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Horse & Hound 09-Aug-2018

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 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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OVER the past few years, television producers have asked me for suggestions of riders they could screen test with a view to them appearing in programmes about a particular equestrian sport. Showjumping has the greatest resonance for the non-equestrian audience. The Daily Mail will blithely describe Zara Phillips as a “showjumper”. The man on the street can talk to you about Harvey Smith’s V — for victory, or otherwise — sign at Hickstead. And the wonderful Jilly Cooper gave the whole sport an air of intrigue with the publication of Riders. So it’s not surprising that this is the sport production companies are most interested in featuring, rather than eventing — the more popular in terms of live spectators — or dressage, the more popular in terms of participation. So the producers ask…

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british dressage shortlist revealed for world games

CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN heads the British dressage shortlist for the World Equestrian Games. The Olympic champion is named with Emma Blundell’s Mount St John Freestyle. Seven other combinations join the pair on the shortlist for the Games, which take place in Tryon, North Carolina, from 11 to 23 September. Carl Hester is listed with his own, Anne Evans’ and Ann Cory’s Hawtins Delicato, while Spencer Wilton is named with his own and Jen Goodman’s Super Nova II. Gareth Hughes and Emile Faurie both have two rides listed. Gareth has Steve and Anne Keen’s Don Carissimo, and Classic Briolinca, who he co-owns with his wife Rebecca and Julia Horning. Emile is listed with Elena Knyaginicheva’s Delatio and Hof Kasselmann KG’s Dono Di Maggio. Lara Butler completes the shortlist, with Dr Wilfried and Ursula Bechtolsheimer’s Rubin Al Asad. “All…

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brilliant brash does the double

SCOTT BRASH made it back-to-back wins in the Global Champions Tour London grand prix, on a young horse who “gave him everything”. Scott and the nine-year-old Hello Mr President were first to go in a seven-combination jump-off under a blistering sun at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Saturday (4 August). And although the six who came after did their best, Scott’s round proved unbeatable. “He felt fantastic,” Scott said. “I’m delighted with him. I thought he was a year off winning a big grand prix like this, but I’m hungry to win in front of my home crowd, and he gave me everything today.” Scott, who won the class last year on Hello Forever, said he was unsure after his round whether he had done enough to win again. He also paid tribute to…

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scientists look into how, where and why we whip

SCIENTISTS behind research on whips hope to ensure they are “the right type, for the right purpose, and used in the right way”. Jane Williams, of University Centre Hartpury, is one of a team including David Marlin, Hayley Randle and Linda Greening looking into issues including how riders use whips, how they believe they use them and others’ perception of this use. A survey was completed by more than 2,000 people in a week. “The response has been amazing,” Dr Williams told H&H. H&H reported on 5 July that although there are rules on whip use, no non-racing regulator has attempted to standardise design for competition. At the time, Dr Williams said this showed the need for more research. She and her team hope, after the survey, to extend the research. “You see a lot of…

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pony club tetrathlon on top in tryon

PONY CLUB members who represented the UK in tetrathlon at Tryon International Equestrian Center came back home with medals galore. The girls’ team — Charlotte Whitaker, Miranda King, Ella Eadon and Rebecca Leadbeater — beat teams from the US, Australia and Ireland to take gold at the international exchange competition (13 to 30 July) at the venue where the World Equestrian Games take place next month (11 to 23 September). The boys — Adam Carlile, George Budden, Toby Johnson and Jack Stephens — finished second to Ireland to take silver in their team competition. The team also enjoyed individual success, with Miranda Kerr taking bronze and George Budden gold. Miranda told H&H: “I still can’t believe it. It was just so much fun and to have it all go to plan —it feels like…

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horses in the news

GLAMOURDALE The black stallion (Lord Leatherdale x Negro) won the seven-year-old title at the World Breeding Dressage Championships for Young Horses in the Netherlands. He was partnered by 22-year-old Brit Charlotte Fry. BULANA The European team gold medal-winning mare, ridden by Nicola Wilson, has been ruled out of the World Equestrian Games. The 12-year-old, owned by James and Jo Lambert, has sustained a minor injury. SAP GERALDINE The 10-year-old grand prix dressage mare, ridden by Germany’s Ingrid Klimke, has been put down after developing chronic laminitis. She finished second on her international grand prix debut last November.…

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