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October 2020

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Published 6th October, 2020

Side Glance – the horse who takes everything in his stride

When she is not working for Kingsclere trainer Andrew Balding, Leanne White is busy looking after her stepchildren and t...

September 2020

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Published 24th September, 2020

Secret Passion a Horse of a Lifetime

Written by Polly Taylor Secret Passion, known as Lyric was a wonderful advertisement for the joys of former racehorses....

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Published 10th September, 2020

Triumphant Welcome's Tale by Alana White

Written by Alana White I am a member of RoR (Central Region) with my former racehorse Triumphant Welcome, or known to h...

July 2020

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Published 24th July, 2020

UAE King's Training Journal by Jackie Smith

We met UAE King at the end of January at his trainer Roger Varian's yard, in Newmarket. We were excited to meet one of t...

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Published 16th July, 2020

Sirius Chesnut the Dressage Diva

Written by Katy Ferrari. Sirius Chesnut, now known as Declan at home, has been with me for five years now. When he arriv...

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Published 9th July, 2020

My Eventing Superstars - by Harriet Colderick

Watergate Bay was previously trained by Paul Nicholls, owned by Graham Roach and then Chris Gordon and I now event him a...

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Published 1st July, 2020

Thady Quil - 'I hatched a plan to bring him into the fold'

Written by Pip Frankish Bought as a 5 year old from Ireland where he was a decent point to pointer, Thady Quil (the name...

June 2020

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Published 11th June, 2020

The story of Bold Josr by Becky Wingett

I bought Bold Josr, now known as Bertie, nearly 7 years ago to become a bit of a happy hacker to share with my mum and a...

May 2020

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Published 29th May, 2020

The tale of Sunningdale Rose - by Kathryn Dellow

Sunningdale Rose, now known as Rose, came to our little yard for a break from racing in 2014. She was very skinny and al...

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Published 22nd May, 2020

Bogsnog's Journey by Sarah Newell

I picked Bogsnog, now known as Boggy, up from his last race at Leicester races in 2017 and our partnership started with...

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Published 6th May, 2020

It's A Sting - "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride"

Written by Andrew Thomas Llewellyn It’s A Sting was bought by Oliver Sherwood and Tessa Greatrex during the April Sales ...

April 2020

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Published 20th April, 2020

Maxilian's Story by Aimee Leach

Max was trained and raced up until he was 5-years-old with racehorse trainer Emma Lavelle. In 2014 he was given to his s...

December 2019

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Published 12th December, 2019

Big Easy proves that dressage is just that............Easy!!!

After losing my horse I was on the lookout for another and I mentioned to a friend of mine who works for Ian Williams, t...

November 2019

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Published 6th November, 2019

Stuff of Dreams - Ingleby Hill & Shelley Heywood

My name is Shelley Heywood and I’m now 48 years old! I started riding aged eight (in those days insurance at riding scho...

October 2019

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Published 8th October, 2019

Sweet Deal proves to be just that!

(Written by Hannah Mustow) Sweet Deal, joined us in April 2015 after a career on both the flat and over hurdles. He race...

June 2019

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Published 5th June, 2019

Amroth Bay - a (nearly) perfect match from the start

(Written by Sophie Brown) As someone straight out of racing school and starting their first job in racing, my nerves on ...

September 2018

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Published 17th September, 2018

Former racehorse, Carhue, on patrol in rural Wales

In May 2017, Dyfed-Powys Police Special Constables started patrolling on horseback. These Special Constables have full p...

June 2018

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Published 17th June, 2018

Spanish Hidalgo – a truly rewarding gentleman

Both myself and my husband worked in racing for many years. Including his dad who looked after the famous Shirley Height...

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Published 1st June, 2018

Master Wickham – the gift horse that went to badminton

(Written by Claire Lewis) Master Wickham, known at home as Darsi, ran his last race in January 2015 after a short career...

May 2018

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Published 17th May, 2018

Polocrosse Season In Full Swing

With the Polocrosse season in full swing, Rachael Duhig from Cotswold Polocrosse Club has sent in this report on the up ...