Carl and Charlotte lead the line-up as international dressage returns in Britain

Carl Hester riding En Vogue at Carl Hester yard at Oakelbrook Mill near Malswick in Gloucestershire in the UK on the 3rd September 2020

A crack line-up has been revealed for next week’s Keysoe CDI3*, the first dressage international to take place in Britain since before the coronavirus lockdown. Charlotte Dujardin will lead the billing, bringing forward both her top two rides: the double world bronze medallist Mount St John Freestyle, and rising star Gio. The 11-year-old Fidermark mare […]

From Olympic ambitions to riding in a taekwondo suit — 9 things you may not know about dressage star Juan Matute Guimón

Juan Matute Guimón is aiming for the Tokyo Olympics

Top Spanish dressage rider Juan Matute Guimón has had more to battle against in 2020 than most, having suffered a brain bleed earlier this year and spending 25 days in a coma. Since leaving hospital at the start of July, the 22-year-old has made astonishing progress and is fully focused on his goal of being selected to ride for Spain at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021

Delilah’s a dream at Brendon Stud, plus other dressage highlights *H&H Plus*

Having a foal proves the turning point for a home-bred mare, while another mare scores a 10 on her prix st georges debut. Read H&H’s dressage highlights from shows at Brendon Stud, Burrows Court Farm, Foxes Riding School, Crow Wood Equestrian and Keysoe from 7 to 13 September…

Brendon Stud, West Sussex SARAH RIDD and her home-bred mare Weymarsh Delilah excelled at prix st georges (PSG), winning on day two and also claiming an advanced medium. “Bunny”, a 14-year-old Diamond Hit daughter, has become a “dream ride” since giving birth to a colt foal two years ago. . You may also be interested […]

‘I was torn between riding for Australia or Britain’: Gareth Hughes on his unusual route into international dressage

He’s one of the most familiar names on the British dressage circuit, and a major contender for the Tokyo Olympics, but did you know that Gareth Hughes very nearly ended up riding for Australia, instead of Britain? On episode 16 of the Horse & Hound Podcast, dressage editor Polly Bryan chats to Gareth about his unlikely journey to the top of the dressage world

Britain’s Gareth Hughes and Classic Briolinca at the 2019 Longines European Dressage Championships in Rotterdam

He’s one of the most familiar names on the British dressage circuit, and a major contender for the Tokyo Olympics, but did you know that Gareth Hughes very nearly ended up riding for Australia, instead of Britain? On episode 16 of the Horse & Hound Podcast, dressage editor Polly Bryan chats to Gareth about his unlikely journey to the top of the dressage world

‘Great sadness’ as Liverpool International cancelled, but hope some competition may still run

William Fletcher and Alfie Diaper win the mini major pairs class at TheraPlate UK Liverpool on 29 December

It is with “great sadness and regret” that this year’s Liverpool International Horse Show has been cancelled — although a lower-level event may still run behind closed doors. Bolesworth Events announced today (18 September) that the event, which should have run from New Year’s Eve until 3 January 2021, would not go ahead. The organising […]