Category: General

Sunshine in Spain and Florida – flooding elsewhere

With the World Cup Finals fast approaching, the qualifiers are becoming more and more important for those riders hoping to make an appearance in Las Vegas in six weeks time. This weekend saw further qualifiers for both dressage and showjumping in Gothenburg in Sweden. The two main equestrian festivals in the USA and Europe continued

Free Ticket Offer to Badminton Horse Trials

It is Horse View UK that is in the news this week as we are offering everyone who is, or becomes a member of Horse View UK (membership is free) a chance to win two season tickets to The Badminton Horse Trials to include parking and also the Science Supplement Cup. We are also offering

Isabell Beaten, Sunshine Tour Starts and Racing in St Moritz

Dressage rider, Isabell Werth from Germany was beaten into second place in Neumunster for the World Cup qualifier by Jessica Von Bredow-Wendl. The first week of the Sunshine tour in Spain started with a warm up CSI Grand Prix and the ridiculous annual race meeting in St Moritz took place in the Swiss resort. The

Top UK Competition Stallions Parade

At Horse View UK in recent months, we have written and highlighted some of the top thoroughbred stallions standing at stud in the UK, In this article we look at some of the top sport horse stallions based in the UK. At Addington, the British Breeding Federation put on a display of about 90 stallions

Showjumping – Stallions Parades and a Gong

Most of the news this week centred around showjumping with changes to some FEI rules, three World Cup qualifiers and a change at the top of the rankings. In other news, Sir Michael Oswold, former racing manager to HM Queen and stud manager at The Royal Studs was honoured; and finally, just before storm Ciara

Looking at the Equine Spine

Keeping the horse fit and well is a constant concern for all riders. One of the main problems that can occur, apart from normal foot infections is the spine. There are many who manipulate the muscles in a horse, but have they really given enough thought to why a muscle may be behaving abnormally. We

Racing concerns – showjumping highlights and dressage rankings

Showjumping continued at the highest level in Florida; Racing concerns in the UK following figures published that race going attendance had fallen once again in 2019; and Dujardin comes fourth on the FEI dressage rankings. Finally in the news this week; the Coronavirus has taken its first show off the calendar in Hong Kong. Show

World Cup Qualifiers Come Thick and Fast

With only a couple of months left for World Cup qualification in Las Vegas, the qualifying rounds now come thick and fast. In Amsterdam, the main qualifier took place for both dressage and show jumping. The highlight for the dressage was the personal best score for Charlottle Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle scoring just

Henry & David Cecil – The Racing Twins Legacy

There are few people who would dispute the brilliance of the lamented Sir Henry Cecil as one of the best race horse trainers ever to grace the gallops anywhere in the world. He and his brother David, were both trainers to different degrees of success and this year sees the fiftieth anniversary of Henry’s first

Lynch makes music with Chopin’s Bushi in Leipzig

In a relatively quiet week, there was a World Cup qualifier in Leipzig and several other FEI show jumping events around the globe. John Whitaker announced the retirement of his successful Grand Prix horse Argento and confirmation from the FEI of all the qualifying nations who will appear at the Tokyo Olympic Games starting in
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