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Tony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fight"Without horseytalk we might as well all dig a hole and jump into it."

- Maureen Comber

Horse beach rescue No 1

Horses rescued by after being stuck in thick mud on Moreton Beach

Horses rescued by after being stuck in thick mud on Moreton Beach

Two horses and their young riders have been rescued after becoming stuck in thick mud while on a beach.

Both riders were helped to safety by coastguards and one of the animals was freed relatively quickly from Moreton Beach, on the Wirral.

However, it took four hours to dig out the remaining horse, with the help of an RNLI hovercraft crew.

Flint and Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team, fire crews and the police also helped in the rescue operation.

The RNLI hovercraft from Hoylake was launched at 10:26 BST.

Coastguards and firefighters then began digging together to free the horse's legs.

The RNLI crew and coastguard team also used mud lances in an attempt to soften the sand with water and compressed air.

However, the mud proved too thick for the equipment, a spokesman for the RNLI said.

Horses rescued by after being stuck in thick mud on Moreton Beach

After further digging, and with gentle encouragement, the horse managed to free itself but became stuck again.

Mud boards and mats were then used to provide the animal with some firmer footing until it was finally freed, the spokesman added.

A vet then administered a sedative to avoid any further distress to the animal.

Once ashore, the horse was led into a horse box to receive further assistance and treatment

Volunteer hovercraft crew member Ian Farrall said: "Considering the ordeal the horse had been through, its behaviour was exceptional in what was clearly a distressing situation.

"Walking and horse riding is a safe activity most of the time but it is important to be aware of the risks.

"The sand and mud around the Wirral coast can be dangerous and coastal conditions can change over time."

He advised horse riders and walkers to check local safety notices and to always carry a means of calling for help.

The young horse riders were assessed by the North West Ambulance Service and are back with their parents.

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Tony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fightTony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fight

Please pass my congratulations to him
Charlotte Hunt

Zanie King, groom to Laura Collett
talks about Mr Bass!

Says Steve YandallThis sign is illegal

Equestrians are entitled to use this route - legally.
There are thousands of other illegal signs all over the country banning equestrians.

THEY MUST BE REMOVED

Horse beach rescue No 2

Horse rescued from deep beach mud on Berrow Beach

Emergency teams battled for more than two hours to rescue a horse which got stuck in deep mud off the beach in Somerset.

Firefighters, the coastguard and hovercraft rescue teams all had to be called out to pull the animal to safety in at Berrow on Sunday.

The horse had become buried up to its haunches, with the tide on its way in.

Both the horse and rider were unharmed.

Says Steve McCarron

Steve McCarronWhat is the point of the OPEN SPACES SOCIETY if it does not act to preserve open spaces ..............
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Badminton 2019

Badminton 2019

THE BEST BRITISH HORSE RACINGS

THE BEST BRITISH HORSE RACINGS

Horse racing is one of the most ancient sports of all time.

As it was very popular with the royalty of British society, it soon earned the title of "Sport of Kings". With racing taking place in Britain all year, there is always some interesting top-notch events not to be missed.

No matter whether you just want to keep yourself updated or bet on races, by registering at betway.com, you will find everything you need to know about horse racings and many other kinds of sport betting.

This prestigious bookmaker also rewards its players from the first time they start wagering.

Temporary. What does it mean?

Temporary. What does it mean?Different inspectors have different meanings
For Chailey, it was 20-years.
For Chobham, it was six-months.
For Odiham, it was five-years x twice ......... read more

World's BIGGEST donkey is just one inch off record... and STILL growing

World's BIGGEST donkey is just one inch off record... and STILL growing

-   Derrick the donkey is set to become the biggest of his kind in the world

- Currently stands at 16.3 Hands (5ft 7ins) tall - One inch off the record holder

-   He is set to overtake Romulus, who lives in Texas and believed to be much older

Details ........

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Laura Renwick

As one of the leading lady showjumpers in the UK Laura Renwick is used to travelling the world and competing in some glamorous locations.

During the Springtime Laura takes her young horses as well as her seasoned campaigners over to Portugal to compete in the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour.

Read more .........

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"My name is Jenny. I didn't run away, I'm just walking. Thank you."

"My name is Jenny. I didn't run away, I'm just walking. Thank you."

Every morning in Frankfurt, Germany, you might catch a glimpse of Jenny, a horse who goes on a long walk every morning, all by herself. She has been taking the same route every morning for 14 years, ever since her owner, now 79 years old, became unable to ride. She enjoys greeting all of the familiar faces along the way, and she stops and gets treats and pettings from some of her favorite humans. The locals treat her like a celebrity and happily clean up after her.

"My name is Jenny. I didn't run away, I'm just walking. Thank you."

A piece of paper is attached to her halter that reads, "My name is Jenny. I didn't run away, I'm just walking. Thank you." But the police get calls frequently from people who don't know about the arrangement. They are very familiar with the horse and the owner, and there have been no incidents in 14 years. A local veterinarian gives her routine checkups and continues to find her to be healthy and showing no anxiety about her unique lifestyle.

Keeping our country side safe for walkers

Tracey Crouch appointed as an independent member of British racing's Horse Welfare Board

Tracey Crouch appointed as an independent member of British racing's Horse Welfare Board

The MP for Chatham and Aylesford and former Minister for Sport and Civil Society, has been appointed as an independent member of British racing's Horse Welfare Board.

This follows the announcement in March that former President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and past Chairman of World Horse Welfare, Barry Johnson, has been appointed as the independent chair of the Board.

The Welfare Board's remit is to develop a new welfare strategy covering the whole racing industry. The strategy will look across the whole lifetime of racehorses, before, during and after they leave the sport.

The Welfare Board will also look at how the sport's welfare standards are communicated and how they are perceived by the sport, the public and other audiences.

Tracey Crouch MP said: "I am thrilled to be joining the board at an important time for the sport and look forward to being able to combine both my passion in animal welfare with my interest in horseracing."

Barry Johnson, Chair of the Horse Welfare Board, said: "I am delighted Tracey Crouch has been appointed to the Welfare Board. Her knowledge of animal welfare issues and integrity will be of enormous value to the sport."

The first meeting of the Horse Welfare Board will take place in the coming few weeks. The Horsemen's Group and the Racecourse Association will both be represented on the Board, alongside the British Horseracing Authority (BHA)'s Director of Equine Health and Welfare, Dr David Sykes.

The Board is aiming to set out its thinking for the future of horse welfare in racing later this year and to make initial recommendations by the end of 2019.

"The man at the council offices in the Isle of Wight said that if they stopped adopting/resurfacing bridle paths, the council would need to close down that department" - Tony Barnett

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Says Sandra Smith

Says Sandra SmithThe speed required to ensure that a gate closes is greater than the velocity required to amputate a finger, crush a child or the head of a dog, trap a push or wheelchair, or – literally - tear a hole in the side of a horse ......... read more

An RSPCA investigation has been launched after footage of a young horse rearing up and then collapsing was posted online. .

The horse, which also appears to be thin and in poor condition, is trapped in the harness of a cart after falling at Deeside retail park in Queensferry, Flintshire, North Wales.

Nadine Williams posted the video to social media last night with the caption: 'Today my sister found a horse tied up around by the Range in Deeside.

'She gave the horse water. The horse had a big gash on its head and sores around its mouth.

'What happened next was so disgusting and heartbreaking. RSPCA were called when meeting them he advised police a vet will be attending.'

The video starts with a close up of the horse, zooming in on its mouth, as a person says: 'We've got a big sore on his lip and you're saying it is because of that thing with the rubber thing and you are going to put it back onto its face.' The video then shows the man appearing to struggle as he puts the bridle on the horse's head. A close-up of the head suggests the bridle has been placed on top of a sore. It then continues to show the man struggling to put on the equipment for the horse to pull the cart, known as a sulky.

The horse is then connected to the sulky, which is typically used for racing. The horse rears up and then falls over backwards. It appears to be tangled up in the sulky and harness. Anne Dunwell responded online: 'The arrogance of this cruelty astounds me and shows what a mockery our animal welfare legal system is.

'Shame on our country that this can go on in public and they know they can get away with it. Well done you brave women for filming and taking a stand.' Tracy Flanagan wrote: 'That horse is head shy. It's been hit many times. I worked for years with horses and it's a dead giveaway if they are beaten around the head a lot they constantly throw back the head like that.' A spokeswoman for North Flintshire Police said: 'In response to public concern, we are aware of an incident at a car park in Queensferry involving a horse. It is being dealt with by the RSPCA and Flintshire County Council.'

The BHS and Maureen Comber

How the BHS treats somebody who has been a loyal, dedicated and hard-working member for over 50 years.

April 21 .............DAY 1,755

It is now 17055 days since the BHS shamefully dismissed Maureen Comber after more than 50-years of dedicated and hard-working service.

Maureen ComberStill no regret.

Still no sympathy.

Still no apology.

What is more they have still not paid her back the outstanding money they owe her.

How long can the BHS continue to behave in this disgraceful manner?

Other hard-working BHS members and volunteers beware. This is obviously the way you are going to be treated one day.

"We're backing Maureen"

Click here to read in full the shocking way
Maureen Comber was treated by the BHS

"Well. We all think BHS should apologise to Maureen Comber so there. You're outvoted."

"Well. We all think BHS should apologise to Maureen Comber so there. You're outvoted."

Says Adrienne Yentis

Says Adrienne YentisA friend of mine recently was riding on the heath
and she came across a group of cattle strung out across the bridlepath with no way through – the only way off was to turn round. Fortunately her horse
remained calm throughout. But you can imagine how a nervous horse might react ........... read more

HELP STOP THEIR SUFFERING

HELP STOP THEIR SUFFERINGHELP STOP THEIR SUFFERING

Millions of helpless donkeys are at risk of being captured and slaughtered for their skins.

The growing demand for 'ejiao' – a substance derived from donkey skins that is used in traditional Chinese medicine and cosmetics, is leading to poachers cutting donkey populations by as much as 38 per cent in just two years.

SPANA has already made important steps towards halting this trade, but much more work still needs to be done.

They desperately need your help to train owners to keep donkeys safe from theft. Just £12.00 could contribute to this vital work and stop donkeys enduring the agony of transportation and slaughter as part of the donkey skins trade.

PLEASE GIVE WHAT YOU CAN.

THANK YOU.

Says Linda Wright

Says Linda WrightWe moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more

What is it?

What is it?

It's horsehair, of course.

The International Polo Day 2019

To held at Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on 27th July 2019.

Says Maureen ComberI have been given an ASBO by the Hampshire County Council for standing up for riders rights.

How many other people have been silenced by Hampshire County Council? ........... read more

Horseracing in Britain is among the world's best regulated animal activities.

Responsibility for the care of horses rests with everyone in the sport. From the people who independently govern and regulate racing, through to racecourses, the sport's participants and the 6,000 stable staff whose role it is to care for the 14,000 horses in training at any one time, British horseracing is run by people with a deep love of horses.

Our common objective when it comes to welfare is for a British racing industry with agreed, transparent, world-leading standards of equine care for the whole life of our horses; a commitment to innovate and make ongoing, measurable improvements based on clear evidence; delivered through a coherent, proactive strategy with the full engagement of our sport.

Michael Owen stars in short "Horse Comes First" film which showcases the premier league care received by British racehorses:

"The British horseracing industry is unified in its commitment to the welfare of our animals and we strive for the highest standards, constantly investing in research and education.

We are proud of our record on equine welfare, but we must never stand still when it comes to making our sport safer for our horses and ensuring they receive the best possible standards of care. This should be the case from the moment they are born until well after the end of their racing careers.

The BHA is the sport's independent regulator and is responsible for setting and enforcing the standards that the industry must adhere to. Nothing has a higher priority for the BHA and those involved in British racing"

Nick Rust, BHA Chief Executive

"It must be remembered Britain has the best equine vets in the world, and the BHA's teams of vets on racecourses are fantastic, totally committed. I've found the BHA to be transparent in everything I request of them."

David Muir, equine consultant for the RSPCA

"World Horse Welfare does not accept the claim that horses are unwilling participants in sport. Horses bred to compete will rise to the challenge, as anyone who has ever taken part in equestrian sport knows. This notion that sport is bad for horses needs to be challenged – and challenged forcefully. Yes, sport horses are well cared for, but that is no more than one should expect. However, the sheer amount of investment that flows into the horse industry and the resulting research that is conducted on horse health and welfare has done an enormous amount for horses everywhere."

Roly Owers, Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare

Says Sally Edwards and Jo WareFrensham Common, rrey

Official. The National Trust does not own or have any other interest on the common land apart from the burial mounds .............. read more

Making a fashion statement!

Would you wear this shirt?

Says Tony BarnettGATES OR STILE’S WILL ONLY BE LAWFUL AS LONG AS THE REASONS FOR THE INSTALLATIONS ARE SERVING THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY WERE INTENDED.

ANY STOPPING UP OR CLOSING OFF OF RIGHTS OF WAY SHOULD BE CHALLENGED FOR APPROVAL/CONSENT FROM THE APPROPRIATE MINISTER OF THE CROWN ........... read more

Hockey on horseback celebrates 150th anniversary

Hockey on horseback celebrates 150th anniversary

Polo Celebrates an Important Birthday1869-2019

2019 marks a special year for the sport of polo. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first acknowledged game of polo. 'Hockey on horseback', as it was referred to then was organised by officers stationed at Aldershot, one of whom had read about a form of the game in India, in The Field magazine. Etiquette, followed by rules developed very quickly afterwards, as did the emergence of polo being played at many Clubs, Hurlingham being amongst the first (1874).

With this is mind, Polo150 will be celebrating this momentous occasion throughout 2019 with a series of events and tournaments, including The Chapple Cup Series military matches, International matches and The Poloafrica Tour to the UK hosted by UKAFPA between 17 – 25 June culminating in a weekend of games at Cirencester Park Polo Club for The Warwickshire Cup Day and The Royal Windsor Cup at Guards Polo Club. Polo150 will be inclusive, acknowledging the military origins of the sport, but incorporating all elements and players (past and present) of today's 'global' game. HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron of UK Armed Forces Polo Association Charity (UKAFPA) and supports the Polo150 initiative.

"As Patron of the U.K. Armed Forces Polo Association, I am delighted to support their 'Polo150' initiative to celebrate this significant landmark in the sport's history.

"I do congratulate the U.K.A.F.P.A. for taking on this initiative, and for using it to bring the world of polo together to celebrate a most remarkable sport – from which I still bear the scars! – and send my very best wishes to everyone in the polo world as we celebrate its one hundred and fiftieth birthday."

During the year, Polo150 will be raising money for polo related charities all over the world. Donations can be made through Just Giving or via the UKAFPA website.

Says Linda WrightWe moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more

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Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

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Says Naomi Smith

Says Naomi SmithIt is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more

Congratulations

Darrell Scaife 

Darrell Scaife 

Darrell brings to his new role as British Eventing Youth Performance Manager a huge amount of experience in coaching and developing younger riders through his role as Director of Riding at Stonar School and as the Chair of Selectors and Chef d'Equipe to British Junior Squad, along with being a Fellow of the British Horse Society and BE Master Coach.

Darrell has also undertaken the important role of Chef d'Equipe to Zimbabwe Eventing where he led Zimbabwe's first equestrian, Camilla Kruger, to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Since becoming Chair of Selectors and Chef d'Equipe to British Junior Squad in 2014, the GBR team have seen much success taking four team and three individual medals at the Junior European Championships.

On his appointment, Darrell commented; "I'm looking forward to creating a programme which offers a clear arc of progress for athletes as they journey through the BE Youth Programmes. The aim is to continue to deliver medal winning results at European Championships, help to facilitate success at Senior level, and to offer a programme which allows athletes to develop, progress and remain engaged with the sport whether or not they achieve squad selection."

This new role will oversee the British Eventing Junior and Young Rider Programmes following this year's Youth European Championships at Maarsbergen, the Netherlands, from 10 - 14 July.

Find out more about BE's Youth Programmes HERE.

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