The BETA Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Substances, will help riders steer clear of positive tests for banned substances in equestrian sport and highlights key factors responsible for their accidental presence in the horse and provides a helpful list of ways in which they can be avoided.
“Many riders are unclear what a prohibited substance is and are surprised to hear that they can be found in everyday food and drink such as chocolate, coffee and tea,” said BETA executive director Claire Williams, who has been instrumental in producing the guide. “By taking a few careful measures – many of which are just plain common sense – the risks of exposing a horse to the substances in question could be significantly reduced.”
Healthy Tummy is a high-calorie feed with an energy level equivalent to a competition mix or cube, but with about 10 times less starch. It features high-specification vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins and biotin for improved hoof condition. It also has an oil coating for slow-release energy and exceptional coat shine.
A jockey who retired from racing in March to follow a new career will be handing out the awards at the 2014 Royal Bath & West Show for racehorses who have done the same thing.
Former leading National Hunt jockey Joe Tizzard quit the sport just weeks ago to focus on the family business, tending the 300-strong dairy herd at their Dorset farm, as well as training their 60 racehorses.
William Fox-Pitt (GBR) kept the cool head for which he is famous to win his third Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in five years. Fox-Pitt, already a triple winner of the FEI Classics™, now heads the 2013-2014 leader board by 15 points after three out of six legs.
How Good Friday Became ‘Great’ as Lingfield Park Makes History
A record-breaking crowd helped to make Good Friday 2013 ‘Great’ at Lingfield Park Resort as managers were forced to turn people away when the site reached its capacity. Thousands of race-goers packed in to the Surrey course which made history by becoming the first ever British racecourse to stage a meeting on Good Friday.
The Pony Club Seeks Out the Young Artistic Talent of Tomorrow.
Following a successful inaugural year in 2013, The Pony Club has once again teamed up in 2014 with the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) to run an Art Competition that uncovers young equestrian artistic talent. Read more
World Horse Welfare launches Year of the Horse competition for young and old.
To celebrate the Year of the Horse, World Horse Welfare has launched an exciting competition encompassing creative abilities from children and adults.
There are three separate categories – colouring, poetry, and drawing & painting – in which amateurs and professionals alike are invited to draw, paint or write poetry on anything they fancy as long as it celebrates horses.
The winner of each category will have their work published in World Horse Welfare News, as well as the charity’s website and social media channels.
For poets, painters and drawers the competition is open to adults (17 and over) and children (16 and under).
Hackney Horse Society Honoured By Royal Boost for Equine Conservation Project
A project to ensure the conservation of Britain’s native breeds of horses and ponies has received a boost with a donation from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation. In his role as President of the Hackney Horse Society (HHS), His Royal Highness has made a donation to the £1.5 million Equine Gene Bank appeal which has been launched by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) of which HRH is Patron.
The Amlin Plus Eventing Grand Prix draws to a close at Hickstead
The Amlin Plus Eventing Grand Prix will no longer form part of the Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead (29 July – 3 August).
The organisers have made the regretful decision to remove the event from this year’s programme, due to a change of television scheduling.
“This year, Sky Sports will be filming the action from the Longines Royal International Horse Show from Friday onwards,” explains Hickstead director Lizzie Bunn. “Viewers will still be able to watch live action from a number of classes, including the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, the Templant Events Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the Longines King George V Gold Cup.