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Posted on March 26th, 2018

Best Foot Forward

As the old saying goes ‘no foot no horse’, ailments affecting the foot can have severe implications for your horse leading to them being out of action for quite some time.

See our May edition for specialist advice on Abscesses, Bruised Soles, Puncture Wounds and Thrush.


Posted on March 26th, 2018

“Just like my dad did…”

In our May issue we talk to rising star of the show jumping world Robert Murphy about his plans for the season and making the sport his chosen career.

With his mother and father, Eleni and Peter Murphy both well known as leading riders and trainers, young Robert Murphy was destined for a career in the world of showjumping – in our May edition we find out more…

 


Posted on March 26th, 2018

Competition Jackets

With the fashion of competition jackets regularly changing it is important to keep up to date with the latest rules and regulations regarding competition wear.

British Eventing rule changes for 2018 state that for the dressage and showjumping phases at Intermediate level and below, jackets may be in any single conservative colour in muted tone. Whilst In British Showjumping, traditional style tailored jackets and hacking jackets are allowed, with the exception of British team colours.

With the relaxing of the rules, it allows riders to portray their own individuality through competition wear, and ultimately feel comfortable and confident in what they are wearing when competing. See our guide in the May edition for more competition jacket inspiration.


Posted on January 25th, 2018

Country & Equestrian Clothing and Accessories Guide

Catch up with all the latest equestrian and country clothing collections that will be in stores soon – from jackets and tops to accessories and boots, we’ve got all the latest gear to update your wardrobe as well as interviews with some of the industry’s most exciting new talents. See April edition for details!


Posted on December 7th, 2017

Turning Your Passion Into Your Career – University Open Day

Your attention might be firmly fixed on Christmas festivities at the moment but come the New Year you may be considering your next career step, and specifically an Equine Degree, so it is well worth planning a visit to a University Open Day.

Writtle University College, who have recently invested £1.5million in equine facilities, will be opening their doors to potential Equine degree students on Wednesday 10th January 2018 so we asked them to answer some frequently asked questions surrounding the event, to find out more about what can you expect from their University Open Day…

 

 

How do I book on?
It’s easy! Simply visit writtle.ac.uk/HE-OpenDay-Application and complete the booking form.

Is the University Open Day right for me?
This event is aimed at people who are looking to go to university and study a degree (or equivalent). If you are looking to study a College-level course or apprenticeship with us then you need to visit a College Information Event. Go to writtle.ac.uk/infoevent for details.

How old do you need to be to start a degree?
Typically you need to be 18 to start university, but there is no upper age limit! We welcome students of all ages and abilities. Speak to us and we will help you find the right course.

Can I bring guests?
Yes. You can book up to two guests online, but you are welcome to bring more.

Who will I meet?
You will have the opportunity to chat to academics from your chosen course, as well as staff from our support teams including finance and learning support.

Will I see student accommodation?
Yes. A student ambassador will take you on a tour of student facilities.

Can I drop in anytime?
The Open Day is a structured event which runs from 11am until 4pm so in order for you to get the most out of the day you will need to arrive by 11am. Please pre-book your space. If you are unable to commit to a full day please email us so we can accommodate you.

What will I be doing at the event?
You will have the opportunity to meet academics and hear all about your chosen course. During the free buffet lunch, mingle with Student Ambassadors and talk to support staff, before touring our subject-specialist facilities.

Is the event free?
Absolutely!

Where do I park?
There is ample free parking on campus, including disabled spaces.

Is lunch included?
Yes. A free buffet lunch is included. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements before your visit via the booking form writtle.ac.uk/HE-OpenDay-Application

Do I have to decide anything on the day?
No. We hope that you’ll leave us inspired and informed about the right course for you. Please remember that the UCAS deadline for university applications is Monday 15th January 2018.

For more information visit www.writtle.ac.uk


Posted on December 7th, 2017

Discover Equine Courses and Apprenticeships – College Info Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may have read in our December/January edition all about Writtle University College’s impressive £1.5million new investment into their equine facilities and this has stoked your interest in finding out more, especially if you are looking to go to college and study a certificate or diploma (or equivalent).

So we asked WUC to tell us more about their forthcoming College Information Event, that is being held on Saturday 13th January 2018, and to answer a number of your questions…

Can I bring guests?
Yes. You can book guests online. To book your place visit writtle.ac.uk/Information-Evening-Application

Who will I meet?
You will have the opportunity to chat to academics from your chosen course, as well as staff from our support teams, including finance and learning support.

Can I drop in anytime?
Yes. Information Events run from 10am until 1pm, meaning that you can drop in and see us at a time that suits you.

How do I book on?
It’s easy! Simply visit writtle.ac.uk/Information-Evening-Application 

What will I be doing?
You will have the chance to speak to teaching staff from your chosen course, as well as our helpful support staff. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have.

Is the event free?
Yes.

Where do I park?
There is ample free parking on campus, including disabled spaces.

Are refreshments included?
Yes. Complimentary refreshments are included. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements before your visit via the booking form writtle.ac.uk/Information-Evening-Application 

At what age can I study a college course at Writtle?
You can study our courses straight from finishing your GCSE’s, or after your 16th birthday.

For more information visit www.writtle.ac.uk

 


Posted on November 6th, 2017

Respiratory Disease

The Animal Health Trust, that carriers out pioneering work on improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness in horses, takes a look at respiratory tract illness in our next edition, and explains what we can do as horse owners to improve our equine’s respiratory health. See December/January edition for full report.


Posted on November 6th, 2017

Ever wondered what herb you could use to help keep your horse relaxed when he has to stay in this winter? Daisy Price from Champerene explains more about Vervain, and how a herbal approach could help to calm his disposition this winter. See December/January edition for details.


Posted on November 6th, 2017

Behind the scenes at Bicton Arena

Helen West’s devotion to equestrianism is tangible everywhere you look when rolling into Bicton Arena, Devon’s acclaimed eventing venue. Since taking on the role of Arena Manager with Clinton Devon Estates four years ago, Helen has elevated Bicton Arena’s status to one of international standing but she won’t be happy until it’s up there with Badminton – writes journalist Fran McElhone. See our Dec/Jan edition for full interview. 

 


Posted on July 31st, 2017

Ride Like: Bonnie Fishburn

Dressage and event rider Bonnie Fishburn explains the art of leg yielding, a useful exercise which can significantly help to improve suppleness. Leg yield is the most basic of lateral movements and encourages looseness and flexibility across the whole of the horse’s body whilst ensuring that the rider uses the correct aids and leg positioning to influence the horse. Read the full tutorial in our September edition.