Posted on September 6th, 2016

Racesafe eventing squad announced to represent GB in the FEI Junior European Championships

British Eventing are delighted to announce the horses and riders selected for the Racesafe sponsored Junior squad who will represent Great Britain at the upcoming FEI Junior European Championships, taking place 22 -25 September 2016 in Montelibretti, Italy.

The team achieved bronze at Bialy Bor, Poland, in 2015 and will be hoping to better their result in 2016..

The squad includes from our region:
Richard Coney, 17 from Lincolnshire, and his own eight year old Irish gelding Kananaskis
Bubby Upton, 17 from Suffolk, with Eros DHI, a seven year old Dutch gelding owned by Mrs Rachel Upton

Posted on September 5th, 2016

A winter wardrobe with WOW!

OCT16 Equetech Cable Knit Headband in Frost Blue

Designer and MD of equestrian fashion clothing brand Equetech, Liz Hayman gives her top tips for dressing for warmth and style this winter – check out of October edition for advice.

Posted on September 5th, 2016

Ride Like: Francis Whittington

SEP16 RIdeLike Francis portrait

In the last of a series of three articles in which Francis Whittington shares his world-class expertise in cross country schooling, Francis discusses how to introduce a young horse to Banks and Steps within our October edition.


Posted on September 5th, 2016

Nutrition: for Veterans

OCT16 Veterans

“Older horses gain or lose weight; They need a specialist diet; You will need to modify its feeding regime as activity declines; Its feed will need to change as teeth will increasingly become a problem” –  This need not necessarily be the case explains Dr Tom Shurlock of British Horse Feeds. See our October edition for the full report.



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Posted on August 25th, 2016

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Posted on August 2nd, 2016

How will ‘Brexit’ affect the equine industry?

With the recent political turbulence that has rocked the UK, all manner of industries are speculating on the effects of the unstable landscape following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. While there are still years to go until the process is actually underway, the equine industry should take note of the result. Anna Goodley, equine insurance expert at Lycetts, has plenty of advice…

The current picture
The United Kingdom is a world leader in equestrian sport, with an industry that is worth around £7 billion to our economy. The industry also employs around 200,000 people in full-time roles around the country, specifically in rural areas. Leaving the European Union should not greatly affect the UK’s position as an equestrian sport leader – but there are a number of factors that need to be considered.

The pound’s value
The falling value of the pound may actually benefit the equine industry – as it will encourage international trade for British horses. The thoroughbred sector may see a rise in exportation, particularly to America, driven by the value of the pound against the dollar.

Freedom of movement changes
Despite the fearmongering, EU citizens residing in the UK will not be asked to leave if we leave the EU. Racing has a fairly high population of workers from outside the UK, with a large section of these workers from outside the EU itself. One factor that may see some change will be the practice of UK nationals heading abroad to further their experience and training. With the legislative change promised by Brexit, workers may need to apply for a working permit to perform placements in Europe. The change may also alter the border control practices that govern equine transport, meaning there may be a slowing down or speeding up in the process by which a horse is moved for import/export or competitions.

Future of exports
The UK has an industry-leading status as a producer of equestrian products. While the changes in value to the pound may increase demand for products, the longer term prospects that will be on offer for foreign markets to take advantage of will not become clear for several years. The trade deals that are rumoured to be offered to Britain, coupled with the country’s strong status as an leader in the equestrian sector, are signs of a strong future.

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Posted on July 27th, 2016

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