Nations Cup final, JL Dublin’s first international with a new rider and more
The Nations Cup final takes place this week in Spain and a star horse returns to international competition – find out what’s going on in equestrianism this week…
1. Final of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup, Barcelona, Spain
Appointment: September 29-October 2
More information: csiobarcelona.com
How to watch: ClipMyHorse.TV
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Why we’re thrilled: the 2022 series reaches its climax this weekend with some of the best teams in the world lining up for team honors in the Nations Cup Final. Great Britain sends Lily Attwood (Cor-Leon VD Vlierbeek Z), William Whitaker on Galtur, Jodie Hall McAteer with Salt’n Peppa, Joe Stockdale on Equine America Cacharel and Ellen Whitaker (Equine America Spacecake) to fly the flag.
2. Osberton Horse Trials, Nottinghamshire
Appointment: September 28-October 2
More information: schedule on British Eventing website, results on Eventing Scores or event website
How to watch: live stream on Horse & Country
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Why we’re thrilled: Osberton has outstanding entries for this year-end showcase, with over 100 in each of the long format classes and over 60 in each young horse class. Fives, sixes and sevens compete in international classes, with the results often pointing to the stars of tomorrow. Recent Burghley Horse Trials winner Piggy March, Olympic gold medalists Tom McEwen and Oliver Townend, European team gold medalist Kitty King and Australian Tokyo silver medalist Kevin McNab are among the many big names in competition.
3. Veteran Horse Society Championships, Arena UK, Lincolnshire
Appointment: September 30-October 2
More information: veteran-horse-society.co.uk
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Why we’re thrilled: the largest veteran equine event in the UK hosting the prestigious end of season supreme final and acclaimed veteran of the year. Held at Arena UK, the show takes place over three days and has over 120 classes, split between demonstration, dressage, jumping and entertainment classes.
4. Childeric Saddles Little Downham (3) and 4) Horse Trials, Cambridgeshire
Appointment: September 27 and October 1-3
More information: timetables on the British Eventing website and results on Eventing Scores
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Why we’re thrilled: it’s actually officially two matches, with advanced and CCI4*-S courses on Tuesday September 27, and then everything from GO BE80 to open intermediates the following weekend. Recent world bronze medalists Tim and Jonelle Price have six horses between them in the advanced, while the CCI4*-S peloton includes the likes of Bramham Horse Trials CCI4*-S winner Izilot DHI (Ros Canter) and Monkeying Around, who has long been – entered for the World Eventing Championships with Izzy Taylor. JL Dublin – who was European Champion under Nicola Wilson and now has a new rider in Tom McEwen following Nicola’s serious crash at the Badminton Horse Trials – will have his first international race with Tom in this class.
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