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IN PICTURES: The festival in Spain where horses are ridden through flames
A TRADITION where horses are spurred to leap through 20 flaming bonfires has been revived after a COVID break - and not everyone is...
Horse meat gang banked €4.5 million by selling sick animals from Valencia farm in Spain
A joint Guardia Civil and Europol operation has dismantled a criminal gang that illegally marketed horses to be slaughtered for meat that was not...
Animal rights activists slam horse-drawn carriage cruelty at summer fair
ANIMAL rights activists have demanded more checks of horse-drawn carriages at the Malaga fair after a horse collapsed recently. The Spanish political party PACMA, that...
Animal activists in Spain call on Government to ban use of horses in fairs and pilgrimages
THE Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) has urged the central government to ban the use of horses at fairs and pilgrimages. PACMA has...
Horses in danger as animal charity makes desperate plea for help on Spain’s Costa Blanca
HORSES, donkeys, ponies and many other animals are at risk if the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales can’t replace it’s ageing transport. The...
Paddocks Paradise: An unforgettable horse-riding experience in Andalucia’s Serrania de Ronda
FORGET everything you think you know about riding horses when you turn up at Paddock Paradise, a family-run establishment a few miles from Ronda...
Deadly mosquito-borne West Nile virus detected in 19 horses in Spain’s Andalucia
The current outbreak of the West Nile virus in the largest ever recorded in Andalucia, though cases of the disease have been detected for years.
Back in the saddle in the beautiful Andalucian countryside
TWELVE years ago I was in full preparation for the Andalucian Endurance Raid Riding Championships. Artensana, the Arabian purebred mare I’d been training for almost...
Man in Spain caught on camera having sex with HORSES ‘used himself and objects’ to abuse animals
A MAN in Spain has been caged after being caught on tape having sex with horses. The twisted suspect was caught in the act after...
Evil animal abuser who killed TEN horses gets historic jail sentence in Spain
AN evil animal abuser has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison. Under the landmark ruling, the horse trader, from Extremadura, was also ordered to...
Two people arrested in Malaga for shocking abuse against horses
Police were first alerted to the abuse following a tip-off from a local resident
Donkey sanctuary ensures free roaming steeds keep their freedom
The donkey sanctuary vet has promised to return to the peak for further checks
Malaga horse breeders to try and impregnate mares with five visiting stallions in Coin
The five stallions will attempt to breed with every mare in the region
Inside the secret world of Sotogrande
Shhh and say it in sotto voce...Iona Napier demystifies the enigma of the discreet enclave, where royals rub shoulders with, well, decent down-to-earth folk
Jerez: The toast of Andalucia
Sherry is only part of the heady mix that makes Jerez a heaven for hedonists. Imogen Calderwood samples the cultural cocktail that leaves every visitor shaken and stirred
Dog fight waging between Mijas animal centre boss and former workers calling for its closure
A battle is being waged between obsessed animal-lover Kim Halliwell and a group of former volunteers, who want her rescue centre shut down
Cooler than the mint with the hole!
That’s polo at Sotogrande, writes Belinda Beckett, aka Mistress of Sizzle
Death in the afternoon
I am a horse lover. I always have been. In fact you can include donkeys in that, I’d add mules too, but I don’t know them so well, writes OP blogger Mary Biles
Equine outcasts teach us a thing or two
My life was fairly standard before moving to Seville... writes OP blogger Mary Biles
A racy evening at the Mijas hipodromo
A day (or night) at the Costa del Sol's only racehorse track is great entertainment
Residents from San Bartolome de los Pinares celebrated the annual Luminarias religious festival by riding horses through fire
Man taming beast
This week's 'Andalucia in Pictures' zooms in on the Rapa das Bestas festival in Sabudeco
Horses were killed in floods in Alhaurin de la Torre last week but there was some good news as a daring rescue mission took place
Where will it end?
EXCLUSIVE: Olive Press tracks down "deluded" horse cruelty woman. While Seprona claims horses are fine, local charities fear the worst.
Brave mounts soar through flaming bonfires as part of century-old Spanish tradition
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