Shane Breen collects another Hickstead Title

The Queen Elizabeth II Cup Shane Breen & Haya. Image copyright - Elli Birch

Three Queens for Breen Ireland’s Shane Breen collected another Hickstead title on Saturday 30th July, picking up his third career win in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Kelvin Bywater’s challenging 1.50m track caught most competitors out, with just three of the 28 starters producing clears in the opening round. Joe Fernyhough went first with Calcourt Particle, completing the shortened jump-off…

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Mongol Derby 2022: Brit pipped to the post in the world’s toughest horse races

Mongol Derby 2022 -Brit Chris Walker (left) and Irishman Patrick Heffron cross the line in joint third CREDIT SHARI THOMPSON.JPG

After a two-year absence, the world’s longest and toughest horse race, The Mongol Derby, has been thundering across Mongolia’s steppe for the last eight days. Based on the ancient horse messenger system used by Genghis Khan, in a country where the horse is king, at 1000km the Derby is the toughest test on the planet for equestrian endurance riders. Whilst…

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Hunting Survey Receives Criticism for Glaring Deficiencies

Hunting survey receives critisism

North Wales PCC’s costly hunting review full of ‘glaring deficiencies’ as survey gets hunting law wrong Rural campaigners have criticised a hunting survey linked to a controversial review of the activity in North Wales for containing ‘glaring deficiencies’. The survey is reported to have made incorrect claims about hunting law in the UK, despite being approved for publication by the…

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Belgium rider scoops Longines King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead for the first time since 1931

Belgium's Gilles Thomas won the Longines King George V Gold Cup at the Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead, West Sussex (c) Elli Birch/Boots and Hooves Photography

Belgium’s Gilles Thomas had his first five-star win on Sunday, 31st July 2022 when claiming the historic Longines King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead on board Aretino 13. It was the first time a Belgian rider has lifted the iconic trophy since Jacques Misonne’s win in 1931. The Longines King George V Gold Cup Eight riders made it through…

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Hurlingham Polo 1875 Coronation Cup heads home

The victorious England team with the Coronation Cup

Hurlingham Polo 1875 Coronation Cup heads home The Hurlingham Polo 1875 Coronation Cup returned to the famed Queen’s Ground at Guards Polo Club on the penultimate Saturday in July and appropriately delivered a stand-out match befitting such a prestigious international test. This contest was the showcase match in a packed itinerary of sport curated by the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA)……...

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