Rebecca Howsham Awarded First Scholarship from Saddle Research Trust

Rebecca Howsham Awarded First Scholarship from Saddle Research Trust

Rebecca Howsham Awarded First Scholarship from Saddle Research Trust Rebecca Howsam, who has a degree in Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science, has won the first scholarship to be awarded by the Saddle Research Trust (SRT). The scholarship attracted applicants from around the world including candidates from Australia, New Zealand, Finland, USA, Czech Republic and Spain. Rebecca has just been awarded a first class honours degree from Nottingham Trent University. Her final year dissertation investigated the effects of different saddle pads on pressure exerted beneath a saddle across equine gaits. Rebecca aims…

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Favourites Expected to Dominate Royal Ascot 2017

Royal Ascot Source: Racing UK via Twitter

Favourites Expected to Dominate Royal Ascot 2017 Racing punters are gearing up for another enthralling Royal Ascot this year and putting their money behind a number of well-backed favourites at the festival. 2016 was a forgettable year for bookmakers with a number of favourites obliging and history could repeat itself just 12 months later. There was just one winning favourite on the opening day of Royal Ascot 2016 as Caravaggio secured the Coventry Stakes but as the festival progressed a number of well-backed fancies romped home to make it a…

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Summer Fun at Bransby Horses

Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare

Summer Fun at Bransby Horses Bransby Horses has an action packed summer planned so you can enjoy a wide variety of activities whilst learning more about their rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. Visitors can take part in donkey grooming for a ‘hands on’ experience, or for those that prefer to watch and learn there will be informative demonstrations about handling, riding, driving and health care. There will also be regular children’s craft sessions, quizzes and games. Activities take place on selected days only so please visit the website for further…

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Travelling to Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Made Easy

Travelling to Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Made Easy

Travelling to Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Made Easy Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is launching a new initiative to make it easier for people to attend Britain’s most prestigious three-star horse trials (8-11 September). Coaches will be departing from three equestrian venues – Bicton Arena in Devon, Somerford Park in Cheshire and Keysoe in Bedfordshire – on the morning of Saturday, 10 September and returning that evening. Saturday at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials features all three phases of eventing: dressage, show jumping and cross-country. Event Director Mandy Hervieu…

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British Eventing stop watch trial to continue

British Eventing stop watch trial to continue

British Eventing stop watch trial to continue at all BE levels in 2016 British Eventing Stop Watch Trial Concludes The trial period has now concluded on the use of stop watches at all BE levels. Following feedback from BE Officials, it has been decided that stop watches will continue to be permitted on a trial basis. This will be for use at all BE events until the end of the 2016 season. The BE Sport Committee agreed to extend the trial until the final event of the 2016 fixture calendar.…

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Scott Brash pulls out of Rio 2016

Scott Brash on Hello Sanctos

Scott Brash pulls out of Rio 2016 Scott Brash MBE has announced his withdrawal from the Rio 2016 games due to horses, Hello Sanctos and Hello M’Lady picking up minor injuries at the start of the season. Scottish rider Brash has been riding Hello Sanctos since early 2012. The rider had announced that the Rio Olympics were to be the final championships for the gelding. It was Hello Sanctos that Brash rode to victory making history last September, being the first rider to claim the Rolex Grand Slam of Jumping,…

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Uthopia to Stay with Carl Hester

Uthopia - Charlotte DuJardin riding Uthopia at the London International Horse Show- Olympia 2015 Image credit Kit Houghton/Hpower

Uthopia to Stay with Carl Hester News released this afternoon via Carl Hester’s Facebook page has confirmed stallion Uthopia, will stay with Carl and his team. Although his new owner wishes to remain anonymous, Carl has released the following statement; “Apologies for the long wait, but it has been worth it. I can now confirm that Uthopia has been secured and will stay at home where he is much loved. Those involved wish to remain anonymous and I hope everyone will respect that, suffice to say I am enormously grateful to…

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St James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials

St James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials Barbury International Horse Trials, 7 – 10th July 2016 Meet the ‘seven Wonders of Wiltshire’; that’s Event riders, Tim Price (NZ), Astier Nicolas (FR), Rebecca Howard (CAN), Sir Mark Todd (NZ), Flora Harris (GB), Jonelle Price (NZ) and Andrew Nicholson (NZ).   They are pictured at the ‘Avebury fence’, one of the signature jumps at Barbury International Horse Trials.  The seven will all be competing at Barbury’s equestrian spectacular, located on the beautiful Marlborough Downs, Wiltshire. All of the above are either decorated Olympian’s or…

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World Horse Welfare Raise £25,000 at Badminton Horse Trials

World Horse Welfare Visitors painting the peoples horse

World Horse Welfare Raise £25,000 at Badminton Horse Trials Charity express thanks to everyone who helped it raise over £25,000 at iconic event World Horse Welfare is delighted to announce that the charity raised more than £25,000 in its role as Charity of the Year at the 2016 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. The event has been described as an overwhelming success. Thousands of visitors flocked to the charity’s trade stand and cross country marquee over the five days of the event. The response to World Horse Welfare’s two main…

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British Eventing Team Triumph at Strzegom

British Eventing Team The winning British team at Strzegom (POL), fourth leg of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing: (left to right): Izzy Taylor, Laura Collett, Chef d’Equipe Philip Surl, Holly Woodhead and Rosalind Canter. (FEI/Eventing Photo)

British Eventing Team Triumph at Strzegom By Catherine Austen British Eventing Team all lady line up conquer Strzegom The British eventing team, fielding the all-female team of Izzy Taylor, Rosalind Canter, Holly Woodhead and Laura Collett, rose from fourth after Dressage to win for the second consecutive year at Strzegom (POL), fourth leg of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing. Eight teams contested this leg of the series at the popular Polish venue, which will host the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships, and many nations will have used this FEI Nations…

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William Whitaker wins the HIckstead Derby

William Whitaker wins the Equestrian.com Derby at Hickstead. Image (c) Craig Payne Photography

William Whitaker wins the Hickstead Equestrian.com Derby William Whitaker was the only rider who left all the fences standing to win today’s Derby at Hickstead. Riding the aptly-named Glenavadra Brilliant, William Whitaker rode an assured clear to finish just over the optimum time allowed of 180sec to collect one time fault. Having finished third with this horse in 2014 and second in 2015, William was on a countdown to victory in this class and today he duly delivered. William Whitaker, 26, is originally from Huddersfield but now lives in Belgium. He is now the third member…

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The flying Dutchmen dominate FEI Nations Cup Jumping

Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping

The flying Dutchmen dominate FEI Nations Cup Jumping  FEI Nations Cup Jumping by Louise Parkes The World and European champions from The Netherlands threw down a stunning performance to win the fifth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Europe Division 1 League in Rotterdam (NED). And it was a particularly satisfying result, because it was the first time since 2003 that they have reigned supreme on home ground. “It was thrilling!” said team-member Willem Greve after a double-clear performance with Carambole NOP that has confirmed them in the…

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Dutch deliver in Fourth Leg of FEI Nations Cup Dressage

FEI Nations Cup Dressage

Dutch deliver in Fourth Let of FEI Nations Cup Dressage FEI Nations Cup Dressage By Louise Parkes The Netherlands came out on top in the hotly-contested fourth leg of the FEI Nations Cup Dressage 2016 series in Rotterdam last night. And the home hero was 28-year-old Diederik van Silfhout whose Freestyle performance, with Arlando NOP helped pin Team USA into runner-up spot. Sweden finished third ahead of France in fourth and Great Britain in fifth place in the final analysis. The result was decided over three classes, and a total of seven…

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David Simpson and Harriet Nuttall Reign at Hickstead

David Simpson wins the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial. Image (c) Sian Hayden

David Simpson steals the show in the Friday Bunn Leisure Derby Trial Ireland’s David Simpson had his first major win in Hickstead’s International Arena on Friday, taking the Derby Trial. Tactics came to the fore in the jump-off, when David Simpson (riding Gotti Van Paemel) faced two rivals in the form of William Funnell and Shane Breen. First to go was William, who finished in a time of 64.30sec, but knocked one fence to finish on four faults. Hickstead-based Shane Breen picked up an unfortunate eight faults, paving the way…

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Tracy Priest Succeeds in Derby Tankard

Tracy Priest and Caristo VDL win the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard. Image (c) Julian Portch

Tracy Priest Succeeds in Derby Tankard Tracy Priest has her prayers answered in the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard  Tracy Priest won the Derby Tankard today at Hickstead, on a day when leading ladies came to the fore. Tracy has been having a superb run of form so far at the Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby Meeting so far! She had already notched up a win in Wednesday’s Senior Foxhunter first round. She later followed up with another win today in the 1.20m Hickstead Novice Championship. In the Derby Tankard, seven riders went into the…

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Gareth Hughes Withdraws from Rio Team Selection

Gareth Hughes withdraws Image credit Lucy Hall-Photography www.lucyhall-photography.com

Gareth Hughes Withdraws from Rio Team Selection Gareth Hughes withdraws only horse from Rio long list team selection Dressage rider Gareth Hughes, has today announced his withdrawal from the Rio long list team selection. His horse Classic Briolinca, injured her leg during warm up for Rotterdam CHIO this week. The decision to withdraw shows Gareth’s true commitment to the welfare of his horses. Gareth assured dressage fans that the 16.3h mare, owned by the Hughes family and Julia Hornig of Classic Dressage, will be fine. On a Facebook post Gareth…

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The Chronicle of the Horse and Untacked Magazines Win 17 American Horse Publications Awards

Our Duke accounts for 39% of money on the Irish Grand National

The Chronicle of the Horse and Untacked Magazines Win 17 American Horse Publications Awards The American Horse Publications awards were presented on June 16-18 in Orlando, FL. The Chronicle of the Horse, Untacked, coth.com, and their contributors won 17 awards for excellence in equine journalism. “We are extremely proud of the entire team at the Chronicle,” said publisher Mark Bellissimo. “They are dedicated to bringing the very best to our readers, and we couldn’t be happier for them to receive this well-deserved recognition.” In the “personality profile single article” category…

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Très Health Launch New Rider Services

Très Health ambassador,international show-jumper Jay Halim, Lucy Harrobin, Heart FM Radio Presenter & Dan Gray

Très Health Launch New Rider Services Très Health, the health & fitness centre based in Chelsea, held the official launch party for their new ‘Rider Services’ at their stunning clinic over looking the Thames last night. The event held in conjunction with Quintessentially Equestrian was well attended by some well known faces from the world of eventing, dressage and showjumping. Those who attended included International eventer Nicky Roncoroni, International dressage rider Bobby Hayler & Gold Medallist Para Dressage Rider Natasha Baker. Guest speaker for the evening included international show jumper Jay…

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Rio 2016 Horse and Rider Long Lists Announced

Rio Olympics

Rio 2016 Horse and Rider Long Lists Announced Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games long lists announced The FEI has today published horse and rider long lists for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The full nominated entries are available here: Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Jumping Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Dressage UPDATED Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Eventing Rio 2016 Paralympic Games The 43 nations that have earned their Rio 2016 Olympic Games slots will now focus on making their final selection of teams and individual athletes from…

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Horse Found with an Arrow in His Head is Recovering Well

Horse Found with an Arrow in his head - Horse, Wiget, found with arrow in head. Image sourced Royal Veterinary College

Horse Found with an Arrow in His Head is Recovering Well A horse found with an arrow in his head in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire is being treated by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), Hatfield. The 15-month-old colt, Widget, was found on Saturday evening around 7pm. He was initially treated by vet Nicole Larkin, of RVC. The arrow had narrowly missed his eye and other important vital structures. The RVC have said Widget is “comfortable and recovering well after surgery” and they are “delighted with his progress so far.” Everything Horse caught…

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Hickstead launches photography competition

Hickstead photography competition Image (c) Julian Portch

Hickstead launches photography competition Hickstead launch photography competition ahead of 2016 season’s schedule. The Directors of the All England Jumping Course are on the search for photographs that really sum up those moments that make Hickstead’s shows so special. For the first time Hickstead is holding a photo competition, to search for the best images from our 2016 season. The theme is #HicksteadMoments and the photos can be of anything that sums up the Hickstead experience – from showjumping action shots and beautiful showing photos, to photos of people enjoying themselves at the…

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Michel Hendrix Hits the Right Note at Bolesworth International

Michel Hendrix hailed the "biggest win" of his career ater landing the Bolesworth CSI **** International four-star grand prix

Michel Hendrix Hits the Right Note at Bolesworth International Dutch showjumper Michel Hendrix hailed the “biggest win” of his career ater landing the Bolesworth CSI **** International four-star grand prix on Sunday. And his audience raised a glass to the appropriately-named Baileys after Hendrix guided the 10-year-old gelding to victory by more than three seconds in the jump-off of Bolesworth’s headline class, sponsored by Equerry Horse Feeds. Thirteen combinations went through from round one, including the solitary British clear – defending champiom Yazmin Pinchen – and four managed double clears,…

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Horse Hospital Mark 25 Years with Open Day

horse hospital = Ashbrook Equine Hospital in Knutsford, Cheshire, which is part of the independently owned Willows Veterinary Group open day, Saturday July 2 from 12-5 pm.

Horse Hospital Mark 25 Years with Open Day A HORSE hospital is marking its 25th anniversary with an open day event. Ashbrook Equine Hospital in Knutsford, Cheshire, which is part of the independently owned Willows Veterinary Group, will play host to a range of horsey inspired activities for the whole family to enjoy on Saturday July 2 from 12-5 pm. There will be pony hopper races, a rodeo horse, children’s face painting and a chance to see the hospital’s veterinary team including head vets Roger Dixon and Kerry Comb in…

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Super Saturday Bolesworth International

saturday bolesworth

Scorching Competition at Super Saturday Bolesworth International Saturday Bolesworth News As the third day of Bolesworth International draws to a close, we take a look back at who came out on top. The sun was out, crowds gathered and trade stands were full. A real buzz echoed the showground as international riders entertained those who visited the new Equine Learning Zone. Crabbies wasn’t the only ‘on tap’ action at this years event, International Showjumping was a-plenty as riders and their horses wowed spectators as the action heated up. Belgium’s Francois Mathy…

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Aldi Equestrian Range to Hit Stores in June

Aldi Equestrian Range to Hit Shops in June Trot on Down to Aldi for NEW Equestrian Range Aldi Equestrian Range News – Equine lovers on a budget need not saddle for less this June thanks to Aldi’s fantastic range of great value equestrian clothing, available in stores and online on 30th June, whilst stocks last. Look and feel the part with Aldi’s Ladies’ Riding Denim Breeches (£24.99), featuring super-soft stretch fabric for superior comfort on and off the track. This stylish Ladies’ Sweater (£12.99) is available in a selection of…

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