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Tony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fight"Without horseytalk we might as well all dig a hole and jump into it."

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Vets' horror at unnatural concave-faced animals created using extreme selection as owners search for the perfect-looking animal

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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.

THEY MUST BE REMOVED

Yately Common, Hampshire

Tony Barnett sets out his strategy for the future

"The route now to follow is quite clear .."

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony Barnett I am  convinced that the route now to follow is quite clear, regarding the history of the Blackbushe part of Yateley Common CL 24.

History will show that the entire land "the whole of Yateley Common CL 24" is ancient  open public  rights to

 access from all points of view, tolerance of the local inhabitants to use the products of the lands is in evidence, even if the lands were shown to be demesne lands of the Lord of the Manor, as early as 1235 judgement was given to the "commoners" against the objections of the owners where lawful access and the taking of the product from the lands by commoners who claimed as of right.

History will also show that anyone claiming rights on or over the land needed evidence to show that the ownership is documented to pre-date Quo Warranto 1189, (time of legal memory,) such evidence was required for the lands registration Act's 1925 and 1936 before claims lands being "freehold" could be registered, lands such as Yateley Common, (not being "property" in the sense of not being owned)were not included in the two Acts afore mentioned, the reason being the lands (Manorial Waste) waste land of the manor ( meaning where you live) were just that, uncultivated,un-occupied parcels of waste lands, therefore no title deeds to show ownership or regulated in anyway.

Such waste lands were being stolen by locals or were encroached upon by estates, the 1965 Commons Registration Act (CRA) was created to save manorial waste from becoming  no one's land to  becoming any mans land, and to register rights of common held by those that had evidence, that was held by families of commoners dating back decades, to support claims of rights, sworn affidavits before a JP were produced to the local authority to show entitlement to be registered  with rights of common, these were recorded in council registers and noted in the decision of the commons commissioners rulings.

History will will show that the Blackbushe part of Yateley Common CL 24 was requisitioned for military purposes during WW11, history also provides corrupt claims that the land was purchased by an RAF pilot from the Calthorpe estates in 1942, the Calthorpe legal claims can only be traced to the 1800's and so was not accepted by the Commissioner, neither was the alleged purchase of that year, Baden Fuller, Commons Commissioner states that there is no evidence that anybody  ever claimed compensation for not being able to use rights (on requisition it was abundantly clear that "all rights" would be suspended for the duration.

On the 29 April 1953 it was alleged that Sir Richard Calthorpe made an application as proprietor to HM Land registry of the Blackbushe part of Yateley Common under HP 6277, he goes on to say, "that I (Baden Fuller, Mr Commissioner) had no evidence as to how his title previous title was traced from 1891 conveyance to Lord Calthorpe", meaning no pre-registration of titles to pre-date quo warranto 1189, time immemorial, time of legal memory.

Blackbushe claim that the land was not common land before the 1965 CRA, well the county court Judge in his judgement 24th November 1964 found that the buildings were on lands within the section 194 1925 LPA which was at the commencement of this act (1926 after Royal assent) is subject to rights of common and post de-requisition were unlawful works on registered common land.

Jane Biscombe was challenged to write to Mick Lambert and  BCA to remove the buildings and themselves so as to return lawful access subject to the order of the Minister of works in 1960 the date of de-requisition, this means that the area so occupied to be returned back to the state in which it was before the works started, the council was paid to carryout the reinstatement of the area, which can be seen that the order was not fully complied with, claims that the commoners have abandoned their rights, very,very difficult to prove without the particular commoner-s putting in writing that they have abandoned their rights.

The presumption by blackbushe and BCA that rights have been abandoned through lack of use does not mean abandoned, case history;- Musgrave-v-Inclosure commissioners (1874)LR 9  Queens Bench(QB) 162 where a commoner had only exercised rights of common in 1828--1844-5 and in 1859-61, the court ruled that rights of common were alive, see also Mr.Justice Holroyd Moore-v-Rawson (1924) 5 Dow & Ry 238, the main consideration is that rights of common are attached to the dwelling/application lands and cannot be extinguished or separated through abandonment or conveyance.

This then bring me to the claims by Blackbushe and BCA claiming rights of ownership/occupation to de-register registered common land and registered commoners rights, as has been explained above this can never happen, to apply in the first instance the applicant must  be a legal lessee or proprietor, neither are, in fact above tells you that no such office exists, there's no one to conduct any arrangements on tenancy,conveyance, to organise functions/ events, access to common lands are by choice, there is no compensation should an accident or a fatality man or beast, this is also what must be considered by the operatives, but customers of the unlawful occupations of Yateley common CL 24.

As the RAF de-requisitioned the land in 1960,the buildings/runways also lost insurance cover, which for the duration of the occupation insurance to cover injuries etc of personnel was in place, now there is no insurance cover for the unlawful occupation, for the planes, and personnel employed, one must also consider the neighborhood regarding  their safety, although one might be accused of hypothesis, it must however be considered as no insurance companies will meet the compensation claims once been made aware that the operations on the common land are unlawful.

There are claims also that blackbushe, under one of its many guises had the areas of Yateley common registered as its property, if, it did apply it would have been through a fraudulent act as there are no title deeds, a would be pilot and supporter of the Blackbushe is Jane Biscombe, clerk to Yateley Town Council,here she has claimed that a lawful registration was made to gain two land registry documents HP 623124 and HP 707673, as a member of the public I applied for copies of the documents, "I don't have them she said they will be held by HCC that is where I got the information from, well if she has the title numbers of the two registrations how can she say that she does not have the documents, well HCC don't have any either, or they say they don't.

Its strange Jane Biscombe makes that statement because entered onto the commons registration record is claims by Yateley Town Council and Hawley that both own the common lands  on which BCA and Mick Lambert are in occupation, Jane states that Yateley council did not claim ownership, well it is in black and white, so, if, Blackbushe applied for two registrations to the land registry as owners, the purchase could only have come via a conveyance from both councils named on the commons register for the 1965 CRA.

Fraud was also committed by Hampshire councils when complying with the order from the Secretary of State to identify all the Manorial waste in the respective counties for registering the wastes as common lands for the 1965 commons registration act, all such registration were identified as a section 9, this was to show that no owners could be traced, where I have identified frauds under the 2006 fraud Acts is where the clerk to Hampshire authorities, when contacted by the Secretary of States envoys I.E, the University Of Aberytswyth north Wales  to compile information on each and every parcel of lands that were not included in the lands registration Acts 1925 and 1936, I.E, manorial waste, the clerk to the  council issued false information by not stating that the part that is appendant to the area of Blackbushe still held remnants of the occupation by the RAF, also that Yateley town council and Hawley had claimed ownership of that particular area, so Mr. Commissioner Baden Fullers decision was on the information given.

The other identified fraud is Mortgage fraud, here the unlawful occupiers are using the land/buildings, not owned by them as collateral, all with the full Knowledge of HCC, demands now must be for copies of evidence held and for the removal as per Minister of works order in 1960.

Maritsa Singer wrote to John Ellis, Blackwater Solutions, Secretary of the Blackbushe Airport Consultative Committee

"You agreed you will provide me with the required documentary evidence of proof of ownership of the Common Land by Blackbushe Airport.  This means providing me with FULL DISCLOSURE of any application and ownership rights as claimed by Blackbushe Airport."

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What is the point of the OPEN SPACES SOCIETY if it does not act to preserve open spaces ..............
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THE BEST BRITISH HORSE RACINGS

THE BEST BRITISH HORSE RACINGS

Horse racing is one of the most ancient sports of all time.

As it was very popular with the royalty of British society, it soon earned the title of "Sport of Kings". With racing taking place in Britain all year, there is always some interesting top-notch events not to be missed.

No matter whether you just want to keep yourself updated or bet on races, by registering at betway.com, you will find everything you need to know about horse racings and many other kinds of sport betting.

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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

How Winston Churchill threw himself into riding to face down the dervishes in the last British cavalry charge at the Battle of Omdurman

How Winston Churchill threw himself into riding to face down the dervishes in the last British cavalry charge at the Battle of Omdurman
Churchill,  with his racehorse 'Colonist II' after it had won the Lowther Stakes at Newmarket

- Churchill was raised riding horses and his small frame made him a natural at it

- His ability in the saddle saved his life on multiple occasions in the armed forces

- He continued into his old age and had his last day's hunting on his 74th birthday

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Sara Squires

Sara SquiresBlack Country Saddles sponsored event rider, Sara Squires offers some useful advice on ensuring your horse is responsive and reacts positively, no matter what the situation.

The essence of success is to train your horse to be careful. This means he must remain focused throughout a competition so he has the ability to react as necessary, thinking on his feet throughout.

I believe that when training your horse to jump, you must introduce lots of variety...... read more

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Helping donkey victims of Hurrican Irma

Helping donkey victims of Hurrican Irma

The Donkey Sanctuary dispatched a team to Barbuda to ensure the welfare of the island's feral donkeys in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which risk hindering the rebuilding efforts by straying onto the local airport runway.

Says Simon Pope, Rapid Response and Campaigns Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary.

"An inspection of the airport fence confirmed what we had guessed – not an inch of it was standing, having been comprehensively flattened by the storm. The fact that it was pretty flimsy and rusting hadn't helped prolong its life, but it meant that donkeys and horses for miles around had been able to wander in and adopt the airport as their own private playground and restaurant.

As we were packing up to go, two friendly firemen drove up and introduced themselves. A small plane was about to land and they needed to check the runway for any debris that might have blown onto it. Not much of anything was working at the airport – the runway lights, which were tough, short columns set into the grass border, had all been ripped out of the ground. There were twisted pieces of metal, bits of roofs and planks with huge nails in them, as well as clothes, shoes and curtains. Just about everything had been scattered around the runway perimeter.

The runway itself was scarred and marked by the debris, although the potholes had been repaired temporarily. Five huge metal containers (the sort you see on ships) had been sitting beside the runway before Irma struck and now no-one could find them. We actually stumbled across one over half a mile away and it had only been stopped because it got wrapped round an obstinate tree.

The firemen were very aware of the donkey issue at the airport, but took it in their stride. Before each plane came in or took off, they drove round the runway in a car, the simple act of which scared the donkeys away. Neither the firemen nor the donkeys saw it as a big deal, although the former were quite interested in short term solutions to dissuade the donkeys and horses from congregating there. We talked about crow scarers and klaxons and they were very open to trying them out. Another good connection made.

We loaded up our equipment, and made our way back to the harbour. It wasn't a long walk, but it took us to part of the town that seemed to have been most badly affected by the hurricane. A huge truck had been blown over on its side and into someone's front garden. A herd of goats had taken over someone's lounge and were variously sleeping on the sofa or absent-mindedly eating it. It was eerily quiet, broken only by the banging of loose tin roofs.

Out of every house spilled the private, personal things that made up the lives of their inhabitants and I felt uncomfortable looking at it, like some voyeuristic snoop. But it felt like I was looking at the end of the world as one of the few people still standing, an unnerving but utterly extraordinary feeling.

Very slowly, Barbudans are returning to their homes. The government lifted the evacuation order last week but people are trickling back, not flooding. They are a proud, resilient people, who see themselves as quite different from their neighbours in Antigua. A small group of them, congregated around some tables, called me over to say hello.

"We knew it was coming," they said. "It took its time, and then it took off. You just can't imagine what it was like. We were so scared. We'd been hiding under the sink in the kitchen, but once that went we just held onto each other because there was nothing else to hold onto."

The hurricane was so powerful that some meteorologists say there should be a rethink on how storm levels are calculated. There are five categories of storm strength and Irma was a five. By way of comparison, the 1987 storm that caused such havoc in the UK had an average wind speed of 50 mph and gusts up to 115 mph. Irma meanwhile registered average 185mph winds with gusts of up to 225 mph.

So Irma has now raised the bar, so to speak, forcing the creation of two new categories above five. It just goes the show the sheer magnitude of what the island's inhabitants were faced with and why we felt compelled to lend our support."

If you would like to donate to help The Donkey Sanctuary support donkeys at times of crisis, please visit the JustGiving page.

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

BEF Independent Review

BEF Independent Review

Further to the statement released on 20 July 2017 by BEF Chair, Joanne Shaw, regarding the commissioning of an independent review following concerns raised by the outgoing Chief Executive Clare Salmon, the organisation administering the review, Sport Resolutions has now published the Terms of Reference.

The Review's Terms of Reference can be accessed by clicking here

CV's of the Review Panel can be accessed here

Sport Resolutions has an area on its website on which you can find more detail, including the Terms of Reference and Pro Forma: www.sportresolutions.co.uk/services/befreview 

Any persons wishing to contact Sport Resolutions confidentially or submit a Pro Forma (deadline for submissions is 3 November 2017) can do so via a dedicated mailbox - via befreview@sportresolutions.co.uk – further contact information for Sport Resolutions can be located on their website.

"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

Road safety

Gary Foggon eager to raise awareness with horse owners and riders - after being involved in an accident

Gary Foggon eager to raise awareness with horse owners and riders - after being involved in an accident

Following a recent collision with a car, leading rider Gary Foggon wants to raise awareness with other horse owners and riders with regards to road safety issues.

On a recent sunny morning ride Gary had been enjoying a pleasant hack on his event horse Charlie. Suddenly, he felt Charlie's legs giving way beneath him, and he quickly realised that a car had collided into the back of them.

Gary and Charlie both fell to the floor and Charlie started galloping off in a blind panic. Fortunately, Charlie responded to Gary's voice and therefore calmed down.

This has prompted Black Country Saddles sponsored rider Gary to take the opportunity to promote road safety issues for all when out riding.

Said Gary: "I would urge all riders to wear appropriate safety clothing even on a hot sunny day.  This accident was really traumatic and obviously upsetting and you always have to consider the possibility of serious injury or indeed permanent damage to yourself or your horse.

"Our roads are usually wide enough for horses to share with cars, but tolerance and understanding on both sides is always an absolute necessity.

"I would encourage all riders to learn basic first aid for both horse and rider.

Gary Foggon eager to raise awareness with horse owners and riders - after being involved in an accident

"I would also recommend that riders carry a mobile phone with them, should they need to use it in an emergency and it is useful to carry written contact details of who can be contacted in an emergency."

Horses are powerful animals that are easily frightened and can panic, especially near fast-moving traffic.

Horse riders should obviously be conversant with the Highway Code – as should motorists of course.

This is a subject that attracts a lot of on-going debate though the ultimate aim is for all those using the roads to be able to do so safely.

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 1196

It is now 1196 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

Cuddle with pony

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

Time is running out!

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

New Report Reveals Shocking Treatment of Horses at 'Blood Farms' in Uruguay

blood farming mares

A new report on recent investigations undertaken by Germany's Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) has uncovered apparently brutal practices at so called 'blood farms' in Uruguay where blood is harvested from pregnant mares for use in veterinary drugs.

The video (which can be viewed here) reveals a number of horrific findings. Semi-feral mares are shown being violently handled and roughly restrained while their blood is collected, before being turned out into paddocks – apparently weak and exhausted. Even more disturbing is the fact that the mares' pregnancies are routinely, manually aborted with no pain relief, care or compassion.

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extraction building Footage from AWF shows the stalls where blood is extracted

This terrible abuse is said to be for the production of a hormone, PMSG, which is used in veterinary drugs to stimulate and synchronise oestrus in millions of farm animals. World Horse Welfare is disgusted and appalled at the findings of this latest report which raises serious questions as to what regulations are in place to protect these helpless mares, how they are being enforced and how such products could be available in Europe.

A petition from Avaaz.org calling on the European Union to stop the import of these products has already collected more than 1.5 million signatures but a renewed push is now needed and World Horse Welfare is supporting the campaign – urging as many people as possible to sign and share this vital petition.

skull cameraAWF's investigation found bones and remains of horses littering vast forest pastures belonging to the blood farms visited

World Horse Welfare Chief Executive Roly Owers said:

"The AWF's film is simply sickening to watch –a complete affront to even the most basic principles of horse welfare.  The alleged systematic, repeated manual abortions of these mares' foals are particularly ethically reprehensible.  The AWF's findings raise serious questions about whether the horses are adequately protected within existing regulations around PMSG production, and whether the EU should be importing products derived from such brutality. 

"That is why we are supporting this petition to European Union institutions to reconsider allowing imports of PMSG into the EU while there are such extreme concerns.  However, even with higher standards, we remain to be convinced that horse welfare could ever be truly protected in PMSG production and if the drug is needed, more and improved synthetic alternatives have to be found or different farm animal management practices adopted."

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injured mare

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

Five-year jail terms for animal cruelty crimes are planned by Gove as offenders continue to get off lightly

Five-year jail terms for animal cruelty crimes are planned by Gove as offenders continue to get off lightly

- Environment Secretary wants max term of six months increased dramatically

- Since 2005, 12 in every 13 people convicted for animal cruelty avoided jail

- One in four animal cruelty cases is punished with only a fine

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Judges announced for the 2018 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awardss

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced three new judges who will form part of the panel of 12 for the 2018 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.

The Awards, sponsored by Godolphin and run by the BHA in association with the Racing Post, recognise and reward the outstanding dedication and skills of the stud and stable staff who are at the heart of British racing.

The new Judges are: Josh Apiafi, Founder and Director of Rewards4Racing.com; last year's Employee of the Year Terry Doherty of Watership Down Stud; and ITV Racing's Alice Plunkett. Fuller biographies can be seen below:

• Josh Apiafi started his racing life as a Racing Groom and amateur jockey in the early 90s for champion trainer Martin Pipe. Since then he has turned his attention to the business side of the racing industry. He was part of the management team in the early days at Betfair and then went on to become the CEO of the Professional Jockeys Association. In 2011 he launched the racing industry's award winning loyalty program, Rewards4Racing.com

• Terry Doherty has been Stud Manager of Watership Down for 24 years and his professionalism, integrity and dedication has helped shape what the Stud has become today. He won both the Stud Staff Award and Employee of the Year at the 2017 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.

• Alice Plunkett is a former event rider and Jump Jockey. She has been a broadcaster for over 15 years with Channel 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and most recently as part of the ITV Racing Team. She also sits on the board of Cheltenham Racecourse.

Existing members of the panel include Racing Welfare and former Northern Racing College Chief Executive Dawn Goodfellow, former Jump jockey and self-employed businessman Mark Bradburne, National Stud Training Director Tabbi Smith and Hazel Peplinski, Chief Executive of Perth Racecourse.

Dinah Nicholson, whose late husband David has the Newcomer category named in his honour, also forms part of the panel along with the National Association of Stable Staff Chief Executive George McGrath, Newsells Park Stud General Manager Julian Dollar and Ollie McPhail, Lead Education Officer of Racing to School. Brough Scott will continue in his role as Chairman of the panel.

Brough Scott, Chairman of the judging panel, said:

"The awards have not stopped growing in their 14 years so far and we have seen countless examples of the hard work and dedication that is required in a stud or racing yard.

"There are only seven weeks until nominations close on Tuesday 21 November. If you are a trainer, owner, manager or racing colleague I would urge you to nominate someone who deserves to be recognised."

The Awards offer more than £125,000 in prize money, with up to £40,000 available to a single yard or stud. The prizes will be presented in front of an invited audience on the evening of Monday 19 February 2018 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.

The nomination process is very simple and is available to trainers online via the Racing Administration website. 

Nominations can also be completed or downloaded
via www.studandstablestaffawards.co.uk and www.racingpost.com.

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

Much-loved Penny Remembered in Stunning Rocking Horse

rocking horse penny

Penny was one of the first ever welfare cases to come into the care of World Horse Welfare's Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Blackpool when it first opened in 2001. Penny was just four years old when she was found and in a terrible state - extremely underweight, suffering from a lice infestation and a massive worm burden. She was also completely unhandled and very wary of humans.

penny arrivalPenny on arrival at World Horse Welfare

The team at World Horse Welfare Penny Farm worked hard to build Penny's trust and confidence through her rehabilitation and slowly she began to blossom into a stunning young horse.

Penny Rocking Horse Raffle

It was clear that Penny had incredible potential and little did the team know what exciting things the future had in store for her as Penny was chosen to join the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, starting her illustrious career with the Troop just a few months after arriving at the farm.

penny thorntonL-R Penny Thornton, Penny and Gunner Ridley

Penny received military training which is a slightly different style of riding to civilian and was trained to get used to different uniformed tack and to a rider carrying a sword on her side.

Penny became part of the gun team, pulling one of six WW1 guns at the regiment. In parades she was 'on the wheel' as a brake horse and her first ever parade was the Queen Mother's funeral. Thereafter she was involved in every parade the King's Troop took part in from the Queen's birthday to being part of the gun team that fired a salute to mark the birth of Prince George.

Penny retired from the King's Troop in 2013 after 12 years' service and was officially handed back to World Horse Welfare where she was received by Penny Thornton, a trustee of the charity after whom Penny Farm and Penny are named. Captain Owen Beynon Brown of the King's Troop said:

"Penny has been a superb military working horse."

penny riddenPenny with Gunner Ridley

On her return to the farm, Penny was given some time off and reassessed by the team before she found a new home as a companion where she lived happily until she was put to sleep in April 2015.

World Horse Welfare is delighted that the legendary Stevenson Brothers have now crafted a stunning unique rocking horse of Penny in celebration of the charity's 90th anniversary. This amazing lasting tribute to Penny wears full ceremonial tack and would be an amazing addition to any home.

To be in with a chance of winning Penny, worth an incredible £10,000, take part in our rocking horse raffle here: 
https://www.worldhorsewelfarerockinghorseraffle.org/

rocking horse penny

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

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 New Face of Equithème Seasonal Collections

Leading French label Equithème, well known for their forwarding thinking rider and horse wear collections have chosen French model and TV personality Karine Ferri to be the face of their new season collections.

Wanting to embrace the urban sportwear look, Equithème has joined forces with Karine to model the latest Equithème range, providing an edgy, contemporary vibe.

In France, Karine has a long list of achievements including public and TV personality, radio presenter and model.

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 New Face of Equithème Seasonal Collections

She has even been voted first in the country's Favourite Personality of the Year Award for five consecutive years.

Karine is well known as a presenter of hit French TV shows such as The Voice, The Voice Kids and MasterChef and she has also presented a behind the scenes programme at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, the French Lotto and competed in Dancing with the Stars.

This talented lady has even featured in the French version of the hit Blue Sky film Rio as Chloe the goose.

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 New Face of Equithème Seasonal Collections

Said Karine: "I was so excited to get involved in this project with Equithème as I think this new collection is so stylish and sporty.

"The day we spent on the photo-shoot at the beautiful venue which featured some stunning horses was a real pleasure and the Equithème team were wonderful to work with."

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 New Face of Equithème Seasonal Collections

Equithème Director, Eric Imola said: "This was a really exciting opportunity for the brand as it helps to broaden our market and showcase our clothing to have an urban, versatile and sporty feel.  Thanks to the help of the beautiful Karine Ferri, I feel we have achieved this."

To learn more about the Equithème brand visit their website www.equitheme.co.uk

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Craig Chadwick 

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After a successful weekend at the British Horse Feeds Red Dagon Festival of Endurance there was one last prize to be awarded

Like any competition, not just in Endurance, it is always helpful to have someone there to support and offer a helping hand.

The prestigious British Horse Feeds Recognition Award for Best Crew Member 2017 was created to give riders the chance to show some appreciation by nominating their supporters for the title.

After this years' event the award for Best Crew Member went to Craig Chadwick from Stoke on Trent.

Craig, nominated by his 17-year-old daughter Charlotte, was supporting both his wife Ruth and Charlotte, throughout the competition.

Charlotte nominated her Dad because he isn't just a crew member and Dad, he is Charlotte's best friend.

Said Charlotte: "My Dad puts his heart and soul into crewing whenever we go out competing, and has driven me across the UK and overseas to Portugal and Holland so I can do what I love, endurance."

Charlotte continued: "His hard work isn't just at competitions, he works extremely hard at home and knows my horses inside out."

Craig's wife has been competing in Endurance for 15 years and has passed the love for the sport on to Charlotte who became interested in the discipline at the young age of seven.

With a yard of five horses and Charlotte competing internationally for Great Britain, this means the family has done many miles of travelling including the European Championships in Portugal.

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