Badminton – it’s finally here! Plus other things the horse world is talking about

  • 1. Badminton Kas

    The jury and the public will see the five-star pitch for the first time this year Badminton horse tour, represented today by Mars Equestrian. The first horse inspection will take place at 4.30pm in front of the north front of the Badminton House. Visitors on Wednesday will also have the opportunity to spot potential future stars in qualifying for the Burghley Young Event Horse and see talented combinations battling the Voltaire Designs Grassroots Championships.

    Discover what you must see at Badminton this week

    2. The voices of the groom

    A memorandum of understanding was signed between the FEI and the International Groom Association (IGA). FEI President Ingmar de Vos says it “marks the beginning of a new era for international grooms”. “IGA has laid the foundations for the growth, development and strong voice of the groom community in the long-term development of equestrian sports and counts on the groom as well as national federations, athletes, organizers, officials and owners. make this successful, ”he adds.

    Find out why this is a significant milestone

    Dressage evaluation

    Kentucky's three-day training - the first phase takes place in this arena

    H&H Event editor Pippa Roome reported from Land Rover A three-day event in Kentucky last week, where the day was about “all about dressage commemoration”. “Data analysis firm EquiRatings produces a figure called 6RA, which averages the last six dressage ratings of horses and thus provides a basic framework of expected results for each combination,” says Pippa, adding that looking at results from 6RAs, there is “no doubt was tough. ”“ I don’t think anyone would argue that the order of the best riders was wrong – Friday definitely had stronger tests – but a 6RA analysis suggests that drivers on Thursday could justifiably feel heavy. ”

    Read more about Pippa’s thoughts on Kentucky

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