The world’s best riders head the entries list the for this year’s CCI**** at Luhmühlen.
Britain’s line-up is led by Kristina Cook, Nicola Wilson and Pippa Funnell, with Sarah Bullimore, Izzy Taylor and Kitty King amongst the strong contingent entered. Eventing Worldwide vlogger Alice Dunsdon has also entered Cool Investment
Badminton Champion Jonelle Price is also in the line-up with Faerie Dianimo as his is her husband Tim Price with Xavier Faer. Riders from Australia, including Shane Rose with CP Qualified, Belgium, Canada, Equador, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and the US will be ... Read More
It would be a dream come true for Cantabrian Emily Cammock to notch back-to-back wins in the NRM CCI3* Open National Championship at the Three Day Champs this week but she knows it will be a big ask.
Cammock comes into the 17-strong field looking forward to three strong days of competition, with the dressage scheduled for Friday, followed by Chris Ross’ cross country on Saturday and the showjumping on Sunday.
“Our preparation was going well until a couple of weeks ago when ... Read More
It was celebrations all round for the team at Harthill Stud after the Ramiro B sired Cooley Master Class and Oliver Townend took the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky CCI 4* title.
After a clear round cross country, Oliver stood in third position overnight. It was a tense finish as Oliver took the lead from Michael Jung, with a foot perfect fault-free show jumping round with Cooley Master Class, to finish on his dressage score of 28.7 penalties
Oliver has ridden and produced Cooley Master Class, owned by Angela Hislop, since he was a four-year-old and ... Read More
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
Christine Bates and Adelaide Hill , won today’s CCI3* class (35.20 penalties) at the Sydney International Horse Trials repeating the feat they achieved at the same event back in 2011.
Whilst they have recently been in stellar form at 3* level, it has been a long and at times bumpy road for the pair over the years. The 16YO chestnut gelding is commonly known in Eventing circles as “spooks” due to his frequent tendency to shy at things. As a young horse he proved almost impossible to break in, bucked Christine off and nearly ... Read More
In a nail-biting finish filled with gasps and thrills, Oliver Townend of Great Britain did the seemingly impossible: he beat Germany's three-time defending champion Michael Jung at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.
Standing in third overnight, Townend jumped a gorgeous fault-free show jumping round aboard Cooley Master Class, finishing on his dressage score of 28.7 penalties and setting up the showdown with overnight leader Jung on Fischerrocana FST. When the German pair dropped a rail at fence 5, the victory was Townend's. Jung would finish second (31.5).
"Obviously it's a fantastic feeling," Townend, 35, Shropshire, England, said. "I had ... Read More
The conditions couldn't have been more perfect for a day of brilliant cross-country action, and the riders and horses didn't disappoint. Defending champion Michael Jung of Germany and Fisherrocana FST showed the depth of their partnership to take over the top spot after adding only 0.4 penalties to his dressage score to lead with 27.5.
Breathing down his neck is Australia's Chris Burton and Nobilis 18 (27.9) and Oliver Townend of Great Britain on Cooley Master Class (28.7). Townend is also tied for fourth aboard MHS King Joules (31.3) with Lynn Symansky ... Read More
It was no surprise that after the first day of dressage, reigning champion Michael Jung of Germany and Fischerrocana FST were sitting comfortably in first place. But the second day of dressage did hold some
surprises, as American pair Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous took control by turning in a personal best to grab the lead with a 24.8, more than 2 points ahead of Jung's 27.1. Australia's Christopher Burton and
Nobilis 18 are keeping pace in third with a 27.9.
In addition to her top placement on the international leaderboard, ... Read More
The 2018 Sydney International Horse Trials begin today and many riders will be out to impress Australian Eventing Team selectors ahead of this September’s FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA.
Shane Rose and his exciting young prospect Swiper (pictured) head a star-studded line-up that will contest the CCI3*class.
Swiper showed he’s well on target for international stardom when he finished runner up to his stablemate Virgil in the CIC3* at the recent Australian Eventing Championships at Equestriad in Camden, NSW.
Other big names that will compete in the main class include Beijing Olympics silver medallist ... Read More
Michael Jung of Germany has won the top prize at the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day-Event the last three years aboard Fischerrocana FST, so it comes as no surprise that after the first day of competition he is sitting in the top spot on a score of 27.1 penalty points. Chasing him are two Americans; Boyd Martin in second riding Tsetserleg (31.2) and Tamra Smith in third aboard Wembley (32.1).
Jung, 35, from Horb, Germany, may be the closest thing the sport has to a sure thing, but he doesn't let that pressure get to him. "I think ... Read More