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Oliver Townend on the front cover of Horse & Hound following his win at Burghley 2017!

September 7, 2017  |   Share:

Class by name, Class by nature!

Sponsored rider Oliver Townend clung onto his lead at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials to take the prestigious four star title with the 10 year old Ballaghmor Class, owned by Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan. The win made even more of an achievement by the fact it was the horses first attempt at this level!

Oliver had one fence down and a time-fault but it was enough to seal the win by 1.3 penalties on a horse Oliver has produced from the start of his education. Oliver last took the Bughley title in 2009 on board another grey, Carousel Quest.

Second place went to Piggy French who jumped a clear round to rise from fifth on Vanir Kamira. Gemma Tattersall and Arctic Soul had one fence down, dropping them from second to third. Tom McEwen jumped an immaculate clear round on Toledo De Kerser to take fourth place.

Huge congratulations to Oliver and his team, we are very proud to support such talented riders!

September 4, 2017  |   Share:

Oliver Townend and Caroline Powell has a successful trip to Blair!

It was a worthwhile trip up to Blair Atoll for sponsored rider Oliver Townend who took top 10 placings on 4 out of the 6 horses that made the trip to Scotland.

Cooley Master Class finished 3rd in the CIC3* ERM, Cooley Down Under finished 3rd in the CCI* and Khoi Traveler and Tregilder finished 7th and 3rd in the CCI2* respectively.

Another of our sponsored event riders, Caroline Powell, also had a very successful Blair with Up Up and Away finishing 4th and On The Brash finishing 6th, both in the CIC3*.

Successful weekend all round! Next stop for our three sponsored event riders, Nicola Wilson, Oliver Townend and Caroline Powell, is Burghley. We can't wait to cheer them on, good luck!!

August 29, 2017  |   Share:

CIC3* Master Oliver Townend triumphs at Adelaide

Oliver Townend triumphs the CIC3* at the Australian International Three-Day Event at Adelaide.

Oliver rode Napoloen to victory, a catch ride offered by Tim Boland, having just ridden him three times before arriving on site at the event. The pair were competitive from the beginning, posting an impressive dressage score of 44.9 to sit them in second place.

With no showjumping penalties to add and a clear cross-country round with 13.2 time faults the pair clinched victory at the unique event, being situated right in Adelaide's city centre.

Huge congratulations to Oliver Townend, what a way to finish the event season!

November 7, 2016  |   Share:

Britain wins final leg of 2016 eventing Nations Cup with Oliver Townend taking an individual podium finish

Britain won the final eventing Nations Cup of the series at Boekelo this weekend. Team GBR entered the final showjumping phase nearly 30 penalties ahead of the field, and some class rounds only widened the lead.

Laura Collett was the first British team rider to jump and went clear on Mr Bass to finish fifth individually. Izzy Taylor was next in the ring and had just one fence down riding Trevidden to finish seventh.

Sponsored rider Oliver Townend topped off the British team effort with a faultless performance onboard Cooley SRS, confirming Britain's team victory and leaving the duo with a podium finish in third place.

Britain were truly on flying form and had a fourth top-10 individual finisher, Sarah Bullimore and Lilly Corinne, who had just one pole down in the final phase.

October 10, 2016  |   Share:

Oliver Townend crowned Event Rider Master 2016

Though Oliver was denied a third successive victory in the sixth and final stage of the Event Rider Masters (ERM), he was the runner-up and claimed victory of the overall series, taking home an extra £30,000.

Partnering Cillnabradden Evo, the horse he's won the past two legs on at Blair and Gatcombe, Oliver climbed from equal 10th after dressage to runner-up by jumping a wonderful clear showjumping and fast cross-country, just two seconds over the optimum time.

Victory went to the last to go across country, Frenchman Thomas Carlile on the stallion Upsilon, who'd been lying equal second after dressage.

Oliver also finished in the top 10 in both the CCI*** (9th onboard Dunbeau) and the CIC*** 8/9YO class (5th onboard Cooley SRS).

Nicola Wilson also had a fantastic time at Blenheim finishing 4th in both the CCI***, with the classy mare Bulana, and in the CIC*** ERM riding One Two Many.

September 12, 2016  |   Share:

Top 10 results for Suregrow riders at Burghley Horse Trials 2016

Australia's Chris Burton won his first British four-star at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2016 with a nail biting finish. He entered the showjumping arena with four fences in hand, but Nobilis 18 started to drop the poles from the double at fence four and finished having used up his buffer penalties. They finished on 49.4 to claim the Burghley 2016 title, but the final showjumping phase was an influential one.

One of only two double clear rounds was produced by Oliver Townend and Samuel Thomas II resulting in seventh place and best Brit. Caroline Powell and Onwards and Upwards completed the showjumping with one pole down and one time penalty which slotted them into eighth place.

Massive congratulations to Chris Burton but also to our two sponsored riders, Oliver and Caroline, for completing with such fantastic results! Top ten results are below.

Photo of Caroline Powell courtesy of Will Baxter.

Burghley Horse Trials Top 10 results 2016

September 5, 2016  |   Share:

Oliver Townend; "The value of turnout"

International event rider Oliver Townend is based in Shropshire and his yard is typical of a busy and successful top class eventing yard.  He has horses of all ages and at every stage of both training and competition that are all managed impeccably by his team of experienced staff.

Regular turnout time is a key aspect of Oliver's management regime and he explains; The value of grazing goes beyond just turnout time, as grass is a very natural and healthy way to feed. We have used Suregrow Fertiliser since we moved here as it ensuresthe grass is of a higher quality, contributing more to the overall diet. The even grass growth we see throughout the season also means we are better able to maintain our paddocks in optimum condition.”

October 15, 2013  |   Share:

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