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Racing for equality

Should we be surprised by a survey suggesting that the performance of female jockeys is equal with that of their male counterparts? No, writes Carolyn Henderson. Survey author Vanessa Cashmore, University of Liverpool, says that statistics show a lack of opportunities, not lack of ability. It would ...


Annie returns from Antarctica

Well, I have been back from the frozen continent for about a week now and am getting slowly back into the rhythm of things: work, horses, endurance plans and catching up with all the news and gossip. 



My voyage to Antarctica was, as expected, totalling amazing.  Ice, whales, penguins, wild ...


Recognising the real thing

Valentine’s Day has been and gone -  but how do you know when love is for keeps? Carolyn Henderson has some suggestions. Soppy cards no longer clog the supermarket shelves, chocolates are minus the little red hearts on their packaging, and cut flowers are back to their normal price. Valentine’s Day ...


Feedmark partners with Wellington Riding

We are pleased to announce our exciting new partnership with Wellington Riding, one of the UK's biggest and best-known Equestrian Centres.




Set in 300 acres of the Duke of Wellington's beautiful Hampshire estate, Wellington Riding is a British Horse Society Approved Riding School, Livery ...


Manners matter

Teaching the rules of acceptable behaviour will help keep you – and everyone who deals with your horse – safe, writes Carolyn Henderson Imagine that two friends have each asked you to spend a day with them. One is great fun and you enjoy her company, but she doesn’t always listen to others’ points o...


Staying within the rules

With horses, the best-laid plans can go awry – which is why you need to include a little leeway. Even then, you can’t avoid occasional disappointment; I bet you’ve had times when a horse seems to carefully remove his shoe on the morning of a competition. That’s disappointing enough, so I can only im...


Award winning Hood Show Team partner with Feedmark for 2018 Show Season

The highly celebrated and award winning Hood Show Team has announced an exciting new partnership for the 2018 Show Season, as they become Brand Ambassadors of Feedmark. Allister, Anne and their son Oliver Hood are leading producers in the Equestrian Showing World. To date, they have produced no less...