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  • The highway to HOYS

    The 2023 Horse of the Yr Present (HOYS) qualifiers have been introduced, together with new alternatives and cost-saving measures for rivals. This yr’s occasion will happen from 4 to eight October, on the NEC, Birmingham, and a Grandstand Media spokesman stated “reflective of the present local weather” the upcoming season will embrace an “opening up” of membership necessities for some HOYS courses, with the intention of giving rivals higher selection. “We’re assured that displaying at HOYS is creating and transferring with the occasions to mirror a championship that encompasses all breeds and kinds and gives alternatives for amateurs and professionals alike,” stated a HOYS spokesman. “We encourage the seasoned rivals to assist the qualifiers new and previous, and to be a job mannequin and aspiration for these which are taking their first steps into the displaying neighborhood.”

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    Time to get coming into

    Entries for the primary fixtures of the 2023 British Eventing (BE) season opened yesterday (1 February). Balloting stays a part of the BE entries system for the primary occasions of the season. For later fixtures, occasion organisers will be capable of resolve whether or not to make use of this method or take entries on a primary come, first served foundation. It is a departure from plans introduced in October 2022, when BE stated balloting can be scrapped for 2023. Entries for Epworth (1) and Poplar Park, each operating on the primary weekend of the season (4 to five March), are open. Epworth has a poll date of midday on 14 February and Poplar’s poll date is ready at midday on 7 February. Oasby (1) (9 to 12 March), whose entries open on Monday (8 February) would be the first occasion to not use the poll system.

    Discover out extra about how entries will work in 2023

    Hope for driving colleges

    A brand new partnership with native authorities ought to assist ease the pressures of the customarily “burdensome” and inconsistent utility of driving college licensing laws. H&H has reported on the frustration felt by many driving colleges in relation to the method of licensing; homeowners stated they’re required to hold out huge quantities of paperwork and wade by infinite crimson tape, which suggests an enormous workload and fewer time to spend on horses and riders.

    Learn how this new partnership might assist

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