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Horse shot in head with longbow arrow

Image copyright RSPCA The RSPCA said the horse had a "lucky escape"The RSPCA said the horse had a "lucky escape"

A horse was shot in the head with an arrow in what the RSPCA described as a "wicked attack".

The injured white and brown Cob-type yearling, called Widget, was discovered in a field in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire on Saturday evening.

The arrow was found in a wound close to its eye.

The RSPCA believes it will survive the injuries, although a spokeswoman said it had a "lucky escape". Police are hunting the attacker.

A £1,000 reward has been put up by the owner of the yard where the horse was kept for information leading to a conviction.

Image copyright SOUTH BEDS NEWS AGENCY It is thought the animal will survive what the RSPCA has described it as a "wicked attack It is thought the animal will survive what the RSPCA has described it as a "wicked attack"

Image copyright SOUTH BEDS NEWS AGENCY The horse is currently at the Royal Veterinary College for treatment The horse is currently at the Royal Veterinary College for treatment

The horse is currently at the Royal Veterinary College, near Hatfield, for treatment.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Mel Fisher said: "It seems this poor boy has had a very lucky escape, though the next 48 hours will be crucial.

"The arrow has gone through his eye socket and into his nasal cavity, miraculously without hitting anything vital. It's hoped he won't lose his eye but it's too early to know for sure.

"This was a wicked attack on a friendly and sociable little chap."

Det Sgt Dan Stoddart from Hertfordshire Police said: "This appears to be senseless, cruel crime and we are doing all we can to find the person responsible."

Image copyright SOUTH BEDS NEWS AGENCY An arrow was found in a wound close to the horse's eyeAn arrow was found in a wound close to the horse's eye

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What are they doing?

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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This driver hit a horse in Cheshire, injured it and did not stop

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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 725

It is now 725 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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What is the point of the OPEN SPACES SOCIETY if it does not act to preserve open spaces ..............
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AP McCoy given knighthood for services to horse racing

AP McCoy given knighthood for services to horse racing

Jockey AP McCoy has received a knighthood for services to horse racing.

The 20-time champion jockey, from Moneyglass in County Antrim, retired in 2015 after he became the most successful jump jockey of all time.

He rode more than 4,300 winners.

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

MP receives national recognition for horse law

MP receives national recognition for horse law
MP Julian Sturdy

A YORK MP has been awarded an honour by the RSPCA for his work to tackle fly-grazing horses.

Julian Sturdy, the MP for York Outer, has won the RSPCA's Arthur Broome Award for pushing to introduce a new law in England to tackle fly-grazing, where horses are abandoned on other people's land.

Many horses left in this condition are badly cared for and at risk of injury or causing an accident if they escape.

Mr Sturdy gathered support for a Private Member's Bill through Parliament, with the Control of Horses Act eventually becoming law in 2015.

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Society of Master SaddlersThere are now so many types and styles of saddles on the market from the most luxurious leather money can buy to those made from synthetic materials.

First of all think about the purpose of the saddle, if you are going to be showing or competing at a high level, leather may be the look you decide to go for with judges favouring a traditional look.

Leather saddles have the potential to last a lifetime if they are well looked after and are made from good, top quality leather.

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Pony Rescued After Skin 'Eaten Alive' by Maggot Infestation

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World Horse Welfare and the RSPCA are calling for information after a young pony was found with his skin being eaten alive by a maggot infestation which had developed from untreated wounds on his back and rump as a result of lice.

'Buggy' as he has now been named, was discovered in a field in the Hillam area of West Yorkshire with three other horses by a member of the public who immediately contacted the charity when she realised he needed urgent help. World Horse Welfare Field Officer, Sarah Tucker, arrived soon after. She describes what she saw:

"As I walked over to the pony, the smell was absolutely putrid even from six feet away. I could hear the maggots making a 'crackling' sound as they burrowed through his skin. It was like his skin was moving as he was so covered in them and he understandably looked very uncomfortable and dejected."

Buggy skin- Buggy when he was found

A vet from Minster Veterinary Practice in York arrived with RSPCA Inspector, Claire Mitchell, and the local police so that Buggy could be removed under the Animal Welfare Act and transported to safety. Given that Buggy was in such a terrible state, he was travelled to the Minster Equine Veterinary Clinic in York where he was put on a drip and received urgent treatment to clear his skin of the maggots. Vet Kathryn Wright BVetMed MRCVS said:

"The foal was very thin and was suffering with extensive skin damage due to maggot infestation as well as lice and intestinal worms. He was in need of urgent veterinary attention."

Buggy clip- Buggy undergoing treatment

Sarah continues:

"I would say this is one of the most horrific cases of neglect that I've seen in the years I've worked for World Horse Welfare. It's shocking to think that Buggy has been left in this terrible condition for and that if he'd been found just one or two days later it would have been too late.

buggy skin 2- Buggy after being clipped

"In addition to Buggy's awful maggot-infested wounds, the whole field was full of ragwort, all four of the horses' hooves were in serious need of trimming and there was no fresh water supply for them to drink. Thankfully, they are now all in the safety of World Horse Welfare's Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Lancashire and Buggy is on the road to recovery."

Buggy nowBuggy at World Horse Welfare Penny Farm, June 2016

RSPCA Inspector, Claire Mitchell said:

"Poor Buggy was in a sorry state when we were called out to him, we're really glad he is now receiving the care and treatment he desperately needs. His skin condition is absolutely appalling and he will have been extremely uncomfortable, it's shocking that somebody could have left him to suffer like this.

"This is another great example of the successful multi-agency work between the equine charities to combat horse welfare issues, and I'm pleased that together we were able to ensure the welfare of these horses. The team at World Horse Welfare does a great job in rehabilitating horses like Buggy, and like us at the RSPCA, sees cases of neglect like this all too often.

"We'd be very keen to hear from anybody with any information as to who owns the horses. They can leave me a message in complete confidence by calling 0300 123 8018."

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

Stallions fight to establish herd's hierarchy and help 'reduce aggression' whilst out on the Alps in Austria

- Horses are pushed into ring where they attack each other by jumping up

- The aggressive display is designed to establish a hierarchy for the group

- Crowds watched the fighting take place in Aschau, Austria, in the Alps

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

Make it law to pass by a horse wide and slow and abide by horse riders hand signals

Make it law to pass by a horse wide and slow and abide by horse riders hand signals

Says Debbie Smith

Hello and thank you for your continued support, Star x country  are donating proceeds to us from the t shirts and hoodies they sell which is giving us just enough funds to but keri mills leaflets to hand out. 

no news from the transport minister as yet, our dvd is being asked for from all sorts of transport companies from Waitrose to Royal Mail, 

educating is the way forward as I am sure you will all agree. we need more people to write to their MP also. please feel free to organise a ride or meeting with your Mp and get a reporter out as Christine and I have done , Mp`s like to also be in the local paper on behalf of Pass Wide And Slow.

any events which you can pop along to and hand out leaflets is also help full. I am looking forward to start riding my self again soon, Christine and John brindle have their MP visiting them which is great news, fully supportive of the campaign.

Please look up Star x country they are doing all they can to help , We had a article with thanks to Equisafety put out which also helped along with others. if you know of any courier , freight company's which may want a copy of the educational dvd please send me a pm . 

Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

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

BHA STATEMENT  EU REFERENDUM RESULT

BHA STATEMENT  EU REFERENDUM RESULT

In relation to the result of the EU Referendum which was held on Thursday 23 June 2016, Will Lambe, Director of Corporate Affairs for the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), said:

"The BHA will work closely with Government contacts including in particular officials from DCMS and Defra, as well as other sporting bodies, to represent the interests of British horseracing in the discussions and decisions that will follow on from today's result.

"It is too early to assess the implications of the vote on the sector as a whole. Racing has however been proactive in considering the implications of a Leave vote and identifying the areas in which it might be impacted. These include any possible effects on trade, betting regulation, equine welfare and the movement of horses and employment laws. The expectation is that there will not be a substantial impact on most of these areas, or the overall regulation and running of the sport, certainly in the short term.

"DCMS are continuing to work towards the replacement of the Levy by April 2017. This work is at an advanced stage in a number of areas, with significant groundwork already laid, and the key piece of domestic and primary legislation which provides for an income stream for British Racing from all forms of betting activity, including that through offshore remote betting operators, has already been passed. It is likely that there will still be a requirement for some degree of European clearance but this will still be based on the clear precedent in France.

"The replacement of the Levy was and is a Government commitment, with full cross-party backing and support right across the Conservative Party. There is strong, and still growing, recognition of the sport's economic, cultural and social importance right across the country."

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

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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

Police check horses for being
drunk-under-the-influence

Police check horses for being drunk-under-the-influence

In Jefferson County, Colorado even horses have to pass through driving-under-the-influence checkpoints.

Lakewood police posted on Twitter that a pair of equine vehicles showed up at their DUI stop in Golden.

Lakewood Police @LakewoodPDCO

Even the horse went through the @LakewoodPDCO ,@jeffcosheriffco  Checkpoint  

Police check horses for being drunk-under-the-influence

Lakewood Police @LakewoodPDCO

Well, this was a first for a  checkpoint - but we are in Golden, so maybe we shouldn't be surprised...

Back in 2013, a 45-year-old Colorado Springs man was actually arrested on suspicion of drunken horseback riding in Boulder after University of Colorado police interrupted what he claimed was a 600-mile journey from Larkspur to Bryce, Utah, to attend a wedding.

Lakewood police didn't report any arrests from the horseback rider checks.

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

Georgie Patrick, 50, from Farnham, qualified for the Horse of the Year Show

Georgie Patrick, 50, from Farnham, qualified for the Horse of the Year Show

Georgie Patrick, 50, from Farnham, qualified for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) at the SEIB Insurance Broker's Search for a Star 2016 qualifier held at Stretcholt Equestrian Centre in Somerset, on 12th June. Georgie placed second in a competitive division aboard Carolyn Elwes' Harry Duke.

Carolyn bought the 9-year-old dappled grey 18 months ago. He had hunted in Ireland and Dorset before coming to Surrey.

"He's very strong, and Carolyn asked me to school him and do some jumping," explained Georgie, who met Carolyn through the hunting community. "I used to event, but I have two young children, and so I don't anymore." Instead, the pair have been focusing on dressage to music and working hunter classes. "I last did working hunter classes 35 years ago!" laughed Georgie.

The pair have qualified for the regional dressage to music finals and plan to do more showing.

"We did amateur workers at Bath & West, but I was very nervous – this is much nicer!" said a delighted Georgie, who runs her own private yard. "Carolyn will continue to hunt him, while I aim to continue his showing and dressage," she added. 

The SEIBSearch for a Star series has been created by SEIB to encourage amateur riders to produce their horses to a high standard in the show ring and giving them the opportunity to compete at the prestigious finals at the Horse of The Year Show (HOYS). Each qualifying competition follows the same format, with classes for Working Hunters, Riding Club Show Horses, Show Hunters, Show Ponies & Show Hunter Ponies, Riding Horse/Hacks and Cobs.

More information on the Search for a Star series is available at www.search4astar.org.uk, and regular updates on the series can be found on social media at www.facebook.com/SEIB.Search4AStar.

Uma Thurman 'breaks bones' in horse accident

Uma Thurman 'breaks bones' in horse accidentUma ThurmanImage

Actress Uma Thurman has been injured in a riding accident while holidaying on the Caribbean island of St Barts.

According to her representative, the Kill Bill star "was training on a young thoroughbred who got spooked.

She was thrown and broke a few bones". Thurman's publicist confirmed the 46-year-old star had been hurt after she was reportedly seen "walking gingerly" into a restaurant on the island.

It is not known exactly when or where the accident occurred. Boston-born Thurman is known for films including Pulp Fiction, Dangerous Liaisons and My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

The actress has two children with her ex-husband, Ethan Hawke, and a third with financier Arpad Busson, to whom she was once engaged.

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

Rio nominated combinations released

Rio nominated combinations released

British Equestrian Federation [BEF] has today confirmed the equestrian athletes and horses they have submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale [FEI] as the Nominated Entries list for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Only athletes and horses listed on the Nominated Entries list can be put forward to the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association for selection.

Great Britain has qualified the following number of athletes to compete in the equestrian events at the Games:

  • Dressage – 4 athletes
  • Eventing – 4 athletes
  • Jumping – 4 athletes
  • Para-Dressage – 5 athletes

Athletes selected to compete for Team GB in Dressage, Eventing and Jumping will be announced 5 July 2016 and athletes selected to compete for ParalympicsGB will be announced 14 July 2016.

Nominated entries are listed in alphabetical order, by athlete surname.

Nominated entries: Dressage

Henriette Andersen with her own Flavio

Fiona Bigwood with Penny Bigwood and Neils and Lis Dahl's Atterupgaards Orthilia

Richard Davison with Gwendolyn Meyer and his own Bubblingh

Charlotte Dujardin with Anne Seifert-Cohn and Carl Hester's Barolo

Charlotte Dujardin with Rowena Luard, Anne Barrott and Carl Hester's Valegro (pictured)

Michael Eilberg with Ferdi Eilberg's Marakov

Michael Eilberg with Ferdi and Geri Eilberg and Lynne Crowden's Woodlander Dornroeschen

Lara Griffith with Dr Wilfried and Ursula Bechtolsheimer's Rubin Al Asad

Carl Hester with Jane De La Mare and his own Nip Tuck

Carl Hester with Coral Ingham's Wanadoo

Gareth Hughes with Rebecca Hughes, Julia Hornig and his own [Classic] Briolinca

Anna Ross with Jane Sewell's Die Callas

Laura Tomlinson with Dr Wilfried and Ursula Bechtolsheimer's Rosalie B

Hayley Watson-Greaves with her own Rubins Nite

Spencer Wilton with Jennifer Goodman and his own Super Nova II

Click here for the full FEI list of all nominated dressage horses.

Nominated entries: Para-Equestrian Dressage 

Natasha Adkinson with her own Sweet Caledonia

Natasha Baker with Christian Landolt, Phil and Lorraine Baker and Dorothy Alder's Cabral

Heather Bennett with her own Zavailantika

Sophie Christiansen with Diane Redfern's Athene Lindebjerg

Sophie Christiansen with her own Janeiro 6

Deborah Criddle with the Lady Joseph Trust's [LJT] Akilles

Anne Dunham with the Lady Joseph Trust and Henrietta Cheetham's [LJT] Lucas Normark

Nicky Greenhill with Gary Greenhill and her own Gregorian Chant

Suzanna Hext with Pammy and Charlie Hutton's Abira

Erin Orford with Annabel Whittet's Dior

Lee Pearson with David and Lynda Pearson, Gillian Chinn and his own Zion

Sophie Wells with Charlotte Hogg's C Fatal Attraction

Sophie Wells with her own Valerius

Click here for the full FEI list of all nominated para dressage horses.

For the full Team GB list click here

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

Gillie Summers 

Peter Scudamore
Pictured (L-R) Pony Club Chairman Mary Tuckett, Gillie Summers and Meg Green
(Area 5 Rep).

Gillie Summers began her voluntary work for The Pony Club in 1953, the year of The Queen's Coronation, with the Burton Cheshire Forest Branch. She became DC of the Branch in 1970 and was one of the youngest, if not the youngest, DCs in the country.

Gillie remained DC until 1976 when she had a short break before returning for a further six years in 1981. A keen ambassador for Tetrathlon, Gillie founded the Area 5 Tetrathlon Committee in 1986 and became Tetrathlon Chairman in 1989, chaperoning the British Tetrathlon Team to America and Canada in 1995.

Gillie was Area 5 Rep from 1984 to 2001, and during this time was Chief Steward for the very first Pony Club Novice Championships and introduced Tetrathlon to Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Described as a person who demands respect, loves The Pony Club and has a wicked sense of humour, Gillie was instrumental in starting the Young Instructors scheme in Area 5 and was the first to hold an Associates' Camp.

Now in her 82nd year, Gillie's passion for The Pony Club is as strong as ever. She was awarded the 20+ Cubitt Award in its first year of existence and now, thirty years later, receives her 50 years Cubitt Award.

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Horse and Country TV

Mon 27 June, 2016

Horse and Country

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6:00pm Yard Talk: Geoff Billington H&C visits the Cheshire yard of popular showjumper Geoff Billington, who reflects on 30 years of success on the showjumping circuit. (S1, Ep 8/10)

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)

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7:00pm Country Calendar on Horseback In the last episode of the series, Country Calendar looks at Buller dairy farmers Craig and Donna Hampton who only milk once a day on their 300 hectare farm in the Maruia Valley. (S2, Ep 11/11)

7:30pm Drive Thru Australia Mooloolaba. Learn how to make lamb koftas and the Mooloolaba seafood jambalaya in Mooloolaba, home of the Mooloolaba Triathlon and one of Australia's most vibrant cities. (S1, Ep 1/13)

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8:00pm Blue Chip All Star Academy The eight riders receive a turnout masterclass from show producer Jayne Ross. The next day our judges assess the contestants' grooming skills. (S1 Ep3/5)

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9:00pm GCL 2016: Cannes Catch the show jumping action from the newly added League competition of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2016. (S1, Ep 8/15)

10:00pm GCT 2016: Cannes Catch the showjumping action from Cannes, the eighth leg of the glamorous Global Champions Tour 2016. (S6, Ep 8/15).

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Tues 28 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 Drive Thru Australia Coloundra and Noosa. Ben explores the beaches of Coloundra, and reveals his recipe for whole fish Thai style. Later in Noosa, he shows you how to make your very own homemade crumpets. (S1, Ep 2/13)

7:30pm Drive Thru Australia Blackall Range. Up in the mountains of the Blackall Range, Ben shows us how to craft the perfect buffalo feta and lamb pizza. Later, he throws some Thai-style chicken on the Barby. (S1, Ep 3/13)

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8:00pm GCL 2016: Cannes Catch the show jumping action from the newly added League competition of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2016. (S1, Ep 8/15)

9:00pm Around the Dog World Get the outdoor dog show season started in beneath the beautiful Malvern Hills for WELKS championship dog show and watch highlights of all the best action from the weekend. (S3, Ep 6/12)

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10:00pm Blue Chip All Star Academy The eight riders receive a turnout masterclass from show producer Jayne Ross. The next day our judges assess the contestants' grooming skills. (S1 Ep3/5)

11:00pm 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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Wed 29 June, 2016

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6:30pm H&C Masterclass: Gareth Hughes Top international dressage star Gareth Hughes, shows us how to ride and train the half pass dressage movement. (S2, Ep 9/10)

7:00pm Drive Thru Australia Geelong and the Great Ocean Road. Ben kicks off his journey along the Great Ocean Road at Geelong, where he cooks up laksa and panzanella. (S1, Ep 4/13)

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7:30pm Drive Thru Australia Grampians. While exploring the Grampians National Park, Ben serves up some salmon in warm olive sauce. (S1, Ep 5/13)

8:00pm Blue Chip All Star Academy The eight riders receive a turnout masterclass from show producer Jayne Ross. The next day our judges assess the contestants' grooming skills. (S1 Ep3/5)

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9:00pm Athina Onassis Horse Show Combining glamour and top-level sport, the world's best showjumpers meet in St Tropez, at the famous beach of Pampelonne in Ramatuelle, to compete in the 3 day event. (S4, Ep 1/1)

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10:30pm WDM 2016: Wiesbaden Now in its 80th year, the World Dressage Masters series continues in Wiesbaden, Germany and includes dressage, show jumping, eventing and vaulting competitions. (S5, Ep 2/2)

11:00pm 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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Thurs 30 June, 2016

Horse and Country

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7:00pm Drive Thru Australia Shepparton. In the vibrant and progressive city of Shepparton, Ben makes poached asparagus - and reveals the secret to a perfect white chocolate cheesecake. (S1, Ep 6/13)

7:30pm Drive Thru Australia ACT. In the Australian Central Territory, Ben serves rustic bean soup - and for dessert, plum and apple crumble. (S1, Ep 7/13)

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8:00pm FEI Nations Cup 2016: Rotterdam Catch the next round of the FEI Nations Cup 2016 from Rotterdam. (S5, Ep 9/15)

9:00pm WDM 2016: Wiesbaden Now in its 80th year, the World Dressage Masters series continues in Wiesbaden, Germany and includes dressage, show jumping, eventing and vaulting competitions. (S5, Ep 2/2)

9:30pm Blue Chip All Star Academy The eight riders receive a turnout masterclass from show producer Jayne Ross. The next day our judges assess the contestants' grooming skills. (S1 Ep3/5)

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10:30pm Rudall Rides With Jonathan Agnew Jenny heads out for a hack in Western style with cricket legend and commentator Jonathan Agnew. (S1, Ep 3/6)

11:00pm 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)

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Fri 1 July, 2016

Horse and Country

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8:00pm Blue Chip All Star Academy The eight riders receive a turnout masterclass from show producer Jayne Ross. The next day our judges assess the contestants' grooming skills. (S1 Ep3/5)

9:00pm GCL Cannes Highlights Show Catch highlights of the show jumping action from the newly added League competition of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2016. (S1, Ep 8/15)

9:30pm GCT Cannes Highlights Show Catch highlights of all the show jumping action from Cannes, the eighth leg of the glamorous Global Champions Tour 2016. (S2, Ep 8/15)

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10:00pm Rudall Rides With Jonathan Agnew Jenny heads out for a hack in Western style with cricket legend and commentator Jonathan Agnew. (S1, Ep 3/6)

10:30pm WDM 2016: Wiesbaden Now in its 80th year, the World Dressage Masters series continues in Wiesbaden, Germany and includes dressage, show jumping, eventing and vaulting competitions. (S5, Ep 2/2)

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11:00pm Fly Fishing with Hywel Morgan Learn from the master as he teaches you how to be a better fly fisherman. (S1, Ep 1/6)

11:30pm Fly Fishing with Hywel Morgan Learn from Hywel Morgan, World Flycasting Champion, as he both teaches and inspires you to become a better fly fisherman. Features include Hywel's Tackle Box and Hywel's Flies. (S1, Ep 2/6)

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Sat 2 July, 2016

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7:00pm Drive Thru Australia Gippsland. In this haven for nature-lovers, Ben makes black pepper prawns. After exploring the great outdoors, he crafts a stunning turkey satay. (S1, Ep 10/13)

7:30pm Drive Thru Australia Southern Highlands. In this popular tourist destination, Ben teaches us how to make gnocchi Romana and vegetable spring rolls. (S1, Ep 11/13)

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8:00pm 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)

9:00pm FEI Classics 2016: Luhmühlen The FEI Classics 2015 is a series uniting the top end of the international eventing circuit. Watch all the action from Luhmühlen. (S6, Ep 6/8)

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10:00pm Carl and Charlotte: Dressage Super › We meet top dressage riders Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin at their yard in Gloucestershire, and discover what life is like for them in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. (S1, Ep 1/2)

11:00pm Fly Fishing with Hywel Morgan Learn from Hywel Morgan, World Flycasting Champion, as he both teaches and inspires you to become a better fly fisherman. Features include Hywel's Tackle Box and Hywel's Flies. (S1, Ep 3/6)

11:30pm Fly Fishing with Hywel Morgan Learn from Hywel Morgan, World Flycasting Champion, as he both teaches and inspires you to become a better fly fisherman. Features include Hywel's Tackle Box and Hywel's Flies. (S1, Ep 4/6)

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Sun 3 July, 2016

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7:00pm Drive Thru Australia Limestone Coast. Within Australia's most extensive volcanic region, Ben creates a fabulous coffee queen pudding - to go along with his roasted fillet of beef with yorkshire pudding. (S1, Ep 12/13)

7:30pm Drive Thru Australia Kangaroo Island. While exploring Kangaroo Island, Ben prepares the perfect South Rock lamb shish with eggplant salad. Later, he whips up honey panna cotta with figs. (S1, Ep 13/13)

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8:00pm Blue Chip All Star Academy The eight riders receive a turnout masterclass from show producer Jayne Ross. The next day our judges assess the contestants' grooming skills. (S1 Ep3/5)

9:00pm Blue Chip All Star Academy In this penultimate episode, there's a veterinary challenge for our contestants, before they all have a jumping lesson from Olympic event rider Ludwig Svennerstal. (S1 Ep4/5)

10:00pm Carl and Charlotte: Dressage Super › Follow Charlotte Dujardin as she competes in the CDIO Hagen, Germany, under the watchful eye of her mentor Carl Hester. Plus we find out more about Carl and Charlotte's Olympic horses. (S1, Ep 2/2)

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11:00pm Fly Fishing with Hywel Morgan Learn from Hywel Morgan, World Flycasting Champion, as he both teaches and inspires you to become a better fly fisherman. Features include Hywel's Tackle Box and Hywel's Flies. (S1, Ep 5/6)

11:30pm Fly Fishing with Hywel Morgan The final part of Hywel Morgan's fly fishing Masterclass. The World Flycasting Champion, both teaches and inspires you to become a better fly fisherman. (S1, Ep 6/6)

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