Monthly Archives: June 2011

An evening with Barry Capstick, international carriage driver

and tour of Unicorn Equestrian Trust’s Olympic training facilities.

Unicorn Equestrian Trust, Netherswell, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1JZ
Tuesday 11 October 2011 – 6.00pm tour of Trust
6.30pm – 8.30pm carriage driving demonstration

£18 CLA members; £25 non-members

Barry Capstick is a professional horseman and international driving trainer and represents Ireland at National and International level. He has been five times British National Champion and Irish National Champion with his Dutch bred warmblood geldings. He is currently aiming for the World Championships in August this year.

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Charles Stanley British Masters Showjumping 2011

The British Masters Three Day International Showjumping Show is taking place at South View Competition Centre 1st- 3rd July 2011.

Spectacular jumping is promised at this FEI 3* event with top riders from all over the world taking part in a full three day program. With in excess of £100,000 prize money at stake, there is a world ranking class each day, culminating on Sunday with the coveted British Masters title, itself with a prize fund of £31,000.

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Fly Fringe appeal off to a flying start

Local people in Honduras who rely on their working horses for their livelihoods are praising the generosity of people in the UK.

Over the last 10 and a half weeks almost 540 fly fringes have been purchased by members of the public, more than 220 have been donated online, and World Horse Welfare has received almost 300 fringes at their Hall Farm Rehabilitation and Rehoming Centre as part of the charity’s ‘No Flies on Me’ Appeal.

World Horse Welfare launched the Fly Fringe Appeal in March to improve the lives of the thousands of Honduran cart horses who work continuously, despite being plagued by relentless swarms of biting insects.

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Blenheim supports Riding for the Disabled

The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) will be this years official charity of The Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (8-11 September 2011).

 The RDA is dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of people through education, therapy and fun.  It will stage a number of displays at the event, in Blenheim’s Attractions arena. These will include riders with various disabilities, demonstrating their equestrian skills and showcasing the Charity’s work.  Visitors will be able to purchase a range of RDA gifts and donate to this worthy cause at their trade stand which will be located close to the Attractions arena.

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