Category: Showjumping

Teenager Michael Pender Takes Al Shira AA Hickstead Derby

The Al Shira.aa sponsored Hickstead Derby is one of the longest and toughest courses to ride in the world of showjumping. The course has not changed for decades with 16 jumps and 21 jumping efforts required. The time allowed of 180 seconds per round is not particularly generous as the course is just under 1200

Shane Breen Wins Derby Trial at Hickstead

It has been six years since being at Hickstead, so to commenting and reporting on the Derby Meeting presents a certain déjà vu. Started in 1961 by Douglas Bunn, a well known showjumper of the time, the event has taken place every year at the beautiful Sussex venue every year since. There are many jumping

The Show Must Go On despite the Weather!

It was a very difficult week for the Equerry International Bolesworth Horse Show near Chester in the UK as constant rain meant that the show directors decided that it was not suitable for the general public to attend. On the first day, Wednesday, an announcement from the show declared that the public would not be

Tim Stockdale Will be Missed This Season

With the main summer season of competition beginning in earnest this week – the one person who will be missed is showjumper and sportsman Tim Stockdale. This article is not meant to be an obituary but some context is needed for people to understand what an amazing sportsman he was and why it is so

Is Your Young Horse Fit. Find Out in this Short Video

In this short video, we look at what assessments are made for young horses. Many countries have special competitions for young horses which concern themselves with whether a horse has the potential to carry on in a long career of competition. In the UK the British Equine federation run a special competition every year during

All Smiles as Her Majesty Visits Her Local Show

There are two separate weeks each year which Her Majesty The Queen loves more than any others. Both feature her beloved hobby of horses and both conveniently happen in her back garden at Windsor. The first is this week’s Royal Windsor Horse Show and the second, next month is Royal Ascot. As the major event
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