News and events

Advice for equestrian employers and employees

02 April 2020

As of 1st April 2020, the National Living Wage has risen by 6.2%, four times the rate of inflation amid the coronavirus crisis. The increase, which was announced in December 2019, will leave many employers even more concerned at this already challenging time. The following advice is from the Equestrian Employers Association:

FEI world rankings during Covid-19 outbreak

02 April 2020

As part of its measures aimed at minimising the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the FEI Calendar, the FEI has put in place a new policy for calculating the world rankings from 1 April until the Calendar returns to normal. The new policy was initially discussed with the International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) specifically for the Longines Jumping Rankings, but will now be used for each of the disciplines where a rolling 12-month period is used for the calculations.

RSPCA Emergency Appeal to care for hundreds of horses and rescue more

30 March 2020

The RSPCA is today launching an emergency appeal supported by comedian Ricky Gervais to keep its rescue teams out on the frontline saving animals through the Coronavirus crisis.

Carriage driving event information 2020

26 March 2020

As a result of Covid-19 virus, shows and events are being cancelled on a daily basis. The Carriage Driving team will keep you up to date on our Facebook page and website: For all driving events and disciplines please check on the club or society websites for their event information, this also applies to any county, regional and royal shows. As we go to press here are details of show and event cancellations and postponements:

Charge of the heavy brigade

24 March 2020

Susan Dunne discovers more about about Driving Trials for the ever versatile heavy horse breeds.

Chester Weber takes title number 17

24 March 2020

Chester Weber secured a record 17th USEF Four-in-Hand National Championship title and wins the cones FEI Four-in-Hand to conclude driving at the 2020 Live Oak International event.

Is there a right time to make a change?

24 March 2020

It is always a difficult decision to make changes to a successful team, when do you retire one of your key horses and how do you then introduce a new member? As Roger Campbell, explains to Amy Mundell it isn’t an exact science.

Cushing's Disease

24 March 2020

Linda Greaves, Equine Technical Adviser for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, explains why this disease is more common than was previously thought, and advises on various symptoms to look out for and the steps to take to improve your horse’s quality of life. First published in Carriage Driving April 2019

British Horse Society Advice

24 March 2020

The British Horse Society is closely monitoring the Government’s advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. The situation is changing daily and as a result it is strongly advised that horse owners put together a care plan for their horse should you have to self-isolate or become ill.

FEI Sports Forum

06 March 2020

FEI Sports Forum moves online due to Coronavirus Covid-19