Tag: showjumping

Vilamoura in Portugal Keeps the Flag Flying for Sporthorses

Little to get excited by this week sadly. Corona has seen the cancellation of all the major winter indoor events which is frustrating for all concerned, but with the latest news of vaccines becoming available soon with any luck, we may start to see the end of the decimation of the equine calendar. However, one

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

A Marathon Nine Days for British Showjumping National Championships

The British Showjumping Championships are one of the highlight shows for British Showjumping each year. It is the show where the National Champion is crowned and has traditionally had a selection of championship classes for all ages and abilities. For the past few years, the show has always been staged at the National Stoneleigh Showground,

Slow Wind-up for Sporthorses – Group 1’s Continue unabated

With sport horse competitions still in wind up mode and all being conducted behind closed doors, significant news is rather thin. Racing has continued over the weekend, again behind closed doors, but with three months lost earlier in the season, the big races have been concertinaed together with a continual run of Group 1 races

All Events Off. Video of USA at Hickstead 2014

Normally on a Monday we try to do a round-up of the news from the weekend, but this week and for the next few, the news is – There is no news. Instead, for the next few weeks, we will put up videos from shows taken since the year 2000. Some of these are dressage

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

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

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

Racing concerns – showjumping highlights and dressage rankings

Showjumping continued at the highest level in Florida; Racing concerns in the UK following figures published that race going attendance had fallen once again in 2019; and Dujardin comes fourth on the FEI dressage rankings. Finally in the news this week; the Coronavirus has taken its first show off the calendar in Hong Kong. Show

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

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
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