Category: Dressage

Thrills and Spills at The Dressage World Equestrian Games in 2022

The once in four year Ecco FEI World Equestrian Games was staged in Herning in Denmark for the dressage, showjumping and vaulting during the last week or so. In the dressage part of these games, there were plenty of thrills and spills with some surprising results. There is forty four years between the oldest competitor

The Aachen we all know and Love Back to its Best

The Festival of the Horse at Aachen in north west Germany is always a highlight of e equestrian calendar and this year with no covid restrictions it felt far more like the normal Aachen we all know and love. With show jumping, dressage and eventing at the highest level, it was a show that many

Greatest Jockey Lester Piggott Dies. Top Competitions Abound In Europe

Lester Piggott, many would say was the best jockey of all time sadly died yesterday in a Swiss hospital. The out pouring of adulation for ‘the greatest’ is a testament to the brilliance of his jockeyship. We offer our condolences to trainer William Haggas, Lester’s son in law and his daughter Susan as well as

World Cup Finals Go Ahead After Two Years of Absence

In Leipzig, the Finals of the World Cup took place allowing the top riders to compete against one another for 2022 World Cup glory after two years of absence. Putting on the event in itself was quite an achievement considering how many of the early rounds of the World Cup qualifiers succumbed to the Omicron

Dettori In Fine Form at Meydan for World Cup

The racing festival at Meydan in the UAE had its final weekend with the World Cup as the flat racing season begins in Europe at Doncaster and the Curragh. In dressage and showjumping, there were no 5 star classes, but the Spanish Sunshine tour at Jerez de la Frontera staged the final weekend on the

At Last! Major International Shows Start Again in Europe

Delight was taken with the first major international show of the year in Europe – at s’Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands as the Paralympics end in Beijing. Once again we have marvelled at the shear guts and determination of the athletes. Sadly, we continue to see the horrific daily atrocities in Ukraine, delivered without any morals

While Central Europe Go to War – Equestrian Bliss in Florida and Doha

The festival of horses at Wellington in Florida is now in full swing with top international competitions taking centre stage for both dressage and showjumping together with Doha in Qatar. In the rest of the world, unfortunately, as we all know, Putin has decided to invade Ukraine in a vain attempt to re-introduce the iron

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

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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