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Talking Points
THE Christian Williams-trained Potters Corner won last year’s “Virtual Grand National” which was run in place of the real thing in aid of NHS charities. “He’s in good form and did a lovely piece of work last week,” says Williams. “His season has been
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Make-up Warning And New Classes For Ponies
SHOWING competitors have been warned against using excessive make-up on ponies. At the first British Show Pony Society (BSPS) members’ conference (27 March), topics also included whiskers, and opportunities for plaited ponies. National vice-chairman
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Horses In The News
The Nicky Henderson-trained Grade One winner, whose victories included the 2012 Queen Mother Champion Chase, has died aged 18 following colic. He retired in 2015 and was given to work rider Conor Murphy. Belgian showjumper Nicola Philippaerts’ top ri
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An Education In Hunting @cfausten123 MY parents’ horror was palpable. Their hunting-mad nine-year old son was hopping with excitement at the ringside. A school pack of beagles was parading and what’s more, they were hunted by the boys. I could
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“We Try To Get Saturday Winners”
STABLE form heading to Aintree is always a help, so it is no wonder Christian Williams was delighted with the comfortable victory of Five Star Getaway (pictured) in the Betway Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Final at Haydock on Saturday. It w
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New EU Law To Affect Horse Transport
MORE new rules affecting the movement of horses between Britain and the EU come into force on 21 April. The EU Animal Health Law brings possible further hoops to jump through, on top of post Brexit challenges. Much of the Brexit-related paperwork is
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‘A Thank You To The NHS Staff’ @jen_donald MOST people in equestrianism have been to hospital at some point and witnessed the caring professionalism of NHS staff. And never have they been appreciated more than during the Covid outbreak. However, I bel
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Being ‘Brave’ Can Affect Horse And Rider Safety And Welfare
RIDERS who are pushed to be “brave” and “get tough” to overcome issues could be putting their own and their horses’ safety and welfare at risk. Rosie Jones McVey’s research into equestrians’ bravery and its implications, published in journal Animals,
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In Brief
THE British Showjumping (BS) national championships will return to Stoneleigh this summer. After Bolesworth hosted the 2020 event, it will run at the NAEC from 3 to 10 August. The show will feature numerous national finals and titles, Horse of the Ye
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Taking Care Of The Workers
RIDING establishments are an integral and much-loved part of British equestrianism. Many of us started our equestrian “journey” at the local riding school, and these establishments play a vital role in ensuring that riding remains accessible to all.
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And Finally... A Champion
GRAND NATIONAL hero Bob Champion is marking 40 years since he won the race and beat cancer with an anniversary walk. Bob will leave Aintree on 11 April, 40 years after he won on Aldiniti, on a 191-mile trek, representing the 191 days from his cancer
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Tributes for Johnson @jen_donald Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon WHAT appeared to be a quiet, innocuous weekend in the build-up to this week’s Randox Grand National meeting turned out to be anything but when Richard Johnson announced his reti
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Pacino Amiro
Age: nine Breeding: Irish Sport Horse by Pacino out of Carnone Dancing Queen (by NC Amiro) Rider: Bertram Allen Breeder: Simon Scott (Ireland) Owner: Aiden McGrory Greatest achievements: won CSI5* grand prix and WEF challenge cup, Florida (2021); qua
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The Rise Of The Show Coloured
ONCE arguably the underdog of the show ring, a quality coloured – horse or pony, hairy or not – is a force to be reckoned with. Today, if you strive to win with your own patchy partner, you need to be on the money in both performance and turnout, and
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‘Is Trolling Synonymous With Success?’ @pollyrose21 COMPETITIONS have restarted and riders all over the land have been nervously trying on their jackets. Lockdown sent people in two opposing directions: some have become fitness fanatics and others turned to the f
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Who Will You Back?
9yo, 11st 7lb Form: 110-25P Owner: Robcour Trainer: Henry de Bromhead CLASSY performer in Ireland, as proved when just a neck behind The Storyteller at Down Royal in October. In four runs in Britain has yet to excel, including when pulled up in last
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New In The Ring
BY NAF A supplement for stallions with focused ingredients designed to support sperm health and libido. Essential vitamins and minerals target sperm production and development underpinning testosterone levels. Pre- and probiotics also help support nu
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At Home With Julian Walters And David Hodge
A FARMING couple with a passion for promoting the versatility of the British native breeds have not let the global pandemic stand in the way of their ever-growing breeding mission. Despite last year’s showing plans being scuppered by Covid, Julian Wa
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Ones To Watch In 2021
THE four-year-old non-native mare by Sempers Spirit out of Equina B will be making her debut in ridden classes with owner Sophie Rawlings. Produced by Craig Elenor and Sara Parrott, “Summer” was supreme at the CHAPS summer show in 2020, her only outi
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A Second Generation Home-bred “Princess”
KIRSTY CHABERT won open intermediate section E on her own and The Daisy Chain’s Opposition Loire. “She’s my princess – I’ve been excited about her for a long time,” said Kirsty. “Her biggest fault would be trying too hard.” The 10-year-old mare is a
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Red Rum’s Finest Hour
EACH of Red Rum’s three Grand National victories might warrant this accolade. His third was a triumph for faith over the naysayers who questioned his place in the line-up. The second saw him defy the welter-burden of 12 stone but his trainer, Ginger
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Heroes Of The Turf
THE subject of this week’s “Legend of the sport” is a horse that a series like this is made for. No equine has greater celebrity status in Britain than the three-time Grand National winner and twice runner-up, Red Rum (p60). Julian Muscat’s beautiful
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On Trend In The Ring
SHOWING – like so many aspects of equestrianism – is firmly rooted in tradition, but over the years, some trends have emerged while others have disappeared. Have these shifts all been for the good, though? Jamie Mead (née Jago) has seen showing from
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What Drives Today’s Young Riders?
OF 2020’s many ghastly legacies, one has been the brutal reminder of what it takes to be financially stable in Britain. With unemployment rocketing, house prices still bonkers, and the economy thrust into reverse, suddenly no one takes a comfortable
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WITH regard to your feature about first ponies for hunting (18 February), we are the proud custodians of what I refer to as “expert” ponies. One was found on social media, but the owners were berated for offering a 28-year-old pony on loan. Flash has
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Groom Kate Duffy
“THE first day ‘Buddy’ arrived, I put him out in the field and thought, ‘This horse needs to learn some manners,’ because he was just running away with me. But now I know him inside out and that’s just him – he needs to get to know you first. Once he
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Champion’s Groom
All great horses, like Red Rum or Desert Orchid, know they’re good and play to the crowds. Aldaniti was exceptional – he loved people, loved being made a fuss of. We all loved him, he was very special; he had something. When he broke down at Sandown,
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Brexit: EU Studbooks Refused UK Permission
Share your news story Call 01252 555021 Email @jones_eleanor_ CONCERNS have been raised around registering horses with foreign studbooks since Brexit after a German studbook was refused permission to operate in the UK. Las
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EHV: Safety Measures As Shows Due To Restart
AS INTERNATIONAL competition prepares to restart following the suspension owing to the European equine herpes virus (EHV-1) outbreak, a number of preventative measures have been announced to make sure shows are “as safe as possible”. European competi
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