Behind the scenes at an equine therapy centre

For many parents of children with special or different needs, the thought of letting them near a large animal such as a horse may be an alarming one. However, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) are increasingly gaining recognition as a powerful tool. For the advocates and practitioners of EAP, the biggest […]

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New HOYS class for ridden heavy horses holds the first qualifier in March

A class for ridden heavy horses will be held at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) for the first time. The inaugural qualifier will be held at the Shire Horse Society’s National Show, which this year moves to the Staffordshire Showground (March 18-20). “This championship will give heavy horse riders the opportunity to showcase our […]

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Showing supremo Jayne Ross recovers from a fall

A relieved Jayne Ross was recovering at home yesterday (Monday, February 22) after scans at Bedford Hospital revealed nothing more serious than severe bruising. The showing producer, who won her latest Horse of the Year Show supreme title with Broadshard Simplicity last October, suffered a crashing fall at the Valentine Show at Keysoe last Friday […]

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Top eventing champions hail the launch of the Event Rider Masters

Former Olympic champion Mark Todd has led the acclaim for a new eventing competition that could take the sport to a new level. The Event Rider Masters, which has a guaranteed £350,000 prize fund, will link CIC*** events at Chatsworth, Bramham, Barbury, Gatcombe, Blair Castle and Blenheim. Hailed by organisers as “representing a new dawn […]

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Billy Twomey and Sue Davies retire Tinka’s Serenade

Tinka’s Serenade, the brilliant showjumping mare ridden by Irish star Billy Twomey and owned by Sue Davies, has been retired at the age of 19. Billy hailed the horse as “unbelievable” following a success-laden career that was highlighted by a stunning victory at the 2011 Rolex Top 10 final in Paris, while multiple five-star grand […]

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Alan Lee remembered at Aintree

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to be at the unveiling of the Crabbie’s Grand National Weights Luncheon, held on the 35th floor of London’s “Cheesegrater” building. It was a spectacular affair, attended by anyone who’s anyone in National Hunt racing with the pleasant addition of live singing from super soprano Laura Wright, and […]

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