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Horse falls out of trailer on motorway

Horse falls out of trailer on motorway

Connecticut State Police lent a helping hand after a horse fell out of its trailer on Interstate 91 in Windsor.

Police said an off-duty trooper and an auxiliary trooper responded after the animal "took a tumble" out of its horse trailer.

The Republican reported the highway was closed for a brief time while the troopers helped the horse's owner get it back into the trailer.

Aside from "a little road rash" the horse was uninjured, troopers said.

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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.

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Foal fighting for life after being set alight

Foal fighting for life after being set alight

A foal called Angus is fighting for his life a week after being doused in inflammable liquid and set alight.

The animal, named Angus, suffered serious burns to his nose, face and legs after the attack in Pinxton, Derbyshire.

His owners were on holiday in Skegness when the attack took place at their stables off Alexander Terrace between August 17-19.

Angus belonged to six-year-old Logan Appleby, with his mother Kayleigh saying he "cried his eyes out" when he discovered what had happened.

She said: "It's sickening really to think someone could have done this. I dread to think what was going through his mind, he must have been really stressed.

"He's now shaking and is really thin with the stress of it all. It's taking a huge toll on him and when he gets down he finds it hard to get up.

"I come to the field every morning with the children and have to check whether he is okay before I let the children see him."

The family adopted the foal, along with two others, three weeks after rescuing him from neglect. He was named Angus after the horse from Disney film Brave, with the other two horses called Hamish and Harris.

Foal fighting for life after being set alight Owner Kayleigh Appleby with foal Angus who is fighting for his life a week after being doused in inflammable liquid and set alight in Pinxton, Derbyshire

Mrs Appleby said: "I went to pick up one foal but ended up coming home with three. I'm the type of person that just can't stand to see an animal suffer.

"And this is just heartbreaking. I just don't know who could do this."

The foal is recovering in the fields, but is forced to wear a rug wrapped around his body to keep him warm after his dramatic weight loss.

She said: "He's so weak and thin. It's only the fact that he's eating so well which means I don't call the vet and have him put down."

Derbyshire Police are appealing for anyone with information about the attack to come forward.

PCSO Becky Davis said: "He's fighting for his life and I'm appealing for help to catch whoever did this to the defenceless animal."

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 419

It is now 419 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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Steve McCarronSays Steve McCarron

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Horses the key to Inspiring Weddings

Horses the key to Inspiring WeddingsAll in a day's work…Zara-Lee Macdonald in a dress borrowed from a friend, heads out for a training ride on Maggie, leading Max.

Muddy boots, an oil skin vest and a vintage lace wedding dress would seem an odd sort of a work outfit for most people…not for Zara-Lee Macdonald.

The mismatched get-up is necessary as part of preparations for launching her new business, Inspiring Weddings.

Macdonald, originally from Winton, is training Maggie, a seven-year-old Percheron mare, to be a "bride horse" and having the horse well used to fluttering dresses is essential.

Maggie, and a shire horse called Max, will be available as part of the wedding planning service, for the role of carrying the bride - and the groom if he so desires - to the aisle, posing for photographs and adding "x-factor" to background scenes.

The horses could be transported to any location around Central Otago, New Zealand to perform their duties, Macdonald said.

Maggie, who was previously a family pet in Glenorchy, was an absolute natural for the role of a bride horse, Macdonald said.

"Nothing seems to worry this horse, she loves a crowd and doesn't care where she is, as long as she's the centre of attention. Maggie definitely knows she's pretty."

It was an unforeseen redundancy that spurred Macdonald, whose maiden name was Stothers, to make the move to Central Otago four years ago. The farm that her and husband Sam were living and working on quickly sold and there was no option but to move on.

Macdonald had grown up on a dairy farm then trained as a vet nurse. She had also worked as a shepherd in the south but when the couple arrived in Central Otago she decided to hang up her work boots and give hospitality a go.

"I loved it right from the first day. I worked at the Cardrona Hotel and just loved being around people that are having fun and celebrating. I really enjoy being part of making that happen."

Also inspired by how much fun she had organising the couple's own wedding, Macdonald focused on gaining experience in event management, while working toward starting her own business.

When Sam, also from Winton, was employed by John Perriam as farm manager at Bendigo Station near Tarras, Macdonald started a horse trekking business and continued researching the wedding industry. The high country lifestyle and potential for hosting events at scenic locations in the Wanaka area were a great inspiration, Macdonald said.

"We are lucky, you really are living the dream here. You don't need to go anywhere when you live somewhere like this, it's all on your doorstep."

Three-year-old Shire, Max, is readied for the morning's training by Zara-Lee Macdonald.

Three-year-old Shire, Max, is readied for the morning's training by Zara-Lee Macdonald.Three-year-old Shire, Max, is readied for the morning's training by Zara-Lee Macdonald.

Macdonald has an ever-expanding stable of nine mounts, mostly used for trekking, but also has two miniature ponies who star at children's parties.

Bendigo Station owner, John Perriam, said there were wonderful places to ride on the station and he commended the amount of work Macdonald had put in to establishing the treks.

"She is certainly one of Central Otago's greatest horse enthusiasts."

Macdonald's journey into the equine world was not, however, an easy one…no riding schools or expensive lessons for her, just plenty of determination and hard knocks.

Her first horse at age 13 was a "freebie", a feisty thoroughbred unsuited to dining on rich dairy pasture and less than ideal for a beginner.

"I was told if I could ride it I could have it. I can't remember how many times it bucked me off but I got there in the end."

She gained skills –mostly involving how to cling to the saddle - helping a local trainer work race-horses around the track at Winton.

"It was kind of scary when I think back now. I just hung on and the horse would go flat-out around the track about three times before it got tired and stopped."

Now she spends time most days working her horses and says that so long as they have been broken in properly - in some cases by her - and have the right temperament, they were generally very obliging.

"Like with Maggie, she has been well trained and taught properly about wearing a cover so she accepts the dress no problem."

The trekking business, focusing on small groups, was growing and Macdonald aimed to start the wedding business this summer.

She had another horse-related element to add to the options but as this was still being worked through, was not revealing details.

"It is something traditional and very romantic. I've just bought another pretty horse for this one."

Whatever the new horse does, it seems she will have to work very hard to steal lime-light from Maggie.

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Bank more winnings for your foal by entering it into Plus 10 by 31 August

Bank more winnings for your foal by entering it into Plus 10 by 31 August

Breeders have just one week left to register eligible foals for the Plus 10 bonus scheme.

All paperwork postal stamped, emailed, or faxed up until the end of 31 August, will be accepted into Plus 10. This includes all foals for which registration documents have been lodged with the relevant Stud Book Authority prior to 31 August and for which registrations are being processed.

To enter a foal into Plus 10, British and Irish breeders must pay the Foal Registration of £150/€187.50 and return a completed registration form to Weatherbys UK. The form can be downloaded from: www.plus10bonus.com.

Once a horse is fully qualified, the payer of the Foal Registration will be entitled to £1,000/€1,250 each time a bonus is won.

Breeders are reminded if the Foal Registration is not paid, their foal will be removed from the scheme and cannot be entered at a later date.

All registered Plus 10 foals will be flagged within sales catalogues and should enjoy the same advantage witnessed in 2014, when Plus 10 foals sold for a median price €7,500 higher at Goffs and £4,000 higher at Tattersalls.

While the clock ticks on entering foals into Plus 10, the British and Irish yearling sales season is set to commence with the Doncaster Bloodstock Sales (DBS) Premier Sale tomorrow. With Plus 10 bonus winnings passing the £2 million mark, the benefit of buying Plus 10 yearlings has never been more tangible.

Buyers at DBS are advised, after purchasing a Plus 10 yearling, the subsequent owner needs only pay a final registration fee at the early bird rate of £300/€375 by 31 December 2015, or £350/€437.50 by 28 February 2016, to qualify the horse to win Plus 10 bonuses and return up to 25 times their investment into the scheme.

Tim Kent, a DBS Director, said: "We are delighted to again be offering a large number of Plus 10 registered yearlings at the Premier and Silver sales and are looking forward to an exciting week of selling in the ring.

"We are extremely supportive of any measures taken to bolster the British and Irish bloodstock industries and believe that Plus 10 has, in its first 12 months of operation, made significant progress in this regard.

"Therefore we encourage any breeder with an eligible foal to enter it into the scheme and look forward to seeing these future stars sold with the benefit of Plus 10 registration in our ring next year."

For more information about the bonus scheme, including a two-part payment offer and registration forms, visit www.plus10bonus.com or contact +44 (0) 20 7152 0026.

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Charlie and AaronThe Donkey Sanctuary works very hard to educate owners in many countries around the world on good donkey husbandry.

But should they be allowed to work in the UK giving rides or driving?

Donkeys, contrary to popular belief, are not stubborn and stupid.

Their biggest problem is their willingness to work for man until they drop, often with very little food or care. Hardly a stubborn attitude!

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Countryside Live 2015

Countryside Live 2015

Search for a Talented Show Jumper competition hosted by Olympic experts

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society's flagship autumn event, Countryside Live is on the horizon and promises to justify its reputation as a fun day out for all the family, as well as giving an insight into farming and rural life.

Dates are Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October when thousands of visitors are expected at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate to see an extensive range of competitive classes, demonstrations of country skills and hands-on activities for all ages. The event is the 'little sister' of the annual Great Yorkshire Show.

This will be the 13th Countryside Live and entries are already coming in for the various sections - cattle, sheep, equine, poultry, pigeons, horticulture and honey. And the popular Search for a Talented Show Jumper competition will again feature, hosted by Olympic experts, Graham and Tina Fletcher. Also on the equine timetable is the Northern Show Cross Series Final which will again take place in the iconic Main Ring.

Around the event attractions include:

  • 'Bjorn the Polar Bear' makes his debut
  • Pony Rides
  • Have a Go Archery
  • Children's Area: 'Create and Explore' with everything from breadmaking to willow weaving
  • Diggerland Dog Agility Displays
  • The Sheep Show
  • Ferret Racing
  • Birds of Prey Demonstrations
  • And dozens of trade stands with everything from jewellery to regional food and drink

For the latest information see www.countrysidelive.co.uk

Countryside Live 2015

Gates open at 9am and close at 5.30pm. Please note dogs, other than assistance dogs are not allowed on the showground. Parking is free and extensive.

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

Mr Belstaff - Equifest champion of champions

Mr Belstaff - Equifest champion of champions

After five days of fabulous competition at the East of England showground, showcasing an abundance of top quality horses and ponies, the overall Equifest champion of champions was crowned in front of a packed audience.

It was Zoe Moore-Williams who topped a brilliant show by lifting the hotly contested title on her stunning show cob Mr Belstaff. Having claimed the SK Wilson Plant Hire Restricted Championship on Friday, the duo returned to give another faultless performance with added sparkle to wow the judges, who rewarded them with the Miss Katie Goulding's Champion of Champions accolade.

Having brought five horses from Devon to compete at one of her favourite shows, Equifest proved a huge success for Zoe. The now six year old, Mr Belstaff went immaculately throughout to continue this year's phenomenal success- 'Dude' as he is affectionately known has been unbeaten as a Novice and was placed 3rd at Royal Windsor in the open class.

Besides showing, Mr Belstaff also hunts and jumps to keep his work varied and his beautiful way of going and rideability were clear to see.

His wonderful temperament and manners shone throughout his performance.

Said Zoe: "He is so quiet that my Mum who hasn't ridden for 20 years, rides him out. He is a great asset to the team and has a temperament to die for. In fact, everyone wants to ride him!"

Mr Belstaff - Equifest champion of champions

Zoe and Mr Belstaff faced tough competition on the way to the overall title, with a number of stunning horses and ponies in the ring. This top accolade provided a brilliant display of horsemanship and it was the handsome black maxi-cob that stood out to be called forward amongst rapturous applause from the audience.

Zoe was absolutely thrilled and said: "He was foot perfect throughout and stood like a rock."

Having only acquired the Irish bred 'Dude' six months ago, Zoe was over the moon with the result, "It doesn't feel real-I only started producing professionally this year and to do it on a Novice is quite overwhelming" she beamed.

Mr Belstaff will now head to the Show Hack and Cob Championships in September to compete in HOYS qualifiers and will then contest open classes next season.

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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 sues after police horse bit off her finger

Woman sues after police horse bit off her finger

A woman is suing New York City for negligence after a police horse bit her finger.

Pernilla Ekberg, a Swedish-born marketing analyst, was on a night out with her boyfriend and friends in Manhattan last November when the group spotted an officer and a horse on the street, her lawyer, Eliot Bickoff said, Agence France Presse reported.

"A few people were petting the police horse. Pernilla approached the officer, asked permission if she could indeed touch the horse, and he said 'yes,' " Mr. Bickoff said.

"The horse immediately chomped down on the right ring finger of her right hand, took a chunk off her finger tip and spat it on the floor," he added.

Then the officer immediately rode off, without making a report or checking on Ms. Ekberg, the lawyer said. Her boyfriend put the fingertip on ice, but doctors were unable to save it.

The 28-year-old underwent partial amputation surgery at a hospital and "months of painful recover" and physical therapy, her lawyer added. She was left with permanent nerve damage.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday against the city and the police department at the New York Supreme Court, Mr. Bickoff said.

The suit accuses authorities of negligence on the part of their police officer and "the vicious propensities of the horse," he added,

Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

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Horse rider found in stream died from drowning - inquest hears

Horse rider found in stream died from drowning - inquest hears

Sandra Jane Underhill, 50, who lived in Horley, Surrey was found unresponsive in a stream near Smallfield Road, on March 7.

The inquest into her death at Woking Coroner's Court on Monday learned she was found face down in the stream by a walker.

Ms Underhill, who was known for riding on her own horse, was then taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting, but she could not be resuscitated, the inquest heard.

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 ?

What would your horse do if he saw this ?

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

EQUINE SURFACE EXPERTS FROM THREE CONTINENTS REACH FOOTING CONSENSUS

EQUINE SURFACE EXPERTS FROM THREE CONTINENTS REACH FOOTING CONSENSUS
Experts from three continents gathered at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) last month. (Greg Takatch/FEI)

Experts from three continents gathered at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) last month.

A total of 36 equine, veterinary and footing specialists from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and United States came together to discuss standards for arena surfaces in Jumping.

The forum, which was opened by FEI President Ingmar De Vos, was held just over a year since the Equine Surfaces White Paper, the world's most extensive study into the effect of arena surfaces on the orthopaedic health of sport horses, was published by the FEI.

Dr Harald Müller, FEI Director of Education and Standards, was joined on the speaker panel by John Roche, FEI Director of Jumping, John McEwen, Chair of the FEI Veterinary Committee, and Dr Mick Peterson, Executive Director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory and Mechanical Engineering Professor at the University of Maine.

Dr Lars Roepstorff, Professor of functional anatomy of domestic animals at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Dr Sarah Jane Hobbs from the University of Central Lancashire, co-authors of the Equine Surfaces White Paper, also addressed the international delegation as part of the speaker panel, which was moderated by Tim Hadaway, the FEI's Director of Games and Championships.

Collaboration, consensus

Six years of FEI-funded research was presented at the forum, in order to form a basis for developing performance standards for Jumping surfaces.

Delegates were presented research findings that found that the performance of arena surfaces is characterised by the five parameters of impact firmness, cushioning, responsiveness, grip and uniformity, and that three components are required to ensure the performance of surfaces, namely the correct material and design, proper installation and appropriate maintenance.

A consensus emerged at the forum that procedures around these three components will evolve into standards and education that can support manufacturers, organisers and protect horses and riders.

"Everyone attending the forum has practical experience of events from all over the world, and everyone voiced the need by equestrian sport to demonstrate commitment to consistent footings at major events," said Dr Mick Peterson.

"It is critical that we retain our momentum so that we can provide consistent surfaces for all of the major events in the next year." "The discussions were extremely constructive and will provide the framework for a first surfaces standard to be developed, which will be a major step forward," said Dr Lars Roepstorff, who presented the Equine Surfaces White Paper findings at the FEI Sports Forum 2014.

"Everyone was very open about sharing their knowledge to promote the welfare of the horse, which is where our focus always stands."

The Equine Surfaces White Paper

The Equine Surfaces White Paper, which is available to download here, is the result of a four-year collaboration between eight equine experts from six universities, three equine and racing-specific research and testing centres and two horse charities in Sweden, the UK and United States.

Notes to editor The Equine Surfaces White Paper is the biggest international collaboration of its kind, bringing together the latest data and published scientific papers on arena and turf surfaces, and the effects these have on horses in training and in competition.

The white paper was funded by the FEI, World Horse Welfare, the Swedish Foundation for Equine Research and the British Equestrian Federation, working with lead author Dr Sarah Jane Hobbs, research lead in equine biomechanics at the University of Central Lancashire (GBR) and member of Research and Consultancy in Equine Surfaces (RACES), and seven equine scientists and researchers in the UK, USA and Sweden.

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

Showjumping looks to develop its commercial side with help of ex-owner of Los Angeles Dodgers

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Liverpool International Horse Show

Liverpool International Horse Show

From a Shetland Poly Grand National to the magnificent Waldburg Shire Horses

The inaugural Liverpool International Horse Show which runs from 1-3 January 2016 at the Echo Arena is set to be a fantastic outing for all the family.

Each day will host both afternoon and evening performances; with a 6,000 strong audience at each viewing - make sure you buy your tickets in plenty of time as they are sure to sell out quickly.

The action packed schedule combines world-class show jumping with high quality shopping and an array of show stopping displays and performances to give a truly unforgettable family experience.

Besides the thrilling 4* show jumping action, attracting famous names from around the globe, there will be a fantastic entertainment line-up for everyone to enjoy. This includes the ever popular Shetland Pony Grand National; these speedy little ponies will be making an appearance twice a day and never fail to please the crowd.

A unique and fabulous spectacle will come from the hugely talented opera singers Bella Voci who will be performing together with the team of magnificent Waldburg shire horses.

As a city of culture famous for being the birth place of the Beatles, an event in Liverpool would not be complete without reference to this legendary band. The tribute act 'The Bootleg Beatles' will be making an appearance at the Liverpool International Horse Show during every performance.

Clémence Faivre, a truly spectacular horsewoman making her name in the equestrian arts and performance industry is set to give a spellbinding display. Working closely with her Lusitano horses, French born Clémence performs extraordinary stunt movements with her horses which often have no bit or bridle and perform in total freedom.

Besides the mesmerising displays and show jumping there will be a fabulous shopping village in ahall housing the collecting ring, champagne bar and bistro offering a quality selection of trade stands.

For a New Year celebration to remember, choose the Liverpool International Horse Show for a brilliant day out for the whole family.

To book your tickets for Liverpool International Horse Show or for more information go to www.liverpoolhorseshow.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

 

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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HorseHage named Official Forage Supplier

HorseHage named Official Forage Supplier

HorseHage is the Official Forage Supplier at this year's Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), which takes place on 7th – 11th October at the NEC, Birmingham. HorseHage dust-free bagged forage will be available to all horses and ponies competing there.

A Royal Warrant was awarded to HorseHage in 1983 after Her Majesty the Queen's horse, Burmese, was fed HorseHage when suffering from a respiratory problem. She was just one of tens of thousands of horses and ponies, from Shetlands to Thoroughbreds that have benefited from this dust-free, natural product.

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Congratulations

Amy Bosworth

Amy Bosworth

THE Wednesday Evening Performance at this year's Equifest proved an emotional one for Lincoln-based Amy Bosworth.

Riding the six-year-old novice Sharlen Royal Enclosure, Amy first captured the Amateur Hack, then the Amateur Part Bred before going on to head the prestigious Supreme Amateur Championship.

On loan from Lauren Jowers, Amy has ridden Sharlen Royal Enclosure since the end of April and has been delighted with their progress in such a short space of time.

Ridden by Jess Nevin, the attractive bay took the Intermediate Championship at the Great Yorkshire Show earlier this year.

The fantastic result was added to just a couple of weeks later when Amy headed the Part Bred Arab class at the Royal Internationa Horse Show and they have also qualified for HOYS in the Small Hack section.

Said Amy: "He is such a star, tonight he has been brilliant and just went better and better I couldn't have asked for any more.

"The atmosphere in the TopSpec Arena at Equifest is always electric but he coped so well and never put a foot wrong."

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