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Riders aim for British Riding Clubs festival

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Justine Thompson, 25 May 2010 09:42

British Riding Club members are gearing up for the Festival of the Horse next month.One of the most popular  classes is the new Challenge Class, a replacement for the cross-country competition, which continues for a second year under the sponsorship of NAF.The new format is a test of the horse and rider’s ability to negotiate a course of seven to ...

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Riders aim for British Riding Clubs festival

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Justine Thompson, 25 May 2010 09:42

British Riding Club members are gearing up for the Festival of the Horse next month.One of the most popular  classes is the new Challenge Class, a replacement for the cross-country competition, which continues for a second year under the sponsorship of NAF.The new format is a test of the horse and rider’s ability to negotiate a course of seven to ...

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Big names in eventing head for Jumpcross

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Justine Thompson, 04 May 2010 14:01

Some big names in eventing have already put themselves forward for the JumpCross Eventers’ Challenge next month.Entries are in from Oliver Townend, Piggy French and last year’s winner, Angus Smales, among others.The event at Grange Farm in Wittering, Cambridgeshire on June 22 is set over an undulating course, featuring plenty of water obstacles and knock-down fences.JumpCross founder and course designer ...

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Lining up for Man V Horse marathon

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Justine Thompson, 04 May 2010 11:37

Think you could beat a horse in a race?Probably not. But there are some people who believe they could and they’re already lining up for the man versus horse race next month in Llanwrtyd Wells, Brecknockshire. Pitting man against horse and rider, over terrain including farm tracks, footpaths, forestry roads, wetland and moorland, the 22-mile race has gained the small ...

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Women and children to benefit from polo

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Justine Thompson, 08 March 2010 16:29

School children and women riders are to benefit from new initiatives in polo in 2010.Model Jodie Kidd has this week launched the ‘Polo in the Park’ event at London’s Hurlingham Club, which is part of a world series of polo competitions.This year it is to be run with new rules designed to make it faster, more furious and more inclusive ...

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Great day for spectators and riders at first JumpCross Eventer’s challenge

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Justine Thompson, 27 June 2009 10:44

A DELIGHTED Angus Smales went home £2,500 richer after capturing the inaugural Lincoln JumpCross Eventer’s Challenge - a new fixture on the summer calendar.Held at Grange Farm, Wittering, the JumpCross headquarters, the event attracted more than 30 leading event riders chasing the £5,000 prize fund.Robin Dunlop designed an innovative and thought-provoking course, which tested both horse and rider chasing the ...

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Great polo and a country fair

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Justine Thompson, 09 June 2009 10:29

Horse and countryside lovers are in for a real treat with world-class polo combined with a great country fair on June 20.The season's first International Test Match is to be held at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire – and will see England up against Australasia in a thrilling sporting centrepiece to the annual Beaufort Country Fair.England will be looking ...

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Photocomp announced at Bramham

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Justine Thompson, 05 May 2009 16:24

Visitors to this year’s Bramham International Horse Trials are being asked to take their cameras to enter a special competition.The organizers want everyone to snap photos that epitomize the event – and enter their best ones into a competition to find the cover shot for next year’s programme. Plus, the winner will receive season Members’ passes for the event. Whatever ...

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Jim Masterson massage clinics

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Justine Thompson, 10 March 2009 15:49

Renown US equine massage therapist Jim Masterson is flying to Britain in June for a series of teaching sessions.Jim was Integrated Equine Performance Bodyworker for the US Equestrian Team at the 06 World Games and 08 World Endurance Championships, and is founder of the Masterson method of equine bodywork.Equine Therapist Jim recognised that horses exhibit certain responses to human touch ...

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British Riding Clubs Festival of the Hunter proves a success

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Amanda Stevenson, 26 June 2008 11:00

The 2008 Festival of the Hunter sponsored by Kbis Equestrian Insurance enjoyed glorious sunshine this year. The new two-day format, which took place from May 31-June 1, proved a resounding success for the Festival which was held at Washbrook Farm, Aston-le-Walls near Daventry, Northants. The Senior Novice was a busy class on Saturday morning with a win in the individual for Alys ...

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JumpCross to make its tv debut

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Amanda Stevenson, 20 June 2008 16:46

Horse and Country TV (Sky channel 280) will be showing a one-hour programme on JumpCross. The horselovers channel will be filming the competition at Grange Farm, Peterborough, on Saturday 28th June and further details of when the programme is to be shown will be posted on the website JumpCross website shortly (www.jumpcross.com). JumpCross is a challenging new equestrian discipline - a cross-country sport which ...

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