THE RIDERS SCENE

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EVENTING WORLDWIDE TALKS TO … SAM JENNINGS

Sam Jennings is an international event rider based in Kent. Last weekend she scored her first international victory with Cole Play in the CIC** at Nunney International Horse Trials. From her yard, Sam dedicates her time to producing, breaking, schooling, training and competing a variety of horses. Following her victory, Eventing Worldwide caught up with Sam to find out how she got into riding, discover her greatest achievements and find out who inspires her. Tell us about Cole Play?  Cole is owned by Gill Johnson. He was bought as a three year old from Caven Sales to produce and sell. But I liked ... Read More

SPONSORSHIP NEWS …. TRUE PARTNERS – KEYFLOW UK AND PARKFIELD BREEDING

  When talented Eventer Zoe Wilkinson won the 2014 Mark Todd Bridging The Gap (MTBTG) Bursary, part of her prize was £1500 of Keyflow UK feed. 'I'm not sure we can afford to feed Keyflow to all the PFB horses long term Zoe' Sharon Bishop who runs Parkfield Breeding told the PFB rider. It didn't take long for Sharon and Team PFB to be convinced. 'It became obvious very quickly that the Keyflow feed was making a tangible difference. The horses were happier, fitter, shinier and our performance results excellent' enthused Sharon, ... Read More

EVENTING WORLDWIDE MEETS HARRY MEADE| PART 1

Harry Meade may be the son of Olympic legend Richard, but he’s making a name for himself as one of Great Britain’s leading event riders.  Harry is well known for his successes at four star level throughout the past decade and was a member of the British team at last year World Equestrian Games. He is currently experiencing a successful season with wins at each of his last four events including Barbury International.  In a two part interview, Eventing Worldwide caught up with Harry to find out what he ... Read More

HELMET CAMERAS…SHOULD THE BAN BE OVERTURNED?

At the start of the season Eventing Ireland (EI) followed the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) lead and reversed its ban on the use of helmet cameras. EWW asks why are British Eventing not following suit and giving riders the opportunity to use helmet cameras should they choose? It was widely reported that the initial ban was triggered by a comment from a French journalist, who said that he believed that the injuries sustained by Formula One driver Michael Schumacher in a skiing accident had been worsened by his head camera. The journalist, Jean-Louis Moncet, subsequently said that this was only ... Read More

KATE NEGUS – ON THE PERFECT FIT

Three things to consider when buying a bridle…and why the perfect fit REALLY matters! Julia Andrews, Managing Director of Kate Negus Saddlery, is an authority on all things related to bridles . Here, she offers her three top tips when it comes to buying a bridle for your horse. FIT. It doesn’t matter whether it’s made from the most beautiful leather in the world, packed full of blingy crystals or in a stunning colour, if it doesn’t fit your horse properly, it’s not the right bridle for you. The problem is that, ... Read More

ARE YOU A RESPONSIBLE RIDER? TAKE THE PET PLAN QUIZ AND FIND OUT

Petplan Equine, a leading UK specialist equine insurance provider, is inviting all riders to support its new Responsible Riders initiative by taking part in an online quiz to find out how responsible they are and how they can improve. As one of the UK’s leading equine insurers Petplan Equine believes in prevention rather than cure. The company wants to encourage riders and owners to look at the ways in which they can take additional care when out riding, at competitions and in the yard to help prevent illness as well as accidents or injury to their horse. The quiz focuses on topics ... Read More