At last sport horse competition is gathering momentum. In the UK the last week, and it’s still continuing, British Showjumping have been staging their annual but greatly enlarged National Championships. In dressage, there have been a handful of FEI 3 star CDIs. Racing has quietened down a touch with fewer major races throughout the world.
This week should have seen the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the completion of the Equestrian part of the Games. As we have all been cruelly denied our four year fix, we look at four years ago when the then 58 year old Nick Skelton of Great Britain took the individual Gold Medal. All we
With sport horse competitions still in wind up mode and all being conducted behind closed doors, significant news is rather thin. Racing has continued over the weekend, again behind closed doors, but with three months lost earlier in the season, the big races have been concertinaed together with a continual run of Group 1 races
For the first time in over one hundred days, all the main disciplines in the UK were able to compete this weekend. With eventing at Barbury, normally an international competition, but this year scaled down, Twesledown and Aske, eventing started again much to the relief of the riders. In dressage, several venues held classes as
Every so often, the editor of Horse View UK you might say, goes slightly off piste and this article is one of those occasions, but we hope the readers will find some interest in one of the world’s greatest equestrian supporters, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Known to everyone as a prolific racehorse
As the world of equestrianism stutters back to life, the weekend saw the running of two Group 1 races in Ireland, The Irish Derby and The Pretty Polly Stakes. In dressage the first 3 star CDI took place in Hungary and in France the first 4 star CSI Grand Prix for showjumping also took place.
This weekend should have seen the sixtieth running of the famous Hickstead Derby, the course with the near vertical Derby Bank; where horses have to go straight down over eight feet and of course the Devils Dyke, a row of three flimsy fences and a ditch. As the show is unable to take place this
As the world slowly comes out of covid lock down, the first FEI dressage competition to be held will happen in Hungary this coming weekend. The CDI 3 star will be held at Mariakalnok, about 50 miles from Vienna. The event has attracted 120 riders entering with 140 horses. Among those who have said they
The main news for this week surrounds once again our old subject of corona virus. The good news is that instead of lamenting the loss of all equestrian sport, we can report firm plans for the start of most equine pursuits. Racing has been in the fore front of return to sport and with their
British showjumping have been very fortunate over the past ten years or so to be able to count on the support and talent of Ben Maher. Ben, over his relatively short career (he is still well under 40 years of age,) has been on countless international teams and as an individual representing Great Britain at