Clarke and Pulman celebrates Tech Stirrups collaboration

19th June 2019

Established in 2016, Clarke and Pulman Equestrian Distribution began as the Official UK and Ireland distributor for the Italian riding boot company De Niro Boot co. After having a life-long love of horses, this family business was excited with the opportunity to take on such an established equestrian brand within the UK. With an experienced team behind them, the business has…

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Bliss Bedding supplies Championships

19th June 2019

Bliss Bedding has been announced as the Official Bedding Supplier once again for the British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show 2019.   Mandy Deville from Bliss Bedding explained, “The Championships are a target for most British Showjumping members to aim for and there is always a lovely friendly atmosphere. After attending the event…

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Helping hand for mature students

19th June 2019

Mature students are being offered a helping hand to return to study with a £1,000 bursary from Scotland’s Rural College. The Change Your Path Bursary is available to students aged 25 and over to help towards the costs of studying on an HNC, HND or degree course. Up to 20 bursaries will be offered to…

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FirstVet comes to the UK

12th June 2019

Launching in the UK, following creation and widespread adoption in Sweden, FirstVet (firstvet.com/uk) is an animal clinic for the digital generation: providing pet-owners with video consultations (via smartphone, tablet, or computer) with local, qualified veterinarians, on-demand. Following its Scandinavian launch in 2016, FirstVet will provide British pet owners with fast and affordable access to consultations…

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Survey results positive for gut supplements

10th June 2019

A recent Coopers Gut survey has revealed 66 percent of UK horse owners include a hindgut supplement in their horse’s diet, to help improve digestive health. Horse owners using gut supplements also said their horse appears happier, less stressed and more settled, while also producing more solid droppings and suffering less from colic. Respondents of…

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New advice on planning and equine development published

7th June 2019

The CLA (Country Land and Business Association), which represents more than 30,000 rural landowners across England and Wales, has published new expert guidance on planning law in relation to the keeping of horses and ponies. Available to members to download from its website, the CLA Guidance Note will assist all horse owners, whether their focus…

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Paws for thought

6th June 2019

Swedencare UK Ltd, the distributor of the oral hygiene supplement ProDen PlaqueOff, has donated products to its local RSPCA shelter. As part of its charity outreach programme, ProDen PlaqueOff has donated 150 bags of ProDen PlaqueOff Dental Bites to the shelter. The RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield and district branch is run entirely on donations, so every bit…

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Well known agent passes away

5th June 2019

Well known agent in the country leisure sector, John Self passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, after a short spell in hospital. John was very highly regarded in the industry and was very popular, especially around the East Anglia region. Over the years John became great friends with many of his customers and he…

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Nominations open for NEF Sir Colin Spedding Award

5th June 2019

Nominations are now being invited for the NEF Sir Colin Spedding Award 2020; if you know an exceptional but as yet unrecognised individual or organisation within the equine sector now is the time to give them the chance to shine. Since it was introduced the Sir Colin Spedding Award has become one of the most…

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Horseware founder makes his mark on endurance

5th June 2019

Tom MacGuinness, the 67-year-old founder of Horseware Ireland, has won his first FEI CEI-3* 160km contest, with his 11-year-old chestnut gelding Horseware Sasha D’Aillais. The pair completed the 25th anniversary Endurance GB FEI King’s Forest Ride route at just over 18km/hr. Tom, who also plays polo in his spare time, said, “As Sasha is trained…

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