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
European eventing champion Ingrid Klimke led from start to finish to claim victory on home soil in the second leg of the Event Rider Masters series.
At an event which produced both the highest completion cross country clear jumping rates - 22 of the 25 entries completed - Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD held their nerve to finish on top of the podium at Wiesbaden.
Klimke came into the competition as one of the favourite to win, and set out with intent scoring 22.2 in the dressage. This put her just ahead of the series inaugural champion Oliver Townend riding Cillnabraddon Evo who scored 22.8.
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
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New Zealand’s Jonelle Price and Classic Moet rose through the ranks from 22nd after the dressage to finish the cross country day in the lead following a thrilling exhibition of fast cross-country riding.
Jonelle has been described as the fastest female event rider on the planet, and she finished just one second over the optimum despite a heart-stopping moment in the Lake when the mare got too close to the brush in the water and twisted in the air.
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Britain's Ros Canter put herself in pole position at the end of the first day of dressage at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials with a calm and collected test with Allstar B.
In taking the lead, Canter knocked former champion Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam FBW into second with a score of 23.9 putting her 0.8 penalties ahead of the German champion.
Afterwards she commented: “He’s very consistent in this phase and really laps up the atmosphere,” said Ros, who was part of the gold medal-winning team at ... Read More
All 78 horses passed the first horse inspection at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and go through to the dressage phase.
There was an anxious moment for British Tom Crisp who was sent to the holding box with Coolys Luxury, but the pair were accepted on representing to the ground jury.
The HiHo Silver best dressed man went to Italian rider Giovanni Ugolitti who presented his horse Cult Rewind in his Italian uniform while best dressed lady went to Louise Harwood dressed in Holland Cooper jacket and two tone Fairfax and Favor boots.
Holland Cooper ... 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
Spectators at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials will have the chance to watch many of the world’s top riders in action as the event, held at the spectacular home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, has received a bumper entry.
The prestigious Dodson & Horrell Challenge is now split across three sections, with competitors representing 13 nations, many of whom will be hoping to catch their team selectors’ eye for the World Equestrian Games in the USA in September.
Top French rider Gwendolen Fer travels to Chatsworth for the first time with ... 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