Boyd Martin steals win from Oliver Townend

Boyd Martin and On Cue © Shannon Brinkman

Boyd Martin steals win and makes history at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Three-time Olympian Boyd Martin became the first American to win a CCI5*-L since 2008 when he piloted On Cue to victory at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. Boyd Martin and On Cue are the first winners of the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. © Shannon Brinkman Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class seemed unbeatable throughout the four days of competition with their dressage score of 21.1 and a clear…

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Irish rider, Max O’ Reilly has his first International Grand Prix win

Irish rider, Max O’ Reilly has his first International Grand Prix win! There was a great atmosphere in the stands on the last day of this week’s CSI2*, October Tour here at Dehesa Montenmedio.  Max O’Reilly (IRL) took the top of the podium in the GP, 1.45m, Longines Ranking class, with his 10yr old gelding, Babar de Bussy who has been his partner since January 2019. This is their first international GP victory and was very well earned as they beat 11 top class horses and riders in a very exciting jump off from a class that started with 52 entries. Marcos Nuñez was…

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Spencer Smith Scores In Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix

Podium finish for Spencer smith with Chrisitan Ahlmann 2nd and Jur Vrieling Photo: Longines Global Champions Tour

Spencer Smith Scores In Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Šamorín While Championship Battle Will Go Down To The Wire At Next Week’s Finals In one of the most competitive jump-off’s of the 2021 season, it was Spencer Smith and Theodore Manciais who defied gravity and soared into first place claiming his first-ever Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix win under the lights in the spectacular arena of Šamorín. Smith denied Chrisitan Ahlmann of the win by 0.02s and of the penultimate prestigious golden ticket for the Longines Global…

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Irish bred horses shine at the Sunshine Tour

Sean Monaghan and 8yr old mare, EMS Adelaide ©Moises Basallote / Ahmed Photography

Irish bred horses shine at the Sunshine Tour It’s an Irish victory in the Pavo Trophy Small Grand Prix class at the Sunshine Tour with a first and second placed horses bred from the Emerald Isle. Sean Monaghan (21) may be young but this very experienced Irish rider has a great track record, which includes such events as back in 2016, he was a winning team member of the under 21 Pony Nations cup in Denmark, in May this year he won the Gain National GP in Cavan and he…

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Oliver Townend rides fault free cross-country at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class currently sit in first place in the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. © Shannon Brinkman

Oliver Townend rides fault free cross-country at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Oliver Townend Poised for Victory at the Inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Only 11 horse-rider combinations finished the cross country course clear Kurt Martin Maintains Lead in the CCI3*-L World #1 ranked rider Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class remain at the top of the leaderboard at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill following a fault-free round during Saturday’s Cross Country Driven by Land Rover. Over 10,000 spectators came out to watch the…

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Benoit Cernin scores at double at Hubside Jumping

Benoit Cernin & Uitlanders du Ter ©Sportfot

Benoit Cernin scores at double at Hubside Jumping Friday was a day that the Frenchman Benoit Cernin will certainly remember! Together with Vitalhorse Cekanane de Ushara and Uitlanders du Ter he won, successively, the CSI 2* 1.45m Grand Prix and the CSI 5* 1.55m Grand Prix. However in the 5* speed class, it was the Brazilian national anthem that was heard in Grimaud, thanks to great performance of Eduardo Pereira De Menezes, already 2nd in the previous class. In preparation for Sunday’s big class, the World’s best riders were in…

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Oliver Townend maintains lead at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

Oliver Townend and Colley Master Class at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill 2021 - Dressage. Image Credit to Shannon Brinkman

Oliver Townend maintains lead at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Oliver Townend Maintains Lead Going into Cross-Country at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Tim Price and Boyd Martin Round Out Friday’s CCI5*-L Top 3 World No. 1 ranked rider Oliver Townend’s (GBR) score of 21.1 remained untouchable during Friday’s final dressage phase at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. He and Cooley Master Class, Angela Hislop’s 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, maintain a three-point lead over the other competitors and set a new international personal…

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Enjoy The Best Seats in Liverpool with the VIP Paddock Club

Liverpool International Horse Show 2021 preview

Enjoy The Best Seats in Liverpool with the VIP Paddock Club The Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show 2021 Lighting up the heart of Liverpool with an unrivalled line up of top level show jumping, family fun and entertainment, The Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show returns to the M&S Bank Arena from 31st December 2021 to 3rd January 2022. Tickets for the ultimate equestrian New Year celebration are now available to purchase at www.liverpoolhorseshow.com. Continuing to raise the bar in all areas, this year’s show sees the launch of…

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4 Most Expensive Horse Breeds in the World

Racehorses

4 Most Expensive Horse Breeds in the World In the early days, people bred horses for the sole purpose of transportation and work. But now, horses are kept as companions, while others use them to compete in horse racing events. However, the purpose of using a horse will determine the horse breed you will get. For example, if you need a horse for a horse racing event, you need one that can give you results. Also, you can check for the offspring of previous horse champions by checking out where…

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How to Conquer Your Equestrian Event Nerves

How to manage equestrian event nerves

How to Conquer Your Equestrian Event Nerves Do you have a big equestrian event coming up and the nerves are already starting to kick in? Is this a constant issue you have, where each time you attend an event, your nerves tend to get the better of you? Not only does this make for a stressful and unpleasant situation, but it can also negatively affect your performance since you can’t relax. However, rather than be ruled by your nerves, here’s a look at some different ways in which you can…

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Find out what it takes to make an American wrangler

Find out what it takes to make an American wrangler Interview by Phoebe Oliver, Oliver Relations Let’s face it – most horse riders at some point have wanted to work on a ranch. There is something intoxicating about the Western way of riding and incredible skill that is tempting to most of us in the UK – but what hat does it take to make a wrangler on one of America’s most popular ranches? We caught up with the unstoppable Steph Kuenast who is head wrangler at Vista Verde ranch…

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Equi-Trek receive major funding for exciting expansion

Equi-Trek receive major funding for exciting expansion

Equi-Trek receive major funding for exciting expansion Leading horsebox and trailer manufacturer Equi-Trek is undergoing major expansion following a £5-million investment funded by parent company, the Trek Group. Not only does the investment promise an innovative new horse trailer in the new year, but the expansion in production and plant will see 50 more jobs created in the Stocksbridge manufacturing facility. The move comes as Equi-Trek, the largest producer of horseboxes and trailers in the UK and Europe and has experienced unprecedented demand in recent months. Said Trek Group Chief Executive, Tom Janion: Demand…

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This Esme joins industry peers at The London International Horse Show

This Esme joins industry peers at The London International Horse Show

This Esme joins industry peers at The London International Horse Show This Esme, Erin Williams and Teddy the Shetland are among those scheduled to hit the ‘Live Zone’ at this year’s The London International Horse Show. Set in the London Excel arena for this year (16-20 December) the Live Zone presents an exciting opportunity for fans and spectators to meet and interact with their favourite equestrian influencers, riders and celebrities and this year will host talks, Q&A sessions, and interviews. Social media sensation ‘This Esme’ returns to the London International…

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Trevor Hemmings passes aged 86

Trevor Hemmings passes aged 86 Racehorse owner and football club owner, Trevor Hemmings has passed away aged 86 (1935 – 2021). Celebrated as one of National Hunt’s greatest supporters, Hemmings enjoyed considerable success on the racetrack as owner of three Grand National winners; Hedgehunter (2005), Ballabrigs (2011) and Many Clouds (2015). Jockey’s and horses were unmistakably identifiable by the yellow, green and white colours he chose to represent his success and stamp on the industry. Many victories came outside of Aintree’s infamous Grand National including wins with Albertas Run and…

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Train like Scott Brash with this new exciting platform …

Scott Brash MBE with horses and dog

Train like Scott Brash with this new exciting platform … Did you know Olympic showjumper and well respected equestrian Scott Brash MBE has been busy during lockdown building a training platform to help riders like you with training at home? In this article, Scott talks about how the idea of the training app came about, what to expect as a member, his future aspirations for the platform and more. Experts in their field know that giving back to those who aspire to become better at what they do gives people…

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A Plus Tard and De Bromhead will be targeting strong start to vital season

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A Plus Tard and De Bromhead will be targeting strong start to vital season A Plus Tard will aim to kickstart the most important season of his career with a victory in the first major race of the National Hunt campaign. The Lancashire Chase is the first Grade One event of the season at Haydock Park, and will feature all the runners and riders that will be competing for the top honours over the course of the term. Henry De Bromhead’s charge established himself as one of the best chasers…

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Man banned for life after keeping 40 horses in ‘horrendous conditions’

Man banned for life after keeping 40 horses in ‘horrendous conditions’

Man banned for life after keeping 40 horses in ‘horrendous conditions’ RSPCA inspectors found horses standing on muck 4ft high with their heads touching the roof of their stable A couple from Tyne and Wear have been disqualified from keeping all animals after they neglected 40 horses. Following an RSPCA prosecution, Gordon Hamilton Metcalf (DOB 18/07/1962) and Denise Ann Clark (DOB 20/07/1973) both of Rutland Street, Hetton-le-Hole were sentenced at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court  on Thursday (7 October). The pair were convicted of five animal welfare offences each following a…

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2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: Top Ten Horses To Bet On

Breeders' Cup Challenge

2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: Top Ten Horses To Bet On The horse racing community is getting busier than ever as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge will blow out four weeks from now. Completing a deal to settle at Del Mar this year, this two-day event will happen on November 5 and 6. It will consist of fifteen categories highlighting the prominent racehorses all over the world. One of the categories at stake is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. The participating horses will compete in a mile turf distance. Also, only…

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Conor Swail secures second straight Longines victory in Sacramento

Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance de la Roque winners of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Sacramento (USA) on Saturday, 9 October 2021. (FEI/Julia B Photography)

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2021/2022 North American League Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance de la Roque establish commanding North American lead Written by Catie Staszak Conor Swail (IRL) and his mount Vital Chance de la Roque are beginning to develop a winning reputation. After opening the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League season with a victory in Vancouver (CAN), the duo recorded a second straight World Cup victory in Sacramento (USA). Swail and the enthusiastic 12-year-old gelding topped a thrilling four-horse jump-off in front of a packed…

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Five time Olympian Peder Fredricson (SWE) sensational rise to World number one

Five time Olympian Peder Fredricson (SWE) has risen to the top of the Longines World Rankings. (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Five time Olympian Peder Fredricson (SWE) sensational rise to World number one Five time Olympian Peder Fredricson (SWE) has secured the number one spot of the Longines World Ranking for the first time in his career, taking the reins from Olympic bronze medallist, Daniel Deusser (GER) who took over the position for the third time back in June 2021 and now sits in second position. Fredricson (49), who shot up the rankings last month from number 17 into second position, one that he has held frequently, is now at the…

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LGCT and GCL Championship Battle Set To Reach Fever Pitch

LGCT and GCL Championship Battle Set To Reach Fever Pitch At Penultimate Stage Of The Season

LGCT and GCL Championship Battle Set To Reach Fever Pitch At Penultimate Stage Of The Season The thrilling final stages of the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL 2021 season will be staged in the beautiful setting of Šamorín on the shores of the River Danube. The X-Bionic Sphere resort will host the 14th stage next week 15 – 17 October ahead of the big showdown at the season Finals of the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL championships the week after. The stakes will be high with a power-packed…

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New rules set out for Racehorses not to enter food chain

GB racehorses not to enter food chain following euthanasia

New rules set out for Racehorses not to enter food chain A new set of rules to prevent racehorses from being euthanised by abattoirs and entering the food chain in exchange for money will come into force next year (2022). The rule will apply to those registered to race in Great Britain (GB), and will be enforced by disclosure using the horse’s passport and an app. Discussion and investigations to extend this to International runners are underway. The motion was formerly raised in January 2021 by the British Horseracing Authority’s…

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Maryland 5 Star and Les 5 Étoiles de Pau live and exclusive on H&C+

Double Olympic champion Michael Jung (GER) with his ride fischerChipmunk FST put in an outstanding performance today taking the lead at the end of the Dressage phase at the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship Luhmühlen (GER). (FEI/ /Oliver Hardt for Getty images)

Every phase of The Maryland 5 Star and Les 5 Étoiles de Pau live and exclusive on H&C+ There’s a real treat in store for eventing fans coming up on Horse & Country (H&C) with two five-star events in quick succession. From the 13th to the 17th October every phase of the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, including the trot-up, will be live on H&C’s streaming service, H&C+. And, from 27th to the 31st October, H&C will return to the South of France for Les 5 Étoiles de…

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Frantic BMW driver causes another near-miss incident on the road for 11 year old rider 

Frantic BMW driver causes another near-miss incident on the road for 11 year old rider Another near-miss road incident involving a frantic BMW driver, an 11-year-old and her horse has been captured on a dashcam in Wiltshire. Niamh Wykeham-Martin (19) was leading her sister, Izzy (11) and horse Sully out on a leisurely ride down quieter country lanes in Wanborough, Wiltshire, when a BMW was captured screeching into view with minimal regard for any of the surrounding road users at the time. The incident happened on September 22; however, the…

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Bennington Carriages Osberton International Proves a Big Hit with Carriage Drivers

Bennington Carriages Driving at Osberton International Horse Trials

Bennington Carriages Osberton International Proves a Big Hit with Carriage Drivers First national Bennington Carriages Driving Trials a huge success at Osberton International Horse Trials Venue pulls out all the stops to host drivers and their horses This year’s Osberton International Horse Trials played host to a national driving event for the very first time. Following the huge success of a test driving trials in 2019, the team at organiser’s BEDE Events pulled out all the stops to bring top-level sport to the Osberton Estate in Nottinghamshire. Sponsored by Bennington Carriages…

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