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Horse & Rider Training Tips

Protective headwear will be mandatory for all three phases, including dressage, at all levels of British Eventing national competition in 2017 but stop watches are here to stay

Video: The top five riders in the inaugural British Eventing Gatehouse 1* League were recently invited to a training session with European gold medallist and Gatehouse sponsored rider Oliver Townend

The USEA Cross-Country Safety and Design Task Force has proposed an extraordinary rule change to come into effect in January 2017 regarding the use of frangible oxers on cross country courses

Two new CCI4* dressage tests have been released by the FEI that will come into effect on January 1st 2017

Significant changes in the areas of new penalty points, stricter MERs, level of difficulty at World Championship level and new rules for Arena/Indoor Eventing are in the eventing rules issued by the FEI to come into effect on 1st January 2017

“I try and make them into friends straight away” says Oliver Townend about how to successfully compete on a ‘catch ride’

We talk to Captain Mark Phillips and discover why ‘muscle memory is a bitch’ how to ‘be a monkey in a rucksack’, why the top riders ‘ride tall’ and tips for dealing with skinny fences

A summary of the main decisions for Eventing from the FEI Bureau in-person meeting in Tokyo on 19th November ahead of the 2016 FEI General Assembly

FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez joined some of the world’s foremost medical experts at the fifth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport (ICCCS)

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Safety Committee is seeking the help of eventing riders for a research study into improve safety on cross country courses