SEEL Latest News

SEEL Latest News


SEEL BALL & AWARDS 2021: 27th November

New 'Supergroom' Award for 2021 Posted: Jan 2021
Imogen McMurray has kindly offered to donate the new Hugh McMurray 'Supergroom' memorial trophy and a prize in kind in memory of her father who very sadly passed away earlier this year. Hugh was ever present around the South East circuit with Imogen, always happy to chat and always having a beaming smile, he will be sadly missed. This new award will be presented alongside the SEEL groom of the year trophy. Nomination forms will be downloadable from the SEEL website as the season gets underway.

Its that time of year to get registered for SEEL 2021 Posted: Jan 2021

Fingers crossed that we get the green light to resume sport in the spring and can run the SEEL rankings this year. We were devastated that we could not celebrate our silver anniversary in 2020, but there were more worldwide problems to face up to.

The website has been updated for this year with the same sponsors as last year who kindly agreed to carry there sponsorship over to 2021. Please remember that you need to re register even if you have been registered in previous years.

In other news, we are pleased that Pyecombe have been able to reschedule the K Crumley Construction SEEL Arena eventing finals to the weekend of 20/21 March on the condition sport can resume. Further qualifiers will be announced when out of lockdown.

The biggest blow to the committee was received in the new year when an email arrived from the High Rocks stating that they could no longer accommodate the SEEL Ball due to staffing problems arising from Brexit. We have had 20 of our 25 Balls at this venue and many thanks must go to them for making the running of the function effortless. If things change we will be back. The search is on for a new venue which can accommodate 350 plus guests at a competitive price and central within the south east we have penciled in a date of 13th or 27th November. Any ideas most welcome, please email

SEEL would like to welcome HMW Designs Posted: Jan 2021

SEEL would like to welcome HMW Designs as our new official graphic designer which creates unique, professional, high quality and personalised logos either from scratch or it maybe a rebrand/ design. HMW designs currently work along side large businesses, small and independent businesses and other freelance workers who need a stamp to promote their services. HMW also do other graphics including leaflet, business cards, posters anything you can print really. HMW do photography and have done a few floral and equine photo shoots. Please contact Hannah Wright for further info

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The SEEL K Cumley Construction Arena Eventing Series.. Updated Posted: Jan 2021

We are pleased to hopefully get going in the recommencement of the SEEL Arena Eventing qualifiers after the period of enforced lockdown in December. It looks like qualifying spots will be at a premium this year after loosing qualifying shows. Please ensure you get your entries to all the host venues promptly to ensure you don't miss out on this prestigious series, all classes will be drawn order and online entries only to comply with government covid protocols. We are very grateful to this years sponsors K Crumley Construction, who are also SEEL title sponsors for there generous sponsorship which enables the level of prize money on offer at the finals. This was a new series which started in 2018 and run jointly by Pyecombe, Coombelands and Petley Wood with the final changing venues annually between the centres. Other venues will be invited to hold qualifiers during the qualifying period. The 2021 final takes place at Pycombe over the weekend of 20/21 March.The qualifying period for this championship will be from March 2020 till the middle of March 2021 and then recommence after the 2021 finals . The winners at the finals will be invited to collect there trophies and mementos at the SEEL Ball . This years winners will receive awards at the Ball on 13th November 2021. Prizes at the final will include rugs, sashes, championship rosettes and excellent prize money according to sponsorship. It is also possible that to a stand alone class at the finals including a junior and a 1.05/10 height.

Numbers to qualify:
The first 10 competitors in all qualifying classes at 80cm/90cm/1m to qualify for the Championship finals. Qualifying information sheets will be issued to all combinations that qualify. If the finals are oversubscribed a ballot will take place and be decided by number of qualifying classes attended and combinations may be restricted to competing in only one championship class. Qualifying tables will be kept updated and available to view on the websites of the centers and the South East Eventers League below

Prizes at the final will include rugs, sashes, championship rosettes and excellent prize money according to sponsorship.

Qualifying dates 2020/21

February 7…Petley Wood TBC
February 20…Petley Wood TBC
February 21…Pyecombe TBC
February 27/28…Pyecombe TBC
March 4….. Pyecombe TBC
March 13/14….. Pyecombe TBC
Further dates to be added as and when covid restrictions allow.

20/21 March…Pyecombe….K  Crumley Construction SEEL Championships

SEEL 2020...CORVID-19 STATEMENT Posted: March 2020

After lengthy discussions with the committee, stakeholders and sponsors, a decision has be made to suspend the league for 2020. We feel that with no timeline on when the sport will be back on track, and then maybe only a handful of league events running that we cannot offer sponsors value for money or fulfill our commitments to them. Events may then be heavily balloted, and with the rankings decided on a limited amount of fixtures we will loose the kudos the league receives. At this stage, all sponsors in principal are happy to defer there sponsorship to 2021.

We will continue to send out regular newsletters to our extensive mailing list with any developments within the sport, and sponsors news,We will endeavor to support our loyal sponsors during this very difficult time. The pre Badminton SEEL test training day has been postponed in line with BEF and government guidelines. At this stage the 'Silver' Ball on 14th November will go ahead as planned, with awards only to the SEEL Arena Eventing winners.

New Title Sponsorship Announced Posted: March 2020

SEEL are very pleased to officially announce that a new title sponsor for our Silver anniversary year in 2020 has been secured and we welcome them to the SEEL community for this year, the League will known as the 'K Crumley Construction' South East Eventers League ,as part of there title sponsorship they cover the Leading Horse and Rider ranking and also the title for the Arena Eventing series which has its final at Pyecombe in 2021.

K Crumley Construction are a multi faceted general building & groundworks contractor that carry out works in the Residential, Equestrian, Commercial and Education sectors throughout Sussex and the Southeast. Director Kieran Crumley has been working in the construction industry for 25yrs and brings his vast experience and high standards to every project undertaken. With an in house team of skilled trades we are well positioned to carry out your construction project. We also assist our new and existing clients with our architectural and planning services where required.

We only take on a select number of projects at anyone time in order to keep the standards high. The majority of the time we get our work, through referrals from satisfied clients, architects, developers, investors, institutions, country estate offices or people who have seen our work.

Office: Hurston Place Farm, Hurston Lane, Pulborough, RH20 2EW, United Kingdom
Call Kieran on 07801105564 or email with your project enquiries

SEEL Sponsorship News Posted: Feb 2020

New sponsors and a new opportunity

We would like to welcome two new sponsors to the SEEL campaign for our 25th anniversary year in 2020. Littleton Manor, rejoin as the new 80 ranking sponsor. LMEQ, needs no introduction to us as a former title sponsor in 2016. There has been some uncertainty for a number of years over the future of Littleton Manor Equestrian, the uncertainty is over...

We are thrilled and excited to announce that in 2019 we secured our future here and there is lots more to come from the LMEQ team! Significant amounts have already been invested in the future including refurbishing the water jump and elsewhere on the Cross Country Course, underlining our continued commitment to providing a Cross Country schooling environment of excellence. Improvements have been made to the gallops and other facilities around the farm and there are exciting plans ahead for the arenas and other facilities. LMEQ will continue to run training clinics with leading riders and trainers, offer first class facility hire and have various livery offerings across three yards at Littleton Manor Equestrian. We look forward to offering residential camps again and relaunching the Littleton Horse Trials - watch this space! If you are interested in any of the above please give us a call or drop us a message and we look forward to reconnecting with the many of you that made the thought of leaving so hard! We can be found on 07771600033 or email Bookings for xc and gallops can be made on My Riding Life, the link being on

Also joining us for 2020 is Equine Transport UK as the new Under 21 sponsor. This newly formed company run by regular SEEL competitor Avril Verhagen The company at present boasts four lorries, two 3.5ton one 7.5ton 3 horse with living we also have a six horse with driver. The 3.5 and 7.5 can be with or without driver. All vehicles can be hired for a day or a week. Delivery to your door is possible. Vet transportation also. Four very helpful knowledgeable drivers so available on demand. For further info and bookings please visit And a new opportunity to become involved in our 'Silver' Anniversary year!

We on the look out for a new title sponsor. Vardags have very generously supported us for the past two years and have unfortunately advised us they are unable to continue their sponsorship . We thank them for being a big part of the SEEL community.
Hence, we are now searching for a new title/ Leading Horse and Rider sponsor for 2020 . We offer two packages one being the Title sponsor, which covers the LHR ranking and Arena Eventing Championships in 2021, the other the LHR ranking.

If anybody has any leads of any potential new sponsors please email us ASAP to The season is just a matter of days away and would like to tie up a new deal over the next month

As a volunteer committee we all work extremely hard to keep SEEL on the road, with no gain whatsoever to ourselves, please support our sponsors in whatever way you can, without them we would not exist.


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