Shire horse from Bath set to be honoured at Animal Hero Awards 2018

A Shire horse from Bath who saved a dying mate who was about to be put down due to equine colic will receive an Animal Hero Award tonight at a star-studded ceremony in London.

Beau managed to revive mare Beatrice after rescuers had struggled for six hours.

The awards celebrate the best examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world.

The Mirror has joined forces with the innovative pet food, treats and toys brand, Webbox and the UK’s leading animal welfare charity, the RSPCA, to pick the most inspiring animals along with the individuals and teams who have shown outstanding commitment to improving their lives.

Farmers Donald MacIntyre and his wife Jane Lipington feared the worst when they found mare Beatrice prostrate in her stable in Bath, with severe abdominal pain due to equine colic.

Brits wipe out top ten at Burghley Horse Trials 2018

A strong British contingent, including world number one Oliver Townend, made the most of home advantage as they dominated the top ten at the Burghley Horse Trials.
Townend came up agonisingly short of defending his Burghley title – riding last year’s winner Ballaghmor Class, he was beaten by New Zealand’s Tim Price to come second.

After his victory at Burghley in 2017, the 35-year-old has now finished first, first, second and second in his last four four-star events – a remarkable hot streak.

Townend was full of praise for the victor as well as his own horse and the team that worked so hard to get him in a position to mount a terrific title defence.

“The horse jumped as well as he’s ever jumped and he feels on fantastic form,” he said.

“Every four-star we’ve been to, we’ve been first, first, second and second, let’s hope it continues.

“I’m just enjoying being at Burghley, it’s fantastic for the owners that support me.