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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SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS The annual Scottish Schools Equestrian Championships, hosted by Kilgraston and sponsored by Knight Frank, was attended by almost 150 competitors from 19 schools. Held for the first time at Highfield Equestrian Centre at Howe, Fife, tests were held in Dressage, Showjumping and Combined Training classes across three age groups. Hosts Kilgraston led by example, with…

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DRESSAGE British Dressage has announced a brand new event for 2015, the National Sports Science seminar. The day-long convention, to be held at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Buckinghamshire on 8 June, is supported by Chiltern Equine Clinic. The seminar will focus on all aspects not typically covered in training forums. From bitting and saddlery to physiotherapy and performance analysis,…

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