Appeal After Horse Worked to Death at Appleby Fair

The RSPCA is appealing for any information after a horse was worked to death at this year’s Appleby Horse Fair. The stallion – a three-year-old skewbald trotter, 14hh – collapsed at Jubilee Bridge at around 3pm on Wednesday 5th June. RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “The horse’s temperature was very high, and he was covered in…

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Mounted Volunteer visits School with Rural Crime Team

On Tuesday 7th May one of the Mounted volunteers with Cumbria Police, Heather with her horse Marchie visited Great Asby Primary School along with the forces Rural Crime Team. This was a chance for the children to talk about what they think rural crime is and to talk about the work the team, mounted and…

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Leicestershire Police Relaunch Operation Snaffle

Last month saw the relaunch of Op Snaffle, the Leicestershire Police Rural Crime Teams response to improving the safety of vulnerable road users, specifically horse riders in the Leicestershire area. Our first Op was in the North West Leicestershire Police area of Long Whatton and we’re pleased to report on a whole the majority of…

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Appeal for Information Following Redwings Ada Cole in Essex Being Burgled

The Redwings Ada Cole visitor centre in Essex was broken into on Tuesday evening (21st May). Three people were caught on CCTV just after 10.50pm. They then left the site and returned again at 11.30pm where they then broke into the visitor centre. Till drawers were removed and staff lockers were all opened with damage…

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Strangles Awareness Week – 6th to 12th May 2024

Strangles is a serious equine disease, endemic in the UK horse population. The focus for Strangles Awareness Week in 2024 is about empowering horse owners to take proactive measures in disease prevention, supported by equine charities. By making a few changes to existing horse care can make a real impact on the spread of disease.…

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Two Ponies Stolen in Kent

Two ponies have been reported stolen from a field off Lilliechurch Road, Cliffe Woods, Rochester, ME3 7HW, next to the B2000. The chestnut pony is elderly and on medication. Date believed to be 2nd May, 2024. If you have any information that could assist the police with their inquiries please call 101, ask for KENT…

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Horse Trailer Stolen in Hampshire

Ifor Williams horse trailer stolen between 1100 and 1900 hrs on 9th April, 2024, from a private field in Ridge Lane, Romsey Hants. Please report any sightings to Hampshire Police on 101 quoting reference : RMS 44240149095. For advice on horse trailer security please see the advice section on the Operation Gallop website – www.operationgallop.org.uk.

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