News

News

  • THE Scottish Horse Show committee has announced the judges for its 2015 show, which takes place on Tuesday, July 21, at the Royal Highland Showground.

  • Despite weather warnings, snow and freezing temperatures competitors still headed to the Scottish National Equestrian Centre (SNEC) just outside Broxburn for the last two weekend's fixtures.

  • LIE FORRIT is set to contest the Scottish National, following an impressive win in Kelso's feature £30,000 veterans' handicap chase on January 11.

  • AT A time of year which is depressing for more reasons than one, it came as light relief to receive the accompanying photograph which had winged its way via the Internet from the other side of the world.

  • LUCY Alexander has been crowned 'Lady Jockey of the Year' for the second year running.

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

  • WE ARE on colic watch after seeing seven horses with gasey colic over a three-day spell.

  • When I started in equine practice it was pretty safe to assume that four out of five horses presenting with hindlimb lameness would have bone spavin or osteoarthritis of the small hock joints.

  • Summer usually brings relief for horses suffering from allergic respiratory disease - the equine equivalent of asthma caused by dust and moulds in hay and straw bedding that is now called recurrent airway obstruction, or RAO.

  • The ENDOCRINE disorder known as Cushing's disease - named after the American neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing - was something of a novelty in horses when I began working at Glasgow University's veterinary school in the late 1980s.

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Best of the Best

  • AT A time of year which is depressing for more reasons than one, it came as light relief to receive the accompanying photograph which had winged its way via the Internet from the other side of the world.

  • While expectations run high every year at the Horse of the Year Show no one could have predicted the success of Scottish exhibitors at this year's event which was impressive by any standard.

  • It may be affectionately known as the 'Wee County' but Clackmannanshire became centre of the universe at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) held in France earlier this month, when Joanne Eccles, from Tillicoultry, took the individual gold medal in the women's individual vaulting competition.

  • A RECENT judging trip to Ireland with its border control and foreign currency, brought home to me the need for all of us to concentrate our minds on the impending Scottish referendum.

  • Is it a hack? Is it a hunter? No it’s a riding horse. It’s not often that I’m stuck for words, however I found myself floundering a bit recently when a friend asked me to explain to her daughter what the judges looked for in a riding horse.