In an emotional retirement ceremony on the final day of Pau, France’s Astier Nicolas said a fond farewell to Piaf de B’Neville, the fifteen-year-old Selle Français with whom he recorded his first four-star win and considerable success at...» Read More!
Great Britain’s Tom Crisp has earned himself an interesting and impressive statistic this season: he’s the only rider to complete all four of the European four-stars in 2018. Two of those were on his top...» Read More!
One thing was for certain after last year’s Pau CCI4*: if you hadn’t previously been paying attention to the French four-star, tucked away in the foothills of the Pyrenees and the tail-end of the eventing...» Read More!
Is anyone else suffering from horrendous Pau withdrawals? It’s a funny old time of year; for those of us on this side of the pond, the final four-star wrapped up eventing in 2018 and placed...» Read More!
Let October 28th forever be remembered as the date when the young and the restless take over the world. In 1216, a nine-year-old Henry III became the King of England, and a mere 802 years...» Read More!
France’s Thibault Fournier and Siniani de Lathus had one rail down in show jumping to hold their overnight lead and win their CCI4* debut at Les Etoiles de Pau on a final score of 29.5....» Read More!
That’s French for “dang it to heck!,” “fudgesicle!” or whatever else is your expression of choice in moments of surprise/duress which we are unable to publish here because EN is a family website. Being an...» Read More!
We are sorry to report that Tilly’s determined campaign to convince riders to show up for Pau’s final horse inspection in Halloween costume was a bust, although Hallie Coon did appear to be dressed as Paul...» Read More!
It takes a course with a lot of nerve to push the likes of William Fox-Pitt, Oliver Townend, Tim Price and Phillip Dutton out the moon door, but on Pau cross country day, nothing and...» Read More!
Pau is known for a few things: swimming rats, French stereotypes, abundant day-drinking, and course designer Pierre Michelet, who spends most of his time zooming around the course on a scooter, cackling and twirling the...» Read More!
“I don’t usually try something new at a four-star, but I took a risk and it paid off,” laughed 23-year-old Hallie Coon after the career-best test that earned her and Celien a 29.1 today at Pau. That...» Read More!
One thing I love about Pau is that you never 100% know what’s going on, or what is going to happen next. That unknowing is owed in large part, I think, to a language barrier...» Read More!
Is Pau dressage over already? At some events Thursday and Friday seem to drag on forever, but here in France they seem to be flying by. Is time collapsing in on itself, or are we...» Read More!
Ireland’s Joseph Murphy and his longtime partner Sportsfield Othello are the old pros of the 2018 Pau field. This is their fourth crack at the event together, having finished 27th in 2011, 5th in 2014,...» Read More!
Each passing day of the Pau CCI4* is like one of those Etch A Sketch toys that you erase by turning it up upside down and shaking it. Like, go ahead, spend the better part of...» Read More!
Some people visit the Grand Canyon or stare out across the vast ocean to experience the truth of mankind’s ultimate smallness and put one’s own life into perspective. Eventers just crawl down into a ditch....» Read More!
In a first day full of dressage heavy-hitters, it was the last horse to enter the arena — and a four-star debutante, no less — who would scoop the top spot at this early stage...» Read More!
Bettina Hoy and Designer 10 have slapped down some of the lowest dressage scores in the biz over the summer: a 21.2 in the CIC3* at Luhmühlen, followed by a 22.3 at Aachen. Tilly swears she spotted...» Read More!
Sunrise at Pau is like something out of a dream. The full moon was still dangling high above like a giant paper lantern even as the first horse inspection got underway and the sun was...» Read More!
There are plenty of slightly odd things about Les 4 Etoiles de Pau, or, to give it its official title, #PartyPau, and one of those is definitely the first horse inspection. It takes place under...» Read More!
If you’ve never tuned into France’s premier three-day event, you’re in for a treat this week. Nestled into the foothills of the Pyrenees, a stone’s throw from the Spanish border, the final CCI4* of the...» Read More!
Entries have been confirmed for Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*, which will take place Oct. 24-28 in France. There are 65 total combinations entered, including four from the U.S. and one Aussie we claim as our own. Here...» Read More!
In this three-part series William Micklem shares reflections and observations from attending the 2017 Pau CCI4.* If you missed them: Part 1 “The Calm Before the Storm,” Part 2 “Triumph and Tragedy” and Part 3A “Love and Luck.”...» Read More!