Fife rider celebrates qualifier success at Bury Farm Equestrian Village

Fife’s Fraser Reed celebrates success in the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers at Bury Farm Equestrian Village   Seasoned Winter JA Classic competitor Fraser Reed, aged 15, made the journey from St. Andrews, Fife worthwhile once again when he rode Barrie Truelove’s 16-year-old bay mare Quilitymaes Z straight into first place in…

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Leopold van Asten riding VDL Groep Zidane N.O.P. wins Rolex Grand Prix

12 March 2017, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands – In one of the most dramatic Grand Prix in Indoor Brabant’s long history, Leopold van Asten riding VDL Groep Zidane N.O.P. won the Rolex Grand Prix. Established in 1967, and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, this leading show has a long history of attracting the very best riders, and…

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New study concludes overtight noseband use is widespread in competition

There has been a lot of recent discussion among riders and governing equestrian bodies about the use and detrimental effects of overtightening nosebands on horses. A new international study, carried out by researchers Vincent Casey, Sean Arkins and Orla Doherty from the University of Limerick and Paul McGreevy from Sydney University, set out to explore…

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Young Lockerbie rider wins masterclass with Olympic hero

Young Lockerbie rider wins masterclass with Olympic hero Wallacehall schoolboy, Duncan Sloan, won a masterclass from Olympic show jumper Ben Maher, the lesson was part of 14-year-old’s prize for winning the Land Rover Pony Club Northern Regional Championships, Land Rover has worked with The Pony Club this year for the first time, with a competition…

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Enthusiasts flock to highland pony study and stock judging

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 set to celebrate 10 years of Toggi

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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Robyn Smith selected for Young Riders European Championships

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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Join the Cavalry at Battle of Waterloo commemoration

RE-ENACTMENT Horses and riders are being invited to join a special celebration in the Scottish Borders to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Scotland’s part in the significant moment in European history will be recognised at Penielheugh on 28 June. Battle re-enactments, a cavalry charge, marching and pipe bands and beating of the…

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One hundred days until Blair!

EVENTING The final countdown has began for the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship 2015, which will be held at Blair Castle from 10-13 September. The spectacular event in the iconic Scottish Highlands is sure to provide a truly memorable experience for all involved and an event not to be missed. “With just 100 days to go…

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Horse Care student named Scotland’s vocational learner of the year

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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