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Talking Point
RIDERS heaped praise on course-designer Ben Townley, whose tracks over all three days proved “spot on”. “I think he’s a huge asset to the UK. He has a brain and you can see that in his course building,” reflected William Funnell. “He thinks so much a
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“One For The Bigger Sport”
DANIELLE RYDER has a strong track record in four-year-old championships, winning titles in recent years with Escape Z (now ridden at 1.60m by Harrie Smolders), Skylandria Z and, last year, Lapromesse. This year she has brought out the 17.1hh stallion
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“He Walks Like John Wayne”
“LOOKING at him, you wouldn’t think he’d ever event,” admitted Philippa Cross of the ex-point-to-pointer The Pipers Son II (Tom), who scored his first win in the BE90open at the Childéric Saddles Little Downham (1) at the age of 19. “I call him the o
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From The Eye Of The Judges
“HE galloped the full length of the grandstand, his rider doffing his hat to the crowd, one hand on the rein and completely in control” Joanna MacInnes, judge of the 2011 Great Yorkshire Supreme “THIS was the strongest cob class I’ve judged. If it ha
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A Hickstead Family Reunion
AN Exmoor carried the rare breeds flag in style when heading his second Royal International (RIHS) 122cm worker class in a week, going one better here to take the title ahead of some stellar names. Producer Debbie Barker-Runiewicz and Moonpenny Delph
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Are We Taking A New Direction? @pipparoomeorkyle HELEN WEST and her team did a good job at Bicton; the facilities were great, and it was lovely to have spectators. There seemed to be a big crowd - certainly when we’ve been used to no one for the past year
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And Finally… A Real-life Thelwell Star
COULD this be your pony’s time to shine? A live-action feature film, Merrylegs the Movie, is to hit the big screen – and the directors have put out a casting call for the equine hero, as well as a girl to play rider Penelope. Blenheim Films announced
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Hallmark IX
FOR a showing producer, there are fewer things feared more than the prospect of a show horse at the pinnacle of his career being measured out of class. So when Hallmark IX (Brandy), who died earlier this month, was given a life-height certificate put
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Email to Name and address must be included. Letters may be edited. @ horseandhound I WAS delighted to read Richard Davison’s assessment of Gigolo in “Legends of the sport”
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Horses In The News
The three-time Group One winner has been retired, aged nine, after sustaining a career-ending injury on the gallops. The Equiano gelding, who won more than £1.27m, will remain at trainer James Fanshawe’s Pegasus base. The jumping mare, who helped Swe
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Zero To Hero
EVENT gelding Helvick HSH Hero smashed his first-ever affiliated show, taking both prelims at Radfords, EC, Powys, with Sophie Hall. “He was as green as grass when we bought him from Ireland, as a five-year-old,” said Sophie of the thoroughbred/Conne
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Sir Henry Steps Up @alexrob_journo_ Midland Counties, Arena UK, Lincs A STUNNING young stallion headed a quality-filled line of 13 to take the Price Family Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) in-hand ticket under the eagle eyes of judge Tim W
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Riders’ Hopes As Covid Continues To Challenge
Share your news story Call 01252 555021 Email @ jones_eleanor PANDEMIC challenges continue for top riders but there is hope as competitors find ways to make the 2021 season work. Two British riders and a few British-based
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Equine Welfare Patron
What I really like about SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) is that we don’t tell people to treat their animals better; we show them that by treating them better, they will live longer. It’s an economic argument. In the West we don’
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LEARNING on the job means that you get paid while learning a skill, which is a great way to embark on a career. “Apprentices have all the rights of an employee, while also being allowed time to learn and train with their employer and their trainer co
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Rise Of The Maxi Cob
WHILE a maxi cob class had been held at the RIHS for two years, 2011 was the first season the category was given a spot at the NEC, the same year Hallmark made his debut in these ranks. Measuring at just 158cm, Brandy was at the smaller end of the he
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‘Olympic Medals Are Not Set In Stone’ @pollyrose21 THE approaching Olympic Games are certainly throwing up some strange situations. Over the past week or so, a number of competitors from a variety of nations have decided that it’s better for them not to go to To
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Former producer Jayne Ross
“I BOUGHT Ritchie specifically with his former owner, Bella Malim, in mind. His temperament makes him the most ideal amateur mount, but shortly after he arrived with me, Bella fell pregnant and I was lucky enough to keep the ride on him. “He’s an uph
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Nutrition Warning As Low Sugar May Have Caused Fall
A FIVE-STAR rider who suffered concussion in an innocuous fall is encouraging riders to treat themselves as athletes and take nutrition seriously. Imogen Murray, who has had top-10 finishes at Badminton and Burghley, strongly suspects a lack of rider
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Star Line-up For Tokyo Showjumping Entries
THE British showjumping team to compete in Tokyo will be drawn from a stellar line-up. British Equestrian and British Showjumping selectors have named the nine combinations and three reserves who will be submitted to the FEI as the nominated entries
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“She’s Only Little But So Feisty”
HEIDI COY piloted three horses into the top 14 in the under-25 championship, with David Ottewell’s mare Russal Z (pictured) the best placed in second. The grey, who is out of a Darco mare, moved up from fourth after dressage by just adding 4.8 time-f
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Full Details Released Of Rider’s Continued Electric Spur Abuse
THE FEI has released the details of Andy Kocher’s “pre-planned, deliberate and continued abuse of horses” by electric spur use. The FEI announced in April that Kocher, who has represented the US at World Cup and Nations Cups, had been banned for 10 y
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Drive For Farrier Safety After Injury Risk Survey
A SURVEY looking at injuries suffered by farriers on the job has highlighted the risks they are exposed to – and will form the basis of a new safety campaign. The British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association (BFBA) conducted the survey, which was com
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Letter Of The Week
I RECENTLY took my children to their first rally with the Essex Farmers branch of the Pony Club. My ponies were behaving as typical ponies sometimes do, much to my distress. It resulted in my girls getting upset and wanting to finish riding a little
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Hat-trick For On-form Trainer @gemmaredrup Meynell & South Staffs, Garthorpe, Lincs TRAINER David Kemp ended his season on a high when scoring a hat-trick, which kicked off with seven-year-old How To Get Away winning the PPORA club members’ conditions (
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Top Prize For Superstar
BSPS Area 15, Ashfields EC, Essex AFTER landing a Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) ticket the previous week, Izzy Stanley and the 15-year-old Noble Sir Prize (Percy) continued their run of clear rounds to land the Royal International (RIHS) working hunt
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‘I Never Dreamed I’d Be Trusted With Him’
Field House EC, Staffordshire BRIDGET TATE made a successful debut with Michael Eilberg’s 11-year-old gelding Daltrey, heading both advanced mediums with plus-70%. Bridget, who trains with Michael, is riding “Rodger” until September. “Michael wanted
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People In The News
Eventer Tom McEwen and Toledo De Kerser took victory in the CCI4*-S at Bicton Horse Trials. Tom and Toledo are one of the nine British combinations longlisted for Tokyo. Report p44. German showjumper Christian Ahlmann will not compete at the Tokyo Ol
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Bicton Success
HATS off to Nicola Wilson and Tom McEwen, both winners at Bicton (p36), which ran a four-star long replacement event for Bramham last week, as well as the short format class that acted as a final selection trial for those on the Olympic nominations l
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The Way To Worm
DEWORMING a horse used to be so easy – we just administered anthelmintics (deworming drugs) every few months and that was it. Sadly, this is no longer the case. There is a crisis looming, caused by worms becoming increasingly resistant to these drugs
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