John Whitaker enjoys grand prix success: ‘It was a good feeling finally to win a class with this horse’ *H&H Plus*

Unick Du Francport gives John Whitaker a well-earned win, while Michael Duffy scores for the Irish in Spain, while Joe Stockdale impresses in Vejer de la Frontera

John Whitaker with Unick du Francport credit Vilamouraequestriancentre

CSI3* Atlantic Tour, week five, Vilamoura, Portugal John Whitaker and Unick Du Francport captured an elusive big-class victory when they produced the fastest of four double clears to claim the Atlantic Tour’s penultimate 1.50m grand prix. The 13-year-old gelding, who has been ridden by John since 2019, has been a consistent performer at this level, […]

British showjumping ‘tours’ added to 2021 calendar *H&H Plus*

As riders travelling abroad are facing difficulties owing to Covid and Brexit, British showjumping venues are planning longer ‘tours’. H&H finds out more from those involved

Isabella Rogers ridding Whinney Lass, winner of the Winter 128 cm Champion during The Longines Royal International Horse Show held at The All England Jumping Course in Hickstead near Burgess Hill in West Sussex in the UK between 23-28th July 2019

Two major UK venues have responded to rider demand by adding two-week show jumping “tours” into their scheduling this year. Continental spring and autumn tours have become increasingly popular with British riders, with hundreds heading out to Spain and Portugal to compete each season.

Former Cheltenham chairman and royal master of horse Lord Vestey dies aged 79

KING’S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Lady Celia Vestey and Lord Samuel Vestey accompany Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as they attend Sunday service at the church of St Mary in Flitcham near the Sandringham Estate on January 15, 2012 near King’s Lynn in Norfolk , England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)

“He was a great team with Lady Vestey and we will really miss them”