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Mark Todd Bridging the Gap scholarship winner announced

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Katy Islip, 01 October 2014 09:31

A young rider is celebrating after impressing the selectors to be named recipient of the 2014/15 Mark Todd Bridging the Gap (MTBTG) eventing scholarship.Zoe Wilkinson, 24, from Oxfordshire, was chosen from a group of seven finalists by a judging panel made up of Sir Mark Todd, British Eventing (BE) accredited coaches Lizzel Winter and Gill Watson, and representatives from MTBTG ...

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Mark Todd Bridging the Gap scholarship winner announced

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Katy Islip, 01 October 2014 09:31

A young rider is celebrating after impressing the selectors to be named recipient of the 2014/15 Mark Todd Bridging the Gap (MTBTG) eventing scholarship.Zoe Wilkinson, 24, from Oxfordshire, was chosen from a group of seven finalists by a judging panel made up of Sir Mark Todd, British Eventing (BE) accredited coaches Lizzel Winter and Gill Watson, and representatives from MTBTG ...

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Silver for the Brits at penultimate FEI Eventing Nations Cup event

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Katy Islip, 30 September 2014 10:33

The four riders representing Team GB claimed second place at the second-to-last event of the 2014 FEI Eventing Nations Cup series last weekend, despite one rider having to withdraw before the cross-country phase.Sarah Bullimore, Tom McEwen, Nicky Roncoroni and Lucy Wiegersma, plus their mounts, had travelled to Waregem, Belgium, for the event which ran 25-28 September. They finished in second ...

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Riders celebrate their successes at 2014 EquestrianClearance.com British Riding Clubs BE(80)T championships

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Katy Islip, 29 September 2014 16:44

After a hard-fought final pitching two sections of grass roots eventers against one another, the 2014 EquestrianClearance.com British Riding Clubs BE(80)T champions have been crowned. Samantha Evans, from Hampshire, triumphed aboard her horse Toptimist Utopia, ahead of Amanda Walker riding Templefire, with Emma Sutton on Coltstown Glider completing the top three.Now in its sixth year, the Championships are the hugely ...

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Remember a loved one with World Horse Welfare legacy scheme

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Katy Islip, 29 September 2014 11:06

A charity is encouraging horse lovers to remember loved ones by planting a tree or sponsoring a bench or flowers in their name.At its four UK rescue and rehoming centres, World Horse Welfare (WHW) offers people the choice of sponsoring a tree or dedicating benches, bulbs or wild flowers to the memory of loved ones, from family members or friends ...

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Redwings bids fond farewell to oldest resident Laddy

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Katy Islip, 26 September 2014 09:00

Staff at Redwings horse sanctuary have said a very fond final farewell to their oldest resident Laddy, who has died aged 36.The beautiful palomino Laddy came into the charity’s care in July 2010 with his companion Ermine, and was successfully rehabilitated. However he had a heart condition which became progressively worse and by last Thursday, 18 September, the difficult decision ...

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Horse saved from watery end by fire service

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Katy Islip, 25 September 2014 16:07

An exhausted horse was saved from drowning by Kent Fire and Rescue Service after she ended up in a deep river at the weekend.The grey cob mare was spotted struggling in deep water at Alberta Caravan Park, Seasalter, Whitstable, on Saturday afternoon (20 September). She was up to her neck in the water and too weak to get herself out ...

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Rescued filly ready for new home after RSPCA rehabilitation

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Katy Islip, 24 September 2014 11:58

A tiny foal who made a miraculous recovery from the brink of death is now ready for a new home.Hope, a dark bay Thoroughbred type filly, was rescued by the RSPCA in April after being found collapsed in a field in Oxford. She is thought to have been just four and a half months old when she was found.She was ...

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Funding boost to help increase participation in eventing

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Katy Islip, 24 September 2014 10:08

A £16,000 grant is aiming to make the sport of eventing open to even more people by enabling more new one-day event competitions and training events to be held.British Eventing (BE), the sport’s governing body, is to receive a £16,000 Hoof Capital Funding Award to fund a range of equipment that’s necessary to run an event safely and efficiently, from ...

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Para dressage rider celebrates win at national championships

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Katy Islip, 23 September 2014 10:34

A para dressage rider is celebrating after notching up an impressive score to take home a national championship title.Roberta Sheffied, known as Bert, and her mount Double Agent, or Darcy, scored an impressive 70.81% to win the KBIS Para-dressage Grade III Championship at the LeMieux British Dressage National Championships at Stoneleigh Park, Warks.The pair first came together when Darcy was ...

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Team GB's young stars win bronze at FEI Young Rider European Championships

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Katy Islip, 22 September 2014 15:06

Celebrations are in order after the Team GB Young Rider squad clinched team bronze at the FEI 2014 Young Rider European Championships, held from 17-21 September in Vale Sabroso, Portugal.Adding to the excitement was the individual success of team member Holly Woodhead, who partnered Ian Woodhead and Heidi Woodhead’s DHI Lupison into individual silver.The team, which is sponsored by Askham ...

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