Equestrian News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Riding School’s Memorial Show

Riding School’s Memorial Show

Grovely Riding School’s Memorial Show on August 12 raised funds for Salisbury Hospice and Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal. The annual show, staged in memory of Gemma's horse Teddy, has taken on greater significance after the deaths of friends and horses...

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Big money race bonanza

Big money race bonanza

Biggest Salisbury Racecourse stages a two-day festival on Wednesday August 14 and Thursday 15. The two-day summer holiday race meeting begins on the Thursday, featuring the largest prize money race of the year – Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes. Accompanied children aged...

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Trials take on ladybirds

Trials take on ladybirds

More tweaks to the cross-country start and finish position are promised for the Whitehead Vizard Wilton Horse Trials on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. It’s the 43rd time and the 13th sponsored by Whitehead Vizard Solicitors in Salisbury, and the 22nd year for...

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Twice as nice for David

Twice as nice for David

Jockey David Probert stole the show at Salisbury on Thursday, May 2, riding a double on the evening card, sponsored by William Hill, at Salisbury Racecourse. The well-supported newcomer Firepower justified favouritism in the opener on the card for trainer Clive Cox...

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Racing resumes after horse flu scare

Racing resumes after horse flu scare

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) suspended all horseracing in the UK from  February 7 until tomorrow, February 13, until further test results were in and with strict biosecurity controls. Many horses were swabbed and results analysed by the Animal Health Trust....

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Cold weather challenge

Cold weather challenge

By Angus Corrie-Deanne Frosty mornings, short days and mud! Winter can be a challenge for all who love their horses or like to get out riding. Weekends offer more opportunity, of course, but for those who like to be with horses during the week, or who need to balance...

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Focus: William Fox Grant

Focus: William Fox Grant

William is 58 and is riding in his sixth Golden Button challenge, the only competitor to have done every GB. He has finished 3rd (2013) and 2nd (2015) on the late Ferrari, but this year, February 23, he is riding his new acquisition, 14- year-old, 16.3 thoroughbred...

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Anyone for polo?

Anyone for polo?

With the arena polo season underway at Druids Lodge Polo Club. This Saturday, November 3, the "Fireside Polo" Arena Open Evening has some of the best players in the world battling it out for the El Rosario Trophy. There will be two exhibition matches, opportunities...

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Horse show raises £1,300

Horse show raises £1,300

Grovely Riding School's 18th annual Memorial Show on August 13 remembered former rider and much-loved friend Laura Bishop, who died in 2013. The show, at the Wilton stables, raised £1,300 for Salisbury Hospice Charity which played a huge part in caring for Laura...

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Hickstead 2018 Dressage Masters Championship

Hickstead 2018 Dressage Masters Championship

The prestigious Hickstead 2018 Dressage Masters Championships were run at the end of June. My class, the hotly contested Prix St Georges (PSG) was on a Friday, the same day as my last A Level. The huge class started in the morning and ran until 4.45pm. Hickstead...

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Young dressage rider makes Olympics bid

Young dressage rider makes Olympics bid

Aspiring 18-year-old Oympian dressage rider Angus Corrie-Deane, from Teffont, is making waves in the Summer competition season. In the run-up to the 2018 European Championships, he and Tiny clocked up useful international scores in their bid to represent GB at the...

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Top dressage rider from Teffont competes in France

Top dressage rider from Teffont competes in France

Top dressage rider Angus Corrie Deane, who lives in Teffont, has been confirmed for the GB team heading for Le Mans in France for one of the first European International competitions of 2018. The French-hosted European Dressage Competition runs from Wednesday,...

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New and better but is it worth it?

New and better but is it worth it?

Tack, kit and all the bits and pieces we buy for our horses can cost a lot of money - but, much of it is essential. How do we decide what we need to have – what type/size/make - and what is 'just a nice to have?' I’m going to take a look at this under the headings of...

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Angus Corrie-Deane: teenage life

Angus Corrie-Deane: teenage life

So, Angus: When did you start riding? I’ve ridden all my life (so far). Mum used to put a little crash cap on me and let me ride in front of her when she took her eventers for a gentle stroll. In fact, she only gave up riding when she was six months pregnant with me –...

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