Horse art goes on show

Love horses? Then get them into your home. The pick of Britain’s equestrian artwork, featuring oils, watercolours, pencils, chalks and sculptures, goes on show from Monday, August 31 to Tuesday, September 15 at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire. Organised by The Society of Equestrian Artists, The Horse in Art 2015 exhibition captures virtually every […]

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Pictures from the equestrian world: August 22 to 28

Give horses a go this September The British Equestrian Federation is launching its annual This Girl Can Ride campaign, which encourages women to take up or return to riding. The campaign starts with a national ‘Give Horses a Go’ day on Sunday 13th September when women can enjoy a free riding session at one of […]

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Revealed! The real purpose of tack and tools

Ever wondered about the real function of horse tack and yard tools? Here’s the equestrian glossary that tells it like it really is…. Bit: the piece of metal your pony likes to put his tongue over before he tanks off with you round the school. Bridle: complicated leather straps that, once you taken them apart for cleaning, […]

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Robert Walker rules at the National Supreme Hunter Championships

Robert Walker made the most of the new venue for the Alexander Horseboxes National Supreme Hunter Championships, held for the first time at Staffordshire County Showground. Walker praised the “superb new venue” and was delighted with View Point’s second place in the four-year-old section. But more was to come. The five-year-old Shroughmore Emperor headed his […]

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Arabian Queen springs a surprise

You’ll remember when last I wrote that Gleneagles’ participation in last week’s Juddmonte International Stakes at York was in doubt. Well, unsurprisingly, he didn’t run. So it was left to Golden Horn to complete his lap of honour, with his odds prohibitively short. Well, somebody forgot to tell 50/1 poke Arabian Queen! The battle-hardened mare […]

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Jeroen Dubbeldam bags gold in Aachen

Jeroen Dubbeldam completed a spectacularly successful FEI European Showjumping Championships for Holland by being crowned individual gold medallist in Aachen on Sunday. In doing so, the 42-year-old sealed a remarkable title hat trick of reigning European champion and world champion, plus past Olympic champion. Dubbeldam became the first rider since Frenchman Eric Navet 24 years […]

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Pictures from the equestrian world: August 15 to 21

British showjumpers secure Olympic qualification Ben Maher, Jessica Mendoza, Joe Clee and Michael Whitaker brought home the much prized ticket to Rio although they missed on the bronze medal by just 0.760 penalties at the European Championships in Aachen. View image | gettyimages.com Holland wins driving gold The Netherlands dominated the FEI European Driving Championships […]

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Holland wins in Aachen but Britain gains a ticket for Rio

Great Britain’s showjumpers made it a case of mission accomplished at the FEI European Championships in Aachen by securing prized qualification for next year’s Rio Olympics. Although the British team of Ben Maher (Diva II), Jessica Mendoza (Spirit T), Joe Clee (Utamaro d’Ecaussines) and Michael Whitaker (Cassionato) missed out on a bronze medal by just […]

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From social media to Olympia champion: meet the M&M pony who made it big

There can’t be many ponies — or horses, for that matter — who have qualified for the National Dressage Championships and Horse of the Year Show in the same season. What is more, Helen Skirton’s Moelview Prince Consort — by Moelview Chieftain out of Llangeitho Princess Royal — is just five years old and has […]

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