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Para-equestrian dressage rider has to forego selection to represent Great Britain


Alison Fryer lives in a village in the Marlborough area and keeps her horses in stables at Rockley - and she was selected to represent Great Britain in a one star para-equestrian dressage competition.  

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Newbury Racing: Signora Cabello among 56 confirmations for Weatherbys Super Sprint

16-07-2018 A Correspondent

Royal Ascot winner Signora Cabello headlines 56 six-day acceptors for the feature £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury this Saturday (July 21), with a live performance from Craig David after racing.

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Wesko's back! In France Tim Price and Wesko take second place at fifth Event Rider Masters leg


Fifteen year-old eventing star Wesko is back to top competitive form with a vengeance - after more than two years out following an injury - with a brilliant dressage score and no show jumping or cross country faults in a top international competition.

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Barbury Horse Trials leg of 2018 Event Rider Masters goes to France - with an amazing performance by Tom Carlile…


Frenchman Tom Carlile defended his Barbury Event Rider Masters (ERM) title in magnificent style, leading from the front on his striking grey stallion - a fitting climax to the 2018 St James's Place Barbury Horse Trials.

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Barbury Horse Trials: local eventers leave the jockeys behind in spirited charity relay challenge

07-07-2018 Catherine Austen & Tony Millett

Three-times champion National Hunt jockey Richard Johnson doesn’t concede defeat easily – but he met his match today at the St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials.

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Barbury Horse Trials with international stars of eventing - top horses - top riders - and there's fun for grown-ups…


The St James's Place Barbury International Horse Trials this week (5-8 July) will see 1,000 eventing horses and some of the world's top riders competing on the Marlborough Downs.  The event reaches a climax on Sunday with the final cross country round of the fourth leg of the 2018 series...

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Marlborough's Jonelle Price takes Luhmühlen title


    Following her recent success at Badminton Marlborough's Jonelle Price followed up with another CC14 win this time in Germany at Luhmühlen Horse Trials.   Eventing NZ tweeted their congratulations to Jonelle, a key member of their team who has only just returned to competitive action following the birth of son Otis last...

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Newbury Racecourse introduces the new £100,000 JLT Cup

11-06-2018 A Correspondent

Newbury Racecourse has announced the introduction of a new £100,000 stayers' handicap sponsored by JLT - and named the JLT Cup.  

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Eventing: Chelsea Pearce leads all the way - as Brits lead the world


Local eventer Chelsea Pearce has scored a major victory at the Brand Hall International Horse Trials (June 1-2) near Market Drayton. 

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Andrew Nicholson honoured in New Zealand's Queen's Birthday Honours


Andrew Nicholson has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to equestrian sport in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Roger Charlton trained Withhold's 'demolition job' to win the Cesarewitch

For the four-year old Withhold to win a classic like Newmarket's Betfred Cesarewitch Handicap (October 14) is, says his trainer Roger Charlton, "Something very special."

The relatively lightly raced gelding - bought by Brighton Football Club owner Tony Bloom last October - stormed to the front of the 34-runner field under Silvestre de Sousa to win by three-and-three-quarter lengths.  With a first prize of £155,625 he has very nearly won back his purchase price.

Roger Charlton, who trains at Beckhanmpton, said afterwards: "We've been planning this for sometime...Silvestre gave him a very enterprising ride - it was a demolition job really. He's a very nice horse, he's a very, very starightforward horse."

The Racing Post analysis of the race said: "His draw in 24 was of some concern, but Silvestre de Sousa soon had him near the head of affairs and got him into a decent rhythm. Moving nearer the stands side with four furlongs to run, he kept pouring it on and powered up the rising finish."

And Racing Post columnist Alastair Down wrote of Withhold's victory: "Charlton will have enjoyed fettling this coup on that wonderful and historic Beckhampton turf."


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