Para-dressage nominations for Paris 2024 Revealed

Natasha Baker

Today, British Equestrian and the British Dressage Selectors confirm the 12 para dressage athlete and horse combinations that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Only the combinations that appear on the nominated entries list (closing date Wednesday, 19 June 2024) may be put forward to the British Paralympic Association for selection to the Games. The Para-dressage nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, listed by classification grade and then in alphabetical order by athlete surname: Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade…

Seamus Hughes Kennedy Triumphs in CSI3* Grand Prix Qualifier at Bolesworth

Equestrian News Categories feature image of Seamus Hughes Kennedy showjumping on bay horse, Esi Rocky at Bolesworth

The Bolesworth International Equestrian Summer Festival, presented by Al Shira’aa, enoyed a thrilling CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix Qualifier, sponsored by HM3 Legal. The competition marked the first ranking class of the week, welcoming an impressive lineup of 63 entries, including elite athletes vying for Olympic glory. Among the competitors were four of the six longlisted athletes for Team GB for the upcoming Olympics: Robert Whitaker aboard his longlisted horse Vermento, Scott Brash, Tim Gredley, and Joseph Stockdale. Adding to the impressive lineup was the reigning Bolesworth International Grand Prix champion,…

Dressage Nominated Entries for Paris 2024 Olympic Games Announced

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Charlotte Fry (GBR) during the award ceremony from the Grand Prix Freestyle at the FEI Dressage European Championship Riesenbeck 2023 Copyright ©FEI/Leanjo de Koster

British Equestrian and the British Dressage Selectors have confirmed the 12 dressage athlete and horse combinations that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Only those on the nominated entries list, closing on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, will be eligible for selection by the British Olympic Association for the Games. Charlotte Dujardin has been nominated with two of her most prominent horses, Alive and Kicking and Imhotep. Annabella Pidgley, on the other hand, is set to compete with Gio,…

British Equestrian Launches E-Learning for Establishments

British Equestrian Launches E-Learning Resource for Equestrian Establishments

British Equestrian Launches E-Learning Resource for Equestrian Establishments British Equestrian has launched its first e-learning resource to help equestrian businesses become more robust and viable. This initiative, funded through Sport England’s Together Fund and developed in partnership with Sport Structures, aims to assist establishments in planning for unexpected circumstances and producing strategies for long-term sustainability. This new resource complements the existing training materials provided by British Equestrian’s member bodies. Insights from British Equestrian’s Health of Riding Establishments research and consultations with individual centres have highlighted the vulnerability of equestrian establishments.…

Strangles Awareness Week 2024 Reaches Millions

Strangles awareness week image of horses grazing

The 2024 Strangles Awareness Week (SAW) campaign has made a significant impact, reaching over 2.8 million equestrians and yard owners. The campaign also welcomed over 150 new Ambassadors committed to spreading the word about disease prevention. Held annually during the first week of May, SAW is coordinated by a coalition of leading equine welfare organizations, research institutes, and companies. The campaign aims to educate about Strangles and biosecurity, sharing the latest research to help protect horses and businesses from the devastating effects of a Strangles outbreak. This year, the campaign…

Ballaghmor Class Withdrawn from Potentials for Paris 2024 Olympics

Oliver Townend with Ballaghmor Class in the Tokyo 2020 Eventing Showjumping Team Phase (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

In a significant decision made in full collaboration with British Equestrian Eventing Performance Manager Richard Waygood, Oliver Townend and owners Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop, and Val Ryan have withdrawn Ballaghmor Class from the eventing nominated list for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Ballaghmor Class, affectionately known as “Thomas,” has been a standout in the equestrian world, boasting an impressive track record that includes an Olympic gold medal. Despite his accolades, the team felt it was in Thomas’s best interest to withdraw due to an interrupted preparation for a long-format event…

Overworked horses a major concern at Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Horse Fair horse with a W painted on its barrell

The RSPCA says overworking of horses was a significant animal welfare issue at this year’s Appleby Horse Fair (2024). The charity continues to appeal for information after a horse was worked to death on Wednesday afternoon, the day before the Fair officially began (5th June). The stallion – a three-year-old skewbald trotter, 14hh – collapsed at Jubilee Bridge. CCTV images of the man wanted in connection with the incident are available and anyone with any information is urged to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 or police on 101. RSPCA Chief Inspector…

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Subscribe and win with Toggi and Everything Horse

Subscribe to Everything Horse Magazine‘s Online Membership to be in with a chance of winning a pair of the NEW Toggi Arden Ladies Breeches worth £89.99! Subscribe to Everything Horse Magazine Online Membership, and you could win a pair of the Toggi Arden Ladies Breeches in Grey worth £89.99! How to Enter To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is subscribe to a membership package on Everything Horse between Tuesday, 11th June and Thursday, 11th July 2024. Once subscribed, you’re entry to the competition…

Meyer-Zimmermann Scores with Messi in LGCT Grand Prix of Cannes

LGCT Grand Prix of Cannes 2024

In a charged atmosphere at Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Cannes presented by La Ville de Cannes, Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann clinched a fitting victory on board Messi van ‘t Ruytershof at the city’s renowned football stadium Stade des Hespérides.  Gilles Thomas secured his third podium of the year storming to second place with Luna van het Dennehof just ahead of last to go flying Frenchman Mathieu Billot and Lord de Muze.  A buzzing Janne Friederike described her round play-by-play to Rosie Tapner for GCTV, and when reaching the end…

All eyes on Paris: Swiss Olympic hopefuls dominate at home event

Felix Vogg, Nadja Minder, Robin Godel and Mélody Johner celebrate victory in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ in Avenches (SUI) 2024. © FEI/Martin Dokoupil

FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ 2024 – written by Eleanor Kelly With the Paris Olympics just around the corner, Team Switzerland could prove a serious medal-contender if recent results are anything to go by. An experienced home-side took decisive win at the fourth leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ this week, with three of the four team members finishing in the top four of this CCIO4*-Nations Cup held in Avenches (SUI). Leading throughout the competition, their final score of 134.6 put them way out in front of Italy who finished…

King Charles undertakes equestrian patronages

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His Majesty King Charles III has taken on a number of horse focussed patronages, following the example of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II. King Charles has been confirmed as the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) new Royal Patron, taking on the role previously held by his late mother Queen Elizabeth II.The role was confirmed by Buckingham Palace last month as part of a recent review of royal patronages, a role that helps to highlight, promote and recognise the work of the many charities and organisations supported by a…

Team GB Jr jumps onto the podium at de Wolden

The junior team for Great Britain jumped into second place at the Junior Nations Cup of Zuidwolde at the Youth Meeting in De Wolden, The Netherlands, only one fence between them and the first place. 14 strong teams came forward to compete over Henk Landers course, that consisted of a 12-fence 1.40m track. Two teams emerged at the top of the leaderboard by the halfway stage – host country The Netherlands and Belgium.  Great Britain was tied in third place on four faults but rose to second further in the competition.…

Brits hopeful for a back-to-back victory in the Nations Cup this July

Olympic champion Ben Maher was on last year's winning Nations Cup team at Hickstead (c) Elli Birch/Boots and Hooves Photography

The British team is hopeful of a back-to-back victory in the upcoming Agria Nations Cup, which is held each year at the renowned Hickstead Showground between 23 and 28 July, 2024. Last year’s victory was a monumental moment for the British riders, breaking a 13-year dry spell in the British leg of the series. It was a day to remember competitors Ben Maher (Exit Remo), Tim Gredley (Medoc De Toxandria), John Whitaker (Equine America Unick de Francport), and Harry Charles (Casquo Blue), who proudly lifted the Edward, Prince of Wales…

Wiltshire based equestrian overcomes brain injury following horrific fall

Hannah Benson riding a horse

Wiltshire based equestrian overcomes brain injury following horrific fall and embarks on exciting new career path In April 2019, Wiltshire-based equestrian Hannah Benson suffered a horrific head injury after falling from a racehorse while working as a trainer at a racing yard. Here, Hannah tells us of her journey since the fall and how it’s led her to study an exciting new career. Hannah had grown up around horses and, at 32, was a well-respected and talented horsewoman and trainer. Working in the equine industry was the young rider’s passion,…

Ireland Clinches Historic Victory at Millstreet

Team Ireland winners of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ - Millstreet (IRL) (L-R) Ian Cassells and Millridge Atlantis; Patrick Whelan and Altitu; Jennifer Kuehnle and Polly Blue Eyes; Dag Albert (Chef d'Equipe); Robbie Kearns and Ballyvillane OBOS. © FEI/Libby Law Photography

Ireland Clinches Historic Victory at Millstreet in FEI Eventing Nations Cup Ireland achieved a significant milestone by winning the third leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ at Millstreet (IRL) this weekend. Despite a rough start after finishing last in the Dressage phase, the Irish team consisting of Ian Cassells, Patrick Whelan, Jennifer Kuehnle and Robbie Kearns made a spectacular recovery. They moved up to third place during the Jumping phase, where all riders delivered clear rounds, and ultimately excelled in the cross-country phase with four fast, clear rounds, finishing…

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner qualifies for HOYS!

Native River and Emma Vine at SEIB Search for a Star at Stoneleigh Park on the 27th May 2024.

The 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River qualified for the SEIB Insurance Brokers Search for a Star Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) championship at his first attempt on the 27th May at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. This is Native River’s first full season in the show ring with his amateur showing rider, Emma Vine. Native River and Emma took runner-up spot in a competitive Search for a Star Riding Horse class to earn their HOYS ticket, the class was judged by Nicki Taylor and Samantha DeCaprio. The class was…

Round table held on how AI may be used in veterinary procedures

Winter Horse Care Tips from Equine Veterinarian Juliette Edmonds. Juliette Stood examining a horse

Exploring the future of veterinary procedures in the age of AI. Learn about the discussions around how AI can enhance positive outcomes and minimize risks in the veterinary sector. With the world drawing ever closer to the use of robots and artificial intelligence, a round table was held last week to discuss how the veterinary professions might flourish in the midst of exponential technological change. The event, hosted by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), discussed how AI use in the veterinary sector might best be regulated to optimise…

Champion unveils X-Air Nova Series riding helmets

X-Air Nova Series jockey skull and peaked riding helmet

Introducing the Champion X-Air Nova Series: the ultimate innovation in rider protection. Discover the safety, style, and performance of these cutting-edge riding helmets. Champion unveils the new X-Air Nova Series, combining top-rated safety, comfort and style. Champion Equestrian, the leading British equestrian safety brand, is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest innovation in rider protection: the X-Air Nova Series. This new range of riding helmets sets a benchmark in safety, style, and performance while catering to the needs of riders competing in a wide range of disciplines. The…

Georgie Campbell fatally injured at Bicton

Georgie Campbell

GBR rider, Georgie Campbell has tragically died following a fall at Bicton International Horse Trials, today Sunday May 26th 2024. Campbell was competing on ISH stallion, Global Quest, on the final day of this year’s event when she fell at fence 5B on the cross-country course. Campbell was immediately attended by medical staff, but despite their best efforts the equestrian could not be saved. Organisers of Bicton International Horse Trials have released the following statement: “It is with deepest regret that we announce that Georgie Campbell (GBR) suffered a fatal…

One in three riders quit due to menopause

a horse and rider showjumping - how does menopause effect riders.

In a survey of more than 1,600 riders, it was discovered that one in three female riders stop riding totally or temporarily when they hit the perimenopause and menopause. The research by Level 4 UKCC dressage coach and saddle fitter Stephanie Bradley won the first prize at last week’s Alltech Hartpury Conference for the oral presentation of her study Effects of the perimenopause and menopause on female riders, and the research will now feature in a scientific journal. Stephanie’s research forms part of her Masters degree that she is undertaking at…

Essex Horse Sanctuary Invites Visitors for Open Day in June

remus horse sanctuary logo

Remus Horse Sanctuary, a leading authority in older horses, is looking forward to opening its gates and welcoming visitors to meet the 200+ animals for the first time this year, on Sunday 2 June from 1pm to 4pm. Due to the endless wet weather, Sue Burton, Founder of the Sanctuary, had to make the difficult decision not to proceed with the May Open Day. “Visitors to the Sanctuary park on the fields and they were just too wet in May”, said Sue Burton, Founder of the Sanctuary. “We rely solely on fundraising, and…

Will Switzerland Make it a Hat Trick at CSIO St Gallen

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2023 St. Gallen, Switzerland MARTIN FUCHS of Switzerland on LEONE JEI tackles a jump in a jump-off against Brazil on the way to win the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Switzerland in St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 2, 2023.

They’ve had it all their own way at the last two editions of CSIO St Gallen, but Team Switzerland face a mighty task in their quest to make it a hat-trick of victories on home ground when the third leg of the brand new Longines League of Nations™ 2024 gets underway in ten days’ time. The ten competing countries are battling it out for the eight places on offer at the inaugural Final, which will take place at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain, on 6 October. After…

Fancy a career working with animals?

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Discover how to pursue a career working with animals without university fees. Explore the new qualifications offered by the Academy of Veterinary Physiotherapy. A dream job working with animals seems out of reach for many people, but thanks to a new portfolio of qualifications, learners can bypass university fees and reach their goal in this growing sector. Many students are being increasingly put off further education by high university fees and levels of student debt, or fear that they may not have what it takes to achieve a place on…

British Equestrian announce nominated eventing combinations for Paris 2024

Oliver Townend at the FEI Eventing World Championship 2022 in Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA). FEI - Massimo Argenziano

British Equestrian and the British Eventing Selectors have confirmed the 12 eventing combinations that will be submitted to the FEI as our nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and the list features some exciting combinations. Oliver Townend, who withdrew from this year’s Badminton Horse Trials, is on the list with two horses. The nominated entries, listed alphabetically by athlete surname, are as follows: The grooms for the horses have not yet been confirmed, but British Eventing has confirmed that these will be included in the final squad announcement. …