Miscellaneous News

Miscellaneous News

Check out the latest general horse related news.

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual today releases its annual rural crime data, based on claims received in 2014. The data reveals rural crime cost the UK economy £37.8 million in 2014, down from £44.5 million in 2013 – representing a 15% fall, but equine related thefts are on the increase.

Despite the 2016 Games still being nearly a year away, an Olympic Opening Ceremony with a difference happened today in Brixton, South London when Olympic Gold Medallist and Land Rover Ambassador, Ben Maher, arrived at children’s charity Ebony Horse Club to officially open the stable of a very special pony.

As the tournament entered its seventh year at Arundel Castle, rivalries between teams and nations were fiercer than ever with the Kingdom of England riding to victory.

The Scottish SPCA is seeking new homes for 27 Shetland ponies in the care of its rescue centre in Aberdeenshire.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a three-month old foal was found with burns to 90 per cent of his face and body, and other injuries thought to have been caused by a hit and run vehicle incident. The national charity is also appealing for information of the whereabouts of the foal’s mother.

World Horse Welfare’s third annual polo day hosted at the prestigious Guards Polo Club and attended by HRH The Princess Royal has this year raised over £25,000 to help fund the charity’s work helping horses in the UK and around the world.

One of Europe’s tallest horses, Digger, has joined World Horse Welfare’s popular Adopt a Horse scheme in place of donkey, Whisky, who has now been rehomed.

Members of the public will have an exciting opportunity to visit HorseWorld’s busy rescue and rehabilitation yard, Keynes Farm which is not normally open to the public on Saturday 18th July, 10am till 4pm.

A young colt aged approximately 15-18 months old has been rescued by equine welfare charity HorseWorld after he was found injured and covered in harness sores on a main road through Avonmouth.

If you’re looking for a great day out this summer, head to Equifest held at the East of England Showground, Peterborough from August 12 to 16.

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