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Oli loses out at Pau

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Justine Thompson, 26 October 2009 12:37

Oli Townend lost his overnight lead at Les Etoilles de Pau in France at the weekend after knocking up a cricket score in the show jumping.Oli had a jumping fence in hand entering into the final phase with the brilliant 14-year-old Carousel Quest. The horse had given his all the day before in the cross country.Unfortunately, however, the pair hit ...

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Oli loses out at Pau

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Justine Thompson, 26 October 2009 12:37

Oli Townend lost his overnight lead at Les Etoilles de Pau in France at the weekend after knocking up a cricket score in the show jumping.Oli had a jumping fence in hand entering into the final phase with the brilliant 14-year-old Carousel Quest. The horse had given his all the day before in the cross country.Unfortunately, however, the pair hit ...

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Smaller show jumping class a hit with kids

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Justine Thompson, 19 October 2009 13:58

Young show jumpers and their parents have given the thumbs up for the new 65cm Trailblazers classes. With categories for 12 years and under, plus 16 years and under, the smaller height classes are the latest addition to Trailblazers’ national show jumping series sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB). Sisters Corinne, aged 11, and Morag Molyneux, 9, were among the first ...

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Polocrosse Internationals feature on Sky

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Justine Thompson, 13 October 2009 16:28

Polocrosse – an extreme sport best described as lacrosse on horseback - is to be featured on Sky TV later this month.The International Polocrosse Test match series between the UK and South Africa will be broadcast in four parts on Sky Sports 2 Digital, Sky Sports 3 Digital and Sky Sports Xtra between October 27-30.The coverage will also be available from ...

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Ellen wins 'everything' at HOYS

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Justine Thompson, 12 October 2009 10:57

Show jumping golden girl Ellen Whitaker had a fabulous Horse of the Year Show – winning the famous Puissance event as well as the Speed Horse of the Year class for a record fourth time.With her form improving with every class, she went on to take the top spot and 1st prize of £7,500 in the most prestigious class of ...

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Katie Price at HOYS

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Justine Thompson, 05 October 2009 12:30

Katie Price will be at the Horse of the Year Show this Friday and Saturday.The controversial equestrienne will be taking part in signings to promote her range of equestrian clothing, KP Equestrian.Signings will take place in the HOYS Retail Village on the Derby House Stand at 6pm on Friday 9 and midday on Saturday 10.Katie was also at HOYS last ...

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My Little Pony annual convention

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Justine Thompson, 24 August 2009 13:09

My Little Pony fans from around the world will converge on Sheffield in October to take part in PonyCon 2009.The event in celebration of the cult 1980s toy takes place at the Sheffield Megacentre – with this year’s theme being ‘Ponies Around the World’.Highlights of the Convention will include display and trade stalls, games and competitions for adults and children ...

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Scurry racing returns to HOYS

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Justine Thompson, 20 July 2009 11:46

The Osborne Refrigerators Scurry Racing is returning to the Horse of the Year Show this year.During this event, pairs of ponies pull a scurry vehicle round a twisting course at breathtaking speed and the fastest pair clear wins. The aim of the competition is for the drivers to steer their ponies through a series of gates made up of between 12 ...

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The Shires are back at HOYS

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Justine Thompson, 07 July 2009 09:58

The Shire Horse of the Year Championship class is returning to HOYS this year after a seven-year absence.Bradford-based Clayton Transport will be sponsoring the class at the Horse of the Year Show for the first time, and it promises to be a spectacular showcase for Britain’s Shire Horses.The Championship will take place during Sunday Evening’s Gala performance at the event ...

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Musical theme to HOYS

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Justine Thompson, 01 July 2009 10:55

There is a musical theme to the Horse of the Year Show in October with a specially choreographed Phantom of the Opera act performed by movie stunt team, Daniel Naprous and the Devil’s Horsemen. Alongside Daniel and the daredevil stuntmen, the young stars of the Cheshire Hunt North Pony Club will also have everyone on their feet with their very ...

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Red Dragon endurance results

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Justine Thompson, 14 October 2008 10:36

The 2008 Red Dragon Festival of Endurance was a huge success this year despite the poor weather. More than 300 riders competing over varying distances enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Mid Wales and competed for a huge array of prizes. Organiser Pat Conn was delighted with the high number of entrants and the success of the event. British Horse Feeds ...

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