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Sell your second hand equestrian gear simply

Equestrians often collect a vast array of items during their time as a horse owner, and until recently there has been a limit to the online marketplace offerings that provide a safe and secure way of parting with horsey gear. However, a brand new website has just launched to provide a solution…   TackMeUp.co.uk is…

Final call for hero pet nominations for charity medal

There are only two weeks left to nominate your hero pets for the Blue Cross Medal 2018. Animal lovers are being encouraged to nominate inspirational pets who could be the next medal-winner before nominations close on 4 February. In previous years the award has been aimed at working pets including guide and police dogs, therapy…

Redwings remembers momentous Amersham rescue

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is looking forward to a special year of commemoration when it marks the 10-year anniversary of one of the most notorious rescues in the charity’s history. On 9th January 2008, a team of 32 Redwings’ staff responded to an urgent call for help from the RSPCA to assist with the rescue of…

Equestrian Safety Day returns

March 24th, 2018 heralds the return of National Equestrian Safety Day, a safety awareness day aimed specifically at the equestrian community. The day has been created by the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund – a registered charity dedicated to helping those injured through riding, handling or working with horses. Now, for the second year running and…

Another Successful Parade For All The Queen’s Horses

The weather was kind, the crowds welcoming and for those equestrians who participated in the London New Year’s Day Parade under the hugely popular ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ section, it was certainly another fantastic event to remember by all who took part in this annual event. Eleven months of planning by the riders, helpers and…

Rescued hinny given second chance at life

A rescued hinny with severe and distressing behavioural problems is now enjoying a second chance at Redwings Horse Sanctuary this Christmas after the charity went the extra mile to save his life. Riley’s extreme aggression and anxiety towards humans and other horses at the Sanctuary meant he was unsafe to be around – but his…

A Royal welcome awaits local charity at their new home

Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal welcomes Woodbridge and District Group Riding for the Disabled to their new home in Clopton. Over a year’s worth of hard work, a huge fundraising effort and generosity beyond measure will be celebrated today, and Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, president of Riding for the Disabled will formally open…

Do you know the dangers of encysted small redworm?

Zoetis UK unveiled an important new video to help horse owners understand why encysted small redworm are a serious health risk to horses. The company is encouraging all horse owners to speak to their vet or suitably qualified person (SQP) now to make sure they understand the risk this winter. The new animated video, launched…

Allister Hood is the first recipient of the Roger Stack Award

Top show producer Allister Hood has been selected as the first recipient of the Roger Stack Award, given to the person who has produced the outstanding showing performance of the year at Hickstead. Norfolk-based Hood was given the award after winning the British Horse Society Supreme Horse title at this year’s Longines Royal International Horse…

Horse owners urge others to plan for equine end of life

Results of ground-breaking study into owner attitudes show over 70% of owners who have no previous equine end of life experience have no plan in place. “You need to think about it. I know it’s very hard to do it but it is better to have thought it through.  You’ve got to do it.” A…