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Jung returns to Badminton to defend title

Michael Jung Sarah Carless Germany’s Olympic Champion Michael Jung will be back at this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trial to defend the title he won in 2016. Jung will be partnered by last year’s winner and Olympic mount La Biosthetique Sam FBW in what appears to be another attempt to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing – with the German announcing he would also be competing at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in April. Riders from 12 nations have been named on the entry list with strong contingents from New Zealand, Ireland, ... Read More

Ariat’s family of event riders continues to grow

FX1P3658 With a continuous dedication to supporting riders across the disciplines, Ariat has announced a new addition to their team of leading event riders. Nick Gauntlett has been a longstanding advocate of Ariat apparel and footwear and has been named as an official ambassador of the brand. Bristol based Nick has a long list of accolades to his name and has competed at 4 star level on numerous occasions, as well as being a integral member of the Nations Cup team in 2015. He was recently presented the Badminton Horse Trials Armada ... Read More


EW_banner_March_2017-1 Ariat brings to you a new innovation in long riding boots with the VortexTM, a boot that pushes the boundaries of comfort and performance. A boot like no other, the VortexTM displays superior athletic capability for the rider who is looking to perform at their very best. Designed and developed by experts through extensive rider testing this boot is the future foundation for the modern rider. The boot features Ariat’s new premium NITROTM technology, which delivers a combination of flexibility and engineered support alongside a temperature-managing X-STATIC® layer, protecting the foot from odour and ... Read More

Britain’s Best to Compete at Burgham

Burgham Burgham International Horse Trials’ March event has attracted a top-class field from all over Britain. Northumberland’s only international event, which runs twice a year (March 24th-26th and July 27th-30th) is becoming an unmissable fixture on the eventing circuit for both professional and amateur riders. Entries in the CIC3* and CIC2* international classes include two representatives of Britain’s 2016 Olympic team, Pippa Funnell and Gemma Tattersall, both of whom will be travelling more than 350 miles from Surrey to compete at Burgham.   Gemma, who won the CIC3* at Burgham in 2015, is bringing her 2017 Badminton hope Arctic Soul for the CIC3*.   “Burgham fits ... Read More

British Eventing partners with EquiRatings

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 15.54.52 British Eventing will be trialling a pioneering safety tracking system in partnership with EquiRatings. The EquiRatings Quality Index (ERQI) measures and assists in the management of risk in the cross country phase of eventing. During a competition each horse builds a ‘data footprint’ through their results.  The ERQI system works by assessing a number of factors including prior results, the course strength and rider form to create individual risk profiles for every horse. The ERQI is an entirely objective and mathematical calculation which is proving a very effective tool in the management of risk in the cross country phase. 

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Tweseldown & Aston-Le-Walls team up for unaffiliated eventing series

_DSC3564 Two of the south of England’s most well-known eventing venues have team up to offer an unaffiliated series with a £15,000 prize fund.  Tweseldown and Aston-Le-Walls have formed a partnership to present the A.T. Classics series for 2017 which will run across nine events between April and November for riders competing at 80cm, 90cm and 100cm. Rachael Faulkner at Tweseldown and Nigel Taylor at Aston-Le-Walls, and their collective teams, felt there was a lack of prize money at the lower levels of eventing and looked to launch a series with a substantial prize fund The A.T. Classics series has already attracted sponsorship from ... Read More

British Eventing Senior Selection Panel announced

be British Eventing and the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has announced a new structure for its Eventing senior selection panel which includes an Independent Chair, BE Master Coach, a 4* rider and Olympic medallist.  Dan Hunt has been appointed as the Independent Chair of Senior Selectors for eventing alongside BE Master Coach Gillian Watson, Olympian Jeanette Brakewell, coach and former 4* event rider Sarah Bullen and, in his role as BE’s International Director, Nigel Taylor.  ­ Hunt brings with him over 13 years’ experience in performance sport including his former roles with the Premier League, British Cycling and current position as Performance Director of ... Read More

Stars line up for Belton

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 20.48.47 The world’s top riders will line up for the Belton International Tri-Star Horse Trials.  The Lycetts Grantham Cup (CIC***) has attracted 100 entries including Sir Mark Todd, who will ride is London and Rio Olympic mounts NZB Campino and Leonidis. Zara Phillips brings High Kingdom, whilst Ireland’s Jonty Evans will ride Cooley Rorkes Drift. Defending Grantham Cup champion Christopher Burton has entered TS Jamaimo and Graf Liberty, with fellow Australian Sam Griffiths down to ride Happy Times. There will be a stong continental contingent too, with Germany’s Bettina Hoy ... Read More

Eqclusive takes title sponsorship of Musketeer’s Cholmondeley Castle Horse Trials

eqclusive Equestrian on-line retailer Eqclusive has signed a deal to take the title sponsorship of Cholmondeley Castle Horse Trials.  Established in 2016 and the brainchild of Marta Kotonska, an ex-groom and entrepreneur, Eqclusive stocks a high quality and extensive range of products, including its flagship packs of brushes which have proved a runaway success. “Taking title sponsorship of an event is an exciting new step for Eqclusive. I believe that Cholmondeley Castle will be a great venue to meet both new and existing clients and raise awareness of our relatively new business,” explains Marta. “Our most recently sponsored event rider Ros Canter is ... Read More

Barbury secured for 2017

Barbury The St James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials will run in 2017, despite the venue being under new ownership.  Following the sale of the Barbury Castle Estate earlier this month by its previous owner Nigel Bunter to Chris Woodhouse, the Event Rider Masters team has been appointed to run the event in 2017, with Martyn Johnson as the event’s Director. The event will run from July 6-9th.  More than 1,000 horse and rider combinations, featuring some of the best riders in the world are expected to compete across the four days, with classes from Novice to CIC***, with Barbury’s natural amphitheatre providing ... Read More