Category: General

Scott Brash on song in Opera Loving Verona

This week there was another round of the FEI World Cup qualifiers in Italy for the show jumpers. Galileo equalled Danehill in the number of Group or Grade 1 winners he has sired. Auction houses in both Europe and the USA have been busy preparing for the main breeding sales of the year. Two Danish

News Round-up. 4th November 2019

This is the first Horse View UK weekly equestrian news round-up. Due to popular requests, we are going to publish a short news section each week. The idea is to give our members and readers a quick round up of what we think are the main talking points of the week regarding major competitions,(which usually

The King’s Troop. A Modern but Traditional Regiment.

In 1947, on an official visit to The Riding Troop by King George VI, when signing the visitor’s book, The King scratched out “Riding” and put “King’s” instead. Since then the regiment has always been known as ‘The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery’. This article is about the history of The King’s Troop and talks

Records Broken Despite Patchy Trade in Newmarket

With the Tattersalls October yearling sales part one done, attention turned to the second part. This was for yearlings not considered in the top echelons of thoroughbred yearlings but it is a sale which produces a huge number of winners and good ones at that. Many regard this sale as a guide to the general

Tattersalls October Part 1 sales Down but Not Out

The Tattersalls October Sale each year is always anticipated by breeders, trainers, sellers and buyers alike. It has established itself as the top sale in Europe for thoroughbred yearlings, and many would say in the world. Tattersalls have sold the top priced yearling in the world for the last few years, and how they would

Forty Years of Change for the Yearling Market

In this article, we look at how thoroughbred yearling preparation for sale has changed in the last forty years or so. We discuss how independent studs, basically owner breeder establishments have been superseded by professional yearling consignors at the sales. How the dynamics of breeding race horses for sale and therefore profits have changed, and

The Hanoverian Horse. How Good Is It?

The German Hanoverian horse was a rather coarse looking animal with a ham head but had many good qualities, particularly in its temperament. It was also very strong, and was mainly used for pulling carriages and carts and agricultural work. In 1735, George II of England and Elector of Hanover founded the ‘State Stud’ at

Ninety Years of The Pony Club – Celebrations at Gatcombe

In 2019, The Pony Club has been celebrating its ninetieth birthday with special events at venues up and down the country. It was started in 1929 as a junior part of the Institute of the Horse, (now the British Horse Society) with Harry Faudel-Phillips as its head. Celebrations were held around the world over the

Darley Star Stallions Sashay Around at Dalham Hall Stud

It was a great privilege to be asked to cover the 2019 stallion parade at the Darley Dalham Hall Stud. It was in 1981 that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai purchased the Dalham Hall Stud, just outside the UK’s racing capital, Newmarket in Suffolk. When he purchased the stud from

More Darley Stallions Parade at Dalham Hall Stud

Hand in hand with the Darley operation is of course the better known Godolphin Racing with the famous all royal blue racing colours. All the stallions selected to stand at any of the Darley studs have first had successful racing careers. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai set up the Godolphin

John McCririck

There are many more eloquent than I to pass comment or write an obituary following the news of John McCririck’s death on Friday, and many have. However, I could not let the news go by without a few words. John McCririck was rather like marmite, you either loved or hated him. He was seen by

Doubles All Round,One Triple at Hartpury’s Para Dressage

The Hartpury Festival of Dressage, which takes place each year at the world famous equestrian college in Gloucestershire, is the best and most important international competition for disabled riders in the UK. In the UK there is very little opportunity each year for these remarkable riders to compete with only two other smaller international competitions

Tim Stockdale Will be Missed This Season

With the main summer season of competition beginning in earnest this week – the one person who will be missed is showjumper and sportsman Tim Stockdale. This article is not meant to be an obituary but some context is needed for people to understand what an amazing sportsman he was and why it is so
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