News and events

A breed filled with gallic charm

28 January 2020

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.

Dressing donkeys for protection

28 January 2020

​Owners dress donkeys in human clothes to protect them from deadly flies as Brooke provides treatment.

Carriage Driving Insurance

28 January 2020

Before the new season gets under way or if you are simply planning to drive out and about with your local club, Fiona Gordon-Clarke from Carriagehouse Insurance has this practical advice. First published in Carriage Driving, February 2019.

A royal pair take a tour of the Great North Road

17 December 2019

Richard James reflects on a journey steeped in history and culture complete with classic coaching inns, conkers and a serenade to a big band leader. First published in Carriage Driving - January 2018

Feeding the older horse or pony

17 December 2019

Just because driving and competition days are a thing of the past, the care of an older horse, pony or donkey still needs thought and consideration through the changing seasons. Jane Buchan looks at maintaining health and condition in the older generation. First published in Carriage Driving - January 2018

2020 Shire Horse National Show

17 December 2019

The Shire Horse Society’s National Shire Horse Show will take place for the fifth year running at Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March 2020.

Evolution Classes

17 December 2019

A perfect first step. ​Watching Boyd Exell and Great Britain’s Daniel Naprous fly their teams around the Indoor World Cup courses this winter always sets the hearts racing. For the typical driver, this level of extreme driving may be a bridge too far.

POD Training

17 December 2019

Indulge yourself in the wonderful world of dressage judging and see improvement techniques.

The Brooke Hospital for Animals

12 December 2019

In what’s thought to be a first outside of Europe, Senegal will offer an accredited certification in farriery from early 2020, thanks to work by Brooke West Africa.

RSPCA - Flood Advice

25 November 2019

​The RSPCA has an experienced team of around 60 officers - trained to work in fast water and contaminated water, to rescue both people and animals - to provide assistance to communities affected by flooding. The charity has put together top tips for extreme wet weather.