Chio Aachen Welcomes The World’s Best to Contend for the First Equestrian Major of 2017

THE MAIN ARENA AT CHIO AACHEN ©ROLEX/KIT HOUGHTON

Chio Aachen Welcomes The World’s Best to Contend for the First Equestrian Major of 2017 Elite competitors and world-class show jumping will be on display at CHIO Aachen this July, as the sport’s leading riders compete in the first equestrian Major of the year. Each summer over 360,000 spectators travel to the iconic equestrian venue in West Germany to watch…

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Blenheim Palace Horse Trials Entries Open Next Week

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Blenheim Palace Horse Trials 2016 Entries open next week Entries for the principal classes at Blenheim Palace Horse Trials open next week on Friday, 5 August. This year Blenheim Palace Horse Trials (8th-11th September) boasts THREE three-star international classes – the CCI3*, the prestigious CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses, and the final leg of Event Rider Masters series, also held…

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Blue Chip All Star Academy winner debut at Hickstead

Blue Chip All Star Academy Winner RHIANYDD

‘Blue Chip All Star Academy winner Rhianydd Lee-Jones will make her debut for H&C at Hickstead Blue Chip All Star Academy winner Rhianydd Lee-Jones heads to Hickstead Horse & Country TV are pleased to announce that the winner of its new reality series will be joining the team for online coverage of Hickstead’s Longines Royal International Horse Show this week. Rhianydd, 27,…

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Holly Smith continues the honeymoon at Hickstead

Holly Smith and Quality Old Joker. Image (c) Julian Portch

Holly Smith continues the honeymoon at Hickstead Holly Smith (née Gillott) was on winning form once again at Hickstead, winning a prestigious class at the Longines Royal International Horse Show (27-31 July). Riding Quality Old Joker, an eight-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Holly Smith claimed the Winter Grades B & C Championship in the International Arena. Nine combinations made it through to…

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Land Rover Supports New Pony Club Initiative

Pony club winter championships

Land Rover Supports New Pony Club Initiative  Land Rover sponsors new Pony Club initiative aimed at grassroots riders The Land Rover Pony Club Regional Championships will take place in August and September The new partnership further cements Land Rover’s long term commitment to equestrian sport Land Rover is delighted to announce it is to become title sponsor of a brand…

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New Visitor Centre Hailed a ‘Fantastic Achievement’ by HRH The Princess Royal

Entrance to the new visitor centre

New Visitor Centre Hailed a ‘Fantastic Achievement’ by HRH The Princess Royal World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue & Rehoming Centre’s new facilities officially opened by charity’s President The redevelopment of World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre near Somerton, Somerset was described as a ‘fantastic achievement’ by the charity’s President, HRH The Princess Royal when…

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Olympic stars line up for the Amlin Plus Eventers Challenge

Pippa Funnell is among the entries for the Amlin Plus Eventers' Challenge. Image (c) Julian Portch

Olympic stars line up for the Amlin Plus Eventers Challenge A number of Olympic-bound event riders will compete in the popular Amlin Plus Eventers’ Challenge at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead next week (28 July). Sir Mark Todd, who will be competing in his eighth Olympic Games in Rio, will head to Hickstead shortly before the Games to compete in…

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Mitsubishi Motors Cup Winners Get Motoring

mitsubishi motors cup results

Mitsubishi Motors Cup Winners Get Motoring The inaugural Mitsubishi Motors Cup winners have now picked up the keys to their prizes from the competition’s Ambassador Emily King. Katie Hancock, the winner in the BE100 category collected a Mitsubishi Outlander GX4 from Hawkins Mitsubishi in Cornwall while the winner of the BE90 category, Sophie Walker, picked up an ASX 5 from…

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SEIB RDA Showing Success at National Championships

SEIB RDA Showing 1st Imogen Dark on Jimmy Jones

SEIB RDA Showing Success at National Championships RDA Showing Success The inaugural SEIB Search for a Star Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Showing Master Class was herald an enormous success, held at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College on the 15th July.  Nine riders volunteered as guinea pigs and each put in an excellent performance for the crowd that had…

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Equestrian sport gallops into the Rio limelight

Equestrian Sport

Equestrian sport gallops into the Rio limelight By Louise Parkes Equestrian sport arrives in Rio with its head held high, the bit between its teeth and on the crest of a wave of expansion across the globe. The Rio 2016 sport entries (FEI Definite Entries) are all in, and a total of 200 athlete and horse combinations from 43 countries…

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Pippa Funnell announced as replacement to Izzy Taylor at Rio 2016

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BREAKING NEWS  *** Pippa Funnell announced as replacement to Izzy Taylor at Rio 2016 Pippa Funnell to take the reins at Rio Allercombe Ellie, owned by Susan Holroyd and Frances Carter and ridden by Izzy Taylor, has unfortunately incurred a slight injury in training that will prevent the combination from competing as part of the eventing team at the 2016…

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Trailblazers 2017

Trailblazers 2017 Showing Classes PR MR. Credit Real Time Imaging

Trailblazers 2017 – Showing & Working Hunter for 2017 Trailblazers are delighted to introduce the new and exciting developments to the Showing & Working Hunter Trailblazers 2017 Series and Championships. Trailblazers are increasing the number of showing classes at the Championship Finals, which sees the introduction of the following classes: – In Hand Trailblazers Spotted, Appaloosa, Palomino & Roan Championship In…

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Horses Stabbed and One Dies Police, Appeal for Witnesses

Horse News

Horses Stabbed and One Dies, Police Appeal for Witnesses Horses stabbed in brutal attack  – warning graphic images Police are appealing for witnesses following two horses being attached in Haltwhistle, Northumberland. The attack happened somewhere between the evening of Friday 8th July and the Saturday morning. Both horses were found by the their owner, hiding in their field shelter in a…

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Paralympic Equestrian Team GB Confirmed

Paralympic Equestrian Team GB

Paralympic Equestrian Team GB Confirmed Glittering line-up of multi-medallists to represent Paralympic Equestrian Team GB  at Rio 2016 The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today confirmed the high calibre squad of five equestrian riders that will represent Paralympic Equestrian Team GB at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, each a multi-Paralympic medallist in their own right. Natasha Baker MBE, Sophie Christiansen OBE,…

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British Dressage presents ‘Dressage for all’

2020 British Dressage Championships get the go ahead - Image credit Daisy Jackson Dressage www.djdressage.co.uk

British Dressage presents ‘Dressage for all’ Plans launched for this year’s BD National Convention Dressage is the foundation to all equestrian activity; a well-trained, responsive horse gives the rider the advantage to make that tight turn in the jumping ring or angle that skinny cross country fence.  But in its purest form, more and more horse and rider combinations are…

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The King is Back! Barbury International Horse Trials Report

Barbury International Horse Trials - L-R Top three on the ERM podium Gemma Tattersall, Andrew Nicholson and Paul Tapner Photo Credit: Libby Law Photography & Eventridermasters.tv

The King is Back! Barbury International Horse Trials Report Written by Amy Bennett In a seriously competitive section at the international CIC*** class at St James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials, the king of Barbury Castle reigned supreme once more. New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson stormed around the third leg of the Event Rider Master (ERM) series to take his fifth…

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Gemma Tattersall Confirms Olympic Ride

Gemma Tattersall image credit Mike Bain

Gemma Tattersall Confirms Olympic Ride British Equestrian Team – Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Update Following the announcement of the Team GB Equestrian Eventing team on 5 July 2016, it has now been confirmed that Gemma Tattersall, age 31, based West Sussex, will partner The Pebbles Syndicate’s Quicklook V at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The announcement confirms Gemma’s ride…

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Charlotte Dujardin Sets the Expectation for Rio At Hartpury Festival of Dressage

Charlotte Dujardin - image for illustration purposes only

Charlotte Dujardin Sets the Expectation for Rio At Hartpury Festival of Dressage Charlotte Dujardin has set the expectation for Rio during last night’s Gala Evening in the Superflex FEI CDI Grand Prix Freestyle at Hartpury Festival of Dressage. Maintaining top form, Dujardin and her humble steed Valegro, finished a staggering 17% (90.62%) ahead of second placed rider Henriette Anderson riding…

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Hartpury Festival of Dressage Sets Dujardin and Hester up for Rio

dressage team Hartpury Festival of Dressage Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro

Hartpury Festival of Dressage Sets Dujardin and Hester up for Rio There’s no such thing as pre-event nerves for world-renowned dressage duo Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester as they take 1st and 2nd place in the Hartpury Festival of Dressage Grand Prix, ahead of their venture to Rio. Dujardin and Hester, who will ride for Team GB at the Rio 2016…

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Sixth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup

sixth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Paul Estermann and Castlefield Eclipse produced one of the three sensational double-clears that clinched victory for Switzerland at today’s sixth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2016 Europe Division 1 League in Falsterbo (SWE). (FEI/LOTTAPICTURES)

Sixth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Super Swiss sweep to Furusiyya victory in Falsterbo – FEI Showjumping – by Louise Parkes Sixth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup – Andy Kistler’s Swiss side produced a superb performance to win the sixth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2016 Europe Division 1 League at Falsterbo (SWE). Tied for…

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Last Racehorse to Riding Horse Qualifier held at Burghley Horse Trials

Racehorse to Riding Horse qualifier

Last Racehorse to Riding Horse Qualifier held at Burghley Horse Trials The last of the 2016 Last Racehorse to Riding Horse Qualifier will be held at Burghley Horse Trials. in the Main Arena on Sunday 4th September. The opportunity provides the final opportunity to qualify for the prestigious finals at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The event recognises the huge…

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Rider Development Pathway Pony Club Riders Selected

Pony Club Talent Pathway 2017

Rider Development Pathway Pony Club Riders Selected Pony Club Stars of Tomorrow Are Selected! Twenty-nine talented Pony Club Members from across the country made their way to Rider Development Pathway (RDP) Camp, supported by the Sport England funded BEF Excel Talent Programme, at Somerford Park in Cheshire July 2-3 for a weekend of top class coaching in their chosen discipline…

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