From Badminton grassroots to Badminton five-star: rider’s ‘horse of a lifetime’ put down

Eventer David Britnell
DAVID BRITNELL AND CONTINUITY

Five-star eventer David Britnell has paid tribute to his “horse of a lifetime” Continuity, who has been put down following a tendon injury aged 17. David, 30, bought the gelding by Contender as a four-year-old and the pair worked their way up the levels in eventing, starting at Pony Club. In 2018 they made their […]

A tribute to Brian Higham

The following words are taken from the tribute put together by Badminton Horse Trials and the Beaufort Hunt

Although Brian lived in Badminton for more than 60 years, in his heart he was always a proud Yorkshireman, born in Snaiton in the Vale of Pickering.

The 10th Duke of Beaufort (Master) was judging at the Great Yorkshire Show and interviewed Brian to come to Badminton as second man in the stables.  Read More

Remembering Brian Higham

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Brian Higham yesterday. Brian was stud groom to the 10th and 11th Dukes of Beaufort and oversaw the stable managers and stables during Badminton Horse Trials between the years of 1960 and 2010. 

Our thoughts are very much with Brian’s family at this sad time. 

A full tribute to Brian and details of the Read More

*Breaking news* Replacement British five-star event to run over Burghley weekend

Nicola Wilson riding JL Dublin to win the CCI4*-L class at Bicton International 2021. The pair joined the British Olympic eventing entries for the Tokyo Olympics after this result
Nicola Wilson riding JL Dublin to win the CCI4*-L class at Bicton International 2021.

Bicton Arena is to host Britain’s only CCI5* horse trials of 2021, in a one-off top-level event on what would have been Burghley week. The Chedington Bicton Park CCI5* Horse Trials will run from 2-5 September at the Devon venue, as a replacement event after the cancellations of Badminton and Burghley. H&H reported in May […]

Team GB announces equestrian eventing teams for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Event Director Jane Tuckwell and the team at Badminton Horse Trials would like to say a huge well done to this brilliant selection of British riders and their horses for being selected for Team GB’s Eventing team at this year’s Olympics – and of course congratulations go to owners and grooms of all horses named on the squad too.

“We are so looking forward to following all riders and nationalities Read More

Piggy March on Badminton winner Vanir Kamira: ‘The days revolve around her, but she could sense my dreams and took me there‘

This year’s Badminton Horse Trials should have taken place this week, but the event was cancelled due to Covid-19, so we’re indulging in some Badminton nostalgia by talking to Piggy March about her 2019 win at the event…

Piggy March Badminton win: Piggy takes top spot at the event in 2019
Piggy French and Vanir Kamira winning Badminton in 2019

Piggy March talks about her journey with the talented but high maintenance mare Vanir Kamira with whom she won Badminton in 2019

The Horse & Hound Podcast 49: Piggy March | MRI scans | News round-up

In our 49th weekly episode of the first series of The Horse & Hound Podcast, currently supported by Frosti-Tap, Piggy March talks to H&H editor Pippa Roome about her 2019 Badminton win and why it meant so much. Moving on to the week’s top news stories, Horse & Hound news editor Eleanor Jones, senior news writer Lucy Elder and news writer Becky Murray join Pippa to discuss a new EU health law, a show bringing in rules about who can warm up ponies and a crisis facing the Riding for the Disabled Association. We also welcome back the Royal Veterinary College’s Andy Fiske-Jackson and equine vet Ricky Farr, to find out more about MRI scans. We hope you will find it useful.

Piggy March Badminton win: Piggy takes top spot at the event in 2019
Piggy French and Vanir Kamira winning Badminton in 2019

Episode 49 of The Horse & Hound Podcast, our popular audio service available exclusively every Thursday morning for our H&H Plus subscribers, currently supported by Frosti-Tap, is now live. Each episode is available for all H&H fans to listen to 24hrs after its early release to our H&H Plus members. Search for “The Horse & […]