Chilly Breeze takes SEIB Search for a Star title

Chilly Breeze and Lucy hopkins. Image credit Real Time Imaging

Chilly Breeze takes SEIB Search for a Star title Lucy Hopkins from Shropshire, took the coveted top title in the SEIB Insurance Brokers Search for a Star Championship at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) on the 8th of October. Lucy and her steel grey show hunter, Chilly Breeze were announced champions under the spotlight in the HOYS International Arena on Friday afternoon. The Search for a Star finals are the pinnacle of the season for amateur showing enthusiasts and celebrate giving people an opportunity to see their dreams…

Read More

Grand Prix Glory for David Simpson at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show

Grand Prix Glory for David Simpson at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show  Closing the week of spectacular sport at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show, the final day of elite showjumping action delivered outstanding results from world-class talent with a challenging Grand Prix. Glory was had by the unbeatable combination of David Simpson and Foudre F, taking the title honours by producing the only double clear and taking the lion share of the £50,000 prize fund. Up to height with all the questions expected of…

Read More

The world’s best Arabians entered for the Qatar International Stakes

The world’s best Arabians entered for the Qatar International Stakes The Arabian Racing Organisation was delighted to see some of the world’s best Arabians among the 21 horses entered in the Qatar International Stakes (Gr1PA), following the first entry stage which closed at 12 noon today. The £400,000 mile contest sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club is the most valuable race in UK Arabian racing and the most valuable over that distance for Arabians in Europe. The first six homes from 2020 could all re-oppose on July 28th in what…

Read More

Paris Panthers pounce into pole position for Saturday’s showdown

Paris Panthers pounce into pole position for Saturday’s showdown Paris Panthers kickstarted their overall ranking comeback, with a phenomenal double clear from Nayel Nassar and Darragh Kenny in an edge-of-the-seat first round of the GCL competition in Monaco. A formidable display, both Kenny and Nassar pulled out all the stops to deliver two flawless clear rounds to be the only team to keep a zero score today. Home team Monaco Aces were hot on the Panthers’ heels in second with London Knights securing third. Paris Panthers will start with a…

Read More

Endurance GB new Southern Champion

Endurance GB new Southern Champion Endurance GB’s new Southern Champion Sally Mcilwaine, and her 15.3hh Irish Sport Horse, Winnie The Witch showed staying power in Sunday’s 80km title race ride at Three Rivers Ride, to complete and take the championship two years after settling for second place. They completed at a gritty 11.6km/hr, with Sally’s verdict on becoming Southern Champion being it was a nice ‘surprise’. It completed a good weekend for Sally, having bowled round Three Rivers’  34km the previous day with her New Forest gelding Tamba (registered as…

Read More

Australian show jumping team announced for Tokyo games

Australian show jumping team announced for Tokyo games The Australian Olympic Equestrian Team for Tokyo has been finalized, with Edwina Tops-Alexander, Jamie Kermond, and Katie Laurie selected by the Australian Olympic Committee. The selection of the three jumpers completes the nine-strong Equestrian team set to represent Australia at the Games, with the dressage and eventing teams named last week. Tops-Alexander will compete in her fourth Olympics, while Kermond and Laurie will both make their Australian Olympic debut in Tokyo. Kermond will ride Yandoo Oaks Constellation, owned by Kerrie Winning, and…

Read More

Cavalcade of Stars for Magical Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco

Cavalcade of Stars for Magical Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco The best international riders and horses will descend on the Principality of Monaco to face challenging technical courses in one of the most compact arenas on the Tour, where daring, scope and bravery are the key ingredients required for a successful charge. Watched over by the super-yachts and nestled in the former Formula 1 pit lane, this event is truly unique in the world of showjumping and draws fans from all around the world. Monaco has been an established…

Read More

People who abuse animals can now face a maximum sentence of five years in prison

People who abuse animals can now face a maximum sentence of five years in prison The landmark legislation kicked in on 29/6/21 after completing its final Government stage and passing into law in April 2021. After years of campaigning, the RSPCA – the principal investigator of animal neglect, cruelty, and serious organized animal crime in England and Wales – is celebrating this ‘milestone’. RSPCA chief executive Chris Sherwood said: “This is a landmark day for animals and animal welfare in England and Wales. For almost 200 years the RSPCA has…

Read More

Horse trials tops £200,000 for charity

Isleham HT

Horse trials £200,000 for charity As Isleham Horse Trials, near Ely in Cambridgeshire, prepares to welcome competitors for their first British Eventing fixture since the start of the pandemic, they’re pleased to announce over £200,000 for local charities.  The Cambridgeshire event traditionally runs on the opening weekend of the season but has relocated to the 24-25th July for the 2021 season onwards. Thanks to the support and generosity of the event’s loyal sponsors, riders, and owners, the Isleham Committee has been able to present £204,150 to local charities, since their…

Read More

Search underway for 2021 BETA Equine Thesis of the Year 

2021 Equine Thesis of the Year - BETA logo

Search underway for 2021 BETA Equine Thesis of the Year  The search is on for the 2021 Equine Thesis of the Year, BETA’s annual award initiative to recognize academic excellence in undergraduate equine-related study. Universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland are offering appropriate courses that have each been invited to submit one student thesis into the running. There have been 10 entries to date, from University Centre Reaseheath, Writtle University College, Harper Adams University, Duchy College, Warwickshire College, Royal Veterinary College, University Centre Myerscough, University of Limerick, Bishop…

Read More