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National Equine Forum Tickets on Sale

32nd National Equine Forum: Staged in London, Thursday 7th March 2024 Tickets on sale January!   The event can be accessed via Live Streaming, pre-booked for £20 per person.

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British Horse Council Daily Podcast

British Horse Council are producing a daily podcast and graphics from 15th -21st January. Theme: Equine Wellbeing, it will certainly focus on horses but some aspects may also be relevant to donkeys. Look out for links – we will post as soon as they are available  

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New website manager for DBS

Nicola Stuart is now the DBS website manager, kindly taking over the role from Liz Reece Harris.  Please email your updates, reports and articles to her at Many thanks for all your contributions and the chats over emails regarding your lovely donkeys and what they have been doing.  I will continue to enjoy membership […]

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Third year and three days of very busy times!  Your Horse Live rocks!

Third year and three days of very busy times!  Your Horse Live rocks! Thousands, and that’s no exaggeration, of visitors visited, including lovely Suzi Fletcher from the Repair Shop who stopped by and told us that her father used to keep donkeys.  She enjoyed a special donkey cuddle too! Particularly gratifying was the number of students studying equine […]

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Remembrance Day pictures

Your lovely pictures are beginning to come in of donkeys taking part in Remembrance Day parades.  These are just some of the ones that we have received so far from the Northern Region. Please do send your pictures from across the country to Sarah Booth for our Remembrance Day displays and archives, and inclusion in War […]

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DBS participates again in Your Horse Live 10-12th November 2023

The DBS will be at Your Horse Live again! Lots to see and do at Stoneleigh Park on the 10th – 12th November. Come and shop at over 300 equine stands, watch the world’s best riders perform in the SEIB Arena, learn from the experts in our practical hands on demos and have your chance to meet and snap a selfie or […]

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Championship Show – a great day for all involved

Congratulations to all the winners at the Championship Show on 19th August.  You will find the results and photos on the webpage here. Many thanks to all who entered the competitions and agility – it’s great to see new entries alongside the more experienced participants.  Huge thanks to all who worked so hard behind the […]

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John Rae

It is with sadness that we report the passing of John Rae on Friday 1st September following his cancer diagnosis.  John was a Council member and a member of the Finance committee.  Together with his wife, Lorraine, they bred, showed and enjoyed their miniature donkeys for many years.

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DASHING DONKEYS DOMINATE AT UK 50th CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW They came from all over the United Kingdom for this was no ordinary Championship Show, this was the ‘50 th Championship Show of the Donkey Breed Society’. Held at Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire on Saturday 19 th August, there were seven In-Hand Championship classes before the Supreme […]

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