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The Showing Office will be closed from 2nd - 5th October as staff will be attending the Scottish Supreme Showing Final and the Scottish Veteran of the Year will be announced in October.
For a member of staff please call the Society mobile 07789 514004. This mobile is available during weekends and evenings. We wish all competitors every success and will be announcing the 2015 Veteran of the Year in October.
If you have a query in regard to the Dressage Championship please contact British Dressage directly or contact the society mobile within these dates.
Entries will close for the Dressage Championships on 12th October, and all tests to be completed by 30th September.
The National Championships at Bury Farm were once again a Huge success. Thank you to the venue,Bury Farm, Our Main sponsor Allen and Page, all Competitors, Grooms, Judges, Stewards and volunteers for helping to create such a wonderful weekend of celebration of Veteran Horses and Ponies.
NATIONAL Veteran Horse of the Year 2015
Lucy Nazer and Rolandro (17 years old)
National Reserve Champion
Nicola Timmins and Croft Sensation (19 years old)
Scottish Veteran Horse of the Year 2015 at Ingliston Gran Slam - October 4th
List of forthcoming events
October 4th 2015- Scottish Veteran Horse of the Year - Ingliston Grand Slam
October 31st - November 1st 2015 Veteran Horse Society and British Dressage Champs Veteran Horse and Rider of the Year Championship 2015 at Vale View, Leicestershire. Supported By Allen and Page Feeds.
November 14-15th 2015 Your Horse Live, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire www.yourhorselive.co.uk
November 22nd 2015 Judges Conference, New judges assessment, and B panel Upgrades-Newton Rigg College, Cumbria
December 5th and 6th 2015 West Country Equine Fair, West Point Area, Exeter www.westcountryequinefair.co.uk
Thank you for visiting the Official Website of the Veteran Horse.
We hope this website will assist you in either joining the Society or to give you help and advice on your horses care and management.
Online entries open for the National Veteran Open Championships held at Bury Farm 25th - 27th September 2015: Click here to enter online
The National Veteran Open Championships are fast approaching, click here for more information
Visit VHS at Your Horse Live in November
It is the perfect opportunity for members to come and meet the team and ask any questions they have relating to competing, feeding or just have a chat.
There will also be a chance to Win Membership for 2016.
NATIONAL VETERAN CHAMPIONSHIP AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS.
September 19th -21st 2014 produced a fabulous display of veteran horses nationally for the first National Veteran Championships, hosted by the Veteran Horse Society.
First was the Scottish Supreme show held at the Grandslam Show, at Ingleston Show Ground in Scotland- which saw Marion Hutcheson and her horse Gonzo, take the Scottish Champion of Champions title. Gonzo, who came to Marion as a ‘whiper- in horse’ from a hunt yard, has gone on to show, do dressage and riding club events. Marion describes Gonzo as being “a very special horse who I'm very proud of”
Reserve Scottish Champion went to Amy MacKillop and Balinda H.
Then came the National Supreme Championships which saw competitors from all over England and Wales come to Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Buckinghamshire for a weekend of showing and dressage.
The Society is sponsored by Allen and Page and they were on hand to offer feed advice and to present the Champion of Champions, Abigail Munro and her 16 year old horse, Granite, with the Minty Memorial Trophy. The judges were impressed with Granite’s condition, manners and movement. Only last year Granite had major surgery and this just added to his overall outstanding history.
Photo courtesy of SBM Photographic-Abigail Munro and Granite(16 years old)
Reserve champion went to Mr Howell Jenkins and his 25 year old mare, Calerux Diamante who had qualified at the Royal Norfolk show.
Photo courtesy of SBM Photographic- L2R-Howell Jenkins, Allen and Page rep Annie Hughes and Julianne Aston, Founder of the Veteran Horse Society.
The dressage champions were divided into categories:
Intro - A.Andews riding Guardsman
Prelim - J.Everill riding Midnight Star
Novice - S.Kendall riding Furness Bright Spark.
Also attending the show was a celebrity from the equine world.
Known to this owner, Caroline Taylor, as Percy; Percy has led a star studded career. Not only did he qualify for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Ridden Championships, but he also carried Mel Gibson in the famous freedom speech in Braveheart and was also ridden by Liam Neeson in Rob Roy and more recently was in the award winning War Horse
Now he can be found competing at VHS shows, appearing at county shows, and happily hacking out with his younger friends
Photo Courtesy of SBM Photographic. Caroline Taylor Riding Percy
The Veteran Horse Society would like to thank their sponsors, Allen and Page Feeds, the judges,stewards, volunteers, grooms and competitors for making the championship such a wonderful event with a fantastically friendly atmosphere.
Julianne Aston, Founder of The Veteran Horse Society adds “We are already getting applications from many new shows for the 2015 season and cannot believe the response from new and existing Members - Next year's Championship will be even bigger and will again be taking place again at Bury Farm Equestrian Village on the 25-27th September 2015”.
Should you have any questions that are not answered on this site or would like to discuss any aspect of the Veteran Horse, please call our office or out of office mobile. A Member of staff will be happy to chat through any experiences you may be having or give help and advice on your older horse.
To join the society Full Membership forms can be found on our Membership pages.
To participate in any of the Society’s disciplines such as Veteran Horse Showing or Veteran Horse Performance Awards, you must become a Member of the Society.
The Veteran Horse Society is the umbrella organisation regarding any aspect of the Veteran Horse.
Having launched over 14 years ago, we appreciate the time and effort each and every owner or carer takes to look after each and every old horse. We are not an elitist organisation and do our very utmost to help and listen to each and every members needs. Our facebook group is open to everyone member or not and has lots of helpful and fun discussions and photos, so please do join us.
The Society is not only funded by Membership but also through donations and fund raising which are very important to us.
Veteran Horse Society
PO Box 70
Tel: 01239 881300 (10am – 4pm)
07789 514004 (outside office hours 24hrs)
If you would like to help support The Veteran Horse Society please visit our Getting Involved page.
Download passport application forms here