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Horse & Hound 07-Mar-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Every week Horse & Hound brings horse lovers up-to-date with the latest news and event reports and provides expert equestrian advice on subjects including training and horse care, the latest equine products and feed. The weekly features inform and entertain inspiring readers to go out and ride to improve their horsemanship in every discipline from eventing to show jumping, dressage to showing, polo and hunting. It is also the must read for anyone wanting to buy or sell a horse.

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secrets of success

WITH normal service resumed in respect of the British weather, do turn to our show day survival guide feature (p8 of the show guide) where Harry Meade once again demonstrates his terrifying attention to detail. Have you ever considered checking the wind direction before arriving at a venue to ensure you park your lorry at the correct angle to avoid horses getting the brunt of it? No, well add it to your show preparations to-do list promptly. In fact, maybe that should be something for event organisers to shout about in their marketing — “parking steward is like Carol Kirkwood in cords and will park you appropriately for all meteorological eventualities”. Failing to prepare is preparation to fail, as they say, and undoubtedly the more forethought you can give to all possible…

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new national showjumping training centre to ‘benefit all’

A NEW British Showjumping (BS) national training centre will benefit riders of all levels, as well as coaches, officials and the sport as a whole, it is hoped. BS has completed the purchase of Home Farm, Hothorpe, in Leicestershire, which will be used for training of British squads, amateur riders, judges, course-designers and other officials. The site has a 40x60m indoor arena, outdoor arenas of 30x50m and 60x80m, an 18x35m outdoor pen and an 800m canter track, as well as stabling and accommodation. MAJOR STEP BS chief executive Iain Graham stressed that it will not be a show venue, as BS depends on its network of show centres to deliver competition every week. “Having been in other countries and seen their national and regional training centres, and the benefits they bring, it was evident it…

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young rider’s legacy in organ donation law change

THE family of a young rider who was an inspiration for a change in organ donation law is encouraging everyone in the equestrian world to talk about the subject. Keira Ball, who had a “real passion for horses”, was nine when she died in 2017 following a car accident, in which her mother and brother were seriously injured. Her father, Joe, was approached by the organ donor team at Bristol hospital and made the decision to donate her organs as it was what his daughter would have wanted. Keira’s organs saved the lives of two adults and two children, including 10-year-old Max Johnson, who received her heart. On 26 February, Max and Keira’s Law, named after the pair, cleared its final parliamentary hurdle. From 2020, the law in England will change from an “opt-in”…

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fei ‘stained its reputation’ with world endurance ride

THE Spanish endurance chef d’equipe has been suspended for 12 months for his actions at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) — but the FEI “stained” its own reputation by the chaos in Tryon. The FEI Tribunal found Ignasi Casas Vaque broke rules after the endurance ride at WEG was first re-started and then cancelled (news, 20 September 2018). Videos circulated online of angry scenes in Tryon, including one titled “Guns, riots and death threats at the World Equestrian ‘Grown men were in tears’ FEI TRIBUNAL Games in Tryon”. Dr Vaque was seen on film arguing and shouting, including at the ground jury president. Dr Vaque was found to have shown incorrect behaviour but had not, as the FEI had submitted, brought the sport into disrepute, or committed a criminal act by rioting or engaging others…

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in the news

CHASE THE SPUD The 2017 Midlands National winner has been retired to live with Tori Knight, who looked after him while he was in training with Fergal O’Brien. Owned by Christine Banks, the 11-year-old won more than £136,000. ROARING LION The 2018 World Champion three-year-old has taken to his new breeding role “with aplomb” and his first three mares have all been scanned in foal. The Cartier Horse of the Year is standing at Qatar Racing’s Tweenhills Stud. MY ROYAL TOUCH Eventer Lydia Hannon’s top ride will miss the 2019 season after she was injured at Burghley last year. The 15-year-old mare, who has twice jumped clear across country at Badminton, will hopefully be put in foal.…

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rapid response group set up for infectious diseases

THE British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is establishing a “COBRA-style” emergency response group as part of plans to help prevent the spread of infectious equine diseases. Equine flu has had a significant impact on horse sport in the past month, demonstrating how important vaccination is, but also “how vital it is to educate equine owners about how they can help prevent the spread of diseases”, the BEF said. Recognising that an outbreak of more infectious, and possibly more harmful, diseases could have more impact, including restrictions on movement and possible transmission to humans in some cases, the BEF has “secured wide agreement to a plan to mitigate the impact should the worst threat be realised”. The BEF has gathered stakeholders including the Animal Health Trust (AHT), British Equine Veterinary Association, British Horseracing Authority, British…