‘I’m pinching myself’: Nicola Wilson gains ground to land the CCI4*-S at Blenheim Horse Trials

Blenheim horse trials cross-country: Nicola Wilson wins the CCI4*-S on Coolparks Sarco
Nicola Wilson riding Coolparks Sarco in CCI4*-S during the cross country phase of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Brought to you by The Jockey Club held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, in the village of Woodstock near Oxford in UK between the 16-19th September 2021

The CCI4*-S had a dramatic conclusion as the leaderboard underwent a shake-up in an influential cross-country phase at Blenheim Horse Trials. Nicola Wilson took victory riding Coolparks Sarco, who jumped a double clear inside the time to move up from third after showjumping. Piggy March was second on Cooley Lancer, climbing from sixth, while Caroline […]

Blenheim horse trials: what times the leaders jump on the final day of action

Blenheim Horse Trials times: Pippa Funnell and Mayback jump clear across country
Pippa Funnell MBE riding Maybach in CCI 4*-Lduring the cross country phase of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Brought to you by The Jockey Club held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, in the village of Woodstock near Oxford in UK between the 16-19th September 2021

Showjumping times on the final day of action in the CCI4*-L at Blenheim Horse Trials have been released following the second horse inspection. Today (Sunday, 19 September) also features the cross-country for the CCI4*-S. The showjumping runs in reverse order, with 75 competitors due to jump. The first rider will showjump in the Palace Arena […]

Big crowds are back, dressage leaders prevail and a nasty wasp sting: 8 stories you need to read from Saturday’s action at Blenheim

Blenheim horse trials: Oliver Townend and Swallow Springs jump clear across country
Oliver Townend riding Swallow Springs in CCI 4*-L during the cross country phase of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Brought to you by The Jockey Club held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, in the village of Woodstock near Oxford in UK between the 16-19th September 2021

Today (Saturday, 18 September) featured the cross-country phase for the CCI4*-L and the showjumping phase of the CCI4*-S at Blenheim Horse Trials. Here are the highlights from the day’s action… The CCI4*-L dressage leader Yasmin Ingham remains at the head of affairs on the eve of the final showjumping phase, riding Banzai Du Loir. Read […]

‘I was stung by a wasp and couldn’t bend my hand‘: Blenheim Horse Trials rider defies the odds for emotional cross-country clear

Blenheim horse trials cross-country: Holly Needham and Forever Noble
Holly Needham riding Forever Noble in CCI 4*-L during the cross country phase of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Brought to you by The Jockey Club held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, in the village of Woodstock near Oxford in UK between the 16-19th September 2021

Holly Needham was emotional after steering Forever Noble (Fritz) home clear in the Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country phase. Holly has had a rocky season, with her other top horse, Hendrix, suffering a fatal injury at Bicton four-star in June. This week at Blenheim didn’t start brilliantly either, as Holly had an adverse reaction after being […]

‘He didn’t bat an eyelid’: Ros Canter holds third place to put pressure on the CCI4*-L leaders at Blenheim Horse Trials

Blenheim horse trials cross-country: Ros Canter and Lordships Graffalo
Rosalind Canter riding Lordships Graffalo in CCI 4*-L during the cross country phase of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Brought to you by The Jockey Club held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, in the village of Woodstock near Oxford in UK between the 16-19th September 2021

The leaderboard at the end of the Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country phase in the CCI4*-L class had a similar look to the dressage placings after the top-ranked riders largely took the track in their stride. Ros Canter produced a copybook round on the highly regarded Lordships Graffalo to put pressure on the leaders and frank […]

‘Winning would be nice, but it’s about his future Olympic chances’: Ros Canter retains lead in Blenheim Horse Trials young horse class

Blenheim Horse Trials showjumping: Ros Canter and Izilot DHI continue their lead in the young horse CCI4*-S
Ros Canter and Izilot DHI continue their lead in the young horse CCI4*-S

Ros Canter maintained her dressage lead in the Blenheim Horse Trials showjumping phase in the CCI4*-S on Izilot DHI with a clear round. There was a change from the dressage podium when third-placed Gemma Tattersall’s Flash Cooley knocked down two rails to drop to 17th, but Tom Jackson held on to second spot with a […]

Ros Canter retains her lead ahead of ‘tough’ cross-country in Blenheim Horse Trials’ young horse class

Blenheim Horse Trials dressage; Ros Canter and Izilot DHI
Ros Canter and Izilot DHI in the young horse CCI4*-S at Blenheim 2021.

The overnight leaders of the Blenheim Horse Trials dressage in the CCI4*-S class have held their ground as the second day’s (17 September) contenders failed to shake up the podium places. Ros Canter is still in the lead, on 26.6 with Izilot DHI, ahead of Tom Jackson (HH Moonwalk on 27.6) and Gemma Tattersall (Flash […]

‘She tried to boss me around’: Gemma Tattersall frustrated despite top-10 test at Blenheim Horse Trials

Blenheim Horse Trials dressage: Gemma Tattersall and Jalapeno
Gemma Tattersall and Jalapeno in the CCI4*-L dressage at Blenheim Horse Trials.

The leaders from the first day of Blenheim horse trials dressage have thrown down the gauntlet to their rivals. By lunchtime on the second day (17 September), only two riders had managed to infiltrate the overnight top six. The new Bicton CCI5* winner Gemma Tattersall was the first to make the breakthrough. She scored 28.7 […]

‘In my world I‘ve won my own little event’: Piggy March thrilled by young horse performance at Blenheim

Blenheim Horse Trials dressage: Piggy March and Cooley Lancer
Piggy March and Cooley Lancer in the dressage phase of the CCI4*-S at Blenheim Horse Trials 2021.

Piggy March was first into the ring on the second day of the CCI4*-S in the Blenheim Horse Trials dressage, riding Cooley Lancer. The Lancer Stud’s gelding won the six-year-old world young horse championships at Le Lion in 2019, and showed his mettle here in front of the Blenheim Palace to score 30.1 and go […]

‘He always rises to the occasion’: young riders turn heads on the second day of dressage at Blenheim horse trials

Rose Nesbitt and EG Michealangelo in the Blenheim Horse Trials dresage phase
Rose Nesbitt and EG Michealangelo in the dressage phase at Blenheim Horse Trials

Several young riders caught the eye during the early stages of day two (17 September) of Blenheim Horse Trials dressage action in the CCI4*-L. Rose Nesbitt, 24, with EG Michealangelo was the first to turn heads. This flashy bay with four white socks started extremely well, trending on 30. Although they slipped a bit towards […]