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A new online video channel enabling amateur show jumpers to show clips of their finest — or most embarrassing — moments is to be launched later this month.

The ‘Grassroots’ website, which will be part of the community website ITV Local, is inviting clips shot on video cameras or mobile phones to be submitted for inclusion on the site.

ITV Local’s director of content Lindsay Charlton said: “Limited television airtime means that only a fraction of what goes on at equestrian events actually makes it to the screen. Grassroots will create a window through which amateur sports people can show off their talents — and their bloopers.”

Ms Charlton added that the aim of the site was to raise the profile of local show jumping events and to provide an informative and entertaining service.

“We’re also interested in coaching tips, and even the antics of supporters,” she said.

A spokesman for the British Show Jumping Association (BSJA) said the organisation would be working alongside ITV to help supply content for the site, which might include riders’ blogs, input from accredited trainers and money-can’t-buy competitions.

Send your clips on video, DVD or electronically to Kate Redstall, BSJA, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LR or email kate@bsja.co.uk

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Horse & Hound is putting the finishing touches on our own video galleries featuring readers competing in show jumping, dressage and eventing competitions. If you have video clips that you would like to have featured simply upload your clips to youtube.com and then email the URL link to hheditor@ipcmedia.com