2015 SEIB Search for a Star and R2R Horse Dates

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The 2015 SEIB Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse Dates

The 2015 series of the popular SEIB Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Search for a Star and the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Show Championship will begin in April 2015 with five qualifiers throughout the country. Search for a Star was created by SEIB to encourage amateur riders to produce their horses to a high standard in the show ring and giving them the opportunity to compete at the prestigious finals at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). SEIB has a strong ethos of putting something back into equestrian sport and the company takes an enthusiastic interest in all the competitions they sponsor.

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Dujardin and Valegro set Olympia alight

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Dujardin and Valegro set Olympia alight with a double of new world records

Olympia, London, 17th December 2014
Words by Louise Parkes

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro produced a performance close to perfection when winning tonight’s Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League qualifier at Olympia in London (GBR) with yet another world-record-breaking score. They set the previous record at the same venue 12 months ago when posting a mark of 93.975, but this evening earned 94.300 for an even more spell-binding display of harmony between horse and rider. And this latest triumph came just 24 hours after the dynamic duo beat their own world record in the Grand Prix in which Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover from the Netherlands also had to settle for runner-up spot.

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Special Online Charity Auction, Many prizes including Lessons with Olympic stars

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Hickstead Director Hosts Charity Auction

A chance to bid for Lessons with Olympic riders, and other fabulous prizes in a charity auction organised by Hickstead’s Daisy Bunn.

Hurry as auction ends on the 10th December 2014!

Hickstead Director Daisy Bunn has organised a special Christmas carol concert and charity auction to raise money in aid of research into NPDH (New Persistent Daily Headache), a cause very close to her heart.

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Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro are amongst the nominations for the Reem Acra FEI World Cup

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Nominations for Reem Acra Fei World Cup Dressage Leg at Olympia Horse Show Announced.

The world’s most successful dressage partnership, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro are amongst the nominations for the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Leg supported by Horse & Hound at Olympia, The London International Horse Show on 16-22 December 2014. It will be the first time Valegro has competed in the UK this year.

Dujardin, who was crowned Sunday Times & Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year yesterday, last competed on Valegro in the UK at Olympia Horse Show in 2013. The formidable pair not only won both the World Cup Grand Prix and Freestyle but sent the Olympia audience into raptures by setting a new freestyle World Record with their London 2012 routine. Since then, Dujardin has added even more titles to her already impressive record, by winning the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Final in April before taking the World Championship title in Normandy in August.

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Medals Galore for British Riders at The Mark Todd Collection AIEC Student Riding Nations Cup

Medals galore for British riders at The Mark Todd Collection AIEC-SRNC GB

The Mark Todd Collection AIEC Student Riding Nations Cup (SRNC) Great Britain, took place at Wellington Riding in Hampshire from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2014.
Great Britain’s student riders are celebrating after netting a host of medals at their home Student Riding Nations Cup (SRNC).

The team of three, made up of Hector Payne, Lottie Kennedy and Rory Newton-Dunn, took on riders from across the world at the three-day dressage and showjumping competition.

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Giant hoof prints mark countdown to 2014 World Equestrian Games

Giant hoof prints on Normandy beach mark 100 Days To Go to World Equestrian Games 2014

A unique piece of sand art on the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy has marked 100 Days To Go to the start of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in France this summer.

French artist Christophe Dumont created a spectacular piece of sand art featuring giant, 2.3 by 2.5 metre horse’s hoof prints in a huge ‘100’ on the famous Normandy beach. The artist and a team of 20 people battled against time and tide to produce the unique piece of artwork, so that it could be captured on camera before the waves washed it away.

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What to do in Normandy during 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Interesting Things to Do During Your Trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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So, you have bought your tickets, made your travel arrangements and booked your accommodation but what else is there to do in Normandy during your trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games?

When tickets first went on sale back in November they were available in packs combining tickets for multiple events, so anyone who purchased a pack of tickets will want to know what they can do in between events to make the most of their stay in Normandy.

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Britain’s dressage super-stars will open Spanish Riding School of Vienna tour at Wembley Arena this autumn.

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Gold Medal Winning Olympic and Paralympic Dressage Superstars; Carl Hester OBE, Lee Pearson CBE and Natasha Baker MBE to open world-famous Spanish Riding School of Vienna in UK

Great Britain’s biggest dressage super-stars Carl Hester OBE and Natasha Baker MBE will open the world-renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna at Wembley Arena this coming autumn as part of their UK tour.

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International & National Dressage Returns to Royal Windsor

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International and National Dressage Makes A Welcome Return to CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show

International and national Dressage will return to Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2014 after an absence of 4 years, as the UK’s largest outdoor show becomes a CHI (Concours Hippique Internationale) for the very first time.

The CDI3* FEI Dressage Grand Prix will take place on the evening of Thursday 15 May and the CDI3* FEI Dressage Freestyle on the evening of Friday 16 May. Fifteen competitors will be invited to take part; five from the UK and ten from overseas, and it is expected that there will be six nations competing in total. The addition of the International Dressage competition allows Windsor to reintroduce its popular evening programmes, which will also include equestrian displays from The Household Cavalry and The King’s Troop, as well as The Pony Club Mounted Games, The Shetland Pony Grand National and an Arab Horse Display from Bahrain.

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