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New Zealand triumphs at Boekelo as Germany clinch Nations Cup series

  New Zealand dominated the Nations Cup at Military Boekelo-Enschede with Tim Price taking the individual crown and the team winning the final leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series.    Price and Cekatinka finished on 43.7 penalty points, spear-heading the team result that saw them finish comfortably ahead of runners-up Germany whilst Australia claimed the final spot on the podium.    Conditions had been tough at the Dutch event with a lot of rain, but a new all-weather surface at Boekelo for both the dressage and show jumping paid dividends. Read More


Burghley Horse Trials has announced that long-term supporter Dubarry will continue its sponsorship of the Young Event Horse Series for a further three years.   The competition, which has been a core part of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials for more than 30 years, consists of a series of countrywide qualifying events, culminating in the finals for four and five year olds.  The classes aim to identify young horses who will make it to the top in world class company. Previous finalists include Primmore’s Pride, Team GB stalwart Miner’s Frolic, Ceylor LAN who represented GB in ... Read More

BE Calendar loses Burgham (1)

Burgham Horse Trials will only run its international event in 2018.  After careful consideration, the organisers have decided Burgham (1), which usually takes place at the end of March, will no longer run.    After the cancellation of the March event in 2017, which was the first in the event’s history, organisers felt it was in the event’s best interest to focus solely on the July event. This will continue to run, provisionally taking place from Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th July 2018.   Event Director Martyn Johnson commented: ... Read More

Jane Peters elected to BE Board

  Jane Rogers has been elected to the British Eventing Board of Directors following an vote of the organisations members.   The announcement was made at the British Event Annual General Meeting at the KBIS Young Horse Championships on Friday 29th September.   Jane has been involved in eventing for over 20 years, organising and mentoring eventing teams for her local Pony Club branch, before moving on to become their DC. She has been on the organising committee of her local BE event for 15 years undertaking several voluntary roles as ... Read More

Hawker wins 2017/18 Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Scholarship. 

Alicia Hawker has been named as the winner of this year’s Mark Todd Bridging the Gap scholarship.  Twenty-three year old Hawker, who is based near Chippenham and graduated from Bath University this summer, took the runner-up spot for the scholarship last year. This year she showed the judging panel of Gill Watson, Lizzel Winter and Sir Mark Todd, alongside representatives from sponsors Keyflow Feed and The Mark Todd Collection, her improvements through the BE Mark Todd Bridging the Gap training programme in order to secure the prestigious scholarship.  Her prize package includes three individual training sessions plus mentoring from the legendary Sir ... Read More

Price wins feature class at Ballindenisk

Sarah Carless reports ... New Zealander Tim Price came out on top in the Horse Sport Ireland CCI*** feature class at Ballindenisk Horse Trials.  Riding Pats Jester, a nine year old owned by Kate Maitland competing for the first time at a long format three star, Price led the competition from start to finish. The pair scored 46.3 in the dressage holding a narrow lead over two British riders – Ben Hobday (Kaapachino – 46.4) and Tom McEwen (Joyride – 46.4).  The weather in Ballindenisk meant riders had to tackle tough conditions on the cross country, and only two riders – Hobday and ... Read More

Australian duo claim inaugural U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing contest

Australian eventers Ryan Wood and Dominic Schramm took top honours at the inaugural U.S. Open $50,000 Arena Eventing at the 2017 Rolex Central Park Horse Show in New York.  The competition, presented by The Fite Group Luxury Homes, was a crowd favorite at the bringing a sold-out audience to their feet, as many of the world’s top three-day event riders tested a tough and technical track set by Captain Mark Phillips in Wollman Rink. Twelve teams contested the class, each named after notable New York neighbourhoods, while the top six teams completing with the fastest overall cumulative time moved forward to ... Read More

FEI Awards shortlist announced

  Eventing fans can now vote in the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Awards 2017.   For the first time since the inception of the awards in 2009, members of the public are able to vote. Twenty nominees have been shortlisted across five categories for their outstanding contributions and dedication to the sport, showcasing some of the most successful achievements and talent within the equestrian community.    New European Eventing Champion Ingrid Klimke is nominated in the Best Athlete category. 2017 was an outstanding year for Klimke, with her ... Read More

New association launched for equestrian employers

The Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) has been launched by the British Grooms Association; a move which for the first time, will see employers have their own dedicated organisation. The BGA has always had the ‘support of employers’ as one of its aims and are regularly contacted by employers asking a wide range of questions, highlighting the need for such dedicated support. Lucy Katan, Executive Director of the BGA says, “The EEA is an obvious evolvement and we are pleased to launch an organisation that equestrian employers can belong to. We understand that ... Read More

Australian event rider Sam Griffiths has bee announced as the Event Ambassador for this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3-Day Event.

Griffiths was part of the Bronze medal winning Olympic Eventing Team in Rio last year, and finished fourth individually. He has competed at 3-day events throughout the world with much success, and in 2014 on his Irish Sport Horse mare, Paulank Brockagh, won the UK’s CCI4* Badminton Horse Trials, and placed third at the Burghley Horse Trials on his horse, Happy Times.  The rider, who is now based in the UK, has represented Australia on many occasions, including the World Equestrian Games and the 2012 London Olympics.     Event Director Gillian Rolton said that Griffiths will be ... Read More