Pony Power Comes to the Fore in the NAF Pony Five Star Finals
The NAF Pony Five Star Finals took place during the National Inter Academy Team Show at Weston Lawns Equitation Centre in Bulkington, Warwickshire on Tuesday 18th August 2015 and they once again proved to be a great showcase for the successes achieved via the NAF Pony Five Star Performance Awards Programme.
Berkshire’s young showjumper wins the Pony British Novice Championship Title
Lauren Roach (13) from Slough, Berkshire took home the Championship title in the Pony British Novice Championship Final on Friday 14th August 2015 in the Andrews Bowen Indoor Arena at the British Showjumping National Championships.
Surrey Showjumper Millie Hockenhull secures the Forces Equine Rising Stars of the Future League Title
The Forces Equine Finals took place on Saturday 15th August 2015 in the Andrews Bowen Indoor Arena at the British Showjumping National Championships.
The first Championship to take place was the Forces Equine Rising Stars of the Future League Final. This competition was set at a height of 80cm and was a single phase speed round. The standard of riding was extremely high with all riders completing a polished and collected round. It was Millie Hockenhull (15) from Camberley, Surrey riding Gayle White’s 5 year-old bay mare Kandia Van De Brouwshoeve who were declared the winners when they finished with a clear round and a time of 31.93.
Kent Rider Mark Jones wins the Horsezone.co.uk National Para Equestrian Grade 1 at British Showjumping National Championships on Tuesday 11th August 2015 at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.
Mark Jones from Dartford, Kent, on his own 12 year-old bay mare Whisper XXI clinched the title in The Horsezone.co.uk National Para Club Equestrian Grade I held as part of The Horsezone.co.uk Para Club Championships which took place in the Andrews Bowen Indoor Arena on Tuesday at the British Showjumping National Championships. The Championships consisted of six titles awarded in various grades. The grading system ranges from Grade I, II, III, IV and Open with grades representative of the competitor’s level of disability.
The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are now just around the corner, and to celebrate the first Games to be held in South America, the International Equestrian Federation (Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI) has specially commissioned a stunning online Rio 2016 FEI Reportage photobook.
Scott Dollemore, aged 15, from East Grinstead, Sussex has been awarded the NAF Shining Star Award for July
A member of the Sussex Academy he was nominated by Lead Coach, Judi Piper Dadswell who commented “Scott has been a dedicated Academy member for the past five years and has made a seamless transition onto horses. He is a hard-working, focused and dedicated team member. Also, his attention to detail and quest for knowledge is exceptional for someone so young.”
World number one showjumper Scott Brash heads a phenomenal line-up of riders heading to Hickstead for the Longines Royal International Horse Show (28 July to 2 August 2015).
Olympic and European gold medal winner Scott is entered with two of his rising star horses, Hello Forever and Hello M’Lady. The 30-year-old Brit has recently moved from his native Peeblesshire to a new base near the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, and his appearance at the show will give showjumping fans a rare opportunity to see this jet-setting superstar compete on home turf.
Leading performance apparel engineers, MUSTO, have joined forces with British Showjumping to not only support the British Showjumping Business Partnership, but to also find a British Showjumping member to become the face of the new MUSTO Competition Showjumping Collection.
Bertram Allen makes history at spectacular Paris Grand Prix
19 year old Bertram Allen (IRL) has made history as the youngest rider to win a Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix since its inception, doing it in spectacular style after an intense five-contender jump-off. With his 17 year old chestnut stallion, Bertram stormed to the win with an unbeatable time of 37.32s. Ranking leader Luciana Diniz (POR) took second place with the brilliant Fit For Fun 13, and extended her 36 point lead over Scott Brash (GBR) to finish the Grand Prix with 218 points, now 44 points ahead. It was a double Irish podium as Darragh Kenny (IRL) took the third place and was elated for his compatriot’s success.
10 years of Toggi Team GBR red, white and blue…and counting!
2015 sees the 10 year anniversary of Toggi’s association with the British Equestrian Federation and of the brand’s support of Equestrian Team GBR. In the 10 year partnership, Equestrian Team GBR has won 162 medals at senior level, with countless more at youth level and we are all hoping that 2015 will see that number rise!