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)

 

 
RETIREMENT OF CIRENCESTER ORGANISERS - LONG SERVICE RECOGNISEDRETIREMENT OF CIRENCESTER ORGANISERS - LONG SERVICE RECOGNISED - (Published:18 July 2018)

Alan and Jacqui Brown have been associated with the organisation of the Cirencester Ride for many years, initially with the Leicester Group when the ride was called the Avon Valley Ride and was run with Brenda Campbell and Sue Oakes: the Campbells and the Browns also ran the Monks Kirby Ride for a number of years.  


In due course the Cirencester Festival of Endurance evolved and they took over as sole organisers. After many years of dedicated service to the ride and to Endurance generally, they are now taking a well-earned retirement. 

 
At the end of yet another successful event last weekend the Heart of England Group presented Alan and Jacqui with a retirement gift of a decanter and bottle of wine while EGB presented them with a bottle of champagne and a bouquet of flowers.  Alan and Jacqui will be missed but have more than earned their retirement!  

 
ANNE NEWTON - Rest in PeaceANNE NEWTON - Rest in Peace - (Published:18 July 2018)

A message from Anne's son, Richard:  "Anne died at home on Saturday 14th July, peacefully following a very long illness. She had lived with me since moving to Cardiff in November 2010 – and we were fortunate to be supported by two amazing live in carers who have been with us throughout this journey. Mum deteriorated following a stroke in October 2013 – and to be honest since that point her quality of life was significantly compromised. That said we kept her at home surrounded by many pictures and other memories of her Endurance days.

The funeral will  take place next Tuesday (24th July) at 14.15 at Thornhill Crematorium in Cardiff in the Briwnant Chapel -https://cardiffbereavement.co.uk/getting-to-a-funeral/ - and the invitation is open to all who knew Mum.  There is then an invite to guests back to the family home in Cardiff.

It's family flowers only - but donations to Cancer Research Campaign –

c/o Green Willow Funerals - Eclipse House, Coronation Road, Birchgrove, Cardiff,

 

CF14 4QY

Mum used to be a very active member of a Cancer Research Fundraising group in north Devon – so we are directing the donations to that group – rather than the general fund."

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PLEASE BE AWARE ..... BARBURY ENTRIES LIMITEDPLEASE BE AWARE ..... BARBURY ENTRIES LIMITED - (Published:18 July 2018)

Barbury Ride 2018. Entries are limited this year due to the change of venue and to date the ride is filling very quickly. Please can you enter as soon as possible if planning to ride this route to avoid disappointment.

 
100% Completion at Cirencester Park for  Offa’s Dyke and De Cymru IR Team100% Completion at Cirencester Park for Offa’s Dyke and De Cymru IR Team - (Published:17 July 2018)

80km CER Belinda Stewart Penny

      Sue Box Kazeme el Mystral

 

 

64km GER PF Sue Loveridge Bright Dawn

 

          Nicola Smith Sharloam

BelBel

 

 

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

 

    Mary Stubbs Indygo

 

 

   Ann Marie

Pelc  Bordesley Golden Iman

 

 

40km open/adv GER PF Abbi Tennant Djelanza

 

      Karen Jones Indian Princess

 

 

40km Novice GER PF Sara Williams Mrs Tiggywinkle

 

 

30km Novice GER PF Lauren Thorp Northashariella

 

      Leanne Davies Farmways Autumn Gold

 

 

Note from the Chef:

 

Congratulations on an amazing performance at the weekend. Hats off to each and everyone of you. Under testing conditions you looked after your horses, rode as a Team, followed my instructions to the letter and  with luck on our side delivered the result we wanted. A big  gold star must also go to your wonderful crews and Vet gate  Manager/Team Assistant Delwyn Hall. None of this would of course have been possible without the hard working team from  Heart of England for RO this major ride, a big Thank You  from us all. It was great also to see so many other  competitors/teams having such fun over the weekend. You are  the Dream team, a pleasure to be part of, well done.

 

Jane Tennant

 

 
Endurance Nominated Entries for WEGEndurance Nominated Entries for WEG - (Published:16 July 2018)

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has today confirmed the nominated combinations selected by EnduranceGB, which have been submitted to the FEI, for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 11-23 September 2018.

The nominated combinations are (in alphabetical order);
 
Rachael Atkinson with her own Tannasg Psyches Realm
Caroline Cowley with her own HS Bellini
Dominique Freeman with her own Rising Heat, and Carla Eigenauer’s WCF Atillah
Nicola Thorne with Heather and Jeremy Reynolds’ Grand Ku, and 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.

 
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.

 

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

ENDS

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.

 
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

 
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

 
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.

 
Home International England Squad AnnouncementHome International England Squad Announcement - (Published:26 June 2018)

2018 England Home International Squad

The 2018 Home International Squad travel to Scotland  for this year’s competition – 3 days of celebrations at the Scottish Endurance Festival.  Hosted at the magnificent  Brodie Castle, Forres, way up North. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SQUAD MEMBERS AND COMMISERATIONS TO THOSE WHO DIDN’T MAKE THE LIST !

Heather Weston

Vlacq Flint Accolade

Antonia Milner- Matthews

Clonmore Treasure

Emma Harris

Feagh Antonio

Anja Brandt

Kaalif

Helen Boston

Burfield Court Appearance

Karen Greig

Gfs Te Amo

Fiona Kearton

Valeo

Sarah O’Neill

Samba B

Jamie Shores

Anderwood Rose

Grace Hurst

Trixie

Rick Ross – Lee

Lougherne Basil

Katie Beckley

Beckendale Mono

 

The Squad Management are:

Maggie Pattinson – Chef d’Equipe          

Jo Woodman – Team Vet                                          Lorna Skinner  – Team Physio

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!

 

 
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

 
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.

 
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)

 
FEI AWARDS EUROPEAN ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 TO EUSTON PARK (GBR)FEI AWARDS EUROPEAN ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 TO EUSTON PARK (GBR) - (Published:22 June 2018)

The FEI Bureau has confirmed that the FEI European Endurance Championship 2019 will take place at Great Britain’s 200-acre Euston Park venue, set in Thetford Forest from the 15th to 18th August 2019.

Endurance GB is delighted to confirm that the application for Euston Park (GBR) to host the European Endurance Championships 2019 has been announced as the winning bid. The FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) issued a Press Release on Wednesday 20th June confirming various Championship allocations in 2019 and 2020 following the decision of the FEI Bureau. Full details on the FEI Press Release can be found here.

Hosting the European Championships will present a unique opportunity for the sport of endurance riding in Great Britain and the Championship Organisers, HPower Endurance. EGB is confident that this will deliver a strong and concrete legacy for the sport going forward. Having this Championship ‘on the doorstep’ will make competing at such a level tangible for the many EGB members, both Senior and Young Rider, looking to step up on to the International scene.

Event Director, Nick Brooks-Ward, commented “We are delighted with this announcement.  We are about to start our third summer of rides at Euston Park and we believe that the previous two years have given us the opportunity to bring together a team which has the experience, knowledge and expertise to get the very best out of this stunning venue.  We have already started work on the Championships”.

Nicki Thorne, added, “We look forward to giving a very warm welcome to endurance nations from across Europe who will send their elite athletes to compete in the European Championships in what will be the highlight of a spectacular festival of endurance in an iconic location”.

Euston Park is set within the beautiful Suffolk countryside and will give riders from across the continent the chance to take in magnificent historic parkland, ancient forests, woodlands and river crossings – all on well-maintained tracks with minimal roadwork. An incredible experience for athletes, spectators and endurance fans alike.

As well as the 2019 European Endurance Championships, other Endurance Championships confirmed by the FEI Bureau are:

  • FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses - Madrid (ESP), 21-24 May or 4-7 June 2020
  • FEI Endurance European Championship for Young Riders & Juniors – Vic (ESP), 25-27 September 2020

 

Endurance GB and HPower Endurance is look forwarding to welcoming Europe’s Endurance Elite next year… the countdown has begun!

 

 
GBR CONFIRM NOMINATED ENTRIES FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPSGBR CONFIRM NOMINATED ENTRIES FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS - (Published:16 June 2018)

Endurance GB is delighted to confirm the submission of Nominated Entries for the Junior and Young Rider Championships due to take place in San Rossore, Pisa (ITA) on the 25th and 26th July 2018. The following combinations have been selected to represent Great Britain:

 

Charlie Chadwick on Hazelcroft Gosens Tsar

Kate Atkinson on DNS Ronaldo

Ollie Holman on Bronze Nahdir

 

Chef d’Equipe, Jo Chisholm, commented “All being well, the Definite Entries (which will be submitted on 19th July 2018) will constitute all three of our selected combinations. We are really happy with team for this Championship – we have a great mix of experience and new combinations to this level”.

 

Athletes must be aged between 14 and 21 and horses must be a minimum of 8 years old in order to compete at the Regional Championship. The 120km course is made up of four loops of 33km, 28km, 31km and 28km respectively. Pre-Ride vetting takes place at 4pm on the 25th July and the ride itself will start at 6.30am on the San Rossore Race Course (Pisa, ITA). FEI Medals are on offer for both team and individual podium placings with a prestigious Best Condition Trophy also to be won.

 

This will be Kate Atkinson’s third Championship, her second with selected mount DNS Ronaldo. The pair unfortunately failed to complete at their previous Championship, the Junior and Young Rider World Championships last year, also held in Italy. They will be looking to better their result this year and continue the excellent form we are used to seeing with this talented pair.

 

Charlie Chadwick with Hazelcroft Gosens Tsar will be tackling their second Championship course together. This combination was selected to represent Great Britain in 2016 where they travelled to Portugal as part of the British Team. An unlucky result saw their dream end at the second vet gate – so another combination with some demons to put to bed! Charlie and Tsar have been competing at International level together since 2014 so they know each other well and are sure to put in a great performance this time round.

 

A new combination in 2018 is Ollie Holman and Bronze Nahdir – that said, they’ve certainly arrived with a bang! Ollie has been competing in FEI competitions for just two years, but partnered with Bronze Nahdir, they have a perfect record this year competing two CEI2*, both in first place. Whilst they may be a new combination, Bronze Nahdir is more than used to the International scene having been competing in FEI Competition since 2014.

 

The GBR Young Rider team is being supplied team kit by sponsor Musto so they will be looking super smart to represent their country at this prestigious event. Horse and Rider profiles will be shared shortly and definite entries confirmed on the 19th July 2018. Further information on the event itself can be found on www.endurancelifestyle.it.

(Charlie Chadwick photo courtesy of C A Dark)

(Kate Atkinson photo courtesy of Indie Pics)

(Ollie Holman photo courtesy of David Saunders Photography)

 
Barbury Castle Ride - Sunday 12th AugustBarbury Castle Ride - Sunday 12th August - (Published:14 June 2018)

You may be wondering why we have delayed the opening date for entries for the Barbury Castle Ride and why we haven’t been asking people to help yet.  About a month ago we heard that the usual venue will not be available this year.  However, the good news is we got confirmation yesterday evening that we have secured a new venue, we would like to thank Andrew Tuckey very much for offering us his field from which to run the ride.  The route will be similar to previous years and Barbury Castle Estate have kindly agreed to let us use the field margins we have used in the past on the 40km loop.

As it is our first year of working from the new venue we have decided to run a 1 day ride, on Sunday 12th August.  We hope to be able to offer a full range of GERs and PRs and will be working hard over the next few days to confirm we can get the distances we need – these will be on the website by the time entries open at the weekend. We will not be able to offer camping or corralling at the venue this year.

We are looking forward to seeing you at Barbury Castle Ride in August and hope the ride will be as successful and enjoyable as it has been in the past.

 

 
National Volunteers' WeekNational Volunteers' Week - (Published:08 June 2018)

This week we have been celebrating National Volunteers' Week, and we have been sharing feedback from some of our amazing volunteers about why they volunteer. Read about what motivates our volunteers in these blog articles :

https://endurancegb.co.uk/main/Blog

Thank you to everyone who volunteers for Endurance GB, in whatever form you do so. Our organisation would not function without you.

If you would like to volunteer with us, please email volunteers@endurancegb.co.uk or fill in this online form: https://endurancegb.co.uk/main/Joining/Volunteers

Kerry Dawson

Director of Volunteers

 

 
Birling Gap Needs You!!Birling Gap Needs You!! - (Published:06 June 2018)

With just over a month to go to this stunning ride, set in the iconic Sussex landscape, entries are starting to fill up nicely.  Ride Organiser Miranda Kavanagh appeals to riders to get their entries in soon - she has a limit of 120 across all classes.  Entries close at midnight on June 25th, but late entries are also possible online up to July 6th.  This is a hilly course over the South Downs, which takes in some famous landmarks such as the Belle Tout Lighthouse, the Long Man of Wilmington, the White Horse of Litlington, charming downland villages, Friston Forest, and the Seven Sisters near Beachy Head.  It also includes some wonderful grassy tracks for cantering, and only two per cent roadwork.  There are classes for all including 16 km and 32 km pleasure rides, and 32 km and 64 km graded rides.  

 

Miranda says: "As a competitor, I've often waited until the last  minute to get entries in, so I could see how my horse was going.  Now as a first time solo ride organiser, I see this from the other side, and administratively, it is a challenge!  So please get your entries in."  She continues: "I could also do with about half a dozen more helpers to make sure the ride goes smoothly.  As we all know we can't run our sport without them, so please, if you are not riding, could you spare a few hours to help out?  It would be much appreciated."

 

Please contact Miranda directly on 07563 351724 or miranda_kavanagh@yahoo.com, or via Facebook Endurance GB Birling Gap

 

 
LEADING RIDER AWARD UPDATE - amendedLEADING RIDER AWARD UPDATE - amended - (Published:05 June 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 results for Cranwell are as follows:

80km CER

1st - 177.95 points - Laura Graham - Warrens Hill Farah - GBR - 88.98%

2nd - 174.93 points - Jo Woodman - Almaak - GBR - 87.47%

FEI 80km 1*

1st - 189.81 points - DAMODAR SINGH BANNE SINGH - ALOHA QUEEN - IND - 94.91%

2nd - 186.41 points - JETHU SINGH NATHU SINGH - BANZAI DE L'AULNE - IND - 93.21%

FEI 120km 2*

1st - 232.61 points - SUHAIL ALI RASHED ALI AL GHAILANI - BAHIA CABIRAT - UAE - 89.47%

2nd - 222.82 points - HASAN MOHD HASAN AL HAMMADI - MARIU NERO - UAE - 85.70%

FEI 120km 2*YR

1st - 191.86 points - Ollie Holman - BRONZE NAHDIR - GBR - 73.79%

The Leading Rider Award League Table has been updated: https://endurancegb.co.uk/main/Rides/Championships/The-Leading-Rider-Award

Esther Young

Operations Director

 

 
Endurance GB Coaching For All SchemeEndurance GB Coaching For All Scheme - (Published:04 June 2018)

UK Coaching is celebrating a week of #GreatCoaching this week from 4th - 10th June. To coincide with this, Endurance GB are delighted to announce a new initiative to bring more coaches into our sport. We will be contributing funding towards a number of UKCC Level 1 coaching qualifications and we are looking for applications from Endurance GB members, aged 16 and over, who would like to further their own education and the education of their fellow members.

 

There will be opportunities later in the year for existing coaches to be supported in their move up to the next level.

 

For full details on the application process for this exciting scheme, please contact Development Director, Rebecca Kinnarney, at rebeccakinnarney@endurancegb.co.uk.

 

We are grateful to sponsors, HPower, for their support with this initiative.

 

 
BHS Ride Out Month BHS Ride Out Month - (Published:31 May 2018)

EGB member Vicky Hodgkiss is the first rider to complete the BHS 70km Platinum Challenge. Please see the link to the BHS news article about her success. Click here to view.

 
PHOENIX RIDE - CANCELLEDPHOENIX RIDE - CANCELLED - (Published:30 May 2018)

We regret to confirm that the Phoenix Ride, scheduled for 29th July, has been cancelled.

The ownership of private land over which the current route passes has changed,so we are unable to secure a large proportion of the southern loop to Wimbleball Lake this year. We are working hard to find a new route for the 2019 season. Regards John & Jane Hudson

 
International Squad UpdateInternational Squad Update - (Published:28 May 2018)

There is news of the International Squad's upcoming Training Day 
and plans for the future on the International pages. 

 
Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) outbreak in FranceEquine Herpes Virus (EHV) outbreak in France - (Published:16 May 2018)

Please see the Biosecurity Precautions below from T Eaton-Evans MRCVS 

A recent outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) in France has caused concerns for ride organisers and competitors across Europe.  Whether it is EHV, Strangles or ‘flu, the risk of infectious disease is something that should be borne in mind whenever competing horses. 

Vets at rides are always vigilant for symptoms of infectious disease but unfortunately horses can be contagious without showing clinical signs, when incubating the infection or, for some diseases, as silent carriers. 

It is sensible to minimise your horse’s contact with others at events either directly or indirectly through hands, tack or use of communal water troughs.  Some big rides will provide hand sanitiser gel for you to use in the stable area to help you protect your horse. 

On returning home after a competition, keep a close eye on your horse for several days – clinical signs of influenza can appear quickly (in 1-3 days) but some diseases (such as Strangles) could incubate for up to 3 weeks. 

Clinical signs to watch out for can include raised temperature, inappetence, nasal or ocular discharge, coughing, swollen glands or incoordination.  If you are concerned, talk to your vet – they will be able to advise on appropriate testing and further biosecurity precautions. 

And finally, if you horse has been in contact with sick horses, please do not take him to a competition until appropriate clearance testing has been done – again, your vet will be able to advise you further.

 
FEI OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONFEI OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION - (Published:08 May 2018)

VETERINARY - Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) - Important notice to Athletes, Organising Committees and National Federations.

 

The FEI Veterinary Department draws your attention to the ongoing outbreaks of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV).

 
Please find relevant information and advice related to the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) outbreak in western France and also general biosecurity information that is applicable at all times everywhere, by clicking on the name of each document.
 
By following this advice you will make a very important contribution to the protection of horse health and equestrian sports.

If you enter any French rides you must check for any additional requirements with the Organising Committee of that ride. 

 

 
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.

 

 
HOME INTERNATIONAL 2018 - Calling all applications!HOME INTERNATIONAL 2018 - Calling all applications! - (Published:09 March 2018)

CALLING ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S HOME INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

AUGUST 17,18,19TH

 

It’s going to be an amazing journey and I am looking for some amazing people to join this year’s squad. This is a Squad for all levels of Endurance Riders and Horses, supported by a top Management Team, who guarantee you will come away full of the pride of representing your Nation, full of knowledge and new ideas and having made some wonderful friends along the way.

Classes:

2 day 160 km CER

 

2 day 120 km CER/GER

 

1 day 80 km CER

 

2 day 80 GER

 

50 km GER (Junior Rider)

 

40 km GER (Horse AND Rider in their first season of endurance)

 

So come on if you are interested, email Maggie Pattinson Chef d’Equipe – onthehoofdt@hotmail.co.uk - a little bit about you and your horse and the journey so far, your aspirations and why you would like to be part of the Squad. 

DON’T be shy or think you’re not good enough, this is the place to develop and make your dreams come true.

 
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.

 

 
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