Feeding the ex-racehorse

Dodson & Horrell feeding the ex-racehorse
In addition to being one of the oldest domestic horse breeds in the world, thoroughbreds are also one of the most versatile. After a full career in racing, many individuals transition very successfully into other disciplines. Some become top level eventers and showjumpers, some go on to play polo or horseball, and some become very content pasture companions. Nutrition is a particulalry important management consideration when planning for your ex-racehorse’s new lifestyle. Here Dodson & Horrell Veterinarian and Performance Horse Nutritionist, Dr Courtney Miller BS BVetMed MRCVS explains what to consider when feeding the ex-racehorse. Read more

‘Celebrating The Turf’ – An Exhibition of Contemporary Equestrian Art

Freddy Paske Art Exhibition
‘Celebrating the Turf’ takes place from 18th June to 7th July 2018 at the Osborne Studio Gallery. This exhibition of some of the finest contemporary equestrian art has been organised to coincide with Royal Ascot.

Geoffrey Hughes, Director of Osborne Studio Gallery, is a lover of horse racing and the racing world. For at least twenty five years he has held an annual show of the best contemporary equestrian art during Ascot Week. Read more

World Horse Welfare Polaris living with young racehorse

World Horse Welfare Polaris rescued foal
Abandoned Foal now flourishing as Companion to Young Racehorse

A horse found abandoned in South London at just a few months old has made an amazing transformation and is enjoying a new lease of life as a companion for young racehorses with her Suffolk rehomers, the Southcott family.

When World Horse Welfare Field Officer Nick White first visited Polaris in January 2016, he found her in fly-grazing in a field on Purley Way in Croydon with one other young foal and a mare in poor condition.

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Royal Shetland Race for The Queen’s Birthday

Royal Shetland Race for The Queen’s Birthday

A Royal Shetland Race in honour of The Queen’s 90th birthday took place earlier today, 9th May 2016, at Royal Windsor Racecourse. Six Shetland ponies charged down the Windsor straight over two and three quarter furlongs (approx. 550 metres), with all riders donning the distinctive and prestigious Royal jockey silks owned by Her Majesty The Queen. Each of the ponies were temporarily re-named after one of the Queen’s most successful racehorses and included the likes of a mini ‘Estimate’ whose great namesake famously won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013.

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AP McCoy Visits an Old Friend

The record breaking jockey Tony (AP) McCoy has had an incredible 20-year career during which he rode more than 4,300 winners!

 

Reigning Champion Jockey for 20 years, AP has now retired after an illustrious career in racing and recently visited his Champion Hurdle winning partner ‘Make a Stand’ at Henrietta Knight’s yard. Make a Stand produced one of AP’s most memorable wins in the 1997 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham where he led all the way, now 25 years old the chestnut gelding lives at Henrietta’s Oxfordshire yard with Edredon Bleu (whom AP won the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2000).

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Davina to Feature Shire Horse Race on National TV

Shire Horse Race

Davina to Feature Shire Horse Race on National TV

Television favourite Davina McCall will be guest of honour at Lingfield Park’s annual award-winning Shire horse race as the event takes on an intriguing twist in its fourth year on April 9th 2016.

The presenter will be featuring the Showerking Flying Feathers Shire Horse Race on a brand new C4 documentary – after challenging a completely novice rider to take part alongside professional jockeys.

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2016 SEIB Search for A Star & Racehorse to Riding Horse Dates Announced

The 2016 SEIB Search for A Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse Dates

The 2016 series of the popular SEIB Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Search for a Star and the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Show Championship will begin in April with five qualifiers throughout the country. Now celebrating its 20th year, SEIB Search for Star will again offer the opportunity for more riders to experience the thrill of qualifying for and riding at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show for the first time. Search for a Star was created by SEIB to encourage amateur riders to produce their horses to a high standard in the show ring and giving them the opportunity to realise their dreams with that coveted HOYS ticket. SEIB has a strong ethos of putting something back into equestrian sport and the company takes an enthusiastic interest in all the competitions they sponsor.

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