Oscar’s certainly a Flyer!

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Life wasn’t exactly flying for racehorse Oscar Flyer when he ended up at a Devon abattoir but fortune favoured the handsome bay who was thankfully bought in the nick of time.

And the faith shown by the Welton family recently paid dividend when he won on his first outing with them at South Durham Hunt Farmers Point to Point at Mordon.

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Two local riders get surprise sponsorship call.

Berkshire and Buckinghamshire riders get surprise sponsorship call!

Two local riders had the surprise of their lives recently when they were contacted out of the blue and offered sponsorship by the renowned 124-year-old Harry Hall equestrian clothing brand.

Hannah Bishop, a racing manager from Fulmer, Bucks, and Beth Mantel, a keen show jumper and dressage rider, and instructor at Berkshire College of Agriculture at Burchetts Green, were both among the handful of horse enthusiasts handpicked by Harry Hall.

Both will share Harry Hall news with their followers, write blogs, and will be feeding back into the Harry Hall product development team about how their clothes are performing.

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Racing Industry champion receives NEF commendation

Racing Industry champion receives NEF commendation

Paul Greeves, former Executive Director and Keeper of the General Stud Book at Weatherbys, received the Sir Colin Spedding Award at yesterday’s National Equine Forum (NEF), on Thursday 5th March 2015 presented by HRH The Princess Royal . This special commendation was given in recognition of Paul’s tireless work, spanning more than 40 years, on the development of racing and his steering of the general stud book through scientific developments to ensure the continued integrity of the breed.

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World Horse Welfare Frodo Survived Against All Odds.

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Foal who survived against all odds is rehomed with the veterinary nurse who helped save his life.

A tiny 3 month old foal who was brought into Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Blackpool has surprised everyone with his will-to-survive after being found collapsed and close to death in the coldest month of the year.

Just a few weeks ago – when freezing temperatures were gripping the country – World Horse Welfare Frodo was found by Field Officer Rachel Andrews. Rachel visited a group of cobs who had been left in a field in Cheshire without adequate food, water or protection from the bitter conditions. She immediately noticed tiny foal Frodo who was incredibly weak, had a distended belly due to an infestation of parasitic worms, was crawling with lice and had absolutely no spark left in him.

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Success for Greatwood at Newbury

Success for Greatwood at Newbury

Racing’s longest standing racehorse welfare charity, Greatwood held its annual race day at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 28th February 2015 attended by almost 300 guests. Always a very well received event, this year was bigger and better than ever with a total of £72,000 being raised thanks to the kindness and generosity of so many.

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Zara Phillips sets her sights on Rio in 2016

Zara Phillips defies the cold and snow of the British winter setting her sights clearly on the sunshine of Rio in 2016

With the 2016 Olympic Games fast approaching, Zara has a clear goal in mind – Olympic qualification.

Speaking at a photo shoot at with EQY magazine at Blair Castle in Scotland, home of the 2014 European Championships, Zara sets out her ambitions for the year as well as reflecting on her favorite places to ride in winter.

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Help for HorseWorld Felix Campaign Target

Animal Friends Insurance helps HorseWorld hit Felix’s campaign target with £6,000 donation

Animal Friends Insurance have donated £6000 to HorseWorld in Bristol. This takes them over their fundraising target of £10,000 in aid of a campaign for one of their rescued foals, Felix.

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Photo: Felix at site of rescue.

HorseWorld started this campaign after their rescue team were called out to find two foals around 4 months old, who had been left to fend for themselves. One, who they later named Felix, was so emaciated he was taken for immediate medical treatment, unfortunately the other was lying dead in a drainage ditch.

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Your Chance to Ride Round Burghley 2015

Riders enjoying the SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride

SEIB Insurance Brokers Burghley Sponsored Ride

Your Chance to Ride Round Burghley

The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride gives riders the opportunity to bring their horse to one of the world’s most prestigious three day events and also raise money for charity. The UK’s most esteemed sponsored ride takes place on Sunday 6th September 2015, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

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