Vote for equestrianism in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2016

This year, not one but two equestrian athletes have made it to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist: Olympic individual-gold medallist Nick Skelton and eight-time Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Christiansen. Both With 2016 having seen so many triumphs for British sport, however, the two riders face stiff competition for the prestigious accolade. The […]

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Coloured pony takes Royal International supreme title

For the first time ever, the Royal International pony supreme title has been awarded to a coloured contender. Lucinda Farmborough’s Tambrook My Destiny, who claimed the overall coloured title this summer, was voted in as the new supreme at the Showtime Ball, held last Saturday at Hickstead, West Sussex, home of the Royal International. Golden […]

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Celebrating Valegro, “one of the greatest creatures God created”

The Olympia Horse Show has released a video celebrating Valegro and his exceptional achievements. Valegro, A Horse in a Million looks back at the gelding’s glittering career through interviews with Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, groom Alan Davies and Claire Balding, among others. It is a fitting tribute to a horse for whom Olympia has always […]

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World’s best horse and pony breeds: the Connemara

On the harsh lunar landscape of Ireland’s Connemara coast, where a misstep would mean crashing to certain death on the rocks below, the country’s native ponies learned the sure-footed agility that would later make them superb hunters. These creatures were hardy, too, eking out a living from the bogs and desolate moorland. It is thought […]

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