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Good Week/bad Week
One was confused by an online news report of tailbacks on a dual carriageway caused by, the headline said, a “horse breaking down”. We’re fairly sure it was the horsebox that broke down; the horse definitely didn’t have a flat tyre or its bonnet up…
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It’s ‘Frexit’ At The Cotley
catherine.austen@futurenet.com @cfausten123 FOR many, the wilds of Devon are to be avoided for hunting. It is seemingly a place where, historically, the local populace pursued different game animals nearly the whole year round and, even more worrying
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This Week In Numbers
10.5 the winning margin notched up by Oasby (1) OI winners, Piggy March and Dargun 3 THE NUMBER OF WINS FOR WILLA NEWTON AT OASBY (1) 71 the percentage of showjumping clears in the novice sections at Tweseldown (1) 22.3 the best finishing score at Mu
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‘Keep Your Dreams Big’
jennifer.donald@futurenet.com @ jen_donald Randox Grand National Festival, Aintree Racecourse, Merseyside GLASS ceilings have become just about the most dangerous cliché to stand under in racing in the past 12 months due to the smashing tendencies of
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Moreorless Opts For More
ANNA TOMLINSON’S 16-year-old gelding Moreorless (pictured) continues to impress, winning both mediums at Field House EC, Staffs. The former eventer retired with injury five years ago, only to return sound after a lengthy break to resume his affiliate
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Letters
I REFER to your news article on the restart of sport (1 April), regarding the frustration of indoor equestrian arenas being reclassified as indoor spaces, despite the work carried out last year to classify them as outdoor. Many riding schools are str
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‘Is Eventing Fading From Public Memory?’
pippa.roome@futurenet.com @pipparoomeorkyle THE 2021 season has begun where the last one left off – with a no-frills system of “compete and go” and limited grooms and owners permitted. Who could have predicted, one year after the pandemic started, th
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People In The News
Racehorse owner and former football manager Alex Ferguson enjoyed a hat-trick on the opening day of the Grand National Festival with Protektorat, Monmiral and Clan Des Obeaux. Olympic dressage rider Fiona Bigwood made her competition debut with Hawti
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‘We Owe Our Survival To Social Media’
polly.bryan@futurenet.com @pollyrose21 SOCIAL media can be the world’s largest goldfish bowl. Yet, for many, the pros outweigh the cons. Over the past year, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn have without doubt contributed heavily to the survi
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“He’s A Proper Stamp”
TEAM AHERN’S delightful show hunter pony lead-rein Rosedew After Eight (Boris, pictured) scooped the RIHS mini crown with Arabella Pickles on their third outing as a combination. The five-year-old bred by Louise Turnbull and by Cadlanvalley Imperial
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“We’ve Really Bonded”
A NATIVE coloured took the top honours in the very first SEIB Search For A Star (SFAS) part-bred traditional gypsy cob qualifier at Warwickshire Spring Fair. Megan Godridge and her own sevenyear-old Penrock Purposely Puzzled (Perry) were given the no
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Alan Davies On Valegro Bowing Out At The Top
“IT was Simon Brooks-Ward’s idea that I should lead Valegro into the last part of the retirement ceremony at Olympia [pictured]. I had to stay in the collecting ring on my own with him while they were doing interviews in the ring, and I was in pieces
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Roly Luard On Co-owning Valegro With Carl Hester And Anne Barrott
“I WAS thrilled when Carl asked me if I’d like to join in the ownership of Valegro with him. We’d shared a couple of horses before and so I knew how much fun it was to own a horse with him. “I was overjoyed to be asked; by that point, Valegro was sev
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Teenage Children? Bring It On
“IF you have livestock, you will have deadstock,” is one of the more reassuring old-farmer phrases that gets trotted out now and again. While spring is synonymous with new life and any minute now the farm will erupt with lambs, pre-lambing is also a
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Giving To Our Sport
THIS week we pay tribute to Prince Philip (p26) – and how fitting that he appears on our cover taking part in the sport he virtually invented, driving trials, at home at Windsor. We were still reeling from his death when Rachael Blackmore gave us a h
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Wingman Takes Prime Position
PAUL WHITEHEAD’S win in section B on Cooley Wingman (pictured) was a first at intermediate for the Dutch-bred son of Namelus R. The 12-year-old is owned by Paul’s mother Janet and was bought four years ago from Richard Sheane’s Cooley Farm. “Richard
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Jackson To The Fore
Tweseldown (1), Hampshire TOM JACKSON hit the ground running on the first full weekend of eventing in the Covid-modified calendar. He clocked up two wins and seven top-10 placings, while seven of his eight rides posted double jumping clears. This ste
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Record Breakers
GRAND PRIX 87.46% (OLYMPIA 2014) GRAND PRIX SPECIAL 88.022% (HAGEN, 2012) GRAND PRIX FREESTYLE 94.3% (OLYMPIA 2014) ■
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‘Thank you, Robert Oliver’
alexandra.robinson@futurenet.com @alexrob_journo_ BY the time this column goes to print I will have completed my first show of 2021. I’m keeping to the guidelines of “stay local” as the show is only half an hour away from my front door, though I will
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Arthur Rises Again
Wynnstay Hunt Ride, Cheshire ROWAN COPE and Arthur triumphed in the first hunt race of the 2020/21 season, making all the running over the Wynnstay hedges to see off 22 other competitors. It was an eighth victory in these races over natural obstacles
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Rachael’s Grand National Dream Comes True
Share your news story Call 01252 555021 Email eleanor.jones@futurenet.com @jones_eleanor_ TOP jockey Rachael Blackmore rode into the history books as the first woman to pilot the Grand National winner to victory on Aintree’s hallowed turf in the 173r
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Hibbert’s Off To Great Start
DRESSAGE newcomer Harry Hibbert took two prelim classes outright at his first-ever affiliated event over the weekend with Sonidors Edith’s Pride, at North Yorkshire venues Richmond EC and Yorkshire RC. Known as Mr H, the home-bred tricoloured stallio
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Bright Future For Bill Y
SHOWJUMPER Allan Birch has been working with Jane and Katie Russell’s upstanding eightyear-old gelding Hegglelane Hill Billy, who was crowned open working hunter champion on their rustic debut at British Show Pony Society (BSPS) Area 1A. “He’s done a
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Celebrating Rare Breeds’ Abilities To Help Survival
CELEBRATING the range of jobs native breeds can do is key if rare equines are to survive and thrive. The call came at the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Scotland “Back to the Future” virtual conference on 31 March. RBST farm park project officer A
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Smallest Wins Big
NCPA Eastern Spectacular, Doncaster Racing College, South Yorks THE smallest and least experienced member of Katy Marriot-Payne’s contingency achieved the biggest result as Dartmoor Salcombe Starehole Bay (Cecil) won his Royal International (RIHS) qu
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A Five-star Feast
KENTUCKY has had a tumultuous build-up this year. After initially cancelling, the organisers were persuaded to go ahead with the event behind closed doors after a crowd-funding effort raised over $550,000 (about £400,000). Seventy-five horses were en
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Female Landmarks At Aintree
Nickel Coin is the first winner to be led in by a stable lass, Jo Wells (Motion) rather than lad. Red Rum wins his third but Charlotte Brew (now Budd) on Barony Fort is the first woman to ride in the race. Geraldine Rees is the first woman to complet
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Ataxia Explained
ATAXIA refers to incoordination, which can affect one or more of the limbs and also the neck and body. While this complex condition can result from problems with the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear, or in a part of the brain called the cerebell
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HOW TO CARE FOR A HORSE ON BOX REST AND KEEP A VETERAN SOUND AND ACTIVE FOR LONGER ANNELI DRUMMOND-HAY’S BRILLIANT MERELY-A-MONARCH ALL THE ACTION: BSPS WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS PLUS Meet German dressage rider and Tokyo hopeful Jessica von Bredow-Werndl,
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