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LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW CANCELLATION STATEMENT
September 18, 2020
  It is with great sadness and regret that Bolesworth Events have taken the difficult decision to cancel Liverpool International Horse Show 2020. Over the past six months, the team have worked with the M&S Bank Arena to model a series of scenarios that would allow us...
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Cancellation of the Senior Qualifier Show at Wales & West – 15/09/2020 Update
September 15, 2020
Further to the announcement made on the 21st August it is with regret that it has not been possible, as had been hoped, to reschedule the following qualifiers: British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Grade C Qualifier Equitop GLME Senior Foxhunter Second Round Lord & Lady Equestrian Senior Newcomers Second...
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Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2020 - Cancellation Announcement
September 14, 2020
The Organising Committee of Olympia, The London International Horse Show announced today that with great regret it has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Show. Over the last few months, the Olympia organising team has been looking at multiple scenarios to try to stage...
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Scott Brash & Hello Jefferson 2nd in 5* Grand Prix of Valkenswaard
September 12, 2020
It was an afternoon of world class performances and exactly what the showjumping world had been missing since sport globally was impacted by Covid-19.  For Scott Brash with the 11 year-old Hello Jefferson, owned by Lady Kirkham and Lady Harris, it was a 2nd place...
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British Equestrian Update: new legal restrictions for England
September 10, 2020
The government has recently announced new restrictions in England which limit gatherings to a maximum of six people, enforceable by law, which come into effect on Monday 14 September. While this has implications for day-to-day life, British Equestrian has had confirmation via Sport England that...
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COVID-19 Member Protocols - September 2020 Update
September 10, 2020
We know that it is hugely important to everyone involved with British Showjumping that we can continue to safely run the sport. Following the Government announcement (9th September) regarding changes to the numbers who are allowed to meet in England we have received confirmation from Sport...
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Reallocation of the Pony Qualifier Show at Wales & West
September 08, 2020
The Pony Qualifier Show that was due to take place at the Wales & West Showground between the 18 – 20 September has been reallocated and will now take place at Chard Equestrian between the 26 – 27 September. Back on the 21 August, the First...
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Holly Smith wins the Science Supplements All England Grand Prix
September 06, 2020
Holly Smith became the second female rider to add her name to the roll of honour in the Science Supplements All England Grand Prix. The Grand Prix attracted a huge field of 76 starters, but the challenging course and tight time caught many combinations out, with the...
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Saturday at the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships
September 05, 2020
Today was the penultimate day of the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships, and what a fabulous day it was with five championship finals taking place in the Longines International Arena. Cornwall-based showjumper Sammie-Jo Coffin further stamped her Hickstead credentials when winning today’s Voltaire Design Douglas...
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September 04, 2020
Lottie Tutt had a day to remember when she won the Al Shira’aa Five Year Old Championship, as well as jumping double clear to share first place in the Four Year Old Final. Nearly 70 five-year olds came forward for the championship in the Longines International...
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Tabitha Kyle dominates the podium in the Pony of the Year Winter 138cm Championship
September 03, 2020
An in-form Tabitha Kyle and Playboy van de Zoetewei retained the Pony of the Year Winter 138cm Championship today at the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships at Hickstead. Thirteen year-old Tabitha from Loughborough, Leicestershire took on 22 other competitors in her bid to become the...
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Sophia Rogers scoops the Pony of the Year Winter 128cm Championship Title
September 03, 2020
In the impressive Longines International Arena at the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships at Hickstead, 10 year-old Sophia Rogers from Chelmsford, Essex scooped the top prize in the Pony of the Year Winter 128cm Championship on Whinney Lass. A strong field of 24 contested the...
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Lauren Caroline wins the Pony of the Year Winter Grade JC Championship
September 03, 2020
Fifteen year-old Lauren Caroline from Warlingham, Surrey delivered a convincing win when she produced the only double clear in the Pony of the Year Winter Grade JC Championship at the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships at Hickstead. Lauren took the Championship title on board Kissemmie...
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NOMINATE YOUR HEROES FOR THE HORSE & HOUND AWARDS 2020 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NAF
September 03, 2020
  Nominations are now open for the Horse & Hound Awards 2020 in partnership with NAF. The prestigious event is being delivered as a virtual, multi-media online bonanza on 2 December, meaning every equestrian fan around the world can join the celebration. With the H&H Awards now in...
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August 30, 2020
James Smith made a successful return trip to Cheshire and, after taking a double of wins at Bolesworth the week before, landed the two feature classes at the Scope Festival at South View, including the Squibb Group 1.40m grand prix. Nine of the twenty-nine grand prix...
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GB’s Team NAF Joint Second in Drammen CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
August 30, 2020
Having endured a few days of stormy showers and weather, the sun was most definitely welcomed by all when it made a reappearance just before the start of the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup in Drammen, Norway this afternoon. The full-up 1.45m course designed by Anders Hafskjold...
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Showjumping returns to Hickstead with a ‘socially distanced’ show
August 27, 2020
  After the cancellation of both its international fixtures, Hickstead is ready to play host to its first competition of the 2020 season. The Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships will take place from the 2-6 September, offering classes from pony and grassroots levels up...
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The first qualifying show for Aintree is almost upon us!
August 27, 2020
  Following the July announcement of the new indoor Championship Show at Aintree Equestrian Centre, we trust that everyone is now looking forward to qualifying for their respective Championship Finals. The Aintree Indoor Championships, which will be playing host to many of the most popular national finals,...
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August 26, 2020
Hannah Barker provided two flawless rounds despite the rain to land the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship at Scope Festival on her grandmother Lynn Barker’s Ammanvalley Santino. Four riders came forward to the jump-off but Yorkshire based Hannah drew the short straw as first...
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Hannah Barker wins the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship
August 25, 2020
Fifteen year-old Hannah Barker from Northallerton in North Yorkshire claimed the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship title during this year’s Scope Festival held at SouthView Equestrian Centre, Cheshire. Hannah piloted Ammanvalley Santino, a 16 year-old British bred gelding owned by Lynn Barker, whom...
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AL SHIRA’AA BOLESWORTH BRITISH YOUNG HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 23, 2020
The Al Shira’aa Bolesworth British Young Horse Championships was hailed a great success by riders – and they certainly voted in favour as the Cheshire venue received huge entries and young horses benefited from invaluable education competing in the moat enclosed main arena. Danielle Farnsworth scored...
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Al Shira'aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships 2020 - Day 4 round up
August 22, 2020
SS Pegasus awarded Best British Bred Al Shira'aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships 2020 Saturday afternoon saw the culmination of the 4YO and 5YO Championships, sponsored by Ashdale Sports Horses and Northcote Stud respectively. With a final round judged on style and performance, the 4YO...
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Cassalljack tops the Bolesworth Elite Foal Auction 2020
August 22, 2020
Last night saw an exciting evening unfold at Bolesworth, as our much-anticipated Elite Foal Auction was presented to an eager global audience. Taking bids both live in the room at the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships and online, they were delighted to...
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Day 3 Roundup at the Shira'aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships 2020
August 21, 2020
Building on a successful Thursday, Emily Morris made it a winning start to Friday with her own Bean Cruising, building on their third place in yesterday’s first round of the Equerry Horse Feed 1.00 Open. All attentions for them now turn to Saturday’s Championship....
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Cancellation of the Senior Qualifier Show at Wales & West
August 21, 2020
Earlier today, 21 August, the First Minister for Wales announced that the Welsh Government will not be lifting their COVID-19 lockdown measures for at least the next three weeks in respect of outdoor events. During this three week period the Welsh Government will be conducting pilots...
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British Equestrian launches fund to help riding centres tackling inequality in their communities
August 21, 2020
  British Equestrian, the national governing body for equestrian sport in the UK, has been awarded £150,000 of National Lottery funding by Sport England to enable it to support riding centres that are struggling during this difficult time. The fund aims to provide immediate funding to those...
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AL SHIRA’AA BOLESWORTH YOUNG HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020 PRESS RELEASE: DAY 1 & 2 ROUND UP
August 20, 2020
Im After two days of Young Horse qualifying rounds, it was fifty cominations that will come forward into Sunday's Northcote Stud 5 year-old Championship and sixty-six into the Ashdale Sports Horses 4 year-old Championship. Wednesday saw Laura Mantel achieve a 1-2 in the first...
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Dodson and Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds & Championship Final
August 19, 2020
British Showjumping is pleased to confirm that all the second round dates and venues have been confirmed for the Dodson & Horrell Amateur Second Rounds.  These second round shows will be the qualifying pathway for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur & Veteran Championships which...
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Team NAF’s Children on Horses team score another Nations Cup win for Great Britain
August 16, 2020
As the Dutch Youngster Festival drew to close this evening at Wierden in The Netherlands, it was the Children’s Nations Cup competition that brought the four-day annual show to a close. The show, which has been an incredibly successful one for Great Britain’s four youth...
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Pony Nations Cup victory for British Team NAF in Wierden
August 16, 2020
Beating Germany by a single point, it was a win for Great Britain at the Dutch Youngster Festival in Wierden this afternoon. Riding under the title sponsorship of Team NAF, who support all GB’s Nations Cup Teams, it was a jubilant squad of four that...
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Team NAF Young Riders finish joint second in Wierden Nations Cup
August 15, 2020
This afternoon at the Dutch Youngster Festival in Wierden, The Netherlands, it was a joint second Nations Cup finish for the Young Riders, competing under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The win came from Denmark who, with a jump in hand, finished on zero...
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Red Morgan secures Team NAF another Grand Prix win in Weirden
August 15, 2020
  16 year-old Red Morgan from Malpas in Cheshire put Great Britain at the top of the line-up again today when claimed the victory in the Junior Grand Prix at the Dutch Youngster Festival in Wierden, The Netherlands this afternoon Riding True Blue, a 12 year-old British...
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Allana Clutterbuck wins the Wierden Young Rider Grand Prix
August 14, 2020
Riding under the title sponsored umbrella of Team NAF this afternoon at the Dutch Youngster Festival in Wierden, The Netherlands, the British Young Riders put in some superb performances to claim two of the top three places in their respective Grand Prix.  This saw them...
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Tatiane Mauree wins Pony Grand Prix in Wierden
August 14, 2020
  The Brits showed their strength in the Pony Grand Prix at the Dutch Youngster Festival in Wierden, The Netherlands, earlier today. Riding under the sponsor banner of Team NAF, the riders aged 16 years and under, made up part of the just almost thirty strong field...
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GB mainstay Hearts Destiny passes away after short illness
August 14, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that British Showjumping share the news that Hearts Destiny was put to sleep yesterday after a short illness with a metabolic disease that no further assistance could be given for to keep him comfortable. Hearts Destiny, an 11 year-old gelding...
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2020 JUNIOR ACADEMY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
August 12, 2020
The last two days (10 – 11 August) have seen the annual Junior Academy Championship classes heavily contested at the  NAF Five Star British Showjumping Championships. Youth riders spanning the length and breadth of the country enjoyed two days of jumping at Bolesworth giving them all...
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Equimi join the British Showjumping Business Partnership
August 11, 2020
Equimi, a new plug-and-play website solution for equestrians only, has signed up to support the British Showjumping Business Partnership which underpins the performance pathway programme via the funding of the International Stairway amongst other national series, finals and events. This announcement will see Equimi become a...
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Chantelle Duggan and Linton de la Chapelle win the National Winter Grade C Final
August 09, 2020
It couldn’t have played out any better than it did for Chantelle Duggan from Knottingley, North Yorkshire this evening when she claimed the Winter Grade C title, sponsored by Higher Silcock Stables, at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping Championships. Ten first round clears from the...
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Louise Saywell clinches the 2020 National Champion title
August 09, 2020
This afternoon’s Grand Prix, sponsored by NAF Five Star Superflex, which took place in the unique arena with its moat-surround and the spectacular Bolesworth Castle as its backdrop couldn’t have delivered any better sport than it did for those watching it. The course, designed by Rafael...
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Clea Phillipps wins the National Senior Rider Championship
August 09, 2020
It was an extremely happy Clea Phillipps from Loughborough in Leicestershire today that secured the National Senior Rider Championship title sponsored by Nupsala Pharmacy, which is open to riders of 45 years plus, at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping Championships taking place at Bolesworth...
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Ava Vernon and Here I Am B crowned National 1.30m Open Champions
August 09, 2020
Seventeen year-old Ava Vernon from Skegness, Lincolnshire fought off forty-five other challengers to take the National 1.30m Open Championship title on Here I Am B at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping National Championships at Bolesworth. On board Here Am I B, an 8 year-old bay...
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Kartina van het Maasantje wins the National 5 year-old Championship
August 09, 2020
Owned by Nicola Withey and bred by M D Peters, the 5 year-old Kartina van het Maaskantje (Cidane x Cardento) took the National 5 year-old Championship at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping Championships this afternoon. Ridden by Jonathan Egmore from Diss, Norfolk who has produced...
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Upton’s Quickess wins the National 4 year-old Championship
August 09, 2020
It was the four-year old Upton's Quickess (Centino x Quick Star), owned by Marcine Marshall, that won the National 4 year-old Championship this morning ridden by Jessica Botham from Radway in Warwickshire. A Style and Performance class, top international riders Angelie von Essen and Billy Twomey, also awarded...
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Righteous is the National 7 year-old Champion
August 08, 2020
A foot-perfect double clear in a time of 36.64 seconds saw Angel Tough lift the National 7 year-old Title, sponsored by Al Shira’aa with Righteous at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping Championships taking place at Bolesworth. Righteous, homebred and owned by Angel’s father Emerson, is...
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The Billy Stud claim the Prestige Italia Big Star 6 year-old Championship
August 08, 2020
For the Billy Stud in Dorking, Surrey it was yet another tremendous showcase for their successful breeding programme and production of quality young sport horses when they took the top two places in the Prestige Italia Big Star 6 year-old Championship. The almost seventy strong field...
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Daniella Johnston takes the 1.25m Restricted Rider Championship
August 08, 2020
The National 1.25m Restricted Rider Championship which took place in the Castle Arena at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping Championships earlier today at Bolesworth saw a field of thirty-nine combinations come forward in the hope of winning the title for 2020. It was Daniella Johnston,...
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Claire Leitch claims the NAF Five Star Winter Silver League Championship
August 08, 2020
The NAF Five Star Winter Silver League Championship title proved to be hard fought for when thirteen combinations remained in contention after the first round of competition. At the end of a thrilling jump off in which five double clears were produced, it was Claire Leitch...
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Holly Johnstone dominates the podium in the NAF Five Star Winter Bronze League Championship
August 08, 2020
Holly Johnstone from Newcastle dominated the NAF Five Star Winter Bronze League Championship by taking not only the top spot but also third place. The Championship, which ran as part of the NAF Five Star British Showjumping National Championships at Bolesworth, came down to the...
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Harry Wood and Johidoki win the SEIB Winter Novice Championship
August 08, 2020
Seventeen year-old Harry Wood from Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland got his Saturday off to a fantastic start when he won the SEIB Winter Novice Championship at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping National Championships at Bolesworth. On board Johidoki, a 6 year-old bay gelding owned by Victoria Wood,...
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Will Edwards wins the National Under 21 Final
August 07, 2020
The final championship contested this evening at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping National Championships in the incredible International Arena at Bolesworth was the National Under 21 Final, sponsored by ESM Equestrian, which was also serving as a viewing class for the youth team selectors. The...
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