Revival for Royal Windsor, brilliant badminton stables and other things the horse world is talking about

  • 1. Prepare for Royal Windsor

    The equestrian roadshow ranges from elite competition in Gloucestershire to equestrian excellence in all disciplines in the Queen’s Back Garden in Berkshire. Yes, it’s time for the Royal Windsor Horse Show and many more The best British riders go to Windsor for a competition. Whether you’re interested in jumping, running, riding, endurance or just want a great day, this show marks the unofficial start of the county show season. One of the highlights of the show is the opportunity to spot Her Majesty watching her horses in action – we hope to see her ring again this year.

    See our expert guide to visiting the show

    2. Badminton is at the peak of its game

    Lily Kirchheim (center) wins the groom’s award for her outstanding care of badminton candidate Carjatana S

    Badminton is a busy week for everyone involved, and that’s not enough to say about dedicated horsemen who spend every hour vigilantly keeping their horses in top condition so they’re ready and ready to perform. During the five-star event, we caught up with the groom who is she was banned from walking the trail with her riderand others who simply loves to be there because of the horse’s first experiences – “their first medium or their first long format, and then the first big – those turning points”. And finally, we met an award-winning groom from Germany, who described his first badminton experience as “oversatisfying” with her charge of “really understanding every word” she says.

    Find out what the award-winning groom liked most in badminton

    3. British and Irish success in hurdles this weekend

    In a new online series that we will publish at the beginning of each week, H&H ‘Jumping editor Jennifer Donald looks back at the international jumping scene to find out who was in winning form on the biggest shows. This week includes success in the teen horse derby, a hat-trick for Holly Smith and a win at home by Robert Smith, among many more…

    Read more the full international skipping overview

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