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HOYS warm-up and world medallists on residence soil in horse sport this week


  • Showjumpers are heading back indoors this week as the new season kicks into gear with many enjoying a warm-up ahead of the upcoming Horse of the Year Show, plus the world’s best young showjumping horses are bidding for coveted titles and there’s international eventing taking place in West Sussex. Here’s all the sport you won’t want to miss…

    1. The ALX Horseboxes Major Showjumping Championships, Arena UK, Lincolnshire

    Dates: 19-25 September
    More info: Arena UK website
    Get the H&H lowdown: full report in next week’s magazine, dated 29 September
    Why we’re excited about it: it’s the return of the indoor season and some of the country’s top riders will be heading to Arena UK this week, many using it as a HOYS warm-up as they prepare to win a coveted HOYS winner’s rug like William Whitaker (pictured above). There is a bumper schedule of jumping, including some specific HOYS warm-up classes for pony riders and a selection of grands prix across the levels.



    2. South of England Horse Trials, West Sussex

    Dates: 24-25 September
    More info: event website or schedule and entries on British Eventing website
    Get the H&H lowdown: report in next week’s magazine, dated 29 September
    Why we’re excited about it: international eventing comes to the south of England this weekend, with a CCI3*-S and a CCI2*-S at this fixture, which is run by Pippa Funnell’s mother Jenny Nolan and brother Tim Nolan. Recent Burghley Horse Trials runner-up Tom Jackson rides GFS Apollo and Dassett Endeavour in the CCI3*-S, while some riders from last week’s eventing World Championships also have entries at the fixture, including New Zealand’s team bronze medallist Jonelle Price, who will pilot Full Monty De Lacense in the CCI3*-S. Zara Tindall has her top horse Class Affair entered in the open intermediate, too.

    3. Longines FEI/WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses, Zangersheide, Belgium

    Dates: 21-25 September
    More info: event website
    How to watch: Livestreaming on Clipmyhorse
    Get the H&H lowdown: highlights in next week’s magazine, dated 29 September
    Why we’re excited about it: the most talented young showjumping horses are bidding to be crowned the best in the world in their age group – it’s the place to spot future superstars.

    4. New York leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

    Dates: 23-25 September
    More info: event website
    How to watch: Livestreaming on GCTV
    Get the H&H lowdown: highlights in next week’s magazine, dated 29 September
    Why we’re excited about it: excitement builds as we reach penultimate stage of the season – who will claim a golden ticket to the Super Grand Prix in November?

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