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Are you ready for Wimbledon?

Each year, the All England Lawn Tennis Club plays host to Wimbledon, arguably the most prestigious International tennis tournament the World has to offer.

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Are you ready for the golf masters this April?

The event is scheduled for April 6–9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

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Events Calendar - World Sports 2017

It’s the beginning of a new year, and just like every year this means new sporting events are on their way.

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Michael van Gerwen wins THE PDC World Darts Championship

Van Gerwen had won 43 tournaments in the 2 years following his dethronement as world champion but never the one he really wanted to and would have to endure getting introduced before every match as the former champion of the world.

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Merry Christmas from Showstoppers

The year is almost over and it’s been a pretty good one for us at Showstoppers, for all our staff that are always ready to help provide a great service and for all our loyal customers that have given us support over the year, thank you.

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year

This now well know awards ceremony takes place annually every December and was originally thought up by Paul Fox in 1954 and initially only had one award – the BBC Sports personality of the Year Award.

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End of Year Awards and the Importunateness of Employee Recognition

There are many different things that motivate employees in the workplace, common factors that keep them going include opportunity for promotion, opportunity to learn new things and financial stability to name a few but one motivator that if often overlooked and could possibly be the most important is employee recognition.

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The Ryder Cup

The Ryder cup is a men’s golf competition that takes place every two years between teams from the United States and Europe and the venue for the event alternates between the two each time.

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Trophy Engraving – Great Gifts

People are starting to realise that you don’t have to fork out all your cash on something just to make it special and for this reason engraved gifts are gaining popularity.

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The Henri Delaunay Trophy

Portugal are the winners of the 2016 UEFA European Championship and they will be the lucky team who will be receiving the prestigious Henri Delaunay Trophy.

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The Euro’s 2016 – 24 Teams!

It’s that time again, that’s right the 2016 UEFA European Championship is here, known more commonly to most of us as Euro 2016.

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2016 Olympics – You don’t have to be in Rio to get involved

The 2016 Summer Olympics (official name, Games of the XXXI Olympiad) is an important international event consisting of a multitude of sport types.

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Two World Darts Champions?

Ever wondered why there are two World Darts Champions every year, this blog will shine some light on the subject.

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The Belton International Horse Trials

This year the Belton horse trials dates are from the 15th – 17th April 2016 & this blog will give you an overview of the events.

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Celebrating 50 years of the Superbowl

In America there most watched sporting event is The Super Bowl, and this blog we will be explaining what this is.

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The History of the FA Cup

Known as “The Football Association Challenge Cup” The FA cup is a knockout cup competition in English football and is the oldest association football competition in the world.

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Great Britian Wins the Davis Cup

Many of you will have heard that Great Britain has finally won the ‘Cup of Tennis’ otherwise known as the Davis Cup!

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What are equestrian events?

Equestrian Sports are sports that use horses as a main part of the sport. This usually takes the form of the rider being on the horse's back.

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Different styles of Awards

Here at Showstoppers we supply an amazing and extensive range of awards. Obviously, we sell rosettes and medals, but we also have larger trophies and plaques! This blog will tell you a little more about the different trophies and awards we supply...

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The Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup

As the Rugby World Cup is once again upon us, we thought we’d have a look at the history of the Trophy awarded to the winners!

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Why horse riding is good for children!

Horse riding is a fantastic sport and hobby for children and adults alike. So many people across the UK enjoy riding all year round for many reasons, be it their love of horses, for fitness or simply for fun – and more often than not for all three!

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Should all children receive medals and trophies at sports day?

A big debate we’ve been hearing a lot lately however is the issue of whether every child on sports days should receive a medal or trophy for their efforts.

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Cool ways to store your Awards

We know what a lovely feeling it is to receive an award. Whether it is for winning a sporting event, a mark of achievement at work, or even a birthday Rosette – all awards are equally special, memorable and attractive.

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Why do we give trophies as rewards?

If you have ever received a trophy as an award for something, you will know that if feels great. A perfect way to celebrate someone’s achievements or reward them for winning something, trophies are used during a variety of occasions and in almost all sports to award triumphs. But why do we award trophies? And where does this tradition stem from?

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What is a rosette?

A Rosette is a rose-shaped decoration, typically made of ribbon, worn by supporters of a sports team or political party or awarded as a prize.

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Why praise is important in the workplace

If you own a business and your own have employees, or if you manage a team at work, then it is important that you keep your staff motivated and devoted.

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Make Your Own Crufts

As any avid dog-lover will know, Crufts, the biggest event in the doggy calendar, takes place next month.

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Equestrian Calendar 2015

Update your calendar with the latest events so that you can follow them as the year goes on.

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January and February Opening Times

Closed for the christmas holidays from Friday 19th December until Monday 5th January 2015

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Corporate Awards this Christmas

If you are a manager in a business or a member of an events department then perhaps you are organising a Corporate Awards evening.

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The role of horses in World War I

This month the country has remembered the sacrifice of millions of men during the Great War of 1914-1918, a conflict the resulted in the deaths and causalities of over 37 million people.

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Horse riding & equestrian: key dates for your diary over the rest of 2014

If you are an equestrian enthusiast then there are some key dates to take a note of in your diary for the rest of the year.

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What Should You Reward Staff For?

If you manage a team at work then it is important that you keep them motivated and committed by rewarding their good work.

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Make Your Golf Trip Extra Special

If you are planning a golf tournament with your friends then why not make it as professional as possible? Yes it’s all a bit of fun but like anything the more effort that you put into planning it, the better the outcome.

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5 Top Tips for Motivating Your Amateur Sports Team

Muhammad Ali famously said that he hated every minute of training but told himself “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

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Who are Showstoppers?

Showstoppers are specialists in equestrian trophies and can boast a magnificent selection of trophies for any event and budget.

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