A fairytale journey for a last-chance horse whose rider is battling an old injury *H&H Plus*

Find out more about this inspirational combination who competed in Bicton four-star – the horse people had given up on plus the rider who is fighting an ongoing battle following a fall in 2017

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Emily Mustow Credit: Peter Nixon

A combination have defied the odds to not only compete at Bicton Horse Trials, supported by Chedington, last week, but to also jump clear around the CCI4*-S cross-country track. Twenty-one-year-old Emily Mustow shares with us her rollercoaster story, along with that of her Bicton ride, Annie Finch’s Prime Time II… . Read the full report […]

‘I know I’m not good enough, but we have an amazing bond’: Meet the 24-year-old horse who jumped clear around Bicton four-star *H&H Plus*

His owner/rider, 49-year-old Cathi Osmond-Smith, tells the fascinating story of Pedro, a Dutch-bred gelding with a heart of gold…

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Cathi Osmond-Smith and Pedro V at Bicton Horse Trials Credit: Peter Nixon

Whoever said “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” clearly hadn’t met 24-year-old event horse, Pedro V. For last weekend Pedro jumped a beautiful clear around the CCI4*-S cross-country track at Bicton Horse Trials, supported by Chedington, and he didn’t start his eventing career until he was 12. Here, his owner/rider, 49-year-old Cathi Osmond-Smith, […]

Toytown: Zara Tindall’s superstar who would ‘buck, bolt, nap and rear’ but went on to win at the highest level *H&H Plus*

What this horse of a lifetime lacked in looks as a “toad” of a youngster, says Catherine Austen, he made up for in talent and presence, partnering Zara Tindall to World and European Championship glory

2E8DTFW Britain's Zara Phillips on Toytown jumps the water jumps during the cross country portion of the Eventing competition at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen August 26, 2006. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (GERMANY)

HAS there ever been a more compelling, pressurised two minutes in British horse sport than Zara Tindall’s showjumping round at Aachen in 2006? Here was a 25-year-old member of the royal family with the World Championship title within touching distance. Her horse, Toytown, was exceptional, but it was no secret that this phase could be […]