HorseHage & Mollichaff, the names behind the well-known high fibre forage, chaffs and complete feeds, have selected young rider, Emma Alcorn, from Northamptonshire as their new Brand Ambassador. Read more
Coco Bongo proved that her presence under the spotlight is as compelling as her jump when she beat off all the other pony Champions from across the week to be crowned the Ruckleigh School Supreme Pony of the Year 2019. Ridden by Chloe Lemieux, the 10-year-old grey mare is owned by William Calder, and HOYS was their fifth show together. Chloe is riding the pony in 133cm Workers while William’s daughter Jessica is currently in Nursery Stakes classes with her. After a very busy and even more successful week at HOYS, Jayne Ross added to her HOYS story when the stunning Heavyweight Hunter, Twinshock Warrior, was crowned Supreme Products Supreme Horse of the Year. Jayne had four horses qualified for the Supreme final and this was her seventh Horsae of the Year Show Supreme title. In the Showjumping arena, it was Irish rider David Simpson who claimed the Leading Showjumper of the Year title. Speaking after his win with Gentleman VH Veldhof, David said: “To win the final track of Bob Ellis’ time at Horse of the Year Show is a real honour. He is a great friend of mine and what he has brought to our sport is unbelievable.”
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
“For the sake of the horses we should change the venue, their welfare must come first.” “The ground is so hard perhaps we should find a venue with surfaces.” Just some of the comments in advance of the Rogate & District Riding Club Camp, which was held in August. Taking heed of the comments the venue was changed to the Mayhill Stud, which has two all-weather surfaces to use. Read more
This coming New Year’s Day, ditch the sofa surfing for a fun day out in the capital and grab your horsey fix with entertainment, costumes and colour inspired by the circus world as ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ take to London’s streets in The London New Year’s Day Parade 2018.
Amongst the jugglers, cheerleaders, acrobats, and marching bands participating in this annual parade on 1st January 2018, a team of 60 horses will be taking to the streets of London dressed to thrill under this show’s theme heading ‘Circus & The Showman’.
British Riding Clubs is delighted to announce that Alvechurch RC, based in the village of the same name near Redditich (Area 5), who recently applied for BRC affiliation, has been named as the 500th Club to join the movement.
A formal presentation was made to the club by Andrew Chadwick, BRC Chairman, and Sarah Phillips, BHS Director of Participation, at the Club’s showground in Tardebigge, Worcs. This took place during a regular Club showing show, which was in full swing, when the BRC team arrived with a celebration cake, Bucks Fizz, flowers and a certificate to toast the landmark occasion.