Morris Animal Foundation accepting new proposals for equine behaviour studies

Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for pilot studies

Morris Animal Foundation accepting new proposals for equine behaviour studies Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for pilot studies focused on equine behavior, relating to health and welfare. Proposals should generate data to prove the viability of a novel approach or idea and may involve domesticated or wild horses. Dr. Wendy Koch, a veterinarian who has supported the Foundation for 30 years, is providing funding for awarded grants. She began a career in animal welfare with the federal government in 1990 and became board-certified in that field in 2016. Dr. Koch has…

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Peter Moloney takes top two placings at Hickstead  

Peter Moloney -Peter Moloney wins the Al Shira'aa RIHS Seven Year Old Final (c) Boots and Hooves Photography

Peter Moloney takes top two placings at Hickstead   Peter Moloney’s tactics paid off in today’s (July 22, 2021) Al Shira’aa RIHS Seven Year Old Championship, when he took both first and second place. First to go in the jump-off, Peter set a decent time of 42.33sec on first ride Cabo Verde II to put a bit of pressure on his rivals. Former Hickstead Derby winner Trevor Breen and Olympic event rider Pippa Funnell followed, with both riders managing to shave around a second off the winning time but having…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage Preview

Celebrating Germany’s 13th Olympic Dressage team gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: (L to R) Isabell Werth, Dorothee Schneider, Sönke Rothenberger and Kristina Bröring-Sprehe. (FEI/Richard Juilliart)

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage Preview Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage is ready to take place between the 24 and 25 July 2021. Here’s what to expect from the equestrian dressage competition in Tokyo. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dressage Teams In this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games, there are 60 horse/athlete combinations taking part in the dressage discipline. There will be 30 countries represented on the Olympic stage. 15 teams will take part in the team competition and 15 countries will be represented by individual athletes. Team Germany are defending team champions and are…

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A Summer in the Saddle for Children with Disabilities

activity for disabled children

A Summer in the Saddle for Children with Disabilities A holiday activity can sometimes inspire a lifelong hobby and with many families choosing a staycation over a trip abroad this year, now could be the ideal time to have a go at something new. Finding an activity for disabled children and adults can sometimes be more of a challenge, with fewer options available. Horse riding is a great holiday activity and there are several Accessibility Mark accredited centres close to UK holiday hotspots. Accessibility Mark status is awarded to a…

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Tickets now on sale for the second Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL of Valkenswaard in 2021!

Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL of Valkenswaard

Tickets now on sale for the second Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL of Valkenswaard in 2021! This 10th leg in the 2021 LGCT and GCL calendar is sure to see incredible sporting action, with Dutch and international riders alike set to treat the crowds to stunning performances with their best horses. On August 20 – 22, the stunning state-of-the-art Tops International Arena in Valkenswaard will once again host top-level sport at the Longines Global Champions Tour. Tickets for the thrilling weekend are now on sale as the LGCT and…

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The Top Horse Activities Beyond Riding

The Top Horse Activities Beyond Riding Is your perfect day a long trail ride through the woods with your best friend? Or maybe practicing unique dressage patterns? If so, you will love these exercises and activities you can do with your horse when not on its back. It’s time to take the weight off and have a good time. Read on for inspiration! Relax With Your Horse In the midst of training and riding, how often do you take it easy and do nothing together? It is relaxing for both…

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