Riders give thumbs up to new team at Blenheim: ‘it’s exciting for the sport’

Blenheim horse trials: Oliver Townend and Swallow Springs jump clear across country
Oliver Townend riding Swallow Springs in CCI 4*-L during the cross country phase of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Brought to you by The Jockey Club held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, in the village of Woodstock near Oxford in UK between the 16-19th September 2021

Early plans for Blenheim Horse Trials’ future fixtures are in the pipeline, following the first year with The Jockey Club at the helm. The organisation signed a five-year deal at the end of 2020 to run the Oxfordshire event, which comprises the CCI4*-L feature class and the eight- and nine-year-old CCI4*-S championship. Ideas on how […]

Connections pay tribute to late friend following Blenheim best-shod horse award

Blenheim Horse Trials best-shod horse prize
From left: Sam Johnson, Mr Fahrenheit III (“Freddie”) and Simon Grieve.

Connections of the horse who won the best-shod prize at Blenheim Horse Trials (16-19 September) have paid tribute to their late friend and farrier, whose work was recognised through the award. The prize was awarded to Simon Grieve’s ride Mr Fahrenheit III (“Freddie”) who is currently shod by Sam Johnson following the recent passing of […]

Grand National winner Pineau De Re shines at Blenheim Horse Trials: ‘He’s 18 years old and thoroughly enjoys life – I love him to bits’

Pineau De Re at Blenheim Horse Trials in the Retraining of Racehorses dressage championships

Grand National winner Pineau De Re delighted fans at Blenheim Horse Trials with his performance in the Retraining of Racehorse (RoR) dressage championships (17 September). The 2014 Aintree hero turned his skills to eventing after retiring from racing in 2016 following his stellar career on the track, under the guidance of trainer Dr Richard Newland. […]

A brand new heroine, a nail-biting end to the young horse class and a revelation from an eventing legend: 6 stories not to miss from the final day at Blenheim Horse Trials

Blenheim Horse Trials: what you need to know from Sunday’s action
Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir.

It was a bumper day at Blenheim Horse Trials with the conclusion of the CCI4*-L and the CCI4*-S. The rain held off, and two worthy champions were crowned. Plus, a legend of the sport revealed he is stepping down, and what the future has in store for him. Here are six stories to keep you […]

New Blenheim heroine crowned following flawless performance from start to finish: ‘It’s the best day ever!’

Blenheim Horse Trials results: Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir win the CCI4*-L
Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir win the 2021 Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L.

Yasmin Ingham wrote her name into the Blenheim Horse Trials history books with a flawless performance from start to finish to secure the CCI4*-L title Banzai Du Loir. The 24-year-old secured the 2021 crown with a copy-book showjumping round in front of packed stands on the final day (19 September). “That is the most pressurised […]

*Breaking* Andrew Nicholson steps down from top-level competition

Andrew Nicholson retires from top-level competition
Andrew Nicholson and Swallow Springs win the CCI4*-L at Barbury Horse Trials in July 2021.

Eventing legend Andrew Nicholson has revealed he will step down from top-level competition following his completion at Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L with Monbeg Exclusive. Speculation had been rife since Andrew’s five-star ride Swallow Springs joined Oliver Townend’s string in the summer, just after winning Barbury with Andrew. However, the grey isn’t the first top horse […]

‘I’m pinching myself’: Nicola Wilson gains ground to land the CCI4*-S at Blenheim Horse Trials

Blenheim horse trials cross-country: Nicola Wilson wins the CCI4*-S on Coolparks Sarco
Nicola Wilson riding Coolparks Sarco in CCI4*-S during the cross country phase of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Brought to you by The Jockey Club held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, in the village of Woodstock near Oxford in UK between the 16-19th September 2021

The CCI4*-S had a dramatic conclusion as the leaderboard underwent a shake-up in an influential cross-country phase at Blenheim Horse Trials. Nicola Wilson took victory riding Coolparks Sarco, who jumped a double clear inside the time to move up from third after showjumping. Piggy March was second on Cooley Lancer, climbing from sixth, while Caroline […]

One horse spun and top-five contender among several held in final CCI4*-L trot-up at Blenheim Horse Trials

Blenheim Horse Trials trot-up Sunday

One horse was spun and three others were held in a lengthy final CCI4*-L trot-up at Blenheim Horse Trials, with 76 horses going through to the showjumping. A total of 77 horses were presented to the ground jury of Seppo Laine, Judy Hancock and Jane Tolley, and FEI veterinary delegate Liam Kearns, on a chilly […]

Blenheim horse trials: what times the leaders jump on the final day of action

Blenheim Horse Trials times: Pippa Funnell and Mayback jump clear across country
Pippa Funnell MBE riding Maybach in CCI 4*-Lduring the cross country phase of the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials Brought to you by The Jockey Club held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace, in the village of Woodstock near Oxford in UK between the 16-19th September 2021

Showjumping times on the final day of action in the CCI4*-L at Blenheim Horse Trials have been released following the second horse inspection. Today (Sunday, 19 September) also features the cross-country for the CCI4*-S. The showjumping runs in reverse order, with 75 competitors due to jump. The first rider will showjump in the Palace Arena […]