Together for Equines – Scottish Welfare Conference 2017 Biosecurity, enforcement, legislation and education are just some of the subjects that will all fall under the spotlight at the 2017 Scottish Equine Welfare conference hosted jointly by BHS Scotland, The Donkey Sanctuary, World Horse Welfare and Scottish Government on Friday 28 April 2017 at Howe Equestrian…

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HIGHLAND PONY Moss-side Stud hosted a well-attended and very informative Highland Pony Study and Stock Judging day on Sunday 28 June, organised by the National Pony Society Scotland. People travelled from throughout Scotland to see the wonderful ponies on display at Moss-side. The stud was established in 1980 by Willie and Jean Ralston of Moss-side and…

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DRESSAGE Horsescotland Performance Squad member, Robyn Smith (19) from East Kilbride, has been selected onto the British Young Rider Dressage Team for this year’s European Championships at Vidauban, France (1 – 5 July). Robyn will be riding Foold Uz – known in the stable as Spencer – an experienced 17-year-old, owned by Robyn’s mum Gail Smith who rode and…

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VQ AWARD Hawick’s Katie Stephen has been awarded the title of Scotland’s 2015 VQ Learner of the Year in recognition of her outstanding vocational achievement in Horse Care at Borders College. Having worked exceptionally hard on her course, 20-year-old Katie successfully applied her knowledge and skills to her career and has already secured remarkable achievements.…

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SPONSORED RIDE On a typical April day (sunshine and showers) nearly 40 riders took part in the Dams to Darnley sponsored ride, in aid of British Horse Society (BHS) welfare in Glasgow’s newest green space. The feedback on this beautiful, interesting and heritage-laden route was 100% positive from the variety of riders who took part.…

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