News and events

EQUITANA 2021 will not take place in March

02 February 2021

EQUITANA, the World Equestrian Show, scheduled for March 13-21, 2021 in Essen, Germany, cannot take place due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. "This decision was not easy for us, but we made it in consultation with our exhibitors and partners," said Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein, CEO of organizer Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH. "Looking at the evolution of the ongoing pandemic it is unclear when events will be able to reopen safely in the coming months. We are currently feeling the uncertainty among our exhibitors as well. Our decision has now provided planning certainty for all participants.”

The Carriage Awards 2020 is taking place next month

02 February 2021

The Carriage Awards 2020 is taking place next month

World Horse Welfare Advice: Winter and laminitis

22 January 2021

Laminitis is an extremely painful condition that can affect any horse, pony, donkey or mule. Laminitis is always a veterinary emergency and you should contact your vet immediately if you suspect your horse might have the condition. There is sometimes a belief that laminitis is only a risk during springtime, or when grass is actively growing, but episodes can occur all year round and we need to remain vigilant and maintain preventative management throughout the year.

Keeping yourself safe

22 January 2021

Over the winter months, making sure both you and your horse are safe whilst at home, out driving is all about being prepared. The British Horse Society has put together this straightforward and essential advice.

Winter Weight Watchers

22 January 2021

Winter is the ideal time to encourage fatties to lose a few pounds. While we’re already looking forward to spring, the weather is still very wintery and there’s still time to encourage weight loss in those that need it.

Making a carriage fit for a Queen

08 January 2021

Think of a carriage for a queen and many would imagine the regal glamour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee State Coach pulled by six horses, making its way along The Mall glistening with gold trim. As John Wright discovers, the Queen in this story had a different reason for approaching the Kinross family.

A breed filled with gallic charm

08 January 2021

Unless you have actually met a Normandie Cob, or spent time in their company enjoying the glorious delights that rural France has to offer, it will sound as if I am describing Brigadoon says Sally Redstone from Élevage Jouvin.

How to plan for effective worming

08 January 2021

Planning a diagnostic-led worm control programme is an effective way to treat and prevent worms. This practical guide has been compiled by Dr Corrine Austin (Austin Davis Biologics) and Prof Jacqui Matthews (Roslin Technologies).

Get a grip on your horse…

07 January 2021

​Reins are an essential part of the driving gear, not just for steering. One of the main connections to your horse, they are an important and a very individual choice.

Pasture management for horse paddocks

11 December 2020

Many of us are currently having to deal with wet pastures and an abundance of mud. Any thoughts of paddock maintenance tend to be focused on keeping high traffic areas as free of deep mud as possible, but managing pasture is a year-round consideration which will bring many benefits to our horses, ensure year-round forage and help to reduce the problem of poaching.