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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Leona Lewis is the Horse of the Year Show’s New Honorary President

World-famous vocal artist Leona Lewis

World-famous vocal artist Leona Lewis celebrated both her birthday and a new title on 3rd April 2014, as she has been confirmed as Horse of the Year Show’s (HOYS) Honorary President. A passionate animal lover and keen equestrian, Leona is eager to use the role to raise awareness of the work done by her own charity, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, which is very close to her heart, when the “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 8th to 12th October 2014.

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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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Battle in Bordeaux

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Battle in Bordeaux: FEI World Cup™ Vaulting and Driving Finals & Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping penultimate leg.

The renowned Jumping International de Bordeaux (FRA) will host the battle for medals at the FEI World Cup™ Vaulting and Driving Finals and penultimate leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping this weekend (8th to 9th February 2014).

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The Royal County Of Berkshire Show – the show that loves horses!

It’s Show Time!

This year’s Royal County of Berkshire Show (21st – 22nd September) has some great equestrian action on the schedule!

From Heavy Horses through to Scurry Driving and Royal International Horse Show & Olympia qualifiers, the show also celebrates the diversity of the equine population with a range of showing classes from Shetlands and Highlands, Mountain & Moorlands through to Cleveland Bays and Friesians. As well as Cobs, Working Hunters and Riding Horse classes, the ‘Retrained Racehorses’ classes always draw lots of competitors and a big crowd and with the showground’s close proximity to Lambourn – a village famous for its association with the training of the world’s finest racehorses, you are always guaranteed to spot some familiar & successful bloodlines!

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