News

News

  • Nick Orpwood took his seasonal tally to 18 with a short-price double on Chaz Michaels and Milano Magic at Haydon point-to-point last week at blustery Hexham.

  • It has been a tough couple of months for The Cabin EC after sensibly ceasing competition after a horse tested positive to strangles.

  • 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.

  • The sun shone and thing went to plan at Ayr Show, though the ground wasn't great in the practice ring, main arena itself held up well all day.

  • MUSSELBURGH proved a happy hunting ground for Linda Perratt when the East Kilbride trainer began May with a hat-trick of wins.

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

  • Embryo transfer is a technique that allows us to breed from mares without interrupting their training/competition diary by using a surrogate mare to carry the foal.

  • When it comes to routine healthcare for your horse, a flu vaccination given once a year might seem like just another one of those things to remember to have done.

  • Joint, ligament and tendon disease can be difficult to treat with traditional methods.

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.