Horse written off by vets wins CCI3*-S at South of England (2)

A Frenchman takes his first international victory on a horse who was written off by vets, while a promising seven-year-old claims a two-star in his first season eventing at South of England (2), Sussex

Gaspard Maksud riding Spirit's Gemini at South of England Horse Trials

GASPARD MAKSUD took his first-ever international win in the South Eastern Equestrian Services Ltd CCI3*-S at South of England (2), on a horse who was written off by vets three years ago. Now eight, Anita Fergusson-Cunningham’s Spirit’s Gemini finished on his dressage score of 33.3, less than half a penalty in front of Tarka Abraham […]

Suspected fractures, unusual prep and first-timers: equestrians get ready to take on London Marathon

London Marathon
Pictured: Rachel Silcock

Determined equestrians are preparing to tackle the London Marathon for equine charities and other good causes. The 26.2-mile challenge returns in-person on 3 October, following last year’s event being held virtually owing to the pandemic. The virtual marathon will also return, allowing runners from all over the world to take part. Livery yard owner and […]

Dreams come true, girl power and anguish: 8 stories you need to read from the final day at the eventing Europeans

European Eventing Championships results Nicola Wilson on the podium

The European Eventing Championships results are in from Avenches, and it was an incredible day for the British team, with an all-British podium for the first time since 1991. Here’s the lowdown on eight big stories from today’s action… 1. There was an incredible gold rush for the British squad, with them occupying all three […]

One Irish combination impresses, while others deal with disappointment in European Eventing Championships showjumping

European Eventing Championships showjumping Clare Abbott and Jewelent in the final phase

The European Eventing Championships showjumping proved influential for most of the Irish squad in Avenches, Switzerland today (26 September). The team of Clare Abbott (Jewelent), Sam Watson (Ballybolger Talisman), Padraig McCarthy (Leonidas II) and Cathal Daniels (LEB Lias Jewel) finished in seventh. Clare Abott was the sole member of the team to jump clear in […]

French anguish as two eventing European medals slip away: ‘I’m frustrated, but I look at my horse and say, what a week’

European Eventing Championships showjumping: Maxime Livio and Api Du Libaire
Maxime Livio and Api Du Libaire at the European Eventing Championships 2021.

Maxime Livio has spoken of his reaction after losing two medals in the European Eventing Championships showjumping today. The French rider was lying third individually going into the final phase, but he had to jump clear to retain his individual medal as well as the French team bronze. His 11-year-old grey, Api Du Libaire, was […]

‘It’s nice to show some girl power to young Pony Club girls to give them confidence they can do it’: Kitty King on her eventing Euros experience

European Eventing Championships showjumping: Kitty King and Vendredi Biats
Kitty King and Vendredi Biats at the European Championships 2021.

Kitty King had an unlucky rail down in the final European Eventing Championships showjumping phase today (26 September) in Avenches, Switzerland. Riding Vendredi Biats, who is owned by Diana Brown, Sally Lloyd Baker, Sally Eyre and Samantha Wilson, Kitty jumped a beautiful round, bar hitting the second fence. “He felt really good in the warm-up and […]