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'Black Panther' shatters box office records, scores a huge $218 million Presidents' Day weekend (DIS)

“Black Panther” earned the best-ever opening weekend at the box office ever for February with $192 million over three days and $218.2 million over the four-day Presidents’ Day weekend.
It’s also the fifth-best opening ever for a three-day and four-day opening weekend, beating out

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Is your horse care knowledge up to Pony Club standards? Take this quiz to find out…

pony club horse and pony care competition

The Blue Cross horse and pony care competition is an integral part of The Pony Club Championships, and features teams of three Pony Club members who demonstrate their knowledge and practical horsemanship skills.

Through training for the quiz, members learn about the care, management and welfare of horses and ponies, as well as having fun with their friends.

There are two championship levels; senior and junior, with a new mini level being introduced at area competitions for the first time this year .

Qualifying area competitions are currently underway and will run until June. Here, members will have the chance to qualify for The Pony Club Championships in August.

The mini competition is for those aged 10 years and under, the junior competition is for under 13s while the senior competition is for 14 to 25-year-olds.

Here we bring you a taster of what Pony Clubbers can expect when they take part in this competition. Questions one to five are for minis, six to 10 are for juniors and 11 to 15 are for seniors.

How did you get on? Don’t forget to share your result with your friends on social media.

For all the latest news analysis, competition reports, interviews, features and much more, don’t miss Horse & Hound magazine, on sale every Thursday

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Snapchat may be winning back digital influencers with help from recent screw ups by YouTube and Instagram (SNAP)

A crop of influencers who had abandoned Snapchat are giving it a second look.
They are being enticed by a range of new features on the platform, including an analytics dashboard announced Wednesday.
The consensus is that Snapchat is well positioned to win back

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8 stallions who stole our hearts in the show ring last season

Just because Valentine’s has been and gone, doesn’t mean we can’t still appreciate these gorgeous boys who took our breath away last year. Check out these 8 stunning stallions who graced the 2017 show circuit.

1. Gwerniago Gethin

The Welsh section D Gwerniago Gethin, ridden by Ashley Bird, repeated his 2016 successes last year, by standing 2nd at the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) and winning his section of the Mountain and Moorland (M&M) working hunter at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).

2. Billy King Of The North

King Of The North Handler & producer Megan Hewitt Horse No 189, Megan Hewitt & King of the North winner of Class 3 (CHAPS (UK) Open In-hand Qualifier) at The North Yorkshire Showcase of Champions held at the Harrogate Riding Centre, near Harrogate in North Yorkshire in the UK on 29th January 2017

The then six-year-old CHAPS-graded stallion King Of The North stood in-hand champion at the North Yorkshire Showcase of Champions with his producer Megan Hewitt. Later in the season he went on to win his in-hand class at the Royal Cheshire show and took first reserve supreme under saddle at the CHAPS championships.

3. Alonby Chardonnier

Cuddy Supreme In Hand Championship Champion 146 ALONBY CHARDONNIER Handler, lan Boylan Reserve 442 SKELLORN BRONZE SOLDIER

Shown as a three-year-old last term, the part-bred Arab colt Alonby Chardonnier snapped up his Cuddy ticket at Nottinghamshire County with co-owner Ian Boylan at his head.

4. Dunedin Duncan

Harriet Dennison riding DUNEDIN DUNCAN, during the BSPS Heritage M & M Ridden Championship at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in the private grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor in Berkshire in the UK between 10th-14th May 2017

The charismatic Highland pony Dunedin Duncan owned by Dianne Brereton netted his Olympia ticket at the Royal Windsor Horse Show when he took the Heritage supreme ridden tricolour.

5. Moortown Crusader

Diane and John Jordan’s exquisite Dartmoor Moortown Crusader took the Cuddy championship at Devon County show, after standing reserve the previous year.

6. Marsevarno

Andrea Taylor’s home-bred five-year-old Arab stallion Marsevarno was crowned senior male gold champion at the Midland Arab show. Shown by Rod Jones, the chestnut scored nines all-round for type and movement on the victorious occasion.

7. Snelson Gatsby

Snelson Gatsby, owned by Alistair and Matthew King, claimed the coveted National supreme stallion at last year’s National Shire horse show. The then three-year-old won his age class before adding the junior and overall supreme championship to his tally.

8. Shanbo Rory

The mannerly Connemara Shanbo Rory and Sophie James headed the amateur ridden mountain and moorland championship at the Royal International and was also HOYS ridden champion at NPS Area 25.

For all the latest news analysis, competition reports, interviews, features and much more, don’t miss Horse & Hound magazine, on sale every Thursday

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7 reasons you should binge-watch Netflix's sweet 90s comedy 'Everything Sucks!' this weekend

Netflix’s new original series “Everything Sucks!” does not suck at all.
It takes awhile to get good, but it’s worth your time.
It’s reminiscent of “Freaks and Geeks,” but set in the 90s.
It tells the story of a teenage girl coming to terms with being

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Why Every Public Speaker Should be Using Messenger Bots

A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at the Multifamily Social Media Summit in Napa, CA. It was my second consecutive year attending the event, and I

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Can You Place a 600 CFM Hood Over a Professional Rangetop? (Reviews / Ratings)

You are looking for the right range hood over your professional (pro) range or rangetop. You may even have a slide-in or a cooktop with 1 or 2 power burners.

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1 legend comes out of retirement and 9 other great bits of horsey social media this week

Enjoy some of our favourite updates from equestrian social media channels during the past week. From a sleepy youngster to some bad tacking up skills, it all happened on social media this week.

Apatchy logo highest res may 1Don’t miss the exciting competition on this weekly page. Our favourite tweet each week will win either an Apatchy mini tablet case or an Apatchy cosmetic bag, personalised with your own initials. For more information about the competition and to find out who this week’s winner is, go to the bottom of this page.

Equestrian social media posts of the week

Duvet day

Jack Quinlan and Kalashnikov battled the elements to post a big win at Newbury

Always wondered what it was like to ride around the Golden Button? Let’s find out…

What a great partnership

This horse is ready for his close up

Chris wants the “wind machine” in place for his next photo shoot…. 💅

A post shared by Lauren Blades (@shannoneventing) on Feb 7, 2018 at 12:03pm PST

When your tacking up skills are lacking

He rode 470 winners during his jockey career, and at the age of 75, Richard Pitman proves he’s still got it

When things don’t go to plan…

And that is how you jump a Ledbury hedge

And congratulations to this week’s Social Media Post of the Week winner

What a sight!

If you like this, why not follow @horseandhound on twitter today?

Tweet of the week competition

Personalised Mini Tablet CaseThe winner of the Horse & Hound tweet of the week competition can also be found by searching Twitter for #HHTweetOfTheWeek. The winner will receive an Apatchy mini tablet case (pictured left) or an Apatchy cosmetic bag (pictured below right), personalised with their initials.

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Baidu places AI at the core of its services

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Chinese internet search giant Baidu credited its solid revenue growth in Q4 2017 to its mobile and artificial intelligence (AI) businesses, according

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I Used Three Smart Speakers at the Same Time. Here's What Happened.

“OK, Google. Good morning.”
My name is Amanda, and these are the words I use to start my day.
And no later do I utter them, it seems,

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