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How a dressage-bred Oldenburg became a 7’2” HOYS puissance winner

Joseph Trunkfield riding Senators Rhondaigo, winners of Class 16, Ripon Select Foods Puissance, during the Horse of the Year Show held at the NEC in Birmingham in UK…

Dressage results: Fairoak Grange, Hampshire, 16 October 2021

Image: Rob Trobridge and Matteo, placed third in the Novice gold at the Nationals last month, win the elementaries on 73.6% and 68.75% The post Dressage results: Fairoak…

Dressage results: Golden Cross, East Sussex, 16 October 2021

Image: Emily Ward Hansen takes Chippendale x Metall eight-year-old Iguazu up to advanced medium for the first time and he produces a 67.5% 98 qualifier The post Dressage…

The breeds of dressage horse prevailing at the top of the sport – and those breaking tradition

Charlotte Dujardin ( GBR) riding Gio during the Grand Prix – Team and Individual Qualifier for the Olympic Dressage Competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held at…

Pammy Hutton: Fretting about who wins, plus bringing some good from the ghastly

Pammy Hutton on how dressage judging must change and building Olympic legacies Pammy Hutton. WHEN I can’t sleep, I fret about who wins and who doesn’t. The world…

Dressage results: Parwood, Surrey, 14 October 2021

Image: Tor Fenwick notches up six gold section wins riding three horses, including TDF Mississippi, TFD Minneapolis and Quantanamo Z, pictured The post Dressage results: Parwood, Surrey, 14…

Recipe for an Old Fashioned …

It has been a long week, but it seems as though they’re all long. On Wednesday, it felt like Thursday all day, so today somehow feels like Monday….

Dressage results: Belmoredean, West Sussex, 14 October 2021

Image: Vicky Thompson-Winfield rides David Jones’ Valeron-sired 12-year-old stallion Esquire III in his third grand prix and scores 69.6%   The post Dressage results: Belmoredean, West Sussex, 14…

New Video

Until this week, I hadn’t seen video of me riding Izzy for three or four months, Even though I use my Pivo Pod weekly, it can’t yet cast…

Teaching a Wee Bit of Lengthening

“J” came down on Sunday this weekend instead of her regular Saturday. Like always, I tried to think of something to work on that we haven’t necessarily tried…

British-bred horses swept the board at Keysoe International CDI

THE growing strength of British dressage shone at Keysoe International CDI in Bedfordshire as established stars and new faces proved they are pushing the sporting bar ever higher….

Fixing What Needs to Be Fixed

Each week, I take a lesson from Sean Cunningham, owner and trainer at STC Dressage. Each week, it seems as though Izzy and I take yet another step…

The Importance of Circles

​Have you ever wondered why it’s worth perfecting a circle? It may feel as though a circle is a basic movement, useful for young horses and in a…

Dressage results: Felbridge, 11 October 2021

Image: Georgina Howard and a more confident-looking Serupgard Sauvignon score 68.18% and 65.4% for medium and advanced medium qualifiers The post Dressage results: Felbridge, 11 October 2021 appeared…

Dressage results: Cobham Manor, Kent, 10 October 2031

Image: New BD affiliated combination Julia Harrison-Lee and Helena V win both elementary tests with plus-66% The post Dressage results: Cobham Manor, Kent, 10 October 2031 appeared first…

I’ve Used Ivermectin

For my horses, and only for my horses. The way things are going right now, I might not be using it for a while. On Saturday, I stopped…

Dressage results: Pachesham, Surrey, 9 October 2021

Image: Laura Edwards’ Dutch harness horse Eyecatcher A makes a happy return to competition after a 15-month break The post Dressage results: Pachesham, Surrey, 9 October 2021 appeared…

Mary’s Little Lamb

It’s actually Melissa’s little lamb, but you get the idea. The great Kern County Fair just finished up this past weekend. Like at most fairs, or at least…

Five wins on five horses: Charlotte Dujardin does it again at HOYS

Charlotte Dujardin riding IMHOTEP, winner of the DRESSAGE FUTURE ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP during the Horse of the Year Show held at the NEC in Birmingham in UK between 6…

The Horse & Hound Podcast 71: Emile Faurie | Nations Cup showjumping final | Identity & drive in riders | News round-up

In our 71st weekly episode of The Horse & Hound Podcast, currently supported by NAF, H&H dressage editor, Polly Bryan, talks to new national dressage champion Emile Faurie,…

How a Horse & Hound advert helped a Tokyo Paralympian find her ‘heart horse’

Bert Sheffield hugs Fairuza, after scoring 72% in the team test A chance phone call to an advert placed in Horse & Hound led to Canadian rider Bert…

Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh

Why did the dinosaur cross the playground?To get to the other slide. ​Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?​He didn’t have the guts. ​Where did the King keep his armies?Up his sleevies. Why…

Ouch

Newt isn’t a cheap truck to drive, and I knew that when I bought her. That doesn’t make her bills any easier to pay though. In September, I…

Carl Hester on the national dressage championships: ‘I enjoyed it, but the prize money was appalling’

H&H’s dressage columnist Carl Hester praises the new-look nationals, and offers some ideas for improvement in the future I VERY much enjoyed this year’s LeMieux National Dressage Championships,…

Riders achieve personal bests and make their mark at new levels

Pachesham, Cobham Manor and Parwood, 26, 27 & 30 September 2021 Most local venues have experienced lower competitor numbers and withdrawals against the backdrop of recent and imminent…