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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

Shropshire County Council v Tony Barnett

"You may have apply for my attendance at court, for this valid reasons are required by me. This statement should be taken seriously;There is no way that the alleged claimant is involved with this comedy of errors, therefore he will not take any part or surrender to any judgement given against him "

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony Barnett As further claims have been made by Porter, Powell and Gerzon, through print and as the council is subject to FOI, I will therefore use this email correspondence as my application for copies of the claimed documents.

The council through the three afore mentioned "legal" has applied to the lnad registry, as owners of the developed common land, and is shown on SL196129 created without full disclosure of copies of pre registration of title deeds (Quo Warranto 1189), then the claim is fraudulent, through false representation, abuse of office and failure to disclose, there is evidence of collusion, (2006 fraud act).

For this claim, I require copies of the third party liability certificate, copies of the pre-registration document as afore mentioned, copies of the accounts entry to show purchase/conveyance, copies of the consent to carryout works and copies of the blue print, copies of the signing off of the works by the clerk of works and copies of the exchange between council and develloper.

As you have stated that the developed area of common land is Whitchurch Heath Common, which you claim was purchased through fee simple, then I require copies of title deeds from the owners/vendor of that named common land, as the common was registered s9, the claims are to immature to be called fraud, like doctors and nurses played by children, to immature to be taken seriously.

The land register, this is where sheet 28 is recorded on the register map, Ken Harper did not register the land, that was your selves via Mr G Godber council clerk by 1968, subsequently this common land plus the remaining 61 were registered under s9, Ken Harper only registered his rights of common as is shown in this bundle, and, if you put on your glasses you will discover that the registration is on Whitchurch Heath Common CL21, and not on the also known as aka.

Also in the bundle is registrations scratched out, this was carried out on the 15/7/02 when I claimed the aka/logo prees heath, this of registration is signed and dated, the fraudulent document you have disclosed to show two previous claims are not signed and dated, there is no details of the applints or the receiving officer, the second claim was phoned in.

Just as corrupt as the councils land registration is that of Prees Heath, as indicated by the above date, the aka prees heath was registered by me in 2002 12 months before 30/9/03, you haven't shot yourselves in the foot but committed suicide, as you are not professional this is the act of the desparate.

The land deal exchange for common land that is unlawfully occupied by the Warren House shows the lack of integrity by the planning , the land is common land, the house is under the same demolition as the hangars.

Before any claim/act of fee simple can be claimed the property must of freehold, s9 shows that the land is not freehold, had you put brains in gear before making statements as in this one that exercise of powers of the 1899 commons act, you would have discovered that Whitchurch Heath Common CL21 is Rural, it is not borough or Urban, you also need to examine the other claim/statement, the 1925 law of property act (lands registration) has no record of this common land, but sections 193 & 194 does, rights of access and prevention of unlawful activities/developments (not doing very well are we?).

The conveyance and the following alleged lawful documents amount to false representations and will not be accepted by the profession.

The applications to Pins by Lewis and supported by this council are fraudulent, there is also a denial by the Lnad Registry that there is no link between butterfly conservation and it.

You may have apply for my attendance at court, for this valid reasons are rquired by me.

This statement should be taken seriously;There is no way that the alleged claimant is involved with this comedy of errors, therefore he will not take any part or surrender to any judgement given against him.

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Tony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fightTony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fight

Please pass my congratulations to him
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Public Inquiries 16 December 2014 - 13 January 2015

FPA/L3245/7/14, 16/12/2014, Llanyblodwel and Porthywaen Institute, Llanyblodwel, Oswestry, SY10 8LZ, Addition of footpath/bridleway

FPS/21585/4/18, 06/01/2015, First Floor Conference Room, E forest, Civic Offices, High Street, CM 16 4BZ, Divert footpath

FPS Y3940/3/1, 13/01/2015, Ascot Court, Aintree Avenue, White Horse Bus Park, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 0XA, Footpath Modification

FPS/21585/7/80, 13/01/2015, The Courtauld Gallery, Braintree Town Hall, M arket square, Braintree, Essex, Footpath Modification

FPS/D0840/7/21, 13/01/2015, Landithy Hall, Church Road, Madron, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8SW, Addition of footpath/bridleway

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

Shot and burnt carcasses of mother and foal found in forest

Shot and burnt carcasses of mother and foal found in forest

The shot and burnt carcasses of two horses have been found in a forest in Suffolk.

Remains of the mother and foal were discovered in the King's Forest, at West Stow near Bury St Edmunds.

They appeared to have been set on fire before being left at the Forestry Commission site, Suffolk Police said.

Officers said it was an offence to dump animals in the countryside and investigations were ongoing.

PC Mark Bryant said: "If you do own any pets or horses which have to be put down, there are ways to go about it.

"What you can't do is just go out into the countryside, shoot animals and dump the carcasses.

Shot and burnt carcasses of mother and foal found in forest

"There are ways and means of doing this and this is way outside of what I would consider to be acceptable."

Police said if they were shot on site then a firearms offence may also have been committed.

Shot and burnt carcasses of mother and foal found in forest

"I suspect that they're either not needed, not required or ill and, to save cost, somebody has decided to take the law into their own hands," said PC Bryant.

Police said the owner of the horses had not been identified and they were working with the RSPCA on the investigation

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 163

It is now 163 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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Olympia: Charlotte Dujardin delights in 'special' world record with Valegro

Olympia: Charlotte Dujardin delights in 'special' world record with Valegro

Britain's double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin says it was "such a special feeling" to set a new world record at the Olympia Horse Show in London

Charlotte, who won two world titles in August and was fourth in the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year, scored 87.740 for her routine with Valegro. It beat the previous mark of 87.129, which the pair set at the World Cup final in Lyon in April.

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Temporary. What does it mean?

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Mark Todd Bridging the Gap announces exciting new developments for 2015

Mark Todd Bridging the Gap announces exciting new developments for 2015
Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Training news for 2014

The organising team behind the popular British Eventing 'Mark Todd Bridging the Gap' Training Series, designed for 2* and 3* level riders have now revealed the 2015 training dates along with some exciting developments to roll out over the next two years.

Sponsored by Keyflow and the Mark Todd Collection, the MTBTG series is also supported by the British Equestrian Federation (BEF)'s Excel programme which is funded by Sport England.

The main developments planned for 2015 include former Olympian and three times Mitsubishi Motors Badminton winner Pippa Funnell providing an exclusive Winter Development Day exclusively for riders who have been involved in the MTBTG series in 2014. Also new for the season ahead is the introduction of a training scheme for 1* level riders – 'Stepping Stones Training' under the MTBTG banner.

In 2016 the MTBTG series aims to introduce a European Tour, allowing riders to observe and absorb the Coaching techniques of several highly respected trainers; Christoff Hess and Ingrid Klimke are the calibre of two of the Coaches that BE hopes to engage.

The 2015 MTBTG training dates have now also been announced, including dressage, show jumping, cross country and a combined training competition, all with coaching support from highly renowned BE Accredited Coaches Gill Watson and Lizzel Winter.

Free Course walks and Coaching support from the MTBTG trainers will also be offered once again to MTBTG riders at select CCI/CIC 3* and Advanced Events throughout the BE circuit this coming season.

Pippa Funnell joins MTBTG

During the Winter Development day, Pippa will perform a ridden demonstration, after which she will talk about her training philosophy to produce a successful event horse and encourage discussion amongst the attendees. The day offers an ideal opportunity for the MTBTG riders to develop and increase the understanding of fundamental issues relating to the production and sustainability of competition horses.

Stepping Stones

Introduced based on a high demand in 2013-14, a pilot Stepping Stones Training date will be run in July 2015 to incorporate dressage and show jumping training with both MTBTG trainers. The day is designed for riders aiming towards specific CCI* events in 2015, including Bicton Arena International (3), Gatcombe International, Weston Park International and Osberton International.

Find Training in your Region

The MTBTG Training Dates as well as many other clinics throughout the country are now available to view on the BE website; www.britisheventing.com/training

Please note that details of the MTBTG course walks will be announced on the above website in early 2015.

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Glen Cousquer - The Donkey Sanctuary

Glen Cousquer - The Donkey SanctuaryPACK MULE WELFARE FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD STUDENTS

Since reporting on the setting up and growth of a partnership project to promote pack mule welfare across the mountain tourism industry in Morocco, many more partners have expressed their concern over pack-animal welfare and their desire for more information.

Companies, large and small, have made requests for further training so that they can better understand the many issues involved and better meet their responsibilities to these hard-working animals.
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HELPING THE TOWNSHIP DONKEYS OF SOUTH AFRICA .

HELPING THE TOWNSHIP DONKEYS OF SOUTH AFRICA . The townships of Johannesburg are not easy places in which to work. Migrant workers from throughout South Africa (and beyond) have been drawn to the big smoke and so a wide mix of cultures populates an area where the infrastructure doesn't always cope.

A high crime rate and significant social problems within the townships are generally considered the main priorities, with animal welfare slipping down the list. Yet for many people, having healthy donkeys is the only way of earning an income.

Highveld Horse Care Unit (HHCU) has been working in townships and rural areas across a huge part of South Africa and their work with donkeys in the townships of Brits is funded and supported by The Donkey Sanctuary. In addition to rescue and rehoming of donkeys and horses, their outreach work in townships now makes up about 60% of their work with a recently formed township team trained up in farriery, harnessing, clinical examinations and much more. After spending a few days with the inspiring, energetic and welcoming team, I can certainly appreciate the need and how their dedication is working wonders for the township donkeys.

In 2008, the team got a call from a concerned township resident about a donkey called Stevie who had been beaten horribly by his owner. The team rushed out and found Stevie with skull fractures, bleeding from his eyes and covered in haematomas. The owner was arrested, his traditional fighting stick was confiscated and Stevie was taken to the HHCU farm where he was treated.

Since his recovery, Stevie, although still around 70% blind, is the babysitter for new arrivals at the farm; he teaches younger equines the ropes and keeps them out of mischief. He loves children and meets each school group with cheerful affection. Johann, the HHCU farm manager, explains to visiting children that donkeys have an 'ear-button' on their foreheads; when you lightly press the button, the ears swing backwards!

HHCU stresses that by working with the owners, it can improve welfare and prevent desperate problems from arising. Only the most serious cases are confiscated and HHCU staff work closely with owners to build a trust so that owners have someone to turn to who will not simply take their animals away from them; the vast majority of owners understand the importance of welfare but just need support or training to improve. It is a very challenging balance to strike.

Today, we met several owners in one township who use donkeys to bring carts of scrap metal to the scrapyard to sell and who also use their carts to supply coal to households in the area. Thanks to HHCU, old harnesses have been replaced with much better designs that no longer cause wounds, painful bits have been removed, all carts that I saw had breaching (like a brake to stop the cart from bumping into the back of the donkey) and the donkeys' feet were looking great. In an area where people themselves don't always have the kind of welfare they should, these donkeys were looking pretty good.

However, the social problems in HHCU's vast areas mean that the battle will be a long one. The team regularly have to deal with emergency cases of donkeys being attacked with knives or hot water, or hit by cars in addition to their daily work with owners. A lack of fresh water in one area leads to horrific cases where donkeys and other animals get stuck in the mud trying to reach water in a dam.

The multi-talented and multi-lingual team at HHCU have their work cut out to improve the lives of the multi-dimensional donkeys of South Africa and I'm completely in awe of their amazing hard work and dedication, putting the donkeys first and often dropping everything to help a donkey in need.

The Donkey Sanctuary

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

Bride ends up face down in the sand
after horse bolts during wedding photo shoot

Bride ends up face down in the sand after horse bolts during wedding photo shoot

Bride ends up face down in the sand after horse bolts during wedding photo shoot

"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

Nativity donkey dies after being 'squashed' by fat man who sat on it at Spanish fair

Nativity donkey dies after being 'squashed' by fat man who sat on it at Spanish fair

- Five-month-old donkey at a Christmas fair in town of Lucena in Cordoba

- A heavyset man climbed into the young animal's pen and sat on its back

- Two days later the donkey was struggling to stand and had to be put down

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

Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

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

AHT APPEAL TO OWNERS WHOSE HORSES HAVE SUFFERED FROM SYCAMORE SICKNESS

AHT APPEAL TO OWNERS WHOSE HORSES HAVE SUFFERED FROM SYCAMORE SICKNESS

The Animal Health Trust, the UK's leading veterinary charity, is launching the first UK epidemiological study into Atypical Myopathy and is calling for horse owners whose animals have been affected by the disorder to help.

This collaborative research between the University of Liege, the Irish Equine Centre and the Animal Health Trust aims to investigate the geographical distribution and clinical particularities of Atypical Myopathy in the UK and Ireland. In 2014, the UK reported the highest number of Atypical Myopathy cases in Europe with alarming mortality rates, and therefore a UK-based investigation is essential to understand the particularities of the disease in this country.

Atypical Myopathy is a debilitating and fatal disease caused by the ingestion of sycamore seeds, commonly known as "helicopters" as their shape enables them to travel several yards away from where the trees are located. Clinical signs include muscle weakness and stiffness, dark urine, colicky signs, anorexia and recumbence that may lead to death if not treated promptly.

Horse owners whose horses have suffered from Atypical Myopathy are urged to fill in a short questionnaire providing details of the affected horse's management, pasture details and clinical signs. By collecting as much information on the disease as possible the AHT hopes to accelerate the research into the condition, furthering the understanding of the Atypical Myopathy and improving the poor prognosis the disease currently has in the UK.

The deadline for reporting cases is 15 January 2015.
To complete the horse owner questionnaire and read further information on the disease, click here.

If you're a vet who has seen clinical cases of Atypical Myopathy in 2014, you can also help the AHT's research into the disease by providing information about these cases.

Please fill out the vet questionnaire here.

HELP THE AHT INVESTIGATE ATYPICAL MYOPATHY

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

A great idea.
A whites only meeting at Christmas.

A great idea. 
A whites only meeting at Christmas.

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

Praise for under the saddle materials at Saddle Research Trust International Conference

Praise for under the saddle materials at Saddle Research Trust International Conference

The 2nd Saddle Research Trust International Conference at Anglia Ruskin University, was declared a resounding success. Presenting to a full house of around 400 delegates from varied quarters of the equestrian industry, the world's leading veterinary and scientific experts examined, discussed and debated the latest research on saddle-related equine welfare and performance issues.

Presenters, delegates and the conference sponsors World Horse Welfare, the British Equestrian Federation, Amerigo Saddles and Horse & Hound, commended the event as "excellent" and "a highly important step in the sharing of knowledge and expertise for the good of the horse."

The conference saw leading vets, saddlers and equine therapists joining professional riders and trainers as well as leisure owners and riders to hear international experts share their vast experience and debate their cutting edge research.

SRT Director, Anne Bondi, began with an entertaining and thought provoking look at horse, rider and saddle interactions which highlighted some current and very relevant findings of health issues experienced by cyclists who spend hours in their saddles.

Dr Sue Dyson from the Animal Health Trust discussed the causes of saddle slip and the implications of hind limb lameness as well as equine back and rider asymmetry. She went on to present the findings from studies undertaken with her PhD student, Line Greve, investigating changing back dimensions in ridden sports horses after exercise. Evidence suggests that thick pads and numnahs can constrict and interfere with the fit of the saddle and can prevent the changes in back shape that should naturally occur in the horse during exercise. Such under-saddle materials should be seen as an integral part of the rider/saddle equation when calculating fit and considering comfort.

Professor Hilary Clayton gave a fascinating overview of the potential to use new technology in the riding arena to help improve rider position and technique. She explained the potential role of easy to use gadgets for basic kinematic analysis, sensors to buzz reminders at every crooked, out of balance move and an electronic belt to help improve core strength and control by detecting rider pelvic tilt on the horse.

A perceptive introduction to the afternoon sessions from British Equine Federation Director of Equine Sports Science and Medicine, John McEwen, was followed by a fascinating insight into the state-of-the-art in knowledge of animal movement science, given by Professor Christian Peham. He demonstrated how a biomechanical simulation method, based on real data, could assist vets as a clinical tool and delegates learned much more about the movement of the equine back and neck, through his 3D model.

Professor Lars Roepstorff and Maria Terese Engell explored the influence of the rider, emphasising that the horse is a partner in sport and, as such, needs a rider who prepares himself or herself with thorough appropriate fitness and core strength exercise. Dr Katja Geser-von Peinen then presented the effects of saddle design and function on rider and horse. She shared her fascinating work of pressure mapping and reiterated how the expert interpretation of results is key to success with this technology.

The final session saw Professor Renee van Weeren summarise the evolution of the human-horse relationship, drawing comparisons with other sports and emphasising that there is a huge amount of scope for more science to be used to improve standards on all levels.

Olympic dressage rider, Richard Davison, ended by pinpointing which areas he specifically believed to have the most practical relevance for him as a rider as well as discussing the benefits of the research on a wider scale, urging equestrian organisations to take note.

The full proceedings from the Saddle Research Trust Conference can be downloaded at www.saddleresearchtrust.com, email research@saddleresearchtrust.com or telephone 07775 912202.

Says Maureen ComberI have been given an ASBO by the Hampshire County Council for standing up for riders rights.

How many other people have been silenced by Hampshire County Council? ........... read more

HorseWorld's Discovery Courses rewarded in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund

HorseWorld's Discovery Courses rewarded in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Says Amy Williams

Horse rescue charity, HorseWorld has been awarded £1,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Bristol.

Following votes from members of the public HorseWorld's Discovery Courses have been awarded a grant from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

Discovery courses employ rescued horses to help young people that are disadvantaged, have learning and/or behavioural issues or are on the autistic spectrum to improve concentration, communication, confidence and life skills. The horse is a unique, ideal tool to promote emotional growth and learning in young people. Bringing horses together with young people can have staggering results. The courses give students the opportunity to learn to handle a horse, groom, tack up, lead a horse through obstacles, and more. All these activities boost youngsters' confidence and encourage team work. HorseWorld's Discovery Courses are now branching out to include Nature Courses, teaching young people all about the natural world around them in a newly developed nature area at HorseWorld's Welfare Department.

Discovery Course Leader, Sharon Howell commented, "The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to our Discovery Courses by enabling us to make a lasting difference to the lives of many more disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. We are extremely grateful."

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

Nearly 1.5 million votes were cast for good causes across the country during the voting that took place between 2 September and 10 October. Over 700,000 people will be benefit either directly or indirectly from the good work the 1,400 good causes across the country will be able to deliver as a result of receiving a Community Fund 2014 award.

Free Horse Riding Lessons for Ladies

Free Horse Riding Lessons for Ladies
Antoinette, Maura and Elizabeth on horseback, enjoying their free lesson at Calliaghstown Equestrian Centre, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, in November. [L-R]: Samantha Doyle, BHSAII; Antoinette Byrne; Linda Young, AIRE Secretary; Maura Ryall; Calliaghstown proprietor Anthony Byrne, BHSII; Elizabeth Byrne; Valerie Byrne, Calliaghstown Secretary/Yard Hand. -

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) and the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE) have launched an innovative programme that provides an excellent opportunity for women interested in trying out horse riding for the first time or wishing to return to it after a break, at no cost. The programme is running from 1st November to 31st December 2014 and is funded through the Irish Sports Council's Women in Sport Programme.

The HSI / AIRE Free Horse Riding Lessons for Ladies programme is funded through the Irish Sports Council's Women In Sport Programme. A limited amount of funding is available to encourage women who have never been on a horse before but always wanted to try it out, or those who may have been thinking about returning to horse riding after a break for any number of reasons. The aim is to nurture their interest so they may take up horse riding on a regular basis.

There has been an overwhelmingly positive response from women registering their interest in this free offer. Over 120 have registered to date with AIRE for their free lesson by sending an email to info@aire.ie

Once registered with AIRE, ladies receive a voucher which they can use at their local AIRE Approved Riding Centre, details of which can be found on www.aire.ie The riding centre signs the voucher and submits it to Horse Sport Ireland for a partial reimbursement on the cost of the lesson.

Anthony Byrne, BHSII, proprietor of Calliaghstown Equestrian Centre in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, has recently invested in a new sand arena and is currently building student accommodation. Enjoying their free lesson at Calliaghstown last week were clients Elizabeth Byrne, Maura Ryall and Antoinette Byrne. The last time Elizabeth was on a horse was 20 years ago at Calliaghstown and she was "delighted to be back in the saddle". This was Maura's third time to ride in the past three years and she would "definitely be back for another lesson". Antoinette had been horse riding once a week for six months four years ago and found it a "great experience". All three women enjoyed the experience so much they have booked to continue horse riding once a week.

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What would your horse do if he saw this?

What would your horse do if he saw this?

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony BarnettGATES OR STILE’S WILL ONLY BE LAWFUL AS LONG AS THE REASONS FOR THE INSTALLATIONS ARE SERVING THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY WERE INTENDED.

ANY STOPPING UP OR CLOSING OFF OF RIGHTS OF WAY SHOULD BE CHALLENGED FOR APPROVAL/CONSENT FROM THE APPROPRIATE MINISTER OF THE CROWN ........... read more

Breeding Champions with
TopSpec Stud Feed Balancer

Breeding Champions with TopSpec Stud Feed Balancer

Breeding champions of the future, Emma Blundell of Mount St John Stud recognises the importance of correct nutrition.

Says Emma: "The focus of our breeding programme at Mount St John is 'Quality without Compromise' which is why we choose to feed TopSpec that is 'Created without Compromise'. TopSpec gives us the peace of mind that all our stock are getting the very best nutritional support for fertility, lactation, growth and performance."

TopSpec Stud Feed Balancer will promote superb muscle and skeletal development without providing excess calories resulting in overtopping.

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Now the winter weather has well and truly set in don't let it hamper your riding and training at home.

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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

INGMAR DE VOS

INGMAR DE VOS

He was elected as President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) by an overwhelming majority in the first round of voting, earning 98 votes out of a possible 131. De Vos, 51, Secretary General of the FEI since May 2011, was elected to take charge of the world governing body of equestrian sport during this morning's session of the FEI General Assembly in Baku (AZE).

The result was announced by Princess Haya, the outgoing President, with the simple words, "I am pleased to announce we have a new FEI President, Ingmar De Vos". Her words were met with prolonged applause from close to 350 delegates representing 91 National Federations, stakeholders, sponsors and international media.

"I'm really very honoured and overwhelmed by this enormous support," a clearly emotional De Vos said, "and I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your confidence. Baku will be in my memory forever. "Elections are always difficult, as it splits a little bit the family, but I guarantee that I will be the president of all of you, I will serve all the members of our community and I will work very hard to keep this unity."

He went on to thank his great friend and mentor Jacky Buchmann, who has recently been re-elected as President of the Belgian Equestrian Federation. And finally, with great emotion, he thanked outgoing President Princess Haya.

"Words cannot explain what she has done for our organisation. She has shown leadership, she has guided us through difficult waters, she has innovated us, she has modernised us. She has left us with a great legacy and I believe, together with many of you, that it is our responsibility to preserve the legacy and go on with the roadmap she has shown us. Words are not enough to thank her. Over the years we have become good friends, and I am thankful and grateful for your support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

De Vos takes over the reins as FEI President at the conclusion of FEI General Assembly for a four-year term, and is eligible for re-election for up to three consecutive terms. He has stated that he will resign as Secretary General as soon as he takes over the Presidency this afternoon and will appoint an interim Secretary General to take over the role until a permanent replacement is found. Ingmar De Vos (51) holds degrees in political science, business administration and international and European law, and started his career as an advisor to the Belgian Senate. He joined the Belgian Equestrian Federation as managing director in 1990, and held the additional role of Secretary General from 1997 to 2011.

During his time at the Belgian National Federation, De Vos was chef de mission for the Belgian Equestrian Team at all FEI World Equestrian Games™ from 1990 to 2010 and at several Olympic Games. He was also Secretary General of the European Equestrian Federation from 2010, the year the organisation was formed, until 2011, when he joined the FEI.

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