What happened this week? Here’s a visual round up of the top equestrian news between July 26 and 31.
The Canadian showjumping team (pictured below) comprising Yann Candele, Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze, and Ian Millar (pictured above) nabbed a spot for the Rio Olympics by winning team gold at the Pan-American Games in Toronto on July 26. The Argentinian team finished in silver and also qualified for Rio. They join the squads from Brazil, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, the USA and Qatar, all of whom already have a ticket to Rio. In Toronto, American rider McLain Ward claimed the individual gold aboard Rothchild ahead of Venezuela’s Andres Rodriguez (Darlon van Groenhove) and another American, Lauren Hough (Ohlala).
The actress, who is a keen rider, an animal welfare spokesperson and an international ambassador of the Lusitano Horse, will be Chair of the Jury at the FEI Awards 2015.
Former British champion flat jockey Richard Hughes, who is retiring as a jockey to begin a career as a trainer, celebrated in style with a victory on board Nisser in the opener at the Royal Windsor Racecourse on July 28.
William Fox-Pitt’s legendary partner was put to sleep at age 23.
The New Zealand rider landed the first Amlin Plus Eventers’ Challenge at the Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead.
Princess Eugenie presented the Magnolia Cup to winning jockey Camilla Henderson on Ladies’ Day at Glorious Goodwood. This year, the charity race, which always draws a contingent of high-profile women, was in aid of Amref, a charity that aims to boost quality of life in the poorest areas of Africa.
Main image: Canadian rider Ian Millar and DIXSON at the Pan-American Games in Toronto, courtesy of FEI