November 2014 News Headlines

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Scott Brash retains showjumping's Global Champions Tour title
4th place in the final leg of showjumping's Global Champions Tour for Scott Brash was enough to give him the overall title for the second year running. Although Hello Santos cleared every fence in the initial 2 rounds, a single time fault kept Scott out of the jump off - which was won by Rolf-Goran Bengtsson riding Casall ASK.

15 November, 2014  •  Global Champions Tour   •  Full story

World Horse Welfare (WHW) to retrain racehorses
In a pilot scheme in Norfolk, WHW will collaborate with Retraining of Racehorses (British Horseracing's official charity) to help retrain and rehome racehorses. Although normally well looked after while racing, ex-racehorses can find the transition to other lifestyles difficult - which is where WHW have much expertise.

14 November, 2014  •  World Horse Welfare  •  Full story

New surgical technique could help some colic sufferers
Some horses suffer repeated colic due to nephrosplenic entrapment (where part of the colon becomes trapped in the gap between the kidney and the spleen). A new minimally invasive surgical technique developed in the USA inserts a prosthetic mesh and anchors it in the gap, causing scar tissue to form and fill the gap.

11 November, 2014  •  The Horse  •  Full story

Event horse Opposition Buzz dies
Recently retired eventer Opposition Buzz has been put down following a seizure. Ridden by Nichola Wilson, the black gelding won team Gold at the 2009 European Cahmpionships and 2010 World Equestrian Games as well as team bronze at 2011 European Championships. His many fans loved his exuberant cross-country style.

10 November, 2014  •  British Eventing  •  Full story

Irish Snip N Chip scheme to reduce breeding
In an effort to control the number of unwanted horses in Dublin a reduced price castration and micro-chipping service is being offered. Over-breeding, often as a result of stray stallions, is contributing to the number of unwanted and negleted horses in Dublin. A similar castration scheme is also run in the UK.

10 November, 2014  •  Horse & Hound  •  Full story