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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

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

All Smiles as Her Majesty Visits Her Local Show

There are two separate weeks each year which Her Majesty The Queen loves more than any others. Both feature her beloved hobby of horses and both conveniently happen in her back garden at Windsor. The first is this week’s Royal Windsor Horse Show and the second, next month is Royal Ascot. As the major event

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
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