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Eventing Interviews

Eventing rider Xanthe Goldsack, who is studying Genetics at University as well as competing at 4* level, talks candidly about how young riders without a lot of resources behind them can still make it work

New Zealand’s Maddy Crowe is competing at next week's Sydney International Three Day Event but her trip to Australia is hopefully just the first leg of her journey …

The day he stepped off the plane in England in 2013, James Avery had no long-term plans, no horses and his homeland was over 11,000 miles away. But he always had dreams of wearing the silver fern ...

His own competition horses may be a little young at the moment but the Australian eventing vet Rohan Luxmoore, may still be heading to Tokyo 2020

Lissa Green is still living with the effects of a debilitating concussion, but the “less-than-ideal global circumstances” offered time for recovery and re-assessment. Now, exciting things are happening again …


“It’s not about being ‘blokey tough’, it’s about being mentally prepared” says Australian Olympic eventing silver medallist and mum, Megan Jones, in our 2021 International Women's Day interview

“I was very lucky to be in lockdown with a legend" Sophie Adams, who left Australia in 2019 with her two horses to base in the UK, has spent two years working with top riders but is now setting up her own yard

‘If you’re not winning, you’re learning’ Sadie Abel didn't win the 2020 British Eventing 3* League, finishing second to Piggy March, but she stepped up to 3* in 2020 with great success on board Ericantos VDB, the third most improved horse in the world in 2020

“It is hard work. It is mentally, physically and financially tough, but I absolutely love it” We find out how amateur eventing riders cope with juggling eventing and full time jobs

From GAA to gold, and from Glasgow to the Olympic Games – the life and times of the Irish team equine vet Marcus Swail