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hurrah for exmoor ponies! hairy, loyal, strong, versatile... and on the cover of this week's issue of horse & hound magazine. here's why we're (just slightly) in love...

exmoor ponies
hurrah for exmoor ponies! hairy, loyal, strong, versatile... and on the cover of this week's issue of horse & hound magazine. here's why we're (just slightly) in love...

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camel at the game fair 2010 usd 21 july nws 6/7
anyone with a 'certain amount of competence' riding a horse can apply to take part
the ark
the world's first private equine airport "lounge" has opened in new york

feeding is a complicated science — never more so than with a competition horse aiming for peak performance. emily bevan sorts the facts from the fiction

feeding is a complicated science — never more so than with a competition horse aiming for peak performance. emily bevan sorts the facts from the fiction

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robert smith at home, brook furlong farm, warwickshire, united kingdom. 09 february 2011
'we found out at the 12th hour... somewhere between abu dhabi and here, something stuffed up'
dan skelton of dan skelton racing at lodge hill nr alcester in warwickshire on the 6th december 2013
horse & hound's racing columnist on why altior shouldn't be compared to sprinter sacre quite yet.
if you fancy retraining a racehorse, take a look at our selection of potential ror (retraining of racehorses) contenders for sale on the horse & hound website this week
news quiz
test your knowledge of this week's news stories on www.horseandhound.co.uk with this fun quiz
ap mccoy statue
the life-size bronze took six months to make and will stand on the best mate plaza on the northern entrance to cheltenham racecourse
enjoy some of our favourite updates from equestrian social media channels during the past week

take a look at our pick of properties for green-fingered horse owners

take a look at our pick of properties for green-fingered horse owners
the then seven-year-old was destined for slaughter but was given a chance to show his talent
a 14-year-old girl's patent leather boots attracted attention in the ring
coral is busy gearing up for the season ahead and shares some very interesting training advice
pauline and doug harkin
horse & hound's point-to-point columnist talks about maintaining 'grassroots' hunter chases.

don't know the difference between a banker and a bumper? hat or no hat? swot up with our guide for first time racegoers

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don't know the difference between a banker and a bumper? hat or no hat? swot up with our guide for first time racegoers

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when people mention cobs, it might conjure up images of a "steady eddie"-type, but this is not always the case as these 27 cobs ably demonstrate...

when people mention cobs, it might conjure up images of a "steady eddie"-type, but this is not always the case as these 27 cobs ably demonstrate...

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this week we focus on accuracy, rhythm and impulsion so that you can really push up your percentages when riding prelim 15.

as the annual oscars circus highlights, human acting talent is something to be celebrated. however, we’ve all come across horses and ponies that perhaps embody popular movie characters much better, says ploy radford

as the annual oscars circus highlights, human acting talent is something to be celebrated. however, we’ve all come across horses and ponies that perhaps embody popular movie characters much better, says ploy radford

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scientific studies suggest that the trend for ever-tighter nosebands has serious welfare implications. dr orla doherty explains how veterinary researchers are gathering evidence
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find out how you can use hacking to school your horse and improve the bond between the two of you
the rider has vowed not to tow with the vehicle again, and wants others to be aware of the issue
holly gillott riding grennanstown sarco lux hill in the international competition 22 6/7 handicap final, class 34, during bolesworth csi **** held in the grounds of bolesworth castle near chester in cheshire in uk on 18 th june 2016
if you want to make the most of a range of indoor showjumping competition this week, take a look at this great selection of competitions on offer to suit all abilities
guy disney
captain guy disney made history at sandown park by becoming the first person to win a race under rules wearing a prosthetic limb
ebony horse club
“the duchess has grown up around horses, so understands as much as anyone the joy and value of being around horses"
'i'm sorry for the distressing scene but leaving them there will hopefully make more drivers 'moor aware'.' *warning: report contains upsetting image*

as the old adage says, by failing to plan you are planning to fail. trainer james burtwell believes riders need to get strategic if they are going to optimise their competition performance

nikki crisp & pasoa (299) - horse health grand prix freestyle championship - lemieux national dressage championships 2014 - stoneleigh park, warwickshire, united kingdom - 21/09/2014 © jon stroud media 2014, all rights reserved
find out what small things can make a big difference to your show day success
thistlecrack
thistlecrack, pictured winning at aintree in april
the popular king george vi winner was the gold cup favourite, but the star novice chaser will now miss the cheltenham festival
racing stable staff were recognised during a prestigious award ceremony on monday night (20 february), which had a generous £120,000 prize-fund
donovan stratemann
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“our ability to come together in times of grief is a tribute to the incredible sport we all cherish. donovan will forever be in our hearts.”

when we asked you for your horsey confessions, we were inundated with your stories — from (unbelievably) cheap farriers and unwise boyfriends to 'bargain' horses. the perpetrators shall remain anonymous for their own safety (ok, so they can continue their deceptions without being caught out...)

stable stereotypes
when we asked you for your horsey confessions, we were inundated with your stories — from (unbelievably) cheap farriers and unwise boyfriends to 'bargain' horses

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horse dumped
the rspca is urging anyone with any information to contact them by calling 03001238018 *warning: report contains upsetting image*

extendable stirrups, water bottles and padded breeches — h&h's aimi clark spent four days riding in glorious hungarian countryside, but with a little foresight she could have been better prepared. here are her top six things to consider before jetting off on a holiday in the saddle

extendable stirrups, water bottles and padded breeches — h&h's aimi clark spent four days riding in glorious hungarian countryside, but with a little foresight she could have been better prepared

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thistlecrack
thistlecrack, pictured winning at aintree in april
the popular king george vi winner was the gold cup favourite, but the star novice chaser will now miss the cheltenham festival

tomorrow (23 february 2017) our bumper show guide hits the shelves, with over 800 show listings so that you can start planning your season. for starters, take note of the major equestrian events for 2017 with this list...

tomorrow (23 february 2017) our bumper show guide hits the shelves, with over 800 show listings so that you can start planning your season. for starters, take note of the major equestrian events for 2017 with this list...

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when we asked you to send us photos of your exmoor ponies this week, we were inundated with examples of your hardy natives proving that there are no limits to their talents — whether that's driving, showing, showjumping or even racing. don't miss this week's issue of horse & hound magazine (16 february 2017), where we celebrate the exmoor pony — plus other british breeds

‘we have five exmoor mares who came to help us conservation graze at rosewood farm in the lower derwent valley national nature reserve. the reserve is a wetland of international importance and we wanted to add exmoors to our cattle and sheep for more effective tree control and to help preserve such an ancient breed. we plan to breed the mares and keep geldings to drive.’ — natalie rose
when we asked you to send us photos of your exmoor ponies this week, we were inundated with examples of your hardy natives proving that there are no limits to their talents — whether that's driving, showing or showjumping

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shetland care home
"betty’s one wish would be to run her hands through a horse’s fur one more time"

tomorrow (23 february 2017) our bumper show guide hits the shelves, with over 8000 show listings so that you can start planning your season. for starters, take note of the major equestrian events for 2017 with this list...

tomorrow (23 february 2017) our bumper show guide hits the shelves, with over 8000 show listings so that you can start planning your season. for starters, take note of the major equestrian events for 2017 with this list...

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'i was absolutely shocked to see what was causing the problem'
barbara thomson
credit: jan sutherland/nz horse & pony
“she will continue to hold that infinite pedestal position, i will always have her in my thoughts everywhere i go, and every time i look through my lenses”
carrie childs returns for a second year blogging about her journey to the badminton mitsubishi motors cup championship

hurrah! the competition season will soon begin in earnest — and the following may well sound familiar to you…

hurrah! the competition season will soon begin in earnest — and the following may well sound familiar to you…

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horse & hound's guest dressage columnist comments on the rising average scores in the sport
paul tapner (3rd) oliver townend (1st) and jonelle price (2nd) in the final standing in the 2016 event rider masters series at the of the cross country phase of the cic***erm at blenheim palace international horse trials in the grounds of blenheim palace near oxford in oxfordshire uk on 11th september 2016
the erm team is looking forward to an extended series this year, and to running barbury international

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a number of people made calls to the charity's cruelty line when they saw the horse
dng53m beeley moor,derbyshire,uk.27th december 2013.during the night many trees and property were damaged by gale forces winds across the peak district. credit: ian francis/alamy live news
we're hoping you all stay safe out there today — if you're still with power and can get from a to b, it looks like you can count yourself lucky. but that's not to say storm doris isn't making horse owners' lives a misery all the same...

spillers' equine nutritionist clare barfoot provides one h&h forum user with some helpful advice on how to feed a horse with suspected gastric ulcers

spillers-feeding
spillers' equine nutritionist clare barfoot provides one h&h forum user with some helpful advice on how to feed a horse with suspected gastric ulcers

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bransby rescue
bullseye
the pair were both malnourished when they were rescued from a lincolnshire field
hovis has some bad news to report as he prepares to head off for some veterinary treatment
the 11-year-old rider is blind in one eye as a result of the accident, in which she suffered serious facial injuries

after years of fearlessly riding other people's 'project' horses, victoria brant was finally in a position to buy her own horse. but after opting for a four-year-old warmblood, she quickly realised she had made a mistake...

after years of fearlessly riding other people's 'project' horses, victoria brant was finally in a position to buy her own horse. but after opting for a four-year-old warmblood, she quickly realised she had made a mistake...

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horse & hound's guest showjumping columnist reflects on the recent lack of support at south view, despite excellent prize-money
'as soon as we arrived, we knew it wasn’t going to be an easy job to free the horse'

however much we have prepared, things don't always go exactly to plan on competition day. top riders tell us how they stay focused when their competition plans go adrift

however much we have prepared, things don't always go exactly to plan on competition day. top riders tell us how they stay focused when their competition plans go adrift

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enjoy some of our favourite updates from equestrian social media channels during the past week
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the british equestrian federation has looked outside the equestrian world to find its new world class performance director

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welcome to your seventh e-training lesson with keith robertson. this week keith explains how to ride beautiful transitions with the view to improving your prelim test riding. this week we focus on prelim 17.

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british flag great britain union jack
the british equestrian federation has looked outside the equestrian world to find its new world class performance director

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with the eventing season just around the corner take a look at our selection of event horses for sale on the horse & hound website this week
news quiz
test your knowledge of this week's stories on www.horseandhound.co.uk with this fun news quiz

meet ali dane and join her on her journey as she embarks on a great challenge to learn how to race ride in time for the champions willberry charity race at cheltenham on 20 april 2017

meet ali dane and join her on her journey as she embarks on a great challenge to learn how to race ride in time for the champions willberry charity race at cheltenham on 20 april 2017

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horse & hound's showjumping columnist talks about the current fei blood rule within the sport

deciding what horsebox insurance you need might fill you with dread, but here's everything you need to know to get you up to speed before you sign on the dotted line

deciding what horsebox insurance you need might fill you with dread, but here's everything you need to know to get you up to speed before you sign on the dotted line

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we all know how we’d like show days to go — but let’s face it, reality has a tendency to get in the way. unless you’re a pro with a yard full of grooms and a lorry full of expensive gear, you’ll probably be familiar with the following…

stable stereotypes over horsed
we all know how we’d like show days to go — but let’s face it, reality has a tendency to get in the way. unless you’re a pro with a yard full of grooms and a lorry full of expensive gear, you’ll probably be familiar with the following…

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germany's isabell werth and emilio winning the eighth leg of the fei world cup dressage western european league at gothenburg, sweden
the 11-year-old earned 'something of a reputation' in his younger days for his erratic, frightened beaviour

if competing is a top priority for you, take a look at our pick of properties within easy reach of show centres

if competing is a top priority for you, take a look at our pick of properties within easy reach of show centres
lucy reports back after a rather odd half term holiday experience and explains what her top pony has been up to over the past few weeks
north of england spring show
horse & hound's showing columnist talks about showing off your mount — not yourself — in the ring

looking for the best tips from racing experts ahead of cheltenham? with the festival just around the corner (14-17 march), we've rounded up the preview evenings happening across the country and ireland over the coming weeks for the national hunt enthusiasts out there

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heading to the cheltenham festival? read our round-up of preview evenings and get prepared for the highlight of the national hunt calendar (... and impress your friends with top tips)

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cliff horse rescue
nine fire service vehicles, a tractor, a vet and an animal welfare charity worked together to winch the mare to safety

if you ever travel your horse on your own, you might be familiar with a few of the following thoughts

if you ever travel your horse on your own, you might be familiar with a few of the following thoughts

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'looking back now, i realise just how very lucky i was'
julie gaukroger has a good laugh about why different things upset people in a variety of ways

if you're new to eventing, we have demystified the levels available both in the uk and internationally ahead of this season kicking off

if you're new to eventing, we have demystified the levels available both in the uk and internationally ahead of this season kicking off

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horse & hound's point-to-point columnist discusses the need for better communication
horse cliff rescue
nine fire service vehicles, a tractor, a vet and an animal welfare charity worked together to winch the mare to safety
with just a few days until the affiliated eventing season kicks off, here's some competitions you won't want to miss out on
'he has given me memories i will treasure forever. i cannot thank him enough'
the classic-winning british jockey was taken to a trauma hospital by air ambulance

last year's olympic dressage travelling reserve lara griffith is based at laura tomlinson's cotswold yard where she is stable jockey. with cream-coloured gravel, an immaculate school, manicured grass and a cotswold stone barn, the set-up is story-book perfect. lara gives horse & hound a tour...

laura tomlinson looks on with lara griffith - eastington stables, ampney st peter, gloucestershire, united kingdom - 21 december 2016
last year's olympic dressage travelling reserve lara griffith shows horse & hound around the cotswold yard where she is based as laura tomlinson's stable jockey

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the former jockey will be joined by weighing room colleague ap mccoy for part of the challenge
lucy bridgwater at home with the giant bolster
lucy has been busy shopping for 'sammy' and the pair also ventured to their first ror dressage clinic. find out how it all went...
performing a liver biopsy on a horse in stocks
the low-profile but hard-working liver plays a vital role in maintaining health. edd knowles mrcvs discusses this complex and multi-purpose organ

contrary to myth, laminitis occurs all year-round and not just in the spring. it is an emergency that needs prompt action so find out how to recognise it and what to do if your horse is showing signs

laminitic hoof x ray used in vet report 28th june 2012
contrary to myth, laminitis occurs all year-round and not just in the spring. it is an emergency that needs prompt action so find out how to recognise it and what to do if your horse is showing signs

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if you're looking for proof that showjumpers know how to entertain themselves and others, the annual bareback challenge held at bury farm in memory of amateur showjumper russell pearson is a perfect example
image courtesy of diane kilshaw.
the top british dressage rider is "so excited" about her new little powerhouse, who made his competition debut at the weekend
image courtesy of smb photographic
if you're looking for proof that showjumpers know how to entertain themselves and others, the annual bareback challenge held at bury farm in memory of amateur showjumper russell pearson is a perfect example
rescue horse wedding
"golden boy" ciscoe has had a fairytale transformation himself and played a starring role in his rider's big day
'ror is very proud to be associated with such a well-respected event'
rosie has been making her final preparations ahead of the eventing season which kicks off this weekend

if your heart sinks as the days get longer and the sight of diamante brings you out in a cold sweat, you may well be addicted to hunting...

susie king
if your heart sinks as the days get longer and the sight of diamante brings you out in a cold sweat, you may well be addicted to hunting...

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if you're looking for proof that showjumpers know how to entertain themselves and others, the annual bareback challenge held at bury farm in memory of amateur showjumper russell pearson is a perfect example
donkey
'there’s about 700 donkeys coming here to wait to die. there’s no food, there’s no water'

you know that the perfect coach could turn around your season, you’re just not sure how to find one. h&h finds out...

you know that the perfect coach could turn around your season, you’re just not sure how to find one. h&h finds out...

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is your horse on box rest, prone to cribbing, destructive chewing, box walking or gets restless in the field? if so then here are our pick of the products designed to combat these traits.

is your horse on box rest, prone to cribbing, destructive chewing, box walking or gets restless in the field? if so then here are our pick of the products designed to combat these traits

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rio de janeiro, brazil - september 15: natasha baker of great britain, onboard cabral during equestrian - dressage - individual championship test - grade ii final on day 8 of the rio 2016 paralympic games at the olympic equestrian centre on september 15, 2016 in rio de janeiro, brazil. (photo by alexandre loureiro/getty images)
the para dressage world lost an equine hero when natasha baker's ride cabral was put down last weekend (26 february 2017). we celebrate his golden career in pictures...

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hannah francis
"the hannah francis award for talent, courage and inspiration is a fitting tribute to her, and just one of many ways hannah’s legacy will be remembered"

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'there’s about 700 donkeys coming here to wait to die. there’s no food, there’s no water'
sunny hale
“she has been a major inspiration to many young players and made huge contributions to the sport"
crowd of spectators in front of badminton house
eventers competing at this year’s four-star will be facing a new challenge