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

Team NAF Young Riders win Gold at European Showjumping Championships

Gold medal winning Young Rider Showjumping team
The British Young Rider Team, riding under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF, won Team Gold at the Young Rider European Championships in Fontainebleau, France. Going into the competition as the current Young Rider Champions it was an incredible back-to-back victory in a competition which they dominated from the start. Their win which followed the Junior Team Silver win earlier in the afternoon certainly highlighted at a global level the incredible talent that we have coming up through the youth ranks in Great Britain. Read more

Caring for the laminitic horse or pony

Laminitis in horses
Laminitis is a painful condition involving inflammation of the laminae. In severe cases the laminae become inflamed all around the hoof resulting in uniform separation, when the limb is loaded the whole pedal bone then ‘sinks’ within the hoof. The prognosis following rotation is much worse; radiographs are useful to identify what had actually happened. Here Ed Lyall, BVetMed, CertEM (StudMed), MRCVS of the Sussex Equine Hospital explains more. Read more

Oliver Fletcher scoops Junior Individual Silver at European Showjumping Championships

Oliver Fletcher double silver at the Junior European Showjumping Championships
Oliver Fletcher enjoyed another successful day at the Children, Junior and Young Rider Championships in Fontainebleau, France when he scooped the Individual Silver medal on Sunday 15th July, adding to the Team Silver that was won just two days previously. Oliver was competing as part of the NAF Junior Team and today’s podium place rounded off five days of fantastic jumping. Read more