Welcome to The Debrief, where we’ll recap the experience of a rider following a big result or otherwise memorable competition. Cosby Green has had quite the year. She made the move to the UK back...» Read More!
Welcome to The Debrief, where we’ll recap the experience of a rider following a big result or otherwise memorable competition. For Allie Knowles, Les 5 Étoiles de Pau was one such competition. While Allie has...» Read More!
Take a spin around Les 5 étoiles de Pau aboard Bruno with JockeyCam. See the behind-the-scenes during the hold and Boyd’s POV at Fence 13B where the pair triggered a frangible. Posted by Boyd...» Read More!
I unfortunately couldn’t watch Les 5 Etoiles de Pau cross country livestream this Saturday, but I could tell from the pinging of messages flying through the EN team Slack channel that it was an absolute...» Read More!
Les 5 Etoiles de Pau has always been renowned for a few things: twisty, technical cross-country courses; ringside entertainment that borders on deranged; and showjumping tracks that eclipse any other in terms of difficulty at...» Read More!
After a cross country day that saw leaderboard updates with more twists and turns than the track itself, it turned out that the top two placings would remain the same, albeit switched around. Initially on...» Read More!
34 horses and riders will go ahead to the showjumping finale at Les 5 Etoiles de Pau, the final five-star of the 2023 season, after a handful of overnight withdrawals and a final horse inspection...» Read More!
One of my most closely-held pet peeves is when I hear someone refer to Pau, the south of France’s late-autumn offering, as a ‘soft’ five-star. That’s usually an assessment that comes from people who’ve not...» Read More!
It’s here! It’s Saturday! Which can mean only one thing to eventing fans. It’s cross country day. Hooray! There’s a tinge of sadness that this is the last 5* cross country day of the season,...» Read More!
Once, years ago, I described Pau’s course designer, Pierre Michelet, a man who looks like the sweetest French grandpa in a butterscotch-yellow cardigan, as such: “There’s a rumour that suggests that if you stand in...» Read More!
Well, the riders aren’t kidding when they describe Pierre Michelet’s track as twisty: I literally got lost just trying to follow the route on CrossCountryApp. I had to walk it with my finger five times...» Read More!
Today, in stark contrast to yesterday at Pau, the sun shone sweetly: over the main arena, over the swiftly-filling grandstands, over my camera, which was so waterlogged from yesterday that my photos of the first...» Read More!
Bonjour ENers! After a super, and soggy, start to the competition yesterday, we’re back between the white boards for a full day of dressage action at Les 5 Etoiles de Pau. But first, a quick...» Read More!
“I could do without the nightclub music in the walk,” says reigning Pau champion Jonelle Price wryly after her test with Pratoni ride McClaren, who scored a 32.4 to sit ninth overnight after the first...» Read More!
A week full of excitement awaits as two major events prepare to kick off. Eventing at the 19th Pan American Games (Chile) begins tomorrow (October 26) with the First Horse Inspection, followed by dressage on...» Read More!
So here we are. It’s the final 5* of the season (sniff), but before we hunker down for the winter to watch reruns of the awesome eventing that’s happened in 2023, we get to wrap...» Read More!
Generally, I like to think I watch horse inspections with a pretty analytical eye. I look at hooves, I look at stride length and whether it’s equilateral, I quietly brew up ways to make fun...» Read More!
And so we arrive at the end of all things — or, at least, the end of the 2023 line-up of five-stars. Our final hurrah at Les Etoiles de Pau sees us in the not-quite-so-sunny...» Read More!
The end of the eventing season is near, but not before we crown two new CCI5* champions the month, one at the MARS Maryland 5 Star (October 19-22) and the second at Les Etoiles de...» Read More!
It’s the inarguable best time of the year (I say that because it’s my birthday month, so it’s ok if you actually would like to argue that point): a full slate of top-level eventing action...» Read More!
US Equestrian is pleased to announce The Dutta Corp./USEF Eventing High Performance Flight Grant recipients. Established for eventing athletes who are targeting the 2024 Olympic Games, the grants were awarded to Will Coleman and Chin...» Read More!
Last week’s coverage of Pau on EN is brought to you with the support of Kentucky Performance Products. We couldn’t do much of what we’ve done these last few years without the support of sponsors such...» Read More!
It’s very nearly time to kick off the final 5* of the 2022 season! This week, a total of 52 combinations representing 11 nations will compete for $150,000 in prize money at Les 5 Etoiles...» Read More!