Equestrian - Autumn/Winter 2019

AUTUMN / WINTER 2019

Photo: Martin Walls

How to keep your horse’s back in tip-top condition. Verderers: Who looks after the Forest? New Forest Breed Show round-up ... and much more!

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“Always professional and caring. My pony is always treated with kindness”

“By far the best vets I’ve ever used. Not over priced,

“The treatment, after care and advice in my view exceeds 5*. I feel the Celtic team go above and beyond their call of duty I wouldn’t want anybody else treating my precious animals”

after care is fantastic and always arrives on time! “

“Can always rely on them doing a great job. Friendly sta with a world of knowledge. Great with my mare today they really do provide a great service”

“Amazing vets - kind, professional and realistic. Needs of the animal come rst, but consideration given to owners feelings too”

Celtic Equine Vets is an independent and exclusively equine ambulatory practice with four full-time equine only vets covering West Hampshire, South Wiltshire and East Dorset. • The practice area extends to a 25 mile radius from our base in Minstead - near Cadnam in The New Forest • Celtic Equine Vets have invested in fully portable equipment including the very latest digital x-ray units for each vet • The practice also has portable battery powered ultrasound, portable video endoscope and gastroscope machines which ensures all procedures can be carried out at our clients’ premises • Most of our equipment is battery powered which allows us to work at our clients’ premises and fields without mains electric if required • We aim to provide the highest standard of routine and emergency care to you and your equines • 4 Full time equine vets (with over 40 years of experience between them) • Our vets have particular interests in dentistry, lameness & foot pathologies and stud medicine • The practice has two visiting surgeons who perform complicated surgeries at our clients premises • Each vet carries a laptop with all of our clients notes on board to ensure continuity of care

“I can’t recommend Alan and his team highly enough. Their care and service is second to none. Always there when you need them and always doing their best for me and my horses”

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CONTENTS

EQUINE RESCUE

04 & 05

Rescuing horses from sticky situations.

BACK TO BASICS

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A LEG IN EACH CORNER RESCUING HORSES IN STICKY SITUATIONS All photos courtesy of Hampshire Fire and Rescue

I t’s that sinking feeling that many horse owners will experience at one time or another – arriving at the

A varied job Being an equine veterinary surgeon, I never know what each day will bring. Much of the day is comprised of routine diary appointments - but every now and again, something completely unexpected and often challenging, comes left of field. It’s not unusual for a day to be completely turned on its head when a ‘rescue’ emergency call comes in for an equine vet to assist Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS). The call takes immediate priority and there’s always an adrenaline rush as you drive to the scene of an accident, never quite knowing what the emergency situation might be. Luckily, working at a well- staffed hospital means we can rearrange visits between us to allow a vet to quickly attend. Members of the animal rescue team work to calm Abbey down

yard to find your horse’s leg stuck in the fence, or

your pony has escaped and is stuck in a ditch. New Forest vets – along with their colleagues in the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Animal team – are often called to a range of incidents involving unlucky equines and their stressed owners. From Forest-run ponies stuck in cattle grids, to adventurous equines caught up in a fence, chances are that your vet has

The call On one such day, I was on my rounds when the call came that a lovely horse I knew well (and at 28 should have been far more sensible!) had managed to get both her hind limbs stuck in her field gate and was perilously hanging from them. After a quick turnaround in a Forest car park, I headed out to her yard as quickly as the speed limit allowed, while trying to keep a cool head and mentally checking off the kit I would need on my arrival. By the time I get to the yard, the fire brigade has already arrived, effectively calmed Abbey and are planning for extrication. After reassuring her terrified owner, I don my vet helmet, gather my kit and medications and set off to assess Abbey and update the Animal Rescue Specialist on her current status.

seen it all. Seadown Veterinary Service’s

Hannah Buteux gives us her take on this vital aspect of her job…

Abbey with both her hind legs caught up in the gate

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With both hind limbs twisted in the metal of the gate, her whole body weight is suspended, threatening to fracture her leg and crushing forwards on her chest, restricting her breathing. In spite of all this, she is staying so calm and trusting the team around her. Together we firm up an extrication plan and very quickly the well-trained rescue team swing into action. I initially sedate Abbey to allow the team to get into position safely and then anaesthetise her, allowing her legs to be finally freed. We move her to a safe area to recover and after a time spent snoozing off her anaesthetic, Abbey is up on her feet and remarkably calm and ready for some food. A thorough check over reveals no worse damage than some minor bruises and a few scratches – an extremely fortunate horse!

Abbey recovering after her ordeal

Having attended rescues with HFRS over the last 10 years in the New Forest, I’ve developed a real passion for emergency medicine, and successfully become a Regional Veterinary Lead a newly created role for BARTA. This involves supporting and being a point of contact for other vets throughout Hampshire and Dorset, teaching firefighters on their animal rescue courses, and helping design and implement training material for BARTA. Our latest project has been filming a training video for firefighters to give oxygen therapy to pets involved in house fires or road accidents, in association with the Smokey Paws charity.

I am really relishing this chance to help develop this area of emerging veterinary medicine, but I am still very happy to see a routine day booked in my diary! Although you just never know when the phone may ring once more… Hannah Buteux is an equine veterinary surgeon at Seadown Veterinary Services and British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) Regional Veterinary Lead.

Hannah with BARTA founder and New Forest animal rescue pioneer Jim Green

It’s all about team work Hampshire Fire and Rescue has been at the forefront of standardising the rescue of horses in the UK and in 2008, they started veterinary training courses in association with the British Equine Veterinary Association. More recently the British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) was created to take on this role, and is led by New Forest animal rescue team manager Jim Green.

Hannah and members of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue animal rescue team on a recent training day

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BASICS

BACK TO

Your horse’s back is the fundamental part of their anatomy that will often be the difference between top performance and training issues, between a happy

Performing a stretching exercise with a patient

athlete and one in considerable discomfort.

Hannah Langton runs H L Veterinary Physiotherapy – email hlvetphysio@gmail. com for more information

HOW DO I KNOW MY HORSE HAS A BACK PROBLEM? “It’s really important that owners know what to look for, to assess whether their horse is experiencing back pain”, says Hannah. The following signs are usually a good indicator: • Unusual behaviour e.g. bucking • Loss of muscle • Dipping of back when being touched, brushed or rugged White hairs appearing under the saddle area Reaction to have saddle put on and girth done up Feeling increased tension when riding, and loss of hind limb engagement Difficulty bending around the rider’s leg Hollowing when asked to take a contact • • • • •

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT Hannah advises: “If your horse is regularly exhibiting these signs, it’s time to get a professional involved – whether that’s your vet as an initial point of contact, or an equine physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor.”

Hannah with her own horse

After an initial assessment, they are likely to advise a course of treatment over some weeks or months. This can range from massage sessions to stretching exercises, to electrotherapies. Hannah says: “Sometimes the back pain is caused by an underlying condition, such as kissing spines. This will need veterinary intervention to establish whether surgery or other treatment is likely to be successful. “It’s important to remember that each horse is different, and a good practitioner should come up with an individualised treatment plan.”

In this feature, we speak to New Forest-based equine veterinary physiotherapist Hannah Langton, and get her advice on how to keep your horse’s back in tip-top condition and prevent future problems from arising.

Performing laser therapy on a horse’s back

PREVENTING PROBLEMS

She also recommends the following: •

Regular saddle checks to ensure your saddle still fits your horse properly and isn’t causing pressure points Core exercises for your horse to strength- en their back – these can be recommend- ed by your practitioner As a rider, it’s important to work on your own posture and stability, to ensure you’re helping your horse as much as possible – yoga and Pilates are great starting points Thorough, regular brushing to warm your horse’s muscles before exercise Correct rugging to prevent your horse get- ting a cold back – especially before riding Applying a heat pack on your horse’s back before riding

Hannah thinks that many horse owners could avoid discomfort for their animals and expense for themselves by taking some simple preventative steps. “Just as you might visit a physio or sports massage therapist to iron out any issues, your horse could really benefit from this as well. So regular appointments with a veterinary physiotherapist or chiropractor can stop any small niggles in their tracks.”

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HOOF

ON THE

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SUCCESS FOR FOREST TEAMS

(PHOTO: British Riding Clubs)

New Forest Riding Club have made a habit of qualifying for British Riding Clubs

Pairs dressage winners Mille-Mae Barney and Callum Robertson on their lap of honour

Almost a dozen representatives of the club made the trip to Lincolnshire Showground to compete in dressage and showjumping over three days. Suzanne Gray and Hollypark Amber kicked off the club’s success with a win in their arena in the Senior Riding Test, finishing 13th out of 155 riders in the overall standings. Suzanne went on to come fourth in her arena in the Senior Open Dressage.

The junior dressage team of Millie-Mae Barney, Theo Horsford, Matteo Lallo and Callum Robertson came fifth, with Mille-Mae and Garrybrit Calvin finishing equal second overall. Millie-Mae and Callum then took the pairs dressage competition by storm, finishing equal first.

Meanwhile, over in the showjumping contest, Callum Robertson and Ferro Curry came 8th out of 63 riders in the 100cm class. Team member Amy Robbins said: “A massive well done to all the seniors and junior competing this weekend. Everyone tried their hearts out – I hope all had a fantastic time in windy, rainy Lincolnshire!”

Championships in recent years – and 2019 was no exception.

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Celtic Equine vets ready to go at Romsey Show

EQUINE FLU UPDATE

This month, we check in with Alan Hough from Celtic Equine Vets for the latest on the equine flu epidemic… “After a record number of reported cases of equine flu in June - 64 separate outbreaks nationally - there was a slight decease in July to 51, while in the first three weeks of August, eight outbreaks were reported. “While the decrease in the number of outbreaks is to be welcomed, it is likely to be due to equine organisations and venues insisting on horses being vaccinated before they can compete, therefore the chances of unvaccinated horses mixing has been greatly reduced. “It was reported by The Animal Health Trust that one of the reasons for such a high number of cases in June was due to a large number of unvaccinated horses gathering at a horse fair in the North of England and then travelling back to their home counties and spreading the virus there. This particular source of spread of the virus

highlights why it is so important to have your horse vaccinated against equine flu. “British Dressage amended their rules last week, and now stipulate that all horses competing under BD rules will have to have a booster vaccination in the last month prior to the competition. The same rule applies for those competing under British Eventing rules. “Many local shows have also required up- to-date vaccinations. At Romsey Show last weekend, a team of vets from Celtic Equine Vets was checking the passports of every equine as they entered the showground to ensure the best bio-security for all animals attending. “As a direct result of the improved bio- security at local equine events this summer, we as a practice have seen a dramatic reduction in the number of other respiratory conditions we see such as strangles. This is due to horse owners at the shows being much more aware of other horses at the

venue coughing or having nasal discharge, and reporting these horses to the show organisers who then can ask those unwell horses to leave before infecting other horses at the venue. “Our advice to all equine owners is to vaccinate all horses, ponies and donkeys against equine flu, not just those that travel off the yard, as the virus is airborne and can spread up to 5km between yards. Also owners should ensure if they are taking their equines to any competitions that they check with the venue or organisation running the event regarding their vaccination requirements. We advise owners to to this well in advance of the date of the show as many organisations require that the horses not have had its last vaccination in the 7 days prior to the show.” For all the latest update on Equine Flu, go to: www.aht.org.uk/disease-surveillance/ equiflunet

This month, we hear from Emma Bailey about New Forest pony Buttslawn Olympus, who is competed by her daughter Lucy… won on countless occasions – most recently he and Lucy won the junior utility pony at the Breed Show and came third in the 2’6” and the 2’9” showjumping. HORSE OR PONY OF THE MONTH Buttslawn Olympus is such a dude - he gives 100% every time he is ridden, takes care of his rider and always tries his best. He loves his jumping and has

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WHO LOOKS AFTER THE FOREST?

The ponies, cattle and donkeys are an inescapable part of the New Forest landscape – but who is actually responsible for their care? In this special feature produced together with the New Forest Verderers, we take a look at how the system of verderers and agisters work.

VERDERERS COURT The court was set up under the New Forest

court in which concern is expressed, a complaint made or a question asked about a matter relevant to the Forest. On Court days, the agisters dress in their traditional green livery with gold buttons bearing the Crown and Stirrup symbol of the New Forest. It is the task of the Head Agister to perform the duty of Crier of the Court by announcing the opening words from the ancient oak dock: “Oyez, Oyez! All manner of persons who have any presentment to make or matter or thing to do at this Court of Verderers, let them come forward and they shall be heard. God save the Queen”

LORD MANNERS IS THE OFFICIAL VERDERER: “I took up the post of Official Verderer in May 2017 - prior to that I spent over 30 years working weekdays in the City of London as a solicitor. I live in and farm in the Avon Valley on the western edge of the Forest. “As Official Verderer, my main role is to chair the Court of Verderers. The court consists of five elected Verderers, who represent the commoners who turn their animals out onto the Forest, as well as four appointed Verderers, who are chosen by Forestry England, DEFRA, The New Forest National Park authority and Natural England. “Our role is to protect and regulate the unique agricultural practice of commoning, which provides vital conservation benefits to the New Forest. We also use our powers and influence to conserve and protect the traditional landscape, flora and fauna, including the peacefulness and natural beauty.”

Act of 1877. It is the last remnant of the old form of Forest government which was at one time found in many parts of the country. The court’s authority is based on an unusual blend of ancient and modern statutory powers. The Verderers Court meets on the third Wednesday of each month in public session, at which presentments may be made. The Open Court is followed by a private committee. A presentment is a verbal statement made to the

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THE AGISTERS

The agisters are called out to deal with all sorts of problems. These include animals stuck in bogs, ditches or cattle grids; those which have strayed into people’s gardens or onto fenced roads; ponies with colic after eating fly-tipped garden waste, or ponies with choke after binging on apples someone has disposed of on the Forest. Sadly, one of the more common call- outs is to road traffic accidents. Despite speed limits and much publicity, there are still a large number of animals hit and killed on the Forest’s roads each year.

The agisters are employees of the verderers. They are commoners in their own right and depasture stock themselves, giving them an intimate knowledge of the area and workings of the Forest. The agisters’ work is to assist in the management

of commoners’ stock. Much of their time is spent on the Forest - often on horseback - observing the conditions of both land and stock. They are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to any problem involving the stock on the Forest, including road traffic accidents.

In the spring they collect marking fees - a payment a commoner has to make for each animal he or she wishes to turn out onto the Forest. They are also required to report to the Verderers any breaches of the Verderers’ byelaws and monitor the welfare of the animals on the Forest.

Agister can often be spotted driving around the Forest in their distinctive vehicles

There are currently five Agisters, with each one responsible for a specific area of the Forest, although many of the tasks they perform require them to work as a team. In the autumn, they organise the annual drifts where ponies are rounded up, checked over, and have reflective collars fitted before being returned to the Forest. This is also the time when commoners will take the opportunity to remove any ponies they may wish to sell or take home for the winter.

If you are involved in a road accident with Forest livestock, it is vital that you call 999 immediately - the police have access to the agister’s roster and can ensure someone attends issues or concerns with a sick or injured pony, cattle, donkey, sheep or pig, you can call the Verderers Office during normal working hours on 02380 282052 or Forestry England around the clock on 0300 067 4600. as soon as possible. To report any other

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NEW FOREST PONY

All photos published courtesy of Audrey-Scott Hopkins, unless otherwise stated.

BREED SHOW 2019

Liz Mansbridge was delighted to book her ticket to Horse of the Year Show with Newcopse Tigger , winning the quali er in the main arena. It capped off a good weekend for the pair, with Tigger also winning the senior gelding in-hand class and the Forest-bred in hand championship. The Reserve Champion’s title went to Sandra Kilford’s mare Furzley Fanfaire , shown by Jane Haskell. The versatile nine- year-old has had some time off with her foal, but will return to Jane in Nottinghamshire to continue her eventing career once the foal is weaned. Reserve champion Furzley Fanfaire, shown by Jane Haskell

Champion Wayland Elderberry and handler Steph Sher eld receiving their champion’s cup

Mary Bryant’s Wayland Elderberry emerged Supreme Champion on a very hot day at the annual New Forest Pony Breed Show. Held at New Park in Brockenhurst, the best New Forest ponies converged on the showground for a performance, showing and

stallion spectacular over the August Bank Holiday. Wayland Elderberry – a three-year old colt by Wayland Cranberry —impressed the judges to take the overall title with Steph Shir eld.

Stories from the showground

Liz Mansbridge and Newcopse Tigger winning the HOYS Quali er

The ridden championship went to Carla Fall’s Sway Mister Darcy , ridden by S am Roberts. The

PHOTO: Ben Mansbridge

10-year-old stallion is by Farrier’s Finger Print, out of Moonraker’s Mist. The consistent competitor has

Breed society chair Suzanne Kempe told the A&T: “It was probably the hottest show on record and we were very thankful to all the stewards, judges, helpers and competitors who coped extremely well with the heat.”

quali ed for HOYS three times.

Erika Dovey had to settle for second place in the 2ft jumping behind her son Isaac Lovell – they were competing on Erika’s ponies Nightingale Woodsman and Warren Trail Layer.

13-year- old Honor

Humble and Crabbswood Serena won the Beaulieu Road championship and the Young Commoner championship. Serena was purchased as a foal from Beaulieu Road sales by her mum Kerry for Honor to bring on herself.

Photo: Erika Dovey

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Florence Dovey became the third of her siblings to win the lead rein cup on Leith Pippin. She also came second in the child handler class.

Hayleigh Jayne-Beath made the trip over from the Isle of Wight with her mare Ashurst Harmony . The pair came second in the Veteran class

and fifth in the senior yeld mares.

Amy Robbins and Brock Hullabaloo went home with a clutch of prizes, after winning the two-year-old gelding and Forest-bred youngstock classes, before going on to stand reserve champion in both sections. Amy said: “It was his first visit to the Breed Show and he was an absolute star from start to finish. He coped so well with an all-day show in this heat!”

12-year-old Gemma Hobbs was second in both her working hunter classes on Haywards Loyal William and the owner-rider championship as well. She also won the colt foal class with her own home-bred Haywards Above and Beyond, before standing reserve champion colt foal.

Photo: Sally Jolly

Beverly Molter was delighted win the Forest- bred ridden class with Rowhill Buster, five years after the pair first won it. They also came third in the HOYS qualifier.

Poppy Gillings and Nariece Acworth’s 10-year-old pony Trenley Tamarillo came fifth in the ridden pony type after being out of work for a year. Nariece said: “He was amazing, behaving impeccably — we had a fantastic day and really enjoyed the atmosphere.”

Photo: Nariece Acworth

Highfox Faith and Philippa Hadwen made the journey from Yorkshire worth it, coming first in the open ridden 138cm, and the 138cm senior yeld mares.

Charlotte McIntosh made her competition return after

having a baby a winning one, taking the Forest-bred in-hand ex. 138cm class with Purewell Peanut.

Photo: Charlotte McIntosh

Blakeswater Quantum Solace – owned by James and Rachel Gerrelli — won the Forest-run Stallion Champion and the cup for the best four-year-old.

Katie Perrett and Hayward’s

Mozart came second in the working hunter pony class, and also won the pairs class with Gemma Hobbs and Haywards Loyal William.

Photo: Sally Jolly

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OCTOBER Unaffiliated dressage – Quob Stables, Durley; schedule from www.quobstables.com Chilworth Riding Club combined training, dressage and ridden showing – Braishfield Manor Estate, nr Romsey; schedule from gillwoodthorpe@gmail.com Mopley Riding Club team challenge Fawley Field, Fawley; schedule from lesley@mopleyridingclub. co.uk Unaffiliated dressage – Shedfield Equestrian, Shedfield; schedule from www.shedfieldequestrian. com Unaffiliated dressage – Shedfield Equestrian, Shedfield; schedule from www.shedfieldequestrian. com Unaffiliated dressage & dressage to music – Crofton Manor, Fareham; schedule from www.croftonmanor. co.uk Cross-country schooling day - Fleetwater Stud, Minstead; details from fleetwater@hotmail.co.uk

NOVEMBER Unaffiliated dressage – Shedfield Equestrian, Shedfield; schedule from www.shedfieldequestrian. com Unaffiliated showjumping - Crofton Manor, Fareham;

DECEMBER Unaffiliated dressage – Shedfield Equestrian, Shedfield; schedule from www.shedfieldequestrian. com

Your cut-out and keep guide to where to go with your horse in and around the New Forest.

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02 Wed

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Unaffiliated showjumping - Crofton Manor, Fareham;

schedule from www. croftonmanor.co.uk

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Endurance GB Rufus pleasure ride, 16km and 34km distances – New Park, Brockenhurst; schedule from rufusegb@outlook.com Unaffiliated showjumping - Shedfield Equestrian, Shedfield; schedule from www.shedfieldequestrian. com New Forest Riding Club dressage competition – Woodington Training Centre, East Wellow; schedule from www.newforestrc.co.uk Wilton hunt hunter trials – Tenantry Farm, nr Fordingbridge; schedule from tilly-shepherd@hotmail. co.uk Unaffiliated dressage, Intro-Novice - Woodington Training Centre, East Wellow; schedule from www.woodingtontraining. co.uk

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Unaffiliated showjumping - Crofton Manor, Fareham; schedule from www.croftonmanor.co.uk

schedule from www. croftonmanor.co.uk

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Sunday Unaffiliated dressage & dressage to music – Crofton Manor, Fareham; schedule from www.croftonmanor.co.uk

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Fortune Centre Christmas Market – Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy, Bransgore; details from pj.king@fcrt. ac.uk Unaffiliated dressage, Intro-Novice - Woodington Training Centre, East Wellow; schedule from www. woodingtontraining.co.uk Beaulieu Road Pony Sales - Beaulieu Road Sales Yard, Beaulieu; sales catalogue available week in advance from www.nfls.org.uk

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December: Unaffiliated dressage & dressage to music – Crofton Manor, Fareham; schedule from www.croftonmanor.co.uk

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Tack sale – Crofton Manor, Fareham;info from www.horseycarboot.co.uk

15 Fri

Unaffiliated dressage – Quob Stables, Durley; schedule from www. quobstables.com

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11 Wed

December: Unaffiliated dressage – Quob Stables, Durley; schedule from www.quobstables.com

29 Tue

Cross-country schooling day – Fleetwater Stud, Minstead; details from fleetwater@hotmail.co.uk

16 Sat

Meon Riding Club showjumping – Crofton Manor, Fareham; schedule from Nicole.chambers94@ gmail.com

15 Sun

December: Unaffiliated showjumping – Shedfield Equestrian, Shedfield; schedule from www. shedfieldequestrian.com

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31 Thu

Cross-country schooling day – Fleetwater Stud, Minstead; details from fleetwater@hotmail.co.uk

Beaulieu Road Pony Sales – Beaulieu Road Sales Yard, Beaulieu; sales catalogue available week in advance from www.nfls.org.uk

27 Wed

Unaffiliated dressage – Quob Stables, Durley; schedule from www.quobstables.com

20 Fri

Unaffiliated dressage – Quob Stables, Durley; schedule from www.quobstables.com

22 Sun

December: Unaffiliated showjumping - Crofton Manor, Fareham; schedule from www.croftonmanor. co.uk

26 Thu

December: New Forest Point to Point – location and details TBC

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DORSET FENCE Equestrian Est. 1987 Working throughout Dorset and the New Forest Bringing quality materials, professional workmanship and 30 years’ experience to your project Free no obligation quotes – Fully Insured – Guaranteed Workmanship

01202 474820 | 07905 598597 www.dorsetfence.com | steve@dorsetfence.com

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EQUESTRIAN ∙ Autumn/Winter 2019

Professional veterinary care for your horse Why not try the Seadown Equine Clinic FREE Zonal scheme ZONAL ROUTINE PROCEDURES INCLUDE • Vaccinations • Routine dentals • Certain blood tests • Prescriptions Health Checks • Passports.Identifications/Microchipping Seadown Equine Delivering first class veterinary care to the New Forest since 1923 The Equine team at Seadown provide a professional, high quality ambulatory and clinic based service to clients. Our client base is broad consisting of competition horses, family ponies as well as the native New Forest ponies, donkeys, cattle and wildlife. Full stabling facilities • Two examination rooms with stocks • Routine and Advanced dental services • Lameness/ poor performance investigations. • Lameness facilities include concrete trot up area, 34x20m waxed surface and 15x15 hard surface arenas • Fully equipped in-house laboratory with designated technician • On-site Surgical and General Anaesthetic Facilities. • Digital radiography • Diagnostic multi frequency ultrasonography • Mobile and Clinic based Endoscopy including Gastroscope • Shockwave therapy • A full out of hours emergency service

www.seadownvets.co.uk

“Our 4 year old thouroughbred Harry severed his artery in his front leg.Within 10 minutes of calling the practice Gillies Moffat arrived.This horse is incredibly needle shy and very sharp (not helpful when he’s 17hh). Gillies quickly and safely sedated the horse. He managed to put a stitch in the artery and wrap the leg, He then helped us load the horse to transport to Liphook.... Gillies’s quiet nature, skill and professional attitude was faultless. I cannot recommend the equine practice enough. Every member of the team go above and beyond.Thank you Seadown.” Kerry Lemoignan, Ipley Manor LiveryYard

“We have used Seadown as our vets since 1973 and in that time Trudy Nineham and I have seen the practice develop and expand dramatically.What has not changed in that time however has been the friendly, efficient service coupled with the expertise and skills of the equine vets who are always prepared to go the extra mile to solve the various problems that we inevitably encounter on our large yard.” JamesYoung Ford Farm Stables, Brockenhurst

For more information or to make a booking give us a call on: 02380 845586 Seadown Equine Clinic Frost Lane Hythe Southampton SO45 3NG enquiries@seadownvets.co.uk www.seadownvets.co.uk

Photos: Richard Dunwoody/Seadown

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