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Widow of football fan trampled to death by Police horse calls for review of evidence

Widow of football fan trampled to death by Police horse calls for review of evidenceTerry Coles Mr Coles died after suffering abdominal injuries

The widow of a Swansea football fan who died after being trampled by a police horse 16 years ago has called for a review of the evidence. Terry Coles was struck near Rotherham's football ground in 2000 and an inquest concluded his death was accidental.

John Morse Solicitors called for a fresh review as the findings of a police watchdog inquiry were not known at the time of the inquest. South Yorkshire Police has been asked to comment. Mr Coles' widow, Christine Coles, said she hoped to ask the force to "reconsider the evidence" and "re-address all the issues".

"At the end of the day, nobody deserves to go to a match and die. It was an accident that should never ever have happened," she said. "I feel this is our last chance really. There's no good being bitter, you have to move on with your life but it was a very traumatic experience and something that will always be with us," she added.

Mr Coles had travelled to Rotherham's Millmoor ground with other Swansea City fans for the final game of the season on 6 May 2000. But before the match started, trouble broke out between opposing fans and Mr Coles died after suffering abdominal injuries after he was struck by a police horse.

An inquest at Doncaster Magistrates' Court in 2003 heard the incident was unavoidable as Mr Coles, who was four times over the drink-drive limit at the time of his death, had walked into the horse's path.

A later review by the Independent Police Complaints Commission found the actions of three officers; Supt Dave Turner, Ch Insp Paul Cropley and PC Dave Lindsay amounted to "a failure of duty".

Supt Dave Turner, received a verbal warning, but no action was taken against the others who had retired and were no longer subject to the police disciplinary code. Mrs Coles took civil action against South Yorkshire Police but lost the High Court claim for compensation in 2005. John Morse Solicitors, who previously acted for Mrs Coles and her family, backed her call for a review of evidence.

"South Yorkshire Police and the IPCC should release their files in their entirety to Mrs Coles and her lawyers to consider whether an application should also be made to the court to allow an appeal out of time against the findings of the judge in striking out part of the claim and a rehearing ordered," the firm said.

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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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Meet Anastasia:

She's 12, Tiny and Determined to Succeed

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

NEW APPROVED GLOBAL WELFARE STANDARDS LAUNCHED FOR WORKING EQUINES

NEW APPROVED GLOBAL WELFARE STANDARDS LAUNCHED FOR WORKING EQUINES

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has approved global welfare standards for working horses, donkeys and mules at its annual World Assembly in Paris. 

As many as 180 member countries are now committed to implementing these standards, which will form part of the OIE's Terrestrial Code. The standards entitle working equines to their most basic of needs, such as food, water and shelter. They are a significant step towards improving welfare conditions for millions of working equines as they give global recognition to the importance of their welfare.

The organisation has also been encouraging its collaborating partners in over 20 countries to contact and develop relationships with their local OIE representatives. These relationships will become more important now that the chapter has been adopted, as the bigger challenge is encouraging each country individually to implement the standards.

Director of International Operations, The Donkey Sanctuary, Stephen Blakeway, who has helped advocate for the framework over the last five years is delighted.

He said: "At last donkeys, mules and hinnies are recognised in global standards that can be used by everyone working to protect them. There is no longer any excuse for donkeys to be invisible. At The Donkey Sanctuary, our next task is to align our own work to the standards so that we have strong case studies showing how practical application benefits donkeys and people socially and economically."

Reacting to the approval of the working equine welfare standards, The Donkey Sanctuary CEO Mike Baker said, "This is fantastic news! The first global welfare standards for working donkeys is a real milestone and we hope it will help to drive forward greater welfare standards for these hardworking animals who give so much to their human owners and communities."

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 697

It is now 697 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

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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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RIO 2016

Where to see the action in Britain's city centres

Rio de Janeiro may be some 6,000 miles away but supporters of Team GB are set to be taken closer to the action at this summer's Olympic Games as eight cities are already confirmed as Official Team GB FanZone hosts.

As our nation's Olympians prepare to recapture the spirit of London 2012 – when the United Kingdom came together to support their phenomenal efforts – we are pleased to announce that already Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Leeds, London, Manchester, Plymouth and Swansea will host live coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Venues confirmed so far are:

  • Centenary Square, Bradford
  • Millennium Square, Bristol
  • Millennium Place, Coventry
  • Millennium Square, Leeds
  • BeachEast, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
  • London Bridge City, London
  • Media City, Manchester
  • Armada Way, Plymouth
  • Castle Square, Swansea

The FanZones will be the best place to catch the action and soak up the samba spirit as the nation's finest athletes aim to make it Team GB's best ever away Games.

Entry to each FanZone is free and there will also be the opportunity to learn more about how you can participate in some of the Olympic sports that are on show in Brazil this August.

The FanZones will show live coverage of the Olympic Games at selected times between  1pm and 10pm between 5-22 August – depending on local FanZone opening times – offering the chance to share memorable and historic sporting moments among fellow fans of Team GB.

Team GB Great, Beth Tweddle, said: "Team GB fans are so passionate and it was fantastic in 2012 to get everyone together at locations across the country.  There is something very special about everyone coming together to support Team GB.  I'd encourage fans around the UK to visit a FanZone during the Olympic Games and show the athletes in Rio that they are behind them.

"It's great to see the cities backing Team GB ahead of another exciting Olympic Games, and they'd love as many fans as possible to visit."

Further cities may be confirmed in the run-up to the Olympic Games as Team GB aims for regional coverage across the United Kingdom.

The project is a partnership between Team GB and the Local Authorities and is funded through support from official Team GB partners Aldi, Müller and The National Lottery. For more information go to the Team GB FanZone web page.

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

Dying veteran who was paralyzed in Vietnam is reunited with his beloved horses who were brought 150 miles to be by his hospital bedside

Dying veteran who was paralyzed in Vietnam is reunited with his beloved horses who were brought 150 miles to be by his hospital bedside

- Roberto Gonzalez was paralyzed after he was shot two months into serving in Vietnam, on May 21 1970

- Despite his life-changing injury, Gonzalez worked for 40 years as a horse trainer in his hometown of Premont, Texas

- Wife said that although he cannot talk, she could see the emotion in his face

Read more .......

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Robinson Animal HealthcareTop Tips for Summer Survival

As the temperature has started to rise and summer seems to have finally arrived, now is the time to get out and enjoy time with your horse or pony.

To make the most of the warmer weather it is important to keep your horse healthy and take steps to avoid some common ailments that could spoil your summer fun and also keep your horse comfortable during the hottest part of the day.

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Young Professional's Award 

Applications now open

Young Professional's Award 

This prestigious award is now entering its seventh year and the aim is always to offer young people, between the age of 18 and 25, an opportunity of self-discovery and development.

Supported by the BEF Excel Talent Programme with funding from the National Lottery through Sport England, we aim to help them make the step from keen amateur dressage lover to a worthwhile young professional in a thriving equestrian industry.

Last year, with this in mind, the scheme was developed further to enable applicants to offer an additional 'strength' in the final. This strength or 'strand' will contribute to the existing skills that they are required to show as competent riders of a variety of horses. The two strands will be:-

  • Coaching
  • Stable Management

The initial training days run in the establishments of some of our top riders/trainers will give the young people selected a wonderful day of education in the environment of an outstanding 'name' in dressage. The six finalists who then are chosen from these initial days will be encouraged to decide which strength or 'strand' they will present at the final.

The coaching strand will demonstrate a competence in your developing skills in 'teaching' (you may be working towards UKCC qualifications or already have them or a BHS teaching qualification).

The stable management strand will demonstrate your basic competence at assessing and managing horses in your daily care in a yard situation (you may be asked to assess the state of fitness of a horse, its state of shoeing or its action in a trot up).

The six finalists will attend a compulsory workshop day prior to the final where they will be fully briefed about the 'strand' approach, which is a new and exciting development. Finalists will have the chance to meet the other finalists and participate in a range of workshops designed to familiarise them with all aspects of the final. 

To apply, click here to read the application criteria and download the application form.

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

Meet the world's most handsome horse, Frederik, whose lustrous mane changes style according to his mood and drives the fillies wild

- Frederick The Great may just be the world's most handsome horse

- The Friesian stallion has shiny black hair and a long flowing mane

- A breathtaking video shows Frederik galloping freely around his stable

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

"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

Horse-injury Olivia thanks donors for £30,000 to fly her back to UK

Olivia Fairclough before her accident and in a hospital bed

A woman injured in a horse-riding accident in Egypt has thanked generous-hearted members of the public who donated £30,000 to get her home.

Olivia Fairclough, 31, was able to undergo surgery in Cairo before being flown to Teesside thanks to donations.

She is now being treated at James Cook University Hospital after being paralysed from the waist down in the April accident.

Ms Fairclough said people had been "phenomenal".

Speaking to BBC Tees, Ms Fairclough said: "All I remember is I was on the horse nice and quiet, then I remember waking up on the sand not being able to move and hardly able to breathe."

She suffered serious injuries after the horse crushed her but was unable to pay for vital surgery in Egypt.

Her family started an online appeal which raised enough money to pay for the surgery and then transport her to the Teesside hospital via the Great North Air Ambulance and Capital Air Ambulance.

Ms Fairclough said: "(The donations) have been absolutely phenomenal. The target being reached in 14 days was mad, I'm overwhelmed by all the donations from well-wishers just to get me home.

"The fact that strangers are donating to get me home is absolutely amazing, it's just wonderful.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you to everybody, you're in my heart forever."

Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

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

Appleby here we come

Appleby here we come

Horse-loving travellers take to the roads as they start the journey from far and wide on their way to one of the world's biggest gipsy events

- Travellers were spotted making their way along the A65 in North Yorkshire today as they head to Westmorland

- Up to 10,000 travellers will arrive in Appleby over the next few days ahead of the annual fair that starts on June 2

- Appleby Horse Fair is an opportunity for travellers to meet old friends, conduct business and mainly to trade horses

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

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

Just watching the clouds!

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

Accessibility Mark Reaches Landmark

Accessibility Mark Reaches Landmark

A national scheme providing more riding opportunities for disabled people has now reached a milestone with 30 centres up and down the country approved.

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), in partnership with Hoof, the British Equestrian Federation's (BEF) participation programme launched the Accessibility Mark scheme to encourage those who do not already partake in equestrian activities or would not usually have the opportunity to do so, to experience the many benefits that riding can bring.

Through the Accessibility Mark scheme riding centres can form an association with the RDA, without the requirement to set up a charity, opening opportunities to centres that were unable to set up a charity. Accessibility Mark allows centres to affiliate to the RDA and benefit from their wealth of knowledge with very little change to their current set up.

Accessibility Mark Reaches Landmark

RDA Chief Executive Ed Bracher said: "It is very exciting to have reached this point in the development of the Accessibility Mark.  The project is allowing more disabled people to get active and experience the benefits of riding.  It is really important that the equestrian industry makes sure that we are accessible to as many people as possible and RDA is proud to be helping this become a reality".

Most riding centres already teach some riders with disabilities but value the training, support and guidance that Accessibility Mark offers, giving clients reassurance that the centre has been assessed to the high standards set out by the RDA, and ensuring the staff have confidence in their ability to provide a first class service that can be enjoyable to riders of all levels.

Accessibility Mark Reaches Landmark

The 30 accredited centres are opening up a new avenue for disabled people to access sport and activities in their local area, in support of their local RDA centres who are often massively oversubscribed with an extensive waiting list.

Riding can have a hugely beneficial effect on a range of disabilities, as well as a therapeutic response for those with autism and mental health concerns, and for this reason demand is high.

Accessibility Mark status is awarded to a riding centre that has been approved by RDA following training and assessment. The close link with the RDA means that they offer continuous support to the establishment to ensure they provide you with a first class service and an experience that aims to be hugely beneficial. There are currently 30 Accessibility Mark approved centres across the country.

To find your nearest RDA Group or Accessibility Mark centre visit www.rda.org.uk.

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

RIO 2016

75-YEAR-OLD RIDER TO MISS GAMES BECAUSE HORSE IS ILL

Police horses used in London football chaos

Japan's 75-year-old equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu will not be competing in this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics after he was unable to meet the criteria to join a qualifying trial for the Japanese team.

Hoketsu, who made his Olympic debut in Tokyo in 1964 and was the oldest athlete to compete in the 2012 London Games at the Japanese record of 71, has been training in the Netherlands and Germany but hadn't been able to take part in competitions after his horse fell ill.

The Japan Equestrian Federation has been demanding the riders mark qualifying standard scores set by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports by May 23 in order to take part in its qualifying trial.

"I don't want to push the horse, so unfortunately I have given up upon the dream of competing in the Rio Olympics," Hoketsu is said to have told sources. "There's nothing decided about the future. First I'd like to prioritize getting the horse well again."

Hoketsu would have become the oldest athlete to compete in the Olympics had he qualified Rio, overtaking Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn, who participated in the 1920 Antwerp Games at the age of 72.

Hoketsu was aiming for his fourth Olympics after also appearing in the 2008 Beijing Games by winning one of four spots available for Japan.

BEVA

BEVA
BEVA President Mark Bowen and immediate Past President Andrew Harrison (centre left and right) receiving the Award from Diane Ashiru-Oredope, pharmacist lead for Public Health England and deputy CMO Professor John Watson

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) received a highly commended award at the Antibiotic Guardian Awards for their contribution to antibiotic stewardship. It was the only organisation from the veterinary profession to be shortlisted.

The Antibiotic Guardian Awards were introduced this year by Public Health England (PHE) and aim to champion UK organisations and individuals who have demonstrated achievement in tackling antimicrobial resistance at a local, regional or national level. They were held at Birmingham Town Hall on 12 May and BEVA was the only organisation from the veterinary profession to be included.

BEVA first launched its Protect ME antimicrobial campaign in 2012 to coincide with European Antimicrobial Awareness day. The Association has launched additional resources each year to facilitate compliance and educate the public about the importance of antimicrobial awareness.

Mark Bowen, President of BEVA and co-author of the Protect ME toolkit, said: "It is a great achievement for a veterinary organisation to be recognised alongside the human health sector which invariably has significantly more resources to support antimicrobial stewardship. Protect ME has had a fantastic uptake from the equine profession and are proud of the impact that it is having. BEVA is grateful to all who have contributed to its success, especially Wendy Furness and Jacky Paton of the Scarsdale veterinary group, Derby who trialled it prior to launch and adopted it fully within the practice."

The BEVA Protect ME toolkit is free to BEVA members and can be downloaded at www.beva.org.uk

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

RSPCA could be blocked from using animal welfare rules to prosecute hunts as High Court rules it has been wrongly applying law

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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Says Naomi SmithIt is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more

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7:00pm Country Calendar on Horseback On Track. A look at how top harness racing driver Ricky May successfully juggles two careers by also running a Mid Canterbury farm. (S1, Ep 1/11)

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9:00pm FEI Classics 2016: Badminton The FEI Classics 2016 is a series uniting the top end of the international eventing circuit. Watch all the action from Badminton. (S5, Ep 5/8)

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10:00pm Hounds & The Huntsman › A fascinating documentary about a Sussex huntsman who has a unique relationship with his hounds. Follow the pack as they feed, breed, get judged at shows and chase the scent of a fox. (S1, Ep 1/1)

11:00pm Horse Town Superstar jockey Frankie Dettori will be competing for Newmarket's most prestigious prize, the Darley July Cup. He'll be riding Undrafted, owned by NFL star Wes Welker. (S1, Ep 1/6)

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7:00pm Country Calendar on Horseback Horse Whisperer. Horse trainer Scott O'Malley uses a gentle method to start in (break in) horses for all disciplines from dressage to driving cattle. He calls his method "horsemanship". (S1, Ep 3/11)

7:30pm Country Calendar on Horseback Winner's Circle. A look at successful Waikato sheep and beef farmer David Ellis who runs a business buying thoroughbred horses he believes to be future racetrack winners. (S1, Ep 4/11)

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8:30pm FEI Equestrian World Go behind the scenes of all the major FEI championships and series to get the personalities and news. This FEI series will open the door to equestrian stories from across the globe. (S3, Ep 5/12)

9:00pm The Mysterie of Saddlery A fascinating look at the world of saddlery and its related crafts and trades. From the tannery to the workshops of some of Britain's most skilled saddle and harness makers. (S1, Ep1/1)

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10:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: Avon Vale P2P Jenny Rudall heads to the Avon Vale P2P at Larkhill for all the high octane point to point action. (S5, Ep 3/13)

11:00pm Horse Town It's the start of the July Sales at Europe's biggest horse auction house, Tattersalls. Hundreds of buyers from all over the world will be vying to buy the best race horses. (S1, Ep 2/6)

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Wed 1 June, 2016

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7:00pm Country Calendar on Horseback Head for the Hills. We meet the Parsons family who find time between farming sheep on their Otago property to take part in many activities including riding in the Goldfields Cavalcade. (S1, Ep 5/11)

7:30pm Country Calendar on Horseback Riding to the Limit. A small Manawatu community hosts the national championships for the fast growing equestrian sport of endurance riding. (S1, Ep 6/11)

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8:00pm FEI Equestrian World Go behind the scenes of all the major FEI championships and series to get the personalities and news. This FEI series will open the door to equestrian stories from across the globe. (S3, Ep 5/12)

8:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: Badminton Jenny heads to Badminton Horse trials to bring you all the behind the scenes action from the grassroots and the 4 star competition. (S5, Ep5/13)

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9:00pm FEI Classics 2016: Kentucky The FEI Classics 2016 is a series uniting the top end of the international eventing circuit. Watch all the action from Kentucky. (S6, Ep 4/8)

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10:00pm FEI Classics 2016: Badminton The FEI Classics 2016 is a series uniting the top end of the international eventing circuit. Watch all the action from Badminton. (S5, Ep 5/8)

11:00pm Horse Town Amy Starkey, the Managing Director of the course prepares for a day of racing followed by a live performance from Sir Tom Jones. A filly from France goes under the surgeon's knife. (S1, Ep 3/6)

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6:30pm H&C Masterclass: Andrew Gould Top dressage rider and trainer Andrew Gould shows how to use transitions to help your horse during flatwork training. (S1, Ep 9/10)

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7:30pm Country Calendar on Horseback The Last Ride. A group of old cowboys and experienced stockmen track and survey a herd of wild horses in Northland's Aupouri Forest in what is the last ride for some of the participants. (S1, Ep 8/11)

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8:00pm Around the Dog World Catch highlights, interviews and analysis from massive canine events around the Dog World. (S3, Ep 6/12)

9:00pm FEI Nations Cup 2016: Rome Watch the world's best riders compete for their country in this year's FEI Nation Cup 2016 series from Rome. (S5, Ep 5/15)

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10:00pm CSIO La Baule Derby 2016 Over the past 53 years, only the top jumping riders have succeeded in this mythical class combining traditional and natural fences. (S4, Ep 1/2)

11:00pm Horse Town It's Ladies Day at Newmarket's July Course and competition is fierce to win the Best Dressed Lady Competition. The gates open for the course's busiest weekend of the year. (S1, Ep 4/6)

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Fri 3 June, 2016

Horse and Country

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7:00pm Country Calendar on Horseback Rawhide. Profile of Northland farmer Graeme McInnes and family who specialise in western horse cutting in their spare time. (S1, Ep 9/11)

7:30pm Country Calendar on Horseback Horse Heaven. A look at Northland sisters Vicki and Amanda Wilson who run holiday camps teaching horse skills to teenagers at their family property at Hikurangi. (S1, Ep 10/11)

8:00pm GCL Hamburg Highlights Show Catch highlights of all the show jumping action from Hamburg, the fifth leg of the glamorous Global Champions League 2016. (S1, Ep 5/15)

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8:30pm GCT Hamburg Highlights Show Catch highlights of all the show jumping action from Hamburg, the fifth leg of the glamorous Global Champions Tour 2016. (S2, Ep 5/15)

9:00pm GCL 2016: Madrid Catch the show jumping action from the newly added League competition of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2016. (S1, Ep 6/15)

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10:00pm CSIO La Baule Grand Prix 2016 La Baule is among the Top 3 events in the International circuit. Who will succeed Bertram Allen, winner of both GP & Derby in 2015? (S4 Ep 2/2)

11:00pm Horse Town One of Newmarket's youngest female race horse trainers Amy Weaver prepares her horse Springlike for one of the last flat races of the season. (S1, Ep 5/6)

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Sat 4 June, 2016

Horse and Country

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6:30pm H&C Masterclass: Boyd Exell Triple World Champion carriage driver Boyd Exell gives an exclusive masterclass on how to maintain correct contact through the driven dressage paces. (S2, Ep 8/10)

7:00pm Country Calendar on Horseback Riding On. A look at a Rangitikei farming family who also breed and train endurance eventing horses, as they prepare and compete in the North Island Endurance Championships. (S1, Ep 11/11)

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7:30pm Country Calendar on Horseback The popular Quarter Horse trains for cutting competitions in South Canterbury; where horse and rider are judged on their ability to seperate a single animal away from a herd. (S2, Ep 1/11)

8:00pm Chefs A'Field: Green Cuisine Chefs A'Field is an American documentary cooking series that focuses on the personal stories of farmers, fishermen, foragers & chefs, offering viewers a new way of looking at their food. (S7,Ep 9/13)

8:30pm FEI Equestrian World Go behind the scenes of all the major FEI championships and series to get the personalities and news. This FEI series will open the door to equestrian stories from across the globe. (S3, Ep 5/12)

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9:00pm GCT 2016: Madrid Catch the show jumping action from Madrid, the sixth leg of the glamorous Global Champions Tour 2016. (S6, Ep 6/15).

11:00pm Horse Town It's the summer season finale at Newmarket's July Course and the town have turned out to watch the Town Plate Race. It's the oldest and furthest race in the world. (S1, Ep 6/6)

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Sun 5 June, 2016

Horse and Country

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6:30pm H&C Masterclass: Harriet Nuttall Top showjumper Harriet Nuttall gives an exclusive masterclass on how to ride a winning jump-off round. (S2, Ep 7/10)

7:00pm Country Calendar on Horseback Station manager Richard Smith is joined by his eight year old son Mark on this year's cattle muster at Mount White Station; a massive 50,000 hectares of classic Canterbury high country. (S2, Ep 2/11)

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7:30pm Country Calendar on Horseback The Wallace family have resided at their stud farm near Masterton for five generations, breeding and developing racehorses such as "Cent Home". (S2, Ep 3/11)

8:00pm Chefs A'Field: Green Cuisine Chefs A'Field is an American documentary cooking series that focuses on the personal stories of farmers, fishermen, foragers & chefs, offering viewers a new way of looking at their food. (S7,Ep 10/13)

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8:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: Badminton Jenny heads to Badminton Horse trials to bring you all the behind the scenes action from the grassroots and the 4 star competition. (S5, Ep5/13)

9:00pm GCL 2016: Madrid Catch the show jumping action from the newly added League competition of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2016. (S1, Ep 6/15)

10:00pm GCT 2016: Madrid Catch the show jumping action from Madrid, the sixth leg of the glamorous Global Champions Tour 2016. (S6, Ep 6/15).

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