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Showjumping at HOYSEveryone interested in showjumping in Britain will be following the action at the Horse of the Year Show this week as British amateurs, professionals and elite international showjumpers alike head to Birmingham for the chance to win a famous HOYS purple rug.

This year sees the first bronze and silver amateur showjumping finals at the show. You can share the highs and lows of one amateur showjumper as we follow her first competitive visit to the show to compete in the bronze final below.

In other news, Irish teenage showjumping sensation Bertram Allen has broken into world’s top 20 showjumpers for the first time. Britain’s Scott Brash remains at the top of the league table for the 11th month in a row, thanks to his win at the Global Champions Tour in London.

Meanwhile on the international stage, the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup showjumping final takes place in Barcelona, Spain (9-12 October). Teams from 14 countries will be fighting it out for the prestigious title of Nationa Cup champions, plus more than €2 million in prize money.

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William Funnell: Riders, unite [H&H VIP]

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Ben Maher not punished for HOYS fall

Ben Maher has not received an official warning following his horse fall at Horse of the Year Show — despite widespread criticism from fans

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34 fantastic Foxhunter winners in pictures

To celebrate this year's championship at HOYS, we look back in pictures at 33 of the outstanding horses that have claimed the Foxhunter title