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Horse & Hound


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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glorious victories

WHAT an Olympic eventing final – enhanced no end by the British team debutants’ decisive team gold. Oliver Townend, Tom McEwen and Laura Collett were faultless in their riding and professionalism representing their country and sport, and have awoken new audiences to both the intensity and joy of eventing. Tom seemed as cool as ice piloting Toledo De Kerser through that final round under supreme pressure without touching a pole. Oliver appeared meticulously prepared, as if this was the moment he had been not waiting for but rather working for his whole life. And Laura showed the confidence she has in London 52 was utterly justified, and articulated to a global audience what it takes to achieve what this team has done. Germany’s Julia Krajewski was a deserving winner. She did not…

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Share your news story Call 01252 555021 Email eleanor.jones@futurenet.com @jones_eleanor_ BRITAIN’S eventers won team gold in a superb, emphatic performance, while Tom McEwen and Toledo De Kerser won a brilliant individual silver. Tom and Toledo finished on their dressage score, while Oliver Townend on Ballaghmor Class and Laura Collett and London 52 dislodged just one showjumping pole apiece to secure Britain’s first team eventing gold since 1972, almost 14 penalties ahead of Australia. Rio 2016 gold medallists France took bronze. Oliver said: “It’s very unreal. It hasn’t sunk in yet but we were three riders on exceptional horses and I think that’s what’s been so special; all three of us have been on literally horses of a lifetime and for that to fall in the same year, at an Olympic Games with super-special horses… we knew…

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cast in bronze

THERE was not a dry eye in the British camp when Charlotte Dujardin and Gio gave it their all to take individual Olympic bronze on a score of over 88%. Charlotte and the 10-year-old gelding, in only his third-ever freestyle, surpassed their achievements that had secured team bronze for Britain the previous day (27 July) to set the arena alight, finishing behind gold medallists Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera, and Isabell Werth on Bella Rose. “I just went out there knowing I wasn’t going to go down without a fight. But I also wanted to enjoy it and have fun, and I really did,” said Charlotte. “This might be bronze, but he gave me absolutely everything and he’s a winner in my eyes.” ● Full report, p62 Pictures by Peter Nixon, Getty, Alan…

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horses in the news

BELLA ROSE 2 The Olympic individual silver and German team gold-medal winner, partnered by Isabell Werth and owned by Madeleine Winter-Schulze, has retired aged 17. The Westphalian mare is world and European champion. BATTAASH The Charlie Hills-trained seven-year-old, owned by the late Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and now by Shadwell Estate, has retired. His highlights included Prix de l’Abbaye victory, and winning over £1.77m. JET SET The 14-year-old, ridden by Switzerland’s Robin Godel at the Tokyo Olympics, was put down after pulling up on the cross-country owing to an irreparable ligament rupture. He was produced to five-star by Andrew Nicholson. CONTINUITY David Britnell’s CCI5* ride has been put down, aged 17, after sustaining a severe tendon injury. He had 23 international cross-country jumping clears with David, plus a win at Rockingham CIC2* (now CCI3*-S). OLD VIC The National Hunt…

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final push to keep dressage top hats thrown out by fei

A PUSH to drop the ban on top hats in international dressage has been quashed by the FEI’s medical committee. The ban, which came into force on 1 January, divided opinions. A 150-strong petition asking the FEI for riders (over-25s) to have the option of wearing top hats in international competition was dismissed in November 2020. The topic has arisen again, with national federations and others calling for riders to have the choice of top hat or helmet. “The traditional dress code with an elegant hat is a world-renowned recognition feature of dressage,” said a joint statement from the German and Austrian federations, the International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC) and Association of International Dressage Event Organisers. It added that they “do not want to give the impression” that dressage has become dangerous. “We acknowledge the…

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signs of hope in battle against dangerous equine obesity

THERE are hopeful signs that positive change is being made in showing on equine weight – but “we all need to keep on it”. After a successful pilot in 2019, the Horse Trust and behaviour change specialist Tamzin Furtado joined forces at the Royal International Horse Show (20-25 July) to assess the condition of horses and ponies. The animal in each class with the healthiest body condition was given an award. The aim was to reward healthy condition, and spread the word on how best to maintain it. Dr Furtado, whose PhD was on equine obesity and owner attitudes to it, told H&H the pilot involved hunter classes, entrants in which were more likely to be near ideal body condition, but this more extensive project involved more than 300 animals in 12 classes,…