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Four riders share top spot in the STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Second Round at Kelsall Hill Equestrian
July 17, 2024
The Summer Pony Premier at Kelsall Hill Equestrian showcased the penultimate STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Second Round competition of 2024. The event drew 32 riders to compete in the class and tackle the initial round, with five combinations jumping clear in the first round. Progressing through to the...
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Aimee Paxton takes the win in the penultimate Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Kelsall Hill.
July 17, 2024
The Summer Pony Premier at Kelsall Hill Equestrian hosted the penultimate Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round of 2024, as young riders and their ponies vied for a spot at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) final. An impressive 70 riders entered the arena,...
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Five Horses Gain Qualification to Contend for the Prestige Italia Big Star Bonus
July 16, 2024
At Arena UK, 42 horses competed in the last Prestige Italia Big Star Championship Qualifier, vying for their opportunity to contend for the Big Star Bonus at the Prestige Italia Six-Year-Old Championship Final, scheduled to be held at the British Young Horse Championships in Hickstead...
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Joe Trunkfield and Tankardstown No Diggity Triumph at Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round
July 16, 2024
Arena UK played host to the final Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round competition, setting the stage for the Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships next month at Stoneleigh A total of 56 horse and rider combinations tackled Course Designers’ Neil Foster and Declan Perry’s...
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Ben Maher scoops a win at Valkenswaard on Ginger-Blue as we round up this week’s International results
July 15, 2024
Ben Maher secured victory in the 4* 1.50m in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, with the tiniest of margins on Ginger-Blue. Following heavy rain the day before, blue skies and sunshine greeted the 31 riders in this Grand Prix qualifier as they faced the 12-fence 1.50m speed track designed...
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Great Britain land Team Silver at the FEI European Championships for Veterans in a hot competition under the blistering Italian sun
July 12, 2024
Great Britain claimed Team Silver at the FEI European Jumping Championships for Veterans in the glorious but hot Italian setting at San Giovanni in Marignano. Temperatures sizzled at 39 degrees centigrade, but the riders and horses adjusted to jump into an early third place in the...
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Oliver Tuff flies to first place in the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Horse of the Year Show Grade C Qualifier
July 12, 2024
Bicton Arena played host to the seventh British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Horse of the Year Show Grade C Qualifier of 2024. The competition featured a challenging 12-fence track designed by Rafael Suarez, over which, only five of the starting 24 combinations managed to secure a clear...
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British Equestrian invites young athletes to apply for its World Class Programme for 2025–2027
July 11, 2024
The British Equestrian World Class Programme is inviting up-and-coming athletes with ambitions to compete on future senior equestrian teams to put themselves forward for consideration to join the Podium Potential Pathway (P3) squad for 2025–2027. Now embedded into the equestrian performance pathway, the aim of the...
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Equine Welfare
July 11, 2024
Following concerns raised about a cryotherapy unit being advertised for use at a British Showjumping affiliated show, the National Sport Committee have agreed to follow the FEI and the below rule addition is effective from Thursday, 11th July 2024 at 11.00hrs. Rule 97.2 Prohibited Supportive Therapies...
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Simon Buckley takes the win in the penultimate Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Bicton Arena
July 11, 2024
The penultimate Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round unfolded on Sunday evening at Bicton Arena. The competition saw 36 horse and rider combinations riding for top spot over a challenging course designed by Rafael Suarez. Simon Buckley emerged victorious, as he guided Millfield Hickson, owned by...
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British Showjumping’s Team Audevard announced for CSIO5* Hickstead FEI Nations Cup
July 10, 2024
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO5* Agria Nations Cup of Great Britain at Hickstead, the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team Audevard. The competition takes place between the 24 – 28 July 2024...
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Equestrian teams named for Paris 2024
July 10, 2024
On behalf of the British Olympic Association (BOA), British Equestrian has named the teams of three and alternate combinations in the dressage, eventing and jumping competitions that make up equestrian at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Team athlete names are listed alphabetically, and the running...
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British Showjumping’s Pony Squad announced for Pony European Championship
July 08, 2024
The following youth squad has been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping European Championship for Ponies. The competition takes place between 23 – 28 July 2024 at Sentower Park, Opglabbeek (BEL). Katie Bradburne, from Berkshire, with the eight-year-old bay mare Wetspoint Foreign Affair,...
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Donald Whitaker races to a Spruce Meadows North American win
July 08, 2024
Donald Whitaker recorded his first win at the Spruce Meadows North American meeting to add his name to a Spruce Meadows trophy like his legendary uncles John and Michael Whitaker. It was no mean feat, but Donald had an added incentive as close friend and fellow...
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British Showjumping’s Youth Squads announced for Youth European Championship
July 08, 2024
The following three youth squads have been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping European Championship for Young Riders, Juniors, and Children. The competition takes place between 15 – 21 July 2024 at the Peelbergen Equestrian Centre, Kronenberg (NED). Juniors Sophie Evans, from Staffordshire, with...
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Chloe Templeton takes top spot in the Events Though A Lens Talent Seeker Qualifier at Scottish Summer Extravaganza
July 05, 2024
The fourth Events Through A Lens Talent Seeker Incorporating the Seven-Year-Old Championship Qualifier took place at the Scottish Summer Extravaganza this week and 80 riders took to the arena in an attempt to secure their qualification to the final. Course Designer Shaun Sands’ 1.30m first round track...
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Great Britain’s Team Audevard claim third in a hard-fought Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup at Aachen
July 05, 2024
Great Britain’s Team Audevard finished in third place on the podium in a relentlessly tight, closely contested Mercedes-Benz Nations Cup at the iconic CHIO Aachen arena in Germany. Ten teams ran in this high-octane competition and, with the Olympics just one month away, many nations –...
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Aileen Craig is victorious in the Redpost Equestrian Foxhunter Second Round at the Scottish Summer Extravaganza
July 04, 2024
The Redpost Equestrian Foxhunter Seconds Rounds continued this week at the Scottish Summer Extravaganza, with Aileen Craig taking top spot riding her own C&N Lockdown. 43 combinations came forward over course designer Shaun Sand’s 1.30m track and the competition was fierce, with half of the starting...
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Holly West wins STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round at Kelsall Hill Equestrian
July 02, 2024
The STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre played host to 24 young riders and their ponies. Of the starting 24, seven competitors made it clear through course designer Peter Gillespie’s first two rounds to reach the final jump-off. Holly West emerged victorious,...
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9 Horses Gain Qualification to Contend for the Prestige Italia Big Star Bonus
July 01, 2024
30 horses jumped at Pyecombe Horse Show in the penultimate Prestige Italia Big Star Championship Qualifier, aiming for contention of the Big Star Bonus at the Prestige Italia Six-Year-Old Championship Final at the Young Horse Show, taking place at Hickstead in August. The 9 combinations to achieve...
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Gemma Ellison takes her maiden win in the International Stairway at Royal Norfolk Show
July 01, 2024
The penultimate International Stairway League took place last week at the Royal Norfolk Show where Gemma Ellison was crowned the fifth winner of the 2024 series, riding her own Helsinki VDL. “It is my first year following the Stairway series as I have another mare who...
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Hollie Gerken dominates in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Chard Equestrian
July 01, 2024
Chard Equestrian played host to the penultimate Summer Pony Premier of 2024, and true to form, Hollie Gerken achieved an impressive 1st and 2nd finish in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round. With a starting list of 80 horse and rider combinations, Course Designer Nigel...
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Hollie Gerken secures second STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Second Round win of 2024 at Chard Equestrian
July 01, 2024
This weekend saw the STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Second Round at Chard Equestrian. The competition was intense, and the course proved challenging, with only three riders managing to clear the first round. Heading into the second round the riders knew they were guaranteed a top-three finish and...
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Rule Britannia! Matt Sampson reigns at Spruce Meadows with victory in the Pan American Grand Prix on Daniel
July 01, 2024
Matt Sampson ruled at Spruce Meadows Pan American, taking victory in the feature 5* Pan American Cup presented by Rolex at the iconic Calgary, Canada venue. There were tears of joy as Matt hailed Davenport Stud’s 16-year-old stallion Daniel as “one of the most incredible horses”...
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William Fletcher secures win in British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Horse of the Year Show Grade C Qualifier at Royal Norfolk.
July 01, 2024
The Royal Norfolk Show hosted the latest British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Horse of the Year Show Grade C Qualifier, where William Fletcher emerged victorious, securing two more qualifications for the final. Fletcher, who has already qualified two horses for the Horse of the Year Show final,...
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Paul Barker lifts the 2024 British Masters title at South View Equestrian Centre
July 01, 2024
Paul Barker landed the Windmill Farm Estates British Masters Grand Prix at South View Equestrian Centre with his reigning Winter National 1.35m Champion, Green Grass. “He’s been very consistent recently but ended up second a few times, it was nice to win one,” said Paul. Course-designer Gillian...
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British Showjumping’s Team Audevard announced for CSIO5* Aachen FEI Nations Cup
June 28, 2024
Following an invitation to compete in the Nations Cup at the World Equestrian Festival, Aachen (GER), the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team Audevard. The competition takes place between the 4 – 7 July 2024...
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British Showjumping’s Veteran Squad announced for Veteran European Championship
June 27, 2024
The following Veteran squad has been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping Veteran European Championships. The competition takes place between 11 – 14 July 2024 in San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy. Meet the squad: Tina Canton, from Nottinghamshire, with her own 12-year-old chestnut gelding,...
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Team GB Equestrian squads unveiled for Paris 2024
June 26, 2024
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced the three squads of riders who will travel to France this summer to represent Team GB in the equestrian competitions at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Paris 2024 will be a fifth Olympic Games for current Olympic individual...
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Chris Smith takes top honours in the International Stairway at Royal Highland Show
June 26, 2024
The International Stairway at the Royal Highland Show this weekend saw a fourth winner of the 2024 series crowned; this time victory went to Chris Smith and Thomas Dunning’s Harthill Mexico. Nineteen combinations took on the 1.50m course, with nine skilfully jumping the necessary clear to...
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Young Horse Training with Matt Lanni
June 26, 2024
British Showjumping is delighted to offer members the opportunity to attend young horse training with Matt Lanni at the British Showjumping National Training Centre on the 22nd and 23rd July. This is a great opportunity part way through the Summer season to bring young horses for two...
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All smiles for the winners of the NAF Silver and Bronze League Qualifiers at Northallerton
June 24, 2024
The penultimate NAF Silver and Bronze League Qualifiers of the 2024 summer league took place this past weekend at Northallerton Equestrian Centre. Saturday saw the NAF Bronze League unfold with exactly 50 riders competing for a coveted spot in the semi-finals next month. Riders aimed to...
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Guy Williams Speeds to Victory in the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Hickstead.
June 24, 2024
The Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting hosted the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter second Round, with 62 horses vying for victory in the prestigious championship qualifier. The competition was fierce as riders aimed to jump all three rounds of competition to come out on top. Out of...
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Mark Edwards and Matt Sampson are the winners in this week’s international round-up
June 23, 2024
Mark Edwards lands a win in Deauville Mark Edwards hit the ground running on day one, flying into the top spot of the 3* 1.45m Grand Prix qualifier with Royale Tale at CSIO3* Deauville, in France.  A big entry of 75 contended this 12-fence 1.45m speed with...
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Willam Funnell sets a new Hickstead Derby record with win number five
June 23, 2024
It was nerve-wracking, nail-biting and tense, but Britain’s William Funnell broke records to land his unprecedented record fifth Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby victory in an edge-of-your-seats jump-off with a masterclass of riding Barbara Hester and Yoshiaki Oiwa’s Dublon. “Last year, I thought if I won it,...
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A family affair: Doney winner takes Hickstead home victory
June 23, 2024
The Bunn family – owners of the All England Jumping Course – had special reason to celebrate on the final day of the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting. “What a great success – I’m a winning owner-breeder,” joked Edward Bunn, Director of Hickstead, after Sunday...
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William steps up to first International win at Hickstead
June 23, 2024
William Fletcher’s childhood and subsequent career may be knitted into the fabric of Hickstead history – but today, at the Al Shira’aa Derby Meeting, he enjoyed the buzz of an International Arena win for the very first time. “It’s fantastic – I just cannot believe it,”...
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Jude Burgess Triumphs at Hickstead: Leestone Nicholas Shines in Six-Year-Old Championships Victory
June 22, 2024
Goudhurst showjumper Jude Burgess took top honours in this morning’s Billy Stud Auction British Six-Year-Old Jumping Championship at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, riding long-time partner Leestone Nicolas. Jude has kept Leestone Nicolas in his string since acquiring the gelding as a two-year-old. “I really...
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Laura Renwick takes 7 & 8 Year Old Championship with new ride
June 22, 2024
The Breen Equestrian Beethoven 7 & 8 Year Old Championship was won by Essex-based professional Laura Renwick and new ride Marseilles, who is just seven years old. “I’m really delighted – the horse is ever so green at this level,” said Laura, who only picked up...
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Nicole Lockhead Anderson logs another victory with rising star Mecoblue PS
June 22, 2024
Two years into their partnership, Nicole Lockhead Anderson is starting to see the spoils of her efforts with the eight-year-old Mecoblue PS, who she rides for owners Thomas Williams and Gestut Lewitz. Today, they added victory in the 57-strong Plumpton Racecourse Derby Two Phase to a...
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Nicole Lockhead Anderson triumphs again at Hickstead
June 22, 2024
Scotland’s young star Nicole Lockhead Anderson began Saturday at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting just as she finished Friday: with victory in the famous International Arena. Saturday morning’s success came with one of her own stars of the future, the athletic Chasalino PS, who she...
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Great Britain's Team Audevard land third place on the podium in a tense, nerve-wracking contest in the Longines League of Nations at Rotterdam
June 22, 2024
Great Britain’s Team Audevard excelled under pressure to claim third place on the podium in the Longines League of Nations in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in a super-tight competition. As the Longines League of Nations in St Gallen was cancelled and not rescheduled, this leg in the...
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Great Britain's Team Audevard land second place in the Longines EEF Nations Cup of Deauville Semi Final and will make their team debut in the Final in Poland
June 21, 2024
Great Britain, jumping under the title sponsor banner of Team Audevard, pulled out all the stops to take a podium place and qualify for the Longines EEF Series Final at Deauville’s Nations Cup Semi Final in France.  This is the first time Britain will contend this...
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Rachel Proudley takes top spot in the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Grade C HOYS Qualifier at The Royal Highland Show
June 21, 2024
The British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Championship qualifiers continued this week on the opening day of The Royal Highland Show. Sixty combinations stepped up to take on the challenge of Mark McGowan’s 1.35m track and, with faults scattered across the course, 13 advanced to...
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British Showjumping Pony Measuring Update
June 21, 2024
British Showjumping is delaying the implementation of National Pony Measuring until October. Following consultation with National vets, we raised queries with the FEI around their measuring rules. In order that we are aligned with the revised FEI rules, it has been agreed to wait until any...
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Alex Bishop and Beyonce shine in the 1.25m Open
June 21, 2024
Local professional Alex Bishop took an early victory in the main arena at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, taking the 1.25m Open Championship with smart grey Beyonce LVP Z. Alex, who teamed up with the 14-year-old mare at the end of last year, actually never...
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Four on the trot for Hickstead winner Arianna
June 21, 2024
Tonbridge showjumper Arianna Kuligowksi, 23, continued her reign as one of the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting’s most successful amateur competitors when winning Friday’s Hickstead 1.10m Amateur Championship with Ivascalle for the fourth time. Although they’ve enjoyed such consistent success in this class, Arianna, who has...
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Speed King Guy Williams takes Stoner Vase with new ride
June 21, 2024
Yorkshire’s Guy Williams is no stranger to finding himself on top of the leaderboard at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting. Today in the Stoner Jewellers Vase CSI4*, the first of this week’s international classes, Guy once again secured the win.  The victory came courtesy...
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Chloe Winchester wins big at Hickstead
June 20, 2024
Suffolk-based showjumper Chloe Winchester was delighted to take victory in Thursday’s Astore & Sons 1.35m Open Championship at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, riding Elliott Rowe’s nine-year-old Korlenski. The pair were able to take a narrow victory by a margin of less than a...
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Emily Routledge Begins Her Week at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting with Something to Celebrate
June 20, 2024
Surrey-based Emily Routledge began her week at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting with something to celebrate, with a win in Thursday morning’s Hickstead Annual Grade C Championship, held in memory of Sarah Davidson. “It’s my favourite show – it’s amazing,” said Emily, whose win came...
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