The BBC's Country File visits Stallion AI in Whitchurch, Shrosphire to feature the work done by Tullis Matson and his Team in the preservation of Rare Breeds by freezing semen. They featured a stunning Hackney Stallion from the Halloughton Stud . The programme showed the new specially designed stallion unit supplied by Monarch Equestrian. The Monarch design team worked with Tullis to build this uniuqe stallion unit in time for this years stud season. The unit provides roomy, airy boxes, that provide the necessary privacy for each stallion with labour saving features such as swivel managers and aisle filling hay racks make life a little easier for staff in busy periods. 24 hr CCTV means Stallion owners can view their stallions at anytime from anywhere in the world.
This year the demonstration area at BETA International at the NEC Birmingham hosted a range of interesting product demonstrations throughout the 3 days .Once again Monarch Equestrian provided the stables for the demonstration horses and the backdrop to the presentation held on Tuesday by the World Horse Welfare .
Roly Owers, Chief Executive explained the charity's rehoming system ,and four of the ponies that had been rehomed appeared, all of whom seems to enjoy the outing and were very well behaved! One pony had recently come back to be found a new home after the current rider had out grown her, so she will now be looking for somewhere she can continue to enjoy life as a true all rounder. Claire King ( Emmerdale star) also appeared as one of the WHW patrons and explained how she became involved with their work.www.worldhorsewelfare.com
Other demonstrations and appearnces included Charlotte Dujardin and Elle Harrison (Countryfile presenter) continued throughout the three days.
Leahurst Large Animal Hospital has been host to the popular Channel 5 programmes Rolf's Animal Clinic.
The programme gave us an insight into the working of the impressive new department in the Equine Section at Leahurst that has been fitted out with new Monarch Stables, especially designed for the needs of the special care residents. The new department compliments the existing Monarch stables on the External yard and provides an ideal place for examinations prior to treatment as well as roomy boxes for recovery.The programmes traces the progress of a number of the horses brought into the hospital for treatment as well as animals from different parts of the Hospital .
The series can be accessed on Demand 5 for free if you want another look!
The Ebony Horse Club in Brixton are celebrating their 1st year in the new purpose built Equestrian Centre, which has enabled the young people of Lambeth to have th opportunity to ride. The Charity was set up in 2006 but until a year ago the young people had to be driven to other Riding centres in London, now they have there own base enabling many more people to have the opportunity to ride.
Monarch Stable Doors at Ebony Riding Club
We hope that they are enjoying the Summer Holidays at the stables and also watching the other Equestrian activity in Greenwich Park at the Olympics, Team GB will certainly be inspiring many young people to take up riding in the future.
This year they are also the Charity of the Year at The Olympia Horse Show in December, they will be manning the bag drop so please support them and let them look after your shopping while you enjoy the action. www.olympiahorseshow.com
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Monarch Equestrian are proud to have been chosen to build the stables that will form part of the Olympic Legacy at Greenwich. The Monarch Barn at Shooters Hill Road houses 20 stables and will be used for local people after the games.
Despite the poor weather conditions Monarch were able to get the Barn up on schedule, with the remainder of the site being completed after the Games.
The Monarch Barn nearing completion.
The Monarch Barn and the rest of the Equestrian Centre has been jointly funded by Hadlow College who will be running the centre in conjunction with their Equestrian Department, together with Greenwich Council and the ODA and LOCOG.
We are looking forward to seeing the whole project completed and in use for the local people of Greenwich, hopefully many will have been inspired by the excellent job our Eventing Team did gaining a silver medal.
Check back and we hope to have further photos when the site has been completed in September.
Competitors at Hartpury Premier League braved the elements to compete in the Monarch EquestrianCDI 3* Prix St George . The class was eventually won by Carl Hester riding Dancing with Wolves owned by Ann Gregory on an impressive score of 75.6% , 2nd and 3rd was a battle between brother and sister Michael and Maria Eilberg with only 0.08 % between them Michael took the honours with 69.84% riding his fathers Torino with Maria on 69.76 % riding C.Andersons U Rockstar.
The class was judged by an international panel from Germany , the Netherlands , Denmark and two British Judges.
Trevor Holliday M.D at Monarch Equestrian who presented the prizes, commented it was a very enjoyable class to watch and it was good to see a number of our customers competing in the class too.