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The Worshipful Company of Loriners is one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London. A Loriner makes and sells bits, bridles, spurs, stirrups, saddle trees and the other minor metal items of a horse's harness; the word ‘loriner’ originates from the Latin ‘lorum’ through the French derivation ‘lormier’
Inter Service Lorniers Cup
The annual Loriners Inter-Services Equitation Competition is run in three legs. Each leg is hosted by a separate Service (Royal Navy (RN), Army and Royal Air Force (RAF)) spread over a calendar year. By the end of the year, all thee Services should have competed against each other in all three of the core disciplines – dressage, show jumping and eventing. Dressage and show jumping may be undertaken as a ‘Combined training’ event and the eventing should be a One Day Event (ODE) that may be spread over two days.
The 2018 UK AFEC will see the first time dressage classes, and not jumping, be used as the Lorniers class however the rest of the season with see jumping and combined training as for previous years.
Held past few years at the David Broome Event Centre, Cricklands
The Army leg is held in Melton Mowbray, home of the Defence Animal Centre.
The RAF holds the final leg of the Lorniers at their festival of Equitation at RAF Cranwell.