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!
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.” 1) It takes...» Read More!
In this three-part series William Micklem shares reflections and observations from attending the 2017 Pau CCI4.* If you missed Part I, “The Calm Before the Storm,” read it here. 1) It takes disappointment …. It...» Read More!
Look, if there’s one thing that’s quite plain to see, it’s that we’re on the cusp of a French takeover. With victories at Le Lion d’Angers and Pau, they’re only building in strength, power, and enviably...» Read More!
For the third consecutive year, a French rider has lifted the trophy at the home CCI4*. Gwendolen Fer’s beautiful clear round aboard her experienced partner Romantic Love secured her the title – and made her...» Read More!
It was enough to inspire flashbacks to the Rio Olympics. Like that fateful course, which toppled the hopes of so many, Pierre Michelet‘s Pau track laid waste to the leaderboard and conquered even the most experienced...» Read More!
We are devastated to report that Boyd Martin’s mount Crackerjack has been euthanized after sustaining multiple fractures to his right front pastern on cross country at Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*. The incident occurred in the...» Read More!
Forget what you’ve heard: there’s nothing soft about Pau. Designed by Pierre Michelet — the man responsible for that Rio course, as well as last week’s courses at Le Lion d’Angers, France’s four-star makes the most...» Read More!
Hands up if you’re an unapologetic Boyd Martin fan! Okay, great, so now that I have, quite literally ALL of your attention, allow me to present you with a little gift from the man himself,...» Read More!
The shock withdrawal of Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam FBW from Pau has opened the door for the possibility of a new number one in the FEI World Rankings, a title held by Jung for the past two years....» Read More!
We have a big week ahead at Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*. Tilly Berendt is on the grounds at Pau for EN and will be bringing you full reports each day. You can watch the entire...» Read More!
Several riders flirted with a sub-40 mark in today’s dressage, but only one managed it. British rider Ros Canter and her own Zenshera threw down the gauntlet with a 39.7, putting themselves in an enviable position going...» Read More!
63 horse and rider combinations trotted up as the sun rose over Pau this morning, and all 63 – including our three American combinations – passed and will go on to dressage, despite holds for Ben...» Read More!
Deep in the south of France, nestled into the Pyrenees mountains, 64 of the world’s best horse and rider combinations are gearing up to tackle the final northern hemisphere CCI4* of the year. This year, we...» Read More!
They’ve won Badminton, Burghley, Kentucky and Luhmühlen, but there are a couple four-star wins still on the bucket list: Adelaide, which being in Australia is sort of a hassle to get to, and Pau, the...» Read More!
The entry list for Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* went live last week, with four North American combinations set to contest. A withdrawal today brings that number down to three. In a statement on her Facebook...» Read More!
Hot off the presses! Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* just released the entry list for this year’s event, which will take place Oct. 25-29 in Pau, France. We have three American combinations and one Canadian combination entered....» Read More!
Today Michael Jung found himself in a position he knows very well: The last rider to go on the last day of competition with little room for error. But a dark bogey fence near the...» Read More!
It’s been a disappointing morning in France for Team USA, as Lucy Boynton Lie’s Crackerjack was sadly not accepted at the final horse inspection at Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*. “Crackers” was sitting in sixth...» Read More!
Historically, it was the practice of commanding officers in battle to always have a second horse ready and waiting should your first horse tire, and it seems Michael Jung has made a careful study of...» Read More!
Boyd has two greys at Pau this week: Crackerjack, who sits 10th after dressage (47.7), and Welcome Shadow, who is in 25th (51.9)....» Read More!
Michael Jung is still leading Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* at the conclusion of dressage, though today he’s topping the leaderboard on a different horse. fischerTakinou, a 9-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding making his first four-star start,...» Read More!
There was some serious dressage happening all around the world today as Michael Jung took the stage with Rolex winner fischerRocana FST, leading the field at Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* on a score of...» Read More!