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Memorial service to celebrate the life and career of Tim Stockdale
January 16, 2019
A Memorial Service to celebrate the life and career of Tim Stockdale is to be held at 11am on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at: The Indoor Cricket School Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground Abington Avenue Northampton NN1 4PR  All are welcome.  Indications of attendance can be emailed to information@timstockdale.co.uk . ...
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A STERLING YEAR FOR BRITISH BRED EQUINES CELEBRATED  AT   THE BRITISH BREEDERS’ AWARDS DINNER AND CEREMONY
January 14, 2019
On Saturday 12th January, breeders of the top British-bred horses from around the country converged in London at the Grange City Hotel, for the British Breeders Dinner and Awards Ceremony, organised by the British Horse Foundation (BHF). There has been much to celebrate for British...
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World class athletes selected for equestrian 2019-2021 squad
January 11, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has selected 25 athletes for the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme Podium Potential squad for 2019-2021. Selected athletes from the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian disciplines were invited to Warwick University yesterday for their induction where they met members...
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January 11, 2019
The closing date for those wishing to apply for the vacancy of Board Chair at British Showjumping is midday on Friday 18th January 2019. If all candidates wishing to apply could send their covering letter and CV to the British Showjumping Head of Communications, Maria Haig, by this...
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The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now
January 11, 2019
Why not secure yourself an amazing discount if you are planning a fantastic trip to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show this summer? For all tickets Wednesday to Sunday, June 12 to 16 you can save yourself a great 40% off gate prices, together with access...
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Professional groom Daniel wins a car for a year
December 31, 2018
  THIS year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show saw two new awards launched at the prestigious event – with lucky groom DanielTarpey winning a car for 12 months! The Golden Groom Award and the Peak Performance Award were supported by TheraPlate UK and included the use...
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Tabitha Continues Her Liverpool Success Story
December 31, 2018
Tabitha Continues Her Liverpool Success Story     Tabitha Kyle added another title to her growing collection as the final day of the TheraPlateUK Liverpool International Horse Show got underway. The Leicestershire-based rider, a Liverpool winner last year, took the 138cms Championship, sponsored by Powder Systems, in fine style. Last...
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Matt and Michael Soar to Puissance Success
December 30, 2018
  Matt Sampson has reflected on the "amazing" experience of Puissance glory at the TheraPlateUK Liverpool International Horse Show. Yorkshireman Matt and Irish challenger Michael shared the top prize after they both jumped 2.20 metres (7ft 3in) to clear the famous red wall in a class sponsored...
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Britain’s Morgan and Lockhead Anderson finished second and third in FEI Ponies Jumping Trophy 2018
December 30, 2018
Great Britain took second and third position on the podium today whilst Katie Power (IRE) took the victory with Ghost Rider in the FEI Ponies Jumping Trophy Final at Mechelen, Belgium this evening. In a thrilling deciding class that went right down to the wire,...
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Charlotte Gallops to Four-Star Victory
December 30, 2018
  Luxembourg rider Charlotte Bettendorf beat the best of British and Irish to claim an outstanding victory at the TheraPlateUK Liverpool International Horse Show on Sunday night. A sold-out Echo Arena witnessed an outstanding conclusion to the four-star international jump-off class, sponsored by Horseware Ireland. Seven combinations made...
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Sula and Harriet Top the Bill in Mini Major
December 30, 2018
Sula von Bulow and Harriet Nuttall produced a show-stopping double act as they topped the bill at the TheraPlateUK Liverpool International Horse Show on Sunday. They teamed up to win the fancy dress Invitational Mini Major Relay, sponsored by Archco Developments, and they did it in...
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Polly Celebrates a Double Win at Liverpool
December 30, 2018
Polly Shaw had double cause for celebration as Sunday's action got underway at the TheraPlateUK Liverpool International Horse Show. The Hertfordshire rider followed up her victory in Saturday's CSIAm-B two-phase competition, by taking the one-round speed class, sponsored by Gatehouse, with her 10-year-old grey mare Golden...
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TED EDGAR 10 September, 1933 – 30 December, 2018
December 30, 2018
  Former top showjumper and innovator in the sport Ted Edgar passed away peacefully in his sleep at 6.30am on 30 December at the age of 85. A top showjumper in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s – notably with American ex-rodeo horse Uncle Max, winner of the...
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Harriet Nuttall  jumps to a memorable win at Liverpool
December 30, 2018
  Great Britain's Harriet Nuttall signed off day two at the TheraPlateUK Liverpool International Horse Show with a memorable victory. Somerset-based Harriet, who features prominently among an exciting group of young British showjumpers, won the four star jump-off class, sponsored by Voltaire Design. And it meant double delight...
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Polly and Tony in  Commanding Form at Liverpool International Horse Show
December 29, 2018
Polly Shaw and Tony Pearson were in commanding form as amateur classes began on day two of the TheraPlateUK Liverpool International Horse Show. They filled the top two places in both the CSIAm-A two-phase and CSIAm-B two phase, with Polly winning one and Tony the other. Hertfordshire...
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Stylish Performance from Jack Whitaker to Head Equerry Horse Feeds Under 25 Grand Prix
December 28, 2018
  Jack Whitaker produced a stylish performance to take centre-stage on the opening night of the TheraPlateUK Liverpool International Horse Show. Jack, son of British Olympian Michael Whitaker, won the Liverpool International Under-25 Grand Prix, sponsored by Equerry Horse Feeds. And he did it with time to spare...
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Excitement Builds for a Horse Powered TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show
December 27, 2018
  IT’S all systems go for this year’s TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show. With just a few hours until countdown Frenchman Gilles Fortier, who will headline the spellbinding Phoenix stunt and pyrotechnic act joined forces with Freestyle Motocross stars, Dan Whitby (pictured) and Samson Eaton for...
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British Showjumping Office – Christmas closure details 2018
December 24, 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...
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It's an Italian Job in the Grand Prix as Olympia draws to a close
December 23, 2018
ALBERTO ZORZI DEFENDS HIS TITLE Alberto Zorzi became the fifth rider in history to win The Turkish Airlines Olympia Grand Prix back-to-back when he produced an incredible burst of speed to outdo his four rivals in the jump-off and bring a brilliant five days of jumping...
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THE 2019 ELLA POPELY AWARD GIVEN TO WILL FLETCHER WHO WILL BE MENTORED BY LAURA KRAUT
December 23, 2018
  Will Fletcher, aged 19 from Oxfordshire, has been announced as the recipient of the 2019 Ella Popely Mentorship Award at Olympia, the London Horse Show this afternoon. This unique mentorship is awarded in recognition and memory of Ella Popely, one of Great Britain’s up-and-coming youth riders,...
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 25% Member Offer for Liverpool International
December 23, 2018
To Claim your 25% off all general admission tickets, enter code LIHS25 at the checkout. Celebrate your New Year in style with the whole family at the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show with a production that will keep you at the edge of your seat...
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WILLIAM WHITAKER ON TOP OF THE WORLD
December 22, 2018
  There were ecstatic scenes as William Whitaker won the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ at Olympia, The London International Horse Show, in front of a packed, cheering British crowd. Riding Ludwig Criel’s stallion Utamaro D’Ecaussines, William stormed around the testing jump-off course designed by Portugal’s Bernardo Costa...
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British Equestrian Federation receives confirmation of compliance
December 21, 2018
  The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is delighted to announce it has received confirmation from UK Sport that they consider the Federation to be fully compliant with the Code for Sports Governance.  Furthermore, they are content with the actions taken since the publication of the independent review...
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Robert Murphy wins the inaugural Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship
December 21, 2018
Eighteen year-old Robert Murphy from Preston, Lancashire certainly saved the best until last today when he took the Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship title from final draw at Olympia, The London International Horse Show. Robert partnered Stacey Webb’s 11 year-old dark bay gelding Newbridges...
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British Showjumping Office – Christmas closure details 2018
December 20, 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 take this...
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British Breeding Stallion Event 2019
December 20, 2018
The British Breeding Stallion Event 2019 will be held on at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre on Saturday 16th February, in association with Competition Stallions and sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds.  This unique event brings together the very best stallions standing in the UK today, giving mare...
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MR BLUE SKY DAZZLES AS GB'S GUY WILLIAMS AND BILLOT SHARE PUISSANCE TITLE
December 19, 2018
  OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW DAILY REPORT Day three of Olympia, The London International Horse Show attracted a sell-out crowd for The Cayenne Puissance, one of the star attractions of the week-long event. The Puissance title was eventually shared by Great Britain's Guy Williams (Mr...
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LIVE TV COVERAGE OF OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW SET TO FEATURE HEAVILY OVER CHRISTMAS PERIOD
December 19, 2018
Taking place from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 December 2018, Olympia, The International London Horse Show will be available to homes across the UK, with extensive coverage from the BBC starting with the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Freestyle to Music at 19:20 on the evening...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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British Showjumping President & Vice President appointments announced
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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British Showjumping Young Horse Championship Show  Moves to Bolesworth
November 29, 2018
In an exciting new development for 2019, British Showjumping’s Young Horse Championship Show will take place at Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Chester at the home of the Bolesworth International Horse Show. Taking place from August 13 to 18 in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle the...
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November 26, 2018
With smooth, deceptively quick lines that cut corners to the quick, Holly Smith claimed a stylish victory in Keysoe International’s feature world ranking 2* grand prix with Claddagh Iroko. An initial forty-four riders tackled course-designer Kelvin Bywater’s track but only ten provided first round clears, the...
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Great Black Friday Offer for the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show
November 22, 2018
Buy One get One FREE Saturday, 29th Dec 7pm Performance – to include 4* International Show Jumping, Gilles Fortier Phoenix display, Shetland Pony Grand National,  FMX Motorcross Discount code to use at Checkout: BLACKFRIDAY This is across all price brackets for general admission tickets for that performance  Offer runs...
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Ingmar De Vos (BEL) was unanimously re-elected as FEI President for the next four years  at the FEI General Assembly in Manama (BRN) today. (FEI/Liz Gregg)
November 21, 2018
  Ingmar De Vos was today re-elected unopposed as President of the FEI at the General Assembly in Manama (BRN), where he pledged to build on the success of his first term in office. The Belgian native received unanimous support for a second four-year term from...
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NEXT GENERATION OF BRITISH SHOWJUMPING TALENT SET TO COMPETE AT OLYMPIA
November 21, 2018
Taking place from 17-23 December 2018, Olympia, The London International Horse Show is set to welcome the next generation of British Showjumping talent, who will compete in front of the 90,000 visitors expected to attend. These leading junior equestrians will feature in three classes; a...
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Six new National Champions crowned at the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur & Veteran Championships 2018
November 20, 2018
The 2018 Dodson & Horrell National Amateur & Veteran Championships held at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool (13th – 18th November) came to a close Sunday evening and the Championships proved to be one of the highlights of the national showjumping calendar once again. Following...
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Results from the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur & Veteran Championships 2018
November 19, 2018
This year’s Dodson & Horrell National Amateur & Veteran Championships proved to be as popular as ever and following six jam packed days of showjumping, the 2018 Champions have now been crowned. The Championships took place at Aintree Equestrian Centre during the 13th – 18th...
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Tim Stockdale (12th August 1964 – 14th November 2018 )
November 14, 2018
  It is with great sorrow that British Showjumping share the sad news of the passing of former British Showjumping Olympian Tim Stockdale at the age of 54 years from Roade in Northamptonshire.  Tim’s death comes after a short battle with cancer having been diagnosed early...
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Unstoppable Ben Maher Takes Finals Win And LGCT and GCL Championship Crowns
November 11, 2018
Unstoppable and untouchable Ben Maher (GBR) crowned a season of a lifetime winning the LGCT Grand Prix final in Doha on the superstar young stallion Explosion W and was crowned the new 2018 Champion of Champions. Riding the crest of a wave the British rider was...
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Emily Moffitt & Ben Maher's team London Knights claim GCL 2018 Championship
November 10, 2018
London Knights have won the GCL Championship of 2018 after a nerve jangling final blockbuster and will fast track to the semi finals of the GCL Super Cup at the €12 million GC Playoffs next month. The stand out combination of the season Ben Maher and...
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