Olympic medallists make Hickstead return

olympic medallists make Hickstead return

Olympic medallists make Hickstead return Olympic gold medallists Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin are among entries at next week’s I.C.E Horseboxes All England Dressage Festival (12-15 May) at Hickstead. Charlotte Dujardin, a multiple world record-holder, former Olympic, World and European champion and Britain’s most successful dressage rider of all time, is due to compete in the Prix St Georges and…

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Hickstead announce early bird ticket offer for 2022

The 60th Al Shira'aa Derby will take place at Hickstead in West Sussex next June.

Hickstead announce early bird ticket offer for 2022 Early bird ticket offer announced Celebrations will mark 60th running of the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby The Box Office for Hickstead’s international shows has opened, with the organisers looking forward to a full return to competition for next summer. The Covid-19 pandemic led to Hickstead cancelling two of their major calendar events,…

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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…

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Isabel White’s Kuno SMH gallops off with win at NEXGEN Finals

Isabel White and Kuno SMH

Isabel White’s Kuno SMH gallops off with win at NEXGEN Finals Isabel White has a serious eventing star of the future on her hands in Kuno SMH, who won the Sulby Hall Stud six-year-old event horse championship at the prestigious NEXGEN finals at Hickstead, West Sussex yesterday (23/09/2021). The Grand Slam VDL son, known at home as “Rolex”, received a…

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Guy Williams delivers on his promise in Al Shira’aa Trophy

Great Britain's Guy Williams wins the Al Shira'aa Trophy with Rouge De Ravel (c) Julian Portch

Guy Williams delivers on his promise in Al Shira’aa Trophy Guy Williams finishes a successful run at Hickstead by claiming the top spot in the £15,000 Al Shira’aa Trophy. A total of 88 riders came forward for the final day’s Grand Prix, with many of British showjumping’s biggest names among the starters. But they faced a tough challenge in Kelvin…

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Crowds to return to Hickstead for first time in two years  

Crowds will return to Hickstead for the Prenetics Royal International Horse Show (c) Elli Birch/Boots and Hooves Photography

Crowds to return to Hickstead for first time in two years Hickstead yesterday announced the showground will welcome crowds back this summer for the first time since 2019, for the Prenetics Royal International Horse Show. What to expect The show is running as a two-star international, and a strong line-up of British-based riders will be in action, including Guy Williams, Holly Smith,……...

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Riders Delight at Hickstead for Inaugural All England Dressage Festival

Anna Ross and Newton Domino (c) Spidge

Riders Delight at Hickstead for Inaugural All England Dressage Festival Anna Ross’s rising star sees off Olympic challengers at Hickstead Riders hailed the inaugural I.C.E Horseboxes All England Dressage Festival at Hickstead (21-23 May) a great success after three days of thrilling competition. A strong line-up of 25 riders came forward for Saturday’s LeMieux Premier League FEI Grand Prix 2014…

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Olympic Dressage Riders Head to Hickstead

olympic dressage riders head to hick stead

Olympic Riders Head to Hickstead for Inaugural Dressage Premier League show Olympic dressage riders, Fiona Bigwood and Emile Faurie, are among the entrants for the I.C.E Horseboxes All England Dressage Festival at Hickstead which will be held from 21-23 May, 2021. Other competitors due to take part in this British Dressage Premier League show include Louise Bell, Lara Butler, Tom…

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2021 Cancelled Hickstead Derby Replaced with National Fixture

Longines Royal International - Amanda Derbyshire back on the british team at Hickstead

2021 Cancelled Hickstead Derby Replaced with National Fixture The 2021 Hickstead Derby has been cancelled and replaced with a National fixture with similar features including jumping classes, showing and carriage driving. The cancellation of international competition came due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and perhaps comes as no surprise as cases continue to rise across Europe. Although the dates remain…

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Dressage Returns to Hickstead with a Bang!

Dressage Hickstead image credit JulianPortch

Dressage Returns to Hickstead with a Bang! Dressage returns to Hickstead this May with a bang as the world renowned venue hosts the three-day All England Dressage Festival. Entries are now open for the the three-day All England Dressage Festival (21-23 May), which will be the first Hickstead-run competition to take place after the easing of lockdown restrictions. It also marks……...

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Hickstead Set to Host Premier League Dressage in May

The All England Jumping Course will host its first Premier League dressage competition in May 2021. Image (c) JulianPortch.com

Hickstead Set to Host Premier League Dressage in 2021 The team behind Hickstead, The All England Showjumping Course have announced that an exciting three-day fixture for Advanced Medium, to Grand Prix Dressage, will take place in May (21-23), 2021. Fans and competitors were left hugely disappointed following the closure of the sister site, where the dressage had been held for…

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Hickstead Announce Winter Training Opportunities

The training facilities at Hickstead, including the 2plan Wealth Arena showjumping training course (top left).

Hickstead Announce Winter Training Opportunities The organisers at Hickstead have announced winter training opportunities after recognising the key benefits the venue will provide the industry during the COVID pandemic. The new cross-training facilities have been launched to help supplement income to the world-famous showground following cancellation of the two annual international horse shows for 2020. The additional cross country training…

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Excitement Grows as NEXGEN Young Horse Series Final Approaches

NEXGEN young horse series

Excitement Grows as NEXGEN Young Horse Series Final Approaches Excitement is growing as the final of the NEXGEN Young Horse Series is due to take place at Hickstead next week (15-16 September). This new series – the first of its kind in the UK – recognises the talent of four, five and six-year-old horses across all three Olympic disciplines. In…

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Holly Smith flies to Grand Prix victory at Hickstead

Holly Smith wins the Science Supplements All England Grand Prix (c) Julian Portch

Holly Smith flies to Grand Prix victory at Hickstead Leicestershire’s Holly Smith became the second female rider to add her name to the roll of honour in the Science Supplements All England Grand Prix. The Grand Prix attracted a huge field with 76 starters, but the challenging course and tight time caught many combinations out, with the water proving particularly…

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Showjumping Returns to Hickstead

Hickstead Showjumping - Harriet Nuttall winning the Science Supplements All England Grand Prix in 2019 (c) Julian Portch

Showjumping Returns to Hickstead After the cancellation of both international fixtures for 2020, Hickstead is ready to play host to its first competition of the season this September, in what’s set to be a showjumping spectacular. Held behind closed doors, the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships will take place from the 2-6 September, offering classes from pony and grassroots…

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Horse & Country Presents Hickstead: 60 Glorious Years

Hickstead: 60 Glorious Years

Horse & Country Presents Hickstead: 60 Glorious Years Horse & Country TV (H&C) is proud to present an exclusive documentary, Hickstead: 60 Glorious Yearsfeaturing the showground, the family behind it, and some of the legends of showjumping who have graced the world-famous arena. Produced by Hickstead and narrated by Daisy Bunn, daughter of the legendary founder, Douglas Bunn, Hickstead: 60……...

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Hickstead Cancels 2020 Fixtures as Pandemic Persists

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Hickstead Cancels 2020 Fixtures as Pandemic Persists Equestrian News:: Everything Horse The Directors of Hickstead’s All England Jumping Course yesterday released an official statement regarding the cancellation of both of International fixtures in 2020. Earlier in April, Directors had announced they were hopeful for both events still to take place, however, a reschedule of June’s Hickstead Derby meant it would…

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Hickstead Announce Contingency Plans for 2020 Events

The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead (c) Craig Payne

Hickstead Announce Contingency Plans for 2020 Events Show Jumping News :: Everything Horse The All England Show Jumping Course Directors, responsible for holding leading UK equestrian events Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting, and the Longines Royal International Horse Show, have today announced they are on course to deliver July’s event. In a statement, the Directors at Hickstead say plans are underway…

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Hickstead Launch NEW Top-Class Eventing Facilities

From left: Emily King, Hickstead Director Lizzie Bunn, Francis Whittington and Gemma Tattersall (c) Spidge photography

New top-class eventing training facilities unveiled at Hickstead Hickstead may be known as the home of British showjumping, but now it is set to diversify into the sport of eventing with the launch of extensive new all-weather cross-country facilities. Top event riders Gemma Tattersall, Francis Whittington and Emily King were on hand to mark the launch of the facilities, which…

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European medallist makes Hickstead return

European team bronze medallist Holly Smith and Hearts Destiny competing at Hickstead in 2018 (c) Sian Hayden

European team bronze medallist Holly Smith will be competing at the final show of the Hickstead season – the Science Supplements All England Jumping Championships (29 August to 1 September). Holly is currently representing Great Britain at the FEI European Jumping Championships in Rotterdam, where she helped her team clinch a team bronze medal as well as securing qualification for…

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German Rider Scoops First Trophy Win in 11 Years for King George Cup

David Will, winner of the Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup (c) Julian Portch

Hickstead Event News :: The Longines Royal International Horse Show, 2019 David Will lifted the Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup today at Hickstead, becoming the first German rider to win the trophy since Holger Wulschner in 2008. Will, 31, was aiming to ride one of his other international horses in today’s Grand Prix, but ended up having to…

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David Simpson Scoops Another Queen Elizabeth II Cup Win

david simpson 2019 Winner of The Science Supplements BHS Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Hickstead

Hickstead Event News :: The Longines Royal International Horse Show, 2019 David Simpson yesterday scooped his second Science Supplements BHS Queen Elizabeth II Cup on board his new ride, Gentleman VH Veldof. The afternoon’s 1m50 two-phase class welcomed competition from a total of 27 horse and rider combinations. The competition was fierce from the outset, with a respectable £12,000 total…

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Jos Verlooy Takes the Bunn Leisure Salver Win at Hickstead

Germany’s Jos Verlooy and Jacobien Dwerse Hagen rode to win The Bunn Leisure Salver at the world-renowned Hickstead Showground, in West Sussex this morning.

Germany’s Jos Verlooy and Jacobien Dwerse Hagen rode to win The Bunn Leisure Salver at the world-renowned Hickstead Showground, in West Sussex this morning. A field of 41 starters helped get international showjumping underway and despite the drizzle, spirits were high not only in the International ring but across the showground too. The 1m50 class boasted a total prize fund…

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