Nearly two horses killed each week on UK roads

27th March 2019

Alarming new statistics have revealed nearly two horses a week are being killed on UK roads, with over 845 incidents involving horses and drivers reported to The British Horse Society last year. The British Horse Society (BHS) collates statistics each year to understand the rate of incidents involving horses and riders on UK roads. In…

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Exercise is beneficial for dieting horses confirms new study

26th March 2019

Next time your customers decide not to ride because they don’t have much time, tell them to think again. New research has shown that even 25 minutes of light exercise may benefit a horse’s health, even if it doesn’t result in additional weight loss. The study Influence of dietary restriction and low-intensity exercise on weight…

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Bicton Arena signs lucrative deal

25th March 2019

Bicton Arena has signed a major new sponsorship deal with WH Bond, its most significant yet under the tenure of the venue’s manager Helen West. Based in south-east Cornwall, the family-owned company has several divisions timber sales, plant hire, machinery sales, earthmoving and most recently tractor and equipment and  hire. The company operates throughout the south…

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Special commendation for Gordon Wesley

22nd March 2019

Gordon Wesley, an all round champion of the equestrian cause, was announced as the winner of the Sir Colin Spedding Award at the National Equine Forum (NEF). This special commendation was given in recognition of his longstanding dedication to many aspects of the equine sector, both home and abroad. Gordon Wesley developed his passion for…

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Strategy agreed to tackle the threat of infectious diseases

21st March 2019

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has been working closely with veterinary experts and leaders in the equine industry to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases across UK horses – including the establishment of a COBRA-style Emergency Response Group. The recent outbreak of equine influenza has demonstrated not only the important role that vaccinations can…

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R-SQP celebrations at Trilanco

20th March 2019

Two members of Trilanco’s sales team have achieved the R-SQP qualification. Gemma McDermott and Sophie Cook, Customer Service and Sales Co-ordinators at the equine, pet and agricultural products wholesaler, can now advise on medicines for farm animals, equine and companion animals. Martin Balmer, Managing Director at Trilanco, said: “Congratulations to Gemma and Sophie on their exam…

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Retailer supports Tim Stockdale Foundation

19th March 2019

In memory of the British show jumping star Tim Stockdale, R&R Country raised £846 with its latest competition, and every penny will be donated to the Tim Stockdale Foundation. Back in November 2018, R&R Country launched a competition to name its new wooden feature horse. The name ‘Stockdale’ was chosen, in tribute to the late…

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Horse First Official Stockist Programme goes live

15th March 2019

Live since the start of March, the Horse First Official Stockist Programme offers participants full sales support direct from the Horse First Team, with the aim of promoting sales for stockists across all media platforms to build stronger relationships for the long term benefit of all parties. The programme will provide full in-store training support,…

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Equi Life chooses Trilanco

14th March 2019

Equi Life has chosen Trilanco to be its exclusive wholesale distributor. Martin Balmer, Managing Director at Trilanco, said, “We’ve worked with Equi Life for many years and it’s fantastic news they’ve now chosen to work exclusively with us. We’ll be working closely with Equi Life to ensure continuous supply of their popular and effective products…

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BETA Safety Week is back

13th March 2019

BETA Safety Week is back for 2019 as the trade association and its members join forces to promote the importance of correctly fitted, fastened and up-to-standard safety gear and equipment. All BETA retail members have been invited to participate in this awareness-raising campaign, which will run from 27 April to 5 May. Those who have…

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