Looking for a new role? Several hunts are anticipating staff and mastership changes for next year.

Nearly 200 experts from 27 countries met in the UK on 2-4 July for the seventh International Colloquium on Working Equids. Their aim? To highlight the vital importance of equines for the global economy.

Spencer after the rescue

Firefighters free horse trapped under a pipe

Firecrews spent more than two hours rescuing a horse that had become wedged under a pipe

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Week in pictures: 11 July 2014

Horse & Hound’s photographers were on hand to catch the thrills and spills of equestrianism across the disciplines this week — from lost bridles in Paris to torrential rain at South View EC

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Redwings merger good news for Scottish rescue horses

Redwings plans to extend its aid to horses over the border, following a merger with a Scottish rescue charity

Ben Maher has resolved a long-term legal dispute with Michael and Emma Phillips

Firefighters in Yorkshire have rescued a horse that fell down a hole

Pat Campbell and Princess Royal Queen's Award

Stalwart of the horse world honoured by The Queen

Former British Horse Society chairman Pat Campbell receives The Queen’s Award for Equestrianism

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Long delays for horsebox MOTs [H&H VIP]

Waits for horsebox MOTs could reach up to 90 days after a reduction in the number of test centres.

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Mountain mules compete in beauty pageant

Mules have been perfecting their catwalk turns in Morocco for a beauty contest run by H&H’s charity of the year SPANA