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Spanish Sunshine Tour cancelled with immediate effect
March 05, 2021
The FEI has today been informed that a second horse at the Spanish Sunshine Tour venue in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP) has been put into isolation after developing mild neurological signs and a slightly elevated temperature. As this is the second horse showing neurological signs...
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Scott Brash Clinches the win in prelude to first LGCT Grand Prix of the year
March 05, 2021
  Scott Brash (GBR) pulled off a mind-blowing feat of speed in today’s headline 1.55m competition at the magnificent Longines Arena at AL SHAQAB’s magnificent. It was a blistering jump-off featuring eight of the world’s best horse and rider combinations and it all came down to precision...
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British Showjumping EHV-1 Member Update
March 04, 2021
  Further to the EHV-1 protocols regarding horses returning to the UK, which we issued on 2 March 2021, British Showjumping would like to reassure their members that all stakeholder groups are working  together to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. Iain Graham, Chief Executive for...
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British Showjumping: Management of showjumpers returning to UK from high risk areas of Europe
March 02, 2021
Currently, there is a Europe-wide alert of increased risk of disease associated with Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia (ESP) and has already resulted in related outbreaks in at least three other countries in Europe. In response British Showjumping are putting in place the...
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 Resumption of Sport Spring 2021
March 02, 2021
  Following the recent Government announcements in the UK with regards to the roadmap out of national lockdown, British Showjumping have been working with Show Organisers and other key stakeholder groups to draw up plans for the resumption of British Showjumping activity which we are pleased...
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FEI cancels European mainland events due to EHV-1 (neurological form)
March 01, 2021
FEI cancels European mainland events due to EHV-1 (neurological form) (Update -  23:00 hrs - 1st March 2021) The FEI has cancelled international events in 10 countries on the European mainland with immediate effect and until 28 March 2021 due to the rapid evolution of a...
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French Equitation Federation – EHV1 Update
March 01, 2021
  British Showjumping have received the following update from the French Equitation Federation (FFE) with regards to competition within France. As follows: “In order to master the development of an epidemic of Myeloencephalitis  - EHV1 (rhinopneumonia) after the finding of  many cases at competitions in Europe, the FFE...
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John Whitaker wins Vilamoura CSI3* Grand Prix
February 28, 2021
  Todays CSI3* Atlantic Tour Grand Prix at Vilamoura drew to a finish this afternoon with John Whitaker, from Huddersfield West Yorkshire, heading the presentation line up having claimed the victory in his inimitable style From the forty-six starters it was seven that came forward for the...
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Jodie Hall McAteer 2nd in 4* Medium Tour Grand Prix at the Sunshine Tour & Faye Sutton 2nd Small Tour GP
February 28, 2021
Medium Tour Grand Prix An eleven strong jump-off field, from an initial field of seventy-seven, came forward to contest the title of the Medium Tour Grand Prix this afternoon at Vejer de la Frontera, Spain.  This was the final day of the third week of...
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Joe Stockdale 2nd in Sunshine Tour CSI4* Andulucia Big Tour Grand Prix
February 28, 2021
Joe Stockdale 2nd in Sunshine Tour CSI4* Big Tour Grand Prix It was a tremendous performance by 21 year-old Joe Stockdale from Northampton when he took 2nd place in the CSI4* Sunshine Tour Grand Prix at Vejer de la Frontera in Spain.  The Big Tour Grand...
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Notice for Horses travelling to the Spring MET III Tour, Spain
February 28, 2021
  The show organisers of the Spring Met III tour in Oliva Nova have, following special recommendations communicated by the Spanish Equestrian Federation, advised competitors to avoid travelling to the show. Taking into account the added risk incurred at stopover stables it was felt the only advice...
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Notice for Horses entering the Sunshine Tour, Spain.
February 28, 2021
The show organisers of The Sunshine Tour have issued notice that, with immediate effect, it will be obligatory for all horses that are to enter the showground facilities be either correctly vaccinated against Rhinopneumonitis (herpesvirus Type 1 and Type 4) or to present a negative...
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Royal Windsor Horse Show to run in July
February 26, 2021
The Organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show have today confirmed that Royal Windsor Horse Show will take place from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th of July this year. “We are looking forward to running a near as normal Show at Windsor in July,” said Show...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Wellington, Florida CSIO4* FEI Nations Cup
February 25, 2021
  Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO4* FEI Nations Cup in Wellington, Florida the following squad have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 3rd – 7th March 2021 at the...
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BEF update: plans to ease lockdown restrictions announced in England and Scotland
February 23, 2021
  The UK Prime Minister and Scotland’s First Minister have outlined their plans for the taking England and Scotland out of the current ‘stay at home’ restriction. Both leaders have given indicative timeframes, which give the equestrian sector a guide for when activity can resume, businesses...
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British Showjumping - Podcast Update
February 23, 2021
Listen to the latest British Showjumping Podcast following the recent road map announcement from the UK Government regarding the resumption of sport.  Adam Cromarty is joined by British Showjumping Chief Executive Iain Graham to bring you what we know so far. We will be updating the British...
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Highly topical programme confirmed for National Equine Forum
February 22, 2021
  A compelling and highly topical programme has been confirmed for the 29th National Equine Forum (NEF), to be held virtually on Thursday 4th March 2021. Presentations will include the impact of Brexit on the equestrian industry and engaging with more diverse communities within equestrianism. Restrictions posed...
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NAF to support the British Showjumping teams for the fifth consecutive year
February 22, 2021
NAF, the UK’s leading supplements and applications brand, will be continuing with their sponsorship of the British Showjumping Senior Nations Cup teams and the Pony, Children, Junior, Young Rider and Veteran teams. This announcement marks NAF’s fifth consecutive year of support. Under the ‘Team NAF’ banner,...
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Lily Freeman-Attwood claims the CSI 3* Vilamoura Grand Prix
February 21, 2021
It was a British win this afternoon in Portugal's CSI 3* Vilamoura Atlantic Tour Grand Prix  when 19 year-old Lily Freeman-Attwood from Buckinghamshire took the victory aboard Cor-Leon vd Vlierbeek Z. It was only seven combinations that jumped clear in the first round from a field...
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Leadership appointments at British Equestrian
February 18, 2021
British Equestrian can today announce a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation in Jim Eyre, while Malcom Wharton has been formally appointed Chairman for a four year term. Jim Eyre joins equestrian sport from the elite world of rugby, where he spent over five years...
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Moving horses to the EU – what’s the situation?
February 17, 2021
BEF UPDATE Moving horses to the EU – what’s the situation? It’s been six weeks since the new regulations for moving horses to and from the EU came into effect and the team at British Equestrian felt it would be helpful to provide an update on...
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Brexit: Different Certificate of Professional Competence required for grooms travelling to the EU
February 08, 2021
  Now that Britain has left the EU, the process for transporting horses to Europe has changed. This includes the type of documentation and certification you’re required to hold, especially if you’re travelling in connection with an economic activity. Under the Council Regulation of Welfare of Animals...
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FEI News Update - What is Equine Coronavirus?
February 05, 2021
Equine Coronavirus, or ECoV, is nothing new, it was first detected in the United States of America in 1999. ECoV is not linked to Covid-19 and cannot be transmitted to humans. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, there is an understandable concern associated with the term...
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British Equestrian’s Young Professionals Programme welcomes new cohort of aspiring equestrian entrepreneurs
February 01, 2021
  British Equestrian has inducted a fourth 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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Duralock (UK) Ltd offer a Member discount as part of their National Training Centre sponsorship
February 01, 2021
British Showjumping is delighted to announce Duralock Performance Fencing has joined its stable of official partners. Duralock has been an establish British brand in the Racing & Equestrian sector for over 30 years and shares the vision and values of association. This exciting new partnership...
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Horsebox Driver Newsletter  – For Journeys from the UK to EU or from the EU to UK
January 27, 2021
  We have received the following information from Horsebox Driver, who are based in Essex and are a training and consultancy service provider for all types of Horsebox and HGV drivers, to assist those who are planning to make a journey in their horsebox from the...
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Ben Maher & Tic Tac claim victory in the  $137,000 Restylane Grand Prix
January 25, 2021
  It was a thrilling finish for the final day of the second week at the FEI competition at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the Palm Beach Equestrian Centre in Florida. Ben and the stallion Tic Tac, owned by Jane Forbes Clark, edged the...
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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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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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