The Top 6 Equestrian Events 2022

top equestrian events 2022

The Top 6 Equestrian Events 2022 In this article we take a look at the top 6 equestrian events 2022. After almost two years of devastation caused by the COVID pandemic, competitors, event organisers, trade stands and spectators can get ready for a jam packed calendar of action for 2022. Some of our best loved events are set to make a return to the field, including 5* Badminton Horse Trials, which has seen other major changes to operations over the past couple of years. So, without further ado, here’s our…

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Charlotte Dujardin to ride Gio at The London International Horse Show

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio

Charlotte Dujardin to ride Gio at The London International Horse Show Organisers of The London International Horse Show have today confirmed that Charlotte Dujardin, Britain’s joint most decorated female Olympian, will have the ride on her Olympic partner Gio to headline a fantastic line-up of Dressage stars at the Show, which runs from 16 – 20 December 2021. Dujardin, currently ranked as No. 3 in the world, will be taking part in the Show’s opening event, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Grand Prix, which will take place on the morning…

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Isabell Werth steps back into the Lyon limelight

FEI Dressage World Cup™ Grand Prix Freestyle presented by FFE GENERALI 511 - Isabell Werth ride Weihegold Old - GER

Isabell Werth steps back into the Lyon limelight FEI Dressage World Cup 2021/2022 Western European League Written by Louise Parkes For the fifth time in a row, German supremo Isabell Werth won the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2021/2022 Western European League qualifier in Lyon, France on Friday evening. And she did it with the 16-year-old mare Weihegold OLD with whom she claimed the last three series titles. Twelfth to go in an exciting 15-strong field filled with many rising stars, the pair earned a score of 84.910 and that couldn’t be…

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‘This is not a sport for the faint hearted’ Charlotte Dujardin’s parting words as she announces shock sale of Gio

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

‘This is not a sport for the faint hearted’ Charlotte Dujardin’s parting words as she announces shock sale of Gio Charlotte Dujardin has announced her Tokyo Olympic ride, Gio has been sold. The 2011 KWPN Apache x Tango gelding, known as Pumpkin at home, has been sold to 16-year-old British Junior Dressage rider Annabella Pidgley, daughter of Tony Pidgley, avid equestrian and benefactor of the sport who sadly passed away in 2020.    An emotional Charlotte took to social media to announce the unexpected yet “bittersweet” news: It is with…

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Lara Butler Interview – Keeping Partnerships on Top Form

Lara Butler riding Kristjan at Keysoe CD13* 2021

Lara Butler Interview – Keeping Partnerships on Top Form This month, Lara Butler took time out go her busy schedule to chat to us here at Everything Horse. A team reserve for the Olympic games in Rio, on the European team in 2017 and for the World Equestrian Games in 2018, she has more recently seen Nation Cup success and a double Grand Prix. We discussed everything from how she keeps her horses on top form, to how she looks after herself! Hi Lara, first of all, please may you introduce…

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Becky Moody’s Jagerbomb wins NEXGEN 7yr-old final

Becky Moody and Jagerbomb, winners of the NEXGEN seven-year-old championship at Hickstead, 2021

Becky Moody’s homebred Jagerbomb wins NEXGEN 7yr-old championship final Becky Moody rides away with a first and third in NEXGEN seven-year-old championship final Riders praise NEXGEN tests and scoring system Becky Moody’s homered gelding, Jagerbomb scooped the NEXGEN seven-year-old dressage championship final at Hickstead on Friday 24th September, riding away with a final mark of nine and an impressive £2,000. Sara-Jane Lanning and Hawtins lyric came in second with 8.26, with Moody also taking third place with Jo Cooper’s Electron x Diamond Hit gelding Jack Diamond, finishing on 7.94. Jagerbomb (Dante…

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl clinches third gold medal of the week

Freestyle. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Medal ceremony Photo Copyright © FEI/Liz Gregg

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl clinches third gold medal of the week FEI Dressage European Championship 2021 – written by Louise Parkes Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl was filled with emotion after clinching her third gold medal of the week when topping the Freestyle at the FEI Dressage European Championship 2021 in Hagen (GER) this afternoon. “It’s like a fairytale, the ride today was the best I ever felt!”, said the 35-year-old athlete who also swept all before her at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer. “It may not have been the…

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Great Britain scoops silver at Dressage FEI European Championships

Carl Hester and En Vogue

Great Britain scoops silver at Dressage FEI European Championships It is was a day to remember at the Dressage FEI European Championships in Hagen, with a close contest for the medal honours. Overnight leaders Great Britain couldn’t quite keep their grip on the gold as the stonewall of German experience and talent moved in for the win. As written by equestrian journalist Louise Parkes, Germany’s win meant the team who are not only known for their strengths in eventing field but the dressage arena too, took their 25th European Championship…

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FEI Dressage European Championships 2021 Preview

FEI Dressage European Championships 2021 Image - Newly-crowned Olympic champions, Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB, will be the centre of attention at the FEI Dressage European Championships 2021 in Hagen, Germany next week. (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

FEI Dressage European Championships 2021 Preview Europe’s Dressage superstars head to Hagen : by Louise Parkes Team Germany will line out at next week’s FEI Dressage European Championships 2021 on home ground in Hagen where they look set to claim their 25th team title. There may have been brief lapses in their domination of the European team gold medal leaderboard – the Dutch coming out on top in 2007, 2009 and again in 2015, and Great Britain victorious in 2011 – but in the 58-year-history of this event that takes place…

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Three Medals for Team GB at Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Freestyle

Header Image; Georgia Wilson and Sakura in the Grade 2 Dressage Freestyle at Tokyo Paralympics (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Three Medals for Team GB at Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Freestyle It was three medals for Team GB at the Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Freestyle competition. After a team gold for the seventh consecutive Games the day before, all eyes were on Team GB as they took to the freestyle stage. Team GB’s dressage rider’s took to their respective grades, lighting up the Paralympic Equestrian Park. Sophie Wells & Don Cara M The Grade V competition was the first freestyle competition to commence. This meant British combination, Sophie Wells and Don Cara M…

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Team GB Win Paralympic Team Dressage Gold For Seventh Consecutive Games!

Lee Pearson and Breezer - Tokyo Paralympics Team Dressage Grade II test (FEI/Liz Gregg)

Team GB Win Paralympic Team Dressage Gold For Seventh Consecutive Games! Team GB win Paralympic Team Dressage Gold for the seventh consecutive games! After three performance over two days of team test action, it was a nervous wait for the Team GB trio. With Sir Lee Pearson, Natasha Baker, and Sophie Wells, all taking to the Paralympic stage once again, only time would tell if they could retain their title. Lee Pearson & Breezer First up were the grade two rider, with Sir Lee Pearson taking the stage for Team…

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Natasha Baker scoops Silver in the Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Grade III

Natasha Baker riding Keystone Dawn Chorus at the Tokyo Paralympics (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Natasha Baker scoops Silver in the Tokyo Paralympic Dressage Grade III Natasha Baker scoops Silver in the Tokyo Paralympic Dressage grade III. On the hunt for her sixth Paralympic title, Natasha fell slightly short as she scooped a respectable silver medal from this year’s Paralympic Games. Taking on grade III competition, the British rider was a grade II champion in London and Rio on horse, Cabral. However, now stepping up to grade III, she also arrived in Tokyo with limited experience on current horse, Keystone Dawn Chorus. She only began riding…

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Team GB Paralympic Dressage Team claim Gold and Bronze at Tokyo 2020

Sir Lee Pearson riding Breezer at the Tokyo Paralympics (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Team GB Paralympic Dressage Team claim Gold and Bronze at Tokyo 2020 The Team GB Paralympic Dressage Team claim Gold and Bronze at Tokyo 2020. As the first day of equestrian action got under way at the Tokyo Paralympics, two Team GB members took to the stage. Six-time Paralympian, Sir Lee Pearson and Paralympian debutant Georgia Wilson both were competing in the Grade II competition. Grade II competition is for those with great-moderate impairment, impacting their ability to ride. Lee has arthrogryposis, which meant the muscles in his arms and…

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BEF and BD Announce Teams for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) riding Zaire-E, third place at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020 - Aarhus (DEN) Photo Copyright © FEI/Ridehesten.com/Annette Boe Østergaard

BEF and BD Announce Teams for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships British Equestrian (BEF) and the British Dressage (BD) Selectors have announced the athlete and horse combinations that will form the teams tor the FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championship, set to take place at Hagen, Germany, on 7–12 September this year. Selected Senior Dressage European Championships team, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname: Charlotte Dujardin (35) based in Newent, Gloucestershire with Renai Hart, Carl Hester and her own Gio (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 16hh, Apache x Tango, Breeders: H J de…

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Olympic Trio Among Nominated Entries for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships

Jeanine NIEUWENHUIS (NED) riding TC ATHENE at FEI Dressage European Championships 2020 - Under 25's Grand Prix Freestyle- Pilisjàszfalu (HUN). Nieuwenhuis finished in silver medal position. Photo Copyright © FEI/Lukasz Kowalski

Olympic Trio Among Nominated Entries for FEI Senior Dressage European Championships Olympic medalists Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Charlotte (Lottie) Fry have all been nominated to compete in the FEI Senior Dressage European Championships which is set to take place in Hagen, Germany 7-12 September 2021. Still riding high from Team GB’s success at the Tokyo Olympics, British Equestrian and the British Dressage Selectors yesterday (7 August) confirmed the long list nominations for both Senior and the U25’s Dressage European Championships. FEI Senior Dressage European Championship The eight athlete and horse combinations…

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Excitement for Team Chapman Equestrian as Indoor School Goes Ahead

Melissa Chapman - Team Chapman Equestrian

Excitement for Team Chapman Equestrian as Indoor School Goes Ahead Team Chapman Equestrian, the home of leading dressage rider Melissa Chapman and her horses, has announced it has added an indoor school to its facilities Team Chapman equestrian offers training, livery and riding camps from its Richmond, North Yorkshire base as well as producing high quality sports horses for sale and competition. The new indoor school will bolster the already excellent facilities which include a large all-weather school, deluxe stabling, all-weather and grass turnout, a lunge pen and a covered…

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Tokyo 2020 Individual Dressage Final: Charlotte Dujardin Takes Bronze

Charlotte Dujardin and Gio at Tokyo 2020 (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Individual Dressage Final: Charlotte Dujardin Takes Bronze  In the Tokyo 2020 Individual dressage final, Charlotte Dujardin takes bronze to become the most decorated British female olympian of all time! Charlotte was the last to go for Team GB, taking young and inexperienced, Gio onto the Olympic stage.  The pair had enchanted the judges and audience with their energetic, bouncy presence in the arena. Already taking team bronze with team mates, Carl Hester and Lottie Fry, the pair had very chance of earning another medal. Starting strong with an incredible piaffe,…

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Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Final: Team GB take Bronze and make history

Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Gio Photo Copyright :copyright: FEI/Shannon Brinkman

Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Final: Team GB take Bronze and make history In the Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Final, Team GB took bronze and made history all at once. Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, and Lottie Fry took the first equestrian medal for Team GB at the Dressage Team Final today (27 July), walking away with bronze. Carl was the first rider inside the boards, with his 12-year-old, En Vogue. Only riding the gelding for the past 12 months and competing at just four International Grand Prix’s together before the Olympics, Carl…

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Tokyo 2020 Dressage Day One Highlights: Team GB Success, Eliminations, and Ones To Watch

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Dressage Day 1 Grand Prix Charlotte Fry (GBR) with ride Everdale at Baji Koen Equestrian Park, Tokyo (JPN) FEI/Christophe Taniere 24 July 2021

Here are the Tokyo 2020 Dressage day one highlights. Team GB leave day one dressage at Tokyo 2020 with a successful start. Meanwhile, other nations hit back with leading result, whilst some suffered eliminations. Team GB Dressage Day One Highlights Team GB top their group qualifiers after day one of dressage at the Baji Koen Equestrian Park, Tokyo. Lottie Fry and Everdale Lottie Fry was the first British combination down the centre line, taking part in the first group dressage competition at Tokyo 2020. The Olympic debutant was riding Van Olst…

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Team Austria Withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Competition

Team Austria Withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 Dressage

Team Austria Withdrawn from Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team Competition Team Austria are withdrawn from the Tokyo 2020 Dressage Team competition, after last minute changes. Just hours before the start of the Grand Prix at Tokyo 2020, Austrian team rider, Victoria Max-Theurer announced her withdrawal from participation. Passing the trot up yesterday, Victoria has now voluntarily pulled out of contention for Team Austria. Her horse, 11-year old, Westfalian gelding, Abegglen, has developed a dental problem which requires treatment meaning the combination will no longer be able to compete. Victoria explained; I’m…

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Olympic British Dressage Rider, Laura Tomlinson Announces Pregnancy

Laura Tomlinson riding Alf at the London 2012 Olympic Games [image credit; @laurabtomlinson Instagram]

Olympic British Dressage Rider, Laura Tomlinson Announces Pregnancy Olympic British Dressage rider, Laura Tomlinson announces her pregnancy ahead of this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Taking to social media to share the news, Laura revealed the news sharing a picture of herself, husband, and growing family.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by laurabtomlinson (@laurabtomlinson) Laura and her husband Mark, an international polo player, explained the were “nervously and excitedly” expecting their fourth child later in 2021. Despite the pregnancy news, the Olympic gold and bronze medallist…

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Dates for Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2022 confirmed

The dates for the FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2022 at Hartpury have been confirmed.

Dates for Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2022 confirmed The dates for the FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors 2022 at Hartpury have been confirmed. The high-profile equestrian event will take place at Hartpury on 23-31 July 2022 following confirmation from both British Equestrian (BEF) and the FEI Dressage and FEI Eventing Committee. Phillip Cheetham, Equine Director at Hartpury, said: “It’s extremely exciting that the dates for the 2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders and Juniors…

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Team GB dressage and eventing members announced for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

(L-R) Gareth Hughes, Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester - Great Britain selected Equestrian Dressage athletes - Tokyo2020

Team GB DRESSAGE and EVENTING members announced for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Six rider and horse combinations and two travelling reserves have been named by the British Olympic Association (BOA) to compete in the dressage and eventing disciplines as part of the equestrian competition at the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The jumping trio will be named at a later date. Four riders will be making their Team GB debut while all six horses compete on the Olympic stage for the first time at the Equestrian Park, which is the…

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RWHS offer spectators unique opportunity to see British Olympic squads in action

Olympic riders perform in front of spectators at RWHS - Charlotte Dujardin

RWHS delighted to offer final preparations for Olympic squads Royal Windsor Horse Show (RWHS) have announced they are delighted this years event will offer a unique opportunity for spectators to see the British Olympic Dressage and Eventing squads in action, as they make their final preparations before departing for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The selected horse and rider combinations, which will include the squad of four plus two reserves from each discipline, will be taking to the Castle Arena at 4pm on Wednesday 30 June to perform their respective Olympic…

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Champagne Evenings at Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Windsor Horse Show Puissance

Champagne Evenings at Royal Windsor Horse Show welcome the Puissance and a Dressage Masterclass The Organisers of Royal Windsor Horse Show have announced a new evening entertainment ticket offer to accompany a further release of General Entry tickets for the sold-out days of 2021 Show (taking place from 1-4 July). The new Champagne Evenings at Royal Windsor Horse Show programme will see the return of a Puissance competition to the Show on Thursday 1 July, as well as a Dressage Masterclass, adding to the diverse array of equestrian spectacles on display…

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