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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 – International round up from Boekelo and Strzegom

Sarah Carless reports ... Boekelo Great Britain clinched the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series 2018 crown - the third time since the competition began in 2012. Great Britain headed into the final leg at Boekelo trailing France by ten points so it was all to play for in the CCI*** long format competition. And with a second place Great Britain crept ahead of France, who finished in seventh place, to win on a total of 570 points. France finished in second place with 540 points and Germany third with 420 points having won the team competition ... Read More

GORESBRIDGE GO FOR GOLD – Looking For Your Special Event Horse ?

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

2019 TO BE THE FINAL YEAR OF MITSUBISHI MOTORS SPONSORSHIP

Mitsubishi Motors is to end its sponsorship of Badminton Horse Trials with the 2019 event being the final time the car giant acts as title sponsor. After a record-breaking twenty eight years as title sponsor, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has decided to withdraw after the 2019 Event. Since 1992, it has played an enormous role in maintaining the prestige of this ultimate test of all round horsemanship. Badminton celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019 and recently has had year-on-year record attendances with 185,000 spectators during this year’s competition. Rob Lindley, Managing Director at Mitsubishi Motors ... Read More

ET-AUCTION

Dutch Eventing Stables is proud to present the first auction of eventing foals in the Netherlands. A collection of 10 foals and 1 embryo will be sold via on-line platform ET-AUCTION.  The complete collection will be presented on Friday 12thof October at 5 pm at the VIP Area of the  CCIO3* event Military Boekelo. www.military-boekelo.nl. This session ‘meet the breeders’ will not only give a great insight in the special quality of each foal, represented by their breeders, but will also give the (potential) buyers an opportunity to ask questions and make an ... Read More

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) has been called by British Eventing….

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) has been called by British Eventing after a petition was submitted by a small number of members expressing no confidence in the Chairman and Chief Executive. The meeting was been called as a result of 107 members signing the petition. Under its Articles of Association, British Eventing has a duty to hold an EGM if 100 signatures are submitted. The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on Monday October 22nd 2018 at Stoneleigh. The Chairman of the meeting will be Mr Guy Prest. The EGM has to be held within a specified period of time and British ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – London Capital and Finance Osberton International

Georgia Dixon reports .... As we head into the final month of the eventing season, many people finished on a high at the London Capital and Finance Osberton International – one of the biggest events on the calendar; competitors travelled from all over the UK to compete at the prestigious event. The Nottingham-based event is home to the four and five year old young horse classes as well as the YH* and YH** Championships. Alongside the baby horses, many horse and rider combinations contested the long format CCI* and CCI** classes over the week. As well as fantastic talent and riding, Equestrian ... Read More

OSBERTON HORSE TRIALS – Equestrian of Sport in Aid of JONTY EVANS

The London Capital & Finance Osberton Horse Trials evening entertainment is hotting up with the teams announced for the 2018 Equestrian of Sport. Hosted by BEDE Events, in its third year at Osberton, Equestrian of Sport will this year be in aid of Olympic Event rider Jonty Evans and his rehabilitation. This year 80 lucky guests will have the opportunity to watch team GB battle it out against the rest of the world to be titled this years champions. Captaining team GB this year is international event rider Matt Heath. Matt will be joined by ... Read More

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