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Jähde wins at the Sweden International Horse Show  

  Louise Svensson Jähde walked away with a John Deere tractor as she took victory in the Indoor Cross Country at the Swedish International Horse Show.    On her debut at the event, Jähde rode Waikiki 207 to victory and afterwards commented: “It was absolutely amazing. This was the first time I rode here at Sweden International Horse Show. The crowd is absolutely wonderful. Waikiki 207 has never been to an arena like this before. But she was absolutely cool. Sure, I was a little scared when Ingrid Klimke went into the track. She is always ... Read More

Mason and Bates win at Mitsubishi Motors Australian Three Day Event

Event reports sponsored by The Eventing Crowd      Sarah Carless reports ....   Emma Mason and Christine Bates were the other big winners at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Australian Three Day Event winning the CCI** and CIC*** respectively.     CCI**    Madeline Wilson and Aces High led the Horseland CCI2* following the dressage. Her punch test earned a score of 46.4 which put her 1.3 penalties ahead of Emma King and DVZ Chevalier (47.7). Third after the first phase was held by Tegan Lush and Touchstone Felix with a score ... Read More

The Australian eventing community is mourning the death of Gill Rolton (OAM) following her battle with cancer. 

A schoolteacher from Adelaide, her first goal in life was to talk her non-horsey parents into buying her a horse. At the tender age of ten she succeeded in doing that and so began a lifetime of passionate dedication to Equestrian sport. A Show and Dressage rider and coach until her early 20s, she began Eventing and Jumping at the age of 21 and started competing successfully at international level in 1984.   She became the nation’s first female Equestrian Olympic medallist when she won gold at Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996 as a member of the ... Read More

Johnstone is sensational at Adelaide 

 Event reports sponsored by The Eventing Crowd   Sarah Carless reports..   Clarke Johnstone collected the biggest win of his career with victory in the CCI**** at the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event.     The New Zealander led from the first phase with the 13-year-old Balmoral Sensation to take the title by 3.7 penalties.     The World Equestrian Games hopeful, who was the best placed New Zealander rider at last year’s Olympic Games in Rio said of his win: “I feel so very lucky to ... Read More

Jung wins indoor derby in Stuttgart for the eighth time as Scherer triumphs at Saumur.

The European eventing season may be coming to a close but the top eventer riders are now turning their attention to the indoor derbys. Les Journées du Complet 2017 at Saumur was won by Rodolphe Scherer and Coeur de Crack. However, his margin of victory was very small as Maxine Livio was just 0.31 seconds behind in second with Boleybawn Prince, Laurene Blin Delamare was third with Ecuries Du Bessin. Only these three riders completed the course without jumping penalties. Scherer has previously won the event with Todd de Suzan and had the advantage of ... Read More

Alliston rises to the top at Galway Downs International Three-Day Event

American based British event rider James Alliston is now a three-time champion following a wire-to-wire victory at the 2017 Galway Downs International Three-Day Event.    Riding Mary McKee’s Happenstance, the duo stayed leaders throughout, adding only one rail and one time penalty in show jumping to their dressage score to finish on 48.3. This gave Alliston a nine penalty victory over second placed rider Ellen Doughty-Hume and Sir Oberon, with Lisa Marie Fergusson in third with Honor Me.   For Alliston, who got the ride earlier this spring, the win cements his budding partnership with ... Read More

Phoenix Wins $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at 95th Royal Horse Show

Two time Canadian Olympian Jessica Phoenix claimed victory in the $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at the 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.        Following Friday night's opening round of competition, riders carried their penalties forward to Saturday night's all-deciding final round. Phoenix, who was sitting second behind Rachel McDonough coming into the final phase of competition, posted the fastest penalty-free time of the night to seal the win on board Abbey GS, a 16-year-old bay Canadian-bred Trakehner mare owned by Charlotte Schickedanz.   "For this event you ... Read More

Johnstone delivers at Arran Station   

Clarke Johnstone   Clarke Johnstone’s preparation for this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three Day Event could not have gone better as he took home victory at Arran Station Horse Trials over the weekend.    Riding Balmoral Sensation, the pair romped to victory in the Red Snap’r CIC3* by a country mile, winning my 20 penalties.    Clarke, who won the class in 2015 before heading to the UK in preparation for the Rio Olympics, said: “It was the perfect final run before we go to Adelaide.”    The pairing placed third at Adelaide in ... Read More

Winter named as new designer for Galway Downs

  Eric Winter has been announced as the new CCI3* cross-country course designer for the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event.    Winter began his eventing career 1986, and competed successfully through the CCI4* level before turning his attention to course design. He has designed courses for such prestigious events as the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and SsangYoung Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. Galway Downs will be his first course designing experience in the United States.Winter takes over the reins over from Ian Stark who has designed the course since  2007.    Read More

Equestrian Australia Eventing Committee welcomes new Chair

Desk Hughes has been appointed as the new Chair of the Equestrian Australian (EA) Eventing Committee.    Outgoing Chair Will Enzinger stood down after six years on the committee having served his maximum term. As per the EA Committee Appointment and Procedures Policy he is now required to take one year break. During his time on the Eventing Committee Will has steered the committee admirably in an effort to increase the safety of all involved in the sport.   Will said: “When I first stepped on to the committee I never anticipated I would ... Read More