UK to Introduce Central Equine in Wake of Horse Meat Scandal


UK to Introduce Central Equine Database after Endorsement of Tougher EU Laws in Wake of Horse Meat Scandal

The UK is to establish a much needed new central equine database as part of a more robust – and enforceable – equine identification (horse passport) system after EU member states endorsed proposals for stronger regulations after flaws were laid bare in last year’s horse meat scandal.


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Equine Vets have the highest injury risk of all Civilian Professions


Being a horse vet in the UK appears to carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the UK, according to the results of the first ever survey on injuries within the profession. This study, commissioned by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and conducted by leading medical professionals at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow, has prompted BEVA to raise awareness of these risks within the equine industry and to look at ways of ways of making equine veterinary practice safer.

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Andrew and Avebury Make History at Land Rover Burghley

History was made at 2014 The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials when Andrew Nicholson and Avebury won their third consecutive Land Rover Burghley title.

Andrew Nicholson
The New Zealand rider and Mark and Rosemary Barlow’s gallant grey had two fences in hand going into the final phase, but although they rubbed a few fences on the way round, the poles all stayed in their cups and the pair clocked up just 2 time penalties to finish on a score of 48.1.

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New Marlborough Downs Horse-Drawn Driving Route Opens

General Sir Mike Jackson declares new Marlborough Downs horse-drawn driving route open.

Former Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, General Sir Mike Jackson declared open a new horse-drawn driving route across the Marlborough Downs on behalf of the Kennet Valley Carriage Driving Group (KVCDG) Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) on 2nd September 2014.

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Medals Galore for British Riders at The Mark Todd Collection AIEC Student Riding Nations Cup

Medals galore for British riders at The Mark Todd Collection AIEC-SRNC GB

The Mark Todd Collection AIEC Student Riding Nations Cup (SRNC) Great Britain, took place at Wellington Riding in Hampshire from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014.
Great Britain’s student riders are celebrating after netting a host of medals at their home Student Riding Nations Cup (SRNC).

The team of three, made up of Hector Payne, Lottie Kennedy and Rory Newton-Dunn, took on riders from across the world at the three-day dressage and showjumping competition.

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