Master’s student lifts British Eventing’s Corinthian Cup – and finishes third too

Report by Sue Polley

Corinthian Cup results: winner Rio Hall riding Gorsehill Jewel
Rio Hall and Gorsehill Jewel on their way to winning the Corinthian Cup at Burgham.

Rio Hall, 23, dominated the 14-strong British Eventing novice restricted championship, taking first and third in the Corinthian Cup results with her two mares, Gorsehill Jewel and Georgie Girl, completing on 29.1 and 30.4 respectively. This championship for the Corinthian Cup is aimed at true amateur riders and was hosted at Hambro Horses Burgham International […]

Izzy Taylor and Monkeying Around crowned British Open champions at Burgham

Reporting by Sue Polley

Izzy Taylor and Monkeying Around on their way to becoming British Open eventing champions at Burgham

Izzy Taylor with her own and Mark Sartori’s Monkeying Around were crowned British open eventing champions at Hambro Sport Horses Burgham International. The pair headed a bumper 126-strong class, completing on their dressage score of 22.3. With the cancellation of the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park this year, Burgham stepped in to accommodate […]

‘The Brits pulled it out of the bag’: Peter Storr reviews the Olympic team dressage

Former championship team rider and a top level international judge, Peter Storr, reflects on the top combinations after the team competition in Tokyo, and shares his thoughts on the new Olympic competition format 

British dressage team kiss their bronze medals while standing on the podium in Tokyo

WOW, what an exciting Olympics this is turning out to be, at the halfway point with the team medals now decided. The standard seems to be getting higher and higher. My favourite up-and-coming star, who stole the show, was Sabine Schut-Kery with Sanceo. Although not so well known outside of the US, I’ve been lucky […]

Andrew Nicholson: Living the Swiss Olympic dream

Andrew Nicholson, multiple Olympic team medallist and Burghley and Badminton winner, reflects on Barbury as well as sharing his thoughts on going to the Olympics as cross-country coach to the Swiss eventing team, plus his predictions on who will win the medals in Tokyo

Barbury results 2021: Andrew Nicholson and Swallow Springs
Andrew Nicholson and Swallow Springs win the CCI4*-L at Barbury Horse Trials in July 2021.

I WAS very pleased to win three classes at Barbury Horse Trials – the CCI4*-S with Swallow Springs and two novice sections with a pair of six-year-olds, Erin and El Platanito. It’s a beautiful venue, and I can’t imagine there’s a better place to watch cross-country. I also had three working pupils competing there, as […]

Two ‘exceptional’ champions for the Waveney at the Great Yorkshire hound show

The East Anglian pack carries off both harrier titles, while the VWH and the North Cotswold triumph on foxhound day at the Great Yorkshire Show, as Frank Houghton Brown, Matthew Higgs and Andrew van Oostrum report…

Gt. Yorks Show Beagles/Harriers 13.07.21 Dog Harriers Championship Champ. Waveney -- ALSORT
The Waveney clinch the harrier dog championship with their smart Alsort.

Harriers: The Waveney do the double THE Waveney Harriers clinched both championships at the prestigious Great Yorkshire hound show with litter siblings Aldeburgh and Alsort, bred from their Peterborough champion Laughter 15. Laughter is the last remaining hound from an outstanding litter of four, all of whom had considerable success in the show ring as […]

Frankel – an incredible tale of an unbeaten horse and his legendary trainer

Of all Flat racing’s stars, Frankel surely shines the brightest. The unbeaten son of the late, great Galileo “sustained” his trainer Sir Henry Cecil as he reached the end of his life. Julian Muscat tells Frankel’s incredible tale…

Tom Queally riding Frankel wins The Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket 2010
NEWMARKET, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 16: Tom Queally riding Frankel wins The Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket racecourse on October 16, 2010 in Newmarket, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images)

Frankel was a racehorse for the ages, an equine comet who scorched the turf over which he galloped with a distinctive blend of power and grace. Yet he was only half of the story. Although the colt’s unblemished record speaks for itself, his tale is umbilically connected to the man who trained him. Sir Henry […]

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Horse insurance. We all know it’s important, but it’s hard to appreciate just how important, until you need it. What every horse owner can appreciate, however, is a horse insurance policy that doesn’t cost any more than it needs to.  If you’re wondering whether it’s possible to reduce your horse insurance premium, while still maintaining […]

It’s horses for courses in the working hunters at the Royal International

What does it take to win as a working hunter at the Royal International Horse Show? Ahead of the 2021 show, H&H’s showing editor Alex Robinson speaks to those who know the track best…

Louise Bell and Cruise Control in the lightweight working hunter champions at RIHS 2008

ALL artists go into their projects with a vision, and for course-designer Kevin Millman, the grassy, undulating turf of ring five at Hickstead, home of the Prenetics Royal International Horse Show (RIHS), provides the perfect canvas. “It’s a true hunting course over true hunting obstacles,” explains RIHS senior working hunter course-designer Kevin, who has been […]

Mike Bullen recalls the 1964 Tokyo Games where he received a medal for bravery

With just days to go to the Tokyo Olympics, event rider Mike Bullen reminisces about his own Games experience, something he “wouldn’t have missed for anything”, says Kate Green

Mike Bullen at his home - Borough Court with "Keen as Mustard"
Mike Bullen at his home – Borough Court with “Keen as Mustard”

WHEN the Olympic eventing competition appears on our screens this month, one man will be viewing it from a particularly interesting perspective. Along with James Templer, Mike Bullen is the last man standing from the British team that contested the 1964 Tokyo Games. Some memories remain vivid, others more patchy – and no wonder, for […]