Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Dog owners told to watch out for ‘Rot’

Dog owners told to watch out for ‘Rot’

FIVE new cases of the deadly dog disease Alabama Rot, also known as CRGV (cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy), have been ...

 

London Olympics vet is striking out on his own

London Olympics vet is striking out on his own

RENOWNED equine veterinary surgeon Simon Knapp from Sonning has recently embarked on a new business venture — joining forces with his ...

 

We can solve your Christmas presents dilemma like a shot

We can solve your Christmas presents dilemma like a shot

CELEBRATE Christmas with the Royal Berkshire Shooting School. Are you struggling to find that perfect Christmas gift for a loved one? ...

 

Bertie the Miniature Schnauzer proves miracles can and do happen

Bertie the Miniature Schnauzer proves miracles can and do happen

VICTORIA Carver was not having a good week. It was May 4, 2018. She had just been made redundant only the day before and was chatting ...

 

Retired racehorse is enjoying whole new lease of life as a show horse

Retired racehorse is enjoying whole new lease of life as a show horse

YVONNE Jacques, who has lived in Hambleden for more than 30 years, is celebrating a huge success with her 10-year-old former racehorse ...

 

Halloween trick or treat for your dressed-up dogs

Halloween trick or treat for your dressed-up dogs

PET grooming parlour Naughty Mutt Nice is hosting a Halloween parade for dressed-up dogs. The fun event on Thursday (October 31) ...

 

Gunsmith has set up shop at Friar Park Stables

Gunsmith has set up shop at Friar Park Stables

JUST up the hill out of Henley at Friar Park Stables is gunsmith Craig Turner and his workshop. Open from 10.30am to 5pm, Tuesday to ...

 

Dressage winners will soon be flying the flag

Dressage winners will soon be flying the flag

HENLEY rider Sam Rees has literally just been selected to ride for the British Dressage home international team. Sam, who is ecstatic ...

 

Making hay with an equine parking spot

Making hay with an equine parking spot

A FRIEND spotted the above on a recent visit to the Netherlands and thought it might help with the parking arrangements in Henley. ...

 

Get your eye in at new grouse complex with more than 20 traps set in 100 acres

Get your eye in at new grouse complex with more than 20 traps set in 100 acres

ARE you looking to get ready for the season? Perhaps you want to sharpen up for the grouse or get your eye in for the pheasants? Set ...

 

Put your money on international showjumper

SO have you ever considered owning a top show jumper either from the love of the sport or as a business decision? A growing number of ...

 

Lungworm hits Henley — so here’s what to watch out for

Lungworm hits Henley — so here’s what to watch out for

HENLEY Veterinary Centre has confirmed that it has treated its first case of lungworm. There have been confirmed cases at practices in ...

 

Henley rider is off to the Horse of the Year Show

Henley rider is off to the Horse of the Year Show

HENLEY equestrian Daisy Smith has just qualified for the Horse of the Year show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. This ...

 

Newly refurbished racecourse is where they’ve thought of everything

Newly refurbished racecourse is where they’ve thought of everything

ASCOT may be over for another year, but what about Newbury? It is less than 18 months since I last visited Newbury racecourse and as I ...

 

Sporting sisters brave the wind and rain to shine at Royal Windsor

Sporting sisters brave the wind and rain to shine at Royal Windsor

SISTERS Gavina and Fernanda Semonella are surely destined to become fairly well known within the horse world, writes Amanda Stewart. ...

 

Novice horse and experienced rider make a strong showing

Novice horse and experienced rider make a strong showing

LOCAL horse owner Lucilla Ward’s horse Oratorio II — Rio to his friends — has not only recently completed the infamous Badminton ...

 

Movie pair sprinkled ‘stardust’ on ride

Movie pair sprinkled ‘stardust’ on ride

HORSES and riders from as far afield as Derbyshire and the Isle of Wight joined the other 600-plus horses to take part in last ...

 

Gun room has experienced new recruit

Gun room has experienced new recruit

The Royal Berkshire Gun Room is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Barford. Phil started his career in the gun trade 18 ...

 

Life’s not so baaad in the rural education business

Life’s not so baaad in the rural education business

APRIL has been a hugely successful month for a local farm whose newborn lambs have been proving a star attraction. Over the past year ...

 

Popular Henley vet has leave to remain

Popular Henley vet has leave to remain

HENLEY vet Erik D’Arcy-Donnelly has been given some good news. Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, he has worked in Henley for ...