Nick Skelton and Big Star win Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen

Big Star out of action for a year

Nick Skelton’s Olympic gold medal-winning partner Big Star faces 12 months on the sidelines after a recurrence of a leg injury

HORSE SHOW

Week in pictures: 25 July 2014

If you’re feeling out of the loop on the equestrian sport front this week, take a look at our picture desk’s pick of photos across the disciplines to get you up to speed on what’s been going on

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MP acts to tackle fly-grazing crisis

Changes in legislative powers are being pushed for by MP to prevent illegal grazing

Twiggy the rescued foal

Rescued foal provides therapy for elderly

A foal found on the side of a busy road is the new star of a miniature horse therapy business.

Picture by Richard Marwood/rfmequinephotos.com

Should more cross-country fences collapse on impact? [H&H VIP]

After the recent death of two eventers, some experts believe the sport needs to invest more in safety fence technology

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Aachen review: what do the results mean for Britain ahead of WEG? [H&H VIP]

As Germany dominates in all three disciplines at Aachen, could this signal disappointment for Britain at next month’s World Equestrian Games?

Endurance Horse Race in Jordan's Wadi Rum

Dutch endurance team selection prompts resignation of senior official

Technical committee chairman resigns following Dutch endurance team selection

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Irish Olympic rider Tommy Brennan dies

The Irish eventing legend has passed away at the age of 74

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Londoners pay tribute to war horses

The one million horses that took part in World War 1 were remembered in a pageant held last weekend

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Miniature donkey born in Devon [PICS]

Charlie the tiny donkey foal is attracting lots of attention

Picture by Paul Harding @ lewishardingimages.com

British dressage team for WEG confirmed

Find out which riders will be carrying British hopes in the dressage competition in Normandy

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Fans bid farewell to Corradina at Aachen

The popular grey showjumper was retired from competition last week

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German showjumper injured in repeat fall

Katrin Eckermann fell at the same jump twice during Aachen CHIO

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The Queen’s racehorse tests positive for morphine

Traces of morphine have been found in post-race samples from five racehorses

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Hovis summer field

Hovis’ Friday diary: being a mare-magnet

Hovis has been blistering hot this week and is hoping it will cool down soon — he has also been getting rather lucky with the ladies of the yard…

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Mark Todd: a stint in the scorers’ seat [H&H VIP]

H&H’s eventing columnist shares his scoring experience and views on some popular events

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Rosie Fry’s eventing blog: sun and relaxation to recover from a busy Barbury and Tweseldown

H&H’s eventing blogger Rosie Fry takes a break in Croatia with friends, after a busy Barbury and Tweseldown with Arise Cavalier, Abakala Flagmount and In Vogue II

New Forest hounds meet the public

Andrew Sallis: Maintaining positive PR [H&H VIP]

Andrew Sallis recalls some embarrassing incidents at hound shows and builds up to judging hounds at the Festival of Hunting

The view of the countryside near Hartpury

Fizz Marshall’s therapy blog: Summer time

In her latest update from the Therapy Centre at Hartpury, Fizz is feeling the heat and excited about her new trot-up strip

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Highlights

A racehorse at exercise

What’s new in muscle research? [H&H VIP]

Muscle diseases can cause weakness, pain and distress, yet pinpointing the exact cause and nature of a condition can be challenging. H&H explains how research is unravelling the complexity of ‘tying-up’

Jousting Displays

6 horsey things to do this week

Stuck for things to do? We’ve picked a selection of equestrian events to keep boredom at bay over the next 7 days

Michael Owen with Destiny's Kitten out side Manor House Stables

Exclusive look inside Michael Owen’s Manor House Stables [VIDEO/PICS]

Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the former footballer’s Manor House Stables in Cheshire

Meet gorgeous foals of 2014: in pictures

There’s no quicker way to cheer yourself up than the sight of a wobbly foal — the limbier and fluffier the better

07/07/2007. Pony Club Camp. Near Alton, Hampshire. UK. Photo: ©Steve Bardens.

8 ideas to keep horse-mad children busy this summer [H&H VIP]

Summer holidays may be keenly anticipated by children, but parents face them with a little less relish. Here are H&H’s ideas to make the coming weeks go past in a flash

Horseboxes at a show

15 checks to make on your new horsebox

Taking the plunge and buying a horsebox is a big investment. Before you part with your cash, here are 15 checks you should make to increase your chances of a satisfactory purchase

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