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Fine & Country raises money for homeless charity

Polo ponies, players and a record-breaking crowd of spectators recently enjoyed one of the finest sporting and social events in Southam. A staggering 5,500 people poured through the gates of Dallas Burston Polo Club for the ever-popular Fine & Country Gold Cup. The Warwickshire Gold Cup has grown in popularity since it was launched four years ago with…

Helmet Bounty Scheme set to help improve safety

The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) and British Riding Clubs (BRC) have teamed up to extend the initiative known as the BETA Helmet Bounty Scheme, which will see riders who are concussed while competing at the British Riding Clubs NAF Five Star Horse Trials Championships provided with a retail voucher that can be redeemed towards…

Fine & Country to support the British Showjumping National Championships 2017

Grandstand Media Ltd are delighted to announce that renowned country property specialists, Fine & Country, has come on board as supporters of the British Showjumping National Championships this year which takes place at the NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire 8th – 13th August. Regularly featured in Horse & Hound, Fine & Country sell not…

World’s oldest surviving race to begin festival

A maximum allowed field of 15 runners is likely when the 2017 running of the world’s oldest surviving race – the Newmarket Town Plate – kicks off the annual Moët & Chandon July Festival at 12.50pm on Thursday, 13th July at the Adnams July Course in Newmarket. Sponsored by Newmarket based businesses Golding and Powters,…

Rescue horses put best hooves forward at Royal Norfolk Show

Almost 30 rescue horses and ponies competed at the Royal Norfolk Show (29th June) in the second year that the show has run these classes sponsored by World Horse Welfare. Each horse or pony competing had been rehomed from a range of charities including World Horse Welfare, Redwings, the RSPCA and many more with judging…

Jockey vs. Personal Trainer – Who wins?

Newmarket Racecourses and Abbeycroft Leisure are working together to launch a special offer ahead of Gentleman’s Day on Friday, 14th July, the second day of the Moët and Chandon July Festival. Any current members of Abbeycroft Leisure and anyone that signs up to their mailing list before Monday, 10th July, will be entitled to a…

Race day raises thousands for local animal charity

Families, local residents, animal lovers and seasoned race goers joined the Animal Health Trust (AHT) to enjoy a fabulous day’s racing – which rose over £45,000 for the charity. The event helps to fund the AHT’s pioneering work improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injury in horses, dogs and cats – in the…

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…