News

News

  • Tying-up is condition characterised by muscle pain and cramping (due to the muscle tissue being broken down) and is usually associated with some shape of exercise.

  • TOP SHETLAND and the overall heavy horse champion...

  • The popular Summer Extravaganza Show saw Scotland's Douglas Duffin return briefly to home soil to snatch a HOYS qualifier the same week he had just been crowned Cock o' The North winner at the Great Yorkshire.

  • PEOPLE travelled from all over Scotland to attend a recent National Pony Society Scotland open day at Willie and Jean Ralston’s Moss-side Highland pony stud.

  • MURTHWAITE Mercy set a new record price for a Fell pony sold at auction of 7000gns when sold at the recent Murthwaite reduction sale held by North West Auctions on behald of the late Thomas Bracken Capstick.

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

  • Many people would say that the people associated with the ponies and horses of our equestrian world are much more important that the equines themselves.

  • 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.