EquiRatings Eventing Podcast

EquiRatings Eventing Podcast

By EquiRatings

The Eventing Podcast squad bring you on a weekly, data-fuelled journey through the world of eventing. Previews, reviews and analysis - all supported by EquiRatings' data.

Episodes

The Teams Behind The Teams: The Owners

Join us for a heartwarming and insightful episode where we dive into the world of event horse ownership with two incredible guests, Gill Watson and Mollie Hoff! 🔸 Gill Watson: Part of the Salty Syndicate, proud owners of Colorado Blue, the 2023 Maryland Five Star Champion. Gill shares her journey from horse enthusiast to top-level event horse owner, the dynamics of being part of a syndicate, and the thrilling experience of watching Colorado Blue rise to the top. Hear about the unforgettable moments, the ups and downs, and what it's like to prepare for the Paris Olympics! 🔸 Mollie Hoff: Owner of HSH Blake, the Pan American Games champion heading to the Paris Olympics with Team USA. Mollie discusses how she fell into horse ownership, the exceptional partnership with rider Caroline, and the emotional rollercoaster of owning a top-level event horse. Get a glimpse into the camaraderie among owners, the meticulous preparations for Paris, and the exciting journey that led to the Olympics. Tune in to hear their stories of passion, dedication, and the behind-the-scenes efforts that make it all possible.  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
24/07/24•32m 57s

Paris Preview: The Individuals

Get ready for an exciting dive into the equestrian world's most anticipated event - the Paris Olympics! 🎉 Join Nicole Brown, Catherine Austen and Sally Spickard as they bring you exclusive insights and expert analysis on who could claim the coveted individual titles. 🔹 What to Expect: Top Contenders: Who will stand on the podium? Will it be the consistent Ros Canter, the dynamic Laura Collett, or the ever-impressive Michael Jung? Course Challenges: How will the unique Paris course impact the competition? Expert Opinions: Hear from industry leaders on what it takes to win gold at the Olympics. Surprise Elements: Who could be the dark horse that surprises everyone? 🎧 Tune in Now to get the latest updates and expert predictions on the individual eventing competition at the Paris Olympics! Guests: Catherine Austen is a top equestrian journalist who covers not only eventing, racing, and hunting but also many other equestrian sports. She is also Hunting editor at Horse & Hound and press officer for Burghley Horse Trials. Sally Spickard is a prominent figure in equestrian journalism, currently serving as the Managing Editor for Eventing Nation. Her work primarily focuses on covering equestrian sports, particularly eventing, where she delivers news, insights, and interviews with top figures in the field. Her contributions extend beyond event coverage, also providing educational content and training tips for the equestrian community.  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
22/07/24•1h 5m

Paris Preview: The Teams

Get Ready for the Paris Preview: The Teams Podcast!  🎙️ Tune in to our latest episode where we break down the teams heading to Paris! Hosts Nicole, Sam, Diarm, and Rosie dive into the top teams and dark horses, giving you all the insights you need to follow the action. From analyzing past performances to predicting future triumphs, this episode is packed with data and expert opinions. 🔥 Highlights Include: Detailed analysis of teams Predictions and potential game-changers Behind-the-scenes insights into preparation and strategy Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
20/07/24•1h 36m

British Eventing Show: Preparing for Paris

Join us as Nicole Brown catches up with British Eventing CEO Rosie Williams, chatting all things eventing from the updated BE80 Bramham qualifications to the Olympics. Also, we are very fortunate to have had all the athletes heading to Paris for Team GB on the show over the last few years, so we thought it was the perfect time to go back to snippets to hear what it means to represent your country at a championship and how it can impact your life.  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
19/07/24•49m 50s

Olympics Special: London Part 2

We are thrilled to introduce our Olympic Special documentary series to celebrate the Olympic year. This series takes you on a journey through the history and evolution of the Olympic Games, spotlighting the monumental achievements and the intimate, behind-the-scenes stories that have shaped the world's premier sporting event. We are onto our third Olympics as we turn our attention to London. As always this is a 2 part series. In Part 2, Nicole continues with two sets of legendary guests who share their personal experiences and memories from the Games: 🎙️ Featuring: Catherine Austen & Kate Green: Hear from these experienced reporters about their unique perspectives covering the Games, the iconic moments, and the electric atmosphere in Greenwich Park. Discover how the event unfolded from the media's viewpoint and the unforgettable stories from the Golden Saddle pub, the unofficial social hub of the Games. Nicola Wilson & Tina Cook: Relive the excitement and pressure of competing at a home Olympics. Nicola and Tina share their emotional journeys to London, the challenges they faced, and the incredible support from the home crowd. Get a personal insight into what it was like to ride at Greenwich Park and their reflections on the legacy of the London Games. Join us for a fascinating look back at one of the most iconic Olympic Games in equestrian sport. Tune in for expert insights, captivating stories, and a celebration of the hard work and dedication that made London 2012 an unforgettable success! If you want to listen back to our other Olympic shows click the links below: Olympics Special: Sydney Part 1 Olympics Special: Sydney Part 2 Olympics Special: Athens Part 1 Olympics Special: Athens Part 2 Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
17/07/24•2h 6m

Olympics Special: London Part 1

We are thrilled to introduce our Olympic Special documentary series to celebrate the Olympic year. This series takes you on a journey through the history and evolution of the Olympic Games, spotlighting the monumental achievements and the intimate, behind-the-scenes stories that have shaped the world's premier sporting event. We are onto our third Olympics as we turn our attention to London. As always this is a 2 part series. In Part 1, Nicole dives deep into the behind-the-scenes magic with two pivotal figures from the London 2012 Olympics: 🎙️ Featuring: Alec Lochore: The man responsible for organizing the eventing competition, Alec shares his journey from receiving the unexpected call to moving to London and managing the colossal task of coordinating the event. Hear about the unique challenges of staging the event in Greenwich Park, a historic and protected site, and the innovative solutions that made it a success. Sue Benson: The visionary course designer behind the iconic cross-country course at Greenwich Park. Sue discusses the initial shock of being chosen, the creative process of designing a course in such a unique location, and the hurdles faced along the way. Discover how she balanced preserving the park's heritage with creating a challenging and memorable course for the world's best eventers. If you want to listen back to our other Olympic shows click the links below: Olympics Special: Sydney Part 1 Olympics Special: Sydney Part 2 Olympics Special: Athens Part 1 Olympics Special: Athens Part 2 Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
17/07/24•1h 33m

Red Mills Special: Austin O'Connor Pre Paris

In this episode, Nicole catches up with Connolly's RED MILLS rider Austin O'Connor as he prepares for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Dive into the journey of one of Ireland's top eventers as he shares his thoughts, experiences, and preparations leading up to the Games. 🎙️ Featuring: Spring Season Recap: Austin reflects on the successful spring season with Colorado Blue, including standout performances at Bramham and Burnham Market. Tokyo vs. Paris: Compare the build-up and experiences between the Tokyo Olympics and the upcoming Paris Games. Mindset & Strategy: Learn about mental and physical preparation, the decision to bypass Badminton, and the importance of staying competitive. Team Dynamics: Get insights into Team Ireland's training sessions and the supportive environment within the squad. Family & Support: Hear about the crucial role of family in Austin's journey. Guests: Austin O'Connor is a prominent Irish event rider renowned for his achievements on the international stage. His career highlights include participating in the 2000 Sydney, 2008 Beijing and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and his historic performance at the MARS Maryland CCI5*-L, where he became the first Irish rider in 58 years to secure a five-star victory. Austin has consistently demonstrated excellence and dedication, making significant contributions to Ireland's eventing legacy.  Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
15/07/24•16m 9s

Olympics Special: Athens Part 2

We are thrilled to introduce our Olympic Special documentary series to celebrate the Olympic year. This series takes you on a journey through the history and evolution of the Olympic Games, spotlighting the monumental achievements and the intimate, behind-the-scenes stories that have shaped the world's premier sporting event. We are onto our second Olympics as we turn our attention to Athens. As always this is a 2 part series with 4 guests. Nicole continues the journey with Olympic legends Kimberly Severson and Leslie Law. Reflect on their personal experiences, the rollercoaster of emotions, and their remarkable achievements at Athens. 🎙️ Featuring: Kimberly Severson: Hear from the individual silver medalist and team bronze medalist about the highs and lows, including the dramatic reshuffling of medals and the intense competition. Leslie Law: Relive the incredible journey of the eventual individual gold medalist, his preparation, and the extraordinary performance that led to his Olympic triumph. Highlights Include: Dramatic Medal Changes: Unpack the controversy surrounding Bettina Hoy’s penalties and the eventual reshuffling of medals. Athens Cross-Country: Discover the challenges of the new short-format course and the strategies riders used to succeed. Show Jumping Excellence: Relive the tense moments and outstanding performances in the show jumping phases that decided the final standings. From the drama of the competition to the personal reflections of the riders, this special series provides an in-depth look at one of the most transformative Olympic Games in eventing history. If you want to listen back to our Sydney shows click the links below: Olympics Special: Sydney Part 1 Olympics Special: Sydney Part 2 Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
12/07/24•1h 1m

Olympics Special: Athens Part 1

We are thrilled to introduce our Olympic Special documentary series to celebrate the Olympic year. This series takes you on a journey through the history and evolution of the Olympic Games, spotlighting the monumental achievements and the intimate, behind-the-scenes stories that have shaped the world's premier sporting event. We are onto our second Olympics as we turn our attention to Athens. As always this is a 2 part series with 4 guests. In Part 1, Nicole dives deep with Kate Green and Mike Etherington-Smith. Relive the highs, lows, and pivotal moments of the Athens Olympics, which marked a monumental shift in the sport with the introduction of the short-format competition. 🎙️ Featuring: Kate Green: Get behind-the-scenes insights from Kate, who covered the eventing competition for Horse & Hound, and her vivid recollections of the atmosphere, challenges, and standout performances. Mike Etherington-Smith: Hear from the technical delegate of the Athens Games, who shares his experiences and the complexities of designing and managing the course in a non-traditional eventing nation. Highlights Include: The transition from the long format to the short format and its impact on the sport. The dramatic and heartbreaking moments that defined the competition, including Bettina Hoy's controversial start penalty and the subsequent appeals. The incredible performances of riders like Pippa Funnell, Leslie Law, and Nicolas Touzaint, and how they navigated the unique challenges of the Athens venue. Behind-the-scenes stories of managing the event, from technical challenges to the cultural experience of hosting the Olympics in Greece. Don't miss this fascinating look back at one of the most transformative Olympic Games in eventing history.  If you want to listen back to our Sydney shows click the links below: Olympics Special: Sydney Part 1 Olympics Special: Sydney Part 2 Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.    
12/07/24•1h 10m

Grassroots Show: Beat the Heat while Training and Competing

Join Rosie Russell and Spike the Vet as they tackle the hot topic of keeping your horses safe and performing their best during those scorching summer days. In this episode, you'll get advice and practical tips, featuring: 🌡️ Heat Management: Learn how different breeds handle heat and get tips on how to acclimatize your horse to hotter temperatures. 💧 Hydration and Nutrition: Discover the importance of electrolytes, hydration techniques, and how to encourage your horse to drink more.  🕒 Training Timing: Find out the best times to train and compete.  🚚 Travel Tips: Get practical advice for travelling with your horse in hot weather.  🧊 Cooling Strategies: Explore the best methods to cool your horse quickly after cross-country or intense training sessions. Rosie and Spike share invaluable insights to help you navigate the challenges of summer eventing, ensuring your horse stays healthy, hydrated, and ready to perform.  Sponsor: This show is very kindly supported by Foran Equine. For more than 45 years, Foran Equine has been applying its science for your success. Their equine health and performance products are available in over 50 countries worldwide. They apply leading scientific research and the experience of their multi-disciplinary team including veterinary surgeons, chemists, and equine nutritionists to develop high-performance supplements. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
10/07/24•27m 21s

Aston Le Walls Review Show

Join Rosie Russell and Ben King as they recap an action-packed weekend at Aston Le Walls.  This episode features: 🏆 Top Performances: Celebrate Piggy March and Halo's stunning win, leading from start to finish with an impressive dressage score of 26.6 and a flawless cross-country round. 🌟 Irish Success: Dive into Lucy Latta's stellar performance with RCA Patron Saint, the only combination inside the time on cross-country. 🐴 Rising Stars: Discover Sophia Hill's smooth and fast cross-country ride with Seattle Park. 🔍 Course Challenges: Hear about the tricky fences designed by Captain Mark Phillips that tested the riders, from the sunken road to the first water and more. Don't miss out on the excitement of Aston Le Walls and the stories from the weekend. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
09/07/24•26m 44s

CHIO Aachen Review Show

Join Nicole Brown and Rosie Russell as they relive the rollercoaster of CHIO Aachen. This episode recaps: 🏆 Winners: Julia Krajewski taking the top spot! 🌟 Rising Stars: Discover the game-changers, including Emily King and Calvin Böckmann. 🏆 Best of the Brits: We also hear from Laura Collett about her ride on Dacapo and his future plans. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
08/07/24•52m 40s

Eventing Podcast Classics: Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter V

*there is a tiny bit of vulgarity so if you have small ears around then just a little warning! Today we go back to the 2nd of July 2021 to one of our most downloaded Alphabetti Spaghetti episodes! Onto the letter V and the possibilities that it brings...! As always, this show has little to no eventing chat but definitely one that the alpha fans among us will enjoy. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
05/07/24•1h 6m

CHIO Aachen Preview Show

Join Nicole Brown and Diarm Byrne as they dive into the excitement of CHIO Aachen Week, brought to you by SAP. This episode is packed with insights, thrilling predictions, and everything you need to know about the competition that feels like a mini Olympics! 🏆 Top Contenders: Michael Jung and FischerChipmunk, the favourites, are back. Can they maintain their dominance, or will challengers like Laura Collett and Julia Krajewski steal the spotlight? 🌟 Rising Stars: Discover the potential game-changers, including Emily King, Kirsty Chabert and Australia’s Andrew Barnett  🌍 International Flavors: Featuring riders from Australia, Austria, and Switzerland, this preview covers the diverse and competitive field heading to Aachen. From the thrilling cross-country to the intense show jumping, Nicole and Diarm bring you the stories, stats, and behind-the-scenes action that make Aachen one of the most extraordinary venues in eventing. If you want to listen to The Greatest Aachen Moments that was mentioned in the show click here. If you want to follow the form guides click here. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
03/07/24•1h 33m

Aston Le Walls Preview Show

Join Rosie Russell and Catherine Austen as they delve into the 4* competition at Aston Le Walls, a key event on the British eventing calendar. This episode is packed with  insights and exciting predictions, featuring: 🏆 Top Contenders: Get the inside scoop on Kitty King and Cristal Fontaine, along with Piggy March and Halo. 🐴 Rising Stars: Discover young talents like Millie Juleff, and Georgie Goss' impressive nine-year-old, Kojak.  📊 Analysis: Learn about the key stats and figures, including the competitive Prediction Centre rankings and cross-country clear rates. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
01/07/24•26m 47s

British Eventing Show: Road to Paris

Join us as Nicole Brown catches up with British Eventing CEO Rosie Williams, exploring the latest developments in eventing and her excitement for the Olympics. We also hear from Helen Nicholls, the performance Director from British Equestrian, and Richard Waygood, Eventing Performance Manager, in the build-up to Paris and how you can get behind Team GBR. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
28/06/24•55m 0s

Grassroots Show: Mid Year Review

Join Rosie Russell and Sam Watson as they reflect on the exciting first half of the eventing season. This episode is packed with highlights, insights, and expert advice, featuring: 🏅 Top Performances: Celebrate standout achievements and learn about impressive FOD streaks 🌟 Rising Stars: Discover young talents like Annabelle Ridgway and her journey through the levels, making a name for herself among seasoned professionals. 🏇 Cross-Country Machines: Dive into the remarkable cross-country records of horses like Ashwood Ramiro Diamond and Lily Potter.  🎯 Eventing Strategies: Get tips on maintaining horse fitness, managing workload, and preparing for championships. From dressage dominance to cross-country clears, Rosie and Sam provide an in-depth review and share valuable insights for the upcoming second half of the season. Don't miss this chance to catch up on all the grassroots eventing action! Sponsor: This show is very kindly supported by Foran Equine. For more than 45 years, Foran Equine has been applying its science for your success. Their equine health and performance products are available in over 50 countries worldwide. They apply leading scientific research and the experience of their multi-disciplinary team including veterinary surgeons, chemists, and equine nutritionists to develop high-performance supplements. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
26/06/24•36m 40s

Horse of a Lifetime: William Fox-Pitt

Join us for an unforgettable episode of "Horse of a Lifetime" featuring the legendary William Fox-Pitt! This special show dives into William's incredible career and the horse that defined it all. 🎙️ Listen as William shares: The moment this horse put him on the map. The unique challenges and triumphs of their partnership. Insights into managing such a talented yet sensitive horse. William's tales are filled with passion, dedication, and true horsemanship. Guests: William Fox-Pitt is one of the world's most successful event riders. With a career that began in his teens, Fox-Pitt has represented Great Britain at numerous international competitions, including the Olympics and the World Equestrian Games. His accolades include three Olympic medals, team silver in 2004 and 2012, and team bronze in 2008. Additionally, he has won multiple gold and silver medals at the World Equestrian Games. Fox-Pitt is also the rider with the most 5* wins (14). Beyond competing, he contributes to the eventing community through coaching and developing young talents at his training facility in Dorset. Sponsors: We're delighted that Agria have come on board as partners of the 'Horse of a Lifetime' series on the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast in 2024. Established over 130 years ago, Agria have been at the heart of the insurance industry for many years but their recently launched Equine Lifetime Insurance has revolutionised the offering available.  Agria's commitment to equine welfare and desire to protect your partnership with your horse makes them the perfect partner as we look forward to reflecting with some of the greatest names in the sport, on their horses of a lifetime.   This podcast is supported by Agria, the company behind the UK's only lifetime equine insurance.  Their mission is to raise the bar on horses' lifelong wellbeing and they offer up to £10,000 of vet fee cover, year after year - for life!   Their Horse of a Lifetime campaign celebrates the horses who enrich our lives. To find out more search for Agria Horse of a Lifetime, where you can enter on the Agria website, or catch up with Agria Equine on Instagram and Facebook. For more information and to find out how the Agria team can support you visit Agria Pet Insurance.   Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria Försäkring.
24/06/24•19m 45s

Eventing Podcast Classics: When Nicole Met... Caroline

We head back to 2022 to hear all about the incredible Caroline Moore. Caroline Moore has all the answers for you as she talks through her journey of riding, coaching and owning event horses at the top of the sport.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
19/06/24•1h 13m

LuhmĂźhlen Review Show

🎙️ Dive into the Luhmühlen Review Show! 🌟 Join Nicole and Catherine as they break down the thrilling moments and unexpected twists from the recent European five-star eventing competition at Luhmühlen. This episode is full of insights and exciting discussions, featuring: 🏆 Lara de Liedekerke-Meier's Homebred Victory: Celebrate Lara's incredible win making her the 1st Belgium winner of a 5*.  📈 Rider Placements: Get the scoop on top riders like Tom McEwen, Alice Casburn, David Doel, and more. 🔍 Team Selection: Explore how this show may influence the selection of the final teams for the Olympics. 🎉 Hear from Lara de Liedekerke-Meier: Dive into Lara's win, her preparation strategies, horse selection, and future plans. Guests: Lara de Liedekerke-Meier, a distinguished Belgian equestrian, has balanced a robust academic background with a successful riding career. She started riding at seven and excelled academically, earning a BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Business Sciences from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Brussels. Lara made her mark by placing 10th at the 2014 Badminton Horse Trials and has consistently represented Belgium in European Championships across all levels. Beyond competing, she trains young horses and manages international events at the Arville estate owned by her family. Married to German international rider Kai-Steffen Meier, Lara continues to be a leading figure in eventing, achieving the highest number of international runs and clear cross-country jumps in 2023. Sponsors: Achieve Equine are very kindly supporting our 5* shows this year and are offering all of our listeners a 10% discount code! Use the code PODCAST10 on the Equine Products UK website when purchasing your FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips to receive your discount. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This episode is very kindly supported by FLAIR Strips EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
17/06/24•45m 56s

Ask Sam Anything #:6 What stats to use for Eventing Manager

Sam is back with Rosie for another Ask Sam Anything.  This time he will answer "What stats do you prioritise when picking your Eventing Manager Team?" If you have a question for Sam we would love to hear from you, send them in via social media or Discord. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
14/06/24•7m 40s

LuhmĂźhlen Preview Show

Join us for the next 5* preview! Nicole, Spike and Catherine dive into both the 4 and 5* at Luhmühlen picking who they think will take the titles this weekend. Tune in as they discuss: 🏅 4* German National Championship 🏅 Olympic Selection for GB, France, NZL and Australia 🏅 Who will win the 5* If you want to listen to the show mentioned in this podcast click below: When Nicole Met ... Lara de Liedekerke-Meier Sponsors: Achieve Equine are very kindly supporting our 5* shows this year and are offering all of our listeners a 10% discount code! Use the code PODCAST10 on the Equine Products UK website when purchasing your FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips to receive your discount. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This episode is very kindly supported by FLAIR Strips EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
12/06/24•55m 47s

Eventing Podcast Classics: The Greatest: Team of the Decade

As the Olympics are fast approaching we thought we would go back to 2019 to revisit The Greatest Team of the Decade! Nicole, Sam & Diarm look back at some of the greatest team performances of the decade. There are a few surprises thrown in as well as a few of the more obvious contenders! EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
10/06/24•1h 6m

When Nicole Met... Shane Rose

Join us for an exclusive conversation on the latest When Nicole Met show featuring the legendary Shane Rose!  In this episode, Nicole and Shane delve into the fascinating world of equestrian sports, exploring Shane's journey from an aspiring rider to a top-tier eventer. Tune in as they discuss: 🏅 Career Choices: Discover why Shane chose eventing and the unique opportunities Australia offers in the sport. 💸 Financial Management: Learn about the financial challenges of affording eventing. 🐴 Horse Breeding and Racing: Hear about Shane's journey in racing.  🏆 The Comeback: Hear about Shane's recent injury and his Paris comeback Guest: Shane Rose is an accomplished Australian equestrian who has competed in multiple Olympic Games, securing his legacy with three medals. Shane began riding at five years old at the Forest Hills Pony Club and has sustained a lifelong commitment to the sport. His Olympic successes include team silvers at the Beijing 2008 and Tokyo 2020 games, and a team bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Shane is also a familiar face at major international competitions like the World Equestrian Games, where he consistently represents Australia. Based in New South Wales, Shane not only competes but also manages Bimbadeen Park, a horse training facility he runs with his wife, Niki. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Joseph Murphy When Nicole Met ... Lara de Liedekerke-Meier EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
07/06/24•59m 21s

Horse of a Lifetime: Sarah Ennis

Horse of a Lifetime continues and this time we chat to Sarah Ennis. She shares the captivating journey of Horseware Stellar Rebound, a.k.a. "Rocket" - the horse that not only captured the public's imagination with his zest and extravagant ways but also led Sarah to individual and team triumphs. From humble beginnings to overcoming challenges with unwavering determination, Rocket's story is a testament to the power of partnership and resilience.  Guests: Sarah Ennis is a prominent Irish event rider known for her exceptional talent and dedication to the sport of eventing. With a career spanning over several years, Ennis has established herself as a force to be reckoned with on the international circuit. She has represented Ireland in numerous competitions, including the European Championships and the World Equestrian Games, where she has consistently delivered top performances. Ennis is celebrated for her skillful riding, strategic approach to courses, and the strong partnerships she forms with her horses. Beyond competition, she is also recognized for her contributions to the training and development of young riders and horses in Ireland, making her a respected figure in the equestrian community. Sponsors:     We're delighted that Agria have come on board as partners of the 'Horse of a Lifetime' series on the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast in 2024. Established over 130 years ago, Agria have been at the heart of the insurance industry for many years but their recently launched Equine Lifetime Insurance has revolutionised the offering available.  Agria's commitment to equine welfare and desire to protect your partnership with your horse makes them the perfect partner as we look forward to reflecting with some of the greatest names in the sport, on their horses of a lifetime.   This podcast is supported by Agria, the company behind the UK's only lifetime equine insurance.  Their mission is to raise the bar on horses' lifelong wellbeing and they offer up to £10,000 of vet fee cover, year after year - for life!   Their Horse of a Lifetime campaign celebrates the horses who enrich our lives. To find out more search for Agria Horse of a Lifetime, where you can enter on the Agria website, or catch up with Agria Equine on Instagram and Facebook. For more information and to find out how the Agria team can support you visit Agria Pet Insurance.   Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria FÜrsäkring.
05/06/24•35m 16s

RED MILLS Special: Millstreet Review

Nicole is here with the winner of the 4*L Sam Watson to relive his win and to recap the action from the Connolly's Red Mills 4*S at Millstreet. Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
04/06/24•38m 48s

Harmony In Dressage: Andrew Hoy & Christoph Hess

Join us for an in-depth conversation with eventing legend Andrew Hoy and esteemed coach Christoph Hess. Discover their insights on harmony, respect, and the deep bond between rider and horse. Hear Christoph’s fascinating journey into the equestrian world and Andrew’s meticulous preparation for the upcoming Paris Olympics. This episode is packed with wisdom on training, competition strategy, and the importance of emotional intelligence in equestrian sports. Don't miss this chance to learn from two of the sport’s most respected figures! Guests: Christoph Hess is a highly respected figure in the equestrian world, known for his extensive expertise in dressage and eventing. He has worked with the German Equestrian Federation and is particularly noted for his roles as an educator and judge. He is well-regarded for his commitment to the principles of classical riding, focusing on the welfare and correct development of the horse. Christoph Hess is also an author and a sought-after clinician, conducting workshops and seminars globally to promote correct riding techniques and horse training based on harmony and respect between the horse and rider. Andrew Hoy is a celebrated Australian event rider with a highly distinguished career. Andrew has represented Australia in eight Olympic Games from 1984 to 2020, making him one of the sport's most experienced competitors. Throughout his career, he has garnered multiple Olympic medals, including three team golds and individual silver at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Known for his skill in dressage, cross-country, and show jumping, Andrew has consistently been a formidable competitor in international eventing. His longevity in the sport and his contributions to equestrianism have made him a prominent figure in eventing circles worldwide. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
31/05/24•44m 36s

RED MILLS Special: Millstreet Preview

Millstreet Preview Show 🎙️ Nicole, Diarm and Rosie look forward in particular to the CCI4*S Nations Cup Presented by Connolly’s Red Mills plus Rosie catches up with Red Mills Rider Ian Cassells, one of the busiest riders in Millstreet this week, to find out more about his preparation and rides for the week ahead.  Before we dive into today’s episode we just wanted to pick up on the sentiment shared on the Message from Nicole and Sam yesterday. If you’re not ready to listen, then we totally understand and we’ll be here for you whenever you’re ready to tune back in. Likewise, if you are listening then we’re very happy to have you with us as we preview one of Ireland’s premier events. There is absolutely no doubt the eventing family will be pulling together in Millstreet this week 🤍💜🕊️ If you want to listen to the show mentioned in this Podcast or see the Prediction Centre click the links below: When Nicole Met... Joseph Murphy Prediction Centre Tilly Berendt has summed up how many of us are feeling right now and has pulled together a list of fantastic support networks that are available.   Guests: Ian Cassells is a notable Irish event rider who has been active in the horse eventing community since 2011, progressing from junior to young rider, and now competing at a senior level. After earning an Honors Degree in Agricultural Science in 2017 from University College Dublin (UCD), where he served as Captain and President of the UCD equestrian club, Cassells continued to excel in his equestrian career. His involvement in eventing spans various levels of competition, including notable performances at international events.  Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.    
29/05/24•1h 18m

A Message from Sam and Nicole

No words feel enough right now but we wanted to take a few moments to stand with the eventing community in the most difficult of times. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jesse, the whole of the Strang and Campbell families, their teams and of course the wider eventing community. Tilly Berendt has summed up how many of us are feeling right now and has pulled together a list of fantastic support networks that are available.   Rest in peace Georgie, we are so lucky to have known you.
28/05/24•11m 41s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter R

Get ready for the latest episode of Alphabetti Spaghetti!  Join Diarm Byrne, Ruairi Geoghegan, Rosie Russell, and Samantha Atkinson for an engaging and hilarious discussion covering everything from personal memories and travel adventures to high school antics and unexpected pets. Whether it's reminiscing about youth, sharing travel tips, or revealing guilty pleasures, this episode is packed with laughter and insights you won't want to miss. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
24/05/24•46m 19s

Grassroots Show: Eventing Etiquette: Tips for a Great Day Eventing

Get ready to elevate your eventing experience with our latest podcast featuring essential insights from seasoned pro-Lucy Jackson and organiser Rachel Faulkner. Whether you're a newcomer or a veteran in the field, this episode is packed with practical advice to make your day at the event smooth and enjoyable. From navigating the complexities of arrival and warm-ups to mastering the art of sportsmanship and horsemanship, Lucy and Rachel share their invaluable tips. Tune in to learn how to approach your event with confidence, grace, and a strategic mindset, ensuring a memorable and successful outing every time. Guests: Lucy Jackson, a New Zealand event rider based in Andoversford, Gloucestershire, has made significant strides on the international eventing scene, including being a first reserve for the 2012 London Olympics. Starting her career in the British Junior and Young Rider Squads, she later gained recognition by winning the HSBC training bursary at Burghley as the best four-star first-timer. Lucy's extensive training regimen is supported by her work as a sports physiotherapist, enhancing her approach to both her and her horses' fitness and care. Rachel Faulkner, a former Olympic event rider, has transitioned into an influential role as an event organizer, bringing her wealth of experience from the competitive arena to the organizational side of equestrian sports. Her deep understanding of the demands and intricacies of eventing enables her to orchestrate events that are both competitor-friendly and spectator-engaging. Faulkner's background as a competitor provides her with unique insights into what makes an equestrian event successful, focusing on creating a seamless experience for both riders and their equine partners. Through her current role, she actively contributes to the sport's growth and popularity by ensuring that events are held to high standards, enhancing the competitive landscape of eventing. Sponsor: This show is very kindly supported by Foran Equine. For more than 45 years, Foran Equine has been applying its science for your success. Their equine health and performance products are available in over 50 countries worldwide. They apply leading scientific research and the experience of their multi-disciplinary team including veterinary surgeons, chemists, and equine nutritionists to develop high-performance supplements. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
22/05/24•55m 31s

RED MILLS Feed Room Classics: Fuelling for a three-day event - Optimising Performance

Today we head back to June 2022 when Spike the Vet was joined by Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, and three-time Olympic medalist, Tina Cook to talk through how to best prepare your horse before the dressage at a three-day. Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Here are the links to any products mentioned in the show: Comfort Mash Nutri-Calm Gel Equi-Lyte G  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
20/05/24•18m 51s

When Nicole Met ...Samantha Lissington

Tune into the latest episode for an exclusive interview with Sam Lissington, one of New Zealand's brightest young eventing stars! Dive into Sam's unique journey from sailing the South Pacific to making waves in the eventing world. Discover how a childhood move from Australia to New Zealand and the promise of a pony led her to a life in the saddle, her rise through the ranks, and her dreams for Olympic glory. Guests: Samantha Lissington, a talented New Zealand event rider based in Wiltshire, UK, is known for her remarkable skills in the eventing world. After moving from New Zealand to the UK in 2019, she competes across Europe with a robust team of upper-level horses. Samantha's career highlights include competing at prestigious 5* events such as Burghley, Pau, Lühmulen, and Adelaide. She is also a valued member of the ESNZ high-performance squad with her sights set on the Paris Olympics​​. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Joseph Murphy When Nicole Met ... Lara de Liedekerke-Meier EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
17/05/24•39m 24s

Ask Sam Anything #5: Phase Influence In Team Competitions

Sam is back with Rosie for another Ask Sam Anything.  This time he will answer "Does EquiRatings track Phase Influence for team competitions and how influential would you expect XC to be moving forward at the Olympics if there continues to be no drop score?" If you have a question for Sam we would love to hear from you, send them in via social media or Discord. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
15/05/24•8m 36s

Badminton Review Show

What an incredible week of sport. Over the last 7 days, the story of Badminton 2024 has chopped and changed by the minute with highs and lows coming from every angle. Today we celebrate the win of Caroline Powell. Nicole, Rosie and Diarm recap the final day and all the drama from the week. If you want to hear more in-depth reviews of each day don't forget to listen back to our Badminton Diaries. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
12/05/24•27m 17s

Badminton Diaries: Day 5

Dive into a brief overview of the competition so far, brought to you by Nicole and Rosie. Experience the journey to Badminton through the eyes of Bubby Upton and her mother, Rachel, and discover how Bubby’s remarkable comeback has impacted their family. We also meet Jane Hunter Walsh, General Manager of the British Eventing Support Trust, and learn about the crucial support they provide to riders at all levels and discover how their innovative partnership with Eco Voltz is helping the eventing community. Don’t miss out on a special segment with Lucinda Green as she shares her most cherished Badminton memories.  If you want to check out the British Eventing Show: Looking Forward to 2024 featuring Bubby Upton which was mentioned in the show click here. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Eco Voltz.  Eco Voltz is recognised as one of the UK's leading "top e-bike companies". They remain an affordable electric biking brand, available from our Business centre The Thoresby Park Cycle Hub and throughout the UK including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire. Eco Voltz has a comprehensive range of e-bikes for you to choose from at really competitive prices. Our electric bikes are hand built in the UK, from the bare frame up, with better motors, a longer battery life and a greater choice of models to suit your needs. Find them on Facebook here. Keep an eye on the Eco Voltz league which rewards consistency and support of BEDE events. https://bede-events.co.uk/leagues/  Don't forget to also check Eco Voltz out at: Badminton International Horse Trials 10th - 12th May. Belsay International Horse Trials 30th May - 2nd June. Upton House 9th - 11th July. Cornbury International Horse Trials 12th - 15th Sept. Osberton International (2) - 3rd - 6th Oct. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
12/05/24•28m 35s

Badminton Diaries: Day 4 Review

Nicole, Diarm Rosie, Ruairi and Georgia sit down with some Pimms to recap all the fantastic action from today's cross country and look forward to who they think will take the win! Will it be a fairytale end for William, will Emily King come out on top on the 75th anniversary or will Tim Price work his magic to take the title? Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Eco Voltz.  Eco Voltz is recognised as one of the UK's leading "top e-bike companies". They remain an affordable electric biking brand, available from our Business centre The Thoresby Park Cycle Hub and throughout the UK including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire. Eco Voltz has a comprehensive range of e-bikes for you to choose from at really competitive prices. Our electric bikes are hand built in the UK, from the bare frame up, with better motors, a longer battery life and a greater choice of models to suit your needs. Find them on Facebook here. Keep an eye on the Eco Voltz league which rewards consistency and support of BEDE events. https://bede-events.co.uk/leagues/  Don't forget to also check Eco Voltz out at: Badminton International Horse Trials 10th - 12th May. Belsay International Horse Trials 30th May - 2nd June. Upton House 9th - 11th July. Cornbury International Horse Trials 12th - 15th Sept. Osberton International (2) - 3rd - 6th Oct. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
11/05/24•46m 35s

Badminton Diaries: Day 3 Review

Diarm and Sam sit down and recap some of today's dressage and take a thorough look at who is likely to thrive on the XC tomorrow and we hear Sam's take on Eric's track. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Eco Voltz.  Eco Voltz is recognised as one of the UK's leading "top e-bike companies". They remain an affordable electric biking brand, available from our Business centre The Thoresby Park Cycle Hub and throughout the UK including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire. Eco Voltz has a comprehensive range of e-bikes for you to choose from at really competitive prices. Our electric bikes are hand built in the UK, from the bare frame up, with better motors, a longer battery life and a greater choice of models to suit your needs. Find them on Facebook here. Keep an eye on the Eco Voltz league which rewards consistency and support of BEDE events. https://bede-events.co.uk/leagues/  Don't forget to also check Eco Voltz out at: Badminton International Horse Trials 10th - 12th May. Belsay International Horse Trials 30th May - 2nd June. Upton House 9th - 11th July. Cornbury International Horse Trials 12th - 15th Sept. Osberton International (2) - 3rd - 6th Oct. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
10/05/24•40m 30s

The Badminton Track with Eric Winter

Have an extra shorter pod listener! Hear what Eric Winter, the Badminton Course Designer, has to say about the track he has designed and what he thinks will be a challenge. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
10/05/24•6m 18s

Badminton Diaries: Day 2 Review

The first day of dressage is complete at Badminton. Nicole and Rosie review the first day of the competition and pick out the ones to watch tomorrow. We also catch up with one of the many incredible people behind these riders, Laura Collett's head girl Tilly Hughes, on what takes to care for a 5* horse. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Eco Voltz.  Eco Voltz is recognised as one of the UK's leading "top e-bike companies". They remain an affordable electric biking brand, available from our Business centre The Thoresby Park Cycle Hub and throughout the UK including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire. Eco Voltz has a comprehensive range of e-bikes for you to choose from at really competitive prices. Our electric bikes are hand built in the UK, from the bare frame up, with better motors, a longer battery life and a greater choice of models to suit your needs. Find them on Facebook here. Keep an eye on the Eco Voltz league which rewards consistency and support of BEDE events. https://bede-events.co.uk/leagues/  Don't forget to also check Eco Voltz out at: Badminton International Horse Trials 10th - 12th May. Belsay International Horse Trials 30th May - 2nd June. Upton House 9th - 11th July. Cornbury International Horse Trials 12th - 15th Sept. Osberton International (2) - 3rd - 6th Oct. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
09/05/24•31m 53s

Badminton Diaries: Day 1 Review

Nicole & Rosie take you behind the scenes at Badminton Horse Trials.  We hear from Claire Chamberlain who gives an insight into being not only an owner of a top-level event horse but also a breeder as she talks all things Dreamliner. We also hear from Amy Dixon, last year's 90cm Voltaire Design Badminton Grassroots Champion on what it takes to get to the championships 5 times, plus we hear from Eco Voltz co-founders Alan and Tracey Johnston. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Eco Voltz.  Eco Voltz is recognised as one of the UK's leading "top e-bike companies". They remain an affordable electric biking brand, available from our Business centre The Thoresby Park Cycle Hub and throughout the UK including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire. Eco Voltz has a comprehensive range of e-bikes for you to choose from at really competitive prices. Our electric bikes are hand built in the UK, from the bare frame up, with better motors, a longer battery life and a greater choice of models to suit your needs. Find them on Facebook here. Keep an eye on the Eco Voltz league which rewards consistency and support of BEDE events. https://bede-events.co.uk/leagues/  Don't forget to also check Eco Voltz out at: Badminton International Horse Trials 10th - 12th May. Belsay International Horse Trials 30th May - 2nd June. Upton House 9th - 11th July. Cornbury International Horse Trials 12th - 15th Sept. Osberton International (2) - 3rd - 6th Oct. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
08/05/24•44m 32s

Badminton Preview Show

Get ready as we dive into the thrilling anticipation of the Mars Equestrian Badminton Horse Trials!  Join us for the Badminton Preview Show where we break down the field and discuss Oliver Townend's pursuit of the Rolex Grand Slam. After his Kentucky triumph, the stakes are high as he aims for a historic win at Badminton, potentially making him the third person ever to claim this coveted title. Tune in for expert analysis, insider predictions, and the electrifying atmosphere as we gear up for one of the most prestigious events in the equestrian calendar.  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
06/05/24•1h 19m

EquiRatings Special: Suitability Index

Dive into the latest podcast, where we unveil a groundbreaking new metric poised to transform equestrian sport strategy. Sam and the team explore the genesis of the Suitability Index, a single, powerful number that distils complex performance data into actionable insights. Whether you're a competitor aiming for Olympic glory, a team manager strategizing for national success, or a horse buyer in the competitive market, this episode provides essential knowledge on how to leverage this innovative tool for competitive advantage. Discover how it can optimize horse selection, team assembly, and performance predictions in a sport where every detail counts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast:Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
03/05/24•45m 5s

Horse of a Lifetime: Piggy March

Embark on an unforgettable journey as we delve into the incredible story of Vanir Kamira, affectionately known as Tilly Bean. Discover how this "ordinary" mare, with extraordinary heart and determination, defied the odds to clinch prestigious titles at Badminton and Burghley, etching her name into eventing history. Join us as we explore the depths of her unique partnership with Piggy March, revealing the resilience, grit, and unwavering trust that propelled them to the pinnacle of success. Celebrate the legacy of a true champion, whose spirit and fight encapsulate the essence of eventing. Guests: Piggy March, born Georgina in Leicestershire and affectionately nicknamed after the character Piglet from Winnie The Pooh by her sister, is a celebrated British event rider. Her journey in eventing has been marked by significant achievements, including clinching her first five-star title at the 2019 Badminton Horse Trials with Vanir Kamira, a feat that ignited a stellar season culminating in a Team Silver at the Eventing European Championships and a second place at the Burghley Horse Trials. Piggy's dedication to the sport was further recognized when she was named the BE Leading Rider in 2019​​. March's commitment extends beyond competition; together with her husband, Tom March, she runs March Stud in Northamptonshire, focusing on breeding, competing, and selling horses aimed at excelling in international equestrian sport. Their operation is grounded in a belief in quality genetics and patience, foundational training for each horse to reach its potential. Piggy has also made significant contributions to Team GB at World and European Championships, securing individual silver medals in 2009 and 2021, and was a vital part of the gold medal-winning team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon in 2018. Sponsors: We're delighted that Agria have come on board as partners of the 'Horse of a Lifetime' series on the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast in 2024. Established over 130 years ago, Agria have been at the heart of the insurance industry for many years but their recently launched Equine Lifetime Insurance has revolutionised the offering available.  Agria's commitment to equine welfare and desire to protect your partnership with your horse makes them the perfect partner as we look forward to reflecting with some of the greatest names in the sport, on their horses of a lifetime.  This podcast is supported by Agria, the company behind the UK's only lifetime equine insurance.  Their mission is to raise the bar on horses' lifelong wellbeing and they offer up to £10,000 of vet fee cover, year after year - for life!  Their Horse of a Lifetime campaign celebrates the horses who enrich our lives. To find out more search for Agria Horse of a Lifetime, where you can enter on the Agria website, or catch up with Agria Equine on Instagram and Facebook. For more information and to find out how the Agria team can support you visit Agria Pet Insurance. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria Försäkring.
01/05/24•1h 3m

Inside Kentucky: The Review Show

Catch all the action and drama from the Defender Kentucky Three Day Event! Dive deep into the thrilling performances, unexpected outcomes, and the sheer emotion from one of the most anticipated events of the season. Join Diarm, freshly returned from a cramped flight, and Sally Spickard from Eventing Nation as they unravel the complexities of this year's competition, highlighting the unpredictable nature of eventing. Whether discussing Tom McEwen's unexpected turn of events or celebrating the unexpected victors, this episode is packed with expert insights and a riveting recount of the high-stakes drama that unfolded. Guests: Sally Spickard is a prominent figure in equestrian journalism, currently serving as the Managing Editor for Eventing Nation. Her work primarily focuses on covering equestrian sports, particularly eventing, where she delivers news, insights, and interviews with top figures in the field. Her contributions extend beyond event coverage, also providing educational content and training tips for the equestrian community.  Beyond her editorial roles, Sally is involved in various aspects of the equestrian world, including event organization and coverage.  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast:Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
30/04/24•58m 26s

Inside Kentucky: Defender 5* Post Event Press Conference

Hear from the top 3 and USEF National Champion in the Defender 5* at the post-event press conference in Kentucky. Oliver Townend, Tom McEwen, Yasmin Ingham and Lauren Nicholson talk through their performances and answer the journalist's questions.  Please excuse the slightly poorer sound quality due to it being a live press conference.  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast:Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
28/04/24•21m 35s

Inside Kentucky: Cosequin 4*-S Post Event Press Conference

Hear from the top 5 in the Cosequin 4*-S at the post-event press conference in Kentucky. Will Coleman, Boyd Martin and Caroline Pamukcu talk through their performances and answer the journalist's questions.  Please excuse the slightly poorer sound quality due to it being a live press conference.  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast:Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
28/04/24•16m 53s

Inside Kentucky: The Dressage Review Show

Diarm Byrne and Sally Spickard review all the action from the last 2 days of dressage at the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event, what this means for XC day tomorrow and react to some of the big news in the Cosequin 4*-S. Guests: Sally Spickard is a prominent figure in equestrian journalism, currently serving as the Managing Editor for Eventing Nation. Her work primarily focuses on covering equestrian sports, particularly eventing, where she delivers news, insights, and interviews with top figures in the field. Her contributions extend beyond event coverage, also providing educational content and training tips for the equestrian community.  Beyond her editorial roles, Sally is involved in various aspects of the equestrian world, including event organization and coverage.  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast:Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
26/04/24•50m 40s

Inside Kentucky: The Preview Show

Get ready for the ultimate showdown at the Kentucky Horse Park! As the excitement builds, we're breaking down the Defender Kentucky 5-Star and the Cosequin Kentucky 4-Star Short, offering insights into the athletes and horses gearing up for their moment in the spotlight. Join Rosie Russell, Nicole Brown and Diarm Byrne as they delve into the stories of redemption, Olympic dreams, and the sheer thrill of competition. With updates that have shaken up the leaderboard and a palpable buzz of anticipation, this episode is packed with analysis and predictions you won't want to miss as we head into one of eventing's most prestigious weeks. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Click here to buy tickets to the #bestweekendallyear EquiRatings Eventing Podcast:Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
24/04/24•59m 18s

How to Win Eventing Manager

Just in time for the Defender Kentucky three-day event and the Mars Equestrian Badminton Horse Trials Rosie Russell is joined by Jordan Bricker and Brittany Durham to dive into the exciting world of Eventing Manager. Get expert tips from top players Jordan and Brittany, who regularly dominate the leaderboards. Whether you're new to the game or looking to refine your strategy, this episode is packed with insider advice on managing your team, understanding market dynamics, and making strategic trades. Don't miss out on becoming a top contender in the Eventing Manager leagues this season! Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
22/04/24•38m 24s

Grassroots Show: Young Horse, Big Dreams

Dive into strategies for introducing young equines to eventing, balancing training and experience, and tailoring approaches to individual horse personalities. Sam Watson shares wisdom on nurturing confidence and readiness, emphasizing positive experiences over perfection. Whether you're aiming for personal milestones or dreaming big, this episode helps you cultivate your young horse's potential. Guests:  Sam Watson, is not only the Co-Founder of EquiRatings but is also an accomplished Irish eventer known for his significant achievements on the international stage. He is the first Irish rider to complete four World Championships including the 2018 World Equestrian Games, securing a team silver medal and a 14th place individual finish.  He also represented Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics. Sponsor: This show is very kindly supported by Foran Equine. For more than 45 years, Foran Equine has been applying its science for your success. Their equine health and performance products are available in over 50 countries worldwide. They apply leading scientific research and the experience of their multi-disciplinary team including veterinary surgeons, chemists, and equine nutritionists to develop high-performance supplements. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
19/04/24•32m 35s

Inside Kentucky: US vs Europe

Tune into the Inside Kentucky: US vs Europe as Diarm Byrne and Frankie Thieriot Stutes dive deep into the transatlantic rivalry shaping up at the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event. We discuss the resurgence of American contenders and the continuing dominance of European champions in the eventing world. From Philip Dutton's quest for another Olympics to the impressive performances expected from US and European riders, this episode unpacks the strategies, stakes, and stories as both continents gear up for an unforgettable competition. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Click here to buy tickets to the #bestweekendallyear Guests: Frankie Thieriot Stutes is an accomplished amateur three-day event rider who has balanced a successful career in Eventing with entrepreneurship and media work. Beginning her journey in equestrianism at a young age, Frankie has navigated her path with a focus not just on competing but also on contributing to the equestrian community through her work in sports marketing and communications. Her significant achievements include winning the Rebecca Broussard International Developing Rider’s Grant in 2018, which marked a pivotal moment in her career, enabling her to further her training and compete at higher levels. Beyond the competition arena, Frankie is the founder of Athletux, an equine marketing company that supports equestrian athletes and events. Her role extends into media, where she has worked as an on-camera reporter for the USEA, and she is also deeply involved in various aspects of the sport's community, including mentoring young riders.  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast:Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
17/04/24•54m 37s

Burnham Market Review Show

Rosie and Catherine dive into the action where Laura Collett and London 52 dazzled everyone, finishing with a record score of 19.8. Hear about their run and how this win positions Laura as a strong contender for Olympic selection. We also cover the close competition with Oliver Townend and Cooley Rosalent, who also impressed by finishing on their dressage score. With the spring season's critical events fast approaching, our review unpacks all the thrilling performances and what they mean for the upcoming competitions.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
15/04/24•25m 8s

British Eventing Show: Season Starter

Join us as Nicole Brown catches up with British Eventing CEO Rosie Williams, exploring the latest developments and initiatives shaping the future of eventing at the start of the season. From the "Here to Help" campaign to innovative feedback mechanisms and weather challenges, dive into the heart of British Eventing's efforts to enhance the sport for riders, spectators, and stakeholders alike.  In the second part of the show, Rosie Russell dives into the "Cobs Can Go Eventing" program with Simon Grieve. Explore the world of cobs in eventing, and discover how these sturdy, spirited horses defy expectations and excel in the sport. You can watch the Cobs Can Go Eventing by clicking here. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
12/04/24•37m 8s

Equilume Special: The Philip Dutton Interview

Phillip Dutton, shares insights from his winter training in the South, his strategic use of Equilume lighting to maintain his horses' condition, and the excitement of preparing a fresh string of horses for the upcoming season. With a focus on building fitness, honing skills, and nurturing new talent, Phillip offers a glimpse into his meticulous preparation for major events like the Kentucky five-star. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Guests: Phillip Dutton is a distinguished event rider, originally from Australia, who now competes for the United States. After moving to the U.S. in 1991, his career flourished, leading to his participation in three Olympics and four World Championships for Australia before switching allegiance to the U.S. in 2006. Dutton has achieved significant success, including three Olympic medals and multiple golds at the Pan-American Games.  Beyond competing, he is committed to coaching, and contributing to the development of young and adult riders alike. Dutton’s influence extends off the field as well; he is a founding member of the Professional Riders Organization (now Eventer Riders Association of North America) and has held presidential roles within the organization.  Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Equilume, who are world leaders in the development of performance lighting for horses. Their products maximise fertility, performance and well-being, helping horses become healthier from the inside out.  To find out more, visit their website at www.equilume.com. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
11/04/24•23m 9s

Burnham Market Preview Show

Join Rosie, Catherine and Spike as we bring you the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market Preview! This year's Burnham Market promises thrilling action, with Laura Collett and London 52 topping the Prediction Centre. But don't overlook Oliver Townend's impressive track record or Kitty King's two rides. With good ground conditions expected, this Norfolk event is set to be a highlight of the season, offering a perfect mix of competition and spectacular viewing. Join us for an in-depth analysis and predictions on this premier international event. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
10/04/24•37m 25s

When Nicole Met ... Lara de Liedekerke-Meier

Dive into the inspiring journey of Lara de Liedekerke-Meier. Discover how Lara's passion for horses, combined with her competitive spirit propelled her to become one of the world's top event riders. From her earliest memories with ponies to facing challenges and triumphs on the international stage, Lara shares insights into her life, her approach to the sport, and the horses that have marked her career.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Guests: Lara de Liedekerke-Meier is a renowned Belgian equestrian. Growing up in a family passionate about horses, Lara got her first pony at seven and has successfully balanced her academic pursuits, including achieving a BSc in Business Administration and a MSc in Business Sciences from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Brussels, with her equestrian career. Lara made a notable entrance at the Badminton Horse Trials in 2014, finishing in 10th place with Ducati van den Overdam. Over the years, she has represented Belgium at various levels of European Championships, from Pony to Junior and Young Rider, eventually stepping up to compete at the Senior Championships.  Lara's dedication extends beyond competing; she enjoys training young horses and managing international events at her family's estate, Arville. She is married to German international event rider Kai-Steffen Meier, and together, they share a commitment to the equestrian sport​. She was the rider with the most International runs, XCj clear and XCT clears in 2023. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Tom Crisp When Nicole Met... Joseph Murphy EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. If you want to find out more about EquiRatings' Horse Sales: 📧 Email us now to find your next superstar: rozzie@equiratings.com, sales@equiratings.com  📧 Or hit the link to learn more➡️ https://equiratings.info/horsesales
08/04/24•1h 12m

Red Mills Feed Room: Designing Your New Feed Room

Spike is back in the Feed Room with Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, to talk through what you should and shouldn't have in your feed room, along with some key hygiene tips to help you prevent a positive drug test. Guests: Louise Jones: In 1999, Louise qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science, during which she specialised in breeding science and went on to graduate with an MSc in Equine Science in 2000. She is also one of only a handful of registered equine nutritionists in the UK. She has an extensive understanding of stud, clinical and performance horse nutrition, and has worked with trainers and breeders in the UK, Continental Europe, and the Middle East. Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
05/04/24•24m 39s

Inside Kentucky: Entry Reaction Show

Dive into the heart of the competition with entries out for both the Defender Kentucky Five-Star and the Cosequin Kentucky Four-Star Short. With Paris on the horizon, both classes are packed with top contenders aiming for Olympic glory. Discover the strategies and hopes of World Champions and emerging talents alike, as we break down the key battles and Olympic trials. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Click here to buy tickets to the #bestweekendallyear EquiRatings Eventing Podcast:Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
03/04/24•27m 20s

Thorseby Review Show

International Eventing is back with a bang in the UK! Rosie and Catherine recap the action from the 4* classes, including the back-to-back wins from Emily King in the Grantham Cup. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to listen to the When Nicole Met... Tom Crisp that was mentioned in the show click here. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Eco Voltz.  Eco Voltz is recognised as one of the UK's leading "top e-bike companies". They remain an affordable electric biking brand, available from our Business centre The Thoresby Park Cycle Hub and throughout the UK including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire. Eco Voltz has a comprehensive range of e-bikes for you to choose from at really competitive prices. Our electric bikes are hand built in the UK, from the bare frame up, with better motors, a longer battery life and a greater choice of models to suit your needs. Find them on Facebook here. Keep an eye on the Eco Voltz league which rewards consistency and support of BEDE events. https://bede-events.co.uk/leagues/  Don't forget to also check Eco Voltz out at: Badminton International Horse Trials 10th - 12th May. Belsay International Horse Trials 30th May - 2nd June. Upton House 9th - 11th July. Cornbury International Horse Trials 12th - 15th Sept. Osberton International (2) - 3rd - 6th Oct. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: If you want to listen to the Cup of Tea with … Mark Davidson which was mentioned in the show click here. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
02/04/24•25m 48s

Equilume Special: Liz Halliday

Nicole chats to the lady who has had more international wins than any other rider in the last 5 years, Liz Halliday. She takes us through her off-season, how things have gone so far in 2024 and her goals for 2024. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Guests: Liz Halliday-Sharp is a distinguished figure in eventing, having carved a unique niche for herself by excelling in two high-intensity international sports: eventing and auto racing. Originally from California, Halliday-Sharp has built a life that spans across continents, primarily residing in Ocala, Florida, and Lexington, Kentucky. Her eventing career has seen her compete and succeed at the CCI5* level. Beyond the equestrian fields, she also made her mark as a professional racing driver, tackling the sportscar and GT endurance disciplines with notable success, including participation in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. Following her retirement from racing Liz refocused her energy solely on eventing, rapidly ascending through the levels and accumulating wins on multiple rides. Liz's accomplishments include being named the USEA Rider of the Year in 2020, the first woman to receive this honour in nearly four decades. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Equilume, who are world leaders in the development of performance lighting for horses. Their products maximise fertility, performance and well-being, helping horses become healthier from the inside out.  To find out more, visit their website at www.equilume.com. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
29/03/24•21m 6s

Wandin Park Winner's Story

Discover the journey of Molly Lines to her remarkable victory at Wandin Park's four-star short! At just 19, Molly has demonstrated incredible talent securing the win with her ride Tadpole. She takes us through her winning weekend and her juggle with university and competing. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Guests: Molly Lines, a 19-year-old Australian event rider, has been recognized for her exceptional year with her ride Tadpole. Not only has she been turning heads with her performances, but she's also among the young talents closely following Australia's elite Eventers. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
28/03/24•13m 52s

Thorseby Preview Show

The big events just keep coming at this time of year as we head onto Thoresby Spring Carnaval! Laura Collett shares her excitement and strategy as the Olympics loom, discussing her decision to focus on four-star short events for optimal preparation. We also discuss the anticipation and excitement surrounding the prestigious Grantham Cup. With So many top contenders in the spotlight, we explore the strategies and aspirations shaping their Olympic year and some dark horses to look out for across the 2 sections. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Eco Voltz.  Eco Voltz is recognised as one of the UK's leading "top e-bike companies". They remain an affordable electric biking brand, available from our Business centre The Thoresby Park Cycle Hub and throughout the UK including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Yorkshire. Eco Voltz has a comprehensive range of e-bikes for you to choose from at really competitive prices. Our electric bikes are hand built in the UK, from the bare frame up, with better motors, a longer battery life and a greater choice of models to suit your needs. You can find them at Thoresby at the Roundhouse (the home of Eco-Voltz) rather than the shopping marquee. Find them on Facebook here. Keep an eye on the Eco Voltz league which rewards consistency and support of BEDE events. https://bede-events.co.uk/leagues/  Don't forget to also check Eco Voltz out at: Badminton International Horse Trials 10th - 12th May. Belsay International Horse Trials 30th May - 2nd June. Upton House 9th - 11th July. Cornbury International Horse Trials 12th - 15th Sept. Osberton International (2) - 3rd - 6th Oct. Thoresby: If you want to head to Thoresby you can purchase tickets here. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: If you want to listen to the Cup of Tea with … Mark Davidson which was mentioned in the show click here. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.    
27/03/24•48m 27s

The Badminton Entries Reaction Show

The Badminton entries are OUT!! Dive deep into who is going with Sam and Diarm and discover the contenders poised to make history. From Ros Canter's absence with Lordships Graffalo to the anticipation around Oliver Townend's formidable lineup, we're unpacking everything you need to know. Tune in for our predictions, stats, and the thrilling dynamics shaping this year's competition. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧
25/03/24•36m 22s

Horse of a Lifetime: Ben Hobday

Next on our Horse of a Lifetime series is Ben Hobday, a name synonymous with courage, resilience, and an undeniable bond with his equine partners. From the touching story of Mr. Mulry, the V8 Supercob, who not only defied the odds but also captured the hearts of many, to Ben's personal journey through health challenges and his triumphant return to Badminton. Join us as we explore the tales of triumph, friendship, and the incredible journey of a lifetime with Ben Hobday and Mulry’s Error. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Guests: Ben Hobday has emerged as a formidable presence in the international eventing scene, earning acclaim for his resilience and competitive prowess. Notably, his early career achievements include winning the under-21 national championships and securing team gold and individual bronze at the Young Rider European Championships, laying a solid foundation for his professional journey. His battle with Illness and subsequent return to high-level competition, particularly with his beloved horse Mulrys Error, has inspired many within and beyond the equestrian community. Hobday's victory at the Magic Millions British Open Championship at Gatcombe in 2019, aboard Shadow Man II, and his significant contributions through his business, Shadow Sport Horse Ltd, underscore his influence in the sport and dedication to nurturing future talent​​​​​. Beyond the competition arena, Hobday has adeptly utilized social media to connect with a global audience, sharing his journey and insights into the equestrian world. Sponsors: We're delighted that Agria have come on board as partners of the 'Horse of a Lifetime' series on the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast in 2024. Established over 130 years ago, Agria have been at the heart of the insurance industry for many years but their recently launched Equine Lifetime Insurance has revolutionised the offering available.  Agria's commitment to equine welfare and desire to protect your partnership with your horse makes them the perfect partner as we look forward to reflecting with some of the greatest names in the sport, on their horses of a lifetime.  This podcast is supported by Agria, the company behind the UK's only lifetime equine insurance.  Their mission is to raise the bar on horses' lifelong wellbeing and they offer up to £10,000 of vet fee cover, year after year - for life!  Their Horse of a Lifetime campaign celebrates the horses who enrich our lives. To find out more search for Agria Horse of a Lifetime, where you can enter on the Agria website, or catch up with Agria Equine on Instagram and Facebook. For more information and to find out how the Agria team can support you visit Agria Pet Insurance. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria Försäkring.
25/03/24•36m 44s

Inside Kentucky: Building the #bestweekendallyear

Dive into the world of course design and building for the iconic Defender Kentucky with our first Inside Kentucky show of 2024. This show offers a glimpse behind the scenes with Derek di Grazia, Jay Hambly, Mick Costello, Tyson Rementer, and Levi Ryckewaert, the masterminds crafting the challenges and beauty of the Kentucky cross-country course. From the intricacies of terrain and the artistry of fence construction to the vital role of safety technologies and the meticulous preparation leading up to the event, join us as we explore the collaboration, creativity, and sheer hard work that goes into preparing for one of Eventing's most prestigious events. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Guests: Derek di Grazia: Derek, a competitor since 1968, began formally designing courses in 1986. In 2011, Derek embarked on his journey designing the LRK3DE course. Having won this competition in 1985, he brings a sense of understanding of the terrain. His course-building resume includes multiple distinguished courses including the Burghley Horse Trials and Tokyo Olympic course. Jay Hambly: Jay has held the title of course builder for such events as the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, 2013 Central American Games and the 2003 FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. Mick Costello: Mick started his work in course building when he was 13 years old. In 1969 he found himself working on a huge 3-day with a group of people he called “The Big Guys” which included Derek who at 14, helped Mick out during the last few weeks of that event. He moved to KY in 1998 where he started his work with the Kentucky Three-Day. Mick’s experience includes many great courses such as Fair Hill, Radnor and Pebble Beach in addition to the LRK3DE. Tyson Rementer: Tyson started building jumps at Pleasant Hollow Farms in Quakertown, PA. In exchange for lessons, board and entry fees, he would build jumps and other farm work including bailing hay, cleaning stalls, feeding and turnout. He settled into that role full-time in 2003. Levi Ryckewaert: Levi has eventing in his blood. Growing up in Belgium he worked on a horse farm where his father was a three-day eventer and organizer. Course building began for Levi in 1993 and in 1999 he moved to England to work on the Badminton Horse Trials. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
22/03/24•54m 23s

Wandin Park Preview

Join Nicole and special guest Sharon Ridgway for an exclusive look into the Horseland Wandin Park International Horse Trials. Discover top contenders like Sophia Hill and Humble Glory, alongside potential rising stars in this thrilling competition. Sharon brings her unparalleled expertise in Australian eventing to the table, to help you find ones to watch this weekend. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Guests: Sharron Ridgeway is a key figure in the Australian eventing scene, well-known for her deep understanding and contribution to the sport, especially in the sale and procurement of eventing horses. She operates Eventers.com.au, a specialized platform designed to facilitate the connection between riders and suitable event horses.  She advocates for selecting horses that are "serviceably sound" for their intended use, stressing the importance of a horse's pedigree, especially the preference for a high percentage of Thoroughbred lineage for upper-level competitors. Through her work, Sharron significantly impacts the Australian eventing community. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
20/03/24•32m 1s

Carolina Review Show

Relive the excitement of Carolina International with our review Show!  Hear about Liz Halliday's triumphant weekend, leading from start to finish with Miks Master C, and the impressive performances from up-and-coming stars. Dive into expert analysis, and behind-the-scenes stories all wrapped up in this recap. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Guests: Holly Hudspeth is a lifelong equestrian who has made a career in the sport of eventing. Holly’s wealth of competition experience and expertise in coaching some of the highest-ranking Young Riders and Amateurs have made her one of the most popular trainers and clinicians in the US. Based in North Carolina, Holly spends most of her time coaching and helping develop both horses and riders. She has also become a live stream commentator. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
18/03/24•26m 52s

Eventing Podcast Classics: The Story Of...Atlanta 1996

We thought we would keep the Olympic spirit high this week by re-releasing our first-ever Olympic documentary show. This show inspired our new Olympic series, so we felt it was the perfect time to relive the 'The Story Of...Atlanta'. Looking back at an Olympic Games that was in the spotlight for Eventing.  Difficult conditions, extensive research and a format change, we talked to some of those who were there. Special guests include Hugh Thomas, Dr David Marlin, Kate Green, Wendy Schaeffer Macdonald and Blyth Tait. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
15/03/24•2h 2m

Carolina Preview Show

Get the inside scoop from Will Faudree on his horses this weekend, along with Holly Hudspeth and Nicole who dissect the competitive landscape, highlighting Will Coleman's quest for a fourth consecutive win, and Liz Halliday's formidable entries, which stand a significant chance of dominating the event. Dive into predictions, the potential impacts on Olympic selections, and exclusive insights into the course challenges set by legendary designer Ian Stark.  🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Guests: Will Faudree is recognized for his extensive achievements in three-day eventing, riding multiple horses besides Antigua. His accomplishments include competing at top international levels, achieving clear rounds at significant events like Kentucky, and contributing to team medals at championships.  Holly Hudspeth is a lifelong equestrian who has made a career in the sport of eventing. Holly’s wealth of competition experience and expertise in coaching some of the highest-ranking Young Riders and Amateurs have made her one of the most popular trainers and clinicians in the US. Based in North Carolina, Holly spends most of her time coaching and helping develop both horses and riders. She has also become a live stream commentator. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
13/03/24•37m 12s

Olympics Special: Sydney Part 2

As promised here is your part 2 featuring:  Insights from Mike Etherington-Smith, the mastermind behind the cross-country courses at the Sydney Olympic Games. He offers a riveting behind-the-scenes look into the monumental task of transforming a neglected piece of land, riddled with challenges, into a world-class equestrian venue. We also hear from Andrew Hoy, who recounts his experience at his home Olympics in Sydney, winning team gold and individual silver in his 5th Olympics. He reflects on how the Sydney Games compared to his other Olympic experiences and what it was like riding in 2 separate competitions for the team and individual medals. If you haven't already check out part 1 featuring: Jean Mitchell shares her journey and the evolution of eventing. Her insights as a member of the Ground Jury provide a unique perspective on the Sydney Games' success in capturing the spirit of the Olympics.  Kate Green brings to life the electric atmosphere of Sydney, painting a vivid picture of a nation where sport is revered, and the Olympics are a pinnacle of achievement. Her recounting of the logistical challenges and the triumphs of reporting in the early days of the Internet adds a layer of authenticity and nostalgia to our understanding of the 2000 Games.  Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
11/03/24•1h 36m

Olympics Special: Sydney Part 1

We are thrilled to introduce our Olympic Special documentary series to celebrate the Olympic year. This series takes you on a journey through the history and evolution of the Olympic Games, spotlighting the monumental achievements and the intimate, behind-the-scenes stories that have shaped the world's premier sporting event. Our first episode takes us back to the iconic Sydney Olympics of 2000, a celebration of sporting excellence that set a new benchmark for Olympic hospitality and organization. We have exclusive interviews with Jean Mitchell, an influential figure in Irish eventing and member of the Ground Jury at the Sydney Games, and Kate Green, a Journalist who covered five Olympic Games, Mike Etherington-Smith, the mastermind behind the cross-country courses at the Sydney Olympic Games and Andrew Hoy who won Team Gold and Individual Silver at his home games. Of course, we chatted a lot and couldn't keep it to one show so this is part 1 featuring:  Jean Mitchell shares her journey and the evolution of eventing. Her insights as a member of the Ground Jury provide a unique perspective on the Sydney Games' success in capturing the spirit of the Olympics.  Kate Green brings to life the electric atmosphere of Sydney, painting a vivid picture of a nation where sport is revered, and the Olympics are a pinnacle of achievement. Her recounting of the logistical challenges and the triumphs of reporting in the early days of the Internet adds a layer of authenticity and nostalgia to our understanding of the 2000 Games.  Part 2 is just 1 click away! Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
11/03/24•1h 5m

Grassroots Show: Maximising Marks

Elevate your Dressage game with insights from our latest Grassroots Show: Maximising Marks featuring expert advice from dressage judge Mark Ruddock. Discover essential strategies to enhance your dressage performance, understand the marking system, and learn the secrets to perfecting your test. Mark shares invaluable tips on achieving harmony and the importance of presentation, aiming to help riders secure every possible mark in their tests. Guests: Mark Ruddock, recently elected Chairperson of Dressage Ireland, is a respected figure within the equestrian community, both in Ireland and the UK. Based in Co Wexford, his election to this pivotal role comes with the commitment to continue the advancement of dressage in Ireland, building on the foundation laid by his predecessors. With an extensive background as a list one judge for Dressage Ireland and British Dressage, Mark brings a wealth of experience to the position. His dedication to the sport is evident not only through his judging credentials but also in his role as a coach, where he guides riders from Pony Club level up to high performance in dressage and eventing​. In addition to his administrative and coaching roles, Ruddock is actively involved in promoting the sport through innovative means, such as overseeing virtual dressage competitions. These events, appreciated for their accessibility and engagement, highlight his forward-thinking approach to fostering the dressage community. His vision for Dressage Ireland includes a focus on membership feedback for strategic planning, closer cooperation with Para Equestrian Ireland, and seeking beneficial engagements with Horse Sport Ireland for the betterment of high-performance teams and individual riders. Sponsor: This show is very kindly supported by Foran Equine. For more than 45 years, Foran Equine has been applying its science for your success. Their equine health and performance products are available in over 50 countries worldwide. They apply leading scientific research and the experience of their multi-disciplinary team including veterinary surgeons, chemists, and equine nutritionists to develop high-performance supplements. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
08/03/24•33m 1s

British Eventing Show: Youth Special & Arena Eventing Champs Review

🎙️ New Episode Alert on the British Eventing Show! 🎙️ Nicole chats to Sophia Icke, the winner of the Bates Saddles Arena Eventing 90cm Championships, about her win and we have an update on Grassroots Superstar Think Tank Think. Also, catch up with Wendy Berry, the Youth Regional Coordinator for the South East, to hear about how to get involved in the exciting youth opportunities at British Eventing and how it can help a young rider's career. With the excitement of the first year of the Youth Forum, Abi Stuart shares her inspiring journey from Pony Club to why she is now part of the British Eventing National Youth Forum. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
06/03/24•38m 58s

Conceal Grand-Prix Eventing Showcase Review

This weekend's Conceal Grand-Prix Eventing Showcase brought fierce competition among the top horse and rider combinations in the U.S., setting the stage for a thrilling spring season. Will Coleman and Liz Halliday's showdown was a highlight, with Will clinching victory. Dive into key insights, behind-the-scenes moments, and a look ahead at what this means for the Olympic year. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
04/03/24•36m 14s

When Nicole Met... Joseph Murphy

Join us on a compelling journey in our latest episode of "When Nicole Met" featuring the remarkable story of Joseph Murphy, an Irish Olympian whose life took an extraordinary turn from football fields to the pinnacle of equestrian sport. Discover how Joseph and his brother, fueled by sheer determination and a passion for horses, embarked on a late but meteoric rise in eventing, challenging norms, and redefining their destinies. From humble beginnings to chasing Olympic dreams, Joseph's story is a testament to the power of resilience, hard work, and the unbreakable bond with his equine partners. Guests: Joseph Murphy, celebrated as one of Ireland's premier event riders, has a career rich with accomplishments and a reputation for his effortless cross-country style. Hailing from Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Murphy's initial foray into sports leaned towards Gaelic football, reflecting his family's strong sporting lineage. However, his equestrian journey began in earnest with his brother Ciaran, transitioning from local hunts to the broader eventing scene under the guidance of Danish event rider Dot Love. This early exposure laid the foundation for a career that saw Murphy ascend to the pinnacle of eventing, representing Ireland at the highest levels, including the Olympics, World, and European Championships, and consistently being named Eventing Ireland’s leading rider from 2012 to 2017​​​​​. Now operating from Co Down in Northern Ireland, Murphy oversees a professional event yard, nurturing talent across a spectrum from pre-novice to advanced-level horses. Beyond competing, he extends his expertise as a Horse Sport Ireland Level 2 Coach, educating riders and horses alike across Ireland, the UK, and the USA. His significant achievements, such as his clear rounds at the London 2012 Olympics with Electric Cruise and his shortlist for Rio 2016, underscore his central role in Irish eventing on a global scale.  Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Tom Crisp When Nicole Met... Jonty Evans EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
01/03/24•46m 39s

Conceal Grand-Prix Eventing Showcase

We have our first preview show of 2024! With exclusive insights from Joanie Morris, the Event Director, we dive into the excitement, electrifying atmosphere of Aiken, and the stellar performances that make this event a highlight of the eventing calendar. Nicole and Diarm also dissect the key contenders, the Chin Tonic HS vs Miks Master C battle, and predict their podiums for the Conceal Grand-Prix Eventing Showcase presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services. More about the event: An Eventing Showcase is a spectator-friendly, condensed version of the traditional sport of Three-Day Eventing. This is an invitational event for some of the best Eventers in the world.  Click here to find out more and to buy tickets: https://aikenhorsepark.org/eventing EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
28/02/24•59m 53s

Horse of a Lifetime: Lucinda Green

Lucinda Green, a legend in the equestrian world, renowned for her six Badminton wins on six different horses but who is her horse of a lifetime? 🐴 Discover how a lazy little pony, a Christmas gift when Lucinda was just eight, taught her invaluable lessons about timing, encouragement, and the profound bond between horse and rider. Jupiter may not have been the obvious choice amidst her celebrated champions, but the lessons he imparted proved crucial for Lucinda's incredible success. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Guests: Lucinda Green is a revered figure in the world of eventing, celebrated for her unmatched record of six victories at the Badminton Horse Trials on six different horses. Her illustrious career is also highlighted by a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and a gold at the 1982 World Championships, alongside multiple European Championships medals, establishing her as one of the sport's greatest competitors.  Beyond her competitive achievements, Lucinda is highly regarded for her contributions to the sport through coaching, education, and commentary. She is passionate about teaching the next generation of riders, focusing on the principles of horsemanship, trust, and respect between horse and rider.     Sponsors: We're delighted that Agria have come on board as partners of the 'Horse of a Lifetime' series on the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast in 2024. Established over 130 years ago, Agria have been at the heart of the insurance industry for many years but their recently launched Equine Lifetime Insurance has revolutionised the offering available.  Agria's commitment to equine welfare and desire to protect your partnership with your horse makes them the perfect partner as we look forward to reflecting with some of the greatest names in the sport, on their horses of a lifetime.   This podcast is supported by Agria, the company behind the UK's only lifetime equine insurance.  Their mission is to raise the bar on horses' lifelong wellbeing and they offer up to £10,000 of vet fee cover, year after year - for life!   Their Horse of a Lifetime campaign celebrates the horses who enrich our lives. To find out more search for Agria Horse of a Lifetime, where you can enter on the Agria website, or catch up with Agria Equine on Instagram and Facebook. For more information and to find out how the Agria team can support you visit Agria Pet Insurance.   Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria Försäkring.  
26/02/24•36m 10s

Red Mills Special: Sam & Sparks' Championship Stories

🎉 Dive into the extraordinary journey of Sam & Sparks Watson From the thrill of the Olympic Games to the camaraderie of World Championships, this power couple shares their unforgettable experiences across 10 championships together. 🌍🏆 Listen as they reveal how their unique partnership, both on and off the field, has navigated the highs and lows of competitive eventing, showcasing the strength, dedication, and love that makes them a formidable team. ❤️ Tune in to discover how Sam & Sparks have transformed challenges into cherished memories. Don't miss this inspiring episode that celebrates their journey, their achievements, and the unbreakable bond they share.  🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
23/02/24•1h 5m

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter Q

We are onto the letter Q. Diarm, Nicole, Rosie, and Ruairi are here answering all things Q. Discussing the nuances of quinoa, quirky allergies, and in true Alphabetti style a few rabbit holes later this show should put a smile on your face. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
21/02/24•1h 5m

Grassroots Show: Mind Over Matter

Feeling the pre-season jitters? 🦋 You're not alone! Nicky Pennie, an empowerment coach, shares invaluable insights on overcoming nerves and enjoying the ride. Whether it's dealing with competition anxiety or finding your confidence after a fall, Nicky has got you covered. If you want to listen to the previous podcast Nicky has done on the Grassroots show hit the link here. Nicky is also offering our listeners 25% off the Supercharge Your Riding Masterclass! If you are interested in enhancing your riding mindset you can use the code ER25 to get 25% off. Guests: Nicky Pennie is an empowerment coach dedicated to helping people live life on their terms, free from the exhaustion of constant ambition. With a focus on creating a fulfilling life without the need for a break, she emphasizes inner happiness, peace, and fulfillment over external achievements. Nicky's approach is rooted in her own journey of self-discovery, moving from corporate exhaustion to personal peace, and she aims to empower people to find balance, growth, and peace within themselves. Her values center on the importance of inner peace, personal growth, and life balance for true success and fulfillment. If you want to learn more about Nicky's work click here. You can also find her on Instagram here. Sponsor: This show is very kindly supported by Foran Equine. For more than 45 years, Foran Equine has been applying its science for your success. Their equine health and performance products are available in over 50 countries worldwide. They apply leading scientific research and the experience of their multi-disciplinary team including veterinary surgeons, chemists, and equine nutritionists to develop high-performance supplements. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
19/02/24•49m 48s

Hold Box: Joint Injections

Spike is back with Chris Elliott, diving deep into joint injections, their purpose in maintaining competition horses and exploring the cutting-edge treatments available.  Discover the intricacies of joint disease, the importance of accurate diagnosis, and the variety of modern treatments aimed at keeping our equine athletes performing at their best. Join us as we unravel the science and strategy behind joint injections and performance management in the competitive horse world. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Guests: Dr. Christopher Elliott was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, and graduated from the University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Science in 2007 with First-class Honors. Since then, he has become board-certified in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has experience working at FEI equestrian events in more than 20 countries. As well as being a FEI Vet, he  has been a Private Athlete Veterinarian, Team Veterinarian, Permitted Treating Veterinarian, and Official Veterinarian. Dr. Elliott is currently the Veterinary Services Manager for FEI Competition at Wellington International for the 2023 Winter Equestrian Festival. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
16/02/24•1h 8m

Riders to Watch 2024

On the day of love, we wanted to give you a show that we all really love! The Riders to Watch in 2024 is here where Nicole, Sam, and Diarm pick their Olympic Champion, a rider to win a 5-star who hasn't before, and their young gun.🏆 Tune in as we put our insights on the line, share exclusive analysis, and maybe, just maybe, help you spot the next big winner. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Equilume, who are world leaders in the development of performance lighting for horses. Their products maximise fertility, performance and well-being, helping horses become healthier from the inside out.  To find out more, visit their website at www.equilume.com. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
14/02/24•1h 23m

RED MILLS Feed Room Classics: Feeding your new horse

Today we head back to January 2023 when Spike the Vet was joined by Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, to discuss the best way to feed a new horse you have just purchased. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
12/02/24•15m 31s

Ask Sam Anything #4: Who Is The Greatest Event Horse?

Sam is back with Rosie for another Ask Sam Anything.  This time he will answer "Who is the Greatest Event Horse?" A tough question with the current plethora of amazing horses and the superstars from the past. Who would you pick as your superstar? If you have a question for Sam we would love to hear from you, send them in via social media or Discord. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
09/02/24•8m 51s

Horses to Watch 2024

This show is all about the thrill and anticipation of the season ahead.  It's where predictions meet passion. Nicole, Sam, Diarm, and Spike delved deep, analyzing and debating the top contenders to watch this year. 🏆 But it's more than just naming names. It's about the stories behind these horses, the strategy in selecting them, and the sheer excitement of what lies ahead. Tune in as we put our insights on the line, share exclusive analysis, and maybe, just maybe, help you spot the next big winner. 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Equilume, who are world leaders in the development of performance lighting for horses. Their products maximise fertility, performance and well-being, helping horses become healthier from the inside out.  To find out more, visit their website at www.equilume.com. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
07/02/24•1h 19m

British Eventing Show: Looking forward to 2024

🎙️ New Episode Alert on the British Eventing Show! Join Nicole as she dives into the 2024 season, featuring the remarkable journeys of Bubby Upton and young star Ollie Rowlands. 🌟 Under-25 National Champion, Bubby Upton, recounts her challenging journey from a life-changing accident to an inspirational return to the saddle. Delve into Bubby's intense rehabilitation, her emotional first ride post-recovery, and her strategy for the upcoming eventing season. Also, catch up with the talented 13-year-old Ollie Rowlands, last year's winner of the British Eventing Newcomers League. Hear about his exciting start in eventing and his ambitious goals for 2024.  Special thanks to the British Eventing Support Trust for their incredible support to members, including mental health resources and upcoming charity events. Guests: Bubby Upton's key achievements: European Junior Champion: Bubby became the European Junior Champion at the 2017 Junior and Young Rider European Eventing Championships held in Millstreet, Ireland. She won the individual gold medal and team silver for Britain. Success at the Pony European Championships: Bubby first competed on a British team at the Pony European Championships in 2014, where she earned team and individual silver medals. Performance at Junior European Championships: At the Junior European Championships, she rode Eros DHI, winning team bronze in 2016 and individual gold and team silver in 2017. Achievements at Young Rider Europeans: Competing at the Young Rider Europeans in 2018 and 2019 on Cola, Bubby won individual silver and team gold in her second year at this level. Under-25 CCI4*-L Champion: In 2021, she won the under-25 CCI4*-L at Bicton Horse Trials riding Cannavaro and again in 2023 on Magic Roundabout. Britannia Trophy Winner 2023: She was awarded the Britannia Trophy in 2023 for being the British rider with the most wins at CCI4* level without having represented Britain at a Championships. Joint Winner of the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award: In 2022, she was a joint winner of the Animalintex Leading Rider Award. Ollie Rowlands is just 13 years old and has already won the British Eventing Newcomers League and has his eyes set on a Pony European Championship in the future. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
05/02/24•30m 47s

When Nicole Met...Tom Crisp

We have the first When Nicole Met of 2024 and we are starting with a bang! 💥 Tom Crisp shares his inspiring journey of this internet sensation and renowned rider.  From his philosophy in horse training to his silver medal victory at the Young Rider European Championships, Tom shares invaluable insights from his career so far. Join us as we explore his highs, personal life, and future aspirations. It's an episode filled with dedication, resilience, and passion for the sport.  🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
02/02/24•41m 9s

EquiRatings Special: Horse Sales

📧 Email us now to find your next superstar: rozzie@equiratings.com, sales@equiratings.com  📧 Or hit the link to learn more➡️ https://equiratings.info/horsesales Join Sam, Diarm, and Nicole as they explore the groundbreaking approach of EquiRatings to horse sales.🚀 In this episode, we delve into how EquiRatings is changing the game in horse acquisition, much like the ‘Moneyball’ approach transformed baseball.⚾  Discover how data and evidence are key factors in making informed, successful choices in selecting your next equestrian superstar.🌟 🎧Listen for free across all podcast platforms.🎧 EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
31/01/24•42m 48s

Horse of a Lifetime: Ros Canter

Join us for an intimate look into the life of Ros Canter and the horse that helped define her career, Allstar B. Discover how Albie not only transformed Ros's career but also profoundly impacted her life. From their very first encounter to their shared successes and challenges, this episode is a tribute to the incredible bond between a rider and her horse. This episode is a must-listen for equestrian enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates the profound connections we can have with animals. We're delighted that Agria have come on board as partners of the 'Horse of a Lifetime' series on the EquiRatings Eventing Podcast in 2024. Established over 130 years ago, Agria have been at the heart of the insurance industry for many years but their recently launched Equine Lifetime Insurance has revolutionised the offering available.  Agria's commitment to equine welfare and desire to protect your partnership with your horse makes them the perfect partner as we look forward to reflecting with some of the greatest names in the sport, on their horses of a lifetime.   This podcast is supported by Agria, the company behind the UK's only lifetime equine insurance.  Their mission is to raise the bar on horses' lifelong wellbeing and they offer up to £10,000 of vet fee cover, year after year - for life!   Their Horse of a Lifetime campaign celebrates the horses who enrich our lives. To find out more search for Agria Horse of a Lifetime, where you can enter on the Agria website, or catch up with Agria Equine on Instagram and Facebook. For more information and to find out how the Agria team can support you visit Agria Pet Insurance.   Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria FÜrsäkring.  
29/01/24•1h 10m

Eventing Podcast Classics: USEA Fitness Tips for Riders

If you are getting fit in the new year this one is for you. Today we go to an episode from the USEA Podcast as Nicole Brown and Tony Sandoval from Coach Sando Training talk about how riders can make their own conditioning, in addition to their horses, a priority. From "proper core engagement" to "box breathing," the tips and techniques they discuss will improve your time in the saddle and beyond.  Subscribe to the USEA Official Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, PodBean, or Stitcher. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
26/01/24•49m 43s

Fancy working for EquiRatings?

Fancy joining the EquiRatings team? EquiRatings are hiring and Nicole and Diarm are here to chat through what we're looking for.   Are you a hands-on creator, a doer who thrives in a dynamic environment? EquiRatings is looking for someone like you! From helping us to tell the story of some of the biggest events in the world, flexing your creative muscles on a wide range of digital products, plus expanding our digital footprint via social media, this is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a close-knit team at the heart of equestrian sport. Want to find out more? Hit the link below for everything you need to know and how to apply:  https://news.equiratings.com/stories/join-the-equiratings-team
25/01/24•35m 0s

From Horseware to Horsepal

Sam talks to world-renowned entrepreneur Tom MacGuinness, founder of Horseware, about his latest project and innovation, Horsepal. They discuss starting a business in the 1980s and how many of the same principles apply to solving problems for horse owners in the 2020s. Horsepal is a technology monitoring system that can help manage horse health and horse performance through heart rate monitoring. If you want to find out more hit the links below: https://horsepal.com/  https://youtu.be/wWWqlgWvZQE?si=E141ROQPe_Hh6tKc Guests: Tom is a successful entrepreneur born in Ireland. In 1979 he took over the management of the family equestrian center and when he discovered the business was not scaleable he created Horseware in 1985. Over the years, Horseware and Tom have won numerous awards for business, innovation, and product excellence. In 2002 he was awarded The Ernst and Young Irish Industrial Entrepreneur of the Year. He has now created Horsepal an app made to help manage your yard and training by measuring each horse's heart rate. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
24/01/24•49m 25s

The Zebra Show #14: Lucinda & Lissa Green presenting Amerigo

Nicole catches up with the amazing mother-daughter duo of Lucinda and Lissa Green to hear about how Lissa started her eventing career, how they work as a team, and the incredible story of one special horse called GO ON BIATS. If you would like to listen to the shows mentioned in this episode hit the links below: Red Mills Special: The Lissa Green Interview The Zebra Show #11: The Zebra Products Story The Zebra Show #2: Amerigo Guests: Lucinda Green was World Champion in 1982 and twice European Champion (1975–77). She also won World Team Gold (1982), three European team golds (1977, 1985, 1987), and an Olympic silver medal in the team event in 1984. Between 1973 and 1984, she won Badminton six times on six different horses. She also won Burghley in 1977 and 1981. In 2020, she launched The Lucinda Green XC Academy to help people with their XC riding. Lissa Green is an International Event Rider who rides under the Australian flag but is based in the UK. She is very talented at producing horses up through the levels and was long-listed for the 2022 World Championships. She now has her eyes set on an Olympic call-up. Sponsors: This episode is kindly supported by Zebra Products. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to find out about more fantastic zebra products have a listen to some of our previous Zebra shows. The Zebra Show #5: Alogo Move Pro The Zebra Show #1: Veredus Presenting Andrew Nicholson  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
22/01/24•59m 58s

Grassroots Show: Balancing Boots & Briefcases- Winter Survival Tips for the Busy Grassroots Event Rider

Winter is a hard time for everyone, especially Grassroots riders who are also juggling life, work, and horses with limited light time and energy.  Rosie, Nicole, and Sam are sharing their top tips to tackle winter and they discuss some of the great winter hacks sent in from you guys on how to make this time of year easier. Sponsor: This show is very kindly supported by Foran Equine. For more than 45 years, Foran Equine has been applying its science for your success. Their equine health and performance products are available in over 50 countries worldwide. They apply leading scientific research and the experience of their multi-disciplinary team including veterinary surgeons, chemists, and equine nutritionists to develop high-performance supplements. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
19/01/24•41m 52s

Eventing Podcast Classics: When Nicole Met Piggy

Today we head back to one of our most popular shows first released in July 2020. Nicole talks to Piggy March about career highs & lows, the Badminton win & the party that followed. As always Piggy is candid, honest & so relatable. This one is a must listen show, enjoy. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
17/01/24•1h 14m

Cooley Farm: 100 Wins & Counting...

Cooley Farm now has over 100 international wins! They have taken the top spot at multiple high-profile events like Kentucky, Aachen, and Le Lion d'Angers. Richard & Georgie Sheane, the masterminds behind the Cooley Horses, join Nicole to talk through some of these wins and how they have been celebrating. If you want to listen to the episode mentioned in the podcast click the link below: Red Mills Special: Cooley Farm Guests: Richard and Georgina started Cooley Farm in 2004 sourcing, producing, and selling top-quality horses. Since then many of the world’s best riders and owners have become regular clients.  Cooley Farm runs its business in Glenealy producing select young jumpers and eventers. Richard attends all the major jumper shows, events and sales throughout Ireland identifying talented young horses and following the progress of proven campaigners. Throughout his years in the industry, Richard has developed unrivaled connections that allow him to source horses from all over the world. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
15/01/24•41m 23s

Hall of Fame #9: Blyth Tait

We are back with another Hall of Fame and this time we have the wonderful Blyth Tait. He chats through his move to the UK, his international success, and how the sport has changed. Guests: Blyth competed in four Olympics and has won four medals. His first international success was at the 1990 WEG in Stockholm when he won Gold in both the individual and team events on Messiah. At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, he won the individual Bronze and Silver in the team event. In the 1996 Olympics, he won Gold in the individual and Bronze in the Team event. He later repeated his World Championships double Gold in 1998 with Ready Teddy.  He has also won Burghley on 2 occasions in 1998 and 2001. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
12/01/24•51m 39s

The British Eventing Show #16: A vision for BE with Rosie Williams

The new CEO of British Eventing, Rosie Williams, joins Nicole to talk through her life before BE, how she has felt joining the team and her vision for the future of the sport. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Guests: Rosie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from decades in the sports industry. Rosie’s first national governing body role was as National Sports Manager for the Australian Equestrian Federation, a role which gave her a real appreciation for equestrian sport.  Most of her career has been spent in the sport of Rugby. Rosie spent 10 years as CEO of the Rugby Football Union for Women in England and was awarded an OBE for her contribution to Rugby. She has had a passion for equestrian sports throughout her life, growing up in New South Wales, Australia, she competed in several equestrian disciplines including eventing, show jumping, dressage, and polocrosse. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
10/01/24•41m 57s

Ask Sam Anything #3: Why Are There Less Horses At 5* Now?

Sam is back with Rosie for another Ask Sam Anything.  This time he will answer "Why are fewer horses competing at 5* now than before?" If you have a question for Sam we would love to hear from you, send them in via social media or Discord. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
08/01/24•11m 55s

RED MILLS Feed Room Classics: Common Feeding Conundrums

As we start to get our horses ready for the season we thought we would take you back to February 2022 to answer some of your feeding questions. Are you wondering what to feed your horse that has just come back into work? Is your horse a hot/lively horse? Our own Spike the Vet and Connolly's RED MILLS' Nia O'Malley have the answers, as they guide you through different nutritional scenarios to ensure your horse is in tip-top condition. If you are interested in any of the products mentioned in this show please click on the links below: Horse Care Ultra Cubes Horse Care 10/14 Cubes Horse Care 10/14 Mix PerformaCare Balancer Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
05/01/24•20m 53s

Eventing Podcast Classics: Hall of Fame #3 Mary King

In today's classics episode, Nicole & Catherine talk to one of the most popular riders in Eventing, Mary King. Hear about how she started her career, her top horses and what it is like watching her daughter, Emily, compete at the top level. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
03/01/24•55m 53s

Setting up for Success in 2024

Nicole, Sam and Diarm are here with some top tips on how to get yourself ready for 2024. From sleep to sugar, they cover everything from nutrition to life structure to help you step into the new year with good habits. But don't forget to make sure you have everything in balance! If you want to listen to any of the shows mentioned in the show click on the links below: New Year, New Targets USEA Podcast #332: Fitness Tips for Riders EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
01/01/24•39m 10s

When Nicole Met...The best of 2023

We have had some amazing guests on the show this year so we thought we would revisit some of the highlights from our guests in 2023. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  If you want to listen to any of the When Nicole Met in 2023 hit the links below: When Nicole Met... Ben and Sarah Way When Nicole Met... Saffron Cresswell When Nicole Met... Giovanni When Nicole Met... Tom Jackson When Nicole Met... Ellie & Finn Healy When Nicole Met... Bedmax When Nicole Met... Lizzie Baugh When Nicole Met... Gubby Leech When Nicole Met... Julia Norman When Nicole Met...Caroline Pamukcu When Nicole Met... Kylie Roddy When Nicole Met... Jonty Evans Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
31/12/23•1h 12m

The Greatest Moments of 2023

What a year 2023 has been, so many highs throughout the eventing world. Nicole, Sam and Diarm look back on the year and relive some of the key moments before we head into 2024. We also hear the greatest moments from the rest of the podcast team, riders and some of you lovely listeners.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  If you want to listen to the episode mentioned in the show hit the link below: Red Mills Special: Austin O'Connor EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
29/12/23•52m 51s

Alphabetti Spaghetti: 2023 Best Bits

As we come to the end of the year we thought we would take a look back at some of the best bits from Alphabetti Spaghetti 2023. So sit back, grab yourself a drink and enjoy. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
27/12/23•51m 14s

Christmas Morning with Nicole and Diarm

The big day is finally here! Diarm and Nicole check in to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Christmas jokes and quizzes to get you through any Christmas chores. Thank you for all the support this year, and we wish you all a brilliant festive season. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
25/12/23•24m 4s

The 2023 Christmas Party

Grab yourself a drink and relax as it's Christmas Quiz time! Diarm is back with one of his legendary quizzes as Nicole, Sam, Rosie, Spike and Catherine battle it out to be the 2023 Champion.   Listen for free across all podcast platforms Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
22/12/23•54m 46s

Grassroots Show: Riding at University in the UK

Imagine having just 7 minutes and 2 warm-up jumps to get ready to compete on a horse you have only just sat on. Welcome to riding at university in the UK!  With unique styles of competitions and a great social life university riding can be a great way of getting into or keeping up with a sport that you love. Many people find the juggle between riding and university a difficult one, so we have 3 guests to chat through their memories of riding at uni, how to get involved with riding at uni and the types of competitions. Guests: Libby Seed is a 5 event rider working in the medical industry. She rode at the 5-star level while at uni and also competed as part of the Exeter BUCS team and GB Student Riders. She has travelled all around Europe as part of GB student riders and competed in multiple World Championships. Sophie Hall is a Model, Content Creator and Grassroots eventer who was also part of BUCS and GB Student Riders. Like Libby, she has travelled around Europe as part of GB student riders and competed in many World Championships. She now manages the GB Student Riders teams. Sophie Davidson is the BUCS Equestrian Captain at Liverpool University and has competed in multiple BUCS competitions throughout her time at Liverpool. The training and competitions have allowed her to progress her riding rapidly while finding a group of like-minded people to talk all things horses. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
20/12/23•35m 57s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: Christmas Special 2023

Diarm is here to bring you an Alphabetti Spaghetti Christmas Special with Nicole, Rosie and a podcast debutant Ruairi Geoghegan, the COO of EquiRatings, to hear about their Christmas traditions and special Christmas drinks. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
18/12/23•45m 27s

#ERHOTY23: What It Means to Win

Colorado Blue is your ERHOTY 2023 winner! What a year he has had with two top 3 finishes at 5 star including winning Maryland. Austin O'Connor is back on the show to tell us what it means to him and his team to win ERHOTY 2023. If you want to listen to the two previous shows we have done with Austin hit the links below: Red Mills Special: Austin O'Connor Red Mills Special: Austin O'Connor Post Maryland EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
15/12/23•13m 20s

When Nicole Met... Jonty Evans

From the start of his riding journey on 2 cheeky ponies, Rosie and Posy, going to an Olympics and then a life-changing fall, Jonty Evans has been through it all. He joins Nicole to chat through his eventing journey, his wonder horse Cooley Rorkes Drift and his Paris Paralympic hopes. Listen for free on all podcast platforms. Guests: Jonty has been competing internationally for Ireland for more than twenty years.  In 2015, he helped lead the Irish team to the nation's first-ever Irish FEI Eventing Nations' Cup victory in the Boekelo Nations' Cup. In 2016, he went to the Rio Olympics with Cooley Rorkes Drift to finish 9th individually.  In 2017 the owner of Cooley Rorkes Drift (Art) decided to sell him so Jonty set up a crowdfunding initiative to buy him. It was a massive success and Jonty bought Cooley Rorkes Drift with the help of crowdfunding. On 3 June 2018, during the cross-country at Tattersalls, he suffered a serious brain injury from a fall and has had to learn to walk and talk again. He now has his sights set on competing at the Paris Paralympics. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
13/12/23•35m 59s

Ask Sam Anything #2: How Riders Use Metrics

Sam is back with Rosie for another Ask Sam Anything.  This time he will be answering a question put forward by Jordan: "What data has been most helpful to you in improving your own performance as a rider and are more riders looking at their own metrics?" If you have a question for Sam we would love to hear from you, send them in via social media or Discord. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
11/12/23•10m 16s

A Cup of Tea with...Helen Bates

Helen Bates joined the 5-star club after completing Pau 2023 on her ride Carpe Diem. She joins Nicole to chat through her first 5-star and how her eventing journey began.  Guest: Helen Bates completed her first 5-star at Pau 2023 on Carpe Diem, which she has produced herself up through the levels. She has had multiple top-20 finishes at the 4* level along with producing lots of young horses up through the levels. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by NAF.  30 years ago they launched the first nutraceutical for horses into the UK market, and we have continued to lead the way in developing effective products ever since. Using proven ingredients found in nature and creating unique effective formulations, they pride themselves on their unparalleled commitment to quality and clean sport.  If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
08/12/23•26m 34s

2023 Predictions: 2023 Results Show

So how did we do? Nicole, Diarm, Sam and Spike take a look back at our 2023 predictions from February to see what we got right and wrong from the year. Who do you think will come out with the most points? Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to check out the show mentioned on the show hit the link below: Equilume Special: Shenae Lowings EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
06/12/23•59m 11s

The Overview Show #16: The Gold Medal Landscape

The Overview Show is back! Sam, Diarm and Nicole take a look at who they would pick for the British, German and US teams to go to Paris and what we could expect to see in Paris 2024. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
04/12/23•57m 5s

#ERHOTY23: The Draw

Nicole and Diarm have put their glad rags on and have the important job of the #ERHOTY23 draw. There are some seriously hard pairings for you to decide between! Head to https://news.equiratings.com/ to vote for your favourites. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
01/12/23•18m 34s

#ERHOTY23: The Contenders

The moment we have all been waiting for, ERHOTY is back! Nicole, Diarm and Sam put forward their contenders for #ERHOTY23 and make early calls about who they think will win this year's competition. Do you agree with the team's choices? Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
01/12/23•56m 22s

Grassroots Show: The Year in Numbers

We are coming to the end of the year and as always we look back at the Grassroots season across the UK, Ireland and the US. Sam Watson joins Rosie to pick out some key performances and sats from 2023. There are some serious benchmarks for next year! EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
29/11/23•37m 26s

Red Mills Special: Austin O'Connor Post Maryland

After his amazing victory at Maryland Austin O'Connor joins Nicole to relive the 5 Star win and chat through why they chose to go to the US. He also looks back at his Badminton success and what makes Colorado Blue so special. Guests: Austin O'Connor is an Irish Olympian who has had a very successful 5 Star campaign this year picking up 3rd place at Badminton and then rounding our the year with a win at Maryland. This was the first time in 58 years that an Irish rider had won a 5*. Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
27/11/23•35m 2s

Eventing Podcast Classics: USEA Special Diving Into the Strategy Behind Your Horse's Downtime

In today's classics, we bring you a show from the USEA Podcast. USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown sits down with eventing power couple Dom and Jimmie Schramm to discuss downtime strategy for your horse and the important components of when, where, how, and why. Plus, they chat about the importance of downtime for us as riders - something we don't always prioritize throughout the year! Subscribe to the USEA Official Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, PodBean, or Stitcher, or click below to listen in!
24/11/23•29m 47s

Ask Sam Anything #1: The Future of Breeding In Eventing

We have a brand new show for you! We all have so many questions for Sam Watson so we thought we would do a whole series asking Sam anything. You guys have sent in some questions and the first one he will answer is from Brittany asking "What are Sam's thoughts on breeding in the sport right now and is it on track?" If you have a question for Sam we would love to hear from you, send them in via social media or Discord. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
22/11/23•10m 13s

When Nicole Met... Kylie Roddy

Kylie Roddy joins Nicole to take us back through her fantastic top 5 finish at Pau this year, her exciting racing challenge and where her journey in eventing began. Guests: Kylie Roddy has come from a non-equestrian background and has had to make many challenging decisions to make it to the 5* level. She completed her first 5* at the age of 39 in 2021 and has since had four 5* completions. She has also recently taken part in a charity race for the British Horse Society and explains how her fitness and diet in preparation for the race has helped her eventing. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
20/11/23•43m 12s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter P

Alphabetti Spaghetti is back with all things P! Diarm Byrne, Ben Way, Matt Heath and Nicole Brown bring you all topics of discussion including moisturising injections, parenting advice and favourite pubs. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.    
17/11/23•54m 34s

Eventing Podcast Classics: Equilume Special Optimising Breeding

In today's Classics, we go back to December 2022 where Sam was joined by the head of Equine Science at University College Dublin, Dr Barbara Murphy, to explore how the science and technology behind Equilume lights can help you get the most from your breeding programme.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Equilume, who are world leaders in the development of performance lighting for horses. Their products maximise fertility, performance and well-being, helping horses become healthier from the inside out.  To find out more, visit their website at www.equilume.com. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
13/11/23•48m 33s

Grassroots Show: Season Round Up With Our Grassroots Riders

We are at the end of the season and have loved following our grassroots riders but this is the last time we will hear from them in 2023. Rosie catches up with Joss Stewardson, our British rider, Rolline O'Callaghan, our Irish rider, and Alice Chan, our rider from the US, to hear about the highs and lows of their 2023. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Guests: Rolline O'Callaghan has had a fantastic season and won the Eventing Ireland Equilume Power Average league as well as having unaffiliated success with her ex racehorse. Alice Chan has had a bit of a rollercoaster of a year with her mare who had some ulcers in the summer but has finished on a high, regained confidence, and placed 2nd at the Area 6 Reginal Training/ Novice Championships. Joss Stewardson has had his most enjoyable season to date having had a team top 10 finish at the British Riding Club Championship run as a 3DE with roads and tracks. He has also made great progress with his ex-racer. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
10/11/23•54m 10s

When Nicole Met...Caroline Pamukcu

Your Pan American Games Individual Gold Medalist, Caroline Pamukcu, joins Nicole to talk through the whole games from the build-up right the way to the individual medal. She also gives us an insight into her set-up and some of the sacrifices she has made to get this far. Guests: Caroline Pamukcu is not only the Individual Gold Medalist from the Pan American Games 2023 but she is also the rider with the most number of international wins in 2023. She moved to England for 6 months in 2022 to base herself with Pippa Funnell for training and throughout the years has moved up through the US young rider and development ranks. Sponsors: This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle  EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.  
08/11/23•43m 4s

Inside Maryland 2023 #6: Mia Farley

Nicole catches up with 5* first-timer Mia Farley to hear all about her top 5 finish at Maryland and her journey with her ride Phelps. If you want to hear any of our other Inside Maryland Shows click the links below: Inside Maryland 2023 #1: Behind the Scenes Inside Maryland 2023 #2: Rider Insight with Piggy and Boyd Inside Maryland 2023 #3: Maryland Preview Show Inside Maryland 2023 #4: Dressage Review Show Inside Maryland 2023 #5: The Review Show Sponsors: The Inside Maryland series is supported by Dubarry Of Ireland who are a premium footwear and clothing company that manufactures and supplies waterproof leather boots for Sailing and Outdoor pursuits as well as shoes and clothing designed for day-to-day wear. Grab yourself some tickets to the Maryland 5* by clicking here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
06/11/23•28m 3s

Pau Review

We have the final 5* of 2023! Nicole and Sam take a look back at all the excitement of Pau and what it could mean for Paris team selection. Sponsors: Achieve Equine are very kindly supporting our 5* shows this year and are offering all of our listeners a 10% discount code! Use the code PODCAST10 on the Equine Products UK website when purchasing your FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips to receive your discount. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This episode is very kindly supported by FLAIR Strips EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
03/11/23•49m 0s

Equilume Special: Pan Ams Review

What a roller coaster of a weekend! Nicole is joined by Ben King, the commentator for the Pan Ams, to recap all the action and talk through some of the highs and lows of the games. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Equilume, who are world leaders in the development of performance lighting for horses. Their products maximise fertility, performance and well-being, helping horses become healthier from the inside out.  To find out more, visit their website at www.equilume.com. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Guests: Ben King is a commentator who was commentating on the Pan American Games for FEI.TV. He also regularly commentates on Clip My Horse TV and Horse and Country TV. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
01/11/23•30m 4s

Eventing Podcast Classics: IEF Special: Horsemanship with Andrew Nicholson & Eric Smiley

Today we have a Classics show for you going back to January 2020 when we had arguably 2 of the greatest horsemen on the show.  Horsemanship. What does it mean to you? It's the theme for this year's International Eventing Forum next month so Nicole, Sam & Diarm talk to Eventing Legends Andrew Nicholson & Eric Smiley on their interpretation of it. If you want to listen to the shows mentioned in the podcast you can find the links below: The Story Of...Atlanta 1996 When Nicole Met Piggy Hall of Fame: #1 Ginny Elliot When Nicole Met... Julia EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
30/10/23•1h

RED MILLS Feed Room #5 Microbiome In Your Horse

Spike is back in the Feed Room with Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, and Finbar Mulligan, the professor of Nutrition at the University College Dublin School, to talk through what Microbiomes are and how they affect your horse. Guests: Louise Jones: In 1999, Louise qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science, during which she specialised in breeding science and went on to graduate with an MSc in Equine Science in 2000. She is also one of only a handful of registered equine nutritionists in the UK. She has an extensive understanding of stud, clinical and performance horse nutrition, and has worked with trainers and breeders in the UK, Continental Europe, and the Middle East. Finbar Mulligan: He has worked in ruminant nutrition research since 1996. Originally he worked on the development of the Irish Net Energy System, which forms the basis on which we now feed ruminants in Ireland. He has researched extensively in the areas of negative energy balance, metabolic status and subacute ruminal acidosis, publishing approximately 70 scientific publications. His research interests include equine nutrition, development of high output grazing systems for milk production, dairy herd health and the prevention of production diseases by nutrition, nutrition and metabolic status of the early lactation cow, nutrition and fertility, nutrition in the dry period and protein metabolism of dairy cattle. Sponsors: Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
27/10/23•28m 43s

Pau Preview

We go to France for the next 5* in the 2024 calendar. Nicole and Diarm take a look at the Pau field to see who they think will take the win and who to keep an eye on. Sponsors: Achieve Equine are very kindly supporting our 5* shows this year and are offering all of our listeners a 10% discount code! Use the code PODCAST10 on the Equine Products UK website when purchasing your FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips to receive your discount. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This episode is very kindly supported by FLAIR Strips EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
25/10/23•1h

Equilume Special: Pan Ams Preview

The action keeps on coming in the Eventing World as we now turn our attention to the Pan American Games. Nicole and Catherine take a look at some of the key contenders and we have an update from Ruy Fonseca to hear what it is like out in Santiago. If you want to hear more from Sharon White click here to hear the full USEA episode. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Equilume, who are world leaders in the development of performance lighting for horses. Their products maximise fertility, performance and well-being, helping horses become healthier from the inside out.  To find out more, visit their website at www.equilume.com. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Guests: Catherine Austen is a top Equestrian Journalist who not only covers Eventing, Racing and Hunting but many other equestrian sports. She is also Hunting editor at Horse & Hound and press officer for Burghley Horse Trials. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
25/10/23•26m 16s

Inside Maryland 2023 #5: The Review Show

Nicole and Diarm are here to review all the highs and lows of Maryland 5* starting with reliving Austin O'Connor's win. Sponsors: The Inside Maryland series is supported by Dubarry Of Ireland who are a premium footwear and clothing company that manufactures and supplies waterproof leather boots for Sailing and Outdoor pursuits as well as shoes and clothing designed for day-to-day wear. Grab yourself some tickets to the Maryland 5* by clicking here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
24/10/23•55m 48s

Inside Maryland 2023 #4: Dressage Review Show

Nicole is flying solo to bring you a quickfire round-up of the dressage in Maryland, plus get Doug Payne's thoughts on Ian Stark's cross-country course. Sponsors: The Inside Maryland series is supported by Dubarry Of Ireland who are a premium footwear and clothing company that manufactures and supplies waterproof leather boots for Sailing and Outdoor pursuits as well as shoes and clothing designed for day-to-day wear. Grab yourself some tickets to the Maryland 5* by clicking here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
20/10/23•13m 37s

Inside Maryland 2023 #3: Maryland Preview Show

Inside Maryland 2023 #3: Maryland Preview Show Nicole, Diarm and Sam take a look at the Maryland 5* field to see who they think could take the top spot this year. Will Cooley Rosalent be the first 9-year-old to win a 5* since 2009? Or will Prediction Centre favourite Piggy March and Brookfield Cavalier Cruise take the top spot? Sponsors: The Inside Maryland series is supported by Dubarry Of Ireland who are a premium footwear and clothing company that manufactures and supplies waterproof leather boots for Sailing and Outdoor pursuits as well as shoes and clothing designed for day-to-day wear. Grab yourself some tickets to the Maryland 5* by clicking here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
18/10/23•1h 1m

Inside Maryland 2023 #2: Rider Insight with Piggy and Boyd

Inside Maryland 2023 #2: Rider Insight with Piggy and Boyd It's Maryland week! We have another exciting 5* this week and as part of the build-up Nicole has caught up with Piggy March to hear about her ride at Maryland, Brookfield Cavalier Cruise, and Boyd Martin to hear about his preparation with his 2 5* rides. Sponsors: The Inside Maryland series is supported by Dubarry Of Ireland who are a premium footwear and clothing company that manufactures and supplies waterproof leather boots for Sailing and Outdoor pursuits as well as shoes and clothing designed for day-to-day wear. Grab yourself some tickets to the Maryland 5* by clicking here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Piggy March achievements:  Burghley 5* winner 2022 Badminton 5* winner 2019 Individual silver and team gold medal at the European Championships in 2021 Follow her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/piggy.march/ Boyd Martin achievements:  Winner of Maryland 5* 2021 Winner of Adelaide 5* 2003 3x Olympian Team Silver medal at the World Championships 2022 Follow him on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/boydmartineventing/ EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
17/10/23•51m 48s

Equilume Special: Pau Preview with Gaspard Maksud

Equilume Special: Pau Preview with Gaspard Maksud Nicole catches up with Gaspard Maksud to hear about his season so far, his home European Championships and the build-up to his first 5* at Pau. Sponsors: This show is kindly supported by Equilume, who are world leaders in the development of performance lighting for horses. Their products maximise fertility, performance and well-being, helping horses become healthier from the inside out.  To find out more, visit their website at www.equilume.com. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Gaspard Maksud achievements:  Team European Silver Medalist 2023 His top ride Zaragoza is the highest-rated 10-year-old Zaragoza also won EquiRatings Horse Of The Year 2022 Highest-placed French rider at the 2022 World Championships Follow him on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/gaspardmaksud/?hl=en EquiRatings Eventing Podcast: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.    
16/10/23•25m 55s

Looking forward to the Pan Ams with Ruy Fonseca

Nicole sits down with Ruy Fonseca, winner of four Pan American Games medals for Brazil, to hear about what makes the games so special, his hopes for this year and the Brazilian team. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
13/10/23•30m 34s

A Cup of Tea with … Katie Mathias

Katie Mathias joins Rosie to talk through her grassroots journey with her winning machine, Lodor Carl, and her preparations for their 3DE at Bicton next week. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
11/10/23•13m 18s

Grassroots Show: Q&A with Sam Watson

International Event Rider, Sam Watson, is on the show to answer your grassroots questions, from what he feels the future of grassroots eventing should look like to what to look for when buying a grassroots eventer.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. 
06/10/23•49m 10s

Boekelo Preview Show

With a huge Boekelo field Nicole, Diarm and Spike take a look at the EquiRatings Prediction Centre and some combinations to keep an eye on.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms 
04/10/23•1h 12m

Eventing Podcast Classics: Hall of Fame #8 Jane Holderness Roddam

In today's Classics, we go back to January this year when Nicole and Catherine caught up with Jane Holderness Roddam, the first woman to ride on a British Olympic Eventing Team and also known as the galloping nurse. This fantastic woman juggled riding at the top level whilst working in hospitals, and she is on the podcast to relive her amazing riding career.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
02/10/23•53m 53s

Inside Maryland 2023 #1: Behind the Scenes

We have another Inside series for you listeners!  In the first Inside Maryland show Nicole and Diarm are joined by CEO and President of the Maryland 5,  Jeff Newman, and Competition Director, Joanie Morris as they talk through some of the new additions to the show this year and what it takes to put on a 5 event. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Grab yourself some tickets to the Maryland 5* by clicking here.
29/09/23•48m 40s

The Zebra Show #13: Yasmin Ingham

The World Champion and 2023 Aachen winner, Yasmin Ingham, joins Nicole to talk through how her life has changed since becoming World Champion and her highs and lows of this year. This episode is kindly supported by Zebra Products. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to find out about more fantastic zebra products have a listen to some of our previous Zebra shows. The Zebra Show #5: Alogo Move Pro The Zebra Show #1: Veredus Presenting Andrew Nicholson 
27/09/23•40m 19s

Grassroots Show: Rider Fitness

We spend hours focusing on our horses' fitness but how much time do we spend thinking about our own fitness? Personal Trainer, Nicky Taylor, joins Rosie to talk through the importance of fitness in eventing, how to incorporate it into your day-to-day life and some top nutrition tips. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to find out more about Nicky head to her Instagram by clicking here. Or visit her website here.
25/09/23•40m 19s

The British Eventing Show #15: Cornbury Round-Up

We have the new British 6-year-old Champion, Kitty King, on the show to talk about her success and her ride Kantango. Along with the Young Rider 3* winner at Cornbury, Elizabeth Barrett, to hear about her first international win, Project Pony and her prize at last year's British Eventing Support Trust's Ball. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
22/09/23•34m 31s

Equilume Special: Doug Payne on Tryon, Maryland and Jumping into the future

Doug Payne joins Nicole to chat through his time at Tryon and looks forward to Maryland and his plans for the future. Tune in to find out more! Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Equilume.
21/09/23•21m 37s

A Cup of Tea with … Mark Davidson

It has been an incredible 2023 for Mark Davidson picking up three 3* wins so far and with the season nearing the end Nicole has caught up with him to find out about where his eventing journey began, his move to Piggy March's and his 2023 season. Listen for free on all podcast platforms This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
20/09/23•28m 56s

When Nicole Met... Julia Norman

Nicole has caught up with Julia Norman to hear how she began her journey into the world of eventing, her nationality change and what the future holds. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
18/09/23•35m 11s

Eventing Podcast Classics: When Nicole Met... Tamie

We are heading back to February 18th 2022 to hear from none other than the 2023 Kentucky Champion. "I thought to myself, I have no option but to succeed." The words of one of the most inspirational and hard-working riders in eventing. Nicole has caught up with the US leading Lady Rider of 2021, Tamie Smith, to talk through the challenges she has faced at the start of her career, how it has shaped her as a person and her future eventing plans. This episode is kindly supported by Bedmax Shavings who offer a 100% natural horse bedding developed and made specifically to help you keep your horse healthy, happy and comfortable in the stable. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle   
15/09/23•41m 19s

The Fork at Tryon Preview Show

Nicole is joined by Jimmie Schramm to take a closer look at this year's field for the The Fork at Tryon. Some exciting combinations make the line-up, from those that are 5* bound at Maryland to one of the most exciting 8-year-olds in the US. Tune in to find out more! Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supporting by Equilume.
14/09/23•23m 18s

Equilume Special: Power Average Leagues Hotting Up

The competition is getting interesting in the Equilume Power Average Leagues! Nicole and Sam look at the leagues to see who is at the top as we head into the season's final stage. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by Equilume
13/09/23•27m 29s

RED MILLS Feed Room #4 Stomach Ulcers

Our own Spike the Vet and Connolly's RED MILLS' Rebecca Watson are here to give advice on feeding a horse with stomach ulcers and the best way to approach treatment. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
11/09/23•33m 24s

Cornbury Preview Show

Nicole and Rosie take a look at the entries for Cornbury 2* and 3*, including the youth classes for both horses and riders. There are also some very good combinations in the OI classes so keep an eye on them! Listen for free across all podcast platforms
06/09/23•26m 0s

Inside Burghley #6: The Review Show

The Burghley rollercoaster is over so Nicole and Rosie look back at their favourite moments and Nicole chats to runner-up David Doel about this stellar week. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
06/09/23•43m 55s

Inside Burghley: The Tour Diaries #5

What a day of cross country at Defender Burghley. Nicole, Sam, Diarm and Rosie review the action-packed day and recap some of the key performances. Rosie also caught up with Ruth and Ian Mc Mullen, members of the KHJ Syndicate who own CMS Google, on their hopes this weekend. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
02/09/23•50m 19s

Inside Burghley: The Tour Diaries #4

It's a huge day at Defender Burghley today! Nicole, Diarm and Sam take a look at the cross country to see what we have to look forward to. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
02/09/23•27m 11s

Inside Burghley: The Tour Diaries #3

Dressage is done at Defender Burghley. Nicole and Diarm review the dressage and focus on what may unfold tomorrow. Nicole also catches up with Emma Thomas to hear about her hopes for the weekend and Matt Heath on his thoughts ahead of the cross country. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
01/09/23•39m 48s

Inside Burghley: The Tour Diaries #2

The first day of dressage is complete at Defender Burghley. Nicole and Sam review the day of the competition and pick out the ones to watch tomorrow. Nicole also catches up with Harry Mutch and Kristina Hall-Jackson to hear about their preparations and hopes for the weekend. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
31/08/23•40m 58s

Inside Burghley: The Tour Diaries #1

We are back bringing you behind-the-scenes insights throughout Defender Burghley. First up Nicole has caught up with Sam to hear about his Burghley experience so far and Ros Canter’s super groom Sarah Charnley on the European Championship and her role this week. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
30/08/23•40m 11s

RED MILLS Special: Lisgarvan Review

After a fantastic weekend in Ireland Nicole catches up with Laura Collett to hear all about her time at Lisgarvan and her plans for the rest of the year. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.
30/08/23•17m 31s

Inside Burghley #5: The Preview Show

Burghley week is here and we are back with another huge 5* preview show with Nicole, Sam, Diarm and Catherine as they chat through the key combinations heading to Burghley and their podium predictions. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
30/08/23•1h 37m

Inside Burghley #4: What's on at Burghley

Go behind the scenes at this year’s Defender Burghley Horse Trials with exclusive insights from event director Martyn Johnson, Nicola Wilson and Dickie Waygood. Plus find out more about the event’s official charity Horatio’s Garden. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
25/08/23•53m 59s

RED MILLS Feed Room #3 Debunking Feed Labels

Spike is back in the Feed Room with Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, to debunk your feed labels and dive into what it all means. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
24/08/23•22m 0s

Inside Burghley #3: Burghley TV

Nicole takes us behind the scenes to uncover what it takes to produce, operate and be part of Burghley TV. She catches up with presenters, Nick Luck and Rosie Tapner, to hear about their careers and presenting at Burghley. Along with Sophie Veats and Denise Large from Ye-Ha Productions to hear what it takes to put on the programme. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
23/08/23•1h 9m

RED MILLS Special: Lisgarvan Preview

A brand new 4* is in Ireland! Nicole and Sam take a look at the 4*-S field competing this weekend in Lisgarvan and pick out some ones to watch. Nicole is also joined by Ian Cassells to talk through his time at the European Championships and his horses coming to Lisgarvan. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.
22/08/23•36m 35s

Inside Burghley #2: Zara Tindall

2003 Burghley runner-up Zara Tindall sits down to reflect on her 5* debut 20 years ago. She also gives us an insight into her preparations for this year with Class Affair.  The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
18/08/23•25m 9s

Eventing Europeans #7: Review Show

After such a thrilling weekend of competition, Nicole and Spike review the rollercoaster that was the European Championship and shine a light on some key performances. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Our European coverage is kindly supported by: Connolly's RED MILLS Ride iQ Agria Pet Insurance Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria FÜrsäkring.
16/08/23•35m 41s

Eventing Europeans #6: Kitty King

Just 24 hours after winning Team Gold and Individual Silver at the European Championships Kitty King joins Nicole to chat through the highs and lows of the week. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Our European coverage is kindly supported by: Connolly's RED MILLS Ride iQ Agria Pet Insurance Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria FÜrsäkring.
15/08/23•37m 16s

NAF Five Star Hartpury International Review Show

Piggy March does it again taking the win in the 4 at the NAF Five Star Hartpury International 4* for the second year in a row.  Rosie sits down with Steve Heal to review the top 10 from Hartpury and chat through Steve's rides from the weekend. This episode is kindly supported by NAF. Listen for free across all podcast platforms 
13/08/23•16m 4s

Eventing Europeans #5: Post-Dressage Review Show

First two days of dressage is done and dusted. Nicole & Spike relive the big moments and look forward to the cross-country tomorrow. Game on. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Our European coverage is kindly supported by: Connolly's RED MILLS Ride iQ Agria Pet Insurance Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria FÜrsäkring.
11/08/23•29m 35s

Eventing Europeans #4: Jerome Robine

At just 25 years old Jerome Robine is making his senior championship debut for Germany. Konstantin Harting digs into Jerome's step up to 5*, how he met his championship ride, Black Ice, and his previous success at youth championships.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Our European coverage is kindly supported by: Connolly's RED MILLS Ride iQ Agria Pet Insurance Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria FÜrsäkring.  
10/08/23•27m 12s

Eventing Europeans #3: Preview Show

5 Brits vs 1 German, the battle is on! Nicole, Diarm and Sam are here with the Europeans Preview Show. The trio chat through the team and individual chances and pick who they think will be crowned our new European Champion. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Our European coverage is kindly supported by: Connolly's RED MILLS Ride iQ Agria Pet Insurance Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria FÜrsäkring.  
09/08/23•1h 23m

Eventing Europeans #2: Tom Jackson

Our next guest in the build-up to the European Championships is the Burghley 2022 runner-up, Tom Jackson. He chats with Nicole about the road to his senior championship debut and his hopes for the week ahead. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Our European coverage is kindly supported by: Connolly's RED MILLS Ride iQ Agria Pet Insurance Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria FÜrsäkring.  
08/08/23•16m 16s

NAF Five Star Hartpury International Preview Show

Hartpury is a happy hunting ground for Piggy March and the EquiRatings Prediction Centre thinks there could be another Piggy win on the cards! Rosie and Nicole preview the 4* field at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials and take a look at what it takes to win at Hartpury.  This episode is kindly supported by NAF. Listen for free across all podcast platforms 
07/08/23•22m 28s

Inside Burghley 2023 #1: Andrew Nicholson

Five-time Burghley winner Andrew Nicholson sits down to reflect on some of his greatest Burghley moments. From his first visit back in 1983, to the infamous Mr Stickability moment with Mr Smiffy and Avebury's record breaking wins. The Inside Burghley podcast series takes you behind the scenes at Burghley, listen for free across all podcast platforms. Tickets for all days of the Defender Burghley Horse Trials (31 August - 3 September) are on sale now, click here for more information. If you want to catch up on all things Burghley, plus to get your access-all-areas pass to this year's event sign up to Burghley TV here.
07/08/23•47m 41s

EHOA: League Update & Owners Story

We are over the halfway mark of the season so Nicole and Rosie take a look at the EHOA League so far. Rosie also catches up with Ruth and Ian Mc Mullen to hear their story as event horse owners and what it's like being part of an experience syndicate. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you would like to hear more shows about the EHOA click the links below: EHOA Members' League: The Launch Show EHOA Special: Mid Season Review The EHOA League Winners Story with Ros Canter & Kate James
06/08/23•51m 35s

Eventing Europeans #1: Laura Collett

Excitement is high as we approach the European Championship in Haras Du Pin. Nicole takes you behind the scenes with one of the hot contenders, Laura Collett, to hear more about her Luhmßhlen win and her build-up to the championship. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Our European coverage is kindly supported by: Connolly's RED MILLS Ride iQ Agria Pet Insurance Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: First Floor, Blue Leanie, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7QW. Agria insurance policies are underwritten by Agria FÜrsäkring.  
04/08/23•26m 44s

The British Eventing Show #14: Mid Season Catch Up

Nicole is joined by the Chairman of British Eventing, Mark Sartori, to chat through the year so far at BE. Nicole also catches up with Ben Tuckey, the Founder of Equine Bio Genie, as we learn more about the best way to keep our horses healthy in the stable and when travelling.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to hear the podcasts mentioned in the show click the links below: The British Eventing Show #9: Dickie Waygood on Pratoni & Mark Sartori on the future of BE The British Eventing Show #13: The Howden Way - One Year On  
02/08/23•40m 29s

NAF Grassroots Series: Final Preparations

We are onto our final episode of the NAF Grassroots Series so we thought we would go back and pick out some of the best bits of our previous episodes, from season planning to turnout tips and tricks.  If you would like to listen to any of the shows again we have the full list of the links below: Season Planning with Yasmin Ingham: https://podfollow.com/equiratings-eventing-podcast/episode/0da15300516ef5d349921bf40bac87a49f71a627 Horse Fitness: https://podfollow.com/equiratings-eventing-podcast/episode/70d1a36585fe6ad7f2f2735b69fcfe663657f71f Post Cross country / Roads and Tracks Recovery: https://podfollow.com/equiratings-eventing-podcast/episode/51bcdd07fb5e0a96f42b572e09f3087da8337fad Staying Away At A Show: https://podfollow.com/equiratings-eventing-podcast/episode/ec537bbc551ff1edd178adaff8403705639ecc9d Turnout Tips and Tricks: https://podfollow.com/equiratings-eventing-podcast/episode/201fbf166490f041faf3b9ff790bc07618304342 Listen for free across all podcast platforms This show is very kindly supported by NAF.
31/07/23•30m 12s

A Cup of Tea with … Robyn Gray

Two-time Burghley Young Event Horse champion and 4* rider, Robyn Gray, joins Rosie to talk through her journey into eventing, her win with Jack Of Clubs in the 5-year-old class at Burghley last year, and her recent 4* success. Listen for free on all podcast platforms This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
28/07/23•26m 24s

Burgham Preview Show

Nicole and Catherine preview the Burgham 4* field to see who they think will top the podium. Ros Canter and Izilot DHI are predicted to take the win but who do you think could get in front of them? Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
26/07/23•33m 39s

RED MILLS Feed Room Classics: Common Feeding Conundrums

In today's Classics, Spike takes us back to February 2022 to answer some of your feeding questions. Are you wondering what to feed your horse that has just come back into work? Is your horse a hot/lively horse? Our own Spike the Vet and Connolly's RED MILLS' Nia O'Malley have the answers, as they guide you through different nutritional scenarios to ensure your horse is in tip-top condition. If you are interested in any of the products mentioned in this show please click on the links below: Horse Care Ultra Cubes Horse Care 10/14 Cubes Horse Care 10/14 Mix PerformaCare Balancer If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.
24/07/23•21m 15s

Equilume Europeans Reaction Show

Nicole and Diarm take an early look at the teams heading off to the Europeans next month and give you a taste of who they think will be podium finishers. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by Equilume
21/07/23•36m 34s

When Nicole Met... Gubby Leech

With Burghley on the horizon, Nicole has caught up with Gubby Leech, who is heading there this year, to hear about his journey to Burghley 2023, his work with Pippa Funnell and his highs and lows of the eventing world. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle   
19/07/23•54m 2s

Eventing Podcast Classics: Locker Room Talk with Tom Carlile

We are going back to 2018 when Nicole and Jenni caught up with Tom Carlile! Tom takes us through the 2017 season, including the high of setting an Event Rider Masters record with Upsilon and the low of things not going to plan at Strzegom.  We also surprise Tom with a quick-fire quiz and discover his love for mares. You have to listen to find out which mare he would have in his yard if he could choose any in the world! Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
17/07/23•29m 52s

Grassroots Show: Stepping Into Eventing With Simon Murfin

In just over 18 months Simon Murfin has gone from having never sat on a horse to competing at BE 100! Rosie has caught up with him to hear about what made him want to start riding and his leap into the world of eventing. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  
14/07/23•27m 22s

Equilume Special: Shenae Lowings

Nicole has caught up with the lady who led Team Australia to Olympic Qualification, Shenae Lowings, to hear all about her journey into eventing, her experience at the World Championships and her hopes for the future. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by Equilume
12/07/23•25m 35s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter O

If you could pick a theme tune for yourself what would it be? Well, Spike has chosen one of each of his guests, Nicole Brown, Lucy Jackson and Giovanni Ugolotti but of course, they all start with the Letter O. They also create online dating profiles and relive some of their best and worst outfits. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U
10/07/23•55m 59s

NAF Grassroots Series: Turnout Tips & Tricks

We all want our horses to look pristine for our events so we have Adam Short, one of Tom McEwen's Travelling Grooms, back on the show to give you an insight into how to turn your horses out so that they look their best. Listen for free across all podcast platforms This show is very kindly supported by NAF.
07/07/23•20m 22s

CHIO Aachen Review Show

Nicole Brown & Tilly Berendt debrief an action-packed weekend at CHIO Aachen. Big names, big drama, big competition. It's time to look at what it might mean moving forwards.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
05/07/23•48m 33s

When Nicole Met... Lizzie Baugh

One of Britain's up-and-coming superstars, Lizzie Baugh, joins Nicole to chat through her journey to 4*, her success at Youth Europeans and what the future holds. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
05/07/23•44m 48s

CHIO Aachen Preview Show

It’s a huge weekend for the sport as Aachen welcomes some of the world’s best in the 2023 lineup.   Nicole, Diarm and Sam take a look at some of the key contenders and the ratings behind them so you know who to look out for this weekend. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
28/06/23•1h 30m

Eventing Podcast Classics: The RED MILLS Story

What does it take to #FeedYourDesireToWin? We head back to July 2021 when Nicole caught up with Gareth Connolly to find out more about Connolly's RED MILLS, the family company with nearly 115 years of experience in the industry. Listen for free across all podcast platforms Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.
26/06/23•36m 20s

Eventing Podcast Classics: The Greatest Aachen Moments

Not long until it's Aachen! Excitement is high so we thought we would jump back to 2020 to hear the double Aachen Champion Chris Burton relive some of his favourite Aachen memories.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
23/06/23•49m 52s

Grassroots Show: Mid Season Catch Up With Our Grassroots Riders

We are back catching up with our Grassroots riders to follow from Ireland, the US and the UK, to hear how the start of the year has gone for them and what they have their eyes set on in the second half of the season. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Credits: Hosted by: Rosie Russell Produced by: Rosie Russell 
21/06/23•45m 36s

LuhmĂźhlen Review Show

Wow, what a weekend of sport! Nicole is joined by 2 regulars, Diarm and Rosie, along with a podcast debutant Konstantin Harting to chat through the record-breaking result from London 52, the top 10 from the 5* and what the 4* results could mean for German eventing. Achieve Equine are very kindly supporting our 5* shows this year and are offering all of our listeners a 10% discount code! Use the code PODCAST10 on the Equine Products UK website when purchasing your FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips to receive your discount. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This episode is very kindly supported by FLAIR Strips
19/06/23•56m 13s

RED MILLS Feed Room Classics: The Basics of Feeding

In today's Classics, Spike takes us back to January 2022, the first time Connolly's RED MILLS  joined him to talk all things feeding. They break down the basics of feeding, how to make sure your horse is getting a balanced diet and what you can do to track their progress. If you are interested in any of the products mentioned in this show please click on the links below: Copper-Max Cool 'N' Condition Cubes Karron Oil You can also listen back to The Hold Box: No Foot, No Horse show that Spike references here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.
16/06/23•21m 30s

LuhmĂźhlen Preview Show

It's 5* week again! Some huge contenders are heading to Germany so Nicole, Diarm and Rosie take a look at the 5* and 4* fields to see who they think will be crowned the new Luhmßhlen Champion. Achieve Equine are very kindly supporting our 5* shows this year and are offering all of our listeners a 10% discount code! Use the code PODCAST10 on the Equine Products UK website when purchasing your FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips to receive your discount. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This episode is very kindly supported by FLAIR Strips
14/06/23•1h 3m

A Cup of Tea with … Emily Tamblyn the NAF Five Star Bramham BE80 Championship Champion

Rosie has caught up with Emily Tamblyn, the NAF Five Star Bramham BE80 Champion as she talks all about her winning performance with Knockenpower Rory and what it was like to compete at Bramham. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
12/06/23•14m 9s

Eventing Podcast Classics: Hall of Fame #7: Anneli Drummond-Hay

In today's classics show we go back to the 20th May 2022. Nicole and Catherine are joined by the first winner of the Burghley Horse trials, non-other than Anneli Drummond-Hay.   They talk through her extraordinary eventing and show jumping career and all the fascinating stories about the sport she has to tell.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
09/06/23•41m 57s

RED MILLS Special: Millstreet Review

Sam and Diarm are here to review all that unfolded at Millstreet. They chat through who bagged Olympic qualification, the winners of the 4* classes and the key stories from the weekend. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.
07/06/23•56m 45s

Bramham Preview Show

It's another big one for you listeners! Nicole and Catherine take a dive into the three 4* classes at Bramham this weekend. Nicole also recaps the EHOA Members 4* League so far this season and who will be chasing points at Bramham. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. 
07/06/23•39m 35s

A Cup of Tea with … Tori Henderson a NAF Five Star Bramham BE80 Championship Competitor

With the NAF Five Star Bramham BE80 Championship fast approaching Rosie has caught up with Tori Henderson, a competitor heading to championships, to hear all about her journey to qualifying for this prestigious event. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
04/06/23•13m 29s

Millstreet Diaries #1

We have a special show for you listeners.  Sam has caught up with 2 people who play a huge part in the success of Millstreet. First is Thomas Duggan, the Managing Director of Millstreet, to chat through the journey of building the event into what it is today. Along with Cross Country Course Designer, Mike Etherington Smith, to hear about his work at the venue. Nicole is also joined by Gemma Stevens to learn more about her ride Flash Cooley and what Gemma has in store over the next couple of months. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.   Hosted by: Nicole Brown and Sam Watson Produced by: Rosie Russell
02/06/23•30m 51s

NAF Grassroots Series: Staying Away At A Show

Staying away at a show can be a whole different ball game so we thought we would get one of the best in the business to give you some tips and tricks. Rosie sits down with Adam Short, one of Tom McEwen's Travelling Grooms, to hear what he would take to a stay-away show to make the experience as smooth as possible. Listen for free across all podcast platforms This show is very kindly supported by NAF. Credits: Hosted by: Rosie Russell Produced by: Rosie Russell 
02/06/23•22m 5s

RED MILLS Special: Millstreet Preview

Nicole, Diarm and Sam are here to talk you through the competitors they think will make their mark in Millstreet in both the 4*L and 4*S. Nicole also chats with Tom Rowland, after his long journey to Millstreet, to hear more about his 2 rides. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts.
31/05/23•1h 3m

The British Eventing Show #13: The Howden Way - One Year On

Nicole is joined by the Head of Training at British Eventing, Justine Parker, to look into the Howden Way Program a year after its launch to see what developments have been made and how it benefits BE and non-BE members.  We also hear from Spike Milligan, a Youth Development Vet, to hear all about the up-and-coming webinars that he is doing with Lucy Jackson. Listen for free on all podcast platforms. Credits: Hosted by: Nicole Brown Produced by: Rosie Russell   
29/05/23•37m 45s

When Nicole Met... Bedmax

We have had some fantastic guests on the When Nicole Met series but this next guest is a very special guest.  Nicole has caught up with none other than Tim Smalley, the founder and CEO of Bedmax, to hear where the Bedmax journey began and how it has transformed over the years. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
26/05/23•28m 8s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter N

From horse names to Nirvana, Diarm, Spike and Tilly explore all things N. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U
24/05/23•56m 4s

RED MILLS Feed Room Q&A #2

Spike is back in the Feed Room with Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, answering all your questions from feeding a hot horse to gaining topline. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
22/05/23•15m 42s

The Zebra Show #12: Ros Canter presenting Selleria Equipe

We have a show that you won't want to miss! Ros Canter joins Nicole to relive her Badminton week and the journey to taking the title. This episode is kindly supported by Zebra Products. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to find out about more fantastic zebra products have a listen to some of our previous Zebra shows. The Zebra Show #5: Alogo Move Pro The Zebra Show #1: Veredus Presenting Andrew Nicholson 
19/05/23•53m 30s

The British Eventing Show #12: Bonus Interview with Morven Ritchie

We all fell in love with one horse in particular at the Voltaire Design Grassroots Championships and that was the super cob Star X ridden by Morven Ritchie.  Morven is on the show with Rosie to chat through her Badminton journey and how although he isn't your conventional eventing horse they still have lots of success. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
17/05/23•8m 43s

NAF Grassroots Series: Post Cross country / Roads and Tracks Recovery

In the third episode of our NAF Grassroots Series Rosie chats to 5* winner, Gemma Stevens, and her Head Girl, Charlotte Overton, about the best way for your horse to recover after XC. There are some tips and tricks about what to do in the 10-minute box for any of our listeners who may be eyeing up a long-format 3DE, like the British Riding Clubs Eventing Championships. Listen for free across all podcast platforms This show is very kindly supported by NAF.
12/05/23•28m 5s

When Nicole Met... Ellie & Finn Healy

We have a special When Nicole Met show for you today as we have not 1 but 2 guests on today's podcast. The up-and-coming superstars, Ellie & Finn Healy, are on the show to talk about what it was like to produce a Pony European Champion, the transition onto horses and juggling education and eventing. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
10/05/23•47m 52s

Badminton Review Show

What a win for Ros Canter at Badminton Horse Trials and we have a review show from the media centre, which was a hub of action after a great 4 days of competition. Nicole, Diarm, Rosie, Spike and Matt Heath look back at some of the spectacular records that were broken and we hear a short clip from the winner herself. Listen for free across all podcast platforms This episode is very kindly supported by FLAIR Strips
09/05/23•19m 2s

Badminton Diaries: Day 5 Preview

It's the final day of the Badminton Horse Trials! Rosie and Diarm take a look at who they think will jump well today from the current top 5 and who they think will make it onto the podium.  Nicole has also caught up with James Rushbrooke and Tom Rowland ahead of their showjumping today. The Badminton Diaries are very kindly supported by Fairfax & Favor and Eco Voltz. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
08/05/23•23m 39s

Badminton Diaries: Day 4 Review

Well, what a day of cross country at Badminton horse trials. To review it all we have Nicole and Sam taking a look at the numbers and reliving the action. We also hear from one of the fence judges, Fee Mitchell, to learn what it takes to be a fence judge at Badminton. Along with Sarah Clark, who unfortunately had to withdraw from the competition, as she takes us through how crowdfunding has helped her get to Badminton and her plans for the future. The Badminton Diaries are very kindly supported by Fairfax & Favor and Eco Voltz. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
07/05/23•32m 50s

Badminton Diaries: Day 3 Review

The leaderboard had a good old shake-up today in the dressage and there will be plenty more movement tomorrow! Nicole and Sam review some of the tests from today and take a look at what they think may unfold tomorrow.  Rosie also caught up with Heidi Bates, the owner of KEC Deakon, to learn more about her ownership journey and Nicole found Sam Griffiths to hear what it takes to win on wet ground. The Badminton Diaries are very kindly supported by Fairfax & Favor and Eco Voltz. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
06/05/23•45m 49s

Badminton Diaries: Day 2 Review

Nicole, Rosie and Catherine review the first day of dressage after seeing some stellar performances from Oliver Townend and Gemma Stevens. We also hear from Alex Bragg's Head Girl Sarah Whatley to learn more about Quindiva and Co-Founder of Fairfax & Favor, Marcus Fountaine, to celebrate the 10th year of the brand.  The Badminton Diaries are very kindly supported by Fairfax & Favor and Eco Voltz. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
05/05/23•31m 21s

Grassroots Show: Voltaire Design Badminton Winners Interviews

Rosie has caught up with Kate Raynor, the winner of the 100cm, and Amy Dixon, the winner of the 90cm, at the Voltaire Design Grassroots Championships to hear all about their triumphant experience. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
05/05/23•18m 29s

Badminton Diaries: Day 1 Review

Nicole & Rosie take you behind the scenes at Badminton Horse Trails. Bubby Upton’s head girl Katie Dutton gives an insight to grooming at the top level plus we hear from Eco Voltz co-founder Tracey Johnston The Badminton Diaries are very kindly supported by Fairfax & Favor and Eco Voltz. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
04/05/23•23m 38s

Badminton Preview Show

We are in the thick of some of the most exciting weeks of the year and we now roll onto Badminton! Nicole, Diarm, Sam and Spike are here to discuss in great detail the field of Badminton 2023 and what type of horse they think you will need to take the title this year.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms This episode is very kindly supported by FLAIR Strips
03/05/23•1h 31m

Inside Kentucky #6: Review Show

What an emotional weekend at the Land Rover Kentucky 5*. Nicole and Catherine review all the action from the memorable event and what this win means for US eventing. This episode is kindly supported by Mane 'n Tail Equine. Mane 'n Tail Equine offers top-quality, all-natural horse grooming products that promote healthy coats and strong hooves. Their unique branding and packaging make them stand out, while their effectiveness will make you a believer. Give your horse the best with Mane 'n Tail Equine. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
02/05/23•19m 23s

Grassroots Show: Badminton Grassroots Preview Show

One of the biggest Grassroots Championships on British Soil is upon us! Rosie has gathered Diarm and Nicole to preview both the 90cm and the 100cm using EquiRatings data. We also hear from Alison Roberts, who will be competing in the 100cm, to hear all about her journey to Badminton. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
02/05/23•58m 29s

Inside Kentucky #5: Cross Country Reaction

Nicole & Sam hop off the emotional rollercoaster that is a 5* cross country day to give an immediate reaction on the day's action. This episode is kindly supported by Mane 'n Tail Equine. Mane 'n Tail Equine offers top-quality, all-natural horse grooming products that promote healthy coats and strong hooves. Their unique branding and packaging make them stand out, while their effectiveness will make you a believer. Give your horse the best with Mane 'n Tail Equine. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
29/04/23•32m 45s

Red Mills Special: Austin O'Connor

One of Ireland's greatest eventers joins Nicole to tell us more about the early days of his career, his 3 Olympic appearances and what he thinks makes a great 5* horse. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  
29/04/23•29m 59s

Rosie Chats To... Sophia Hill

Rosie has caught up with Sophia Hill after her podium finish at her first 5* in Adelaide. They chat through what it was like to be back at Adelaide, Sophia's performance and what's next for the combination. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
27/04/23•11m 52s

Inside Kentucky #4: The Preview Show

Will we see the first female winner of Kentucky 5* since 2011? Nicole, Sam and Spike are here to preview the 5* field and let you know if they think it will be a woman taking home the title and if the US can bag themself a Kentucky winner after a long wait. This episode is kindly supported by Mane 'n Tail Equine. Mane 'n Tail Equine offers top-quality, all-natural horse grooming products that promote healthy coats and strong hooves. Their unique branding and packaging make them stand out, while their effectiveness will make you a believer. Give your horse the best with Mane 'n Tail Equine. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  
26/04/23•1h 6m

Inside Kentucky #3: The Volunteer's Story

As we know these 5* events would be nothing without the huge team of volunteers who work so hard to help run such amazing events. So we thought we would chat with some of the people behind the Kentucky Three-Day Event. Nicole has caught up with Laura Voll, the Volunteer Coordinator, and Sandy Suffoletta a member of the Organising Committee, who wears many hats at the event, to hear their volunteer story. This episode is kindly supported by Mane 'n Tail Equine. Mane 'n Tail Equine offers top-quality, all-natural horse grooming products that promote healthy coats and strong hooves. Their unique branding and packaging make them stand out, while their effectiveness will make you a believer. Give your horse the best with Mane 'n Tail Equine. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  
21/04/23•37m 41s

Adelaide Preview Show

The first 5* of 2023 comes courtesy of Adelaide and with it sees one of the stand out favourites of the top level of the sport in the history of the EquiRatings Prediction Centre. Shane Rose and the super consistent Virgil top the table with a massive 47% win chance, the question is who will be their biggest competition? Nicole takes a closer look at the field at the start of three brilliant weeks of sport. Bring. It. On. 
20/04/23•17m 59s

Inside Kentucky #2: Zara Tindall

What a guest we have on the show today, it's none other than former World and European Champion Zara Tindall! She joins Nicole to talk through her ride for Kentucky, Class Affair, how her preparations have gone and her past 5* experiences. This episode is kindly supported by Mane 'n Tail Equine. Mane 'n Tail Equine offers top-quality, all-natural horse grooming products that promote healthy coats and strong hooves. Their unique branding and packaging make them stand out, while their effectiveness will make you a believer. Give your horse the best with Mane 'n Tail Equine. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
19/04/23•25m 54s

NAF Grassroots Series: Horse Fitness

5* Event Rider, Rose Nesbitt, and NAF Nutritionist, Griselda Beaumont, join Rosie to chat all things fitness. From galloping to dressage fitness, they look at some of the ways you can get your horse in tip-top condition. Listen for free across all podcast platforms This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you would like to listen back to the first episode in the NAF Grassroots Series click here.
18/04/23•35m 5s

Burnham Market Review Show

Nicole is joined by Kitty King, who placed 7th in the CCI-S 4*, to review all the action from Burnham Market. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
17/04/23•26m 3s

The Hold Box Diaries of a Vet #1: Marcus Swail

Spike is back in his Hold Box but this time he is hearing from some of the best vets in the business. First up is Irish Team Vet Marcus Swail, as he talks through how his veterinary journey began, what it takes to be a good vet and the future of our sport. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
14/04/23•54m 26s

Burnham Market Preview Show

Nicole is flying solo previewing the very competitive 4* at Burnham Market. This is an event that many riders use a prep run for the big 5*s that are fast approaching, so keep your eyes peeled for what may unfold! Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
13/04/23•19m 28s

Eventing Podcast Classics: Hall of Fame #5 Lucinda Green

Lucinda Green reflects on a remarkable career and those famous Badminton victories in this relaunched episode of the Eventing Podcast Hall of Fame Series. Listen for free across all podcast platforms and if you enjoyed this show then you may also enjoy some of the other Hall of Fame episodes below. Hall of Fame #1: Ginny Elliot Hall of Fame #2: Bruce Davidson
12/04/23•59m 23s

Grassroots Show: Managing Mindset

Nerves and worries have affected us all at some point in our lives and for many of us they creep into our riding as well. So Rosie has caught up with Nicky Pennie, an Empowerment Coach, to hear about some ways we can help manage some of the feelings we may be experiencing. If you want to learn more about Nicky's work click here. Nicky is also offering our listeners 25% off the Supercharge Your Riding Masterclass! If you are interested in enhancing your riding mindset you can use the code ER25 to get 25% off. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
10/04/23•39m 47s

RED MILLS Feed Room Q&A #1

Spike has been moved out of his Hold Box and into the Feed Room as he is joined by Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, in our brand new series. They will be answering all your feed-related questions from feeding a horse that is prone to laminitis to the best use of electrolytes. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
07/04/23•21m 54s

Inside Kentucky #1: The Early Call

Excitement is bubbling as we bring you the first Inside Kentucky show of 2023! Nicole and Diarm have their first look at the Kentucky entries and use the prediction centre to give you an insight into what the data thinks will unfold in late April. This episode is kindly supported by Mane 'n Tail Equine. Mane 'n Tail Equine offers top-quality, all-natural horse grooming products that promote healthy coats and strong hooves. Their unique branding and packaging make them stand out, while their effectiveness will make you a believer. Give your horse the best with Mane 'n Tail Equine.
05/04/23•33m 6s

Thoresby Review

Nicole and Catherine are back to review all the action from the 4* at Thoresby. This episode is very kindly supported by Eco Voltz Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
03/04/23•25m 38s

NAF Grassroots Series: Season Planning with Yasmin Ingham

We are delighted to announce our new series partnered with NAF to give our listeners an insight into how to best in the business prepare for events.  In our first episode, Rosie chats with World Champion, Yasmin Ingham, about her top tips on how to plan your season. Listen for free across all podcast platforms This show is very kindly supported by NAF.
31/03/23•24m 51s

Thoresby Preview

It's the turn of one of the most competitive 4*s in the UK! Nicole and Catherine take a look at the Thoresby 4* field and highlight the competitors that they think will do well this weekend! This episode is very kindly supported by Eco Voltz Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
29/03/23•37m 35s

The Zebra Show #11: The Zebra Products Story

We have heard from many of the fantastic Zebra Products' riders but now we get to hear from the man himself, the mastermind behind the business, Simon Middleton. He joins Nicole to chat through the start of Zebra Products, what he looks for in his Zebra riders and his plans for the event season. This episode is kindly supported by Zebra Products. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to find out about more fantastic zebra products have a listen to some of our previous Zebra shows. The Zebra Show #5: Alogo Move Pro The Zebra Show #1: Veredus Presenting Andrew Nicholson 
27/03/23•30m 55s

Eventing Podcast Classics: Hall of Fame #2 Bruce Davidson

Today's Eventing Podcast Classics goes back to April 2020. One of the first Hall of Fame shows we did was with one of the greatest of all time.  He won back-to-back World Championship Titles in the 70's, has twice won Olympic Gold and was a stalwart of US Teams for three decades.  It's Bruce Davidson. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
24/03/23•31m 18s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter M

We have heard of Build-A-Bear but have you ever heard of Make-A-Man? Well on today's Alphabetti Spaghetti Diarm, Nicole, Simon Grieve and Meg Elphick do exactly that. They piece together what would be their perfect man. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U
22/03/23•49m 16s

Badminton The Early Call

The Badminton entries are in! So Rosie has gathered Nicole and Diarm to see if they can guess who the Prediction Centre thinks will take the title this year.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
21/03/23•19m 13s

Wandin Park Review

Nicole has caught up with the Wandin Parl 4* winner, Sophia Hill, to hear about her success over the weekend. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
21/03/23•23m 13s

A Cup of Tea with... Georgie Goss

With a very exciting arrival on the way, Rosie caught up with Georgie Goss to hear more about her baby, her change of nationality and her plans for 2023. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
17/03/23•15m 49s

Carolina Preview Show

There are 2 very special guests on today's preview show. Ariel Grald joins Nicole to chat through her rides this weekend and what it is like to ride at Carolina, along with Jimmie Schramm who takes a look at the 4* field as she predicts who she thinks will take the win. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
15/03/23•43m 56s

Horseland Wandin Park Preview

We have the first preview show of 2023! What better way to kick things off than taking a look at the Horseland Wandin International. Nicole is joined by Sharon Ridgway to see who they think you should keep an eye on this weekend. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
14/03/23•35m 38s

Equilume Power Average Special

Nicole is joined by the winner of the Eventing Ireland Equilume Power Average League in 2022, Charlotte Walshe, to hear about her spectacular season, producing thoroughbreds and what the prize means to her. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by Equilume
13/03/23•19m 57s

The Overview Show #15: Team Talk

Sam is back with the first Overview Show of 2023. He is chatting about all things teams. What could the team landscape look like? Is Great Britain still great? Is New Zealand a one-couple wonder? Or are the Australians going down under? Take a listen to find out what the EquiRatings team think. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
10/03/23•58m 48s

A Cup of Tea with... Sue Benson

It feels very fitting that on International Womens Day we have a superwoman on the show. Sue Benson joins Nicole as she talks through her ownership of Falco, the start of her course design career and her experience of designing the London 2012 Olympic cross country. Listeners this show is a bit more than a cup of tea so we suggest you grab yourself a bottle of wine. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
08/03/23•47m 26s

When Nicole Met... Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson Joins Nicole to recap his fantastic 2nd place at Burghley, how Pippa Funnell has helped his career and where his eventing journey began.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle   
06/03/23•32m 33s

Grassroots Show: The Best Seasons

Rosie and Nicole take a look at some of the best seasons we have seen at Grassroots since 2018 across the UK, Ireland and the US. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
03/03/23•27m 30s

When Nicole Met... Giovanni

He worked all his horses during the day and then went to serve in an Italian restaurant at night, Giovanni Ugolotti has worked tremendously hard to create his eventing career. He gives us an insight into his journey to the top and how he made his move from Italy to the UK.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
01/03/23•35m 12s

A Cup of Tea with... Phoebe Locke

4* winner and former Under 21 Champion, Phoebe Locke, joins Nicole to chat through life at her new yard, her team for 2023 and how she has recovered from her broken back and pelvis. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett   
27/02/23•19m 18s

When Nicole Met... Saffron Cresswell

Nicole has caught up with a rising star on the British event circuit, Saffron Cresswell. She takes us back to the start of her eventing journey and her experience with producing horses. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
24/02/23•32m 19s

Agony Hour #5

Agony Hour is back! Nicole, Spike and Fred are here to solve your problems from issues on the yard to what swimming costume to wear on a work trip to Ibiza! Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
22/02/23•36m 33s

USEA Special: Tamie Smith Answers YOUR Questions

We are bringing you a special episode from the USEA Podcast. What does the year hold in store for Tamie Smith? Is there a trip abroad on her radar? What is Mai Baum's backstory and what will he be aiming for this season? Tamie Smith answers all of your burning questions in a Q&A session with USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown! Listen for free across all podcast platforms. 
20/02/23•40m 38s

Eventing Podcast Classics: Hall of Fame: #4 Captain Mark Phillips

Today's Classics show was first released on 4th September 2020.  Nicole & Catherine talk to Captain Mark Phillips about an extraordinary career as a top-level rider, coach & course designer. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
17/02/23•33m 21s

Grassroots Show: Meet the Riders

Drumroll please listeners... we have our riders to follow in 2023! Rosie has caught up with Joss Stewardson, our British rider, Rolline O'Callaghan, our Irish rider, and Alice Chan, our rider from the US, to hear about their eventing journey so far and their plans for 2023. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
15/02/23•38m 47s

Valentines Day Special

To celebrate Valentine's day we've coupled up with the USEA for a game of Mr & Mrs! We're putting two couples to the test, Gemma and Gary Stevens and Caroline and Deniz Pamukcu. Just how well do they know their better halves and how good is their eventing knowledge?  If you enjoy the show then don't forget to check out the USEA Podcast, available for free across all podcast platforms and hosted by our very own Nicole Brown.
14/02/23•44m 20s

Red Mills Special: Camilla Spiers & Ethen Ahearne

Camilla Spiers & Ethen Ahearne join Nicole as they discuss their business, what it was like winning the 6-year-old show jumping Young Horse World Championship and their plans for 2023.  Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
13/02/23•31m 28s

Inside Badminton #2: The Ground Jury and Official's Story

What does it take to officiate at one of the best events in the world? Nicole chats with the Ground Jury, Angela Tucker, Andrew Bennie and Xavier Le Sauce, along with Technical Delegate Andrew Temkin to hear what the Ground Jury and Technical Delegate get up to during Badminton.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms, make sure you hit subscribe by clicking here. If you would like to listen to the Inside Badminton #1: Bring on 2023 that was mentioned in the show please click here.
10/02/23•1h 17m

A Cup of Tea with... James Rushbrooke

We have had tea, coffee even wine as the drink of choice for our guests on a cup of tea but James Rushbrooke has taken it to another level today. He joins Nicole to talk through his set-up at home and his journey to 5* with Milchem Eclipse.  This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
08/02/23•43m 32s

Riders to Watch 2023

We have done the horses so we are now onto the riders. Nicole, Sam and Diarm are back to pick who they think will take the crown at the European Championship, who will win a 5* that hasn't won a 5* before, who will be World Number 1 at the end of the year and a young gun. This episode is kindly supported by Equilume. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
06/02/23•1h 18m

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter L

Diarm is here with Spike, Tilly and Catherine chatting about their favourite language and if they ever venture to the middle aisle in Lidl. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U
03/02/23•1h 11m

Horses to Watch 2023

Grab a notepad and pen listeners as Nicole, Diarm and Sam are here to give you a few horses that they think will make a mark in 2023.  They pick who they believe will win a 5*, a forgotten horse, a young gun and a name that you don't know now but you will this time next year. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  This show is very kindly supported by Equilume.
01/02/23•1h 23m

A Cup of Tea with... Tim Cheffings

2022 was a successful year for Tim Cheffings, not only for his young horses but also for some of the young riders he trains. He joins Rosie to chat about his 2022 season, his new role in course design, and how that has changed the way he looks at cross-country courses. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
30/01/23•22m 54s

#Future Stars: Ellie Fredericks

Ellie Fredericks is on the rise in the eventing world and despite her age, she is already competing at the Advanced level. She joins Nicole to look back to the beginning of her eventing journey, how the dynamic with her parents works and her future goals. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
27/01/23•37m 16s

USEA Special: Goal Setting for the Year Ahead

With the event season fast approaching we thought it would be the perfect time to publish a show we did for the USEA Podcast at the start of January. Nicole and Sam give you some top tips for goal setting so you can get the most out of 2023. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
25/01/23•50m 7s

The Hold Box Red Mills Special #12: Feeding your new horse

Spike the Vet is joined by Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, as they discuss the best way to feed a new horse you have just purchased. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
23/01/23•14m 33s

Grassroots Show: What Makes a Good Grassroots Horse?

With lots of people gearing up for the 2023 season, we thought it would be the perfect time to look at what makes a good grassroots horse. We have some tips and tricks from Sam Watson and Kitty King, along with Rosie and Diarm discussing what you need to do in order to do well in grassroots eventing.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. 
20/01/23•39m 6s

Hall of Fame #8: Jane Holderness Roddam

Jane Holderness Roddam was the first woman to ride on a British Olympic Eventing Team and is also known as the galloping nurse. This fantastic woman juggled riding at the top level whilst working in hospitals, and she is on the podcast to relive her amazing riding career.  For more Hall of Fame episodes and to hear from the likes of Lucinda Green, Cpt Mark Phillips, Mary King, Bruce Davidson and Ginny Elliot then click here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
18/01/23•51m 36s

When Nicole Met... Ben and Sarah Way

There is no better way to kick off When Nicole Met in 2023 than with the power couple of Ben and Sarah Way. Take a listen to hear about how they manage to juggle family life, running an event yard and working a full-time job.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
16/01/23•56m 19s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter K

Great news, Alphabetti Spaghetti is continuing in 2023! Diarm is back with Nicole, Fred Scala, Catherine Austen and Kitty King to find out who is the Karate Kid of the group and what their first kiss was like. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U
13/01/23•1h 5m

A Cup of Tea with... Fred Scala

If you have not heard of Fred Scala before you have probably seen him recently on social media riding a very spritely Everon Vivendi (Donald). He is now on the podcast to talk all about bringing his top horse back into work, some of the shapes he has been throwing and what the future holds.  If you would like to watch Donald's antics click here. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
11/01/23•18m 50s

The Zebra Show #10: Piggy March presenting Cavallo

After a stellar finish to 2022, Piggy March is on the show to talk through her year, how it compared to other years and her current team of horses.  This episode is kindly supported by Zebra Products. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to find out about more fantastic zebra products have a listen to some of our previous Zebra shows. The Zebra Show #5: Alogo Move Pro The Zebra Show #1: Veredus Presenting Andrew Nicholson 
09/01/23•41m 42s

ERHOTY: The Winner's Story

Our winner has been crowned! Zaragoza is your #ERHOTY22 and her rider Gaspard Maksud is on the show to tell us how much it means to take the title and their plans for 2023. The #ERHOTY22 series is very kindly supported by Equilume Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
06/01/23•20m 6s

Eventing Podcast Classics: New Year, New Targets

It's a brand new year so we thought we would head back to the New Year, New Targets show that was first released on 1st January 2020. Take a listen to Diarm and Sam as they help you set goals for the new year. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
04/01/23•50m 13s

Inside Badminton #1: Bring on 2023

What better way to start 2023 than with the first episode of another Inside Badminton series? Excitement is already brewing as Nicole speaks to Event Director, Jane Tuckwell, and Commercial Director, Andrew Tucker, to gain exclusive insight as to what is in store for 2023 and how Badminton will work around the Coronation.  The Badminton Stable Manager, Margaret Hopkins, is also on the show to tell us all about how she prepares for the arrival of the horses and some of the special requests from the riders. Listen for free across all podcast platforms, make sure you hit subscribe by clicking here. If you would like to listen to the Inside Badminton #4: Medical & Vet Cover that was mentioned in the show please click here.
02/01/23•45m 47s

The Greatest Moments of 2022

What a year 2022 has been, so many highs and lows throughout the eventing world. Nicole, Sam and Catherine look back on the year and relive some of the key moments before we head into 2023. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. 
31/12/22•48m 27s

Equilume Special: Optimising Breeding

Sam is joined by the head of Equine Science at University College Dublin, Dr Barbara Murphy, to explore how the science and technology behind Equilume lights can help you get the most from your breeding programme.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is supported by Equilume.  
30/12/22•46m 47s

Grassroots Show: Review of the Year

Rosie is joined by Nicole to talk through their rider, horse and moment of the year in GB, Ireland and the US.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
28/12/22•22m 47s

When Nicole Met...The best of 2022

We have had some amazing guests on the show this year so we thought we would revisit some of the best bits from all our guests in 2022. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  This show is very kindly supported by Bedmax. If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
26/12/22•1h 4m

The 2022 Christmas Quiz

Grab yourself a drink and relax as it's Christmas Quiz time! Diarm is back with one of his legendary quizzes as Nicole, Sam, Rosie and Spike battle it out to be the 2022 Champion.   Play along at home but remember never question the Quiz Master! Listen for free across all podcast platforms
23/12/22•1h 12m

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: Christmas Special

All we want for Christmas is... Spike! He is in the driving seat for the Christmas special along with Nicole, Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Lucy Jackson as they have an in-depth chat all about festive traditions. There is even a special guest who joins halfway through.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U
21/12/22•1h 6m

#ERHOTY22: The Final Countdown

We're getting very close to crowning the champion of #ERHOTY22 so we thought we would chat with a few important people in Zaragoza's and Classic Moet's life to help you make your decision when voting. Nicole chats to Jacky Green, the lady who paired Classic Moet with Jonelle, and Jane Young, the breeder and one of the owners of Zaragoza, to hear more about both of these very special horses. The #ERHOTY22 series is very kindly supported by Equilume and as part of their support, Equilume will be giving the winner an Equilume Cashel Light Mask. The Equilume Light Mask is an individual headpiece for horses that provides timed, low-level blue light to a single eye to effectively deliver all the benefits associated with long summer days. If you would like to vote for the winner of ERHOTY click here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
20/12/22•40m 3s

The Hold Box Red Mills Special #11: The dos and don'ts of feeding supplements

Spike the Vet is joined by Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, to talk you through the things to look for in your supplements to ensure you have a top product that is legal. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
19/12/22•14m 23s

A Cup of Tea with... Libby Seed

Nicole catches up with Medical Scientist and 5* Event Rider Libby Seed, to hear how she juggles working full-time and competing at the top of the sport. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
16/12/22•28m 10s

Parker Equine Insurance: US Review of the Year

What a year US riders have had! Nicole and Diarm look back at the US performances' this year and review all the action from 2022. This episode is kindly supported by Parker Equine Insurance.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms
14/12/22•57m 19s

RED MILLS Special: Treo Eile Celeb Show Jumping Preview

Nicole and Sam preview the Treo Eile Celeb Show Jumping Competition, which has some amazing celebrities taking part. One of the celebrities taking part is Robbie Power and he is also on the show to talk about the charity and his team for the weekend. If you would like to find out more about the Treo Eile Celeb Showjumping click here. If you would like to hear more about retraining racehorses take a listen to Red Mills Special: Retraining of Racehorses by clicking here. Listen for here across all podcast platforms.
12/12/22•40m 50s

#ERHOTY22: Quarter Final Special

The voting is getting very hot in #ERHOTY22! We hear from some of the riders of the contenders to learn more about the horses and why they should win #ERHOTY22 This show is supported by Equilume. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
10/12/22•19m 23s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter J

Diarm is joined by John Kyle, Catherine Austen and Nicole Brown to talk all things J. There are even 3 intro songs to cater for all J music tastes. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U
09/12/22•1h 8m

The British Eventing Show #11: The Howden Way Regional Academy

For the final episode of 2022 of the British Eventing Show, Nicole is joined by BE Master Coach, Marie Ryan to explore the Howden Way Regional Academy and what is on offer for members. Listen for free across all podcast platforms Click here to hear more about the Howden way on The British Eventing Show #5: The Howden Way episode.  
08/12/22•23m 49s

#ERHOTY22: The Contenders

The moment we have all been waiting for, ERHOTY is back! Nicole, Diarm, Sam and Spike put forward their contenders for #ERHOTY22 and do the draw for the first rounds of voting. Do you agree with the team's choices? Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
07/12/22•1h 24m

Grassroots Show: Moments of the Year

Rosie is joined by Natalie Western-Kaye, the winner of the BE 90 OBP league, Georgina Pettit, the rider with the lowest finishing score in Ireland in 2022 and Mary Bauersfeld, the rider with the most consecutive SJ clears at Grassroots level during 2022 in the US to talk through their stellar 2022 seasons and their story so far.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. 
05/12/22•26m 27s

Eventing Podcast Classics: #HorseHeroes: Over To You

After hearing the incredibly sad news of the passing of Over To You we thought we would relive his extraordinary career through his #HorseHeroes show. Nicole & Catherine talk to Jeanette Brakewell to relive the highs of his career. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  
02/12/22•44m 53s

Eventing Podcast Classics: Red Mills Special When Nicole Met Tina

Tina Cook announced that she would not be competing at the top level of the sport anymore so we thought we'd celebrate her remarkable career by reliving When Nicole Met ... Tina. Released on 5th February 2021, Tina looks back at the early days of her career, her horses of a lifetime and the Olympic dream. We hope that you enjoy this very special show. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
30/11/22•59m 24s

The Zebra Show #9: Mary & Emily King presenting BUCAS

The incredible mother and daughter duo of Mary and Emily King join Nicole to review the seasons they have had so far, how their dynamic works and what they have in store for 2023. This episode is kindly supported by Zebra Products. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to find out about more fantastic zebra products have a listen to some of our previous Zebra shows. The Zebra Show #5: Alogo Move Pro The Zebra Show #1: Veredus Presenting Andrew Nicholson 
28/11/22•50m 17s

The Overview Show #14: The Best Ever Seasons

Sam and Diarm take a look at the importance of becoming FEI World Number 1 and explore some of the best-ever eventing seasons.  There are some surprises as to who is part of the top 10! Listen for free across all podcast platforms
25/11/22•1h 39m

When Nicole Met... Caroline

What's it like to own a World Champion? How do you become an elite-level coach? Caroline Moore has all the answers for you as she talks through her journey of riding, coaching and owning event horses at the top of the sport.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms  If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
23/11/22•1h 13m

The Hold Box Red Mills Special #10: The relationship between vets and nutritionists

Spike the Vet is joined by Louise Jones, a nutritionist at Connolly's RED MILLS, as they discuss the hot topic of relationships between vets and nutritionists. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
21/11/22•13m 12s

Eventing Podcast Classics: The Greatest: Adelaide Moments

With no Adelaide this year we thought we would re-live some special moments from the venue. Released last year, Nicole caught up with Australian event rider, Amanda Ross and Eventing Guru, Sharon Ridgeway to relive some of the greatest moments at the venue. From Stuart Tinney jumping a show jump round with one arm to Chris Burton winning on a horse he had only ridden twice, Adelaide has had some amazing memories. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. 
18/11/22•36m 8s

Grassroots Show: The Off Season

Rosie is joined by 5* winner and international show jumper Gemma Stevens to talk through some tips to help you and your horse during the off-season.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
16/11/22•20m 46s

The EHOA League Winners Story with Ros Canter & Kate James

Nicole has caught up with non-other than the winner of the prestigious EHOA league, Ros Canter and one of the owners of Pencos Crown Jewel, Kate James, to hear all about their season and the journey to winning the league. The prize fund for this year's league of over £20,000 has been a hugely exciting prospect for riders and owners alike. We can't wait to see what offering might be available in 2023 but in the meantime, head over to visit www.ehoa.org for more information about how the Event Horse Owners Association are helping to drive the sport forward.  Membership starts from £42 and even makes the perfect Christmas present  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
11/11/22•38m 2s

Parker Equine Special: The Future Superstars of US Eventing

The US really are a force to be reckoned with, especially after some fantastic performances in 2022. So Nicole and Diarm have dug through the data to find you the future superstars of US Eventing. Make sure you follow these horses over the next few years! Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
09/11/22•47m 18s

The British Eventing Show #10: Sarah Bullimore on producing young horses

Sarah Bullimore talks through her season with the winner of the Howden Way 6-year-old league, Corimiro, and her plans for 2023 with the other horses in her yard. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  
07/11/22•35m 58s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter I

Laura Collett joins the fun of Alphabetti with Diarm, Spike and Nicole as they play a mini-game of Master Mind and dispute whether you can have a takeaway on a weekday.    Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U
04/11/22•1h 18m

Pau Review Show

Hector Payne joins Nicole to relive a first podium finish at 5* level before Nicole looks back on the weekend's competition. Big thanks to Equilume for their support of the Pau coverage from both the Eventing Podcast and EquiRatings. Other shows that you might enjoy are: When Nicole Met...Jonelle When Nicole Met...David 
02/11/22•46m 16s

A Cup of Tea with... Harriet Dicken the NAF Bicton 100 3DE winner

Rosie has a cup of tea with Harriet Dicken the winner of the NAF Bicton 100 3DE winner to hear about her weekend in Devon and her winning horse Custer Of The West.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
28/10/22•12m 8s

Pau Preview / Le Lion d'Angers Review

Nicole and Sam dive into some key events in France as they review all the action from the Le Lion d'Angers Young Horse World Championship and take a look at the final 5* of the year at Pau.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. Equilume kindly supports this episode. 
26/10/22•56m 29s

Inside Maryland #6: The Tamie Smith Interview

We all fell in love with a small ginger horse at Maryland, even more so after he helped Tamie Smith achieve her best 5* placing.  From the cheeky chap that is Danito to the US World Championship success, Tamie takes us through her Maryland performance and the highs and lows of Pratoni. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
25/10/22•45m 54s

The Hold Box Red Mills Special #9: Feeding horses in the off season

Connolly's RED MILLS are back with Spike the Vet in another special series of The Hold Box. Spike is joined by Louise Jones, a nutritionist at REDMILLS, as they give some tips on how to feed your horse during the off-season. Connolly's Red Mills are offering 15% off Foran Equine products to Eventing Podcast listeners! Use the code EquiRatingsPodcast15 to receive your discount. View the full collection here. Note this does not apply to the For-Recovery products or the already discounted Pre-Fuel & Refuel combo packs. If you have any other questions regarding feeding click here to ask the Connolly's RED MILLS experts. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
24/10/22•20m 9s

Grassroots Show: My First Event

Rosie is joined by grassroots rider, Charlotte Walters, 5* event rider, Alex Bragg and vlogger/grassroots rider Meg Elphick to talk through their experience at their first event, juggling work and eventing and dealing with nerves. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
21/10/22•41m 9s

Le Lion d'Angers Preview Show

Rosie, Catherine and Sam take a look at both the 6 & 7-year-olds heading to the Le Lion d'Angers Young Horse World Championships, using the EquiRatings numbers to find horses for you to keep an eye on. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
19/10/22•29m 56s

A Cup of Tea with... David Doel

Nicole sits down with David Doel as he recaps his season so far, flags up a few horses to watch in the future and talks about our favourite subject ... ice cream.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
18/10/22•11m 17s

Inside Maryland #5: Review Show

Nicole and Sam review all the action from Maryland 5* and some of the stories that unfolded throughout the weekend. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. If you want to listen to The Overlander Overview Show #13 The Recipe of Eventing that was mentioned in the podcast please click here.
17/10/22•39m 1s

The Overlander Overview Show #13 The Recipe of Eventing

Sam, Diarm and Nicole talk through the recipe of eventing, discussing the importance of all three phases and express their views on Pratoni. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  
14/10/22•1h 5m

Inside Maryland #4: Ian Stark on the Maryland Cross Country

Nicole catches up with Maryland 5* cross country course designer Ian Stark, to hear about what's in store on Saturday and any changes he has made to the course from last year. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  
13/10/22•20m 16s

Inside Maryland #3: The Preview Show

It's five-star week and Nicole and Diarm talk through one of the most open CCI5* competitions we have had in years. A small field packed with emerging talent, it proves difficult to pick a podium. If you want to listen to the podcasts with Liz Halliday-Sharp that are mentioned in the show, click the links below: Inside Maryland: #2: Looking forward to Maryland with Harry Meade and Liz Halliday-Sharp Equilume Special: Liz Halliday-Sharp Listen for free across all podcast platforms.  
12/10/22•1h 12m

When Nicole Met... Alice

Nicole has caught up with the young lady who has been nominated as Longines FEI Rising Star, Alice Casburn. She recaps her phenomenal year from 2 5* top 20 placings to an individual bronze medal at the Young Rider Europeans. If you want to vote for Alice as Longines FEI Rising Star please click here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
10/10/22•35m 34s

Alphabetti Spaghetti Round 2: The Letter H

Diarm is joined by Matt Heath, Spike, Nicole and Rosie talking all things H, from hotels to Halloween.   Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is kindly supported by Strawmax a healthy, ultra-absorbent and economical equine bedding option for your horse. Find out more here. If you want to listen to more of the fun, laughter and carnage of Alphabetti Spaghetti click below. Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter X Alphabetti Spaghetti: The Letter U
07/10/22•1h 21m

Boekelo Preview Show

Nicole and Rosie preview the extremely competitive Boekelo field, taking a look at some of the stats to see who they think will top the podium.  We would really appreciate it if you could please fill out our podcast survey to help us to continue to improve and produce content that you will love. Click here for the survey link. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
05/10/22•30m 23s

The British Eventing Show #9: Dickie Waygood on Pratoni & Mark Sartori on the future of BE

A few weeks after the World Championships Dickie Waygood, the Eventing Performance Manager for British Equestrian is on the show to give a Pratoni debrief. Nicole is also joined by the Chairman of British Eventing Mark Sartori to talk through the future of BE. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
03/10/22•1h 12m

Equilume Special: Liz Halliday-Sharp

Liz Halliday-Sharp joins Nicole as she reviews her year so far and talks through her plans for the final stretch of the season.  This show is kindly supported by Equilume, a world leader in the research and development of light therapy solutions to assist the global horse industry in maximizing reproductive efficiency and performance. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
30/09/22•22m 32s

When Nicole Met...Gaspard

After producing the best ever French score at an FEI Eventing World Championships Gaspard Maksud joins Nicole to talk through Pratoni and the future with Zaragoza. Listen for free across all podcast platforms  If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
28/09/22•27m 4s

A Cup of Tea with...Pru Dawes

What does it feel like to own an event horse that just finished top 10 at Blenheim - an event that you have always dreamed of? Nicole has caught up with owner and 3* event rider Pru Dawes to hear about her journey with Flash Cooley, his future plans and her riding goals. Listen for free across all podcast platforms. This show is very kindly supported by NAF. If you want to have a cuppa with another top-class rider, click below: A Cup of Tea with.... Caroline Harris  A Cup of Tea with.... Laura Collett 
26/09/22•12m 50s

Inside Maryland: #2: Looking forward to Maryland with Harry Meade and Liz Halliday-Sharp

2 of the leading contenders heading into Maryland 5*, Harry Meade and Liz Halliday-Sharp, are on the show to talk about the horses they are taking and their journey to 5*.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. 
24/09/22•33m 51s

When Nicole Met...Yas

When Nicole Met World Champion Yasmin Ingham! Just under a week after winning in Pratoni Yas talks through her journey to becoming World Champion.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms  If you want to listen to more When Nicole Met… check out some of our older episodes below. When Nicole Met... Julia When Nicole Met... Jonelle 
22/09/22•42m 36s

Grassroots Show: Long Format 3DE Tips

Roads and tracks and steeplechase is new territory for many people, so Rosie has caught up with Sam Watson to give you some tips and advice ahead of your long format 3 Day Events to help you get the best result from your horse.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
21/09/22•37m 4s

Pratoni Debrief

Nicole and Diarm catch up after the whirlwind of Pratoni and let you know what they have in mind for the next few months on the podcast. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
20/09/22•19m 2s

Road to Pratoni: Reaction Show

What a championship it has been! Diarm has caught up with non-other than Lesley Ingham, to hear about Yas' journey to becoming World Champion and some of the amazing fans that support our sport. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
18/09/22•18m 26s

Blenheim Review

Nicole and Rosie review the CCI4*-L and the CCI4*-S 8/9 YO at Blenheim and hear from the winners of both classes. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
18/09/22•19m 29s

Road to Pratoni: Cross Country Review

Diarm, Sam and Tilly are back to review the thrills and spills of the cross country today at Pratoni. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
17/09/22•22m 43s

Road to Pratoni: Cross Country Press Conference

Hear all from Michael Jung, Yas Ingham and Tamie Smith in the post-cross country press conference. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
17/09/22•18m 43s

Behind The Scenes At Blenheim

Nicole and Rosie have caught up with some very special guests to give you insight into the life behind the scenes at Blenheim. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
17/09/22•36m 49s

Road to Pratoni: Second Press Conference I Michael Jung

Listeners you have another front-row seat in the media centre as Diarm has recorded the second press conference of Pratoni. You will hear from the man in the lead, Michael Jung, and Alex Hua Tian who finished the day in 4th. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
16/09/22•12m 54s

Road to Pratoni: XC Preview

Diarm is joined by Sam, Tilly and Catherine to review all the excitement from today's dressage and look forward to the cross country test tomorrow. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
16/09/22•41m 34s

Road to Pratoni: Day 1 Dressage Review

Diarm Byrne and Tilly Berendt review all the action from the first day of dressage at Pratoni. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
15/09/22•36m 59s

Road to Pratoni: Press Conference I Laura, Yas and Monica

Diarm has recorded the press conference after day 1 of dressage to give you a front-row seat in the Pratoni media centre. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
15/09/22•13m 53s

Road to Pratoni: Podium Picks

Who do you think is going home with gold at Pratoni? Some friends of the show are here to pick who they think will win team and individual medals and who is likely to be the dark horse of the competition.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms. 
15/09/22•32m 41s

Blenheim Preview Show

Nicole & Rosie preview this weekend's competition from Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials presented by The Jockey Club. Tune in for free across podcast platforms.  
14/09/22•39m 16s

The British Eventing Show #8: Cornbury Review/ Pratoni Insight

On this month's British Eventing Show Nicole has caught up with the new British National Junior Champion, Charlotte Bull, to relive her success at Cornbury as well as the lady taking care of Toldeo De Kerser in Pratoni, Francesca Gorni, to hear about the build-up to the World Championships. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
13/09/22•40m 25s

Road to Pratoni: Preview Show

The moment we have all been waiting for... it's World Championship week! Nicole, Sam, Spike and Catherine run through the entries for Pratoni, take a look at what teams they think may stand on the podium and who they think will love the Pratoni hills. If you would like to catch up on any of the previous Road to Pratoni shows, click below: Road to Pratoni: Cross Country insight with Giuseppe Della Chiesa Road to Pratoni: Grooming at a Championship Road to Pratoni: Behind the Scenes Road to Pratoni: Test Event Review Show Road to Pratoni: Test Event Preview Show Road to Pratoni: Blyth Tait's Championship Story Road to Pratoni: The Early Call
12/09/22•1h 28m

Inside Maryland #1: Behind the Scenes

We have a brand new series for you listeners.  In the first Inside Maryland show Nicole is joined by CEO and President of the Maryland 5*,  Jeff Newman, and Competition Management Consultant, Joanie Morris as they take you behind the scenes in the newest addition to the 5* calendar. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
10/09/22•35m 13s

Cornbury Preview Show

Nicole and Catherine take a look at the entries for Cornbury 2* and 3*, including the youth classes. There are also some very good combinations in the OI classes so keep an eye on them! Listen for free across all podcast platforms
08/09/22•25m 30s

RED MILLS Special: Eventing Ireland Championships Preview

It's a big week in Ireland! Nicole and Sam preview the Eventing Ireland National Championships taking place this weekend.  Connolly's RED MILLS kindly supports this episode. Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
07/09/22•24m 38s

Road to Pratoni: Cross Country insight with Giuseppe Della Chiesa

The countdown to the World Championships is well and truly on! Nicole is joined by the man designing the cross country at Pratoni, Giuseppe Della Chiesa, to hear all about what is in store for the World Championships. If you would like to catch up on any of the previous Road to Pratoni shows, click below: Road to Pratoni: Grooming at a Championship Road to Pratoni: Behind the Scenes Road to Pratoni: Test Event Review Show Road to Pratoni: Test Event Preview Show Road to Pratoni: Blyth Tait's Championship Story Road to Pratoni: The Early Call
06/09/22•31m 57s

Inside Burghley #6: Review Show

Wow, what a Burghley! Rosie, Nicole and Catherine review what has been a thrilling weekend of sport and hear from your new Burghley Champion, Piggy March. Listen for free across 
04/09/22•14m 15s

Burghley Tour Diaries #5: Catch up with Amy Phillips and Bubby Upton

Amy Phillips is on the show taking us through the post-XC care of Vanir Kamira and her preparation for the second trot up, along with Bubby Upton speaking before her show jumping this afternoon. The Burghley Tour Diaries are kindly supported by Fairfax and Favor
04/09/22•19m 11s

Burghley Tour Diaries #4: XC Review

Nicole, Rosie and Georgia catch up after a thrilling day of cross-country action at Burghley. Sarah Charnley is also on the show as she gives us an insight into what it's like being a groom for Ros Canter and working full time.  The Burghley Tour Diaries are kindly supported by Fairfax and Favor
03/09/22•29m 15s

Burghley Tour Diaries #3: Friday Dressage Review

Nicole, Rosie and Catherine review all the dressage action from today and hear from Marcus Fountaine, one of the co-founders of Fairfax and Favor. The Burghley Tour Diaries are kindly supported by Fairfax and Favor
02/09/22•23m 45s

Burghley Tour Diaries #2: Thursday Dressage Review

Nicole and Rosie review the first day of dressage, catch up with a few riders after their tests and hear from Sarah Murray, Head Groom for Wills Oakden. The Burghley Tour Diaries are kindly supported by Fairfax and Favor
01/09/22•20m 23s

Burghley Tour Diaries #1: It's Finally Here

Nicole and Rosie set the scene at Burghley on day 1 and Rosie caught up with Ro Audley, one of the owners of DHI Purple Rain, to hear about their journey to Burghley. The Burghley Tour Diaries are kindly supported by Fairfax and Favor
31/08/22•11m 36s

Inside Burghley #5: Preview Show

After a 3 year wait we have a Burghley preview show! Nicole is joined by Spike and Catherine to pick out who they think will be crowned the next Land Rover Burghley Champion and a few for you to keep your eye on through the weekend. Listen for free across all podcast platforms
31/08/22•1h 20m

Inside Burghley #4: Derek di Grazia

There is a new course designer for this year's cross country at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and Nicole has caught up with Derek di Grazia to find out what is in store and how you make your mark on a 5* track. For your access all areas pass to this years Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials sign up to Burghley TV here.  
30/08/22•33m 13s

Inside Burghley #3: Inside Burghley House

Fancy a peek into Burghley House? Nicole can bring you just that as she has caught up with the Executive Chair of the Burghley House Preservation Trust, Miranda Rock & the CEO of Burghley Preservation Trust, David Pennell, to hear about the other events that take place at Burghley and how the 5* fits into the puzzle.  If you want to visit the beautiful Burghley House click here. Listen for free across all podcast platforms, make sure you hit subscribe by clicking here.
26/08/22•28m 31s

Red Mills Special: Millstreet Preview Show

Nicole is not only previewing the Millstreet field but is also joined by Gillian Beale King who has been cleaning up on the Irish eventing circuit, to hear about her move to Ireland and her success last year.  Listen for free across all podcast platforms.
25/08/22•32m 53s