English Riding

The Knackered Riders Club blog: wearing a pair of checked jodhpurs which make me look like an over-aged, overweight Rupert the Bear

My friend ‘M’ has invited me to ride with her today and she’s waiting as I pull in to her yard just before 7am. She doesn’t come out with us on our …

English Riding

‘She is feeling her emotions now’: miniature donkey transforms woman’s life

<b>A 23-year-old woman with autism has formed a special bond with a donkey.</b><p>Devon-based Emily has limited vision and hearing, making communication …

Grand National

The Queen is probably hoping we're too distracted by the royal wedding to notice she's 'welcoming a dictator'

The Queen is facing criticism for ‘welcoming a dictator’ accused of torture to the UK as a VIP. On 12 May, King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa of Bahrain …

Human Rights

Rebecca Penny: When to push the ‘big trot’ button *H&H VIP*

Should more dressage people be showing their native ponies, and should more showing people be competing their natives in dressage? After seeing …

Horseback Riding

Batuta Sold to Akane Kuraki

Japanese Olympic team rider Akane Kuroki has acquired the 12-year old Lusitano Grand Prix mare Batuta as successor for her 18-year old Olympic mount …

Dressage

The riders and teams for CSIO5* Samorin

All eyes will be on the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Slovakia this week, as the Europe Division 1 kicks off in at the state of the art …

Show Jumping

More Millar magic helps clinch second Canadian success in Coapexpan Nations Cup

The Canadian foursome that also included Laura Jane Tidball (40), Jenn Serek (35) and Keean White (35) already led the way after Sunday’s first round …

Show Jumping

Canada wins team show jumping at Nations Cup qualifier

Canada won the team show jumping competition at the Longines Nations' Cup in Coapexpan, Mexico on Sunday.<p>The Nations' Cup in Coapexpan was the second …

Winter Olympics

NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team Takes Home Silver in Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico

<b>Lexington, Ky.</b> – The NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team of Alex Granato and Carlchen W, Kelly Soleau-Millar and Cacharel, Jennifer Gates and Pumped Up …

Team USA

April hopes her namesake month with bring her new loving owners after tough past

<b>A pony found “crawling with lice and infested with worms” is looking for a loving new home.</b><p>The Blue Cross hopes that April’s namesake month will be …

Horseback Riding

Ferdeaux In Training with Hans Peter Minderhoud

Dutch Olympian Hans Peter Minderhoud has received the ride on the 8-year old KWPN licensed stallion Ferdeaux.<p>Ferdeaux is by Bordeaux out of Part Two …

Dressage

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Five Preliminary Performers

<i>In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going</i> …

Horses

Badminton first-timers: Ashley Edmond — ‘he was difficult and we wanted to sell him’

Twenty-five-year-old <b>Ashley Edmond</b> will be tackling her first ever <b>Mitsubishi Motor Badminton Horse Trials</b> (2-6 May 2018) this year. But if she’d had …

Horses

Star-studded field is set for inaugural Longines Masters of New York

It's all in place for a stunning weekend of elite showjumping as the world's best riders, including the two most recent U.S. winners of the Longines …

Show Jumping

Canada wins team show jumping at Nations Cup qualifier in Mexico

Canada won the team show jumping competition at the Longines Nations’ Cup in Coapexpan, Mexico on Sunday.The Nations’ Cup in Coapexpan was the second …

Canada

Harrie Smolders wins the Massimo Dutti Trophy in Shanghai

The final competition of the Shanghai Longines Global Champions Tour saw a familiar face on the winner’s step, as 2017 LGCT-champion Harrie Smolders …

Show Jumping

Striking mare to enjoy happy retirement after a decade’s service

<b>An Appaloosa who provided more than a decade of service to the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has been retired to the Horse …

Horseback Riding

More arenas, jumps and hospitality: £750k investment for leading competition centre

A £750,000 development project has started at Keysoe ahead of the summer competition season.<p>The Bedfordshire competition center is investing in three …

Dressage

Settle in this storybook cottage with stables and great hacking in Kent

If a picture-perfect cottage, better suited to a storybook than real life, is your idea of the dream horsey home, then <b>Hale Oak Cottage</b> in rural <b>Kent</b> …

Horseback Riding

The four-star eventing yard in Gloucestershire that we’re lusting after

All the gear: Empshill Farm in Gloucestershire, where Giovanni Ugolotti and Kathryn Robinson rent 16 looseboxes, belongs to the Tew family. …

Eventing

Unexpected twin foals are ‘once in a lifetime’ gift for stud owner

<b>A stud owner was the recipient of an unexpected equine bonus when her mare gave birth to surprise twin foals</b> last Saturday (14 April).<p>Hannah Thomas’ …

Horseback Riding

Because I’m worth it: horses and ponies strike a pose in hilarious photo collection

Credit: Wiebke Haas<p>Stunning stallions, majestic mares and gorgeous geldings have starred in a photographic project embracing the “beauty and …

Horseback Riding

New Scientific Study Proves IceHorse's Laminitis Boot is Better by Miles

Something as serious as Laminitis needs the best treatment there is. A new study from The Department of Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center, School …

Dressage

Best of JN: 8 Show Day Tips to Help You Succeed

Show days are chaotic and it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. Check out these eight tips to help you make it through that stressful show day and …

Horses

Ramseier and Dietrich-Osten Reconnect with Codiak in Sunny Wellington, Florida

Swiss horse dealer and trainer Daniel Ramseier and his partner Silve Dietrich-Osten traveled to the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida …

Dressage

Gregory Wathelet and Coree unbeatable in LGCT Grand Prix of Shanghai

Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet and the 12-year-old mare Coree (Cornet Obolensky x Liberty Life) set a jaw-dropping pace early on in a twelve rider …

Show Jumping

‘Gypsy cob’ who won an Olympic medal dies aged 23

The owner of <b>a “gypsy cob” who helped win a medal at the London 2012 Olympics</b> has paid tribute to her “amazing character” who was put down aged …

Horseback Riding

Who Jumped It Best? Fair Hill CIC3* Edition

We’ve got another exciting round of Who Jumped It Best? and this time we’re taking you to the main arena at Fair Hill International. Fair Hill shook …

Horses

Mare power: watch all 6 of Charlotte Dujardin’s winning Hartpury performances

Charlotte Dujardin swept the board in gold ranks at last week’s NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships. <b>She rode five horses to a total of six</b> …

Horseback Riding

Peter Charles: The Broome Family made Welsh Masters work *H&H VIP*

A week’s rainfall did nothing to deter the Welsh Masters going ahead, and under difficult circumstances with access to a supersize arena (100m x …

Horseback Riding