Reminder Of BHS Visit Sunday 7th April

Reminder Of BHS Visit Sunday 7th April at 11am.


Please support this event family and friends are  most welcome. 

Please could you put your name on the list which will be in reception so that I can have an idea of numbers if you are able to attend.

This is a great opportunity to talk through any issues or worries you may have.

 The British Horse Society Apporval

The BHS will be visiting Court Bank Farm on Sunday 7th April at 11am and they will be bringing the welfare lorry.


The BHS welfare lorry is in great demand visiting major shows and competition yards all around the UK and we are extremely lucky that they have agreed to visit our yard.


They will be bringing the horse weigh bridge with them so that we can weigh our horses.  We will be able to see how our horses have fared over the Winter months and this would be particularly helpful as we will be going into the Spring and Summer.


guiness being weighed

This will be really great for our horses and ponies that suffer with laminitis. 

The BHS are also currently developing weight monitoring materials such as condition scoring and weight tapes.  Education is so important and any tools that we have can only benefit our horses.   


The BHS have asked if there are any topics in particular that you would like them to talk about.


The BHS covers many topics including Laminitis, Sweet itch, Grass sickness, Tendon injuries, environmental enrichment and companionship as well as more challenging topics like the effects of rider weight on equine performance.  Please do visit the  BHS website to see exactly what the welfare team have to offer.


If you could pop your favoured topics on a piece of paper and put them in the green post box by reception that would be great and I can forward on your requests to the welfare team at the British Horse Society.


Refreshments will be available. 

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Evening With A Mounted Police Officer

Evening With A Mounted Police Officer



Tonight Tuesday 19th March at Pigot Arms , Pattingham, WV6 7BQ it is the evening with Alan Hiscox.


7 pm refreshments available. 


This should be a great evening. 

mounted police officer




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Confirmed Outbreak of Equine Flu in Cannock Wood

Confirmed Outbreak of Equine Flu in Cannock Wood


There has been a confirmed case of  Equine Flu in Cannock Wood.


After consulting with Pool House Vets this morning we have been given the below advice.


If you horse has not been vaccinated within the last 6 months then a booster is strongly advised.

If visiting shows/venues then please make sure that they are practicing good disease controls.

Our lock down has now been lifted but please follow the advice above and use best practice at all times.


Take advantage of the latest offer from Pool House every first and third Thursday of every month Pool house are offering a free yard visit to Court Bank Farm.


The Animal Health Trust have advised these steps for Equine Flu.





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Free Yard Visit To Court Bank Farm

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British Horse Society Events

British Horse Society Events



The British Horse Society has two really interesting evenings coming up in the West Midlands.


An evening with a Mounted police officer! 

mounted police officer

Discover the secret world of a Mounted Police Officer, learn of Alan Hiscox’s years of Professionalism, Pride and Pantomime!

Alan served 32 years in the British Police; 26 of those years in the Mounted Branch of the London Metropolitan Police.

Alan led the Metropolitan Mounted Police Display Ride for 14 years, the Ride has been performed at Horse of the Year Show and Olympia many times.

His team supported the Spanish Riding School of Vienna on their UK Tour and was thought to be one of the best equine display teams in the world.

Since retiring at a young age from the Metropolitan Police, he has accepted a number of consultancy assignments with Mounted Police Units around the world.

£5 per person, no need to book.

7 – 7.30 start. Refreshments available.

The Pigot Arms

TelDee Handley, 07968 092799


Brain, Pain of Training?

What is your horse saying?

Join renowned author Sue Palmer MCSP and learn how to recognise and resolve pain behaviour in horses. Sue will demonstrate some of the exercises in her book ‘Brain, Pain or Training’ and ‘Horse Massage for Horse Owners’ so that you can give them a go with your own horse.

Entry £10 per person, on the night, all welcome. 

Monday 1 April – Rodbaston Equestrian Centre, ST19 5PH at 7.30pm



sue Palmer brain pain or training

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Court Bank Farm, Slang Lane, Cannock Wood, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 4RY