Eighteen-year-old Ellie Barnard from Heathfield in East Sussex is heading to Badminton to compete in the Mitsubishi Motors Cup BE90 competition with her own eight-year-old, Templar Esprit. Ellie’s family bought Templar Esprit aka Pogga as a just backed four-year-old and she has produced him herself, completing their first BE90 at Brightling in 2015. Read more
Samantha Kellett dreamed of being an event rider and when the late Tom Searle found her a scopey yet quirky horse called Deacon, she thought she was progressing along the right track, until Deacon displayed a dislike for water. The combination has since concentrated on show jumping with brilliant results.Read more
In summer 2017 the Sussex Equine Hospital moved from its original home in Arundel (formerly known as the Arundel Equine Hospital) to a purpose-built site in Ashington, near Pulborough. Fiona Rafferty went along to tour the impressive facilities.
The Sussex Equine Hospital was founded in 1951 and since that time has grown to a team of 55 including 20 specialist equine vets, veterinary nurses, grooms, laboratory technicians, pharmacy dispensers and a whole team of administrative staff who help with the smooth running of the busy hospital. Read more
SEIB Insurance Brokers hosted their inaugural Charity Awards luncheon at the Grange City Hotel, London on the 23rd April. SEIB’s Chief Executive Officer, Barry Fehler presented a cheque for £50,000 and a commemorative plaque to Emma Day and Gemma Stanford of the British Horse Society (BHS). SEIB customers voted for the Healthcare on Tour project from the winning charity, the BHS, to be the recipient of this generous grant. Read more
‘Celebrating the Turf’ takes place from 18th June to 7th July 2018 at the Osborne Studio Gallery. This exhibition of some of the finest contemporary equestrian art has been organised to coincide with Royal Ascot.
Geoffrey Hughes, Director of Osborne Studio Gallery, is a lover of horse racing and the racing world. For at least twenty five years he has held an annual show of the best contemporary equestrian art during Ascot Week. Read more
Entries are now open for the SEIB Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Burghley Sponsored Ride which will take place at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Sunday 2nd September 2018. This will be the 17th time the ride has been held on the final day of the world-famous horse trials in Burghley Park. Read more
Alex Monro, director of Mole Energy Switching (www.moleenergy.com), has picked up the gauntlet by volunteering to ride in a very special horse race, the Pertemps Champions Willberry Charity Derby, being held at Epsom Racecourse, home of the Derby, on Monday 27th August 2018, to raise money for the Willberry the Wonder Pony Charity and The Bob Champion Cancer Trust. Young Hannah Francis founded the Willberry charity once she herself was diagnosed with cancer. Tragically Hannah died in 2016, but her charity continues to inspire people and raise money to support vital research and grant equine related wishes to seriously ill people. Bob Champion was himself both a very successful jockey and a cancer sufferer. Read more
Can records be broken at the 2018 Bolesworth Elite Auction?
Last year the foal, Tinka’s Star, by Nick Skelton’s Rio individual Gold medal winning ride Big Star, out of multiple Grand Prix winner Tinka’s Serenade fetched a massive £92,000 under the hammer. Read more