The colours you choose to ride in could mean the difference between being seen by a driver or not - and it might not be the usual yellow, orange or pink that work best. Equisafety’s Nicky Fletcher explains more….
Have you ever wondered why traffic lights, brake lights and warning... Read More
Leading equine supplement brand NAF returns as title sponsor for Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage (5-10 July), Showjumping Spectacular (26-29 June) and International Horse Trials (10-14 August) in what is set to be a bumper year for Hartpury University and Hartpury College. In addition to the anticipated full return of spectators to... Read More
New for Spring and Summer 2022 from Covalliero, the Children’s Combi Jacket is both stylish and practical for the warmer months.
The fashionable hybrid design is expertly crafted using softshell and quilted materials, making it an ideal mid or outer layer this season.
The jacket is also feather light, extremely durable and breathable... Read More
Cavalor Calm reduces stress in nervous horses that have hypersensitive and timid reactions to changing situations or unusual circumstances.
These can include many different circumstance such as transport and when on the road, loud noises, colours, lights, commotion, unfamiliar environments, people and animals. Horses that perform well in... Read More
New from Sprenger is the Fair Rider spur which has been developed to help horses get used to being ridden with spurs.
The spur is gentle to the skin and coat due to the enlarged, smooth contact surface and it is ideal for leg and spur sensitive horses.
The Fair Rider is also... Read More
The Nathe Pelham Bit range has been developed to assist mouth sensitive horses to perform at the highest level.
The Nathe Mullen Mouth Pelham Bit with Port relieves pressure on the middle of the tongue and has bit guards to protect the lips. It comes in both soft and hard mouth... Read More
The new ergonomically shaped Satinox bits from Sprenger are made of high-quality stainless steel are characterised by excellent workmanship and tested material quality.
The Satin mouthpiece with its matt surface has a particularly noble appearance and ensures a pleasant feeling on the tongue.
The curbed shape of the Satinox bits gives the tongue... Read More
Laura Collett realised a childhood dream as she won Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, after a superb performance on Karen Bartlett and Keith Scott’s London 52. Laura’s finishing score of 21.4 — she added a mere 0.4 of a show jumping time penalty to her dressage mark — is... Read More
A New Cross Country Course is set to establish Catton Park Back on the Eventing Calendar The iconic setting of Catton Park is just one of many reasons riders are heading back to this premier Midlands event. Held on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders, this year’s event takes place on June... Read More
Laura Collett and London 52 produced an outstanding cross-country performance at Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, to retain their dressage lead and go into tomorrow's show jumping finale with a fence in hand. Her Olympic team mate Oliver Townend is in second and third places on... Read More
Olympic gold medallists Laura Collett and London 52 are in pole position going into tomorrow's cross-country day at Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian. They head the dressage leaderboard after a superb performance that earned a score of 21. Scoring is tight at the top and a mere handful... Read More
Olympic gold medallists Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser, took an early lead at the beginning of today's dressage phase at Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, and remained unchallenged at the end of the day after a superb performance for the excellent score of 23.4. 'It's a shame he... Read More
The British Horse Society (BHS) is excited to launch this year’s Ride Out UK, the annual campaign celebrating the joys of riding out, while raising money to protect and improve safe off-road routes for all. Proudly supported by Horse & Country, Ride Out UK kicks off in May until the... Read More
Are you looking to take that leap and study for a career you have always dreamed of? The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES) is accepting enrolments now for the Level 6 Equine Physiotherapy Diploma Programme, which is a four-year blended learning course.
Aimed at higher education students that are looking to... Read More
A total of 83 horses from 12 nations will start at Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, with the first competitive combination into the dressage arena at 9.30am tomorrow – Phoebe Locke performs the ‘Guinea Pig’ test at 9.10am. The excitement was palpable as riders, owners, spectators... Read More
Katherine Illingworth had the thrill of a lifetime when winning the Voltaire Design Grassroots Championship (BE100) held at Badminton on Philip Adkins' Ballinoecastle Q, a seven-year-old by Obos Quality. Katherine, 27, who acts as head girl for Philip's Cadenza Eventing yard in Northamptonshire, added nothing to her... Read More
Aubenhausen Academy are pleased to announce the renowned fitness programme developed by Olympic, World Cup and European champion Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and the masterclass courses are now available in English.
Launching on the 9th May, there is a special 50% off deal available on the 9th and 10th May which you can... Read More
After months of work it is with regret that Thea Roberts and Heidi Hunter-Cope, founders of HorseFest announce that the event which was to bring equine experts, elite riders and everyday riders together to celebrate all things horse over the second weekend in July has been cancelled. Said Thea: “It is... Read More
BETA International is pleased to announce that Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is its chosen charity for 2022.
RDA, whose horses benefit the lives of more than 25,000 disabled children and adults, will enjoy a high-profile presence at September’s exhibition, where visitors and exhibitors can find out more about the association’s... Read More
Equi-Scotia has some online workshops coming up in May that might be of interest...
First Aid for Mental Health - (1 day workshop and professional discussion assessment 30-60 mins - Ofsted/SQA accredited certificate) Introduction to Equine Facilitated Learning - (3 x 2 hour online classes)
Both of these courses count as CPD points... Read More
Every young rider loves a bit of ‘matchy-matchy’, but unfortunately many saddle cloth options available aren’t always the best for your pony’s back! This is where the Equitex Pony Half Pad comes in. The cut of this half pad has been specifically designed to sit discreetly under a pony’s standard... Read More
The Centre Line have just announced their exclusive UK distribution of Rider in Balance products.These specially designed, patented stirrups help to improve a rider’s leg position and balance. The RiB Steel Stirrups are a hot new product and will transform rider experience, whatever the discipline. Balance is key when riding... Read More
Ford, the UK’s best-selling vehicle manufacturer, is to be the official vehicle supplier at Badminton Horse Trials 2022. Ford will supply vehicles to enable officials to carry out their task around the park and will use the Event to showcase its electrified vehicles. Spectators will... Read More
Sprenger has developed a new range of bits under the Pronamic label developed by bit expert Heiko Schmidt-Sentekl in collaboration with Olympic gold medallist Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl and Benjamin Werndl.
The pronamic bits are anatomically curved single jointed bits featuring a forward flared port.
These bits encourage horses of an advanced training level... Read More
The bags of Bedmax shavings going into the 2022 Badminton Horse Trials stables will be the first bedding ever to carry the official BETA NOPS accreditation badge.
As the competition season gets fully underway, customers and competitors whose horses are bedded on Bedmax can sleep easy knowing their horses’ bedding has been... Read More
Throughout May there is a host of fascinating webinars hosted by the team at HorseTribe. On Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm - Kathryn Nankervis will look at Busting the Myths of Horse Fitness
Whether you have a fun summer of hacking and fun rides planned, or are aiming for a big... Read More
With its distinctive green, clover logo, the name Bucas has been synonymous with innovative rug designs for over 40 years.
The brand was founded in 1981 when most horses would have had a traditional New Zealand turnout and a jute stable rug, a far cry from the extensive wardrobe of most horses... Read More
The evolution of the zebra’s striped coat has been a hot topic amongst scientists for over 150 years with many in depth studies carried out by scientists on why Zebras have stripes and the connection with flies. Photo © Mary King
One of the earlier studies to Bucas’ knowledge is that... Read More
In this article Society of Master Saddlers’ Master Saddler, Master Bridle Maker, Master Harness Maker, Registered Master Saddle Fitter and Registered Qualified Bridle Fitter, Helen Reader, provides advice on:
Q, My saddle seems fine and I’ve been riding in it for years. Do I still need to get it checked regularly?
A, Prevention... Read More
Hi Form Equine UK, UK Distributors of Hi Form are delighted to announce their support of Sameh el Dahan. Showjumper Sameh is one of the leading names on the international showjumping circuit. Until recently he rode for his native Egypt, and helped his country achieve Olympic qualification for the first... Read More
The new Covalliero Polo Shirt is unique in its design, featuring a stand up collar that will sit neatly under any hoodie or jacket.
Made from functional, four-way elastic fabric the Polo Shirt is breathable and will wick away moisture ensuring it not only looks stylish but will stand the test of... Read More
The British Horse Society launches new video to raise awareness of the risk of feeding horses without permission
As part of the #BeHorseAware campaign, The British Horse Society (BHS) and the University of Bristol have today launched a new video, warning members of the public to not feed any horses they may... Read More
The Equipe Rarity Grip Saddle has been specially designed with the younger rider in mind, making it a great junior pony saddle.
It is an elegant and very comfortable jumping saddle crafted in refined leather equipped with a synthetic tree that favours the seating of the rider, whilst adapting itself perfectly to... Read More
The Equisafety Multi Coloured Waistcoat & Accessories
The Equisafety Multi Coloured Waistcoat is crafted from a technical, lightweight and highly breathable Hi Vis mesh fabric.
The Multi Colour mesh fabric is ideal for reflecting sunlight helping to keep you cooler in the warmer months.
A comfortable waistcoat that is fully adjustable at the back... Read More
Everybody poops, including horses.
While there’s ample information about the impact of manure on soil and water quality, it’s good to know that our equines contribute only a small fraction of the world’s accumulation of problematic animal waste. One measurement is that an average horse produces 20.7 kilograms (45.5 pounds) of methane... Read More
The winner of this year's Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, will take home a magnificent new trophy, created by the award-winning animal sculptor Judy Boyt and using materials from the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton estate. The winner of this year's Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars... Read More
Fed up of those pesky flies? The Bucas Buzz-Off Zebra Riding Rug is a lightweight mesh, two part riding rug with a detachable neck piece allowing for different levels of protection.
The hood protects the horse’s neck, chest and shoulders. It comes with an elastic brow-band to help keep the rug in... Read More
The cross-country course at Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, will be a true championship test, built with the forthcoming World Championships in Italy in mind, and promises to be a great thrill for riders and spectators alike. Competitors will find that Badminton's course-designer, Eric Winter,... Read More
HorseLight are delighted to announce they are the official UK stockist of the new generation of infrared equine solariums manufactured by Stallvärme. The Premium and Warm & Dry Stallvärme solariums are a totally new experience for horse and owner alike. Both solariums are silent, easy to clean and use much less... Read More
The super smart and eye-catching Equipe STAF14 Safety Stirrups are an innovative design that are used by top show jumper Ben Maher.
The fixed main gullet of these safety stirrups has been crafted from Ergal, chosen for its mechanical properties, which is far superior to all other aluminium alloys.
They feature a mobile... Read More
Helping Calm Stress - Naturally
Is your horse hot to handle?
Cavalor SoZen is a powdered supplement that may help soothe and relax by naturally alleviating stress in hot or nervous horses.
Horses that are nervous by nature are subjected to chronic stress coupled with excessive adrenaline and cortisol production. Cavalor... Read More
Have the best seat in the house with the sporty, Caja Grip Breeches from Cavallo. They are a must have for any equestrian competition wardrobe. These breeches have been crafted from a heavy duty breathable 4-way stretch cotton that allows for full freedom of movement whilst in the saddle. They also... Read More
As part of their continued expansion The Wesko Equestrian Foundation launched The Young Eventers Pathway in March to rave reviews from attending riders.
“The whole day was really useful,” confirmed Norwegian international rider Yasmin Olsson-Sanderson, “being able to run through a test and practice a course of fences really sets you up... Read More
British Dressage and Horse & Country announce wide-ranging partnership
British Dressage (BD), the National Governing Body for the sport of dressage in Great Britain, and leading international equestrian sports network Horse & Country (H&C), today announced the details of a wide-ranging partnership. The new arrangement covers key areas, including production, distribution, broadcast... Read More
Brand new EQ Bands are taking the market by storm!
Designed to elevate an equestrian athlete’s fitness, balance, stability and position, these ingenious bands will make the most of a riders training both on and off the horse. EQ Bands were designed by Dee So’oialo, a soft tissue and rider strength and... Read More
Sameh el Dahan secures support from Dominick Rugs and their UK distributor, The Centre Line.
The Centre Line, experts in equestrian equipment, are delighted to announce their support of Sameh el Dahanwith with Dominick Rugs. Showjumper Sameh is one of the leading names on the international showjumping circuit. Until recently he... Read More
An exciting new eventing initiative - The Sue Carson Saddles North Yorkshire Challenge - will run across three events this season, with plans to build it in future years.
Taking place at BE80, 90 and 100 levels, riders will earn points at Skipton 1 on July 2 and 3, Aske on July... Read More
Firle Place Country Show and Horse Trials has secured a new supporting sponsor in leading horse feed manufacturer Dodson & Horrell.
Well known for their well-established performance feed range, Dodson & Horrell are keen supporters of the eventing world, with brand ambassadors including Olympic Gold medallists Tom McEwen and Laura Collett plus... Read More
As well as a host of leading rider demonstrations, workshops and Q&As, HorseFest 2022 will also be jam packed with fantastic daily entertainment and evening music. HorseFest, presented by John Oates Horseboxes, is THE fantastic new, weekend festival, designed to celebrate all things horse and takes place July 8 to 10... Read More
Bubby Upton and Gemma Tattersall Joint Winners in the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award
Many of the country’s top riders were in action at the inaugural The Eventing Spring Carnival where riders went head to head for the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award.
Riders were awarded points for the top six placings in all classes... Read More