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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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Support the British equestrian teams in their bid for Games glory
April 11, 2024
At an evening to celebrate 75 memorable years of Badminton Horse Trials held at the De Vere Tortworth Court, British Equestrian (BEF) and the British Equestrian Federation Fund (BEFF) launched their dedicated ‘Path to Paris Prize Draw’. Featuring some fantastic prizes with more in the...
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British Showjumping’s Youth Teams announced for Nations Cup in Compiegne, France
April 11, 2024
The following four youth squads have been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup of Compiegne. The competition takes place between 18th and 21st April 2024 at Stade Equestre Du Grand Parc, France. Pony Squad Hollie Gerken, from Essex, with the 12-year-old...
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Fields Wicker-Miurin appointed as Chair of British Equestrian
April 08, 2024
The British Equestrian (BEF) Board of Directors has appointed business leader Fields Wicker-Miurin OBE FKC as the new Chair of Great Britain’s national federation of equestrianism. She will take up the official position on 01 July 2024, following a handover period. Over a career spanning more...
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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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New Year, new home!  The Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships will continue with their unique brand of traditions and atmosphere at Addington Equestrian Centre
April 02, 2024
The hugely popular Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships moves to its new venue at Addington Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire, in 2024, marking its fourth home since the show’s inception at the National Equestrian Centre’s indoor arena, Stoneleigh Park, 33 years ago. Now, after being based at...
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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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Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Board Directors
March 28, 2024
British Showjumping are pleased to announce the appointment of three Independent Non-Executive Board Directors who will be joining the Board on the 1st April 2024. Iain Graham, CEO commented “We were really pleased with the calibre of candidates who applied for the positions of Equality, Diversity...
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POYS PREVIEW 2024
March 27, 2024
All roads for Pony and Young Riders lead to Arena UK in Grantham, for Easter week at the annual Pony of the Year Show.  Now evolved as a Youth Festival for riders and a highlight of the showjumping calendar, POYS opens its doors for four...
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Charlie Hancox from Worcestershire is February’s NAF Shining Star
March 26, 2024
Charlie Hancox, from Droitwich, Worcestershire, has been awarded February’s NAF Shining Star accolade. Charlie, a member of the British Showjumping Hereford and Worcester Academy, was nominated for the award by her coach Hannah Jackson. Eleven-year-old Charlie currently has two ponies that she competes – an eight-year-old...
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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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WHITAKER AND STOCKDALE TAKE TO THE KITCHEN FOR  THE GREAT ROYAL WINDSOR BAKE-OFF
March 20, 2024
With Royal Windsor Horse Show fast approaching, from 1 – 5 May, Show Ambassadors Jack Whitaker and Joseph Stockdale were tasked to a unique challenge with the Show’s appointed caterers, Mosimann’s. The two show jumpers swapped their show jackets for aprons as they took on...
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Donald Whitaker seizes a world ranking win in Oliva Nova
March 18, 2024
Donald Whitaker landed a world ranking win with Millfield Colette at Spring MET III in Oliva Nova, Spain. Fifteen from a field of 60 secured initial clears over the 3* 1.45m track for a place in the jump-off but they were no match for Donald.  He...
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Equine Welfare
March 16, 2024
British Showjumping is liaising closely with the British Equestrian Federation and the FEI regarding the Athlete James Smith (FEI ID   10031879) who has been immediately suspended as of 16 March 2024, following equine welfare concerns relating to photos that appear to have been taken at a recent...
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Taking The Reins: Equine Carbon Calculator launched to Inspire Environmental Action
March 15, 2024
A consortium of equine organisations is rallying the industry to play a leading role in addressing the climate crisis and shaping a better future, with the launch of the first nationwide equine carbon calculator today. Pioneered by equine environmental sustainability specialists White Griffin and the Farm...
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European Equestrian Federation launches survey on at-home horse welfare
March 15, 2024
Horse welfare has always been the key priority for the EEF, and in the last months, several examples of poor horse welfare in a training environment have been exposed. The EEF has observed with dismay and has made it our highest priority to support our...
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Boost for British breeders as the Young Horse Championships move to Hickstead
March 13, 2024
British Showjumping has selected the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead as the new host venue for the British Young Horse Championships (9-12 August 2024). The show, which boasts a total prize fund of nearly £80,000, will take place on the all-weather arenas and will host...
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British Showjumping National and Academy Championships 2024
March 13, 2024
The British Showjumping National Championships (BSNC) will return to the NAEC, Stoneleigh Park for an action-packed week of Showjumping from the 6th – 11th August 2024. Senior classes will take place on the first three days: Tuesday 6th August – Thursday 8th August, with the National Children on Horses...
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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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Celebrating International Women's Day
March 08, 2024
On 8th March every year, International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It is a day to both recognise, and be inspired by, the achievements of the women who have made, and continue to make, a difference.  This...
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Lucie Williamson from Ayrshire is the latest NAF Shining Star
March 07, 2024
Lucie Williamson, from Ayrshire, has been awarded the latest NAF Shining Star accolade. Lucie, a member of the British Showjumping Southwest Scotland Academy, was nominated for the award by her coach Aileen Craig. Thirteen-year-old Lucie currently has two ponies that she competes: Carrowbeg Suzie, a 16-year-...
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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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British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO5* Ocala Longines League of Nations
March 06, 2024
Having qualified to compete in the CSIO5* Longines League of Nations in Ocala, USA, the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain. The competition takes place between the 19 – 23 March 2024 at the World Equestrian Centre, Florida. Harry Charles, from Alton, Hampshire,...
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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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SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier Wraps Up at Addington Equestrian Centre with Alice Ellison and Georgie Strutton Claiming Last Final Spots.
March 04, 2024
At Addington Equestrian Centre, riders gathered for the SEIB Winter Novice competition, aiming to secure the last coveted spot in the final. Following an impressive first round, 22 of the starting 40 jumped the clear needed to progress to the jump off, but it was second to...
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Jennifer Billington Triumphs in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Qualifier, Securing Final Spot.
March 04, 2024
Addington Equestrian Centre hosted the concluding UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Qualifer this weekend, with Jennifer Billington emerging as the champion. In an exhilarating jump-off featuring eight horse and rider combinations, the top five contenders were separated by a mere 2.38 seconds....
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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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British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO4* Wellington FEI Nations Cup
February 22, 2024
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO4* Nations Cup in Wellington, USA the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain. The competition takes place between the 27th February – 3rd March 2024 at the Wellington Equestrian Centre, Florida. Sameh El Dahan, who is...
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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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British Horse Foundation Free Spring Webinars
February 19, 2024
The British Horse Foundation are kicking off their Spring webinar series covering all things breeding. In preparation for the breeding season ahead whether you’re foaling down, putting your mare in foal or assessing your growing youngster – they have all the vital topics included. The webinars...
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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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Pony Height Certificate Update
February 16, 2024
  Important Notice: Any pony competing in the Blue Chip Pony Championships, Pony of the Year Show and the British Showjumping Pony Winter Finals, will not be required to have an updated height certificate prior to competing in 2024.      
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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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Redpost Equestrian announced as title sponsor for the British Showjumping Senior Foxhunter Championship Series
February 08, 2024
Prominent family-run equestrian company, Redpost Equestrian, has officially taken on the title sponsorship of the British Showjumping Senior Foxhunter Championship Series. This partnership builds upon the company’s previous sponsorship of the championship final in 2022 and 2023. Redpost Equestrian's continued support demonstrates their deep-rooted commitment...
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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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Enablelink take title sponsorship of the 128cm Championship Final and Series
February 06, 2024
British Showjumping is delighted to announce that, Enablelink, specialists in the acquisition, reprocessing and distribution of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal products, have taken title sponsorship of the 128cm Championship Series for the year 2024. This sponsorship follows Enablelink's successful collaboration with the Pony Foxhunter Championship Final last...
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British Breeding Stallion Event    highlights some of the best Showjumping Stallions available at stud in the UK for 2024
February 05, 2024
Taking place at Addington Equestrian on Saturday 10th February, kindly Sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds and run in association with Competition Stallions Guide  Top class stallions with some of the best Showjumping pedigrees in Europe will be represented at the British Breeding Stallion Event this weekend. Bloodlines featured...
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