Buying a horse is a serious decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The process to find the perfect horse should take time and care on the buyer’s part. Not only can horses be expensive, they also require quite a lot of money to keep. Between feeding, stabling and training them, a horse is quite an investment, and thus, one that should be analysed carefully. Read more
Carriage Drivers from across the Riding for the Disabled’s South East Region were out in force on Tuesday 24th July at its annual show, which was held at Felbridge Show Ground, East Grinstead. Read more
Sara Howe of Bradbourne Carriage Driving Centre in Sevenoaks, Kent competes both nationally and internationally with her team of driving ponies, representing Great Britain at the World Pony Driving Championships on four different occasions. In addition to competing, Sara regularly teaches people how to drive. Realising that her pupils were missing out on the fun of competing Sara organised here own competition and here she takes up the story… Read more
10 years of Toggi Team GBR red, white and blue…and counting!
2015 sees the 10 year anniversary of Toggi’s association with the British Equestrian Federation and of the brand’s support of Equestrian Team GBR. In the 10 year partnership, Equestrian Team GBR has won 162 medals at senior level, with countless more at youth level and we are all hoping that 2015 will see that number rise!
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.
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.
A unique piece of sand art on the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy has marked 100 Days To Go to the start of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in France this summer.
French artist Christophe Dumont created a spectacular piece of sand art featuring giant, 2.3 by 2.5 metre horse’s hoof prints in a huge ‘100’ on the famous Normandy beach. The artist and a team of 20 people battled against time and tide to produce the unique piece of artwork, so that it could be captured on camera before the waves washed it away.
World-famous vocal artist Leona Lewis celebrated both her birthday and a new title on 3rd April 2014, as she has been confirmed as Horse of the Year Show’s (HOYS) Honorary President. A passionate animal lover and keen equestrian, Leona is eager to use the role to raise awareness of the work done by her own charity, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, which is very close to her heart, when the “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 8th to 12th October 2014.