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Support the British equestrian teams in their bid for Games glory
April 11, 2024
At an evening to celebrate 75 memorable years of Badminton Horse Trials held at the De Vere Tortworth Court, British Equestrian (BEF) and the British Equestrian Federation Fund (BEFF) launched their dedicated ‘Path to Paris Prize Draw’. Featuring some fantastic prizes with more in the...
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Fields Wicker-Miurin appointed as Chair of British Equestrian
April 08, 2024
The British Equestrian (BEF) Board of Directors has appointed business leader Fields Wicker-Miurin OBE FKC as the new Chair of Great Britain’s national federation of equestrianism. She will take up the official position on 01 July 2024, following a handover period. Over a career spanning more...
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New Year, new home!  The Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships will continue with their unique brand of traditions and atmosphere at Addington Equestrian Centre
April 02, 2024
The hugely popular Blue Chip Winter Show Jumping Championships moves to its new venue at Addington Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire, in 2024, marking its fourth home since the show’s inception at the National Equestrian Centre’s indoor arena, Stoneleigh Park, 33 years ago. Now, after being based at...
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Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Board Directors
March 28, 2024
British Showjumping are pleased to announce the appointment of three Independent Non-Executive Board Directors who will be joining the Board on the 1st April 2024. Iain Graham, CEO commented “We were really pleased with the calibre of candidates who applied for the positions of Equality, Diversity...
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POYS PREVIEW 2024
March 27, 2024
All roads for Pony and Young Riders lead to Arena UK in Grantham, for Easter week at the annual Pony of the Year Show.  Now evolved as a Youth Festival for riders and a highlight of the showjumping calendar, POYS opens its doors for four...
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Charlie Hancox from Worcestershire is February’s NAF Shining Star
March 26, 2024
Charlie Hancox, from Droitwich, Worcestershire, has been awarded February’s NAF Shining Star accolade. Charlie, a member of the British Showjumping Hereford and Worcester Academy, was nominated for the award by her coach Hannah Jackson. Eleven-year-old Charlie currently has two ponies that she competes – an eight-year-old...
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WHITAKER AND STOCKDALE TAKE TO THE KITCHEN FOR  THE GREAT ROYAL WINDSOR BAKE-OFF
March 20, 2024
With Royal Windsor Horse Show fast approaching, from 1 – 5 May, Show Ambassadors Jack Whitaker and Joseph Stockdale were tasked to a unique challenge with the Show’s appointed caterers, Mosimann’s. The two show jumpers swapped their show jackets for aprons as they took on...
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Donald Whitaker seizes a world ranking win in Oliva Nova
March 18, 2024
Donald Whitaker landed a world ranking win with Millfield Colette at Spring MET III in Oliva Nova, Spain. Fifteen from a field of 60 secured initial clears over the 3* 1.45m track for a place in the jump-off but they were no match for Donald.  He...
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Equine Welfare
March 16, 2024
British Showjumping is liaising closely with the British Equestrian Federation and the FEI regarding the Athlete James Smith (FEI ID   10031879) who has been immediately suspended as of 16 March 2024, following equine welfare concerns relating to photos that appear to have been taken at a recent...
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Boost for British breeders as the Young Horse Championships move to Hickstead
March 13, 2024
British Showjumping has selected the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead as the new host venue for the British Young Horse Championships (9-12 August 2024). The show, which boasts a total prize fund of nearly £80,000, will take place on the all-weather arenas and will host...
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British Showjumping National and Academy Championships 2024
March 13, 2024
The British Showjumping National Championships (BSNC) will return to the NAEC, Stoneleigh Park for an action-packed week of Showjumping from the 6th – 11th August 2024. Senior classes will take place on the first three days: Tuesday 6th August – Thursday 8th August, with the National Children on Horses...
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Celebrating International Women's Day
March 08, 2024
On 8th March every year, International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It is a day to both recognise, and be inspired by, the achievements of the women who have made, and continue to make, a difference.  This...
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Lucie Williamson from Ayrshire is the latest NAF Shining Star
March 07, 2024
Lucie Williamson, from Ayrshire, has been awarded the latest NAF Shining Star accolade. Lucie, a member of the British Showjumping Southwest Scotland Academy, was nominated for the award by her coach Aileen Craig. Thirteen-year-old Lucie currently has two ponies that she competes: Carrowbeg Suzie, a 16-year-...
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SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier Wraps Up at Addington Equestrian Centre with Alice Ellison and Georgie Strutton Claiming Last Final Spots.
March 04, 2024
At Addington Equestrian Centre, riders gathered for the SEIB Winter Novice competition, aiming to secure the last coveted spot in the final. Following an impressive first round, 22 of the starting 40 jumped the clear needed to progress to the jump off, but it was second to...
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Jennifer Billington Triumphs in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Qualifier, Securing Final Spot.
March 04, 2024
Addington Equestrian Centre hosted the concluding UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Qualifer this weekend, with Jennifer Billington emerging as the champion. In an exhilarating jump-off featuring eight horse and rider combinations, the top five contenders were separated by a mere 2.38 seconds....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FAREWELL TO LESLEY McNAUGHT (February 1964 – December 2023)
December 30, 2023
It is with deep sadness we announce Lesley McNaught has passed away aged 59. Lesley grew up on the family farm in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and her natural gift for riding and affinity with horses was spotted at an early age. Success with a variety of ponies,...
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British Showjumping are recruiting for a Sport Team & Performance Administrator
December 23, 2023
Sport Team & Performance Administrator Permanent Contract   Job Description:   We are looking for a Sport Team & Performance Administrator to join our team at British Showjumping to provide organised and efficient support to all areas of the sport which will include: Administrative support Data entry through company systems following...
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British Showjumping Christmas Closure
December 22, 2023
British Showjumping would like to thank you for your continued support and hope you have all enjoyed your involvement with showjumping over the past year. We’d also like to send you Season’s Greetings at this festive time of year, and let you know that British Showjumping’s office...
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Pony Measuring and Competency Requirements
December 21, 2023
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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Non-Executive Board Director Vacancies
December 20, 2023
British Showjumping is the national governing body in Great Britain which formulates the rules and codes of practice under which all affiliated competitions are held. Our purpose is to improve and maintain standards of showjumping, while encouraging members of all standards and at all levels...
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Olivia Lewington from Kent is the latest NAF Shining Star
December 19, 2023
Olivia Lewington, from Kent, has been awarded the latest NAF Shining Star accolade. Olivia, a member of the British Showjumping Kent Academy, was nominated for the award by her coach Katy Ford. Eleven-year-old Olivia currently has three ponies that she competes: One In A Million VI,...
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Additional classes to run at the Winter Pony Premier 148cm in 2024
December 18, 2023
As riders gear up towards the Winter Pony Premier season, they will have two more classes to aim for.  The 2024 Winter Pony Premier 148cm series will now run two Children-on-Horses classes - open to riders aged 12 - 16 - on Saturday and Sunday of each...
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Nine coaches awarded their British Equestrian Level 4 Coaching Certificate at London International Horse Show
December 14, 2023
Today, nine distinguished coaches were awarded their British Equestrian Level 4 Coaching Certificate (endorsed by UKCC), in conjunction with British Rowing and the University of Gloucestershire. The ceremony took place at the London International Horse Show, with certificates presented by British Equestrian’s Chief Executive, Jim...
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FEI Longines Rankings: Ben Maher closes the gap with Henrik von Eckermann
December 12, 2023
Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) maintains his position at the top of the Longines Rankings for yet another month (3386 points). However, the gap separating him from second-placed rider, Ben Maher (GBR), has narrowed to just 136 points, the smallest lead for the Swede in recent...
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Agria is the new sponsor of the Royal International Horse Show and the Nations Cup of Great Britain
December 12, 2023
One of the oldest and most historic horse shows in the world has a new sponsor – with the world’s oldest equine insurer, Agria, taking the title sponsorship of both the Royal International Horse Show and the Nations Cup of Great Britain. Agria, the...
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Members' Council Nomination
December 08, 2023
Would you like to put something back into the sport you love and make a difference? British Showjumping is currently seeking nominations for vacant Members’ Council positions.  If you are interested in representing your country/region and having an input in your chosen sport, click here for...
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British Showjumping and British Dressage Sustainability Strategy Launch
December 08, 2023
A Sustainable Future for Equestrianism British Dressage and British Showjumping are pleased to release their joint sustainability strategy, outlining our vision, mission, and action plan from 2024 to 2030. Following the publication of the British Equestrian report earlier today, British Dressage and British Showjumping have announced their...
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Riders accepted for 2023/2024 Gold Development Programme
December 07, 2023
British Showjumping, in conjunction with Sport England, is delighted to announce the riders who have been accepted onto the 2023/2024 Gold Development Programme. The Programme, which will run annually and is funded by Sport England, intends to support riders aiming to establish themselves at the 1.40m-1.50m...
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A Global Celebration of Team Jumping Excellence: Introducing the 10 Confirmed Nations of the Longines League of Nations™ 2024
December 06, 2023
The highly-anticipated Longines League of Nations™ series proudly unveils the ten equestrian nations set to compete in this brand-new international team Jumping spectacle. This groundbreaking series, set to kick off in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in February 2024, reimagines the storied history of the FEI Jumping...
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Aintree International Equestrian Centre to run a second British Showjumping Winter Classic in the 2023/2024 season
November 29, 2023
Aintree International Equestrian Centre will run a second British Showjumping Winter Classic on 25 – 28 January, 2024, replacing the show previously stated at Solihull Riding Club on 2 – 4 February, 2024. The first Winter Classic of the season has been established at Aintree’s superb...
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REIGNING OLYMPIC, WORLD AND EUROPEAN SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONS HEAD TO LONDON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
November 29, 2023
Great Britian’s reigning Olympic Champion, Ben Maher, tops a stellar list of entries for the CSI5* Show Jumping at the 2023 edition of the London International Horse Show, where he will go head-to-head with the individual silver medallist from Tokyo and team World Champion, Peder...
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