Following a successful career as a National Hunt jockey, Colin Tizzard first took out his training license in 1998 with just ten horses under his care. Since then he has trained winners of most of the prestigious National Hunt races in the UK. We spent a rather wet but pleasant morning at Venn Farm near
The International Stairway competition, sponsored by British Showjumping Business is a league competition for show jumping. The Royal Berkshire County Show, (Newbury Show) holds the first of the eight qualifiers for 2020. There are eight qualifying rounds during the year with a final at The British Showjumping Championships at Stoneleigh every August. Uniquely, all the
If the UK leaves on 31st October 2019, which as things stand, is anyones guess as to what will actually happen, the 'Tripartite' agreement which has been in operation for the last 50 years will cease to be.
In this article, we look at how thoroughbred yearling preparation for sale has changed in the last forty years or so. We discuss how independent studs, basically owner breeder establishments have been superseded by professional yearling consignors at the sales. How the dynamics of breeding race horses for sale and therefore profits have changed, and
The Moreton in the Marsh show held every year in Gloucestershire is one of the biggest one day shows in the country. This year, it celebrates the 70th running of the show. It is held on parkland very near the famous Batsford Arboretum on the edge of the Cotswold town. Together with cattle and other
This weekend saw the final European Championships take place for three day eventing at Luhmuhlen in Germany. 670 miles away from Badminton not far from Hamburg, Luhmuhlen has hosted the European Championships for eventing on no less than six occasions. The first was in 1975. This year there were twelve teams taking part. The rules