A bumper number of entries has been received for the first leg of the Blue Chip North West BE80(T) Challenge at this weekend’s Stafford Horse Trials
The Cooke Coachbuilders Stafford Horse Trials has received more than 150 entries with four sections of BE80(T) competition.
Organiser Vicky Plant comments: “This is one of the strongest entries at this level of competition we have had a Stafford. We believe we have had an increase in the number of competitors who enter since the challenge was launched. It ... Read More
The organisers of Horseheath Horse Trials have developed the cross country course for 2018 with a focus on natural fences using wood grown on the estate.
The cross country course has been designed by BE Course Designer Tina Ure, a British Eventing Accredited coach and a member of the Eastern regional U18 Coaching team. Commenting on 2018 she said: “The focus for winter development at Horseheath has been on building more fences, so there will be a significant number of new jumping questions. We are very grateful to Thurlow Estates for providing a large ... Read More
In the run up to this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Cup, we’ll be following Lucie Stokoe and Dolores II as they prepare to compete in the BE90 Championships. In the first of her blogs for Eventing Worldwide, Lucy introduces herself and Dolores.
I had ponies as a child but stopped riding in my early teens. Then, after a 16-year break from riding, I booked myself in for a lesson at the local riding school where I had gone to watch my niece ride. Before I knew it, I was hooked again and booking in for three lessons a week. It didn't take ... Read More
With snowflakes falling outside the window, it is hard to imagine that we are just over a week away from the start of the eventing season. Sitting here by the fire with Monteberry, my Wilberry Wonderpony companion charting our BE Volunteer journey across the UK to take us up to end of October, sitting in a chilly field isn’t as far from my thoughts as you’d think.
The season is so close I can smell it, hopefully this season will bring its usual mix of thrills, not too many spills and plenty of fun. ... Read More
On the 28th December the British team travelled to Poland for the Student Rider World Championships 2017. The team was made up of myself Sophie Hall (Chef d'equipe), India Wishart and Rupert Batting and we were joined by a brilliant group of 6 squad supporters: Lauren Innes (non-riding Chef d'equipe), Sophie Wragg (reserve rider), Laura Simpson, Laura Birley, Harriet Deeming and Marina Lawson-Smith!
We were all catching slightly different flights but Sophie Wragg and I met with Rupert and one of the Dutch Riders Alex at Luton airport on Thursday to fly together – this is when the excitement really kicked ... Read More
Next we would now like to introduce Jody and her brave little mare ..
"It’s not a wonderful story by any stretch of the imagination but it is one I will treasure for ever.
This photo was taken after we crossed the Cross Country finish at Chepstow BE90 in May 2017.
The conditions were horrendous and the poor 14.2 mare had mud up to her belly and had braved the conditions to get me home. We had been having a very up and down season in 2016 and had put it down to lack of confidence.
We ... Read More
We have received some wonderful stories of your most Cherished Moments, please do keep them coming in.
First up we would like to share with you Rebecca and Libby...
"My most cherished eventing moment has got to be finishing Houghton CCI1* double clear with my pocket rocket, Liberty Bell II.
It’s particularly special because it’s the last event that she did, and I think she knew it! She gave 110% that weekend... made up for kicking me in the head at the trot up and sending me to Kings Lynn hospital before the event even began!
Returning ... Read More
This is the end of season blog which allows for a modicum of rant in a charming manner. I am not going to elaborate about our annual trip to Floresti, suffice to say that all the usual elements were included;
namely Tigger’s hoof cracked again, The Master knocked his leg on the journey, both stallions took fright at the crowds, Otto won with an extraordinary score and Dennis took his shirt off.
So an executive decision was taken and we loaded up to go to the CCI** at Pallare in Italy. Easy, easy journey ... Read More
To wrap up the 2017 season, Will and two of his horses; Ballycoog Breaker Boy and The Partner headed to Osberton, for the Young Event Horse Championships.
Ballycoog Breaker Boy gained a top 10 placing in the 5 year old class, and The Partner also had an impressive performance in the Young Horse CIC ** class, both horses have gained from the experience and grown in their confidence about being away from home.
There was little to contest Ballycoog Breaker Boy (William)’s super dressage score of 27.1, leaving the pair in joint second after ... Read More
As I sit here watching the thrills and spills from Pau on the tablet in front of a roaring log fire with mug of tea in hand, a hold on course gives me a few minutes to start planning what adventures to take next season – how far do you reckon it is to the Pyrenees???
Looking back on a fantastic season, it is hard to imagine topping it! I have been on some amazing adventures, made some fabulous new friends, enjoyed many days with old friends and have some amazing memories to keep ... Read More
There's a new title sponsor for the Under 25 CCI*** at Bramham International Horse Trials! https://t.co/SFTT0EKn1Y,13 hours ago