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 25% Member Offer for Liverpool International
October 19, 2018
To Claim your 25% off all general admission tickets, enter code LIHS25 at the checkout. Celebrate your New Year in style with the whole family at the Liverpool International Horse Show with a production that will keep you at the edge of your seat all night! Running...
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Millie Allen lands Winter Grand Prix win at Aintree Equestrian Centre
October 17, 2018
Millie Allen from Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland secured a fantastic win in the Winter Grand Prix, sponsored by Equi-Trek, on Sunday 14th October at Aintree Equestrian Centre’s Winter Classic Show. On board Balou Star, a 13 year-old Balou Du Rouet sired bay stallion owned by Udo Oppermann, Millie...
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October 17, 2018
Another batch of Dodson & Horrell Second Rounds took place at Gracelands Equestrian Centre in Droitwich, Worcestershire last weekend with riders securing their places in this year’s Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool on 13 – 18 November. Dodson &...
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BEF Statement on Regumate
October 16, 2018
In September the BHA issued a notice advising trainers to be cautious when using products containing altrenogest, which is the active ingredient in Regumate. This advice was issued as a result of reports from an Australian laboratory that trace levels of an anabolic steroid had...
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Live Streaming from Addington Manor Equestrian Centre Winter Classic Show
October 16, 2018
Tune into www.britishequestriansport.tv from Thursday for the live stream of the Addington Manor Equestrian Centre Winter Classic Show. We'll be live from 9.00am on Thursday 18th October with the Connolly's Red Mills Senior Newcomers First Round and the show will conclude on Sunday 21st October with the National 1.30m Open. The full timetable for...
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October 16, 2018
Holly Gair dominated both Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Round qualifiers at Alnwick Ford Equestrian Centre in Longframlington, Northumberland, taking victory in both classes to ensure qualification for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool on 13 –...
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October 15, 2018
The Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds at Parwood Equestrian Centre in Normandy, Surrey drew forty-five keen competitors to compete across the 0.95m and 1.10m Second Rounds. Qualification for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships, held at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool during...
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October 15, 2018
Chard Equestrian Centre in Crewkerne, Somerset produced worthy winners at the weekend as riders contended the Dodson & Horrell 95cm and 1.10m Second Rounds in the hope of qualifying for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool on 13...
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October 15, 2018
On a wet Sunday at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool, eighty-four competitors came forward to jump in the SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier and it was Lancashire’s Allan Birch who took the win with a speedy double clear.    With just two qualification places on offer for...
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Fleur Jeffery from East Sussex is October’s NAF Shining Star
October 12, 2018
Fleur Jeffery has been awarded the NAF Shining Star for October for her cheerful and hardworking attitude along with being dedicated to furthering her knowledge within the Junior Academy environment. Twelve-year-old Fleur from Hailsham, East Sussex was nominated by Lead Coach for the Sussex Academy Judi...
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October 12, 2018
  Thursday evening saw Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool hold the first of The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifiers and it was Katie Pytches from Loughborough, Leicestershire who saw off fifty-one keen starters to take the win. With two tickets available for the 2019...
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October 11, 2018
  Voting opens today for the Horse & Hound Awards 2018, giving equestrian fans the opportunity to recognise their heroes of the year and decide who receives these prestigious awards.  There are a number of showjumpers that have made the short-list so please do give them...
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Member Discount on Olympia  Tickets
October 11, 2018
  Olympia, The London International Horse Show, 17th – 23rd December, combines world class Show Jumping with thrilling displays and a sprinkling of Christmas magic to make the perfect festive day out. Organisers of the Show have created a special offer for all members, book now and...
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 Qatar Hosts LGCT Finals - Tickets On Sale Now!
October 11, 2018
  Qatar will host the thrilling finals of the 2018 LGCT show jumping series and tickets for this prestigious event at AL SHAQAB are on sale now.   From the 8th - 10th November the spectacular venue in Doha will see the best athletes in the world pull...
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BGA launches Grooms Minds online resource
October 10, 2018
On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, the British Grooms Association (BGA) launches Grooms Minds online which has eight areas to support mental health including a mental wellbeing checker, self-help zone, video scripts and real life case studies. The BGA has developed these online resources in...
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Birthday Success for Jack Whitaker & Team Europe win Silver at Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires
October 09, 2018
Birthday Success for Jack Whitaker & Team Europe win Silver at Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires It was a Silver place medal position for Nottinghamshires Jack Whitaker, who was celebrating his 17th birthday today, and Team Europe at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina...
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Live Streaming from Aintree Equestrian Centre Winter Classic Show
October 09, 2018
Tune into www.britishequestriansport.tv from Wednesday for the live stream of the Aintree Equestrian Centre Winter Classic Show. We'll be live from 8.00am on Wednesday 10th October with the KBIS Insurnace Senior British Novice First Round and the show will conclude on Sunday 14th October with the Equi-Trek Winter 1.40m Grand Prix. The full timetable...
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Jack Whitaker & Team Europe lead after first day at Youth Olympic Games
October 08, 2018
  The first day of the Team jumping at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games got officially underway earlier today in Argentina. With thirty riders from thirty nations making up the delegation of showjumping athletes it was Team Europe who held joint 1st position on the...
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Karel Cox crowned the Leading Showjumper of the Year at Horse of the Year Show 2018
October 07, 2018
Karel Cox put the seal on a memorable day for Belgian showjumping when he won the Horse of the Year Show's Leading Showjumper of the Year grand prix on Sunday evening at the NEC Genting Arena in Birmingham. Just hours after the Belgian team were...
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A win for the French in the Zinc Management Speed Horse of the Year
October 07, 2018
Frenchman Geoffroy De Coligny declared: "I love Birmingham!" after winning his second major class at Horse of the Year Show in the NEC Genting Arena. After landing the Accumulator class in thrilling fashion on Saturday, he added the Zinc Management Speed Horse of the Year...
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Paul Barker takes the Horse & Country TV Challenge Cup at Horse of the Year Show
October 07, 2018
British rider Paul Barker rediscovered a winning formula at Horse of the Year Show when he claimed a stylish victory at the NEC Genting Arena in Birmingham on Sunday for the final day of competition. Paul, from Northallerton in Yorkshire, triumphed in the Horse &...
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Claudia Moore crowned The Stable Company 138cm Champion
October 07, 2018
Wonder pony Sonas Barney completed a remarkable hat-trick at Horse of the Year Show on Sunday as Claudia Moore claimed victory in The Stable Company 138cm Championship. Sonas Barney, a 21-year-old veteran of the pony competition scene, has now won the prestigious competition three times...
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The British Showjumping 128cm Championship
October 07, 2018
Izabella Rogers showed great form by winning the 128cm Pony Championship at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham on Sunday. The 10-year-old, from Chelmsford in Essex, triumphed in the corresponding class at Hickstead this summer, and she was again on top form with her...
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A two-way tie in The Thistledown Puissance
October 06, 2018
  A capacity 9,000 crowd found itself treated to one of the greatest Puissance classes in Horse of the Year Show history on a memorable night at Birmingham's NEC Genting Arena. The sold-out audience in the Andrews Bowen International Arena were wrapped up in a thrilling...
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Jack Whitaker prepares for the Youth Olympic Games as Buenos Aires 2018 officially opens
October 06, 2018
  The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games officially got underway in the Argentinian capital this evening with what is expected to be a colourful, animated and utterly show-stopping opening ceremony. This is the first time in modern Olympic history the event will not take place...
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Geoffroy De Coligny wins the Accumulator at Horse of the Year Show
October 06, 2018
Frenchman Geoffroy De Coligny produced a sparkling display of precision and sheer speed to win the Accumulator class at Horse of the Year Show on Saturday evening. In doing so he pipped 19-year-old British star Harry Charles, who was seeking a third international class win...
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Holly Cooper takes the Pony Foxhunter Championship title
October 06, 2018
Holly Cooper added her name to the Horse of the Year Show roll of honour by winning the Pony Foxhunter Championship on Saturday afternoon at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham. The 15-year-old, from Northamptonshire, did it in style on Valentino Supreme, a nine-year-old...
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Angelie von Essen takes the Thistledown Stakes
October 06, 2018
Sweden's Angelie von Essen produced an ice-cool performance to win the Thistledown Stakes at Horse of the Year Show for the fourth day of competition at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena. The one round jump-off class had a thrilling conclusion, with the lead changing hands from...
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Trevor Breen crowned the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Champion 2018
October 06, 2018
Trevor Breen completed an impressive Horse of the Year Show double when he won the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship on Saturday. It was a tense jump-off but he did it aboard Diamants Aurora, an eight-year-old grey mare owned by Tracy Priest that...
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Harry Charles takes his claim on the NAEC Stoneleigh Stakes
October 05, 2018
Harry Charles produced a performance that bristled with star quality as he won the NAEC Stoneleigh Stakes at Horse of the Year Show on Friday at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena. The 19-year-old son of London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Peter Charles had it all to do...
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Shaunie Greig retains her title in the Equithème Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year Championship
October 05, 2018
Shaunie Greig hailed her "one in a million" pony after joining an exclusive Horse of the Year Show club on Friday. The Scottish teenager retained her title as Equithème Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year on Casino Royale VIII, and in doing so became the...
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A four-way tie in the Five Fence Challenge at HOYS
October 05, 2018
  The best of British Showjumping enjoyed centre-stage on day three at Horse of the Year Show held in Birmingham, in a thrilling Five Fence Challenge competition. Teenagers Harry Charles, Robert Murphy and Joseph Stockdale all shared top spot with Helen Tredwell after they agreed to...
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Francois Mathy Jr takes the Grandstand Welcome Stakes
October 05, 2018
Belgium's Francois Mathy Jr staved off a powerful British challenge to win the opening international class of Horse of the Year Show at the NEC Genting Arena in Birmingham. Francois, riding 13-year-old gelding Falco van de Clehoeve, posted a time of 54.23 seconds in the...
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Oliver Tuff makes history to take the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship Title
October 04, 2018
Oliver Tuff made history at Horse of the Year Show as he brought the second day of competition to a thrilling close. At just 15 years of age, he became the youngest ever winner of the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship, a class that was...
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Jessica Howard takes the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Title
October 04, 2018
Jessica Howard produced a nerveless performance to win the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship on day two of Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham. Almost half of the 24 starters jumped clear, setting up a jump-off that did not disappoint in terms of its...
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October 04, 2018
Wellington Equestrian Centre was the only venue to hold the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds on Sunday 30th September. With competitors targeting their place in the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool on 13-18 November 2018. Dodson &...
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Trevor Breen crowned the Talent Seekers Champion 2018
October 03, 2018
Ireland's Trevor Breen maintained his remarkable unbeaten record in the Talent Seekers, incorporating the seven-year-old Championship at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham at the NEC Genting Arena. In true form he did it on a horse that he had never sat on until...
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Donald Whitaker takes the title in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship
October 03, 2018
Yorkshireman Donald Whitaker and one of British Showjumping's most exciting prospects took centre-stage to win the Connolly's RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship on day one at Horse of the Year Show. Grey mare Chilli - world five-year-old champion in 2017 and six-year-old runner-up in 2018 -...
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Lucinda Stewart crowned British Showjumping Silver League Championship
October 03, 2018
Scottish rider Lucinda Stewart made a nine-year wait worthwhile as she claimed a thrilling victory on the opening day of the Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham's Genting Arena. Lucinda, from Ayrshire, last competed at the prestigious event, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this...
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Natasha Hewitt takes the Horseware Bronze League Championship
October 03, 2018
Natasha Hewitt launched the 2018 Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham by being crowned Horseware Bronze League Champion. There was no doubting the Doncaster-based rider's supremacy in the opening class of an eagerly-awaited 70th anniversary show aboard JJS Impressive. While Natasha admitted that she was...
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Where to watch Horse of the Year Show
October 03, 2018
Today marks the start of Horse of the Year Show’s 70th Anniversary celebrations, which take place at Birmingham’s NEC Genting Arena through until Sunday 7th October. A place where audiences can be inspired by world-class International Showjumping along with an exciting line up of National...
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Awards Ball 2018
October 03, 2018
Last night, Tuesday 2nd October, saw the annual British Showjumping Awards Ball take place at the St Johns Hotel, Solihull. The evening was attended by almost 400 guests who celebrated with the extremely worthy nominees and winners from grass roots competitors through to those that...
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International Showjumpers confirmed to compete at Horse of the Year Show
October 02, 2018
Get ready to take your seats to witness the greatest names of Showjumping compete at this year’s Horse of the Year Show. HOYS is delighted to announce the International Showjumpers who will be competing at the 70th Anniversary Show held at the Genting Arena, Birmingham’s...
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Peter Robeson (October 1929 – September 2018) – Announcement of Death
October 02, 2018
  It is with great sadness that British Showjumping acknowledge the passing of their Honorary Vice President and Olympic Games double medallist Peter Robeson OBE who died peacefully at home on Saturday 29th September. Peter won a Team Bronze medal at the 1956 Stockholm Olympic Games on...
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October 01, 2018
The top spot in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Vilamoura was claimed by British rider Emma Stoker and Townhead Tallulah V, a 13 year-old NWB bay mare owned by Bob Young OBE. Emma and Townhead Tallulah V were one of five double clears out of the...
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October 01, 2018
Yorkshire’s Matthew Sampson took 2nd place in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Canteleu with Ebolensky, the 9 year-old KWPN grey mare by Clinton. Fifty-nine combinations came forward to contest the 1.50m track. Matthew and Ebolensky were the only British combination in the top ten and one...
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October 01, 2018
The Dodson & Horrell 95cm and 1.10m National Amateur Second Rounds continued this weekend at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre in Warwickshire, with riders aiming for the popular Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool on 13 – 18 November 2018. Dodson...
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