Probably The Best Burghley For 50 Years

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Could there be a more exciting place to be than England right now? Less than one year to what promises to be the most exciting Equestrian Olympics we’ve seen for generations. The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials entry list illustrates the influx of foreign riders, basing themselves here or simply visiting to step up their…

Lost In Translation – Luhmühlen Or Bust

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Highclere Horse Trials This Weekend Too I keep telling myself I planned it this way, but the truth is I’ve been procrastinating over this particular holiday weekend for while. It’s the Europeans at Luhmühlen, and I’ve not been there since I lived in Aachen when Thatcher was in power, and continental Europe still had controlled…

The Europeans Seemed To Have Arrived From Nowhere

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All The Aussies Are Over Here! It seems to have been a quirky year for eventing. A number of top horses are out with injury, we’ve had a southern hemisphere invasion, Badminton ran over Easter weekend, a few Germans ran their Badminton mounts again at Luhmühlen in June, and now it’s back to Luhmühlen for…

Burghley Horse Trials – Cross Country

Mark Phillips | Burghley Course Designer I’ve always thought the course at Burghley rides so much better than it walks, which I think is all credit to Mark Phillips, whereas the course at Badminton walks better than it rides, which is no bad thing and makes it all the more interesting. There is so much…

WEG 2010 Eventing: British 4 Stars Provide Best Individual Medal Indications

More Foreign Riders Are Moving To Britain Chasing Medals Someone now based in the states, recently told me she really missed the eventing circuit back here in the UK, and trawling the web last night looking at photos and videos of events from around the globe got me thinking about how lucky we are in…