• SCOTLAND’S equine fraternity is gearing up for one of its favourite events of the year, the Longines FEI European Eventing Championships, at Blair Castle, next month (September 10-13) when riders from 16 nations will compete in the first senior championship to be held at the famous venue.

  • TOP SHETLAND and the overall heavy horse champion...

  • The popular Summer Extravaganza Show saw Scotland's Douglas Duffin return briefly to home soil to snatch a HOYS qualifier the same week he had just been crowned Cock o' The North winner at the Great Yorkshire.

  • PEOPLE travelled from all over Scotland to attend a recent National Pony Society Scotland open day at Willie and Jean Ralston’s Moss-side Highland pony stud.

  • MURTHWAITE Mercy set a new record price for a Fell pony sold at auction of 7000gns when sold at the recent Murthwaite reduction sale held by North West Auctions on behald of the late Thomas Bracken Capstick.

  • With the help of 80 volunteers, the BHS in Scotland has recently completed a multi-use audit of nine of Scotland's Great Trails.

  • From 25 starters just one young lady booked her ticket to the British National Championships as a result of winning the Discovery Second round held at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre near Broxburn.

  • CHICAGO Outfit posted a hat-trick of victories at Hexham after landing the three-mile handicap chase on June 21 for Hawick owner/trainer, George Bewley, whose son Jonathon rode the gelding.

  • Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy is a common disease of horses that has been recognised for centuries.

  • The sun shone, the crowd were enthralled and enthusiastic, the atmosphere electric and the competition fierce for the 2015 Andrews Bowen Grand Prix held in the main ring at this year's Royal Highland show.

  • The junior finals always draw the crowds as they watch the tiny ponies and jockeys gallop at speed over substantial fences.

  • There were so many highlights at this year’s Royal Highland Show that it is genuinely difficult to select one which stood out, although perhaps the heavy horse turnouts in the main ring on Saturday afternoon would have to be up there with the best.

  • Some horses will become ill during or within the first three days following transport.

  • British Horse Society Affiliated Riding Clubs exist, to quote their website, "to provide support and encouragement to amateur riders of all levels - from the dedicated competitor to the happy hacker".

  • Things are hotting up around the country, other than the weather, with the final qualifiers for the Highland show on offer at a range of shows and venues across the country.

  • The weather has played a big part in Scottish show jumping in the lead up to the Highland show with a few of the outdoor shows suffering from a week of endless rain resulting in very low entries.

  • Transport can be a stressful business depending on the temperament of your horse, so it's worth putting a little planning in before you set off.

  • The overall condition of a horse's feet is governed by many factors including farriery, nutrition and genetics.

  • Zara Phillips is one of at least three 2012 Olympic team members saddling up for the Gillespie Macandrew Hopetoun Horse Trials at the end of the month.

  • CHIGACO Outfit scored his second success in a fortnight for trainer George Bewley and his jockey son, Jonathon, on a good afternoon for Hawick connections.