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SEIB Leads The Search For Olympic Gold

Likely future stars of showing, dressage, showjumping and eventing will be named at this year's Horse of the Year Show, thanks to South Essex Insurance Brokers.

The company, which bases its national operation in Essex, is supporting both the Search for a Star and British Equestrian Federation Young Horse Evaluation series, both designed to discover horses capable of achieving national and international fame.

The South Essex Insurance Brokers/BEF Young Horse Evaluation Series has been running countrywide qualification classes, from which 38 horses have been named to go forward to the HOYS. The series is aiming to identify horses, and most importantly, bloodlines, on which future Olympic gold medal wins can be based.

Search for a Star, now in its seventh year, gives owners and riders their chance to compete at this leading show, and also identifies horses and ponies capable of national showing success. So far it has found two HOYS champions and one reserve champion as well as several going on to County show wins.

"The country needs to identify future stars and bloodlines from which they can be bred," said South Essex managing director Barry Fehler. "We have proved with Search for a Star that it can be done, and now we want to help the BEF in its search for horses capable of winning the ultimate test at future Olympic Games."


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