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Better – Not More Education’ at the 2019 International Eventing Forum

Better - Not More Education’ is the theme for next year’s International Eventing Forum. The annual International Eventing Forum has become an essential date in the calendar of riders of all levels of skill and ambition, and 2019 looks set to be no different. Taking place on Monday 4 February at Hartpury College, the theme aims to address the view that more training is the answer to the challenges faced by the sport of eventing. And the five presenters are amongst some of the very best trainers and riders in the world. The morning will start ... Read More

Irish Equestrian stars honoured at Horse Sport Ireland medal reception

Irish event riders were honour at the Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) medal reception following an outstanding year. In September, the senior Irish Eventing team made history winning the World Championship silver medal whilst Padraig McCarthy won the individual silver medal at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, and in the process gained Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020. Each of the Irish silver medal winning Eventing team - Sam Watson, Padraig McCarthy, Sarah Ennis and Cathal Daniels - were presented with specially commissioned trophies at the HSI medal reception while gifts were also given to the owners of the Irish WEG team ... Read More

British Eventing launches new regional team competition

British Eventing has launched a new Regional Team Challenge which will be hosted at Weston Park next October. The team competition is aimed at riders over the age of 19 competing at BE90 level which will see them competing for their region, with eight regions across the UK, as part of a team of five. The challenge has been launched following feedback from the annual members’ survey in order to provide a team competition opportunity for riders over the age of 18. To be eligible, combinations must have three double-clears at BE90 level in 2019, must ... Read More

LONGINES named as Luhmühlen’s new title partner

In a long-term agreement, LONGINES will increase its engagement and act as Luhmühlen’s Title Partner in 2019. In addition to the title partnership of Luhmühlen’s CCI5*-L competition (formerly CCI****) LONGINES has also committed to the title partnership of the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships. The annual event, including the German Championships, will take place from June 16, with the venue hosting the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships for the sixth time from August 28 to September 1. “We are immensely proud of this new contract and the ongoing and increased partnership with LONGINES for this very special year ahead of us and more ... Read More


British Eventing has welcomed BE Accredited Coach Tim Cheffings into the role of Under 18 Coach for the South West region, joining current under 18 coaches Sorrel Warwick and Emily Lee. Based in Devon, Tim achieve his BHSI status in May and also holds his UKCC Level 2, he regularly hosts BE training courses across the South West for all levels of riders. Alongside a busy coaching schedule Tim produces and competes horses from BE90 up to CCI4* and was the winner of the prestigious BE Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Scholarship in 2015. Under 18 ... Read More

Outline programme for the 27th National Equine Forum has been confirmed

The outline programme for the 27th National Equine Forum has been confirmed. This popular annual event, to be held in London on 7th March 2019 is shaping up as a calendar essential for all those wanting to learn the latest about the horse industry in a changing world. It will include a leading section on the impact of Brexit, with Britain scheduled to leave the EU just three weeks after the event. The National Equine Forum provides a dynamic platform for government officials, vets and equestrian industry leaders to share their knowledge and inspire ... Read More

From Baborówko to Tokyo 2020

The FEI General Assembly has announced that an eventing qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held during Equestrian Festival Baborówko 2019 For athletes in Group C, which includes countries from Central and Eastern Europe, it is one of the two opportunities to qualify for the Olympics. The second qualifying competition takes place at the FEI European Eventing Championships at Luhmuhlen. The qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be played out at the Polish event (23-26 May) as the CCI4*-L class. For the cross-country phase, competitors will contest a course approximately 6,000m ... Read More

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (LRK3DE) has received the new Five Star status from the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).

The new status, along with its respective requirements and rules, will take effect January 1, 2019. The proposition to alter the star system was accepted at the FEI General Assembly in 2017 but not effective until 2019. The new system states that CCI competitions will now be referred to as CCI-L (for long) while CIC competitions will become CCI-S (for short), whilst the existing levels are being increased by a single star – the existing One Star level becomes the Two Star level, the Two Star becomes the Three Star, the Three Star becomes the Four Star, and the CCI4* becomes ... Read More

Event Rider Masters (ERM) has seen its television distribution figures for 2018 significantly increase according to an independent media audit

The eventing series, which was launched in 2016, saw its total dedicated television ratings audience increase by 235% rise from 687,000 viewers in 2017 to 2,304,894 in 2018. One of the biggest audience increases came in Asia as a result of new broadcast deals in India, China and the Far East. The total number of hours broadcast globally on television rose from 965 to more than 1,300 in 2018. In the UK alone, ERM enjoyed 146 hours of broadcast on UK TV channels according to the audit carried out by SMG You Gov. Sponsors and host ... Read More

Portugese event riders are set to benefit from the expertise of double Gold Olympic Gold medallist Sir Mark Todd.

Portugese event riders are set to benefit from the expertise of double Gold Olympic Gold medallist Sir Mark Todd. The Portuguese Equestrian Federation (FEP), Sociedade Hipica Portuguesa (SHP), and the Portuguese Eventing Association (ACCE) have announced Joint Clinic the New Zealander as part of a series of events and changes planned by the ACCE and the FEP to improve the state of eventing in Portugal. Mark Todd, Double Olympic Gold, Open European Champion and multiple times winner of both Badminton Horse Trials and Burghley Horse Trials, will work with 15 combinations on their flatwork in ... Read More