Category: Showjumping

Showjumping to the Fore to End August in Europe

The centre stage of our sport of showjumping was concentrated on Belgium and The Netherlands over the weekend. Recently, the final leg of the European Nations Cup was held in Dublin. At Valkenswaard in the Netherlands, the latest round of the Longines Global Champions Tour was run and in Brussels, the Belgians staged a 3,

Sweden Take Team and Individual Gold at WEG With Help from King Edward

The World Equestrian Games continued with the showjumping following the dressage. The whole of the FEI World Jumping Championships was sponsored by Agria and presented by Helgstrand. The showjumping at the games comprised of both a team and individual medal competitions. The first class of the event was a speed class in which there were

The Aachen we all know and Love Back to its Best

The Festival of the Horse at Aachen in north west Germany is always a highlight of e equestrian calendar and this year with no covid restrictions it felt far more like the normal Aachen we all know and love. With show jumping, dressage and eventing at the highest level, it was a show that many

Hollie Doyle, Matt Sampson and Felix Vogg All on Fine Form Over Weekend

After the excitement of the Royal Meeting last week, there were other international sport horse events of note in Luhmuhlen for the eventers, and at Stockholm and Spruce Meadows for show jumping. At Chantilly, in France, Hollie Doyle rode the winner of the Prix de Diane the French Oaks, her first classic success. In Luhmuhlen

Greatest Jockey Lester Piggott Dies. Top Competitions Abound In Europe

Lester Piggott, many would say was the best jockey of all time sadly died yesterday in a Swiss hospital. The out pouring of adulation for ‘the greatest’ is a testament to the brilliance of his jockeyship. We offer our condolences to trainer William Haggas, Lester’s son in law and his daughter Susan as well as

Appleby Goes Native and Weld has a Song at The Curragh

All bloodstock and racing eyes were on The Curragh where both the Tattersalls sponsored Irish One and Two Thousand Guineas took place. Meanwhile the showjumping world turned its attention to St Tropez this weekend as they staged the fifth of the eight stage of the Longines Global Champions League. Gareth Hughes of Great Britain won

National Joy as HM Queen Attends Royal Windsor Horse Show

To some, the surprise of the Royal Windsor Horse Show was the attendance of The Queen as She has been rather confined to barracks this year due to her well known mobility problems.  The R.W.H.S is one of the major events in the UK calendar for equine shows and this year was no exception. At

Wow – What a Mouth Watering Month of May We Can All Look Forward To

Wow – what a mouth-watering month of May and early June we can look forward to, with so much top class racing and sport horse competition around the world, but particularly in the United Kingdom, all spiced up with the magnificent achievement of Her Majesty The Queen celebrating Her Platinum Jubilee at the end of

World Cup Finals Go Ahead After Two Years of Absence

In Leipzig, the Finals of the World Cup took place allowing the top riders to compete against one another for 2022 World Cup glory after two years of absence. Putting on the event in itself was quite an achievement considering how many of the early rounds of the World Cup qualifiers succumbed to the Omicron

Horrors in Ukraine as EEF and FEI Act

Ukraine, horse racing in Australia and top showjumping in the USA is in the news this week. However, over recent weeks, we have all seen the horrific pictures of the war in Ukraine as the EEF and FEI are act as fast as possible. The Ukrainian equestrian community and Ukrainian horses have been equally terribly

Dettori In Fine Form at Meydan for World Cup

The racing festival at Meydan in the UAE had its final weekend with the World Cup as the flat racing season begins in Europe at Doncaster and the Curragh. In dressage and showjumping, there were no 5 star classes, but the Spanish Sunshine tour at Jerez de la Frontera staged the final weekend on the
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