Wash up Meeting for FEI and The Phenomenal Pivotal Dies

Recent days and weeks have seen the ‘wash-up’ from the main shows and events of the year, particularly with the FEI and the Olympic committee with regards to the format and success or not of Olympic and Paralympic competitions.  Pivotal, the rags to riches worldwide successful stallion dies at Cheveley Park Stud and the breeding

Sensational Appleby / Buick and Japan Makes History at Del Mar

There are many so called ‘Racing Festivals’ around the world every year featuring the top races on  offer to be run in each country, and the final major racing festival – The Breeders Cup – was held over the weekend in Del Mar in California where history was made for Japan and Charlie Appleby had

France Takes Centre Stage for Event and World Cup 5 Star Competition

The top echelons of the sport horse world were out in force over the weekend with 5 star competitions in France for eventing, showjumping and dressage. A surprise for the dressage world was the selling by Charlotte Dujardin of her Olympic horse Gio or ‘Pumpkin’ to his friends to 16 year old Annabella Pidgley, a

Boyd Martin On Cue at Inaugural Event and Kent Farrington Win in USA

With Champions day at Ascot done and dusted, other events over the weekend were also as important to many in the equestrian world; namely the new 5 star horse trial inaugural  event in Maryland in the USA and major five star competitions showjumping including a European World Cup qualifier in Norway. At Fairhill in Elkton,

Shadwell Stud Win Three Races on Champions Day at Ascot

As the flat racing winds down in Europe, the final ‘Champions’ race meeting took place at Ascot with four Group1 races to complete the British season. The race for the British Champion jockey, always close throughout the year also came to a conclusion. We also pay tribute to the juveniles who raced at Newmarket last

HOYS Back With Vengeance in Birmingham

There was little in terms of major FEI events this week, but one event which was certainly of interest to the showing world was the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) which took place in Birmingham once again. The show was back with vengeance this year after the enforced cancellation of 2020; with all the

Five Sell for Over 1 Million in Strong Yearling Sale at Tattersalls

The directors of Tattersalls in Newmarket must have been delighted to see their premises fill up with the great and good of the bloodstock world for their three day October part 1 yearling sale bonanza. This catalogue featured the best yearlings Europe has on offer and maybe the world in terms of pedigrees of the

Emile Faurie Takes National Champions Title After 27 Years

As we move swiftly from the summer into autumn, sport horse competition continues unabated. The postponed CHIO from Aachen in Germany over the weekend has its own headlines in another post on our site. In the UK the British Dressage National Championships at their new venue in Cheshire took place as well as the Blenheim
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