Horse traceability is key as competition restarts after EHV-1 outbreak *H&H Plus*

Riders must comply with a host of requirements to try to prevent another disease outbreak as internationsl sport starts again in Europe. H&H hears from the FEI and top riders on the new protocols

ENHANCED traceability of horses is a “key element” in minimising the risk of future disease outbreaks, as international sport returns in Europe. Following a six-week shutdown across mainland Europe owing to the EHV-1 outbreak, competition restarted on 12 April with mandatory protocols introduced by the FEI, including temperature recording and testing for EHV-1 at shows […]

‘I’m so delighted; he is the most wonderful horse’: Arthur conquers once more at the Wynnstay Hunt Ride *H&H Plus*

Rowan Cope enjoys a “dream ride” to take the top spot, with Becky Smith hot on his heels on her hunt ride debut

Wynnstay Hunt Race

ROWAN COPE and Arthur triumphed in the first hunt race of the 2020/21 season, making all the running over the Wynnstay hedges to see off 22 other competitors. It was an eighth victory in these races over natural obstacles for ex-chaser Arthur, now 12, whose form figures since joining the Cope family read 111211F1121. “He […]

Viable equine herpes virus survives on bedding for 48 hours, study finds *H&H Plus*

A study reveals more about how long the EHV-1 virus can survive on a range of materials and under different environmental conditions. H&H speaks to researchers and vets to find out more, and what this means for riders

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VIABLE equine herpes virus (EHV-1) lingered on a range of environmental materials for 48 hours, a study has found. Researchers from the Center for Companion Animal Studies, Colorado State University, found that the virus’s persistence, on a range of materials commonly found in yards, was likely to represent a transmission risk. You might also be […]

Blistering gallop secures championship victory at North Of England Spring *H&H Plus*

It’s all to play for in the show hunter pony championship, while a supersized plaited coloured comes into his own

SHP Champion 54 MERRYCORNER MISTER BUI R: Zara Brookes

THE result of the Royal International (RIHS) show hunter pony championship was a timely reminder that it’s always worth returning for the final reckoning – and giving it your all once in there – if donning a blue rosette. The 153cm hunter pony class produced the section’s champion and reserve, however it was second-placed Zara […]