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Date added: 01/03/2012 Britain are drawn 6th to go in the Wellington Nations Cup

Britain are drawn 6th to go in the Wellington Nations Cup

Thursday 01 March 2012

Britain are drawn 6th to go in the Wellington Nations Cup
Great Britain are drawn 6th to go in the Wellington Nations Cup. The Nations Cup will take place tomorrow (Friday) at 19:00 local time (approximately 00:00 GMT time)
 
Team will consist of:
- Scott Brash and Sanctos Van Het Gravenhof, owned by Lady Pauline Kirkham and Lady Pauline Harris.
 
- Tina Fletcher and Hello Sailor, owned by Lady Pauline Harris.
 
- Ben Maher and Tripple X III, jointly owned by Ben and Quainton Stud.
 
- Nick Skelton and Big Star, owned by Beverley Widdowson.
 
For start lists and results please visit www.equestriansport.com
 
The British Showjumping Teams are supported by Exchequer and National Lottery funding via UK Sport.

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Date added: 28/02/2012 Which Tack? Competition MARCH

£150 of PRIZES for BEST PRODUCT ENTRY & REVIEW in March 2012.

Inter Equine Limited has kindly donated £150 worth of gift vouchers to spend on the Inter Equine Webstore!!!

Entry is so simple, all that is required is you submit a Product and Review that product on the Which Tack? website. You can submit as many as you would like to increase your chance to win. All product entries in March with reviews will be judged and the winners announced on April 1st 2012.

Prizes:

Winner £100.00

Second £30.00

Third £20.00

 

 

 

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Date added: 25/02/2012 School children denied chance to visit hunt meet

School children denied chance to visit hunt meet Charlotte White, H&H deputy news editor 24 February, 2012 Subscribe to Horse & Hound and save up to 35% today Children at a Huntingdon primary school were denied a visit to the Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace hunt after complaints from a parent. Pupils from Ashbeach School in Ramsey St Mary were due to attend a meet at Ellington on 7 February. But the trip was cancelled after a parent threatened to turn up with a group of antis. Joint-master Mike Burman said: “The school has brought children to this meet for 20 years. “However the meet was called off anyway because of frost.” William Burton, Eastern regional director for the Countryside Alliance said: “It is a real shame that just because of one parent’s prejudices, the children have been prevented from watching one of the British countryside’s oldest and finest traditions. “The children would not have been going out with the hunt but instead would have experienced the atmosphere at a meet, and got up close with the beautiful horses and hounds.” Ashbeach School hit the headlines last year after a parent complained that pupils had been taken to watch wildfowling.

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Date added: 22/02/2012 H&H's show number issue hits the shops tomorrow

H&H's show number issue hits the shops tomorrow

A champion show pony

Make a note in your diary — tomorrow's Horse & Hound (23 February) is our unmissable show number.

 

With more than 200 pages, including extensive show listings in all disciplines from around the country, this bumper issue is your essential guide to the season.

 

We uncover what’s new for 2012 and reveal how and where you can receive free training.

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Date added: 14/02/2012 Piggy French’s first four-star horse Flintlock II has died.

Piggy French’s first four-star horse, Flintlock II, has died

Piggy French and Flintlock II at Burnham Market 2004

Pippa Roome, H&H eventing editor

17 February, 2012

Flintlock II, the horse who gave Piggy French her first four-star rides, died on 10 February, aged 24.

Emma Moses, Piggy’s friend and former groom who rode the horse in retirement, said: “Flintlock was found in his field at home last Friday morning by his owner Prudy Finch. Everyone who knew ‘Fliddy’ is devastated at this sudden loss.”

Flintlock (pictured at Burnham Market in 2004), a 16.1hh bay gelding by Chairlift, was Piggy's partner for her first taste of success at European level when she won a young rider team gold with him in 2001, finishing fourth individually.

Piggy completed her first Burghley with Flintlock in 2002 and her first Badminton in 2003. They completed Burghley again that autumn, with clear jumping rounds across country on all three four-star outings.

“The times I had with Flintlock and his owners [Prudence and Rebecca Finch] will always be very special to me,” said Piggy. “I owe both them and him a lot.”

“It is always so sad to lose a horse and it was a shock to us all, but I know he had enjoyed a lovely retirement and a very good quality of life. I will always have very fond memories of him.”

Piggy campaigned Flintlock until the end of 2004 and from 2005 until 2008 Emma competed him at open pre-novice and novice level.

Emma added: “I have been fortunate enough to have been Flintlock’s jockey since he retired from top level eventing with Piggy. He has been a true friend to me and has taught me so much with my riding as well as giving me confidence.”

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