William Fox-Pitt returns to world Eventing number one slot
William Fox-Pitt (GBR), the multiple Olympic, World and European medallist, is back as world Eventing number one after victory in last month’s Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, fourth leg of the FEI Classics™.
He had held on to the world number one slot for a year until last month, when Michael Jung (GER), who became the first Eventing athlete to hold the European, world and Olympic titles simultaneously in 2012, jumped to the top of the FEI World Eventing Rankings for the first time in his career.
Zara Phillips defies the cold and snow of the British winter setting her sights clearly on the sunshine of Rio in 2016
With the 2016 Olympic Games fast approaching, Zara has a clear goal in mind – Olympic qualification.
Speaking at a photo shoot at with EQY magazine at Blair Castle in Scotland, home of the 2014 European Championships, Zara sets out her ambitions for the year as well as reflecting on her favorite places to ride in winter.
The SEIB Burghley Sponsored Ride gives riders the opportunity to bring their horse to one of the world’s most prestigious three day events and also raise money for charity. The UK’s most esteemed sponsored ride takes place on Sunday 6th September 2015, on the final day of the world famous Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
Griffin NuuMed have announced two Brand Ambassadors
Griffin NuuMed have appointed two Brand Ambassadors in the lead up to the 2015 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Grassroots Championships.
The company extended the invitation to become a Brand Ambassador to all riders who have qualified for the Grassroots Championships. The response was so strong that they selected two, Karen Franklin and Emily Proud, both of whom have qualified for the BE90 Championships.
Hemp horse bedding firm Aubiose Ltd have announced the sponsorship of two riders for the first time.
Hampshire based grassroots eventer Nicki Strong and Kent based professional showjumper and producer Biba McCaul will be flying the flag as ambassadors for Aubiose throughout 2015.
Aubiose UK Sales Manager, Sparsholt College graduate Juliette Connor said; “Over the past year sales have been really picking up as more people are experiencing the benefits and spreading the word. Supporting our two chosen riders seemed a great way of giving them a leg up in achieving their equestrian goals this year, as well as helping to raise even more awareness of our product.
Last April, the news that the Eventing Grand Prix was no longer to be held at Hickstead was met by widespread disappointment. Now, the Directors of the All England Jumping Course are delighted to announce a return of the class for this season, with a new and exciting format.
Richard Meade (GBR) OBE, triple Olympic gold Eventing champion, former member of the FEI Bureau, FEI Eventing Committee and Chairman of Group II (Northern Europe), has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old.
He became the first British athlete to win individual Eventing gold at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games, after making his Olympic début in Tokyo eight years earlier.
Following her best year ever in 2014 leading event rider Izzy Taylor continues to strengthen her growing team of event horses with support from Jocelyn Riley and Equestrian Direct Surfaces.
As a producer of world class event horses and a keen event rider, Jocelyn has followed Izzy’s rise to prominence closely and decided to support the talented Banbury based rider with two new rides under a joint partnership.
History was made at 2014 The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials when Andrew Nicholson and Avebury won their third consecutive Land Rover Burghley title.
The New Zealand rider and Mark and Rosemary Barlow’s gallant grey had two fences in hand going into the final phase, but although they rubbed a few fences on the way round, the poles all stayed in their cups and the pair clocked up just 2 time penalties to finish on a score of 48.1.