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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TEAM GBR Next year sees the 10 year anniversary of Toggi’s association with the British Equestrian Federation and of the brand’s support of Equestrian Team GBR. In the 10 year partnership, Equestrian Team GBR has won 162 medals at senior level, with countless more at youth level hopes are that 2016 will see that number rise!…

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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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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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SHOW JUMPING Entries for the British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show are now open. Grandstand Media Ltd, who won the five year tender to run the Championships last year, unveiled the new venue, fresh look and exciting media platforms for the British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show 2015 in March. The Championships…

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LECTURE SERIES Scottish vets and horse owners have a unique opportunity to attend this year’s Vets with Horsepower (VwH) lecture series. VwH are a group of motorbiking senior level vets who go on tour delivering high level CPD for charity. The objectives of the tours is to raise money and awareness of specific causes. The…

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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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NEWS The equine industry in Scotland is growing, and according to horsescotland, it contributes £228 million to the Scottish economy per year (excluding racing); however there is a need for greater regulation and coordination in order to reduce risks which include horse health and welfare. Developing an accurate database of the number and location of…

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