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BE VOLUNTEER – another 4.30am alarm?

IMG_6779 Still on cloud nine from Badders, the volunteer adventure rolled on to one of my favourite venues – the stunning Chatsworth. This sport really does take me to some special places. Another 4.30am alarm, dedicated or stupid, your call? Still its no bother when you walk into the stables for the most stunning morning briefings. Quick briefing undertaken, some awesome Lansdown socks selected thanks to the official clothing supplier at the event and off we toddle to our fence with toasty warm feet. (Other items of donated sponsors clothing can happily be worn!)  Now this week, myself and Andy ... Read More

GB STUDENT RIDERS – Belgium 2017

Prize Giving SRNC Belgium 2017 On Thursday 13th April team GB members and supporters Sophie Hall (NR Chairman), Lauren Innes (Chef), Sophie Wragg, (blogger) Jess Folwell, and newbies Laura Birley, Rosie Alcorn, and Laura Simpson set off for an  Easter Weekend of fun in Oud-Heverlee at SRNC Belgium.  Laura S, Laura B and I arrived first on Thursday afternoon and set up team camp ready for the arrival of the others before joining the fun which had already started earlier that day. After several hours of reunions, introducing the team newbies, and meet and greet games we were finally joined by the rest of ... Read More

THE BE VOLUNTEER – When dreams come true..

IMG_6736 Well the cake turned out rather well thankfully – I opted for a trusty Victoria from a classic Mary Berry recipe (organisers feel free to take note) you cant go wrong with Victoria in tow now can you?! I'd give myself an 8 for that effort, I mean I did bake it myself after all, shop bought just wouldn't do now would it?! Its funny how when you know you are going to Badders 4am seems a perfectly acceptable alarm call and I hop out of bed with a spring in my step. Read More

Top international event riders on hand to launch Tatts 2017

Camilla Speirs and Ben and Emma Hobday teamed up to help launch Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair 2017.  Tatts 2017 takes place from 31st May - 4th June at Fairyhouse, Ratoath, Co. Meath where visitors to the event will have the opportunity to watch the world's leading event riders as they compete in this tough equestrian triathlon.  Combining world class sport with a quintessential Country Fair, Tatts is renowned as one of the countryside events of the summer. Supported by Failte Ireland, the Country Fair features a shopping village full of country chic ... Read More

Afternoon Tea with live dressage commentary from Hannah Biggs

EHO_Web-banner_Eventing-World-Wide_165x350-2 Elite Horse Owners are delighted to announce that one of the UK’s leading dressage riders - Hannah Biggs will be joining them at their Lakeside Pavilion on Friday 5th May.  Hannah will be offering live commentary on the dressage and will comment on the horse’s way of going and talk through the test and answer any questions you may have. Come and settle down for an afternoon of tea and cake and dressage chat or maybe we can tempt you with a glass of chilled Chateau de Berne Rose wine from Provence!  Whichever you prefer, this promises to be a relaxing afternoon, perfect ... Read More

USEA Partners with Equestrian Sports Data Company, EquiRatings

Screen Shot 2017-04-28 at 17.28.14 The United States Eventing Association has announced a partnership with equestrian data science company, EquiRatings, to implement the EquiRatings Quality Index (ERQI) at national level in the U.S. The partnership follows months of engagement between the parties which began immediately after the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention last December. EquiRatings will work with the USEA on developing data analysis and implementing their predictive analysis tool to measure and manage risk – the ERQI. The ERQI is a numeric value which helps assess the risk of horse falls in the cross-country phase at various levels and has proved an accurate indicator ... Read More

Bumper entries for FEI Rockingham International Horse Trials

- Rockingham Castle Brigstock International Horse Trials 2013 - 3rd May 2014 With just three weeks to go until this year's Rockingham International Horse Trials (19th-21st May), just shy of 1,000 horses have been entered to compete in the eventing classes and around 700 more are expected for the Pony Club and Riding Club team showjumping, Arena eventing, British Showjumping and Burghley Young Event Horse classes. Many of the biggest names in the sport of eventing will be galloping around Rockingham Castle's Great Park. British number one Oliver Townend has 10 horses entered, while William Fox-Pitt and Andrew Nicholson (NZL) have five apiece, Zara Tindall has four and Sir Mark Todd (NZL) three. ... Read More

Ground Jury Accepts 59 Horses to Start Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover

Rolex Stadium Lexington, KY for the Rolex 2016 The starting field of 60 has been whittled down by one following the first horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover.  The ground jury of Christina Klingspor of Sweden (President), Nick Burton of Great Britain and David Lee of Ireland evaluated the fitness of horses from the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Germany, Australia, France, New Zealand and Mexico before a keen crowd of about 2,000 fans on Wednesday  afternoon. Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights were held for re-inspection before Rutledge chose to withdraw in the holding box. Also held were Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato, but they ... Read More

Richmond Horse Trials thrilled to announce title sponsorship partnership with Millbry Hill

Millbry-Hill-Logo   Richmond Horse Trials, one of the North’s most exciting equestrian events, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with leading country store retailer Millbry Hill. The UK’s leading independent family-run country store, Millbry Hill, has taken on title sponsorship at the horse trials.  Paul Hodgson, organiser at Richmond comments: “We are so excited to welcome Millbry Hill on board. The title sponsorship will give a real championship feel and atmosphere to the event while ensuring we can continue to reinvest in the horse trials.” Miilbry Hill comment:"Richmond Horse Trials runs from Friday 5th May until Sunday 7th May. The event will see ... Read More

Organisers get ready for Dalston Green (1)

cumbria horse trials The AW Jenkinson Forest Products Dalston Green (1) Horse Trials (29/30 April) kicks off the Cumbria Horse Trials series of six BE affiliated events for 2017 with a strong showing of new BE Members in the BE80 and BE90 classes.  Douglas Weymouth, Joint Organiser commented; “We have some 70 horse and rider combinations tackling their first event at the BE80 and BE90 levels and they will enjoy ideal conditions over the Rickerby Family’s lovely parkland which is looking gloriously green this week. We also have many other combinations who have ... Read More