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15th January 2015




It has just been announced that KBIS British Equestrian Insurance is continuing their long-standing support of Eventing in 2015. KBIS is one of the largest independent horse insurance companies, providing all types of insurance for the equestrian including equine insurance, horsebox insurance, specialist bloodstock cover, personal accident, liability for equestrian businesses and equestrian property insurance plus all their staff have an equestrian background.

In 2014 KBIS took on the support of BE’s regional Training and Education program, specifically assisting in funding clinics and training camps for U18 riders, which will continue in 2015. Additionally, KBIS will sponsor the regional U18 team Championship at the Festival of Youth at Weston Park (8-11 October) which marks the company’s tenth consecutive year since beginning their sponsorship with BE.

Guy Prest (KBIS MD) and Sarah Gordon-Jones presenting the winning U18 regional team with their prizes at Weston Park 2014 © Fiona Scott-Maxwell

Guy Prest (KBIS MD) and Sarah Gordon-Jones presenting the winning U18 regional team with their prizes at Weston Park 2014 © Fiona Scott-Maxwell

2015 will also mark KBIS’s second year of title sponsorship of the BE Young Horse Championships, having previously been associate sponsors in 2013 and taking full sponsorship of the competition in 2014. The KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championships will take place at Osberton International Horse Trials from the 1 -4 October, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

KBIS Managing Director Guy Prest commented; “We are pleased to continue our association with these two significant championship series within the sport. Additionally BE’s training and education programme provides fantastic opportunities, not just for our U18 riders, but those of all levels and abilities and is going from strength to strength.  This programme is a real asset to BE’s membership and one which KBIS are proud to be supporting. ”

The KBIS Young Horse series qualifiers will be held as follows:

Four year old qualifiers:
Chepstow (4-5 July)
Brightling Park International (4-5 July)
Eland Lodge 2 (4-5 July)
Tweseldown 3 (12-14 July)
Great Witchingham International 2 (17-19 July)
Stafford 2 (17-19 July)
Dauntsey Park 1 (21-22 July)
Hopetoun 2 (25-26 July)
Frickley Park 1 (25-26 July)
Chilham Castle 2 (8-9 August)
Skipton 2 (8-9 August)
Homme House (11-12 August)
West Wilts 2 (18-19 August)
Shelford Manor 2 (19-20 August)
Richmond 2 (28-30 August)
Llanymynech 2 (29-30 August)
Treborough Hill 2 (29-30 August)
Prestwold Hall (30-31 August)

Five year old qualifiers:
Little Downham 1 (5-7 June)
Berkshire College of Agriculture 1 (13-14 June)
Nunney International (19-21 June)
Catton Park (20-21 June)
Carlton (27-28 June)
Rackham (27-28 June)
Buckminster Park (11-12 July)
Bicton Arena 2 (11-12 July)
Upton House (15-16 July)
Great Witchingham International 2 (17-19 July)
Stafford 2 (17-19 July)
Eridge (18-19 July)
Hopetoun 2 (25-26 July)
Skipton 2 (8-9 August)
Homme House (11-12 August)
Bold Heath (15-16 August)
West Wilts 2 (18-19 August)
Richmond 2 (28-30 August)
Firle Place International (29-30 August)
Llanymynech 2 (29-30 August)

Find out more about the training available from BE on

Read about the past successes of the KBIS Young Horse Championships on

Please visit for further information on insurance


 16th January 2015

British Eventing launch new Future Talent Two Star League 

To recognise talented British combinations making their way up the rankings, an exciting new League has been introduced by British Eventing. Aimed at those competing at CIC2* and CCI2* level, and thanks to generous new sponsorship from an anonymous supporter of our sport, the BE Future Talent Two Star League is open to British riders with a horse qualified to compete at this level who fulfills the criteria.

Qualifying horses must be nine years old or younger, and ridden by a British rider. The horse must never have competed at three or four star level, and only points won at two star competitions (both CCI and CIC) will be included.

The new League will run throughout the 2015 season, with the winning combination that which amasses the most BE points at these two star events, either on home soil or overseas. Both the Owner and the rider of the winning horse will receive a shared prize fund of £5,000 at the end of the season, in recognition of their achievements. The leading Owner of the League will also receive a stunning bronze.

Commenting on the launch of the League, the supporter of the League said: “I think it is very important that our British riders are supported, and we wanted to find a way to encourage Owners to do so.

“We want the best combinations available for team selection and in my view, two star competition is the time when talented partnerships between horse and rider are first identified.

“The hope is that they become cemented as a team to go forward onto three and four star level, perhaps even winning a medal for Great Britain one day.”

British Eventing’s Chief Executive Mike Etherington-Smith added: “This is yet another innovative new development that British Eventing has been able to introduce, in response to feedback from our members. I feel sure that it will attract considerable support from riders with up and coming horses, as well as giving their Owners the recognition they deserve.”

Follow the league and see full information regarding the BE Future Talent Two Star League on



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