Andrew Nicholson and Nereo Win Badminton

It took Andrew Nicholson 37 tries to win Badminton, but today he achieved his goal riding the 17-year old Nereo, defeating defending Badminton champ Michael Jung aboard La Biosthetique Sam FBW.  This was Nicholson’s win is his biggest since coming back from neck surgery following a fall in 2015 which nearly paralyzed him. Nicholson rode in his […]

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Burghley Wrap Up

Thank goodness for Burghley TV. I didn’t have time to watch any of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this year but it’s all available on demand. Burghley does an awesome job of bringing the event into the living rooms of eventers all around the world and I’m really going to enjoy watching the rides. […]

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Gravity defying cross country saves

What’s the difference between a good event rider and a great one? Certainly one thing is their “stickability” and shear determination. Here are some gravity defying videos from some of the great riders who are NOT going to touch the ground! Let me know if you have any favorite cross country “save” videos that should […]

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Jock Paget wins Badminton on Clifton Promise

In the end it wasn’t Michael Jung who foiled the Grand Slam Contenders, it was Jock Paget — a former bricklayer who won Badminton on his very first attempt. He is only the second rider after Mark Todd to win Badminton their first time out! Paget finished on his dressage score of 39.7 penalty points. […]

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Grand Slam Showdown begins!

As I mentioned at the end of Rolex, two riders are poised to win eventing’s Grand Slam — Andrew Nicholson and William Fox-Pitt have each have one two of the three legs. (Note: the situation was in part created because Badminton was cancelled last year — the Grand Slam is awarded for winning the three […]

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Andrew Nicholson makes Rolex look easy

You have to be a damn good rider to make Rolex look easy but that’s what Andrew Nicholson was able to do. After starting stadium with horses in first and second place, he kept the lead to win on the magnificent Spanish-bred gelding Quimbo. With this win, Nicholson is now in direct competition with William […]

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It is hard to imagine winning Burghley six times

Burghley is always a tough event and this year the fences were enormous. To finish in the top 10 on a regular basis would be a triumph of skill, luck and the ability to find and develop amazingly talented horses. To win Burghley six times is hard to imagine but that’s exactly what William Fox-Pitt […]

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