The Scottish minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell has praised the efforts of a horse therapy charity. Stable Life in Selkirk is a charity that uses horses to provide therapy for young people with behaviour or confidence difficulties. Speaking to ITV, Ms Campbell said it would be good to see the work achieved by the charity replicated elsewhere … More →
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It was a happy ending for one young riding enthusiast this week after she made a fantastic medical breakthrough. After being diagnosed with a curvature of the spine when she was 14, Chloe West was told she would never stand upright, reports the Epsom Guardian. Chloe was devastated at the news and thought she would never be able to ride … More →
A group of 12 riders will take to York Racecourse this weekend to raise money for charity. The twelve contestants have pledged to raise at least £2,500 for Macmillan cancer research through generous sponsors. This was a modest target and locals have gone in leaps and bounds to beat it. Currently the total stands at over £10,000! Polly Marr, one … More →
William Reddaway, a retired manager is to ride his horse 2,500 miles around the UK and visit 30 cathedrals to raise money for charity. William Reddaway will set off from Farncombe Estate in Worcestershire; he said he hopes to raise £100 per mile for two charities and a total of £250,000 throughout the journey. ”I wanted to do a circular … More →
One of the longest shots to ever win the Grand National Mon Mome is to retire, his trainer has confirmed. The horse went off at 100-1 in the 2009 race and although Foinavon won with the same odds in 1967, there has never been a longer-priced winner. Trainer Venetia Williams said the horse, who is now 13, would spend his … More →
A horse named Shayne, believed to be the oldest horse in the world, has died at the incredible age of 51. This is an amazing 120 years in human years. Shayne was a liver chestnut Irish Draught cross thoroughbred and died last month. Despite his age, Shayne only suffered from mild arthritis and had no other health issues before passing … More →
Every autumn, it is important to re-iterate the importance of keeping horses away from grazing areas where acorns are common. Acorn, the nut of the oak tree, is very palatable to horses but it is poisonous to them and if too much consumed, can lead to death. It is advisable to clear acorns off the ground if the paddock where … More →
Jockey Frankie Dettori has been made an honorary Doctor of Science at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Frankie was chosen by the University for his services to racing. Originally from Italy, Suffolk based Dettori came to England as a teenager to become a stable lad. After his racecourse achievements were recognised, Frankie Dettori became a household name. Dettori said: ‘It … More →
A man from Norfolk has been ordered to pay over £4,000 to Norfolk County Council trading standards department and the charity World Horse Welfare after two of his donkeys were found to have been cruelly neglected. Both Hermione and Dumbledore the donkeys were found very underweight with no shelter and their feet in very bad condition. The World Horse Welfare … More →
For the first time in history, a British colt racehorse by the name of Frankel has been valued at £100 million. Three-year-old Frankel has already earned his owner £805,000 in prize money and will receive almost £1 million if he wins at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot this year. He has won all eight of his flat races, … More →
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