Professional rider guilty of negligence and other things the horse world talks about

  • Court case

    A grand prix-level dressage rider has been found guilty of neglecting and causing five young horses to suffer. Sam Duckworth, of Newmarket Road, Cambridgeshire, was at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on November 9, to wrap up a trial that took place over 11 days in September and October. The 42-year-old was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to five young horses in his care – three fillies and two colts – by failing to investigate and address the cause of their poor physical condition and their weight loss.

    Read more about this verdict



    leave for a long time

    There are the horses with long strides, and then there are the stunning ones like United Touch S, who took victory with German rider Richard Vogel in qualifying for the Longines FEI World Cup at the Stuttgart German Masters. The 25-year-old describes his 10-year-old stallion as having “probably one of the biggest strides in the world” and, as you can see, the stallion glides around the arena almost like a spider to display a breathtaking winning performance. .

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    To save money

    The cost of living continues to rise, and more than expected. While everyone is looking for ways to cut their bills, H&H asked a team of financial experts for their money-saving tips for horse owners, from reviewing your insurance policies to finding bedding brands.

    Find out how to save

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  • Earnest L. Veasey