Farewell to a prolific equestrian figure, and other things the horse world is talking about

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  • 1. Farewell to an equestrian who left a significant legacy

    Peter Lewis, the towering and immensely popular figure in the equestrian and saddlery trades died on 8 November aged 79.During 50 years in the industry, Peter served as president of the Society of Master Saddlers, chairman of the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) and master of The Worshipful Company of Saddlers. He was a successful equestrian retailer, highly skilled saddler and saddle-fitter, a mentor to many apprentices – and a gentleman. “Peter was a lovely man with a vast knowledge of our industry,” said Claire Williams, executive director of BETA.

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    2. How riders around the world keep their horses in work during snow and ice

    How to ride in snow

    Winter is upon us, and various parts of the country have had their first flurry of snow this week. It can be a tough task keeping up ridden work when the bad weather arrives in the UK, but other places in the world are covered with snow and ice through much of winter and people keep on riding. We speak to equestrians from far and wide about their tips to keep going no matter what the weather, from going barefoot to fitting pads and ice studs…

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