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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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COVID-19 Protocols – Member Responsibility
October 05, 2020
Ahead of the Aintree Indoor Championship Show, commencing this week, alongside the ongoing competition dates that are in the show calendar we would like to take this opportunity to remind members of their legal and social responsibility in respect of current COVID-19 protocols. It is of...
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Gain Equine Nutrition investigating potential contaminant
October 02, 2020
British Showjumping share the following message from GAIN Equine Nutrition in respect of their investigating of a potential contaminent in their Equine feed range.  As follows: GAIN Equine Nutrition wishes to advise its customers that it is investigating the potential presence of a contaminant in some...
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Equi-Trek to support the British Showjumping Business Partnership for the sixth consecutive year
October 02, 2020
Equi-Trek, the largest producer of horseboxes and trailers in the UK, has signed up to support the British Showjumping Business Partnership for the sixth consecutive year. In doing so, Equi-Trek will remain a pivotal partner in underpinning the performance pathway programme via the funding of...
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LIVESTREAM TIMETABLE ANNOUNCED FOR THREE DAYS OF VIRTUAL WINDSOR AUTUMN SERIES FEATURING WILLIAM WHITAKER MASTERCLASS
September 24, 2020
Organisers of CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show are excited to announce the packed official programme for the Virtual Windsor Autumn Series 2020 Show! The Virtual Show takes place via a daily streamed video from 25-27 September, starting at 1pm every day. Available worldwide via Facebook, YouTube and...
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AN ONLINE AUCTION WITH A DIFFERENCE
September 24, 2020
  British Breeding Launch the First Futurity Elite Online Auction This year is the first time that British Breeding is to carry out an auction of Futurity Elite youngstock. Unlike studbook or private auctions, the Futurity Elite Online Auction drew on around 400 Futurity entries this year to...
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LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW CANCELLATION STATEMENT
September 18, 2020
  It is with great sadness and regret that Bolesworth Events have taken the difficult decision to cancel Liverpool International Horse Show 2020. Over the past six months, the team have worked with the M&S Bank Arena to model a series of scenarios that would allow us...
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Cancellation of the Senior Qualifier Show at Wales & West – 15/09/2020 Update
September 15, 2020
Further to the announcement made on the 21st August it is with regret that it has not been possible, as had been hoped, to reschedule the following qualifiers: British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet Grade C Qualifier Equitop GLME Senior Foxhunter Second Round Lord & Lady Equestrian Senior Newcomers Second...
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Olympia, The London International Horse Show 2020 - Cancellation Announcement
September 14, 2020
The Organising Committee of Olympia, The London International Horse Show announced today that with great regret it has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Show. Over the last few months, the Olympia organising team has been looking at multiple scenarios to try to stage...
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Scott Brash & Hello Jefferson 2nd in 5* Grand Prix of Valkenswaard
September 12, 2020
It was an afternoon of world class performances and exactly what the showjumping world had been missing since sport globally was impacted by Covid-19.  For Scott Brash with the 11 year-old Hello Jefferson, owned by Lady Kirkham and Lady Harris, it was a 2nd place...
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British Equestrian Update: new legal restrictions for England
September 10, 2020
The government has recently announced new restrictions in England which limit gatherings to a maximum of six people, enforceable by law, which come into effect on Monday 14 September. While this has implications for day-to-day life, British Equestrian has had confirmation via Sport England that...
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COVID-19 Member Protocols - September 2020 Update
September 10, 2020
We know that it is hugely important to everyone involved with British Showjumping that we can continue to safely run the sport. Following the Government announcement (9th September) regarding changes to the numbers who are allowed to meet in England we have received confirmation from Sport...
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Reallocation of the Pony Qualifier Show at Wales & West
September 08, 2020
The Pony Qualifier Show that was due to take place at the Wales & West Showground between the 18 – 20 September has been reallocated and will now take place at Chard Equestrian between the 26 – 27 September. Back on the 21 August, the First...
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Holly Smith wins the Science Supplements All England Grand Prix
September 06, 2020
Holly Smith became the second female rider to add her name to the roll of honour in the Science Supplements All England Grand Prix. The Grand Prix attracted a huge field of 76 starters, but the challenging course and tight time caught many combinations out, with the...
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Saturday at the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships
September 05, 2020
Today was the penultimate day of the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships, and what a fabulous day it was with five championship finals taking place in the Longines International Arena. Cornwall-based showjumper Sammie-Jo Coffin further stamped her Hickstead credentials when winning today’s Voltaire Design Douglas...
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September 04, 2020
Lottie Tutt had a day to remember when she won the Al Shira’aa Five Year Old Championship, as well as jumping double clear to share first place in the Four Year Old Final. Nearly 70 five-year olds came forward for the championship in the Longines International...
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Tabitha Kyle dominates the podium in the Pony of the Year Winter 138cm Championship
September 03, 2020
An in-form Tabitha Kyle and Playboy van de Zoetewei retained the Pony of the Year Winter 138cm Championship today at the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships at Hickstead. Thirteen year-old Tabitha from Loughborough, Leicestershire took on 22 other competitors in her bid to become the...
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Sophia Rogers scoops the Pony of the Year Winter 128cm Championship Title
September 03, 2020
In the impressive Longines International Arena at the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships at Hickstead, 10 year-old Sophia Rogers from Chelmsford, Essex scooped the top prize in the Pony of the Year Winter 128cm Championship on Whinney Lass. A strong field of 24 contested the...
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Lauren Caroline wins the Pony of the Year Winter Grade JC Championship
September 03, 2020
Fifteen year-old Lauren Caroline from Warlingham, Surrey delivered a convincing win when she produced the only double clear in the Pony of the Year Winter Grade JC Championship at the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships at Hickstead. Lauren took the Championship title on board Kissemmie...
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NOMINATE YOUR HEROES FOR THE HORSE & HOUND AWARDS 2020 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NAF
September 03, 2020
  Nominations are now open for the Horse & Hound Awards 2020 in partnership with NAF. The prestigious event is being delivered as a virtual, multi-media online bonanza on 2 December, meaning every equestrian fan around the world can join the celebration. With the H&H Awards now in...
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August 30, 2020
James Smith made a successful return trip to Cheshire and, after taking a double of wins at Bolesworth the week before, landed the two feature classes at the Scope Festival at South View, including the Squibb Group 1.40m grand prix. Nine of the twenty-nine grand prix...
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GB’s Team NAF Joint Second in Drammen CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
August 30, 2020
Having endured a few days of stormy showers and weather, the sun was most definitely welcomed by all when it made a reappearance just before the start of the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup in Drammen, Norway this afternoon. The full-up 1.45m course designed by Anders Hafskjold...
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Showjumping returns to Hickstead with a ‘socially distanced’ show
August 27, 2020
  After the cancellation of both its international fixtures, Hickstead is ready to play host to its first competition of the 2020 season. The Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships will take place from the 2-6 September, offering classes from pony and grassroots levels up...
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The first qualifying show for Aintree is almost upon us!
August 27, 2020
  Following the July announcement of the new indoor Championship Show at Aintree Equestrian Centre, we trust that everyone is now looking forward to qualifying for their respective Championship Finals. The Aintree Indoor Championships, which will be playing host to many of the most popular national finals,...
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August 26, 2020
Hannah Barker provided two flawless rounds despite the rain to land the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship at Scope Festival on her grandmother Lynn Barker’s Ammanvalley Santino. Four riders came forward to the jump-off but Yorkshire based Hannah drew the short straw as first...
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Hannah Barker wins the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship
August 25, 2020
Fifteen year-old Hannah Barker from Northallerton in North Yorkshire claimed the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship title during this year’s Scope Festival held at SouthView Equestrian Centre, Cheshire. Hannah piloted Ammanvalley Santino, a 16 year-old British bred gelding owned by Lynn Barker, whom...
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AL SHIRA’AA BOLESWORTH BRITISH YOUNG HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 23, 2020
The Al Shira’aa Bolesworth British Young Horse Championships was hailed a great success by riders – and they certainly voted in favour as the Cheshire venue received huge entries and young horses benefited from invaluable education competing in the moat enclosed main arena. Danielle Farnsworth scored...
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