• AT THIS time of Remembrance, The Horse Trust looks back at 100 years of helping war horses throughout the conflicts of the last century.

  • THE Scottish SPCA has expressed disappointment after a man who allowed his horse to suffer was not given a ban on keeping animals in court.

  • A NUMBER of equine charities have worked together to rescue 17 horses left to rot in Essex.

  • Gather your friends for a spectacular evening in aid of a worthy cause as the Cotswold RDA are holding a fund raising ball on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

  • THE Sport Horse Breeding Of Great Britain (SHB (GB)) are holding a mare grading.

  • I HAVE become Flaky mare's Punkahwallah – we have devised this method of going riding that involves me carrying a leafy sprig of elder about a meter long – (the leafier the better) and violently batting the clegs whenever they come near!

  • APPLICATIONS will soon close for the British Equestrian Federation's England Excel Talent Programme.

  • World renowned farrier Jim Ferrie is the latest expert to join an elite team being created to offer some of very best equine treatment in the north of England.

  • A woman who allowed her pony to live in a field overrun with the poisonous weed ragwort has been banned from keeping horses for five years following a Scottish SPCA investigation.

  • HRH The Princess Royal recently enjoyed an equestrian day out in the sunshine at Benderloch, visiting the Argyll RDA Driving Group and watching a training session at the group's new arena, built last year.

  • BETA International has invited World Horse Welfare to return as its chosen charity for the next two years.

  • Scotland's leading First Aid Charity, St Andrew's First Aid, is calling for nominations for the Scottish First Aid Awards 2013.

  • Bracklinn Stud in Perthshire recently hosted a stockjudging and stud open day day in aid of the NPS Scotland young judges training.

  • A HUGE fire in Birmingham last week has highlighted the dangers of sky lanterns.

  • The Grand National winner Auroras Encore will parade at this year's Great Yorkshire Show (July 9-11)

  • At the Royal Highland Show the annual The Scottish Farmer supplier awards are presented.

  • John McEwen , the director of equine sports science and medicine for the Lottery funded Equestrian World Class Programme has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2013 for his services to equestrian sport.

  • Andrew Finding the chief executive of the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has been awarded an OBE for services to equestrianism and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours list on June 15.

  • FIVE Riding For Disabled groups recently attended the West and Central Region's annual regional dressage qualifier and countryside challenge at Sauchieburn, Stirling.

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    Congratulations to all the intrepid young female Scottish riders who completed Badminton, there has never been such a strong and impressive north of the border contingent and it just goes to show that Scottish equestrianism is in very good heart in spite of the recession and three years of terrible weather.