3,000 Horse & Pony Owners Needed To Participate In Fight against Laminitis
More than 3,000 horse and pony owners are needed to collaborate on a new web-based research project, named ‘CARE (Creating Awareness and Reporting Evidence) about laminitis’, that aims to help all horse and pony owners reduce the threat posed by equine laminitis.
The four-year study, being undertaken by the Animal Health Trust (AHT), in partnership with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), and generously funded by World Horse Welfare, is being conducted by PhD student, Danica (Dee) Pollard, based at the AHT. It will take a closer look at management factors which may contribute to the development or recurrence of laminitis within the British horse and pony population.
Blue Cross Horses benefit from Petplan Equine’s ‘Like to Help’ Campaign
Petplan and its sister brand, specialist equine insurer Petplan Equine, has donated 300 microchips for Blue Cross as a result of its ‘Like to Help’ campaign, which it ran for three months; May, June and July, to promote the micro chipping of pets and horses across the UK.
GB Jumping team announced for World Equestrian Games
British Showjumping has announced the UK Sport National Lottery funded Great Britain squad to contest the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games 2014, which takes place in Normandy, France (23 August – 7 September, with the jumping competition taking place 1-7 September 2014 in Caen).
Sussex-based Francis Whittington is the new British Eventing National Champion, a title he won at the Festival of British Eventing, which was held at Gatcombe over the weekend of 1st to 3rd August 2014. Partnering Catherine Witt’s wonderful grey, Easy Target, the combination produced a beautiful dressage test to lead with a score of 35.6. Only three other riders produced tests in the 30s: Andrew Nicholson on Avebury tucked in behind Francis with 38.1, Oliver Townend and Armada scored 39.8 and Australian rider Paul Tapner and Kilronan scored 39.2, but withdrew before cross country.