The British Horse Society recognises Vice-Patron

14th May 2017

The Queen is now joined by HRH The Princess Royal as Vice-Patron of The British Horse Society; HM The Queen has been Patron since 1952. Like Her Majesty The Queen, The Princess Royal has a keen interest in horses and the equestrian world. Last year, The Princess Royal received the BHS’ Queen Award for Equestrianism,…

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Racesafe support British Eventing

13th May 2017

Racesafe will again join British Eventing as the title sponsor for the British Junior Eventing Team, Junior Programme and the British National Junior CCIJ1* Championships for 2017. With the continued support of Racesafe, the British Eventing Junior Programme aims to identify talented Junior riders, and their horses, that may have the potential for international recognition…

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Take part and win in the spoga horse awards

12th May 2017

Up until 10 July 2017, exhibitors attending spoga horse autumn 2017 can apply for the spoga horse awards – in the three named categories: Innovations, Sales Concepts and Sustainability/CSR. In addition, the jury has the ability award a special prize. The spoga award is conferred by Koelnmesse in cooperation with the media partner equitrends during…

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Return sponsor for HOYS

11th May 2017

Niagara Equissage are once again sponsoring the Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year at Horse of the Year Show. This year the class has moved to the Wednesday of the show, with the winner eligible to contest the overall Ruckleigh School Supreme Pony of the Year that takes place in the Andrews Bowen International Arena…

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Vets are vital for animal health and welfare post-Brexit

10th May 2017

In order to achieve the UK Government’s post-Brexit vision for high animal welfare and food safety standards, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched a report setting out its key recommendations for the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. BVA’s ‘Brexit and the veterinary profession’ report, which has been developed through extensive consultation with BVA members, devolved branches,…

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Izzy Taylor joins Stierna Equestrian Sportswear

9th May 2017

Stierna Equestrian Sportswear, the Swedish equestrian sportswear brand founded in 2015, is now sponsoring international event rider Izzy Taylor. Izzy and Team Taylor will be wearing Stierna Equestrian Sportswear throughout the forthcoming eventing season. Izzy said, “Team Taylor has been seeking an equestrian clothing brand who is as serious about the athletic demands of eventing…

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Review of Saddle Fitting Training to maintain exacting standards

8th May 2017

In a bid to constantly review and improve saddle fitting standards in the industry, the Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) recently undertook a review of its current training methods. The SMS is mindful that traditional methods need to be questioned and in some cases updated in order to optimise the welfare of the horse and…

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Holly Drummond joins Westgate EFI

7th May 2017

Equestrian distributor Westgate EFI has appointed Holly Drummond as Area Sales Manager for Scotland. She will be a familiar face to many of her customers having previously spent time working as merchandiser for the Likit and Stud Muffins brands. Holly grew up around horses and has a BSc Honours Degree in Applied Animal Science. In…

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AHT study helps owners recognise pain

6th May 2017

Experts at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equine Clinic have developed an ethogram for professionals and owners to help them identify signs of pain from a horse’s facial expressions when being ridden. Dr Sue Dyson, Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the AHT, and her team developed the catalogue of facial expressions including the ears, eyes,…

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spoga horse spring 2017 – Top Quality Trading

17th March 2017

Three busy days of trading saw 3,700 visitors from over 50 countries travel to Koelnmesse for spoga horse spring. Sharing knowledge and trends for the upcoming season, spoga successfully lived up to its reputation as one of the world’s best international trade fairs. With around half of the visitors travelling from outside of Germany, there…

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