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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Laura Collett leads after the dressage at Badminton

Laura Collett leads after the dressage at Badminton Friday evening concluded the dressage phase at Badminton Horse Trials, presented by MARS Equestrian, with British rider, Laura Collett, securing top spot on the leader board with London 52, on a mere 21 penalties. Collett’s winning test was posted during the morning’s session, which meant the Olympic Gold Medallist had to be…

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Design a jubilee jump for Nunney International Horse Trials 

Nunney International Horse Trials

Design a jubilee jump for Nunney International Horse Trials  All too often, as spectators, we stand in awe of a cross country fence, especially those seen at events such as Nunney International Horse Trials! But, could you imagine seeing your own jump standing on the track of the cross country course leaving not only you gasping with surprise, but top…

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David Doel on Ice cream, truck driving and British Team ambitions.

David Doel

David Doel on Ice cream, truck driving and British Team ambitions. David Doel is going to his first Badminton Horse Trials with a plan, and from there has ambitions to make the British Team. His CV says it all, and this charmingly modest, mild-mannered farmer’s son sees Badminton as the next logical step in his hopes for team glory with……...

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Doughnuts and Olympic dreams for Falco and Tim Price

Tim Price and Falco

Doughnuts and Olympic dreams for Falco and Tim Price Written by Niki Hinman In this article equine journalist, Niki Hinman is joined by Marlborough-based eventing legend Tim Price who talks eagerly about emerging superstar, Falco. Falco is fast becoming a super star, and tipped for the Olympic team in Paris. He’s now the number one ride of Marlborough-based New Zealand event……...

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Michael Jung on top at Land Rover Kentucky Horse Trials following the dressage phase

Germany’s Michael Jung and fischerChipmunk FRH launched to the top of the standings by scoring 20.1 in the dressage phase of the CCI 5*-L at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™. Michelle Dunn Photo

Michael Jung on top at Land Rover Kentucky Horse Trials following the dressage phase In a surprise to absolutely no one, a familiar name, Germany’s Michael Jung, sits atop the leaderboard in the CCI5*-L at the conclusion of the dressage phase at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN. Jung has already won this competition three times…

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Sun shines on the Eventing Spring Carnival with familiar faces gracing the turf

Eliza Stoddart and De Pleasure. Image credit Athalens.

Sun shines on the Eventing Spring Carnival with familiar faces gracing the turf The who’s who of the eventing world turned up last weekend to take part in the Eventing Spring Carnival on the magnificent Thoresby Estate, in Nottinghamshire. With a spectacular array of classes taking place over three days, it was definitely worth basking in the sunshine that filled…

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Badminton attracts the very best horse and rider combinations

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

Badminton attracts the very best horse and rider combinations Badminton Horse Trials, presented by Mars Equestrian, has attracted a top-class field of entries which is headed by Great Britain’s reigning Olympic, World and European champions and includes 14 of the top 20 riders in the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings. The Olympic team gold medallists will be competing against each other…

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A successful Oasby Horse Trials helps welcome riders back to the sport after a turbulent two years

Oliver Townend and Cooley Rosalent

A successful Oasby Horse Trials helps welcome riders back to the sport after a turbulent two years Many of the country’s leading event riders converged on Oasby Horse Trials (1) last weekend (10th-13th March 2022), with Olympic and European medallists keen to give their horses both young and established an established team early-season run at this much loved Lincolnshire fixture.…

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New Match Play Concept to take centre stage at 2022 Eventing Spring Carnival

New Match Play Concept to take centre stage at 2022 Eventing Spring Carnival A NEW innovative Match Play competition will take centre stage at this year’s The Eventing Spring Carnival – April 1 to 3 at Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire. This is a new team competition concept – The Lycetts Eventing Match Play – running across the Lycetts Grantham Cup…

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“I wholeheartedly apologise” says Mark Todd After Video Emerges of him Whipping a Horse

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

“I wholeheartedly apologise,” says Mark Todd After a Video Emerges of him Whipping a Horse Sir Mark Todd CBE has issued an apology after a video of him continually whipping a horse on its quarters during what appears to be a cross country schooling session has emerged. The incident occurred when a group of horses and riders were cross country…

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Badminton Horse Trials Tickets NOW ON SALE!

Badminton Horse Trials tickets for 2022 now available

Badminton Horse Trials Tickets NOW ON SALE! Badminton Horse Trials 2022 – the countdown is officially on! UPDATE ** Saturday’s tickets are sold out! With open arms, we welcome back Badminton Horse Trials for 2022, and the even better news is organisers have now announced the Badminton Box Office has officially opened! Tickets are now on sale! The promise of a thrilling…

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INTERVIEW Emily King on Bouncing Back

Emily King Interview

INTERVIEW Emily King on Bouncing Back We were thrilled to interview Emily King who kindly found time in her very busy schedule to speak to us at Everything Horse. We chatted about big changes to her life and career and how she has coped through them. Talking about the everyday and into the future, we get to know more about…...

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Ways to make eventing safer identified in new study

Ingrid Klimke (GER) riding SAP Hale Bob OLD at FEI Eventing European Championships 2021, Avenches, Switzerland (FEI/Richard Juilliart).

Ways to make eventing safer identified in new study Ways to make eventing safer have been identified in a new study by University of Bristol academics. In the first study of horse falls for over 20 years, Bristol academics have identified some simple interventions to make eventing safer.  The new data hopes to guide the reduction of injury and falls.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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