Firle Place Area Festival a Great Success

Science Supplements Area Festival at Firle Place Proves a Great Success It was a busy two days at the new Science Supplements Area Festival at Firle Place with 17 sections running over the weekend. The first of the exciting new Area Festivals to run this season, Firle Place was the most southern of all four venues, held in the South Downs National Park in the village of Firle, Sussex. The Firle Estate sits in the heart of the South Downs National Park and is just 60 miles from the centre…

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Alyssa Phillips and Oskar Win the Kentucky CCI4*-S

Tamie Smith and EnVogue. Photo by RedBayStock.com.

Alyssa Phillips and Holsteiner gelding Oskar win the CCI4*-S at Kentucky. Find out more here.

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Oliver Townend Wins Third Consecutive Title at the CCI5*-L Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

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Huge congratulations to everyone who competed in this year’s Kentucky Three-Day Event, with special ‘hats-off’ honours to Mr Townend! Find out who else made the top three here.

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Oliver Townend Poised for a Hat Trick at CCI5*-L Kentucky 2021

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Oliver Townend Poised for a Hat Trick at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian The CCI5*-L leaderboard looks very different after an exciting day of cross-country at The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian™ (LRK3DE) at the Kentucky Horse Park.   Oliver Townend (GBR) turned in two clear rounds Saturday and sits first overnight with Ballaghmor Class and eighth with Cooley Master Class. Both horses lost a shoe on course, and persistent rain made the footing slick.  For me this was the toughest cross-country course for a…

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Tamie Smith Allows Marilyn Little 0.1 Points after the CCI5*-L Dressage at Kentucky

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Tamie Smith and Mai Baum Turn in Stellar Performance at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian Tamie Smith (USA) and Mai Baum came close to matching Marilyn Little’s historic leading CCI5*-L dressage score with an impressive mark of their own. A 21.8 placed Smith and the 15-year-old German Sport Horse in second just 0.1 points behind Little and RF Scandalous heading into Saturday’s cross-country at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian (LRK3DE) at the Kentucky Horse Park.  That was definitely his best performance. He…

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Tamie Smith Takes Kentucky CCI4*-S Lead

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Tamie Smith Takes CCI4*-S Lead at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian™ Tamie Smith and Colleen Loach Break Thursday’s Three-Way Tie At the conclusion of Friday’s Kentucky CCI4*-s dressage, Tamie Smith (USA) and EnVogue hold the top position in the three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian (LRK3DE) at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Smith and Ruth Bley’s EnVogue scored a 25.4 to break Thursday’s three-way tie and take over the lead. They produced an accurate, flowing test despite a challenging warm-up, where the mare was spooking at a video camera. …

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Lady Rider Leads the Way at Kentucky CCI5*-L

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The results for day one CCI5* at Kentucky are in! Find out who leads after the first day of dressage here

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Three Share the Lead at Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4*-S

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Moonshine. Photo by RedBayStock.com

Three Share the CCI4*-S Lead at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian – read more here

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New Classes Open For All At Firle Place, Science Supplements Area Festival

Firle Place, Science Supplements Area Festival

New Classes Open For All At Firle Place, Science Supplements Area Festival THE Firle Place, Science Supplements Area Festival is now hosting new classes to give non-qualified competitors the chance to enjoy competing at this fantastic venue. Organised by the team at BEDE Events, Firle Place is the first of the exciting new Area festivals and takes place on May 15 and 16, in the South Downs National Park in the village of Firle, Sussex. Classes open to all BE members will include the following: BE80 – Saturday and Sunday…

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New Cross Country Training Facility Opens in South Oxfordshire

Kate Honey at CXC. Image credit: JK Riding Photography

New Cross Country Training Facility Opens in South Oxfordshire A brand new equestrian training facility called Chiltern Cross Country (CXC) has opened for hire near Woodcote in South Oxfordshire. Designed by British Eventing and FEI International course builder, Adrian Ditcham, who built and project-managed the cross-country course for the London 2012 Olympics, Chiltern Cross Country caters for horses and riders of a range of abilities. There are 80 cross-country fences varying in height from 60cm to 100cm, with a mix of challenging and inviting obstacles, including an impressive water complex.…

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2021 Cotswold Cup Championships to be Held at Gatcombe Park

2021 Cotswold Cup Championships to be Held at Gatcombe Park

2021 Cotswold Cup Championships to be Held at Gatcombe Park Organisers of the 2021 Cotswold Cup Championships have announced the fixture will be held at Gatcombe Park on the 11th and 12th September 2021. The event offers an exciting, never seen before opportunity, for grassroots eventers to compete at the home of HRH The Princess Royal and Admiral Sir Tim Laurence. The winners of each of the Cotswold Cup Championship classes will be awarded a minimum prize of £1,000. The Festival of British Eventing was established at Gatcombe in 1984,…

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Burgham Boasts Three Days of Cross-Country for 2021

Piggy French riding Brookfield Quality at Burgham. Image credit Rupert Gibson Photography.

Burgham Boasts Three Days of Cross-Country for 2021 Burgham International Horse Trials (28 July-1 August) have announced they will offer more to competitors and spectators than ever before with three consecutive days of cross-country action for the first time. The biggest equestrian event in the North of England, highly popular with riders from Olympic level to grassroots, will commence with two days of international dressage on Wednesday 28 July and Thursday 29 July. Then the fun really starts, with cross-country and showjumping for the three international classes – CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S…

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Exciting New Unaffiliated Eventing Series Launched for 2021

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Exciting New Unaffiliated Eventing Series Launched for 2021 Brigante Cup launched to make unaffiliated eventing more accessible 10 qualifiers to be held before final in September An exciting new unaffiliated eventing series has been formed in a bid to make the discipline more accessible. Founded by a group of organisers from seven leading horse trials, the series leads to a prestigious final due to be held at Frickley Park this September. The inaugural Brigante Cup qualifiers get underway at Epworth Horse Trials on April 25 and will be run at…

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Oasby Elite an Outright Success with Leading Riders Taking the Honours

Piggy March and Brookfield Inocent

Oasby Elite an Outright Success with Leading Riders Taking the Honours IT was a showcase of the country’s leading riders at Oasby Elite, the first event of the season, with many of the major players heading to the Lincolnshire venue. Organised by the team at BEDE Events, Oasby Elite saw more than 150 horses taking part in five strong Open Intermediate sections. The line-up was second to none with many riders bringing their top horses to compete, get their season started and make their way around Stuart Buntine’s pipe-opener cross country…

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Oasby Elite Cross Country Available on H&C Livestream

Oasby Elite Cross Country

Oasby Elite Cross Country Available on H&C Livestream The cross country phase of Oasby Elite will be available to watch thanks to the Horse & Country (H&C) Livestream on Monday, March 22. Organised by BEDE Events, spectators can watch the action at this popular one-day event online from 11.30am as the sport looks set to return after what has been an incredibly difficult 12 months since the coronavirus pandemic began.  Oasby Elite attracts major names in the sport. Top lady riders including Laura Collett, Pippa Funnell, Piggy March and Ros…

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2021 Equestrian Festival Baborówko Boasts Huge Prize Pool

2021 Equestrian Festival Baborówko

2021 Equestrian Festival Baborówko Boasts Huge Prize Pool The 2021 Equestrian Festival Baborówko will this year host 6 international eventing classes: CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, CCIYH2*-S for 6-year-old horses and a CCI1*, featuring a prize pool of 90,000 Euros. This year’s event will run from the 27th until the 30th of May. The CCI4*-S will once again serve as the Polish Eventing Championships for senior riders. Thanks to the support of the patron of the show, Mr Roman Roszkiewicz, Equestrian Festival Baborówko will once again present a remarkable prize pool in…

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Oasby Horse Trials Gets BEDE Events Season Underway

Eliza Stoddar - Oasby Horse Trials

Oasby Gets BEDE Events Season Underway EVENTING competitors are set to converge on Oasby (1) Horse Trials, as the season gets underway for the team at organiser’s BEDE Events. Oasby (1), Lincolnshire will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 2 and 3 with the possibility of sections also running on Sunday, April 4 depending on entries. Held over flat ground with just one valley, the cross country course will be designed to give horses and riders a confidence building first event of the season. Said BEDE’s Stuart Buntine: “We…

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Badminton Horse Trials Cancelled for 2021

Vhealth Passport and Rapid Testing Kit image Badminton Horse Trials - Zara Tindall (nee Philips) competing

Badminton Horse Trials Cancelled for 2021 In yet another blow to equestrian sport, 5* Badminton Horse Trials has today (1/3/2021) issued a statement confirming the cancellation of the 2021 event. The statement reads: It is with great disappointment and regret, which we know will be shared by many, that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials which was due to be held “Behind Closed Doors” between the 5th and 9th May. This cancellation also includes the BE90 and BE100 Championships (4th and 5th May). Despite the encouraging…

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Eventing Spring Carnival Cancelled for 2021

Eventing Spring Carnival Cancelled for 2021

Eventing Spring Carnival Cancelled for 2021 BEDE Events announced on Friday (29/1/2021) that this year’s Eventing Spring Carnival which was set to run at Thoresby Park, April 1 to 3 will not go-ahead. Led by BEDE’s Stuart Buntine, the organisers have been monitoring the situation closely but in recent days it is becoming ever more clear that it is unlikely COVID-19 restrictions will ease very soon. Said Stuart: Thoresby Park is a fantastic venue and we were very relieved when we were able to re-route the autumn Osberton International Horse…

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BEDE Events Plan for a Busy 2021

BEDE Events 2021

BEDE Events Plan for a Busy 2021 HAVING run five very successful horse trials in difficult times last year, the team at BEDE Events are planning ahead for a busy 2021. With nine events in the calendar, the team are confident for the BE season ahead. Having a wealth of knowledge when it comes to staging horse trials in a short space of time, BEDE will pull on all their experience to allow for flexibility and adaption during these ever-changing times. Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE: In a year that…

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Ben Hobday and Shadow Man II Join Event Horse Owners Syndicate

Shadow Man II

Ben Hobday and Shadow Man II Join Event Horse Owners Syndicate The Event Horse Owners Syndicate (EHOS) is gathering pace as they announce an exciting new partnership with event rider Ben Hobday, and fellow owner Jayne Chambers. The Shadow Man Experience welcomes shares in Shadow Man II (stable name Fidgy) – one of Ben’s most promising rides. Following a string of top 10 placings, and the significant British Open Championship win (2019) the 10-year-old Belgium gelding looks set to be one of the most prominent event horses in the country.…

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Lucinda Green’s Top Tips for Getting Back in the Saddle After Lockdown

Lucinda Green's Top Tips

Lucinda Green’s Top Tips for Getting Back in the Saddle After Lockdown This month we welcome eventing superstar, Lucinda Green MBE to talk about climbing back into the saddle after lockdown. For many of us, our horses have taken a break from competition this year and whilst some choose to give them rest over the next few months, a number will continue to keep their horses fit throughout the winter months, in preparation for what we hope will be a good spring. For a few, this may mean bringing our…

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Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to Run Behind Closed Doors

Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to run behind closed doors - image Mark Todd and Leonidas

Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to Run Behind Closed Doors Badminton Horse Trials 2021 to run behind closed doors with the possibility of a number of limited spectator tickets to be made available Organisers of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials have regrettably announced that they will run the event behind closed doors. The news will no doubt act as yet another blow to the industries economical climate, aside from being a huge disappointment to many eventing fans. However, with the current pandemic persisting and many large scale equestrian events suffering cancellation…

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Eliza Stoddart Defends Five-Year-Old Championship at Oasby

Eliza Stoddart and De Pleasure in the show jumping

Eliza Stoddart Defends Five-Year-Old Championship at Oasby Eliza Stoddart was in superlative form at this autumn’s Oasby (2) Horse Trials when securing the British Eventing Tigga’s Saddlery Five-Year-Old Championship for a second year running. Riding the stunning grey, De Pleasure, owned by Eliza, Georgina Stoddart, Heather Sandell and Sue Brankin Frisby, the talented pair finished on their dressage score of 28.0 after jumping a double clear inside the time with the ground covering gelding finishing the cross-country with ease. Eliza won the 2019 championship with Codebreaker and was delighted to…

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Les 5 Étoiles de Pau Livestream available on H&C+

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Les 5 Étoiles de Pau Livestream available on H&C+ The Les 5 Étoiles de Pau livestream will be made available for EVERY phase of this weekend’s event – live and exclusive on H&C+! There’s a real treat in store for eventing fans coming up on Horse & Country (H&C) this weekend! From the 22nd to the 25th October, every phase of Les 5 Étoiles de Pau will be live on H&C’s streaming service, H&C+, with exclusive English commentary. With Pau being the only 5* event to run this season it’s…

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