Posted on May 22nd, 2018

Suffolk Show-bound

Equestrian and lifestyle estate agents, ECR Properties are looking forward to exhibiting at the Suffolk Show held at Trinity Park, Ipswich on 30th31st May.

Company owner and equestrian enthusiast Emily Cooper-Reade said, “We are very pleased to be sponsoring the Suffolk Show for the fifth year in succession and we are looking forward to two action-packed days in the main equestrian ring, The ECR Properties Trinity Ring”.

Visitors to the Suffolk Show are encouraged to visit the ECR Properties stand.

Photo: Emily Cooper-Reade presenting an award at the Suffolk Show 2017.

 


Posted on May 12th, 2018

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Posted on May 10th, 2018

FEI Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International

This year’s Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International, incorporating the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, runs from 24th – 27th May. As usual it is set to welcome riders from across the globe; 19 nations will be represented, from Finland and Sweden to Russia, Japan and Hong Kong. Entries for the headline ‘CICO three-star’ class, which incorporates the only British leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, are full and five teams look set to challenge the winner of the previous three years, Germany.

World class athletes will be heading to Norfolk with the goal of winning this class, and ones to watch would have to be Laura Collett and Tina Cook. Laura has three entries including her uber-talented Mr Bass who along with Tina’s Billy The Red and Calvino II were due to contest Badminton before the spring’s bad weather and a nasty fall for Tina put paid to those plans. Crowd favourites Pippa Funnell, Ben Hobday and Nicola Wilson are also in the line-up. International medal winners include Australia’s Andrew Hoy, New Zealand’s Caroline Powell, Germany’s Dirk Schrade and twice World Champion Kiwi, Blyth Tait.

Aside from the ‘big’ class and fresh from finishing third at Badminton, British team gold medallist Rosalind Canter is bringing one of her youngsters, while Piggy French has two horses entered and Gemma Tattersall, fourth at Badminton behind Ros, has a ride in every class.

Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International also plays host to the NAF British Eventing Under 21 Championships. Reigning Junior European Champion Bubby Upton will have three shots at this title, including with her medal winning partner Eros DHI. This partnership is very much on song, having won a two-star class at Belton International last month. Last year’s winner Felicity Collins returns, as does 2017 runner up Sam Ecroyd.

Running alongside the International event, there are also showjumping, combined training, dressage, arena eventing and pony club classes, as well as the ever popular Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse qualifiers.

For those less horse-orientated there will be ‘have a go’ dog agility hosted by EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices), Musketeer’s charity for this year, children’s entertainment, over 70 tradestands, food outlets, and a licenced bar.

One option worth considering is camping on site. Evening entertainment is laid on – from the Friday night Pub Quiz to the Saturday night disco, so there is plenty to do. This is a truly unique opportunity as camping is not allowed at Houghton Hall at any other time of the year and camping packages can cover anything from one night to the whole event.

Tickets can be bought in advance via the website, and on the Gate, which opens at 8.30am every day. For more information on any aspect of this year’s FEI Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials, visit http://www.musketeer.co.uk


Posted on May 8th, 2018

ITV 2 LOVE ISLAND STAR TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE AT RESCUE DONKEY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

On Sunday 13th May, Redwings Horse Sanctuary will be welcoming Love Island’s Jonny Mitchell to join in the festivities at Del Boy the donkey’s birthday party at their Ada Cole Visitor Centre in Nazeing, near Harlow.

As part of the charity’s popular sponsorship scheme, Redwings Horse Sanctuary throws each of its “Adoption Star” donkeys and horses a special party to celebrate their birthdays. Visitors, supporters, adopters and, in this case, celebrities are invited to meet the Adoption Star, join in the celebrations and learn more about Redwings’ valuable work in rescuing and caring for horses and donkeys.

Wheeling and dealing donkey Del Boy will be celebrating his sweet 16th birthday alongside partner in crime Rodney and as special guest ITV 2 Love Island contestant Jonny Mitchell.

Commenting on Jonny’s appearance, Redwings’ Head of Fundraising Alison Lanchester said: “Jonny approached Redwings looking to lend a helping hand to a charity based in his home county, and we’re delighted he’ll be supporting our team at Del Boy’s birthday party.

“Our Adoption Star birthday parties are one of the highlights of the Redwings events calendar with plenty of fun to be had by all so we can’t wait to see as many supporters as possible come along on Sunday 13th May to meet not one but two stars!”

Del Boy’s birthday party will kick off at 11.30am, with the highlight of the party – his parade and presentation of his special birthday cake topped with carrots instead of candles – taking place at 1pm. Entry to the visitor centre is completely free of charge.


Posted on May 1st, 2018

ROSETTES UP FOR GRABS AT THE REDWINGS SHOW!

Final preparations are underway for Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s annual horse show on Sunday 13th May at Topthorn Equestrian Centre near Stowmarket, Suffolk.

The Redwings Show has a varied schedule of over 40 classes, including In-hand and Ridden showing classes, Working Hunter, Veteran, Heavy Horse and Donkey Breed Society affiliated Donkey classes.

There is also a Novice Ring offering classes for horses and riders who are new to showing and looking to get some practice in at a fun and friendly show, as well as “Just for Fun” classes for those looking to have a fun day out with their four-legged friend!

The ever-popular Rescue classes will also return for 2018 and are open to any horse or pony rehomed from a registered charity. This year, the money raised from the entry fees to the Rescue classes will go towards Redwings’ Amersham 10 appeal as part of the charity’s year-long commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the rescue of over 100 horses and donkeys from atrocious conditions at Spindle Farm in Amersham.

Redwings Show organiser, Jude Palmer, said: “With just under two weeks until the show we are really excited and looking forward to welcoming competitors old and new.

“As the showing season gets underway, the Redwings Show is the perfect opportunity to get some practice in, with a warm and welcoming environment and plenty of rosettes up for grabs! Not forgetting £100 of vouchers kindly donated by horse feed specialists Spillers for the winner of the Best Condition Championship.

“While we will welcome entries on the day, the closing date for pre-entries is the 7th May and we’re urging competitors to get their entry forms in early so they don’t miss out on all of the fun!”

The full schedule and entry forms are available on Redwings’ website www.redwings.org.uk. Alternatively, contact the show organiser Jude Palmer by emailing jpalmer@redwings.co.uk or calling 01508 481032.


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