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  • 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.



  • This late summer BHS Scotland has some particular welfare and safety concerns to contend with and, as usual, the answer to most of the questions we ask is education, but we also need clear enforceable policy.

  • By the time you read this a brand new class at Blair will be over and will surely be a resounding success.

  • Giving up sugar is considered a healthy way to control weight in humans because of a complicated relationship between sugar, mood, over eating, hormones and fat burning and we have all heard about hidden sugars in the modern processed diet.

  • The equestrian spectacle that was the Royal Highland Show - by which I mean the horses AND the horsey people - was a delightful four days, so much so that for the first time we felt we could bear a fifth!

  • BHS Scotland has just returned from a smoothly run and vibrant three days of sport and trade stand at Floors Castle International Horse Trials and then it was Balmoral - so early summer activities are in full swing.

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