Lily competed in a total of 7 classes over the 2 days, all the classes are Freestyle Dressage set to music, apart from the Dressage compulsory tests.Read More
The Sir Colin Spedding Award is presented annually to an exceptional unsung hero or heroine of the equestrian world.Read More
Earlier in the day Lady Louise Windsor, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex claimed 2nd place in the Ride and Drive.Read More
Holly Smith won Thursday's feature class at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting – the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard.
Her win was all the more special because Holly has only just returned to top level competition following 13 weeks out of the saddle after breaking her leg.
She claimed the top prize in the 1.50m competition with the nine-year-old Quality Old Joker. Holly was the fastest of seven riders in the jump-off, finishing more than a second quicker than Ireland’s Billy Twomey (Eindhoven GH) in second place.
The first international class of the show was the Stoner Jewellers Vase, with the top prize going to Nottinghamshire’s Louise Saywell. Riding the 14-year-old stallion Peiter VI, Louise set a quick time of 71.83sec that no one else could match.
Polo player turned showjumper Max Routledge also enjoyed a successful day at the All England Jumping Course. The Surrey-based rider won the Astore & Sons 1.35m Open Championship with Lord Of Arabia, as well as the Annual Grade C Championship on Centos Girl.
A beautiful black horse called Prince who was rescued by the RSPCA after he suffered a severe leg injury, is looking for a new home.Read More
A donkey who was travelled and ‘stabled’ overnight in the back of a transit van has been rescued.Read More
A former Blue Cross pony, who was part of a herd used for vaccine research in a former life, is now helping hundreds of unwell and disabled children. He has even inspired his owner to set up a riding school for children with disabilities and special needs.Read More
Don't miss out on any of the action from the International Arena during this week’s Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting (22-25 June) thanks to live coverage on Hickstead.TV.
You can watch a mix of national and international showjumping, showing and driving classes, all free of charge.
The coverage begins on Thursday 22 June with a single camera livestream from 9.30am until the conclusion of the Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard. Then from Friday onwards, the single camera livestream will show every event in the International Arena, with a full TV webcast delivering the action from the main showjumping classes each day.
This includes the exciting Al Shira’aa Derby, held on Sunday afternoon. You can watch ridersjump round the famous Hickstead Derby course and tackle obstacles such as the double of water ditches, the Devil’s Dyke, and the infamous 10ft 6in descent of the Derby bank.
Triple Hickstead Derby winner John Ledingham, will be commentating alongside presenter Adam Cromarty.
Register to view at hickstead.tv and enjoy the livestream along with a host of added extras, including video interviews, features and archive classes.
You can watch highlights of this year’s Al Shira’aa Derby on Sky Sports 3 at 6pm and 9pm on Wednesday 28 June.
The highlights will also be shown at 9pm on Wednesday 5 July on Horse & Country TV (Sky channel 253).
SsangYong Motor UK are the new title sponsor for the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials for the next three years.
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, an event owned by the sport’s governing body, British Eventing, takes place in Oxfordshire from 13th-17th September 2017. With the stunning backdrop of Blenheim Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, home of the Dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, it has the most beautiful setting of any sporting event in the UK.
With three international classes this year at the SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials it's sure to attract some of the top event riders in the world and the eventing stars of the future. There's the CCI3*, the prestigious CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses, and the final of the exciting Event Rider Masters series, also held at CIC3* level.
New course-designer David Evans is making exciting changes to the cross-country courses, utilising new areas of the park including the south lawn of Blenheim Palace, with new fences and fresh challenges built in to the course.
Blenheim also offers grassroots riders the chance to compete alongside their heroes with a wide range of amateur classes and a popular fun ride.
As well as horses galore, there's excellent shopping, a full time-table in the Attractions Arena of displays and demonstrations and children’s entertainment. There's something for all the family.
“Blenheim is one of the top international horse trials held in the UK, and perfectly complements the SsangYong brand focus on four-wheel drive and SUVs, vehicles particularly suited to those living in the country or who tow a horse box, caravan or trailer,” says Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK Ltd. “As we prepare to launch our all-new Rexton 4x4 later this year, the timing couldn’t be better."
To find out more and to book tickets visit www.blenheimhorse.co.uk
When Hope Pastures was chosen as the Official Charity for Bramham the team put out a call on Facebook and Twitter for others to add to the herd to sell to raise funds at the event.Read More
“It’s an incredible honour to be recognised in this way and I am both delighted and surprised as a result."Read More
A vet practice in the New Forest, Hampshire, is offering a mobile equine veterinary service including expert worming advice and the use a portable microscope to diagnose intestinal parasites in horses at the stable yard.Read More
The HEROS Charity is working in alliance with Abingdon & Witney College to address the current shortage of stable staff in the horseracing industry.Read More
Thanks to funding from Big Lottery Awards for All grants, the British Eventing Charitable Foundation (BECF) is this summer launching a new programme to encourage more young people to volunteer in the sport of eventing.Read More