Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by Heather Dodd
Baskerville Horgan & Partners is Hampden Veterinary Hospital’s Equine Practice. Established over 40 years, it is based out of their purpose equipped and impressive looking Barrettstown Equine Clinic just outside of Aylesbury, with its paddock, indoor school and ménage.
The Practice’s 8 very experienced equine vets, supported by their nursing and support staff, ensures they are able to provide the full range of equine veterinary services personalised to your specific requirements. They are also very experienced horse riders themselves, so understand the needs of today’s serious competition rider through to the recreational rider.
Routine preventive health care is made very affordable through their discounted Equine Healthcare Plan where the cost is spread over 12 months, discounted Dental Care packages and their very popular genuine Free vaccination visit days.
A recent independent customer survey found that 98% of customers would recommend the Practice to family and friends and saw them as very good to excellent value for money.
To find out more call 01296 745 374 or visit: www.hampdenvets.co.uk
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 by Heather Dodd
Recently the Nancarrow Appaloosa Stud based in Wing, Buckinghamshire, held its annual show in aid of The Rowan Varey Memorial Trust Fund which commemorates a very brave young girl who died at the age of 13.
Rowan was diagnosed with Leukaemia aged 3 and battled to beat the disease but unfortunately the drugs needed damaged her lungs. Over the next few years whilst Rowan was learning to ride her lungs gradually deteriorated until eventually she had to have a wheel chair and a constant supply of oxygen. A heart and lung transplant was to follow and all seemed to be well for a while until the week before Christmas 2001 when Rowan was rushed into Great Ormond Street and sadly died shortly after New Year.
The shows and events run by Stud owner Jan Weekes have raised £1000s for the Fund. The monies raised helps support a girls’ school in Uganda having helped build a dormitory and kitchen along with a supply of pencils and writing books.
The In Hand Show and Clear Round has become a fixed date in the calendar for all the stud’s liveries, current and past, being run informally and attracting those who don’t normally visit the show ring.
The classes ranged from Best Turned Out and Best Coloured which were won by Kelly Gyenes with Bunny. Young handler was taken by Maisie Hill with Poppy. The overall champion on the day was Michelle Foreman with her 20 year old mare Kiri (pictured above).
The Clear Round was well supported again giving those not usually in the jumping ring a chance to have a go, along with some of the yard dogs including the smallest of the lot, Mable the Chihuahua.
The total raised at this year’s event was in excess of £800.
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