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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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Ella Popely Mentorship Award 2022 - Application Now Open
November 03, 2021
  THE ELLA POPELY AWARD ‘in the pursuit of sporting excellence’   OBJECTIVE To give an up and coming British Showjumping rider aged between 18 - 25 years old an opportunity to be mentored by one of the best riders in the world. The award will be for a talented...
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Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds at Cabin Equestrian Riding Club
November 02, 2021
The final set of Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds took place this weekend with Cabin Equestrian Riding Club in Keith Hall, Inverurie holding the 85cm, 95cm, 1.05m and 1.10m second round classes. Combinations from across Scotland contested the classes with the hopes of...
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Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds at Harrogate Riding Centre
November 01, 2021
The penultimate Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds took place this weekend with Harrogate Riding Centre in Harrogate, North Yorkshire holding the 85cm, 95cm, 1.05m and 1.10m Second Round classes. Combinations from across the North contested the classes with the hopes of securing a...
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Alex Thompson finishes 2nd in CSIO3* Grand Prix in Spain
October 30, 2021
  A member of the winning Nations Cup team on Friday, Alex Thompson from Cropwell Butler in Nottinghamshire remained in great form this afternoon when he took 2nd place in the CSIO3* Grand Prix at Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Riding his own 12 year-old Cathalina S...
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Scott Brash & Hello Vincent victory in Lyon CSI5*-W Grand Prix
October 30, 2021
It was another CSI5*-W Grand Prix victory for Scott Brash last night in the Longines Grand Prix of Lyon, France when he took the win after a high octane nineteen strong jump-off in which he was the last to come forward. Riding Hello Vincent, owned by...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF win Vejer CSIO3* Nations Cup
October 29, 2021
  The British team excelled in Vejer, Spain today when they won the CSIO3* Nations Cup competing under the sponsor banner of Team NAF. It was an incredibly large field with  twenty nations coming forward to contest the title but it was Great Britain that secured the...
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Cancellation of 2021/22 Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show
October 26, 2021
It is with huge regret that we have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show, due to take place at the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool from 31st December 2021 to 3rd January 2022.  With the ever-changing...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Vilamoura CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
October 26, 2021
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup in Vilamoura, Portugal the following squad have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 17th and 21st November 2021 at the...
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Jessica Cunnington from Norfolk is September’s NAF Shining Star
October 21, 2021
Fourteen year-old Jessica Cunnington from Swaffham, Norfolk has been awarded the NAF Shining Star for September. Always with a smiley face and ready to give the loudest cheers for the rest of her team, Jessica has been a valuable part of the Norfolk academy for...
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Chloe Reynolds claims top spot in SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at Aintree Equestrian Centre
October 20, 2021
  With a solid double clear, Chloe Reynolds from Bridgewater, Somerset claimed first place in the SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at Aintree Equestrian Centre on Sunday riding Jappeloup II, a 7 year-old black gelding owned by Kerrie Daykin. The sixty-seven initial starters were whittled down to twenty-four...
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Emma Crawford wins the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Qualifier at Aintree Equestrian Centre
October 19, 2021
The first Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship Qualifier took place on Friday evening during the Winter Classic Show at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool. The qualifier saw the three highest placed under 25 riders, disregarding those already qualified, gain a qualifying ticket for the Voltaire Design...
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It’s Ben Maher vs Peder Fredricson as the Longines Global Champions Tour heads into Championship decider at Šamorín
October 18, 2021
  This weekend from 21 - 23 October the 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour Champion of Champions will be crowned at the X-Bionic Sphere, Šamorín. The season Finals are set to be an unmissable showdown with Peder Fredricson and Ben Maher battling it out...
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Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds at Keysoe International Ltd
October 18, 2021
The most recent Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds took place this weekend with Keysoe International Ltd in Keysoe, Bedfordshire holding the 85cm, 95cm, 1.05m and 1.10m second round classes. Combinations contested the classes with the hopes of securing a qualifying ticket to the...
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October 17, 2021
  It was a 3rd place finish for Charlene Bastone and her 13 year-old bay stallion Sanlou earlier today in the CSI3* Grand Prix at Vilamoura, Portugal. From a field of twenty-six starters they were one of six that made it through to the jump-off having jumped...
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Enjoy The Best Seats in Liverpool with the VIP Paddock Club
October 15, 2021
Lighting up the heart of Liverpool with an unrivalled line up of top level showjumping, family fun and entertainment, The Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show returns to the M&S Bank Arena from 31st December 2021 to 3rd January 2022. Tickets for the ultimate equestrian...
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Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds at Chard Equestrian Centre
October 12, 2021
The most recent Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds took place this weekend with Chard Equestrian Centre in Chard, Somerset holding the 85cm, 95cm, 1.05m and 1.10m second round classes. Combinations from across the south west contested the classes with the hopes of securing...
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British Equestrian and new partner Haygain make history
October 12, 2021
British Equestrian can today announce the signing of a ground-breaking business partnership with global equine health and well-being pioneers Haygain, Ltd. This is the first partnership agreement of its kind as it spans the national federation, including the World Class Programme and senior teams, plus...
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Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds at Scottish National Equestrian Centre
October 11, 2021
The fifth show centre to hold the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds was the Scottish National Equestrian Centre in West Lothian. Qualifying tickets for the 85cm, 95cm, 1.05m and 1.10m National Amateur Finals at the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree...
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Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds at Codham Park Equestrian Centre
October 11, 2021
The next Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds took place this weekend at Codham Park Equestrian Centre in Braintree, Essex holding the 85cm, 95cm, 1.05m and 1.10m second round classes. Combinations from across the South East contested the classes with the hopes of securing...
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Harry Charles crowned Leading Showjumper of the Year at Horse of the Year Show
October 10, 2021
  It was a phenomenal win by Harry Charles, who represented GB at the Tokyo Olympic Games, at Horse of the Year Show this evening when he won the Grand Prix in incredible style. Riding Stardust, an 11 year-old mare owned by Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein,...
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Oxfordshire’s Jay Halim wins Speed Horse of the Year
October 10, 2021
Oxford based Jay Halim secured one of the biggest wins of his career as he and his horse Aragon Z scorched their way to success in the Speed Horse of the Year class on the final day of the Horse of the Year show at...
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A sensational win for Ronnie Jones in the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Championship
October 10, 2021
The British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Championship was the first showjumping class of the day on Sunday at Horse of the Year Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham. Out of a field of twenty two riders, the 1.40m course proved tricky for some...
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October 09, 2021
  It was an incredible showcase this evening at Horse of the Year Show when the Puissance played out in front of capacity crowds across five rounds of jumping. The honours were eventually taken by Michael Duffy (IRL) with Rmf Charly and Joseph Trunkfield (GBR) with Senators...
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Michael Duffy wins Grandstand Cup
October 09, 2021
  Ireland's Michael Duffy won the grandstand Cup at the horse of the year show earlier today with thrilling jump-off success. Michael, now based in Britain but originally from Galway, was first to go in the ten rider jump-off which included two Olympians in...
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Harriet Biddick wins the Accumulator at HOYS
October 09, 2021
  Somerset rider Harriet Biddick was in excellent form as she came out on top in the Accumulator class at Horse of the Year Show, NEC this afternoon. Riding Night of Glory, an 11 year-old chestnut mare, they picked up the maximum score of 65 alongside four...
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Tilly Bamford and Dizzy Rascal claim the 138cm Championships
October 09, 2021
  Oxfordshire’s Tilly Bamford,  made her debut at Horse of the Year Show one to remember when she claimed the 138cm Championship riding the 14 year-old grey mare Dizzy Rascal. With eight combinations clear and through to the jump off there was all to play for...
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Second time lucky for Cate Kerr in the 128cm Championship
October 09, 2021
  It was a winning return for 12 year-old Cate Kerr at Horse of the Year Show this morning in the Andrews Bowen International Arena to retain the title in the 128cm Championship. The schoolgirl from Newmarket showed experience and style as she navigated her way around...
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Guy Williams wins the Thistledown Cup at Horse of the Year Show
October 08, 2021
  Yorkshire based Guy Williams used all his experience to take the feature jumping class on friday at the Horse of the Year Show. Last to go in the jump off he produced a masterclass of jumping on the 16 year-old bay stallion Rouge to...
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Izabella Rogers & Neil 55 are the 2021 Pony Foxhunter Champions
October 08, 2021
  The crowds were on the edge of their seats this evening when Izabella Rogers posted an incredibly fast round to claim the Pony Foxhunter Championship title by almost a three second lead. Riding Neill 55, a 9 year-old bay gelding owned by Nicola Rogers, 13 year-old...
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