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April 18, 2019
CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show welcomes the world’s best horses and athletes from 8-12 May 2019. The Show will play host to elite equestrian competition across four FEI equestrian disciplines: Showjumping, Dressage, Driving and Endurance. International CSI5* Show Jumping Current World No. 1 and winner of the...
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April 18, 2019
  British Breeding is delighted to announce the dates and plans for its 2019 British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity evaluations. This highly regarded series for foals and young stock aims to identify talented horses that will go on to compete successfully in the future.  With...
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TICKETS TO GO ON SALE FOR UK’S LARGEST INDOOR SHOW, OLYMPIA, THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
April 18, 2019
  Tickets for the annual equestrian extravaganza, Olympia, The London International Horse Show, which takes place from Monday 16-Sunday 22 December 2019, are set to go on sale in the last week of April. Priority bookers – those who attended the 2018 Show – will be...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Longines FEI Nations Cup™ of France CSIO5*
April 16, 2019
The following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of France CSIO5*. The competition takes place between the 16th – 19th May 2019 in La Baule, France. This will...
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Key Currency join the British Showjumping Business Partnership
April 11, 2019
Foreign exchange specialist, Key Currency, has joined the British Showjumping Business Partnership. In doing so, Key Currency has now become an important partner in the underpinning of the performance pathway programme via the funding of the International Stairway series. Key Currency offer a trusted service on...
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Ticket sales for the Longines FEI European Championships Rotterdam 2019 start today
April 10, 2019
As of today, tickets for the Longines FEI European Championships Jumping, Dressage and Para-Dressage from August 19 - 25 in Rotterdam are available at www.rotterdam2019.com. Fans of equestrian sports can purchase their tickets for their favourite discipline (jumping or dressage) online. When ordering combi-tickets or passe-partouts attractive discounts...
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April 08, 2019
British Showjumping is pleased to announce that the four Non-Executive Board Director vacancies have now been appointed from the 1st April 2019 as follows: Jenny Quirke – Finance Jenny has been reappointed for a second term.  A qualified accountant with over 15 years of Board level...
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Team NAF win Junior Nations Cup in Opglabbeek, Belgium this afternoon
April 07, 2019
The Junior team, under the watchful eye of Chef d’Equipe Tony Newbery, put in some outstanding performances today in the Junior Nations Cup at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek to claim the title after a two-way third round jump-off. Competing under the sponsor banner of Team NAF,...
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Team LeMieux 2nd in opening Pony Nations Cup of 2019 at Opglabbeek
April 07, 2019
It was a successful start to the season for the British Pony squad, competing under the title sponsor banner of Team LeMieux, at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek in Belgium earlier this afternoon. Eight teams came forward to contest the twelve obstacle 1.30m Nations Cup course.  The...
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BEF Responds to Equine Viral Arteritis
April 05, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes the recent positive cases of Equine Viral Arteritis that have been diagnosed in 2 non-thoroughbred stallions at a premises in Dorset. The BEF will monitor this situation closely and it is important to note that there is no threat to public health. The...
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April 05, 2019
It was a superb performance by  15 year-old  Lila Bremner, daughter of Rory Bremner, from Swindon when she finished 3rd in the Pony Grand Prix at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek, Belgium this evening From a field of fifty starters there were only two combinations that managed to achieve...
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Bolesworth International Opens Its Doors to Riders
April 03, 2019
LOOKING to compete at one of the most prestigious shows in the country? This year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show comes back bigger and better than ever with a host of classes from top-level CSI4* to the Amateur Series at 1.25m and 1,15m level, and full...
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Hickstead’s most iconic class has secure future thanks to Al Shira’aa
April 02, 2019
  Al Shira’aa, the title sponsor of the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, has signed a new sponsorship deal until 2022. The UAE-based company took over sponsorship of the famous Hickstead Derby in 2017, and after two very successful seasons they have agreed to...
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Amanda Derbyshire wins the Overall Leading Lady Rider at WEF
April 02, 2019
Amanda Derbyshire, originally from Leyland in Lancashire and now based with the Gochman Family in Florida, has been awarded the overall leading lady rider at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Florida. The Winter Equestrian Festival was held at Palm Beach International Equestrian Centre in...
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April 01, 2019
An enjoyable four days under the Addington Equestrian team made for a successful British Showjumping Spring Championships at the popular Buckinghamshire venue. Ladies led the way in the Winter National 1.35m Championship with Helen Tredwell narrowly claiming victory over Nicole Pavitt in a tense jump-off. The thirty-four...
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March 31, 2019
Scott Brash took second place in today's Mascheroni CSI3* Grand Prix in Gorla Minore, Italy with Hello Jefferson, a 10 year-old Belgian-bred gelding owned by Lady Pauline Kirkham and Lady Pauline Harris. Fifty-nine competitors came forward to take on the 1.50m first round track with ten combinations...
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Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship at Olympia, The London International Horse Show
March 28, 2019
British Showjumping is pleased to confirm the qualification criteria for the 2019 Voltaire Design Under 25 British Championship at Olympia, The London International Horse Show which takes place between the 16th – 22nd December 2019. The qualification criteria for the twenty four riders who will be...
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Voltaire Design to celebrate three more years of sponsorship of the Under 25 British Championship
March 26, 2019
Following a first successful year of sponsorship, British Showjumping is delighted to announce that high end customised sports saddle manufacturer, Voltaire Design, will be continuing their alignment with the British Showjumping Under 25 British Championship for three more years. The Championship will culminate at Olympia, The...
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Exciting Plans Announced for the Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show
March 26, 2019
  PLANS are well underway for this year’s Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show which will be held in Cheshire for the first time. Incorporating British Showjumping’s Young Horse Championship Show the event will take place at Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Chester at the home of the Equerry Bolesworth...
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March 25, 2019
The British Riding Clubs (BRC) will begin rewarding and acknowledging the success of their senior members who are competing on horses with British Showjumping.  As of the 1 April 2019 two annual BRC Leagues will be hosted on the British Showjumping website.  The leagues will highlight...
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March 24, 2019
Graham Gillespie with the 11 year-old dark bay stallion Quantum KS finished 2nd in the 1.50m Grand Prix this afternoon in Gorla Minore, Italy.  An enormous field of almost 60 starters came forward to contest the course, which required sixteen jumping efforts across the thirteen obstacles,...
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March 24, 2019
It was a Team win for Great Britain in the Les Talents Hermes Under 25 competition at CSIO5* Saut Hermes Paris show earlier today when Amy Inglis and Georgia Tame, both of whom are based in West Sussex, were the only duo to return home on zero...
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Fans given the opportunity to become part of #TEAMHOYS
March 21, 2019
  Six of Horse of the Year Show’s most enthusiastic and engaged fans will this year have the opportunity to be recognised for their love of the show by becoming ‘HOYS Superfans’ ahead of this year’s HOYS in October at the Resorts World Arena, NEC Birmingham. A...
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Leading international equine acts set to perform at 'The Pageant', Windsor Castle, in commemoration of Queen Victoria's 200-year anniversary
March 21, 2019
The Victorian Pageant, held in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on the evenings of 9, 10 and 11 May, has announced that three additional world-renowned international equestrian acts will be travelling over 5,000 miles to be part of the spectacular event. Making the journey to...
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March 18, 2019
It was the Union Flag that flew the highest yesterday in Vilamoura, Portugal when Laura Renwick and Will Fletcher took the top two places in the Atlantic Tour CSI 3* 1.50m Grand Prix. From the field of more than thirty starters it was only five combinations that...
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It’s Ladies Night as Amanda Derbyshire and Roulette BH Top All-Female Jump-Off in $134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3*
March 17, 2019
  The highlight event for week 10 of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) was the $134,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3* on Saturday, March 16, and coming away with the victory was Amanda Derbyshire (GBR) riding Roulette BH for Gochman Sport Horses LLC. Jumper, hunter,...
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Two weeks until the 2019 Spring Championships at Addington Equestrian
March 15, 2019
The British Showjumping Spring Championships, which take place at Addington Equestrian between the 28 - 31 March 2019, are just two weeks away and there is still time to qualify for one of the seven Championship Titles on offer. For those that haven’t already qualified for their respective...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF Youth Squads announced for Opglabbeek Nations Cups
March 14, 2019
The following squads have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF in the Children, Junior and Young Rider Nations Cups in Opglabbeek, Belgium. The competition takes place between the 4th – 7th April 2019 at Sentower Park. Children Charlotte Bowman,...
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British Showjumping’s Team LeMieux Pony Squad announced for Opglabbeek Nations Cup
March 14, 2019
The following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team LeMieux in the Pony Nations Cup in Opglabbeek, Belgium. The competition takes place between the 4th – 7th April 2019 at Sentower Park. Jodie Burchmore-Eames, aged 16, from Northchurch,...
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Dodson & Horrell continue sponsorship of National Amateur & Veteran Championships for three further years
March 11, 2019
Europe’s leading horse feed manufacturer, Dodson & Horrell, will be continuing with their sponsorship of the British Showjumping National Amateur & Veteran Championships for three further years. In 2021, Dodson & Horrell will celebrate ten consecutive years of sponsorship of these popular Championships. The Dodson &...
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Douglas Duffin & Quidam finish 2nd in Vilamoura Grand Prix
March 11, 2019
The CSI3* Grand Prix in Vilamoura, Portugal saw a strong field come forward to contest the 1.50m course which only five combinations managed to jump clear in the first round.    Felipe Ramos Guinato (BRA) with Ulahop Boy was the only rider that managed to post...
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March 11, 2019
Robert Whitaker and the 16 year-old Catwalk IV, owned by Mandy Hall & Clare Whitaker, finished a strong 2nd in the Dortmund CSI4* Grand Prix yesterday. It was only an eighth of the almost forty strong field that managed to achieve a double clear across the...
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March 08, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to strongly recommend to competition and event organisers that they check the Equine ID Passports of all attending horses to make sure that they comply with vaccination rules. The BEF reminds organisers that it is vital that unvaccinated horses do...
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British Showjumping announce plans of a National Training Centre
March 06, 2019
  Within the past few days British Showjumping have completed on the purchase of Home Farm, Hothorpe in Leicestershire with the plans for it to become the National Training Centre for the sport. Acquiring and developing a National Training Centre has been an ambition for the Sport...
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British Showjumping Member Discount on Royal Windsor Horse Show Tickets
March 05, 2019
  Royal Windsor Horse Show (8 – 12 May) is set to become the UK’s richest show for competitors by offering a record breaking prize fund at the Country’s largest horse show.   Showcasing a star-studded line-up in its spectacular setting, the increased prize fund and new...
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UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF ENTRIES EXPECTED FOR CHI ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW AS NATIONAL ENTRIES OPEN AND NEW CLASSES ARE INTRODUCED
March 04, 2019
National entries for the 76th annual CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show officially open tomorrow. This year, Organisers have added more classes to the Show giving a total of 147 Showing classes – the highest number in recent years. The best of the Brits are expected...
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Ben Maher & Explosion W finish 2nd in LGCT Doha Grand Prix by narrow margin
March 03, 2019
It was a narrow defeat yesterday for the title of the first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of 2019 for Ben Maher and Explosion W, owned by Poden Farms.   The Qatari capital played host to the opening leg of the season and it was a...
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1st March - BEF Update on Equine Flu
March 01, 2019
Throughout the current equine flu outbreak, the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has continued to urge equine owners to ensure that their vaccination records are up to date. The BEF has also strongly recommended that all competition and event organisers check the equine ID passports of all...
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Longines increase support of Hickstead
March 01, 2019
  Hickstead is delighted to announce that Longines will be increasing its support of the showground in a new partnership deal that continues until 2021. The Swiss watch brand is already the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the entire Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ series, of which...
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Retrained Racehorses Competition Structure 2019
February 27, 2019
British Showjumping, in conjunction with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), are pleased to confirm this year’s competition structure for retrained racehorses competing within the sport. The structure will be as follows and in order to participate in these competitions, you will need to ensure that you...
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February 24, 2019
Ben Maher takes the runners-up spot in the Spring MET Mediterranean Equestrian Tour CSI3* Grand Prix in Oliva Nova, Spain with F One USA, a 10 year-old Dutch-bred gelding owned by Poden Farms. Fifty-seven competitors took on the 1.50m first round track with twelve progressing onto...
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February 24, 2019
A solid performance by Ellen Whitaker in the Vilamoura Atlantic Tour CSI 3* Grand Prix saw her finish 2nd in a field of almost forty starters. Riding Jack Van’T Kattenheye, a 10 year old gelding owned by MK Sportpferde/Max Kuhner, Ellen was just one of five...
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February 24, 2019
From a starting field of fifty-four combinations Great Britain secured two of the top three placings in this afternoon’s CSI 3* Sunshine Tour Grand Prix at Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. Hosted in the David Broome Arena, it was Jake Saywell who took 2nd place behind...
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February 22, 2019
  Following the information shared with you on Monday 18 February, we wanted to let you know that the new guidance for equine movements after the UK leaves the EU in the event of a no deal, is now live on GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/guidance/export-horses-and-ponies-special-rules  This means the information is...
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22nd Feb 2019 - BEF Equine Flu Update
February 22, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) continues to closely monitor the equine flu outbreak and notes the latest update from the Animal Health Trust that there have been positive tests in Yorkshire, Sussex, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Kent. Throughout this outbreak the BEF has urged equine owners to...
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February 21, 2019
  The International Competition Grooms Group (ICGG) has been launched to support any groom that works at international level competitions, whether in the UK or abroad. With representatives from each international circuit, the Group gives the opportunity for members to share their concerns and important opinions. The International...
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Harry Charles & William Whitaker join Miami Celtics as the GCL 2019 teams announced
February 21, 2019
The GCL teams on the starting grid for the 2019 season are announced today with top riders switching teams and new stars joining the fight for the coveted Championship. After a busy off-season period of transfers some of the biggest names in show jumping are changing...
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Moving equines to the EU may change after the 29 March 2019
February 21, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has been preparing for when the UK leaves the European Union on March 29th 2019. Although the conditions of the UK’s departure are not yet clear the BEF has been working closely with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural...
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18th February 2019 – BEF Equine Flu latest update
February 18, 2019
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes that the Animal Health Trust (AHT) has reported more positive tests for equine flu over the weekend in Shropshire, Worcestershire, Norfolk and Buckinghamshire. 16 horses returned positive tests at one premises in Worcestershire. The AHT reports that this is thought to...
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Zebra Products sign up to support the British Showjumping Business Partnership for a fourth year
February 18, 2019
Zebra Products, the UK and Ireland’s leading distributor of premium equestrian products, will once again be joining forces with British Showjumping for another year. Zebra Products has signed up to support the British Showjumping Business Partnership for a fourth year and in doing so, will...
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