An International Endurance SeminarAn International Endurance Seminar - (Published:23 February 2018)

Endurance GB International Committee Upcoming event: 
Date: Friday, 13th July 2018 
Venue: Euston Park, Near Thetford IP24 2QP   
With the Support of  HPower Endurance Ltd  

 

An International Endurance Seminar

 

Date: Friday, 13th July 2018
Venue: Euston Park, Near Thetford IP24 2QP 
on   FEI Rules & Regulations - Endurance  
Presenter: Ian Williams (FEI 4* Judge, Technical Delegate, Course Designer and Level 3 Steward)    

 

A full day conference examining all aspects of FEI regulations governing Endurance Competitions at International Level The programme is designed to support and assist all those existing and prospective International Endurance Athletes, Horse Owners, Trainers and Competition Officials.

 

Those attending will have the opportunity to actively participate in theory, practice and scenario content sessions. Lunch and coffees will be provided and conference attendees will each receive a 'take home’ Conference Pack that can be used as a reference source going forward. 

Places will be limited and so early booking is recommended.

Enquiries: anndark@endurancegb.co.uk

 
Announcement following Snowdrop PR Announcement following Snowdrop PR - (Published:21 February 2018)

It is with the deepest regret we announce that rider, Rebecca Gray was taken ill at the Endurance GB Snowdrop Pleasure Ride in Stourton, Wiltshire on the 11th February 2018, and subsequently passed away in hospital. Rebecca had not started the ride when she was taken ill. We would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to Rebecca's family  and a thank you to all the volunteers, first aiders and air ambulance who worked so hard on the day. We are offering support to all volunteers who may have been affected and are in communication with the family. 

We will of course release more details as and when it is appropriate to do so. 

 

 
Golden Horseshoe Trophies from 2017Golden Horseshoe Trophies from 2017 - (Published:17 February 2018)

Please could I ask all Trophy Winners from 2017 Golden Horseshoe Ride to return their trophies as soon as possible, either by post to: Andrew Chisholm. Map Marketing Ltd, Unit 4-6, Hatherleigh Industrial Estate, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3LP.               
Or please bring to one of the following rides:   Haywood Oaks 31st Mar-1st Apr, Wentwood Ride 25th Mar, Wadebridge Ride 25th Mar, Hardy's Ride 7th April, Kings Forest 14-15th April.

Many thanks, Jo Chisholm

 

 
Calling all Endurance GB Young and Junior Riders!Calling all Endurance GB Young and Junior Riders! - (Published:05 February 2018)

Endurance GB and I, as Director of Development, are delighted to announce the launch of a scholarship scheme to develop Young and Junior Riders in Endurance. The programme will bring promising Young Riders into the “Spotlight” from the start of the 2018 season.

 

The Spotlight programme is designed to support development in the sport, providing coaching, training and financial support to eligible combinations. Horse welfare will be at the heart of the programme, equipping the next generation of sporting ambassadors with the skills and knowledge to fulfil their personal ambitions within the sport of endurance.

 

 To maintain a place on the Spotlight programme, riders will be expected to uphold excellent horse welfare standards at all times and to this end they will:

 

 -       Attend 1 riding lesson a month with a UKCC coach or registered instructor – to be paid for by EGB

 

-       Complete ‘BHS Complete Horsemanship’ – to be paid for by EGB

 

-       Attend at least 2 of the YR/JR training events. Young Spotlight Riders will also be required to attend the Junior Rider camp at Lindum, to provide help and inspiration.

 

-       Attend specific training courses i.e. horse nutrition, sports psychology, as required by EGB and to be funded by EGB

 

-       Complete a monthly blog promoting their progress

 

-       Return a monthly report on their BHS work and progress in the Spotlight programme

 

-       Return a monthly training log for them and their horse/s

 

Endurance GB will support committed riders and will work with them to refine their goals over the course of 3 years. EGB will, each year, in addition to the training help listed above, support riders with a contribution to fuel costs of journeys over 200 miles round trip, when they take the next step up and to attend training events (subject to conditions).

Each scholar will receive a jacket and top bearing the Spotlight Scholarship Scheme logo.

 

The development of the new programme is thanks to Endurance GB sponsor HPG Endurance Ltd, who have played an active role in encouraging the organisation to invest in all ages and levels of rider.

 

To apply for a place on the Spotlight Programme, please complete this application form and return it to me at this email address.

Deadline for return of forms is Wednesday 21st February.

 

An impartial panel will assess applications, following which an assessment will be arranged either at an EGB training day, or privately at the applicant’s yard. Scholarships will then be awarded to the successful applicants.

 

Please contact me, should you have any further enquiries.

 

Good luck everyone!

 

Rebecca Kinnarney.

Director of Development.

 

 

 
Welfare Seminar - use not abuseWelfare Seminar - use not abuse - (Published:03 February 2018)

Endurance GB is delighted to confirm the details for our seminar, based on Use not Abuse of the performance horse, this time being hosted by the Welfare Committee.  It is taking place on the 3rd March 2018 at the British Racing School Conference Centre, Newmarket.

 

Places are limited to 80 for the event and so we encourage you to book your tickets as quickly as possible. Tickets are available for EGB and SERC members for £30 and EGB Junior and Young Rider members for £20. Associate members, Supporters, Pony Club members and Non-members are also very welcome (just add £10 to the previously mentioned relevant rate). Please pay through the EGB website (under ad hoc payments) or by phoning the EGB office (02476 697929) with your credit/debit card stating clearly what your payment is for, i.e. Welfare Seminar Newmarket. Please ensure you give the names of all the people you are purchasing tickets for.

 

3rd March 2018 – Welfare Seminar (Use not Abuse of the Performance Horse)

The British Racing School Conference Centre, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7NU

 

9.00am                  Opening Address

9.10am                  Welcome by Roly Owers MRCVS (World Horse Welfare) - An insight into the Use not Abuse of performance horses and the global Visibility of horses 

10.00am               Dr Annamaria Nagy (Animal Health Trust) - Lameness in Endurance Horses 

11.15am               Tea/Coffee break

11.30am               Professor Tim Parkin (Glasgow University) - Work to predict and minimise Risk in Endurance Worldwide

1.00pm                  Lunch

1.30pm                  Lee Clark (Functional Physiotherapy) - The importance of Saddle and Rider balance 

2.30pm                  Dr David Marlin (Scientific and Equine Consultant) - Training, Competition and Career Strategy

3.30pm                  Tom Eaton-Evans MRCVS (Newmarket Equine Hospital) - Inside the Treatment Stables

4.30pm                  Q&A session on The Purpose of the Vetgate (hosted by Annamaria Nagy), followed by Open Q&A

5.30pm                  End

 

 

Roly Owers is CEO of World Horse Welfare. 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 went to work for World Horse Welfare until 2003, he left to take up the post of Development Director at the Perse School in Cambridge. Roly returned to World Horse Welfare in 2008.

 

Tim Parkin is Head of the Division of Equine Clinical Sciences, Clinical Director of the Weipers Centre Equine Hospital and Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. He has worked on numerous projects with several different racing jurisdictions around the world, including the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, South America and the USA, and more recently worked closely with the FEI to maximise equine welfare at endurance events which is funded until 2019. He gained his Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Public Health in 2006 and has worked at the University of Glasgow since February 2007.

 

Tom Eaton Evans qualified in 2000 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He then spent a two year internship with the referrals team at Greenwood Ellis & Partners prior to joining the ambulatory team. Tom has a particular interest in Endurance and has recently been promoted to FEI 2* Official Veterinarian for Endurance. Tom has acted as GB Team Vet for the Young Riders Championship in Verona, assistant team vet for the World Equestrian Games and attends endurance events all over the UK, acting as Treatment Veterinarian. When not working Tom also likes to participate as a rider in local endurance events with his Thoroughbred ex-racehorse.

 

Annamaria Nagy has an equine background; she started riding as a small child and later competed in show-jumping at national level in Hungary. Annamaria is a 4* FEI endurance veterinarian and has worked as a team veterinarian for the British Development Squad and the Hungarian Young Rider Team. She has also supported individual endurance riders at international rides and championships. In these roles, she has developed a keen interest in lameness and poor performance in endurance horses and has recognised the challenge of diagnosing their underlying causes. Although Annamaria has a special interest in performance horses (particularly endurance) and advanced diagnostic imaging, she is equally enthusiastic about diagnosing and treating lameness of pleasure horses that are often of high emotional value. 

 

Lee Clark is a specialist in both equine and rider physiotherapy, Lee is 1 of only 8 therapists in Great Britain certified by Kinesio UK to teach Kinesiotaping techniques to other professionals, and in 2013 became 1 of only 3 Certified Equine Kinesio Instructors in the world. Lee has worked with both the Senior and Young Rider British Endurance Teams at various Championships and Games.

 

David Marlin studied physiology and computing at Stirling University in Scotland (UK) from 1978 to 1981. He obtained his PhD from Loughborough University (the leading sports University in the UK) in 1989 after 4 years studying the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training at the world famous Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, UK. During this time, he made some of the first studies in the world on horses running on high-speed treadmills. He has worked as a consultant to the British Equestrian Teams since 1994 and was a member of the World Class Performance Scientific Advisory Group chaired by John McEwen when it was created in 2006. He also worked with the British Endurance Team when they won the Silver Medal at the Endurance World Championships in Compiegne (France) in 2000.

 

 
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!

 
DUBAI CROWN PRINCE ENDURANCE CUP CEI** 120 KM – 17 MARCH 2018DUBAI CROWN PRINCE ENDURANCE CUP CEI** 120 KM – 17 MARCH 2018 - (Published:30 January 2018)

Endurance GB has received the following invitation to the above event.

Whilst we are aware that some members have expressed their concerns, as the sport's national governing body we are obliged to share openly this invitation that has been received for an FEI sanctioned ride.

 

Endurance GB is invited to nominate a maximum of 2 horse and rider combinations, and one additional rider/horse combination as spare entry, to take part in the above ride.  The qualification criteria are listed below.

 

The Organising Committee have detailed the following as their eligibility criteria attached to this invitation:

 

Expenses & privileges, extended by the Organising Committee:

1.       Privileges extended by the Organising Committee (OC) to rider and team members will include travel, sharing accommodation and buffet servings. Privileges will not include room service, alcoholic beverages, phone calls, SPA and any other expenses.

2.        Further :-

a.        Three persons (including rider) will be invited per nominated horse. The OC, through its Travel Agent, will provide travel in the form of air transport, economy class, from the home country (International Airport) to Dubai and return.

b.        Person 1 to travel one day prior to the horse flight.

c.        Person 2 & 3 to travel 3 days before the event, ie, 13th/14th March – 19th/20th March 2018.

Eligibility criteria set out by the organising committee:

3.       Riders:

a.       Nominated rider (not necessarily as a combination) should have successfully completed at least one 120 km ride or an 80 km ride within 24 months prior to the closing date of the entry.

b.        Selection priority will be given to FEI medal winners & Elite Endurance Riders Horses: 

4.       Horses

a.       Nominated horse must be a successful finisher [ ie, placed within the 1st 10 position] of any FEI event of 80km and above or an equivalent ride accepted by the OC.

b.        Nominated horses should preferably be under the age of 10 years old and should be registered with the FEI with a valid FEI document.

c.       Nominated horse should have the eligibility to take part in a CEI2* 120 km or above.

d.        Selection priority will be given to FEI medal winners.

e.       Only one horse per nominated rider received before the closing date will be considered for selection process. Substitutions will only be allowed within the nominations received before closing and selected horses are only invited, with the written consent of the OC.

 

Our official shipping agent, ‘Janah Management Co Ltd’ will be shipping your horse. Kindly communicate with them as per the contact details mentioned below: The OC will ship your horse from an airport of our choice (place and date of shipment to be advised).

Janah Management Company Limited Henry Bullen |e-mail: HBullen@janah.co.uk

Dalham Hall Stud, Duchess Drive, Newmarket CB8 9HE Tel: +44 (0)1638 732100 | Fax: +44 (0)1638 731319 | Direct Dial: +44 (0)1638 732101

Kindly note that additional person(s) wishing to travel to the UAE will have to make their own arrangements (flights, transfers, accommodation etc.).

Shipment of Horses - Guidelines

The OC will offer, through ‘Janah Management Co Ltd’ and their appointed agents to co-ordinate the shipping of invited horses to and from Dubai on or after 11th/12th March (TBC) and the return date will be one day after the event.

The OC will be shipping your horse from the designated International Airport of departure, and return air transportation to country of departure. However, any costs relating to a period spent in quarantine on export & return to their home country will be at the owner’s expense including all internal horse transport & export preparation costs to meet the UAE Temporary Import requirements.

Tack & Equipment allowance will be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Shipper. Any equipment which exceeds the prescribed limit will be charged and all additional expenses to be borne by concerned horse connections with no guarantee that the items will be shipped on the same horse flight. All Tack & Equipment should be cleaned & disinfected prior to shipment to & from UAE & be stored in Plastic – Metal Containers which can be handled (NO Wooden Crates) and sealed with a “wire tie” type of seal.

Any change from the suggested transport arrangement by the OC/Shipper which incurs additional cost will be at the owner’s expense. The OC and its transport agents will not be liable for any death of or injury to any invited horses during transportation to and from the United Arab Emirates or while in the United Arab Emirates. The OC will not be responsible for horse and personnel insurance. Individuals should make their own insurance arrangements.

The cost of transportation from designated International Airports in UAE to Dubai International Endurance City and return will be covered by the OC. If Owners wish to ship their horse(s) to any country other than the country of origin / departure, they will be responsible for all costs and arrangements.

ALL horses on UAE Temporary Import Health Certificate MUST leave the UAE after the event. It will not be the responsibility of the OC or ‘Janah Management Co Ltd’ & their agents to arrange parking of horse boxes at the airport of departure in the country of origin. It may be done at the owners risk and responsibility.

 

Please contact our Shipper ‘Janah Management Co Ltd’ for more details:
Janah Management Company Limited
Henry Bullen |e-mail: HBullen@janah.co.uk
Dalham Hall Stud, Duchess Drive, Newmarket CB8 9HE
Tel: +44 (0)1638 732100 | Fax: +44 (0)1638 731319 | Direct Dial: +44 (0)1638 732101

 

Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified combinations not later than Saturday 3rd February using the form below.

Completed forms should be sent to Lindsay Wilson –lindsaywilson@endurancegb.co.uk

All Expressions of interest will be considered on merit after the closing date and successful combinations advised not later than 9th February.

The decision of the IC is final.

 

The accompanying forms must also be completed and returned along with the Expression of Interest.  Please complete in BLOCK CAPITALS.

·         Form 2 – rider message of intent

·         Form 3 – rider form CPCup

·         Form 4 – performance record

·         Form 5 – Rider profile

 

 2. Attachments

Please complete the attached form(s) in full furnishing details of rider and team. Information may be printed (BLOCK LETTERS.

Important – please read carefully

Any rider wishing to submit an expression of interest must be aware of the following caveats:

 

1.       Riders/owners will be responsible for any and all costs incurred in getting their horse, horse equipment, rider and rider equipment etc to the central point in Europe, or any location required by inviting National Federation, and/or their agents, both prior to and after the competition

 

2.       Riders/owners will be responsible for any and all costs incurred in complying with any and all of the veterinary, transportation and quarantine requirements and restrictions, as required, prior to and after the competition

 

3.       Riders/owners must arrange their own insurance and liability cover

 

4.       Riders/owners must be aware of the criteria, and that priority will be given to those complying with all of the qualifying criteria laid down

 

5.       Riders/owners must be aware that the final decision is not with this NF, but the OC, and if not included in the final selection no costs incurred will be reimbursed by any Federation or Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Rider Name

Nominated Horse

List qualifying rides – including dates and placing

Give a brief resume of why your expression of interest should be considered

Name of your crew who would travel with you

Name of the person who would travel one day prior to the horse flight

Please complete the following forms and return them to Lindsay Wilson :

 

Form 2          Form 3          Form 4          Form 5

 
Endurance GB releases further details on upcoming Welfare SeminarsEndurance GB releases further details on upcoming Welfare Seminars - (Published:25 January 2018)

Endurance GB is delighted to confirm the following details for two upcoming welfare seminars. The first seminar, as part of the International Seminar, hosted by the International Committee, is taking place on the 3rd February 2018 at the Woodside Hotel, Kenilworth. The second seminar, based on Use not Abuse of the performance horse, hosted by the Welfare Committee, is taking place on the 3rd March 2018 at the British Racing School Conference Centre, Newmarket.

 

Places are limited for both events (100 on the 3rd February and 80 on the 3rd March) and so we encourage you to book your tickets as quickly as possible. Tickets are available for EGB and SERC members for £30 and EGB Junior and Young Rider members for £20. Associate members, supporters, Pony Club members and non-members are also very welcome (just add £10 to the previously mentioned relevant rate). Please pay through the EGB website (under ad hoc payments) or by phoning the EGB office (02476 697929) with your credit/debit card stating clearly what your payment is for, i.e. Welfare Seminar Kenilworth or Welfare Seminar Newmarket. Please ensure you give the names of all the people you are purchasing tickets for.

 

3rd February 2018 – International Performance and Welfare Seminar

Woodside Hotel, Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2AL

 

9.00am                  Coffee and registration

9.25am                  Welcome and introduction

9.30am                  Welfare of the competing horse (CEO Roly Owers MRCVS – World Horse Welfare)

10.45am               Coffee/tea break

11.00am               Endurance Injuries Study  (Professor Tim Parkin – Glasgow University)

12.45pm               Lunch

1.30pm                  Travelling your horse (Henry Bullen – Peden Bloodstock)

2.00pm                  Muscle Development (Dr Sophie Ignarski - Boehringer Ingelheim)

2.30pm                  Endurance Farriery (Dr Mark Caldwell – FWCF)

3.15pm                  Coffee/tea break

3.30pm                  FEI Endurance (Ian Williams – Former FEI Endurance Director)

4.30pm                  Open Q&A           

5.00pm                  End

 

3rd March 2018 –Welfare Seminar (Use not Abuse of the Performance Horse)

The British Racing School Conference Centre, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7NU

 

9.00am                  Opening Address

9.10am                  Welcome by Roly Owers MRCVS (World Horse Welfare) - An insight into the Use not Abuse of performance horses and the global Visibility of horses 

10.00am               Dr Annamaria Nagy (Animal Health Trust) - Lameness in Endurance Horses 

11.15am               Tea/Coffee break

11.30am               Professor Tim Parkin (Glasgow University) - Work to predict and minimise Risk in Endurance Worldwide

1.00pm                  Lunch

1.30pm                  Lee Clark (Functional Physiotherapy) - The importance of Saddle and Rider balance 

2.30pm                  Dr David Marlin (Scientific and Equine Consultant) - Training, Competition and Career Strategy

3.30pm                  Tom Eaton-Evans MRCVS (Newmarket Equine Hospital) - Inside the Treatment Stables

4.30pm                  Q&A session on The Purpose of the Vetgate (hosted by Annamaria Nagy), followed by Open Q&A

5.30pm                  End

 

 

Roly Owers is CEO of World Horse Welfare. 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 went to work for World Horse Welfare until 2003, he left to take up the post of Development Director at the Perse School in Cambridge. Roly returned to World Horse Welfare in 2008.

 

Tim Parkin is Head of the Division of Equine Clinical Sciences, Clinical Director of the Weipers Centre Equine Hospital and Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. He has worked on numerous projects with several different racing jurisdictions around the world, including the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, South America and the USA, and more recently worked closely with the FEI to maximise equine welfare at endurance events which is funded until 2019. He gained his Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Public Health in 2006 and has worked at the University of Glasgow since February 2007.

 

Henry Bullen Director of Peden Bloodstock leads all aspects of day to day shipping for the UK office. Henry was seconded full-time to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and execution of the logistics. Additionally, Henry undertakes a key role in Quarantine Management, Stable Management and Airport Operations for all Peden projects world-wide. Henry is expert at operational co-ordination to ensure project delivery to the highest possible standard. Henry travels widely to international FEI competitions and has an excellent working relationship with the National Federations and their riders.

 

Sophie Ignarski - Boehringer Ingelheim, Sophie Ignarski is an equine vet and works for the pharmaceutical company Boehringer-Ingelheim. Sophie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and worked in practice in the United Arab Emirates and at Darley in Newmarket before joining the equine team at Boehringer in 2015. Boehringer Ingelheim is the manufacturer of Equitop Myoplast, an amino acid supplement designed to support lean muscle development in the horse.

 

Mark Caldwell fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, awarded a PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2017, Hall of Fame member since 2015, former England horseshoeing team member, former WCF judge and examiner and international lecturer. Former senior lecturer at the School of Farriery Science and was responsible for origination and validation the worlds first BSc (Hons) degree course and remains active in research of farriery related issues.

 

Ian Williams studied Law at Liverpool before becoming a director of a global company that investigated and assessed the extent of major losses in the Aviation, Construction and Offshore Oil Industry. Ian was appointed Chef D’Equipe to the British Endurance Team in 2000 and then took up a position within the management of the World Class Performance Plan supported by UK Sport. In 2002 the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) approached Ian and he moved to Switzerland for the next twelve years, becoming a Director of Endurance and extending his management responsibilities to include the sports of Driving, Para Dressage, Reining and Vaulting.Ian retired at the end of 2014 and now acts as an International Sports Consultant and has clients in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

 

Tom Eaton Evans qualified in 2000 from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He then spent a two year internship with the referrals team at Greenwood Ellis & Partners prior to joining the ambulatory team. Tom has a particular interest in Endurance and has recently been promoted to FEI 2* Official Veterinarian for Endurance. Tom has acted as GB Team Vet for the Young Riders Championship in Verona, assistant team vet for the World Equestrian Games and attends endurance events all over the UK, acting as Treatment Veterinarian. When not working Tom also likes to participate as a rider in local endurance events with his Thoroughbred ex-racehorse.

 

Annamaria Nagy has an equine background; she started riding as a small child and later competed in show-jumping at national level in Hungary. Annamaria is a 4* FEI endurance veterinarian and has worked as a team veterinarian for the British Development Squad and the Hungarian Young Rider Team. She has also supported individual endurance riders at international rides and championships. In these roles, she has developed a keen interest in lameness and poor performance in endurance horses and has recognised the challenge of diagnosing their underlying causes. Although Annamaria has a special interest in performance horses (particularly endurance) and advanced diagnostic imaging, she is equally enthusiastic about diagnosing and treating lameness of pleasure horses that are often of high emotional value. 

 

Lee Clark is a specialist in both equine and rider physiotherapy, Lee is 1 of only 8 therapists in Great Britain certified by Kinesio UK to teach Kinesiotaping techniques to other professionals, and in 2013 became 1 of only 3 Certified Equine Kinesio Instructors in the world. Lee has worked with both the Senior and Young Rider British Endurance Teams at various Championships and Games.

 

David Marlin studied physiology and computing at Stirling University in Scotland (UK) from 1978 to 1981. He obtained his PhD from Loughborough University (the leading sports University in the UK) in 1989 after 4 years studying the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training at the world famous Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, UK. During this time, he made some of the first studies in the world on horses running on high-speed treadmills. He has worked as a consultant to the British Equestrian Teams since 1994 and was a member of the World Class Performance Scientific Advisory Group chaired by John McEwen when it was created in 2006. He also worked with the British Endurance Team when they won the Silver Medal at the Endurance World Championships in Compiegne (France) in 2000.

 

 

 
EGB has a new Executive OfficerEGB has a new Executive Officer - (Published:24 January 2018)

If you have rung the office recently you may well have heard an unfamiliar voice! Endurance GB is excited to welcome a new member to the office team in the form of Sarah Travers who, after a stringent application and interview process, has been appointed as the new Executive Officer. 

 

Sarah has a wide breadth of professional experience having previously worked in the equestrian world, in tourism and more recently in accounts where she spent four years as the accountant to the CLA Game Fair. As well as a professional background in horses, Sarah has been involved in riding and competing for a substantial part of her adult life. She bought her first horse about 25 years ago and has taken part in show jumping, some one day eventing and has even had a go at Endurance too!

 

Whilst equestrianism now plays a smaller part in Sarah’s spare time she keeps very busy with cycling (a lot!), running (a lot less than she used to), dancing, going to the gym and to the cinema. Over the next few weeks Sarah will be gaining a thorough understanding of Endurance GB and its processes and will also be attending some of our upcoming Volunteer Conferences

 

 
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.

 

 
British Endurance Rider Georgina Vaughan to compete in the CEI3* 160km Sheikh Mohammed CupBritish Endurance Rider Georgina Vaughan to compete in the CEI3* 160km Sheikh Mohammed Cup - (Published:31 December 2017)

Georgina Vaughan (GBR), an extremely familiar face on the Endurance GB scene is to travel to the UAE with her horse Vlacq Journeyman (Jonty) to compete in the CEI3* 160km Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup. Many of you will be familiar with Georgina as a hugely experienced competitor, trainer and endurance veterinarian and alongside her striking bay gelding, Jonty, she will be carefully navigating the challenges of this desert-based endurance ride.

This annual event attracts hundreds of riders from across the globe to compete in the endurance ride which this year will take place on the 6th January 2018. Foreign riders wishing to take part in the event must apply to do so via their National Federation. Dubai Equestrian Club have a pre-defined selection criteria for this competition, above and beyond the standard FEI Qualification criteria for all non-UAE based riders and horses.  From the approved applications, Dubai Equestrian Club then select those to compete based upon their, and their horse's, successes during the previous 24 months ensuring that only those who are experienced enough to do so compete in this tough event. Georgina, who is based in the Black Mountains in Wales, has had a particularly tough time in preparing for this event. Despite being extremely busy working as a Vet, running the sheep farm where she lives with her husband Stephen Vaughan and being a super Mum to young daughter Matilda, she has also been experiencing extremely adverse weather conditions which has made training even harder! Georgina commented “We are extremely lucky to have access to probably the best training grounds in the UK but the snow has definitely added another element this year! I appreciate the biggest challenge ahead is the climate but I've prepared Jonty to the very best of my abilities”.

Georgina has previously worked at the Dubai Equine Hospital and therefore has an excellent understanding of just what lies ahead. “Training and preparing for a ride in the desert is completely different to a ride here in the UK - there's very few hills in Dubai, most especially compared to Wales! So my focus for Jonty, along with preparing for such a different climate, has been ensuring his ability to keep a consistent rhythm and not to allow the adrenalin to take over, I think this is going to be absolutely key in ensuring a happy, strong finish” shared Georgina. A great partnership and second-to-none understanding of your horse is of utmost importance when competing over such long distances and across the varying, shifting terrain. But Georgina is no stranger to challenging courses, having already competed at various Championships, including the Young Horse World Championships in both 2007 and 2013 where she won Bronze and finished in 15th place respectively. She's also recently been to Montcuq (FRA) with Jonty and to Brussels (BEL) in 2016 where they competed in the Young Horse event at the trial run for the 2017 European Championships. The talented pair finished on the podium, securing 3rd place and a near-perfect vet sheet.

Georgina will be joined by her family including Stephen, who scooped the prestigious 'Borthwick Back-Up Trophy', awarded to the most competent crew of the season, at the 2017 Endurance GB Awards Dinner and her mother, Elite Endurance Rider, Tricia Hirst.  We are confident we have excellent ambassadors in Georgina, Jonty and their team who will do a sterling job in representing the British values of our sport at this demanding event. We wish Georgina a safe and successful trip and look forward to hearing about her own experience with Jonty and any lessons learned she is able to share with us upon her return.

 

 
Membership 2018Membership 2018 - (Published:18 December 2017)

We are happy to let you know that you can now renew your membership for the 2018 season through the EGB Website. Next season promises to be bigger and better, with new rides planned to sit alongside the old classics such as Golden Horseshoe. See the provisional ride list for 2018 here.

 

Our championships are planned as follows for 2018:

 

  *  National Championships: Red Dragon, 28-30 Sept

  *  Young Rider Championships: Kings Forest Summer, 7 July

  *  Inter-Regional Championships: Cirencester, 13-15 July

  *  Pony Club Championships: Euston Park 4, 19 August

  *  Northern Championships: New Marske, 24 June

  *  Southern Championships: Three Rivers, 9-10 June

 

 
Congratulations to Anna Collins and Karactacus PottsCongratulations to Anna Collins and Karactacus Potts - (Published:15 December 2017)

Cheshire Group rider Anna Collins, is the proud winner of the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Elite Endurance Award 2017.

During the 2017 season, Anna rode over 660 competitive km at 10 events and earned 1242 points with her recycled racer, Karactacus Potts. (Photo of horse and rider courtesy of Ruth Saundy of Indiepics)

 Anna was presented with the award at the prestigious Jockey Club in New Market by Clare Balding and Luke Harvey. (Photo at presentation courtesy of RoR)

 

 

 

 

 Anna said, “this is only my second competitive season with Karactacus Potts and what a way to get to know him. He is a wonderful horse with so much to give. I was delighted to be recognised by RoR for all the hard work that goes into retraining a thoroughbred for a second career.”

 

 
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        

 

 
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

 
EGB has a new Executive OfficerEGB has a new Executive Officer - (Published:25 January 2018)

If you have rung the office recently you may well have heard an unfamiliar voice! Endurance GB is excited to welcome a new member to the office team in the form of Sarah Travers who, after a stringent application and interview process, has been appointed as the new Executive Officer. 

 

Sarah has a wide breadth of professional experience having previously worked in the equestrian world, in tourism and more recently in accounts where she spent four years as the accountant to the CLA Game Fair. As well as a professional background in horses, Sarah has been involved in riding and competing for a substantial part of her adult life. She bought her first horse about 25 years ago and has taken part in show jumping, some one day eventing and has even had a go at Endurance too!

 

Whilst equestrianism now plays a smaller part in Sarah’s spare time she keeps very busy with cycling (a lot!), running (a lot less than she used to), dancing, going to the gym and to the cinema. Over the next few weeks Sarah will be gaining a thorough understanding of Endurance GB and its processes and will also be attending some of our upcoming Volunteer Conferences and Seminars, so please be sure to introduce yourselves and say hello!