Champion the Wonder Horse

Even though it’s an amazing 84 years since Champion the Wonder Horse first galloped across our screens, the legendary stallion has gone down in history as one of the first major animal megastars. A dark sorrel with a white blaze…

Summer Horse Care

Summer is traditionally a hectic time for horse owners – it’s the season for horse shows and trail riding and a time to enjoy the long, sunny days with your four-legged friend. However, remember, the hot weather means you must…

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary: Celebrating 50 Years!

One of the UK’s best-loved animal sanctuaries is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary provides a home and medical care for abused and abandoned donkeys from across Europe. Located in the beautiful Devon countryside, at Slade…

Trooping the Colour: Horse Guards’ Parade

A colourful spectacle of British royal pageantry, Trooping the Colour is a majestic parade, featuring more than 1,400 officers of the Household Division, some 200 horses and ten bands and corps of drums. The ceremony has its origins in the…

The Victorian Stable Boy

The life of a Victorian stable boy wasn’t an easy one, getting up at the crack of dawn every morning and undertaking the arduous task of taking care of the horses and their needs. This was a very important role,…

Obby Oss Day!

One of the UK’s oldest surviving festivals, Obby Oss Day, welcomes the approach of summer. The event takes place annually on May Day in the coastal town of Padstow, Cornwall, in the south-west of England. Believed to have its origins…

Glen Campbell: Rhinestone Cowboy!

American singer and songwriter Glen Campbell sold more than 45 million records during his highly successful career, which spanned more than six decades. He shot to fame in the 1960s, when he signed a deal with Capitol Records, leading to…

Red Rum: The People’s Champion

The legendary steeplechaser Red Rum is credited with having saved the Grand National – after becoming the only horse in history to have won the iconic race three times. The thoroughbred’s victories in 1973, 1974 and 1977 reignited interest in…

Quick Draw McGraw

Featuring a talking horse who fights villains in the Wild West, Quick Draw McGraw was a popular kids’ cartoon in the 1950s. In the days before the launch of hundreds of digital channels, the Saturday morning cartoons were staple viewing…

Georgia Stokes

Cornish dressage rider Georgia Stokes is taking the equestrian world by storm – riding at the highest level and establishing herself as a well-known breeder. The St Austell-based rider has achieved the honour of being accepted for the prestigious Concours…