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Tony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fightTony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fight

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Brenda King attacks Tony Barnett
for BHS comments

"BHS not prepared to take matter further "

Says Brenda King

Says Tony Barnett The Horseytalk edition ... included comments regarding the leaked minutes of the July meeting BHS (Hants) County Committee. They include an abbreviated extract from my access report, which commentator Tony Barnett has completely mis-interpreted, and used to launch attacks on myself (BK), the County Committee and the BHS organisation.

The BHS has asked for for these untrue posts to be removed, but Horseytalk has not responded, and the BHS is not prepared to take the matter further.

So I am contacting you directly to inform you of the correct facts of this sad case and ask you to ignore Tony Barnett's insinuations.

HORSEYTALK.NET STANDS BY TONY BARNETT AND UPHOLDS HIS RIGHT TO COMMENT ON BHS

Says Steve YandallThis sign is illegal

Equestrians are entitled to use this route - legally.
There are thousands of other illegal signs all over the country banning equestrians.

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Says Tony Barnett Horseytalk.net welcomes all that are having or have had their rights to lawful access and other rights on common land stolen or unlawfully regulated by corrupt councils, Quango's and self assembled charities, whereas councils can have no mitigation at all where rights (democratic) or registered are/have been denied, stolen through false representation, some registered rights are being used as collateral by councils, trusts where demands for rights to use those registered rights by those which claim rights of a higher status, but such corrupt acts need collusion, protection of county courts, mindless police officers that don't have powers of arrest on common lands, or civil matters on such as removing impediments, ignoring rangers directions where their is no locus stan-di.

Rural common lands, that do not have evidence (documentary to pre-date 1189) of owners/lord of the manor, have open access from all points of view, this information is a available from the registering county council to show that the land was registered in compliance with the 1965 commons registration act, where commons such as Frensham were registered as a section 9 of that act, which means that no owner-s could be traced so the common was "vested" into the care of the council for protection of rights, unlawful activities and to support the registered commoners rights, however, the vesting gave no jurisdiction, section 9 was repealed in 2006, the legislation though was substantially re-enacted and was filed under section 45 of the 2006 commons act.

I have been involved with Frensham common when a horse rider was set on by one of the councils rangers, (they have no authority), this approach was because the lady was riding on the verge of the Great Pond, which is common land and registered as such with CL 232, the complaint was that horses leave little messages, that has nothing to do with anyone, commoners cattle and other livestock would make smoke signals and every right to do so.

Since becoming involved there has been promises that no longer will horse riders be approached and that no riding and others unlawful signs will be removed.

Just recently an other conflict has broke surface subject to a fall out among the fisher men belonging to Farnham Angling Society which resulted in a ban of a member because on information gained from horseytalk that the act of fishing the frensham ponds was a criminal act of poaching, encroaching on commoners registered rights to Piscary, this information is recorded on the rights register held in the office of Helen Gilbert at Surrey County Council, registered and recorded as per section 4 (1) of the 1965 CRA.

Along one side of the "Great Pond" registered in compliance with the 1965 act and registered Common Land 232 is a sandy area, free to access as is all of the Frensham Common for horse riding and walking without disturbance by either the unlawful fishing, sailing and ranger fraternity, none have any jurisdiction and should be ignored.

Farnham angling society claim to have rights on their side to order horse riders off the "beachy area" because their rights to take fish has a higher status than horse riders, I have a saying to such statements, however I will refrain because some are deficient in that area, instead rubbish.

Frensham common is registered with commoners rights, grazing is Prairie, some have rights of eastovers and some have piscary, as Frensham is registered as where an owner-s cannot be traced, then there is no one to give consent, make grants of easement/deeds of grant or conveyance and as the council have no jurisdiction cannot make bye-laws, other claims of rights to ownership and rights to agist are well catered for under the 2006 fraud act, as is provided under the 1965 legislation Frensham common's was vested into the care and protection of the authorities, but gives no jurisdiction, how then do they allow unlawful activities such as regulations on access or using the land as collateral or accepting poaching on the ponds or erecting signage to deter public rights and allow misuse of commoners rights?

The rights of Piscary as is provided in Part 11 of the Commons Registration act; rights of common Piscary: the rights to fish in another persons lakes, ponds or streams, as no Lord of the Manor cannot be traced, then the actions by commoners were registered with soul rights to ponds etc and foreshores, the proviso states; that the fish must be taken in reasonable quantities for consumption in the commoners house hold, the authorities on Piscary were noted in Chesterfield-V-Harris (1908) 2 Ch 397 upheld on appeal to the house of Lords as Harris-V-Chesterfield (1911) AC 623, Piscary cannot exist in the sea or in tidal Rivers since there is a public rights to fish there.

Fish Poaching in England and Wales; it is an offence to take or destroy or attempt to do so in water which is private or in which there is a private right of fishery (registered commoners) this includes all forms of fish whether game or course and is covered by the 1968, schedule (1) theft act, where the fish are owned, ie enclosed waters where their is no Route for escape or where the fish have already been reduced into possession, they can be regarded as property rather than wild animals, then they are dealt with under the 1968 (1) act of theft,as frensham commons CL 430 and CL 232 great pond and little pond respectively are.

The 1968 theft act schedule 1; a person who unlawfully takes or destroys or attempts to take or destroy any fish in water which is private property or in which there is a private right of Piscary on level 5, is open to a fine of £5000, in Well's-V-Hardy (1964) Lord chief justice Parker defined this; Taking does not include an element of "Asportation" (ie carrying the fish away from the water), it means to lay hands upon the fish, to grasp, to seize or capture, this means than an individual still commits the offence if the fish are retained in a keep net, the offence is also committed if the angler is fishing but has yet to catch anything, the evidence required is straight forward: the time, date, location; description of the offender, tackle and bait and whether a baited line was in the water.

Where Frensham ponds are an issue, the angling club are poaching, a licence is in-valid under such theft act, the parts played by the National Trust and Waverley council and surrey county council are in collusion where the act of false representation and permitting annexation of commoners rights for profit are guilty.

In conclusion, any member of the public should apply under section 41 of the 2006 act to the county court, they may wish me to do so, they have the rights also to apply to the chief constable under the 1968 (1) theft act.

I am to make an application to the Chief constable to engage the 1968 (1)theft act.

The BHS and Maureen Comber

How the BHS treats somebody who has been a loyal, dedicated and hard-working member for over 50 years.

DAY 108

It is now 108 days since the BHS shamefully dismissed Maureen Comber after more than 50-years of dedicated and hard-working service.

Maureen ComberStill no regret.

Still no sympathy.

Still no apology.

What is more they have still not paid her back the outstanding money they owe her.

How long can the BHS continue to behave in this disgraceful manner?

Other hard-working BHS members and volunteers beware. This is obviously the way you are going to be treated one day.

"We're backing Maureen"

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Maureen Comber was treated by the BHS

Shocking.
Blocking up all these country lanes

Shocking. Blocking up all these country lanes

Steve McCarronSays Steve McCarron

What is the point of the OPEN SPACES SOCIETY if it does not act to preserve open spaces ..............
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Stable's staff shoot dead
perfectly healthy ex-racehorse and dump its body on horrified owner's front garden
- because she hadn't paid £30 livery bill


Stable's staff shoot dead perfectly healthy ex-racehorse and dump its body on horrified owner's front garden - because she hadn't paid £30 livery bill

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

- Rider Beckie Warner, who leased the horse, had not paid £10 weekly charge

- She told the centre she planned on paying the fee at the end of the month

- Owner told Ms Warner, 26, that Kit would be tied to a tree if she didn't pay

- An hour later, Kit was left in her garden, dying of a single gunshot wound

- RSPCA said horse was physically healthy and was killed illegally with pistol

Read more ............

Temporary. What does it mean?

Temporary. What does it mean?Different inspectors have different meanings
For Chailey, it was 20-years.
For Chobham, it was six-months.
For Odiham, it was five-years x twice ......... read more

Woman who neglected her horses receives a two year ban from keeping equines

Woman who neglected her horses receives a two year ban from keeping equines

A 27-year-old woman has received a two-year ban from keeping equines after repeatedly ignoring advice from welfare charities.

Field officer Jeff Herrington from World Horse Welfare and Inspector Marie Griffiths from the RSPCA say that they made frequent visits to defendant Hannah Sawyer's property to check on her horses and 'remind her of her responsibilities'.

World Horse Welfare field officer, Jeff, says: "It's a real shame because the owner should have known better as she works at a local yard, but she still needed constant reminders about getting her horses' feet trimmed. It was a question of management and making day-to-day decisions for the good of her horses but she made the same mistakes over and over again. I spent a great deal of time travelling to her premises to remind her of her responsibilities but she ignored my advice each time. Throughout the case the public in the local area also became concerned about the level of care being provided for these horses and rang our Welfare Line.

"Eventually, it wasn't just the horses' hooves I was concerned about, it was their condition which had started to drop. I liaised with the RSPCA who too had been contacted about this case and we agreed that the owner had been given enough chances to get on top of her horses' care. With the vet's sign off and the police present, World Horse Welfare and the RSPCA removed the owner's chestnut mare, Miah, who had become very underweight."

Up until her Court appearance, Hannah Sawyer of West Camel road, Queen Camel, in Yeovil, Somerset had pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing unnecessary suffering to her animal but at the last minute decided to change her plea to guilty.

The case was dealt with speedily at Yeovil Magistrates Court and she was sentenced the same day. She was found guilty under section four of the Animal Welfare Act for causing unnecessary suffering to her horse and fined £245 plus a £24 administration fee as well as £250 costs, to be paid at the rate of £5 per week. She was also given a two year ban from keeping equines. The owner's horse, Miah, was signed over to the RSPCA and remains in the charity's care today. The hope is that the horse will now be able to be rehomed.

RSPCA inspector Marie Griffiths says: "Miah was in a terrible state when we found her. We had, along with field officers from World Horse Welfare, given the owner advice on several previous occasions which had not been followed.

"The owner pleaded guilty at the last minute and signed over the horse into our care, but if that had been done earlier, it would have meant that Miah could have gone to a new home much earlier.

"At least now she has a chance at a better life in a new permanent home."

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Philip BowernThe RSPCA's unique legal position, which makes it both the main investigator and chief prosecutor in animal welfare cases must change, says a top laywer.

A report urging the RSPCA to revise its policy on prosecuting animal cruelty offenders and to leave cases of alleged illegal hunting to the police and the Crown Prosecution Service has been welcomed by the pro-hunt Countryside Alliance.

Independent lawyer Stephen Wooler, was called in by the animal charity's ruling council in December last year to examine the way the RSPCA conducts court action
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BHA ANNOUNCES OPENING OF APPLICATIONS FOR THE 25TH BRITISH HORSERACING GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that applications for the 2015 British Horseracing Graduate Development Programme are now open. The opening coincides with Dubai Future Champions Day at Newmarket's Rowley Mile, where many prospective applicants will be enjoying racing as part of Great British Racing's Free Racing Weekend for students.

The Graduate Programme, which has provided valuable TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT to graduates wishing to forge a career in the Racing industry, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015. Around 350 graduates have completed the 10-week programme and many have gone on to successful and high profile careers within British Racing.

70 per cent of the graduates from the 2014 Programme have already secured full-time positions, with employers such as Cheltenham Racecourse, Lingfield Park, Epsom Downs Racecourse, Great British Racing International and Bloodstock Media.

Will Lambe, BHA Director of Public Affairs and Policy and British Horseracing Graduate Development Programme alumnus, said:

"The British Horseracing Graduate Development Programme provides an invaluable TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT platform for graduates and employers alike. The programme works as an entry point for graduates from all backgrounds hoping to start a career in Racing, offering wide-ranging insight and 'behind the scenes' access to the workings of many of the industry's different component parts.

"The programme will be marking its 25th anniversary next year, and its longevity, continued prestige and the number of graduates that have gone on to successful careers in Racing and the BETTING INDUSTRY all illustrate its positive influence and value to the sport."

With over 300 applications for an average of 18 placements a demanding assessment process takes place to select the candidates for the Programme. The Programme begins with a two-week residential COURSE in Newmarket during July, where graduates take part in field trips and attend seminars held by key figures in Racing. The course explains how various aspects of the sport work together and gives an insight in to how the different organisations function within the industry. It aids the graduates' professional development, but also provides the opportunity to build valuable professional relationships with people from across the sport to develop their own careers.

Graduates then begin an eight-week paid placement with one of the wide-ranging sponsors within the industry. In 2014, placement opportunities included roles at BHA, Horseracing Betting Levy Board, Racing Enterprises Ltd, The Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Racecourse Association, Racing Post, Timeform, and Weatherbys, as well as a variety of posts at Jockey Club Racecourses and Arena Racing Company.

With the 25th Anniversary being celebrated in 2015 BHA are keen to hear from all alumni. If you took part in the British Horseracing Graduate Development Programme please get in touch via facebook or Linkedin groups or by emailing: zelliott@britishhorseracing.com.

Says Sally Edwards and Jo WareFrensham Common, rrey

Official. The National Trust does not own or have any other interest on the common land apart from the burial mounds .............. read more

Police and local authorities to be given new legal powers to tackle irresponsible dog ownership

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Beware of the Dog sign Tough new legal powers to help prevent thousands of dog attacks every year will be given to police forces and local authorities from Monday 20 October.

For the first time, police and local authorities will be able to demand that owners take action to prevent a dog attack or risk fine of up to £20,000. If a complaint has been made about a dog to the council or police, its owners could be ordered to do any or all of the following:

Attend DOG TRAINING CLASSES Muzzle the dog or require it to be on a lead in public Require the dog to be microchipped and/or neutered Repair fencing to prevent the dog leaving the property Launched today, the Dealing with irresponsible dog ownership: practitioner's manual will guide police forces and local authorities in the use of their new legal powers to prevent dog attacks.

Animal Welfare Minister Lord de Mauley said:

Dog attacks are devastating for victims and their families which is why we are taking tough action against those who allow them to happen. Police and local authorities will now have more powers to demand that irresponsible dog owners take steps to prevent attacks before they occur. This is on top of the tougher prison sentences we introduced earlier this year for owners who allow their dogs to attack people and assistance dogs.

The National Policing Lead for Dangerous Dogs, DCC Gareth Pritchard said:

The Practitioners Manual gives police officers and other practitioners clear guidance on how to best implement the legislative changes, especially the early preventative measures such as Community Protection Notices, to help prevent more serious events occurring in the future. It also provides a platform to share good practice between police forces and partner agencies and it will form part of the ongoing training of Dog Legislation Officers across England and Wales.

Earlier this year, legal changes were made to enable prosecution for a dog attack on private property and maximum prison sentences were extended to:

14 years, from two years, for a fatal dog attack. Five years, from two years, for injury. Three years for an attack on an assistance dog. The new powers for authorities has also received the support of the Royal Mail Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Shaun Davis:

Royal Mail campaigned for changes to the Dangerous Dog Act to ensure our postmen and women are protected when they enter private property including a customer's garden. We are pleased that these further changes will help police forces and local authorities use their new legal powers to prevent dog attacks.

"The man at the council offices in the Isle of Wight said that if they stopped adopting/resurfacing bridle paths, the council would need to close down that department" - Tony Barnett

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Says Sandra Smith

Says Sandra SmithThe speed required to ensure that a gate closes is greater than the velocity required to amputate a finger, crush a child or the head of a dog, trap a push or wheelchair, or – literally - tear a hole in the side of a horse ......... read more

Commoners Rights A Briefing .

"Commoners rights are air tight "

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony Barnett Commoners rights are air tight, rights, completely are begrudgingly observed by owners, and since the lands have become more valuable, councils and central government (Natural England and other quango's) have seen that they have opportunities, unlawfully, can be gained by looking for weak points or weak minded commoners.

However, there is an act 1235 that stops such acts of usurping local inhabitants off the land or to even encroach on commoners rights, what ever the product is, the rights on Frensham you are aware of

Commoners have observation to comply with, and that is to keep to the rights gained when common land was identified as land "capable" of rights of common, those rights were then registered at the time that the lands were registered as common land in 1965, one commoner per registration, which is the property to include the "application lands".

On police, they have no jurisdiction unless there is a breach of the public order act, S 5, they have powers of arrest, until such an order is breached, however, the council are the registering authorities through investation by the commons commissioner, but without any jurisdiction bestowed and it will be those that have "power" to take action in the county courts, you of course if you honestly believe(have reasonable excuse) may have the matters to go before the high court for judgement.

As the common is registered as a S 9, there will not be any one to make deeds of grant/grants of easement to allow rights of common to none registered commoners, if there is a Lord of the Manor, and there is a beat, a gilly, where his rights of piscary needs protection will be in post, but those rights were registered, subject to the registration of his demesne lands, which pre-date 1189, and registered as freehold in 1925 law of property act, so if there is/was a Lord of the Manor, he would be able to have prosecutions for trespass in search/taking of of game, as it is, court action in as far as Frensham goes, the council can take court action or the commoner.

The council has commitment to set the wrongs right, all monies made from ponds, for example, must be given back, and can be ordered to pay back, there is legislation that will secure prosecution against all involved.

Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

Grazing is always used as an excuse for fencing And fencing creates problems for riders read more

Ask your MP to support the Private Members' Bill on fly-grazing

Ask your MP to support the Private Members' Bill on fly-grazing

The Countryside Alliance is working in coalition with a range of animal welfare and rural organisations trying to get the law changed on fly-grazing.

A Private Members' Bill will have its Second Reading in the House of Commons on Friday 24th October, and we urge you to use the below e-campaign to write to your MP before then, asking them to support this Bill and help solve this ongoing animal welfare crisis. ?Fly-grazing is the illegal grazing of horses on public or private land, and an estimated 3,000 horses have been abandoned in this way across England and Wales. It brings with it misery for farmers and landowners who have to deal with the abandoned horses, and misery too for the horses who are out in all weathers with no veterinary care or feed.

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Says Adrienne Yentis

Says Adrienne YentisA friend of mine recently was riding on the heath
and she came across a group of cattle strung out across the bridlepath with no way through – the only way off was to turn round. Fortunately her horse
remained calm throughout. But you can imagine how a nervous horse might react ........... read more

 

Don't text and fly

Says Linda Wright

Says Linda WrightWe moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more

Helmet Cameras banned by British Eventing

Helmet Cameras banned by British Eventing

As a precautionary measure, pending the completion of an independent expert report on the safety of helmet cameras, the wearing of helmet cameras at all BE affiliated events has been prohibited with immediate effect.

Therefore, permissions previously given by or on behalf of the Chief Executive to wear a head camera are withdrawn.

Safety of Horses and Rider is a top priority for British Eventing and the Safety Committee have engaged the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to conduct further research.

Further details of this extremely important research will be announced in due COURSE.

Secondary Statement
The British Eventing Safety and Sport Committees have been discussing the use of helmet cameras for some time as there have been some concerns raised that they may compromise the helmet and increase the risk of injury following a fall.

As such, BE engaged the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to conduct a literary review of research relating to the influence of helmet mounted cameras on the safety performance of helmets. Due to the fact that there is very little research material available TRL recommended that further research be undertaken.

BE has also sought LEGAL ADVICE on this matter and in light of the safety concerns and the advice received it has been agreed that it would be prudent to suspend the use of helmet cameras with immediate effect until the results of further research are available.

Says Maureen ComberI have been given an ASBO by the Hampshire County Council for standing up for riders rights.

How many other people have been silenced by Hampshire County Council? ........... read more

Brighten up your 2015 diary planning
with the new, witty and wry
Bryn Parry Equestrian Calendar

Brighten up your 2015 diary planning with the new, witty and wry Bryn Parry Equestrian Calendar

Put a smile on your face when planning your 2015 activities with the new Equestrian Calendar by Bryn Parry. Available from Countryside Greetings, the online shop for people who love horses, dogs, fieldsports, nature and the countryside, the calendar features 12 equestrian-themed colour images by Bryn, one of the UK's best-known sporting cartoonists.

Portraying Bryn's witty take on the equestrian disciplines of dressage, cross country, show jumping and hunting each image bursts with life and exemplifies the fun and frustration of human and equine interaction: a dressage horse kicks its hooves in ballet shoes, a cross country rider is unseated at a water jump, foxes conspire to outwit huntsmen, and a rising trot gives the rider more than they bargained for.

The large format 400x320mm calendar has a month to a page and is printed on heavyweight paper with a silk finish. Spiral bound with a hanger, the calendar has a limited edition print run and is highly collectable.

Retailing at £19.99 each the calendar can be bought direct from Countryside Greetings at www.countrysidegreetings.com.

They are also available wholesale to retailers.
Email: jenny@sainsburyplaice.co.uk for 2015 catalogue.

Teenage jockey paralysed in car crash
back in the saddle after pioneering bionic leg
helps her to walk again

Teenage jockey paralysed in car crash back in the saddle after pioneering bionic leg helps her to walk again

- Two doctors and consultant told her she would never walk again after crash

- However bionic leg was fitted over her limb and responds to desire to move

- She is now able to ride again and wants to return to competitive racing

Read more ..........

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Master Saddler, Helen Reader
has success at dressage.

Master Saddler, Helen Reader not only has great skill when it comes to saddlery craftsmanship but she has also been turning her dressage performances into winning ones!

Master Saddler, Helen Reader not only has great skill when it comes to saddlery craftsmanship but she has also been turning her dressage performances into winning ones!

A member of the Society of Master Saddlers, a qualified Master Saddler and Harness Maker, Helen recently enjoyed a winning day at the Cwmaman Riding Club Summer Dressage Championships where club members competed over the day for five Championship classes from Intro to Medium.

The event followed a trip to Lincoln competing at the Riding Club National Championships earlier in the month where she was individually placed. Helen topped this by winning three of the classes at her Riding Club's Summer Dressage Championships on her two rides.

Riding her Dutch Warmblood Zennith, Helen won the Senior section of the Novice Championship and then went on to win both the Elementary and Medium Championship classes on her Irish Sport Horse Tinahely Rocket.

Helen was especially pleased as she had been away the previous week at the Saddlery Training Centre in Salisbury on a Side Saddle refurbishment course taken by Richard Godden and the horses had been turned out for the week, only coming back into work a few days before the competition.

Sais a delighted Helen: "I should have been competing at a local British Dressage Petplan Area Dressage Festival but the date for my Side Saddle course changed and I didn't think I could pick up the horse in time so I decided to take them instead to my Riding Club Championships which we qualified for earlier in the summer.

"I thought we could just have an outing as a warm up for the BD Petplan date we are entered in for later in October. Both boys worked in well and produced good tests and I was so pleased with them winning all three classes I entered - maybe I should have taken them to the BD Petplan Area Dressage Festival after all. Hopefully they will both perform well later in the month too."

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony BarnettGATES OR STILE’S WILL ONLY BE LAWFUL AS LONG AS THE REASONS FOR THE INSTALLATIONS ARE SERVING THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY WERE INTENDED.

ANY STOPPING UP OR CLOSING OFF OF RIGHTS OF WAY SHOULD BE CHALLENGED FOR APPROVAL/CONSENT FROM THE APPROPRIATE MINISTER OF THE CROWN ........... read more

Successful Parelli Interactive Savvy Area
at HOYS

Successful Parelli Interactive Savvy Area at HOYS

With eight demonstrations a day, the Parelli Interactive Savvy Area at HOYS was certainly a popular place to be

From learning about the Parelli Seven Games to Horsenality the arena was packed with interesting talks and advice on how to create a better bond with your horse or pony.

The sessions were led by Parelli professionals, Lyla Cansfield, Alison Jones and Rachael Morland who played with their own horses and those in the Breed Village.

These included an Appaloosa, Irish Draught and Haflinger, much to the audiences delight.

Rachael brought along her well known partner Phoenix, while Alison also showcased her great relationship with two horses Yellow and Grey.

Said Graham Pickup of Parelli UK: "It was fantastic to see so many people watching and showing an interest in the demonstrations and it was a very busy five days for the team.

"We were delighted to once again be a part of HOYS and to show what can be achieved through developing and improving the relationship with your horse.

"The show provided an excellent opportunity to meet the Parelli team and other like-minded people who share an interest in developing a deep, seamless and mutually beneficial human-horse relationship."

Parelli Natural Horsemanship is the world's most popular horsemanship education programme with the goal to help raise the level of horsemanship for the benefit of horses and the people who love them.

Successful Parelli Interactive Savvy Area at HOYS

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Treat them this Christmas with Treats

Treat them this Christmas with Treats

Show your horse or pony how much you care this Christmas with an irresistible bag of SPILLERS® Treats. These chunky bite-size pellets are made from the finest ingredients so you can rest-assured that they are the healthy way to give your horse a happy Christmas.

Clare Barfoot, SPILLERS® nutritionist explains: "We all love to treat our horses and ponies, but while our priority is to give them something healthy, our horses are obviously more concerned about the taste. The good news is that SPILLERS® Treats fulfil both criteria."

There's a SPILLERS® Treat to suit every equine appetite and the firm, chunky pellets can be kept in your pocket without crumbling. For health support choose from SPILLERS® Meadow® Herb with added Biotin, to support healthy hoof growth or SPILLERS® Meadow® Herb with added glucosamine, to support healthy joints. Alternatively you can choose original SPILLERS® Meadow® Herb, SPILLERS® Spearmint or SPILLERS® Apple flavour treats.

All SPILLERS® Treats are available in 1kg bags from your local SPILLERS® stockist and make the perfect stocking filler for your horse or pony this Christmas.

For friendly feeding advice contact the SPILLERS® Care-Line on + 44 (0)1908 226626, email careline@spillers-feeds.com or visit www.spillers-feeds.com.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Travelling with Masta

Travelling with Masta

Ideal for Christmas are the Masta travel boots and tail guard.

These will keep your horse protected, safe and comfortable whilst going on any journey.

The boots are made from tough outer fabric combined with soft fleece lining for durability and flexibility.

Featuring hook and loop fabric covered fastenings creating strength, therefore making sure they will not come loose.

Supplied with two front and two hind boots with matching tail guard.

Available in a variety of colours; black, royal, dark navy, red and black. Priced at around £51.49, offered in sizes pony, cob and full.

For further information please contact Masta on 01274 711101 or visit www.masta.co.uk.

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Congratulations

Shiona Macdougall

Shiona Macdougall Durham Based Shiona Macdougall is the NAF Shining Star for September Shiona Macdougall, aged 13, from Ferryhill, County Durham has been awarded the NAF Shining Star for September 2014 as a result of the commitment and enthusiasm that she has shown during her time as a member of the British Showjumping Durham Junior Academy

Shiona was nominated for the award by Junior Academy Lead Coach, Sarah Tubbs, who had the following to say about her nominee "Over the past year and a half, Shiona has shown tremendous commitment to her training and has not missed a single academy session. She has shown great enthusiasm for producing and educating her ponies with a maturity that is a pleasure to work with. Even when things don't quite go to plan, Shiona has learnt to be patient and work through the difficulties to achieve a positive end result."

A member of British Showjumping since June 2012, Shiona has gained her 1* and is working hard to achieve her 2* of the NAF Pony Five Star Performance Awards Programme.

Upon hearing that she had won this month's award, a delighted Shiona said "I was surprised and shocked to hear that I had won this award. I joined the academy as I knew it was the best place for me to get training on certain areas that I was struggling with.

"I would like to thank my coach Sarah Tubbs for her nomination and for all her help that she has given me."

"I recently broke my ankle playing hockey so once I am able to ride again; I hope to head to the Premier shows with my ponies and continue to bring on my youngster Ben Beg Boy hopefully gaining our four double clears in British Novice for next year."

Griselda Handy, Brand Manager for NAF commented, ""Congratulations to Shiona it is clear how hard she has worked to achieve some great results with her ponies. Gaining her Shining Star award is great recognition of her determination and success, we are sure this is just the start of a promising young rider!"

The NAF Shining Star Award was introduced when NAF became a British Showjumping Business Partner. The award is for members of a Junior Academy who have shown a great deal of commitment, progression and outstanding behaviour along with their riding ability and much more. Riders are nominated by their lead coach, and then judged and awarded by NAF to one person each month.

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Mon 20 October, 2014

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7:00pm British Dressage Nationals 2014 Highlights from the 2014 LeMieux National Dressage Championship Grand Prix. (Ep 1/3)

8:00pm Yard Talk: Oliver Townend Badminton and Burghley winner Oliver Townend shows us around his Shropshire yard and talks frankly about the highs and lows of top level eventing.

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8:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: Burghley 2014 Guest presenter Charlotte Ricca-Smith goes behind the scenes at the legendary Burghley Horse Trials.

9:00pm Around the Dog World City of Birmingham Championship Dog Show 2014 is the setting. Watch highlights of every group and Best in Show, and exclusive winner and judge interviews. Analysis from Andrew Brace.

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10:00pm The Ride: Race Across the Steppe Barry and Joe are back, and this time they go to Mongolia to take part in the world's toughest horse race, The Mongol Derby! (S2, Ep 1/6)

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11:00pm Animal Rescue We follow the work of animal welfare inspectors in Dublin, Kerry and Galway as they travel the towns and counties investigating cases of cruelty and rescuing sick or injured animals.

11:30pm Animal Rescue Dublin SPCA Inspector Tony McGovern helps a horse trapped in a cattle grid. Also, in Ballybunion, husband and wife team Harry & Anne McDaid find Europe's deadliest reptile on a building site.

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Tues 21 October, 2014

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7:00pm British Dressage Nationals 2014 Highlights from the 2014 LeMieux National Dressage Championship Grand Prix Freestyle. (Ep 2/3)

8:00pm Yard Talk: Robert Walker Top showing rider and producer Robert Walker introduces the hunters, hacks and cobs that live on his Cheshire yard, and talks about his return to top-level competition after a life-threatening illness

8:30pm FEI Equestrian World Go behind the scenes of all the major FEI championships and series to get the personalities, lifestyle and news. This FEI series will open the door to equestrian stories from across the globe. (Ep5)

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9:00pm FEI Nations Cup 2014: Final Watch the world's best riders compete for their country in the FEI Nation Cup 2014: Final series from Barcelona.

10:00pm The Ride: Race Across the Steppe It's the end of day 1 of the Mongol Derby, the longest, toughest horse race in the world, and a disastrous combination of error and bad luck has put Barry and Joe at the back of the pack. (S2, Ep 2/6)

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11:00pm Animal Rescue Inspector Robbie Kenny faces a showdown over a horse in a back garden while Tony removes a stray snake from a family's kitchen.

11:30pm Animal Rescue Dublin SPCA Inspector Robbie Kenny responds to a call from a concerned motorist who notices a puppy and its mother living on the edge of the busy Naas dual carriageway.

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Wed 22 October, 2014

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8:00pm Yard Talk: Sam Griffiths Top Australian event rider Sam Griffiths shows us around his Dorset yard and talks about his Badminton win.

8:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: Burghley 2014 Guest presenter Charlotte Ricca-Smith goes behind the scenes at the legendary Burghley Horse Trials.

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9:00pm Showjumping from Royal Berkshire Highlights from the Royal Berkshire Show for final event in the International Stairway Series.

9:30pm Farming Sunday › We look at cattle diseases IBR and BVD and get an overview of proposed changes to arable spraying options. (S16, Ep 1/5)

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10:00pm The Ride: Race Across the Steppe After choosing to sleep out, Barry & Joe discover they're only 10 km behind the leaders and claw their way back in to the Mongol Derby - the longest, toughest horse race in the world. (S2, Ep 3/6)

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11:00pm Animal Rescue We follow the work of animal welfare inspectors in Dublin, Kerry, Galway and Cork as they travel the highways of Ireland investigating cases of animal cruelty and rescuing sick or injured animals.

11:30pm Animal Rescue We follow the work of animal welfare inspectors in Dublin, Kerry, Galway and Cork as they travel the highways of Ireland investigating cases of animal cruelty and rescuing sick or injured animals.

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Thurs 23 October, 2014

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7:30pm Tobbe in the Emirates Swedish Horse Artiste Tobbe Larsson takes us on a journey through the United Arab Emirates.

8:00pm Yard Talk: Sophie Wells Top dressage rider Sophie Wells MBE introduces her top horses and talks about her journey to the London 2012 Paralympics and beyond.

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8:30pm Arena UK 2014: Puissance Horse & Country TV brings you highlights of the Arena UK Puissance.

9:00pm British Dressage Nationals 2014 Jenny Rudall takes a look at some more of the action from the 2014 LeMieux National Dressage Championship. (Ep 3/3)

10:00pm The Ride: Race Across the Steppe It's the 4th day of the Mongol Derby, Barry and Joe have reached the halfway mark and are in 2nd and 3rd position with a real chance to catch up to the leader. (S2, Ep 4/6)

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11:00pm Animal Rescue In the final episode of the series Robbie and Tony struggle with a horse who doesn't want to be rescued. The Dublin duo spend seven hours trying to get a stubborn sick horse into a horse-box.

11:30pm Farming Sunday › Show one looks at liver fluke in cattle, profiles the new JCB front loaders and highlights current grain markets.

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Fri 24 October, 2014

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8:00pm Top Marks Intelligent Horsemanship › In the last instalment we see the team in Berkshire with more problem horses and the end of tour. What's next for Intelligent Horsemanship? (Ep 4/4)

8:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: Burghley 2014 Guest presenter Charlotte Ricca-Smith goes behind the scenes at the legendary Burghley Horse Trials.

9:00pm Farming Sunday › We look at dairying in Ireland and Scotland and beef production in Shropshire. (S16, Ep 4/5)

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9:30pm Farming Sunday › We look at fly control on dairy farms and get advice on the important area of fertility in beef production.

10:00pm The Ride: Race Across the Steppe Barry and Joe have completed 14 stages of the Mongol Derby and must select the right horses to maintain their chances of winning the race. (S2, Ep 5/6)

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11:00pm Farming Sunday › In this episode we take a look at anaerobic digestion on the farm and get advice on best practice in making silage.

11:30pm Farming Sunday › We look at IBR, dairy liner flushing systems and the work of the BCVA.

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Sat 25 October, 2014

Horse and Country

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8:00pm Showjumping from Royal Berkshire Highlights from the Royal Berkshire Show for final event in the International Stairway Series.

8:30pm FEI Equestrian World Go behind the scenes of all the major FEI championships and series to get the personalities, lifestyle and news. This FEI series will open the door to equestrian stories from across the globe. (Ep5)

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9:00pm Drive Thru Australia Geelong and the Great Ocean Road. Ben kicks off his journey along the Great Ocean Road at Geelong, where he cooks up Laksa and Panzanella. (Ep 4/13)

9:30pm Seventh Sense A film about a woman's journey to harness the seventh sense of horses to provide healing to herself and disabled children in South Africa.

10:00pm The Ride: Race Across the Steppe In the last stretch of the race Barry and Joe take a gamble and choose the wildest horses at the horse stations. Will this risk be worth the danger? And can they still win it? (S2, Ep 6/6)

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11:00pm Farming Sunday › We look at sheep farming in mid Wales, investigate antibiotic resistance and speak to Lancashire dairy farmer James Rogerson.

11:30pm Farming Sunday › It will contain a feature on precision farming, beef production in Cornwall and expert advice on lameness in dairy cattle.

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Sun 26 October, 2014

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8:30pm Parelli: The Four Savvys ''Finesse: Precision Riding with Contact,'' Pat Parelli teaches Samantha and her horse Aspen to ride with refinement, grace and a soft feel. (Ep 4/4)

9:00pm Parelli: The Four Savvys ''On Line: Problem Solving on the Ground,'' Pat Parelli teaches Cathy and her horse Raul trailer loading techniques. (Ep 1/4)

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9:30pm Parelli: The Four Savvys ''Liberty: Trust and Bonding on the Ground,'' Pat Parelli teaches Graham and his horse Dixie to communicate through the use of the Steady Pressure technique. (Ep 2/4)

10:00pm Parelli: The Four Savvys ''Freestyle: Control and Communication under Saddle,'' Pat Parelli teaches Jennifer and her horse River to communicate through the use of a carrot stick rather than reins. (Ep 3/4)

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10:30pm Parelli: The Four Savvys ''Finesse: Precision Riding with Contact,'' Pat Parelli teaches Samantha and her horse Aspen to ride with refinement, grace and a soft feel. (Ep 4/4)

11:00pm Farming Sunday › This week's show includes a look at cattle diseases Blackleg, Johnes Disease and Mycoplasma bovis.

11:30pm Farming Sunday › Includes a look at new tractor engine technologies, controlled traffic farming and frontloaders.

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