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Four riders share top spot in the STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Second Round at Kelsall Hill Equestrian
July 17, 2024
The Summer Pony Premier at Kelsall Hill Equestrian showcased the penultimate STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Second Round competition of 2024. The event drew 32 riders to compete in the class and tackle the initial round, with five combinations jumping clear in the first round. Progressing through to the...
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Aimee Paxton takes the win in the penultimate Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Kelsall Hill.
July 17, 2024
The Summer Pony Premier at Kelsall Hill Equestrian hosted the penultimate Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round of 2024, as young riders and their ponies vied for a spot at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) final. An impressive 70 riders entered the arena,...
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Five Horses Gain Qualification to Contend for the Prestige Italia Big Star Bonus
July 16, 2024
At Arena UK, 42 horses competed in the last Prestige Italia Big Star Championship Qualifier, vying for their opportunity to contend for the Big Star Bonus at the Prestige Italia Six-Year-Old Championship Final, scheduled to be held at the British Young Horse Championships in Hickstead...
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Joe Trunkfield and Tankardstown No Diggity Triumph at Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round
July 16, 2024
Arena UK played host to the final Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round competition, setting the stage for the Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships next month at Stoneleigh A total of 56 horse and rider combinations tackled Course Designers’ Neil Foster and Declan Perry’s...
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Ben Maher scoops a win at Valkenswaard on Ginger-Blue as we round up this week’s International results
July 15, 2024
Ben Maher secured victory in the 4* 1.50m in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, with the tiniest of margins on Ginger-Blue. Following heavy rain the day before, blue skies and sunshine greeted the 31 riders in this Grand Prix qualifier as they faced the 12-fence 1.50m speed track designed...
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Great Britain land Team Silver at the FEI European Championships for Veterans in a hot competition under the blistering Italian sun
July 12, 2024
Great Britain claimed Team Silver at the FEI European Jumping Championships for Veterans in the glorious but hot Italian setting at San Giovanni in Marignano. Temperatures sizzled at 39 degrees centigrade, but the riders and horses adjusted to jump into an early third place in the...
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Oliver Tuff flies to first place in the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Horse of the Year Show Grade C Qualifier
July 12, 2024
Bicton Arena played host to the seventh British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Horse of the Year Show Grade C Qualifier of 2024. The competition featured a challenging 12-fence track designed by Rafael Suarez, over which, only five of the starting 24 combinations managed to secure a clear...
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British Equestrian invites young athletes to apply for its World Class Programme for 2025–2027
July 11, 2024
The British Equestrian World Class Programme is inviting up-and-coming athletes with ambitions to compete on future senior equestrian teams to put themselves forward for consideration to join the Podium Potential Pathway (P3) squad for 2025–2027. Now embedded into the equestrian performance pathway, the aim of the...
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Equine Welfare
July 11, 2024
Following concerns raised about a cryotherapy unit being advertised for use at a British Showjumping affiliated show, the National Sport Committee have agreed to follow the FEI and the below rule addition is effective from Thursday, 11th July 2024 at 11.00hrs. Rule 97.2 Prohibited Supportive Therapies...
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Simon Buckley takes the win in the penultimate Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Bicton Arena
July 11, 2024
The penultimate Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round unfolded on Sunday evening at Bicton Arena. The competition saw 36 horse and rider combinations riding for top spot over a challenging course designed by Rafael Suarez. Simon Buckley emerged victorious, as he guided Millfield Hickson, owned by...
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British Showjumping’s Team Audevard announced for CSIO5* Hickstead FEI Nations Cup
July 10, 2024
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO5* Agria Nations Cup of Great Britain at Hickstead, the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team Audevard. The competition takes place between the 24 – 28 July 2024...
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Equestrian teams named for Paris 2024
July 10, 2024
On behalf of the British Olympic Association (BOA), British Equestrian has named the teams of three and alternate combinations in the dressage, eventing and jumping competitions that make up equestrian at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Team athlete names are listed alphabetically, and the running...
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British Showjumping’s Pony Squad announced for Pony European Championship
July 08, 2024
The following youth squad has been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping European Championship for Ponies. The competition takes place between 23 – 28 July 2024 at Sentower Park, Opglabbeek (BEL). Katie Bradburne, from Berkshire, with the eight-year-old bay mare Wetspoint Foreign Affair,...
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Donald Whitaker races to a Spruce Meadows North American win
July 08, 2024
Donald Whitaker recorded his first win at the Spruce Meadows North American meeting to add his name to a Spruce Meadows trophy like his legendary uncles John and Michael Whitaker. It was no mean feat, but Donald had an added incentive as close friend and fellow...
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British Showjumping’s Youth Squads announced for Youth European Championship
July 08, 2024
The following three youth squads have been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping European Championship for Young Riders, Juniors, and Children. The competition takes place between 15 – 21 July 2024 at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre, Kronenberg (NED). Juniors Sophie Evans, from Staffordshire, with...
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Chloe Templeton takes top spot in the Events Though A Lens Talent Seeker Qualifier at Scottish Summer Extravaganza
July 05, 2024
The fourth Events Through A Lens Talent Seeker Incorporating the Seven-Year-Old Championship Qualifier took place at the Scottish Summer Extravaganza this week and 80 riders took to the arena in an attempt to secure their qualification to the final. Course Designer Shaun Sands’ 1.30m first round track...
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Great Britain’s Team Audevard claim third in a hard-fought Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup at Aachen
July 05, 2024
Great Britain’s Team Audevard finished in third place on the podium in a relentlessly tight, closely contested Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup at the iconic CHIO Aachen arena in Germany. Ten teams ran in this high-octane competition and, with the Olympics just one month away, many nations –...
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Aileen Craig is victorious in the Redpost Equestrian Foxhunter Second Round at the Scottish Summer Extravaganza
July 04, 2024
The Redpost Equestrian Foxhunter Seconds Rounds continued this week at the Scottish Summer Extravaganza, with Aileen Craig taking top spot riding her own C&N Lockdown. 43 combinations came forward over course designer Shaun Sand’s 1.30m track and the competition was fierce, with half of the starting...
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Holly West wins STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round at Kelsall Hill Equestrian
July 02, 2024
The STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre played host to 24 young riders and their ponies. Of the starting 24, seven competitors made it clear through course designer Peter Gillespie’s first two rounds to reach the final jump-off. Holly West emerged victorious,...
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9 Horses Gain Qualification to Contend for the Prestige Italia Big Star Bonus
July 01, 2024
30 horses jumped at Pyecombe Horse Show in the penultimate Prestige Italia Big Star Championship Qualifier, aiming for contention of the Big Star Bonus at the Prestige Italia Six-Year-Old Championship Final at the Young Horse Show, taking place at Hickstead in August. The 9 combinations to achieve...
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Gemma Ellison takes her maiden win in the International Stairway at Royal Norfolk Show
July 01, 2024
The penultimate International Stairway League took place last week at the Royal Norfolk Show where Gemma Ellison was crowned the fifth winner of the 2024 series, riding her own Helsinki VDL. “It is my first year following the Stairway series as I have another mare who...
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Hollie Gerken dominates in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Chard Equestrian
July 01, 2024
Chard Equestrian played host to the penultimate Summer Pony Premier of 2024, and true to form, Hollie Gerken achieved an impressive 1st and 2nd finish in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round. With a starting list of 80 horse and rider combinations, Course Designer Nigel...
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Hollie Gerken secures second STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Second Round win of 2024 at Chard Equestrian
July 01, 2024
This weekend saw the STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Second Round at Chard Equestrian. The competition was intense, and the course proved challenging, with only three riders managing to clear the first round. Heading into the second round the riders knew they were guaranteed a top-three finish and...
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Rule Britannia! Matt Sampson reigns at Spruce Meadows with victory in the Pan American Grand Prix on Daniel
July 01, 2024
Matt Sampson ruled at Spruce Meadows Pan American, taking victory in the feature 5* Pan American Cup presented by Rolex at the iconic Calgary, Canada venue. There were tears of joy as Matt hailed Davenport Stud’s 16-year-old stallion Daniel as “one of the most incredible horses”...
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William Fletcher secures win in British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Horse of the Year Show Grade C Qualifier at Royal Norfolk.
July 01, 2024
The Royal Norfolk Show hosted the latest British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Horse of the Year Show Grade C Qualifier, where William Fletcher emerged victorious, securing two more qualifications for the final. Fletcher, who has already qualified two horses for the Horse of the Year Show final,...
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Paul Barker lifts the 2024 British Masters title at South View Equestrian Centre
July 01, 2024
Paul Barker landed the Windmill Farm Estates British Masters Grand Prix at South View Equestrian Centre with his reigning Winter National 1.35m Champion, Green Grass. “He’s been very consistent recently but ended up second a few times, it was nice to win one,” said Paul. Course-designer Gillian...
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