Day of Five Star Showjumping at Royal Windsor

Day of Five Star Showjumping at Royal Windsor Words by Amy Powell. In the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, showjumping’s elite lit up the arena once more at Royal Windsor Horse Show. Saturday hosted no less than two 5* classes delighting the packed crowds with a truly international list of competitors. Kicking off proceedings was a 27-strong field contesting the CSI5*…

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European Eventing Championship 2021 fundraiser launched to prevent event cancellation

European Eventing Championship 2021 fundraiser launched to prevent event cancellation A European Eventing Championship 2021 fundraiser has been launched to prevent cancellation of the upcoming fixture. Earlier this year, the FEI announced that the European Eventing Championship will take place in Avenches, Switzerland. The venue took on the challenge of hosting the major show as the original stage, Haras du Pin,…

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Holly Smith continues the honeymoon at Hickstead

Holly Smith and Quality Old Joker. Image (c) Julian Portch

Holly Smith continues the honeymoon at Hickstead Holly Smith (née Gillott) was on winning form once again at Hickstead, winning a prestigious class at the Longines Royal International Horse Show (27-31 July). Riding Quality Old Joker, an eight-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Holly Smith claimed the Winter Grades B & C Championship in the International Arena. Nine combinations made it through to…

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British Dressage presents ‘Dressage for all’

2020 British Dressage Championships get the go ahead - Image credit Daisy Jackson Dressage www.djdressage.co.uk

British Dressage presents ‘Dressage for all’ Plans launched for this year’s BD National Convention Dressage is the foundation to all equestrian activity; a well-trained, responsive horse gives the rider the advantage to make that tight turn in the jumping ring or angle that skinny cross country fence.  But in its purest form, more and more horse and rider combinations are…

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The King is Back! Barbury International Horse Trials Report

Barbury International Horse Trials - L-R Top three on the ERM podium Gemma Tattersall, Andrew Nicholson and Paul Tapner Photo Credit: Libby Law Photography & Eventridermasters.tv

The King is Back! Barbury International Horse Trials Report Written by Amy Bennett In a seriously competitive section at the international CIC*** class at St James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials, the king of Barbury Castle reigned supreme once more. New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson stormed around the third leg of the Event Rider Master (ERM) series to take his fifth…

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Somerford Park International Horse Trials 19th – 21st August

Somerford Park International Horse Trials

Somerford Park International Horse Trials 19th – 21st August Exciting times as entries open this week – Friday 15th July – for Somerford Park International Horse Trials Somerford Park Farm is well supported by competitors all year round and an impressive line up is anticipated at this years event which runs 19th – 21st August, allowing time for many of the…

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David Simpson and Harriet Nuttall Reign at Hickstead

David Simpson wins the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial. Image (c) Sian Hayden

David Simpson steals the show in the Friday Bunn Leisure Derby Trial Ireland’s David Simpson had his first major win in Hickstead’s International Arena on Friday, taking the Derby Trial. Tactics came to the fore in the jump-off, when David Simpson (riding Gotti Van Paemel) faced two rivals in the form of William Funnell and Shane Breen. First to go…

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Sarah Billington Celebrates at Bolesworth

Sarah Billington Celebrates at Bolesworth

Sarah Billington Celebrates at Bolesworth Sarah Billington got the final day of this year’s Bolesworth CSI **** International off to a flying start when she won the Am-A grand prix. The class, sponsored by Andrews Bowen, reached a thrilling crescendo as the top three finishers were separated by just 16 hundredths of a second. But it was Cheshire-based Sarah, wife…

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Bolesworth Puissance Spectacular

Bolesworth Puissance Joint winners Pender & Winchester

Bolesworth Puissance Spectacular Bolesworth Puissance Friday Evening Chloe Winchester had a puissance debut to savour when she shared victory in a thrilling class at the Bolesworth CSI **** International. The Suffolk-based 21-year-old rider cleared a fourth and final round height of seven feet three inches on Shannondale Linnet to finish equal first with 16-year-old Irish prospect Michael Pender, riding Acorad…

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Bolesworth Equine Learning Zone Welcomes Dressage Superstars

Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Laura Tomlinson and Richard Davidson. Image credit Trevor Meeks

Bolesworth Equine Learning Zone Welcomes Dressage Superstars Bolesworth Equine Learning Zone and Fan Zone News Visitors to Bolesworth International on Thursday were treated to a talk from Olympic dressage riders Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Laura Tomlinson and Richard Davidson. Held in the Equine Learning Zone, which is new for 2016, the riders stopped in ahead of the evening dressage performances…

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Bolesworth Re-Opens to Public Ahead of Schedule

The Bolesworth 2016 main arena (c) Honeybunn Photography

Bolesworth Re-Opens to Public Ahead of Schedule Bolesworth International have this afternoon re-opened access to the public ahead of schedule. Due to efforts from staff overnight, and this morning, the showground parking has now been deemed suitable for traffic meaning visitors are now allowed back onto the grounds. An official statement has been released via the Bolesworth International website Organisers…

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Will Trevor Breen be able to Claim Third Consecutive Derby Win

Harriet Nuttall and a Touch Imperious finished second in the 2015 Equestrian.com Derby (c) Julian Portch

Will Trevor Breen be able to Claim Third Consecutive Derby Win Reigning Equestrian.com Derby champion Trevor Breen returns to Hickstead next week in the hope of claiming a third consecutive Derby title – but he faces a strong field of contenders. Ireland’s Billy Twomey is among the favourites for Hickstead’s most famous class, which is held on the afternoon of Sunday 26…

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Bolesworth Hit by Flash Floods

Bolesworth hit by flash floods - updates to follow

Bolesworth Hit by Flash Floods Bolesworth hit by flash floods – Event scheduled to take place tomorrow with only one arena closure. The latest equestrian event to take the brunt of the British weather is Bolesworth International, set in Bolesworth Estate, Cheshire. The management team have this evening announced, via their website and social media, the cancellation of classes scheduled…

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Success for Nick Gauntlett at Bolesworth International

Nick Gauntlett and Cairnside Sir Alex in the Express Evening Competition at Bolesworth International

Success for Nick Gauntlett at Bolesworth International British eventer Nick Gauntlett posted a double success at the Bolesworth CSI **** International on Wednesday. And in doing so, the Gloucestershire-based rider paraded another potential star, whose sire is 2015 Badminton champion Chilli Morning. Gauntlett used to ride Chilli Morning before the horse went briefly to Mary King and then William Fox-Pitt,…

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Brilliant Bolesworth 2016 Ready to Dazzle and Delight

Brilliant Bolesworth 2016 (c)Honeybunn Photography

Brilliant Bolesworth 2016 Ready to Dazzle and Delight Bolesworth 2016 is ready to open its doors for a 2016 equestrian spectacular that will see global superstars and stunning horse-power combining in irresistible fashion. The CSI **** International promises four days of high-octane entertainment, headlined by six London 2012 Olympic gold medallists – Nick Skelton, Scott Brash, Ben Maher, Charlotte Dujardin,…

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Alex Hua Tian Takes Leg 2 of the Event Rider Masters

Leg 2 of the event rider masters Alex Hua Tian (CHN) - Den Geniro. Image credit Mike Bain

Alex Hua Tian Takes Leg 2 of the Event Rider Masters Leg 2 of the Event Rider Masters held at Bramham International Horse Trials Chinease rider, Alex Hua Tian yesterday celebrated his triumph on board Don Geniro, for the second leg of the Event Rider Masters (ERM). Overnight leader, Clark Montegmary (USA) riding Loughan Glen, had a ‘costly’ pole in the morning’s…

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Event Rider Masters Welcomes Two Sub 40 Dressage Scores

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Event Rider Masters Welcomes Two Sub 40 Dressage Scores Clark Montgomery (USA) heads the Event Rider Masters (ERM) leader board ahead of tomorrow’s showjumping and cross-country at Bramham International Horse Trials. The UK based US rider, on board Loughan Glen, was the second competitor to break the sub 40 score, finishing on an impressive 36.5!! William Levett (AUS), the first…

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Anticipation builds for the return of Liverpool International Horse Show

Anticipation builds for the return of Liverpool International Horse Show The Echo Arena Liverpool will play host to some of the biggest names in showjumping, as the tremendously successful Liverpool International Horse show returns to give us a second year spectacular from the 31st of December to the 2nd of January 2017. Alongside the opportunity to witness some of the biggest…

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Girls lead the way at Brand Hall

Brand Hall - Saffron Cresswell & Cuffesgrange Little Ric - Charles Owen Pony National Championships - CICBCP - Brand Hall 2016. Image credit Adam Fanthorpe

Girls lead the way at Brand Hall The 2016 Charles Owen National Pony and Racesafe Equestrian Junior Championship titles were both taken by ambitious young females at Brand Hall Horse Trials in Shropshire over the weekend (3rd – 5th June). The competition also boasted an array of British Eventing classes which took place in superb sunshine with competitors set a true…

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Bramham Boasts Ian Stark’s Cross Country Courses

Bramham International Image credit Kit Houghton

Bramham Boasts Ian Stark’s Cross Country Courses The jewel in the crown of the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials has been unveiled for this year’s event (9 – 12 June) – Ian Stark’s cross country courses.  Around 170 horse and rider combinations will tackle the courses on Saturday, 11 June over the four competitions, the showcase Equi-Trek CCI3*, the Bishop…

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Plan Your Weekend at Bolesworth International 2016

Overlooking the main arena at Bolesworth International

Plan Your Weekend at Bolesworth International 2016 Would you like a fantastic weekend of fun at a top equestrian event, with plenty of entertainment for the whole family? Then look no further than Bolesworth International top-class show jumping, a magnificent dressage to music competition, a puissance and an action packed line up of displays and things to do. With a buzzing…

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The Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses return for HOYS 2016

Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses

The Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses return for HOYS 2016 The Musical Drive of the Heavy Horses will be making a nostalgic return to this year’s Horse of the Year Show.  Last seen as a display in 2008, the popular and emotive Musical Drive performance delighted audiences with their superb harrowing display from the 1950’s up until their last…

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