Heroic horsewoman runs the London marathon (aged 77) for the charities that saved her life

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This month, Shena Kozuba-Kozubska will be running her second London Marathon. It’s likely to be even tougher than the one she did 30 years ago. Running that one, she “only had a fractured skull and broken hand,” she recalls understatedly. What this top-class horse rider had actually suffered was a massive blow to the head, […]

Kingston Maurward Equestrian Seeking Student Horses

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Kingston Maurward College is a BHS Centre offering full-time equine courses at Level 2 and Level 3 starting each September and apprenticeships which start throughout the year. All students do work experience with professional employers and many ex-students return to pass on their experiences to the next generation of students. First class facilities include international […]

More Silverware for Local Girl Honeysuckle

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Honeysuckle, the history-making champion mare bred here in the Blackmore Vale, broke new records at the Thoroughbread Breeder’s Association (TBA) annual Awards evening on 4th August when she won a pair of trophies.  Honeysuckle, who ended the season the highest rated hurdler on either side of the Irish Sea, retained her ‘Leading Hurdler Mare’ title […]

‘Suppleness, Stride Length, Muscle Tone & Strength.’

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The benefits of a water treadmill for horses aren’t limited simply to rehabilitation from injury. In recent years, the equestrian industry is increasingly turning to the benefits of aqua therapy for the regular training regime for horses from all disciplines. Use of cold water aqua therapy is now becoming an integral part of a competition […]