Pumphill ponies make their mark at the Royal International Horse Show

Pumphill ponies are set for world domination — or, at least, Hickstead domination. Nine Pumphill Dartmoors have qualified for this year’s Longines Royal International Horse Show, collecting a total of 15 tickets. So far three have been in the ribbons. Pumphill Rasputin, ridden by Morgan Starkie, was second in his mountain and moorland young riders […]

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Belgium nabs its first Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup at Hickstead

Di Lampard made no attempt to hide her disappointment after Britain’s showjumpers finished a disappointing sixth in the Hickstead leg of this season’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series. Despite a sizzling double clear from London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Ben Maher on Diva II, Britain could make little impact on the leaderboard as the team […]

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Michael Whitaker shines at the Royal International Horse Show

British star Michael Whitaker hailed a “very brave and very careful” Quelbora Merze after the combination claimed a stylish feature class victory at Hickstead’s Longines Royal International Horse Show on Thursday. Whitaker has only been riding the 11-year-old chestnut gelding since March, but they emerged victorious from a 53-strong field to take the Bunn Leisure Trophy […]

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Login Lucky Lad triumphs at the Royal International Horse Show

Michaela Wood landed the prestigious supreme skewbald and piebald ridden championship at the Longines Royal International Horse Show on Tuesday with her 10-year-old Login Lucky Lad. During the “coloured day” at Hickstead — the first day of the show, which runs until Sunday, August 2 — she and Lucky did a bit of giant killing […]

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Dressage debrief: Predictions for Aachen’s European Championships

Just two weeks before the European Dressage Championships in Aachen — the last major championship for British contenders before the Olympic Games in Rio next year. How the time has flown by since London 2012! London marked a major milestone in dressage history when the British team won gold — an extraordinary feat that, just […]

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Scott Brash takes the lead in the Longines Global Champions Tour

British showjumping’s impressive strength in depth came to the fore as this year’s London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour provided pulsating entertainment. Although British riders did not make it a hat-trick of London grand prix wins following victories for Ben Maher in 2013 and Scott Brash last year, they could hardly have gone […]

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