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Equine 12Jul 2015

Super showing from Hester as he claims Grand Prix Gala glory

Super showing from Hester as he claims Grand Prix Gala glory

Carl Hester showed his Olympic pedigree at last night’s Gala Evening with a gold performance at Hartpury’s Festival of Dressage.

Riding Nip Tuck, Hartpury’s Equine Academy dressage coach and Olympic gold medallist treated the crowd to a mesmerising display as he took the honours in the Superflex CDI FEI Grand Prix Freestyle event with a score of 80.050%.

Henriette Anderson, riding Warlocks Charm, secured second place with a score of 75.000% while Hayley Watson Greaves took the final podium position with a score of 72.750% on Rubins Nite.

In the Elite Stallions British Young Horse PSG Championship, Hester’s Great Britain teammate, Michael Eilberg, conjured up an eye-catching test on Woodlander Farouche as they stormed to victory with a score of 77.807%.

Alice Oppenheimer and Tantoni Sir Soccrates had earlier set the standard for Eilberg to beat with a score of 74.518% but eventually had to settle for second place, while Kate Cowell and Dahling took third with a score of 68.684%.

Lucy Pincus, a student on the Equine Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) provided by British Dressage and British Eventing and run exclusively at Hartpury, was also in action and she produced a fine showing on Sheepcote Don Calisto to finish just behind Cowell in fourth place after a score of 67.675%.

Sammie Gualtieri won the British Young Rider A Squad final with Emily Watts and Emily Blount finishing in second and third place respectively.

06 Dec 2016 Equine

Hartpury’s showjumping set to shine as stars prepare for spectacular

Big names from the British showjumping scene will be getting their eye in ahead of Olympia alongside some of Hartpury’s own riding talent at this year’s Showjumping Spectacular. 

30 Nov 2016 Equine

Hartpury research takes centre stage at national conference

Hartpury University Centre's equestrian sport experts were able to share their knowledge at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference yesterday.

29 Nov 2016 Equine

Saddle up for a sponsored ride with a difference on Margaret!

It’s a sponsored ride but not as you know it! Hartpury’s horse simulator, Margaret, will be riding through the night next week on a money-making mission for Spinal Research.

02 Nov 2016 Equine

Isabel and Bryn saddle up for Badminton Horse Trials

A dramatic dash to Broadway Horse Trials in Worcestershire resulted in a last minute Badminton qualification for equine student Isabel Benbow and her Welsh Cob pony, Brynithon Scorpion.