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Olympic items up for grabs in charity auction
Pony Club member Clemmie and her Blue Cross rescue horse, Wispa.
Funds raised will be split between Blue Cross and The Pony Club.

A unique auction to raise money for the educational work of Blue Cross and The Pony Club is taking place in October.

The auction will mark more than a decade of the two organisations working together to teach young owners about how to care for horses and ponies.

Among the many exclusive items up for grabs include a GB tie signed by British Olympic showjumper Ben Maher and a pair of horse shoes worn by Explosion W after his Individual Show Jumping win at the Tokyo Olympics. 

Funds raised from the auction will be split equally between the two charities. 

"This is a great fundraiser which showcases our special relationship with The Pony Club,” commented Kerry Taylor, education manager at Blue Cross. “It also highlights how education and supporting young people to have positive relationships with horses is so important to both charities.”
Pony Club CEO Marcus Capel added: “Partnering with Blue Cross reinforces our commitment to animal welfare and supports our members and their horses and ponies 
“This auction will enable us to extend our charitable work to support young people who would like to expand their knowledge, build friendships and enjoy time with horses and ponies outdoors. We are looking forward to seeing the excitement surrounding some of these amazing prizes as well.”

A full list of the items available for auction will be revealed at the end of September. To join the action, visit at 9 am on Friday 1 October. 

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RCVS Fellowship applications open

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 Applications have now opened for RCVS Fellowship 2022. The RCVS is encouraging anyone who would like to be considered for Fellowship to apply, and if successful, they will be welcomed into the Fellowship next year.

The process for joining the fellowship has changed slightly for this year, as applicants will now need two signed referee forms instead of three professional references, and five assessors will review each application instead of three.

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022, and more information on how to apply can be found here. If applicants have any questions, or would like informal advice from previous successful applicants, they are encouraged to contact Ceri Via Email 

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Horiba announces veterinary haematology webinar

Horiba Medical has announced a free webinar providing practical insight on best practice in veterinary haematology. Entitled 'In practice haematology - Beyond the pale!' the webinar will be presented by Ronnie Barron from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School.

Ronnie's presentation, which will conclude with a Q&A session, will look at QC and artefacts of sample quality and review the effects of different pathologies. Using images, photomicrographs and video links, he will also explain the techniques and equipment needed to complement analytical automation to confirm results quality.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 28 (7.30-9pm). For more details and to register, click here.