Many thanks to Kitty King and Nana Dalton for letting me tag along while they walked the course on Thursday. It’s always fascinating to get a rider’s perspective, especially two riders as experienced as these,...» Read More!
At the end of the dressage phase at Bramham Pippa Funnell finds herself leading the CIC division on Billy The Biz and in equal third position in the CCI on Sandman. (All scores here). Both horses...» Read More!
It’s been a long build up to Caroline Martin’s first CCI3* on an international stage, and the Bramham arena is a pretty intimidating one in which to make your debut. That being said she coped...» Read More!
First to go at 9am sharp Friday morning Flora Harris cemented her good form on the flat this year with a stunning test on Bayano to set a commanding lead with a score of 36.8;...» Read More!
All 22 horses presented at the Bishop Burton College U25 CCI3* First Horse Inspection this afternoon were accepted, although spare a thought for poor Bethany Stephenson who had to endure a visit to the holding...» Read More!
Buck and Caroline were kind enough to stop and chat after they’d worked Quantum Solace (Nacho) on the flat this morning. We talked about doing Tattersalls as a warm-up event, what it’s like to only...» Read More!
Lauren rode with her customary cool and precision to deliver an accurate, smooth and calm test this afternoon in the Bramham arena, walking out with a score of 44.7 which was good enough for equal...» Read More!
Lauren Kieffer brought Veronica out for a brief work on the flat this morning ahead of her 3:40pm GB time dressage test later today. Despite a little tension and once getting her tongue over the...» Read More!
Course Designer Ian Stark has made a few changes to the Bramham cross country this year — some that the riders will welcome, for example the roofed house at fence 3 that caused so much...» Read More!
Another big ticket European event is approaching this weekend, and a small but mighty American contingent will be representing the Stars and Stripes. Lauren Kieffer and Veronica are entered in the CCI3* after receiving a...» Read More!
The Equi-Trek Bramham CCI3* First Horse Inspection took place as it normally does in front of the house, with the competitors walking onto the main front lawn from the picturesque stable yard, but unusually this...» Read More!
Hot on the heels of last night’s announcement of the Pan American Games team and alternates, the USEF has also released the recipients of Land Rover Competition Grants for this spring and summer. Two grants...» Read More!
The USEF posted spring grant applications online this week for Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event CCI4*, Jersey Fresh International CCI3*, Badminton CCI4*, Saumur CCI3*, Bromont CCI3*, Bramham CCI3* and Luhmühlen CCI4*....» Read More!
The leaderboard for the CCI3* saw another shakeup today after show jumping completed, and it was Aoife Clark and Fenyas Elegance that ended up on top when all was said and done. Overnight leader Izzy...» Read More!
I’m not going to lie: I’m pretty bummed that I can’t title this post “California Chrome’s Social Media Roundup” or “I JUST WITNESSED A TRIPLE CROWN WINNER AND OTHER THINGS THAT HAPPENED TODAY”. The folks...» Read More!
The cross country course, as with the show jumping, proved to be sorely influential today as the weather failed to hold up and the footing deteriorated. The organizers did the best they could, removing fences...» Read More!
The leaderboard in the CIC3* at Bramham saw quite a bit of shake up after show jumping this morning. It appears that perhaps the footing was an issue, and the PRO Twitter account reports horses...» Read More!
Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night held their own at Bramham today, scoring 44.4 for 10th place out of the big field of 65 in the CCI3*. Unlike yesterday when the rain and wind marred...» Read More!
Clark Montgomery and Universe did their CIC3* dressage test this afternoon at chilly, rainy Bramham, and unfortunately the atmosphere proved to be a lot for little Buzz to overcome. The horse struggles with tension in...» Read More!