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Charlotte Lee
Jun
09

We say goodbye to Forces Equine Co-Founder's father, late Colonel French RAMC

The last 18 months have been tough for a lot of us with losing loved ones. Unfortunately this is the same for our Co-Founder, Captain David Heath French RAMC, who's father passed away on Thursday 3rd June 2021. Colonel Michael Timothy French gave 38 years service to the British Army, serving with the Royal Anglians and in the Ro...
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Apr
01

15% OFF WITH BLUE CHIP for Forces Equine Members!

We are excited to announce that our partners at Blue Chip are offering a 15% discount as a long running offer for FE. The discount code is available within our members area which can be applied at the checkout on the Blue Chip website (www.bluechipfeed.com) and the discount will be automatically applied.  This discount applies to all...
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Sep
03

Forces Equine Team Weekend Roundup

Once again our members have been out and about showing what they are made of. This weekend PC Philippa Wratten of Kent Police, attended Hickstead and qualified for her class (out of 100 competitors) in the main Hickstead arena where she claimed 5th place out of 15, which was out of a total of 31 qualified combinations. "I'm literally burs...
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Mar
01

Sunday Night Supper with Emma Smith and it is all about showing

PC Emma Smith talks to Forces Equine
Founder Debi Heath French & Membership Lead Jan Heath had the pleasure of talking to Emma and learning all about her showing life and her career! 
Feb
20

Introducing Lewis Carrier, Forces Equine Ambassador

Name: Lewis Carrier Age: 23 years old Discipline: Dressgae Lewis comes from a non-horsey military family (RAF) and is based in Norfolk. Lewis has owned and trained his 13-year-old Grand Prix horse Diego since a 4-year-old. Lewis and Diego competed at the Young Rider European Championships in France in 2018 gaining a top ten place and the ...
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Feb
18

#FeelGoodFriday with Tilly Shaw

Today we look back at 2017 and Arena UK who hosted our Armed Forces Day Mini Major. It was a fabulous weekend and this was the best event ever. Tilly contacted us via Instagram and wanted to share a memorable moment and we thought it was defo a #FeelGoodFriday moment! "This is me and my pony Magic Monkey, my 29 year old 128. We broug...
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Feb
04

#Feelgoodfriday with PC Emma Smith

We are incredibly proud of all of our members, but there a lot of you who inspire us by holding down a full time frontline career and a spectacular equestrian career also. We would like to introduce you to PC Emma Smith of Suffolk Constabulary, who qualified for the world famous Olympia, but due to COVID-19, 2020 was not possible. Take a look at Em...
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Feb
04

PCSO Emma-Jo Thorpe of SYP launches charity raffles

For our 2021 chosen charity that is UK Emergency Services Giving, PCSO Emma-Jo Thorpe & Forces Equine HQ member, launched competition raffles to raise money for this charity who champion, as we do mental health awareness within our Emergency Services. "I was in my local tack/feed shop and was chatting to a wonderful Spillers rep. I mentioned wh...
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Feb
05

Tuesday Night In with Forces Equine & FOMO

Tuesday Night In with FOMO by Teqnox
On Tuesday 9th February 2021, Forces Equine launch their first on many "Tuesday Night In with Forces Equine & Friends" and this week we will be hosting Managing Director Carmen Cummiskey of FOMO. FOMO develop state of the art Body Protectors that are great for Competing and day to day riding, looking after your safety. Tune in and find out...
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Dec
24

Christmas Charity Quiz raising funds for UK Emergency Responders

On the 27th December at 7pm, we will be hosting a quiz on Zoom to raise money for Emergency Responders for UK Emergency Services Giving operated by UKESG Ltd. We'd like to raise £500 but you can enter for as little as £1.00 or as much as you would like. To get involved, please visit
Oct
16

We've won an award and it's all down to our fantastic HQ volunteers, members & supporters!

Forces Equine are so pleased to announce that we have won the 2020 Midlands Enterprise Awards, Best Equestrian Rider Support Organisation 2020. At the start of Lockdown, Debi our Founder received an email saying that we had been nominated and would she except it. "I was surprised but touched and asked who had nominated us? SME told us that thi...
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Dec
09

Well done to our winner Evie Toombes with a Horse & Hound Award 2020

We were so proud of our two fabulous members who made it to the final of the Horse & Hound Awards 2020, within the same category PIKEUR Amature Rider of the Decade, well done PC Philippa Wratten you make us so very proud each and every time you ride with and for us, you are a real team player!We are super excited to announce that the winner was...
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Oct
29

Forces Equine Members make the top 4 in the Horse & Hound Awards!

We are so proud to announce that not one but two FE'ers have made the final 4 in the Pikeur Amateur Rider of the Decade category, here's their stories; Philippa Wratten 33 years old, police officer jumping up to 1.40m with her mare Ginelli Z This talented showjumper produces her own horses alongside working demanding shifts. She often competes agai...
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Oct
26

A thank you from a FEYRA Member

We never expect any member to say thank you, but it means so much when you do and our sponsors really know just how much their impact has on our organisation and it's members. This lovely card arrived at FEHQ and found it's way to the home of our Founder Debi Heath French. "It's so lovely to know that our leagues have such an impact and we could no...
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Oct
27

October News from some of our members

It's been our pleasure to watch our members out and about after what has been a very strange year! In all disciplines, they have tried their very best (as always) and achieved some great things. "Mo - Show champion and Dressage champion, Gracie - overall Reserve supreme of show (all disciplines)" said PC Emma Smith of Suffolk Police. (her horse pic...
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Oct
14

Not beginners to riding, but beginners to the sport of Barrel Racing!

A couple of weeks ago, Sally from 4 Strides Equestrian contacted Forces Equine with the idea of getting a Forces Equine team to compete at our competition #FEG2021 held at Arena UK next September 1st 2021 and  the possibility to go off to the World Championships.  Forces Equine had the opportunity to send two of t...
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Oct
06

Sgt Susan Williams & Shady Lady rocking the BRC Dressage to Music Championships!

YAY! We are finally able to start bringing you news from our amazing Forces Equine members, starting with our Sgt Susan Williams and her own Shady Lady aka Tara at the British Riding Clubs Dressage to Music Championships. Report by Maj John Baxendale ACF Deeside Detachments adopted horse Shady Lady aka Tara and Sgt Susan Williams have bee...
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Aug
25

Forces Equine nominated for an Ex Forces in Business Awards

Forces Equine are proud to announce that we have been nominated for an award "Ex-Forces Initiative Award" and are a 2020 finalist at the Ex Forces in Business Awards. "I never even realised that we had been nominated, I thought it was a hoax, it was a total surprise and such an honour!" said Debi Heath French, Founder of Forces Equine. "Our vo...
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Jan
20

Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Diversity & Inclusion Policy  This policy supplements the Forces Equine Handbook and is supplemented further by the Forces Equine Social Media policy. As a not for profit organisation our committee and its members are all volunteers who give up their time to make Forces Equine (FE) the best organisation it can be. Forces Equine are lucky e...
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Jun
20

The sad passing of the wonderful Jack Tarr (late RAF)

It is with deep regret to say that Mr Jack Tarr, friend of Forces Equine and ex serving Royal Air Force, passed away on Saturday morning. His nephew Neil has just contacted our Founder Debi Heath French to let her know. "Jack was a lovely man and championed Forces Equitation. In recent years he even attended, showing support to the Royal Air Force ...
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