BEF Futurity Awards 2017 - updatedBEF Futurity Awards 2017 - updated - (Published:19 November 2017)

Now that all the British horses have finished competing in FEI rides the BEF Futurity Awards 2017 for Gold, Silver and Bronze can be published as follows.  Trophies to be awarded at the member’s Group Dinner and Awards Evening.



Gold Awards:


1st Peponi ridden by Chris Wray with 84 FEI points


2nd Sheer Bliss ridden by Lorna Kidson with 55 FEI points


3rd Vlacq Journeyman ridden by Georgina Baughan with 35 FEI points


4th Egyptian Whirlwind ridden by Linda Cowperthwaite with 34 FEI points


5th Penhwnilys Samala de Mon owned by Mandy Yarnold and ridden by Katie Bedwin with 33 FEI points


6th Yawl Hill Pollyanna owned by Kirsty Wiscombe with 32 FEI points


Silver award Trophy for horses that were evaluated by the BEF Futurity when the horse was aged from foal to three years inclusive and is now aged seven to ten years inclusive and not registered with the FEI.  Five best EGB results to count:- 

1st          LVA Troy owned by Susan Scarborough                                1114 points

2nd     Silver Zenif owned by Rachael Claridge                                  889 points

3rd      Grecian Moon owned by Larrissa Burnett                               596 points

4th     Bordesley Golden Ayanna owned by Camilla Mascall                 588 points

5th      Kaalif owned by Susan Hawes                                                 569 points

6th     Aberllwyd Ibn Phariz owned by Susan Higgins                        476.5 points


Bronze award Trophy for horses that were evaluated by the BEF futurity when the horse was a foal to three years old inclusive and is now six years old. Four best EGB rides to count of which two can be 64km and below and the others 50km to 32km.

1st              Nahzira Bint Chatanz ridden by Katie Bedwin                346 points

2nd              Sylvan Illusion owned by Carol Chapman                      64 points

2nd tied      Crystal Heartbeat owned by Ruth Whitby                        64 points        


'A Night at the West End' Gala Dinner - A reminder!'A Night at the West End' Gala Dinner - A reminder! - (Published:07 November 2017)

*** Online Tickets No longer Available ***

Endurance GB Annual General Meeting followed by 'A Night at the West End' Gala Dinner

Endurance GB welcomes you to spend 'A Night at the West End' for our 2017 Gala Dinner. Gala Dinner tickets are to be purchased through the Endurance GB website and will be available shortly. Tickets purchased prior to 25th October will be £32.50, tickets purchased after this date will be £37.50, tickets will not be available to purchase after the 15th November 2017. Menu and table requests must be made when purchasing your tickets - if purchasing multiple tickets please ensure to include ALL names of those attending. Menu choices as follows:



Chicken Liver Pate, Red Onion Marmalade, Toasted Brioche

Plum tomato and Mozzarella Salad, Ciabatta Crisp



Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Apple Galette, Cider Cream Sauce

Filo Basket filled with Wild Mushrooms, Tarragon Cream



Chocolate Brownie, Dark Chocolate Sauce, Vanilla Pod Ice Cream

White Chocolate & Raspberry Panacotta, Raspberry Coulis, Red Berries


We have secured a discounted rate for 85 rooms at the hotel. Following feedback from last year, rooms will initially be available to book centrally by emailing - rooms will be reserved on a first come first served basis. The following room rates are reserved until midnight on the 25th October 2017 and are available for the first 85 rooms only, thereafter they must be booked directly with the hotel and will not be subject to the discounted rate:


Single Room (inc. breakfast) £62 (after 25th October or when the first 85 rooms have been reserved the price will increase to £75)

Double/Twin Room (inc. breakfast) £72 (after 25th October or when the first 85 rooms have been reserved the price will increase to £85).

Rooms will be payable upon departure from the hotel. If you have any special requirements please ensure these, along with the guest(s) names are included within the email.


All queries should be directed to or contact Anna Williams<>.


Photos needed for the 2018 Members' HandbookPhotos needed for the 2018 Members' Handbook - (Published:07 November 2017)

We are currently putting together the 2018 handbook and we need your help with providing photos for use in the handbook.

If you have any photos from 2017 that you think sum up what endurance riding in the UK is all about, please can you send them to

One photo per email please, and we need to know:
- Where it was taken
- When it was taken
- Who is in the photo
- Who took the photo (and if that is not you, confirmation that they are happy for Endurance GB to use the photo)

The photos must have been taken at an Endurance GB ride or event. Photos submitted may also be used in future Endurance GB publicity materials.

Odd shaped photos are particularly welcome!

AGM - Young Riders AGM - Young Riders - (Published:06 November 2017)

Don't forget there will be a Junior and Young Rider (J/YR) meeting at the same time as the main AGM. It's a great chance to share your ideas and meet other riders. We will also be electing the new committee, positions consist of: Chair and the regional representatives- North, Midlands, South and Wales. If you would like to put yourself forward, please read the role descriptions below and come along ready to say why you think you'd be good in the role.

We will also have a J/YR table for the evening meal. If you would like to be seated here, please make a note on the form when ordering your tickets and contact Anna Williams via

J/YR Committee Positions

YR Chair (please note: must be at least 18 years of age)

This role requires you to work with the regional representatives to help and oversee all things J/YR! You will work with the YR liaison on the Board of EGB and help them with tasks as well as putting ideas forward. You will be required to:

·         update the EGB YR facebook page

·         send news items to the EGB website and magazine

·         feedback ideas and comments from your fellow committee members and the wider J/YR members to the YR Liaison

·         undertake Safeguarding Training including Residential, and obtain a DBS (through EGB)

·         help organise J/YR Camp

·         liaise and support the Young Rider Squad Chef d'Equipe as required


Regional Representatives (North, Midlands, South and Wales)

These roles are aimed at strengthening the link between groups and the J/YR committee. It will require you to:

·         contact the groups in your region and liaise with them to publicise J/YR events and encourage the J/YRs to get involved

·         send updates to the groups for their facebook pages and websites

·         work with the groups to encourage more J/YR members to join and participate

·         when necessary, support the YR Committee Chair with their role above

*Please note; these roles are under the guidance and support of the YR Liaison.


**In order to put yourself forward for a role, you need to be a current junior/young rider member of EGB (for this year and next) and have good communication skills and a desire to encourage endurance at all levels.


RED DRAGON FESTIVAL OF ENDURANCE 2017 - a report from WessexRED DRAGON FESTIVAL OF ENDURANCE 2017 - a report from Wessex - (Published:27 October 2017)

2017 saw EGB launch a new set of Championship classes. The National Championship has long been a fixture on the EGB ride calendar but this year an additional three championships were launched for Novice, Open and Advanced level with the finals held at the Red Dragon to coincide with the ride’s 40th anniversary on 29th Sep - 1st Oct.

The weather was certainly not kind over the course of the weekend with heavy rain in the run up to the ride making going slippery on the hills and boggy on the moors. The ride days themselves saw continued rain with some quite heavy fog in places in higher areas….some might say typical Red Dragon weather!

There was a strong turnout of Wessex members in classes across the weekend with Wessex members winning in 3 of the 4 championship classes in some very tough conditions. We asked the championship winners to recap their experiences of the weekend .... click here to view their reports!

The Leading Rider Award update - RoyaltiesThe Leading Rider Award update - Royalties - (Published:26 October 2017)

This year Endurance GB has been piloting the 'Leading Rider' award, aimed at rewarding good horsemanship and consistent riding over the course of a CER or FEI ride. 

The Leading Rider scores for the Royalties 80km FEI classes were as follows:

1st Fiona Griffiths & Balishla: 171.24 points

2nd Charlie Chadwick & Hazelcroft Gosens Tsar: 144.68 points


Fiona scored 92.58% of the total points available to her at this ride, with a consistent speed, good presentation times, good CRIs and straight As all day. This means that hers is the second highest score from this pilot year and she is the highest scoring Brit. Well done Fiona!


British Horse Feeds' Red Dragon interim results Saturday and SundayBritish Horse Feeds' Red Dragon interim results Saturday and Sunday - (Published:02 October 2017)



The winners of the British Horse Feeds Little Dragon 2017, and also the inaugural Endurance GB Advanced Champions are Sally Mcilwaine and Mahbubti.

Best Condition went to Tracey Sawyer's Miracle.

The Leading Rider award in the Little Dragon went to Gill Plumbley.




Best Young Rider in the Advanced Championship went to Saffron Bishop.

Winners of the Open Championship were Fiona Valentine and Arranberg Mai. Best Open/Open combination were Dominic Smith and George Bush.

Winners of the Novice Championship were Sarah Davenport and Sam's Magician. Best Young Rider in the class went to Bethany Clarkson who also won the Best Novice/Novice combination.




Winner of the British Horse Feeds Red Dragon 160km CER and also our new National Champions: Lauren Mills and Oakleaze Farm Czarko

2nd Sarah Rogerson and Warrens Hill Ruben

3rd Rachael Cratchley and Open t’ Offers

4th Ginny Gidley and Desert Kudoss

5th Andrea Champ with Druimghigha Lantana

6th Charlotte Saunders with Fantasia IV

7th Nikki Brown Tinkerbell’s Image


Best Condition: Open t'Offers

Leading Rider: Ginny Gidley

Top Young Rider: Nikki Brown

Winner of the Dragon's Tail 120km: Aberllwyd Femme Fatalle and Kathy Carr

Winner of the Golden Dragon: Silver Tariba and Sue Speed

Winner of the Dragon's Flame 2 x 65km: Lady's Man and Emily Cook

Winner of the Dragon's Days multiday GER: Zarkhruv and Constance Newbould

Winner of the Dragons Egg and Cawdor Honey trophy: Al Masa and Sue Oliver

Winners of the Red Dragon Team Trophy: Team "To Finish is to Win"

The full list of awards and trophies will be posted on the Red Dragon website later.



Weald Trophy Final Results from the South East GroupWeald Trophy Final Results from the South East Group - (Published:27 September 2017)

Congratulations to Susan Horne and Bblack Kashmira, winners of the Weald Trophy Final on Sunday 24th September.


Here are the full results:


1st                          Susan Horne                       Bblack Kashmira

2nd                         Stephanie Allum                  Dunbann Garrand

3rd                          Kate Curry                            Orel

4th                          Sarah Mitchell                      Justin Lagden Lane

5th                          Karen Ash                             Casiphia

6th                          Lesley Wilson                      Grey Squire Pearl

7th                          Andrea Newby                     GS Almera

8th                          Marie Bennett                      Kirmali

9th                          Charlotte Roberts                Marcychna


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

Endurance GB announces major support packageEndurance GB announces major support package - (Published:04 September 2017)

Endurance GB (EGB), the National Governing Body for the sport of endurance riding in England and Wales, has announced the support it has received in 2017  – both financial and in kind – from HPower Group Endurance (HPGE). This has included over £59,000 of entry fees, received from the Euston Park Rides, which have been donated to EGB.


HPower Group has a long history of organising major equestrian events in the UK and around the world and is behind the hugely successful Royal Windsor Endurance (now five years old) and the Euston Park Endurance rides, run by HPGE for the first time in 2016.


The investment in the Euston Park Rides in particular has allowed HPGE to actively work with EGB to grow the sport of endurance within the UK with the ambition of making Great Britain a strong competing nation in the discipline.


HPGE’s focus will be supporting the core operational areas of Endurance GB, such as technology, IT and general office costs, in order that sufficient resource can be put into the administrative areas that will make a difference long into the future.


With this support EGB will put into action an enhanced programme of activities that will directly benefit its members, event organisers and local Groups all over the country. Horse welfare within the sport will continue to be at the top of the EGB agenda and this increased financial investment will ensure that even more focus is put on ensuring best practice at all UK endurance rides, to position the UK as a world leader.


The latter part of 2017 has seen FEI rides organised by EGB receive additional financial support. The wider support will ensure that the discipline will provide something for everyone, from 10km to 160km competitions. At the same time, much effort will be put into supporting international teams, young riders and para-endurance riders.  It is hoped that more riders will participate at national and international competitions, as a result.


Building upon the excellent events held so far in 2017, Euston Park has been developed into an Endurance Centre of Excellence, with training programmes for officials, vets and trainers. EGB also have access and use of HPGE’s media operation and agencies to assist in promoting and publicising the positive nature of the sport in the UK to a wider audience.


John Hudson, Chairman of EGB, said: “This level of support gives EGB the opportunity to really move UK endurance onto the next level. We are looking forward to developing a close and productive relationship with all our stakeholders and supporters in order to enhance our offering and delivery of services. With additional support, we hope that all our members see a real benefit, and that we are once again able to compete for the top prizes abroad.”

Inter-Regionals Championship at Cirencester Park - July 14th-16th 2017Inter-Regionals Championship at Cirencester Park - July 14th-16th 2017 - (Published:30 August 2017)

The 2017 Inter-Regionals Championship, held at Cirencester Park, resulted in a win for the North-West team with 186 points and runners-up were the South-West with 175 points.

The aim of the Inter-Regional Championships is to create teams with a good cross-section of members from within each regional group and to encourage participation from all ages and all levels of experience.  The competition introduces individual riders to the concept of a team and also introduces individuals to the role of Chef d’Equipe. It is expected that teams will, where possible, include juniors, young riders, para riders and Pony Club members.

The event itself takes place over two days and a maximum of twelve horses/riders form a team from each regional group, or combination of two groups.  Team members then compete over a range of distances from Novice 30kms to Advanced 80kms and results are calculated using Endurance GB’s Performance Formula.

The Leading Rider Award updateThe Leading Rider Award update - (Published:30 August 2017)

The Leading Rider Award (formerly the Good Horsemanship Award) is part of the British Protocol for Endurance in the UK, and is designed to reward consistent riding and good horsemanship over the course of a ride. Points are given for presentation times and good veterinary assessments at each vetgate and at the finish, and for maintaining speed over the course. 


The award has now been calculated for Kings Forest Summer, Euston Park 3, Belvoir Castle and Euston Park 4.


Kings Forest Summer



1st Louise Rich, Oakleazefarm Czamak (the only finisher, won a bronze framed horse kindly donated by Kerry Dawson)


Euston Park 3



1st 179.90 Hamdan Mohd Rashed Ghadayer EGHTIBI, FUGACE DES QUEYRIES, UAE (8th in class)

2nd 174.97 Gerard PARES ROURA, ALSTER, Spain (6th in class)

3rd 174.63 Linda Cowperthwaite, EPIS SUMMER BREEZE, British (10th in class)


120km YR:

1st 154.57 Ali Abdulrahman Belghuzooz AL ZAROONI, AINHOA KILUDI, UAE (3rd in class, 3 finishers)

2nd 131.35 Shaheen Yayhya Shaheen Khalfan ALMAZROUEI,  SUGARPLUM TE, UAE (2nd in class)

3rd 121.63 Suhail Ali Rashed Ali AL GHAILANI,  RAZNA MILIN RIANT, UAE (1st in class)



1st 218.08 Humaid Matar Rashed AL MAZROOEI, VAGABON KERADENNEC, UAE (8th in class)

2nd 198.15 Rashid Mohd Ibrahim AL BALOUSHI, EBORY, UAE (6th in class)

3rd 184.82 Saeed Mohd Khalifa AL MEHAIRI,  MUREIB, UAE (2nd in class)



1st 307.93 Mansour Saeed Mohd AL FARESI, UKIRFOLIE, UAE (1st in class, 2 finishers)

2nd 251.88 Alisson ARMAGNAC,  S'TEEM DE LACAM, France (2nd in class)


Belvoir Castle



1st No 22 GRIFF, MEIKE FICKENSCHER, GER, 222.33 points (3rd in class)

2nd No 19  TAKIN DE JANSAVIS, MAIALEN CALVO IBAÑEZ, ESP, 199.08 points (1st in class)

3rd No 11 WARRENS HILL FARRAH, LAURA GRAHAM, GBR, 177.58 points (4th in class)


120km YR:

1st No 17  AINHOA KESDOR, NAROA CALVO IBAÑEZ, ESP, 234.09 points (3rd in class, 3 finishers)

2nd No 20 PROTOCOL DE LAFON,  SAEED ABDULLA BIN HUZAIM, UAE, 225.38 points (1st in class)

3rd No 77  UN ATOUT DE ROUAISSE,  SAEED SALEM ATIQ KHAMIS ALMUHAIRI, UAE  165.73 points (2nd in class)



1st No 40 SAHIB DELAMOUSSERIE,  SALIM SAID AL OWAIS, UAE, 187.80 points (11th in class)

2nd No 25  DEBRETT, MELANIE BRADLEY, GBR, 177.97 points (23rd in class)

3rd No 36  OCTAVIA, JAHAN PERLYASAMY, SRI, 171.38 points (2nd in class)


80km YR:

1st No 31  REENA SCREENA STAR, OLLIE HOLMAN, GBR, 155.12 points (2nd in class, 2 finishers)

2nd No 53  TANNASG SOVEREIGN,  TESS WHELDON, GBR, 120.72 points (1st in class)


Euston Park 4



180.02 1st  No 396 JÓZSEF TÓTH  SHAGYA SOLYMASZ Hungary (29th in class)

179.60 2nd  No 417 ELLEN ANNETTE GUTUBAKKEN AR SHEIKH PACHA Norway (11th in class)

178.23 3rd No 65 ROSE VAN CAUTER  QUENZ EDDAHAB Belgium (6th in class) 

177.63 4th No 80 JUAN DAVID GACIÑO SANTOS SHAGYA ZOZO Spain (39th in class)

177.40 5th  No 164 IAIN PATERSON TANNASG ANSOMROB British (58th in class)



224.15 1st No 18 NARENDRA SINGH RATHORE  RAKIB NIKITA 10 India (17th in class)


214.53 3rd No 266 OLIVIER BOCHER  BALTIC RHAPSODY France (26th in class)

209.90 4th No 244 PAULA MUNTALA SANCHEZ AS ARAPEY Spain (20th in class)

209.43 5th  No 250 SILVIA SIMON CARRASCO GORRI 75 Spain (24th in class)


120km YR:

184.35 1st No 344 BRUNA PUJOLS AUMATELL  MANDANY Spain (9th in class)

179.58 2nd No 208 LEA VANDEKERCKHOVE JQ SAFI SAFRA France (2nd in class)

178.07 3rd No 341  KHALIFA JAMAL KHAMIS AHMED AS FLOR DEL PAGO Bahrain (4th in class)



242.32 1st No 14 Saeed Sultan Shames AL MAAMRI PREUME DE PAUTE UAE (3rd in class)


228.12 3rd No 19 GUILLEM SOLDEVILA ALTARRIBA JM CINNAMON Spain (4th in class)


A full review of the Leading Rider Award will be published in a forthcoming Endurance GB Magazine.