Posted on May 7th, 2015

Suffolk Showjumper Nick Benterman Wins the CSI 2* Chepstow International Big Tour Grand Prix

Nick Benterman from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk with his consistent 11 year-old bay gelding Zorland D Volo were victorious in the CSI 2* Chepstow International Big Tour Grand Prix hosted at Wales and West on Sunday 3rd May.

“He’s part of the family and the nicest person,” said Nick, on his Dutch-bred gelding, “He deserved this win.  Now we hope to move up in the sport.”

Course-builder Alan Wade achieved six clears from fifty-five entries – and a further seven jumped clear but incurred a solitary time fault.

“The course was difficult, but Alan did a good job, no-one had a disaster and it needed a careful horse to jump clear,” said Nick. 

MAY15 Nick Benterman Zorland


Posted on May 5th, 2015

Securing Off-road Riding

JUN15 EBA piece

Let’s be honest – how many of us think that the local bridleways group is there to carry out clearance work or act as a referee when someone puts a locked gate across a track you’ve ridden for years. In reality, these volunteer bodies do much more for horse riders and carriage drivers than most of us realise and, if ever there was a time to support their work, it is now. Founded more than 35 years ago, Essex Bridleways Association is one of the longest running equestrian access groups in the country. In our June issue EBA Chair, Julia Wilson, explains why access for riders is such a big issue and what can be done to secure off-road riding for horse owners.


Posted on May 5th, 2015

UK’s First Collaborative Foot Care Campaign Launched Recently

JUN15 Keep One Step Ahead

The launch of the UK’s first campaign to bring together the farrier and vet to work as a team to help horse owners keep their horses’ sound was launched at World Horse Welfare’s Norfolk-based Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre recently.

The collaborative campaign, ‘Keep one step ahead’, has been developed by members of the independent veterinary group, XLEquine, who have worked closely with World Horse Welfare to deliver the initiative. Read the full report in the June edition.


Posted on May 5th, 2015

Legs Eleven!

JUN15 Right Breeches

With the sheer range of breeches available on the market, choosing the right pair to suit your shape and figure is a challenge for most people. Fortunately help is at hand with equestrian stylist Alison Nye-Warden MD of premium online retailer Dressage Deluxe.

“Breeches are probably one of the biggest areas of contention amongst riders with comfort and fit being key factors, but also riders wanting to look and feel good in them in and out of the saddle. So check out the June issue for my top tips for choosing the right styles”

 


Posted on May 5th, 2015

Stand Up For Horse Health and Take Simple Survey

Leading equestrian organisations are appealing to all horse owners and keepers in the UK to stand up for horse health between 18 – 25 May 2015 and participate in the National Equine health Survey (NEHS). It’s a short, sharp snapshot survey of general horse health that is already helping to make an important difference to the future health and welfare of horses and ponies.

The National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) is run annually by leading charity Blue Cross, in partnership with the British Equine Veterinary Association and with the support of many of the country’s leading equestrian charities and organisations. It’s the only project of its kind enabling horse owners to give anonymous feedback about the health of their horses, ponies and donkeys so that the most common diseases and problems be identified, prioritised and addressed.

NEHS is a charitable initiative that has now been running for five years. Its value has attracted support from SPILLERS and Zoetis, which has helped it to continue to grow and deliver results. Participation increased threefold last year, with data collected from over 11,002 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in the UK, showing the nation’s enthusiasm to help improve horse health.

The results are helping to steer awareness, education and research, establishing benchmarks for equine health and disease in the UK and defining priorities for future research, training and education. Equine and veterinary colleges and universities also use the data as primary source material.

Gemma Taylor, Education Officer at Blue Cross said: “We are renowned as a nation of horse lovers so sparing five minutes of your time is surely not too much to ask? Each and every one of you who completes the survey will be helping to secure a healthier future for our precious horses and ponies so please help us and sign up now.”

Visit www.bluecross.org.uk/NEHS now or email NEHS@bluecross.org.uk to register.


Posted on May 1st, 2015

Babour Outfit


Posted on May 1st, 2015

Hickstead Derby Tickets


Posted on May 1st, 2015

Bolesworth International Tickets


Posted on May 1st, 2015

Absorbine


Posted on May 1st, 2015

Shadowhorse