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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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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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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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Charity rug sale

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Justine Thompson, 13 October 2008 14:20

The Horse Trust is selling off some of its rugs to help fund its work caring for neglected horses and ponies.The charity in Princes Risborough, Bucks, has received so many donations of rugs it now has more than it can use itself.“We are so grateful for all the gifts we have received, but our rug store is now overflowing so ...

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BSJA Area 25 announces winter novice riders tour

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Amanda Stevenson, 06 August 2008 09:20

BSJA Area 25, Kingswood EC and Prescott EC have today agreed to the running of a £1000 winter novice rider’s tour from October 2008 through to March 2009. The tour will be run over every British Novice and Discovery class, on a point basis, at both centres this winter and is open to all members of the BSJA around the ...

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Katie Price to ride at Horse of the Year Show

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Amanda Stevenson, 05 August 2008 12:49

The world’s most famous horse show returns to The NEC in October this year (8th – 12th) to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee and will feature special new elements including a Dressage masterclass with Katie Price and her riding trainer Andrew Gould.  With the most spectacular programme of events ever seen at Britain’s biggest indoor equestrian show, Horse of the Year ...

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