News

News

  • Bonchester Bridge jockey, Joanna Walton (20), recorded the first double of her career on Drill Sergeant and Oscar Stanley in last Sunday's Braes of Derwent point-to-point meeting at Corbridge.

  • The equine industry in Scotland is growing, and, according to Horse Scotland, it contributes £228m to the Scottish economy per year (excluding racing) -however, there is a need for greater regulation and co-ordination in order to reduce risks, including health and welfare.

  • Heavy rain, which had started mid-morning before clearing after the third race, eased the going to 'good to soft' in last Sunday's Morpeth Hunt point-to-point fixture at Tranwell and the hardy enthusiasts who had braved the elements were rewarded with a dry, sunny afternoon for the second half of the card.

  • Having travelled to the CSIO1* in Valencia, Spain, just a few weeks ago, Charlotte Geddes and her horses look to be up and running ready for the Scottish circuit with an outing to a busy SNEC proving fruitful.

  • 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.

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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Best of the Best

Best of the Best

  • 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.

  • 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.