Young local riders selected for the Team Fairfax Junior European Championship Squad

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Young Showjumpers Amy Inglis from Sussex, and Hampshire’s Scarlett Charles have been selected for the Team Fairfax Junior European Championship Squad.

British Showjumping has announced that Amy Inglis, aged 17 from Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and Scarlett Charles, aged 13 from Alton, Hampshire have been selected for the Team Fairfax Junior European Championship Squad representing Great Britain at the forthcoming FEI Children, Junior and Young Rider European Jumping Championships, which will be held during the 22nd – 27th July 2014 at Arezzo in Italy.

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Giant hoof prints mark countdown to 2014 World Equestrian Games

Giant hoof prints on Normandy beach mark 100 Days To Go to World Equestrian Games 2014

A unique piece of sand art on the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy has marked 100 Days To Go to the start of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in France this summer.

French artist Christophe Dumont created a spectacular piece of sand art featuring giant, 2.3 by 2.5 metre horse’s hoof prints in a huge ‘100’ on the famous Normandy beach. The artist and a team of 20 people battled against time and tide to produce the unique piece of artwork, so that it could be captured on camera before the waves washed it away.

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Eventing Grand Prix removed from 2014 RIHS Hickstead

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The Amlin Plus Eventing Grand Prix draws to a close at Hickstead

The Amlin Plus Eventing Grand Prix will no longer form part of the Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead (29 July – 3 August).

The organisers have made the regretful decision to remove the event from this year’s programme, due to a change of television scheduling.

“This year, Sky Sports will be filming the action from the Longines Royal International Horse Show from Friday onwards,” explains Hickstead director Lizzie Bunn. “Viewers will still be able to watch live action from a number of classes, including the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, the Templant Events Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the Longines King George V Gold Cup.

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Leona Lewis is the Horse of the Year Show’s New Honorary President

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World-famous vocal artist Leona Lewis celebrated both her birthday and a new title on 3rd April 2014, as she has been confirmed as Horse of the Year Show’s (HOYS) Honorary President. A passionate animal lover and keen equestrian, Leona is eager to use the role to raise awareness of the work done by her own charity, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, which is very close to her heart, when the “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 8th to 12th October 2014.

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What to do in Normandy during 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Interesting Things to Do During Your Trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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So, you have bought your tickets, made your travel arrangements and booked your accommodation but what else is there to do in Normandy during your trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games?

When tickets first went on sale back in November they were available in packs combining tickets for multiple events, so anyone who purchased a pack of tickets will want to know what they can do in between events to make the most of their stay in Normandy.

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An Exciting 2014 Season Ahead for Trailblazers

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Exciting Season Ahead for Trailblazers

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.

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Charles Owen brings the Funnells to Castle Leslie

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Charles Owen Welcomes William and Pippa Funnell to Castle Leslie

Charles Owen is honoured to bring the legendary couple, William and Pippa Funnell, to the incredible Castle Leslie for a wonderful weekend of education and experiences.

“Combining the magical surrounding of Castle Leslie with the magic of Britain’s most successful equestrian couple is an event not to be missed,” said Charles Owen Managing Director, Roy Burek. “Charles Owen is proud to be associated with such a momentous event.”

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Battle in Bordeaux

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Battle in Bordeaux: FEI World Cup™ Vaulting and Driving Finals & Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping penultimate leg.

The renowned Jumping International de Bordeaux (FRA) will host the battle for medals at the FEI World Cup™ Vaulting and Driving Finals and penultimate leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping this weekend (8th to 9th February 2014).

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