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'Every inch a superstar': Valegro wows fans with special appearance

Charlotte Dujardin Dressage

'Every inch a superstar': Valegro wows fans with special appearance

||  Animak Animal Wear || Valegro wowed his fans in a special guest appearance at Hartpury Festival of Dressage on Saturday (8 July).The record-breaking dressage superstar, ridden by Charlotte Dujardin, treated the packed stands to a demonstration during the evening gala at the Gloucestershire venue. Top international judge Stephen Clarke narrated the display, before Charlotte and Valegro danced out to Tina Turner’s Simply The Best. “It really was so special to have him there with us, because he’ll always be our horse in the million that made everything we ever dreamed of come true,” Charlotte wrote on her Facebook page. “As always, he enjoyed meeting some of his...

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'The health and happiness of my horses always comes first': Scott Brash speaks out after disqualification

Scott Brash

'The health and happiness of my horses always comes first': Scott Brash speaks out after disqualification

|| Animak Animal Wear || Scott Brash has stressed that the welfare of his horses remains absolutely paramount after being disqualified for an infringement of FEI "blood rules" while competing in Portugal on Saturday (8 July). He has also voiced his support for the need to change the current rules regarding misuse of the spurs. The British showjumper was riding Hello Forever as part of the Miami Glory squad at the CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour in Cascais. Scott had produced a beautiful and apparently uneventful clear round on Lady Harris and Lady Kirkham’s 11-year-old to help his team win the Global Champions League competition, but he was disqualified...

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Why horses make great wedding guests: pics

Why horses make great wedding guests: pics

|| Animak Animal Wear || When wildly distant cousins that you can hardly recall meeting and Godparents you haven’t heard a squeak from get the nod to your wedding — as well as plus ones of friends that you wouldn’t recognise in the street — it seems mad not extend the invitation to your horse. And if the thought of dealing with slobber and horse poo in your white dress is a step too far, a life-size cut-out might do the job. If you found this article useful, be sure to share it with your friends. To keep up-to-date with the latest Animak guides, tips, competitions...

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Horsily ever after: the romantic proposals with an equestrian spin

Horsily ever after: the romantic proposals with an equestrian spin

|| Animak Animal Wear || If you're a horsey lover, you'll know they somehow work their way into every important event in your life - and getting engaged is no exception... Be my Valentin(o) Lauren Butcher, from Ramsgate, KentI met my partner Acer in September 2015 on a night out with friends. “What time are you getting up to sort Tino out?” he asked me one evening. My beloved horse Valentino is an 16.2hh Dutch Warmblood. “Early – around 6am,” I replied. “I’ve got an early start too,” he said. I thought nothing of it, and when I woke up the next morning,...

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17 signs you're dating a horse rider

Equestrian humour

17 signs you're dating a horse rider

|| Animak Animal Wear || Perhaps this is your first date. Perhaps you’re a few dates in but your new significant other is still being slightly coy about their hobbies and interests. Here are some subtle yet key signs that you are in fact going out with a horse owner. 1. At the bar, you notice they keep their fingernails hidden in their hands/sleeves. 2. They don’t give the crowd-control police horses outside the stadium the space you feel would be prudent. 3. They’re yawning by 10:30pm. 4. When there’s a risk you’ll miss your train they glance at their watch and say:...

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