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A true happy ending for rescued pony

Rescued pony Oakley, who was so weak he collapsed upon arrival at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, has made a miraculous recovery to become the latest resident to benefit from the charity’s rehoming programme. Seven-year-old 13hh Cob cross Oakley was given a very warm welcome when he arrived at his new loving home with Guardian Laura Elsegood,…

East Anglia puts on a strong show at HOYS

While we may be sad about saying goodbye to the prestigious Horse of the Year Show for another year, we can now celebrate the many achievements of the riders, owners and breeders of our region – and they truly are impressive! Kicking off the flurry of excitement for East Anglia saw a win for Suffolk showjumper Chloe…

A chance to go behind the scenes of the bloodstock industry

The Gold Season of thoroughbred racing in Newmarket means the busiest time of year for the world’s oldest bloodstock auctioneers, Tattersalls. Ever fancied going behind the scenes and gaining an exclusive insight into this notoriously secretive industry? Ever wanted to get right to the root of the UK’s second biggest spectator sport? Discover Newmarket is…

Could you give a home to a lonely pony looking for love?

Each year, World Horse Welfare finds new homes for around 300 horses and ponies around the UK and this Rehome a Horse Month the charity is highlighting eight ponies who have been particularly unsuccessful in their search for a new best friend or family. Bailey, Beau, Bren, Griff, Marge, Quaver, Roxy and Ted are just a selection of over…

Storms may cause surge of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy – top tips from BEVA

With the last big spike in cases of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy occurring after major storms in 2014, The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is urging horse owners to take precautions to keep their horses safe in the aftermath of Storm Aileen or potentially the tail end of transatlantic hurricanes. Sycamore seeds appear in the autumn….

Remember to tackle worms this autumn!

Global animal health company Zoetis is reminding horse owners to make sure they take control of tapeworm this autumn, to help keep their horses healthy and performing at their best. Tapeworm infection has been reported in up to 69% of horses in the UK,  and while all horses are at risk, youngsters are the most vulnerable. …

Experience a family day out at Horse of the Year Show

Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 4th – 8th October, Horse of the Year Show is the perfect family day out for all ages offering everything from top-class competition and adrenaline thrilled displays to the interactive HOYS Live Zone and the Meet the Horses Area where spectators have the chance to learn more about the…

Redwings Horse Sanctuary hears the pitter-patter of tiny hooves

Redwings reflects on a bumper summer of births of adorable foals to rescued horses brought into the safety of the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary’s vets and horse care teams are hailing a “summer baby boom” after helping six newborn foals take their first teetering steps into the world, as well as caring for an irresistibly cute…

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Dogs tackle Britain’s toughest equestrian challenge

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (31st August – 3rd September) takes places later this week, when some of the world’s finest horse and rider combinations arrive at the sprawling parkland of the Burghley Estate in Stamford, Lincolnshire. While more used to welcoming equine athletes, this year a team of top agility dogs (and Jack Russell…

Team Gold and Individual Bronze for GB’s eventers

The final day of the eventing European Championships saw Great Britain crowned European team gold medallists. As the team gold was confirmed for Rosalind Canter, Tina Cook, Oliver Townend and Nicola Wilson, there was further delight for Nicola who also took an individual bronze with Bulana. With two fences in hand heading into the final…