Equine herpes virus outbreak, competition centre praised for its actions.

Horse with equine herpes virus

Owners have been urged to be aware and a competition centre and livery yard praised for its actions following an equine herpes virus (EHV-1) outbreak. Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre, Hampshire, announced via a post on its Facebook page yesterday (8 January) that positive cases of the virus had been diagnosed on the yard. Click here […]

AGMA Races at Sedgefield Boxing Day 2019

Racehorse jockeys jumping over jump fence with AGMA sponsors

Stablemate by AGMA sponsored two races in the Boxing Day Meeting at Sedgefield. Here are the two winners of our races and a photograph of the runners approaching the AGMA fence.  

AGMA sponsored jockey 2019 ARO Champion

Jockey Alex Chadwick, holding 2019 ARO Champion Jockey’s trophy with AGMA team

Seated here front right holding his 2019 ARO Champion Jockey’s trophy is our AGMA sponsored jockey 24yr old Alex Chadwick. Alex, now an integral part of the James Owen Racing team joined the Newmarket-based stable earlier this year. Prior to this he had a brief spell as a conditional jockey in Scotland, returning to the […]

We’ve now officially got wheels!

HGV practical driving test certifcate

So the last few months have been super hectic with work, learning to drive the lorry and competing Merlin. In October we headed up to the west coast of Scotland to content the Area Festival Semi Finals. Merlin had never been to a stay away show before, or a major championship venue like Morris before. […]

‘We must pull together’ to beat EQUINE FLU as outbreak roars on unabated

Owner testing horse for equine flu with cotton swab

The equine flu outbreak shows no sign of abating – and the number of cases is likely to rise as the competition season continues, experts have warned. The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is continuing to confirm cases of the virus, with 21 so far diagnosed this month, following 12 in April. Last week, 15 cases were […]

Macys Top Tips For A Non Loader

Woman loading a horse into a horse box

If you have a horse that will not load into a horse box here are my tips to overcome the issue. 1. Groundwork is key- try getting the horse to work through a tunnel of poles- backwards too 😳. Then try waking over wooden sheets so they get used to the noise. 2. I use […]

Meet Alfie!

Horse sitting in field.

Hi all – let me introduce myself. My name is Alfie Ovall and I live in a small village in Hampshire. I’m 9 years old and due to a few medical conditions have been retired (yah!) by Holly my vet.  My best friend is called Jasper who I share my paddock with and every morning […]

Future Plans

A horse and her foal being walked through stables by owners.

Jewelled and her new Ruler of the World filly load up for her assignation with Danon Ballade, where Cushat Law will follow shortly. We are experimenting a little by introducing this Japanese bloodline but we can take this slightly non commercial approach. It will be very interesting to see what we get. Both Garrison Law […]