But with the unpredictable British weather one Lancashire couple decided not to take any chances – wearing a pair of wellington boots throughout their special day!
Are you a dressage diva? Do you want to train your horse to be disciplined and composed in the art of dressage? Well here’s you’re chance to learn how from the very best at Your Horse Live as Michael, Maria and Ferdi Eilberg take centre stage in the Countrywide Main Arena.
To help owners support their horses this autumn T.E.N. supplements has dropped the price of T.E.N. Laminitis Prone Hooves by 30% during the autumn 2013.
T.E.N. Laminitis Prone Hooves is a highly targeted supplement for horses and ponies prone to laminitis, where supporting hoof health is very important and it’s ideal to be fed all year round.
Charity open day returns after success of the event last year
The charity event, the Betfair Newmarket Open Day will this year be held on Sunday 22nd September. Known as the headquarters of horseracing in the UK, Newmarket in Suffolk, will once again open its doors to the public, providing a unique insight into the day to day running of some of the world’s most successful racing stables. In addition to this fantastic opportunity, there will be a fun-filled program of activities and entertainment suitable for the whole family. The three charity beneficiaries of this year’s Open Day will be the British Racing School, The National Horseracing Museum and the New Astley Club, a social welfare charity with the aim of building strong links within the racing community, particularly in Newmarket.
The London 2012 double gold medallists, who won three medals – individual gold in the Grand Prix Special and Freestyle along with team bronze in the Grand Prix – at the recent Blue Hors FEI European Dressage Championships in Herning (DEN), top the rankings with 2,915 points. They hold a comfortable 67-point lead over Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage winners and European team champions and double silver medallists 2013 Helen Langehanenberg (GER) and the 13-year-old stallion Damon Hill NRW.
William and Strider aim to raise £250,000 for the two charities; the Family Holiday Association, and Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre. They will visit four corners of England and 30 Cathedrals in the course of the trip. The ride is expected to take roughly six months. Starting from Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds in May, William aims to reach the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre on 6 September 2013 and to get home to the Cotswolds in November.
Jonathan Paget wins 2013 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
Current Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing prize contender, Jonathan Paget (NZL) riding Clifton Promise held his nerve in the final show jumping phase to win the 2013 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Andrew Nicholson (NZL) finished in both 2nd place riding Avebury and 3rd place riding Nereo.
Highlights of today’s action from The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2013 Cross Country phase. Only 3 went clear inside the time, Jock Paget on Clifton Lush and Andrew Nicholson on both Avebury and Calico Joe.
Here the riders give their thoughts on the course and what it takes to ride the big Burghley fences.
Horse owners are becoming increasingly aware that the bedding you choose is as important to the health and performance of your horse as the feed you provide. The top priorities to consider when making BEDMAX are:
- Eliminating Dust – it is estimated that 20% or more of horses in the UK suffer from some degree of respiratory problems to minimise this risk BEDMAX shavings are Dust Free
- Supporting hooves –bedding must provide firm, resilient support under the hoof, particularly the frog, and a moisture-controlled environment that will keep the hoof dry, but won’t dry it out. BEDMAX is a large flake shaving designed to provide the right support, they’re dried to a controlled moisture level, and they also help drain urine away from the surface to minimise the effect of ammonia, which attacks the molecular structure of the hoof wall.
- Cushioning hocks and joints. With a high proportion of larger, ‘springier’ shavings, BEDMAX provides the ideal combination of protective cushioning and comfort that encourages horses to lie down and rest.
- Hygiene – Bedding can provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungi that will quickly re-contaminate the stable, especially when wet, generating pathogens that can invade and infect the respiratory system, cuts and grazes on the legs, and cracks or splits in the hoof. BEDMAX shavings may help to provide a natural solution to this problem as it is dried to sterilising temperatures and made predominantly from pine.