Category: General

A First for Bolesworth, Ceiren Fallon & Roger Teal

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

The Aga Khan Dynasty – Horses Owners and Philanthropists

Every so often, the editor of Horse View UK you might say, goes slightly off piste and this article is one of those occasions, but we hope the readers will find some interest in one of the world’s greatest equestrian supporters, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Known to everyone as a prolific racehorse

Classics Eclipsed by Ghaiyyath at Sandown

After yesterday’s Epsom classics, in which the Derby produced a jaw dropping result, part two of the weekend’s classics took place in France, together with the mouth-watering Eclipse Stakes, Group 1 at Sandown. Of the four classics, the Prix de Diane (The French Oaks) looked on paper as the class contest of the four, but

Thoroughbred Sales Resist Covid Uncertainties – so far

One of the conundrums of what this Covid-19 will do to business and international economies is something that we all have and this is no exception to the equine world in terms of prices obtained for horses and what demand there may or may not be? Traditionally, the thoroughbred market has been extraordinarily resistant to

A Slow but Sure Re-start to Equine Sport Happening

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

Racing Continues as Other Equine Sport to Resume

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

Anything but Normal as Royal Ascot Runs Next Week

Since 1711, when Queen Anne decided that Ascot was the perfect place to allow horses to gallop at full stretch, the Royal Meeting at Ascot has been the highlight of the ‘social season’ in Great Britain, famous for its attendance of Royalty, horse racing and fashion. This year the meeting, like so many other events

CV19 Lockdown to Ease At Last

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

The Queen at RWHS – In 2020 Windsor Goes Virtual

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
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