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Racing Yards Require Staff

Looking for a job in the racing industry? Keep an eye on the classified ads, jobs section. Many local racehorse trainers use Hereford Equestrian when looking for lads and lasses. Click here

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British Dressage

For all information about affiliated Dressage, see the British Dressage website: www.britishdressage.co.uk For dressage shows, see the what’s on page

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British Showjumping

For further information about British Show Jumping, visit the BS website: www.britishshowjumping.co.uk For shows in the area, see the What’s On page

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Hereford Racecourse

Back after four years away from racing and reopened on 6 October 2016. www.hereford-racecourse.co.uk

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Trailblazers Showing & Working Hunter 2017

We are delighted to introduce the new and exciting developments to the Showing & Working Hunter Trailblazers Series and Championships. Trailblazers are increasing the number of showing classes at the Championship Finals, which sees the introduction of the following classes: – In Hand Trailblazers Spotted, Appaloosa, Palomino & Roan Championship In Hand Trailblazers Best Foreign…

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Point to Pointing

For information about point to pointing and fixtures visit: www.pointtopoint.co.uk – The Official website for Point-to-Pointing.

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Horseball information

For more information about Horseball, visit the British Horseball website: www.britishhorseball.co.uk

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British Reining

For all information about British Reining, please visit their website: www.britishreining.co.uk

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What is Reining

“The sport itself has been likened to a Western form of dressage – both disciplines requiring a competitor to ride a set pattern with smoothness and correctness, demonstrating the unity of horse and rider.” The above information is from the British Reining website where you will find all the information you need about reining – www.britishreining.co.uk

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Code of Practice for Horse Drawn Vehicles

Looking for information re the code of practice for horse drawn vehicles on the road? A working group was set up by the Department of Transport who worked with equestrian organisations  to produce a Code of Practice which could be used by those driving horse drawn vehicles on the road.  Click here to read the document:…

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Find a pack of Foxhounds

Find out more about hunting and find a Hunt local to you by using the Master of Foxhounds Association website http://mfha.org.uk/pack_directory/

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Forces Equine

www.ForcesEquine.com is an online equine site dedicated to the Combined Services, and their dependent family members, for everything equestrian. Here you will be able to find the information and links you need to keep you up to date with what’s going on within Royal Navy, The British Army, Royal Air Force & Police Equestrian world.…

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Side Saddle Instructors

If you are looking for an instructor to teach you to ride side saddle, you can use the search facility on the BHS website. Click the link below, then use the check boxes to select your region/county, then scroll down to the other qualifications section and choose a from the 3 levels: Side Saddle Association Grade…

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The Side Saddle Association

The Side Saddle Association website can be found at: www.sidesaddleassociation.co.uk Membership benefits include: Members’ Handbook published annually Shows & Fixtures list published annually Newsletters List of Saddlers For Sale and Wanted list List of Approved Instructors and facilities The Side Saddle Association Equitation Championship rules Turnout Guidelines Grade Test and Instructor examinations S.S.A. rosettes and…

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Polocrosse gets a permanent club at Rugby

In the wake of the highly successful 2011 Polocrosse World Cup there is now a permanent UK Polocrosse club at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, just south of Rugby in Warwickshire. The club has been established by Phillip Baker, the owner of Onley Grounds, and the UKPA as there is a high demand for a polocrosse…

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RoR – Racehorse to Riding Horse

For further information re RoR, see the Retraining of Racehorses website at: www.ror.org.uk Also, see more information on the BD Website: www.britishdressage.co.uk/competitions/ror_series

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Wild about Western

I am the only western rider in this village. Am I bovvered? Not one bit. I have been a western rider and a member of the Western Equestrian Society (WES) for over 20 years and I am used to the occasional stare, comments about cowboys and questions about my saddle. Where I live there are…

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Eppynt Carriage Club

Newly formed carriage driving club FUN friendly and enthusiast welcoming all members offering support and training to all We hold monthy events throughout the year if you are looking for a friendly driving club then contact Eppynt Carriage Club on 01982 560727

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Horse Agility – The new sport for all

Horse agility is a new equestrian sport that is growing rapidly in popularity because people who love horses have found that they can now compete at the highest levels without having to ride. In this fast and exciting sport the horse has to overcome a number of challenging obstacles, sometimes against the clock, being guided…

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British Eventing

The governing body for affiliated eventing in the UK is British Eventing. Find out all you need to know at www.britisheventing.com

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Interested in carriage driving?

There is an Introduction to Carriage Driving day, Sponsored by British Driving Society (Herefordshire), being held at Monnington Stud, Monnington, Herefordshire. HR4 7N, on Sunday 5th June from 2 – 4pm. There will be a display of carriage driving by Hereford District Driving Group. Great opportunity to go along and find out how to get…

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Not a BS member but interested in Showjumping & under 18?

If you are under 18 and not a British Showjumping member but interested in Showjumping, Sport England are now offering non-British Showjumping members a chance to train with top Showjumping Coaches at a heavily discounted rate.  Make the Jump – with Jump Start!  See events titled Jump-Start on the what’s on page. First training date…

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Pony Clubs

To find a Pony Club in your area, visit the official Pony Club website: www.pcuk.org Pony Clubs are for children with their own ponies.  PC’s provide a great opportunity for youngsters to get a good education on horseback as well as in horsecare.  There is also a very good competition structure within the Pony Club,…

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Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled incorporating Carriage Driving

For information regarding Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled incorporating Carriage Driving, see Herefordshire Riding & Driving for the Disabled website or contact: E mail rda@rdahereford.org Postal address Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled C/O Holme Lacy College Holme Lacy Hereford HR2 6LL Phone & fax 01432  870831

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BHS in your area

Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire are part of the BHS West Midlands area along with Warwickshire and Staffordshire.  The West Midlands Regional Manager is Andrea Jackman: Tel: 02476 840722, andrea.jackman@bhs.org.uk Gloucestershire is part of BHS South West, which comprisesAvon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.  The South West Regional Manager is Julie Garbutt: Tel:01749 880152, Julie.Garbutt@bhs.org.uk Powys is included in BHS Wales…

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A brief introduction to Endurance Riding

Endurance GB is the governing body for the sport of Endurance (Competitive Long Distance) Riding in Great Britain. It formulates the rules and organises rides to cater for all levels of ability, whether you want to compete occasionally at local events or are aiming for top class/international competition. They provide over 100 events a year…

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Endurance Riding Groups in the area

Offa’s Dyke Group covers Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and West Gloucestershire. See their website and find out how you can enjoy endurance riding at all levels and see the beautiful countryside in the area.  Click here to visit their website Endurance GB has many groups throughout the UK which organise rides, social and training events at a…

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Riding clubs (not affiliated to BRC)

Forest of Dean Horse Riders and Carriage Drivers Association. We cover the Forest of Dean area specifically for access and bridleway issues. Visit our site at www.deanforestriders.co.uk MARDEN RIDING CLUB Secretary: Debbie Rogers, Laurel Cottage, Preston Wynne, Hereford HR1 3PE – Tel: 01432 820574 e.mail: debbieimrogers@btinternet.com Website: www.mardenanddistrictridingclub.co.uk/ ODFRC – Offa’s Dyke Family Riding Club…

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Area 15 Riding Clubs – South & East Wales and borders, inc Herefordshire

All information about Riding Clubs can be found on the British Horse Society website The following clubs are in area 15: Blaenavon Stirrup Club Brecon, Crickhowell & District Riding Club – http://www.breconcrickhowellridingclub.co.uk/ Cricklands Equestrian Club – http://www.cricklands.com/ Epynt Riding Club Forest of Dean Riding Club – http://fodrc.co.uk/ Golden Valley Riding Club – http://gvrc.co.uk/ Hereford &…

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Area 18 Riding Clubs – Glos, Oxon & borders

Area 18 website:  http://www.brc-area18.org.uk/ Berkeley and District RC – www.bdrc.org.uk Bewdley Bridle Club  – http://www.bewdleybridleclub.co.uk/ Bromsgrove & District Riding Club – http://bromsgroveridingclub.co.uk/ Bromyard RC – www.bromyardrc.org.uk Cheltenham RC – www.cheltenhamridingclub.co.uk Cotswold Edge RC – www.cotswoldedgerc.co.uk Cropthorne and Evesham Vale RC – www.cev-riding.org.uk Evenlode RC – www.evenloderidingclub.co.uk Frampton Family RC – www.ffrc.org.uk Isis RC – www.isisdressagegroup.org…

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