Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nunney International Horse Trials – A good galloping track for a confidence-boosting outing

Nunney International Horse Trials is the perfect event for less experienced rider/horse combinations, as well as offering questions for those with more miles under their belts.

Situated at Southfield Hose at Whatley near Frome, it’s a proper galloping track on good, well-established turf which is  widely regarded as the best type of ground on which to run an event.

There’s a very good covering of grass which has a dense sward, offering that all important spring, and all courses will be aerated if necessary.

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Top tips from the experts at World Horse Welfare

World Horse Welfare is giving you the chance to learn from a number of equine experts at our Spring Talk later this month.

Members of the public will be able to gain in-depth knowledge about several horse-related subjects such: – as worming, insurance, farriery, nutrition and polework at our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton on Tuesday 29 May 2012.

We have a number of guest speakers at the event which include: –

• Vet Andy Williamson from Uplands Way Vets in Diss, Attleborough and Cromer

• John Blake from Breckland Farriers

• World Horse Welfare Field Officer Jacko Jackson

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Bishop Burton College Town and Country Day

Town & Country Day and BD Event to run along side the next British Horseball Association League Competition May 26-27 2012

The Bishop Burton College Town and Country Day is being held 27 May. The event, which includes themed events and activities, will run alongside the College’s British Eventing Horse Trials.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a wide variety of displays, demonstrations and activities, all with a distinctly rural flavour, including: Falconry; Mini Zoo; Dog Agility and Dog Show; Horseball; Chainsaw Sculpture; Children’s activities (including children’s story teller and face painting); Steel Band, Street Dancing, Zumbathon; Jewellery Making; Mini Olympics; Country Cookery; Woodland Crafts; Floristry Demonstrations; Fashion Show and much more!

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The Cotswold Confidence Clinic for Riders

Have you ever thought or said any of these things?

“I go to the yard 3-4 times each week. But I never get on and ride.”

“Every time my horse canters, I freak out.”

“I’m afraid of getting hurt and not being able to work or care for my family.”

“I want riding to be FUN – the way I remember it as a kid. Instead, all I do now is worry about everything.”

“Every time I go to a show I feel sick.”

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Can Tina Fletcher win the Carpetright Derby for the second year in a row?

Last year Tina Fletcher became the first lady rider to win the Hickstead Derby for 38 years. Next month, she hopes to become the first woman to win the most famous of showjumping classes on two consecutive occasions.

Tina’s Carpetright Derby winner, the quirky but talented Promised Land, has jumped in the class twice and is yet to have a single pole down – an incredible achievement considering there’s only been 53 clear rounds in the Derby since it was first run in 1961.

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