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Tumor Fails to Deter Guards Jester from Major Win
It was a day of celebration for Oxfordshire-based rider, Christina Brooks, and her 16-year-old Fell stallion, Guards Jester, who stood Supreme Champion in the Senior In- Hand Showing Series Championships at the 2015 Olympia Horse Show on their very first appearance.
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.
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.
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.
HM Queen Elizabeth II receives inaugural FEI Lifetime Achievement award
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 26th November 2014 became the first recipient of the FEI Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of her leading role as supporter of equestrian sport throughout her reign as British monarch.
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.
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.