Tag Archives: Eventing

Ingrid Klimke – The tradition lives on…

January 19th, 2016 at 2:55 pm The day we visited Ingrid at her stables near Münster, she was showing the visitors to one of her monthly ‘at home’ training days, how she works her dressage horses... Continue reading Read Article

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Sharmayne Spencer: Making it happen for the sport of Eventing

September 9th, 2015 at 3:12 pm Terri Kolb caught up with Sharmayne Spencer at Heritage Hill Farm... Continue reading Read Article

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Are Young Horse Champs a guide to future Eventing Champions?

September 2nd, 2015 at 12:12 pm Christopher Hector set out to answer the question… The decision to run World Young Eventing Horse Championships was taken not all that long ago, but start searching for the results and then the problems begin. The organizers at Lion d’Angers try … Continue reading Read Article

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Ingrid Klimke talks about Training…

September 1st, 2015 at 3:28 pm Ingrid Klimke has built her philosophy of training her horses on the foundation established by her father, the late Reiner Klimke, who like Ingrid was an international star in both eventing and dressage. Not surprisingly, it is a ‘horse friendly’ way of training based firmly on the classical principles. Continue reading Read Article

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Team Tinney

August 31st, 2015 at 1:43 am We see them out there competing, all decked out in their green and gold, but rarely do we see what goes on behind the scenes to produce an Olympic combination. Continue reading Read Article

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Eventing with William Fox-Pitt: Part Three

August 26th, 2015 at 3:52 pm The first two parts of this series saw William putting in the groundwork for the higher levels. We looked at teaching young horses to think for themselves - in a way that has them working with you, not against you. William taught from a premise of common sense – by establishing good habits and taking your time on the flat, you’ll have your controls sorted out for jumping and cross-country as well. Continue reading Read Article

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Eventing with William Fox-Pitt: Part Two

August 6th, 2015 at 11:18 am Although the focus at Equitana is on getting more bang for your buck, I can’t help but appreciate the specialist clinics being charged as a separate ticket. That way you end up with a crowd of people who genuinely want to be there, and William had them hanging on his every word. Continue reading Read Article

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IAHP Rider of the Month – August 2015

August 3rd, 2015 at 9:00 am Nice at Luhmühlen to be matching it with the best of the Germans? “It really was, we’ve always thought a lot of Graf Liberty, and he did so well – very happy.” Was it a soft cross country track or were … Continue reading Read Article

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Eventing with William Fox-Pitt: Part One

July 24th, 2015 at 2:11 am "I never expected or dreamed of a career as a top event rider.” These are the words that open William Fox-Pitt’s autobiography, What Will Be. Strange, considering he’s now topped the World rankings three times and the British list eight times. You would also be surprised to find he’s not some pompous English prat, high on the success of his illustrious career, but a true gentleman, rather well spoken, and somehow still humble. Continue reading Read Article

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Eventing: Managing & treating emergencies after cross country

July 9th, 2015 at 10:58 am Eventing is a supreme all-round test of a horse’s athletic abilities. What is the role of the official veterinary team at an event? Continue reading Read Article

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