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Enhanced Concept for 2020/21 Equine Bridge Announced including Bursaries worth £4000

British Breeding, British Showjumping, British Eventing and British Dressage have launched an Enhanced Concept for the 2020/21 Equine Bridge, including British Breeding Bursaries Worth £4000. The purpose of the Equine Bridge is to support the transition of British bred young horses into the sport. Centred on the equine athlete’s needs, it brings together all stakeholders, riders, owners, breeders, trainers and the Olympic disciplines to identify and nurture talent. Working in close collaboration with British Showjumping, British Dressage and British Eventing, British Breeding has responded to the challenge of COVID-19 by developing an enhanced programme, with at its heart an annual two day ‘performance test’ style event at a centrally located equestrian facility the spring 2021. The overall top scoring entries from each discipline, as well as the top scoring pony, will receive a £1000 bursary each from a fund put up by British Breeding to help nurture the talented young horses bred and produced in this country. The bursary can be used towards a variety of activities aimed at supporting the horse’s journey into the sport, such as training and competition entries.   Identifying Equine Talent Conceived as a continuation of the British Breeding Futurity, the aim of the Bridge is to identify young horses and ponies who have the potential and talent to represent Great Britain at FEI level. Says British Equestrian Interim CEO and CEO of British Showjumping, Iain Graham: “Investing in the training and production of a young horse represents a significant economic commitment. By identifying horses and ponies not only with the ability to reach the highest levels in the sport, but with the constitution and longevity to stay successful at that level, the Equine Bridge provides invaluable information for those seeking to invest their resources, from owners, to riders, to other stakeholders such as the Olympic disciplines.” The basic structure of the Bridge event is inspired by the German-style two day ‘performance test’ for young horses, in that the candidates are observed by a team of international evaluators over a number of days and challenges to determine their individual abilities. These include a 45 minute discipline-specific training session with an internationally renowned coach on day 1, a set ridden performance test on day 2, and a session under an experienced test rider. Where the Bridge differs significantly from other performance tests is that is offers detailed veterinarian and allied professional input, aimed at supporting the key objectives of longevity and the promotion of equine health.   The Pool of Equine Talent The Bridge candidates have undergone qualification via the BB Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity Programme and will have scored an overall mark of 8 or above (Gold Premium) as a 3, 4 or 5yo at one of the Futurity events. New for 2020/21 is the additional requirement that Bridge horses must demonstrate sufficient ridden experience, either by having competed at least twice in affiliated competitions in their target discipline, or by having qualified for and subsequently scored over 70% at the NexGen Young Horse Final at Hickstead on 15 th and 16 th September 2020, where 4 and 5yo horses will have the free opportunity to complete a Futurity evaluation on site. Says CEO of British Dressage, Jason Brautigam: “It is very important to us that horses arrive at the Equine Bridge well prepared and able to complete the two-day assessment with ease and confidence. We have therefore introduced a new requirement of some competition experience that allows for a smooth transition from the original Futurity assessments to the more demanding Equine Bridge experience.”   The Healthy Equine Athlete The BB Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity and British Breeding Equine Bridge programmes support breeding and management of horses and ponies for longevity and soundness by collecting data and resources to improve future breeding decisions and by providing detailed professional veterinarian and allied professional feedback to optimise the management and production of young horses and ponies. Says British Breeding Director Dr Eva-Maria Broomer: “In a time when ‘the social license to operate’ equines in the sport can no longer be taken for granted, we must respond positively to the challenges and concerns over equine welfare in modern competition from within and importantly outside the equestrian community. Everything we do at British Breeding centres on facilitating the breeding and production of happy, sound and successful horses.” As part of the Equine Bridge programme, every horse or pony undergoes a detailed soundness and performance evaluation with the organisation’s senior veterinarian and her team of allied professionals, comprising of an experienced master saddler, a master farrier and a qualified nutritionist, providing a holistic assessment of the horse or pony’s overall wellness, conformational traits, muscle development, saddle fit and foot balance. To enhance the support available and to promote equine health and welfare, British Breeding is  inviting a range of professionals and services aimed at supporting the health of equines and riders alike to provide taster sessions at the annual Equine Bridge event, in addition to working with third parties to make available ongoing programmes  of support.   The Route into the Sport The Equine Bridge programme seeks to provide meaningful support to riders, breeders and owners to ensure the Bridge horses fulfil their potential. The annual Bridge event provides excellent feedback, and will be accompanied by ongoing support for the production of talented young horses developed in partnership with the Olympic Disciplines and relevant third parties. Says British Breeding Director Jane Marson: “Our vision is for the Equine Bridge is to fulfil the need of the industry to source the best horses for the best riders and to understand and overcome the impediments that are currently leading to good horses not fulfilling their potential, and talented riders being unable to find good horses in this country.” Says CEO of British Eventing, Jude Matthews: “Riders and investors need to be able to come to one place where they can see a good range of suitable horses to choose from for the future. The Equine Bridge provides an excellent opportunity by bringing together the best crop of young horses forward from the Futurity and putting them through a rigorous two day programme designed to provide reliable information about ability, soundness and rideability.” The Equine Bridge seeks to provide a wealth of information and utter transparency, via its public, livestreamed events, webinars and public database, which provides pedigrees, linear profiles, evaluators’ comments, videos and photographs. All evaluations are carried out by an independent team of experts. Says British Breeding Director Rachael Holdsworth: “We would like to thank British Showjumping, British Dressage and British Eventing for their support and extend a warm invitation to interested riders and investors to engage with the Equine Bridge to take advantage of the opportunities to meet the horses and their breeders. As soon as we will have a clearer understanding of the possibilities of running public events in the spring, we will provide further details on our website.”

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NAME SIRE DAM DAM'S SIRE DATE OF BIRTH DISCIPLINE OWNER
U-PHORIA U-GENIUS BOUNDEN DUTY DEVILS JUMP APR 25, 2018 DRESSAGE LAUREN WILLIAMSON
TIMOTHY BLACKSHAW
FENSTON'S BENTLEY BOSS JUNIOR SERMACORN NONCORDE APR 9, 2018 EVENTING EMMA-LOUISE JOHNSTON
SHAMAZING GRACE MPS SHAMAZING WALINKA DE NIRO MAY 2, 2018 DRESSAGE MILNFIELD PARK STUD
BRITANNIA'S BIJOU LITTLEDALE BRIGHT STAR BELLA BRITANNIA MR BIG CAT XX JUN 20, 2017 EVENTING LUCINDA FREDERICKS EQUESTRIAN LTD
DVS LEKOTA LEKANTO ILERTA Z INTERADEL Z APR 25, 2016 ENDURANCE DIVINE SPORT HORSES
LIGHTNING FLASH MAY 22, 2020 SPORTS PONY GEORGINA POWELL
FLYNN RYDER GRAFENSTOLZ (GRAFENSTOLZ*HN) TJ MEKEISHA ARGENTINUS APR 24, 2020 EVENTING ELAINE COCHRANE
SYLVESTER B.S TORVESLETTENS SYLVESTER BALLERINA F.H. SANTANO JUN 6, 2020 DRESSAGE
GRACE B.S. GODRICS CAMPEGGIO LADY GAGA B.S. FRANKLIN JUL 8, 2020 DRESSAGE
AUCHENKYLE ISABEL LOWLANDS CONSORT 61138 HELSINGTON GRAND DESIGN APR 26, 2018 SPORTS PONY JANYN TAN
LARKHAVEN HALF A CROWN STANLEY GRANGE REGAL EMPIRE LANNIEBOB TRENAWIN LANIKAI MAY 16, 2019 SPORTS PONY ANDREA NICHOLSON
DVS REVEL H CRAIG DIVINE UPDATE UPDATE MAY 7, 2020 EVENTING DIVINE SPORT HORSES
HEJ SASSY SO SOON HEJ ROOBIKKS KUBA COCO MAR 27, 2020 EVENTING VIKKI HORSFIELD
PRIMEROS ULTIMATE DREAM DREAM BOY WIANE DON PRIMERO MAY 20, 2020 DRESSAGE ANDREA NIGAM
PRINCE FRANKIE FRANKLIN ALLANDY BELLADONNA CORRAVALE JUL 7, 2020 DRESSAGE ANDREA NIGAM
LIDDYFIELD LULU LITTLEDALE BRIGHT STAR LILA KELLY UNKNOWN AUG 5, 2017 SPORTS PONY VICTORIA CHINCHEN
SIERRA SEZUAN APR 25, 2017 DRESSAGE CARLY MIFFLIN
TYNEFIELD BAROQUE BARON TYNEFIELD PRIMA DONNA T MOVISTAR (TANGO) MAY 29, 2020 DRESSAGE PHILIPPA LESTER
SABRINA WW TANGELO VAN DE ZUUTHOEVE LAST DURICKA LAST MAN STANDING MAY 9, 2018 SHOW JUMPING WESTON WARMBLOODS LTD
FOR LILY WW (E.T) ZIP PHIN JELLA ARIANE VD BUCXTALE FOR PLEASURE JUN 2, 2019 SHOW JUMPING WESTON WARMBLOODS LTD
CORNETS CLEAR IMPRESSION CORNETS PLEASURE WW CARIENA VII CLEARWAY JUL 1, 2020 SHOW JUMPING VSP SPORTS HORSES
FOREVER KANDI WW KANTAIRO JELLA ARIANE VD BUCXTALE FOR PLEASURE JUL 1, 2020 SHOW JUMPING WESTON WARMBLOODS LTD
CORNETS ROSE CORNETS PLEASURE WW GRC TUTY RIYALAN XX JUL 1, 2020 SHOW JUMPING TAMARA WEEKS
SB CHAMPAGNE LILLI RIVER BLUE CHAMPAGNE AA SHAKIRA ANSATA EL SALAAM JUN 14, 2017 SPORTS PONY SILVABAK STUD
LANGSHOT YUME CRUISING CRUISING ENCORE LIBEROS GIRL USTINOV MAR 14, 2020 SHOW JUMPING LANGSHOT STUD
DIOR 25 CHRISTIAN 25 KROONGRAAF AMBER KROONGRAAF JUN 28, 2020 SHOW JUMPING SARAH WAIN
TIME TO DREAM DREAM ON CELESTIALE WANDERER O'COMBO D'LEAU APR 11, 2020 EVENTING KATHERINE SEYMOUR
NEUE ROYAAL T AUCHMALIDDIE ROYAL PARTY DANCIER DIVA DANCIER MAY 11, 2018 SPORTS PONY TRACEY-LOUISE MUIR
GODINGTON ODETTE GODINGTON HANNIBAL OFFERTE KING ARTHUR TSF MAY 31, 2015 DRESSAGE LESLEY PERRY
SPRINGTIME FLAMENCO JE T'AIME FLAMENCO SPRINGTIME JUBILEE MAY 7, 2020 EVENTING MAXINE ENEVER
MARK PHILP
LADY LUA GLASGOW W VH MERELSNEST LUA LUA LOCARNO (AK LOCARNO 62) APR 8, 2020 SHOW JUMPING MAXINE ENEVER
TY HENSOL KITTY HULST MANDO RUSHMOOR SQUIRREL JUN 14, 2020 SPORTS PONY DAMIEN & MARK DARBYSHIRE
BLAKESWATER TORNADO LUCKY LANE WARRIOR HOLMESLEY LIGHTFOOT RODLEASE HIGH TIME TOO JUL 1, 2017 SPORTS PONY HERITAGE COAST STUD
ADELPHI REMBRANDT WILDFIRE GOODTIMES APR 18, 2020 DRESSAGE LI-ANNA TAN
NOSTRADAMUS ( THE BLACK PEARL) MAY 20, 2018 DRESSAGE
NOSTRADAMUS ( THE BLACK PEARL) MAY 20, 2018 DRESSAGE
THE ROLEX EXCHANGE JAN 1, 2015 EVENTING NINA RICHARDSON-SHRIEVES
PHOENIX B GARUDA K MUSCHAMP PRINCESS MAY 29, 2014 DRESSAGE NICOLA TURNER
LOKI LAVIVRUS GBS RASPUTIN BEAUTY UNDERCOVER MAR 28, 2016 SHOW JUMPING MEL GRAVELL-BARNES
BADHIYA BLUR CHACCO BLUR UNIQUE LAGUNAS MAY 12, 2013 SHOW JUMPING SARAH ABLEWHITE
TINY BLUE JUN 16, 2020 SPORTS PONY LENORE MAYNARD
BICKLEY BERNWODE BROKAT CHANEIRA DON LARINO MAY 15, 2017 DRESSAGE ADELE HAYTON
PITCHWOOD'S CEASERS PALACE GREY PALACE MOUSTI VAN OVERIS Z MACHNO CARWYN APR 12, 2016 SPORTS PONY NT EQUINE
JUSTIN PRIMROSE MOSSROSE TRIUMPHANT TAPROOT HOLLYHOCK JAN 1, 2015 SPORTS PONY HANNAH WATKINS
KINSALE FIRELIGHT SYNOD MOSES SQUIRTLE (IRE) IN THE WINGS JUN 14, 2018 SPORTS PONY KINSALE STUD
B.FERNANDINA VERDI TRUE FLYER MIDYAN JAN 1, 1970 VICTORIA TOURNIER
PIONEERSTUD R MARNI PIONEERSTUD SILVER SHEIKH WESTPOINT RASHIDA PARSONS RASPUTIN MAY 31, 2017 ENDURANCE FIONA DAVIES
M.E.C BELLE VIVALDI ( OLDLANDS VIVALDI IV) GOLDEN DU MARAI ROYAL FEU MAR 10, 2013 SPORTS PONY KIERA BILLINGTON
PENDLEY CHABLIS DOLPHIN SUPER STAR QUEENSDALE CHARDONAY OTTERGAYLE XX JUN 2, 2009 DRESSAGE JOANNE DWYER
GODRICS DIONYSUS DANGER 36 TIGER LILY DONNERWETTER MAY 13, 2016 SPORTS PONY GODRICS STUD LIMITED
IMPERIUM URICA COBRA EVITA RAICA CANTURANO I APR 18, 2020 SHOW JUMPING IMPERIUM STUD
SECRET PEGASUS SIDNEY FROGLANDS PEGASUS KATRIC CAPERS JUL 25, 2008 EVENTING SAMANTHA CRANSHAW
JEBETH SKYLIGHT CORSTAN RICARDO MERIONETH SALARY FLY FOURWINDS FLYER JUN 6, 2014 SPORTS PONY CHARLOTTE CARTER
ACES TO PLAY ROULETTE ANYA'S ATTRACTION SPECIAL ATTRACTION V11 JUN 9, 2009 SHOW JUMPING MARIA BANNISTER
LAITHEHILL MALVOLIO LAITHEHILL OBERON LAITHEHILL TITANIA ABERCRYCHAN SPACTATOR APR 6, 2014 SPORTS PONY JESSICA CRANE
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Update to Sport Resumption Protocols: 25 September 2020

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Livestream from Keysoe International 2020

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September 25

BD Youth Director: term two priorities

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September 24

LIVESTREAM TIMETABLE ANNOUNCED FOR THREE DAYS OF VIRTUAL WINDSOR AUTUMN SERIES FEATURING WILLIAM WHITAKER MASTERCLASS

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September 24

AN ONLINE AUCTION WITH A DIFFERENCE

AN ONLINE AUCTION WITH A DIFFERENCE

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Horse & Country Live Stream Osberton International Horse Trials

Horse & Country Live Stream Osberton International Horse Trials

September 23

Nexgen Young Horse Series – Day Two

Nexgen Young Horse Series – Day Two

September 23

British Breeding Launch the First Futurity Elite Online Auction

British Breeding Launch the First Futurity Elite Online Auction

September 22

In memoriam: Rexonald Roy Comyn Boucher 1928 - 2020

In memoriam: Rexonald Roy Comyn Boucher 1928 - 2020

September 22

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