Swiss team prove age is no barrier in Eventing with Nations Cup win

FEI World Championships Pratoni - Roma 2022 - Podium - Team Switzerland celebrates victory

Swiss team prove age is no barrier in Eventing with Nations Cup win by Eleanore Kelly It was a double victory for the Swiss, when Robin Godel’s Jumping clear round clinched the individual prize and a win for Team Switzerland. This was the first leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup and took place in Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA). France,…

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Eventing superstar Andrew Nicholson hangs up his boots

Andrew Nicholson (NZL) on Nereo. Image credit Mike Bain

Eventing superstar Andrew Nicholson hangs up his boots Eventing superstar Andrew Nicholson (60) this week announced his retirement from top competition in favour of producing younger horses for 2* and 3* level, and sale. The notice of retirement came after he competed at Blenheim Palace International Horse trails last weekend. His outstanding commitment to equestrian sport has been second to…

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Pontispool Horse Trials Welcomes World Champions

Pontispool Horse Trials

Pontispool Horse Trials Welcomes World Champions Pontispool Horse Trials will welcome championship riders from around the World next weekend, where classes are full and excitement is building. Celebrating its 20th anniversary year, Pontispool Horse Trials has announced several new sponsors to the 2019 event including Mole Valley Farmers, with the main title sponsor being Wychanger Barton Saddlery who will sponsor ten……...

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An Overwhelmed Tim Price Finally Achieves his Dream

An overwhelmed Tim Price Wins The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

An Overwhelmed Tim Price Finally Achieves his Dream By Andy Baber, Sportsbeat TIM Price admitted he was overwhelmed with emotions after finally achieving his dream of winning the 2018 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in a thrilling finale. The New Zealander and Ringwood Sky Boy broke their duck at the four-star event as they pipped defending champions Oliver Townend and…

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Mark Todd Leads Following Dressage at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Mark Todd (NZL) on Kiltubird Rhapsody Image credit Mike Bain

Mark Todd Leads Following The Dressage Wrap Up at Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials By Andy Baber, Sportsbeat MARK Todd believes it is all still to play for in the cross-country after taking the overall lead at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, toppling defending champion Oliver Townend. The five-time winner put himself in prime position for his sixth title…

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Somerford Park International Horse Trials – Track Record Attracts Enormous Entries

Last year's Rookery Park Stud CIC2* winner Izzy Taylor

Somerford Park International Horse Trials – Track Record Attracts Enormous Entries Cheshire’s premier equestrian facility has registered its largest ever number of entries for Somerford Park International Horse Trials which takes place 17th – 19th August 2018. The majority of the UK has experienced harsh weather over the last few weeks and the trust and faith that rider’s from across…

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Andrew Nicholson Awarded Queen’s Birthday Honour

Andrew Nicholson targets historic sixth consecutive win at Barbury

[avatar user=”AbbyDickinson” size=”large” align=”center” link=”file”]Everything Horse News Reporter, Abby Dickinson[/avatar] Andrew Nicholson Awarded Queen’s Birthday Honour. New  Zealand event rider, Andrew Nicholson, has been awarded a Queen’s Birthday Honour. Nicholson, 56, was announced as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to equestrian sport. He will receive the award during an official ceremony, later this…

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Little Downham Horse Trials Welcomes Top Riders

Childeric Saddles rider Austin O'Connor tackling the Little Downham Course.Photography by Lorraine Porter

Little Downham Horse Trials Welcomes Top Riders Little Downham Horse Trials prepares to welcome a number of the world’s best riders this weekend. The smallest site, running the widest number of courses, is set to welcome four of the world’s top 10 ranked event riders as part of an entry of over 850. We’re delighted to welcome so many of…

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Jonty Evans Raises the Cup at Belton International

Jonty Evans

Jonty Evans Raises the Cup at Belton International It was a very emotional Jonty Evans who lifted the 2018 Lycetts Grantham Cup this weekend. The Irishman hit the headlines last year when he successfully crowd-funded £500,000 to buy his Rio 2016 Olympic partner Cooley Rorkes Drift (aka ‘Art’) when the previous owner decided to sell – this is a horse…

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Nicholson and Jung Set for Badminton 2018 while Fox-Pitt and Funnell on wait List

Badminton Horse Trials 2018

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018 Entries have just closed for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018 and we are in for another thrilling event in May. Last year’s winner Andrew Nicholson (New Zealand) with the evergreen Nereo will again take on double Olympic Champion Michael Jung (Germany) and La Biosthetique – Sam FBW, 2nd twice and winners themselves…

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Burghley Round Up – Class by Name, Class by Nature

Burghley Oliver Townend (GBR) on Ballaghmor Class. Image credit Mike Bain Photography

Class by Name, Class by Nature Written by Amy Powell It took until the last rider on cross country day to decide the overnight leader of The Landrover Burghley Horse Trials 2017 and it came in the guise of a seasoned Burghly rider, piloting a talented young horse around it’s first four star track. Great Britain secured a 1,2,3 in…

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History Made at Bramham International Horse Trials

Sammi Birch (AUS) on Hunter Valley II. Image credit Mike Bain

History Made at Bramham International Horse Trials History was made today when The Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials concluded with a win from Japanese rider, Yoshiaki Oiwa, on board Calle 44. Yoshiaki Oiwa (Yoshi) rode beautifully following faults from top contenders Andrew Nicholson and Nicola Wilson. The 10-year-old Holstein gelding jumped the fences leaving plenty of clearance, exceeding expectation of the seated…

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It’s About Time for Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson and Nereo. Image credit Mike Bain

It’s About Time for Andrew Nicholson Written by Amy Bennett A historic win for New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson rounds off another top notch Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials after 37 attempts, with his long time equine partner, Nereo. Lying in third position overnight, the 17 year old chestnut gelding, piloted by Andrew since he was four years old, had the…

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Badminton Horse Trials Eventful Cross Country

Andrew Nicholson (NZL) on Nereo. Image credit Mike Bain

Badminton Horse Trials ‘Eventful’ Cross Country After an eventful cross country day at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, it is all change at the top of the leader board once more. Christopher Burton had a disappointing stop with Graf Liberty at the C element of fence 15 – the Hildon Water Pond – after the horse lost impulsion coming…

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Bumper entries for FEI Rockingham International Horse Trials

Rockingham International Horse Trials

Bumper entries for FEI Rockingham International Horse Trials With just three weeks to go until this year’s Rockingham International Horse Trials (19th-21st May), just shy of 1,000 horses have been entered to compete in the eventing classes and around 700 more are expected for the Pony Club and Riding Club team showjumping, Arena eventing, British Showjumping and Burghley Young Event…

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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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Andrew Nicholson Withdraws from Badminton

Badminton Horse Trials Andrew Nicholson NZL on Calico Joe image credit Mike Bain

Andrew Nicholson Withdraws from Badminton Andrew Nicholson has announced his withdrawal from Badminton Horse Trials a day ahead of the start to this year’s event. The New Zealand rider who has competed in six Olympic Games is no stranger to the turf at Badminton and will no doubt be missed along with Pippa Funnell and William Fox-Pitt. Yet another rider…

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