Category Archives: Equestrian

A guide to the Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Horse Trials in May 2017

The world-famous Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is less than a month away, and for those of you who already have tickets or are on their way to buying some, we have a guide for what to expect on the day.

The best places for going on outdoor pursuits in the UK

country pursuits around the UK

The UK is a fantastic country for outdoor pursuits, from shooting and riding to fishing, sailing and hiking. There is nothing better than being outdoors in the fresh air and enjoying an age-old sport with friends and family. Why not try to get outdoors more in 2017 and take the time to appreciate the great Continue Reading →

Badminton Horse Trials 2016: A round-up

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Thousands of people from across the UK flocked to the historic Badminton Estate in south Gloucestershire over the past weekend to attend one of the country’s best equestrian events, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. First held in 1949, this year’s competition was important as it highlighted the contenders who will be seeking glory later Continue Reading →

Cheltenham Festival 2016 by the numbers

Cheltenham Festival 2016 by the numbers

Spanning four days, one of the UK’s most famous annual horse racing events, the Cheltenham Festival, is now upon us, hosting some of the greatest jumping action you’ll find anywhere in the world.

Viral video shows how ponies touch lives

A touching video which shows an autistic toddler riding around on his pony has reached an audience of hundreds of thousands because if the sheer joy it portrays. The video, which was shared on Horse & Hound’s Facebook page, has been viewed more than 462,000 times in just under a week. It shows Jack Whitbread, Continue Reading →

New method launched to save equine lives

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A trial of a new method designed to reduce the number of equine deaths on Britain’s roads has been launched. The trial is being run by the Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society (DLPS) and will see the society use a revolutionary new animal friendly paint to make Dartmoor ponies more visible on roads across the moor. Continue Reading →

Olympia 2015 full line-up revealed

The names and faces who will be appearing at Olympia next week have finally been revealed.   With the annual dressage extravaganza taking place next Tuesday, December 15, the organisers have been able to confirm the names of the athletes who will be competing for glory, and the rides they’ll be doing it on.

New arrival brings near extinct species back to life at British Animal Park.

A picture of a foal

A baby foal was born to its mother towards the end of last month and brought great news for British equestrians: the nearly three-week old foal is said to be a rare species of horse, once thought to have been extinct. The last sighting of the wild Przewalski species occurred in 1967. However, no further Continue Reading →

Why the long face?

Horse’s facial expression study may reveal more about their emotions

A study conducted between the University of Sussex, University of Portsmouth and Duquesne University in Pennsylvania has opened our eyes to the facial expressions of horses and how they express their emotions in a similar way to humans. It showed that horses actually have 17 different facial expressions, which indicate different moods and intentions. This Continue Reading →

Come and join us at the CLA Game Fair

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One of the biggest celebrations of the Great British Countryside is only a day away, in the shape of the CLA Game Fair. Taking place at the beautiful Harewood House in Yorkshire, over 150,000 people are expected to pay the fair a visit, which has been fantastically as an agricultural Glastonbury!