EVENT REPORTS

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

EVENT REPORTS – Mount Ballan

Cat Jamieson reports ... Mount Ballan Horse Trials held at the David Broome Event Centre near Chepstow, Monmouthshire, held this year on the 15th and 16th May. Classes ranging from BE90 to Novice, with a complete mix of amateur and professional riders all making the trip to the event. BE 90 Section J winner Iesha Wilding had 2 horses at the event – she took the win on Catherston Specific, posting the lowest finish score of the 2 days event, with her second horse Wellshead Munnings in the BE100 Open she finished in 7th place.  Jack Stancombe ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Millfield

Sammi Stapleton reports..... Set in a glorious part of Somerset and overlooked by the Glastonbury tor sits Millfield Prep School.  Founded in 1935, it is one of the leading schools for boys and girls aged 2-18. Millfield also hosts this fantastic British Eventing fixture once a year where horses and riders compete in very perfect setting, the dressage taking place on lush pitches, the showjumping on another manicured pitch and the cross country winding down around some galloping fields and alongside the school. Saturday's competition saw 8 sections take place from the Airowear sponsored BE80(T) to BE90open.   BE80(T) ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Aston Le Walls (2)

Georgia Dixon reports.... Aston Le Walls hosted four days’ worth of eventing with classes ranging from BE100 up to Intermediate, incorporating youth sections for ponies, juniors and young riders. There were over 30 sections throughout the weekend, jam packed with lots of excitement and spectacular performances. Bronte Monks was one of the young riders who posted a great performance in the BE100U18 section to win the class on a dressage score of 25.3. Bronte was riding Cuffesgrange Lord Admiral and the pair beat Mollie Harris who finished in second place with Mac Mirah by 2 ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Floors Castle

  Jemma Docherty reports... The fantastic Land Rover Floors Castle Horse Trials lived up to its name with four days of competition in glorious sunshine. With new sponsors, the event attracted huge entries across all of its classes, with 21 sections running from CIC** through to BE90. Izzy Taylor led the CIC** from start to finish with a score of 23.8 with Monkeying Around. Izzy was closely followed be Hector Payne and Top Biats in second on 24.3 and Sam Ecroyd riding Kasseedorf in third on 24.8. The top six in this ... Read More

Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials

Sarah Carless reports... French claims victory in Chatsworth ERM thriller Britain’s Piggy French claimed victory in the first leg of the Event Rider Masters in a thrilling competition at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials  French set a personal best in the dressage to score 27.3 with Jayne McGivern’s Quarrycrest Echo putting the pair into fourth. The pair then were one of nine combinations to keep a clean sheet in the show jumping, and their speed across country made French only the sixth person out of 1,460 in the history of Chatsworth CIC3* to make the time across the country giving her ... Read More

Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse – BADMINTON

Sarah Carless reports.. The first of this year’s qualifiers for the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse took place at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.  This hugely popular competition is acknowledged as the shop window to view potential ‘four star’ horses at an early age.  Four Year Olds  Thirty-Four horses were presented to the judges in the Four-Year-Old Class with it being highly competitive.  But it was Myspires Another Star who came out on top. Ridden by Samantha Jimmison, and owned by Kayleigh Nicholls, the pair scored 21 for their dressage, 34 in the show jumping, ten for confirmation and eight ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Kirriemuir

Sarah Carless reports ... Kirriemuir’s first British Eventing fixture of the 2018 calendar was well supported by riders north of the border. Across the classes, which ranged from BE80(T) to Novice, there were more than 200 entries. Having scored 23.5 penalties in the dressage, even six-time faults on the cross country could not hold Lynn Clark from taking victory in BE80(T) Section J with Silver Dream Catcher. The other BE80(T) class - Section I was won by Kelly Reid on Clover I. Giorgia Burns took victory in BE90 Section A with Ferro Star. The pair scored ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Broadway (1)

Bryony Skinner reports ... A sunny weekend over 5-6th May, saw Broadway’s first event of the season take place.  Over 500 competitors took part and the event also held an additional Novice class on the Saturday giving competitors the welcome opportunity to make up for recent abandoned events.  The BE80(T) section E was won by Laura Turford on her own Sir Atticus Finch, finishing on their impressive dressage score of 25.3.  Laura commented: “This was Duncan’s (Sir Atticus Finch) first BE event. I have evented him only a few times previously so I was over the moon with his performance and his ... Read More

Mitsubishi Motors Cup proved influential….

Sarah Carless reports.. The jumping phase of the Mitsubishi Motors Cup proved influential resulting in a shake up of the standings and two new names on the championship trophies.  BE100 After two years with the same winner, the 2018 BE100 witnessed a new champion in the form of 21 year old Lois Teal as she convincingly took the title with her own Z7 Catastrophe.  For a long time it looked like 2016 and 2017 Mitsubishi Motors Cup holder Katie Hancock was going to make it three years in a row but the five penalties she collected from the show jumping turned out to be expensive as she finished the ... Read More

Price storms to Badminton victory

Sarah Carless... Jonelle Price became the first woman to clinch the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials since 2007 when she claimed victory with Classic Moët.  Price was last to go in a tense show jumping. Jumping out of turn, Oliver Townend put the pressure on early with a clear round on Cooley SRS. He then dropped down the order with his Burghley winner Ballaghmor Class with two rails down, eventually finishing fifth. Ros Canter also had a rail down with Allstar B, which gave Price a rail in hand. But whilst a few rails rattled in their cups, they stayed up giving ... Read More