Does equine lameness need to be redefined?

15th August 2017

Professor van Weeren, commenting in the current issue of the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ), suggests that equine lameness needs to be redefined to reflect new digital assessment techniques that use preset parameters to detect gait asymmetries – which is available to read online. The traditional method for detecting equine lameness is subjective, using expert visual evaluation of gait to…

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Grandstand Media Ltd. takes new direction

10th August 2017

Grandstand Media Ltd has announced the appointment of Emma Wardell as its new Event Director. Emma will assume all responsibility and management to deliver the two prestigious annual equestrian events; Horse of the Year Show and the British Showjumping National Championships & Stoneleigh Horse Show. Emma Wardell, formerly the Equestrian Showing Manager for Grandstand Media…

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Trilanco expands sales team

9th August 2017

Trilanco Ltd has appointed two new area managers to support the trade sales of Harry Hall International’s brands across the UK. Angela Pearson joins Trilanco from Harry Hall where she worked for 16-years in a variety of roles including area sales manager. Angela, who will cover the North of England and Scotland, commented, “I’m really…

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Ekkia on the catwalk for fifth time

9th August 2017

French equestrian wholesaler and manufacturer Ekkia is bringing its stylish clothing and fashionable designs to BETA International 2018, where it will continue as sponsor of the Fashion Show for a fifth year. This popular feature, famed for its striking choreography and foot-tapping soundtracks, will be named after the company’s Equi-Thème brand. Eye-catching digital images provide…

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Henson Franklyn to sponsor trade fair exhibitor bags

8th August 2017

BETA International will welcome design-and-build specialist Henson Franklyn back as sponsor of the show’s exhibitor bags for a second year running. The bags, which are handed out to exhibiting companies on arrival, will be branded with the company’s striking logo and are packed with a range of trade fair essentials, including the show’s 2018 catalogue.…

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Equetech celebrates with a smile

7th August 2017

Equetech marked its 25-year business milestone with a special shoot bringing together the team, their horses and hounds. The shoot took weeks of planning as Liz Hayman, MD and owner of the brand explains: “Co-coordinating everyone’s diaries as well as getting the horses and dogs to the location was a logistic nightmare but despite the…

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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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