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  • A TILT at the Scottish National is on the cards for Lie Forrit after a game victory at Haydock.

  • Morris EC's 148cm Premier show may not have been the busiest but it certainly produced some excellent results for our home based riders of which two earned qualifying tickets for the British Masters and one will be heading off to the Royal International.

  • 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.

  • The Percy point-to-point took place on Sunday at a bitterly cold Ratcheugh, where Jessica McKie took her tally for the season to five winners from five runners, when Crazy Diamond was the impressive winner of the NPPA Club members' race.

  • 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.



  • 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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