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People In The News
Danish dressage rider Cathrine Dufour is engaged. Her girlfriend, showjumper Rasmine Laudrup, got down on one knee after Cathrine won the Danish championship. Former boxer and Sky Sports presenter Johnny Nelson was the first to take part in Celebrit
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If You Weren’t A Rider What Would You Be?
Probably a dancer – I did ballet to quite a high level until I was 13 as well as tap, modern and jazz. But eventually my dance teacher told me I was having to use totally different muscles for dancing and riding and that I should probably choose. Of
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Eurostar Shows His Moves
THE newly formed partnership of Adam Forster and Karen Johnson’s prolific Welsh section D Menai Eurostar nailed the coveted overall supreme Heritage mountain and moorland (M&M) ridden title. Eurostar, a former Royal Welsh champion, Royal Windsor winn
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Dargun Dares To Win
Wellington, Hants ONLY five horses broke the 30 barrier in the dressage in the feature Whickr CCI3*-S, two of whom were ridden by Piggy March. The Northamptonshire rider claimed the eventual honours with Jane Del Missier’s striking chestnut Dargun,
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Long May It Last
THE first attempt by parliament to ban field sports was brought to the House of Commons in 1949. It may have been hare coursing and staghunting which was threatened, but many saw it as “the thin end of the wedge”, according to Roger Bennett. On 25 Fe
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Research Finds Cause Of Many Failed Pregnancies
A CHROMOSOMAL defect is the cause of many equine pregnancies’ early failure, it has been found. Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) found that aneuploid pregnancies, where the number of chromosomes is abnormal with a copy of a whole c
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Give Us The Lowdown On Your Current Top Horses
I have two of my own at the moment. Bobo L (pictured, above) is 14 and nearly at grand prix, and a few weeks ago I bought Kenjiro, a five-year-old by Governor x Florestan. He has all the right attributes for a top horse: he’s very uphill, with good m
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Foot-perfect
LOCAL producer Lucy Glover returned to the scene of her previous weekend’s triumph – when she won the inaugural Rory Gilsenan Memorial trophy at the UK Nationals – but this time with a native contender. Despite being only five, and entire, Amanda Sha
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“Training With Scott Brash Has Helped”
DRESSAGE lessons and lockdown training with Scott Brash paid dividends for Red Hot Cooley (pictured) and his jockey Georgie Strang after they clinched the honours in advanced section J, finishing on their dressage of 28.5. It was a first win at this
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Jane Holderness-Roddam
MANY horse lovers know Jane Holderness-Roddam’s name without quite knowing why. In recent years she has appeared in various guises: as a technical delegate; the owner of West Kington Stud; a lady-in-waiting to the Princess Royal; an ambassador and fu
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Horses In The News
Australian Warren Lamperd’s five-star mare, 19, has a new role as schoolmistress with Hong Kong rider Annie Ho, jumping double clear at their first international together at Wellington. The aim is to give Annie experience at the level. Claire Dubows
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PR Guru
I’ve always had a passion for writing, so after school I went to the London College of Fashion and studied fashion journalism. When I left, I wanted to become a fashion editor, but I soon realised that I wasn’t going to walk straight in as the editor
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Rene Stands Out From The Crowd
NINE home-produced combinations, ranging from a mountain and moorland lead-rein to an intermediate show riding type, were presented for judging in the coveted Pretty Polly supreme. Henrietta Barton was tasked with sorting the quality field and she fo
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Maverick Makes The Right Moves
Keysoe (3), Bedfordshire ALMOST a year to the day since breaking her leg in a fall at Wellington, Helen Witchell notched up an intermediate win with Sarah Ross’ promising seven-year-old, MCS Maverick. “It was a simple fall that resulted in a really
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Jane on Our Nobby
“NOBBY” was by Bewildered, a thoroughbred later exported to South Africa, out of Lady Sicily, and was not even 15hh. He joined the Bullens aged five, after an undistinguished racing career. Obstinate, and initially nappy, he took Jane from Pony Club
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Obituaries
THE former showjumper and showing rider – and much-loved member of the Scottish equestrian community – died peacefully at home following a long illness on 20 August, aged 63. Born in Fife in 1957 to farming parents, Mr Aird was the eldest of four chi
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Jayne Ross
I WISH I’d known when I was 16 that I’d still be doing this job at 63. I’ve been showing for a long, long time but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I do sometimes wonder how I still manage the early mornings, the late drives home and the quick tur
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Cousins Reign With Star Ponies
ONE family from Cumbria took home both Pretty Polly lead-rein sashes on offer. Jane Edmundson led her daughter, Megan, to win the plaited section with piebald hunter pony Fielden Real McCoy (Mac, pictured) before leading her sister Joanne’s daughter,
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Like Mother, Like Daughter
ALICE HALLOWS steered Quizical Z (pictured) to a novice win at Keysoe. It was only a third start at the level for the six-year-old mare, who was bred by H&H’s features editor, Martha Terry, and is now owned by Anna Soroko and Robert Huxster. “I rode
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Jane on Warrior
BOUGHT by American Suzie Howard for Jane from John Shedden, who won the first-ever Badminton Horse Trials, Warrior was Irish-bred, out of Winslade and by Warwick. “Suzie was very kind and wanted me to have a good horse. He cost £6,000 which seemed an
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Call To Remember A Vital Part Of Our World In Need
RIDERS are urged not to overlook a vital part of the industry that is still unable to get up and running. Although riding schools are open and competitions running, the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) still has the handbrake on. Social dist
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Need To Know
Stable name: Flint Age: nine Breeding: Asca Z x Karlstad (Ramiro Z) Owner: Barbara and Duncan Arthurs with Jay Halim Rider: Jay Halim Breeder: B Welten (Belgium) Greatest achievements: joint-winner of 2019 talent seekers championship (HOYS, Oct
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Fruselli Rockets To The Top
Science Supplements All England Championships, Hickstead, West Sussex “YOU were too fast for me,” joked Shane Breen after Holly Smith pipped him to the top spot in the Science Supplements grand prix. It was perhaps inevitable that these two riders
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Charnley Racks Up The Miles
ONE of the busiest amateur riders on the circuit took a break from her work as a building control surveyor and her second “job” grooming for world champion Ros Canter, to secure a win of her own in the BE105 at Northallerton (2) with Enjoy II. Sarah
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Jane’s Career Milestones
1964 Lands the Pony Club individual eventing championship for the Beaufort Hunt branch, riding Our Nobby 1968 Wins Badminton with Our Nobby. Rides at the Mexico Olympics with Our Nobby. Takes home team gold (pictured with Major Derek Allhusen, Richa
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Good Week
Social media post of the week was from a rider asking for recommendations for weight-gaining feed. Or rather, comment of the week to she who helpfully suggested “cake and wine”. Yep. We can definitely vouch for those… A Muggle talking to a rider abou
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Aragon Z
“‘FLINT’ first caught my eye as a six-year-old in the collecting ring at Hartpury with Alfie Bradstock, as he was with Graham and Tina Fletcher to sell. “He was very lean and I’d go as far as saying he was too small for me, but there was something ab
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A Hugely Successful Show
HICKSTEAD’s only show of 2020 was a huge success, with 1,800 horses competing over five days. The majority of riders coped well with the new rules, which included wearing masks for all course-walks and when on foot in the warm-up areas, most of which
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The Course-designer’s View
ANGUS SMALES, who has been in charge of Keysoe’s cross-country courses since 2014, makes a point of trying to ride the tracks he designs. “I learn more in the five minutes I spend riding a course than I do watching horses jump round it all day,” he r
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Nights In And Days Out
ON Friday night, I was here on my own without husband or children. Not a thrilling piece of information I grant you, but the fact is I can’t remember the last time I was alone on a Friday night. The thought that I could do literally anything I chose
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