Category: Showjumping

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

As Cheltenham Returns – Mullins Provides Major Masterclass

The Cheltenham meeting returned this year with all the verve and crowds which usually accompany this racing festival which after the last two years was wonderful to see. Willie Mullins provides a trainers masterclass. As the curtain went up on the meeting with the first race, I would imagine the traditional roar of the crowd,

At Last! Major International Shows Start Again in Europe

Delight was taken with the first major international show of the year in Europe – at s’Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands as the Paralympics end in Beijing. Once again we have marvelled at the shear guts and determination of the athletes. Sadly, we continue to see the horrific daily atrocities in Ukraine, delivered without any morals

L.G.C.T in Doha and FEI Ban Russia and Belarus from Competition.

While the atrocities in Ukraine continue unabated and get even more vile and wretched, the main showjumping meeting of the week was in Doha for the 5 star CSI for a leg in The Longines Global Champions Tour. Meanwhile in further news, the FEI have blocked the participation of all Russian and Belarusian athletes and

While Central Europe Go to War – Equestrian Bliss in Florida and Doha

The festival of horses at Wellington in Florida is now in full swing with top international competitions taking centre stage for both dressage and showjumping together with Doha in Qatar. In the rest of the world, unfortunately, as we all know, Putin has decided to invade Ukraine in a vain attempt to re-introduce the iron

Wash up Meeting for FEI and The Phenomenal Pivotal Dies

Recent days and weeks have seen the ‘wash-up’ from the main shows and events of the year, particularly with the FEI and the Olympic committee with regards to the format and success or not of Olympic and Paralympic competitions.  Pivotal, the rags to riches worldwide successful stallion dies at Cheveley Park Stud and the breeding
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