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Ponies To Be Fit Not Fat for the Future With NPS and Baileys Horse Feeds

Having been concerned about the current trend for overweight ponies for several years, the National Pony Society has teamed up with long-term partners, Baileys Horse Feeds to relaunch the Fit for the Future initiative. “Although the situation is improving, there is still more work to be done to educate competitors and judges on the optimum …

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Search is on to find top UK veterinary nurse of 2022

Animal charity, Blue Cross has opened nominations for its annual search for the UK‘s ‘Veterinary Nurse of the year’ and is calling on pet owners and veterinary practices to put forward their star vet nurses. The award recognises the dedication of the country’s vet nurses and their invaluable support to their veterinary teams, the nation’s …

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The Queen’s Balmoral Leia Crowned Champion

The Queen’s Highland pony mare, Balmoral Leia was crowned overall mountain and moorland accolade on day two of Royal Windsor Horse Show by judge, David Puttock. Five-year-old Leia won her breed class and championship en route to the supreme title. She is by Balmoral Lord, whom producer Lizzie Briant explained sadly died of grass sickness, …

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Grangebank Stud award to give least experienced children recognition

As part of its exciting new series of classes to be held at its summer championship show, the BSPS announced the ‘GRANGEBANK Stud Awards’ for children competing in lead rein, first pony and cradle stakes classes. Sashes will be awarded in no less than 40 classes. To be eligible to win a sash, children must …

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The BSPS announce new Gribbin family ‘Future Stars Young Pony of the Year’ for 4, 5, and 6-year-old ponies.

In this exciting new championship, we’ll see classes for show ponies, show hunter ponies, intermediates and mountain and moorland mixed breeds. There will be associated special awards for riders under 17 years in the show ponies, 20 in the show hunter ponies and 25 in the intermediates, as well as sashes for the best 4, …

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Native Ponies Prove their versatility to claims first PC Search for a Star spots

These three ponies and riders made history when they took the first spots in the SEIB Search for a Star Pony Club final to be held at Your Horse Live in the autumn. The first ever SFAS Pony Club lead rein class was won by Worcestershire Hunt branch member, Charlotte Knight, 5, riding her mother …

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Qualifying Stories: Scarlett and Ollie Jump to Joy

By words and images by Summer Williams Scarlett Williams, 14, had an unforgettable Easter holiday winning two RIHS tickets riding Emma Parkinson’s 153cm Roving Pedlar [Ollie]. Scarlett and Ollie are a new combination starting out in the bigger classes this year. Scarlett said: “I went in to the 2022 season with only a few aims …

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The SSADL return to London International Horse Show for second final!

The Senior Showing and Dressage Ltd. (SSADL) have announced their return to the London International Horse Show which will be held at the Excel Centre, London from 15th -19th December 2022. The SSADL/London International Horse Show Grand Finals will take place on Saturday 17th December. As ever, the series is open to home produced horses …

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A new sponsor for the SSADL Longines Royal International Horse Show Grand Finals

Following the success of the 2021 series and Grand Finals held at the Longines Royal International Horse Show The PRP Rescue Services/SSADL Longines Royal International Horse Show qualifiers for 2022 are now under way!  The series is open to home produced horses and ponies, 15 years and over, from all equestrian disciplines. “We are absolutely …

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Qualifying stories: Izzy Does Double!

Written by Summer Williams Pictured: Izzy Collier and 143cm winner ‘Beech Hall Ryan’ Thirteen-year-old Izzy Collier made the BSPS area 7 show at Aston le Walls a double win on her 143cm plaited worker ‘Beech Hall Ryan’ and 153cm plaited worker ‘Lisnadrishna TicTac’ collecting both tickets for the 2022 Royal International Horse Show in July. …

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A last minute team effort paid off for west Wales based Rose Sinclair James and her ladies hunter, Cloneyhea Clancy.

Rose and Clancy secured their RIHS ladies hunter ticket at the Wiltshire Spring Show despite spending over an hour sat on the M4’s hard shoulder, waiting for recovery.  Rose and her mother Kay were forced to take the unscheduled break on the way to the show after a blowout.  “After the blow out, a great …

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BSPS Announce New Robert Oliver Showman Award

The British Show Pony Society has announced a new initiative to spot and nurture talented young riders in honour of supreme showman, Robert Oliver.   During the 2022, season members of the BSPS Council will be talent spotting young competitors in each of following categories: show ponies, show hunter ponies, working hunter ponies, heritage working …

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BSPS AND NPS JOIN FORCES TO SET BREEDERS CHALLENGE

Two of our leading pony societies, the British Show Pony Society has and National Pony Society, have announced that they have joined forces to bring a new initiative promoting the Breeding of British Riding Ponies to the BSPS Summer Championships.   In selected classes, the highest placed mare will be entered into The Breeders Challenge, with …

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THE BSPS HERITAGE SUPREME CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO LONDON

In an exciting announcement for mountain and moorland exhibitors, the British Show Pony Society have confirmed that their BSPS Heritage Supreme Championship will once again be hosted by the London International Horse Show. It will be judged on the morning of the 19th of December 2022 at the Excel Arena, London Docklands and the prizegiving …

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Competitors, judges and organisers rallied together at the UK Ponies and Horses Spring Classic show to ensure that all ponies in the RIHS mountain and moorland working hunter pony qualifying classes were able to jump before the dying light stopped play.

UK Ponies and Horses chairperson, Julie Templeton, explained that the committee responded to calls from last season’s competitors to include training stakes classes in their schedule in the run-up to the show. “Having based our timing calculations on our previous entries from previous shows, we had the day planned with the aim of finishing jumping …

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A Brilliant First Impression

Report by Beth Simons Images supplied by Emmpix and Ellena Thomas Miranda Hughes’ Towergate First Impression [Cracker] enjoyed a superb weekend of showing under Miranda’s daughter, Tabitha Hughes, 10, culminating in them taking the overall supreme championship. Tabitha and Cracker won the RIHS first ridden and mini championship en route to the supreme having already …

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We need to act now to help the future of horse riding as we know it.

The biggest threat to equestrianism in the western world; social licence to operate? Leading vet, Dr Jane Nixon MRCVS, Chair of The Showing Council and British Horse Foundation presented a fascinating and informative webinar titled: ‘The biggest threat to equestrianism in the western world; social licence to operate’, on the 17th March. Supported by SEIB …

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Dales Pony Society Education and Training Bursaries

The Dales Pony Society has opened applications for two Education and Training Bursaries. The bursary will offer financial assistance two young Dales Pony Society members to access further training up to the value of £250 each. There will be two categories, one for applicants under 18 years old on January 1st, 2022, and one for …

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SEIB open nominations for the SEIB Yard of the Year Awards

Nominations for the third 2022 SEIB Insurance Brokers Yard of the Year Awards are open. The awards celebrate excellence in competition, teaching, training and horse care. SEIB have teamed up with Horse & Hound to help provide recognition for the top yards across the country. The proprietors of the short-listed yards will be invited to …

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SEIB Announce new Search for a Star class for Pony Club members in 2022 

The SEIB Search for a Star team have announced an exciting new opportunity for Pony Club members in 2022. The Search for a Star Pony Club Championship will be held at Your Horse Live. It will be an introduction to showing for members of all ages. Members from lead rein through to young adults can …

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One of Scotland’s top equestrian events, The Scottish Horse Show, will not take place in 2022

Mrs Tweetie Nimmo, the Show’s Chairman recently made the announcement with a caveat that she hoped that it would return in 2023 with a new structure. Over the years the Show has built up a favourable reputation with exhibitors both north and south of the Border with an abundance of qualifying classes for HOYS. Contrary …

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Shire horse fans can watch Shire Horse Society National Show live

The Shire Horse Society National Show has teamed up with Horse & Country to live stream coverage of the show for the first time in 2022, allowing Shire horse fans to watch from the comfort of their own homes. Enthusiasts will be able to watch the show live on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of …

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Wide fences, galloping natives and average marks: all you need to know about the 2022 BSPS judge’s conference.

BSPS Chair, Paul Cook led the 2022 BSPS judge’s conference at the Leicester Marriott Hotel on February 5th for the last time before handing over to the incoming chair, Joanne Pybus. Mountain and Moorland Fence Widths It was confirmed that the BSPS will be revoking its decision to increase the width of spreads in mountain …

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Horse of the Year Show announce Dartmoors to have their own class!

The Horse of the Year Show has announced an expansion of its Mountain and Moorland ridden section and we were thrilled to see yet another native breed, the Dartmoor, have its own class at the final. Previously Dartmoor ponies have been judged alongside Exmoor and Shetland ponies. Throughout the season there will now be some individual …

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Horse of the Year Show announce exciting new opportunity for junior Mountain and Moorland exhibitors!

Mountain and Moorland classes have enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity over the last few years. In a bid to reflect this trend and offer yet more opportunities for younger riders to participate in the show, Horse of the Year Show has announced an exciting new class: the Mountain and Moorland 122cm Junior Working Hunter …

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Gloves to keep the cold at bay!

We’ve heard there’s a cold snap on the way, so get ahead and bag yourself some warm gloves to keep your fingers warm while you ride. Ariat-Insulated-Tek-Grip-Gloves Busse All Round Winter Gloves Woof Wear Precision Thermal Riding Gloves HV Polo Tech Winter Riding Gloves Hy5 Thinsulate Leather Winter Riding Gloves Roeckl Polartec Gloves

The British Show Horse Association (BSHA) has made three exciting announcements for 2022!

The first is a new scheme to provide support for amateur riders. A list of accredited trainers will be available on the BSHA website along with information on how to book a clinic in your area. Each trainer on the list has enjoyed a successful career in showing and has a long-standing relationship with the …

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Top tips to protect property from PCSO Judith Parr

PCSO Judith Parr works within the Pembrokeshire Rural Crime Team. As part of her role, she routinely advises the rural citizens and business owners on crime prevention. When she’s not in uniform, she can often be found helping her daughter, Lucy, at shows. As someone who knows our industry and works in the field, we …

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New Year, new horse: Getting the right start!

Senior veterinarian at Little Rock Equine Vets, BSHA judge, and exhibitor, Lucy Penrose BVMedSci BVM BVS MRCVS, gives us her tips for responsibly getting our horses back ship-shape for the season. ‘As the show calendars start coming out for 2022 and we pencil in the dates, it’s important to consider is timings and preparation. First …

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Bedmax becomes first company accredited to BETA’s new Bedding Industry Manufacturing Standard

Bedmax has become the first equine bedding company to become British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) NOPS accredited. The scheme aims to minimise the risk of contamination by naturally occurring prohibited substances (NOPS) in equine bedding products. This means that products from BEDMAX’s range, including Littlemax, Stockmax shavings and the recently launched, Strawmax straw pellet bedding, …

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New legislation affects horse owners in France

A new law published in the Official Journal of the French Republic in December has three interesting repercussions for horse owners. Firstly, a ‘knowledge certificate’ is required for all private horse owners. Owners not already licenced under a governing body will be required to undertake education to demonstrate their knowledge about equine management and the …

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Supreme Products Brand Ambassador Search

Supreme Products are kick starting 2022 by adding three new riders to Team Supreme. A brand ambassador competition will be run across their social media channels, looking for a rider from each of the following three categories: showing, dressage and eventing/showjumping. They are searching for riders who regularly compete and who have a strong social …

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