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Taking Care Of The Workers
RIDING establishments are an integral and much-loved part of British equestrianism. Many of us started our equestrian “journey” at the local riding school, and these establishments play a vital role in ensuring that riding remains accessible to all.
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And Finally... A Champion
GRAND NATIONAL hero Bob Champion is marking 40 years since he won the race and beat cancer with an anniversary walk. Bob will leave Aintree on 11 April, 40 years after he won on Aldiniti, on a 191-mile trek, representing the 191 days from his cancer
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Tributes for Johnson
jennifer.donald@futurenet.com @jen_donald Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon WHAT appeared to be a quiet, innocuous weekend in the build-up to this week’s Randox Grand National meeting turned out to be anything but when Richard Johnson announced his reti
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Pacino Amiro
Age: nine Breeding: Irish Sport Horse by Pacino out of Carnone Dancing Queen (by NC Amiro) Rider: Bertram Allen Breeder: Simon Scott (Ireland) Owner: Aiden McGrory Greatest achievements: won CSI5* grand prix and WEF challenge cup, Florida (2021); qua
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The Rise Of The Show Coloured
ONCE arguably the underdog of the show ring, a quality coloured – horse or pony, hairy or not – is a force to be reckoned with. Today, if you strive to win with your own patchy partner, you need to be on the money in both performance and turnout, and
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‘Is Trolling Synonymous With Success?’
polly.bryan@futurenet.com @pollyrose21 COMPETITIONS have restarted and riders all over the land have been nervously trying on their jackets. Lockdown sent people in two opposing directions: some have become fitness fanatics and others turned to the f
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Who Will You Back?
9yo, 11st 7lb Form: 110-25P Owner: Robcour Trainer: Henry de Bromhead CLASSY performer in Ireland, as proved when just a neck behind The Storyteller at Down Royal in October. In four runs in Britain has yet to excel, including when pulled up in last
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New In The Ring
BY NAF A supplement for stallions with focused ingredients designed to support sperm health and libido. Essential vitamins and minerals target sperm production and development underpinning testosterone levels. Pre- and probiotics also help support nu
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At Home With Julian Walters And David Hodge
A FARMING couple with a passion for promoting the versatility of the British native breeds have not let the global pandemic stand in the way of their ever-growing breeding mission. Despite last year’s showing plans being scuppered by Covid, Julian Wa
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Ones To Watch In 2021
THE four-year-old non-native mare by Sempers Spirit out of Equina B will be making her debut in ridden classes with owner Sophie Rawlings. Produced by Craig Elenor and Sara Parrott, “Summer” was supreme at the CHAPS summer show in 2020, her only outi
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A Second Generation Home-bred “Princess”
KIRSTY CHABERT won open intermediate section E on her own and The Daisy Chain’s Opposition Loire. “She’s my princess – I’ve been excited about her for a long time,” said Kirsty. “Her biggest fault would be trying too hard.” The 10-year-old mare is a
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Red Rum’s Finest Hour
EACH of Red Rum’s three Grand National victories might warrant this accolade. His third was a triumph for faith over the naysayers who questioned his place in the line-up. The second saw him defy the welter-burden of 12 stone but his trainer, Ginger
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Heroes Of The Turf
THE subject of this week’s “Legend of the sport” is a horse that a series like this is made for. No equine has greater celebrity status in Britain than the three-time Grand National winner and twice runner-up, Red Rum (p60). Julian Muscat’s beautiful
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On Trend In The Ring
SHOWING – like so many aspects of equestrianism – is firmly rooted in tradition, but over the years, some trends have emerged while others have disappeared. Have these shifts all been for the good, though? Jamie Mead (née Jago) has seen showing from
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What Drives Today’s Young Riders?
OF 2020’s many ghastly legacies, one has been the brutal reminder of what it takes to be financially stable in Britain. With unemployment rocketing, house prices still bonkers, and the economy thrust into reverse, suddenly no one takes a comfortable
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Letters
WITH regard to your feature about first ponies for hunting (18 February), we are the proud custodians of what I refer to as “expert” ponies. One was found on social media, but the owners were berated for offering a 28-year-old pony on loan. Flash has
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Groom Kate Duffy
“THE first day ‘Buddy’ arrived, I put him out in the field and thought, ‘This horse needs to learn some manners,’ because he was just running away with me. But now I know him inside out and that’s just him – he needs to get to know you first. Once he
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Champion’s Groom
All great horses, like Red Rum or Desert Orchid, know they’re good and play to the crowds. Aldaniti was exceptional – he loved people, loved being made a fuss of. We all loved him, he was very special; he had something. When he broke down at Sandown,
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Brexit: EU Studbooks Refused UK Permission
Share your news story Call 01252 555021 Email eleanor.jones@futurenet.com @jones_eleanor_ CONCERNS have been raised around registering horses with foreign studbooks since Brexit after a German studbook was refused permission to operate in the UK. Las
Horse & Hound3 min lettiMedical
EHV: Safety Measures As Shows Due To Restart
AS INTERNATIONAL competition prepares to restart following the suspension owing to the European equine herpes virus (EHV-1) outbreak, a number of preventative measures have been announced to make sure shows are “as safe as possible”. European competi
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Red Rum In Numbers
Won 27 races and placed 37 times from 110 runs on the Flat and over jumps, including: GRAND NATIONAL 1973, 1974, 1977 (runner-up 1975, 1976) SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL 1974 24 Different jockeys who rode Red Rum – including Lester Piggott on the Flat ■
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Monkeying Around Grows Up
pippa.roome@futurenet.com @pipparoomeorkyle Aston-le-Walls Elite, Northants IZZY TAYLOR and Monkeying Around franked the form that put them at the head of Burnham Market’s four-star long last autumn with a win in advanced section A. “He felt fantasti
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Managing The Multi-horse Yard
A similar plan for a private yard might include: ● A vaccination programme to promote herd immunity. ● Parasite control, based on targeted de-worming. ● Regular farriery and dental assessments. ● Wall charts detailing individual feeding plans. ● Regu
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Rum Diluted By Brew
STRANGE to relate, but Red Rum’s attempt on a record-breaking third Grand National triumph in 1977 wasn’t even the lead story on the morning of the race. That honour went to Charlotte Brew, a 21-year-old who’d become the first woman to ride in the gr
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Campaign For Indoor Arenas To Open Fully
“WE will not let this rest” is the position of the industry as the Government has refused to allow indoor arenas to re-open fully. British Equestrian (BEF), the British Horse Society, Pony Club and the Olympic disciplines had led a campaign for clari
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‘It Will Be Difficult For Some Of Them’
alexandra.robinson@futurenet.com @alexrob_journo_ LOCKDOWN, furlough and social distancing are three terms we would have never imagined becoming part of our normal, day-to-day vocabulary, and no one could have dreamt that getting our lives back to no
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‘I Pushed It To The Limit’
jennifer.donald@futurenet.com @jen_donald CSI4* Winter Equestrian Festival week 12, Palm Beach International Equestrian Centre, Florida, USA THE Americans fought back during the final week of the festival, with home riders taking two out of three big
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People In The News
The Pat Smullen Memorial Handicap will run at the Craven meeting on 13 April in honour of the late jockey. It has been sponsored in his name by his friend, former jockey Ted Durcan. Dressage rider Michael Eilberg and his wife Maya, a fellow dressage
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Letter Of The Week
QUITE a few years ago, my fairly new-to-horses husband and I were competing in a British Horse Society hunter trial series. We needed to find stabling for our two horses and were advised to contact David Broome’s (Legends, 25 March) Mount Ballan even
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