Laura Tomlinson: Olympic judges, please mark what you see, not who you see

World, European and Olympic medallist, Laura Tomlinson, shares her hopes and predictions for the Tokyo Olympics

AAA with Laura Tomlinson Rose of Bavaria at her yard; Cranmore Farm, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire in the UK, on the 17th March 2020

I’M writing this column while on the way to Deauville CDI in France with my two grand prix horses, and it’s great to have Lara Butler back in the gang this time. Her ride, our home-bred Kristjan, is returning to action after having problems with his feet earlier in the season. My top horse, Rose […]

Laura Tomlinson: ‘Logistics are threatening our dreams’ *H&H Plus*

Laura Tomlinson discusses a timely call-up, and being inspired by family

AAA with Laura Tomlinson Rose of Bavaria at her yard; Cranmore Farm, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire in the UK, on the 17th March 2020

I thought that I would be talking about having had a frustrating end to my short-lived 2021 campaign. My top horse, DSP Rose Of Bavaria (Betty), was late to get out competing after a six-month gap, then I went to Compiègne and had two cautious and fairly average rides. There, I was still feeling the […]

Laura Tomlinson: ‘What happened was totally unnecessary’ *H&H Plus*

Laura Tomlinson on paperwork headaches and a late start to the season

LAURA TOMLINSON - ROSE OF BAVARIA

SINCE last writing my column, I have travelled to two international competitions with my up-and-coming grand prix horse Fallatjin. The first was in Belgium at the end of April, the second here in the UK. The latter was, of course, far easier, so thank you to all involved in putting on the CDI3* at Wellington […]

Laura Tomlinson: ‘We owe much to our female trailblazers’ *H&H Plus*

Laura Tomlinson reflects on the life of Prince Philip, and gender equality

AAA with Laura Tomlinson Rose of Bavaria at her yard; Cranmore Farm, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire in the UK, on the 17th March 2020

FIRSTLY I would like to add my heartfelt condolences to the royal family, and pay a small tribute of my own to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. What a life he led and what a legacy he has left behind, in the equestrian community and other spheres. As a keen sportsman and equestrian himself, […]

Laura Tomlinson: ‘Ring rustiness is a reality for us all’ *H&H Plus*

Laura Tomlinson on preparing mentally for the restart of competitions

LAURA TOMLINSON - ROSE OF BAVARIA

WITH the amount of coverage the topics of Brexit and coronavirus have had recently, and their impact on competing, I want to focus my column on getting back to competition from a more practical standpoint. Those readers who have had children will understand a little more about coming back from a competition break, though of […]

Laura Tomlinson: Will foreign competitors return to the UK? *H&H Plus*

Laura Tomlinson on Brexit problems and whether Tokyo should go ahead

Laura Tomlinson Laura Tomlinson Pamina feature shoot - Eastington House, Ampney St Peter, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom - 28 October 2014

With Brexit now a reality, travelling horses to compete in Europe has become an expensive, severe pain, with ridiculous hoops to be jumped through. British Equestrian has estimated that travel costs have increased by 220 to 320% depending on whether you use the Eurotunnel or the ferry. The journey time to Europe is also hard […]

Laura Tomlinson: ‘Accept the things we cannot change’ *H&H Plus*

Laura Tomlinson discusses positive January goal-setting amid the gloom

AAA with Laura Tomlinson Rose of Bavaria at her yard; Cranmore Farm, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire in the UK, on the 17th March 2020

Happy New Year first and foremost, although with the Covid-19 pandemic dragging on and, as I write, three-quarters of the nation in tier four, the first week of the year has lost a little of its usual magic. Certainly, the prospect of “dry January”, “Veganuary” or “sugar free” January are all looking rather bleak and […]

Laura Tomlinson: we must continue to make do *H&H Plus*

Laura Tomlinson on pulling herself together, taking time out for hedge-hopping, a spot of polo and reasons to be excited for the last remaining weeks of 2020

AAA with Laura Tomlinson (with her second horse during the shoot) at her yard; Cranmore Farm, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire in the UK, on the 17th March 2020

As I write this piece, I am already starting to have to pull myself together and not let the dreary November weather and the shorter days have a negative effect on my mood. Luckily, there are some great events coming up that really are something to look forward to. The “TRT Live Worldwide” is taking […]