The lack of a serious native venue, Britain’s EHV measures and different issues the horse world is speaking about

  • 1. The closure of a serious livery yard and native competitors venue

    A petition has been launched to attempt to save Harold’s Park Farm in Nazeing, Essex, which is going through closure. The much-loved yard is residence to 90 horses and has indoor and out of doors arenas, a cross-country-course and 800 acres of equestrian and agricultural land. The Mackie household had been tenants of the farm for years, renting it from CBF Funds Trustee Ltd, a fund managed for Church of England buyers. A spokesman for CCLA, which manages the fund, instructed H&H that since George Mackie died in 2020, “discussions have been ongoing with George’s household concerning the long run administration of the farm”, and consequently, the household is to depart. Liveries and rivals have spoken out concerning the closure, describing it as a “large loss”.

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    2. British horses getting back from exhibits affected by EHV-1

    Spring MET II showjumping tour, Spain, cancelled EHV-1 outbreak

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    All horses returning to Britain from exhibits in Lier, Belgium, and Oliva Nova, Spain, might be quickly banned from competing because of confirmed circumstances of equine herpes virus (EHV-1) in Europe. H&H reported yesterday that 4 horses on the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour and one at Lier had examined optimistic for the virus. The British Equine Veterinary Affiliation (BEVA) and British Showjumping have now introduced measures to guard horses on this nation.

    “All horses returning to the UK from these exhibits from 00.01hrs on Saturday, 18 February might be required to isolate and won’t be allowed to attend any nationwide competitions till a interval of isolation of 21 days is accomplished or they’ve undertaken laboratory assessments which affirm detrimental outcomes,” a BEVA assertion mentioned.

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    3. Grocery-delivering robots round horses

    The British Horse Society (BHS) is working with autonomous supply firm Starship Applied sciences to make sure their robots are establishing “right robotic behaviour” round horses. The robots, which have gotten a “frequent sight” in Cambridge, Cambourne, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford and Leeds, are used to hold out deliveries for retailers together with Tesco and Co-op. Riders are being inspired to report their interactions – optimistic or detrimental – with the BHS “Horse i app” so knowledge could be gathered and “protected robotic behaviour” could be developed. Starship Applied sciences can also be providing familiarisation periods for riders within the Cambourne space to permit horses to grow to be “higher acquainted” with the robots.

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