News and events

Wellingborough ponies after a year...

28 April 2021

Just over a year after a group of emaciated, sick and nervous ponies were rescued from flooded land in Wellingborough, North Northamptonshire, Blue Cross is delighted to report that they are now healthy and almost all are now in happy, caring homes. A total of 11 ponies were admitted to the charity’s animal rehoming centre in Rolleston following the rescue, where several horses were sadly found to have died.

Olympia's horse show is on the move

22 April 2021

The popular ​Olympia, The London International Horse Show is going ahead but it is also relocating to ExCeL London and will take place from Thursday 16 to Monday 20 December 2021, organisers announced today.

Share your memories of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.