Who was the greatest racehorse of all time? Tell us and you could win 2 FREE tickets to Royal Ascot 2017! There is nothing more glorious than watching from the grandstand as finely-tuned racehorses thunder down the finishing straight, spraying soil and grass in their wake, jockeys leaning low over their haunches as they bid […]


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Submit a photo of your best friend and you could win 1 of 10 FREE Virgin Experience Days pet photoshoots worth £79! April is National Pet Month, a month when pet owners across the UK come together to celebrate their animals and raise awareness of sensible pet ownership. Owning a dog or cat and making […]

Top Pets! Egyptian Mau vs Persian

Which feline takes your fancy? Have a look at North Africa’s finest and a Middle Eastern delight in our newest edition of Top Pets! Egyptian Mau There is plenty to find about this gorgeous cat, the only domestic to appear naturally spotted, read on and discover! Persian Unique-looking and universally popular, the Persian cat has […]

Poisonous Plants In Spring

Now that the warmer weather is finally here, you’ll want nothing more than to get out hacking with your horse. The firmer ground and drier conditions mean that it’s the perfect opportunity to explore new places, meaning a happy hacker and an even happier horse! With new territories comes added responsibility, you will need to […]

MVD In Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Dating back to the 18th century originally, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was revived by American Roswell Eldridge in the early 1920s and is now one of the most popular breeds of toy dog around. The Cavalier King Charles sports a coat in one of four colours; chestnut and white (known as Blenheim), Tricolour, Black […]

What You Should Know About Equine Herpes Virus

In January 2017, the Bucks Free Press reported an outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) in Chalfont St Giles, near High Wycombe. This followed a similar outbreak in November 2016, at a yard in south Bedfordshire, where four horses had to be put down following diagnosis. It has grown to be such a concern that […]

Transporting Your Horse For Competition

Cheltenham festival heralds the advent of the equestrian competition season in the UK. From March through to the end of summer, horse riding enthusiasts around the country will be travelling to competitions in a number of disciplines such as showjumping, eventing and dressage. These are fantastic to watch and even more exciting to take part […]

Top Pets! German Shepherd vs Springer Spaniel

Join in our brand new Top Pets! game and find out if a German Shepherd or a Springer Spaniel might be the dog for you! German Shepherd Bred for the wartime but still popular as a pet today, check out some other key stats about the German Shepherd! Springer Spaniel Originally used to flush game […]


The daffodils are beginning to bloom, lambs are bleating in the fields and our trees are becoming green once more. Yes, you’ve guessed it – spring is here! The longer days and pleasant weather are a great excuse for us to get out and indulge our passions again, but it isn’t just humans who are […]