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British Equestrian announces definite entries for FEI Para Dressage World Championship
20th July 2022
British Equestrian and the British Dressage para selectors can today confirm the four horse and rider combinations, plus reserves, that will form their list of definite entries ahead of the FEI Para Dressage World Championship, set to take place in Herning, Denmark, from 6–14 August this year.
Selected entries, listed by grade then in alphabetical order by athlete surname: read more......
Riders Minds Launches Head First Campaign
11th May 2022
Leading equestrian mental health charity Riders Minds has launched their Head First campaign to raise awareness of the effects of concussion on mental health.
The campaign has been created following the concerning results of a study by Charles Owen which revealed that 6 in 10 riders suffer from depression after a concussion. The survey also found read more......
Informal Guidance to National Governing Bodies on the Participation of Russian and Belarussian sportspeople in a neutral capacity
28th March 2022
Following the illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the UK Government has taken a number of actions against Russia and Belarus in relation to sport. With regard to the participation of individuals in sporting events, the Government’s aim is to minimise the ability of Russian and Belarussian read more......
British Equestrians for Ukraine: week one update
22nd March 2022
Just over a week after launching, the team behind British Equestrians for Ukraine can report a successful start thanks to an overwhelming response from the equine community to help those displaced by the Russian invasion. The public fund set up via World Horse Welfare is currently running at over read more......
Showing Council Webinars
18th March 2022
Thank you to all who have attended the Showing Council’s Winter Webinar series, and in particular, the final presentation by Dr Jane Nixon MRCVS on Thursday evening: "Will we be riding in 20 years’ time?"
We were delighted there were 451 registrants for this thought provoking talk on Social Licence to Operate with Q&A's. Sadly we ran out of time for all the questions, but the panel of Kezia Allen, Elizabeth Beckerlegge, Sally Iggulden, Roly Owers and Jane Nixon, have kindly agreed to respond to the unanswered ones.
We took a poll before the presentation and again afterwards, the results were interesting. It asked: Will horse riding be acceptable in 20 years’ time?
Pre-presentation No: 17.58% Yes: 82.42%
Post-presentation No: 21.31% Yes: 78.69%
It was generally agreed that we all have much work to do and there will be difficult conversations along the way!
A new Performance Director for British Equestrian
9th March 2022
British Equestrian is delighted to announce that Helen Nicholls will join as Performance Director in early May to provide leadership of our elite talent World Class Programmes, funded by UK Sport and the National Lottery, and senior championship teams in the disciplines of dressage, eventing, jumping read more......
Riders Minds Awarded Charitable Status
20th February 2022
Equestrian mental health and well-being resource Riders Minds are thrilled to have been awarded charitable status, marking a big milestone for the organisation.
Formerly set up as a Community Interest Company, the Charity Commission for England read more......
Update on UK Equine Influenza (EI) activity
14th December 2021
For an update on UK Equine Influenza (EI) activity, please click the link below:
Government’s COVID Plan B brought in for England
13th December 2021
The government announced on Wednesday that England will move to ‘Plan B’ in response to the risks of the Omicron COVID variant.
For those living in England, this means: read more.......