Britain’s most recent individual Olympic eventing champion thanks everyone who played a role in the horse’s incredible career
The striking grey was the most recent horse to win an Olympic eventing gold medal for Great Britain and also had two European team gold medals to his name
There was one certainty before this year’s Ssangyong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials got underway (13-17 September 2017): there would be thrills and spills in equal measure...
"He has absolutely always been this quality horse and it has just taken a long time to get there"
Just 0.1 penalties separated first and second place in this highly competitive class for young horses
The former racehorse reared, napped and broke his owner's back but she persevered
Find out what happened at this morning's CCI3* horse inspection
Kazuma Tomoto has retained his lead following a clear showjumping round, while Holly Woodhead is leading the Brits in third
"I quite like the pressure and luckily it works well for me"
The German rider cruised around David Evans' influential CCI3* track, while Pippa Funnell is lying in second ahead of the showjumping
Watch leading international eventers tell H&H about their thoughts on Blenheim's challenging cross-country courses
The former showjumper has held on to the lead - but with just under two fences separating the top-20, the jumping phases are set to be influential
“Somewhere like this with the backdrop of the palace and the big atmosphere, he really rises to”
Featuring two crossings of the lake plus a dew pond, big open ditches as well as challenging light and terrain, the beautifully presented course is set to test combinations' accuracy and stamina
‘Riding in there is quite emotional because there are lots of people in the crowd who have helped me keep him’
Kazuma Tomoto, who took up eventing last year, is leading the CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses
“He has done tests like this before, but he isn’t ‘push a button and end up in the 30s’, we really have to work for it”
Take a look at our pick of the best shops at this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials — from brass nameplates to dream horseboxes
Horse & Hound's eventing columnist applauds Burghley for setting the standard at the top level
The 2017 Burghley champion Oliver Townend talks us through his cross-country ride step-by-step