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Appeal for owners after horses rescued from Welsh common

Appeal for owners after horses rescued from Welsh common

A team of eight staff including a veterinary surgeon from Redwings helped the RSPCA and the local authorities with two rescue operations on the Welsh commons.

Redwings helped remove 11 horses and a foal from Llangynidr Common under the Control of Horses Act and on the authority of Powys Trading Standards. They have been removed to a secure location while investigations are ongoing and Redwings has a pledged a home to this group if required.

Four of those rescued are also subject to animal welfare offences and the RSPCA are currently investigating their case so we are unable to release more details at this time.

All horses have, however, been transported safely and are now receiving veterinary treatment and assessments as needed.

Anyone with any information regarding the ownership of the Llangynidr horses should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.

The team then went to Gelligaer Common and helped the RSPCA and Caerphilly council remove seven horses and a foal under the Animal Welfare Act, as there were animal welfare concerns for this group. They have been moved to a separate facility and are under the care of the Caerphilly council while investigations into their case are ongoing.

If no owners are identified after 14 days, a court application will be made to transfer ownership of the horses to the RSPCA who will be able to continue their care as needed.

Anyone with information regarding these ponies can contact 0300 123 8018 or Caerphilly Borough Council on 01495 235291. Calls are treated in confidence.

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Death of young eventer
at international horse trials

Death of young eventer at international horse trials

STATEMENT BY FEI

It is with deepest regret that we confirm that Caitlyn Fischer (AUS) suffered a fatal accident while competing at the Sydney International Horse Trials (AUS).

Caitlyn Fischer, 19, was riding the 12-year-old gelding Ralphie in the CCI1*competition when the accident occurred at fence two.

Immediate medical attention was provided by the on-course paramedic and doctor but unfortunately the rider was unable to be revived.

The horse is in a stable condition and remains under the observation of veterinarians. Caitlyn Fischer had been competing at CCI1* level for over a year with Ralphie, finishing seventh at Albury NSW in 2015 and Camden NSW earlier this month.

"On behalf of the whole sport I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Caitlyn's parents Alisa Carr and Mark Fischer and her family", Equestrian Australia Chairwoman Judy Fasher said.

"The thoughts and prayers of horse people all over the country are with Caitlyn's family and friends at this sad time."

"As a mother myself, my heart goes out to the family and friends of Caitlyn Fischer after this tragic accident", FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said.

"The safety and welfare of riders and horses is our top priority at all FEI events.

On behalf of the FEI and the whole sport I would like to express our most sincere condolences to Caitlyn Fischer's family and her many friends in the sport."

A full investigation into the accident has been launched. The statement from Equestrian Australia is available here.

The BHS and Maureen Comber

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

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It is now 669 days since the BHS shamefully dismissed Maureen Comber after more than 50-years of dedicated and hard-working service.

Maureen ComberStill no regret.

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Still no apology.

What is more they have still not paid her back the outstanding money they owe her.

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Petition launched to make it a criminal offence for horse riders to take their horses on public roads .......... Details

Petition launched to make it a criminal offence for horse riders to take their horses on public roads

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Carl Hester loses Court battle for Uthopia

Carl Hester loses Court battle for Uthopia

Statement:Issued by BD on behalf of Carl Hester MBE

The ongoing legal case surrounding the ownership of the horse Uthopia has now come to an end and it is with great sadness that Carl Hester can announce that he no longer has any claim to part ownership of the horse.

The horse will be sold by Wilsons Auctions as part of their Prestige Auction on Friday 27 May.

Carl said: "It's been a distressing experience for us all and with a very unhappy end. 'Uti' has been part of the family for 11 years and is a yard favourite. Quite simply, I'm appalled that it's come down to this. I'm already working hard to find backers to help me buy him and give him the very best care in retirement he deserves. I owe him so much and my immediate concern is for the horse's welfare. I just want him home to spend the rest of his days at our yard, cared for by those who adore him."

Uthopia is a Dutch-bred dark bay stallion by Metall, born in 2001 and was found by Carl as a four year old. With Carl riding, he won a total of five Championship medals including Olympic Team Gold in 2012 and two individual silvers at the 2011 European Championships.

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A year-long investigation to determine the welfare standards of donkeys associated with the European donkey milk industry is to be discussed this week at a meeting composed of 12 animal welfare groups that operate across Europe.

The report, supported by The Donkey Sanctuary, has been produced by Dr Michela Minero with a team from the University of Milan and will be presented at a meeting hosted by the charity's Italian operation, Il Rifugio degli Asinelli.

Faith Burden, Head of Policy and Development at The Donkey Sanctuary, said: "Research for this investigation took place in Italy, where a significant proportion of the European donkey milk industry operates. The report looks at the current situation regarding donkey milk production and provides an overview of EU regulation of donkey milk farming and the effects of animal welfare legislation within Italy.

"In collaboration with the University of Milan, we will be presenting the report at this week's meeting of the Eurogroup Equine Working Group. We look forward to using the outcomes of this report to create guidelines that promote and share best practices across the industry."

The study also carried out welfare assessments of donkeys associated within the dairy industry, which includes lactating jennies, foals, non-milk producing donkeys and breeding stallions. Welfare standards at the 12 farms which participated voluntarily in the investigation were found to be generally good and the guidelines will seek to assist the industry towards self-regulation and constant improvement of welfare conditions for the animals in its care.

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Update on British Eventing
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Update on British Eventing protective headwear rules

British Eventing rules relating to the cross country requirements for protective headwear have been reviewed following recent events. This specifically relates to the wording in rule 7.2.3 "having no peak, peak type extensions or noticeable protuberances above the eyes or to the front". British Eventing has been made aware of a specific part of the permitted standards that permits a small, smooth protuberance to the front of a hat, but not a peak.

BE has sought independent expert advice and it was concluded that a small "protuberance" that is smooth and rounded in nature would pose no additional safety risk. After carefully reviewing our current rules and the information and advice from industry experts, an updated version of rule 7.2.3 was submitted to the BE Risk Management and Sport Committees for their consideration.

This rule revision has been agreed by both Committees and therefore, with immediate effect, rule 7.2.3 will be updated to the following:

7.2.3 'Cross Country Protective Headwear' is a "Jockey Skull" of an even round or elliptical shape with a smooth or slightly abrasive surface, having no peak or peak type extensions. Noticeable protuberances above the eyes or to the front not greater than 5mm, smooth and rounded in nature are permitted. It must also comply with the 'Protective Headwear' criteria and be tagged as set out above. A removable hat cover with a light flexible peak may be used.

BE Sport Operations Manager, Chris Farr, commented; "In 2015 the permitted standards changed quite considerably and to ensure all members, manufacturers and retailers were aware of the changes the 2016 rules were published in early July last year through all media channels, including leaflets given to each member at BE events during the middle of the season.

"The BE rules are, first and foremost, there for the safety of our competitors and horses and, having sought independent expert advice, we have made the decision to amend the wording to rule 7.2.3.

"We encourage all members to carefully read the rules and regularly check their protective headwear and body protector, however please do not hesitate to contact British Eventing if you have any queries."

The 2016 Members' Handbook can be found on the BE website HERE, please contact sport@britisheventing.com for any queries regarding BE rules.

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

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- Clipper becomes sensation after trimming a series of complex designs into animals for clients

- She started clipping horses when her own pony developed a condition called cushings and needed many trims

- Melody said she does not use any stencils or CGI to create her designs and instead relies on her freehand skills

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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

Campaign to stop rural protesters from hiding behind face masks

Campaign to stop rural protesters from hiding behind face masks

Countryside campaigners are stepping up efforts to stop rural protesters from hiding behind face masks – after it was revealed Devon and Cornwall Police officers have never used their powers against hunt saboteurs.

An amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill, to be heard this week, will attempt to insert a clause giving police constables the right to insist demonstrators are stripped of face coverings, if a PC believes they are trying to hide their identity while committing a crime.

At the moment such action can be taken only on the written say so of a senior officer on the ground.

The issue is a major concern for the pro-hunt Countryside Alliance which believes anti-hunt protesters routinely wear face masks to hide their identity in violent attacks on hunt members.

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the Alliance revealed that Devon and Cornwall Police had used their powers to force the removal of masks on only three occasions – all of them at Plymouth Argyle versus Exeter City football matches.

Police forces in England and Wales confirmed just one example of the powers under Section 60AA of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act being used against hunt saboteurs. It was by Derbyshire Police near Buxton in January 2014.

The powers have been used by ten other police forces since 2013 in relation to football matches, far right marches and even a gay pride event.

Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance, said: "In the past three years there have been a number of cases where hunt staff and supporters have been viciously attacked by animal rights activists wearing balaclavas, but no one has ever been brought to justice for these crimes.

"Extremists know that wearing face coverings masks their identities and makes prosecution unlikely, and also that it intimidates those who they are protesting against. Yet the powers to remove face coverings have been used more often at football matches than they have at hunts.

Opt out of Adyoulike ad targeting "Police and crime commissioners and chief constables have assured us that the powers they have to unmask protestors are sufficient yet in the entire country we can find just one example of those powers being used to unmask hunt saboteurs in the last three years."

The powers have been used by ten other police forces since 2013 in relation to football matches, far right marches and even a gay pride event.

Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance, said: "In the past three years there have been a number of cases where hunt staff and supporters have been viciously attacked by animal rights activists wearing balaclavas, but no one has ever been brought to justice for these crimes.

"Extremists know that wearing face coverings masks their identities and makes prosecution unlikely, and also that it intimidates those who they are protesting against. Yet the powers to remove face coverings have been used more often at football matches than they have at hunts.

"Police and crime commissioners and chief constables have assured us that the powers they have to unmask protestors are sufficient yet in the entire country we can find just one example of those powers being used to unmask hunt saboteurs in the last three years."

He added: "The Government has an opportunity to address this anomaly in the Policing and Crime Bill and we hope that it addresses this blight on so many rural communities."

Lee Moon, spokesman for the Hunt Saboteurs Association, says on the organisation's website that they will continue to wear face masks.

Mr Moon said: "The Countryside Alliance is currently obsessed with saboteurs wearing masks, which we have always done and will continue to do so due to the very real threat of violent reprisals by hunt support.

"We would ask the Alliance to explain why so many of their supporters are regularly masking up and committing violent unlawful acts in the countryside?"

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Committee calls for Swansea urban horse tethering ban

Committee calls for Swansea urban horse tethering ban

A pilot ban on horse tethering in Swansea should be introduced by the council, a committee has said.

The call follows a petition from the Friends of Swansea Horses (FOSH) and increasing concern about the health of the city's urban horses.

A specially appointed group of councillors made the recommendation alongside calls for council-run grazing lands and more owner education.

The full council will make a decision by May 11.

'Positive step'

Councillor Jeff Jones, who led the group, said: "Our starting point, and the starting point for everyone that we spoke to, is that the suffering of many horses kept on tethers on council land is not acceptable.

"We heard enough examples of neglect and cruelty to convince us that the current situation cannot be allowed to continue and that something needs to be done."

He said the ban should be delayed for six months to give time for owners to register their animals and find alternative grazing grounds.

A FOSH spokesman said: "We think this is a very positive step to end the problem of fly grazing.

"We hope a partial ban will eventually lead to a full ban on tethering being introduced across Swansea."

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Says Adrienne YentisA friend of mine recently was riding on the heath
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remained calm throughout. But you can imagine how a nervous horse might react ........... read more

MPs demand change in the law to unmask violent hunt saboteurs ....... details

MPs demand change in the law to unmask violent hunt saboteurs
Masked hunt saboteurs are blamed for violent attacks CREDIT: REX FEATURES

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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

British woman left paralysed after a horse falls on her

Olivia Fairclough before her accident and in a hospital bedOlivia Fairclough moved to Egypt in February 2015

British woman left paralysed after a horse falls on her and breaks her back during horrific riding accident in Egypt - and must now raise £26,000 for air ambulance back to the UK

- Olivia Fairclough, 31, broke her back when a horse fell on her in Egypt

- She got a job in Sharm el-Sheikh last year after going there on holiday

- When the tourism industry faltered she moved to Cairo to work in stables

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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

Equine Thesis of the Year competition re-launched

Equine Thesis of the Year competition re-launched
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Undergraduate research is being put back on the map thanks to the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA), which is relaunching the prestigious Equine Thesis of the Year competition.

This academic initiative, designed to recognise and reward the excellent work carried out by students on equine-related courses, will be reintroduced this year after a three-year break, with participating colleges and universities throughout the UK going head-to-head for a place in the finals.

"Innovation, research and original thinking are the life-blood of the equestrian industry and essential ingredients for any thesis likely to succeed in this highly regarded competition," said BETA executive director Claire Williams. "I am thrilled that the trade association is to play a key role in showcasing such an impressive collection of study in this way."

Colleges and universities wishing to take part will be invited to submit one undergraduate student thesis. These will be considered as part of a two-tier independent judging process to select the finalists. Students whose dissertations make it through will be called to present their work to a panel of judges and take part in a Q&A session at Equestrian House, Abbey Park, Warwickshire, on 31 October. The winner and runner-up – who will both receive a cash prize – will then be announced.

The Equine Thesis of the Year competition, developed by Graham Suggett and Pat Harris in the late 1990s, was last held in 2012. It was hosted and administered by the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) as a means of recognising the good work done by equestrian undergraduates.

"There is a tremendous wealth of knowledge stored in the libraries of equine colleges resulting from student undergraduate research," said Graham. "However, the general equestrian industry remains unaware and we welcome the relaunch of the Equine Thesis of the Year competition by BETA."

Pony Club chief quits after just one year

Pony Club chief quits after just one year

The Pony Club has announced that Pip Kirkby, the organisation's Chief Executive, will step down at the end of April, Kirkby but will continue to consult on specific projects until late October.

The former General Manager at The Jockey Club joined The Pony Club a year ago to drive the modernization of the Pony Club following a strategic review of the charity's finances and structure. Kirkby has developed a new database to help grow the 42,000 membership and built stronger links with other equestrian bodies.

In March 2016, The Pony Club attracted widespread national media exposure when it unveiled its first major re-brand in 87 years. The revamp was designed to create a more modern 'look' for The Pony Club in keeping with the values of young people, while maintaining its heritage.

Pip Kirkby commented: "I'm extremely proud of what's been achieved over the past twelve months and would like to thank the Trustees, my team, many volunteers and our members for helping to deliver positive change for The Pony Club. I firmly believe that The Pony Club is now in a stronger position to go forward and thrive, delivering a wonderful experience and education for young people over many years to come."

Mary Tuckett, Chairman of The Pony Club, said: "It has been a pleasure to work alongside Pip over the past twelve months and together with my fellow Trustees, I would like to thank her sincerely for her leadership, hard work and genuine passion for The Pony Club."

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

RSPCA could be blocked from using animal welfare rules to prosecute hunts as High Court rules it has been wrongly applying law

RSPCA could be blocked
from using animal welfare rules to prosecute hunts as High Court rules it has been wrongly applying law

RSPCA could be blocked from using animal welfare rules to prosecute hunts as High Court rules it has been wrongly applying law

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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 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

Harry Charles


Harry Charles talks about his ride Scoubidou IV at the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping SCOPE festival held at Staffordshire Showground 30th August 2014

Showjumping great and British Showjumping President, David Broome led the tributes to exciting British prospect Harry Charles after the 16-year-old was crowned Welsh Masters champion on Sunday.

And in a thrilling one-two for the Charles family, Harry beat his father - London 2012 Great Britain team gold medallist Peter Charles - into second place following a brilliant display on the nine-year-old Strides Controe. His win made Harry the youngest rider to ever win the Welsh Master title in the history of it's twelve years of competition.

Harry took the top prize after dominating a five horse jump-off at the David Broome Event Centre, near Chepstow, clocking a time of 35.85 seconds, while Peter and Stapleton Mist posted 37.46 seconds, with Nicholas Benterman (TJ Mullanacross Maliro) third, Matthew Sampson (Perfect Rouge) fourth and Adrian Whiteway (Cojack) fifth.

Reflecting on his finest career victory at senior level, Hampshire-based Harry said: "I took what dad did in his jump-off round, and then tried to jump it quicker.

"It was a very careful course - definitely bigger than 1.40m. It was tricky, with just five clears from 40 starters, so it took some jumping.

"The horse is a nine-year-old that used to event with Laura Collett, and showjumped up to 1.30m. I am just going to keep the horse sweet, and keep him ticking along." And Peter added: "I said to Harry when I bought the horse that he's really sharp and quick. He might even jump a Nations Cup one day. He is not short of jump, and he is quick away."

Harry also won the Gents Final on Saturday, riding Vivaldi Du Dom, while the Ladies Final saw second and third-placed finishes, respectively, for his younger sisters Sienna who is only 13 year of age and Scarlett aged 15 years.

After watching Harry's scintillating Masters performance, David Broome said: "He went superbly. His horse jumped very well, he rode it brilliantly and he beat his dad, which was no mean achievement.

"We have watched Harry progress over the years, and every time I see him he gets better. He is the right physique, he has a good eye with flair and a very sound head. He has a fantastic future ahead of him in the sport, as do his younger sisters. "It was very pleasing to watch him. He rode faultlessly, and he really deserved to win."

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7:30pm Equitrekking › Scotland: We venture from Highlands to Dumfries in the south to experience horses, adventure, history and culture. (S3, Ep 2/6)

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10:00pm Badminton: A Rider's View We go exclusively behind the scenes at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse 2013 with top international event rider and popular figure in the sport, Francis Whittington. (S1, Ep 1/1)

11:00pm Come Bye! Exclusive to Horse & Country, the return of One Man and His Dog with Robin Page. (S1, Ep 7/15)

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Tues 3 May, 2016

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7:00pm Equitrekking › Scotland: We venture from Highlands to Dumfries in the south to experience horses, adventure, history and culture. (S3, Ep 2/6)

7:30pm Equitrekking › In this episode we explore Quebec City, the village of St. Fabien and the artist area of Charlevoix to enjoy riding in the forest. (S3, Ep 3/6)

8:00pm Parelli: Amazing Grace On day 2 of the Summit, Pat & Grace begin again with testing zone related thresholds. Then, Pat starts working through the Seven Games, gaining Grace's confidence in each step. (S1, Ep 4/9)

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8:30pm FEI Equestrian World Go behind the scenes of all the major FEI championships and series to get the personalities and news. This FEI series will open the door to equestrian stories from across the globe. (S3, Ep 4/12)

9:00pm Badminton: A Rider's View We go exclusively behind the scenes at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse 2013 with top international event rider and popular figure in the sport, Francis Whittington. (S1, Ep 1/1)

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10:00pm FEI Classics 2015: Badminton The FEI Classics 2015 is a series uniting the top end of the international eventing circuit. Watch all the action from Badminton. (S5, Ep 5/8)

11:00pm Come Bye! Exclusive to Horse & Country, the return of One Man and His Dog with Robin Page. (S1, Ep 8/15)

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Wed 4 May, 2016

Horse and Country

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7:00pm Equitrekking › In this episode we explore Quebec City, the village of St. Fabien and the artist area of Charlevoix to enjoy riding in the forest. (S3, Ep 3/6)

7:30pm Equitrekking › Central Turkey: We discover underground cities, ancient churches, unusual rock formations and historic villages on horseback. (S3, Ep 4/6)

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8:00pm Chris Cox Horsemanship Advancing The Two-Year-Old Part 2. Chris Cox continues to demonstrate the advanced technique on working with a two-year-old horse. (S4, Ep 4/14)

8:30pm Badminton 2016: Coursewalk The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Cross Country Course is set to test the best of the best yet again in 2016 with what is always a highlight in the sporting calendar. (S7, Ep1/1)

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9:00pm Saut Hermès 2016 Catch the world's top riders as they come together under the great domed roof, a showcase of glass and light, to compete in show jumping classes given CSI 5*. (S6, Ep 1/2)

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10:00pm Grand Prix Hermès 2016 The greatest riders in the world have gathered in the Nave of the Grand Palais, transformed into a huge arena, to hold this year's CSI 5* showjumping competition. (S6, Ep 2/2)

11:00pm Come Bye! Exclusive to Horse & Country, the return of One Man and His Dog with Robin Page. (S1, Ep 9/15)

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Thurs 5 May, 2016

Horse and Country

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6:00pm Yard Talk: Danielle Heath H&C visit the yard and home of top showing rider and producer Danielle Heath. (S3, Ep 5/6)

6:30pm H&C Masterclass: Danielle Heath Top showing rider Danielle Heath shows us how to prepare a young horse to get ready for the show ring. (S3, Ep 5/6)

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7:00pm GCL 2016: Antwerp Catch the show jumping action from the newly added League competition of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2016. (S1, Ep3/15)

8:00pm Around the Dog World Watch Best in Show and Best Puppy from the UK's premier Terrier show. Hear from Crufts Best in Show winner & judge once the dust has settled and focus on a few breeds in the news. (S3, Ep 5/12)

9:00pm Rolex Grand Prix Wellington 2016 Highlights of the 2016 Rolex Grand Prix from the Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, Florida. (S2, Ep 1/1)

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10:00pm Badminton: A Rider's View We go exclusively behind the scenes at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse 2013 with top international event rider and popular figure in the sport, Francis Whittington. (S1, Ep 1/1)

11:00pm Come Bye! Exclusive to Horse & Country, the return of One Man and His Dog with Robin Page. (S1, Ep 10/15)

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Fri 6 May, 2016

Horse and Country

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7:00pm Equitrekking › Wales: We gallop on wide, dramatic beaches to Neolithic tombs, castles and the pilgrimage site of King Arthur's Stone on the Gower Peninsula. (S3, Ep 5/6)

7:30pm Equitrekking › Alaska: This episode explores the great outdoors of Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula and around Denali National Park. (S3, Ep 6/6)

8:00pm GCL Antwerp Highlights Show Catch highlights of all the show jumping action from Antwerp, the third leg of the glamorous Global Champions League 2016. (S1, Ep 3/15)

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8:30pm GCT Antwerp Highlights Show Catch highlights of all the show jumping action from Antwerp, the third leg of the glamorous Global Champions Tour 2016. (S2, Ep 3/15)

9:00pm GCL 2016: Shanghai Catch the show jumping action from the newly added League competition of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2016. (S6, Ep 4/15)

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10:00pm FEI Nations Cup 2016: Lummen Catch the highlights from this year's FEI Nation Cup 2016 from Lummen. Watch the world's best riders compete for their country. (S5, Ep 3/15)

11:00pm Come Bye! Exclusive to Horse & Country, the return of One Man and His Dog with Robin Page. (S1, Ep 11/15)

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Sat 7 May, 2016

Horse and Country

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6:30pm H&C Masterclass: Jason Webb Australian Horseman Jason Webb shows us techniques on how to get a horse to relax at home or at a competition in his exclusive masterclass for H&C. (S3, Ep 4/6)

7:00pm GCL Antwerp Highlights Show Catch highlights of all the show jumping action from Antwerp, the third leg of the glamorous Global Champions League 2016. (S1, Ep 3/15)

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7:30pm GCT Antwerp Highlights Show Catch highlights of all the show jumping action from Antwerp, the third leg of the glamorous Global Champions Tour 2016. (S2, Ep 3/15)

8:00pm Chefs A'Field: Green Cuisine Chefs A'Field is an American documentary cooking series that focuses on the personal stories of farmers, fishermen, foragers & chefs, offering viewers a new way of looking at their food. (S7,Ep1/12)

8:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: Blue Chip SJ Jenny heads to Hartpury to catch the action and meet some of the winners at the Blue Chip Championships. (S5, Ep 4/13)

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9:00pm GCT 2016: Shanghai Catch the showjumping action from Shanghai, the fourth leg of the glamorous Global Champions Tour 2016. (S6, Ep 4/15)

11:00pm Come Bye! Exclusive to Horse & Country, the return of One Man and His Dog with Robin Page. (S1, Ep 12/15)

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Sun 8 May, 2016

Horse and Country

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7:00pm GCL 2016: Shanghai Catch the show jumping action from the newly added League competition of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2016. (S6, Ep 4/15)

8:00pm Chefs A'Field: Green Cuisine Chefs A'Field is an American documentary cooking series that focuses on the personal stories of farmers, fishermen, foragers & chefs, offering viewers a new way of looking at their food. (S7,Ep2/12)

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8:30pm Rudall's Round-Up: Avon Vale P2P Jenny Rudall heads to the Avon Vale P2P at Larkhill for all the high octane point to point action. (S5, Ep 3/13)

9:00pm Farming Sunday › Catch the new series of Farming Sunday, talking to farmers and agri experts about current thinking and technologies in the industry. (S19, Ep6/6)

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9:30pm The Leader Of The Pack › This documentary features a remarkable dog trainer called Dima Yeremenko and tells the story of his migration from his native Ukraine, and his love for dogs and their psychology. (S1, Ep 1/1)

10:00pm FEI Nations Cup 2016: Lummen Catch the highlights from this year's FEI Nation Cup 2016 from Lummen. Watch the world's best riders compete for their country. (S5, Ep 3/15)

11:00pm Come Bye! Exclusive to Horse & Country, the return of One Man and His Dog with Robin Page. (S1, Ep 13/15)

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