Shires Equestrian Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Princess Anne
Shires Equestrian turns 50 this September. From humble beginnings, the company has evolved into a trusted household brand. Malcolm Ainge, founder of Shires Equestrian, started the company in 1968 with only a small loan of stock to sell at cattle markets and racecourse auctions. Now the company has approximately 1,800 stockists worldwide and recently won BETA’s award for Trade Supplier of the Year for the second year in a row. Read more

New distributor for Peter Horobin Saddlery – StrideFree Saddles in the UK

Stride Free saddles
KM Elite Products are delighted to announce that they have been appointed as exclusive distributors for Peter Horobin Saddles in the UK. StrideFree by PHS has taken performance saddles to a whole new level, taking saddle fitting back to basics, by creating convenience for the customer and focusing on equine back health. PHS have developed an extensive saddle range for racing, dressage, jumping and endurance disciplines with the StrideFree racing tree winning the BETA Innovation Award in 2014. Read more

Raising the roof at RDA Broadlands

Suzanne Stratford’s family moved to Broadlands in Medstead, Hampshire in 1946. In 1955 they started giving riding lessons and the Broadlands RDA Group has grown ever since. ITN newsreader Alastair Stewart OBE is an enormous supporter of British equestrianism, a sport three of his four children actively enjoy and one in which he has a number of voluntary roles, including Ambassador for British Showjumping and Patron of the Brooke. On Sunday 8th July Alastair and his wife, Sally, visited Broadlands to celebrate the first phase in the centre’s refurbishment. Here Alastair explains more about the refurbishment and the work they do at Broadlands. Read more

Ella Bunting crowned Endurance GB Young Rider National Champion

Ella Bunting National Endurance Champion
The British Young Rider National Championships took place over the weekend of 7th and 8th July at Kings Forest, Thetford, in some of the toughest conditions seen so far this year. Endurance GB is extremely proud to announce that the 2018 Young Rider National Champion is Endurance GB Spotlight Scholar, Ella Bunting, who rode Emma Daniel’s Aly’s Estrella de Rock to victory. The combination successfully completed the CEIYJ2* 120km ride at King’s Forest (GBR) in what can only be described as extremely challenging conditions. With temperatures well over 30 degrees centigrade, excellent horsemanship and understanding were required by all riders competing across the entire field of classes. Read more