Hundreds of riders will come from far and wide to compete at London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials in a new, fast-paced format of eventing. This new competition will see riders take part in a short dressage test, showjumping and a thrilling cross country all within the space of 5 hours – before two winners are crowned at the end of each day.
We’ve narrowed down 5 must-see eventers that you won’t want to miss out on.
- 1. Andrew Hoy – Olympic rider Andrew is a regular face at horse trials around the globe. Over his 40 year career, he’s amassed an incredible number of awards and accolades, including four Olympic medals for Australia, 2 Burghley titles, and a Badminton win.
- 2. Sam Griffiths – In 1995, Sam made the decision to leave his native Australia to pursue an international eventing career in the UK, and since then he’s gone from strength to strength. As well as competing for his country in World Championships and Olympics, Sam has achieved success in Badminton, Burghley and Pau CCI4*’s.
- 3. Izzy Taylor – Izzy’s eventing career got off to a flying start when she won team silver and individual bronze at the Young Rider European Championships way back when in 2004. Fast forward to the present day and Izzy is still soaring. She finished 2017 as British Eventing’s highest ranked lady rider.
- 4. Oliver Townend – Currently ranked number 1 in the world, Oliver Townend is one rider who you don’t want to miss. A previous Grantham Cup winner, Oliver has won both Badminton and Burghley three times. At the end of 2017, he had 918 top three placings at National (BE) events – but who’s counting?!
- 5. Ludwig Svennerstål – Ludwig Svennerstål emerged as an up-and-coming star when he was the youngest rider to take part in the 2012 Olympic Games. Aged just 21, he reached 4th place with the Swedish team. Since then, Ludwig has placed highly at a number of International events, and represented his country again at Rio 2016.