contacted by a friend who told her she had heard about 25 Shetland ponies on their way to slaughter as they were deemed as ‘wastage’. The friend agreed to take two of the ponies and Ellie agreed to be responsible for their day-to-day... Read More

Lucy Wins Prestigious Abbey England Scholarship

Posted: 23/01/2019

Following the huge success of its inaugural saddler scholarship last year, Abbey England launched the 2019 award last August. The winner has now been chosen and we can announce that the Abbey England Saddlery Scholarship apprentice for 2019 is 26-year-old Lucy Cushley. Lucy has won £500 to spend on workshop tools... Read More

New opportunities at individual qualifiers for HOYS 2019

Posted: 23/01/2019

As the countdown begins to the start of the most sought-after HOYS qualifiers, Horse of the Year Show organisers, Grandstand Media Ltd, are delighted to be able to update competitors with the latest updates, developments and changes for the 2019 season. Some exciting new developments have been given the go ahead for... Read More

RDA Website gets 50th Anniversary Revamp

Posted: 23/01/2019

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has launched a new website to better reflect the organisation in its 50th anniversary year. The new site, still at www.rda.org.uk, has a clear focus on attracting new participants, volunteers and donors. It’s bright and vibrant new look brings the site in line with the fresher... Read More

BETA celebrates the best!

Posted: 22/01/2019

Some of the best-known names in the equestrian industry gathered to celebrate the winners of the 2019 BETA Business Awards, which were announced during the British Equestrian Trade Association's annual Gala Dinner, at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham, on Monday 21 January. These highly prized awards were presented to companies and... Read More

Could stirrup length put horse riders’ health at risk?

Posted: 22/01/2019

Horse riders could be having a damaging impact on their performance and long-term health because their stirrups are the wrong length, according to new collaborative research by Hartpury University. More than 2,000 riders were asked about which factors affect their choice of stirrup length for a joint study by Hartpury and Brooksby... Read More

Challenging Stereotypes with RDA Accessibility Mark

Posted: 22/01/2019

In 2019 RDA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the success of the Accessibility Mark scheme is testament to the charity’s work in breaking down barriers and making riding a sport for all. The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), launched the... Read More

Horse of the Year Show team up with The Equine Law Firm for 2019

Posted: 22/01/2019

Pairing expert legal advice with the UK’s highest calibre of competitors, Horse of the Year Show is thrilled to announce its new partnership with The Equine Law Firm for HOYS 2019. With over 1,500 competitors and 60,000 equine enthused visitors passing through the doors throughout the five day show, we are... Read More

Add a little heart (Roller Charm) this Valentine’s Day

Posted: 17/01/2019

Hiho Silver is delighted to welcome a new addition to its Roller Charm Collection – and this one is perfect for Valentine’s Day- the Exclusive Valentine’s Love Heart Roller Charm. The new charm bead is made from sterling silver and has indented enamelled red love hearts all the way around. It fits... Read More

How horses adapt to winter conditions

Posted: 14/01/2019

Winter can sneak up on us when Christmas is around the corner, but in January there’s no doubt that we are now facing the coldest time of year and the short days, frost, mud, rain, wind, sleet and snow that all conspire to make horse owner’s lives that little bit trickier. To... Read More

New book launch at International Eventing Forum

Posted: 14/01/2019

Brilliant new book aims to harmonise the minds of horse and rider. Quiller Publishing are delighted to announce they will be launching Eric Smiley’s new book, Two Brains One Aim, at the International Eventing Forum on 4 February 2019. Smiley, a former international event rider turned international coach and FEI judge, will... Read More

2019 International Eventing Forum

Posted: 14/01/2019

Time is galloping on to the 2019 International Eventing Forum! As we’re nearly mid-way through January, do you have a plan in place to ensure you have your best eventing season yet? A great way to start is with the annual International Eventing Forum, which has become an essential date in the... Read More

Finalists announced for the 2019 BETA Business Awards

Posted: 11/01/2019

The finalists in the 2019 BETA Business Awards – recognising companies and individuals making a significant difference to the equestrian industry – have been announced. There are 10 categories in the British Equestrian Trade Association’s annual awards and the winners will be announced during the BETA Gala Dinner, at the National... Read More

Instantly Quote and Buy with Shearwater

Posted: 10/01/2019

Shearwater Insurance are thrilled to announce the launch of their new Quote and Buy Portal which allows customers to instantly get insurance cover for their horseboxes and trailers. The portal is easy to navigate and after filling in some basic information customers can simply click for their quote. The quote is... Read More

Saddle up for a career in the equine industry

Posted: 10/01/2019

As the Chinese philosopher and teacher Confucius says: “Choose a job you enjoy doing and you never work a day in your life.” So if your passion lies in equestrianism, and you're on the lookout for your dream career; then working with horses may well be the perfect choice for you.... Read More

Investigation into feed hygiene during storage from SmartBunker

Posted: 10/01/2019

SmartBunker: Investigation into feed hygiene during storage – Repeat of mould and yeast testing due to contamination of original feed I.N.I. Innovation Voucher No.: 0213180 Dr. Stephanie Wood Senior Equine Technologist Greenmount Campus Overall project aim: Greenans Products Ltd developed a new style of animal feed storage container (SmartBunker).... Read More

Insurance that makes Commercial sense from Shearwater

Posted: 10/01/2019

Many factors will contribute to the success of your business, but having the right insurance in place is one simple step to help you side step failure. Whether you’re running an equestrian establishment, a retail business, are purely online or have physical premises to consider, the various insurance considerations can be... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property January 2019

Posted: 10/01/2019

A rare equestrian property, massively improved and standing with no near neighbouring property in a beautiful scenic area of the Lincolnshire Wolds. 3.6 acre grounds (sts) including grass paddocks stable yard with 5 stables tack room and hay store pole barn superb newly installed 40m x 20m arena gardens, woodland and a large wildlife... Read More

Time to review trotting on roads to get horses fit!

Posted: 10/01/2019

Many of you will be starting to get your horses fit with long-slow work. A good basis for increasing bone strength, muscular and cardiovascular fitness. Many of you will be using roads. Given the high prevalence of lameness and arthritic type injury/disease in horses here are some points to consider with... Read More

TOP CONSIDERATIONS FOR YARD DESIGN

Posted: 10/01/2019

What are the top considerations for usability when it comes to yard and stable design? No equestrian hasn’t at one time or another sat an dreamt about what their ideal yard and stable layout would be. From relocating the tack room, to adding finishing touches such as automatic drinkers, what... Read More

Making sure you and your staff start 2019 off on the right foot!

Posted: 10/01/2019

It may not be on your mind every day, but the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and Sporting bodies in general, rightly place a high priority on safeguarding. The BEF expect all staff and volunteers providing riding or horse management opportunities to have an up-to-date safeguarding training certificate. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Historically,... Read More

PREPARATIONS WELL ADVANCED FOR BADMINTON 2019

Posted: 10/01/2019

As usual preparations for Badminton Horse Trials, in their 28th and final year under the record breaking sponsorship of Mitsubishi Motors, are well underway. This may be the 70th anniversary of the first competition but innovations are made with each running. The Event is now providing an E Ticketing service which should... Read More

£20 Tuesday Lesson Offer from HMB Equestrian

Posted: 09/01/2019

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to book some lessons to kick-start your training in 2019? If so, event rider and trainer, Harriet Morris-Baumber, is offering lessons for the amazing price of £20 per hour. The limited offer is available on Tuesday, January 29 and Tuesday, February 19, only and must... Read More

New sponsor at HOYS

Posted: 08/01/2019

The Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year welcomes brand new sponsor Bryony Gribbin of Vale Farm Ltd are one of the latest in a flurry of new sponsors signed up to support Horse of the Year Show 2019. Taking on title sponsorship of one of the pony showing classes... Read More

Equidiet recognised in the 2018 Global HorseTech Market Report

Posted: 07/01/2019

UK-based equine nutrition company Equidiet’s range of liquid fibre diet solutions have been recognised in a recent global equestrian technology and product report as an important innovative disruptor in the field of Equine Nutrition. The Global HorseTech Market Report highlighted Equidiet, which was founded by equine nutritional hydrotherapist Sandra Murphy BSc... Read More

Haygain to sponsor Tweseldown for 2019

Posted: 04/01/2019

Haygain are thrilled to announce their sponsorship of Tweseldown. The sponsorship is for the 2019 season as well as title sponsor for the British Eventing event in May. There has been a connection between the two brands for some time and both parties are excited for the future of this agreement. "We... Read More

FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE GORGEOUS EQUETECH ADDITIONS

Posted: 04/01/2019

With so many gorgeous new additions in the Spring Equetech Collection, you'll find it hard to pick just one item as your favourite. Whether it's technical riding leggings and training tops or competition wear, Equetech has the season ahead all sewn up. The Equetech Ladies Showing Cape is perfect for those early... Read More

Lighting a Passion for Riding with Accessibility Mark

Posted: 04/01/2019

Fourwinds Equestrian Centre, based in Spalding, Lincolnshire is hoping to inspire more people to take up horse riding thanks to its Accessibility Mark accreditation. The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), launched the revolutionary Accessibility Mark scheme to work with riding centres with the... Read More

Reins – And All You Need to Know!

Posted: 04/01/2019

Reins - connected on either side of the bridle to the bit and attached to one another near the horses withers, this forms a loop to make the reins. Reins are an important piece of tack on the bridle as it is one of the riders methods of communication to the horse. Depending... Read More

Reaching new heights: Ripon Select Foods sponsor HOYS Puissance

Posted: 03/01/2019

Kicking 2019 off to a flying start, Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce an exciting new sponsorship confirmed for the Puissance at HOYS 2019! Ripon Select Foods and the Wood Family are thrilled to be taking on the sponsorship of the iconic Saturday evening showjumping class, which sees top riders... Read More

ITALIAN JOB IN THE TURKISH AIRLINES OLYMPIA GRAND PRIX

Posted: 22/12/2018

Alberto Zorzi became the fifth rider in history to win The Turkish Airlines Olympia Grand Prix back-to-back when he produced an incredible burst of speed to outdo his four rivals in the jump-off and bring a brilliant five days of jumping to an enthralling close. Last year, Zorzi, a member of the... Read More

WILLIAM WHITAKER ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Posted: 22/12/2018

There were ecstatic scenes as William Whitaker won the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, in front of a packed, cheering British crowd. Riding Ludwig Criel’s stallion Utamaro D’Ecaussines, Whitaker, 29, stormed around the testing jump-off course designed by Portugal’s Bernardo Costa Cabral in 37.02... Read More

DAY 5 ROUND UP FROM OLYMPIA

Posted: 22/12/2018

An eager crowd was treated to an action-packed fifth day at Olympia, The London International Horse Show. The first Show Jumping competition of the day saw 18-year-old Robert Murphy produce a sublime performance going double-clear and securing a memorable victory in The Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Final. A faultless... Read More

OLYMPIA DAY 4 ROUNDUP

Posted: 21/12/2018

The crowds on day four of Olympia, The London International Horse Show were treated to some exhilarating Driving and Show Jumping performances, breathtaking displays from Santi Serra, La Garde Républicaine, The Kennel Club Dog Agility and the Shetland Ponies, while more than 40 junior and senior medallists from Equestrian Team GBR... Read More

MR BLUE SKY SHINES IN SHARED PUISSANCE TITLE

Posted: 19/12/2018

Day three of Olympia, The London International Horse Show attracted a sell-out crowd for The Cayenne Puissance, one of the star attractions of the week-long event. The Puissance title was eventually shared by Great Britain's Guy Williams (Mr Blue Sky UK) and France's Mathieu Billot (Dassler), after both pairs cleared the... Read More

Horse of the Year Show 2019 Qualifiers Announced

Posted: 21/12/2018

With everyone getting ready to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year, Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) are delighted to announce that the showing qualifiers for the 2019 season are now live on the HOYS website https://hoys.co.uk/competitor-zone/showing-qualifiers/. With a total of 29 Showing Championships to contest, there has never been... Read More

Leading equine bedding celebrates its “coming of age”!

Posted: 20/12/2018

easibed equine bedding is planning to gallop into 2019 full of New Year joy, as it celebrates its18th year of business by giving away a year’s worth of prizes! The dust free wood fibre bedding first landed in the equine bedding market 18 years ago in December 2000. To celebrate this... Read More

Top Event Sire Ramiro B passes away

Posted: 19/12/2018

It is with great sadness that the Nina Barbour and the team at Bolesworth announce the passing of Ramiro B, after being diagnosed with irreversible kidney failure at the age of 24. Ramiro B has been standing in the UK since 2011, and has consistently been one of the most popular... Read More

Equestic Saddle Clip now only £199 & get it before Christmas

Posted: 19/12/2018

Make your New Year resolution to keep your horse fit and healthy while you monitor any tiny changes in symmetry or rhythm once you increase their workload simply by using the app on your phone. The Equestic Saddleclip which was launched in October in the UK, can detect changes and... Read More

FREDERIC WANDRES VICTORIOUS AFTER NAIL-BITING FINISH

Posted: 19/12/2018

OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT Day two of Olympia, The London International Horse Show promised to be a spectacle and it certainly lived up to expectations. The FEI Dressage World Cup™ Grand Prix Freestyle supported by Horse & Hound was won by Germany's Frederic Wandres on his chestnut gelding,... Read More

DREAM WIN FOR HANS PETER MINDERHOUD

Posted: 18/12/2018

OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT Olympia, The London International Horse Show opened its door for the first day of the week-long event. The UK's largest indoor Show saw many of the world's best Dressage riders out in full-force for the newly formatted FEI Dressage World Cup™ Grand Prix supported... Read More

How Haygain products can help with equine respiratory health

Posted: 14/12/2018

The very first edition of the Global HorseTech Market Report profiles some of the most exciting, innovative and disruptive new technologies available to the modern equestrian or veterinarian in 2018. The objective of the report is to highlight these companies and their products, helping to educate the reader about the latest... Read More

EquidGel® and Endurance GB awards

Posted: 14/12/2018

EquidGel® and Endurance GB celebrate successful first annual awards Equine Nutritional Hydrotherapy brand EquidGel® are pleased to announce the success of their first annual awards ceremony in conjunction with Endurance GB. The event was held at the Daventry Court Hotel on Sunday 25th November and was well supported by EquidGel® users of... Read More

Accessibility Mark Helps Transform Lives

Posted: 14/12/2018

Horses are amazing animals that have the ability to make a real difference to people’s lives. Evidence of this can be seen on a daily basis at Accessibility Mark centres up and down the country. When Church Farm Equestrian Centre organised an event to mark Disabled Access Day in March 2017, they... Read More

Guide Dogs Surprised By Further Donation from Grandstand Media

Posted: 14/12/2018

Guide Dogs Volunteers Christine and Paul were surprised recently when they met with staff from Warwickshire based event company Grandstand Media who presented them with a further donation. Sarah Measom, Marketing and Communications Manager handed over a cheque for over £2500, making the total that Grandstand Media have donated to Guide... Read More

Great News: Easibed equine bedding sales up more than 30%!

Posted: 13/12/2018

easibed equine bedding has reported a thirty four per cent increase in sales over the summer and autumn months compared to the same time last year. And the bedding company, which manufactures the dust free wood fibre bedding from clean white recycled wood, says it is forecasting a continuation in the... Read More

Dengie Forage Replacers

Posted: 13/12/2018

For a number of reasons hay shortages are becoming commonplace. Products within Dengie’s range of high fibre feeds can help supplement or replace hay rations, limited turnout time or poor grazing. The fussy eater – Hi-Fi Senior – suitable for a wide range of horses not just veterans. A blend of high-temperature... Read More

Coping With Winter with Louisa Milne Home

Posted: 13/12/2018

Living in Scotland, Robinson Animal Healthcare sponsored event rider, Louisa Milne Home, is used to facing the extra challenges of trying to keep her horses in training during winter, so she is just the person to offer advice on how to cope with the unpredictable winter weather. Louisa tries her best to... Read More

HOYS Christmas Gift Voucher Rosette Box

Posted: 12/12/2018

Making your Christmas complete with the HOYS Christmas Gift Voucher Rosette Box If you want to make someone’s Christmas extra special this year, then a Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Christmas Gift Voucher Rosette Box makes the perfect gift for the equestrian enthusiast in your life. Making your Christmas shopping that... Read More

EXCITING PLANS FOR OLYMPIA

Posted: 12/12/2018

OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW BRINGS A SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED TALKS IN THE LIVE ZONE AND THE TIM STOCKDALE FOUNDATION Olympia, The London International Horse Show will return from 17-23 December 2018 with an even bigger and better Olympia Shopping Village, featuring around 240 exhibitors, offering a spectacular selection of shops... Read More

SIR AP MCCOY GIVES LESSONS TO SHETLAND JOCKEYS

Posted: 12/12/2018

RACING LEGEND SIR AP MCCOY GEARS UP THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF SHETLAND PONY JOCKEYS Ahead of Olympia, The London International Horse Show, which opens its doors on 17-23 December, retired racing legends Sir AP McCoy OBE and Bob Champion MBE headed to Ascot Racecourse to give some of the stars of the... Read More

New Packaging for British Horse Feeds

Posted: 12/12/2018

Well-known for their Original 10 minute beet and high fibre, conditioning feed, British Horse Feeds has updated their classic bags for Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet. In an effort to be environmentally friendly and after customer feedback on the bags the team has moved the loyalty scheme rosettes from the base of the bag... Read More

MIDAS THE MIRACLE HORSE LEADING THE PARADE

Posted: 11/12/2018

For most horse owners, one or two major health issues in their horse would be enough to put an end to any horsey plans and dreams but for one exceptional horse leading the All The Queen's Horses on the London New Year's Day Parade on the January 1st, his story is... Read More

TopSpec Healthy Hoof

Posted: 11/12/2018

TopSpec Healthy Hoof is designed to be added to any horse feed to greatly improve hoof quality. It not only includes optimum levels of all the micronutrients that promote hoof quality but also a broad range of micronutrients that improve the efficiency of the hoof supplement whilst also supporting light work.... Read More

Equerry Cool Mix and Cubes – The Cool Choice

Posted: 11/12/2018

Equerry Cool Cubes and Mix are ideal for horses and ponies in light work. ‘Non-Heating’ the cubes and mix are a low energy, high fibre formula and are suitable for horses and ponies that tend to be sharp or fizzy. Both contain low levels of sugar and starch and include added vitamins and... Read More

Perfect stocking fillers for the horse lovers!

Posted: 06/12/2018

Simply Equine is your first port of call for Equestrian DVD's and as an Equestrian Index user, you get a fantastic 25% discount on any order by using the code EQIND25 at the checkout! We have just added 6 great new DVD's to our extensive range of almost 200... Read More

Robinson Animal Healthcare Helps Chump Recover

Posted: 06/12/2018

In the space of just one month, Emily Culpeck’s horse, Chump, suffered two freak injuries. Luckily Emily had the knowledge and a fully stocked first aid kit to deal with each injury promptly and efficiently, which all aided a speedy recovery. Emily, a veterinary physiotherapist from Shropshire, has owned Chump... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property December 2018

Posted: 06/12/2018

Sudbury, Suffolk. Brook Farm is a character home with impressive reception rooms, vaulted ceilings and of particular merit are the garden and grounds approaching 4 acres providing a delightful setting to the property This unlisted timber frame barn has 4 bedrooms, en suite shower room, bathroom, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast... Read More

STIRRUPS! Dr David Marlin investigates

Posted: 06/12/2018

Although stirrups are a fundamental part of the saddle and have been for thousands of years, there is relatively little research on them. Melissa Andrew Rudd and Charlotte Farmer-Day (Brooksby Melton College), Hilary Clayton, Jane Williams (Hartpury) and myself have two papers available online "in press" today (November 29 2018). The first paper... Read More

International Eventing Forum 2019 at Hartpury!

Posted: 06/12/2018

The annual International Eventing Forum has become an essential date in the calendar of riders of all levels of skill and ambition, and 2019 looks set to be no different. Taking place on Monday the 4th of February at Hartpury Equine, this year the ‘Theme’ of the day is ‘Better - Not... Read More

Covalliero Quilted Joline Jacket

Posted: 04/12/2018

The new Covalliero quilted Joline Jacket is every rider’s must have for the upcoming winter months. Perfect for riding, the jacket has a contrasting metallic look, two-way zip fastener on the front and a convenient riding slit with statement buttons on the back for comfortable, easy riding whilst keeping warm and dry. The... Read More

LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR OLYMPIA

Posted: 04/12/2018

ELITE INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW From 17-23 December the world’s leading equestrian stars will compete at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, including 5 of the world’s top 10 Show Jumpers, some of Dressage’s biggest names and 6 of the world’s top 10 Drivers. Spectators will be... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian… flatter where it matters

Posted: 04/12/2018

New from Aztec Diamond Equestrian are these Technical 3D Thermals, designed to flatter where it matters. There’s nothing like a snuggly warm layer next to the skin to help keep the chill of winter at bay. Now you can layer up with these super soft, flexible, 3D knit seamless tights. Designed with... Read More

An evening with the legendary Ramiro B

Posted: 03/12/2018

More than 250 guests attended a very special ‘Evening with Ramiro B’ at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire to learn more about the many successes of this legendary stallion. Hosted by his owner, Nina Barbour, the event allowed visitors to get close up and personal with the Belgian Warmblood stallion and gave those... Read More

Judges announced for Horse of the Year Show 2019

Posted: 30/11/2018

Following the success of the 2018 Horse of the Year Show, it is with great pleasure to announce the showing judges for the 2019 Show. Each year the venue transforms into a mecca for equestrian enthusiasts as they arrive in their masses to compete or spectate and to witness who will... Read More

Welcome back Jonty! Back in the saddle at Hartpury!

Posted: 29/11/2018

Welcome back, Jonty! Olympic rider Jonty Evans has made a welcome return to Hartpury as part of his rehabilitation from a serious head injury. On a momentous day for everyone involved, he experienced the feeling of what it’s like to ride a horse again for the first time since sustaining life-threatening injuries... Read More

How to prevent an equine cough

Posted: 29/11/2018

Haygain are dedicated to improving equine health through research and innovation, and here they examine why a horse might cough, and the steps horse owners can take to help avoid their horse developing a cough in the first instance. It’s important to note that a healthy horse shouldn’t cough at all, so... Read More

TPL Equestrian are helping you make it personal this Christmas!

Posted: 27/11/2018

We love making it personal, especially at this time of year. We first started out by creating unique personalised equestrian clothing for clubs and yards across the UK and to this day maintain that same bespoke service. Each and every item across all of our ranges can be customised with our print... Read More

Sparkle & Shine this Christmas with Pegasus Jewellery

Posted: 27/11/2018

Equestrian jewellery brand Pegasus Jewellery have a wonderful collection of accessories, inspired by the founders love of all things equestrian. Classic shapes and every-day items such as stirrups, horseshoes and snaffles inspire the collection giving their customers beautiful every day pieces or something a little more special. Their rose gold friendship collection... Read More

The ultimate gift for the equestrian!

Posted: 27/11/2018

The ultimate gift for the equestrian! The Haygain patented steamers not only helps to manage and prevent respiratory ailments such as COPD / ROA, it also hydrates the forage into a highly palatable feed that is easy to digest and is ideal for fussy eaters, colic-prone and post-operative horses. Haygain’s steaming... Read More

Boost your first aid kit with ArcEquine this Christmas

Posted: 27/11/2018

The ArcEquine is the smallest wide-spectrum microcurrent device in the world. It is a wearable, completely drug-free, and non-invasive pain system designed for equine use. Customers have reported the device helps with a plethora of equine issues including arthritis, mud fever, laminitis, ligament, suspensory and tendon injuries and navicular, among many... Read More

DVDs make the perfect gift for the horse lovers in your life!

Posted: 27/11/2018

To celebrate Christmas (and our 10th Birthday!) we are offering an exclusive 25% discount to all users and followers of the Equestrian Index on our full range of over 200 equestrian DVDs. To claim your discount simply enter code EQIND25 at checkout. Offer ends 30th November. There is free worldwide postage... Read More

Horse & Rider First Aid Kit a perfect present for any horse owner

Posted: 27/11/2018

If you are stuck for a gift idea this Christmas, a Horse & Rider First Aid Kit from Robinson Animal Healthcare would make the perfect present for any horse owner. Coming in a handy, wipe clean bag with carry straps, the bag functions as a ruck sack to keep both hands free... Read More

A Charitable Message this Christmas

Posted: 27/11/2018

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund 2018 Christmas Card Collection has been released and includes two designs from Jane Davies, mother of Mark Davies & founder of the Charity who sadly passed away earlier this year. Presenting four eye-catching equestrian themed designs, the exclusive card collection also includes a card design... Read More

Luxury Gift Boxes - Perfect for someone special this Christmas

Posted: 27/11/2018

Are you looking for a unique, yet luxury gift for the horse lover in your life? Hooves & Love creates luxurious gift boxes filled with equestrian inspired products and provide a fully gift wrapped service, making it the perfect gift for someone special this Christmas. Our online selection of gift boxes includes... Read More

CHRISTMAS CLEAN-UP!

Posted: 27/11/2018

When it comes to keeping your new boots and bandages clean and looking stylish post Christmas, Golly Galoshes gaiters are your tack box hero! The waterproof, breathable and versatile leg gaiters help to keep bandages and boots clean and dry, so that your protective horse leg wear stays in great condition.... Read More

A horse is not just for Christmas!

Posted: 27/11/2018

If you are not yet familiar with our driftwood products you are in for a treat when you visit our website www.driftwoodhorse.co.uk . We have a beautiful selection of animal sculptures, mushrooms and furniture items. The life size horse is always popular and attracts a lot of attention but if your... Read More

Cosy Christmas with Equithème Côtes Kitted Bobble Hat

Posted: 27/11/2018

Looking for the perfect stocking filler? The Equithème Côtes Kitted Bobble Hat is the ideal gift to give this Christmas. Available in stylish Black, Ecru and Raspberry with a White pompom and wide cable knit design, this hat is perfect for on or off the yard. Decorated with a small emblem of the... Read More

‘CHRISTMAS FEEL GOOD’ FACTOR ALL YEAR ROUND!

Posted: 27/11/2018

Looking to give your horse the gift of vitality this Christmas? Aloeride is a natural organic aloe vera supplement on the market, which alongside daily grooming and good hygiene practices can help maintain healthy skin and hooves and encourage a shiny coat from the inside out. Aloeride not only helps to promote healthy... Read More

WINTER WARMERS!

Posted: 26/11/2018

Extreme winter weather calls for extreme clothing and British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech have some warm legwear “all sewn up” The Equetech Arctic Thermal Under breeches offer a toasty extra layer underneath your breeches this winter. Featuring a plush cozy lining, soft seam free seat, non chaff leg trim, wide comfort waistband and... Read More

Pageant planned for Royal Windsor in 2019

Posted: 26/11/2018

2019 celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and to mark this significant occasion, the BAFTA Award winning team of the 2016 Best Live Event (The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations) will stage The Pageant on the evenings of 9th, 10th and 11th May at Royal Windsor Horse Show. Presented... Read More

Jumping a Double with Pippa Allen

Posted: 26/11/2018

In this issue British Horse Feeds sponsored showjumper Pippa Allen explains what a double is and how it should be jumped. A double is two fences jumped closely together usually with one or two strides in between. As a rider, you should know how to stride out a distance between doubles and it’s... Read More

The Sky’s The Limit For New Therapy Donkey

Posted: 23/11/2018

Bryndafydd Animal Assisted Therapy which is supported by Mollichaff Donkey, has a new star on the scene! With huge hooves to fill, it is hoped that new donkey, Sky, will take over the role of being a very special therapy donkey following the retirement last year of 26-year-old Enoch, a... Read More

A Warmer Winter with Speedi-Beet

Posted: 23/11/2018

Speedi-Beet from British Horse Feeds is a unique beet pulp feed which can be soaked in warm water and ready to feed in just under ten minutes. Feeding Speedi-Beet warm helps to raise the horse’s core body temperature. There's a high proportion of soluble fibre, mostly pectins in Speedi-Beet, which means its... Read More

Harry Hall and The Pony Club join forces for new shopping service

Posted: 21/11/2018

Two great names of the equestrian world are to join forces as The Pony Club Shop will now be hosted by www.harryhall.com. Pony Club members and supporters can now shop for Pony Club books, posters, Pony Club badges, Pony Club ties, socks and more any time of the day or night,... Read More

Accessibility Mark Disabled Access Day

Posted: 20/11/2018

Exciting Plans for Accessibility Mark and Disabled Access Day The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is encouraging Accessibility Mark centres to hold events for Disabled Access Day 2019 to help introduce more disabled people to horse riding. Disabled Access Day was launched in 2015 to create opportunities for disabled people to try... Read More

ArcEquine microcurrent device aids recovery from mud fever

Posted: 16/11/2018

It’s that time of year again for Northern Hemisphere horse owners when the grass growth slows down, and mud makes an unwelcome return. For many, mud is simply an irritation that makes fields slippery, means extra hours will be spent grooming horses and the return of extremely dirty clothes and boots.... Read More

Variety Is the Spice of Life For Alfie

Posted: 16/11/2018

Ballydoolagh Alfie, owned by Huddersfield-based endurance rider, Jeni Gilbert, is proof that variety is the spice of life for this 11-year-old Connemara. Photo:West End Photography Alfie is making his mark in the sport of endurance with Jeni, a former Novice Champion, Endurance GB Senior and Supreme Champion (2007, 2011) and winner of several... Read More

Abbey England Leads consortium to save leather manufacturer

Posted: 14/11/2018

Three family businesses across Europe have joined forces to save J&E Sedgwick & Co., one of the UK’s oldest leather manufacturers. The consortium is made up of Cheshire based, Abbey England, renowned provider of saddlery and associated goods to the equestrian market, Kilger, a German tannery which has supplied Sedgwick with leather... Read More

What's new at Olympia this year?

Posted: 14/11/2018

WHAT’S NEW AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW 2018 Taking place from 17-23 December 2018, Olympia, The London International Horse Show will introduce several new features this year, ranging from a new equestrian display to more audience interaction and improved catering. Olympia is as focused as ever on enhancing the experiences... Read More

ArcEquine - How it is helping to heal injuries in Horses & Ponies

Posted: 14/11/2018

How the ArcEquine microcurrent device helps to heal injuries in horses and ponies The ArcEquine (£449.00 for the complete kit) is an easy-to-use microcurrent device designed for use on equines, providing therapeutic treatment that promotes tissue repair at a cellular level, and helps to manage the pain associated with tissue damage. Here... Read More

How to keep your horse hydrated in the winter

Posted: 14/11/2018

There is a misconception among some horse owners that they only need to worry about keeping their horse hydrated in the summer, when exercise in the sun and heat throughout the day can cause sweating and dehydration. Paying attention to how much water your horse consumes in the warmer months, and... Read More

Omega Equine All Star Academy – The Hit TV Show of the Year!

Posted: 14/11/2018

THE ‘must watch’ programme of the year on Horse & Country TV – the Omega Equine All Star Academy – is set to have you crying, laughing and wanting more! This five-part, hit equestrian reality TV show premieres on November 25 at 9pm and is the channel’s biggest and most anticipated... Read More

Ranch Rider Launch 2019 Wyoming Range Rider Weeks

Posted: 12/11/2018

In 2019, riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider will add two small group "Range Rider” experiences to its collection. The special weeks will take place at Wyoming’s remote, 1,300-acre Bitterroot Working Guest Ranch, the property surrounded by the Shoshone National Forest, where the ranch’s 450 head of Black Angus and Scottish Highland... Read More

Looking After Your Paddocks This Winter

Posted: 08/11/2018

Your horse’s grazing is important to his health and well-being and provides a huge amount of nutritional goodness. Advice on keeping your grassland in good condition this winter is available from one of the leading experts, Jonathan Cox of Suregrow. Explains Jonathan: “If the preparation is right then the maintenance and upkeep of... Read More

Pony Success with Mollichaff Donkey!

Posted: 08/11/2018

Although Mollichaff Donkey has been formulated as a complete fibre feed for donkeys, it is also a fantastic low energy choice for horses and ponies too, as young rider, Thalia Nuttall, can testify to. 12-year-old Thalia from Lincolnshire grew up surrounded by donkeys as her father is award-winning beach donkey owner, John... Read More

TURKISH AIRLINES RENEWS SPONSORSHIP OF LIHS OLYMPIA

Posted: 08/11/2018

Organisers of the UK’s largest indoor equestrian Show Olympia, The London International Horse Show, announce Turkish Airlines has extended its sponsorship of the annual event, becoming title sponsor of two Show Jumping classes at the event, which take place from 17-23 December 2018. Turkish Airlines, which has an established association with leading... Read More

An Evening at Bolesworth with the Legendary Ramiro B

Posted: 08/11/2018

LOOKING for a stallion for your mare for next season or simply wanting to get up close up and personal with one of the leading sires of the day? The legendary Belgian Warmblood Stallion, Ramiro B will be the focus of a celebratory evening at Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire on November... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian… adding a touch of sparkle

Posted: 06/11/2018

Aztec Diamond have introduced a fabulous new pair of breeches to their A/W collection. ‘Skyline’ were inspired by a city from the sky and have just the right amount of sparkle. Skyline Breeches are available in the most beautiful shades of Purple, Teal, Navy and White. A colour for every occasion.... Read More

Need to ease that admin headache?

Posted: 05/11/2018

Not everybody has the time or inclination to spend hours on office administration. Rachel Moss at Star Admin can carry this load for you by providing a bespoke service suited to your needs. Rachel has extensive experience of all aspects of general administration, office management and event management with particular expertise in... Read More

Is your yard safe? Top Tips from Shearwater Insurance

Posted: 05/11/2018

As we edge further into winter it is important to know that your yard is being kept as safe as possible. As we all know tack, rugs and various equestrian equipment can be accumulated over many years and can hold a great amount of sentimental value, as well as actual value.... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property for sale November 2018

Posted: 05/11/2018

A stylish, compact training yard finished to the highest specification at the foot of Warren Hill Cambridge 13 miles • Stansted Airport 32 miles • Junction 27 M25 49 miles The Lodge: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Dining Room, Kitchen, Sitting Room, Office and Owner’s Room Stable Flat: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom,... Read More

New Upcoming Dressage Rider Joins the Equithème Team

Posted: 05/11/2018

Equithème have a great team of riders and ambassadors and are always looking for new and upcoming talent that can join their UK team. 15-year-old Sophie Williams, based in North Wales, has had great success competing with her dressage ponies. Some of Sophie’s greatest achievements include being selected for the British Dressage... Read More

FORWARD PLANNING WITH EQUINE CONSTRUCTION

Posted: 05/11/2018

Taking that first step towards your dream equestrian facility is a time full of excitement, apprehension and stress. With planning and design to consider before even breaking ground, where do you even start when thinking about building the equestrian dream? The team at Equine Construction and Equine Planning offer their... Read More

AUTUMN WATCH - COLIC & RESPIRATORY DISEASE

Posted: 05/11/2018

The onset of Autumn relieves most of us of some problems but brings others. Flies are getting significantly less of a problem in most areas - a relief for anyone with a horse or pony affected by Sweet Itch. Lush grass growth is down - a blessing for those with animals... Read More

Q & A with Laurence Pearman of SMS

Posted: 02/11/2018

Twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers some frequently asked questions on saddlery. Question One: I purchased a brand new dressage saddle three months ago. At the time of purchase my saddle fitter and trainer both told me the saddle... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian Show Sweater… Totally Versatile!

Posted: 02/11/2018

The V neck show sweater from Aztec Diamond is an essential multipurpose item for your wardrobe. Being totally versatile it is perfect for layering under your show jacket to keep you warm, with a pair of breeches for an elegant training look or simply with a pair of jeans for a smart... Read More

New 'Mane ‘n Tail‘ collection launches in UK and Eire

Posted: 02/11/2018

British Wholesaler Equine Management Ltd announces the launch of two new dazzling products from leading American grooming brand, Straight Arrow Products, Inc. Mane ‘n Tail Ultimate Gloss Shampoo provides the horse with a gentle deep cleanse, leaving the coat soft and silky, with a premium, reflective shine. The pH balanced formula is... Read More

Dressage Stars head to Liverpool International

Posted: 02/11/2018

Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester Head to the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Dressage stars will light up the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show stage at the iconic Echo Arena on the opening night of the equestrian and family extravaganza. Spectators will witness some of the country’s leading names including the... Read More

WORLD HORSE WELFARE ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL CHARITY OF RWHS

Posted: 02/11/2018

World Horse Welfare, a UK-based charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning and hands-on-care, has been announced as the Official Charity for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019, which will take place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle from the 8-12... Read More

Haygain examine Laminitis: What it is, the causes & symptoms

Posted: 01/11/2018

Haygain examine what laminitis is, what causes it and how to spot it in your horse or pony Laminitis is a crippling condition that affects horses and ponies around the world, attacking the integrity, strength and function of their hooves. It strikes fear into their owners and is taken extremely seriously by... Read More

SHETLAND PONY GRAND NATIONAL RETURNS TO OLYMPIA

Posted: 31/10/2018

From 17-23 December 2018, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, will welcome the return of the much-loved Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National, a fast and furious race showcasing some of the UK’s young, talented, and up-and-coming jockeys. This year’s line-up features some of the brightest young names in horse racing, including:... Read More

What Makes a Good Accessibility Mark Centre?

Posted: 31/10/2018

Lizzie Hill has been involved with the Accessibility Mark scheme from its very foundation, turning a revolutionary idea to provide training to commercial equestrian centres, to enable them to confidently teach disabled people to ride, into reality. Here Lizzie explains what makes a good Accessibility Mark Centre. As the pilot project has... Read More

Bandaging for wound management with Robinson Animal Healthcare

Posted: 26/10/2018

The Three Stages of Bandaging Bandaging plays an important role in wound management, particularly when it involves the lower leg. When applying a bandage to a wound, there are three main layers that should be used to help provide protection and facilitate healing. The Primary Layer The primary layer is in direct contact with... Read More

Pony Club – a great starting point at West Country Equine Fair!

Posted: 25/10/2018

Imagine performing as a young rider in front of a large crowd in an arena. The competitors in the Pony Club horse & hound show jumping challenge (sponsored by Stags) will do just that. Introduced to the annual Westcountry Equine Fair ten years ago, it now has a dedicated following from... Read More

Aztec Diamond Equestrian Wool Pom Beanie. Your accessory go-to!

Posted: 25/10/2018

To keep their customers fully accessorised from head to toe, Aztec Diamond have introduced a fabulous Wool Pom Beanie for this season. An outdoor essential, this snuggly beanie is crafted from the softest, high quality wool mix. A hat that oozes quality, you can really top off your look. The folded... Read More

FEI WEG MEDALLISTS PARADE AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 25/10/2018

Olympia, The London International Horse Show will welcome Team GBR’s medallists from the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 to the annual event to take part in a celebratory parade on the evening of Thursday 20 December 2018. The parade marks the success of British athletes, who won eight medals... Read More

Manage Arthritis with ArcEquine

Posted: 24/10/2018

Degenerative joint disease, more commonly known as arthritis, is an uncomfortable disease associated with the ageing horse. Becoming increasingly painful throughout the colder winter months, this issue can become devastating if left unmanaged. In many cases arthritis is caused by inflammation, this inflammation leads to swelling and the associated pain. When the... Read More

Beautiful Friendship Bracelet joins Hiho Silver’s Collection

Posted: 23/10/2018

Hiho Silver has added a new Exclusive Friendship Bracelet to its Collection and, at £25, it makes a great stocking filler this festive season. The bracelet combines strong, silken cord with evenly spaced sterling silver balls, held in place with knots. The fastening means that the bracelet is highly adjustable... Read More

Georgie Spence joins Haygain as supported rider

Posted: 19/10/2018

Event rider Georgie Spence has joined horse health experts Haygain as a supported rider. Georgie has been using the Haygain products for some time and relies on their patented technology to ensure her horses feel their best for their International and top level competition. "Team Spence will be working closely with... Read More

How can steaming hay be beneficial for insulin-resistant horses

Posted: 19/10/2018

Haygain, manufacturers of the eponymous, innovative hay steaming range (from £695.00), Forager slow feeders, Flexineb equine nebulisers and the Comfortstall flooring system, examine the pros and cons of soaking and steaming hay for insulin-resistant horses. Horses can become insulin resistant for a range of reasons including obesity, metabolic syndrome, equine Cushing’s disease,... Read More

Emily Cooke Wins the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon

Posted: 19/10/2018

This year’s British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance was a great success, attracting more than 200 competitors from all over the UK. The 160km Speedi-Beet Red Dragon was hotly contested with a close finish but it was young rider, Emily Cooke, who raced to the end, securing the 2018... Read More

EQUIGLO scoops BETA feed assurance mark

Posted: 18/10/2018

Henry Bell & Co's EQUIGLO Quick Soak 10 Minute Beet® has been awarded the BETA feed assurance mark to help owners identify feeds suitable for horses and ponies prone to EGUS (equine gastric ulcer syndrome). The feed, made from British-grown, non-GM sugar beet, successfully passed the BETA scheme's stringent, three-stage application process,... Read More

Additional Fibre for Fritz from Mollichaff Veteran

Posted: 18/10/2018

29-year-old, 16hh gelding, Fritz, owned by Gwen Findlay from Glasgow for 24 years, has been a faithful companion – a real golden oldie. Over the years, Gwen and Fritz have enjoyed having a go at a variety of disciplines and in later years have had some success at veteran showing, with... Read More

Darren Jones is Awarded Best Crew Member

Posted: 18/10/2018

British Horse Feeds presented Darren Jones with the recognition award for ‘Best Crew Member’ at the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Festival of Endurance 2018. Darren, who is based in Powys, was nominated by his partner Karen Cadman and friend Kat Ingram. Darren Jones with his award for Best Crew Member... Read More

Nathalie Secures TopSpec Medium Silver at BD National Champs

Posted: 18/10/2018

Nathalie Wahlund and Oldencraig Echo O captured the TopSpec Medium Silver at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships after a stunning performance. The pair won in convincing style on what was a Championship debut for Nathalie riding Oldencraig Echo O to head the class with a score of 70.83%. Nathalie Wahlund and Oldencraig... Read More

The UK’s biggest equestrian shopping show Your Horse Live!!

Posted: 17/10/2018

New and exciting for 2018: Friday is “Train like the Stars” day. Whether you’re a qualified trainer, coach or rider there is something here for everyone to learn and take away. Be inspired, amazed and informed with our Masterclasses covering Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing and Showing. Visitors get to watch the SEIB... Read More

CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN AND ‘MRS VALEGRO’ at Olympia!

Posted: 17/10/2018

Returning for another year of top equestrian action, Olympia, The London International Horse Show will be hosting the world’s best riders in London, from the 17-23 December. Bringing a ‘first ever’ to Olympia, Charlotte Dujardin CBE and her protégée, Mount St John Freestyle, dubbed ‘Mrs Valegro’, will be performing their never... Read More

Muddy Marvellous from Nettex – Be Prepared

Posted: 15/10/2018

Autumn has arrived and wet weather is not far away. If you have a horse that suffers with mud related conditions then Nettex have a Muddy Marvellous range that is here to help. Before wet weather starts, preparation is key and should you get caught out we have everything you need... Read More

New faces at Hilton Herbs

Posted: 12/10/2018

Leading supplement manufacturer, Hilton Herbs, based in Somerset, recently welcomed two new team members from the world of Eventing. Kate Jupp Bsc (Hons) AMCST has joined to manage the Hilton Herbs Helpline which has a worldwide reputation as an objective informed and empathetic advice line. Kate, a qualified equine brings a... Read More

2019 Final year for Mitsubishi Motors Sponsorship at Badminton

Posted: 12/10/2018

After a record-breaking twenty eight years as title sponsor of the Badminton Horse Trials, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has decided to withdraw after the 2019 Event. Badminton is recognised as one of the world’s greatest sporting contests. Mitsubishi Motors has played an enormous role in maintaining the prestige of this... Read More

Boost healing, manage pain & have a happier horse with ArcEquine

Posted: 11/10/2018

ArcEquine have created the world’s smallest microcurrent therapy device specifically for use with equines, to promote tissue repair and assist with pain management. Microcurrent therapy is a completely non-invasive and drug-free treatment used by leading riders and trainers around the world for the prevention and cure of equine sports injuries –... Read More

“Why are Wow saddles so cheap?”

Posted: 09/10/2018

A conversation with David Kempsell, co-founder and Managing Director of Wow Saddles, uncovered a surprising question. He told us that at events this summer, he has continually been asked “Why are WOW saddles so cheap?” £2,700 or thereabouts is still a lot of money, but the question repeatedly comes after the potential... Read More

Moreton Morrell College Forging Ahead

Posted: 09/10/2018

Most students returning back to full-time education after the summer holidays will be back in the traditional classroom, pen and textbook in hand. Not so for the new batch of trainee farriers at Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire who have swapped pen for hammer and the classroom for a fiery forge! This September,... Read More

Great reasons to attend the West Country Equine Fair!

Posted: 05/11/2018

There is plenty to see and do at this year’s Westcountry Equine Fair, taking place at Westpoint in Exeter on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December. Come and join us to celebrate the ‘Best of the West’ Great reasons to attend the Westcountry Equine Fair! Tim Cheffings – Event Rider will provide a... Read More

NEW!! Special Offers page launched from The Equestrian Index

Posted: 09/10/2018

Our super business members now have a unique opportunity to offer their discounts, promotions and special offers directly to you via our new SPECIAL OFFERS TAB! Visit the homepage of www.equestrianindex.com where you will find a new tab directing you to some fab special offers from top companies giving you the chance... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property for Sale October 2018

Posted: 09/10/2018

EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY HOUSE with STUNNING VIEWS OVER ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE with a SELF CONTAINED ANNEXE, EQUESTRIAN & LEISURE FACILITIES. In all about 36 ACRES with a further 36 acres available by negotiation. Kniveton Wood Farm is an exceptional property. It is situated just 3 miles north of the market town of Ashbourne,... Read More

EARLY BIRD HAAS LAUNCH BUNDLES!

Posted: 09/10/2018

Here at Hi Form Equine, we are always on the lookout for high quality brands that focus on the care and well-being of our horses. With all our partnerships we are looking for the “best of breed” so that our customers are always delighted with the innovations that we bring. Our latest... Read More

TIME TO BRING OUT THE RUGS? MAYBE NOT QUITE YET!

Posted: 09/10/2018

As the overnight temperatures dip to ~5°c we are pulling out the fleeces and jumpers from our Winter clothes drawers! Should we do the same for our horses? If they are fit, healthy, unclipped and in good body condition then maybe not! We should not necessarily judge what “clothing” our horses... Read More

Final Day Round up from Horse of The Year Show 2018!

Posted: 08/10/2018

The British Showjumping 128cm Championship Izabella Rogers showed great form by winning the 128cm Pony Championship at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham on Sunday. The 10-year-old, from Chelmsford in Essex, triumphed in the corresponding class at Hickstead this summer, and she was again on top form with her 15-year-old... Read More

Saturday Round Up from Horse of The Year Show 2018

Posted: 08/10/2018

View Point holds onto his crown in the Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Show Hunter of the Year Championship The fantastic View Point didn’t let his Show Hunter crown slip away on day three of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) as he reclaimed the Catplant Group of Companies Ltd. Show... Read More

Friday Roundup from Horse of The Year Show 2018

Posted: 08/10/2018

Francois Mathy Jr takes the Grandstand Welcome Stakes Belgium's Francois Mathy Jr staved off a powerful British challenge to win the opening international class of Horse of the Year Show at the NEC Genting Arena in Birmingham. Francois, riding 13-year-old gelding Falco van de Clehoeve, posted a time of 54.23 seconds in... Read More

Thursday Round up from Horse of The Year Show 2018

Posted: 05/10/2018

Jessica Howard takes the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Champion title Jessica Howard produced a nerveless performance to win the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship on day two of Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham. Almost half of the 24 starters jumped clear, setting up a jump-off that did not disappoint in... Read More

Maintain Weight in Winter with Mollichaff Condition Complete

Posted: 05/10/2018

With the possibility of a hard winter ahead and forage prices increasing, you can provide additional high quality digestible fibre by feeding a fibre-based feed in place of cereals. If you have an underweight horse or pony or one that tends to lose weight over the colder months and then struggles... Read More

Lucinda Stewart crowned British Showjumping Silver League Champ

Posted: 03/10/2018

Scottish rider Lucinda Stewart made a nine-year wait worthwhile as she claimed a thrilling victory on the opening day of the Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham's Genting Arena. Lucinda, from Ayrshire, last competed at the prestigious event, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, in 2009. But she returned in... Read More

Natasha Hewitt takes the Horseware Bronze League Championship

Posted: 03/10/2018

Natasha Hewitt launched the 2018 Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham by being crowned Horseware Bronze League Champion. There was no doubting the Doncaster-based rider's supremacy in the opening class of an eagerly-awaited 70th anniversary show aboard JJS Impressive. Image: 1st Class Images While Natasha admitted that she was struggling to... Read More

Soaking Hay Versus Steaming Hay

Posted: 03/10/2018

As we get ever closer to winter in the Northern Hemisphere, horse owners can look forward to months of reliance on stored forage to ensure their horses are warm and comfortable during the colder months of the year. Hay and haylage are by far the most popular types of forage fed... Read More

International Showjumpers confirmed to compete at HOYS 2018

Posted: 03/10/2018

Get ready to take your seats to witness the greatest names of Showjumping compete at this year’s Horse of the Year Show. HOYS is delighted to announce the International Showjumpers who will be competing at the 70th Anniversary Show held at the Genting Arena, Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd – 7th October... Read More

Where to watch Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 03/10/2018

Today marks the start of Horse of the Year Show’s 70th Anniversary celebrations, which take place at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena through until Sunday 7th October. A place where audiences can be inspired by world-class International Showjumping along with an exciting line up of National Showing and National Showjumping Championships with... Read More

Master Saddle Maker Recognition for Sean

Posted: 02/10/2018

A prestigious new category recognising the considerable skill and knowledge held by saddlers throughout Walsall has gained its first recipient. The Society of Master Saddlers’ ‘Master Saddle Maker’ title has been awarded to longstanding industry expert, Sean Jeffs of Vale Brothers. Sean has worked for the Walsall-based business for 11 years after they... Read More

Winter Warmers from Equetech

Posted: 02/10/2018

Fed up with being cold, wet and miserable? While we can't do anything about the winter weather but British equestrian fashion brand, Equetech can help you stay warm, stylish and just a little happier as we head into the depths of winter life with horses. The Equetech Lexi Long Packable Coat is... Read More

Owners still need to do more to manage equine gastric ulcers

Posted: 05/11/2018

KEEPING horses comfortable, at a healthy weight, and working happily are all challenges that face everyone who owns or cares for a horse or pony with ulcers. Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) affects roughly 40% of leisure horses, 60% of competition horses and up to 90% of racehorses. But a brand... Read More

Keeping Saddlery in Good Repair!

Posted: 02/10/2018

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

New Covalliero Active Bianca Shirt

Posted: 02/10/2018

Be prepared for the colder months with the new Covalliero Active Bianca Shirt from the Autumn/Winter Collection. Every rider’s winter must have, the Bianca shirt is long sleeved, lightweight and breathable making it the perfect item for layering. The central zip creates a statement look whilst being practically efficient for temperature control. With the... Read More

Please help researchers improve care of wounds

Posted: 02/10/2018

Horse owners in the UK are being invited to take part in a new project to help improve the management of the skin and flesh wounds that are a common type of emergency in horses. Researchers at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham have teamed up... Read More

More than just a casual sweat by Equithème

Posted: 01/10/2018

The Equithème Zipped Sweatshirt with hood is a comfortable and warm choice for those who love a trendy look. The front of the jacket features heat-retaining padded nylon to keep the warmth within, whilst the back and arms include the classic sweatshirt fabric for a cool look. An S-shaped fit on the... Read More

Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Boots

Posted: 01/10/2018

THE Veredus Carbon Gel Vento Boots by Marcus Ehning include a Tendon and Fetlock Boot, both with double ventilation. Carbon Gel Vento is the first cannon bone protector that guarantees double ventilation thanks to the latest research and technology. The heat released from the horse’s leg passes through the microperforated neoprene layer and... Read More

Veredus Winter Hoof

Posted: 01/10/2018

WITH the colder, wetter, winter months hooves can easily deteriorate and before you know it problems arise that can leave lasting damage. Veredus Winter Hoof is a grease with thyme-oil and vitamin F that has been specially developed and is particularly recommended during the coldest periods of the year. The nutritional action of... Read More

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

Posted: 01/10/2018

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

Bucas Atlantic Turnout 200 – Protection Against the Elements

Posted: 01/10/2018

The Bucas Atlantic 200 is a middleweight, robust and durable turnout rug offering protection against the elements. The rug is made from a high quality waterproof and breathable Ballistic Nylon outer with an interlocking weave outer to combine strength and resilience. A new silky ‘Dermo-care’ lining includes wicking and ‘Stay-dry’ properties that help... Read More

Uvex Onyxx Glamour Riding Helmet

Posted: 01/10/2018

Add a touch of style to your riding look with the Onyxx Glamour from Uvex. This child’s riding helmet offers a touch of sparkle with its fun design but essentially delivers on safety. As children grow so quickly, the three-dimensional size adjustment system ensures an excellent long-term fit. Outstanding ventilation properties and a climate... Read More

Dressage riders confirmed for HOYS 2018

Posted: 01/10/2018

This year’s Horse of the Year Show features the sixth running of the annual Dressage Future Elite Championship. Taking place during the evening performance on Thursday 4th October, this prestigious competition provides a platform for the UK's rising Grand Prix horses to gain invaluable experience under the spotlight at a world... Read More

Golden Girl shines at WEG!

Posted: 28/09/2018

Here Robinson Animal Healthcare catches up with their sponsored rider, double gold medal winner Sophie Wells, following a phenomenal World Equestrian Games. Golden Girl Q. Congratulations on a phenomenally successful World Equestrian Games. Two gold medals and team silver, did this surpass your expectations? A. Definitely the individual medals. The performances that managed to... Read More

A Warmer Winter with Speedi-Beet from British Horse Feeds

Posted: 28/09/2018

Speedi-Beet from British Horse Feeds is a unique beet pulp feed which can be soaked in warm water and ready to feed in just under ten minutes. Feeding Speedi-Beet warm helps to raise the horse’s core body temperature. There's a high proportion of soluble fibre, mostly pectins in Speedi-Beet, which means its... Read More

New Splash of Colours in the Grub’s Frostline Range

Posted: 28/09/2018

This season Grub’s have added three new vibrant colours to their Frostline range offering you a great choice. Further to their classic colours of Black, Moss Green and Violet, there is now Fuchsia, Scarlet and Ocean to brighten up this winter. Famous for being the perfect boot to wear all day, the... Read More

The importance of steaming hay while travelling

Posted: 28/09/2018

The World Equestrian Games in Tryon this month has seen 550 elite equine athletes flown in from around the world to take part, with another 270 being transported overland from within the United States. This is an incredible feat of logistics, yet it represents just a fraction of the millions of... Read More

Shearwater Young Horse Finals 2018

Posted: 26/09/2018

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

Serving up 70 Years of Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 26/09/2018

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

A spectacular Sunday Gala Evening Finale in store

Posted: 24/09/2018

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

Preparing for Your Vet to Visit

Posted: 24/09/2018

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

HorseHage – The Professional Choice for Every Horse and Pony

Posted: 20/09/2018

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

Carl Takes Team Bronze at WEG

Posted: 19/09/2018

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

Keeping Mud Fever at bay for over a decade

Posted: 19/09/2018

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

Laura and London 52 at Blenheim

Posted: 18/09/2018

LAURA AND LONDON MAKE THEIR MARK AT SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS Laura Collett demonstrated her good eye for a young horse when she finished first and third in the prestigious CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses at the Ssangyong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials. photo: Adam Fanthorpe Previous winners of this class have... Read More

Four HOYS Wild Cards given from the LeMieux La Liga

Posted: 18/09/2018

Following the successful introduction of the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) Showing Wild Cards in 2015, we are thrilled to announce that this year will see a total of four wild cards awarded. The ridden showing wild cards will provide the opportunity for the winners to compete at HOYS 2018... Read More

Saddle Fitting Course Heads Down Under

Posted: 18/09/2018

THE Society of Master Saddlers’ is pleased to support the running of the SMS/BETA Introductory Saddle Fitting Course which is heading down under and will be held in New Zealand for the first time ever later this year. This major new initiative, organised and headlined by the British Equestrian Trade Association will... Read More

Supreme judges are all set for Horse of the Year Show 2018

Posted: 18/09/2018

With just weeks to go until Horse of the Year Show, the suspense has been building to find out who will be judging this year’s showing Supreme Championships ahead of the Gala Evening Finale on the Sunday evening. The Show takes place at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena from 3rd – 7th... Read More

Helen Reader of SMS at National Championships

Posted: 18/09/2018

Society of Master Saddlers Executive Committee Member Triumphs at National Championships Well-known saddler Helen Reader was in triumphant form at this year’s British Riding Clubs NAF 5 Star National Championships. Based in Carmarthen, Helen is a Society of Master Saddlers Master Saddler & Harness Maker and Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter. She made the successful... Read More

Bella wins at Blenheim

Posted: 18/09/2018

BELLA HOLDS HER NERVE TO TRIUMPH AT SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE HORSE TRIALS Young British talent Bella Innes Ker pulled off the first major victory of her career in the CCI3* class at SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials. Riding the 14-year-old mare Carolyn, who belongs to her mother, the Duchess... Read More

‘LAND OF FIRE’ AZERBAIJAN comes to OLYMPIA

Posted: 18/09/2018

Organisers of the UK’s largest indoor show, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, are delighted to announce that Karabakh riders from Azerbaijan will perform their display, ‘Land of Fire’ at the ever-popular equestrian event, taking place from 17-23 December 2018. ‘Land of Fire’ was created by the Azerbaijan Equestrian Federation to... Read More

Haygain launch ROI calculator for revolutionary ComfortStall

Posted: 18/09/2018

Horse health leaders Haygain launch a digital calculator to help customers calculate the potential return on investment once they've had the revolutionary flooring system, ComfortStall, installed. You can try the calculator here: https://haygain.co.uk/pages/comfortstall-roi-calculator Haygain launched ComfortStall in the U.K. at the start of the year and have since gone on... Read More

It's A Golden Glow For British Eventers at Tryon!

Posted: 18/09/2018

Great Britain's eventers claimed a golden double on an unforgettable day of action at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). Rosalind Canter not only led the British team to glory - their first world Gold medal since 2010 - but she also won the Individual title with her brilliant... Read More

It’s official! Hartpury University has arrived

Posted: 17/09/2018

Hartpury has been officially granted university status by the government in a landmark year for the award-winning institution specialising in equine studies. Hartpury University – formerly University Centre Hartpury – will operate alongside Hartpury College on its state-of-the-art 360-hectare campus just outside Gloucester and Cheltenham. It follows the Privy Council’s decision to... Read More

Exciting Developments for Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 14/09/2018

This year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ AGM took place at The Black Country Living Museum and was very well attended with members travelling from all parts of the country. As well as society business the day also provided the opportunity for members to gain a fascinating, behind the scenes look at the... Read More

Chris Taylor is New President for Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 14/09/2018

Chris Taylor has been appointed as the new President of the Society of Master Saddlers. Well-known throughout the industry and with a successful career running Saddlers’ Den in Southport, Merseyside, Chris is a Master Saddler and has run the business for 22 years. Chris will work closely with the Chief Executive, Hazel Morley,... Read More

HOYS STEP UP TO HELP EQUESTRIAN CHARITY IN NEED

Posted: 13/09/2018

On hearing the tragic news of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund's major loss due to the theft of their van and stock destined for Burghley Horse Trials, Horse of the Year Show has stepped in to offer the Charity a 'Money Can't Buy Experience' prize at the show with a... Read More

Cleo is now fighting fit with help from Robinson's

Posted: 11/09/2018

Cleo is now fighting fit with help from Robinson Animal Healthcare When promising home-bred dressage horse, Cleo, came in from the field on three legs, owner Lara Edwards initially thought the injury wasn’t too serious. Four-year-old Cleo had been turned out with a few other horses of a similar age at Lara’s base... Read More

RDA Appeal for More Riding Opportunities in the West Midlands

Posted: 11/09/2018

A national charity is encouraging more riding schools in the West Midlands to open their doors to more disabled people. Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has found that over half of its groups in the UK have more demand than they can meet. There are currently 37 dedicated RDA... Read More

Give your grass a boost with CSM

Posted: 11/09/2018

Give your paddock boost this autumn with CSM from Suregrow. Did you know that 85% of grassland is definite in minerals and trace element. CSM is specially designed to solve this problem. Your horses’ health can benefit from improving the levels of minerals and element in grass. CSM contains calcified seaweed, Suregrow products... Read More

Uvex Exxential Riding Helmet – Offering Great Value

Posted: 10/09/2018

Whether schooling at home or riding in the competition arena, the Uvex Exxential Riding Helmet is made to perform. This stylish riding helmet is superbly finished with a soft microfiber covering and comes in a range of chic matt colours. In-mould technology combines the highest protection whilst helping the helmet to remain... Read More

Treat your horse like a king or queen with Castle Treats!

Posted: 10/09/2018

New from Castle Horse Feeds, Castle Treats contain mixed herbs and peppermint oil, for a taste that your horse will adore. But they’re not just tasty, they’re also high in fibre, low in sugar and contain zero molasses and zero whole grains! Research has shown that feeding your horse treats can be... Read More

SMS Introductory Course in Saddle Fitting

Posted: 10/09/2018

Wanting to develop your saddle fitting skills or looking for a new career? The Society of Master Saddlers is holding an Introductory Course in Saddle Fitting on October 22 and 23 at Moulton College in Northamptonshire. The course will look at and explain the basic principles of the Society of Master Saddlers recommended... Read More

Annabel Shields’s amazing HOYS qualification haul

Posted: 07/09/2018

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

High Cross Equestrian Centre Gains Accessibility Mark

Posted: 07/09/2018

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

Choose Mollichaff For Additional High Quality Digestible Fibre!

Posted: 07/09/2018

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

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

Posted: 07/09/2018

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

Caring for the geriatric horse with Haygain

Posted: 06/09/2018

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

Online safeguarding training for Equestrians

Posted: 06/09/2018

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

Protective boots for horses – The Pros and Cons!

Posted: 06/09/2018

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

Featured Equestrian Property September 2018

Posted: 05/09/2018

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

The Equestrian Index Shortlisted for National Award

Posted: 05/09/2018

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

Spice Up Your Autumn With A New Horseback Adventure!

Posted: 05/09/2018

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

HEROES TO PARADE AT SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE

Posted: 05/09/2018

Spectators at the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (13-16 September) will have the chance to see some equestrian heroes parading during the event. On Sunday, 16 September – which also features the cross-country for the CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses and the final showjumping phase of the feature CCI3* class... Read More

Aztec Diamond launch striking new shade for Autumn

Posted: 05/09/2018

Aztec Diamond has introduced a striking new shade into their popular base layers for the Autumn Winter 2018 season. The Base Layer top is in this season’s hottest new trend, burgundy. Also available in a whole range of beautiful colours this stylish and functional top has been designed to be worn... Read More

No mud on me with Nettex

Posted: 04/09/2018

Wet weather can be an all-year-round problem in the UK and some horse owners may feel they spend more time brushing mud of their horses than they do riding! However, thanks to Nettex, you can significantly reduce grooming time quickly and easily by using Seven Day Mud Away. Seven Day Mud Away... Read More

Leather Care with Veredus

Posted: 04/09/2018

Whatever the time of year, whether enjoying the summer sun but dealing with the drying effects on leather or coping with the cold and wet of winter, leaving tack damp and at times muddy, good saddlery care can help it last a lifetime. The Verdus Biocare Leather care range provides the... Read More

New Veredus Save The Sheep Techo Range

Posted: 04/09/2018

THE Veredus Save The Sheep TRS range is a new line in techno sheepskin with a man-made lining fabric. Offering a host of advantages, the techno sheepskin can be easily washed and dries quickly, whereas real lambskin requires considerable and time consuming maintenance. When competing on a surface, traditionally sand can be... Read More

Latest Brand from Zebra Products - Covalliero comes to the UK

Posted: 04/09/2018

COVALLIERO, the leading equestrian fashion and lifestyle label from Germany is now available in the UK and looks set to be a huge hit. From the Albert Kerbl portfolio, Covalliero brings a fresh new approach for all those horse owners and fans wanting a stylish, good value collection and has been... Read More

Helgstrand Dressage: Title Sponsor of Dressage at WEG

Posted: 03/09/2018

TRYON, NC, USA - September 2, 2018 - Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center and the Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 is proud to announce an unprecedented partnership with Helgstrand Dressage, welcoming them as the Official Discipline Sponsor of Dressage at the FEI World... Read More

Helping the lame to walk, trot and gallop again

Posted: 03/09/2018

Gene therapy techniques have been used to help cure horses of lameness, a study involving experts at The University of Nottingham has shown. By injecting plasmid DNA into the torn ligaments and tendons the researchers were able to see that blood vessels developed within the tissue and the tissue grew back without... Read More

A fabulous fourth win for Shane Breen at Hickstead!

Posted: 03/09/2018

Ireland’s Shane Breen finished a superb Hickstead season in style when claiming today’s £6,000 All England Grand Prix with the nine-year-old stallion Clyde VA. A total of 74 starters came forward for the Grand Prix, which is the feature class of this four-day national championships, with eight combinations jumping clear in... Read More

Why Choose The Skyline™ Boots from Grub’s

Posted: 03/09/2018

Looking for a warm, stylish boot whether out on the yard or walking the dog – the Skyline from Grub’s performance boots ticks the box perfectly. The Skyline boots maximise Grub’s unique Superdri™ lining, which is hard wearing, and wicks moisture away from the wearer’s foot, to prevent a sweaty and uncomfortable... Read More

Mars,Incorporated: Official Eventing Discipline Sponsor WEG

Posted: 03/09/2018

TRYON, NC USA The Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) has announced a partnership with Mars, Incorporated as the title sponsor of the Eventing discipline for the Games. WEG is set to be held in Tryon, North Carolina, from September 11-23 at Tryon International Equestrian... Read More

Hartpury experts research into whip use by horse riders

Posted: 06/09/2018

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

It's A Wrap! Autumnal style from Equetech

Posted: 30/08/2018

Wrap yourself up in style this season with the new Equetech Poncho & Wrap Collection. This gorgeous Equetech Reversible Snaffles Poncho gives you twice the love with its reversible design. Choose from classic navy with grey snaffle bit detail or slip into 'easy to wear' grey with navy bit design hem. Styled... Read More

Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition

Posted: 30/08/2018

FROM elegant head collars to stunning bridles, a saddle safety handle and superb saddles – the classes at the 2019 Society of Master Saddlers’ National Competition provide plenty of choice for wide ranging skills and creativity. One of the highlights in the world of saddlery and craftsmanship, the competition continues to bring... Read More

Benefits of Haygain steamed hay remain in place for 3 days

Posted: 30/08/2018

A Swiss study has found that Hay is the most popular forage fed to horses and ponies around the world as it is cheap, readily available and palatable. The quality of hay can vary depending on where, when and how it is cut, dried and stored, but most hay will contain... Read More

Security in the Saddle – with the Society of Master Saddlers

Posted: 30/08/2018

I regularly compete at show jumping and want more security in the saddle when jumping, can you offer advice on what to look for? The Society of Master Saddlers replies: The key to success whether competing at a local or international level, is making sure you have the right saddle that fits... Read More

Alexandra Phillips to Front Derriere Equestrian

Posted: 30/08/2018

Derriere Equestrian are delighted to announce Alexandra Phillips BSc (Hons), AMTRA, PGCE, has been appointed as the new Brand Manager. Alex has worked closely with the team since launch in 2014 and is perfectly placed to take Derriere Equestrian forward, with the continued successful growth of the Brand. With a wealth of... Read More

STOLEN VEHICLE!! PLEASE SHARE!!

Posted: 28/08/2018

The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund had their White Chausson Flash09 Camper Van (similar to this picture) REG: WA 57 FRD stolen between 9.30 pm and 10.45 pm (Saturday Night) from the A38 Travel Lodge Northbound on route to Burghley along with all their stock. Rosemary Lang Administrator and Fund Co-ordinator speaking... Read More

Equine Register & Shearwater Insurance Affiliation

Posted: 28/08/2018

Equine Register Ltd is delighted to announce Shearwater Insurance Ltd as its partner for equine insurance. Equine Register sees relevant, appropriately priced insurance as key to underpinning animal welfare. Shearwater’s renowned service and support, coupled with its insurance products, fit well with Equine Register’s ethos, and this new affiliation brings the two... Read More

Free Community Day at WEG!

Posted: 28/08/2018

Tryon, NC, USA - August 27, 2018 - The Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) is proud to announce that Monday, September 17, 2018 during the two-week event will be Community Day presented by Mars, Incorporated. Open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., both parking and... Read More

Cheers to 70 years!

Posted: 24/08/2018

With Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) set to celebrate a remarkable 70 years this October at Birmingham’s NEC, Hook Norton Brewery have come on board to create a unique blend of hand crafted beer to mark the special occasion; introducing ‘Tail to Mane’. The unique blend of beer which has... Read More

Paddock TLC for Autumn Growth

Posted: 22/08/2018

Looking to give your paddock some TLC this autumn but haven’t got the room to move horses and ponies on to other pasture? Suregrow Fertiliser makes life easy and has been specially developed so that horses and ponies can stay in the paddock and there is no need to move them into... Read More

Reducing the Risk of Mycotoxins

Posted: 22/08/2018

Mycotoxins are certain types of mould that can occur on growing, harvested or stored cereal and forage crops. Invisible to the naked eye, these toxic chemicals are produced by some types of mould growth under certain environmental conditions. Horses are exposed to mycotoxins through contaminated feed and forage and are highly susceptible... Read More

Saddle Up On Ranch Rider's NEW Arizona Ranch & Round-Up Trip!

Posted: 21/08/2018

Arizona might be best known for its dude ranches, but Ranch Rider's latest riding holiday combines stays at some of the Grand Canyon state’s most popular guest ranches with the opportunity to saddle up on authentic cattle round-ups. Even more exciting, while most ranches brand their calves in the late spring,... Read More

Accessibility Mark Reaches Golden Milestone

Posted: 20/08/2018

A national scheme to encourage more disabled people to take up horse riding has reached a golden milestone with 50 equestrian centres now holding the Accessibility Mark accreditation. The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), launched the revolutionary Accessibility Mark scheme to work with... Read More

Plastic pollution could stop horse riders in their tracks

Posted: 20/08/2018

Plastic granulate, derived from the recycling of cable sheathing and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and sold as an alternative surface for equestrian centres, could place Yorkshire’s horses and riders at risk, present a pollution hazard and lead to owners falling foul of the law. This plastic granulate waste is... Read More

WATCH WEG AT SSANGYONG BLENHEIM PALACE

Posted: 17/08/2018

It has long been recognised that SsangYong Blenheim Palace’s CIC3* class for eight- and nine-year-old horses is the most significant stepping stone to success at championship level, and the recent announcements of teams for this year’s World Equestrian Games (WEG) really underlines that. Graduates of what has become Britain’s most prestigious young... Read More

Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet Provide New Diet for Ulcer-Prone Stig

Posted: 16/08/2018

In 2017 Lisa Wild had the shocking news that her beloved 10-year-old bright bay ISH gelding, Stig was suffering from grade 4 gastric ulcers. With the help of her vet and a new diet including both Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, Stig is now making excellent progress and is back to good health... Read More

Countdown to WEG with Sophie Wells

Posted: 14/08/2018

When the fantastic news was announced that Sophie Wells and her horse Jorge had been confirmed as one of the four combinations to represent Great Britain at the World Equestrian Games, Robinson Animal Healthcare decided to catch up with their sponsored rider. Q. Congratulations on being selected to represent Great Britain at... Read More

Featured Property: Malvern Worcestershire

Posted: 09/08/2018

West Park House is on the western slopes of the Malvern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, also enjoying far reaching views over Herefordshire towards the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. There is also direct access on foot to the Malvern Hills and for rambling, cycling and equestrian pursuits there... Read More

The Mobiliser helps Mari win her first International!

Posted: 08/08/2018

Mari Durward Akhurst, a 24-year-old dressage rider from Amersham, realised a dream by taking her first international victory at the Hartpury International Festival of Dressage held at the beginning of July and she gives credit to the Mobiliser from Back in Action (also based in Amersham) for helping her achieve the... Read More

The saddle gauge from WOW Saddles in action

Posted: 08/08/2018

After three years of research and development, Wow Saddles launched an industry ‘first’ earlier this year – a truly innovative Saddle Gauge. It will tell you which of the 567 fitting permutations from their modular saddles is right for the horse. Steff Harrington, competing successfully at Advanced Medium on her 10... Read More

Moreton Morrell College - International leader in Equine Courses

Posted: 08/08/2018

Moreton Morrell College is a UK and international leader in the development and delivery of equine courses. For over 40 years, the college has provided specialist equine degree programmes, designed with industry input to enhance your employability. With subjects including equine therapy, business management, sports science, horse care, coaching, equine science, horseracing... Read More

HorseHage Heading for The States!

Posted: 08/08/2018

Supplies of High Fibre, Ryegrass and Timothy HorseHage will be heading out to the United States to be used by the British equestrian teams at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™. This prestigious competition takes place every four years and this year will be held in Tryon, North Carolina over... Read More

What is Equine Nutritional Hydrotherapy?

Posted: 08/08/2018

Mother Nature did not get it wrong when she designed the horse’s digestive system and the feed that works best with it. With equines being ‘prey animals’ their natural instinct is ‘fight or flight’ when danger real or perceived. They must be prepared to travel long distances at speed to evade... Read More

Essential advice to help your horse cope with hot weather

Posted: 08/08/2018

Hot versus Cold – Big versus Small In general terms, when it’s warm it’s better to be small and when it’s cold it’s better to be large. It’s better to be a Polar bear in Winter than a small Mouse and in Summer it’s better to be a Mouse. The horse is... Read More

STAR IN YOUR OWN WESTERN & SAVE UP TO £503pp

Posted: 08/08/2018

Star in your own Western on a discounted stay at the Colorado Cattle Company - the property featured in the 90’s hit movie 'City Slickers' - and enjoy a £503pp saving on a ten-night stay at the famous working ranch. Located in Northwest Colorado and a convenient two-hour drive/transfer from Denver,... Read More

Super X Country launches new SXC Stripe Tee Collection

Posted: 04/08/2018

Super X Country has extended its collection of casual equestrian wear to include a new Stripe Tee featuring SXC’s logo with a dual colour stripe. The t-shirts are made using 100% cotton and have a contoured fit to flatter the wearer. Currently available in black and white, both colours feature a racing... Read More

Back To School with Childéric

Posted: 04/08/2018

The classic satchel is getting top marks from the fashion editors this autumn and this beautiful version by bespoke saddlery brand Childéric Saddles will ensure you are top of the class this autumn. Styled in their beautiful buttery leather, this Childéric Classique Satchel is finished with a contrast stitch and the Luc... Read More

The Stubbs Saddle Mate from Abbey England

Posted: 04/08/2018

Saddles are not the ideal shape or structure for carrying around. Why not make life a little easier with the Stubbs Saddle Mate from Abbey England? Made from tough, moulded Stubbythene, it’s the perfect solution for transporting your horse’s tack and equipment around the yard or at a show. With a large,... Read More

Inaugural World Equine Expo™

Posted: 04/08/2018

The World Equine Expo™, hosted September 11-23, 2018 alongside the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), is set to host an array of diverse programming that includes renowned exhibitions, demonstrations, authors and speakers. The Equus Film Festival and an extensive Art Festival will accompany... Read More

News from Hickstead

Posted: 04/08/2018

Third time lucky for Newbridge College Having been second for the past two years, the team from Newbridge College in Co Kildare was delighted to take the Senior Schools team and individual titles at the Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Finals at Hickstead. The winning team from Newbridge College in... Read More

Equine research into treadmills at Hartpury making waves

Posted: 04/08/2018

Staff at University Centre Hartpury, working in collaboration with the Animal Health Trust, have been finding out exactly how people are using water treadmills for training and rehabilitating their horses. The findings were published in an article entitled ‘International Survey of Equine Water Treadmills – Why, When and How?’ in the Journal... Read More

Ten things you didn’t know about Abbey England

Posted: 03/08/2018

Abbey England, a family run business is known for supplying and producing quality British products to a diverse range of industries, especially for saddlery, leather goods and the fashion industry both at home and abroad. Here we find out ten interesting things we didn’t know about Abbey England. Abbey England has a total... Read More

Nottingham Vet School remains top for student satisfaction

Posted: 03/08/2018

The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science is celebrating its continued success in this year’s National Student Survey. The School has remained top of the NSS since its first graduating cohort in 2011. The Veterinary School, at the University’s Sutton Bonington campus, achieved the highest overall mean satisfaction score of... Read More

Nettex Traditional Hoof Oil

Posted: 03/08/2018

Keep your horse’s feet looking and feeling great this year with Nettex Traditional Hoof Oil. This non-spirit formula nourishes and protects the horse’s hooves, while allowing them to breathe and still function at their best. If you’re heading for the show ring then Nettex Traditional Hoof Oil will provide an instant, long-lasting... Read More

Douglas Crawford wins at Frickley Park

Posted: 03/08/2018

Douglas Crawford Flies the Flag for Scotland at Frickley Park Horse Trials The five and a half hour trip down from the Scottish Borders, proved well worth it for Douglas Crawford, as he sealed victory in the Robinson Animal Healthcare Animalinex® CCIY1* at Frickley Park Horse Trials. Having competed in the junior section... Read More

Somerford Park Horse Trials

Posted: 03/08/2018

Somerford Park International Horse Trials - Track Record Attracts Enormous Entries Cheshire’s premier equestrian facility has registered its largest ever number of entries for Somerford Park International Horse Trials which takes place 17th - 19th August 2018. The majority of the UK has experienced harsh weather over the last few weeks and the... Read More

Storage Solutions For The Stylish Home

Posted: 03/08/2018

If your hallway is home to piles of shoes, coats and other 'stuff', then La Di Da Interiors have three new additions to update and tidy your home this autumn. The Horseshoe & Tweed Coat Hooks give a stylish equestrian twist to your home with their steel plated horseshoe hooks on a... Read More

Winter Woes?

Posted: 03/08/2018

Dreading another winter with horses? While Renwick & Sons can't change the weather, they can help make life with horses over the next six months a whole lot better thanks to their innovative grooming kit. Incorporating cutting-edge bristle technology & design, the Renwick & Sons Grooming Kit is designed to work hard... Read More

New Tack or Existing?

Posted: 02/08/2018

At times a controversial subject the issue of buying your new horse or pony’s existing saddle and bridle with your new purchase is an interesting topic to discuss. Here the Society of Master Saddlers offer advice on the pros and cons of buying the tack if it is available when... Read More

James Wells awarded for Hickstead dedication

Posted: 02/08/2018

The chosen recipient of this year’s Dorian Williams Trophy was James Wells, a member of the ground staff. James started helping out at Hickstead at the age of 12, first of all lending a hand during school holidays, and became a full-time member of staff after he finished school. Now 28, James is... Read More

Diamonds Are Forever sparkles for a second time

Posted: 02/08/2018

The British Horse Society Supreme Horse Championship at Hickstead went to Diamonds Are Forever for the second year in a row. Photograph © Sian Hayden Twelve months ago, show producer Allister Hood took the title, and this year it was son Oliver who piloted Annabel Jenks’ nine-year-old gelding to take the overall honours. Diamonds... Read More

New Equerry Cool Mash

Posted: 02/08/2018

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

Hiho Silver launches Leather Charm Bracelets

Posted: 02/08/2018

Hiho Silver is delighted to welcome two new additions to its charm bracelet collection… and both are made using leather. The Leather Charm Bracelets are available in two styles, as a single wrap and a double wrap. Both are made using plaited leather and have a stainless steel clasp that’s designed in... Read More

Master Saddler's Q & A

Posted: 02/08/2018

Twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler Laurence Pearman answers three frequently asked questions on saddlery Q1. I would like to sell my saddle, but I am unsure of its size. How do you measure a saddle? A saddle is measured from the centre... Read More

Top Tips on Paddock Maintenance during the British Dry Spell

Posted: 01/08/2018

Dreaming of more rain for the benefit of your paddocks? Paddocks all over the country are definitely suffering from the recent dry, hot weather resulting in sparse, burnt out brown fields which are normally fields of luscious, bright green grass at this... Read More

New from Paragon Equestrian

Posted: 31/07/2018

Technical & Terrific! Looking for style, performance and comfort in your riding legwear this season? These gorgeous Paragon Equestrian Technical Riding Leggings are styled in a four-way stretch technical fabric offering outstanding performance and comfort. This stylish legwear features moisture-wicking properties and excellent breathability with flat seams which add style and durability and... Read More

Ireland edge Great Britain in Nations Cup thriller

Posted: 30/07/2018

It came down to a head-to-head battle between Britain and Ireland, but in the end Team Ireland rode out the winners of today’s Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at Hickstead. Photograph © Nigel Goddard The team of Trevor Breen (Bombay), Richie Moloney (Freestyle De Muze), Michael Duffy (EFS Top Contender)... Read More

Hot to Trot - Felix Secures Regional Title

Posted: 30/07/2018

Lara Edwards stormed to victory in the Advanced Medium Northern Regional Championships, just three months after giving birth to her second daughter, Emily. Riding the phenomenally talented, Jazzed Up (Felix) the pair were crowned champions after breaking the 70% mark, to win with an impressive 71.23%, at Port Royal Equestrian. Lara got back... Read More

EQUESTRIAN CLOTHING BRAND IN RURAL FINALS

Posted: 30/07/2018

British equestrian fashion brand Equetech is celebrating getting through the prestigious finals of the Rural Business Awards. Selected to go forward to final judging for the Best Rural Manufacturing Business (South East), MD Liz Hayman is delighted to have been chosen as a finalist saying: "It means so much just to be nominated... Read More

Out Of This World Equestrian Style

Posted: 30/07/2018

For the latest fashion trends in equestrian wear, check out the new Equetech autumn winter collection. Taking inspiration from the catwalk, the British brand introducing a range of rider clothing that looks as good in the saddle as it does around town. The Equetech Apollo Quilted Soft-Shell Jacket is your introduction... Read More

Preparing Your Paddocks for the Autumn

Posted: 30/07/2018

With autumn just around the corner, paddocks may have started to look tired and worn out. This is the perfect time to give your field a head start. Autumn is both the beginning and the end of the grassland year. It is the beginning because it is the ideal time of the... Read More

The Science Behind Forage Guard

Posted: 27/07/2018

Here, Alltech’s European Technical Manager, Dr Helen Warren, explains the science behind Alltech’s new supplement, Forage Guard®. Leading figures in the equine nutrition industry agree that more research is required into the effects of mycotoxins. All horses encounter mycotoxins on a daily basis and good management practices, such as using quality feedstuffs,... Read More

Bonza double for Australia’s Paul Tapner at Hickstead

Posted: 27/07/2018

Australia’s Paul Tapner and Bonza King of Rouges did the double today at Hickstead when claiming the MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge for the second year in a row. Drawn last to go, the reining champion was feeling both the heat and the pressure, after some of the... Read More

La Garde Républicaine coming to Olympia

Posted: 26/07/2018

LA GARDE RÉPUBLICAINE SET TO PERFORM AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW Olympia, The London International Horse Show is delighted to announce that La Garde Républicaine and its famous cavalry regiment, one of the most talked about branches of the French Gendarmerie, is to bring their display to the UK’s most... Read More

Success at Hickstead for Georgie Strutton

Posted: 26/07/2018

Georgie Strutton toasts Hickstead success Georgie Strutton won The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Championship with Khaled OL this afternoon at Hickstead. Six riders jumped clear in the first round, with West-Sussex based Georgie producing the fastest clear in the jump-off in a time of 49.82sec. It was enough to relegate... Read More

TopSpec Pretty Polly Winner

Posted: 26/07/2018

‘Heniarth Yes Sir’ Wins the TopSpec Pretty Polly Ridden Championship 2018 Judged by Hannah Long and Terry Pattinson, Heniarth Yes Sir owned by Anouska Potter took the TopSpec Pretty Polly Ridden Championship at the North of England Summer Pony Show at Arena UK, Grantham. The competition drew in 14 finalists of all types... Read More

How to poultice hooves

Posted: 26/07/2018

Emma McNab shows how to poultice a hoof Here Robinson Animal Healthcare sponsored event rider, Emma McNab offers her advice on perfecting a poultice Most horse owners will, at some point be faced with a hopping lame horse that has developed a hoof abscess. Very often the lameness can appear suddenly... Read More

Battle of the sexes at Olympia!

Posted: 20/07/2018

IT’S BRIDGET’S GIRLS VS FRANKIE’S BOYS IN THE ‘BATTLE OF THE SEXES’ MARKEL CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW ‘Race Night’ at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, is set to wow crowds on Friday 21 December, with an evening of competitive racing action including the Markel Champions Challenge,... Read More

Save More On Your Ranch Holiday With Ranch Rider's Latest Offers

Posted: 20/07/2018

Riding holiday specialist Ranch Rider has rounded up three of its best offers for summer and beyond - prices starting from only £840pp (no single supplement) for a week on the range in Wyoming. The tour operator is also holding its 2018 prices for 2019 bookings for the world-famous Medicine Lodge... Read More

British Horse Feeds Continue Support of Red Dragon Festival

Posted: 20/07/2018

British Horse Feeds is delighted to announce their continued support and title sponsorship of the prestigious Red Dragon Festival of Endurance. Running from September 28 to 30, 2018 the Red Dragon Festival of Endurance held at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells is always a hugely popular event. David Saunders Photography This... Read More

How hot is too hot to work your horse?

Posted: 18/07/2018

As our country continues to bask in an unusually long heatwave, our horses health and welfare continues to be at the forefront of our minds. But how well do they cope in the heat? Equine Scientist and Haygain consultant Andrea Ellis investigates. “Horses can self-regulate their temperature with ease (in that... Read More

Intricacy and Style at Master Saddlers’ National Competition

Posted: 18/07/2018

THE 2019 Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition will see a classic and innovative President’s Choice class. Master Saddler Chris Taylor will take up the reins as President at this year’s Annual General Meeting in September and has come up with the concept of entrants designing and making any leather... Read More

Super X Country’s SXC Summer Breeches available now!

Posted: 18/07/2018

Super X Country is delighted to announce that its long awaited SXC Summer Breeches are available now. The breeches are made from an extremely light cotton/polyester stretch breathable fabric that’s light enough for everyday riding, but ideal for competition too. The white fabric is complemented by light grey thread stitch... Read More

HORSES TO ENJOY A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP AT BLENHEIM

Posted: 17/07/2018

White Horse Bedding is the new official equine bedding supplier to the SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (13-16 September). Each horse stabled for the horse trials will be provided with a bed made up from six bales of Platinum Plus Wood Pellets, which are highly absorbent, quick and easy to muck... Read More

A new Sponsorship Sales Executive for Grandstand Media Ltd

Posted: 17/07/2018

Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Sponsorship Sales Executive to work across their portfolio of equestrian events which include the British Showjumping National Championships and Horse of the Year Show. Sian Nash joins the team having previously worked at Weatherbeeta for over seven years and... Read More

LATE DEAL: Book Now & Save £485pp On A Working Ranch Stay

Posted: 13/07/2018

SAVE £485pp (36%) on a seven-night stay at Wyoming's family owned and operated New Haven Working Ranch, the property located on the edge of the scenic Black Hills. The real deal, you'll be helping the wranglers to move cattle, check fence lines and round up strays on a daily basis.... Read More

Paul Tapner's return to Hickstead...

Posted: 13/07/2018

Tapner aiming to rise to the Challenge once again Last year’s MS Amlin Eventers’ Challenge winner Paul Tapner is set to return to Hickstead this month with the aim of retaining the title. The Australian rider, who won Badminton in 2010, claimed the title last year with a perfectly-judged round on the grey... Read More

Love Hearts by Hiho Silver

Posted: 13/07/2018

Hiho Silver launches Exclusive Love Hearts Roller Bead Hiho Silver is in the mood for summer love with the introduction of the new Exclusive Sterling Silver Love Hearts Roller Bead and Exclusive Cherry Bangle featuring the new bead. Not only will this bead fit Foxtail bracelets and Cherry Roller bangles, it’ll also... Read More

Smart fly mask from Shadow Horse

Posted: 13/07/2018

UViator – the Solution for Summer Kensington Equestrian Products are available in the UK exclusively from Shadow Horse and they have just launched their smart fly mask into the UK – just in time for the hot weather! The UViator is the latest innovation in fly masks, it offers 90% UV protection,... Read More

Tune in with Si and Ollie at BSNC & Stoneleigh Horse Show!

Posted: 12/07/2018

Sony Award nominated best mates, Ollie Gallant and Si Alexander will be broadcasting their breakfast show live from the British Showjumping National Championships (BSNC) and Stoneleigh Horse Show (SHS) on Saturday 11th August. Taking place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire from 7th – 12th August, BSNC and SHS hosts some of... Read More

A SIMPLE EXPERIMENT with WOW SADDLES

Posted: 12/07/2018

Have you ever had your asymmetry professionally measured? Our recent assessment of 160 riders using a state of the art pressure mat found that 155 sat with their weight disproportionately to the right. You can improve your fitness and your posture, which will help, but skeletal asymmetries in adults are not... Read More

Location Location Location! Featured Property in the Cotswolds

Posted: 10/07/2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Set amidst attractive open farmland, the property enjoys a lovely rural position in Tysoe Road, Radway, about a half mile from the village centre, with a delightful outlook towards the historic Edge Hill escarpment to the rear. Probably originally built in the early 1900’s, it comprises a... Read More

Advice for horse owners in hot weather with Dr David Marlin

Posted: 10/07/2018

ADVICE TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR HORSE SAFE IF YOU ARE TRAINING & COMPETING IN WARM OR HOT WEATHER Dr David Marlin Acclimatisation If the weather suddenly becomes warmer, don’t attempt to try acclimatise your horse by exercising it in the hottest parts of the day if you are competing within a... Read More

Vir Equine offers First class protection from GHS Direct Ltd

Posted: 10/07/2018

Good hygiene and cleaning methods should be adopted and applied at all times. Protect all animals, your business and the community. VirEquine is a disinfectant-cleaner and has been rigorously tested and APPROVED by DEFRA. Passing ‘General Orders’ as defined in The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants - England Order S.I.... Read More

NEW British Equestrian Federation online safeguarding courses

Posted: 10/07/2018

It may not be on your mind every day, but the British Equestrian Federation places high priority on safeguarding and expects all staff and volunteers providing riding or horse management opportunities to have an up-to-date safeguarding training certificate. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. In previous years, safeguarding training was a source... Read More

Win Tickets to the The BHS Royal International with Suregrow

Posted: 09/07/2018

To celebrate being supporters of the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, Suregrow is giving away two pairs of tickets to the BHS Royal International Horse Show so you can experience the action at the show first hand! Specialising in the care of grassland for horses and ponies, Suregrow has a range... Read More

A Charity Gala Night Making A Fabulous Impression

Posted: 09/07/2018

Equestrian charity, The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund reach their 30th year anniversary this autumn. Dedicated to helping and supporting injured equestrians and their families, they provide a priceless lifeline to those in need. On 16th October 2018, they present an extraordinary celebrity event to help raise funds to help preserve... Read More

Timetable announced for this year’s HOYS Live Zone

Posted: 04/07/2018

Horse of the Year Show is proud to present the HOYS Live Zone for the second year running with some new and exciting talks and demonstrations. The HOYS Live Zone is located in the HOYS Retail Village at Horse of the Year Show which takes place the NEC Genting Arena Birmingham... Read More

Stubbs Dressage Markers from Abbey England

Posted: 03/07/2018

Make your schooling sessions easier by marking out your field with a set of Stubbs dressage markers from Abbey England. Placed around the edge of your schooling area, the letters are used during a dressage test to instruct the rider on when to perform different transitions or changes of direction.... Read More

Robinson Animal Healthcare Support CCIY* at Frickley Horse Trials

Posted: 03/07/2018

Leading manufacturer of equine first aid products, Robinson Animal Healthcare, are delighted to be sponsoring the CCIY* at Frickley Horse Trials, (July 26 -29). The competition is open to riders under 21, and will take placethroughout the four days of the event. Robinson Animal Healthcare is the brand synonymous with many household... Read More

Schools Championships at Hickstead expanded for 2018

Posted: 03/07/2018

More young riders than ever will have the chance to compete here at the famous All England Jumping Course, due to the expansion of the Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships. (c) Julian Portch The annual showjumping competition will now run over two days (1-2 August) instead of one, with... Read More

Health professionals rally as “Equitape” wormer discontinued

Posted: 02/07/2018

From October 2018 the wormer brand, Equitape®, commonly used to treat tapeworm infection will be discontinued from sale in the UK. This wormer is the only licenced product for horses containing praziquantel as a single active ingredient. Going forward, it will only be available in ‘combination wormers’ also containing either ivermectin... Read More

Alltech results from Hickstead

Posted: 29/06/2018

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 sponsors dressage championship

Posted: 29/06/2018

Childéric Saddles Continue Annual Dressage Sponsorship Childéric Saddles UK are delighted to announce that they are sponsoring the Elementary Championships at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships (20th – 23rd September 2018) The sponsorship of the Childéric Saddles Elementary series has seen the brand supporting all eight Regional Championships, in the lead up to... Read More

Equetech Dressage Collection

Posted: 29/06/2018

A TAILCOAT FOR CHAMPIONS With the championships looming, focusing on your winning look is easier than ever before with the Equetech Dressage Collection. The Equetech Jersey Dressage Tailcoat is an affordable, timeless double-breasted jacket which brings together classic styling with contemporary design and thinking: Wipe clean tail lining, weighted ends to... Read More

CRYOCHAPS celebrates 1st Birthday with release of new research

Posted: 28/06/2018

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

Go on an Adventure with Grub’s

Posted: 28/06/2018

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 with ShowShine

Posted: 27/06/2018

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

Do you have a winning HOYS scratch card?

Posted: 27/06/2018

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

New Kids on the Block by Equithème

Posted: 26/06/2018

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

Debutante Shines at BDS Annual Show

Posted: 26/06/2018

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?

Posted: 26/06/2018

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

Making beautiful bridles

Posted: 26/06/2018

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

First Class Week at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting.

Posted: 25/06/2018

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

Equus Rein Grips Race Ahead of the Field

Posted: 20/06/2018

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

Ranch Rider Introduces New Montana Wilderness Pack Trip

Posted: 20/06/2018

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 SUPPORTS BROOKE FOR 2018

Posted: 19/06/2018

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

Bolesworth 2018 - The Lowdown Part II

Posted: 18/06/2018

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

The lowdown from the showdown - Bolesworth 2018 Roundup

Posted: 18/06/2018

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 Launch Exciting New SS18 Range

Posted: 15/06/2018

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

Who will claim the honours in the Al Shira'aa Derby?

Posted: 14/06/2018

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

Florentina Adds to Charlotte’s Resounding Success

Posted: 14/06/2018

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 and Mount St John Freestyle – Just Shy of 80%

Posted: 13/06/2018

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

Pick the right grass seed...

Posted: 13/06/2018

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

Dogs welcome at Barbury

Posted: 13/06/2018

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

ClipMyHorse.TV to show the Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting

Posted: 12/06/2018

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

Lauren Shelley Joins the Equithème Ambassador Team

Posted: 12/06/2018

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

2018 British Showjumping National Champs & Stoneleigh Horse Show

Posted: 12/06/2018

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

Featured Equestrian Property for sale in Midhurst

Posted: 12/06/2018

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

Ranch Rider's Expert Advice on the best deals on riding holidays

Posted: 12/06/2018

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

NEW Kids Range by Equithème

Posted: 12/06/2018

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

The Science of Salts and Electrolytes with Dr David Marlin

Posted: 12/06/2018

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

ENTRIES now open for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 11/06/2018

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

Shearwater - Keeping Insurance simple!

Posted: 11/06/2018

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

Emily King crowned British Horse Feeds U25 National Champion

Posted: 11/06/2018

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

Approvals for Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet

Posted: 11/06/2018

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 offer

Posted: 07/06/2018

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 fun in South Yorkshire

Posted: 07/06/2018

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

Simple style from Aztec Diamond

Posted: 07/06/2018

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's hopes for Hickstead

Posted: 07/06/2018

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's charity for Blenheim

Posted: 07/06/2018

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

Forage Guard® Now Available Online

Posted: 05/06/2018

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

What to wear for cross-country?

Posted: 05/06/2018

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

Equithème launches new kids' range

Posted: 05/06/2018

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

New leather boots from Grub's

Posted: 05/06/2018

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

What do Palomino Judges look for?

Posted: 05/06/2018

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

Accessibility Mark in Derby

Posted: 05/06/2018

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

Sporty Equit’M Polo Shirt

Posted: 31/05/2018

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

TopSpec extend HOYS sponsorship for another five years

Posted: 31/05/2018

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

Ozone Therapy UK sponsors Willis Equestrian

Posted: 31/05/2018

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

Gorgeous leggings from Paragon Equestrian

Posted: 31/05/2018

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

Special weekend at Bolesworth

Posted: 31/05/2018

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

Natalie gains Equithème support

Posted: 30/05/2018

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 Days 1 and 2

Posted: 29/05/2018

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

Day 3 at Somerford Park

Posted: 29/05/2018

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

Praise for Somerford Park

Posted: 29/05/2018

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

New from Hiho Silver....

Posted: 29/05/2018

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

Arena mirrors - Special Offer

Posted: 29/05/2018

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

Ice Horse arrives in the UK

Posted: 29/05/2018

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

New bespoke bags

Posted: 24/05/2018

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

Prince supports Liverpool against Real Madrid

Posted: 24/05/2018

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

Goodbye, flies!

Posted: 24/05/2018

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

Fibre-Beet Festival report

Posted: 24/05/2018

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

Liverpool International Horse Show Pirates at Tall Ships

Posted: 23/05/2018

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

Tips for selecting a trainer

Posted: 23/05/2018

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 has high hopes for Hickstead

Posted: 21/05/2018

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

Tips for the summer

Posted: 21/05/2018

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

Mr Frosty joins the LIHS Team

Posted: 21/05/2018

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

Rockingham Sunday results

Posted: 21/05/2018

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 wins at Windsor

Posted: 18/05/2018

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

Join the 'Made in Yorkshire' syndicate...

Posted: 17/05/2018

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

Limited Edition boots from Ariat

Posted: 17/05/2018

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

Weatherproofing courtesy of Ariat

Posted: 17/05/2018

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

Become a Saddle Fitter.....

Posted: 17/05/2018

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

Alltech Hartpury Conference Report

Posted: 16/05/2018

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

International appointment for Lizzel Winter

Posted: 15/05/2018

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

Make your paddock special this summer

Posted: 15/05/2018

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

MATT HICKS JOINS THE BALANCED TEAM

Posted: 14/05/2018

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

CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW

Posted: 14/05/2018

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

WORLD'S BEST OUT IN FORCE AT RWHS

Posted: 14/05/2018

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

DUJARDIN DOMINATES ON DAY THREE OF ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW

Posted: 14/05/2018

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

BLENHEIM PALACE HT: CHANGES TO EVENT TIMETABLE

Posted: 14/05/2018

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

Accessibility Mark in Yorkshire

Posted: 14/05/2018

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

CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW DAY 2 ROUND UP

Posted: 11/05/2018

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

More than just horses for courses at Moreton Morrell College

Posted: 10/05/2018

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 HEALTH PROBLEMS

Posted: 10/05/2018

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

Nigel Coupe's hopes for Hickstead 2018

Posted: 10/05/2018

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

Haygain promotes horse health and wellbeing

Posted: 10/05/2018

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 England support for Charity

Posted: 10/05/2018

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

A ROYAL VICTORY ON THE OPENING DAY OF CHI RWHS 2018

Posted: 10/05/2018

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

Featured Equestrian Property Benson Oxfordshire

Posted: 08/05/2018

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 in Triumphant Form with Equitheme

Posted: 08/05/2018

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

Kate Jerram is Renwick's new Ambassador

Posted: 08/05/2018

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

News from Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund

Posted: 08/05/2018

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

Watch Royal Windsor live and via streaming

Posted: 08/05/2018

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

Don't miss the Palomino Championships!

Posted: 04/05/2018

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

Sit properly with Backpal

Posted: 04/05/2018

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 at Royal Windsor

Posted: 04/05/2018

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

Forage Guard from Alltech

Posted: 04/05/2018

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

Show-shine feed from Mollichaff

Posted: 04/05/2018

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

Posted: 04/05/2018

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 features Paige Wright

Posted: 04/05/2018

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

Sisters sponsored by Equithème

Posted: 03/05/2018

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 supporting Hickstead this year

Posted: 03/05/2018

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

Posted: 03/05/2018

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

Payment Plan from Childéric Saddles UK

Posted: 03/05/2018

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

New and trendy from The Spanish Boot Company

Posted: 03/05/2018

FESTIVAL FOOTWEAR! 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

Limited Edition breeches from Aztec Diamond

Posted: 01/05/2018

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

Essential items for the competition season

Posted: 01/05/2018

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

World's Foremost Equestrians at Windsor

Posted: 01/05/2018

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

OLIVER TOWNEND CROWNED WINNER IN KENTUCKY

Posted: 30/04/2018

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

Saffron Walden Win BRC Equitheme 100 Winter SJ Champs

Posted: 27/04/2018

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

Michael Jung Leads at Land Rover Kentucky

Posted: 27/04/2018

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

KEEP YOUR COOL!

Posted: 27/04/2018

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

New Title Sponsor for Somerford Park

Posted: 27/04/2018

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

Do you have a photo of your favourite memory from HOYS

Posted: 27/04/2018

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

SMS writes about Dressage Saddles

Posted: 26/04/2018

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

Burghley Horse Trials - tickets available 27th April

Posted: 26/04/2018

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

BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH CARL AND CHARLOTTE

Posted: 26/04/2018

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

Aztec Diamond Equestrian launches Young Riders collection

Posted: 25/04/2018

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

ea.ST Riding Wear Sponsors Harriet Morris-Baumber

Posted: 25/04/2018

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

Entries are NOW OPEN for BS National Championships

Posted: 25/04/2018

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

Riding Holidays at Grove House Stables LLP

Posted: 24/04/2018

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

Priority tickets for Olympia go on sale TOMORROW!

Posted: 23/04/2018

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

Alice Plunkett announced as Hiho Silver Brand Ambassador

Posted: 23/04/2018

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

BIG GUNS ARE OUT FOR SHOWING AT ROYAL WINDSOR

Posted: 23/04/2018

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

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR LOVE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE?

Posted: 20/04/2018

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

Liverpool International Horse Show Returns To Echo Arena

Posted: 23/04/2018

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

Showjumper Jamie Gornall Joins British Horse Feeds Team

Posted: 23/04/2018

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 Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Posted: 23/04/2018

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

STELLAR LINE-UP AT CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW

Posted: 20/04/2018

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

The Latest News from Equine Productions

Posted: 20/04/2018

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

Compete at one of the world’s biggest horse shows!

Posted: 20/04/2018

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

Recognition for a job well done after Manchetts save the day!

Posted: 20/04/2018

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

Five Minutes with Louisa Milne-Home - Team Robinsons Rider

Posted: 13/04/2018

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

A Healthy Digestive System for Peak Performance

Posted: 13/04/2018

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

New Equestrian Art Collection

Posted: 12/04/2018

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

Be prepared for the Itchy & Scratchy Show this season!

Posted: 12/04/2018

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

GET READY FOR BADMINTON CROSS COUNTRY COURSE 2018

Posted: 11/04/2018

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

Stone Wash Breeches from Aztec Diamond

Posted: 06/04/2018

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

Help for your back...

Posted: 06/04/2018

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

Students learn from the experts at BHS International Convention

Posted: 06/04/2018

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

Polo Collection jewellery

Posted: 06/04/2018

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

Seed mix for safer grazing

Posted: 06/04/2018

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

Accessibility Mark for Bryerley Springs

Posted: 06/04/2018

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

U Black Rider redefining style for the discerning rider

Posted: 06/04/2018

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

Keep manes and tails untangled

Posted: 06/04/2018

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 official jeweller for Badminton

Posted: 06/04/2018

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 British Dressage Associated Championships 2018

Posted: 05/04/2018

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

Back to Work! Tips to get your horse fit & avoid lameness.

Posted: 05/04/2018

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

Does your saddle fit?

Posted: 05/04/2018

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

6 benefits of the Haygain Forager

Posted: 05/04/2018

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

April Featured Property - Buckinghamshire!

Posted: 05/04/2018

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

Andrews Bowen: HOYS Official Surface Supplier until 2022

Posted: 03/04/2018

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

Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby

Posted: 29/03/2018

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

Keep your show horse or pony stain-free!

Posted: 29/03/2018

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

MIKE TUCKER (1944 - 2018) - A message from Olympia

Posted: 29/03/2018

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 works for Lux....

Posted: 29/03/2018

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 announces fresh financial support for students

Posted: 29/03/2018

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 and Van Holst Horses at Bolesworth

Posted: 28/03/2018

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

Childéric heads for Badminton

Posted: 28/03/2018

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

Carl Hester MBE to deliver the Dressage Masterclass at HOYS 2018

Posted: 28/03/2018

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

Stylish new jacket from Equetech

Posted: 28/03/2018

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

Feed supports healthy joints

Posted: 28/03/2018

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

Know your Martingales....

Posted: 28/03/2018

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

Equerry Conditioning Mash for Paddy

Posted: 28/03/2018

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

Reacue horse Xena making progress

Posted: 27/03/2018

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

Specialised saddlery tools from Abbey England

Posted: 27/03/2018

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

RDA Accessibility Mark for Pevlings Farm

Posted: 27/03/2018

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 near York

Posted: 27/03/2018

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

The Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses at HOYS!

Posted: 23/03/2018

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

James Somerville’s Top Tips For Cross Country Success

Posted: 21/03/2018

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

Stars at Bolesworth!

Posted: 20/03/2018

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

Keeping your stables healthy....

Posted: 20/03/2018

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

New life for your paddock

Posted: 20/03/2018

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

Improve your Bandaging skills

Posted: 20/03/2018

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 Conference 2018

Posted: 20/03/2018

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

New Mashes from TopSpec

Posted: 20/03/2018

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

WORLD’S BEST FOR BADMINTON 2018

Posted: 20/03/2018

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

Bye bye, flies!

Posted: 14/03/2018

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

The Face of Top Spec for 2018

Posted: 14/03/2018

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

Fibre-Beet for Tango and Inky

Posted: 14/03/2018

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

Spring Clean with Grub's

Posted: 14/03/2018

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

Paddock Maintenance Advice for the Spring with SureGrow

Posted: 14/03/2018

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

Equestrian Vaulting display leaps into the spotlight at HOYS!

Posted: 13/03/2018

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

Historic Arizona Ranch Returns to its Roots with Ranch Rider

Posted: 12/03/2018

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

Equithème competition clothing

Posted: 06/03/2018

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

Featured Equestrian Property West Sussex

Posted: 05/03/2018

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

Vir Equine protection from GHS Direct Ltd

Posted: 05/03/2018

Good hygiene and cleaning methods should be adopted and applied at all times. Protect all animals, your business and the community. VirEquine is a disinfectant-cleaner and has been rigorously tested and APPROVED by DEFRA. Passing ‘General Orders’ as defined in The Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants - England Order... Read More

Dr David Marlin talks Cold Weather Management

Posted: 05/03/2018

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. Colic Cold weather often results in... Read More

Is your paddock in need of new fences?

Posted: 05/03/2018

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

Support for British Grooms Association

Posted: 05/03/2018

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

Country Classic With A Spanish Twist

Posted: 05/03/2018

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

Aztec Diamond Equestrian – Simple, Stylish Show Shirt

Posted: 05/03/2018

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

Quick Wraps from Shadow Horse

Posted: 05/03/2018

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

Cleaning tips from Abbey England

Posted: 05/03/2018

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

Celebrate HOYS with new daytime hospitality!

Posted: 01/03/2018

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

CHILDERIC SADDLES Supporting Eland Lodge

Posted: 01/03/2018

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

Spring Feeding with Speedi-Beet

Posted: 01/03/2018

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

Ladies Day at Bolesworth International 2018

Posted: 01/03/2018

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

New Sponsor For Team Sommerville

Posted: 01/03/2018

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 SECURES SUPPORT FROM DENGIE

Posted: 28/02/2018

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

JUMPING INTO THE NEW SEASON WITH STYLE

Posted: 28/02/2018

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

Historic Arizona Ranch Returns To Its Roots

Posted: 28/02/2018

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

Accessibility Mark Comes to Isle of Wight.

Posted: 28/02/2018

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

Why Ride at an Accessibility Mark Centre

Posted: 28/02/2018

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

THE PRE-SUMMER FASHION DROP YOU NEED!

Posted: 28/02/2018

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

NEW ADDITION TO THE EQUINE CONSTRUCTION STABLE

Posted: 28/02/2018

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

TAILORED SWIFT with Equetech

Posted: 27/02/2018

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 Sponsor ARC Charity Pleasure Ride

Posted: 27/02/2018

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

Alizée Froment UK debut at this year’s Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 26/02/2018

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

Top Spec - When Performance Counts

Posted: 23/02/2018

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

Grub’s Tackling Those Muddy Fields

Posted: 23/02/2018

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

Top Tips from the M.S.Team Eventing Groom

Posted: 23/02/2018

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 EXTEND SPONSORSHIP

Posted: 23/02/2018

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

DIAMOND YEAR FOR CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW

Posted: 23/02/2018

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

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Musical Ride at HOYS

Posted: 23/02/2018

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

Timetable & Ticket info released for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 23/02/2018

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

The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show - 40% off!

Posted: 21/02/2018

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

A NEW ticket package available for the Platinum Anniversary Show

Posted: 21/02/2018

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

Posted: 21/02/2018

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

Special Offers on TopSpec Additives and Supplements

Posted: 21/02/2018

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 – Official Forage Supplier at HOYS 2018

Posted: 20/02/2018

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

Introducing transformative arena mirrors from Mirror Installs

Posted: 20/02/2018

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

Ramiro B Standing at Stallions AI – Simply the Best!

Posted: 20/02/2018

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

Bryan Morrison Polo Trophy news

Posted: 16/02/2018

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 support for Hickstead

Posted: 16/02/2018

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

Horse of the Year Show set to celebrate their 70th anniversary

Posted: 16/02/2018

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

BETA Safety Week 2018

Posted: 15/02/2018

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

Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy launches Horse Health Week

Posted: 09/02/2018

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

Hall Place Equestrian Centre gains Accessibility Mark

Posted: 08/02/2018

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

Maximise Mobility and Comfort with Nettex Substi-Bute

Posted: 08/02/2018

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

New breeches from Black Heart

Posted: 08/02/2018

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

Aztec Diamond Equestrian style from tip to toe

Posted: 06/02/2018

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

Equestrian Charity Bring You ‘Cocktails, Canapés & Comedy’

Posted: 06/02/2018

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

Laminitis Top Tips by Dr Tom Shurlock from British Horse Feeds

Posted: 06/02/2018

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

COLD WEATHER TRAINING WITH DR DAVID MARLIN

Posted: 06/02/2018

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

Horses Change Shape - Saddle fitting with WOW Saddles

Posted: 06/02/2018

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

The Nile River Ride & Mountain Gorillas with Venture Co!

Posted: 06/02/2018

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

Featured Property from www.equestrianproperty4sale.com

Posted: 06/02/2018

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

revolutionary flooring system with 10 horse health benefits

Posted: 06/02/2018

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

CHILDERIC ROADSHOW IS COMING TO A VENUE NEAR YOU!

Posted: 02/02/2018

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

A BRUSH WITH GREAT ASSOCIATION

Posted: 02/02/2018

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

Rein & Shine seek sponsors to offer free EAL to Autistic Children

Posted: 02/02/2018

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 on the art of Saddle Fitting

Posted: 02/02/2018

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

British Saddlery At Its Best!

Posted: 02/02/2018

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

How to Maintain a Clean and Healthy Environment for Your Horse

Posted: 01/02/2018

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

VIP Hospitality: The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show

Posted: 01/02/2018

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

TECH ON THE MOVE! FROM EQUETECH

Posted: 01/02/2018

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

Selenium in Horse Nutrition by Dr Helen Warren

Posted: 30/01/2018

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 stockists of Goode Rider brand from California

Posted: 25/01/2018

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

Eventing for Novices – Do I Need More Than One Saddle?

Posted: 25/01/2018

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

Rachel Wins Prestigious Abbey England Scholarship

Posted: 08/02/2018

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

Prestigious Awards at BETA International for Saddlers

Posted: 25/01/2018

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

A new title and a major scheduling change for historic horse show

Posted: 25/01/2018

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

Do you have what it takes to become Champion?

Posted: 25/01/2018

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

Ranch Rider Introduces New Horsemanship Clinic In Wyoming

Posted: 25/01/2018

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

New product from FMB Therapy Systems

Posted: 22/01/2018

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

Accessibility Mark Centre helps Angel

Posted: 22/01/2018

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 Q & A with Robinson's

Posted: 19/01/2018

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 BRC Winter Championship News

Posted: 19/01/2018

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

The revolutionary stable flooring system from Haygain!

Posted: 17/01/2018

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

Don’t miss out on the 2018 International Eventing Forum!

Posted: 17/01/2018

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

Posted: 17/01/2018

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 supports rescue horse

Posted: 17/01/2018

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

Volunteers Needed for FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

Posted: 17/01/2018

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

Spring Cleaning time...

Posted: 16/01/2018

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 Summer Itch before it starts

Posted: 12/01/2018

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

AL SHIRA’AA TO SPONSOR DRESSAGE AT RWHS 2018

Posted: 11/01/2018

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

The Best 2018 Riding Holidays From Ranch Rider!

Posted: 11/01/2018

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

Stunning Stables at this months Featured Property

Posted: 11/01/2018

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

Rockingham International Horse Trials welcomes new title sponsor

Posted: 10/01/2018

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

NEW HOST FOR BADMINTON 2018

Posted: 08/01/2018

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

Posted: 05/01/2018

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 for All-Round Great Health

Posted: 05/01/2018

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

Twister - A Donkey’s Tale

Posted: 05/01/2018

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

PURPLE PRAISE FOR THE SPANISH BOOT COMPANY

Posted: 05/01/2018

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

NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN SAFETY DAY RETURNS

Posted: 05/01/2018

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

British Horse Feeds Extends Support at Bramham IHT

Posted: 04/01/2018

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

CONFIDENCE IN THE SADDLE FROM CHILDERIC

Posted: 03/01/2018

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

FALL IN LOVE! with Equetech this season

Posted: 03/01/2018

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

Another Successful Parade For All The Queen's Horses

Posted: 03/01/2018

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

SUPER SUNDAY AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 18/12/2017

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

STARS OUT IN FORCE ON RACE NIGHT AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 18/12/2017

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

WORLD'S BEST LEAD THE WAY AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 18/12/2017

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

OLYMPIA, DAY 2 ROUND UP

Posted: 14/12/2017

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

EDWARD GAL DOMINATES ON OPENING NIGHT OF OLYMPIA

Posted: 13/12/2017

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

OVER 14 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE FOR OLYMPIA

Posted: 07/12/2017

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

Goal Oriented Travel: Step It Up In The Saddle With Ranch Rider

Posted: 07/12/2017

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

Featured Property for Sale in East Sussex

Posted: 07/12/2017

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

Christmas Gift Ideas for you, your horse & your home

Posted: 07/12/2017

‘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

Beautiful Driftwood Sculptures, the perfect Christmas gift

Posted: 07/12/2017

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 sponsoring Championship

Posted: 06/12/2017

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

Acorn Jewellery from HiHo Silver

Posted: 06/12/2017

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 for Olympia

Posted: 06/12/2017

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

ROLL UP FOR THE BIGGEST CIRCUS IN TOWN!

Posted: 30/11/2017

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

Martin Collins launch TV ad campaign

Posted: 30/11/2017

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 bringing out the best in the British Equestrian Industry

Posted: 30/11/2017

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

A winter treat for your boots

Posted: 30/11/2017

SNO- WAY! 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

Stay warm with Equetech!

Posted: 30/11/2017

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

Childéric offer for young riders

Posted: 30/11/2017

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

Skyline Boots from Grubs

Posted: 30/11/2017

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

Posted: 28/11/2017

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

New from Aztec Diamond...

Posted: 27/11/2017

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

Round Up of Final Day at Keysoe

Posted: 27/11/2017

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 round up of Day 2 at Keysoe

Posted: 27/11/2017

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

KEYSOE CSI2*/YH1* Round up of Day 1

Posted: 27/11/2017

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

Mechanical horse helps disabled riders

Posted: 23/11/2017

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

new online shop at just horsing about

Posted: 16/11/2017

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

MOUNTED POLICE & MINIATURE PONIES AT OLYMPIA

Posted: 16/11/2017

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

Understanding and Recognising Fatigue in Horses with Haygain

Posted: 16/11/2017

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

OIL FIRED! - The value of feeding oil to horses

Posted: 16/11/2017

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

Featured Equestrian Property November

Posted: 16/11/2017

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

Posted: 16/11/2017

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

Alanna Clarke's Christmas

Posted: 15/11/2017

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

Judges announced for HOYS

Posted: 15/11/2017

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

Leading Showjumpers coming to Liverpool

Posted: 15/11/2017

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

Beat the mud and wet!

Posted: 15/11/2017

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

Bob Champion and Liverpool International

Posted: 14/11/2017

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 masterclass at Olympia

Posted: 14/11/2017

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

Mollichaff for veteran horses

Posted: 14/11/2017

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

Slow-feed hay net from Shadow Horse

Posted: 14/11/2017

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

Syndicated horse ownership

Posted: 14/11/2017

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

Paul Carberry at Liverpool International

Posted: 14/11/2017

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

Stable preparation for your new horse or pony!

Posted: 10/11/2017

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

Privately commissioned paintings

Posted: 07/11/2017

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

Abingdon & Witney shortlisted for awards

Posted: 07/11/2017

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's new book

Posted: 07/11/2017

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 from Grubs

Posted: 07/11/2017

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

Black Friday event at Martin Collins

Posted: 07/11/2017

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

Charity Christmas Cards from Mark Davies Trust

Posted: 07/11/2017

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

Trailblazers 2018 announced

Posted: 06/11/2017

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

Action-packed line-up for premier equestrian event!

Posted: 02/11/2017

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

New winter boots from Grubs

Posted: 02/11/2017

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

Winter feeding

Posted: 02/11/2017

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

Lightweight dressage saddle

Posted: 02/11/2017

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

Keep mud fever away

Posted: 02/11/2017

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 wins BETA title

Posted: 02/11/2017

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

New Aztec Breeches

Posted: 02/11/2017

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

World’s largest gathering of Shire horses returns!

Posted: 26/10/2017

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

Buy A Brick - Build Our Future!

Posted: 26/10/2017

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

Markel Champions Challenge at Olympia - Teams Annnounced!

Posted: 25/10/2017

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

Clean HOYS

Posted: 25/10/2017

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

Celebrities at Trade Fair

Posted: 24/10/2017

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

Equithème Tyrex rug

Posted: 24/10/2017

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

Hartpury students celebrate Graduation at Gloucester Cathedral

Posted: 20/10/2017

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 Sponsor British Riding Clubs Festival of the Horse

Posted: 20/10/2017

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.

Posted: 20/10/2017

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

Gene therapy can cure lameness in horses, research finds

Posted: 20/10/2017

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

CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN RETURNS TO OLYMPIA!

Posted: 20/10/2017

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

#equetechrealriders Revealed!

Posted: 20/10/2017

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

Stanley and Jane Prove Side Saddle Champions

Posted: 20/10/2017

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 horse's suppleness

Posted: 18/10/2017

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 Met back at London International, Olympia

Posted: 18/10/2017

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

Winter feeding tips from Alltech

Posted: 18/10/2017

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

Why professional trainers riders & vets use Haygain

Posted: 16/10/2017

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

Interactive Rocking Horse

Posted: 12/10/2017

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 wins at HOYS

Posted: 12/10/2017

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 Harriet Morris-Baumber

Posted: 12/10/2017

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

British Horse feeds award

Posted: 12/10/2017

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

Posted: 11/10/2017

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

THE SCIENCE OF RUGGING HORSES - WHAT TO USE & WHEN!

Posted: 11/10/2017

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

New Super Fast Soaking Speedy-Mash Fibre from SPILLERS®

Posted: 11/10/2017

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

Ranch Rider’s New Classic Arzizona Adventure

Posted: 11/10/2017

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

October featured equestrian property for sale!

Posted: 11/10/2017

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

British Horse Feeds Red Dragon Success

Posted: 10/10/2017

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

Types of Haylage - a study

Posted: 10/10/2017

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 takes the Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship

Posted: 09/10/2017

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

HOYS final day Round up

Posted: 09/10/2017

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

HOYS Day four: Round up

Posted: 08/10/2017

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

HOYS Day three: Round up

Posted: 08/10/2017

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

HOYS Day two: Round up

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

Matt Sampson takes the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Champs

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

A Royal visit for NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorlands

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

Topham Barnes Hack of the Year Championship

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

Charlotte Dujardin retains Dressage Future Elite Champion title

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Pony of the Year Champion

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

The Barber Family British Ridden Heavy Horse of the Year Champ

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

Virbac 3D Worming Pony Club Mounted Games Cup

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

Tahnia Jordan-Jones wins the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Champs

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

Ebony King rules Small Show Hunter of the Year Championship

Posted: 06/10/2017

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

Full round up from Day 1 at HOYS!

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Sophie Wells Horse of the Year Show Equestrian of the Year

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Talent Seekers inc 7 Year Old Championship

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Cuddy Working Hunter of the Year

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Ridden Purebred Arab of the Year

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Harness Horse and Pony of the Year Championship

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Equissage Pulse Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year Championship

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Brineton Colne Mountain & Moorland Mini Pony of the Year Champion

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse of the Year Championship

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

British Riding Clubs TopSpec Dressage to Music Champs 2017

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year Championship

Posted: 05/10/2017

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

Dressage riders confirmed for HOYS

Posted: 03/10/2017

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

Live streaming at Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 03/10/2017

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

Racing Legend "mini me's" to take the reins at Olympia!

Posted: 28/09/2017

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

Miss England draws crowds to HOYS Sunday Gala Performance

Posted: 28/09/2017

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

GET WAISTED with Timothy Foxx!

Posted: 27/09/2017

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

The Spanish Boot Company offers a wide choice!

Posted: 27/09/2017

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 highest placed rider to Charlotte Award!

Posted: 27/09/2017

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

Success for British Riding Clubs Endurance Team Event

Posted: 27/09/2017

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

Horse colic campaign wins prestigious award

Posted: 21/09/2017

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

New Roller Bead from HiHo Silver

Posted: 21/09/2017

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 Stars at HOYS

Posted: 21/09/2017

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

Feed manufacturer branches out into equine sector

Posted: 19/09/2017

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

Posted: 19/09/2017

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

Master Saddlers' AGM

Posted: 19/09/2017

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 sponsor Harriet

Posted: 19/09/2017

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

New President for Master Saddlers

Posted: 19/09/2017

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

Tottie launches new sponsorship search - Tottie Select 2018

Posted: 18/09/2017

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

New Versatile Padded Waistcoat From Equitheme

Posted: 18/09/2017

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

I’Anson Brothers Ltd Acquire The Golden Paste Company

Posted: 18/09/2017

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

Reducing the Incidence of IAD in Horses

Posted: 18/09/2017

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 boot from Grubs

Posted: 14/09/2017

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

Master Saddlers' National Competition

Posted: 14/09/2017

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

Dressage advice from Gary Foggon

Posted: 14/09/2017

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

Essential Criteria to Consider When Keeping Horses in Isolation

Posted: 13/09/2017

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

Experience a family day out at Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 13/09/2017

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

New source of equestrian stock images

Posted: 13/09/2017

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 at Dressage Nationals

Posted: 12/09/2017

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

Princess Royal at HOYS

Posted: 12/09/2017

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

A healthier way to feed your horse

Posted: 11/09/2017

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

Official Photographer for HOYS

Posted: 11/09/2017

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

Posted: 11/09/2017

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

Eqclusive sponsors Karen McConnell

Posted: 08/09/2017

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

Liverpool International Announced

Posted: 08/09/2017

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

New Brand Ambassador for Caviera

Posted: 08/09/2017

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

Stylish Saddle Cloth

Posted: 05/09/2017

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

Mud free autumn

Posted: 05/09/2017

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

Preparing for Competitions

Posted: 05/09/2017

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

September Featured Equestrian Property for sale

Posted: 04/09/2017

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 Breakfast kitchen 6 bedrooms 6 bath/shower rooms 1 bedroom annexe Office Attached stable range with two tack rooms A range of barns and garaging Outdoor arena Fenced paddocks... Read More

Stable Biosecurity – Tips and Advice from StableShield

Posted: 26/04/2018

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

From Girl Power To Horse Power with Ranch Rider

Posted: 04/09/2017

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

Sara Squires and Black Country Saddles

Posted: 04/09/2017

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

Avant loader for Trevor Breen

Posted: 04/09/2017

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 on H&C

Posted: 04/09/2017

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 Grand Prix

Posted: 04/09/2017

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 Hartpury Champion

Posted: 01/09/2017

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 shoe

Posted: 01/09/2017

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

Master Saddlers support rider weight study

Posted: 01/09/2017

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 Bracelet from HiHo

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

PomPom Poncho!

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

Scott Brash at Hickstead

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

New Velvet Jacket

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

Childéric Rucksack

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

New Cherry Roller necklace from HiHo

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

Lara Edwards Dressage

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

Launch of Avant electric loader

Posted: 30/08/2017

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 gain confidence

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

Advice from Jo Bates

Posted: 30/08/2017

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 wins!

Posted: 30/08/2017

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 at SPOGA

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

Injured Riders Fund

Posted: 30/08/2017

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

New BD approved Dressage waistcoat to launch at Burghley

Posted: 29/08/2017

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

NEW SEASON, NEW COLLECTION

Posted: 29/08/2017

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 get set for Horse of the Year Show

Posted: 24/08/2017

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

Bicton International

Posted: 24/08/2017

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

Somerford feature classes

Posted: 24/08/2017

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 Competition

Posted: 24/08/2017

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

Laurence Pearman Q&A

Posted: 24/08/2017

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

Lorna wins at Gatcombe

Posted: 24/08/2017

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

Rare Black Rhino Saved by Fibre-Beet!

Posted: 21/08/2017

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

Win Sponsorship from Stable Shield

Posted: 21/08/2017

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 Championships on H&C TV

Posted: 16/08/2017

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

Diamante Browband from Kate Negus

Posted: 16/08/2017

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

Matilda wins!

Posted: 16/08/2017

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

Hattie l'Anson joins the team

Posted: 16/08/2017

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

Ranch Rider offers

Posted: 16/08/2017

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

Willa wins at Hartpury

Posted: 14/08/2017

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 at Hartpury

Posted: 11/08/2017

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 sponsors Somerford Park

Posted: 10/08/2017

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

Jonty Evans at Hartpury

Posted: 10/08/2017

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

Lola Ellis wins the Stepping Stones 128cm Championships Final

Posted: 10/08/2017

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

Stepping Stones 138cm Championships Final

Posted: 10/08/2017

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

A hat-trick for Lauren Roach as she takes the Pony British Novice

Posted: 10/08/2017

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

Laila Caroline wins the Pony Silver league 128cm Final

Posted: 10/08/2017

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

Nicole Lockhead Anderson adds another two wins to her belt

Posted: 10/08/2017

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

Pony Silver league 138cm and Under Final

Posted: 10/08/2017

‘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

Pony Restricted Rider 1.00m Championship Final

Posted: 10/08/2017

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

Marnic Groundworks Ltd Pony 80cm Open

Posted: 09/08/2017

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

All Horse Magazine Pony 90cm Open

Posted: 09/08/2017

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

Felix Recovers from Career-Threatening Injury

Posted: 09/08/2017

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

Nottingham Vet School first in UK for student satisfaction

Posted: 09/08/2017

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

Alteration to Saturday’s Showing timetable and change in judge

Posted: 09/08/2017

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

A double win for the Kings of Wessex School Black Team

Posted: 09/08/2017

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 takes the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Maste

Posted: 09/08/2017

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

1.10m Just For Schools National Championships

Posted: 09/08/2017

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

Juniors at Hickstead

Posted: 04/08/2017

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

Exciting News for the Equestrian Property Market!

Posted: 03/08/2017

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

HOYS tickets donated to children's charity

Posted: 03/08/2017

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

More diversification for rural businesses?

Posted: 03/08/2017

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

DVDs for HOYS

Posted: 03/08/2017

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 Trade Event to Support Rural Innovation & Diversification

Posted: 01/08/2017

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

VirEquine protection from GHS Direct

Posted: 01/08/2017

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

Winning ways for a healthy stable environment

Posted: 01/08/2017

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

Showjumping live!

Posted: 01/08/2017

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 degrees

Posted: 01/08/2017

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 supports Championships

Posted: 01/08/2017

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

Nick Skelton recognised with award from Hickstead.

Posted: 01/08/2017

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

New Director for Grandstand Media

Posted: 01/08/2017

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 Supreme

Posted: 01/08/2017

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

Yuri Mansur wins at Hickstead

Posted: 01/08/2017

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 in QE II Cup

Posted: 01/08/2017

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

Fashion at Hickstead Ladies' Day

Posted: 01/08/2017

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

New RDA Accessibility Mark Centre

Posted: 31/07/2017

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

Tea with Liz Edgar

Posted: 28/07/2017

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 at Hickstead

Posted: 28/07/2017

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 at Hickstead

Posted: 27/07/2017

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

Bicton Arena International

Posted: 27/07/2017

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

NAF Hartpury Trials course design

Posted: 27/07/2017

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

Olympians at Hickstead

Posted: 27/07/2017

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

Win £1,000 Sponsorship with Equithème

Posted: 21/07/2017

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

Historic Trophies at Longines Royal International

Posted: 21/07/2017

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 at Stoneleigh

Posted: 21/07/2017

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

Alltech Ideas Conference online

Posted: 20/07/2017

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

Martin Collins for Global Champions

Posted: 20/07/2017

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 Wilberry for Olympia

Posted: 20/07/2017

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

Trickle Net Transformations

Posted: 19/07/2017

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 Shirt from Equithème

Posted: 18/07/2017

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

Whitakers at Hickstead

Posted: 17/07/2017

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

HorseHage supports Pablo's Sanctuary

Posted: 13/07/2017

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 on Horse & Country TV

Posted: 13/07/2017

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

CHIO AACHEN - THE FIRST EQUESTRIAN MAJOR OF 2017

Posted: 12/07/2017

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

More from Hartpury Dressage

Posted: 12/07/2017

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

Hartpury Dressage Results

Posted: 12/07/2017

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

Longines Royal International on Sky

Posted: 12/07/2017

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

Welly throwing record

Posted: 12/07/2017

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

Martin Collins surfaces at Hickstead

Posted: 12/07/2017

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

New Sponsor for British Showjumping National Championships

Posted: 12/07/2017

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

Al Shira’aa Derby reaches new heights thanks to Facebook

Posted: 07/07/2017

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

Aztec Diamond has introduced a new baseball cap

Posted: 07/07/2017

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

Fine & Country to support the BS National Championships

Posted: 07/07/2017

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

HOYS winner set to compete in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Posted: 07/07/2017

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

Dujardin does the double on a scorching second day at Hartpury

Posted: 07/07/2017

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

Para riders pave the path to success on Festival’s first day

Posted: 06/07/2017

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

All about Simon Reynolds

Posted: 05/07/2017

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

New Anatomic Girth

Posted: 05/07/2017

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 answers questions

Posted: 05/07/2017

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 launches new product

Posted: 05/07/2017

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

Coursewalk at Liverpool International

Posted: 05/07/2017

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

Riding Holiday In-SPUR-ation from Ranch Rider

Posted: 04/07/2017

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

Win a pair of Members Enclosure tickets to Hickstead!

Posted: 04/07/2017

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

The countdown is on to the BS National Championships 2017!

Posted: 04/07/2017

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

Riders around the UK qualify for the BS National Championships

Posted: 04/07/2017

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

Leabeater leads the way to Tongeren after GB squad selection

Posted: 04/07/2017

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

British Horse Feed L'Anson helps fund Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Posted: 03/07/2017

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

Win a Huge £5,000 Sponsorship with TopSpec

Posted: 03/07/2017

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

Dressage to Music

Posted: 03/07/2017

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

British Showjumping Championships

Posted: 03/07/2017

The countdown is on to the British Showjumping National Championships 2017 Featuring many National showjumping tit