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British Showjumping presents annual awards

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Justine Thompson, 12 April 2010 11:29

Harvey Smith, Ben Maher and Geoff Billington were among the great show jumpers honoured at a special award ceremony last week. The British Showjumping Awards Ball was held at the NEC Hilton Metropole on April 6, with more than 500 guests.There were 11 awards, including: Best Pony Rider of the Year - Jessica Mendoza (Chippenham, Wilts) Best Rider Under 21 (on ...

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British Showjumping presents annual awards

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Justine Thompson, 12 April 2010 11:29

Harvey Smith, Ben Maher and Geoff Billington were among the great show jumpers honoured at a special award ceremony last week. The British Showjumping Awards Ball was held at the NEC Hilton Metropole on April 6, with more than 500 guests.There were 11 awards, including: Best Pony Rider of the Year - Jessica Mendoza (Chippenham, Wilts) Best Rider Under 21 (on ...

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FEI World Cup dressage and jumping on H&C TV

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Justine Thompson, 12 April 2010 11:19

The FEI World Cup dressage and show jumping finals will be aired on Horse & Country TV this month.The Dressage Final 2010 from Hertogenbosch will be aired on Saturday April 17 at 9pm.The hour-long coverage includes the top six tests from the Kur, as well as footage from the previous Grand Prix competition. There will also be interviews with leading ...

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Richard Davison and family to demo at the British Open

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Justine Thompson, 08 March 2010 12:43

Triple Olympic dressage rider Richard Davison will be holding a dressage masterclass at the British Open Show Jumping Championships this April – together with members of his family. Richard will be joined by his wife Gillian, who has ridden internationally at Grand Prix level, and his show jumping son Joe, current British National Under-18s champion. Together they hope to demonstrate ...

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Peter Murphy leads BHS spring convention

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Justine Thompson, 23 February 2010 14:32

International Showjumper and event trainer Peter Murphy will lead this years British Horse Society National Spring Coaching Convention.   There will be two opportunities to see Peter as the Convention will be spread over two dates – at Merrist Wood, Guildford, Surrey on 13 April and Blackdyke Farm Riding Centre, Cumbria on 11 May. Peter has been involved in riding and competing ...

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Tim Stockdale demo in aid of hospice

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Justine Thompson, 22 February 2010 15:54

Top show jumper Tim Stockdale is giving a lecture and demo in aid of a Kent hospice. The event will be at Hadlow College in Tonbridge on Tuesday April 6, when Tim will discuss his career and hopes for the 2012 Olympics. Tim began his career at a young age and was second jockey to great show jumper Graham Fletcher.His ...

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Parelli at the British Open

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Justine Thompson, 15 February 2010 16:04

The Parelli team are back at the British Open following their success at the event last year. The Savvy Team - consisting of UK Parelli instructors, many who have just returned from time in the Florida with Pat Parelli - will be there all four days from April 7-10.Based at a dedicated arena – the Parelli Zone - they will ...

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Australian equine behaviourist comes to UK

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Justine Thompson, 08 February 2010 16:01

Renowned Australian Equine behaviourist Dr Andrew McLean is bringing his ethical training methods to the UK.Dr McLean, of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre in Victoria, combines both academic knowledge and equestrian achievement. He holds a degree in Zoology, a PhD in horse training psychology and teaches at universities and conferences around the world. Dr McLean has also competed in FEI ...

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Horsey rock stars perform at British Open

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Justine Thompson, 11 January 2010 16:59

A new rock band with strong equestrian links is set to perform at the British Open Show Jumping finals in April.Called Dakota, the Leamington Spa-based band is made up of show jumper Ben Talbot as vocalist and dressage guru Richard Davison’s son Tom on bass. The horsey duo are joined by Aaron Whelan on guitar and Rob Armitage on the ...

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Zara Phillips to compete at British Open Show Jumping

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Justine Thompson, 02 December 2009 11:19

Zara Phillips, William Fox-Pitt and Oliver Townend will be competing alongside international show jumpers at the British Open Show Jumping Championships next spring.The top eventers will take part in the British Open Indoor Cross Country on Thursday April 8 2010. There will be around 25 contestants in total, with vibrant music to enhance the competition and add to the energetic ...

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New show jumping class at British Open

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Justine Thompson, 23 November 2009 12:17

New members of British Showjumping and existing members of British Riding Clubs and the Pony Club are to get the chance to compete at The British Open Show Jumping Championships.Members of British Showjumping must have joined after Jan 1 2008 to qualify. And BRC and PC members must also join British Showjumping.Qualifying competitions will be held at selected BS shows ...

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