News and events

How to prepare your animals for fireworks

15 October 2020

With just a few weeks to go until fireworks season kicks off with Bonfire Night on 5th November, the RSPCA is urging pet owners to start preparing their animals.

Autumn laminitis

15 October 2020

With the abundance of grass during a mild damp autumn, the threat of laminitis may well raise its ugly head. Baileys Horse Feeds have compiled this health and nutrition guide to reduce the risks whilst maintaining a healthy diet.

Major Stayplton’s Phaeton Horses - putting to

02 October 2020

​A highlight at Sworders’ upcoming Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs Live Online auction on Tuesday 6th October is a painting by Suffolk 19th century artist Alfred Hitchens Corbould (1821-1874). Titled 'Major Stayplton’s Phaeton Horses - putting to.’

Compulsory microchipping won’t stop horse welfare catastrophe, fears RSPCA

02 October 2020

Charity braces for influx of sick and abandoned horses following the pandemic that will cripple resources, despite new microchipping law coming into force As the microchipping of horses becomes compulsory this month, the RSPCA fears it will not be enough to prevent an impending horse welfare catastrophe.

Character, tradition and style

02 October 2020

In the latest issue of Carriage Driving, Lester Dagge continues his insight into people across Europe who participate in Attelage de Tradition events. He meets with three very determined and inspirational women who have discovered the world of Attelage.

Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918

02 October 2020

The war horse is often thought of simply as an officer’s mount or a cavalry charger. However the role of Army horses in the First World War was much more varied. Emma Mawdsley, Head of Collections Development and Review at the National Army Museum explains more. First published in Carriage Driving November 2018

Time to check your employer has insurance

01 October 2020

The British Grooms Association is urging all grooms to check that their employers have liability insurance. Following a recent legal case where a groom had a life-changing injury and had to settle on a reduced amount of £75,000, the BGA is encouraging everyone to check that their employers have Employer’s Liability Insurance.

The do's and don'ts of tapeworm control

18 September 2020

Dr Corrine Austin from Austin Davis provides an essential guide to the importance of testing for worms. First published in Carriage Driving October 2018.

Virtual inauguration for new BEVA President

18 September 2020

Lucy Grieve MA, VetMB, MRCVS, an ambulatory assistant at Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons, Newmarket, has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) for 2020/21.

Special Dietary Requirements – Gastric Ulcers

17 September 2020

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is definitely “trending” at the moment and many horse owners are adapting their horses’ diets, whether they’ve been diagnosed or not. Jane Buchan from Baileys Horsefeeds has the following advice.