September 2015 News Headlines

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Survey shows lameness more common in limb than foot
The National Equine Health Survey has shown that, despite the commonly held belief that lameness mainly occurs in the foot, the cause is 3 times more likely to be the limb. The survey also showed that lameness and skin problems were the most common health problems, and that obesity has increased to more than 20%.

11 September, 2015  •  Horse & Country TV   •  Full story

Michael Jung wins Burghley Horse Trials in dramatic style
Despite falling in the lake with the horse on which he was in the lead after dressage, Michael Jung won Burghley on his second horse La Biosthetique Sam. William Fox-Pitt had been joint leader after dressage but made a costly mistake on the cross country. After being held on course he missed a fence and had to go back to jump it.

6 September, 2015  •  British Eventing  •  Full story

Showjumper Hello Sanctos flies to Canada
Hello Sanctos is enroute to Canada where rider Scott Brash hopes to win the 3rd leg of the Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping. No rider has yet achieved this. If successful, Scott would claim 1,000,000 Euros - in addition to the prize-money of 500,000 Canadian Dollars.

6 September, 2015  •  British Showjumping  •  Full story

Stripping off to highlight road safety
Two girls, wearing just their underwear, rode their horses on roads near Aylsebury to encourage drivers to slow down for horses. It is part of a social media campaign by riders using the hashtag #willyouslowdownformenow to increase driver awareness of horses.

2 September, 2015  •  Bucks Herald  •  Full story

Scott Brash did it! 1st ever Rolex Grand Slam winner
Scott Brash, with his amazing horse Hello Sanctos, made showjumping history by winning all 3 legs of the Rolex Grand Slam - Geneva, Aachen and and now the Calgary Grand Prix. Last to go in the 2nd round in Calgary Scott jumped the only clear. One time fault would have meant a jump off with 2 other riders but Scott finished inside the time to win outright.

14 September, 2015  •  Sky Sports  •  Full story

Horse artwork installed in River Thames
Four Shire horse and rider sculptures have been installed in the River Thames, appearing and disappearing with the tide. The remarkable artwork is by Jason deCaires Taylor and was comissioned as part of the Totally Thames festivals.

2 September, 2015  •  The Guardian  •  Full story