Lynch makes music with Chopin’s Bushi in Leipzig

In a relatively quiet week, there was a World Cup qualifier in Leipzig and several other FEI show jumping events around the globe. John Whitaker announced the retirement of his successful Grand Prix horse Argento and confirmation from the FEI of all the qualifying nations who will appear at the Tokyo Olympic Games starting in

First Grand Prix Success for Charlotte’s Pumpkin at Addington

It has been a year now since Chris Parker took over at the Addington Equestrian Centre and we went back on his first anniversary to see if anything has changed. The first show the new team put on at Addington was The British Dressage High Performance Show in 2019. It is always the first major domestic

Bush Fire Victims are Pledged Support

This weekend saw two World Cup qualifiers, one for dressage from Wellington in Florida USA and the second a showjumping qualifier from Basel in Switzerland and considerable pledges for the bush fire sufferers in Australia. Last week two horses were destroyed following the confirmation of an EVA (equine flu) out break in Hampshire in the

Jean-Francois Pignon – A Most Accomplished Horseman?

Jean-Francois Pignon from France is one of the world’s most accomplished horsemen. While he may not compete in any discipline, he has a group of horses with whom he travels the world, entertaining audiences at shows and events with his extraordinary displays of horsemanship and control. One such event he was invited to was the

Out with the Old and Into 2020.Happy New Year

The first weekend of the New Year and decade was another expectedly quiet one as the celebrations start drawing to a close, but the last FEI sponsored event of 2019 took place in the UK featuring the final CSI 4 star event in Liverpool.; and the first of 2020 was a World Cup qualifier for

Kempton Park and Mechelen Full Steam Ahead over Christmas

With the Christmas and New Year period, news is somewhat thinner than usual. However, there have been a few things that have come to note. Firstly there has been the famous Boxing day meeting for National Hunt racing at Kempton Park. There has also been the Mechelen World Cup qualifier for dressage and showjumping and

Happy Festive Holidays

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World Cup Qualifiers Thrill – Bloodstock Takes a Pasting

The news this week has been manly centred around the London International Horse Show at Olympia for its World Cup dressage, showjumping and driving. Bloodstock practices at the sales are pasted in a major BHA report. There have also been major competitions in Frankfurt in Germany for dressage and in Riyadh for show jumping. The

Vintage Christmas Showjumping at Olympia

Following the success of the dressage at the London International Horse Show on Monday and Tuesday of last week, the rest of the week was given over to the showjumping and driving and we focus on the show jumping element.  The main class, as always at this show is the qualifier for the World Cup

Olympia Dressage GP Too Short for Riders

A brand new Grand Prix test greeted the 16 riders for the World Cup dressage qualifier at The London International Show at Olympia this week. The test was shortened by about 2 minutes by our reckoning. The walk was shortened and the trot work and piaffe passage was only completed once instead of doing so
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