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ONLEY GROUNDS TO HOST ADDITIONAL WINTER CLASSIC QUALIFIERS
November 27, 2020
With the resumption of sport being allowed from the 2nd December, Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex in Rugby will now play host to the Winter Classic qualifiers that were due to take place at the cancelled Arena UK show scheduled to run between the  4 –...
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Ride Out Racism and The DHD Foundation launch social campaign #IAMPARTOFTHECHANGE
November 26, 2020
Reece McCook, social campaigner and the founder of Ride Out Racism, has teamed up with Daisy Honeybunn and her husband Pravin Mukhi, founders of the DHD Foundation, to create #IAMPARTOFTHECHANGE, a campaign to increase diversity and inclusion throughout the equestrian industry.   Explaining his experience...
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BEF update: Activity in England post-lockdown
November 26, 2020
  The government announced details of the revised three tier alert system for England earlier today and which areas would fall into each tier. The positive news is that equestrian activity can largely continue within number and setting restrictions based on the area’s tier level. Current...
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Brexit and what we know about travelling horses to Europe
November 25, 2020
Brexit: what we know about travelling horses to Europe after 1 January 2021 Just 38 days remain until the end of the transition period for leaving the European Union, and if you work, ride, compete, travel or trade in Europe, a number of changes are coming...
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Hello M'Lady is the FEI Horse of the Month
November 21, 2020
Congratulations to the team behind Hello M'Lady, owned by Lady Kirkham and Lady Harris and ridden by Scott Brash, following the FEI announcing her as their Horse of the Month for November. The 14 year-old mare and Scott Brash are one of Great Britain's most successful partnerships...
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Equissage Pulse renew sponsorship of the Senior British Novice Championship for 2021
November 20, 2020
Internationally renowned equine therapy company, Equissage Pulse, will be continuing with their sponsorship of the British Showjumping Senior British Novice Championship for 2021. The Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Championship is the highest contested senior series in the national showjumping calendar and it is for registered...
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Olympia, the London International Horse Show goes online!
November 18, 2020
Today Olympia, The London International Horse Show goes online bringing all the fun of Olympia into your home. While you may not be able to visit the Show in person this year, the Olympia organisers are bringing the show to you. The Olympia Online website is...
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GB’s Team NAF finish joint 3rd in Vilamoura CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
November 17, 2020
It was a joint 3rd place finish for Great Britain today in the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup competition at the Clube Hipico de Vilamoura in Portugal. Riding under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF, the team of four finished on a total score of 16...
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Nupafeed Supplements to sponsor the Senior Discovery Championship for 2021
November 17, 2020
Equine supplement company, Nupafeed, has confirmed that it will continue with its sponsorship of the British Showjumping Senior Discovery Championship for 2021, marking seven consecutive years of alignment. Imported from Germany, Nupafeed’s equine supplements combine advanced scientific research with the highest quality ingredients to make their...
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BEF update: Defra clarification
November 12, 2020
Please find below the latest update from the BEF: BEF update: Defra clarification We received an update late on Thursday from Defra and DCMS via the British Horse Council and British Horse Society following our combined request for clarification on the recent legislation concerning the National Restrictions...
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FEI Awards 2020 celebrate a decade of equestrian excellence
November 10, 2020
If you had the chance to choose, who would be your favourites from the winners over the past decade of FEI Awards? Well now you have that opportunity! In a year when our sport has been brought to a standstill by the pandemic, we are looking...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Vejer de la Frontera CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
November 10, 2020
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, the following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 25th – 29th November...
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BEF revised update: England lockdown, travel in Scotland and post-firebreak advice in Wales
November 06, 2020
BEF revised update: England lockdown, travel in Scotland and post-firebreak advice in Wales 6th November 2020 Please note: the guidance below was released on 5 November and subsequently updated on 6 November, changed text is indicated in red. At midnight, England went into national lockdown for a...
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BEF update: England lockdown, travel in Scotland and post-firebreak advice in Wales
November 05, 2020
Please find below the latest BEF update with regards to equestrianism during the period of lockdown. For British Showjumping this means a total cessation of British Showjumping activity in England from 5th November to 2nd December inclusive. Competitions and training in Scotland may continue in line...
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British Showjumping Update: Clarification is being sought on new COVID-19 lockdown restrictions
November 03, 2020
Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday that a national lockdown will commence in England on Thursday 5 November, British Showjumping is working with British Equestrian to provide members with an update as soon as possible. British Equestrian is seeking clarity on aspects of the...
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June Warren – (15/6/1923 – 29/10/2020)
October 31, 2020
  It is with a heavy heart that British Showjumping share the news of June Warren’s passing after a short illness and at the age of 97 years. June’s involvement in the sport has been a prolific one and her legacy is impressive.  Marrying her late husband...
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Dodson & Horrell Amateur & Veteran Championships 2020
October 31, 2020
15:00 hrs 31st October 2020 - Statement from British Showjumping regarding the 2020 Dodson & Horrell Amateur Veteran Championships It is with regret that British Showjumping announce the postponement of the Dodson & Horrell Amateur & Veteran Championships that were due to run between the...
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New dates for BETA International 2021
October 30, 2020
        BETA International is going full steam ahead with new dates lined up for its 2021 show. Organisers have announced that this leading trade buying and business event for the equestrian, pet and country sectors will now take place from Thursday 9 to...
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Leslie Squibb (August 1950 – Oct 2020)
October 30, 2020
  It is with great sadness that British Showjumping learn of the passing of Leslie Squibb, Chairman of the Squibb Group and longstanding sponsor and supporter of the sport. Leslie had an unbridled passion for showjumping which manifested itself through a 20 year-title sponsorship of the Pony...
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COVID-19 Protocols – Reminder re Member Responsibilities
October 30, 2020
  With the recently introduced government changes as to how coronavirus restrictions are being managed at a local level we would like to remind our members of their legal and social responsibility in respect of current COVID-19 protocols. As a sport, we have been in the fortunate...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Vilamoura CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
October 27, 2020
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup in Vilamoura, Portugal, the following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 16th – 19th November 2020 at the...
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Blue Chip Championships 2020
October 26, 2020
After the disappointment of having to cancel the Blue Chip Winter Championships last April due to the covid-19 lockdown which was obviously beyond our control, we have been exploring all of the available options for safely re-scheduling the championships. We are cautiously excited to...
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BEF update: regulatory action
October 23, 2020
   On 21 October British Equestrian (BEF) released an update informing stakeholders that a number of UK equine feedstuff manufacturers may be affected by the shipment of molasses which was contaminated with Zilpaterol, a banned substance. This was followed by a statement from the British Equestrian...
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British Equestrian welcomes the return of Toggi as team suppliers
October 23, 2020
  In 2006, the British riders, vaulters, drivers, owners, grooms and support staff headed to the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany under one banner and all proudly sporting unified team kit for the first time. The brand behind that kit was Toggi. Today, British Equestrian...
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James Smith wins Winter Classic Grand Prix at Aintree
October 21, 2020
  The Winter Classic Show at Aintree Equestrian Centre (14 – 18 October) saw James Smith and the big jumping grey Simply Splendid notch up a Grand Prix win from a starting field of forty-five starters on final day. James, from Kirkcudbrightshire in Scotland, and the 11...
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FEI confirms Jumping & Dressage European Championships 2021 in Germany
October 21, 2020
  The FEI has committed to allocate European Championships in two Olympic disciplines – Jumping and Dressage – for 2021, both to German venues. The FEI Board has confirmed allocation of the FEI Jumping European Championships 2021 to Riesenbeck, home-base of Barcelona 1992 Olympic champion Ludger Beerbaum,...
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BEF update: Zilpaterol contamination in equine feedstuffs
October 21, 2020
British Equestrian has been made aware that several feed companies who distribute in the United Kingdom may also have products contaminated with the banned substance Zilpaterol, which was in a shipment of molasses used in the manufacturing process. A number of companies are in direct contact...
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October 18, 2020
  It was a 2nd place finish for John Whitaker with  the 11 year-old bay Sharid, owned by HH Prince Torki bin Mohammed Al Saud, in the CSI3* Grand Prix in Vilamoura, Portugal this afternoon. The starting field of forty-three combinations were whittled down to twelve for...
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Kerry Brennan and Wellington M win the Aintree Indoor Championships Grand Prix
October 11, 2020
The British Showjumping Indoor Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre came to a close this evening, after five superb days of jumping, with the 1.40m Grand Prix, sponsored by AW Jenkinson, offering a £6,000 prize fund. With qualifiers for the Grand Prix having run through the show...
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Scott Brash claims St Tropez CSI 4* Grand Prix
October 11, 2020
An outstanding jump-off performance from Scott Brash and the 11 year-old bay gelding Hello Jefferson owned by Lady Kirkham and Lady Harris saw them win the €85k Grand Prix in St Tropez, France earlier this afternoon. The sole British representative in the Grand Prix he produced...
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Guy Williams claims the CSI 3* Grand Prix of Vilamoura
October 11, 2020
It was a good day for the Brits today when they claimed five of the top six places in the CSI 3* Grand Prix in Vilamoura, Portugal this afternoon. Despite it being October the weather was glorious with riders being able to ride in shirt sleeves...
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Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year title goes to Tabitha Kyle & Gangnam Style II
October 11, 2020
An exciting six strong jump-off saw 13 year-old Tabitha Kyle from Loughborough, Leicestershire with the 11 year-old bay gelding Gangnam Style take the Leading Pony Showjumper of the Year title, sponsored by Shaw Farm Stud, at the British Showjumping Indoor Championships this afternoon at Aintree Equestrian Centre. The...
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Danielle Ryder & Sam van de Tojopehoeve Z win the Lord & Lady Equestrian Senior Newcomers Championship
October 11, 2020
This afternoon saw the culmination of one of most contested series on the national circuit, the Lord & Lady Equestrian Senior Newcomers Championship, and it was Danielle Ryder from Preston, Lancashire riding her own Sam van de Tojopehoeve Z (Spartacus x Quasimodo Z) that took...
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Henry Squibb & Clyde Barrows are victorious in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship
October 11, 2020
Fourteen year-old Henry Squibb from Brentwood, Essex added his name to the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship roll of honour today when he took the top spot on the 8 year-old grey gelding Clyde Barrows owned by Patricia Squibb. Henry fought off 47 other challengers...
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Tabitha Kyle notches another win by taking the British Showjumping 138cm Championship
October 11, 2020
Thirteen year-old Tabitha Kyle took the lead in the 13 strong jump off in the British Showjumping 138cm Championship, sponsored by Cats & Pipes, earlier this morning from an original field of more than thirty starters.  Fresh from her Pony Foxhunter win on Friday her victory this...
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Tim Davies & Nielson claim the prestigious Equitop GLME Senior Foxhunter Championship
October 10, 2020
A field of thirty-three starters was whittled down to an eight way jump off for the historic Senior Foxhunter Championship Title sponsored by Equitop GLME this evening at the British Showjumping Indoor Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre. For Tim Davies from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk with...
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Cate Kerr & Dunbarover IV win the British Showjumping 128cm Championship
October 10, 2020
From a field of almost thirty combinations it was 11 year-old Cate Kerr from Newmarket in Suffolk that took the win in the British Showjumping 128cm Championship sponsored by RG Farriers Ltd,  with her mother Lisa’s 11 year-old 128cm dun pony Dunbarover IV. Nine had made...
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Olivia Sponer and Conella II are unbeatable in the NEDZ Advance Pony British Novice Championship
October 10, 2020
Fourteen year-old Olivia Sponer from London proved to be unbeatable in today’s NEDZ Advance Pony British Novice Championship on day four of the British Showjumping Indoor Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre. Riding Conella II, a 6 year-old bay mare owned by Kerry Grimster, Olivia set...
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Equine governing bodies seek to secure industry future in EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement
October 10, 2020
  Proposed solutions that would secure the future of the European equine industry through safe and expedited horse movement between EU Member States and Britain following the UK’s departure from the EU, have been sent to Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Head of Task Force for...
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Talent Seekers Final won by 7 year-old Linton de la Chapelle & Chantelle Duggan
October 09, 2020
The Talent Seekers Final, for Grade B & C horses that qualified via one of the direct entry qualifiers, took place this evening at the British Showjumping Indoor Championship Show at Aintree Equestrian Centre.  Incorporating the 7 year-old Horse Championship, it was a 1.40m Final...
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Tabitha Kyle wins the Pony Foxhunter Championship
October 09, 2020
It was the in-form 13 year-old Tabitha Kyle from Loughborough in Leicestershire who took the Pony Foxhunter title at the British Showjumping Indoor Championship Show at Aintree Equestrian Centre this evening by posting an incredibly fast jump-off clear with the 10 year-old black pony Teagan...
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Charlotte Page & Qrevette Gii take the top spot in the Pony Discovery Championship
October 09, 2020
Day three of the British Showjumping Indoor Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre saw the pony national finals get underway and first up was Pony Discovery Championship which was contested by 45 eager starters. In the 12 strong jump off, it was 14 year-old Olivia Sponer on...
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Isaac Hall wins the Winter Grades B&C Championship
October 08, 2020
Isaac Hall claimed the Winter Grades B&C Championship title this evening at the British Showjumping Indoor Championship show which runs between the 6 – 11 October at Aintree Equestrian Centre. Having qualified for the final from the 2019-2020 Winter Classic shows, it was a two-way jump off...
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British Bred mare Billy Jive claims NAF Five Star Summer Silver League Championship with Gemma Hallett
October 08, 2020
The 1.20m NAF Five Star Silver League Championship brought with it some great competition from the field of forty starters. It was Gemma Hallett from Wellington in Somerset that claimed the victory with the British Bred Billy Jive (Billy Mexico x Billy Congo), an 11...
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Emma-Jo Slater wins the Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Championship for the fifth time
October 08, 2020
The second day of national finals got underway at the British Showjumping Indoor Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre today with the Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Championship being the first national title to be contested. The first round saw forty combinations come forward with sixteen jumping clear...
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Emma Crawford & Gina Gold win the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship Title
October 07, 2020
The final national championship title to be won on the opening day of the British Showjumping Indoor Championship Show, which runs until Sunday 11 October at the exceptional Aintree Equestrian Centre, was the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship. In line with the two championship...
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NAF Five Star Summer Bronze League Championship goes to Alistair White & Hanleen O Tess
October 07, 2020
Fifteen combinations made it through to the jump off for the NAF Five Star Summer Bronze League Championship at the British Showjumping Indoor Championships which is playing host to many of the key national finals between the 6 – 11 October at the prestigious Aintree Equestrian...
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Charley Hamilton & Innishannon Red Squirrel win the Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Championship
October 07, 2020
The first national title being contested at the British Showjumping Indoor Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre was a hard fought one. Just over half of the forty strong opening field came forward for the jump off having jumped clear in the first round of the...
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Come together for peace of mind
October 06, 2020
  To celebrate the significance of World Mental Health Day, Saturday October 10th, Riders Minds is asking the equestrian community to ‘Come Together’ to support mental health, raise awareness and to make a difference. At a time when social distancing is the normal, it is...
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October 05, 2020
The Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) is delighted to announce the launch of a new dedicated membership pathway which recognises and promotes the high standards of livery yards. The decision to expand membership to include livery yards came following a number of focus groups,...
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