News Archive


British Showjumping Office – Christmas closure details 2018
December 17, 2018
The offices for British Showjumping will be closed from 5pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. 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...
Read more...

Laura Mantel heads the Winter Grand Prix at Hartpury University
December 17, 2018
Laura Mantel from Reading, Berkshire fought off fifty-six other challengers to head Sunday’s Winter Grand Prix at Hartpury University in Gloucestershire. Laura claimed the top spot on board Glory B V, an 11 year-old dark bay mare owned by Elizabeth Howes and she has had...
Read more...

Georgia Tame tops The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier at Hartpury University
December 17, 2018
The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier at Hartpury University in Gloucestershire took place on Saturday and it was Georgia Tame from Horsham, West Sussex who took the top spot. A total of forty-three combinations came forward to compete for the two qualifying tickets...
Read more...

Jake Ward wins the SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at Hartpury University
December 17, 2018
Riders flocked to the Winter Classic Show at Hartpury University in Gloucestershire and Saturday’s SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier was won by Jake Ward from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. Forty-two started out over Krissy Spiller’s thirteen fence track and twenty-two made it through to a hotly contested jump...
Read more...

December 15, 2018
The British Showjumping Spring Championships, now in its third year is to remain at Addington  following the taking over of the show venue by Chris Parker.  The show will run between the 28th – 31st March with a total of seven Championship titles on offer.  Chris, who will take the role of Show...
Read more...

High Adrenaline GC Playoffs See Six Teams Head to Sunday’s GCL Super Cup Final
December 15, 2018
  It was a night of unprecedented high drama as six teams faced down extrodinary pressure in the cliffhanger GC Playoffs to win through to Sunday’s GCL Super Cup Final at the O2 Arena in Prague. There was no let up throughout the nerve racking GCL Super...
Read more...

SCOTT BRASH TO RETIRE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME MARE, URSULA XII, AT OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
December 14, 2018
  Olympia, The London International Horse Show is honoured to announce that one of Great Britain’s most successful ever Show Jumpers, Scott Brash MBE, has decided to officially retire his leading mare Ursula XII at the annual equestrian event, which is taking place from 17-23 December...
Read more...

Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show Grooms Get Chance to Win a Car for a Year!
December 13, 2018
This year’s Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show – December 28 to 31 - will see two new awards launched at the prestigious event – with one lucky groom winning a car for 12 months! The Golden Groom Award and the Peak Performance Award are being...
Read more...

The Hickstead Box Office is open
December 13, 2018
With Christmas just round the corner, the Box Office for Hickstead's international shows is officially open. Tickets for the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (20-23 June) and the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain at the Royal International Horse Show (24-28 July) are available now, and they make ideal Christmas...
Read more...

Monkerty Tunkerty wins RoR Horse of the Year
December 13, 2018
The evergreen and ever popular Monkerty Tunkerty was last night crowned RoR Horse of the Year for 2018. The award, sponsored by The Jockey Club, was the final prize given at the 2018 RoR Awards, held at The Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket. The judging panel of...
Read more...

Stars of ShowJumping Arrive in Prague as GC Playoffs Officially Launched
December 13, 2018
  Today 100 horses and 59 athletes from 20 different nations took to the magnificent O2 Arena for the first time in the Czech Republic ahead of the inaugural GC Prague Playoffs. Excitement and anticipation has been building for the debut GC Playoffs event, which kicks off...
Read more...

Robert Murphy & Highcross Violet win the Opglabbeek CSIYH1* 7 Year Old Grand Prix
December 12, 2018
Eighteen year-old Robert Murphy from Preston, Lancashire took a convincing win on Sunday in the Opglabbeek CSIYH1* 7 Year Old Grand Prix at Sentower Park in Belgium. Robert headed the Grand Prix on Highcross Violet, a 7 year-old grey mare owned by Elizabeth Jackson and...
Read more...

December 12, 2018
  Olympia, The London International Horse Show will return from 17-23 December 2018 with an even bigger and better Olympia Shopping Village, featuring around 240 exhibitors, offering a spectacular selection of shops to suit all tastes. Away from the first-rate equestrian action taking place at the Show,...
Read more...

December 11, 2018
  It is with pleasure that British Showjumping are in a position to announce that Michael Bates has accepted the position of President for the association as of the 1st January 2019.  Michael, who has had a lifelong involvement with the sport, takes over the helm from...
Read more...

Victoria Underwood named new Performance Director to lead equestrian World Class Programme
December 11, 2018
  The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is pleased to announce that Victoria Underwood has been appointed as the new Performance Director for the UK Sport National Lottery-funded equestrian World Class Programme. Vikki re-joins the BEF after working as the Head of World Class Development between 2001 and...
Read more...

December 10, 2018
  The funeral for Kenneth Pritchard, who tragically passed away on the 5th December 2018, will take place at 10am on Saturday 15th December at the Llanbeblig Church, Caernarfon, LL55 2LN. Following the church service there will be a graveside service which is optional and open for...
Read more...

World’s Leading ShowJumpers Head to Liverpool International Horse Show
December 07, 2018
The world’s leading Showjumpers will be out in force at this year’s Liverpool International Horse Show as they battle it out for a place in the prestigious Theraplate UK Grand Prix on New Year’s Eve. The Whitaker dynasty will be represented by elder statesmen John and...
Read more...

Showjumping's Superstars Home In On Spectacular new GC Prague Playoffs
December 07, 2018
The official rider list for the dynamic new GC Prague Playoffs can today be revealed with a heavyweight line up of Showjumping superstars. The innovative GC Playoffs is a new concept for the sport and has seen individual Longines Global Champions Tour riders and GCL teams...
Read more...

Member Discount on Olympia  Tickets
December 07, 2018
  Olympia, The London International Horse Show, 17th – 23rd December, combines world class Show Jumping with thrilling displays and a sprinkling of Christmas magic to make the perfect festive day out. Organisers of the Show have created a special offer for all members, book now and...
Read more...

December 06, 2018
British Showjumping have been asked by the family of Kenneth Pritchard, who tragically passed away yesterday the 5th December 2018, to issue the following statement on their behalf.  Kenneth, from Anglesey, was extremely well known within the showjumping community not only as a father to Christie,...
Read more...

Lucy Carver claims the SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier win at Arena UK
December 04, 2018
Arena UK in Lincolnshire held the fourth of the SEIB Winter Novice Qualifiers on Sunday 2nd December which saw sixty-five competitors come forward to jump Jason Abbs’ thirteen fence-track and it was Lucy Carver from Malton, North Yorkshire who sealed the win.    With just two qualifying...
Read more...

Emily Ward wins the Winter Grand Prix at Arena UK
December 04, 2018
Emily Ward from Neston, Cheshire claimed the win in the Winter Grand Prix on Saturday 1st December at Arena UK’s Winter Classic Show at Allington in Lincolnshire. Riding Anne Bedford’s 12 year-old bay mare Remi Cavalleri, a horse she has ridden for just over three...
Read more...

Chantelle Duggan claims The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier at Arena UK
December 04, 2018
Friday the 30th of November saw Chantelle Duggan from Knottingley, West Yorkshire claim the win in the fourth of The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C held at Arena UK in Allington, Lincolnshire. Thirty-four combinations came forward to tackle the course designed by Jason Abbs...
Read more...

ELITE INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR  OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
December 04, 2018
  From 17-23 December the world’s leading equestrian stars will compete at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, including 5 of the world’s top 10 Show Jumpers, some of Dressage’s biggest names and 6 of the world’s top 10 Drivers. Spectators will be treated to first class...
Read more...

Harry Charles as part of Team Europe victorious in Paris
December 01, 2018
It was a brilliant victory for Team Europe and GB’s 19 year-old Harry Charles when they claimed the Longines Masters of Paris title this evening in front of a capacity crowd. The competition, which launched last year, is one that sees Europe compete against the USA...
Read more...