Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Great Britain: Crabbet Organisation celebrates Endurance success


- (Published:16 March 2015)

The Crabbet Organisation celebrated its first Endurance awards for Crabbet or Crabbet related Arabians who had competed with Endurance GB, SERC or the FEI during 2014, or the young stock graded by the BEF at Futurity events.

In its first year 30 horses applied for the new awards introduced by new committee member Rachael Claridge who herself has a 100% Crabbet Arabian stallion and competed for Team GBR as a Young and Senior rider with Crabbet related gelding Silver Mistrahl. The formula for the pilot awards encouraged Crabbet Organisation members to submit their horses’ endurance master cards or futurity scorecards at the end of the 2014 season. The highest mileage horses were then recognised in the Novice, Open, Advanced and FEI categories. Special categories were also recognised for Young Riders who had ridden Crabbet or Crabbet related horses during 2014, young stock graded on their potential to become endurance horses and also former committee members were thanked officially for their voluntary contribution.

The Compass Inn's stunning Orangery, near Badminton, Gloucestershire was the venue for the awards held on Saturday 28th February. Forty members travelled from across the country to attend the event which was generously supported by The Pure Feed Company, Ariat Europe, Brinicombe Equine, Verm-x, Blue Chip Feed, Horse Scout and West Kington Stud.

Endurance GB Board member Jo Claridge, AHS President Anne Brown and The Pure Feed Company founder Lou Talintyre presented the awards (follow link to full results). Chair of the Crabbet Committee Natalie Tindall thanked former committee members Susan Hawes, Lindsay Thain, Lynne Humphreys and Suzanne Cruise for their voluntary contribution to the small but international breed society and presented them with an Arabian horse belt buckle.

For full results and more information about the 2015 Crabbet Organisation Endurance Achievement Awards or for membership queries please contact info@rachaelclaridge.com or telephone 01454 238942
and see http://endurancegb.co.uk/main/news#2015031601

Rachael Claridge

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