The World’s Best Showjumper to Compete at Hickstead

World number one showjumper Scott Brash heads a phenomenal line-up of riders heading to Hickstead for the Longines Royal International Horse Show (28 July to 2 August 2015).

Olympic and European gold medal winner Scott is entered with two of his rising star horses, Hello Forever and Hello M’Lady. The 30-year-old Brit has recently moved from his native Peeblesshire to a new base near the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, and his appearance at the show will give showjumping fans a rare opportunity to see this jet-setting superstar compete on home turf.

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Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas in Top Form

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Matthias Alexander Rath: The setting can’t be big enough for Totilas

The currently most famous equestrian sport pair missed the last Championships. Just in time for the FEI European Championships Aachen 2015 from August 11th-23rd 2015, Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas are in top form.

The 30-year-old dressage rider revealed in an interview what competing in Aachen has to do with superstition, what he is expecting to happen in the duel between the top stars Totilas and Valegro and why competing in the Main Stadium could be an advantage for him.

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Equestrian Art Show at Petworth

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Equestrian Art Show at Petworth

July and August sees three of the world’s most celebrated equestrian sporting events take place in West Sussex. The British Open Polo Championship for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup, the Qatar Goodwood Festival (‘Glorious Goodwood’), and the Longines Royal International Horse Show is at Hickstead .

To celebrate this Kevis House Gallery in Petworth is holding an exhibition of contemporary equestrian art between 6th July and 28th August. The exhibition will feature a range of works by some of the leading artists in the field.

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Bertram Allen makes history at spectacular Paris Grand Prix

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Bertram Allen makes history at spectacular Paris Grand Prix

19 year old Bertram Allen (IRL) has made history as the youngest rider to win a Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix since its inception, doing it in spectacular style after an intense five-contender jump-off. With his 17 year old chestnut stallion, Bertram stormed to the win with an unbeatable time of 37.32s. Ranking leader Luciana Diniz (POR) took second place with the brilliant Fit For Fun 13, and extended her 36 point lead over Scott Brash (GBR) to finish the Grand Prix with 218 points, now 44 points ahead. It was a double Irish podium as Darragh Kenny (IRL) took the third place and was elated for his compatriot’s success.

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Guidelines on Keeping Horses Hydrated When Travelling By Road

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Guidelines Launched to Safeguard Horses against Dehydration when Travelling

 A vital resource for anyone involved in transporting horses by road

A collaboration of industry bodies, veterinary organisations and welfare groups coordinated by World Horse Welfare has produced clear and practical guidelines on keeping horses hydrated when travelling by road.

Developed following extensive research and consultation by the group which includes; World Horse Welfare, FVE, FEEVA, the Animal Transportation Association, Animals’ Angels and The Donkey Sanctuary, the guidelines set out simple recommendations to safeguard against dehydration and ensure horses arrive at their destination healthy and comfortable.

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Charities to Benefit from SEIB 2015 Burghley Sponsored Ride

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Charities to Benefit from SEIB 2015 Burghley Sponsored Ride

The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride which will take place on the 6th September 2015, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will donate proceeds to some worthy equine charities.

The equine charities that will benefit from the SEIB Burghley Sponsored ride are; World Horse Welfare, the British Horse Society and the Kestevan branch of Riding for the Disabled. Ride organiser, Ian Scott said, “We are delighted to be donating money to these such deserving equine charities. Over the 14 years the ride has been held the cumulative charitable donation is now over £180,000”.

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