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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 27

It is now 27 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"

BHS AT WAR OVER MAUREEN COMBER

Click here to read in full the shocking way
Maureen Comber was treated by the BHS

 

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

Big differences exposed in letters from BHS officials

One official asks Maureen if she would like to remain as Access and Bridleways Officer.

Another official tells Maureen she has been forbidden to do any voluntary work for the BHS.

Read the letters for yourself.

On June 27 2014 Mark Weston, BHS Director of Access, Safety and Welfare
wrote to Maureen Comber

.....   I would ask that you inform me if you have any further concerns, and whether you wish to continue as an Access and Bridleways Officer......

On July 16 2014 Claire Alridge, BHS Chairman, wrote to Maureen Comber telling her that she had been forbidden to do ANY voluntary work whatsoever for BHS.

Does this mean the lefthand does not know what the righthand is doing ?

Does this mean there is no communication between BHS officials?

Does this mean the BHS Director of Access, Safety and Welfare was over-ruled by the BHS Chairman?

Even worse, adding insult to injury, even though Maureen has been sacked and forbidden to work for the BHS, they have still not returned any part of her membership fee.

HOW MUCH WORSE CAN THEY GET ?

 

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

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

Coming soon to a bridleway near you - a bike that can do 90 mph

Coming soon to a bridleway near you - a bike that can do 90 mph

Engineers at the University of Liverpool have built a pedal-powered bike which they hope will travel at 90mph.

Now they are on the lookout for someone to ride it.

The world record for the fastest human-powered vehicle which currently stands at 83.13mph.

Patrick Harper, lead engineer of the team behind the ARION1 velocipede, said: "To be a rider of the ARION1 you do not need to be a specific height or weight, but for design purposes all four riders (two male and two female) will need to be of similar size.

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

What would your horse do
if he saw this hay sculpture ?

What would your horse do if he saw these hay sculptures ?

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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Mr Nibbles abandoned in children's play park

Mr Nibbles abandoned in children's play park

Chestnut stallion Mr Nibbles is now in safe hands at a Lincolnshire rescue and welfare centre after being abandoned in a town centre children's play park.

Bransby Horses was contacted after the animal was found tethered to a roundabout in Gainsborough with no access to water on an extremely on hot day.

Lack of water can lead to dehydration and in some instances to colic.

A pony like Mr Nibbles needs up to 3 gallons a day to remain healthy and although it is believed members of the public may have been kindly giving him drinks at intervals, there is no way to judge how much he had consumed.

Bransby Horses said: "In cases of abandonment, it is required that an abandonment notice be served for 14 days in order to allow the owner the opportunity to remove their equine and transport them to safe environment.

"Unfortunately in this instance, Mr Nibbles was unable to remain in the park. The surroundings were dangerous for both him and for members of the public as this pony does bite and rears at times.

"A notice was served advising that the Shetland would be removed by the end of the day and requested the owner make contact to arrange a resolution to the issue.

"Sadly, no owner came forward to claim responsibility for him and so Mr Nibbles is currently in our care. An abandonment notice has been served and we await any person with information to come forward so that we may trace this pony's family.

"Mr Nibbles has a very cheeky and inquisitive nature and although can nip, he is not aggressive.

"If you have any information, please do get in touch on 01427 787369."

The cruel legacy of TV's dancing Shetland pony:

The cruel legacy of TV's dancing Shetland pony:

He started a craze for miniature ponies - who have ended up abused and abandoned by owners who can't cope with them

Read more details ...........

Says Naomi Smith

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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Kim Cox

Kim Cox

For anyone qualifying for the Horse of the Year Show is an incredible achievement, but doing so on a horse that was difficult, pushy, lazy and had no respect for your space is even more remarkable.

Parelli student, Kim Cox tells us more about her journey to the prestigious event.

Kim and her difficult, pushy, lazy horse head for the Horse of the Year Show

Derbyshire based Kim Cox is heading to HOYS after qualifying for the SEIB Search for a Star Championship in the Riding Horse/ Hack class.

...... read more

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Matador abandons his stricken blindfolded horse as it is gored by an angry bull

Matador abandons his stricken blindfolded horse as it is gored by an angry bull

- The matador fails to stop the bull as it charges, hitting the horse firmly in the side knocking it to the ground

- The matador jumps to safety, leaving he bull to continue its attack until it is eventually distracted

- The horse is coaxed off the sand and is led from the arena in Valencia, Spain, limping heavily

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

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

NOMINATE YOUR HORSEY HEROES
FOR FEI AWARDS 2014

FEI Awards 2014

The hunt for heroes continues, with nominations for the FEI Awards 2014 - the Oscars of the equestrian world - open for another six weeks until 9 September.

Commitment, dedication and courage are just some of the qualities rewarded in the five categories in the FEI's annual global search for excellence in equestrian sport.

The Longines Rising Star Award rolls out the red carpet for the stars of tomorrow. The category is dedicated to equestrians aged 14 to 21 who demonstrate outstanding sporting talent.

Alex Hua Tian, China's first Eventing rider to compete at Olympic level was the first Rising Star Award winner when the FEI Awards were launched in 2009. It's a moment he remembers fondly.

"I was so proud and humbled to be awarded the inaugural Rising Star Award", he said. "It inspired me to go professional, to continue to strive to improve both as a horseman and a trainer, and to promote this amazing sport to other young riders in China and UK, where I am based for training and competing." The 24 yr. old, who recently became patron for World Horse Welfare, was described in the Chinese media as "one in 1.3 billion" in the lead-up the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

"I would encourage everyone to step forward and nominate a person or organisation that has really impressed them. I am sure that they would be thrilled to receive a nomination, and be spurred on by the global recognition of their efforts", commented Hua Tian, who is currently preparing for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (23 August-7 September) in France.

Last year, the Longines Rising Star Award went to Reed Kessler (USA), the youngest equestrian athlete to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The rider, who shared the 2012 USEF National Jumping title with the legendary Olympian Margie Engle, swapped her boots and jodhpurs for a pair of high heels and a stunning dress to receive her award at the glittering FEI Awards 2013 gala evening in Montreux, Switzerland.

"We are conscious that young athletes represent the future of sport and we wish to support them along this path", said Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice-President and Head of International Marketing of Longines, who welcomed guests to the FEI Awards Gala 2013.

Nominations are still open for the other four categories in the FEI Awards 2014:

Reem Acra Best Athlete Award - Celebrates the human or equine athlete - or the combination - who over the last 12 months have demonstrated exceptional skills in the arena, and have taken equestrian sport to a new level.

Against All Odds Award - Rewards people who have pursued their equestrian ambitions despite physical handicap or extremely difficult personal circumstances.

Best Groom Award - Reserved for those all-important behind-the-scenes team members who work around the clock to ensure that their horses get the best possible care and attention.

FEI Solidarity Award - Presented to an FEI Solidarity or equestrian development project, or an individual or organisation that has demonstrated skill, dedication and energy in expanding equestrian sport.

Nominations can be made until midnight on 9 September at www.feiawards.org

A jury of international experts chaired by FEI President HRH Princess Haya will select the award winners, who will be flown to Baku, Azerbaijan in December.

The FEI Awards will be presented at a glamorous gala evening with over 350 guests, including representatives of the 132 National Federations from around the world.

The signature Twitter hashtag for the FEI Awards 2014 is #feiawards

FEI Awards 2014

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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

Woman dies after falling from horse on beach

A woman has died after falling from a horse on a Gower beach.

The coastguard was called to Llangennith beach along with an ambulance crew and the air ambulance.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

A spokeswoman said: "South Wales Police can confirm the sudden death of a 51-year-old female."

Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

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

RSPCA to stop hounding fox hunters: Embattled charity succumbs to criticism over 'politically motivated prosecutions'

RSPCA to stop hounding fox hunters: Embattled charity succumbs to criticism over 'politically motivated prosecutions'

- Proposal comes after charity spent £326,000 prosecuting Oxfordshire hunt

- Review into prosecutions policy suggests focusing on pet cruelty issues - RSPCA was instrumental in the campaign that led to the Hunting Act

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

The RSPCA's years of hounding the innocent In softening its attitude to hunting, the charity is seeing sense again on animal issues

Read the details ........

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

What would your horse do if he saw this coming round the corner ?

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

An Aberdeenshire woman has been convicted of neglecting three horses, two of which later had to be put down..

An Aberdeenshire woman has been convicted of neglecting three horses, two of which later had to be put down..

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Susan Gale, 56, of Alford, was given a two-year ban on keeping horses and a 90-hour community payback order.

At an earlier appearance, Gale had pleaded guilty to failing to provide adequate nutrition and veterinary attention for the horses.

The case followed an investigation by the Scottish SPCA.

After the case, Scottish SPCA senior inspector Alison Simpson said that during a visit to Gale's premises she became "immediately concerned" for the welfare of a five-year-old stallion called Oddie as he was "extremely thin, with all bones visible".

A second horse - a 10 to 12-year-old black mare named May - was also found to be very underweight and had little co-ordination of her back legs due to a severe form of ataxia, a neurological disorder affecting balance. She was also suffering from a lice infestation.

A third horse - an eight-year-old bay mare named April - was also found to be thin.

Simpson said: "There were no medical issues identified to explain the poor body conditions of the horses, therefore it was clear this was due to a chronic lack of feed over a period of a few months. "Both April and May were suffering from serious heart murmurs and, after six months in our care, April had a severe heart attack.

"Tragically, she would not have been able to recover and the vet had to make the kindest decision to put her to sleep.

"May's heart murmur was affecting her quality of life and she was regularly losing balance and falling over.

"Sadly, the vet decided the most humane decision was also to put her to sleep.

"Thankfully, after prolonged rehabilitation, Oddie made a tremendous recovery and we have since been able to find him the loving new home he deserves."

An Aberdeenshire woman has been convicted of neglecting three horses, two of which later had to be put down..

HAPPY NATIONAL PARKS WEEK ...
Happy riding

HAPPY NATIONAL PARKS WEEK ... Happy riding

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

HorseWorld's Discovery Courses branch out to introduce new nature courses

HorseWorld's Discovery Courses branch out to introduce new nature courses

A charity that brings horses together with vulnerable young people has received help from Friends Life insurance company to build a unique nature area for a pioneering new series of courses.

HorseWorld, a horse rescue charity in Bristol developed their unique Discovery courses which involve bringing HorseWorld's rescued horses together with youngsters with emotional, behavioural or learning issues to build confidence, natural curiosity, self awareness, awareness of others and team working and communication skills. Those showing severe anti-social and aggressive behaviour can become calmer and more communicative and once young people realise what they can achieve, they experience an increase in self esteem, concentration and the ability to control themselves.

The new nature area will allow HorseWorld's Discovery courses to branch out into a different area of the course where young people will be able to learn about wildlife and conservation, enabling them to gain an understanding of the environment and their place in the world.

"We would really like to thank Friends Life for all of their help" said Sharon Howell, Discovery Course Leader. "The staff volunteered their time and worked really hard all day to create this fantastic area. Without them, we just wouldn't have had the resources to do this."

If you would like to know more about HorseWorld's Discovery Courses, please visit www.horseworld.org.uk/discovery or call 01275 893023

Nominate your favourite vet nurse
for top award

Nominate your favourite vet nurse for top award

Blue Cross is asking pet owners across the country to nominate their favourite veterinary nurse to become Veterinary Nurse of the Year 2014.

The award recognises the dedication and support that veterinary nurses offer pet owners, not only by caring for sick and injured pets but also by educating the public about responsible pet ownership and improving pet welfare.

Last year's winner was Sarah Reed of Pembrokeshire, who claimed the title after clients at her practice, All Pets Vet Care in Milford Haven, wanted to reward her for her "compassion and empathy".

Caroline Reay, Blue Cross Chief Veterinary Surgeon said: "Blue Cross has been dedicated to the health and happiness of pets for over 100 years and our award recognises the hard work and commitment of vet nurses across the UK.

"They face daily challenges and compassion is a key element when dealing with an owner's beloved pet – particularly when they are very sick."

This year's award will be presented at the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) Annual Congress which will take place from 10 to 12 October at Telford International Centre in Shropshire.

If your vet nurse has gone the extra mile for your pet or made a significant contribution to animal welfare, say thank you by nominating them now using our online form or contact Sally Leathem on 01993 825577. The deadline for nominations is Friday 5 September.

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The Racecourse Association Links with Drinkaware to Promote Responsible Drinking

The Racecourse Association Links with Drinkaware to Promote Responsible Drinking

The Racecourse Association (RCA) is linking up with Drinkaware which will see the charity's responsible drinking messages displayed at racecourses across the country.

In doing so, horseracing becomes the first sport to become an official partner of the independent charity which promotes responsible drinking and works to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK.

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

Parelli Interactive back in action in the Savvy Area at HOYS

Parelli Interactive back in action in the Savvy Area at HOYS

The Parelli UK team will be back in action at this year's Horse of the Year Show in the Interactive Savvy Area.

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.

By practicing the Parelli programme, horsemen and women of all disciplines and skill levels are able to build solid, reliable foundations with their horses.

How would you like your horse to be calm, smart, brave and athletic?

Why not try the Parelli programme and open up a whole new world of natural training with your horse to help achieve success whatever discipline you train in or simply to be safer when around your horse or pony.

Based on respect for and love of horses, Parelli focuses on understanding horse nature and psychology to enable anyone at any level, whether you are a beginner or international competitor, to have fun with horses and achieve amazing results naturally.

The Parelli team will present a fascinating insight into the Seven Games, the foundation of Parelli Natural Horsemanship throughout their demonstrations.

Parelli will also have available educational and learning material, including the Parelli Savvy Programme following the Four Savvy's – Online, Liberty, Freestyle and Finesse.

This is 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.

For more information visit www.parelli.com or call the Parelli UK Office on 0800 0234 813.

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 Smith

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

Congratulations

Dr Jogen Kalita

Dr Jogen Kalita

The Brooke's Dr Jogen Kalita was awarded best research poster at this year's International Colloquium on Working Equids.

Dr Jogen Kalita and his team claimed top spot over 80 contenders with their poster titled 'Community led equine insurance system among equine welfare associations'.

The team, which includes Anup Singh, Navneet Kumar and Girjesh Pandey, were presented the award by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal who remarked that the poster was "excellent".

The research detailed a community-led insurance system within a local equine welfare association and its role in equine welfare improvement.

Dr Jogen says he chose this topic because it was a unique approach with the highest potential to impact working equids and their owners.

"There are approximately 220,000 working equids in Uttar Pradesh, India. Sudden death in these animals can leave families without an income. A policy to insure against this loss could help protect the livelihoods of the poor. Unfortunately, there are few companies in either the private or public sectors in India that will insure working equids," said Dr Jogen.

The research found that joint liability to protect each insured animal propelled owners to practice improved husbandry and ensured that all members of the system administered timely treatment when their animal was sick. This positive behavioural change among owners led to an overall improvement in equine welfare.

"A holistic approach to equine welfare is an acute necessity to reach many equids in a shorter time, to sustain successes and to gain greater impacts. Community-led actions like an equine insurance system can convert individual liability for equine welfare to joint liability addressing concurrently the economic dimension of equine owners", added Dr Jogen.

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Horse and Country TV

Mon 28 July, 2014

Horse and Country

Tv

8:00pm Animal Sanctuary Jemma Gofton visits Penny Farm near Blackpool and learns about equine adoption, there's an emergency at Bleakholt, and the donkeys from the sanctuary in Manchester pay a visit to Age Concern. (Ep 3/6)

8:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: RDA Champs Guest presenter Charlotte Ricca-Smith goes behind the scenes at the RDA's flagship event, and Jenny Rudall meets FEI President HRH Princess Haya.

Tv

9:00pm 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.

9:30pm H&C Masterclass: Sophie Wells Paralympic, World & European Gold Medallist Sophie Wells shows how to use leg yielding within your flatwork training.

Tv

10:00pm Carl Hester's Fantastic Elastic › Top dressage rider Carl Hester hosts a masterclass with some of his horses at Crofton Manor Equestrian centre. The first of two programmes. (Ep 1/2)

Tv

11:00pm Animal Rescue Working for the Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a difficult, dangerous and stressful job. This programme follows inspectors from Galway, Kerry and Dublin.

11:30pm Animal Rescue In this episode we follow inspectors as they help an injured pup on a busy main road, a pigeon that received a 38,000 volt shock and we visit Europe's oldest horse fair in Ballinasloe.

Tv

Tues 29 July, 2014

Horse and Country

Tv

7:30pm Animal Sanctuary Presenter Jemma Gofton visits Penny Farm in Blackpool and tries out the agility course with a Shetland pony, whilst at Bleakholt a dog warden brings in a seriously neglected dog. (Ep 5/6)

8:00pm Animal Sanctuary The festive season has arrived in this final episode of the series, where Jemma Gofton visits 'The Donkey Sanctuary' in Manchester, and snow is causing problems at 'Bleakholt'. (Ep 6/6)

Tv

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. (Ep2)

9:00pm Rolex Grand Prix Aachen 2014 Highlights of the Rolex Grand Prix from CHIO Aachen 2014 10:00pm Carl Hester's Fantastic Elastic › Top dressage rider Carl Hester hosts a masterclass with some of his horses at Crofton Manor Equestrian centre. The second of two programmes. (Ep 2/2)

Tv

11:00pm Animal Rescue We follow inspectors as they find a sick dog living a lonely life on an abandoned Galway farm, a puppy trapped in the boot of a car.

11:30pm Animal Rescue The Dublin SPCA tackle a run-down house full of wild cats, some horses living in terrible conditions and in Galway an inspector rescues a dog who has been abandoned.

Tv

Wed 30 July, 2014

Horse and Country

Tv

7:30pm Petplan Masterclass with Lucinda Lucinda Green takes on the challenge of working horses and riders, of different levels, over the notorious rider frighteners - ditches. Ep 3/6

8:00pm CHIO Aachen 2014 The world's top class equine combinations gather at Soers in northern Aachen, Germany, to compete in 5 respective disciplines - showjumping, dressage, eventing, driving and vaulting.

Tv

9:00pm Vet Essentials Jenny Rudall explores equine Cushing's or PPID, with tips and advice from top vets on how to manage the condition and keep your horse in good health. (Ep 2/3)

10:00pm 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.

Tv

10:30pm H&C Masterclass: Sophie Wells Paralympic, World & European Gold Medallist Sophie Wells shows how to use leg yielding within your flatwork training.

Tv

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.

Tv

Thurs 31 July, 2014

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4:30pm The Saddle Club The equine infection endangering the horses could mean the end of Pine Hollow and when Comanche gets sick, The Saddle Club do their best to try and save the horse. (S2, Ep 5/ 26)

5:00pm The New Adventures of Black Beauty Breaking In. Black Beauty seems a little more receptive to his new friends, although Vicky's first attempt to tame him ends up with her seeing a lot more of the ground than the saddle. (S1, Ep 3/26)

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5:30pm The New Adventures of Black Beauty Ride A Black Horse. A drama occurs at the farm, whilst Jenny is out on call, the local police come knocking. It is Black Beauty they're after but Vicky puts up a strong fight. (S1, Ep 4/26)

6:00pm Rolex Grand Prix Aachen 2014 Coverage of the Rolex Grand Prix from CHIO Aachen 2014

9:00pm GCT 2014: Estoril The lively coastal town of Cascais near Estoril, Portugal, plays host for the ninth consecutive year. The stunning parkland is spectacularly transformed for two days of high-calibre showjumping.

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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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Fri 1 August, 2014

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7:30pm H&C Masterclass: Sophie Wells Paralympic, World & European Gold Medallist Sophie Wells shows how to use leg yielding within your flatwork training.

8:00pm Showjumping from Royal Norfolk Highlights from the Royal Norfolk Show for fifth event in the International Stairway Series

8:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: RDA Champs Guest presenter Charlotte Ricca-Smith goes behind the scenes at the RDA's flagship event, and Jenny Rudall meets FEI President HRH Princess Haya.

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9:00pm Rolex Grand Prix Aachen 2014 Highlights of the Rolex Grand Prix from CHIO Aachen 2014

10:00pm Inside the Spanish Riding School The Spanish Riding School of Vienna have dazzled audiences worldwide for centuries and now H&C TV's Sara Silfverberg gets an exclusive look behind the scenes at their tour in Malmö, Sweden.

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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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Sat 2 August, 2014

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8:30pm Petplan Masterclass with Lucinda In this final episode Lucinda Green works the riders over corner fences before sending them out on course, to put all their fence training into practise. Ep 6/6

9:00pm Top Marks Intelligent Horsemanship › The first instalment introduces us to Kelly Marks, her team and her fabulous horses as they all prepare for the tour ahead. (Ep 1/4)

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9:30pm Top Marks Intelligent Horsemanship › In this second instalment, the team arrives at Dorset for the public demo. Watch as they get their horses settled in, meet the problem horses of the night and see the demo itself. (Ep 2/4)

10:00pm Top Marks Intelligent Horsemanship › In the third episode we continue the story of Quest, the bad loader. We also meet a show cob who has had a traumatic start to his riding career. Can Kelly help him? (Ep 3/4)

10:30pm 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)

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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 Showjumping from Suffolk County The Suffolk County Show plays host to the next event in the International Stairway Series.

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Sun 3 August, 2014

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8:00pm Showjumping from Royal Norfolk Highlights from the Royal Norfolk Show for fifth 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. (Ep3)

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9:00pm Vet Essentials Jenny Rudall explores equine Cushing's or PPID, with tips and advice from top vets on how to manage the condition and keep your horse in good health. (Ep 2/3)

10:00pm 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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10:30pm H&C Masterclass: Sophie Wells Paralympic, World & European Gold Medallist Sophie Wells shows how to use leg yielding within your flatwork training.

11:00pm Showjumping from South of England Catch the action from the International Stairway at the South of England County Show with some of the UK's finest riders in showjumping.

11:30pm Showjumping from Royal Norfolk Highlights from the Royal Norfolk Show for fifth event in the International Stairway Series

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