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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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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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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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Miles O'Donnell and Tabitha Rose Callow round out a weekend of Second Round Qualifiers
April 30, 2024
Senior Newcomers Second Round at Stainsby Grange Miles O’Donnell landed the Senior Newcomers Second Round at Stainsby Grange with his own Jackpot DS. The field of 70 competitors came forward over the 1.25m track with 29 supplying initial clears and an eventual seven returning for the final jump-off....
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Abi Kerry Speeds to Victory in the STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round Competition at Forest Edge.
April 29, 2024
The STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round competitions are well and truly underway, as this weekend saw the fourth qualifier take place at Forest Edge in Norfolk. As a Table A8 class, competitors must jump clear in two rounds, before taking to the jump off in...
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Scarlett Ward Kicks on to Glory with Mareno Z in the Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Second Round at Dean Valley
April 29, 2024
Sunday, 28th April saw Dean Valley play host to the second Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Second Round competition of 2024, and with it comes qualification for the Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Championship Final at the British Showjumping National Championships. Open to all horses who have qualified...
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Emma Crawford and King Louie III Surpass Expectations to take the First Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter Second Round Win of 2024
April 29, 2024
Second Round competitions are now in full swing, as British Showjumping members travel the breadth of the country vying for qualification in our coveted Championship Finals, and the Redpost Equestrian Senior Foxhunter is certainly no exception. With the past winners roll reading as a who’s...
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Robert Jefferies Jumps to Victory in his Inaugural Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Second Round at Dean Valley
April 29, 2024
Forty horse and rider combinations headed to Cheshire’s Dean Valley this weekend to contest in the Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Second Round, in a bid to clinch their spot in the Championship Final at the British Showjumping National Championships this year. In order to...
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Joe Stockdale secures a five-star victory in Fontainebleau with Equine Rescue Services Kandleford
April 29, 2024
Joe Stockdale claimed victory in the 5* 1.45m with Colin Garratt’s Equine Rescue Services Kandleford at Le Printemps des Sports Equestres in Fontainebleau, France. A total of 54 competitors came forward in this speed class with several world-class riders in contention.  Joe outpaced them all, skilfully...
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Another week, another win! Mikey Pender takes back-to-back Grand Prix wins
April 29, 2024
Ireland’s Mikey Pender hit the turbo button on Hughes Bravo’s scopey HHS Cornetta to land the feature 2* Grand Prix at Chepstow Spring International, one week after taking the Chard Equestrian Grand Prix. “She’s [HHS Cornetta] amazingly fast for a big horse and every round she’s...
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Ruby Barrs claims second place in her first Under 25 1.45m Grand Prix in the Czech Republic
April 28, 2024
Ruby Barrs netted second place in the Under 25 Grand Prix with Jacqueline Barrs’ Guinot Di Nocciola at Zduchovice’s Youth Event in the Czech Republic.  Only three riders negotiated the 1.45m track cleanly to access the jump-off with Ruby posting the steadiest of the two double...
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Rosie Smith lands the Zduchovice Children-on-Horses Grand Prix with Fruselli in the Czech Republic
April 28, 2024
Rosie Smith is riding high and, just two days after being a vital member of the third-placed British Nations Cup team, she claimed victory in the Children-on-Horses Grand Prix with TJ Hall’s Fruselli at Zduchovice’s Youth Event in the Czech Republic. Fifty-two riders came forward over...
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Great Britain’s Young Riders delve deep to secure second place in the FEI Young Riders Nations Cup of Zduchovice
April 27, 2024
The British team of Young Riders dug deep to take second place in the FEI Young Riders Nations Cup of Zduchovice in the Czech Republic, holding their nerve in round two to move up the order. Six teams came forward over the 12-fence 1.45m track with...
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Great Britain claim second place in a tight, tense, FEI Junior Nations Cup of Zduchovice
April 27, 2024
It went to the wire in the FEI Junior Nations Cup of Zduchovice in the Czech Republic with the result of the jump-off resting on Britain’s final rider, Great Britain taking a close second place. Britain, fielding three team debutantes in their team of four, stood...
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Great Britain secure third place in the FEI Children-on-Horses Nations Cup of Zduchovice
April 27, 2024
Great Britain claimed third in the FEI Children-on-Horses Nations Cup of Zduchovice in the Czech Republic in a tight competition decided by a three-way jump-off. Four of the original eight teams were level on a zero score at the halfway stage with Denmark dropping out of contention on four...
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Jonathan Egmore and Mollie Rose Smith are winners in the Equissage Pulse British Novice Second Rounds.
April 23, 2024
Jonathan Egmore booked his place in the Equissage Pulse British Novice Final with his own Online TN at The Suffolk Equestrian Centre. Forty-six hopefuls contended the first of three rounds over Sue Peasley’s 1m course and 25 unlocked the key to go on to round two....
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Lacey-Mae Russel seizes Victory in the STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round at Felbridge Showground
April 23, 2024
Saturday 20th April, saw Felbridge Showground play host to the third STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Competition of 2024. It was fantastic to see so many riders and ponies take to the ring, not only to compete for the top spot, but to claim their...
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Zoe Smith hit top gear in the Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Second Round
April 23, 2024
Zoe Smith hit top gear, taking victory in the Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Second Round at The Suffolk Equestrian Centre with I Lexus Z. A total of 46 competitors stepped up to tackle the 1.05m track built by course designer Sue Peasley in the three-round competition,...
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NAF Five Star Bronze and Silver League Qualifiers get underway at Speetley Equestrian Centre
April 23, 2024
Danielle Brown took her first step to qualifying for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) in the first NAF Five Star Bronze League Qualifier at Speetley Equestrian Centre with Free Jump. Thirty-nine riders from a field of 77 posted initial clears over the 1.05m track,...
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Irish rider Mikey Pender lands the feature Grand Prix at Chard Equestrian
April 22, 2024
Mikey Pender claimed the Longines Ranking 2* 1.45m Grand Prix from the front at Chard Equestrian Centre, Somerset, with the scopey HHS Cornetta. “She’s a very talented mare who wants to do the job as much as I do,” said Mikey, who was on his first...
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Grace Debney is on the podium at Wellington International
April 22, 2024
Grace Debney jumped Boheme De La Roque into third in the $32,000 Florida Coast Equipment 3* 1.45m at Wellington International. A total of 63 competitors tackled this two-phase class with Grace and the Kannan x Quick Star 13-year-old Boheme finishing 0.64 seconds behind the winner, Ireland’s...
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British riders feature strongly in the Pony Grand Prix of Compiegne
April 21, 2024
Britain’s pony riders, winners of the Nations Cup earlier in the week, were denied victory in the Pony Grand Prix at Compiegne’s Youth Festival, France, but filled five of the top seven places. Aimee Paxton, 15, was best in second place on Las Vegas ahead of...
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Great Britain lands second place in a hard-fought Children-on-Horses Nations Cup of Compiegne
April 21, 2024
A young British Children-on-Horses squad gave a good account of themselves in their first team competition to take equal second place in a close competition at the Youth Festival in Compiegne, France. Eleven teams of children aged 12 – 14 faced French course-designer Cedric Longis’ 12-fence...
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Great Britain command victory in the Pony Nations Cup of Compiegne
April 19, 2024
Great Britain returned victorious in the first of the season’s FEI Nations Cup Youth competitions in Compiegne, France, with a resounding zero score. Eight teams came forward to face French course-designer Cedric Longis’ 12-fence 1.30m track with Switzerland taking an early lead in the first half...
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British riders are still in the hunt in the Longines FEI World Cup Final
April 19, 2024
Luck wasn’t with Britain’s riders in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final leg II in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and all three made one mistake apiece. Seven of the 32 starters jumped initial clears and remarkably, the top two were a repeat of Leg one. World Number...
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FEI Jumping World Cup Final Round 1
April 18, 2024
Great Britain is in the running with three riders in the top 14 of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ben Maher is best of the British after round one over Frank Rothenberger’s 1.60m Table C Speed track, lying sixth with...
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