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Endurance GB is the National Governing Body for the sport of Endurance Riding. It encompasses 23 local Groups throughout England and Wales who organise social events and rides from 8km (5miles) which are non-competitive or social/training rides, right up to 160km competitive rides (100 miles) for the most advanced horse and rider - we pride ourselves on offering a full calendar of events for every level and ambition of rider.

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*** Devil's Dyke EGB ride 23/9 cancelled****** Devil's Dyke EGB ride 23/9 cancelled*** - (Published:21 September 2018)

In light of the yellow weather warning for wind on Sunday and more than 80% chance of thunderstorms in the morning, it is with great sadness that we have taken the decision, on health and safety grounds, to cancel the ride.
The Ride Organiser Brian Floyd Davies will be in touch with entrants regarding refunds.

**Weald Championship Trophy**
We will try to arrange another date in the next few weeks for the finalists to compete for the trophy. Leo will be in touch with qualified riders

Thank you to Brian Floyd-Davis and Miranda Kavanagh for all the hard work they have put into organising this ride

 

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International News UpdateInternational News Update - (Published:17 September 2018)

International Squad News

We had a large number of members of the international squad competing at the Festival of Endurance at Euston Park at the weekend of August 17-19th and it was very encouraging to have the British team finish in 4th place, behind the UAE, Spain and France in the CEIO 120km class.

 

Carri Ann Dark with Bey Sahli was the first team member to finish, followed by Bella Fricker with Spanish Heir and Nicki Thorne with Kamilcia. Annie Joppe and Annette Masterson both failed to complete with minor issues.

 

We also had riders successfully completing the 3*160km class, giving them the qualification for next year's European Championships at Euston Park and the 1* 80km.

 

As I write this, I have just returned from WEG. We were all devastated that the endurance competition was abandoned before any riders got to finish. 

 

We are planning now for next year, starting with a Riders' Day on Sunday October 14th at the Woodside Hotel, Kenilworth. The programme will include talks from the team physios and vets and a sports psychologist, as well as discussing ride plans for 2019. It is for senior and young riders who are interested in starting to compete in FEI classes or who are already competing internationally, together with any crew members who can attend.

 

Full details of the programme will follow with details of cost and how to book.

 

Riders hoping for team selection will need to attend one of the two assessment days in March/April planned for Bristol area and Lancashire. Further training days will be run prior to the final team selection towards the end of June.

 

As always, we welcome anyone is interested in joining  the squad to complete a EOI form which is on the webpage and send it to Lindsay Wilson.  

 

Liz Finney

 


 

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ON-LINE PAYMENTS UPDATEON-LINE PAYMENTS UPDATE - (Published:05 September 2018)
We are aware that there is an intermittent issue with on-line payments that means some transactions will not go through as the authorisation process does not complete. We have spoken to SagePay and they are investigating the problem, which happens when Chrome is the browser used to make online payments. In the mean-time we advise members to first try another browser if they encounter a problem. If any issues persist, please contact the office who will be happy to help. 
 
Endurance GB Hexham Welfare Seminar 3rd NovemberEndurance GB Hexham Welfare Seminar 3rd November - (Published:04 September 2018)

We are holding a Welfare Seminar on 3rd November 2018 at Bardon Mill Village Hall, Redburn Park, Bardon Mill, Hexham NE47 7DX

Ticket Prices:

EGB and SERC Members £30.00, EGB Junior and Young Members £20. Associate, Pony Club and Non-Members add £10.00 to the above relevant rate. Please pay through the EGB website ad hoc payments or by phoning the EGB office (02476 697929) with your credit card stating clearly “Welfare Seminar - Hexham”. Please ensure you give the names of the people you are paying for. 

Places limited so please book asap.

Speakers Profiles 

Roly Owers MRCVS

Roly joined World Horse Welfare as Chief Executive in January 2008. He already knew the charity well, having led its fundraising and communication teams from 1999 to 2003.

Roly qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1992. Having spent a short time with the Blue Cross, he joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, which included a posting as the Veterinary Officer at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment in London. After the army, he came to work for World Horse Welfare until 2003, when he left to take up the post of Development Director at the Perse School in Cambridge. He returned to World Horse Welfare in 2008.

Roly has ridden for much of his life, greatly enjoying eventing and team chasing. He rode for his university and says that a highlight was being part of our first Challenge Ride in Jordan, back in 2001. He is married, with three children, and lives in Cambridge.

Mr Alex Ridgeway DipWCF Dist. 

Alex qualified in 2015 from Myerscough College with a Diploma of Worshipful Company of Farriers. Following this he moved to Newmarket to specialise in thoroughbred racehorse shoeing and management of the mare and foal at stud. Having also gained experience in endurance shoeing, Alex has provided farriery care for international team members competing across Europe. Alex has just completed the first year of the BSC Farriery degree course at University of Central Lancashire and is also working alongside some of the Farriery Industries most notable names to share knowledge and promote further education through the use of social media.

Laurence Ridgeway DipWCF ATF (Approved Training Farrier)

Qualified in 2007 from Oatridge college, Scotland Laurence built a successful business in Norfolk. Moving to Newmarket in 2016, Laurence also specialises in shoeing for members of Team GB Endurance racing. Approved Training Farrier of the Year from Myerscough college 2015/2016 he continues to teach the next generations of farriers. Laurence has worked with FEI endurance horses for the last 10 years, tailoring every Horses shoeing plan to suit their individual conformation to achieve optimum performance and longevity 

Laurence attends many of the rides with the horses he shoes including being part of the British team at the European and world championships Alongside endurance horses, He works with a team of Farriers providing farrier services to racing yards and studs in Newmarket. 

The exposure to the excitement of Endurance has led him to start his own Endurance career.  As currently training two horses with the ambition to reach FEI level 

Tom Eaton Evans BVetMed MRCVS

Tom qualified in 2000 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He then spent a two-year internship with the referrals team before moving across to join the ambulatory side of the practice. 

Whilst maintaining an interest in racehorse work, Tom has become increasingly involved with the endurance discipline and is a 4* FEI Endurance Veterinary Treatment Official, a role which takes him to competitions around the country. He is also a 2* FEI Endurance Official Veterinarian, team vet for the British Young Riders Endurance team and advises the EnduranceGB Welfare Committee.

Tom is also actively involved with the international movement of horses, advising shipping agencies, providing veterinary training to flying grooms and frequently accompanying horses on flights.

Annamaria Nagy DrMedVet PhD DipACVSMR FRCVS

Annamaria is a senior equine orthopaedic clinician at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, specialising in lameness and poor performance investigations and diagnostic imaging. She is a recognised American and RCVS Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine. Annamaria holds a PhD for her work on epidemiology of endurance rides and was awarded a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Fellowship for a thesis on magnetic resonance imaging on the carpus and proximal metacarpal region. She has published over 25 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has lectured nationally and internationally. Annamaria is a 4* FEI endurance official veterinarian and a 3* FEI endurance veterinary treatment official and has officiated at many countries across Europe and in the Middle East. Annamaria has also worked as a team vet for the British Development Squad and has supported Hungarian horses and riders at several international rides and championships.

Lee Clark MCSP, SRP, BSc (Hons) Degree Physiotherapy Chartered Physiotherapist State Registered Physiotherapist Cat A, ACPAT – Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy 

Lee is a Chartered Physiotherapist qualifying in 1997. He worked in the NHS for 2 years whilst training to become a Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist, graduating in 1999 as a Cat A member of ACPAT. He then completed a 2-year postgraduate course in manual therapy/sports at Glasgow University in 2001. Lee has completed numerous other courses in many different techniques such as Acupuncture, Laser Therapy, Neurology, Osteopathic Techniques, Kinesiotaping, Saddle Fitting and Manipulation.

In 2011 Lee was appointed the Official Team Physiotherapist for the British Endurance Team responsible for treating the horses and riders and has worked at numerous European and World Games including WEG 2014.  In 2012 Lee was selected to be one of the Physiotherapists working at the London Olympic Games, providing treatment for horses travelling from all over the world to compete. Lee now continues to combine Human and Equine work, specialising in assessing the horse, saddle and riders as a functional unit rather than separately entities. Lee is currently undertaking his PhD investigating the biomechanics of riders.

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Volunteer at The 2018 FEI World Equestrian GamesVolunteer at The 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games - (Published:22 August 2018)

When the world comes to Tryon September 11-23 for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), more than 2,000 volunteers will make this global event possible, and Tryon International Equestrian Center invites you to get involved!

Whether you’re our neighbor or travel here from around the world, you will be an integral part of hosting the greatest equestrian event on earth. Click here to volunteer

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Closing Date for Qualification for the National Championships 2018Closing Date for Qualification for the National Championships 2018 - (Published:21 August 2018)

The National Championships are being hosted at the British Horse Feeds’ Red Dragon Festival of Endurance once again this year, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September.

This is a reminder that qualifying for the Novice, Open and Advanced Championships will close at midnight on Sunday 9th September.

This means that there are now 7 rides remaining at which qualification can be achieved, namely:

• Auriols: 25 / 26th August (still open for late entries)

• Chester Zoo: 26th August (still open for late entries)

• Boyton Hall (The Lavenham Ride): 1st / 2nd September

• The Dartmoor (Brentor) Ride: 2nd September (still open for late entries)

• Cumbria Challenge: 2nd September

• Bonham: 9th September

• Three Shires Way: 9th September

We will ensure that all email invitations to the National Championships that result from these rides and any rides preceding them are issued by Wednesday 12th September at the latest.

Please click here to view the qualification criteria for the National Championships.

Please click here to see the current qualification tables for the National Championships.

All entries to the British Horse Feeds’ Red Dragon Festival of Endurance must be made by the closing date of midnight on Saturday 16th September.

Note that late entries to the ride are not accepted.

Please do not hesitate to email us at enquiries@endurancegb.co.uk if you have any queries about the National Championships.

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CHANGE TO THE 2* 120K FEI RIDE AT ROYALTIESCHANGE TO THE 2* 120K FEI RIDE AT ROYALTIES - (Published:21 August 2018)
Please note, Royalties will now be hosting its 2* 120km FEI class as a 1 day ride, on Saturday October 6th. This will replace the two day FEI class, as we are unable to run it in the proposed format. The remainder of the classes at Royalties remain unchanged. 
 
EUSTON PARK’S H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM UK ENDURANCE FESTIVALEUSTON PARK’S H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM UK ENDURANCE FESTIVAL - (Published:20 August 2018)

HUGE WEEKEND OF ENDURANCE AT EUSTON PARK’S H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM UK ENDURANCE FESTIVAL

SUFFOLK UK, 19 AUGUST:

Euston Park in Suffolk, UK, welcomed an incredible 580 horses and ponies from 33 nations over three days of International and National competition this weekend.

The event, the largest held in Europe this year, boasted everything from a Nations Cup CEIO2*120km  to a Pony Club Championships, and everything in between, with prize money and a rider travel and expense allowance totalling £1millon.

Day one of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival saw some fabulous riding conditions and 194 riders taking to the tracks in CEI1* 80km, CEIYJ1* 80km and CEIYJ2* 120km classes. In particular it was a great day for both the UAE and France (one first place and two top placings in Best Condition) but there was a notable British success for Sophie Moorhouse riding Crystal Wissam (Sam) in the CEIYJ1* 80km who scooped second place in both the ride and the Best Condition competition.

Sophie (15) from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire said: “Ride plans and tactics in this sport need to be flexible as lots of things can change throughout the event, but I wanted to start with the main group and maintain a consistent pace during the race. Sam has such great presentation times and I could use this to my advantage at the vet gates. I think his presentation times reflect how happy he was with how we were riding and with the course, which rode superbly, the rain in the days leading up the this event certainly helped the going which was pretty perfect.  The way he went out on the last loop (in 4th place) made me realise that we could possibly catch the two horses in front of us and still be traveling within his comfort zone. 

“Riding into the finish on this wonderful horse and seeing the flags at the finish and venue lying in front of us is a memory I won’t forget.”

On Day Two it was time for the excitement of a CEI3* 160km and the first CEIO2* 120km Team Nations Cup and Individual ride to be held in the UK, with 183 starters in total.

Twelve teams entered the Nations Cup, representing Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and UAE.

The final standings were:

1st UAE - total riding time 15:14:30

2nd Spain - total riding time 17:10:11

3rd France - total riding time 18:19:51

4th Great Britain - total riding time 20:01:23

5th Czech Republic - total riding time 20:13:44

6th Portugal - total riding time 20:18:58

7th Norway- total riding time 21:50:01

8th Sweden – total riding time 23:00:31

The Individual first placed rider was Shaheen Yayhya Shaheen Khalfan Almazrouei riding Castlebar Tazzani in a total ride time of 04:41:29, and UAE riders took the next five finish places.

Mohammed Essa, Chef D'Equipe of United Arab Emirates Team, said: “Firstly I’d like to thank H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for putting on this amazing event, with the support of Endurance GB and organised by HPower Group in such a beautiful place. Our team performed really well and showed good horsemanship over the 120km course, it’s a very encouraging result as we prepare for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon in a few weeks time.”

The highest placed British rider was Carri-Ann Dark, from Devizes, riding Bey Sahli. She said: “I’ve ridden here quite a few times but the course was the best ever, it rode fantastically. We had an amazing time and although he was slow to calm down for vetting he did so well out on the course that we made time up. I did the CEI1* 80km on Friday and a 40k GER on Sunday so it’s been a brilliant and exhausting weekend!”

British rider Katie Bedwin (20) from West Sussex, riding Penhwnllys Samala De Mon, finished the 120km in 63rd place, and in so doing gained Elite Young Rider status and qualified for the World Championships.

Katie said:  “We had a brilliant weekend and the results were the icing on the cake. I had a fall when riding in the CEI1* on Friday (still finished!), so it was touch and go whether I was going to be able to ride, but my horse was fit and ready to go and we were so desperate for the qualification I wanted to at least give it a try. 

“The course rode very well, and Marley felt great all day, she’s very good about getting on with her job, so the atmosphere didn’t worry her. I was very relieved to finish and for Marley to still be sound and happy. It’s great to have the qualification for Pisa already and now we can concentrate on fine-tuning everything before next year. After we finished, we also realised that was my 10th CEI2* completion, which also means I’m now an FEI Elite young rider - an extra special ending to a great weekend!”

In the CEI3* 160km, the first placed rider was Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri (UAE) riding Sequinte in a total ride time of 07:01:53, UAE also scooped second place and Algeria third.

Sharon du Plessis, Ground Jury President, said: “We had a busy two days with over 370 horses passing through the vet gates. The infrastructure was excellent and coped well with the numbers of entries, we also had an amazing team of officials and vets and I think we achieved my aim; which is always to stage a fair and equal competition. “Although we as officials are doing everything we can to protect the welfare of the horse the main responsibility lies with the athlete and I was pleased with the quality of horsemanship and the atmosphere around the site.

“The course was in great shape and the weather was really kind to us after so many hot weeks. Euston Park always feels like a very special and unique place to be.”

On Sunday, the third and final day of the Festival, eight National classes ranging from a 20km Pleasure Rider to an 80km GER ran alongside the four Pony Club Championships distances.

A Suffolk Punch, a Mule, Shetland and Coloured Ponies helped make up the 203 ponies and horses riding at this huge celebration of national Endurance. The youngest rider must certainly have been Fred Eaton-Evans (son of Treatment Vet, Tom) who undertook the 20km PR Pony Club Grassroots Championships on his trusty Shetland, Harry, on his eighth birthday!

After his successful completion, Fred said: “It took me about two hours and I’m feeling quite tired and relieved. I think it’s the furthest I’ve ever ridden. I’m going to go home and watch Boss Baby.”

The Suffolk Punch, Whatton Einstein was ridden by Sam Moore. As a registered ‘endangered species’ these rare heavy horses have close ties to Euston Park owing to Clare, Countess of Euston’s dedication to the breed.

Clare Valori, Co-Vice Chairman, Pony Club said: “It has been a remarkable opportunity for The Pony Club to be here through the unbelievable generosity shown by HPower.  Our members have enjoyed it enormously and I wish I could have bottled the stars in their eyes watching them at their briefing on Saturday evening.

“Not only have they all ridden the wonderful course and been scored on a Performance Formula, but they were also scored for their turn out and how they presented to the vets,  it’s been a great learning for them.

“Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and it has been such a positive experience.”

For further details of the Pony Club Championships please visit www.pcuk.org

Nicki Thorne, Chair, Endurance GB, said: “It has been a very special weekend with an incredible, inclusive atmosphere of cooperation between all the nations, and the experienced international and amateur riders and horses. For the GBR team to come fourth in the first ever Nations Cup held in the country was a great result.

“I have loved seeing the amazing variety of horses here, from the highly trained sports horses at the top of their career on Friday and Saturday to every breed variety, shape and size of horse today.  All enjoying the same sport.

“It’s also been so positive to welcome The Pony Club here for their Championships, and they’ve dealt brilliantly with the size of venue and number of people. It’s inspiring to see the next generation of Endurance riders learning from others and enjoying the sport. ”

Event Director, Nick Brooks-Ward said: “It’s been such a huge weekend here and a fitting end to another successful season at Euston Park. I can’t thank all of our stewards and volunteers enough, as well as His Grace The Duke of Grafton, the local landowners and residents and the amazing teams of officials that we have welcomed from across the globe this year. 

“Euston Park couldn’t happen without the huge support of our generous sponsors, but wouldn’t be what it is without the riders and crew who make these events such fun and biggest thanks of all go to all brilliant horses and ponies that are at the centre of what we do.

“Now we can start to plan for 2019 and in particular look forward to hosting the European Championships in 361 days time!”

The first placed rider in each FEI class was:

CEI1* 80km – Khalaf Ahmad Saeed Al Gaith(UAE) riding Mazyoona in a total time of 2:59:38

CEIYJ1* 80km – Auxane Govindin(FRA) riding Almyr Des Eymes in a total ride time of 3:45:11

CEIYJ2* 120km – Saif Ahmed Mohammed Ali Almazrouei(UAE) riding Venise Des Ormeaux in a total ride time of 4:53:44

CEIO2*  120km - Shaheen Yayhya Shaheen Khalfan (UAE) riding Almazrouei in a total ride time of 04:41:29

CEI3* 160km, the first placed rider was Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri (UAE) riding Sequinte in a total ride time of 07:01:53

The first placed Best Condition horse in each FEI class was:

CEI 1*  80km  - Billy du Melay ridden by Alice Fabre (FRA)

CEIYJ1* 120km - Venise des Ormeaux ridden by Saif Ahmed Mohammed Ali Almazrouei (UAE)

CEIYJ1* 80km - Almyr des Eymes ridden by Auxan Govindin (FRA)

CEIO2* 120km - Castlebar Tazzani riden by Shaheen Yayhya Shaheen Khalfan Almazrouei (UAE)

CEI3* 160km  - Sequinte riden by Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri (UAE)

Full results are available here: www.tawqeet.ae/events

National riders were ranked on a Performance Formula Criteria and full results will be available here: www.eustonparkendurance.co.uk

Follow all the action from this weekend at: eustonparkendurance.co.uk

The H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival organisers are grateful to event sponsors Emirates Airline, Longines, Azizi Developments, Mubadala and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One for their support.

Follow Euston Park Endurance on Facebook, Twitter @EP_Endurance and Instagram @ependurance.

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Notes to editors: 

For further information about Euston Park Endurance, interview or image requests please contact Sarah Hames sarahh@hpower.co.uk

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EGB HEXHAM WELFARE SEMINAR 3RD NOVEMBEREGB HEXHAM WELFARE SEMINAR 3RD NOVEMBER - (Published:20 August 2018)

Please come and join us for an interactive and educational day with the following speakers confirmed:

Roly Owers of World Horse Welfare

Tom Eaton Evans - FEI4* Veterinarian and YR Team Vet

Lee Clark - Functional Physiotherapy

Annamarie Nagy - Animal Health Trust 

Alex Ridgeway and Laurence Ridgeway – Motion Horse farriery

If you would like to attend the Seminar please email enquiries@endurancegb.co.uk stating that you wish to attend the Hexham seminar (this is important as another Seminar is planned for September in a different location). 

EGB and SERC Members £30.00, EGB Junior and Young Members £20. Associate, Pony Club and Non-Members add £10.00 to the above relevant rate. 

Please pay through the EGB website ad hoc payments or by phoning the EGB office (02476 697929) with your credit card stating clearly it is for the Welfare Seminar and which venue you would like. 

Please ensure you give the names of the people you are paying for. 

We will have tea/coffee mid-morning and mid-afternoon, as well as a buffet lunch.

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Great Britain’s nominated entries confirmed for WEG    Great Britain’s nominated entries confirmed for WEG - (Published:15 August 2018)

 The British Equestrian Federation can confirm the equestrian athlete and horse combinations they have submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as the Nominated Entry Lists for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tryon, North Carolina (11-23 September).

 

All discipline nominated entry lists are listed in alphabetical order.

 

The dressage and showjumping team selections will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Nominated entries: Dressage

·         Lara Butler with Dr Wilfried and Mrs Ursula Bechtolsheimer’s Rubin Al Asad

·         Charlotte Dujardin CBE with the Mount St John Stud’s Mount St John Freestyle

·         Emile Faurie with Elena Knyaginicheva’s Delatio, and Hof Kasselmann KG’s Dono Di Maggio

·         Carl Hester MBE with Lady Anne Evans, Ann Cory and his own Hawtins Delicato

·         Gareth Hughes with Mrs Rebecca Hughes, Mrs Julia Hornig and his own Classic Briolinca, and Mr Steve and Mrs Anne Keen’s Don Carissimo

·         Spencer Wilton with Jen Goodman and his own Super Nova II

Nominated entries: Eventing

·         Alexander Bragg with Sally Ellicott’s Zagreb

·         Sarah Bullimore with Chris and Sue Gillespie and Brett Bullimore’s Reve Du Rouet

·         Ros Canter with Caroline Moore and her own Allstar B, and her own Zenshera

·         Laura Collett with Nick How, Keith Scott and her own Mr Bass

·         Tina Cook with Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson’s Billy The Red

·         Piggy French with Jayne McGivern’s Quarrycrest Echo, and Trevor Dickens’s Vanir Kamira

·         Kitty King with Diana Bown, Jacqueline Owen and Samantha Wilson’s Ceylor L A N

·         Tom McEwen with Jane Inns, Ali McEwen and his own Toledo de Kerser

·         Harry Meade with Charlotte Opperman’s Away Cruising

·         Gemma Tattersall with The Soul Syndicate and her own Arctic Soul

·         Oliver Townend with Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class, Angela Hislop’s  Cooley Master Class and Angela Hislop’s Cooley SRS

Nominated entries: Para-Dressage

·         Natasha Baker MBE, grade III, with the Mount St John Stud’s Mount St John Diva Dannebrog

·         Suzanna Hext, grade II, with the Lady Joseph Trust and Henrietta Cheetham’s LJT Enggaards Solitaire

·         Erin Orford, grade III, with Annabel Whittet’s Dior

·         Isobelle Palmer, grade IV, with Mrs N Wells and Sophie Wells’ Touchdown M

·         Sir Lee Pearson, grade II, with his and Mr and Mrs D Pearson’s Styletta

·         Sophie Wells MBE, grade V, with Charlotte Hogg’s C Fatal Attraction and Jackie and Neil Walker, Valerie Woolford and her own Gladstone

·         Georgia Wilson, grade II, from Conwy, with her own Midnight

Nominated entries: Reining

·         Alison Bucknell with her own Jac Barbee Dream

·         Francesca Sternberg with her own Chic Filay and Rosanne Sternberg’s Spook N Sparkle

Nominated entries: Showjumping

·         Nigel Coupe with Susan Simmons’ Golvers Hill

·         Amanda Derbyshire with Gochman Sport Horse LLC’s Luibanta BH and Roulette BH

·         William Funnell with The Billy Stud’s Billy Buckingham

·         Sam Hutton with Equimie BVBA – Sabine Daems’ Happydam

·         Ben Maher MBE with Jane Forbes Clark and his own Sarena

·         Harriet Nuttall with Rupert Nuttall’s A Touch Imperious

·         Spencer Roe with Sally Roe’s Wonder Why

·         Holly Smith with Graham Smith, T J Hall Limited and her own Hearts Destiny

·         Alexandra Thornton with Dunwalke Ltd’s Cornetto K

·         William Whitaker with Ludwig and Yasmine Criel’s Utamaro D Ecaussines

Nominated entries: Vaulting

·         Squad: English Vaulting Squad with Ben Aucott’s Demezza, lunged by Julie Newell, with River of Thyme, owned by Julie Newell, selected as a reserve horse, with reserve lunger Suzi Cusick

·         Individual female: Rebecca Norval, competing on Deborah Bentzen’s Edinburgh 23, Hugo or Naomi Weber’s Azrael, lunged by either Korynn Weber or Saacha de Amborossio

·         Individual female: Lucy Phillips with Ben Aucott’s Demezza, lunged by Julie Newell, with River of Thyme, owned by Julie Newell, selected as a reserve horse

Due primarily to the associated cost of transporting horses and equipment out to America, Great Britain will be unable to send any carriagedriving athletes to compete at the World Equestrian Games this year.

 

Endurance nominated entries were submitted by the BEF to the FEI on 13 July 2018, the combinations who have been selected to represent Great Britain are Rachael Atkinson with her own Tannasg Psyches Realm; Caroline Cowley with her own HS Bellini; Dominique Freeman with either her own Rising Heat, or Carla Eigenauer’s WCF Atillah; and Nicola Thorne with either Heather and Jeremy Reynolds’ Grand Ku, or Heather Reynolds’ Treasured Moments.

 

Equestrian Team GBR is supported by the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme; the British teams are very grateful to the support they receive from the British Equestrian Federation Fund and official partners Dodson and Horrell, Equi-Trek, FALPRO England, Musto, NAF and Point Two.

ENDS

 

For all press enquiries, please contact the British equestrian team press officer, Pippa Wade – pippa.wade@bef.co.uk / 02476698877 / 07595763908

 

Connect:

 

www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk | Facebook: EquestrianTeamGBR | Twitter: @TeamGBR | Instagram: @equestrianteamgbr

 

About WEG: eight disciplines will contest their world championships over 12 days at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina (USA). More information can be found at: www.Tryon2018.com

 

-ENDS-

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Team England for the Home InternationalTeam England for the Home International - (Published:11 August 2018)

A week today and the Home International will be underway! Who is excited? This morning, let's say hello to Team England:

Heather Weston and Vlacq Flint Accolade
Antonia Milner- Matthews and Clonmore Treasure
Emma Harris and Feagh Antonio
Anja Brandt and Kaalif
Helen Boston and Burfield Court Appearance
Karen Greig and Gfs Te Amo
Fiona Kearton and Valeo
Sarah O’Neill and Samba B
Jamie Shores and Anderwood Rose
Grace Hurst and Trixie
Rick Ross – Lee and Lougherne Basil
Katie Beckley and Beckendale Mono

 

The Squad Management are:
Maggie Pattinson – Chef d’Equipe
Jo Woodman – Team Vet
Lorna Skinner – Team Physio

 

Chef d'Equipe, Maggie, commented 'The Squad would like to take this opportunity to thank sponsors so far, EGB/H Power, Raid Equestrian and Just Chaps. This is an enormously expensive trip for the Squad so any further sponsorship would be gratefully received.

WISH THEM ALL WELL FOR ENGLAND AND ST GEORGE!'

 

 

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ENDURANCE GB REVIEW FINDINGSENDURANCE GB REVIEW FINDINGS - (Published:06 August 2018)

Endurance GB has completed both an internal process and external legal review following the withdrawal of GBR athlete Charlotte Chadwick from the FEI European Endurance Championship for Young Riders.  

The findings of this review have confirmed that, in cases such as this, primary responsibility for eligibility is placed upon the rider; and Charlotte Chadwick’s entry to the European Championships for Young Riders was accepted and facilitated on the basis she was qualified to compete as per FEI rules. EGB does not therefore bear liability for the events surrounding Charlotte’s withdrawal. 

 The review has also found that no fault lies with the Technical Stewards at any of the events that Charlotte or her mother participated in during the lead up to the European Championships. 

However, the review has also identified that improvements can be made to our systems and procedures to ensure they are helpful and minimise the risks of situations like this happening again. In the interests of responsible custodianship of our sport and our members, the organisation today outlines new measures to support our commitment to ensuring the highest standards of vigilance and to remove ambiguity with immediate effect. These include:

 · Robust eligibility checks to be made mandatory as part of the selection process of international team members by the Team Chef or appropriate member of the Team Management, monitored consistently from selection through to competition.

 · The introduction of a new automated rest period audit process for all ride results, which will enable potential breaches of rest periods to be identified.

· Expanding the results spreadsheets used by Technical Stewards to automatically include the current FEI registration status of the horse, which will reduce the risk of a FEI horse being allocated an EGB rest period. 

It is not possible at this time to automatically calculate rest periods at the entry stage, and the onus remains on the riders to ensure that they are eligible to compete.  

EGB will also take steps to underline that riders are responsible for compliance with all relevant regulations by implementing a new disclaimer on all ride entries, to indicate understanding of rules regarding eligibility, and to accept EGB, BEF or FEI regulations. 

Whilst we reiterate that EGB is not liable for the unfortunate set of circumstances that prompted the introduction of these new measures, we nonetheless welcome the opportunity to review processes across the sport. It is our firm belief that this swift and affirmative response will lead to improved standards for all. 

We would like to underscore our clear understanding that Charlotte, and her family, hold both horse welfare and the rules of Endurance with the upmost of importance and rules were broken completely unintentionally. The EGB Board is immensely proud of all our Young Riders and everything they have achieved and we are hugely disappointed for Charlie, who is a talented ambassador for our sport. 

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About Endurance GBEndurance GB is the National Governing Body for the sport of Endurance Riding. It encompasses 23 local Groups throughout England and Wales who organise social events and rides from 8km (5miles) which are non-competitive or social/training rides, right up to 160km competitive rides (100 miles) for the most advanced horse and rider - we pride ourselves on offering a full calendar of events for every level and ambition of rider.

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HALF YEAR MEMBERSHIP HAS NOW STARTEDHALF YEAR MEMBERSHIP HAS NOW STARTED - (Published:01 August 2018)

Now we are into the second half of the year you can join Endurance GB up until the end of the year at a reduced rate with our half yearly membership. This only costs £36 for a full riding membership and £23 for an associate membership. Or you can register with us as a supporter. The benefits of each can be found here: click here

With over 30 National rides and multiple smaller rides organised by our groups, you have distances of 8k right up to 160k to enter, so there really is something for everyone. It is the perfect time of year to get out and about with your equine friends and enjoy the beautiful British countryside while trying something new, so come on, sign up today. Join here: click here

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ENDURANCE GB LAUNCHES INTERNAL REVIEW FOLLOWING EUROPEAN ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR YOUNG RIDERSENDURANCE GB LAUNCHES INTERNAL REVIEW FOLLOWING EUROPEAN ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR YOUNG RIDERS - (Published:30 July 2018)

EGB has taken the decision to launch an internal process review following the withdrawal of GBR athlete Charlotte Chadwick at the FEI European Endurance Championship for Young Riders. The results and conclusion of this review will be made public and EGB will endeavour to publish its findings as quickly as it is able, bearing in mind the complexity and wide-ranging points that will need to be included.

Until such time it is inappropriate for EGB to comment any further on the situation. 

EGB has already issued a detailed statement on its position and current processes which remain in place. 

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About Endurance GB

Endurance GB is the National Governing Body for the sport of Endurance Riding. It encompasses 23 local Groups throughout England and Wales who organise social events and rides from 8km (5miles) which are non-competitive or social/training rides, right up to 160km competitive rides (100 miles) for the most advanced horse and rider - we pride ourselves on offering a full calendar of events for every level and ambition of rider.

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INTER-REGIONAL RESULTS FROM CIRENCESTERINTER-REGIONAL RESULTS FROM CIRENCESTER - (Published:18 July 2018)

We are delighted to be able to share with you the results from the Inter-Regional Championships held at Cirencester Park this passed weekend. A huge, huge thank you to Steve Bates and the rest of the Cirencester OC for ALL their efforts both over the weekend and getting all of these results recalculated manually after an IT issue on Sunday afternoon.

So... Inter-Regional results as follows:
The first three teams, including their chefs all win medals (Gold first, silver second and bronze third).
1st South East (SE) - 219
2nd Offas Dyke & de Cymru (ODDC) - 200
3rd South West (SW) - 190
4th North West (NW) - 184
5th Wessex (Wex) - 174
6th Mid South (MidS) - 141
7th Iceni, Leicester & Rutland (ILR) - 139
8th Cromwell (Crom) - 130
9th Welsh Dragons (WD) - 124
10th Cotswolds (Cot) - 103
11th Heart of England (HoE) - 76

Special congratulations to Offas Dyke and South East who had all 12 horses complete their classes!!

In addition, rosettes are awarded to the following:
Top Young Rider : Emily Cooke riding Lady’s Man (Welsh Dragons)
Veteran Horse : Autumn Reflection ridden by Sarah Keeley

And rosettes are also awarded to the following:
Class 16-18 80km CER
1) Emily Cooke and Lady’s Man (Welsh Dragons)
2) Sally McIlwaine and Mahbubti (Wessex)
3) Lorna A Mccarthy and Sheer Bliss (NW)

Class 20 80km 2 day GER (Performance Formula)
1) Bethan Lewis and Merlin (Welsh Dragons)
2) John Illingworth and Cloughwood Gold Charm (NW)
3) Judy Holloway and Nuraletta (SW)

Class 21 64km GER (Performance Formula)
1) Craig Budden and G L Gilded Lance (Mid South)
2) Christine Nicol and Druimghigha Shimoni (Wessex)
3) Rachel Judson and Bryneos Alexus (Iceni, Leicester, Rutland)

Class 37 40km Open / Advanced (Performance Formula)
1) John Black and Ca Jalmeer (NW)
2) Victoria Smith and Silvretta Grand Marnier (HoE)
3) Larissa Whiley and Equiloan Phoebes Gold (Iceni, Leicester, Rutland)

Class 38 40km Novice (Performance Formula)
1) Suzie Todd and Dutchdream Spetter (Cromwell)
2) Juliet Crosby and Warrens Hill Johara (Mid South)
3) Julia Holtom and Jaaristo Spritzer (SW)

Class 40a 32km Novice Horse and Rider (Performance Formula)
1) Charlotte Noel and El Gringo (SW)
2) Violet-Mae Murch and Star Chaser (SE)
3) Lara Williams and Sasha (Cromwell)

Class 40a 32km Novice Horse and Rider (Performance Formula)
1) Vanessa Woodhouse and Elmo (Cromwell)
2) Nuccia Lipscombe and Aurora Forta (Mid South)
3) Caroline Jacobs and Aryzona (SE)

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The Leading Rider Award updateThe Leading Rider Award update - (Published:14 July 2018)

The Leading Rider award was designed in conjunction with the British Equestrian Federation as part of the British Protocol for Endurance. The award is designed to reward consistent riding in CERs and FEI rides. The highest scoring rider in each class, where that rider has scored at least 70% of the points available to them, will win a £10 Endurance GB voucher, to be awarded after the ride 

The Leading Rider results for Three Rivers, Boconnoc, Euston 1 & Kings Summer are as follows:

Three Rivers 80km CER

1 136.42 Ella Bunting Alys Estrella De Rock GBR 73.74%

2 101.42 Katie Bedwin   Aberllwyd Ibn Phariz  GBR 54.82%

Boconnoc 80km CER

1 133.98 Nicky Sherry Silver Zourra GBR 72.42%

2 133.15 Carina Kane Evermore Artistic GBR 71.97%

Euston Park 1 80km 1*

1 189.56 VISHVALINGAM MOGANADAS PATTO LEONINO LKA 94.78%

2 160.56 Bella Fricker Spanish Heir GBR 80.28%

Euston Park 1 120km 2*

1 195.81 MARIAM ADNAN ABDULKARIM AL RAIS AFREET UAE 75.31%

2 160.32 MOHD MATAR RASHED AL MAZROOEI DAVLYN PARK THROB UAE 61.66%

Euston Park 1 160km 3*

1 272.29 SAIF AHMED MOHAMMED ALI ALMAZROUE QUETZAL ARVORIG UAE 85.09%

2 241.91 SAEED SULTAN SHAMES AL MAAMRI MAGIC GLENN CHISEL UAE 75.60%

Euston Park 1 120km YR 2*

1 193.11 SALIM SAID AL OWAIS DJI'NHA DE FIGNOLS UAE 74.27%

2 180.14 ABDULLA ALI MOHAMED ALI ALAMRI OCTOBER SKY 09 UAE 69.28%

Euston Park 1 80km 1*

1 180.6 RAED MAHMOOD BEDUINA MT NOBY BRN 90.30%

2 175.25 KHALIFA JAMAL KHAMIS AHMED ALSENDI ZLOTY WIATR BRN 87.63%

Kings Summer 80km 1* (Sat)

1 185.38 FATMA JASSEM SAEED AL MARRI LASCANO UAE 92.69%

2 180.07 MOHD AHMED BIN SUROOR AL MAZROOEI IDAHO RIO UAE 90.04%

Kings Summer 80km 1* (Sun)

1 118.05 JO CHISHOLM ROE ATHEER GBR 59.03%

2 101.22 NICK TWEEDIE SMITH SPIRANTHES GBR 50.61%

Kings Summer 120km 2*

1 279.44 ABDULLA GHANIM AL MARRI ADJAR DU MANBA UAE 87.33%

2 262.04 SHAHEEN YAYHYA SHAHEEN KHALFAN ALMAZROUEI MAISON BLANCHE VENGAI UAE 81.89%

Kings Summer 120km YR 2*

1 258.57 HAMDAN AHMAD MOHD AL MARRI EL HAJJEJ UAE 80.80%

2 229.56 ELLA BUNTING Alys Estrella De Rock GBR 71.74%

Kings Summer 80km CER (Sat)

1 106.07 SALLY ANNE FARRALL Sirius Os GBR 53.04%

2 59.49 KATY MELLOR KRAYAAN NASSER GBR 29.75%

Kings Summer 80km CER (Sun)

1 175.32 Chris Wray Peponi GBR 87.66%

2 150.67 Christine Ryan Talek Des Godets GBR 75.34%

Unfortunately we have been unable to calculate the results for Keysoe due to incomplete vetgate records.

 

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Changes to Closing Dates for the Wellow and Emerald Green Feeds' Lindum Spirit RidesChanges to Closing Dates for the Wellow and Emerald Green Feeds' Lindum Spirit Rides - (Published:12 July 2018)

Please note that the closing date for The  Wellow Ride has been moved out to Wednesday 18th July, but with no late entries.  Also, the closing date for the Emerald Green Feeds' Lindum Spirit Ride has been moved out to Monday 16th July, with late entries accepted until 23rd July.

 
 
Endurance GB confirms resignation of Board Member Kerry DawsonEndurance GB confirms resignation of Board Member Kerry Dawson - (Published:11 July 2018)

Endurance GB is saddened to confirm the resignation of Kerry Dawson, who at the time of her resignation held the positions of Groups Director, Para-Equestrian Director, Director of Volunteering and Health & Safety Director.

Kerry was a very active member of the EGB Board for more than three years, initially starting as IT Director and then moving to Groups Director where her portfolio continued to grow. There is no doubt that Kerry’s commitment to the sport and the improvements and changes she achieved as a Director have been second to none and have had a hugely positive impact on so very many of us. During her time on the Board, Kerry, amongst other things, had forged forward with a Volunteering Strategy, reviewed and revised the Para-Equestrian Endurance rules improving the accessibility of the sport and was also hugely influential in increasing the number of qualified first aiders across the organisation. Kerry has confirmed that she won’t be going far; she will continue to act as a Ride Organiser and volunteer and will no doubt continue to be an extremely familiar face within our Endurance family. The Board, on behalf of Endurance GB and its members, wishes to extend its sincere thanks to Kerry for everything she has given to the sport and wishes her well for all her future endeavours. Kerry’s committees and workload will be split across the Board and alternative resources until the 2018 AGM where the vacant Board Position will be open for nominations in addition to the other end of term vacancies as per standard protocol.

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Lowther Castle (Ullswater) ride cancellationLowther Castle (Ullswater) ride cancellation - (Published:11 July 2018)

Endurance GB is saddened to have to announce the cancellation of the Lowther Castle (Ullswater) ride. Unfortunately, due to prior commitments for the tenancy and occupation of the land we have just been informed by the Estate Operations Director that we are no longer able to use the land that had been put aside for the ride venue.

The Cumbria Ride Committee and many others working behind the scenes have tried extremely hard to make this work, negotiating with the Estate and trying to find an alternative venue but to no avail. We are acutely aware of the importance of this ride, from both a National and FEI perspective and as such we are now focusing our efforts on finding another suitable Northern venue to host the same level of classes on an alternative date. Endurance GB would like to extend its sincere thanks to those who have put in so much effort to date to try and get this exciting ride off the ground – we are hopeful it may still be a possibility for the 2019 Calendar. Refunds for all those who have already entered will be processed over the coming week.

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ENDURANCE GB CROWNS 2018 YOUNG RIDER NATIONAL CHAMPIONENDURANCE GB CROWNS 2018 YOUNG RIDER NATIONAL CHAMPION - (Published:11 July 2018)

PRESS RELEASE: ENDURANCE GB CROWNS 2018 YOUNG RIDER NATIONAL CHAMPION 10 July 2018. The British Young Rider National Championships took place this past weekend at Kings Forest, Thetford, in some of the toughest conditions seen so far this year.

Endurance GB is extremely proud to announce that the 2018 Young Rider National Champion is Endurance GB Spotlight Scholar, Ella Bunting, who rode Emma Daniel's Aly’s Estrella de Rock to victory last Saturday. The combination successfully completed the CEIYJ2* 120km ride at King’s Forest (GBR) in what can only be described as extremely challenging conditions. With temperatures well over 30 degrees centigrade, excellent horsemanship and understanding were required by all riders competing across the entire field of classes.

The Young Rider Championships was a closely fought affair throughout the day. Five of the entrants in the CEIYJ2* were eligible to compete for the coveted title. In the initial stages the British contingent was dominated by Charlie Chadwick (GBR) partnered by Aragorn, Charlie’s mother’s 14 year old Arab gelding. Chadwick sat in second place behind the class leader Hamdan Ahmed Mohd Al Marri (UAE) with a comfortable nine minute lead over 3rd and 4th placed Bunting and Katie Bedwin (GBR) respectively.

As the day progressed the extreme conditions took their toll with two combinations failing to qualify for their next respective stages. British rider Keighley Pomroy’s ambitions were dashed at Vet Gate Two where her horse Hathek was judged to have an irregular gait. Despite Chadwick’s early success her day was cut short at the fourth Vet Gate, just 16km from the finish, where Aragorn also failed to qualify for the final stage due to an irregular gait. This left the competition wide open between the three remaining British riders. Bunting left on to the final loop with a two minute lead over Bedwin, with Harry Ollis (GBR) riding Kirsty Wiscombe’s homebred bay mare, Yawl Hill Pollyanna, a further nine minutes behind. 

Bunting and Bedwin rode the last loop together, as they had done the entire ride leading up to that point, ensuring their horses had company and were well motivated for the final stage. However, it was Ollis who put in the quickest final loop at 15.4kph – he successfully created a four minute lead over his compatriots, crossing the finish line in 2nd place behind 1st placed Al Marri (UAE), who had completed the course nearly two hours beforehand. However, Ollis’ joy was short lived as Yawl Hill Pollyanna was judged to be lame at the final vetting. Bunting and Bedwin crossed the finish line together, hand in hand, having tackled the tough course together all day – the perfect display of camaraderie, sportsmanship and support with just one second separating the pair’s final result. Both combinations passed the final vetting and the 2018 National Champion and Reserve Champion were crowned!

Various other classes took place over the weekend at the popular Thetford venue. Nicki Thorne, Chair of Endurance GB, said: “Special thanks to all those involved in ensuring a smooth and successful event despite the extremely testing conditions; the ride organising committee, the volunteers and officials, and of course, ongoing support from HPower Endurance and event sponsor Meydan.” 

Amongst many other things participants were treated to, top class veterinary services, unlimited ice and a very tasty barbeque for all in attendance on the Saturday evening.

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Full results are available via Tawqeet (app & website) and Endurance GB (website).

For more information, please contact GUNG HO Communications: 

Lizzie Simms   lizzie@gunghoco.com  +44 121 6046366

Emma Fox-Kaminski  emma@gunghoco.com  +44 121 6046366

Notes to editors

About Endurance GB

Endurance GB is the National Governing Body for the sport of Endurance Riding. It encompasses 23 local Groups throughout England and Wales who organise social events and rides from 8km (5miles) which are non-competitive or social/training rides, right up to 160km competitive rides (100 miles) for the most advanced horse and rider - we pride ourselves on offering a full calendar of events for every level and ambition of rider.

About Spotlight Scholarship Scheme

This year Endurance GB introduced the inaugural Spotlight Scholarship Scheme as well as the first 10 scholars. The ethos behind the Spotlight Scholarship Scheme is welfare of the Young and Junior Rider and their horse/s through training and education. Education is the route to both welfare and success. The scholarship provides a riding lesson every month with a UKCC coach or BHS Accredited Professional Coach. It gives the scholars the opportunity to pursue the BHS Complete Horsemanship qualification or, in the case of Juniors, start/continue their education through the Pony Club. The scheme was designed to support all levels of rider.

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BEF invites applications for second Young Professional ProgrammeBEF invites applications for second Young Professional Programme - (Published:29 June 2018)

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is inviting applications for the second cohort of its Young Professional Programme. The 12 month programme is made up of eight workshops and covers a range of areas including business management, business operations, media awareness, personal development and career enhancement.

Funded by Sport England, and in collaboration with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, the Young Professional Programme supports young athletes who are looking to develop and acquire skills that will help them to continue working in the equine industry. Head of Performance Pathways at the BEF, David Hamer says: “After the first cohort having completed their year on this new programme, we are looking forward to welcoming more athletes onto the next intake this Autumn. We have had a very confident group this year who have all gone on to develop business plans that will help them focus on the areas they would like to develop as they go out into the industry.“The aim of this Programme is to help guide young athletes through what can be an uncertain time in their sporting career, particularly as they set themselves up in business. The Programme builds on the great work that has already been done by the Olympic disciplines in this area to support them to go on and hopefully have a thriving future.”Re-capping on his experience on the Programme, eventer Alexander Tordoff said: “Over the last 12 months we have covered pretty much every aspect of running a yard; from the financial side to the performance related area, it’s really helped improve my business.”Showjumper, Georgia Leader-White added: “Being on the Programme has allowed me to meet new people from different industries and pick up ideas that I can take back and try out. I am in the middle of doing my UKCC Level 3 and I would now like to push my coaching even further.”Outlining her plans for the future, dressage rider Amy Schiessl said: “Thanks to the Young Professional Programme I am now looking to set up a yard on my own which I probably wouldn’t have done without this support before. I am really aware of what I need to do around insurance and health and safety and I can’t wait to put my new skills into practice.”The Young Professional Programme is open to athletes aged 19-26 who are not in full-time education.  Applications will open on 1 July and will close on 31 July 2018. More information can be found on the BEF website under the Young Professional Programme Page

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BE AN ENDURANCE GB SUPPORTERBE AN ENDURANCE GB SUPPORTER - (Published:28 June 2018)

Whether you are crewing for a rider, supporting a child or spouse who is riding at one of our events or just a fan of endurance riding, we would love you to register as an Endurance GB Supporter, and the best thing - it won’t cost you a thing!

Show your support for the sport and receive an e-version of our bi-monthly magazine. You can even take part in one of our pleasure rides if you feel you want to, or as part of our TBYB (try before you buy) scheme,  you could enter a novice Graded Endurance Ride (GER) up to 40k before applying to become a full EGB member and registering your horse. So, let the fun begin by registering here: https://endurancegb.co.uk/main/Joining

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2018 IR Team for Offa’s Dyke and De Cymru2018 IR Team for Offa’s Dyke and De Cymru - (Published:27 June 2018)

2018 IR Team for Offa’s Dyke and De Cymru :  

80km CER Belinda Steward Penny                

Sue Box HS Shaman or Kazeme el Mystral                

Penny Rawnsley Psyzan

64km GER PF Sue Loveridge Bright Dawn                    

Nicola Smith Sharloam BelBel

40+40 2day GER PF Maureen Jessica Langham Granby Sting                       

Mary Stubbs Indygo

40km open/adv GER PF Abbi Tennant Djelanza

40km Novice GER PF Sara Williams Mrs Tiggywinkle

30km Novice GER PF Lauren Thorp Northashariella                               

Leanne Davies Farmways Autumn Gold

30km Novice H&R GER PF Alex Powell Brokedydd The Duke

Reserves Rebecca Stapley             

Ann Marie Pelc 

Note from the Chef: 

Well done to all those selected you have earned your place. 

Each competitor has competed in an EGB national ride in 2018 prior to selection. 

Members were recruited for the Team in a few ways : by using social media adverts, by emailing all our group members and by myself and assistant Delwyn chatting to competitors directly at events and by word of mouth. When we had expressions of interest in I then asked individuals what distance they would prefer. With this information in hand I study form using the EGB website, both current and previous years of both riders and horses. I prioritise completions, experience over that specific distance, type of class e.g. CER or GER / one or two day and use my experience to put together a team that I believe can deliver a solid result, have some fun and encourage novice competitors in the sport. 

In it to win it, no pressure Team 😎 

Jane Tennant.

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HALF YEAR MEMBERSHIP – TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDSHALF YEAR MEMBERSHIP – TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS - (Published:25 June 2018)

It is getting towards that time of year again, 1st July is the date when you can join Endurance GB up until the end of the year at a reduced rate with our half yearly membership.

This only costs £36 for a full riding membership and £23 for an associate membership. Or you can register with us as a supporter. The benefits of each can be found here: click here
 
With over 30 National rides and multiple smaller rides organised by our groups, you have distances of 8k right up to 160k to enter, so there really is something for everyone.
 
It is the perfect time of year to get out and about with your equine friends and enjoy the beautiful British countryside while trying something new, so come on, sign up today.
 
Join here and select Half Year: click here

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BHS Ride Out UK MonthBHS Ride Out UK Month - (Published:25 June 2018)

We know that many of you were following the BHS Ride Out UK Month, and we have great news! Firstly, the campaign has raised almost £9,000 this year for Paths for Communities and still have a few events to come! More than 2,000 people have taken part in the events and sponsored hacking challenges which is over double the number of people who took part last year. A brilliant step forward.
 

And, as if that wasn’t enough, Endurance GB is very proud to announce that two of the winners from the campaign are EGB members! Megan Seedhouse, an EGB young rider, won the ‘most kilometres ridden in May’ competition, completing 251.39km with her pony Daisy. Secondly, Vicky Hodgkiss was not only the first rider to complete the 70km challenge but she was also the winner of the highest fundraiser (18 years and over) competition. Both will be receiving a Thorowgood saddle! Well done to Daisy and Vicky!
 
The BHS are pleased to announce that they are extending their 70km challenge to run for the rest of this year, so the challenge remains to saddle up and ride 70km and raise £70 for Paths for Communities. If any of you are looking to ‘give back’ to the bridleways you love to ride then this is a great challenge to have a go at, as the donations go directly towards improving or creating equestrian routes throughout the UK.

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Northern Championships result from New Marske today!Northern Championships result from New Marske today! - (Published:24 June 2018)

News now in from the Northern Championships at the New Marske ride:

1st David Yeoman & Abu Rukomet (photo courtesy of West End Photophotography)
2nd Colin Sykes & Vlacq Irresistible
3rd Emma Harris & Feagh Antonio

It has been an extremely hot day today so well done to everyone who took part. Our thanks to the organising team and all of the volunteers.

(Photo courtesy of West End Photography)

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Graffham Down - POSTPONEDGraffham Down - POSTPONED - (Published:07 April 2018)

Graffham Down is very sadly postponed due to a waterlogged venue; a rather soggy route; and yet more heavy rain forecast for this week.
We will be running the ride later in the year and a new date will be announced in the coming days. 

Suz Crichton-Stuart

 
 
The Leading Rider AwardThe Leading Rider Award - (Published:30 March 2018)

In 2017, Endurance GB piloted the Leading Rider award in conjunction with the British Equestrian Federation as part of the British Protocol for Endurance. The award is designed to reward consistent riding in CERs and FEI rides. 

 

More details about the award, and the criteria, are available here:

https://endurancegb.co.uk/main/Blog/Post/4637/The-Leading-Rider-Award

 

The award will run again in 2018, as follows: 

 

- The award will be calculated for each FEI class run under the Endurance GB banner, and, where possible, each CER class 

 

- The highest scoring rider (any nationality) in each class, where that rider has scored at least 70% of the points available to them, will win a £10 Endurance GB voucher, to be awarded after the ride 

 

- A league on the Endurance GB website will be kept throughout the year showing rankings displayed using points scored as a percentage of points available to the rider at that ride 

 

- At the end of the year a trophy will be awarded in the following categories, calculated using the percentage of points available to the rider at each ride: 

 

1) Highest scoring British rider in a ride over 90km 

 

2) Highest scoring British rider in a ride of 80-90km 

 

3) Highest scoring British young rider if they are not the winner of (1) or (2) 



Please contact Esther Young with any queries about the award.

 

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DEVELOPMENT AND TRAININGDEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING - (Published:30 January 2018)

Please check out the Development page on this website for details of upcoming events all over the country!

 
 
Equine and Human MedicationEquine and Human Medication - (Published:22 January 2018)

To check the status of equine medications for national and international competition, please use the FEI Prohibited Substances Database found at www.fei.org/fei/cleansport/horses/prohibited-substances.

 

To check the status of human medications for national and international competition, please use the Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) found at www.globaldro.com.

 

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International Seminar - Saturday 3rd February 2018International Seminar - Saturday 3rd February 2018 - (Published:26 September 2017)

*Date for your Diary*
International Seminar - Saturday 3rd February 2018
Venue:  Woodside, Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2AL
More details to follow

 
 

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