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 the rider behind the name; Emily King! More recently, you made the move from Devon to Cheshire. Are there any differences on between the two locations for training and competing?…

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Team Price lead after dressage in Pau

Tim Price and Falco Les 5 étoiles de Pau

Team Price lead after dressage in Pau, with Fox-Pitt and Little Fire hot on the chase It’s a first and second place hold for Tim and Jonelle Price following the dressage at the CSI5* Les 5 étoiles de Pau as competitors head into the cross country phase of the event. Tim Price and Falco set the leading score of 22.1, with wife Jonelle Price and McClaren only 2.3 penalties behind him on 24.4. For Great Britain, it’s William Fox-Pitt on one of his two 5* entries, Little Fire, in third,…

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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. The study pinpointed characteristics associated with an increased risk of falls in eventing, such as higher-level events, longer courses, more starters at cross-country phase and less experienced horses and athletes.…

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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 the trot-up, will be live on H&C’s streaming service, H&C+. And, from 27th to the 31st October, H&C will return to the South of France for Les 5 Étoiles de…

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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 to overhaul overnight leader Izzy Taylor and Carolines Air KM. Said Kevin: “He made my life easy, he is one of those horses you hop on and ride for 10…

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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 today, he was a star and I am very excited about his future, he is definitely looking like a Le Lion horse,” said John-Paul. “He was produced by Ginnie Turnbull…

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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 fantastic afternoon, the class went to Flora Harris with MGH Hildare Harlequin owned by Anna Sims Hilditch. Said Flora: Anna bought him as a three-year-old from Padraig McCarthy and I…

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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 riders including Oliver Townend, Tim and Jonelle Price, Harry Meade, Maxime Livio and Boyd Martin. The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill now forms one of only two 5 Star…

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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 leaderboard had a true shake-up in both the team and individual competitions, but skillful riding from the British mean they hold the ascendency in both. Piggy March and Brookfield Inocent…

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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 none, as is his renowned ability to give horses confidence on the cross country course. Famed for his talent and ability on many a horse, across many an event, Nicholson…

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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 tomorrow’s cross country Uninterrupted sunshine greeted everyone in Avenches for day two of dressage at the FEI European Championships in Switzerland. As competition got underway, Britain had the advantage in…

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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 at the Avenches FEI Eventing European Championships 2021 as they campaign to do the triple by adding a European title to their current World and Olympic accolades. Piggy March and Brookfield…

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Couple Goals … Jesse and Georgie Campbell

Jesse and Georgie campbell interview Everything Horse

Couple Goals … Jesse and Georgie Campbell Rider Interview by Abigail Dickinson This month Everything Horse interviews eventing power couple Jesse and Georgie Campbell who were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedule to talk about what it’s like to work together as husband and wife. From getting ready to compete at the Tokyo Olympics to juggling the business at home, we discuss how life compares from growing up with horses to working with them as a married couple. Hello, and thank you both for taking the…

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Osberton International Horse Trials Set to Host Leading riders 

Harry Meade among those heading to Osberton International

Osberton International Horse Trials Set to Host Leading riders  Most of the country’s leading riders are entered and set to converge on Osberton International Horse Trials later this month. Well known as a training ground for many horses that go on to compete at world class level, the top eight horses at this year’s Chedington Bicton Park CCI5* Horse Trials were all Osberton International graduates in their earlier years. Bicton provided a fantastic win for Gemma Tattersall who heads to Osberton alongside Piggy March, Ros Canter, Richard Jones and Oliver…

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Gemma Tattersall Engaged After Bicton Proposal

Chedington Equestrian Bicton Park 5* - Gemma Tattersall and Chilli Knight

Gemma Tattersall Engaged After Bicton Proposal Gemma Tattersall is engaged after a Bicton proposal. Winning her first ever  CCI5* title at the Chedington Bicton Park Horse Trials, Gemma also received an unexpected surprise at press conference afterwards. The one-off event in Devon was the first 5* event to run on UK soil in two years. Leading an an all-female top three, the first time this has been achieved in 18 years, the event was made extra special by her husband-to-be’s gesture. Gemma was taking part in the press conference in…

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Foal to Five Star

Chedington Equestrian Bicton Park 5* - Gemma Tattersall and Chilli Knight

Foal to Five Star On the final day of the Chedington Equestrian Bicton Park 5*, the Devon crowd was treated to top class action from a limited but talented field of some of the World’s best riders. Giving them the first all-female top three at a British 5* event in 18 years. The only rider to complete on their dressage score, finishing on 27.9 penalties was Great Britain’s Gemma Tattersall onboard Chris and Lisa Stone’s Chilli Knight, a horse she saw being born as a foal. The combination jumped an…

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British Equestrian announces squad of six for FEI Eventing European Championship

British Equestrian announces squad of six for FEI Eventing European Championship British Equestrian and the British Eventing Selectors have today named the six horse and rider combinations to represent Great Britain at the FEI Eventing European Championship in Avenches, Switzerland, from 22–26 September this year. Listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname, the squad of six is: Sarah Bullimore (48) based in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, with the Kew Jumping Syndicate, Brett Bullimore and her own Corouet (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 15.2hh, Balou du Rouet x Lovis Corinth, Breeder: Sarah Bullimore GBR, Groom: to be confirmed)…

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Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021 Livestream Ready to Go!

Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021 Livestream Ready to Go!

Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021 Livestream Ready to Go! All the cross-country and showjumping action from Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021 (8-13 September) will again be free to view on the event’s own livestream service. The livestream coverage will be presented by Nicole Brown, well-known in eventing for her work on the Event Rider Masters series, Horse & Country TV and the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast. Our free livestream at the inaugural Cornbury House Horse Trials in September 2020 was extremely popular and was viewed by many thousands of people all…

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Team GB Eventing Gold at Tokyo 2020

Oliver Townend with Ballaghmor Class in the Tokyo 2020 Eventing Showjumping Team Phase (British Equestrian/Jon Stroud)

Team GB Eventing Gold at Tokyo 2020 Team GB secure eventing gold at Tokyo 2020, for the first time in 49 years! The Team GB Olympic debutants pulled it out the bag after in the team showjumping phase. They managed to maintain their strong gold medal position, even with faults on course. Leading the field as they headed into the showjumping phase, the trio felt the added pressure of Tokyo. With no discard score in this year’s competition, every round counted. Tom McEwen was up first for Team GB with…

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Swiss Event Horse Euthanised at Tokyo 2020

Robin Godel riding Jet Set at CCI4* Lumuehlen 2020 (@robin.godel Instagram)

Swiss Event Horse Euthanised at Tokyo 2020 A Swiss event horse is euthanised at Tokyo 2020, following the cross country at Sea Forest Park, Japan. The FEI announced with great sadness that Swiss event horse, Jet Set, had been fatally injured during the cross country at Tokyo. Ridden by Switzerland’s Robin Godel, the decisions made to euthanise the talented horse after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Olympic competition on 1 August 2021. The 14-year-old gelding presented lame after jumping the final Mt Fuji water…

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Tokyo 2020 Cross Country Results: Team GB Lines Up For Double Gold

Oliver Townend riding Ballaghmor Class at Sea Forest Park (JPN), Tokyo 2020 (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Cross Country Results: Team GB Lines Up For Double Gold The Tokyo 2020 cross country results are in and Team GB are lining up up for a double gold! Taking to the Sea Forest Park cross country course, the three British riders excelled on the field. Posting speedy times without fault, the trio have all secured top ten positions at the end of the cross country phase. First for Team GB and entering the cross country in second position was Oliver Townend. On a course where two combinations…

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Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage Day Two: Team GB Maintain Gold As Germany Rise The Ranks

om McEwen riding Toledo Der Kerser (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage Day Two: Team GB Maintain Gold As Germany Rise The Ranks The Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage day two and the entire dressage phase of competition is now complete, revealing the competitive standings going into the next phase of competition. As day two of the eventing dressage phase kicked off, all eyes were on World, European and double Olympic champion, Micheal Jung of Team Germany. Coming forward with teammate, Julia Krajewski’s ride, Chipmunk FRH, the new combination had big shoes to fill. Building a partnership since 2019,…

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Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage Day One: Team GB Hold On To Gold

Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage Day One: Team GB Hold On To Gold The Tokyo 2020 Eventing Dressage day one is complete and Team GB hold on to gold both the team and individual gold medal. Tasked with being the second rider into the Tokyo dressage boards was the infamous, Team GB duo, Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class. Aboard his multiple 5* winner, Oliver described taking on “a very safe test” in his debut Olympic appearance. However, the pair set the bar high for the rest of the field with a…

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Tokyo Olympic Eventing Preview

Toshiyuki Tanaka with ride, Talma d'Allou (JPN) (FEI/Christophe Taniére)

Tokyo Olympic Eventing Preview Tokyo Olympic Eventing is ready to take place between the 30 July and 2 August 2021. Here’s what to expect from the equestrian eventing competition in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic Eventing Teams There are 63 eventing combinations taking part in their year’s Olympic Eventing competition. There will be 29 countries represented on the Olympic stage. 15 teams will take part in the team competition and 14 countries will be represented by individual athletes. Ones to watch include Team Germany, who take the formidable, Micheal Jung, into the…

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Tokyo 2020 Eventing First Horse Inspection Results

Ros Canter and Allstar B (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

Tokyo 2020 Eventing First Horse Inspection Results The Tokyo 2020 eventing first horse inspection results are in, leaving some riders out of medal contention before the Games begin. Presenting on the morning of 29th July, 64 combinations took to the trot up to declare their horses fit for competition. Under the increasing humidity at Baji Koen Equestrian Park, nerves also rose as the Ground Jury inspected the horses. Out of the 64 horses, two horses were sent to the holding box for further inspection. Pawel Spisak, from Team Poland was…

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