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The Lost War Horses of Cairo: a moving tribute to Dorothy Brooke’s passion

Dorothy Brooke with one of the patients at her Cairo hospital.

Author Grant Hayter-Manzies’ moving tribute highlights the remarkable life of Dorothy Brooke, founder of international welfare charity, Brooke.

The Lost War Horses of Cairo: The Passion of Dorothy Brooke chronicles Dorothy’s travels to Cairo where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses.

Dorothy established the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital, where respite was provided for these exhausted animals.

The story provides an in-depth exploration of historical events, human-horse relationships and Dorothy’s tireless work to make a difference.

The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder lives on through Brooke’s continued efforts to improve the lives of working equines throughout the world.

Two old friends

Credit: Searight Collection

One particularly moving anecdote involves a pair of gharry (carriage) horses (pictured above), who arrived at the hospital together.

One of the horses was in a particularly poor condition and Dorothy decided the kindest thing to do was to put him to sleep.

“No sooner had the incapacitated horse limped to the shed than Dorothy heard the piebald [companion] whinnying as if in pain. She hurried into the stables, where she found him “in a terrible state of mind,” she recalled, “pawing desperately at his straw with his battered old legs and deformed feet. . . . Moreover he was shaking all over and, as he was blind in one eye, he had his head turned over his shoulder on the side he could see,” stabled as he was in the Egyptian way, with his face toward the wall. Still unsure what to do, Dorothy had bran mash brought to distract him, but the piebald wanted something else and was so desperate for it that this treat, something that in his long life of Egyptian labor he can never have hoped to taste again, meant nothing to him. This is when Dorothy realized that he was looking for his old friend.

The stables at Brooke Hospital, Cairo. Credit: Searight Collection

“Dorothy had a syce bring over from the “condemned” yard a horse the groom thought might be the piebald’s mate. But it was not. He led several over, each in their turn. None were the mate the piebald was seeking; and it was terrible to watch as he continued to strain to see over his shoulder, stamping and whinnying in agitation. Desperate to fix her mistake, Dorothy asked the stableman to lead the piebald himself over to the condemned yard, to see if he could find his friend himself.

This photograph is one of many that Dorothy took to show the level of degradation of the former war horses and army mules her charity took in. This horse would have been worked in this condition. Credit: Richard Searight Collection

““Anxiously, the old boy shambled across the yard,” Dorothy wrote, “and along two rows of waiting horses . . . until, coming to a miserable old crock, he stopped and nickered softly.”

The piebald and his mate, noses bobbing against the other, had been reunited.

Both horses were taken back to the stable. They were given bran mash, which they ate happily, heads together, tails twitching. Then they were taken out again and euthanized simultaneously.”

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Jordan, one of the handful of former war horses, rescued in Egypt from near death, whom Dorothy was able to heal sufficiently to be returned to England. Credit: Searight Collection

The Lost War Horses of Cairo: The Passion of Dorothy Brooke was published by Allen & Unwin UK on 1 February, 2018.

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Sudden death of star stallion leaves team ‘heartbroken’

Showjumper Chloe Reid has paid tribute to her “partner of a lifetime”.

The 22-year-old rider from the United States announced the sad news that Codarco (Cody) had died on Tuesday (2 February).

An autopsy revealed that he had been suffering from cancer of the abdomen. He had only shown signs of ilness for less than a week.

Cody, an 11-year-old stallion by Darco, finished third in last July’s five-star grand prix in Falsterbo and achieved a double clear for Team USA in the Nations Cup at the same event.

Chloe and Cody also jumped clears in the Nations Cup in Sopot and Wellington in March.

Chloe released an emotive tribute to her star partner and explained that their relationship hadn’t always been plain sailing.

“The day I first sat on you was the worst trial I have ever had,” she said.

“I was so incredibly nervous and intimidated by your power that I couldn’t find a distance. I will never forget how we trotted into the combination and crashed out through the oxer, yet you continued to keep jumping and safely carry me round.

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“While I’ve had numerous riders tell me over the years that they tried and passed on the opportunity to purchase you, I will feel for ever fortunate that you choose me to be your rider. Even though you could have had way more success with any of the more experienced riders, I was the lucky one who got to take you home.

“Thank you for being my partner of a lifetime. You are leaving so many people heartbroken and one little girl who will never forget you.”

Chloe thanked Palm Beach Equine Clinic for the care they gave Cody in his final days, her vet Jack Snyder, her groom, Sigrun Land, and trainer, Markus Berrbaum.

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Meet Digby, the UK’s first guide horse

The UK’s first guide horse has been matched with a partially sighted partner.

American miniature horse Digby will be assisting Blackburn-based Mohammed Salim Patel once he has completed his training.

Mohammed, who has a degenerative visual impairment, has a phobia of dogs and had resigned himself to never having an assistance animal.

However, Digby’s owner and trainer, Katy Smith, introduced him to the idea of a guide horse.

“I’ve always like horses and went riding as a child,” Mohammed told H&H.

“Katy approached me before Digby was born saying she was planning to train a guide horse and I snapped up the offer. I’d love to be the first person to receive a guide horse.

“Digby has a wonderful temperament, he’s up for anything and remains calm and collected.

“At the moment I’m reliant on family and friends, but Digby would alleviate that.”

It is hoped the eight-month-old colt will start his new life with Mohammed in around two years time.

Mohammed is planning to stable Digby in his garden and has a nearby equestrian centre where he can receive a larger turnout area if needed.

Katy is delighted at the bond the pair has struck up during their initial meetings.

“Digby is a little super star,” she told H&H. “I’m really pleased for Mohammed — they already seem to have a connection which is really good.

“He’s taking everything in his stride and has made loads of progress.”

Digby is undergoing a training programme, similar to that of a guide dog, and is currently at the “puppy walking” stage.

He is being familiarised with busy situations and is hoped to carry out all the tasks a guide dog would, such as helping Mohammed cross roads, get to work and visit the shops, as well as providing companionship.

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Katy and Mohammed have been in discussions with Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and the Environment Agency to expand legislation to allow guide horses inside buildings as well as guide dogs.

Digby will wear “thunder pants” when he is working, which collect his manure in a bag for appropriate disposal.

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Puncture wounds in horses: all you need to know

Hind leg injury in field

Far too often, the first sign that you horse has suffered a puncture wound is a swollen, inflamed and infected area, where a puncture has been initially overlooked. This is particularly true of horses’ legs, where infection can spread extensively, and the whole leg may swell.

Look carefully for puncture wounds in any swollen area and when checking your horse over after exercise or turnout. Many are tiny and hard to see. Clues include a trickle of blood or a sensitive spot when you run your hands over the area, which may be combined with localised swelling. If you have a pair of suitable trimmers, carefully clipping the hair away from around the area will make it easier to see what is going on.

Once you have located the injury, bear in mind that small wounds can have serious consequences. The damage caused is dependent on the depth of the wound, how dirty it is and whether any vital structures are involved. A puncture wound can be fatal if it reaches a vital organ such as the brain, chest, abdomen or the inside of the foot.

Many first aid manuals warn you to look out for so-called ‘joint fluid’, an oily, clear to yellow substance, and that if you see this discharging from a wound, a joint could be involved. In reality, a wound is often far too messy to spot this, and many innocent superficial wounds discharge clear or yellow serum, which can appear similar.

Assess the wound to see if it is near a joint or other critical structure, such as the digital tendon sheath behind the pastern. Remember that some joints, such as the elbow, are very large. An injury that seems some distance away from the bending part of the joint may still communicate with it. Equally, infection can spread towards it.

In all cases a vet should be called to assess a puncture wound, or a suspected puncture wound, as it is often more serious that it initially appears and the sooner it receives expert attention, the more likely the horse will be able to make a rapid recovery.

Treatment for puncture wounds in horses

  • Clip the coat and carefully clean around a puncture wound using saline and cotton wool. Do not spray the wound directly with water, or apply any chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide. This could force contamination deeper, making potential infection worse
  • Apply a clean bandage and use a hydrogel on the wound. Your vet may recommend you apply a poultice to draw out any debris
  • Ensure your horse has been vaccinated against tetanus. These wounds provide the ideal environment for the bacteria that cause tetanus to flourish. All horses and ponies should be routinely vaccinated, but if you horse is not protected, they will need to be vaccinated when a wound is discovered

Potential risks of puncture wounds in horses

  • A foreign body could be stuck inside the wound, so ask yourself what could have caused the puncture. Be careful about introducing further infection by probing into the wound – leave this to your vet
  • Is it really a puncture? Two puncture points close together could be a snake bite, while a hole draining pus may be a burst abscess
  • Consider whether your horse is more lame than one would expect for the size of the wound and let the vet know when you speak to them.

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New boss for British equestrianism

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Nick Fellows has been appointed as the new chief executive of the British Equestrian Federation (BEF).

He will take over from interim chief executive Nicki Kavanagh and interim chief operating officer David Ingle on 26 March.

Clare Salmon, the last permanent chief executive, resigned in July 2017, following a year in the role.

Nick is currently the chief executive of the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) and has previously worked with British Shooting and the British Olympic Association.

He is a former head of the Olympic Medical Institute and interim director for Bucks and Milton Keynes County Sports Partnership.

He has also worked as a manager for Newsquest Media Group and as a director of National Sports Medicine Institute.

Nick is currently a director of British Shooting and sits on the board of the English Target Shooting Federation.

Nick said he is “hugely honoured” to take on the position and “can’t wait to get started”.

“The BEF, along with its member bodies, has a great track record of winning medals at major events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and [Britain] is rightly regarded as one of the leading equestrian nations,” he said.

“My experience of working with the World Class programme team at the Olympic Medical Institute has given me some insight into the sport and the various facets it embraces.

“I am looking forward to meeting and understanding the objectives of the wide range of member bodies and the key people throughout the BEF, both staff and athletes, who together deliver the successful outcomes.

“My experience at British Shooting, a similar organisation in many respects, will help me to appreciate the role of the BEF in relation to member bodies.

“[For example] how we may work to best effect to add value, whilst my current role at the CPSA is within a body that’s very similar to many of the BEF’s members.”

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Ed Warner, BEF interim chair, said he is delighted to confirm Nick as the new chief executive.

“His leadership and management experience in both public and private sectors, and work with multi-disciplinary teams across performance and grassroots sport, will further strengthen our organisation as it builds for the future,” he added.

“I would like to thank Nicki and David for supporting the BEF so professionally and enthusiastically since August 2017.”

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What is retirement livery and would it suit me and my horse?

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If your horse is approaching his or her later years or has suffered a career-ending injury, you’ll find you have to make some hard choices. They can’t be ridden anymore, and the hustle and bustle of a busy livery yard may become too stressful for a horse who might have complex medical needs, or struggles to get along in a herd of younger horses. If, like most owners, you don’t have a field out the back of your house where you can peacefully retire your best friend, one option that is growing in popularity is retirement livery.

Oonagh Meyer, head of approvals at the British Horse Society (BHS) says: “These are generally full livery yards, which cater specifically for elderly or retired horses. It can be an expensive option depending upon how the horses are managed.

“Make sure you research and visit any establishment before placing your horse in their care. It can be daunting trusting your horse with someone, and although there are plenty of retirement livery yards around, it is important to know that the standards of care are as high as you expect. That is why the BHS runs its livery yard approval scheme, providing reassurance to horse owners.”

Retirement livery can be cheaper than full livery, depending on where in the country you live, while it’s typically more expensive than DIY due to the care levels provided. Prices average from £40 to £65 per week. The yard typically provides full care, but not facilities humans want like arenas, tack rooms, and warm lounges.

At most retirement livery yards, the horses are turned out in a herd, which is usually quieter and more stable than herds with horses coming and going. Nicky van Dijk, who runs Happy Horse Retirement Home in Brecon, Wales, explains: “The horses are back to nature; back to the herding instinct. They do everything together. A lot come from competition yards where horses are coming and going, but they can relax here because every horse is doing the same thing.”

Horses at Nicky’s yard are out 24/7 in summer and stabled at night in the winter.

She goes on to explain: “When owners bring horses, they ask, can I get my horse in and groom it? I prefer them not too because it causes the other horses to gallop back and forth.”

That’s probably the biggest different between normal full livery and retirement livery: you completely hand over the care of your horse. You can visit the horse, but you might not be allowed to take it out of the field and do what you like with it. Nicky observes: “Choosing retirement livery is an unselfish decision. They’re doing it for the horse.”

Many of the owners live far away. Nicky says she has horses from Dubai, France, and Spain, as well as all over the UK. Cheryl Bray, the owner of a retirement yard in Gloucester, has an owner from the United States

“She may be able to visit in a few years,” Cheryl explains. “She has a pony that’s been a recurrent laminitis sufferer for 10 years. She was going to have him put to sleep to secure a pain free/worry-free future, but then she learned about our place through a friend.”

Because you might live nowhere near the yard, make sure it is trustworthy, providing excellent care. Cheryl tells H&H: “Best advice I can give is to visit the yard, get references and make sure you can visit unannounced.” She adds: “I’ve actually never had a livery owner turn up unannounced, but it is written into the contracts that they can if they want to.”

With geriatric horses and absentee owners, it goes without saying that the yard owner deals with a lot of medical issues and will ultimately be the one who makes the call as to when is the right time to put the horse to sleep. Owners need to be comfortable with that.

Nicky says: “[The yard owner] needs a lot of medical knowledge, like a human care home. We can tell when it’s time to let them go – we know the horses so well. We discuss it with the owner, but it’s our decision as the owner doesn’t see the horse. They are put down here and cremated.”

It seems like a difficult choice, sending your horse to a yard potentially hundreds of miles away and completely entrusting it’s care to someone else. But if it’s a good, conscientious retirement yard, it could be the best thing that happened to your horse.

Rowena Kennedy lives near Glasgow and her ISH gelding, Ollie, sustained a suspensory injury that meant he wasn’t able to do his previous level of work and he wasn’t suitable as a horse that hacks out now and then. The winter turnout at her yard in Scotland was hard on him.

Rowena says: “He got sore as soon as it froze. I chose the place in Devon as I’d been following it on [Facebook] for a couple years… I knew the ground would suit him, they turn them out in herds that suit the horse, boys and girls are separate, and the weather down there is better.”

It wasn’t an easy choice. Rowena reflects: “At first I found it really hard, I was used to him being at the yard. It took me years to decide to send him, but it was the best decision I made. He’s loving it down there.”

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Rider urges others to buy cameras after road incident

A rider whose horse was allegedly hit by a car while she was hacking out with a group from a rescue centre has urged others to use cameras while riding on the road.

Ellie Cogger, a volunteer at Free Rein Horse Rescue, captured footage of the incident in Sussex last Friday (26 January) and police have since confirmed they have served the motorist with a notice of intended prosecution.

Ellie was hacking 11-year-old ex-racehorse Apollo along with a group of four other riders at about 11.30am when she says a driver approached them from behind on a busy stretch of road.

The congested route is one Ellie usually avoids.

“All our horses are bombproof on the roads, however due to poor accessibility to our usual roads because of muddy fields, we had to take the main A265. This is something we hate doing but there is no other way in which we can exercise our horses as we don’t have a school at our yard, so we have no choice but to ride along a short stretch of the main road to get to a quieter area,” Ellie said.

“We are aware that the A265 is a busy road so we trotted round to the high street in an attempt to avoid aggravating any drivers. As we turned the second to last bend, a driver decided that he would try and squeeze past us. However, there were cars parked on the opposite side of the road and oncoming traffic.

“We all slowed our horses due to the volume of traffic in that specific area and I gestured to the driver that he needed to stay back as there was not adequate room for him.”

But Ellie claims the driver ignored her request and was seen to “shake his head”. She alleges he then drove forward into Apollo’s legs in order to push him out of the way.

Ellie claims many of the drivers coming in the opposite direction stopped after seeing the incident

She said Apollo was a “bit tender” after the incident but had no obvious bruising or swelling. The thoroughbred, who won on the track, arrived at the rescue centre following a serious tendon injury.

“I fell head over heels for him when he arrived, he is one of the gentlest horses,” said Ellie. “He works with us in our mission to rehabilitate and rehome horses as he provides comfort for a lot of less-confident horses and our youngsters.

“He was great on the roads beforehand, which was fortunate, but it has knocked his confidence a bit. I’ve only taken him out once since and that was in-hand,” she said. “I was beyond shaken up that it happened to him.”

Ellie added that all the riders were insured and were wearing high-vis at the time and there was nothing they could have done differently.

She said she would urge other road uses to invest in cameras.

“I initially bought a GoPro adapter for my iPhone to record our rides but it proved more than useful in this instance. I would encourage more riders to make this move. Just as I would encourage other road users to install dash cams.

“All road users need to be more considerate of each other.”


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A spokesman for Sussex Police confirmed there had been a number of witnesses to the incident in which a horse appeared to have been nudged by a vehicle.

He said that the driver had been served with a notice of intended prosecution.

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Fernie hunt follower dies in ‘tragic accident’

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The story: “A very atmospheric sunrise looking across the stubble towards the Breidden Hill on the Shropshire/Powys border. It was taken through the ears of my horse Jack on the Tanatside’s first morning out in September” — Laura Hughes

A rider has died in a “tragic accident” while he was out hunting with the Fernie.

The 54-year-old man passed away after a fall from his horse, on land off Mowsely Road, Saddington, on Wednesday this week (31 January).

A statement released for and on behalf of the Fernie read: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that a gentleman died following a fall from his horse in a tragic accident whilst following the Fernie hounds on Wednesday.

“Our sincere condolences are with his family and friends at such a difficult time for them, and we ask that everyone respects their privacy as they overcome such a devastating and early loss.”

The statement said a coroner’s investigation is under way, and that another statement is to be released “in due course”.

It added: “In the mean time, both the hunt and the gentleman’s family would like to extend their immense thanks to the emergency services and others who were present at the accident for all their assistance at the time.”

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: “Police were called to a field just off Mowsley Road, Saddington, at 2.15pm on 31 January, after a man had fallen from a horse and was taken ill.

“The ambulance service attended the incident and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

“Identification of the deceased will be a matter for the coroner.”

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Showjumper dopes rivals’ horses in a bid to get on national team

Two Hungarian showjumpers had their horses doped by a rival rider who wanted to take their place on the team at the European Championships, according to the findings of an FEI tribunal.

In what the FEI branded a “truly exceptional case”, Timpex Bolcsesz, the ride of Gabor Szabo Jr, and Chacco Boy, the ride of Mariann Hugyecz, tested positive for banned sedative acepromazine (ACP) during a three-star World Cup qualifying show in Bratislava, Slovakia (4-6 August 2017).

Both riders had approached the president of the ground jury and requested that the horses be tested after noticing unusual symptoms and spotting needle marks. They also withdrew their rides from the following day’s grand prix.

Witnesses reported having seen Lazlo Toth Jnr — who had been named reserve for the Hungarian’s European squad — leaving the box of Timpex Bolcsesz on 5 August.

A statement from Attila Bor, the groom working for Hungarian rider Gyula Szuhai, also said he saw Toth approaching the box with an “apple and a syringe” in his hand.

Slovakian police were called to the scene by Timpex Bolcsesz’s owner Istvan Tarbaly and a legal complaint was subsequently filed against Toth for foreign property damage.

The rider was also was banned by his national federation, which additionally put in a request to the FEI to consider sanctions against him.

In a letter to the tribunal, the Hungarian federation said: “[We] believe that the entrance of Laszlo Toth Jr to the box of Timpex Bolcsesz is highly likely to be in connection with the unwellness of the horse (the behaviour of which has been recorded on camera) and the positive test result.

“In the case of Chacco Boy, traces of injection use were been found on the skin of the horse which had also been recorded and documented with clinical and ultrasonic examination.”

In addition, they asked that Hugyecz and Gabor Jnr be “exempt from the consequences of the case”.

“We believe [they] had not committed a violation and despite their effort to discover the truth [they] became victims of the case,” it continued.

The FEI panel concluded that there was a “very plausible explanation” as to how the drugs entered the horses’ systems, given the evidence that the animals had been sabotaged.

As a result, they found that the “persons responsible” [Gabor Jnr and Hugyecz] were not to blame for the doping rule violations.

While they did not face a ban or fine, their horses’ results from earlier in the show were stripped and the riders still faced legal costs.

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“The FEI accepts that the circumstances of the case were truly exceptional on the basis that the presence of the controlled substances in the horses’ samples were most likely due to sabotage of Mr Laszlo Toth,” the FEI statement concluded. “The Hungarian federation has already opened proceedings against Mr Laszlo Toth and suspended him from activity.

“As the fifth rider of the national team it is also highly likely that Mr Laszlo Toth has sabotaged for the persons responsible and their horses, in order to be able to compete at the European Championships.”

The FEI said the Hungarian federation is pursuing action against Toth and once there is a finding, it will decide whether to take action and has reserved the right to do so.

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Event Rider Masters expands into Belgium but loses two British venues

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The Event Rider Masters (ERM) is back for 2018 and the £350,000 competition series has expanded to Belgium.

This year there will be six legs, in which the world’s leading event riders and horses will compete in a shortened television-friendly CIC3* format.

The 2018 series will not feature legs at Blenheim or Gatcombe, but will be introduced to Concours Complet d’Arville in Belguim.

Britain’s Gemma Tattersall was the 2017 ERM champion with wins at Chatsworth and Gatcombe Park.

“I enjoyed the pressure of the 2017 series and cannot wait to set my season around the 2018 series with my team of horses,” she said.

“The new event at Arville will be a challenge and the even mix between UK and Europe will definitely increase the international competition within the series. I cannot wait!”

ERM legs will run at the following events:

  • Chatsworth International Horse Trials, Derbyshire, 12 – 13 May
  • Internationales Wiesbadener Pfingstturnier, Germany, 18 – 19 May
  • Concours Complet d’Arville, Belguim, 23 – 24 June
  • Barbury Castle International Horse Trials, Wiltshire, 7 – 8 July
  • Haras de Jardy Eventing Show, France, 14 – 15 July
  • Series finale at Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Perthshire, 25 – 26August

Coverage will include live competition data and footage available via Facebook Live and YouTube.

It is also available to view free by anyone in the world at

ERM’s sponsor SAP is working alongside the team to develop more audience engagement technologies as the year progresses.

“The 2018 series marks an exciting progression for ERM,” said ERM chief executive Chris Stone.

“Not only are we building on the eventing showcase the series has developed, but we are planning to introduce even more technology with SAP to push the boundaries of our sport’s presentation.

“The expansion into mainland Europe with the addition of Arville embraces the truly global nature of eventing and will definitely make the competition more intense. It is a privilege to introduce ERM to the Belgian eventing audience.”

Mr Stone said ERM will provide eventing fans a way of seeing star riders prepare for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon in September.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the countless volunteers, officials, owners, fans, grooms, athletes, venues and the ERM team who make the series possible,” he said.

“2018 is going to be a very exciting year and we cannot wait for the series to begin at Chatsworth.”

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Arville event organiser Barbara de Liedekerke said her team was “thrilled” to become a part of the series and host the first Belgian ERM leg.

“Eventing in Belgium is a growing sport and we are excited to bring this great series together with ERM to the Belgian fans,” she said.

Henrike Paetz of SAP added that the innovations it is creating with ERM are an “exciting way to bring fans and media closer to the sport”.

To find out more about the 2018 series, and why it won’t be held at Blenheim or Gatcombe this year, in this week’s H&H magazine, out today (Thursday, 2 February, 2018)

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