Help British native breeds become model horses

Somewhat outrageously, model horses of popular British native breeds such as Welsh Cobs and Exmoor ponies have not been available to buy.  You can help them become a reality by supporting a new campaign led by model horse emporium Utterly Horses. Becky Benfield, who founded Utterly Horses aged 16, has designed a new range of model horses that […]

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Horse kit junkie: The ultimate winter essentials

Derby House HQ would like to introduce another new blogger, amateur dressage rider and self-confessed horse kit junkie Debbie Summerfield. Debbie has ridden to PSG level and has a line-up of successful pupils. She’s passionate about equestrian kit and gadgets so we asked her to divulge her winter essentials. 1. My Musto Suffolk long riding coat. Total protection from cold, […]

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Rescue Horse of the Week: Find Chocolate Egg a home

Chocolate Egg,  a pretty 14.2hh Haflinger, is Derby House’s inaugural Rescue Horse of the Week.  The six-year-old mare enjoys hacking out and cantering around the school where she’ll even jump a small fence. Rescued by Redwings Horse Sanctuary a few months ago having been found in appalling conditions with 100 other horses on a farm in Buckinghamshire, […]

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Ex-serviceman undergoes ‘horse therapy’

This is an amazing story for Friday! A Gulf War veteran from Coldstream who lived as a recluse for 15 years after developing severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has rebuilt his life after undergoing “horse therapy”. The treatment, which has been developed by the charity Dare to Live, uses horses to help servicemen overcome feelings of anxiety and anger […]

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Vittoria Panizzon: 10 things I can’t live without

In a new series, we’re asking the top names in equestrianism to reveal their most treasured pieces of equestrian kit. Our inaugural guest blogger is talented event rider Vittoria Panizzon who represented Italy at the 2012 London Olympics riding Borough Pennyz. She lives in the Cotswolds and runs a busy yard with 16 horses. Read […]

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Pony dies from sycamore seed poisoning – PLEASE SHARE

A much-loved pony is one of five horses to have died of sycamore seed poisoning in the Henley area this autumn. Painted Paula, a skewbald mare who won the dressage competition at her local Pony Club Camp this summer, fell ill at a show at Addington, Bucks last Wednesday. She died of heart failure two days later after […]

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10 best rugs for winter… by Tack Room Mouse

Welcome to the new Derby House blog! I’m the Tack Room Mouse and I’ve been entrusted to run the DH Blog, mainly because I know       everything there is to know about equestrian kit but also because the rest of the gang here at Derby House HQ are just too busy sending out orders. Seriously, how […]

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