Great British In-Hand Show: Final foray for influential stallion

A top in-hand pony enjoys one last centre-line moment during the evening performance supreme at the National Pony Society (NPS) Great British In-Hand Show at Kelsall Hill EC in Cheshire

Paddock Rio

IT was a momentous day for the world of in-hand showing, as the prolific Welsh section B stallion Paddock Rio bowed out from the show ring after clinching the supreme pony/horse of the year accolade at the inaugural Great British In-Hand Show, hosted by the National Pony Society (NPS). Owned by Lynne Wilson of the […]

Britain’s hottest young horses – check out all the winners at the 2021 NEXGEN championships

Winners were crowned in four age groups across each of the Olympic disciplines at the 2021 NEXGEN young horse championships (23-25 September), which has proved hugely popular since it launched last year. “This is a new series showcasing the very best of British-based equine talent in the three Olympic disciplines, and we have big plans […]

The Horse & Hound Podcast 70: Gemma Tattersall | Eventing Euros | Rider mindset | News round-up

In our 70th weekly episode of The Horse & Hound Podcast, currently supported by NAF, H&H editor, Pippa Roome, talks to top event rider Gemma Tattersall about her recent Bicton five-star win and the surprise question she was asked at the press conference afterwards. H&H’s Gemma Redrup will then join Pippa to discuss all the action from the European Eventing Championships last weekend and then H&H’s dressage editor, Polly Bryan, catches up with H&H’s news team to talk about riding in modern pentathlon and equine cloning. Finally, equestrian psychology coach coach Charlie Unwin, provides more insight into how you can perform at your best in the saddle. Let us know what you think

Bicton Horse Trials cross-country: Gemma Tattersall and Chilli Knight
Gemma Tattersall and Chilli Knight at Bicton five-star.

Episode 70 of The Horse & Hound Podcast, our popular audio service available every Thursday morning for our H&H digital subscribers is now live, and currently supported by NAF. Each episode is available for all H&H fans to listen to via your favourite podcast app 24hrs after its early release to our H&H digital subscribers. […]

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 […]

Zara Tindall joins top names heading to US for new five-star event

British eventing team: Aachen 2021 contenders Zara Tindall and Class Affair
Zara Tindall and Class Affair competing at Wellington.

Zara Tindall joins the list of top riders from Britain and across the world at the first Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, US, this month (14-17 October). The 2006 world champion and London 2012 Olympic team silver medallist will contest the world’s newest CCI5* on Class Affair, alongside her compatriots Oliver Townend, on his […]

Robert Whitaker wins Arena UK Major grand prix on stallion bred by his famous father

John Whitaker provides son Robert with a new superstar, while Charlie Dawson survives a heart-stopping moment to claim the 1.20m at the Arena UK Major Showjumping Championships

Robert Whitaker riding Vermento in the grand prix at the Arena UK Major Showjumping Championships

ROBERT WHITAKER landed his fourth Arena UK major grand prix title by a fraction with Vermento, a stallion son of Argento and bred by Robert’s father, John, at Arena UK Major Showjumping Championships, Lincs (20-26 September). “I brought him here to gain experience. The track was tricky but it was great learning for him – […]

Stuart Hollings: ‘The HOYS supreme in-hand final keeps showing alive’

H&H showing columnists Stuart Hollings discusses the future of the HOYS supreme in-hand final

Heronsmill Tiger Lily, winner of the Cuddy in-hand championship at HOYS
Sally Mcmillan owner of HERONSMILL TIGER LILY, winner of the Cuddy Supreme In-Hand Championship during the Horse of The Year Show at the NEC in Birmingham in the UK between the 2nd – 6th October 2019

AFTER being affectionately known as The Cuddy for the past 18 years, I’m delighted that the supreme in-hand championship at next week’s Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) continues to flourish with a new sponsor in Darren Price and his family, who have signed up for three years. Just as HOYS plays a most significant […]