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Ben Maher stars in new episode of “Daisy Dines With”, exclusively on Horse & Country’s streaming service, H&C+
January 19, 2022
Daisy Dines With is one of the most popular shows on H&C, regularly offering unique insights into the life and times of legends of the equestrian world. The latest episode, featuring Olympic showjumping superstar Ben Maher, is no exception. In a wide-ranging interview with presenter...
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National Equine Forum announces 30th Birthday programme
January 18, 2022
The National Equine Forum (NEF) has announced an exciting and practical programme to celebrate its 30th birthday in March 2022. Currently the intention is to hold a hybrid event at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), with a reduced number of attendees and the opportunity...
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Equine Export Update
January 15, 2022
From the 15th January 2022, to export horses abroad you will require a CPH number. This CPH number will be required to be inputted on to the Defra Health Certificates issued by your official vet (OV). The form that will need to be completed and returned can...
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Reallocated Pony Premier Shows
January 14, 2022
The Winter Pony Premier Shows which were due to take place at Keysoe Equestrian Centre have now been reallocated as follows: The Winter 128/138cm Pony Premier will now take place at Bury Farm Equestrian Club on the 26 - 27 February 2022. The 148cm Pony Premier will...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for CSIO5* Abu Dhabi FEI Nations Cup
January 13, 2022
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO5* Nations Cup in Abu Dhabi, the following squad have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 19th and 23rd January 2022 at the Abu...
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Joseph Trunkfield claims top spot in SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex
January 07, 2022
With a solid double clear, Joseph Trunkfield from The Blythe, Stafford claimed first place in the sixth SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier of the season held at Science Supplements Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex on Wednesday, riding Julie Suter’s 9 year old grey mare Evy. The thirty-three initial...
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Erin Bartle from Mid Glamorgan is November’s NAF Shining Star
January 06, 2022
Fifteen year-old Erin Bartle from Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan has been awarded the NAF Shining Star for November. Erin recently took the ride on a friend’s pony Aberhendre Jacydo a fourteen year-old black gelding and has shown great determination and hard work which led coach Candice...
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Harry Charles heads the FEI U25 World Ranking List
January 06, 2022
22 year-old Harry Charles from Alton, Hampshire has topped the FEI Longines U25 World Ranking list following his incredible performance at the London International Horse show in December.  The week before Christmas saw Harry see out the year, which had already been a phenomenal one for...
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Jack Whitaker claims victory in the Winter Grand Prix at Science Supplements Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex Ltd
January 05, 2022
Last night saw Science Supplements Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex Ltd host the sixth Winter Grand Prix at their Winter Classic Show and it was Jack Whitaker from Whatton, Nottingham riding Negredo de Muze owned by his father Michael Whitaker who claimed victory. A starting field of...
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Jan 2022 -  The Jump North Tour:  Four Tournaments – Two Venues
January 02, 2022
  The Jump North Tour is a first-of-a-kind, joint offering from Northcote Stud and Aintree International Equestrian Centre.  Providing four British Showjumping events that will run in succession the Jump North Tour will allow  members to travel to the North of England and have the opportunity to...
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British Showjumping Office – 2021 Christmas Closure
December 23, 2021
The British Showjumping office will be closed from 12:00pm on Friday 24 December 2021 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 4 January 2022.  The website and Members Online area will still be available for those wishing to purchase tickets, join or amend their membership...
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Members Council positions available for nomination
December 22, 2021
  British Showjumping are currently seeking nominations for vacant Members Council positions. The Members Council is a group that ensures representation from across the country as well as including the main stakeholders of the sport. For devolved funding reasons Scotland and Wales need to be defined by...
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Cancellation notice – Pony Finals at Keysoe
December 22, 2021
  It is with regret that the three Pony Finals scheduled to take place later this month have been cancelled. The Finals were all due to run at the Pony Show due to take place between the 27 – 30 December at Keysoe International.  Due to the...
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BEF New post-Christmas Covid advice issued for Wales, Scotland and England
December 22, 2021
New post-Christmas Covid advice issued for Wales, Scotland and England Wales The Wales First Minister has announced new restrictions for Wales to help control the spread of the new Omicron Covid variant. As of Boxing Day (26 December), no spectators be permitted at any sporting events...
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Harry Charles dominates in London
December 20, 2021
It’s been a phenomenal two days for 22 year-old Harry Charles, from Alton Hampshire at the London International Horse Show.  Yesterday saw him win the World Cup qualifier on the 11 year-old mare Stardust and this evening, he brought the show to a close when...
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Jodie Hall-McAteer claims the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship at The London International Horse Show
December 20, 2021
  Twenty-one year old Jodie Hall-McAteer retained the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship title this evening at the London International Horse Show taking place at the ExCel Arena. Jodie, from Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, claimed the resounding win aboard Mademoiselle A, a nine-year-old grey mare owned...
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Brilliant Brash Brings It Home
December 19, 2021
  The Martin Collins Enterprises Christmas Tree Stakes was run under a unique format whereby the 25 competitors were drawn into six groups. The winner of each group, based on faults and time, went through to a final jump-off, accompanied by the two fastest losers across...
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Harry Charles wins the London 5* World Cup Qualifier
December 19, 2021
  The London leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier didn’t disappoint this afternoon at the ExCel arena when 22 year-old Harry Charles, from Alton in Hampshire, claimed the win after what was an incredibly exciting and hard fought jump-off and exactly twenty years after...
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Jack Whitaker wins the Longines Christmas Cracker
December 18, 2021
  Another Whitaker added their name to the roll of honour at The London International Horse Show this evening when Jack Whitaker, the youngest in the class, and Valmy de la Lande pulled off one of the only two double clears in the 1.55m Longines Christmas...
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Robert Murphy awarded the Ella Popely Mentorship Award
December 18, 2021
  Robert Murphy from Preston, Lancashire has been awarded the Ella Popely Mentorship Award for 2022 at the London International Horse Show this afternoon. The mentorship, which was set up in honour of young rider Ella Popely who sadly lost her life in 2016, is offered...
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Great Britain dominate on Day Two at the London International Horse Show
December 17, 2021
The opening CSI5* contest of the day was a two-phase competition whereby all those clear over the first seven fences went on to the second phase against the clock. The first to mount a challenge, Great Britain’s John Whitaker, a legend of the sport, laid...
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Mr Blue Sky shines on a new era for the London International Horse Show
December 16, 2021
  The famous Puissance wall took centre stage at ExCeL London for today’s Evening Performance when GBR’s Guy Williams, jumping 2.10m, took the win. And there was a double Swiss victory when Martin Fuchs scored a win in both the Santa Stakes and the Christmas Pudding Stakes. The LeMieux...
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December 2021 Keysoe 2* International Round Up
December 16, 2021
  Adrian Speight saved the best until last with Judith Whitham’s consistent Millfield Baloney and, after settling for second the first two days in the 1.40m and 1.45m, commandeered victory in the 2* grand prix to conclude Keysoe 2* International on a high. Thirty-one competitors came forward...
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Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022 Europe Division 1 team allocations confirmed
December 15, 2021
Allocation of teams to Europe Division 1 events for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2022 series have been confirmed this week. The 10 teams competing in Division 1 for the 2022 season includes freshly promoted Czech Republic – taking the place of Italy who have...
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Harrison Ashton presents a sneak preview of the London International Horse Show’s new home in Harrison Goes To London, exclusively on H&C+
December 15, 2021
For the first time in 49 years, The London International Horse Show (LIHS) is vacating its home at the Olympia Grand Hall and moving to a new venue, London Excel. In this exclusive new show, H&C favourite Harrison Ashton goes behind the scenes, with LIHS’s...
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Harry Charles & Borsato claim major win in Geneva
December 11, 2021
  It was a tremendous win for Harry Charles and the 15 year-old gelding Borsato in Geneva earlier today when they won the challenging Cupe de Geneve competition which also serves as the final Grand Prix qualifier. From the field of thirty starters they were one of...
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Ben Maher & Explosion victorious in Geneva
December 11, 2021
  Just months after their Tokyo 2020 Individual Gold medal win Ben Maher (GBR) and Explosion W were back centre stage this evening when the claimed victory in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in Geneva. Their double clear, one of only two achieved, in a time...
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Government’s COVID Plan B brought in for England
December 10, 2021
  The government announced on Wednesday that England will move to ‘Plan B’ in response to the risks of the Omicron COVID variant. For those living in England, this means: From 10 December, face coverings will be required by law in most indoor settings. From 13 December, office workers...
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British Showjumping Spring Championships Awarded to Northcote Stud
December 08, 2021
  British Showjumping is pleased to announce that their Spring Championships have been awarded to Northcote Stud in Blackburn, Lancashire and will run between 24 – 27 March 2022. There will be a total of eight Winter Championships contested throughout the four days of competition; six of...
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Don't miss the action: The London International Horse Show announces live TV and streaming schedule
December 07, 2021
New broadcast deal with BBC also agreed The London International Horse Show today announced its TV broadcast and online streaming schedule which will be seen by both national and international audiences. High worldwide viewing demand is anticipated for the popular Christmas Show which continues to be the most...
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Emma-Jo Slater wins SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at Arena UK
December 06, 2021
On Sunday, Arena UK played host to the third SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier during their Winter Classic and it was Emma-Jo Slater from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire who claimed the top spot riding the 5 year old bay mare Kimba Time owned by Kim Barzilay.   A...
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Holly Smith takes the win in the Winter Grand Prix at Arena UK
December 06, 2021
This weekend saw Arena UK host the fourth Winter Classic Show with the Winter Grand Prix taking place on Saturday 4th December and it was Holly Smith from Loughborough, Leicestershire riding Billy Sarafina owned by Dean Vernon who took the win. A starting field of twenty...
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Matthew Sampson and Geneve R win the CSI3* CHG Grand Prix at Autumn MET III 2021
December 06, 2021
It was a sixty strong starting field that came forward yesterday to conclude the second week of the 2021 Autumn MET III in Oliva Nova, Spain in the CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix. The course designed by Javier Trenor proved challenging with just seven combinations navigating a...
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Ben Maher & Explosion W both acknowledged at the Horse & Hound Awards in partnership with NAF
December 02, 2021
  Ben Maher and Explosion W  both picked up awards at last night’s Horse & Hound Awards 2021 in partnership with NAF. After the 2020 virtual awards, the sponsors and guests were all excited to return to a glittering in-person celebration, held last night (Wednesday, 1 December)...
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Olympic Champions Ben Maher and Explosion W Among Those to be Honoured at The London International Horse Show
November 25, 2021
Ben Maher MBE and his Olympic gold medal-winning partner, Explosion W, have been confirmed to be part of the celebratory parade hosted by The London International Horse Show, taking place from 16-20 December 2021. The parade, which will take place during the afternoon performance on...
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Tabitha Morgan-Evans from Suffolk is October’s NAF Shining Star
November 24, 2021
Nine year-old Tabitha Morgan-Evans from Newmarket, Suffolk has been awarded the NAF Shining Star for October. A recent new member to the Suffolk Academy, Tabitha has shown great maturity and is always supportive of her team mates which led lead coach Mia Palles-Clark to nominate...
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Equi-Youth Coaching: producing coaches to inspire and develop the urban rider
November 23, 2021
  Great coaches produce great athletes and British Equestrian has a commitment to work with our member bodies and the wider industry to ensure everyone has access to qualified coaching. As part of this pledge, we’re excited to share our latest initiative, Equi-Youth Coaching. Funded by...
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Adrian Speight wins SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at Morris Equestrian Centre Ltd
November 22, 2021
On Saturday, Morris Equestrian Centre Ltd played host to the third SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier and it was Adrian Speight from Grimsby, North Lincolnshire who claimed the top spot with his own Forever Business, a 5 year-old bay mare. There was some tough competition in the...
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Millie Allen claims the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Qualifier at Morris Equestrian Centre Ltd
November 22, 2021
The third and final Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Qualifier took place on Friday evening during the Winter Classic Show at Morris Equestrian Centre Ltd,  Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. The qualifier saw the three highest placed under 25 riders, disregarding those already qualified, gain a qualifying...
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London Knights Young Talent Victorious in €3.5 million Super Cup Final
November 22, 2021
London Knights have been crowned champions of the third GCL Super Cup today after an epic afternoon of sporting drama, unprecedented pressure and history-making rounds in one of the more dramatic show jumping competitions. Owners, riders, trainers and team managers praised the GCL Super...
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Ben Maher and Explosion finish 3rd in  €1.25 million LGCT Champions Super Grand Prix
November 21, 2021
Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward were declared winners of the third edition of the spectacular Longines Global Champions Tour after they faced down extraordinary pressure. The €1.25 million showdowns took place in front of a sell-out crowd at the O2 Arena...
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James Wilson wins the CSIO3* FEI Grand Prix in Vilamoura
November 19, 2021
It was a fifty-five strong starting field that came forward this afternoon to contest the 1.50m Grand Prix in Vilamoura, Portugal. The course proved challenging with just ten combinations navigating a first round clear to qualify for the jump-off. Two of the ten were carrying the...
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British Equestrian’s Young Professionals Programme welcomes new cohort of aspiring equestrian entrepreneurs
November 19, 2021
British Equestrian has inducted a fifth cohort into its Young Professionals Programme, which aims to help young people build a wider skill set to support their personal and career development in the equestrian industry. The 12-month Young Professionals Programme, which is delivered in collaboration with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, has been...
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Pony Finals relocated to Keysoe Pony Show, December 2021
November 18, 2021
  British Showjumping is pleased to announce that the Pony Finals which were due to take place at Liverpool International Horse Show have now been relocated. The Keysoe Pony Show in Bedfordshire that runs between 28 – 30 December 2021 will now include the 128cm, 138cm and...
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Defra reminder re Transporter Authorisations
November 17, 2021
Defra have been in contact with British Equestrian with a reminder about the need to renew transporter authorisations because a significant number are due for renewal in 2022 (authorisations must be renewed every five years). They’ve asked if British Equestrian and the member bodies can do...
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Dodson & Horrell National Amateur and Veteran Championships 2021
November 15, 2021
The 2021 Dodson & Horrell National Amateur and Veteran Championships returned to its very best post Covid restrictions at Aintree International Equestrian Centre with evening entertainment of quiz night, singing and dinner dance, a fabulous atmosphere, rugs, sashes and presentations with spraying champagne.  More than...
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Derek Mccoppin wins SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at Keysoe International Ltd
November 09, 2021
Twenty seven of the starting field in the SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at Keysoe International Ltd navigated a first round clear across the course designed by Ben Townley with ten going on to scoop a double clear. Derek Mccoppin from Longfield, Kent claimed first place...
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Millie Allen claims the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Qualifier at Keysoe International Ltd
November 08, 2021
The second Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Qualifier took place on Friday evening during the Winter Classic Show at Keysoe International Ltd in Bedfordshire. The qualifier saw the three highest placed under 25 riders, disregarding those already qualified, gain a qualifying ticket for the Voltaire...
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November 07, 2021
  It was a forty-five strong field this afternoon that came forward to contest the 1.50m Grand Prix course in Vilamoura, Portugal with a prize fund of just over €40,000. Despite the large field there were only ten combinations that managed to navigate the first round clear to qualify...
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ReTrain to ReTain: New funding available for coaches
November 04, 2021
As part of their Great Coaching Comeback campaign, UK Coaching in partnership with CIMSPA and EMDUK, has launched a new initiative ReTrain to ReTain, funded by Sport England. The fully-funded scheme aims to provide skills, training, and targeted support for 25,000 volunteer coaches, as well as 25,000 sport...
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