Party Trick Legacy launched in memory of top eventing stallion killed in RTA

Nick Gauntlett riding Party Trick (Nick Gauntlett Eventing Facebook Page)

Party Trick Legacy launched in memory of top eventing stallion killed in RTA The Party Trick legacy has been launched in memory of a top eventing stallion killed in an RTA. Earlier this year, international event rider, Nick Gauntlett announced that he had lost four horses in a freak road traffic accident. After breaking down on the way to competition, Gauntlett’s lorry was unfortunately struck by another vehicle as he and his team watched on. Of the four horse killed, one was his top eventing and breeding stallion, Party Trick.…

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Terminally ill woman granted wish to see horse for the final time

Image retrieved from, and property of Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Terminally ill woman granted wish to see horse for the final time A terminally ill woman was granted a special visit when she was allowed to see her horse and two dogs from her hospice bed in Cheshire. Spending four weeks at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Jan Holman desperately missed her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Monty and Rowley, as well as piebald cob, Bob. Staff at the hospice decided to surprise her with the reunion by putting her furry friends on the guest list. Image retrieved from, and…

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International Showjumper Banned For Using Spiked Boots

Germany’s Jos Verlooy and Jacobien Dwerse Hagen rode to win The Bunn Leisure Salver at the world-renowned Hickstead Showground, in West Sussex this morning.

International Showjumper Banned For Using Spiked Boots NOTE: Images used in this article do in no way represent the type of boots used by Andre Schröder – the images are for decorative purposes only. An international showjumper has been banned for using spiked boots, in the first case of it’s kind. Ukrainian showjumper, Andre Schröder has been banned from FEI competition after sharp pressure points were found inside of the boots of his competing horse in May. Riding 13-year-old gelding, Allegro at the CSI* in Samorin, Slovakia, the points inside…

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ICE-Scan Review

ICE-Scan Review

ICE-Scan Review ICE-Scan is the new wearable tech set to improve rider safety. Here is our review, looking at everything from ease of use to performance for horse riders. What is ICE-Scan? ICE-Scan is wearable smartphone technology, originally designed for motorbike riders. It consists of water-resistant labels that can be stuck to riding equipment and apparel. The distinctive ‘star of life’ design means the label is easy to spot and peels away to reveal a QR code. Scanning the QR code with the ICE-Scan apps allows first-responders to rider’s important…

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World’s most expensive foal sold at auction

Luciana Diniz (POR) riding Fit For Fun 13 at Rio Olympics 2016 (Comité Olímpico Portugal)

World’s most expensive foal sold at auction The world’s most expensive foal has sold at auction. Colt foal, Especially for Fun Z, sold at Zangersheide Quality Auction for a massive €160,000.  An auction night that will ‘go down in history’, the world record-breaking price knocked the previous record out of the park. Sold to a German buyer, the foal is out of Portuguese rider Luciana Diniz’s Olympic ride. Diniz’s took 17-year-old mare, Fit For Fun 13, to the Rio Olympic’s in 2016. The Hannoverian chestnut mare has also made many Nations Cup team…

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INTERVIEW David and Louise Simpson on Collaborative Working and Training For Success

INTERVIEW David and Louise Simpson

INTERVIEW David and Louise Simpson on Collaborative Working and Training For Success Rider Interview by Abigail Dickinson We were thrilled to interview David and Louise Simpson, quizzing them all about their training and success. Revealing very different training approaches, David and Louise discuss how their riding styles benefit horse’s training, as well as their own performance in the arena. The duo also gave us an insight into training and competing together as husband and wife, as well as a young family to consider!   Why were you both drawn to…

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New Wearable Tech Set To Improve Rider Safety

New Wearable Tech Set To Improve Rider Safety

New Wearable Tech Set To Improve Rider Safety ICE-Scan is the new wearable tech, set to improve rider safety when hacking. A modern solution for an age old dilemma, ICE-scan allows riders to securely save and store medical and personal information for referral in the event of an emergency. As paramedics and clinicians often testify, saving time in an emergency can save lives. However, access to that critical medical information can and does save lives too. So how does ICE-scan provide this crucial information? The wearable technology allows the first…

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Two-year-old girl dies at Bedale Hunt Meet

Two-year-old girl dies at Bedale Hunt Meet

Two-year-old girl dies at Bedale Hunt Meet A two-year-old girl dies at Bedale Hunt Meet in North Yorkshire, after falling from her pony. The incident occurred when the toddler was riding out with other members of the Bedale Hunt. Riding on land in a village near Northallerton, the young-girl fell from her pony on the Wednesday (15th September) morning hunt. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirmed it had attended the incident but did not provide further details. However, North Yorkshire police later confirmed that the girl later died in the early…

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New Guide to Prevent Spread of Equine Diseases Launched

Reducing Inflammatory Airway Disease in Horses

New Guide to Prevent Spread of Equine Diseases Launched A new guide to prevent the spread of equine diseases has been launched. The British Equestrian’s Equine Infections Disease Action Group (EIDAG) has released a new, comprehensive guide aimed at mitigating the risk of equine disease transmission. Aimed at governing bodies and event organisers, the new publication condenses vital information on 12 common equine disease into 69 pages. Outlining the diseases, pillars of responsibility the industry has to horse welfare, as well as example codes of conduct and report forms, the…

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Couple Goals … Jesse and Georgie Campbell

Jesse and Georgie campbell interview Everything Horse

Couple Goals … Jesse and Georgie Campbell Rider Interview by Abigail Dickinson This month Everything Horse interviews eventing power couple Jesse and Georgie Campbell who were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedule to talk about what it’s like to work together as husband and wife. From getting ready to compete at the Tokyo Olympics to juggling the business at home, we discuss how life compares from growing up with horses to working with them as a married couple. Hello, and thank you both for taking the…

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Trailer Test Changes Mean More Riders Can Tow Their Horses

Equine Digital Passport Solution Proposed for Safer European Travel image of horse trailer

Trailer Test Changes Mean More Riders Can Tow Their Horses Trailer test changes mean more riders can tow their horses without taking an additional qualification. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced changes to the trailer test requirements, although the date has not been confirmed. It means that drivers who passed their car test after 1 January 1997 will no longer have to sit a test in order to tow a trailer or caravan. The maximum authorised mass (MAM) will be 3,500kg, the weight normally required when towing…

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Olympic Modern Pentathlon Coach and Rider Receive Disciplinary Action from UIPM

UIPM Modern Pentathlon Changes

Olympic Modern Pentathlon Coach and Rider Receive Disciplinary Action from UIPM An olympic modern pentathlon coach and rider receive disciplinary action after shocking scenes witnessed at the Tokyo 2020 Games. On Monday (6 Sept), the UIPM Disciplinary Panel announced it has completed its review of events from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Specifically focusing on the situation which occurred during the Women’s Modern Pentathlon Riding competition, the review has been long awaited. At the Games, Germany’s modern pentathlon coach, Kim Raisner, punched her athlete’s horse, horse, Saint Boy. Attempting to help…

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Gemma Tattersall Engaged After Bicton Proposal

Chedington Equestrian Bicton Park 5* - Gemma Tattersall and Chilli Knight

Gemma Tattersall Engaged After Bicton Proposal Gemma Tattersall is engaged after a Bicton proposal. Winning her first ever  CCI5* title at the Chedington Bicton Park Horse Trials, Gemma also received an unexpected surprise at press conference afterwards. The one-off event in Devon was the first 5* event to run on UK soil in two years. Leading an an all-female top three, the first time this has been achieved in 18 years, the event was made extra special by her husband-to-be’s gesture. Gemma was taking part in the press conference in…

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Equine Therapy Helpful for PTSD in Veterans, New Study Finds

Equine Therapy Helpful for PTSD in Veterans, New Study Finds

Equine Therapy Helpful for PTSD in Veterans, New Study Finds Equine therapy is helpful for PTSD in veterans, a new study finds. Veterans have high rates of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). With poor treatment outcomes, alternative treatments have began to gain traction, such as equine assisted therapy. In a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the use of equine assisted therapy for PTSD was investigated. The study looked an 8-week group equine therapy programme centred around horsemanship. Participants took part in grooming, join-up, and leading the horse…

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Three Medals for Team GB at Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Freestyle

Header Image; Georgia Wilson and Sakura in the Grade 2 Dressage Freestyle at Tokyo Paralympics (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Three Medals for Team GB at Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Freestyle It was three medals for Team GB at the Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Freestyle competition. After a team gold for the seventh consecutive Games the day before, all eyes were on Team GB as they took to the freestyle stage. Team GB’s dressage rider’s took to their respective grades, lighting up the Paralympic Equestrian Park. Sophie Wells & Don Cara M The Grade V competition was the first freestyle competition to commence. This meant British combination, Sophie Wells and Don Cara M…

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Team GB Win Paralympic Team Dressage Gold For Seventh Consecutive Games!

Lee Pearson and Breezer - Tokyo Paralympics Team Dressage Grade II test (FEI/Liz Gregg)

Team GB Win Paralympic Team Dressage Gold For Seventh Consecutive Games! Team GB win Paralympic Team Dressage Gold for the seventh consecutive games! After three performance over two days of team test action, it was a nervous wait for the Team GB trio. With Sir Lee Pearson, Natasha Baker, and Sophie Wells, all taking to the Paralympic stage once again, only time would tell if they could retain their title. Lee Pearson & Breezer First up were the grade two rider, with Sir Lee Pearson taking the stage for Team…

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Natasha Baker scoops Silver in the Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Grade III

Natasha Baker riding Keystone Dawn Chorus at the Tokyo Paralympics (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Natasha Baker scoops Silver in the Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Grade III Natasha Baker scoops Silver in the Tokyo Paralympic Dressage grade III. On the hunt for her sixth Paralympic title, Natasha fell slightly short as she scooped a respectable silver medal from this year’s Paralympic Games. Taking on grade III competition, the British rider was a grade II champion in London and Rio on horse, Cabral. However, now stepping up to grade III, she also arrived in Tokyo with limited experience on current horse, Keystone Dawn Chorus. She only began riding…

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Sophie Wells Scoops Silver in Grade V Para Dressage at Tokyo

Sophie Wells riding Don Cara M at Tokyo Paralympics (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Sophie Wells Scoops Silver in Grade V Para Dressage at Tokyo Sophie Wells scoops silver in the Grade V para dressage at Tokyo. Adding a third Para dressage medal to British equestrian team’s growing collection, Sophie took 2nd place during the first day of equestrian Paralympic competition. Sophie scored 74.4%, claiming her podium place between her long-time grade V rivals. Belgium’s Michele George, riding Best Of 8, took gold. Meanwhile, the Netherlands’ Frank Hosmar aboard Alphaville snatched bronze. Sophie was riding the up-and-coming Don Cara M. Taking on his first…

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Fundraiser launched after four horses die in tragic road accident

Nick Gauntlett riding Party Trick (Nick Gauntlett Eventing Facebook Page)

Fundraiser launched after four horses die in tragic road accident A fundraiser is launched after four horses die in a tragic road accident. On Tuesday (24 August), top international eventer, Nick Gauntlett, announced a tragic road incident had resulted in the death of four horses. Travelling to the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, the eventer’s horse box had unfortunately broken down just 30 minutes from the site. As the team waited recovery outside the vehicle, the horses remained on the horsebox. However, whilst waiting, another HGV ploughed into vehicle.…

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Team GB Paralympic Dressage Team claim Gold and Bronze at Tokyo 2020

Sir Lee Pearson riding Breezer at the Tokyo Paralympics (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Team GB Paralympic Dressage Team claim Gold and Bronze at Tokyo 2020 The Team GB Paralympic Dressage Team claim Gold and Bronze at Tokyo 2020. As the first day of equestrian action got under way at the Tokyo Paralympics, two Team GB members took to the stage. Six-time Paralympian, Sir Lee Pearson and Paralympian debutant Georgia Wilson both were competing in the Grade II competition. Grade II competition is for those with great-moderate impairment, impacting their ability to ride. Lee has arthrogryposis, which meant the muscles in his arms and…

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Top Eventer Loses 4 Horses in Tragic Road Traffic Accident

Nick Gauntlett riding Party Trick (Nick Gauntlett Eventing Facebook Page)

Top Eventer Loses 4 Horses in Tragic Road Traffic Accident A top eventer loses four horses in a tragic road traffic accident. Yesterday evening (24 August), international event rider, Nick Gauntlett announced that he had lost four horses in a freak road traffic accident. Travelling to competition at the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, the eventer’s horse box had unfortunately broken down just 30 minutes from the site. Following highway protocol, all team members were out of the box and the horses left inside. However, whilst waiting for…

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Horse Riding Tops Para Sport Opportunities in the UK

FEI World Equestrian Games™; GB; Grade 2; Individual Championship; Paradressage; Sophie Wells GBR on C Fatal Attraction Photo FEI/Liz Gregg

Horse Riding Tops Para Sport Opportunities in the UK Horse riding is one of the top para sport opportunities in the UK, a new study finds. According the leading disability charity, Leonard Cheshire, horse riding is the most accessible para sport opportunity in the UK. Approximately 16% of the 3146 sport clubs listed on the Parasport website are related to equestrian sport. Meanwhile, less than 1% of clubs sourced through the website offered relevant athletic opportunities. With 497 clubs nationwide offering riding, driving, and other equestrian-related activities to disabled adults…

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BBC Highlights Urban Equestrian Communities in One-Off Programme

BBC equestrian programme Our Lives: The City of Horses' on BBC One

BBC Highlights Urban Equestrian Communities In One-Off Programme The BBC highlights urban equestrian communities in a one-off programme. Following the urban equestrian community of Swansea, the BBC spotlight the highs and lows of equestrian life in the city in their new series of Our Lives. This episode, The City of Horses, takes a closer look into how horses impact lives across Swansea. Diving deep into the lifestyles of those who still keep horses amongst the urban jungle, it’s a truly insightful programme into an often overlooked equestrian community. With over 600 horses…

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Horses Can Tell If You Are Untrustworthy, New Study Finds

Horses Can Tell If You Are Untrustworthy, New Study Finds

Horses Can Tell If You Are Untrustworthy, New Study Finds Horses can tell in you are untrustworthy, a new study finds. The study looked at whether horses could assess the credibility of information given to them by humans. They were able to determine that by reading social cues horses were able to tell whether the information given was correct or not. Two buckets were given to the horses; one with a hidden treat, and one without. Two people then pointed at the buckets, however only one knowing where the treat…

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Team GB Paralympic Dressage Horse Change

FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon Sophie WELLS Sophie ride C Fatal Attraction-GBR Photo FEI Christophe Tanire

Team GB Paralympic Dressage Horse Change A Team GB Paralympic Dressage horse swap has been made, as the squad get ready to fly to Tokyo. The horse change comes for Team GB’s Sophie Wells. Set to make her third Paralympic appearance with C Fatal Attraction (Jorge), Sophie will now partner with Don Cara M at Tokyo. C Fatal Attraction has been ruled out of contention due to a ‘fitness issue’. However, as Sophie’s direct reserve and in equal training for the Olympics, Don Cara M will now step up to perform. On…

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