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Delayed Death Still Major UK Horse Welfare Concern
DELAYED euthanasia and lack of biosecurity remain the biggest welfare concerns affecting UK horses, according to experts. Researchers from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies asked vets, charities including World Horse Welfare and the Briti
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‘Competition Sharpens You Up’
IT’S good to be back competing, even if – at my first event back at Aston-le-Walls – four quite well-known riders came up to me, one by one, and said, “We thought you’d retired!” It might have been because I hadn’t been at Barbury, my local event, th
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Maher For Gold
“IT’S hard to look past the obvious individuals for the podium – European champion Martin Fuchs and Clooney 51 for Switzerland, Great Britain’s Ben Maher with Explosion W and the reigning world champion Simone Blum and DSP Alice, representing Germany
Horse & Hound2 min de lecture
‘Anyone Would Love To Ride Ultima’
Northcote Stud, Lancs THIS venue was one of the first to run affiliated shows after the relaxation of lockdown, and competitors were almost spoiled for choice recently, with two shows in the space of four days, both with classes up to 1.40m. Preston
Horse & Hound1 min de lecture
“Three Horses I Remember”
“SEA IMAGE, who was an absolute legend. “He wasn’t much good, but he tried his heart out every time. You could never get to the bottom of him. “I rode Looks Like Trouble [pictured] one morning just before he won the 2000 Cheltenham Gold Cup. He was a
Horse & Hound1 min de lecture
Horses In The News
Laura Collett’s eventer has had his first run since sustaining a leg injury at Badminton 2019. They scored 26.9 in dressage, rolled a pole showjumping and went clear cross-country in the AI at Bicton. The John Gosden-trained six-year-old won a recor
Horse & Hound3 min de lecture
‘Don’t Become Reliant On The Whip’
A VERY good American friend suggested that I address the value of a properly used whip in this day and age, when some feel we can’t even carry one round the edge of an arena as it’s considered ugly for the public. Firstly, a whip is not for keeping t
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3 Wishes For Tokyo
1 A celebration of the new format: one of the greatest fears ahead of this Olympics is whether the new format with all three scores counting (no fourth rider or drop score) still produces the “right” winner. Horses can have off days, mistakes are mad
Horse & Hound1 min de lecture
A Family Job
JAMES SHORE runs Shore Horses with his father, former British championship team rider Keith Shore, at home in Cheshire. At Dean Valley Farm, Cheshire, James won with the eight-year-old Manzano De Rigo, a son of Inschallah De Muze who has just moved u
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Jim McGrath (TV pundit with Francome on Channel 4 Racing)
“EVERYBODY knows about his brilliance in the saddle, but John has many other qualities. One of the lots at a charity auction was a round of golf with John, and it was bought by a lady from Fakenham. “On the appointed day John drove all the way there
Horse & Hound2 min de lecture
‘Perfect Storm’ As Lorry Breakdowns On The Up
THE current situation is a “perfect storm” for horsebox owners, according to one recovery provider, as huge numbers of lorries have been breaking down. As competition has restarted after lockdown, PRP Rescue Services managing director Jon Phillips to
Horse & Hound6 min de lecture
Polly Coles
DESPITE her amateur status, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone in the showing world who hasn’t heard of Polly Coles. The 26-year-old from West Yorkshire has cemented her name over the past eight years with her host of classy show horses and imp
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The Olympics In Adversity
THE Tokyo Olympics, pushed back a year by Covid-19, is the first to be postponed in the history of the modern Games, but several other Olympics have been affected by wider world events. Forty years ago, some 50 nations followed the US lead to boycott
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Arresting Performance From Zarina
Dorset Showground THE decision to run two days of competition up to 1.40m paid off for the organisers here, with many new names making a first trip to the Gillingham venue. Having their first outing for more than a year, local rider Charlotte Lee a
Horse & Hound2 min de lecture
Red Tape And Risk-free Rallies
USUALLY at this time of year, we would be getting ready for Pony Club camp. My feelings about this annual jamboree haven’t changed since childhood. The thought of it is horrendous, the camp itself is quite fun and everything is worthwhile for the ela
Horse & Hound1 min de lecture
In Brief
THE Donkey Sanctuary has launched a fund to help owners of working donkeys and mules in Africa, Asia and the Americas during the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund will help the most vulnerable owners as well as protecting the welfare of donkeys and mules.
Horse & Hound2 min de lecture
Jamie Moore
What’s the best or last book you’ve read? It was probably back when I was at school and being forced to read a book! Although I did enjoy the children’s series ofThe Famous Fivebooks when I was younger. These days, I stick to reading Horse & Houndan
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• An Illustrated History of Equestrian Sports, by Marie de Pellegars-Malhortie and Benoît Capdebarthes • The Austerity Olympics, by Janie Hampton • An Affair to Remember: the 1980 Olympic Games – Three Perspectives, online at • FEI h
Horse & Hound1 min de lecture
This Week In Numbers
1 & 2 Charlene Bastone’s placings in the main class at the Sussex BS show 1 WIN EACH FOR SISTERS CHRISTINA AND ZARA RAWDING AT BURY FARM 5 wins for Emma-Jo Slater at Bury Farm 723 starters over two days at the Amanda Millward pony championships at
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Pressure On MPs Over Welfare Laws
CALLS have been made for England to follow Scotland’s lead in increasing the maximum sentence for animal abusers. The Scottish legislation, granted royal assent on 21 July, increases the maximum jail term from 12 months to five years. “The focus now
Horse & Hound1 min de lectureFood & Wine
What Is The Best Dish You Cook?
I’m not the best cook, but I do a mean omelette – though I’ll call it something posh like a Spanish tortilla to make it sound more sophisticated. I raid the fridge for any sort of filling and it goes down well with the kids. ■
Horse & Hound1 min de lecture
Terrorism At The Games
• At the 1972 Olympics, eight Palestinian terrorists broke into the Olympic Village on 5 September, killing two Israeli athletes and taking nine others hostage (pictured, right). In a battle at Munich airport that evening, all the hostages, five terr
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‘I Was Offered A Quad Bike Or A Pony’
South View, Cheshire LIAM FITZGERALD and Cowboy took first and second places in 1.30m open classes on their debut at the venue. “I’m hoping it won’t be long until we’re back jumping grands prix,” said Liam of the 13-year-old. “He’s the ultimate hig
Horse & Hound4 min de lecture
Calls For Review Of ‘Unfit For Purpose’ FEI Blood Rules
NEW calls have been made for a review of the blood rules in showjumping over concerns they are not “fit for purpose”. The topic is under the spotlight again after Irish Olympian Billy Twomey lost his appeal against the FEI’s decision to eliminate him
Horse & Hound1 min de lecture
All about Jamie
Jamie is a National Hunt jockey and son of trainer Gary Moore. He enjoyed success with the former top chaser Sire De Grugy, including the 2014 Queen Mother Champion Chase and two Tingle Creek Chases in 2013 and 2015. Jamie also won the 2015 Welsh Gra
Horse & Hound4 min de lecture
King’s Sweetheart Grows Up
Bicton Arena (2), Devon MARY KING scored a local win when she captured open intermediate (OI) section Q with King Robert II. “I haven’t won at Bicton for years,” confessed the Sidmouth rider, who led the dressage on 24.8. “The ground was good, so I
Horse & Hound2 min de lecture
Out From Under Cover
BSPS Area 6 working hunter show, Dallas Burton Polo Club, Warks AFTER winning at the Royal International (RIHS) last year in her novice season, a scopey mare ensured she started her 2020 open campaign at the top of the tree. Imogen Rodger, 17, rode
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People In The News
Royal Ascot-winning jockey Hollie Doyle has become a retained rider for Epsom Derby-winning owner Imad Al Sagar. Hollie said she was “delighted” to be teaming up with Imad. German dressage world gold medallist Isabell Werth won three grands prix and
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Give Us The Lowdown On Your Current Top Horse
Goshen (pictured) – he’s a four-year-old son of Authorized and has been a consistent hurdler for our yard. We had a frustrating fall at Cheltenham in March when 10 lengths in the lead, so if I can stay on his back he is a very exciting horse. He’s a
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“I Feel I Pitched It Right”
COURSE-DESIGNER Helen West was satisfied she had designed her intermediate cross-country course (above, being tackled by Tom McEwen and Braveheart B), which boasted half a dozen new fences and a revamped route, at the right level considering horses a
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