Griffin NuuMed appoint two Brand Ambassadors

Karen Franklin and Indelible Opposition

Griffin NuuMed have announced two Brand Ambassadors

Griffin NuuMed have appointed two Brand Ambassadors in the lead up to the 2015 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Grassroots Championships.

The company extended the invitation to become a Brand Ambassador to all riders who have qualified for the Grassroots Championships. The response was so strong that they selected two, Karen Franklin and Emily Proud, both of whom have qualified for the BE90 Championships.

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World Breeds classes at 2015 Cheshire County Show

World Breeds classes to be held at Cheshire County Show

Horse and pony enthusiasts are being given a unique opportunity to take part in World Breeds In-Hand and Ridden classes at this year’s Cheshire County Show.

The classes, sponsored by Brightwells Equine Horse and Pony Auctioneers in Leominster, will take place on the first day of the Show, Tuesday 23rd June, and will only be open to World Breeds – Pure Raza Espanola, Appaloosa, Haflinger, Friesian, Fjord, Icelandic, Morgan, Lusitano and Lipizzaner.
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Aubiose Announce Rider Sponsorship for 2015

Biba McCaul

Hemp horse bedding firm Aubiose Ltd have announced the sponsorship of two riders for the first time.

Hampshire based grassroots eventer Nicki Strong and Kent based professional showjumper and producer Biba McCaul will be flying the flag as ambassadors for Aubiose throughout 2015.

Aubiose UK Sales Manager, Sparsholt College graduate Juliette Connor said; “Over the past year sales have been really picking up as more people are experiencing the benefits and spreading the word. Supporting our two chosen riders seemed a great way of giving them a leg up in achieving their equestrian goals this year, as well as helping to raise even more awareness of our product.

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Avoiding Laminitis… by British Horse Feeds

Avoiding Laminitis…by Dr Tom Shurlock of British Horse Feeds

There is an increasing understanding of the underlying causes behind laminitis. Currently it is thought that there may be a seasonal hormone dysfunction – possibly induced by an underlying problem such as Cushing’s or IR – which helps explain why only a proportion of horses may succumb, but succumb during spring and autumn when grazing is potentially dangerous.

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Allen doubles at Bordeaux

Ireland’s Bertram Allen

Allen does the double with another Longines win at Bordeaux

Words by Louise Parkes

Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 – Round 11, Bordeaux (FRA), 7th February 2015

Irish Jumping sensation, Bertram Allen, made it a double of wins when scorching to victory in the thrilling penultimate leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series in Bordeaux, France.

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Exell Writes History in Driving Final


FEI World Cup™ Driving Final: Exell writes history with a record sixth win.

Words by Cindy Timmer

Bordeaux (FRA), 8th February 2015

Title defender Boyd Exell (AUS) wrote history in a dramatic 2015 FEI World Cup™ Driving Final in Bordeaux (FRA). Christoph Sandmann (GER) finished second, ahead of Exell’s biggest opponent, IJsbrand Chardon (NED). The Australian won the FEI World Cup™ Driving champion title for the sixth time, once more than the previous record holder Germany’s Michael Freund.

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Horse Owners Needed for Vaccine Trial


Horse Owners Needed for Ground-Breaking Equine Grass Sickness Vaccine Trial

As the high risk season for Equine Grass Sickness fast approaches the Animal Health Trust, one of the UK’s leading veterinary charities, is urging horse owners to take part in the second year of its ground-breaking nationwide EGS vaccine trial.

A debilitating and often fatal disease affecting horses, ponies and donkeys, Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) occurs predominantly in Europe, with Britain experiencing the highest incidence worldwide. In 2014, 59 cases of EGS were reported through the EGS Surveillance Scheme, but it is likely that this represents only a fraction of cases occurring annually throughout Britain.

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England to face Ireland in Arena Polo Test Match at Hickstead

The nations have been announced for the popular International Arena Polo Test Match at Hickstead on Saturday 7th March 2015, with England taking on Ireland for the Bryan Morrison trophy.


The England side will be captained once again by 9-goaler Chris Hyde, who is Britain’s highest rated Arena Polo player, while captaining the Irish side is Sebastian Dawnay, rated at 8-goals. The full team line-up will be confirmed soon, but the match is expected to feature the highest-rated teams in the fixture’s history.

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