Endurance xxxxx OFFICIAL MEMBERS PUBLICATION FOR ENDURANCE GB
VOLUME 15 ISSUE â„–6
LATE SEASON RIDE REPORTS WWW.ENDURANCEGB.CO.UK
Forage shortage? We can help… Feed Fast Fibre With grass parched and hay in high demand, Fast Fibre is ideal to use as a partial hay replacement to top-up your horse or pony’s fibre intake, and make your hay last longer.
The Quick Soak Fibre Provider • Low Starch, Low Sugar (7.5% combined) suitable for laminitics • High in fibre can be fed as a partial hay replacement • Low calorie/energy level DE 8MJ/kg similar to average quality hay • Ideal for older horses and ponies and those with poor teeth
FAST FIBRE 1.5KG STUBBS SCOOP
HAY 1.5KG HAY
For advice on feeding Fast Fibre contact our friendly nutrition team today call 01362 822 902 or email email@example.com www.allenandpage.com
Chairmans Chat Incoming Chair, Rebecca Kinnarney shares her first thoughts with members
News Information from the FEI. Celebrating Success for EGB Members. BEVA Dental Advice EGB Welfare Conference A report from the Newmarket Event
Red Dragon Report An account of the challenges and triumphs of those taking part, with photos
Highs & Lows An overview of International events this year, from Liz Finney and Jo Chisholm
Royalties Ride Report Anna Bridges reports on the final FEI ride of the season
WW1 Centenary Remembrance Remembering the animals who also served
Lac de Madine Chris Wray and Katie Atkinson give an account of their success at this scenic ride
HPowering Endurance Jo Peck explains how HPower have supported EGB in the past year, with plans for the future
Winter Welfare – The Art of Clipping A useful guide to clipping, from Naylors equestrian Winter Feeding Fibre and Forage advice from HayGain and Dengie Ride Preview A look at what Revesby may offer in 2019
Photo Story Dominic's Dismount in
Winter Welfare Advice and ideas from Justine Harrison CHBC for keeping horses occupied in the off season
SERC Ali Ainslie reports on riding the Argyll Challenge
AHS Marathon Anne Brown reports on the Centenary event at Newmarket
Groups News and ride reports from Durham & Teeside and Northumberland
Results A round up of the summer ratified results
Photo Competition Be in it for a chance to win! Send us your photos!
s you read this issue of Endurance, we will recently have had the EGB AGM and Awards Evening. Celebrating success is such an important part of sport as is recognizing achievement and appreciating the effort that volunteers put into EGB. I hope you achieved your goals this year, and are already planning for the next season. Before we get to the 2019 season, however, we have the winter to contend with, and this issue is packed with advice and ideas to support and help you through the wetter, colder months. Everything from feeding and clipping, to
exercise and boredom busting! In addition, we have the first in a series of photo competitions for readers…Send us your Photos! This issue the theme is Winter…so we want your funniest photo of your horse in winter. with a caption…so we can raise a smile and share some fun. See page 42 for more information! Over the past year there have been several changes in endurance, and in EGB, with the support of HPower, many rides have benefitted from better facilities and infrastructure at events, not least the timing and the vet lanes. There will be more changes going forward, and to make sure you are part of that, it is essential to renew
membership as soon as possible, in order to receive the Jan/Feb issue of the magazine, as well as your EGB Handbook. Although the information will also be available on the EGB Website, the Handbook is the thing that you would do well to keep with you, bookmark pages that you need for reference, and share planning ideas with others. The last thing I have to do here, is wish you a Happy Christmas and Festive Season, with all good wishes for your plans going into 2019. I look forward to catching up with many of you at the early season rides! Cindy
Cindy Russell Editor of Endurance
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
VIEWS FROM THE CHAIR DEAR MEMBERS I am writing this after a fun and interesting weekend at the Endurance GB Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner. It was lovely to see so many of you at both the meeting and the dinner and to celebrate the successes achieved this year. We have some phenomenal horses and riders in our midst. Our thanks must go to Anna Bridges and her team for organising such a great event. That’s a lot of work! Thanks, too, to Anna, former PR and Marketing Director and to Harry Ingram, former Vice Chair for their sterling work this year. It was a pleasure to work with you both. We welcome back onto the Board Sue Box and Kerry Dawson and we welcome new Board members Alex Tennant and Rosemary Henderson. It is no trivial matter offering to dedicate so much of your life to the society and we are grateful to them, as to all of our volunteers, for stepping up. As you will all know by now, Nicki Thorne sadly stepped down from her role as Chair on Sunday 25th November and my Board colleagues subsequently elected me into the role. I would like to thank Nicki for all of her hard work and dedication to the sport of endurance riding and wish every success to her and to her horses in the future.
The 2018 season has been a tricky one. The weather has definitely done it’s best to scupper many a plan but I want to say an enormous thank you and well done to our brilliant teams of ride organisers and volunteers who pulled out all the stops to reschedule where possible so that we could all get out as much as possible and enjoy the sport we love. Looking to next year and beyond, our ultimate goal is to maintain the sport of endurance riding in Great Britain as a sport to be proud of, a sport which welcomes all comers and a sport where success and achievement is celebrated at all levels. To this end, we will work together as a strong and united Board of Directors to provide all Endurance GB members with a rich programme of events. We are all passionate about our sport; let’s get out there in 2019 and enjoy it. Meanwhile, a very Happy New Year to you all!
Chairman of Endurance GB
Endurance GB Board of Directors
Chairperson Rebecca Kinnarney Tel: 07801 868481 Email: rebeccakinnarney@ endurancegb.co.uk RETIRES - at the AGM 2020
International Director John Robertson Tel 07801 686959 Email: johnrobertson@ endurancegb.co.uk RETIRES – at the AGM 2019
Vice Chairperson and Finance Director Sue Box Tel: 07867 512673 Email: suebox@ endurancegb.co.uk RETIRES - at the AGM 2021
Operations Director Esther Young Tel: 07454 929919 Email: estheryoung@ endurancegb.co.uk RETIRES – at the AGM 2019
Company Secretary and Governance Director Ann Dark Tel: 01380 818223 Email: anndark@ endurancegb.co.uk RETIRES – at the AGM 2020
Training and Development Director Alex Tennant Tel: 07871 310221 Email: alextennant@ endurancegb.co.uk RETIRES - at the AGM 2021
Groups and Volunteering Director Rosemary Henderson Tel: 07894 477049 Email: rosemaryhenderson@ endurancegb.co.uk RETIRES - at the AGM 2021 Communications Director Kerry Dawson Tel: 07818 283144 Email: kerrydawson@ endurancegb.co.uk RETIRES - at the AGM 2021 SERC Representation Constance Newbould Tel: 07973 726001 Email: constance newbould@ endurancegb.co.uk
Directors of Endurance GB are volunteers, so please be patient and considerate with any queries. Most Directors also work full time elsewhere and so are not always available for calls during working hours. No calls before 9am or after 9pm please.
OFFICE ADMINISTRATION Endurance GB Office, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RP t: 02476 697929 f: 02476 418429 EDITOR Cindy Russell Green Farm Stables, Albyns Lane, Essex RM4 1RX t: 01708 688075 e: firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHER Matrix Print Consultants Ltd Unit C, Northfield Point, Cunliffe Drive, Kettering, Northants, NN16 9QJ t: 01536 527297 f: 01536 527294 e: email@example.com DESIGNER Matrix Print Consultants Ltd Sacha Robinson-Forster ADVERTISING Matrix Print Consultants Ltd Catherine Baldock t: 01536 527 297 e: firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINES Copy Dates to Editor for future issues of Endurance: Jan Feb by 22nd December March April by 22nd February If you wish to advertise in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue, artwork deadline is 16th Jan. The views and opinions of the writers are not necessarily those of the editor, Matrix Print Consultants Ltd or Endurance GB. Endurance magazine is fully protected by copyright and nothing may be reproduced wholly or in part without the permission of Endurance GB and/or Matrix Print Consultants Ltd. ISSN 2516-2349 COVER PHOTO The final major ride of the year; on course at Red Dragon. Photo courtesy of David Saunders Photography
Follow us on Social Media TWITTER @ENDURANCEGB FACEBOOK @ENDURANCEGB INSTAGRAM @ENDURANCEGBINSTA
INSIDE NAF SCIENCE DOES ITS WORK
OUTSIDE CONDITION’S PERFECT
in the PINK KEEP YOUR HORSE IN THE PINK
FEED IN THE PINK for perfect condition
“I bought My Boy a little over 3 years ago. He was in such poor condition I was recommended by a friend to try Pink. 1 week on he looked like a completely different horse. He really has had a new lease of life even completing a 21 mile ride, I can't believe it. Something as simple as adding Pink Powder to his basic feed has allowed him to rebalance his system and utilise all the goodness in his food.” Rebecca Gwynn & My Boy
Contact NAF using our FREE Nutritional Advice Line Call 0800 373 106 or email email@example.com
supports healthy digestion in the hind gut fortified with vitamins adjustable feeding rates
SUE TAYLOR-GREEN It is with great sadness that we report the death of Sue Taylor-Green. Involved in the sport for more than 25 years, Sue served on her local group committee for much of that time, and was chair of her local group for at least ten years. She also acted as trophy secretary and ran many, many rides, both locally and nationally. She was very much loved and respected across the north of England as one of the kindest, most generous people that you could ever
hope to meet. She helped lots of new members start their endurance journey, and she mentored and supported new ride organisers. She did all this work for EGB while working full time as a college lecturer, being an active member of her local bridleway association, and somehow finding time to ride her horses Ffloyd, Blodwyn, Digger, Pete and Bevis. Sue won the Alec McGuiness award for her services to EGB; she will be very much missed.
THE CRABBET ORGANISATION SEMINAR & PERFORMANCE AWARDS LUNCH
Worth Park Historic Society & Crabbet Park History Paul Simmons ARO Racing & Zayin Stud Diana Whittome AHS Judge & Coedy-Foel Stud Other Guest Speakers TBC Seminar & Awards Lunch - ÂŁ50 - 10am Awards lunch only - ÂŁ35 - 1pm https://www.crabbetarabianshop.org/ Please inform Rachael of any dietary requirements Rachael Farley-Claridge, 18 Berthas Field, Didmarton, Badminton Gloucestershire GL9 1EB Tel: 01454 238942/07789641014 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019 at Stonehouse Court, Bristol Road, Stonehouse, Stroud, Gloucestershire. GL10 3RA 01453 794950 10am-5pm Celebrating the achievements of Crabbet horses, riders and breeders across multiple disciples Special Guests: Liz Steven & Kevin Gravenor
COACH DEVELOPMENT The National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence (NDPCE), which started exactly three years ago, recently held two workshops which for the first time saw six equestrian disciplines come together with a total of twenty-five Coaches in attendance, including Sally Hall for Endurance, and Amanda Barton, for Endurance and Pony Club. The first day of the two-day workshop at Stonebridge Golf Club, Meriden saw the Coaches introduced to the team behind the programme and given an insight into why the NDPCE was initially conceived. Developed in collaboration with the British Equestrian Federation and led by British Showjumping, the programme set out to recognise the importance of high performing coaches working with grass roots riders who participate in equestrian sport or competitive recreation. Following the introduction and overview the Coaches took part in their first session to establish what excellence in coaching means, delivered by Coaching & Coach Development Consultant Nicky Fuller. The afternoon saw Colin Wilson, a double Commonwealth medalist and CEO of Business Athlete Ltd, deliver a session to support the coaches in building and planning a personal development plan. Day two was facilitated by Sports Coaching Consultant Jane Booth and involved the Coaches reflecting on their past in order to shape their future and the importance of connections for development and goal achievement. By the end of the two days the coaches, whilst being mentally tired, were full of motivation and inspirational ideas to take back with them. Their next two day session takes place in December at The Unicorn Centre, Stow in the World.
BEVA LAUNCHES ONLINE GUIDE TO DENTAL CARE
Dental problems in horses tend to be hidden, often causing the horse to suffer
FEI APPOINTS TEMPORARY COMMITTEE The FEI Bureau has set up a Temporary Committee with a remit to urgently assess the issues currently affecting the sport of Endurance and carry out an in-depth review of the rules in order to identify the most effective way of bringing the discipline back to its original roots of Endurance riding as opposed to Endurance racing, with horse welfare and horsemanship at its core, while still maintaining the competitive aspect of the sport. The Temporary Committee, which has been established under Article 36.1 of the FEI Statutes*, will be chaired by Dr Sarah Coombs (GBR), a top FEI Endurance veterinarian who has many years’ experience of officiating at FEI Endurance events. Dr Coombs was formerly the British Endurance team vet, is a Trustee of the global equine charity World Horse Welfare and is also chair of its Veterinary Advisory Committee. The members are Tarek Taher (KSA), an international Endurance athlete and recently-elected by his peers as a member of the FEI Athletes’ Committee; Pieter Wiersinga (NED), chef d’équipe of the Dutch Endurance team, a Police Commissioner and former Head of the Mounted Police in
in silence. This is why routine dental care is so important, advises the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA). Now, thanks to BEVA’s new online dental resources, owners can confidently navigate the numerous dental care the Netherlands; Dr Margaret (Meg) Sleeper (USA), who has competed in FEI Endurance since 2005 and is also a trainer, official veterinarian and veterinary cardiologist; and Dr Tim Parkin (GBR), who heads up the scientific research conducted at the University of Glasgow as part of the FEI’s Global Endurance injuries Study (GEIS) and is a candidate for election as a member of the FEI Veterinary Committee. “We need to bring the discipline back to the principles of the FEI where welfare of the horse and horsemanship prevail”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said. “The Temporary Committee will conduct a thorough review of the discipline with the aim of getting back to real Endurance riding with the focus on horsemanship and the partnership between horse and human. “The sport has evolved and there needs to be a recognition of that, but the essence of the sport must remain the same. What we need are rules that place greater emphasis on completion of the event, rather than the ‘win at all costs’ mentality that is more and more threatening our sport. The Temporary Committee will start work as soon as possible, with the plan to hold a session dedicated on Endurance at the FEI Sports Forum 2019 allowing the Temporary Committee to provide an update to delegates.
options on offer to make sure their horse never has to suffer in silence. Routine dentistry in the horse is not just about rasping teeth – in fact this is the straightforward part. The examination of the mouth is by far the most important aspect, just as it is in human dentistry. Equine vets are trained not only to look at the whole of horse’s mouth but also the horse as a whole. BEVA’s new online resource has been compiled specifically for horse owners. It explains exactly what routine dentistry entails and who is qualified to do what in your horse’s mouth – there are strict regulations limiting what non-vets can do. The online guide explains the various qualifications of equine vets and equine dental technicians. In terms of vets RCVS Specialists are at the top of the qualification tree. Next come those with the Advanced Practitioner status in Equine Dentistry and then there are vets who have passed the BEVA/ BVDA (British Veterinary Dental Association) Equine Dental Technician Exam. With regard to Equine Dental Technicians the guide recommends that owners use those who are members of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT) or category 2 members of the World Wide Association of Equine Dentists (WWAED). The new resource also includes a useful dental anatomy section and a detailed guide on common dental problems, with informative pictures and explanations of terminology.
MARATHON ACHIEVEMENT FOR TRICIA HIRST
Tricia has become a member of select group of athletes who have completed the 6 Major Marathons across the world. In October Tricia completed the Chicago Marathon, the final one of the six. She has now run marathons in London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York and Tokyo, one of only 4,113 people in the world to have achieved this, only around 800 of these are women.
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
EGB WELFARE SEMINAR 2018 Report from Anne Brown
hat a bargain the EGB Welfare Seminar was, with a warm welcome from the Chairman, Nicki Thorne. The panel of speakers at the smart British Racing School venue in Newmarket opened our eyes to dangers, to new opportunities and to the results of recent research that should benefit our sport. In particular, Prof Tim Parkin from the University of Glasgow provided statistics to help minimise the risks in endurance. He showed that the longer the rest period between rides or races, the less chance of injury or failure in subsequent competitions. He recommended the FEI increase rest periods
Top left: Lee Clark Top right: Raffle winners Bottom: Annette Masterson winner of the Thermatex rug. Photos courtesy of Anne Brown, Annette Masterson, Mandy Yarnold
and monitor them strictly, especially in Group 7 countries. He also warned of inadequate vetting to identify potential metabolic problems, claiming that pinching the skin is useless in predicting dehydration. In the wake of the disastrous Endurance Championship at WEG, he urged officials to pay more attention to forecasts and to use the WGBT (WetBulb Globe Temperature). “They should assess conditions, especially humidity, to be in a better position regarding potential cancellation of an event for horse welfare reasons,” advised Prof Parkin. The award-winning farrier brothers Alex and Laurence Ridgeway, based in Newmarket, gave an eye-opening insight in just how different hooves need to be shod for different terrains and different distances. They also explained the trade-off between aluminium and iron shoes for different weather conditions, and the relative benefits of padding and Equi-pak silicone padding, which avoids the risk of thrush. They urged riders to have their horses assessed regularly by the farrier and alter shoes or padding – or remove them altogether – according to the hoof requirements and forthcoming competitions. Physiotherapist, Lee Clark, talked about asymmetry and stressed the importance of having your saddle
checked at least twice a year, having it adapted if necessary and ensuring that the girth is suitable and sits in the right groove. He explained the various checks to do to ensure your horse is balanced and straight and moving evenly. He also discussed different technologies that allow riders, vets and physios to monitor their horse’s way of moving, in order to assess asymmetry. Vet Tom Eaton-Evans, a world-renowned endurance specialist, explained how procesdures work in the treatment stables at FEI and other events, as well as giving wise advice on keeping horses hydrated with electrolytes, avoiding colic and collapse or seizures. Kidney failure is now prevalent in top level horses lacking calcium. He also outlined the pathway to becoming an FEI vet, and the Veterinary Services Manager at such events; a little known role. Annamaria Nagy, a senior equine orthopaedic clinician at the Animal Health Trust, spoke about lameness and gait abnormalities, then kindly answered endurance welfare questions and led a lively discussion. The seminar ended with a prize draw from tickets attached to our programmes including a Thermatex rug, and - for my ticket, # 89 - a Guided tour of the British Racing School and a place on their one-day ‘transporting horses’ course
Delighted to Support the Red Dragon Festival of Endurance
Photo by David Saunders Photography
Highly digestible fibre feeds • Quick soaking • Aids rapid rehydration • Provides non-heating slow release energy • Low in sugar and starch • Ideal to boost nutritional quality of forage and grazing • Suitable for equines prone to gastric ulcers as part of a balanced diet
T: F: W:
+44 (0) 1765 680 300 www.facebook.com/britishhorsefeeds www.britishhorsefeeds.com
Emily Cooke and Lady’s Man en route to winning the Speedi-Beet Red Dragon.
red dragon report
ENDURANCE GB NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE RED DRAGON The 2018 Endurance GB National Championships took place from the 28th to the 30th September in stunning sunshine over the spectacular Welsh Hills of Builth Wells where Young Rider, Emily Cooke, stole the show with her plucky pony, Ladyâ€™s Man. Words By Anna Bridges All photographs courtesy of David Saunders Photography
ndurance GB has some iconic rides throughout the season but there is absolutely no question that the Red Dragon is right up there with the very best. The Red Dragon consistently challenges horses and riders asking different questions year after year; just the weather itself is often so very influential, either pouring rain or scorching heat, there never seems to be an in-between! But this year, everything seemed perfect; it appeared that for once, the hills would be kind to the combinations battling out for the title of National Champion under the watchful eye of the nationâ€™s endurance fans. The Red Dragon has had a long association with British Horse Feeds and this year they were title sponsors of the event hosting Championships across all levels. The Novice Championship is run over a
course of 48km and is awarded on a Performance Formula Basis. The Open Championship is also awarded under the same system and run over 65km. The Advanced Championship sees competitors take part in an 80km Competitive Endurance Ride (CER) whilst the Endurance GB National Championships asks the most of the horses and riders and is a 2-day 160km CER. The weekend also played host to the BHF British Riding Club (BRC) Endurance Team Final alongside other classes ranging from a 27km Pleasure Ride all the way through to multi-day CER events. It was Yorkshire that proved successful in the BHF BRC event scooping first place with a total score 91.93 points, some 6 points ahead of the National Forest Foxes (85.26 points) with Hampshire Rural finishing in 3rd place on 68.68 points. The
red dragon report Novice Championship went to Lauren Thorpe and her horse Northashariella who finished nearly 20 PF points ahead of their closest rivals. The Open Championships was a much closer affair with just 5 PF points separating first and second but it was Craig Budden with GL Guilded Lilly who was to reign supreme at the end of the day. The Advanced Championship was part of the British Horse Feeds’ Little Dragon; an 80km CER over three loops. The class was won by Ginny Gidley with her horse Desert Kudoss, who successfully completed the competition at 13.63kph. A very close finish for 2nd place saw Alice Loten aboard Warrens Hill Kizmet cross the line to secure second place finishing at 13.47kph with Nicki Sherry and Silver Zourra right behind – although Nicki still finished with a big smile having scooped first place in the Advanced Championship. However, it was the Endurance GB National Championship Speedi-Beet Red Dragon Class that was to be the jewel in a glittering endurance crown of a weekend. Within Endurance, the longest distance on offer is 160km, dating back to pre-metric times when the ultimate test of horse and rider was considered to be the 100-mile distance. The Red Dragon 160km class is run over two days, with 80km being covered on each day. Horses must be judged fit to continue at all times and are subject to stringent vettings throughout both days. It was a tightly fought event with some very well-known combinations on the starting line. There was no doubt that all eyes would be on Young Rider Emily Cooke with her fabulous mount
Lady’s Man, who are Endurance GB’s current Supreme Champions. They took this title at the end of the 2017 season after gaining the most points across all EGB rides – would it be possible for them to also take the title of National Champion at the same time? It would certainly not be an easy win with a line-up of no fewer than eleven strong combinations including Annie Joppe, with the very well-known Fantom and long-standing combination, Kathy Carr and Aberllwyd Femme Fatalle. Eight pairs were deemed fit to continue at the end of day one, but with two riders deciding to retire at the start of day two, just six headed out and up, up, up on to the top of the Welsh hills. Despite being the youngest in the field at just 15, Emily kept a cool head throughout the two days of competition allowing her sure-footed pony to do what he does best and in a thrilling racing finish place themselves firmly at
Opposite page top: Advance Championship winner, Ginny Gidley, with Desert Kudoss Bottom: On her way to the National Championship, Emily Cooke with Lady's Man This page: Top, Emily Cooke & Annie Joppe racing in to the finish Bottom: The victorious Yorkshire team
the top of the podium ahead of Annie Joppe and Fantom at 12.9kph. ‘Taz’ is just 13.2hh and is a shining example of the sheer variety of horses and ponies that can compete successfully within the sport. It was Annie’s Fantom that took the prestigious Best Conditioned Award and Kathy’s Aberllwyd Femme Fatalle who was judged the Best Shod. There was no question that the Red Dragon event could not have provided a better example of fantastic endurance competition, organisation and excellent sport – a perfect highlight towards the end of the 2018 British endurance season that has certainly seen its challenges. Riders couldn’t speak highly enough of the event which provided some of the most stunning scenery on offer, a true compliment to the Ride Organisers, Officials and Volunteers, all of whom play such an important part in the success of an event such as the iconic British Horse Feeds’ Red Dragon.
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
international squad news
AN OVERVIEW OF 2018 Looking back on 2018, it has been a real mixture of highs and lows. Words from Liz Finney, International Squad Chef d'Equipe
he year started with three assessment days in the spring; we saw some lovely horses and gave out lots of advice for improvement, through our team vet Hannah Kelly, farrier Kelvin Lymer and physio Sam Daplyn, who had just joined the management team. We had a British team competing in the 2*CEIO in August at the Festival of Endurance, Euston Park, where we came a very creditable 4th, behind the UAE, Spain and France. Carri Ann Dark, Bella Fricker, Nicki Thorne, Annie Joppe and Annette Masterson were the team members. We also had a number of individual riders achieving success in both the 2* and 3* classes. The main championship for 2018 was, as I’m sure everyone is aware, the World Equestrian Games at Tryon, North Carolina. As this was gong to be a very challenging and expensive project, most of the squad were concentrating on next year’s European Championships at Euston Park, which will be a completely different scenario. Rachael Atkinson and Caroline Cowley took their own horses, Tannasg Pysches Realm and HS Bellini, to
Tryon and Nicki Thorne and Dom Freeman rode horses based in the US, Nicki on Jeremy Reynolds Grand Ku whilst Dom rode her own Rising Heat. The outcome of the endurance competition at Tryon has been very widely reported and created publicity for the sport in many unexpected places. For the competitors and everyone else involved, it was an unbelievable situation, from when we first arrived to the final scenes in the vetgate. HS Bellini and Grand Ku were both going well when the competition was cancelled with Caroline and Nicki riding sensibly in the conditions. Psyches had gone very lame suddenly, three days before the competition. Kelvin worked really hard, having found a deep seated abscess, but Psyches was not able to present to the pre-ride vetting. Dom’s horse was withdrawn on the first loop with what seemed to be a pulled hind muscle. So much work had been put into preparing for WEG over two years or more by all the competitors, as well as the huge expense involved, that the frustration that boiled over at the end was almost inevitable.
The International Squad line up in Tryon, ahead of the WEG event with Rachael Atkinson, Caroline Cowley, Nicki Thorne, Dom Freeman, with Chef d'Equipe Liz Finney Photo supplied by David Marlin
I’m sure the 2019 Championships will restore some pride in our sport and provide EGB members a chance to see top European riders competing. We have an exciting international squad to take through to 2019 and have assessment days booked for February 24th in Lancashire and March 3rd near Bristol and all squad members wanting to be considered for the British team places must attend one of them. Once the EGB ride calendar is confirmed, the SMT will decide which rides we will be attending to view combinations, though each rider will be encouraged to plan the most suitable programme for their horses. There will be training days organised to check on fitness progress and Wolverhampton racecourse will probably be one of the venues, which will have to be mid-week. The dates will be confirmed as soon as possible. Everyone who wants to be involved in the squad should send an EOI to Lindsay Wilson, which needs to be done each year. The link is on the international page of the website, so do keep in touch and let us know your plans and keep checking the website.
international squad news
INTERNATIONAL RIDERS DAY 14TH OCTOBER 2018 – AN OVERVIEW Words by Jo Chisholm, YR Squad Chef d'Equipe
nternational Committee Chairman John Robertson welcomed everyone attending the Rider's Day at Abbey Park and passed on apologies from Liz Finney who was unable to attend due to illness. YR Chef d'Equipe Jo Chisholm followed with a short presentation introducing members of both Squad Management Teams and talked about plans and important dates for 2019 and beyond, for both Senior and YR squads. Part of the presentation was information about and photos of, the venue, facilities and route at Pisa in Italy, where the World Championships will be held for YRs in Sept 2019 and also the European Championships will be held for Seniors in September 2020, so this was relevant to both squads. Senior Team vet Hannah Kelly presented an informative talk packed with useful information including training techniques "Veterinary aspects for measuring fitness of horses and well being leading up to Championship level". This also included information
‘Physio input is helpful for keeping the rider fit and balanced to improve performance ’
on what Brexit may mean to travelling horses abroad in the future. Senior Squad Team Physio Sam Daplyn then followed with an interesting presentation "The importance of physio input for training endurance horses" and Sam included lots of tips and exercises with explanatory photos and videos, which, if incorporated into your training regime, will help to produce a well muscled, balanced and supple horse, better able to deal with the challenges of a long endurance ride. After lunch, Young Rider squad Physio Robyn Dunn gave her presentation "Physio input to keeping the rider fit and balanced to improve performance" also with practical demonstrations (using Sam as the model!) showing how important it is to be as equally balanced and supple as your horse if you are going to produce your best results as a combination. It was interesting when Robyn got Sam to do certain exercises as it showed up where our imbalances may lie, and how it is important to try and correct
these imbalances before we undergo a training regime. Former FEI Endurance Director Ian Williams went through some of the new FEI rules that have not yet been voted through (due in 2019) with regard to rest periods and also helped clarify (where possible!) the current rest periods and also discussed some of the problems that have arisen this year with riders apparently riding horses during rest periods, and the consequences thereafter. As would be expected there was much discussion with the audience on this subject and Ian helped clarify certain points on this matter. There was a good attendance with around 28 members, which included riders and crews, with a good opportunity for riders with Team ambitions to meet some of the Squad Management Team members and chat informally. Thanks to all involved in bringing this together especially Ann Dark for the food!
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
ROYALTIES RIDE Three days of competition saw horses and riders face weather from all four seasons at Endurance GB’s last major ride of the season. With classes from 16km Pleasure Rides to FEI classes and EGB’s longest ride of the year, the prestigious 3 day 173km CER, it was certainly a high to finish on for many. Words from Anna Bridges
Top Fiona Griffiths with Balishla weathering the rain in the 82km 1* Several changes of clothing were required Bottom David Yeoman with Trop Vite Azureen at the finish of the 82km 1* Photos courtesy of West End Photography
oyalties took place over the first weekend of October and to say that the weather and going proved challenging is perhaps the understatement of the season! As with all major EGB rides this year, the event was supported by HPower Endurance and with the generous sponsorship of Meydan, horses and riders were treated to excellent facilities and second to none hospitality. Experienced ride organiser Thay Stephenson was set to retire from her organising career at the conclusion of this event, but with such excellent feedback from competitors and support from her team, it seems she may be tempted to continue next year. More than 125 combinations competed over the weekend with those riding on the Friday and Saturday being plagued with torrential rain and freezing temperatures. Despite the inclement weather, the shorter distances saw high completion rates but those competing in the longer classes suffered and as such saw higher levels of eliminations. Most classes took place on the Saturday including both FEI events. The CEI2* event was won by Annette Masterson riding Shoshana, who crossed the finish line at 16.6kph. Annette and her 14 year old chestnut mare were selected to ride as part of the British team earlier in the year at the Euston Park CEIO but were unfortunately vetted out lame, so taking the top podium position here enabled them to finish their season on a high. At 16.2kph, 2nd placed Sarah Rogerson with Warrens Hill Rubyn, was not far behind. Saffron Bishop completed the podium aboard Ty Shute Golden Savannah finishing at 15.8kph. 17 combinations started the four-loop, 122km class, but just five were successful due to the particularly challenging conditions.
Fiona Griffiths with Balishla scooped their first FEI win in the CEI1* 80km class. Fiona and Balishla are a familiar face at the Royalties event having successfully finished over the 80km distance each year for the past four years. The pair won the CER in 2015 and then subsequently finished 2nd in 2016 and 2017. Finishing at 18.1kph was enough to secure first place this year ahead of 2nd placed David Yeoman with Trop Vite Azureen (17.9kph). The CEI1* had a very high completion rate with five finishers from six starters. This year’s CER 80km event was won by John Black riding CA Jalmeer. This was their first attempt at a CER and cruising home at just over 17kph was enough to secure victory. This pair have had a fantastically successful endurance career with over 25 finishes since 2015, just twice have this pair not managed to complete a ride. The longest event of the weekend was the three-day 173km CER, won by the formidable combination of Alex Tennant and her striking chestnut gelding, Inferno. The sun made its first appearance on the Sunday allowing Alex to stay dry on her final day of this endurance challenge. The pair crossed the finish line at 15kph with a perfect final vetting. Alex and her mother Jane have owned and trained the talented gelding since he was just three years old and took him to his first endurance event at the Forest of Dean back in 2013. Since then they have had many successes with him including also winning the three-day 170km CER at the Lindum Spirit, proving Inferno’s talent for multiday rides. Jane commented ‘it has been far from a straight road as he often lives up to his name but we have kept the faith and now at the age of twelve he has delivered big time. He is one very special little 14.2hh horse!’.
WW1 ARMISTICE CENTENARY Many organisations and individuals marked the centenary of the Armistice, but this year many have also actively remembered the animals, particularly horses and mules, that also gave service in the war. We thought it fitting to add our own tribute in this issue of Endurance, with these photos from around the country.
Clockwise from top Purple for the Animals, Croal Poppy Ride, Competitors remembrance, Nunthorpe & Marton Knitters memorial, BL Sculpture tribute, West Row Memorial bench
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
international ride report
A TRIP TO THE LAC DE MADINE
For most of the year I had had in mind one of my bucket-list rides – Montcuq, but with Peponi’s excellent performance in Scotland, my mind drifted towards using the fitness gained to try for her 3* championship qualification ride – Montcuq is a 2-day 3* 2x 90km, so doesn’t give this qualification. Madine is the final 1-day 3* of the year in northern Europe, having been there in 2014 with Takwenya, I wished to return. Words from Chris Wray & Kate Atkinson Photos courtesy of Alix Nattrass
he Madine venue is just beside a lovely boating lake, and being off-season the accommodation is available, the motorhome parking area is available for temporary stables, the sports hall for office and for eating/briefings/prizegiving, and the whole area of grass and woodland is beautiful in autumn colours. The whole organisation is very slick, but very relaxed, and the food is wonderful! Just a short distance from the lake is a long ridge (about 150m high), and the ride route mostly uses the forestry
roads, forest paths, and field margins along the bottom, the top, and in the undulating countryside beyond the ridge. The going was nearly all lovely, with only a few stony sections and very few wet or rutted bits. The route is through some very historic countryside – it was the front line during WW1, and there are many memorials – not least the American one on the top of a steep hill overlooking the lake, as this was the first place the Americans fought in WW1. There are some preserved trenches that I rode
Checking out the terrain, Kate Atkinson with Nessie at Lac de Madine
past on my 2014 visit, and a large German war cemetery. It is about 13 hours door-to-door from Monmouth, so we did it in 1 day – leaving 5am Wednesday to give all Thursday, and Friday morning for Peponi to relax physically and mentally, and for us to recce the crewpoints and the route splits. The Atkinsons had arrived a few hours ahead of us as they had further to travel and had done it in 2 days – so next morning I set up a corral next to Nessie and Peponi chilled out and grazed.
international ride report
The 160km was over 6 loops (unusual for France – normally 5 loops there), the Saturday start was at 5am and the first loop was 22km along tracks pretty easy to find your way in the dark, about 360m of climbing. The second and third loops were the long ones at 38km and 37km, and had the greatest variety of footing and inclines (about 650m of climbing each). Loop 4 was a straightforward short 17km one way part round the lake, back, and then up the ridge (225m), ridden in the heat of the day. Loop 5 longer again at 28km and still hot, round the lake in the opposite direction and then up onto the ridge – 350m. The final loop was 18km, following the first part of loop 5, but coming home low down on the ridge – 240m – making a total of around 8,000 ft of climbing in all 160km. Crew points were adequate, and well organised. The venue was well laid out with separate “Grooming” (preparation for vetting) area next to the vetting, and hold area with plenty of space for relaxing. Vetting was 5pm on the Friday, and we clipped, showered and plaited Peponi during the afternoon. She had a lovely relaxed 32bpm pulse, and all As and 1s at the vetting. Peponi is only 9, so had not done more than 3 loops and 85km in 1 day before (she has done 2-day rides of 140km and 166km), but I know her very well, and was confident of getting deep into the ride at a good speed – and hopefully right to the end, before she showed signs of lacking fitness – my overall aim was 15kph, to have a margin over the 14kph qualification speed in case of lost shoe or needing to slow down, but I was confident that she could do up to about 17kph on a loop or two without problem.
rode at a sensible speed for the conditions and had a lovely time – both around 16.5kph. By loop 4 the day had heated up – about 23degrees (what a contrast to Royalties the same day!), so we dropped our speed to around 14kph for loops 4 and 5, and then rode the final loop to get home with the least risk of a problem in 13.15kph – our overall average was 14.96kph, and both horses passed so we had two very happy riders and crew teams! We were 10th and 11th (final 2 finishers), after those we overtook were eliminated or retired. We had a good time at prizegiving, and plenty of wine was consumed! I could not be more thrilled with Peponi, who took it all in her stride, had plenty of fitness for the distance and fully justified my confidence in her. I am so grateful to my crew Diane Gillings and Alix Nattrass for exemplary crewing through a very long day (and the days before and after!) – and Kate for her excellent company and her parents and Will Langley for their much appreciated crewing assistance. And Peponi for being such a relaxed, capable and tough horse – we wouldn’t have managed it without all of them!
Madine was one of the hardest rides I have ever completed, from the testing terrain to riding the first loop in complete darkness. Chris and I stuck together as the only two Brits and set about navigating the first loop by head torch, it was nice having someone to talk to as you couldn’t see anything! We took the first loop slowly for obvious
Top: Kate's crew with Nessie in the vetgate Bottom Chris Wray with Peponi, ready to leave the vetgate
‘We took the first loop cautiously in the dark - a steep stony downhill and grass wet with dew, so we were last into VG 1’
reasons, vetted in darkness and then set out on the second loop with it just starting to come light. We picked up the speed to get our average speed back up as it was cool and there were some nice flat tracks along the top of the valley. As the day went on we maintained our speed in the region of 15kph, even though it got hot and we were climbing some seriously big hills. Nessie was a star all day, he had great presentation times and he just kept giving. Nessie and I haven’t had much luck recently, but we’ve taken it all as experience and training for it all to come together when it mattered the most! Completing my first 3* was possibly the best endurance related experience I’ve ever had! It was a long day for everyone, none of which would have been possible without my amazing crew, but worth every second!
On ride day, we fed Peponi at 3:45am, walked her out from 4am, tacked up 4:20, had transponder fitted at 4:30, continued her walking for the 5am start. Until about a third of the way round loop 2 we needed our headtorches to see the way, something I had no worries about having trained in the dark most winters About 3km into the ride I ended up next to Kate, and from that point we stuck together supporting each other round the whole ride. We took the first loop cautiously in the dark – particularly a nasty steep stony downhill, and undulating grass field margins wet with dew - so we were the last into VG1, average 13.8kph. The next 2 (long) loops we
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
HPOWER-ING ENDURANCE It may seem strange to some that an Event Organiser would want to reinvest in the sport by helping other ride organisers to manage their rides, but this is exactly what HPower Group have done, working with Endurance Great Britain to support the sport of endurance throughout 2017 and 2018; following the success of this collaboration a contract for the next two years (2019 and 2020) has recently been signed with EnduranceGB. Words by Jo Peck All photos courtesy of David Saunders Photography
e asked Nick BrooksWard, Endurance Event Director for HPower Group what the reasoning behind this was, he explained; â€œThe long term vision for HPower and Endurance is that we believe that the UK has a real opportunity to become a centre of excellence for the sport. Euston Park is already a world class venue and there are some other fantastic rides in place in the UK that have been established for many years. In order to push recognition world wide of what the UK offers to the sport we need to ensure that everything we do is first class, always keeping Horse Welfare at the fore. Recognition will be achieved over a long period but the first step is to ensure that existing rides are well presented, very well organised and that ride organisers are supported. â€œ
Top This level of support provides a professional level of endurance course, with first class marking and infrastructure Bottom The vetting lanes are laid out to allow maximum benefit to the competitors and the spectators
sponsorship “There is so much knowledge amongst current organisers and competitors in the UK but it is not acknowledged in the wider equestrian world and HPower are keen to work with EnduranceGB to make this change. “ In 2018 HPower supported six FEI and National rides in the UK. These were Haywood Oaks, Kings Forest Spring and Summer, Cranwell, Boyton Hall (Lavenham) and Royalties (Medlam). The rides were supported in numerous ways ; Organisers proposed and were granted support for many different areas, including construction of marquees, stables, offices, introduction of timing, offering riders free ice and water and help on route marking. In addition some of the ride organisers elected to upgrade the catering offer for their riders and officials. Given the introduction of these elements the events were able to give a much better experience to their horses, riders and officials. Already HPower have successfully bid to run the FEI European Championships at Euston Park in August 2019. This is a demonstration of the confidence that the FEI are showing in the sport of Endurance in the UK and on the ability of HPower and EGB to organise a first class com-
“Investment into the national rides will, I hope, attract more competitors at that level; a sport can only thrive if grassroot competition is healthy” petition such as the Championships. Brooks-Ward continued; “However, it is not all about the international competition and competitors. A sport can only thrive if its grass-roots competition is healthy and if it is attracting competitors from the bottom up. The investment into the national rides will, I hope, attract more competitors at a national level and will help to build the enjoyment in and confidence of the sport. This is why, at the H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival at Euston Park this year, we ran the various levels of National rides, the Pleasure Rides and The Pony Club Championships. The day and the park were filled with
enthusiastic riders taking part in the sport, there were so many great stories coming out of that day, people really enjoyed themselves, we need to tell this story about this level of the sport in the UK as well as about the international level. “ One of the participants said “We had a lovely weekend, thank you for putting on a great event! I was fortunate to crew Esther Groen through a successful 160 yesterday and ride my first 80k today and loved every minute. Saw great horsemanship from riders and crews all weekend. The stewards and vets were fab and helpful and the hospitality second to none. Thank you all!” Brooks-Ward finished by saying; “This is why HPower are also committing to spend on PR for the sport and are encouraging journalists to come to see Euston Park in action and witness the enjoyment of the riders and the attention paid to delivering wonderful, safe sport for both riders and horses. Hopefully the European Championships next year will bring the eyes of the world to Euston and we will be able to prove what a fantastic sport we run in the UK. “
An event of this caibre attracts many of the best competitive combinations in the world, to ride a first class route. Bottom HPower Director Nick Brooks Ward is eager to continue the company support and connection with Endurance GB
Dates for Euston Park Rides next year – May 2nd & 3rd June 15th & 16th July 13th & 14th August 15th – 18th (Euston Park Festival and the European Championships)
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
HOW TO CLIP YOUR HORSE:
You should be prepared with: • Suitable clothing – when clipping horse hairs get everywhere, an overall or boiler suit will help keep all those itchy hairs from sticking to your normal clothes. • Consider wearing your riding hat to protect your head, especially if you are clipping a horse you do not know or a horse that is nervous. • Wear rubber soled boots, you will be working with electricity so this is a necessary precaution against an electric shock. • You may need an assistant to help handle the horse, or keep him occupied for tricky areas.
THE ART OF CLIPPING
As the autumn draws to a close, and winter begins in earnest, there are many reasons to clip …Naylors Equestrian offer this practical advice: THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE CLIPPING YOUR HORSE:
• Has your horse been clipped before? Does he need to build his confidence with the clippers? • Will your horse be stabled? • Will your horse have any turn out over the winter months? • How much work is your horse doing? • How much does your horse sweat? • Is your horse a cold or warm horse? How much does your horse feel the cold? • What rugs do you already have and what rugs are you prepared to buy?
Clipper Preparation • Your clippers should be in full working order, it is advisable to have them serviced once a year. • Check the cables, blades and tensioning before clipping. • Your clipper blades should be sharp and clean, blunt blades make clipping slow and uncomfortable for your horse. • Clipper oil and brush at the ready to clean your clippers and blades whilst in clipping mode. • Each manufacturer has different tension modes for clippers, always read the instruction manual and ensure you have the right tension setting. • Make sure you have a circuit breaker attached to the clippers for safety. • Sometimes you may want to tie some string to the ceiling to keep the
wire off the floor and prevent it being trodden on. • Have some surgical spirit or blade wash to hand. • Make sure you have a spare set of blades. Never force blunt blades through the coat. • Make sure your clippers and blades are oiled before starting your clip.
HORSE CLIPPING PREPARATION
• Your horse should be clean and dry – it is a good idea to bath your horse the day before you intend to clip. • Ensure your horse is fed before you clip, this will help to keep him settled. • Some people tie up a net to help entertain the horse throughout the clip. • Choose to clip at a quiet time to limit distractions. • Ensure you have a well lit stable to clip in or find somewhere undercover and out of the wind. • Mark out your clip with chalk as this will save time and prevent mistakes. • Use a tail bandage and band the mane to ensure you do not accidentally catch them with the clippers. • Ensure you have a grooming brush ready to brush away stray cut hairs. • Ensure you have a clean rug ready to put on your horse once your clip is complete. If giving your horse a full clip or hunter clip you may want to clip one half of his body and cover him up while you clip the other half, this will prevent him from chilling.
Clipping can be a messy task, ensure that you have prepared well, and clear up efficiently Brush away loose hair and wash down the area. Always ensure that you clear the clipped coat, and leave the yard tidy. Photo courtesy of Mel Davison
“Ensure your horse is comfortable with the noise, vibrations and sensations of the clippers before you attempt to clip ”
TOP TIPS FOR CLIPPING YOUR HORSE:
Always switch your clippers on away from your horse before calmly walking towards him. • Always start at the shoulder and use long, overlapping strokes that go against the direction of the hair growth. • Always pull the skin tight with your spare hand around folds or wrinkled skin. • Change the angle or direction of your clippers when you come across whirls / whorls. • Check your blades are not getting too hot by testing them on the back of your hand. • Oil and brush your clippers every 10 minutes to help them stay cool and work at their best. • Always have a spare set of blades, do not force blunt blades through the coat. • Sometimes it might be ideal to use a trimmer for areas such as the head and ears, it will be easier for you and more comfortable for your horse. • Never get angry or frustrated with your horse, use your hand over his eye like a blinker when clipping his head or ask your helper / handler to feed him some nuts to keep the horse occupied and settled. • When you have finished brush away any loose hairs, once you are happy you haven’t missed any areas give him a final wipe down with a cloth and hot water to remove any grease. • Remember to rug your horse according to the weather and how much he feels the cold. For all your clipping essentials visit naylors.com h t t p s : / / w w w. n ay l o r s . c o m / h o r s e / health-and-grooming/clippers
Even the best quality hay can cause respiratory problems Did you know that Haygain’s patented system is the only scientifically proven method for purifying hay? Steaming with Haygain: ✔ Eliminates respirable dust particles ✔ Kills mould, bacteria, fungal spores and dust mites ✔ Aids in the prevention and management of respiratory conditions ✔ Retains the hay’s nutritional value ✔ Improves forage palatability ✔ Is suitable for colic-prone and post-operative horses
Clean hay means healthier horses – that’s pure horse sense.
T : 0333 200 5233 haygain.com
fibre & forage
ANALYSIS IS KEY Forage supplies were low in the spring of this year as horses were kept in for longer than normal due to the last harsh winter. Grass was slow to appear in spring meaning more hay was used than usual. This was followed by an exceptionally hot summer with record temperatures and a lack of rainfall resulting in reduced yields, the upshot may be a shortage of good quality forage this winter. Words by Becky James at Haygain
IMPORTANCE OF GOOD QUALITY FORAGE FOR THE ENDURANCE HORSE
The importance of fibre (hay/pasture) for a healthy gut is well understood but as an energy source is often overlooked in horse nutrition which is a mistake especially for an endurance horse. Horses have a highly developed hindgut which is home to billions of bacteria capable of fermenting large quantities of plant fibre. The end product of fibre fermentation, Volatile Fatty Acids (VFA’s) are absorbed from the hindgut and transported to the liver, converted to glucose and stored as liver glycogen or used to fortify the body’s fat stores. Fibre, therefore, can be used as an energy source throughout the endurance ride since fermentation of fibre and absorption of VFA’s continues long after a meal has been eaten. An endurance horse’s intestinal health is critical to success and a diet high in fibre also results in increased water intake due to the high water holding capacity of plant fibre, win win! The water and electrolyte pool created by a high fibre diet can be used to combat dehydration and electrolyte imbalances which derail so many endurance horses. Another important attribute of a digestive system full of fibre is maintenance of blood flow to the digestive system during exercise. The physical
Top Horses need to have adequate good quality forage during winter, in order to ensure correct gut motility and to keep them occupied while stabled or on small turnout areas.
‘It is important to realise that even the best quality hay contains dust that can be detrimental to health’
presence of fibre in the digestive system will help insure that blood is not totally diverted away from the digestive system with the onset of exercise thereby helping reduce the risk of colic.
SELECTING YOUR FORAGE
It is essential to provide the horse’s hindgut with an adequate source of digestible fibre, the digestibility and thus the Digestible Energy content decreases with maturity. Therefore, feeding extremely mature forages should be avoided. Since endurance horses 1) do not have high protein requirements, and 2) have to expend energy and use extra water to get rid of excess protein, select a hay with a lower protein content (8% to 14% as-fed). A basic practical assessment of quality can be made initially but laboratory analysis is the only accurate way to assess forage samples for nutritional and hygiene quality. Visual assessment includes the colour, species composition, presence of noxious weeds, no visible foreign bodies and smell fresh (not musty). Scrunching the hay in your hands will indicate maturity – hard and spikey indicates mature, stemmy grass whereas softer hay indicates a younger grass although texture does vary between species. A high leaf:stem ration will give you a more energy dense forage.
Laboratory analysis will determine the content of crude protein, ash, various fibre fractions, fats, water soluble carbohydrate giving an accurate assessment of the nutritional value of the hay. The second aspect of hay quality to consider is the hygiene quality. Microbial analysis will identify pathogens and microoganisms in the hay. These make up the respirable particles or “dust” in hay along with leaf shatter and other organic matter. This dust when inhaled causes mild to severe inflammation of the airways depending on how sensitive the horse is and being respirable, are small enough to be inhaled deep inside the lungs. However, it is important to recognise all hay, even the best quality contains respirable dust made up of mould, fungal spores, bacteria, dust mites which are allergenic and have detrimental effects on the horse’s airways.
DEALING WITH THE DUST
Whilst soaking hay will help to reduce exposure to this respirable dust by dampening it down making it less airborne, it is counter productive on other levels. Soaking will reduce the nutritional content of the hay which as described above is an important part of the diet of an endurance horse and far form “just a filler”. In addition, soaking will dramatically increase the bacterial content of the
fibre & forage
ADVICE FROM DENGIE - FORAGE; WHATâ€™S THE ALTERNATIVE? There is concern regarding a potential forage shortage this winter. Many ran out of forage before the end of last winter and a dry summer has seen the early use of forage harvested this year. So, if you find yourself short of forage this winter, what is the alternative?
hay, compromising the hygienic quality further. A more effective way to deal with the respirable dust present in hay is to steam it at high temperatures from the inside out. Haygainâ€™s patented method has been scientifically proven to dramatically reduce respirable dust by up to 99% and kill bacteria, mould and fungal spores. When hay supplies are short, there may not be a wide selection of hays to choose from but planning ahead with local suppliers to source the right type of hay and then treating the hay with high temperature steam prior to feeding will ensure it is consistent, clean and palatable.
Below: Analysis of forage will inform decisions regarding other feed, and highlight areas where there are deficiencies that need to be addressed
Forage Replacers Not all feeds can be used to replace forage. To fit the bill as an alternative to forage the product must be fibre based with a similar nutritional quality to hay and have low levels of starch. Ideally the product should also encourage plenty of chewing, unless the horse has dental issues in which case a soaked forage replacement is more suitable. Making your forage go further If you know forage supply may be an issue, then starting by extending your forage ration can be a useful way of managing costs and making a gradual transition before a total forage replacement is required. How Much to Feed? At minimum all horses and ponies should have 1.5% of their bodyweight on a dry matter basis daily. For a 600kg horse this equates to 9kg of dry matter in a 24 hour period. If your horse is out on reasonably good grass then this will account for part of this daily intake. It is practically impossible to know how much a horse consumes when out at grass and so at best we have to use a rough estimate based on time.
For example, assuming the above horse was stabled for 12 hours then we would use at minimum half of the recommended amount. If the horse is not overweight and does not put on weight easily then ideally all forage and forage replacers should be fed ad-lib. How to Feed a Forage Replacer One of the first concerns many horse owners have about feeding forage replacers is meal size. It is appropriate to leave large meals of fibre-based feeds for your horse to eat just as you would a net of forage. It is only concentrate feeds that provide larger amounts of starch from cereal grains that need to be fed in restricted amounts. Ideally introduce all new feeds and forages into the ration gradually by slowly increasing the amount fed over the period of a couple of weeks. Forage replacers cannot be fed in a net, but instead should be offered in several rubber trugs in the field or stable to encourage foraging activity. Try to increase eating time by dividing the forage replacer up into smaller meals where practical. Intake can also be slowed by the use of very large smooth pebbles, which are too big to be consumed and wonâ€™t cause harm, that have to be manipulated out of the way for the horse to eat. Soaked feeds should be made morning for night and vice versa to keep them fresh and any hay replacer not consumed within the day should be discarded.
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
REVESBY ABBEY PARK Ride Orgniser, Thay Stephenson, reflects on what’s new for 2019
ith 30+ years under my belt as an organiser, I felt fully justified to approach the 2018 season with the intention of making it my retirement year…. I cannot even remember the last time that I only organised just one ride a season….back in the dark ages I think, when I cut my organisers teeth on Claxby Pluckacre……so definitely time to take a step back and focus on more ‘me’ time. Royalties approached, and as it was already destined to be the last, seemed like a plan to have my ‘retirement’ party at the event. Changes in Beeswax farming practices at the venue mean they can no longer accommodate a ride on the farm. I have in recent years had an ongoing issue with a right of way on this route and it was no surprise when yet again I found myself fobbed off by various council departments and frustratingly still unable to use what was previously a lovely stretch of riding. In an effort to approach the problem from all possible angles I contacted one of the land owners in the hope they would have a resolution. Sadly, this was not the case, they too find themselves blocked by red tape and bureaucracy and it would appear that this ROW will continue to be totally
unusable because it is at the very bottom of any council priority. However, in discussing the why’s and wherefore’s, we found ourselves reminiscing on Claxby Pluckacre, back in the day, which was held from one of the estates’ yards, and the looming demise of my organising status ….and the lack of venue for the late season fixture….and it seems one thing led to another….and then before I knew it we were discussing possibilities and practicalities and potentials. Where this has led is to the most spectacular and privileged invitation for a new fixture, Revesby Abbey Park, which it seems I will organise! What’s more, I’m incredibly excited and enthusiastic about the prospect! Any Estate that has survived for almost a thousand years will have a rich history with many stories to tell; Revesby is no different. The Estate is very proud of the role its personalities have played on local, national and international stages over the years. With the backdrop of the house and acres of parkland to accommodate this new multi day ride, I hope that Endurance GB will add something to evolution! Mark it in your calendar for 2019! September 27-29th.
Dominicâ€™s Dismount A tale of trauma at Euston Park Photos supplied ny HPower
BEATING THE WINTER BLUES Winter is a difficult time for horse owners and can mean a lot of extra work. Few of us relish the prospect of the shorter daylight hours, the long, dark evenings, the seemingly endless mucking out, soggy fields and muddy horses. How can we make this difficult time of year easier for us and less stressful for our horses? Words by Justine Harrison CHBC
owever difficult winter is for us, it can also be a miserable time for horses too. Turnout is often restricted, the grazing available will be sparse and horses are often expected to be confined to stables for longer than we would all like. The winter months can mean horses spend hours a day with little to do, no freedom of choice and often without direct access to equine company. It is no wonder they can become aggressive, or try to barge out of the stable or through the field gate. Being stabled for long periods could be having a negative impact on a horse’s physical and mental health. Recent research by Nottingham Trent University found that horses stabled with little or no contact with other horses showed significantly higher
signs of stress than those kept in group housing. The long-term release of stress hormones have been implicated in many conditions in horses including laminitis, Cushing’s disease, immunosuppression, COPD, a range of skin conditions, allergic reactions and the increased risk of gastric ulceration and colic. Therefore we must consider that long periods of confinement and the resulting boredom could contribute to our horses being at risk of a wide range of health problems. How can we make this difficult time of year easier for us and less stressful for our horses?
For many yards winter turnout is
Opposite page Top: Spend time with your horse to enrich his day Bottom: Even limited turnout will be beneficial
stopped or restricted. If grass turnout is restricted see if your horse can be regularly turned out in the arena, an alternative paddock or outside yard (any safe enclosed area) with a calm equine friend. You could create a fenced area outside his stable so he has the choice to wander in and out at will.
Horses rely on other equines for friendship, shared vigilance and security, so make sure your horse has equine company at all times. If he has to be stabled make sure he can touch, interact and mutually groom with an equine friend over the wall. Or even better – can he stay in a group housing or barn system? If your horse has a best friend who
isn’t stabled nearby, then see if you can bring his buddy to visit him every day for an hour or so. Let them mutually groom over the door and hang a hay net outside your horse’s stable so they can socialise and keep each other company. Then return the visit on alternate days.
Horses would naturally graze for up to 18hrs a day, so being without access to forage for even short periods of time can increase frustration and the risk of aggressive behaviour and gastric ulcers. Providing plenty of good quality forage in the stable and field will keep your horse occupied and his digestive system working as it should. Ideally, give him a choice of different forages at ground level to simulate natural grazing behaviour. As long as he doesn't have back or neck pain you could hang several haynets at different heights and positions – this will encourage him to move and provide some interest and variety. Remember to have extra piles of hay or forage items in the field if there are several horses turned out - 2 for each horse is the ideal, so if a horse moves anyone on there will always be another station. Short chopped forages or chaff will take longer to eat and fill his time, so you could give him a choice every day in different bowls. Avoid sugary or grain-based feeds, research has shown
they can raise anxiety levels and may cause weight gain. Watch out for the sugar content in some licks and treats and opt for the sugar free alternatives.
A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
Ensure he has plenty of room to lie down and sleep well. Horses need to be able to lie flat out to achieve REM sleep, so ensure he has enough space to do this. A big, deep bed will protect him when he gets up and down. Rubber matting topped with a generous bed of shavings or straw with big banks around the walls will provide warmth, prevent any knocks to his legs and reduce the risk of him getting cast.
A CHANGE OF SCENE
If there is a spare loose box on the yard then see if he can swap stables for part of the day to give him a change of scene. Tie him up on different parts of the yard with a carrot studded hay net or a toy box (see below) to keep him occupied. If a different turnout paddock or area is available then rotate where he is turned out for variety. Do ensure he is relaxed in his new environment and has equine or human company at all times.
HANG OUT TOGETHER!
Being stabled for long hours means your horse will likely be very bored, so take this opportunity to spend some quiet time with him and get to know him better. Catch up on all your chores – sort out your grooming kit or clean
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
your tack outside his stable so he isn't alone. He will really appreciate the company and it could improve your relationship. Take him for walks in hand with a friend to graze or browse the hedgerows. It’s good exercise for you both and another change of scene for him.
FIND HIS ITCHY SPOT
Most horses have special itchy spots they love to be scratched, so see if you can find your horse’s favourite. It may be somewhere they can’t reach like their chest, under their bottom jaw, or inside a hind leg. Scratching the wither area and around the base of the neck can lower your horse’s heart rate and help him relax. You will know you have hit the spot when his nose starts twitching or he tries to return the favour by scratching you back!
FLAVOUR HIS HAY
Soaking some – or all – of your horse’s hay ration may be advised to reduce the amount of sugars, or nonstructural carbohydrates your horse
consumes. The soaking process also can reduce dust and mould, reducing the risk of respiratory diseases or digestive upset. To give your horse some variety you could steam or soak his hay in some herbal teas. Some horses love the taste of nettle, rosehip, camomile or mint so soak some hay in a bucket and do a comparison taste test to see which your horse prefers.
Horses love to play and toys that make them think can help to kill time and alleviate their boredom in the stable and field. There is a huge range of toys available including devices that trickle-feed grass nuts when nudged, giant balls with handles to throw around and edible toys on ropes. But you can also get creative and make your own – towels and staple-free cardboard boxes with treats hidden inside can make great toys. It is important with these, as with some of the ideas here, that you ensure your horse does not become frustrated if the
Feed in multiple locations to encourage natural foraging behaviour
game is too difficult. Make the game easier or choose something else if this is the case. Remember to change the the items you leave everyday to ensure your horse doesn’t get bored with the same thing.
GIVE HIM A TOY BOX
Make a toy box to entertain your horse, either in the stable or when he's tied up. Half-fill a large, strong bucket or crate with horse-safe toys – large dog toys, rubber balls and rings are ideal. Scatter grass nuts, vegetable strips or high-fibre treats in the bottom of the bucket and pour a little diluted apple or carrot juice over the top. Watch to make sure he doesn't become frustrated or swallow anything he shouldn't, and give him only a limited time with it – say 15 mins at a time – to maintain his interest.
Get creative; there are many ways to prevent boredom. Photos courtesy of Tara Gifford.
ENRICH HIS ENVIRONMENT Make sure your horse has plenty to occupy his mind when he’s stabled and in the field – here are a few ideas you can try. • Pack a traffic cone with hay – leave some poking out of the top and hide treats inside. • Make some root vegetable kebabs – thread carrots, parsnips and turnips on to a strong cord or rope and hang from your stable ceiling or tree branches in the field. • Part of a horse’s diet would naturally be bark and branches. So put horsesafe logs and suitable branches – such as willow or hazel – around the stable and field for your horse to browse on. Check they are not poisonous first. Make friends with your local tree surgeon and see if they will deliver some horse-safe branches to you. • Make treat branches – find a suitable branch and smear with honey and stick vegetable treats or Polos on to it, then hang in the stable or field. Add something different every day. • Studies have shown that given a choice of bedding, horses prefer a big straw bed to rummage through. Hiding strips of root vegetables or grass nuts in their bed and forage ration will extend foraging time. Supervise your horse! While you can buy stable toys for your horse, make sure they are easy for him to do. Some horses can become frustrated if it's too difficult to access the treat. Always use your common sense and supervise your horse, and don't provide anything that could cause him to choke. If your horse is laminitic, seek advice before providing sugary treats.
Justine Harrison CHBC IAABC Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant ABTC Accredited Animal Behaviourist IAABC UK Chair
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
scottish endurance riding club
ALI’S AMAZING ARGYLL ADVENTURE
A BITTERSWEET TALE OF FUN TINGED WITH SADNESS I’m sure most people have a ride bucket list. Top of mine has been going to the Argyll Challenge. I have not managed to get there for various reasons but this year pulled out all the stops and planned to take both my horses, Sancho and Laucha, to do the Saturday and Sunday Pleasure rides. Words by Ali Ainslie
aughter Fern came to ride Sancho, Judith Allan came to be company, super crew and extra driver if needed and amazingly my son Ben and his lovely fiancée Anna were over from New Zealand - first time back in eight years for Ben, first trip to Scotland for Russian Anna and they decided that they would include the venue, Scammadale, in their Scottish Grand Tour. They agreed to meet us there in time to take pictures and crew with Judith on the Saturday. So, on the Saturday morning looking ahead to the 5.5 hour journey: vehicles checked and packed ready for the off, the longest ever with ponies for me; lists made and ticked off, food prepared (a massive frittata and salads, huge lemon cheesecake and a tray of Brownies, breakfast black pudding, bacon, sausage and eggs and of course the cafetiere!) We were all ready to pull out of the garden at 6.00am with sleepy ponies loaded. Still dark but with a spectacular sunrise … the adventure began. We stopped at the Green Welly shop for coffees and wees and undid the chest bars so the ponies could get their heads down with a feed and water on the floor. Thought Sancho was giving me a great big nuzzle with his nose until Fern erupted in hysterics … he had wiped all the mucous held up in his airways all over my hair! Yuuuk! Scraped as much off as possible and we continued on our way. There were many ooohs and aaahs at the scenery unfolding and we had had a lovely trip by the time we were inching up the road to Scammadale Farm and our venue field. First time camping and corralling for me, Fern and the ponies, but Judith is an old hand. We arrived at noon. Judith and Fern got the corrals up
while I walked the ponies about to get their circulation going. All the Argyllies were so welcoming, helpful … and always smiling! Must be something in the water ... we found ourselves going about smiling too … what a gorgeous place! Glancing down the road just after 12.00 I saw to my astonishment a wee red car ... the BenandAnna mobile. It was particularly nice to see them as they had the stove! Vetting was at 3.00pm so after a snack lunch we readied ourselves for the first ride. Both ponies vetted well and we had been told that boots for the new route on the far side of the loch were advised, so booted up we were. Off we went and came to a wide river which our ponies crossed quietly, it had been a problem for some. Nice wee canter up a grass field past a photographer and onto the loch side. The crew were stalking us from the other side of the loch planning on meeting us at the top of it. To cut a 3k story short: there were some deepish patches of mud and big stones on the track, hardly wide enough for a quad between loch and hill. Laucha lost her first boot teetering on the edge of a wee ditch. I couldn’t see it: ‘blast’ I said and hopped off to try and find the 100 quid item. Duly retrieved and refitted off we went. ’Oh
Below: The venue at Scammadale, with a view of the challenges to be undertaken in the hills surrounding it Opposite: Ali Ainslie with Laucha, enjoying the route and the challenges that the two day ride offered.
goodness me’ I said as the second one left us, this time sucked down deeply into a footprint. Took a while to get that one. ‘For f***’s sake’ I cried as the third came off and I couldn’t see it anywhere so we left it! By this time we were getting a tad aerated and losing so much time that getting round at all seemed unlikely. Then one after the other of Sancho’s boots came off. ‘Right’ I said. ‘That’s it!’ I said. Fern threw herself off Sancho swearing profusely and yanked all six remaining boots off both ponies, retrieved Sancho’s latest lost one, stuffed them all into the bag brought for this purpose and remounted. Seven kms in one hour 5 minutes! We set off on better ground at a canter, me riding one handed carrying the offending boots in the other. A slightly familiar face on a quad kindly relieved us of the bag of boots, we told him about the lost one and on we went. We had no time to speak to the crew but the ponies grabbed a carrot apiece and off we climbed up the hilly track in the forest, naked feet akimbo. To make up for lost time we had to go pretty fast, not much chance to make up time on a 16k. Laucha led the whole way back like a thing possessed, maybe sensing my need for haste. Yes, she CAN do more than SC3! We made it back in
scottish endurance riding club
record time and set about organising the ponies to vet. Laucha passed on 50 and then disaster struck - Judith was taking Sancho’s heart rate – “Fern, listen to this please”. Fern’s face said it all as she listened to Sancho’s heart rate. “He’s gone arrhythmic again.” We presented him anyway. Marina MacArthur was competent person and agreed with us: countable but not right… The arrhythmia he had developed after a nasty virus in 2015 had not reoccurred until Argyll. He appeared fine and back to normal in the morning, but not after the trot up. We had already decided that he wouldn’t do the Sunday ride. The heavens had opened as they only can in Argyll and it had poured all night. There were new waterfalls streaming down the hills opposite. I did wonder about just going home but we decided that I would still take Laucha round the second, different Pleasure route, Fern and Ben would stay to keep Sancho company. Judith and Anna would crew. The rain eased up a bit and there was a route change as the river was not crossable. We set off in good style, Laucha not minding being alone, and were caught up by Marina and the lovely Soli (Ringing Solitaire). Crowning glory of that route was Marina’s casual comment “and there’s Mull” …. Wow! hadn’t realised how close we were. Marina very kindly let Laucha bustle to the front and take the lead from time to time … we made excellent time and that consolidated my feeling that she was at last ready to try Competitive next year. We returned with me beaming from ear to ear, vetted well and we had done it … Argyll Challenge…big tick! Ben and Anna left to continue their Scottish Grand Tour, we ate the remains of the picnic and started to clear up. I was delighted to be handed a carrier bag with a lovely horsey scarf, rosette, sponge and voucher for having done the two days. I had had a great time, found new confidence in my wee pony… and now presents too. It took me a long time to stop smiling after Argyll despite Sancho’s wee problem: he went back to normal pretty quickly. Ben and Anna were pleased to have been in on the bucket list tick off and it was lovely to have them both there, knowing that within the week after a three-month trip starting in Russia they were going home to New Zealand. Judith is such good company, a great friend to have with you and turns her hand to anything. I had so much fun with the tiny mare, the Argyll folk are so nice to be around. The routes are amazing and deserve to be better supported.
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
AHS REVIVES THE MARATHON – IN NEWMARKET To celebrate their Centenary, the Arab Horse Society revived the AHS Marathon, with generous sponsorship from the Kingdom of Bahrain. Words from Anne Brown, chairman of the AHS Centenary Marathon committee All photographs courtesy of West End Photography
he Centenary Marathon ran over two 13-mile loops of Newmarket Heath, at the kind invitation of The Jockey Club, on 7 October in glorious weather with great success and no injuries. The smooth running of the day was down to Dianne Luke and volunteers from Anglia Distance Riders, plus excellent vets and many other helpers and Raynet - and a lot of forward planning and visits to The Rowley Mile Course. The AHS was also grateful for the input from the Ground Jury of Helen Gipson, Martin Welch (also the timekeeper) and Stevie Martin, in control of the Vetting Area. But the historic race, started in 1974, almost didn’t happen! At the last minute,
the FEI threatened dire penalties, and exclusion from endurance events, for any horse, rider or official taking part. “Full and frank discussions” ensued, and the AHS - with support from EGB and a certain vet - was able to convince the FEI that the Marathon was a race, sanctioned by The Jockey Club, not an endurance event, so they finally backed off. Perhaps they had enough on their plate with the dire conditions and calamitous result of the World Endurance Championships at Tryon. This year’s race for the 16 starters was slower than usual, despite being run on the best turf in Britain, the Rowley Mile and the July courses. Only Istfamouze with twice-Marathon winner Emma Owen raced over the
Top Oakleazefarm Czamak, Mirjana + Terminator's Dream Bottom Fred Barrelet, vet, 2018 AHS Marathon & Lauren Mills - Best Conditioned on Oakleazefarm Czarko
start line and disappeared over the horizon, but had blown their chances by the end of the first loop. At the end, only seconds separated the first four horses, at speeds of between 23.37 kph and 23.29 kph (14.52 mph and 14.48 mph). The winner Elizabeth White, in one hour 48 minutes and 15 seconds on her home-bred FEI** Arab mare Buckleberry Habiba, took home a handsome bronze statue, kindly donated by the King of Bahrain, also the perpetual AHS Trophy and the Cecil Hough Cup for the leading pure Arabian, and £1,000. “Winning the Arab Horse Society Marathon in the amazing setting of Newmarket was a great experience, with a wonderful atmosphere created by everyone involved,” said a proud Tizzie. Close second, in one hour 48 minutes and 20 seconds, Nikki Malcolm on her 20-year old part Arab, Khartoum with a K, won a new trophy, the Audin Shield, for the leading gelding (donated by Lisa Adshead, who won on Shakmari Gold in 2012), and also the Veteran horse trophy. Proving that age is no barrier to speed and distance, Gill Plumbley won the Veteran Rider trophy on the Crabbet Arabian mare Mirjana (by AHS Premium stallion Imad), finishing third, in one hour 48 minutes and 28 seconds. Druimghigha Shimoni came in a fourth with owner/rider Dr Christine Nicol in one hour 48 minutes and 36 seconds. The part-Arab gelding was bred by Dr Marthe Kiley-Worthington, a past winner of the AHS Marathon. The team of vets led by Fred Barrelet voted Lauren Mills’ Arab gelding, Oakleazefarm Czarko, the coveted ‘Best Conditioned’ award at the end.
Only three horses were vetted out lame, and one retired on course. Crews were limited to two per horse, and they and riders were hosted to a hot meal in the smart Hong Kong Suite before the prize-giving, with trophies for many, prize money to 10th place and special rosettes in Bahraini colours for all 12 finishers. As a souvenir of the day, riders were allowed to keep their bibs, emblazoned with the Arab Horse Society logo and the emblem of the Royal Studs of Bahrain. All the riders were most appreciative of the opportunity to race in such a prestigious setting. Christine Nicol wrote to the AHS: “The Marathon was a truly amazing and thrilling event, and it was a privilege to take part. Thank you for the time and effort you put in to
organising it.” Jenny Lees, owner of Hamdaany Zaid Almaha (who originally parted company with his jockey Nathan Sweeney in the pre-race parade but finally came home safely in 10th place), wrote: “It was a wonderful day and the fact that no horses were injured shows that you can go out and have fun without cruelty.” Sally Mellor whose daughter Katy 20-year old Katy Mellor, a 2018 EGB Spotlight Scholar, lifted the Aitken Cup for Leading Young Rider on Sahir Opulence, finishing 11th added: “Congratulations on a fabulous event. We were delighted to be able to compete on the hallowed turf at Newmarket alongside some exceptionally talented horses.”
Top left Tizzie White, winner on Buckleberry Habiba Top right 2018 AHS Marathon committee Chairman Anne Brown &.Katy Mellor 11th + top young rider. Bottom is Nikki Malcolm & Khartoum with a K and Tizzie White & Buckleberry Habiba
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
DURHAM AND TEESSIDE GROUP END OF SEASON REPORT Report from Nikki Dawson
he Durham and Teesside end of season pleasure ride was Durham Valleys, held on Sunday 21st October with a choice of 24km or 10km distances. We were very lucky with the weather, as it really was a perfect autumnal day and Mother Nature had outdone herself again, providing a truly beautiful array of colours in the woodland and surrounding countryside. 50 riders headed out from the venue at Ivesley Equestrian Centre leaving our brand new ride organiser, Catherine Grant, holding the fort and biting her nails. She needn't have been concerned though, the day went brilliantly and everyone enjoyed the ride and scenery. We had quite a few 'first timers' out with us at Durham Valleys and it was lovely to hear how much they had enjoyed their first experience of EGB on their return and we look forward to welcoming them on many more rides next season. A big thank you to Catherine Grant - you've got the job.....! Also thanks to Ivesley Equestrian Centre and all those who made it possible for this lovely ride to run.
SPOTLIGHT ON THE SEASON DURHAM AND TEESSIDE MEMBERS: WENDY WILSON AND ILLUSIONIST (NOVICE)
2018 and Wendy Wilson and Illusionist have enjoyed their first Novice season. 12 year old Illusionist, (Loui to his friends) is home bred, by an eventing stallion. Wendy became interested in endurance in 2017, while visiting (in her capacity as an equine bodyworker)
Nicky Pink, who is a long standing member of Durham and Teesside EGB. They of course ended up talking about endurance and a week later Wendy and her horse Illusionist were entered to take part in the Tanfield pleasure ride. As we all know, it only takes one ride to get hooked! So next, Wendy joined as an Associate Member. She enjoyed it so much, that at the end of the season she was delighted to discover that she and Loui had won the Associate Member Trophy with a total of 336km. This year, Wendy and Loui have entered a total of 7 Novice graded rides, beginning with Tinwold, a SERC ride where they gained a grade 2 and successfully finishing the season off at The Royalties with a grade 2.
FIONA KEARTON AND VALEO (OPEN)
What a great season Fiona Kearton and Valeo have had. Fiona purchased Valeo as an unbacked 4 year old in February 2016, after having long dreamed of owning an Arab. So as soon as she saw his advert, she hot footed if off to see him. Fiona describes Val as a lovely character, very affectionate, loves human company and a pleasure to start (in late 2016) He is also very quick to learn. In 2017 Valeo had a bit of time off when Fiona travelled to New Zealand for some kiwi endurance experience but once back in blighty, they were soon in full work and by August 2017 Fiona took the plunge and entered their first graded ride at Euston Park - talk about not doing things by halves! Cumbria was their second ride of the season and Fiona realised that Valeo LOVED endurance!
This year, Fiona and Val started out at Novice and completed a 42km at New Marske, upgrading to Open in time for a 40km at Hexham, gaining a grade 3. Fiona regularly visited Hamsterley Forest for training rides and hill work and with Valeo feeling great and really fit, Fiona applied to ride for England in the two day 80km class at the Home International at Brodie Castle, hosted by SERC and was thrilled to be selected! Out on course, Fiona and Val made good time around the fist 30km and was straight through the vet gate on day one. Day two and Valeo settled into a lovely rhythm despite the springs on his feet. Yet again, straight through the vet check, resulting in a SERC gold award! Valeo is now enjoying a well deserved holiday. Fiona is super proud of him and looking forward to their next adventure.
Top Gorgeous autumn colours at Durham Valleys Ride - Nicky Pink, Karen Fairbairn and Liz Worthington Bottom Wendy Wilson and Illusionist All photos courtesy of Marimages
NORTHUMBERLAND GROUP URBAN HORSE 4 FOR THE NORTH 2018 RESULTS! Report from Janet Lennard All photos courtesy of Eileen Charlton
his year we were delighted that Carolyn Hymers, of Urban Horse, agreed to sponsor the competition for the second year. The 10 rides selected to be included were: Durham Valleys, Tinwald, Eildon Hills, Dialstone, Seacliffe, New Marske, Aram Grange, Hexham, Cumbria Challenge and Longnewton. 34 riders with 38 horses signed up at the start of the season. It costs nothing to join in, the best four rides (or less) are counted, we just need to know the level riders are competing at, and the results from each ride. We then put that info into the big calculating machine I alluded to in an earlier article and over the season folk can go to our web site and see how everyone is doing. 21 Novices, 9 Open level and 4 advanced combinations took part, with 2 progressing to open from novice in the season. The riders are scattered over Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham Dumfries, Lothians and Borders and this year an entrant from North and East Yorkshire as well. All we need now is Lancashire based riders to join in and we have the full set! At the Novice level the winner is Jenny Kidd from Cumbria Group with her lovely little pony Keeloges Shamoah. 2nd placed was Rosemary Granger from Northumberland with Adamâ€™s Glory. 3rd placed was Emily Smith of Northumberland with Taylor. At Open level the winner was Angela Johnson, of Northumberland group, with Bright Destiny, 2nd placed is Diane Williams, of Borders, with Red Ruby, and 3rd is Julie Banks, of Cumbria and Dumfries, with Croftys Springtime Frost. At Advanced level 1st place goes to Constance Newbould, of Lothians, with Zarkhrur, and in second place is Robert Newall, of Northumberland, with Kambel de Fignois. 3rd is Sarah Armitt, also of Northumberland, with Redebank Jasmine. All three winners get a voucher to spend with Urban Horse and Angela as overall winner on points, gets a second voucher as well. Well done!
WINNERS BRIGHT DESTINY AND ANGELA JOHNSON.
Known as Tam, this lucky Arab is 21 years old this year. Not so lucky to start with though! He lost his mother at 3 months, was left to run wild with ponies, was whipped into a horse box and suffered ragwort poisoning. Then he fell into the warm embrace of the Endurance community. He was gifted to Barbara and Mike Jordan in Cumbria. They nursed him through the poisoning, helped to cure him of his distrust of people especially round his head , then they gifted Tam to Angela at 5 years old. Angela, based in Durham, is an experienced and successful endurance rider with her little mare Kerry. Angela quietly gained his trust and spent a long time getting him used to a trailer, travelling him and taking him to endurance events to watch and wander about, and a trial vetting. His first ridden endurance was at Richmond Equestrian Centre endurance training day. Angela had found his favourite thing, going across the countryside. She says no-one would go out and buy a horse for endurance with his conformation, short at the front and tendency to tie his legs in knots. You can start a fire with the sparks that come off his back shoes. They had an accident at an endurance ride where he went down an unmarked ditch fracturing his tooth and both Angelaâ€™s ankles. Bless him, he carried her carefully back to the venue. They have been together now a long time and the bond and friendship is easy, successful and unbreakable. Long may it continue.
Robert Newall, 2nd place Advanced level Rosemary Granger, 2nd place Novice level Julie Banks 3rd place Open level
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
RESULTS All the latest results from the EGB events
TRAWSGOED - DAY 2 (17/06/2018)
45kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Ethaar (Caroline Le Butt), 12.6kph; Granby Sting (Maureen Langham), 11.8kph; Peponi (Christopher Wray), 15kph Grade 2: Boreina (Anita Gordon), 15.7kph; Cherry Cottage Lad (Zoe Powell), 13.7kph Grade 3: Merlin III (Bethan Lewis), 16.9kph Grade 4: Real Deal (Hilary Kaye), 14.2kph 45kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Tm Valentino (Julie Mckeown), 10.3kph 37kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 3: Parynoia (Wendy Miles), 11.7kph 37kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Completion: Farid My Lad (Sophie Haughton), 14.7kph 37kms Pleasure Ride Aliyona (Morgana Bonner), 9.7kph; Giggi (Sharron Grant), 9.7kph 30kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Cwmcynwal Cala (Karen Cadman), 10kph; Hope (Fiona Griffiths), 13.3kph; Sammy Jack (Helen Foster), 10kph Grade 2: Akazan Shadow (Gill Boulding), 9.5kph; Glantrasna Carrig (Donna Sharp), 10.1kph; Penstrumbly Sax Bomb (Theresa Nazer), 11.4kph Grade 3: Grovemere (Geoffrey Nazer), 11.4kph Grade 4: Mr.Pi (Amanda Aldridge), 9.5kph 30kms Pleasure Ride Tali (Kathy Jones), 9.5kph 25kms Pleasure Ride
Cwmcynwal Alice (Karin Hilton), 10.7kph; Elsie Bint Goudah (Rachel Thurlow), 8kph; Holly (Kim Conroy), 8.5kph; Marl Joclyn (Laura Robinson), 8.5kph; Minky (Kim Thurlow), 8kph
MIDLANDS MIDSUMMER MADNESS AT FOREMARK DAY 1 (23/06/2018)
82kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 2: Tannasg Psyrenkus (Charlotte Chadwick), 13.5kph Grade 3: Clonmore Treasure (Antonia Milner-Matthews), 10.7kph Completion: Grecian Moon (Larissa Burnett), 11.7kph; Yethersgill Taliesin (Rebecca Parsler), 10.7kph 1 elimination and 1 retired 65kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Silva Quartz (Emma Martin), 13.7kph Grade 2: Ballydoolagh Alfie (Jeni Gilbert), 13.7kph; Boreina (Anita Gordon), 12.9kph; Martini Jazz (Annette Masterson), 12.7kph Grade 4: Waleed Bin Goudah (Rachel Robinson), 10.3kph Completion: Cloughwood Gold Charm (John Illingworth), 10.3kph; Medraar (Terence Madden), 1 elimination 42kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 4: Fighting On (Rachel Tomlin), 11.2kph; Kaalif (Anja Ward), 10.5kph; Pilarcita (Lisa Armstrong), 10.5kph Completion: Psyngari (Piers Geddes), 11.4kph 42kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Chico (Cassandra Ward), 10.5kph
Grade 2: Melody (Janet Thornhill), 9.7kph Grade 3: Molahen Al Alhan (Robert Sedgley), 11.1kph Completion: Royal Rebel (Jake Bayley), 9.7kph 32kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Leesview Tobias (Jill Thorburn), 12.6kph Grade 4: Bashir (Rachel Rolfe), 10.5kph; Karactacus Potts (Anna Collins), 10.5kph Completion: Honey's Copper Top (Stephen Bennett), 10.7kph 2 eliminations 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Diamond Deal (Stephen Roberts), 11.8kph; Weyekins Grace (Naomi Craker), 9.7kph Grade 2: Crown Of Salona (Tina Pfeiffer), 11.2kph; Kennox Calsun (Wendi Bailey), 9.7kph; Ruby Tuesday (Natalie Oliver), 9.9kph Grade 3: Bluebell (Hazel Pridgeon), 9.9kph; Femke Sterre H (Poppy) (Kirstie Worswick), 11.1kph; Oriole The Gold (Pamela Jordan), 11.8kph Completion: Leo Halfpenny (Amie Baker), 10kph 1 elimination 32kms Pleasure Ride Champers (Susan White), 10.8kph; Crosstown Military Man (Jamie Houghton), 11.5kph; Elbrich Fan Wolsom (Cathryn Houghton), 11.5kph; Katya (Eleanor Cooke), 11.1kph; Shandy (Gillian Bower), 9.3kph; Squire (Gaynor Jones), 11.1kph 16kms Pleasure Ride Elmo (Vanessa Woodhouse), 8.8kph; Gem (Andrew Rowbottom), 9.4kph
NEW MARSKE (24/06/2018)
84kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 3: Abu Rukomet (David Yeoman), 12.2kph; Vlacq Irresistible (Colin Sykes), 11.6kph Completion: Feagh Antonio (Emma Harris), 12.2kph 64kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 4: Zarkhruv (Constance Newbould), 12.1kph 42kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Doonfellin Khamsin (Nikki Brown), 11.7kph Grade 3: Kilconly Diamond D (Juliet Olivier), 11.6kph Completion: Riyah Raquassah (Karen Corr), 12.4kph; Samba B (Sarah O'neill), 13.1kph 42kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Keeloges Shamoah (Jennifer Kidd), 11.1kph; Nightfire Hallelujah Louis (Julie Martin), 11.5kph Grade 2: Taylor (Emily Smith), 11.1kph Grade 4: Valeo (Fiona Kearton), 9.5kph 1 elimination 32kms Graded Endurance Ride Completion: Kavanagh (Janet Lennard), 10.5kph 3 eliminations and 1 retired 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Toome Eezy Diamond (Tricia Heaps), 10.1kph Grade 2: Forever Mr Bumblebee (Catherine Grant), 11.4kph; Mistletoe (Linda Birkitt), 9.2kph Grade 3: Gwyddions Hannelore (Catriona Moon), 9.4kph; Sakama Taliesin (Nicola Lewis), 9kph; Tilly (Rhianne Dixon), 9.3kph Grade 4: Brockington Arlet (Sam Edwards), 10.1kph; Illusionist
(Wendy Wilson), 9kph Completion: Akira (Norma Thompson), 9.2kph; Harold (Amy Young), 11.1kph; Hillgarth Dreamcatcher (Hannah Young), 11.1kph; Lougherne Basil (Samantha Prosser-Higdon), 10.3kph; Seren Procyon (Kaye McIver), 8.5kph; Skip (Jacquie Harrison), 9.2kph; Twister (Pamela Joynes), 8.1kph 10 eliminations 32kms Pleasure Ride Apollo (Tara Steendijk); Flash (A M Roshan), 9kph; Griffin (Wendy Cullen), 6.2kph; Larna (Helen Nichols), 6.2kph; Marty (Kate Fisher), 6.1kph; Penny (Ann Featherstone), 9.8kph; R.S.Felledge Holly (Karen Fairbairn), 7.3kph; Ruben (Michelle Ayre), 6.1kph 1 elimination 24kms Pleasure Ride Badger Bob (Louise Young), 8.9kph; Ballynamoney Bob (Mia Bradley), 8.3kph; Benspey Mitch (Sarah Wilkinson), 8kph; Bessie (Milly Lee), 10.1kph; Captain Darcy (Helen Morrell), 9.8kph; Cian (Ami Mccoy), 8.3kph; Derwent Lucky Lad (Jackie Axcell), 9kph; Divine Dream (Patricia Savage), 10.1kph; Dun And Dusted (Carolyn Cummings), 10.2kph; Greenholme Fancy That ( Jake) (Gillian Hodgson), 8.7kph; Harry (Rebecca Unwin), 9.2kph; Indie (Sharon Davison), 9.4kph; Kitt (Martin Young), 8.9kph; Lexi (Liam Walton), 8.9kph; Millie (Alex Largan), 8.3kph; Minstral (Lesley Fitzpatrick), 9.9kph; Niall (Emma Luke), 9.2kph; Painted Lady VII (Susan Russell), 9kph; Prince Harry (Lisa Richardson), 10.1kph; Ruby (Anne Gosney),
9.2kph; Sam (Claire Greenbank), 8kph; Storm (Pamela Hewitt), 10.1kph; Townend Ludo ( Ludo) (Olivia Frankland), 8.7kph; Troy (Helen James), 9.4kph; Zim Nazka (George Melia), 10.2kph 1 elimination and 2 retired 14kms Pleasure Ride Andrew Prince Of Brecon (Isobel Green), 9.1kph; Aston (Julie Stafford), 6.6kph; Betsy (Emilia Winney), 6.3kph; Clover (Sharon Morrison), 8.9kph; Constance Of Ansgidbal (L J Mackok), 8.4kph; Husky Boy (Mollie Winney), 6.3kph; Indian Ra (Elizabeth Campbell), 10.3kph; Jemina (Anne Lambert), 7.5kph; Ladarna Of Langley (Edmund Macholc), 8.4kph; Lucy (Lauren Mills), 7.5kph; Murphy (Anne Goodall), 8.1kph; Nepo Django (Lorna Turner), 7.5kph; Paddy (Becky Stafford), 6.6kph; Peggy (Georgina Tribe), 8.1kph; Rosie (Lynn Raistrick), 7.5kph; Rupert (Helen Metcalfe), 8.4kph; Sally 1 elimination
65kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Wendy Everson), 11.3kph Grade 2: Distance Oasis (Heather Whiteley), 11.6kph; Mirjana (Gill Plumbley), 10.9kph 1 elimination 50kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Nuraletta (Judy Holloway), 12kph 2 retired 50kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 3: Djelanza (Abigail Tennant), 9.6kph
p e n de nt
Natural Supplements for Animals
Te s t e d
(Formulated in accordance with the FEI Clean Sport initiative)
42kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Shirajah (June Davies), 11.2kph Grade 2: Baijan (Elizabeth Rowland), 11.3kph; Bright Dawn (Sue Loveridge), 11.4kph Grade 3: Azaleah (Mary Stubbs), 11kph; Dearnebanks Mido (Jim Phillips), 12kph; Spilsbury Cassidy Kid (Ann Raymont), 11.2kph Grade 4: Vavavoom (Carri-Ann Dark), 12.1kph 42kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Bint Irexandya (Karen Burch), 10kph; Magic X (Andrea Champ), 10.7kph Grade 2: Druimghigha Luxor (Katianna Naylor), 10.7kph; Kazeme El Mystral (Sue Box), 9.2kph; Safiya (Charlie Turley), 9.2kph Completion: Kayote (Shanti Roos), 9.5kph 1 elimination 30kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 2: Argentina (Rosemary Henderson), 12.2kph; Maarhabi (Sally Milverton), 10.9kph Grade 3: Royal Marque (Sarah Lincoln), 11.3kph Grade 4: Rs Alijah (Victoria Ham), 10.3kph; Zafhir (Morag Webb), 10.4kph Completion: Choral Bey (Rachael Claridge), 10.9kph 2 retired 30kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Heatherglen's Madeliene (Lois Cooper), 10.9kph; Lucky Streich (Michael Bates), 10.9kph; Warrens Hill Johara (Juliet Crosby), 9.7kph Grade 2: Born To Be Free (Rory Thomas), 9.9kph; Brohedydd The Duke (Alex Powell), 10.4kph; El Gringo (Charlotte Noel),
8.9kph; Katmando (Fiona Griffiths), 10.4kph; Terenz Ibn Chatanz (Gillian Talbot), 9.4kph Grade 3: Clinwil Charmaine (Debbie Williams), 8.8kph; H S Andriana (Helen Barrett), 9kph; Oakleaze Farm Cziko (Louise Rich), 8.7kph Grade 4: Kayf Aramis (Isobel Coltman), 8.6kph; Oakleazefarm Czelecta (Susan Rich), 8.7kph Completion: Pebblebeach Narolie (Catherine Fuller), 10.4kph 25kms Pleasure Ride C S Corinthian (Claire Richards), 11.4kph; Clifton (Corinna Storey), 10.5kph; Erray Mercury (April Walsh), 7.1kph; Fernyknap Freddie (Frances Hall), 9.4kph; Gladsdale Legacy (Scarlett Sarsby), 9.4kph; Gracie (Jo Hosier), 9.5kph; High Offley She's The Business (Caroline Macbrayne), 9.3kph; Jubilee Belle (Hannah Crocombe), 9.4kph; Rita (Abigail Yeates), 9.4kph; Simply Holly Hobbitt (Holly Yeates), 9.4kph; Tess (Sue Wickenden), 8.9kph; Vlacq Itarille (Judy Hallam), 7.1kph
THORESBY HALL DAY 1 (30/06/2018)
64kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 3: Syrus (Samantha Bowkett), 11.9kph 40kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Sahir Opulence (Katy Mellor), 13.2kph Grade 2: Jumanji (Cheryl Wallace), 14.2kph; Kaalif (Anja Ward), 12.7kph; Tiffaala (Sally Mellor), 13.2kp Grade 3: Aberstwyth Gwynfor (Hayley Oliver), 14.8kph; Little Kira (Adele Roulston-Bates), 13kph; Lva
Troy (Susan Scarborough), 13.8kph; Va Milotkha (Kimberleigh Angove), 13kph Completion: Candy Pop (Alex Ratcliffe), 11.8kph 1 elimination 40kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Chico (Cassandra Ward), 12.7kph Grade 2: Femke Sterre H (Poppy) (Kirstie Worswick), 13.4kph 32kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 2: Cumbria Black Kareem (Amber Sole), 12kph; George Bush (Dominic Smith), 13.3kph; Harmonized (Chloe Delaney), 15kph Completion: Earl Of Killmurray (Madison Pomroy), 13.4kph 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Attyrory Earl (Marie Weinman), 13.4kph; Castlecoote Westside (Annette Ellison), 13.7kph; Tannasg Rowan (Emily Ferguson), 12kph; Wotan Wolkchen (Catriona Moon), 12.7kph Grade 2: Cashelbay Lucky Duke (Jo Bunyan), 13.7kph; Harvest Gold (Sheryl Symonds), 13.4kph; Spring Hill Fabio (Danielle Gray), 10.3kph; Vashta Nerada (Charlotte Scott), 12.7kph Grade 4: Southmoor Bramble (Mary Holland), 13.4kph Completion: Rusheen Blathin (Gillian Hasberry), 13.7kph
THORESBY HALL - DAY 2 (01/07/2018)
82kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 3: Akarem (Nicola George), 11.6kph Grade 4: Bacchus Du Clos Huet (Kiyalfan Salman Hassan Al Sabri), 11.7kph; Belluno De Sommant
(Muhammad Ali Fazal Amin), 11.7kph; Nahdia Bint Chatanz (Bella Fricker), 13.7kph Completion: Barssa De La Tosca (Ali Abdulrahman Belghzooz Al Zarooni), 11.7kph; Mk Marcella (Rachel Pemberton), 12kph 3 eliminations 63kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Aberllwyd Femme Fatalle (Kathy Carr), 13.3kph Grade 2: Perpetua (Sarah Whiteley), 12kph; Star Hill Sapphire (Claire Mellor), 14.2kph Grade 3: Aratahnes Electra (Lisa Powell), 13.3kph 2 retired 38kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Kilteeven Ginger Mist (Lisa Hayworth), 15kph Grade 3: Aberstwyth Gwynfor (Hayley Oliver), 13.4kph; Gin And Tonic II (Alice Redihough), 12.7kph Completion: Ima-Gine (Stuart Barkway), 12.9kph; No Money No Honey (Iola Chapman), 13.7kph 1 elimination 38kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Nightfire Hallelujah Louis (Julie Martin), 12.1kph; Varena (Zoe Wright), 10.8kph Grade 2: Clorogue Dots (Lynsey Bainbridge), 11.5kph; Sara (Amy Wray), 12.2kph 3 eliminations 38kms Pleasure Ride Blue (Nichola Simpson), 11.4kph 31kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 3: Burfield Court Appearance (Helen Boston), 12.8kph; Jumanji (Cheryl Wallace), 14.4kph Grade 4: Silvretta Grand Marnier (Sally Farrall), 10.9kph
1 elimination 31kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Golden Pride (Lindsey Bones), 11.7kph; Wisespares Tempo (Helen Ganney), 10.2kph; Zayin Indian Fuego (Sue Wileman), 11.7kph Grade 2: Croftys Babaloosh (Pumpkin) (Paula Parker), 11.7kph 31kms Pleasure Ride Silvretta Acrobat (Jan Hebblethwaite), 11.2kph 20kms Pleasure Ride Anastasias Shadow (Lone Le Roux), 10.4kph; Crosstown Military Man (Jamie Houghton), 10.9kph; Daisy (Nicole Westwood), 8.8kph; Elbrich Fan Wolsom (Cathryn Houghton), 10.9kph; He's A Blue Boy (Wendy Webb), 5.8kph; Pantyfid Cloudy (Jennifer Rand), 11.7kph; Royal Whisper (Fiona Southwell), 5.8kph 3 eliminations 12kms Pleasure Ride Danny (Jess Topham), 6kph; Ebony (Rhiannon Owen), 6.2kph
THE WAR OF THE ROSES - DAY 1 (07/07/2018)
74kms 2 day Graded Endurance Ride 2 Day Grade 3: Ricco Esta Artisan (Robert Blane), 10.9kph 34kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Keeloges Shamoah (Jennifer Kidd), 10kph Grade 3: Vlacq Majid (Gemma Schwendel), 11kph Grade 4: Kochanski (Amanda Mackin), 9.1kph 1 elimination 24kms Pleasure Ride Banjo (Abigail Peace), 6.6kph; Coco (Jane Owen), 8.3kph; Earnwell Jethro (Marion Lowe), 6.9kph; Hs Pearl Diver (Anne Booth), 6.4kph; Just
George (Wendy Wilson), 8kph; Kingswell Shearwater (Elizabeth Molyneux), 6.4kph; Little Boy Blue (Nicole Pink), 6.8kph; Llwyngwilym Clarewen Lexy (Vicky Hodgkiss), 8.3kph; Ltf Wings Of Amir C (Tania Fitton), 6.4kph; Major Boris (Elizabeth Dawson), 6.9kph; Matilda Bay (Angela Peace), 6.6kph; Montymillion (Sarah Talbot), 6.6kph; Orelie Griff (Christopher Fitton), 6.4kph; R.S.Felledge Holly (Karen Fairbairn), 6.8kph; Sakama Taliesin (Nicola Lewis), 8kph; Yorkies Little Diamond (Nikki Priestley), 6.3kph 2 eliminations 10kms Pleasure Ride Apollo (Tara Steendijk), 7.5kph; Aston (Julie Stafford), 6.6kph; Derrylin Rover (Samantha Booth), 6.1kph; Isabella Bottoms (Michelle Bell), 6.1kph; Nero (Angela Brock), 6.1kph; Paddy (Rebecca Stafford), 6.6kph
BIRLING GAP (08/07/2018)
32kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Archer (Leonie Wheeler), 11.2kph Grade 2: Millie I (Mark Weil), 11.5kph Completion: Cardinal Panache (Viv Coleman), 11kph 1 elimination 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Heatherglen's Madeliene (Lois Cooper), 11.5kph; Va Celebration (Joanne Hogan), 10.1kph Grade 3: Autumn Flame (Fiona Woodham), 9.2kph Grade 4: Diabloi (Keely Nugent), 8.5kph Completion: Copper Moon Jt (Tracey Rose), 10.5kph; Gulledo Lady (Jennifer Newman),
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
RESULTS CONT. All the latest results from the EGB events
10.6kph; Ps Dancing Demus (Beata Hranaiova), 8.4kph; Woodstock (Hannah Cooper), 9.2kph 1 elimination 32kms Pleasure Ride Seagull (Annette Monument), 7.5kph 16kms Pleasure Ride Abergavenny Unique Lady (Donna Gannon), 7.8kph; Ardlea Charmer (Simon Frederick), 5.6kph; Balmule Tavish (Gemma Green), 6.4kph; Barngate Hippolyta (Judith Yarnold), 8.2kph; Dalriada Kostmekash (Fiona Bloom), 9.1kph; Dowlands Aramis (Susan Downing), 7.6kph; Dunnban Garrand (Stephanie Allum), 8.2kph; El Azraff Amirah (Kristina Pettit), 8.2kph; Fiddler (Coral Nottage), 6.8kph; Grandeika (Lucy Driver), 6.4kph; Grey Squire Pearl (Lesley Wilson), 8.2kph; Griseburn Heather (Abigail Dyer), 8.3kph; Hm Bugatti (Sarah-Jane Carey), 8.5kph; Joshua (Frances Jones), 6.4kph; Justin Lagden Lane (Sarah Mitchell), 8.5kph; Juxta Pose (Gb) (Adel Greene), 7.7kph; Kirmali (Marie Bennett), 8.8kph; Lisnagross Christina (Catherine Parker), 6.1kph; Lookout Queen Lily (Lindsey Frederick), 5.6kph; Louposhi Warrior (Abbey David), 7.2kph; Paddy (Deborah Milne), 6.5kph; Phargo (Tracey Mallon), 9.1kph; Pico (Michelle Clark), 8.8kph; Queen Charlotte (Cea Francis), 5.7kph; Revvelo (Stacey Chapman), 7.2kph; Rovin Z Clover (Bailey) (Mick Milne), 6.5kph; Spring Prophet (Jane Luck), 6.4kph; The Fiddler VII (Thomasine Rudd), 6.8kph; Vamos (Christine Brightwell), 5.7kph;
Wexford Tramp (Ruth Pike), 6.4kph 2 eliminations
THE WAR OF THE ROSES - DAY 2 (08/07/2018)
40kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Completion: Abergavenny Warrior (Hannah Whitehouse), 11.2kph; Farid My Lad (Sophie Haughton), 11.2kph 1 elimination 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Sakama Taliesin (Nicola Lewis), 11.4kph Grade 2: Illusionist (Wendy Wilson), 11.4kph; Lougherne Basil (Samantha Prosser-Higdon), 11.4kph Grade 3: Keeloges Shamoah (Jennifer Kidd), 10.6kph Grade 4: Picanini Jacana (Emma Harris), 10.6kph 32kms Pleasure Ride Champers (Susan White), 11.6kph 20kms Pleasure Ride Coco (Jane Owen), 6kph; Earnwell Jethro (Marion Lowe), 7.4kph; Gem (Sue Cunningham), 8.5kph; Llwyngwilym Clarewen Lexy (Vicky Hodgkiss), 6kph; Major Boris (Elizabeth Dawson), 7.4kph; Mr Pink (Caroline Jackson), 6.8kph; Sugar Boy (Jayne Thompson), 7.4kph; Vlacq Majid (Gemma Schwendel), 8.9kph; Warrens Hill Jzamal (Victoria Atkinson), 6.8kph 10kms Pleasure Ride Aston (Julie Stafford), 6.3kph; Corkers Beauty (Leanne Smith), 10.9kph; Little Boy Blue (Nicole Pink), 10.1kph; Paddy (Rebecca Stafford), 6.3kph; R.S.Felledge Holly (Karen Fairbairn), 10.1kph
64kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Lindance Easter Boy (Glenda Smith), 11.7kph Grade 3: Kachine (Carrie Francis), 12.2kph Grade 4: Beewitched (Peta-Jane Field), 11.2kph 1 retired 32kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Darwin (Tanya Southworth), 13.7kph; Mirjana (Gill Plumbley), 11.2kph; Rv Golden Flame (S Scrase), 13.7kph Grade 2: El Borann (Helen Newton), 12.4kph; Silver Tariba (Susan Speed), 10.9kph Grade 3: Chiquita Princesca (Amanda Nicholson), 10.5kph; Cotswolds Amirah (Freya Gallichan), 11.2kp Completion: Blaize (Rebecca Townsend), 10.6kph 1 elimination 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Aamira Bint Shuwaimeh (Susan Moore), 10.7kph; Ashad (Robin Everson), 9kph; Blue Karmacan (Tam Russell), 10.7kph; Cumbria Black Lana (Valerie Hansen), 9.2kph; Jaaristo Spritzer (Julia Holtom), 10.3kph Grade 2: Aashir (Wendy Everson), 9kph; Another Firebird Rising (Honor Farley), 9.5kph; Bakeburn Tune (Lorna Bevan), 9kph; Bracken (Libby Kendal-Tory), 9.1kph; Hb Paragon (Clare O'shea), 9.8kph; Heath (Carina Kane), 11.6kph; Ieschia (Beth Aldridge), 10kph; Menorca (Teresa Longden), 9.5kph; Misteltoe (Sandra James), 9.4kph; Petronius (Jill Semmens),
11.3kph Grade 3: Ayla (Anne Browne), 9.4kph; Blue Twilight Eclipse (Valerie Kemp), 9kph; Tula-Llula (Imogen Kaczmarek), 8.9kph Grade 4: Dylasau Syr Rowan (Catherine Woodford), 9.2kph; Kayote (Shanti Roos), 8.6kph; Muromets Aladja (Maria Baverstock), 8.7kph Completion: Afterglow Fredom (Danny Blackford), 8.3kph; Ali Shaheen (Rosalyn Davis-O'leary), 8.6kph; Mis Me Kensa (Carolyn Thomas), 8.9kph; Sg Paris (Jan Prettejohn), 9.1kph 3 eliminations 32kms Pleasure Ride Azael (Linda Barnes), 8.9kph; Fare Game (Sarah Lindfield), 8.7kph; G L Destiny's Angel (Janthea Newman), 10kph; Keen Pleasure (Charles Newman), 10kph; Oakthwaite Rhuaridh (Raymond Davison), 8.8kph; Percy (Liz Parks), 6.5kph; Windsor (Hannah Tomlinson), 8.7kph; Zorro (Sharon Davison), 8.8kph 17kms Pleasure Ride Autumn Reflection (Natasha Underwood), 9.2kph; Duke (Annette Brown), 7.5kph; Fantasy Flame (Donna Wright), 8.1kph; Freddy (Sheryl Smith), 9kph; Harvey (Rosaline Ellison), 6.5kph; Hs Pathan (Beverley Jenkin), 8.7kph; Lago Jezebel (Lynn Harvey), 8.4kph; Laydeezman (Sarah Keeley), 9.2kph; Malci (Tina Applegarth), 6kph; My Name Is Earl (Jenni Jilbert), 7.5kph; On A High Spark (Katie Broad), 6kph; Otto (Jane Stevens), 8.1kph; Peggy (Rebecca Kent), 6kph; Ralph (Susanna Wakeham), 7.9kph; Rispa (Harriet Vincent), 9kph; Shah
(Sally Nicholson), 9kph; Velvita (Noella Leslie), 8.1kph 5 eliminations and 1 retired
ARAM GRANGE (15/07/2018)
60kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Phoebe Rose (Alison Thorburn), 12.6kph Grade 2: Sparky (Amanda Lister), 12.6kph 40kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Bright Destiny (Angela Johnson), 14.1kph; Wainstones Dainty Lady (Bethany Clarkson), 14.2kph; Zim Nazka (Carolyn Cummings), 14.1kph Grade 2: Marcus Ibn Gayet (Jean Gilbert), 11.4kph Grade 3: Riyah Raquassah (Karen Corr), 13.9kph Grade 4: Syrus (Samantha Bowkett), 14.2kph 1 retired 40kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Clorogue Dots (Lynsey Bainbridge), 11.2kph; Gwyddions Hannelore (Catriona Moon), 12.7kph; Keeloges Shamoah (Jennifer Kidd), 11.4kph; Kochanski (Amanda Mackin), 11.1kph; Nightfire Hallelujah Louis (Julie Martin), 12.1kph; Tango Sky (Joanne Rowcroft), 11.2kph Grade 2: Silver Duchess (Sarah Stanley), 11.5kph; Taylor (Emily Smith), 11.8kph 32kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 4: Squire (Gaynor Jones), 12.3kph Completion: Riversdale Bawika (Julie Linder), 10.4kph 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Indie (Sharon Davison), 10.3kph; Toome Eezy Diamond
(Tricia Heaps), 10.7kph Grade 2: Howards Express (Grace Trueman), 9.5kph; Magnifique Design (Lisa Johnson), 10.6kph; Skip (Jacquie Harrison), 10.4kph Grade 3: Croftys Springtime Frost (Julie Banks), 9.6kph; Lloyd (Cody Ritson), 9.5kph; Lougherne Basil (Richard Ross-Lee), 10.6kph Completion: Akira (Norma Thompson), 8.3kph; Sioux (Sarah Mumby), 10.4kph; Tilly (Rhianne Dixon), 8.3kph 32kms Pleasure Ride Amber (Haydee Seton-Jones), 8.4kph; Asmall Cuillin (Samantha Parkinson), 10.3kph; Bountoobee (Nicola Gregory), 8.4kph; Elvis (Julie Richardson); Illusionist (Wendy Wilson), 9.8kph; Ltf Wings Of Amir C (Tania Fitton), 7.8kph; Orelie Griff (Christopher Fitton), 7.8kph; Painted Lady VII (Susan Russell), 10.3kph; Shandy (Gillian Bower), 11.2kph; Susie (Sally Richardson) 20kms Pleasure Ride Aston (Julie Stafford), 7.4kph; Banjo (Abigail Peace), 8.5kph; Greenholme Fancy That ( Jake) (GillianHodgson), 9.1kph; Jemima (Anne Lambert), 6.9kph; Jester (Sarah Wilkinson), 8.1kph; Jonny (Lee Nichol), 9.3kph; Jumpin Johnnie (Amanda Mcluckie), 9.8kph; Lovely Lady (Jacquie Brash), 10.6kph; Lowhouses Samantha (Alison Ingleson), 6.9kph; Major (Leanne Manze), 9.3kph; Major Boris (Elizabeth Dawson), 11.5kph; Matilda Bay (Angela Peace), 8.5kph; Montymillion (Sarah Talbot), 8.5kph; Mr Pink (Caroline
Jackson), 10.7kph; Paddy (Rebecca Stafford), 7.4kph; Pantyfid Cloudy (Jennifer Rand), 11.4kph; Pearl (Sylvia Greenbank), 8.1kph; R.S.Felledge Holly (Karen Fairbairn), 9.6kph; Rosie (Dawn Morris), 11.5kph; Rupert (Helen Metcalfe), 10.9kph; Sam (Claire Greenbank), 8.1kph; Sam I (Karen Hynes), 10.6kph; Solly (Helena Trzeciak), 6.5kph; Tommy (Diane Hudson), 11.6kph; Townend Ludo ( Ludo) (Olivia Frankland), 9.1kph; Vodka Ice (Emma Swinburn), 6.5kph; Warrens Hill Jzamal (Victoria Atkinson), 10.7kph 2 eliminations and 2 retired
GRAFFHAM DOWN (29/07/2018)
42kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 3: G L Gilded Lance (Craig Budden), 9kph; Orel (Kate Curry), 9.8kph Completion: Eight Acres Kismet (Alison Robinson), 9kph; Heatherglen's Madeliene (Lois Cooper), 9kph; Townahawe Buster (Georgia Brenton), 9kph 32kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 2: Millie I (Mark Weil), 11.5kph 2 retired 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Completion: Aryzona (Caroline Jacobs), 8.4kph; Musical Shares (Michael Doody), 8.3kph; Sharouk Al Shams (Kamash Al-Sayed), 8.3kph; Warrens Hill Johara (Juliet Crosby), 9kph; Zas Marzouk (Tracey Rose), 8.6kph 2 retired 32kms Pleasure Ride Winter (Diana Stewart), 8.7kph
2 retired 26kms Pleasure Ride Brockdale Look Twice (Kim Carter), 10.3kph; Royalman Lhi (Paul Carter), 10.3kph 1 elimination and 1 retired 16kms Pleasure Ride Bmj Picasso (Michelle Clark), 8kph; Cookstown Girl (Christine Cursons), 4.6kph; El Azraff Amirah (Judith Yarnold), 8.2kph; Enya (Beverley Wadge), 8kph; G S Almeria (Andrea Newby), 8.5kph; Gortnalon Denzel (Aaron Kelly), 9.6kph; Hollyhatch Kingdom Bay (Claire Trim), 9.6kph; Kinavesash Southern Star (Amanda Barton), 7.6kph; Midnight Revel Lightning (Camilla Erskine), 8kph
44kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Murphy Himself (Irene Willis-Feasby), 10.1kph Grade 2: Silver Zeph (Bridget Brown), 10.1kph 1 retired 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Llanfyllin Roseanne (Linda Birkitt), 9.6kph; Toome Eezy Diamond (Tricia Heaps), 9.6kph Grade 2: Gwyddions Hannelore (Catriona Moon), 10.1kph; Lougherne Basil (Samantha Prosser-Higdon), 10.9kph; Skip (Jacquie Harrison), 9.6kph Grade 4: Croftys Springtime Frost (Julie Banks), 9.8kph; Indie (Sharon Davison), 8.6kph Completion: Monty (Dan Hall), 8.2kph; Riversdale Bawika (Julie Linder), 8.6kph; Sioux (Sarah Mumby), 9.6kph 1 elimination
32kms Pleasure Ride Beresford Sydney (Carol Counter), 7.5kph; Champers (Susan White), 10kph; Oakthwaite Rhuaridh (Raymond Davison), 7.9kph; Pantyfid Cloudy (Jennifer Rand), 7.5kph; Seagull (Annette Monument), 6.5kph; Zorro (Sharon Davison), 7.6kph 21kms Pleasure Ride Beckmeetings Karim (Heidi Lewis), 10.7kph; Farchynys Tecwyn (Jessica Lewis), 10.7kph; Sam (Claire Greenbank), 9.3kph 16kms Pleasure Ride Constance Of Ansgiobal (Laura-Jane Macholc), 7.4kph; Ladarna Of Langley (Edmund Macholc), 7.4kph; Robe Ranger (Alphie Moutrey), 6.3kph; Ruby Classic Cantata (Charlotte Hart), 6.3kph; Thrifty Nifty (Ruby Wilson), 6.3kph 12kms Pleasure Ride Benson (Alex Buchanan), 4.3kph; Farne Raibeart (Janis Bright), 7.6kph; Mary Mack (Allison Hansen), 4.3kph
HEXHAM RIDE (05/08/2018)
40kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Cloughwood Gold Charm (John Illingworth), 12.4kph; Zim Nazka (Carolyn Cummings),11.5kph Grade 3: Valeo (Fiona Kearton), 11.3kph Grade 4: Rocky (Gill Steven), 12.3kph Completion: Alfred (Alison Thorburn), 11.5kph; Piecki (Alison Wilson), 12.3kph; Serinah (VIV Knight), 10.7kph; Thf Maya (Ashley Close), 10.4kph 40kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Oakthwaite Aurora (Laura Hindle), 10.3kph
Grade 2: Adams Glory (Rosemary Granger), 10.7kph; Clorogue Dots (Lynsey Bainbridge), 10.3kph; Illusionist (Wendy Wilson), 10.5kph; Keeloges Shamoah (Jennifer Kidd), 10.6kph; Kochanski (Amanda Mackin), 10.3kph; Sakama Taliesin (Nicola Lewis), 10.5kph; Tango Sky (Joanne Rowcroft), 10.3kph; Taylor (Emily Smith), 10.6kph Completion: Croftys Springtime Frost (Julie Banks), 10.8kph 1 elimination 30kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 2: Seren Procyon (Kaye McIver), 10.2kph Grade 3: Howards Express (Grace Trueman), 8.8kph Completion: Hillgarth Mac (Jeremy Harland), 9.6kph; Lloyd (Cody Ritson), 8.8kph 1 elimination 30kms Pleasure Ride Asmall Cuillin (Samantha Parkinson), 8.7kph; Forest In Shalla (Julie Rana), 8.1kph; Lovely Lady (Jacquie Brash), 8.1kph; R.S.Felledge Holly (Karen Fairbairn), 9.1kph 25kms Pleasure Ride Calico (Joyce Casson), 9.3kph; Captain Darcy (Helen Morrell), 6.9kph; Corkers Beauty (Leanne Smith), 6kph; Doodle (Bev Crain), 7.5kph; Freddie (Serena Lydall), 7.8kph; Jade (Penny Johnston), 8.8kph; Jumpin Johnnie (Amanda Mcluckie), 7.4kph; Little Fenwick Rob Roy (Gail Fitzsimmons), 8.5kph; Marcus Ibn Gayet (Jean Gilbert), 9.3kph; Minstral (Lesley Fitzpatrick), 9kph; Niall (Emma Luke), 8.2kph; Painted Lady VII (Susan Russell), 8.8kph; Ruby (Anne
Gosney), 8.2kph; Sparky (Amanda Lister), 8.8kph; Thomas (Kate Hissingson), 7.8kph; Yorkie (Gemma Common), 7.5kph 1 retired 17kms Pleasure Ride Bowthorne Norman (Alison Brown), 6kph; Cachriph Zuhri (Jessica Lauman-Lairson), 7.1kph; Clansman Of Liosmor (Mckenna Whiteford-Gruar), 6kph; Clover (Sharon Morrison), 8.7kph; Dan (Lyndsey Temple), 6kph; Derwent Lucky Lad (Jackie Axcell), 9.4kph; Djin Fizz Du Barthas (Robert Newall), 8.5kph; Faelan (Susan Carruthers), 9.4kph; Gypsy (Justine Davies), 8.3kph; Hannah (Alison Kinghorn), 6.1kph; Harberwain Amelia (Faye Chenery), 6.3kph; Indian Ra (Elizabeth Campbell), 9.1kph; Jake (Paul Malyan), 6kph; Martha (Fay Graham), 6.1kph; Nepo Django (Lorna Turner), 8kph; Olive (Alison Kennedy), 7.7kph; Peaches (Alison Williams), 9.4kph; Pekanhein (Ian Oliver), 8.5kph; Redebank Jasmine (Sarah Armitt), 8.5kph; Roma Aurelius (Rachel Ferguson), 6.3kph; Rory (Steve Tulett), 7kph; Xuza (Sarah Findlay), 7.7kph
RIDGEWAY BARBURY CASTLE DAY 1 (12/08/2018)
82kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Boreina (Anita Gordon), 12.3kph; Mirjana (Gill Plumbley), 14.5kph Grade 2: Razzle And Role (Frances Brayford), 13.5kph 3 retired 66kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Al Raad Bin Jesra (Christine
Smyth), 13kph; Azaleah (Mary Stubbs), 12.3kph; Royal Marque (Sarah Lincoln), 12.3kph Grade 2: Star Chaser (Violet-Mae Murch), 12.5kph Grade 3: Tresmeake Bay (Megan Seedhouse), 13kph Completion: Sg Haneesh (Charlotte Purkis), 12.2kph 1 retired 41kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Cf Bluebell (Angela Percival), 12.1kph; Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Wendy Everson), 13.8kph; Ryminni (Jane Baldry), 11.5kph Grade 2: C S Corinthian (Claire Richards), 11.2kph; Granby Sting (Maureen Langham), 12.9kph; Smokey Savannah (Karin Hilton), 13.4kph; Surplus To Requirements (Jill Thorburn), 12.4kph Grade 3: M H S Amir El Sudan (Samantha Hunt), 10.8kph; Maarhabi (Sally Milverton), 10.7kph; Oliver (John Coldicott), 11.7kph; Vlacq Iceni (Anne Walton), 12kph Grade 4: Choral Bey (Rachael Claridge), 10.7kph; Dearnebanks Mido (Jim Phillips), 12.7kph; H S Andriana (Helen Barrett), 10.2kph Completion: Bertie IV (Abigail Gant), 10.9kph; Real Deal (Hilary Kaye), 13.4kph; Spellbound Oberon (Della Short), 11.5kph 41kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Bint Irexandya (Karen Burch), 11.2kph; Jaaristo Spritzer (Julia Holtom), 11.5kph; Petronius (Jill Semmens), 11.4kph; Xtreme Independance (Laura Graham), 12.4kph Grade 2: Archways Lovada Annie (Julie Dickens), 11.6kph; Kizhi
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
RESULTS CONT. All the latest results from the EGB events
(Melanie Bradley), 10.8kph Grade 4: Alleka Shareen (Lindsay Williams), 8.6kph; Arundawn Aurora (Hilary Gay), 8.6kph; Hendrewen Pirate (Nicola Davies), 9.7kp Completion: Hs Emerillon (Sue Box), 9.7kph; Rainbow Dream (Alice Loten), 11kph 1 elimination 33kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Diamond Flight (Tamzin Furtado), 14.7kph Grade 2: Ca Jalmeer (John Black), 14.7kph Grade 3: T F A Ibn Al Gert (Amanda Nicholson), 11.7kph Grade 4: Coco (Kamash Al-Sayed), 11.1kph 1 elimination 33kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Broadreed Silver Mist (Nicola Berry), 9.9kph; Dalcotes Kimber (Lisa Spencer), 9.5kph; Kayf Aramis (Isobel Coltman), 11.5kph; Rubicon Kartikka (Helen Bowyer), 12.1kph; Vixen (Nathan Sweeney), 10.3kph; Warrens Hill Johara (Juliet Crosby), 11.7kph Grade 2: Brownbread Easter Rabbit (Sally Rowe), 11.1kph; Don Juan 183 (Sally Hall), 11.5kph; Kearley Des Blayes (Alex Tennant), 10.3kph; Lucky Streich (Michael Bates), 11kph; Marbon Mastarpiece (Ann-Marie Pelc), 11.1kph; Music Master Of Havenhurst (Sophie Berry), 9.9kph; Oakleazefarm Czelecta (Susan Rich), 10.7kph; Ptolemaeus (Carol Jones), 8.9kph; Samsara Kabir (Tony Griffin), 11.4kph; Taylor's Flicka (Barbara Moorhouse), 12kph; The Conclusion (Mandy O'Hare), 9.5kph Grade 3: Hs Shahpoor (Trish Griffin), 11.4kph
Completion: Afeeri (Zoe Hollis), 10.2kph 1 elimination 33kms Pleasure Ride Brookdale Look Twice (Kim Carter), 11.2kph; Holly (Kim Conroy), 10kph; Hs Pathan (Beverley Jenkin), 11.7kph; Magic Beat (India Hall), 10.7kph; Man At Arms (Katherine Mcgovern), 9.5kph; Marl Joclyn (Laura Robinson), 10kph; Pragnells Thunderhead (Bethan Jones), 8.9kph 1 elimination 20kms Pleasure Ride Duchess (Becky Brock), 9.1kph 3 eliminations 10kms Pleasure Ride Psymitar (Harry Ollis), 9.1kph; Topper (Joanne Milsom), 10kph; Vitara (Meghan Watkins), 10kph 1 elimination
F.E.I. EUSTON PARK - 1 - DAY 1 (23/06/2018)
F.E.I. 2star 120kms Euston Park Endurance Ride 8th: Hs Jamal (Lauren Mills), 15.4kph 9th: Sheer Bliss (Lorna Mccarthy), 15.4kph 10th: L.M. Ashirta (Nicola Thorne), 15.4kph 1 elimination F.E.I. 1star 80kms Euston Park Endurance Ride 3rd: Evermore Artistic (Carina Kane), 17.7kph 4th: Viniculture (Nicola Chappell), 17.2kph 5th: Psynibreez (Kate Atkinson), 16.9kph 6th: Spanish Heir (Bella Fricker), 16.9kph 7th: Doylan Lacoste's Gift (Alicia Reeves), 16.6kph 13th: Vlacq Flint Accolade (Heather Weston), 15.9kph 14th: Tylands Froley (Saffron Bishop), 15.4kph 15th: Oso Spiralling Wind (Nikki Malcolm),
14.2kph Completion: Magdy (James Dickinson), 14.8kph 6 eliminations
F.E.I. EUSTON PARK - 1 - DAY 2 (24/06/2018)
F.E.I. 1star 80kms Euston Park Endurance Ride 8th: Lm Bolena (Nicola Thorne), 16.7kph 9th: Bolero Phantastik (Charlotte Strang), 16kph
KINGS FOREST SUMMER RIDE DAY 1 (06/07/2018)
96kms 3 day Kings Forest 3-D GER's Grade 1: Magic Powers (Valerie Bradshaw), 11.7kph Grade 4: Bedouin (Lisa Wilkinson), 11.8kph; Redwings Milky Way (Ella Pomroy), 11.1kph Completion: Kildromin Trump (Lesley Caswell), 11.1kph 40kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Almaak (Rachel Woodman), 12.8kph; Dewin Salou (Chaminda Manjula Rodrigo), 13.9kph; Pacific Syrah (Hayley Lewis), 11.2kph Grade 2: Orel (Kate Curry), 10.9kph; Siroco Toul Ar C'Hoat (Habert Sidonie), 12.8kph Grade 3: Shamrock (Ali Abdulrahman Belghuzooz), 13.9kph 32kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 4: Aratahnes Electra (Lisa Powell), 12.2kph; H Nadir (Richard Allen), 12.5kph Completion: Boolagh Betty (Hilary Carr), 11kph 1 elimination 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Akwaduct (Jacqueline Watson), 12.2kph Grade 3: Exkik Charley (Heather Plasted),
10.4kph Grade 4: Boolagh Borris (Racheal Hogan), 11kph 32kms Pleasure Ride Beau Magic (Pauline Cushing); Bombay Sweet Pearl (Emma Davidson); Kalish (Victoria Twelves); Pumbaa (Emily Butters) 20kms Pleasure Ride Bouncer (Catherine Reynolds); Covalier (Gemma Conn); Matilda's Dream (Emma Pleasance) 16kms Pleasure Ride Whatton Einstein (Sam Moore
KINGS FOREST SUMMER RIDE DAY 2 (07/07/2018)
F.E.I. 3star 160kms Kings Forest Endurance Ride Completion: Lm Bolena (Nicola Thorne), 16.2kph 2 eliminations 160kms 2 day Kings Forest 2-Day GERs Grade 1: Watibou Coutillas (Alex Tennant), 14.3kph 128kms 2 day Kings Forest 2-Day GERs Grade 1: Arabian History (Claire Freeman), 15.3kph F.E.I. 2star 120kms Kings Forest Endurance Ride 8th: Warrens Hill Kizmet (Alice Loten), 15.7kph 9th: Buckleberry Habiba (Elizabeth White), 14.4kph 10th: Cwyrtai Sharif (Victoria Ham), 14.4kph 3 eliminations and 1 retired F.E.I. 2star 120kms Kings Forest Endurance Ride: YR 2nd: Aly's Estrella De Rock (Ella Bunting), 14.3kph 3rd: Penhwnllys Samala De Mon (Katie Bedwin), 14.3kph 3 eliminations 80kms Competitive
Endurance Ride 1st: Krayaan Nasser (Katy Mellor), 14.5kph 2nd: Sirius Os (Sally Farrall), 11.7kph 2 eliminations F.E.I. 1star 80kms Kings Forest Endurance Ride 10th: Druimghigha Luxor (Stephanie Cole), 13.8kph 11th: Magic X (Andrea Champ), 13.8kph 12th: Hs Azraf (Pam James), 13.8kph 80kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: H S Drift (Jessie Lethbridge), 14.2kph; Milord De Bozouls (Surtan Sing Gulad Singh), 13kph Grade 3: Arkan Biliska (Shahid Qamar), 13kph; Cevenne Larzac (Manohar Singh Devi Singh), 13kph; Katmando (Fiona Griffiths), 13.2kph Grade 4: Mellway Royalblue Diamond (Abigail Chisholm), 13.2kph 2 eliminations 64kms Graded Endurance Ride Completion: George Bush (Dominic Smith), 11.1kph
KINGS FOREST SUMMER RIDE DAY 3 (08/07/2018)
80kms Competitive Endurance Ride 1st: Peponi (Christopher Wray), 16kph 2nd: Talek Des Godets (Christine Ryan), 15.5kph 1 elimination F.E.I. 1star 80kms Kings Forest Endurance Ride 1st: Oakleazefarm Czamak (Louise Rich), 15.7kph 2nd: Spiranthes (Nicholas Tweedie-Smith), 15.7kph 3rd: Roe Atheer (Joanna Chisholm), 15.3kph 1 elimination 80kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Kaalif (Anja
Ward), 14.3kp Grade 3: Bey Sahli (Carri-Ann Dark), 16.3kph; Kerlioz Lerrem (Rameshwar Lal Kushal Ram), 12.9kph Grade 4: Calinda Aya (Rafik Umed Ali), 12.4kph; Whippletree Kray Jellyaby (Anna Kidd), 12.3kph Completion: Clever Girl Du Griou (Momeen Gouri Sher Mohd Go), 12.9kph 2 eliminations 64kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 3: Mandarine (Kathy Carr), 13.4kph 3 eliminations 48kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 3: Sam Valley (Heather Plasted), 12.1kph 40kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Cadenza Talisman (James Parsler), 14.5kph Grade 2: Pstylistic (Gillian Campbell), 13.3kph Grade 4: Velvet Echo (Lesley-Ann Parker), 12.6kph Completion: Bey R'ahmoun (Helen Gipson), 12.6kph 40kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 2: Baya Bis (Lucy Surridge), 12.1kph; Difaa (Nicola Thorne), 12.9kph; Kamilcia (Hannah Verkerk), 12.9kph; Molahen Al Alhan (Robert Sedgley), 13.5kph; Personified (Bryony Parsler), 14.5kph Grade 4: Westcombes Ellie (Carla Ridgeway), 10.5kph Completion: Leo Halfpenny (Amie Baker), 12.3kph 1 elimination 32kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Magical Merlin (Gemma Grodkiewicz), 13.3kph Grade 2: Makuto (Nicki Harris), 12.6kph; Sharif El Ra (Samantha
Howard), 13.3kph; Trust Me Too (Jane Greatorex), 11.7kph Grade 4: Maraakez (Christine Craker), 12.5kph Completion: Inde 2 (Janice Morton), 11.8kph 32kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Tannasg Vantage (Susan Hawes), 11.8kph Grade 2: Elana Bint Chatanz (Michelle Hancock-Denniss), 10.3kph; Valentino (Valerie Whalley), 11.9kph; Weyekins Grace (Naomi Craker), 12.5kph Grade 4: Jt Titanium (Ollie Holman), 12.6kph Completion: Kolya (Eleanor Vinnicombe), 11.7kph 2 eliminations 32kms Pleasure Ride Earl Of Killmurray (Jane Girling); Royal Infusion (Diane Archer) 20kms Pleasure Ride Casiphia (Karen Ash); Charlie (Rachel Hopton); Danaway Henrietta (Charlotte Roberts); Gas Skala (Maria Jeskins-Powell); Genger Ale (Rachel Hares); Pumbaa (Emily Butters); Rocky (Holly Hopton), 9kph; Tummela (Louise Felton) 2 eliminations 16kms Pleasure Ride Elsa (Karolina Eyre); Holyhill Summers Dream (Molly Gorst); Lewie (Gabriela Eyre); Silver Cognac (Angela Raven); Touch Of Frost (Teresa Lough); Vienna (Di Godfrey)
CIRENCESTER PARK - DAY 1 (13/07/2018)
65kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 4: Rohan Indiana (Val Ellingworth), 10.1kph; Sd Stella (Amanda May), 10.3kph
40kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Aztrantia (Charlotte Fleming), 12kph Grade 3: Sachiya (Mary Stubbs), 12kph; Surplus To Requirements (Tamzin Furtado), 10.7kph 40kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Aurora Forta (Nuccia Lipscombe), 10.9kph; Orel (Kate Curry), 10.7kph; Safiya (Charlie Turley), 12.3kph; Tal Afaar Kd (Fern List), 11.6kph; Xtreme Independance (Laura Graham), 10.7kph Grade 2: Kassalic Prince Tsar (Melanie Bradley), 10.6kph Grade 4: Rbs Emir Ibn Piligrim (Lesley List), 10.8kph 30kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Vlacq Iceni (Anne Walton), 11.5kph Grade 3: Eba Merlot (Caroline Thompson), 10.7kph Grade 4: Spellbound Oberon (Della Short), 12.4kph 2 eliminations and 4 retired 30kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Bint Irexandya (Karen Burch), 10.5kph; Clinwil Charmaine (Debbie Williams), 10.8kph; Hamdanieh Farhah (Vicky Brown), 10.7kph; Lucky Streich (Michael Bates), 10.6kph; Samsara Kabir (Tony Griffin), 10.9kph Grade 2: Hs Emerillon (Sue Box), 11.1kph; Montanna (Ann-Marie Pelc), 10.2kph Grade 3: Hs Shahpoor (Trish Griffin), 10.9kph Completion: Litl’Bit Lady D (Alice Evans), 9.5kph; Litl’Bit Lady D (Ben Evans), 9.5kph; Violeta (Jenny Myerscough), 8.1kph 1 elimination 30kms Pleasure Ride
Crosstown Military Man (Jamie Houghton), 10.6kph; Dutchdream Spetter (Suzie Todd), 11.1kph; Jac (Barbara Baker), 10.5kph; La Mi Khayal (Kimberley Lord), 7.5kph; Llandderfel Princess Elen (Nicola Randle), 7.5kph; Simeric Smooth Criminal (Hannah Maskell), 11.3kph; The Lady Graduate (Annette Longland), 11.2kph 3 eliminations 16kms Pleasure Ride Clonlaras Dubh (Jo Mccormac), 9.6kph; Fernyknap Freddie (Frances Hall), 10.7kph; Mahbrooka Bint Shuwaimeh (Elaine Fry), 7.8kph; Pioneerstud Gold N Psylk (Denise Nancarrow), 7.8kph 10kms Pleasure Ride Kingates Gold (Lorraine Sheerin), 8.2kph; Pedantic (Alison Fearn), 10kph
CIRENCESTER PARK - DAY 2 (14/07/2018)
100kms Competitive Endurance Ride 1st: Distance Oasis (Heather Whiteley), 11.5kph 1 elimination 80kms Competitive Endurance Ride 1st: Mahbubti (Sally Mcilwaine), 14.3kph 2nd: Sheer Bliss (Lorna Mccarthy), 14.3kph 3rd: Penny Clawd (Belinda Stewart), 13.7kph 4th: Al Raad Bin Jesra (Christine Smyth), 13.7kph 5th: Warrens Hill Zhaheen (Liz Ashmead), 13.7kph 6th: Asphodele Larzac (Esther Groen), 13.6kph 7th: Perfeq Pacha De Blaziet (Julie Kendall), 13kph 8th: Traemar Narnia (Laura Short), 11.2kph 9th: Kazeme El Mys-
tral (Sue Box), 10.2kph 3 eliminations and 1 retired 80kms Competitive Endurance Ride: Veteran Horse 1st: Autumn Reflection (Sarah Keeley), 13.6kph 2nd: Firebird (Lesley Nott), 13.3kph 3rd: Darwin (Tanya Southworth), 13.3kph 4th: Cadenza Talisman (James Parsler), 13kph 80kms Competitive Endurance Ride: Young Rider 1st: Lady's Man (Emily Cooke), 13.7kph 2nd: Aberllwyd Ibn Phariz (Katie Bedwin), 13.6kph 3rd: Crystal Wissam (Sophie Moorhouse), 12.8kph 1 elimination 80kms 2 day Graded Endurance Ride 2 Day Grade 1: Cloughwood Gold Charm (John Illingworth), 13.6kph; Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Wendy Everson), 12.9kph; Maarhabi (Sally Milverton), 12.1kph; Merlin III (Bethan Lewis), 13.9kph; Nuraletta (Judy Holloway), 12.8kph; Sabi Waseem (David Hawes), 12.6kph; Sharif El Ra (Samantha Howard), 12.5kph Grade 2: Argentina (Rosemary Henderson), 13.5kph; Bey Dryad (Gillian Hensley), 13.2kph; Granby Sting (Maureen Langham), 13.7kph; Indygo (Mary Stubbs), 13.2kph; Razzle And Role (Frances Brayford), 13.9kph; Remynisce (Susan Hawes), 12.6kph Grade 3: C S Corinthian (Claire Richards), 11.3kph; Diving Belle (Amanda Tovey), 11.3kph; Fighting On (Rachel Tomlin), 11.4kph; Florence (Emma Pleasance), 12.9kph; Good
Morgan (Jessica Sedgwick), 13.2kph; Hugo (Gemma Conn), 12.9kph; Real Deal (Hilary Kaye), 12.9kph Grade 4: Ac Latifa Amirah (Abigail Chisholm), 12.1kph; Bordesley Golden Iman (Ann-Marie Pelc), 11.3kph Completion: Madinah (Carol Jones), 12.6kph 4 eliminations and 1 retired 80kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 2: Sahir Opulence (Katy Mellor), 11.4kph Grade 3: Tiffaala (Sally Mellor), 11.4kph 1 retired 65kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Archer (Leonie Wheeler), 11.5kph; Bryneos Alexus (Rachel Judson), 12.1kph; Cf Winter Amadeus (Pat Guerin), 11.3kph; Druimghigha Shimoni (Christine Nicol), 13.4kph; G L Gilded Lance (Craig Budden), 14kph Grade 2: Ben Shah (Megan Barradell), 12.1kph; Ja Amir Khan (Valerie Whalley), 11.7kph; Sharloam Bel Bel (Nicola Smith), 12kph; Utopie De Soult (Joanna Chisholm), 11.9kph Grade 3: Leesview Tobias (Jill Thorburn), 11.3kph; Mamanuca May (Janice Morton), 11.8kph; Negmat Al Hayat (Megan Jennings), 10.5kph; Pedantic (Alison Fearn), 11.9kph Grade 4: Alshira (Cally Dancey), 10.8kph; Bright Dawn (Sue Loveridge), 10.5kph; Clonmore Treasure (Antonia Milner-Matthews), 10kph; Dukes Mountain Masterpiece (Ella Green), 11.1kph; Khartoum With A K (Nikki Malcolm), 10.9kph; Kingates Gold (Lorraine Sheer-
in), 11kph; Parynoia (Wendy Miles), 10.4kph Completion: Rv Golden Flame (S Scrase), 11.6kph 6 eliminations and 2 retired 45kms Graded Endurance Ride Completion: Eba Merlot (Caroline Thompson), 12.6kph 40kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 2: Aberstwyth Gwynfor (Hayley Oliver), 14.4kph; Themis Aya (Janice Cockley-Adams), 13.8kph Grade 3: Ty Shute Meadow (Sarah Bishop), 11.3kph Grade 4: Bodis Panache (Alix Nattrass), 12.2kph; Copper Head Road (Rebecca Stapley), 13.7kph; Tylands Froley (Tristan Bishop), 11.3kph 40kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Hs Beyazid (Beth Langley), 12.5kph; Tm Valentino (Julie Mckeown), 10.4kph Grade 3: Carrowkeel Storm (Clare Sedgwick), 12.1kp Completion: Va Celebration (Joanne Hogan), 11.8kph 30kms Graded Endurance Ride Grade 1: Shafeeq (Karen Roberts), 11.7kph Grade 2: Vlacq Iceni (Anne Walton), 12.7kph Completion: Bonnie Crusader (Graham Duffill), 12.2kph 3 eliminations 30kms Graded Endurance Ride (Novice) Grade 1: Kizhi (Melanie Bradley), 12.5kph Grade 2: Pebblebeach Narolie (Catherine Fuller), 11.7kph
Endurance Nov/Dec 2018
CLASSIFIED ADS ad endurance GB.pdf
JUSTINE HARRISON EQUINE BEHAVIOUR CONSULTANT Are you having problems with your horse? Are they difficult to ride, handle, shoe or load, nervous, aggressive, spooky or performing abnormal behaviours?
for the finest British Alpaca socks
Justine is a qualified equine behaviourist and trainer, who applies the latest behavioural science to help you understand and solve your horse’s issues.
perilla.co.uk tel: 01886 853615
B 93mm wide x 131mm high (with 3mm bleed) Endurance Magazine is excited to be able to offer EGB members, sponsors, supporters, small businesses, ride organisers, service providers and anyone else who would benefit from the opportunity to advertise on our new Small Ads page, available in 4 sizes! (see A, B, C & D) Plus, a direct link to your website from a digital version.
Special Summer Offer
A 93mm wide x 41mm high (with 3mm bleed) For more details on the advert options available and design service, please contact Catherine and request your free Endurance Media pack, containing future features, prices and dimensions. email@example.com • Horsebox hire • Hydrotherapy • Grooming • Saddle fitting • Coaching • Dog walking
• Holidays • Crewing • Schooling • Livery • Stabling • Insurance
C 44mm wide x 41mm high (with 3mm bleed)
• Show venues • Estate agents • Feed merchants • Vehicle servicing • Bed & Breakfast • Arena hire
• Clothing • Education • Veterinary • Training • Instructors • Breeding
C 44mm wide x 41mm high (with 3mm bleed)
Endurance Photo Competition
Send in your best themed photo of your horse with a funny caption, and you could win a prize! rsing Ho
rou n d
"Mirror, mirror on the stand... who is the fastest in all the land!" The winning photo for Jan/Feb issue of Endurance will be shown here with a quote. A winner will be chosen, and receive the special prize brought in from one of our sponsors. Check next time to see if you have won!
HOW TO ENTER: For the Jan/Feb edition of Endurance - Send in your best winter themed photo either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to Green Farm Stables, Albyns Lane, Stapleford Tawney, Essex, RM4 1RX CLOSING DATE: 14th January 2019
£60 VOUCHER YOU COULD BE IN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN: £60 in vouchers from Equine Products UK! Redeemable directly through their website, you can pick up anything to suppport the welfare of your horse.
TERMS: WHILST THE COPYRIGHT OF THE PHOTO WILL REMAIN WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER, MATRIX AND ENDURANCE GB RESERVE THE RIGHT TO USE THE IMAGE IN CONNECTION WITH ENDURANCE MAGAZINE, FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES. IMAGES SHOULD BE OF A GOOD SIZE AND RESOLUTION, AND BE ORIGINAL MATERIAL. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE NOT PERMITTED. PRINT ORIGINALS WILL BE RETURNED IF ACCOMPANIED BY A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE. IMAGES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE PUBLISHED DATE TO QUALIFY FOR A PRIZE. YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND IN MORE THAN ONE IMAGE FOR EACH COMPETITION. THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A VOUCHER FOR £60 WORTH OF FREE PRODUCTS REDEEMABLE DIRECTLY FROM EQUINE PRODUCTS UK LTD. THIS PRODUCT CAN NOT BE EXCHANGED FOR CASH.
Proud Sponsors of Lindum Spirit
Thay Stephenson roud spons o -p
Emerald Green Feeds
“I really couldn’t have hoped for a more involved and interested sponsor than Emerald Green Feeds! Really hands on and nothing too much trouble… looking forward to continuing the association!”
m S pi
High quality Low in starch & high in fibre From Vitamin A to Zinc Fully traceable Slow release energy
To see our full range of products visit www.emeraldgreenfeeds.co.uk