Meet the world’s most expensive horses

In certain disciplines, such as show jumping, dressage and racing, the best horses in the business can fetch eye-watering amounts of money. Dressage legend Totilas, for example, was purchased by Paul Schockemohle for an estimated $21 million back in 2010. Considering how the black stallion’s career went downhill afterwards, perhaps it didn’t turn out to […]

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Calm before the Cheltenham storm

One of the enduring appeals of racing is the rhythmic, seasonal repetitiveness of the programme. It doesn’t matter how long you can be away, be abroad, be distracted; you will one day return to consciousness by checking the date and realising the proximity of the next major meeting. “Ah, must be less than a fortnight […]

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Hartpury joins CIC3* Grand Slam

British eventing number-one Oliver Townend has hailed the CIC3* Grand Slam a “strong motivator” for the coming season. After the success of last year’s inaugural competition, Shearwater Insurance and Tri-Star Eventing have announced the return of the Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam and, this year, the series has a new jewel in its crown — […]

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Ponies Association changes the 2017 Summer Championships

A fixture described as “the best show ever” will take new shape this year as Ponies Association (UK) has announced that its Summer Championships will be amalgamated with the 2017 Winter Championships at Bury Farm. Although an email message appeared to state that “council have decided not to organise a Summer Championships in 2017, all […]

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