British five-star eventer recovering after emergency spinal surgery

Hazel Towers on Simply Clover at the Hildon Water Pond

Five-star event rider Hazel Towers is recuperating after emergency spinal surgery — and hopes to be competing again by the end of the season. The rider had to have spinous processes, projecting pieces of bone, removed from her lumbar vertebrae on Tuesday, 20 July, as a result of a fall from a young horse over […]

Master’s student lifts British Eventing’s Corinthian Cup – and finishes third too

Report by Sue Polley

Corinthian Cup results: winner Rio Hall riding Gorsehill Jewel
Rio Hall and Gorsehill Jewel on their way to winning the Corinthian Cup at Burgham.

Rio Hall, 23, dominated the 14-strong British Eventing novice restricted championship, taking first and third in the Corinthian Cup results with her two mares, Gorsehill Jewel and Georgie Girl, completing on 29.1 and 30.4 respectively. This championship for the Corinthian Cup is aimed at true amateur riders and was hosted at Hambro Horses Burgham International […]

Tales from Tokyo: the amateur eventer who’s ridden for three nations – and speaks five languages

Nicolas Wettstein at the Tokyo Olympics
Nicolas Wettstein ( ECU) riding Altier D’aurois the dressage phase for the Olympic Eventing Competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held at Equestrian Park in Setagaya-ku in Tokyo in Japan between the 23rd July and 8th August 2021

Nicolas Wettstein is not your average Olympic event rider. For starters, he classes himself as “completely an amateur” – he is the general manager of a small pharmaceutical distribution company in Geneva, Switzerland. “I’m very thankful for my managers to allow me to come to the Tokyo Olympics, and to my 30 employees who are […]

The Horse & Hound Podcast: Daily Tokyo Special – episode seven

Welcome to episode seven of The Horse & Hound Podcast: Daily Tokyo Special, supported by Toggi, in which our Olympic reporters Pippa Roome and Polly Bryan review the cross country action in the Olympic eventing and look ahead to the nail-biting second horse inspection and final showjumping phases of the competition to decide the medals

Episode seven of The Horse & Hound Podcast: Daily Tokyo Special, supported by Toggi, is now live. We will be publishing a daily podcast for all H&H fans to listen to via our website or via your favourite podcast app after each day of equestrian action at the Olympics. Search for “The Horse & Hound […]

Horse put down after injury on Tokyo Olympics cross-country course

Olympics horse death: Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel, was put down after an injury on course
Jet Set and Robin Godel on the Tokyo Olympic cross-country course.

Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel on the Swiss team, has been put down after incurring an injury on the Tokyo Olympics cross-country course at Sea Forest today. A statement issued by FEI eventing director Catrin Norinder said that the 14-year-old gelding had jumped clear up to the Mount Fuji Water (fence 20abcd) but “pulled […]

6 things you need to know about today’s Olympic eventing cross-country: ‘phenomenal’ horses, a course not for the faint-hearted and more…

laura collett Olympic eventing cross-country
Laura Collett ( GBR) riding London 52 during the cross country phase for the Olympic Eventing Competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held at Equestrian Park in Setagaya-ku in Tokyo in Japan between the 23rd July and 8th August 2021

The Olympic eventing cross-country phase of the competition at the Tokyo Games is now complete. At the end of day three, here are six things you need to know about how today’s action unfolded… Olympic eventing cross-country news and results At the end of the influential cross-country day in Tokyo, the British team hold gold […]