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15 November 2022

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Beware the seasonal risk of grazing horses around oaks and sycamores says BEVA

26 October 2022

BEVA is urging owners to keep their horses safe from the seasonal risks of grazing around oak and sycamore trees, following a spate of veterinary cases needing urgent treatment after the ingestion of toxic seeds.

How the cost of a coffee can change the lives of the people and horses who transport it

26 October 2022

“You’d be amazed how much difference the cost of your morning cup of coffee could make. Did you know about the close links between that cup of coffee and the working horses and their owners in Colombia?” international animal welfare charity World Horse Welfare asked recently, as they launched their latest appeal.

Zilco: Horse Harness Parts Diagram

26 October 2022

Zilco has created a Visual Harness Parts Diagram. This document contains various components labelled individually. We would like to share it with you all for training purposes or if you simply want to familiarise with all the components in a Single and Pair driving harness.

Packing a complete Zilco Driving Harness (Classic Single)

27 September 2022

​When you order your complete Zilco harness it comes partially assembled in a neat carry bag but have you ever wondered how all the parts are packed?

BEVA Trust education and welfare clinics bounce back

27 September 2022

BEVA Trust’s popular education and welfare clinics have helped to treat 435 of the UK’s horses and ponies over the past 12 months.The clinics, which are run in partnership with the British Horse Society (BHS), restarted in September 2021 following a 15-month hiatus because of Covid.

Rare Breeds: Dales Pony

24 August 2022

Looking back through history the Dales Pony has served its country well, as both a working and war horse, so why is this versatile breed on the endangered list. Susan Dunne meets with those who are passionate about its survival.

Rare Breeds: Cleveland Bay

10 August 2022

Regal, rare and a royal favourite. In our series on rare breeds, Susan Dunne discovers more about a once very popular carriage horse, the multi- talented Cleveland Bay.

Ruby’s double clear puts her on path for victory in British Young Drivers’ Championships

05 August 2022

Twelve-year-old Ruby Gray headed a strong class at the British Young Drivers’ Championships (BYD), hosted by Midlands Carriagedriving, which took place at Onley Grounds in Warwickshire on 30 and 31 July. She was the only competitor to achieve a double clear in the full cones course, not only in the BYD Championships but also the simultaneously held Regional and Club events.