‘I was hoping his balls would fall off’ and 11 other memorable championship quotes

With this year’s Olympics and Paralympics postponed and 2021 still shrouded in uncertainty, we can’t be the only ones missing the excitement and drama of a championship, where the very best stories unfold with emotional scenes and memorable interviews.

So to help fill the championship-shaped hole this summer, we have taken a deep dive back through Horse & Hound championship reports from the past four years to find some of the very best quotes dressage riders have given us… 

1. Edward Gal, 2019 Europeans At last year’s European Championships, the Netherlands’ Edward Gal had a difficult job on his hands with the macho stallion Zonik, who had to share with warm-up with a distracting number of mares. “He was wild with the mares in the warm-up — I was hoping his balls would fall […]

9 of the most memorable grand prix dressage freestyles of all time

With top level international competition still on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, we can’t be the only ones missing the magic of a truly great dressage freestyle performance. To help tide you over, we have rounded up some of the greatest, most memorable dressage freestyle performances of all time. Turn the volume up, and enjoy…

Charlotte Dujardin riding Valegro at London 2012.

We have rounded up some of the greatest, most memorable dressage freestyle performances of all time. Turn the volume up, and enjoy…

H&H interview: Irish dressage rider Kate Dwyer *H&H Plus*

Ireland’s dressage star tells Polly Bryan about her love for the part-bred Shire who’s winning at CDI5* and excitement at Ireland “joining the Olympic party”

– Doha, Al Shaqab
– 29 February 2020
– ph.Stefano Grasso/CHI Al Shaqab

Ireland’s dressage star tells Polly Bryan about her love for the part-bred Shire who’s winning at CDI5* and excitement at Ireland “joining the Olympic party”

The rise of para dressage *H&H Plus*

The sport has come a long way since the first equestrian Paralympics 24 years ago. Polly Bryan looks at the growing quality and popularity of para dressage

Great Britain take gold in the Para Dressage Team Competition at the Longines FEI European Championships 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden. From left to right: Susanna Hext (Grade III), Erin Orford (Grade III), Julie Payne (Grade I) and Sophie Wells (Grade V).
(FEI/Liz Gregg)

The sport has come a long way since the first equestrian Paralympics 24 years ago. Polly Bryan looks at the growing quality and popularity of para dressage

Meet top para dressage horse C Fatal Attraction *H&H Plus*

To continue our series on horses we can’t wait to see after lockdown, Polly Bryan finds out more about the para dressage world champion, who isn’t an easy ride, but dazzles in the arena

Sophie WELLS (GBR) riding C FATAL ATTRACTION in the grade V during the FEI Para Dressage Championships at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Centre, near Tryon North Carolina in the USA between 11th-23rd September 2018

To continue our series on horses we can’t wait to see after lockdown, Polly Bryan finds out more about the para dressage world champion, who isn’t an easy ride, but dazzles in the arena

‘It’s like taking your Nan round an obstacle course’: check out these fabulous ‘golden oldies’ still living life to the max

While all horses should be treated as individuals, there are many out there proving that getting older doesn’t have to mean slowing down. Check out this selection of horses and ponies aged 20 and above, who all still love to compete

1. Bodie, 29 “Bodie is known as Nanny McPhee on the yard as she only has about four working teeth and one often peeks out when she is excited! She has a real ‘get up and go’ attitude and absolutely loves jumping. Until five years ago I had never sat on a horse, but Bodie […]

‘Charlotte has paid me back for giving her Valegro’: Carl Hester reveals exciting new grand prix ride *H&H Plus*

Dressage legend Carl Hester has taken over the ride on one of Charlotte Dujardin’s horses, who he believes has potential to represent Britain at international championship level as soon as next year…

Carl Hester has revealed an exciting new grand prix ride that he hopes will be a prospect for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, alongside his own and Anne Cory’s Hawtins Delicato. You may also be interested in: