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Sometimes when something bad happens it can be a force for good so we're really hoping that the recent outcry over Oliver Towend's overuse of the whip during the cross country phase of Badminton Horse Trials 2018 will bring about a change to eventing rules and attitudes toward the use of the whip on horses in general. This year’s Badminton…

Do we treat horses like cars, or worse?

Written by Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:58
You’ve probably read the recent news story about the 13 year old granddaughter who answered an online free ad from a woman saying that unless someone offered a home to her pony it would have to be put to sleep. Of course, what pony loving girl could resist. However her Nan wasn’t quite as happy to find a forlorn colt…

In Pictures - Grit and Determination at Badminton

Written by Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:44
Tackling the challenging cross-country at Badmninton Horse Trials, through our photographer's lens. Padraig McCarthy (IRL) riding MR. CHUNKY   Tom McEwen (GBR) riding TOLEDO DE KERSER   Oliver Townend (GBR) riding COOLEY SRS   Micheal Jung (GER) riding LA BIOSTHETHIQUE SAM   Rosalind Canter (GBR) riding ALL STAR B   Oliver Townend (GBR) riding BALLAGHMOR CLASS   Richard Jones (GBR)…
Bagging the biggest win of her career, New Zealander, Jonelle Price became the first female winner of Badminton Horse Trials since Lucinda Fredericks back in 2007.         The win with Classic Moet aka Molly came after a shaky showjumping phase, when several rails were rattled but none fell. The final, decisive phase of a three-day event isn't…
One minute you're sitting pretty at the top of your game and the next, it's all turned ugly! That about sums up the last week of Oliver Townend's eventing career, from Kentucky to Badders. It's tough to get to the top and it can be even tougher to stay there. As the Billy Ocean song goes, " When the Going…
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