Double CCI**** winner Jonelle Price has been nominated for High Performance Sport New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year at the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards.
Ranked seventh in the FEI Eventing World Athlete rankings, Price was the winner of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in May with Classic Moet, and followed this up with victory at Luhmuhlen in June with Faerie Dianamo. She was also part of New Zealand’s World Equestrian Games squad where she finished in the top 20 with her Badminton winner.
The Halberg Foundation announced a record 93 nominations received across the ... Read More
Irish event riders were honour at the Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) medal reception following an outstanding year.
In September, the senior Irish Eventing team made history winning the World Championship silver medal whilst Padraig McCarthy won the individual silver medal at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, and in the process gained Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020.
Each of the Irish silver medal winning Eventing team - Sam Watson, Padraig McCarthy, Sarah Ennis and Cathal Daniels - were presented with specially commissioned trophies at the HSI medal reception while gifts were also given to the owners of the Irish WEG team ... Read More
In a long-term agreement, LONGINES will increase its engagement and act as Luhmühlen’s Title Partner in 2019.
In addition to the title partnership of Luhmühlen’s CCI5*-L competition (formerly CCI****) LONGINES has also committed to the title partnership of the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships.
The annual event, including the German Championships, will take place from June 16, with the venue hosting the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships for the sixth time from August 28 to September 1.
“We are immensely proud of this new contract and the ongoing and increased partnership with LONGINES for this very special year ahead of us and more ... Read More
The FEI General Assembly has announced that an eventing qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in
Tokyo will be held during Equestrian Festival Baborówko 2019
For athletes in Group C, which includes countries from Central and Eastern Europe, it is one of the two opportunities to qualify for the Olympics. The second qualifying competition takes place at the FEI European Eventing Championships at Luhmuhlen.
The qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be played out at the Polish event (23-26 May) as the CCI4*-L class. For the cross-country phase, competitors will contest a course approximately 6,000m ... Read More
The new status, along with its respective requirements and rules, will take effect January 1, 2019.
The proposition to alter the star system was accepted at the FEI General Assembly in 2017 but not effective until 2019. The new system states that CCI competitions will now be referred to as CCI-L (for long) while CIC competitions will become CCI-S (for short), whilst the existing levels are being increased by a single star – the existing One Star level becomes the Two Star level, the Two Star becomes the Three Star, the Three Star becomes the Four Star, and the CCI4* becomes ... Read More
Portugese event riders are set to benefit from the expertise of double Gold Olympic Gold medallist Sir Mark Todd.
The Portuguese Equestrian Federation (FEP), Sociedade Hipica Portuguesa (SHP), and the Portuguese Eventing Association (ACCE) have announced Joint Clinic the New Zealander as part of a series of events and changes planned by the ACCE and the FEP to improve the state of eventing in Portugal.
Mark Todd, Double Olympic Gold, Open European Champion and multiple times winner of both Badminton Horse Trials and Burghley Horse Trials, will work with 15 combinations on their flatwork in ... Read More
2018 marked the ninth Goresbridge Go for Gold sale, and since its inception it has become Ireland's Leading Select Event Horse Sale
Horses sold through the sale have gone on to reach the top of the sport. Cooley SRS, ridden by Oliver Townend, flew the flag when placed runner-up at Badminton, while the American based Copper Beach followed his CIC3* success in Plantation Fields with four-star completions at Pau and Rolex (2018). November Night, ridden by Ciaran Glynn, was clear at both Badminton and Burghley this year, whilst MBF Harley Rebel headed a massive ... Read More
After an exciting final day of jumping at the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day EvenHazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford were crowned the winners - their second victory at the CCI**** event.
The Southern Hemisphere’s only top-level eventing competition made history as it was the first time a combination had won the event for the second time and it was the first time that there has been an all-female top ten at this level of competition.
Katie Taliana took an early lead after the dressage scoring 31 penalties. Katie previously worked for Zara Tindall and ... Read More
The countdown has begun for the Goresbridge Go For Gold select event horse sale which, run by Ireland’s premier sport horse sales company, is due to take place on the 12th- 13th November.
With an unrivalled four graduates running at CCI4* level this year, and a further glut of winners in the three and two-star ranks, it has become a must attend event for riders and owners with ambitions to compete at the top level.
Previous graduates of the select sale included the superb Cooley SRS, who with Oliver Townend in the saddle, was ... Read More
Sarah Carles reports..
It was a win for Great Britain at the penultimate leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup series in Waregem.
On a team score of 86.4 penalties, the British team ranked second behind Germany on a score of 78.9 after the dressage. Solid show jumping performances from the Brits added just six penalties to their total to hold second place going into the final cross-country phase, with the German’s adding nothing to their score.
However the influential cross country saw faults from the leading Germany team which dropped them down to finish third, the GB team added a total of ... Read More