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.
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.
Teenage Jockey Makes History
Teenage jockey makes history by riding last pony race and winning first point-to-point race on same day
- Seavington Hunt fixture sees 16-yr-old Ben Godfrey take 2nd in 148cm pony race before winning with debut ride in Hunt Members’ race.
- Training boosted by £500 RaceTech Graduate Award from Pony Racing Authority.
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).
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.
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.
Amlin Plus Sponsorship Deal With Dressage Rider Louise Robson
Equine insurance specialists Amlin Plus have signed a year sponsorship deal with British thoroughbred dressage rider Louise Robson.
Amlin Plus specialises in insurance for the bloodstock and equine industry offering insurance policies to cover every risk a horse owner, breeder, trainer, transporter or business may face. Amlin Plus offers bespoke solutions for the worldwide bloodstock and equine industry from bloodstock, high value sport horse and competition horses to liability cover.
Epsom Downs Racecourse Reach £100k Target for ‘Carolines Vision for Cancer’
On 3rd September 2015 Epsom Downs Racecourse announced that they have successfully reached their £100k target for ‘Caroline’s Vision for Cancer’. The appeal was set up in conjunction with Barts Charity following the loss of Caroline Beaumont, a much loved colleague at the racecourse who lost her battle with eye cancer in November 2013. Barts Charity is an independent registered charity for the hospitals of the Barts Health NHS Trust. Charitable giving helps provide state of the art facilities and equipment, supports cutting edge research and ensures the best possible standards for their patients, staff and local communities.