Robert Whitaker wins Arena UK Major grand prix on stallion bred by his famous father

John Whitaker provides son Robert with a new superstar, while Charlie Dawson survives a heart-stopping moment to claim the 1.20m at the Arena UK Major Showjumping Championships

Robert Whitaker riding Vermento in the grand prix at the Arena UK Major Showjumping Championships

ROBERT WHITAKER landed his fourth Arena UK major grand prix title by a fraction with Vermento, a stallion son of Argento and bred by Robert’s father, John, at Arena UK Major Showjumping Championships, Lincs (20-26 September). “I brought him here to gain experience. The track was tricky but it was great learning for him – […]

‘I’m the happiest man in the world’: World number one wins first leg of €1million Rolex Grand Slam in Aachen

Aachen grand prix: Daniel Deusser rides Killer Queen to take the win
GER-Daniel Deusser rides Killer Queen VDM take the Title during the prizegiving for the Rolex Grand Prix Jumping. 2021 GER-CHIO Aachen Weltfest des Pferdesports. Aachen, Germany. Sunday 19 September. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography

World number one Daniel Deusser lifted the Rolex Aachen grand prix in his home country of Germany with two killer turns on Killer Queen VDM to become the new Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping live contender. “Finally!  I’ve come close a couple of times before [second on Tobago Z in 2019 to The USA’s Kent […]

Kaleche conquers the age classes at Bolesworth Young Horse Championships

Ronnie Jones adds the six-year-old final to Kaleche’s four- and five-year-old titles, while a Scottish rider claims the technical two-star grand prix at the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships, held at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire

Bolewsorth Young Horse Championships results: Ronnie Jones and Kalache
Ronnie Jones and Kaleche win the six-year-old championship.

NEW champions were crowned from record entries of future stars competing in the vast international arena with its beautiful castle backdrop in rolling Cheshire countryside at the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. Ronnie Jones made a triumphant return with Ruth Dowie’s Kaleche to take the Windmill Farm Estate six-year-old championship, 12 months after heading […]

Championship debutante strikes gold for Britain at FEI European Jumping Championships CH/J/YR

Great Britain brings home an impressive medal haul of five from the FEI European Jumping Championships CH/J/YR in Vilamoura, Portugal, including Ava Vernon’s hard-fought individual crown

Ava Vernon celebrates winning gold at the FEI European Jumping Championships CH/J/YR

CHAMPIONSHIP debutante Ava Vernon celebrated her 18th birthday a week early with individual gold at the FEI European Jumping Championships CH/J/YR on Jolie Fleur Van De Noordheuvel. The top two held gold and silver from the start, Ava in silver 0.04 penalty points behind Ireland’s Tom Wachman on HH Fireball with Olli Fletcher sixth on […]

Squibb is on flying form at Pony of the Year Show: ‘When he’s happy, he’s willing to jump anything’ *H&H Plus*

Henry Squibb is crowned leading JA rider as he enjoys a very successful show, while an 18-year-old mare eyes up her fourth Hickstead final at the Pony of the Year Show, Arena UK

Henry Squibb Kilcurry Dawn

THERE is nothing like success to breed success, and Henry Squibb is riding high. Two weeks after earning the Charles Britton winter JA classic championship with Kilcurry Dawn, Henry claimed the JA grand prix among his haul of five classes with five different ponies, also claiming the leading JA rider award. “When he’s happy, he’s […]

‘He’ll jump the moon’: young showjumpers emerge from lockdown in flying form *H&H Plus*

Henry Squibb lands the feature class with Kilcurry Dawn as huge fields of young jockeys emerge from lockdown in flying form at the Winter Pony Championship, South View, Cheshire

Henry Squibb Kilcurry Dawn

HENRY SQUIBB kept a cool head and used the power and scope of Kilcurry Dawn to land the prestigious Charles Britton Equestrian Construction winter JA classic. “The key is to keep him confident, he’ll jump the moon if he’s happy,” said the on-form Henry, winner of the previous day’s 1.25m and the only rider with […]

Howley does the double at Weston Lawns End of Season Bash *H&H Plus*

Richard Howley enjoys a successful show with a new ride, while Douglas Duffin has high hopes for his Foxhunter winner at Weston Lawns…

Richard Howley riding Matrone VD Donkhoeve at Weston Lawns End of Season Bash.
Richard Howley riding Matrone VD Donkhoeve at Weston Lawns.

RICHARD HOWLEY commanded a victory double with panache on new ride Matrone VD Donkhoeve, taking both the talent seekers and British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet grade C qualifier at Weston Lawns End of Season Bash (10–13 September). The pair finished with more than two seconds in-hand in both the 27-horse talent seekers decider and the following […]