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 […]

‘Winning would be nice, but it’s about his future Olympic chances’: Ros Canter retains lead in Blenheim Horse Trials young horse class

Blenheim Horse Trials showjumping: Ros Canter and Izilot DHI continue their lead in the young horse CCI4*-S
Ros Canter and Izilot DHI continue their lead in the young horse CCI4*-S

Ros Canter maintained her dressage lead in the Blenheim Horse Trials showjumping phase in the CCI4*-S on Izilot DHI with a clear round. There was a change from the dressage podium when third-placed Gemma Tattersall’s Flash Cooley knocked down two rails to drop to 17th, but Tom Jackson held on to second spot with a […]

Downton Abbey star and eventing owner Michael Fox: ‘I’m waiting for a job where I can ride on screen!’

Downton Abbey star Michael Fox at Blenheim Horse Trials
Downton Abbey star Michael Fox at Blenheim Horse Trials

Downton Abbey star and eventing owner Michael Fox was bursting with pride after watching his horse SRS Kan Do in the CCI4*-L dressage at Blenheim Horse Trials. This is the third time at Blenheim for “George”, ridden by Kylie Roddy. The 11-year-old VDL Arkansas son finished 16th in the young horse CCI4*-S as an eight-year-old […]

Young Brits impress, exciting new rides and all eyes on the jumping phases: 7 stories you need to read about Blenheim’s Friday dressage action

Blenheim Horse Trials dressage day two: what you need to know
Rose Nesbitt and EG Michaelangelo.

The dressage phase for both the CCI4*-L and the CCI4*-S at Blenheim Horse Trials is now complete – here are the seven things you need to know about today’s action… 1. Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir have retained their early lead to go into the CCI4*-L cross-country in provisional first Find out how the […]

Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L cross-country times revealed: set your alarms and get ready to watch

Blenheim Horse Trials cross-country times CCI4*-L revealed

The cross-country times for the CCI4*-L class at Blenheim Horse Trials have been released, with close to six hours of action over designer David Evans’ testing course scheduled for Saturday (18 September). Blenheim debutante Heidi Coy will be the first rider out the start box at 11am on Halenza, the first of her three rides […]

Charlotte Dujardin’s hat-trick, a British-bred hot prospect and a horse who beat the odds: all you need to know from day two at the National Dressage Championships

National Dressage Championships day two 2021
Georgie Nicholls is the elementary silver winner with Woodcroft Kika Quina at the 2021 nationals

The Lemieux National Dressage Championships have reached the half-way point, and day two has been just as exciting as day one, with lots of new national champions crowned. We round up the most important things you need to know from day two… Charlotte Dujardin added the Saracen Horse Feeds inter I championship to her prix […]

Tokyo Olympic gold medallists, reigning world champion and an eventing legend: hear from the sport’s elite who rocketed into Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L top 10 on Friday

Blenheim Horse Trials dressage results Friday: Pippa Funnell on Maybach
Pippa Funnell and Maybach in the CCI4*-L dressage at Blenheim Horse Trials 2021.

Two Tokyo Olympic gold medallists, reigning world champion Ros Canter and four-time Blenheim Horse Trials CCI4*-L winner eventing legend Pippa Funnell rocketed into the top 10 on the second day of dressage (17 September). Yasmin Ingham and Banzai Du Loir remained untouchable in pole position following their spectacular performance between the white boards on the […]

‘He’s for the Paris Olympics’: owner Carl Hester on Imhotep as he scores a nationals hat-trick with Charlotte Dujardin

National Dressage Championships Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep
Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep win the Fairfax Saddles PSG gold freestyle 2021

Charlotte Dujardin and Imhotep made it not one, not two, but three wins in two days at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. Having already won the prix st georges (PSG) and inter I straight classes, they became the first ever winners of the Fairfax Saddles PSG gold freestyle – the first time this class has […]

Gypsy vanner to represent Britain at pony world driving championships

Rebecca March and Elwood tackle an obstacle during the marathon phase
Rebecca March and her gypsy cob Elwood will represent Britain at the FEI combined driving world championships for ponies

A gypsy cob who started life as a vanner is headed to France this week to represent Britain at the FEI combined driving World Championships for ponies (Haras Du Pin, 15-19 September). Woodie (Elwood) was spotted pulling a wagon near Kelso and was bought off the road from his breeder, Gary Davis. He has gone […]