‘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 […]

Tales from Somerford: Former RIHS champion shines in the dressage arena ahead of final HOYS appearance

Brickell Mr Pickwick at the National Dressage Championships

A traditional coloured pony made use of the Lemieux National Dressage Championships as preparation for the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) next month, where he has qualified as a ridden coloured. Rebecca Lonk’s impressive gelding Brickell Mr Pickwick (George) was making his National Dressage Championships debut in two classes, the Mobiliser Preliminary Silver Championship […]

‘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 […]