Blue Cross Call To Ditch New Year's Eve Fireworks

Blue Cross Call To Ditch New Year's Eve FireworksBlue Cross is urging people not to let off any fireworks on New Year's Eve, as horse owners reveal the extent of suffering they cause in a recent survey.
As a difficult year for everyone comes to a close, it is understandable the British public may be wanting to celebrate new hope for 2021 this winter and for some, that might include letting off fireworks in their garden or private fields.
However, the animal charity is asking people to think about horses and pets this New Year’s Eve and resist the temptation to use loud fireworks, which we know terrifies many of the animals we share our lives with.
Blue Cross surveyed horse owners in early December and found that there were high levels of concern in the equine community about the impact on their horses and the difficulty in predicting when the fireworks may be let off in order to try and plan ahead. (1)

Read more ...

Give the Lasting Gift of Saddle Fitting Know HowFound It! The Perfect Horsey Gift

Saddle Fitting Know How - For Riders and Trainers is available as two videos for unlimited download or streaming from Master Saddler & Master Saddle Fitter Kay Hastilow’s own Vimeo On Demand page for a one-off charge of just £35 per video – the perfect equestrian Christmas Gift for less than the cost of a good quality saddlecloth!

Read more ...

H&C and British Riding Clubs Announce Live Streaming Partnership

Lottie Gilderson 100pxhighInternational equestrian sports network Horse & Country (H&C) and British Riding Clubs (BRC) have announced a new partnership which will see selected BRC events live-streamed on H&C’s membership service, H&C+. BRC is dedicated to supporting and encouraging amateur riders at all levels and runs a wide range of championships and events throughout the year. The partnership will commence with the BRC TopSpec Dressage to Music Championships taking place at Bury Farm (2nd – 4th October) and further events will be announced in the near future.

Read more ...

Introductory Course In Saddle Fitting

Society of Master Saddlers

The Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) is running an Introductory Course in Saddle Fitting this autumn, so if you've ever thought about a new career as a qualified saddle fitter, this could be for you! The theory lectures will be run as webinars over two afternoon and evening sessions on October 26 and 27, followed up with a one day practical next April.

Read more ...

Search On To Find 2020's Top UK Veterinary Nurse

Paws For TeaBlue Cross has begun its annual search for the UK‘s 'Veterinary Nurse of the year' and is calling on pet owners and veterinary practices to nominate vet nurses who have gone the extra mile in 2020. The charity’s award recognises the dedication of the country’s vet nurses and their invaluable support to their veterinary teams, the nation’s pets and pet owners.

Read more ...

The Donkey Sanctuary Supports Equine Microchipping Drive

A call by the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, for all donkey, horse and pony owners to microchip their animals ahead of an Autumn deadline has been backed by international animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary. From 1 October 2020 it will be mandatory for all equine owners to microchip their animals in England, so their details can be added to the Central Equine Database. The database will enable local authorities and the police to trace owners of abandon or stolen equines, while also helping to improve animal welfare standards.

Read more ...

Win A Ride Out With One Of Your Eventing Heroes!

World Horse Welfare has launched a completely unique summer prize draw, which offers riders the chance to win a ride out with one of their eventing heroes. These incredible prizes are being offered by Zara Tindall, Pippa Funnell, Alex Hua Tian and Sir Mark Todd. For non-riders there are other money-can’t-buy prizes to be won.

Read more ...

Championship Showing Action Live on Horse & Country

Three showing fixtures are to be streamed live from Arena UK starting August 15-16 with the UK National Championships, offering a great opportunity to watch all the action, especially as the shows are closed to spectators in line with current Covid guidelines.

Read more ...

Hartpury Announces New Research & Education Partnership

Hartpury has announced a new partnership with three organisations – the Society of Master Saddlers, the Worshipful Company of Loriners and the Worshipful Company of Saddlers – to carry out industry-driven research and promote equine education. With horse welfare at the heart of all the organisations’ equestrian activities, the partnership will drive forward training, education and research in relation to horse-human interaction and partnership.

Read more ...

Risk Of Equine Parasitic Skin Disease Warns Veterinary Dermatologist

Skin disease is a common problem for horses, but a leading veterinary dermatologist believes some parasitic diseases are becoming more frequent, in line with a reduction in the use of wormers. While a return to the indiscriminate use of anthelmintics is inconceivable, Dr Sue Paterson is advising that skin problems must be treated using suitable veterinary advice rather than 'Dr Google'.

Read more ...

It's On! BD Winter Championships WILL Take Place

The NAF Five Star Winter Championships and Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships, due to take place at Hartpury in April, was one of the first large dressage events to be cancelled when the coronavirus pandemic took hold in Britain back in March. However, after working closely with the show organisers, venue, competitors and officials, British Dressage is delighted to announce that riders, horses, owners and connections will not miss their opportunity to compete at Hartpury and the revised championships are now set to run from 17 to 23 August 2020.

Read more ...

British Breeding Futurity Off To Flying Start

The British Breeding / Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity Evaluations enjoyed a strong start this week (July 13th), with breeders for the first time submitting their entries in a digital format using sets of detailed videos taken on hard and soft ground. These were examined by a team of international experts, including a senior veterinarian, nutritionist, linear scorer and senior evaluators from the UK, Holland and Germany.

Read more ...

Help Hint

Hint: Click on a users name to show all current adverts from that user.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This is the online privacy policy for and

These online resources are owned by Expo Life. We take the privacy of all visitors to these websites seriously and have set out our position regarding privacy matters and the use of cookies below.

1. Information we collect

In operating our websites we may collect and process the following data about you:

Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblog statistics and other communication data.

Information you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes information you may give us over the phone, on social media or by email in communications with us.

We collect details such as your email and postal address to enable us to contact you with information we believe will be of legitimate interest to you.

2. Use of cookies

We may sometimes gather information about your computer, but this will not identify you personally; it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our website. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by us to analyse how visitors interact with the websites so that we can continue to develop and improve the content we present.

We may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our websites.

3. Use of your information

The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

3.1 For sending you emails containing information and links to online resources that we believe will be of legitimate interest to you, including, but not limited to, new products, offers, competition prizes and other relevant opportunities. You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from our emails at any time using the links at the bottom of every email. You can also opt out by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you want to be taken off our marketing lists.

3.2 On occasion, we aggregate data to help us to understand our audience and to inform the development or improvement of our services and marketing (for example how people use our websites and which pages they read).

4. Storing your personal data

Data is stored on secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into via our websites will be encrypted to ensure its safety. Any sensitive data shared with us by telephone, including payment information, will be destroyed after payment has been confirmed.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and the transmission of such data is entirely at your own risk.

5. Disclosing your information

Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information:-

Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.

Where we are legally required to disclose your information.

To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.

6. Third party links

You might find links to third party websites on our websites. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

7. Access to information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us using the contact details below.

8. Contacting us

We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would prefer to write to us then our contact address is Expo Life, Howard House, Hethersgill, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 6HW