EQUUS ARE EXPANDING IN 2019

Since the launch of Equus in the 1990’s the company has built an enviable reputation as being the leading Country & Equestrian Property specialists for the South East region concentrating entirely on selling houses, cottages and farms with 1 acre or more and...


RIBA GRAND DESIGNS HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2018

A Stunning Lochside retreat in the Scottish Highlands has been named UK’s best new home as winner of RIBA Grand Designs House Of The Year 2018. The house was designed by Haysom Ward Miller Architects and comprises of three finely-crafted buildings huddled together and clad...


TIM STOCKDALE, SHOW JUMPER, TRAINER, COMMENTATOR - DIES

Tim Stockdale the popular showjumper, trainer, commentator and television personality has died after a short fight against cancer. He was 54. Thousands of heartfelt tributes have been sent from across the equestrian world and on social media to the man described variously as a...


RECIPE – APPLES, PHEASANT BREAST WITH CREAM

Well you wouldn’t think what with the unusual warm and sunny weather we have had this October and even into November, that it was apples and pheasants on the menu time, more like ‘chicken salad pool side!’. I live near some apple orchards and this year they...


SLOE GIN – a waste of good Gin or not?

I haven’t made Sloe Gin for some years (always thought it was a waste of a good drink in the first place) and what with the current craze for Gin across the UK, I thought never the less it was time I made some for Christmas/New Year. The first thing was I found the best...


OWNING A PROPERTY OVERSEAS & TAX LIABILITIES

Many UK rsidents are living abroad or have a holiday home overseas- what does this mean for the the beneficeries when they die? CRIPPS LLP - Business, corporate and personal legal services. Experts in commercial property, corporate transactions, will and estate disputes...


THE PLIGHT OF A SMALLHOLDING FARMER

West Sussex smallholder is disappointed after being turned down for the fifteenth time FOR A SUITABLE TENANACY ARTICLE WRITTEN by John Harvey FROM SOUTH EAST FARMER “I was very angry but I have calmed down a bit now,” said Mr Moss, who runs a 25 acre smallholding at...


Keeping your horse COOL in the HEAT

This 2018 Summer may be the hottest on record and it does'nt appear to be letting up! The searing heat can be dangerous for horses, resulting in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise even in the UK where we have had some very hot days. Severe heat stress can Cause...


BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS May 2nd - 6th 2018

It’s that time of year again for the annual equestrian pilgrimage to Gloucestershire as the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton horse trials takes place between 2-6 May and the expectations of this year’s event is that it is likely to be a classic as former winning...


TRANSPORTING HORSES OVERSEAS - WHAT IT ENTAILS

We asked a well known horse transporter to write an article about transporting horses across the Europe and this is what they wrote; RELOCATING abroad with your herd?  http://www.locltd.com/ How do you manage the process of taking your horses with you? They’re part...


PET KILLERS – DON’T LET YOUR DOG or CAT BECOME A VICTIM

BEWARE OF THE DANGERS HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT! Part of owning pets is knowing how to keep them safe and most of us consider our home to be the safest place for them - but beware! There are many toxic items around the house (especially at Christmas and Birthday parties for example...


THE IDEAL HOME SHOW OLYMPIA - 17 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2018

For the latest in Property Renovation and interior design ideas you’ll find it all under one roof at this award-winning show . If you have a property with land and are thinking of visiting The Ideal Home Show You may also be interested to read some home improvement ideas...


FIVE USEFUL TIPS TO STAY SANE IN THE WINTER & RAIN

When the rain is driving down and you’re sliding through mud to catch your horse who is wearing a drenched turnout rug, it’s very easy to question why it was such a good idea to own a horse at all! Here are five useful tips for staying sane and trying to make...


EQUINE MUD FEVER – HOW TO TRY & DEAL WITH IT

At this time of year we are all struggling with the weather, constant rain and wind, making our lives in the equine world challenging to say the least! Most horse owners groan if you mention the dreaded words “mud fever” and here are some useful Do’s & Don&...


RUGBY'S GREATEST CHAMPIONSHIP - SIX NATIONS FIXTURES LIST 2018

It comes around quickly thankfully and it’s never without drama! Rugby's Greatest Championship will take starting on Saturday 3rd February and finishing with 'Super Saturday' on March 17. It seems there are a lot of equestrian orientated families who also follow rugby as...