William and Strider aim to raise £250,000 for the two charities; the Family Holiday Association, and Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre. They will visit four corners of England and 30 Cathedrals in the course of the trip. The ride is expected to take roughly six months. Starting from Farncombe Estate in the Cotswolds in May, William aims to reach the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre on 6 September 2013 and to get home to the Cotswolds in November.
Digger the famous Clydesdale, the biggest horse that World Horse Welfare has ever cared for, close to Europe’s largest horse he stands at an enormous 19.1hh – and he is still growing!
The 10-year-old Clydesdale came into the charity’s care because he was suffering due to his size – he was growing so fast and at such a young age, that problems started to occur with the joints in his hind legs.
The University of Liverpool’s Leahurst Equine Hospital in Neston, Wirral, will be conducting a health survey about Shire horses with their owners – after it received a £1,000 donation from members of the North West and Wales Shire Foal Society, which is affiliated to the Shire Horse Society.
A grandmother airlifted to hospital after a horse riding accident has been reunited with the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance doctor who helped save her life.
Hilary Vannier was riding with her local hunt in Shipbourne in Kent when her thoroughbred cross Benji lost his footing and she was thrown off and knocked unconscious.