Tom McEwen’s Four-Star Horse Dies From Colic

The “broken-hearted” team around British eventing rider Tom McEwen announced on Facebook the death of four-star horse Strike Smartly, called Paddy. At age 12 he died from a colic attack after he had had complications on the weekend. In 2017 McEwen and the grey Irish horse won the CIC3* in Chatsworth as well as the CCI3* of […]

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World Championships Fifth-Placed Horse to Philipp Dutton

7-year-old Selle Francais mare California d’Horset will be ridden by Philip Dutton, who won bronze in Rio, in the future. The mare by Soliman was ridden to place five at the World Championship of the young eventing horses by her owner Yannick Dirou (FRA) in Le Lion d’Angers. The US-American takes over the mare’s ride […]

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Japanese Racing Association Supports 2020 Olympic Games

The Japanese Racing Association (JRA), has offered his official support for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In contrast to official sponsors, official contributors are non-profit organisations, who promise their help for the Olympic Games. The JRA will provide the Equestrian Park for the Games for free – and also renovate the buildings. Furthermore the […]

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Four-Star Eventer Euthanised

Last Sunday, Barry’s Best, long-standing four-star horse of Rosie Thomas, had to be euthanised. Barry’s Best lived to be 24 years old. Recently he had developed neurological problems. He was no longer able to get up, his hind legs did no longer work, as Thomas told Horse&Hound. For the British rider the gelding was her […]

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Andrew Nicholson

Sensation for Swiss Eventers: Nicholson Takes Over as Coach

The Swiss federation states on their homepage that it had been one of their dreams – and now it will come true: eventing star Andrew Nicholson will take over as coach of the Swiss eventers. The riders, the chef d’équipe, the federation: everyone is looking forward to the co-operation with the New Zealander. Their goals […]

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Eventing Stud Ramiro B Has Died

Ramiro B was said to be one of the most successful studs for great eventing horses. Now the horse has died at age 24 due to acute renal failure. The BWP stallion by Calvani/Wendekreis serviced numerous mares in Great Britain and sired among others the successful eventing horses Ballynoe Castle (Third place in the CCI4* […]

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Rodrigo Pessoa

Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden and Irish Show Jumping manager Rodrigo Pessoa sign contract extensions with Horse Sport Ireland

Horse Sport Ireland, the governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland, are delighted to announce that Irish Eventing Senior High Performance Director Sally Corscadden and Irish Show Jumping Senior High Performance Director Rodrigo Pessoa, have both signed contract extensions. Meath-based Sally Corscadden was appointed Irish Eventing Senior High Performance Director (incorporating the role of Team […]

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Oliver Townend’s Cooley SRS Sold

British eventing rider Oliver Townend has to say farewell to his 11-year-old partner Cooley SRS. The Irish sport horse was sold to Terry Snow, who will give his ride to Australian Hazel Shannon. At his first four-star in Badminton event, Cooley SRS finished second. The Ramiro B son came to Townend when he was four […]

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Fox-Pitt’s Idalgo Has Died

At age 22 William Fox-Pitt’s Idalgo had to be euthanised. Last Friday the French gelding fell ill so suddenly that another decision could not be made. In 2009 Idalgo, called “Frog” was part of the successful EC team, and Fox-Pitt and he were placed second in Badminton. The gelding was retired from the sport in […]

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Four-Star Winner Retired

This weekend Astier Nicholas’ four-star winning horse Piaf De B’Neville had his farewell ceremony in Pau. The 15-year-old gelding and his rider won individual silver and team gold at the Olympic Games in Rio. Ben, so Nicholas’ long-standing partner was called, did not have any mistakes in 20 international cross country courses and finished 13 […]

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