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Fences at Greenwich

July 28th, 2012 at 2:09 am

It must be said that the cross country fences at Greenwich are superb. They are inventive, beautiful, and wonderfully finished. Here are some of the photos that Ros Neave took on our little course walk. the cross country course goes through the main arena A real live squirrel (that’s the grey one) checks out the…[More]

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Donnerhall Descendants Fill German Dressage Team

July 25th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

With the withdrawal of Monica Theodorescu’s Whisper and his replacement as reserve by D’Agostino, the entire German team is made up of Donnerhall descendants and three of them by the Donnerhall son, De Niro. Team horses: Damon Hill (by Donnerhall), Desperados (by De Niro), Diva Royal (by Don Frederico) Individual horse: Dablino (by De Niro) Reserve horse: D’Agostino…[More]

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Shock Exit for Shane Rose

July 23rd, 2012 at 9:58 am

Shane Rose will not ride next weekend at the London Olympics as his horse, Taurus is lame. Shane, who won at Sydney 3DE and Kihikihi Horse Trials, was a strong contender for a team and individual medal. Taurus was sore last week but seemed to be recovering, but after a team jumping session in Gloucestershire…[More]

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Ryan’s Rave: The Olympics Are On

July 17th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Heath Ryan’s column, Ryan’s Rave, didn’t make it to us on time for the August magazine so here it is… his take on the Olympics…

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Totilas, what next? An interview with Sjef Janssen.

July 12th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Until the end of the Olympic Games Sjef Janssen is the trainer of the Dutch national team, then he will work with the German dressage rider Matthias Rath and his horse Totilas. The ten-million-euro wonder horse from the stable of Paul Schockemöhle will not start at the Olympic Games because of Matthias’ illness. Janssen is…[More]

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Australian Olympic Selection Finalised for Dressage and Showjumping

July 9th, 2012 at 10:17 am

After much speculation, debate (and protests) the Australian Olympic teams for dressage and showjumping have been finalised. Riding for Australia in Dressage are: Lyndal Oatley on Sandro Boy, Kristy Oatley on Clive and Mary Hanna on Sancette. This will be Mary’s fourth Olympic Games. Riding in the showjumping are: Edwina Tops-Alexander on Cevo Itot du…[More]

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Totilas out of Olympic Contention

July 6th, 2012 at 10:29 am

Matthias Rath will not ride Totilas at the London Olympics as the German rider is still suffering from glandular fever. Matthias was to prove his fitness at Aachen CHIO but was too unwell to ride and will therefore not compete in London. German team doctor Manfred Giensch said: “Today’s analysis of his (Rath’s) blood test…[More]

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Eventing Team Selected

July 4th, 2012 at 9:56 am

Australia’s Olympic Eventing Team has been finalised with the team announced as: Clayton Fredericks, Lucinda Fredericks, Andrew Hoy, Shane Rose and Christopher Burton. This same team was nominated last month but there were appeals against the selection that have since been dismissed. This will be the second Olympic team for husband and wife duo, Clayton…[More]

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Carl Hester and the Games Countdown

June 13th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

THM EXCLUSIVE: Interview by Chris Hector. Kit Houghton took the stunning photos… The timing simply could not be better, as we run up to the London Games, for the first time ever in the history of equestrian sport at the Olympics, the British Dressage Team is the very hot favourite for team gold, and for…[More]

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Christopher Burton First and Second at Saumur CCI3*

May 21st, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Christopher Burton took out the 2012 Saumur CCI3* placing first on Haruzac and second on Holstein Park Leilani. He went clear cross country on both horses, just picking up 5.60 and 4.80 time faults. Going into the showjumping he was in first place on Leilani but had one rail and one time penalty, which slipped…[More]

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Day Two Saumur

May 19th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Aussies in handy position The Aussies are looking good as we head into the cross country. There’s less than ten points separating the top ten with the leading Australians in a good position to catch the leaders on a pretty tough and demanding track. Walterstown Don and Clayton Best score for the Australians came from Clayton…[More]

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Badminton Cancelled

May 1st, 2012 at 11:40 am

Badminton Horse Trials has been cancelled due to what the organisers have called, “totally waterlogged and partially flooded” grounds. This is the first time since 1987 that the prestigious event has been cancelled. Unlike 1987 though, 2012′s competition had an extra focus on it in the lead-up to the London Olympics with several combinations hoping…[More]

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