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British riders feature strongly in the Pony Grand Prix of Compiegne
April 21, 2024
Britain’s pony riders, winners of the Nations Cup earlier in the week, were denied victory in the Pony Grand Prix at Compiegne’s Youth Festival, France, but filled five of the top seven places. Aimee Paxton, 15, was best in second place on Las Vegas ahead of...
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Great Britain lands second place in a hard-fought Children-on-Horses Nations Cup of Compiegne
April 21, 2024
A young British Children-on-Horses squad gave a good account of themselves in their first team competition to take equal second place in a close competition at the Youth Festival in Compiegne, France. Eleven teams of children aged 12 – 14 faced French course-designer Cedric Longis’ 12-fence...
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Macey Dean from Hampshire is the latest NAF Shining Star
April 19, 2024
Macey Dean, from Waterlooville, Hampshire, has been awarded the latest NAF Shining Star accolade. Macey, a member of the British Showjumping Hampshire Academy, was nominated for the award by her coach Claire Read. Thirteen-year-old Macey currently has one pony that she competes – an eight-year-old gelding...
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Great Britain command victory in the Pony Nations Cup of Compiegne
April 19, 2024
Great Britain returned victorious in the first of the season’s FEI Nations Cup Youth competitions in Compiegne, France, with a resounding zero score. Eight teams came forward to face French course-designer Cedric Longis’ 12-fence 1.30m track with Switzerland taking an early lead in the first half...
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British riders are still in the hunt in the Longines FEI World Cup Final
April 19, 2024
Luck wasn’t with Britain’s riders in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final leg II in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and all three made one mistake apiece. Seven of the 32 starters jumped initial clears and remarkably, the top two were a repeat of Leg one. World Number...
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FEI Jumping World Cup Final Round 1
April 18, 2024
Great Britain is in the running with three riders in the top 14 of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ben Maher is best of the British after round one over Frank Rothenberger’s 1.60m Table C Speed track, lying sixth with...
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Thrilling Weekend Kickstarts the STX-UK Pony British Novice Championship Second Round
April 16, 2024
This weekend marked the start of British Showjumping Summer Championship Second Round Competitions, with the STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round Competitions. On Saturday, April 13th, Golden Valley Equestrian commenced proceedings with 25 ponies and riders vying for qualification for the prestigious STX-UK Pony British Novice...
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British Showjumping’s Youth Teams announced for Nations Cup in Zduchovice, Czechia
April 16, 2024
The following three youth squads have been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup of Zduchovice. The competition takes place between 24th and 28th April 2024 at Jezdecké centrum Zduchovice, Czechia. Please note, the Childrens squad is provisional. Five riders...
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Robert Whitaker bags a win in Italy in this week’s International Round-up
April 15, 2024
Robert Whitaker hit immediate form in Gorla Minore, Italy, to seize victory in Friday’s 4* 1.50m on Evert. Seventy competitors came forward to tackle this world ranking two-phase track and the competition was hot. But they were no match for Robert and Caroline Blatchford’s 15-year-old Evert (Amadeus...
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Mark Edwards reclaims his Welsh Masters crown on the home-bred Flying Tinker
April 15, 2024
Welshman Mark Edwards regained his 2022 title to be crowned Welsh Master of 2024 in the top-billed Equestrian Surfaces Grand Prix at the Welsh Masters at the David Broome Event Centre in Chepstow with Flying Tinker II. Square oxers and skinny planks featured in course-designer Raf...
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Just for Schools Winter Championship Round-up
April 12, 2024
The Dixie Grammar School Equestrian Team are a force to be reckoned with and Jack Owens is a double Individual winner at the Just For Schools Winter Championships. The Dixie Grammar School Equestrian Team proved a force to be reckoned with in the Just For Schools...
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Support the British equestrian teams in their bid for Games glory
April 11, 2024
At an evening to celebrate 75 memorable years of Badminton Horse Trials held at the De Vere Tortworth Court, British Equestrian (BEF) and the British Equestrian Federation Fund (BEFF) launched their dedicated ‘Path to Paris Prize Draw’. Featuring some fantastic prizes with more in the...
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British Showjumping’s Youth Teams announced for Nations Cup in Compiegne, France
April 11, 2024
The following four youth squads have been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup of Compiegne. The competition takes place between 18th and 21st April 2024 at Stade Equestre Du Grand Parc, France. Pony Squad Hollie Gerken, from Essex, with the 12-year-old...
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Fields Wicker-Miurin appointed as Chair of British Equestrian
April 08, 2024
The British Equestrian (BEF) Board of Directors has appointed business leader Fields Wicker-Miurin OBE FKC as the new Chair of Great Britain’s national federation of equestrianism. She will take up the official position on 01 July 2024, following a handover period. Over a career spanning more...
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Robert Whitaker narrowly misses out on a win in Italy as we round up this week’s British results in Europe
April 08, 2024
Robert Whitaker eased Chatondo into second in the Silver Tour Final on the Toscana Tour in Arezzo, Italy, by a tiny margin. Fifteen of the original 77 starters returned for the jump-off in this 1.45m world ranking class with Robert and Caroline Blatchford’s Chacco-Blue x Cartoon...
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New Pony Champions are crowned at the Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships
April 08, 2024
New champions were crowned and one lucky rider retained her title in the exciting Pony Finals at the Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships at its new home, Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire. Emily Flockett gained the Blue Chip Pro Sparkle JC/JA Championship with one of only...
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Jamie Wingrove lifts the Blue Chip Grand Prix from the front at the Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships
April 08, 2024
In an exciting Gala night finale which had spectators oohing and aahing on the edge of their seats, Jamie Wingrove claimed the feature Blue Chip Grand Prix from the front with Viv Thompson’s Marvin at the Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships at its new home...
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New Year, new home!  The Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships will continue with their unique brand of traditions and atmosphere at Addington Equestrian Centre
April 02, 2024
The hugely popular Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships moves to its new venue at Addington Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire, in 2024, marking its fourth home since the show’s inception at the National Equestrian Centre’s indoor arena, Stoneleigh Park, 33 years ago. Now, after being based at...
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Siblings take centre stage at Pony of the Year Show
April 01, 2024
Sibling pairings shone in the limelight at the 26th Pony of the Year Show, Arena UK, with Sophia and Izabella Rogers and Thomas and Katie Bradburne all claiming a Grand Prix title each along with generous prizes of goodies and, of course, Easter Eggs. Sophia only...
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The Italian Job! Olli Fletcher scores a win with BP Pocahontas
April 01, 2024
Olli Fletcher scored a win at the start of his second week in Italy with BP Pocahontas. Olli finished just off the podium in the competitive world ranking classes in Busto Arsizio 3* with Hello William the previous week, taking fourth in both the 1.45m speed...
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