PUBLICATIONS UK: "Good Yards - Safe Yards"
Following on from the success of the Safety with Horses
training programme, Warwickshire College has released its first edition of the "Good Yards - Safe Yards
" newsletter. Crammed
with safety tips from top professionals it is designed to help everyone get the most from their time spent with horses - safely!
Queensland - AU: Girl killed by horse she idolised »
A young Queensland veterinary nurse whose life revolved around horses died
after she was kicked in the chest while trying to settle her thoroughbred before putting him in a float (trailer).
and Safety awareness training for school pupils? »
An MP is calling for the needless
loss of young lives in workplace accidents to be made a thing of the past by integrating the teaching of a basic health and
safety awareness course into the National Curriculum.
In the last decade, 64 under 19s
have been killed and over 15,000 seriously injured in workplace accidents.
The Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health, in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), has developed the Workplace Hazard Awareness
Course (WHAC) for year 10 pupils. Wiseup2work is an interactive online resource for teachers, youth workers, supervisors and employers to use to prepare young people
for work. The resource is supported by the Learning Skills Council, the National Youth Agency and the British Chambers of
DISEASE AU: Government to cover horse flu cost »
The Australian federal government will cover the $100 million cost of eradicating
last year's equine flu outbreak.
EVENTING Lexington-KY-USA: Horsemanship and Lack of Data Discussed at Eventing Safety Summit »
Officials with the U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) and U.S. Equestrian
Federation (USEF) collected input from the equestrian community on ways to improve eventing safety at a summit on June 7-8.
Proposed solutions range from required pre-competition preventive veterinary checks to promoting rider education.
TRANSPORT UK: Vets campaign to improve horsebox floor safety»
Posters stressing the importance of making regular checks of your horsebox
or trailer’s floor are being sent to vets’ waiting rooms nationwide as part of a campaign by the British Equine
Source: Horse & Hound online
Ü UK: From 10 June - Police horses in the television spotlight »
A major new documentary series will give people an exclusive look behind the
scenes of Greater Manchester Police Mounted Unit. The 13-part series will show what it takes to keep officers in the saddle
and patrolling the streets of Greater Manchester. After 18 months of filming, 'Mounted Branch' will be screened exclusively
on Animal Planet channel (Sky 525) from June 10.
Ü UK: 20 July - Emily
leads fundraising event for the Brooke
A fourteen year old girl from
Nottinghamshire is once again fundraising for the Brooke. Emily is holding an equine and family fun day on Sunday
20th July at Church Farm, Sandiacre, Nottingham, Derbyshire. There
will be an auction, mega raffle, a giant tombola, equine, pet and family table top sale, dog agility, face painting, tin can
alley, bouncy castle, fun games, refreshments, an equine and pet information and advice area and a fashion show with a auction
of clothing at the end. There will also be a raffle and a table top sale at her local stable and tack shop, Risley Saddlery,
where she keeps her pony. She hopes to raise in excess of the £1750 which
was raised at last year’s event.
Neil Manning of the Brooke
told Riding Safely “Emily has raised a lot of money for the Brooke. She is also organising another event to raise money
for our Horses in Need campaign this year.”
The Brooke is the UK’s leading overseas equine welfare charity with the aim is to improve the lives of horses, donkeys and mules
working in poorest parts of the world.
Further details through Riding Safely
Ü UK: 10 August - Horse Play Raises Money for Strangles
Leading equestrian clothing brand, Puffa, who are also partners of the AHT/BHS
Breaking the Strangles Hold campaign are holding the day at Sussex Polo Club in August to raise funds and awareness for the
Everyone is invited to watch the exciting polo action and help support the
campaign. The event promises to be fun-filled and action-packed, with something for all the family. You can take along your
own picnic or treat yourself to food or champagne from on-site caterers.
There will also be a bouncy castle, charity auction, goody bags and opportunities
to shop, with Puffa stockists Frogpool Manor promoting the special Strangles polo shirts and their new range of clothing.
AHT Strangles researchers and scientists will be around on the day to answer
any questions you might have on the disease or the work we’re doing to eradicate it, and members of the fundraising
team will be able to help with any other queries you might have!
The event takes place on Sunday 10th August at Sussex Polo Club. Gates
open at 12pm. Entry is £5 per car, or free if anyone in your party is wearing a Puffa Strangles polo shirt. Dogs
are welcome but must be kept on leads. All profits made from the day will go directly to the Breaking the Strangles Hold campaign.
To buy a polo shirt or tickets to the event, visit www.puffa.com
For more information on the campaign, go to www.strangles.org
the Strangles hold
In February 2007, the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and British Horse Society (BHS)
launched a nationwide Strangles Campaign, which has two aims. The first is to raise awareness of this dreadful equine plague,
and the second is to gain support for the research programme.
For this, the target is to raise £250,000 to fund research into the next stages
of the development of improved means of diagnosis and prevention – ultimately to eradicate this terrible disease.
The campaign was launched by the President of the AHT, HRH The Princess Royal,
at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. It continues to make great progress, with the total raised so far standing at
For more information about Strangles and the campaign visit www.strangles.org