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Horse & Hound


Published by TI Media Limited 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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I’M always slightly wary of looking back at “the good old days” with rose-tinted glasses, forgetting all that was worse. But like daydreams, there is something so comforting in reminiscing over happy days that is good for our minds and souls, and that is why this issue is a real favourite. During lockdown, many readers spent days in their attics, happening upon photographs and rosettes that sparked great memories, and sharing those with their friends. We wanted to share them with the whole equestrian community, and so we created our first readers’ nostalgia issue. H&H features editor Martha Terry was inundated with correspondence of the very best kind. From memories of taking horses on trains, string girths – and string gloves – to seeing our heroes for the first time, and all…

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extra events and credit as sports start again

REPLACEMENT and additional dates, classes and championships – and extended or discounted registration – are among measures being taken by governing bodies as sport gets under way again. British Dressage (BD), British Eventing (BE) and British Showjumping (BS) are looking at how they can support members and venues, while keeping a viable sport going. BE is offering a 50% discount on full horse registrations and 10% on membership in 2021, for those who held these during a set period this year. In competition, extra days at Tweseldown and Aston-le-Walls were given the nod after huge demand, while some championships and international classes have been rescheduled (see below). “We’ve said to our membership that where we can put extra days and dates in, we will look to do so,” BE chief executive Jude Matthews…

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new events and championships run

VENUES have stepped in to hold championships and international classes to help replace fixtures lost to coronavirus. Lincolnshire’s Norton Disney will host the 2019 and 2020 British Eventing BE80(T) championships, while a new event at Burnham Market Horse Trials, Norfolk, (17–20 September) will host CCI4*-L and CCI4*-S for eight- and nine-year-old horses. The 2019 BE80(T) championship will run as a standalone class at Norton Disney (2) (16–18 October) in addition to the 2020 final – which had been due to run at Burghley Horse Trials for the first time this year. The new Burnham Market event will hold CCI4* classes following Blenheim’s cancellation. BE chief executive Jude Matthews said the additional classes were “excellent news”. “It will give combinations a much-needed opportunity to gain important minimum eligibility requirements following the sad cancellation of this year’s…

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sadness at closure of leading vet charity

THE equestrian world is in urgent need of an infectious disease monitoring programme following the news of the Animal Health Trust’s (AHT) impending closure. The AHT announced its closure on Friday (3 July) after uncertainty surrounding its finances, compounded by the economic impact of Covid-19 (news, 28 May). “The decision to cease operations has been reached after several months of trying to secure funding,” said a statement from the charity. “Although substantial progress was made, the charity has been unable to secure the significant funds it needs to have a long-term viable future.” The AHT is the leading veterinary and scientific research charity dedicated to animal health and welfare. Its veterinary service provides care, while its scientific team researches cures and treatments for disease and injury, from providing specialist advice to developing vaccines. Examples…

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WII LIMBO Georgie Spence’s five-star stalwart, owned by Suzanne Doggett, Lucy Fleming, Sam Wilson and Russell Spence, has retired aged 17. Georgie and “Woody” completed six CCI5*s, finishing 12th at Burghley in 2015. BON AMI Scott Brash’s former top speed horse has died aged 19. The pair scored top-level wins including Scott’s first World Cup grand prix victory in Toronto in 2011, and Bon Ami had a happy retirement in Scotland. INDIAN TRAIL Georgina Andrews’ coloured show horse has died aged 34. He won championships at Hickstead, had Royal Windsor victories, and also jumped successfully prior to his showing career.…

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riders warned: stick to rules and don’t break our sport

RIDERS must adhere to rules governing post-lockdown events or risk losing their sport in the immediate future. Governing bodies have reminded competitors that permission was granted for equestrian sports to resume on the basis of detailed plans submitted to the Government. These included details of social distancing and other protective measures taken to mitigate any spread of the virus and keep all participants as safe as possible. British Eventing (BE) chief executive Jude Matthews told H&H riders must be responsible. “We’re so privileged to have got the go-ahead, before some other sports, but the key message is: ‘We have to stick to the rules’,” she said. “We’re not trying to be draconian or spoil people’s fun; agree or not, the rules are there to keep the sport running.” BE rules include a limit on the number…