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Contents<br />

<strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong><br />

6 HRP <strong>Equestrian</strong> celebrate a<br />

record breaking 2017<br />

6 All set for Nottinghamshire<br />

County Show<br />

7 Belton International is<br />

almost here!<br />

COMPETITION<br />

7 Win tickets to Belton Horse<br />

Trials<br />

8 Young saddler Corrin King<br />

does the double<br />

9 Local riders triumph at<br />

British Grooms Awards<br />

COVER STORY<br />

10 Five minutes with<br />

Nicola Baguley<br />

14 Is your lorry ready for the<br />

season ahead<br />

COMPETITION<br />

20 Win a year’s Membership to<br />

British Showjumping<br />

COVER FEATURE<br />

22 Interested in joining British<br />

Showjumping:<br />

Find out more<br />

COMPETITION<br />

26 Win a Toggi bundle clothing<br />

prize<br />

27 Worming<br />

34 Morley Vets : When it’s<br />

time to say goodbye<br />

38 Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong> : New<br />

Year Training Scale<br />

40 The Harriet Morris Baumber<br />

Blog<br />

41 Feature : Confident Riding<br />

Scotland<br />

42 Spring Fashions<br />

4 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


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59 Junior <strong>Life</strong><br />

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news<br />

News<br />

round-up<br />

HRP <strong>Equestrian</strong> celebrate<br />

a record breaking 2017<br />

Horslyx take on Floors<br />

Castle sponsorship<br />

Horslyx are thrilled to be<br />

sponsoring The National<br />

Schools <strong>Equestrian</strong> Association<br />

day at Floors Castle<br />

International Horse Trials in<br />

May.<br />

Based in the parkland at Floors<br />

Castle in the Scottish Borders<br />

the event has been running<br />

for over 25 years and has<br />

grown in size to now include<br />

various competitions, as well<br />

as showjumping qualifiers<br />

affiliated to The National<br />

Schools <strong>Equestrian</strong> Association<br />

for their championships held in<br />

Buckinghamshire.<br />

Horslyx will be offering a<br />

variety of prizes for these<br />

classes from 1st place down to<br />

6th place. The hotly competed<br />

events on the Saturday are<br />

run for all ages and abilities,<br />

from 60cm to 1m 10 for both<br />

individuals and teams.<br />

Horslyx Brand Manager Gillian<br />

Wardle said “We are really<br />

pleased to be supporting this<br />

event and riders at grassroots<br />

level. The NSEA competition<br />

does a great job at offering the<br />

stars of the future a unique and<br />

fun competition to be part of.”<br />

In 2017 Floors Castle<br />

International Horse Trials had<br />

over 150 rounds jumped in the<br />

NSEA competitions with riders<br />

representing schools from<br />

Perth in the North, to Durham<br />

in the South and everything in<br />

between.<br />

Alongside the sponsorship<br />

of the classes Horslyx will<br />

be attending the event with<br />

a trade stand to meet and<br />

greet competitors, as well as<br />

members of the public who<br />

would like to learn more about<br />

their range of Balancers and<br />

Mini’s.<br />

Find out more about Horslyx<br />

at www.horslyx.com or www.<br />

facebook.com/horslyx<br />

For founder Helen Ross, the award<br />

nominations have flooding in.<br />

Runner up at the Kent Women<br />

Business Awards, Kent Invicta<br />

Chamber Awards, Natwest Great<br />

British Entrepreneur Awards and<br />

Independent Business Awards<br />

Kent, plus an exciting nomination<br />

for a Queens Honours Award for<br />

<strong>2018</strong>.<br />

Helen said, “It is such an honour<br />

that people have been so<br />

impressed by my invention that<br />

they have gone out of their way to<br />

nominate me for an award, I am<br />

very proud of the winged saddle<br />

pads, they were born out of my<br />

love for horses and to provide a<br />

solution to a problem.”<br />

The saddle pads are the only<br />

international award-winning<br />

scientifically proven saddle<br />

pad, which lead to them being<br />

voted the winner and most<br />

innovative product by master<br />

saddlers, veterinarians, equine<br />

physiotherapists and top equine<br />

industry professionals at BETA<br />

International 2016.<br />

HRP <strong>Equestrian</strong> was set up by<br />

Helen Ross in 2014. Their saddle<br />

pads are scientifically proven<br />

to exert zero pressure on the<br />

horse behind the saddle, over the<br />

lumbar spinous processes and<br />

means significantly less pressure<br />

in all gaits when compared with<br />

conventional saddle pads.<br />

www.hrpequestrian.com Look out<br />

for the <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong> T&T Review<br />

next issue.<br />

All Set for<br />

Nottinghamshire<br />

County Show<br />

We hope that all equine fans will enjoy the changes at the<br />

Nottinghamshire County Show this year. We are creating a<br />

new ‘Heavies’ Ring closer to the ‘centre’ of the Show so that<br />

fans of those magnificent horses will have ample opportunity<br />

to watch them being prepared for their classes. The main<br />

attraction of the Show also features horses; Atkinsons Action<br />

Horses will perform twice daily and they bring horses they<br />

have trained to appear recently in film and TV, including<br />

Poldark, Victoria and Peaky Blinders.<br />

The equine schedule is available now but please note that it is<br />

ONLINE ONLY.<br />

There will be no printed schedules and the deadline for Light<br />

Horse & Pony and Heavy Horse Classes is 30 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

We are also delighted to announce a new Ridden Heavy Horse<br />

Class which is an Equifest Qualifier. All judges are confirmed<br />

and more information can be found on the website, www.<br />

nottinghamshirecountyshow.com<br />

6 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


news<br />

Belton International<br />

<strong>2018</strong> event preview<br />

Belton International, 13th -<br />

15th April, is a key fixture for<br />

the world’s best event riders<br />

to showcase their top horses<br />

ahead of both Badminton and<br />

Kentucky Four Star events.<br />

Competition is always fierce<br />

– the top three in last year’s<br />

headline Grantham Cup class<br />

were separated by just 0.7 of a<br />

penalty.<br />

Eventing classes range from<br />

novice to three star, making<br />

Belton International the<br />

perfect place to see up and<br />

coming stars of the future. With<br />

the sport’s top names, such as<br />

British Eventing number one<br />

Oliver Townend and all of his<br />

European Championship gold<br />

medal winning team mates,<br />

bringing a lorry load of horses<br />

every day, there are plenty<br />

of opportunities to see them<br />

in action, and possibly even<br />

collect an autograph or two.<br />

Away from the eventing,<br />

spectators can enjoy Retrained<br />

Racehorse performances, a<br />

dressage display, an Inter-Hunt<br />

Relay, Pony Club Games and<br />

the ever-popular Gate Jumping<br />

class.<br />

However, Belton International<br />

isn’t purely about horses. Dogs<br />

(on leads) are welcome, and can<br />

take part in dog agility and the<br />

fun dog show, whilst the dog<br />

display team demonstrations<br />

are always popular.<br />

The South Notts hounds and<br />

Pakefield ferrets return to<br />

the InterActive Zone, as do<br />

Arts & Crafts opportunities<br />

such as willow weaving. For<br />

the mechanically minded, the<br />

Classic Car show offers an<br />

impressive array of vehicles,<br />

with owners only too happy<br />

to discuss clutch cables and<br />

carburettors.<br />

Shopping is a big draw. Over<br />

90 trade stands sell everything<br />

from equine paraphernalia to<br />

fashion,<br />

furniture and food.<br />

Even the most<br />

seasoned shopper<br />

will be busy for<br />

hours, sustained by<br />

one or more of the<br />

many food and drink<br />

outlets, and perhaps<br />

enjoying the live<br />

music at the Band<br />

Stand.<br />

For those who want to make<br />

their trip to Belton a bit more<br />

special, Bransby Horses, official<br />

charity for this year’s event,<br />

is hosting a Cream Tea on the<br />

Friday. Tickets cost £40 per<br />

person and include admission<br />

to the Horse Trials, a cream tea<br />

in the hospitality marquee and<br />

the opportunity to walk the<br />

Grantham Cup cross country<br />

course with 2017 British team<br />

reserve Alex Bragg. Tickets are<br />

limited and will be allocated on<br />

a first come, first served basis –<br />

so get your order in now.<br />

What, When,<br />

Where<br />

What: Belton International<br />

Horse Trials<br />

When: 13th - 15th April <strong>2018</strong><br />

Where: Belton House, NG32<br />

2LS, just outside Grantham.<br />

Ticket prices start at £10 per<br />

adult / £4 per child and can be<br />

bought online.<br />

Visit http://belton-horse.co.uk<br />

WIN WITH EQUESTRIAN LIFE<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong> has teamed up with the Organisers<br />

of Belton Horse Trials to offer one lucky reader the<br />

chance to win a pair of season tickets to Belton,<br />

which is admission to both days.<br />

For your chance to win, answer this question :<br />

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news<br />

Bennington<br />

Carriages<br />

Open Day<br />

The event will be an action<br />

packed day, with Bennington<br />

opening the doors to the public.<br />

Catering for most disciplines<br />

of carriage driving, whether<br />

you are looking to start, or<br />

a seasoned competitor we<br />

have much to offer including<br />

educational, fun and practical<br />

hands on sessions, and an<br />

opportunity to meet fellow<br />

drivers – a great way to start the<br />

season.<br />

The day will include:<br />

• Meet the Bennington<br />

Team behind the scenes,<br />

showcasing a range of<br />

Bennington Carriages built<br />

on site and opportunities to<br />

test drive the carriages.<br />

• Have a Go – Sessions<br />

• Driven dressage<br />

demonstration from Sue Mart<br />

and her Advanced single<br />

ponies<br />

• Informative talks<br />

• Setting up a grid training<br />

exercise<br />

• Putting an exercise turnout<br />

together<br />

• Harness fitting<br />

demonstrations<br />

• Professional fitters on hand<br />

to measure up for Airowear<br />

driving body protectors<br />

• Carriage maintenance<br />

demonstration and practical<br />

hands on sessions<br />

• Have a go at coach lining<br />

• Behind the scenes at<br />

Bennington Carriages –<br />

guided factory tours, seeing<br />

how carriages are built and<br />

meet the Bennington<br />

• A selection of trade stands<br />

• Q & A with Sue Mart<br />

Special offers on the day, along<br />

with a free prize draw to win a<br />

set of Single Tedex harness<br />

The day will cater for all<br />

aspects and levels of carriage<br />

driving for all the family<br />

and a warm welcome awaits<br />

from the Bennington Team.<br />

Refreshments will be available<br />

to be purchased on the day.<br />

Further details and the format<br />

of the day will be updated<br />

on the Bennington Carriages<br />

website. Tickets are £ 5.00 per<br />

person, under 16years old free.<br />

Entry entitles you to a free<br />

prize draw to win a single set of<br />

Tedex Harness. To book, please<br />

call us to reserve your space<br />

now! Tel: 01400 281 280 email<br />

sue@bennington.co.uk<br />

Venue: Moor Lane, Long<br />

Bennington, Newark,<br />

Nottinghamshire. NG23 5GA<br />

Easy access off the A1 between<br />

Grantham & Newark<br />

Corrin does the double<br />

Young saddler Corrin King was in superlative form<br />

at this year’s Society of Master Saddlers’ National<br />

Competition in London when winning two<br />

prestigious trophies.<br />

Based at S. Milner & Son in John O’Gaunt near<br />

Melton Mowbray, Corrin took home the Tony<br />

Byrne Memorial Trophy for the Best Harness entry<br />

by an Apprentice or Trainee for her entry in the<br />

Harness Pad, and also the Les Coker Millennium<br />

Trophy for best entry by an apprentice in the Ceremonial Bridle class.<br />

Said Corrin: “I am so thrilled. To win two trophies at the national<br />

competition is fantastic. I have been making bridle-work since I was 14,<br />

initially for my toy model ponies and I knew at an early age I wanted to<br />

learn more about saddlery and leatherwork.<br />

“After two years at Capel Manor College I started my apprenticeship<br />

with the Milner’s and very much enjoy the job, meeting new people and<br />

learning more about the craftsmanship of being a saddler.”<br />

At the start of the evening Society of Master Saddlers’ President, Sue<br />

Norton said: “The national competition is always a fabulous occasion<br />

with so many wonderful entrants.<br />

“I have been blown away by the brilliant entries in the President’s<br />

Choice class to make a leather toy for a boy of any age. Both the<br />

craftsmanship and number of entrants have just been amazing.”<br />

Gratefully supported by The Worshipful Company of Saddlers, Abbey<br />

England, Osborne Tools, Cribbs Carriage Masters, Tandy Leather and<br />

Musto, the competition awards ceremony was followed by an evening<br />

reception which attracted many of the leading names from the saddlery<br />

and equestrian world.<br />

CE Dressage<br />

Quiz Night<br />

Started in 2007 to educate,<br />

encourage and develop<br />

Dressage riders around<br />

the Wakefield area, CE<br />

Dressage frequently holds<br />

competitions and training<br />

events. In 2017 CE Dressage<br />

chose to focus more on<br />

training the Dressage<br />

enthusiast.<br />

The quiz night, being held<br />

on 23rd <strong>March</strong>, is in effort<br />

to raise money for the<br />

Alzheimer’s Society.<br />

It’s a bit of something for<br />

everyone, you don’t have to<br />

be particularly horsey or a<br />

dressage supremo, it’s just<br />

the opportunity to have fun<br />

whilst raising some money<br />

for a valuable cause.<br />

Organiser, Jo Wainwright has<br />

been overwhelmed at the<br />

generosity of local people,<br />

donations to the prize fund<br />

total over £400 and are still<br />

continuing to increase as<br />

people are coming forward<br />

wanting to donate.<br />

The prizes include<br />

admission tickets for<br />

the three members of<br />

the winning team to<br />

The Equerry Boldsworth<br />

International Horse Show in<br />

June. Along with Dressage<br />

Lessons, Arena Hires,<br />

Bespoke Cupcakes the three<br />

winning team members also<br />

have a day ride voucher<br />

each to Escrick Park<br />

Rideways in York.<br />

There really is something<br />

for everyone in the prize<br />

fund. On the evening there<br />

will be stands from local<br />

businesses displaying their<br />

work for people to have a<br />

look at and ask questions.<br />

There’s no reason not to<br />

come! Teams are £18<br />

each, max three members,<br />

spectators £2. Entries<br />

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For details visit CE Dressage<br />

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8 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


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David triumphs at<br />

British Breeders Awards<br />

Award Winner - Lincolnshire<br />

based David Burton was<br />

presented with the Haddon<br />

Training sponsored Team<br />

GBR Pony, Junior and Young<br />

Rider Grooms Award at<br />

the recent British Breeders<br />

Awards Dinner.<br />

This award was open to a<br />

groom who had supported<br />

any British equestrian<br />

athlete at the 2017 Pony,<br />

Junior and Young Rider<br />

European Championships<br />

in the following disciplines:<br />

- Dressage, Eventing and<br />

Showjumping.<br />

David, a freelance groom was<br />

invited by Peter Milligan and<br />

Caroline Moore, British Junior<br />

Eventing Team vet and coach<br />

respectively to be one of the<br />

grooms for the GB team at<br />

the Junior European Eventing<br />

Championships that were<br />

held in Millstreet, Ireland.<br />

Having groomed at many big<br />

three-day events including<br />

Burghley, Bramham and<br />

Boekelo, David obviously<br />

knew what the job entailed,<br />

but still didn’t quite know<br />

what to expect. “From the<br />

moment I had the phone<br />

call, to travelling to Stonar<br />

School to meet the team and<br />

then travelling out to Ireland<br />

in the horse box with all six<br />

team horses on it was quite<br />

exciting and knowing your<br />

doing this for your country<br />

was quite surreal” says David.<br />

Once out in Ireland, David<br />

was allocated Strike A Pose,<br />

ridden by Holly Needham and<br />

Union Fortunus ridden by<br />

Phoebe Locke.<br />

Helen Needham, mother<br />

of Holly, who nominated<br />

David for the award said,<br />

“Not having been involved<br />

with a GB team previously<br />

and always being hands on<br />

we had concerns regarding<br />

handing over the care of our<br />

precious horse to a groom but<br />

from the moment we spoke to<br />

David we knew Strike A Pose<br />

would be looked after as if<br />

he was David’s own. We were<br />

absolutely right and cannot<br />

think of a more worthy<br />

winner of this prestigious<br />

award”.<br />

David, who was exercising 3<br />

hunt horses when he received<br />

the email to say he had won<br />

the award, couldn’t believe<br />

it, “I read it quickly and then<br />

had to re-read it and then<br />

again when I got back to the<br />

yard”.<br />

“I am truly grateful to<br />

Haddon Training for<br />

sponsoring such an award<br />

and it was lovely to be in<br />

London with all the other<br />

award winners to celebrate all<br />

the hard work everyone has<br />

put in”.<br />

“A few of my clients use<br />

Haddon Training to recruit<br />

apprentices and being a<br />

past working pupil myself,<br />

I know having ‘on the job<br />

training’ is so important and<br />

I advise anyone wishing to<br />

be a professional groom to<br />

go down this road. It may<br />

seem hard work and low pay<br />

to start with but there is<br />

amazing opportunities along<br />

the way and you get to meet<br />

and work with some lovely<br />

people and horses”.<br />

Josh Steer - British<br />

grooms Award runner-up<br />

Josh Steer who works for<br />

Stallion AI Services was the<br />

runner-up in the British<br />

Grooms Award category,<br />

sponsored by Haddon Training<br />

and was presented with his<br />

prize at the recent British<br />

Breeders Awards Dinner.<br />

Josh was<br />

nominated<br />

for the<br />

award by his<br />

employer<br />

Tullis<br />

Matson, who<br />

highlighted<br />

how he leads<br />

by example<br />

and always<br />

gives 100%<br />

effort in all<br />

task’s asked<br />

of him. Not<br />

only is he<br />

passionate about the horses<br />

showing the dedication<br />

required, but it is his positive<br />

and cheery approach to his day,<br />

all day and every day, together<br />

with his ‘can do’ attitude that<br />

filters down to the rest of the<br />

team making a busy stud<br />

season run more efficiently<br />

with happy staff and in turn,<br />

happy stallions, vital to the<br />

smooth running of the stud.<br />

One of his strengths is his<br />

ability to handle difficult or<br />

“problem” stallions. Many<br />

stallions arrive at the centre<br />

with very little handling<br />

experience and with Josh’s<br />

background in natural<br />

horsemanship and many<br />

years’ experience backing wild<br />

horses in Australia, he is often<br />

responsible for educating<br />

them. His quiet, consistent<br />

handling methods result in a<br />

happy and confident stallion<br />

enabling us to collect semen<br />

from them safely. One 3<br />

year old stallion in particular<br />

who came to the centre with<br />

very little handling and upon<br />

arrival he was very unsettled<br />

and frightened and would<br />

not let any members of staff<br />

catch or even touch him in the<br />

stable without trying to kick<br />

or bite them. Josh dedicated<br />

hours of his time each day to<br />

gaining his trust through quiet,<br />

positive reinforcement. Josh’s<br />

perseverance coupled with his<br />

ability to “read” horses’ body<br />

language and<br />

behaviour<br />

meant that<br />

what started<br />

off as a<br />

frightened,<br />

untouchable<br />

stallion,<br />

turned into<br />

a confident<br />

and happy<br />

stallion who<br />

could then<br />

be handled<br />

by other<br />

members of<br />

staff. In turn, the stallion had<br />

the solid handling foundation<br />

to then be taken into the<br />

collection area posing minimal<br />

threat to the safety of both<br />

himself and members of the<br />

team. Stress and anxiety affects<br />

semen quality in stallions,<br />

so Josh’s role can be the<br />

difference between acceptable<br />

and unacceptable semen<br />

quality, which impacts both<br />

our business and the stallion<br />

owner’s.<br />

“It felt amazing and I felt very<br />

privileged to be receiving this<br />

award, I absolutely love my<br />

job and it’s such a honour to<br />

receive a award for the work I<br />

do”, says Josh, who continued,<br />

“By Haddon Training<br />

sponsoring the British Grooms<br />

Awards I definitely think that<br />

the hard working grooms that<br />

are out there looking after<br />

the horses and the riders are<br />

priceless to the equine world<br />

and are getting the recognition<br />

they deserve, it’s fantastic that<br />

there is an award for us and<br />

to be recognised for the work<br />

that grooms do daily, yet again<br />

I love my job and I was thrilled<br />

to get an award for it!”<br />

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eventing<br />

Five Minutes With...<br />

Nicola and<br />

her Mum<br />

Nicola<br />

Baguley<br />

Last month’s front cover star featured a junior<br />

rider, Lucy Baguley. Many may not know<br />

the fantastic story behind her family and<br />

their successful career, so we took the<br />

opportunity to chat to mum, Nicola, to<br />

find out more.<br />

RW<br />

JULIA SHEARW<br />

R OOD PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

PHOTO BY JULIA SHEARWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

WHAT AGE DID YOU START<br />

RIDING AND TELL US ABOUT<br />

YOUR FIRST PONIES?<br />

With a mother that has ridden<br />

at 4*, with her greatest success<br />

being 2nd at Burghley it was<br />

probably inevitable that I was<br />

going to ride. I was plonked on<br />

a pony at a very early age, one of<br />

my first ponies was Vagabond,<br />

an ex HOYS winning show pony,<br />

he was stunning but had never<br />

left the ground in his showing<br />

career so it was up to me to teach<br />

him to jump. It was fair to say it<br />

was certainly a very bumpy ride<br />

(quite literally!) with me hitting<br />

the ground more times than we<br />

jumped, however once he had<br />

grasped the concept of leaving<br />

the ground he quickly took it all<br />

in his stride. Jerry my next pony<br />

was a legend, barely beaten on<br />

the PC eventing circuit he really<br />

gave me the bug for Eventing,<br />

despite only being 12.2hh there<br />

was nothing this brave little<br />

pony wouldn’t jump. Luck was<br />

then on my side as a friend of<br />

my mother insisted we went<br />

to look at her sons 14.2hh, she<br />

swore that he was going to be<br />

a seriously talented pony and<br />

only held back by her son being<br />

a typical boy, so his dressage<br />

left a lot to the imagination. We<br />

took a chance and bought him,<br />

the rest is history; Gunnerby<br />

Quality Street turned out to be<br />

the best pony in Britain and the<br />

most consistent performer on<br />

the European scene, winning me<br />

three individual medals at the<br />

Pony Europeans, the first when I<br />

was only 12.<br />

WAS EVENTING ALWAYS<br />

YOUR FIRST LOVE AND<br />

WHAT WERE YOUR EARLY<br />

SUCCESSES?<br />

Gunnerby Quality Street was not<br />

only an Eventing super star but<br />

he also excelled in dressage, I<br />

had to make the decision which<br />

discipline to go for when we<br />

were also selected for the British<br />

Dressage Team, having appeared<br />

from no-where to finish 2nd in<br />

their Final trial, to be honest<br />

there was no contest, Eventing<br />

all the way! From ponies I had<br />

a slightly rocky road making the<br />

move onto horses, my mother<br />

had bought me a stunning pure<br />

TB, but he proved to not be brave<br />

enough, probably not helped by<br />

my inexperience riding horses.<br />

We finally ended up with a horse<br />

we bought from Vere Phillips,<br />

Ballyhaise, who had a heart of<br />

Lucy at Osberton<br />

gold. Success came again as I<br />

won the Junior Regional Novice<br />

Championships, but the British<br />

Junior Team eluded me. Moving<br />

on up to Young Riders, team<br />

call up beckoned again, having<br />

finished 2nd at Bramham 3*in<br />

the Young Riders Trial. I was<br />

a member of the team for two<br />

years winning team medals at<br />

both Championships.<br />

HOW INFLUENTIAL HAVE<br />

YOUR PARENTS BEEN IN<br />

YOUR EQUESTRIAN CAREER?<br />

My parents are chalk and cheese,<br />

my mother as horse mad as I am,<br />

not caring how much it costs and<br />

the real driving force behind my<br />

career; my father, completely<br />

non horsey, thinks they are a<br />

complete waste of money and<br />

spent my early years trying to<br />

sway me into a proper career! I<br />

kept him happy by going all the<br />

way through school and then<br />

onto university unlike a lot of<br />

my counter parts and I thank<br />

him now for his perseverance on<br />

getting a proper education.<br />

HOW DID YOU GET INTO<br />

BREEDING? HOW DID THAT<br />

COME ABOUT?<br />

The breeding side of our<br />

equestrian life happened by<br />

chance. For my 18th birthday<br />

present my parents (mother<br />

really!) bought me this gangly<br />

yearling colt called Mill Law. It<br />

was always intended to get him<br />

castrated but we never got round<br />

to it. He never behaved like a<br />

stallion and when he started his<br />

career he proved to be amazing,<br />

winning BYEH qualifiers and<br />

then taking to Eventing like a<br />

duck to water.<br />

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YOUR MOST SUCCESSFUL<br />

STALLION IS MILL LAW,<br />

WHAT COMPETITION<br />

SUCCESSES DID YOU HAVE<br />

WITH HIM?<br />

He was Advanced by the age<br />

of 7. My mother had always<br />

had the odd broodmare so we<br />

quickly started using him and<br />

the offspring proved to be lovely.<br />

He quickly proved to be very<br />

popular as a commercial stallion<br />

and has sired some unbelievable<br />

youngsters.<br />

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE<br />

EVENT OR COURSE?<br />

Osberton Horse Trials has<br />

always been my favourite, for<br />

its stunning venue, closeness to<br />

home and a long list of successes<br />

there. 2002 was the exception<br />

though as on my last horse of<br />

the day I had a horrific rotational<br />

fall resulting in a serious spinal<br />

injury. Two operations later<br />

including a fake vertebra being<br />

inserted into my lumbar spine<br />

and a lengthy stay in hospital,<br />

most people would have thought<br />

I would have hung up my boots.<br />

Not so, and I miraculously made<br />

it back out to start the following<br />

event season. It did take me a<br />

few years to pluck up courage<br />

to go back to Osberton to put<br />

my demons to rest and despite<br />

Nicola negotiating the table on Glencarrig Dolphin (Dougal).<br />

breaking down in the xc warm up<br />

before I was due to start I did it<br />

and thankfully it reverted back<br />

to being a successful venue for<br />

me.<br />

MILL LAW HAS GONE ON TO<br />

PRODUCE MANY SUCCESSFUL<br />

PROGENY, WHICH ONES<br />

STAND OUT TO YOU?<br />

The two that really stand out at<br />

the moment are Coopers Law,<br />

who is owned by my mother’s<br />

cousin and ridden by Emilie<br />

Chandler, his xc record is as<br />

good as it gets, having jumped<br />

clear round two 4*’s; the other<br />

is Jemilla who is ridden by Mark<br />

Kyle, who competed at the Rio<br />

Olympics. Of our homebred<br />

horses my heart always falls back<br />

to Sugar Shack Mill who took<br />

me to the World Young Horse<br />

Championships as a 6yr old, she<br />

literally would jump anything<br />

you put her at. We now have<br />

the excitement that our eldest<br />

offspring by Glencarrig Dolphin,<br />

out of a Mill Law mare is 3yrs old<br />

this year so we are really looking<br />

forwards to getting her broken in<br />

to see how talented she is.<br />

TELL IS ABOUT YOUR<br />

REHABILITATION BUSINESS<br />

The downside of Eventing is<br />

the cost, this is where I am<br />

grateful to my father for making<br />

me get a proper job and not<br />

just do horses. From the age<br />

of 12 I knew if horses weren’t<br />

a full-time option then Equine<br />

Physiotherapy was the way<br />

forwards. The thought of having<br />

to do human physio first scared<br />

me senseless but surprisingly<br />

I really enjoyed it, a three year<br />

degree course at Nottingham<br />

Uni followed by two years<br />

working at Bassetlaw Hospital,<br />

finally lead to me being able to<br />

pursue the career I wanted. I<br />

set up my own business after<br />

finishing an apprenticeship to<br />

get my Category A status with<br />

ACPAT. Twenty years later and<br />

I am happily self-employed in a<br />

career I love; I’ve been fortunate<br />

enough to physio for the British<br />

Pony Driving Team for copious<br />

years and have had the pleasure<br />

of working with some amazing<br />

animals.<br />

DAUGHTER LUCY IS<br />

SHOWING GREAT PROMISE<br />

AS A JUNIOR RIDER; WHAT<br />

PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR<br />

<strong>2018</strong> AND BEYOND?<br />

My life’s pathway changed when<br />

I had my daughter Lucy, I cherish<br />

the time we have together and<br />

love watching her riding. She<br />

has always been a very plucky<br />

rider, not afraid of a tumble and<br />

PHOTO BY JULIA SHEARWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

very competitive. I knew a few<br />

years ago that with her talent<br />

she may well want to follow in<br />

my footsteps so we set too trying<br />

to build a string of ponies from<br />

scratch. Darwin was a chance<br />

purchase just over two years ago,<br />

a real ‘being in the right place<br />

at the right time’ scenario. My<br />

mother and I then decided we<br />

needed to change track with<br />

the breeding programme, so we<br />

purchased Glencarrig Dolphin,<br />

a pure-bred Connemara, to<br />

put to our mares. I have been<br />

bringing him on over the past<br />

few years and he is proving<br />

to be phenomenal. Despite<br />

combining a busy stud season<br />

with his ridden career, he has<br />

now jumped clear xc round all<br />

six of his BE Novices. We also<br />

have a couple of 5-year-old<br />

Connemaras I purchased from<br />

France as 3-year-olds, (rather<br />

rashly without seeing them<br />

in the flesh!), they both have<br />

outstanding jumping breeding<br />

and are proving to be very<br />

exciting prospects for the future.<br />

It has also been very educational<br />

for Lucy to help bring on these<br />

two ponies and she really likes<br />

riding the youngsters. Charlie<br />

Go Go is the new boy to the<br />

pack, purchased last year, he had<br />

had some previous experience<br />

so was able to show Lucy the<br />

ropes a bit more. What she has<br />

learnt from him she has been<br />

able to feed back into the others.<br />

<strong>2018</strong> should be an exciting year<br />

as Lucy is now old enough,<br />

despite only being 11, to go BE.<br />

It is going to be hectic as she<br />

is hoping to combine BE with<br />

continuing with PC and BRC.<br />

She would love to get to the PC<br />

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eventing<br />

Championships this year, but<br />

Lucy is a child that always likes<br />

to go bigger, if there is a bigger<br />

course that she can do she would<br />

prefer to do that than do well at<br />

the level below! As her mother<br />

I do occasionally intervene but<br />

the ponies she has got now have<br />

serious scope so if I think they<br />

are safe I go with the flow. Pony<br />

Teams are definitely in her plans<br />

for the future and I would like<br />

to think with the pony power<br />

we are bringing on, one of them<br />

must surely be capable of them!<br />

She is also desperate to take over<br />

the reins on Glencarrig Dolphin<br />

as I keep beating her when I’m<br />

on him, not surprisingly I’m<br />

reluctant to relinquish the ride<br />

as he is phenomenal.<br />

Lucy at Collingham 2009<br />

Lucy at Burghley<br />

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU<br />

GIVE TO ANYONE STARTING<br />

OUT COMPETING OR WITH<br />

A SON OR DAUGHTER<br />

SHOWING GREAT TALENT?<br />

I am often asked how come Lucy<br />

is like she is. I am a great believer<br />

that you cannot change how your<br />

child is, you have to work with<br />

how they are. I have been very<br />

fortunate that Lucy is a plucky,<br />

brave, sometimes over confident<br />

child so having the perfect pony<br />

hasn’t been a necessity, she’s<br />

taken the tumbles and jumped<br />

back on, got run away with and<br />

carried on. Children develop at<br />

different speeds, if you’ve got<br />

a nervous child get them the<br />

right pony to build confidence,<br />

don’t push them out of their<br />

comfort zone till they are ready,<br />

it’s surprising the results you see<br />

when a nervous child clicks with<br />

their pony, they go from strength<br />

to strength and sometimes at<br />

a terrific rate. The brave kids,<br />

well they generally need less<br />

nurturing but don’t expect them<br />

to keep bouncing back forever,<br />

they will get to a point where<br />

they want fun, to be honest that<br />

is why I bought Charlie Go Go so<br />

she could go out with the mindset<br />

that she could win!<br />

Glencarrig Dolphin is standing<br />

at stud again this year. For more<br />

info to contact Sue Browne on<br />

07790586776<br />

PHOTO BY JULIA SHEARWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

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horse transport<br />

Is your Lorry or<br />

Trailer Ready for<br />

the Season Ahead?<br />

For many of us, our lorries and<br />

trailers have probably stood idle<br />

for a few weeks and, most likely,<br />

months since the last events and<br />

shows of 2017. That’s fine on the one hand<br />

as it’s kept diesel costs down but what<br />

deterioration may have occurred to the<br />

vehicle whilst being stood? Did you end<br />

last year with a good clean out and checkup,<br />

was it stored under cover?<br />

Have you bought a new horse or pony, are<br />

you now wanting to go to events on your<br />

own as you’ve passed your test? These are<br />

great and liberating but do you know if you<br />

are overweight or driving on the correct<br />

licence?<br />

We don’t want to bore you with going over<br />

old ground but here’s some refresher bullet<br />

points to make sure you are keeping within<br />

the law and able to enjoy your season’s<br />

events without fear of being pulled over!<br />

ROADWORTHINESS AND PLATING<br />

When is your lorry plated? Do you get<br />

it done at the end of a season so you can<br />

take your time with any potential repairs<br />

or do you get it done at the beginning of<br />

the year so you know it has a clean bill of<br />

health? As per VOSA’s recommendations,<br />

having your lorry properly checked and<br />

serviced by a qualified mechanic BEFORE<br />

the annual test will help to ensure it is<br />

in good enough condition to pass. VOSA<br />

carries out a test every year on your vehicle<br />

(excluding 3.5t lorries and under) to make<br />

sure it meets minimum road safety and<br />

environmental standards. Additionally,<br />

VOSA undertake regular roadside checks<br />

throughout the entire GB road network,<br />

where your vehicle could be the subject of a<br />

routine inspection.<br />

The same applies if you are towing. That<br />

vehicle needs its’ regular MOT and the<br />

trailer needs checking over – the floor is<br />

crucial in a trailer or any vehicle carrying<br />

horses; the towbar on a trailer, check for<br />

condition and security – is the breakaway<br />

cable properly attached.<br />

VEHICLE WEIGHTS<br />

Horsebox users should be vigilant to<br />

maximum vehicle weights as many could<br />

be unwittingly overloaded on a regular<br />

basis. With a lorry, you should find the<br />

manufacturers or ministry plates fixed to<br />

the inside of the passenger door frame.<br />

They will give you the following<br />

information :<br />

• Gross vehicle weight is the maximum<br />

weight of the vehicle on its own plus any<br />

load<br />

• Gross train weight is the maximum<br />

weight of the vehicle and any trailer that is<br />

attached plus any load<br />

• Axle 1 is the maximum weight for the first<br />

axle<br />

• Axle 2 is the maximum weight for the rear<br />

axle<br />

These weights must not be exceeded on<br />

public roads. The weights include the driver,<br />

passengers, gear and fuel. Check your trailer<br />

for the maximum weight they can carry too<br />

together with maximum capacity for each<br />

axle. Remember also that the bigger the<br />

trailer… the bigger the vehicle needed to<br />

tow it!<br />

14 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


HAVE YOU GOT THE<br />

CORRECT LICENCE?<br />

The good news is that the<br />

driver of a vehicle with<br />

a gross vehicle weight of<br />

up to 3.5t requires only<br />

a Category B licence<br />

(ordinary private car<br />

licence).<br />

Vehicles between 3.5t<br />

and 7.5t can be driven by<br />

holders of C1 category<br />

licences. Drivers covered<br />

by this category are<br />

permitted to tow trailers<br />

of up to a maximum gross<br />

weight of 0.75t. With the<br />

exception of those drivers<br />

with Category C1 entitlement, all drivers of<br />

goods vehicles with a maximum gross weight<br />

of more than 3.5t require a Category C licence.<br />

Drivers who passed their tests for a Category<br />

B licence AFTER 1st January 1997 stopped<br />

receiving automatic entitlement to drive<br />

Category C1 vehicles.<br />

DO I NEED AN OPERATORS’ LICENCE?<br />

In deciding whether or not you need an<br />

Operators Licence; first make sure your<br />

equestrian activity is confined to a hobby and<br />

if you are classed as ‘Amateur’ status. It is<br />

likely then that your expenditure will vastly<br />

outweigh any potential winnings, which if you<br />

did win could be considered incidental and<br />

therefore, no Operators licence is required.<br />

HOWEVER where the user and rider has<br />

turned professional, where their success<br />

has attracted corporate sponsorship or they<br />

are receiving any other form of corporate<br />

support, then this may be perceived as having<br />

a commercial element and so an Operators<br />

licence would be required.<br />

WATCH YOUR SPEED<br />

From 1st January 2008. All goods vehicles<br />

with a gross weight in excess of 3500kgs are<br />

required to have a speed limiter installed and<br />

working.<br />

Question and Answer<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong> put a series of questions to www.thetransportmanager.co.uk, a<br />

free resource designed to keep drivers and owners fully up to speed on vehicle<br />

law and legislation, including horsebox, trailer owners and drivers.<br />

I’m 18 and have just passed<br />

Q my test, do I need to take any<br />

other tests?<br />

If you have just passed your test<br />

A this will give you a B category<br />

licence which entitles the holder to<br />

drive vehicles up to 3.5t. There is no<br />

requirement for any other vehicles<br />

tests, however hopping from a small<br />

car to a large van/lorry type vehicle<br />

carrying a load requires familiarisation<br />

as the handling and braking<br />

characteristics are vastly different<br />

from that of a small car.<br />

I’ve got to 16.2hh horses, both<br />

Q weighing around 550-600kgs<br />

depending on the time of the year;<br />

with all my tack and accessories,<br />

am I going to be overweight for a<br />

3.5t?<br />

You must know the total laden<br />

A weight (Unloaded weight) of your<br />

vehicle before going on the public<br />

highway. You should weigh the vehicle<br />

with a typical load which includes<br />

driver, passenger, full tank of fuel and<br />

any other tack you may carry. This<br />

is the unladen weight of the vehicle.<br />

Then add the weight of the horse and<br />

this will then give you total weight<br />

of the vehicle. Let’s say your vehicle<br />

weighs in at 2800kg with driver,<br />

passenger, fuel and tack it means<br />

you can carry up to 700kg. 2800kg +<br />

700kg = 3500kg. In most towns and<br />

cities there are public weigh bridges<br />

or local companies which may allow<br />

you to weigh your vehicle for a small<br />

cost. You can generally find one from<br />

a search engine search. Remember if<br />

your vehicle is overweight you could<br />

be fined or if you have an accident<br />

your insurance could be invalid.<br />

N.B. Most 3.5t boxes are advertised<br />

as 2 boxes, however with 2 fully<br />

grown horses, most 2 boxes would go<br />

overweight.<br />

Do all garages offer the same<br />

Q level of service and how can I<br />

ensure I find the best ones to check<br />

my lorry?<br />

Not all garages offer the same<br />

A level of service and a lot of<br />

garages do not understand the<br />

intricacies of Horse Boxes. Most<br />

counties have specialists which will<br />

cater for service and general repairs<br />

for Horse Boxes.<br />

A friend and I share my lorry<br />

Q to events to keep the costs to a<br />

minimum – do I need an Operators’<br />

licence?<br />

The million-dollar question!<br />

A Simply if you are gaining an<br />

income from the use of the horse<br />

box and this more than your hobby,<br />

yes you may require an Operator’s<br />

Licence, however if it purely a hobby<br />

no you won’t. Instead of your friend<br />

paying you any money ask them to pay<br />

for fuelling it up or any maintenance<br />

and this will avoid any money<br />

changing hands.<br />

REFERENCES :<br />

Excerpts taken from VOSA: A guide for<br />

Horsebox and Trailer Owners<br />

For more in-depth guidance on driver<br />

licensing please refer to the gov.uk website<br />

at www.gov.uk/adding-higher-categories-toyour-driving-licence<br />

For more information on speed limiters go to<br />

www.dft.gov.uk<br />

For more information on Operator licencing<br />

go to www.dft.gov.uk/vosa<br />

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PHOTOS BY SUE WESTWOOD, HORSE AND DOG PHOTOGRAPHER


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centre Hazlehead Hall <strong>Equestrian</strong>, a thriving livery and competition centre, Liz<br />

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hospitality<br />

Enjoy Fantastic Hospitality<br />

at The Equerry Bolesworth<br />

International Horse Show<br />

Are you looking for<br />

a fantastic day or<br />

evening out, watching<br />

the leading names in<br />

the world of dressage and show<br />

jumping, in a stunning setting<br />

while eating delicious food and<br />

enjoying high-end hospitality?<br />

The Equerry Bolesworth<br />

International Horse Show<br />

provides the answer and will<br />

provide a brilliant experience to<br />

remember.<br />

The amazing four-star level<br />

show-jumping and three-star<br />

level dressage spectacular takes<br />

place in the stunning grounds<br />

of Bolesworth Castle near<br />

Tattenhall, Cheshire from June<br />

13 to June 17, <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

The <strong>2018</strong> Equerry Bolesworth<br />

International Horse Show is<br />

the place to be for one of the<br />

very best luxury equestrian and<br />

lifestyle hospitality experiences<br />

in the world with the sumptuous<br />

marquee overlooking<br />

the international arena.<br />

Bolesworth<br />

International promises<br />

to be better than ever,<br />

the five-day event<br />

offers a unique and<br />

thrilling experience.<br />

The event combines<br />

top-level dressage<br />

and showjumping<br />

competitions with luxury<br />

shopping, champagne, cocktails<br />

and fun family entertainment,<br />

World class sport and a brilliant<br />

line up of family entertainment.<br />

You can be confident you’ll catch<br />

leading international riders,<br />

watch top class competition and<br />

receive non-stop action.<br />

Enjoy the sheer elegance of<br />

the dressage competitions<br />

drawing an international field<br />

on Wednesday, June 13 including<br />

the young dressage horse<br />

viewing trials, CDI*** Grand<br />

Prix and the Inter 1 Freestyle<br />

Dressage to Music.<br />

Thursday, June 14 promises a<br />

full day of thrilling competitions<br />

with the CDI*** Grand Prix<br />

Special, Grand Prix Freestyle<br />

to Music and the CSI 4*<br />

showjumping taking place in the<br />

main arena.<br />

New for <strong>2018</strong> will be the return<br />

of a high calibre invitational<br />

Eventing Grand Prix, which<br />

will take place in the Main<br />

International Arena as the<br />

feature class on Friday evening.<br />

So why not sit back and relax in<br />

hospitality whilst enjoying the<br />

fantastic show?<br />

View the show jumping and<br />

dressage in style from the<br />

ringside luxury VIP marquee.<br />

Packages will include admission<br />

& VIP parking; Continental<br />

breakfast, lunch & Afternoon<br />

Tea or evening dinner.<br />

Hospitality starts at £100 per<br />

person.<br />

A variety of hospitality packages<br />

are available throughout the<br />

show. To book your hospitality<br />

places for the event please visit<br />

www.bolesworthinternational.<br />

com or contact Melanie Simm on<br />

01829 307676.<br />

Book your Camping<br />

for Bolesworth<br />

International <strong>2018</strong><br />

As the countdown to The Equerry Bolesworth<br />

International Horse Show gets underway<br />

don’t forget to book your camping and<br />

overnight stay.<br />

This amazing four-star level show-jumping<br />

and three-star level dressage spectacular<br />

takes place in the stunning grounds of<br />

Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire<br />

from June 13 to June 17, <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

With so much available to do and see, you<br />

won’t want to miss out on anything, so why<br />

not consider the brilliant camping on site<br />

and take a break at Bolesworth?<br />

If you would like to stay at Bolesworth,<br />

the beautiful camping and caravan site is<br />

situated on the Bolesworth Castle estate,<br />

located off the main drive in a stunning<br />

grassed area. There is a water supply<br />

together with toilets and showers plus a<br />

campsite office for information and check-in.<br />

The campsite is just a short walk from the<br />

showground where all the action takes place.<br />

You can also use the campsite as a base for<br />

visiting the area’s many other attractions,<br />

with historic Chester just 10 miles away.<br />

You won’t even have to cook your own camp<br />

fire food – on site catering will provide<br />

breakfast options to keep you fueled for the<br />

excitement of the show. The fantastic food<br />

and drink options allow every taste and<br />

budget to be catered for, including a fully<br />

licensed bar and DJ till late.<br />

If you want to leave your tent at home and<br />

enjoy a comfortable camping experience,<br />

come and stay in Bolesworth’s very own<br />

glamping Festihut village. Stay in a cosy<br />

two or four-man Festihut which is a wooden<br />

chalet complete with your own bed, lighting<br />

and power point to charge your electrical<br />

appliances boasting plenty of space.<br />

This exclusive VIP area is located outside the<br />

main event site in a wooden area and will<br />

have showers and flushing toilet facilities.<br />

The area will be fenced off and will include a<br />

chill out area for you and family and friends<br />

to enjoy outdoor games.<br />

To book your camping option visit<br />

www.bolesworthinternational.com<br />

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competition<br />

WIN full<br />

Membership<br />

to British<br />

Showjumping<br />

This month <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong> have teamed<br />

up with British Showjumping to offer<br />

one lucky reader the chance of full<br />

Membership to BS in either Just for<br />

Schools, Club or National.<br />

WIN<br />

with<br />

For your chance to win, read below and answer<br />

the question.<br />

“If you and your horse or pony haven’t been a<br />

member of British Showjumping before then why<br />

not enter our competition for a complimentary<br />

12-month membership. If you are the lucky winner,<br />

you can then choose whether you want a Just for<br />

Schools, Club or National Membership and if you’re<br />

not sure which one is for you, then the Membership<br />

Team at British Showjumping can give you guidance as to which one will<br />

suit you best.”<br />

QUESTION : How many types of Membership are on offer this month?<br />

Answer the question and fill in the entry form for your chance to win.<br />

PHOTOS BY : WWW.ANDYFOUNTAINPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK<br />

A very popular National Competition for the Unaffi liated<br />

riders amongst us in both dressage and showjumping.<br />

Run for some 18 years by Granville & Janet Thompson, the reins have now been taken over by Event Director, Carole Newton.<br />

Carole is an experienced Equine Event<br />

organiser, with a passion for grassroots<br />

riding and has run local shows for a<br />

number of years at Grey Fern Park<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre near Peterborough.<br />

Carole says; “It is so important that all levels of Rider have<br />

the best possible experience whilst out competing. For those<br />

early on in their equestrian careers, a bad experience can<br />

have a devastating affect on their confidence. My aim with<br />

UK Riders is to provide a professionally run event in a safe,<br />

fun and encouraging environment.”<br />

First Round Qualifiers are held locally so there is bound to be<br />

a qualifying centre near you!<br />

Once you have qualified at this level, competitors can, for<br />

an small annual fee, join the UK Riders membership scheme<br />

and you will be issued with a membership card.<br />

You will need this membership card to be able to compete in<br />

the second round Regional Qualifiers and the National Finals<br />

are being held at Arena UK on the 9th September <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

Looking forward Carole plans to introduce Showing,<br />

hopefully for 2019, and is currently working with a major<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> brand to secure sponsorship.<br />

“Picking up the reins of UK Riders is a huge undertaking,<br />

Granville & Janet did a superb job and I have some very big<br />

boots to fill! I am really looking forward to working with<br />

both equestrian centres and competitors and building on the<br />

success the organisation has already seen.”<br />

Carole, is looking for new centres to hold UK Riders Qualifiers<br />

all over the UK.<br />

Any <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centres wishing to take part should contact<br />

her via email.<br />

The website is in the process of being updated, meantime<br />

please contact Carole for any further information and have a<br />

look at the UK Riders Facebook Page.<br />

Contact Carole Newton<br />

E: carolenewton@hotmail.co.uk<br />

07879 492068<br />

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Classes start from 70cm with<br />

Winter & Summer Championships to<br />

aim for and membership is just £30!<br />

www.britishshowjumping.co.uk/nationalschools Tel: 02476 698824


showjumping<br />

BRITISH SHOWJUMPING<br />

Thinking<br />

about<br />

joining?<br />

JOIN TODAY?<br />

Whether you’re a seasoned showjumper or an<br />

enthusiastic beginner, there’s no better time to<br />

take a look at what British Showjumping has<br />

to offer. Classes start at just 70cm with many<br />

championships to aim for.<br />

British Showjumping membership offers<br />

much more than just competing with a<br />

comprehensive training environment that<br />

spans regional Junior Academies, a 5* Training<br />

programme, as well as an extensive list of<br />

UKCC Accredited Coaches who can assist you<br />

to reach your goals.<br />

Over and above this there are the added<br />

benefits of knowing that you are competing<br />

at well run and insured shows within well<br />

designed courses that have your progression in<br />

mind. Three of the core membership that may<br />

suit you are below, but it is always worth giving<br />

the Membership Team a call on 02476 698824<br />

who will be able to assist and give guidance as<br />

to the membership type which will be right for<br />

you.<br />

PHOTOS COURTESY OFBRITISH SHOWJUMPING<br />

‘JUST FOR SCHOOLS’<br />

MEMBERSHIP<br />

The ‘Just for Schools’ membership is an<br />

incredible opportunity for students to share<br />

their passion with their school and create<br />

lasting friendships with fellow riders. If there<br />

isn’t enough of you to make up a team you can<br />

compete as an Individual so there really isn’t<br />

anything stopping you take part.<br />

So how does it work? Well, Schools and<br />

Colleges can submit both teams (three to four<br />

riders) and individuals to compete against<br />

each other in the battle for league points<br />

Class 19 SENIOR BRITISH<br />

NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP<br />

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CLASS 54 BN<br />

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL<br />

Class 7 1.10 Open Flossy Bellm<br />

SCHOOLS 70cm Team winners<br />

with the aim of qualifying for the Winter<br />

Championship Final which takes place<br />

in April at the David Broome Centre and<br />

then the Summer Championships Finals<br />

at the British Showjumping National<br />

Championships in August. Competitions<br />

are held across the country with class<br />

heights ranging from 70cm-1.10m, which<br />

sees all ages and abilities coming forward<br />

to represent their school and do their team<br />

proud. It is just £30 for the year per team<br />

for three or four members, these members<br />

can be interchanged throughout the year as<br />

well as compete as an individual.<br />

CLUB MEMBERSHIP &<br />

CLUB SHOWS<br />

Showjumping’s Club membership gives<br />

competitors jumping between 70cm – 1.00m<br />

the chance to compete for minimal cost. It<br />

also provides plenty of perks and benefits too<br />

with Finals at each of the height categories<br />

taking place at the British Showjumping<br />

National Championships in August.<br />

Competing for league points rather than<br />

prize money, you have the opportunity<br />

to focus on heading your regional league<br />

whilst also qualifying for Finals. With<br />

the horse/rider combination being the key<br />

factor it is also worth knowing that there<br />

is no age limit on riders competing ponies<br />

within Club shows.<br />

Membership for both yourself and your<br />

horse or pony is just £30 for the year and<br />

gives you all the benefits of membership<br />

including Public Liability cover.<br />

NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP<br />

PONY CLUB & RIDING<br />

CLUB OFFER<br />

For riders who wish to compete for prize<br />

money and the chance to qualify for<br />

National Championships this may be the<br />

membership for you. Classes start at 85cm<br />

with a multitude of championships to aim<br />

for that take place at shows such as the<br />

National Championships and Horse of the<br />

year show to name just two.<br />

There is a very clear league structure for<br />

new members to follow which illustrates<br />

all the classes they can aim for within<br />

a specific height category they are<br />

comfortable competing in. If you are a new<br />

member joining and are a current member<br />

of a Pony Club or Riding Club there are<br />

discounted membership offers available to<br />

you starting at £55 for the year.<br />

WANT TO<br />

KNOW MORE?<br />

For further information on which<br />

Membership type might be right<br />

for you, why not ring the British<br />

Showjumping Membership Team<br />

on 02476 698824 who will be happy<br />

to talk it through with you or visit<br />

www.britishshowjumping.co.uk.<br />

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ider profile<br />

riderprofile<br />

Sophie Knowles<br />

Miranda Steel<br />

PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.EQUIPICS.CO.UK<br />

How did you get into<br />

riding?<br />

I started riding around<br />

the age of 3. My sister<br />

(Leah) and I met a pony<br />

whilst in Scotland on<br />

holiday and we were<br />

instantly hooked and<br />

begged for lessons, I was<br />

too young so mum hired<br />

a Shetland and taught<br />

me herself, and after<br />

hearing all my mums<br />

past stories of her equestrian days instantly made me see my<br />

future was in horses. She is defiantly my role model.<br />

What was your first serious competition pony?<br />

I’ve been very lucky to have my sister’s ponies when she moved<br />

onto the next. I spent hours on the sidelines watching her and<br />

learning, looking forward to being able to sit on her talented<br />

ponies. Seeing the results she has worked so hard to get. I stared<br />

to get serious in competitions when I competed Bluebarn Poppy.<br />

She was passed down to me knowing her job and we just clicked,<br />

the more we competed together the more placings we got, I love<br />

this mare.<br />

What attracted you to showjumping?<br />

Watching my sister work hard and achieve results whilst going<br />

up the levels, including onto horses at 14, made me realise I<br />

could do that one day and hopefully follow in her footsteps.<br />

The more I believed in myself, the more I realised how much<br />

my sister gave me the confidence to achieve my best ability at<br />

showjumping.<br />

What level are you now competing at?<br />

I’ve now moved completely into seniors (I’m just 13yrs old) but<br />

I’ve found even more confidence in horses. Again I am so lucky<br />

to be able to compete Leah’s horse (Jubilant Killycloghan) I’m<br />

competing comfortably at Discovery (1m) so much so, I have<br />

my 4 double clears so I can now jump 2nd rounds. I’m starting<br />

to step up to Newcomers now too; my first attempt at this level<br />

went fairly well, I had just 1 pole in the first phase. I’m aiming<br />

to compete in this year’s National under 14’s (which is 1.25m)<br />

but have lots of training to do to get there. Riding the horse I<br />

currently have, I know 100% that we are both willing to learn and<br />

become better every day and I have so much support around me<br />

to help me succeed - I’m so lucky.<br />

What’s your favourite bit of kit you couldn’t do without?<br />

When I was younger, I strongly believed in wearing my ‘lucky’<br />

clothes, like my jumpers or jodhpurs and wouldn’t compete<br />

without them. Now however, I know the only piece of kit I need<br />

when going around a jumping course is my horse. Just me and<br />

him!<br />

PHOTOS COURTESY EMMELLEFF PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

How long have you<br />

been riding and do you<br />

come from a horsey<br />

background?<br />

I started riding as a child<br />

(about age nine) and had<br />

ponies until I gave up at<br />

16. I don’t come from a<br />

horsey background though<br />

my dad took up riding<br />

when my sister and I got<br />

our first ponies, in order<br />

to accompany us on<br />

hacks. I didn’t<br />

ride again<br />

until about<br />

10 years<br />

ago (over<br />

20 years<br />

later!) and<br />

found myself<br />

totally<br />

hooked.<br />

Tell us about your<br />

current horse/pony?<br />

I bought Flaming Felix at<br />

the end of <strong>March</strong> 2017. He<br />

is a 15.2hh Irish bred 11<br />

year old. Felix has a lovely<br />

nature, is very laid back in<br />

busy collecting rings and<br />

always tries his best. He isn’t<br />

fazed by anything though<br />

is sometimes confused by<br />

skinnies. We are working on<br />

that! He’s just a fun little<br />

horse. Any mistakes we<br />

make are more down to me<br />

than him.<br />

How long have you been<br />

a member of BS and what<br />

heights are you competing<br />

at?<br />

I joined BS last October as<br />

a Club member. We have<br />

been competing at 70cm and<br />

80cm.<br />

Where is your favourite<br />

competition venue and<br />

what big successes have<br />

you had in the last 12<br />

months?<br />

My favourite venue in winter<br />

is Markfield <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Centre where we do indoor<br />

showjumping. Everyone<br />

is very friendly there.<br />

I’m looking forward to<br />

competing at Weston Lawns<br />

when the outdoor season<br />

starts.<br />

Felix and I have<br />

only just started<br />

competing<br />

together so no<br />

big successes<br />

yet. We’ve<br />

just been<br />

enjoying<br />

training and<br />

getting to know<br />

each other so far.<br />

Do you have a favourite<br />

piece of kit or clothing<br />

that you could not do<br />

without?<br />

At this time of year, my<br />

Brogini winter riding boots.<br />

They keep my feet warm<br />

even on long hacks.<br />

What are your<br />

competition goals for<br />

<strong>2018</strong>?<br />

To get to the BS National<br />

Championships in the<br />

summer in either 70cm or<br />

80cm Club classes.<br />

24 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


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ider profile<br />

PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.MAJESTICPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK.<br />

Paige Newton<br />

How long have you been riding and do you come from a<br />

horsey background?<br />

I have been riding since I was 3. My family isn’t particularly<br />

horsey, my mum hacks out with me and helps me, my dad and<br />

brother are not horsey at all but they put up with them!<br />

Tell us about your current horse/pony?<br />

I have four 148s: Coco, Gucci, Ulyss and Chico who I am<br />

bringing up through the ranks, all have qualified for the<br />

nationals and blue chip championships and now will be aiming<br />

for scope qualifiers. I am also having a go at the Hickstead<br />

qualifiers with Gucci and Ulyss and they are both stepping up to<br />

these big classes brilliantly.<br />

How long have you been a member of BS and what heights<br />

are you competing at?<br />

I joined BS 3 years ago and compete right through from 80cm<br />

with the novice ponies to 1.25 with the more capable ones.<br />

Where is your favourite competition venue and what big<br />

successes have you had in the last 12 months?<br />

At a show at Southview recently I won four classes, two of<br />

which were Blue Chip qualifiers on ponies I’d only had a week.<br />

Then we went back for the Area 18 show and I won another two<br />

classes and at the Christmas show I won and was fourth in the<br />

Grand Prix.<br />

My Favourite showground is Hartpury where blue chip is, it’s<br />

the best atmosphere and an amazing place.<br />

Do you have a favourite piece of kit or clothing that you<br />

could not do without?<br />

My lucky belt<br />

What are your competition goals for <strong>2018</strong>?<br />

To win at one of the finals (I have been 2nd place a few times<br />

now and would like to not be the bridesmaid this year!) A<br />

dream of mine is to qualify for Hickstead and HOYS, that would<br />

be amazing.<br />

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feed and veterinary<br />

Worming horses: Top Tips from Virbac<br />

Before worming, make sure you know<br />

your horse’s weight as accurately as<br />

possible and use the correct dose of<br />

wormer for the horse’s bodyweight<br />

• Use Faecal Worm Egg Counts (FWECs)<br />

before worming – worm horses with a FWEC<br />

over 200 eggs per gram of faeces<br />

• Worm all horses sharing grazing with the<br />

same drug at the same time<br />

• Never ignore “spit out”; most syringe<br />

wormers only contain between one and two<br />

teaspoons (5 to 10mL) of paste, so any paste<br />

that is spat out could represent a significant<br />

proportion of the dose<br />

• Always dispose of used/part used wormer<br />

syringes safely – horse wormers are very toxic<br />

to dogs<br />

• Use a FWEC 14 days after worming – this is<br />

an important check to see if the wormer dose<br />

has done the job<br />

• Change the GROUP of wormer drug<br />

used over the grazing season annually or<br />

biannually- depending on<br />

circumstances<br />

• Ensure regular poo<br />

picking, at least twice per<br />

week, to reduce dependence<br />

on drugs<br />

• Get informed, talk to your<br />

vet or SQP about worming<br />

Find out about the correct<br />

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feed and veterinary<br />

Are you up to<br />

speed on Worms?<br />

You should never<br />

under estimate the<br />

damage that can be<br />

caused by having an<br />

over powering worm burden.<br />

Horses from all age brackets,<br />

foals to the aged horse can<br />

suffer the detrimental effects of<br />

internal parasites if not wormed<br />

effectively. Routine blanket<br />

worming is a thing of the past<br />

and no longer recommended<br />

as this has had an impact<br />

on anthelmintic resistance<br />

and is also wasting the horse<br />

owners money if there is no<br />

worm burden to actually treat.<br />

Faecal worm egg counts are<br />

recommended and proven as<br />

a method to determine if your<br />

horses actually need worming,<br />

used along side good pasture<br />

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management, poo picking every<br />

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your horses exact weight. This<br />

will all assist in having an<br />

effective worming programme.<br />

Each horse should all be treated<br />

individually one size does not<br />

fit all and it is the same with<br />

worm counts and with worming<br />

your horses, just because 1 horse<br />

may have a high burden doesn’t<br />

mean they all have, 80% of<br />

worms are only carried by 20%<br />

of horses.<br />

THE GOLDEN RULES<br />

OF WORMING<br />

weight as under dosing will<br />

cause resistance. This is where<br />

the wormer is only affective on<br />

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the cycle goes on.<br />

• WORMERS : only worm if<br />

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• TARGET WORM : Carry out<br />

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following on from your results<br />

• WEIGH : It is highly important<br />

to know your horses exact<br />

• PASTURE MANAGEMENT<br />

: Good pasture management is<br />

essential as part of your worming<br />

programme. Poo pick every day.<br />

Do not over stock your fields this<br />

will cause horses to graze around<br />

droppings, picking up eggs &<br />

larvae. Do not worm then move<br />

horses on to new pasture this<br />

will just cause your new field to<br />

become contaminated.<br />

28 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


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feed and veterinary<br />

Feeding the Laminitic<br />

By Dr Tom Shurlock, nutritionist at British Horse Feeds<br />

Whether the cause of laminitis is<br />

hormonal, associated with breed,<br />

age, obesity or excessive fructans<br />

intake from spring grass, the situation is<br />

made worse with incorrect nutrition.<br />

Laminitis derives from inflammation of the<br />

tissue around the coffin bone. Exacerbated<br />

by vasoconstriction, poor circulation around<br />

the hoof inhibits oxidative, inflammatory<br />

and necrotic factors being flushed from the<br />

area.<br />

Overfeeding has consequences; obese<br />

animals put a physical strain on the feet<br />

and predispose the horse to EMS. It also<br />

overloads the gut. The horse can only<br />

digest a finite amount of protein and<br />

carbohydrate, excess nutrients entering<br />

the hind gut. This leads to disruption and<br />

death of the inherent microbes – the fibre<br />

fermenters. Protein and carbohydrate<br />

fermentation leads to nitrite production<br />

(vasoconstrictors), endotoxins and lactic<br />

acid (which increases the permeability of<br />

the gut cells, allowing absorption of those<br />

negative factors which cause laminitis)<br />

while the decline of fibre fermentation leads<br />

to a decrease in the integrity of the gut cells.<br />

Simply, too much protein and starch and<br />

sugar, will increase the incidence in a<br />

laminitic; the question is, how much is too<br />

much?<br />

Apart from extreme exercise (and specialist<br />

conditions like pregnancy) no more than<br />

12% protein should be fed and a combined<br />

level of 10% starch and sugar. Any more<br />

and the horse will not absorb it. The skill<br />

is trying to achieve this, especially in<br />

terms of carbohydrates, when grass can<br />

have up to 30% fructans. Early morning<br />

grazing (before the sugars at the base of<br />

the leaf start mobilising), soaking hay and<br />

haylage can reduce levels, and buying hard<br />

feeds with low levels will complement<br />

this. However, this can lead to an energy<br />

shortfall, especially for active animals. This<br />

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With a higher rate of fibre fermentation<br />

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fibres like Speedi-Beet or Fibre-Beet give<br />

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Low protein and carbohydrate intake<br />

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30 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


Chill Out With Mollichaff<br />

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Is your horse or<br />

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to ensure that any<br />

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situations are kept to a<br />

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Fizzy behaviour may<br />

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fitting tack or from teeth<br />

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Then make sure you feed<br />

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It includes elevated levels of magnesium along with camomile,<br />

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feed and veterinary<br />

Feeding the<br />

Competition Horse<br />

A<br />

competition horse is generally classed<br />

as one that is working above the level<br />

of a leisure horse; however across the<br />

vast range of disciplines, competition horses<br />

will be working at different levels of intensity.<br />

The functioning of the gut has a huge impact<br />

on the overall health and well-being of the<br />

animal and this is particularly important in<br />

regard to the hindgut. When horses are asked<br />

to perform, there is increased stress on the<br />

gut meaning appropriate diets and feeding<br />

management is even more crucial.<br />

Whatever the level or type of work, any<br />

equine diet should be based on forage and<br />

many horses can compete successfully to<br />

high levels on forage-only diets. Any forage<br />

offered should always be of excellent hygienic<br />

quality. By this we mean without the presence<br />

of moulds, dust and mycotoxins. Of course,<br />

it is impossible to find a forage source that is<br />

completely free of any such contamination<br />

but the aim is to use as good a quality as you<br />

can.<br />

There are benefits to<br />

addressing the issue of<br />

fibre. Overfeeding cereal<br />

rations can result in<br />

undigested grain passing<br />

into the hindgut where<br />

it alters the pH balance;<br />

killing off the beneficial bacteria and leaving<br />

the pathways open for harmful, sometimes<br />

pathogenic bugs to take hold.<br />

In trials, the yeast culture Saccharomyces<br />

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hindgut by creating the optimum pH and<br />

stimulating the activity of fibre-digesting<br />

bacteria. This stable gut environment helps<br />

buffer against the effects of stress, such as<br />

loose droppings for example, maximises fibre<br />

digestion and increases nutrient absorption.<br />

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Some minerals are also<br />

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This is because when<br />

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they carry spare ions which give<br />

them an electrical charge.<br />

Electrolytes use this charge to<br />

help control the water balance<br />

in a horse, trying to maintain a<br />

sufficiently hydrated status at<br />

all times. Electrolytes also play<br />

an important role in muscle<br />

function and through their role<br />

in hydration both temperature<br />

regulation and the transport of<br />

nutrients and waste products<br />

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If electrolytes are not added to a<br />

horse’s diet many problems may<br />

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horse health<br />

Saying Goodbye<br />

In addressing this difficult<br />

subject, which unfortunately<br />

will occur when we have<br />

horses and ponies, I realised that<br />

it must be looked at from many<br />

angles.<br />

From the financial side through<br />

to the emotional one.<br />

It is not as straightforward with a<br />

non-opted, out of the food chain<br />

passport to weigh a horse in and<br />

receive money for the carcase as<br />

it used to be . Most of my clients<br />

would throw up their hands in<br />

horror at the thought of this but<br />

for businesses this used to be the<br />

norm.<br />

There are still horse slaughter<br />

houses where we hope that the<br />

animals are put down with the<br />

minimum of stress. But there are<br />

fewer now.<br />

For the majority of horses and<br />

ponies they are generally put to<br />

sleep in their own environments<br />

again hopefully with the<br />

minimum of stress.<br />

All horse keepers should have<br />

organised and displayed their<br />

Vets number and potentially<br />

a local Knacker man’s number<br />

so that they can be called in an<br />

emergency by anyone on the<br />

yard.<br />

It is always good to have a game<br />

plan for these situations which<br />

can be modified under different<br />

circumstances. If a horse needs<br />

to be euthanised urgently then it<br />

needs to be done where ever it is<br />

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but if it is less of an emergency<br />

maybe the location can be<br />

chosen that allows the knacker<br />

man access, away from onlookers<br />

and with enough room around<br />

for safety for all.<br />

It is good to have made the<br />

decision whether to have the<br />

horse injected or shot well<br />

in advance. This may be for<br />

financial reasons as the knacker<br />

man can do this and take the<br />

body away. The Vet does not<br />

need to be involved so this<br />

reduces costs.<br />

I do not think that either way,<br />

injection or bullet, matters to<br />

the horse. So long as they are<br />

carried out competently there is<br />

no difference. But if your horse is<br />

needle shy or head shy think of<br />

the kindest option for him.<br />

I have several clients with much<br />

loved very old horses and ponies<br />

and we have actually discussed<br />

the options for the euthanasia<br />

process with them. Also what<br />

they want to do with the<br />

body afterwards. At least we<br />

understand their wishes so that<br />

when the time comes they do<br />

not have to make decisions when<br />

they are dreadfully upset. Also,<br />

we can discuss the financial<br />

costs of what they want. The<br />

cost of ashes back for a horse<br />

is, not surprisingly, quite a lot<br />

more than for a cat or dog and<br />

the caskets are rather large<br />

and heavy when the ashes are<br />

returned. Your Vet will have lists<br />

of cremation companies or you<br />

can investigate on line.<br />

The majority of my clients let us<br />

put the horse to sleep and then<br />

pay the knackerman to take the<br />

body away. Occasionally I put<br />

a horse to sleep and the owner<br />

has got permission to bury the<br />

body, (there is some legislation<br />

involved) but this is lovely for<br />

some people.<br />

The one thing that I have learnt<br />

over my years in practice is<br />

that everybody’s thoughts<br />

and wishes about this subject are<br />

different. It is a time for tact,<br />

understanding and explanation<br />

about what will happen. Some<br />

owners want to stay with their<br />

horses and some don’t. Either is<br />

right, it is a time to do a job right<br />

with the minimum of stress all<br />

round.<br />

34 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>


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with Haygain<br />

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Haygain steamed<br />

hay significantly<br />

reduces the risk<br />

of finding fungi in<br />

horses’ airways. The<br />

study found the<br />

presence of different types<br />

of fungi in the airways of 72%<br />

of the horses. The researchers<br />

discovered that horses had a 3.8<br />

times greater chance of being<br />

diagnosed with IAD if fungi<br />

were found in their airways. The<br />

sources of these fungi were<br />

found to be the bedding and<br />

forage. An important outcome<br />

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was the ONLY method which<br />

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of finding fungi in the airways<br />

which is linked to Inflammatory<br />

Airway Disease (IAD). This<br />

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of IAD by a remarkable 63%.<br />

In fact, this was found to be<br />

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management change made in the<br />

horse’s care regime.<br />

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feeding<br />

Paddock<br />

paradise or<br />

punished<br />

pasture?<br />

As I write this here at Trickle Net<br />

HQ in Lincolnshire, it’s February.<br />

It’s cold, wet and the fields are<br />

brown murky swamps. Though<br />

there is a sniff of Spring in the<br />

air. By the time you read this,<br />

we should be getting ready to<br />

transform our weary pasture. At<br />

last!<br />

<strong>March</strong> is the month of great<br />

change when it comes to pasture<br />

management. With milder<br />

temperatures and more daylight<br />

hours the land will dry enough to<br />

work on it. So, what do we do and<br />

why?<br />

As soon as the land is dry enough,<br />

we chain harrow. This is probably<br />

the most important thing you can<br />

do for winter battered pasture.<br />

Chain harrowing removes any<br />

dead grass which makes way for<br />

new growth. It also evens out<br />

poached areas and allows air to<br />

the grass which helps with spring<br />

growth. It spreads any droppings<br />

too, allowing the sun to dry them<br />

out.<br />

Then we get the roller out.<br />

Whether you are using an<br />

agricultural big boy, or a couple<br />

of oil drums filled with concrete,<br />

rolling will transform your ground.<br />

Rolling encourages tillering,<br />

which is the new stems growing<br />

from the parent shoot of the<br />

plant. Rolling will also encourage<br />

a healthy root structure, which is<br />

vital to the health and longevity of<br />

your pasture.<br />

Once rolled our fields briefly look<br />

like tired bowling greens. It brings<br />

joy to my soul to look out across<br />

newly rolled pasture. That is until<br />

the molehills come back! All this<br />

work on the fields prepares them<br />

well for the horses spending more<br />

time out, as we reduce the forage<br />

and allow them more grazing<br />

time.<br />

But beware! The changes in the<br />

grass during <strong>March</strong> are significant,<br />

and this is well known as the start<br />

of Laminitis season. Next month<br />

we will be looking more closely<br />

at the changes in your horses<br />

grazing, and how this can impact<br />

health and wellbeing. If you are<br />

concerned about your horse<br />

carrying excess weight coming<br />

in to Spring, you must act now.<br />

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<strong>2018</strong> - New Year training<br />

scale still applies for<br />

Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong>.<br />

Visit www.sovereignequestrian.co.uk for more information about us and our horses.<br />

In any walk of life a strong and<br />

robust foundation is the key<br />

to success, and this steadfast<br />

principle also applies to the<br />

world of <strong>Equestrian</strong>. Germany<br />

have led the way for a number<br />

of years when it comes to this<br />

approach and it’s something that<br />

we’ve also adopted at Sovereign<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong>.<br />

More commonly known as “The<br />

Scales of Training”, the plan<br />

emphasises the importance of<br />

structuring your horse’s education<br />

from the very beginning and has<br />

been fundamental in producing<br />

Olympic Champions and<br />

hundreds of other well trained<br />

horses.<br />

At Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong>, Nicola<br />

and Charlotte Barry have worked<br />

tirelessly to implement this<br />

philosophy and apply it to their<br />

own training methods. The results<br />

have been impressive, with a<br />

continuous flow of well rounded<br />

horses ready for competition.<br />

Their attitude towards this process<br />

at an early age has not only helped<br />

with competition results, but<br />

it’s also ensured that Sovereign<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> now has an established<br />

reputation for precision, detail<br />

and ultimately success.<br />

As mentioned in last month’s<br />

article, attention to detail is<br />

imperative in the <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

world and the commitment<br />

shown by Nicola and Charlotte<br />

to “The Scales of Training”<br />

underlines Sovereign’s dedication<br />

to leave no stone unturned when<br />

it comes to producing quality<br />

horses.<br />

The scale is built like a pyramid<br />

so each block is designed to be<br />

strong and established before<br />

moving onto the next. As you<br />

Horse: Tonica - Rider: Charlotte Barry - Venue: Aintree <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

progress up the pyramid it is<br />

always important to keep in mind<br />

the previous steps on the scale to<br />

ensure consistent development.<br />

The scale comprises of points 1 to<br />

6 opposite.<br />

Of course there are many other<br />

factors that help ensure success<br />

in the <strong>Equestrian</strong> field, and our<br />

Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong> articles<br />

will continue to assess all the<br />

ingredients that go into<br />

producing quality horses.<br />

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At Sovereign <strong>Equestrian</strong>, we train, maintain, and care for our horses<br />

so that they become exceptional performers across all disciplines. We<br />

know that a fit and healthy horse is a happy horse, and a happy horse is<br />

a successful horse. We want to share some of our techniques with you<br />

because, with the right care your horse can reach its true potential.<br />

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Th eSovereign<br />

Scales of Training:<br />

06 - Collection<br />

As soon as all those steps have been mastered the<br />

horse will be able to balance themselves better and<br />

better. Allowing them to take more of their weight<br />

over their hind leg to create power through collection.<br />

05 - Straightness<br />

Once the horse becomes more supple, balanced<br />

and energetic this will improve their alignment<br />

and they will find it easier to work<br />

in straight lines.<br />

04 - Impulsion<br />

The energy the horse steps forward with whilst<br />

maintaining their balance. At this stage the horses<br />

hind legs are further under the body enabling<br />

the horse to generate additional power.<br />

03 - Connection<br />

Does the horse and rider have an equal connection<br />

down both reins and respond lightly and softly to the<br />

rider’s requests?<br />

02 - Suppleness<br />

From both side to side, left and right and<br />

longitudinally. To allow the horse to begin working in<br />

a round shape, without resisting a rider’s aids.<br />

01 - Rhythm<br />

Until a horse can trot or canter in a regular rhythm<br />

is it nearly impossible to improve or alter their<br />

mechanisms of movement.


eventing<br />

Finding the<br />

Right Horse<br />

This month Harriet Morris-Baumber<br />

has been helping clients to look<br />

for a new horse. Read on to<br />

find out her thoughts on the<br />

challenging process of<br />

finding the right horse…<br />

These last few weeks have been very<br />

busy with lessons and training<br />

which is great. Teaching and<br />

training other riders is something<br />

I really enjoy.<br />

A few new clients have recently started<br />

having lessons with me which is really<br />

exciting, being able to help new people.<br />

Some are looking to take on the challenge<br />

of a BE event while others are looking to<br />

regain their confidence and I get equal<br />

pleasure out of both.<br />

Camps are proving very popular and this is<br />

something I am keen to encourage. I like<br />

having the chance to work with riders for a<br />

few days consecutively and find it is really<br />

beneficial for riders to have a few datafocused<br />

training days. I also get the time<br />

to talk in more detail about my general<br />

training philosophy and I can use all of my<br />

other training aids such as ‘Rock On Ruby’<br />

and work on core strength.<br />

Rock On Ruby is a training device<br />

developed by my trainer, Christopher<br />

Bartle, to help demonstrate to riders the<br />

influence the riders seat, position and<br />

balance has on the horse and how this<br />

directly correlates to the horse’s way of<br />

going and the quality of his jumping.<br />

It’s essentially a large see-saw with a<br />

mock horse body on one side and different<br />

weights at the other end. Riders put their<br />

own saddles on and then I adjust the<br />

weights and riders have to alter their centre<br />

of balance to compensate in order to keep<br />

Ruby balanced.<br />

The more weights I add, the harder the<br />

riders have to work to stay level and the<br />

heavier the weight, the more it mimics<br />

riding a strong horse. As the rider has to<br />

pull on the reins, the more the weights drag<br />

them down and riders then learn to use their<br />

bodies rather than their hands to keep Ruby<br />

balanced without fighting ‘the mouth’.<br />

As part of the training weekends we have<br />

group discussions where we cover a wide<br />

range of topics from bitting, saddle-fitting,<br />

cross-country course walking and so on. This<br />

is such a brilliant opportunity for riders to<br />

ask questions they would otherwise hesitate<br />

to ask and vital tips and tricks can be picked<br />

up in these un-mounted sessions.<br />

I have also been out and about helping some<br />

clients look for horses, which, as we all know,<br />

can be a challenging process! On paper<br />

horses look and sound great, but it is not<br />

until you actually get on them and see how<br />

they feel, that you will actually know if they<br />

are suitable or not.<br />

A big thing that has struck with me, and this<br />

must be especially true when parents are<br />

looking for a pony for their children, is that<br />

it’s not all about what it looks like.<br />

Obviously the horse needs to be pleasing<br />

to the eye but when similar horses are<br />

compared, the ultimate deciding factor<br />

should be how the horse makes the rider feel.<br />

It is no good having a beautifully schooled<br />

horse with movement and jump to die for if<br />

the rider doesn’t have the trust and belief in<br />

the horse to ride to their capabilities. It’s a<br />

bit like buying a dress because it looks good<br />

on the model – it may not necessarily suit<br />

you.<br />

Equally price doesn’t necessarily reflect<br />

value. If you buy a cheap ‘project’ horse but<br />

never manage to get out to a competition or<br />

if you do get to the competition but never do<br />

very well, this isn’t the best use of your time,<br />

effort and money. Spending more money<br />

on a horse with better training and that has<br />

been properly schooled and is generally<br />

better behaved, with more capability, will<br />

mean you are more likely to enjoy training,<br />

learning, and be more likely to succeed at<br />

competitions.<br />

They all pretty much cost the same to<br />

shoe, feed, worm, and look after so it is<br />

better to have a horse more suited to your<br />

requirements than one that you spend a<br />

lifetime ‘working on’ trying to reach the Holy<br />

Grail.<br />

Harriet offers lessons in all disciplines using<br />

the fantastic facilities at her yard based<br />

at Granary Hall, near York. She has also<br />

developed the HMB Super Syndicate to make<br />

owning an event horse an affordable way<br />

anyone can<br />

share the risks<br />

and rewards<br />

of horse<br />

ownership.<br />

For further<br />

information telephone Harriet on (07795)<br />

562745 or visit www.harriet-morrisbaumber.co.uk<br />

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feature<br />

An Introduction to<br />

Horse Riding with<br />

Confidence Scotland<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong> meets Jane Brindley<br />

Horse Riding with Confidence<br />

Scotland (HRWCS) was born in<br />

2004 but was a couple of years<br />

in gestation before that. I was<br />

studying Hypno-psychotherapy at the time,<br />

with a view to setting up in practice to help<br />

people overcome a wide variety of personal<br />

issues, and whilst studying I started applying<br />

the techniques I was learning to myself<br />

and my own riding and soon realised the<br />

potential these practices had to help riders<br />

overcome confidence issues. I was never a<br />

particularly confident rider and frequently<br />

heard others expressing their own difficulties<br />

in overcoming, or dealing with, anxiety whilst<br />

riding and so I realised that there were likely<br />

to be many riders who could benefit from<br />

what I was learning. I knew that I had noticed<br />

a huge change in how I felt about riding once<br />

I began to think about it in a more helpful<br />

way and use positive visualisation rather than<br />

allow my mind to conjure up all sorts of scary<br />

scenarios.<br />

I began with a simple advert in a free horse<br />

publication and was amazed with the number<br />

of riders, at all levels, who got in touch. These<br />

riders varied from those who were finding<br />

excuses not to ride because they were so<br />

worried about what might happen if they got<br />

on their horse, to riders who were regularly<br />

competing but felt that they weren’t achieving<br />

their goals, plus others who were struggling<br />

to recover mentally after a fall or accident.<br />

I saw my job primarily as helping<br />

them to regain an enjoyment of<br />

riding and to develop the mental strength<br />

they needed to overcome performance<br />

issues and to put any traumatic incidents<br />

behind them where they could learn from<br />

what happened but move on from it. Using a<br />

combination of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy,<br />

NLP, visualisation and mental rehearsal, riders<br />

are able to make powerful lasting changes<br />

which help them to achieve their goals.<br />

Over the years since setting up HRWCS the<br />

equestrian world has become much more<br />

aware of the psychological elements of horse<br />

riding and today there are many opportunities<br />

to attend confidence camps and clinics, as well<br />

as sport psychology talks and demonstrations.<br />

From a business point of view this has meant<br />

a lot more competition and a need for me to<br />

diversify and develop my business. This has<br />

been a challenge which I have enjoyed and<br />

through the use of social media and by making<br />

links with other equestrian professionals I<br />

have been able to expand the services which<br />

I offer.<br />

Initially I was a little hesitant about<br />

contacting other professionals with a view<br />

to working together but invariably I have<br />

had a positive response and through these<br />

collaborations have been able to reach a much<br />

larger number of riders. So now, in<br />

<strong>2018</strong>, I regularly speak to groups<br />

of riders about confident riding at<br />

a variety of camps, livery yards,<br />

riding clubs and pony clubs with<br />

lots in the diary already for this<br />

year. I work regularly with riding instructors<br />

and coaches to run workshops and day clinics<br />

where I can teach about the psychology of<br />

anxiety and help those attending learn ways to<br />

understand and deal with their anxieties and<br />

the riding coach can then run ridden sessions<br />

where the riders can put into practice what<br />

they have learned from me.<br />

So what does the future hold from HRWCS?<br />

Individual 1:1 sessions will always be the core<br />

of my work, as this is where a rider can really<br />

work on their own issues and concerns and<br />

therapy can be adapted to that person’s needs.<br />

I would like to see more collaborations with<br />

trainers, coaches and others in the equestrian<br />

industry and am always open to discussing<br />

possibilities for working together. To date,<br />

the majority of my work has been in Central<br />

Scotland, but I do enjoy travelling so am<br />

happy to work in other areas.<br />

For more information see<br />

www.horseridingwithconfidencescotland.co.uk<br />

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Spring Gear<br />

In the host of new styles of breeches and jackets<br />

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The key feature of the Klea Vario is the 7 beautiful<br />

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In sizes 6 – 20, with long fittings also available, the<br />

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summer whites, whilst delivering beautiful equestrian<br />

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The necklace looks fabulous worn as a standalone item,<br />

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For more information<br />

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5 horse<br />

care<br />

tips for<br />

spring<br />

Rachel Collinson is Store Manager at<br />

the Richmond branch of Millbry Hill,<br />

which offers a wide range of equestrian<br />

supplies. Here, she shares her top horse care<br />

tips for spring.<br />

Spring is almost upon us: there’ll soon be<br />

more hours of sunlight for you to enjoy in the<br />

saddle, and it won’t be long before show season<br />

starts up again. During the winter months,<br />

horses’ routines tend to be disturbed, and they<br />

spend less time outdoors. So, now is a great<br />

time to think about how you’re going to ensure<br />

your horse looks and feels its best throughout<br />

spring and summer.<br />

To help you out, I’m going to talk you<br />

through just some of the steps that you should<br />

incorporate into your spring care routine. Read<br />

on to learn more.<br />

ARRANGE A HEALTH CHECK<br />

Of course, you should check on your horse<br />

every day to spot any physical signs or changes<br />

in behaviour that indicate something is wrong.<br />

But, in spring, it’s a good idea to arrange a<br />

thorough health check and ensure you’re on top<br />

of everything. For example, you should make<br />

sure you’re up to date with worming. It’s also<br />

a good idea to start egg counts around <strong>March</strong><br />

time to determine what you might need to<br />

worm for.<br />

There are other health checks you’ll need<br />

to carry out. If your horse’s teeth haven’t been<br />

checked in the last 12 months, you should<br />

arrange for a dentist to visit. You also need to<br />

ensure that your horse’s vaccinations are up to<br />

date.<br />

Healthy Horse have a handy horse health<br />

checklist that can help you make sure you’re<br />

carrying out the right checks at the right time.<br />

They outline what needs to be monitored on a<br />

daily basis, as well as what checks you should<br />

arrange once a year.<br />

BUILD UP TO MORE STRENUOUS<br />

EXERCISE<br />

The amount of time you spend riding your<br />

horse is likely to decline in the winter months.<br />

So, when spring rolls around, it’s important you<br />

start slow and build their fitness up gradually.<br />

This will help to prevent injuries, and ensure<br />

that you aren’t putting unnecessary strain on<br />

your horse.<br />

While you’re trying to restore your horse’s<br />

fitness levels to what they were before winter,<br />

you should pay close attention to how they’re<br />

responding. If you have the slightest inkling<br />

they’re in pain, or they’re getting tired<br />

unusually quickly, you should stop immediately<br />

and reduce the amount of exercise they’re<br />

getting.<br />

It’s also important that you don’t mistaken<br />

their eagerness for fitness. Horses that have<br />

spent a lot of time indoors over the winter<br />

might be very excited to get outside, so<br />

may seem just as strong and capable as you<br />

remember. But, this doesn’t necessarily mean<br />

they’re in shape, and it’s unlikely they’ll be able<br />

to sustain this.<br />

MONITOR THEIR GRASS INTAKE<br />

If your horse has been stabled for the colder<br />

months, you should be very careful when<br />

turning them back out. Spring grass is<br />

especially rich in sugar, so eating too much<br />

can trigger laminitis in horses and ponies that<br />

are prone to the condition. But, for any horse,<br />

a sudden change in diet can cause digestive<br />

problems and colic. As a result, if you have<br />

horses or ponies that tend to overeat, using a<br />

grazing muzzle might be a good idea.<br />

REVIEW THEIR DIET<br />

When your horse starts to spend more time<br />

outside and begins to get more exercise, it’s<br />

wise to review your feeding programme to<br />

ensure they’re getting all of the nutrients they<br />

need to maintain their peak condition.<br />

If you’re bringing your horse back into work,<br />

it’s likely that their nutrient requirements will<br />

increase. But, native types and good-doers<br />

might need to have their calories restricted in<br />

response to them being released into richer<br />

pastures. In this situation, low calorie balancers<br />

are great for overweight or lami-prone horses<br />

and ponies, as they’ll help you to meet the<br />

necessary requirements without the extra<br />

calories.<br />

MANAGE THE MOULT<br />

Every horse owner knows that spring means<br />

shedding! Specialist de-shedding tools, such as<br />

those from EquiGroomer, are perfect for getting<br />

rid of the dead coat during moulting season,<br />

and topical applications like Leovet No Rub can<br />

be very helpful if your horse starts to itch or<br />

develops a build-up of dandruff. They can even<br />

help with regrowth.<br />

Don’t forget that you need to be keeping an<br />

eye on your horse’s hooves, too. They tend to<br />

grow more slowly during the colder months,<br />

and this will accelerate during spring and<br />

summer. The change in growth pattern, as well<br />

as the fact that your horse will be dealing with<br />

different ground conditions, could result in<br />

their hooves becoming dry and cracked. So, you<br />

should invest in a high-quality hoof oil to help<br />

prevent this from happening.<br />

Taking these tips on board will help you to<br />

ensure your horse remains happy and healthy<br />

throughout summer. You’ll be able to make<br />

sure that they aren’t suffering from any major<br />

health problems and help them to regain their<br />

pre-winter fitness levels. So, when it comes to<br />

riding them and taking them along to horse<br />

shows, they’ll perform at their best.<br />

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ural life<br />

Le Jabot & Stock<br />

Co. brings style<br />

to the Vale of<br />

Belvoir<br />

As a young woman, Jane<br />

Hemmings managed to build<br />

an enviable reputation for<br />

producing show cobs and<br />

hunters, Grigio Fumo amongst others.<br />

Her ability to spot potential champion<br />

show horses and then work tirelessly<br />

to improve, nurture and bring on, gave<br />

her great satisfaction and professional<br />

recognition amongst her peers.<br />

In the spring of 2010 Jane set up Le<br />

Jabot & Stock Co. originally working<br />

from her Derbyshire home based studio<br />

and more recently in the beautiful and<br />

inspirational Vale of Belvoir, Jane is<br />

responsible for designing and creating,<br />

stunning 100% British wool tweed<br />

capes, jabots, neck scarves and bespoke<br />

head wear that utilises vintage and<br />

locally sourced fur and game feather<br />

brooches for discerning clientele across<br />

the hunting, shooting and equine<br />

fraternity. Not only in this country but<br />

also all over the world.<br />

Success came through a great deal<br />

of hard work and determination on<br />

Jane’s part, resulting in awards for the<br />

fashion sector of the Rural Business<br />

Awards and the British <strong>Equestrian</strong> Trade<br />

Association for innovation in country<br />

fashion. Jane quickly identified and<br />

began working with producers of quality<br />

fabrics and materials based throughout<br />

the UK, designing and making by hand,<br />

unique and exquisite quality couture<br />

fashion products for her loyal and ever<br />

expanding customer base.<br />

Le Jabot & Stock Co. strive to design<br />

and make uniquely different, country<br />

fashion apparel and complimentary<br />

accessories that are limited in quantity<br />

to protect accessibility but maximum<br />

in quality of materials. We are proud<br />

to use some the best quality tweed<br />

fabric’s available, luxurious<br />

linings that compliment and<br />

become synonymous with our<br />

reputation for quality and detail.<br />

Locally sourced leather wear and<br />

real fur products, which are made as<br />

detachable accessories add warmth<br />

and a deluxe, distinctive difference<br />

to anything else on the market. Jane<br />

has built an enviable reputation for<br />

excellent customer care, dealing with<br />

her customer client base directly,<br />

developing a warm and lasting<br />

relationship with her loyal customer<br />

base. Le Jabot & Stock Co. has a rapidly<br />

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huge response to comments when new<br />

products are shared with her fan base<br />

Le Jabot and Stock Co. ethos and<br />

direction is to continue to create<br />

and make individual couture country<br />

clothing and accessories that promote<br />

the very best of British design and<br />

manufacture. Jane is currently working<br />

closely with the Duchess of Rutland<br />

and her team, designing and producing<br />

a Duchess Collection that will be<br />

only available to purchase from the<br />

exciting new Belvoir Castle Engine Yard<br />

Retail Park due to open in late Spring.<br />

Our aim is to strive for originality<br />

and remain the leader in the field of<br />

unique coordinated tweed, feather<br />

and fur capes, neck wear and bespoke<br />

headpieces. To continue to grow our<br />

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that will compliment and enhance our<br />

exciting range of products.<br />

For more information or to view<br />

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fashion<br />

Country and Stable<br />

top 10 picks<br />

Looking the part when out with your horse or<br />

dog at events or social occasions is important<br />

and so Country and Stable give you their top 10<br />

tips for the coming Spring season ahead.<br />

www.countryandstable.co.uk<br />

Jack Murphy Ladies Leona Tweed Gilet £119.95<br />

Ideal for the warmer months, the Jack Murphy Ladies Leona Tweed Gilet is<br />

made from a lightweight wool and poly mix, with stretch for the perfect fit.<br />

This pretty women’s vest can be worn two ways and is lined with a paisley print.<br />

Moleskin trims on the collar and pockets give this gilet a distinctive look, whilst<br />

fabric coated buttons and fringe broach finish this classic country layering piece.<br />

Available in Vintage Blue.<br />

• 69% Wool, 30% Polyester, 1% Elastane, Lightweight, Paisley print lining,<br />

Fringe broach, Moleskin trims and Fabric coated buttons<br />

Jack Murphy Rabbit Umbrella £19.95<br />

Smile on a rainy day with the Jack Murphy Rabbit Umbrella, in<br />

Navy and Pink Flower print. Made from 100% polyester, this<br />

umbrella will protect you from the bad weather. Available in<br />

Navy & Pink Flower.<br />

• 100% Polyester<br />

Barbour Men’s Max Shirt Blue £59.95<br />

If you’re after a long-sleeve and simple spring/summer shirt<br />

then the Barbour Mens Max Shirt is perfect. A tattersall<br />

gentleman’s shirt made from 100% cotton will definitely<br />

keep you feeling cool this season. A brush finish with a<br />

button-down collar and pocket to the chest, simple and<br />

gentleman friendly. Available in Blue.<br />

• 100% Cotton, Brush finish with oxford weave, Barbour<br />

navy flag label, Tailored fit and Machine washable at 30°C<br />

Toggi Ladies Delray Sleeveless<br />

Technical Top £34.95<br />

Toggi Ladies Delray Sleeveless Technical<br />

Top, a stylish and breathable alternative<br />

show top made from sleek stretch fabric.<br />

It features a classy mesh panelling and<br />

a practical zip neck. A piece that will<br />

look both great in or out of the saddle.<br />

Available in Cornflower Blue.<br />

• Stretch Polyester, Breathable, Mesh<br />

panelling and Practical zip neck<br />

Barbour Ladies Elsdon Tee Grey £24.95<br />

Barbour Ladies Elsdon Tee with a flattering woven<br />

check design in an everyday regular fit style. The flap<br />

opening pockets make this shirt subtly different from<br />

the rest. Available in Green Check.<br />

• 100% Cotton, Soft cotton check, Slim metal ID bar at<br />

the back of the neck, Wash at 40°C and Back length:<br />

26.25-27.5in/66.7-70.2cm<br />

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Barbour Ladies Moorfoot Shirt White £69.95<br />

Barbour Ladies Moorfoot Shirt, new to this season, the shirt has a<br />

touch of luxury with the super soft feel against the skin. Available<br />

in two cute prints, fox terrier and multi-coloured pheasant. This<br />

shirt is a key item to your country collection this season. Teamed<br />

with blue jeans and a Barbour quilt jacket, this would make the<br />

perfect outfit for a day out.<br />

• 51% Cotton, 49% Viscose, Soft drape fabric,<br />

Slim metal ID Barand Gentle wash at 30°C<br />

Jack Murphy Ladies<br />

Melody Tweed Jacket<br />

£159.95<br />

Designed in a lightweight tweed,<br />

the Jack Murphy Ladies Melody<br />

Tweed Jacket is perfect for summer.<br />

The inner lining is made of a beautiful<br />

paisley print, with moleskin<br />

trims on collar, cuffs, pockets with<br />

moleskin inserts at the back. Made<br />

with a wool and poly mix, this<br />

pretty fitted women’s jacket also<br />

features fabric coated buttons and a<br />

fringe broach. Available in Summer<br />

Plum, Summer Navy or Summer<br />

Green.<br />

• 69% Wool, 30% Poly, 1% Elastane,<br />

Paisley printed lining, Lightweight,<br />

Moleskin trims and Fabric coated<br />

buttons<br />

HV Polo Ladies<br />

Joceline Full<br />

Seat Breech<br />

£79.95<br />

Designed with a silicone<br />

full seat, the HV Polo<br />

Ladies Joceline Full Seat<br />

Silicone Riding Breech<br />

will provide exceptional<br />

grip when you’re in<br />

the saddle. Designed<br />

with four way stretch<br />

for ultimate freedom<br />

of movement, pretty<br />

embroidery detail and<br />

flower printed piping<br />

at the pockets, these<br />

feminine women’s riding<br />

breeches are perfect<br />

for spring and summer.<br />

Available in Grey.<br />

• Poly / Viscose - 4<br />

way stretch, Full seat,<br />

Silicone grip and<br />

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HV Polo Ladies Silana T Shirt<br />

£28.95<br />

The HV Polo Ladies Silana T-Shirt, a crisp white<br />

tee that’s ideal for wearing casually or on the<br />

yard. Designed in an equestrian floral print with<br />

a scoop neck and a stretch fit, this flattering<br />

women’s t-shirt is a must have for spring and<br />

summer. Available in Optical White.<br />

• 95% Cotton / 5% Lycra jersey, 180 gsm, Scoop<br />

neck, Floral horse print<br />

Horseware<br />

Ladies Riding<br />

Tights £51.95<br />

The Horseware Ladies<br />

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for any equestrian rider.<br />

Designed with durability<br />

and maximum comfort<br />

in mind, these micro-fibre<br />

knee patch tights<br />

keep your belongings<br />

safe with added side<br />

pockets and ensure a<br />

snug fit to your waist<br />

with a self-fabric band.<br />

Anti-bacterial, moisture<br />

wicking properties give<br />

these simple womens<br />

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micro-fibre knee patches, Mobile phone side pockets,<br />

Self-fabric waistband , Reflective logo detailing and<br />

UPF 30 Sun Protection<br />

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native life<br />

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a pelleted multisupplement<br />

designed<br />

to provide 5-way nutritional<br />

support for those prone to,<br />

being treated for, or recovering<br />

from laminitis. AntiLam is<br />

used and recommended by<br />

nutritionists, vets and farriers.<br />

Most overweight ponies, and<br />

some overweight horses, are<br />

susceptible to laminitis.<br />

AntiLam is a brilliant<br />

formulation combining several<br />

supplements with a high-fibre,<br />

very low-calorie carrier to make<br />

it palatable. The formula is very<br />

low in sugar and starch and<br />

cereal-grain-free, making it<br />

‘Non-Heating.’<br />

Long-term trials at Middle Park<br />

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shown that horses and ponies<br />

on restricted/poor grazing do<br />

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AntiLam. It can also be used<br />

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weight loss is<br />

required.<br />

This unique<br />

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AntiLam should<br />

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Chelated sources<br />

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zinc are included<br />

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these nutrients also promote<br />

supple skin and a shiny coat.<br />

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• Additional MOS (mannan<br />

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• A top spec broad-spectrum<br />

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native life<br />

Miniature Shetland, is<br />

Angel by name and<br />

Angel by nature. Due<br />

to no facilities, her owner, Tracey<br />

had to move her for a short<br />

period. Angel was temporarily<br />

turned out with two Viatnamese<br />

pot-bellied pigs and a goat as<br />

company.<br />

They all got on really well and<br />

Angel developed a special<br />

relationship with one of the pigs<br />

called Stanley.<br />

One day, Stanley managed (as<br />

pigs do) to escape out of his<br />

enclosure and had got into a field<br />

of cows with their calves. The<br />

cows took exception to this and<br />

trapped Stanley and he was in<br />

terrible danger. Angel, panicked<br />

by what was happening to her<br />

friend and standing at only 31”<br />

tall, charged the fencing that had<br />

been keeping her in, damaging<br />

herself in the process, and<br />

galloped up to the owners house,<br />

whinnying and calling to get the<br />

owners attention.<br />

She came out the house and<br />

Angel set back of at high speed<br />

back down to the field, where the<br />

Owner found Stanley bruised and<br />

battered. Having a mobile phone<br />

on her, she managed to call for<br />

help but had it not been for<br />

Angel, matters would have been<br />

considerably worse.<br />

When Angel is not saving pigs, she<br />

is very successful in the showring,<br />

so clearly not just a pretty face.<br />

Tracey organised a sponsored ride<br />

in <strong>March</strong> 2015 for a young girl<br />

called Abbi Longfellow who has a<br />

rare kidney disease, her family is<br />

supported by a UK charity called<br />

MPGN/DDD, Abbi is waiting for<br />

a kidney transplant along with<br />

thousands of other people. They<br />

did a seven-mile ride and raised<br />

well over £1000 for the charity,<br />

needless to say Angel was the<br />

mascot and loved by everyone.<br />

Inverness based Katie Common has<br />

a busy season planned with her four<br />

main rides. She will be riding two<br />

Connemaras; Ernevalley Bricin in his second<br />

season in the show ring and the class 1 stallion Cahanaghs<br />

Golden Boy in his first, both 7 year olds. She also rides<br />

Nantwood Soloman who was champion at the Royal Welsh in<br />

2016 and Coednewydd Quantam Leap, a 7 year old stallion who<br />

not only shows but will also be starting workers this season<br />

as well as qualifying for the British Dressage regionals. Katie<br />

works in the family saddlers and is a qualified Saddle Fitter and<br />

says her aims this year are “to qualify for HOYS but also to just<br />

have some fun with my ponies.” She also says she couldn’t do it<br />

without her amazing sister Vicky.<br />

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VETERAN LIFE<br />

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Veteran horse stories and<br />

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veteran life<br />

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veteran life<br />

Give ‘em the<br />

old Razzle<br />

Dazzle!<br />

Springfieldpark Razzle was<br />

certainly a legend in the show<br />

ring; with Natasha Taylor he<br />

won RIHS and HOYS at just seven<br />

years old, on very low mileage and<br />

then with Katy Seedhouse, he went<br />

on to be one of the most consistent<br />

mountain and moorland working<br />

hunter ponies around, winning<br />

HOYS again as an 9 year old. He<br />

jumped in a simple snaffle bridle, he<br />

consistently scored 9/10 for manners<br />

and he always had a smile on his<br />

face.<br />

He wasn’t always straightforward<br />

though. Katy described him as “a<br />

little fire breathing at times. He was<br />

very vocal and squealed like a pig!”<br />

He lost a few classes by not standing<br />

still when the crowd cheered and<br />

always made his presence felt. “We<br />

had to keep him mega fit to jump the<br />

big classes. He was always super safe,<br />

just loud!”<br />

When Katy qualified as a lawyer and<br />

the class heights changed, it seemed<br />

time for him to hang up his showing<br />

bridle. “He had nothing left to prove.<br />

A friend was having a bit of a tough<br />

time so he went on loan to her for a<br />

year. She loved him and he helped<br />

her get her smile back.”<br />

After that, Joel Higham, an 10 year<br />

old boy who always loved Razzle,<br />

took over and in a year took him<br />

from a novice to a mad keen rider.<br />

Razzle mellowed into his new career<br />

and became the pony that even Joel’s<br />

tiny little sister was able to lead<br />

around.<br />

Then came Grace Webster, so scared<br />

that she wouldn’t even jump him<br />

when she came to try him and then<br />

within 3 weeks she was popping a<br />

50cm course with a smile on her<br />

face.<br />

“Just because you aren’t jumping<br />

the biggest, hardest, most expensive<br />

ABOVE LEFT: With<br />

Grace at a Pony Club<br />

Championships<br />

ABOVE RIGHT:<br />

With Grace playing<br />

horseball at an East<br />

Cheshire Pony Club rally<br />

ABOVE : With Joel Higham<br />

BELOW: With new jockey<br />

Eva Gould and family<br />

courses, it doesn’t mean you aren’t<br />

successful. Sometimes it’s not<br />

about how big the jumps are but<br />

how safe and happy the child is.”<br />

Says Katy, adding “At 19, he would<br />

still be capable of holding his own<br />

in a HOYS qualifier but he is so<br />

happy with what he is doing. Mum<br />

and I get as much joy seeing him be<br />

a PC superstar than we did winning<br />

HOYS.”<br />

He has is a regular at pony club<br />

camps and on the teams and with<br />

Grace was part of the winning<br />

Musical Ride team at the pony club<br />

championships in 2016, complete<br />

with top hat and loving every<br />

minute of it. And now is the turn of<br />

Eva Gould.<br />

He certainly hasn’t lost his Razzle<br />

dazzle and always thinks a crowd is<br />

there just for him....even hacking<br />

past a bus stop!<br />

As told to How Very Daisy<br />

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Xanthe de Wesselow riding Baramona Lass<br />

Meet Sisters,<br />

Bernadette<br />

and Maria<br />

McElhinney<br />

Sisters from Fife with one very special pony<br />

and a love for WHP classes. Bernadette (15)<br />

has been lucky enough to ride Synod Leuan<br />

for the last few seasons with great success<br />

including being champion at Blair and 2nd at<br />

Hickstead in 2016.<br />

Her sister, Maria (13) is now taking the reins<br />

of the fantastic 10 year old welsh section C<br />

and is hoping to qualify for Hickstead in both<br />

the M&M and plaited workers. Described<br />

as a “pony of a lifetime” and “a very special<br />

person”, the girls are not shy to travel over 8<br />

hours to compete at qualifying shows.<br />

This year, Bernadette will be riding Waxwing<br />

Ragamuffin to contend the open tracks as<br />

well as her new novice Connemara, Paddy.<br />

As told to Daisy Smith<br />

Baramona<br />

Lass and<br />

Xanthe<br />

becoming<br />

a dream<br />

team<br />

Fifteen year old Xanthe<br />

de Wesselow initially had<br />

great success in the working<br />

hunter pony realms but is<br />

now concentrating on Pony<br />

Trials. This year, she will be<br />

competing with Baramona<br />

Lass and Golden Chance<br />

Remark as well as the 15<br />

hander she was 8th at HOYS<br />

on last year, Darling Surekan.<br />

Baramona Lass came to<br />

Xanthe two years ago and<br />

they are becoming a strong<br />

team. Golden Chance Remark<br />

is co-owned by Xanthe’s<br />

mother Laura and Helen<br />

Bell and arrived last June.<br />

She would like to get on the<br />

development squad for the GB<br />

pony teams and to represent<br />

the northern area again in the<br />

CC1* at Frickley Park under 18<br />

championships.<br />

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PHOTO COURTESY OF GROSSICK PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Avanti Amourous<br />

Archie and Morven<br />

After giving up life as a self employed riding instructor, Morven<br />

is now working full time in the construction industry. “I had<br />

to think about the grown up stuff; mortgages and pensions.”<br />

Based in Kilmacolm, a village near Glasgow, this year, she will be<br />

juggling a full time job alongside her two horses, commenting<br />

that thankfully the company is supportive of employees outside<br />

interests. She rides Jac d’Hiane, a chestnut gelding who competes<br />

at BE90 and is hoping to move up to BE100 with “slightly more<br />

success than last year.” She also has a 2 year old mare, Balshagrays<br />

Avanti who, after a successful showing debut last year, she is<br />

hoping to take to the Royal Highland this year for the inhand<br />

sports horse class. The mare is by the successful Irish Draught<br />

Stallion, Avanti Amourous Archie and Morven hopes she will<br />

“flourish into a event horse for the future.”<br />

As told to Daisy Smith<br />

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Championship<br />

SHOWS <strong>2018</strong><br />

The <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong><br />

Winter Show<br />

Oakridge Arena,<br />

Collingham, Newark,<br />

Notts NG23 7NZ<br />

Sunday<br />

22nd April<br />

<strong>2018</strong><br />

Open to ALL Amateur,<br />

Home-Produced Combinations<br />

Competitors who have qualified<br />

or competed at Horse of the Year<br />

Show, Royal International and<br />

Olympia are eligible to compete<br />

A range of ridden and in-hand<br />

classes, all indoor on surface,<br />

good classes for Novices and new<br />

season combinations.<br />

The schedule is available<br />

to download at www.<br />

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entries are open both online and<br />

postal.<br />

Pre entry is £10 per class and<br />

entries on the day are £15 per<br />

class, plus £3 first aid.<br />

The <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong> Summer Showing<br />

and Working Hunter Championships<br />

Oakridge Arena, Collingham,<br />

Newark, Notts NG23 7NZ<br />

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Sunday<br />

2nd<br />

September<br />

<strong>2018</strong><br />

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No pre-qualification<br />

Open to ALL Amateur, Home-Produced<br />

Combinations<br />

Competitors who have qualified or<br />

competed at Horse of the Year Show, Royal<br />

International and Olympia are eligible to<br />

compete<br />

A wide range of classes on surface and grass,<br />

including a beautiful working hunter course<br />

Indoor evening performance for all sections<br />

Ample parking, stabling and camping<br />

available<br />

Great restaurant and spectator viewing<br />

Pre entry £10 per class and £15 on the day<br />

plus £3 first aid<br />

Schedule available soon and can be<br />

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AND REPORTS<br />

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Vale View<br />

Arena Eventing<br />

Stephanie<br />

Germany - Kao<br />

1st 90cm<br />

Bobby Marlow<br />

- Spring Violet<br />

3rd 70cm<br />

Jade England - Gloster Boy 2nd 1m<br />

Issy Agar Robe Mac 3rd 1m<br />

Kate Moss - Hopes & Dreams 1st 1m<br />

Nicki Grayson - Henry 3rd 90cm<br />

Amber Hollingsworth - Tatterstall Romeo 2nd 70cm<br />

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Sarah Kyle-Ferguson - Flypast Mary Rose 2nd 80cm<br />

Sarah Hellyer - Ace High 1st 80cm<br />

Issy Agar - Robe Mace 2nd 90cm<br />

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local events and reports<br />

The Non<br />

Ridden<br />

Equine<br />

Event<br />

12 May <strong>2018</strong> at Morton<br />

Morrell College, Warwick,<br />

Warwickshire.<br />

Vicki and Steve Yates and Kez by Catherine Slade<br />

The Non Ridden Equine Association<br />

UK is proud to launch its first<br />

practical event. We welcome all,<br />

owners of non ridden equines,<br />

people who choose not to ride and riders.<br />

All the practical demonstrations are of<br />

huge benefit to all equines non-ridden and<br />

ridden. So if you are looking for inspiration<br />

and ideas to do with your horse that are<br />

not about riding then this event is for you.<br />

Top professionals will be sharing their<br />

knowledge and insights. There will be<br />

demonstrations, practical lessons, talks and<br />

opportunities to ask questions.<br />

PRESENTERS SHOWCASING<br />

Vicki Jayne Yates BA Hons. Horsemanship<br />

Practitioner, Reiki Healer, Artist, Author<br />

and Founder of the Non Ridden Equine<br />

Association UK. Vicki will open the event<br />

with an introduction. Her opening session<br />

will also include a talk on all the many<br />

activities you can enjoy without riding.<br />

And during the day she will provide an<br />

Introduction to Positive Reinforcement<br />

session so you will have the insights,<br />

knowledge and skills to take away to<br />

embed positive reinforcement into your<br />

interactions with your horse.<br />

Yvonne Goulding and Victoria Share<br />

from Equi-Ability. Introduction to in-hand<br />

expression phase of equi-ability. Focussing<br />

on how connected horse and handler are,<br />

the subtlety of the communications, and<br />

how to adjust body shape and energy to<br />

improve connection.<br />

Dina Shale from The Way of The Horse.<br />

The benefits of retired and non ridden<br />

equines and how they can assist people<br />

with mental health issues.<br />

Carol Robertson PhD. The science behind<br />

the horse as healer: Introducing Equine-<br />

Assisted Psychosensory Processes. Some<br />

people describe how being with horses<br />

heals them, and how they feel that a horse<br />

is their therapist. Others would love to have<br />

the same experience, but don’t quite know<br />

how to develop or maintain this kind of<br />

relationship.<br />

Tamzin Furtado from Liverpool<br />

University. How to succeed when the<br />

grass is always greener: practical weight<br />

management for the non-ridden horse.<br />

This practical, participatory talk will<br />

introduce owners to new ideas about equine<br />

weight management strategies which can<br />

be applied to different settings, and are<br />

specifically aimed at non-ridden horses.<br />

The focus is on assisting owners to think<br />

about weight management which will<br />

promote quality time with their horse, and<br />

will focus on enrichment activities and<br />

equine welfare.<br />

Robyn Harris. Feel Your Way from Stress<br />

into ‘Flow’ workshop that looks at how and<br />

where we feel and hold stress.<br />

Tracey Pettipher. No Foot No Horse.<br />

Tracey is an Equine Podiatrist. Equine<br />

Podiatry is the study of the equine foot<br />

and everything that affects its function<br />

and usability. It is a holistic, science-based<br />

approach to caring for your horse’s feet<br />

without the use of traditional metal shoes.<br />

Sue Carr. The Jigsaw Way: The talk<br />

will showcase the approach that the<br />

charity takes to the assessment and care<br />

of its equine residents, the roles that the<br />

different equine characters play and how<br />

the team who cares for them functions.<br />

Kathryn Welland. Physiotheraphy is<br />

not just for working and ridden equines.<br />

Physiotherapy is all about enhancing<br />

quality of life and maximising performance<br />

no matter at what level.Kathryn will share<br />

her knoweldge and insights and give you<br />

ideas to take away for non ridden equines.<br />

Fiona Varian. Factors Influencing<br />

Movement and Balance. Fiona will<br />

showcase how factors influencing how an<br />

equine (or human) body comes into the<br />

balance they are currently in, and what we<br />

can do about them.<br />

Martha Lindsell. Feel - from the Horse’s<br />

Perspective. Horses offer us a huge amount<br />

of information about the feel we offer them,<br />

but it can takes years of working with many<br />

different horses to recognise what the<br />

horse is telling us, understand the nuances<br />

and, in turn, know how respond to keep<br />

communication elastic and clear for the<br />

horse.<br />

Andrew Hepburn. Training Your Horse<br />

from the Ground Up. Would you like<br />

to improve your horse’s performance,<br />

way of going, muscle tone, manners,<br />

self-confidence, suppleness….the list<br />

really is endless. Opening the lines<br />

of communication between you and<br />

your horse to help unlock the secrets<br />

to improvement one step at a time. No<br />

magic, no gimmicks or toys, this simple to<br />

understand training method is aimed at<br />

every single horse and owner wanting to<br />

achieve just a little bit more.<br />

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training<br />

Schooling<br />

your<br />

young<br />

horse<br />

SUE WESTWOOD, HORSE AND DOG PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.HORSEPHOTOGRAPHERUK.CO.UK<br />

By Joanne Shaw<br />

Young horses – it can be such an<br />

honour, as a rider, to be one of<br />

the first people a young horse<br />

gets to work with. However,<br />

when they are wobbling up the long side<br />

and struggling to stay in a rhythm, you<br />

begin to feel like you’re riding an eel.<br />

Here are some guidelines, to help you, as<br />

a rider, help your horse gain confidence in<br />

his abilities.<br />

1<br />

SAFETY & TRUST<br />

Even if you feel your young horse is<br />

calm and sensible, you must always<br />

wear gloves, a hat and body protector, as<br />

any young horse could easily be spooked<br />

and can be very unpredictable.<br />

It is important that a young horse trusts<br />

you, so treat him with respect, reward<br />

him when he does well and build up his<br />

confidence by introducing new tasks<br />

slowly. Young horses are usually very<br />

weak and get tired easily. Therefore, they<br />

are not strong enough for long sessions.<br />

Make sure you keep the horse’s fitness<br />

and ability in mind to prevent any strains.<br />

Make sure the horse has plenty of breaks,<br />

stretches before and after training and<br />

that lessons are kept short. Also make sure<br />

lessons are regular and not just once every<br />

now and then. But always remember,<br />

make sure you finish sessions on a good<br />

note, even if you work on something<br />

and it’s achieved in a lot less time than<br />

expected. Remember it’s the quality of the<br />

work rather than the quantity.<br />

2<br />

Ensure tack fits:<br />

I often hear of people using cheap or<br />

older saddles on young horses as people<br />

don’t want to pay if they get damaged or if the<br />

horse, inevitably, changes shape. However, this<br />

can cause numerous problems and can lead to<br />

the horse being in pain or discomfort. This can<br />

also then have an effect on the training, as they<br />

can relate tack to being in pain and therefore,<br />

not want to be tacked up. Make sure you have a<br />

professional saddle fitter to check your tack.<br />

3<br />

Thinking forward<br />

always make sure your horse is<br />

moving forward with impulsion<br />

and be quick to react if they fall behind<br />

your leg. The use of the voice can help.<br />

Make sure you resist the temptation<br />

of holding onto the horse’s mouth in<br />

the anticipation that your horse may<br />

misbehave as this will make the horse drop<br />

behind the leg. To prevent you from doing<br />

this, ride with a neck strap to offer yourself<br />

more security.<br />

4<br />

Straightness<br />

if you have ridden a<br />

young or green horse<br />

before you will notice when you<br />

ride them they can feel wiggly.<br />

Firstly, your horse cannot be<br />

straight if you’re not straight. Ask<br />

someone on the ground to check<br />

that you are putting equal weight<br />

and length in both stirrups and<br />

reins, or if you are lucky enough<br />

to have arena mirrors, you can use<br />

these to check.<br />

A good tip is to ride in walk with<br />

your eyes closed. A feel whether<br />

your horses hind hoof prints are<br />

following his front hoof prints.<br />

The likelihood is that you will feel<br />

his quarters swing to one side. If<br />

this is the case, correct the front<br />

end to bring it back in line. For<br />

example if he has his quarters to<br />

the right you would need to bring<br />

his forehand to the right.<br />

Try and think of your horse as a<br />

train with carriages and aim for<br />

him to stay on the tracks.<br />

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5<br />

Balance<br />

most riders try to balance the horse on<br />

the hand/rein rather than the seat and<br />

leg. This can result in the horse holding<br />

or grabbing the contact and being unable<br />

to relax through his back and prevent them<br />

from using themselves correctly. At no<br />

point should you begin to shorten him<br />

or force him into a frame. If he is to<br />

develop correctly he must learn<br />

the balance and carry<br />

himself.<br />

6 Transitions<br />

Transitions are a good tool to use when training horses that<br />

aren’t responsive to the aids, but I have found that if too<br />

many are incorporated into the early stages with a sharper horse,<br />

he can tend to shorten the stride and get tense, rather than moving<br />

forward in a relaxed and loose rhythm. I believe that it’s best to work<br />

with a chosen gait for a few minutes to allow him to become confident<br />

in his balance and rhythm, rather than changing gaits too often.<br />

8<br />

Focus on the basics<br />

a horse’s early stages are the<br />

foundations for what he will achieve<br />

later on in his career, so it’s important to<br />

get things right and not to rush. Whilst<br />

most of you would be keen to get him out to<br />

competitions, it is much wiser to spend more<br />

time in the arena putting the basics into<br />

place.<br />

7<br />

Leg Yielding<br />

teaching your horse to<br />

yield to the leg, helps<br />

put in the correct foundations<br />

for any discipline. In his ridden<br />

career, leg yielding will most<br />

certainly need to be used.<br />

9<br />

Many factors<br />

will influence<br />

how quickly<br />

a horse progresses,<br />

such as age, breed,<br />

build, conformation,<br />

his upbringing etc.<br />

so always remember<br />

that even if you<br />

horse is at the ideal<br />

age to start, he may<br />

not be physically or<br />

mentally ready to<br />

begin heavy training.<br />

Never push a horse<br />

to things he isn’t<br />

ready for.<br />

Do this and, in time,<br />

you will reap the<br />

rewards. If you make<br />

short cuts it will have<br />

a negative impact in<br />

the future.<br />

DO:<br />

TOP DO’S<br />

& DONT’S<br />

Take your time,<br />

Have assistants with you<br />

Wear protective safety<br />

equipment<br />

Keep lessons short and<br />

finish on a good note.<br />

DON’T<br />

Rush<br />

Battle with the horse.<br />

Don’t use gadgets<br />

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local events and reports<br />

Patrington Show<br />

18th Feb <strong>2018</strong><br />

PHOTOS COURTESY OF EMMELLEFF<br />

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YOUR EVENTS CALENDAR FOR THE MONTH AHEAD<br />

diary<br />

Thursday 1st <strong>March</strong><br />

Combined Training<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Friday 2nd <strong>March</strong><br />

British Showjumping<br />

Development Classic<br />

Bishop Burton College<br />

www.bishopburton.ac.uk<br />

01964 553087<br />

Evening Maxi Jumping<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Pony Friday Night Show Jumping<br />

Golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.goldenvalleyequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01773604520<br />

Novice and Nervous Evening<br />

Jumping<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre &<br />

Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Saturday 3rd <strong>March</strong><br />

British Showjumping Small Pony<br />

Premier<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com<br />

01476 591 569<br />

BHS Notts Equine Table Top Tack Sale<br />

The John Godber Centre,, Ogle St,,<br />

Hucknall,, Nottingham<br />

www.horse-events.co.uk/horse-events/<br />

bhs-nottinghamshire-table-top-sale/<br />

0115 963 3684<br />

British Showjumping Development<br />

Classic<br />

Bishop Burton College<br />

www.bishopburton.ac.uk<br />

01964 553087<br />

Ride for Research Dressage<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

British Dressage<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

British Eventing<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

Minimus SJ for All Ages<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

BD Club Quest<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Senior British Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 4th <strong>March</strong><br />

British Showjumping Small Pony<br />

Premier<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com<br />

01476 591 569<br />

British Showjumping Development<br />

Classic<br />

Bishop Burton College<br />

www.bishopburton.ac.uk<br />

01964 553087<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Unaffiliated Eventer Trial<br />

Derby College <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.derby-college.ac.uk<br />

07970 726830<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

Winter League Dressage Final<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com<br />

07791934738 or 07867360201<br />

British Eventing<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

Trec Obstacle Training<br />

Evie O’keeffe Trec Trainer, Raw Equine<br />

www.trec-training.uk<br />

07939471564<br />

Winter Dressage Competition<br />

Friars Hill Stables<br />

www.friarshillridingstables.co.uk<br />

01751432758<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping<br />

Golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.goldenvalleyequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01773604520<br />

Unaffiliated Afternoon<br />

Showjumping<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

British Dressage Quest Club<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Combined Training<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

British Show Jumping Junior<br />

Harrogate Riding Centre<br />

www.harrogateridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423871894<br />

Veteran and Young Horse<br />

Unaffiliated Dresssage<br />

Competition<br />

Jodhpurs Riding Centre<br />

wwwjodhpursridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423 358645/ mob 07913354071<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

07827291115<br />

Bs Senior Showjumping<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre &<br />

Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Inhand and Ridden Showing Show<br />

Northern Racing college, Northern<br />

Racing College<br />

www.northernracingcollege.com<br />

01302 816006<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and<br />

Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and<br />

Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

High Paradise Ride (Waiting List)<br />

Grade 2<br />

Ride Yorkshire Foundation<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org<br />

07583 451825 / 07570 112010<br />

Sport Endurance Rother<br />

Valley Ride<br />

Sport Endurance Peak and Forest Group<br />

www.sportendurance.co.uk/Events/<br />

Ride-Events/Rother-Valley-<strong>2018</strong>.aspx<br />

01283 810011<br />

British Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

British Dressage Quest Club<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping<br />

West Yorkshire Horseplay<br />

www.wyhp.co.uk<br />

07946892713<br />

Dressage<br />

York and District Riding Club<br />

www.ydrc.co.uk<br />

Monday 5th <strong>March</strong><br />

Ian Brown Clinic<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Tuesday 6th <strong>March</strong><br />

British Showjumping<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com<br />

01476 591 569<br />

Steph Cooper Dressage Clinic<br />

Bishop Burton College<br />

www.bishopburton.ac.uk<br />

01964 553087<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Wednesday 7th <strong>March</strong><br />

Tori Peters Dressage Clinic<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre &<br />

Saddlery 7HA<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

BSPS Area 16<br />

Spring Festival<br />

Show<br />

Saturday 7th April <strong>2018</strong><br />

Trinity Park, Ipswich (Suffolk Showground)<br />

72 classes for all types of horses/ponies featuring Royal International Qualifiers<br />

for Working Hunter Ponies • BSPA, Show Hunter ponies • Mountain and<br />

Moorland (LR/FR & Open) • Lead rein/First ridden show ponies • full range of<br />

Pretty Polly (home produced) Classes • Young Rider/Amateur Rider classes •<br />

Part breds, Hunters • Hacks • Cobs • Riding horses • Intermediates.<br />

Early closing 3rd April but entries also taken on the day<br />

Schedules/Entry forms at www.horsedates.co.uk<br />

WILTSHIRE SPRING SHOW <strong>2018</strong><br />

Saturday 17th <strong>March</strong><br />

Kindly Sponsored by TSG Mechanical LTD<br />

West Wiltshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre,<br />

Melksham Road, Holt, Wiltshire, BA14 6QT<br />

Open Classes Affiliated to:<br />

BSHA, SHB(GB), CHAPS, BSPA, SSADL<br />

Also: RIHS Qualifiers, Novice Section, Best Shod Competition, New Unaffiliated<br />

Horse Classes, Amateur Championship • Plus: £500 Supreme Championship<br />

Show Secretary: Vincent Seddon, Moor Farm, Ashton Road,<br />

Minety Wiltshire, SN16 9QP Tel: 07873805674<br />

ENTRIES CLOSE: 2nd <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> (LATE ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN AT A PREMIUM)<br />

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British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Wednesday Daytime Showjumping<br />

Pre-Entries Only<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Senior British Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Thursday 8th <strong>March</strong><br />

Combined Training<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Steph Croxford Clinic<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

01623 860997<br />

Friday 9th <strong>March</strong><br />

Blueberry Events Can’t-Jump Won’t<br />

-Jump Showjumping<br />

Askham Bryan College<br />

www.blueberryeventsuk.com<br />

07872640482<br />

Evening Mini Jumping<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Nervous and Novice Show Jumping<br />

- Pre-Entry Only<br />

Friars Hill Stables<br />

www.friarshillridingstables.co.uk<br />

01751 432758<br />

Hallamshire Riding Society<br />

Presentation Night<br />

Hallamshire Riding Society<br />

www.hallamshireridingsociety.co.uk/<br />

07813027161<br />

Indoor Clear Round Jumping@<br />

golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

thehorseworks-equinecoach.co.uk<br />

07957774507<br />

British Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Winter Dressage Series 2017<br />

Championship<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

01623 860997<br />

Saturday 10th <strong>March</strong><br />

British Dressage<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com<br />

01476 591 569/ 07774 018103<br />

British Dressage<br />

Bishop Burton College<br />

www.bishopburton.ac.uk<br />

01964 553087<br />

Graham’s Show Jumping Clinic<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

Arena Eventing Clinic With Mark<br />

Cramb<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage and BD<br />

Quest Club<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Tsr Notts Showing Clinic and Talent<br />

Spotting<br />

Canaans Farm<br />

www.theshowingregister.co.uk<br />

08448707392<br />

Novice/nervous Showjumping<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk<br />

07821900838<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 11th <strong>March</strong><br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com<br />

01476 591 569/ 07774 018103<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping<br />

Championships<br />

Barleyfields <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.barleyfields.com<br />

01283 734798<br />

Unaffiliated Winter Dressage<br />

Derby College <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.derby-college.ac.uk<br />

07970 726830<br />

Point Two Arena Eventing<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Mothers Day Special<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com<br />

07791934738 or 07867360201<br />

Working Hunter<br />

Golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.goldenvalleyequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01773604520<br />

Open Show<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

British Show Jumping C2<br />

Harrogate Riding Centre<br />

www.harrogateridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423871894<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

Ledston Equine Clinic<br />

07827291115<br />

British Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Saturday 10th<br />

Nervous and Novice<br />

Show Jumping<br />

MARCH<br />

Sunday 18th<br />

Trailblazers 2nd<br />

rounds Dressage<br />

Saturday 17th<br />

Trailblazers 2nd<br />

Rounds Show Jumping<br />

Friday 30th<br />

Friday Night Show<br />

Jumping<br />

Please see website for more information.<br />

If you wish to book a place please call and pay<br />

over the phone to secure your place<br />

Please see website for more information<br />

Friday night running last Friday of month only | SCHOOL HIRE AVAILABLE £30 HOUR<br />

Schedules and info available at www.tvequestrian.co.uk<br />

01636 813588<br />

Occupation Lane, Fiskerton, Southwell, Notts<br />

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Unaffiliated Show Jumping Points<br />

League<br />

Outwoods <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

07837487186<br />

In Hand and Ridden Showing at<br />

Milton EC S81 0TP<br />

Patrington Mill<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Millington Meander Ride (Waiting<br />

List) Grade 3<br />

Ride Yorkshire Foundation<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org<br />

07583 451825 / 07570 112010<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

Arena Eventing Series <strong>2018</strong><br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Woodnook Arena Mixed<br />

Showjumping<br />

Woodnook Arena<br />

woodnookarena@tiscali.co.uk<br />

01484661976/07979750066<br />

Monday 12th <strong>March</strong><br />

Ian Brown Clinic<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Tuesday 13th <strong>March</strong><br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Bishop Burton College<br />

www.bishopburton.ac.uk<br />

01964 553087<br />

Indoor Loose School Evening<br />

Golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.goldenvalleyequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01773604520<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Amanda Routledge Show Jumping<br />

Clinic<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

01623 860997<br />

Wednesday 14th <strong>March</strong><br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong> Market<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre &<br />

Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

British Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

British Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Thursday 15th <strong>March</strong><br />

Combined Training<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Witham Villa British Riding Club<br />

Open Show<br />

Witham Villa <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.withamvilla.co.uk<br />

01455 282694<br />

Friday 16th <strong>March</strong><br />

Horse Friday Night Show Jumping<br />

Golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.goldenvalleyequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01773604520<br />

Dressage - Test and Train<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre &<br />

Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Saturday 17th <strong>March</strong><br />

Show Jumping Clinic Indoor @<br />

golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.thehorseworks-equinecoach.co.uk<br />

07957774507<br />

Winter Indoor Dressage Series<br />

Acrecliffe <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.acrecliffe.co.uk<br />

07855 307291<br />

Ernest Dillon Show Jumping Clinic<br />

Brocklesby Hunt Pony Club<br />

branches.pcuk.org/brocklesby/events/<br />

07802 542205<br />

British Showjumping Seniors<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Arena ODE<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and<br />

Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Arena Showcross<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and<br />

Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and<br />

Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Kirkdale: The Sundial Ride (N York<br />

Moors) Grade 3/4<br />

Ride Yorkshire Foundation<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org<br />

07583 451825 / 07570 112010<br />

T and J Unaffilaited Dressage<br />

Swithens Dressage<br />

07849497683<br />

Trailblazers 2nd Rounds - Show<br />

Jumping<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk<br />

07821900838<br />

Senior British Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 18th <strong>March</strong><br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com<br />

01476 591 569<br />

Adrc Winter Unaffliated Dressage<br />

Atherstone and District Riding Club<br />

www.atherstoneanddistrictridingclub.co.uk<br />

Gill Wyles<br />

British Dressage<br />

Barleyfields <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.barleyfields.com<br />

01283 734798<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Championships<br />

Barleyfields <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.barleyfields.com<br />

01283 734798<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping<br />

Bromley Farm<br />

07925789594<br />

Unaffiliated Eventer Trial<br />

Derby College <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.derby-college.ac.uk<br />

07970 726830<br />

East Midlands Showing Society<br />

Selston <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.eastmidlandsshowingsociety.<br />

weebly.com<br />

07931709733 or 07769 646406<br />

Combined Training<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com<br />

07791934738 or 07867360201<br />

Dressage<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

ONLINE SHOP<br />

www.miltonequestrian.co.uk<br />

Also at Milton <strong>Equestrian</strong>:<br />

* We hold a range of shows from Showing to<br />

Jumping and Dressage * Indoor Arena Hire available<br />

* Lessons with our very own BSJA coach Selina<br />

Cawkwell * Livery available<br />

(Take a look at our website to find our more)<br />

Blyth Rd, Carlton Forest, Worksop, Notts S81 0TP<br />

Tel: 01909 733844<br />

WEB: www.miltonec.co.uk EMAIL: info@miltonec.co.uk<br />

Showing Day<br />

Exmoor Pony Society Northern Area<br />

www.exmoorponysociety.org.uk<br />

01706 875495 / 07795 117236<br />

Monthly Show Jumping<br />

Competition<br />

Friars Hill Stables<br />

www.friarshillridingstables.co.uk<br />

01751432758<br />

Unaffiliated Afternoon<br />

Showjumping<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Combined Training<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated and Trailblazer<br />

Show Jumping<br />

Harrogate Riding Centre<br />

www.harrogateridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423871894<br />

Score More Dressage Clinic<br />

Little London Liveries<br />

07732999920<br />

Trailblazers Showing<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre &<br />

Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

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In Hand and Ridden Showing at<br />

Northern Racing College<br />

Patrington Mill, Northern Racing<br />

College<br />

www.patringtonmillshowyard.co.uk<br />

07707725792<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Bs Seniors (Cat 1)<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre 4AZ<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Allerthorpe Woods Walk and Trot<br />

Ride (Waiting List) Grade 1<br />

Ride Yorkshire Foundation<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org<br />

07583 451825<br />

North Yorkshire Showcase<br />

Harrogate<br />

Showcase Media<br />

www.facebook.com/<br />

ultimate-showcase-ofchampions-364486821762/<br />

01132190455 [eves]<br />

Sport Endurance Catton Park Ride<br />

Sport Endurance East Midlands Group,<br />

Derbyshire DE12 8LN<br />

www.sportendurance.co.uk/Events/<br />

Ride-Events/Catton-Park-<strong>2018</strong>.aspx<br />

01283810011<br />

Trailblazers 2nd Rounds - Dressage<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk<br />

07821900838<br />

British Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

British Dressage Quest Club<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

British Dressage<br />

Witham Villa <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.withamvilla.co.uk<br />

01455 282694<br />

Monday 19th <strong>March</strong><br />

Unaffiliated Dressage League<br />

Competition<br />

Long Lane <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.longlane.jejik.co.uk/<br />

01509 674655<br />

Ian Brown Clinic<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

British Dressage<br />

Witham Villa <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.withamvilla.co.uk<br />

01455 282694<br />

Tuesday 20th <strong>March</strong><br />

British Showjumping<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com<br />

01476 591 569<br />

Steph Cooper Dressage Clinic<br />

Bishop Burton College<br />

www.bishopburton.ac.uk<br />

01964 553087<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Horse and Rider Physio Clinic<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

01623 860997<br />

Wednesday 21st <strong>March</strong><br />

Tori Peters Dressage Clinic<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre &<br />

Saddlery,<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

British Dressage<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Wednesday Daytime Showjumping<br />

Pre-Entries Only<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Senior British Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Thursday 22nd <strong>March</strong><br />

Evening Dressage<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Combined Training<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Friday 23rd <strong>March</strong><br />

Indoor Clear Round Jumping@<br />

golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

thehorseworks-equinecoach.co.uk<br />

07957774507<br />

Leonie Brown Dressage Clinic (In<br />

Hand/ridden/polework)<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Saturday 24th <strong>March</strong><br />

Polework Clinic<br />

Derby College <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.derby-college.ac.uk<br />

07970 726830<br />

Ricks Dressage Clinic<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

Indoor Clinic With Craig Dillon<br />

Five Pits Horsewatch and Countryside<br />

Access Group<br />

07778978811<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping Held by<br />

Hnc Equine Kirklees College<br />

Kirklees College, Hazelhead Hall<br />

<strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Arena Eventing<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

BD Club Quest<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

British Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Bs Seniors (Cat 1)<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Sue Chadwick Show Jumping Clinic<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 25th <strong>March</strong><br />

Showjumping Show<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

Unaffiliated Have a Go<br />

Showjumping<br />

Elms Farm <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.elmsfarmec.com<br />

07791934738 or 07867360201<br />

Grove and Rufford Hunt<br />

Supporters’ Club Hunter Trials<br />

Osberton Estate<br />

07960 819340<br />

British Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Team Showjumping Competition<br />

Howden and District Riding Club,<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

https://howdenridingclub.co.uk/event/<br />

team-showjumping/<br />

07597058544<br />

Diamond League Open Dressage<br />

Competition<br />

Howden and District Riding Club<br />

Www.howdenridingclub.co.uk<br />

07887953339<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage Jrs<br />

Championship Qualifier and Ror Poi<br />

Jodhpurs <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

wwwjodhpursridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423 358645/ mob 07913354071<br />

Show Jumping<br />

Maltby and District Riding Club<br />

www.maltbyridingclub.co.uk<br />

Bs Senior Showjumping<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre &<br />

Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

British Showjumping Juniors<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre,<br />

Yafforth, Yorkshire DL7 0PQ<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping<br />

Northern Racing College<br />

www.northernracingcollege.com<br />

01302 816006<br />

Notts Derby Horse Show Open<br />

Show 1<br />

Notts Derby Horse Show<br />

www.nottsderbyhorseshow.com<br />

07854317335<br />

Mad <strong>March</strong> Onesie Team Jumping<br />

Penistone and District Riding Club<br />

www.penistoneridingclub.org.uk<br />

07966902968<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition<br />

Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Helmsley: The Trout Farm Ride<br />

(Waiting List) Grade 3<br />

Ride Yorkshire Foundation<br />

www.rideyorkshire.org<br />

07583 451825<br />

Showcase Dressage @ Middleton<br />

Park EC<br />

Middleton Park <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.showcaseshowingseries.com<br />

01132190455<br />

Showing Various Classes<br />

Speetley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

Arena Eventing Series <strong>2018</strong><br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Winter Show Jumping<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre,<br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

01623 860997<br />

Monday 26th <strong>March</strong><br />

Ian Brown Clinic<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre,<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

Tuesday 27th <strong>March</strong><br />

British Dressage<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.arenauk.com<br />

01476 591 569/ 07774 018103<br />

Evening Novice Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

Unaffiliated Evening Showjumping<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Evening Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

Tuesday Evening Unaffiliated<br />

Showjumping<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.<br />

co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Clear Round Jump Training<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Amanda Routledge Show Jumping<br />

Clinic<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

01623 860997<br />

Wednesday 28th <strong>March</strong><br />

Easter Eventer Trial<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Evening Showjumping<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

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<strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong><br />

British Dressage<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Senior British Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Thursday 29th <strong>March</strong><br />

Daytime Dressage<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre,<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Combined Training<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Dressage Bootcamp<br />

Professional Equine Services<br />

www.professionalequineservices.co.uk<br />

07791792711<br />

Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Friday 30th <strong>March</strong><br />

Bsps Winter Championships Show<br />

Arena UK<br />

www.bsps.com<br />

Good Friday Showjumping<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

Pony Friday Night Show Jumping<br />

Golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.goldenvalleyequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01773604520<br />

Friday Night Show Jumping<br />

Trentvalley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.tvequestrian.co.uk<br />

07821900838<br />

Saturday 31st <strong>March</strong><br />

Boltby Pleasure Ride<br />

Bilsdale Supporters<br />

018450537392 07854517001<br />

Bsps Winter Championships Show<br />

British Show Pony Society<br />

www.bsps.com<br />

Kelly Guy Clinic - Grids<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

British Dressage<br />

Eland Lodge <strong>Equestrian</strong>,<br />

www.elandlodge.com<br />

01283 575856<br />

Stressless Dressage<br />

Epworth <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.epworthequestrian.co.uk<br />

01427 872293<br />

Minimus SJ for All Ages<br />

Northallerton <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01609 772942<br />

Saturday Showjumping (Pre- Entries Only)<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Combined Training<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage Series<br />

Professional Equine Services<br />

www.professionalequineservices.co.uk<br />

07791792711<br />

Ashley Ward Dressage Clinic<br />

Turbury Equisport<br />

www.turburyequisport.co.uk<br />

07789 265 973<br />

Senior British Showjumping<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 823739<br />

Sunday 1st April<br />

Bsps Winter Championships Show<br />

British Show Pony Society<br />

www.bsps.com<br />

Easter Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Brooksby <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.brooksbyequestrian.co.uk<br />

01664 855333<br />

Unaffiliated Show Jumping<br />

Golden Valley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.goldenvalleyequestriancentre.co.uk<br />

01773604520<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage Sash Show<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606 M:07736613557<br />

British Show Jumping Junior<br />

Harrogate Riding Centre<br />

www.harrogateridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423871894<br />

Easter Showing Show<br />

Maltby and District Riding Club<br />

www.maltbyridingclub.co.uk<br />

Trailblazers 2nd Round Showjumping<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre & Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Port Royal <strong>Equestrian</strong> and Exhibition Centre<br />

www.portroyaleec.co.uk<br />

07950 819267<br />

British Showjumping Cat 2<br />

Speetley EC<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Wakefield Riding for the Disabled Association<br />

www.wakefieldrda.typepad.co.uk<br />

01924 241341<br />

Showjumping @ Yorkshire EC<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC),<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk<br />

07748115588<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong>, Old Dalby, Melton<br />

Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 3LX<br />

Thursday 1st Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Friday 2nd Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Saturday 3rd Senior British Show Jumping<br />

Sunday 4th British Dressage & Quest Club<br />

Monday 5th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Tuesday 6th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Tuesday 6th BD Evening S Smith<br />

Wednesday 7th Senior British Show Jumping<br />

Thursday 8th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Friday 9th Unaffiliated DR & SJ inc Trailblazers Qualifiers<br />

Saturday 10th Unaffiliated DR & SJ inc Trailblazers Qualifiers<br />

Sunday 11th Arena Eventing<br />

Monday 12th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Monday 12th UKCC<br />

Tuesday 13th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Wednesday 14th British Dressage<br />

Friday 16th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Saturday 17th Senior British Show Jumping<br />

Sunday 18th British Dressage & Quest Club<br />

Monday 19th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Tuesday 20th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Wednesday 21st Senior British Show Jumping<br />

Thursday 22nd Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Saturday 24th Unaffiliated DR & SJ inc Trailblazers Qualifiers<br />

Sunday 25th Arena Eventing<br />

Tuesday 27th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Wednesday 28th Senior British Show Jumping<br />

Thursday 29th Caroline Moore Event Clinic<br />

Saturday 31st Senior British Show Jumping<br />

Please note dates may be subject to changes at the<br />

centres discretion. All Schedules can be found on our<br />

website along with details of all our trainers.<br />

“Tuesday Clear round jumping - just come along from 1pm and<br />

buy your ticket. Tickets are £15 for 2 rounds this includes any help<br />

you may need from Caroline Moore (may be alternative trainer<br />

occasionally)<br />

Trailblazers Show jumping – starting at 65cm introductory level<br />

through to 1.05cm providing an opportunity to qualify for an<br />

Unaffiliated National Championships.<br />

Dressage – we do trailblazers, affiliated & unaffiliated classes at Vale<br />

View from walk trot introductory tests through to Grand Prix tests, you<br />

will need to enter at least 4 days before the competition and please<br />

telephone if you need to make a late entry. Payment must be made at<br />

time of Please booking to note confirm dates your entry, may and is be non-refundable subject once to paid.<br />

changes at the Centre’s discretion<br />

For more information on all of these events<br />

and more please visit our website<br />

www.valeviewequestrian.co.uk<br />

Tel: 01664 823739<br />

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competition entry form<br />

stockists<br />

Open Hunter Trial<br />

Barlow Hunt Branch Of The Pony Club,<br />

Osberton Estate<br />

www.pcuk.org/barlow<br />

07793055989<br />

Spring Hunter Trial<br />

Burton Hunt Branch of The Pony Club,<br />

Hackthorn Hall<br />

branches.pcuk.org/burton<br />

07974 696325<br />

Ride for Research Dressage<br />

Diamond <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.diamondequestrian.co.uk<br />

07950213691<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606<br />

M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Combined Training<br />

2nd Round Qualifiers<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606<br />

M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Afternoon<br />

Showjumping<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606<br />

M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Combined Training<br />

Hargate <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.hargateequestrian.co.uk<br />

01283 734981/730606<br />

M:07736613557<br />

Unaffiliated Dressage Jrs<br />

Championship Qualifier and Ror Poi<br />

Jodhpurs <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

wwwjodhpursridingcentre.co.uk<br />

01423 358645/<br />

mob 07913354071<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Ledston Equine Centre<br />

07827291115<br />

Trailblazers 2nd Round Dressage<br />

Moorhouse <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre &<br />

Saddlery<br />

www.moorhouse-equestrian.co.uk<br />

01977 642109<br />

an Introduction to the<br />

Biomechanics of the Seat and Rider<br />

Nancy Walker <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

www.nancywalkerequestrian.co.uk<br />

07739091912<br />

Notts Derby Horse Show Open<br />

Show 2<br />

Longmoor Lane Show Ground<br />

www.nottsderbyhorseshow.com<br />

07854317335<br />

Unaffiliated Showjumping<br />

Speetley <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

www.speetleyec.co.uk<br />

07531354265 / 07714278097<br />

Show Cross @ Yorkshire EC<br />

Yorkshire <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre (YEC),<br />

www.yorkshireec.co.uk<br />

07748115588<br />

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Tel 01664 812298 | Email admin@bitworld.co.uk<br />

Church Lane Grimston Melton Mowbray Leics le14 3by<br />

www.bitworld.co.uk<br />

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EQUI-SSENTIALS<br />

EQUI-SSENTIALS<br />

4B Market St, Draycott,<br />

Derby DE72 3NB<br />

Tel: 01332 897644<br />

KARYGRAY FEEDS<br />

Salmon House/Salmon Lane<br />

Nottingham NG17 9LA<br />

Tel: 01623 756342<br />

PARKLANDS EQUESTRIAN<br />

Well known for our saddle<br />

fitting Parklands and <strong>Equestrian</strong> sales services Centre,<br />

Worksop both Rd, new Aston, and Sheffield used, S26 2AD<br />

covering Tel: 0114 a huge 287 range 5278 of<br />

brands including Parklands<br />

own Intouch saddles.<br />

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RISLEY SADDLERY<br />

Derby stables Rd, and Risley, trial paddocks Derby<br />

DE72 3SY<br />

Tel: 0115 939 2516<br />

We are situated adjacent to j25 on the m1 & are<br />

very accessible from all parts of the country! We<br />

have 2600 sq feet of retail area, so stocks are<br />

extensive. Parking is no problem and we have<br />

We have an extensive range of stock and have around<br />

500 bits from 3” – 7”. Our fine english bridles and<br />

saddles are available in sizes extra small through to<br />

extra extra extra full, in three colours; havana,<br />

THE RANCH STORE<br />

Main Rd, Westwood, Nottingham<br />

NG16 5HU<br />

Tel: 01773 607411<br />

BUCKAROO EQUINE<br />

Nottingham Ln, Old Dalby, Melton<br />

Mowbray LE14 3LX Tel: 01664 823739<br />

Sam our sad<br />

fitter travel<br />

homes and yard<br />

can see customers<br />

their horses on site. W<br />

more than 30 ye<br />

experience there's<br />

a size or shap<br />

hasn't s<br />

bef<br />

black<br />

To discuss<br />

& aussie nut.<br />

your<br />

Riding<br />

requirements<br />

hats, jodhpurs, show and<br />

or<br />

hacking<br />

to arrange a fitting call Sam<br />

jackets, riding boots the list is endless.<br />

07715 004199<br />

Personalised embroidery service with over 300 motifs<br />

to choose from and a large selection of jackets,<br />

saddlecloths, hoodies, polo shirts & rugs available for<br />

embroidery. Fast turnaround rug washing and repairs. Hay,<br />

straw, feed and bedding is always available.<br />

Clipper servicing and blade<br />

sharpening. We have a<br />

selection of dog rugs to fit all<br />

shapes and sizes and<br />

accessories for your four<br />

legged friend<br />

or call our shop 0114 2875278<br />

Risley Saddlery, Risley, Derbyshire DE723SY.<br />

Tel; 01159392516 Email; info@risleysaddlery.co.uk<br />

www.Risleysaddlery.co.uk<br />

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FORREST FEEDS<br />

The Mill, Mansfield Rd, Edingley<br />

NG22 8BG<br />

Tel: 01623 882260<br />

GABLESTOCK Witham Mill,<br />

Valley Lane, Long Bennington,<br />

Nottinghamshire, Newark NG23 5EE<br />

Tel: 01400 281337<br />

Harriet Haivers<br />

The Newark Saddler<br />

Tack & Rug Repairs<br />

Bridlework Made to Measure<br />

Saddle Fitting & Reflocking<br />

HARRIET HAIVERS<br />

Willow Farm, Hawton,<br />

Newark NG24 3RR<br />

www.harriethaivers.co.uk<br />

Tel: 01636 678006<br />

Used English Saddles & Tack For Sale<br />

Rug Washing and Re-proofing<br />

Willow Farm, Hawton, Newark, Notts NG24 3RR<br />

Tel: 01636 678006 - Mobile: 07932 233219<br />

Email: hahahaivers@hotmail.co.uk<br />

BOBBO EQUESTRIAN<br />

Mill Lane Garden Centre, Breaston<br />

Derbys DE72 3AX Tel: 07838 769173<br />

Martins Farm<br />

431 Calverton Rd, Arnold,<br />

Nottingham NG5 8PU<br />

Tel: 0115 926 8703<br />

Millside <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Southwell Rd, Nottingham NG14 7HG<br />

Tel: 01636 831111<br />

MILTON EQUESTRIAN<br />

Blyth Road, Worksop<br />

S81 0TP<br />

Tel: 01909 733844<br />

CADMAN ANIMAL FEEDS<br />

2-4 Chesterfield Rd, Tibshelf,<br />

Alfreton DE55 5NL<br />

Tel: 01773 590777<br />

R&R COUNTRY<br />

Waltham Rd, Waltham on the Wolds, Melton<br />

Mowbray LE14 4SD Tel: 01664 465000<br />

Hull Road, Hemingbrough, Selby, North<br />

Yorkshire YO8 6QJ Tel: 01757 638555<br />

RETFORD SADDLERY<br />

Barrow House/Woodcotes Lane,<br />

Newark NG22 0TH Tel: 01777 229195<br />

RISEHOLME FEEDS<br />

The Oaklands, Costock Road,<br />

Wysall NG12 5QT<br />

Tel: 01509 889040<br />

COBBS COUNTRY STORE<br />

Barrow House Farm/Woodcotes Lane,<br />

Newark NG22 0TH<br />

Tel: 01777 228260<br />

SEALS FODDER ROOM<br />

The Mill, High St, Swanwick, Alfreton<br />

DE55 1AA Tel: 01773 602466<br />

TAYLORS<br />

OF SOUTH<br />

WINGFIELD<br />

TAYLORS OF SOUTH WINGFIELD<br />

Wingfield Mill, Church Ln, South<br />

Wingfield, Alfreton DE55 7NJ<br />

Tel: 01773 832631<br />

HORSE & HEN<br />

HORSE & HEN<br />

142 Brookfield Way<br />

Tansley DE4 5ND<br />

Tel: 01629 55084<br />

WANT TO<br />

STOCK<br />

Call 01949 851555<br />

or email<br />

info@equestrianlifemagazine.co.uk<br />

SHEEPGATE TACK AND TOGS<br />

Leverton Boston Lincolnshire<br />

PE22 0AS<br />

Tel: 01205 870236<br />

THOMAS BELL COUNTRY STORE<br />

Bigby Road, Brigg<br />

DN20 8RA<br />

Tel: 01652 600690<br />

THOMAS IRVING<br />

Dunston Rd, Chesterfield S41 9QD<br />

Tel: 01246 260336<br />

CHANDLERS<br />

Main Road, Belton,<br />

Grantham NG32 2LX<br />

Tel: 01476 590077<br />

To advertise call Tel: 07547 174015 or<br />

email michelle@equestrianlifemagazine.co.uk<br />

FRANKS<br />

ANIMAL FEEDS<br />

FRANKS ANIMAL FEEDS<br />

Broadholme Rd, Saxilby, Lincoln<br />

LN1 2NE Tel: 01522 703551<br />

COOKS FARM SHOP<br />

Lane End Farm, Markfield Ln, Newtown<br />

Linford, Leicester LE6 0AB<br />

Tel: 01530 242214<br />

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SERVICES DIRECTORY<br />

To Advertise your business contact us on<br />

01949 851555 or info@equestrianlifemagazine.co.uk<br />

BACK SPECIALIST<br />

KERRY DAVEY<br />

McTIMONEYEQUINE<br />

PRACTITIONER BSC<br />

(Hons) PG Dip AM MAA<br />

Regd. Like people, horses<br />

can suffer from back, neck,<br />

pelvic and musculoskeletal problems, and<br />

can benefit from McTimoney treatment.<br />

Treatment involves careful analysis and<br />

assessment of the spine, pelvis and any<br />

other relevant joints and precise, rapid<br />

adjustments are given to problem areas.<br />

Consider taking advice if you notice changes<br />

in performance, movement, assymmetry,<br />

unexplained resistance or uneven muscle<br />

development. Falls, accidents and slips are<br />

ofter a common cause and competition<br />

places even more strain upon their skeletal<br />

structure. Horses also receive great benefit<br />

from preventative treatment and<br />

McTimoney can help them perform at their<br />

best. Kerry is based in Lincolnshire and<br />

obtains requests directly from owners and<br />

referrals from veterinary practices. Kerry is<br />

fully insured and MAA registered. Contact<br />

details : 07725 267837 or 01522 811937<br />

email kerrydunford@hotmail.co.uk<br />

Facebook<br />

www.facebook.com/kerrydaveymctimoney<br />

CHOCOLATIERS<br />

CATHYS CHOCOLATES<br />

AND CAKES. Finest Belgian<br />

Chocolate imported then<br />

handmade by us into an<br />

exclusive equine line of<br />

Horseshoes & Pony shoes sculpted using<br />

new shoes from the farrier so lifelike<br />

representations. Horse head and Dog<br />

head chocolates also available along with<br />

many others. Top Farm House, Shelton,<br />

Newark, Notts, 07776 233539, www.<br />

cathyschocolatesandcakes.co.uk, www.<br />

facebook.com/CathysChocolatesandCakes<br />

COUNTRY STORES<br />

R&R COUNTRY. With<br />

over 15 years experience<br />

R&R Country is the largest<br />

equestrian and country<br />

superstore in the Yorkshire area with<br />

a fabulous second store near Melton<br />

Mowbray, Leicestershire. Open 7 days a<br />

week offering thousands of sq. feet of<br />

exciting shopping packed with everything<br />

for the horse, rider and country enthusiast<br />

from clothing, safety wear, footwear tack,<br />

saddlery, pet, feed, bedding, country<br />

clothing, horse wear - plus much more. We<br />

also provide a full saddle fitting service by<br />

a qualified SMS saddle fitter. R&R Country<br />

is a recognised BETA qualified stockist of<br />

riding hats & body protectors therefore<br />

we can advise on the correct fitting of the<br />

safety item. R&R Country is the place to visit.<br />

R&R Country - Hull Road, Hemingbrough,<br />

Selby, YO8 6QJ, Tel: 01757 638555 | R&R<br />

Country (Melton) - Waltham Road, Thorpe<br />

Arnold, Melton Mowbray, LE14 4SD, Tel:<br />

01664 465000. Shop online with us at www.<br />

randrcountry.co.uk<br />

MILLSIDE<br />

EQUESTRIAN &<br />

COUNTRY STORE LTD.<br />

Suppliers of equestrian<br />

and country products, rider and leisurewear,<br />

animal feed and supplements, saddlery and<br />

stable equipment, pet and poultry supplies<br />

etc. Hat and back protector fitting service.<br />

Licensed to sell horse, cat and dog wormers.<br />

Situated off the A612 Southwell Road,<br />

Thurgarton, Notts, NG14 7GP. Any enquiries<br />

please tel<br />

01636 831111 www.millsidecountrystore.<br />

com<br />

CROSS COUNTRY<br />

DANETHORPE HILL CROSS COUNTRY<br />

COURSE. Refurbished course available for<br />

private schooling/events/hunter trials /<br />

driving shows and clinics. We have fences to<br />

suit the very young and the more advanced<br />

horse/rider. Open 7 days a week. Livery<br />

also available with full use of the course<br />

included.<br />

www.danethorpehillxc.co.uk Sharon<br />

Applewhite 07966458116/01636 703980<br />

EQUINE DENTIST<br />

DAVID WATERS -<br />

HORSE DENTIST.<br />

DEFRA/Royal College<br />

of Veterinary Surgeons<br />

Qualified, Member of Worldwide Association<br />

of Equine Dentists, 14 years experience with<br />

all types of horses, Midlands based. Tel:<br />

07771783938<br />

EQUINE SPORTS MASSAGE<br />

KELLY BOWERS.<br />

Fully qualified and<br />

insured equine sports<br />

massage therapist. Equine sports massage is<br />

AGRICULTURAL MERCHANTS, PET FOODS AND ANIMAL FEEDS<br />

MANUFACTURERS AND RETAILERS (UFAS REGISTERED)<br />

HORSE: FEEDS & BEDDING<br />

LIVESTOCK: FEEDS, MILK REPLACERS, MINERAL BLOCKS<br />

PETS: MIXERS, COMPLETE & TINNED FOOD<br />

BIRDS: WILD & AVIARY FEEDS FISH: FISH FEEDS & BAITS<br />

SHOP OPEN MON-FRI 7.00am – 5.00pm SAT 8.00am – 4.30pm<br />

For all of the above products and more.<br />

Delivery available please ask for details.<br />

GABLESTOCK<br />

Witham Mill, Valley Lane, Long Bennington, Newark, Notts NG23 5EE<br />

Tel: 01400 281421 or 281337 – Fax 01400 281851<br />

Email: gablestock@hotmail.co.uk<br />

the application of soft tissue manipulation<br />

in order to achieve release of tension,<br />

spasm, & reduce pain in muscle group areas.<br />

Regular treatments can also prevent injury<br />

through detecting problems in the early<br />

stages and aid recovery following injury.<br />

Equine Sports Massage is recommended by<br />

vets & trainers around the world. Massage<br />

is a non-invasive complimentary therapy<br />

which promotes the natural healing<br />

process, enhances circulation, relieves<br />

tension, assists recovery & enhances a<br />

range of movement. The use of sports<br />

massage is renowned for its physiological<br />

& psychological benefits. 07584629044<br />

kbowers87@hotmail.co.uk www.<br />

kbequinesportsmassage.co.uk<br />

ELEANOR FROST EQUINE SPORTS AND<br />

REMEDIAL MASSAGE- BSC (HONS) DIP.<br />

ESMT.<br />

Massage<br />

techniques utilised<br />

amongst others to<br />

enhance muscle<br />

tone, prevent<br />

injuries, prepare<br />

the body for athletic activity and maintain<br />

it in optimum condition. In addition to<br />

reducing muscular tension and soreness,<br />

improving lymphatic flow and lactate<br />

clearance - all horses can benefit from<br />

massage therapy from the happy hacker to<br />

elite eventer. For a friendly and professional<br />

approach, providing tailored treatments<br />

for the individual. Tel - 07946 934 932<br />

efrostesmt@yahoo.com<br />

EQUINE THERAPY<br />

GILLIYAN H CARTER<br />

- DIP.FTST, ESMT,<br />

SMA. Equine/Canine<br />

Sports Massage<br />

& Neuromuscular<br />

Manipulation.<br />

A specialist in soft tissue injury &<br />

rehabilitation. Also offers Deep Oscillation &<br />

Therapeutic Ultrasound (with vet approval)<br />

Tel: 07909-990445 Certified courses are also<br />

available: Equine Sports Massage Diploma<br />

(for professionals) and Equine Massage<br />

Certificate (for Horse Owners)<br />

www.equi-therapyuk.com<br />

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FARRIERS<br />

LIAM CHAPPELL DIP WCF.<br />

fully qualified and registered<br />

farrier relocating back to<br />

Chesterfield and now taking<br />

on new customers in North Derbyshire,<br />

South Yorkshire and surrounding areas. All<br />

types of work undertaken from elite<br />

competition horses to happy hackers and<br />

everything in between. Working together<br />

with vets, physiotherapists and trainers to<br />

ensure your horse performs to the best of<br />

their ability. Use of modern and traditional<br />

methods of shoeing and trimming including<br />

specialist plastic shoes and bespoke<br />

hand-made steel shoes where required.<br />

Remedial work also undertaken following a<br />

consultation with examples of work<br />

available on request. Tel: 07584 068441;<br />

Email: grovehouseforge@gmail.com;<br />

Web: www.farrierliam.co.uk<br />

LIVERY YARDS<br />

HOLME HOUSE FARM EQUESTRIAN.<br />

Carlton in Lindrick, Nr Worksop. Quality<br />

livery yard, DIY, part or full. Large indoor<br />

and outdoor arenas. Extensive cross-country<br />

courses, regular competitions and annual<br />

camp. Unlimited hacking and all year turnout.<br />

24hr supervision and security. Contact<br />

Lorna and Bill Walker on 01909 730247.<br />

CLUMBER LIVERY Set<br />

on the edge of Clumber<br />

Park has limited vacancies<br />

for DIY/Assisted DIY/Part/<br />

Full liveries. British Horse Society approved<br />

yard - Secure yard with alarmed tack room<br />

and CCTV - Owners live on site, late night<br />

check and lock up - Rest room, toilet and<br />

wash facilities - Separate locker room -<br />

Portable hot/cold shower unit (small fee)<br />

- Floodlit 40mx40m manege with mirrors<br />

and jumps - Grass jumping arena with a<br />

range of jumps - All year turnout. Optional<br />

24/7 summer turnout - 55 acres of paddocks<br />

on sand based soil - Summer and winter<br />

paddocks - Horses 2 max to a paddock with<br />

automatic filling water troughs - On site<br />

instructor available for lessons - Assisted<br />

services available for holidays, sickness,<br />

work commitments - No yard politics, just<br />

friendly faces here to ride. Come and view<br />

the superb facilities for yourself. Call Alison/<br />

Nick on 01909 472413 www.clumberlivery.<br />

co.uk<br />

CLAXHILL LIVERIES<br />

. FULL, PART OR<br />

HUNT LIVERIES. Small<br />

professionally run yard in the<br />

beautiful village of Norwell.<br />

Close to Newark with easy access to A1 for<br />

Showground, Arena Uk etc. Full, Part and<br />

Hunter Livery tailored to suit you and your<br />

horse to the very best standard. Facilities<br />

include: Indoor stables; All year round;<br />

turnout; Outdoor Manage; Secure tack<br />

room. Claxhill Farm, Carlton Lane, Norwell,<br />

Newark. NG23 6LF, Tel. 07977 629504<br />

NEWTON HOUSE FARM NR. BINGHAM.<br />

Established, well run DIY livery yard situated<br />

on an arable farm, 8 miles from Nottingham.<br />

Use of well-known cross-country course,<br />

40m x 30m sand and rubber manege,<br />

show jumps and direct access to an<br />

off-road toll ride with miles of traffic-free<br />

hacking. All year turn-out in individual<br />

paddocks, separate summer and winter<br />

grazing on free-draining land. The yard<br />

now implements the “Intelligent Worming<br />

Programme”. Individual choice of farrier, Vet,<br />

instructor etc. Contact Carole Fisher<br />

Tel: 01949 20235 / Mob: 07772 533256<br />

PEACEFUL LIVERY YARD SURROUNDED<br />

by woodland, just off<br />

A46 between Lincoln<br />

and Newark. DIY, part<br />

or full livery, all stables<br />

have rubber matting and<br />

water drinkers, 60x25 floodlit arena with<br />

cushion-ride surface , full set of show-jumps<br />

on grass , wash room and secure tack room<br />

, lorry and trailer parking. Please call Kath<br />

07957754260<br />

PROFESSIONAL EQUINE SERVICES.<br />

Kneesall’s finest equestrian centre has<br />

fabulous facilities<br />

awaiting you<br />

and your horse<br />

including 40x20<br />

waxed indoor arena with mirrors, 60x30<br />

outdoor arena, full set of show jumps,<br />

Monarch stabling, covered walker, lunge<br />

pen, stocks, solarium, hot/cold wash-box,<br />

post and rail fenced paddocks and indoor<br />

turnout. Fully qualified and insured staff<br />

on site 24hrs. Specialising in livery and<br />

training solutions for horses and riders of all<br />

abilities, backing and producing youngsters<br />

and re-educating ‘problem’ horses. Contact<br />

Rebekkah 07791 792711 or Andrew 07746<br />

168813.<br />

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP<br />

MICKEY GAVIN, TRUE HORSEMANSHIP.<br />

A fresh approach to problem solving, all<br />

horses helped without force or fear. For info<br />

on private visits, courses and clinics, email:<br />

info@truehorsemanship.com or call 01623<br />

407634 / 07974 214990.<br />

www.truehorsemanship.com<br />

RUG WASHING & REPAIRS<br />

HARRIET HAIVERS. Willow Farm, Hawton,<br />

Newark, Notts NG24 3RR. Tack and rug<br />

repairs - English saddles bought and sold -<br />

Bridlework made to order - Saddle fitting<br />

and reflocking. Now Open Weekdays 9am -<br />

5pm; Saturday 9am - 1pm. Tel: 01636<br />

678006 / 07932 233219.<br />

HORSEBOX REPAIRS<br />

MEMORIAL SERVICES<br />

Teardrops Equine Memorial Jewellery<br />

We offer the following<br />

services to you the client<br />

• Horse hair bracelets<br />

• Horsehair pendants<br />

• Horsehair keyrings<br />

• Resin jewellery<br />

• Cufflinks<br />

RIDER TRAINING AID/BACK BRACE<br />

RIDER GILET BY<br />

4DFLEXISPORT,<br />

stabilises the pelvis, aligns<br />

spine and strengthens<br />

shoulders to give core<br />

strength and a balanced position in the<br />

saddle. Top event rider Tina Canton is now recommending<br />

it to her pupils as a clever way to<br />

enhance their riding, both at her Newark yard<br />

and to students at Nottingham Trent University.<br />

“I am immensely grateful to have found<br />

this gilet and I can thoroughly recommend<br />

it”, says Tina. With most riders suffering bad<br />

backs, the brace is just the thing for riding and<br />

stable work, and a bonus that it looks just like<br />

a regular waistcoat. Angel Med Ltd., (Orthotics<br />

Manufacturer) 01476 516200/07968 510452<br />

www.angelmed.co.uk<br />

SADDLE FITTERS<br />

D.J.RICHARDSON MASTER<br />

SADDLER / SMS QUALIFIED<br />

SADDLE FITTER. Purpose<br />

built Saddlefit centre near the<br />

Newark showground or home visits. Excellent<br />

Range of both New and secondhand<br />

saddles available. All Reflocking and aftercare<br />

to saddles undertaken. Te 07787532601<br />

/ 01636701790<br />

We sell<br />

• Sterling silver jewellery<br />

• Equine themed gifts<br />

including horseshoe<br />

memorial plaques.<br />

• Urns<br />

• Memorial picture frames.<br />

t 07922 799236 | e teardropsjewellery@outlook.com<br />

SADDLE FITTERS<br />

NICOLA BARRY BSC (HONS)<br />

BUCKAROO SADDLERY<br />

Vale View <strong>Equestrian</strong> Centre<br />

Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray<br />

Leicestershire LE14 3LX.<br />

Qualified with the Society of<br />

Master Saddlers (SMS) and<br />

also a Master Saddle Fitting Consultant<br />

(MSFC). Nicola was the first in the country<br />

to gain both of these qualifications. New<br />

and second-hand saddles, including Equipe,<br />

Kent & Masters and our very own made to<br />

measure Sovereign saddles. Onsite flocking<br />

and alterations. Yard visits or fittings at Vale<br />

View <strong>Equestrian</strong>. Discounts available fitting/<br />

checking for multiple horses on the same<br />

yard. 0845 3003566<br />

Sales@buckarooequine.co.uk<br />

T&C ROBINSON, BILL-<br />

INGHAY AND STAMFORD.<br />

Society of Master Saddlers<br />

qualified Saddle Fitter. We<br />

undertake saddle fitting throughout the<br />

East Midlands area. New, second-hand<br />

leather and synthetic saddles always in<br />

stock. Repairs expertly undertaken.<br />

Ring 01526 860436. E: john@tandcrobinson.co.uk<br />

To advertise here call Tel: 07547 174015 or<br />

email michelle@equestrianlifemagazine.co.uk<br />

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TRAINING<br />

JB DRESSAGE<br />

T R A I N I N G<br />

Mrs Julie E Blanchard<br />

Cedar Lodge, Ninegates Farm,<br />

Todds Lane, Ellerker,<br />

East Yorkshire, HU15 2DS<br />

Email: ninegates@btinternet.com<br />

FIND US ON FACEBOOK:<br />

www.facebook.com/JBDressageTraining/<br />

SADDLE FITTER / TACK & SADDLERY<br />

KICK ON EQUESTRIAN<br />

Mobile saddle fitting service, Stocking a wide range of new<br />

and used saddles from around £150 to made to measure<br />

starting at £650.<br />

Saddle fitter for The Saddle Company, saddle reflocking,<br />

repairs and tree adjustments made on site.Experienced,<br />

friendly and reliable service.<br />

Strengthening the Partnership<br />

between Horse and Rider<br />

Jake Fowles<br />

Wellow <strong>Equestrian</strong><br />

Scotts Farm , Rufford Lane, Wellow,<br />

Nottinghamshire NG22 0EQ<br />

07967133817 | office@wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

www.wellowequestrian.co.uk<br />

UKCC BE Accredited Coach. Jake has ridden & produced horses to BE International<br />

and Advanced Competition; placings at HOYS; BD adv-med; on self-produced horses.<br />

Jake has a wealth of knowledge from ex race horses to sports horses. He offers<br />

coaching from a wide experience enabling you to fulfil your potential.<br />

VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPIST<br />

& SMALL ANIMAL<br />

HYDROTHERAPIST<br />

Contact Teresa on 07892 880197 or 01773 860121<br />

We stock a wide range of<br />

equipment for horse and rider.<br />

• Riding hats and body protectors expertly fitted.<br />

• Good choice of jodphurs, boots and chaps<br />

for adult and child.<br />

• Summer turnouts, fly rugs and fly repellents in stock.<br />

• Rug washing, reproofing and repairing.<br />

All saddlery repairs on site by Society of Master Saddlers Saddler<br />

Sadddle fitting checks and saddle sales by SMS Qualified saddle fitter<br />

Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm and Saturday 9am-4pm<br />

The Tack Box, 43 - 45 Chieftain Way, Tritton Rd, Lincoln, LN6 7RY<br />

Telephone: 01522 533822<br />

HARRIET HAIVERS. Willow Farm, Hawton,<br />

Newark, Notts NG24 3RR. Tack and rug<br />

repairs - English saddles bought and sold<br />

- Bridlework made to order - Saddle fitting<br />

and reflocking. Open Weekdays 9am - 5pm<br />

(closed Mondays); Sat 9am - 1pm. Tel:<br />

01636 678006 / 07932 233219.<br />

S. MILNER & SON. 2 Society of Master<br />

Saddlers qualified saddle fitters. Saddle<br />

fittings at the shop or at your yard. Over<br />

200 saddles in stock, new & 2nd hand. Call<br />

01664 454839 for an appointment.<br />

TACK & SADDLERY<br />

Est.1992<br />

so a wealth of<br />

experience to<br />

offer<br />

Easy parking<br />

F Martin Ltd. MARTINS FARM, Dorket Head<br />

Farm, Calverton Road, Arnold, Nottingham.<br />

Everything for your horse and pet: plus<br />

riding wear and outdoor clothing: Feed,<br />

Supplements, Electric and Wooden fencing<br />

and gates. T: 0115 9268703 F: 0115<br />

9264995.<br />

www.martinsfarm.co.uk<br />

PROFESSIONAL EQUINE SERVICES.<br />

Backing, starting and schooling your<br />

youngster couldn’t be easier at Kneesall’s<br />

finest equestrian centre. Don’t miss out<br />

on the limited places available. Fabulous<br />

facilities awaiting you and your horse<br />

including 40x20 waxed indoor arena with<br />

mirrors, 60x30 outdoor arena, full set of<br />

show-jumps, Monarch stabling, covered<br />

walker, lunge pen, stocks, solarium,<br />

hot/cold wash-box, post and rail fenced<br />

paddocks plus indoor turnout. Fully<br />

insured and qualified staff on site 24hrs.<br />

Specialising in schooling and training<br />

solutions for horses and riders of all<br />

abilities, back & producing youngsters<br />

and re-educating ‘problem’ horses.<br />

Contact Rebekkah 07791 792711 or<br />

Andrew 07746 168813.<br />

VETERINARY<br />

Bakewell Equine Vets. Experienced equine<br />

vets providing an ambulatory service and<br />

clinic with stabling and surgical facilities. We<br />

provide AI services, digital x-ray, ultrasound<br />

scanning, shockwave therapy, dentistry,<br />

video gastroscopy/endoscopy, lameness<br />

investigations, JMB measurement and prepurchase<br />

examinations. Open 8.30-5.00pm<br />

plus 24hr emergency service 01629 810351<br />

www.bakewellvets.co.uk<br />

KELLY EDWARDS<br />

VETERINARY<br />

PHYSIOTHERAPIST<br />

& SMALL ANIMAL<br />

HYDROTHERAPIST –<br />

BSC (HONS) ADVCERTVPHYS MIRVAP<br />

RCH DIP HSA<br />

As a Physiotherapists I am highly trained<br />

and experienced. I’m an expert in the<br />

field of gait analysis, manual therapies,<br />

electrotherapies, exercise prescription, and<br />

rehabilitation in order to decrease pain and<br />

restore function.<br />

Physiotherapy can help improve<br />

performance, prevent injury, and enhance<br />

mobility and suppleness. Physiotherapy<br />

also assists in rehabilitation following injury<br />

and/or surgery with the aim of restoring<br />

the animal back to full function. It is not<br />

just for the elite competition horse or agility<br />

dog; every animal will benefit from being<br />

pain free, having symmetrical muscle mass,<br />

good range of joint movement, and supple<br />

muscles to enable them to move, work, and<br />

perform at their optimum level. It is good<br />

practice to have your animals routinely<br />

checked, and should be included in their<br />

overall management routine, even if there<br />

is no specific injury or trauma. Therefore<br />

small problems can be detected early and<br />

prevented from turning into a serious issue.<br />

Tel: 07760444547 Email:<br />

kellyedwardsvetphysio@gmail.com Website:<br />

www.kevetphysio.co.uk<br />

78 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2018</strong> <strong>Equestrian</strong> <strong>Life</strong>

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