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March 18, 2019
It was the Union Flag that flew the highest yesterday in Vilamoura, Portugal when Laura Renwick and Will Fletcher took the top two places in the Atlantic Tour CSI 3* 1.50m Grand Prix. From the field of more than thirty starters it was only five combinations that...
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It’s Ladies Night as Amanda Derbyshire and Roulette BH Top All-Female Jump-Off in $134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3*
March 17, 2019
  The highlight event for week 10 of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) was the $134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3* on Saturday, March 16, and coming away with the victory was Amanda Derbyshire (GBR) riding Roulette BH for Gochman Sport Horses LLC. Jumper, hunter,...
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Two weeks until the 2019 Spring Championships at Addington Equestrian
March 15, 2019
The British Showjumping Spring Championships, which take place at Addington Equestrian between the 28 - 31 March 2019, are just two weeks away and there is still time to qualify for one of the seven Championship Titles on offer. For those that haven’t already qualified for their respective...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF Youth Squads announced for Opglabbeek Nations Cups
March 14, 2019
The following squads have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF in the Children, Junior and Young Rider Nations Cups in Opglabbeek, Belgium. The competition takes place between the 4th – 7th April 2019 at Sentower Park. Children Charlotte Bowman,...
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British Showjumping’s Team LeMieux Pony Squad announced for Opglabbeek Nations Cup
March 14, 2019
The following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team LeMieux in the Pony Nations Cup in Opglabbeek, Belgium. The competition takes place between the 4th – 7th April 2019 at Sentower Park. Jodie Burchmore-Eames, aged 16, from Northchurch,...
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Dodson & Horrell continue sponsorship of National Amateur & Veteran Championships for three further years
March 11, 2019
Europe’s leading horse feed manufacturer, Dodson & Horrell, will be continuing with their sponsorship of the British Showjumping National Amateur & Veteran Championships for three further years. In 2021, Dodson & Horrell will celebrate ten consecutive years of sponsorship of these popular Championships. The Dodson &...
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Douglas Duffin & Quidam finish 2nd in Vilamoura Grand Prix
March 11, 2019
The CSI3* Grand Prix in Vilamoura, Portugal saw a strong field come forward to contest the 1.50m course which only five combinations managed to jump clear in the first round.    Felipe Ramos Guinato (BRA) with Ulahop Boy was the only rider that managed to post...
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March 11, 2019
Robert Whitaker and the 16 year-old Catwalk IV, owned by Mandy Hall & Clare Whitaker, finished a strong 2nd in the Dortmund CSI4* Grand Prix yesterday. It was only an eighth of the almost forty strong field that managed to achieve a double clear across the...
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March 08, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to strongly recommend to competition and event organisers that they check the Equine ID Passports of all attending horses to make sure that they comply with vaccination rules. The BEF reminds organisers that it is vital that unvaccinated horses do...
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British Showjumping announce plans of a National Training Centre
March 06, 2019
  Within the past few days British Showjumping have completed on the purchase of Home Farm, Hothorpe in Leicestershire with the plans for it to become the National Training Centre for the sport. Acquiring and developing a National Training Centre has been an ambition for the Sport...
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British Showjumping Member Discount on Royal Windsor Horse Show Tickets
March 05, 2019
  Royal Windsor Horse Show (8 – 12 May) is set to become the UK’s richest show for competitors by offering a record breaking prize fund at the Country’s largest horse show.   Showcasing a star-studded line-up in its spectacular setting, the increased prize fund and new...
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UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF ENTRIES EXPECTED FOR CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW AS NATIONAL ENTRIES OPEN AND NEW CLASSES ARE INTRODUCED
March 04, 2019
National entries for the 76th annual CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show officially open tomorrow. This year, Organisers have added more classes to the Show giving a total of 147 Showing classes – the highest number in recent years. The best of the Brits are expected...
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Ben Maher & Explosion W finish 2nd in LGCT Doha Grand Prix by narrow margin
March 03, 2019
It was a narrow defeat yesterday for the title of the first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of 2019 for Ben Maher and Explosion W, owned by Poden Farms.   The Qatari capital played host to the opening leg of the season and it was a...
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1st March - BEF Update on Equine Flu
March 01, 2019
Throughout the current equine flu outbreak, the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has continued to urge equine owners to ensure that their vaccination records are up to date. The BEF has also strongly recommended that all competition and event organisers check the equine ID passports of all...
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Longines increase support of Hickstead
March 01, 2019
  Hickstead is delighted to announce that Longines will be increasing its support of the showground in a new partnership deal that continues until 2021. The Swiss watch brand is already the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the entire Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series, of which...
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Retrained Racehorses Competition Structure 2019
February 27, 2019
British Showjumping, in conjunction with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), are pleased to confirm this year’s competition structure for retrained racehorses competing within the sport. The structure will be as follows and in order to participate in these competitions, you will need to ensure that you...
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February 24, 2019
Ben Maher takes the runners-up spot in the Spring MET Mediterranean Equestrian Tour CSI3* Grand Prix in Oliva Nova, Spain with F One USA, a 10 year-old Dutch-bred gelding owned by Poden Farms. Fifty-seven competitors took on the 1.50m first round track with twelve progressing onto...
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February 24, 2019
A solid performance by Ellen Whitaker in the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour CSI 3* Grand Prix saw her finish 2nd in a field of almost forty starters. Riding Jack Van’T Kattenheye, a 10 year old gelding owned by MK Sportpferde/Max Kuhner, Ellen was just one of five...
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February 24, 2019
From a starting field of fifty-four combinations Great Britain secured two of the top three placings in this afternoon’s CSI 3* Sunshine Tour Grand Prix at Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Hosted in the David Broome Arena, it was Jake Saywell who took 2nd place behind...
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February 22, 2019
  Following the information shared with you on Monday 18 February, we wanted to let you know that the new guidance for equine movements after the UK leaves the EU in the event of a no deal, is now live on GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-horses-and-ponies-special-rules  This means the information is...
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22nd Feb 2019 - BEF Equine Flu Update
February 22, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to closely monitor the equine flu outbreak and notes the latest update from the Animal Health Trust that there have been positive tests in Yorkshire, Sussex, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Kent. Throughout this outbreak the BEF has urged equine owners to...
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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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Harry Charles & William Whitaker join Miami Celtics as the GCL 2019 teams announced
February 21, 2019
The GCL teams on the starting grid for the 2019 season are announced today with top riders switching teams and new stars joining the fight for the coveted Championship. After a busy off-season period of transfers some of the biggest names in show jumping are changing...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blue Chip renew Pony Newcomers Championship sponsorship for a further three years
January 31, 2019
In 2018, equine feed balancer and supplement brand, Blue Chip, celebrated twenty years of support of the British Showjumping Pony Newcomers Championship. Following a successful year of alignment, British Showjumping is delighted to announce that Blue Chip will be continuing their sponsorship for a further...
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January 30, 2019
The Winter Pony Championships, which take place at SouthView Equestrian Centre in Cheshire, between the 6 – 7 April 2019, will play host to eight of the Winter Pony Championships including the newest editions to the calendar; the Winter 1.00m and Winter 1.10m Pony Finals. Across...
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2019 Spring Championships at Addington Equestrian
January 30, 2019
The British Showjumping Spring Championships, which take place at Addington Equestrian Centre between the 28 - 31 March 2019, are just eight weeks away and there is still time to qualify for one of the seven Championship Titles on offer. For those that haven’t already qualified for...
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Charles Britton appointed British Showjumping Chairman
January 29, 2019
  British Showjumping is pleased to announce that Charles Britton has accepted the voluntary post of Chairman of the Non-Executive Board, a position that was ratified by the Members Council earlier today. Charles, who has been involved in Showjumping for more than five decades, will take over...
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January 25, 2019
  Although the outcomes of Parliamentary negotiations surrounding Brexit remain uncertain, the horse world has been working closely together to understand the implications for horse owners when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. Leaders from a number of organisations from horse sport, racing, vets,...
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January 25, 2019
The BEF has been informed by the FEI that Harry Charles has been disqualified from the Young Rider European Championships which took place last July in Fontainebleau, France. Following the Team Final, samples were taken from Vivaldi du Dom who was ridden by Harry Charles and...
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January 18, 2019
On 1 October 2018 the new Equine Identification (England) Regulations 2018 came into force which replaced the Horse Passport Regulations 2009. Similar legislation for Wales and Northern Ireland is expected to come into force early 2019.  In December, Defra issued their latest Minimum Operating Standards...
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Memorial service to celebrate the life and career of Tim Stockdale
January 16, 2019
A Memorial Service to celebrate the life and career of Tim Stockdale is to be held at 11am on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at: The Indoor Cricket School Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground Abington Avenue Northampton NN1 4PR  All are welcome.  Indications of attendance can be emailed to information@timstockdale.co.uk . ...
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A STERLING YEAR FOR BRITISH BRED EQUINES CELEBRATED  AT   THE BRITISH BREEDERS’ AWARDS DINNER AND CEREMONY
January 14, 2019
On Saturday 12th January, breeders of the top British-bred horses from around the country converged in London at the Grange City Hotel, for the British Breeders Dinner and Awards Ceremony, organised by the British Horse Foundation (BHF). There has been much to celebrate for British...
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