Three British riders received FEI sanctions at the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, held Aug. 25-29 in Scotland, including FEI World No. 1 Oliver Townend. Oliver received a verbal warning for abuse of horse...» Read More!
Following Oliver Townend’s official warning for “over-use of the whip” on cross country at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, the British Horse Society plans to raise further concerns about his behavior with the FEI....» Read More!
Oliver Townend released a statement this morning in response to the public outrage over his use of the whip during his cross country rounds with both Cooley SRS and Ballaghmor Class on Saturday at the...» Read More!
In the second leg of the Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam, Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class were the CIC3* winners at the Barefoot Estates Burnham Market International. The Shearwater Insurance Tri-Star Grand Slam is...» Read More!
Oliver Townend is on a roll. The Shropshire-based eventer is currently the highest-ranked British eventer in the world, having enjoyed wins and excellent results over the past two months at Blair Castle, Burghley, Blenheim and...» Read More!
Rio be damned, Oliver Townend embodied the concept of the Event Rider Masters this weekend, truly giving a master class in all three disciplines at the prestigous Gatcombe event. While no one could make the...» Read More!
Richard Sheane outbid Oliver Townend for a 3-year-old gelding by Ramiro B at last night’s Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale in Ireland, commanding the top price of the night at €53,500, or about $66,800. “If you...» Read More!
Oliver Townend had a forgettable 2013 plagued with injuries and less than stellar luck. Now, Ollie is ready to come out guns blazing to aim for a coveted top spot in the British Eventing rankings...» Read More!
Waylon Roberts won The Royal Indoor Eventing title for a seventh time this past weekend, and loyal EN reader Denya Massey was on hand to document the whole event for us. If you missed her...» Read More!
from the May 3rd issue of Sports Illustrated A few people sent me emails asking about the Sport’s Illustrated photo, and I just had a chance to pick up a copy of SI this weekend....» Read More!
Oliver Towned has been released from the hospital…for real this time…we promise. Oliver was out and about at the horse park this afternoon. If you have any photos of an Oli sighting from Sunday, please...» Read More!
I have confirmed from a source close to the situation that Oliver is conscious, walking around, and not seriously injured, and that he might be released from the hospital sometime soon. Perhaps the best sign...» Read More!
Oliver Townend is conscious after being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital. Oliver’s Facebook fan page reports that he was able to move after the fall: “[Oliver] was taken away by helicopter and was conscious and...» Read More!
Oliver Towned was airlifted from Rolex Saturday afternoon after falling from Ashdale Cruise Master at the Hollow (#20 and #21AB) on the Rolex Cross-Country course. Ashdale Cruise Master caught his legs while jumping the...» Read More!
Adding to the pressure of competing at the nation’s biggest event (and for some, a spot on the team!), competitors must indulge the media in daily press conferences. Lucky for us, they are friendly and...» Read More!
–Friday’s weather forecast includes a bit of everything, with thunderstorms, highs in the 60’s, and sun mid-day. A ‘possibly severe weather’ warning is in place for Saturday. –7 combinations to keep an eye on: Woodburn...» Read More!
This is the magical bracelet that gets me back in the barns. This is my 10th consecutive Rolex, and, as always, my goals are to have fun, learn a lot, and hang out with my...» Read More!
from Chelan’s blog According to William’s site, both William and Oliver have arrived in Lexington after their incredible travels over the past 36 hours. The question now is how exhausted and jet-legged are they? Both...» Read More!
Welcome to round 3 of EN’s group Rolex picks, whereby we have selected 3 combinations from each of our preview posts to move on to round 2. This is a bracket style competition, and at...» Read More!
As we reported yesterday, Oliver Townend and William Fox Pitt have been forced to find an alternative route to Kentucky due to massive flight cancellations in the UK caused by the Icelandic volcano that erupted...» Read More!
Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 of EN’s Rolex competitor previews. So far, 15 combinations have advanced to round 2 of EN’s collective Rolex pick. You will choose the last three to advance to...» Read More!
I never expected to have to use “Volcano Update” as part of a post title. I have received word that Oliver Townend and William Fox-Pitt are leaving England today with a “mad travel plan” to...» Read More!
*As a quick bit of entry news, Oliver Townend has withdrawn Carousel Quest from Rolex, and now only has ODT Master Rose and Ashdale Cruise Master entered. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part...» Read More!