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.
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.
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.
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.
Take sunshine, huge crowds, some of the best riders in the country, one of Britain's top course designers, a fabulous atmosphere and £18,000 prize money and what unfolded was the best show jumping class of this year's Royal Highland Show.
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.