EnduranceEurope Bulletins

mercredi 11 août 2010

Great Britain: HorseHage for Team GBR horses sets off for WEG in Kentucky

Horseandhound.co.uk - Full Article

Abigail Butcher, H&H head of news
11 August, 2010

Team GBR's horses may not be flying out to the World Equestrian Games (WEG) until mid September, but their feed is on its way.

This week, supplies of HorseHage — which has supplied the British equestrian team since 1984 — was loaded into containers and has set off for Kentucky.

The team at Fox Feeds Ltd in Hertfordshire, a regional licensed HorseHage producer, pitched in to load a container with High Fibre HorseHage and Rygrass. It will be now be shipped out to the US in advance of the Team GB horses' arrival.

British World Class performance director Will Connell said: "We are very grateful to Marksway HorseHage for their support of Team GBR...

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jeudi 29 juillet 2010

Great Britain: Scottish Endurance Riding Championships 2010

Friesianscotland.com - Full Article

Published on Monday 19th July 2010

While searching through the internet one evening looking for shows to take my horses to I came across a link to the Scottish endurance riding club (SERC) and noticed an event taking place at Scone palace which is not far from us at all. I have had a number of people asking me over the last few years about the suitability of friesian horses for endurance, although I see no reason why a Friesian could not be used for endurance riding I could not say that I knew of any as I had never taken an interest in this sport. I read through the SERC website and thought this may be the perfect opportunity to give it a go as the Scottish championships were to be held from the 16 and 18th July at Scone palace.

As I was completely new to this I decided to do the non competitive ride on the friday which I believe was 21k. I rode Oscar and we were joined by my mother riding her mare Silke, Kirsty Moore who rode our 8 year old mare Iris and Roland Holmes who rode his own Friesian mare Sarina, bought from Friesians Scotland two years ago. We were all looking forward to the ride, three of us had no experience of endurance/pleasure rides but our fourth rider Kirsty kept us right. Kirstys usual mount is a 13.2hh Icelandic pony and so our 16hh Friesian mare Iris was quite a big difference in height and the length of stride took some getting used to but the pair got along very well together. I have to say the whole experience was great, all four of us really enjoyed the ride and most importantly so did the horses which makes such a big difference...

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Great Britain: Mirfield horse rider Susi saddles up for Mongol Derby

News.bbc.co.uk - Full Article 26 July 2010 A horse rider from Mirfield is preparing for the challenge of her life as she heads to Mongolia to take part in a 600 mile dash on horseback. Susi Sadler is one of just a handful of British riders joining the epic race across the bleak Mongolian Steppe. Susi is back in the saddle after being thrown off her horse, Rudi, and suffering a serious facial injury. She says: "Doing this will really prove to me that I'm back riding and back to how I was before the accident." Twenty-eight-year-old Susi is hoping that racing in the Mongol Derby will raise money for Operation Smile, a charity which helps children across the world who suffer from facial deformities such as cleft lips and cleft palates... Read more here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bradford/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8854000/8854955.stm

mercredi 7 juillet 2010

Great Britain: Endurance champs for Riding Clubs returns

Horsetalk.co.nz - Full Article

July 8, 2010

Britain's Riding Clubs Endurance Championships have returned after seven years, as a result of the growing popularity of endurance as a competitive equestrian sport.

The championships started in 1998 and, organised by experienced endurance rider and organisers, John and Jane Hudson, ran for 6 years at the popular Alfred's Tower ride. The competition was well supported by local riding clubs and attracted 18 to 20 teams, around 80 riders, mainly from the south west, but was stopped when the Alfred's Tower Ride ceased.

Following their move to the West Country, John and Jane started a new ride to the east of Exmoor and decided to reinvent the riding clubs Championship...

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mercredi 30 juin 2010

Great Britain: Alison Saunders has reached the Summit of Kilimanjaro


30th June 2010

ALISON SAUNDERS HAS REACHED THE SUMMIT OF KILIMANJARO..... all in aid of fundraising for the British Endurance Team for WEG

It’s not just EGB members who are involved in the fundraising for our British Team this year...

Alison Saunders, friend of Nicky Sherry and supporter of endurance riding, is raising funds through sponsorship to climb Kilimanjaro...

Alison Saunders started her climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro around the 20th of June . Alison lives very close to Nicky and uses Bodmin Moor as part of her training. Most weekends Nicky has caught her up while she is striding across the moor and she has been able to catch up on how her training is going. Nicky tells us that “over the last few months she has increased the distance she walks carrying a rucksack on her back with around 5/6 kgs of weight in it. Apart from this she is training in the gym, attending spinning classes (static cycling), weight training, using the cross trainers and training walks. She works near to the Quantocks and so has been up there striding across the hills as well. Last week she had a week’s holiday and managed to cover around 60 miles walking!! She is very dedicated to the cause and I have every confidence that she will complete the climb - the only obstacle in her path being that she will not know until she gets there whether she will suffer from altitude sickness.”

Alison has become an expert in not only getting herself fit and her diet but in carrying lightweight articles of all clothing. Nicky has had many a conversation on this with her and it is quite incredible what you can get. Alison works in the NHS and has got a lot of support from fellow work mates and so we are now asking you to put your hands into your pockets and supporting Alison by giving a few pence towards her success and helping our team in their quest in Kentucky.

Simply make a donation through the Kentucky Fundraising page on the Endurance GB website - http://www.endurancegb.co.uk/cat/catindex.asp?d=4

mercredi 9 juin 2010

Spain: Kaliber Fair Play in Andalucia

GGJineteraid.blogspot.com - Mas

Juego Limpio en el Kaliber-Andalucia

Ya han sido comunicado los resultados de los once controles Antidoping que se realizaron en el V Kaliber-Andalucia.

Los resultados de todos ellos han dado NEGATIVO.

Se hicieron controles a ganadores de etapas, por sorteo y a caballos con problemas anteriores a la etapa en la que se les controló. Y todos ellos han dado el resultado que todos los aficionados a los caballos y a la resistencia en particular deseamos...

They have already been communicated the results of the eleven drug test conducted in the V Kaliber-Andalucia.

The results of all tested negative.

Checks were made to winners of stages by drawing horses and previous problems to the stage in which they controlled. And they all have the result that all horse lovers and we want the resistance in particular...

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mercredi 26 mai 2010

Great Britain: Endurance test awaits in opening event of season


Published Date: 26 May 2010
THE West Riding group of Endurance GB is holding its first event of the season at Wharncliffe Chase, near Sheffield, on June 12 and June 13 There will be something to suit all abilities, from an 80km competitive ride to a 27km pleasure ride, in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

There is practically no road work involved and the rides go along old railway lines and woodland tracks.

This year the event will also be a qualifier for the British Riding Clubs' Endurance Championships which will be held at Southwell racecourse in September.

For more details go to www.endurancegb.co.uk or call Jeni Gilbert on 01484 863506.

If you have ever thought about trying TREC, there is a chance to have a go at Frickley near Doncaster on June 12 and 13.

This competition combines a variety of skills from orienteering on horseback to a cross-country course with a difference.

More information is available on the BHS website at www.bhs.org.uk/Riding under TREC.