‘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 […]

Dominant performance secures the win in Lemieux Grand Prix at National Dressage Championships

Gareth Hughes riding KK Dominant to win the grand prix at the National Dressage Championships

Drawn last to go, Gareth Hughes scored 73.34% with Martin and Claudine Kroll’s KK Dominant to win the Lemieux Grand Prix at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. The 12-year-old breeding stallion, Diamond Hit x Rubin Royal, has been with Gareth for three years. “I met his owners while teaching in Switzerland a good few years […]

‘Top grand prix horse in the making’ crowned top seven-year-old at National Dressage Championships

Becky Moody rides Jagerbomb to victory in the seven year old young horse championship at the Lemeiux National Dressage Championships.
Becky Moody rides homebred Jagerbomb to the seven-year-old title.

It was no surprise to see Becky Moody’s Jagerbomb win the seven-year-old young horse championship at the National Dressage Championships. And it was deserved win for the huge Dante Weltino gelding, who is Becky’s homebred out of Udysee, a Jazz mare that Becky Moody had ready to go grand prix when a field injury retired […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]