News Archive


February 21, 2019
  The International Competition Grooms Group (ICGG) has been launched to support any groom that works at international level competitions, whether in the UK or abroad. With representatives from each international circuit, the Group gives the opportunity for members to share their concerns and important opinions. The International...
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Moving equines to the EU may change after the 29 March 2019
February 21, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has been preparing for when the UK leaves the European Union on March 29th 2019. Although the conditions of the UK’s departure are not yet clear the BEF has been working closely with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural...
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Charlotte Bevan from Flintshire is February’s NAF Shining Star
February 20, 2019
Charlotte Bevan, also known as Charley, has been awarded the NAF Shining Star for February after having shown dedication and a positive attitude. These attributes lead to Charlie being nominated by Clwyd Academy Co-Ordinator and Lead Coach, Amanda Carpenter. Thirteen year-old Charley from Flint, Flintshire has been a committed...
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Shaunie Greig claims her third ticket whilst Tatiane Mauree seals her first win in the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers at Morris Equestrian Centre
February 19, 2019
The 2019 Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers headed North this weekend to Morris Equestrian Centre in Kilmarnock, Scotland and they were held during the 148cm Pony Premier Show. The qualifiers took place over two days and saw all riders from all over the...
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February 18, 2019
  It’s only 100 days to go until the Royal Bath & West Show, and entries are now open for competitions ranging from show jumping and livestock to floral art, cider and cheese. Attracting competitors from across the country, the Show is a mecca for equine competition,...
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18th February 2019 – BEF Equine Flu latest update
February 18, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes that the Animal Health Trust (AHT) has reported more positive tests for equine flu over the weekend in Shropshire, Worcestershire, Norfolk and Buckinghamshire. 16 horses returned positive tests at one premises in Worcestershire. The AHT reports that this is thought to...
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Zebra Products sign up to support the British Showjumping Business Partnership for a fourth year
February 18, 2019
Zebra Products, the UK and Ireland’s leading distributor of premium equestrian products, will once again be joining forces with British Showjumping for another year. Zebra Products has signed up to support the British Showjumping Business Partnership for a fourth year and in doing so, will...
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Ellen Whitaker takes top three placing in Vilamoura
February 18, 2019
Ellen Whitaker from Barnsley, North Yorkshire bagged herself a place in the top three in the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour CSI3* Grand Prix when she piloted Jack Van’T Kattenheye, a 10 year-old Belgian-bred Gelding owned by Amy Mason into third place.  Thirty-Nine combinations came forward to tackle the...
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15th February 2019 UPDATE FROM THE BEF
February 15, 2019
  The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes the latest update (14.02.19) from the Animal Health Trust of more positive tests for equine flu in Worcestershire, central Scotland, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. For the latest information follow @equiflunet on Twitter. The BEF is urging all competition and training event...
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14th Feb 2019 -  BEF UPDATE ON EQUINE FLU
February 14, 2019
  The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes the latest update from the Animal Health Trust (follow @equiflunet on Twitter for more details) reporting more positive tests for equine flu in Sussex, Worcestershire and Leicestershire. The BEF continues to urge horse owners to be vigilant for signs of...
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New Members’ Upgrade at Bolesworth International
February 14, 2019
This year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show will see a new exclusive members’ upgrade at the prestigious event. The five-day event takes place in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire from June 12 to June 16, 2019 and the new members’ package  includes...
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Alex Thompson takes the top spot in The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe
February 13, 2019
Alex Thompson from Nottinghamshire sealed the win in The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier which took place at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe in Bedfordshire. One-third of the initial starting combinations jumped clear around David Cole’s twelve fence-track to make it through to...
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Adrian Whiteway wins the SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe
February 13, 2019
The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe in Bedfordshire played host to a number of winter qualifiers over the weekend and this included a SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier on Sunday morning. Forty competitors came forward with the hopes of claiming a qualifying ticket and it was Adrian...
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Phillip Miller takes the Winter Grand Prix title at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe
February 13, 2019
Phillip Miller from Harpenden, Hertfordshire took the win in Saturday’s Winter Grand Prix at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe in Bedfordshire. Phillip partnered the Caretino Glory sired 13 year-old mare, Sussex Caretino, owned by the Brendon Stud, to victory. Six of the initial twenty-one starters produced...
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Tickets now on sale for Horse of the Year Show 2019
February 13, 2019
Each October, the NEC in Birmingham undergoes a horsey transformation like no other in order to host the incredibly impressive Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) which is the biggest week of the year for equestrian entertainment. The show takes place this year from 2nd...
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Equine Flu Notice for Academy Coordinators, Coaches and Area Representatives,
February 13, 2019
Given the recent Equine Influenza outbreak please can passport checks be carried out at all training to ensure vaccinations comply with our ruling (below). We also strongly advise members that if their horses last vaccination exceeds 6 months that they have an additional booster vaccination....
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Prestige Italia announced as title sponsor of the Big Star Championship
February 13, 2019
Saddle manufacturer, Prestige Italia, has joined up with British Showjumping to become the new title sponsor of the Big Star Championship. The Championship takes place during the British Showjumping National Championships at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park and the 2019 show...
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13th Feb 2019 - BEF Update on 3 more positive tests for Equine Flu
February 13, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes the latest update from the Animal Health Trust (AHT) that there have been three further positive tests for equine flu in Kent, Derbyshire and central Scotland. Although there have been a relatively small number of positive tests from the thousands...
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BEF RESPONSE TO RESUMPTION OF RACING 12.02.19
February 12, 2019
  The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) welcomes the decision by the British Horseracing Authority to resume racing from Wednesday 13th February. We’re cautiously optimistic that after analysis of thousands of samples by the Animal Health Trust, there have been no further positive tests since the weekend. The BEF...
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LATEST BEF ADVICE ON EQUINE FLU OUTBREAK - 11.02.19
February 11, 2019
    The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to closely monitor the recent equine flu outbreak and notes the latest update from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) outlining that it will decide tonight (Monday 11th February 2019) whether racing can return in Britain on Wednesday. The BEF can...
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Equitop Myoplast® to sponsor Senior Foxhunter Championship for a third year
February 11, 2019
British Showjumping is delighted to announce that Equitop Myoplast®, the leading nutritional supplement which supports lean muscle growth in horses, will be continuing with their sponsorship of the British Showjumping Senior Foxhunter Championship for the third consecutive year. The Equitop Myoplast® Senior Foxhunter Championship is a...
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8th February 2019 - Latest Update on Equine Flu
February 08, 2019
  The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes the latest update from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Friday 8th February that there have been three further positive results for equine flu – bringing the total number of positive results to six – all of which are...
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February 08, 2019
In light of the situation in respect of Equine Flu, British Showjumping would like to remind all members that it is mandatory for all registered horses and ponies to be in possession of a valid flu vaccination certificate.  Rule 42.5 in the Members Handbook which refers...
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7 Year-old Twins Daisy & Isabelle Deliver a Double Win
February 08, 2019
New members Daisy and Isabelle James-Wright, aged 7 and identical twins from Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan made their two-hour long trip to Gracelands Equestrian Centre in Worcestershire a successful one when they shared the honours in the Stepping Stones 128cm/138cm Handicap. Taking part in only their...
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UPDATED STATEMENT ON EQUINE FLU
February 07, 2019
Further to the announcement by the British Horseracing Authority that horseracing will continue to be suspended until Wednesday February 13th, the British Equestrian Federation can confirm that our veterinary advice remains that it is not necessary to cancel other equine events at this time. However we...
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February 07, 2019
  Lancashire & Cheshire have for some months now resided without an Area Representative in position. Due to this the National Sport Committee for British Showjumping have taken the decision to merge the two areas to create a new Lancashire & Cheshire Area 18.  It is...
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BEF advises horse owners after equine flu outbreak
February 07, 2019
  Following British Horseracing’s decision to cancel all racing today (7 February) the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is closely monitoring the situation. Veterinary experts have advised that it is not necessary to cancel other equine events at this time, but we will issue a further update...
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 The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show the Must Visit Summer Day Out
February 07, 2019
Where else would you want to be this summer than in the stunning setting of Bolesworth Castle, watching world class competition at the must visit event – the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show . With a packed line-up of competition featuring many of the leading riders...
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Chard Equestrian to celebrate fifth year of sponsorship of the British Showjumping Bristol & Somerset Academy
February 07, 2019
Following four successful years of sponsorship, Chard Equestrian, an equestrian venue situated in the Somerset countryside, will be celebrating another year of alignment with the British Showjumping Bristol & Somerset Academy. Chard Equestrian holds regular British Showjumping shows and their competition calendar includes Just for Schools...
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KBIS British Equestrian Insurance join the British Showjumping Business Partnership
February 06, 2019
British Showjumping is pleased to announce that KBIS British Equestrian Insurance, one of the largest independent horse insurance providers, will be joining the British Showjumping Business Partnership. This alignment will see KBIS become a pivotal partner in the underpinning of the performance pathway programme via...
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Elloise Smit & Claudia Moore Triumph in the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classics at South View Equestrian Centre
February 04, 2019
The 2019 Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers continued this weekend at SouthView Equestrian Centre in Winsford, Cheshire and they were held during the 148cm Pony Premier Show. The hotly contested qualifiers saw all riders focused on securing a top three qualifying place for...
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