Home News News

News News

Cost-of-living-crisis-survey

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

Grand-prix-rider-neglect-prison

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

SEIB-60th-birthday

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

HR_WEB_Dentistry

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

Donkey-sanctuary-news-Dec2022

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

Safety-standards

Setting standards

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

RSPCA-Survey

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

Can-horses-boost-mental-health

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

Harry-Hall-charity-news

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

HAPPA-Christmas-news

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

Brooke-partnerships

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

RDA-week-news

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

Decode-feed-bags-BETA

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

Physio---lack-of-trained-professionals-news

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

FEI-equine-welfare-news

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

use-or-abuse-conference-news

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

BE-Riding-CLub-news

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

London-International-to-welcome-new-inclusive-showing-series-

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

BE-health-week

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

Clock-changes-autumn-riding

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

Sycamore-and-Acorn-news

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

BHS-and-WHW-prize

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

SEIB Search for a Star champions, Alex Windross and Herbie

“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

Badminton-date-change

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

Agria Ride

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

Social licence equestrianism World Horse Welfare

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

Yasmin Ingham World Championships Pratoni

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

Yasmin Ingham and Banzai du Loir © FEI / Massimo Argenziano 

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

Photo credit: Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser © British Equestrian / Jon Stroud

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

Laura Collett Italy

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

RoR-Queen's-horse-winning-at-Burghley

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

Queen-from-Balmoral-to-Edinburgh-2

“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

Zoe Clewlow

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

Study-owner-relationship

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

Flu vaccine shortage

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

Blue Cross Recession

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

Thoroughbred early life RVC News

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

Photo credit: Lee Pearson and Breezer © British Equestrian / Jon Stroud Media

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

Sophie Wells and Don Cara M © British Equestrian / Jon Stroud Media

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

The British showjumping team collect their bronze medals with Performance Manager Di Lampard © British Equestrian / Jon Stroud Media

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

BRC National Championships Winners Bath RC

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

Natasha Baker and Keystone Dawn Chorus © FEI / Richard Juilliart

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

Scott Brash and Hello Jefferson © FEI / Leanjo de Koster

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

Scott Brash and Hello Jefferson stand second after day one’s World Championship showjumping action © British Equestrian / Jon Stroud Media

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

British equestrian for Ukraine

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

Horses outside pub

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

NEWS Animal welfare crisis

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

Charlotte Dujardin and Imhotep, world championships 2022

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

Dressage World Championships Richard Davidson and Bubblingh after their test

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

Cross country fence jumps

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

Kate Land's End to John O'Groats

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

RDA Search for a star Tara Redfern

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

Burghley TV news Pippa Funnell

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

Strip grazing Spillers

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

Horses racing

Never write off Frankie, as he continues to perform strongly

Frankie Dettori proves he’s still in it to win it, after the announcement that long-term owners John and Thady Gosden ... Read Article

WHW awards

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

Redwings rescue show

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

Dartmoor ponies reflective neck strap

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

H&C All Star Academy

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

Jay Halim Bolesworth 2022

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

Shetland pony RSPCA neglect

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

British equestrian for Ukraine

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

Monarch and Majesty Redwings foal

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

BHS Ambulance South of England

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

Traditional Gypsy cob head shot

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

Trailer owners driving training scheme

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

Pete Wicks RSPCA

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

Vet-Ride-Lands-End-Kate-McMorris

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

Brown donkey in field

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

Horse Vet worm egg counts

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

Horse and rider photoshoot

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

Horse and riders hacking

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

Laura Collett at Badminton Horse Trials

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

Laura Collett Badminton Horse trials

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

Laura Collett at Badminton

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

Tom McEwan Badminton Horse Trials

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

Riders hacking in safety gear

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

Voltaire grassroots Badminton winners

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

William Fox-Pitt at Badminton

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

Eventing

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

Hacking with a friend

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

Redwings - Boo - short charity film

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

British Equestrians for Ukraine

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

Horse rider using laptop

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

World Horse Welfare abandoned foal

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

Household cavalry outside Burghley house

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

British Equestrians for Ukraine

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

RSPCA rescue shetlands

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

British Equestrians for Ukraine

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

Boo and Blossom

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

Riding for the Disabled Association

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

Charity underweight horses

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

Redwings horse

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

Calvert Reconnections

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

Horseworld Trust foals

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

Rider eventing

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

Car and trailer

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

Mark Todd

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

H&R-news-Boo-and-Blossom

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

Police tape

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

Belinda Wilkins with Mystical Maisie Horsham and District Riding Club[1]

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

Loading to leave WHW_World Horse Welfare

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

PONY 30

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

Dave with groom Billie Jo Roby - Feb 2018

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

Horse roads

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

cute ponies best friends

‘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

Horse being loaded into trailer

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

Christmas close up

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

Equipassion [4]

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

Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary receive an SEIB Giving Award in 2020 L to R Henrieke Freeman, Emma the Donkey, Charlotte Main

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

What was your first horse or pony like? That’s what a survey issued by equine charity, Redwings Horse Sanctuary aims ... Read Article

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

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth iii LR[12]

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

1 M n M Wishaw Red Admiral

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

Wizard, Quiz and Puzzle on road to recovery - Image- The Donkey Sanctuary

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

World_Horse_Welfare_Annual_Conference

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

Action Woman 2021

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

Pebbles rescue pony

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

Racecourse

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

Tree

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

Liverpool International Horse Show

“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

Grassroots

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

Equipassion pony

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

voltaire design grassroots 6

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

Yard-Horsey-Best-Friends

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

group-eventers-image

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

hacking-woodlands-horse

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

Measuring horse's weight

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

Podium

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

Nicola Wilson and JL Dublin

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

Alice with donkey and shetland

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

riding hats

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

Jumping

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

Horse being loaded into trailer

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

FEI Dressage European Championship 2021

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

Travelling your horse

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

SEIB-2021

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

Two riders hacking

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

FEI Dressage European Championship - Hof Kasselmann, Hagen am Teutoburger Wald, Germany

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

Horse_Cooling_Down

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

Bitcon

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

Emily-Moffitt-winning-gold

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

Tokyo 2020 Para

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

Tokyo para Team GB

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

Lee Pearson and Breezer Paralympics 2020

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

Holly Smith and Denver in the showjumping team qualifier © BEF / Jon Stroud Media

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

Harry Charles and Romeo 88 © BEF / Jon Stroud Media

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

Scott Brash and Jefferson in Tuesday’s individual qualifier

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

Ben Maher and Explosion W

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

Scott Brash and Jefferson at Tokyo 2020

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

Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser score 28.9 on final day of dressage

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

Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class lead on 23.60 after dressage © BEF / Jon Stroud Media

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

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio, Tokyo 2020

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

Carl Hester and En Vogue at Tokyo

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

Tokyo test event - cross-country course

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

Hand holding a medal

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

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio at the Tokyo Olympics

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

Lottie Fry and Everdale at Tokyo 2020 olympics

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

Get set for Tokyo

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

How to stand horse up for conformation judge

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

Ben Maher showjumping

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

Horse cantering through water jump

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

Horse and handler

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

Tokyo 2020 Eventing team

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

Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle

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

Competition day, dressage

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

BRC HorseQuest Arena Eventing Championships

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

Ben Maher Showjumping

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

The lonely hooves club

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

Horse being led in fly rug and mask

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

girl riding in long grass

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

Burghley Horse Trials

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

Spring hacking

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

horse and rider showjumping

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

horse in streamq

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

Wilberry Wonder Pony funding new cancer research

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

Making horse feeds

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

Rebecca Howard

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

Rebecca Howard showjumping warm-up fences

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

SEIB qualifier shows

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

Showjumping

“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

Horses Hacking

“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

Badminton Horse Trials, Andrew Nicholson jumping a cross-country fence

‘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

Horses grazing in sunshine

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

Riding schools

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

Girl grooming horse

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

Winter hoof care

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

Horse in field wearing rug

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

Horses in stables

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 ... Read Article

Tullis Matson with the foal and Dr Gareth Starbuck with Ruby

Healthy new-born filly provides hope for rare breeds

A Suffolk Punch mare has given birth to a healthy filly following the use of sex-sorted sperm to determine the ... Read Article

Girl competing in dressage competition

BD Winter Championship dates announced following lockdown

Following its cancellation in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter Championships have been reinstated with a revised competition ... Read Article

The Donkey Sanctuary, Sweet Pea

The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates the first birthday of the royal foal

Named by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall during her visit to The Donkey Sanctuary, Sweet Pea celebrated her first birthday ... Read Article

sleepy horse

Research into equine sleep patterns uncovers early warnings of ill health

Nottingham Trent University has conducted a study into the sleep patterns of horses and whether they could provide early warnings ... Read Article

The Donkey Sanctuary takes Lincolnshire rescue under its wing

Photo credit: The Donkey Sanctuary Found with overgrown hooves in North Lincolnshire, The Donkey Sanctuary has taken a rescued donkey ... Read Article

Donkeys gathering water

Stakeholders of equine charities invited to United Nations event

Photo credit: The Donkey Sanctuary For the first time, equine charities will host a virtual side event at this year’s ... Read Article

Horses grazing

World Horse Welfare centres to remain closed until 2021

Following careful consideration, the difficult decision has been made that all World Horse Welfare centres will remain closed to the ... Read Article

Eventing, three riders at an event walking together to a warm up

10 mundane things we’ve missed about eventing

Photo credit: Tilly Berendt We’re on the final countdown back to something like normal now, with British Eventing set to ... Read Article

Mare and Foal sanctuary

Semi-feral pony overcomes trauma with the help of charity staff

Photo credit: The Mare and Foal Sanctuary Follow the story of rescued pony Mouse from his arrival at The Mare ... Read Article

The Donkey Sanctuary rescues

Lancashire rescued donkeys thriving with charity’s care

Photo credit: The Donkey Sanctuary Following their rescue from a muddy Lancashire field on New Year’s Eve 2019, three malnourished ... Read Article

The Donkey Sanctuary

New research considers the consequences of equine prescription in northern India

Photo credit: TW2020 The Donkey Sanctuary The Donkey Sanctuary has published its fresh research into the consequences of sub-standard prescriptions ... Read Article

Windrush Equestrian Foundation

The Windrush Equestrian Foundation class of 2020/21 announced

Following the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on the event season this year, The Windrush Equestrian Foundation has decided to offer ... Read Article

Barefoot horse

Five things barefoot horse owners are tired of hearing

The barefoot lifestyle is on the rise in the equestrian community and, while it’s not the best option for every ... Read Article

Rider fitness, work and horses

The seven stages of becoming your fittest self yet!

Looking for the ultimate guide to getting fit for (what’s left of) this season? Then you might need to look ... Read Article

Dressage arena with horse

British Dressage goes online in a move to get back to competing

Popular online dressage website, Dressage Anywhere, has teamed up with British Dressage (BD) to offer BD Quest Online. From June, ... Read Article

National show rider uses platform to raise money for charity

Photo credit: Kerry Bates 19-year-old sports science student and show rider Isobel Lines has been crowned 2020’s Miss Black Country ... Read Article

Two horses at the gallops

Five challenges all riders face bringing their horse back into work

Photo credit: Jon Stroud If you’re one of the many riders getting their horses fit with the promise of a ... Read Article

Ex-racehorse (Clare Poole)

World-renowned Dr Sue Dyson teams up with Moorcroft Rehabilitation Centre

A well-respected expert in equine orthopaedics, throughout her career Dr Sue Dyson has led the way in clinical investigation and ... Read Article

When to call the vet, horse being trotted up

Equine diagnostic technique gives hope for human stroke prevention

A brand-new electrocardiogram (ECG) recording technique can quickly detect paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in horses – a major cause of ... Read Article

UK Equine student conference 2020

The inaugural UK Equine online student conference announced

The UK Equine online student conference will provide the equestrian students across the country with the much-needed opportunity to present ... Read Article

Cross-country riding

British Eventing answers your questions about returning to sport

With sport predicted to restart in July, British Eventing has shared its draft plan to answer your questions regarding how ... Read Article

The Donkey Sanctuary in India

Tech recognition for The Donkey Sanctuary’s research

Photo credit: The Donkey Sanctuary Following the publication of its new research tool, The Donkey Sanctuary will lead the way ... Read Article

Four tonnes of feed donated to World Horse Welfare

An act of kindness so sorely needed during these difficult times, Baileys Horse Feeds has donated feed to World Horse ... Read Article

Picking a horse's feet out

Five things your farrier thinks, but doesn’t say

Long-suffering advocates for our horses’ welfare, farriers certainly have a few horror stories to tell. Here are some simple ways ... Read Article

Rider going cross-country in a body protector

British Eventing makes plans to resume sport as lockdown is eased

Are you desperate to squeeze in an event or two this season? Find out how British Eventing plans to proceed ... Read Article

NAF Virtual Eventing

Virtual Eventing raises £178,500 for the NHS charities

Following its livestream running from 6–10 May, Virtual Eventing, supported by NAF, has raised an extraordinary £178,500 for the NHS ... Read Article

Science Supplements sending free products to NHS workers

More than £5,000 of free products given to NHS customers

Keen to say thank you to NHS staff for their hard work and sacrifice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Science Supplements ... Read Article

horse and rider hacking

British Equestrian updates its stance on riding and coaching

The board of British Equestrian (BEF) met to refresh its position on riding and training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following ... Read Article

Horse and lady

BHS teams up with Sport England in latest coronavirus guidance

The British Horse Society (BHS) gives equestrian centres in England the green light to reopen from Wednesday 13 May, subject ... Read Article

Burghley Horse Trials

Burghley Horse Trials offers ray of hope for eventing fans

Photo credit: Peter Nixon Battling through a sea of cancellations, the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials offers eventing fans a ... Read Article

The lake complex at Burghley Horse Trials

8 reasons H&R is hopeful for Burghley Horse Trials 2020

While the equestrian world might feel like it’s drowning in a sea of cancellations, H&R can’t be alone in crossing ... Read Article

Horse being shown in-hand

Summer showing festival lost to coronavirus

A firm favourite for amateur show riders nationwide, Equifest (due to take place 19-23 August 2020) has been cancelled from ... Read Article

Charity invites the public to name their 1,000th rescue

A newborn foal at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary has become the charity’s 1,000th rescue, and now the charity is ... Read Article

Team H&R’s Best Badminton Memories

We all wish we could be in situ at Badminton right now, but whether you watch the live-stream each year ... Read Article

Leaving a Legacy: Recordbreakers at Badminton

Photo credit: Badminton Horse Trials The Youngest (Human) Winner: 1969 winner Richard Walker can rest assured that his record will ... Read Article

Girl competing in dressage competition

British Dressage (BD) unveils its post-COVID-19 operational plan

BD have made clear their plans to manage a phased return to dressage following the COVID-19 pandemic as restrictions are ... Read Article

10 Things We’re Missing About Badminton

10 Things We’re Missing About Badminton

We’ll admit we’re all having a bit of a sulk here at H&R – after all, the beginning of May ... Read Article

Hundreds of charities set to receive £1,000 in Movement for Good Awards

The parent company of SEIB Insurance Brokers launch their Movement for Good awards, with nominated charities in with a chance ... Read Article

Veteran Horse Society sporting keyworker members

Veteran Horse Society expresses thanks for the NHS and care workers

With many members and supporters who work for the NHS and as care workers in the UK, the Veteran Horse ... Read Article

Top-class riders come together to support NHS and UK riding schools

An exciting virtual draw initiative, The NHS Mega May Event Draw with LeMieux aims to raise money for two incredibly ... Read Article

Lotte and her foal at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary celebrate the birth of their first foal in 2020

Based in Newton Abbot, the Mare and Foal Sanctuary is delighted to announce their first foal of 2020, born to ... Read Article

Missing Badminton and Kentucky? Virtual Eventing is Here for You

As April creeps to a close, top level eventing should be at its peak – Kentucky’s 5* segues into Badminton, which ... Read Article

Warmblood horse

Five signs you own a warmblood

Big mover? Check. Big personality? Check. Big wimp? Check! While your gentle giant may take to the dressage arena like ... Read Article

Rescued donkey Snowy receives urgent treatment at The Donkey Sanctuary

While aiming to provide top-quality care for all the equines during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of The Donkey Sanctuary’s residents ... Read Article

Blenheim Horse Trials becomes latest victim of coronavirus cancellations

The SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials, which was due to celebrate its 30th Anniversary this September, has become the latest ... Read Article

Arthritis comes out on top as Petplan Equine reveals its top five most claimed-for conditions of 2019

The recent release of Petplan Equine’s top five most claimed-for conditions of the previous year show an overall rise in ... Read Article

Preparation for the 2.6 Challenge well underway

A whole host of equine charities are looking forward to participating in the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday 26 April, which ... Read Article

HAPPA brings hope for three rescued horses

Three horses found desperately in need of rescue have been successfully taken into the care of HAPPA’s team at Shores ... Read Article

The BHS launches a Hardship Fund to support riding schools during COVID-19

Photo credit: The British Horse Society The British Horse Society (BHS) is delighted to announce the launch of its BHS-Approved ... Read Article

Rider patting horse

The 10 stages of lockdown for equestrians

While the world around us is navigating the ‘new normal’ – anyone else think that sounds like an X-Factor boy ... Read Article

Horse in fly rug and fly mask

Coronavirus restrictions extended – how will they affect horse owners?

We’re over three weeks into an enforced lockdown and have at least another three to go, but exactly what do ... Read Article

Zara Tindell takes part in Equestrian Relief

Equestrian Relief raises over £250,000 for the NHS Covid-19 appeal

Team Eventing ultimately comes out on top as over a quarter of a million pounds is raised for the NHS ... Read Article

Horse with its head over the stable door

H&R’s ultimate guide to horsey podcasts

In a time where podcasts are popping up left, right and centre, what horsey offerings are there to help you ... Read Article

cross-country riding

Exciting new three-day event for grassroots riders

In the midst of a suspended competition calendar for riders of all levels, British Eventing are providing a light at ... Read Article

Two charities share the top spot at 2020 SEIB Giving Virtual Awards

Two worthy charities shared the top spot in this year’s SEIB Insurance Brokers Giving Virtual Awards, held between 30 March ... Read Article

Top equestrians unite to support NHS heroes

Leading riders from across the disciplines have pledged their support for a major fundraising initiative for the NHS heroes, launched ... Read Article

Girl on phone holding horse

Five ways horsey people are already social distancing pros

How many times have you cancelled social plans in favour of horsey ones? We’re betting it’s more than once. Here’s ... Read Article

Taking care of your horse during summer

BEF offer clarity regarding coronavirus and vaccinations

  Last year was the first to see an insistence on six-month equine influenza boosters for many who compete. Yet, ... Read Article

Seven things cob owners know to be true

We’re all cob converts at Team H&R – cheek, charisma and a can-do attitude makes them the perfect addition to ... Read Article

Farrier visits

Routine equine appointments – what should you do? H&R investigates

As of this week, the UK is in lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of a new coronavirus, ... Read Article

The latest coronavirus update for equestrians 

The latest coronavirus update for equestrians 

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation yesterday evening (Monday 23 March), Horse&Rider has collated the latest guidance provided by ... Read Article

£500,000 pledged to support equestrian retail stores

£500,000 pledged to support equestrian retail stores

Leading businessman David Mitson, whose investment company have brands including Gatehouse, Mark Todd Collection and Science Supplements under their umbrella, ... Read Article

Badminton Horse Trials cancelled

Organisers of the international event today (20 March) announced its cancellation, citing public health guidelines The equestrian calendar has suffered ... Read Article

Emergency-Care-Plan

Keep calm and care for your horse

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, horse owners up and down the country are being urged to prepare for ... Read Article

Horse and rider going cross-country

Five ways to spot an eventer

Exhilarating, exciting and expensive – we all know the highs and lows a season of eventing can bring. It’s also ... Read Article

Rider at a competition

Equestrian competition calendar grinds to a halt amid coronavirus fears

A wave of competition cancellations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have seen equestrian events suspended in the UK ... Read Article

9 Ways to Make the Most of Working from Home

Nine ways to make the most of your time at home

COVID-19 might be 2020’s biggest buzzkill, and in a year that’s already brought us raging bushfires and an actual plague ... Read Article

horse and rider hacking

Five signs you own a Thoroughbred

  An increasing number of owners are turning to blood horses – particularly those off the track. So, to celebrate ... Read Article

What coronavirus could mean for your horse

What coronavirus could mean for your horse

The RSPCA is encouraging horse owners to think about how they’ll care for their animals in the event they need ... Read Article

Exmoor ponies, British native pony breed

Five signs you own a native

  From shedding enough hair to fashion a new pony to being totally unflustered after a pheasant makes a hasty ... Read Article

The horse novel heroines we still secretly want to be

The horse novel heroines we still secretly want to be

Is there any pleasure in life more simple than curling up with a good (or, okay, compellingly rubbish) horse book? ... Read Article

Former amateur jockey wins 2020 photographic award

Talented equine and pet photographer, Karen Benett, was awarded the prestigious Photographer of the Year 2020 Open Award for print ... Read Article

Horse being shown in-hand

Seven signs you were a Pony Club kid

  Do you remember being shouted at by ancient instructors and spending more time on the floor than on your ... Read Article

Help develop self-guided trails with the SDNPA

The South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) are calling on riders to help create a handy, downloadable guide to the ... Read Article

Nose Kisses

The ‘non-horsey other half’ survival guide

However outdoorsy your non-horsey partner might be, there are some undoubtable struggles when it comes to living with a horse ... Read Article

World Horse Welfare

World Horse Welfare thank public for ‘staggering’ support

World Horse Welfare is incredibly grateful to the public for their staggering response to their Helping Horse Owning Communities in ... Read Article

SEIB Search for a Star

SEIB Search for a Star 2020 qualifiers announced

2019 SEIB Search for a Star champions, Linsfort Ear to the Ground and Lisa Sergeant, with reserve champions Rambo and ... Read Article

Girl competing in dressage competition

Compete from home with BD’s Online Championships

Qualification is now open for Dressage Anywhere and British Dressage’s (BD) online competition series You don’t have to leave the ... Read Article

NAF-AWARD

Lifetime achievement award for NAF founder

  NAF’s founder and chairman, Richard Cleeve, received a standing ovation at the BETA gala dinner NAF ushered in the ... Read Article

Horses for Hope raises the bar with overwhelming support

Following Natalie Heaton’s social media post asking friends whether they’d attend a charity dressage competition raising funds for those affected ... Read Article

Riding demo with Mary King

Five things that only happen at a lecture demo

As far as horsey outings go, lecture demos are some of the best in the business. With top riders showcasing ... Read Article

Rider competing in the BD Petplan

Exciting new format for popular Area Festivals series

British Dressage’s (BD) Petplan Area Festivals competition series has been transformed with a fresh new format for 2020 From its ... Read Article

HOYS 2020 qualifier dates

HOYS 2020 qualifiers announced

Photo credit: Julian Portch Ready to start your 2020 showing season off with a bang? Whip out that diary, because ... Read Article

Strangles Animal Health Trust

Stay on top of strangles cases with brand-new online resource

Owners, vets and equine professionals alike will soon have access to the most up-to-date information on strangles diagnoses across the ... Read Article

Bolesworth arena June 2020

Save the date

A fusion of world-class equestrian sport, lifestyle and hospitality awaits as the 2020 Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show enters a ... Read Article

Horse and rider spending time in field

Five horsey resolutions to break, and five to stick to

While some come together perfectly, in reality it can be hard to stay on track with other resolutions. Meanwhile, there ... Read Article

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Mary King

Mary King swaps saddles for sails

“There was a joke on the boat about me wearing my pearls, but you have to keep up standards!” said ... Read Article

Mark Todd Land Rover team

Q&A with Mark Todd

This extraordinary Kiwi answers your most pressing questions The factfile Name: Sir Mark Todd KNZM CBE Date of birth: 1 ... Read Article

Get a half-price Equilibrium Massage Therapy Mitt for your horse!

*SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE* Get an Equilibrium Massage Therapy Mitt for just £55! The quick, effective and easy-to-use Equilibrium Therapy Massage Mitt ... Read Article

BRC Quadrille teams 2019

Selected BRC Quadrille Teams head to the final

With team selection out of the way, the four finalists look ahead to the big day – and reveal the ... Read Article

Horse riding on the beach

50 horsey things you should do at least once

From great days out to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, we’ve compiled the ultimate equestrian bucket list. Tick off each one you achieve ... Read Article

Chatting on the yard

Horsey folk: a spotter’s guide

If you’ve spent five minutes in the company of equestrians, you’ll know they fall under distinct categories. How many of ... Read Article

Wilberry Wonder Pony funding new cancer research

Wilberry Wonder Pony funds life-saving research

The charity, founded in memory of young eventer Hannah Francis, is supporting PhD research into osteosarcoma  Cancer charity Hannah’s Willberry ... Read Article

Vicky Mitson, Commercial Director for Science Supplements, qualifies for HOYS

Science Supplements’ Vicky Mitson makes double trouble

Qualifying for HOYS is no mean feat, whether showjumping or showing is your game. However, getting one horse to both ... Read Article

Drunkeen Boy and Eleanor Currington winning the SEIB Search for a Star Riding for the Disabled Championship final

The SEIB Search for a Star RDA Championship

Taking place on 12 September at the British Show Horse Association Hunter Championship Show at Addington, the long-awaited SEIB Search ... Read Article

MacMillan charity Raceday

Countdown to the 2020 Macmillan Charity Horserace begins!

Applications for the biggest charity raceday in the country officially open on Sunday 8th September, giving you the chance to ... Read Article

Brilliant Burghley offers

Heading to Burghley Horse Trials this weekend? Make sure you head to the Horse&Rider magazine stand! Receive a free tote ... Read Article

Horse peering out over stable door

If horses had journals

Ever imagined what your horse would jot down at the end of a hard day being waited on hand and ... Read Article

Burghley Horse Trials

The World of the Horse Exhibitors – Burghley 2019

Heading to Burghley Horse Trials? Make sure you check out who will be exhibiting in the World of the Horse! ... Read Article

Rural crime app developed by Warwickshire police

Warwickshire Police launch first UK Rural Crime Advice app

Technology pioneered by Warwickshire Police offers easy access to guidance, local updates and reporting crime Warwickshire Police launched a new ... Read Article

Operation Close Pass initiative

Police operation to help keep horse riders safer on the roads launched

Mounted police volunteers saddle up to advise motors on passing horses safely A police initiative helping to keep horse riders ... Read Article

Burghley Horse Trials

Burghley 2019 five-day diary

Photo credit: Peter Nixon It’s the second and final five-star fixture on UK soil and a week every equestrian anticipates. ... Read Article

BEF Trot to Tokyo

BEF staff get set to ‘Trot To Tokyo’

The British Equestrian Federation is marking the countdown to Tokyo 2020 with a mammoth ‘journey’ – and the help of ... Read Article

Ten for Tim

Photo credit: Julian Portch A tough team of ten will be running a five-mile relay to raise funds for The ... Read Article

Filming a test for Dressage Anywhere

Entries still open for 2019 British Dressage Online Dressage Championships

Qualifying classes for the 2019 British Dressage Online Championships, hosted by Dressage Anywhere, are now open. Into its sixth year, ... Read Article

Horse owner confessions we all have in common

Not cleaning our tack every time we ride. We all know we should, but none of us do. And by ... Read Article

Ways your horse can save you money

Our equine friends can be expensive, but we’ve come up with some ways in which they might actually just be ... Read Article

North Wales Horse Watch

No way for North Wales’ crime

Horsewatch, a North Wales crime prevention project aiming to protect horse owners from thieves, is to spend some of a ... Read Article

BD-Ticket

Try affiliated dressage for a day

Ever fancied competing at an affiliated dressage competition? Horse&Rider has partnered with Petplan Equine and British Dressage to give you ... Read Article

Girl power triumphs at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Horse Trials is one of the biggest weekends in eventing. Discover what happened at this year’s event   It’s ... Read Article

Hacking horse in the summer

11 ideas for your ultimate horsey summer

After what feels like an eternity, it’s almost time for a horsey summer of sun, sea and so much more. ... Read Article

Ones to watch at Badminton 2019

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, one of the most exciting weekends in eventing, is only a few days away. ... Read Article

Free course walk with Mary King at Badminton

Heading to Badminton? Join us and Baileys Horse Feeds and walk the cross-country course with Mary King! Register at the ... Read Article

TheraPlate UK

TheraPlate UK launch exclusive competition

TheraPlate UK, the European distributor of the renowned therapy platform TheraPlate, will launch an exclusive competition for attendees of the ... Read Article

The World of the Horse Exhibitors – Badminton

The World of the Horse  Exhibitors – Badminton 2019

Allen & Page Ltd 01362 822900 www.allenandpage.com Natural Horse Feeds   Aquamax 01285 323131 www.aquamax.co.uk Aquamax Horse Bedding   Back ... Read Article

Nikki Crisp in the NAF 5 Star dressage championships

Horse & Country TV Showcase NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships

This year’s NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championship was a huge success with a host of stunning performances from leading ... Read Article

Badminton Horse Trials, Andrew Nicholson jumping a cross-country fence

Happy Birthday Badminton

It’s official – Badminton Horse Trials has been a horsey calendar highlight for 70 years this May. Kicking off for ... Read Article

Seven positive comments dressage judges make when things don’t go to plan

The wonderful thing about dressage is it’s a learning experience every time. There’s no other discipline where a judge’s every ... Read Article

Nine reasons why owning a horse is a good thing to put on your CV

Sadly, horses are an expensive pastime, so you’re likely to need some form of employment to fund your money-munching dependent. ... Read Article

Horsey friends chatting

19 words and phrases that mean something completely different in the horse world

Stepping onto the yard often feels like slipping through a portal to another realm. Here, the rules of the outside ... Read Article

horse and rider competing in an endurance competition

Countdown is on to the packed Endurance GB ride season

Endurance riders across the country completed their first competitive miles of 2019 at events in the New Forest, and in ... Read Article

Ben Hobday at eh Horse&Rider demo

An evening with Ben Hobday

Our top-rider demos are always something that Team H&R gets really excited about. It’s a privilege of watch one of ... Read Article

Equine flu outbreak

Horse owners advised to be vigilant following recent equine influenza outbreaks

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is encouraging horse owners to be aware of the clinical signs of equine influenza (EI) ... Read Article

Traditional Gypsy cob competing at SEIB Search for a Star at HOYS

Traditional Gypsy Cobs to have their moment to shine at Horse of the Year Show

It’s with great excitement that Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) are introducing a brand-new class for 2019. In support ... Read Article

Animalife sponsored rider Piggy French

Sponsored rider opportunities with Animalife

Are you a social butterfly who’s looking to pursue your horsey-dreams and become a sponsored rider? Here’s a great opportunity ... Read Article

Ever wondered what it’s like to compete at HOYS?

Photo: 1st Class Images Ever wondered what it’s like to compete at The Horse of the Year Show (HOYS)? We ... Read Article

Olympia Horse Show shopping village

Shop ‘til you drop at Olympia

Heading to Olympia’s shopping village? Here’s everything you need to know before you hit the tradestands Olympia – go for ... Read Article

Olympia Christmas Masters

It’s beginning to look a lot like Olympia

Any horsey household knows that the run-up to Christmas can mean only one thing… Olympia’s here! The annual London International ... Read Article

Harry Meade Cross-country

British Eventing announces entry fee and prize money increases for 2019

British Eventing has announced its plans to increase entry fees and prize money for 2019. Most membership passes will stay ... Read Article

A horse owner's car

13 signs that horses are taking over your life

We all know horse ownership is more of a lifestyle choice than a hobby, but could your love for all ... Read Article

Rider competing in a body protector

New body protector standard hits shelves

Body protectors manufactured to a new safety standard went on sale on 1 October. The 2018 standard comes after recent ... Read Article

Burghley 2018: Behind the scenes

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when at Burghley Horse Trials? H&R’s Staff Writer, Rachel Dyke, reveals what ... Read Article

Burghley 2018: showjumping clear rounds rewards the few who can achieve them

Burghley 2018:   The poles tumbled on the final day at Burghley Horse Trials, but a classy clear round secured ... Read Article

Burghley 2018: two top-ten horses withdrawn before the final trot-up

Yesterday’s cross-country has taken its toll on the competitors who made it over Burghley’s finish line, with several well-placed faces ... Read Article

Burghley 2018: speed proves the formula to cross-country success

While Burghley’s cross-country course can never be described as a walk in the park, this year’s huge fences, tricky lines ... Read Article

Burghley 2018: Kiwis cause a leaderboard shake-up on the second day of dressage    

 It’s well-known that Burghley isn’t a dressage competition, but that hasn’t stopped today’s riders making their mark on the leaderboard. ... Read Article

Burghley 2018: Townend leads from the start in first day of dressage

Day one of dressage at Burghley saw a number of good performances, but one rider quickly stole the limelight. Find ... Read Article

Burghley 2018: fashion, forgetfulness and two horses withdrawn

The Burghley trot-up yesterday afternoon was its usual array of fabulous outfits and horsey high-jinks. Here’s what happened Wednesday’s trot-up ... Read Article

Top tips for enjoying cross-country day at Burghley

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is one of the most popular equestrian fixtures in the country, for good reason ... Read Article

Burghley Horse Trials: exciting new cross-country element revealed

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is perhaps best known for its big, bold cross-country course, but the introduction of ... Read Article

Horses grazing in field

Maximum sentences set to increase

People who commit animal abuse could face up to five years in jail after draft legislation has gained strong support ... Read Article

Burghley Horse Trials

Back to Burghley

One of the jewels in the crown of international eventing, Burghley Horse Trials is back from 29 August to 2 ... Read Article

Brooke, equestrian charity

Brooke selected as World Equestrian Games’ official charity

The international equine charity Brooke has been chosen as the official charity for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North ... Read Article

Claim your FREE £10 NAF voucher with September Horse&Rider!

COVER FREE* NAF VOUCHER CLAIM YOURS NOW* *While stocks last. One per reader. Postage to UK addresses only. Offer ends 30 September ... Read Article

Ben Maher at Longines Global Champions Tour London

Longines Global Champions Tour London

Longines Global Champions Tour London The Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League (GCL) bring together the world’s top ... Read Article

Horse nodding whilst it walks

Horses nod to conserve energy, study finds

Researchers at Humboldt University, Berlin, have found that horses nod while walking to allow them to use energy more efficiently ... Read Article

The countdown begins for the Liverpool International Horse Show 2018

   If you are a fan of top class showjumping, breath-taking dressage and great family entertainment what better way to ... Read Article

Types of horses at a livery yard

Livery yard spotter’s guide

At every yard you visit, you’re likely to spot a familiar cast of equine characters The one who’s growing old ... Read Article

Dressage comments riders receive from judges

Seven positive comments dressage judges make

Comments dressage judges make when things don’t go to plan – and what we think they really mean! The wonderful ... Read Article

The SEIB Sponsored Ride at the 2016 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Enter now to run or ride around Burghley

Entries are now open for the SEIB Burghley sponsored ride, with both runners and riders welcome this year. The event ... Read Article

Four ways to beat the post-Badminton blues

So, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is over for another year. Whether you were among the crowds who descended ... Read Article

Badminton 2018: dreams come true on the final day

It’s been 11 years since a female rider won at Badminton – the last one was Lucinda Fredericks, riding Headley ... Read Article

Badminton 2018: one key contender withdrawn

Following the thrills and spills of the cross-country phase, the final vet inspection proved to be the quiet before the ... Read Article

Badminton 2018: girl power prevails on cross-country day

Badminton’s most famous phase provided a day of high-octane excitement that kept things exciting right until the very end. H&R ... Read Article

Badminton 2018: Oliver Townend almost achieves a dressage best

  Image credit: Kit Houghton / Mitsubishi Motors The second day of dressage at this year’s Badminton Horse Trials caused ... Read Article

Badminton 2018: British rider on top after day one

  The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is nothing if not full of surprises and fierce competiton. Here’s H&R’s roundup ... Read Article

Badminton

Top tips for a great day out at Badminton

Whether you’re an eventing junkie or just fancy a day out surrounded by fellow horse-lovers, Badminton is the place to ... Read Article

Five combinations to keep an eye on at Badminton

Images: Kit Houghton/Mitsubishi Motors As the countdown to this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials ticks into its final days ... Read Article

Get set, event!

Find out more about the Mitsubishi Motors Cup at Badminton and meet two of the riders who have their hopes ... Read Article

Revealed – the Badminton Horse Trials 2018 cross-country course

With the countdown on for one of the biggest events in the equestrian calendar, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, ... Read Article

The World of the Horse Exhibitors – Badminton

The World of the Horse  Exhibitors – Badminton 2018

Allen & Page Ltd 01362 822900 www.allenandpage.com Natural Horse Feeds   Aquamax 01285 323131 www.aquamax.co.uk Aquamax Horse Bedding   ArcEquine ... Read Article

9 life lessons your horse has taught you

Caring for your horse is a voyage of discovery, in more ways than you might expect. Here are some pearls ... Read Article

going to a show

The 10 stages of going to a show

Competing your horse – it seems like a great idea in principle, but the reality is often somewhat different…   ... Read Article

10 household items that always end up at the yard

1. That beach towel you used to love A spare towel at the yard is essential during the wet months ... Read Article

New ambassadors join the Petplan Equine team

Petplan Equine, one of the UK’s leading specialist equine insurance providers, announces three new ambassadors to join the team for ... Read Article

Ride at Badminton!

Photo credit: Adam Fanthorpe Ask any keen event rider what their dream is and they’re sure to reply “to compete ... Read Article

Horse & Country TV has a brand new series this spring – Daisy Dines With!

This great new show sees Daisy Bunn invited into the homes of top riders, where they cook a meal for ... Read Article

7 Signs your horse wears the trousers

7 signs your horse wears the trousers in your relationship

  Your dinner consists of rather suspect offerings from the reduced aisle of the supermarket, yet your horse (otherwise known ... Read Article

Plan a day out to remember at The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show

  This awe-inspiring five-day event takes place in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire from June 13 ... Read Article