Equestrian News

Bicton Arena nets super sponsorship

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Exeter Racecourse has announced it is sponsoring at Bicton Arena’s international horse trials which take place in East Devon on August 19 to 21, writes Lucy Johnson.

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A rosette winner at the Exe Equestrian Open day meeting

The Exe Equestrian club’s novice show was held recently at Nutwell Court, with near record entries.

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Point to point action

Bay Central put up a sparkling performance to win the Ladies’ Open unchallenged in a fast time at Bratton Down, writes Granville Taylor.

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A dramatic increase in entries at this year’s Nunney International Horse Trials which take place from June 17-19 and is supported by Kingairloch Highland Estate, is testament to the event’s burgeoning popularity, writes Lucy Johnson.

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A good sized Bank Holiday crowd enjoyed warn sunshine and competitive racing at Upcott Cross for the South Tetcott meeting, writes Granville Taylor.

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Members' race at Ottery St Mary. P1081-10-10TI Point 2 Point at OSM. The 1st Race.

Horse racing enthusiasts are promised a fantastic family day out on Bank Holiday Monday (May 30), writes Donna Harris.

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East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

The re-arranged Eggesford fixture at Upcott Cross featured riding doubles for Jamie Thomas and Will Biddick, writes Granville Taylor.

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Biddick rides double at Bratton Down

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Over the sticks

Will Biddick’s double at Bratton Down gave him his fifth winner in the last five days, and helped to elevate him into a narrow lead over Darren Edwards for the Devon & Cornwall title, writes Granville Taylor.

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Jason Tuff in action. Jason will be at Bicton for the four day meeting.

The Exe Equestrian Club’s 2016 events are up and running.

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Three days of superb cross country action are in prospect at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre near Taunton on May 28 to 30 with the first of its two British Eventing horse trials attracting nearly 900 competitors.

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P2658-18-09SH Stafford Cross Point to Point.;

A trip back to the stunning Point-to-Point location of Bratton Down is a must for all horse racing enthusiasts where the Exmoor club will be hosting their meeting on Sunday (May 22), writes Donna Harris.

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Jason Tuff in action. Jason will be at Bicton for the four day meeting.

Bicton Arena’s five day showjumping spectacular takes place from Thursday, May 26 until Monday, May 30 when 800 horses will compete over five days in three separate arenas including the prestigious TopSpec Main Arena, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Over the sticks

The incessant wet weather relented at last as Exmoor is bathed in sunshine for the Dulverton West meeting, writes Granville Taylor.

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East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1197-10-11SH

Will Biddick reached a personal career milestone of 300 point-to-point winners in Great Britain at the Four Burrow meeting at Trebudannon on Sunday, writes Granville Taylor.

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Emily King who is all set for the Badminton meeting

East Devon rider Emily King is hoping a strong showing at the Badminton Horse Trials will improve her chances of selection for the GB equestrian team for the Rio Olympics.

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East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1273-10-11SH

It was a memorable day at the picturesque Devon venue of Flete Park for Ottery St Mary trainer Ed Walker and his jockey Josh Newman, writes Granville Taylor.

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East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

There is another bumper weekend of Point-to-Point horse racing is on offer in the Devon and Cornwall Area this weekend with the Modbury Harriers meeting at Flete Park on Saturday (April 30), followed by the Stevenstone meeting at Vauterhill High Bickington on Monday (May 2), writes Donna Harris.

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Axe Vale Pony Club members; (left to right), Freya White, Lady, Megan Fowler and Juliette Bostock.

The Axe Vale Pony Club sent two teams to compete in a team competition at Pontispool Taunton over the weekend, writes Karen Bostock.

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Point to point action

Twenty-two-year-old jockey Darren Andrews achieved the first double of his career at the action packed Axe Vale Harriers meeting on good going at Stafford Cross, writes Granville Taylor.

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The Axe Vale Flyers  at Stockland Lovell, Bridgwater. (left to right); Christopher Brown, Juliette Bostock, Iris Huggins and Jack Teague.

The Axe Vale Flyers first team outing of the season was the recent meeting at Stockland Lovell, Bridgwater.

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