Articles tagged as : Eventing

Cross country at the WEG – thrills and spills

September 24th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Cross country day at the WEG started out dramatically with the first horses out on the course all having problems at the final water complex. First out, Buck Davidson retired. Second out, Belgian rider Joris Van Springel and Lully Des Aulnes had a fall and the pair were eliminated. The fish also claimed Mark Todd…[More]

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Take a lesson with a Champion

September 11th, 2014 at 12:40 pm

The German eventing riders seem to be the measure of all things eventing at the moment, Gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 WEG, 2011 and 2013 European Champs, and 2012 Olympic Games – need we say any more…? How about the opportunity to train with a Champion German eventer without flying across the globe?…[More]

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Paul Tapner’s WEG

September 2nd, 2014 at 12:05 pm

The WEG was a bit of rollercoaster ride for Aussie Paul Tapner, who carried the hopes of a nation after his and Kilronan’s great results at Badminton earlier this year. First his dressage test was not as good as in Badminton and put him in 20th place, on 47 penalties (Badminton 36.0!). Come cross country…[More]

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Nicholson Biography released…

August 22nd, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Focused, My Life in Pictures is the new book by Andrew Nicholson and will be launched at the Burghley Horse Trials in September. The book will be available from, but THM has a sneak peek for you now. From the first chapter, ‘Growing up in New Zealand’, here’s Andrew:   I was born in…[More]

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Shane Rose and CP Qualified – Training for the WEG

August 8th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

It was a great opportunity to catch up with Shane Rose a couple of weeks after his 2014 Sydney CCI*** Star triumph, and talk about what it takes to train a four-star star…     Qualified came to you as a failed showjumper from a pretty professional showjumping stable, how do you manage to leave…[More]

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Burghley positives – what really happened?

October 25th, 2013 at 11:06 pm

The eventing world was thrown into chaos with the news that two horses at Burghley, the winner Clifton Promise, and his stable-mate Clifton Pinot,  had tested positive to reserpine described somewhat hysterically at first, as a powerful human psychiatric drug. In Australia, it has been marketed for yonks as Racklin, and was much loved by…[More]

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World Young Eventing Horse Championships 2013

October 21st, 2013 at 2:39 am

the world championship for young eventing horses, special report from christopher hector

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The Clifton Double Drama

October 16th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

This story is on everyone’s mind at the moment, not just in eventing circles. What has happened in the mysterious doping scandal that is currently surrounding two horses with the Clifton prefix and two high-profile eventing riders, Australian Kevin McNab and New Zealander Jock Paget? We have compiled a few of the facts and statements…[More]

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Record Entries for the Pau 4 Star Event

October 14th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Les Etoiles de Pau – The Stars of Pau is boasting great entry numbers for this year. The 4 Star event has been held in France since 2007 and regularly attracts the big eventing stars. This year is no exception. Among the entries we find William Fox-Pitt and Andrew Nicholson, who have got their work…[More]

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Breeding Eventers – Blood will out

October 1st, 2013 at 9:36 am

Eventing – blood will out! I suspect that it is one of the most persistent myths of equestrian sport, that eventers are freaks, accidents – that you cannot breed to produce eventing horses. As I see it, this is just plain wrong. The limited number of people who have tried to breed for eventing have…[More]

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