Charities to Benefit from SEIB 2015 Burghley Sponsored Ride


Charities to Benefit from SEIB 2015 Burghley Sponsored Ride

The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride which will take place on the 6th September 2015, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will donate proceeds to some worthy equine charities.

The equine charities that will benefit from the SEIB Burghley Sponsored ride are; World Horse Welfare, the British Horse Society and the Kestevan branch of Riding for the Disabled. Ride organiser, Ian Scott said, “We are delighted to be donating money to these such deserving equine charities. Over the 14 years the ride has been held the cumulative charitable donation is now over £180,000”.

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Historic Decision in a Landmark Legacy Case


Historic ‘Deathbed Gift’ Legacy Case – Decision Overturned

Redwings Horse Sanctuary and Chilterns Dog Rescue Society have expressed their delight and relief after an historic decision in the Court of Appeal in a landmark legacy case.

The Court of Appeal has (June 9th 2015) overturned the High Court judgment in the case of King v Dubrey & Others [2014], which had allowed for a passing statement made by a deceased lady to her nephew regarding her property to override her formally made Will.

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Charity calls for public to make volunteering part of their fitness scheme


Charity’s rescue and rehoming centres call for public to make volunteering part of their fitness scheme

Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity, World Horse Welfare, is highlighting the fitness benefits of volunteering at its four centres with helpers needed for a host of activities from pony power walking to gardening and maintenance.

As part of Volunteers’ Week, World Horse Welfare is on the hunt for people to give a helping hoof and support the charity by offering their free time at the centres and simultaneously burning off a few calories. Each centre’s extensive grounds require a lot of maintenance to ensure they remain safe and tidy for staff, horses and visitors, whilst the resident Shetland ponies are looking for volunteer power walking partners to keep them trim.

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Horse Sculptures by Hamish Mackie to Be Unveiled In London

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Six new horse sculptures by Hamish Mackie to be unveiled in London

Photography credit: Copyright Steve Russell Studios, images courtesy of Hamish Mackie.

The renowned British animal sculptor, Hamish Mackie, will unveil six life size and a quarter, bronze horses at a new residential development in Aldgate East, London on 25th June 2015. Commissioned by Berkeley Homes, the six bronze horses, will be placed in a beautifully landscaped garden designed by Murdoch Wickham.

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Snuggy Hoods champions RDA horses and ponies in Charity Awards

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Snuggy Hoods champions RDA horses and ponies in Charity Awards

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is recognising and celebrating the work of its horses and ponies with the help of Snuggy Hoods. The horse clothing company has sponsored RDA’s 2015 ‘Horse or Pony of the Year’ Award, with the winner announced at the charity’s Gala Awards evening in September, hosted by Clare Balding.

RDA’s 3000 horses and ponies deliver life-changing therapy, achievement and fun to around 28,000 riders and carriage drivers with disabilities every year. The ‘Horse or Pony of the Year’ Award recognises the outstanding service these animals provide, and the impact they have on people’s lives.

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Riding for the Disabled Association receives £100,000

RDA-Cheque for £100,000

£100,000 to support disabled riding groups across the UK


Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has awarded grants to 21 of its groups totalling more than £100,000. RDA’s grants programme has been made possible thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery and BT Supporters Club. Funds have been allocated to specific projects aimed at increasing the number of people who can benefit from the charity’s activities.

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World Horse Welfare Frodo Survived Against All Odds.


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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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.

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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Countrywide Farmers to focus on its Equine Multichannel Retail businesses


Countrywide Farmers to focus on its Equine Multichannel Retail businesses

Leading supplier of products, services and advice to the rural community, Countrywide Farmers, has announced the disposal of its Farm Livestock Feed and Forage, Arable Products and Crop Marketing businesses for a total combined consideration of £18.4m.

“This has been a difficult decision”, said John Hardman, Countrywide Farmers Chief Executive, “and comes at the end of a significant strategic review of how best we can deliver sustainable improvement in shareholder value.”

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