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Horse & Hound 27-Dec-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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to boldly go...

DURING five years as Horse & Hound dressage editor I frequented events such as the Global Dressage Forum in the Netherlands at which the great and good of the sport would invariably end up discussing what could be done to bring dressage to the masses — well, not necessarily masses, but still a wider audience. The arguments could be broken down to two opposing views — those who embraced the prospect of change, keen to see what could be achieved, and those who felt change would ruin the essence of the sport for little gain. I’m just happy that some of the ideas that were discussed at length for years — a shorter grand prix, bolder music to accompany riders in this phase, audience participation and a jazzier approach to the revealing…

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whitaker makes dreams come true

HE had been dreaming of winning the World Cup qualifier at Olympia for more than 20 years — and on Saturday (22 December) William Whitaker’s dream came true. William and Utamaro D’Ecaussines saw off stiff competition from a host of top names in an 18-horse jump-off in the Grand Hall to take the class by fractions of a second. “I’m speechless,” William said. “My horse jumped two unbelievable rounds. “I’ve been coming here since I was two or three years old and ever since I was young it was the thing that spurred me on every day to get up, because I wanted to win the World Cup at Olympia — and now it’s happened.” An emotional William paid tribute to the 14-year-old stallion’s owner Ludwig Criel and his groom, but admitted it had…

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more accolades for gbr eventing world champion

A HOST of awards was handed out at Olympia, The London International Horse on Thursday evening (20 December), honouring a line-up of the great and good of equestrian sport. World champion eventer Ros Canter, who was also part of the British gold-medal winning team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon this year, received the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Medal of Honour. Also receiving the award was Jill Holah, for her commitment to national and international carriage driving and her service as the chef d’equipe for the international combined pony team, and Waveney Luke for her contribution as selector to the British para dressage teams and involvement in British Dressage. Ros Canter was also recognised at the British Equestrian Writers’ Association (BEWA) 2018 awards on 19 December, winning the BEWA trophy. She beat…

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footage of films to improve rider safety

ARCHIVE footage is being used to improve rider safety as researchers seek to learn more about falls and serious injuries. The British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA) digital archive of races is playing a key part in research projects that hope to shine new light on concussion, spinal injuries and training riders how to fall as safely as possible. The BHA would like the projects to help influence future equipment design and rider coaching, with the aim of making the sport safer across all disciplines, not just racing. Studies are taking place at the universities of Sydney and Bath, and University College Dublin. “The universities involved will now be able to map and digitally reconstruct falls in much greater detail, enabling calculation of the forces involved and the effect of altering certain parameters,” explained BHA chief…

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horses in the news

RAMIRO B The great eventing sire has been put down aged 24 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure. His progeny include 2018 Kentucky CCI4* winner Cooley Master Class and Badminton runner-up Cooley SRS. VALEGRO Carl Hester gave 11-year-old goddaughter Ruby Hughes, daughter of dressage riders Gareth and Rebecca, a Christmas present of a lesson aboard the record-breaking dressage legend. WINX The Australian racing star mare will stay in training for 2019, trainer Chris Waller has confirmed. The seven-year-old has 33 wins to her name and is unbeaten in her last 29 races.…

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in brief

RACING AWARDS SHORTLISTS OUT THE National Trainers Federation has announced the 2019 Lycetts Team Champion Award shortlists. The award celebrates the racehorse training yards that have developed a strong team ethos through the highest standards of staff management and safe working practices. The shortlisted trainers with 40 or more horses are Andrew Balding, Tom Dascombe, Warren Greatrex and Richard Hughes. Those shortlisted with fewer than 40 horses are Nick Alexander, Dan Kubler, Jedd O’Keeffe and Richard Phillips. The winners will be announced on 28 February, 2019 at a ceremony at the headquarters of the Institute of Directors in London. WINDSOR TO RUN REGAL PAGEANT THE 2019 Royal Windsor Horse Show (8-12 May) is holding an equine pageant to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Horses from all over the world will be taking…

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