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Princess Cup 2018 – Eventing in the Land of Smiles

Clare Chamberlayne Bangkok is a crazy, eccentric, cultured city of contradictions. The Buddist culture preaches peace and harmony, yet it’s one of the noisiest busiest cities around. In amongst all this right in the heart of the city underneath the sky train, only ten minutes from one the worlds largest and most expensive, flamboyant shopping areas is the oasis of calm that is the home of Thailand’s cavalry. It is here on the exceptionally green grass and beautifully manicured lawns that you find one the most glamorous and extraordinary of equestrian shows. This is a ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Bicton (x)

Sarah Carless reports.... As the eventing season draws to a close, Bicton Arena was in a celebratory mood for its four-day international competition. The fixture follows the cancellation of its August event and acted as a replacement of the event scheduled to take place at Aldon. It attracted a line-up of top-class riders with a high number of entries across all of its classes. Helen Marsh and her stunning mare Disco Chick were the winners of the long format CCI* (Section A), a win that was all the more satisfying for Helen as she badly injured ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Horseheath (2)

Jenny Hawkes reports .. The final fixture to be held at Horseheath was a busy one to say the least; with 750 riders in 15 different sections, competing in classes ranging from BE80(T) to BE105. October’s event featured the BE105; this is the first time Horseheath have run a class at such a level, and with two different sections it proved to be a popular class! All competitors were quick to praise the organising team at Horseheath for their friendliness, fabulous organisation, and for a fantastic cross country course, built by Tina Ure. This event saw the introduction of the woodland glade ; ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Aston Le Walls

Rika Nile reports ... For the final time in 2018, Aston-Le-Walls had a busy two days of Eventing after holding their final affiliated fixture over the last weekend of October. A late entry to the season's calendar, Ann and Nigel Taylor and their team put on the event to substitute for those sadly lost over the course of the season - the additional event gratefully received by all competitors. Christina Wiederkehr started her season on a win and continued in the same form to finish the season in the same way. Taking the top spot in BE100 section H, Christina rode her ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – First-timer wins CCI**** at Pau

Sarah Carless reports ... Thibault Fournier was crowned the winner of the CCI**** winner at Les 4 Etoiles de Pau - his first attempt competing at the highest level of eventing. Riding the 12-year-old Siniani De Lathus, the 23 year-old French student is the youngest winner of the French event. Against some of the best riders in the world, he held his nerve on a tense final day of competition to take victory. World number one Oliver Townend headed the leader board after the dressage on Sally-Anne Egginton’s Cillnabradden Evo - the horse’s first four-star competition, with ... Read More

Klimke and King take victory at Le Lion

Sarah Carless reports .... Ingrid Klimke and Kitty King took top spots at the FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses 2018 at Lion d’Angers, France - a showcase for eventing superstars of the future. For the second consecutive year, the Irish Sport Horse Studbook won the overall title, decided by the best three scores of each Studbook in both categories. It was the performances of Emerald Jonny ridden by Great Britain’s Piggy French, Cooley Moonshine with America’s Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Universal Cooley with Britain’s Camilla Millie Dumas that decided the result when these three finished second, third and fourth ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Norton Disney

Bryony Skinner reports... After the cancellation of the Norton Disney horse trials in April 2018, organisers and competitors were delighted when the sun shone over the three days of the October fixture, providing perfect eventing conditions for what was the final event of the season for many riders. Over 595 combinations competed at the Lincolnshire event from Friday to Sunday; in classes ranging from BE80(T) to Novice, with the inclusion of a BE100 Regional Final, a BE100 under 18 section and a pony Open Novice section. Winner of the BE80(T) section D, Rachel Clark, had a ... Read More


Kc Hains reports ... The final fixture to be held at Lybrook Farm, Broadway for the 2018 season really did experience the highs and lows of the Great British Weather. Saturday brought with it a mild autumnal day, allowing for a great full day of competition in excellent conditions on expertly prepared ground. Multiple sections ran faultlessly throughout the day, with many riders enjoying the beautiful XC course built by Nigel Tabor, fully utilising the rolling Cotswolds hills. Saturday saw sections of BE90, BE80 (T) and BE100 completed. This included the pinnacle of grassroots ... Read More


Timmy Orritt reports ... Over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October, Bovington held their second event of the season, with sections running from BE80(T) up to Novice, incorporating Open sections and two Regional Finals at BE90 level, where the top 20% of competitors qualify to compete at the Mitsubishi Motors Cup held at Badminton in May. In Regional Final section K2, Sally Crane took the win on Florance, following their dressage of 25 and a double clear inside the time, with Harriet Gillam riding Milchem Las Vegas to second place with ... Read More


Ruth Gregory reports... Last weekened saw Oasby’s last event of the year. The Autumn event reminded everyone that winter’s drawing in; with the weather posing some challenging, very wet and bustry conditions. Despite, the team at Oasby, organised by BEDE events ,battled through to ensure that the weekend carried on and provided an exciting competition from BE90 to OI sections, with a class field filled some big names and up and coming eventing stars alike. Phoebe Locke, proved why she is one of the Uk’s most exciting future young riders, by dominating the event with a full house of double clears, four ... Read More