• 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.

  • Zara Phillips was among more than 200 international riders competing at the Gillespie Macandrew Hopetoun Horse Trials.

  • Keith Dalgleish wasn't on hand when his Carluke stable posted a 566-1 four-timer at Hamilton on June 18 - celebrating the achievement instead at Royal Ascot.

  • During the national classes there was again some hard fought contests as per usual.

  • The juniors were back in the jumping arena this year after being relegated to the Thistle ring due to ground conditions last year.

  • 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.

  • The weather held for Fife County show where the ground was surprisingly hard.

  • 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.