News and events

RDA Group smashes £1 Million Fundraising Target

25 February 2021

Park Lane Stables RDA, in Teddington, London, has achieved its ambitious crowd funding target of £1 million. The group has been fundraising to try to buy the stables, since their landlord announced he was not planning to extend their lease.

See what you're missing in our February/March issue

25 February 2021

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Don't miss the Carriage Driving Awards 2020

25 February 2021

The Carriage Driving Awards 2020 will be taking place next month at 19:00 GMT on 14th March 2021. Our virtual event will celebrate the superstars of carriage driving so make sure you tune in and get in the party mood!

Throwback to the British Carriage Driving National Championships 2018…

25 February 2021

Here is a video of George Bowman negotiating the Zilco obstacle with his magnificent team of horses. Following the recent announcement from the UK Prime Minister regarding outdoor sports, the Zilco team can’t wait until carriage driving competitions can return!

Protect and maintain hoof quality

11 February 2021

Over recent months, trying to avoid the prolonged wet and muddy conditions either in the field or out driving has been almost impossible. J. Frank Gravlee and Scott Gravlee, Equine Nutrition Consultants from Life Data Labs, Inc, look at the various issues that can arise and how best to prevent them.

Feeding for recovery

11 February 2021

Correct nutrition may be considered vital for optimum performance but its role in supporting healing, and a subsequent return to work or competition, should not be underestimated.

RSPCA to step-up collaboration with equine charities to tackle ongoing horse crisis

10 February 2021

The RSPCA today launches its new strategy for animal welfare which focuses on increasing partnership work with equine charities in a bid to bring an end to the decade-long horse crisis.

Spring Reading Carriage Sale - postponed

09 February 2021

Unfortunately, due to the on-going lockdown and the resultant challenging market conditions, Thimbleby & Shorland have taken the decision to postpone the Spring Reading Carriage Sale until May when, hopefully, conditions will be more favourable.

News from Zilco: Interview with Peter Young

02 February 2021

Zilco interview young carriage driver Peter Young who drives a team of shires where he discusses how he got involved in horses, team driving, his achievements and what challenges he faces.

World Horse Welfare planning to reopen its Visitor Centres for Easter

02 February 2021

​The latest Covid-19 lockdown has delayed World Horse Welfare re-opening its four Visitor Centres until the Easter holiday. Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity had planned to re-open its centres - which have been closed since the first lockdown in March 2020 - in mid-February. However, following the latest resurgence of the virus and resulting nationwide lockdown, the charity is now aiming to open for Easter.