Henry Wag extends range beyond dogs

15th December 2018

Over the last two years, Britain’s Henry Wag has been rapidly expanding its range of products focused on dogs for the UK and overseas markets. But at BETA International in January Henry Wag will launch its first product specifically designed for horses – its microfibre Equine Noodle Glove Towel. As a lifestyle brand, Henry Wag…

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Better – not more education

14th December 2018

The annual International Eventing Forum has become an essential date in the calendar for riders of all levels of skill and ambition, and 2019 looks set to be no different. Taking place on Monday 4 February at Hartpury Equine, this year the theme is ‘Better – Not More Education’ and aims to address the view…

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£3,000 raised during annual Bonfire celebration

13th December 2018

Bonfire Night is a yearly event held at Dallas Burston Polo Club in Southam, and this year’s proceedings saw a record breaking 7000+ attendees enjoying the festivities, with over £3,000 raised for The Shakespeare’s Hospice. The Shakespeare Hospice supports young people and adults in the community with a life limiting illness, providing the care and…

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Huntingdon Racecourse commits to accessibility

12th December 2018

Huntingdon Racecourse has become one of the first sporting venues in Britain to give disabled people and carers a Detailed Accessibility Guide on its facilities via AccessAble, the UK’s leading provider of access information. The initiative follows extensive site visits to all 15 of the Jockey Club’s racecourses and its historic Jockey Club Rooms in…

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Thousands raised at Hickstead’s Showtime Ball

11th December 2018

More than £7,000 was raised at Hickstead’s annual Showtime Ball, with all profits from the night going towards improving the showing facilities at the showground. Around 150 guests from the showing community attended the glittering black tie event, which takes place in the Members’ Restaurant overlooking the famous International Arena. The Ball has been held…

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Positive response to saddle fitting course down under

10th December 2018

The first saddle fitting course run by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) in the southern hemisphere attracted 23 delegates from both New Zealand and Australia. The two-day Introduction to the Principles of Saddle Fitting Course – devised by BETA and the UK’s Society of Master Saddlers – took place at Ambury Park Centre for…

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Equestrians to be recognised as vulnerable road users in NDORS

6th December 2018

The British Horse Society (BHS) and UK Road Offender Education (UKROEd) are thrilled to reveal that equines and equestrians will now be identified as vulnerable road users in National Driver Offender Retraining Schemes (NDORS). The announcement follows a year-long collaborative effort between the two groups to ensure the safety needs of equestrians are highlighted within…

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Magnesium may not consistently influence reaction speed after all

5th December 2018

Although the calming properties of magnesium have been well documented anecdotally, the latest science suggests it may not reliably slow reaction speed responses after all. Evolutionarily the horse is a prey animal and as such is a creature of flight. Today when the flight reaction is felt to be excessive some owners opt to use…

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Survey finds improved communication of scientific evidence is needed

4th December 2018

In a recent survey of UK horse owners, carers and yard managers, supported by SPILLERS in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), three quarters of respondents said they believe that scientific research has positive impact on horse welfare, yet most find the science difficult to understand and act upon. The online survey was conducted by…

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AMTRA and AHDA announce 2019 roadshow dates

3rd December 2018

AMTRA SQPs have the perfect opportunity to top up their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points next summer, as AMTRA and AHDA announce the dates for the 2019 CPD roadshow. Taking place from May until the end of June 2019, the CPD roadshow will take in 12 venues throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. “We…

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