Watch Jonty Evans at Hartpury College, where he shared his secrets of horse management, including his feeding routine.
Ever wondered what it's like to groom for one of the world's most decorated event riders? Johanna Ward shares what it is like to groom for Andrew Nicholson.
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.
There's no denying it, being an eventing competitor, volunteer or fan requires a lot of necessary equipment. Coats and shoes for every weather possibility, tupperwares for the picnic, a multitude of bathroom smellies to scrub off the (not so) sweet smell of a long day eventing... so we have had a look at some of the ways you can use the space in your home with storage ideas to put away or display.
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.