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Anna Ross: New-look Nationals are ‘a bigger, brighter showcase for our sport’

H&H’s dressage columnist Anna Ross discusses the rejuvenated national championships at Somerford

Anna Ross and Newton Domino competing at the National Dressage Championships
Anna Ross riding Newton Domino at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships.
THE new-look National Dressage Championships at Somerford Park were a great success, providing competitors and horses with hugely improved facilities across the board. Unlike other leading dressage nations, the British Dressage national championships are unique in their commitment to having all levels represented across the board. Having three separate arenas worked well, with each having […]
Posted: 21/09/2021
Atypical myopathy: what you need to know right now
Atypical myopathy in horses is caused by toxins found in the sycamore tree
Atypical myopathy in horses (also known as seasonal pasture myopathy and sycamore myopathy or sycamore poisoning) is an often fatal illness, usually found in grazing equines — mostly in the autumn and spring. This has been more widely recognised in recent years as more information about the disease has become available. The condition weakens the […]
Posted: 21/09/2021
European Eventing Championships: Horse & Hound predicts who will win the medals
Ros Canter: Tokyo Olympics trot-up
British alternate Ros Canter and Allstar B at the first trot-up at the Tokyo Olympics.
THE unique situation set up by having both the Tokyo Olympic Games and the European Eventing Championships at Avenches, Switzerland, within nine weeks has led to interesting selection decisions. A few horses will contest both events – notably Dutch riders Merel Blom’s The Quizmaster and Janneke Boonzaaijer’s ACSI Champ De Tailleur – who were both […]
Posted: 21/09/2021
Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) / arthritis in horses: all you need to know
Long reining can be a useful way of exercising horses with arthritis, also known as Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
Gentle exercise can help keep horses with arthritis comfortable.
Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is another name for osteoarthritis, which is the most common type of arthritis in horses. It is a chronic, (i.e. long-standing) disease in which the cartilage on the ends of bones wears down, resulting in loss of joint mobility, swelling, heat and pain. It is a common cause of lameness, reduced […]
Posted: 21/09/2021
Choke in horses: what you need to know
Signs of choke in horses
Choke in horses occurs when the animal has an obstruction made of food stuck somewhere between the back of the mouth and the stomach within the gullet, which can be more correctly described as the oesophagus. Signs of choke in horses Horses with choke are typically in a very distressed state, coughing and spluttering with […]
Posted: 21/09/2021
A 21st Century Georgian-style home complete with 36 acres, 21 stables, outdoor school and turnout area
Fordham House Farm
Only one lucky person can become the owner Fordham House Farm, a stunning six-bedroom luxury home complete with premier equestrian facilities suitable for any discipline or equestrian sphere. Fordham House Farm can be found in the Essex village of Mount Bures. The property is located on a rural country lane on the edge of the […]
Posted: 21/09/2021
Equine asthma (also known as IAD/RAO/COPD/heaves): how to help your horse
Horses with equine asthma are unable to breathe as well as a healthy horse
Horses with equine asthma are unable to breathe as well as a healthy horse.
Could your horse have equine asthma? Also referred to as IAD, ROA, COPD and heaves, all horse owners need to be aware of this common respiratory problem
Posted: 21/09/2021
4 things the horse world is talking about today: Tuesday 21 September 2021
1. The National Dressage Championships’ new venue being a bit of a hit The majority who attended are raving about the National Dressage Championships’s new home at Somerford Park, including Horse & Hound’s own columnist Anna Ross. You’d hope so – the complaints about the show’s former venue, Stoneleigh Park, went on every year – […]
Posted: 21/09/2021
Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds at Northallerton Equestrian Centre

Posted: 20/09/2021
Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds at Wellington Riding Centre

Posted: 20/09/2021

Posted: 20/09/2021
Plans for New Forest speed cameras to save animals’ lives
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ERB46X New Forest Ponies Grazing At The Roadside In The New Forest Hampshire England UK
Drivers are playing “Russian roulette” with animals’ lives in the New Forest, as calls are made to install average-speed cameras. Thousands of people have signed petitions asking for the cameras to be installed at Roger Penny Way, following a number of fatal collisions involving multiple animals. The first petition, created by Gilly Jones of the […]
Posted: 20/09/2021
Community devastated by death of two-year-old rider
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The Bedale hunt says the entire community has been devastated by the death of a two-year-old rider.. The rider died in hospital after she fell from her pony last Wednesday morning (15 September), on land at Kirkby Fleetham, near Northallerton, North Yorkshire. A spokesman for the hunt said: “We can confirm that a tragic accident […]
Posted: 20/09/2021
Futurity Elite Auction of Showjumping & Eventing youngsters – 21 September

Posted: 19/09/2021
Welsh Masters 2021

Posted: 19/09/2021
Scott Brash and Hello Vincent win the Allianz-Prize

Posted: 17/09/2021
Longines Global Champions Tour Championship Race Shifted Into A New Gear As Ben Maher and Olivier Robert Make History with Joint Lead

Posted: 17/09/2021
Ele Sparkes from Berkshire is August’s NAF Shining Star

Posted: 16/09/2021
Pioneering step in the fight against the spread of equine disease

Posted: 15/09/2021
British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Barcelona CSIO5* Nations Cup Final

Posted: 13/09/2021
Nicole Lockhead Anderson wins Hickstead 1.40m Grand Prix

Posted: 11/09/2021
British Showjumping’s Team NAF Pony and Children’s Teams Announced for Nations Cup Final

Posted: 07/09/2021
Trevor Breen claims another Hickstead title

Posted: 04/09/2021
Emily Moffitt withdraws from Euro Jumping Final

Posted: 03/09/2021
British Breeding Futurity Elite Auction

Posted: 02/09/2021
Emily Moffitt Best of Brits as British Team finish in Europe's Top Ten

Posted: 02/09/2021
William Whitaker leading Brit as Teams head into the Team Euro Champs Final

Posted: 01/09/2021
Joe Stockdale leading Brit on Day One at the Euros

Posted: 31/08/2021
Longines FEI Jumping European Championship Riesenbeck 2021

Posted: 30/08/2021
Robert Murphy scoops the Equitop GLME Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Wales and West Show

Posted: 30/08/2021

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