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British riders feature strongly in the Pony Grand Prix of Compiegne
April 21, 2024
Britain’s pony riders, winners of the Nations Cup earlier in the week, were denied victory in the Pony Grand Prix at Compiegne’s Youth Festival, France, but filled five of the top seven places. Aimee Paxton, 15, was best in second place on Las Vegas ahead of...
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Great Britain lands second place in a hard-fought Children-on-Horses Nations Cup of Compiegne
April 21, 2024
A young British Children-on-Horses squad gave a good account of themselves in their first team competition to take equal second place in a close competition at the Youth Festival in Compiegne, France. Eleven teams of children aged 12 – 14 faced French course-designer Cedric Longis’ 12-fence...
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Great Britain command victory in the Pony Nations Cup of Compiegne
April 19, 2024
Great Britain returned victorious in the first of the season’s FEI Nations Cup Youth competitions in Compiegne, France, with a resounding zero score. Eight teams came forward to face French course-designer Cedric Longis’ 12-fence 1.30m track with Switzerland taking an early lead in the first half...
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British riders are still in the hunt in the Longines FEI World Cup Final
April 19, 2024
Luck wasn’t with Britain’s riders in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final leg II in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and all three made one mistake apiece. Seven of the 32 starters jumped initial clears and remarkably, the top two were a repeat of Leg one. World Number...
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FEI Jumping World Cup Final Round 1
April 18, 2024
Great Britain is in the running with three riders in the top 14 of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ben Maher is best of the British after round one over Frank Rothenberger’s 1.60m Table C Speed track, lying sixth with...
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Thrilling Weekend Kickstarts the STX-UK Pony British Novice Championship Second Round
April 16, 2024
This weekend marked the start of British Showjumping Summer Championship Second Round Competitions, with the STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round Competitions. On Saturday, April 13th, Golden Valley Equestrian commenced proceedings with 25 ponies and riders vying for qualification for the prestigious STX-UK Pony British Novice...
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Robert Whitaker bags a win in Italy in this week’s International Round-up
April 15, 2024
Robert Whitaker hit immediate form in Gorla Minore, Italy, to seize victory in Friday’s 4* 1.50m on Evert. Seventy competitors came forward to tackle this world ranking two-phase track and the competition was hot. But they were no match for Robert and Caroline Blatchford’s 15-year-old Evert (Amadeus...
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Mark Edwards reclaims his Welsh Masters crown on the home-bred Flying Tinker
April 15, 2024
Welshman Mark Edwards regained his 2022 title to be crowned Welsh Master of 2024 in the top-billed Equestrian Surfaces Grand Prix at the Welsh Masters at the David Broome Event Centre in Chepstow with Flying Tinker II. Square oxers and skinny planks featured in course-designer Raf...
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Just for Schools Winter Championship Round-up
April 12, 2024
The Dixie Grammar School Equestrian Team are a force to be reckoned with and Jack Owens is a double Individual winner at the Just For Schools Winter Championships. The Dixie Grammar School Equestrian Team proved a force to be reckoned with in the Just For Schools...
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Robert Whitaker narrowly misses out on a win in Italy as we round up this week’s British results in Europe
April 08, 2024
Robert Whitaker eased Chatondo into second in the Silver Tour Final on the Toscana Tour in Arezzo, Italy, by a tiny margin. Fifteen of the original 77 starters returned for the jump-off in this 1.45m world ranking class with Robert and Caroline Blatchford’s Chacco-Blue x Cartoon...
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New Pony Champions are crowned at the Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships
April 08, 2024
New champions were crowned and one lucky rider retained her title in the exciting Pony Finals at the Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships at its new home, Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire. Emily Flockett gained the Blue Chip Pro Sparkle JC/JA Championship with one of only...
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Jamie Wingrove lifts the Blue Chip Grand Prix from the front at the Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships
April 08, 2024
In an exciting Gala night finale which had spectators oohing and aahing on the edge of their seats, Jamie Wingrove claimed the feature Blue Chip Grand Prix from the front with Viv Thompson’s Marvin at the Blue Chip Show Jumping Championships at its new home...
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Siblings take centre stage at Pony of the Year Show
April 01, 2024
Sibling pairings shone in the limelight at the 26th Pony of the Year Show, Arena UK, with Sophia and Izabella Rogers and Thomas and Katie Bradburne all claiming a Grand Prix title each along with generous prizes of goodies and, of course, Easter Eggs. Sophia only...
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The Italian Job! Olli Fletcher scores a win with BP Pocahontas
April 01, 2024
Olli Fletcher scored a win at the start of his second week in Italy with BP Pocahontas. Olli finished just off the podium in the competitive world ranking classes in Busto Arsizio 3* with Hello William the previous week, taking fourth in both the 1.45m speed...
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British riders hit the heights in Spain with Grand Prix wins as siblings Ellen and Donald Whitaker dominate at two major shows
March 25, 2024
The British riders were on fire on the final day of the seven-week Andalucia Sunshine Tour in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, with almost a clean sweep of the Invitational Grands Prix. Ellen Whitaker came to the fore in the final week, winning the 4* Invitational...
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New champions spring into action at the British Showjumping Spring Championships
March 25, 2024
The British Showjumping Spring Championships, in its second year at the Arena UK Show Centre in Grantham, Lincolnshire, packed competitive sport into four exciting days.  Two riders returned to retain their 2023 titles and two delighted teenagers made dreams come true with brand new rides. Jessica...
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Paul Barker is crowned Winter 1.35m Champion at the British Showjumping Spring Championships
March 23, 2024
Paul Barker landed the top-billed Winter 1.35m Grand Prix from the front at the British Showjumping Spring Championships at Arena UK, Grantham, with Green Grass. Twenty-eight competitors bid for the title over a 12-fence track cleverly designed by Nigel Jess and the subtle questions meant poles...
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The British Showjumping Spring Championships promises two days of exciting sport
March 22, 2024
It’s hotting up for a great British Showjumping Spring Championships at Arena UK in Grantham, Lincolnshire, now in its second year at this popular venue.  The Championship Indoor Arena, swathed in Great Britain’s red, white and blue colours of the Union Jack for the occasion,...
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Amy Capper dominates once again at the final Small Pony Premier, held at Arena UK Show Centre.
March 11, 2024
Amy Capper once again dominated at the final Small Pony Premier, held at Arena UK Show Centre, topping Sunday’s 128cm and 138cm Winter Qualifiers. As it was Mother’s Day, all the mums of the winning riders were given flowers during the mounted prize giving’s to celebrate. In...
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The Whitakers’ winning ways sparkle in Spain with Ellen and Donald on the podium
March 11, 2024
Ellen Whitaker hit form to win the Ashford Farm Trophy 4* 1.50m with Korlenski on the Andalucia Sunshine Tour in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. The 69 starters were challenged by course-designer Marco Nunez’s 12-fence 1.50m track but Ellen made short work with the fastest route...
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The final Large Pony Premier unfolded at Arena UK as Katie Bradburne and Nellie Lock took victory in the last Winter JA Classic qualifiers
March 06, 2024
The final Large Pony Premier unfolded at Arena UK this weekend, drawing junior riders into the show ground as they aimed to secure their place in the National Finals held later this year. In Saturday’s Winter JA Classic, Katie Bradburne and new ride Westpoint Foreign Affair...
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Tom Whitaker had a stellar weekend at Addington Equestrian Centre’s Winter Classic Show as he secured victory in the final Winter Grand Prix of the season.
March 04, 2024
Tom Whitaker had a stellar weekend at Addington Equestrian Centre’s Winter Classic Show as he secured victory in the final Winter Grand Prix of the season. Twenty-one combinations started over the 1.40m track, and such was the talent on display, 11 jumped clear to advance to...
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Ben Maher makes his mark with winning double at Wellington International
March 04, 2024
Ben Maher landed a victory double at the Winter Equestrian Festival at Wellington International, USA, capping a successful week with the $200,000 4* Grand Prix and the International Leading Rider Award. The first of five from a field of 45 competitors in the JTWG 4* Grand...
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Ben Maher lands another win at Wellington International
February 26, 2024
Ben Maher staked his claim in round seven of the Adequan WEF Challenge Cup on the seventh week of the three-month Winter Equestrian Festival at Wellington International in Palm Beach, USA. Fifty riders faced the five-star track designed by The USA’s Anthony D’Ambrosio with 10 advancing...
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Anya Dewey Clarke was on top form as she picked up another qualification to the Agria Royal International Horse Show at Onley Grounds Small Pony Premier.
February 26, 2024
Anya Dewey Clarke proved the best in Saturday’s Winter 128cm Second Round with Kilcreene Snapdragon at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex Small Pony Premier Show. Twenty-seven competitors faced the 11-fence course designed by Mark McGowan which started at 1.05m but only four managed to conjure up...
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Hollie Gerken continued her Pony Premier success to take the top two places in Saturday’s Winter JC/JD qualifier at Bury Farm's Large Pony Premier
February 21, 2024
Hollie Gerken continued her Pony Premier success to take the top two places in Saturday’s Winter JC/JD qualifier at Bury Farm's Large Pony Premier. Forty-five competitors started Peter Gillespie’s 1.15m 12-fence track, with four producing the clear rounds needed to make the final jump-off, Hollie claiming...
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Christopher Smith takes his second win of the Winter Grand Prix series at South View
February 20, 2024
Christopher Smith continued his Winter Classic success, recording his second Grand Prix victory in two shows with Tom and Holly Dunning’s Harthill Mexico, who are over the moon with his recent achievements. “We have had him since he was an unbacked three-year-old. Tom produced him up...
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Rachel Arnott and Thomas Pritchard Share Victory in SEIB Winter Novice Championship at South View Equestrian
February 20, 2024
At South View Equestrian, the SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier witnessed fierce competition as 50 horse and rider combinations contended for coveted qualification spots at the Agria Royal International Horse Show. Course builder Gillian Milner crafted a 12-fence track, resulting in an impressive 25 horses jumping...
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Jake Myers Secures Ticket for UNIBED Winter Grades B&C Final
February 20, 2024
The penultimate Winter Classic unfolded at South View Equestrian Centre over the weekend, drawing British Showjumping members into the arena as they aimed to secure their place in the final at the Agria Royal International Horse Show Hickstead later this year. Competition was fierce, with 17...
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Sandy McLean gallops to a win with Gino F in Valencia
February 19, 2024
Sandy McLean gallops to a win with Gino F in Valencia  Sandy McLean hit top gear to land the 3* 1.45m on the Moura Tour in Valencia, Spain, with top ride Gino F, winning with almost two seconds to spare.  Sandy has been on flying form in...
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Amy Capper shines at South View Equestrian’s Small Pony Premier Show
February 12, 2024
The spotlight was on Amy Capper this weekend as she shone in the 128cm Second Rounds on both days of the South View Equestrian Small Pony Premier, cementing her spot in the Winter 128cm Championship Final at the Agria Royal International Horse Show. The first day...
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Scott Brash lifts the top-billed Spanish Sunshine Tour Grand Prix with Hello Valentino
February 12, 2024
    Scott Brash came to the fore in the feature 4* Grand Prix with Hello Valentino to end week one of the Andalucia Tour in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, on a high. Forty-nine riders tackled the 1.55m course designed by Javier Trenor but only nine returned...
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Emily Gulliver hit top form with seven wins including Saturday’s Winter JA Classic at South View Equestrian Centre’s Large Pony Premier.
February 07, 2024
Emily Gulliver hit top form with seven wins including Saturday’s Winter JA Classic at South View Equestrian Centre’s Large Pony Premier. Emily, 13, proved the best in Saturday’s Winter JA Classic qualifier with Ben Gulliver’s Fleur De Nuit 8. Twenty-one competitors faced Neil Foster’s 1.30m 13-fence track,...
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Harry Charles guarantees his place in the Longines FEI World Cup Final in the penultimate qualifying leg of the Western European League
February 05, 2024
Harry Charles added more World Cup points to his tally with a third place finish in the penultimate leg of the Western European League in Bordeaux, France.  The still relatively inexperienced Sherlock stepped in for Harry to take third in the Longines FEI World Cup at Jumping de...
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Christopher Smith lands the Aintree Winter Classic Grand Prix with Harthill Mexico
January 30, 2024
Christopher Smith sailed to victory in the Winter Grand Prix at Aintree International Equestrian Centre’s Winter Classic with Thomas Dunning’s Harthill Mexico. Twenty-two combinations contented Rafael Suarez’s 13 fence 1.40m track with seven returning for round two against the clock, Christopher Smith claiming two rides. Three...
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Matt Sampson claims a double win with the small but golden MGH Candy Girl at Jumping Amsterdam
January 29, 2024
Matt Sampson hit form to clock up a victory double with MGH Candy Girl at Jumping Amsterdam’s five-star meeting in The Netherlands. Matt has always wanted to ride at Jumping Amsterdam and this year he secured a starting ticket to the main event. The pair hit...
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Tillie Davies secures place at Hickstead final with victory in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Grades B&C Qualifier
January 29, 2024
Tillie Davies has joined the ranks of riders who have earned their spot in the highly anticipated UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Championship Final. With an outstanding performance aboard her own and Jenny Davies' Croft CV, Tillie emerged victorious despite fierce...
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Great Britain finish third at the CSIO4* Nations Cup of Sharjah
January 29, 2024
Great Britain claimed third place in the CSIO4* Nations Cup of Sharjah presented by Longines to start 2024 on a high. Nine teams contented the 12 fence 1.55m course designed by Germany’s Frank Rothenberger with Great Britain drawn as the last team to jump. Pathfinder Joe Stockdale...
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Richard Howley smoothly lands the feature Grand Prix at Kelsall Hill’s inaugural International show
January 23, 2024
Yorkshire-based Irishman Richard Howley used his final draw to maximum effect to take the top-billed world ranking Cheval Liberte and Windmill Farm Estates 2* Grand Prix at Kelsall Hill’s first International two-star event in Cheshire with HK Horses’ Zodiak Du Buisson Z. “He’s a character and...
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Darcy Breen and Lucy Capper are Winter JA Classic stars at Aintree Equestrian Centre
January 22, 2024
Darcy Breen claimed her second Winter JA Classic of the 2024 series on the consistent One Saharah at Aintree International Equestrian Centre. The pair qualified for the Final at Morris Equestrian Centre, taking third on day one and scoring a win 24 hours later.  At Aintree, 14...
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Twinning for time: Amanda Derbyshire shares a win at The USA’s Wellington International
January 22, 2024
Amanda Derbyshire hit form in week two of the three-month long Wellington International tour but had to share the win when dead-heating on time. A competitive field of sixty-two riders took to the course designed by Germany’s Olaf Petersen Jr on the Equestrian Village Derby Field...
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Ronnie Jones lands the Winter Grand Prix at Kelsall Hill’s Winter Classic with Kaleche
January 18, 2024
Ronnie Jones didn’t miss a beat in the jump-off in the Winter Grand Prix at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre’s Winter Classic in Cheshire, to record a handsome victory on Ruth Dowie’s Kaleche. “She’s been a freak of nature from the start.  I tried her over a...
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Graham Babes claims victory in the SEIB Winter Novice at Kelsall Hill
January 18, 2024
Graham Babes emerged triumphant in a hard-fought jump-off to take the top Agria Royal International Horse Show spot in the SEIB Winter Novice Championship qualifier at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre with Nanieta P. It was won and lost at the final vertical in an exciting second...
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Douglas Duffin lands the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter B and C at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre
January 17, 2024
Douglas Duffin was on form to take victory in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre in Cheshire, recording the second win in this winter series with Millfield Chacolatte. The consistent pair had already secured qualification for the Agria Royal International...
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Lucia Caroline is on-form at Aintree Equestrian Centre to claim two Agria Royal International places
January 16, 2024
Lucia Caroline hit top form at the first of the 2024 Small Pony Premier Series to take two coveted Agria Royal International Horse Show qualification tickets at Aintree International Equestrian Centre. Lucia, 11, proved the best in Sunday’s Winter 128cm Second Round with Desdemone De Marquais. Twenty-six...
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Ben Maher and Joe Stockdale show the rest the way home in the International round-up of the week
January 15, 2024
Ben Maher was back under the spotlight at Wellington International in Florida, USA, and, almost 12 months after suffering a fall and bring sidelined for three months with a shoulder injury, he bounced back to winning form. Partnering Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter’s Enjeu De Grisien,...
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Morris Equestrian Centre Large Pony Premier Round-up
January 08, 2024
Lucy Capper got the New Year off to a great start, capturing the first of the Winter JA Classic 2024 series with Robert Capper’s Capability Brown at Morris Equestrian Centre in Scotland. Course-designer Mark McGowan set an 11-fence 1.30m track for the eight competitors who came...
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Danielle Farnsworth lands victory in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter B and C qualifier at Onley Grounds with Kwis
January 05, 2024
Danielle Farnsworth claimed victory from the front in the UNIBED - Performance Equine Bedding Winter B and C qualifier at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex in Rugby, Warwickshire, riding a quiet, unhurried round on Kwis that proved sufficient for the top spot. “She’s lovely, she can be...
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Leo Lamb storms to victory in the SEIB Winter Novice qualifier at Onley Ground Equestrian Complex
January 05, 2024
Leo Lamb annihilated all opposition to take victory in the SEIB Winter Novice Championship qualifier on Jaguar Moon at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex’s Winter Classic in Warwickshire, securing a finalist place at the prestigious Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead. “He’s always been talented but he’s quite...
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Sandy McLean records his third win of the Winter Grand Prix series at Onley Grounds
January 05, 2024
Sandy McLean continued with his 2023 Winter Classic Grand Prix form in the New Year with a victory double on Eagele Z at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre in Rugby. The pair headed a three-way decider in Wednesday’s 1.40m by 0.42 seconds and went on to claim...
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