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‘Once in a lifetime opportunity’: applications open for Willberry charity race

Credit: David Betteridge

Applications to ride in the Pertemps Champions Willberry Charity Derby are now open.

After the success of the 2017 race held at Cheltenham, which raised over £120,000 for The Bob Champion Cancer Trust and Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony Charity, this year the race will be run over the same course and distance as the Epsom Derby on Monday 27 August (Bank Holiday Monday).

Eight members of the public, selected from the applicants, will ride alongside four celebrities. It was Hannah Francis’s wish, expressed before she died in August 2017, to have a race in aid of her Willberry Wonder Pony Charity.

The 2017 jockeys picture with Hannah Francis’ parents. Credit: David Betteridge

Confirmed celebrity jockeys include Lissa Green and Lara Prior-Palmer, winner of the 2013 Mongol Derby, who has also been suffering with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Lissa said: “I am in awe of what Hannah Francis has achieved with Willberry. She was an extraordinary girl. It is so exciting that her charity has teamed up with the Bob Champion Cancer Trust for this exciting event at Epsom and I feel honoured to be a part of it.”

Bob Champion, the Grand National-winning jockey who has also recovered from cancer said: “The Cheltenham race was such a success and we’re absolutely delighted to now be going to Epsom, home of the greatest Flat race in the world.

With more than 600 people applying to ride in last year’s race and with so much support for both charities, I’m sure we’ll have another amazing line-up. I would quite like a grand prix dressage rider to take their place alongside our celebrity eventers this time – so come on and apply!”

Last year’s winner, Ben Moore. Credit: David Betteridge

“We are delighted to host the Pertemps Champions Willberry Charity Derby race at Epsom Downs racecourse,” said racecourse general manager Simon Durrant.

“Run over the Derby course and distance, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these riders to experience the unique contours and undulations of the world-famous Epsom Downs.”

Last year’s line-up included Sir Mark Todd, Tina Cook and Ben Hobday as well as TV presenter, Alice Fox-Pitt. It was won by soldier Ben Moore, himself a cancer victim and particularly special to him and his family as his daughter has leukaemia.

Entries are open via the Willberry Wonder Pony website and close on 21 February. Applicants must be under 12 stone, over 18, competent riders, can pledge to raise over £5,000 and are able to source their own racehorses.

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Spindles Farm survivors: before and after in pictures 10 years on

Pinocchio now loves to play a spot football

When more than 100 horses and donkeys were found at Spindles Farm in Amersham, Bucks in January 2008, it was hard to imagine that so many of them would be thriving 10 years on.

Of the 60 equines taken in by Redwings Horse Sanctuary, as well as six foals born to rescued mares, an incredible 58 are still enjoying happy and healthy lives a decade on. Of these, 46 remain in the care of the sanctuary, while 12 have found new homes.

We meet some of the remarkable survivors — and see the incredible transformation they’ve made…

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Come out all guns blazing in 2018 with these brilliant training opportunities

Winter is a great time to improve your skills as a rider, so take a look at this range of training opportunities you need to get involved with

Pole work to jumping exercises clinic

Date: 27 January
Venue: Darknoll Farm, Blandford Forum
Details: “This clinic is open to jumpers and non-jumpers alike. Use will be made of poles on the ground to develop exercises for people who don’t want to leave the ground, up to a small course of jumps. Instructor Joe Roome will develop warm up exercises, to improve straightness, suppleness and rhythm and provide variety to flatwork. It is also for those who want to jump and want to develop their horse’s pace, lengthening and shortening, being in front of the leg, varying distances and angles in trot and canter. Joe is a great instructor at every level, persuading the most nervous of riders, so if you have lost confidence, want more adjustability from your horse or want to start from scratch, this is for you.”
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Dressage clinic

Date: 29 January
Venue: Mullacott Event Centre, Ilfracombe
Details: “Individual and group lessons available with John Chubb who successfully competes at BD (British Dressage) inter 1 level. Throughout the season John rides at premier league and high profile shows across the UK.”
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Showjumping clinic

Date: 29 January
Venue: Beaver Hall, Leek
Details: “Train with Vicky Bentley who is on the British Horse Society register of instructors. Vicky has her UKCC Level 2 coaching certificate and has 17 years of coaching experience under her belt.She has trained with top riders and has been BE (British Eventing) eventing for eight years with numerous top 10 placings. Vicky coaches riders of all levels and abilities and these lessons are great for new combinations, starting young horses or just for building your confidence. All ages and levels are catered for.”
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Showjumping clinic

Date: 6 February
Venue: Greenfields of Avondale, Strathaven
Details: “Train with David Harland in the indoor school with daytime and limited evening slots. In these sessions, David will be working with both you and your horse, improving skills to aid in producing clear rounds. The aim in these sessions is also to learn to develop and adopt the correct canter, ride turns and lines correctly and understand distances to enhance performance jumping around a course. Suitable for all levels.”
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Dressage clinic

Date: 6 February
Venue: Alnwick Ford Equestrian, Morpeth
Details: “Take this opportunity to train with Harry Payne who has competed at international level and at grand prix as a dressage rider. He has also three-day evented internationally. He is a busy dressage coach and holds the UKCC Level 3 (dressage) qualification and is currently a Level 4 candidate. He is an FEI three-/four-star international eventing judge and a list 1 (grand prix) dressage judge.”
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Dressage clinic

Date: 9 February
Venue: Urchinwood Manor Riding and Event Centre, Bristol
Details: “Train with Carole Broad who is a hugely experienced trainer. She will run groups of between three and five riders specalising in dressage, pole work and lungeing to improve horse and rider. There will be lots of useful exercises to work on at home and some new and hopefully fun ideas too.”
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The latest research on feeding, breeding and stable coughs *H&H VIP*

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There are good and reliable guidelines concerning the feeding of stabled horses in moderate or hard work. Indeed, the feeding of high-performance racehorses, showjumpers, eventers and dressage horses has been the subject of considerable research. Commercial feeds are blended and produced on the basis of this research and all large feed manufacturers have highly qualified in-house nutritionists.

But can we assume that the feeding regimes for horses in hard work can be used for ponies by simply scaling down the recommendations according to size and weight? Should we be using a different formula for calculating the nutritional requirements of a pony in hard work? Ponies are more prone to metabolic disorders associated with feeding, such as laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome. They tend to pile on weight more easily than big horses and they are almost always ridden by children and young riders, who might be at risk if overfeeding a pony made him too hot to handle.

Hay levels

British scientists have just published a research paper that answers some of these questions. They took four adult ponies between 10hh and 14.2hh that were regularly used for competitions, Pony Club work and hacking, and brought them to an equine nutrition research station. Each pony was exercised every day under saddle to a level that represented quite hard work.

For the first five days, the ponies were put on good meadow hay that equated to 2% of their body weight. Concentrates were then introduced over a two-week period until 50% of their feed was high-energy concentrate. For a five-day period, they were then carefully studied and investigated. This included collecting all of their droppings and analysing the digestibility of the feed, as well assessing their behaviour, measuring weight and checking the exact composition of the diet in the laboratory.

Each pony was subject to several cycles of this research, using three different high-energy feeds, and also a cycle in which they were kept on hay only. All the time, they were worked hard.

Feeding 50% of the daily diet as high-energy concentrates is a recommended practice for large horses, but was it appropriate for the ponies? The results showed that hay alone does not provide enough energy or protein to supply the needs of hard-working ponies, even if the hay is good-quality meadow hay. Feeding 50% of the daily diet as concentrates exceeded the ponies’ actual requirements, but not by much, so the scientists concluded that the recommendations for feeding used for horses can be applied to ponies.

They were pleased to report that there appeared to be no adverse effects of such high-level concentrate feeding — as long as the pony was working hard — with no weight gain and no detrimental effects on behaviour or temperament. They do, however, issue one word of caution: the three concentrate feeds selected for the research were all relatively high in oil and therefore lower in starch, compared with some other products. High starch is known to heat up the behaviour of horses and oil is known to calm them down, so every concentrate feed might not give the same results.

A cause of coughing — it’s in the genes

Most horses are stabled at night, at least, at this time of year. One of the most common ailments arising from horses spending long periods indoors is the respiratory condition, recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), also known as equine asthma, heaves or chronic obstructive respiratory disease (COPD).

In winter, there are few weeks when a horse vet doesn’t find a case of a “coughing horse” in the diary.

Many of these are so-called “stable coughs” — an allergic reaction to dust caused by hay, straw and other dry material. Mild cases are just a persistent cough, but severely affected horses may struggle to breathe and display noisy, wheezy respiration.

We know the cause is dust in the stable atmosphere, especially the fungal spores from poor-quality hay, but why are some horses prone to the problem and others not? We also know that a foal from a mare with RAO is more than three times more likely to develop the condition later in life than a foal from a mare with good respiratory health, which suggests a heritable predisposition.

Scientists in Switzerland probed the genomes of RAO-affected warmbloods and compared them with unaffected horses. They identified nearly 200 horses with RAO, for which they had pedigrees going back five generations, and studied their breeding and ancestry.

The research showed a significant correlation between differences on chromosome 13 in the affected horses compared with the others. This confirmed earlier work in which chromosome 13 was suspected of playing a role in susceptibility to RAO.

Each chromosome has millions of “genes” on its spiral of DNA and this new study was able to identify a region of the chromosome that appears to be important. It seems this region is involved in coding for a particular protein that is connected to respiratory health.

In the future, we might be able to screen horses to see whether they are more prone to allergic airway disease and manage them appropriately to prevent the disease appearing.

Taking stock of stress

A broodmare at stud must undergo some potentially stressful procedures. Research has been conducted into the stresses of transport, change of yard, the process of foaling and other elements of breeding life, but little investigation has been undertaken into the stress caused by gynaecological examination by rectal palpation.

This is a fundamental procedure for the stud vet: the examination of the reproductive tract by inserting a hand into the rectum or scanning through the rectal wall. It is not uncommon for maiden (first-time mares to object violently.

For the vet’s safety, most professional studs have stocks in which the mare is confined to prevent her kicking. Most mares seem to become accustomed to the procedure, however, and experienced broodmares generally stand quietly.

Vets in South Africa wondered whether this apparent acceptance of rectal palpation is an indication that experienced mares are no longer fazed by the process, or whether they have just given up objecting.

They took 28 mature mares, all of whom had been used for teaching and were accustomed to rectal examinations by both teaching staff and vet students. Measurements of stress were made as the mares were prepared for the session, then again during the 20-minute session of examination and for a further 70 minutes afterwards to record the return to baseline stress levels.

The results showed an initial stress response as the rectal examination started, which settled as the exam proceeded. By the time the session ended, stress levels were almost back to the pre-examination levels.

This suggests that even experienced stud mares are a bit stressed when the examination begins, but become less so, provided the procedure continues in a familiar way.

An additional finding was of interest. Each mare was kept in the stocks for more than an hour to monitor her stress levels after the exam, because the scientists predicted that some settling time would be needed once the student’s arm was removed. In fact, the mares were already quite chilled out by this stage, but became more stressed by being confined. They were used to being released as soon as the examination was over, but this change in routine — keeping them shut up — was upsetting for them, emphasising the importance of providing horses with a consistent routine.

Ref Horse & Hound; 11 January 2018

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Darren Edwards: This year’s starter was a bit lumpy *H&H VIP*

Opinion

Darren Edwards

With Christmas now firmly packed away in the loft for another 12 months and the Coca-Cola truck back in the garage until the 2018 version of Holidays Are Coming, restarts in about June, we can now focus our attention on the coming months of the sport we all enjoy.

For me, the new year marks the arrival of the main course at the dinner table. I had mixed views on the hors d’oeuvre (or pre-Christmas racing) when it was first introduced back in 2006 and I think looking back it has proven reasonably successful for point-to-pointing.

However, a lot has happened since then — not least a sustained period of economic decline in the late 2000s, leading to the worst global recession since the 1930s — and I cannot help but feel this year’s starter was a bit lumpy and the bread was showing signs of staleness.

Last weekend was officially the eighth weekend since the first meeting was held on 19 November at Bishops Court, but there have only been seven separate racing days in the interim, providing a total of eight meetings.

These meetings have been staged as far south as Wadebridge, to Cottenham in the east and Alnwick in the north. The old journeyman jockey adage of “have saddle, will travel” has applied to some riders and while many would argue that the number of equine entries has been satisfactory, I cannot help but think that there remains scope for improvement in the pre-Christmas schedule.

I know that some trainers deliberately hold off getting their horses ready until January, when there is better continuity in the race programme. This allows for a series of races to be planned for an individual horse within a reasonable geographic area over a suitable time frame (say two- to three-week intervals), rather than a start-stop approach that involves travelling long distances in order to secure a run.

A review required

An example of the victim of the schedule is a horse called The Two Amigos. He won a restricted at Wadebridge on 10 December but short of travelling him from Exmoor to Suffolk (Ampton) on 14 January, there is no intermediate for him to run in until 27 January (Larkhill). This is a gap of seven weeks in a season that is only 31 weeks long.

In this instance, connections were able to secure a new hunters’ certificate from a different hunt so he could run at Wadebridge last weekend (in a confined race, thus allowing him to revert to an intermediate with a penalty). This was a case of necessity rather than desire.

The alternative was to run him in open company, which would have involved jumping several grades in class, or not running at all, although this would mean he lost the fitness benefit of his first run of the season on 10 December.

The race programming committee has made some really positive changes to our sport in recent seasons. A review of the pre-Christmas racing probably now needs adding to the agenda.

Ref Horse & Hound; 11 January 2018

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Jason Brautigam: 250,000 tests and a bright future *H&H VIP*

Opinion

H&H’s dressage editor
Alice Collins with
British Dressage
chief executive
Jason Brautigam

The New Year marks British Dressage’s (BD) 20th anniversary, an exciting milestone. I’ve only been on the journey for four of those years, but have had the pleasure to work alongside many who have been there every step of the way since the decision was made to separate from the British Horse Society in 1998.

So, in 20 years what have we achieved? The sport is stronger than ever. In 2017, I was proud to lead a team that broke a number of records. We welcomed our 17,000th paying member, horse registrations topped 20,000 for the first time, over 250,000 tests were ridden, our turnover reached an all-time high and we’re forecasting another six-figure surplus.

But what does that mean to the average member? First and foremost, it means that more people than ever before are enjoying dressage. It also means that our aim to provide a sport with opportunities for everyone continues to flourish. As examples, we have launched a new championship for bronze riders, a summer music championship is now a reality, and we will also have a silver FEI championship in 2018.

Alongside this, our associated championships and Quest competitions have provided a new dressage goal to more than 3,000 club members.

Vitally, it means that we now have healthy reserves which will protect the sport if an unforeseen crisis strikes. It’s taken nearly two decades to reach a “safe” level of over £1m but, significantly, we have managed to double our reserves in the past four years.

This has enabled us to invest £250,000 in a three-phase IT project, with the first stage, the online schedules, launched last year. Part two will be the results portal, which will improve qualification monitoring.

Then we’ll move to the membership database, which we’re aiming to complete later in 2018. The final piece of the jigsaw will be a modern, fit-for-purpose website.

At our final board meeting in 2017, plans were approved for a scheme that will provide additional partnership support for our major CDI shows, which are so crucial to help our riders gain experience against the best on the international stage.

Be a part of it

The revitalised BD Youth programme is making great progress, with new initiatives rolled out this year, including the launch of our foundation and national academies.

Another area of focus in 2018 will be our para activity. We’re world leaders in this sector but to maintain that, we need to evolve continually. So, we need to ensure our competition pathways provide opportunities for all.

Your passion for dressage may be as a competitor, a trainer or a judge, but the best way to influence policy and decisions is to be a part of the team behind the sport. So, next time you see a volunteer role advertised at regional, technical committee or board level, why not put your name forward?

Twenty years ago few would have been bold enough to predict we’d have a double Olympic gold medallist, Britain would win medals at senior level for seven years running or that over a quarter of a million tests would be ridden in one year, but this is the reality.

There are so many reasons to be optimistic about the future as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, and working collectively we can ensure that the next 20 years will bring further landmark accomplishments and even greater levels of success.

Ref Horse & Hound; 11 January 2018

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Laura Renwick: Huge fire was devastating but no one was seriously hurt *H&H VIP*

Opinion

Laura Renwick on Bintang II

The fire in the multi-storey car park which ended the show in such dramatic circumstances was devastating for everyone, especially the people who lost cars and belongings, but the main thing is that no people or horses were seriously injured.

Luckily, we were among the first to get our horses out of the car park stables and on to our lorry and we drove straight home.

It was a cruel blow to Nina Barbour, but all credit to her team, security staff, fire service and to equestrian people in general who pulled together and did their bit to make the best of a bad situation.

This was the third year I have competed here, and as Nina and her team got the formula right the first time, there has been no need to change anything, because it works.

I’ve had a good couple of weeks with Olympia, Christmas and Liverpool and, before the fire, I was happy at the way the year was ending.

I brought younger horses to Liverpool and Top Dollar gained valuable experience at Olympia and he’s jumped brilliantly here.

I understand space and exercising is often an issue at venues such as this, but one thing that could be considered is giving riders a warm-up session with a couple of fences the day before the show.

Everyone here seemed to be in an “end of year let’s go for it” mode which made all the classes very exciting, which is great for the crowd.

As you would expect, Kelvin Bywater and Bob Ellis set typically testing courses with plenty of technicality for both professional and amateur riders. They’ve been tough enough, but fair.

John and I train a couple of amateur riders and it’s been nice to watch those classes. Less experienced riders rarely get a chance to compete in an atmosphere like this, with the crowd so close, so it’s a big thing for them and throughout the classes it was a nice touch, to have Corinne Bracken (amateur) and Geoff Billington (4*) assessing the rounds.

Not every spectator understands showjumping, so by explaining the rules of the competition and what went right or wrong with rounds was very helpful, informative and often witty.

This show offered pure entertainment guaranteed to get everyone involved from start to finish with the Shetland Pony Grand National, Motocross, stunt riders and singers keeping spectators interested.

The glitzy podium prize giving is very different and has proved a real hit with riders and the crowd; it makes all the winners seem special.

It’s nice my Mum, Di Pimblott, is here stewarding, and my son Jack and we’ve all found plenty to do. For the past three years I’ve spent my birthday at Liverpool International Show and I’d like to think I’ll be back at the end of this year.

Ref Horse & Hound; 11 January 2018

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Is bitless best? Study reveals horses’ tolerance of different bridles

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Horses have been found to tolerate similar levels of rein tension whether they are wearing a bitless or a traditional bridle, according to a recent study.

Findings of the research, ‘Horses’ voluntary acceptance of rein tension with various bitless bridles compared to a single-jointed snaffle bit’, were presented at the International Equitation Science Conference in Australia (25 November).

“In trying to use more welfare-friendly alternatives to conventional bridles, riders often resort to bitless bridles, but little is known about horses’ pressure sensitivity in the different body parts bitted and bitless bridles act on,” said the team of researchers from Germany.

“The aim of the study was to obtain information on how horses perceive the pressure exerted by various bitless bridles as compared to a regular snaffle bit.”

The 21 horses involved in the study were fitted in a random order with each of the four following bitless bridles: an LG bridle, sidepull, Dr Cook’s bitless bridle or Fred Rai Rope, a rope halter or a conventional bridle with a single-jointed snaffle bit.

Reins were fitted with a tension meter which was positioned to simulate the position of the rider’s hands.

The reins were adjusted to a length that allowed the horse to hold its head 5-10 degrees in front of the vertical.

The horses were lured with food to encourage them to stretch forwards and downwards against the reins, while standing in a stable.

Testing was stopped after the horse stopped stretching for the food, and subsequently released the tension, or after a maximum of one minute.

This procedure was repeated for each horse three times per day, and the entire trial was repeated for each horse on three subsequent days.

Results

Horses applied similar amounts of maximum tension to all bridles, including the snaffle bit, with the exception of the sidepull, to which they applied less pressure.

But the maximum tension applied to the sidepull and the other bridles “did not differ significantly”.

“Results indicate that with the investigated headgear except for the sidepull […] the same amount of rein tension results in similar levels of discomfort in the horse,” said the researchers.

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“Compared to the other bridles, the sidepull is equipped with a stiffer and thinner noseband, resulting in higher pressures on the horse’s nose, which explains the lower threshold of maximally tolerated rein tension for this bridle.

“This indicates that with the different types of headgear, the same rein aid is similarly aversive to horses, and at equal levels of prior training, signals of the same intensity are sufficient to produce a noticeable aid.”

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Mare who failed to sell wins international showjumping class

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A mare who was returned unsold at a sale in 2014 has gone on to win at an international showjumping class with a jockey who has only ridden for four years.

Seamus Hughes-Kennedy, 15, and Cuffesgrange Cavalidam (“Ash”) won the first FEI pony jumping trophy final at the Jumping Mechelen show in Belgium (26-30 December).

Seamus only started riding four years ago when Ash was still an unbroken broodmare.

His mother Clare Hughes, sister of Olympic showjumper Marion Hughes, bought Ash in November 2014 when she had been returned unsold from Goresbridge Horse Sales.

From Ash’s passport, Clare discovered that her late father Seamus Hughes had bred the mare, whose previous owner lived at a neighbouring farm, and given her to his sister Ita Brennan.

“The mare is by Luidam out of a Cavalier Royale mare and her mother was a sister to Laura Renwick’s MHS Washington – a testament to my aunt and father who only bred from proven mares,” said Clare.

After a successful campaign culminating in a double clear in the Pony Nations Cup at Sentower Park, Opglabbeek, Belgium, (11-14 May) Seamus and Cuffesgrange Cavalidam were selected for the Irish squad for the pony European Championships in Kaposvar, Hungary, (25-30 July, 2017) where the team won gold.

“The pair moulded and grew together and have a connection,” Clare said.

“To win the FEI trophy was just validation of what was obvious to many onlookers who took a keen interest in their development.”

Last summer, with Keatingtown Hunky Dory, Seamus won the 148cm six- and seven-year-old national championship at Dublin Horse show (9-13 August).

This was the first time the same combination had won this class with the horse as a six-year-old and as a seven-year-old.

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Big Star and rare breeds share the spotlight on Countryfile

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Star sires were in the spotlight as BBC One’s Countryfile visited Stallion AI Services.

A rare Eriskay pony, Big Star, a Shire and Gem Twist’s clone Murka’s Gem all featured on this week’s show, which aired yesterday (7 January).

Presenter Adam Henson, whose father Joe was a founder of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) visited the Shropshire base to find out how the business is helping preserve endangered breeds.

Tullis Matson of Stallion AI spoke of the critical numbers some breeds have reached and the work his company and the RBST is doing to prevent further decline.

“There’s just over 900 female [breeding Shires] left in the country, so yes there’s a few about, but it won’t take long for the breed [numbers] to get smaller and smaller, the genetic pool to shrink and then we have other issues as well,” he said.

“[The Eriskay] really are on the border-line of extinction.

“They could be [lost for ever] if we don’t do something about it — they are really lovely animals and it would be a real great shame to lose them.”

He added technology has “come on so much” that they are able to preserve semen samples in ways that did not exist even five years ago.

Adam said it is “companies like this that are giving many of our rare breeds a fighting chance of survival”.

Tom Beeston of the RBST said the charity’s gene bank is preserving eggs, semen and embryos of all sorts of rare breeds and species.

“We have about 70 horses across the 13 breeds [on the RBST’s watchlist] in the gene bank already,” he told viewers.

“But we need 350 in there, so that’s £1.5million to £2million we need just for the equines.”

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Adam also met Big Star and Nick Skelton on his trip to Stallion AI.

He was the superstar, I was just the pilot,” said Nick in response to Adam’s praise for the combination’s two Olympic gold medals.

Nick added Big Star already has progeny on the ground in the UK, the eldest of whom is four years old, and that last year one of the legendary stallion’s foals sold for £90,000.

“When [Big Star] was competing at the top, before Rio and after London, we were offered a lot of money for him, but the owners — Gary and Beverley Widdowson — didn’t want to sell him,” said Nick.

“They wanted to keep him for his jumping and also for his career at stud, where he is doing a great job.”

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