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GRASSROOTS RIDERS REWARDED FOR GOOD CROSS COUNTRY RIDING

Grassroots riders competing in British Eventing competitions have been rewarded for their riding skills through a new technical merit award introduced at the start of the year. In addition to Airowear being announced as the title sponsors of the BE80(T) series, the brand also added the ‘Airowear BE80 Cross Country Technical Merit’ to recognise good cross country riding in BE80(T) classes. A key area of British Eventing is to provide good training for riders to ride positively and safely. In order to achieve the Technical Merit, competitors must have finished cross country in the time closest to the Optimum Cross Country time ... Read More

THREE STAR EVENTER TURNS HOOF TO PARA DRESSAGE

A former three star eventer is turning to a new career as a para dressage horse. KBIS Starchaser was successfully evented by Great Britain’s Izzy Taylor to three star level, and was partof the British Nations Cup Team at Ballindenisk in April this year. Amongst the 17hh geldings many successes were a win in the Advanced Intermediate at Great Witchingham International in March this year and second place in the CIC*** at Barbury International in 2013. During his eventing career he went from BE100 to three star in four seasons and amassed 276 BE points. Read More

NEWS FROM LOUISA MILNE HOME …..

So Duck has done me proud again this season, after a fab spring, we were named as reserves for the Senior British Europeans at Blair Castle which was a massive achievement, as I think I must one of very few listed that doesn't receive any support from BE or the lottery schemes so to make it onto the team radar was fantastic.   Duck was out at Hopetoun CCI ***, doing a solid double clear as his first run post Badminton to finish in tenth.  We haven't had him out again as he knocked himself in the field and wasn't going to be fit enough for Burghley, so we are ... Read More

How to choose a riding holiday…..

Before you decide on a riding holiday destination you need to ask your riding holiday company some very important questions; but first and foremost you need to decide what sort of riding holiday appeals to you. There are so many riding holidays to choose from - safaris on horseback; ranch holidays, pack trips and instructional breaks. Just what kind of experience is it that you are looking for? Here, riding holiday expert, Joanne Verth, from riding holiday company Equus Journeys, talks to us about what’s available and what we should consider when deciding where to ride. Read More

Alice Goring is Equilibrium Products’ Rising Star 2015

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Rising Star 2015 competition is young event rider, Alice Goring from Surrey. 23 year old Alice is an amateur event rider who balances a full time job in London in Allergy Research, with riding and competing three horses. Alice has advanced from BE100 to Intermediate with her main horse, The Little Frenchman who stands at just 15hh.  In addition to having the ride on Schwepps a 15.2hh gelding, she is also bringing on her youngster Jasper, ... Read More

Burghley Form Guide – Eventing Worldwide’s guide to the contenders

This year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials will be contested by 80 horse and rider combinations from eight nations in what promises to be a thrilling competition.   In the absence of three time winners Andrew Nicholson and Avebury, the form book is wide open. So Eventing Worldwide is bringing you its guide to the main contenders for the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials title.   Germany’s Michael Jung is making is Burghley debut, and will be expected to be in the running come the show ... Read More

Pol Roger… The Eventing Champagne

Pol Roger is now a brand synonymous with eventing. Recently named official champagne of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2015 as well as the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship 2015, at Blair Castle, and with loyal support to eventers Harry Meade and Laura Collett, the champagne house is now firmly rooted as the tipple for eventers and their supporting teams.  As famed devotee of Pol Roger, Winston Churchill, said:  ‘I could not live without champagne; in victory I deserve it; in defeat I need it.’ (1946)… we couldn’t ... Read More

LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES HARRY MEADE AS NEW EQUESTRIAN AMBASSADOR

Land Rover UK has today announced one of Britain’s leading three-day event riders Harry Meade as its latest equestrian ambassador signing. The World Championships 2014 team silver medallist joins a stable of Land Rover equestrian ambassadors which include former World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Zara Phillips and Olympic team gold medallists, show jumper Ben Maher and dressage rider Laura Tomlinson. In celebration of the 32-year-old’s ambassador appointment, Land Rover has released a short film which takes viewers behind the scenes at Meade’s beautiful yard in Wiltshire. The film gives a unique glimpse into the event rider’s first-class equestrian facilities, as he ... Read More

Sockmine supporting eventers #showusyoursocks

  As many eventers know good socks are a key investment in any competition or seasonal wardrobe. The innovate British brand Sockmine  www.sockmine.co.uk have been manufacturing socks from their factory, Roy Lowe and Sons, in Nottinghamshire. Now the third generation family member Ben Lowe has developed their technical & high performance sock business. Sockmine now produces a range of socks for adventure sports from equestrianism, to running, cycling, skiing and snowboarding to name a few. With their technical expertise teamed with new fibre technology, Sockmine has been able to produce a great quality ... Read More

HOW TO MAKE A BRIDLE

You might not spend that much time thinking about the work that’s gone into making your horse’s bridle, but the quality of the leather used and processes it goes through can make a huge different to its performance, explains Julia Andrews, Managing Director of Kate Negus Saddlery… We are very, very particular about every aspect of the process that happens when a Kate Negus bridle is created. We pride ourselves on the quality our bridles offer and, as such, how long they last with the correct care. We have people come to our tradestand and tell us how many years they’ve ... Read More