Posted on May 30th, 2013

Petplan Equine Races to Redwing’s Rescue

Petplan Equine has donated nearly 15 tonnes of free feed to Redwings Horse Sanctuary following an incredibly successful Facebook campaign.

Petplan pledged to donate 1kg or a scoop of feed for every person who clicked ‘Donate’ on their Facebook page, and an astonishing 14,721 people obliged.

Posted on May 30th, 2013

College Wins at South Suffolk

The South Suffolk Show has proved a great venue for the College of West Anglia, taking a major trophy home to the Cambridge campus.

The college attended the South Suffolk Show at Ampton Racecourse Nr Bury St Edmunds recently and scooped the prestigious Challacombe Trophy for best Innovative Trade Stand. The college attended with a variety of animals from snakes to flurry rabbits and baby chicks, even a Hampshire breed of pig made the limelight. Activities included what’s in the box, plant sales, riding ‘Frankel’, bandaging sick animals to tractor demos.

Posted on May 30th, 2013

RSPCA Appeals for Information

The RSPCA is appealing for information on who dumped a horse at the side of a slip road off the A13 near Stanford-le-Hope in Essex.

The body of the piebald mare and her foal were found by police on 23rd April. They were lying on the verge of a road leading off the B1007. RSPCA Inspector Steven Craddock said, “It is unbearably sad to see an animal given so little care that they die giving birth – the mare must have suffered greatly and we would like to find the person responsible.” Anyone who has any information can call in confidence on 0300 123 8018.

Posted on May 30th, 2013

Local Company Offers German Excellence

Suffolk based Holden Horse Trailers and Commercial are the sole distributors of the German Böckmann trailers.

Director Russell Holden told Absolute Horse magazine, “Across Europe Böckmann is a well established, award winning brand. I was so impressed with the Böckmann range I’m convinced others will be too.” The first 100 enquiries of these luxury trailers will recieve a FREE hoof pick. Visit

Posted on May 30th, 2013

Seeking Britain’s Next Top Riding Instructors

The British Horse Society is welcoming applications for its 2013 BHS Instructor of the Year competition as it once again begins the search to find the nation’s next top horse riding instructor.

The BHS Instructor of the Year competition aims not only to inspire and encourage instructors to continue to coach, but also to provide further education and training in order to maintain and improve standards in equestrianism. For further details and information on how to apply, please contact the BHS Training team on 02476 840510 or email

Posted on May 30th, 2013

Boris Lends Support

The Mayor of London was recently joined by Team GB gold medallist, Nick Skelton, as they announced details of the Longines Global Champions Tour in the capital, set to be staged adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 6th – 9th June.

The event will cement the extraordinary equestrian legacy from the London Games and has received full support from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. The world’s top 30 riders will be competing, including GB gold medallists Nick Skelton, Scott Brash and Ben Maher.

Posted on May 30th, 2013

Norfolk Rider Secures Sponsorship

Norfolk-based show rider Rebecca Wright has been awarded sponsorship by horse feed manufacturers British Horse Feeds, the makers of Speedi-Beet. Rebecca entered the national competition and caught the attention of the judging panel with her 16-year-old Connemara pony Pumpkin.

Posted on May 30th, 2013

SEIB Cycle JOGLE to Celebrate 50 Years

South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a 1000 mile charity cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End in aid of the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.

The ride, which takes place from 12th to 21st July, will be undertaken by members of staff who will visit key customers and associates en route. The ride has a personal significance to SEIB IT Manager, Andy Davies, whose 6-year-old son, Aston, was diagnosed with suspected leukaemia and spent some time at the Royal Marsden hospital undergoing tests. To keep up to date with the latest news and pictures from the ride, visit To support the SEIB Charity Cycle Ride, please visit

Posted on May 30th, 2013

Sponsorship Deal Agreed

Smart Grooming has just agreed a sponsorship deal working in association with Team Harvey for the 2013 season.

Top show producers, Team Harvey based in Hertfordshire, with John Harvey at the helm, will be using all the Smart Grooming products and Borstiq Brushes on their string of 25 ponies and horses that will be campaigning for the top tickets and qualifiers this year.

Posted on May 30th, 2013

Horses Tied to the Wheels of Cars on Front Drive

World Horse Welfare Field Officer Nick White was recently alerted to two horses being kept in a tiny concrete area.

Little did he know that when he was to arrive in Southall he’d find a 16hh Friesian-type gelding and a 15hh Welsh cob, both tied to the wheel of a car on the front drive of a house, next to a busy main road. Nick says, “The cob was tied with rope to the driver’s side front wheel but the rope was stuck under the engine, coming up under the passenger side wheel arch, meaning he could not raise his head more than a few inches from the ground. The Friesian type was slightly better off and managing to forage from the flower pots. A warning was issued to the owner, stating they must not return the horses to the site.