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West Dorset nettle warning

West Dorset nettle warning after Maggie the horse collapses and rider taken to hospital after Horse Hill Farm in Stoke Abbot bridleway incident

SHOCKING: Nellie George from Elwell Farm, the livery where the horse is kept,
helping with Maggie

WEST Dorset riders want to warn others about the danger of overgrown bridleways after a woman ended up in hospital and a horse collapsed.

Charlotte Hewlett and her friend Bex Perkins were riding along a narrow bridleway past Horse Hill Farm in Stoke Abbot early last Tuesday when disaster struck.

They had ridden a way down a long narrow track before they realised how overgrown it was but by then it was too late and too narrow to turn their two big horses - already in a state of shock - around.

Charlotte said: "We couldn't turn around and we where trapped in the over growth with two big horses getting attacked by stinging nettles.

"The horses were panicking as we where fighting our way through the bridle path.

"We decided to get off and help them try to break through but the horses panicked even more and trampled over the top of us to try and run away from the stings.

"We got out of the track and my horse collapsed several times falling over in the track.

"She then collapsed in a gateway and was giving up."

Charlotte called Dorset Equine in Dorchester and despite vague directions vet Graham Sherwin was on the scene in 50 minutes.

Charlotte said: "My horse would be dead without him. With the quick response from my vet at Dorset equine he managed to asses the situation.

"Maggie was pumped full of drugs and morphine to try and get her to respond but it wasn't looking good.

"She was flat on her side for around an hour until the drugs started to work.

"I want people to be aware of this.

"We get moaned at for being on the roads and in the way of traffic but we can't access the bridleways as they are just so overgrown and problems and outcomes occur like this.

"My friend ended up in A and E after being trampled so she will never forget this experience.

Vet Mr Sherwin said the horse had gone into anaphylactic shock after exposure to a very large patch of nettles.

He said: "If they could have turned round and gone a different way they would have done. Avoidance is the main key if possible but it does have to be pretty extreme for this to happen.

Nellie George from Elwell Farm where Maggie is kept, helping vet Graham Sherwin

"The girls were saying they were being stung when they were on top of the horse so it was a big patch of nettles.

"If you were cantering through a meadow and there was a small patch of nettles in the middle it wouldn't be like this. It was a prolonged exposure and over quite a large area of the body, so it was quite a big dose that they got.

"If adverse things happen principles of first aid make sure there is only one casualty if you have a 550 kilo animal dropping down try not to get injured yourself."

Charlotte said: "I just wanted to make sure everybody else was aware this could happen."

Maggie, a nine-year-old thoroughbred is still being treated by the vet for her injuries.

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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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It can't be, can it?

It can't be, can it?

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

Motorcycle Attacked By Horse

Motorcycle Attacked By Horse

A motorcycle was rear-ended by a running horse in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province on July 14,leaving two people injured, Qianjiang Evening News reported.

According to the report, the crash occurred at 7:55pm that evening.

A man, surnamed Yuan, was taking the horse on a walk along the road. When a motorbike passed by, the horse was frightened by the loud sound of the throttle. Yuan lost control ofthe horse and it began to run forward.

The owner ran after the horse and tried to catch it. However, he failed, as the horse soon collided with the motorcycle in front of it.

Both the motorist and his friend in the back seat were bowled over and injured. They have left hospital after treatment, according to the report.

The report said the motorist, surnamed Yu, was later found to be driving under theinfluence, and did not have his driver's license with him. His motorcycle was taken away by police.

According to the traffic police department, it is legal to take a walk with a horse on the road under Chinese law. The case is not considered a traffic incident and was handed over to the local police station.

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 753

It is now 753 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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It doesn't really matter how big they are, cats will always be cats..

It doesn't really matter how big they are, cats will always be cats..

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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Government backs two-year plan to save Manx horse-drawn trams 

Douglas Horse Trams courtesy Manxscenes.comThe 140-year-old Douglas Bay Horse Tramway runs along Douglas promenade for 1.6 miles (2.6 km)

Tynwald has approved a government plan to secure the long-term future of the Isle of Man's iconic horse-drawn trams.

It means the government will operate the Douglas Bay Horse Tramway for the next two years while a business plan is produced to make it more profitable.

The proposals were debated at Wednesday's parliamentary session.

Douglas Borough Council announced in January that it was no longer "financially viable" to run the service after an annual loss of £263,000.

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway has been ferrying tourists along the town's promenade for more than 140 year.

Horse Tram depot, Isle of Man courtesy Manxscenes.com The Manx government said it will buy the horse tram depot, the horses and the trams from Douglas Council for a "nominal amount"

Infrastructure minister Phil Gawne said it was important to save this "important piece of Manx heritage".

He added: "These trams distinguish the island from other British tourist destinations and the department is confident it can further capitalise on the success of the transport-related travel market."

The plan will mean government costs of about £215,000 for refurbishing the horse tram depot and operating the trams.

The Douglas Bay Horse Tramway, which was built and originally operated by Thomas Lightfoot from Sheffield, runs along Douglas promenade for 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the Strathallan terminal to the Sea Terminal.

An independent report in 2012 revealed that heritage railways contributed £11 million to the local economy.

THE BEST BRITISH HORSE RACINGS

THE BEST BRITISH HORSE RACINGS

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

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

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Temporary. What does it mean?

Temporary. What does it mean?Different inspectors have different meanings
For Chailey, it was 20-years.
For Chobham, it was six-months.
For Odiham, it was five-years x twice ......... read more

It's a survivor

The Somali wild ass has been around for thousands of years, but less than 700 remain in the wild today.

These relatives of the donkey top out at around four feet tall, and can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. At one point, they roamed across the entire Arabian Peninsula, but now, only a few populations remain scattered around East Africa. They've been hunted to near extinction for their meat and medicinal purposes.

But if there's one thing this animal is, it's a survivor.

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Susi Rogers-HartleySusi Rogers-Hartley

"I want to inspire people especially those with disabilities, to find a way to do things and never stop trying."

When a terrible accident put Susi Rogers-Hartley in a wheelchair, she knew she had to fight on to achieve her dreams.

Susi continues to work hard to pursue a career with horses and teach others how to reach their long term goals

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Jousting fighting to become an Olympic sport

- English Heritage reveals it wants to take art of jousting in to the Olympics

- Charity claims jousters have same attributes as those heading to Rio 2016

- Event involves competitors with 44lb of armour and holding a 12ft lance racing towards their opponents at a gallop of up to 30mph

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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

FEI AWARDS 2016 GLOBAL QUEST FOR EQUESTRIAN HEROES BEGINS

FEI AWARDS 2016
GLOBAL QUEST FOR EQUESTRIAN HEROES BEGINS

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body of equestrian sport, has today launched the FEI Awards 2016. This officially marks the beginning of the 8 week nomination phase that will result in the winners being announced at the FEI Awards Gala Ceremony presented by Longines in Tokyo (JPN) on 22 November 2016.   

Launched in 2009, the FEI Awards are an annual salute to excellence, determination, resolve, courage and dedication. In order to recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals and organisations that make the equestrian community so unique, the FEI calls upon the public every year to nominate their heroes via the online platform at www.feiawards.org.

"We are a global sport but we are also a way of life and a community with a very strong set of values", FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. "The FEI Awards honour everyone who make our sport happen and this has been shown time and time again in the thousands of nominations we have received since the FEI Awards were launched in 2009.

"This being an Olympic/Paralympic year, I am sure the performances and the dedication of so many individuals will add to the conversations around the heroes both in and out of the arena and I really look forward to discovering more inspirational stories that make our sport so unique. I encourage everyone to go to the website and nominate their heroes so that they can be recognised and celebrated by the global community."

FEI Awards 2016 - five hotly-contested categories

The Longines Rising Star Award is for a person aged 14 to 21 who demonstrates outstanding sporting talent and commitment.Jessica Mendoza (GBR), who won this award in 2015, has recently been announced as reserve rider for the British Jumping team heading to the Rio2016 Olympic Games! Former winners of this category also competing in Rio, include China's Alex Hua Tian, described in the Chinese press as "one in a billion" following the 2008 Olympic Games. 

Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing, noted: "For a number of years we have been strongly supporting young sportswomen and men active in the disciplines we are associated with, such as equestrian sports, alpine skiing and tennis. As we conceive our partnerships on a long term basis, we are keen to contribute to further to the development and outreach of the sports we are involved in. The Longines Rising Star award will be presented for the fourth time to a young talented equestrian athlete between 14 and 21 years. The recipient will succeed to the previous outstanding laureates: American rider Reed Kessler, Mauritian vaulter Lambert Leclezio and British rider Jessica Mendoza."

The Best Athlete Award celebrates the athlete who over the last 12 months has demonstrated exceptional skills in the arena, and has taken equestrian sport to a new level. Awarded to Australia's Boyd Exell in 2015 for his unmatched track record in the sport of Driving, including Six World Championship titles alongside numerous FEI World Cup™ titles. Previous winners of this category heading to Rio2016 seeking to add more Olympic gold medals to their collection include defending champions Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Michael Jung (GER), and Dutch jumping legend Jeroen Dubbeldam, gold medallist from Sydney 2000.

The Against All Odds Award acknowledges people who have pursued their equestrian ambitions despite physical issues or extremely difficult personal circumstances. Last year this award went to Endurance athlete Oriana Ricca Marmissolle (URU) who following diagnosis and treatment for Phase III Hodgkin's Lymphoma at just 17 years of age was back in the saddle within days of finishing chemotherapy treatment competing at events in Uruguay, France, Brazil and Chile. Former winners of this category include USA's Sydney Collier and Germany's highly experienced and multi medalled Angelika Trabert, both selected to compete at the Rio2016 Paralympic Games.

The Best Groom Award is dedicated to the vital behind-the-scenes team members who work 24/7 to ensure their horses get the best possible care and attention. Last year, Mexico's Eddie Garcia Luna was celebrated for his dedication and commitment to Olympic rider Steffen Peters horses.

The FEI Solidarity Award – which in 2015 went to a tailor-made project in Haiti called "Les Chevaux qui pansent les plaies" (Horses that heal wounds) providing therapeutic riding for over 250 children affected by the 2010 earthquake and in particular amputees.  The top athletes were then given the opportunity to train in Para-Equestrian sport. This award will be presented to an FEI Solidarityor equestrian development project, or an individual or organisation that has demonstrated skill, dedication and energy in expanding equestrian sport.

Nominations for the FEI Awards 2016 will close at midnight on 18 September 2016.

"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

MINIMISE THE GLOBAL THREAT OF EQUINE DISEASE

NEW STUDY CALLS FOR HELP

Infectious diseases, their control and the spread of disease worldwide is not only a human concern, but is a threat to our equines too. At the AHT we are committed to the diagnosis and surveillance of many infectious diseases affecting horses, ponies and donkeys in the UK and overseas – and now you can help us tackle these issues too!  

Our new research project, collaborating with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the University of Nottingham, aims to help owners protect their horses, ponies and donkeys from infectious disease in the hope of increasing awareness, best practices and ultimately, nationwide horse health.  

This three-year study, generously funded by The Horse Trust, hopes to improve the accessibility of guidelines available for horse owners to use in the control of infectious disease; as current published advice can seem complicated to follow, and may not always be realistic for individual equestrian premises and owners to undertake. The study, conducted by veterinary surgeon Dr Caroline Hodgkinson during her PhD research, will work closely with vets and owners in Britain to produce recommendations that will be practical, effective and able to be tailored to individual requirements. 

The first stage of the study requires owners of horses, ponies and donkeys to complete a detailed questionnaire about their management practices and yard environment, as well as their own experience of infectious disease control. In order to get a representative sample of horse owners, we are aiming to receive at least 1,000 completed questionnaires. All horse owners are eligible to participate, whether or not they have experience of infectious disease, and all information provided will be vital for the future control of these diseases.   

Veterinary practices participating in this new research study will be inviting their clients to sign up for the survey, and we are currently inviting licensed riding schools and equestrian premises throughout Britain to take part.

Any owners who have not received a postcard, but would like to participate, are asked to register here, or for more information email caroline.hodgkinson@aht.org.uk

Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

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

World Horse Welfare's Top Tips For Keeping Horses Hydrated In The Heat

world horse welfare top tips watering travelling

This summer, temperatures have already soared into the high twenties. If you are considering travelling your horse for any reason, read up on World Horse Welfare's top tips?:

  • Is travel essential? Transporting horses in very hot weather should be avoided if possible or if it is essential then consider travelling during the cooler parts of the day or overnight if you can.
  • Plan ahead: Before setting off, it's important to ensure horses are given unrestricted access to forage and water for at least six hours with plenty of space to rest and relax.
  • Route planning: When you are planning your route try to make sure you have designated safe stopping points where you can check horses and provide water if necessary.
  • Be vigilant for delays: Even small road delays extend a journey and in hot weather can cause additional stress for your horse. Keep an eye on traffic information and plan possible alternative routes that you can use in case of delays or problems on the road.

world horse welfare watering tips

  • Good ventilation: Make sure that your vehicle offers sufficient ventilation for your horses and that vents are opened to maximise air flow.
  • Prepare for the worst: Whilst it sounds pessimistic, when travelling by road you just never know when or for how long you might get held up, so make sure you have plenty of forage and water on board to keep your horses happy and healthy.
  • Know the signs: A dehydrated horse can deteriorate quickly so make sure you knowwhat symptoms to look out for and can act fast if you spot them. Signs include depression, lethargy, dullness in eyes, dry skin and mouth, darkened gums, decreased appetite, lack of or infrequent urination or defecation and thick, sticky saliva.
  • Good quality forage: Access to quality forage will not only maintain a healthy digestive system and provide an ongoing source of energy but also creates a small reservoir of fluid in the horse's gut to help keep them hydrated.
  • Watering intervals: Our research has shown horses should be offered water at least every four and a half hours whilst travelling, or more frequently in hot weather conditions.
  • You can lead a horse to water: Anyone who has offered their horse a drink in an unfamiliar place will know that horses can be choosy about the type of container they will drink from and the taste of the water, but it's important to stress that this doesn't mean they're not thirsty. If possible, try and take water from home and provide it in a bucket they are used to drinking from. You can also try flavouring the water with apple juice or offer very wet feed to eat which will help hydrate them. 

world horse welfare watering tips

  • Minimise stress: Horses can become dehydrated more quickly when they are stressed or unsettled so try to minimise this wherever possible. Ensure the vehicle is well ventilated and drive carefully to make the journey as comfortable as possible.
  • Find shade: When you arrive at your event, try to park in a shady spot. Not only will this give you and your horse a more pleasant place to stand outside the box whilst you are there, but it will also help to keep temperatures inside the box down ready for your return journey.
  • Upon arrival: As with pre-planning before a journey, it's just as important to give plentiful forage and water upon arrival at your destination. If you're travelling to a show or event then it's a good idea to make sure your horse has time to relax, eat and drink before competing or beginning exercise.

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

Who says horses don't like Heavy Metal ?

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

Rescued pony finds freedom
in life-saving eye mask

A rescued pony in Bristol has found her freedom again this week thanks to a company that make special eye masks for horses.

Beatty, a 12hh Welsh pony who was rescued by HorseWorld in in 2004, has an eye condition which means that she has to wear a special mask to block UV rays and flies. Without this mask, she would eventually go blind.

On the morning of Monday 17thJuly HorseWorld staff discovered Beatty's mask had been stolen overnight. This meant she could no longer go out in bright sunlight and had to spend her days in the barn while her friends were out running free in the fields.

The mask had been generously donated by Guardian Mask, the only company who make them and was imported from America to save Beatty's sight. When the staff at Guardian Mask heard what had happened, they immediately responded by sending her another one.

Several members of the public also responded by sending donations to buy her a new one. This means that Beatty can now have two masks so that while one is being washed or repaired, she can still go out wearing the other one.

"We are very grateful to Guardian Mask and to the public who responded with donations." said HorseWorld Groom, Marcus Kearton. "Many of our rescued horses have very specific problems that can be difficult to treat and need specialist equipment that can be difficult to obtain. These masks have to be imported from America. When we found it had been stolen, we were so disappointed but the generosity of our supporters in response to this restores your faith in humankind.

"We are still hoping that the thief will return Beatty's mask as she will need to wear one for the rest of her life. If the person does not wish to be identified, they can just leave the mask on a fence post where we can easily find it when we are checking the horses.

"If anyone has any information on who may have stolen Beatty's mask, please contact HorseWorld or the Police. If you would like to donate to HorseWorld, please press the Donate button at www.horseworld.org.uk or call 01275 893020. Thank you."

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

New Visitor Centre Hailed a 'Fantastic Achievement' by HRH The Princess Royal

HRH and Shilo

The redevelopment of World Horse Welfare's Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Somerton, Somerset was described as a 'fantastic achievement' by the charity's President, HRH The Princess Royal when she officially opened the centre on Friday (15th July).

The final stage of the completed development includes an indoor arena and visitor centre which enables the centre's rehabilitation work to continue all year round, whilst providing educational opportunities for visitors and a vital insight to World Horse Welfare's work helping horses in the UK and around the world.

HRH GSF isolation

The official opening was attended by over 160 guests including World Horse Welfare supporters, corporate sponsors, local councillors, MPs, members of the local community and those who had helped bring the new development to fruition through major donations.

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All guests enjoyed a tour of the centre where they met the farm's grooms and equine specialists and heard about the different aspects of their work and the journey from rescue to rehabilitation of each horse coming into World Horse Welfare's care. A delicious lunch and afternoon tea were expertly prepared by Glenda Spooner Farm Chef, Tristan, who provided a fantastic showcase of local produce and the high quality of food and drink available in the Visitor Centre Coffee Shop.

GSF cafe guests

The Princess Royal gave a speech about the importance of the new facilities in boosting World Horse Welfare's work in the South West before unveiling a unique double-sided sculpture of World Horse Welfare Adoption horse, May, specially created by renowned sculptor, Judy Boyt. The stunning model shows May on one side when she arrived at World Horse Welfare emaciated, whilst the other side shows her now she is back to full health.

May sculpture with HRH

The Princess Royal said:

"These new facilities are a fantastic achievement. I am hugely impressed by the planning, forethought, layout and understanding of what was needed not just for the horses who receive care at Glenda Spooner Farm but for the people who come here and visit too. It is this relationship between horses and humans that is the most important for the future success of World Horse Welfare's work.

"Glenda Spooner Farm's redevelopment is a long term investment which has the scope to attract more interest from supporters but to also do a lot more good."

HRH and Amy with Moss

World Horse Welfare Chief Executive, Roly Owers, said:

"As so clearly articulated by our President during her speech to formally open the new facilities at the farm this is the end of one chapter and the start of a new one with such exciting potential for the future – thoughts which are very much echoed by everyone at World Horse Welfare.

"It was a very special to see the new facilities being so enjoyed by our guests on Friday and cannot wait to welcome visitors over the coming months to learn more about our work, support us through volunteering or donating, watch our expert team in action, enjoy the new Coffee Shop and explore the walks across the farm.

"Rehoming is such a core focus for each of our four centres and when our President last visited Glenda Spooner Farm three years ago her visit resulted in her rehoming Welsh pony, Annie, who caught her eye whilst she was here. So whilst we do love visitors coming in to enjoy a cup of coffee here with us, we also hope many of them might also consider taking a horse or pony home with them too!"

Mounted police

Almost a decade in the making, Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerton has been operating as a Rescue and Rehoming Centre since the site was purchased in late 2006. Previously in Herefordshire, World Horse Welfare's 'western' base was relocated to Somerton – improving accessibility and transport links from a greater geographical area, plus providing a prominent position for the centre and offering a site with much greater potential.

Find out more about Glenda Spooner Farm

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Shocking images of House of Horrors stables where animal lovers found a rotting dead foal and horses reduced to skin and bone

Shocking images of House of Horrors stables where animal lovers found a rotting dead foal and horses reduced to skin and bone

- Shocked dog walkers spotted foal tangled in electric fencing in Merseyside

- Also saw 20 starving horses in stables that were kept without food or water

- RSPCA investigating owner and treating both a mare and foal from stables

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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

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Para-Equestrian Dressage


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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Got Colour?

Crave a breech that is perfect all year round? The Equi-Theme Verona Breeches are the all-purpose breech to have, and are now available in new colours.

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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

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MICHAEL EILBERG 

MICHAEL EILBERG

The first dressage competition at the CHIO Aachen 2016, the World Equestrian Festival, was already like a battle of the giants. Whereas the so-called Small Tour doesn't attract a lot of attention at other shows, in Aachen's Deutsche Bank Stadium one can admire the stars of tomorrow in these competitions. Today's Prize of the VUV – Vereinigte Unternehmerverbände Aachen was no exception here. World Champions competed against German National Champions today.

The winner, Woodlander Farouche under the saddle of Michael Eilberg, was the World Champion of the Five and Six-year-old Dressage Horses. After achieving a score of 76.368 percent today, she proved that she has made it to advanced level.

The winner of the Final of the Nuremberg Burg Cup (which is similar to the German Championships of the Young Dressage Horses) came second on a score of 75.263 percent: Santiago, ridden by Germany's Olympic silver medallist of 2012, Dorothee Schneider.

The horses that came third and fourth were also German Champions as young horses. Third place went to the seven-year-old stallion, DSP Belantis with the five-time Olympic gold medallist Isabell Werth (73.895 percent). Belantis came second at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in 2016. The horse belongs to the State Stud Neustadt/Dosse to 50 percent, so it is more or less a four-legged civil servant. The remaining 50 percent is owned by Madeleine Winter-Schulze, Isabell Werth's long-standing friend and sponsor.

The horse that ranked fourth (73.026 percent) is also just seven years old: the stallion Escolar, was ridden by the Olympic team gold medallist, Hubertus Schmidt. Escolar actually won the German Champion title twice, as a three-year-old and as a four-year-old.

Sixth and seventh place also went to Germany: Suppenkasper with the team World Champion, Helen Langehanenberg (72.921 percent) and Geraldine with Ingrid Klimke (71.553). Incidentally, the latter, who is the daughter of the most successful dressage rider of all time, Dr. Reiner Klimke, is not only competing in the dressage arena in Aachen, but also in the DHL Prize of the eventers.

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