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Legendary Arko III passes away at the age of 27
January 20, 2021
Sad news.  The legendary Arko III has passed away at the age of 27.  This iconic full-of-presence stallion accumulated winnings of £1.2million in his lifetime, was crowned number 1 in Europe for three consecutive years and won the richest prize of the showjumping world in 2008...
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British Showjumping Member Update – Winter Qualifiers & Finals 2021
January 20, 2021
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Podcast News Update - 19th January 2021
January 19, 2021
Listen to the latest podcast where CEO Iain Graham gives host Adam Cromarty an update about the current national lockdown, the steps that are being put in place to ensure the sport can resume as quickly as restrictions allow, qualifying events and much more. Adam also...
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2021 British Breeding Stallion Event will go ahead - Virtually
January 13, 2021
2021 British Breeding Stallion Event will go ahead - Virtually British Breeding have announced that their annual Stallion Event will go ahead in a new virtual format.  Sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds in association with the Competition Stallions Guide, the event will now be delivered by...
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Blue Chip discount IS BACK for ALL Blue Light card holders.
January 07, 2021
In tough times, AGAIN, Blue Chip are pleased to support key and critical workers across all the emergency services and social care. For a third lockdown, Blue Chip have announced discounts for all Blue Light card holders, or those with an online account. Tom Dalby, CEO...
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COVID-19 Update for Coaches
January 07, 2021
  British Showjumping have received clarity from their insurers SEIB in respect of training activity being undertaken independently by coaches, who are recognised and listed with the Association, during this period of national lockdown. The advice being given to all those that meet the criteria above and...
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British Showjumping – 5th January National Lockdown
January 05, 2021
Yesterday’s announcement by the UK Government and the First Minister of Scotland to increase measures to combat the current COVID-19 pandemic by introducing a national lockdown until mid-February will see the suspension of all British Showjumping organised activities until the measures have been lifted. During the...
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BEF COVID update: 05 January 2021
January 05, 2021
  All home nations are now under lockdown restrictions across the United Kingdom, with the exception of some offshore islands. Across the four countries, the message is to ‘stay at home’ and only go out for essential reasons such as work that cannot be done from...
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GB’s Matthew Sampson Claim Top Honors in $50,000 Equiline Holiday Finale Grand Prix whilst Jessica Mendoza takes 2nd
January 04, 2021
  Competition came to an end at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on Sunday in the International Arena with the $50,000 Equiline Holiday Finale Grand Prix. Thirty-four riders representing 11 nations competed over the course designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA). Last to go in the...
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BEF COVID-19 Update 30th December 2020 : more areas of England move to Tier 4
December 30, 2020
  Additional areas of England will be moved into Tier 4 status as of 00.01 31 December the Sectary of State has just announced. The following areas will move up a level: Leicester City Leicestershire (Oadby and Wigston, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Blaby, Charnwood, North West Leicestershire, Melton) Lincolnshire (City...
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Horse movements advice from Defra
December 24, 2020
  In the interest of protecting animal welfare, and with the possibility of traffic disruption in Kent after 1st January 2021, Defra would strongly advise equine transporters to consider using vehicles with a combined weight of less than 7.5 tonnes, enabling them to proceed to the...
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British Showjumping Office – 2020 Christmas Closure
December 23, 2020
The British Showjumping office will be closed from 12:30pm on Thursday 24 December 2020 and will reopen at 9am on Monday 4 January 2021. In the case of an emergency, should you need to contact British Showjumping during this period, please email press@britishshowjumping.co.uk. We would like to take...
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FEI and ClipMyHorse.TV join forces
December 22, 2020
FEI and ClipMyHorse.TV join forces on equestrian live streaming The FEI and ClipMyHorse.TV (CMH.TV) have entered into an agreement that is set to change the future landscape of the global governing body’s live streaming services to millions of equestrian fans worldwide. CMH.TV is one of...
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Brexit: Status of UK studbooks confirmed
December 22, 2020
  The EU has confirmed that it will recognise all UK studbooks once the post-Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December. This means that horses with a studbook passport can be considered as registered equines and will not need an additional UK Government-issued...
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Hartpury Winter Classic Show - Round-Up
December 21, 2020
The Winter Classic Show at Hartpury University (18 – 20 December) saw Oliver Fletcher and the consistent Hello Disckoboy D.N. take top spot in the Grand Prix against forty-five determined combinations. Oliver from Oxfordshire, and the 12 year old grey gelding owned by Lady Kirkham & Lady...
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COVID-19: Updated restrictions across the home nations
December 21, 2020
  The nations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will all have tightening of COVID-19 restrictions, either with immediate effect or in the coming days, so members of equestrian industry are urged to familiarise themselves with the changes. From all leaders, the overriding message is to observe: Stay...
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British Showjumping COVID-19 statement - 20th December 2020
December 20, 2020
Following the various Government announcements in the last 24 hours regarding travel can we please remind all members in Scotland, England and Wales to follow the guidance relevant to their part of the country/region. We are continuing to run affiliated competition and activities where this is...
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UK Sport funding for British Equestrian Tokyo campaign secure
December 18, 2020
British Equestrian’s Olympic and Paralympic disciplines received an early Christmas present today with the news from UK Sport that investment for Tokyo is secure, enabling our athletes and support teams to continue to prepare for the Games with confidence. Indicative funding for the Paris cycle for...
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Blue Chip Championship 2020 Cancelled - Statement 17.12.20
December 17, 2020
Please find below a statement from the Show Organisers of the Blue Chip Championships. It is with great sadness and disappointment that following recent developments and today's announcement by the Government regarding the spread of Covid-19 that the Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships that were...
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Keysoe & Arena UK Winter Classic Shows – Rescheduled
December 14, 2020
  The Winter Classic Shows which were due to take place at Keysoe in Bedfordshire and Arena UK in Grantham have now been rescheduled January and February 2021 respectively. The Keysoe Winter Classic will now take place between the 21 – 24 January and the Arena UK...
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Dodson & Horrell Amateur & Veteran Championships 2020 Rescheduled for May 2021
December 14, 2020
The postponed Amateur & Veteran Championships, sponsored by Dodson & Horrell, that were due to run between the 9 – 14 November at the Aintree Equestrian Centre have now been rescheduled to take place at the same venue between the 17 – 22 May 2021. The...
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LUCINDA GREEN WINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT & NICK SKELTON WINS MOMENT OF THE DECADE AT THE  HORSE & HOUND AWARDS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NAF
December 10, 2020
  Lucinda Green took top billing at this year’s Horse & Hound Awards in partnership with NAF, winning the Horse & Hound Lifetime Achievement Award. The 12 award winners were announced in online ceremonies on Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December, with equestrian fans around...
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A Festive Blue Chip Championship 2020!
December 09, 2020
Entries are open for the re-scheduled Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships which are to be held at the impressive Hartpury Arena between 28 December 2020 and 2 January 2021.   The prestigious show with its own special “Blue Chip Magic” will be held...
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MEMBERS COUNCIL POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR NOMINATION
December 09, 2020
  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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Carron Nicol wins the Grand Prix at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex
December 08, 2020
The Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex show which took place between the 3 – 7 December, just after the national lockdown finished, saw not only good entries and but also strong competition take place.  Incorporating some reallocated winter qualifiers at the last minute it was great...
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Charles Owen form a Business Partnership with British Showjumping as ‘Official Helmet Sponsor’
December 08, 2020
In an exciting new collaboration, British helmet manufacturer, Charles Owen, has formed a new partnership with British Showjumping as the first Official Helmet Sponsor. In doing so, Charles Owen will become a key partner in driving more safety awareness in the sport as well as...
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COVID 19 Protocols – Member Responsibility
December 01, 2020
Ahead of sport resumption on the 2nd December we would like to take this opportunity to remind members of their legal and social responsibility in respect of current COVID-19 protocols. It is of vital importance, to all involved in the sport and the wider community, that...
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Holly Smith & Denver win 3* Grand Prix in Spain
November 29, 2020
It was a well deserved victory for Holly Smith, from Leicestershire, this afternoon when she won the CSIO3* Sunshine Tour Grand Prix in Vejer de la Frontera in Spain. The 1.50m course, designed by Javier Trenor, was a testing one which in the first round asked...
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ONLEY GROUNDS TO HOST ADDITIONAL WINTER CLASSIC QUALIFIERS
November 27, 2020
With the resumption of sport being allowed from the 2nd December, Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex in Rugby will now play host to the Winter Classic qualifiers that were due to take place at the cancelled Arena UK show scheduled to run between the  4 –...
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Ride Out Racism and The DHD Foundation launch social campaign #IAMPARTOFTHECHANGE
November 26, 2020
Reece McCook, social campaigner and the founder of Ride Out Racism, has teamed up with Daisy Honeybunn and her husband Pravin Mukhi, founders of the DHD Foundation, to create #IAMPARTOFTHECHANGE, a campaign to increase diversity and inclusion throughout the equestrian industry.   Explaining his experience...
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BEF update: Activity in England post-lockdown
November 26, 2020
  The government announced details of the revised three tier alert system for England earlier today and which areas would fall into each tier. The positive news is that equestrian activity can largely continue within number and setting restrictions based on the area’s tier level. Current...
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Brexit and what we know about travelling horses to Europe
November 25, 2020
Brexit: what we know about travelling horses to Europe after 1 January 2021 Just 38 days remain until the end of the transition period for leaving the European Union, and if you work, ride, compete, travel or trade in Europe, a number of changes are coming...
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Hello M'Lady is the FEI Horse of the Month
November 21, 2020
Congratulations to the team behind Hello M'Lady, owned by Lady Kirkham and Lady Harris and ridden by Scott Brash, following the FEI announcing her as their Horse of the Month for November. The 14 year-old mare and Scott Brash are one of Great Britain's most successful partnerships...
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Equissage Pulse renew sponsorship of the Senior British Novice Championship for 2021
November 20, 2020
Internationally renowned equine therapy company, Equissage Pulse, will be continuing with their sponsorship of the British Showjumping Senior British Novice Championship for 2021. The Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Championship is the highest contested senior series in the national showjumping calendar and it is for registered...
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Olympia, the London International Horse Show goes online!
November 18, 2020
Today Olympia, The London International Horse Show goes online bringing all the fun of Olympia into your home. While you may not be able to visit the Show in person this year, the Olympia organisers are bringing the show to you. The Olympia Online website is...
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GB’s Team NAF finish joint 3rd in Vilamoura CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
November 17, 2020
It was a joint 3rd place finish for Great Britain today in the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup competition at the Clube Hipico de Vilamoura in Portugal. Riding under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF, the team of four finished on a total score of 16...
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Nupafeed Supplements to sponsor the Senior Discovery Championship for 2021
November 17, 2020
Equine supplement company, Nupafeed, has confirmed that it will continue with its sponsorship of the British Showjumping Senior Discovery Championship for 2021, marking seven consecutive years of alignment. Imported from Germany, Nupafeed’s equine supplements combine advanced scientific research with the highest quality ingredients to make their...
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BEF update: Defra clarification
November 12, 2020
Please find below the latest update from the BEF: BEF update: Defra clarification We received an update late on Thursday from Defra and DCMS via the British Horse Council and British Horse Society following our combined request for clarification on the recent legislation concerning the National Restrictions...
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FEI Awards 2020 celebrate a decade of equestrian excellence
November 10, 2020
If you had the chance to choose, who would be your favourites from the winners over the past decade of FEI Awards? Well now you have that opportunity! In a year when our sport has been brought to a standstill by the pandemic, we are looking...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Vejer de la Frontera CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
November 10, 2020
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, the following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 25th – 29th November...
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BEF revised update: England lockdown, travel in Scotland and post-firebreak advice in Wales
November 06, 2020
BEF revised update: England lockdown, travel in Scotland and post-firebreak advice in Wales 6th November 2020 Please note: the guidance below was released on 5 November and subsequently updated on 6 November, changed text is indicated in red. At midnight, England went into national lockdown for a...
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BEF update: England lockdown, travel in Scotland and post-firebreak advice in Wales
November 05, 2020
Please find below the latest BEF update with regards to equestrianism during the period of lockdown. For British Showjumping this means a total cessation of British Showjumping activity in England from 5th November to 2nd December inclusive. Competitions and training in Scotland may continue in line...
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British Showjumping Update: Clarification is being sought on new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions
November 03, 2020
Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday that a national lockdown will commence in England on Thursday 5 November, British Showjumping is working with British Equestrian to provide members with an update as soon as possible. British Equestrian is seeking clarity on aspects of the...
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June Warren – (15/6/1923 – 29/10/2020)
October 31, 2020
  It is with a heavy heart that British Showjumping share the news of June Warren’s passing after a short illness and at the age of 97 years. June’s involvement in the sport has been a prolific one and her legacy is impressive.  Marrying her late husband...
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Dodson & Horrell Amateur & Veteran Championships 2020
October 31, 2020
15:00 hrs 31st October 2020 - Statement from British Showjumping regarding the 2020 Dodson & Horrell Amateur Veteran Championships It is with regret that British Showjumping announce the postponement of the Dodson & Horrell Amateur & Veteran Championships that were due to run between the...
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New dates for BETA International 2021
October 30, 2020
        BETA International is going full steam ahead with new dates lined up for its 2021 show. Organisers have announced that this leading trade buying and business event for the equestrian, pet and country sectors will now take place from Thursday 9 to...
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Leslie Squibb (August 1950 – Oct 2020)
October 30, 2020
  It is with great sadness that British Showjumping learn of the passing of Leslie Squibb, Chairman of the Squibb Group and longstanding sponsor and supporter of the sport. Leslie had an unbridled passion for showjumping which manifested itself through a 20 year-title sponsorship of the Pony...
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COVID-19 Protocols – Reminder re Member Responsibilities
October 30, 2020
  With the recently introduced government changes as to how coronavirus restrictions are being managed at a local level we would like to remind our members of their legal and social responsibility in respect of current COVID-19 protocols. As a sport, we have been in the fortunate...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Vilamoura CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
October 27, 2020
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup in Vilamoura, Portugal, the following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 16th – 19th November 2020 at the...
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Blue Chip Championships 2020
October 26, 2020
After the disappointment of having to cancel the Blue Chip Winter Championships last April due to the covid-19 lockdown which was obviously beyond our control, we have been exploring all of the available options for safely re-scheduling the championships. We are cautiously excited to...
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