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Latest British Eventing News Headlines 2008

30 Oct 08

William Fox-Pitt Tops 2008 Rankings

After an incredibly successful eventing season, it comes as no surprise that William Fox-Pitt is the highest ranked 3 day event rider in the world this year. Two of his superb 4* rides, Ballincoola and Tamarillo took the top placings for the highest ranked horses this year. Ballincoola is owned ...

30 Oct 08

British Eventing Volunteer Awards 2008

The BE AGM was the venue for the BE Volunteer of the Year Awards, announced by Mike Etherington-Smith, BE Sport Director and kindly presented by Hugh Thomas, Director of The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Awarded to an outstanding volunteer who goes out of their w...

30 Oct 08

Summary of the Minutes of the AGM & EGM held on 29th October 2008

The 11th Annual General Meeting and an Extraordinary General Meeting was held on Wednesday 29th October 2007 at The Avon Suites, Warwick Complex, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warks CV8 2RN at 2pm BE Chairman, Mrs Alexandra Fox welcomed everyone to the AGM. A minute’s silence was called to remember...

27 Oct 08

William Fox-Pitt Wins HSBC FEI Classics Series

The HSBC FEI Classics Series culminated in the final event at Les Etoiles de Pau this weekend (23-26 October). This series was run over five of the major 4* events held around the world, including The Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials (24 -27 April), The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (1-5 May...

23 Oct 08

International Speakers at AoD Seminar

Attention all course builders! Capt. Mark Philips will take the course walk session around Burghley, and Eric Bull is flying over from America to demonstrate his work on portables at the International Academy of Cross Country Design and Build Course Builders Seminar (5th & 6th November). Las...

22 Oct 08

Pau Hosts Final Leg of the HSBC Classics

Following the British success at Le Lion last week, a strong field of British riders have made the long journey through France to contest the final leg of the inaugural HSBC FEI Classics at Pau, 23 – 26 October. The newly established HSBC FEI Classics is a series uniting the top end of the Internati...

22 Oct 08

Success for British Riders at Le Lion

The weekend proved to be a successful one for some of Britain’s top international riders at the Annual Young Horse Championships at Le Lion d’Angers held on the 16th – 19th October. Our riders had the opportunity to showcase their six and seven year old horses and they did not disappoint. In the...

Yogi with Princess Anne v4
21 Oct 08

The Queen's Award for Equestrianism

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, presented Lars Goran (Yogi) Breisner FBHS with the prestigious British Horse Society Queen’s Award for Equestrianism during a reception at Buckingham Palace on the 16 October. The Award, which is made on the recommendation of the Trustees of The Brit...

16 Oct 08

Equestrians join Olympic and Paralympic Heroes Parade

Individual and team bronze medalist Tina Cook and her bronze medalist team mate, Sharon Hunt join the Paralympians, Sophie Christiansen, Felicity Coultard, Anne Dunham, Simon Laurens and Lee Pearson for the Heroes Victory Parade through London today, starting at Mansion House in the City at 11am. ...

15 Oct 08

2008 Lycetts British Eventing Young Horse Championships

The 2008 British Eventing Young Horse Championships took place yesterday (14th October) at Tweseldown Racecourse, Hampshire. With both in-hand and ridden classes taking place, there was a spectacular selection of exciting young event horse prospects on display. There were 6 classes at the champion...