News and events

British rare breeds

06 August 2020

The Fell pony, gained recognition in the driving world thanks to the Duke of Edinburgh. Susan Dunne finds out more about this native of the north. First published in Carriage Driving September 2019

Ashfields National Driving Trials 2020

06 August 2020

Ashfields National Driving Trials 14th-16th August 2020 The British Carriagedriving event is going ahead but in line with Government advice on sporting events, the Ashfields event will run behind closed doors.

Carriage Driving Magazine Awards Ceremony 2020 – finalists announced.

06 August 2020

This is our third year and the event has now become an established part of the carriage driving calendar. The awards,celebrate success, achievement and outstanding contribution across all the carriage driving disciplines. This year the judges had a vast amount of entries to read through, deliberate and then make their final decisions. It was not an easy task - so congratulations to all those who have reached the shortlist and thank you to everyone who to the time to nominate or who was nominated.

New hope for rare breeds

21 July 2020

A rare Suffolk Punch horse has given birth to a filly foal following an innovative approach using sex sorted sperm to determine the gender. It’s the first time in the world that this technique has been used to support the survival of rare breeds.

Riders Minds Launch Online Mental Health Support

17 July 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week,in May saw the launch of Riders Minds, a bespoke, comprehensive, online resource dedicated to supporting and improving the mental health of people inn the equestrian world

Welfare Wednesday webinars – join in and find out about key welfare issues.

17 July 2020

World Horse Welfare have launched a series of conversational, welfare-related free-to-watch webinars which are proving extremely popular. Topics in the pipeline include worming, weight (overweight and underweight), dentistry, transport, euthanasia, and grazing systems and each will feature an external expert in addition to a speaker from World Horse Welfare.

Feeding Advice for the Laminitis-Prone

16 July 2020

Managing good-doers, and preventing laminitis, involves being in control of every aspect of a horse or pony’s diet and exercise regime.

Horse of the Year Show 2020 is cancelled

03 July 2020

It is with great regret, that we, the Board of Grandstand Media Limited must announce the cancellation of the 2020 edition of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to staging the 72nd Horse of the Year Show from Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th October 2021, at the NEC Birmingham.

Time to tackle ticks

29 June 2020

Ticks are opportunist creatures and can live on a variety of hosts, including horses. So, how much of a problem are they to equines? Claire Shand, SQP at Westgate Laboratories explains what signs to look for and the steps you can take to keep your horse healthy and tick free. First published in Carriage Driving, July 2019

Sports Driving Unlimited receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

29 June 2020

Sports Driving Unlimited, a voluntary group based in Lockerbie, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.