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UK:  Loophole in farriery law could cause welfare problems»

Unqualified farriers could work in the UK due to a loophole in new legislation that allows individuals qualified in other EU countries to practise here, says farriers' groups

(Source Horse & Hound online - 21 April 2008)


UK:  Man banned from owning horses for leaving stallion in tiny stable»

A Surrey man has been banned from owning horses for 10 years after pleading guilty to keeping a stallion — Dobbin — confined in a small shack for months on end

(Source Horse & Hound online - 20 April 2008)


Ireland:  Rider killed during Ballindenisk Event»

A rider has died at the Ballindenisk One-Day Event organised by Eventing Ireland in County Cork.

Karen Rodgers fell from her horse Kilcoltrim Brigade while riding the cross-country course and was killed in what has been described as a freak accident, a fall at the second last fence which was a water jump.

(Source  RTÉ  20 April 2008)


Mike Etherington-Smith - On the State of Eventing»

Speaking to United States Equestrian Association online, the Rolex Kentucky three-day event course designer and Director of Sport for British Eventing, Mike Etherington Smith, gives his view of incidents and what he thinks the future will hold.

Related information:  USEA Safety

(Source USEA online 20 April 2008)


UK - Lincolnshire:  Strangles hits Bransby Home of Rest for Horses

The Lincolnshire-based Bransby Home of Rest for Horses which has been open for 40 years has been forced to cancel its open day due to strangles.

(Source Horse & Hound online 20 April 2008)


USA – Lexington – KY:  Eleven horses die in barn fire

Eleven horses died when a barn caught fire at Fab Oak Stable on Paynes Mill Road in Woodford County at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday 19 April 2008.

(Source Kentucky.com 19 April 2008)


After a four-day trial, a 34-year-old Silsoe woman has been found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a horse and banned from owning horses and ponies for two years.
(Source:  Bedford Today 18 April 2008)



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