Horse Riding

All Systems Go! It's Longines FEI World Cup Finals Time!

Michael Whitaker | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Whitaker

I've been competing since 1976 and have been lucky enough to travel the world with my sport, but there's always a real buzz around the World Cup Finals. It really is the best of the best with riders from all over the world flying in to go head to head in front of a passionate crowd. There are 40 riders from 20 countries taking part so it's tough.

Cantering in the Dark With Stars Out

Stella Vine | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stella Vine

When I have finished a painting, I find it hard to summon up the confidence to start on another, I can fall into a bit of a pit, so if there are already roughed in works, it's like I'm not really stopping. I'll probably do a different kind of work soon, I'll probably be in a different place. Though these works, feel like my main work, I keep coming back to them.

Rider Killed In Horse Trials Fall

Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

A young rider who died after falling from his horse during an eventing competition has been named as Tom Gadsby. The 26-year-old, from New Zealand,...

Rider Dies In Horse Trial Accident

Posted 18.08.2013 | UK

A rider has died in an accident at a horse trial event, British Eventing said tonight. The Somerford Park horse trials, held in Congleton, Cheshire...

Horse Riding Can Bring Out the Best in Anyone, And Should Be Available to Everyone

Clare Balding | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Sport
Clare Balding

Horse-riding can be accessible to anyone and everyone. In addition to the pleasure it brings, there's also a strong element of physical and mental therapy being around horses. They make you feel calmer. The Riding for the Disabled Association is a charity that's close to my heart and I try to help as much as I can. The organisation gives people with limited movement the opportunity to feel full movement on a horse. It gives children with disabilities access to therapeutic interaction with horses in a safe and supportive environment.

Why I'm Supporting Riding for the Disabled

Michael Owen | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Sport
Michael Owen

Thoroughbred race horses are magnificent animals, so trusting, caring and graceful. But they are also highly strung and flighty. The children at Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) need an animal which is patient, safe and with a calm temperament, so the type of horses we keep at Manor House Stables wouldn't be suitable... the great news is that Clare did eventually manage to help find the perfect horse for the young people in Carlisle, a beautiful and gentle natured horse called Nutmeg. And it's not just Nutmeg that will help the riders at RDA.

Zara Phillips: Is It Advisable For Her To Be Horse Riding While Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Despite being just over three months pregnant with her first child, Zara Phillips has said that will continue to compete in horse riding over the next...

Never Knew a Horse Could Be So Good for Your Soul

Tracey Emin | Posted 26.01.2013 | Home
Tracey Emin

I just had a show open in MALBA, a very beautiful contemporary art Museum in Buenos Aires. It's my first museum show in South America. In fact it's my first museum show anywhere on the American continent.

WATCH: How Not To Jump On A Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Now, we know you're all very bright people - but it's never a bad idea to re-familiarise ourselves with basic health and safety rules every once and a...

Yee Ha! Is This The World's Sexiest Workout? (WATCH)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to ramp up your fitness but can’t be bothered to leave the house, why not jump on a saddle and ride a pretend horse? Yes, you read th...

The week of the 11/11/11

Kate Holmes | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
Kate Holmes

The people of Ledbury have just kicked plans for a new Tesco out after a big fight. The people of Hay are no push-overs and are asking for a public enquiry.....Maybe time to get Westminster involved after all.

Fox Hunting - the Countryside's Best-Kept Secret

Kate Holmes | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK
Kate Holmes

Tales of foxes killing entire coops of chickens and geese fuel the fire here in the countryside, meanwhile the townies talk of hounds ripping the throats of family pets in their crazed efforts to hunt down the "poor little fox". Whatever the argument, the sport is certainly not relegated to history and seems to actually be thriving and growing amidst all the ideological conflict.