Two former winners in British top-three after testing Burghley cross-country day

Pippa Funnell and MGH Grafton Street have retained their dressage lead at the 2019 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials with a clear jumping round over a hugely influential cross-country track. The pair stopped the clock 10 seconds over the optimum time in one of the fastest rounds of the day …

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Fortified Concentrate Feed Found to Improve Horses’ Toplines

Owners who struggle to provide their horses with consistently good-quality forage might be able to improve feed digestibility and topline development by offering these horses a fortified feed, study finds. The post Fortified Concentrate Feed Found to Improve Horses’ Toplines appeared first on The Horse.

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International 1-2-3 at half-way stage of Burghley cross-country: ‘it’s a tough course’

Swedish Olympian Ludwig Svennerstal has taken an early lead at the half-way stage on cross-country day at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. Ludwig and the 12-year-old gelding Stinger were the fastest time of the morning to come home 15 seconds over the time allowed of 11 minutes 16 seconds, …

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Heading to HOYS 2019: ‘My stirrup snapped during the gallop’ — rider set to return to HOYS after suffering tack malfunction last year

After qualifying for Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) last season for the very first time, side-saddle rider Cheryl Mcvay had her dreams shattered five minutes after she entered the international arena when her stirrup snapped off during her gallop and she was disqualified. Cheryl and her horse Ballinakill had …

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‘I dedicate my life to this’: top rider aims for sport’s richest prize

Kent Farrington lifestyle shoot at Spruce Meadows The fact he will be going for a second consecutive win in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping on Sunday (8 September) at the Spruce Meadows Masters will be “an added bonus”, Kent Farrington said. The US rider is the live contender …

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Heartbreak Is Part Of The Sport. But So Is Community.

It’s the stuff of nightmares. Injury is unfortunately just part of our sport, with great risk for both horses and riders. It’s part of what makes us so resilient, and yet, so humble. But when I read about what happened to professional Show Jumper Kevin Babington at the Hampton Classic …

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Julia Norman’s Burghley first-timer blog: all fingers crossed for cross-country

Julia Norman and Carryon Bobby Boy. Bobby (Carryon Bobby Boy) was such a good boy in the dressage on Thursday afternoon. He has historically been tricky in this phase as he can get quite affected by the atmosphere, making him nervous, but he totally kept his cool and tried really …

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Anna Ross: Public perception of our sport is vital *H&H VIP*

The recent European Championships brought us insight into an exciting Tokyo Olympics with many outstanding performances. But the protest during Dutch showjumper Marc Houtzager’s round, when animal activists invaded the showjumping arena and ran around waving “stop horse slavery” placards was also a salutary warning of the shape of things …

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5 cracking Connemara ponies for sale (you’ll want them all)

Who doesn’t love a Connemara? This versatile and hardy breed is a favourite for many. From hunters and showjumpers to Pony Club ponies, here’s our pick of Connemara ponies for sale on the H&H website this week. 1. ‘Schoolmaster’   Height: 14.2hh Gender: gelding Age: 22 Selling points: “Maverick is …

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Michael Blake names Irish team for today’s Canadian Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows

Irish Show Jumping development team manager Michael Blake has named his team for today’s (Saturday) five-star BMO Nations Cup at the Spruce Meadows Masters in Canada. Ireland have been drawn third to jump of the 10 teams that will compete and will line out as follows: Daniel Coyle with Farrel …

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