The 2015 SEIB Search for a Star and Racehorse to Riding Horse Dates
The 2015 series of the popular SEIB Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Search for a Star and the SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Show Championship will begin in April 2015 with five qualifiers throughout the country. Search for a Star was created by SEIB to encourage amateur riders to produce their horses to a high standard in the show ring and giving them the opportunity to compete at the prestigious finals at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). SEIB has a strong ethos of putting something back into equestrian sport and the company takes an enthusiastic interest in all the competitions they sponsor.
The 2014 Trailblazers series is underway and there is a packed season ahead for competitors with 65 equestrian centres offering Trailblazers qualifiers for show jumping, dressage, combined training and showing. With venues spread throughout the UK, there is a wealth of opportunity for competitors to progress up the levels and qualify for the prestigious Trailblazers National Championships from 25th July to 3rd August 2014.
Entrance to Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) hunter qualifiers will be open only to members of the British Show Horse Association (BSHA) with immediate effect.
The decision has been made following overwhelming requests from competitors and exhibitors to retain personal choice regarding headwear.
Previously, members of Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain (SHBGB) were the only persons eligible to compete in Horse of the Year Show hunter qualifiers and finals. However, a recent rule regarding headwear in hunter classes was made by the society. This rule change requires SHBGB members to wear a harnessed hat conforming to current BSI or European standards at all times while competing and mounted in its classes.
An exciting new Championship has been given the green light to run at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2014, which will take place at Birmingham’s NEC from 8th – 12th October. The Ridden Partbred Pony of the Year Championship opens up the chance to compete at “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” to a much wider audience.
The Championship aims to recognise and promote quality ridden ponies, whose breeding, in part, is Arab or Welsh, or a combination of the two. Exhibits will show true pony characteristics, while possessing excellent conformation and free-flowing movement.
The sun shone on the beautiful Lincolnshire showground, for the annual Blue Chip and IDHS £2000 Challenge. Entries were high, with an exceptional standard of horses being presented for all classes. After a difficult decision from the judges the eventual winner of The Blue Chip and IDHS Challenge out of 54 entries was Charles Le Moignan and the superb heavyweight Redbridge Tiny Tim.