Allow us, if you will, to set the scene: you’re at Houghton International Horse Trials, sprawled in the sun-soaked grass amid a crowd of merry picnickers. In your hand, there’s an ice cream; in the...» Read More!
Forgive us for being a little giddy, but Houghton International felt as close to normalcy as anyone’s been in a long time today: the sun and the picnickers were out in force, and a veritable smorgasbord...» Read More!
For all our talk yesterday about the joy of watching the soon-to-be-superstars of the eventing circuit make their mark on the leaderboard, as overnight leader Jilsonne van Bareelhof did for China’s Alex Hua Tian, today’s best efforts...» Read More!
Such is the strength and consistency among the upper echelons of the British eventing scene that we’re used to seeing the same tiny handful of superstar horses lead the first phase week in and week...» Read More!
The first leg of the 2019 FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series is underway at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials in Norfolk, England. Nine teams are contesting the Nations Cup: Germany, France, Great Britain,...» Read More!
Just how bored, exactly, are you of the phrase ‘it’s all to play for’? Very? Terribly, awfully bored? Well, yes, same – but this is the nature of this topsy-turvy rollercoaster of a sport, and...» Read More!
The scores across the leaderboard were seriously tightly bunched at the conclusion of dressage, leaving doors wide open for outliers to besiege and claim the top spots in today’s showjumping. And besiege and claim they...» Read More!
The final nineteen riders in the CICO3* at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials performed their dressage tests this morning, with the final gaggle of team riders taking to the centreline in the...» Read More!
Overheard at Houghton today: “Blimey, that’s a really big…” Do you ever stop and think about what eventing must look like to an outsider? I do — rather regularly, actually. Never more so than when...» Read More!
It was a thriller of a day for cross country at the Nations Cup CICO3* at Houghton Hall, and we’re proud to report that all three of our American ladies stormed around a tough track...» Read More!
A rider on the Houghton International course. Photo courtesy of FlashPastPhotography Nicola Wilson and One Two Many ruled the day at Houghton International Horse Trials in the CICO3*, putting in a sharp double clear round...» Read More!
It was an eventful day of withdrawals, straggler dressage scores trickling in, and decisive time faults and rails in show jumping at the Houghton International CICO*** in Great Britain. While ultimately no one was able...» Read More!
Unsurprisingly, nobody today — the second of three days of Houghton CICO3* dressage — could catch Gemma Tattersall and Chico Bella P‘s formidable dressage score of 32.7 from yesterday. To put that number in context,...» Read More!
It’s hard to take a bad picture at these British estate events with their built-in breathtaking backdrops of palaces, castles and just plain old “houses” like this one, Houghton Hall, in Norfolk, England. Course designer...» Read More!