War Horse and More Heads to Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

- Dressage - CCI3* - The Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials - 8th September 2016

War Horse is coming to the SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials War Horse, the smash-hit play that became a blockbuster movie, is coming to the SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (13th-17th September). “Joey”, the extraordinarily realistic hero of War Horse, will be the highlight of the Oxfordshire horse trials’ Attractions Arena programme on the Saturday of the event…

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HOYS Wild Card Qualifier Final – British Showjumping National Championships

Class 8C British Showjumping National Champion 2017 Annabel Shields with Wet Wet Wet

Horse of the Year Show International Wild Card Qualifier Inc the British Showjumping Business Partnership International Stairway Final HOYS Wild Card Qualifier results – After an incredible array of talent over the six days of the British Showjumping National Championships, it came down to the nail-biting final leg of the HOYS International Wild Card Series which incorporated the British Showjumping…

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Pammy Hutton to feature in “Rudall Rides With…”

Horse & Country TV viewers’ favourite Pammy Hutton to feature in new episode of “Rudall Rides With…” Pammy Hutton is the latest equestrian superstar to hack out with presenter Jenny Rudall in the channel’s new series of intimate interviews, “Rudall Rides With…”.  The international dressage rider and trainer featured in H&C’s Blue Chip All Star Academy series, and was a…

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The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre Open Day a Huge Success

The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre Open Day a Huge Success The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre Open Day was a huge success with a fantastic turnout, including founder Carrie Humble MBE, as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations. The centre is the biggest in Britain dedicated to the retraining and rehoming of retired racehorses to give them happy and useful lives…

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Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Available via Live-Stream

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials 2015 CIC3* winner Jonelle Price. Image credit Adam Fanthorpe/Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Available via Live-Stream Nothing beats watching top-class action in person and, with so much more than sport on offer as well, Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (8th-11th September) is a fantastic day out. The majority of the world’s best riders will be in action over the four days and it is an event not to…

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Great British Mare and Foal Show – The Elite of the Elite Go Forward

Great British Mare and Foal Show Woodlander Wild Child, the highest-scoring dressage foal to date. Image credit Kevin Sparrow

Great British Mare and Foal Show – The Elite of the Elite Go Forward  Supreme Futurity dressage and show-jumping foal and mare championship at the Great British Mare and Foal Show Foals that scored a higher first or elite Futurity premium in the dressage or show-jumping sections at the 2016 Baileys Horse Feeds / British Breeding / British Equestrian Federation…

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Lifetime Ban for Owner Who Kept Horses in Dank Shipping Containers

Lifetime Ban for Owner Who Kept Horses in Dank Shipping Containers Derbyshire man and mother plead guilty to animal welfare offences A Derbyshire man has been given a lifetime ban from keeping equines after he left five ponies confined in damp, dark shipping containers with little or no access to fresh air, turnout or food. Anthony Melland (DOB 01/12/1970), of…

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Comeback king Skelton scoops Britain’s first Olympic individual Jumping gold

Nick Skelton made Olympic history when becoming the first ever British rider to win individual Jumping gold at Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro today. (Dirk Caremans/FEI)

Comeback king Skelton scoops Britain’s first Olympic individual Jumping gold By Louise Parkes Skelton to date; he broke his neck in a fall 16 years ago, he has a replacement hip, he’s 58 years old, competing at his seventh Olympic Games and he was riding a horse that has been struggling with injury for over two years, but Nick Skelton…

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Thieves Steal Equestrian Charity Collection Box

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Thieves Steal Equestrian Charity Collection Box Bransby Horses Overwhelmed by Support Following Break In Equine rescue and welfare charity, Bransby Horses, was left devastated when thieves broke in to their Lincoln Visitor Centre stealing a collection box containing money to help horses that have suffered cruelty or neglect. The incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday 17th August…

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Ludger Beerbaum announces retirement from German team

Jumping superstar, Ludger Beerbaum, announced his retirement from the German national team today. (Richard Juillart/FEI)

Ludger Beerbaum announces retirement from German team End of an era as Olympic champion Ludger Beerbaum announces retirement from German team By Louise Parkes “A legend in his own lifetime, a complete horseman and a man who is deeply involved in the development of the sport.” That was the description of Olympian Ludger Beerbaum given by FEI Jumping Director, John…

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AHT Call to Horse Owners – Act Now to Help Prevent Disease Outbreak

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VETERINARY CHARITY’S NEW STUDY AIMS TO MINIMISE THE GLOBAL THREAT OF EQUINE DISEASE AHT Call to Horse Owners – Act Now to Help Prevent Disease Outbreak Infectious diseases, and their spread worldwide, are not only a human concern, but are a threat to our equines too. Last year the Animal Health Trust (AHT), reported 22 outbreaks of equine influenza and…

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Two show jumpers through to Individual Final for Great Britain

Ben Maher (GBR) & Tic Tac - Jumping – Team Round 2 (Team Final & Individual 3rd Qualifier) – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 17 August 2016. Image credit © BEF / Jon Stroud Media

Two show jumpers through to Individual Final for Great Britain Great Britain’s Nick Skelton and Ben Maher have successfully qualified for Friday’s Individual Jumping Final after producing some skilful riding earlier today at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro, Rio. Coming forward to complete his round, seven-time Team GB Olympian Nick Skelton with Beverley Widdowson’s Big Star, produced a lovely…

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Watch BEF Futurity via Livestream for FREE

BEF Futurity - Filly goal Florouche JT attained an elite premium in 2015. Credit Kevin Sparrow

BEF FUTURITY TO BE AVAILABLE BY LIVESTREAM The 2016 Baileys Horse Feeds/British Breeding/BEF Futurity Evaluations will be available to view live for the first time, thanks to livestreaming of the series by Equestrianpro.tv.   The service will allow a much wider audience including connections and potential owners and riders to view our talented young sport horses presented at an early age.…

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New HBLB disease control App now available for Android

New HBLB disease control App now available for Android

New HBLB disease control App now available for Android HBLB disease control App EquiBioSafe, the free App launched by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) last month, is now available for Android http://bit.ly/2bjdL7Q. EquiBioSafe covers all the key elements of contagious disease prevention and control and is an indispensable download for the owners and keepers of any kind of horse…

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Join Fight and Help Stop Live Long-distance Transport of to Slaughter

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Join Fight and Help Stop Live Long-distance Transport of to Slaughter Long distance slaughter rules to change  as UK Government Urged to Join Fight and Help Stop Live Long-distance Transport of Horses Across Europe to Slaughter Charity calling for UK to join other countries in calling for changes to European animal transport law Leading international charity, World Horse Welfare, is…

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Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro Take Gold for GB

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro secured their second successive individual Olympic Dressage title when winning the Freestyle today. (Dirk Caremans/FEI)

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro Take Gold for GB by Louise Parkes Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin (31) and the fabulous 14-year-old gelding, Valegro, were in a class of their own when posting an Olympic Dressage record score of 93.857 in the Grand Prix Freestyle to claim their second successive individual title today. The double-gold medallist at London 2012 is the first…

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Rio Dressage 2016 Olympic Games Day 3

Team Germany took its 13th Olympic Dressage team gold today at Deodoro Olympic Park. L to R - Isabell Werth, Dorothee Schneider, Sönke Rothenberger and Kristina Bröring-Sprehe. (Richard Juillart/FEI)

Rio Dressage 2016 Olympic Games Day 3 – Germany takes Olympic Dressage team gold once again By Louise Parkes Rio Dressage Day 3 – Germany clinched team Dressage gold  at the Olympic Equestrian Park in Deodoro yesterday. Germany has now won eight of the last nine Olympic team Dressage contests – with only Great Britain spoiling the party on home soil…

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Olympic Showjumping Horse Inspection welcomes jumping to Rio

Olympic Showjumping - Image credit Mike Bain

Olympic Showjumping Horse Inspection welcomes jumping to Rio Olympic Showjumping gets underway – Earlier this morning the jumping Horse Inspection took place up in the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro. The horse inspection precedes the first round of the competition, which gets underway on Sunday (14 August), with the first Individual Qualifying round. The British team of Ben Maher (Tic…

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Oliver Fletcher clinches the Pony Silver League 148cm Final – British Showjumping Championships

Class 58 (Oliver Fletcher riding The Bobster, winners of the 148cm Silver League Final)

Oliver Fletcher clinches the Pony Silver League 148cm Final British Showjumping Championships, day 2 Oliver Fletcher from Farringdon, Oxfordshire was the first winner of the day in the British Showjumping Pony Silver League 148cm & Under Final. At just 13 years old Oliver jumped a show stopping round aboard his dad Graham Fletcher’s eight year old bay gelding, The Bobster.…

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