Posted on May 13th, 2021

Royal President visits World Horse Welfare in Norfolk

HRH The Princess Royal visited the Norfolk centre of Britain’s largest equine rescue and rehoming charity on 11th May. 

As president of the charity, The Princess Royal wanted to find out how the work of World Horse Welfare had continued throughout the pandemic, learn more about how the charity deals with the increasing number of cases involving large numbers of unhandled horses and meet some of the horses and ponies currently in the farm.

On a beautiful day, she saw how staff deal with animals that are unused to being around people, and how they help the ponies get used to being led and enjoy being handled.

The Princess Royal also met with staff and some of the members of the public who have rehomed horses and ponies and the vet and farrier teams who provide specialist care for the animals. She then met some of the other residents, including Rose the newest foal born just three weeks ago to her mother Violet, a starving mare rescued only just before giving birth. Both foal and mother are doing well.

Posted on May 7th, 2021

Horse of the Year Show 2021 To Go Ahead in October 2021

Organisers announce – Horse of the Year Show will take place at NEC Birmingham on 6th – 10th October 2021.

Ahead of tickets going on general sale at 10am on Friday 14th May, the timetable for Horse of the Year Show 2021 has been released allowing you to plan your visit in advance. With exciting display announcements still to come, you can view the timetable on the HOYS website:

“Following the recent Government announcements, we have decided to go ahead with the planning of a fantastic HOYS 2021, and the event will return to the NEC Birmingham in October, with a ticketed audience.”

Along with exceptional competition and displays, the first part of the week is packed with all the fan favourites including the Mountain and Moorland classes on Wednesday through to Friday, National Showjumping championships on Thursday, and the prestigious Price Family Supreme In-Hand Championship showcasing on Friday.

Things hot up on the weekend, as the Saturday daytime showcases championships galore in both the TopSpec Arena and the Andrews Bowen International Arena. The evening performance is equally exhilarating with the final installment of the Osborne Refrigerators Scurry Driving Championship and the continuation of the international showjumping classes including the highly anticipated Ripon Select Foods Puissance.

Sunday remains the ‘day of champions’ as the show comes to a climax with the crowning of the Horse of the Year Show Supreme Horse and Pony of the Year and the Leading Showjumper of the Year. You will also get the chance to see the awarding of the much-coveted Prince Philip Cup to the Pony Club team who have raced their way to victory in the Mounted Games heats. Rounding off a fantastic programme of equestrian talent will be the finale celebrations on Sunday evening marking the end of another fabulous edition of Horse of the Year Show.


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Posted on May 4th, 2021

Difficult conversations about equine obesity

Equine obesity is indisputably one of the biggest threats to equine welfare in the UK and BEVA is ramping up its efforts to help vets and owners recognise and address the problem in the right way.

In our current edition the BEVA discuss whether a QR coded sticker could hold the answer…

Read the full article in our May/June edition by clicking here


Posted on May 4th, 2021

Planning Considerations for Yard Owners

Planning consultant Angela Cantrill of The Rural Planning Company shares her insider knowledge on planning considerations for personal yard owners and its all in the preparation and planning.

From getting to know your local planning authority, through to planning permission, mobile field shelters through to uses of land, Angela’s article in our May/June edition has the answers.

Read the full article by clicking here

Posted on May 4th, 2021

Professional Riders share their Tips from the Top

In our May/June issue International event riders Emma and Kevin McNab share the second instalment of their event preparation tips series…

We ask them ‘What are your schooling tips to get a horse fit for an event?’ ‘Do you use hacking/hill work to get your horses fit?’ ‘Is feeding a consideration?’ and ‘How much jumping, cross country and flat work is done prior to an event and is this scaled back the nearer you get?’

Read the full interview in our May/June 2021 edition by clicking here

Posted on May 4th, 2021

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