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New Blue Chip Sponsored Rider!

Janine Paterson has won a Blue Chip Sponsorship as part of the BE80T Central North West Challenge, the finals of which were held at Weston Park   Janine says 'Willoway Amigo (Roo) is a 14.2, 10yo New Forest gelding who I co-own with Ingrid Jordan who lives in the New Forest. We bought him directly from his breeders as an unbroken 3yo and I broke him in myself. He's actually only ever been sat on twice by other people, I'm very selfish with him!! He's such a huge character, he wants to kiss and cuddle all the time, both with humans and his best friend Maxwell! He is always fiddling/chewing things and has lots of funny little things he does...

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Autumn Laminitis - is my horse at risk?

Traditionally, Laminitis was most often associated with overweight ponies and lush spring grass. As time goes on, we are now considering Laminitis a risk in all breeds and types of horse and are owners are much more aware of the risk of a laminitis attack all year round.  Why is Autumnal Laminitis particularly prevalent now?  Autumn is now being seen as a seasonal spike in Laminitis. The warmer days and cooler nights are ideal conditions for an influx of grass to grow. Once your horse has had Laminitis, the chance of recurring episodes is higher and therefor in this instance, prevention is much better than cure.  What are the signs to look for? Reluctance to move.  Signs of pain Constantly...

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Jessica Howard takes the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Champion title

Jessica Howard produced a nerveless performance to win the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship on day two of Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham. Almost half of the 24 starters jumped clear, setting up a jump-off that did not disappoint in terms of its intensity and exhilarating speed.   Despite being last to go in the jump-off, Bedfordshire-based Jessica, riding Tinkas Gentleman Jim, kept her composure to clip almost half a second off the previous leader's time set by Lily Freeman-Attwood on Capability Brown.   Courtney Young and Sky VI finished third, with Tatiane Mauree and Horseabout Zizu taking fourth and Lila Bremner, daughter of comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner, securing fifth spot aboard Lapislazuli.   Reflecting on her...

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