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France announces European team 

France has announced the team of riders who it hopes will bring home the gold medal at the forthcoming FEI European Eventing Championships in Poland.  Following the choice made by the national competition coach, Thierry Touzaint and the French technical team, the following riders have been chosen to compete at Strzegom in August.  Thomas Carlile and Upsilon, winners of the Event Rider Masters at Barbury earlier this month, have been named alongside Sidney Dufresne (Treasure Mail), Gwendolen Fer (Traumprinz), Maxime Livio (Opium de Verriere or Qalao des Mers), Donatien Schauly (Pivoine des Touches) and Thibaut Vallette (Qing du Briot).   Gwendolen Fer said ... Read More

Australia to Defend Nations Cup Title

Tomorrow marks the opening day of competition for Australia’s Eventing team at Aachen as they aim to defend their Nations Cup title. This year’s team includes Rio bronze medallists Chris Burton and Shane Rose as well as Emma McNab and Katja Weimann. For 34-year-old Katja Weimann her inclusion in the team is a significant step in her lifelong riding career. It will be the first time she has ever represented her country at major international level and her long-awaited Aachen debut. “It’s very exciting,” Weimann said. Only several months ago the Victorian ... Read More

USA take victory in FEI Nations Cup at Great Meadow

For the second year in a row, the USA team took victory in the FEI Nations Cup eventing competition on home soil.  Only two of the original named USA team were able to compete at the Great Meadow International CICO3* with both alternates - Boyd Martin and Lynn Symansky - being called up in the final hours.  Following the dressage, the home nation only had a 1.1 point lead over Canada with Great Britain in third.  Canada’s Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti took the early lead in the dressage on a score of 44.0. “It was his first test since Rolex,” she said, “so ... Read More

Canada announces Nations Cup team for Great Meadow International 

Equestrian Canada has announced the athletes who will represent the Canadian Eventing Team in the CICO3* FEI Nations’ Cup™ Eventing , to be hosted at the Great Meadow International, presented by Adequan®, in The Plains, VA from July 7-9, 2017. Canada will be represented by the following athletes: Athlete/Hometown/Horse/Owner Lisa Marie Fergusson - Honor Me Selena O’Hanlon - Foxwood High  Jessica Phoenix -  Pavarotti, Don J. Good or A Little Romance/ Waylon Roberts - Kelecyn Cognac Reserve: Holly Jacks-Smither - More Inspiration The Canadian athletes will be led by Chef d’Équipe and Chair of the EC Eventing High Performance Advisory Group, Dr. Rob Stevenson, during the CICO3* FEI Nations’ ... Read More

Dutch announce Young Rider and Junior teams

The Dutch team has announced the combinations who will compete at this year’s European Eventing Championships for Junior and Young Riders at Millstreet in July.  Jan van Beek has chosen ten riders to travel to the championships, including British-based young rider Janou Bleekman.  "We just had a very nice Dutch championship in Renswoude. There was a beautiful cross and selective jumping course, with time jumping too tight. That was a good preparation for the European Championships where you can expect that too. In Ireland, I definitely expect a big course. I've selected combinations that I expect to deliver the best performance under ... Read More

Sweden announces European eventing team

 Sweden has announced the names of the six event riders who will form its team for the European Championships at Strzegom in August.  Four riders rider in the team and two start individually. The team will consist of Sara Algotsson Ostholt (Reality 39), Louise Svensson Jähde (Waikiki or Weloch's Utah Sun), Ludwig Svennerstål (Paramount Importance) and Anna Freskgård (Box Qutie). Niklas Lindbäck (Focus Filiocus) and Malin Josefsson (Allan V) will ride as individuals.  Two riders have been named as reserves: Hanna Berg (Quite Survivor) and Linda Algotsson (Fairnet). Sweden’s Eventing Manager Fredrik Bergendorff's has based his squad on established riders supplemented with younger ... Read More

Australia’s Young riders shine as New Zealand takes senior honours at Oceania Championships

Australia’s Young Rider team cruised to a comfortable victory in the CCI2* Young Rider leg of the 2017 Oceania Championships at the Melbourne International 3 Day Event. The team of four including Gemma Tinney, Shenae Lowings, Olivia Barton and Tayah Andrew went into the final show jumping phase with a dominant lead and they maintained their strong position right until the very end to win by 65 penalties. Three of the four riders jumped clear in front of a packed crowd at Werribee Park and proved they each have exciting futures and could ... Read More

BE VOLUNTEER – Sunshine, amazing cake & sticky brown stuff…

Last week Monteberry, Andy & myself headed to Rockingham Castle – a fabulous event, well attended and a lovely welcome from Sarah and her team. Stepping on sit was a bit like stepping out of a time machine back to the start of the season.... there was all this brown sticky stuff everywhere. With such a prolonged dry spell it took a few seconds to realise that it was mud, and plenty of it. But the team at Rockingham did a fantastic job to ensure competition went ahead, and what a weekend. A win for Mr Nicholson, a master class in ... Read More

Andrew Nicholson to Headline EQUITANA Auckland

The biggest name in the world of eventing will be the superstar at EQUITANA Auckland. Andrew Nicholson is heading home, with his wife Wiggy and children Zach and Lily, for the first time in years to be part of the inaugural event. His recent win at the Badminton Horse Trials has captured the attention of the world, with many calling it one of the greatest comebacks ever. Nicholson suffered what could have been a career-ending injury in 2015 when he broke his neck, making his victory at Badminton even more remarkable. The former world number ... Read More


Land Rover has announced seven-time Olympic event rider Sir Mark Todd as its latest equestrian ambassador signing.  Todd is one of the most successful riders of all time and joins Land Rover’s illustrious stable of equestrian ambassadors which includes Zara Tindall MBE, Nick Skelton CBE, Ben Maher MBE, Sir Lee Pearson, Harry Meade and England polo player Max Charlton.  The five-times Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials winner has one of the most celebrated careers in the history of equestrian sport. He burst onto the international scene in the eighties by winning back-to-back gold ... Read More