Tag "Equestrian"

From Olympics to Bordage

THE course builder for London 2012’s successful equestrian events admits that fortnight went ‘unbelievably well’, but it was an Olympic Games that he could not enjoy fully until its conclusion.

Mixing it with the elite

Paullette King riding Classique II, clearing a fence at the renowned Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre. (1315553)

GUERNSEY riders more than held their own in classes carrying in excess of 50 combinations in a prestigious three-day competition at the renowned Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre.

Showground refusal 'silly'

Gail Simon, left, and Susie Farnon of the BSJA and the land it wanted to improve at its Chemin le Roi property. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1304154)

PROTECTING a rubbish dump, old packing sheds and Tarmac by classing it as agricultural land is stopping the British Show Jumping Association from improving facilities, it has said.

Breban's wait is worth it

Sue Brown on Kinard Robyn. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1267893)

HARRIET BREBAN produced a faultless round to ensure she retained the Senior Open Jumping title on the third day of the Horse of the Year Show at Chemin Le Roi.

Hester out to do the double

Carl Hester salutes the crowd at Greenwich Park on Tuesday. (Picture by Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

JUST 48 hours after winning an historic gold medal, Carl Hester is out to add to his tally this afternoon at Greenwich Park.

Hester's golden part in history

Carl Hester and Uthopia in action in the Greenwich Park arena whre GB won team gold. (Picture by Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

SARK'S Carl Hester rewrote history yesterday as part of the first Great Britain team to win dressage gold in the Olympic Games.

Breban and Falla claim the leading rider honours

Sophie Ephgrave on Go, the winner of the senior puissance. (Pictures by Gillian Gorvel, 1262317)

A LATE decision to preserve the main grass arena for the club’s premier Horse of the Year Show in August meant that British Showjumping Guernsey’s two-day Summer Show was staged on the all-weather surface this year.

Three Sarnian debuts

The BS Guernsey senior team: (left to right) Terry Lihou (reserve) on Zalvador III, Tiffany Gervaise-Brazier on Elm Meg, Roger Hughes (Chef d’Equipe), Shelley Tostevin on Johan, BS Guernsey president Gail Simon, Melanie Round on Cabrino Cruise, Emma Dorey (captain) on Snaffles Purple Patch. (Picture by Gillian Gorvel, 1243177)

THE Guernsey Branch of British Showjumping have announced their junior and senior teams for the annual inter-insular at the Liberation Day Horse Show in Jersey.

More combinations putting themselves to the test

Sarah Rolph and Sheer Elegance competing in the April Dressage at Chemin Le Roi. (1240855)

EVEN more horse-and-rider combinations took to the Chemin Le Roi showground at the latest Guernsey Dressage Group competition to perform their chosen tests in front of two UK judges - Robert Stanier and John Robinson.

Jackson in a purple patch

Shelley Tostevin, pictured riding Aleva W, won the Senior Grand Prix on Johan at the BS Guernsey Easter Show. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 1237874)

THE outstanding early season form of Sarah Jackson and Alley Oop was evident once more as the first BS Guernsey show of the year took place at Chemin Le Roi.

Jackson dominates with four victories

Sarah Jackson riding Alley Oop in the second winter rally when the rider won four classes on three different mounts. (Picture by Marina Bleasdale, 1222070)

THE Guernsey branch of British Showjumping opened their series of Sunday winter jumping rallies recently at Chemin Le Roi on the club’s all-weather surface.

Go for 'grandad'

Carl Hester

Sarkee and Old Elizabethan Carl Hester has boosted his prospects of selection for next year’s London Olympics with a fine performance at London’s Olympia.