Category: Showjumping

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

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

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

Bush Fire Victims are Pledged Support

This weekend saw two World Cup qualifiers, one for dressage from Wellington in Florida USA and the second a showjumping qualifier from Basel in Switzerland and considerable pledges for the bush fire sufferers in Australia. Last week two horses were destroyed following the confirmation of an EVA (equine flu) out break in Hampshire in the

Out with the Old and Into 2020.Happy New Year

The first weekend of the New Year and decade was another expectedly quiet one as the celebrations start drawing to a close, but the last FEI sponsored event of 2019 took place in the UK featuring the final CSI 4 star event in Liverpool.; and the first of 2020 was a World Cup qualifier for

Kempton Park and Mechelen Full Steam Ahead over Christmas

With the Christmas and New Year period, news is somewhat thinner than usual. However, there have been a few things that have come to note. Firstly there has been the famous Boxing day meeting for National Hunt racing at Kempton Park. There has also been the Mechelen World Cup qualifier for dressage and showjumping and

World Cup Qualifiers Thrill – Bloodstock Takes a Pasting

The news this week has been manly centred around the London International Horse Show at Olympia for its World Cup dressage, showjumping and driving. Bloodstock practices at the sales are pasted in a major BHA report. There have also been major competitions in Frankfurt in Germany for dressage and in Riyadh for show jumping. The

Vintage Christmas Showjumping at Olympia

Following the success of the dressage at the London International Horse Show on Monday and Tuesday of last week, the rest of the week was given over to the showjumping and driving and we focus on the show jumping element.  The main class, as always at this show is the qualifier for the World Cup

Showjumping – Records Fall and Pippa Funnell in News

This week saw a really pulsating and exciting 5 star showjumping competition in Geneva for the Rolex Grand Slam, another 5 star show in Coruna in Spain, the final breeding sale of the year in France, yet another World Cup qualifier in Riyadh  and event rider Pippa Funnell get the Sports Action Woman of the
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