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17-Jun-2021
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Published by TI Media Limited Every week Horse & Hound brings horse lovers up-to-date with the latest news and event reports and provides expert equestrian advice on subjects including training and horse care, the latest equine products and feed. The weekly features inform and entertain inspiring readers to go out and ride to improve their horsemanship in every discipline from eventing to show jumping, dressage to showing, polo and hunting. It is also the must read for anyone wanting to buy or sell a horse.

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1 min.
bicton success

HATS off to Nicola Wilson and Tom McEwen, both winners at Bicton (p36), which ran a four-star long replacement event for Bramham last week, as well as the short format class that acted as a final selection trial for those on the Olympic nominations list, with Tom on flying form in that section. It’s a lovely story that Nicola won the equivalent of her local event, which Bramham would have been, in the year it moved from Yorkshire to Devon. According to Andrew Nicholson (comment, p14), Helen West’s impressive track got everyone talking and asked plenty of questions. Having focused a little in recent weeks on the opportunities available to those wanting to start riding, it’s positive to see the British Horse Society’s (BHS) new initiative that will encourage children into riding.…

4 min.
riders’ hopes as covid continues to challenge

Share your news story Call 01252 555021 Email eleanor.jones@futurenet.com @ jones_eleanor PANDEMIC challenges continue for top riders but there is hope as competitors find ways to make the 2021 season work. Two British riders and a few British-based international riders have found ways to comply with German travel restrictions and compete at Luhmühlen (17–20 June). Exceptions were announced for elite athletes last week but British Equestrian (BEF) eventing performance manager Dickie Waygood told H&H this only reached him on Saturday (12 June), by which time most Brits who might have taken advantage were already at Bicton. “If anyone had a problem at Bicton, it could have been an option but it was a step too far, unfortunately,” he said. Mollie Summerland is entered in the CCI5* on Charly Van Ter Heiden on whom she came 10th at…

3 min.
nutrition warning as low sugar may have caused fall

A FIVE-STAR rider who suffered concussion in an innocuous fall is encouraging riders to treat themselves as athletes and take nutrition seriously. Imogen Murray, who has had top-10 finishes at Badminton and Burghley, strongly suspects a lack of rider fuel was a “contributing factor” to her fall from Strandhill Boy in a novice section at Little Downham (22 May). She has since taken a serious look at her nutrition and shared her story to show others how important this is for performance, and the safety risks in not taking it seriously. “The horse didn’t do anything very wrong, he caught a knee and twisted a bit, but it was nothing drastic,” Imogen told H&H. She said she has watched the video and it was not something that would normally result in her falling,…

1 min.
horses in the news

THE TIN MAN The three-time Group One winner has been retired, aged nine, after sustaining a career-ending injury on the gallops. The Equiano gelding, who won more than £1.27m, will remain at trainer James Fanshawe’s Pegasus base. TOVEKS MARY LOU The jumping mare, who helped Sweden to team silver at the 2017 Europeans and 2018 Worlds with Henrik von Eckermann, has retired aged 15 owing to injury. The pair’s major grands prix wins included Royal Windsor 2019. ALBFUEHREN’S BIANCA The ride of Swiss jumper Steve Guerdat has died, having been diagnosed with a brain tumour. The 15-year-old mare and Steve took individual bronze at the 2018 World Equestrian Games and went to Nations Cup finals. LOT 136 Trainer Lucinda Russell secured the three-year-old half-sister of her 2017 Grand National winner, One For Arthur, at Goffs Land Rover…

4 min.
obituaries

DAVE CROWDEN THE much-loved horseman, musician and grandfather died on 3 June from acute myeloid leukaemia, aged 75. In 1974, Mr Crowden met Lynne Johns, and the couple married in 1977. He supported Lynne as she founded Woodlander Stud in 1993 and he became well known and loved across the breeding industry. Mr Crowden had a love of hunting, team chasing and racing. He hunted with the Pytchley and later the Golden Valley, and competed in team chasing under the name the Woodlander Fairies. Mrs Crowden described her husband as an “all-round enthusiastic horseman”. “He was a big supporter of everything at Woodlander – but in his own right, whether it was stallion handling or foaling. He was passionate about the countryside, animal welfare and lots of red wine,” she said. Mr Crowden was a musician…

4 min.
full details released of rider’s continued electric spur abuse

THE FEI has released the details of Andy Kocher’s “pre-planned, deliberate and continued abuse of horses” by electric spur use. The FEI announced in April that Kocher, who has represented the US at World Cup and Nations Cups, had been banned for 10 years, for using the spurs on horses in training and shows. The details of the hearing have now been released. It lasted three days and featured testimonies from a number of witnesses. A witness reported Kocher’s use of the spurs to the Equestrian Community Integrity Unit (ECIU) last May, and the FEI was then sent numerous pictures and videos of Kocher. He denied using electric spurs throughout the case. “According to the FEI, the evidence proved that the electric shock device used by the respondent was a modified electrical power bank,…