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

- Maureen Comber

Yately Common, Hampshire

"The expansion of the airport and its occupation needs documentary evidence that it has complied with legislation."

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony Barnett We can do nothing on council land or private land unless evidence that gases from business are causing a health hazard one of which you have mentioned, the others being methane and co2, I was able to prevent 3 anaerobic waste yards/farms from being developed because of the afore mention and also from the waste entering the land causing eutrophication.

Any works on common lands needs consent by the public and commoners, and then from the secretary of state, common lands are conservation lands, but Not, reservations, the expansion of the airport and its occupation needs documentary evidence that it has complied with legislation.

As commoners have a higher status than the public and council, the exchange of lands you have mentioned has not happened and never can unless the council require road widening, then there may be a land exchange, but the road will remain common land, paying for land would be by the council for similar works, but this is for many rights that due to road expansion means commoners will have their rights suspended for that period; The 1981 Act code - exchange land procedure requires that an acquiring authority must, as a general rule, provide land in exchange where common land (or a town or a village green) is taken by compulsory purchase (this then will be land that is part of demesne lands of an estate) however the exchange land must be of equal quality and size, but here we are discussing land that is not freehold, so no sale/purchase can be effected but requisition is possible, or is requisitioned by the secretary of state.

The applicants may try to claim that the rights were gained by prescription 1832, however they would need to show that the prescribed conditions were met with i.e there was proven that two periods of 30 years and one of 60 years applied, in total 120 years were gained by being certain and reasonable, as of rights and without interruption, and not by stealth was followed.

Worth taking into consideration is that a commoner may not,let,lease,sell or exchange the rights away from the property so attached, the main point you must make is that as the common is not freehold, so who has given consent?

When you attend the hearing you need to question all that are involved with the application or that support, not allowed is any member of the council,rangers and the like, they must remove themselves, each person must identify themselves and admit any connection/ interest, don't let the hearing begin until you are satisfied.

You can mention the fraud act if they refuse to disclose evidence, like failure to disclose, false representation and abuse of office, these come under the 2006 fraud Act, there will also be the 1971(1) criminal damage Act, these are your back hand if they don't disclose, you then must mention this, the hearing should be abandoned, you will need to share this with your colleagues and that is why you need to get the hearing stopped, say "we have received new evidence that the locals need to time to examine, don't take no for an answer, you have nothing to prove, but they have

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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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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

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Fancy Dartmoor pony sausages?

Farmers want meat to become a delicacy to stop foals from being culled

- Mary Alford and Charlotte Faulkner came up with the scheme to save the ponies

- Want the meat to become a delicacy so the ponies can live to three years

- Yet their plan to sell the meat has been labelled a 'travesty' by critics

Details

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

THE BEST BRITISH HORSE RACINGS

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

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

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

This prestigious bookmaker also rewards its players from the first time they start wagering.

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

Court asks if donkey is to blame for thinking orange sports car was a carrot

Blind singer airlifted to hospital

A court case has been in session in Gießen, Germany over a rather unusual dispute: a hungry donkey, a bright orange Mclaren sports car and thousands of euros of damage. Markus Zahn parked his €300,000 bright orange Mclaren 650S Spider in a car park bordering a paddock in the state of Hesse.

To his misfortune, a donkey by the name of Fitus, who was grazing in the paddock at the time, decided to take a bite out of the car. Police speculated at the time that he had mistaken the garish vehicle for a a carrot.

After dropping off his health card, Zahn returned to his car, but was surprised to see a fluffy pair of ears in his rear wing-mirror.

The 49-year-old entrepreneur then heard a strange sound, which turned out to be Fitus attempting to take a large bite out of the rear fender, causing €30,000 worth of damage.

The Mclaren 650s Spider. Photo: Wikipedia

Zahn took the ordeal in good humour, telling Bild, "the donkey probably thought the car was a carrot on wheels, I'm not mad at him."

But he still holds Fitus accountable for the money he had to pay for the repairs.

Although the Mclaren garage covered most of the damages, Zahn still had to pay €6,000.

He is now seeking compensation Fitus' owner's insurance. The insurer has thus far refused to pay out, claiming that Zahn is to blame because it was his choice to park there.

Gießen district court will announce who is liable for the damage. Fitus is not expected to appear in court. He has since moved to a farm in Poppenhausen, a town 30 kilometres away.

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Katie Stephens-GrandyKatie Stephens-Grandy

She is busy producing top quality young horses for her chosen sport, eventing

Katie tells us about her progress and how fit and well her horses look thanks to their TopSpec feed regimes

She is from a farming family based on the Wolds, where she breeds and produces her own event horses and buys in very green three and four-year olds.

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Royals call in grey shire horses and traditional Victorian mower to cut the grass at Kensington Palace

- Shires, Nobby and Heath, pull a Victorian mower across the meadow at Hampton Court Palace

- It is the first time in more than a century that a horse-drawn mower was used on the premises

- Using shires allows the meadow to take on a more authentic appearance as the grass is cut more roughly

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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

Shire horse stuck in the mud

Shire horse stuck in the mud

Jersey Fire and Rescue Service A large shire horse has been rescued from deep mud after getting stuck in a Jersey field.

Shire horse stuck in the mud

The horse, called "The Dark Destroyer", was dug out and hauled free from the site in St John.

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

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Says Sandra Smith

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

Road safety

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The BHS and Maureen Comber

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

DAY 1175

It is now 1175 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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International Helmet Awareness  .....

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

Anti-hunting proposals

Full guide to voting at the National Trust AGM

Full guide to voting at the National Trust AGM

At the National Trust AGM on 21st October 2017 there will be a vote on a members' resolution which proposes to ban trail-hunting on NT land.

The Countryside Alliance is urging all members to vote AGAINST this resolution.

Please find below details of how to vote – either in person at the AGM, or by proxy either online or by post.

Details .......

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

Prime Minister Theresa May honours a volunteer from Bristol

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Prime Minister Theresa May honours a volunteer from Bristol with a Points of Light award for his work raising around half a million pounds for good causes. Darren Sims, from Bristol, has raised almost £500,000 over 10 years by performing charitable concerts across the UK including a "Daz's Rock 4 Charity" concert in March this year on The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare which raised over £5,000 for HorseWorld's Discovery Courses. Rescue charity HorseWorld run a program which helps children with Special Education Needs and those outside of mainstream schooling to work alongside rescued horses, improving their confidence and communication skills.

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Darren's work has benefitted many good causes, but he has devoted particular attention to children's charities. Every year since 2007, he has performed charity concerts at major venues including the Colston Hall, Weston Pier, and the Park Lane Hilton. Over the course of a decade, Darren has inspired a team of more than 20 to raise money alongside him, whilst over 200 people have credited Darren with inspiring their own volunteering. Darren is the latest recipient of the Points of Light award which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others. Each day, someone, somewhere in the country is selected to receive the award to celebrate their remarkable achievements. In a personal letter to Darren, Prime Minister Theresa May said "Through the numerous charitable concerts you have organised over the past decade, you have raised £500,000 for a range of excellent causes. You should be proud of how your extraordinary fundraising has also inspired hundreds of other people to undertake volunteering of their own." Darren said "I am absolutely thrilled and very honoured to receive this award, but I could not do what I do without the support of hundreds of other volunteers that help me organise and run the "Daz's Rock 4 Charity" events, so this award is also for this team that support me in everything that I do".

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Mark Owen, Managing Director of HorseWorld Trust, said "We are so very grateful to "Daz" for his exceptional fundraising efforts for HorseWorld and our Discovery Project that helps Children with Special Educational needs by working with gentle rescued horses and ponies. The Rock 4 Charity concert he arranged for HorseWorld in March this year was a really great way to celebrate the charity's 65th year and raised over £5,000. He is an extraordinary human being that always puts others before himself".

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

The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards

Now open for nominations The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, set up to recognise and reward the hard work of British Horseracing's stud and stable staff employees, are now in their 14th year. The awards are run by the British Horseracing Authority, generously sponsored by Godolphin and in association with the Racing Post.

There is more than £120,000 in prize money offered by Godolphin and the winners and runners-up will be revealed during an evening awards ceremony held on Monday, 19 February 2017 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London.

This year the nomination period opened on the final day of Racing Staff Week to encourage an even higher number of nominations from yards and studs.
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Tiny Pony Found Fighting for his Life Looks Forward to Bright Future

World Horse Welfare Star

A tiny young pony, Star, who was found emaciated and almost too weak to stand shortly before Christmas 2016 has made an amazing recovery and is the latest pony to join World Horse Welfare's adoption scheme.

Star grazing Star at World Horse Welfare Hall Farm

World Horse Welfare Field Officer, Sarah Smith, first came across Star in November when she was called out to a welfare concern in Kent. She said:

"Star and another pony, Tinsel, had both been abandoned by their owner at less than a year old and were both in a terrible condition. Star had a thick coat and it was only when I actually put my hands on him that I realised there was very little underneath, it was like feeling a skeleton covered in fur  – he was completely emaciated and  very weak, being unable to get to his feet without assistance. I noticed that both he and Tinsel had scabs and abscesses on their throats which combined with their dull demeanour indicated they might be suffering from Strangles, a highly infectious disease which can be fatal if left untreated.

Star and Tinsel foundStar and Tinsel when they were found, Dec 2016

"Star and Tinsel were transported to a holding yard and kept in isolation, then when they had built up enough strength to travel they were moved to World Horse Welfare's Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Norfolk where they could begin their rehabilitation. On arrival Star weighed just 42 kilograms which is hardly anything, even for a pony of his small size.

Adopt Star

"Strangles is extremely contagious and so it was vital that Star and Tinsel remain in isolation until they were completely clear of the disease which took six months in total. During this time, the team at Hall Farm worked hard to build Star's trust in humans and his confidence began to grow as his condition improved.

"Star is now a happy, healthy young pony having almost doubled in weight and loves spending his days out in the field, enjoying the sunshine and meeting visitors to the farm. He's made an amazing transformation and whilst he might be one of the smallest ponies at the farm standing at little over 80cm high, he certainly has one of the biggest characters!"

star and amy

Star will now replace India as the adoption horse at World Horse Welfare's Hall Farm. Supporters can keep up with all Star's news through the Adopt a Horse Scheme. India is currently fostering two orphaned foals but will soon find a new home on World Horse Welfare's rehoming scheme. To adopt Star visit: www.worldhorsewelfare.org/adopt

Adopt Star

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

The Brooke - asking for your support

Global Ambassador for The Brooke - Charlotte Dujardin visited a brick kiln in India to see what life is like for the horses, donkeys and mules that live and work there alongside their owners.

This week they are asking for your support! Please help them reach more owners and their animals by requesting a brick collection box. Simply fill it with your spare change and know that you'll be making a difference to working horses, donkeys and mules.

Request your box here: https://www.thebrooke.org/collection

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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Liven up your tea break with a mug featuring nostalgic Thelwell illustrations

Liven up your tea break with an earthernware mug featuring iconic cartoons by British artist, the late Norman Thelwell.

Best known for his humorous illustrations of children and their fat little ponies, Countryside Greetings has launched two different designs – one featuring the 'In Full Cry' hunting cartoon and the other featuring the much-loved 'Pony Club' cartoon.

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Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

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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

Sue Norton

Sue Norton
Incoming President Sue Norton with new Vice President Chris Taylor.

Sue Norton has been appointed the new President of the Society of Master Saddlers.

Well-known throughout the industry and with a successful career running C.H. Brown & Son Saddlery in Oxford – Sue also heads up the saddle fitting business Saddle Doctors with her husband Mike.

Sue will work closely with the Chief Executive, Hazel Morley, and the Executive Committee, along with the sub-committees over the coming year and was appointed to this new position at the Society of Master Saddlers' AGM held at York Racecourse. Sue takes over from Ken Lyndon Dykes, with Chris Taylor moving into the Vice President's role.

Sue has already had a busy few months having taken on an 'Acting President's' position due to Ken's ill health. Said Sue: "I am honoured and proud to be the new Society of Master Saddlers' President.

"For a number of years I have had the opportunity to sit in on many meetings with the Executive Committee and Officers who have incredible knowledge and skills.

"The aim is to constantly offer improvements to support our members and I hope to continue that journey. "The last year has seen an acceleration of progress and we look to further that work over the next 12 months.

"With the appointment of the Society of Master Saddlers' Development Office, Catherine Morris and the new Saddle Fitting Training Manager, Alastair Sutherland, the society is in a very strong position to move forward and develop new avenues to grow and develop further.

"We welcome new members to the Executive Committee and I would like to thank those who have stepped down for their wonderful work."

For more information on the Society of Master Saddlers visit www.mastersaddlers.co.uk

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