Category: Showjumping

Hickstead at Sixty Stages Only 2020 Show This Week

This year was to have been a major celebration at The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead being the sixtieth anniversary since Douglas Bunn staged its first showjumping competition. Sadly, as we all know, this was not to be, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, (how many times have we had to write this!) However,

Hollie, Jessica and Simone Brake records on Horseback

With the flourish of top racing around the world following lock down things are slowly returning to normal with less top races being run as the catch-up has abated somewhat. In dressage, a couple of CDI’s and the first FEI 5 star CSI took place in France for the showjumpers. Eventing This weekend saw the

World Record Broken as Equestrianism Get Back on Track

Dressage, showjumping, eventing and Group 1 racing were all in evidence of the last week. Oliver Townend broke a world record, the young riders performed in Hungary and Group 1 races in France, Great Britain and Australia kept the betting fraternity on their toes. Eventing News broke this weekend that Tattersalls will no longer be

The Dutch Warmblood – The Modern Sport Horse

The Dutch Warmblood Sport horse is one of the more modern breeds of horse, specifically for dressage and show jumping. There’s not much history to these rather elegant horses, but they have had spectacular international success over recent years. At the end of World War Two, there were two main breeds of horse in the

International Competition Gains Some Momentum

In a relatively quiet week, Isabell Werth continues to win Grand Prix after Grand Prix, there were a smattering of Group 1 races and there was the sad news of the passing of Sir Michael Stoute’s long-time partner Carol Pritchard-Gordon. On the world stage, this weekend saw muted but still very poignant ceremonies remembering and

A Marathon Nine Days for British Showjumping National Championships

The British Showjumping Championships are one of the highlight shows for British Showjumping each year. It is the show where the National Champion is crowned and has traditionally had a selection of championship classes for all ages and abilities. For the past few years, the show has always been staged at the National Stoneleigh Showground,

Louise Saywell – British National Showjumping Champion 2020

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.

Nick Skelton – Great Showjumper – Horseman and Character

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

Slow Wind-up for Sporthorses – Group 1’s Continue unabated

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

A First for Bolesworth, Ceiren Fallon & Roger Teal

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
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