Sunday, October 21, 2018



Vets applaud new method for equine performance assessment

A new method for equine performance assessment has been tested on vets. Conducted by Dr Sue Dyson, Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, the study assessed how accurately vets may be able to use an ethogram1, developed by Dr. Dyson, to assess pain in ridden horses. The participating vets...

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Barbados in historical first ever eventing medal win

History was made as Barbados riders won the Caribbean's first ever eventing medal.  The trio of riders - Zoe Archer, Monique Archer and Laura Smith took team bronze at the Colombian based "Central American and Caribbean Games" (CAC) between the 19th and 22nd of July 2018. Having competed in their first trials 10 months ago and with extensive travel between...

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Lee Pearson named in GB Para-dressage squad

(Hartpury Festival of Dressage in 2016) Lee Pearson is an eleven-time Paralympic gold medallist and has been named in Great Britain's Para-dressage squad for the World Equestrian Games. Lee, 44, has won an impressive collection of 37 medals during his illustrious 19-year career.  he took a small break from the sport in 2017 but is now back. Joining Pearson in the...

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Camphire International Horse Trials see world class line up

Some of the world’s top riders have been confirmed for next week’s Sema Lease Camphire International Horse Trials and Country Fair which run from this Friday 27th to Sunday, 29th July, on the picturesque setting of Camphire Estate on the banks of the Blackwater in lovely West Waterford. This year’s winner of the prestigious Badminton International Jonelle Price of New...

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Is this the BEST mum ever? A unicorn for your birthday!

OK, we have all wished for a Unicorn but this is the stuff dreams are made of – your very own unicorn! Some say they are mythical animals and don't actually exist while others say they are back and are being hired out for birthday parties and weddings. OK, so they're not actually the "real thing" but they are as...

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MIM clips in action – German Equestrian Federation release video

The German Equestrian Federation have released what they say is a very important video showing the dramatic moment that a table fitted with MIM clips collapsed,  allowing the horse and rider to hit it but escape harm or serious injury. In the video below (please be patient), there is an obvious misjudgement on their take-off point leading the horse to take...

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Sheikh Mohamed gives President Xi Arabian champion horse

When it comes to gifts, there are not many that will contend with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan's gift to President Xi of China.  The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, gifted the horse to the Chinese President Xi Jinping on Jinping's recent trip to the Abu Dhabi Presidential...

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Girl trampled at horse show donates winnings to air ambulance

A brave young girl has donated winnings to the air ambulance after suffering a leg and head injury where the SCAA was in attendance to offer assistance. Charlotte Stork, 11, who starts at Webster’s High School after the summer, had finished competing on her pony Robin at the show on Saturday when another horse backed on to her. Charlotte was...

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100,000+ expected at Dublin Horse Show

Numbers are expected to be over the 100,000 mark at next month’s Dublin Horse Show at the RDS, the organisers have predicted. Over 1,600 horses will take centre stage in the show’s various events, including the Nations Cup (officially named the "Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™"), while the Horse Show itself is this year officially branded as the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show....

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