Dressage, showjumping, eventing and Group 1 racing were all in evidence of the last week. Oliver Townend broke a world record, the young riders performed in Hungary and Group 1 races in France, Great Britain and Australia kept the betting fraternity on their toes. Eventing News broke this weekend that Tattersalls will no longer be
The Dutch Warmblood Sport horse is one of the more modern breeds of horse, specifically for dressage and show jumping. There’s not much history to these rather elegant horses, but they have had spectacular international success over recent years. At the end of World War Two, there were two main breeds of horse in the
In a relatively quiet week, Isabell Werth continues to win Grand Prix after Grand Prix, there were a smattering of Group 1 races and there was the sad news of the passing of Sir Michael Stoute’s long-time partner Carol Pritchard-Gordon. On the world stage, this weekend saw muted but still very poignant ceremonies remembering and
At last sport horse competition is gathering momentum. In the UK the last week, and it’s still continuing, British Showjumping have been staging their annual but greatly enlarged National Championships. In dressage, there have been a handful of FEI 3 star CDIs. Racing has quietened down a touch with fewer major races throughout the world.
With sport horse competitions still in wind up mode and all being conducted behind closed doors, significant news is rather thin. Racing has continued over the weekend, again behind closed doors, but with three months lost earlier in the season, the big races have been concertinaed together with a continual run of Group 1 races
Throughout history, the Germans have long been associated with their horses. Over the centuries, they have brought together differing breeds throughout Europe and developed breeds such as the Hanoverians. They have always had prolific and famous riders. In more recent times, Dr Reiner and his daughter, Ingrid Klimke, Paul Schockemohle, Michael Jung, Isabell Werth, Ludger
For the first time in over one hundred days, all the main disciplines in the UK were able to compete this weekend. With eventing at Barbury, normally an international competition, but this year scaled down, Twesledown and Aske, eventing started again much to the relief of the riders. In dressage, several venues held classes as
As the world of equestrianism stutters back to life, the weekend saw the running of two Group 1 races in Ireland, The Irish Derby and The Pretty Polly Stakes. In dressage the first 3 star CDI took place in Hungary and in France the first 4 star CSI Grand Prix for showjumping also took place.
As the world slowly comes out of covid lock down, the first FEI dressage competition to be held will happen in Hungary this coming weekend. The CDI 3 star will be held at Mariakalnok, about 50 miles from Vienna. The event has attracted 120 riders entering with 140 horses. Among those who have said they
The main news for this week surrounds once again our old subject of corona virus. The good news is that instead of lamenting the loss of all equestrian sport, we can report firm plans for the start of most equine pursuits. Racing has been in the fore front of return to sport and with their