Crowds, a proper test and a ‘Red Rum’ moment: riders reflect on Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L cross-country

Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country riders react

The crowds and time are proving to be two of the main talking points from riders at the mid-way stage of Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-S cross-country. Plenty of combinations have made the time, but the leaderboard is so close that any seconds over the optimum of 10 minutes 28 seconds are expensive. Jumping faults have been […]

Yasmin Ingham heads Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L leaderboard after blistering cross-country performance: ‘there was a huge amount of pressure’

Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country: Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir
Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir in the dressage phase at Blenheim 2021.

Yasmin Ingham and Piggy March continue their one-two domination over the CCI4*-L field following exceptional cross-country performances at Blenheim Horse Trials. Both riders were on course at the same time, in a world-class 10 minutes of cross-country action over David Evans’ testing course in the Oxfordshire parkland. “There was a huge amount of pressure,” said […]

Blenheim Horse Trials: Emily King takes early CCI4*-L lead on cross-country day – ‘he felt incredible from start to finish’

Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country: Emily King and Valmy Biats in the CCI4*-L
Emily King and Valmy Biats in the dressage phase at Blenheim Horse Trials 2021.

Emily King and Valmy Biats have rocketed into the lead in the early stages of cross-country day at Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L. Emily and the Event Horse Owners Syndicate’s 12-year-old gelding were fourth after dressage on their score of 27.2, rising up the leaderboard to hold the provisional top spot with a perfectly judged cross-country […]

Downton Abbey star and eventing owner Michael Fox: ‘I’m waiting for a job where I can ride on screen!’

Downton Abbey star Michael Fox at Blenheim Horse Trials
Downton Abbey star Michael Fox at Blenheim Horse Trials

Downton Abbey star and eventing owner Michael Fox was bursting with pride after watching his horse SRS Kan Do in the CCI4*-L dressage at Blenheim Horse Trials. This is the third time at Blenheim for “George”, ridden by Kylie Roddy. The 11-year-old VDL Arkansas son finished 16th in the young horse CCI4*-S as an eight-year-old […]

Young Brits impress, exciting new rides and all eyes on the jumping phases: 7 stories you need to read about Blenheim’s Friday dressage action

Blenheim Horse Trials dressage day two: what you need to know
Rose Nesbitt and EG Michaelangelo.

The dressage phase for both the CCI4*-L and the CCI4*-S at Blenheim Horse Trials is now complete – here are the seven things you need to know about today’s action… 1. Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir have retained their early lead to go into the CCI4*-L cross-country in provisional first Find out how the […]

Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L cross-country times revealed: set your alarms and get ready to watch

Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country times CCI4*-L revealed

The cross-country times for the CCI4*-L class at Blenheim Horse Trials have been released, with close to six hours of action over designer David Evans’ testing course scheduled for Saturday (18 September). Blenheim debutante Heidi Coy will be the first rider out the start box at 11am on Halenza, the first of her three rides […]

Tokyo Olympic gold medallists, reigning world champion and an eventing legend: hear from the sport’s elite who rocketed into Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L top 10 on Friday

Blenheim Horse Trials dressage results Friday: Pippa Funnell on Maybach
Pippa Funnell and Maybach in the CCI4*-L dressage at Blenheim Horse Trials 2021.

Two Tokyo Olympic gold medallists, reigning world champion Ros Canter and four-time Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L winner eventing legend Pippa Funnell rocketed into the top 10 on the second day of dressage (17 September). Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir remained untouchable in pole position following their spectacular performance between the white boards on the […]

‘The most exciting horse I’ve ever had the privilege of riding’: Yasmin Ingham holds her lead ahead of cross-country in Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L

Blenheim Horse Trials: Yasmin Inham and Banzai Du Loir hold their dressage lead
Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir

Yasmin Ingham and Piggy March continue their reign at the top of the Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L leaderboard to hold the first two places after the final dressage day (17 September). Blenheim CCI4*-L first timer Yasmin, 24, and her Paris 2024 prospect Banzai Du Loir top the standings ahead of the jumping phases on a […]

Tight at the top: young rider holds Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L overnight lead with less than a penalty separating top two

Blenheim Horse Trials dressage: Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir are day one overnight leaders
Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir are day one overnight leaders in the CCi4*-L at Blenheim Horse Trials.

Britain’s Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir have held onto the top spot in Blenheim Horse Trials’ CCI4*-L to head the overnight leaderboard after the first day of dressage (16 September). The top three combinations from this morning’s session have all retained their positions in the competitive feature class. It’s tight at the top, with […]

Take a peek at what Blenheim Horse Trials’ CCI4*-S cross-country course has in store for young equine stars

Blenheim Horse Trials: CCI4*-S cross-country course photos

The cross-country course for Blenheim Horse Trials’ CCI4*-S for eight- and nine-year-old horses focuses on testing and educating young equine stars on the rise, compared to the CCI4*-L, which is run over a longer course and is more a test of stamina. The format is also slightly different. The short format four-star has showjumping on […]