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Great Britain claims double Gold in Tryon

Sarah Carless ..  In a dramatic finish to the Mars Inc Eventing competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 Tryon, Great Britain claimed honours in both the Team and Individual standings with Ros Canter being crowned champion.  The final show jumping phase – which had to be postponed by a day due to heavy rainfall on Sunday – caused problems throughout the field and made for an exciting climax to the 2018 World Equestrian Games.  Great Britain’s victory comes off the back of their European team title in Strzegom last year, and thus secures their qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Their final ... Read More

WEG – Britannia Rules …

Sarah Carles... Great Britain sit in Gold medal position following a day of world class cross country action and shocks. Whilst many of the competitions favourites dropped out of contention, the British riders held their nerve, with all four riders coming home clear, and inside the time, with the team remaining on their first phase score of 80.8, taking a 9.2 penalty advantage into the show jumping. First to go under the orders of the cross country starter was Gemma Tattersall and The Soul Syndicate’s 15 year old gelding Arctic Soul, who put in the perfect pathfinding round to come home inside the ... Read More

WEG DAY 2 – Germany’s request to retain the team and individual Eventing world titles gathered pace….

Germany’s quest to retain the team and individual Eventing world titles gathered pace in record breaking fashion on another thrilling action-packed day at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 on Friday. German challenger Julia Krajewski not only held her overnight lead with Chipmunk FRH after the second day of dressage, but her closest challenger emerged as team-mate and reigning European champion Ingrid Klimke. Klimke delivered a trademark display that oozed star quality on SAP Hale Bob OLD, posting a score of 23.3 penalties to trail Krajewski by just 3.4 penalties heading into Saturday’s cross-country phase. “I am very happy,” Klimke said. “He ... Read More

Sam Griffiths sadly withdraws Paulank Brockagh from the Australian Eventing Team going to the FEI World Equestrian Games

It is with regret that Team Griffiths Eventing must announce that Sam Griffiths is withdrawing Paulank Brockagh from the Australian Eventing Team going to the FEI World Equestrian Games. “Brocks sustained a minor injury in her final preparations and will not be fit to travel.” “She will recuperate and then be prepared for Badminton 2019. Sam and Team Griffiths wish the Australian Eventing Team the very best of luck,” said Sam Griffiths. The withdrawal has meant that 30-year-old Emma McNab has received the call up to replace Sam on the Australian Eventing Team for next month’s FEI World Equestrian Games. She will compete with ... Read More

Australian eventing team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games….

Sam Griffiths and his former Badminton winner Paulank Brockagh have gained selection for the third championship team in a row with the announcement of the Australian eventing team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games. The team of five has vast Championship experience with all athletes having previously competed in at least one World Equestrian or Olympic Games. The five riders who represent Australia at Tryon are: · Chris Burton and Cooley Lands – owner Kate Walls · Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh – owners Steve & Dinah Posford, Jules Carter and Sam Griffiths · Andrew Hoy and ... Read More

Netherlands name squad for WEG

The Netherlands has named its eventing squad for the at the World Equestrian Games (WEG).   After national coach Bettina Hoy previously announced a selection of six riders, she has now determined her final choice.  At the end of July, the Dutch selection was announced. But because there was still much uncertainty about the length of the cross-country course, Hoy wanted to wait to make her final choice. Based on the knowledge that the cross country course will remain the length as planned, competition results, training and veterinary findings, Hoy has chosen her selection:  Read More

Irish riders win big at Camphire International Horse Trials 

Irish event riders claimed victory in the two big classes at Camphire International Horse Trials over the weekend.  Cathal Daniels climbed from overnight second to win the Sema Lease CCI3* with Sammy Davis Junior. Daniels finished with four penalties in the final show jumping phase, and when leader New Zealand’s Tim Price had two fences down with Ascona M, Daniels took winner’s trophy. Price finished second with Kincooley Cruising with Ascona M dropping to third.  Irish riders also dominated the final standings in the Cahervillahow CIC3*, with Padraig McCarthy leading from start to finish to claim victory. McCarthy and ... Read More

Great Britain’s Chef de Mission announced for WEG 2018

The British Equestrian Federation has today confirmed that British Eventing Chief Executive, David Holmes, will be the Chef de Mission for Great Britain at the upcoming World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, USA (11-23 September 2018). With previous experience in this role at a WEG, with the Italian delegation in 2010, David has a wealth of knowledge of the FEI disciplines, and will take-up the role in early September, travelling out just prior to the Opening Ceremony. Chief Executive of the BEF, Nick Fellows said; “Following the departure of the BEF’s Performance Director earlier this year, we have been looking closely ... Read More

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 countdown is underway!

There's no event quite like it! The FEI World Equestrian Games™ is the pinnacle of equestrian sport and today marks two months to go to the opening ceremony for Tryon 2018! With an anticipated 1,000 athletes, 1,500 horses and 500,000 spectators from more than 70 countries scheduled to attend, this edition will be one of the biggest sporting events on US soil this year and will attract an expected on-site audience of over 500,000. The eighth edition of the Games is generating huge excitement at the prospect of the world’s best partnerships from across all ... Read More