‘I was stung by a wasp and couldn’t bend my hand‘: Blenheim Horse Trials rider defies the odds for emotional cross-country clear

Blenheim horse trials cross-country: Holly Needham and Forever Noble
Holly Needham riding Forever Noble 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

Holly Needham was emotional after steering Forever Noble (Fritz) home clear in the Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country phase. Holly has had a rocky season, with her other top horse, Hendrix, suffering a fatal injury at Bicton four-star in June. This week at Blenheim didn’t start brilliantly either, as Holly had an adverse reaction after being […]

‘He didn’t bat an eyelid’: Ros Canter holds third place to put pressure on the CCI4*-L leaders at Blenheim Horse Trials

Blenheim horse trials cross-country: Ros Canter and Lordships Graffalo
Rosalind Canter riding Lordships Graffalo 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

The leaderboard at the end of the Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country phase in the CCI4*-L class had a similar look to the dressage placings after the top-ranked riders largely took the track in their stride. Ros Canter produced a copybook round on the highly regarded Lordships Graffalo to put pressure on the leaders and frank […]

Crowds, a proper test and a ‘Red Rum’ moment: riders reflect on Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L cross-country

Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country riders react

The crowds and time are proving to be two of the main talking points from riders at the mid-way stage of Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-S cross-country. Plenty of combinations have made the time, but the leaderboard is so close that any seconds over the optimum of 10 minutes 28 seconds are expensive. Jumping faults have been […]

Yasmin Ingham heads Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L leaderboard after blistering cross-country performance: ‘there was a huge amount of pressure’

Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country: Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir
Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir in the dressage phase at Blenheim 2021.

Yasmin Ingham and Piggy March continue their one-two domination over the CCI4*-L field following exceptional cross-country performances at Blenheim Horse Trials. Both riders were on course at the same time, in a world-class 10 minutes of cross-country action over David Evans’ testing course in the Oxfordshire parkland. “There was a huge amount of pressure,” said […]

Blenheim Horse Trials: Emily King takes early CCI4*-L lead on cross-country day – ‘he felt incredible from start to finish’

Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country: Emily King and Valmy Biats in the CCI4*-L
Emily King and Valmy Biats in the dressage phase at Blenheim Horse Trials 2021.

Emily King and Valmy Biats have rocketed into the lead in the early stages of cross-country day at Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L. Emily and the Event Horse Owners Syndicate’s 12-year-old gelding were fourth after dressage on their score of 27.2, rising up the leaderboard to hold the provisional top spot with a perfectly judged cross-country […]