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British Equestrian announces jumping nominated entries for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
May 24, 2024
British Equestrian and the British Showjumping Selectors can today confirm the 12 jumping athlete and horse combinations that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as our nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Only the combinations who appear on the nominated entries list (closing...
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Francesca Finneran from Nottinghamshire is the latest NAF Shining Star
May 23, 2024
Francesca Finneran, from Worksop, Nottinghamshire, has been awarded the latest NAF Shining Star accolade. Francesca, a member of the British Showjumping Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Academy, was nominated for the award by her coach Joanne Burns Firth. Twelve-year-old Francesca currently has three ponies that she currently competes...
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British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO5* St Gallen Longines Leaue of Nations
May 23, 2024
Having qualified to compete in the CSIO5* Longines League of Nations in St Gallen, SUI, the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain. The competition takes place between the 30 May – 2 June 2024 at the Equestrian Stadium Gruendenmoos, Switzerland. Harry Charles, from...
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Mark Edwards Claims the First International Stairway of 2024 at Devon County Show
May 21, 2024
For the second year in a row, Mark Edwards took the first leg of this year’s International Stairway series at Devon County, this time with Flying Tinker II. A total of 17 competitors faced the 1.50m track set by course-designer Matthew Hoskins on the beautiful green...
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Ponies and Riders Shine in HOYS Qualifiers
May 21, 2024
This weekend, Arena UK hosted the first Enablelink 128cm HOYS Qualifier and the first Equine Rescue Services 138cm HOYS Qualifier. Riders and their ponies were not only jumping for the win but also vying for their ticket to the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS)...
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Winning Whitakers lead the way in this week’s international round-up
May 20, 2024
John Whitaker joined forces with Gilles Thomas to mark the first Global Champions League win for Valkenswaard United since 2022 on the Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid, but it was close, with only one time penalty separated the top two. The nail-biting, two-round format kept...
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Harry Bateman Speeds to Victory at Barleylands in Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Second Round
May 20, 2024
As we near the halfway point of the 2024 Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Second Rounds, this weekend saw riders head to Barleylands Equestrian to take on three rounds of competition in a bid to secure their place at the British Showjumping National Championships. Harry Bateman,...
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Natasha Hewitt Takes the Win in the Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Second Round at Barleylands Equestrian
May 20, 2024
The sixth Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Second Round of the season got underway at Barleylands Equestrian this weekend, as riders competed for their spot in the final at the British Showjumping National Championships. With a 42 strong starting field, 16 combinations successfully tackled Keith Bristow’s first...
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Nicole Lockhead Anderson Jumps to First Place with New Ride in the Events Through a Lens Talent Seeker Qualifier.
May 20, 2024
The second of seven Events Through A Lens Talent Seeker Incorporating the Seven-Year-Old Championship Qualifiers unfolded at Wales and West this Saturday as 99 riders took to the arena for the qualifier. Course builder, Ben Townley’s first round track proved challenging to finish clear and within...
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Nicole Pavitt Takes the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Wales and West
May 20, 2024
In a 77 strong field for the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Wales and West this weekend, it was Nicole Pavitt who came out on top aboard Sally Scott’s Cornet of Follyfoot. Navigating flawlessly through the initial two rounds, Pavitt faced 11 competitors in...
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Hollie Gerken Dominates the STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Second Round at Arena UK
May 20, 2024
52 qualified ponies took to the ring at Arena UK’s Summer Pony Premier this Saturday, with their sights set on qualification for the STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Championship Final at the Horse of the Year Show. Tackling the challenging first round course, ten combinations successfully navigated their...
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Lola Thulborn Jumps to First Place in the Inaugural Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round of 2024 at Arena UK
May 20, 2024
This weekend, Arena UK hosted the first Summer Pony Premier of the season, which included the inaugural Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round of 2024. With nearly 100 starters vying for qualification to the Horse of the Year Show, course builder Mark McGowan’s 12-fence track proved...
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Ronnie Jones powers to Grand Prix victory with Kaleche at Wellington Riding
May 20, 2024
Ronnie Jones lifted the feature world ranking Grand Prix in a hot, intense jump-off with Ruth Dowie’s Kaleche at Wellington Riding CSI two-star in Hampshire. “She’s just coming into her own, she has the confidence now and makes it feel like clockwork,” said Ronnie. Course-designer Raf Suarez...
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Pony Update
May 17, 2024
As we head into the start of the Summer Pony Premier qualifiers please find some important updates below. Pony Showjumper Numbers to qualify for the Pony Showjumper class for 2024 will be:- Top 5 from the Summer Pony Premiers - combinations cannot exceed four faults in the first...
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Bolesworth International Equestrian Summer Festival, Presented By Al Shira’aa: Star-Studded Rider Line Up Announced
May 17, 2024
The anticipation is mounting as the prestigious Bolesworth International Equestrian Summer Festival, presented by Al Shira’aa, prepares to welcome a dazzling array of equestrian talent. With early entries confirming the participation of some of the biggest names in the sport, including John Whitaker, Jack Whitaker,...
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British Showjumping’s Youth Teams announced for Nations Cup in Zuidwolde, Netherlands
May 15, 2024
The following four youth squads have been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup of Zuidwolde. The competition takes place between 28th May and 2nd June 2024 at CH De Wolden, Netherlands. Pony Squad Maisie Allsop, from Derbyshire, with the 15-year-old grey...
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Sarah Jo Cumberland Speeds to Glory in the to win the Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Second Round at Willow Banks
May 14, 2024
On Saturday, May 11th, Willow Banks served as the venue for the fourth Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Second Round of 2024. A total of 60 horses entered the arena to tackle the first of three rounds. Only those who successfully navigated course builder Piers...
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12 Horses Gain Qualification to Contend for the Big Star Trophy in the Prestige Italia Big Star Championship Qualifier.
May 14, 2024
Over the weekend, Chard Equestrian was full of showjumping action, not least of all as the host of the Prestige Italia Big Star Championship Qualifier. Riders navigated their horses through three courses, aiming for a treble clear to qualify for contention of the Big Star...
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Young Riders Shine in STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Rounds this Weekend.
May 13, 2024
This past weekend showcased two STX-UK Pony British Novice Second, each declaring it’s own winner, as well providing qualifications to the STX-UK Pony British Novice Final at the British Showjumping National Championships. Bury Farm Competition - Saturday, May 11th The first competition kicked off at Bury Farm,...
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Two Nupafeed Supplements Discovery Second Round Wins in One Weekend
May 13, 2024
This weekend, the focus for many was on the Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Second Round Competitions, where riders vied for qualification at two venues for a spot in the Final at the British Showjumping National Championships. At Chard Equestrian in Somerset, Kathryn Ellison dazzled with two...
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Glory for Benjamin Bick & If Evers Girl M.S in the Opening Events Through A Lens Talent Seeker Incorporating the 7-Year-Old Championship Qualifier at Chard Equestrian
May 13, 2024
On Friday 10th May, Chard Equestrian hosted the first Events Through A Lens Talent Seeker Incorporating the 7-Year-Old Championship Qualifier of 2024. This British Showjumping series brings together top talent from Grades B & C, alongside promising 7-year-olds, all vying for a coveted spot in...
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Michaela Scott and Eddie G Z Achieve a Career Milestone in the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Southview Equestrian
May 13, 2024
This weekend marked the third Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round, held at Southview Equestrian. Riders competed in three rounds aiming for a coveted ticket to the Horse of the Year Show Final in October. With 34 horses and riders in contention, it was all to...
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Ben Maher claims victory in Eindhoven with the consistent Ginger-Blue in this week’s international round-up
May 13, 2024
Ben Maher topped the 3* 1.50m in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, with Ginger-Blue. The 57 starters in this world ranking jump-off class were reduced to 14 for round two against the clock, but none were a match for the World Number 2 on Jane Forbes Clark’s consistent...
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ClipMyHorse.TV Named Exclusive Broadcast Partner of Major League Show Jumping
May 09, 2024
Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ), North America’s prized team show jumping event series, has inked an exclusive broadcast deal with media partner ClipMyHorse.TV (CMH.TV) for the 2024 season. MLSJ’s ten events spanning Canada, The USA and Mexico can now be streamed live and on demand...
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Ride to Victory: Samantha Jimmison and Her One-of-a-Kind Horse Dominate the Nupafeed Senior Discovery Second Round
May 07, 2024
This past weekend witnessed the third Nupafeed Senior Discovery Second Round competition, where riders contested for popular spots in the British Showjumping Nationals Championships. A total of 35 horses embarked on the first round at Harrogate Riding Centre, with 23 delivering clear rounds to advance to...
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NAF Silver and Bronze League Qualifier at Dorset Showground
May 07, 2024
This past weekend saw Dorset Showground host a NAF Bronze and Silver League Championships Direct Qualifier, where riders aimed to secure a spot in the Final at Horse of the Year Show. While those topping the league tables in their region earn their place in...
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Will Fletcher Triumphs in the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Dallas Burston
May 07, 2024
The Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Championship Second Rounds continued this weekend at Dallas Burston, a fiercely contested event where riders vied to qualify their horses for the Championship Final at the Horse of the Year Show in October. Comprising three rounds of competition, 64 combinations entered...
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Bella Wild Shines Bright in the STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round at Weston Lawns
May 07, 2024
This bank holiday weekend saw the fifth STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round competition, held at Weston Lawns, where ponies and riders contended to qualify for the final at the British Showjumping National Championships. 46 hopeful combinations tackled Andrew Millin’s first round course, which proved a...
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Darcy and Douglas Breen win a major title each at the British Showjumping Winter Pony Finals
May 07, 2024
Siblings Darcy and Douglas Breen made the journey from Sussex worthwhile as they claimed a major championship apiece at the British Showjumping Winter Pony Finals at South View Arena in Cheshire. Darcy, 14, landed the feature Winter JA Classic Final on the scopey One Saharah, remaining...
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Jodie Hall-Mcateer lands victory in the opening five-star class on the Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai
May 06, 2024
Jodie Hall-McAteer galloped straight to the top on the Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai to head the opening 5* 1.45m on Kimosa Van Het Kritrahof. Thirty-four competitors tackled the 12-fence track with Jodie pulling ahead of all her rivals to guide the 14-year-old mare Kimosa...
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Robert Whitaker is best Brit at Royal Windsor as Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs lands back-to-back wins in the Rolex Grand Prix
May 06, 2024
Robert Whitaker was best Brit in the 5* Rolex Grand Prix at Royal Windsor with Caroline and Stephen Blatchford’s Vermento in a hot, star-studded jump-off. Thirty-four competitors faced Portuguese course-designer Bernardo Costa Cabral’s 14-fence, 17-effort 1.60m track in front of a packed, enthusiastic and passionate audience....
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Matt Sampson steals the spotlight at Royal Windsor
May 05, 2024
“I’m delighted, she’s been knocking on the door for a win and after yesterday, she deserved it,” said Matt.  Twenty-six riders tackled course-designer Bernardo Costa Cabral’s 12-fence 1.50m track in this two-round competition but only four riders mastered the course and, as 10 qualified for the...
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Brits put up a valiant fight at Royal Windsor but have to settle for second place at Royal Windsor
May 04, 2024
It was a day of second places for the British riders on the opening day of the CSI5* classes at Royal Windsor Horse Show with Ben Maher and Matt Sampson in the runner-up positions. “We really enjoy Windsor and always try to be competitive,” said Ben,...
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Lucy Townley takes the Walwyn Novice Championship crown at Royal Windsor Horse Show
May 03, 2024
Lucy Townley realised an ambition and claimed victory from the front in the prestigious Walwyn Novice Jumping Championship with the British-bred Billy At Last on the first day of Royal Windsor Horse Show. “It’s been a long-time goal of mine to win the Walwyn Novice Championship...
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British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO3* Kronenberg FEI Nations Cup
May 01, 2024
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO3* Nations Cup in Kronenberg, NED the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain. The competition takes place between the 15th – 19th May 2024 at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre, Netherlands. Jennifer Billington, from Rossett, Wrexham, with...
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