They’re good friends out of the show ring but make no mistake about it, Trevor Breen and Phillip Miller will be going all out to beat the other in this year’s Equestrian.com Derby at Hickstead (Sunday 28 June 2015).
In 2013, Phillip scored his first win in Hickstead’s most famous class, claiming the only clear round on the grey gelding Caritiar Z. Trevor had to settle for runner-up spot that year, later describing it as ‘the worst second place he’d ever had’.
Have the chance to find out and win a Responsible Rider Kit worth £150 with Petplan Equine at Hickstead
Specialist equine insurance provider, Petplan Equine is continuing its support of Hickstead for the 2015 competition season following its successful first year as official sponsor of this iconic equestrian competition venue. This year Petplan Equine is rewarding responsible riders with the chance to win a Responsible Riders kit worth £150.
Sussex showjumper Yazmin Pinchen finishes second in Spain on 8th March 2015
Yazmin Pinchen from Ifield, West Sussex celebrated taking second place in the €61500 FEI CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix at Vejer de la Frontera in Spain on 8th March 2015. She completed the final podium line up behind Swiss rider Janika Sprunger and ahead of fellow British rider Holly Gillott.
Berkshire and Buckinghamshire riders get surprise sponsorship call!
Two local riders had the surprise of their lives recently when they were contacted out of the blue and offered sponsorship by the renowned 124-year-old Harry Hall equestrian clothing brand.
Hannah Bishop, a racing manager from Fulmer, Bucks, and Beth Mantel, a keen show jumper and dressage rider, and instructor at Berkshire College of Agriculture at Burchetts Green, were both among the handful of horse enthusiasts handpicked by Harry Hall.
Both will share Harry Hall news with their followers, write blogs, and will be feeding back into the Harry Hall product development team about how their clothes are performing.
Hemp horse bedding firm Aubiose Ltd have announced the sponsorship of two riders for the first time.
Hampshire based grassroots eventer Nicki Strong and Kent based professional showjumper and producer Biba McCaul will be flying the flag as ambassadors for Aubiose throughout 2015.
Aubiose UK Sales Manager, Sparsholt College graduate Juliette Connor said; “Over the past year sales have been really picking up as more people are experiencing the benefits and spreading the word. Supporting our two chosen riders seemed a great way of giving them a leg up in achieving their equestrian goals this year, as well as helping to raise even more awareness of our product.
Allen does the double with another Longines win at Bordeaux
Words by Louise Parkes
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 – Round 11, Bordeaux (FRA), 7th February 2015
Irish Jumping sensation, Bertram Allen, made it a double of wins when scorching to victory in the thrilling penultimate leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series in Bordeaux, France.
British Equestrian Federation Announces Di Lampard as new Performance Manager for Jumping
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has (5 February 2015), named Di Lampard as the new Performance Manager for Jumping. Di will step up from her current role as Team GBR Co-Selector and deputy Chef d’Equipe for Nations Cup jumping teams (a position she has held since 2010) to lead, develop and manage the Jumping Programmes within the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme.
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.
British Showjumping Non-Executive Board Director Nicky Roche appointed to The Board of UK Sport
The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid has appointed Nicky Roche and John Dowson to the Board of UK Sport.
Nicky Roche CBE is a Non-Executive Director of British Showjumping and was Chief Executive of TdF Hub 2014 Ltd, the company established by Government and UK Sport to co-ordinate the Grand Depart and stages two and three of the 2014 Tour de France, which took place in the UK.