Friday Video and UK Notes from World Equestrian Brands: The Willberry Story

Hannah Francis after performing the test ride at Tattersalls in 2016. Photo courtesy of Jack Lyons Media.

It’s been a big week here in the UK, with the announcement of the GB eventing team for the forthcoming WEG causing a ripple of controversy across social media. But there’s no time to dwell on these things – the CCI3* and CIC3* Event Rider Masters finale at Blair Castle is swiftly approaching, and then it’s straight on to Burghley, before we head to Tryon. Who needs sleep (or sanity) anyway?!

UK Weekend Preview:

Somerford Park International (2): [Ride Times] [Website] [Cross Country Videos]

Firle Place International: [Ride Times] [Website] [Cross Country Videos]

Solihull (2): [Ride Times] [Website]

Events Opening this Weekend:

17th: Moreton Morrell (2) – BE90-N – [EnterWarwickshire (September 21-22)

17th: Kelsall Hill (2) – BE80-I with BE80 Championships – [EnterCheshire (September 21-23)

Events Balloting this Weekend:

19th: Burnham Market (2) – BE80-N – [EnterNorfolk (September 9)

Team Jung runs alongside as Michi and Sam finish their cross-country round, Willberry Pony in situ. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Friday Video: The History of Hannah Francis’ Willberry Wonder Pony

Just over two years ago, the eventing community lost one of its most compellingly positive, tough, and determined family members. Hannah Francis was just eighteen when she passed away, but the impact she left on the sport was unmatched. Now, her Willberry Wonder Pony charity works to raise vital funds for osteosarcoma research, while granting the equestrian wishes of those diagnosed with a serious illness.

We were really pleased to have the @willberrywonderpony team join us for #ponyeuros2018, especially as we got to include their jump in our showjumping course! It's a brilliant cause, so if you didn't get to pop and see them last week make sure you had over to their profile now to find out more and to help kick cancer's butt! #bishopburton #bishopburtonequine #bishopburtoncollege #fei #feiglobal #feipony #feiponyriders #feieuropeanchampionships #feiponyeuros #ponyeuropeans #ponyeuros #ponycompetition #ponyriding #horsecompetition #horseshow #eastridingofyorkshire #eastriding #eastyorkshire #myeastriding #myeastyorkshire #kickingcancersbutt #willberrywonderpony #willbery #cancercharity #showjumping #showjumper

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To find out more about the charity, and to see how you can get involved, click here. Hannah’s legacy is a unique and remarkable one – let’s take it worldwide.