News and events

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

15 April 2021

When His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh died on 9th April 2021 the equestrian world lost a true friend.

Poisonous Plants

14 April 2021

​As our horses and ponies are heading out to spring grass there are some nasty plants we need to keep our eyes open for.

How not to underfeed

14 April 2021

There are health concerns associated with being overweight, such as laminitis and arthritis, so it is important to rectify the problem. However, it is just as important to manage weight loss safely, as starving a horse can have serious consequences including colic and, potentially fatal, hyperlipaemia.

News from Zilco: Driving a heavy horse

01 April 2021

Horses have been domesticated for thousands of years. Throughout the centuries, horses have been used for pulling carts, hauling heavy loads, for ploughing fields and for pulling barges along the canals. Their muscular backs and powerful hindquarters made the heavy horses perfect for such duties and to cope with the awful conditions of the paths and roads.

See what you're missing in our April/May issue

29 March 2021

​In this bumper issue we showcase all the winners and finalists of the 2020 Carriage Driving awards, celebrating outstanding achievement across the driving disciplines.

BEVA urges owners to take every precaution to prevent EHV

29 March 2021

Following the outbreak of neurological Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) in Spain earlier this month, BEVA is urging horse owners, particularly returning competitors, to do all they can to prevent the spread of this fatal disease.

Training: British Carriagedriving drives ahead online

29 March 2021

The first annual clinic to be held online was well attended with a healthy interest from almost 90 participants including five guests from the USA.

Protect and maintain hoof quality

23 March 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.

Fantastic response to the Carriage Driving Awards 2020

22 March 2021

The Carriage Driving Awards 2020 took place on March 14 2020. Here's what the people who watched had to say: