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News from Zilco:
World Horse Welfare are advising those who care for horses to take extra measures to ensure their horses are kept healthy and happy during unusually high temperatures. All horses will need constant access to clean water and shade and have good ventilation if stabled. If you have a horse or pony with a pink nose or heels, these need to be protected with sun cream or a full-face mask to prevent sunburn.
We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for this year’s Carriage Driving Magazine Awards 2022. Entries close on 21 October 2022.
Park Lane Stables were the winners of the Driving for the Disabled Group of the Year in the Carriage Driving Awards 2021. There are around 350 disabled people and nearly 200 volunteers who are part of the Park Lane Stables family.
Farriers Registration Council is embarking on a consultation that they would like the public and horse owners to have the opportunity to comment on. The consultation survey runs until 5th August 2022
Encouraging people who have never been in a carriage to have a go at driving was one of the many attractions at Sandringham Horse Trials. With the support of British Carriagedriving and Zilco Euorpe, the Bennington Team held for the first time “Try Driving” sessions in the main ring at the event.
Horses have been domesticated for thousands of years. Throughout the centuries, they have been used with chariots for ancient warfare during the Bronze and Iron Ages, with carts for transporting goods, for hauling heavy loads, for ploughing fields, pulling barges along the canals and by the 17th century with carriages for transporting people.
We recently visited Mark Broadbent at Fenix Carriages to discover more about his latest carriage restoration project. Editor, Georgie Green was at the unveiling, and talked to Mark about this truly exceptional transformation - a carriage fit for a king.
In our Rare Breeds series we head to the New Forest, where the earliest record of horses dates back to 1016 when rights of common pasture were granted to the people living in what was a royal hunting ground. Susan Dunne discovers more about the breed known as the architects of the forest.