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

Scott Brash on song in Opera Loving Verona

This week there was another round of the FEI World Cup qualifiers in Italy for the show jumpers. Galileo equalled Danehill in the number of Group or Grade 1 winners he has sired. Auction houses in both Europe and the USA have been busy preparing for the main breeding sales of the year. Two Danish

News Round-up. 4th November 2019

This is the first Horse View UK weekly equestrian news round-up. Due to popular requests, we are going to publish a short news section each week. The idea is to give our members and readers a quick round up of what we think are the main talking points of the week regarding major competitions,(which usually

Championship Successes for Lusitano Horses in Europe

It is generally recognised that the first horses capable of intricate dressage movements originated from the Spanish Iberian Peninsula. Many enthusiasts of horses from that part of the world consider that the Iberian horse is the true dressage horse rather than the interloper of the warmblood horse more commonly used and seen in the major

The King’s Troop. A Modern but Traditional Regiment.

In 1947, on an official visit to The Riding Troop by King George VI, when signing the visitor’s book, The King scratched out “Riding” and put “King’s” instead. Since then the regiment has always been known as ‘The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery’. This article is about the history of The King’s Troop and talks
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