There isn’t much to see as far as dry eyes are concerned on this very British morning as we watched a small but mighty field of 18 come forward to contest the final phase of...» Read More!
We’d all suspected that the inaugural Chedington Bicton Arena CCI5* might be a bit of a tough one — after all, the CCI4*-L held here as a replacement for Bramham back in June threw even the most...» Read More!
We’re less than an hour away from the start of the inaugural Chedington Bicton Arena CCI5* cross-country, and the venue is abuzz with excitement for what’s to come. The consensus? While some of the single fences —...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tina Wallace 🤍 (@life_on_the_left_rein) Good morning and welcome to cross country day in beautiful Devon, near the southeastern corners of England! With all the hustle of...» Read More!
It’s been an incredible first day of sport at the Chedington Bicton Arena Five-Star, as we’ve recapped in great detail in our dressage report — but for every story that makes it into the headlines, there...» Read More!
It’s been two achingly long years since we last had a CCI5* in the UK, and Britain’s conglomerate of eventers have felt every last minute of that wait. All, perhaps, except Pippa Funnell who, as the...» Read More!
“It’s a bit surreal,” says Pippa Funnell, who comes to the inaugural Bicton CCI5* as the reigning Burghley champion, having won with MGH Grafton Street back in 2019. She’s not wrong — there’s a lovely, welcoming...» Read More!
At the 2020 FEI Eventing Risk Management Forum, it was noted that more could be done to positively emphasise good quality cross country riding, rather than only call out bad or dangerous riding. Now one...» Read More!
It’s a rather extraordinary feeling, but here we are — we’ve made it to deepest Devon, in England’s rural southwest, where the Chedington Bicton Five-Star is ensuring that Britain can host a CCI5* for the first time...» Read More!
Started from the bottom (a calendar cleared out by the coronavirus and sad texts to our farriers saying “no stud holes this time, thanks”), now we here (a history-making first-ever ‘pop-up’ CCI5* to make up...» Read More!
While the American Eventing Championships are happening here stateside, there’s also a little event kicking off in Great Britain tomorrow. Typically, this weekend would mean it’s finally time for the Land Rover Burghley CCI5*, but...» Read More!
The UK’s only five-star eventing competition in 2021, the first to take place in two years, will be the Chedington Bicton Park 5* Horse Trials at Budleigh Salterton, Devon — and it’s fast approaching on Sept....» Read More!
We’re now just a scant fortnight away from the start of the Chedington Bicton International CCI5* (2-5 September), and already, the event has made history: it’s the only one-off five-star that’s ever been held. That also makes...» Read More!
British and European eventers were hankering for another five-star competition to replace Badminton and Burghley, which both went by the wayside once more in 2021 with hopes to return in 2022. These abandonments left vacancies...» Read More!
“JL Dublin normally gets very excited and squeals in the warm-up, but today he really had his brain in gear and I thought and hoped that this might be our day,” says Nicola Wilson, whose ten-year-old...» Read More!
It feels like it’s been an awfully long time since we saw a truly tough and influential cross-country day in Britain, and that’s fair enough – since the start of the pandemic, many of the country’s...» Read More!
All eyes are on the Chedington Bicton International Horse Trials this week, where the UK’s first CCI4*-L of 2021 is taking place, plus the prestigious CCI4*-L for under-25s and a CCI4*-S, all ordinarily held at Yorkshire’s...» Read More!
There’s a strange irony in seeing Nicola Wilson in the lead in the CCI4*-L, a spot she holds with the ten-year-old JL Dublin: she’s long sought the win in this class at its ordinary venue, Bramham, which...» Read More!
There’s no hotter place to be than Devon’s Bicton Arena this week, where the Bramham replacement CCI4*-L, CCI4*-L for under-25s, and CCI4*-S, incorporating the final British team selection trial, are currently taking place. If it...» Read More!
Though we all dearly miss Britain’s stately home venues, most of which have cancelled their fixtures for the second year running due to the ongoing pandemic, there’s something special and exciting – a sort of...» Read More!
The word on the street is that the course at Devon, England’s Chedington Bicton International – the replacement event for this year’s Bramham Horse Trials – isn’t anything to scoff at, with beefy jumps, tough, technical combinations,...» Read More!
We might not have a Bramham to look forward to this year, but thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Helen West and her team at Devon’s Bicton Arena, we’ll still be able to see those hugely...» Read More!