Equestrian

"I would rather get on with competition than go to Opening Ceremony", insists Zara Phillips

By Mike Rowbottom at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich

Zara Phillips_19_JuneJune 19 - The Queen's grand-daughter Zara Phillips, who is due to emulate her parents, the Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips, by competing on a horse at an Olympic Games, is looking forward to staying in the Olympic Village at London 2012 – but not particularly bothered about missing the Opening Ceremony.

Queen's granddaughter picked for London 2012 by Team GB

By Duncan Mackay

Zara Phillips_on_High_Kingdom_June_2012June 11 - The Queen's granddaugther Zara Phillips has been selected to represent Britain's eventing team at the London 2012 Olympics, it was revealed tonight.

Morocco among bidders for 2018 World Equestrian Games

By Duncan Mackay

World Equestrian_Games_KentuckyJune 11 - The FEI World Equestrian Games could be exploring new territory after Rabat in Morocco was among five confirmed bidders for the event in 2018. 

Praise for Sports Minister after Blair Castle wins bid to host 2015 FEI European Eventing Championships

By Duncan Mackay

Blair Castle_backdropJune 9 - Sport and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has been praised after Blair Castle in Scotland was chosen to host the 2015 FEI European Eventing Championships. 

Equestrian world "devastated" following death of FEI medical chair Dr Craig Ferrell

By Emily Goddard

Dr Craig_Ferrell_30-05-121May 30 - Dr Craig Ferrell, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Medical Committee chairman, has died suddenly, aged 62, following a fall during a polo match near his home in Franklin, Tennessee.

FEI calls for modernisation of international sport horse transportation standards

By Emily Goddard

fei jumping_world_cup_29-05-12May 29 - The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has made a call for improved and harmonised protocols for the global transportation of "high health, high performance" sport horses across borders.

Saudi Equestrian Fund to finance new look FEI Nations Cup series

By Tom Degun

Princess Haya_behind_FEI_logoMay 3 - International Federation for Equestrian (FEI) President Princess Haya of Jordan has revealed that the Saudi Equestrian Fund will finance the revitalisation of the FEI Nations Cup series.

Equestrian ace Fox-Pitt denied shot at Badminton title after rain forces cancellation

By David Gold

Badminton Horse_TrialsApril 30 - The Badminton Horse Trials has been cancelled for the first time since 1987 due to the unseasonally poor weather in the United Kingdom recently, with the grounds at the Gloucestershire course waterlogged.

Saudi Arabia at centre of new London 2012 scandal

By Duncan Mackay

Khaled Addulaziz_Al_Eid_recites_passages_of_koranApril 28 - Saudi Arabia, already at the centre of controversy because of its refusal to pick any female competitors for London 2012, is now embroiled in a drugs scandal.
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