H&H’s eventing editor Pippa Roome: Records, young horses and fun in Avenches

The future’s bright for Britain after European Eventing Championships success, says Horse & Hound’s Pippa Roome

European Eventing Championships results 2021 individual podium

BRITAIN last held the Olympic, world and European titles at the same time in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The likes of Richard Meade, Mark Phillips, Mary Gordon-Watson (now Low) and Jane Bullen (now Holderness-Roddam) contributed to a gold run that lasted from the 1967 Punchestown Europeans until the 1972 Munich Olympics, with Britain […]

French anguish as two eventing European medals slip away: ‘I’m frustrated, but I look at my horse and say, what a week’

European Eventing Championships showjumping: Maxime Livio and Api Du Libaire
Maxime Livio and Api Du Libaire at the European Eventing Championships 2021.

Maxime Livio has spoken of his reaction after losing two medals in the European Eventing Championships showjumping today. The French rider was lying third individually going into the final phase, but he had to jump clear to retain his individual medal as well as the French team bronze. His 11-year-old grey, Api Du Libaire, was […]

Sarah Bullimore takes ‘emotional’ European bronze: ‘It’s taken me 10 years just to get here’

European Eventing Championships showjumping: Sarah Bullimore and Corouet followed this cross-country round with a showjumping clear
Sarah Bullimore and Corouet take individual bronze at the European Eventing Championships 2021.

Sarah Bullimore achieved a clear round today in the European Eventing Championships showjumping to move up from fifth overnight and take the individual bronze on her home-bred Corouet. The British rider said: “I feel emotional – it’s been quite a rollercoaster. Just to even get here [to a championship] has taken me 10 years. I’ve […]

Two top-20 contenders among six horses ruled out at eventing Europeans final trot-up, plus nervous moment for Britain

European Eventing Championships final trot-up: Lara de Liedekerke-Meier with Ducati D’Arville
Lara de Liedekerke-Meier with Ducati D’Arville at the European Eventing Championships 2021 final trot-up.

Six horses have been ruled out of the competition at or before the European Eventing Championships final trot-up. Finland’s individual, Sanna Siltakorpi, withdrew Bofey Click before the inspection. She lay 19th overnight. Dutch team member Jordy Wilken also did not present Burry Spirit (individual 53rd after cross-country). Two Belgian horses were sent to the holding […]

What time on Sunday do the Brits jump for medals at the European Eventing Championships?

European Eventing Championships showjumping times: Nicola Wilson will showjump last
Nicola Wilson with JL Dublin at the European Championships 2021.

With today’s cross-country action over, the European Eventing Championships showjumping times can now be approximately worked out. The final trot-up takes place at 9am local time (8am British time). The showjumping takes place in reverse order, by individual placing. The first session of showjumping starts at 11am local time (10am British time). The second session, […]

Ros Canter on her European Championships run-outs: ‘I think he was weary – and demoralised’

European Eventing Championships cross-country: Ros Canter and Allstar B
Ros Canter and Allstar B at the European Eventing Championships 2021.

Ros Canter has spoken about her two run-outs on the European Eventing Championships cross-country course today with her own and Caroline Moore’s Allstar B. The British rider, who was second after dressage, was going well with her world champion until the final water, when the 16-year-old horse seemed not to see the arrowhead in at […]

When do the Brits start? Check out the European Eventing Championships cross-country times

European Eventing Championships cross-country times: when will the riders tackle this course?

The European Eventing Championships cross-country times have been released for tomorrow’s action in Avenches, Switzerland. The cross-country action gets underway at 11am local time (10am British time) with the last rider scheduled to leave the start box at 4pm local time (3pm British time). Horses are generally starting at four-minute intervals, with five slightly longer […]

Ros Canter confirms Britain in team gold – and herself in individual silver – at eventing Europeans: ‘He lets me ride for every mark’

European Eventing Championships dressage: Ros Canter and Allstar B
Ros Canter and Allstar B at the 2021 European Championships.

Ros Canter has slotted into the individual silver position and confirmed Britain’s team gold place at the end of the European Eventing Championships dressage today in Avenches, Switzerland. After Ingrid Klimke’s superb test, the bar was set high for the final competitors, but Ros managed to come in on a score of 20.6, just 0.4 […]

H&H eventing editor’s blog: ‘The Olympics are a huge privilege, but for pure fun, this Europeans wins’

European Eventing Championships 2021: H&H’s Pippa Roome
H&H’s Pippa Roome at the European Eventing Championships in Avenches, Switzerland.

So far, the European Eventing Championships 2021 is proving dreamy. Let me explain. Firstly, the setting. Team H&H are staying in Murten, a beautiful little town on a lake, full of attractive buildings and lovely restaurants. My hotel – booked months ago, relatively cheaply – has exceeded any expectations, with a view of the lake, […]

A ‘terrifying’ course, a new name and British domination: 6 stories you need to read from Thursday at the eventing Europeans

European Eventing Championships dressage: Nicola Wilson and JL Dublin
Nicola Wilson and JL Dublin at the European Eventing Championships 2021.

It’s been a fantastic first day for Team GB as the European Eventing Championships dressage got underway in blazing sunshine in Avenches, Switzerland. Here are the six things you need to know about today’s action… 1. Nicola Wilson put in a superlative performance to lead overnight on Jo and James Lambert and Deirdre Johnston’s 10-year-old […]