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Horse Sport Ireland appoints of Team Managers for Youth Eventing programme

The team managers who will oversee Ireland's Youth Eventing High Performance Programme have been named by Horse Sport Ireland. Becky Cullen, Dag Albert and Sue Short will take charge of the Pony Junior and Young Rider teams respectively. Cullen guided the GAIN Irish Pony Eventing team to win the Bronze Medal at the FEI European Championships and in 2018 her team added a European team silver and an individual silver medal. Of her reappointment, Cullen said: “I am delighted to be Involved once again with the High Performance Pony squad. We only have one athlete left from last year’s Championships so I ... Read More

The Haddon Training British Grooms Awards

The best British grooms have been rewarded for their hard work and dedication at this year’s Haddon Training British Grooms Awards. The awards were presented during the British Breeders Awards Dinner with the judging panel, consisting of Pammy Hutton, Zanie King and Chris Hewlett. Lucy Seddon was awarded the coveted British Grooms Award after being nominated by her employer, Tom McEwen, three of his owners together with a work colleague. On receiving her award, Lucy said: “I feel very honoured that people have put my name forward for this award and even more honoured to have won it. I’d like to thank ... Read More

Preparations well advanced for Badminton 2019

Preparations for the 70th anniversary of Badminton Horse Trials are now well underway. This year, as well as marking a milestone on the event’s history, will be the final year under the sponsorship of Mitsubishi Motors, who have supported the world-famous competition for 28 years. Having taking on the role as title sponsor in 1992, the event that year was won by Mary King (nee Thompson) riding King William. Badminton has had its rating upgraded by the FEI and will now be classified as a CCI-L5*. However, in practical terms, this will have no effect on ... Read More

Five eventing athletes selected for World Class Programme Podium Potential squad

Five eventing athletes have been selected by the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) for the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme Podium Potential squad for 2019-2021. The 2019-2021 podium potential squad is made up of the following athletes: Tom Jackson, Richard Jones, Harry Meade, Willa Newton and Georgie Spence. The BEF reviewed the performance pathway in early 2017 and this resulted in a wider pool of athletes being eligible to apply for the World Class Programme Podium Potential squad. The selection process assessed athlete and horse combinations on their potential to compete on a Senior Championship team for Great Britain and ... Read More

New safety initiative introduced for 2019 season

A key initiative aimed at improving safety in eventing has been introduced by British Eventing.  Following the ongoing data analysis work around risk carried out by EquiRatings, it was found that whilst the majority of the membership is competing with the normal levels of risk, there exists, at every level, a small percentage who continues to compete at a level despite consistent poor performance. As a result, the Continuing Performance Requirements initiative has been introduced from this season. The new requirements demonstrate that horses and riders at all levels are able to maintain performance standards, through the safe completion of the cross country phase.  The Continuing ... Read More

BCPS Eventing Series to run in 2019 

The British Connemara Pony Society (BCPS) has announced it will be running its Eventing Series in 2019.  The move comes in response to requests from its members to put on more for performance Connemara’s and the series will be run in conjunction with Horse Events.  The series is open to registered pure and part-bred Connemara ponies (including those over-height) and qualifiers will be run at 80cm, 90cm and 100cm at a variety of nationwide events during the season. Combinations will qualify for the championship at Broadway if they post a top ten placing or a double ... Read More

Irish Eventing Senior High Performance Director Sally Corscadden will guide the team through to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Irish Eventing Senior High Performance Director Sally Corscadden will guide the team through to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after her contracted was extended by Horse Sport Ireland. Corscadden was appointed Irish Eventing Senior High Performance Director (incorporating the role of Team Manager/Chef d’Equipe) by Horse Sport Ireland in February 2017 – having gained more than 25 years experience as a medal-winning Eventing rider and coach. At the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, she guided the Irish Eventing team to the Silver medal – a result which secured Olympic qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games ... Read More

Double World Equestrian Games Gold medallist Ros Canter topped off a stellar year by collecting a BEF Medal of Honour.

The BEF Medal of Honour is an award designed to recognise activities connected with international endeavour in relation to equestrian sport and it is awarded for outstanding services to the British Equestrian Federation or its Member Bodies. Canter won Individual Gold and Team Gold at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon with her own and Caroline Moore’s, All Star B. Her Medal of Honour follows on from two incredible seasons claiming two top five finishes at the Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials, a Team Gold at the European Championships in Strzegom, Poland and an end of year ranking of second in ... Read More


Victoria Underwood is returning to the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) as the Performance Director for the UK Sport National Lottery-funded equestrian World Class Programme.  Underwood previous worked for the BEF as the Head of World Class Development between 2001 and 2009. Most recently she has operated as the Director of Athlete Performance Support for High Performance Sport New Zealand  Of her appointment Underwood commented; "I am delighted to accept this prominent position to orchestrate the equestrian high performance teams through to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, and beyond to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles ... Read More


German event rider Andreas Dibowski has finished the year as the number one rider in the German national rankings. Dibowski amassed 27,938 points and currently has more three and four-star horses than any other German eventing rider. He won CIC*** classes at Strzegorm and Baborowko as well as 21 top ten international placings. He is followed by his World Championship team-mate Julia Krajewski who struck a winning streak with her horses gaining a total of 20,057 points. Krawjewski win the FEI Nations Cup at Boekelo, Waregem and Aachen, the CIC*** at Luhmuhlen and the CCI*** at Bramham with seven international wins to her ... Read More