Show Info

Meet an audience of over 10,000 equine-loving consumers

The National Equine Show will take place on 1-2 March 2025 at The NEC. This premium event offers something new and fresh in the equine event calendar. Everything about the show is designed to maximise the time visitors can try and test new things making it a great shopping focussed day out with lots of interactive features, community meet-ups, and inspiring presentations from experts and equine stars.​

The National Equine Show offers a premium shopping experience - at the heart of the event are two education theatres packed with inspiration for new and existing equestrians to learn and try new things, with horse and rider inclusion, health, and wellbeing at its core.

About the event

Opening times / Hall number

The show will open 9am – 5pm on Saturday 1st and 9am - 4pm Sunday 2nd March 2025.

How do I book a stand / find out about exhibiting?

You can speak directly to our Event Director Liz Ormesher who would be happy to discuss opportunities to get involved in the Show – she can be reached at [email protected]. You can also find out more information here Get Involved - National Equine Show

Are there any jobs available?

Not currently but please contact [email protected] and we will pass your query on.

If you are interested in speaking at the event we would love to hear from you - please contact [email protected]

How are you working to reduce the carbon footprint at the show?

From working with the venue, looking at ourselves and collaborating with exhibitors. But here’s the thing… Visitors’ travel is the biggest carbon emitter of each show. So we need your help. Taking the train instead of driving will reduce the emissions of your journey by around 80%. The NEC is a 5-minute walk from Birmingham International train station or 90 seconds by the free air-rail walk. If you need to drive, car share with friends and reduce your impact by 50%. There’s a great network of cycle and footpaths in the area and bike racks are near the entrance. There are also electric car charging point and more to come in the future…

Is there a cloakroom?

The NEC has a cloakroom before you enter the Show. Visitors with a VIP Ticket will have access to a VIP Cloakroom in the VIP Lounge.

Do I need to book to see a speaker?

No need to book, our speaker program is included as part of your ticket and seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Will there be food stalls?

Yes, there will be a number of NEC-managed food stalls, and some of our exhibitors will sell packaged food items too.

Will I need ID?

We do not require ID to gain entry to the Show.

My question isn’t here

If you still have a question, please email us on [email protected]

Tickets

General admission tickets

You can book a one-day or weekend ticket.

When will I get my ticket?

Tickets will be sent out a week before the event, bring your ticket along to the Show either printed or on your mobile.

I haven’t received my tickets / I have lost my ticket / I want to amend my booking

The team at See Tickets would be happy to help you with any ticket enquiries here: https://nationalequine.seetickets.com/customerservice

What does the VIP package include?

VIP tickets to indulge in the following perks:

  • Access to the VIP Lounge where we will have seating and a bar for you to purchase drinks during the day
  • Refreshments such a water, tea and coffee free of charge throughout the day
  • A National Equine Show shopping tote
  • A free glass of sparking wine or soft drink
  • Dedicated Meet & Greet area within the VIP Lounge with shorter queues to meet your idols
  • Complimentary Cloakroom access

Getting there

How do I get to the NEC and what facilities are available?

What time can I arrive?

We allow entry to the Hall any time during the day between 09:00 and 17:00 on both days. But if you arrive before 9am we will be giving out exclusive show gifts.

Where can I stay nearby?

We've partnered with EventBeds by NuBreed Hotels to offer exclusive deals at localised hotels with savings of up to 30%. Please visit the EventBeds VIP Concierge link here.

How can I travel sustainably to the show?

When planning your travel please consider your carbon footprint:

  1. Travel on public transport or actively where possible (nearest train line is Birmingham International which brings you straight into the NEC) – save ££ by booking train/coach tickets in advance
  2. If travelling by car then we encourage car sharing with others you know and/or potentially using car sharing apps like liftshare.com or blablacar.com – save ££ when you book NEC car park tickets in advance
  3. Combine 1 and 2 – have you thought about connecting with local public transport and bike hire schemes – see tfwm.org.uk for bike hire and park and ride options
  4. Carbon offsetting your travel – we are encouraging all visitors to donate £2 to offset their carbon footprint on travelling to the show

Accessibility

I’m in a wheelchair, is the venue accessible?

Yes, the venue is accessible for people with different needs. You can find out more information here: Disabled Visitors to the NEC | The NEC Birmingham but can also contact [email protected] to discuss how we can make the show as accessible as possible.

Will you have a quiet space available?

We will have small area reserved should a visitor need a few moments away from the Show floor – to find out more about this or speak to the team contact [email protected]

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

Features

A great day out for all the family, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

The National Equine Show is a great day out for all the family with incredible interactive features, opportunities to learn new skills and get face-to-face advice from the experts.

With over 200 brands on site the show will provide a great opportunity to shop well known and well loved brands you would expect to see as well as discover some new, boutique, independent stores.

The 360 Equine Zone

The 360 Equine ZOne

Meet and Greet

We have an incredible set of guests joining us at the National Equine Show. Many of these will be making themselves available to meet, catch-up and snap a photo with, at the GS Equestrian Meet and Greet area.

Our speakers have allocated a set amount of time to meet as many people in the queue as possible. We'll do our best to make sure everyone gets a chance, but in some circumstances, the queue will have to be cut short to fit with the busy schedule. To maximise your chances of reaching the front of the line, please aim to arrive within the first 10 minutes of the advertised session time. Make sure you check back at this page to see the Meet and Greet schedule, and updates on who will be taking part!

A separate Meet and Greet will be taking place with our guests for VIP ticket holders. Please see the VIP Meet and Greet schedule here.

General admission schedule

Saturday

10:00-11:00

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Esme Higgs

11:15-12:00

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Gemma Stevens

12:00-13:00

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Esme Higgs

13:15-13:45

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Anya Dewey Clarke

14:15 Following stage session at Inspiration Stage

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Tegan Vincent-Cooke

14:30-15:15

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Geoff Billington

Sunday

10:00-11:00

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Harlow Luna White

11:15-12:00

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Natasha Baker OBE

12:00-12:45

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Kieran Smith

12:45-13:15

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Harlow Luna White

13:15-14:15

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Megan Elphick

14:15 Following stage session at Inspiration Stage

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Ashleigh Wicheard

14:10-15:00

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Charlotte Dujardin

15:00-15:30

Meet and Greet

Sponsored by GS Equestrian

Ben Atkinson

vip lOUNGE

VIP Ticket holders will have access to a few perks over the weekend of the Show including:

  • Access to the VIP Lounge where we will have seating and a bar for you to purchase drinks during the day
  • Refreshments such a water, tea and coffee free of charge throughout the day
  • A National Equine Show shopping tote
  • A free glass of sparking wine or soft drink
  • Dedicated Meet & Greet area within the VIP Lounge with shorter queues to meet your idols
  • Complimentary Cloakroom access

Purchase yours now

Schedule

Across the weekend we will be running exclusive VIP Meet and Greet sessions with our guests and speakers. To ensure a chance to meet our guests, make sure to arrive within the first ten minutes of the advertised session times.

Saturday

10:45-11:15

VIP Lounge

Gemma Stevens

11:30-12:00

VIP Lounge

Esme Higgs

From 12:00

VIP Lounge

Josh Hill

Ash Howells

13:00-13:15

VIP Lounge

Anya Dewey Clarke

14:00-14:30

VIP Lounge

Geoff Billington

Sunday

10:30-11:00

VIP Lounge

Natasha Baker OBE

11:10-11:40

VIP Lounge

Harlow Luna White

11:45-12:00

VIP Lounge

Kieran Smith

12:45-13:15

VIP Lounge

Megan Elphick

From 13:15

VIP Lounge

Ashleigh Wicheard

13:30-14:00

VIP Lounge

Charlotte Dujardin

14:30-15:00

VIP Lounge

Ben Atkinson

Inspiration stage

At the Inspiration Stage, see leading riders, Olympic legends and influencers take to the stage and answer questions about their careers. Find out what motivates them, hear their stories and join the debate with a range of panel sessions.

Hosted by Rosie Tapner, this stage is a must-see area of the show. There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the celebrities after they have spoken. This is your chance to get an autograph and that all important selfie.

We're incredibly grateful to Jo Hansford Photography, for supplying us with the beautiful images for our stage design.

Agenda

Saturday

9:45-10:00

Welcome from host

Inspiration Stage

Rosie Tapner

10:00-10:30

Fireside chat with Gemma Stevens

Inspiration Stage

Gemma Stevens

10:45-11:30

Rein It In Live with special guest

Inspiration Stage

Josh Hill

Ash Howells

11:45-12:15

Riding for Independence

Inspiration Stage

Stephanie Quintrell

12:45-13:30

Panel to be announced

Inspiration Stage

Speaker to be announced

13:45-14:15

Inspiration Stage

Tegan Vincent-Cooke

14:30-15:15

Panel to be announced

Inspiration Stage

Speaker to be announced

15:45-16:15

Fireside chat with Geoff Billington

Inspiration Stage

Geoff Billington

Sunday

09:45-10:00

Welcome from host

Inspiration Stage

Rosie Tapner

10:00-10:30

Fireside chat Natasha Baker OBE

Inspiration Stage

Natasha Baker OBE

10:45-11:15

Rider Confidence with Kieran Smith

Inspiration Stage

Kieran Smith

11:30-12:00

Panel to be announced

Inspiration Stage

Speaker to be announced

12:15-12:45

Session to be announced

Inspiration Stage

Speaker to be announced

13:00-13:30

Horse & Country TV present special guest interview

Inspiration Stage

Speaker to be announced

13:45-14:15

Fireside chat with Ashleigh Wicheard

Inspiration Stage

Ashleigh Wicheard

14:30-15:00

Fireside chat with Megan Elphick

Inspiration Stage

Megan Elphick

15:15-15:45

Fireside chat with Charlotte Dujardin

Inspiration Stage

Charlotte Dujardin

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

At the Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre, hear from industry experts and pro riders who will be offering their expertise across the weekend. These sessions will offer valuable insight into topics such as equipment, training, wellness, and nutrition, and advice on pursuing a career in the equine world.

The theatre will be populated across the weekend to answer your questions on all things equine.

The Shopping

The National Equine Show will play host to 100's boutique concession spaces. The shopping element of the show will provide equestrians of all ages with brands to appeal to all of their needs, for themselves, their horses, and their lifestyle.

Spread across the show, the brands will offer the latest equipment, clothing, accessories, tech and professional advice to set you up for a fantastic season in the saddle.

Speakers

Our team are working on putting together our schedule of guests for the 2025 show.

Products and brands

Want to join the brands below and exhibit at The National Equine Show?

Exhibitors

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A love and a kiss

C112

Ag Plus

Agria Pet Insurance

C90

AK Riding Sports

N60

Allen & Page

E110

Ancora Equestrian

F51

Athena Herd Foundation

I50

Aviform

F83

Aztec Diamond

C60

Baileys Horse Feeds

F101

Barkers Equestrian

E51

Bearhug

D121

Best Animal Bedding Ltd

I30

Bigboyz Horse Treats

D103

Black Country Saddlers

L64

Black Heart Equestrian

C50

Blackfort Equestrian

D91

Bliss of London

C70

Bloomfields Horseboxes

G80 & G72

BOTANICA INTERNATIONAL LTD

I10

British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT)

D15

British Dressage

C91

Burbi

I51

Burlybed

B62

Butternut Box

F32 & L43

Carol Rogers Ceramics

I52

Cavaletti Collection

C81

CHAPS

B40

Chic Cheval Brush Store

NB16

Chock Shop

D41

Cliverton Insurance

D17

Concord Equestrian

G42

Cotswold Fox Clothing

D14

Country Lifestyle Store

H51

Crafty Ponies

E101

Dressage Addict Online Dressage

L61

Dressage TestPro

L64

Drimee 

G60

DriRug

C51

E Equine

D111

E-Riders Online Dressage

E120

eGlove

D51

Endurance GB

E102

Enduro Equine

E90

EPLA

K71

Equeene Equestrian

C42

Equestra UK

G11

Equi-connections

E31

Equi-Light

M61

Equidiet

Equilibrium

D30

Equine Careers

NB110

Equine Giveaways

B41

Equipride

F22

Equipt

G65

Equisafety

H61

Equitex

F84

EqWax

C41

Ethos

E100

Exclusivia Equine Agents

C115

Express Yourself Equestrian

F102

Falabella (Petite Equestrian Apparel)

NB14

Farm & Stable

F20

Fera equestrian

B44

FETLOX

M62

Finer Forage

J35

Fiona Cork Saddles

K72

Flapjackery

F52

Flying Changes Mindset

E40

FreeStep

L57

FS animal health

E42

Georgie Turner Artist

D92

Haddon Training

B54

Halt Equestrian

G74

Harlow Timber Group

Yard Supplement Pavillion

Heart Horse – Equestrian Jewellery

C92

Henry James Saddlery

F41

Hestt

H64

Horse Direct

K60

Horse Trek Mongolia

NB156

Howden

G89

Hunter Equestrian

B70

IONS Therapy

E120

Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee Ms. Tita

NB100

Jessica Fox Equestrian

D42

Jockey and Jill

F103

Joshua Jones UK

F50

Karzan Hughes Equestrian Fitness

B73

leovet

B20

LITE MY RIDE

Yard Supplement

LIVERYLive

Yard Supplement Pavillion

LM Saddles

G64

Lusso Equestrian Apparel

F31

Macmillan Cancer Support

D52

Mansfield Sand

L52

Marie Macdonald Art

NB160

Martha Lily Photography

D50

Maxima Equestrian

G40

Missy Hollins Equestrian

D40

Mudcontrol

C110

Muscle Flo

H52

Myerscough College and University Centre

NB21

Nags Essentials

J50

NutriScience Equine

D19

olive corner ltd

H42

Owens Horseboxes

G20

Paddock Apparel

B40

PolyJumps

D100

Pony Passion

NB119

Premier Performance

L60

Radiance Gold

E40

Red Gorilla

G30

Renapur Ltd

G40

RHOCO ES LTD

Rich & Son

I60

Rock Star Rocking Horse

E41

Rolling with The Glen – BEMER Partner

C102

Rowen Barbary Horse Feeds

E91

Saracen Horse Feeds

D110

Schuggies Ceilidhs

NB72

See Change

B40

SEIB Insurance Brokers

E52

Sharloam Equestrian

G71

SHOWPONYPREP

C101

Silva Bed Ltd

B72

Smart Grooming

G110

SMART Saddles

E30

Society of Master Saddlers

B30

Stance Equitec UK (Boomerang Nutrition)

NB120

Supreme Products

F82

Synovium Horse Health

H44

The Comfy Horse Company

F40

The Dressage Coach

C120

The Equestrian Business Support Network

The Equestrian Planning Consultancy

D10

The International Academy of Saddle Fitters

D53

The Knights of Middle England

G32

The Mane Hub

B61

The Wide Boot Company

C12

Tillys Miniature Horse Tails

F120

Treehouse Sporting Colours

K80

Uhlan Equestrian

C52

UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding

E130

Well Gel Products

B55

Westgate Labs

H60

Woodland Trust

C113

Woof Wear

F90

WOW Saddles

H30

WWF

I120

Your Horsemanship Ltd

C120

Zaini Hats

Product Finder

Apps

Dressage Addict Online DressageL61
Dressage TestProL64
E-Riders Online DressageE120
Enduro EquineE90
EquiptG65
The Dressage CoachC120
The Equestrian Planning ConsultancyD10

Associations & Organisations

British DressageC91
CHAPSB40
E-Riders Online DressageE120
Endurance GBE102
Schuggies CeilidhsNB72
Society of Master SaddlersB30
The Equestrian Business Support Network

Careers & Education

Athena Herd FoundationI50
British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT)D15
British DressageC91
E EquineD111
Equine CareersNB110
Haddon TrainingB54
Myerscough College and University CentreNB21
Society of Master SaddlersB30
The Equestrian Business Support Network

Charities

Athena Herd FoundationI50
Equine GiveawaysB41
Horse Trek MongoliaNB156
Macmillan Cancer SupportD52
Schuggies CeilidhsNB72
Tillys Miniature Horse TailsF120
Woodland TrustC113
WWFI120

Children's Toys

A love and a kissC112
Crafty PoniesE101

Competitor Shows

Dressage Addict Online DressageL61
E-Riders Online DressageE120
Hunter EquestrianB70
Sharloam EquestrianG71
SHOWPONYPREPC101
Tillys Miniature Horse TailsF120
Treehouse Sporting ColoursK80

Fashion & Lifestyle

Ancora EquestrianF51
Aztec DiamondC60
Black Heart EquestrianC50
Blackfort EquestrianD91
Cotswold Fox ClothingD14
Country Lifestyle StoreH51
eGloveD51
Equi-LightM61
Equine GiveawaysB41
EquiprideF22
EquiptG65
Falabella (Petite Equestrian Apparel)NB14
Hunter EquestrianB70
Lusso Equestrian ApparelF31
Paddock ApparelB40
Schuggies CeilidhsNB72
Sharloam EquestrianG71

Features

Schuggies CeilidhsNB72
The Knights of Middle EnglandG32

Feed & Supplements

Allen & PageE110
AviformF83
Baileys Horse FeedsF101
Bigboyz Horse TreatsD103
Equidiet
EquilibriumD30
Equine GiveawaysB41
Fera equestrianB44
Finer ForageJ35
FreeStepL57
FS animal healthE42
Maxima EquestrianG40
NutriScience EquineD19
Premier PerformanceL60
Radiance GoldE40
Rowen Barbary Horse FeedsE91
Saracen Horse FeedsD110
Stance Equitec UK (Boomerang Nutrition)NB120
Synovium Horse HealthH44

Gifts & Other

A love and a kissC112
Aztec DiamondC60
BOTANICA INTERNATIONAL LTDI10
BurbiI51
Butternut BoxF32 & L43
Chock ShopD41
Crafty PoniesE101
Equine GiveawaysB41
FlapjackeryF52
Georgie Turner ArtistD92
IONS TherapyE120
Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee Ms. TitaNB100
Marie Macdonald ArtNB160
olive corner ltdH42
Paddock ApparelB40
Renapur LtdG40
Rock Star Rocking HorseE41
Schuggies CeilidhsNB72
See ChangeB40
The Knights of Middle EnglandG32

Horse & Rider Wellness

BearhugD121
BOTANICA INTERNATIONAL LTDI10
Chic Cheval Brush StoreNB16
Drimee G60
EPLAK71
Equi-connectionsE31
EquilibriumD30
EqWaxC41
Farm & StableF20
Fera equestrianB44
Flying Changes MindsetE40
FS animal healthE42
Karzan Hughes Equestrian FitnessB73
leovetB20
Muscle FloH52
Rolling with The Glen - BEMER PartnerC102
Schuggies CeilidhsNB72
See ChangeB40
Tillys Miniature Horse TailsF120
Treehouse Sporting ColoursK80
Well Gel ProductsB55
Westgate LabsH60
Your Horsemanship LtdC120

Horsewear

Ancora EquestrianF51
Aztec DiamondC60
Barkers EquestrianE51
DriRugC51
Equestra UKG11
Equi-LightM61
EquilibriumD30
Equine GiveawaysB41
EquisafetyH61
EquitexF84
Farm & StableF20
FETLOXM62
GS Equestrian
Horse DirectK60
Maxima EquestrianG40
Nags EssentialsJ50
Pony PassionNB119
SHOWPONYPREPC101
The Comfy Horse CompanyF40
Treehouse Sporting ColoursK80
Uhlan EquestrianC52
Woof WearF90

Insurance

Agria Pet InsuranceC90
Cliverton InsuranceD17
HowdenG89
SEIB Insurance BrokersE52

Photography & Art

Carol Rogers CeramicsI52
Equine GiveawaysB41
Georgie Turner ArtistD92
Marie Macdonald ArtNB160
Martha Lily PhotographyD50

Riderwear

AK Riding SportsN60
Ancora EquestrianF51
Aztec DiamondC60
Barkers EquestrianE51
BearhugD121
Black Heart EquestrianC50
Blackfort EquestrianD91
BurbiI51
Cotswold Fox ClothingD14
Country Lifestyle StoreH51
eGloveD51
Equeene EquestrianC42
Equestra UKG11
Equi-LightM61
Equine GiveawaysB41
EquiprideF22
EquisafetyH61
Express Yourself EquestrianF102
Fera equestrianB44
GS Equestrian
Heart Horse - Equestrian JewelleryC92
HesttH64
Horse DirectK60
Hunter EquestrianB70
Jessica Fox EquestrianD42
Jockey and JillF103
Joshua Jones UKF50
Lusso Equestrian ApparelF31
Missy Hollins EquestrianD40
Paddock ApparelB40
Pony PassionNB119
Rich & SonI60
Sharloam EquestrianG71
SHOWPONYPREPC101
The Wide Boot CompanyC12
Treehouse Sporting ColoursK80
Uhlan EquestrianC52

Saddlery & Tackshop

Bliss of LondonC70
Cavaletti CollectionC81
Equestra UKG11
Equine GiveawaysB41
EquiprideF22
EquisafetyH61
EquitexF84
Fiona Cork SaddlesK72
Henry James SaddleryF41
LM SaddlesG64
Nags EssentialsJ50
Rich & SonI60
SHOWPONYPREPC101
Smart GroomingG110
SMART SaddlesE30
The International Academy of Saddle FittersD53
The Mane HubB61
Treehouse Sporting ColoursK80

Services & Platforms

Dressage Addict Online DressageL61
E-Riders Online DressageE120
Exclusivia Equine AgentsC115
Flying Changes MindsetE40
Tillys Miniature Horse TailsF120

Stable & Yard

Ag Plus
Best Animal Bedding LtdI30
BOTANICA INTERNATIONAL LTDI10
BurlybedB62
Chic Cheval Brush StoreNB16
Concord EquestrianG42
Drimee G60
EPLAK71
Equestra UKG11
EquilibriumD30
Equine GiveawaysB41
EthosE100
Farm & StableF20
Fiona Cork SaddlesK72
FS animal healthE42
Harlow Timber GroupYard Supplement Pavillion
LITE MY RIDEYard Supplement
LIVERYLiveYard Supplement Pavillion
LM SaddlesG64
Mansfield SandL52
MudcontrolC110
PolyJumpsD100
Red GorillaG30
RHOCO ES LTD
Schuggies CeilidhsNB72
See ChangeB40
Sharloam EquestrianG71
SHOWPONYPREPC101
Silva Bed LtdB72
Smart GroomingG110
Sorbeo Horse Bedding
Supreme ProductsF82
The Mane HubB61
UNIBED - High Performance Equine BeddingE130

Transport

Bloomfields HorseboxesG80 & G72
Equine GiveawaysB41
Owens HorseboxesG20

Welcome to the National Equine Show

WELCOME

Liz Ormesher

Event Director
at Racoon Media Group

We are incredibly excited for the National Equine Show to return to NEC, Birmingham for its second year. We are a small team with a huge ambition to represent the best that the equine industry has to offer and it is an honor to keep bringing this show to Birmingham.

The National Equine Show is for anyone who loves horses, offering a premium shopping experience alongside interactive experiences and amazing content from our line-up of inspirational speakers.

After launching the show in 2023, we listened to feedback and worked hard to bring together an even bigger and better weekend with incredible brands, educational and fun content, and show offers.

The best way to navigate around the show and find the brands you want is through the Exhibitors link on this Show Guide where you can find an A to Z of all brands.

Head over to the Agenda button on the Show Guide to see who is speaking, when and where.

Thank you for coming along to the show and supporting us, I hope you have a great weekend!

With best wishes 

Liz Ormesher

Lara Butler

Lara Butler

Image provided by beckyswallowphotography.co.uk

Lara Butler is a British Dressage Rider who resides in Gloucestershire. Born into a “horsey” family, her father was in the Kings Troop and her mother rode and acted as Chef d’Equipe for Britain’s Under-21 teams, has been a show secretary for a number of high profile events and is the current British Equestrian Federation World Class Co-Ordinator for Dressage.

Lara’s love for horses began from the moment her mother placed her on her first horse at two years old and she has never looked back since.

By 13, Lara grew too tall for ponies and loaned her first horse, Sir Dunaway, with a view to doing dressage who took her up to Advanced Medium level.

Lara loaned another horse, Warlock, who had been on the Dutch young rider team with owner Veronique Andre de la Porte. The Dutch family were happy for him to go to a nice home and continue competing. Lara took him to the 2006 junior Europeans having only been riding him for 3 months, and by 2008, he had taken her to Young Rider level and 12th in Europe.

 On Warlock’s retirement, Emile Faurie, with whom Lara was based for seven years, helped her secure the ride on Hilary Sawyer’s smart grey mare Dawning Hopes. “Being a big mare, she was a completely different kettle of fish,” says Lara.

The pair contested the 2009 Young Rider Europeans and were the best placed British combination in Lara’s last year at the level.

Emile didn’t feel it was right to ask the mare to continue to Grand Prix and so Lara, while studying equine science at Oxford Brookes, concentrated her efforts on producing Anne Hutton’s Don Benito to Prix St Georges level (PSG).

She sold the gelding in 2013 and purchased a three-year-old from the Netherlands to fit in well among her responsibilities as a stable jockey for the Bechtolsheimers.

In 2010, she graduated from University and decided that now was the time to concentrate entirely on her competitive career. She was approached by the Bechtolsheimers about the potential to join their team, so at the end of the year, after seven years of drawing much inspiration from Emile, Lara left to become the rider for the Bechtolsheimers.
She has now been at the Bechtolsheimers for ten years now and has had the opportunity to ride some amazing horses. She has had the opportunity to bring on Rubin Al Asad, who she now competes at Grand Prix, as well as competing one of their young homebreds, Kristjan at Small Tour. The biggest honour was when she was given the opportunity to train and compete Andretti H at Grand Prix level at the end of 2012, with her biggest highlight becoming Reserve National Champion at the British Dressage National Championships and competing at Olympia CDI and being placed in the Top 10. That was a moment Lara says she will never forget and cannot thank the Bechtolsheimers enough for giving her the opportunity!
At the end of 2013 she was also wild carded on to the World Class Development Programme, funded by UK Sport. At the end of 2014 Andretti was retired so her focused shifted to moving Rubin Al Asad up from Small Tour to Big Tour. At the beginning of 2015, she competed Rubin Al Asad out in Wellington, Florida, achieving their first international Big Tour win. Lara was also moved up on to the World Class Podium Programme.

In 2016, Lara was a reserve for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and European Team Reserve 2017. In 2018, she was also reserve for 2018 World Equestrian Games as well as becoming the BD Grand Prix National Champion.

Yasmin Ingham

Yasmin Ingham

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Yasmin Ingham is an International Event Rider for Great Britain based in Cheshire, UK

Yasmin was born and brought up on the Isle of Man, a small Island in the middle of the Irish Sea and home to the World famous TT races.

Years of having to travel by ferry to events paid off, when in 2013 Ingham won her first British title and went on to win Individual and Team Gold medals at the Pony European Championship in Italy, riding her beloved pony Craig Mor Tom.

This success at 16 years old opened up an opportunity to be based with and ride for prolific event and showjumping horse owners Eddie and Sue Davies and Janette Chinn at their Cheshire Stud.

One of the Davies’ older top horses – multi medal winning Imperial Cavalier – was being stepped down from from 5* level, and Yasmin was offered the ride on ‘Archie’ to compete in Juniors, and they duly won the British Junior title in 2015.

In 2018 and 2019 Yasmin completed the full set of British Youth, titles riding Rehy DJ and Sandman 7 – a feat not achieved by any rider before, as well as finishing 4th in the 2018 Young Rider Europeans riding Rehy DJ.

Yasmin also completed her first 5* at Pau that year, finishing in 16th place, and was awarded the Goldman Cup for the leading under 21 rider.

In 2021, Yasmin became the youngest rider to win the Blenheim Palace 4*L with Banzai du Loir.

She has also had a phenomenal 2022, coming 2nd at Kentucky 5* riding Banzai du Loir, and following this up not only with an impressive selection for the World Championships, but also by becoming World Champion in Pratoni del Vivaro, against the best in the world, aged just 25 years old.

2023 saw 26 year old Ingham make the history books once more with a milestone win and becoming the first British combination to win the prestigious SAP Cup at CHIO Aachen, as well as being selected as a member of the team for the FEI European Championships achieving a Team Gold medal.

Yasmin’s 2024 seasonal campaign has seen her return to the Defender Kentucky Horse Trials where she took the 3rd place podium spot at the 5* event having maintained top 3 positions overnight throughout the duration of the event.

She is a member of the current British Equestrian World Class Podium Team, and Windrush Foundation Academy.

With an accolade of achievements already under her belt at such a young age, we are excited to exclusively support Yasmin in the development of her brand and career on the world stage.

Bob Champion

Bob Champion

Bob was born 4th June 1948 into a hunting family. His father was huntsman to the Cleveland in Yorkshire,

where he started riding at an early age hunting with his sister and father.

At the age of 15 he rode his first point-to-point winner then went into National Hunt racing with Toby Balding at Weyhill, eventually riding for many top trainers including Josh Gifford.

Bob’s racing career took him to America where he rode several winners. In 1979 he was diagnosed to have cancer and was given six months to live. After several months of chemotherapy he returned to race riding, coming back with several winners both in England and America.

In 1981 Bob won the Grand National on Aldaniti, trained by Josh Gifford. He finally retired from racing in 1983 having won some 500 races. Other major races that Bob won during his career were The Tote Eider Chase, The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup, The Black & White Hurdle, The SGB Chase, The SGB Hurdle and The Whitbread Trial Chase.

In 1981 awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award. In 1983 he received the MBE and also formed the Bob Champion Cancer Trust which to date has raised approximately fifteen million poundstowards Cancer Research.

Bob has his life story portrayed in the book ‘Champion’s Story’ which was made into a feature film starring John Hurt.

In August 1996 Bob undertook ‘ride for life’ which was a ride on several horses from Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace London where he was greeted by Her Majesty The Queen. This was to raise a million pounds towards a new research unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital. This sum was achieved, and the Institute of Cancer also donated a further million pounds towards this project. The new research unit opened in September 2000.

Rosie Tapner

Rosie Tapner

TV Presenter and Model

After gracing the front cover of Vogue at the age of 16, Rosie worked as a top model for 10 years before turning her attentions to TV presenting in the equestrian sphere, where her real passion lies. Recently she has presented in the UK for some of the biggest names including Sky Sports Racing, Ascot, Goodwood, Cheltenham and Aintree, as well as abroad in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. She will also be presenting the main stage at this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Epsom Racecourse attended by HM The Queen, and later in the year, the Breeders Cup in Kentucky.

Carl Hester MBE

Carl Hester MBE

Olympic dressage rider

Agenda

Take a look at the all the exciting speaking sessions planned across our stages, including a variety of educational content, inspirational stories and interviews.

iNSPIRATION sTAGE

Saturday

9:45-10:00

Welcome from host

Inspiration Stage

Rosie Tapner

10:00-10:30

Fireside chat with Gemma Stevens

Inspiration Stage

Gemma Stevens

10:45-11:30

Rein It In Live Podcast with Ash & Josh featuring International Dressage Rider Anna Ross

Inspiration Stage

Josh Hill

Ash Howells

Anna Ross

11:45-12:15

Riding for Independence

Inspiration Stage

Stephanie Quintrell

12:15-12:30

Lunar Eclipse: How equine therapy changes lives

Inspiration Stage

Lunar Eclipse

12:45-13:30

Exploring male equestrian experiences

Inspiration Stage

Kieran Smith

Ash Howells

Fabian Williams

Freddy Steele

Josh Hill

Luke Howard

13:45-14:15

Someone like you?

Inspiration Stage

Tegan Vincent-Cooke

14:30-15:15

Beyond the Arena: Discovering the world of alternative equine disciplines

Inspiration Stage

Freddy Steele

Ben Hudson

Kelly Ude-Martinez

Karl Ude-Martinez

All-Steps Formation Riding

The Knights of Middle England

15:15-15:30

E-Riders Online Dressage Awards

Inspiration Stage

E-Riders Online Dressage

15:45-16:15

Fireside chat with Geoff Billington

Inspiration Stage

Geoff Billington

Sunday

09:45-10:00

Welcome from host

Inspiration Stage

Rosie Tapner

10:00-10:30

Fireside chat Natasha Baker OBE

Inspiration Stage

Natasha Baker OBE

10:30-10:45

E-Riders Online Dressage Awards

Inspiration Stage

E-Riders Online Dressage

10:45-11:15

Rider Confidence with Kieran Smith

Inspiration Stage

Kieran Smith

11:15-11:30

Lunar Eclipse: How equine therapy changes lives

Inspiration Stage

Lunar Eclipse

11:30-12:00

Levelling up - providing a level playing field for success

Inspiration Stage

BERF

12:15-12:45

Fireside chat with Harlow Luna White

Inspiration Stage

Harlow Luna White

13:00-13:30

Lights, Camera, Atkinson with Ben Atkinson and Horse & Country

Liberty trainer Ben Atkinson has become a huge favourite with Horse & Country viewers through his series "Lights, Camera, Atkinson". Led by Presenter Rosie Tapner, Ben will talk about his experience filming the series with Jay Halim and Gareth and Ruby Hughes, and how they got on with Liberty training before turning the tables on him and seeing how he fared at showjumping and dressage.

Inspiration Stage

Ben Atkinson

Horse & Country

13:45-14:15

Fireside chat with Ashleigh Wicheard

Inspiration Stage

Ashleigh Wicheard

14:30-15:00

Fireside chat with Megan Elphick

Inspiration Stage

Megan Elphick

15:15-15:45

Fireside chat with Charlotte Dujardin

Inspiration Stage

Charlotte Dujardin

The Dr David Marlin sKILLS tHEATRE

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre is the education hub of the National Equine Show. Hosted by equestrian business expert and podcast host Rhea Freeman, the stage will be the number one destination for sharing knowledge and picking up tips, lessons and advice from our array of guest speakers.

Saturday

9:45-10:00

Welcome from host

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Rhea Freeman

10:00-10:30

Your Equestrian Fitness Framework

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Karzan Hughes

10:40-11:10

Easy Eating: Maximise your riding with what you eat

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Emily Morey

11:20-11:50

Colic 101: What every horse owner needs to know

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Georgia Poolton

12:00-12:30

Rider Clinic Live -talking safety with Dr Diane Fisher, BETA CMO

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Dr Diane Fisher

BETA

12:40-13:10

Fear, Nerves, Anxiety and Trauma - Understanding them and their effect on riders

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Jenni Winter Leach

13:20-13:50

Why do you use boots on your horse - fashion or function?

Join Equilibrium for a discussion surrounding all things leg protection.  What is important to you when choosing a boot for your horse and what factors should you be considering when making the decision?

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Laura Szuca

14:00-16:00

YARD SUPPLEMENT CONNECT

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

The Equestrian Index

14:00-14:30

Why we do independent product testing - How to tell if a product is the best thing since sliced bread or marketing BS!

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Dr David Marlin

14:40-15:10

Why Good Employment Matters

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Lucy Katan

15:20-16:00

The Careers Panel

Join the YARD Supplement Connect expert panel to discuss careers within the Equestrian industry.

Panel guests include:

Amanda Watson - Publisher - The Equestrian index

Rebecca Stojak - Solicitor - Geldards

Katie Clarke - Lighting consultant - Lite My Ride

Eleni Randle - Chartered Surveyor - The Equestrian Planning Consultancy

Anna Bruce - Inventor - Salute Equestrian

Annabel Holmes - Ecologist- Equine Ecologist

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

The Equestrian Index

Sunday

9:45-10:00

Welcome from host

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Rhea Freeman

10:00-10:45

Rider Fitness for the Wellness of the Horse

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Society of Master Saddlers

11:00-11:30

Why do you use boots on your horse - fashion or function?

Join Equilibrium for a discussion surrounding all things leg protection.  What is important to you when choosing a boot for your horse and what factors should you be considering when making the decision?

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Laura Szuca

Dr David Marlin

11:40-12:10

Preparing for and managing equestrian sport at the Olympic Games

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Dr David Marlin

12:20-12:50

Become your horse's superhero

An alternative way to look at how your body impacts your horse and how improving it can raise your credibility in your horse's eyes

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Stephanie Jayne Brumpton

13:00-13:30

Discover The Secret to Resolving Spooky Behaviour and Falling Back In Love With Riding

Q: What is the #1 reason horses spook?

A: There isn’t one, there’s four…

In this session Lyla will reveal this ride-changing secret. She'll be sharing the EXACT system to overcome spookiness - without having to hang on for dear life trying to ‘just ride through it’.

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Lyla Cansfield

13:40-14:10

Tech up your Ride: Galloping in to the future of Equestrian Training

How using tech while you ride is not only accessible, affordable, and sustainable but it will help you train more efficiently, getting you the results you want in a more fast track way!

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Maddi Burchell

The Dressage Coach

14:20-14:50

Hat Fitting and Testing Standards

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Helen Riley

evoke®

15:00-15:30

Gallop Towards Your Goals

Join Amber's Pony Tales author, Helen Haraldsen, to learn how being a horsey girl helped her to finally achieve her goal of becoming a published author 15 years after she wrote her first book, Little Pearl.

She'll share what she's learned about setting and achieving goals to achieve big dreams and how this can be applied to help make progress with our ponies.

The Dr David Marlin Skills Theatre

Sponsored by Dr David Marlin

Helen Haraldsen

The 360 Equine ZOne

Join us at the all-new 360 Equine Zone, across the weekend to join intimate Q&A sessions with industry experts, exciting new brands and ambassadors.

Saturday

10:15-10:45

What makes for the optimal leg protection for high intensity equine sports?

The 360 Equine Zone

The HUSK

11:00-11:30

Influencer Fall Academy

The 360 Equine Zone

Freddy Steele

11:45-12:15

Active Stabling - Welfare Conscious Equine Facilities

The 360 Equine Zone

Jared Hindley

The Equestrian Index

12:30-13:00

JockeyCam - Putting You Where The Action Is

The 360 Equine Zone

Joe Foley-Corah

JockeyCam Ltd

14:00-14:30

Why a custom jacket really is performance related

The 360 Equine Zone

Sarah Cheetham

Flying Changes

14:45-15:15

Saddle up for the future: The Equestrian Tech Revolution

How Tech is becoming more popular with riders and how it can be used by anyone and everyone to help them with their riding and training.

The 360 Equine Zone

The Dressage Coach

Maddi Burchell

Sunday

11:30-12:00

The Three Premier Performance Musketeers talk Magic Powders

The 360 Equine Zone

Megan Elphick

Hannah Francis

Freddy Steele

Premier Performance

12:15-12:45

The Future of Worming

The 360 Equine Zone

Claire Shand

The Equestrian Index

13:00-13:30

Saddle up for the future: The Equestrian Tech Revolution

How Tech is becoming more popular with riders and how it can be used by anyone and everyone to help them with their riding and training.

The 360 Equine Zone

Maddi Burchell

The Dressage Coach

13:45-14:15

Happy horses are the most important thing for me

The 360 Equine Zone

Abi Lyle

Sarah Cheetham

Flying Changes

14:30-15:00

What makes for the optimal leg protection for high intensity equine sports?

The 360 Equine Zone

The HUSK

15:15-15:45

Influencer Fall Academy

The 360 Equine Zone

Freddy Steele

Turnout Feature Zone

Saturday

Sunday

THE SJB PERFORMANCE TRAINING DRESSAGE EXPERIENCE

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