Everything Horse Magazine August 2021 Issue 44 - Page 8


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Windrush Equestrian Foundation partner with Ebony Horse Club
The Windrush Equestrian Foundation are pleased to confirm a new partnership with the Ebony Horse Club . The partnership looks to help develop new pathways into the eventing industry for their members .
The new relationship took its first step forward at the Young Eventer ’ s Programme summer training camp held at the infamous Billy Stud this July . Riders from the Ebony Horse Club joined with the Foundation ’ s young eventing riders for a day of training with , British Olympian and Rolex Grand Slam Champion , Pippa Funnell .
Windrush Equestrian Foundation CEO , Mariachiara Apruzzese said : “ It was truly special to have a few young riders from Ebony Horse Club attend the training at The Billy Stud with our riders . We are very excited for this partnership and are looking forward to offering more opportunities for Ebony riders to experience the eventing world alongside our mentors and riders .”
The Ebony Horse Club members , along with Yard Manager Tom , spent time with Windrush Equestrian mentor Pippa Funnell , gaining an insight into the running of a leading sports stable , and training the top riders of the future . The partnership aims to offer increased training and work experience opportunities , to the young riders at Ebony Horse Club .
Any eventing stables or businesses willing to explore potential work experience options please contact info @ windrushfoundation . org . uk
Above : RBST At Risk Supreme Champion - Marleydenes Miriam
Right : RBST Priority Breed Champion - Threeshires Edgar
Rare Breed Showcase at Norfolk Equestrian Show proves a success for Exmoor and New Forest Ponies
An Exmoor pony and a New Forest pony took top honours as the two RBST ( Rare Breed Survival Trust ) Rare Breed Supreme Champions at the Norfolk Equestrian Show on Wednesday 28 July 2021 .
Exmoor pony Threeshires Edgar , a nine year old gelding bred and owned by Liz Barker and shown by Susannah Muir , was awarded the RBST Priority Breeds Supreme Champion title .
New Forest pony Marleydenes Miriam , a four year old bay mare owned by K Pitcher and shown by Abigail Staff , was awarded the RBST At Risk Breeds Supreme Champion title .
Seven of the rare native equine breeds listed as Priority or At Risk on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watchlist were represented among the 19 rare breed entrants for the first ever RBST Priority breed and RBST At Risk Breed rosettes as part of the Show . The oneday Show was hosted ‘ behind closed doors ’ at the Norfolk Showground by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association ( RNAA ) in
association with RBST . Along with the Exmoor and New Forest breeds , the other rare breeds to be represented in the RBST Watchlist classes were the Fell Pony , Highland pony , Dales Pony , Dartmoor pony , and Cleveland Bay horse . The Shire breed , also on the RBST Watchlist , was represented in the Show ’ s Shire Horse classes earlier in the day .
Christopher Price , Rare Breeds Survival Trust Chief Executive , said : “ It has been fantastic to see so many of the UK ’ s rare native breeds showcased at the Norfolk Equestrian Show . The competitors in the RBST Priority and At Risk classes have done the UK ’ s native breeds proud with a very high standard of agility , skill and composure . I congratulate the winners , and I thank all the competitors for showing that our rare breeds are special not only for their past service and heritage , but also for the achievement and joy they can bring today and in the future .”