• 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.

  • 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.

  • It was good to see more Scots than ever take part in this year's Horse of the Year showjumping held at the Birmingham NEC arena and although a red ticket proved elusive, there were plenty of placings and prize money heading north.

  • Renowned judge and member of both NPS and BSPS panels, Sheila Clark, of Upper Bolton, Haddington, was given a bouquet of flowers and a sash at the Morris Equestrian Centre recently as a thank you for a career spent judging the length and breadth of the UK, including judging the M and M supreme ridden at HOYS in 2012.

  • The Scottish National Equestrian Centre just outside Broxburn always offers a good selection of shows and classes for Scotland's show jumpers.

  • KELSO racecourse made history with its first-ever twilight fixture on September 17.

  • WE ARE on colic watch after seeing seven horses with gasey colic over a three-day spell.

  • It may be affectionately known as the 'Wee County' but Clackmannanshire became centre of the universe at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) held in France earlier this month, when Joanne Eccles, from Tillicoultry, took the individual gold medal in the women's individual vaulting competition.

  • RESEARCHERS at the University of Glasgow have identified that horse vets have the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the UK, according to the results of the first ever survey on injuries within the veterinary profession.

  • KEITH Dalgleish, who last year notched a new record for most Flat winners from a Scottish stable, continues in cracking form.

  • Unfortunately for the poor horse gastric ulcers are prevalent in the horse population.

  • IRVINE jockey Danny Tudhope is in cracking form and continued to blaze a victory trail with two doubles in three days.

  • Making a return to the City of Aberdeen Clydesdale Horse Show this year was the coveted Champion of Champions award.

  • BLAIR CASTLE Horse Trials and Country Fair is an annual pilgrimage for most show jumpers from Scotland and further afield as they go to enjoy the unique atmosphere and buzz that is had from running several show jumping rings in parallel to a major British Eventing fixture as well as a small game fair.

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

  • AN eight-year-old mare made it two on the trot at the in-hand show of Highland ponies at Blair Atholl Horse Trials, last week, when she lifted the supreme championship for the second year in succession.

  • The Scottish leg of the Home Pony series 2014 hosted by Morris Equestrian Centre, Kilmarnock was certainly one to remember with some wild entertainment described as fun, unusual and at times completely outrageous.

  • The Cabin EC's 10 days of show jumping - the Sunshine Tour - is fast becoming a 'must attend' date in everyone's diary.

  • Is it a hack? Is it a hunter? No it’s a riding horse. It’s not often that I’m stuck for words, however I found myself floundering a bit recently when a friend asked me to explain to her daughter what the judges looked for in a riding horse.

  • BRITAIN'S most northerly trainer, Jackie Stephen, celebrated her 50th birthday with a winner.