Jonty Evans has been eventing internationally for more than 20 years. He was individually ninth at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Cooley Rorkes Drift and faced losing the horse this year as the owner looked to sell. Incredibly, Jonty managed to secure the £500,000 needed to buy the horse via crowd funding. BE caught up with him at Hartpury College to find out more about his amazing journey with Cooley Rorkes Drift.
There's no doubt that part of eventing's appeal is the stunning places where competitions are held. Not only can spectators enjoy days of high-octane horsey action, but you can browse tradestands full of goodies and a fantastic social scene, all against the backdrop of some of the UK's most impressive country estates. Here are a few things you might not know about some of the spectacular venues.
Winter is setting in and with shorter days and wetter, cooler weather many horses will typically spend more time stabled over the next few months, so what can we do to ensure they stay healthy and happy?
The off-season is the best time to give your horse an all-over health check - an 'MOT'. Here are some basic areas to take a look at to make sure your four-legged friend is fit and ready for the next season.
The eventing life can be exciting, busy and non-stop sometimes, add to that competition nerves, early mornings, late nights and the responsibility of horse care – it’s even more important to try to create an oasis of calm at home. The good news is that it’s easy to do and needn’t cost a fortune – we've put together some simple steps to get you started.