The Jockey Club appoints new Chairmen

4th August 2017

The Jockey Club has appointed new Chairmen for Newmarket Racecourses, Jockey Club Estates and The National Stud, with each taking effect from January 1, 2018. William Wyatt succeeds Julian Richmond-Watson as Chairman of Newmarket Racecourses. Wyatt is Chief Executive of Caledonia Investments plc. and a trustee of The Rank Foundation charity. He and his wider…

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Nominees announced for spoga horse awards 2017

3rd August 2017

45 entries, 31 participating companies, 22 nominees: These are the promising signs for the spoga horse award 2017. The award is part of the tradition at the autumn event, which will unite the international equestrian sport industry from 3 to 5 September. All products, sales concepts and business strategies for sustainable development will namely be…

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Willberry in the spotlight at Olympia

2nd August 2017

Olympia, The London International Horse Show, has revealed Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony as the event’s official charity for 2017. Founded by the late Hannah Francis, the charity aims to support vital research into osteosarcoma, together with granting Willberry’s Wishes to seriously ill people by enriching their lives through equestrian experiences. Hannah was so touched by…

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Animal Health Trust helps to solve mystery epidemic that crossed species in Iceland

1st August 2017

Leading scientific research charity, the Animal Health Trust (AHT), in partnership with UK and Icelandic research and veterinary institutions, identifies the cause of an epidemic of respiratory disease which infected not only Iceland’s native horse population, but also dogs, cats and humans. Iceland suffered a nationwide epidemic of a mysterious respiratory disease in 2010. Affecting…

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Vets asked to break law and risk UK equine disease status

31st July 2017

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is outraged that its members are being regularly asked to break the law by inseminating imported equine semen that doesn’t have an accompanying health certificate. Such practice not only jeopardises the current high health status of the UK horse population but also risks the professional status of the vets…

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Martin Collins to provide perfect footing

28th July 2017

Martin Collins has been awarded the contract to provide the surface for the Longines Global Champions Tour 2017, London Chelsea. The event will take place at the prestigious Royal Hospital Chelsea in the heart of London, marking the return of the Tour to the United Kingdom. The high calibre event will feature the sport’s Olympic and…

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SSG Gloves to support Pony Club team jumping

27th July 2017

SSG Gloves has announced its continued sponsorship of The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Pony Club Team Jumping Competition, which takes place on the Thursday 31st of August (the start of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials), for another three years. The winning Pony Club Team in the SSG Pony Club Team Jumping competition are…

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Organisations praise SPILLERS for loyalty and support

26th July 2017

Two leading equestrian organisations have praised SPILLERS for its continued loyalty and support. British Dressage (BD) and the British Grooms Association (BGA) have been sponsored by SPILLERS for the past 17 and ten years respectively and SPILLERS has just renewed its commitment to both bodies. SPILLERS began its sponsorship of British Dressage back in 2000, initially supporting the Elementary…

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Belvoir Rug Company reveals exclusive distribution deal

24th July 2017

The Belvoir Rug Company has announced that from August 1st 2017, its product range of Honsies and Show Hoods will be exclusively distributed to retailers by Battles throughout the UK and Ireland. In addition to this, the range of Belvoir Rug Company Nylon Lycra full dog covers will also be distributed by Battles too. Designed and produced…

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Sarfraz puts pedal power into The Jo Cox Way

20th July 2017

Sarfraz Mian, chief executive officer of bit specialist Neue Schule, is the man behind The Jo Cox Way – an annual cycle ride in memory of the Labour MP. He organised last year’s inaugural event and is again leading the group of cyclists setting off from Jo’s West Yorkshire constituency as they embark on a…

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