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ParalympicsGB announces para equestrian squad for Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

ParalympicsGB has confirmed the four para equestrian athlete and horse combinations set to compete at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. ... Read Article

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Key Staffordshire bridleway cleared and resurfaced for horse riders

Council takes action after North Staffordshire Bridleways Association highlights poor condition Overgrown or impassable footpaths and bridleways are a problem ... Read Article

Project-nurse-initiative

Call the Equine Veterinary Nurse!

Research project looks at expanding the roles of veterinary nurses to support career progression and benefit clients One of the ... Read Article

Rosalind Canter reclaims top spot on the FEI eventing world athlete rankings

Photo credit: Libby Law Nine months after losing the lead in the FEI eventing world athlete rankings, Rosalind Canter (GBR) ... Read Article

London International Horse Show announces official charity for 2024

Riding for the Disabled Association is the official charity for the London International Horse Show 2024 event This year’s London ... Read Article

Professional vets learn valuable field surgery

Professional vets learn valuable field surgery

A unique partnership event in Devon teaches UK vets valuable field surgery skills A special equine training clinic hosted by The ... Read Article

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New venue proposed for Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games

In a bid to promote sustainability, the LA28 equestrian events are set to move to an existing facility The Organising ... Read Article

British Horse Society launches Rideathon Challenge

The British Horse Society (BHS) calls on the equestrian community to saddle up and take part in the charity’s annual ... Read Article

British Dressage joins Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

Photo: Jon Stroud. Posed by models. The launch of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is part of British Dressage’s ongoing effort ... Read Article

Team GB Olympic squad Paris 2024

Team GB squads announced for Paris 2024

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced the three squads of riders who will travel to France this summer ... Read Article

Speedy Stevens takes Eventing Grand Prix title at Bolesworth

On 13 June, all eyes were on the JCL Insurance Brokers Eventing Grand Prix at the Bolesworth International Equestrian Summer ... Read Article

SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse - Festive Fare

SEIB Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse

Photo caption: Rebecca Court took second place in the Racehorse to Riding Horse class with Diana Taylor’s Festive Fare SEIB ... Read Article

Natasha Baker para dressage rider

Para dressage entries announced for Paris 2024

The 12 para dressage athlete and horse combinations have been submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as the UK’s nominated entries for ... Read Article

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British entries announced for Paris 2024 dressage

Twelve athlete and horse combinations have been submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as nominated entries for the Paris ... Read Article

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Survey highlights public opinion of horses in sport

World Horse Welfare has announced the results from its annual YouGov survey of public opinion, which this year focused on ... Read Article

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Galloping into the Olympic Games

Excitement mounts as the countdown to Paris begins June 6 marked the 50-day countdown to the start of the equestrian ... Read Article

Racehorse-at-Hoys

Gold Cup winner secures ticket to top class at HOYS in first showing season

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River to compete in SEIB Search for a Star with amateur rider Emma Vane At ... Read Article

Showjumping combinations announced for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

The horse and rider showjumping combinations for the Paris Olympics nominated British Equestrian and the British Showjumping selectors have confirmed ... Read Article

Eventing nominated entries for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

The horse and rider eventing combinations for the Paris Olympics have now been nominated British Equestrian and the British Eventing ... Read Article

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The RVC calls for ex-racehorse owners to complete survey

Do you or have you owned a former racehorse? Take part in the RVC’s survey to support the industry Researchers ... Read Article

Caroline Powell winning Badminton Horse Trials 2024

Caroline Powell is the 75th winner of Badminton

Photo © Badminton Horse Trials Limited The superb New Zealand horsewoman Caroline Powell jumped her way to a historic victory ... Read Article

Tim Price cross country at Badminton Horse Trials

Tim Price currently in the lead after cross country

The cross-country phase proved tricky, with no one managing to get inside the time and only 32 combinations clear  A ... Read Article

Ros Canter at Badminton Horse Trials, dressage

Ros Canter takes the lead after dressage

Photo © Badminton Horse Trials Limited With only 6.4 penalties separating the top 10, it’s all to play for going ... Read Article

Oliver Townend withdraws from Badminton Horse Trials

Leading contender withdraws from Badminton

Oliver Townend will have to wait another year to be in with a chance of finally securing his first Grand ... Read Article

Horses, Hounds and Heroes

The Horse Trust’s annual fundraising event makes a return for 2024 The Horse Trust’s annual fundraising event, Horses, Hounds and ... Read Article

Spectacular international entries for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2024

Royal Windsor Horse Show announces a host of sensational international entries for 2024, including eight of the world’s top 10 ... Read Article

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Brilliant Badminton

From straw-bale seating to the biggest event in the world, Badminton has come a long way in the last 75 ... Read Article

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BRC secures SEIB sponsorship for further two years

Leading insurance broker continues its support for amateur riders via riding club championships Having sponsored British Riding Clubs (BRC) and ... Read Article

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New grassroots eventing team competition launched

BEDE Events adds two new exciting team events to the competition calendar  This season, BEDE Events is launching two brand-new ... Read Article

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BHS warns public against feeding horses

New campaign advises countryside visitors on how to behave around horses With people starting to get about and about in ... Read Article

Support your favourite equestrian business at the UK trade awards

Nominations for the annual BETA awards open to recognise the best in the equestrian industry Once again, riders, owners and ... Read Article

THE-PATHWAY-TO-PARIS-BEGINS-AT-THORESBY

The pathway to Paris begins at Thoresby

Britain’s Tokyo 2020 golden trio among the eventing stars heading to Thoresby’s Eventing Spring Carnival this Easter weekend This Easter ... Read Article

Young-horse-champion-moves

Young Horse Championships make the move to West Sussex

The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead is new host venue for British Young Horse Championships Running from 9–12 August ... Read Article

Champion crowned at The National Shire Horse Show 2024

Shire horse, Regal, crowned championship turnout winner at The National Shire Horse Show Returning to Staffordshire Country Showground in early ... Read Article

RVC-pregnancy-loss-study

Study reveals link between inbreeding and pregnancy loss in Thoroughbred mares

New research shows that Thoroughbred breeding practices are having an impact on pregnancy success Recent research by the Royal Veterinary ... Read Article

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Bereaved donkey finds new forever friend

A donkey who was mourning the loss of his long-term companion finds new friendship for life Raffles the donkey lived ... Read Article

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Bolesworth Festival offers 10 days of equestrian fun  

Head to Cheshire this summer for top showjumping and to see Ben Atkinson in action Festival season is almost upon ... Read Article

The 2024 NEF Award winners have been announced

Two joint winners receive the Sir Colin Spedding Award at the National Equine Forum (NEF) At the National Equine Forum ... Read Article

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BEDE Events launches loyalty card

New scheme rewards frequent competitors at BEDE Events fixtures If you’re mad keen on eventing, a new scheme means your ... Read Article

Charity-launches-scheme-to-support-struggling-horse-owners

Charity launches scheme to support struggling horse owners

World Horse Welfare’s new service provides free advice and access to help anyone facing difficulties caring for their horses A ... Read Article

Herd grazing

Survey reveals reasons for retirement

New survey aims to prolong an active and healthy life for senior horses It’s estimated that one third of the ... Read Article

African-Union-bans-devastating-donkey-skin-trade

African Union bans devastating donkey skin trade

Global animal welfare charity Brooke succeeds in securing export ban after years of lobbying A ban by the African Union ... Read Article

Top-horsey-podcasts

Kick back and relax: the best horsey podcasts

Looking for some new horsey podcasts to try? Feel inspired with our list… Around 25% of us are classed as ... Read Article

The-happiness-quotient

The happiness quotient

How do you know if your horse is truly happy? We reveal all the signs to look out for   ... Read Article

So,-just-how-brainy-is-your-horse-

So, just how brainy is your horse?

Assess your horse’s brainpower with Harry Hall’s equine intelligence test Do you think you own the Einstein of the horse ... Read Article

Research-identifies-most-common-issues-found-in-pre-purchase-examinations

Research identifies most common issues found in pre-purchase examinations

Royal Veterinary College team says lameness accounts for more than half of all prejudicial findings Recent research carried out by ... Read Article

Equestrian-event-guide

It’s show time! Your 2024 event guide

Get set for the 2024 competition season with our guide to some of the major equestrian events taking place this ... Read Article

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Royalty helps BHS centre celebrate 35th birthday

HRH The Princess Royal sees first-hand the work of central London community riding school  On 8 February, the British Horse ... Read Article

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BEDE Events creates multi-level league

First Eco Voltz League allows riders to build new goals for 2024 Following the success of its 2023 league series, ... Read Article

Research-aims-to-improve-care-of-equines-with-PPID

Research aims to improve care of equines with PPID

The Royal Veterinary College launches questionnaire to evaluate quality of life in equines treated with pergolide The Royal Veterinary College ... Read Article

New-championships-to-promote-Irish-draughts-planned-for-2024

New championships to promote Irish draughts planned for 2024

British Horse Feeds launches showing series in collaboration with Irish Draught Horse Society British Horse Feeds (BHF), in collaboration with ... Read Article

BHS-horses-on-roads

Statistics reveal shocking number of horses killed on UK roads

At least one horse fatally injured each week on UK roads, the British Horse Society reveals According to its figures, ... Read Article

End-of-long-distance-journeys-to-slaughter

Could it be the end of long-distance journeys to slaughter in Europe?

Journey time limit for horses being transported to slaughter welcomed by leading equine welfare charity The European Commission is proposing ... Read Article

Study-reveals-Thoroughbred-genetics-can-lead-to-higher-risk-of-limb-fracture

Study reveals Thoroughbred genetics can lead to higher risk of limb fracture

The Royal Veterinary College discovers that horses with genetically low levels of collagen type III are at a higher risk ... Read Article

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New year, new rules

Safety, clothing and welfare rule changes adopted by equestrian governing bodies for 2024 season The new year has ushered in ... Read Article

relaxed-horses-are-better-learners

Evidence suggests relaxed horses are better learners

A recent study revealed that horses who were less aroused were more able to perform cognitive tasks As horse owners, ... Read Article

WHW-cost-of-living-crisis

Welfare organisations uncover the effects of cost-of-living crisis

Animal welfare organisations are calling on horse keepers around the UK to help them assess the effects of the ongoing ... Read Article

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BEVA warns owners not to hoard

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is urging horse owners to not hoard previously prescribed antibiotics ‘for a rainy day’. ... Read Article

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Redwings benefits from research project

Horse owners encouraged to track rides and other journeys to help RVC monitor methods of disease transmission An equine research ... Read Article

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That’s the weigh to win

The Horse Trust and the University of Liverpool are spreading the word on healthy equine weight The Horse Trust and ... Read Article

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Brace for the cold snap

Prepare for the cold weather and help keep your horse happy and healthy with our top tips So far this ... Read Article

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Putting mouths back on the Moor

A new scheme aims to support Dartmoor’s rare plants by promoting increased pony grazing levels Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust is ... Read Article

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New Bill will end live export for slaughter

When it becomes law, a Bill introduced at Parliament on 4 December will ban the export of livestock for slaughter ... Read Article

Shortage-of-instructors

Staff shortages threaten future of children’s riding lessons

A crisis in the equestrian workforce is taking many riding schools to the brink of collapse  Parents of children wanting ... Read Article

Insulin-laminitis-study

Study looks at early laminitis risk factors

New study shows routine insulin dysregulation testing could help prevent development of full-blown laminitis A study by the Royal Veterinary ... Read Article

Equine-grass-sickness

Cause of deadly horse disease could lie in soil

Scientists examine soil samples in the hope of finding mystery cause of equine grass sickness Scientists are studying soil samples ... Read Article

BHS-Dogs-and-Horses

BHS raising awareness of danger of dogs around horses

BHS issues guidance after recording a sharp increase in dog-related incidents involving horses Incidents involving horses and dogs have risen ... Read Article

Equine-Dentistry-Awareness-week

New initiative highlights the importance of tooth care

The BHS and the Equine Dental Clinic launch first Dental Awareness Week to improve equine dental health  The BHS has ... Read Article

Beta-new-product-showcase

Innovation on show

The BETA International Trade Show is the leading showcase for new and exciting products coming to the equestrian market Every ... Read Article

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BHS highlights danger of fireworks following latest equine injury figures

The BHS urges the general public to act responsibly this bonfire night after new statistics show shocking figures in equine-related ... Read Article

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Pumpkins provide a post-Hallowe’en treat for equines

The Donkey Sanctuary in Manchester shows its artistic flair by providing seasonal enrichment for the resident herd Did you think ... Read Article

Weatherby-charity-race

Wetherby charity race

Deborah Auld rides in charity race at Wetherby on 3 November in aid of British Horse Society A charity race ... Read Article

HR-winter-prep

Are you winter ready?

It’s growing colder and the days are getting shorter, so prepare now to avoid being caught out later The short ... Read Article

Donkey-pacemaker-fitted

Pacemaker brings new lease of life to tiny donkey

Vets at the Rainbow Equine Hospital completed a five-hour operation to implant a pacemaker into Prince Buttons Prince Buttons is ... Read Article

BHS-tack-affordability

Tack affordability and safety highlighted by BHS

The BHS partners with the Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) to deliver clear advice and guidance for equestrians to keep ... Read Article

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Martin Clunes and BHS lead the way to support youngsters

BHS joins forces with youth charity Lead-Up to help young people develop key life skills Actor and president of the ... Read Article

Things-to-do-this-autumn

Six ideas for horsey activities this autumn

With a bit of inspiration, the colder months with your horse can be as much fun as the summer ones ... Read Article

Osberton-Purple-for-Riders-Minds

Quizzers support equestrian mental health fundraiser

Osberton International Horse & Driving Trials hosts purple evening for BEDE Event’s annual charity, Riders Minds On Friday, 29 September, ... Read Article

Movies-to-watch-2023

Grab the popcorn – it’s movie time!

We have 10 all-time favourite horsey films to keep you entertained during autumn and winter evenings  Now the evenings are ... Read Article

Oliver-Townend-Burghley-winner

Ballaghmor Class gives 40-year-old Yorkshireman Oliver Townend his third Burghley victory

Topping the leader board at this year’s Burghley Horse Trials was the unstoppable Oliver Townend and his “horse of a ... Read Article

Horsey-holidays

Yes, you can take your horse on holiday!

There’s still time to book a summer or autumn break for you and your horse and we have five fantastic ... Read Article

Riding-a-Dream-academy-second-years-graduate

Latest Riding A Dream Academy students graduate

The second-year cohort of Khadijah Mellah Scholarship students have successfully graduated from the Riding A Dream Academy The eight students ... Read Article

England footballer Millie Bright

Lioness captain reveals her dressage past life

Millie Bright explains how her former equestrian roots have helped her reach her footballing goals It’s a little-known fact that ... Read Article

European-Eventing-Championships-2023-results

Gold for GB all-female team at the Eventing European Championships

It was a day to remember for Team GB at the FEI Eventing European Championships in Haras du Pin, France, ... Read Article

Cost-cutting-equine-tips-money-saving

Enjoy your horse while saving money

We have some top tips to cut costs without compromising on care As much as we love our four-legged furry ... Read Article

14-non-ridden-ways-to-enjoy-your-horse

Out of the saddle

Try our 14 ways to spend time with your horse from the ground Spending quality time with your horse doesn’t ... Read Article

Nations-cup-team-Hickstead

British team aims for Hickstead home win

Top international teams in the Longines FEI Nations Cup give Britain hot competition The Longines FEI Nations Cup of Great ... Read Article

Top-ten-horsey-books

Top 10 horsey books to read in 2023

If you can’t get enough of horses, why not read about them in your spare time with our great selection? ... Read Article

Queen-Camilla-visits-Redwings

The Queen visits the original home of Black Beauty author

Horse charity Redwings plays host to Queen Camilla one year into its custodianship of Anna Sewell House Queen Camilla has ... Read Article

Equine-diseases-app-RVC

Riders and owners asked to play their part in controlling infectious equine disease

A new app aims to support research into transmission and spread of infections among horses The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) ... Read Article

Ten-things-to-do-with-your-horse

Ten new things to do with your horse

If you’re looking for some inspiration to shake things up a little, we have a few ideas for you to ... Read Article

Wimbledon-coin-toss-RDA

RDA representative to perform important task at Wimbledon Final

RDA rider Philippa George to carry out the coin-tossing ceremony to start the ladies’ match Wimbledon Finals weekend is almost ... Read Article

Cost-of-living-crisis-survey-results

Impact of cost-of-living crisis revealed

Results of a survey have revealed how horse owners have been affected by the cost-of-living crisis  A group of equine ... Read Article

RVC-Cushings-research

Equine vets are requesting horse owners help with Cushing’s disease

RVC launches a study aided by the public to explore and prevent the disease Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), more ... Read Article

Eriskay-rare-breed

Two rare horse breeds are in danger of extinction

A watchlist shows rare equine breeds need urgent support The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) is a charity that works ... Read Article

Ten-horsey-things-to-do-this-summer

Ten things to do this summer

Make the most of the warm days and light evenings to catch up on jobs you’ve put off – but ... Read Article

Summer-horsey-dates-2023

Get these horsey summer dates in your diary

Top horsey days out to enjoy this summer wherever you are Wondering what horsey days out you can enjoy this ... Read Article

Horse_hoof_research_evolution

New scientific evidence overthrows earlier theory on horse hoof evolution

Researchers conclude that ancestral equine toes were not absorbed into the modern hoof as previously suggested but simply lost Interesting ... Read Article

ACE-Championships-results

ACE series crown the champions

The newest championship competition from BE brings new blood to the sport For the past eight months, thousands of horse ... Read Article

BHS-Hot-weather-warning

BHS issues hot-weather warning to horse owners and riders

Owners reminded to be on the lookout for signs of dehydration or overheating in their animals The BHS has issued ... Read Article

Sycamore-in-hay

Sycamore hay contamination could pose threat to horses

Equine vets highlight danger of potential poisoning from seeds and seedlings present in fields  The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) ... Read Article

Horses,-Hounds-and-Heros-Horse-Trust-event

Popular Horse Trust annual event returns

The Horses, Hounds and Heroes event is back after a two-year break After a two-year break as a result of ... Read Article

Brooke-will-writing

Brooke launches free will-writing service

Leave a legacy that will help support the world’s largest equine charity Animal welfare charity Brooke has launched a new ... Read Article

Horses4Health hacking

Equine charity initiative aims to improve mental health

Horses4Health brings horse lovers together in campaign for building emotional wellbeing Horses4Health (H4H) is inviting all those who love horses ... Read Article

Mental-Health-Awareness-Week-2023

Mental Health Awareness Week

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May 2023), the Mental Health Foundation is calling on governments across the ... Read Article

FEI-ethics-committee-news-2023

FEI stays on top of equine wellbeing

FEI-appointed Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission submits strategic approach and 24 new recommendations  To ensure the future of equestrian sport, ... Read Article

Jack-and-Joe-at-Windsor-Land-Rover-Defenders

Stockdale and Whitaker experience a different type of horsepower

Showjumping ambassadors Joe Stockdale and Jack Whitaker test their skills in the Defender ahead of Royal Windsor Horse Show Royal ... Read Article

Ros Canter Badminton Horse Trials

Ros Canter and ‘ultimate event horse’ storm to victory at Badminton Horse Trials 2023

Photo credit: Badminton Horse Trials Winning with 15 penalties in hand, Ros Canter secures her first Badminton title with the ... Read Article

Thelwell-anniversary

A celebration marking 70 years of the Thelwell Pony

Find out how the Thelwell Pony was born, as the wild, yet endearing, caricature celebrates turning 70 Norman Thelwell, the ... Read Article

Piggy-march-strangles awareness week

Support for Strangles Awareness Week from top UK riders

Some of the biggest names in riding get behind the Temp Check Challenge  Strangles Awareness Week runs until 7 May ... Read Article

PH-Urbane-injured-police-horse

Met Police horse injured in dog attack recovering in Buckinghamshire

PH Urbane moves to the Horse Trust for specialist care during his recuperation  Urbane, the Metropolitan Police horse who was ... Read Article

Bicton-tickets-on-sale

Beat the Badminton blues at Bicton

Tickets for this year’s Bicton International Horse Trial go on sale   If you suffer from the Badminton blues when ... Read Article

BETA awards

Cast your vote now!

Take part in the BETA 2023 trade awards by nominating your favourite horsey business In the UK, we’re lucky enough ... Read Article

New-Veteran-eventing-series

Talents of veteran eventers recognised in new competition

Newly launched eventing series focuses on competitors aged 45 and over Supplements brand BETTALIFE has launched a new veterans’ eventing ... Read Article

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Five ways to ensure your horse puts his best hoof forward

Farrier Sam Dracott has some top tips to prepare your horse’s feet for the eventing season Registered farrier Sam Dracott ... Read Article

Horses-at-Parliament

Horses march through London to support other horses

Supporters of new animal welfare Bill ride to Parliament to highlight plight of horses exported live for slaughter On Tuesday, ... Read Article

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Big Badminton reveal

A new area of the Badminton grounds is set to be included in this year’s cross-country course Both riders and ... Read Article

Royal-Windsor-Horse-Show-2023-coverage

Royal Windsor Horse Show broadcasting coverage confirmed

Horse & Country TV to show the most extensive coverage to date of the Royal Windsor Horse Show  Worried you’ll ... Read Article

Sycamore-atypical-myopathy

Spotting the signs of atypical myopathy

Be vigilant when it comes to this disease, as the consequences can be fatal for horses. Here’s what you need ... Read Article

Hickstead-derby-date-2023

Make a date in the diary for the Derby

Watch top showjumpers competing to win the coveted trophy at June’s Hickstead Derby Meeting Taking place from 22–25 June 2023, ... Read Article

Royal-Three-Counties-2023

Top agricultural and equestrian show has fun for all the family

Royal Three Counties Show to run 16-18 June 2023 and will feature an exceptional equine programme Held across three days ... Read Article

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Tackle that springtime to-do list

Don’t put it off – it’s time to do all those jobs that will get you ready for the season ... Read Article

Laura Collett at Badminton Horse Trials

10 reasons to go to Badminton this year

Photo credit: Badminton Horse Trials, Kit Houghton Badminton Horse Trials will take place from 4–8 May, starting a day later ... Read Article

Spring-Eventing-Festival-results

All-female podium at the Eventing Spring Carnival

Three British female riders take the podium at Thoresby Park Eventing Spring Carnival despite appalling weather conditions England lived up ... Read Article

Anyone-Can-Event-final-call

Eventing series gives everyone a chance to compete

Only a few weeks left to qualify for Anyone Can Event competition with Harry Hall and British Eventing Launched last ... Read Article

HAPPA-museum-news

Equine charity seeks historical artefacts for new museum

HAPPA appeals for assistance with evidence to help tell the story of its welfare work The Horses and Ponies Protection ... Read Article

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Eventing stars get in the carnival mood

Top riders compete at Eventing Spring Carnival four weeks ahead of Badminton This weekend, 31 March-2 April, 66 of the ... Read Article

FEI-dressage-world-cup-finals-news-2023

Dressage World Cup Final all set to go

Places have been cemented ahead of the FEI Dressage World Cup Final in Omaha With just a few weeks to ... Read Article

Vaulting-world-championships-news-2023

Vaulting joins line up at FEI World Cup Finals

Global vaulting championship to make its FEI World Cup Finals debut in April A new-look vaulting championship will be part ... Read Article

Everest-film-horseback news

Disabled man’s horseback Everest challenge captured in film

A new docufilm follows man with physical disabilities as he treks on horseback to Everest Base Camp Coming to cinemas ... Read Article

Equestrian-short-film-news-2023

Movie star role for spotty horse from Surrey

Horse from Horsley co-stars in short film currently at film festivals worldwide A horse from East Horsley, Surrey, has landed ... Read Article

Osborne-Street-Gallery-news

Equestrian art gallery celebrates silver anniversary

The Osborne Studio Gallery specialising in equine art celebrates 25 years on Motcomb Street From 19 April to 13 May, ... Read Article

FEI-Jumping-World-Cup-final

Jumping stars head for world cup final

The Longines FEI Jumping Cup Final returns to the USA with two riders to look out for  The last time ... Read Article

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Animal health increases risk of pandemics

Low investment in global animal health increases risk of pandemics, according to a new report from the Action for Animal ... Read Article

Master-saddlers-webinars-saddle-tack-fitting

Webinars highlight importance of good tack fitting

The Society of Master Saddlers to host welfare webinars for horse owners Aimed at horse owners, the Society of Master ... Read Article

Cheltenham-Midlands-Ambulance-May

Air ambulance charity to benefit at racing finale

Cheltenham Racecourse will mark the end of its race season by supporting Midlands Air Ambulance Charity In its only evening ... Read Article

Ukraine-volunteer-award-march 2023

Award ceremony delegates give standing ovation for Ukraine volunteer

Ukraine volunteer Charlotte Thorneycroft wins unsung hero award for her work with equine rescue charity On 2 March, at the ... Read Article

Thoresby-Eventing-Spring-Carnival

Family fun at Nottinghamshire’s eventing carnival

There’s something for the whole family at Thoresby Park Eventing Spring Carnival The Eventing Spring Carnival takes place at the ... Read Article

Ten-things-to-do-this-spring

Get cracking for spring with our top 10 tips

Sweep away the winter blues and prepare for the summer months ahead by being organised NOW! Spring is finally upon ... Read Article

Strangles-awareness-week---temp-check-challenge

Take the temperature check challenge

Yards and horse owners are encouraged to get a free pack as part of the ‘temp check challenge’ for Strangles ... Read Article

Heavy-horse-champs-news march 2023

Search for a Star new classes, plus big prize for veterans in 2023

New for this year, Search for a Star will include a heavy horse series plus a £500 championship The South ... Read Article

Worm-resistance-CANTER

Piggy March supports new wormer campaign

Launch of CANTER programme aims to combat wormer resistance in the UK horse population Top international event rider Piggy March ... Read Article

Dressage-returns-to-RWHS

International dressage returns to Windsor

The Royal Windsor Horse Show confirms CDI4* FEI dressage as part of line up for 2023 Organisers of the Royal ... Read Article

British equestrian-concussion-guidance

New guidelines on concussion issued for riders

British Equestrian releases guidance on recognising and dealing with concussion after falls  The national governing body of equestrian sports, British ... Read Article

BD-have-a-go-affiliated-dressage

Have a go at affiliated dressage

Photo credit: Adam Fanthorpe Have you ever thought about stepping up to affiliated level in dressage? We look into the ... Read Article

BEDE-event-entry-system

First come, first served for eventing entries

No more ballots for BEDE Events entries as places are given in the order they are received   Competitions run ... Read Article

Heavy-horse-driving-at-HOYS

Heavy horses in the limelight at Horse of the Year Show

New driving championship aims to promote breeds to a wider audience  Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) has announced a ... Read Article

BE-new-eventing-league news 2023

Big prizes offered in new eventing league

BE100 competitors to have chance to compete at CCI1* event A new league for BE100 eventing competitors is taking place ... Read Article

SEIB-trailer-giveaway-news-2023

Trailer giveaway to mark diamond anniversary

Insurance company celebrates turning 60 by offering a two-horse trailer to one lucky winner As SEIB celebrates turning 60 years ... Read Article

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Watch rescued equines around the clock

Public to be given 24/7 access to rescued equines through new live webcam The Mare and Foal Sanctuary, which rescues ... Read Article

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Fans welcome showing back to London

Local shows to hold qualifiers for new series with finals at the London International Horse Show The news in November ... Read Article

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Time for a change!

Find out our top 10 reasons why we’re excited about the clocks going forward Birds singing, the smell of barbecues ... Read Article

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Ukraine sent power by British vets

BEVA funds supply of generators to provide power for horse care in Ukraine  The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is ... Read Article

Bursary scheme set to help support coaching careers

Bursary scheme set to help support coaching careers

British Equestrian has launched a scheme designed to help new and existing coaches develop their careers The new bursary scheme ... Read Article

Burghley bid for Eventing World Championships

Burghley bid for Eventing World Championships

Photo credit: Piggy March winning the 2022 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Vanir Kamira, Peter Nixon/Land Rover Burghley.   ... Read Article

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Call for greater awareness of Highway Code

GB Paralympian and BHS Ambassador, Natasha Baker supports BHS who is calling for more awareness of the guidelines set for ... Read Article

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Equine Strangles cases rise

As reports of equine Strangles cases rise, horse owners are reminded to be vigilant Following reports of a Strangles outbreak ... Read Article

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Oscar-nominated film puts donkeys in the spotlight

Hitting the big screens across the UK, donkeys to continue to capture hearts worldwide in an Oscar-nominated film The Donkey ... Read Article

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Cost-of-living crisis: how is it affecting you and your horse?

With only one week until the survey’s closing date, now’s the time to have your say on the effect of ... Read Article

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Professional rider jailed for neglect

Five young horses were neglected by a Grand Prix level dressage rider who has now been sentenced after he was ... Read Article

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SEIB donates £60,600 in their sixtieth year

SEIB Insurance Brokers celebrate turning 60 by donating to customers’ chosen charities Back in 1963, South Essex Insurance Brokers set ... Read Article

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Keep your dental diary date

Looking after our horses’ teeth is an important part of their care, but how do we know when something’s wrong ... Read Article

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A festive fairytale ending for donkey trio 

Three donkeys are set to spend their first Christmas in their new home, thanks to The Donkey Sanctuary’s Rehoming Scheme ... Read Article

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Setting standards

Safety is always a hot topic in any sport and horse riding in particular carries a higher risk of serious ... Read Article

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Equine organisations need your views to address the current equine welfare crisis

Do you own, loan, ride, breed, enjoy or work with horses? If so, a recent survey has been put together ... Read Article

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Can horses boost mental health?

Mental health charity Mind in Bradford and Riding for the Disabled Association collaborate to evaluate the effects horses can have ... Read Article

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Raise funds for equine charities while you shop – nominate your favourite cause now

Popular equestrian brand Harry Hall invites customers old and new to nominate their favourite charities to be in with a ... Read Article

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Rescue mission turned Christmas miracle

Last year, HAPPA and The Donkey Sanctuary joined forces to save three donkeys and a pony, who are now thriving ... Read Article

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Three quarters of people feel they have a stronger bond with their pet than their partner, new research shows

After a hard day, would you rather cuddle your horse or your other half? According to latest research from welfare ... Read Article

Adorable Christmas animation highlights the importance of a strong bond

Brooke Action for Working Horses and Donkeys have released an uplifting animation featuring a Dragon’s Den star  The heart-warming new ... Read Article

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Riding for the Disabled Association supports Disability History Month

Disability History Month shines a light on Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) as they help to address inequalities faced ... Read Article

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Do you know how to decode feed bags?

As part of British Equestrian Trade Association’s (BETA) Feed Fact Fortnight, Red Mills nutrition expert Louise Jones explains how to ... Read Article

Cost-of-ownership

Owners admit they’d rather make sacrifices in challenging times than see their horses go without, survey finds

Three in five owners have seen a recent rise in livery costs but majority are desperate to avoid scrimping on ... Read Article

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Animal health professionals demand universal register to fight threat of unqualified therapists

An organisation has highlighted the importance of all qualified animal health practitioners belonging to a register following an increase in ... Read Article

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Majority of equestrians believe equine sport can only continue if welfare improvements are made, survey says

Two surveys carried out by an independent ethics and wellbeing group suggests that more than half of equestrians have concerns ... Read Article

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Conference urges equestrians to call out bad behaviour, as it explores the fine line between use and abuse

The annual World Horse Welfare conference, which tackled the subject of when use becomes abuse, highlighted how the equine world ... Read Article

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Huge British Eventing discount announced for British Riding Club members

Calling all British Riding Club members, now’s the perfect time to sign up to get eventing From today (Thursday 17 ... Read Article

Equine-flu-vaccine-news

“Six-monthly boosters are optimal and necessary,” say experts in plea to revert to bi-annual flu boosters

As equine influenza (EI) vaccine supply returns to normal following a significant shortage, and at a time when the UK ... Read Article

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London International to welcome new inclusive showing series with opportunities for all

Showing societies are coming together to create an amateur-focused, ‘have a go’ showing series – with no initial membership requirements ... Read Article

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Join a week of horse health awareness with British Equestrian

To mark British Equine Health Week, British Equestrian is running a seven-day programme to highlight health conditions – both common ... Read Article

“Little unicorn” leads field in inaugural amateur Pony Club showing series

Fighting off competition from children and adults, lead rein pony Thistledown Elpaso and his miniature jockey Emily Hiscox were champions ... Read Article

“We think showing is her thing!” – in-hand champion title at amateur championships for showing convert mare

Five worthy winners battled it out to be crowned in-hand champion at the SEIB Search for a Star Your Horse ... Read Article

Pure and part-bred natives triumph in ridden amateur showing series finale

A Welsh section B, part-bred Welsh and homebred New Forest pony all came up trumps in the ridden SEIB Search ... Read Article

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Eight ways riders can embrace the clocks going back for winter

The rumours are true, British summertime is officially over! But far from the doom and gloom associated with the season, ... Read Article

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Vets warn owners of the seasonal risk of grazing horses around oaks and sycamores

Considering the dangers associated with grazing on acorns and sycamore seeds – and the risks of high winds over the ... Read Article

Unique opportunity to tour a ‘donkey hospital’ from the comfort of your own home

The Donkey Sanctuary is offering its supporters the opportunity to enjoy a virtual tour of its donkey hospital in celebration ... Read Article

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Two leading equestrian charities awarded a share of £500,000 jackpot

At a time when charities are needing our support more than ever, The British Horse Society and World Horse Welfare ... Read Article

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“Riding here is a dream come true” – nurse crowned champion of popular amateur series at HOYS

Meet all the horse and rider combinations winning their classes in popular amateur series, including the champion who was purchased ... Read Article

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Badminton Horse Trials date changed for Coronation

To avoid a clash with the Coronation of Charles III and the Queen Consort, Badminton Horse Trials will be making ... Read Article

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Insurance provider urges riders to join fundraising event to support Riding for The Disabled

With its new initiative that will take place from 22–23 October, insurance provider Agria promises to donate £5 to Riding ... Read Article

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Equestrian world must learn from others or risk losing ‘social licence’

Ethics and education as well as mental, physical and social equine welfare must be prioritised if equestrianism is to remain ... Read Article

Racehorse parental age news

Younger parental age could be the secret to faster Thoroughbreds, according to study

In a sport where the finest of margins can determine the winner, a new study has shown that parental age ... Read Article

Signs of pain in horses documentary September 2022

New equine documentary shines a spotlight on signs of pain in ridden horses

A feature-length programme uncovering some of the less comfortable truths surrounding the ridden equine has been launched in a bid ... Read Article

SEIB-survey-voucher-news-Sept 2022

How are spiralling prices affecting horse owners? Survey aims to find out

With inflation running at a rate not seen in the UK for many years, a new survey is aiming to ... Read Article

Olli Fletcher marathon news

Young British showjumper prepares to run marathon for popular equestrian charity

With just under two weeks to go, Olli Fletcher, is set to run the London Marathon on Sunday 2 October ... Read Article

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British rider becomes the new eventing World Champion after team competition heartbreak

First time senior championship rider, Yasmin Ingham, becomes eventing World Champion while the British team suffered heartbreak as poles flew ... Read Article

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Yasmin Ingham moves up to silver medal position after testing World Championships track 

There’s been a leader board reshuffle on the Eventing World Championships cross-country day, with senior championship debutante Yasmin Ingham best of the Brits going into tomorrow’s ... Read Article

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Tom McEwen and Oliver Townend continue Britain’s strong start to the Eventing World Championships  

Fabulous tests from Tom McEwen and Oliver Townend give the British eventing team a commanding lead with a record-breaking sub-70 ... Read Article

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Laura Collett smashes 20-year dressage record on day one of the Eventing World Championships

British riders make up three of the top five at the Eventing World Championships at the end of day one ... Read Article

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Her Majesty The Queen’s ex-racehorse qualifies for major showing championship

Five-year-old First Receiver, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, won the final Horse of the Year Show qualifier earlier this ... Read Article

Riding School can't meet demand Sept 2022

Over two-thirds of riding schools struggling to meet demand, research finds

Workforce, horsepower, capacity demands and rising costs are some of the greatest challenges currently facing riding schools Working in tandem ... Read Article

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“It just felt like the right thing to do” – horses and riders line up to pay respects to The Queen

One rider and her family opened the gates of their yard to welcome horses, riders and those on foot to ... Read Article

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Blazing a trail

If there’s a grassroots championships you’d want to aim for, it’s got to be Trailblazers. Let’s meet some of this ... Read Article

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Study finds that a long-term bond between horse and rider leads to increased confidence in new situations

 A new study has shown that horses are more reluctant in new situations if they have multiple riders, have had ... Read Article

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UK becomes the first to be hit by flu vaccine shortage

BEVA has issued vaccination guidance amid the current Europe-wide equine influenza vaccine shortage The British Equestrian Veterinary Association (BEVA), British ... Read Article

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Recession begins to take its toll on horses

Latest figures from animal rescue charity, Blue Cross, show that an increasing number of equestrians are struggling to keep up ... Read Article

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Funding granted to study the long-term sustainability of Thoroughbred breeding

The grant received by The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will allow researchers to conduct first-of-its-kind study into the impact of ... Read Article

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A freestyle medal each for Britain’s para dressage riders on the final day of the World Championships

Taking the Great British World Para Dressage Championship medal tally up to a phenomenal seven, riders signed off in style ... Read Article

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British team secures Paris 2024 qualification but falls just shy of the podium at Para Dressage World Championships

Strong individual performances were enough to secure the British equestrian para dressage team Paralympic qualification plus all riders going through ... Read Article

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An evening of thrills and spills results in Britain’s first showjumping World Championship medal in 24 years

After a nail-biting evening of showjumping action, the British team of Scott Brash, Harry Charles, Ben Maher and Joe Stockdale ... Read Article

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Champions crowned at the British Riding Club National Horse Trials

Delight for the British Riding Club (BRC) winners at the Five Star National Championships which took place at Swalcliffe Park ... Read Article

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Silver medals for para dressage riders Natasha Baker and Sophie Wells at the World Championships

Sophie Wells and Natasha Baker add Para Dressage World Championship silver medals to their already-impressive collections  The competition was fierce ... Read Article

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A day of highs and lows for British riders at the Showjumping World Championship

Ben Maher and Scott Brash pinned picture-perfect rounds on the board, but teammates Joe Stockdale and Harry Charles were left ... Read Article

Lottie Fry and Glamourdale win two world titles © FEI / Leanjo de Koster

“I knew anything could happen with Glamourdale” – Lottie Fry adds world freestyle champion title to week’s achievements

Determined from start to finish, 26-year-old Lottie Fry ends her week of a lifetime with a third medal and a ... Read Article

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Scott Brash speeds into second on first day of the World Showjumping Championships

Two British riders finish in the top 10 after day one of World Showjumping Championships and medal hopes begin to ... Read Article

Sir Lee Pearson and Breezer earn a bronze medal © British Equestrian / Jon Stroud Media

Sir Lee Pearson adds another World Championship medal to his impressive tally

British para-dressage riders get off to a great start at the 2022 World Championships, with Sir Lee Pearson securing a ... Read Article

Lottie Fry and Glamourdale become the Individual World Dressage Champions

Lottie Fry takes gold in the Grand Prix Special to become world champion

Lottie Fry and Glamourdale become the Individual World Dressage Champions © British Equestrian / Jon Stroud There was elation at ... Read Article

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Vital veterinary aid reaches horses in Ukraine

 Funds and veterinary supplies from British Equestrians for Ukraine are making a significant difference to the lives of horses caught ... Read Article

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Pub chain works to welcome customers arriving on horseback

Pubs are making it easier than ever for equestrians to visit on horseback With the recent heatwave bringing climate change ... Read Article

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New report shines a light on deepening animal welfare crisis

Horses in need are facing a postcode lottery in terms of access to welfare services, with research showing that 47% ... Read Article

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World team silver for Great Britain after a personal best score and flurry of 10s

Charlotte Dujardin and Imhotep scored 77.407% to help Britain to a team silver medal © British Equestrian / Jon Stroud ... Read Article

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Highs and lows on day one of the FEI Dressage World Championships

Photo credit: Jon Stroud The Dressage World Championships is well underway and it’s the Netherlands leading the way in both ... Read Article

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Revealed: cross-country fence types most and least likely to result in a fall

New research published in the Journal of Veterinary Behaviour assessing risk of falls during the cross-country phase of eventing has ... Read Article

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Land’s End is in sight for vet trekking 1,300 miles across the country for charity

After three months, 1,300 miles and several sets of shoes for her horse, Kate McMorris and her homebred mare Marilyn ... Read Article

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A day of success at the Search for a Star Riding for the Disabled Association championship

Competitors travelled far and wide to take part in the first Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Search for a ... Read Article

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Burghley Horse Trials introduces £20-per-year digital TV service

Calendar favourite, Burghley Horse Trials, is launching its new £20-per-year subscription-only TV service that promises to give fans of equestrianism ... Read Article

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New study finds added benefit to strip grazing

Feeding less doesn’t necessarily mean less movement, as results of new research have shown that strip grazed horses move around ... Read Article

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World Horse Welfare awarded the largest share of £52,000 charity jackpot

Taking home a cheque for £12,000, World Horse Welfare was the biggest winner at this year’s SEIB Insurance Brokers charity ... Read Article

SEIB yard of the year 2022

Centres from Cornwall to Perth celebrated in esteemed yard of the year awards

Mark Walters and Nicholas Lawson of Corvedale Equestrian won Full Livery Yard of the Year ©Trevor Meeks Judges were impressed ... Read Article

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Rehomed Redwings horses triumph at the Royal Norfolk Show

It was an incredible day of county showing for the rehomed Redwings horses as they dominated the rescue classes Redwings ... Read Article

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New scheme aims to protect Dartmoor’s ponies from traffic accidents

80 Dartmoor ponies have been fitted with reflective neck bands in a bid to reduce the number of fatal collisions ... Read Article

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New horsey TV show gives everyday riders a chance at stardom

Have you always dreamed of starring alongside your equine best friend on TV for all to see? Well, this could ... Read Article

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Nothing gentle about Jay Halim’s start to Bolesworth International campaign

British showjumper Jay Halim proves he means business as he gets off to a flying start at the Dodson & ... Read Article

HAPPA Vet bill news

Equine charity sends plea for help with spiralling vet fees

Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) are asking friends, supporters, and followers to dig deep after a recent rescue of ... Read Article

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Man banned from keeping animals after pony found with maggot-infested wounds

Following a RSPCA prosecution, a man from Doncaster has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years for causing unnecessary ... Read Article

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Help continues to flood in for British Equestrians for Ukraine

10 weeks since its launch British Equestrians for Ukraine are continuing to help urgently needed supplies reach the war-torn regions ... Read Article

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Queen gives royal blessing to foal named in her honour

Her Majesty the Queen was touched after a foal born at Redwings Horse Sanctuary was named Monarch in honour of ... Read Article

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Southern ambulance service teams up with equestrian charity to improve road safety

An ambulance service in the south of England is joining forces with its local BHS group to help improve road ... Read Article

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Welfare awards to run at Appleby Horse Fair 2022

The ‘Best at Appleby’ welfare award is back for a seventh year at the Appleby Horse Fair, celebrating examples of ... Read Article

Five things you didn’t know about The Queen’s life with horses

Celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee have started but how much do you know about her life with horses?   ... Read Article

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Horse trailer owners urged to take towing training

A new training scheme has been launched to provide drivers with the skills to safely tow a trailer in the ... Read Article

BRC Combined Challenge Championships 2022

Inaugural Riding Club combined championships hailed a huge success

The first NAF Five Star Combined Championships took place from 21–22 May at Aston Le Walls Equestrian Centre in Northamptonshire ... Read Article

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Rescue pony Gerald comes face to face with animal champion and reality TV star

A foal described as lucky to be alive when he was rescued by the RSPCA celebrated his miraculous transformation with ... Read Article

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Scottish vet embarks on ride of a lifetime

Kate McMorris and her horse Marilyn have set out to ride solo from John O’Groats to Lands’ End to raise ... Read Article

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New campaign aims to raise awareness about the donkey skin trade

The Donkey Sanctuary have launched a new campaign called ‘Innocent Lives’ to raise awareness of the plight of the donkey ... Read Article

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Project WORMS launched to help tackle resistance crisis

Help to save horses’ health in the future by sharing your approach to worming Members of the veterinary world have ... Read Article

Ground-breaking research shows the impact of concussion on rider mental health

A mental health study conducted in partnership with Charles Owen showed a startling link between concussion after a fall and ... Read Article

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Amazing horsey prizes up for grabs in Charity Raffle

Harry Hall have launched a £1 charity raffle to help raise funds for their 2022 charity partners after prizes from ... Read Article

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Join the British Horse Society’s Ride Out UK

The British Horse Society (BHS) launches this year’s Ride Out UK, its annual campaign celebrating the joys of riding out, ... Read Article

Laura Collett and London 52 after their winning round at Badminton Horse Trials 2022

History in the making: Laura Collett and London 52’s partnership so far

Photo credit: Laura and London 52 after their winning round at Badminton Horse Trials 2022 © Badminton Horse Trials Limited ... Read Article

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Laura Collett fulfils childhood dream to claim Badminton Horse Trials title with London 52

Photo © Badminton Horse Trials Limited They led from start to finish, broke the winning score record and are only ... Read Article

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A pole in hand for Laura Collett who retains lead despite Badminton leader board shake-up

Photo © Badminton Horse Trials Limited Finishing the cross-country on her personal best five-star dressage score of 21.0, Laura Collett ... Read Article

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Laura Collett leads the way going into cross-country day at Badminton

With a remarkable score of 21.0, Laura Collett and London 52 take the provisional lead from her Olympic teammate Tom ... Read Article

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Tom McEwen sets the bar high after day one at Badminton

Olympic silver medal combination Tom McEwen and Toledo De Kerser lead Badminton on the first day with a personal best ... Read Article

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Registration now open for ride-and-fundraise initiative to help riders enjoy their horses

After a roaring success in its launch year, registration is now open for this year’s Great Horses 4 Health Event ... Read Article

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Winners crowned in Voltaire Design Badminton Grassroots Championships

It was an action-packed day at the biggest event on the amateur eventing calendar with fierce competition on the hallowed ... Read Article

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Cross-country day at Badminton sold out as site reaches capacity

Photo © Badminton Horse Trials Limited After announcing that this year’s event wouldn’t have tickets for sale on the gate, ... Read Article

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British Eventing increases efforts to make the sport more affordable amid rising costs

Proving its commitment to listening to its members, British Eventing is trying to ease the impact of increasing costs on ... Read Article

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Royal patron announced for Horses for Health Event

In preparation for its beginning on the 19 June, The Great Horses for Health Event 2022 has announced the return ... Read Article

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Redwings celebrates silver at the Charity Film Awards

Redwings is thanking supporters after being awarded second place in the People’s Choice category at the Charity Film Awards. The film, ‘A Second ... Read Article

Piggy March Strangles Awareness Week

Piggy March supports Strangles Awareness Week with new video

Leading event rider, Piggy March, has teamed up with Redwings to offer her endorsement for the Temperature Check Challenge, an ... Read Article

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Donations to British Equestrians for Ukraine reach £164,000

Four weeks after the launch of British Equestrians for Ukraine (BEU) here’s an update on what’s been achieved so far ... Read Article

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Give your views on the Equine ID System

World Horse Welfare and the British Horse Council are encouraging anyone with an interest in horses to complete a short ... Read Article

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A bright future for foal found dumped in a ditch

Dumped in a ditch at just a few days old, things could have turned out very differently for abandoned foal, ... Read Article

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Household Cavalry Foundation announced as Burghley 2022 charity of the year

Burghley Horse Trials, which runs from 1–4 September has appointed the Household Cavalry Foundation as its official charity of 2022 ... Read Article

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BETA sends £90,000 worth of feed and bedding to Ukraine

The British Equestrians for Ukraine initiative raised over £100,000 and nine lorry loads of supplies have been shipped to Poland ... Read Article

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Charity launches appeal to find owners of neglected Shetlands

The RSPCA has opened an investigation after two Shetlands were found with severely overgrown hooves in a field in Dorset ... Read Article

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British Equestrians for Ukraine launched to aid developing equine crisis

Leading organisations within the equestrian community have united to form British Equestrians for Ukraine, which aims to help those caught ... Read Article

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary needs your help to win Charity Film Award

With just over a week until voting closes, Redwings urges supporters to vote for its animated film about beloved horse, ... Read Article

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RDA named Badminton Charity of the Year

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has been chosen as Badminton Horse Trials’ Charity of the Year for 2022 The ... Read Article

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Charity teams up with feed company to help herd of underweight horses

World Horse Welfare and Baileys Horse feeds have joined forces to help a herd of emaciated Thoroughbreds recover after their ... Read Article

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Horse hit by car makes incredible recovery at Redwings

A pregnant mare who was involved in a serious road traffic accident has made her way to Redwings to receive ... Read Article

Young eventers given wealth of opportunities

Young eventers given wealth of opportunities

The newly re-branded Wesko Foundation is extending its support to young riders across the globe to help shape their futures  ... Read Article

SEIB Yard of the Year Awards

Voting is now open for the SEIB Yard of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 SEIB Insurance Brokers Yard of the Year Awards. The prestigious awards allow you ... Read Article

Rescued Minis

Equine charities join forces for a huge rescue mission

A large herd of 40 pint-sized ponies were rescued when equine welfare charities came together Equine welfare charities have come ... Read Article

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The power of horses is helping people recover from brain injury

An innovative rehabilitation centre’s working with horses to help people recover from brain injury and the results are proving highly ... Read Article

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Equine welfare charity launch appeal for miracle foals

HorseWorld Trust is appealing for donations following its battle to save the lives of severely emaciated mares and their foals. ... Read Article

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British Eventing announces new Chair

Mark Satori outlines his intentions to make positive changes in the sport of eventing   British Eventing has appointed a ... Read Article

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Government plans new trailer training scheme to promote safer towing

After the trailer towing test was scrapped last year, the DVSA has plans to boost knowledge and capabilities in a ... Read Article

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Welfare charity issues statement about viral Mark Todd video clip

World Horse Welfare has voiced its official response to a detrimental video clip that has arisen of former eventer Mark ... Read Article

Donkeys in Brazil

Donkeys are thrown a lifeline as rule against slaughter is passed

Brazil has reinstated a countrywide ban on the slaughter of donkeys for export to China in a move welcomed by ... Read Article

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Redwings charity film reaches award finals

An animated film made by Redwings Horse Sanctuary reaches the final of the prestigious Charity Film Awards Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s ... Read Article

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Couple banned for life after ponies found living in deplorable conditions

A Lancashire couple have been handed a life ban on keeping animals after four severely neglected ponies were found imprisoned ... Read Article

Grazing horses

Incorrect use of wormers has been found to increase risk of colic symptoms

Vets are advising owners to ensure their winter wormer targets encysted small redworm, regardless of their horse’s faecal worm egg ... Read Article

SEIB Search for a Star news

Veteran class and showing ‘weekenders’ among new additions to popular amateur series

The popular amateur showing series, SEIB Search For A Star, is gearing up for some exciting additions to its line-up ... Read Article

Breakthrough research helps horse owners reduce the risk of gastric ulcers

We all know prevention is better than a cure, and Dengie’s new Ulcer Risk Calculator does just that. The new ... Read Article

Five things you didn’t know about Olympic showjumper Ben Maher

Get an insight into the life and times of legendary showjumper Ben Maher with our five fast facts   Last ... Read Article

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Equine charity shines light on the horse body condition of show horses

The Horse Trust’s Health Body Condition campaign aims to raise horse owners awareness of the ideal bodyweight for a horse, ... Read Article

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Equine welfare charity celebrates a record-breaking year

World Horse Welfare has surpassed its previous record for rehoming rescue horses in 2021   World Horse Welfare rejoices following ... Read Article

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Amazing mule celebrates milestone birthday

One of Bransby Horses’ oldest residents, Ebony the mule, is celebrating turning 30 this month, making her the oldest and ... Read Article

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Three equine charities to benefit from donations thanks to popular equestrian brand

Three lucky equine charities have come out on top to receive extra funds and support from Harry Hall At the ... Read Article

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Proposed changes to the Highway Code applauded by horse riders

The Highway Code is due to see some updates in January 2022 in an attempt to make vulnerable road users, ... Read Article

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‘Sweet’ reunion for rescue ponies Treacle and Candy

Blue Cross ponies Treacle and Candy have been happily reunited after five years apart and the matched pair are once ... Read Article

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All drivers now allowed to tow a trailer without taking a test

After months of waiting, the DVSA has passed the ruling that all drivers are now eligible to tow a trailer ... Read Article

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Popular equestrian brand grants Christmas wishes with charity partner shortlist

After its 2021 campaign raised over £12,000 so far for charities in need, voting is now open for the Harry ... Read Article

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Christmas miracle for Park Lane Stables as charity secures its Teddington home

After a whirlwind 12 months for Park Lane Stables, the charity’s ending its year in the best possible way ­­– ... Read Article

Have yourself a horsey Christmas

Want to bring some festive flair to your yard this Christmas? Deck out your horse and yourself with H&R’s top ... Read Article

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SEIB Insurance Brokers will grant £50,000 to equine charities

Help your favourite charity this Christmas by nominating them to win £12,000 in the fifth annual running of SEIB Giving. ... Read Article

Riding charity suffers devastating effects of Storm Arwen

Storm Arwen wrought havoc on the Scottish riding therapy centre, and they’re still in desperate need of help At the ... Read Article

Charity launches survey to find out about first horse experiences

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Charity encourages owners to ‘be rug-wise this winter’ for the health of our horses

With winter setting in and temperatures dropping nationwide, national pet charity, Blue Cross, is urging horse owners to reflect on ... Read Article

Study identifies ways to make equestrian sport safer for horses and riders

A study funded by the FEI has found the most effective ways to prevent falls during the cross-country phase of ... Read Article

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Tune in for a Christmas carol service with a difference

Fancy some festive fun with a backdrop of cute donkeys? You won’t want to miss the latest offering from The ... Read Article

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SEIB Search for a Star Championships showcased five action-packed classes

Photo: SMR Photography   Find out the highlights of the prestigious showing championship, SEIB Search for a Star The much-anticipated ... Read Article

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Yorkshire donkey with overgrown and twisted hooves is rescued

The Donkey Sanctuary has rescued a donkey whose hooves were so overgrown they’d become twisted Following a call from a ... Read Article

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Social media and its influence under the spotlight at equine charity conference

Experts at the World Horse Welfare International Equine Conference opened up debate on who you should listen to, how to ... Read Article

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First female jockey to win the Grand National nominated for prestigious award

Jockey Rachael Blackmore is in the running to win Sport Action Woman of the Year BT Sport has announced the ... Read Article

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Man sentenced for beating pony in supermarket car park

An incident filmed by a member of the public has helped build a case against a man who hit his ... Read Article

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The Racehorse Sanctuary suffers brutal blow after theft in the night

Equestrian charity, The Racehorse Sanctuary, has lost thousands after vital equipment was stolen The Racehorse Sanctuary woke up to a ... Read Article

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Protect your horse from atypical myopathy

With autumn in full swing and sycamore seeds falling fast, the British Equine Veterinary Association reminds owners to take steps ... Read Article

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“We are naturally devastated” – Liverpool International cancelled due to uncertainty

This evening, it was announced that the Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show would be the latest victim of the ... Read Article

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Rider scoops grassroots and novice league prize and £1500 worth of prizes

After a busy season of British Eventing at Little Downham, local rider Caroline Day took top honours in both the ... Read Article

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Park Lane Stables takes a huge step towards finally securing its London base

After a turbulent year facing threat of permanent closure, Teddington’s Park Lane Stables has almost secured its home for good ... Read Article

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New sponsor to take on the Badminton Grassroots Championship

Voltaire Design will be the proud new sponsors of the much-anticipated Badminton Grassroots Championships Badminton Horse Trials are thrilled to ... Read Article

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Five ways to know you have a horsey best friend

Is there someone at your yard who always goes above and beyond to help you in your equine hour of ... Read Article

A bright future for Blue Cross Shetland pony, Doolittle

Rescued miniature Shetland pony Doolittle hasn’t had the easiest start to life, but luckily, he’s now thriving under the care ... Read Article

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Charitable foundation welcomes up-and-coming eventers to train with legend Pippa Funnell

Three budding young eventers have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to train with one of the most decorated ... Read Article

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Safety app saves rider’s life after potentially fatal dog attack

Rider Ashleigh Compton only just managed to escape the jaws of an aggressive dog while out riding thanks to the ... Read Article

Equine charity launches exciting new podcast series

Redwings Horse Sanctuary launches its brand-new podcast so supporters can hear all about the charity’s residents Redwings Horse Sanctuary has ... Read Article

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Spillers launches Slimmers’ Club to help overweight horses

Spillers has teamed up with Redwings Horse Sanctuary to tackle the major welfare issue of equine obesity by running an ... Read Article

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Britain secures top placings at the FEI Eventing European Championship

Britain’s eventers take Avenches by storm, winning the team and individual gold medal, and taking silver and bronze, too  It ... Read Article

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Nicola Wilson leads overnight on 20.9 dressage as eventers show they mean business at Europeans

Nicola Wilson and JL Dublin © FEI/Richard Juilliart Britain’s eventing team got off to the perfect start today at the ... Read Article

Donkeys do their part for broader rewilding conservation project

The residents of The Donkey Sanctuary are playing a key role in helping wildflowers grow at the charity’s base in ... Read Article

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Dressage rider set to run “brutal” and “gruelling” marathon for equine charity, Brooke

Just weeks after competing in the National Championships, Grand Prix dressage rider Alice Oppenheimer is set to run the full ... Read Article

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Survey suggests a quarter of riders worldwide don’t wear riding hats

Riding helmets – necessary safety kit or a nuisance? A study carried out by nurse scientist Ansley Grimes Stanfill showed ... Read Article

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Blue Cross and The Pony Club team up for auction fundraiser

Want the chance to bid on exclusive goodies from Olympic showjumper Ben Maher? Charities Blue Cross and The Pony Club ... Read Article

Lou Lou’s still loving life at 30

Photo: Mandy Meadows Photography New Forest pony Lou Lou’s still going strong and winning rosettes at the grand old age ... Read Article

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Over 2,700 additional HGV tests available after scrapping of trailer test requirements

Thousands of HGV test slots have been made available since the DVSA’s announcement to scrap trailer tests – and there ... Read Article

Nepal’s equine owners receive charitable support following glanders outbreak

Following confirmation that infectious disease glanders is present in Nepal, UK charities have pulled together to offer their support to ... Read Article

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Bronze for Charlotte Dujardin whose championship medal tally totals 20

The Brits had a successful final dance in the Europeans freestyle, with Lottie Fry beating her personal best and Charlotte ... Read Article

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Dramatic change to towing laws means test will no longer be needed

The government has announced an end to all trailer tests from 20 September 2021 to free up time for more ... Read Article

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The Horse Trust comes out on top in the SEIB Charity Awards

Find out who was in the money at the SEIB Insurance Brokers Awards The fourth annual SEIB Insurance Brokers Awards ... Read Article

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Riders Minds releases a documentary in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day

Some studies have shown that as many as 50% of riders are struggling with stress, anxiety or depression, though the ... Read Article

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GB’s dressage team gets silver at the Euros

Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, Lottie Fry and Gareth Hughes take European team silver © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Team ... Read Article

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11 ways to beat the heat on the yard

Want to make warmer months on the yard a little bit easier? Check out our savvy life hacks to keep ... Read Article

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Gemma Tattersall wins her first five-star at Bicton Park Horse Trials

Gemma Tattersall and Chilli Knight © FEI/Libby Law Photography As Gemma Tattersall scored her first five-star win, stand-in event Bicton ... Read Article

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British showjumping team finishes in the top 10 at the Europeans

Emily Moffitt and Winning Good © British Equestrian / Adam Fanthorpe Britain’s team of stars in the making tackled a ... Read Article

Team Gold for Great Britain as Sophie Wells scores personal best at Tokyo 2020

Sophie Wells and Don Cara M © FEI / Liz Gregg Personal best for Sophie Wells and a gold medal ... Read Article

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Lee and Natasha set up Team GB for team music success

Sir Lee Pearson and Breezer © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Today marked the first round of the team dressage ... Read Article

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Silver medal for Natasha Baker at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

World number three, Natasha Baker, takes the silver medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Grade III individual dressage Final rider ... Read Article

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British riders kickstart Tokyo 2020 Paralympic dreams with three medals

Sir Lee Pearson and Breezer © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Sir Lee Pearson, Georgia Wilson and Sophie Wells proved ... Read Article

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Britain’s 2020 Olympic medal tally totals five, as jumping team final proves a challenge too far

Holly Smith and Denver in the showjumping team qualifier © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Great Britain step away from ... Read Article

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Great Britain qualifies for show jumping team final

Harry Charles and Romeo 88 © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Our three showjumpers for Team GB did us proud ... Read Article

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Scott Brash withdraws from Tokyo 2020 ahead of team competition

Scott Brash and Jefferson in Tuesday’s individual qualifier © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Minor strain leads to the withdrawal ... Read Article

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Ben Maher strikes gold in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic showjumping

Ben Maher and Explosion W © BEF / Jon Stroud Media After a heartbreaking start for Team GB in the ... Read Article

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Three British combinations through to the Tokyo 2020 individual medal final

Caption: Scott Brash and Jefferson © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Showjumpers Harry Charles, Ben Maher and Scott Brash all go clear ... Read Article

Tom McEwen takes individual silver in Olympic eventing debut

Tom McEwen (GBR) & Toledo de Kerser of the Tokyo 2020 cross-country phase © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Team ... Read Article

Team GB win eventing team gold, but it’s not over yet…

Oliver Townend (GBR) & Ballaghmor Class crossing the finishing line of the Tokyo 2020 cross-country phase © BEF / Jon ... Read Article

Laura Collett and London 52 storm the cross-country to finish within the time, going into the showjumping in provisional bronze medal position

Great Britain remains in gold medal position after the cross-country phase of eventing

Laura Collett and London 52 storm the cross-country to finish within the time, going into the showjumping in provisional bronze ... Read Article

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Britain Olympic eventers in team gold and individual silver position after dressage

Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser score 28.9 on final day of dressage © FEI/Christophe Taniére After a 3am dressage ... Read Article

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Oliver Townend the one to beat after day one of Tokyo 2020 eventing dressage

Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class lead on 23.60 after dressage © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Laura Collett and Oliver ... Read Article

Charity launches syndicate to offer supporters ‘a taste of racehorse ownership’

Help those in need with the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Crowd Racing membership to own a racehorse Crowd Racing ... Read Article

Windrush Equestrian Foundation partners with Ebony Horse Club

This brand-new partnership will aim to build new pathways into eventing for its members Windrush Equestrian Foundation has announced its ... Read Article

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Charlotte Dujardin and Gio win bronze behind German one-two at Tokyo 2020

Photo credit: Charlotte and Gio score 88.543% to take the individual bronze medal © BEF / Jon Stroud Media The ... Read Article

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Team GB dressage riders scoop bronze at Tokyo 2020

Photo credit: Carl Hester and En Vogue earn 78.344 in a nail-biting team final © BEF / JON STROUD MEDIA ... Read Article

Air conditioning and misting fans – how the horses keep cool in Tokyo

Famous for its hot and humid climate, keeping athletes – human and equine – cool is a focus of the ... Read Article

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Industry leaders talk course design at Tokyo

With the Tokyo Olympic Games underway, find out what the leading course builders have planned for the athletes Santiago Verela ... Read Article

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The value of a medal

Do you know how much an Olympic medal’s worth? You might be surprised by the answer With the Tokyo Olympic ... Read Article

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Carl and Charlotte to join Lottie Fry in Tokyo 2020 individual final

Photo caption: Charlotte Dujardin and Gio are through to the individual dressage final © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Charlotte ... Read Article

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Lottie Fry secures spot in the Tokyo 2020 individual dressage final

Lottie Fry and Everdale top their group and earn their place in the individual dressage final © BEF / Jon ... Read Article

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Get set for Tokyo

With this summer’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games fast approaching, experts from British Equestrian’s World Class Programme reveal what’s happening ... Read Article

Spotlight on show horses in partnership to promote healthy body condition

The Horse Trust and Liverpool University have teamed up to help raise awareness of healthy body condition in show horses ... Read Article

Even donkeys are getting into the football spirit

It’s not just us humans who are excited about watching England in the Euros final this Sunday Harry the donkey ... Read Article

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The 10 stages every rider goes through while horse shopping

Are there any suitable horses in the Northern Hemisphere? Can you remember how to rise to the trot? What about ... Read Article

Equine vet “flung to the back of the stable like a ragdoll” backs safety hat campaign

A vet who suffered serious head injuries while examining a horse, is backing a campaign to encourage her veterinary colleagues ... Read Article

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British Olympic showjumping confirmed for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for FEI The British Olympic showjumping team for the Tokyo Games has been revealed The ... Read Article

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Bicton Arena makes Britain’s 2021 five-star eventing dreams come true

After the disappointment of Badminton and Burghley’s five-star cancellations, Devon’s Bicton Arena saves the day and fills the early September ... Read Article

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Nine things every owner wishes they could tell their horse

Whether it’s asking where a shoe might be or reassuring them a new supplement isn’t poisonous – there sure are ... Read Article

Equine Empress retires from the army

What happens to military horses when they retire? They find their way to a horsey haven, AKA The Horse Trust ... Read Article

Can you spot an overweight horse?

Find out whether you’re able to spot an overweight equine with Spillers’ online test With equine weight management such an ... Read Article

Equines take a trip back to school

Equine therapy sessions are being offered at a secondary school to support learning and mental health following the Covid-19 pandemic ... Read Article

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Team GB’s Tokyo 2020 dressage and eventing teams announced

Team GB announces equestrian dressage and eventing teams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Six horse and rider combinations and ... Read Article

Summer of Safety set to be a success

BETA’s Summer of Safety campaign hopes to raise awareness for the important of safe equipment to protect you and your ... Read Article

Suffolk Punch foal is jumping for joy

Rare Suffolk Punch foal Rancher has made a full recovery from a broken leg Two-week-old Rancher, a rare Suffolk Punch ... Read Article

Nominated para dressage entries for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games announced

Photo: Jon Stroud British Equestrian and the British Dressage para selectors have confirmed the para dressage nominations for the Tokyo ... Read Article

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Nominated entries for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games announced

Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle © FEI / Liz Gregg British Equestrian and the British Dressage selectors have ... Read Article

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Five things we’re struggling with this competition season

After such a long time out of the swing of competing, there are some inevitable challenges to contend with, aside ... Read Article

Redwings rescued pony becomes a TV star

Escape to the Farm had a very special star in Gilbert, a rescued pony from Redwings Gilbert, a rescued six-year-old ... Read Article

Thelwell ponies brought to life in live-action feature

Blenheim Films will bring beloved Thelwell ponies to life in Merrylegs the Movie Independent film company Blenheim Films has announced ... Read Article

Equine facilitated intervention for frontline workers

A brand-new initiative will offer 4,000 frontline workers equine facilitated intervention UK members of Horses in Education and Therapy International ... Read Article

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BRC back with a bang following Arena Eventing Championships

Find out what went down at BRC’s Arena Eventing Championships Its first live event of 2021, British Riding Clubs (BRC) ... Read Article

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Tokyo 2020 showjumping nominations announced

Ben Maher and Explosion W © Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for FEI   British Equestrian and the British Showjumping selectors have ... Read Article

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What if horses had dating profiles? We’ve got a few ideas on how they might read… If your equine partner ... Read Article

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Ten horsey things that confuse non-horsey people

Whether it’s the conviction with which you swear by your weather app or the disbelief that, with 20+ years of ... Read Article

Seven things Thoroughbred owners are sick of hearing

Gargantuan feed bills, a need for speed and a penchant for box rest? Ask any owner and they’ll tell you ... Read Article

Six ways hacking is like an extreme sport

Mountain biking? Jet skiing? Snowboarding? No, thank you! We equestrians know we can just as easily get our thrills by ... Read Article

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Five things horse riders love about summer

Is that summer we can see on the horizon? As we inch ever closer to the mid-point on the calendar, ... Read Article

Tokyo 2020 eventing nominations announced

British Equestrian and the British Eventing selectors have confirmed the eventing nominations for Tokyo 2020 The nine eventing team members ... Read Article

Veterinary group provides its practices with helmets for team members

In a push for safety, Vetpartners has provided all of its practices with helmets to keep them safe when conducting ... Read Article

Pair banned from keeping animals following RSPCA investigation

William Braddock and Tina Price have both admitted offences against 11 equines after the RSPCA conducted an investigation into the ... Read Article

BRC’s first-ever virtual championships hailed a huge success

The very first virtual edition of the British Riding Club’s (BRC) National Dressage Championships provided a great opportunity for riders ... Read Article

Fifty charities urge government to protect the UK’s animals

Charities urge the government not to waste a once-in-a-generation opportunity to protect the UK’s animals The new Act Now for ... Read Article

BETA Director recognised for tireless work throughout Covid-19 pandemic

BETA’s Claire Williams receives Sir Colin Spedding Award from HRH The Princess Royal This year’s National Equine Forum (NEF) Special ... Read Article

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Devastating news as Burghley Horse Trials cancelled for second year

Photo credit: Peter Nixon/Burghley Horse Trials Due to uncontrollable variables and uncertainties, it’s with immense sadness that the Land Rover ... Read Article

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17 reasons we love spring

The clocks have gone back and we’ve traded an hour’s sleep for sixty precious minutes of daylight 1. Driving home ... Read Article

SEIB Search for a Star qualifiers to recommence in July

Photo: ES Photography The long-awaited dates and venues for the SEIB Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse ... Read Article

Veteran survey seeks to improve understanding of PPID

Feed manufacturer, Spillers, urges owners of equines over the age of 15 to complete this new survey to help them ... Read Article

Bolesworth in numbers

Quick-fire facts you never knew about The Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show It can be hard to get ... Read Article

Seven things we love about The Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse show

From the beautiful backdrop to top class competition, there’s so much to get excited about ahead of Bolesworth International’s 2021 ... Read Article

Ten minutes with Nina Barbour

She’s the woman behind two of the biggest international fixtures in the UK equestrian calendar – but does Nina Barbour ... Read Article

BEF reports normal levels of EHV disease risk in the UK

Following the outbreak of EHV-1 in Europe, the British Equestrian Federation is pleased to report that disease risk in the ... Read Article

Gatcombe to host brand-new unaffiliated eventing championships

The Cotswold Cup Championships set to be help at HRH The Princess Royal’s Gatcombe Park Held at Gatcombe Park on ... Read Article

Recent survey reinforces message to ‘Stop Feeding Our Horses’

Renowned equine scientist Dr David Marlin puts his support behind the national Stop Feeding Our Horses campaign Stop Feeding Our ... Read Article

Search for a Star qualifiers off to a strong start

Photo: 1st Class Images An incredible trio of winners have got the Search for a Star championship line-up off to ... Read Article

Charity hackathon returns as perfect summer challenge for riders

Back again after a hugely successful 2020, Brooke’s My Hackathon could be the perfect summer challenge for you and your ... Read Article

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Five people we can’t wait to see at competitions

That’s right, competition season is back on. So, let’s grab the next few months by the horns and see who ... Read Article

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Five things equestrians love about the bank holiday weekend

With a four-day weekend ahead of us, and potential for almost 100 hours of unlimited you (read: horse) time, what ... Read Article

Enjoy a donkey day out on Easter Sunday

Join The Donkey Sanctuary for a fun-filled Easter Sunday and catch up with your favourite rescued equines Sunday 4 April ... Read Article

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Hannah’s Wilberry Wonder Pony charity announces new research project

Alongside Middlesex University, the charity aims to uncover what causes bone cancer to spread to other tissues Announcing its very ... Read Article

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Seven things all horse owners should know on BETA Feed Awareness week

It’s BETA Feed Awareness Week (27 March – 4 April 2021) and it’s time to brush up on some of ... Read Article

Brand-new unaffiliated eventing series to launch in 2021

Are you looking for a new challenge to try with your horse? This exciting unaffiliated eventing series could be the ... Read Article

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Five reasons we’re secretly happy not to be competing yet

Think you miss heading out to a show? Think again – staying at home really isn’t all bad With training ... Read Article

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50 thoughts your horse has at a one-day event

Your mind might spend the day racing at a competition, but have you ever wondered what runs through your horse’s ... Read Article

Road incidents involving horses remain high during lockdown

New statistics released by The British Horse Society show that, despite the Covid-19 lockdown, road incidents involving horses are still ... Read Article

Rescued horses named in honour of NHS heroes

Nineteen rescued horses in the care of Redwings Horse Sanctuary have been named in honour of NHS heroes Following their ... Read Article

Much-needed student support from The Donkey Sanctuary

Veterinary students from across the globe receive online teaching through Covid-19 thanks to The Donkey Sanctuary With Covid-19 affecting how ... Read Article

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Popular amateur showing series kicks off season with Good Friday qualifier

Ready to hit the ground running this show season? SEIB Search for a Star launches its first set of qualifiers ... Read Article

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“Prevent the spread,” says BEVA following Spanish EHV-1 outbreak

An outbreak of equine herpes virus-1 in Spain earlier this month has led to British Equestrian Veterinary Association (BEVA) urging ... Read Article

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“No room for complacency”, as scientists release covid-secure guidelines for equestrian establishments

Leading equine scientists have teamed up to produce a comprehensive set of Covid-secure guidelines to help equestrian establishments minimise the ... Read Article

Return of Strangles Awareness Week for 2021 announced

Keen to stir the equestrian community into action against Strangles once again, the Awareness Week is making a comeback in ... Read Article

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‘The event has become unworkable’: Badminton cancellation devastates eventing fans

A gutting start to the 2021 season as Badminton Horse Trials announces the event’s cancellation Due to be held behind ... Read Article

“We need to educate drivers”: Rider’s plea after hit and run

A Lancashire rider is calling for equestrians to spread the word to drivers on the risks of passing horses inappropriately ... Read Article

Charities club together to rescue 137 equines from Swansea sanctuary

More than 100 horses were removed from a sanctuary in Swansea following a rescue operation led by the RSPCA The ... Read Article

Park Lane Stables smashes £1million fundraising target and thanks donors

Following an enormous campaign to raise money to secure its premises for good, Greater London RDA Centre, Park Lane Stables, ... Read Article

Hay shortage triggers additional £100k bill for Redwings amid plea for donations

Redwings Horse Sanctuary has launched an urgent appeal following a huge amount of money being spent on hay over the ... Read Article

Eleven signs you were a horsey tween in the 2000s

If you can relate to anything on this list, it’s probably time to start using an eye cream While everyone ... Read Article

Joined up support needed, concludes the National Equine Forum’s Great Weight Debate

Teamwork, communication and trust considered the key to tackling equine obesity following the National Equine Forum’s Great Weight Debate The ... Read Article

True friendship comes out of heartbreak

Following the loss of his best friend, donkey Max has rediscovered friendship thanks to The Donkey Sanctuary 24-year-old donkey Max ... Read Article

Five reasons your horse is the only Valentine you’ll need

Feeling blue, downcast or just downright indifferent about the big day? Fret not, the perfect Valentine’s is close at hand ... Read Article

Rubber shoes and dye jobs – facts about Bridgerton’s equine stars that’ll powder your wig

Photo credit: Netflix It’s the lavish period drama that saw everyone hoofing it to Netflix for a dose of corsets ... Read Article

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Great news for the RSPCA as animal welfare sentencing bill passes committee stage

With the animal welfare sentencing bill one step closer to being passed, animal charities look forward to a brighter future ... Read Article

Eight fictional horses we’ve always wanted to ride

The very best horse in the world is the one you’ve got in your field – but whether you grew ... Read Article

Eight TikToks that totally sum up life as an equestrian

Have you succumbed to the TikTok craze yet? Arguably the app of 2020 – move over, Zoom – the content ... Read Article

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Action needed to save riding schools crushed by the pandemic

Many have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic – but few more so than riding schools. The Association of British ... Read Article

RSPCA launches new strategy to improve equine welfare

The RSPA has pledged to significantly improve animal welfare through its new strategy and partnerships with other equine charities  The ... Read Article

Veteran class added to line-up of popular amateur showing championship

Search for a Star 2018 champions, Follow Her Home and Hannah Moore with judges Robert Oliver, Richard Ramsay, Katie Jerram-Hunnable ... Read Article

British Horse Society warns public to #BeHorseAware and stop feeding horses

The British Horse Society (BHS) and the University of Bristol are asking members of the public not to feed any ... Read Article

Five things you’ll know if you own a grey horse

There’s a reason so many owners say they’d ‘never buy a grey again’ – and yet we seem to keep ... Read Article

Seven things that only happen when you’re running late

Ever noticed that your equine pal has an uncanny ability to detect when you’re in a hurry? Here’s just a ... Read Article

“Children will only see ponies in books”: RDA and Pony Club Centre’s fight for its piece of London

Park Lane Stables has been a horsey haven for its urban community long before it was a riding school – ... Read Article

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Owners fear impact of pandemic on their own horse’s care, survey reveals

The results from a 2020 survey have revealed how a pool of more than 1,500 owners are being affected by ... Read Article

Help support RDA stables through fundraising

Park Lane Stables Riding for the Disabled charity seeks help to keep their yard and continue supporting their community Park ... Read Article

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Scholarship-winning farrier shares winter hoofcare tips

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trustee and qualified farrier shares his tips for taking care of your horse’s hooves this winter One ... Read Article

Alertness and anxiety in horses linked to low condition score, study finds

A new study has shown the link between your horse’s behaviour and his body condition – but how might they ... Read Article

Five ways to find your festive spirit (even if you’re REALLY not feeling it this year)

Christmas is coming at great speed, but if you’re struggling to channel those festive vibes H&R’s got just the remedy ... Read Article

Seven ways TV and films get horses totally and completely wrong

Now that it gets dark approximately five minutes after lunchtime and the endless pogoing between tiers stops us all from ... Read Article

Crowd favourite Christmas tradition moves online

Join The Donkey Sanctuary for its popular Christmas service and give your festive period a little extra sparkle While the ... Read Article

The search is on to find these very special horses new homes

Could you offer an experienced home to train and support a young horse? Look no further than the Mare and ... Read Article

SEIB’s charity awards set to return for 2021

Back again for 2021, the SEIB Charity Awards are open for nominations, so put your choice of charity forward to ... Read Article

Blue Cross asks owners to help with fireworks survey

Give charity Blue Cross a helping hand by filling out their online survey regarding the impact fireworks had on your ... Read Article

Helping pets for more than a century

Join the Blue Cross as it celebrates 100 years of caring for our pets ­­– from two world wars to ... Read Article

Riding rehab for ex-prisoners

Photo credit: Josh Olins Making the move from the shady underbelly of London and Bristol, ex-offenders head to stunning Somerset ... Read Article

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British Equestrian and British Horse Society team up to ease lockdown confusion

In an attempt to clear up any confusion and ease growing frustration, British Equestrian and British Horse Society have issued ... Read Article

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British Equestrian updates lockdown advice for England

At midnight on Thursday 5 November, England went into national lockdown for a four-week period until Wednesday 2 December. Horse&Rider shares ... Read Article

England enters lockdown – what equestrians need to know

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation on Saturday (31 October) evening, 5 November sees the start of ... Read Article

RSPCA fears that compulsory microchipping may not be enough

With microchipping made compulsory in October, the RSPCA shows concern that it may not be enough to halt the impending ... Read Article

Subscriber exclusive – Claim your Equetech Infinity Scarf

Whether you’re treating yourself or looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a horsey friend, this gorgeous scarf, with its ... Read Article

One month to Bonfire Night: how to get prepared

With just one month until the fireworks season begins, the RSPCA shares tips on preparing your horse amid fears that ... Read Article

Horse and riders hacking in Autumn

Seven things horse owners love about autumn (and why we’re secretly relieved summer’s over)

You’d think a drop in temperature and earlier sunsets would be a poor trade-off for summer’s hazy, drawn out evenings ... Read Article

Foals through the years

Join The Mare and Foal Sanctuary for a look back through the years as it reflects on some of the ... Read Article

Rider competing in showjumping

The five things we missed most about competing

Did lockdown leave you missing trips off the yard to shows and training? We’re sure you’ll relate to more than ... Read Article

What makes the perfect horse?

While we all think our horse is the best of the bunch, there’s sure to be the odd characteristic you ... Read Article

Horseworld’s Mowgli tackles his next adventure

Resident mule Mowgli will head into the next stage of his training to help vulnerable children learn important life skills ... Read Article

Burghley Horse Trials

Brilliant Burghley Offers

Missing Burghley Horse Trials? Don’t worry, you can still check out the offers from the World of the Horse pavilion ... Read Article

Horse grazing grass

Could a computer help spot signs of pain in horses?

Equine scientists at Nottingham Trent University are using artificial intelligence to help spot pain from horses’ facial expressions In an ... Read Article

Osberton Horse Trials

Venue change allows end of season Osberton Horse Trials to run

With the cancellation of The Eventing Spring Carnival and Osberton Estate’s lockdown concerns, the 2020 horse trials are due to ... Read Article

Working donkey carrying water

The Donkey Sanctuary sets up global emergency fund for working equines

Designed to support donkey owners all over the globe who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ... Read Article

Donkeys at the Donkey Sanctuary

Public invited to take part in The Donkey Sanctuary’s exciting new research

The Donkey Sanctuary invites the public to take part in a study to help them better understand the publics’ perception ...