January 2014 News Headlines

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Badminton prize money increased
The winner of Badminton Horse Trials (7 - 11 May 2014) will receive £80,000 (increased from £65,000 in 2013) and there will be prize money down to 20th place. The cross country course will be designed by Giuseppe della Chiesa. Badminton will be supporting Equestrian Team GBR in the build up to WEG.

06 January, 2014  •  Badminton Horse Trials  •  Full story

MOD pays out for injuries by spooked horses
In the past year the MOD (Ministry of Defence) has paid more than £200,000 in compensation to people that have been injured by horses which were spooked by low flying military aircraft. Although the MOD tries to minimise disruption, they consider low-level flight training to be an essential part of their operations.

06 January, 2014  •  Horse & Hound  •  Full story

Research into gastric ulcers in sport horses
Gastric ulcers is a recognised problem in racehorses but research shows there is evidence of ulcers in more than 40% of top 3-day eventers, more than 60% of show jumpers and dressage horses, and more than 90% of endurance horses during the racing season. Research is concentrating on assessing stress levels in these horses.

05 January, 2014  •  The Horse  •  Full story

Training accident kills 2 horses at Belmont racetrack
Caixa Eletronica (a 4 times graded stakes winner) suffered a skull fracture when colliding with a loose horse, Six Drivers, during a gallop on a training track at Belmont Park. Both horses died instantly, Six Drivers breaking his neck. 9-year-old Caixa Eletronica had earned more than $1.8 million.

04 January, 2014  •  Newsday & Rescue  •  Full story