Archive for the ‘Horseracing’ Category

The Grand National – Part of British Culture!

My personal memories of horse racing go back to the 1980s, where we would visit my elderly grandfather in the West Heath area of Birmingham. Jim was originally from Dublin Ireland and was an avid horse racing fan. He literally lived his life for his main hobby which was nipping down to the bookies to place […]

New Irish Horseracing Distribution Deal‏

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) and Satellite Information Services (SIS) have today announced that they have reached agreement on a five year extension (up to the end of 2023) to their current contract for the distribution of live pictures and data of Irish horse racing to Licensed Betting Offices (LBO) […]

British Horseracing Overcomes the Hurdle of Recession

According to Horseracing, a new Market Report from market intelligence provider Key Note, the British horseracing industry was estimated to have performed fairly strongly in 2014, with the total turnover of racehorse owners in Britain estimated to have increased by 11.1%, alongside a 7.9% increase in total prize money distributions. While the performance of horseracing […]


The world’s oldest and most famous equestrian academy celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. Considered Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO since 2010, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna continues to delight both connoisseurs and newcomers to horsemanship almost half a millennium since its foundation in 1565. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the Spanish Riding School […]

How To Really Care For Your Horse’s Needs

Most horse owners will tell you that they take care of their animal to the best of their ability; but how many actually do? Particularly in competitive riding, ribbons and accolades at the Horse of The Year Show seem to prioritised above the horse’s actual health and welfare. It goes without saying that this attitude […]

Outdoor Pursuits Equipment & Clothing

If you love outdoor pursuits and also love sport then it’s likely you will be familiar with the winter an how the cold can affect you when you’re out either participating outdoor sports or even just as a spectator. Outdoor recreation or outdoor sports activity is leisure pursuits engaged in outside. Examples of these include […]

Equestrianism and Sport

In the UK, equestrianism covers a wide variety of horse riding and one of the most popular areas of equestrianism is through sport. Using horses in sport or as part of sport in the UK dates back hundreds of years, from dueling and racing, to horse riding during hunting. The main sports in which a […]