Category: Shows

The Brilliance of The Musical Ride

In this article we look at the brilliance of the Household Cavalry and their world famous musical ride. The Household Cavalry were formed in 1660, on the return of King Charles II to the English throne, and since then the regiment, one of the oldest if not the oldest in the British Army, have been

Champions Made at The Horse of the Year Show

The Horse of the Year Show, otherwise known as HOYS is the biggest and most prestigious show for equine beauties in the country. Held first in 1949, the show is intended to be the culmination of the best of the best from all the thousands of qualifying classes throughout the UK during the year. It

Harriet Nuttall climbs the International Stairway at Newbury

The International Stairway competition, sponsored by British Showjumping Business is a league competition for show jumping. The Royal Berkshire County Show, (Newbury Show) holds the first of the eight qualifiers for 2020. There are eight qualifying rounds during the year with a final at The British Showjumping Championships at Stoneleigh every August. Uniquely, all the

Pony Galore at Moreton In Marsh Show

The Moreton in the Marsh show held every year in Gloucestershire is one of the biggest one day shows in the country. This year, it celebrates the 70th running of the show. It is held on parkland very near the famous Batsford Arboretum on the edge of the Cotswold town. Together with cattle and other

Ninety Years of The Pony Club – Celebrations at Gatcombe

In 2019, The Pony Club has been celebrating its ninetieth birthday with special events at venues up and down the country. It was started in 1929 as a junior part of the Institute of the Horse, (now the British Horse Society) with Harry Faudel-Phillips as its head. Celebrations were held around the world over the

Princess Anne Celebrates Champions at British Festival of Eventing

It was in 1983 that The Princess Royal opened her home at Gatcombe Park in the Cotswolds for the first time as a venue for the Festival of British Eventing as it has now become known. Since then it has gone from strength to strength with several championships. The main championship is the Magic Millions

Only Foreigners Jump Clears In King George at Hickstead

The Royal International Horse Show is one of the oldest established events held each year in the UK. The first show took place at Olympia in London in 1907.  Following  intermittent annual renewals, The Duke of Beaufort established the event once and for all in 1934.  The show has had various homes, Wembley Stadium, The

Darley Star Stallions Sashay Around at Dalham Hall Stud

It was a great privilege to be asked to cover the 2019 stallion parade at the Darley Dalham Hall Stud. It was in 1981 that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai purchased the Dalham Hall Stud, just outside the UK’s racing capital, Newmarket in Suffolk. When he purchased the stud from
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