‘I know I’m not good enough, but we have an amazing bond’: Meet the 24-year-old horse who jumped clear around Bicton four-star *H&H Plus*

His owner/rider, 49-year-old Cathi Osmond-Smith, tells the fascinating story of Pedro, a Dutch-bred gelding with a heart of gold…

Bicton Horse Trials
Cathi Osmond-Smith and Pedro V at Bicton Horse Trials Credit: Peter Nixon

Whoever said “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” clearly hadn’t met 24-year-old event horse, Pedro V. For last weekend Pedro jumped a beautiful clear around the CCI4*-S cross-country track at Bicton Horse Trials, supported by Chedington, and he didn’t start his eventing career until he was 12. Here, his owner/rider, 49-year-old Cathi Osmond-Smith, […]

Nicola Wilson, Tom McEwen and Bubby Upton are all celebrating after Bicton victories

Bicton Horse Trials results

Nicola Wilson was victorious in the CCI4*-L at Bicton Horse Trials, supported by Chedington. She jumped clear inside the time allowed on JL Dublin in the final showjumping phase. Find out how Nicola Wilson reacted to winning the CCI4*-L Ros Canter finished second in this section on the exciting nine-year-old, Lordships Graffalo, finishing 1.9 penalties […]

Tom McEwen is victorious in Olympic selection trial CCI4*-S at Bicton *H&H Plus*

Find out how this dramatic class at Bicton Horse Trials unfolded on cross-country day today…

Bicton Horse Trials cross-country

Just 7.7 penalties separated the top 10 finishers in the CCI4*-S at Bicton Horse Trials, supported by Chedington, today (13 June). But it was Tom McEwen, who had led after the showjumping phase aboard Fred Barker, Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Alison McEwen’s incredibly consistent Toledo De Kerser (pictured) who took the victory. The pair […]

Horse fatally injured on cross-country at Bicton

The gelding was competing in the CCI4*-S class when the accident happened while going across country

Holly Needham riding HENDRIX in CCI-S 4* Section C1 during the cross country phase of the Chedington Bicton International Horse Trials held at Bicton Arena near East Budleigh in Devon in the UK on the 13 June 2021

Hendrix, owned and ridden by Holly Needham, has been put down after a fatal accident today (13 June) at Bicton Horse Trials, supported by Chedington. The nine-year-old gelding (pictured prior to the incident) was competing in the CCI4*-S class when the accident happened while going across country. A statement released by Bicton this afternoon said: […]

It’s all to play for on the final day of Bicton’s CCI4*-L: here’s the course they will have to conquer *H&H Plus*

Forty-six horses come forward to the final showjumping phase of the Bicton Horse Trials, supported by Chedington. One horse was withdrawn after the cross-country and but all that were presented at this morning’s vet inspection were passed fit to continue in the competition. The showjumping course at a maximum height of 1.20m consists of 12 […]

CCI4*-S showjumping at Bicton proves influential with a 6% clear round rate: big names drop down the leaderboard *H&H Plus*

Find out how the showjumping phase unfolded in this super-hot CCI4*-S section at Bicton Horse Trials

Tom McEwen and Toledo De Kerser at Badminton in 2018

The showjumping in the CCI4*-S section at Bicton Horse Trials, supported by Chedington, proved incredibly influential today (12 June). The top 10, which included a number of British Olympic longlist combinations has undergone a complete reshuffle. Now leading the way is Tom McEwen aboard Toledo De Kerser, owned by Fred Barker, Penny Barker, Jane Inns […]

All change as British Olympic longlist pairs tackle CCI4*-S showjumping at Bicton *H&H Plus*

Find out how a dramatic morning of showjumping has unfolded at Bicton today (12 June)

Tom McEwen and Toledo De Kerser
Tom McEwen and Toledo De Kerser showjumping at Badminton 2018.

The super-hot CCI4*-S section at Bicton Horse Trials, supported by Chedington, has been action packed in the showjumping phase after the first half of competitors have jumped. Read the full report from Bicton in the 17 June issue of Horse & Hound magazine and keep checking back to horseandhound.co.uk for further updates and insight You […]