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Inspiring Equine Showcase launches £2million investment

Writtle University College unveiled its fantastic new equine facilities and resources at an Equine Showcase packed full of inspiring interactive workshops. The event – on Wednesday 14 March – gave around 300 visitors a taster of the range of exciting equine work at Writtle, and the dynamic equine community on campus. Following a £2 million…

Saving the Suffolk at Stallion AI Services

Stallion AI Services are proud to be playing a vital part in the survival of the oldest and one of most iconic of the British heavyweight horse breeds, by currently standing three Suffolk stallions for semen collection and freezing. On the RBST “critical” list of endangered breeds, the Suffolk horse could become extinct within the…

A foal in the family

Many owners will dream of breeding their next horse from their much-loved mare; it seems a simple solution! Choose a stallion that will produce the finest foal and hey presto! However, as those who have bred a foal in the past know only too well, there is so much more to it. Here we take…

A foal in the family

Many owners will dream of breeding their next horse from their much-loved mare; it seems a simple solution! Choose a stallion that will produce the finest foal and hey presto! However, as those who have bred a foal in the past know only too well, there is so much more to it. Here we take…

Coat care and grooming

As the horse’s largest organ, the skin is a great indicator for overall health, and maintaining a good grooming regime will ensure your horse looks its best, no matter the weather. Made up of two layers (the epidermis and the dermis), the skin provides a protective barrier to wind, rain and dirt, helps to regulate…

Coat care and grooming

As the horse’s largest organ, the skin is a great indicator for overall health, and maintaining a good grooming regime will ensure your horse looks its best, no matter the weather. Made up of two layers (the epidermis and the dermis), the skin provides a protective barrier to wind, rain and dirt, helps to regulate…

Trot Off On Holiday

With help from Natalie Garner of Far and Ride Ltd, we find out all you need to know for your next equestrian vacation. Going on a riding holiday can be the ultimate adventure. Exploring a new country on horseback can give you the freedom to see places otherwise off limits, giving you unforgettable experiences. As…

Copyright Confusion: Staying Within The Law

Whether you are soaring over a huge fence or trotting down the centre line, coming home from an event with quality photographs is a great way to remember the day. However, riders are at risk of loosing this privileged as breaches of photo copyright are taking their toll. After a long day competing, plenty of…

Boosting Local Business

Horse owners are spoilt for choice in East Anglia, with the rural counties of our region producing a bounty of high quality products for us to enjoy. In addition, the plentiful tack shops offer knowledge and assistance in getting exactly the right item for you or your horse.  The equestrian market is unique in many…

Equestrianism in the 21st Century

Nearly everyone today has a smart phone, compare that to five years ago and the change is radical. With everyone within reach of the newest and smartest gadget, we increasingly turn to technology to make our daily lives easier, and this is no different in the equestrian world.  To outsiders the equestrian world appears to…