Coronavirus Massacres Equine Calendar Worldwide

This week has seen major policies from various governments throughout the world tackle the coronavirus outbreak which is now severely impinging on the equine shows and race meetings. Some organisers have cancelled and some have decided to continue but behind closed doors. Coronavirus – wreaking havoc with equine and all sporting events throughout. This is

Mullins Unstoppable in Final Day at Cheltenham

The final day of the Cheltenham Festival is always thought to be the best. Whether that is true or not is open to argument, but it does have the week’s feature race ‘The Cheltenham Gold Cup’ sponsored by Magners, worth over £351,600  to the winner. 12 runners were declared to line up before the starter

Cheltenham Day Three. Irish Trainers get the Luck

Day three at Cheltenham had as the feature race, The Ryanair Chase, which last year saw Bryony Frost become the first female jockey ever to win a Grade 1 at the festival. She rode again as well as Rachel Blackmore who has had such a successful meeting this week so far. There were eight runners

Royalty at Cheltenham for Day Two. JP wins three.

Day two of the Cheltenham Festival is officially ‘Ladies Day’ with the main race of the day, the Queen Mother Chase as the feature race. H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall attended Cheltenham to present the prizes for the feature race. The Nicky Henderson trained Altior was expected to be one of the highlight horses of

A Day for the Ladies at Cheltenham’s First Day

There were many who thought that Cheltenham would be called off due to the on-going Coronavirus, but thankfully, reason prevailed and as the first day dawned, it was on. Typically for National Hunt meetings, the day started windy, blowing across the course with bouts of rain, but the weather certainly was not to dampen the

Coronavirus continues to cause concern

This week, the Coronavirus has really come to the fore with shows, race meeting and all sport having to look very carefully as to how to continue as safely as possible with the continuing virus spreading like wide fire throughout the world. Racing in France and now the UAE is taking place behind closed doors

Wind and Rain – Now Eventing Starts Again

After the winter break and all the wind and rain of February, excitement returns this week as the eventing calendar sees the first outside competition of the year at Tweseldown. (Now as of 6th March – rest of event abandoned due to rain and muddy conditions.) It seems appropriate to us as it is two

Corona Virus starting to affect equine sport.

This week saw both dressage and showjumping events in the USA and the Middle East at the highest level. Event organisers are keeping a close watch on the Corona Virus and shows are still going ahead, but some racing throughout the world has been affected by running the meetings behind closed doors. Corona Virus update

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

Sunshine in Spain and Florida – flooding elsewhere

With the World Cup Finals fast approaching, the qualifiers are becoming more and more important for those riders hoping to make an appearance in Las Vegas in six weeks time. This weekend saw further qualifiers for both dressage and showjumping in Gothenburg in Sweden. The two main equestrian festivals in the USA and Europe continued
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