At last, there is guidance and permission from central government in England to re-start equestrian competition in England once again. The rather irritating thing is that both Scotland and Wales are not joining in with the arrangements, so nationals of those countries, despite being in the United Kingdom will have to wait until their own
British showjumping have been very fortunate over the past ten years or so to be able to count on the support and talent of Ben Maher. Ben, over his relatively short career (he is still well under 40 years of age,) has been on countless international teams and as an individual representing Great Britain at
One of the most exciting show jumping Hickstead Derby’s of the century was in 2004 when John Whitaker and his niece Ellen Whitaker provided the only two clear rounds in the first round of the iconic course and went through to the jump off. It was unusual enough to have two clear rounds, but to
This week should have seen the seventy seventh annual Royal Windsor Horse Show take place in the Great Park at Windsor with the magnificent Windsor Castle providing the unique back drop. It is a show which is synonymous with Royalty as the Queen and all her family have been regular visitors every year since the
The news for this and the past several weeks has been all about the Covid19 and this week is no exception. However, the British Government have now announced some relaxing of the regulations yesterday, none of which really help the beleagued equestrian world. Before we discuss they Corona Virus situation, we have to pay respect
As the usual friendly battle between the protagonists at the Badminton Horse Trials have been cancelled, and as this week, tomorrow in fact, Europe celebrates “VE” Day, the day which marked the surrender of Germany to end the Second World War, we look at the exploits of one of, if not the most famous horses
It is a sad fact of life for 2020 that now half of all the scheduled international equestrian events have been cancelled throughout the world, including of course the iconic Badminton Horse Trials. This week, the Gloucestershire estate should be buzzing with the crowds and hoof beat on the hallowed turf. But sadly it remains
Horseview UK are delighted to welcome Event rider, Alicia Hawker as our first guest writer. In this, due to social distancing, we sent her a list of questions for her to answer on how she is coping with this dreadful Covid-19 at a time when she should have been at Badminton for her third visit.