Recent Features

Recent Features

  • IN THE fifth and final part of our series following young horses being produced by Richard Telford this year, we hear that Diamond and Kiki have had a succesful show season.

  • North Highland College have been offering equestrian courses since 1990, last September they moved into a newly converted farm which utilised the farm buildings into stabling, classrooms and a new purpose built indoor arena.

  • Houston Farm Riding School in Uphall, West Lothian, was established in 1972 by Ian and Elizabeth Comrie. Today, the business is still part of the family and provides many clients with their first introduction to horses.

  • In the third part of our series following young horses being produced by Richard Telford this season we meet a Highland stallion that has proved troublesome to break.

  • RICHARD Telford is a professional show producer and rider based in Haddington, in East Lothian. From the original three horses we are following for this feature, Howick Patrician was sold shortly after the first feature to a professional producer in the south to contest large riding horse classes. The other two horses are working well and have been backed and ridden away.



  • Jim and Allan Ferrie are the names behind one of Scotland's best known farriers. A family trade their father Craig and grandfather Thomas Craig were both were farriers in Easterhouse area of Glasgow and Kirkintilloch.

  • LUCY Alexander has capped yet another great season, becoming the first female in history to win the conditional jockeys' championship title.

  • THERE'S NO denying that racing is tough – to get a horse fit and ready to race to actually making it the racecourse takes time, perseverance as well as a bit of luck.

  • When Kim O'Dwyer decided to start breeding horses it was on a small scale, with the goal to do it right with quality rather than quantity.

  • Douglas Duffin is one of Scotland's most succesful showjumpers, having won most of the Scottish branch showjumping titles.



  • Rob Roy McGregor lived from 1671 to 1734 and spent so much of his life in and around the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs area that you'll hear it described as 'Rob Roy Country'.

  • WITH winter fast approaching and horses growing thick winter coats, the British Grooms Association (BGA) have the following tips on clipping.

  • JO Luton is a event rider based in the Borders, who also has an interest in point-to-pointing and has two horses we will follow this winter.

  • A gelding who survived one of the worst animal cruelty cases the UK has ever seen this week won his first ever dressage competition at a local horse show.

  • THE RISKS of buying a horse online exposed after animal charities launch a new minimum standards for UK websites with Defra backing.

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