What happens when you put over 200 horse-and-rider combinations into a CCI4*-S? A lot of things, really — including a journalist and photographer with a memory card absolutely brimming with photos, all of which would...» Read More!
It’s that time again, folks: time, indeed, to don your Simon Cowell caps and pick your favourite superstar from an enviable line-up of options. This time, we head to England’s Aston le Walls, the inaugural...» Read More!
There’s always an element of unknowability about an inaugural international track, even when that track is laid at a venue that’s prolific and well-loved for its national tracks. But today, designer Captain Mark Phillips and organiser...» Read More!
When offered the task of designing the inaugural Aston-le-Walls CCI4*-S track, Captain Mark Phillips had a couple of challenges on his hands: he had to start effectively from scratch, and he had to turn a venue...» Read More!
“Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes,” wrote Benjamin Franklin in 1789, before, we presume, scratching his...» Read More!
Saying goodbye to our beloved events — for a year, perhaps, or two — is beginning to feel worryingly par for the course after more than a year of battling the Covid-19 pandemic, but every...» Read More!
Eventing in England resumed two weeks ago at the national level after the season was halted due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The sport itself is the same — three phases all counting to a final...» Read More!
So begins five jam-packed days of competition at Aston Le Walls in Northamptonshire, the purpose-built eventing base of Nigel and Ann Taylor, and it almost seemed like pretty much everyone who competed at Badminton over...» Read More!