Category: Eventing

Germany Imperious at Europeans with Great Britain Winning Silver

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

Princess Anne Celebrates Champions at British Festival of Eventing

It was in 1983 that The Princess Royal opened her home at Gatcombe Park in the Cotswolds for the first time as a venue for the Festival of British Eventing as it has now become known. Since then it has gone from strength to strength with several championships. The main championship is the Magic Millions

King of Barbury Reclaims His Crown

The Barbury International Horse Trials is one of the main horse trials held each year in the UK. on the 2000 acre Barbury Castle Estate near Marlborough in Wiltshire. Riders from nineteen different nations took part. Over the four day show, about 1000 horses were expected to run. Twenty four elite riders, those who have

Is Your Young Horse Fit. Find Out in this Short Video

In this short video, we look at what assessments are made for young horses. Many countries have special competitions for young horses which concern themselves with whether a horse has the potential to carry on in a long career of competition. In the UK the British Equine federation run a special competition every year during

Wow! What a Twist in the Tail The Badminton Horse Trials Had!

The Badminton Horse Trials, the last to be sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors, ended with a real exciting twist in the tail. The penultimate rider, Piggy French riding  Vamir Kamira came in and produced a superb clear round with no time penalties. All the pressure was on Oliver Townend the last to go and in the

Fences Tough but Fair at Badminton.

Riders and commentators alike regarded Eric Winters course clever and testing but fair. Of the 78 starters at today’s cross country section of this five star event there were 15 retired and a further 4 were eliminated. It was a  large course, some of which flowed really well, but some of the elements were rather

The Ollie Show. Lowest Ever Score for Dressage at Badminton Horse Trials

Over the past two days, the seventieth anniversary saw the first element of the event (the dressage)  a record broken. Oliver Townend riding  Cillnabradden Evo the fourth combination to come in for their  dressage test broke the record for any combination in a dressage test at Badminton with the highest score for the test. Perfect

Female Riders Reign Supreme at The Mitsubishi Cup. (Almost)

We are back at Badminton for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup. Since it started in 2010, (as the Grassroots Championships before its name change in 2016) these championships have gone from strength to strength and have become so successful that they have been completely integrated with the whole Badminton event. The Championships are run for amateurs,
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