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Happy Christmas Holidays and Do Read Our Equine Annual Review

We have just published our European Equine Annual Review which can be found at: www.horseview-annualreview.com Do go and have a look by following the link.  In the meantime, we wish you a Very Happy Christmas Holiday and Prosperous 2023. This year has been a quite remarkable and vintage year in so many ways for our

The European Equine Review 2022 Is Published

It has arrived – The European Equine Review 2022. We are delighted to be able to have published this unique and the best equestrian review you will find anywhere on the internet – or anywhere else for that matter. www.horseview-annualreview.com Without doubt 2022 has proved to be a vintage year for most equine activities. There

Perhaps We All Should Go Alcohol Free With a Price Like That!

This year for the first time, Tattersalls introduced a ‘select’ part within their mares and fillies catalogue, and for a first sale, they did attract some notable horses. They named the sale after the only filly to win four classics – Sceptre. She won the One thousand Guineas, then the Two Thousand Guineas before winning

Baaeed Imperious at York – Verry Elleegent Not So Smart in Deauville

There are two racing festivals in Europe during August, one at Deauville in France and the other at York in the UK. Both had some excellent racing on the cards including Baaeed, currently the number one rated horse in the world; and secondly, the Australian wonder mare – Veery Elleegent – over for a European

Glorious Sussex Provides Top Sport at Hickstead and Goodwood.

For the first time in three years, The All England Jumping Course was able to stage the Royal International Horse Show. While at Goodwood, The Glorious Goodwood meeting provided another five days of horse racing for all abilities in the heat of this summer. Both meetings were competitive with Stradivarius being just pipped at the

How Well Racing Coped In 2020 despite Forced Covid Adjustments

World racing in 2020, like everything else in 2020 has had to make huge adjustments to its programme and organisation due to the Corona Virus pandemic. However, as we reflect on the flat season of 2020, it has coped really very well. Just as the season in the UK was about to start with the

Jumping at Hickstead – Classics at Churchill Downs and Swedish Dressage

In recent days, Hickstead managed to stage its scheduled national showjumping  behind closed doors, the world rankings were published for September, racing of the classics, The Kentucky Derby and Oaks at Churchill Downs finally took place and in dressage, one of the few National Championships took place in Sweden. Showjumping Yesterday saw the final day

Hollie, Jessica and Simone Brake records on Horseback

With the flourish of top racing around the world following lock down things are slowly returning to normal with less top races being run as the catch-up has abated somewhat. In dressage, a couple of CDI’s and the first FEI 5 star CSI took place in France for the showjumpers. Eventing This weekend saw the

Louise Saywell – British National Showjumping Champion 2020

At last sport horse competition is gathering momentum. In the UK the last week, and it’s still continuing, British Showjumping have been staging their annual but greatly enlarged National Championships. In dressage, there have been a handful of FEI 3 star CDIs. Racing has quietened down a touch with fewer major races throughout the world.

World Sporthorses Slumber while Racing Continues

In the weekend just passed, we should have been able to celebrate two equine festivals. The first, which did happen behind closed doors was the Goodwood Festival and the second, abandoned some time ago was the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead. We have already written a considerable amount about the Goodwood Festival, and discussed

At Last – Dressage and Showjumping Stutter Back to Life

As the world of equestrianism stutters back to life, the weekend saw the running of two Group 1 races in Ireland, The Irish Derby and The Pretty Polly Stakes. In dressage the first 3 star CDI took place in Hungary and in France the first 4 star CSI Grand Prix for showjumping also took place.

Racing Continues as Other Equine Sport to Resume

The main news for this week surrounds once again our old subject of corona virus. The good news is that instead of lamenting the loss of all equestrian sport, we can report firm plans for the start of most equine pursuits. Racing has been in the fore front of return to sport and with their

Records Broken – Classics Run – Racing Returns

It seems extraordinary that the flat racing season has been going only for five days before the first classic of the season is run at Newmarket? Obviously the whole of the season so far has been mutilated and several re-drawing of plans have had to be done to allow the sport to get this far.
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