Showjumping – Records Fall and Pippa Funnell in News

This week saw a really pulsating and exciting 5 star showjumping competition in Geneva for the Rolex Grand Slam, another 5 star show in Coruna in Spain, the final breeding sale of the year in France, yet another World Cup qualifier in Riyadh  and event rider Pippa Funnell get the Sports Action Woman of the

Christmas whips and other ideas

As usual, there is a huge array of gifts being offered for the horse enthusiasts costing from thousands to a few dollars/pounds each for Christmas. In this article, we look at a few which have caught our eye and perhaps provide the hard pressed present donor with some ideas! The first is books. It is

Elite Auctions, Dressage, Showjumping and Racing in the news

This week has seen another World Cup Dressage qualifier in Austria,; a major show jumping 5 star competition in Paris; a plethora of equine auctions around Europe and Hong Kong’s biggest race meeting of the year. World Cup Circus Continues in Austria The World Cup qualifier for Dressage took place at the weekend in Salzburg

Stallions Stand Proud at Newmarket

Following the great success and readership of our Darley Stallion features in the summer, this article features several more stallions based in the Newmarket area; including some of the latest colts leaving trainers and going to stud for 2020. The stallions listed below is our selection of some of the current stallions standing at stud

Busy Week in Newmarket, Madrid and Stockholm.

In a busy week of equine news, we look at the foals sales at Tattersalls in Newmarket, the dressage and showjumping world cup qualifiers in Madrid; the 5 star dressage and showjumping event in Stockholm; the announcement that Ben Maher’s ride Explosion W has been sold and the demise of multi-million dollar Phoenix Bloodstock. Foal

Germany Takes Dressage by Storm in 2019

Dressage, rather like show jumping does not really have a ‘closed season’ so in this article we look at the top riders of 2019. There has been some great sport throughout the year and there have been several combinations who caught the eye. Isabell Werth from Germany has dominated the world rankings and has taken

Ben Maher Takes Global Tour Final

Showjumping and other news from Japan, France and Germany It was a busy weekend in showjumping with the Longines Global World Tour final in Prague. The final was won by Ben Maher of Great Britain riding Explosion W and collecting the 300,000 euro first prize. In a two round competition, Ben Maher and his 10

Showjumping. Roundup of Season 2019

In this article, we concentrate on the top current riders in the world and their achievements rather than simply listing who did what and when. Showjumping has once again had an awesome year with many many highlights around the world. As usual, there have been several worldwide championships, the main ones being the Nations Cup

Stuttgart and Adelaide have Weekend Five Stars

As the first snows arrive and flooding seems rife throughout Europe, never mind the fires burning out of control in Australia, the equine world continues. Firstly, Stuttgart in Germany provided the venue for the fifth European World Cup series and in Australia the final five star FEI eventing competition of the year took place. Stuttgart

Piggy French Tops Our Roundup of Eventing

It’s that time of year when the great horse sports that our steeds provide is drawing to a close. It is fitting maybe that this, our fiftieth post takes us back to our first post which was about eventing.  The Eventing season has now ended and now seems like a good time to have our
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