Lincoln Horse Care launches New Refill

Lincoln Refill Pouches

NEW ECO-FRIENDLY RECYCLABLE REFILL POUCHES LAUNCHED BY LINCOLN Lincoln Horse Care has always had a passion for reducing the use of plastic and utilising recyclablematerials to create a more environmentally friendly way of sharing our award winning andscientifically designed products. Lincoln Horse Care is proud to introduce 100% recyclable refill pouches to a selection of its products,utilising the slogan ‘Reduce, Refill, Reuse, Recycle’ for the campaign. The pouches are resealable should it be desired, but are designed to refill the user’s current tubs, reducing the use of plastics and can…

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FEI Rankings Monthly Update – December 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we take a look at the latest update in Longines Rankings. Longines Rankings: Ben Maher closes the gap with Henrik von Eckermann Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) maintains his position at the top of the Longines Rankings for yet another month (3386 points). However, the gap separating him from second-placed rider, Ben Maher (GBR), has narrowed to just 136 points, the smallest lead for the Swede in recent months. In just one month, Britain’s Ben Maher has reduced the difference with Swedish leader by 258…

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University Students Recognised for Outstanding Work

Darcey and Karl receive student of the year

Two BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health graduates from Duchy College, have been recognised by the British Society of Animal Science Award (BSAS) for their outstanding work and thesis research within their professional field of practice. Darcey Bowser and Karl Schmidtke, who studied at the Stoke Climsland campus, have been ‘highly commended’ for their third-year dissertations, which will be summarised for an online publication in the BSAS ‘fledgling bytes’. Darcey, who also received the ‘Student of the Year’ award at graduation, carried out an Investigation into modern equine management practices and their impact on…

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Zara Tindall joins the RoR

Retraining of Racehorses

Retraining of Racehorses announce Zara Tindall MBE as its new Patron The team behind Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), a leading charity dedicated to the welfare and retraining of retired racehorses, has said they are “delighted to announce Zara Tindall” as its new Patron. Zara, a renowned equestrian and dedicated advocate for equine welfare, brings her passion and expertise to support RoR’s mission to safeguard the well-being of all former racehorses. Zara’s patronage was officially announced at Cheltenham’s November 2023 meeting on Saturday the 18th. As part of the RoR Parade,…

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Horse Insurance: Can you afford not to?

Horse insurance is a hotly debated topic across the equine industry. Many owners talk about the difference in premium costs, but can you really afford not to insure your horse? In this article, the SEIB detail their own findings from most claimed for ailments and include a case study to highlight the importance of insurance for your horse. Data compiled by SEIB Insurance Brokers has pinpointed the most often claimed for ailments among its insured horses. This data also includes the average costs for claims made, highlighting the need for…

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David Simpson denies William Funnell a record fifth Derby

David Simpson won the Al Shira'aa Derby today at Hickstead (c) Elli Birch / Boots and Hooves

Ireland’s David Simpson won the Al Shira’aa Derby for the first time on Sunday 25th June, at Hickstead, denying the four-time winner William Funnell the chance to set a new record. William produced the first clear round of the competition, riding the 13-year-old, Equine America Billy Diamo. His chances of claiming that historic fifth win were then given an even bigger boost when he managed to jump a second clear with new ride Dublon. But 34-year-old David Simpson, drawn 25th to go out of the 27 starters, delivered a third clear…

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Hy Equestrian look for brand ambassadors

Image | Hy Embassadors

Hy Equestrian are expanding their team and are on the search for brand ambassadors to represent them up and down the country. All entrants need to do, is create a short 30 second video briefly telling Hy Equestrian a little bit about themselves and why they should be chosen as a Hy Equestrian brand ambassador. This can be uploaded to the Hy Equestrian website.  There are 2 categories to enter: A Local Brand Ambassador – to be within 50 miles of Hy Equestrian’s HQ in Lincoln and be willing to…

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Livery owner speaks out about Strangles effecting yard

Image | Horses at High Moor Farm Livery Yard

The owner of a livery yard and her clients have spoken about their experience with the devastating equine disease Strangles in the hope they can prevent other people from going through the same ordeal.   In a video released in March by the organisations behind Strangles Awareness Week – which takes place between 1st – 7th May – Lisa, who runs High Moor Farm Livery Yard, and clients Alisha, Lorna, Beth and Kate are encouraging others to do the ‘Temp Check Challenge’.   The Temp Check Challenge is the key feature of the campaign –…

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Brian O’Driscoll, Gareth Barry to Spearhead Youth Training Camps

image | Gareth Barry teaching the younger generation Rugby

Youngsters can learn from their sporting heroes when Rugby Union legend Brian O’Driscoll and former England footballer Gareth Barry lead youth training camps at Quinta do Lago, in Portugal, this April. Imparting knowledge gained across a combined 38 years in their respective sporting fields, O’Driscoll and Barry will team up with experienced coaches to deliver a week to remember at the Algarve resort. WATCH: O’Driscoll, who captained both Ireland and the British & Irish Lions, will return to the resort for another of his popular rugby camps from April 10-14. Aimed at…

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Charity Celebrates Success at Film Awards

SPANA | international animal working day

SPANA’s film, ‘International Working Animal Day 2022’, was produced to highlight the essential role of working animals (including horses, donkeys and camels) in people’s daily lives across the world and the help these animals urgently need.  SPANA (the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) was among the winners at the Charity Film Awards 2023 this week (Tuesday 21 March). For the second year in a row, the global working animal charity was voted by the public to receive a prestigious People’s Choice Award.  SPANA’s award-winning film can be viewed below:…

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Royal Windsor Horse Show announce’s charity for 2023

Image of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Image of the Royal Windsor Horse Show

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HOYS Welcome Driven Heavy Horse Championship

HOYS Welcome Driven Heavy Horse Championship image of heavy horse pulling a trap

HOYS welcome a Championship for Driven Heavy Horses in the Andrews Bowen International Arena for 2023 Heavy horses have been part of Horse of the Year Show’s heritage since its early years, when audiences were presented with a majestic display to music as the heavy horses worked to harrow the main arena. Now in its 74th year, HOYS continues to understand and recognise the significance of supporting the heavy horse as the British heavy breeds continue to feature on the rare and endangered breeds list. This year the show will welcome a…

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Bolesworth Horse Show Announces New Partners

Bolesworth Partners 2023 image of horse and rider showjumping at Bolesworth

Bolesworth has partnered with Helite UK and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) for its 2023 season of equestrian events. When the relaunched Bolesworth International gets underway on Wednesday 14th June, Helite UK will be the Official Equestrian Safety Partner and will work with Bolesworth to raise awareness around the importance of rider safety in Showjumping. To achieve this, they will set out to improve the knowledge and understanding of how airbag safety actually works, and its use in day-day and competitive equestrian life. The partnership will, via a rental…

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Equestrian sport puts Omaha on world stage

McLain Ward (USA) celebrating with his mount HH Azur at the FEI World Cup™ Finals 2017

The FEI World Cup™ Finals first visited Omaha, NE in 2017. But the city’s history in equestrian sport spans years before it. Omaha, the largest city in the midwestern U.S. state of Nebraska, has established itself as a destination to showcase the United States’ niche sports. The city might be most well known as the annual destination for the College World Series in the sport of baseball, but the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials called Omaha home in 2008, 2012 and 2016. It’s equestrian sport that has put the city…

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The Origins of Horse Racing and Betting in the UK

origins of horse racing and betting in the uk

Horse racing is one of Britain’s oldest and second most attended sports after football. Competitions occur at 59 hippodromes in the country, bringing more than four million pounds to the treasury annually. An industry not only rich in history, but fortune too, when we start talking about betting on horse racing it leads us to believe it could be much more risky and complicated than tether gambling at an online casino from your mobile phone, for example. Still, it never loses its popularity or relevance and continues to thrive in…

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Cracking the Code: How to Beat the Bookies at Their Own Game

Sports betting is a popular hobby for many fans, and with the rise of online new betting sites, it has become easier than ever to place a wager on your favorite team or player. However, winning at football betting is not always easy, as the bookies have a lot of knowledge and experience on their side. We know some other types of sites give you a better chance of winning, such as the horse racing betting sites that give you great odds, but winning at football betting is not impossible either. …

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SEIB celebrates turning 60 by giving away top of the range horse trailer

The Cheval Liberté Touring Country horse trailer.

SEIB Insurance Brokers celebrate Diamond Anniversary and giveaway a double horse trailer for good measure! Barry Fehler started his business, SEIB Insurance Brokers Ltd as South Essex Insurance Brokers, in 1963 and the company will celebrate turning 60 years old this year. There is much to celebrate for this award-winning broker entrenched in insuring businesses and individuals across the equestrian, funeral and private-hire sectors. Renowned for ‘putting something back’ into the markets within which they operate, SEIB Insurance Brokers have teamed up with leading trailer manufacturer Cheval Liberté to offer one lucky…

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The Centre Line team up with Bret Willson

The Centre Line is delighted to announce their brand partnership with Bret Willson International. The relationship was formed after Bret and his fiancé, Rosie Moreton-Deakin had been championing the premium products. The Centre Line provides cutting-edge kit to ambitious riders through their online equestrian boutique, making them the perfect fit for Bret and Rosie, who are established dressage riders and trainers. The company puts all their products through vigorous testing and only distributes the high-quality brands they believe in. Based in South-West England with offices in the USA and Europe,…

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Monarch Equestrian launch The Imperial Plus Range

Imperial plus range from Monarch

Leading British equestrian stable manufacturers Monarch Equestrian announced the launch of their prestigious Imperial Plus range of Internal Stables this week. Monarch Equestrian have extensive experience providing internal stabling across the world. They are renowned for their quality, attention to detail, design, and customer service. This new range, Imperial Plus, combines the sleek, smart style of their already incredibly popular Imperial Range but with the added design detail of the dual rail, inspired by their Majestic Range. The dual rail enables owners to include a personalised inscription within the dual…

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Equine Photographer Philip Yale recognised as ‘Master Craftsman’

Philip Yale Equine Photographer

Cheshire-based equine portrait photographer Philip Yale of Philip Yale Photography has achieved the distinction of becoming recognised as a ‘Master Craftsman’ with the Guild of Professional Photographers, the highly regarded national photographic body whose members are committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism for the benefit of their customers. Achieving this with the Guild involves a rigorous assessment process. So much so, fewer than 50 photographers in the Country hold this title!  Guild Directors, Steven and Lesley Thirsk, said: “We are delighted that Philip has achieved this! The Guild has very demanding standards, so this…

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Showing is coming home …

Image of horse and rider celebrating a win to represent the new showing series with the final taking place at London International Horse Show

New showing series with emphasis on inclusivity continues to gather momentum County and Agricultural Show organisers have responded extremely positively to the November 2022 announcement of a new Showing Series with finals at The London International Horse Show. There have been a significant number of organisers requesting permission to run classes from the series at their shows in 2023. Organisers of the Christmas London Show worked with the British Show Pony Society (BSPS), the British Show Horse Association (BSHA) and the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO), to create…

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SPANA launch new organisational strategy

SPANA launch new strategy image of young man and a small horse

Global animal charity SPANA (the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) has launched its new organisational strategy, Transforming the Lives of Working Animals: SPANA Strategy 2023-27. This outlines the charity’s ambitious plans for the next five years and its aim to support the welfare of more working animals than ever before. 100 years on from SPANA’s foundation in 1923, the new strategy sets out how the charity will improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys, camels, mules, elephants and other working animals across the world, at a time when these…

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Charity in ‘disbelief’ after removing tin can from foals hoof

Image of a Tin can stuck to a pony's hoof

Tiny foal, Tintin, is facing a brighter, safer and more comfortable future after his recent rescue and arrival at World Horse Welfare’s Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Norfolk. But what the vet’s found on Tintin’s foot has left everyone at the charity in disbelief, and what makes it even more remarkable, is that he is expected to make a full recovery. Field Officer Becky Bedson visited a field in Essex, after a concerned member of the public reported a foal with a piece of metal wrapped around its leg. Becky…

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Redwing’s oldest pony celebrates her 45th birthday.

Celebrating Willows 45th birthday

Willow, a rescued Welsh pony, has celebrated a birthday milestone at Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s headquarters in Norfolk.   Willow turned 45 on Sunday 22nd January and her carers organised a party to mark the occasion. Colleagues from the care and veterinary teams came together to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and give her a cake, made of horse feed, to enjoy.   Willow was 25 (already classed as a ‘veteran’) when she arrived at Redwings in 2003 with another pony, after they had been rescued as part of an operation carried out by the RSPCA.…

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Scotland’s Hunting with dogs is “unjustified and unnecessary”

Hunting Bill Scotland image of cocker spaniel running in a field

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: “This process has taken over seven years and is both unjustified and unnecessary ”Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: “This process has taken over seven years and is both unjustified and unnecessary.” The Scottish Government’s move to license the use of packs of dogs for fox control in Scotland has been branded ‘unjustified and unnecessary’ by the Scottish Countryside Alliance. The Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill, passed by MSPs today, will mean that farmers and wildlife managers who use more than two dogs to find and…

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