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It's all about Avebury!

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Imogen Johnson, 20 September 2014 11:00

The success of everyone's favourite grey, Avebury, has seen Andrew Nicholson awarded with The British Horse Foundation and Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2014 breeder’s prize.This special award (accompanied with a generous cheque for £1000), given for the highest placed British bred horse, is a much deserved accolade for Andrew’s homebred gelding following his incredible third consecutive win at Burghley ...

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It's all about Avebury!

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Imogen Johnson, 20 September 2014 11:00

The success of everyone's favourite grey, Avebury, has seen Andrew Nicholson awarded with The British Horse Foundation and Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2014 breeder’s prize.This special award (accompanied with a generous cheque for £1000), given for the highest placed British bred horse, is a much deserved accolade for Andrew’s homebred gelding following his incredible third consecutive win at Burghley ...

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Be part of Your Horse Live and learn from Lynn Russell!

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Imogen Johnson, 19 September 2014 10:52

2014 demonstrator and show ring superstar Lynn Russell will be putting on a number of fantastic demonstrations at Your Horse Live this November and she needs your help to do it. During her demos she’ll cover what showing judges look for by commenting on horse and rider combinations in a simulated class in the Nettex Arena. Lynn will tell the ...

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Pilgrimage to Rome is trip of a lifetime for Ann

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Katy Islip, 19 September 2014 09:59

A horse lover is undertaking the trip of a lifetime by making a pilgrimage to Rome with her horses for charity.Ann Bishop, from Essex, left the UK on 1 September to drive her ponies Pebbles, Samson, and Jack Sparrow all the way to Italy.The group, supported by Ann’s family and friends, is following a route known as the Via Francigena ...

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National success for Darlington and District Riding Club at the NAF British Riding Club Championships

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Gabbi Berrill, 17 September 2014 15:12

Despite a very early 3am start for some of the members of Darlington and District Riding Club, it was all worth it after they claimed a first place title at the NAF British Championships this year. Darlington’s winning foursome comprised of Katie Walton riding Uerlybet Van De Moortelshoeve, Georgie Morrison riding Ditch Digger, Amy Lawrence riding Cofi B and Penny ...

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Whittington wins Blenheim

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Imogen Johnson, 15 September 2014 14:57

The crowd erupted with cheers as British rider Francis Whittington took the title in a nail biting finish to the Blenheim Horse Trials CCI*** yesterday afternoon. Riding Catherine Witt’s Easy Target, Francis was delighted to take his first major international win and the crowd was equally delighted for him. His win came after a nervous wait while William Fox-Pitt rode ...

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Puppy killed at Burghley Horse Trials

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Becky Statham, 10 September 2014 15:15

Police are appealing for information after a puppy was killed by another dog at the Burghley Horse Trials on Saturday 6 September. The incident happened at about 4pm as a 20-year-old woman was walking with her 10-week-old miniature long-haired dachshund on a lead. -->The puppy was attacked by a dog described as a Staffy-cross, with a mottled effect brown coat. Its ...

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Nicholson makes history at Burghley

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Imogen Johnson, 08 September 2014 09:34

After a fantastic weekend of dressage, cross-country and show jumping Andrew Nicholson made history yesterday afternoon, riding Avebury to victory at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. For the third year in a row he and Avebury took the Burghley title with a final score of 48.1. Following the cross-country on Saturday Clare Balding interviewed Andrew for the BBC asking ...

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Fit to ride invites you to go ball crazy at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

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Becky Statham, 04 September 2014 16:54

Following on from the amazing success of last year's stability ball event at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, Fit To Ride are back again on Saturday 13 September at 11.30am in the Attractions Arena for a mass ball session.  Fit to Ride invites members of the public to an exciting opportunity to join Jon Pitts and world class event riders ...

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Sam Griffiths looks ahead to Burghley

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Becky Statham, 04 September 2014 10:10

Australian eventer Sam Griffiths is in with a shot at Grand Slam glory this season and he believes there’s every chance he can take another step towards the most difficult triple in three-day eventing. After a win at Badminton the next challenge on the three-step path to achieving the Grand Slam is to win the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. ...

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Interview with Andrew Hoy and Gina Ruck

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Imogen Johnson, 02 September 2014 14:21

Ahead of this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials we spoke to two of the riders preparing to compete at the event later this week. Previous Burghley winner Andrew Hoy and first timer Gina Ruck told us they’re both excited to compete – Andrew’s even been giving fist time Burghley competitor Gina some expert tips! See what they said when ...

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