British Showjumping announce plans of a National Training Centre

British Showjumping National-Training-Centre
At the beginning of March 2019, British Showjumping completed on the purchase of Home Farm, Hothorpe in Leicestershire with the plans for it to become the National Training Centre for the sport.

Acquiring and developing a National Training Centre has been an ambition for the Sport over the past ten years and it is with great delight that British Showjumping are now able to announce that such a superb facility has been secured.

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Wonky Wows for Bert at Al Shaqab

British-based para-dressage rider, Bert Sheffield, who rides for Canada, and her 10-year-old, home-produced, part-bred Gelderlander mare, Fairuza (known affectionately as ‘Wonky’ at home), pulled out all the stops at the recent CPEDI3* invitational competition at Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar, to win the Grade III Freestyle on the final day with a score of 70.167%.

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Harry Bateman sparkles at South View Equestrian Centre

Harry Bateman at South View
Harry Bateman took the top spot in the Final Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier at South View Equestrian Centre on Friday 22nd February 2019.

The weekend of 22nd to 24th February saw the last show of the Winter Classic Series at South View Equestrian Centre in Cheshire. The event played host to a number of final qualifiers including The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B&C Championship Qualifier.

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Team NAF win 2019 Junior Nations Cup in Opglabbeek

The Junior team, under the watchful eye of Chef d’Equipe Tony Newbery, put in some outstanding performances on 8th April 2019 in the Junior Nations Cup at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek to claim the title after a two-way third round jump-off.

Competing under the sponsor banner of Team NAF, the four-strong squad were robust from the start with two of the four jumping clear in the first round and the team having to carry just 4 penalties through. This saw them sit in joint 2nd place, after all eleven nations had jumped in the first round, alongside Belgium and Ireland whilst Germany held the lead on a zero-penalty score.

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Team LeMieux finish second in 2019 Pony Nations Cup in Opglabbeek

It was a successful start to the season for the British Pony squad, competing under the title sponsor banner of Team LeMieux, at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek in Belgium on the afternoon of 8th April 2019.

Eight teams came forward to contest the twelve obstacles of the Nations Cup course. The open water was testing for some, but not as much as the final straight which took in a treble followed by a related distance to the final fence, an oxer going away from home.

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