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[News North Wales] A HEROIC passer-by rescued a horse from a trailer engulfed in flames.
Father-of-two Colin Davies showed no regard to his own safety. He said afterwards that he could not have lived with himself if he had done nothing and the horse had died.
The 38-year-old, from Strand Walk, Holywell, was leaving Burger King in Pentre Halkyn with his two teenage sons, moments before spotting the vehicle fire on the A55 at about 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday.
Mr Davies, who has a horse named Harvey himself, pulled over to assist as the flames took hold.
“I saw this horse box on fire. I’ve got a horse myself so I pulled over,” he said. “I wanted to try and help.
“There was a woman and her two children at the side of the road. She said they had to leap out of the vehicle because it caught fire.
“I asked if there was a horse in the horse box and she said there was but the fire service had advised her not to approach the vehicle.
“I tried to open the gate.
“I couldn’t get the hydraulics to work.
“Other people pulled over then there were three of us trying to pull the gate open.”
Mr Davies said the fire service arrived, and officers helped him open the gate to gain entry, as other officers battled the flames.
“I told the fire service that I’m a horse owner and if they could get the back open, I’d go in and get the horse,” he said.
“There was a lot of black smoke.
“I climbed in and unhooked the horse and got her out.
“She was crying out at first but then she was fine.
“The woman’s daughter at the side of the road was beside herself.
[Equihunter] Team Equihunter has made the journey northwards to Arena UK for the 148cm Pony Premier show being held the weekend of the first and second March.
Arena UK is now established as the UK’s premier Equestrian Centre
Arena UK covers over 500 acres and regularly hosts a number of national championships.
The championship show ground in Lincolnshire plays host to many British Show Jumping Association’s regional and national championships. We hold regular British dressage events and are the home to the British Show Pony Society National Showing Championships.
The outdoor arena
Arena UK offers unrivalled equestrian facilities boasting the UK’s largest outdoor all-weather surface arena, coupled with a magnificent indoor arena, warm-up area, covered collecting ring, ring-side restaurant and dedicated hospitality areas.
How to get there…
ARENA UK – Address & Contact Details
Arena UK Limited
[Equihunter] Brendon Stud is holding a two day event this weekend, a pony British Showjumping affiliated show held over the weekend of Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of June on the all weather surface arena.
Stabling is available for this show, temporary stables are priced at £50 for the show duration. You will find a stable form on back of entry form.
Classes 1, 2, 7 & 8 will be Pre-entry and Drawn Order. However, entries may
possibly be accepted for these Classes on the day before 9am, providing that pre-entries for each class are less than 60.
Any entries taken on the day must compete first in the drawn order. If over 60 entries in a class before 9am show day no entries for these specific classes will be taken on the day. Entries taken on the day for all other classes also if spaces.
[Equestrian Clearance Blog] As someone interested in all things equestrian, you must have heard something about the horse meat scandal taking place right now in the UK.
It’s pretty much dominated horsey headlines for the last month as disgusted diners realised that what they thought was beef was actually up to 100% horse.
Under fire is Findus, whose lasagne is in the line of fire after a Food Standards Agency report revealed the high horse meat levels in the frozen treat. As a precaution, supermarket chain Tesco pulled food from the shelves which was supplied from the same factory. Similarly, reports are abounding that Findus will take legal action against their French supplier, Spanghero, who has been at the forefront of a lot of controversy in the pass.
A sad ending
It’s never nice to hear that some horses don’t end their life as seasoned racers or retired riding ponies. Though horse meat has long been eaten across the world, in this country horses are usually friends rather than food. This blog post from Equestrian Clearance sums up the debacle.
Horses have always been an important part of British culture; in fact, the UK is famous for horse racing and for our world class Olympic Equestrian team, so today, we celebrate them.
Upsetting the odds
One of the most famous horses in racing has to be Seabiscuit. The champion Thoroughbred was foaled over in the states, and became so famous he has been the subject of a number of films and books. He’s got his own statue in Santa Anita Park too.
Despite the fact that as a colt he was notably lazy, small and had knobby knees, he went on to win 33 races and became a symbol of hope during the Great Depression.
Competition horses specialise in show jumping or the tricky moves of dressage. Milton, a show jumping horse, also had plenty of prestigious achievements under her hooves, including over £1 million in prize money – the first non-racing horse to ever achieve this.
Meanwhile, Seldom Seen stood at only 14.2 hands high but still managed to capture the heart of the racing world as his comparative tininess didn’t hold him back from Grand Prix victories.
Horses in history
Some horses have even changed the shape of history. Alexander the Great’s famous mount Bucephalus would carry the famous general through history-changing battles. He’s the horse known for having been notoriously difficult to train, and it was only Alexander who would eventually tame him.
Comache was one of the equestrian heroes of the Battle of Little Bighorn, and one of the few survivors of the historical tragedy. He was purchased by Captain Myles Keogh of the 7th Cavalry to serve as his battle mount.
During a battle in 1868, the horse continued to carry Keogh into the fight despite the fact the horse had sustained an arrow wound in his hind quarters. His bravery would continue in similar confrontations, when he soldiered on through injuries and carried Keogh back to safety afterwards.
More than just a set of hooves
Horses are seen as intelligent animals, but two of the most renowned horses with more brain matter than most were Clever Hans and Muhamed. The former was capable of solving basic arithmetic problems by way of signalling answers with his hoof. Muhamed also used his hooves to tap out cube roots of numbers presented to him – spectacular.
Other impressive horses include Huaso, who set the high jumping record by clearing a huge 8 ft. 1 inch jump, and the first cloned horse Promethia who was the successful result of intensive study by Italian researchers.
So really, horses don’t deserve being put on a plate, do they?
[Horse & Hound] A riding population of 150,000 may not sound impressive, but starting from zero less than a decade ago, Chinese equestrianism is clearly going places.
Western breeds are popular, Warmbloods, Arabs and Quarter horses are favoured. Image: courtesy xinhuanet.com
The world’s fastest growing economy has a new cash-rich middle class who, buoyed by interest from the 2008 Olympic Games, has quickly embraced “status” pursuits such as horse sport and golf. equihunter horseboxes
Until recently, only a few hundred horses, mostly racers, were imported.
But in 2012, 2,000 thoroughbreds and sport horses — mostly from France, Germany, Ireland and Holland — entered China.
About 600 riding clubs cater for 50,000 serious riders and a further 100,000 ride weekly.
Li Yanyang, publisher of China’s main equestrian magazine, Horsemanship, believes growth is 15-20% a year and that £60million was spent on new facilities between 2010 and 2012
Western breeds are popular, Warmbloods, Arabs and Quarter horses are favoured.
“But local breeds and local crosses are cherished,” added Li Yanyang. “These horses are good doers and sturdy, their main appeal.”
China’s proud history was based on the back of warrior horses. Millions of indigenous ponies still work in rural areas, notably inner Mongolia and Xinjiang.
But because China has no culture of leisure riding and suffers from harsh winters, westernised activity is based round club-style resorts with multiple indoor schools.
They are mostly around Beijing and the affluent Yangtse and Pearl River deltas, the so-called “factory of the world”…..