Team Price lead after dressage in Pau

Tim Price and Falco Les 5 étoiles de Pau

Team Price lead after dressage in Pau, with Fox-Pitt and Little Fire hot on the chase It’s a first and second place hold for Tim and Jonelle Price following the dressage at the CSI5* Les 5 étoiles de Pau as competitors head into the cross country phase of the event. Tim Price and Falco set the leading score of 22.1, with wife Jonelle Price and McClaren only 2.3 penalties behind him on 24.4. For Great Britain, it’s William Fox-Pitt on one of his two 5* entries, Little Fire, in third,…

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BEDE Events announce exciting plans for Catton Park Horse Trials

2016 International Eventing Forum Lucinda Green. Photo courtesy of Fiona Scott-Maxwell.

BEDE Events announce exciting plans for Catton Park Horse Trials Catton Park Horse Trials on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders will return in 2022 under the portfolio of BEDE Events. Having taken a short hiatus in production, the event will once again be held in the 250 acre parkland estate where it has been ran since 1993. With owners, Robin and Katie Nielson retiring, next year’s horse trials will be managed by the team at BEDE Events, working alongside the Nielson’s son, Oliver. An event at Catton Park was last held…

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Elite equestrian sport and family thrills, it’s Liverpool International Horse Show 2021

Harry Charles riding Doulita Liverpool International Horse Show

Elite equestrian sport and family thrills, it’s Liverpool International Horse Show 2021! Bringing the best names in showjumping along with a whole host of family entertainment to the heart of the city, the Voltaire Design Liverpool International Horse Show is back. Returning to the M&S Bank Arena for the ultimate new year celebration (31st December 2021 to 3rd January 2022), the world-class event will stage a fusion of elite level showjumping, captivating displays and performances to thrill the whole family. Headlining the incredible line up of sport, the highly competitive…

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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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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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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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Kevin McNab Takes Centre-Stage at Osberton International

KEVIN McNab

Kevin McNab Takes Centre-Stage at Osberton International Kevin McNab galloped to success in the main BEDE CCI3*-L at Osberton International Horse Trials with Scuderia 1918 Humphreys. The Guildford-based rider has been in great form this year and his championship run continued at the Nottinghamshire-venue. Kevin and the grey stallion, battled to the end with a superb clear in the showjumping to overhaul overnight leader Izzy Taylor and Carolines Air KM. Said Kevin: “He made my life easy, he is one of those horses you hop on and ride for 10…

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A Fantastic Day of Top Class Competition at Osberton International

Jodie Amos receives her prize from BE Helen West

A Fantastic Day of Top Class Competition at Osberton International The crowds came out in their droves to enjoy an action packed third day at Osberton International. John-Paul Sheffield and the talented chestnut, Cathmore Fusion owned by Vanessa Garfoot started the day well when heading a fantastic line up in the British Eventing 5YO Championship. “I was delighted with him today, he was a star and I am very excited about his future, he is definitely looking like a Le Lion horse,” said John-Paul. “He was produced by Ginnie Turnbull…

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Osberton International Four-Year-Old Showcase Proves a Hit

Osberton International Four-Year-Old Showcase Proves a Hit THE new British Eventing 4YO Showcase at this year’s Osberton International Horse Trials proved a resounding success with 41 entered in this innovative addition to the schedule. The Four-year-old Showcase includes a new dressage test, with the showjumping and cross-country all in one arena incorporating a water jump, bank and ditch. After a fantastic afternoon, the class went to Flora Harris with MGH Hildare Harlequin owned by Anna Sims Hilditch. Said Flora: Anna bought him as a three-year-old from Padraig McCarthy and I…

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Zara Tindall heads to United States for inaugural 5 star event

Zara Tindall heads to United States for inaugural 5 star event Granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II, Zara Tindall, will head to the states alongside Olympic medalist, France’s Astier Nicolas to compete in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, this October (2021). Held between the 14-17 October, Tindal and Nicolas will meet with a field of top class event riders including Oliver Townend, Tim and Jonelle Price, Harry Meade, Maxime Livio and Boyd Martin. The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill now forms one of only two 5 Star…

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Brits sweep the board at FEI Eventing European Championship Avenches 2021

EUROPEAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIP - AVENCHES 2021. Team GB Celebrates victory during prize giving ceremony Photo Copyright © FEI/Richard Juilliart

Brits sweep the board at FEI Eventing European Championship Avenches 2021 It’s all glory for Great Britain’s golden girls at Avenches written by Louise Parkes British riders have long had a phenomenal record in the sport of Eventing, and today they proved untouchable once again in the FEI Eventing European Championships 2021 in Avenches, when not only clinching the team title but taking all the individual medals too. In the lead from day one they held on tight, and when today’s result is added to double-gold at the FEI World Equestrian…

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Britain battle it out like heroes in Avenches

Nicola Wilson image copyright British Equestrian / Jon Stroud Media

Britain battle it out like heroes in Avenches Britain’s eventers hold team and individual gold position in Avenches With a true championship cross-country test set by designer Mike Etherington-Smith, today’s action was always going to be compelling viewing – and it didn’t disappoint – at the FEI Eventing European Championships in Avenches, Switzerland. By the end of 67 riders, the leaderboard had a true shake-up in both the team and individual competitions, but skillful riding from the British mean they hold the ascendency in both. Piggy March and Brookfield Inocent…

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It’s a wrap for the Dressage at the FEI European Championships in Avenches

Sarah Bullimore Eventing

It’s a wrap for the Dressage at the FEI European Championships in Avenches Britain tops the team rankings with two individuals on the podium after dressage Sarah Ballimore’s and 15.2hh pocket rocket, Corouet wow judges to finish on only 22.8 Only a score of 0.4 separates the top two in the individual rankings making it a close call going into tomorrow’s cross country Uninterrupted sunshine greeted everyone in Avenches for day two of dressage at the FEI European Championships in Switzerland. As competition got underway, Britain had the advantage in…

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Isabel White’s Kuno SMH gallops off with win at NEXGEN Finals

Isabel White and Kuno SMH

Isabel White’s Kuno SMH gallops off with win at NEXGEN Finals Isabel White has a serious eventing star of the future on her hands in Kuno SMH, who won the Sulby Hall Stud six-year-old event horse championship at the prestigious NEXGEN finals at Hickstead, West Sussex yesterday (23/09/2021). The Grand Slam VDL son, known at home as “Rolex”, received a winning mark of 84.48 from judges Pippa Funnell and Les Smith, leaving Isabel well clear of the rest of the high-quality field. Isabel, 22, said: Tim and Antonia Brown brought…

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Fantastic start for GB at FEI Eventing European Championships 2021

Nicola Wilson

Britain’s Event riders off to the perfect start at Avenches Piggy March and Brookfield Inocent ride best ever test at a championship First and second overnight lead for Team GB Nicola Wilson, terrified (but in good spirits) over the cross-country test to come after posting career best score in dressage Britain’s eventing team got off to the perfect start today at the Avenches FEI Eventing European Championships 2021 as they campaign to do the triple by adding a European title to their current World and Olympic accolades. Piggy March and Brookfield…

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FEI Eventing European Championship Avenches 2021 gets underway

FEI Eventing European Championships 2021

FEI Eventing European Championship Avenches 2021 gets underway Dutch first out of the starting blocks, Swiss get last-to-go draw – Written by Louise Parkes The Netherlands got the number one slot when the draw for order-of-go was made at the FEI Eventing European Championships 2021 in Avenches, Switzerland. Horse and athlete combinations from 17 nations will line out at this 35th edition which will take place at the Institut Equestre National d’Avenches, with Dressage getting the action underway this morning. A total of 67 combinations will compete for the team and…

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5* Badminton Horse Trials announce new presenting sponsor

5* Badminton Horse Trials

5* Badminton Horse Trials announce new presenting sponsor The organisers of the iconic Gloucestershire based 5* Badminton Horse Trials have officially announced the presenting sponsor following Mitsubishi’s departure in 2019. MARS EQUESTRIAN™ will take the stage as the ‘presented by’ sponsor for the 2022 Horse Trials which will take place between Wednesday 4th and Sunday 8th May, 2o22. I am delighted that MARS EQUESTRIAN will be a presenting sponsor at Badminton 2022 and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back next year.” commented The Duke of Beaufort. Badminton…

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Stars of the future shine at Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021

Finn Healy on Fathers Compromise Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021. Image credit Sarah Farnsworth Photography

Stars of the future shine at Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021 Two real stars of the future shone on the final day of Cornbury House Horse Trials (8-12 September 2021) in Oxfordshire.  Seventeen-year-old Finn Healy, individual and team gold medallist for Britain at the 2019 Pony European Championships, won the NAF Youth Performance CCI2*-S riding the 10-year-old 17hh grey mare Fathers Compromise. The pair finished on their dressage score of 26.7. Finn said: It feels amazing to win! Fathers Compromise is so cool – she’s stepped up the levels really…

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Osberton International Horse Trials Set to Host Leading riders 

Harry Meade among those heading to Osberton International

Osberton International Horse Trials Set to Host Leading riders  Most of the country’s leading riders are entered and set to converge on Osberton International Horse Trials later this month. Well known as a training ground for many horses that go on to compete at world class level, the top eight horses at this year’s Chedington Bicton Park CCI5* Horse Trials were all Osberton International graduates in their earlier years. Bicton provided a fantastic win for Gemma Tattersall who heads to Osberton alongside Piggy March, Ros Canter, Richard Jones and Oliver…

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Foal to Five Star

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

Foal to Five Star On the final day of the Chedington Equestrian Bicton Park 5*, the Devon crowd was treated to top class action from a limited but talented field of some of the World’s best riders. Giving them the first all-female top three at a British 5* event in 18 years. The only rider to complete on their dressage score, finishing on 27.9 penalties was Great Britain’s Gemma Tattersall onboard Chris and Lisa Stone’s Chilli Knight, a horse she saw being born as a foal. The combination jumped an…

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Bicton Provides a Day of Five Star of Competition

Pippa Funnell

Bicton Provides a Day of Five Star of Competition Having stepped up to the plate to host the UK’s first five star event since 2019, The Chedington Bicton Park 5* Horse Trials certainly delivered on an action packed day of cross country and with a trio of Britain’s finest women taking the lead, it proved that girls really do run the world. Overnight leader after dressage, Pippa Funnel produced, in her words, “the best 5* cross country ride I’ve ever had” to cross the line with 4.8 time penalties with…

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Ros Canter makes it a double at Blair Castle

Rosalind Canter. Image credit Trevor Holt / Kingfisher Media Services

Ros Canter Scoops CCI4* and CCI3* Wins at FEI Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials Ros Canter scooped a double win during last weekends Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, taking the high-quality CCI4*-S class on Michele Saul’s exciting nine-year-old Lordships Graffalo. Despite cross country course-designer and event director Alec Lochore’s challenging track, Ros – the reigning world champion – led from pillar to post. She added just three seconds’ worth of time-faults in the jumping phases to her dressage mark of 25.2. He’s an amazing horse”, said Ros,…

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All gold for Germany at super Segersjö

One team, six medals and an Olympic champion! Germany’s Nane Nikolaus Dehn, Kaya Thomsen, Viktoria Weyers and Sophia Rossel pictured with Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Eventing individual gold medallist Julia Krajewski after winning Junior team gold at the FEI Eventing European Championships for Juniors and Young Riders 2021 in Segersjö, Sweden today. Nane Nikolaus Dehn was also crowned individual champion and Kaya Thomsen took individual bronze. (FEI/Roland Thunholm)

All gold for Germany at super Segersjö By Louise Parkes German athletes were unstoppable for gold when clinching the team and individual titles in both categories at the FEI Eventing European Championships for Juniors and Young Riders 2021 in Segersjö, Sweden today. The venue, originally a royal estate that now belongs to the ninth generation of the Montgomery-Cederhielm family, provided the perfect backdrop to a brilliant weekend of sport in which Spain and Ireland took Junior and Young Rider team silver respectively while Italy took double team bronze. And the…

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British Equestrian announces squad of six for FEI Eventing European Championship

British Equestrian announces squad of six for FEI Eventing European Championship British Equestrian and the British Eventing Selectors have today named the six horse and rider combinations to represent Great Britain at the FEI Eventing European Championship in Avenches, Switzerland, from 22–26 September this year. Listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname, the squad of six is: Sarah Bullimore (48) based in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, with the Kew Jumping Syndicate, Brett Bullimore and her own Corouet (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 15.2hh, Balou du Rouet x Lovis Corinth, Breeder: Sarah Bullimore GBR, Groom: to be confirmed)…

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Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021 Livestream Ready to Go!

Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021 Livestream Ready to Go!

Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021 Livestream Ready to Go! All the cross-country and showjumping action from Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021 (8-13 September) will again be free to view on the event’s own livestream service. The livestream coverage will be presented by Nicole Brown, well-known in eventing for her work on the Event Rider Masters series, Horse & Country TV and the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast. Our free livestream at the inaugural Cornbury House Horse Trials in September 2020 was extremely popular and was viewed by many thousands of people all…

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