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AHT needs help to lighten the load for horses

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is asking owners to volunteer their horses to help in their latest ground-breaking study, which aims to help develop guidelines for appropriate rider weight for horses. There is an apparent growing problem of riders who are oversized for their horses. It has become a hot topic within the industry and…

Suffolk school pupils dive in

Suffolk primary school pupils took part in a master class with 2012 Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, to make waves ahead of the Great East Swim. The pupils, from Ipswich High School and Holbrook Primary School, took part in the Great East Swim Schools Challenge in Woolverstone on June 16th to compete on who could swim…

Jimmy Doherty to attend this year’s Royal Norfolk Show

Showgoers will be delighted to hear that Jimmy Doherty, will be attending this year’s Royal Norfolk Show in his capacity as President of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, on Wednesday 28th June. Undoubtedly one of the UK’s favourite farmers, the television presenter is a champion of agriculture, the countryside, local produce and rare livestock breeds…

A real chance to go to HOYS

There is still time to bid for a Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) place in the SEIB Search for a Star (SFAS) series. Spaces are available at the Bury Farm Equestrian Centre qualifier near Buckingham on 16 July and the final one at Vale View EC in Leicestershire on 6 August. The new SFAS…

Girls, Guns And The Countryside With National Ladies Shooting Day

The world’s largest ladies-only national shooting day set for another spectacular annual event. Following in the footsteps of last year’s oversubscribed event, Saturday 10th June is set to bring this year’s National Ladies Shooting Day (#NLSD2017) to shooting grounds right across the UK.  Marking the third annual event, the day is a landmark celebration of women…

Experience summer at its best at the Moët and Chandon July Festival 2017

It really is summer at its best at Newmarket Racecourses over the three days of the Moët and Chandon July Festival which takes place from Thursday, 13th to Saturday, 15th July. Racegoers are not only treated to world-class racing but also a fabulous summer party atmosphere, fun and engaging additional on course entertainment and an…

Nick Skelton CBE honoured with Award

The showjumper, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to equestrianism, and was presented with his award by Her Majesty The Queen in the Castle Arena at Royal Windsor Horse Show. Nick made history at the Rio 2016 Olympics, by winning Great Britain’s first ever Individual Gold showjumping medal. Four years earlier, at London 2012, Nick…