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Hickstead’s Royal International Horse Show to run in reduced format for 2021
April 21, 2021
  The organisers at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, have made the difficult decision to run the Royal International Horse Show under a new format for this season, due to the ongoing Covid situation and restrictions on international travel. The July fixture would normally...
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BEF UPDATE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EU ANIMAL HEALTH LAW
April 20, 2021
  The BEF received confirmation on Friday from DEFRA on the detailed implementation of the new EU Animal Health Law, which is due to come into force on Wednesday, 21 April 2021.This new EU law affects thoroughbred movements to and from the EU.  As previously advised, it...
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Emily Morris Scoops Top Spot in the NAF Five Star Silver League Qualifier at Dean Valley EC
April 19, 2021
Riding her own 10 year-old bay mare, Bean Cruising Emily Morris from Shropshire skillfully scooped top spot in the first of the seasons NAF Five Star Silver League Qualifiers at Dean Valley Equestrian Centre. As one of twenty-eight starters in the class Emily made light work...
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Holly Johnstone claims NAF Five Star Bronze League Qualifier win at Dean Valley EC
April 19, 2021
On Saturday Dean Valley Equestrian Centre played host to the first NAF Five Star Bronze League Qualifier of the season and it was Holly Johnstone from Newcastle upon Tyne who scooped top spot on board her own Carquois Du Ceve. There was some tough competition in...
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Monica Ballard clinches the win in the First Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Second Round at Parwood Equestrian Centre
April 19, 2021
Kent based Monica Ballard claimed the win in the first Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery Second Round at Parwood Equestrian Centre in Surrey on Sunday with her own Cartier 666. Forty-one hopeful starters came forward to take on the eleven fence track but only nine made it...
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Abigail Leadbetter & Hearts Cruise win the First Equissage Pulse Senior British Novice Second Round at Speetley Equestrian Centre
April 19, 2021
Under blue skies at Speetley Equestrian Centre in Derbyshire the first Equissgae Pulse Senior British Novice Second Round of the season took place, and it was Abigail Leadbetter from County Durham who secured top spot riding Hearts Cruise, a 6 year-old mare owed by Anita...
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British Showjumping Springboard 138cm Final
April 19, 2021
  Tilly Dickinson-Gaunt, aged 12 from Saffron Walden, remained cool-headed despite the pressure to post the only clear round in the jump-off to land the Springboard 138cm final with her mother Faye Gaunt’s Airbourne Freddie.  It made her journey from her Essex base to the Winter Pony...
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British Showjumping Springboard 128cm Final
April 19, 2021
Tara Sweetnam, aged 11, looks to be following in the family ‘s showjumping footsteps after landing the top two places in the Springboard 128cm final with her father Brian’s Priestwood Hardy and Claughan Casper at the Winter Pony Finals at South View Equestrian Centre in Wettenhall,...
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Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic
April 18, 2021
  Henry Squibb from Brentwood, Essex secured the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic with nerve, skill, a cool-head combined with scope and power on Emily Fenn’s handsome stallion Kilcurry Dawn to conclude a three-day spectacular at South View Equestrian Centre at Wettenhall in Cheshire. “If...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Gorla Minore CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup
April 15, 2021
  Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO3* FEI Nations Cup in Gorla Minore, Italy the following squad have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 21 – 25 April 2021 at...
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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh – One Minute Silence
April 14, 2021
  As a mark of respect we are asking all show organisers, who are running a British Showjumping event  on Saturday 17 April, to observe the National one minute silence at 3pm to mark the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip,...
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EHV-1: Continued use of equine self-certification encouraged
April 13, 2021
As reported on 7 April, the Equine Infectious Diseases Action Group (EIDAG) – who advise British Equestrian – has recommended that the EHV-1 risk level is dropping to a low/normal level, but as an endemic disease the risk it poses to the UK equine population...
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LGCT Madrid Ready to Kick-off European stages of 2021 season
April 13, 2021
The world’s best riders will continue their Longines Global Champions Tour campaign in Madrid next month at the beautiful Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Fans will be treated to a dazzling display of top class sport and entertainment across three days. From 21 - 23...
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British Equestrian COVID update: state of play at 12.04.21
April 12, 2021
  With lockdown measures easing across the United Kingdom, including a number of key milestones on Monday 12 April that will enable us to get out and further enjoy our horses, sport and activity, here’s an update from British Equestrian on what you can do. Also...
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British Showjumping pay tribute to former FEI President Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
April 09, 2021
HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle in England. His death, at the age of 99, was announced by Buckingham Palace. The longest serving FEI President, a position he held between 1964 – 1986, he was succeeded in...
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EHV Relief Fund Brings Showjumping Community Together for a Common Cause
April 09, 2021
The FEI, EEF, JOC, EO, Riders Help Riders as well as Emile Hendrix, Peter Charles and Frederick Goltz recently announced the launch of the EHV Relief Fund. The fund aims to help support riders and owners that are facing severe financial hardship due to the...
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Paddy McMahon (1933 – 2021)
April 08, 2021
  British Showjumping express their deep condolences to the family of Paddy McMahon who passed away at the age of 87 on Sunday, 4th April in the company of his three children Patricia, Elizabeth and Peter. During the 1970’s Paddy became a household name partnering Penwood Forgemill...
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BEF EHV-1 update – 07.04.21
April 07, 2021
  Following the successful implementation of protocols for horses returning to the UK who might potentially have been impacted by the EHV-1 outbreak in Europe, British Equestrian is pleased to report that the disease risk in the UK is nearing normal levels. However, the recommendation on...
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Membership/Horse Registration reminder
April 07, 2021
We have noticed a significant number of automated fines being produced during the past week since sport has resumed.  To assist members who have joined since last weekend, and who may have had fines generated for competing prior to their membership restarting, we have backdated their...
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horsescotland update and approved equestrian guidance
March 31, 2021
  Update from horsescotland: This guidance is effective from 5th April. For the time being, there is very little change to the current guidance issued on 12th March.  Thank you for your continued patience whilst we seek clarification on a number of ongoing specific points of detail around future guidance,...
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BEF/BHS statement: indoor arena use in England
March 31, 2021
  After nearly a week of discussions, British Equestrian had confirmation this afternoon from the Cabinet Office, via the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), that the use indoor arenas in England remains restricted under the most recent legislation. In a campaign lead by...
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British Showjumping National & Academy Championships 2021
March 30, 2021
It is with great pleasure that British Showjumping are in a position to announce that the 2021 British Showjumping National Championships and Academy Championships will be going ahead between the 3 – 10 August at the NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Emma Williams, Event Director  for Grandstand...
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General Admission Tickets now on sale for the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show
March 30, 2021
Secure your tickets now for the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show, returning to the iconic Bolesworth estate for five days of elite equestrian sport, unrivalled family entertainment and premium hospitality, now confirmed for the new dates 7th – 11th July. Attracting some...
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BEF statement: covered and indoor arenas in England
March 26, 2021
  British Equestrian has been made aware that the recent legislation published by government now states that indoor riding arenas in England should close and will not be permitted to open on Monday 29 March in line with other outdoor sports facilities. This contravenes the agreed...
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National fixture to replace Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting for 2021
March 25, 2021
  The directors of the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead have made the difficult decision to cancel the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting for 2021, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. The international fixture will be replaced by a national show, the Al Shira’aa Jumping...
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CSI2* Chard and CSI2* Wellington, Heckfield to both run this spring
March 23, 2021
Due to the uncertainty regarding sport resumption in Wales, the FEI CSI2* Chepstow show which was due to run at the David Broome Event Centre between the 30 April – 3 May 2021 has been cancelled and the dates relocated to Chard Equestrian. The Chard International...
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Ben Maher wins $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 10 CSI3* for the Win Aboard Ginger-Blue
March 19, 2021
Ben Maher (GBR) and Ginger-Blue, owned by Jane Forbes Clark, moved masterfully across the 1.50m course to win the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 10 CSI3* on Friday, March 19, in the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in the tenth week...
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EHV Equine Health Self Certification process to be introduced at shows
March 19, 2021
  The recent EHV-1 outbreak in Europe has so far claimed the lives of 17 horses and resulted in the FEI announcing a cancellation of international shows in some countries as a result. With competition and wider equestrian activities due to get underway shortly, British Equestrian and...
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British Showjumping Fixtures Update
March 18, 2021
  Further to the Resumption of Sport plan issued on 2nd March, as anticipated there have been further changes to the summer calendar and allocated qualifiers.  These changes are as follows: International Shows in England Bolesworth International Horse Show has moved to July for 2021.   A CSI2*, CSI1*,...
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FEI impose further extension of shutdown of international events within specific countries in mainland Europe
March 12, 2021
The following statement has been received from the FEI with regards to the imposing of a further two-week extension of shutdown of international events in specific countries within mainland Europe. A decision will be made towards the middle of next week with regards to the planned...
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British Equestrian Federation -  Update 12.03.21
March 12, 2021
  The four governments of the United Kingdom have now released a number of updates that outline the easing of lockdown restrictions across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. Working with our member bodies and government agencies, British Equestrian can update the equine community as we...
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ELITE SPORT RETURNS TO BOLESWORTH AND YOU’RE INVITED
March 10, 2021
  A summerlong series of elite sport is scheduled at Bolesworth for 2021, and you’re invited. Synonymous with world-class showjumping and outstanding equestrian facilities, Nina Barbour and the team are bringing sport back to Bolesworth with an extensive calendar of show dates including the Bolesworth International...
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BEF update: EHV-1 cases in Bedfordshire
March 10, 2021
  British Equestrian and its Emergency Response Group have been made aware of the current EHV-1 cases confirmed at a livery yard adjacent to a major equestrian competition venue in Bedfordshire. Chair of the group, Jenny Hall BVSc MRCVS, has been monitoring the situation with vets...
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Spanish Sunshine Tour cancelled with immediate effect
March 05, 2021
The FEI has today been informed that a second horse at the Spanish Sunshine Tour venue in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP) has been put into isolation after developing mild neurological signs and a slightly elevated temperature. As this is the second horse showing neurological signs...
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Scott Brash Clinches the win in prelude to first LGCT Grand Prix of the year
March 05, 2021
  Scott Brash (GBR) pulled off a mind-blowing feat of speed in today’s headline 1.55m competition at the magnificent Longines Arena at AL SHAQAB’s magnificent. It was a blistering jump-off featuring eight of the world’s best horse and rider combinations and it all came down to precision...
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British Showjumping EHV-1 Member Update
March 04, 2021
  Further to the EHV-1 protocols regarding horses returning to the UK, which we issued on 2 March 2021, British Showjumping would like to reassure their members that all stakeholder groups are working  together to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. Iain Graham, Chief Executive for...
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British Showjumping: Management of showjumpers returning to UK from high risk areas of Europe
March 02, 2021
Currently, there is a Europe-wide alert of increased risk of disease associated with Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia (ESP) and has already resulted in related outbreaks in at least three other countries in Europe. In response British Showjumping are putting in place the...
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 Resumption of Sport Spring 2021
March 02, 2021
  Following the recent Government announcements in the UK with regards to the roadmap out of national lockdown, British Showjumping have been working with Show Organisers and other key stakeholder groups to draw up plans for the resumption of British Showjumping activity which we are pleased...
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FEI cancels European mainland events due to EHV-1 (neurological form)
March 01, 2021
FEI cancels European mainland events due to EHV-1 (neurological form) (Update -  23:00 hrs - 1st March 2021) The FEI has cancelled international events in 10 countries on the European mainland with immediate effect and until 28 March 2021 due to the rapid evolution of a...
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French Equitation Federation – EHV1 Update
March 01, 2021
  British Showjumping have received the following update from the French Equitation Federation (FFE) with regards to competition within France. As follows: “In order to master the development of an epidemic of Myeloencephalitis  - EHV1 (rhinopneumonia) after the finding of  many cases at competitions in Europe, the FFE...
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John Whitaker wins Vilamoura CSI3* Grand Prix
February 28, 2021
  Todays CSI3* Atlantic Tour Grand Prix at Vilamoura drew to a finish this afternoon with John Whitaker, from Huddersfield West Yorkshire, heading the presentation line up having claimed the victory in his inimitable style From the forty-six starters it was seven that came forward for the...
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Jodie Hall McAteer 2nd in 4* Medium Tour Grand Prix at the Sunshine Tour & Faye Sutton 2nd Small Tour GP
February 28, 2021
Medium Tour Grand Prix An eleven strong jump-off field, from an initial field of seventy-seven, came forward to contest the title of the Medium Tour Grand Prix this afternoon at Vejer de la Frontera, Spain.  This was the final day of the third week of...
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Joe Stockdale 2nd in Sunshine Tour CSI4* Andulucia Big Tour Grand Prix
February 28, 2021
Joe Stockdale 2nd in Sunshine Tour CSI4* Big Tour Grand Prix It was a tremendous performance by 21 year-old Joe Stockdale from Northampton when he took 2nd place in the CSI4* Sunshine Tour Grand Prix at Vejer de la Frontera in Spain.  The Big Tour Grand...
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Notice for Horses travelling to the Spring MET III Tour, Spain
February 28, 2021
  The show organisers of the Spring Met III tour in Oliva Nova have, following special recommendations communicated by the Spanish Equestrian Federation, advised competitors to avoid travelling to the show. Taking into account the added risk incurred at stopover stables it was felt the only advice...
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Notice for Horses entering the Sunshine Tour, Spain.
February 28, 2021
The show organisers of The Sunshine Tour have issued notice that, with immediate effect, it will be obligatory for all horses that are to enter the showground facilities be either correctly vaccinated against Rhinopneumonitis (herpesvirus Type 1 and Type 4) or to present a negative...
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Royal Windsor Horse Show to run in July
February 26, 2021
The Organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show have today confirmed that Royal Windsor Horse Show will take place from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th of July this year. “We are looking forward to running a near as normal Show at Windsor in July,” said Show...
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British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Wellington, Florida CSIO4* FEI Nations Cup
February 25, 2021
  Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO4* FEI Nations Cup in Wellington, Florida the following squad have been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 3rd – 7th March 2021 at the...
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BEF update: plans to ease lockdown restrictions announced in England and Scotland
February 23, 2021
  The UK Prime Minister and Scotland’s First Minister have outlined their plans for the taking England and Scotland out of the current ‘stay at home’ restriction. Both leaders have given indicative timeframes, which give the equestrian sector a guide for when activity can resume, businesses...
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British Showjumping - Podcast Update
February 23, 2021
Listen to the latest British Showjumping Podcast following the recent road map announcement from the UK Government regarding the resumption of sport.  Adam Cromarty is joined by British Showjumping Chief Executive Iain Graham to bring you what we know so far. We will be updating the British...
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Highly topical programme confirmed for National Equine Forum
February 22, 2021
  A compelling and highly topical programme has been confirmed for the 29th National Equine Forum (NEF), to be held virtually on Thursday 4th March 2021. Presentations will include the impact of Brexit on the equestrian industry and engaging with more diverse communities within equestrianism. Restrictions posed...
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