The Buzz is back at Badminton Horse Trials

Posted: 05/05/2022

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

Champions crowned in Voltaire Design Grassroots Championship

Posted: 05/05/2022

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

WCUC Launch sees Surge in Applications

Posted: 05/05/2022

Applications for degree courses at WCG have seen a significant boost since the launch of our new university centre. WCG launched Warwickshire College and University Centre (WCUC) in December and saw a 15 per cent rise in overall applications for degree-level courses to the end of January. The first UCAS deadline of the... Read More

The real cost of a sick or injured horse

Posted: 04/05/2022

Horse insurance claims are an everyday topic for SEIB Insurance Brokers, but for horse owners they can be incredibly stressful, both emotionally and financially. However well we look after and care for our horses and ponies, there are times when they will suffer from a range of different ailments. Many minor... Read More

Featured Equestrian Property May '22

Posted: 04/05/2022

This five bedroom detached farmhouse, dating back to the mid 1800's, benefits from a wealth of character and charm. The heart of the home is the impressive kitchen breakfast room, featuring vaulted ceilings and a four oven Aga. Shades Barn is a traditional red brick barn which could be used as... Read More

DressurFit® & Aubenhausen Academy Masterclasses in English

Posted: 04/05/2022

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

HorseFest Cancel Festival at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre

Posted: 04/05/2022

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

This Business of Horses - Getting to know NKC Equestrian Training

Posted: 04/05/2022

Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Nicola Kinnard-Comedie, Founder of NKC Equestrian Training about how and why Nicola created the business, the journey and experiences to get there, what she is most frequently asked as a business coach, what holds people back in business, biggest business learnings on... Read More

BETA International supports Riding for the Disabled Association

Posted: 04/05/2022

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

Equine Facilitated Learning and Psychotherapy Courses May 2022

Posted: 03/05/2022

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

Equitex introduce their eagerly awaited Pony Half Pad

Posted: 03/05/2022

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

Rider in Balance launch in the UK

Posted: 28/04/2022

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

Badminton announces Official Vehicle Supplier

Posted: 27/04/2022

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 Launch New Pronamic Bits by Bredow-Werndl

Posted: 27/04/2022

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

Minimising Risks with Bedmax at Badminton

Posted: 26/04/2022

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

Fascinating Webinars on HorseTribe

Posted: 26/04/2022

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

Bucas – Pioneering Rug Design Since 1981

Posted: 26/04/2022

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

Buzz-Off - Zebra Stripe Technology

Posted: 22/04/2022

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

Does my saddle need checking regularly?

Posted: 22/04/2022

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 welcomes Sameh el Dahan to the team

Posted: 22/04/2022

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

New Covalliero Polo Shirt

Posted: 22/04/2022

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 risk of feeding horses without permission

Posted: 21/04/2022

The British Horse Society launches new video to raise awareness of the risk of feeding horses without permission #BeHorseAware 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

Equipe Rarity Grip Saddle

Posted: 21/04/2022

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

Multi Coloured Safety When Out Hacking

Posted: 21/04/2022

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

Haygain Can Help Lessen Our Horses’ Environmental Hoof Print

Posted: 21/04/2022

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

New Badminton trophy revealed

Posted: 20/04/2022

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

Buzz-Off Zebra Riding Rug by Bucas

Posted: 20/04/2022

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

Badminton unveils a course for champions

Posted: 19/04/2022

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 INTRODUCE NEW GENERATION OF EQUINE SOLARIUMS

Posted: 14/04/2022

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

Equipe STAF14 Safety Stirrups

Posted: 14/04/2022

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

Posted: 13/04/2022

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

Cavallo Caja Grip Competition Breeches

Posted: 13/04/2022

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

YOUNG EVENTERS PATHWAY DAY A ROARING SUCCESS

Posted: 12/04/2022

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 partnership

Posted: 12/04/2022

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

EQ Bands, the perfect addition to your training session

Posted: 12/04/2022

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

Posted: 12/04/2022

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

New Sue Carson Saddles North Yorkshire Challenge

Posted: 08/04/2022

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 Secures Support from New Sponsor

Posted: 08/04/2022

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

HorseFest 2022 - It’s All Going ON!

Posted: 08/04/2022

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

Joint Winners in the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award

Posted: 07/04/2022

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

Style and substance for Carl Hester MBE

Posted: 07/04/2022

The Centre Line, exclusive UK distributors of the prestigious Lotus Romeo riding jackets have had the pleasure of styling Team GBR dressage rider, Carl Hester MBE with a set of bespoke tailcoats and short jackets to compete in this year. Carl has sported various bespoke pieces from this inimitable brand dating... Read More

Introducing the new ‘Dynamic Performance Hub’

Posted: 07/04/2022

The new ‘Dynamic Performance Hub’ is a welcome innovation for equestrian sport. It offers riders a place to work on themselves and their horses with top class facilities and world class experts. In a comparable way to other Team GBR sports, riders are finally getting the support they need to become... Read More

At The Forefront of Saddle Technology - the Equipe E-Carbon EK-26

Posted: 07/04/2022

The Equipe E-Carbon EK-26 includes the Special and GC as used by top showjumper Ben Maher. The Equipe EK-26 Special and EK-26 GC Jump Saddles are the most popular style from the E-Carbon range chosen by many professional and amateur riders alike. Crafted with a patent-pending carbon fibre tree, comprising of carbon and... Read More

New Covalliero Riding Tights

Posted: 07/04/2022

New for Spring and Summer is the Covalliero Riding Tights which offer a comfortable stretchy and breathable fit in the saddle. The Covalliero Riding Tights feature a full seat with anti-slip silicone, an extra wide and comfortable fitting waist and a practical mobile phone pocket. Lightweight material allows for an extremely durable and... Read More

This Business of Horses...Getting to know IV Horse

Posted: 06/04/2022

In this episode we talk to John Burdon, Director of Windowbox Limited (the home of the IV Horse range of products) about how the brand came in to existence, the ethos of the company, what makes the range of grooming products unique, product development, proudest moments, business challenges, next steps and... Read More

Get behind the Temp Check Challenge!

Posted: 05/04/2022

This year’s Strangles Awareness Week kicks off on 2nd May and is the perfect opportunity for everyone to better protect horses and yards from strangles – and other potentially devastating infectious diseases. One of the simplest ways we can all stay a step ahead of strangles is to spot fever early.... Read More

New research shows Equitex Saddle pads reduce pressure by 87%

Posted: 05/04/2022

Equitex have known for thirty years that their unique saddle pads provide the ultimate back protection for the horse. This year they are proud to deliver the proof.... Comparing some of the world’s most popular half pads across the full range of available materials on the market today, Equitex UK, commissioned... Read More

Discover Newmarket rolls out red carpet with new VIP experience

Posted: 05/04/2022

Racing fans will receive VIP treatment on the new Champagne Lawn Race Day Experience from Discover Newmarket. Guests will be offered a privileged peek behind the scenes at Newmarket’s famous July Racecourse before being treated to one of the best seats for a thrilling afternoon of racing. Action station: The Champagne... Read More

Sun Shines on The Eventing Spring Carnival

Posted: 04/04/2022

With the who’s who of the eventing world in action at the inaugural The Eventing Spring Carnival on the magnificent Thoresby Estate, in Nottinghamshire, there was topclass action over the three days. Warner Hotels day dawned on Friday with three novice sections, the CCI-2*S and the Intermediate all coming to a fitting... Read More

New Prize to be awarded at Bramham International Horse Trials

Posted: 04/04/2022

Yorkshire-based company, British Horse Feeds is delighted to be awarding a new prize at Bramham International Horse Trials this year. 2022 will see the addition of the British Horse Feeds Best Turned Out, which will run alongside the Hiho Silver Best Dressed Rider, and will be awarded for the best turned out... Read More

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