THE RIDERS SCENE

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WILL RAWLIN – First month of competition.

Competition reports Burnham Market Having missed competing in March it was good to finally get out competing during April - not without its challenges, but we seemed to have picked some good ones that managed to run with just loosing Burnham Market CIC** with The Partner and Sapey Novice with V.I.P Vino to the weather.   Burnham Market  Vinnie was feeling the best he has felt - and having not competed for a while due to injury I weirdly felt no pressure considering neither of us had competed at this level before. It was a big ask to go straight in to an advanced competition ... Read More

IN THE SPOTLIGHT – Flora Young

Flora Young, is a 23 year old Advanced event rider and Show jumper based Lincolnshire.  With big plans for 2018, we caught up with her to see how her season is progressing.  Flora has ridden since a young age, and it soon became clear that her future career would be working with horses.   As she recalls; “I was five when I started riding, at a tiny riding school in Hampshire. I can still remember my first ever time on a pony...although I can’t remember much about the pony. I was taken Read More

GB STUDENT RIDERS – Nations Cup Spain

Laura Simpson The day before heading off to Spain for the first SRNC of the 2018 season, the team of Harriet Deeming, Cameron Beer and myself headed for a last minute training session at Summerhouse Equestrian, giving us the chance to practice riding through the team test as a three before we arrived. Three minutes to get used to a new horse and practice riding together goes very quickly in the warm up, so it was great for us all to get our eye in before we left - riding three horses as a team together in a 20x40 arena is ... Read More

THE BE VOLUNTEER – Soggy trousers, red flags and daring pheasants

Monteberry and I have been rather busy the last couple of weekends and have got through a serious quantity of suncream… Firstly we packed up our kit and headed north to one of the most beautiful locations – Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire. Set in the stunning Peak District, this hugely enjoyable event did not disappoint.  Work rather got in the way of the kind invitation to the briefing in the stables on the Thursday night (I need to work out how to afford early retirement?!?) so we arrived early on Saturday morning for a brief briefing in ... Read More

Meet the Legendary Ramiro B – World No 4 Event Sire 

At 24-years-old Ramiro B is simply one of the undisputed kings of sport horse stallions around the globe. Showing precocious talent as a show jumper as a young horse, Irishman Edward Doyle produced him up to Grand Prix level before his successful breeding career finally took over full time. A Belgian Warmblood by Calvani, a son of Caretino, one of Germany’s top sires of all times, Ramiro B is the sire of Nations Cup Level Show Jumpers and 4* Eventers.  Being 40% thoroughbred he adds quality movement and jump and without fail passes on his willing and winning mentality, making him a very commercial choice for ... Read More

BADMINTON BUILD UP …5 Minutes with Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas, Event Director of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, talks about the emotion of Andrew Nicholson’s victory, the cancellation of traditional pre-Badminton events, checking the forecast and the challenges of getting the event set-up.   On Andrew Nicholson’s victory  “I had honestly given up hope for him. I mean, 36 completions and he’s been at it since 1984. I think he was so charming afterwards as he just said when I first came here I thought this couldn’t be all that difficult to win and I eventually found out it was. ... Read More

BADMINTON BUILD UP .. 5 Minutes with Harry Somerset…

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials have a new host in the recently acceded 12th Duke of Beaufort, Harry Somerset. Harry has always taken an active role in the Event and knows many of the team. He speaks about what it means to him and his family. On growing up with the event "My father used to compete in the competition in the 1950s so I’ve been coming to since I was six years old and vaguely understanding what the competition was all about. So it’s always been a very exciting part of ... Read More

BADMINTON BUILD UP .. 5 mins with first-timer Alexander Whewall

Alexander Whewall, a former winner of the Mark Todd Bridging the Gap scholarship, will be competing at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials for the first time with Chakiris Star. The pair were 19th on their four-star debut at Pau last Autumn and two years ago were crowned Smith & Williamson Intermediate Champions at the Festival of British Eventing.  In the run up to Badminton, we find out a little bit more about Alexander and Louis…. Tell us a little bit about your horse Chakiris Star?  Louis as he’s known at home, ... Read More

BADMINTON BUILD UP.. EWW’s takes a look at this year’s key contenders..

Sarah Carless.... Once again, the world’s best event riders are vying to for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials Trophy. Riders from 12 nations will be competing at the world-famous event so Eventing Worldwide takes a look at this year’s key contenders.  Winner in 2016, and second here in 2017, Michael Jung brings his double Olympic Champion partner, La Biosthetique Sam, for what is likely to be their last four-star competition. Their record in top competition speaks for itself and they are one of the most consistent pairings at this event with two seconds and a first in their three completions. They started ... Read More

BADMINTON BUILD UP… 5 Minutes with The British Horse Society

The British Horse Society (BHS) is the Charity of the Year at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018. Head of Fundraising, Tracey Casstles, talks about their work as a charity, their presence at Badminton and some exciting competitions involving their President, Martin Clunes.  On being the chosen charity  “We’re absolutely thrilled. When the event very first started the BHS was a beneficiary of it. So we real  history with the event and could not be more pleased to be part of it. I’m hoping we’ll be able to raise vital funds for the work ... Read More