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Christine Hirlehey

Christine Hirlehey is the co-founder of Horsey Hooves. She has also been the owner Willowbrook Riding Centre since 1989, an Associated of British Riding Schools (ABRS) approved horse riding school licensed by Chichester District Council.

Christine is a qualified horse riding instructor with a BHS Horse Mastership accreditation that she achieved in 1981 while training at South Weylands Equestrian Centre in Surrey.

She has won numerous horse riding awards and competed for over 20 years in ridden Arabian showing classes on her purebred Arabian, Double Magic. Her most notable competition win was the Ridden Arabian Horse Showing class at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1998.

As well as general day to day tasks of running her horse riding school, she continues to ride and train horses regularly. She can also be found at various horse shows and events in the UK.

Labrador Adopts Miniature Horse After Birth Mum Rejects Her

It’s hard to imagine that anyone could reject a tiny baby animal but that’s exactly what happened to Chanel, the dwarf horse. The miniature animal was rejected by her mother at birth, leaving her life hanging in the balance. Disabled and without a mother to nurture her, the odds weren’t looking good for Chanel but …

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Calypso, Oldest Horse in Australia Dies Aged 50

The oldest living horse in Australia, a gelding called Calypso, has died at the ripe old age of 50. Almost double the average horse lifespan, Calypso had a few age-related ailments, but his death came as a surprise. Calypso lived on the Gold Coast and there was a big party to celebrate his 50th birthday …

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Akhal-Teke Horse Breed Origin, Characteristics and Uses

The Akhal-Teke horse breed is one of the oldest in the world. Coming from Turkmenistan, this breed is popular for its athleticism and exotic beauty. The Akhal-Teke is remarkable for its endurance and hardiness. Akhal-Teke Stats Height: 14.2 – 16 hh Color: bay, black, chestnut and grey. Cream dilutions are very popular, overall solid colors. …

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Quarter Horse Breed Origin, Characteristics and Uses

The American Quarter Horse breed is the most popular and numerous in the world today. It traces its origins to the colonization of the United States, as far back as the 17th century. The Quarter Horse Breed The product of native horses and Thoroughbreds, the Quarter Horse breed owes much to the latter, even today. …

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Knabstrupper Horse Breed History, Characteristics & Uses

Beautiful and exotic, the Knabstrupper horse breed has a different sort of appeal. These horses are popular for their striking spotted coat, but there is a lot more about this breed that meets the eye. The Knabstrupper Horse Breed The Knabstrupper horse breed has one of the oldest registries in Europe, set in 1812. Spotted …

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Clydesdale Horse Breed Information and Facts

These horses are the famous protagonists of the Budweiser Clydesdale commercials, especially popular during the Super Bowl. But there is more about and around the Clydesdale horse breed than meets the eye. The Clydesdale Horse Breed The Clydesdale is one of the biggest draft horse breeds. Bred in the region of Clydesdale, Scotland (today’s Lanarkshire), …

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Lipizzan Horse Breed Information and Facts

The Lipizzan horse breed is one of the most well-known in the world. Although it faced the risk of extinction many times, these royal horses managed to survive through war to still impress at the highest levels of dressage in the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. The Lipizzan Horse Breed The Lipizzan (sometimes Lipizzaner) is …

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Rocky Mountain Horse Breed Information & Facts

The Rocky Mountain Horse breed is popular for its beautiful chocolate-colored coat and flaxen mane and tail, but there’s more to this breed than their looks. These gentle animals are excellent trail horses and rides for the elderly and the disabled. The Rocky Mountain Horse Breed Among horse breeds, the Rocky Mountain Horse breed might …

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Horse Boarding – The Extreme Equestrian Sport You Need To Know About!

You’ve probably seen videos circulating online of people riding mountain boards whilst being towed by horses. If not, then you need to hear about this up-and-coming equestrian sport called Horse Boarding. Brothers Daniel Fowler-Prime and Tom Kilroy are the founders of the sport of horse boarding in the UK and it’s getting more popular year …

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Meet Big Jake, the World’s Tallest Horse

Big Jake, the now 19-year-old Belgian gelding who was crowned the world’s tallest horse by the Guinness World Records in 2010. Big Jake stands at 20 hands 2¾ inches (210.2cm tall or 82.75 in). Big Jake took over the record of the tallest living horse from Remington, a Clydesdale horse who measured 20 hands (203.2 …

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Disney Horses Quiz

Disney Movies are some of the most memorable movies of all time and they’ve been featuring horses prominently throughout. Horses have featured in some of the biggest Disney films, including; Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Toy Story 2 and 3, Cinderella, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and Frozen. Also, read our Disney …

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