EVENT REPORTS

Up to date reports of UK events from Grassroots to 4*, with photos from our talented team of photographers.

EVENT REPORTS – Launceston

Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners  Sarah Carless reports.. Entries for one of the country’s most Southern British Event fixtures at Launceston were the best in the five years the event has been on the BE calendar, with more than 250 horses and riders taking part.  Lizzie Luxton came away from the Cornish event with two wins to her name. She took BE80(T) Section D with the Winter Soldier and BE100 Section G2 with Hunros Tolketna – a horse which has been placed in the top ten four times this year.  Helen Pavey scored her ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Little Downham (2)

Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Timmy Orritt reports .... Little Downham Horse Trials, sponsored by Luc Childeric Saddles, has successfully held their second BE this season, with classes ranging from BE80(T) up to Novice, including 4YO and Open sections. There were 19 sections ran over the whole weekend, and over 500 combinations competed. There were 3 BE80(T) sections, all sponsored by Airowear. Winner of section F, Christina Higgs, rode a test of 26.3, followed by a double clear to add just 0.4 time penalties onto her original score with Toblerone III. The combinations ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – DAUNSTEY (2)

Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Cat Jamieson reports... Dauntsey Park Horse Trials is held twice in a season for British Eventing Held at Brook Farm, Great Somerford, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 5JA, United Kingdom with thank to the Sturgis family, Beanie being the XC DESIGNER and as always providing a whole selection of challenging courses across a variety of levels, the courses change from year to year making it a extremely popular event.  July 18th - 19th had courses ranging from BE 90 to Intermediate Novice with 4year old and 5 year old classes ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Stafford (2)

Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Georgia Dixon reports ... Stafford Horse Trials (sponsored by Land Rover) has successfully put on another fantastic grassroots competition. This was the second event of the season and classes once again ranged from BE80(T) to BE100Plus, including 4YO and 5YO sections. There were 22 sections overall throughout the weekend.  There were 4 BE80 (T) sections (sponsored by Airowear.) Section R winner, Wendy Mcgarry rode a beautiful test with Hugo Hunting to give them the best dressage score of 20. The combination then went on to add nothing ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – ERIDGE

Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Sarah Carless reports... Eridge Horse Trials, sponsored by SsangYong Motor UK Ltd, is an event which always offers top competition and this year’s event was no different, with nearly 450 entries.  Sixteen-year-old Amelia Winter was the winner of Novice Under 18 Section K with Emotion. Amelia, whose parents Mike and Emma Winter run Gloucestershire-based Wayfarer Eventing, has ridden Mo, an eight-year-old KWPN who is owned by Shona Rogers since November. Amelia has just completed her GCSE’s and will spend the summer holiday working on her parent’s yard. In ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Forgandenny (2)

Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners  Sarah Carless reports ... With more than 400 entries, Forgandenny’s second British Eventing fixture of 2017 offered up an action packed weekend of eventing in the North.  Sarah Houlden came away from Forgandenny with a double of wins in the BE90 classes, winning Section P with Heronsmill Togers Eye and Section Q with Get Set II.  In BE80(T) section E Amy Campbell picked up her second win of the year with Zamore. The pair finished on their dressage score of 30.5 adding to their previous victory at Dalston Green. ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Bicton Arena (2)

Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Rika Nile reports.... Grassroots and KBIS Age classes were the primary focus of Bicton Arena’s second fixture of the season, held over 8th-9th July, which saw Vicky Tuffs  top the leader board in no less than three sections across the weekend with a string of young horses.  Vicky, who was at her second event back after having her second baby, picked up her first win on the Saturday in BE90open section D, with 7-year-old Bonheur Quality Z. The Berlin sired gelding is being produced by Vicky to ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Twesledown (3)

Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners  Bryony Skinner reports ... Dry weather doesn’t deter competitors at Tweseldown. Despite a very hot weekend and a long spell of dry weather; Tweseldown (3) attracted over 640 competitors during the course of three days. No proper rain for months had given the team at Tweseldown a challenge but the watering and aerovating paid off and riders praised the organisers for their efforts, as well as the provision of water for cooling horses at the end of the cross country course. Paris-Maria Johnson took first place in the BE80(T) ... Read More

Jung masters Event Rider Masters at Jardy

Germany’s Michael Jung produced a masterful win to take the fourth leg of the Event Rider Master series at Haras de Jardy.   The current European, Olympic champion and FEI world number one piloted the exciting nine-year old Star Connection to victory on his first appearance in the series.  Bettina Hoy led after the dressage, producing a lovely test with Seigneur Medicott, scoring 31.4. It gave the German rider a three-point advantage over Australia’s Andrew Hoy and Cheeky Calimbo (34.4) with Lt. Col Thibaut Vallette and Qing De Briot ENE HN (34.8) in third place for France. Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Barbury International

Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Sarah Carless reports ... Carlile breaks record at Barbury  It was a record breaking weekend for French rider Thomas Carlile who dominated the Event Rider Masters at the St James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials.  In taking victory, Carlile joins 2016 ERM champion Oliver Townend as the only rider in the entire series to have topped the podium twice.  Riding the nine-year-old stallion Upsilon, Carlile became the first rider in the series to lead from start to finish. His victory also ended the reign of Barbury expert Andrew Nicholson ... Read More