EVENT REPORTS

Up to date reports of UK events from Grassroots to 4*, with photos from our talented team of photographers.

EVENT RIDER MASTERS – Jardy

Sarah Carless British rider Alexander Bragg tasted his first victory in the Event Rider Masters series at the Jardy International Eventing Show with his long-time partner Zagreb. The pair’s previous best result in the series was third place at the Festival of British Eventing in 2017. But smashing their personal best of 27.6 set at Barbury 2017, Bragg and Zargreb scored 23.6 for a narrow lead of 0.3 penalties ahead of Karim Laghouag and Entebbe de Hus. And it was a lead they never let go of. Speaking after his dressage said, “Zagreb is feeling great after his summer break, things didn’t quite ... Read More

EVENT RPEORTS – Upton House

Rika Nile reports .... Upton House Horse Trials attracted a huge entry for its midweek event, which saw classes run over their BE100, Novice and Intermediate courses. This year organisers opted to omit the BE90 to allow for more space in the bigger classes. Despite this, the popularity of the Oxfordshire event was shown after 168  Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Bicton Arena

Millie Wain reports ... Bicton Arena's second British Eventing fixture took place on 7th-8th July with classes ranging from BE80(T) to Novice over 17 sections. The event was supporting Eventing Worldwide's #weargreenforjonty campaign, with one of the cross country fences being dedicated to the cause. Joanne Binns and her own homebred Bright N Breezy II took the top spot in BE80(T) section F, completing on their dressage of 32.3 penalties. Eventing Worldwide spoke to Joanne after her win and she told us: "I am new to British Eventing and have only managed a couple of events due to lameness last year. Breeze ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Twesledown (3)

Sarah Carless reports.... Tweseldown’s third British Eventing fixture of the year was well supported, with more than 600 combinations competing across the three days of competition. Lucy Goodey came to Tweseldown off the back of a win at Offchurch Bury with Lady Guinevere Elm. And they repeated that victory in BE90 Section C. Lucy, who runs a livery yard on the outskirts of Buckingham says eight-year-old Lotty has a very cheeky side. Lucy told Eventing Worldwide; “She is just learning to control her cheekiness, and really starting to show what she is capable of. It felt ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials

Sarah Carless reports... Australian event rider Chris Burton stamped his authority on this year’s St James Place Barbury Horse Trials walking away with three victories to his name.  Riders from 21 nations and around 1,000 horses were in action across the four days of top class competition with entries including the world number one and number two riders in Oliver Townend and Gemma Tattersall.   But it was the Australian who dominated the event. His most impressive win came aboard Lawtown Girl in Novice Section F. The led from start to finish having scored 14.5 in the dressage with faultless ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Carlile reigns as King of Barbury

Sarah Carless reports... Thomas Carlile gave a Barbury masterclass to repeat his victory of 12 months ago in the Event Rider Masters. Riding Upsilon, the pair led from the start to pick up their third win in the series; as well as winning at this event in 2017, they also won at Blenheim Palace in 2016.  It was a cross Atlantic affair following the dressage, with American Liz Halliday-Sharpe and France’s Thomas Carlile tying for the lead on a score of 24.9. Halliday-Sharp scored one of the few 9s that were awarded during the day with ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Aske

Millie Wain reports.... Aske Horse Trials in North Yorkshire held classes ranging from BE90 to Intermediate level and there were over 375 entries across 18 sections.  Rebecca Patricia Baggs took first place in BE90 section J with Minstrels Quest. The pair was one of three combinations in the section to complete on their dressage score, which was 31.5 penalties. Second place went to Rebecca Mann and Ernie The Milkman with a score of 32.7 and in third place was Erika Sjostrom with GHF On The Button.  Section L of the BE90 was won by Jade Pitt ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Great Witchingham International (2) 

Sarah Carless reports.... The second of Great Witchingham’s British Eventing fixtures proved as popular as event with competitors competing in classes from BE80(T) up to CIC*.   In the same week that Imogen Murray was announced as a long list reserve for Equestrian Team GBR’s World Equestrian Games squad, she claimed victory in the CIC* class at Great Witchingham International - her first international win.  She took victory riding I’ve Dun Talking in a very competitive section. Imogen commented: "A first International win seems a long time coming. What she lacks for in ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Chepstow

Sarah Carless reports ... It may have been scorching at Chepstow but it didn’t stop more than 360 combinations from participating in a weekend of eventing action.  Chepstow was one of the many events to encourage competitors to #WearGreenForJonty, a campaign to raise money for The David Foster Injured Riders Fund,with many riders and volunteers opting to wear something green for the day.   Thank you so much to everyone that supported the campaign and bought Polo Shits and Wristbands we raised a fabulous £732.00 for the David Foster Injured Riders Charity. It was a worthwhile trip for riders from Devon and ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Brightling

Lewis Church reports.. With two international classes and national classes from BE90 to Novice it was a bumper weekend of eventing action at Brightling Park International Horse Trials.  The popular East Sussex event hosted both a CIC* and CIC** class which attracted more than 12 entries between them.  It was a successful weekend for Matthew Heath in the CIC** (Section M). Not only did he take victory on Aloha, but he also too third place with Sportsfield Lord Livesey. On his winning mount he scored 30.9 in the dressage and with one of the fastest rounds across the country, adding ... Read More