Successful Year Reported at Society of Master Saddlers AGM

Posted: 27/09/2022

This year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ AGM reported a hugely successful year for the organization with membership at an all-time high. Said Chief Executive Hazel Morley: “Membership continues to increase and stands at 572, another record, and I am delighted to report that our revised Mentor Scheme, which helps our trainees move... Read More

Animalintex Sponsors Bubby Upton

Posted: 26/09/2022

Robinson Animal Healthcare is delighted to welcome event rider Bubby Upton to the team as an Animalintex® sponsored rider. Bubby stepped up to the senior ranks in 2021 following huge success as a young rider, wining Gold at the Junior European Championships in 2017, which also helped Team GB to secure the... Read More

Stylish New Autumm/Winter Collection from Mattes

Posted: 15/09/2022

Well known for their first class and highly functional saddle pads the Mattes Eurofit collection is now available in a stunning range of autumn/winter colours. These stylish saddle pads are available with a super-premium lambskin edging and are a must have with trim to the front and rear. The very best quality... Read More


Posted: 14/09/2022

British four-star event rider, Will Rawlin has become the latest addition to #TeamEquitex, as brand ambassador for the revolutionary saddle pads. Will, who runs a professional yard near Swindon, has been using the Equitex saddle pad throughout the 2022 season and has been consistently impressed with the support they offer the horses.... Read More

Lotus Romeo launches eagerly awaited ‘Collett Mesh Tailcoat’

Posted: 14/09/2022

Lotus Romeo UK, the prestigious European equestrian sports brand is delighted to announce the launch of their eagerly awaited ‘Collett Mesh Tailcoat’. After a summer of immense heat Lotus Romeo, suppliers to the British Equestrian Team, realised that riders were in need of an even lighter option for their competition tailcoats.... Read More

BETA International 2022 New Product Awards revealed

Posted: 14/09/2022

The winners of the BETA International 2022 New Product Awards, sponsored by Equestrian Trade News, were chosen by a panel of independent retailers and retail experts, who arrived before 9.30am on the first day of the show (Sunday, September 11th) in order to make their choices from an impressive range of... Read More

Best Stand Awards presented at BETA International

Posted: 14/09/2022

Awards for the Best Stands at BETA International were presented on the first day of the show (Sunday, September 11th) at the NAEC Stoneleigh. The Best Large Stand (32sq m and over) was awarded to Perry Equestrian (stand 1-C10) and the Best Small Stand was won by Ethos (stand 2-F13). A... Read More

BETA International attracts ‘high quality’ visitors

Posted: 14/09/2022

BETA International, sponsored by Neue Schule, has proved itself yet again to be the top trade show for the UK equestrian industry, with the event providing the perfect platform for the launch of so many new and exciting products. The event at the NAEC Stoneleigh on September 11-13 closed with visitors... Read More

World Class Riders Head to Osberton International

Posted: 14/09/2022

Most of the country’s leading riders are entered and set to converge on Osberton International Horse Trials later this month. Well known for being a launch pad for ‘Tomorrows Champions’ an amazing 68 per cent of the finishing field at this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials were Osberton graduates. The very best... Read More

Monart Sale Gears Up For Bumper 2022 Sale

Posted: 13/09/2022

Ireland’s only elite horse sale, run by riders, for riders, looks to build on the success of the 2021 hybrid virtual sale again this November. The auction dedicated to 3-year-old potential event horses, run by 5* riders Niall Griffin (IRE), Polly Jackson (GB) and Bill Levett (AUS), once again welcomes... Read More

Martin Collins to supply the footing for Global Champions Tour

Posted: 08/09/2022

Following on from the success at the London Global Champions Tour, the Martin Collins Group have now been awarded the contract to supply the footing for the New York leg of the Global Champions Tour, from 23rd-25th September 2022. The venue for this, the penultimate leg of the GCT and GCL is... Read More

H&C+ To Live Stream LeMieux National Dressage Championships

Posted: 08/09/2022

There’s a real treat coming up on Horse & Country’s streaming service, H&C+, with coverage from this year’s LeMieux National Dressage Championships. One of the highlights on the competition calendar, the championships take place at Somerford Park, Cheshire from September 15 to 18, with live streaming of the two showpiece classes at... Read More

BETA International gets set to open on Sunday 11 September

Posted: 08/09/2022

Final preparations are being made as the eagerly awaited BETA International exhibition gets set to open its doors at NAEC Stoneleigh at 9.30am on Sunday, 11th September. The excitement has been building for months with leading companies from the equestrian, pet and country sectors planning their new launches around the exhibition.... Read More

Dust-extracted and dust-free horse bedding

Posted: 07/09/2022

What does it really mean and why are low-dust and dust-free bedding products important to the health of your horse? Go into any equine retailer and you’ll see a plethora of equine bedding products, with many branded as ‘dust-extracted’ or ‘dust-free’ horse bedding. That’s great we hear you say! But in actual... Read More

There are better ways of moving hay bales...

Posted: 07/09/2022

WITH A SELECTION OF 3 BALE TRAILERS TO CHOOSE FROM YOU CAN DECIDE ON THE BEST MODEL FOR YOUR NEEDS! The manual winch ATV bale trailer can move large round bales of haylage, hay, silage or straw with ease using a suitable ATV, compact tractor, or four-wheel-drive vehicle, and is... Read More

Asthmatic pony enjoys pasture romps with the help of Steamed Hay

Posted: 07/09/2022

Asthmatic pony enjoys pasture romps with the help of Steamed Hay at Mossburn Community Farm. Sixteen-year-old Welsh Section B pony Mitzee became a permanent Mossburn Community Farm resident in 2020 following several short-term loan homes from the sanctuary. After a long career as jumping pony, Mitzee now gets care for the equine... Read More

Horse of the Year Show 2022

Posted: 07/09/2022

The incredible Horse of the Year Show returns to the NEC Birmingham’s, Resorts World Arena from 5th – 9th October 2022. For more information on this year's event, check out the official Horse of the Year Show website here – Whether you are a competitive rider, horse enthusiast or... Read More

Degree Level Open Events @ Warwickshire College University Centre

Posted: 07/09/2022

Degree Level Open Events at Warwickshire College University Centre offer a variety of higher education courses across our six colleges. WCUC Degree Level Open Events provide prospective students with the opportunity to speak to our academic staff about how studying with us could open new doors. Visit our Degree Level Open Events to: Chat... Read More

The Benefits of Feeding a Warming Mash in Winter

Posted: 07/09/2022

By Dr Tom Shurlock, Consultant Nutritionist for British Horse Feeds Winter brings a number of issues around stabling, feeding and keeping your horse warm over winter. Of these, water management doesn’t seem important. Obviously, there is a full bucket at all times, but perhaps more attention should be paid to water intake.... Read More

Featured Property September 2022

Posted: 07/09/2022

And what an absolute beauty we have for you to feast your eyes on this month! Kitchen Garden Cottages near Kettering, Northamptonshire has everything you need and some. The stunning cottages (there are 2!) with incredible views are surrounded by 14 acres and equally stunning facilities for your horses, and we mean... Read More

This Business of Horses - Getting to know...Synovium Horse Health

Posted: 07/09/2022

LISTEN NOW Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Vicky Hipkins, Managing Director at Synovium Horse Health UK about how she became MD at Synovium, who Synovium are, what makes them different in a busy market, best sellers, common issues that owners come to them with, what to look... Read More

Major Expansion for Equisafety

Posted: 06/09/2022

Major Expansion for Equisafety with Launch of Innovative New Website Following two years of significant growth, the leaders in premium safety products, Equisafety has launched a brand new concept to move the business forward to major growth. With Nicky Fletcher at the helm, Equisafety is famous for innovation and a radical... Read More

Red Dragon Festival of Endurance

Posted: 06/09/2022

The British Horse Feeds & The Golden Paste Company’s Red Dragon Festival of Endurance: Costs Reduced to Support Riders The Red Dragon Festival of Endurance (30 September – 2 October 2022) is set to be a bumper year as organisers have subsidised stabling costs to support competitors and ensure the... Read More


Posted: 01/09/2022

HorseLight are the official UK stockist of Infrapower products by These ingenious products harness the power of light therapy, with both red and infrared light, to treat pain and inflammation in horses. The Infrapower Poll Cap is a clever device which aids in the managements of poll tension due to the... Read More

Brand new Cavaleros Salina Performance Shirt

Posted: 01/09/2022

The Centre Line, exclusive UK distributors of Cavaleros riding wear are pleased to announce the launch of this super stylish ‘Salina’ Show Performance Shirt. A perfect wardrobe essential for the Autumn/Winter season, available in a long or short sleeve version, both of which are ideal for the changeable weather as... Read More

Saddles and Reins from Amerigo

Posted: 31/08/2022

Amerigo DJ Jump Saddle Looking for a new jumping saddle with a classic style, backed by superb technology? – the Amerigo DJ Jump Saddle has the answers. Designed for horses with an average length of withers to the deepest point, and a straighter topline, the Amerigo DJ Jump Saddle is individually handmade with... Read More

GCSE Success at Queen Mary’s School

Posted: 30/08/2022

Pupils and staff at Queen Mary’s School, between Ripon and Thirsk, are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results, with 31% of entries achieving Grade 8-9s. This year’s excellent results highlight remarkable value-added scores allowing entry for all into their first choice of sixth form. Destinations include Fettes College in Edinburgh,... Read More

The Amerigo Safety Stirrup

Posted: 30/08/2022

Amerigo’s Safety Stirrup, is born from the idea of creating a functional accessory that is innovative yet original. Created from lengthy commitment in research and development, the Amerigo Safety Stirrup is characterised by its aesthetic lightness and simplicity of release. The choice of materials used to create the Safety Stirrup reflects... Read More

Amerigo Vespucci Grackle Bridle

Posted: 30/08/2022

The Amerigo Vespucci Grackle Bridle will make your horse stand out from the crowd. Made from beautiful leather for a luxurious finish, the gentle bridle comes with a grackle noseband for added comfort. The metal clincher detailing on the browband and grackle adds an extra touch of style and the anatomic headpiece ensures... Read More

Amerigo Protector Dressage Girth

Posted: 30/08/2022

The beautiful Amerigo Protector Dressage Girth is specially designed for horses with girthing problems. The girth helps remove all friction and pressure during movement, allowing the horse to move freely and comfortably. The special shape provides extra comfort for the horse and the front side of the girth is softly padded with calfskin.... Read More

Amerigo Vega Jump Special – Offering Great Value and Quality

Posted: 30/08/2022

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

Accessibility Mark Helping to Educate Students

Posted: 25/08/2022

The Equestrian Centre at SMB College Group’s Brooksby Campus, which is based in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, has become an Accessibility Mark accredited centre – providing students with the tools to teach disabled riders when they embark on their equestrian coaching career. Rachel Watson, Section Manager for Equine at the... Read More

Equisafety Wraparound Rug

Posted: 25/08/2022

The Equisafety Wraparound Rug provides high visibility, is reflective, 100% waterproof, breathable and windproof. Designed so that it is light weight and does not over heat the horse, the rug is lined with a wicking fabric and quilting so that it has a soft thin padding. This tough performance fabric provides durability with... Read More

Scotts of Thrapston at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2022

Posted: 24/08/2022

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials are back in full swing and Scotts of Thrapston are up front and centre. View our premium stables, luxury summerhouses and eager team from the 1st - 4th September 2022. The Scotts of Thrapston family are again pitching up at the 2022 Land Rover Burghley... Read More

Horse & Country to Live Stream BSPS Summer Championships

Posted: 24/08/2022

SHOWING fans will be able to catch all the action from the BSPS Summer Championships at Arena UK this August thanks to live stream action on Horse & Country. Always a highlight of the showing calendar, this prestigious event runs from August 23 to 27 with the country’s leading riders vying for... Read More

Springfield Stud to Sponsor at Osberton

Posted: 19/08/2022

Leading sport horse professionals, Springfield Stud are to sponsor the prestigious Four-year-old Showcase at this year’s Osberton International Horse Trials. Based near Shrewsbury, Springfield Stud has a small selection of stallions available suitable for eventing and competition horse breeding. The Four-year-old Showcase provides a fantastic opportunity for young horses to experience a competition... Read More

Society of Master Saddlers’ National Competition

Posted: 16/08/2022

The 2023 Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition will see an ‘environmentally friendly’ theme for the President’s Choice class at the prestigious event. Current President Helen Reader has come up with the concept of entrants designing and making any leather item incorporating repurposed leather items. The entry can be decorative, ornamental or... Read More

Excitement Builds for Osberton International

Posted: 11/08/2022

Excitement Builds for Osberton International Horse and Driving Trials This year’s Osberton International Horse and Driving Trials look’s set for world class sport as well as a host of family entertainment. The very best eventing and driving action is combined with the fantastic setting of the Nottinghamshire estate with the event... Read More

Cavalor Cool Sens Concentrated Liniment

Posted: 11/08/2022

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

Bedmax Launch Education Portal to Support Retailers

Posted: 09/08/2022

Leading equine bedding manufacture, Bedmax, has launched a brand-new online education portal aimed at supporting and inspiring retail staff to extend or refresh their knowledge on the choice of equine bedding options. The ‘Bedmax Certificate of Bedding Management and Awareness’ has been developed by Bedmax with the support of experts across the... Read More

Fundraising campaign “Ride for Ukraine” - to save 5000 horses

Posted: 09/08/2022

Fundraising campaign “Ride for Ukraine”, aiming to save 5000 horses, was launched in the FEI Dressage European Championships for Juniors & Young Riders at Hartpury. At the FEI Dressage European Championships for Juniors & Young Riders at Hartpury, the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation Charity Foundation (UEF-CF) launched a “Ride for Ukraine”... Read More

Cutting the Cost of Horse Bedding Without Compromising on Quality

Posted: 03/08/2022

Bedding is one of the big costs of horse ownership, so with the cost of living and keeping a horse rising dramatically, we’re looking at ways you can help your owners cut their bedding costs but still maintain their commitment to high standards of equine health care. Our top three tips... Read More

Three Reasons to Work in the UK Leather Industry

Posted: 03/08/2022

Jobs that require working with leather can be diverse, ranging from saddle, bridle and harness making to shoemaking in the fashion industry. The British leather industry is growing at an exponential rate. In 2017, it had an estimated annual growth of £195 million and an estimated turnover of £1.14 billion. However, there... Read More

Are there any benefits to feeding MSM to your horse?

Posted: 03/08/2022

MSM for horses? A common topic discussed between equestrians, some saying it has really improved their horse’s health and others calling it a myth. So, what are the FACTS about MSM for horses: MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane) is a rich source of sulphur. Sulphur is an essential mineral for optimal muscle metabolism... Read More

Do I need horse insurance?

Posted: 03/08/2022

Owning a horse is a huge financial commitment, not only in the initial purchase but the ongoing costs of care as well. However, it can be the unforeseen costs that rapidly spiral out of control and cause significant stress and worry for owners. Having horse insurance is a way... Read More

Featured Property August 2022

Posted: 03/08/2022

What a stunning picture of English country life this property in Catton, Derbyshire paints with its fine, period, 7 bedroom home, south facing gardens (including kitchen garden) and orchard…and then there is the space for your horses. The immaculate stables, manege and flat, post and rail fenced paddocks are the stuff... Read More

This Business of Horses-Getting to know..Charles Louis Commercial

Posted: 03/08/2022

Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Anthony Meadowcroft, a Director at Charles Louis Commercial agents about why he specialised in commercial estate agency, NAEA Propertymark, his current Chairmanship of the Commercial Advisory Committee, selling equestrian commercial property and businesses, the things to consider when doing so and the... Read More

Cavalor Ice Clay - for Overworked Muscles and Tendons

Posted: 29/07/2022

Cavalor Ice Clay is applied mainly to the legs to relax overworked muscles and tendons and help prevent swelling. Cavalor Ice Clay consists primarily of kaolinite. This clay is naturally rich in minerals with a high absorption capacity; it purifies and removes excessive synovial fluid from the ankle... Read More

Cavalor Equi Wash – for a Refreshing Shower

Posted: 29/07/2022

Cavalor Equi Wash is a mild shampoo that thoroughly cleans your horse or pony’s coat. The pH neutral shampoo removes dirt and gives a shiny effect while being gentle to the skin with no irritation. Equi Wash is a highly concentrated and soft (pH 7-7.5) shampoo that has an important cleaning and... Read More

Sweet-Itch and Fly Control with Cavalor Switch

Posted: 29/07/2022

Summer eczema is a common summer skin condition also known as sweet itch and occurs when culicoides, certain biting midges and flies salivate on the horse’s skin. The saliva causes an allergic reaction and will show in the signs of irritation, inflammation and discomfort for many horses. It is often a recurring... Read More

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