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02 May 2018

Equine Degree Students Swap Riding for Scribing!

By Philip Orrell

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Students studying our BSc (Hons) Equine Training and Management and BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation programmes have been flexing their journalistic muscles to produce a series of feature articles for Pegasus magazine, the longest established free equestrian magazine dedicated to the South East and one of the UK’s leading monthly Horse & Animal publications. Around 25,000 copies per month are read either in paper form or emag format, with magazines distributed to tack and feed shops, livery yards, riding centres, veterinary surgeries and other specialist equestrian retailers throughout Kent, Sussex, Surrey and East Hampshire.

Encouraged by lecturer Patrick Delaney, who has worked closely with the students on the project, they have been tying the feature articles into their dissertation topics.

The series has so far included articles from Angel Turley on rider fitness, Louisa Theodorakis on the importance of safety when loading and transporting horses, Chloe Parrett on equine muscles and stretching and Loicia Johnson on Emmett Therapy.

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The students have been hugely enthusiastic about the project, which has reportedly sparked some healthy competition amongst them!

It also prompted many of them to sign up to our GROW Ambassadors reward scheme, which was launched at the last Hadlow Freshers’ Fair. 

Students can earn credits by writing articles, social media posts, taking photographs for marketing use, helping the Marketing team at external events or putting themselves forward for case studies (all optional, with no mandatory quota). They can then exchange the credits for vouchers for Amazon, Odeon cinemas, Nando’s, home electronics such as cameras, Samsung tablets and headphones, or for driving lessons and stays at Thorpe Park. Interested students can sign up by emailing marketing@hadlowgroup.co.uk

Pegasus Editor, Tim Salmon, said, “I’ve had many people comment to me that they’ve enjoyed the series and that it’s great to see young people getting involved in writing for the magazine. Input from the younger generation and their views is so important to the future of the industry.”

Current and archived editions of the magazine can be viewed at http://pegasus-magazine.co.uk/magazine/

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