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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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 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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Team GB Eventers Predicted to Top Tokyo 2020 Leaderboard

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Team GB Eventers Predicted to Top Tokyo 2020 Leaderboard Team GB eventers are predicted to top the Tokyo 2020 leaderboard, as EquiRatings released their official statistics for this year’s Games. According to the Equirating’s Eventing Prediction Centre, all three British Eventing combinations will make the top five. Further they all have at least a 13% chance of claiming gold. The statistical model uses SAP predictive technology to forecast the results of major eventing competitions before and during the event. The model simulates events 10,000 times pre-competition and after each phase.…

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Oliver Townend Wins Third Consecutive Title at the CCI5*-L Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

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Huge congratulations to everyone who competed in this year’s Kentucky Three-Day Event, with special ‘hats-off’ honours to Mr Townend! Find out who else made the top three here.

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Oliver Townend Sets World Record at Burgham

Oliver Townend Sets World Record at Burgham Britain’s Oliver Townend set a world record at Burgham International Horse Trials this weekend for the highest number of international eventing classes ever won at a single event in the modern era. On Sunday at Burgham, Oliver, the reigning world number one, added a victory in the Holme Dodsworth Metals-sponsored CCI2*-S section P on Paul Ridgeon’s Cooley Rosalent to his brace of wins in Friday’s Howard Russell Construction CCI3*-S classes (Miss Cooley and Cillnabradden Evo) and Saturday’s success in the feature AW Jenkinson…

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Hurray for Piggy! But Why Will Badminton Horse Trials 2019 Be One to Remember?

Hurray for Piggy! But Why Will Badminton Horse Trials 2019 Be One to Remember? #mmbht On Sunday 5th May 2019, Piggy French (GBR) riding Vanir Kamira lifted the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials trophy to finish what is a memorable year for the Gloucestershire based CCI5* event. Despite a close battle between the Northamptonshire based rider and Kentucky back to back winner Oliver Townend (GBR), an emotional French cried and cheered in happiness, with fans in the main arena roaring with excitement over her victory, which was also her first…

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Townend Snatches a Late Cross Country Lead from Fellow Brit, Piggy French

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

Townend Snatches a Late Cross Country Lead from Fellow Brit, Piggy French Oliver Townend (GBR) snatched a late lead during the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials to once again reign supreme following the cross country, riding the 12-year-old ISH, Ballaghmor Class. Piggy French (GBR) and 14-year-old ISH Vanir Kamira, held the leaderboard ‘top spot’ from early afternoon, finishing on a clear with 0.4 time faults. Initially produced by French, the mare has since been under the saddle of top event riders; Paul Tapner and Izzy Taylor. French took back the…

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Townend Dominates Badminton Horse Trials Following Two Days of Dressage

Oliver Townend (GBR) on Ballaghmor Class. Badminton Horse Trials 2019. Image credit Mike Bain

Townend Dominates Badminton Horse Trials Following Two Days of Dressage Oliver Townend has once again secured the top spot following the final day’s Dressage phase at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Not content with holding on to his overnight lead with the beautiful black gelding, Cillnabradden Evo, Townend went on to secure second place during today’s round of dressage on board the tall grey ISH, Ballaghmor Class to finish on 78.91%, a mere 1.4% behind his previous best. None of the day’s contenders could beat yesterday’s best and new…

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Badminton Horse Trials: Oliver Townend Trots the Top of the Leaderboard after Day One

Badminton Horse Trials 2019: Oliver Townend Trots the Top of the Leaderboard after Day One #MMBHT After the first day’s Dressage at the 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Oliver Townend has yet again clinched the top spot to head the leaderboard overnight with Cillnabradden Evo. Fresh-faced from Kentucky, Townend has two horses entered into this year’s proceedings. His second ride, the stunning grey ISH Ballaghmor Class, is in the line-up for tomorrow, which will conclude the dressage phase of this year’s event. Cillnabradden Evo, known as Gary to his…

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Ros Canter Ends Oliver Townend’s Reign at The Top

Ros Canter (GBR) riding Allstar B secured double gold at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 has claimed the number one spot in the FEI World Eventing Rankings. (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

World champion Ros Canter debuts as Eventing World Number One Eventing world champion Ros Canter (GBR) has overtaken compatriot Oliver Townend to claim the number one spot in the Eventing World Rankings for the first time, ending Townend’s reign at the top of the leaderboard. Canter (33) is the first female athlete to top the Eventing rankings since fellow Briton Mary King held the world number one slot back in 2011. Over the past seven years, the World Rankings have been dominated by four men – Andrew Nicholson (NZL), William…

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Oliver Townend Triumphs with Back to Back Win

Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class the winners of the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN in Lexington, Kentucky.

Oliver Townend Triumphs with Back to Back Win After four days of thrilling world-class action, Great Britain’s Oliver Townend made history becoming the first British rider to successfully defend his title and win the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event back-to-back. Townend’s win not only secured a healthy share of the $400,000 prize money, but also the keys to a 12-month lease of a Land Rover Discovery vehicle. With just one pole separating the top three riders on the final day, the electric atmosphere turned into tension when Tim Price (NZL),…

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Day 3 of Kentucky with Oliver Townend on Course to Make History

Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class during cross country at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN in Lexington, Kentucky.

Day 3 of Kentucky with Oliver Townend on Course to Make History The sun shone down on the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event cross-country course, set by Derek di Grazia, with Great Britain’s Oliver Townend showing why he is the defending champion. Producing a brilliant clear round, finishing with just 1.2 time faults despite losing a shoe half way around the course,  Townend remains in the lead on a score of 25.3 heading into tomorrow’s final show jumping phase. Much to the delight of the home crowd, USA’s Boyd Martin…

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Kentucky: Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class Lead after Dressage

Oliver Townend an Cooley Master Class

Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class Lead after Dressage at Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Defending champions, Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class, produced a stunning dressage test to finish top of the leaderboard with 24.1 on the second day of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.   Townend was clearly pleased with his performance finishing with a beaming smile across his face, whilst he waved to the enthusiastic crowd. Shaving three penalties off the previous leader, FEI World Equestrian GamesTM team gold medallist Piggy French (GBR), the score…

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An Evening With Ramiro B

An Evening With Ramiro B and Oliver Townend at Bolesworth, Cheshire LOOKING for a stallion for your mare for next season or simply wanting to get up close up and personal with one of the leading sires of the day? The legendary Belgian Warmblood Stallion, Ramiro B will be the focus of a celebratory evening at Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire on November 28, 2018 from 5 – 8pm. There will be a presentation of Ramiro B and his progeny at 6.30pm, followed by a talk from Oliver Townend. Number…

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British Eventing Announces 2018’s Top Combinations

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British Eventing Announces 2018’s Top Combinations British Eventing (BE) has announced their 2018 top of the league horse’s and rider’s. Oliver Townend was crowned as the BE Top Rider, for the fifth consecutive year, finishing the year with 1,531 BE points and taking home the acclaimed Tony Collins award. Townend deservingly took home the title after winning 19, and achieving a further 60 top ten placings from his 157 starts. Seven of Townend’s wins were at international level , notably earning the crown at the Land Rover Kentucky CCI4* in…

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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 Ballaghmor Class to top spot. Having led overnight after the cross-country, Price jumped clear with the 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding to take the title at Burghley House, near Stamford.…

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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 after posting a dressage score of 26.4 on Kiltubrid Rhapsody to storm into first at the prestigious four-star event. In the process, the New Zealand Olympian dislodged Townend, who had…

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Burghley Horse Trials Oliver Townend in a Buoyant Mood Leading After Day 1 of Dressage

LRHHT 30 08 2018 Oliver Townend riding MHS KING JOULES during the dressage phase of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in the grounds of Burghley House near Stamford in Lincolnshire in the UK between 29th August and 2nd September 2018. © Nixonphoto

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials: Oliver Townend in a Buoyant Mood Leading After Day 1 of Dressage Watch the video of Oliver Townend’s dressage. riding MHS King Joule test here… By Andy Baber, Sportsbeat OLIVER Townend was in a buoyant mood after beginning the defence of his Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials crown in style to lead the dressage after day one. The 35-year-old reigning champion was sitting on top of the pile once again after the first of his three horses, Tom Joule’s 13-year-old gelding MHS King Joule, scored…

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An Action Packed Blair Castle International Welcomes Perfect Conditions and Plenty of Competition

An Action Packed Blair Castle International Welcomes Perfect Conditions and Plenty of Competition Saturday at the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials was action packed. There were nine hours of CCI3*, CCI2* and CCI1* cross-country, CIC3* show jumping and cross-country, and ERM dressage, all of which took place in nigh on perfect conditions. CIC3* (non ERM) Blair Castle International While Oliver Townend had dominated yesterday’s dressage phase to hold first, second, third, sixth and twelfth places, it was all change by the end of the showjumping. This was not due…

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Captain Mark Philips Brings Innovative Change to the Burghley Horse Trials Cross Country Course

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Captain Mark Philips Brings Innovative Change to the Burghley Horse Trials Cross Country Course By Ryan Walters, Sportsbeat CAPTAIN Mark Phillips, the mastermind behind the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials cross country course, believes an innovative change to the design this year will ensure only the cream rises to the top. The prestigious three-day international event will see many of the world’s finest horse and rider combinations descend on the Burghley Estate in Stamford, Lincolnshire from August 30 looking to follow in the footsteps of 2017 winner Oliver Townend as…

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Oliver Townend Scores a Classy Double at Burgham International Horse Trials

Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class. Image credit Action Replay Photography.

Oliver Townend Scores a Classy Double at Burgham International Horse Trials Last year’s Burghley CCI4* winners Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class, reaffirmed their superiority at Burgham International Horse Trials, taking the principal Newton Hall CIC3* class. The grey Ballaghmor Class, owned by Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan, was fifth after dressage with a score of 27.8, but rose up the order with a perfect clear round in the showjumping and an effortlessly fast Burgham International Horse Trials cross-country performance for just 1.2 time-faults. That showjumping round was possibly…

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Success for Inaugural Osborne Horse Trials

Osborne Horse Trials

London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials Top riders lined up for inaugural Osborne Horse Trials including world no.1, Oliver Townend Showcase format featured shortened dressage and showjumping in a compact arena Estimated 5,000 spectators turned up to Isle of Wight event The sport of eventing gained a new audience this week, courtesy of the inaugural London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials. In a first for the Isle of Wight, mainland-based event riders and their horses boarded the ferry for the short hop to the Island, and to one…

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British Riders Lead FEI Eventing Rankings

Rosalind Canter (GBR) on Allstar B. Image credit Mike Bain

[avatar user=”AbbyDickinson” size=”medium” align=”center” link=”file”]Everything Horse News Reporter, Abby Dickinson[/avatar] British Riders Lead FEI Eventing Rankings British riders have taken the three top spots on the FEI eventing world rankings. The FEI proudly announced the news over social media channels and their website; the announcement illustrating the ever-growing strength and skill of British eventers. In top position is Oliver Townend with 554 points; a 92-point lead. Gemma Tattersall takes second place, from her previous position in fourth. Tattersall tweeted she was “chuffed” when the announcement was made by the FEI.…

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Ramiro B Son – Cooley SRS Continues Fantastic Eventing Success at Badminton Horse Trials

Ramiro B Son – Cooley SRS Continues Fantastic Eventing Success at Badminton Horse Trials THE 11-year-old Cooley SRS and Oliver Townend kept the flag flying for the team at Harthill Stud when the Ramiro B sired bay gelding finished a fantastic second at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Owned by Angela Hisplop, Cooley SRS is an Irish Sport Horse bred by John Fitzhenry. By the British-based sire Ramiro B, he is out of Ballynattin Pride by Kiltealy Spring x Kings of Diamonds. Produced by Oliver from his early days,…

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