Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos join BHS Hall of Fame

Scott Brash and Hello Sanctos are arguably the greatest combination British showjumping has ever seen, winning Olympic gold, European gold, the Rolex Grand Slam and successive Global Champions Tour titles. So it should come as no surprise that they have been recognised by the British Horse Society in its equestrian hall of fame. The BHS […]

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Top ten Christmas gifts for your horse

You’ve ordered the turkey, booked tickets to Olympia and you’re already wearing that all-important festive jumper – the countdown to Christmas has officially started. But wait, have you purchased your horse’s Christmas present? If not, here are some suggestions to make sure he’s not left out on the big day: 1. Wax on, wax off […]

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Equestrian sports may change format at the Olympics

Changes to the Olympic equestrian competitions in time for Tokyo 2020 moved a step nearer during the recent FEI General Assembly in Puerto Rico, where potential future formats for showjumping, dressage and eventing were put forward. As FEI President Ingmar De Vos commented; “Olympic agenda 2020 is a driving force, but we already knew that […]

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Veteran Olympia supreme pony dies at 25

Three-times Olympia veteran supreme Murrum Park Phantom has died at the age of 25. ‘Phanty’ was a phenomenal pony who had enjoyed a stellar dressage career in Australia before coming to England in 2006. “Yesterday [23 November], Phanty danced his way to pony heaven,” said owner Kate Marfleet. “Ribbons aside, he brought so many friends […]

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Hennessy Gold Cup highlights

This coming Saturday sees the most long-standing sponsorship in racing — the Hennessy Gold Cup — return to Newbury in what looks likely to be an outstanding event. The Hennessy holds a special place in the affections of National Hunt fans, for whom March’s Cheltenham Festival is not solely the be all and end all […]

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Jessica Mendoza is the Longines Rising Star of 2015

British showjumper Jessica Mendoza’s stellar year has culminated in her being named Longines Rising Star of 2015 in the annual FEI Awards. But the 19-year-old’s continued prominence amid the top echelons of world showjumping remains no surprise for the woman who gave her a golden opportunity to shine at the highest level this year — […]

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