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Posted on July 31st, 2018

Does it matter where the beet comes from?

The manufacture of Speedi-Beet is a unique, patented process involving a combination of moisture and thermal treatment. As such it shouldn’t really matter about the beet, should it?

At British Horse Feeds they think it is massively important where their beet pulp is sourced from, and the full article in our September edition will explain why.

Posted on July 31st, 2018

Gaby Lucas Talks Leg Yielding

In our September issue we talk to Equithème sponsored International dressage rider Gaby Lucas, on developing leg yielding with a young horse.

Suffolk based Gaby, has a wealth of experience competing for Great Britain in the Pony, Junior and Young Rider European Championships and is now progressing up the levels in her dressage career.

Leg yielding can help to develop your horse’s lateral suppleness and is one of the most basic of lateral movements. The movement is particularly useful to young horses, helping them to develop their ability to move away from the leg effectively whilst ensuring that the rider uses the correct aids and leg positioning to influence the horse.

See September edition for full on-page tutorial.


Photo:  Richard Neve

Posted on July 31st, 2018

Mycotoxins under the Microscope

Mycotoxins can occur on growing, harvested or stored cereal and forage crops. Invisible to the naked eye, these toxic chemicals are produced by some types of mould growth under certain environmental conditions. One of the key difficulties in identifying risk is that mycotoxins can be present in feed or forage without the presence of mould.

Alltech will explain more in our September edition about how you can combat mycotoxins.


Posted on April 26th, 2018

Ride Like – Louisa Milne Home

Louisa Milne Home is one of Scotland’s leading event riders and is well known for her fantastic partnership with the wonderful grey – King Eider. The pair have completed eight 4* events and were one of only six horse and rider combinations to complete Badminton and Burghley in 2013.

Within our June edition, Louisa explains the importance of straightness in both the horse and rider.


Posted on April 26th, 2018

Summer Health Advice

Leading vets Rossdales will be providing an informative seasonal health check-list in our June edition to help keep your horse healthy and happy throughout the summer season. Grab your copy form 1st June.

Posted on April 26th, 2018

Finding The Right Dressage Saddle


In dressage for the rider to achieve the correct balance and elegant position the right saddle is vital and our June edition will feature an informative article from the Society of Master Saddlers about how to choose the right dressage saddle for you and your horse.

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 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 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?

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

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

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

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 

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?

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 

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