How to watch London International Horse Show 2021

2016 Mini Major winner Annie Gibson (aged 11 from the Iveagh Branch) and Anna Power. Image credit Kit Houghton.

How to watch London International Horse Show 2021 Wondering how to watch London International Horse Show 2021 from the comfort of your own home? Find out more on how and when here. As excitement for the London International Horse Show hits fever pitch, competition finally gets underway today (16 December) in a new venue for 2021, the London ExCeL. Formerly known as Olympia, The London International Horse Show, the extravaganza is visited by thousands of spectators who flock to see their equestrian heroes in action, and boy do they turn…

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Team GB Showjumping Team Announced For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Team GB Showjumping Team Announced For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Team GB Showjumping Team Announced For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games The Team GB Showjumping Team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been announced. Today (2 July), the British Olympic Association announced the three horse and rider combinations, plus the travelling reserve who will be competing at this year’s Olympics. Coming a day after the announcement of dressage and eventing teams for Tokyo, the news has been eagerly anticipated. London 2012 team gold medallists, Scott Brash and Ben Maher make the squad along with debutant Holly Smith, and Harry Charles…

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Kevin Lemke Find and Suspended

Horse-Whipping Jumper Fined, Suspended After PETA Complaint

Kevin Lemke Fined, Suspended After PETA Complaint The United States Equestrian Federation has issued Grand Prix jumper Kevin Lemke a four-month suspension and a $4,000 fine for excessive force after he viciously whipped a horse at California’s Desert International Horse Park. PETA called for a probe after video footage from a January 30 horse show in southern California caught Kevin Lemke forcefully striking a horse named Good Luck with a whip six times—so harshly that the sound of the strikes can be heard on the video replay—after the horse refused a…

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Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021 Confirm Ticket Sales

CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show

CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021 Confirm Ticket Sales The sale of tickets for the CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021 will begin at 9am tomorrow (Thursday 6 May). The prestigious annual Show, now in its 78th year, returns to the private grounds of Windsor Castle from 1 – 4 July for four days of world class international equestrian sport.    Tickets for Membership to the Royal Windsor Horse Show Club, which will be limited to 500 members plus their guests, and General Entry tickets will go on sale tomorrow.…

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LGCT London Confirmed for 2021!

LGCT London 2021

Longines Global Champions Tour of London Confirmed for 2021 as Ticket Sales Go Live! LGCT London 2021 confirmed to go ahead, alongside GCL with limited number of spectator tickets available to purchase for both! The sensational Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) and Global Champions League (GCL) of London has been confirmed for 2021! This year’s event, which will be staged once again at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will take place from 13 – 15 August 2021 bringing the best of the sport together in nail-biting competition. With safety the number one priority,…

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Olympia Announces Shock Move

Olympia, The London International Horse Show

Organisers of Olympia, The London International Horse Show, have announced that for 2021 the iconic equestrian spectacular will relocate to ExCeL London and take place from Thursday 16 to Monday 20 December 2021. The Olympia London venue in West Kensington, which has been home to the one of Britain’s best horse shows for the last 49 years, is currently undergoing a re-development plan. As a result of COVID-19, the building activity for the re-development programme has accelerated. The revised construction programme will restrict the use of the venue for events in December 2021,…

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2021 Cancelled Hickstead Derby Replaced with National Fixture

Longines Royal International - Amanda Derbyshire back on the british team at Hickstead

2021 Cancelled Hickstead Derby Replaced with National Fixture The 2021 Hickstead Derby has been cancelled and replaced with a National fixture with similar features including jumping classes, showing and carriage driving. The cancellation of international competition came due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and perhaps comes as no surprise as cases continue to rise across Europe. Although the dates remain the same (23-27 June) there will be no international showjumping, with the highlight Al Shira’aa Derby class included in the cancellation plans. An iconic event in the equestrian calendar, the…

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Sunshine Tour Cancelled as Second Horse Presents with Symptoms of EHV-1

Sunshine Tour 2021 cancelled due to EHV-1

Sunshine Tour Cancelled as Second Horse Presents with Symptoms of EHV-1 Shortly after the announcement that the 2021 Sunshine Tour would conclude early, organisers received notification from the FEI that all competition must be suspended immediately. After the demonstration of the first neurological symptoms of the mare in isolation the FEI, RFHE, Ministry of Agriculture and the Organising Committee of the  Sunshine Tour reached a consensual agreement that competition would continue until Sunday the 7th March 2021, on the proviso the situation did not change. On Friday, organisers received the results for the mare…

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Passion and Power Propel Bruynseels to Glory in Amazing LGCT Grand Prix of Doha

Longines Global Champions Tour Doha 2021

Passion and Power Propel Bruynseels to Glory in Amazing LGCT Grand Prix of Doha The first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of 2021 kicked off in dynamic Doha, Qatar, full of passion and power with a highly emotional win for Niels Bruynseels riding Delux van T & L. A spectacular sound and light show at the prize-giving ceremony in the Longines Arena, AL SHAQAB, part of Qatar Foundation, rounded off three days of the highest calibre show jumping kicking off the supreme test to find the 2021 LGCT Champion.…

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2021 Sunshine Tour Ends Early Due to EHV-1 Virus

Penélope Leprevost ®Oxer Sport

2021 Sunshine Tour Ends Early Due to EHV-1 Virus Outbreak Organisers of the 2021 Sunshine Tour have announced the 27th edition of the Tour will end earlier than expected, on Sunday 7th March. The decision has been made due to a horse showing neurological symptoms similar to EHV-1, despite the horse giving a negative result for the virus. This horse in question remains in isolation more than 2km away from the main competition site and has been so since the 26th of February. Timeline of events The horse was reported…

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David Will and Forest Gump 29, do it again and leave everyone speechless!

David Will and Forest Gump 29. Pictures® Moises Basallote

David Will and Forest Gump 29, do it again and leave everyone speechless! For the third week in a row the incredible David Will and his 15yr old Oldenberg gelding, Forest Gump 29 are the winners of the Thursday 1.50m, Big Tour C class that kicks off theCSI4*.  The class was held in the main, David Broome arena on grass and designed by designed by Elena Boix. This was a speed class and the round from the German rider was spectacularly fast, he ended up taking the lead with over three seconds in hand.…

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PETA Demands Equestrian Authorities Probe After Competitor Beats Horse for Refusing Fence

competitive jumper beats horse in show ring

PETA Demands Equestrian Authorities Probe After Competitor Beats Horse for Refusing Fence Group Also Seeks Cruelty-to-Animals Investigation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have called on Tom O’Mara, president of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and Ingmar De Vos of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) to investigate the vicious whipping of a horse at a show at California’s Desert International Horse Park. Video footage (below) from January 30 shows German Grand Prix jumper Kevin Lemke forcefully striking a horse named Good Luck with a whip…

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Sunshine Tour: Great results for the Spanish Young Horses in the Finals

Gaj Riossa - Pictures® Moises Basallote y Ahmed Photography

Sunshine Tour: Great results for the Spanish Young Horses in the Finals Young Horse Classes at this years Sunshine Tour concluded with a plenitude of success, clear rounds and celebration yesterday (24/02/2021). 5yr Old Final  The 5yr old Final finished at midday and the quality of the Spanish participants was clear for all to see. With 19 horses out of 47 participants, passing thorough to the jump off, the class ended up with Spanish riders taking the top two spaces. Despite the day being sunny in Vejer de la Frontera,…

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Sunshine Tour: An Important Week of Competition Ahead

Jérôme Guery and "Tender Dream Hero Z" Fotos® Moises Basallote

An Important Week of Competition Ahead for Young Horses on the 2021 Sunshine Tour In another week bursting with anticipation and competition for young horses and their riders at this year’s Sunshine Tour, theirs everything to play for! The pressure really is on as, in order to get into the finals, the pairings must accumulate 4 clear rounds. This Wednesday Young Horses that have qualified will jump in the first Young Horse Final of the 27th Edition of the Sunshine Tour. As of today (22/02/2021) 189 horses have qualified overall,…

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Sunshine Tour: David Will and Forest Gump 29 Take Another Top Class Win

David Will and "Forest Gump 29" Images ® Moises Basallote

David Will and Forest Gump 29 Take Another Top Class Win Young Horses finish off their second week of jumping with many well on the way to qualifying for the Final on 24th February. Grégory Bodo was in charge of designing the first important 1.50m CSI4* class of the 27th Sunshine Tour which unfolded yesterday (18/02/2021). The French designer set up a challenging 1.50m speed course which many of the riders met with clear rounds. However, German rider David Will was once again extremely fast around the course and for…

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Host Cities for Major FEI Youth Championships in 2021/22 Announced

Germany's Allegra Schmitz-Morkramer, Anna Middelberg, Jana Lang and Valentina Pistner claimed Junior team gold at the FEI Dressage European Youth Championships 2020

Host Cities for Major FEI Youth Championships in 2021/22 Announced Host cities for the FEI Youth Jumping Competition 2022, where the official name is yet to be confirmed, and this year’s FEI Dressage European Championship U25 have been finalised, with allocations agreed by the FEI Board at its videoconference meeting yesterday (18/02/2021). These important Youth Championships will both be hosted in Germany, with the FEI Youth Jumping Competition 2022 allocated to Aachen, and the FEI Dressage European Championship U25 to Hagen, two venues with enviable track records for organising top level…

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Young Horses Off to a Flying Start at the 2021 Sunshine Tour

David Will y "Junior Kannan" Picture® Moises Basallote

Young Horses Off to a Flying Start at the 2021 Sunshine Tour Another week of top-class equestrian action got underway at the 2021 Sunshine Tour on Monday, with a plethora of clear rounds in the Young Horse Classes. The majority of competitors, and their mounts, rode strong clear rounds to make it into the jump off. In the 5-year-olds class, 92 horses entered with a total of 71 jumping clear. The 6-year-olds class was held in the Milton arena, which was very well attended with a total of 168 horses…

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Qatar Foundation’s Al Shaqab Gears Up To Host Two World-Class Equestrian Events

Al Shaqab, a member of Qatar Foundation, is gearing up for a feast of breathtaking equestrian sport, with two world-class international events taking place on consecutive weekends at the iconic Longines Arena at Al Shaqab.

Qatar Foundation’s Al Shaqab Gears Up To Host Two World-Class Equestrian Events Al Shaqab, a member of Qatar Foundation, is gearing up for a feast of breathtaking equestrian sport, with two world-class international events taking place on consecutive weekends at the iconic Longines Arena at Al Shaqab. The first will run from February 25-27, and is Al Shaqab’s signature equestrian event – Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines 2021. The premier international equestrian competition, which will be organized and hosted by Al Shaqab for the eighth time since…

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The Countdown to the Start of the TIA 2021 Season is On!

Tops International Arena

The Countdown to the Start of the TIA 2021 Season is On! The stunning state-of-the-art Tops International Arena (TIA) will host eight major show jumping events throughout the spring and summer of 2021. The world-class venue will welcome all levels of horses and riders from around the world to its sensational showground in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. Kick-off is in April, with two back to back CSI3*, CSI1* and YH (dedicated 5, 6, 7-year-old classes) events on 9 – 11 April and 16 – 18 April. TIA, located in the heart of…

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Team Allocation Gives Sporting Fans Hope for 2021

Team Ireland celebrate win Longines FEI Nations Cup Final 2019 - Barcelona

Team Allocation Gives Sporting Fans Hope for 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2021 Europe Division 1 Team Allocations Confirmed Allocation of teams to Europe Division 1 events for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2021 series have been confirmed, giving equestrian sports fans something really positive to look forward to next season following a year of significant disruption to the worldwide sporting calendar. The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup is equestrian sport’s most prestigious team challenge, with teams from around the world competing for one of the most coveted…

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Marco Fuste Appointed as FEI Jump Director

Marco Fuste (ESP), who will start in his new role as FEI Jumping Director on 1 February 2021, pictured after leading the Spanish team to victory in the Longines Challenge Cup at last year's Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final in Barcelona. (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

Marco Fuste Appointed as FEI Jump Director Marco Fuste (ESP), one of the best known figures on the international Jumping circuit, has been appointed as Jumping Director for the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the global governing body for equestrian sports. Mr Fuste has been Director of Jumping at the Spanish Equestrian Federation and chef d’equipe of the Spanish Jumping team since 2006. He will take up the new role at the FEI on 1 February 2021 and his first task will be a full revision of the FEI Jumping Rules.…

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LGCT 2021 Calendar Revealed

The LGCT 2021 calendar been revealed with fans worldwide anticipating a sensational new championship race.

LGCT 2021 Calendar Revealed The LGCT 2021 calendar been revealed with fans worldwide anticipating a sensational new championship race. There will be 16 events on the LGCT and GCL calendar next year as the worlds greatest riders and horses join the ultimate contest for individual and team glory. The championship season will start at the stunning AL SHAQAB arena in Doha, Qatar, in March and finish with the Finals in New York in September followed by the ultimate showdown at the GC Prague Playoffs in November.   Jan Tops, President…

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LGCT Paris Moves Closer to the Eiffel Tower

LGCT Paris

The Longines Global Champions Tour – Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping is moving closer to the Eiffel Tower! In 2021, the world’s best riders and horses will compete within the grounds of Eiffel Tower between 23 – 27 June for an extravaganza of top-class sport and entertainment. Top French and international competitors will battle it out with their equine superstars over 5 days of thrilling competition at the brand new location of the Place Jacques Rueff, Paris, that is even closer to the Eiffel Tower than previous years! A unique and thrilling…

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Longines Equita Lyon Cancellation Confirmed

Martin FUCHS (SUI) riding CLOONEY 51 at LONGINES FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/20 at Equita Lyon 2019 (FRA). Fuchs finished in first place. Photograph - © FEI / Eric KNOLL

Longines Equita Lyon Cancellation Confirmed Organisers of the Longines Equita Lyon, Concours Hippique International have announced the cancellation of Octobers (24 – 1st Nov) event. The decision to cancel came after the recent announcements made by the French President, Emmanuel Macron, on 14 October 2020. The impact from the implementation of a curfew in all of the communes of Greater Lyon from 9 pm, no longer allow the organiser to offer all the international, national and regional key players of equestrian sport an event which is on a par with…

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International Para Showjumper Bags JSW 4 Jumps Sponsorship

jsw 4 jumps Para Showjumper sponsored rider Laura Goodall

International Para Showjumper Bags JSW 4 Jumps Sponsorship North Yorkshire based JSW 4 Jumps Ltd have announced sponsorship of International Grade 2 Para Showjumper and GB medallist, Laura Goodall. Shropshire based Laura, is the first rider to receive sponsorship from JSW, and will no doubt delight in sharing the company’s passion for British made goods by showcasing a range of products across her social media channels. Managing Director Emma Watkinson explains why Laura is the perfect choice; Despite being diagnosed with relapsing, remitting MS in 2015 Laura has never allowed…

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