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Andrew Nicholson to Headline EQUITANA Auckland

04. May. 2017. British Eventing, Badminton Estate.
......Photo..PHIL J PHOTOGRAPHY 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

EVENT REPORTS – Chatsworth International

DSC03322 Event reports Sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Sarah Carless reports ... Tattersall makes history at Chatsworth Gemma Tattersall made history at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials by becoming the first female rider to win a leg of the Event Rider Masters series.  Tattersall took victory in the opening leg of the 2017 series with her Rio Olympics partner Quicklook V, having been in contention from the off. Lying second after the dressage with a score of 33.7 (just 0.5 behind the leader), the pair put on a masterclass in the jumping phases to ... Read More

Eventing Round up; Whitfield and Bradwall

DSC_5028 Event reports Sponsored by Elite Horse Owners   Sarah Carless reports... Whitfield Whitfield proved to be a popular mid-week fixture, with the Northamptonshire event attracting more than 500 entries.  Amongst the top riders coming away from the event were Oliver Townend (BE100 Section G, Casper XIX), Matthew Heath (BE100 Section I, Gracie IV), Tiana Coudray (Novice Section B, Cassis Royal), Georgie Spence (BE100 Section K, San Solo) and Roo Fox (Open Novice Section C, Eldorado Van De Otterdjik).  Section A had joint winners with Ludwig Svennerstal (Zick Zack) and Moher Prince tying for the lead with scores of ... Read More

Top international event riders on hand to launch Tatts 2017

Camilla Speirs and Ben and Emma Hobday teamed up to help launch Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair 2017.  Tatts 2017 takes place from 31st May - 4th June at Fairyhouse, Ratoath, Co. Meath where visitors to the event will have the opportunity to watch the world's leading event riders as they compete in this tough equestrian triathlon.  Combining world class sport with a quintessential Country Fair, Tatts is renowned as one of the countryside events of the summer. Supported by Failte Ireland, the Country Fair features a shopping village full of country chic ... Read More

Pioneering technology confirmed for the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials

Barbury         The St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials, organised by the Event Rider Masters (ERM) has confirmed its competition schedule for the equestrian spectacle, which includes the introduction of Arena Eventing as well as new live on event innovations.  With more than 1,000 horse and riders expected to compete across the four days (6-9 July) visitors to the event will see some of the best Eventing competitors in the world as well as experience spectator enhancements, pioneered for the first time in the sport.   The prestigious CIC*** competition and Leg 3 of the ERM ... Read More


Mark Todd 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

Australia names teams for 2017 Oceania Championships

StuartTinney_GemmaTinney Equestrian Australia has announced its teams for the 2017 Oceania Championships.  The event is being held in conjunction with the Melbourne International 3 Day Event (June 8 -12) and the teams include several new faces giving riders invaluable major competition experience. The teams also include a father daughter combination with Stuart and Gemma Tinney representing the Senior and Young Rider teams respectively.  Gemma who recently won the CIC3* and Australian Eventing Championship at Equestriad said she was rapt about making the team. “It is a massive honour to be named,” said Gemma. “I am excited to be on an Australian team for ... Read More

Nicholson wins Badminton Horse Trials 2017

P1830027 Sarah Carless Thirty three years after his first attempt at the title, Andrew Nicholson fulfilled a career goal to win the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Going into the show jumping in third position, Andrew kept his cool and pulled off the round of his life riding Deborah Sellar’s 17-year-old gelding Nereo. With just 1.0 time penalty to add, Andrew finished on 41.4. “Nereo is a truly amazing horse. The amount of big events he’s done year after year is unbelievable,” said Andrew. “I always thought I would win Badminton, and I’ve just had to keep on coming here and taking my turn. ... Read More

BE VOLUNTEER – What are you doing on Saturday 6th May ????

IMG_6660 One quiet evening a couple of weeks ago, I got a call from one of my treasured Eventing friends, Victoria; she was naturally in high spirits as they were getting prepped for their celebratory adventure to fence judge at Badminton in a couple of weeks.  When she asked me what I was doing on Saturday 6th May, I thought no more than that she was checking if I'd be in the crowd at Badders and would be popping by to say hi at some point. Imagine my shock when she explained that ... Read More

Christopher Burton takes the lead ….. MMBHT

05. May. 2017. Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton Estate.
......Photo..PHIL J PHOTOGRAPHY Sarah Carless ... Australia’s Chris Burton pulled out all the stops to produce a beautifully flowing test and go into the lead ahead of tomorrow’s cross-country at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials. Riding 12-year-old gelding Graf Liberty by Limmerick, Chris rode sympathetically to steady the horse’s nerves in the electric atmosphere and earn a score of 32.9. “He felt a bit excited going into the ring but he just stuck with me,” said Chris. “I purposefully didn’t push him too hard at the start of the week – the first time I sat on him here was on Wednesday after the ... Read More