British five-star eventer recovering after emergency spinal surgery

Hazel Towers on Simply Clover at the Hildon Water Pond

Five-star event rider Hazel Towers is recuperating after emergency spinal surgery — and hopes to be competing again by the end of the season. The rider had to have spinous processes, projecting pieces of bone, removed from her lumbar vertebrae on Tuesday, 20 July, as a result of a fall from a young horse over […]

Change made to Australian Olympic eventing team after first trot-up

Australia's Stuart Tinney with Leporis during the first horse inspection at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Stuart Tinney ( AUS) riding Leporis during the 1st horse inspection for the Olympic Eventing Competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held at Equestrian Park in Setagaya-ku in Tokyo in Japan between the 23rd July and 8th August 2021

A major change has been made to the Australian Olympic eventing team since the first horse inspection at the Tokyo Games today (29 July). All the team’s horses were accepted at the trot-up, but the decision was then made that Stuart Tinney’s ride Leporis, owned by Stuart and his wife Karen, would not start the […]

No eventing dressage or cross-country to be shown live on BBC

Tokyo Olympics Equestrian Park
Tokyo Olympics Equestrian Park – trot-up strip before first dressage trot-up

THE Olympic eventing dressage and cross-country will not be available to view live on the BBC, as a result of the multi-million-pound deal with Discovery. Although the eventing showjumping, and the pure showjumping team and individual finals, will be aired on the BBC, as will tomorrow’s (28 July) dressage freestyle, which will decide the individual […]

Five years on, show’s rider size policy is making change

Competitors in a show ring at the Great Yorkshire Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. Picture date: Thursday July 15, 2021.

FIVE years on from the introduction of its rider weight limits, the Great Yorkshire Show (GYS) is seeing results – as no one was asked to dismount at this year’s event. The county show hit headlines in 2016 when it stated that anyone who weighed over 20% of their mount’s weight would be asked to […]