After a busy few weeks on the road, the whole team are back to discuss the star-studded entry lists for Kentucky, Badminton and Belton. Naturally everyone has a different opinion on which horses and riders are the ones to watch … Which horses are you tipping for the major spring events? Let us know on social media @EventingPodcast and be sure to leave us a review on iTunes.
The team take a look at some of the Dark Horses to watch in 2018. There are ‘The Returners’ the big guns who head back to the top of the International scene after a bit of time on the sidelines and specifically the horses who are perhaps flying under the radar but are expected to make a big splash this year.
There are a number of young French superstars coming through the ranks and a couple more reasons to keep a very close eye on the Japanese team as we head towards WEG & Tokyo.
Diarm sticks with following the Tom Carlile camp to find the next superstar and Nicole has a couple of British hopes (as always!).
In an EquiRatings Special, Sam & Diarm discuss the EquiRatings approach to Risk Management in Eventing and what they are trying to achieve with the ERQI.
We’re back! The first episode of the 2018 season features a discussion of the new dressage scoring and which horses will benefit, which horses changed hands in the off season, and what we can expect early in the year as combinations look to qualify for the World Equestrian Games. Diarm’s sister also stops by for a pop quiz, and pancakes somehow feature prominently.
We are starting an Eventing Podcast Playlist for 2018, so be sure to let us know on social media which songs you love to listen to when you’re hacking, getting pumped up for cross country, or dancing at the competitor’s party. We also want to know your favourite quick and easy recipes to cook in the lorry — one pot and in 15 minutes or less!
Gather ’round the fire with the team for the Eventing Podcast Christmas Party! Sam, Diarm, Nicole and Jenni share their memories of the 2017 season and hilarity ensues. Pop quizzes and trivia questions abound, so don your favourite pair of nerd glasses, grab a drink and get ready to play along. There’s even a bonus round for fans of Love Actually, the best Christmas movie of all time. Happy Christmas to all!
It’s an all new Locker Room Talk episode with Alex Hua Tian! We talk through the highs and lows of the 2017 season and what’s next for 2016 EquiRatings Horse of the Year Don Geniro. Who does Alex think should take the title in 2017? You’ll have to listen to find out!
We saw standout performances from all corners of the world in the 2017 eventing season. With only 12 slots available for EquiRatings Horse of the Year, a fierce debate ensues as Sam, Diarm, Jenni and Nicole select the nominees in this hour-long, action-packed episode.
The team battle it out to get their favourites onto the list. We look at the stats. We relive the memories. In the end Diarm laments the fact that Mr Bass is not on the list — some things never change! It’s an episode not to be missed.
Congrats to Ivar Gooden for winning the Fan Nomination with a massive push on social media. Vera Porter and Lorraine Porter are the winners of the Rambo Duo rugs in our Horseware contest. Without further ado, our 12 nominees …
1. fischerRocana FST (GER)
2. Nereo (NZL)
3. Arctic Soul (GBR)
4. Horseware Hale Bob (GER)
5. Ballaghmor Class (GBR)
6. Bulana (GBR)
7. Hunter Valley II (AUS)
8. Donner (USA)
9. Cekatinka (NZL)
10. Calle 44 (JPN)
11. Ivar Gooden (GBR)
12. Foxwood High (CAN)
In-depth articles will be posted for each horse on the EquiRatings blog, with all the stats, facts and numbers you need to know. Voting starts ahead of Christmas week!
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. He is more motivated than ever for 2018 and shares his exciting plans for the season.
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!
Nicole, Jenni & Diarm look back on the final two big events in the 2017 season. Clarke Johnstone & Balmoral Sensation lived up to being hot favourites down under as they took their first 4* title. Jenni correctly predicted their wire to wire victory and to cap off a great week Hannah Sue Burnett & Harbour Pilot’s Ocala victory meant that she overtook Diarm in the #PodPicks team standings as well.
With Thanksgiving in the States this Thursday the team discuss their ideal dinner guests (including Andrew Cooper & Penelope Cruz!) and Diarm dishes out some advice…
Balmoral Sensation’s win at the weekend also added him to a list of very elite horses who have never been out of the top 10 in their four or more runs at the highest level, check them out on the EquiRatings blog here.
The team talk through their picks for the last 4* of the year as the key contenders head Down Under to Adelaide. With Ocala also taking place this weekend it is all Fun in the Sun and the scene is set for a fantastic end to the 2017 season.
Sam rocks his Australian accent, Nicole & Jenni both discover Andrew Cooper on Google while Diarm is backing Balmoral Sensation to take a big win in Adelaide.
Balmoral Sensation has jumped clear in every one of his 10 long format CCI runs….he had 2 poles down in the special event that is the second round of jumping in Rio. There won’t be two rounds of jumping at Adelaide – will Clarke secure his first 4* victory?
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