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  • 0 Looking to Improve Your Dressage? Train With Mirrors.

    Incorporating training mirrors into your arenas enhances the professional ambiance of your facilities, demonstrating a commitment to ongoing refinement and a pursuit of excellence in equestrian training. For livery yards, this addition signifies a premium feature that distinguishes your establishment as First-Class. Currently, we offer special deals: £3995 for 5 mirrors installed on timber, £5995 for 5 mirrors installed on steel, or the option to purchase 5 mirrors for self-installation. Our sensation mirrors, with a steel backing and impact core, are designed to serve as the ultimate training aid. Pay Monthly available with Interest FREE installments over 3 months Installed within 3 weeks of order See our listing for contact details: www.nfed.co.uk/d.php?ref=713

  • 0 NEW FOREST RTA Week commencing 19th Feb 2024

    New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock Week commencing Monday 19th February 2024 19/02/2024 Roan Mare - Injured Near Matley House - B3056 M Lovell20/02/2024 Dun Mare – Injured Pony Uninjured Burley Road, South Weirs R Maton Click Here to see how to report an accident, problems with New Forest stock or driving incident.

  • 0 NEW FOREST RTA Week commencing 12th Feb 2024

    New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock Week commencing Monday 12th February 2024 I am really pleased to report that no RTC’s involving Forest livestock were reported last week. Click Here to see how to report an accident, problems with New Forest stock or driving incident.

  • 0 NEW FOREST RTA Week commencing 5th Feb 2024

    New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock Week commencing Monday 5th February 2024 10/02/2024 Pony - Nothing Found Marlpit Oak - B3055 (W) J Gerrelli Click Here to see how to report an accident, problems with New Forest stock or driving incident.

  • 0 NEW FOREST RTA Week commencing 29th Jan 2024

    New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock Week commencing Monday 29th January 2024 30/01/2024 Brown pony - Nothing Found B3054 Beaulieu Heath R Maton Click Here to see how to report an accident, problems with New Forest stock or driving incident.

  • 0 NEW FOREST RTA Week commencing 22nd Jan 2024

    New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock Week commencing Monday 22nd January 2024 I am really pleased to report that no RTC’s involving Forest livestock were reported last week. Click Here to see how to report an accident, problems with New Forest stock or driving incident.

  • 0 Submitting Events

    It’s that time of year when organisers are planning events & we are happy to put them in the diary, but please ensure that all required information is supplied or we can’t help you. Please use the submission form, the big blue button marked +New Event at the top of the diary. It’s very easy, but if you have any problems, check out the FAQs for other ways to submit events. Using the form will ensure that the correct information is received in a format that works. We are getting a lot of emails with partial information, sorry but we don’t have time to look for or chase up the details & these will simply be ignored. Hopefully, with your help we can keep the event diary running properly & a handy service for everyone. Thank youSteve

  • 0 New Forest RTA Week commencing 1st Jan 2024

    New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock Week commencing Monday 1st January 2024 04/01/2024 Jenny Donkey - Injured & Destroyed - WEARING REFLECTIVE COLLAR Sway Road, Brockenhurst R Maton Click Here to see how to report an accident, problems with New Forest stock or driving incident.

  • 0 New Forest RTA Week commencing 25th Dec 2023

    New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock Week commencing Monday 25th December 2023 We are very pleased to report that there were no RTA’s involving Commoners stock for the above week. Click Here to see how to report an accident, problems with New Forest stock or driving incident.

  • 0 New Forest RTA Week commencing 18th Dec 2023

    New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock Week commencing Monday 18th December 2023 20/12/2023 Pony - Nothing Found Between Latchmoor House & Filly Inn - B3055 (W) R Maton23/12/2023 Bay filly - Injured & Destroyed Janesmoor Plain Road, Fritham R Maton Click Here to see how to report an accident, problems with New Forest stock or driving incident.

  • 0 News Pages Updated

    News Pages Updated The old Forest News, Crime News & Business news pages have been replaced by a single news page using the far more modern software. Apart from simplifying & updating the site, it now makes it possible to share each news article separately. As usual, if you have any problems or if you wish to post any news items, please get in touch. The Racing News & Equine News are unchanged. Both of these pages update automatically from external sources. A few minor changes have been made to the menus & site colours to clearly differentiate between the four many sections. If you are seeing mixed colours, please try clearing your internet history to ensure that old file are replaced by the latest versions.

  • 0 New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock

    New Forest Traffic Accidents Involving Commoners Stock Week commencing Monday 11th December 2023 11/12/2023 Pony - Injured & Destroyed Hatchet Pond to Beaulieu Aerodrome - B3054 M Lovell11/12/2023 Chestnut filly foal - Injured & Destroyed Longslade View to Marlpit Oak - C10 (E) J Gerrelli13/12/2023 Pony - Uninjured A326 Hardley M Lovell14/12/2023 Bay mare - Killed Stockley to Hatchet Pond - B3055 (E) M Maton16/12/2023 Brown Pony - Nothing Found Vereley Hill - C10 (W) J Gerrelli Click Here to see how to report an accident, problems with New Forest stock or driving incident.

  • 0 Happy New Year to All.

    The NFED is 25 years old this year, which really is unbelievable. It has been quite a journey for us personally, from the original idea back in 1998 when it was just an extra section of www.ckart.co.uk to taking the plunge & starting the standalone NFED website in 1999. As it grew, I struggled to keep on top of it whilst having a full time job, then in 2009 I accepted voluntary redundancy to run the site full time. Now, I am receiving a pension & running the site as a hobby. We have made some great friends & had lots of adventures along the way. We have been thrown off several servers dues to excess traffic, so had to learn how to run our own server. Before the social media, there were the ups & downs of running the forums, we have helped to catch scammers, we have had two Facebook pages closed down, been finalists in Hampshire web awards, survived foot & mouth, equine flu, strangles & covid epidemics to name just a few. The internet has changed drastically, from dial up modems, two common browsers & screen sizes, to super-fast fibre connections, multiple devices, screen sizes & now more views on mobiles than larger screens. Around us, the New Forest has become a National Park & many of our original users have now, like us become grandparents. Throughout all of this, we have deliberately kept the site small, personal & manageable from our home in Sway. I like to think of it as an online version of a very friendly but busy corner shop. I am often contacted by people that have moved away & are very disappointed that there is nothing like the NFED in their new area. This is how we would like it to continue, but adjusted to fit in with our busy lives & most importantly, pay for itself. To this end, the site has been trimmed down over the last year with the removal of under used sections. The Help & FAQ have been developed to allow us to remove the business phone, we can still be contacted by Email if needed. The payment system has been simplified & moved away from Sagepay & Global Payments to PayPal for card processing. This has saved a fair amount of money, but this was quickly swallowed up by increased shopping cart charges. Software subscriptions are now a large expense. When we started, any software was on a single licence but these have now changed to subscription. Without the software such as MS Office, Adobe & CPanel, we simply can’t run the site or server, so we have no choice. The most labour intensive section is event diary. It does bring in a lot of traffic, who then go on to view the adverts & services that make it all work, but we desperately need more support of equestrian businesses, venues & equestrian centres to make this worthwhile. If you own or use a venue or, offer any kind of service to the equestrian community, please look at how it can be advertised in the Service Directory. Costs are only £3.00 per month for a full listing or £1.50 per month for a basic economy listing, each time the payment is received, the listing is shared on our social pages giving further publicity & amazing value for money. Anyway, we thank you all for your continued support & hopefully a few more years of this unique little corner of the internet. Happy New Year & Happy Riding 2024 Steve & Claire.

  • 0 Removal of the Miscellaneous Category

    We are no longer accepting miscellaneous adverts which include general household items or furniture. This helps to simplify the administration and focus on the intended equestrian and countryside adverts. The classifieds miscellaneous category has been set to view only, so although existing adverts can be seen, new adverts can no longer be submitted to the miscellaneous category. This helps to simplify the administration & focus on the intended equestrian & countryside adverts. When the last of existing ads has expired, the miscellaneous category will be removed entirely. All other categories are completely unaffected.

  • 0 Changes to Shopping Cart Card Payments

    Card payments processing has been changed over from Opayo (formally Sagepay) to PayPal Commerce Platform. If you are a regular user, you will notice a different look but it is actually easier to use & a Paypal account is not needed for card payments. Apart from the ease of use for customers, there are considerable savings & less administration needed, which all helps to keep the NFED online. Any problems, please get in touch.

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