Thursday, January 29, 2009

Exciting news! The Frogpool Sale starts on Thursday 5th February. Below is a taster of whats on offer. Or go to their website for more information

Sale starts 9.30am Thursday 5 February 2009
R.R.P. £
Albion GP Ultima Brown 18MW £1250 £599 1
Albion GP Ultima Brown 17NM £1250 £599 1
Albion K2 VSD (Mark on Flap) Black 17.5 MW 995 499 1
Bates Caprilli GP ADJ Black 19 950 450 1
Collegiate Protégé Show Saddle Black 15M 499 299 1
Collegiate Protégé Show Saddle Black 15W 499 299 1
Collegiate Protégé Show Saddle Black 16M 499 299 1
Collegiate Protégé Show Saddle Black 16W 499 299 1
Collegiate Protégé Show Saddle Havana 15M 499 299 1
Collegiate Protégé Show Saddle Havana 15W 499 299 1
Collegiate Protégé Show Saddle Havana 16W 499 299 1
Collegiate Protégé Show Saddle Havana 16M 499 299 1
Collegiate Undergraduate Pony Black 16M 599 299 1
Collegiate Undergraduate Pony Black 16W 599 299 1
Collegiate Undergraduate Pony Brown 15M 599 299 1
ERSC Competition Event Black 18M 795 250 1
ERSC Event VSD Havana 18 M 795 250 1
GFS Elite GP Black 17.5MW 785 250 1
GFS Pro Jump Black 18.5MN 730 299 1
Ideal Grandee GP Jump Black 17MN 855 399 1
Ideal Int Event (SQ Cantle) Buffalo 17M 899 399 1
Ideal Jessica Havana 17W 860 450 1
Ideal Jessica Suede Seat Black 17W 825 450 1
Ideal VSD Event Havana 17.5M 775 350 1
Jeffries Falcon Osprey Havana 18M 950 425 1
Jeffries Falcon Osprey GP Black 18W 950 425 1
John Whitaker Doppiata Burgundy 18/32 1395 699 1
Kieffer Aachen GP Black 18 950 499 1
Kieffer Kiel Dressage Brown

Lister Laser II 299.99 269.99 5
Lister Liberty 309.99 278.99 6
Lister Neon 239.99 119.99 1
½ price!
Lister Star 224.99 202.50 10
Lister Star Centenary Pack 234.99 211.50 8
Liveryman Bronco 361.50 289.20 6
Liveryman Filly 310.99 248.80 5
Liveryman Harmony 169.99 152.99 1

Friday, January 16, 2009

Spinal Research launches the Stand and Be Counted appeal

Leading international charity Spinal Research is delighted to announce the launch of a new awareness appeal titled ‘Stand and Be Counted’. Fronting the appeal is top event rider Claire Lomas who was tragically paralysed following a fall at the Osberton Horse Trials in 2007. The appeal is to raise awareness of the risk of spinal injury in horse riding; to highlight the importance of the work the charity is doing and how people can raise funds or make donations.
The BEF (British Equestrian Federation) and a number of Britain’s top riders from all disciplines have pledged their support to Spinal Research and the launch of this appeal. Several of the riders have experienced falls resulting in serious injury so understand first hand the importance of the charity’s ground breaking research. The ultimate aim is to get people like Claire walking again and back on their horses, whilst along the way providing those suffering spinal cord injury with hope for the future. To mark this fantastic pledge, Spinal Research has produced an amazing photographic image for the Stand and Be Counted campaign featuring the supporting riders including Mary King, Ellen Whitaker, Ben Maher, Ginny Elliot MBE and Andrew Gould.Over 800 people a year are paralysed in the UK and too many of these are from horse riding accidents. Paralysis does not only mean being unable to walk, but depending on the part of the spinal cord that is injured it can cause loss of movement in arms and hands, the inability to breathe on your own and perhaps the worst of all, the loss of independence. Isabel Robinson, Specialist Fundraiser at Spinal Research said “We are so thankful to all the professional riders that are supporting us. Horse riding is such great fun but it also carries a massive risk factor. We are asking the equestrian community to support us in raising money by running an event or show, or by making a donation. This will help us to continue with our vitally important research, and one day I hope we will find a cure for paralysis and enable people to have their independence back.” Ginny Elliot MBE is Spinal Research’s patron, she commented “ I am incredibly passionate about this charity; spinal cord injury could happen to any one of us who sits on a horse, it is not only confined to three day eventing, many accidents happen whilst schooling or out hacking and I am keen to raise awareness across the entire equestrian community”. For further information on donating or organising an event please contact Isabel on 01483 898786 or e-mail

Monday, January 05, 2009

Video: Horsemart visits Sasha Pemble at Paddock Wood, Kent

Firstly we'd like to wish all our visitors and blog readers a very happy New Year!

For our first blog post of 2009, we bring you a video from a visit we made to International Rider Sasha Pemble just before Christmas. Sasha is working at a newly-built yard in Paddock Wood, Kent.

Sasha is available for training - for details, call 07711180519.