News

News

  • CHICAGO Outfit posted a hat-trick of victories at Hexham after landing the three-mile handicap chase on June 21 for Hawick owner/trainer, George Bewley, whose son Jonathon rode the gelding.

  • Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy is a common disease of horses that has been recognised for centuries.

  • The sun shone, the crowd were enthralled and enthusiastic, the atmosphere electric and the competition fierce for the 2015 Andrews Bowen Grand Prix held in the main ring at this year's Royal Highland show.

  • The junior finals always draw the crowds as they watch the tiny ponies and jockeys gallop at speed over substantial fences.

  • There were so many highlights at this year’s Royal Highland Show that it is genuinely difficult to select one which stood out, although perhaps the heavy horse turnouts in the main ring on Saturday afternoon would have to be up there with the best.

Dressage

Dressage

  • A NUMBER of Scottish dressage riders made the long trip down to Stoneleigh Park, last week, to compete at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships 2014 where there were 22 championship titles up for grabs.

  • SNEC hosted Scotland's second Petplan Area Dressage Festival, a direct qualifier for the final at Hartpury in April.

  • Twenty-eight teams from around Britain competed at the British Dressage Home International at the Morris Equestrian Centre, Rowallan last weekend.

  • GREAT Britain wins team bronze in the dressage team competition at the ECCO FEI European Championships in Herning, Denmark.

  • APPLICATIONS will soon close for the British Equestrian Federation's England Excel Talent Programme.

Veterinary

Veterinary

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Best of the Best

  • AS I arrived for commentating duties at Central and West Fife Show minutes after the light horse administration marquee blew down in the hurricane force winds we had two weekends ago, the thoughts occurred to me firstly, "Has anyone been hurt?" and secondly, "What would the Health & Safety Executive have to say about that?"

  • I HAVE to take my hat off to the board of directors of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland for its recent decision to make a huge £500,000 commitment to the light horse section at Ingliston by investing in an all-weather surface for Ring 6.

  • Despite the euphoria expressed in last month's column about my incredible trip to the Cheltenham Festival, I can't say that it wasn't a hassle getting there and back.

  • There's a crisp £50 note sitting in my wallet which I'm loathe to pend as its very presence evokes wonderful memories of a recent visit to the Cheltenham Festival and, yes, it was my return for a bet on the winner of The Betfred Champion Gold Cup.

  • The Stirling Bull Sales was less of an eye-opener that I expected when I made my first ever visit to the famous event earlier this month.