Category: Eventing

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,

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

British Team Gold Eventing Glory After 49 Years

With the Olympic dressage done and dusted, we then proceeded onto the Horse Trials Eventing for the next few days. The dressage and showjumping elements of the eventing Olympic Championships were held in the Baji Koen Equestrian Park with the cross country being staged at The Sea Forest Park with a great view of the

Five Days Till Tokyo Games. Will Covid Intervene?

It’s all go for the Olympic Games which start in five days time. We take a quick look at what we might expect for the equestrian participants. As usual, there are three different equine disciplines, dressage, show jumping and horse trial eventing. This is the second time that The Olympic Games have been held in

Great Britain Takes Centre Stage for Sport this Weekend

The centre stage of world sport this weekend was quite definitely Great Britain. There were major dressage, showjumping and horse trials around the country. Oh and there was also a football match, the Euro finals and the final of the men’s championships at Wimbledon. The dressage international CDI was held at Hartpury in Gloucestershire and

Covid 19, Charlotte Dujardin and Piggy (French) March onto Glory

Hello to all our viewers and readers of our articles. This is the last ‘news bulletin’ we are to do in 2020, and what a year it has been – really, for all the wrong reasons.  Charlotte Dujardin won the British Dressage national Championship once again and Piggy March has been made ‘event rider ‘

Autumnal Reduction in Racing and Sport Horse Competition

The last week has definitely seen the usual autumnal reduction of activity in the racing and sport horse competition, not there has ever been that much in the sport horse world anyway this year. There was a horse trials event in Tryon in the USA – a 4 star Long in which 53 declared for

Surprise Winner of Melbourne Cup – Eventing Ends Decimated Year

The Melbourne Cup is the best known race run each year in Australia. Always coinciding with the end of the horse trial eventing season, the two events bring the reality that the end of another equine sporting year is soon to come to a close. Christmas, new year and then we start all over again.

Alcohol Free Juvenile Group 1 and a World Cup Qualifier

The main equestrian news of the week again involved racing. With the autumn coming on apace, juvenile Group 1 races are being run around the globe. In St Tropez, showjumping put on its 5 star Grand Prix; and a rare Dressage World Cup qualifier did actually take place in Hungary. Ireland held the main horse
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