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Rider in jail for horse neglect and different issues the equestrian world is speaking about


  • Custodial sentence

    British grand prix dressage rider Sam Duckworth has been despatched to jail for welfare offences. H&H reported final month the 42-year-old had been convicted after an 11-day trial, and he appeared in courtroom yesterday (6 December) to be sentenced. Prosecutors mentioned he was “dismissive of the RSPCA and the recommendation he was given by RSPCA vets and his personal”, including: “We discover he failed correctly to comply with recommendation on feed and worming”. Duckworth’s defence mentioned Covid restrictions meant he couldn’t be on the premises a lot, and that he did reply to requests from these on the yard, for feed, for instance. However the choose mentioned an instantaneous custodial sentence was the one manner applicable punishment could possibly be achieved.

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    Charlotte says sure

    Charlotte Dujardin has introduced she is engaged to her long-term associate Dean Golding. The a number of medal-winning dressage rider is pregnant with the couple’s first little one, who’s due in January, and Dean popped the query at their child bathe. “To high off this stunning night, Dean stunned me with asking me to be his spouse, and naturally I mentioned sure!” Charlotte mentioned. “We look ahead to all that comes subsequent.”

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    Joyful Christmas to your horse…

    Or your canine, after all! Our equine and canine members of the family are all the time high precedence, and we’ve rounded up presents for them which can be appropriate for each finances. Right here’s a choice of presents we all know our horses would like to obtain – and so they’d make good presents for horse homeowners, too. There are such a lot of horse deal with choices, so for those who’re in search of presents of the edible sort, we’ve rounded up the perfect Christmas horse treats too.

    The last word Christmas procuring information

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