Nicolina Mackenzie Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Outstanding Achievement Award Nicolina MacKenzie

Nicolina Mackenzie Receives Outstanding Achievement Award

It was role-reversal for Nicolina MacKenzie on Saturday 24 October 2015 when she was presented with the Spillers Showing World Outstanding Achievement Award at the Showing Council Showing World Awards Dinner. Nicolina (Nicky) is frequently pictured attending equestrian events presenting prizes on behalf of SEIB, but it was her turn in the spotlight as she collected the accolade in recognition of her considerable contribution to showing.

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The World’s Best Showjumper to Compete at Hickstead

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.

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World Breeds classes at 2015 Cheshire County Show

World Breeds classes to be held at Cheshire County Show

Horse and pony enthusiasts are being given a unique opportunity to take part in World Breeds In-Hand and Ridden classes at this year’s Cheshire County Show.

The classes, sponsored by Brightwells Equine Horse and Pony Auctioneers in Leominster, will take place on the first day of the Show, Tuesday 23rd June, and will only be open to World Breeds – Pure Raza Espanola, Appaloosa, Haflinger, Friesian, Fjord, Icelandic, Morgan, Lusitano and Lipizzaner.
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HOYS hunter qualifiers only open only to members of BSHA

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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.

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New Showing Championship for partbred ponies at 2014 Horse of the Year Show

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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.

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Redbridge Tiny Tim wins The Blue Chip and IDHS £2000 Championship

Tiny Tim wins The Blue Chip and IDHS £2000 Championship
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.

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