The week that was: seven days in the horse world

  • A rider who shared pictures of a Badminton fashion craze has been “stunned” by the reaction on social media.

    Ria’s friend Mark Tween snapped pictures of her and 16 unsuspecting members of the public who had also donned matching jackets for the event.

    Follow the yellow coat girl…

    A once neglected pony found in a “miserable” state has been transformed into a showing champion.

    Pumphill Fandango was crowned mountain and moorland mini champion at Royal Windsor Horse Show.

    See this pony’s transformation…

    This is your chance to make a difference.

    H&H charity of the year World Horse Welfare has launched its latest campaign in the battle to end a trade that “amounts to such a significant legally-sanctioned abuse of horses in Europe”.

    Find out how you can help


    Pamero 4, the promising four-star event horse produced by Laura Collett, has moved to Gemma Tattersall’s yard.

    “Sadly his owner has decided to send him to a different rider, so my loss is Gemma Tattersall’s gain,” said Laura. “I’m beyond devastated.”

    Read more here…

    Nick Skelton and the retirement of Big Star at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in the private grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor in Berkshire in the UK between 10th-14th May 2017

    Crowds packed into the Castle Arena – and standing several deep outside – gave Nick Skelton and Big Star a standing ovation as the pair bowed out at Royal Windsor Horse Show (14 May).

    Nick’s groom Mark Beever, partner Laura Kraut, son Dan and Big Star’s owners Gary and Beverley Widdowson were among those forming a guard of honour for the showjumping legends’ retirement ceremony.

    Watch the emotional ceremony…

    Emily Gilruth

    British rider Emily Gilruth is making “steady progress” in hospital since her fall at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

    A statement from British Eventing on 15 May said Emily was to be moved that day from the intensive care unit to the neurological ward of Bristol Southmead Hospital.

    Read more here…

    Police are trying to trace a driver who “used his van as a weapon” as he drove into a group of horses and riders, hitting two of them.

    Sally Baker, one of the group riding on a single-track lane in Corley, Warwickshire, said the riders asked the driver to wait.

    Read more here…


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