Behind the gawky facade of this sensitive soul lay an outstanding talent. Alice Collins uncovers the story of a powerhouse who set global dressage alight
How Salinero, a jumping-bred horse who hated halting, became a double Olympic dressage champion is no mystery to his long-time rider, Anky van Grunsven. In fact, the gelding’s renowned inability to stand still in tests was also the foundation of his strength: energy in bucketloads and an ever-brimming desire to work. That, coupled with his […]
We know that equestrian fans have been missing watching their favourite sport, whether that is in person or on screen, over the past few months. We have, therefore, pulled together a selection of events being streamed online and broadcast on TV over the coming week (22–29 January), so you can enjoy what’s going on across the equestrian world from the comfort of your sofa...
Don’t miss out on any action with our useful guide of what to watch this week
Dear diary, It’s day 250 billion of the human strangles epidemic, and while there continues to be light at the end of the tunnel, for many of us that light has turned out to be the headtorch worn by our scissor wielding psychopathic stylists, seconds before our manes were massacred. After sharing my horrid hairdressing […]
“Putting on the show we all wish for, set against the risks of it being allowed to happen in the way we would intend, led to the decision to cancel the 2021 event with immediate effect”
The in-hand show producer on the importance of patience, his obsession with breeding the best and his days as a restaurant manager.
Ian Boylan says: “I always maintain the importance of real, honest stable management. With youngsters, it’s all about keeping them happy and content as well as injury free. All my horses go out in the field regularly and have lots of rest in between shows, with plenty of downtime and peace and quiet. I’m fanatical […]