BELOW IS A STOCK IMAGE, NOT CHARLIE                         We have had a plea from a lady now returned to Scotland trying to find her black approx 15.2 Fell pony called Charlie. He was passported as Barnshill Charlie. Charlie was was at a Centre Equestre, in Louesme after she was hospitalised when her husband died, a few...
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                          Quick blog which is basically a link to Horsetalk NZ. Excellent news regarding the Arabian Society in France taking a high profile Anti-doping stance.Well worth a read! http://horsetalk.co.nz/2015/03/22/france-pushes-anti-doping-dubai-horse-fair/ Unfortunately, the Dubai Horse Fair seemed to find their...
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                  Our little Ebony is sadly looking for a new home. She has been an ERF equine most of her life. We got her and her mother Ruby, from whom she was still suckling as a yearling, in 2008.  She was a bit of a wild child, but soon came around. Unfortunately her initial adopters moved to Spain, and given the welfare climate there for...
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Enduring Suspension

                    At long last the FEI has finally acted in light of the appalling welfare record and race forging that has been going on in the Group VII countries. The photo of the grey horse below is one of many all over the internet – this horse is Aquiledes des Timote, Dubai Endurance Stables, trainer Hasan Ahmed Al...
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                          Thank you everyone for your interest, we have now found these boys a home!! Titos (his story here – http://www.equinerescuefrance.org/titos/ )and Teddy are both looking for new homes. This is their most recent blog here...
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Sunshine after the Rain

                    Just grabbing the opportunity for a gratuitous pic fest of Corran Ard and Accord today in the field. They ignored me at first, because it was way too early for food, but Accord was the more curious so he turned first. (Bit like the Voice!)                     So then Corrie...
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Endurance FEI Changes

                At last the FEI has been forced to act in the Group 7 countries after the recent horrific images and videos emerged from the Al Reef Cup. Below are stills from videos of horses setting out from the last gate in the Al Reef Cup. When clearly reluctant horses need to be chased by groups of men waving their arms and ropes to force them to...
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                          Last week we took the saddest of decisions to let the gentle Leo take his final journey. He came to me with a dreadful injury in early 2009, and was so brave whilst I did all sorts of treatments to try and heal him. His story is here: http://www.equinerescuefrance.org/erf-equines/2010-2/leon/ We went...
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We have up for loan Accord, a lovely chestnut gelding who is 11 this year. He’s by Neptune D’Alary (AA) out of the German mare Ariane (Trakehner). He is fully papered in France. Unfortunately the circumstances of Accord’s current guardians have changed suddenly and dramatically and they had to give up all the horses they had from us. It’s been very emotional for all...
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Nieuws en beelden betreffende onaanvaardbare mishandeling is naar buiten gekomen uit de Al Reef Cup, een CEN wedstrijd (nationale endurance wedstrijd) verreden over 120km Abu Dhabi.Om te beginnen, hier is de uitslagenlijst waarin tevens de diskwalificaties en terugtrekkingen zichtbaar zijn. Honderd paarden kwamen aan de start, en slechts dertig haalden de finish wat betekend dat 70% van de...
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News and footage of unacceptable abuse has been filtering through from the Al Reef Cup – a CEN 120 Km Endurance Ride in Abu Dhabi. For starters, here’s the E, R, and Dsq list. One hundred started, only thirty finished, so 70% didn’t manage to complete. Scroll down to the charts at the bottom of the list link to see the numbers breakdown more...
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Our lovely Grace has found a fabulous home, in a quiet hamlet surrounded by forest. She is going to have her education furthered, and will be started riding and possibly taught to do some logging, which she would excel at! She travelled and settled no bother, although her first encounter with one of her new field mates made us smile! Don’t think she’s encountered a short-necked...
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Goodnight, Knaven.

Tonight, we say a very sad goodbye to the big gentle giant that is Knaven. Knaven was put into the care of ERF six years ago, along with his companions Molly and Merlin, when his owner’s circumstances changed dramatically and she could no longer look after them. Knaven had been taken out of the meat chain from a market in the UK by his previous owner, and she was distraught at the thought...
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Our gorgeous Grace is looking for some new people. Her current fosters can’t put electric fencing round the field that she’s in, and like all smart horses, Grace figured out that she can get through the netting by stepping over it. Because of that, we are desperately looking for someone with electric fencing (which she respects) not too close to a road. She has been long-lined and...
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Enduring Disregard

                After the global outcry about the equine abuse witnessed at Compiègne (as detailed in the previous two blogs) five attending French vets wrote an open letter to the FEI stating their fears about the direction the sport of Endurance has taken. The Group 7 countries (Middle East), who appear to have winning at any cost (financial or equine)...
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