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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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Surprise Paris 2024 ticket releases
February 05, 2024
Of the 10 million tickets available for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, just under 8 million have already been taken up. But there will be a new ‘surprise’ series of ticket releases at regular intervals over the next few weeks and up to Games time, offering...
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Harry Charles guarantees his place in the Longines FEI World Cup Final in the penultimate qualifying leg of the Western European League
February 05, 2024
Harry Charles added more World Cup points to his tally with a third place finish in the penultimate leg of the Western European League in Bordeaux, France.  The still relatively inexperienced Sherlock stepped in for Harry to take third in the Longines FEI World Cup at Jumping de...
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KBIS British Equestrian Insurance announce continued sponsorship of  British Showjumping’s National Club Championships
January 31, 2024
British Showjumping is delighted to announce that KBIS will continue sponsoring the National Club Championships for 2024, which will take place this year on 12 – 14 August at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC) in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. KBIS has been a crucial supporter of...
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Generation Z is the focus for British Equestrian’s latest Youth Pathway Coaching seminar
January 31, 2024
British Equestrian ran its third annual Youth Pathway Coaching seminar on 29–30 January, which had ‘Coaching Generation Z’ at the heart of its programme. The seminar, which was funded by Sport England, was opened up to invited coaches nominated by their discipline and working within the...
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Christopher Smith lands the Aintree Winter Classic Grand Prix with Harthill Mexico
January 30, 2024
Christopher Smith sailed to victory in the Winter Grand Prix at Aintree International Equestrian Centre’s Winter Classic with Thomas Dunning’s Harthill Mexico. Twenty-two combinations contented Rafael Suarez’s 13 fence 1.40m track with seven returning for round two against the clock, Christopher Smith claiming two rides. Three...
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Matt Sampson claims a double win with the small but golden MGH Candy Girl at Jumping Amsterdam
January 29, 2024
Matt Sampson hit form to clock up a victory double with MGH Candy Girl at Jumping Amsterdam’s five-star meeting in The Netherlands. Matt has always wanted to ride at Jumping Amsterdam and this year he secured a starting ticket to the main event. The pair hit...
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Tillie Davies secures place at Hickstead final with victory in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Grades B&C Qualifier
January 29, 2024
Tillie Davies has joined the ranks of riders who have earned their spot in the highly anticipated UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Championship Final. With an outstanding performance aboard her own and Jenny Davies' Croft CV, Tillie emerged victorious despite fierce...
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Great Britain finish third at the CSIO4* Nations Cup of Sharjah
January 29, 2024
Great Britain claimed third place in the CSIO4* Nations Cup of Sharjah presented by Longines to start 2024 on a high. Nine teams contented the 12 fence 1.55m course designed by Germany’s Frank Rothenberger with Great Britain drawn as the last team to jump. Pathfinder Joe Stockdale...
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Ryan Page claims top spot in the SEIB Winter Novice Championship Qualifier at Aintree Equestrian Centre
January 29, 2024
Ryan Page jumped to success at Aintree Equestrian Centre with Zoe Snedker’s Curraghgraigue Q Hill, in a hotly contested SEIB Winter Novice Championship Qualifier. Sixty combinations took to the ring, where they faced Rafael Suarez's 12-fence course, to contest for their spot in the Championship...
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 Events Through a Lens Continues its Successful Partnership as the Official Creative Content Partner for British Showjumping for a Second Consecutive Year
January 25, 2024
British Showjumping are pleased to announce that renowned equestrian media agency, Events Through A Lens, will be the Official Creative Content partner for a second consecutive year. 2023 saw the team travel the country to bring our members and followers the highlights of the showjumping...
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British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO5* Abu Dhabi Longines League of Nations
January 24, 2024
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO5*Longines League of Nations in Abu Dhabi, UAE the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain. The competition takes place between the 8th – 11th February 2024 at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Skye Higgin, who is...
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Richard Howley smoothly lands the feature Grand Prix at Kelsall Hill’s inaugural International show
January 23, 2024
Yorkshire-based Irishman Richard Howley used his final draw to maximum effect to take the top-billed world ranking Cheval Liberte and Windmill Farm Estates 2* Grand Prix at Kelsall Hill’s first International two-star event in Cheshire with HK Horses’ Zodiak Du Buisson Z. “He’s a character and...
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Darcy Breen and Lucy Capper are Winter JA Classic stars at Aintree Equestrian Centre
January 22, 2024
Darcy Breen claimed her second Winter JA Classic of the 2024 series on the consistent One Saharah at Aintree International Equestrian Centre. The pair qualified for the Final at Morris Equestrian Centre, taking third on day one and scoring a win 24 hours later.  At Aintree, 14...
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Great Britain has eyes set on 2024 Longines League of Nations™ podium
January 22, 2024
With the inaugural season of the Longines League of Nations™ kicking off in February, over the next few weeks we will take a closer look at the 10 nations that have qualified to compete and be the first to hoist the new trophy at the...
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Twinning for time: Amanda Derbyshire shares a win at The USA’s Wellington International
January 22, 2024
Amanda Derbyshire hit form in week two of the three-month long Wellington International tour but had to share the win when dead-heating on time. A competitive field of sixty-two riders took to the course designed by Germany’s Olaf Petersen Jr on the Equestrian Village Derby Field...
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Increased Qualification Places Available at the British Showjumping 2024 Small Pony Premier Series
January 19, 2024
Following the cancellation of the small pony premier at Morris Equestrian Centre, scheduled for 27 – 28 January, British Showjumping is increasing the qualifying places available at the remainder of the Small Pony Premier Series of 2024. The increased qualification numbers are for the following classes: Winter...
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Longines Rankings: Ben Maher contests Henrik von Eckermann’s supremacy
January 19, 2024
The rivalry within the Longines Rankings has reached new heights with the arrival of the new year, as British rider Ben Maher (3330 points) trails closely behind Swedish rider Henrik von Eckermann (3421 points) by a margin of fewer than a hundred points. This narrow...
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British Equestrian launches Coaching Bursary to support qualifications for second year
January 19, 2024
Following a substantial level of interest in last year’s Coaching Bursary, British Equestrian is pleased to open applications for a second time. The scheme is designed to support those taking their first step in their coaching career or developing their existing coaching skills, to enable...
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Ronnie Jones lands the Winter Grand Prix at Kelsall Hill’s Winter Classic with Kaleche
January 18, 2024
Ronnie Jones didn’t miss a beat in the jump-off in the Winter Grand Prix at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre’s Winter Classic in Cheshire, to record a handsome victory on Ruth Dowie’s Kaleche. “She’s been a freak of nature from the start.  I tried her over a...
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Graham Babes claims victory in the SEIB Winter Novice at Kelsall Hill
January 18, 2024
Graham Babes emerged triumphant in a hard-fought jump-off to take the top Agria Royal International Horse Show spot in the SEIB Winter Novice Championship qualifier at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre with Nanieta P. It was won and lost at the final vertical in an exciting second...
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Esteemed horsebox company STX-UK to sponsor the STX-UK British Pony Novice Championship and the STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Championship
January 18, 2024
Exciting news!  British Showjumping is delighted to announce respected horsebox company STX-UK, the official UK Importer for the world-renowned Stephex Horse Trucks, will be the title sponsor for the STX-UK British Pony Novice Championship and the STX-UK Pony Foxhunter Championship. STX-UK has committed to a three-year...
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Douglas Duffin lands the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter B and C at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre
January 17, 2024
Douglas Duffin was on form to take victory in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre in Cheshire, recording the second win in this winter series with Millfield Chacolatte. The consistent pair had already secured qualification for the Agria Royal International...
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Lucia Caroline is on-form at Aintree Equestrian Centre to claim two Agria Royal International places
January 16, 2024
Lucia Caroline hit top form at the first of the 2024 Small Pony Premier Series to take two coveted Agria Royal International Horse Show qualification tickets at Aintree International Equestrian Centre. Lucia, 11, proved the best in Sunday’s Winter 128cm Second Round with Desdemone De Marquais. Twenty-six...
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British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO4* Sharjah FEI Nations Cup
January 15, 2024
Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO4* Nations Cup in Sharjah, UAE, the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain. The competition takes place between the 25th – 28th January 2024 at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club. Skye Higgin, who is based...
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Ben Maher and Joe Stockdale show the rest the way home in the International round-up of the week
January 15, 2024
Ben Maher was back under the spotlight at Wellington International in Florida, USA, and, almost 12 months after suffering a fall and bring sidelined for three months with a shoulder injury, he bounced back to winning form. Partnering Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter’s Enjeu De Grisien,...
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Ellie Davies from North Yorkshire is the latest NAF Shining Star
January 12, 2024
Ellie Davies, from Whitby, North Yorkshire, has been awarded the latest NAF Shining Star accolade. Ellie, a member of the British Showjumping Cleveland and Durham Academy, was nominated for the award by her coach Danielle Quigley Cutter. Thirteen-year-old Ellie currently competes one pony: Kiltra Molly, a...
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Morris Equestrian Centre Large Pony Premier Round-up
January 08, 2024
Lucy Capper got the New Year off to a great start, capturing the first of the Winter JA Classic 2024 series with Robert Capper’s Capability Brown at Morris Equestrian Centre in Scotland. Course-designer Mark McGowan set an 11-fence 1.30m track for the eight competitors who came...
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Danielle Farnsworth lands victory in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter B and C qualifier at Onley Grounds with Kwis
January 05, 2024
Danielle Farnsworth claimed victory from the front in the UNIBED - Performance Equine Bedding Winter B and C qualifier at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex in Rugby, Warwickshire, riding a quiet, unhurried round on Kwis that proved sufficient for the top spot. “She’s lovely, she can be...
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Leo Lamb storms to victory in the SEIB Winter Novice qualifier at Onley Ground Equestrian Complex
January 05, 2024
Leo Lamb annihilated all opposition to take victory in the SEIB Winter Novice Championship qualifier on Jaguar Moon at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex’s Winter Classic in Warwickshire, securing a finalist place at the prestigious Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead. “He’s always been talented but he’s quite...
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Sandy McLean records his third win of the Winter Grand Prix series at Onley Grounds
January 05, 2024
Sandy McLean continued with his 2023 Winter Classic Grand Prix form in the New Year with a victory double on Eagele Z at Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre in Rugby. The pair headed a three-way decider in Wednesday’s 1.40m by 0.42 seconds and went on to claim...
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Pony Measuring Update
January 05, 2024
British Showjumping is introducing new guidelines for ponies regarding Measuring Certificates for 2024. Pony Measuring Following the introduction of the FEI pony measuring system, British Showjumping has been monitoring the advantages and the opportunity to align a national measuring process that mirrors the international system. From 1st January,...
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Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre to launch two major inaugural events in January
January 04, 2024
Preparations are well underway at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre as they launch two exciting major firsts in their 2024 calendar to welcome you the Kelsall Hill Winter Festival.  The event starts with their inaugural British Showjumping Winter Classic.  This is immediately followed by the beautifully-presented Cheshire...
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Matt Sampson scores a Christmas win in Mechelen
January 03, 2024
Christmas was over quickly and it was back to work early for riders attending the traditional Mechelen 5* show held in Belgium, between Christmas and New Year. British riders dominated the 5* Agria 1.40m with Matt Sampson leading the way on MGH Candy Girl. Forty-five tackled this...
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Pony Measuring and Competency Requirements
January 01, 2024
British Showjumping is introducing new guidelines for ponies regarding Measuring Certificates and competency requirements for 2024. Pony Measuring Following the introduction of the FEI pony measuring system, British Showjumping has been monitoring the advantages and the opportunity to align a national measuring process that mirrors the international...
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