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%.
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.
Building on their outstanding success in recent years and continued growth and development of their international competition portfolio, Nina Barbour and her team at Bolesworth are delighted to announce an exciting expansion of their highly regarded showjumping auctions for 2019.
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.
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.
SEIB Insurance Brokers granted a total of £100,000 to charity at their Charity Awards luncheon at the Grange City Hotel, London on the 22nd March. SEIB’s Chief Executive Officer, Barry Fehler presented a cheque for £50,000 and a commemorative plaque to Roly Owers of the winning charity, World Horse Welfare. Nine other charities reached the final voting stage of the SEIB Charity Awards and received a further £50,000 from SEIB between them. Read more
Lambourn kicks off Easter Weekend in style, on Good Friday, 19th April 2019, by opening its doors to the public for the 29th Peter O’Sullevan Lambourn Open Day. This annual Berkshire charity event, which was heavily affected by rain in 2018, gives visitors the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at some of Britain’s top racehorse training establishments where they can meet the trainers, staff and, of course, their equine heroes. Read more